Redskins Rumors & News

  • Bashaud Breeland not expected back in Washington

    Pro Football Talk "Cornerback Bashaud Breeland agreed to a three-year deal with the Panthers early in free agency, but never got a chance to sign it. The Panthers backed out of the deal due to a failed physical. Breeland suffered a cut on his foot that was bad enough to require a skin graft to repair it and word..." April 22

  • Saturday flex could be a strong hint for the next MNF deal

    Pro Football Talk "The 2018 schedule includes the inevitable flexing of two late-season Sunday games to Saturday. This is not, in my own personal view uninfluenced by anything I’ve heard or not heard from anyone at NBC, an insignificant development. For the first time ever (except in the event of inclement..." April 20

  • Ryan Kerrigan: Loss of Jonathan Allen was “huge” for Washington defense last year

    Pro Football Talk "The Washington Redskins had high hopes for first-round pick Jonathan Allen last season. The unanimous All-American and SEC Defensive Player of the Year at Alabama was off to a strong start in his first five games in D.C. before a Lisfranc injury ended his season in mid-October. In retrospect,..." April 19

  • Redskins 'not making a run' at Dez Bryant, per report

    247 Sports "Dez Bryant's sudden availability sent a portion of the Washington Redskins' ravenous fanbase into a firestorm when he was released by the Dallas Cowboys. His comments in the immediate aftermath didn't just fan the flames, but doused them with gasoline. Upon his release, it was claimed that..." April 19

  • NFL agent poll: Redskins, Bruce Allen get low marks on preparedness, trust

    USA Today "USA TODAY Sports NFL columnist Jarrett Bell and NFL reporter Lindsay H. Jones have been polling agents this year to get a sense of how they view the league’s teams, executives and its issues, particularly those linked to labor relations and collective bargaining. A total of 25 agents responded..." April 19

  • Vernon Davis happy to be reunited with Alex Smith

    NFL.com "Reunited and it feels so good... Vernon Davis spent his first seven seasons with Alex Smith in San Francisco. Now, six years later the grizzled veterans are reuniting in D.C. The tight end spoke glowingly about teaming up with Smith, who spent the past five seasons with the Kansas City..." April 18

  • Strahan, Bradshaw, Long to work Thursday night pregame for FOX

    Pro Football Talk "FOX still hasn’t announced who will be in the booth on Thursday Night Football this season, but it has announced who will be on the pregame set. Michael Strahan, Terry Bradshaw and Howie Long will work the pregame show on Thursday nights, FOX announced today." April 18

  • Redskins OL Ty Nsekhe Signs RFA Tender

    Pro Football Rumors "Redskins tackle Ty Nsekhe has signed his second-round restricted free agent tender, according to Mike Garafolo of NFL.com (Twitter link). Nsekhe will now be paid $2.914MM for the 2018 campaign. Nsekhe got a late start to his NFL career, as he spent time in the Arena Football League before..." April 18

  • NFL to release 2018 regular-season schedule Thursday

    NFL.com "The 2018 NFL regular-season schedule will soon be here. The schedule will be announced exclusively on NFL Network during the 2018 NFL Schedule Release Presented by Verizon at 8 p.m. ET on Thursday as part of a two-hour long special. The special will be hosted by Scott Hanson and feature NFL..." April 18

  • Redskins Pick Up G Brandon Scherff’s Fifth-Year Option

    NFL Trade Rumors "According to Albert Breer of TheMMQB.com, the Redskins have exercised G Brandon Scherff‘s fifth-year option for the 2019 season on Monday. This shouldn’t come as much of a surprise, considering that Scherff is one of Washington’s best offensive linemen. It’s worth mentioning that the..." April 16

  • NFL, NFLPA announce ban of 10 helmet models after laboratory study

    CBS Sports "The NFL and NFLPA released a joint statement Monday that they have banned 10 helmet models from being used in the future. Six of the 10 helmet models are banned immediately, while four are only permitted to be worn by the players that wore them in 2017. The results of the laboratory testing,..." April 16

  • Josh Norman to Dez 'Forget the Beef Let's Team Up!'

