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NFL | K. Mitchell dies Monday

Mon, 30 Apr 2007 12:28:56 -0700

Casey Husband, of Redskins.com, reports former NFL LB Kevin Mitchell died Monday, April 30, at the age of 36. Mitchell played for the San Francisco 49ers, New Orleans Saints and Washington Redskins in his career. KFFL sends their condolences to his family and friends.

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Bengals | Interested in Mitchell?

Tue, 31 Aug 2004 20:02:28 -0700

The Cincinnati Bengals may be interested in acquiring free agent LB Kevin Mitchell (Redskins), reports Geoff Hobson of Bengals.com. However, the team has only limited salary cap space available and is likely to spend the veteran's minimum amount of about $455,000.

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Redskins | Mitchell Getting Chance to Catch on Elsewhere

Mon, 30 Aug 2004 22:27:52 -0700

Jason La Canfora, of the Washington Post, reports Washington Redskins head coach Joe Gibbs released veteran LB Kevin Mitchell to allow him time to catch on with another team instead of waiting until the team's next set of preseason cuts.

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Redskins | Mitchell Released

Mon, 30 Aug 2004 20:21:19 -0700

Gary Fitzgerald, of Redskins.com, reports the Washington Redskins have released LB Kevin Mitchell.

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Redskins | Mitchell Dinged

Sun, 22 Aug 2004 08:48:18 -0700

Mark Zuckerman, of the Washington Times, reports Washington Redskins LB Kevin Mitchell (finger) sprained his finger in the preseason game against the Miami Dolphins Saturday, Aug. 21.

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Redskins | Mitchell Misses Some Time

Sun, 15 Aug 2004 13:12:32 -0700

The Washington Post reports Washington Redskins LB Kevin Mitchell (rotator cuff) missed some practice time due to a rotator cuff injury.

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Redskins | Barrow Sidelined, Expected to Sit Vs. Broncos

Sun, 08 Aug 2004 08:25:47 -0700

Mark Zuckerman, of the Washington Times, reports Washington Redskins LB Mike Barrow (knee) was sidelined during Saturday's practice, Aug. 7, with knee tendonitis and is not expected to play against the Denver Broncos Monday, Aug. 9. LB Kevin Mitchell will start in place of Barrow at middle linebacker.

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Redskins | Mitchell to Receive Long Look

Wed, 31 Mar 2004 07:08:16 -0800

Updating previous reports, Paul Woody reports for the Sporting News that the Washington Redskins plan to take a long look at MLB Kevin Mitchell as the starter at middle linebacker. He played capably in 2001 when he started most of the year and the team is looking at him as a potential replacement for MLB Jeremiah Trotter, who has been allowed to search for a new team.

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Redskins | Mitchell Thinks Team Will Look For LB

Mon, 29 Mar 2004 11:50:48 -0800

The Washington Post reports Washington Redskins LB Kevin Mitchell does not expect the Redskins' recent move of allowing LB Jeremiah Trotter to seek a trade or be released to result in a starting position for himself. Mitchell expects the team will continue to look at other free agent linebackers after bringing in a few over the past few weeks. "Me starting right now doesn't mean anything," Mitchell said. "But I'm going to try to do my best and hopefully they won't have to bring anybody in here."

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Redskins | Washington Gives Trotter Permission to Seek Trade

Fri, 26 Mar 2004 21:24:30 -0800

Washington Redskins LB Jeremiah Trotter has been given permission by the team to seek a trade, according to the Associated Press. Trotter, who was absent on the first day of the team's minicamp on Friday, Mar. 26, is a prime candidate to be released by the Redskins after June 1, in order to save money under the salary cap. He would be entering the third year of a seven-year, $36 million contract. Kevin Mitchell, the man Trotter replaced in the Washington lineup at middle linebacker, is the top candidate to receive his spot, unless the team signs or drafts a younger player.

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Redskins | Mitchell Re-Signed

Thu, 04 Mar 2004 20:54:08 -0800

USAToday.com reports the Washington Redskins have re-signed LB Kevin Mitchell. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

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Redskins | Mitchell Injured

Tue, 16 Sep 2003 11:04:34 -0700

Jim Ducibella, of the Virginian Pilot, reports Washington Redskins LB Kevin Mitchell (ankle) suffered a sprained ankle in Sunday's, Sept. 14, game against the Atlanta Falcons. However, head coach Steve Spurrier said he should be able to play this week against the New York Giants.

