Redskins Rumors & News

  • McVay: You can 'win a championship with' Kirk Cousins

    NFL.com "Sean McVay is no longer Kirk Cousins' coach, but he's becoming the quarterback's best cheerleader -- and tangentially a spokesman for leverage in future contract negotiations. The Los Angeles Rams' new coach gushed about his former quarterback, saying on WTEM-AM in Washington on Tuesday that..." January 18

  • Will 49ers be in play for Kirk Cousins?

    Pro Football Talk "With the 49ers planning to hire Kyle Shanahan to coach the team and currently having a quarterback depth chart that consists of Colin Kaepernick, Blaine Gabbert, and Christian Ponder, the next question becomes whether the 49ers will make a play for Washington quarterback Kirk Cousins. In 2012,..." January 18

  • Redskins To Interview Greg Manusky For DC Job

    Pro Football Rumors "Add another name to the growing list of Redskins defensive coordinator candidates. ESPN.com’s John Keim reports that the team will interview outside linebackers coach Greg Manusky for the vacancy. The position opened up when the team fired former defensive coordinator Joe Barry in early..." January 17

  • Jason Tarver to interview for Washington DC job

    Pro Football Talk "Washington continues to add to its search for a defensive coordinator, with a fourth name joining the list. According to Master Tesfatsion of the Washington Post, former 49ers linebackers coach Jason Tarver is scheduled to interview. Former Bills coordinator Rob Ryan met with them today, and..." January 16

  • Rob Ryan interviewing for Redskins DC job

    Sportsnaut "Could Rob Ryan be the next defensive coordinator of the Washington Redskins? According to Albert Breer of The MMQB, the team is considering him and is set to interview him for the job. This is quite honestly a shocking development. The past two stops in Ryan’s career haven’t ended well. He..." January 16

  • Supreme Court case could impact Redskins’ name controversy

    ABC News "The Slants aren't exactly a household name when it comes to music, but the Asian-American rock band has certainly made its mark in the legal world. The Oregon-based group has spent years locked in a First Amendment battle with the government, which refuses to register a trademark for the..." January 15

  • Report: Joe Barry to join Rams coaching staff

    Pro Football Talk "It looks like Sean McVay won’t be the only 2016 Redskins coordinator to be working for the Rams in 2017. Neither McVay, who was Washington’s offensive coordinator, nor Joe Barry will be working as coordinators, however. McVay has been hired as the head coach in Los Angeles and Peter Schrager of..." January 14

  • Former Redskins DC Barry joining Rams as assistant HC

    Fanrag Sports "The Los Angeles Rams will nam Joe Barry assistant head coach to Sean McVay and the linebackers coach, per Peter Schrager of FOX Sports. Barry has spent the past two seasons working alongside McVay with the Washington Redskins, with Barry acting as the defensive coordinator, while McVay was the..." January 14

  • Dolphins OL coach Chris Foerster blocked from Rams OC interview

    Pro Football Talk "The Rams hired Wade Phillips to be Sean McVay’s defensive coordinator shortly after hiring McVay as head coach, but their attempt to interview one of their offensive coordinator candidates has reportedly hit a snag. Mike Garafolo of NFL Media reports that the Dolphins have blocked the Rams’..." January 13

  • The NFL's Drug of Choice

    Bleacher Report "They didn't ask questions. If something hurt, NFL players simply stepped in line behind dozens of others waiting for the same drug. One by one, for years, players have taken a shot of Toradol to the rear or swallowed the drug in pill form to play football on Sunday. The game-day ritual was..." January 11

  • Pacific Pro Football League for non-NFL-eligible players to debut

    ESPN "A new pro football league announced Wednesday it plans to begin hiring players in winter 2017 and staging games in summer 2018. The Pacific Pro Football League is for players who have graduated from high school but aren't in college and haven't been out for three years in order to make..." January 11

  • Super Bowl ad spending for first 51 years totals almost $5 billion

    Awful Announcing "The Super Bowl is an event where the ads are almost as important as the game. Over the years, attention to the commercials has grown to the point where you can preview them on YouTube and other sites before the Big Game. Because the Super Bowl draws the year’s biggest television audience, it’s no..." January 11

  • Redskins LB Will Compton, a restricted free agent, wants to be part of the solution

    Washington Post "Will Compton wrapped up his first full season as a starting inside linebacker, and he has three priorities this offseason. The first, recover from a knee injury. Second, get better during the winter. Third, re-sign with the Washington Redskins in the spring. As a pending restricted free agent,..." January 09

