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    Spring League Meeting

    5/20/2019 TO 5/22/2019 Spring League Meeting
  2. Anyone hear anything on a Lost In Space 2nd season?
  3. Head Coach Jay Gruden On LB Reuben Foster’s status: "Yeah, he’s going to get his MRI, and CT stuff and all the other tests he has to do. We don’t have any information right now. Just ran through a gap and stepped on [Tyler] Catalina’s foot and landed funny on his left leg so we’re going to get that checked out." On QB Case Keenum and QB Dwayne Haskins: "Yeah, that’s key. They have to learn the system first, then go out here and participate in practice and then produce and make the right reads and throws. It’s going to be a process. It’s the very, very beginning and we’re installing plays for the first time for the group. You know we started a couple weeks ago, but now we’re actually going out and being able to practice against a defense for the first time which is a whole other step. So, it’s a long process and I think they both handled it well today. Hopefully we’ll do better tomorrow and the next day and so on and so forth and I’m sure it will be a good, lengthy competition with some great players going at it." On the level of concern with Reuben Foster’s injury: "Yeah, especially Reuben is the type of player that he is and the energy that he brings he wouldn’t be laying down unless something was wrong. We’ll hope for the best right now until we get the results. But, very concerning for sure. I’ll just have to wait and see before I get too emotional about it." On evaluating Keenum and Haskins: “Well, I think we have to grade them based on production out here every day. Every day is a new grade, every day you see how they’re developing, see how they’re getting better, see if they’re making the same mistakes over and over. But it’s a process, this is the first time Dwyane has had a chance to call plays in a live huddle and go after a live defense and this is the first time Case has had a chance to do that with the Redskins terminology. So, we don’t expect perfection on the day one, but we do expect the guys to know what they’re doing when we go out to the practice field, execute and then continue to get better each and every day. So, somebody is going to rise I would think. The cream always rises to the top and we’re hoping that’s the case.” On the off-field incident S Montae Nicholson: "I haven’t heard anything, so I think that’s just another thing we have to wait and see what happens with the league. All I know is they were dropped and hopefully Montae will be a part of this team." On the status of CB Quinton Dunbar: "Quinton’s running, he’s doing very, very well. We’re just being very cautious right now you know he had that nerve and we want to make sure that thing is strengthened and he’s running full speed, feels good, but still we just want to make sure we take the precautionary route and make sure he is 100 percent before we let him go." On S Landon Collins: “Landon Collins is still rehabbing. We expect him back for training camp.” On WR Paul Richardson Jr’s status: "Richardson could be back a little sooner than that, but we’ll probably air on the side of training camp for him." On the status of QB Colt McCoy: "Same." On RB Derrius Guice’s progress: "Derrius is coming along very well. We’re just trying to make sure that leg, the quad and everything has full strength before we let him go. That’ll probably be another thing that we’ll wait until training camp as well." On Keenum mentoring Haskins: "I think he’s more worried about himself right now because he’s got a lot to learn himself. He’s going through this process for the first time as well, it’s not like he’s been here for 10 years. Everybody talks about [QB] Alex [Smith] when he mentored [QB Patrick] Mahomes over there, well Alex had been in the system, he had been playing for a while it was a little bit easier. Now that Case is here for the first time he’s got a lot to learn and we’re teaching them both equally like they’re new guys learning a new offense." On Foster being on the field: "Yeah, very excited. I love the energy he brings to this football team. Obviously he’s been through a lot as a young football player off the field and on the field. But, I’m just very disappointed in what happened in his first rep as a Redskin. He runs through the gap and gets injured. We’ll just hope for the best but I was excited to see him for sure." On the conversation with Foster after leaving the field: "Well, he’s devastated. He’s obviously very guarded right now. He felt something happen in his leg, we don’t know what it is yet. Hopefully it’s, like I said we’ve got to get all the tests back but he’s very upset about it. There’s not a lot of talk going on, he was pretty hurt." On if Foster was responding to physical pain or if it was an emotional reaction: "Probably a little bit of both. You know I think a lot of times when you have an injury like that to the lower part of your leg you might feel something. You know you probably think the worst a lot of the time, but sometimes you get good news. That’s happened before so hopefully that’ll be the case now." On offseason injury prevention: "I don’t know. It’s the third play. It’s a jog-through type tempo, type play. We’re just working on nakeds and keepers, faking the outside zone and running a keeper and Reuben just ran through and just kind of, three-quarter speed landed on a foot and got his knee tangled up. I don’t know how to process it really. We’ve had some bad luck over here for the last couple years. This one here takes the cake because this was a non-contact drill and there was really no contact involved in it. He just landed funny. But, we have to move on. We have to get the guys ready that are here and we have to do the best we can to get Reuben healthy again and move on. We can’t stop practice and not practice because of these injuries. We still have to practice, evaluate our players and work on our crafts. In order to do that, we have to do some of these drills. I wish I had the answer for you. You know, sometimes I wish we’d just do all walk throughs and then go play on Sundays. But, we’ve