Redskins Notes: Won't Be In June FA Market

Despite some cap room that might let them acquire a new player or two, the Redskins are not in the market for any veterans who might become available in the free agent market in June, according to Vinny Cerrato.

--Vice president for player personnel Vinny Cerrato said he didn't expect the Redskins to be very active in the June free agent market even though they have more than $1 million of salary cap space for veterans.

--Ever wonder what happened to linebacker Jared Newberry, the Stanford linebacker whom the Redskins took in the sixth round of the 2005 draft but cut before the season began?

Newberry, now a Tennessee Titan, played for the Frankfurt Galaxy in NFL Europe's World Bowl last month.

--Another recent low-round draft pick who never played a down for the Redskins, quarterback Gibran Hamdan, was NFL Europe's MVP after setting league records with 1,629 passing yards and a 113.4 passer rating. The Amsterdam Admirals were 6-1 with Hamdan, Washington's seventh-rounder in 2003 who is now with Seattle.

--Rookie linebacker Rocky McIntosh, fullback Mike Sellers and defensive end Renaldo Wynn helped dedicate a new football field at Anacostia High School in Washington on May 26. The players joined Councilman Marion Barry, the former mayor, and Schools Superintendent Clifford Janey for the event. The field is the same Bermuda grass on which the Redskins play at FedEx Field.

Anacostia's field was paid for by the Redskins' Charitable Foundation via its Fields for Tomorrow program, which renovates, upgrades, and maintains high school football fields throughout the District and Prince George's County, Md.

QUOTE TO NOTE: "You've got to find a way to be special. You've got to find a way to stand out. There were so many guys who had more ability than I did in high school, who had more ability than I did in college who are on the street now. It's about working on a daily basis. You have to study your body. You have to have the ability to go inside yourself and figure out how to get your body to function better. It's the same way you have to study your craft to take your game to another level. The better you know your body, the more successful you're going to be. That's easier said than done." -- Redskins strong safety Adam Archuleta.


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