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Archuleta Lashes Out At 'Skins

Adam Archuleta broke his silence on Thursday after spending the majority of the season in Joe Gibbs' doghouse.

"Do I deserve an explanation?" Archuleta said. "I don't know if an explanation matters anymore because what's done is done. I pretty much know what's going on. I pretty much know what it all stems from."

Archuleta wouldn't go into detail, but he said he hopes the coaching staff is upfront with him when they meet with him in next week's exit interviews.

"I'm a grown man. I don't like getting lied to," Archuleta said. "All people want is for people to be straight up with them. I don't mind bad news. I don't mind negativity. I don't mind if somebody says to my face what my flaws are and what I'm doing wrong and what kind of person they think I am.

"I welcome those kind of things because an honest assessment is all anybody wants in this business. I don't need someone to sit here and tell me how great I am: 'I'm doing good, just keep working hard.' I don't need that. I need real stuff. That's the only way I can make an evaluation as to who I am as a player."

Via AP

Redskins' Jansen Out Against Saints

Redskins right tackle Jon Jansen, who has a torn calf muscle and broken thumb, will miss Sunday's game against the Saints.

Jansen did not practice this week. He was downgraded from questionable to doubtful on the injury report Friday, and on Saturday the Redskins said he would not play against the Saints.

Via AP

Skins Reward Betts w/ Extension

Betts, 28, signed a five-year extension Friday worth $11 million, but the key was in the early payout of the deal. He got $3.5 million in signing bonus money this year and a $2 million roster bonus in 2007. With half of the money going to him early, Betts figured it was the best of all worlds.

Via ESPN.com

Arrington Rips NFLPA Over Agent's Suspension

Giants linebacker LaVar Arrington equated the players union with organized crime Wednesday, 24 hours before he was scheduled to testify before Congress at a hearing involving his former agent.

Lawmakers will be looking into the Players Association's suspension of Arrington's former agent, Carl Poston, stemming from his handling of a contract the linebacker signed with the Redskins near the end of the 2003 season. Arrington contends the union acted unfairly in taking away Poston's livelihood.

Via AP

Gibbs Says He Plans To Return

Joe Gibbs told reporters on Monday that plans to return next season as coach of the Washington Redskins.

"There is no equivocation. I plan on going forward and being the coach again," Gibbs said. "As long as I feel like this is where I'm supposed to be, I'm going to be here."

Gibbs has two years remaining on his five-year, $25-million contract.


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