got to practice." On how to move forward after the injury: "Yeah, we move forward. I think we’ve have a history of having to do that at all positions, really. You know, like I said we’ll wait until we get the final word but we do have a lot of depth at every position right now, and linebacker is no different. We drafted [LB] Cole [Holcomb], we have [LB] Mason [Foster] and obviously [LB] Shaun Dion [Hamilton]. [LB] Josh Harvey-Clemons is doing a fine job in there so we have some bodies in there that we feel pretty good about." On Nicholson’s absence today: "You know what; I’m not really surprised about that. [CB] Josh [Norman], Montae, [T] Trent [Williams], it’s voluntary. The coaches are put in a unique situation here where you want everybody to be here, but it’s voluntary based on the CBA so there’s really no reaction that we can have other than coach the guys that are here the best way we can and get them ready. We told them today that this is for your benefit, not ours. You know we’re trying to get you better. Some players that choose not to be here, that’s their own choice. They feel like they’re getting better with their own trainers in their own way, which is understandable. We just coach the guys that are here." On if Nicholson’s absence was voluntary: "Correct." On CB Jimmy Moreland: "Jimmy got the first pick of the day today. Figured it would’ve been him. He’s got great ball skills and he’s got a great confidence about him. I told him this is his type of day, a non-contact day Jimmy because he’s a smaller-type guy. (Laughs). I knew he was going to shine today. I said, ‘Just wait Jimmy, just wait.’ No, but he’s a great competitor. I love the energy that he brings. He’s a great competitor and I think when the pads do come on for real I think he’ll be right there in the mix with everybody." DL Jonathan Allen On LB Rueben Foster: "I didn’t [see his injury]. It is disappointing, but we cannot really say anything until his MRI, just waiting on that right now." On the magnitude of Foster leaving OTA: "Personally, I think everything happens for a reason. God has his plan, you do not always know what he is going to do, but you got to have faith and like I said, we do not even know what happened yet, so we will have to wait for the MRI. He is definitely in my prayers and trust me, I know Rueben, he’ll be fine." On if Foster misses time: "He is going to work his [butt] off to recover and get back on this team. He just wants to win." On if the team is cursed with injuries: "Not at all. Every team deals with injuries, we just have to deal with them the best we can and move on." On QB Case Keenum and QB Dwayne Haskins: "I am a defensive tackle, so I have no idea what goes on with the quarterbacks. They seem pretty cool from what I have seen. I am just happy they are on our team." On if his former Alabama teammates helped Foster get acclimated to the Washington Redskins: "Everything you do, everything I do, everything he does, everything we do is to help this team win, day-in and day-out. When something like this happens, the only thing going through our mind is ‘What can I do to help myself get back as fast as possible?’ Anything beyond that is out of our control." On moving the defense to the next level: "It is really consistency. I feel like when we are we are consistent and do our job, we can play with the best of them. That is the tough part of the NFL, is doing it week-in and week-out. As long as we can do that, we will be fine. Get consistently better at what we do." On if he has had conversations with the players who are not at OTAs: "Not too much. It is only my third year in the NFL, so I am really focused on the defensive line. I try to help the group as much as possible. If they are not here then I’m sure they are out there working somewhere else. I really do not know, I can only focus on the guys who are here and I know this group that’s been here has been working." On his first impressions of LB Montez Sweat on the edge: "I like him. I like him a lot. All I know is that he is big, tall, long, and he works. That’s all that matters." On the chemistry of the defensive line: "It helps a lot. When you have a group of guys who hold you accountable, it really pushes you to be your best every day. The thing we always say is ‘You should never feel comfortable.’ We try to make everything and everybody uncomfortable in this building. That is just our goal every day, to make it uncomfortable as possible for everybody to help promote growth." On the overall depth of the defensive line compared to other teams in the NFL: "I have only been here, so I only understand here. We like everybody we have here. Everybody here is willing to work and do what they are asked to do and play football. That is really all I can ask for." On what the defensive line does to grow and improve as a unit: "Talk [trash] and compete." On S Landon Collins: "He is an alpha male. He is going to do it right and do it physical. I love the way he comes up and plays inside the box. He can reach across the field and make plays all over. He is an all-around safety and I am glad he is on our team." On if any of the other new guys caught his eye: "That caught my eye? For the most part, our whole defensive line, they are all working hard and that is kind of how I determine if you are going to fit in or not. If you are going to come in and work hard we can always find room for a guy who will work hard. I like our whole D-line. I really like our whole defense. It’s just about going out there and being consistent. If we can do that, we will be fine." QB Dwayne Haskins On Day 1 of OTAs: "It felt great. Football is football so I was able to go out there and throw some good passes today, learn from Case (Keenum), and have a great day." On LB Rueben Foster: "I was surprised by the way it happened. I hope he’s okay. I was right there when it happened. It was definitely awkward, but I hope he’s alright." On if he saw the play that led to Foster leaving OTA: "I think he got rolled up on. I think he's going to be OK." On competing with QB Case Keenum: "It was great. I want to be with the best, be around the best, and compete with the best. All