Redskins Rumors & News

  • Redskins will eye Vikings' QB decisions with great interest

    NBC Sports Washington "Now that the Minnesota Vikings’ season is over, the team can start sorting out its quarterback situation. The Redskins will be watching the process with great interest. Minnesota has three quarterbacks who have significant NFL starting experience and all three of them are free agents. It would..." January 23

  • Kirk Cousins could land more than $25M annually on open market

    247 Sports "If the Denver Broncos hope to acquire Kirk Cousins, they're going to need the ol' Brinks truck. Or two. has calculated the market value of Cousins' next contract, which is projected to pay him $128,167,080 over five seasons -- or $25.6 million per year. This conclusion was drawn..." January 23

  • Redskins QB Kirk Cousins Headed For A Third Franchise Tag?

    NFL Trade Rumors "According to Mike Florio of Pro Football Talk, some in league circles believe the Redskins will use the franchise tag on QB Kirk Cousins for the third consecutive year. If Washington does, in fact, go this route, it would run them 44 percent more than the $23.94 million they paid Cousins in..." January 22

  • Redskins, LB Zach Brown Talking Contract

    Pro Football Rumors "While the Redskins have already entered negotiations with pending free agent linebacker Zach Brown, there is a “gap” between Brown’s asking price and Washington’s comfort level, reports John Keim of It’s unclear how many years or what type of annual salary the 28-year-old Brown is..." January 22

  • Former Redskins GM Scot McCloughan gives Kirk Cousins a tepid endorsement

    NBC Sports Washington "Former Redskins general manager Scot McCloughan was on a Denver radio station recently. In case you haven’t heard, many Broncos fans are very anxious for their team to bring in Kirk Cousins to be their quarterback. They likely were looking for McCloughan, who was the GM in Washington for the..." January 19

  • 2018 Salary Cap Could Exceed $180M?

    NFL Trade Rumors "Mike Jurecki recently spoke to a source who suggested that the 2018 NFL salary cap could end up exceeding $180 million once it’s finalized for the upcoming league year. Last we heard, Ian Rapoport of NFL Media reported a month ago that the NFL distributed 2018 salary cap projections to teams..." January 19

  • Ranking QB Kirk Cousins' best options in NFL free agency

    Sporting News "Kirk Cousins, going on three offseasons, is a highly coveted commodity in NFL free agency. Although the top free-agent quarterback is willing to sign his tender should he be franchise-tagged by the Redskins for a third consecutive time, that's unlikely to happen at a $34.47 million price tag for..." January 18

  • NFL could reportedly force players to stay in locker room during anthem in 2018

    Larry Brown Sports "Forcing players to stand for the national anthem has never really been an option for the NFL, but the league could still explore other means of preventing protests prior to the 2018 season. According to ESPN’s Jim Trotter, the NFL is considering implementing a policy that would require players..." January 18

  • Zach Brown's Twitter frustration not aimed at Redskins, per source

    NBC Sports Washington "Redskins fans desperately want Zach Brown back on the roster for the 2018 season, and a Wednesday morning tweet made many Washington fans freak out when the linebacker posted, "I guess the respect level is still low..." Don't freak out Redskin fans. The tweet has nothing to do with contract..." January 17

  • Realistic Redskins QB options in the 2018 NFL Draft

    NBC Sports Washington "Looking at our options Putting aside all the contract nuances aside, the Washington Redskins will either have Kirk Cousins at quarterback next season or they won’t. There is an argument for drafting a young passer in either scenario, though the one where Cousins exits leads to greater..." January 15

  • Brandon Marshall expects Broncos to sign free-agent QB, hints he wants Kirk Cousins

    CBS Sports "Kirk Cousins is searching for a long-term lucrative contract and the Denver Broncos are in need of a long-term fix at quarterback. The match appears to be perfect. Just ask Broncos linebacker Brandon Marshall. On Thursday, Marshall made an appearance on NFL Network's "Up To The Minute Live."..." January 13

  • Why Jets should target Redskins' Kirk Cousins

    Newark Star-Ledger "Mike Maccagnan made the right move last year. It's one of his few home runs hit as Jets' general manager. Ex-Buccaneers quarterback Mike Glennon was the hot name on the free-agent market, and the Jets were interested at their price. They pursued Glennon, but when the Bears put a three-year, $45..." January 11

