Redskins Rumors & News

  • Duke Ihenacho: 'I bring physicality' "This isn’t where Duke Ihenacho figured he would open the season. He anticipated another run in Denver, even after the Broncos signed a big-name free agent and even after the Broncos returned another former starter at his position. Now Ihenacho is learning a new defense and trying to figure out..." September 01

  • Robert Griffin III gets a statue at his alma mater

    Pro Football Talk "Robert Griffin III traveled from Washington to Waco this weekend to see himself immortalized at the age of 24. Griffin was back at the campus of Baylor, the school where he won the Heisman Trophy and where a new football stadium has opened that features a bronze statue of Griffin..." September 01

  • Redskins don't offer Seastrunk a practice squad spot

    CSN Washington "The Redskins have decided not to offer a practice squad spot to running back Lache Seastrunk, according to a report in the Washington Post. The team released its 2014 sixth-round draft pick on Saturday, a move that surprised some. He made a very impressive final bid to make the team in..." September 01

  • Redskins' RG3: 'We fixed what we had to fix'

    CSN Washington "Robert Griffin III is ready for the regular season to get started. “We did a good job in OTAs and training camp and through the preseason,” he said. “Now it counts. This is when all the work you put in in the offseason comes to fruition.” Griffin and the first-team offense were not as..." September 01

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    Dont do that. @WestsideJohnDoe

    TURN UP DUKE!!!! Report: Redskins Claim Ex-Broncos DB Ihenacho off Waivers (via

  • Brandon Meriweather loses appeal of suspension

    Pro Football Talk "Washington safety Brandon Meriweather is officially suspended for the first two games of the regular season. Meriweather, who was suspended for his sixth violation of the rules against hitting defenseless opponents in the head, has lost his appeal of that suspension." August 30

  • Reports: Washington cuts Zach Hocker, keeps Silas Redd

    Pro Football Talk "Washington has reportedly made a decision in its kicker competition. The club will waive rookie Zach Hocker, John Keim of reported Saturday morning. The seventh-round pick from Arkansas had been challenging incumbent kicker Kai Forbath." August 30

  • Redskins rookie Lache Seastrunk texts he's been released "In May, the Redskins used a sixth-round pick on Lache Seastrunk, the speedy running back out of Baylor. Saturday morning, Seastrunk told's John Keim in a text that he has been released. It's not uncommon for rookie sixth-rounders to fall short of the 53-man roster but Seastrunk's..." August 30

  • Redskins 24, Bucs 10: Running backs impress in preseason finale

    Washington Post "With quarterback Robert Griffin III and the rest of the starters from the Washington Redskins looking on while being rested for the night, the spotlight shifted to the hopefuls on the fringes of the roster in Thursday’s preseason finale in Tampa Bay. More than a victory, their goal was to make..." August 29

  • Bacarri Rambo: 'Night and day' different "It’s not a preview of life without Brandon Meriweather. Not when the first-team defense won’t be playing. But it is another chance for Bacarri Rambo, his likely replacement, to prove he can help as a fill-in. If Rambo struggles, the Redskins will have to consider different alternatives. If he..." August 28

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    Rich Tandler @Rich_TandlerCSN

    Per @TarikCSN preliminary indications are that Phillip Thomas’ foot injury is NOT serious. That’s early word, details to come. PT not in TB.

  • Ron Jaworski says RGIII’s mechanics have regressed in a ‘fundamental way’

    Washington Post "The search for Robert Griffin III’s doubters turned up two positive matches this week: Ron Jaworski and Colin Cowherd. The ESPN analyst and ESPN Radio braying mechanical hyena discussed Washington’s third-year quarterback on Wednesday, and both agreed that all is not well. “When you get to..." August 28

  • Snyder: Redskins have 'started the process' of planning new stadium

    CSN Washington "The Washington Redskins organization has “started the process” of designing a new stadium to serve as the team’s home, owner Dan Snyder told Comcast SportsNet in an exclusive interview Wednesday. “Whether it's Washington, D.C., whether it's another stadium in Maryland, whether it's a stadium in..." August 28

