Riddick spent seven seasons wih the Redskins. According to the Eagles’ press release, Riddick will be “responsible for evaluating players in the professional ranks, advance scouting of upcoming opponents and preparing the team for acquisitions through free agency and the waiver wire.”
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OTAs roll on
The Redskins hit the field in about 45 minutes for another OTA. The sauna-like conditions have returned to Redskin Park. At least yesterday, there was a slight breeze to get some air moving around but just walking from the car to the building felt like standing in an oven.
Couple loose ends from yesterday’s practice:
*The Redskins have one less pass rusher to worry about. Michael Strahan is retiring after winning a Super Bowl with the Giants. In two games last year, Strahan was effective (the Week 3 win at FedEx) and a non-factor (the Week 15 loss at the Swamp). In the second meeting, he was contained by rookie tackle Stephon Heyer.
“Just a great athlete and a good player,” Heyer said. “It was good to go against him and I’m glad I had that chance. It was great and probably one of my most memorable moments.”
Said Jon Jansen, who battled Strahan for years: “The thing that Mike did well was that he understood the game. He just wasn’t out there chasing the ball. He was setting you up for the next move, the third and long, or the end of the game when it mattered the most. You always had to be smart against him.”
*Last week, Jim Zorn said the offense was 70 percent installed and that things like the two-minute drill wouldn’t be introduced until training camp. Yesterday, play action and screen were the points of emphasis.
“We’re moving right along,” he said. “We still have some miscues and aren’t perfect. What I’m appreciating about the players is that they’re willing to communicate, talk about things, not get down and frustrated.”
*Something I forgot to mention last week. Zorn had high praise for receiver James Thrash. Thrash is getting most of Antwaan Randle El’s reps. Even though he’s a veteran and can play special teams, JT’s spot on the 53-man roster probably isn’t secure. Santana Moss, Randle El and rookies Devin Thomas and Malcolm Kelly are locked in. Anthony Mix will get a chance in training camp because of his size (6-5, 235). In last year’s postseason, the Redskins carried six receivers so Thrash could squeeze onto the roster if a young player doesn’t emerge.
*Former Redskins director of pro personnel Louis Riddick was hired as a pro scout by the Eagles today. He replaces Jon Sandusky, who was promoted from scout to director of pro personnel.
If nothing else, Andy Reid and Co. can get the skinny from Riddick on the Redskins.
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