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Rookie LeRibeus already learning three positions

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Rookie LeRibeus already learning three positions

After the Redskins rookie minicamp two weeks ago we knew that Josh LeRibeus was going to be called on to play center. What we learned today was that he will learn to be a jack of all trades in the middle of the offensive line.The third-round draft pick out of SMU has been busy and he is going to continue to be. At todays OTA at Redskins Park he lined up at right guard, left guard, and center.It is not unusual for a player to learn all three interior line positions. It is unusual for a player to be asked to learn all three of those positions before he has signed his first professional contract.According to LeRibeus, knowing center is the key to learning the guard spots. I like the fact that they have me at center because Im sitting there and I know all the calls now, he said. So just from that point of view when you play guard it makes the transition easier.Learning the three positions at the same time isnt the only adjustment that LeRibeus is making. The Mustangs ran a man blocking scheme so he is learning the Redskins way, which is zone blocking. He said that the difference is huge, especially when it comes to pass blocking.As with many NFL teams, the SMU linemen had assignments. You call you guy to block, thats your guy, he said.The slide blocking used by the Redskins is something we never used.LeRibeus seems to be figuring it out. He got a lot of reps during 11 on 11 drills and seems to be making the most of his opportunities.

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Redskins Playbook: When to expect a new GM to replace Scot McCloughan?

Redskins Playbook: When to expect a new GM to replace Scot McCloughan?

The Redskins fired GM Scot McCloughan in early March when the 2017 NFL season technically began at the start of the free agency period. The move was made clumsily, at best, though the team was able to navigate free agency and the NFL Draft with much success.

With a few more weeks of team activities until the quietest period of the NFL calendar begins in mind-June, might the Redskins hire a new general manager?

Last week, team president Bruce Allen said the Redskins have spoken with more than 10 front office candidates and that Washington could make as many as three new hires. Allen did not provide a timeline for the moves.

Looking at the calendar, it would make sense for the Redskins to announce new hires around the conclusion of minicamp on June 15. The Redskins won't have another official team activity until training camp opens in late July in Richmond. It's also possible that new hires will be made during that quiet period, though for many, that month long period is about the only true remnant of the NFL offseason.

Don't expect a new outside hire to get the title of general manager. That seems much more likely to be an internal promotion, likely fro Eric Schaeffer, Alex Santos, Doug Williams or Scott Campbell. Washington will likely add to the front office, like Allen suggested.

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After Bryce Harper punch, looking back at some recent Redskins brawls (VIDEO)

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After Bryce Harper punch, looking back at some recent Redskins brawls (VIDEO)

Bryce Harper charged the mound Monday, defending himself after getting beaned by San Francisco. The incident got the memory running to some of the best Redskins dustups, at least of the recent past.

  • Last December, Jordan Reed got pushed too far after the Carolina Panthers repeatedly tried to engage with the star tight end's injured shoulder. 
  • Who can forget Trent Williams giving Richard Sherman the right after the Redskins 2013 playoff loss to the Seahawks?

  • Santana Moss scrapped with Giants cornerback Corey Webster in 2009. Moss held his own, even after his helmet got ripped off.

  • Perhaps the biggest fight in recent Redskins history: Chris Baker and the Redskins fighting what seemed like the entire Eagles squad in Philadelphia after Baker delivered a big hit on Nick Foles after an interception.

  • Bonus - One more, and it was awesome. During a preseason game, John Harbaugh and Jay Gruden get into it. 

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