season I’ll be around working out with the best quarterbacks on my team. Not only is he a great quarterback, but he’s someone who wants to help me and that means a lot to me." On learning the offense: "I feel like it’s going great. I’ve got to take baby steps since I’m still a rookie and it won’t happen overnight. I’m doing my part, studying as hard as I can and being on the field." On patience: "I’m most patient with terminology and regurgitating the plays in the huddle. When it comes to knowing what I’m doing I feel like I’m pretty good." On the pace of learning the offense: "I know what I’m doing with my eyes in the right place. That just comes with the process of learning and doing the most when I’ve got meetings in the board room and on the field. That’s what happens." On walking onto the field: "I’m blessed. It’s a great opportunity and I’m home in a great place with a great organization, great players. I’ll take every day and don’t take it lightly. I’m very grateful." On his expectations: "I didn’t have any expectations for today, I just wanted to execute. The biggest thing for me was going to play right in the huddle." On being overwhelmed: "No. Football is football. I just have to do my part and everything else will take care of itself." On meeting Keenum: "I met him at the Super Bowl. At the time he was a Bronco and I had no idea where I was going. It was cool to get to talk to guys like him in the NFL. I grew up watching people like him, and it’s great to have him, Colt McCoy, and everyone. It’s surreal for me." On working with Keenum: "The biggest thing is talking ball. It’s different terminology and it’s like speaking the same language. This is what we need to be able to do… having Coach O’Connell, Coach Gruden and Coach Rattay (Quarterbacks Coach Tim Rattay) the all speak the same language and right now I don't. So, it's just trying to get on the same page as them." On experience in the quarterback room: "It’s great. At Ohio State we knew what was going on and to be able to have those guys (Keenum, McCoy, Alex Smith) in the room being able to pick their brain is great. I’ll make sure I use that." On QB Alex Smith: "I haven’t met Alex yet but I’m sure I’ll talk to him soon about his days as a quarterback and what he did for (Patrick) Mahomes. What he did was very instrumental for him (Mahomes) this year." On coming into OTAs: "I felt better coming into this than I did going into [rookie] mini-camp as far as knowing what I’m doing. It’s an everyday process. The biggest thing is being with the rookies and rocking with the vets and throwing to guys like [Trey] Quinn, Brian Quick and all of those guys, being on the same page with them. It's all about timing. I'm going to try my best to get my timing with them." On surprises: "Nothing really surprised me. I was expecting a lot of work and a lot of plays. I feel like I’m a pretty fast learner and that's just me applying myself. It’s looking good so far." On his level comfort throwing the football: "When you know where your eyes are supposed to be, it makes it a lot easier being able to read safety keys and read protections. You play fast when you know what you’re doing. Like I said, it’s all in the makings of watching film, studying after hours, and playing. When I’m on my P’s and Q’s I feel pretty good about it." On the playbook: "I feel like it's more detail oriented now as far as motions, orientations, and formations. It’s the same concepts in the basis of the playbook right now and as we get closer to the season, we'll start planning for games. Right now, it's just trying to get the basis." QB Case Keenum On the first day of OTA's: "It’s good, man. It was good. It’s a warm day. We had fun man." On connecting with the offense: "Yeah, it was a good day one. Obviously, it’s not perfect. It’s not where you want to be, but I think you come off the field every day and there are things you did well and there's things you need to do better. We’re going to go back and learn. I love the work ethic of these guys. The coaches push us and the guys play hard. It’s fun. We had a hot day out here and competing against the defense is going to make us a lot better." On the quarterback competition: "It’s normal. I compete every day whether I’m playing football, playing ping pong, playing golf, I’m competing. I’m competing against myself. I’m competing against the defense. In the quarterback room, we’re always competing – throwing nets, trying to see who gets the most nets. Competition makes you better and that’s what the spring is about." On how the Minnesota Vikings offense compares to this offense: "There are some similarities, but there are a lot of differences too. I really am trying to learn this system for what it is. You know, Jay [Gruden], Kev [offensive coordinator Kevin O’Connell], Cavanaugh [senior offensive assistant Matt Cavanaugh], all those guys have a great system in place – very quarterback friendly. It’s a lot of really, really good offensive minds in that room. I’m trying to soak it up, all that I can, and apply what I’ve known in my experience and what I’ve known and done before. I’m coming at this with a fresh start." On improving: "I need to go back and look at the film. I think there are certain starting points and certain plays where Jay wants my eyes. I need to get better at that. Having things come second nature, some of the protection calls - little things to clean up. I think overall, there’s a lot of good stuff, but I think there’s a lot of room for improvement as well." On LB Reuben Foster’s injury: "Yeah, a little bit. Obviously, it wasn’t good. It’s never good when anyone gets hurt, especially in the spring when we’re going against ourselves. We had a great talk today about protecting each other and being a team so thoughts and prayers with him. No idea what’s going on though." On the difference between being a starting quarterback and competing for the spot: "I’ve always treated it the same every time. I compete with myself extremely hard. I compete with guys around me. I’m coming out here to do my best every single day and then build on that tomorrow. Learn from it, go watch the film and be better tomorrow."
