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With seven receivers in the mix for the Redskins, Mike Shanahan has plenty to choose from. So much in fact that all seven have dressed at one point or another this season, and each has caught a pass.
âThereâs a lot of competition at the wide receiver position,â Shanahan said.
An injury to Santana Moss left the door open for several of the younger receivers on the roster, and on Sunday against San Francisco, rookie Leonard Hankerson not only dressed but drew the start in the third game of his professional career.
While there wasnât any single jump-out-of-your seat moment, Hankerson appeared more at ease than in previous games, catching four passes for 34 yards and a two-point conversion following the Redskins only touchdown of the game.
âWhen youâre very comfortable, you can go out there and pretty much know your assignment and get the [corner] one-on-one,â he said. âYou can just put a little hot sauce on a route or anything youâre doing. You can just play around with the DB if youâr...
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Washington Redskins coach Mike Shanahan said he was pleased with the play of rookie Roy Helu in Heluâs first professional start, but the coach declined to say whether the Nebraska product would start next week against Miami.
Helu had a franchise record 14 catches â most of them on dump-off passes from John Beck -- for 105 yards and carried the ball 10 times for 41 yards in Washingtonâs...
Doc Walker had some fairly critical comments about John Beck during Sundayâs Redskins Radio Network broadcast, suggesting immediately after the game that Rex Grossman would have given the team a better chance to win.
Almost a full 24 hours later, Walker appeared on ESPN 980âs morning-after Skins show, and by that point his comments had intensified.
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Washington Redskins strong safety LaRon Landry missed practice on Wednesday because of a sore left Achillesâ tendon. Itâs the same Achilles that forced Landry to miss the final seven weeks of last season and kept him from earning his first trip to the Pro Bowl.
Asked when Landry suffered the setback, coach Mike Shanahan said, âIt was sore today, so we kept him out [of practice...
Its official, the Washington Redskins are heading down the all-to familiar path of self-destruction that they have experienced in seasons past.Â The offense is playing like they are just going through the motions and special teams isnât giving them any opportunity to excel. âRight now you take a look at the offense and itâs tough to take. Itâs tough to take for me,â Shanahan...
The Washington Redskins signed free agent wide receiver David Anderson on Monday to try and provide some kind of spark to their offensive passing game. Anderosn spent the past six seasons with the Texans, where he played under current Redskins offensive coordiantor Kyle Shanahan when he was a coach for Houston. In order to make [...]
Maybe it's because coach Mike Shanahan feels he has no other choice, but John Beck will remain the Redskins' starting quarterback. The situation can't sit well with fans in D.C.
In Monday's Washington Post there was a wonderful picture - if "wonderful" is the appropriate word - of the sack Redskins rookie linebacker Ryan Kerrigan had on quarterback Alex Smith in the first quarter of the Niners' 19-11 win.
In the photo, Kerrigan's helmet is seemingly imbedded in the...
ASHBURN, Va. (AP) -- The Washington Redskins have signed receiver David Anderson and released receiver Donte' Stallworth.
It's not just that the Washington Redskins lost Sunday. It's the way they lost. In times of crisis - and that time is definitely at hand for the Redskins - the coaching staff has to check its egos at the door and try to win games however it can. It's ...
OK, this couldn't possibly have been Washington's game-plan against the Niners: Roy Helu saw as many pass targets on Sunday (17) as all of the Redskins' wide receivers combined (Gaffney 5, Hankerson 5, Austin 5, Armstrong 1, Paul 1).
Washington quarterback John Beck seemed to be acutely aware â perhaps too aware â of the prior week's sack total. Beck was dropped...