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Extra Points: Snyder and the Beltway radio wars

By The Sports Network, 3 weeks 21 hours ago
(SportsNetwork.com) - If contradiction was an Olympic sport, Chip Kelly would certainly be medal-worthy judging by his performance at the NFL's owners meeting but the Eagles coach might have to settle for silver because Daniel Snyder's critics will take the gold every time. Don't get me wrong, there is plenty to denounce about Snyder, who, from a pure football perspective, is one of the...

Redskins sign former 49ers CB Culliver

By The Sports Network, 1 month 5 days ago
Ashburn, VA (SportsNetwork.com) - The Washington Redskins signed free-agent cornerback Chris Culliver on Friday to an undisclosed contract. Culliver, 26, had a career-high four interceptions in 14 games for the San Francisco 49ers last season in a bounce-back performance after he missed all of 2013 with a torn ACL. He had 127 tackles and seven interceptions in 46 games for 49ers, who...

Redskins bring in Paea

By The Sports Network, 1 month 1 week ago
Ashburn, VA (SportsNetwork.com) - The Washington Redskins have announced their first major signing of this free agent period, agreeing to terms with former Chicago Bears defensive lineman Stephen Paea. The Redskins did not disclose terms of the deal, though ESPN reported it to be for $21 million over four years, $15 million of which is guaranteed. Paea is coming off a strong 2014...

Redskins keep TE Paul

By The Sports Network, 1 month 1 week ago
Ashburn, VA (SportsNetwork.com) - The Washington Redskins have re-signed tight end Niles Paul. Terms were not disclosed, but NFL.com reported it to be a three-year deal worth up to $10 million. Paul started seven of the 16 games he played last season and finished with career highs of 39 catches for 507 yards with one touchdown. The 25-year-old Nebraska product is a converted wide...

Redskins cut loose Cofield, Bowen

By The Sports Network, 1 month 2 weeks ago
Ashburn, VA (SportsNetwork.com) - The Washington Redskins parted ways with a pair of high-priced defensive linemen Friday, releasing nose tackle Barry Cofield and defensive end Stephen Bowen. Each signed with Washington prior to the 2011 season, with Cofield inking a six-year, $36 million deal and Bowen receiving a five-year, $27.5 million pact. The moves will save the Redskins $9.6...

NFL Draft: NFC Team Needs

By John Gworek, 1 month 4 weeks ago
The NFL Combine is under way, so it’s a good time to take a look at what each team might be looking for in Indianapolis.  Keep in mind these could change once teams start adding free agents on March 10, so we’ll revisit this just before the Draft in late April.Here are the top needs for each NFC team: NFC EAST Washington RedskinsFirst-Round Pick: No. 5What They Need:...

Jay Gruden: RG3 will be our starter going into 2015

By The Sports Network, 1 month 4 weeks ago
Indianapolis, IN (SportsNetwork.com) - Washington Redskins coach Jay Gruden said during Wednesday's combine press conference that he anticipates Robert Griffin III being the starting quarterback heading into the 2015 season. "Robert ended the season as our starter and we anticipate that going forward," Gruden said. Griffin, the No. 2 overall pick in the 2012 NFL Draft, went 2-5 in seven...

Redskins hire Barry as defensive coordinator

By The Sports Network, 2 months 3 weeks ago
Ashburn, VA (SportsNetwork.com) - The Washington Redskins hired Joe Barry as their new defensive coordinator on Tuesday. Barry spent the past four seasons as linebackers coach for the San Diego Chargers. He has held numerous other jobs on coaching staffs at the NFL and college levels during a 20-year career, including a stint as defensive coordinator for the NFL's Detroit Lions from...

Redskins name McCloughan new GM

By The Sports Network, 3 months 1 week ago
Ashburn, VA (SportsNetwork.com) - The Washington Redskins hired long-time scout and former San Francisco 49ers general manager Scot McCloughan as the team's new GM on Thursday. McCloughan, who helped construct the rosters of two of the NFC West's most successful teams in recent years, is expected to have full control of personnel decisions. Bruce Allen, who had been serving as both the...

Haslett won't return as Redskins' defensive coordinator

By The Sports Network, 3 months 2 weeks ago
Ashburn, VA (SportsNetwork.com) - Jim Haslett won't return as the defensive coordinator of the Washington Redskins. The team and Haslett mutually agreed to part ways after five seasons. Haslett spent his first four years with the Redskins under Mike Shanahan and this past season under first-year head coach Jay Gruden. "Jay and I mutually agreed it's time for the Redskins to have a...