  4. I've got it as well, mainly for the new Trek which is AWESOME. Archived stuff- They have a Classics section with all the Trek tv series, Original Twilight Zone, Happy Days,Nash Bridges, JAG, Cheers, & some other older shows. I basically use it as a dvr/stream the next day the night before's prime time shows since CBS doesn't toss their shows to Hulu. For the $5-6 or whatever it runs a month, it's worth it if you've cut the cord. You get live tv as well, which means Sunday football games that you can watch on your phone.
  5. For Immediate Release May 13, 2019 REDSKINS MAKE ROSTER MOVES LOUDOUN COUNTY, Va. – The Washington Redskins announced today that they have made the following roster moves: The Redskins signed the following college free agents: PLAYER POS. HT. WT. COLLEGE Jonathan Bonner DE 6-4 295 Notre Dame Jerald Foster G 6-3 310 Nebraska Deion Harris DB 6-3 197 North Dakota Austin Maloata DL 6-2 283 Austin Peay Craig Reynolds RB 5-11 215 Kutztown The Redskins waived the following players: RB Russell Hansbrough DB Joshua Holsey T Roubbens Joseph
  6. May 11, 2019 Head Coach Jay Gruden On QB Dwayne Haskins: "It’s been positive. It's been a good experience so far to get to know him, get some plays and watch him learn and then watch him take it to the field. Yesterday, he had a great day. Today the defense played a little better, but it’s just a matter of progression right now and installation. We’re at the very bare minimum right now, but I’m very impressed with his skillset for sure. He can really spin it." On installing the offense with Haskins: "Well when you're starting with the quarterback, it starts with the basics. You’re talking about huddle. He’s a guy that didn’t call a lot of plays in the huddle, so you’re talking about breaking the huddle and calling plays in the huddle and snap count and getting guys lined up. Obviously, going through his progressions, his footwork, not only in the passing game but in the running game. It’s just a lot you’re throwing at him. It’s a long process, but he’s a bright guy. He's wanting to work at it and he will work at it. I was impressed." On Haskins starting Week 1: "We’re going to go at it. Throw the ball out there let these guys compete really. I think he obviously displayed enough of a skillset to warrant the 15th pick in the [NFL] Draft and to give him an opportunity to see how far he can take this thing without a doubt. I’ve been impressed with the other quarterbacks that we have here. Case [Keenum] has done an excellent job from the little bit we’ve seen of him and Colt’s [McCoy] obviously rehabbing, Josh [Woodrum] has done a good job as well. It’s a good group and competition will be there." On if there’s an open quarterback competition: "Yeah, for sure. We have to have that. I mean Case [Keenum] coming off of the most experience is great, Colt [McCoy] has the most experience with this terminology in this system and Dwayne [Haskins] was the 15th pick in the draft. We’ll see what happens." On LB Montez Sweat: "I have no doubt that he’s going to play a lot. The skillset that he has is quite evident. You see his length and then you watch him run after practice and he’s faster than anybody we have probably right now. He has great length, great speed. Now, it’s just a matter of transitioning into the defense – both base and sub-fronts. So, we’ll see how he does but definitely impressed with him, with the athletic body of work that he has. Now, it’s a matter of getting him ready mentally and working on the fundamentals to go along with playing outside linebacker and defensive end in sub [package]." On Sweat's speed: "He’s just fast. He’s fast. He eats up ground when he runs. It’s like three strides and he’s all the way across the field and it’s crazy." On having a rookie quarterback like Haskins: "Well, I just think it’s kind of neat to have a quarterback here that you draft that high and you come in here and you give him set plays and go out there and work with him and watch him spin it. It’s been a treat. I think he’s made some throws that turn your head without a doubt. There are some things we obviously need to clean up, and that’s going to be the case every single day that he’s here. But without a doubt, I think to watch him throw the ball to the receivers that we have in here and he had a pretty good group of receivers as well. Some of those free agents that we signed, T.J. [Rahming] and Steven Sims, they were good and obviously Terry [McLaurin] and Kelvin [Harmon] were excellent. It was good to watch those guys run around." On Haskins' ability to throw the ball: "Yeah when he has a clean pocket and his feet are there, he’s just a big, solid, fundamentally sound guy man. He’s just a big presence and the ball just jumps off his hand. But he also has the ability to speed it up and he has great touch as well for some of the short balls. We shortened it down in the one-on-ones today and worked on some red-zone stuff. We just wanted to see his touch down there and I was impressed with that for the first time working with the wide outs in that period. He’s displayed that he can make, in a short period of time, all the throws – the deep ball throws, the 20-yard dagger type throw where you have to line it, and then the touch throws, the anticipation type throws. He's kind of displayed a little bit of everything these last two days." On fundamentals: "We’re never going to stop working on footwork and fundamentals. That’s something that Case [Keenum] and everyone are going to be doing. If Alex [Smith] were able to practice, he’d be working on that. That’s something that quarterbacks will always work on, not only in the pass game but in the run game, out of the shotgun, under center. That’s something that you have to be consistent with to give yourself a chance to get your body in the right position to matchup the timing with the route concepts we have. It’s a critical part of playing the position." On WR Vinny Papale: "Well, he's a tough guy and he runs everything hard. He plays with a lot of passion without a doubt. Very similar to the movie, right? I was impressed with him. There were a lot of guys that came out here in the tryout basis that were very impressive. Unfortunately, we don't have a lot of spots right now at this time, so we won't be able to sign a lot of