  • Report | Kirk Cousins not afraid of joining Browns

    Fanrag Sports "Washington Redskins quarterback Kirk Cousins apparently does not fear the Cleveland Browns. According to Albert Breer of the MMQB, Cousins would “seriously consider” joining the Browns should he become a free agent this offseason. Cousins has gone through the process of being franchise tagged..." January 11

  • Lack of succession planning has left the Redskins in a bad place at quarterback

    NBC Sports Washington "It appears that the Redskins may have to move on from Kirk Cousins, who has been their starting quarterback for the last three years. The team may not be willing to pay what it will take to keep him in Washington and even if they wanted to pay Cousins, the quarterback may prefer to have his..." January 10

  • Jamison Crowder open to contract extension with Redskins, per source

    NBC Sports Washington "Heading into 2018 in the final year of his rookie contract, Redskins wide receiver Jamison Crowder would be open to a contract extension this offseason, per a source with knowledge of the situation. Crowder "likes it" playing in Washington and feels very comfortable with his role in head coach..." January 10

  • Redskins Coach Jay Gruden doesn’t want another one-year deal for Kirk Cousins

    Washington Post "Two years of unceasing questions about Kirk Cousins’s contractual future have been exhausting for everyone: for fans, teammates, media members, sports-radio hosts, sports-radio listeners, Peruvian chicken shop owners (really) and Washington Post readers so sick of these headlines that they..." January 08

  • Should the Jets pursue Kirk Cousins if he hits the market?

    SNY TV "Plenty of attention this year has been on the Jets positioning themselves to potentially select their quarterback of the future in the draft. With the sixth pick in hand and the consensus top five QB prospects all having thrown their name into the hat for April's draft, they seem to be well-placed..." January 08

  • Five potential landing spots if Chiefs trade Alex Smith

    CBS Sports "If any team out there is looking for a playoff-caliber quarterback, you might want to give the Chiefs a phone call this offseason. It appears that they'll be more than willing to dump Alex Smith for the right price. According to, the Chiefs will be "open" to trading Smith once their..." January 06

  • Kirk Cousins wants to stay in Washington: ‘Dream come true’

    Sportsnaut "Kirk Cousins says he would love to stay in Washington, if things work out between himself and the organization heading into the 2018 NFL offseason. Speaking with media on Friday, Cousins called being a quarterback in Washington a “dream come true,” while acknowledging things aren’t simple when it..." January 05

  • Josh Norman says cracks in Redskins defense’s chemistry were evident off the field

    Washington Post "In the spirit of brotherhood, Josh Norman opened his doors. Every Thursday, the Washington Redskins cornerback provided the venue — most often his palatial 18-acre estate in Ashburn — and enough activities to entertain several grown men for hours of team bonding. There were card games, a pool..." January 04

  • Mediocre record has Jay Gruden on the 2018 hot seat already

    NBC Sports Washington "The Redskins finished the 2017 season at 7-9. That’s not a horrible season even by the modest standards of the recent Redskins teams. In the 15 seasons since 2003, they have lost more games than they did this year eight times. And even though the season was more mediocre than disastrous, the..." January 03

  • Terrell Owens, Randy Moss headline 15 finalists for Hall of Fame class of 2018

    CBS Sports "From 108 to 27 to 15. The list of candidates for the Pro Football Hall of Fame class of 2018 continues to shrink. On Tuesday night, the Pro Football Hall of Fame whittled down the list of candidates for the Class of 2018 to 15 all-time greats. The process started with 108 nominees in September...." January 03

  • Redskins’ Kevin O’Connell Won’t Be Joining UCLA, Promoted To Passing Game Coordinator

    NFL Trade Rumors "Redskins HC Jay Gruden announced Tuesday that QBs coach Kevin O’Connell won’t be departing the team to become UCLA’s offensive coordinator and he will instead be promoted to passing game coordinator, per Ian Rapoport. Last week, Ian Rapoport reports that the Redskins could be in danger of..." January 02

  • These Six NFL Teams Could Be Forced To Do HBO’s ‘Hard Knocks’ In 2018

    NESN "The 2017 NFL regular season officially is over, and we know what you’re thinking: Which teams are eligible for “Hard Knocks” next summer? The HBO documentary gives us a behind-the-scenes look at a different NFL team each preseason, but there’s one issue: Most clubs don’t want to participate..." January 02

  • Jay Gruden wasn't overly critical of Kirk Cousins, but he was honest

    NBC Sports Washington "A pause can say a lot. Asked to describe Kirk Cousins' 2017 season, Redskins head coach Jay Gruden paused. After the coach took a second to collect his thoughts, he gave an honest answer (full video above). "When you’re 7-9, you know it’s hard to say, ‘Wow, this guy really was..." January 02

