Redskins Rumors & News

  • Washington shuts first-rounder down for the year in hopes of healthy 2017

    Redskins.com "With the Washington Redskins potentially needing assistance at the center position with Spencer Long’s status uncertain for Sunday’s game against the Philadelphia Eagles, the team announced on Wednesday that Kory Lichtensteiger has been designated for return. Lichtensteiger, who was placed on..." December 08

  • Eagles reunion likely to 'intrigue' DeSean Jackson

    ESPN "A source close to DeSean Jackson believes the wide receiver would be “intrigued” by a possible return to Philadelphia, and that the Eagles will be in the conversation this offseason should Jackson hit the open market. ESPN’s Adam Schefter reported Sunday that the Eagles are likely to pursue a..." December 07

  • Looking Ahead To 2017 Franchise Tags

    Pro Football Rumors "The NFL’s salary cap for 2017 won’t officially be set until sometime after the Super Bowl, but based on the direction the cap has trended in recent years, we have a general idea of where it may end up. Predicting an increase of about 8.2% on this year’s $155.27MM cap, Joel Corry of CBSSports.com..." December 07

  • Coaches irked by late-season Thursday night division games?

    Larry Brown Sports "The Kansas City Chiefs and Oakland Raiders will square off this week in one of the most important games of the regular season, and some coaches across the NFL are reportedly unhappy that it is taking place on a Thursday night. Jason Cole of Bleacher Report spoke to some coaches who feel it is..." December 06

  • NFL players detail their painful, gritty post-game recovery routines

    SI "It’s 9:35 on a Monday morning in mid-November, 10 weeks into another NFL season and 20 hours after Jaguars receiver Allen Robinson played 67 snaps against the Texans. Sunday was all booming fighter-jet flyovers and screaming Jacksonville fans and defenders inflicting pain. Monday starts in a dimly..." December 05

  • Palmer (3 TDs), Cardinals pick off Redskins

    The Sports Xchange "GLENDALE, Ariz. -- Carson Palmer passed for three touchdowns, including a 42-yarder to J.J. Nelson with just under two minutes to play, and the Arizona Cardinals held off the Washington Redskins 31-23 on Sunday at University of Phoenix Stadium. With the victory, the Cardinals (5-6-1) avoided..." December 04

  • Eagles expected to pursue DeSean Jackson in free agency

    ESPN "The Philadelphia Eagles are likely to pursue a reunion with Washington Redskins wide receiver DeSean Jackson during the offseason, sources told ESPN. Multiple teams believe Jackson, who will be an unrestricted free agent after the season, could return to Philadelphia. The Eagles would benefit..." December 04

  • David Bruton out in Washington after signing three-year deal in offseason

    Washington Post "In need of additional depth at nickelback, the Redskins have promoted Dashaun Phillips to the 53-man roster. Phillips opened the season as the top nickelback, but lost his job to rookie Kendall Fuller. In need of a roster spot for help at tight end, Washington cut Phillips in mid-November and..." December 03

  • Jordan Reed won’t play Sunday in Arizona

    Pro Football Talk "Redskins Coach Jay Gruden said Friday that tight end Jordan Reed will miss Sunday’s game at Arizona. Reed, who suffered an AC joint separation in his shoulder last Thursday vs. the Cowboys, hasn’t been practicing this week. Gruden said it’s possible that Reed could be back next week when the..." December 02

  • Trump takes credit for NFL ratings slide, again

    Pro Football Talk "Thirty years after Donald Trump took on the NFL and lost, he has taken on the NFL and won. According to him. Via SportsBusiness Daily, the President-Elect declared during his first public rally since the election that the NFL’s ratings dropped because of the election. “[T]heir ratings were..." December 02

  • NFL expected to hire 17 full-time officials, league exec says

    Sporting News "Help appears to be on the way for NFL officiating. Amid a season of questionable calls, NFL executive Troy Vincent told The Associated Press on Thursday that the league is expected to hire as many as 17 full-time officials. The new batch of hires will increase game-day officiating crews from..." December 01

  • Redskins TE Jordan Reed unlikely to play Sunday

    Sportsnaut "In less than shocking news on Thursday, reports are surfacing that Washington Redskins tight end Jordan Reed is unlikely to play against the Arizona Cardinals Sunday. This comes after he suffered a Grade 3 shoulder sprain Thanksgiving Day against the Dallas Cowboys. Reed, the Redskins star..." December 01

