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Daily Slop: Redskins Begin Contract Talks; How Much is Perry Riley Jr. Worth?

A look at the top Redskins stories around the web


What should the Redskins do to get a No. 2 WR? | Comcast SportsNet Washington

Need to Know: Five possible veteran replacements for Kirk Cousins | Rich Tandler's Real Redskins
Here is what you need to know on this Tuesday, February 4, 93 days before the NFL Draft. Nickel coverage If the Redskins trade Kirk Cousins, who would serve as the backup for Robert Griffin III? Here are five possibilities from among pending veteran free agent QB’s. 1.

Santana Moss on RGIII pressure: ‘It was almost bound to happen’
"It was just the city and him being him," Moss repsonded. "Heisman winner and having the first season he had, it was almost bound to happen. But I feel it shouldn’t happen that way. It shouldn’t have been in such a negative way. And I think as a player, we have a chance to pretty much control how the media handles us. If he goes out there and has that kind of season later on during the year after missing some games, maybe they’d be a little lighter on him.

How the Redskins can follow the Seahawks Blueprint |

A look at how the Redskins can follow the Seahawks approach and get back to contention sooner rather than later.

Negotiations between Doug Williams, Redskins still said to be going well
"I think it’s a deal or pretty close to a deal," the person said, speaking on the condition of anonymity because the team had made no public comment on the matter. "I’m actually surprised they haven’t announced it yet. I still think it’s a go. Everyone I’ve talked to, they think it’s very much in line to make it happen."

Offseason questions: How much is Perry Riley Jr. worth?

Jay Gruden finalizes coaching staff
The team has hired assistant special teams coach Bradford Banta, assistant offensive line/offensive quality control coach Shane Day, and offensive quality control assistant Jake Peetz. The team also announced that Aubrey Pleasant, who served as an offensive assistant last year, will now switch to the defensive side of the ball as a quality control assistant to defensive coordinator Jim Haslett.

Brian Orakpo, Redskins begin contract talks, GM says -
Brian Orakpo and the Washington Redskins have begun contract negotiations, general manager Bruce Allen revealed Tuesday. The star pass rusher is set to be a free agent.

Washington Redskins can free up more space - ESPN
Monday was the first day teams could start releasing players -- and therefore putting in waiver claims when applicable. The Redskins obviously did not

Back-up Quarterbacks the Redskins could target in free agency |

LOVERRO: He's no relic, but Jim Fassel sits at home while Jay Gruden gets his shot - Washington Times
You remember Fassel, don't you? He had one foot in the door to coach the Redskins not once, but twice. He won two UFL championships, beating not only Gruden but Jim Haslett the year before. Yet here is Jay Gruden, the guy who lost to Jim Fassel, with a five-year, $20 million NFL head coaching contract.

Redskins mailbag: Roster needs, draft prospects and more

On the Clock: NFL Mock draft Simulator |

Updated Rankings and team needs!

Age not a factor for Cowboys - ESPN
After a third consecutive 8-8 season, you have to say age isn't a factor with Cowboys

Super Bowl Again Proves Bigger Than the Game Itself -
Though Sunday’s game was a rout and a dud, the Super Bowl is so iconic an event that Fox was able to set viewership records even as the game’s intrigue faded.

DL Ra'Shede Hageman: A Closer Look |