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Redskins | Mitchell To Likely Start

Sat, 09 Aug 2003 10:50:37 -0700

Mark Maske, of the Washington Post, reports Washington Redskins LB Kevin Mitchell likely will start at middle linebacker in the Saturday, August 9 pre-season game against the Carolina Panthers.

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Redskins | Mitchell Re-signed

Wed, 30 Apr 2003 10:57:35 -0700

Updating previous reports, the Washington Redskins have officially re-signed LB Kevin Mitchell.

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Redskins | Mitchell Agrees

Wed, 23 Apr 2003 00:19:11 -0700

Mark Maske, of the Washington Post, reports the Washington Redskins have reached an agreement with unrestricted free agent LB Kevin Mitchell (Redskins). The deal Mitchell’s agent Gary Wichard and the Redskins are finalizing is a one-year, $680,000 including a signing bonus of $25,000. Mitchell will only count $475,000 against the cap in 2003.

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Redskins | Mitchell To Re-Sign

Tue, 22 Apr 2003 00:56:15 -0700

Updating previous reports, the Washington Post reports the Washington Redskins plan to re-sign LB Kevin Mitchell within the next few days.

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Lions | Mitchell Visits

Sat, 05 Apr 2003 11:14:55 -0800

DetroitLions.com reports the Detroit Lions had free agent LB Kevin Mitchell (Redskins) in town for a visit.

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Redskins | After Darling Too

Tue, 11 Mar 2003 18:35:58 -0800

The Washington Post reports the Washington Redskins are now interested in free agent LB James Darling (Jets). He could serve as a backup if the Redskins can't re-sign LB Kevin Mitchell.

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Redskins | Mitchell To Re-sign?

Mon, 03 Mar 2003 19:56:07 -0800

The Washington Post reports the Washington Redskins plan to re-sign free agent LB Kevin Mitchell (Redskins).

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Redskins | Trotter Confirmed

Fri, 29 Nov 2002 14:05:12 -0800

Jason Gould reports for Redskins.com the Washington Redskins confirmed LB Jeremiah Trotter (torn ACL) is out for the season. LB Kevin Mitchell is expected to fill in for Trotter the remainder of the season.

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Redskins | Several On the Way Out?

Fri, 03 May 2002 10:20:16 -0700

Updating previous reports, the Washington Redskins are still likely to release LS Ethan Albright and CB Donovan Green. LB Kevin Mitchell could also be shown the door.

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Redskins | Mitchell Update

Mon, 11 Mar 2002 22:32:37 -0800

Jason Gould reports for Redskins.com LB Kevin Mitchell continues to rehab his injured right ankle. He suffered a high ankle sprain near the end of the 2001 season. He's able to run, but he hasn't tried any side-to-side movement or planting, keys at the linebacker position. "I'm looking forward to going out and participating," Mitchell said of the team's upcoming mini-camp. "I really don't know how it's actually going to feel until I get out there." Mitchell is looking forward to playing MLB between LaVar Arrington and newly signed LB Jessie Armstead.

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Redskins | Roster Moves

Wed, 26 Dec 2001 12:35:22 -0800

Redskins.com reports the team has placed TE Stephen Alexander (leg) and MLB Kevin Mitchell (ankle) on injured reserve. The team has signed OL Terrance Simmons and LB Lemar Marshall to fill their roster spots. The team also released DE Dorian Boose on Wednesday.

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Redskins | Mitchell Update

Mon, 24 Dec 2001 18:32:47 -0800

The Washington Post reports Washington Redskins MLB Kevin Mitchell (sprained ankle) has a 50 percent chance to be ready to play against the Saints next Sunday night. He missed yesterday's game.

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Redskins | Inactives

Sun, 23 Dec 2001 09:32:57 -0800

The Washington Redskins have declared LB Kevin Mitchell, T Ross Tucker, DT Donovan Arp, TE Stephen Alexander, WR Darnerian McCants, DT Otis Leverett and T Alex Sulfsted inactive for today's game. QB Sage Rosenfels is the emergency QB.