  • Adam Schefter signs five-year extension with ESPN

    CBS Sports "ESPN Insider Adam Schefter missed on breaking possibly the biggest news of the night Wednesday. Then again, when you are the news, there might be a different protocol. Filed to SI.com by media critic Richard Deitsch Wednesday evening, the four-letter network out of Bristol, CT has extended the..." December 01

  • Report: NFL will ditch early-morning London games

    Pro Football Talk "When it comes to making the NFL’s product more attractive by making it more scarce, the NFL claims it won’t consider ditching or limiting Thursday Night Football. However, it reportedly will be ditching another fairly recent broadcasting practice. Via Joe Flint of the Wall Street Journal, the..." November 29

  • Josh Norman, Patrick Peterson to be on same field after summer spat

    ESPN "Josh Norman's beef with Cardinals corner Patrick Peterson began in the summer on social media. On Sunday, their teams will meet on the field when the Redskins play at Arizona. Peterson and Norman clashed indirectly after the Cardinals corner mocked his Redskins counterpart over a video from..." November 28

  • Washington won’t decide on Cousins until after the season ends

    Pro Football Talk "The current scoreboard regarding reports that Washington will use the franchise tag on quarterback Kirk Cousins in 2017 is 2-1, with Adam Schefter of ESPN recently joining Jason La Canfora of CBS in claiming that the team is likely to apply the tag if a long-term deal isn’t reached and Albert..." November 28

  • Norman on Dez: Not a battle 'when other person don't show up'

    NFL.com "The smoke had cleared after Thursday's fireworks. And Redskins cornerback Josh Norman was, in his words, still not sure what all the fuss was about. "It just baffles me that we're going back and forth," Norman told NFL.com by phone after a day of reflection, watching countless media outlets..." November 27

  • NFL world pays tribute to Sean Taylor on 9th anniversary of death

    Washington Post "We should be talking this Thanksgiving weekend of 2016 about how great Sean Taylor is, about how he will be a shoo-in for the Pro Football Hall of Fame, just as we are sharing the latest Vine or GIF of his fantastic hits on the football field. Of course, we are not because Taylor died of a..." November 27

  • Michael Irvin to Josh Norman: 'Don't be doing all of that junk'

    NFL.com "Redskins cornerback Josh Norman responded to Dez Bryant on Friday via NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport and expressed a level of surprise in the heightened drama, but for some former NFL players, Norman let it get far enough himself. On NFL GameDay Morning Sunday, former NFL stars Kurt Warner..." November 27

  • Teams doing due diligence on Redskins offensive guru Sean McVay

    CBS Sports "Redskins offensive coordinator Sean McVay is not as well known as many of the other head-coaching candidates likely to interview for jobs this offseason, but league sources said NFL teams weighing potential coaching changes have already begun doing due diligence on him. McVay, only 30 years..." November 27

  • Redskins will use franchise tag on Cousins absent long-term deal

    ESPN "If the Washington Redskins cannot reach a long-term deal with Kirk Cousins before free agency opens in March, they will place the franchise tag on the quarterback, a source familiar with the situation told ESPN. Cousins is being paid a guaranteed $19.95 million in 2016 after he became the..." November 27

  • Kirk Cousins set to draw at least $20 million annually

    NFL.com "Washington Redskins general manager Scot McCloughan is going to pay for doubting Kirk Cousins' value as the face of the franchise this past offseason. Entering Thursday's marquee showdown at Dallas, Cousins boasted the highest passer rating of any quarterback in his last 20 starts, per NFL..." November 26

  • MRI reveals Redskins' Reed has Grade 3 AC joint separation

    CBS Sports "Reed has been diagnosed with a Grade 3 AC joint separation in his left shoulder, John Keim of ESPN.com reports. Without splitting hairs, such a diagnosis implies Reed suffered a complete separation of the AC joint when he took a hard fall Thursday at Dallas. The preceding explains why he wore a..." November 25

  • Cowboys-Redskins Thanksgiving matchup breaks ratings record

    Sportsnaut "Remember when there was some concern over sagging television ratings earlier in the NFL season? Now that the election has passed and the holidays are here, apparently that no longer appears to be the case. After seeing some rather disturbing rating numbers for nationally televised game earlier..." November 25

  • The Redskins accomplished a rare offensive feat in their losing effort at Dallas

    Fox Sports "It's certainly not a feat that the Washington Redskins set out to accomplish in Dallas on on Thursday but they made history nevertheless with a mammoth 505 yards of offense a and turnover-free offensive performance in a losing effort. Bob Strum of Sportsradio 1310 "The Ticket" in Dallas noted..." November 25

