Found January 02, 2012 on Redskins Insider:
While Washington Redskins players packed their belongings and prepared to head to their offseason homes, a member of their practice squad was headed to the playoffs. The New Orleans Saints on Monday signed guard/center Eric Olsen, who had spent the entire season on Washington’s practice squad, to their 53-man roster to help shore up the interior of their line. Read full article >>

Sean Locklear Criticizes Exit Meetings, Apologizes

Redskins Tackle Sean Locklear took to Twitter to criticize the way the Redskins handled the exit meetings of another disappointing season. He has since deleted the tweet, but according to Deadspin it went like this: “Worst exit meeting ever! No coaches,no front office, just physical’s and goodbye to teammates! We did just spend 5 mos together, WOW!” If the actual tweet surfaces...

Gameday Q and A: Niles Paul

In a rather solid Washington Redskins draft class, one of the rookies who has flown under the radar despite significant contributions has been receiver Niles Paul. Drafted in the fifth round out of Nebraska, Paul has made his mark primarily on special teams, where he serves as lead blocker for Brandon Banks on the kick return unit. Paul also is one of the Redskins’ top special...

Former NFL Player, Chris Draft Loses Wife To Cancer One Month After Wedding

Chris Draft was a solid linebacker for six NFL teams over 12 seasons, but all his strength couldn’t hold on to the love of his life. Draft’s wife, Keasha passed away from lung cancer last Tuesday, December 27th, one month to the day the two had their wedding. “My wife, (La)Keasha Monique Rutledge Draft passed away today at 12:04 pm. RIP Sweetie,” Draft said on his website...

Chris Cooley certain he’ll be back with Redskins

Tight end Chris Cooley played in only five games this season and finished two of the past three seasons on injured reserve. Still, he has no questions about his future in Washington. “I have no doubt that I’ll be here,” he said. “I’m excited to continue to be a part of this team and to continue playing the game that I love.” Read full article >>

Rex Grossman, John Beck and turnovers

“I believe in the guys,” Mike Shanahan said in July, when asked about John Beck and Rex Grossman. “I believe in ‘em. And I’ve been doing this for a long time. And I put my reputation on these guys that they can play.” “I believe in both these quarterbacks,” Mike Shanahan said in November. “And I’ve got to give them the right supporting cast. That’s my job, and...

Darrell Green tweets ‘maybe I could help’ as Redskins secondary coach

Following a 5-11 season, change of some sort is inevitable for most struggling football organizations. If the Redskins tweak their coaching staff this offseason, Hall of Famer Darrell Green has one suggested addition: himself. Shortly after the Redskins’ 34-10 loss at Philadelphia on Sunday, the former Redskins great posted on Twitter and his Facebook page: “I am starting to...

Third Quarter Thoughts

AP Image Following a long touchdown pass to Roy Helu–the first receiving score of his career–the Redskins were right back in the game.  However, if they want to stay in it for the fourth quarter, they have to eliminate the big 15-yard penalties that are consistently pushing them backward.  So far, they have three of them on the afternoon. The first was a penalty on Santana...

Kyle Shanahan says Redskins will be NFC East champions in 2012

“I own it. If you’re going to make a big deal about it, yeah, I’ll stick to it. We are going to win the East.” That was Rex Grossman in August. Of course, instead of winning the East, the Redskins finished in last place in the division for the fourth straight year. So, time to back off the division championship talk? Hellllllll no. Read full article >>

Redskins Mgmt. To Players: Wham, Bam, Thank You Men

Tweets Sean Locklear, tackle extraordinaire: "Worst exit meeting ever! No coaches,no front office, just physical's and goodbye to teammates! We did just spend 5 mos together, WOW!" And what months they were. [@SeanLock75, via Dan Steinberg] More »
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