Redskins Rumors & News

  • Redskins to meet with Tim Hightower

    Richmond Times-Dispatch "The Washington Redskins met with running back Tim Hightower on Wednesday, one of several meetings he plans on taking with potential teams. Hightower excelled at the University of Richmond, then played in the NFL, including a stint with the Redskins, until a torn ACL in 2011 turned into a..." March 22

  • Report: Kirk Cousins absolutely will play for Washington in 2017

    Sportsnaut "After much smoke that Kirk Cousins might play for another team besides Washington in 2017, it appears there is absolutely no fire to this story. The writing was on the wall that this would be the inevitable turn of events when the San Francisco 49ers signed Brian Hoyer and Matt Barkley in free..." March 21

  • Su’a Cravens upset about ‘bs’ story

    Larry Brown Sports "Su’a Cravens was mentioned in an article discussing the troubles in the Washington Redskins’ front office, and he is not happy about it. The Monday Morning Quarterback’s Albert Breer wrote an article published last week in which he examined what led to the departure of GM Scot McCloughan. Breer..." March 21

  • The Redskins could find a perfect RB in the NFL draft, if they want to use first-rounder

    Washington Post "For Washington, finding the best fit in the NFL draft at running back depends on how comfortable the team is with its current backs — and how willing the Redskins would be to use their first-round pick on a runner. If the team is content to stay with Robert Kelley, who worked his way up the..." March 21

  • Washington re-signs tackle Ty Nsekhe

    Pro Football Talk "Washington found some valuable depth last year in Ty Nsekhe, so it was a no-brainer to keep him around. The team announced they had re-signed the exclusive rights free agent, bringing him back alongside fellow backup Vinston Painter. Nsekhe started four games last year when left tackle Trent..." March 20

  • Pierre Garcon has interesting response to FBI finding Tom Brady’s missing jersey

    Sportsnaut "The FBI recovered Tom Brady’s Super Bowl jersey in Mexico, which had been missing since the night of the big game. While that may be exciting to some, others view the involvement of the FBI as a ridiculous waste of resources. It seems we can count new San Francisco 49ers receiver Pierre Garcon..." March 20

  • Chris Baker: 'Hurtful' that Redskins didn't offer deal "Chris Baker forgives, but he doesn't forget. The newly-minted Buccaneers defensive tackle is celebrating his multi-year deal with Tampa Bay, but is still smarting from his unceremonious exit in D.C. "It was really hurtful learning that the Redskins didn't really offer me a contract," Baker..." March 18

  • Slim pickings remain in free agency

    Pro Football Talk "There aren’t many big moves left to make in free agency. Sure, there’s still the question of whether our No. 1 free agent, Le’Veon Bell, will sign a long-term deal in Pittsburgh or play this season on the franchise tag. And there are big names out there like Adrian Peterson, Jamaal Charles and..." March 18

  • Count Gus Frerotte as a Cousins fan

    Washington Times "Kirk Cousins passed Gus Frerotte this past season on the Washington Redskins all-time passing list in a number of categories — yardage, completions and touchdowns among them. Frerotte noticed — and was impressed. He wonders why his old team, the Redskins, weren’t equally impressed. “The..." March 17

  • Washington signs linebacker Chris Carter

    Pro Football Talk "If there’s ever a franchise that could use a fall guy at the moment, it’s Washington. Oh wait, wrong one. The team announced Thursday they had signed journeyman linebacker Chris Carter." March 16

  • Fired Redskins GM reportedly wanted to sign Cousins before 2015 season

    CBS Sports "Scot McCloughan was hired to give the Redskins front-office stability, particularly when it came to personnel evaluation and roster building. By most accounts, that’s exactly what he did, but a behind-the-scenes power struggle led to his ouster, and last week, on the first day of free agency,..." March 16

  • Two Huge Targets Remain Available on Defensive Line Free Agent Market

    CSN Mid-Atlantic "The Redskins made two quick moves when free agency opened to shore up their defensive line, signing Terrell McClain and Stacy McGee to multi-year deals. Neither player has a stat sheet that jumps off the page, but both have size and have shown flashes of strong ability. For many, despite the..." March 16

  • Terrelle Pryor’s full incentive package requires pretty big year

    Pro Football Talk "Washington receiver Terrelle Pryor opted for a one-year, $6 million deal with up to $2 million tied to incentives. To get the full $2 million, he needs to have a pretty big year. And that could be hard to do if quarterback Kirk Cousins isn’t there. Per a source with knowledge of the..." March 15