  • Josh Norman says Dez Bryant told him after game, ‘where I’m from, we unload the clip’

    Washington Post "If there was any mutual respect between Washington Redskins cornerback Josh Norman and Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Dez Bryant, it’s safe to say that went out the window Thursday. For the second straight Thanksgiving, these two highly competitive players jawed back and forth throughout the..." November 25

  • Dez Bryant rips Josh Norman on Twitter after Thanksgiving win

    Washington Post "Josh Norman and Dez Bryant are doing their part to bring back the Redskins-Cowboys rivalry. The two combustible stars tangled on the field during the Redskins’ 31-26 loss to the Cowboys on Thanksgiving evening. They tangled at length after the game, too, before they were separated by..." November 25

  • Jason Garrett calls out DeSean Jackson for hitting Anthony Brown

    Larry Brown Sports "Jason Garrett got into it with DeSean Jackson after the Washington wide receiver smacked one of Dallas’ DBs in the face during Thursday’s game. Jackson and Anthony Brown got into it after a play just before the start of the fourth quarter. Referees separated them, but they missed that Jackson..." November 25

  • Donte Whitner: “Very frustrating” to play against Dak Prescott

    Sports Day "Cowboys QB Dak Prescott went his fourth straight game without an interception and second-straight without a fumble. The rookie has fumbled in just four of 11 starts and thrown picks in two. His last interception: Oct. 30 in the Cowboys' 29-23 overtime win against the Eagles. Washington safety..." November 25

  • Jordan Reed played through some “pretty severe pain”

    ESPN "Washington Redskins tight end Jordan Reed said doctors told him he probably wouldn't be able to keep playing. But Reed knew the difference he could make in the game, and despite having an AC joint separation in his shoulder, he decided to return. Reed suffered the injury early in the second..." November 25

  • Prescott, Cowboys top 'Skins for 10th straight win

    The Sports Xchange "ARLINGTON -- Despite picking up a 10th straight win Thursday against the Washington Redskins, the Dallas Cowboys did not force a turnover for the third straight game. While forcing turnovers is always a recipe for success in the NFL, the Cowboys found the weapon to compensate for it. The..." November 24

  • Redskins Would Franchise Tag Kirk Cousins in 2017

    NFL Spinzone "Currently playing on the franchise tag, Washington Redskins young quarterback Kirk Cousins is doing his best to prove to Scot McCloughan that he is the face of this franchise. Cousins completed 21-of-30 passes for 375 yards and three scores in an electric win over the Green Bay Packers on Sunday..." November 24

  • Michael Irvin explains why he wants Cowboys to lose to Redskins

    Fox Sports "A member of the Dallas Cowboys’ famed triplets during the '90s, Michael Irvin was involved in a number of games against the Washington Redskins. With the two NFC East rivals set to square off on Thanksgiving, you’d expect the Hall of Fame wideout to be backing the Cowboys. But that’s not the..." November 24

  • John Madden on Thursday football: “It just doesn’t work”

    East Bay Times "One of Thanksgiving’s greatest traditions was listening to John Madden talk football and, even though he retired from the broadcast booth in 2009, Madden can still bring it. Madden, 80, is “feeling great” after battling multiple health issues, starting with heart surgery exactly a year..." November 24

  • How You Like Kirk Cousins Now?

    The Ringer "I guess we now know who Kirk Cousins has been yelling at. Washington’s quarterback admitted earlier this week that he wishes he’d delivered his message to general manager Scot McCloughan in private, but thankfully for all of us, Cousins screamed, “HOW YOU LIKE ME NOW?” at his GM on national..." November 23

  • Josh Norman not expected to shadow Dez Bryant

    Larry Brown Sports "The last time the Washington Redskins and Dallas Cowboys met, Dez Bryant caught seven passes for 102 yards en route to his team’s 27-23 victory. Josh Norman did not shadow Bryant in that game, so surely the Redskins will want him to on Thursday, right? Not necessarily. Rich Tandler of..." November 23

  • Competition Committee to explore sideline cameras

    NFL.com "Two controversial sideline calls in two weeks have provoked questions as to how the league should review close plays along the boundaries. On Monday night, DeAndre Hopkins was ruled out of bounds on an early catch-and-run touchdown when it looked like his right foot had touched the white..." November 23

  • 9 NFL coaches who could be fired this season

    Fox Sports "Four straight losses have Mike McCarthy moving closer to the top of our hot seat rankings The unofficial second half of the NFL season begins this week as Thanksgiving is upon us. With it comes a clearer postseason picture and a whole bunch of teams that have no shot at the playoffs. Not..." November 23

