"I don't like to be outworked," Spaight said. "I always desire to be the best, and I push myself in every aspect. I feel when someone's out there resting, I have to be out there working. There's always someone trying to outwork me. That's the mentality I have."
Washington signed Alonzo Highsmith Jr., who was one of the tryout players in town this past weekend. Miami signed Highsmith as an undrafted free agent in 2013, but the Dolphins cut him before the season. He spent last offseason with Kansas City before being released last August. Highsmith played for Omaha in the Fall Experimental Football League this past season.
Who will be the slot cornerback? Porter was signed to be that guy last season, but injuries derailed those plans. Yes, he had durability issues before the Redskins signed him. But he's still around -- if they cut him, they would save $2,328,17 against the salary cap (with $1 million in dead money). Breeland can play the slot, too, having done it well vs. Indianapolis last season, for example. I'd want that guy on the field; he wasn't perfect last season, but he plays with the sort of passion general manager Scot McCloughan likes. Hall is better suited outside and did not fare well in this role a few years ago.
Ryan Tannehill of the Dolphins became the first of the quarterbacks who came out in the 2012 draft to sign a contract extension yesterday. The Redskins have one of those quarterbacks in Robert Griffin III. What effect will Tannehill's deal have on Griffin?
Will Compton at Jack linebacker—Perry Riley was a favorite of Jim Haslett's after being the first defensive draft pick after Haslett became defensive coordinator. Riley played nearly all of the snaps when healthy despite some issues in pass coverage. Now Joe Barry is in charge and the position could undergo some changes. It will not be easy for Compton to unseat Riley, who has 54 NFL starts under his belt to five for Compton. But there is a better chance for real competition there than there has been and Compton could have a chance.