Redskins Rumors & News

  • Kirk Cousins sees “a great weapon in the red zone” in Josh Doctson

    Pro Football Talk "Washington’s first-round draft pick, Josh Doctson, has received quarterback Kirk Cousins‘ seal of approval. Cousins said he has been studying up on Doctson to find out what kind of target he’ll be, and Cousins is already excited about the possibilities for finding Doctson in the end zone. “I..." May 29

  • Kirk Cousins said he expects 2015 fourth-round WR Jamison Crowder to make a sophomore jump

    CSN Mid-Atlantic "Kirk Cousins says he's excited about up-and-coming receivers Jamison Crowder and Josh Doctson and what they'll add to the Redskins’ offense in 2016. Cousins expects Crowder, who turns 23 next month, to make a significant jump in his second NFL offseason following a breakout rookie..." May 28

  • MONTHS LATER, REDSKINS ILB PERRY RILEY STILL BATTLING FOOT INJURY

    CSN Mid-Atlantic "One of the more surprising developments from the first week of Redskins OTAs was Perry Riley on the sidelines wearing a walking boot. The inside linebacker was enjoying one of the best stretches of his career late last season when he hurt his foot. The injury, which occurred in practice, was..." May 27

  • DeSean Jackson skips voluntary practice, forfeits $500K bonus

    The Score "While most NFL players attend voluntary spring workouts to help secure a spot on their roster, Washington Redskins wide receiver DeSean Jackson had a different idea. The 29-year-old was not present at Wednesday's voluntary practice session, which negates his $500,000 workout bonus, according to..." May 25

  • Roger Goodell on NFL’s concussion issue: ‘This is our No. 1 priority’

    Sportsnaut "Holding a press conference at this week’s NFL spring meetings, commissioner Roger Goodell had to answer questions involving an Outside the Lines report suggesting that the league attempted to influence a government study on concussions. Primarily focusing on what seems to be league-mandated PR..." May 25

  • A Heated Linguistic Debate: What Makes ‘Redskins’ a Slur?

    New York Times "Growing up as a member of the Gila River Indian Community in Arizona, Brian Howard attended an elementary school that was within the boundaries of Phoenix and beyond those of his reservation. There, in the third grade, he was first called “redskin.” Did the white classmate intend it as a term..." May 23

  • The Rock almost looks puny next to this ripped NFL tight end

    CBS Sports "If Vernon Davis is interested in getting another job after he's done with football, the tight end might want to consider professional wrestling, because he's already got the body for it. Davis spent some time working with Dwayne "the Rock" Johnson on Saturday (it's not clear what they were..." May 23

  • Misguided strategy by activists doomed fight against Redskins name

    Sporting News "Native American activists had the support of President Obama, 50 senators and the U.S. media in their effort to force Dan Snyder to change the name of the Washington Redskins. What they didn’t have, according to a Washington Post report, was the right strategy. Obama’s statement in October 2013..." May 23

  • Ryan Kerrigan impressed by fellow outside linebackers this offseason

    Pro Football Talk "The Redskins didn’t sign any big free agents or use a high draft pick on any outside linebackers this offseason, but hopes are high that the team is going to get better support for Ryan Kerrigan at the position than they got for most of last season. A pair of returning players are the reason..." May 22

  • Versatility Key for Redskins Lineman Spencer Long

    Hogs Haven "Hey Redskins fans, don't you dare sleep on Spencer Long! When you talk about toughness, grit and determination, Spencer Long's name should immediately come to mind. It wasn't all that long ago that the former walk-on-turned-team-captain started all 14 games of his 2012 season at Nebraska with a..." May 21

  • Mike Shanahan: I didn’t think trading up for RG3 was very smart

    The Undefeated "The Cleveland Browns are just going through the motions — it’s still April — but the team’s newest quarterback is attacking his drills like a drowning man determined to stay afloat. As he drops back, Robert Griffin III has never displayed better footwork. Over and over again, he sets the correct..." May 21

  • Washington Owner Dan Snyder Ruined His Own Quarterback Star

    Bleacher Report "It's difficult to fault Robert Griffin III for being egomaniacal when his own egomaniacal owner pushed him to be egomaniacal. We always suspected that Washington owner Dan Snyder had enabled Griffin. We now know, thanks to an excellently reported piece from The Undefeated's Jason Reid, that..." May 20

  • Did Kirk Cousins just sabotage his new contract by implying he's an 'average' QB?

