LaVar Arrington Speaks on Redskins Bringing Back Santana Moss | Sports

(via Washington Post)

Santana Moss received a three-year, $15 million contract extending his stay in Washington. It’s a good move on multiple levels for Moss and the Redskins.

Moss has been the team’s most reliable and productive wide receiver, not to mention a leader in the meeting room, locker room and on the field.

It makes sense to bring back Moss; without him, the Redskins would have had a big hole at wide receiver. So the team addressed a pressing need, and also brought back a player who is familiar with the team’s offensive playbook.

I expect the Redskins to try and further bolster the position and go after another wide receiver, but for this season Moss’s familiarity will be the wild card coming out of the work stoppage. Washington has a very talented draft pick in Leonard Hankerson, who happens to share a college (Miami) with Moss. I think that will also go a long way as I’m sure these two have already worked out together and are very familiar with each other, as it is tradition for former Miami players to go back and work out together once they’ve moved on to the NFL.

It’s a win-win if you ask me.

Next up: Barry Cofield, who was a rookie teammate of mine in New York, so I know him as a player. The Redskins reportedly have agreed to terms with the defensive lineman.

I will also talk about Donovan McNabb and how I may have underestimated Coach Mike Shanahan’s ability to deal a devalued player.

A Peek Inside Metro’s Newest Rail Car | News

(via @WashingtonPost)

Inside a warehouse near New Carrollton station sits a prototype of Metro’s newest rail car, the 7000 series.

Constructed of plywood and painted gray, the prototype is half the size of an actual subway car, but it was made to give transit officials and riders a place to test designs for the interiors of the new additions to Metro’s fleet.

The transit authority plans to order 428 of the rail cars from Kawasaki at a cost of $886 million. The cars will be assembled in Lincoln, Neb., and are scheduled to be delivered by the end of 2013.

Three hundred of the new units will replace the oldest Metro rail cars, which date from the opening of the system 35 years ago and are known as the 1000 series. The National Transportation Safety Board has recommended they be removed from servicebecause of the damage they sustain in crashes.

The rest of the 7000 series cars are planned for the new rail line to Dulles International Airport and Loudoun County.

View SLIDESHOW HERE

So…. is this where our increase in fare money is going? $889 Million dollars worth of new trains? And we can’t even get a functioning elevator or escalator to get to them?

Where Will Albert Haynesworth Be This Season? | Sports

(Story via Mike Jones)

We’re still in wait-and-see mode, taking a look at the areas the Washington Redskins must address whenever the lockout ends (which could be soon). Yesterday it was a look at free agency, and on Tuesday Jason Reid’s column hit on the Donovan McNabb and Albert Haynesworth situations.

Both are complicated, but Haynesworth’s certainly appears to be the messier situation of the two.

In 2009, the defensive lineman signed the richest contract for a player at his position ($41 million guaranteed and up to $100 million with incentives concluded). But he never lived up to expectations, to say the least, and clashed throughout last season with Shanahan and defensive coordinator Jim Haslett over his unwillingness to play nose tackle in the team’s 3-4 defense.

Haynesworth appeared in only eight games last season, didn’t start any and was suspended for the last four games of the year for conduct detrimental to the team.

Having earned roughly $32 million from Washington in two years, Haynesworth doesn’t have much more guaranteed money coming his way. But this offseason he has embarrassed the Redskins further, with his involvement in a road rage incident in Fairfax County, which he eventually settled out of court, and an accusation that he fondled a waitress at The W Hotel in February (Haynesworth is due in court later this month over that matter). READ MORE

Mike Vick Signs with Nike | Sports, News

How many times have we had the “does Mike Vick deserve a second chance debate”? Well, apparently our opinions hardly matter anymore!

Nearly two years after Michael Vick pleaded guilty to federal felony charges in connection with illegal dogfighting, Nike has reached out and the relationship/sponsorship with Nike has been repaired.

“We have re-signed Michael Vick as a Nike athlete,” Megan Saalfeld, a Nike spokeswoman, confirmed to CNN in an e-mail.

The Philadelphia Eagles’ quarterback, who lost his lucrative endorsement deals after serving 20 months in a federal prison because of his involvement in a dogfighting ring, was the NFL’s comeback player of the year in 2010. He has been active in speaking out about against dogfighting

“Michael acknowledges his past mistakes,” Saalfeld said. “We do not condone those actions, but we support the positive changes he has made to better himself off the field.” (via Washington Post)

I guess we can all take this time to go cop some Mike Vicks………..