  • Terrelle Pryor says he wanted a one-year deal

    Larry Brown Sports "According to Terrelle Pryor, he signed a one-year deal because he wanted to, not because it was the only option he had on the table. The wide receiver said his one-year pact with the Washington Redskins was done by design, as he wanted a “prove it” deal. “It’s something that we asked for,..." March 15

  • Redskins rejected Cousins inquiries from 3 teams; Browns not among them

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "The Browns aren't expected to make a run at Redskins quarterback Kirk Cousins, but three other teams have over the past 10 days or so and were immediately turned down, a league source told reported today that "per a league source, there's a growing belief in..." March 15

  • Browns may make a run at Kirk Cousins

    Pro Football Talk "Regardless of whether Kirk Cousins did or didn’t demand or request or whatever a trade from Washington, Cousins may be getting one. Per a league source, there’s a growing belief in some circles that the Browns will try to acquire Cousins via trade. Another source said that, when Cousins chose..." March 14

  • Kirk Cousins: Contacted Dan Snyder to understand direction, not demand trade

    ESPN "Washington Redskins quarterback Kirk Cousins says he never demanded a trade to owner Dan Snyder but rather inquired what the team planned to do after placing the franchise tag on him. Cousins told ESPN's Adam Schefter on his Know Them From Adam podcast that his only reason for reaching out to..." March 14

  • Pryor not concerned about uncertainty surrounding Redskins

    USA Today "Terrelle Pryor doesn't know if Kirk Cousins will be the Washington Redskins' starting quarterback, but he hopes so. Pryor signed a one-year deal with the Redskins last week hours after Cousins signed his franchise tender, and the day after the team fired general manager Scot McCloughan. Pryor..." March 14

  • Redskins reportedly interviewed QB prospects ahead of possible Cousins trade

    CBS Sports "Everything about the Redskins remains completely in flux. The team is a maelstrom of dysfunction , having just fired its GM on the day free agency opened . It’s an unprecedented move that sets the state for further chaos. The Redskins are still signing free agents, including Terrelle Pryor on..." March 13

  • D.J. Swearinger buys No. 36 from Su’a Cravens for $75,000

    Pro Football Talk "There’s a new safety in Washington. And he really wants to wear No. 36. How badly does he want to wear it? He is paying safety Su’a Cravens $75,000 for it. That’s the price D.J. Swearinger has agreed to pay to get the number from Cravens, a rookie in 2016. Cravens has announced that he’ll..." March 13

  • Terrelle Pryor responds to Kirk Cousins question with zinger about Browns quarterbacks

    Sportsnaut "Terrelle Pryor was introduced as a new member of the Washington Redskins Monday, and not surprisingly he was asked about Kirk Cousins. Specifically, Pryor was asked if, during his contract negotiations with the club, he had pressed Washington about Cousins’ status. His response was just..." March 13

  • Terrelle Pryor gave the Browns a chance after Redskins offer after all

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "Receiver Terrelle Pryor gave the Browns another chance after the Redskins offered him a one-year deal after all, a league source told It had been reported here Friday that he didn't, but a source close to the situation said that he did. When he came back, the Browns' original..." March 13

  • DeAngelo Hall praises Scot McCloughan as ‘true football guy’

    Larry Brown Sports "Longtime Washington Redskins CB DeAngelo Hall somewhat addressed the wild happenings surrounding the team the past few days with a few tweets sent on Saturday, including one praising former team GM Scot McCloughan. Hall, 33, is coming off a torn ACL that ended his season last year in September...." March 12

  • Chris Cooley: I regret linking Scot McCloughan with alcohol

    Pro Football Talk "The strange saga of Scot McCloughan’s exit from Washington began with Chris Cooley speculating about McCloughan drinking and ended with the team firing McCloughan as its G.M. while anonymous sources told reporters that alcohol was, indeed, a factor in McCloughan’s firing. Now Cooley says he’s..." March 11

  • Report: Terrelle Pryor never gave Browns chance to match Redskins’ offer

    Sportsnaut "At one point, Terrelle Pryor reportedly didn’t feel that the Cleveland Browns were “serious enough” about re-signing him. As it turns out, he may not have had much interest in a return to Cleveland anyway. Pryor signed with the Washington Redskins on Friday. According to a report, he didn’t..." March 11