    USA Today "Kirk Cousins’ agent isn’t doing a good job of coaching his client on what not to say in the middle of contract negotiations. Cousins, in an interview with the Redskins’ official website, verbalized every Washington fan’s greatest fear when it comes to handing the 27-year-old a large contract..." May 20

  • Former Redskins Pro Bowler says offended Native Americans shouldn’t be ignored

    Washington Post "Former Redskins Pro Bowl offensive lineman Tre Johnson, a self-described skeptic by nature, didn’t think about the Redskins team name during his playing days from 1994 to 2002. After he was approached two years ago by a representative of the National Congress of American Indians, who explained why..." May 20

  • Mike Shanahan: Dan Snyder and RG3 conspired to change our offense

    Pro Football Talk "Former Washington coach Mike Shanahan says quarterback Robert Griffin III and owner Daniel Snyder conspired on a plan to change the team’s offense after Griffin’s rookie year, with Griffin then sitting Shanahan down and informing him that he would no longer run many of the plays that Shanahan had..." May 19

  • Report: NFL to move Pro Bowl to Orlando

    Orlando Sentinel "The National Football League is moving its Pro Bowl all-star game to Orlando, according to a report by Bloomberg.com. The Bloomberg report cited three people familiar with the matter confirming that Orlando has beaten out the event's traditional home of Honolulu, as well as Houston and Sydney,..." May 19

  • Poll: 9 in 10 Native Americans do not oppose 'Redskins' name

    Yahoo! Sports "Washington's NFL team name has been the source of controversy for decades, a controversy that's ramped up in recent years as groups on multiple fronts have protested the use of the name 'Redskins.' A new Washington Post poll has brought the question surging back to the fore with a definitive..." May 19

  • 10 undrafted free agents who could make an impact in the NFL

    SB Nation "Carving out a spot on an NFL roster filled with veterans, free agent acquisitions and new draft selections is a lot for undrafted free agents to overcome. But every year players are able to pull it off. In 2015, there were 56 undrafted rookies who snagged a spot on a 53-man roster after..." May 17

  • NFL names new czar of discipline for on-field conduct

    Sporting News "Former All-Pro offensive tackle Jon Runyan was named the NFL's new czar of discipline for on-field conduct, the league announced Tuesday. Runyan, who also served as a congressman (R-New Jersey) from 2011-15, played 14 seasons in the NFL for four teams, most notably with the Philadelphia..." May 17

  • Washington cuts receiver Andre Roberts

    Pro Football Talk "After Washington spent its first-round draft pick on wide receiver Josh Doctson, wide receiver Andre Roberts became expendable. As a result, Roberts was released, the Washington Post reports. Roberts would likely have been no better than fourth on the depth chart this season behind DeSean..." May 17

  • Ranking NFL's divisional worst-to-first contenders

    Tennessean "Optimism is never in short supply throughout the NFL offseason, even for the league's most moribund franchises. In a parity-driven league, a sudden rise never seems far off. The Washington Redskins were last season's lone worst-to-first story, but they proved it's possible to shed the standards..." May 17

  • Vernon Davis’ Fiancée Blasts Him For Cheating With 20 Yr Old

    Black Sports Online "Another one bites the dust. Vernon Davis’ fiancée, Janel Horne, blasted him on Instagram for cheating on her with a 20-year-old chick with the Instagram handle Julia_Mirandaa. In the post, Janel says: When you give a man your all, 15 years, 3 kids, and sacrifice your life and then heats on..." May 17

  • Redskins GM Scot McCloughan: Kirk Cousins will be here 'a long time'

    ESPN "Washington Redskins general manager Scot McCloughan and quarterback Kirk Cousins both addressed the media Monday, which means they both had another chance to express their confidence and desire to sign a long-term deal. Whether a deal happens remains to be seen. Both sides have expressed the..." May 16

  • Best offseason acquisitions for all 32 NFL teams

    ESPN "From free agents to coaches and draft picks to general managers, NFL Nation reporters select the top offseason pickup for every team: AFC EAST Buffalo Bills Outside linebacker Shaq Lawson Drafting Lawson at No. 19 overall was a steal for the Bills -- general manager Doug Whaley never..." May 16