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Redskins | Injury Updates

Fri, 21 Dec 2001 18:51:50 -0800

The Washington Post reports Washington Redskins MLB Kevin Mitchell (ankle) has been downgraded to doubtful for Sunday's game. It appears Robert Jones will start for him. TE Stephen Alexander (ankle) will be inactive Sunday. LB LaVar Arrington (foot) is expected to start as well.

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Redskins | Injury Notes

Thu, 20 Dec 2001 19:37:32 -0800

The Washington Post reports Washington Redskins LB LaVar Arrington (sore foot) practiced yesterday after sitting out Wednesday's practice. RB Stephen Davis (bruised knee) participated in only portions of today's practice. Davis is expected to fully practice tomorrow. MLB Kevin Mitchell remained sidelined by a sprained ankle.

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Redskins | Practice Notes

Wed, 19 Dec 2001 18:31:24 -0800

As expected, the Associated Press reports Washington Redskins RB Stephen Davis (ankle) and MLB Kevin Mitchell (ankle) did not practice earlier today, and both are listed as questionable for Sunday. As previously reported, there is a better chance Davis will play than Mitchell.

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Redskins | Injury Notes

Wed, 19 Dec 2001 11:51:23 -0800

The Washington Times reports LB Kevin Mitchell and RB Stephen Davis (knee) are expected to sit out practice Wednesday.

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Redskins | Injury Notes

Tue, 18 Dec 2001 20:55:21 -0800

The Washington Post reports Washington Redskins RB Stephen Davis (bruised knee) expects to play this weekend. MLB Kevin Mitchell (sprained ankle) was not as certain about his availability for the game. Davis said he might be forced to miss some practice time this week. Mitchell underwent an MRI exam Monday to check for possible ligament damage in his ankle, but none was found. Mitchell is expected to miss the next few days of practice. If Mitchell can't play the team would probably move Robert Jones to middle linebacker and start rookie Antonio Pierce at outside linebacker.

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Redskins | Injury Tidbits

Tue, 18 Dec 2001 11:00:23 -0800

The Washington Post reports players excused from running drills yesterday because of lingering soreness from Sunday's game included DE Bruce Smith, DTs Kenard Lang and Dan Wilkinson, RB Ki-Jana Carter and LB LaVar Arrington. All are expected back when the team resumes practice. LB Kevin Mitchell (ankle) left practice early to undergo an MRI exam after the pain worsened in his sprained right ankle, which was encased in a protective boot. If Mitchell can't play Sunday, Robert Jones would take over at middle linebacker.

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Redskins | Mitchell Banged Up

Mon, 17 Dec 2001 09:40:32 -0800

Paul Woody, of the Richmond Times-Dispatch, reports for the Sporting News, that Washington Redskins LB Kevin Mitchell (ankle) suffered a sprained ankle but later returned to the game. Mitchell said he will probably need some time off from practice this week, but he expects to be ready for next weekend.

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Redskins | LB Notes

Tue, 02 Oct 2001 22:39:54 -0700

The Washington Post reports the Washington Redskins may move LB Robert Jones to the outside so he can play in place of the injured LaVar Arrington. Jones may start at Arrington's strong-side linebacker spot, assuming Arrington's sprained knee ligament isn't fully healed. Kevin Mitchell will remain the team's starting MLB. Antonio Pierce will take over for weak-side LB Shawn Barber, whose season ended with a torn ACL in his right knee. Arrington said he remains optimistic he will be able to play against the Giants. He did some running during practice Tuesday.

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Redskins | More On Barber

Mon, 01 Oct 2001 12:59:39 -0700

The Washington Post's Mark Maske reports an MRI on Washington Redskins LB Shawn Barber has apparently confirmed he has a torn a ligament in his knee and he will be lost for the season, according to team sources. Coach Marty Schottenheimer was scheduled to speak to the media later today at his weekly news conference. According to sources, the Redskins were considering starting Robert Jones at middle linebacker this week ahead of Kevin Mitchell. Jones may now have to step in at outside linebacker for Barber.

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Redskins | Jones Misses Another Practice

Thu, 06 Sep 2001 19:51:34 -0700

The Washington Post reports Washington Redskins backup MLB Robert Jones sat out practice for a second straight day because of a knee injury. Kevin Mitchell won the starting job, which was fairly even until Jones was injured. Coach Marty Schottenheimer said Mitchell has a chance to keep the job by playing well.

