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RGIII Explains Why ‘We Never See Him Out’ in the DC Club Scene " CBS DC
Something that may have gone unnoticed about RGIII - against all odds - was his explanation of why he doesn't frequent the bar/club scene of Washington, D.C., which submitted willingly to WPGC's Sunni at Pierre Garcon's charity event last week.

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Redskins release fullback Dorson Boyce

Raheem Morris on the difference between Thomas and Rambo
"The one thing I can say is Phillip is a natural box player," he said. "When he gets in the box, he knows where to fit, he knows how to read his keys, he knows how to do those things. And Bacarri is a natural field – whole-field and half-field player – but can play in the box as well."

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Jim Haslett Thinks at Least one of the Rookie Defensive Backs Will Start
Redskins defensive coordinator Jim Haslett hasn't had very long to spend with his rookie DBs, but that hasn't stopped him from noticing their abilities.

Whose job is it to keep RG III safe? - NFC East Blog - ESPN
"I’m Robert's coach, so it's my job to help him with everything," Kyle Shanahan said. "It's not just Robert. I think it's every quarterback who has ever played the game. I mean, guys have got to get used to sliding, knowing when to fight for yards and when not to fight for yards. I think a lot of rookie quarterbacks, it takes time to get that feel. They learn through experience, and I think Robert had a lot of experience last year and I think he'll definitely be better from that. We'll keep harping on it and I think it'll come natural for him."

Need to Know: A look ahead at the NFL calendar - Rich Tandler's Real Redskins
In a move that surprised no one, Mike Shanahan cancelled the final day of minicamp, which had been scheduled for yesterday. The Redskins’ attendance during OTAs was near 100 percent and when that happens (which it usually does on a Shanahan team) the players get the three-day minicamp shortened to two days. It added a...

CAMPBELL: Kyle Shanahan still selling RG3 on zone read's benefits - Washington Times
"The threat of a quarterback who can run, especially in the running game with the zone-read, whether that’s working or not — just the threat of it — opens up everything else," he declared Wednesday.

HARRIS: RG3, Bryce Harper should be fine, but knee injuries still a bit scary - Washington Times
The Skins and Nats plan on RG3 and Harper being key components for an awfully long time, something the local fan base wouldn't mind. They've already shown how good they are and even with all they've done, they're nowhere near as good as they can be. They're the type of athletes you hope can hang around for a very long time. There's no solid reason to expect they won't become fixtures. Except for those knees.

Redskins Take a Break
The Redskins shortened their mandatory mini-camp to two on field practice days. Players had to report on Monday for physicals and pictures. Before breaking officially until late July, players had to attend meetings this morning and attend a family event at Redskins Park in Ashburn.

Redskins DE Adam Carriker to begin camp on physically-unable-to-perform list; season status uncertain - Washington Times
Although Carriker hopes to be able to play in the Redskins’ regular-season opener, he is out indefinitely after requiring a second surgery during the winter, and the Redskins must proceed as though he won’t be in the defensive line rotation.

Redskins rookie Amerson getting comfortable | Comcast SportsNet Washington
"I think I’ve come a very long way since the first time I got here, just getting comfortable with the scheme, comfortable with the players and the coaches," Amerson said. After a brief pause, the North Carolina State product added: "Now I feel like I belong here."

Darrel Young excited to be back with Redskins | Comcast SportsNet Washington

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