  • Redskins QB Kirk Cousins Set To Sign Franchise Tag

    Scout "Don't count on Kirk Cousins taking snaps Week 1 as the Washington Redskins quarterback next season until he does. For now, the most basic of moves are happening so that can happen if needed. The Redskins placed the franchise tag on Cousins last month for the second straight season, ensuring the..." March 10

  • Patterson visits Redskins, will meet with Raiders

    Fanrag Sports "A slew of free agent wide receivers signed on Thursday to thin out the market, but Cordarrelle Patterson is a special case — both in terms of role and career. Teams are taking it slower with him. But interest exists, with the fifth-year return man wrapping up a visit the Washington Redskins and..." March 10

  • Terrell Pryor signs one-year, $8M deal with Redskins "Terrelle Pryor has found a new home. The Washington Redskins announced Friday they've reached a deal with the wide receiver. NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported that it is a one-year, $8 million pact. Pryor caught 77 passes for 1,007 yards with the Browns, including four..." March 10

  • Mike Mayock in running for Redskins' GM job

    ESPN "NFL Network draft analyst Mike Mayock has emerged as a candidate to become the Washington Redskins' next general manager, according to league sources. Washington is not likely to hire a GM until after the draft, and it has a group of candidates that is thought to include Mayock and ESPN analyst..." March 10

  • Kirk Cousins won't sign a long-term deal as long as Bruce Allen is with Redskins

    CBS Sports "Good news: Kirk Cousins signed his franchise tender Friday , which means, barring the unforeseen, he’ll be the Redskins quarterback in 2017 and will earn $23.9 million for his troubles. Bad news, at least for Redskins fans that want to see Cousins sign a long-term deal: It ain’t happening,..." March 10

  • Kirk Cousins signs franchise tag

    Pro Football Talk "Washington quarterback Kirk Cousins has signed his one-year franchise tag, which gives him a $23.9 million guaranteed salary for the 2017 season. Cousins’ agent announced the signing this morning. It had been expected that Cousins would sign the tag, just as he did last year. The signing..." March 10

  • Washington knew McCloughan was still drinking when he was hired

    Pro Football Talk "Pretty much every aspect of the way Washington has handled the Scot McCloughan situation makes the organization look bad. If it’s true that he was fired due to an alcohol relapse, they shouldn’t have leaked unflattering details to the Washington Post. If alcohol issues were a pretext for firing a..." March 10

  • Small group of fans protests with pitchforks outside Redskins park

    USA Today "When several media outlets reported that Washington Redskins general manager Scot McCloughan was potentially going to be released as a result of irreconcilable differences with team president Bruce Allen, it set off a firestorm amongst Burgundy and Gold fans. The hashtag #FireBruceAllen began..." March 10

  • Terrelle Pryor’s Washington visit ends without a deal

    Pro Football Talk "Free agent wide receivers came off the market almost as quickly as they entered it on Thursday, leaving Terrelle Pryor at the top of the list of wideouts still looking for a new contract. Pryor spent Thursday night with the Redskins in an effort to change that and had dinner with team brass,..." March 10

  • Kirk Cousins really wants to play for the 49ers

    Sportsnaut "He might be on the verge of signing the franchise tag Washington handed him. Redskins owner Daniel Snyder might not want to trade him to the San Francisco 49ers. The 49ers themselves have added two quarterbacks (Brian Hoyer and Matt Barkley) in free agency. But in no way does this mean that..." March 10

  • Pierre Garçon Signs With The San Francisco 49ers "After five seasons with the Washington Redskins, Pierre Garçon has a new home in the NFL. On Thursday, the San Francisco 49ers announced the signing of Garçon on the opening day of the new league year. Garçon will be a tough player to replace, as he was Washington’s most consistent since..." March 10

  • Redskins fire GM Scot McCloughan after two seasons

    Washington Post "Redskins fire GM McCloughan after just two seasons After weeks of speculation, the Washington Redskins fired General Manager Scot McCloughan on Thursday, a little more than two years into a four-year contract. The decision was announced by team President Bruce Allen, who said the Redskins..." March 09

  • Terrelle Pryor visiting Washington

    Pro Football Talk "Washington has already lost two wide receivers today, but they’re looking at a potential replacement. Per multiple reports, Cleveland’s Terrelle Pryor is visiting there. For all the money the Browns have thrown around on offensive linemen and future draft picks today, they apparently didn’t..." March 09