  • Kendall Fuller says he’ll “definitely” be ready for training camp

    Pro Football Talk "Third-round cornerback Kendall Fuller was a spectator during the Redskins weekend rookie minicamp as he recovers from ACL surgery, but Fuller is eyeing a return to action by the time the pads come on. “I’ll definitely be good by training camp,” Fuller said in a Saturday minicamp interview..." May 15

  • Josh Doctson stands out and other observations from Redskins rookie minicamp

    Washington Post "The Washington Redskins on Saturday held the second session of their three-day rookie minicamp, giving seven draft picks, 14 undrafted free agent signings and 33 tryout players an opportunity to learn the system and attempt to impress coaches and team officials. Five second-year players —..." May 15

  • Versatile Su’a Cravens will slot in as an inside linebacker for Redskins — for now

    Washington Post "Su’a Cravens is listed as a safety on the Washington Redskins’ roster, but that is misleading. The Redskins have to assign their second-round pick a position even though they are still figuring out how to use such a versatile athlete. He wasn’t a safety Saturday during the second day of rookie..." May 15

  • Eagles safety makes bold statement about Kirk Cousins

    247 Sports "How well did Kirk Cousins play during the second half of the 2015 season? Philadelphia Eagles safety Malcolm Jenkins can tell you. Jenkins explained in an interview surrounding Cousins being named among the Top 100 players in the NFL for 2015. “In the back half of the season,” Jenkins..." May 15

  • The Redskins want Matt Jones to improve his pass blocking

    CSN Mid-Atlantic "A third-round pick in 2015, Matt Jones showed flashes of immense talent as a rookie running back last year as early as Week 2. That game, a 24-10 win over the St. Louis Rams, Jones rushed 19 times for 123 yards and two touchdowns. The future looked very bright then, however, the results dried..." May 14

  • Vernon Adams gets another tryout, in Washington

    Pro Football Talk "Former Oregon quarterback Vernon Adams didn’t make the cut when he tried out in Seattle, but he’s getting another chance. Adams will try out at this weekend’s rookie minicamp in Washington." May 13

  • Josh Norman in D.C.: ‘I Can Have It All Here’

    SI "Thunderclouds dim a sleepy Monday afternoon in the nation’s capital, and with Congress in recess, D.C.’s newest power player roams the Capitol building undisturbed. Josh Norman, the cornerback who commanded a five-year, $75 million contract from the Redskins after a cyclonic few days of free..." May 12

  • 10 players on the roster bubble heading into training camp

    The Score "The most exciting stage of free agency has come and gone, but there are still plenty of moves to be made before the 2016 season gets underway. With the NFL draft now in the books, and teams having added plenty of competition to their respective rosters, a number of veteran players will be..." May 11

  • Study reveals interesting data about NFL player suicide rate

    The Comeback "According to government research, NFL players are less likely to commit suicide than the average man in the general population. The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health performed research on over 3,000 retired players, and that research showed that NFL players were less likely..." May 11

  • 10 NFL players who are destined for breakout seasons in 2016

    USA Today "As rookie camps and OTAs get going around the league, prepare yourself for hype season. You know, that’s the time of the year when you start to hear that Young Player X is dominating in practice and primed for a big year. We’ve picked out ten players who will undoubtedly create that buzz over the..." May 11

  • Months after snow flattened practice bubble, Redskins lack an indoor facility

    Washington Post "After the Redskins’ indoor practice facility buckled under the high winds and record snowfall that Winter Storm Jonas dumped on the region in January, team officials vowed to re-inflate the bubble as soon as the snow was cleared. More than three months later, the team has no bubble as its..." May 11

  • Way too early Redskins 53-man roster projection—Offense

    CSN Washington "The Redskins currently have 88 players on their roster. Between now and September 3 they will cut that down to 53 players. Here are my projections of who will end up on the roster on offense when the dust settles and that roster is turned in. Look for the defensive projections here..." May 09

  • N.F.L. Concussion Payouts Have Lenders Circling

    New York Times "The offers seem too good to pass up: Loans worth tens of thousands of dollars with no money down and no time limit for paying it back. The main catch, sometimes buried in the fine print, is the interest rate of 40 percent or higher. “We take the weight off your shoulders,” reads one pitch,..." May 09