    TMZ "They've had some epic matchups over the years ... but Josh Norman is willing to bury the hatchet and play nice with Dez Bryant if he signs with the Redskins! We actually broke the news to the Redskins star cornerback about the Dallas Cowboys parting ways with Bryant -- and he seemed a little..." April 14

  • Redskins should get Jonathan Allen ready to go on Monday, per source

    NBC Sports Washington "Jonathan Allen is expected to be ready to go when Redskins team activities resume next week, per a source with knowledge of the situation. The second-year defensive tackle from Alabama has been a mainstay in the Redskins Park weight room this offseason, the source said, working out with other..." April 13

  • Washington waives Otha Peters, Orion Stewart

    Pro Football Talk "Washington waived linebacker Otha Peters and safety Orion Stewart on Friday. Peters, 24, played in three games last season after being promoted to the 53-player roster on December 12. Washington first signed him to the practice squad on November 13. He began his NFL career with the Seahawks,..." April 13

  • Report: Seahawks signing QB Stephen Morris after postponing Kaepernick visit

    The Score "The Seahawks are signing free-agent quarterback Stephen Morris, a source told NFL Network's Ian Rapoport. The report comes a day after it was revealed Seattle postponed a workout with Colin Kaepernick because of issues related to his protests during the national anthem." April 13

  • The NFL is reportedly dumping its Color Rush uniforms this year

    Awful Announcing "NFL fans expecting to see the ridiculously colored “Color Rush” uniforms during Thursday Night Football this season appear to be in for a rude awakening. According to sports radio guru Jason Barrett of Barrett Sports Media, Fox Sports EVP of Programming, Research and Content Strategy Bill..." April 11

  • Redskins have yet to replace what they lost in secondary

    Washington Post "The Washington Redskins will have a difficult decision to make if thought-to-be-stars Derwin James and/or Minkah Fitzpatrick remain on the board when they pick at No. 13 in the upcoming NFL Draft. The bigger hole on the defense is along the line and the bigger need to address is a run defense that..." April 10

  • Redskins waive QB Stephen Morris, per report

    247 Sports "Stephen Morris is now looking for a new NFL home. According to NFL Insider Ian Rapoport, the Washington Redskins have parted ways with the young quarterback after acquiring the services of Kevin Hogan from the Cleveland Browns in return for a sixth-round pick. The Redskins and Browns also..." April 09

  • Separating fact from fiction in the Redskins' search for a running back

    NBC Sports Washington "The Redskins need to produce more in the run game. Jay Gruden said as much, and so did Doug Williams. As a team, Washington rushed for 90.5 yards-per-game last season. That ranked 28th out of 32 teams. Rookie Samaje Perine led the team with 603 yards, but he averaged just 3.4 yards-per-carry..." April 09

  • Redskins S DJ Swearinger campaigns for team to draft DT

    Larry Brown Sports "DJ Swearinger knows exactly what he wants his Washington Redskins to do in the upcoming NFL Draft. Swearinger was on Twitter Saturday night sharing his thoughts on what direction his team should take in the draft, making it clear that they need some help on the defensive line. He pointed out..." April 08

  • Browns GM John Dorsey completes wipeout of 2017 QB room by trading Kevin Hogan to Washington

    Ohio.com "New Browns General Manager John Dorsey recorded a hat trick Friday by trading a quarterback for the third time in less than a month. By shipping backup Kevin Hogan to Washington, Dorsey completed a wipeout of the quarterback room the Browns had last season when they became just the second team..." April 06

  • Josh Norman says rival Dez Bryant ‘has a lot left in the tank’

    Larry Brown Sports "It’s safe to say Josh Norman and Dez Bryant have always had an extensive on-field rivalry, but as many question the Dallas Cowboys receiver, Norman is coming to his defense. In an appearance on Fox Sports 1’s Undisputed, Norman thinks Bryant can return to being one of the NFL’s best — if he can..." April 06

  • Jay Gruden sees no problems with Alex Smith learning offense

    247 Sports "With the divide between Kirk Cousins and Washington Redskins widening by the day, the franchise faced an uncertain future when it came to the quarterback position. No longer is that the case. In December, word leaked that the Redskins had struck a deal with the Kansas City Chiefs for the..." April 06

  • FOX Sports Working on Plan to Have Michael Strahan Host 'Thursday Night Football' Pregame Show in New York

    SI "A source tells SI.com that FOX’s plan for its “Thursday Night Football” pregame show is to bring it to New York City with a scaled down version of its regular “FOX NFL Sunday” cast. The network, whose Sunday NFL pregame show is based Los Angeles, is expected to air Thursday’s show from the Big..." April 06

