Posts Tagged ‘Chicago Bears’

The Redskins march to the playoffs (and the NFC East title?)

If I told you roughly six weeks ago that we’d be seriously discussing the Redskins making a playoff push in December, you’d either laugh at me or call me a blind homer with cult-like devotion. What a difference a month-and-a-half makes! After beating the Baltimore Ravens last Sunday — and let me tell you: this […]

Injuries to Brian Orakpo and Brandon Meriweather not deemed "serious"

Among the fallout in the Washington Redskins preseason loss to the Chicago Bears was the injuries to linebacker Brian Orakpo and safety Brandon Meriweather. According to various reports in the Washington Post today, neither player has sustained major injuries. (though he likely won”t see any more playing time during the preseason), but Meriweather”s timetable for […]

Redskins sign Safety Brandon Meriweather

As first reported by Jason La Canfora of the NFL Network, the Redskins have signed free agent safety Brandon Merriweather to a two year, $6 million deal. Meriweather visited Washington today, and had a meeting scheduled with the New York Jets after that, but it was reported that he would cancel the latter visit if […]

DeAngelo Hall named the NFC Defensive Player of the Week

Just over a week after his self-admitted poor performance against the Dallas Cowboys, it’s fair to say Redskins cornerback DeAngelo Hall took a step towards making up for said performance, as he was named NFC Defensive Player of the Week for his efforts in the Redskins 23-17 win over the Seattle Seahawks. Hall recorded an […]

Redskins sign QB Matt Gutierrez

After releasing quarterback Marc Verica this morning – an undrafted rookie out of the University of Virginia, who was likely going to be nothing more than training camp fodder anyway – the Redskins signed fourth-year journeyman quarterback Matt Gutierrez. Gutierrez’s resume includes stops in New England (where his career began), Kansas City, Chicago, and Omaha […]

Redskins resign OT Jammal Brown, acquire RB Tim Hightower via trade

Even as the “Wild West-esque free agency period seems to be slowing down, the Redskins seemingly spent the weekend shoring up a couple of key spots on their roster. First, the Redskins took care of “one of their own” – almost a novelty in comparison to the days when the team was run by Vinny […]

Brian Orakpo will be playing in the Pro Bowl

. Redskins linebacker Brian Orakpo can thank the Green Bay Packers and Chicago Bears for an all-expenses-paid trip to Hawaii during the last weekend of January. Because both teams won on Sunday, it means that Orakpo will now be playing in the 2011 Pro Bowl that weekend. Orakpo was originally designated as a “First Alternate” […]