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Mann, McMullen Updates


Maurice Mann is expected to return to the Edmonton Eskimos of the CFL today. The wide receiver was cut by the Redskins on August 30th, and despite having a good training camp, received no NFL offers after being cut.

Mann said to Sun Media:

“It is a humbling experience. But at the same time it is a learning experience. I don’t really think it is based on my talent as a receiver. It is based upon a numbers game and the time being right.”

Best of luck to Maurice.

Redskin training camp favorite Billy McMullen was also picked up by the Seattle Seahawks, who have major injury issues at wide receiver. Check out Matt Teri’s blog at The Official Redskins Blog.

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Wade, Frost Among 22 Final Cuts


The Redskins released 22 players today to bring the roster down to the required limit of 53. Among those released are offensive lineman Todd Wade, punter Derrick Frost, and preseason standouts Marcus Mason and wide receiver Billy McMullen.

Mason and McMullen led the NFL in rushing and receiving yardage, respectively during the preseason.

Despite his release, TheHogs.net plans to continue it’s weekly On the Line with Todd Wade articles for the upcoming 2008 season until he is signed by another team.

For all updated roster moves and to view any surprises on the roster, please visit our Redskins Transactions and Roster pages.

For more on today’s cuts, please check out:

Redskins.com

Redskins Insider Blog at WashingtonPost.com

The Official Redskins Blog

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Bring on the 2008 Season


Stats can be deceiving. Looking at preseason stats really don’t tell us anything, or am I really missing something? Things just don’t add up.

- The Redskins starting quarterback Jason Campbell finished the preseason with 23-of-39 completions for 202 yards, one touchdown and one interception. His backup Todd Collins finished with 33-of-47 completions for 260 yards one TD and a pick. The sixth round pick who’s name escapes me right now finished the preseason with 36-of-53 completions for 411 yards, three touchdowns and no interceptions.  Shouldn’t these names or numbers be flip-flopped?

- The first-team offense played three series in the first quarter of the final game, running seven plays in all, picking up fourteen yards. Second year back Marcus Mason had 11 of those yards on three carries as he went on to finish the preseason as the team’s rushing leader with 317 yards on 66 carries. Across the board when you look at the team leaders as far as offensive statistics go during the 2008 preseason, you won’t find the name of a single starter from the 2007 roster. After drafting two wide receivers in the second round this past April, you would think one of them would have made an impact with Randle El skipping two games and Moss taking one off. In the end Billy McMullen and  Maurice Mann are the top two receivers as the team prepares to take on the New York Giants. Mason, McMullen and Mann were all placed on waivers today as the team got down to 53 players on the active Roster

Here are some Defensive numbers to look at:

- 66 points in five preseason games, is the output of the Washington Redskins newly installed West Coast offense, and was not very good when you consider 20 other teams scored more points in only four games. Should that be something to worry about or should we worry about a defense that has carried this team for most of the past four years has yielded on average more points per game than all but three teams this preseason. Then again the same defense has as many or more sacks than every team other team this preseason but the Dolphins.

The Washington Redskins ended the 2008 preseason looking like training camp was just getting started. They also finished with a winning record (3-2) but you wouldn’t know it looking at the numbers.

Check out the Hog Wire on Wednesday to get all of the weekly notes and quotables.

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