Saturday, March 31, 2012

Redskins News and Notes 3/31/12

Free Agency/Cap Update:
- After a quick jump in the free agency pool, the Redskins quickly got out and have been working on other things including attending the owners meetings, going to Luck/RG3 pro days and trying to re-sign their FAs. I could be wrong but I really don't see the 'Skins signing another big free agent until after the draft unless he played in DC in 2011.

- PFT has the cap numbers for all 32 teams as of March 30th. The Redskins are in the middle of the pack with $7.6 million in cap room. Just imagine had they not been screwed by the NFL out of $18 million. The Redskins would have more cap room than the Bengals ($20.5 million), who lead the top of the cap room list (as usual, they never spend anything) with around $25 million in cap room.

-I don't believe that the Redskins have hosted another FA in Ashburn since Josh Johnson on March 21st (22nd?) and it seems that the Redskins are focusing on the draft more since they have already hosted/worked out three players (more on that later).

- Some people may scoff at the notion that the Redskins weren't as serious about Vincent Jackson compared to Pierre Garcon/ Josh Morgan/ Eddie Royal but I think that actually is the case. The reason, is that the Redskins have a plan with the WR corp. and Garcon and Morgan have a trait that is similar to what RG3's WRs had at Baylor. I plan on doing a nice write up about that soon. Trust me, these WR moves aren't the moves of Vinny Cerrato.

Redskins Injury Front:

- Sounds like Jammal Brown will be the top choice at RT as we head into OTAs and training camp. The good news is that Brown seems to be in better condition that he's been in the last two years.....all thanks to Yoga.

- Mike Shanahan indicates that Leonard Hankerson could be back by June 1st

- Also it appears that Chris Cooley and Kory Lichtensteiger should be ready for either OTAs or at worst training camp.

Other Redskins News and Notes:

-The Redskins will hold the 2012 training camp in Ashburn. However, they are continuing to try and find a place to hold training camp. Mike Shanahan has wanted to take the team away from Redskins Park for training camp.

Speaking of Redskins Park, here's a look inside their new practice bubble......

The Draft:

- The Redskins have brought in/worked out three prospects LSU DT Michael Brockers, Arkansas St. SS Kelcie McCray and Syracuse FS Phillip Thomas. Brockers looks like a early to mid 1st round pick, so it's very doubtful that he'll be in Washington. McCray and Thomas both look like late day 3 to UDFA prospects.

- ESPN's Todd McShay discusses what RT options are available to the Redskins in the 3rd round.

- McShay also believes that RG3 and Ryan Tannehill aren't that much different talent-wise. Trust me as somebody who watched probably 5 of Tannehill's games this year and 2-3 of RG3's games I can tell you that RG3 is much better right now than Tannehill. Tannehill is a bit mechanical.....reminds me of Jason Campbell to be honest.

- I am currently working on a prospect list of targets for rounds 3-7 for the Redskins. Hopefully I will have it out in a week or so for all of the IIWII readers.

- Don't be surprised if the Redskins make a pick that might catch you off guard. Like say they draft a QB or a RB in later rounds. There is a TJ Yates type prospect in GJ Kinnie or even BJ Coleman at QB. At RB there's about 4 RBs that might fit what the Redskins would be looking for (mostly depth).

Mandatory RG3 Stuff:

In case you missed it, here is RG3's full pro day at Baylor. Luckily I got to see it on ESPNU, of course the NFL Network was too busy with Tim Tebow and Peyton Manning coverage to show it until midnight.

And a preview of RG3 at Grudens QB camp

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