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Redskins release defensive linemen Bowen, Cofield

WASHINGTON (AP) The Redskins announced Friday that they have released defensive end Stephen Bowen and defensive lineman Barry Cofield, both of whom spent the last four years with Washington. Cofield, 30, was limited by injuries to eight games last season, finishing with seven tackles and a sack, after starting every game his first three years in Washington. Overall, he totaled 100...
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Cost cutting: Washington Redskins release two defensive line veterans

Yesterday the Washignton Redskins signed Ricky Jean-Francois to a three-year deal. Today they cleared some cap room by getting rid of two veterans from the defensive line. According to the team’s official Twitter account, they have released both Stephen Bowen and Barry Cofield: ROSTER MOVES: Redskins re-sign T Tom Compton; released DE Stephen Bowen & DL Barry Cofield. —...
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Redskins Release Barry Cofield, Stephen Bowen Save $9.7 Million

Redskins Release Barry Cofield, Stephen Bowen During the free-agency period in 2011 the Washington Redskins were focused on building the defensive line for their 3-4 front. The team signed defensive tackle Barry Cofield, a former NY Giant, and defensive end Stephen Bowen, a former Dallas Cowboy. Flash forward 4 seasons to today, and the Redskins released […]
Via HTTR4LIFE.COM
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Redskins Cleaning Up The Defensive Line

The Redskins have parted ways with veteran defensive lineman Stephen Bowen and Barry Cofield. The moves come on the heels of the big free agency acquisition of free agent Ricky Jean Francois. Washington also announced that they have re-signed veteran offensive tackle Tom Compton. Stephen Bowen joins Barry Cofield on discard pile in Washington http://t.co/077d6LIyD0 — ProFootballTalk...
Via DC Pro Sports Report
22 hours ago  |  Discuss

Redskins cut Cofield & Bowen, sign Compton

In a move that should surprise absolutely no one, the Washington Redskins released two highly-paid defensive linemen today, nose tackle Barry Cofield and end Stephen Bowen. Both players were signed as free agents from division rivals — Cofield from the NY Giants and Bowen from the Dallas Cowboys. Cofield turns 31 next month and was coming off an injury-plagued season that saw him...
Via DC Pro Sports Report
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Redskins Re-Sign OT Tom Compton

The Washington Redskins announced a series of roster moves on Friday including re-signing OT Tom Compton. ROSTER MOVES: Redskins re-sign T Tom Compton; released DE Stephen Bowen & DL Barry Cofield. — Washington Redskins (@Redskins) February 27, 2015 Compton, 25, was set to be a restricted free agent after he played out his three-year, $1.44 million rookie contract. In 2014...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
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Redskins Release DL Stephen Bowen

  The Washington Redskins have announced the release of DL Stephen Bowen on Friday. ROSTER MOVES: Redskins re-sign T Tom Compton; released DE Stephen Bowen & DL Barry Cofield. — Washington Redskins (@Redskins) February 27, 2015 Bowen, 30, had one year remaining on his five-year, $27.5 million contract that included $12.5 million guaranteed. He was set to make a base salary...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
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Redskins Release DL Barry Cofield

The agent for veteran DL Barry Cofield, Mike McCartney, announced via his Twitter account Friday that the Redskins are releasing his client. Barry Cofield was informed by the @Redskins that they are terminating his contract. Barry had a great 4 years in Washington. — Mike McCartney (@MikeMcCartney7) February 27, 2015 ESPN’s John Keim mentioned earlier in the day that Cofield may...
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Do the Washington Redskins need to find an offensive lineman in free agency?

It’s a tough position to evaluate. There aren’t a lot of stats to help with the cause. Styles of play can sometimes skew opinions. And the difference between a win and a loss on any given play isn’t always black and white. But what is clear is that it’s a vital position. Whether a team is run-first or pass-happy, the ability to control the line of scrimmage is the key to...
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Key dates on the NFL 2015 Calendar, or how the Redskins can sign players now

The NFL 2015 calendar says the League Year starts March 10. So how is it that the Redskins can sign free agent DT Ricky Jean Francois yesterday, February 26? The answer is in the 2015 league calendar. Teams may begin to sign free agents whose contracts have expired on February 10. Goody. The NFL calendar is set by negotiation between the league and the Players’ Association under...
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Former Cardinal QB Dave Ragone Will Join The Washington Redskins Staff

Photo: ESPNAfter one season away from the NFL, former Louisville quarterback Dave Ragone will return to the league in 2015. ProFootballTalk.com reports that Ragone will join Jay Gruden’s staff with the Redskins as a quality control coach. Gruden is also a former Louisville quarterback and is entering his second season as Washington’s head coach. Ragone, 35,was the Titans’...
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Should the Washington Redskins add another d-lineman in free agency?

