Redskins Rumors & News

  • Meet Kyle Smith, the new and ‘boring’ Redskins director of college scouting

    Washington Post "Doug Williams drew all the headlines last week during the Washington Redskins’ front office restructure, and rightfully so, in his new role as senior vice president of player personnel. Buried in the flurry of promotions was Kyle Smith’s move to director of college scouting. And who is..." June 23

  • Get ready to see Jamison Crowder in various roles

    Pro Football Talk "Washington’s plans for receiver Jamison Crowder don’t simply include making him a full-time starter. The team also intends to deploy him in multiple different ways. “I’ve said all along Jamison can play anywhere,” coach Jay Gruden recently said, via Mark Bullock of the Washington Post. “He can..." June 23

  • Talk of possible Kirk Cousins deal is “noise” until the middle of July

    Pro Football Talk "Much has been said in recent weeks about the negotiations between Washington and franchise-tagged quarterback Kirk Cousins. From dramatic reports on the suddenly positive tone to percentage-based predictions suggesting the glass is well more than half full, reporters are desperate to get ahead of..." June 21

  • High court gives Redskins boost in name fight

    ESPN "The Supreme Court on Monday struck down part of a law that bans offensive trademarks in a ruling that is expected to help the Washington Redskins in their legal fight over the team name. The justices ruled that the 71-year-old trademark law barring disparaging terms infringes on free speech..." June 20

  • Kirk Cousins has ’80 percent chance’ of signing extension with Washington?

    Larry Brown Sports "Kirk Cousins has less than a month remaining to come to an agreement with Washington on a long-term extension, and at least one reporter believes a deal is going to be completed. Jason La Canfora of CBS Sports believes there is an “80 percent chance” Cousins will sign a long-term extension with..." June 20

  • Redskins' Williams talks up 6th-round QB Sudfeld as 1st-round value

    Washington Post "When Doug Williams talks, especially about quarterbacks, Redskins fans take note. Thus, Williams’ praise of third-string quarterback Nate Sudfeld has become a talker in Washington. “Sudfeld’s one of my favorites,” Williams told ESPN 980’s Doc Walker, via Dan Steinberg of The Washington Post...." June 19

  • Doug Williams hopes Kirk Cousins “looks at the big picture” and signs

    Pro Football Talk "Doug Williams has just been promoted to oversee the personnel department in Washington, but he realizes that the biggest move the team can make is one that Williams can’t necessarily do a lot about. That move is signing quarterback Kirk Cousins to a long-term contract, and Williams indicated..." June 17

  • Four-week warning for Cousins, Washington

    Pro Football Talk "Amid largely pointless talk of an improved tone during negotiations and in the wake of a public plea from new senior V.P. of player personnel Doug Williams, the clock continues to tick toward the deadline for doing a long-term deal between Washington and quarterback Kirk Cousins. The window..." June 17

  • Jim Tomsula’s back, with an old job and a new look

    Pro Football Talk "Former 49ers head coach Jim Tomsula emerged from the shadows at the Scouting Combine, with a new team and a new look. And while the new Washington defensive line coach might have surprised some people by getting rid of one of the most glorious mustaches in sports, he said the reason for the..." June 16

  • Redskins tackle Trent Williams paid for his own tickets to Game 4 of NBA Finals

    CSN Mid-Atlantic "Being a professional athlete comes with all kinds of perks and free stuff, but even Redskins star offensive tackle Trent Williams had to pay for his courtside seats at Game 4 of the NBA Finals, according to the Washington Post. It's unknown how much Williams actually paid for the ticket, but a..." June 16

  • Williams: 'Skins want Cousins long term in 'worst way' "The Redskins' new head of personnel has made his feelings clear about Kirk Cousins, and he wants the quarterback in Washington for the long haul. "In the worst way," senior vice president of player personnel Doug Williams told NFL Network's Steve Wyche on Up To The Minute Live on Friday. "Let's..." June 16

  • Junior Galette: I’ll be better than I was

    Pro Football Talk "While discussing linebacker Junior Galette recently, Redskins coach Jay Gruden said that Galette still has the “quick twitch” off the edge needed to be an effective pass rusher despite tearing his Achilles each of the last two years. Galette is aiming to do more than return to the form he had..." June 15

