Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Redskins News and Notes: 7/26/11

Moss Re-Signs with Skins
(Just doing what he does best- owning the Cowboys)
Not really breaking news at this point but what would be considered good news; Santana Moss has re-signed with the Redskins. According to ESPN it's a 3 year $15 million deal with $6 million guaranteed. While Moss has put up great numbers with the Skins, what has been most notable about him (and Chris Cooley) is that he has had some of his best games against the Cowboys including the memorable "Monday Night Miracle" game from 2005.


* Videos originally made by Torresa

Based on the new CBA, the deal can not be made official until 6PM EST on Friday the 29th. Moss then will be unable to practice with the team until August 4th when the 2011 league year officially begins.


'Skins Sign Four UDFA's so far
(Does East Carolina's Willie Smith have a future in DC?)

As I reported this morning the Skins have signed QB Ben Chapple and RB Shaun Draughn. Later in the day the Skins signed two more UDFAs in OT, Willie Smith, East Carolina and FB, Kevin Gidrey, South Florida. Of the four, I'm rather excited about Smith. He's a LT who could be a backup to Trent Williams or possibly move to RT or G. Willie Smith looks like he has the potential to challenge for a roster spot or possibly a spot on the practice squad. Smith also made NFL Draft Countdown's top 50 undrafted players list (#32). He was on Gil Brant's top 20 most sought UDFAs list (#8). Heck, I even noticed him during the NFLPA All Star Game, despite focusing most of my attention on Kenrick Ellis.

- Willie Smith, OL from East Carolina had a good game. In particular it seemed like he dominated DT/NT Jerrell Powe.

McNabb to Minnesota Maybe?
(Best of luck with your next team #5, sorry it didn't work here.)
Rumor has it that the Redskins and Vikings are in talks to send Donovan McNabb to Minnesota. Of course, PFT is reporting that the Redskins compensation hasn't been fully determined. Also, the deal hinges on McNabb's willingness to restructure his current contract with Washington/Minnesota. I'm sure the Skins will get a late-round conditional pick that may become a mid-round pick based on playing time and incentives. Oh well, Skins need to get that done and then find a buyer for Haynesworth...,,,,

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