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Daily Slop: Explaining Scot McCloughan's color-based personnel rankings; Doctson's injury not a long-term thing

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Redskins WR DeSean Jackson: ‘Expect nothing but greatness from me' | Washington Post

"People might be like, ‘He's almost 30, he's getting old.' But I still feel like my speed is a great threat," Jackson said.

After finding his spot, Chris Baker works on next step - Washington Times
Baker ascended from being cut, to the practice squad, to an effective starting defensive end for the Redskins last season. In the final year of a three-year contract, Baker still has things to pursue.

10-egg omelettes and bench pressing 500 lbs. - How Stephen Paea spent his offseason | CSN Mid-Atlantic

Stephen Paea didn't have the season many expected in 2015 - especially after signing a $21 million contract. So he trained hard - crazy hard - to get better for 2016.

How Trent Williams and top selling rapper Kevin Gates became good friends | CSN Mid-Atlantic
Both the offensive lineman and trending hip-hop artist have really become stars in the last few years, and have stayed buddies throughout their growth.

Will Blackmon's transition to safety is ‘not a major headline' | Washington Post

Will Blackmon has lined up all over the field during his 10-year NFL career, so his transition from cornerback to safety, he says, isn't a big deal.

Wrestler Ric Flair lauds Atlanta Falcons WR Julio Jones, calls out Washington Redskins CB Josh Norman
Wrestling icon Ric Flair fired up the Falcons during an extended training camp visit Tuesday, even taking the time to call out Redskins CB Josh Norman.

Redskins GM: Rookie Josh Doctson's injury is ‘not going to be a long-term thing' | Washington Post

"It's too bad he's hurt right now — and it's not going to be a long-term thing," McCloughan said Monday afternoon on SiriusXM NFL Radio with Jim Miller and Pat Kirwan. "But the athleticism, the size, the ability to turn his body in the air and spin and catch balls and all that — it gives us a weapon that we don't really have.

RB Keith Marshall makes fast impression with Washington Redskins - Washington Redskins Blog- ESPN
Injuries curtailed RB Keith Marshall's promising college career, but he still flashes the elite speed that's his ticket to making it in the NFL.

Redskins GM: Backup tackle Ty Nsekhe would start for half the NFL's teams | Washington Post

"Ty, in my personal opinion, he would start on over half the teams in the league at left or right tackle," GM Scot McCloughan said, unprompted, during his Monday appearance with SiriusXM NFL Radio. "And he's our third right now. And he started two games last year, and one was Dallas, and he locked [Greg] Hardy down bigger than life. Threw him out there, it was like ‘Okay, wow, what's going to happen?' But no, he's a football player."

Kirk Cousins learns valuable lesson in practice - Washington Redskins Blog- ESPN
Kirk Cousins was reminded during Monday's practice that throwing off your back foot is a bad idea.

Being on 'Hard Knocks' should not be up to Scot McCloughan - Washington Times
The Redskins general manager says he does not want the organization to appear on HBO's inside look at NFL teams. Deron Snyder says it's not up to him, and the NFL may consider McCloughan's stance as fuel to put them on the program.

Redskins mailbag: Does Kirk Cousins resent his deal? Can Trent Murphy move again? | Washington Post

I'm not sure how he could've possibly graded out positively, because he didn't play that well in the preseason, didn't survive roster cuts and wasn't picked up by anyone until the team brought him back as a practice squad member late in September.

Reiter, a center drafted in the seventh round in 2015, had hoped to use a strong offseason and training camp to solidify his future with the team, but it's still very much in doubt as he has continued to struggle. In one-on-one drills, he and Josh LeRibeus are the only two guys that rookie Matt Ioannidis can handily beat. The fourth-round pick out of Temple looks strong and quick versus Reiter. But then he meets his match against veterans Kory Lichtensteiger and Spencer Long. Reiter thus far hasn't had the strength or quickness to stand out as a solid prospect. We'll see whether things change in games.

Scot McCloughan talks Cousins, Norman, Snyder, Galette and more | CSN Mid-Atlantic
Redskins GM Scot McCloughan talked openly with CSN about the most pressing issues with the Redskins - Kirk Cousins' contract, signing Josh Norman, and the loss of Junior Galette. Watch it all in one place.

Explaining the Redskins' color-based personnel rankings | Washington Post

"When you start building a good roster, it's not about [stockpiling] the blues — which are the Pro Bowl players, and everybody has a couple of them — but it's the reds who are the core players, that are quality starters or quality backups, that are good [special] teams players," McCloughan said on ESPN 980 during the first week of Redskins training camp. "That's how you build your roster. And a lot of that comes from the person — who he is — not the talent that he has."

It turns out there are more than reds and blues in this system; there are also yellows and greens and purples. And it turns out this system isn't some slapdash Washington production; it's something borrowed from Hall of Fame NFL executive Ron Wolf, for whom McCloughan once worked in Green Bay.

Training camp observations: Redskins battle slippery conditions - Washington Times
For the first time in training camp, the Redskins practiced in a steady rain on Monday. Despite the conditions, some players were able to make big plays, including tight end Jordan Reed who pulled in a one-handed catch.

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