  • Kirk Cousins plays golf with Trump, wants former presidents to give him a call

    Washington Post "As quarterback of the Washington Redskins, Kirk Cousins has the highest-profile job in the city except for the president of the United States. Or so it is sometimes said. Now, Cousins is rubbing shoulders with President Trump. The Redskins quarterback joined Trump and two others for a round of..." June 15

  • Redskins Veteran S DeAngelo Hall Agrees To Pay Cut

    NFL Trade Rumors "Redskins safety DeAngelo Hall mentioned Wednesday that he took a pay cut “a few days ago,” per John Keim. Hall added that after the season he had no problem agreeing to a restructured deal. According to Mike Jones of the Washington Post, Hall agreed to reduce his base salary from $4.25 million..." June 14

  • Matt Jones’ agent asks for his client to be released

    Pro Football Talk "Running back Matt Jones reported to work in Washington on Tuesday for the first time this offseason, but his presence at mandatory minicamp doesn’t appear to be an indication that he wants to remain on the Redskins. Jones’ agent Hadley Engelhard told the Associated Press that he asked the team..." June 14

  • Doug Williams to serve as Redskins senior VP of player personnel

    ESPN "The Washington Redskins have promoted former quarterback Doug Williams to senior vice president of player personnel, team president Bruce Allen announced Tuesday. Williams, who was named MVP in the Redskins' victory in Super Bowl XXII, had served in the team's front office as a personnel..." June 13

  • Matt Jones reports for minicamp

    Pro Football Talk "The offseason has been short on signs that running back Matt Jones has much of a playing future in Washington, but he’s decided to report to minicamp. Jones did not take part in any of the team’s voluntary work this offseason as reports that the team was looking to trade him coincided with..." June 13

  • Outspoken Bashaud Breeland entering pivotal season

    Washington Times "Bashaud Breeland has always been more brash than bashful. The Redskins cornerback makes his feelings known on the field and on social media. None of that is changing anytime soon, so expect Breeland to continue expressing himself freely as he makes his way through a pivotal contract..." June 13

  • Redskins' Gruden anxious to see how Jordan Reed fits in with revamped receiving group

    CSN Mid-Atlantic "One notable absence at the Redskins’ voluntary OTAs over the past three weeks has been Jordan Reed. The Pro Bowl tight end has not been at Redskins Park for any of the 10 practices the Redskins have held. After the first OTA session on May 23, this picture of Reed appeared on Twitter. Reed..." June 12

  • Redskins will ride 'hot hand' at running back, says OC "After Washington selected a running back in the draft and reportedly demoted another this offseason, it's fair to wonder who will be toting the rock in D.C. full-time. According to Redskins offensive coordinator Matt Cavanaugh, it depends on the day and the drive. Cavanaugh was asked Thursday..." June 10

  • Josh Doctson trying to earn starting job

    Pro Football Talk "Josh Doctson was the Redskins’ first-round pick in 2016, but they aren’t going to hand the receiver a starting job. Ryan Grant has taken first-team snaps in organized team activities. But the Redskins expect Doctson, who missed most of last season with two Achilles’ injuries, to earn his way..." June 09

  • Josh Norman: 2016 was 'best season' of my career "Josh Norman earned All-Pro honors in 2015 after snagging four interceptions, two returned for touchdowns, 19 passes defensed and forcing three fumbles with the Carolina Panthers. In 2016 he moved to Washington D.C. and didn't even make the Pro Bowl. Despite the dip in accolades, Norman views..." June 08

  • Jay Gruden is staying out of the Redskins-Kirk Cousins contract talks

    The Comeback "With the clock ticking down to the deadline to lock in quarterback Kirk Cousins to a new contract, the Washington Redskins are reportedly getting things back on the right track after an offseason of some turmoil and frustration. While the negotiations will continue to be ongoing, don’t expect head..." June 08

  • Contract talks between Kirk Cousins, Washington ‘more positive’

    Larry Brown Sports "Perhaps there is still a chance that Kirk Cousins stays in Washington long-term. According to ESPN’s Adam Schefter, contract talks between the Redskins quarterback and the team have become “more positive” recently, with a more encouraging tone being taken in negotiations. The turning point..." June 07

  • Players' union believes language in many rookie deals violates CBA

    ESPN "The NFL Players Association has identified language in about 160 of this year's rookie contracts that it believes violates the collective bargaining agreement and is considering filing grievances to have the deals voided. "The union has undergone a comprehensive review of rookie contracts and..." June 07

