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Free Agent Receivers: Who Knows Who?

Posted by Brian Tinsman on March 6, 2012 – 4:24 pm

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[Editor’s Note: The information in this post is not associated with the thinking or decision-making of team executives.  The information pertains to player relationships, and is not indicative of team interest.]

In 2011, the Redskins averaged 336.7 passing yards per game, good for 16th in the NFL.  Of the 12 playoff teams this past season, half of them were in the Top-10, suggesting that playoff-hopeful teams need top-aerial attacks.

Obviously, a key component to that is finding or developing a top receiving threat.  No Redskins receivers amassed 1,000 yards last year, and the team’s top two wide receivers (Santana Moss and Jabar Gaffney) are both north of 30.

But there is reason to believe that the Redskins can improve in 2012.  If the Redskins choose to look to free agency, they have a couple potential free agents that have a personal connection to current Redskins players. Read more »

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Redskins Mentioned On ‘Breakout Kings’

Posted by Brian Tinsman on March 6, 2012 – 2:55 pm

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On the season two premiere of A&E’s ‘Breakout Kings,’ lead character Charlie Duchamp–a Deputy U.S. Marshal played by Laz Alonso–gives love to the Burgundy and Gold.

The scene is set with him talking to his superiors about a possible promotion that would move him back to Washington, D.C.  Duchamp responds, saying:

This is great, this is really good. I love DC, I got family there…I’m a huge ‘Skins fan.

His counterpart smirks at the remark–perhaps scripted, perhaps a laugh at the truth.  Actor Laz Alonso is a native of the district and a big Redskins fan. Read more »

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High School Lichtensteiger ‘A Hidden Gem’

Posted by Brian Tinsman on March 6, 2012 – 1:31 pm

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On January 10, 2010, Mike Shanahan was hired to be the new head coach for the Washington Redskins.  One of his first official moves was signing several players to future’s contracts, including little known offensive guard Kory Lichtensteiger, a former Shanahan draftee in Denver.

Lichtensteiger had taken the long road to Washington (via Denver and Minnesota), and looked to be a player looking for his last, best chance.  After a rookie season in which he appeared in 16 games for Shanahan’s Broncos, Lichtensteiger didn’t appear in a game in 2009.

Reunited with Shanahan in Washington in 2010, Lichtensteiger was installed as the starting left guard in Week 3, where he started the final 14 games.

After battling back from a traumatic knee injury early, Lichtensteiger has been tendered a contract for next season, and appears to be an example of a ‘diamond in the rough’ type of player.

It turns out that Kory has been considered “a hidden gem” since high school, when he was a hometown hero in rural Ohio: Read more »

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