Redskins Rumors & News

  • Bruce Allen says he met privately with Chris Cooley, Scot McCloughan

    Washington Post "Sports programming blares on every TV screen at the Southern Railway Taphouse, a bustling gastropub near downtown Richmond’s old canals and former tobacco warehouses, where Virginia state legislators and lobbyists, worn down by six weeks of committee meetings and floor sessions, munch chicken..." April 23

  • Chris Thompson signs restricted free agent tender

    Pro Football Talk "Friday is the deadline for restricted free agents to sign offer sheets with other teams, leaving players with little choice beyond signing their tenders if they are going to play during the 2017 season. Running back Chris Thompson didn’t sign with anyone else since being tendered by the..." April 21

  • Kirk Cousins stomps trade rumors into the dirt

    Washington Post "Some Redskins fans this offseason have worried that Kirk Cousins has no interest in signing a long-term deal with the Redskins. They’ve studied his words for any clue that he’d like to spend the bulk of his career in this town, and they’ve criticized him for his indifference. Still, Cousins — who..." April 20

  • Redskins to host first Thanksgiving game in franchise history

    Washington Post "For the first time in franchise history, the Washington Redskins will host a Thanksgiving Day game. The New York Giants come to FedEx Field on Nov. 23, according to a person with knowledge of the situation. It’s slated to be the Thursday night contest, a game the NFL added in 2006 to complement..." April 20

  • NFL owners chipped in millions to fund President Trump’s inauguration events

    Sporting News "Redskins owner Daniel Snyder was among many high-rolling sports figures to contribute to President Donald Trump's inaugural festivities, including six other NFL owners who donated $1 million, The Washington Post reported, citing a Federal Election Commission filing it obtained. The Republican..." April 20

  • Phil Simms joining CBS’ The NFL Today as studio analyst

    Sportsnaut "CBS announced Wednesday that Phil Simms will be joining the show The NFL Today as a studio analyst. Simms had previously made it clear he wasn’t done working in broadcasting after being bumped for Tony Romo in the live booth next to Jim Nantz. A consummate professional, we expect Simms to..." April 19

  • Poll: 87 percent of NFL fans oppose their team drafting player with history of violence against women

    Sportsnaut "According to one poll, the majority of NFL fans aren’t on board with their favorite team drafting a player who has physically abused a woman. “A Marist poll conducted for HBO’s Real Sports found that the vast majority of fans — 87 percent — say that they would oppose their favorite NFL team..." April 19

  • Jamison Crowder: Our offense can still be explosive

    Pro Football Talk "Quarterback Kirk Cousins got the franchise tag again this year, but he lost a couple of his most frequent targets during free agency. Wide receivers DeSean Jackson and Pierre Garçon each left the Redskins to sign with other teams, taking 135 catches, 2,046 yards and seven touchdowns with them...." April 17

  • Pierre Garçon: Washington players “loved” Scot McCloughan

    Pro Football Talk "49ers receiver Pierre Garςon joined PFT Live on Friday to discuss his new team. Given the issues that have engulfed his former team during the current offseason, he addressed some questions about that, too. The biggest question relates to the termination of G.M. Scot McCloughan, who claims (via..." April 16

  • Redskins LB Cast to Play Sean Taylor ... On Murder Investigation Show

    TMZ "A Washington Redskins linebacker has been cast to portray slain Redskins legend Sean Taylor in a new TV show about his murder ... TMZ Sports has learned. We've learned 25-year-old Khairi Fortt will star as Taylor on a June episode of "The Perfect Murder" on Investigation Discovery ... which..." April 15

  • Is safety still a high priority for the Redskins?

    Washington Post "The NFL Draft is now less than two weeks away (unfortunately, a very long 13 days), and the Washington Redskins have plenty of questions leading up to the three-day event. It seems to be an annual question with this team, but what exactly is Washington going to do at safety? It has some pieces on..." April 14

  • Redskins' Trent Murphy suspended four games for violating NFL's PED policy

    CBS Sports "The Redskins' first four opponents are unknown at this point, but even without that important piece of information, their opening four-game stretch just got a little bit tougher. That's because the NFL suspended linebacker Trent Murphy for four games Friday after he violated the league's..." April 14

  • After working with Kirk Cousins, Terrelle Pryor says 'we're going to do well'

