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Redskins CB Bashaud Breeland was carted off with an MCL injury in Friday's training camp practice.

Breeland is expected to be out 4-6 weeks. He'll miss all of training camp, but has a chance to return following his one game suspension. With Breeland sidelined, DeAngelo Hall should open the season opposite Chris Culliver.
Jul 31 - 7:42 PM

The Redskins plan to give Robert Griffin III more preseason snaps than usual in an effort to get him more comfortable in the offense.

Griffin was a predictably horrific fit in the first year of Jay Gruden's offense last season, though he did seem to make some strides down the stretch. At training camp, Gruden explained away his all-too-public 2014 rift with Griffin as, "That's what you gotta do, that's part of being a young coach and young quarterback." Griffin has reportedly looked "sharp" in early practices. Last season was a disaster, but RG3 does offer upside at his near-nonexistent fantasy ADP.
Source: NFL.com
Jul 31 - 3:46 PM

Redskins signed OLB Junior Galette, formerly of the Saints, to a one-year, $745,000 contract.

Galette, 27, has been one of the league's top edge rushers the past two seasons, registering 22 sacks and a whopping 126 combined sacks, hits and hurries. The problem is he's a trainwreck off the field, having been accused of domestic violence in January before a video surfaced last month of him assaulting a man and woman in 2013. If he can avoid his knucklehead tendencies, Galette and OLB Ryan Kerrigan can be one of the top edge-rushing duos in the league. The Redskins' defense has sneaky streamer potential in 2015.
Jul 31 - 12:10 PM

NFL suspended Redskins CB Bashaud Breeland one game for violating the league's substance-abuse policy.

The suspension stems from Breeland's August 2014 citation for possession of marijuana on the campus of VCU. Breeland is expected to compete to start opposite Chris Culliver this season after going through an up-and-down rookie campaign. It's possible DeAngelo Hall could start Week 1 against the Dolphins and hold the job with Breeland coming in for sub-package snaps.
Jul 31 - 10:41 AM

Duke Ihenacho is getting the "first crack" at the Redskins' strong-safety job.

He's competing with Jeron Johnson. Our money has been on Johnson, but Ihenacho took all the first-team reps on Thursday. "We’re going to go out there and let them play," coach Jay Gruden said. "Duke’s done a good job so far, and those guys are going to line up and see what happens."
Jul 30 - 8:28 PM

ESPN's John Keim reports six other teams besides the Redskins have reached out to free agent OLB Junior Galette.

Galette visited the Redskins on Thursday. Per the Washington Post's Mike Jones, Galette would "prefer to sign with Washington." Teams clearly aren't all that bothered by Galette's off-field issues since he's still effective on it. Galette would be a huge addition for Washington opposite Ryan Kerrigan.
Jul 30 - 6:54 PM

Jordan Reed said the procedure he underwent on his knee in May was a stem cell shot.

It was assumed that Reed did a scope on his knee after experiencing soreness during OTAs. The fact that he went the stem cell route is encouraging and lends some hope that he can sustain health. When Reed is on the field and feeling good, he's a matchup nightmare for defenses. It's worth tracking his battle with Niles Paul at camp.
Jul 30 - 12:18 PM

The Redskins will host OLB Junior Galette for a free agent visit on Thursday.

Released by the Saints late last week, Galette has a checkered off-field history and has seemingly gone off the deep end recently, if his social media actions are to be taken seriously. Still, he is a 27-year-old coming off a ten-sack season and offers big-time on-field value. In Washington, Galette would provide an explosive bookend to Ryan Kerrigan. At the moment, run-stopper Trent Murphy and second-round pick Preston Smith are competing for that role.
Jul 29 - 11:58 PM

Coach Jay Gruden said the Redskins are working on a long-term deal for LT Trent Williams.

Williams missed OTAs with an ankle injury, but was cleared for the start of training camp. The Redskins have reopened extension talks now that he's healthy. Williams should push for in excess of $20M guaranteed.
Jul 29 - 5:10 PM

Jordan Reed (knee) has been fully cleared for the start of training camp.

The Redskins held Reed out of OTAs and minicamp following a clean-up on his knee. Coming off a zero-touchdown season, it will be interesting to see whether the Redskins make Reed fight to keep his first-string job. Reed doesn't play on running downs, so he'll at least be part of a committee. They re-signed Niles Paul to a three-year, $6 million contract in the offseason. The current front office and coaching staff did not bring Reed to Washington.
Jul 29 - 5:05 PM

Redskins signed OLB Ryan Kerrigan to a five-year, $57.5 million extension through 2020.

Kerrigan was entering the final year of his contract and set to play on his fifth-year team option at $7.038 million. He's yet to miss a start since being taken with the No. 16 overall pick in 2011 and graded out as a top-five 3-4 outside linebacker at Pro Football Focus last season, finishing second behind Chiefs OLB Justin Houston (59) with 51 hurries. Kerrigan has 38.5 career sacks and topped out at 13.5 in 2015. Coming off an offseason knee scope, Kerrigan is one of the more underrated edge rushers in the league. Washington smartly chose to do a long-term deal with 26-year-old Kerrigan over oft-injured Brian Orakpo.
Jul 29 - 1:21 PM

Redskins sources tell the Washington Post that Robert Griffin III "exhibited growth" this offseason.

Mike Jones' report comes six days after an "anonymous offensive coach" told ESPN that Griffin was "done." Although the Redskins are apparently cautiously optimistic about RGIII's 2015, Jones reports "nobody is ready to launch a 'He’s baaaack!' campaign yet." Griffin was a special talent before injuries started sapping his explosiveness, but it's hard to see him regaining his rookie form.
Jul 28 - 7:05 PM

According to ESPN Saints reporter Mike Triplett, Junior Galette's "brash" personality was one of the "chemistry issues that plagued" the Saints in 2014.

Per Triplett, Galette was "involved in a pregame fight" with ex-teammate Brandon Deaderick last season, and took his captaincy "more as a status than being an actual leader." Galette has since faced multiple allegations of violence against women. Galette went undrafted in 2010 due in large part to character concerns.
Source: ESPN.com
Jul 25 - 10:49 AM

The Washington Post expects DeAngelo Hall to compete for the No. 2 corner job opposite Chris Culliver.

As the Redskins signed Culliver to a four-year, $32 million contract in free agency, he's going to be the heavy favorite over a declining, 31-year-old cornerback in Hall who is recovering from multiple Achilles' ruptures. In an ideal world, Culliver will lock down right cornerback with Bashaud Breeland at LCB, and Hall manning the slot in sub-packages.
Jul 24 - 6:20 PM

Saints released OLB/DE Junior Galette.

Following a series of disturbing off-field incidents, coach Sean Payton wanted to release Galette immediately after last season. The Saints clung to Galette as their 2014 sack leader (10.0), but got fed up with him again recently. Even before Galette suffered a severe pectoral injury at minicamp, Anthony Spencer was running ahead of him on the practice field. Galette is currently rehabbing the injury and is questionable for Week 1. The Saints will move forward with Spencer, Parys Haralson, rookies Hau'oli Kikaha and Davis Tull, and sophomore Ronald Powell as their outside linebackers in Rob Ryan's 3-4.
Jul 24 - 2:20 PM

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