Redskins Rumors & News

  • With Matt Jones injured, Redskins add a running back

    Pro Football Talk "Running back Matt Jones didn’t practice on Wednesday or Thursday because of a knee injury, which doesn’t bode well for his chances of playing when the Redskins meet the Bengals in London on Sunday. Neither does the news that the Redskins have promoted a running back from their practice squad...." October 28

  • Poll finds anthem protests hurting NFL ratings

    ESPN "A variety of factors are leading to fans watching NFL games for fewer minutes this season, but a poll taken this week suggests that protests over the national anthem are the most dominant factor. In a Seton Hall Sports Poll released Thursday, 56 percent of those surveyed said they believed fans..." October 27

  • Goodell defends NFL policies, says league has ‘made tremendous progress’ on domestic violence

    New York Daily News "Giants president and chief executive officer John Mara admitted this week to his and the team's "misguided decisions" with regard to ex-kicker Josh Brown's domestic violence case. But NFL commissioner Roger Goodell offered up no such contrition Wednesday night when he made his first public..." October 27

  • There Are No Elite Teams in 2016

    The Ringer "For the first time in weeks, the NFL was the only show in town on Sunday night. With the World Series matchup set and the three presidential debates mercifully a thing of the past, Sunday Night Football took center stage as the weekend wound to a close. What followed was a game that will likely be..." October 25

  • Kirk Cousins isn’t worried about getting all of his receivers equal touches

    Washington Post "Kirk Cousins threw for 301 yards in Sunday’s 20-17 loss to the Lions, but he faced a question after the game about the distribution of his targets. Pierre Garcon and DeSean Jackson were largely non-factors in the offense, combining for seven catches for 57 yards, despite Cousins’s most dependable..." October 25

  • Trent Williams Scheduled For Knee MRI Monday

    CBS Washington "A long flight to England this week will seem a lot longer if the Washington Redskins get bad news from Trent Williams’ MRI on Monday. The All-Pro left tackle was helped off the field by the team’s medical staff with three seconds remaining in a contest they had no chance to win. After the..." October 24

  • Report: Trent Williams avoided structural damage to knee

    Pro Football Talk "The Redskins lost a couple of key players to injuries during Sunday’s loss to the Lions with cornerback Josh Norman leaving due to a concussion and left tackle Trent Williams hurting his left knee. Williams said after the game that he was in pain and had an MRI scheduled for Monday to determine..." October 24

  • Jordan Reed cleared to practice this week

    Pro Football Talk "Tight end Jordan Reed missed his second straight game with a concussion on Sunday, but he is making progress toward getting back into the lineup. Redskins coach Jay Gruden said Monday that Reed has been cleared to practice when the team begins on-field preparations for their Week Eight game..." October 24

  • Josh Norman, in concussion protocol, to visit independent neurologist this week

    Sportsnaut "The Washington Redskins lost Josh Norman in the second half of Sunday’s game after he took a blow to the head. He is officially in the NFL’s concussion protocol and will be visiting an independent neurologist to further discuss his health, Jay Gruden announced Monday. At this point, Norman’s..." October 24

  • Redskins Asst. Coach Pees In Gatorade Cup On Sideline ... Fan Takes Pics

    TMZ "NFL Fans in Detroit got more than they bargained for on Sunday when they saw a Redskins coach whip out his penis and urinate into a Gatorade cup on the sideline ... DURING the game! The urinator is Washington's special teams coordinator Ben Kotwica -- who tried to sneak over behind a trash can..." October 24

  • Stafford late TD pass rallies Lions over Redskins

    The Sports Xchange "DETROIT -- Matthew Stafford made his 100th career start a memorable one. The Detroit Lions quarterback connected with Anquan Boldin on an 18-yard touchdown pass with 16 seconds left, lifting the Detroit Lions to a 20-17 win over the Washington Redskins on Sunday at Ford Field. Stafford..." October 23

  • Josh Norman suffers concussion, ruled out for remainder of Redskins game

    USA Today "Washington Redskins cornerback Josh Norman left Sunday's game against the Detroit Lions and was later ruled out after suffering what was later determined to be a concussion. Norman went to the locker room in the third quarter after giving up a 52-yard completion to Lions wide receiver Marvin..." October 23

  • Goodell blames fans for not understanding NFL’s domestic violence policy

    The Comeback "Roger Goodell gave an interview to BBC Sports, in which he essentially says the league’s handling of domestic violence suspensions is fine. He blames fan ignorance or narrow-mindedness for the perception that he’s not going far enough. Roger Goodell is essentially the man behind the curtain,..." October 22

