Redskins Rumors & News

  • Josh Doctson looks good to go, new starters at LB and other practice notes

    CSN Mid-Atlantic "Josh Doctson looked like a first-round pick in Richmond, at least, until a hamstring injury knocked him off the Richmond practice fields for a few days. On Thursday, back in Ashburn, Doctson again showed his considerable talents. Taking the field for 11v11 drills for the first time since he..." August 18

  • Washington waives WR Kendal Thompson with injury settlement

    Pro Football Talk "Washington announced it has waived receiver Kendal Thompson with an injury settlement. Thompson, 25, signed with Washington as an undrafted free agent out of Utah in 2016. He was waived before the start of the season but brought back on the practice squad. Washington signed him to a..." August 18

  • Gruden mum on Su’a Cravens return; Jamison Crowder expects to play Saturday

    Washington Post "Coach Jay Gruden isn’t putting a timetable on Su’a Cravens’s return after the second-year defender, who’s in the process of switching from linebacker to safety, underwent arthroscopic surgery on his knee this week. Cravens was injured on the Washington Redskins’ third defensive play in their..." August 17

  • Kirk Cousins: I Want To Stay With Redskins

    Pro Football Rumors "Even though he turned down an extension offer from the Redskins in favor of playing on the franchise tag for the second year in a row, Kirk Cousins says he wants to remain with the Redskins for the rest of his career. “I would love to be . . . a Redskin the rest of my career,” Cousins told..." August 15

  • Jordan Reed’s toe improving, expects to be back shortly

    Pro Football Talk "Jordan Reed didn’t practice with his teammates during the final day of Redskins training camp on Sunday, but he thinks he’ll be back in drills with them soon. Reed worked on a side field while wearing new cleats fitted with orthotics to protect the injured toe that led the team to place him on..." August 14

  • Phil Taylor continues stunning comeback

    Pro Football Talk "One of the most overlooked stories of the preseason is unfolding in Washington, where defensive tackle Phil Taylor is on track to earn a spot in the Week One starting lineup after two years out of football. His new head coach wasn’t even aware that Taylor was out of football. “I was in..." August 13

  • Minus a few injured players, Redskins return to practice humbled by poor debut

    Washington Post "Washington Redskins Coach Jay Gruden reveled in the depth of his roster at the outset of training camp late last month, eagerly anticipating the battles for starting jobs that would produce the strongest 53-man group for the Sept. 10 season opener. But after just one preseason game —..." August 13

  • Washington signs OL Kendall Pace, LB Ron Thompson Jr.

    Pro Football Talk "Washington signed offensive lineman Kendall Pace and linebacker Ron Thompson Jr., the team announced Sunday. It waived safety Tim Scott and receiver Kendal Thompson to make room, with Kendal Thompson carrying an injury designation. Pace played in all 40 games on the offensive line at Columbia,..." August 13

  • Pryor on joining Redskins: 'I wanted to play with Kirk'

    SI "A fan standing in the front row of Washington’s training camp practice held up sign that read, “Terrelle Pryor Is On Fire.” The glittery flame-shaped letters on the sign were painted in Washington’s traditional shades of burgundy and gold, complete with a doodle of the red "100" emoji underneath..." August 13

  • Trent Murphy, Su’a Cravens getting MRIs after knee injuries

    Pro Football Talk "Two members of the Redskins defense will be going for medical tests on Friday after suffering knee injuries during the team’s loss to the Ravens on Thursday night. Mike Jones of the Washington Post reports that linebacker Trent Murphy left the stadium on crutches after hurting his left knee..." August 11

  • Football’s back! Oh, wait, the Redskins were pretty brutal to watch.

    Washington Post "Football is back! Huzzah and hurrah, football has arrived! Professional football — our prized autumn diversion, our soap opera in shoulder pads, our gladiators on grass — has finally, lovingly arrived. And, huh, actually, this initial rendition was kind of awful. There are two ways to interpret..." August 11

  • Trent Murphy out for season with torn ACL/MCL

    Sportsnaut "The Washington Redskins will be without starting defensive end Trent Murphy throughout the 2017 season after he suffered a torn ACL, per Ian Rapoport of NFL Media. Murphy was already slated to miss the first four games of the season after being suspended for violating the NFL’s PEDs..." August 11