  • Report: Raiders meeting with free-agent LB Junior Galette

    247 Sports "Even with the signings of Tahir Whitehead, Emmanuel Lamur and Kyle Wilber, the Oakland Raiders still have a major need at the linebacker position. There are lingering questions about how the starting linebacker corps will look in 2018, and the fact that Bruce Irvin will be moving to defensive..." April 05

  • Redskins to meet with Da'Ron Payne, per report

    247 Sports "First is was Vita Vea, but now it's Da'Ron Payne's chance to impress the Washington Redskins. According to Ben Standig of Sports Capitol DC, the highly-touted nose tackle is set to visit with the team this week as the Redskins ramp up their preparations for the NFL Draft. Payne has previously..." April 04

  • Redskins to sign NT Phil Taylor Sr. to one-year deal

    Washington Post "The Washington Redskins intend to re-sign defensive lineman Phil Taylor Sr. to a one-year deal, according to a person with knowledge of negotiations that are being finalized this week. Taylor, who turns 30 on Saturday, had been penciled in as the Redskins’ starting nose tackle heading into the..." April 03

  • Jay Gruden explains Redskins free agency plan

    247 Sports "Fans have been vocal in their displeasure with the Washington Redskins' lack of spending, but it's all a part of the plan. The Redskins have appeared to sit idle in their pursuit of multiple targets, making offers and hosting free agents however seemingly unable to get deals over the line...." April 02

  • No Sweatpants in Public: Inside the Rule Books for N.F.L. Cheerleaders

    New York Times "Cheerleaders for the Carolina Panthers, known as the TopCats, must arrive at the stadium on game days at least five hours before kickoff. Body piercings and tattoos must be removed or covered. Water breaks can be taken only when the Panthers are on offense. TopCats must leave the stadium to change..." April 02

  • Falcons have workout set up for Limestone’s speedy wide receiver Vyncint Smith

    Atlanta Journal-Constitution "The Falcons have a workout set with speedy LImestone wide receiver Vyncint Smith for Monday, according to a person with knowledge of the situation. Smith caught NFL’s scouts attention after running a 4.36 at South Carolina’s Pro Day. " April 01

  • Jonathan Allen: “No way of telling” about how much I’ll work at OTAs

    Pro Football Talk "Defensive lineman Jonathan Allen recorded the first sack of his NFL career in his third game, but he didn’t add to that total before his season came to an abrupt end. Allen suffered a Lisfranc injury in Washington’s fifth game of the year and the Redskins had to go without their 2017..." April 01

  • Josh Doctson ready to get to work with Alex Smith

    Pro Football Talk "Josh Doctson isn’t ready to talk much about his new quarterback, Alex Smith, and the changes Washington has undergone this offseason. But he is ready to get back to work. The receiver has not worked with Smith yet, but he has talked to him and can’t wait to get started. “As an athlete, being..." March 31

  • Jordan Reed will miss Redskins’ OTAs

    Yardbarker "Having played in just 52 of a possible 80 regular-season games since being a Redskins 2013 draft choice, Jordan Reed remains mired in an injury battle. And it will be a bit before Washington sees him in action again. When asked if his top tight end will be able to participate in OTAs this year,..." March 31

  • It’s never too early for Redskins to think about Alex Smith’s successor

    Washington Post "The Washington Redskins have Alex Smith locked up through the 2022 season after a new four-year, $94 million extension, but that doesn’t mean it’s too early to think about the quarterback of the future. Smith is 33, and the time could be now to add a young signal-caller who can learn from Smith..." March 31

  • Redskins likely to take running back early in NFL Draft

    247 Sports "The Washington Redskins need a game-changing running back to help alter the fortunes of the offense, and it appears they're ready to spend an early draft pick on getting one. First discussed by Jay Gruden at the Senior Bowl and later by Doug Williams at the NFL Combine, the Redskins brass have..." March 31

  • Su’a Cravens: I never quit on football, missing a year tore me up

    Washington Post "After leaving the Redskins a week before the start of last year’s regular season to deal with personal and health-related issues and subsequently being placed on the reserve/left squad list by the team that selected him in the second round of the 2016 draft, Su’a Cravens couldn’t bring himself to..." March 31

  • Redskins waive running back LeShun Daniels

    Pro Football Talk "The Washington Redskins waived running back LeShun Daniels on Thursday. Daniels appeared in four games last season for Washington and gained 14 yards on three carries. He was placed on injured reserve in December due to a fractured hand. Daniels was an undrafted free agent signing out of the..." March 30

