On a day where the league is focusing on plans for attacking an uncapped free agency period come midnight tonight, the biggest news around Redskins Park today centers around the retirement of the Redskins bookend left tackle for the first decade of this millennium.
The Washington Redskins didn’t waste much time starting to do what many fans want to see most for 2010 – a re-built offensive line. With Chris Samuels’ future in jeopardy, and Randy Thomas seemingly now beat up beyond recognition, it’s conceivable that the Redskins could need as many as five offensive linemen for starters and depth, before the start of the 2010 season. New head coach Mike Shanahan didn’t take long to start addressing it, with today’s signing of Kory Lichtensteiger. Read the rest of this entry »
Why don’t we start with the good news? Levi Jones is doing well enough that he may be activated against Philadelphia. Read the rest of this entry »
Jason Reid at the Washington Post WAS reporting that Chris Samuels was officially retiring; but now the blog has been updated to say that, “A source close to Samuels said he will not make a final decision on retirement until December or January.”
Here are this week’s leftovers from THN Weekly with Andre Carter.
THN: Haynesworth apparently left to go to the locker room with about 25 seconds left in the game but he was also the one guy to make his voice heard and try to motivate guys and get them to step their game up after the game. Is that true? If so, why did he leave so early and what did he say? Read the rest of this entry »
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“Linus! You’ve got to lose the blanket! Oh yeah!”
There is one thing that the Redskins have plenty of… and that is retired great running backs who have an opinion. Riggins has joined the pig pile, along with B. Mitch. There seems to be a bit of a competition to see who can contribute the wittiest commentary. That would definitely have to be Riggo… B. Mitch seems to have the bigger bite, though. Read the rest of this entry »
Is the career of six time Pro Bowl left tackle Chris Samuels in jeopardy? Samuels went down with a stinger, and to football fans, that’s generally something they associate with a lot of pain, but not much of a recovery time; but there’s a lot more to the situation because of Chris’ Stenosis condition (a narrowing of the spine). Read the rest of this entry »
HogWire’s Injury Report Week Two
The St. Louis Rams versus the Washington Redskins
Offensive Tackle Chris Samuels and Defensive Tackle Anthony Montgomery were both limited in practice this week and both were dealing with knee problems. The Washington Redskins have said they have to manage Samuels’s knee throughout the season, because Chris had knee surgery in the offseason and experienced some minor knee problems in the preseason. Coach Jim Zorn said Anthony Montgomery “has a little roughness on his knee”, and is limited in practice because of patellar tendinitis.