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redskins release wilkinson

Postby redskinfan » Tue Jul 29, 2003 1:03 pm

(breaking news) at 2:12pm eastern time espn says dan wilkinson has been released.
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Postby BossHog » Tue Jul 29, 2003 1:09 pm

I didn't see him at all this morning and I had seen him a couple of times yesterday.

So I guess yesterday when he drove by me in his hummer after the afternoon practice, might have been his last time at Redskin Park.

I'll try get some reaction and info at practice this afternoon.
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Postby newshog » Tue Jul 29, 2003 1:20 pm

Here's the article from the Post:

Redskins Release Wilkinson
By Mark Maske, Washington Post
Tuesday, July 29, 2003; 1:57 PM

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Postby newshog » Tue Jul 29, 2003 1:38 pm

And some more interesting analysis about the situation from Len Pasquarelli at ESPN, including:
Plus, the more the Redskins scrutinized Wilkinson's performance in 2002, the more club officials became convinced they could live without him. The former Ohio State standout participated in only 48.7 percent of the snaps in 2002, his lowest ratio since being traded to the Redskins in 1998, and the team ranked 12th against the run.

Wilkinson, 30, had a career-low 16 tackles in 2002 and failed to register a sack. Even for a player whose primary responsibility is to anchor the middle, and allow the linebackers to run to the ball, 16 tackles is an alarmingly low total.

Click here for the whole article.

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Postby woohit56 » Tue Jul 29, 2003 2:55 pm

I'm fine with this. we'll prob need the money to keep Champ....haha. Lewis saw some flaws in his game last year im sure and thats why he didn't see a normal amount of snaps. 16 tackles is ridiculous. No one will give him more than $2m unless they are nuts. Don't be surprised if he comes back taking our last offer.

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Postby newshog » Tue Jul 29, 2003 3:00 pm

Vinny Cerrato was just on SportsTalk 980 and said as much--that they would probably use this money to work on signing Champ to a new contract (woo-hoo!) and that they left the door open for Big Daddy to come back and take their offer if he doesn't find anything better.

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Postby Scooter » Tue Jul 29, 2003 7:58 pm

I would have liked some better planning on the part of the Skins at DT. I'm thrilled with the other moves though. Big Daddy could still return to the Skins when he sees the market might not pay him the 3.5 mil he's seeking. If he left on good terms... he could still come back for, say the minimum plus a signing bonus???

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