  • Introduces “Roster Options,” Which Is Basically a Way to Profit Off People Cheating at Fantasy Football

    Total Pro Sports "One of the key components of fantasy football is agonizing over your weekly roster, trying to decide which players are due for a big game and which should remain on the bench. It’s what makes fantasy football gratifying. If we didn’t have to use knowledge and instinct to make tough choices, we..." October 22

  • Reed out, Jackson questionable for Sunday

    Pro Football Talk "The Redskins have ruled tight end Jordan Reed out for Sunday’s game at Detroit and will list wide receiver DeSean Jackson as questionable. Reed was diagnosed with a concussion last week, and given his concussion history it’s no surprise that he’s missing another game. The Redskins play the..." October 21

  • Redskins' Davis fined $12K for jump-shot celebration

    Pro Football Talk "Redskins tight end Vernon Davis was fined $12,154 for an unsportsmanlike conduct penalty in last week’s win over the Eagles, the Washington Post reported. Specifically, Davis was fined for simulating a jump shot while celebrating a touchdown. The NFL ruled that Davis shooting the ball over the..." October 21

  • Redskins Placing Rookie Josh Doctson On Injured Reserve "Washington Redskins head coach Jay Gruden on Friday announced that rookie wide receiver Josh Doctson, the team’s first pick in the 2016 NFL Draft, has been placed on Injured Reserve. In a corresponding move, the team will sign Maurice Harris from the practice squad to the active roster. “We saw..." October 21

  • Agent's Take: Here's 11 QBs who could be starting elsewhere in 2017, like Tony Romo

    CBS Sports "Everything starts with the quarterback in today's NFL. Sustained NFL success is difficult without good quarterback play, although the Broncos won Super Bowl 50 because of a suffocating defense. The search for the ever-elusive franchise quarterback drives some of the NFL's most important..." October 21

  • Josh Norman considering miming beer-drinking celebration in protest of penalties

    USA Today "Josh Norman has big plans for Sunday. Sure, he intends to be out there in Washington’s game against the Lions doing his Josh Norman thing — hopefully making interceptions and scoring points. But it’s the new celebration he will unveil at Ford Field that he wants you all to pay special attention..." October 21

  • No practice for Jordan Reed, DeSean Jackson Thursday

    Pro Football Talk "Tight end Jordan Reed kept his concussion under wraps in Week Five, which allowed him to finish playing against the Ravens before he missed last Sunday’s win over the Eagles. It’s looking like Reed is going to miss another game for the Redskins this weekend. Reed was able to practice in a..." October 20

  • REVEALED: Jordan Reed Hid Latest Concussion During Game

    12 Up "The NFL is taking concussions more serious now than ever before. At every game, there are spotters looking for players on the field with concussion-like symptoms, while neurotrauma consultants patrol the sidelines. Even though the NFL shows they are doing much more to promote player safety,..." October 20

  • The NFL is cracking down hard on illegal celebrations. Players and fans ask, why?

    Washington Post "Twerking? Don’t do it, Antonio Brown. Shooting a fake bow and arrow? No way, Josh Norman and Brandin Cooks. Taking off your helmet? Nope, Odell Beckham Jr. Shooting a jump shot over the crossbar? Forget about it, Vernon Davis. NFL officials are throwing penalty flags for illegal..." October 20

  • Jordan Reed admits he hid concussion symptoms, played through them

    Larry Brown Sports "Washington Redskins tight end Jordan Reed is all too familiar with what it feels like to sustain a concussion, but his long history of head injuries has apparently not frightened him all that much. Reed, who is currently in the NFL’s concussion protocol, admitted on Wednesday that he knew the..." October 19

  • Sagging NFL TV ratings leave owners scrambling for answers

    USA Today "It’s an election year, silly. That wasn’t the entire company line, but the impact of the dramatic presidential election cycle was certainly a prevailing sentiment as NFL owners gathered Tuesday for their quarterly meeting and assessed the league's unusual and precipitous dip in TV..." October 19

  • Sean McDonough rips NFL officiating, blames it for ratings decline

    Larry Brown Sports "The Arizona Cardinals and New York Jets did not exactly put on a great show Monday night, and the officiating didn’t help. Head official Jerome Boger and his crew threw a whopping 19 penalty flags, making the game — which was never close — extremely hard to watch. Ratings have been down across..." October 18