    ESPN "- The benefit started the night before they worked on the field for the first time. Washington Redskins receiver Terrelle Pryor spent two hours in the hotel room of his new quarterback, Kirk Cousins, talking football. It mattered. They discussed various plays Pryor had run in Cleveland last..." April 14

  • Education is still a priority for Josh Dobbs, even with draft approaching

    Pro Football Talk "Unlike most players who are preparing for the draft, former Tennessee quarterback Josh Dobbs didn’t withdraw from school. Instead, he has shuttled between the IMG training facility in Florida and Knoxville to finish the final six hours of classwork needed for graduation. Appearing on Thursday’s..." April 13

  • Terrance Knighton retiring after 7 seasons to pursue coaching

    The Sports Quotient "Defensive tackle Terrance Knighton, known as ‘Pot Roast,’ has made the decision to retire from the NFL, according to ESPN’s Adam Schefter. Knighton spent seven seasons in the NFL and was not on any team for the 2016 season. Knighton was drafted in the third round of the 2009 NFL draft by the..." April 13

  • NFL players on the trading block: Big names who could get dealt

    ESPN "Of all the potential NFL offseason storylines, "Seahawks trade Richard Sherman" would have ranked among the least believable two or three months ago. Yet, here we are. Sherman and the Seahawks, one of the most beautiful and successful pairings of player and NFL organization in the past..." April 12

  • NFL Relocation Fees Are Revenues The Players Will Never Touch

    Deadspin "NFL owners are poised to rake in a fortune from the recent franchise relocations of the Rams, Chargers, and Raiders. Those owners naturally won’t be sharing a penny from that windfall with the players. As a condition of approving all three franchise moves in the last 15 months, the league..." April 11

  • Redskins QB Kirk Cousins does not expect to be traded

    Sportsnaut "All the talk surrounding a potential Kirk Cousins trade earlier in the offseason has died down. It now looks like Cousins will play under the franchise tag for a second consecutive season. While the Pro Bowl quarterback isn’t too happy about his current situation, he knows full well that a..." April 11

  • NFL's Junior Galette Tased During Spring Break Arrest, Cops Say

    TMZ "Police used a taser to subdue and arrest Washington Redskins linebacker Junior Galette during an alleged violent incident at Black Beach Weekend in Mississippi ... law enforcement tells TMZ Sports. We spoke with Sgt. Rhodes of the Biloxi Police Dept. who tells us an officer was flagged down..." April 11

  • Should the Redskins really consider a running back at 17th overall?

    Washington Post "The NFL draft is just 17 days away, and the Washington Redskins have the opportunity to help themselves on both sides of the ball with the 17th overall pick, plus nine other selections (one in the second round, a third, two fourths, a fifth and two in both the sixth and seventh rounds). So what..." April 11

  • NFL releases 2017 preseason schedule "The NFL released the entire 2017 preseason schedule Monday. The 65-game slate features eight nationally televised matchups, including a game between the Chargers and Rams at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum on Aug. 26 at 8 p.m. ET. The 2017 preseason will kick off Thursday, Aug. 3 (NBC, 8 p.m...." April 11

  • NFL Fining Players Who Participated In Vegas Arm Wrestling Event

    CBS Pittsburgh "Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker James Harrison is reportedly getting fined by the NFL, but not for what you might think. Over the weekend Harrison and dozens of other current and former NFL players reportedly participated in the Pro Football Arm Wrestling Championship at the MGM Grand Hotel &..." April 10

  • Washington adds offensive lineman John Kling

    Pro Football Talk "The Washington Redskins have added a former Arena Football League offensive lineman to their roster. The team signed John Kling on Thursday. The 6-foot-8 offensive lineman went undrafted last year out of the University of Buffalo before signing with the Chicago Bears as an undrafted free agent...." April 07

  • Should the Redskins shift to a run-first philosophy?

    CSN Mid-Atlantic "Here is what you need to know on this Thursday, April 6, 21 days before the April 27 NFL draft. Timeline Days until: —Offseason workouts begin (4/17) 11 —Redskins rookie camp (5/12) 36 —Redskins OTAs start (5/24) 48 —First Sunday of 2017 season (9/10) 148 Should the Redskins shift..." April 06

  • Will Washington choose not to replace Scot McCloughan?