  • Agent: Scot McCloughan “very healthy,” alcohol not an issue

    Pro Football Talk "As an awkward, ugly situation persists in Washington between the organization and G.M. Scot McCloughan, on-the-record (or off-the-record) details are hard to come by. Thursday’s PFT Live included several from McCloughan’s agent. Peter Schaffer joined the show, primarily to discuss one of his..." March 09

  • Kirk Cousins reportedly told not to get his hopes up after asking Redskins for trade

    CBS Sports "Kirk Cousins, the man who brought us “YOU LIKE THAT?!” during the 2015 season, has had his words come back to haunt him. The Redskins quarterback does not, in fact, like that he is stuck in Washington, and all indications are that he wants to play for the 49ers, where he would be reunited with..." March 09

  • Kirk Cousins appeals to Dan Snyder for trade

    ESPN "Quarterback Kirk Cousins has recently appealed to Washington Redskins owner Dan Snyder, asking for a trade without a long-term contract in place, league and team sources told ESPN's Chris Mortensen. Snyder told Cousins that he should not anticipate a trade, sources said, and the quarterback is..." March 09

  • Washington Redskins agree to 4-year deal with Dallas Cowboys free agent DT Terrell McClain

    Sports Day "The Dallas Cowboys have lost one of their defensive starters to the rival Washington Redskins. Cowboys unrestricted free agent defensive tackle Terrell McClain has agreed to join the Redskins on a four-year deal that will pay him more than $21 million, according to a source. McClain can't..." March 09

  • Sources: GM no longer part of Redskins' calls

    ESPN "Washington Redskins general manager Scot McCloughan is no longer involved in the team's decision-making as his future with the organization remains in question, multiple sources told ESPN. One source with intimate knowledge of McCloughan's situation said his agent, Peter Schaffer, will meet..." March 08

  • Redskins' dysfunctional ways on display again as team mishandles GM's absence

    CBS Sports "The Washington Redskins are in turmoil. Again. Happens all the time and it’s been the norm for most of Dan Snyder’s regime as owner. They can keep it together and try to adhere to the slow, steady build for a little while. Eventually, though, the powers that be get a little bored and get a..." March 08

  • Cowboys reportedly not interested in DeSean Jackson

    Larry Brown Sports "DeSean Jackson appears to be in line for a big pay day this offseason, and one of the teams he has been linked to is the Dallas Cowboys. According to one reporter, that marriage is not going to happen. The Washington Post reported on Tuesday that the Cowboys had inquired about Jackson. However,..." March 08

  • The 49ers have sights set on wideout Pierre Garçon "New 49ers head coach Kyle Shanahan continues to eye the best talent he coached in Washington. As NFL Network's Michael Silver noted Tuesday, Kirk Cousins is the crown jewel of that pipeline, but NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported Wednesday morning that another Redskins standout, Pierre..." March 08

  • Redskins re-sign Vernon Davis to three-year, $15 million deal

    Washington Post "After a fairly quiet Tuesday, the Redskins re-signed tight end Vernon Davis to a three-year, $15-million deal in the wee hours of Tuesday morning. Davis announced the news via Snapchat, and a person with knowledge of the situation revealed the financial terms to The Washington Post. The..." March 08

  • DeSean Jackson reportedly drawing interest from the Cowboys, Patriots

    CBS Sports "If the Washington Redskins can’t reach a deal with DeSean Jackson by 4 p.m. ET Thursday, which isn’t likely, that means the 30-year-old receiver will hit free agency for the first time since 2014. Although he’s not technically a free agent yet, it seems that Jackson is already a hot commodity...." March 08

  • Scot McCloughan not at Redskins Park for start of free agent negotiations

    Washington Post "Washington Redskins General Manager Scot McCloughan was not at Redskins Park Tuesday, the day the NFL’s window for negotiating with free agents opened. His absence, confirmed by a person with knowledge of the situation, did little to clarify the question of who is directing the Redskins’..." March 07

  • Redskins, DeSean Jackson Expected To Part Ways

    Pro Football Rumors "Following three seasons with the organization, it sounds like DeSean Jackson‘s tenure with the Redskins is over. According to Mike Jones, Master Tesfatsion, and Liz Clarke of The Washington Post, it’s expected that the two sides “will part ways.” Meanwhile, the trio report that the Patriots,..." March 07