This afternoon, the Redskins brought in offensive tackle James Lee, a former undrafted free agent claimed off waivers by Bruce Allen to Tampa Bay in 2008. He will provide depth at a Redskins’ area of need this offseason, and compete for playing time behind Trent Williams and Jammal Brown.
Lee has appeared in 19 games over the last four years, starting 10 for former Bucs head coach, Redskins secondary coach, Raheem Morris. His big season was in 2010, when he started nine games en route to the playoffs, helping the Buccaneers average 125.1 rushing yards per game, which ranked third in the NFC (eighth in the NFL).
Lee, 26, played collegiately at South Carolina State where he appeared in 33 games with 31 starts. As a senior, he was named third-team All-American by the Associated Press and was an honorable mention choice for the Football Championship Subdivision (FCS) All-America squad.
Perhaps his best asset, is that Lee can also provide a veteran influence, which could one day blossom into a career in coaching. Why so confident? Lee is already an Internet sensation, demonstrating proper pulling technique in an infomercial for ProTips4U: Read more »
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It took most of the 2011 season, but the rest of the league has finally caught on to the fact that the Redskins are doing something special at outside linebacker. It’s interesting what a difference 12 months can make.
In ProFootballFocus.com’s analysis of the most productive edge-rushers in the NFL, the Redskins are one of exactly two teams (Eagles) with a pair of edge rushers in the Top-20. This stands in stark contrast to last offseason, when the Redskins forewent a franchise quarterback in the first rounds in order to secure a pass-rush complement to Brian Orakpo.
So, what determines a player’s pass rushing productivity? The folks at PFF have developed a complicated formula (Sacks + 0.75 (Hits + Hurries)/ Number of Pass Rushing Attempts * 100 = PRP), which highlights the 4-3 defensive ends and 3-4 linebackers that are able to disrupt the offense with the greatest frequency.
Redskins veteran Brian Orakpo blitzes from the blindside of a right-handed quarterback, and is the 11th-ranked edge rusher in football. Redskins rookie Ryan Kerrigan blitzes into the grill of right-handed quarterbacks, and was ranked 20th in the league for edge rush production.
After only a year together on the job, this devastating duet has big potential for the future. Here are just a few of the reasons why: Read more »
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Last Friday, I passed along a pretty awesome rendition of Sonny Jurgensen, as drawn by fan Sean Anderson in a game of ‘Draw Something.’ The picture was then featured in a gallery on SI.com, leading to a call for any and all Redskins renderings.
It isn’t too late to enter your own ideas, but you would be hard-pressed to top the best so far, from lifelong Redskins fan Stephen Ratpojanakul (@sratpo), age 28.
The origin of the picture came from an intra-family game of ‘Draw Something’ with Stephen’s twin brother, Michael. The given word “Taylor” was personified as a rendition of Washington’s magnificent No. 21 spearing a Cowboys quarterback: Read more »
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Happy Monday morning, Redskins Nation, and welcome to another exciting week of the offseason. For those of you counting down, it’s a mere 17 days, 8 hours, 37 minutes and six second until the Redskins are on the clock with the No. 2 over all pick…four…three…two…one…
A lot is expected on the top prospects in the coming week or two, and make sure that you stay tuned in to the Redskins Blog and Redskins.com for exclusive content. Just saying.
A happy belated Easter, Passover and Equinox to all, and a very happy final audition for prospective Redskins Cheerleaders. The event was held on Saturday afternoon at the State Theater in Falls Church, Va., and featured 63 of the area’s finest young ladies, all hoping to join in the Burgundy and Gold tradition.
This is, of course, the 50th anniversary of the Redskins Cheerleaders, who began in 1962 as the Redskinettes. They have blossomed from sideline attractions into a driving force in their own right, staying active in the community and spearheading charitable efforts in the DMV. Saturday’s packed house was a celebration of their efforts, and a testament to their universal appeal.
The 63 hopefuls were pared down to 42 finalists, and here’s a first look at the 2012 First Ladies of Football, with available links for returning vets: Read more »
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