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NFL suspended Redskins S Tanard Jackson indefinitely for violating the league's substance abuse policy.

It's Jackson's second indefinite suspension in less than two calendar years; he was suspended indefinitely for substance abuse on August 31, 2012 before getting reinstated on May 5 of this year. Jackson's NFL days are 100 percent over after this ban, and he may never be welcomed back by Roger Goodell.
Jul 9 - 5:50 PM

Redskins OLB Ryan Kerrigan said he wants to be with the team for years to come.

Kerrigan has two years left on his deal after the Redskins exercised his 2015 option for $7.038 million. But he says "hopefully after that," he'll be in D.C. "even longer." Kerrigan has 24.5 sacks through three seasons, never finishing a season with fewer than 7.5 or more than 8.5. As long as he keeps producing at a steady clip, Kerrigan should have no trouble netting a healthy payday.
Jul 9 - 5:48 PM

Leonard Hankerson (knee) is a candidate to open training camp on active/PUP.

Hankerson is trying to return from Week 11 ACL and LCL tears. At the end of minicamp last month, Hankerson had progressed to sprinting up hills and doing lunges while dragging a weighted sled. He hopes to be cleared for the start of camp, but that seems optimistic after his availability for Week 1 was recently brought into question. Hankerson will simply be competing for a roster spot.
Jul 8 - 10:23 AM

Redskins G/C Josh LeRibeus is fighting to make the roster as a reserve interior lineman.

A third-round pick in the 2012 draft, LeRibeus was once viewed as a future starter in Washington, but quickly fell out of favor after showing up to last season's camp more than 30 pounds overweight. With the coaching staff that drafted him gone and the new staff reportedly lukewarm, LeRibeus faces an uphill climb to make the roster.
Jul 7 - 12:03 PM

Robert Griffin III will get in more work with quarterback guru Terry Shea before training camp begins.

Griffin worked with Shea on his fundamentals earlier in this offseason, and reportedly showed improved mechanics during spring practices. This session will be a "tune-up" to ensure the changes stick. Griffin is poised for a monster bounce-back this season. He is a nice value pick late in the sixth round.
Source: ESPN.com
Jul 7 - 11:27 AM

Redskins OC Sean McVay said Robert Griffin III "looks like he is exactly what he was in the 2012 season."

"I think people underestimate when you have a brace on your knee how much that truly restricts you," McVay continued. "So I think being able to take that off, he looks extremely explosive." The knee brace may have played some role, but Griffin's lack of explosiveness last season had much more to do with rushing back from knee surgery. Neither issue should hold Griffin back this season. Griffin is poised for a bounce-back campaign. He has a chance to be a nice value pick at his current late sixth-round ADP.
Jul 5 - 10:46 AM

ESPN Redskins blogger John Keim doesn't expect fourth-round pick Bashaud Breeland to see time in nickel packages this season.

Keim considers Tracy Porter the "clear" No. 3 corner despite missing OTAs with a shoulder injury. Breeland was used strictly on the outside during spring workouts and will spend most of 2014 backing up David Amerson and DeAngelo Hall. The Redskins have done little to improve their secondary this offseason and are hoping for upgrades in Porter and 34-year-old Ryan Clark. E.J. Biggers, Chase Minnifield, and Richard Crawford are also competing for roster spots.
Source: ESPN.com
Jul 4 - 6:37 PM

Redskins CB Tracy Porter (shoulder) is expected to be ready for training camp.

Porter missed the entire offseason program recovering from shoulder surgery. The Redskins "expect him to be fine" when camp opens later this month. Porter is the favorite for the slot role behind David Amerson and DeAngelo Hall. Rookie Bashaud Breeland will likely start the season as the No. 4 corner.
Source: ESPN.com
Jul 4 - 5:58 PM

Robert Griffin III believes Jordan Reed is "one of the most talented tight ends in the league."

"He's a guy that runs some of the best routes I've ever seen," RGIII continued. "Our offensive coordinator, Sean McVay, has said that you can't cover the guy. If (Reed) knows what he's doing, where he's going and he knows how he's trying to get there, you can't cover him." Reed is going to be a big part of the offense and has a chance to catch the second-most balls on the team, behind Pierre Garcon. The real concern with Reed is that he's a massive risk for concussions. He enters training camp as a mid-range TE1 with gobs of upside.
Source: FOX Sports
Jul 4 - 11:22 AM

The Washington Post's Mike Jones believes the Redskins' third-down back position is "unsettled."

Roy Helu is the clear favorite, but Jones' tone suggests there is a real chance Chris Thompson beats him out in camp. Thompson is more dynamic than Helu, but has not stayed healthy since his sophomore college season and has yet to prove he has the pass protection skills to survive as a third-down back. Rookie Lache Seastrunk is also in the mix, but would have to show vast improvement both as a blocker and receiver. The odds are still squarely in Helu's favor, and he is worth a late-round flier as the passing-down back in Jay Gruden's offense.
Jul 3 - 6:56 PM

Robert Griffin III said there are no longer any "ulterior motives" in the Redskins' organization.

"Everybody in that building is going to be for us being successful and for us winning," Griffin said. That unveiled jab at Mike Shanahan was quickly followed by Griffin saying new coach Jay Gruden "has been phenomenal." The feel-good factor is sky high in D.C. right now, but that feeling will dissipate quickly if Washington's bottom-five defense does not make significant improvement.
Jul 3 - 3:16 PM

Chris Chester took all of the first-team reps at right guard during Redskins spring practices.

Chester has been a popular candidate for release since last season ended. The 31-year-old had a miserable year, and the Redskins drafted Spencer Long in the third round of May's draft. Many in the organization believe Chester can bounce back in 2014. He hasn't missed a start in three seasons with Washington.
Jul 1 - 10:22 AM

Redskins OC Sean McVay said Robert Griffin III "did an excellent job above the neck" during the offseason.

RG3 is making the adjustment from Mike Shanahan's run-heavy scheme to the pass-centric, West Coast ways of Jay Gruden. The coaches are happy with the way he's absorbed the new system and translated his knowledge to the field. Griffin will be allowed to make some audibles for the first time in his NFL career, further evidence he's going to spread his wings as a passer. Gruden played a critical role in making Andy Dalton fantasy's No. 5 quarterback last year.
Source: ESPN.com
Jun 30 - 11:06 AM

ESPN Redskins reporter John Keim believes RB Alfred Morris "will still be a factor" in new coach Jay Gruden's offense.

The switch from run-focused OC Kyle Shanahan to pass-happy Gruden has some concerned Morris' usage will decline. Keim does not see it, citing BenJarvus Green-Ellis' 278 carries under Gruden two years ago and the lack of a Gio Bernard-type talent elsewhere in Washington's backfield. Even with the offensive switch, Morris has a good shot to break the 275-carry barrier for a third-straight season. Keim does acknowledge he "could see" Morris' stats "being closer to last year than his rookie year, just because of the added weapons in the pass game."
Source: ESPN.com
Jun 28 - 10:58 AM

Redskins DE Stephen Bowen (knee) sat out all spring practices, and may not be ready for a "major role" once training camp starts.

Bowen is a 30-year-old trying to recover from microfracture surgery, a tall feat for even the most physically fit. He's currently penciled in as the Redskins' No. 4 end, behind starters LE Chris Baker and RE Jason Hatcher and top reserve Jarvis Jenkins. Bowen's due $4.5 million and may not be long for the roster.
Source: ESPN.com
Jun 26 - 8:48 AM


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