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Daily Slop: Redskins Officially Hire Ike Hilliard as WR Coach; Redskins Looking for Talent in Mobile

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Redskins officially hire Ike Hilliard as WR coach | Comcast SportsNet Washington
The team announced today that Hilliard will return to the job he held in 2012. Hilliard left at the end of the year to coach the wide receivers with the Bills. Right after the end of the season Buffalo coach Doug Marrone announced that Hilliard was leaving the staff due to "philosophical differences".

Senior Bowl primer: Redskins looking for talent in Mobile | Comcast SportsNet Washington
Redskins General Manager Bruce Allen, members of the team's scouting staff and a handful of coaches will spend the next several days here at the annual Senior Bowl, getting acquainted with many of the top prospects available in next May’s draft.

Redskins’ new regime has an old look
Linebackers coach Kirk Olivadotti, who worked for five coaches over 11 seasons in Washington, returns following a three-year hiatus. Receivers coach Ike Hilliard is back for new coach Jay Gruden’s staff after one year away. Earnest Byner, who played for Washington from 1989 to 1993 and coached from 2004 to 2007, could return as well.

Sean McVay: Redskins’ coaching wonder must connect with Robert Griffin III - The Washington Post
Sean McVay has coaching acumen beyond his years; his first challenge will be re-igniting Robert Griffin III.

The Redskins Blog | Sean Taylor Inspires Kam Chancellor On Seahawks Super Bowl XLVIII Run

The Redskins Blog | Chris Baker And Eli Manning Made Up

LOVERRO: The best quarterbacks coach for the Redskins is one of their quarterbacks - Washington Times
So since we're in a welcome back mode, I'd like to see someone else return next season for the new Jay Gruden era – Rex Grossman. I've grown accustomed to his place.

Free Agency Objective No. 1: Get Garçon Some Help " CBS DC
If the Redskins lose Josh Morgan and Santana Moss this offseason, they'll need to focus a portion of their massive salary cap space on a wide receiver to compliment Pierre Garcon. Fortunately, there's a large market of big names available this offseason.

Fred Smoot On Richard Sherman: ‘As A Connoisseur Of Great Trash Talk, I Enjoyed It’ " CBS DC
In nine seasons in the NFL, Fred Smoot developed quite the reputation as a smack talker. So, it's no surprise he's giving Richard Sherman two thumbs up.

Should the Redskins Target a Return Man in Free Agency? | Fanspeak Washington Redskins Blog

Backup Quarterbacks the Redskins Could Target in Free Agency - Washington Redskins Blog

Say it ain't so, but it could be the end of an era in Washington as Rex Grossman may no longer be in the Redskins plans for 2014 with the Shanahan's out in DC. The Redskins are going to have to find a third quarterback, and if a trade materializes for Kirk Cousins that guy could quickly become the number two guy.

The NFL Can Force These Eight Teams To Appear On Hard Knocks
After the NFL and HBO had a devil of a time finding a team to agree to be on Hard Knocks, owners passed a new rule. Now the league can force a team to admit HBO cameras into their training camp unless that team a)has a new head coach, b)made the playoffs in one of the previous two seasons, or c)already appeared on the show in the last 10 years.

NFL Will Consider Making Fumble Recoveries Reviewable
You probably guessed this from your own knowledge of how knees are and aren't supposed to bend (Warning: photo is painful to look at, but maybe not quite as painful as Fox showing the replay six consecutive times), but the preliminary diagnosis indicates that all-pro linebacker NaVorro Bowman has a torn ACL. The least the officials could have done was let him have his fumble recovery.

Jerry Jones says Dallas Cowboys are 'under contract' - ESPN Dallas
Dallas Cowboys owner/general manager Jerry Jones reiterated his offseason stance that he doesnt expect any changes to replace offensive coordinator Bill Callahan and defensive coordinator Monte Kiffin.

Roger Goodell says PATs could be abolished - ESPN
NFL commissioner Roger Goodell told the NFL Network that the league's competition committee could consider abolishing the PAT.

2013 NFL playoffs -- Bill Belichick of New England Patriots unhappy with Wes Welker's hit on Aqib Talib - ESPN Boston
New England Patriots coach Bill Belichick delivered strong comments about Wes Welker's hit that knocked cornerback Aqib Talib out of the AFC Championship Game.

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