    Pro Football Talk "Washington won’t be replacing G.M. Scot McCloughan before the draft. The team also may not be replacing him after the draft. As suggested over the weekend by Nora Princiotti of the Washington Times and mentioned in Wednesday’s SportsBusiness Daily, the team won’t necessarily hire a General..." April 05

  • Amazon Scores With Live-Streaming Rights For NFL 'TNF' Package

    Sports Business Daily "Amazon will replace Twitter in live streaming the NFL’s “Thursday Night Football.” The company will livestream the 10 “TNF” games carried by CBS and NBC as part of a one-year deal that the league announced late Tuesday. Amazon paid $50M for the rights, substantially more than the $10M that Twitter..." April 05

  • Redskins agree to terms with Zach Brown

    Washington Post "The Washington Redskins have made their most significant defensive acquisition nearly a month into free agency, agreeing to terms on Monday with inside linebacker Zach Brown following his visit to Redskins Park, according to Brown’s agent. In a brief telephone interview Monday, Miami-based..." April 03

  • Hard Knocks will remain on HBO with new four-year deal

    Awful Announcing "When it comes to sports documentaries, HBO’s Hard Knocks was revolutionary. It may be impossible to believe it now, but Hard Knocks has been around since 2001 when the Baltimore Ravens first took the plunge to allow HBO cameras into their training camp. Since that time the NFL has had a team..." April 03

  • Redskins to host Zach Brown on free-agent visit

    NFL Trade Rumors "Master Tesfatsion of the Washington Post is reporting that the Redskins will host free agent LB Zach Brown for a visit on Monday. The visit was first reported by Jamal Womble. Womble mentioned that most of the conversations involving Brown have been about where he can go and be..." April 02

  • Washington doesn’t comment on Michael Robinson’s quotes from McCloughan

    Pro Football Talk "On Thursday, former Washington G.M. Scot McCloughan broke his silence, via former NFL fullback and current NFL Network analyst Michael Robinson. Robinson painted a picture of the final meeting between McCloughan and team president Bruce Allen that likely didn’t come from the H.R. seminar about how..." April 01

  • Washington still offering Cousins $20M, low guarantee

    Yardbarker "Kirk Cousins seems to be no closer to signing an extension with Washington today than he was several months ago, and that could be because the team has not budged from its initial offer. A report from February claimed Washington has offered Cousins a contract with an average annual value of $20..." March 31

  • Scot McCloughan has not been drinking

    Larry Brown Sports "When Scot McCloughan was finally fired by Washington earlier this month, a leak said that the GM was having alcohol issues. The other side of the story is that team president Bruce Allen was jealous of McCloughan and got rid of him for that reason. Though McCloughan hasn’t spoken about his..." March 31

  • Scot McCloughan 'felt the hate' from Redskins president Bruce Allen

    Richmond Times-Dispatch "Any hope of an amicable divorce between the Washington Redskins and former general manager Scot McCloughan could have been shattered on Thursday. McCloughan spoke in a phone call Wednesday with Michael Robinson, a former Seattle Seahawks player and Richmond native. Robinson was signed by..." March 31

  • Redskins' Doctson suggests he's back to full health after Achilles woes

    CBS Sports "Doctson (Achilles) suggested he is 100 percent healthy for the first time since last offseason, CSN Mid-Atlantic reports. Selected 22nd overall in last year's draft, Doctson struggled with an Achilles injury throughout the team's offseason program and into the regular season, ultimately logging..." March 30

  • Kirk Cousins, Redskins have not talked contract this year

    Sportsnaut "The entire drama surrounding quarterback Kirk Cousins and his Washington Redskins has died down a bit. Just when it looked like Cousins might be traded, the Pro Bowler signed his franchise tag tender. As of now, it sure looks like the Skins are intent on keeping him through the 2017..." March 30

  • Report: Redskins offer QB Kirk Cousins a five-year extension

    Fanrag Sports "According to a report from Albert Breer, the Washington Redskins really do think QB Kirk Cousins is the long-term answer and have offered him a five-year extension that would keep him in Washington through the 2022 season. Cousins has been franchise tagged for the second year in a row. The two..." March 30

  • Jay Gruden says QB Kirk Cousins will have to adjust to Redskins' taller wide receivers

    CSN Mid-Atlantic "The Redskins have added some height to their receiving corps in free agency but that doesn’t mean that coach Jay Gruden leans strongly towards the big guys. “I like big receivers. But I also like little ones like Jamison [Crowder],” said Gruden at the NFL meetings in Phoenix. Crowder, 5-9, is..." March 30

