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Jon Jansen Released

Posted by Matt Terl on May 29, 2009 – 1:08 pm

One name fewer to include as you try to predict the Redskins’ 2009 offensive line: Jon Jansen was released by the team today after a meeting this morning with owner Daniel M. Snyder, executive vice president of football operations Vinny Cerrato, and head coach Jim Zorn.

Jansen was the team’s second-round pick in 1999, started at right tackle pretty much immediately, and has played in 126 games for the team since then, including 123 starts.

After the jump, a few quotes from the press release:
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Friday, May 29: Scott Wachenheim On Becoming An NFL Coach

Posted by Matt Terl on May 29, 2009 – 12:54 pm

After starting with offensive assistant Chris Meidt and bouncing to the defensive side for an interview with safeties coach Steve Jackson — “strong interview,” says ESPN.com’s Matt Mosley! — it seemed right to head back to the offensive side of things next. Hence, Scott Wachenheim.

Wachenheim is something nine practices into his first NFL season — he was the offensive coordinator at Liberty University — which provided a fairly obvious entry point into the conversation.

So? How have you been enjoying the Redskins and the NFL so far?

Wachenheim: “Oh, man, I love it here. Mr. Snyder and Mr. Cerrato have just treated me first class, and I know Coach Zorn from way back and he’s been great to work with. All the coaches have just been very helpful teaching me the NFL way. I’m learning every day, and they’ve been a pleasure to work with.

“The players I work with — Chris Cooley, Fred Davis, Todd Yoder — are just really good guys and good players, and they work hard. It’s been a great experience.”

You mentioned learning the ‘NFL Way’ — what are the specific differences you’ve already noticed?
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