  • Redskins Extend CB Quinton Dunbar

    Pro Football Rumors "During a day dominated by the coaching carousel, the Redskins made a move to keep a young defender long-term. Washington will sign cornerback Quinton Dunbar to a three-year extension worth $10.25MM, Ian Rapoport of tweets, adding he will receive $5.25MM guaranteed. USA Today’s Mike..." January 01

  • Kirk Cousins reveals when he’ll shed light on his free agency

    New York Post "Washington quarterback Kirk Cousins knew exactly what was coming. Not so much from the Giants defense during the game but from the inquiring-mind media types afterward. As one of the hot names on the NFL free-agency list, Cousins was aware his future and not his immediate past would be..." January 01

  • Redskins won’t be parting ways with head coach Jay Gruden

    Clutch Points "With the injury-riddled 2017 NFL season finally coming to an end, it seems the Washington Redskins have already started to shift gears toward the offseason. Unfortunately for the Redskins, it holds much more questions than answers as of right now. However, the one thing they are sure of is head..." December 31

  • The blow-it-up Redskins appear ready to gamble on stability

    Washington Post "As the Washington Redskins’ 2017 season limps to a close, owner Daniel Snyder is said to be disappointed with the team’s performance and angry over the public debacle that resulted from the firing of general manager Scot McCloughan in the spring. His marketing team, meanwhile, is tracking..." December 31

  • Ryan Kerrigan’s consecutive games streak — now at 111 — is in jeopardy this weekend

    Washington Post "A day after missing practice with a sore calf, Washington Redskins outside linebacker Ryan Kerrigan is officially questionable to play in Sunday’s season finale against the New York Giants. The three-time Pro Bowler and team sack leader this season (11) returned to practice on Friday, but it’s..." December 30

  • Junior Galette’s speed could prove too much for Ereck Flowers

    Washington Post "While both teams are out of playoff contention, the Giants and the Redskins will both be playing for division pride Sunday. The Giants managed to end the Redskins’ playoff hopes in Week 17 last year when they had nothing to play for, which will surely be in the minds of Washington’s players this..." December 29

  • No major changes planned for Redskins' coaching staff

    247 Sports "Jay Gruden isn't going anywhere anytime soon. According to NFL Insider Ian Rapoport, the Washington Redskins head coach is not on the hot seat after a disappointing season in which his team could still finish with a below .500 record. There had been some unsubstantiated opinions that Gruden's..." December 29

  • Redskins expected to allow Breeland to test market

    Pro Football Rumors "Bashaud Breeland‘s been one of the most consistent presences associated with the Redskins the past four seasons, starting 56 games and ascending to the first unit as a rookie. But he could be set to play his final game with the team on Sunday. The fourth-year cornerback will be a UFA in 2018,..." December 29

  • Trent Williams faces six-month recovery from surgery

    Pro Football Talk "Washington left tackle Trent Williams will undergo surgery Friday to repair his patella tendon, John Keim of ESPN reports. Williams faces a six-month recovery, which puts him back on the field at least in time for training camp. The eight-year veteran tried to play through his knee pain. He..." December 28

  • Jay Gruden: Kirk Cousins doesn't owe me anything

    ESPN "Jay Gruden repeated what he's said a number of times over the past couple years: He wants Kirk Cousins back as the Washington Redskins quarterback. That's not a secret, nor is it a surprise. There's a chance Sunday could be Cousins' last game in a Redskins uniform. There's also a chance he and..." December 28

  • For Redskins, RB position has basically been an open casting call all season

    Washington Post "It’s an inexact science, evaluating football players heading into free agency and the NFL draft. And the challenge is compounded for NFL teams that aren’t quite sure about the quality and depth of talent they already have under contract. That describes the Washington Redskins (7-8) as they wade..." December 28

  • Washington promotes Manasseh Garner

    Pro Football Talk "Washington promoted tight end Manasseh Garner from the practice squad. He will take the roster spot of running back Kenny Hilliard, who was waived Tuesday. Garner, 25, joined the team in May after a tryout during Washington’s rookie minincamp. He caught two passes for 14 yards in four preseason..." December 27

  • Jay Gruden on Kirk Cousins’ free agency: ‘Hopefully he’ll be with us’

