Redskins wide receiver Josh Morgan said he hopes to practice this afternoon for the first time since straining his hamstring in a practice a week ago.Im feeling good, Morgan said after doing some light running in the morning walkthrough. Thats why they had me out there. They wanted to see where Im at.If all goes well in the next 72 hours, Morgan said he wants to suit up Thursday for the preseason opener in Buffalo.Pierre Garon figures to be the teams No. 1 wide receiver. Morgan, Leonard Hankerson and Santana Moss are in the mix to be rookie quarterback Robert Griffin IIIs second target.Until straining his hamstring, Morgan had been completely healthy for the first time breaking his right ankle as a member of the 49ers last October. This latest injury, however, is to his left leg and, according to Morgan, probably was not the result of overcompensating.The trainers have been monitoring video of me running and everything, he said. They said everything looks normal, looks good. Theyve been testing my strength, too, and everything looks equally strong.Now that his hamstring is better, Morgan joked that he needs to work on his hands after finishing runner up to Garon in a fierce game of hot potato with wide receivers coach Ike Hilliard and the rest of the receiving corps.Its just about the pride to see who has the best hands on the team, thats all, Morgan said with a smile. Pierres got it right now. I was second place.
Looking to add depth to their secondary, the Redskins reportedly signed former Seahawks and Cardinals cornerback Tharold Simon on Monday, according to ESPN’s Field Yates.
Source: Washington has signed former Seahawks CB Tharold Simon.— Field Yates (@FieldYates) January 16, 2017
Arizona claimed Simon off waivers after the Seahawks released him following the first week of the regular season. He played in nine games for the Cardinals and was inactive for his final two with the team, which then released him in December.
A fifth-round pick for the Seahawks in 2013, Simon was signed to a future/reserve contract, allowing him to compete for a roster spot during training camp and offseason workouts.
He is the 11th player to sign a futures contract with the Redskins.
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The Redskins have set up another interview with a candidate to fill their vacant defensive coordinator position.
According to the Washington Post, Jason Tarver, the defensive coordinator of the Raiders from 2012-2014, will meet with the organization. The date of the interview is not known.
Before joining the Raiders, Tarver coached in college for five years before the 49ers hired him as a quality control coach. He worked his way up to become the outside linebackers coach, a position he held from 2005-2010. Scot McCloughan was the GM of the 49ers while Tarver was coaching there.
After a year as a defensive coordinator in the college ranks at Stanford, Tarver was hired as the Raiders’ defensive coordinator. He was a defensive assistant for the 2015 49ers and he was out of football last season.
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The Redskins have announced interviews with former Browns head coach Mike Pettine and ex-Jaguars coach Gus Bradley. It was reported earlier today that they also will meet with Rob Ryan, most recently the Bills’ defensive coordinator.