  • Washington willing to wait until after bye to decide on Josh Doctson

    CSN Mid-Atlantic "It appears that the Redskins will wait until sometime after to bye week before making a decision about putting top draft pick Josh Doctson on the injured reserve list. He certainly won’t be back this week. Gruden gave a definitive “no” when asked if Doctson, who has been bothered by an Achilles..." October 17

  • Redskins rough up Eagles QB Wentz, win fourth straight

    The Sports Xchange "LANDOVER, Md. -- Riding an energized defense and a more balanced offense, the Washington Redskins find themselves in the thick of the NFC East race. Kirk Cousins threw a pair of touchdown passes, the Redskins' defense kept the Philadelphia offense out of the end zone, and the Redskins..." October 16

  • If Jordan Reed can't play, Redskins' offense will change

    ESPN "The simple way to say it is that the Washington Redskins would miss tight end Jordan Reed. It makes sense: He’s their best offensive weapon, someone capable of drawing defensive attention, making athletic catches and presenting a threat in the red zone. Of course they would miss him if he can’t..." October 15

  • Redskins rule Reed, Cravens out for Sunday

    Pro Football Talk "Not surprisingly, the Redskins on Saturday declared both tight end Jordan Reed and rookie safety Su’a Cravens out of Sunday’s game vs. the Eagles. Both were downgraded after being listed as questionable on Friday’s injury report. Reed was diagnosed this week with his sixth concussion since..." October 15

  • Duke Ihenacho is no fan of Thursday Night Football

    Pro Football Talk "Whether anyone likes it or not, Thursday Night Football is here to stay. Plenty of players don’t like it. Plenty do. One who doesn’t sounded off on Friday. Appearing on Jim Rome’s radio show, Washington safety Duck Ihenacho made it clear that he’s not a fan of the once-per-year short-week..." October 14

  • Ex-NFL Receiver Hank Baskett Thinks Jordan Reed Needs To Hang It Up 'Think About Your Future'

    TMZ "Former NFL receiver Hank Baskett says it's time Redskins TE Jordan Reed starts thinking about his future off the field ... saying "you gotta know when actually it's time to hang it up." Reed's health became a hot topic this week after he suffered the 6th concussion of his short career during..." October 14

  • Redskins' Josh Norman: I'll play through pain in hand if needed

    ESPN "When Baltimore Ravens receiver Breshad Perriman fell on Josh Norman's hand as they crashed to the ground Sunday, the Washington Redskins cornerback felt instant pain. "It was like a thousand stinging bees all at once," Norman said. That's what he's hoping to avoid against the Philadelphia..." October 14

  • Redskins' TE Jordan Reed in NFL concussion protocol, though not ruled out against Eagles

    CSN Mid-Atlantic "After entering the NFL concussion protocol this week, the Redskins are unsure if star tight end Jordan Reed will be able to play against the Eagles. Reed missed practice on Wednesday and Thursday and head coach Jay Gruden revealed that the tight end began feeling concussion symptoms on Tuesday..." October 13

  • Josh Norman: Why can’t we have fun within the game?

    Pro Football Talk "Josh Norman gave an interview to ESPN The Magazine this offseason that featured him calling NFL commissioner Roger Goodell “straight horrible” and his feelings about the league don’t seem to have softened since then. The Redskins cornerback made an appearance with Grant Paulsen and Danny..." October 13

  • Native American Eagles player refuses to use term ‘Redskins

    Larry Brown Sports "Philadelphia Eagles offensive lineman Allen Barbre comes from Native American ancestry. Because of that, he refuses to say the full name of the team he is set to face this weekend. Barbre, whose great-grandfather Eli Barbry was a Chief of the Tunica-Biloxi Native American tribe of Louisiana,..." October 13

  • Donald Trump makes fun of NFL concussion protocol

    247 Sports "Donald Trump is apparently not a fan of the NFL's concussion protocol. The Republican nominee for president made fun of the amount of time players miss now due to head injuries. The NFL has made significant changes in its concussion protocol over the past few years. While players often miss a..." October 13

  • Dirk Koetter takes issue with Jon Gruden’s comments about Jameis Winston

    Pewter Report "The Bucs win over the Panthers on Monday Night Football provided opportunity to show what type of team Tampa Bay has to a national audience. It also puts the attention – and scrutiny – from national analysts and media members squarely on their shoulders, as head coach Dirk Koetter found out..." October 12