In a league where the rules are heavily tilted in the favor of the offense, there aren’t a lot of ways for the defense to fight back. All too often, their role in a game is to slow down the bleeding, not stop it. Dominating on that side of the ball has become more and more rare. But that doesn’t mean it can’t happen. In fact, we’ve seen a few examples in recent years where...
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Redskins Met With Brian Orakpo’s Agent At Combine, Expressed Interest In Bringing Him Back

ESPN’s John Keim reports that the Redskins met with free agent OLB Brian Orakpo‘s agent at the Scouting Combine last week. According to Keim, Washington expressed interest in re-signing Orakpo during their meeting. Although, Keim adds there’s still a “long way to go” in regards to Orakpo being back in Washington next season, and he isn’t sure how much interest the...
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Redskins Sign Defensive End Ricky Jean-Francois

Redskins Sign Defensive End Ricky Jean-Francois According to multiple sources, the Washington Redskins have signed defensive lineman Ricky Jean-Francois to a three-year deal worth $9 million, with $4 million guaranteed. Jean-Francois spent the last two seasons with Indianapolis before getting released just a few days ago in a cap-dollars-saving move. Last season, the 6-foot...
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Report: Washington Redskins sign Ricky Jean-Francois to three year contract

That didn’t take long. Three days ago the Indianapolis Colts released defensive end Ricky Jean-Francois. Today he signed with a new team, the Washington Redskins. According to a report by Pro Footbalk Talk, Washington has signed him to a three-year deal: Three years, up to $11.25 million for Ricky Jean Francois in Washington http://t.co/cE2zeLXUVH — ProFootballTalk (@ProFootballTalk...
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Washington Redskins Bolster Front Seven, Depth On Defense

The Washington Redskins have reportedly signed Ricky Jean-Francois to a three-year, $9 million contract. Ricky Jean Francois signed a 3-yr deal with Redskins. Deal is for $9mil, with $4mil guaranteed. Total value with incentives $11.25M. — Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) February 26, 2015   The deal comes just three days after he was released by the Colts to open up more...
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GIF: Watch how the Washington Redskins logo has changed over time

You may have heard that not everybody loves the Washington Redskins’ logo. Some civil rights groups, activists and Native Americans find the logo and the team’s name to be offensive. Others in Congress are actively trying to strip the franchise of their trademark… AROUND COVER32 First and 10: Ten teams that should trade for Adrian Peterson Free Agency Preview: The 10 best...
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The Washington Redskins have one of the NFL’s easier schedules next season

Several weeks ago SB Nation posted a chart that shows the strength of schedule for each NFL team during the 2015 season. As for the Washington Redskins? They have a relatively easy schedule. SB Nation says that Washington’s 2015 opponents had a collective record of 122-133-1 in 2014. via sbnation.com In all that comes out to a .478 winning percentage, which ties Washington with...
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Browns, Redskins in pursuit of hot free agent TE James Casey

According to Adam Caplan of ESPN, free-agent tight end James Casey is scheduled to visit the Browns and Redskins this week. Casey played minor league baseball in the White Sox organization for three years; however, he was a Pro Bowl alternate in 2012 with the Houston Texans before signing with the Eagles in 2014. The Texans used him more as a blocker than a pass catcher and...
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Redskins Free Agency/Draft Simulation

What will the Washington Redskins do this offseason? With the NFL combine now in the rear view mirror, free agency is up next, followed by the NFL draft. Our friends @ FanSpeak have a pair of simulations to help us preview what the Redskins might do, or in this case, what I would do if sitting in the General Manager chair. We used their “Manage the Cap” feature to run free agency...
Via DC Pro Sports Report
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Which 3 big-name Washington Redskins are most likely to get cut this offseason?

The Redskins are so far away from being a good team that any influx of talent should make them better. That is why free agency will be so important. And with just over $12 million in projected cap space, they’ll have some room to work, but not nearly enough. If Scot McCloughan and the rest of the front office really want to do some damage in free agency, they’re going to have...
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The Washington Redskins: Team, Term and Truth

Even if you are not a football fan or even care about Native American issues, you have likely heard about the Washington Redskins name “issue.”  On one side we have a group that believes the name of a football team is the reason racism exists in this country and that it causes internalized oppression.  They believe changing the name will solve these issues immediately.  On...
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Could the Washington Redskins really land running back Adrian Peterson?

The honeymoon between Adrian Peterson and the Minnesota Vikings is over. Multiple reports have come out this week that the two sides are at an impasse and Peterson may not play another game in purple and gold. While most of the rumors seem to indicate that Peterson will land with the Dallas Cowboys, there’s an outside chance that the Washington Redskins could get him…. AROUND...
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Proposed new Washington Redskins helmet is one team should use in 2015

Right now concept helmets for NFL teams are all the rage, including models made for the Washington Redskins. Here’s the latest one that dropped earlier this week from the folks at Paul Bunyan Design. Via Paul Bunyan Design That is sleek. You can check out all the NFL helmets from PBD right here. You may also be interested in: Could the Washington Redskins really land running...
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Washington Redskins rip off division rivals in latest round of mock drafts

Now that the NFL scouting combine is over the real mock drafts are firing up. According to Peter King’s most recent one, the Washington Redskins will rip off the Philadelphia Eagles when they attempt to land the number five pick and land Marcus Mariota. King projects they would have to surrender four high draft picks over the next several years… Mock Draft: Eagles trade with...
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