  • Bruce Allen: Team presidents should be judged by wins and losses

    Washington Post "“His statistics are easy to see,” Redskins GM Bruce Allen said this week, when asked about new quarterback Alex Smith. “There’s three quarterbacks who have 50 wins in the last five years. It doesn’t take a rocket scientist to figure out that might be the type of guy you want on your football..." March 30

  • Jay Gruden: Alex Smith ‘without a doubt’ is an upgrade at QB

    Sportsnaut "In a surprising move that took place directly after this year’s Pro Bowl, the Washington Redskins orchestrated a trade for quarterback Alex Smith. That trade abruptly put an end to quarterback Kirk Cousins’ future in Washington. Fast forward a couple months and Redskins head coach Jay Gruden..." March 28

  • Goodell: Helmet should be for protection, not a weapon

    NFL.com "A day after the NFL broadened the helmet-hit rule, NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell expanded on the decision the league hopes will help make the game safer. "Our focus is how to take the head out of the game and make sure that we're using the helmet as protection, and it's not being used as a..." March 28

  • NFL Competition Committee may consider eliminating kickoffs

    Larry Brown Sports "Kickoffs may be the next NFL stalwart to go out the window in the name of player safety. Green Bay Packers president Mark Murphy, a member of the NFL Competition Committee, said that if nobody can find a way to reduce injuries on kickoffs, the committee will strongly consider eliminating them..." March 28

  • Su’a Cravens traded to Broncos

    Pro Football Talk "So much for Washington not trading Su'a Cravens. Cravens, the Washington safety who was drafted in the second round in 2016 and didn’t play at all in 2017, has been traded to Denver. The deal features Denver giving up a fourth-round pick and two fifth-round picks for Cravens, a fourth-round..." March 28

  • NFL institutes 15-yard penalty, possible ejection for lowering head to make hit

    ESPN "NFL owners passed an unexpected rule Tuesday that will expand penalties for helmet-to-helmet contact, one that is more significant and far-reaching than the NCAA's targeting rule. Under the change, a player will be penalized 15 yards and potentially ejected any time he lowers his head to..." March 27

  • NFL gives officiating office authority to eject players remotely

    Pro Football Talk "Ejections are no longer at the sole discretion of the on-field officials. The NFL’s owners voted today on a new rule that authorizes a designated member of the officiating department to instruct on-field game officials to eject a player who commits “a flagrant non-football act,” if a foul for..." March 27

  • CBS says fewer ad breaks in NFL games will stay for the 2018 season

    Awful Announcing "Last season, the NFL and its television partners reduced the amount of ad breaks from five per quarter to four. That was in hopes of stopping the silly score-commercial-kickoff-commercial sequence. While it did reduce the number of those silly sequences, the change didn’t get rid of them..." March 27

  • Owners unanimously approve simplified catch rule

    ESPN "NFL owners approved new rules and bylaws on Tuesday, including unanimously approving the proposal to change the league's catch rule and authorizing in-game ejections from the league's officiating office. The owners also made permanent the rule change that teams start from the 25-yard line after..." March 27

  • Browns 'in conversation' with free agent Junior Galette

    247 Sports "General Manager John Dorsey has already made several additions to the Cleveland Browns roster this off-season. In addition to acquiring three players via trade, the team has signed nine players in free agency. One name that remains on the radar is Washington Redskins outside linebacker Junior..." March 27

  • Report: NFL source doesn't see 'Skins signing Johnathan Hankins

    247 Sports "Johnathan Hankins remains the Washington Redskins' top free agent target, but things could be trending in the wrong direction after a league source told JP Finlay of NBC Sports Washington that he "doesn't see" a deal happening for the defensive tackle. Having already lost out on Sylvester..." March 26

  • The Redskins make signing of OLB Pernell McPhee official

    NBC Sports Washington "About a week after he visited Redskins Park, edge rusher Pernell McPhee has decided that he wants to stay. The Redskins announced that they have signed the 29-year-old McPhee. There were a few strong hints that this was going to happen. Shortly after McPhee left Redskins Park there was a report..." March 26

  • The Redskins won’t be bringing back pass rusher Junior Galette

    Washington Post "The Washington Redskins have informed linebacker Junior Galette that they’re “going in another direction” at his position next season, Doug Williams, the team’s senior vice president for personnel, confirmed in an interview Sunday. Williams characterized the conversation with Galette, who had..." March 26

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