February 27, 2010

Weekend Roundup: Combine Edition

Offensive linemen are working out today along with tight ends. I'm pretty sure the Redskins staff will be simply watching the O-linemen.

Some of the notable workouts:

T Bruce Campbell, Maryland (4.85 40-yard dash)-Yes that's a tackle who ran it faster than any other O-lineman in history.

Tackles Trent Williams (Oklahoma) and Jared Veldheer (Hillsdale) both had good 40 times as well (4.88, 5.09 respectively).

T Russell Okung (Oklahoma State) put up the second highest reps on the 225-pound bench press with 38. G Mitch Petrus put up a record 45 reps while Campbell racked it at 34.

In Mike Shanhan's presser at the combine he addressed a number of things. Most importantly that Jason Campbell will be tendered an offer and that the defense will use both the 3-4 and the 4-3.

Three offseason mini-camps have been scheduled. Shanny isn't messing around. He means business.

The 'Skins are working on resigning LS Ethan Albright and C Casey Rabach before they hit the free agent market, which begins on March 5th.

Rabach: "Well, I definitely want to still be in Washington and I feel I can still play and help the team," Rabach said in a phone interview to Jason Reid at the Post. "It was rough at times last year [for the offensive line], but everyone kept working and kept trying to help us win games. I feel good [physically] and feel like I definitely have good years ahead of me."

Albright: "With all the changes, maybe they have their own guy. But I know I want to be with the Redskins. March 5 is the day it all gets started, so we'll see what happens here pretty soon."

Here's a look at some quotes from the O-linemen.

Great article on Mike Shanahan over at the NFC East Blog. He's by the far the most intriguing coach the Redskins have had in years.

Also over at the Beast, Clinton Portis and his latest goings-on. Shanny really hasn't shown Portis much love and doesn't again in his interview with Matt Mosley. Plus, Mosley has predicted twice that Shanny might go after LaDainian Tomlinson.

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