    Sportsnaut "Washington Redskins quarterback Kirk Cousins is expected to be one of the most talked-about free agents of the looming NFL offseason. Speaking on NBC Sports Washington, coach Jay Gruden noted that he wants Cousins back, although he did note that it might not happen. “Obviously you like to..." December 27

  • Washington waives Kenny Hilliard

    Pro Football Talk "Washington waived running back Kenny Hilliard on Tuesday, via the NFL’s official transactions wire. The team signed Hilliard three days ago after placing running back LeShun Daniels on injured reserve with a fractured hand. But Washington listed Hillard among its inactives for Sunday’s game..." December 26

  • Redskins’ LeShun Daniels breaks hand picking up ball, heads to injured reserve

    Washington Post "Another day, another Washington Redskins player placed on injured reserve. The team announced Saturday afternoon that running back LeShun Daniels’s season is officially over after he suffered a freak injury this week in practice. “He was fielding a kickoff and it bounced, and he went to pick..." December 24

  • Broncos will get long look at 'special player' in Kirk Cousins

    ESPN "Over and over again this past week, the Denver Broncos have described the Washington Redskins as “Kirk Cousins' team" in some fashion. Or as defensive coordinator Joe Woods put it: “He carries that whole offense on his back. I think they put a lot on him to make the right decisions." And..." December 24

  • How the Redskins can improve the fan experience at FedEx Field

    Washington Post "Like many Redskins fans, I’ve been a die-hard since the first Joe Gibbs era. I go to most games, organize tailgates and cheer on the burgundy and gold from behind the bench, win or lose, from the opening kickoff till the clock runs out. And like many Skins fans, I’ve invested way too much time,..." December 23

  • Washington places LeShun Daniels on IR, signs Kenny Hilliard

    Pro Football Talk "Washington placed running back LeShun Daniels on injured reserve with a fractured hand. It signed running back Kenny Hilliard in a corresponding move. Daniels injured his hand during Thursday’s practice. It is the second move the team has made at the position in two days, with Samaje Perine..." December 23

  • Trent Williams heads to injured reserve

    Pro Football Talk "Trent Williams said this week that he didn’t expect to play again unless there was an emergency situation in the final two weeks of the season. If the Redskins do run into such a predicament at left tackle, they’ll have to break a different pane of glass to address it. Coach Jay Gruden said on..." December 22

  • Washington promotes Dare Ogunbowale to take Trent Williams’ roster spot

    Pro Football Talk "Washington, in need of a healthy running back for Sunday’s game, promoted Dare Ogunbowale to the active roster Friday. He takes the roster spot cleared when the team moved left tackle Trent Williams to injured reserve with a knee injury. Washington is running out of running backs. Samaje..." December 22

  • With two games left, DeAngelo Hall uncertain what future holds with Redskins, NFL

    Washington Post "For once, DeAngelo Hall isn’t sure what to say. He rubs one hand over his supple black beard, stares off into the distance, and, after a few beats, finally shakes his head. “It’s weird I’m in Week 16 and I really haven’t had that conversation with myself,” the veteran safety says. The..." December 22

  • Kirk Cousins may be playing his last home game at FedEx Field (again)

    NBC Sports Washington "Kirk Cousins has been here before, three times in fact. On Sunday, the Redskins quarterback will play in what might be his last game wearing the home colors at FedEx Field. As you may have heard, his contract is up at the end of the year and his future is very much up in the air. “I’ve had..." December 21

  • Broncos have high praise for potential free-agent target Kirk Cousins

    Clutch Points "The Denver Broncos have a glaring problem at the quarterback position. The team currently has three quarterbacks on the roster (Brock Osweiler, Paxton Lynch, and Trevor Siemian) that were all at one point promising prospects, but now it appears John Elway and company will be looking for a new..." December 21

  • After some shifting in 2017, Redskins appear to be set at center

    NBC Sports Washington "Chase Roullier might have been the Redskins’ fourth choice to play at center this year. But he could be snapping the ball for Washington for a long time. Kory Lichtensteiger, the starter for the previous three years when healthy, retired. Veteran backup John Sullivan departed as a free agent...." December 19

  • Did Redskins’ Gruden Just Keep His Job?

    CBS Washington "It was only one ugly win over another bad team, but the Washington Redskins just hit the pressure release nearing the offseason. Beating Arizona 20-15 on Sunday before a half-empty FedEx Field sure beat increased calls for Washington coach Jay Gruden’s job. Instead, the 6-8 Redskins still have..." December 19