  • Junior Galette will have to wait a little longer for game action

    Pro Football Talk "Linebacker Junior Galette hasn’t played in a game of any kind since the 2014 season and that won’t be changing on Thursday night. The Redskins will be playing the Ravens in the preseason opener for both teams, but a hamstring injury is going to keep Galette from playing. There were multiple..." August 10

  • Roger Goodell in favor of shortening preseason to 3 games

    WEEI Boston "Every football fan would agree, the NFL preseason is very boring, and it appears NFL commissioner Roger Goodell would agree. “When I go around to fans, that’s maybe the No. 1 thing I hear,” Goodell said, via Bob Glauber of Newsday. “The NFL should do things to the highest possible standards...." August 10

  • NFL To Hire Full Time Officials For First Time In League History

    Real GM Football "For the first time in NFL history, the league will have 21 to 24 full-time officials. Under the plan, each of the seven field officiating positions will be represented, with no more than five coming from one position. The full-time officials will come from the current roster of 124 game..." August 09

  • Terrelle Pryor, Bashaud Breeland have shoving match during walkthrough

    Pro Football Talk "Training-camp fights usually happen when players are popping pads. For Washington on Monday, a couple of players ended up pushing and shoving during a walkthrough. Via John Keim of, cornerback Bashaud Breeland jammed receiver Terrelle Pryor aggressively at the line of scrimmage. Pryor..." August 07

  • Josh Norman on NFL prohibiting bow-and-arrow celebration: 'You're just picking on one person here'

    ESPN "Washington Redskins corner Josh Norman said the NFL's rule prohibiting imaginary bow-and-arrow celebrations targeted one person: himself. He said he isn't sure why the NFL condones other violent images but prevents him from performing his celebratory act. NFL official Carl Johnson visited the..." August 07

  • Rookie thinks NFL practice is easier than it is at Alabama

    Pro Football Talk "There’s a presumption that, at each new level of football, everything gets faster, tougher, harder. For NFL players who played college football at Alabama, that may not be the case. Ryan Anderson, a second-round pick in Washington, recently said that training is more trying in..." August 06

  • Redskins' Reed 'not at all' worried about missing Week 1

    ESPN "Washington Redskins tight end Jordan Reed was bothered all last season by his toe, needed a shot before training camp and hasn’t yet practiced. However, Reed remains confident that he’ll be ready for the start of the regular season. Reed remains on the physically unable to perform list because..." August 06

  • Terrelle Pryor is WR1 on the first Washington depth chart

    Pro Football Talk "Washington lost its two starting receivers from a year ago to free agency. It’s No. 1 receiver is now a guy who has only one full year at the position. To little surprise given his potential and performance to date, free-agent arrival Terrelle Pryor has received the “WR1” designation in the..." August 06

  • Kirk Cousins says his life is built on faith, not value of contract

    ESPN "In case you were wondering, no, Kirk Cousins isn't worried. About anything. Having let the July 17 deadline pass without signing a long-term deal, Washington's quarterback isn't worried about what might happen. Not worried about a career-altering injury that scuttles his free-agent prospects...." August 06

  • Jason Taylor apologizes to Dan Snyder for stealing his money in Hall of Fame speech

    CBS Sports "Jason Taylor's Pro Football Hall of Fame induction speech was all the things we've come to expect from these things for the first 90 percent of it. The pass rusher who played 15 seasons recounted his road to the NFL and thanked those who helped him along the way -- family, friends, teammates and..." August 06

  • Rookie LB Ryan Anderson saying little, learning a lot from Redskins veterans

    Washington Post "In Ryan Anderson’s four seasons at Alabama, the Crimson Tide posted a 51-7 record. In that same time-frame, 2013 to 2016, the Washington Redskins went 24-39-1, winning fewer than half as many games and losing more than five times as much. If the Redskins’ draft-day moves pan out as hoped,..." August 04

  • Kyle Shanahan criticizes Redskins for handling of Robert Griffin III situation

    Sportsnaut "As Kyle Shanahan enters his first year as the San Francisco 49ers head coach, one of his former quarterbacks remains without an NFL team. Former No. 2 overall pick Robert Griffin III worked out for the Los Angeles Chargers earlier this summer, but the team decided to go in another..." August 04

  • Jets’ Sheldon Richardson reveals Seahawks and Washington wanted to trade for him ... but at a discount

    New York Daily News "The Jets’ willingness to trade Sheldon Richardson for the better part of a year is sheer lunacy by an outfit that needs as much premium talent as it can get these days. It makes little sense. It’s downright absurd that an organization devoid of difference makers would be amenable to part..." August 03