  • Redskins’ Jay Gruden ‘disappointed’ about the Scot McCloughan firing

    Washington Post "Jay Gruden hadn’t lobbied for a contract extension. And he didn’t see one coming earlier this month when Washington Redskins owner Daniel Snyder and Bruce Allen, the team’s president, offered the two-year extension that takes Gruden through the 2020 season. “I signed it right away when it was..." March 29

  • NFL concussion settlement takes nasty turn

    ESPN "The $1 billion NFL concussion settlement -- nearly six years in the making yet still to deliver a penny to former players and their families for brain injuries stemming from football -- is revealing the underbelly of the legal system to former players and their families. As they finally close..." March 29

  • Bruce Allen: Redskins committed to Cousins contract "After a month filled with uncommon franchise-tag intrigue and relentless trade rumors, the Washington Redskins are presenting a unified front in their renewed commitment to Kirk Cousins. In a Tuesday interview with 980-AM in Washington, team president Bruce Allen emphasized that the..." March 29

  • Scot McCloughan Unlikely To Rejoin Seattle

    Pro Football Rumors "Former Redskins general manager Scot McCloughan has been in touch with the Seahawks GM John Schneider, but there are “no plans at this time” for McCloughan to rejoin the Seattle front office, according to Sheil Kapadia of McCloughan worked for the Seahawks from 2010-13 as a senior..." March 28

  • NFL: Concussions dropped by around 10 percent

    Fanrag Sports "According to the NFL, concussions dropped in 2016, falling by around 10 percent. That would make it appear that the strict concussion protocol has been working. Since the lawsuit, the NFL has been working to cut back on concussions. They originally rose with the new protocol, but the NFL..." March 28

  • 2017 NFL schedule: League reportedly hoping to unveil full schedule in late April

    CBS Sports "The release of the NFL schedule has become much more than an announcement with a long list of football games to be played in the future. It’s become a full-blown spectacle, with a three- or four-hour television program planned around it on multiple networks. This despite everyone already knowing..." March 28

  • Leaping block attempts on field goals, extra points expected to be banned

    ESPN "NFL owners are expected to pass a rule on Tuesday that will prohibit players from leaping over linemen to try to block field goal and extra-point attempts, sources told ESPN's Adam Schefter. Sources said the league feels the play is too dangerous and a player could get flipped over and..." March 28

  • NFL Owners Approve Raiders' Relocation Proposal

    NBC New York "NFL owners have given the Oakland Raiders the green light to continue with their current home in the East Bay in favor of Las Vegas. Stay tuned for updates. Monday could be the day many fans of the "Silver and Black" have feared for years. NFL owners stationed in Phoenix could vote as..." March 28

  • The NFL has an odd rule about refs visiting Las Vegas during the regular season

    CBS Sports "If the Raiders want to have an officiating crew at the first game they play in Las Vegas, then the NFL is going to have change one of its weirdest rules, which you probably didn’t even know about: NFL refs aren’t allowed to visit Sin City during the season. Under current league policy, every..." March 27

  • NFL owners to rake in absurd money in Rams, Chargers and Raiders relocation fees

    Sportsnaut "NFL owners are in Phoenix, Arizona for the Annual League Meeting, and they’re expected to approve a proposal that would send the Oakland Raiders to Las Vegas. Now we have at least one idea about why there is so much overwhelming support for the proposed move, as it means more money in the..." March 27

  • Redskins President Says They Haven’t Discussed Kirk Cousins Trade With Any Team

    NFL Trade Rumors "Redskins president Bruce Allen tells JP Finley of CSN Mid-Atlantic that they’ve discussed any trades involving franchise QB Kirk Cousins this offseason, despite numerous trade rumors. “I can’t keep up with the rumors,” Allen said. “Kirk and I have talked almost a dozen times this offseason, and..." March 27

  • These three lingering free agents could fill Redskins’ lingering needs

    Washington Post "We’re now two weeks into NFL free agency, but a few impact players are still available. The Washington Redskins addressed needs at wide receiver (Terrelle Pryor), defensive line (Terrell McClain and Stacy McGee) and safety (D.J. Swearinger), but they could still use quality players at certain..." March 24

  • Redskins bolster WR corps by adding Quick

    ESPN "The Washington Redskins signed Brian Quick on Friday, adding to the team's depth chart at wide receiver after losing two starters earlier this month. Quick's agreement was announced by his agents on Twitter and later confirmed by the team. Earlier this month, wide receivers DeSean Jackson..." March 24

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