Brian Orakpo

Report: Jarvis Jenkins agrees to deal with Bears

The Redskins continue to overhaul their defensive line. This time it comes in the form of a departure.

Former Redskins defensive end Jarvis Jenkins has agreed to a one-year deal with the Chicago Bears, according to Brad Biggs of the Chicago Tribune.

Photo by Brian Murphy.

Photo by Brian Murphy.

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Reports: Redskins sign Chris Culliver, lose Brian Orakpo to Titans

The Redskins spent the week shoring up their defensive line and have now begun to address the secondary by signing former San Francisco 49ers cornerback Chris Culliver.

The deal is worth four years, $32 million, according to NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport and Yahoo Sports’ Rand Getlin.

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Reports: Redskins sign defensive tackle Terrance Knighton

By Jake Russell

The Redskins added their second defensive lineman of the week by signing former Denver Broncos defensive tackle Terrance “Pot Roast” Knighton, according to reports.

The deal is for one year and $4 million, according to ESPN’s Josina Anderson.

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Redskins to host Browner, Knighton and Cox

With former Chicago Bears defensive tackle Stephen Paea being their first reported signing on Tuesday, the NFL’s first day of free agency and the beginning of its new league year, things seem to be picking up on the second day for the Washington Redskins.

The burgundy and gold are set to receive visits from at least three free agents this week at defensive positions of need. Two will reportedly visit on Wednesday.

According to reports, former New England Patriots cornerback Brandon Browner will visit the Redskins on Thursday after meeting with the New Orleans Saints.

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Redskins 2015 free agents: Keep ’em or let ’em go?

By Jake Russell

The Redskins are expected to have 16 players with free agent designations when the new league year begins on March 10. The open negotiation period between free agents and other teams opens on Saturday but deals can’t be signed until Tuesday at 4 p.m. The team will need to make several big decisions.

Assuming restricted free agents Kai Forbath, Trenton Robinson and Justin Rogers, and exclusive rights free agents Chris Thompson and Rishaw Johnson all return, the team will be left with 11 unrestricted free agents, meaning they are free to sign anywhere after March 10.

Safety Ryan Clark was set to become an unrestricted free agent after signing a one-year deal last year. The 13-year veteran instead opted to retire after a lackluster 2014 season.

The team re-signed tackle Tom Compton on February 27, who was slated to become a restricted free agent. Compton played in all 16 games in 2014 and started the final nine games in place of soon-to-be unrestricted free agent Tyler Polumbus.

Exclusive rights free agent safety Duke Ihenacho was re-signed on March 4. As an ERFA, the fourth-year veteran would have had to either re-sign with the team or retire.

Below is a list of the team’s 11 unrestricted free agents.

Keep ’em:

OLB Brian Orakpo

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Photo by Brian Murphy.

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Redskins training camp photo gallery – Day 3 AM practice

Day three of Redskins training camp consisted of the first practice featuring shoulder pads.

Get a good look at some day three action.

Ryan Kerrigan knocks down an RGIII pass. Photo by Terri Russell.

Ryan Kerrigan knocks down an RGIII pass. Photo by Terri Russell.

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Redskins training camp photo gallery – Day 2 AM practice

Day two of 2014 Redskins training camp went on with perfect weather and attendance from head coach Jay Gruden’s brother Jon and father Jim as well as Joe Theismann.

Check out some great photos from Day 2 of training camp.

Robert Griffin III eludes defenders. Photo by Jake Russell.

Robert Griffin III eludes defenders. Photo by Jake Russell.

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How the top NFL preview magazines view the Redskins

For as long as I can remember, I’ve obtained NFL preview magazines every year to break down rosters, analyze team pickups, look over league-wide predictions, and on top of it all, see how the Redskins stacked up against the rest of the league and the NFC East.

That obsession of buying these magazines continues to this day, with fewer to choose from than in years past but just enough to get me ready for training camp in the doldrums of the sports calendar.

The top paperbound prognosticators remaining are Lindy’s, Athlon and Sporting News.

Let’s take a look at how they predicted the Redskins to finish in the NFC East this season. Spoiler alert: It’s not first. Or second. Or third. (more…)