  • Kirk Cousins contract talks with Redskins taking encouraging tone

    ESPN "While it doesn't mean there will be a long-term deal by the July 15 deadline, there has been an improved, encouraging tone in the contract talks between the Washington Redskins and quarterback Kirk Cousins, league sources told ESPN. One reason for the positive outlook is that Redskins owner..." June 07

  • Report: Kirk Cousins, Washington have made ‘no progress’ in contract talks

    Larry Brown Sports "Kirk Cousins has until July 15 to work out a long-term extension with Washington, and it does not appear either side is in a rush to get a deal done with roughly one month remaining until that deadline. In his weekly mailbag, Mike Jones of the Washington Post reported that there has been “no..." June 06

  • Redskins’ wide receiver depth could create difficult decisions

    Washington Times "The Redskins most notable free agent departures were both wide receivers, yet the team still feels it has what amounts to a high-class problem at the position. “If we played tomorrow, we could only dress five, it would be a really, really hard decision right now,” coach Jay Gruden said...." June 06

  • A skinnier ‘Fat Rob’ embracing competition at running back

    Washington Times "His teammates still call him “Fat Rob” but Rob Kelley has gotten leaner since he rose to the Redskins’ starting running back role last season. By cleaning up his diet, Kelley said he has built muscle and lost body fat since last season. He looks stronger and noticeably trimmer. Now that he has..." June 05

  • Redskins will let Josh Norman shadow No. 1 receivers

    ESPN "The Washington Redskins were reluctant to make the switch early last season, until success and perhaps a little pressure changed their minds. So they started to let corner Josh Norman shadow the opposition’s best receiver. There won’t be any hesitancy to use that tactic this season, but it..." June 04

  • DeSean who? Awash in wide receivers, Gruden says culling talent will be tough

    Washington Post "Even with Josh Doctson held out of team drills and first-year player Kendall Thompson not taking part, the field teemed with wide receivers during the Washington Redskins offseason workouts earlier this week — most of them towering over six feet and boasting length, range, speed and..." June 03

  • Is The NFLPA Still Preparing For A Lockout?

    Pro Football Rumors "We learned back in May that the NFLPA’s board of representatives had approved a plan that would set aside millions of dollars into a “work-stoppage fund,” allowing the players to make some money if an NFL season is cancelled or delayed. Now, it sounds like the Players Association wants the..." June 03

  • The NFL will allow liquor ads during their games this year

    The Comeback "You’re about to start seeing liquor ads during NFL games this season. According to the Wall Street Journal, the NFL has relented on allowing liquor ads during games, though the total spots will be limited to just four per game and two during pre and postgame shows. The NFL said it will accept..." June 03

  • The Redskins drafted an ‘awesome’ rookie running back. But Rob Kelley is focused on himself.

    Washington Post "The Redskins coaches and talent evaluators were sitting there thinking, “We like what we saw from our running game in the second half of the season, but we think we can do better.” It’s funny, because Rob Kelley – the guy that had played a large role in the second-half rushing improvement – was..." June 02

  • NFL rules prevent Eagles paint scheme on Dale Earnhardt Jr. car

    ESPN "Die-hard Washington Redskins fan Dale Earnhardt Jr. won't have to feel the pain of driving a Philadelphia Eagles paint scheme after all. Earnhardt sponsor Axalta had planned for him to drive a car with the Eagles logo in the NASCAR Cup race June 11 at Pocono Raceway to promote the Axalta..." June 02

  • Redskins' Gruden places Jones 5th on depth chart "Matt Jones is buried so far down the Washington Redskins' depth chart he doesn't see the point in participating in organized team activities. NFL Network's Michael Silver reported Thursday that Jones has been told by coach Jay Gruden he is the team's No. 5 running back, motivating at least part..." June 02

  • Dez Bryant: 'No extra motivation' to face Redskins after Josh Norman's dis

    ESPN "Dez Bryant took the high road Wednesday rather than choosing to get into a war of words with Josh Norman, after the Washington Redskins cornerback called the Dallas Cowboys receiver "just a guy" and questioned his toughness in a story published last week. Asked if Norman's comments to Bleacher..." June 01

  • John Clayton cracks joke after being laid off by ESPN

    Sportsnaut "With ESPN since 1995, long-time NFL reporter John Clayton received news that he was the latest victim of layoffs from the sports leader. It’s just the latest example of ESPN cutting its budget as a way to make up for sagging ratings and profits. In confirming the news on Wednesday, the..." May 31

