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Redskins K Kai Forbath went 13-of-13 on field goals across the final eight games of last season.

Forbath battled a groin injury early in the season and struggled upon his return, missing three attempts between Weeks 5 and 8. But he got healthy and righted the ship, setting himself up to be the Redskins' kicker again this season. Forbath will have streamer appeal in the right matchups as we're expecting Washington to be in plenty of shootouts.
Apr 17 - 10:55 AM

Santana Moss and former Redskin Chris Cooley are raving about how healthy Robert Griffin III looks.

Griffin clearly rushed back from his January 2013 ACL tear too quickly, lumbering through a disastrous season with a bulky brace. Now further removed from the injury and working with elite weapons in Jay Gruden's passer-friendly offense, there's plenty of reason for optimism. "It's unbelievable," Cooley said. "He's another person right now. I was like, 'you're running unbelievably well.' It was silly to watch." Added Moss: "He looks more comfortable, because he don’t have to worry about that brace."
Apr 17 - 10:31 AM

Redskins signed S Akeem Davis.

Davis' initial deal was voided, but the sides needed less than 24 hours to get their paperwork in order. A 2013 undrafted free agent, Davis will compete for one of the Redskins' final roster spots.
Apr 14 - 5:49 PM

DeSean Jackson has reported to the Redskins' offseason conditioning program.

Jackson drew criticism for skipping the program's first week due to a "previously scheduled vacation," but arrived in Washington on Sunday night and reported to Redskins Park on Monday. The Redskins were aware of Jackson's vacation plans before signing him to a three-year, $24 million contract on April 1.
Apr 14 - 2:53 PM

The Redskins' contract with S Akeem Davis has been disapproved by the NFL.

Davis returns to free agency for the moment, but figures to be "re-signed" when the sides get their paperwork in order. Washington signed Davis late last week to compete for a reserve safety job and contribute on special teams.
Apr 14 - 2:34 PM

The new Redskins coaching staff is expected to allow Brian Orakpo and Ryan Kerrigan to rush the quarterback more often this season.

Jim Haslett remains the Redskins' defensive coordinator, but new head coach Jay Gruden is preaching aggression defensively. Orakpo racked up 10 sacks last year despite rushing the passer just 363 times, 16th-most in the league among 3-4 outside linebackers. This year, he should get at least 100 more chances to attack the quarterback. CSN Washington's Tarik El-Bashir is projecting 14-16 sacks.
Apr 14 - 10:55 AM

Ex-Eagles teammate LeSean McCoy claims he never saw anything that resembled the reports of disputes between DeSean Jackson and Chip Kelly.

It's the first teammate that's come to Jackson's defense since his release. McCoy also downplayed the idea that Jackson didn't connect with the team and coaching staff. "It’s a surprise for sure," McCoy said. "When you say he didn't bond with the team, I don’t know what that means because I was a teammate and we bonded. I’m sure Howie [Roseman] and the guys, they have something up their sleeve. It’s definitely some big shoes to fill."
Apr 12 - 3:16 PM

ESPN Redskins reporter John Keim believes Santana Moss' road to making the roster became more difficult when the team signed DeSean Jackson.

Jackson's signing shifts Andre Roberts into the third-receiver, slot role formerly manned by Moss. Turning 35 in June, Moss was a shell of his former self last season, struggling to a 42-452-2 campaign. Moss will likely have to beat out one of Aldrick Robinson or Leonard Hankerson in training camp to keep his job.
Source: ESPN.com
Apr 12 - 10:56 AM

Robert Griffin III worked with quarterback guru Terry Shea this offseason to improve his mechanics.

Griffin spent six days in late March working on his footwork and release point with Shea, who previously tutored RGIII prior to the 2012 Combine. Shea suggests the majority of Griffin's 2013 struggles were due to his inability to drive off his surgically-repaired knee and believes his mechanics are "back on point" now that he's close to fully recovered. "He looked 100% healthy," Shea told USA Today. "Reminded me of the old Robert Griffin. I liked everything I saw." Griffin is a prime bounce-back candidate with DeSean Jackson and Andre Roberts joining Pierre Garcon and Jordan Reed in his supporting cast.
Source: USA Today
Apr 11 - 7:12 PM

Andre Roberts expressed frustration with the Redskins' signing of DeSean Jackson.

Roberts agreed to terms with the Redskins on a four-year, $16 million deal before free agency even opened. He "envisioned being the No. 2 receiver," but now admits he doesn't "know how it's going to work out." New coach Jay Gruden is going to run a pass-happy offense, so Roberts will get his chances out of the slot. But his fantasy appeal is low. Roberts is, at best, the No. 4 option in Washington's pass game behind Pierre Garcon, Jackson, and Jordan Reed.
Source: ESPN.com
Apr 11 - 9:09 AM

CBS Philadelphia reports DeSean Jackson skipped his end-of-season exit interview with Eagles coach Chip Kelly.

Per reporter Joseph Santoliquito, Jackson was "possibly the only Eagle" to skip his interview. It would be a highly-unusual move, one certain to rankle management. It's never a good look for a team to smear a player on his way out the door, but it's pretty clear things had become untenable between Philly and D-Jax. Both sides needed a change.
Apr 10 - 1:21 PM

Redskins signed S Akeem Davis.

Davis signed with the Seahawks after going undrafted out of Memphis last spring, but didn't crack the final roster. He joins an ugly Redskins safety unit that lists Brandon Meriweather/Ryan Clark as starters, and Phillip Thomas/Bacarri Rambo as backups. Davis will fight with the likes of Jose Gumbs and Trenton Robinson for a spot.
Apr 10 - 8:35 AM

DeSean Jackson is not attending this week's offseason workouts due to a previously scheduled vacation.

Some players would cancel their plans in order to make a good impression on their new team. Not "MeSean." He's posting pictures on the beach via Instagram while the rest of his teammates get to know new coach Jay Gruden for the first time. Jackson cleared the absence with the team prior to signing and these voluntary workouts are far from crucial, but it's not going to do anything to heal his scarred reputation.
Source: ESPN.com
Apr 9 - 8:12 AM

The Washington Post says "things sound quiet" on talks between free agent SS Reed Doughty and the Redskins.

Although there have been some talks between the two sides, the addition of veteran Ryan Clark speaks volumes. Beat writer Mike Jones thinks the Skins see the 34-year-old Clark as an upgrade on Doughty.
Apr 9 - 8:07 AM

The Redskins still plan to start David Amerson across from DeAngelo Hall this season.

The Skins meekly tried to upgrade their secondary in free agency, but whiffed on all their targets other than oft-burned nickel corner Tracy Porter. It leaves Amerson, last year's second-round pick, with a ton on his shoulders. Jay Gruden has said the coaches believe the rangy prospect is "ready." Until he proves it, this unit will be one to attack from a fantasy matchup perspective.
Apr 9 - 8:01 AM


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