Here is what you need to know on this Sunday, April 30, 24 days before the Redskins start OTAs on May 24.
—Redskins rookie camp (5/12) 12
—Redskins OTAs start (5/24) 24
—Training camp starts (7/27) 88
—Redskins opener vs. Eagles (9/10) 133
A look at the Redskins month that was
Here is a look back at some of the most popular and talked about posts of April on CSNmidatlantic.com and on RealRedskins.com.
2011 bill comes due, Redskins' salary cap space shrinks—The sudden disappearance of $4.5 million in salary cap money got a lot of fans riled up. But it goes back to 2011 when the cap unexpectedly shrunk with the new CBA and teams were allowed to “borrow” cap money from future years and pay it back by 2017. The Redskins’ bill came due and, as they had planned, they had to pay it back.
Redskins full 2017 schedule released—I think most agreed that it was a pretty fair schedule. The only complaint I had was that they have to play on the road before hosting their Thanksgiving Day game. But it’s just a trip to New Orleans for a 1:00 game, only one time zone over. It’s not ideal but it is a much better deal than having to play a Sunday night game and then go on the road for Thanksgiving like they had to last year. It’s a moderately tough slate but that was determined already by the rotation of playing the different AFC and NFC divisions.
Redskins agree to deal with big free agent—When it was reported that Pro Bowl linebacker Zach Brown was coming to Redskins Park for a visit, nobody thought that much would come of it. Brown had been trying to reach a deal with the Raiders and it looked like his visit was just a negotiating ploy. But he signed a one-year deal and the inside linebacker corps got an injection of speed, athleticism, and playmaking ability
Impossible to probable? Draft day slide could land Redskins a steal —Nobody thought that Jonathan Allen, a consensus top-five talent, would fall to the Redskins at pick No 17. Well, nobody but colleague J.P. Finlay and Daniel Jeremiah of NFL Media, anyway.
Redskins have kept focus on defense at the Draft—This was written after the first three rounds. For the first time in 20 years, the Redskins had drafted defensive players in the first three rounds. And after they added another defensive player, safety Montae Nicholson, with the second pick of the fourth round they had taken a defensive player in each of the firrst four rounds of the draft for the first time in the common draft era (since 1967). Add to that Brown and three other defensive free agents signed prior to the draft and you have the organization making an effort to upgrade the defense, just like they said they would.
Tandler on Twitter
What Sprinkle did to get kicked out of the bowl game was dumb but plenty of players picked today have done worse. https://t.co/I0KU88efm1— Rich Tandler (@TandlerNBCS) April 29, 2017
In case you missed it
- Redskins go offense with their fourth-round pick
- 3 reasons Samaje Perine makes sense
- Redskins take safety Nicholson in fourth round
- Why did the Redskins draft Montae Nicholson?
- Redskins fifth round pick has talent, but red flags too
- 3 things to know about Jeremy Sprinkle
- Redskins late-round draft recap
- Redskins move up, draft Wyoming C Foullier
- Another tall wide receiver joins the Redskins
- 3 things to know about Redskins 6th rounder Robert Davis
- Redskins roll dice on 7th rd safety with lots of talent
- Redskins draft oft-injured CB with final pick
- 3 things to know about Chase Roullier