Redskins Smoke Signals: Your Thursday Morning News Clips (3/16)

Redskins Smoke Signals:  Your Thursday Morning News Clips (3/16)

The late news yesterday was the resigning of DL Ziggy Hood and OL Vinston Painter.  Also in the minor roster news yesterday, DL Ricky Jean Francois was released.  Jean-Francois was in the third year of a three year contract.  His release will save the Redskins about $3 million on the salary cap.  Jean-Francois was an open critic of the front office, which could very well have been a contributing factor in his release.  It is…

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Redskins resign Hood, release Jean-Francois

Redskins resign Hood, release Jean-Francois

The Washington Redskins resigned DL Ziggy Hood and released DL Ricky Jean-Francois today. Hood, signed last year, played in all games for the Redskins last season.  He accumulated 33 tackles and added a forced fumble and one sack.  Hood played better as the season progressed and ended up playing the tenth most defensive snaps on the Redskins defense. Reports are also circulating that the Redskins have released DL Ricky Jean-Francois.  Jean-Francois was entering the third…

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Ranking the Redskins Unrestricted Free Agents

Ranking the Redskins Unrestricted Free Agents

Washington has 15 unrestricted free agents on the roster right now. I divide them into three categories — MUST HAVE, IF THE PRICE IS RIGHT and BEEN NICE KNOWING YOU. MUST HAVE TE Vernon Davis — This is a complete no-brainer and the Skins have already begun discussing a new contract with him. He will be 33 at the end of January, but he showed he has plenty left in the tank after catching 44…

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Redskins 7-Round Mock Draft 2.0

Redskins 7-Round Mock Draft 2.0

As we head towards the NFL post season and into the midst of bowl season, we present our second NFL mock draft of the 2017 class. As always, we use the FanSpeak mock application, with computer AI making the selections for the other 31 NFL teams. We are not projecting where players will be picked, simply selecting whom we believe would be the best fit, based on availability in this particular mock. For the most…

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Game 8: Redskins vs. Bengals (London)

Game 8: Redskins vs. Bengals (London)

When: Sunday October 30th @ 930 AM EST Where: Wembley Stadium- London, United Kingdom Weather: Partly cloudy 61 degrees, with 10% chance of rain Radio: SportsTalk 980 TV: FOX5 Kenny Albert, John Lynch, Pam Oliver (Field Reporter) Line: Bengals -3 (Over/Under 47.5) The game will be the Redskins’ first against the Bengals since hiring Head Coach Jay Gruden prior to the 2014 season. Before joining the Redskins, Gruden spent the 2011-13 seasons as the Bengals’…

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Game 7: Skins @ Detroit

Game 7: Skins @ Detroit

When: Sunday October 23rd @ 1 PM Where: Ford Field- Detroit, Michigan Weather: Partly Cloud & 63 (Dome) Radio: SportsTalk 980 TV: FOX5 Justin Kutcher, Charles Davis, Chris Spielman, Peter Schrager (Field Reporter) Line: Lions -1 O/U 49 points The Redskins and Lions meet for the 41st time, Sunday afternoon in Detroit. Washington leads the series 27-13, but have dropped the last three. Detroit head coach Jim Caldwell is 1-0 all-time vs. the Skins, while…

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Game 6: Eagles @ Skins

Game 6: Eagles @ Skins

When: Sunday October 16th @ 1 PM Where: Fed Ex Field- Landover, MD Weather: Sunny, 68 degrees with 0% chance of rain Radio: SportsTalk 980 TV: FOX5 Kenny Albert, John Lynch, Pam Oliver (Field reporter) Line: Redskins -2.5 (O/U 44.5 points) The Eagles and Redskins meet for the 162nd time on Sunday afternoon at Fed Ex Field. Washington leads the series 83-73-5, including the last three straight. Skins head coach Jay Gruden has had early…

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Redskins have Knighton, Taylor in for workouts

Redskins have Knighton, Taylor in for workouts

A Washington Redskins team struggling to stop the run and desperate to improve in that area, is calling in some beef to add more size to the defensive line. Specifically, former Washington Redskins nose tackle Terrance “Pot Roast” Knighton and former Cleveland Browns nose tackle Phil Taylor, will be working out at Redskins Park. Knighton, a former Jacksonville Jaguar and Denver Bronco, played with the Skins in 2015, but reportedly weighed about 400 pounds last…

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Redskins sign DL Ziggy Hood

Redskins sign DL Ziggy Hood

The Washington Redskins continue to tinker on their beleaguered defensive line, signing Evander “Ziggy” Hood, a 2009 first round pick by the Pittsburgh Steelers, the 32nd selection overall. Early word is the deal is for one year. The Redskins were able to sign Hood because he was not on a roster at the end of the 2015 season. The 6’3″ and 300-pound Hood has played mostly at defensive end in Pittsburgh’s 3-4 defense and some nose…

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