LOVERRO: When local athletes need tickets or advice, they call 'The Fixer' - Washington Times
"He is the right guy to know if you are playing sports in this city," Redskins quarterback Kirk Cousins said. "He knows how to handle all that comes with being a Redskin in Washington, D.C."
The 5 worst (uncuttable) contracts in the NFC East | PhillyVoice
Riley Cooper has become the scorn of the Eagles fan base almost as much for his bad contract as his racist rant at the Kenny Chesney concert in 2013. But how does he compare to the other bad contracts in the NFC East? Below we identified the worst contracts in the division. To be clear, we factored in cap savings if the player were to be cut. For example, Cary Williams and his $8.16 million cap figure in 2015 is terrible, but the team can save $6.5 million of that if they cut him, so the damage control factor is what keeps him off this list. The five worst current contracts in the division (contract data via overthecap.com):
Views of Spencer Long, Morgan Moses will affect draft plans - Washington Redskins Blog - ESPN
ESPN Redskins reporter John Keim discusses the offensive line situation.
The Redskins announced the signing of two offensive linemen as free agents today. Tyler Larsen and Ty Nsekhe will come in and try to bolster a unit that is looking for both starters and depth players.
NFCE Coach of the year reaction: Jay Gruden's rookie season - ESPN
Nobody from the other NFC East cities was going to vote for the Washington Redskins' Jay Gruden as the coach of the year in the NFC East and there was no way I was, either. With only four wins, not even the blind faith brigade could make a case for Gruden receiving a single vote. Gruden's rookie season was not helped by the public flogging of Robert Griffin III. I love Gruden's honesty because he provides real insight into his thinking and it removes the anonymous sources ripping player storyline (which still occur and always will, regardless of the city). But when you're that honest there are repercussions and one of them is that it does not sit well with bosses and it also doesn't always play well in the locker room, either. One player, after Gruden rebuked Griffin following the Tampa Bay game, said he liked what Gruden said -- but that he did not like it being public. And this was someone who was not fond of Griffin.
As with the Coach of the Year, the winner was unanimous: New York Giants wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. There were only two real candidates: Beckham and Dallas Cowboys guard Zack Martin. Martin received all four second-place votes. Cowboys linebacker Anthony Hitchens received two third-place votes, as did Philadelphia Eagles kicker Cody Parkey.
There was no debate on who would win this award: Dallas Cowboys running back DeMarco Murray. He led the NFL in rushing yards with 1,845. He led the NFL in carries with 392. He set an NFL record with eight straight 100-yard games to open a season. He broke Emmitt Smith’s Cowboys’ records for yards, carries and 100-yard games (12) in a season. He also scored 13 touchdowns and set career highs in catches (57) and yards (416).
NFCE offensive player of the year reaction: DeSean Jackson made impact - ESPN
Washington Redskins receiver DeSean Jackson wasn't going to win offensive player of the year in the NFC East, not with several strong competitors ahead of him. DeMarco Murray and Tony Romo both were MVP candidates for the entire league. Jackson was not. And Odell Beckham Jr.'s receiving numbers were more impressive, too.
Do the Redskins have a potential trade partner for the No. 5 pick in the upcoming NFL draft? They just might if the Cleveland Browns’ purported interest in Marcus Mariota turns into action.
Going to the veteran free agent market is the traditional Redskins way of handling a position vacancy. They may go there but they are likely to stay away from the higher-priced end of the free agent market. Jeron Johnson was an undrafted free agent pickup by the Seahawks in 2011. Scot McCloughan happened to be in the Seattle scouting department then so he’s familiar with Johnson. Kam Chancellor’s 26-year-old backup didn’t play a whole lot last year (98 snaps on defense) but if McCloughan thinks Johnson has what it takes to be a starter, the Redskins likely could get him for a very reasonable cost.
There are free agents. There are free agents who have red flags off the field. Brian Mitchell dished the hard truth about it on Tuesday night's SportsTalk Live.
Why he spent a season at Arizona Western Junior College before going to Nebraska. By the way, he said that Boilermaker alum Ryan Kerrigan was "one of the guys I really looked up to coming out of high school. He's one of the main reasons why I wanted to go to Purdue." "I'm in great shape. Right now, I'm about 242 pounds. But I've been at Nebraska at over 255 pounds before and looked great, still move the same way I do now. I think I can weigh anything between 255 and 270 depending what scheme I'm in in the NFL."