  • Redskins Sign Jordan Reed To Multi-Year Extension

    NFL.com "Jordan Reed is sticking around in Washington, D.C., for just a little bit longer. The Washington Redskins on Thursday announced that they agreed to a multi-year contract extension with Reed following his record-breaking season in 2015, in which he totaled 87 receptions for 952 yards and 11..." May 05

  • Redskins GM wants Cousins on long-term deal, unsure if it can happen in 2016

    The Score "Washington Redskins general manager Scot McCloughan has consistently said the team wants to sign quarterback Kirk Cousins to a long-term deal, but whether or not it can happen before the July 15 deadline is up in the air. "I can't answer that. I don't know for sure, but we would love to get it..." May 03

  • Dana Stubblefield -- Wife Filed for Divorce ... After Alleged Rape

    TMZ "Dana Stubblefield was married at the time of his sexual encounter with a babysitter -- but his wife has since filed for divorce ... TMZ Sports has learned. Terri Stubblefield filed divorce docs in Santa Clara County family court on February 29th -- seeking to end her nearly 7-year marriage to..." May 03

  • NFLPA warns players against meat that could trigger positive PED test

    Fox Sports "Almost every athlete who tests positive for a banned PED says he must have ingested something unknowingly, and now there’s evidence that can actually happen – if you eat a lot of meat in China or Mexico. The NFL Players Association sent a letter to its members this week warning them that eating..." May 03

  • Former 49er Dana Stubblefield charged with raping disabled woman

    San Jose Mercury News "Former San Francisco 49er Dana Stubblefield was charged Monday with the rape of a "developmentally delayed" woman, according to the Santa Clara County District Attorney's Office. Prosecutors said the woman was assaulted on April 9, 2015, when she went to his Morgan Hill home to interview for a..." May 03

  • Scot McCloughan calls Josh Doctson ‘a slam dunk’

    Washington Post "From the day he was hired, Washington Redskins general manager Scot McCloughan has preached that his draft-day philosophy was to take the best player available, regardless of position. On Monday, with the 2016 NFL draft in his rear-view mirror, McCloughan took obvious delight in pointing out..." May 03

  • Browns say Cody Kessler will compete with Robert Griffin III for starting job 'and is not a guy I would sleep on'

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "Browns head of football operations Sashi Brown disagreed with the notion that third-round quarterback Cody Kessler doesn't pose much of a threat to Robert Griffin III. "I beg to differ with that,'' Brown said at his draft wrap-up press conference Saturday night.. "I do think Cody is a guy that..." May 01

  • Washington drafts Kendall Fuller, fourth Fuller brother in the NFL

    Pro Football Talk "When Washington drafted Virginia Tech cornerback Kendall Fuller in the third round of the draft on Friday night, he became the fourth member of his family to make it to the NFL. Fuller’s brother Kyle Fuller is a cornerback for the Bears and his brother Corey Fuller is a receiver for the Lions...." April 30

  • Jay Gruden sees some of A.J. Green in Josh Doctson

    Washington Post "Wide receiver wasn’t a significant priority for the Washington Redskins in the first round, but they stuck with their board on Thursday. After trading down a spot with the Houston Texans, Josh Doctson remained the best player available in the Redskins’ war room. Redskins Coach Jay Gruden said..." April 29

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    Ian Rapoport @RapSheet

    #Redskins with an unexpected pick. It's #TCU WR Josh Doctson at No. 22, building around Cousins

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    Ian Rapoport @RapSheet

    The #Redskins trade back with… the #Texans, who perhaps thought someone was gonna trade with the Skins at 21. A WR?

  • TCU wide receiver Josh Doctson goes to the Washington Redskins with No. 22 pick

    Dallas Morning News "TCU wide receiver Josh Doctson was drafted by the Washington Redskins with the No. 22 pick in the first round of the NFL draft on Thursday night. Doctson joins a Washington offense that features quarterback Kirk Cousins and receivers DeSean Jackson and Pierre Garcon. The presence of those two..." April 28

  • Cris Collinsworth to call Thursday Night Football with Mike Tirico

    Awful Announcing "It’s been widely reported that Mike Tirico will be joining NBC and calling Thursday Night Football this season. According to the Miami Herald’s Barry Jackson, his partner will be Sunday Night Football analyst Cris Collinsworth: At the NFL owners meetings in Boca Raton last month, NBC Sports..." April 28