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Statement On Adjusted Salary Cap Reports

Posted by Brian Tinsman on March 12, 2012 – 8:07 pm

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This is the official statement of Redskins general manager Bruce Allen on recent media reports of an adjusted salary cap for the 2012 season:

“The Washington Redskins have received no written documentation from the NFL concerning adjustments to the team salary cap in 2012 as reported in various media outlets. Every contract entered into by the club during the applicable periods complied with the 2010 and 2011 collective bargaining agreements and, in fact, were approved by the NFL commissioner’s office. We look forward to free agency, the draft and the coming football season.”

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Four Redskins Enroll In NFL MBA Program

Posted by Brian Tinsman on March 12, 2012 – 3:43 pm

The NFL has announced that Redskins John Beck, Lorenzo Alexander, Josh Wilson and Will Montgomery will be four of the 66 players enrolling in the league’s MBA program this spring.

Beck and Montgomery will enroll in a program at the Harvard Business School from March 19-23, with an additional three-day session in early April.  The Harvard program focuses on developing a business plan in investments, real estate and retailing, among other areas.  Read more »

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Kerrigan Vs. Orakpo In Madden Cover Vote

Posted by Brian Tinsman on March 12, 2012 – 2:34 pm

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Since its humble birth in 1988, the EA Madden football franchise has grown rapidly into one of the top grossing sports entities of all time.  Along the way, it has given countless young men and women thumb tendinitis, turning football fans into gamers, and gamers into football fans.

Along the way, it has also cursed nearly every tremendous athlete that has graced the cover of the game box since 1999. EA Sports has repeatedly said that they don’t believe in such things, but has done a number of things to shake up the process in recent years.

In 2010, the company selected two players from the previous Super Bowl to share the cover spotlight.  Both had down years.

So last year, what used to be a unilateral decision on the part of the executives at EA Sports, was finally put to a fan vote with the help of ESPN’s Sports Nation.

For better or for worse, no Redskins player has ever been selected to fill that role.  For the non-superstitious types, you can change that this year by voting one of the two candidates to the top of the list.

But if they regress, it’s all your fault.  Here’s the deal: Read more »

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Gano Kicking Again After Breaking Back

Posted by Brian Tinsman on March 12, 2012 – 12:11 pm

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Remember that old myth about how stepping on a crack breaks your kicker’s back?  Graham Gano would appreciate it if you kindly avoided broken pavement from now on.

Against the Eagles in Week 17, the Redskins had a chance to tie the game midway through the second quarter with a Gano field goal from 36 yards out.  But for the fifth time last season, the defense crashed the line and the kick was blocked by Eagle Derek Landri.

In the ensuing scrum for the football, Gano got rocked by a defensive player and came up hobbling.  It looked like punter Sav Rocca may be needed for his placekicking skills, but Gano worked it out and managed to return for an extra point, a 27-yard field goal, and two kickoffs in the second half.

It wasn’t discovered until after the game that Gano had broken three vertebrae on the blocked kick, and gritted his way through debilitating pain in the second half. Read more »

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