  • ‘He looks like he’s been here before’: Redskins vets impressed by rookie Jonathan Allen

    Washington Post "A few years back, Trent Williams attended a football game at Stone Bridge High School, located in Ashburn just a short distance from the Redskins’ facilities. Washington’s left tackle was there to watch his nephew, but another player on the team left Williams so impressed that he went back to team..." August 01

  • Jay Gruden: Terrelle Pryor already is “one of the top guys in the league”

    Pro Football Talk "In Washington, the top two receivers left via free agency, and the top free-agent acquisition at receiver is a former quarterback. But coach Jay Gruden realizes that Terrelle Pryor could eventually be one of the league’s best receivers. Actually, Gruden seems to think Pryor already is. “I..." August 01

  • Washington signs Kenny Hilliard, waives Keith Marshall

    Pro Football Talk "Washington announced it has signed free agent running back Kenny Hilliard, releasing Keith Marshall with an injury designation in a corresponding move. The Texans made Hilliard a seventh-round draft choice in 2015 and has spent most of the past two seasons on Houston’s practice..." August 01

  • Jordan Reed visiting specialist for toe injury, could mean prolonged absence

    Sportsnaut "Washington Redskins tight end Jordan Reed surprised a lot of people when he opened training camp on the PUP list with a toe injury. It is an injury the team hoped was a short-term deal, but new information emerged Tuesday that indicates it could be much more of a long-term problem. This is not..." August 01

  • Kirk Cousins catches Josh Norman asleep in weight room

    Sportsnaut "Apparently for Josh Norman, the weight room is a perfect place to take a nap. Kirk Cousins caught him sleeping on Monday and just had to share. “Apparently J-No is an open-mouth sleeper,” Cousins quipped." August 01

  • In 24 hours, E.J. Bibbs went from tryout hopeful to the Redskins’ sixth tight end

    Washington Post "Of the handful of tight ends who tried out for the Washington Redskins, E.J. Bibbs won. Washington’s first training camp signee made an impression strong enough to earn a spot on the 90-man roster following the team’s opening walk-through on Thursday. Later that afternoon, he practiced. It’s a..." July 31

  • Redskins' Trent Williams is helping Junior Galette to get back up to speed

    CBS Sports "Competition can be the best medicine, and Redskins' pass-rushing specialist Junior Galette is learning that quickly. Since being signed by the Redskins in 2015, Galette has torn his Achilles twice and has been forced to watch the Redskins from the bench. Galette, however, isn't letting his issues..." July 31

  • For Redskins, turnover in offseason was a good thing

    Washington Post "For all the offseason debate over the value of quarterback Kirk Cousins, the fortunes of the 2017 Washington Redskins may well have more to do with the myriad new coaches and players on the roster and how quickly they come together at training camp. Churn, rather than continuity, was the..." July 30

  • Washington RB Keith Marshall to miss second consecutive season

    Pro Football Talk "When Washington drafted running back Keith Marshall in the seventh round of last year’s draft, the team thought it was getting a big-play threat on offense, as Marshall ran the fastest 40-yard dash time at the 2016 Scouting Combine. Now there are doubts about whether Marshall can ever get back to..." July 30

  • Washington signs DB Jeremiah McKinnon, waives DB Lou Young III

    Pro Football Talk "Washington signed defensive back Jeremiah McKinnon, waiving defensive back Lou Young III with an injury designation to make room. McKinnon, 24, went undrafted out of Florida International in 2016, signing a three-year, $1.62 million contract as a free agent with the Cowboys. The Cowboys waived..." July 29

  • Report: NFL To Walk Away From Deal To Fund Concussion Research With $16 Million Unpaid

    Deadspin "The NFL has given the National Institutes of Health less than half of the $30 million they promised for concussion research five years ago, and after repeatedly trying to influence how their “unrestricted gift” was used, the league is letting their agreement expire with no plans to finish paying..." July 28

  • Kirk Cousins 'at peace' with contract saga as training camp begins for Redskins

    CBS Sports "If any quarterback in America is acclimated to playing out a critical season on a one-year franchise tender, it's Kirk Cousins. Heck, the Washington Redskins are virtually making a cottage industry out of what was once considered a contractual rarity. But with the team assembled Wednesday..." July 28

  • Rob Gronkowski, Julio Jones top pass-catchers in 'Madden NFL 18'

