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Daily Slop: Bruce Allen Expects ‘Announcement Soon’ on Kerrigan’s Future; Redskins Open Voluntary Minicamp Today

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Gruden calls DeSean Jackson a good fit - Washington Redskins Blog - ESPN
POTOMAC FALLS, Va. -- The Washington Redskins aren’t crossing their fingers about how receiver DeSean Jackson will fit in with the team. Or if h

Brian Orakpo: ‘I don’t have to prove myself to anybody’
Orakpo bristled at the notion that he needs to show the Redskins more to convince them that he deserves a big pay day. "Oh, I’ve got to prove myself again, huh? I don’t have to prove myself to anybody. I’m already proven in this league. Like I said, I’m here. I have a great relationship with Coach Gruden. I have a great relationship with Bruce Allen, and I have a great relationship with Mr. Snyder, and I’m here. It is what it is. I signed my franchise tag. I’m here. So, play it out, whatever the case may be, I still want something long-term. But I’m not going to be in a situation where I’m holding out, this and that stuff and I’m a distraction and all that comes with it. But I don’t need to prove anything to nobody. That goes for fans, that goes for media, anybody. I’m well proven in this league, and if it doesn’t work out, it doesn’t work out. I don’t have to prove anything to anybody."

DeSean Jackson’s explosive plays fed the Eagles’ offense last year | Rich Tandler's Real Redskins
The Eagles need to face facts; they are going to miss DeSean Jackson. Some interesting numbers crunched by my friend Jimmy Kempski on detail why. The 2013 Eagles were the most explosive offense in the NFL.

Eyeing the Redskins' draft: Charles Sims - Washington Redskins Blog - ESPN
Taking a look at selected players leading up to the NFL draft, which begins May 8. The reports are based on watching multiple games on draftbreakdown.

Redskins mull decision on Ryan Kerrigan - Washington Redskins Blog - ESPN
POTOMAC FALLS, Va. -- Ryan Kerrigan wants the fifth-year option picked up. It won’t change anything for him if it isn’t.

Bruce Allen expects ‘announcement soon’ on Ryan Kerrigan’s future
"The NFL has sort of an unwritten rule that you don’t make decisions until you have to. But obviously, we love Ryan, and we’ll have an announcement soon," Allen said on Monday before teeing off at the annual Brian Orakpo Leukemia Golf Classic.

Draft Chatter: Will Gruden want another tight end? | Rich Tandler's Real Redskins
When Jay Gruden came to the Bengals in 2011 he already had a solid tight end in Jermaine Gresham, who made the Pro Bowl in 2011 and 2012. But Gruden didn’t mind it a year ago when the Bengals drafted tight end Tyler Eifert in the first round.

Redskins found no red flags before signing DeSean Jackson - Washington Times
Redskins coach Jay Gruden and general manager Bruce Allen each said Monday that they did not have any concerns about DeSean Jackson's behavior before signing him earlier this month.

Will DeSean Jackson boom or bust in DC? | Comcast SportsNet Washington

Stephen Bowen: 'No doubt I'll be ready' - Washington Redskins Blog - ESPN
"Training camp is when they want me to be 100 percent [recovered]," Bowen said. "I have no doubt in my mind that I’ll be ready." "I know I’m one of the top 3-4 ends in the league," Bowen said. "For what they ask me to do, there’s no one better than what I do. It’s not me being cocky, it’s me being confident in my ability. As for me, I definitely think I’ll be the starter."

Need to Know: DeSean Jacksons five biggest plays of 2013 | Rich Tandler's Real Redskins
Here is what you need to know on this Tuesday, April 29, nine days before the NFL draft. Nickel coverage Yesterday we looked at how the departure of DeSean Jackson and the explosive plays he produced could hurt the Eagles’ offense.

Redskins open voluntary minicamp today | Comcast SportsNet Washington
It should be noted that only the players who choose to be at the minicamp are there. This one is voluntary; the minicamp that will be held in mid-June is mandatory. For the first time, the team will line up offense vs. defense and run plays from the playbooks of Gruden and defensive coordinator Jim Haslett. Up to this point, they have been doing only strength and conditioning work.

RG3 says team did not lose confidence in 2013 | Comcast SportsNet Washington
"I know I did not lose confidence," said Griffin. "I know my teammates did not lose confidence."

Report: Josh Morgan arrested outside of nightclub | Comcast SportsNet Washington

Road to the draft: How will Redskins replace Fletcher? (VIDEO) | Comcast SportsNet Washington

Ranking the Redskins Defensive Needs | Fanspeak Washington Redskins Blog

Who will lead the Redskins in sacks in 2014?

2014 NFL draft position preview: Wide receivers

Robert Griffin III: 2013 was filled with second-guessing -
"As a quarterback, my identity is I am the leader of this team, I am the guy that everybody looks to when things are going bad," Griffin explained. "I am the guy that delivers. "I am the guy that everyone on the team offense, defense, special teams -- when it's crunch time, they're not looking at Trent Williams, they're not looking at Alfred Morris. They're looking at Robert Griffin III and that is an identity and position I accept." Ready to make a "big jump in his game" with two new wide receivers, a healthy Jordan Reed and an revamped offensive line, RGIII is the "Around The League Podcast's" runaway pick for the 2014 Comeback Player of the Year award.

Chip Kelly tries convincing everyone Eagles cut DeSean Jackson for football reasons | Shutdown Corner - Yahoo Sports
From Yahoo Sports: Chip Kelly hadn't made any public comments about releasing receiver DeSean Jackson until Monday, when he said the move was made for "purely football reasons," according to the New York Post's Bart Hubbuch.

Orakpo Hosts His Fourth Leukemia Golf Classic
Outside linebacker Brian Orakpo and a slew of his teammates, coaches and Redskins alumni on Monday took part in the annual Leukemia Golf Classic, which benefits the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society.

Historical Draft Selections by Position - Over the Cap

The NFL's Top 50 Player Sales List
1. Russell Wilson, Seattle Seahawks 2. Peyton Manning, Denver Broncos 3. Colin Kaepernick, San Francisco 49ers 4. Robert Griffin III, Washington Redskins 5. Aaron Rodgers, Green Bay Packers

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