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An Influx Of Youth Expected Today

Posted by Brian Tinsman on July 27, 2011 – 10:45 am

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As yesterday was the first official day of the new league year, 28 Redskins showed up at the facilities.  It was a cross-section of the team, with a handful of stars, a handful of rookies, a handful of guaranteed roster spots and a few that are trying to make the team.  Players don’t have to check in with the team until tomorrow, but most will make some sort of appearance here  and settle in.

By an unofficial check, seven of the dozen rookies did not report yesterday, which was mostly a product of a quick turnaround time on the labor agreement.  According to Twitter, today should feature some of the newest Redskins as they prepare for their first day at Redskins Park before.

Today could mark the hyped arrival of wide receiver Leonard Hankerson:

Nose tackle Chris Neild said his fond farewells to his alma mater, West Virginia:

Wide receiver Niles Paul also told teammate Robert Henson that he was in transit yesterday:

Outside linebacker Markus White did not tweet whether he’s on his way and wide receiver Aldrick Robinson tweeted in June that he is no longer using twitter.

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4 Responses to “An Influx Of Youth Expected Today”

  1. By Jim on Jul 27, 2011 | Reply

    Wow, that’s so interesting! A few of the rookies tweeted that they’re coming to Redskins Park, even though this was a certainty after the lockout ended. My question is, where is the post regarding Santana Moss’ new contract or any mention at all that we retained him for what looks like the rest of his career? Or how about that we signed Barry Cofield, a primarily 4-3 defensive tackle coming in from a division rival for a relatively large sum? Or even that Donovan McNabb’s new destination in Minnesota seems to be a lock, given a restructuring in his contract for a paltry 6th round pick? Even signing Donte Stallworth for a one-year deal is more interesting than this as it shows we are seemingly no longer interested in Santonio Holmes.
    My final question is where’s Matt Terl? Brian Tinsman is an okay writer but he is definitely not a blogger. There’s no personal touch and every post I read from Tinsman, I feel like I’m reading a short article from The Baltimore Sun.

  2. By Brian Tinsman on Jul 27, 2011 | Reply

    @ Jim (and everyone else holding a pitchfork/torch)-

    I thought I’d share with you the clarification that hit my desk this morning from the top (Communications Office for the NFL), in an email distributed to all 32 teams. I will paraphrase the highlights for you:

    NFL teams are currently prohibited from announcing via press releases, blog postings, via Twitter, etc. (smoke signals, bird calls and crop circles included), the impending signing of players your club is not yet eligible to sign. Those that are eligible, are undrafted free agents only–regular free agents cannot sign until Friday.

    So I assure you that in terms of any official Redskins transactions, there is nothing to report, regardless of how other media outlets are treating it.

    Look for the announcement of any free agent signings by the Redskins as soon as it’s officially allowed to happen: 6:00 p.m. ET on Friday, July 29.

    I know you want news almost as much as I want to keep my job. Stay tuned, sports fans.

  3. By guitarman055 on Jul 27, 2011 | Reply

    Brian, Thanks for the info. Hopefully this will keep the wolves at bey for a while. I think the problem a lot of people are having is that Matt Terl was very popular. People here really enjoyed his blog and the insights he gave into the team, the individual players, and life in general at Redskins Park. He had a real knack for finding interesting stories in very mundane areas also. But now he is all of a sudden gone…no explanation, no announcement that he was being replaced…just boom…Matt’s gone and there is someone else writing the blog for no apparant reason. As i said, and as i’m sure you know, Matt was very popular, and I thnk a lot of people are ticked off and wanting an explanation of what happened, and that anger has been misdirected at you. I know you are trying to do your job, and I think you’re doing pretty good, under the circumstances, but if some kind of announcement or explanation could be given as to what happened to Matt Terl, I think it would ease this transition a lot. Just my $.02.

  4. By BigT on Jul 27, 2011 | Reply

    Looks like he was let go, due to restructuring:


    Too bad – always liked Terl!

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