  • Rams looking closely at Redskins OC Sean McVay for HC vacancy

    Pro Football Talk "The Rams are currently ruling out no head-coaching candidates. Eventually, they could be hiring the youngest guy on the list. Per a source with knowledge of the situation, the Rams are spending a lot of time doing their homework on Washington offensive coordinator Sean McVay. The 30-year-old..." January 08

  • Redskins sign former first-rounder Phil Taylor

    Pro Football Talk "The Redskins signed former first-round defensive tackle Phil Taylor to a reserve-futures contract on Friday. Taylor was a first-round pick of the Browns in 2011. The Browns cut him prior to the 2015 season when he couldn’t get healthy after two knee surgeries." January 07

  • Duke Ihenacho: Chris Cooley’s story about uniform number is ‘completely inaccurate’

    Washington Post "Chris Cooley and Kevin Sheehan spent part of their show Thursday on Redskins-owned ESPN 980 dissecting where the Redskins’ season went wrong. During a discussion about the secondary’s struggles under defensive backs coach Perry Fewell, who was not retained along with defensive coordinator Joe..." January 07

  • Redskins to interview Panthers' Steve Wilks for DC job

    Pro Football Talk "Unless it’s for a head coaching opportunity, teams don’t have to give under-contract assistants permission to interview for other jobs, even if it’s a promotion. But the Panthers aren’t going to limit Steve Wilks’ chances. Via Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network, Washington asked for permission..." January 06

  • Junior Galette says he’s returning to Washington on one-year deal

    Washington Post "After missing the past two seasons with torn Achilles’ tendons, outside linebacker Junior Galette is confident he’ll be back on an NFL field in 2017 and that he’ll be wearing a Redskins uniform. “Technically I’m a free agent, but in my mind, like I said last year, I’m set to come back,” Galette..." January 06

  • Bradley atop Redskins' list of DC candidates

    NFL Trade Rumors "Mike Garafolo of NFL Media reports that former Jaguars HC Gus Bradley is atop the Redskins’ list of defensive coordinator candidates. Garafolo mentions that Redskins GM Scot McCloughan knows Bradley well from their time together in Seattle. Previous reports have said that Bradley is..." January 06

  • Chris Berman stepping down from ESPN NFL studio role

    Larry Brown Sports "Sundays are going to look and feel a lot different at ESPN next fall, as longtime broadcaster Chris Berman is stepping down from his current in the network’s NFL studio. ESPN announced on Thursday that Berman will no longer be hosting ESPN’s NFL studio programming following the playoffs. He..." January 05

  • Jay Gruden fires Washington’s entire defensive staff

    Pro Football Talk "After missing the playoffs, Jay Gruden is making big changes in Washington. Gruden is firing his entire defensive coaching staff, Jason LaCanfora of CBS reports. The firing of defensive coordinator Joe Barry comes as no surprise, given Washington’s defensive struggles this season both..." January 05

  • NFL TV viewership dropped an average of 8 percent this season

    ESPN "Broadcasters of NFL games saw television viewership drop by an average of 8 percent for the 2016 regular season, as a typical game was watched by 1.4 million fewer people than last season (16.5 million versus 17.9 million), according to league data obtained by ESPN. Prime-time broadcasts were..." January 05

  • It's no joke: A barista and a farmer walk into a Vegas sportsbook, and come out with $1.2 million

    Covers.com "So, a barista and a farmer walk into the Las Vegas Superbook… It sounds like the setup for a great joke, right? Well, it’s no joke, although the barista and the farmer are now laughing all the way to the bank. That’s because the two finished No. 1-2 in the prestigious SuperContest, the..." January 05

  • Free Agent Receiver Kenny Britt Emerges on Redskins Radar

    Scout "The discussion over whether the Washington Redskins retain free agent wide receivers DeSean Jackson and Pierre Garcon often centers on whether it's one or another. With their 2016 season over, another option is emerging: Neither. If that happens, Washington would likely add veteran help during..." January 04

  • Agent's Take: 10 NFL stars who could be in different uniforms in 2017

    CBS Sports "A player getting released because his performance doesn't justify his salary is a way of life in the NFL, where contracts aren't fully guaranteed. When a player is released or traded, the remaining proration of the salary components that are treated like signing bonus immediately accelerate into..." January 04

  • Finalists for 2017 Hall of Fame class include LaDainian Tomlinson, Jason Taylor, Brian Dawkins