them. But, some of these guys did jump off the tape the last couple days. We're going to go as a staff and watch the tape again and see if there are some of these guys that we can bring to our 90-man roster." On Haskins and WR Terry McLaurin having played together at Ohio State: "I think just the comfort level of having another guy here that you know and that you're comfortable with. Dwayne is a great guy. He gets along with everybody but to have a guy that you can talk to, hang out at lunch or whatever – the first day of school so to speak. I think it's just a comfort level and you can see that they have a natural relationship throwing and catching the ball with the routes. Terry is very, very impressive in these two days with his speed and his ability to get off the jams and make plays down the field. An easy guy to throw to, fast and kind of big." On WR Kelvin Harmon: "I like his size. When you watch him on tape, you don't realize how big he is. He doesn't look that big on tape. But when you watch him in person, he's got great arm length, he's tall, he looks every bit of 6'2.5, 6'3 and he plays to his size. He is a very quarterback-friendly target. Learning the system for the first time, the route concepts, all the different cuts we gave him, I think he handled them quite well mentally and now it's just a matter of continuing to work and adding more to his plate – both inside and outside. He didn't do a lot of inside work at N.C. State, but I think there is a place for him where he can work on the inside. Very similar to – I had [Mohammed] Sanu at Cincinnati and he's with Atlanta now and they have a very similar skillset." On adding Kyshoen Jarrett to the coaching staff: "Well, I think he's going to be a great coach. I think as a player, we know what type of passion he brought to this football team and the injury ended his career a little short obviously. But he was very bright as a player, a young player. He was playing both safety spots and then when we lost a bunch of corners and nickels, he ended up playing nickel for us, which is not easy to do. He obviously has a passion to try to get himself back to play, but I think now he has set his sights on being a coach and he is going to be an excellent coach. He's been coached by good people, came from a good system at Virginia Tech. He's going to work hard and he is very, very bright." On Haskins' ability to study film: "Well, you're going to have to study film whether you're a rookie or a 20-year guy. I'm sure the great one's [Drew] Brees and [Tom] Brady still study film as much as anybody. That's what makes them great. I think we're going to help him along with that, teach him how to study film, what to look at in that regard. But he's a guy that wants to work at it and he has to work at it. At that position of quarterback you have to study, you have to work – the fundamentals, film it is never ending." On drafting college team captains and the importance of adding players with that background: "It is very beneficial, really. It's not so much that we didn't exactly target only captains, but if it's close between two players and one of them was a two-year captain at wide receiver with the skillset that Terry had, that's an easy pick. All the guys that we picked really have a great leadership. Ross [Pierschbacher] from Alabama, a great leader at Alabama. Kelvin [Harmon] at N.C. State was very productive, good leader. Obviously Dwayne. When you find good players that are also good people and good leaders, it's a win-win for everybody." On signing additional veteran free agents: "I think we're always going to be looking for players that can help our football team. We might have some workouts here and there, but I like where we're at, at every position right now. We have good depth everywhere. There might be a position that we might add a player or two out of the tryout camp today and then like you said, there might be some free agents we might look at. A lot of that will depend on how some of these guys go through the physicals process – how quickly can we get some of these guys back on the field could have an impact on who we sign as well."
  7. May 11, 2019 QB Dwayne Haskins On adjustment coming into rookie minicamp: "It’s been great being able to throw the ball around again. I’ve had a lot of fun out here, and that’s the most important thing is taking it day-by-day." On learning the playbook: "I mean I only get about 20 percent of the plays, so it’s not the whole thing, but doing the best that I can do understand the adjustments and the different types of reads and protections that come with the plays. It’s a lot different than college, but I’m looking forward to the challenge." On becoming comfortable within the offensive system: "I just feel like once I understand the playbook and understand what I’m looking at, it’ll be easy as far as the timing and where the ball needs to go. But when it’s just One-on-One routes on air it’s pretty easy. It’s just being able to adjust going to team and 7 on 7s is the most important." On his mother during Mother's Day: "She means everything. I’m a mama’s boy, so being able to be home for Mother’s Day – I haven’t’ been able to the past couple of years – and spend some time with her. I’m really excited and looking forward to it." On the significance of wearing No. 7: "It has great significance to me and my family. It’s more than just a number. Just being able to carry that on throughout my life for multiple years, it means a lot to me, and I’m thankful Joe [Theismann] let me wear the number." On conversation with Joe Theismann about the number: "He said he’d give me the blessing to wear it but to think about it, and that’s what I did, and it was too much of an opportunity to pass it up." On if he mentioned the importance of wearing the No. 7: "No. Not really." On if he is using his where he was picked in the draft as motivation: "NFL friends from Ohio State always say it’s not about what pick you land, it’s where you land. For me being here in a great situation as far as quarterback coaches, a lot of great quarterback minds in the room and older guys that have been here, veterans, and a lot of great players around me. I’m just excited to be a part of this team and get to learn from these guys and it’s going to be a lot of fun." On playing close