  • CBS’s Greg Gumbel says he hasn’t used ‘Redskins’ on air for three years

    Washington Post "Several NFL announcers have, in recent days, grappled with whether or not they will say “Redskins” during their broadcasts this season. CBS’s Greg Gumbel apparently resolved that issue three years ago, without anyone noticing. The play-by-play man told at least two interviewers in recent days..." August 27

  • Snyder: Redskins have "started the process" of planning new stadium

    CSN Washington "The Washington Redskins organization has “started the process” of designing a new stadium to serve as the team’s home, owner Dan Snyder told Comcast SportsNet in an exclusive interview Wednesday. “Whether it's Washington, D.C., whether it's another stadium in Maryland, whether it's a stadium in..." August 27

  • Meriweather to appeal as NFL exec called out "Washington Redskins safety Brandon Meriweather will appeal his two-game suspension for another illegal hit, amid strong support from teammates and coaches -- and fellow safety Ryan Clark calling out Troy Vincent. The NFL suspended Meriweather on Monday for two games based on what it deemed a..." August 26

  • NFLPA hopeful Sean Gilbert proposes $1M minimum salary, 18 games, other changes

    Yahoo! Sports "Sean Gilbert and DeMaurice Smith need to go at it, town-hall style battle-royale style in a debate. After all, these are the two men who could go head-to-head for the NFLPA executive director spot soon, even if the sitting executive director Smith has no plans of leaving his post. Gilbert, the..." August 26

  • Theismann backtracks on his Cousins-over-RGIII talk

    Pro Football Talk "Former Washington quarterback Joe Theismann recently sparked a firestorm by suggesting that, if his old team had an open competition at quarterback, Kirk Cousins would win the job over Robert Griffin III. “Let’s stop beating around the bush,” Theismann, a color analyst working for the team,..." August 26

  • Washington safety Brandon Meriweather suspended 2 games for illegal hit

    USA Today "The NFL has suspended Washington Redskins safety Brandon Meriweather for the first two games of the regular season following an illegal hit on Baltimore Ravens receiver Torrey Smith in Saturday's exhibition game – Meriweather's sixth violation of player safety rules. Meriweather, 30, can appeal..." August 26

  • Sarah Palin backs Mike Ditka in Redskins name controversy

    Yahoo! Sports "In what seems like the greatest Saturday Night Live sketch never written, Sarah Palin has leaped to the support of Mike Ditka in a battle against the forces of darkness threatening to strip the Washington Redskins of their team name. Now, you're probably sick of hearing about the Redskins name..." August 26

  • Redskins cut OL Mike McGlynn "The Redskins released veteran offensive lineman Mike McGlynn, along with two other players, as they trimmed the roster to 75 by Tuesday's 4 p.m. deadline. Washington also released receiver Rashad Ross and tight end Matt Veldman. McGlynn, a free agent signing from Indianapolis, was a mild..." August 26

  • Joe Theismann: Kirk Cousins has outplayed RGIII

    Washington Post "Kirk Cousins’s stats were far better than Robert Griffin III’s stats on Saturday night. But Griffin was playing against the Baltimore first-stringers, and Griffin is the franchise quarterback, and Griffin is the unquestioned starter. So you might have thought that Joe Theismann — a perpetual..." August 25

  • RG3: There will be overreactions all over the place

    Pro Football Talk "After last week’s game against the Browns, Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III took to Twitter to chastise those who doubt that he will bounce back with a strong 2014 season. If there’s a gathering of those doubters somewhere, they might need a bigger room after Saturday night. Griffin..." August 24

  • Redskins OT Morgan Moses sprains knee "Morgan Moses sprained the MCL in his right knee Saturday night and exited the Washington Redskins locker room wearing a brace and limping slightly. But he’s not sure how long he’ll be sidelined. Moses will undergo treatment on his knee Sunday, but he said he wasn’t yet sure if he needed an MRI...." August 24

  • Ravens offensive starters complete first half with strong finish in 23-17 preseason win over Washington

    Baltimore Sun "The most unsettling sight for the Ravens was not getting stuffed on two fourth-and-shorts or their inability to establish a running game. It was quarterback Joe Flacco frequently running for his life and then picking himself up off the turf. Flacco took a beating against a blitz-happy..." August 24