    Sporting News "Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski finished last year's reign as the "Madden" cover athlete rated 99 overall, despite an injury that cut his season short. For "Madden NFL 18," he'll begin at 98. Gronkowski is the highest-rated tight end in the game, with Travis Kelce, Jimmy Graham, and Delanie..." July 27

  • Congress demands NFL pays $18 million bill

    Sportsnaut "The NFL still owes $18 million on a five-year agreement with the National Institutes of Health stemming from a concussion research program conducted by the two organizations. Back in 2012, the NFL announced that it would be handing NIH $30 million to help the Institutes study the long-term..." July 27

  • Jordan Reed to open camp on PUP list

    Pro Football Talk "Injuries have proven to be the most effective method of slowing down tight end Jordan Reed over the course of his career and he’s apparently dealing with something physical again as camp gets underway. The Redskins announced on Wednesday that Reed has been placed on the physically unable to..." July 26

  • Redskins open training camp with Kirk Cousins playing in Dan Snyder's trap

    Sporting News "Because of Kirk Cousins' pending contract situation in 2018, the conventional wisdom is that the 28-year-old on Thursday will open his final training camp with the Washington Redskins. The history of the team's owner would tell you otherwise. If Daniel Snyder wants to keep his quarterback..." July 26

  • CTE found in 99% of studied brains from deceased NFL players

    CNN "Chronic traumatic encephalopathy, known as CTE, was found in 99% of deceased NFL players' brains that were donated to scientific research, according to a study published Tuesday in the medical journal JAMA. The neurodegenerative brain disease can be found in individuals who have been exposed to..." July 25

  • DeAngelo Hall to open camp on the PUP list

    Pro Football Talk "Washington is hoping safety DeAngelo Hall is back to help stabilize the secondary this year, but he won’t be ready when camp opens. According to John Keim of, Hall and linebacker Harrison Bates are going to open camp on the physically unable to perform list." July 24

  • David Bruton retires after eight seasons

    ESPN "David Bruton Jr. turned 30 on Sunday, an occasion he said would include "a mountain bike with me on it." He will complete a summer chemistry class on Thursday, and he has a to-do list that is chock-full of "my new life" as he looks at what’s to come. The future is now for Bruton, as the..." July 24

  • Al Saunders: I’ll be shocked if Terrelle Pryor isn’t in the Pro Bowl

    ESPN "The numbers jumped out, but the contract offers did not. Maybe some didn't trust that Washington Redskins receiver Terrelle Pryor could duplicate last year's stats -- even though it was just his first year at a new position. One of his former coaches in Cleveland says that won't be a..." July 22

  • Motivated to make roster, Redskins D-lineman Joey Mbu trains with ‘legends’ this offseason

    Washington Post "Joey Mbu didn’t even know Trent Williams co-owned a gym 40 minutes from his home here until this offseason, but it’s been a boon to the Redskins defensive lineman as he enters his third season with an opportunity to crack the 53-man roster. Mbu started working out at O Athletik in February when..." July 21

  • Kirk Cousins: 'My faith is ultimately driving this decision' to pass on $53 million

    CBS Sports "The Redskins wanted to pay Kirk Cousins $53 million in guarantees as part of a new long-term deal, but the quarterback instead opted for the franchise tag, which means he could be a free agent next spring. As's Will Brinson points out, that $53 million is barely above what Cousins..." July 19

  • Kirk Cousins says he wants to stay with Washington after 2017

    Larry Brown Sports "Kirk Cousins seemingly got very little accomplished in long-term contract extension talks with Washington this offseason, but that does not mean the quarterback believes 2017 will be his last year with the team. Cousins told 106.7 The Fan on Tuesday that he is “at peace” with playing another..." July 18

  • Bruce Allen repeatedly referred to Kirk Cousins as ‘Kurt’

    Larry Brown Sports "Kirk Cousins was unable to come to a long-term agreement with Washington before Monday’s deadline, and some are now wondering if that has anything to do with one of his bosses not even knowing his first name. Washington president Bruce Allen briefly spoke with the media on Monday, and he..." July 18

  • Washington blames Kirk Cousins for lack of long-term contract

    Larry Brown Sports "The deadline to sign franchise tagged players to a long-term extension came and went on Monday, and Kirk Cousins will be playing a second consecutive year on a one-year deal. If you ask his bosses, the quarterback is to blame for that. In a statement he released after the 4 p.m. deadline..." July 17