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Date: Team: Pos:

Redskins re-signed OT Tom Compton.

He was slated for restricted free agency. Compton's performance was abysmal when forced to start at right tackle late last season, but he's 26 years old (in May) and the Skins may believe he still has room for developmental growth. The Redskins badly need Morgan Moses to step up and become a starter.
Feb 27 - 3:10 PM

Redskins signed DL Ricky Jean-Francois to a three-year, $9 million contract.

The deal includes $4 million guaranteed, and could be worth as much as $11.25 million if Jean-Francois reaches certain incentives. It's a nice chunk of change for a player who got released by the Colts just three days ago. Jean-Francois had a negative Pro Football Focus rating in both of his seasons with the Colts, and generated only 5.5 sacks in 26 games. He was drafted by new Redskins GM Scot McCloughan in San Francisco.
Feb 26 - 6:57 PM

NBC Washington confirms the Redskins plan to let free agent S Brandon Meriweather walk.

Now 31, Meriweather remains more notable for his cheap shots than effectiveness. The Redskins need to remake the back end of their defense. Letting Meriweather go is a no-brainer.
Feb 26 - 2:18 PM

Free agent DL Ricky Jean-Francois will visit with the Seahawks this week.

Jean-Francois has drawn interest from multiple teams since being released. He's scheduled to meet with Washington and the 49ers in addition to Seattle. Jean-Francois should be seeking a multi-year deal after posting a career-high 28 tackles and three sacks in 2014.
Feb 25 - 5:18 PM

NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reports free agent DL Ricky Jean-Francois will visit the Redskins and 49ers this week.

Jean-Francois, 28, was released by the Colts on Monday in a salary-cap move. He played for the 49ers under new coach Jim Tomsula from 2009-2012 and could be an option to replace Justin Smith at right end if Smith retires. In D.C., Jean-Francois would be an option to replace free agent LE Jarvis Jenkins.
Feb 25 - 8:28 AM

Colts released DE Ricky Jean-Francois.

Jean-Francois registered a career-high 28 tackles in 2014, but he was costing the Colts too much money. Releasing Jean-Francois opens up $4.875 million in cap space. The Colts will likely move forward with promising third-year DE Montori Hughes as their starting five-technique across from Arthur Jones.
Feb 23 - 3:44 PM

The Redskins recently tweaked CB DeAngelo Hall's (Achilles' surgeries) contract, eliminating the $1 million guarantee from his $4 million salary.

The $1 million would've become guaranteed on February 15. It sounds like the Redskins threatened to release Hall if he didn't agree to the tweak. Of course, what's left doesn't set up especially well for Hall, who is going on age 32 and coming off a twice-torn Achilles' tendon. With his $4 million salary wholly non-guaranteed, Hall remains a prime release candidate.
Source: ESPN.com
Feb 22 - 4:15 PM

CSN Washington's Tarik El-Bashir cites Jordan Reed as a candidate for a breakout season in 2015.

El-Bashir threw out 60 catches, 800 yards and six touchdowns as realistic projections for Reed if he can stay healthy. Those are Pro Bowl-type numbers. Reed functioned mostly as a check-down man in 2014, logging 50 catches for 465 yards. His size (6'2" and 237 pounds) suggests he could be a red zone presence, but we've yet to see that from Reed in his first two seasons (only three touchdowns in 20 games).
Feb 22 - 10:03 AM

Jordan Reed has said he intends to stop hurdling defenders in an effort to avoid injuries.

Injuries have been the story of Reed's career dating back to his time at the University of Florida. He's missed 12 games across his first two NFL seasons due to repeated concussions and multiple severe hamstring pulls. Staying on the ground while trying to avoid defenders and changing his offseason routine should help a little bit with the soft-tissue woes, but Reed will remain a major injury risk. It's a shame, because his athletic skill set is tantalizing.
Feb 22 - 8:37 AM

Redskins president Bruce Allen believes Robert Griffin III still "has a high ceiling."

It's the second vote of confidence Griffin has received this week after coach Jay Gruden named him the starter. We're not sure where this optimism is coming from. Griffin had his worst year yet in 2014 and continued to struggle with injuries. 2015 will be a make or break season for the former Heisman winner.
Source: ESPN.com
Feb 20 - 11:05 AM

Coach Jay Gruden said Robert Griffin III will enter the season as the Redskins' starter.

"We will go into the season with Robert as the No. 1 guy," Gruden said Wednesday. The coach re-watched all of RGIII's tape and seems to be comfortable with him atop the depth chart, ahead of Kirk Cousins. The Redskins are armed with the No. 5 overall pick in April's draft, but need to attack the offensive line and all three levels of the defense. RGIII will have a short leash. But if he's healthy -- a big "if" -- RGIII could be a value pick late in fantasy drafts.
Feb 18 - 1:10 PM

Kirk Cousins has been working out with Jon Gruden this offseason.

We'll try not to read too deep into this, but it's certainly noteworthy that Jon is spending some time with one of his brother's players. Jay Gruden preferred Colt McCoy to Cousins in 2014, but perhaps he still sees some long-term potential. McCoy is a free agent, meaning it's Cousins who could be counted on to put some heat on Robert Griffin III in 2015.
Feb 17 - 1:55 PM

The Redskins are not expected to re-sign free agent S Brandon Meriweather.

Meriweather makes more headlines with his suspension-garnering headshots than his effectiveness. The 31-year-old was PFF's No. 60 safety among 87 qualifiers last season, deservedly taking a lot of blame for the Redskins' pass coverage woes. Safety should be a priority position for the 'Skins in both the draft and free agency.
Feb 17 - 9:44 AM

ESPN Falcons writer Vaughn McClure reports free agent edge rusher Brian Orakpo "would have been a top target" for Atlanta last offseason if he hadn't been franchise-tagged by the Redskins.

Orakpo is set to hit the market next month and will come at a much cheaper price after tearing his pec for the third time and managing just a half-sack across seven games. Although the Falcons have a new coaching staff, the front office remains the same. Atlanta is in dire need of pass-rushing help. McClure also mentions Adrian Clayborn and O'Brien Schofield as potential targets.
Source: ESPN.com
Feb 16 - 8:55 PM

ESPN Redskins reporter John Keim believes Washington could bring back free agent TE Niles Paul.

Paul posted career highs in catches (39) and yards (507) while starting seven games in 2014. With Jordan Reed as injury prone as they come, Washington would be smart to bring back Paul on what should be a team-friendly deal. A former receiver, Paul is a name to monitor for fantasy.
Source: ESPN.com
Feb 14 - 12:21 PM


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