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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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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

Photo by Brian Murphy.

Photo by Brian Murphy.

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Redskins Pros and Cons: Week 13

By Jake Russell

Early on, the defense, especially Indiana native Ryan Kerrigan, showed they wanted to win this game.

A sack-fumble created by Kerrigan that gave the Redskins offense the ball at the Indianapolis Colts’ 15-yard line was followed up with three plays for eight yards resulting in only a field goal.

The next Colts drive lasted only four plays when safety Ryan Clark notched his first interception since 2013 and gave the Redskins the ball back at the Colts’ 45-yard line. The offense again put up a dud, mustering only a three-and-out and a punt to the Colts’ 17-yard line.

After trailing 21-3, the Redskins put together strong scoring drives to end the first half and begin the second half to cut the Colts lead to 21-17.

That was as close as it would get the rest of the game.

At the end of the day, Andrew Luck put up a monumental performance by going 19 of 27 for 370 yards, five touchdowns and one interception on the way to a 49-27 drubbing. The loss knocked the Redskins down to 3-9, marking their ninth losing season since 2002.

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Redskins Pros and Cons: Week 12

By Jake Russell

The more things change for the Washington Redskins, the more they stay the same.

After the Redskins’ opening offensive resulted in a three-and-out, their defense immediately allowed a quick five-play, 59-yard drive by the San Francisco 49ers. In the first four minutes of the game, a blowout appeared imminent.

However, the offense tied the game at seven in the second quarter and the defense only allowed 10 points the rest of the game. The problem was offense, which could only generate two field goals after Alfred Morris’ one-yard touchdown run.

After a stellar defensive performance, the Redskins had two opportunities to win in the final minutes of the game but couldn’t come through. The end result? A 17-13 loss and their second 3-8 record in as many seasons.

The storyline this week will continue to be Robert Griffin III and his inability to come through in the clutch like he did in his rookie season.

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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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Redskins Training Camp Photo Gallery – Day 1 AM Practice

The Redskins kicked off their second year of training camp in Richmond on Thursday morning during what started out as very a rainy practice.

Enjoy some photos of the first training camp practice of 2014.

Photos by Terri Russell.

DeAngelo Hall goes against tight end Jordan Reed.

DeAngelo Hall goes against tight end Jordan Reed.

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The top 10 Redskins to watch during training camp and the preseason

By Jake Russell

1. Robert Griffin III

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It’s no secret that the Redskins go as Robert Griffin III goes. A season after winning Offensive Rookie of the Year during a rookie campaign that ended with a torn ACL and LCL, Griffin returned to the field in a miraculous amount of time. After his devastating injury in the 2013 Wild Card game against the Seattle Seahawks on January 6, he started the team’s 2013 season opener against the Philadelphia Eagles on September 9. However, hampered by a knee brace all season, Griffin struggled and was benched by head coach Mike Shanahan for the final three games of what turned out to be a 3-13 season. (more…)

Former Redskin Sean Taylor remembered through father’s football team

This week Washington Redskins safety Ryan Clark carried on his tradition of wearing number 21 during practices to honor his friend and late teammate Sean Taylor, who died in 2007 at the age of 24 after suffering a gun shot wound to the leg.

Taylor’s number 21, which hasn’t been worn by a Redskin since his death, has joined the ranks of the team’s unofficially retired jersey numbers along with the likes of team legends such as John Riggins’ 44 and Art Monk’s 81.

It’s only fitting that this week also marked the debut of “Sean Taylor Field” at BankUnited Center on the University of Miami campus in Coral Gables, Fla.

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Redskins Sign Wide Receiver DeSean Jackson

By Jake Russell

Photo via @Redskins.

Photo via @Redskins.

The Washington Redskins bolstered their roster Wednesday by signing former Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver DeSean Jackson. (more…)