  • NFLPA wants players to start saving money in advance of next work stoppage

    Pro Football Talk "It’s already been six years since the last NFL work stoppage. Which means that it’s only four years until, possibly, the next one. The NFL Players Association wants its players to be ready for it then by saving money now. “We wound up in a situation where unfortunately [savings] didn’t..." May 31

  • 11 recent NFL Draft picks on the verge of becoming busts

    Fox Sports "Every year, a handful of players taken in the first round turn out to be busts. It’s a disappointing trend in the NFL, but it’s the harsh reality teams and players have to face. There are a number of guys taken in recent drafts who are on the verge of becoming draft busts. Whether it’s due to..." May 31

  • Jay Gruden: Junior Galette still has the quick twitch

    Pro Football Talk "Linebacker Junior Galette hasn’t played in a game since the 2014 season because of a pair of Achilles tears that have occurred since the Redskins signed him as a free agent in July 2015. Galette is making another comeback bid this offseason and has been doing limited on-field work during..." May 30

  • Former starting RB Matt Jones absent from Redskins Park, awaiting trade or release

    Washington Post "Running back Matt Jones remained a no-show as the Redskins kicked off their second week of voluntary offseason practices. The third-year pro isn’t expected to attend any of the remaining five voluntary sessions (two more this week, and three next week). A person familiar with Jones’s situation..." May 30

  • Zero transparency in Washington G.M. replacement process

    Pro Football Talk "Washington hasn’t had a General Manager since clumsily firing Scout McCloughan in March. It’s still not clear when, or if, the franchise will be replacing him. Whatever Washington ultimately does, it’s doing it with zero transparency. Apart from team president Bruce Allen declaring last week..." May 30

  • Kirk Cousins to Terrelle Pryor Sr. will take adjusting, but both speak same language

    Washington Times "Through just one week of Washington Redskins’ organized team activities, it seems as though Kirk Cousins-to-Terrelle Pryor Sr. is going to be a living highlight reel through training camp and beyond. Pryor, 6-4 and 223 pounds, is Hercules in shorts and, so far, Jay Gruden has been eager for..." May 30

  • Kirk Cousins on Terrelle Pryor: He’s a joy to work with

    CBS Washington "“He came out [and] literally looked like a Transformer; that’s a tall boy.” That was the first impression Washington Redskins safety Will Blackmon had of his future teammate when the two met in Week 4 last season. Pryor joined the Redskins as a free agent this offseason, tasked with replacing..." May 29

  • A Different Target For Redskins, Terrelle Pryor Sr. Fitting In Nicely "Adjusting to a new team and a new position, the 6-foot-4 Terrelle Pryor Sr. arrives in Washington from the Cleveland Browns, where he began his career as a wide receiver after converting from quarterback. This season’s OTAs mark the beginning of Pryor’s on-field work with the Redskins. His..." May 27

  • Fabian Moreau signs to wrap up Washington’s draft class

    Pro Football Talk "There are plenty of people working in politics in Washington, D.C. who can’t agree on anything, but that’s not the case for the football team. Cornerback Fabian Moreau signed with the Redskins on Friday, leaving them with all of their draft picks signed heading into Memorial Day weekend...." May 26

  • NFL continues to punish top assistant coaches

    ALL 22 "There are probably a lot of disappointed assistant coaches around the NFL this week. At the beginning of the week, there was a sense of joy and triumph amongst them. However, that elation and satisfaction has been tabled. On Tuesday, when the NFL owners met in Chicago for their annual May..." May 26

  • Kirk Cousins’s pivotal season rests in the hands of unproven receivers

    Washington Post "Kirk Cousins has learned to adapt to different receivers over more than 15 years playing quarterback. “A revolving door” is what he likened it to this week, with each season throwing a new target or two into the mix of wide receivers, tight ends and backs. That revolving door spun particularly..." May 26

  • Josh Norman not impressed by Odell Beckham Jr. and Dez Bryant

    Sportsnaut "Josh Norman has never been shy about creating tension. Looking ahead to the 2017 season, he’s done it again. Speaking with Tyler Dunne of Bleacher Report, Norman called out Dez Bryant and Odell Beckham Jr. as “just guys” who don’t allow him to battle greatness. When asked about Bryant,..." May 25

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