  • Shannon Sharpe: NFL officiating so bad some fans think games are fixed

    Sporting News "NFL officiating has become so bad some fans think games are fixed. That was the serious charge leveled by Shannon Sharpe on FS1's "Undisputed" Tuesday after poor officiating marred the Raiders' 27-20 win Monday night against the Texans in Mexico City. The Pro Football Hall of Famer and..." November 23

  • Jerry Jones pokes fun at Dan Snyder for dancing to 'Jump Around'

    CBS Sports "Redskins owner Dan Snyder is happy. And when he's happy, it turns out, he dances. We know this because he busted a few moves on national television on Sunday night, as the Redskins were putting the finishing touches on their 42-24 beatdown of the visiting Packers. It was a sight to..." November 23

  • Is It Time for Washington to Give Kirk Cousins Franchise QB Money?

    Bleacher Report "The bill is about to become due for the Washington Redskins. Figuratively and literally. When the 2016 season ends, if the team hasn’t signed quarterback Kirk Cousins to a new contract or franchise-tagged him, Cousins would become the hottest commodity at the position, and certainly a..." November 22

  • Redskins RB Robert Kelley weighs in on his preferred nickname: FatRob or R.Kelly

    CSN Mid-Atlantic "A great story so far this season, Redskins running back Robert Kelley is making the most of his chance in the NFL. An undrafted rookie out of Tulane, Kelley was no sure thing to make the 'Skins roster out of training camp, but he ran the ball well and learned the offense, forcing himself on the..." November 22

  • Kirk Cousins: 'How you like me now' shout wasn't message for GM

    ESPN "Washington Redskins quarterback Kirk Cousins said his latest postgame catchphrase -- the "how do you like me now?" shout directed at general manager Scot McCloughan -- didn't carry any hidden message. As Cousins ran off the field following Sunday's win over the Green Bay Packers, he stopped and..." November 22

  • Joe Theismann: Kirk Cousins better than Joe Flacco, Jay Cutler, Matthew Stafford

    Sportsnaut "Former Washington Redskins quarterback Joe Theismann is a huge fan of current Washington quarterback Kirk Cousins, who has been on fire of late. “I think he’s been playing fantastic football,” Theismann said, via TMZ Sports. “The thing about Kirk, and about the position, really, is how..." November 22

  • Surging Redskins hand Packers fourth straight loss

    The Sports Xchange "LANDOVER, Md. -- On a windy Sunday night at FedEx Field, Kirk Cousins and the Washington Redskins blew past the Green Bay Packers. Cousins passed for 375 yards and three touchdowns, Robert Kelley rushed for 137 yards and three scores, and the Redskins defeated the Packers 42-24. Pierre..." November 21

  • As free agency approaches, Cousins thinks he’s proving himself

    Pro Football Talk "After having a big game in a big win over the Packers on Sunday night, Washington quarterback Kirk Cousins had something to say to the man who may sign him to a big contract in the offseason. Cousins approached Washington General Manager Scot McCloughan after the game and yelled, “How you like..." November 21

  • NFL discussing moving start times of London games

    ESPN "In a continued effort to try to improve ratings, one idea the NFL is discussing is moving the 9:30 a.m. ET games played in London to a 1 p.m. ET start time, according to league sources. The idea would be to close a viewing window the NFL had created that extended the day and possibly detracted..." November 20

  • Ryan Kerrigan needs half a sack to join elite company

    The Sports Daily "Washington Redskins outside linebacker Ryan Kerrigan has flown under the radar his entire career. But he needs just half a sack to get the attention that he deserves. As Dan Hellie of NFL Network pointed out, Kerrigan could join the likes of Reggie White, Jared Allen, Derrick Thomas and DeMarcus..." November 19

  • DeSean Jackson expected to play Sunday night

    Pro Football Talk "Washington receiver DeSean Jackson is officially listed as questionable for Sunday night against the Packers, but he’s planning to play. A league source tells PFT that Jackson expects to play Sunday despite a shoulder injury that caused him to miss last week’s game. " November 19

  • Kirk Cousins is going to get paid, even with somewhat mixed results

    Fanrag Sports "For fans of the Washington Redskins, it’s been somewhat of an emotional roller coaster at times with quarterback Kirk Cousins. Fortunately, his play seems to be trending upward, which means two different things. The first is that the Redskins have a real chance to contend for a playoff spot,..." November 19