to where he played high school football: "It means everything. Being able to be back in the area where it all started means a lot to me and I’m looking forward to keeping the area proud. It’s just a lot of work and a lot of responsibility, but I couldn’t ask for more, couldn’t ask for a better opportunity for myself, and I’m going to make sure I do it right." On being ready for Week 1: "I’ll be ready for whatever the coaches want for me, whether that’s starting right away or next year or during the season. I’m just going to prepare like I’m the starter, and that’s with me in the weight room, me in the meeting rooms, me with the younger guys, me with the older guys. Every opportunity for me is an opportunity for me to showcase that I’m the guy." On not starting right away at Ohio State: "It was definitely hard. Every competitor wants to play, but you have to know that it’s for the team, it’s bigger than you. If the coach thinks that I’m the best option to win games this year, then I’ll be more than excited. And if they feel like I’m not ready, I’ll make sure I’m ready. Just looking forward to getting better every day, and that’s the most important thing." On transitioning from college to professional football with WR Terry McLaurin: "Terry’s great. We linked up the past couple days, and it felt like we were back at Ohio State. It’s great to have him here. We’re roommates, and we’re going through plays together. We played a little Madden last night. It’s just great to have somebody that you’re comfortable with, and to have him on the same team as me is a blessing." On the mental side of rookie minicamp: "It is hours and hours of film. The biggest adjustment from college to now was just the terminology and how the plays are called. In college you have like four or five signals and that’s it. In the West Coast play, you have like 15 words and it’s a lot, it’s different, but it’s pretty cool. It makes it easier for the guys around me because I tag everything. Just me taking responsibility of learning what every play is and how every play is different and how different tags are for different things, and it doesn’t happen overnight, but I’m looking to put the work in." On balancing a lot of information in a short period of time: "It’s challenging. You want it to be challenging. Like the biggest thing is applying the meetings to the field. We’ve put in 50 plays so far, so there’s a lot of stuff going into it. It’s just fun to be able to throw the ball around again, and you’re going to make mistakes, but the biggest thing is rebounding from them. I’m just looking forward to getting better and putting the work in, pushing the guys around me, and just hopefully I can contribute this year." On why he is a big film guy: "Film is very important. I just feel like it slows the game down as far as what you’re seeing on the field. I took pride in that at Ohio State it made the games very easy, and of course, being able to make the adjustment to the pros is different. Me being able to study as much as I can and learning the plays in great detail from how to read it, to different adjustments and coverages, different protections, different sights, different reads and there’s just a lot of stuff that goes into one play that a lot of people don’t know. The biggest thing for me is just trying to apply myself and do as much as I can to learn." On what he likes about film study: "I just don’t like defenses, so I want to able to be the most prepared to rip them apart. That’s what I like about it." On if he has a new car: "Not yet. Got mom a car though… she likes the Benz, it’s her dream car so we’ll see what the contract money’s talking about – working on getting her a car for her birthday." On McLaurin’s leadership: "I wouldn’t say Terry’s always vocal. I mean, he always knew what to say and when it needs to be said and that’s very important to being a leader. Everybody respects the guy who has to talk all the time. Terry did a great job; he was respected in the locker room, there for five years and put all the work in. When Terry spoke you listened, and that’s just great admiration for him and how he prepares and how he works. Just being able to be close with him throughout the season, having him here in D.C. will be great for me and my career, and his as well." On WR Kelvin Harmon: "Kelvin is a beast. I call him baby Julio. He just looks like Julio Jones from how he runs his routes and how hard he works. He's a very physical guy and I’m just blessed to have him and Terry in the same class as me." On what he’s been able to show at camp: "Just me trying to be the best that I can, bringing it to the field – different plays, different terminology, calling plays in the huddle, but being the best that I can and just hit the open guy. Working really hard on that and it’s been great to throw the ball around again and have a lot of fun." On what the transition: "It’s just football. It is fun, it’s competitive and that’s what you like about it. Being in the locker room, being able to be around the guys is what I’ve missed most about the process. Now that I’m here I’m going to enjoy it and be in the moment with these guys as we’re getting better. I’m sad to have the last day of mini-camp today, wish we could practice again tomorrow." On how he’ll handle the pressure of playing in the NFC East and in a major market: "I’m a homebody, so I don’t have to worry about all that. The biggest thing I have to do is just play well on Sundays. That’s what I’m looking forward to, what I’m working on. A lot of the stuff comes when it needs to and me just being grounded as humble as I can for myself, my family, my teammates is something that’s important to me. Being here in DC, somewhere where I’m from, I don’t see it as a big city, even though it is. Being from this area, it’s not different, it’s very comfortable for me." On having McLaurin around: "Very comfortable to know how Terry runs routes, how he grinds, and what he works for. Great chemistry and we will have that on the field." LB Montez Sweat On how rookie minicamp: "Oh, it's been great. Getting out here and getting back to football has been great." On the amount of players attending rookie minicamp: "Oh, it's definitely a big group. I love the competition and it's what we live for." On the difference between learning