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Monday, April 24, 2006

April 24th-- Lloyd Signs deal, Off-season update

The Redskins have signed Brandon Lloyd to a new seven year contract.. Lloyd's wife is pregnant, she is due in a couple of weeks, he said the first thing he will buy for the baby with his new money is a house...

Joe Gibbs said the Skins are not actively in any discussions about moving into the first round of the draft this weekend.. The only first day pick the Skins have is a second rounder (53rd) overall.. They have a 5, 3 6 round and 2 7th round selections as well..
Gibbs couldn't say which direction he thinks the team will go in the second round outside of saying certain positions they wouldn't bother with, i.e. receiver and quarterback..

Gibbs did not throw out the possibility of moving up but suggested it is unlikely.. The team is in need of depth and likely will use the bulk of their picks on O-line, D-line and potentially LB.. Gibbs downplayed the necessity to find a replacement for LaVar Arrington saying resigning Warrick Holdman fills the need..

Addressing LaVar's signing with the Giants, Gibbs said he wishes LaVar well, that he hoped Arrington wouldn't end up in the division, but such is the case..

Gibbs said Randy Thomas is doing some sled work, he is not ready to run on his broken leg but is progressing nicely.. DE Phillip Daniels had a knee scope and is feeling better for it.. C Casey Rabach is recovering from the deep leg gash he suffered.. Gibbs believes it will be completely healed within a couple of weeks...

S Adam Archuletta has been working out with the Skins for two weeks, then he returns home for a week to do weight training on his own.. The Redskins are always pushing their players to stay in town and work out with them during the voluntary period and Gibbs stressed he hopes Archuletta would work out with them full time but didn't seem to have a beef with the training regimen..

Gibbs said he remains hopeful that Sean Taylor's case will be resolved before the start of training camp saying it would be a concern if this continues to linger into another seaosn but said he understood the reasoning behind all the delays...


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