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Redskins | Injury Notes

Wed, 05 Sep 2001 23:36:36 -0700

The Washington Post reports Washington Redskins DE Bruce Smith (shoulder) went through a full practice on Wednesday and he appears to be on target to start Sunday's game with Oakland. Coach Marty Schottenheimer and Redskins players said QB Jeff George, who was sidelined for three weeks during training camp because of an ailing shoulder, was sharp during yesterday's practice. Starting LT Chris Samuels (pulled muscle in side) also participated fully in yesterday's practice. Bckup MLB Robert Jones again was sidelined by a knee injury. If he can't play Sunday rookie Antonio Pierce would back up Kevin Mitchell.

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Redskins | Other Starters

Tue, 04 Sep 2001 20:02:31 -0700

The Washington Post reports Washington Redskins coach Marty Schottenheimer named OL Dave Szott the starter at left guard ahead of Matt Campbell and undrafted rookie David Brandt the starter at right guard over Ben Coleman. The coach selected Kevin Mitchell over Robert Jones at middle linebacker and reaffirmed the choices of Cory Raymer over Mark Fischer at center, Donnell Bennett over Bryan Johnson at fullback, Rod Gardner over Kevin Lockett at WR and David Terrell over Keith Lyle at free safety.

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Redskins | Smoot To Start | Others Too

Tue, 04 Sep 2001 05:26:08 -0700

The Washington Times reports when the Washington Redskins announce their starting lineup later today, rookie CB Fred Smoot will be announced as a starting cornerback joining Champ Bailey. He edged out veteran Darrell Green to win the job. By showing that he will not make too many mistakes in the short-term, Smoot gave the team confidence to allow him to begin reaching his sizable potential. Other apparent victors in competitions for starting jobs are undrafted rookie RG David Brandt, MLB Kevin Mitchell and FS David Terrell.

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Redskins | Injury Notes

Thu, 09 Aug 2001 10:41:02 -0700

According to the Washington Post, Washington Redskins TE Stephen Alexander (hamstring), G Ben Coleman (knee), DE Marco Coleman (back) and MLB Kevin Mitchell (ankle) probably won't be able to play this weekend.

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Redskins | Two Sit

Sun, 05 Aug 2001 19:06:09 -0700

According to the Washington Post, Washington Redskins TE Stephen Alexander (strained hamstring) and LB Kevin Mitchell (sprained ankle) sat out practice on Sunday.

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Redskins | Injury Updates

Sat, 04 Aug 2001 20:13:31 -0700

The Washington Post reports Washington Redskins RB Stephen Davis missed another practice today because of a swollen knee, but coach Marty Schottenheimer said the injury is not serious. TE Stephen Alexander (strained hamstring) remained sidelined and LB LaVar Arrington was on the field but not allowed to participate in contact drills because of a sprained AC joint in his shoulder. LB Kevin Mitchell (sprained ankle), DE Michael Bankston (swollen knee), rookie WR Darnerien McCants (sprained ankle) and TE Walter Rasby (kidney stone) also were among those who sat out the morning practice.

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Redskins | Injury Notes

Fri, 03 Aug 2001 12:54:46 -0700

The Associated Press reports Washington Redskins DE Bruce Smith skipped this morning's practice because of "wear and tear" on his knee. WR Darnerien McCants and LB Kevin Mitchell sprained ankles during the morning practice. QB Jeff George threw only a little or not at all because of a sore arm.

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Redskins | Battle at Linebacker

Wed, 01 Aug 2001 10:34:25 -0700

The Washington Post reports Washington Redskins head coach Marty Schottenheimer said Kevin Mitchell is leading veteran Robert Jones in the race to start at middle linebacker. Both players have impressed Schottenheimer but Mitchell knows the defensive terminology after being with the team all off-season, while Jones is still learning the system.

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Redskins | Close to Signing Jones

Sat, 09 Jun 2001 12:58:15 -0700

The Washington Post reports the Washington Redskins are close to working out a deal with free agent LB Robert Jones. The deal could be completed as early as early next week. Jones would then be expected to challenge Kevin Mitchell for the starting middle linebacker job. Jones visited with the team on Friday.