in the classroom and trying to translate that to the field: "Oh yeah, they're throwing a lot at us in the classroom, just going out here and translating it to the field is what's most important -- trying to get the defense as quick as possible." On if he liked running the suicide sprints at the end of practice: "Oh yeah, that's fun. Conditioning is part of getting back into football shape, so that was fun." On if he is able to get back into the competitive spirit: "Oh yeah, most definitely to get out here and compete. I'm a competitor and that's what the game is all about. So yeah, it definitely felt good." On how much of the playbook the coaches have given him so far: "I think they've only gone over the first install. I've gotten a little bit more of the playbook, so I guess I'm a little bit more ahead of the other guys. But I've gotten a good grip of it." On what they have him focusing on: "Just learning both SAM and WILL positions – I'm going to play both, so just focusing on those positions." On the biggest takeaway he has had in these two days so far: "The biggest takeaway – just really getting back to football – learning my assignment and what everybody has to do around me." On the draft process and participating in minicamp: "It definitely feels good. It gets a lot more pressure off of me rather than being nervous about when you're going to be picked. It's good to just get back to football and actually learning your job and all that stuff." On being picked late in the first round: "God makes no mistakes where he wants me to be, so I'll take it and run with it." WR Terry McLaurin On how the first couple of days of minicamp: "Good. Back to playing football, a game I love, playing at the highest level. It is a dream come true." On his expectations: "I didn't really come in here with any expectations. Coach Gruden expects a lot and the energy that we've had, I feel like it's been going on during these first two practices, so that's pretty good." On playing with his college teammate QB Dwayne Haskins during camp: "It's like back at Ohio State. We worked during the offseason together, so he knows where I'm going to be and I know where he's going to put the ball. We've connected a lot these past two days and have had trust in each other." On if he feels comfortable with what he has accomplished so far during rookie minicamp: "I feel like I've gotten off to a good start. I wouldn't say any specifics on it, but I'm involved in all the special teams and I'm out there getting great reps at wide receiver, so I'm just trying to learn as I go and make plays when I'm out there." On why he draws so much joy from blocking and special teams: "I feel like it matters and anytime you step on the field you should do everything that is expected of you to the best of your abilities. That's how I was raised, that is how I view the game and I feel like that's how you respect the game is to work as hard as you can. I'm the type of guy who is willing to do whatever for the team." On making it to the NFL: "It is kind of surreal. It kind of hit me when I saw my locker the other day and I'm like, 'Wow, I'm really here in the NFL.' Then for a storied organization like the Redskins it was a dream come true for me. I just want to get in here and learn as much as I can and try to help." On balancing both wide receiver and special teams duties: "I'm a pretty smart player, so I just do a lot of studying at night, try to pay attention in the meeting rooms and take great notes and just try to apply it on the field. Our coaches do a great job of walking us through it and then we come out here and walkthrough it on the field. So like I said, I feel like I'm a pretty quick learner." RB Bryce Love On joining the Washington Redskins: "In my mind, I just wanted the opportunity beyond anything else. Once my name is called, will I be ready to go? I'm just blessed I have the opportunity to learn from the [running] backs that are in the room. I feel like, it's a great group of guys. A great group of people and I'm excited." On how he is different: "I'll say… I'm just big on taking a lot [skill set] from a lot of different people. You know, everything that I can learn from everybody in the room will definitely be big to add in to my own game. I'm just building to be the best player that I can with the aspirations of being the best to do it. Working for that perfection and achieving excellence." On his rehab and learning the playbook: "Rehab is going great. Every day I feel like I'm getting better, being able to do more and more things. With what I got, you got to kind of be slow with it. Make sure you do it right. Make sure your 100 [percent] before you're ready to go. In terms of the playbook, I was blessed to be able go to Stanford; learn from Coach [David] Shaw. Of course, there are a lot of differences but I have a solid foundation by going there, really building off of the knowledge that I brought from over there." OL Wes Martin On how it feels to be in the NFL: "It’s awesome. It’s a dream come true to get to this level and be able to get out here and start working." On the learning curve from college to the NFL: "Yeah, I mean it is what I expected. There’s a ton more to it than the college game. There’s a lot to learn, a lot to adapt to." On the camaraderie between teammates: "It’s been great. You see a lot of the guys coming together, guys leading, guys following all that good stuff." On the type of player he is: "Blue-collar guy that’s going to show up every day, do all the little things right, be consistent in his play and finish people into the ground." On his experiences this past week: "It’s been good. We’ve been staying busy, getting into the routine. Like I said, that’s been the biggest thing just getting into the new system and getting used to things." OL Ross Pierschbacher On getting back on the field: "It was a great feeling. It feels like a long time coming between the last game we played in college to all the prep that goes into the senior bowl, combine, training, pro days and stuff like that. To actually be here with these guys and being able to compete with my teammates, feels awesome to be back and just be able to play football again." On what he wanted to show at minicamp: "Just show that they didn’t make a mistake picking me and just bond