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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

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

Pierre Garcon is scheduled to count $10.25 million against the cap in 2016.

In other words, this is essentially a contract year for Garcon. The Redskins won't keep him at that price if he produces like he did last year, when he caught just 68 passes and limped to a 4.85 yards after catch average. Although the Skins insist Garcon will be targeted more on the quick hitches and screens he excels at this year, we've grown skeptical of Jay Gruden's ability to maximize talent.
Source: ESPN.com
Jul 23 - 10:30 AM

An anonymous offensive coach told ESPN's Mike Sando that Robert Griffin III is "done and there's no coming back."

"The injury slowed his legs, and his ego will not allow him to hit rock bottom and actually grind his way back up the right way," the coach continued. In a poll of 35 coaches and personnel executives, the vast majority felt this way. "To get better in this league, you have to have a degree of humility," a personnel director said. RGIII was ranked as the league's 28th-best quarterback in the poll, finishing ahead of only Josh McCown, Brian Hoyer, Matt Cassel and Geno Smith.
Source: ESPN.com
Jul 22 - 9:34 AM

The Redskins could ask DeAngelo Hall to restructure his contract.

Hall is owed $4 million this season coming off his second Achilles surgery. The Redskins have the cap space for him, but risk paying his entire salary if he has a setback. Hall is expected to be ready for the start of training camp.
Jul 17 - 6:07 PM

Dashon Goldson said he wasn't as aggressive last season after receiving six flags for unnecessary roughness in 2013.

Goldson, who has paid $252,500 in fines since 2012, didn't play with the same edge last season and it showed in his poor performance. He received PFF's second-worst safety grade out of 87 qualifiers. "They tried to take me out of the game a little bit," Goldson admitted. He didn't look the same after suffering a toe injury in Week 4. After a disappointing two-year stay in Tampa, the 30-year-old is hoping for a fresh start in Washington.
Source: ESPN.com
Jul 15 - 10:34 AM

Jordan Reed (knee) is expected to be ready for the start of training camp.

Reed missed OTAs recovering from a minor knee procedure, but was reportedly healthy enough that he could have taken part in some of the offseason work. Niles Paul worked with the first team and should remain in a committee with Reed. The Redskins want to feature Reed, but can’t count on him staying healthy. Injuries have limited Reed to 20 games the last two seasons.
Jul 11 - 3:14 PM

CSN Washington's Rich Tandler believes rookie Jamison Crowder could eventually overtake Andre Roberts as the team's primary slot receiver.

It's just one beat writer's opinion but the drop-prone Roberts will definitely be on notice after a lackluster 2014 showing (36 catches, 453 yards). Even if Crowder isn't a factor on offense, the 22-year-old should carve a niche for himself in the return game. He's a near-lock to make the Redskins' 53-man roster.
Jul 5 - 9:42 AM

Redskins coach Jay Gruden said he's seen growth in Robert Griffin III under new QBs coach Matt Cavanaugh.

Last year, the quarterbacks coach position was filled by Gruden himself. Cavanaugh has been coaching in the league since 1995, winning a Super Bowl with the Ravens in 2000. "Bringing all that knowledge and experience, I think it’s helping everybody," said Griffin. As Griffin's fifth-year option for 2016 is not guaranteed, RG3 is entering a make-or-break season in Washington.
Jul 5 - 8:24 AM

ESPN's John Keim expects second-round OLB Preston Smith to eventually be the starter opposite Ryan Kerrigan.

Trent Murphy is ahead of Smith for the Week 1 strong-side job, but doesn't have a full-time role. The Redskins expect Smith to be a regular part of their nickel packages. Smith should eventually play his way into base sets.
Source: ESPN.com
Jul 4 - 3:27 PM

Redskins OLB Ryan Kerrigan (knee scope) has resumed running.

"My leg feels really good, and I'm glad I got the surgery – not just for football but it makes my everyday life feel better, so I'm glad I got it done," Kerrigan said. "Now it's just a matter of getting strong and getting into shape." The contract-year pass rusher is expected to be ready for training camp. He's never missed a game in four seasons.
Jul 2 - 1:44 PM

Coach Jay Gruden said WR Ryan Grant could see more playing time this season.

"Ryan Grant, he’s awesome, man. He really is. He runs every route exactly like you tell him to," Gruden said. "He doesn’t make any mental mistakes. Plays like a 10-year veteran." The Redskins limited Grant to 187 rookie-year snaps, but have been talking up his development. Grant is Washington’s No. 4 receiver behind Pierre Garcon, DeSean Jackson, and Andre Roberts.
Jul 1 - 5:15 PM

CSN Washington's Rich Tandler said "it will be a surprise" if rookie WR Jamison Crowder is not the Redskins' primary return man Week 1.

Crowder had four punt return touchdowns and averaged 13.4 yards a punt return at Duke. Crowder's history as a kick returner is less stellar, but he should be given every opportunity to win that job as well. Washington was in the bottom half of the league in both kick and punt return average last season.
Jun 27 - 10:00 AM

Pierre Garcon is expected to be "featured more prominently" in 2015.

Coach Jay Gruden and his staff haven't been shy about praising Garcon this offseason, saying numerous times how they want to get him more involved after he took a backseat to DeSean Jackson in 2014. Garcon isn't going to catch 113 balls like he did in 2013, but if he can get into the 80-plus range after catching just 68 last season, Garcon will have value.
Jun 24 - 1:35 PM

New Redskins offensive line coach Bill Callahan has coached four top-nine rushing attacks in the last six years.

Three of those units were the Jets (2008, 2009, 2010) and one was last year's Cowboys. Those teams had more offensive line talent and more run-committed coaches than this year's Redskins, but Callahan's arrival can only mean good things for Alfred Morris. He should be able to reach 1,000 yards for the fourth straight season and will maintain goal-line work.
Source: NFL.com
Jun 23 - 10:22 AM


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