With a plethora of holes to fill on both sides of the ball, the Washington Redskins kicked off the 2014 Free Agent period with a couple of additions, and a low key approach. Here’s a look at the roster changes yesterday: Read the rest of this entry »
The Redskins preluded free agency by retaining key members of their 2013 roster — Brian Orakpo, DeAngelo Hall, Perry Riley, and Chris Baker.
With lots of room in cap space, the team is expected to be active. Keep it locked here for the latest updates on who the team expects to target and who they have signed.
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Entering free agency with an abundance of cap space gives the Redskins lots of options to fill plenty of needs, even after re-signing cornerback DeAngelo Hall, defensive tackle Chris Baker, safety Jose Gumbs and franchising linebacker Brian Orakpo.
The Redskins dropped off dramatically after a division title in 2012. Following a 10-6 season they returned back to the NFC East basement in 2013 with a 3-13 record and no first-round pick to show for it.
That, coupled with their $36 million cap penalty for 2012 and 2013, makes this free agency period more important than normal.
Washington was tied with the Chicago Bears in 2013 for allowing the second most points points per game (29.9), which means the defense, specifically the secondary, will be a high priority in this free agent class.
So who might the Redskins target to improve their roster? Let’s take a look at who the team reportedly has their sights set on based on reports from local Redskins beat writers. Read the rest of this entry »
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Jay Gruden is now the Head Coach of the Washington Redskins… check.
So, what do we know? Gruden is a proponent of the West Coast offense… a tedious, tormentingly methodical philosophy, dependent upon crisp, well executed pass patterns, and quick reads and release. Read the rest of this entry »
By Jake Russell
The Washington Redskins officially introduced Jay Gruden as the franchise’s 28th head coach Thursday.
Gruden answered questions for about 20 minutes in front of a packed media room at Redskins Park in Ashburn, Va. Read the rest of this entry »
By Jake Russell
With two interviews already in the books and two more occurring this weekend, the Redskins continue to cast their net far and wide for a potential head coach, gathering information from an extensive range of candidates.
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By Jake Russell
General manager Bruce Allen was genuine when he said the search for the 28th head coach in Washington Redskins history would be vast and immediate.
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- Mike Shanahan was fired Monday after four seasons as Redskins head coach. (Photo by Terri Russell)
By Jake Russell
Exactly one year after leading the Redskins to their first NFC East title in 13 years, head coach Mike Shanahan was fired following a deflating 3-13 season. Read the rest of this entry »
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Here is a list of the coaching staff that were let go by the Redskins today:
* Executive Vice President/Head Coach – Mike Shanahan
* Offensive coordinator – Kyle Shanahan
* Special teams – Keith Burns
* Quarterbacks – Matt LaFleur
* Linebackers – Bob Slowik
* Wide receivers – Mike McDaniel
* Advance scout – Larry Coyer
* Offensive quality control – Richmond Flowers
* Defensive assistant – Bobby Slowik
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The last five games the Washington Redskins have played have been some of the most difficult to watch football that I can remember seeing in recent history. After each game I am left thinking, well, it can’t get worse than that. However that debacle that the team displayed yesterday was disgusting, embarrassing, and just plain shameful. Shame on the players, shame on Mike Shanahan, shame on the Redskins’ organization.