with these guys, compete and build some comradery with the rookies. I feel like we did that this week." On working with Assistant Head Coach/Offensive Line Coach Bill Callahan: "He’s been awesome. It’ll be a tough love type of relationship, but that’s how he gets his players to play the best that they can. I’m really excited to be able to work for him. I feel like I’ve already improved two days in. He knows so much about this offensive line play. I’m just excited to get after it." On how the weekend was mentally: "It was more just getting down the lingo. I feel like scheme-wise, it was a pretty similar offense compared to what we did at Alabama. It was just getting the lingo down and then their techniques, just really learning what they want us to do each play. That’s a little different, just kind of like I said with the verbiage that Coach Callahan wants us to use." On OL Wes Martin: "He’s awesome. Once we got drafted, we kind of bonded right away, just being back-to-back offensive line guys. Midwest guys coming in, competing for a spot. We’re roommates in the hotel as well. We’ve just really been partners out here, setting the tone for the offensive line as well. It’s been awesome to work with him, and we have a lot of great offensive linemen here at camp right now." On what he’s taking away from minicamp: "Just the speed of the game, as fast as college was, this is a whole different ball game. Just really having to take matters into my own hands, be proactive, not reactive. That will be the biggest thing for me." WR Kelvin Harmon On his role: "Mainly, [Wide Receivers] coach Ike [Hilliard] told me to be at Z right now, come to learn at Z and just a little bit inside at slot, but mostly outside just trying to get the playbook down pat and just get used to the transition.” On playing with confidence: "Yeah, I definitely agree with it, it comes from my competitive nature, always trying to bully the guy in front of me if I got to block him or win a route or sell a route being a decoy for my teammates. I’m just always trying to win every one-on-one battle." On practicing with QB Dwayne Haskins: "It’s been pretty good you know we connected on a couple good throws and today we had not a good couple one-on-ones but you know we’re going to go back into the film room and look at it, talk about it and come back and be better next time." On developing chemistry with Haskins: "I think it’s just developing a relationship on and off the field, you know me and him, we know each other for a couple years now so we have a relationship. You know just helping each other with learning the playbook." On how his skillset fits the Redskins: "I was just talking to coach Ike and he just wants me at Z being that big body guy going in and being physical, going over the top get some passes in the middle in the medium circle just making those 50-50 catches and contested catches." On WR Terry McLaurin: "Me and him been talking a lot, obviously he’s a fast guy, he’s like 4.3, I saw him take the top off yesterday on one-on-ones with a post, that was very impressive." On his speed: "I guess it just depends on who you ask. I just know the coaches know what I’m capable of doing, so I’m just going to go out there and prove it each and every week." CB Jimmy Moreland On what the Washington Redskins knew about him prior to the draft: "You know [I went to school] two hours from here. When I got here, most people already knew who I was. A couple of people knew where I was from – Belle Glade, Florida – like this man right here; he's from Palm Beach County. There are a lot of people around here that know where I'm from and got to see me in college as well." On what he has learned during rookie camp: "You have to be always on beat, always on point. They are not waiting on you. The playbook is right there. They expect you to know the playbook before you get into the meeting. So, you always got to be head up on the game and keep your best foot forward." On how much LB Andrew Ankrah has helped him: "He's helped me a lot. He's helping me get around now because I don't have a car and plays and things like that. He's help me off the field as well."
  8. May 10, 2019 REDSKINS MAKE ROSTER MOVE LOUDOUN COUNTY, Va. – The Washington Redskins announced today that they have made the following roster move: The Redskins waived the following player: TE Elkanah "Kano" Dillon
  9. Adam Schefter ✔@AdamSchefter Washington officially signed QB Dwayne Haskins to a four-year deal that includes a fifth-year option.
  10. For Immediate Release May 9, 2019 REDSKINS SIGN EIGHT 2019 DRAFT PICKS LOUDOUN COUNTY, Va. – The Washington Redskins announced today that they have made the following roster moves: The Redskins signed the following draft picks: ROUND (PICK) PLAYER SCHOOL 1 (15) QB Dwayne Haskins Ohio State 4 (112) RB Bryce Love Stanford 4 (131) G Wes Martin Indiana 5 (153) C Ross Pierschbacher Alabama 5 (173) LB Cole Holcomb North Carolina 6 (206) WR Kelvin Harmon N.C. State 7 (227) CB Jimmy Moreland James Madison 7 (253) LB Jordan Brailford Oklahoma State
  11. For Immediate Release May 7, 2019 REDSKINS HIRE KYSHOEN JARRETT LOUDOUN COUNTY, Va. – The Washington Redskins announced today that defensive coaching intern Kyshoen Jarrett has been hired full-time as the team’s defensive quality control coach. “Kyshoen was a valuable asset to our coaching staff last season,” said Head Coach Jay Gruden. “He is a quality coach and a quality person and I have complete trust in him succeeding in this new role.” Jarrett spent one season as a defensive coaching intern with the team in 2018. His primary responsibility was working with the nickel cornerbacks during practice and film sessions. Jarrett was a sixth round (181st overall) selection by the Redskins in the 2015 NFL Draft. He appeared in 16 games with five starts as a rookie in 2015 and recorded 57 tackles (38 solo), four passes defensed and one forced fumble before suffering a spinal cord injury in the season finale against the Dallas Cowboys.
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    The Bruce Allen/GM Thread

    Notice the final stadium shown there.
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    The Bruce Allen/GM Thread

    The point was Adam wasn’t out there pushing the “Dan’s gone crazy & taking over the Draft” mess.