  • 'Zero truth' to reports of permanent eye damage for Su'a Cravens

    CSN Mid-Atlantic "While Redskins fans waited for news on Su'a Cravens, the Twitter world jumped at reports of permanent vision issues for the rookie. Things got going when Cravens posted the following video to Instagram. Reports then said that on Cravens' Snapchat account the rookie revealed he had permanent..." October 12

  • Redskins' Garcon, Jean Francois making relief trip to Haiti

    Washington Post "Two days after taking a plane full of supplies to the Bahamas to help survivors of Hurricane Matthew, Redskins owner Daniel Snyder will send medical supplies to Haiti, whose citizens have been hit the hardest by the storm, according to people with knowledge of the team’s plans. Redskins players..." October 10

  • Redskins Believe Rookie WR Josh Doctson Will Need A Few More Weeks, But Won’t Go To I.R.

    NFL Trade Rumors "Ian Rapoport of NFL Media reports that Redskins first-round WR Josh Doctson will need a few more weeks before he’s ready to return from his Achilles injury, but the team believes he can ultimately avoid being placed on injured reserve. A few weeks ago, Redskins HC Jay Gruden told reporters..." October 09

  • Report: Josh Norman Dealing With Serious Hand Injury

    12 Up "This is not what Redskins fans wanted to see. Josh Norman has been solid so far this season in Washington, despite criticism that he has not been shadowing the best receiver on the field. However, it looks like all of that great play might be coming to a halt for a bit. Norman went down..." October 09

  • How can an NFL player go broke?

    Sporting News "How can an NFL player go broke? Originally answered on Sept. 7, 2016. This question originally appeared on Quora , the knowledge-sharing network where compelling questions are answered by people with unique insights. You can follow Quora on Twitter , Facebook , and Google+ . Any number of..." October 08

  • Report: NFL Threatens To Fine Teams If They Use Too Much Footage On Social Media

    Deadspin "Buried in Albert Breer’s column for MMQB this morning was a nugget suggesting just how seriously the NFL is taking their declining primetime TV audiences. Ratings in the 18-t0-49 demographic have fallen between 12 and 16 percent for Thursday, Sunday, and Monday night games, and the NFL,..." October 07

  • Ratings Fumble for NFL Surprises Networks, Advertisers

    Pro Football Talk "Fewer people have been watching the NFL on TV this year. The NFL previously had said nothing about it. Now, the NFL has. And it’s along the lines of, “All is well.” “We’re missing some stars out there,” NFL media chief Brian Rolapp said, via the Wall Street Journal. Indeed they are, in part..." October 07

  • Josh Norman and Baltimore’s Steve Smith share great respect thanks to their time together in Carolina

    Washington Post "Every week seems to feature an intriguing matchup for Josh Norman. Two weeks ago, the Redskins cornerback faced off with Giants wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr., with whom Norman had exchanged both physical blows on the playing field last season, and verbal jabs both in the 2015 meeting between the..." October 06

  • Josh Norman says he is appealing fine for interception celebration

    ESPN "Washington Redskins cornerback Josh Norman's celebration cost his team 15 yards Sunday. It's about to cost him a lot more financially. Norman said the league has fined him $10,000 for shooting an imaginary bow and arrow to celebrate his fourth quarter interception in Sunday's win over the..." October 06

  • Redskins Sign Donte Whitner

    Eleven Warriors "Slot receivers beware, Donte Whitner is back in the NFL. Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network reported Wednesday afternoon Whitner has signed with the Washington Redskins after working out with their NFC rival, the New York Giants, last week. Whitner last played in 2015 with the Cleveland Browns...." October 05

  • Washington the latest to kick the tires on Donte Whitner

    Pro Football Talk "Donte Whitner hasn’t found work yet, but it’s not for a lack of trying. According to Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network, the veteran safety is working out for Washington. His most recent trip was to see the Giants, who were running low in the secondary but didn’t make a move prior to last..." October 04

  • Josh Norman on Panthers defensive woes: ‘I’m just gonna sip my tea’

    Sportsnaut "Josh Norman rightfully has a reason to taunt the Carolina Panthers after Julio Jones put up 300 yards on them during the game on Sunday. Norman previously had been a decent enough foil for arguably the NFL’s best receiver. He was able to limit the damage that Jones had done by being perfect for..." October 03

  • Supreme Court refuses to hear Redskins appeal in trademark case

    SI "The United States Supreme Court rejected an appeal from the Washington Redskins trademark case, denying the petition for review before a lower court had a chance to rule on the matter. The Redskins were appealing a decision to cancel their trademarks over concerns their name disparages Native..." October 03