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Redskins | More on Mitchell

Tue, 03 Apr 2001 13:13:52 -0700

As an update to previous reports, the two-year, $1.2 million deal the Washington Redskins reached with LB Kevin Mitchell will give him base salaries of $477,000 in 2001 and $600,000 in 2002.

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Redskins | Mini-camp Done

Sun, 01 Apr 2001 22:10:30 -0700

According to their official site, the Washington Redskins first mini-camp under new coach Marty Schottenheimer ended earlier today with the coach saying the two-day session went better than he had anticipated. He said the players put forth a solid effort over the two days to learn the basics of the system. LBs Shawn Barber and Kevin Mitchell and RB Larry Centers were among the players who only practiced lightly due to injury on Sunday. WR Michael Westbrook and C Cory Raymer again showed marked signs of improvement on Sunday. Westbrook did not push his knee too hard on the wet turf on Sunday, but his being on hand was certainly an encouraging sign. Raymer took part in nearly every drill with the offensive linemen. After practice the coach refused to speculate as to whom or what position the Redskins would focus on in this month's NFL draft. He did acknowledge that one of the Redskins area of need was the interior of the offensive line.

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Redskins | Injury Updates

Sun, 01 Apr 2001 00:20:25 -0800

The Washington Post reports Washington Redskins WR Michael Westbrook (knee) said his continued rehabilitation is going smoothly and he'll be ready to go at full-speed come training camp later this summer. Westbrook said he may even be a little ahead of schedule at this point in time. In other news, C Corey Raymer (knee) did some limited work during yesterday's drills and said his surgically repaired ACL felt fine. MLB Kevin Mitchell (shoulder) likely won't be allowed in contact drills until later this year. DL Kenard Lang now appears settled with the idea he'll be moved to defensive tackle this year. He had been looking for the team to trade him after moving him from the outside to tackle.

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Redskins | Team Notes

Sat, 31 Mar 2001 21:30:26 -0800

Associated Press reports the Washington Redskins had their first practice of the year today as the team opened a two-day mini-camp. The team only had 52 players participating. Veterans WR Michael Westbrook, FB Larry Centers, LB Shawn Barber and LB Kevin Mitchell were not able to fully participate because they're still recovering from injuries.

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Redskins | Mini-camp Starting

Fri, 30 Mar 2001 22:21:08 -0800

The Washington Post reports the Washington Redskins will start their first mini-camp under new coach Marty Schottenheimer on Saturday and 13 players not under contract will be there. Two of those players are former Redskins DT Doug Brown and veteran P Rick Tuten. WR Michael Westbrook and C Cory Raymer will not participate in drills as they continue to rehabilitate the knee injuries that ended last season early for them. CB Deion Sanders (baseball) and newly re-signed LB Kevin Mitchell (shoulder) will not be there either. The other non-signed players invited to the mini-camp are WRs Tamon Bryant, Brice Hunter, Winston October and Mike Scarbrough; RB Greg Hill; QB Bill Burke; DL Rasheed Simmons; LBs Ron George, Tony McCombs and Ratcliff Thomas; and S Rodney Rideau. The team will practice twice per day this weekend. OL Jay Leeuwenburg, who has yet to re-sign, will not participate in this mini-camp.

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Redskins | News & Notes

Thu, 29 Mar 2001 23:19:00 -0800

The Washington Post reports the Washington Redskins released WRs Jammie Deese and Ethan Howell to free up needed cap space to re-sign LB Kevin Mitchell. He signed a two-year, $1.2 million contract Wednesday. Mitchell received a $75,000 signing bonus and will have a $477,000 salary for the 2001 season. The Redskins begin a two-day mini-camp at Redskins Park beginning Saturday. One player who will miss the mini-camp is CB Deion Sanders. He has had a great spring camp for the Cincinnati Reds and GM Jim Bowden said yesterday Sanders's performance has virtually ensured Sanders will be back in the major leagues soon after he is eligible to rejoin the Reds May 1. Coach Marty Schottenheimer has said he has no problem with Sanders playing baseball but would expect Sanders to be on hand for the opening of training camp in late July if he intends to play for the Redskins next season.

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