    ESPN "First-year eligibles LaDainian Tomlinson, Jason Taylor and Brian Dawkins are among 15 modern-era finalists for the Pro Football Hall of Fame. Also making the finals are Morten Andersen, Tony Boselli, Isaac Bruce, Don Coryell, Terrell Davis, Alan Faneca, Joe Jacoby, Ty Law, John Lynch, Kevin..." January 04

  • Kirk Cousins doesn’t sound willing to do a team-friendly deal

    Pro Football Talk "Washington G.M. Scot McCloughan essentially wants quarterback Kirk Cousins to negotiate like Tom Brady. Instead, Cousins seems to be prepared to negotiate like Peyton Manning. Unfortunately for Washington, Cousins is a long way from playing like either. Regardless of where he currently ranks..." January 03

  • Did Odell Beckham Jr. Use a Drake Lyric to Take a Shot at Josh Norman on Instagram?

    Complex "Odell Beckham Jr. and Josh Norman don't like each other. Their contentious relationship has been well documented ever since the Giants receiver swung at and speared Norman while he was still a member of the Panthers during a December contest late last season. With all that in mind, it's no..." January 02

  • Rams to interview Redskins OC Sean McVay

    CBS Washington "The Redskins coaching staff for the 2017 season is not yet set in stone, but if offensive coordinator Sean McVay does not return to Washington, it’s because he was hired for a better job, not because he was fired. It has long been rumored that he’d be a top head coaching candidate this..." January 02

  • Norman: Redskins losing finale was 'disgusting'

    ESPN "-- Expanding on the disappointment wasn't necessary for Washington Redskins corner Josh Norman. The Redskins had blown a chance to earn a playoff spot. Norman wasn't about to mince words. "That was disgusting," he said. "That was despicable." The Redskins' 19-10 loss to the New York Giants..." January 02

  • Jordan Reed, Janoris Jenkins active in Washington

    Pro Football Talk "The Redskins need a win to get in the playoffs and they’ll have tight end Jordan Reed in the lineup to help the cause. Reed did not play last weekend because of a shoulder injury that’s been bothering him for several weeks, but he was able to practice this week and will spend the first..." January 01

  • Giants spoil Redskins' playoff bid

    The Sports Xchange "LANDOVER, Md. -- What was supposed to be the jumping off point to a second straight playoff appearance ended up as a bitter defeat for the Washington Redskins on Sunday. Kirk Cousins was intercepted by Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie with under 1:30 remaining and the New York Giants defeated the..." January 01

  • Jordan Reed listed as questionable

    Pro Football Talk "Tight end Jordan Reed didn’t play last Saturday against the Bears due to a shoulder injury and the Redskins didn’t miss him that much in a 41-21 victory. With a playoff berth available should they win this Sunday, they’re going to want to have all hands healthy enough to help on deck against..." December 30

  • Five most likely landing spots for Adrian Peterson

    Sportsnaut "Once the standard to which every running back in the league was compared, Minnesota Vikings ball carrier Adrian Peterson is now on the downside of his career, facing the end of his tenure with the team that drafted him in 2007 out of Oklahoma. A once-ballyhooed recruit from Texas, one who some..." December 30

  • Odell Beckham Jr. has playoffs, not Josh Norman, on his mind

    Newsday "As far as Victor Cruz is concerned, the Odell Beckham Jr.-Josh Norman feud ended on Sept. 25 at MetLife Stadium. Early in the Giants’ game against the Redskins that afternoon, Beckham and Norman collided in the end zone when Beckham faked as if he was jumping for a pass from Eli Manning. Norman..." December 29

  • Hall of Fame game moved to Thursday night to start preseason

    ESPN "The Hall of Fame game will be played on Aug. 3 -- a Thursday night -- next summer, two days before the inductions into the pro football shrine. On Wednesday, the hall announced the change in schedule. Previously, the game was played on a Sunday, one night after the inductions. Participants..." December 28

  • Redskins Waive RB Silas Redd After He’s Reinstated From Suspension

    NFL Trade Rumors "The Washington Redskins officially waived RB Silas Redd on Tuesday after he was reinstated from the reserve/suspended list. Redd was suspended indefinitely without pay for violating league’s substance-abuse policy. Redd, 24, signed on with Washington as an undrafted free agent out of USC..." December 28