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    Chris Russell @Russellmania980

    Lache Seastrunk was at a family funeral this week...Who knows if he will play. Either way, Silas Redd has been better so far IMO. #Redskins

  • Washington Post editorials will no longer use ‘Redskins’ for the local NFL team

    Washington Post "THIS PAGE has for many years urged the local football team to change its name. The term “Redskins,” we wrote in 1992, “is really pretty offensive.” The team owner then, Jack Kent Cooke, disagreed, and the owner now, Daniel M. Snyder, disagrees, too. But the matter seems clearer to us now than..." August 23

  • Redskins uncertain on Bowen's return "The Washington Redskins still remain uncertain about whether or not defensive end Stephen Bowen will return for the season opener. With a little more than two weeks before that game, Bowen is on the physically unable to perform list. Bowen continues to work his way back after having..." August 21

  • The NFL's Most Valuable Teams "Just because the auction of the Buffalo Bills is having a tough time drawing bids above $1 billion two years after the Cleveland Browns sold for $987 million, and just weeks after the National Basketball Association’s Los Angeles Clippers were sold for $2 billion, doesn’t mean the National..." August 20

  • Mike Carey, longtime NFL referee, avoided Washington’s games because of the name

    Washington Post "Mike Carey sat quietly by himself in the CBS NFL game-day studio in Manhattan on Monday. As he had for 19 integrity-driven seasons as one of the league’s most highly respected officials, the network’s recently hired rules analyst blended seamlessly into the background, doing what every good..." August 20

  • DeAngelo Hall on penalty emphasis: Seahawks got their ring, now we have to deal with consequences

    Pro Football Talk "The amount of flags for defensive holding and illegal contact have been a major talking point throughout the preseason and one player affected by them thinks he knows why the league moved to emphasize those calls this season. Redskins cornerback DeAngelo Hall said there are “no ifs, ands or..." August 20

  • Mike Ditka calls Redskins name debate 'stupid' and 'appalling'

    Sporting News "The debate over whether the name of Washington's NFL team is an insult is "stupid" and the people who oppose it are "asinine,'' according to legendary coach, broadcaster and Hall of Fame player Mike Ditka. "This is so stupid it’s appalling,'' Ditka, now an ESPN analyst, told the website..." August 20

  • Simms, Dungy to avoid using Washington team name

    Pro Football Talk "As the 2014 NFL regular season approaches, and as a game involving the Washington NFL franchise airs on national television when this item is posted, a pair of prominent national broadcasters plans to avoid uttering the name of the Washington NFL franchise. Via the Associated Press, Phil Simms..." August 19

  • Jay Gruden expects honesty from brother "Jay Gruden doesn't expect his brother to change his approach, just because he's the guy in charge on the sidelines. Jon Gruden, of course, will call the Redskins preseason game against Cleveland Monday night on ESPN. It'll be a warm-up for when the Redskins play a regular-season game on "Monday..." August 18

  • Redskins' Gruden impressed with Amerson's 'swag'

    CSN Washington "We won’t know if any of the Redskins’ myriad of defensive issues that were on display in 2013 have been solved until they get at least a few regular season games under their belts. But one concern that some had earlier in the year seems to be eased. Many were wondering if David Amerson, last..." August 17

  • Familiarity with Kyle Shanahan’s offense could help Redskins’ defensive players vs. Browns, Johnny Manziel

    Washington Post "Monday night’s preseason game between Washington and the Cleveland Browns has generated considerable buzz because of high-profile rookie quarterback Johnny Manziel and his dual-threat skill set. But the Redskins’ defensive players like their chances because of their knowledge of the offense..." August 17

  • Cleveland Browns DT Phil Taylor looks forward to Monday's homecoming in Washington

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "Monday's preseason game at Washington means many things to several different Browns. For rookies, it could determine their NFL future. For many veterans, it's about getting a few reps and not getting hurt. No matter how hard veteran defensive tackle Phil Taylor attempts to downplay the..." August 16

