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Daily Slop: What is Redskins GM Scot McCloughan Looking for at the Combine?

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2015 Redskins position outlook: Specialists | Comcast SportsNet Washington
Rewind: It really was a mixed bag for the specialists in 2014. Forbath was good on field goals, not so much on kickoffs. Way came out of nowhere to become a Pro Bowl candidate. Sundberg did what long snappers are supposed to do. And Roberts’ numbers were, quite frankly, unimpressive.

Behind the Stripes: Timeline | NFL Football Operations
Every NFL game features a third team on the field: the officials. Fans are familiar with the hard work the players put in to prepare for each season, each game and each play. But many are unaware of the efforts by the league and its officials to also perform at the highest level possible. The NFL’s Officiating Department continuously evaluates performance, trains and mentors personnel, and reviews film to make sure its officials are in position to succeed week after week.

McShay's second mock fills a Redskins need, desire - Washington Redskins Blog - ESPN
Todd McShay’s second mock draft ended up a lot like the first for the Redskins. Actually, it was exactly like the first based on who he thought the Redskins would select. For the second time, McShay had them addressing the same need I think they ultimately will and should: pass rusher. And for the second time the player he delivered to them was Missouri defensive end Shane Ray. I don’t know if Ray is the best player for them or not; I haven’t studied him enough to reach that conclusion.

2014 Redskins Year In Review: Offense

Check out this complete look back at the highlights of the offensive side of the ball for the 2014 Washington Redskins team -- one of the best statistical passing teams in franchise history:

Cavanaugh ‘Excited’ To Lead Redskins' QBs

With more than three decades of NFL experience under center as both a player and a coach, Matt Cavanaugh has certainly learned a thing or two about the quarterback position. And at each stop he’s had – as a player or coach for 10 NFL teams since 1978 – Cavanaugh has been sure to take notes of what works and what doesn’t work from multiple Pro Football Hall of Famers.

Redskins Combine countdown: USC DT Leonard Williams | Rich Tandler's Real Redskins

How he fits the Redskins: The team has an aging and expensive defensive line and Williams would be an instant, huge upgrade. From the defensive end position in a 3-4 set he could dominate against the run and the pass. Slide him in at tackle in a 4-3 front and he can collapse the interior. Line him up anywhere along the front in an exotic two-man line and watch him disrupt. And, by the way, he’s just 20 years old. If the Redskins manage to draft him he could still be playing when the move into a new stadium in the late 2020’s.

Redskins 2015 salary cap outlook: Safety | Rich Tandler's Real Redskins

—Both Thomas and Davis have just one year of accredited service so the team controls their rights for three more seasons. —Both of last year’s starting safeties, Ryan Clark, who will turn 36 early in the season, and Brandon Meriweather, who just turned 31, are unrestricted free agents. —Backup safety Trenton Robinson is a restricted free agent. —The Redskins’ total spending at safety is last in the NFL and well below the league average of $7.2 million per team.

Washington Redskins survey for new stadium; one factor is key - ESPN

The Washington Redskins' lease at FedEx Field isn’t up until 2027, yet the planning for a new stadium continues. They have had talks for a couple years with area officials about a new stadium, but now they are asking fans what they think.

Overrated and Underrated: LB Edition - Fanspeak's NFL Draft Blog

Overrated Eric Kendricks, LB, UCLA Kendricks can be a very good NFL players, but I rated him as a first rounder on first look and now see I was overrating his ceiling. He has the ability to thump downhill, but Kendricks will require help around him to be a consistent (and productive starter). The biggest difference between the initial evaluation and new evaluation is his hip explosion. For LBs, one of the most important attributes is being able to turn your hips and explode through them to close on the ball carrier.

Tim Brown: Bill Callahan belongs as a position coach -
"I would say this and I mean this sincerely, I thought Bill Callahan was the best X and O coach I've ever been around," Brown told WTEM-AM, via CSN Washington. "His ability to draw plays in the dirt on the sideline and get us out of situations and what he did with the offensive line at that time was amazing."

Amari Cooper and the 2015 NFL Draft Age Database - RotoViz
Are you looking for the ages of Amari Cooper, Todd Gurley and other top prospects for the 2015 NFL Draft? If so, you’ve come to the right place.

Reviewing the play of the Redskins’ tight ends - The Washington Post
Jordan Reed Reed didn’t have the season many expected him to have. He spent significant time on the sidelines hurt, limiting his snaps to only 377 for the season, lowest of the Redskins’ tight end unit. But when Reed was in the game, he was still an athletic mismatch at tight end that Washington could move around all over the field. I felt that the Redskins didn’t make the most out of Reed. Whenever he gets split outside or into the slot, matched up on a linebacker, he wins most of the time.

The Redskins Blog | Keep Sean Locklear’s Family In Your Thoughts
Keep former Washington Redskins Sean Locklear in your thoughts. As explained on a Caring Bridge page, Locklear’s son Zane was at his grandmother’s house last week when he found access to a pool and was found later unconscious.

The Redskins Blog | A Look Inside The Redskins Archives: George Allen Chats With Richard Nixon
President Richard Nixon, a passionate Redskins fan, didn’t seem to care about clipping his team pride while in office, seen most clearly in the photo above taken right before Thanksgiving in 1971. He and Redskins head coach George Allen became close-knit partners on the football field.

Need to Know: What will Redskins GM McCloughan look for at the NFL Combine? | Rich Tandler's Real Redskins
"You’ve got them for 10, 15, 20, 30 minutes," he told reporters in Mobile. "It’s great just to start the whole portfolio. You see the talent on tape, but to see the person – what really drives him and the passion and competitiveness, what they’ve overcome in their life, what’s the family situation is like.  So, yeah, it’s just building the whole package"

How Important Are High School Rankings To Redskins Players?
In light of the most recent National Signing Day Feb. 4, where high school football players around the country choose where they will attend college, there has been a lot of chatter about just how important a high school rating really is when it comes to projecting a player's success moving forward, especially all the way to the professional level.

Redskins Weekly Review -