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Daily Slop: Redskins add Assistant Offensive Line Coach Shane Day; Alfred Morris mic'd up at Pro Bowl Practice

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Need to Know: The five oldest Redskins and their futures | Rich Tandler's Real Redskins
Here is what you need to know on this Friday, January 24, 73 days before the Redskins start offseason workouts. Nickel coverage Some of the oldest members of the 2013 Redskins are set to become free agents.

The next big thing: Redskins - ESPN
Redskins have a number of free agents, especially on defense

Looking at the positives of the Redskins offseason |

Mark Brunell on the Jay Gruden hire and Daniel Snyder’s desire to win
"Obviously it’s going to take both those guys to do their jobs very, very well," he said. "But RGIII, I believe, he needs to make the biggest adjustment because he simply has to play better. And he has to understand that he’s very fortunate to have Jay Gruden, a proven coach, great offensive mind. And really what I saw this year was a young man in his second year that, he’s got a lot of growing to do on the field. It’s not about RGIII. It’s about the Washington Redskins and that offense. I think they have a great leader in Jay Gruden. He worked wonders there in Cincinnati and he’s a proven football coach.

Haslett hopes influx of underclassmen helps Redskins | Comcast SportsNet Washington
"With the juniors coming out this year—we’ve got 90 some juniors—and then you add all these [seniors] to it, you have to do a good job in the draft because you can get a bunch of good football players in the fourth and fifth rounds," Haslett said.

Bruce Allen: Redskins will ‘be active in free agency’
"You know, Atlanta’s coaching this game here at the Senior Bowl, and last year they were a few minutes away from being in the Super Bowl," Allen said "So things do change in the NFL, and they can change quickly. The Saints example, I think, is a great testament to coaching. It shows you what leadership, and losing Coach [Sean] Payton did for them for a year. We feel good about where we’re going. I think we’ll be healthier in a lot of areas heading into the offseason. But the key is, we’ve just got to keep working every day to get better."

Redskins salary cap review: Low QB salaries won’t last long | Rich Tandler's Real Redskins
Salary cap review: Offensive Backs As Jay Gruden continues to assemble his coaching staff, people in another part of the building at Redskins Park are looking forward to free agency and how best to utilize the approximately $28 million in cap space the Redskins have.

Redskins add assistant offensive line coach Shane Day
Day replaces Chris Morgan, whom Gruden dismissed last week. Day will work under offensive line coach Chris Foerster, who enters his fifth season with the Redskins, and 21st in the NFL.

Eric Rivera Sentenced to 57 Years in Prison for Killing Sean Taylor
Miami-Dade Circuit Judge Dennis Murphy imposed the sentence on Eric Rivera, 23, one of five Fort Myers-area men charged with Taylor’s death after they broke into his house looking to steal cash. One has pleaded guilty and three others are still awaiting trial. "He lost his life defending and protecting his family," said Assistant State Attorney Reid Rubin in a closing statement. "They kicked the door in and they shot him and killed him, for no good reason."

NFL Fan Pass: Alfred Morris mic'd up at Pro Bowl practice - NFL Videos
Washington Redskins running back Alfred Morris is wired for sound as he prepares to face Team Rice in the 2014 Pro Bowl.

Kam Chancellor motivated by Sean Taylor highlights - ESPN
The quote that catches the eye, naturally, is about Sean Taylor. That's the emotional one, the one that reminds anyone of his lasting impact, more tha

Who are the NFL’s most respected players, as voted by their peers? | Shutdown Corner - Yahoo Sports
Fletcher, who has said he was 99 percent sure he would retire after this season, didn't make the list because he's the best linebacker in the NFL (although he has been pretty good for this entire century). It's a testament to him carving out a 16-year NFL career coming out of John Carroll University, looked over initially because he is just 5-foot-10. But what Fletcher did was come to work every day. Literally. He played in 256 consecutive games, never missing one. He played all 16 games this year, racking up more than 100 tackles once again at age 38. He is respected as a leader and for his toughness and longevity.

The Redskins Blog | A Chaplain Brought Mark Brunell To Washington, And The QB Saved Joe Gibbs’ Life
"If I remember correctly, he got off the jet at St. Augustine airport and said, ‘Hey, listen, I either took the wrong medication. I didn’t take enough or too much. I don’t know, but you’ve got to get me to the hospital.’ I thought. I’ve got Joe Gibbs, Hall-of-Fame coach, an NFL legend, and his life is in my hands right now. So we get in the car and get to the hospital, the closest hospital I could find. He turned out to be fine. They checked him. We were probably at the hospital for about three hours. But during that time, those three hours, we just got to hang out, talk football. While it was not under the best circumstance, I did get to spend some time with my future head coach."

The Redskins Blog | Trent Williams, Brian Orakpo Saved From Each Other At 2014 NFL Pro Bowl

Report: Fred Davis Facing 6-Game Suspension " CBS DC
Impending free agent tight end Fred Davis is reportedly facing his second marijuana-related suspension in three years.

Catching up with: Lorenzo Alexander - Washington Redskins Blog - ESPN
The ex-Redskin made a difficult decision to leave Washington last offseason, but considering the difference in offers and the chance to start, it was

Unclear if expanded NFL playoff field has enough support from owners

Roger Goodell open to players using medical marijuana for concussion issues | Shutdown Corner - Yahoo Sports
From Yahoo Sports: Never before has marijuana and football been so intertwined than this week, and presumably next week as well. Though we've yet to settle on a proper name for the Super Bowl between the Broncos and Seahawks, the teams from the … Continue reading

Google Searching for the Next Great Quarterback |

A "scientific" look on determining the best quarterback in this year's draft. A good read for all football fans!