  • Reports: Jordan Reed To Play In Week 17 For Washington Redskins

    Fox Sports "Jordan Reed has not been very impactful since separating his shoulder in the Thanksgiving battle with the Dallas Cowboys. Still, the talented tight end plans to suit up for the Washington Redskins in Week 17. With the season on the line this Sunday, the Washington Redskins are reportedly going..." December 28

  • Brandon Graham: DeSean Jackson told me he’s coming back to Philly

    CSN Philly "DeSean Jackson is a free agent after the season, the Eagles have the NFL's least impactful wide receiver group, and so it's almost a foregone conclusion around these parts that DeSean will return to the Eagles. Confidence in a reunion grew when Jackson didn't deny interest in it earlier this..." December 27

  • Jay Gruden: ‘Hard to root for Dallas’ to beat Detroit

    CSN Mid-Atlantic "The Cowboys could do the Redskins a big favor Monday night by beating the Lions, but for Washington coach Jay Gruden, it still feels funny rooting on Dallas. In his Monday press conference, Gruden was asked if he would reach out to the Cowboys to leave their starters in for an extended stretch...." December 26

  • Kirk Cousins’ financial future hinges in part on playoff berth

    Pro Football Talk "Back when Washington seemed to be rocketing toward a second straight postseason appearance, conflicting reports emerged regarding whether the team would apply the franchise tag to quarterback Kirk Cousins for a second straight year. As PFT reported at the time, all of the reports were incorrect;..." December 25

  • Jordan Reed likely out, five days after being ejected

    Pro Football Talk "On Monday night, Washington tight end Jordan Reed was thrown out of the game for throwing a punch. The good news is he won’t have to worry about being ejected again. Per multiple reports, Reed is not expected to play at Chicago, due to a lingering shoulder injury." December 24

  • Redskins demolish Bears, keep playoff hopes alive

    The Sports Xchange "CHICAGO -- The Washington Redskins desperately wanted to pick up their running game to balance out their passing-driven attack. Just about everyone on the Redskins' offensive unit took that to heart on Saturday, especially quarterback Kirk Cousins. Cousins ran for two touchdowns and..." December 24

  • Jordan Reed questionable for Saturday afternoon

    Pro Football Talk "Tight end Jordan Reed has been hampered by a shoulder injury since Thanksgiving and didn’t participate in practice at all this week, but his status for Saturday afternoon remains up in the air. The Redskins listed Reed as questionable on Friday’s injury report, a day after coach Jay Gruden said..." December 23

  • Cam Newton, Trent Murphy not fined for taunt or hit

    Pro Football Talk "One of the most controversial calls of Week 15 in the NFL came when Washington’s Trent Murphy hit Carolina’s Cam Newton in the head as Newton was sliding. Murphy didn’t draw a penalty flag, but Newton did — for tossing the ball in Murphy’s direction afterward. The league office has reviewed the..." December 23

  • Josh Norman: I’ve been snubbed all year, Pro Bowl is no different

    Washington Post "Josh Norman said he wasn’t at all surprised that he didn’t get voted into the Pro Bowl this week. “I’ve been snubbed all year, why the Pro Bowl any different? Those guys gotta get in on it, too,” Norman said with a chuckle. Norman was voted onto the Pro Bowl roster last season as he came off..." December 23

  • Su’a Cravens moving to safety for Redskins

    ESPN "The Washington Redskins, for a long time, have planned to move Su’a Cravens to safety. It appears to have finally happened. Cravens was with the defensive backs group during practice Thursday, signaling an expansion of his role. A source had said two weeks ago that this might happen before the..." December 23

  • New Spring League isn’t an NFL production

    Pro Football Talk "Yes, there’s a new spring football league coming. No, it’s not an NFL production. A series of tweets from SiriusXM NFL Radio declares that “[t]he NFL will have a spring league starting in the spring of 2017, structured around four squads of veteran free agent players.” Per a source with..." December 22

  • Report: NFL to debut spring league in 2017

    Sportsnaut "In unprecedented news Thursday, the NFL announced plans to start a “spring league,” using four teams comprised of veteran NFL free agents. Seemingly a take on the FXFL that ran for two seasons in 2014 and 2015, as well as the veteran free agent combine that was a magnificent bust last year, the..." December 22

  • NFL vows to apply Rooney Rule informally to some coordinator openings

    Washington Post "The NFL has vowed to apply a new best practice to the hiring process for some coordinator jobs based upon its minority interviewing standard known as the Rooney Rule, according to the diversity group that works with the league on its hiring practices. The change, which will not constitute a..." December 22

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