Schweigert didn't cut it

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The release of former Oakland starting free safety Stuart Schweigert on Monday night was somewhat of a surprise to the media, but the Redskins said that he never adjusted to their aggressive style of defense.

Simply put, Schweigert wasn’t physical enough for the Redskins and rookie safeties Chris Horton — and to a lesser extent Kareem Moore — are making good impressions. Schweigert didn’t ask for his release as some had speculated, but he got it anyway.

- David Elfin

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David Elfin

David Elfin

David Elfin has been following Washington-area sports teams since the late 1960s. David began his journalism career at Bethesda-Chevy Chase High School, the University of Pennsylvania (B.A., history) and Syracuse University (M.S., telecommunications). He wrote for the Bulletin (Philadelphia), the Post-Standard (Syracuse) and The Washington Post before coming to The Washington Times in 1986. He has covered colleges, the Orioles ...

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