  • Redskins RBs need work in pass protection "The drill unfolded poorly, with Roy Helu getting chastised and Lache Seastrunk getting knocked over and Alfred Morris lowering his head. It's not what Washington Redskins coaches wanted to see in this pass-protection drill in Thursday's practice. But they, and the players, also know that if..." August 16

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    Evan Drellich @EvanDrellich

    Darin Downs has a minor oblique injury, precipitated Chapman promotion

  • RG3: “Quarterback’s dream” to have responsibility I do on offense

    Pro Football Talk "Robert Griffin III hasn’t been shy about expressing his happiness about the change in Redskins coaches from Mike Shanahan to Jay Gruden this offseason and the love affair doesn’t show much signs of stopping. Griffin has been given more responsibility in the offense this season, including the..." August 15

  • Alfred Morris is ‘Steady Eddie’ in Jay Gruden’s eyes

    Washington Post "The Redskins’ passing game has run hot and cold since training camp opened July 23. The defense looks winded one day and roars back the next. But throughout the highs and lows, third-year running back Alfred Morris has motored along like a reliable, low-maintenance truck. The 5-foot-11,..." August 15

  • Redskins appeal trademark decision made by U.S. Patent Office "The Washington Redskins announced on Thursday that the team will be appealing the decision made by the United States Patent and Trademark Office to cancel the Redskins official trademark registration. Back in June, the Patent board voted to cancel the registration, a decision that obviously..." August 15

  • Redskins sign TE Matt Veldman

    CSN Washington "The Washington Redskins have signed free agent tight end Matt Veldman. Terms of the deal were not disclosed in a statement released by the team. To make room for Veldman the Redskins released defensive end Doug Worthington. Veldman (6-7, 255) entered the NFL in 2012 as a free agent with..." August 14

  • Chris Cooley says Colt McCoy will spend the rest of his career as RGIII’s backup

    Washington Post "Earlier this month, a few sentences from an writer about Kirk Cousins’s play in practice briefly reignited the ol’ “Quarterback Controversy?!?” bonfire, a flame that has popped up pretty regularly since Robert Griffin III and Cousins arrived in D.C. Silly or not, it even got to the..." August 14

  • RG III on Johnny Manziel, Kyle Shanahan "They met a couple years ago, brought together by the ultimate prize in college football. They share a style of play on the field as well, quarterbacks whose legs enhance their game. But the last thing quarterback Robert Griffin III wants to do is compare himself to Cleveland rookie Johnny..." August 14

  • Redskins rookie CB Bashaud Breeland busted for marijuana possession

    CSN Washington "When the Redskins selected Bashaud Breeland with a fourth-round draft pick in the 2014 NFL Draft, Washington hoped the rookie could emerge as a playmaker in the secondary. Now, the Redskins must deal with Breeland's run-in with police while at training camp in Richmond. Breeland was cited with..." August 13

  • Who should you draft with the No. 1 pick in fantasy football?

    USA Today "LeSean McCoy is in the best position to succeed Tim Heaney, senior fantasy writer: Why blindly pick last year’s top running back at No. 1? Jamaal Charles is a first-rounder, but 12 rushing scores and 70 receptions are hard to repeat, even with Andy Reid running things. After his monumental..." August 13

  • Bruce Allen: Gruden's meetings are intense "Washington Redskins general manager/president Bruce Allen didn't want to compare the atmosphere in Jay Gruden's first training camp to what it was like the past few seasons. Nor did Allen focus on the drama-free camp, saying if players are handling their jobs then it doesn't matter anyway. But..." August 12

  • Redskins WR DeSean Jackson to play Monday "Redskins receiver DeSean Jackson, who missed the preseason opener with a twisted ankle, said he will play in Washington's second preseason game against Cleveland on Monday. Jackson did not play against New England after hurting his ankle in a walk-through the previous day, when a Patriots..." August 11

  • DeAngelo Hall carted off with back injury

    CSN Washington "Redskins veteran DeAngelo Hall was carted off the field during Sunday’s practice after suffering an injury to his back. The severity was of the injury was not immediately known, though Head Coach Jay Gruden is scheduled to meet with reporters at 3:50 and is expected to provide a thorough..." August 11