Redskins training camp preview: Wide receivers
Every inch of him has to play. Some guys play with their heads. Thats O.K. Youve got to be smart to be number one in any business. But more importantly, youve got to play with your heart, with every fiber of your body. If youre lucky enough to find a guy with a lot of head and a lot of heart, hes never going to come off the field second.
Redskins training camp preview: Tight ends
It will be interesting to see how they move Reed within formations and using pre-snap motion to do so. Preseason questions: The Redskins are positioned to keep four tight ends for the first time under Shanahan. Which position loses a roster spot, accordingly, wont be clear until the 53-man roster is finalized on Aug. 31. Drafting Reed forces the numbers change, but the Redskins believe they could never have enough playmakers on offense. That approach as it relates to tight ends, though, can require tradeoffs.
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Washington recently re-signed veteran tight end Fred Davis to a one-year extension, but with Niles Paul entering his second season tight end convert , and new draft pick Jordan Reed under contract, the Redskins are looking at a log jam at the position. Its a matter of how do you work in the other tight ends, the Washington Posts John Keim pointed out to 106.7 The Fans Holden and Danny. Will Jordan Reed have a role? Im not confident that right away that he would. Certainly having too many weapons on offense is a problem any team would welcome with open arms, and a tremendous issue for a 2nd year quarterback like RGIII to be facing, but their roles will eventually need to be defined. Keim points out other uncertainties at the position include how well Davis has recovered from his torn Achilles, which prematurely ended his 2012 campaign. We dont know how recovered Fred is from that Achilles, Keim said. What if hes only ninety percent? Again, these are all good problems to have, but even good problems are still problems until theyre resolved.
Green was playing for the New York Giants at the time. He played for New York and for the Detroit Lions between 2000 and 2005. He filed a lawsuit earlier this year against the Redskins, Williams and the player who hit him, Robert Royal . The team said in a response filed Friday in federal court in Greenbelt, Md., that Green’s claims are “utterly baseless.” But, even if they were true, his lawsuit is pre-empted by an NFL collective bargaining agreement and was filed too late, lawyers for the team wrote. The team argues that an NFL collective bargaining agreement in place at the time required Green to exhaust grievance and arbitration procedures before filing a lawsuit, which he did not do. The team also says the statute of limitations for all Green’s claims is three years from the time of his injury. Green said in his lawsuit he was suspicious he may have been targeted when he was hit in 2004, and team lawyers wrote he had enough information then to pursue his claims if he wanted. The allegations of a bounty program came to light more recently.
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Hell be a better player. He has said so himself. Given what he said at their bye week last year when they were 3-6; that they could still make the playoffs, that he could play better, that he had to play better, then he went out and did, I think its pretty clear that he will be better than before. So think about that. Jul 14, 2013 7:55 PM Eli will be ready. Hes a proven winner.
Redskins want bounty lawsuit dismissed
No one in particular stands out. Henderson has some experience playing inside in some of New Orleans multiple-receiver sets, but he mostly lined up wide. Because the Redskins signed him at the end of spring practices, we have not witnessed whether he still is a significant deep threat. At age 31, theres a reason the Saints didnt bring him back.Redskins defensive coordinator Jim Haslett loved Hendersons speed when, as Saints head coach, he drafted Henderson in 2004, but Henderson must prove he can still run. Hankerson and Robinson would secure their roster spots by improving some problem areas. Hankerson battles inconsistency catching the ball, and that continued with at least one drop during spring practices that were open to media. He emphasizes concentrating on securing the ball before making a move. Robinsons run blocking cost him playing time early last year. Its not easy for him to match the blocking standard set by first-string X receiver Garcon, given his two-inch, 30-pound size disadvantage.