Redskins Rumors & News

  • 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

  • Top GM candidates not interested in Redskins job due to Daniel Snyder

    Sportsnaut "The Washington Redskins remain in utter turmoil following a disappointing 2016 season. Just as free agency was getting going earlier this month, the team fired general manager Scot McCloughan amid leaks from the organization that his drinking had become a problem. That came around the same time..." March 24

  • Redskins propose a rule rewarding teams for blasting kickoffs through the uprights

    CBS Sports "Kickoffs have been effectively neutered in recent years as the NFL focused on limiting the number of players involved in the play in the hopes of limiting the number of head injuries stemming from kickoffs. Most of the time, a kicker steps up, blasts a kickoff deep in the end zone and there’s a..." March 24

  • Redskins propose new NFL bylaw for Thursday Night Football uniforms

    Fanrag Sports "Tired of those the color rush uniforms used on Thursday Night Football? The Washington Redskins certainly are. According to Rich Campbell of The Chicago Tribune, Washington proposed an NFL bylaw change Thursday that would enable teams to opt out of wearing the color rush uniforms during the..." March 24

  • ESPN formally announces Suzy Kolber, Samantha Ponder, Trey Wingo to head NFL studio shows

    Awful Announcing "Three weeks ago, Jim Miller reported that ESPN would replace Chris Berman with a trio of studio hosts: Trey Wingo, Suzy Kolber and Samantha Ponder. On Thursday, ESPN finally confirmed the news, announcing that Kolber will host Monday Night Countdown, Ponder will lead Sunday NFL Countdown and Wingo..." March 23

  • Packers Sign DT Ricky Jean Francois To One-Year, $3M Deal

    NFL Trade Rumors "Adam Schefter is reporting that the Packers have signed DT Ricky Jean Francois to a one-year, $3 million contract on Thursday. It’s worth mentioning that signing Jean Francois to a contract won’t impact a team’s compensatory picks, considering that he was released. The Seahawks and Bears..." March 23

  • Redskins to meet with Tim Hightower

    Richmond Times-Dispatch "The Washington Redskins met with running back Tim Hightower on Wednesday, one of several meetings he plans on taking with potential teams. Hightower excelled at the University of Richmond, then played in the NFL, including a stint with the Redskins, until a torn ACL in 2011 turned into a..." March 22

  • Report: Kirk Cousins absolutely will play for Washington in 2017

    Sportsnaut "After much smoke that Kirk Cousins might play for another team besides Washington in 2017, it appears there is absolutely no fire to this story. The writing was on the wall that this would be the inevitable turn of events when the San Francisco 49ers signed Brian Hoyer and Matt Barkley in free..." March 21

  • Su’a Cravens upset about ‘bs’ story

    Larry Brown Sports "Su’a Cravens was mentioned in an article discussing the troubles in the Washington Redskins’ front office, and he is not happy about it. The Monday Morning Quarterback’s Albert Breer wrote an article published last week in which he examined what led to the departure of GM Scot McCloughan. Breer..." March 21

  • The Redskins could find a perfect RB in the NFL draft, if they want to use first-rounder

    Washington Post "For Washington, finding the best fit in the NFL draft at running back depends on how comfortable the team is with its current backs — and how willing the Redskins would be to use their first-round pick on a runner. If the team is content to stay with Robert Kelley, who worked his way up the..." March 21

  • Washington re-signs tackle Ty Nsekhe

    Pro Football Talk "Washington found some valuable depth last year in Ty Nsekhe, so it was a no-brainer to keep him around. The team announced they had re-signed the exclusive rights free agent, bringing him back alongside fellow backup Vinston Painter. Nsekhe started four games last year when left tackle Trent..." March 20

  • Pierre Garcon has interesting response to FBI finding Tom Brady’s missing jersey

    Sportsnaut "The FBI recovered Tom Brady’s Super Bowl jersey in Mexico, which had been missing since the night of the big game. While that may be exciting to some, others view the involvement of the FBI as a ridiculous waste of resources. It seems we can count new San Francisco 49ers receiver Pierre Garcon..." March 20

  • Chris Baker: 'Hurtful' that Redskins didn't offer deal "Chris Baker forgives, but he doesn't forget. The newly-minted Buccaneers defensive tackle is celebrating his multi-year deal with Tampa Bay, but is still smarting from his unceremonious exit in D.C. "It was really hurtful learning that the Redskins didn't really offer me a contract," Baker..." March 18

  • Slim pickings remain in free agency

    Pro Football Talk "There aren’t many big moves left to make in free agency. Sure, there’s still the question of whether our No. 1 free agent, Le’Veon Bell, will sign a long-term deal in Pittsburgh or play this season on the franchise tag. And there are big names out there like Adrian Peterson, Jamaal Charles and..." March 18

  • Count Gus Frerotte as a Cousins fan

    Washington Times "Kirk Cousins passed Gus Frerotte this past season on the Washington Redskins all-time passing list in a number of categories — yardage, completions and touchdowns among them. Frerotte noticed — and was impressed. He wonders why his old team, the Redskins, weren’t equally impressed. “The..." March 17

  • Washington signs linebacker Chris Carter

    Pro Football Talk "If there’s ever a franchise that could use a fall guy at the moment, it’s Washington. Oh wait, wrong one. The team announced Thursday they had signed journeyman linebacker Chris Carter." March 16

  • Fired Redskins GM reportedly wanted to sign Cousins before 2015 season

    CBS Sports "Scot McCloughan was hired to give the Redskins front-office stability, particularly when it came to personnel evaluation and roster building. By most accounts, that’s exactly what he did, but a behind-the-scenes power struggle led to his ouster, and last week, on the first day of free agency,..." March 16

  • Two Huge Targets Remain Available on Defensive Line Free Agent Market

    CSN Mid-Atlantic "The Redskins made two quick moves when free agency opened to shore up their defensive line, signing Terrell McClain and Stacy McGee to multi-year deals. Neither player has a stat sheet that jumps off the page, but both have size and have shown flashes of strong ability. For many, despite the..." March 16

  • Terrelle Pryor’s full incentive package requires pretty big year

    Pro Football Talk "Washington receiver Terrelle Pryor opted for a one-year, $6 million deal with up to $2 million tied to incentives. To get the full $2 million, he needs to have a pretty big year. And that could be hard to do if quarterback Kirk Cousins isn’t there. Per a source with knowledge of the..." March 15

  • Terrelle Pryor says he wanted a one-year deal

    Larry Brown Sports "According to Terrelle Pryor, he signed a one-year deal because he wanted to, not because it was the only option he had on the table. The wide receiver said his one-year pact with the Washington Redskins was done by design, as he wanted a “prove it” deal. “It’s something that we asked for,..." March 15

  • Redskins rejected Cousins inquiries from 3 teams; Browns not among them

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "The Browns aren't expected to make a run at Redskins quarterback Kirk Cousins, but three other teams have over the past 10 days or so and were immediately turned down, a league source told reported today that "per a league source, there's a growing belief in..." March 15

  • Browns may make a run at Kirk Cousins

    Pro Football Talk "Regardless of whether Kirk Cousins did or didn’t demand or request or whatever a trade from Washington, Cousins may be getting one. Per a league source, there’s a growing belief in some circles that the Browns will try to acquire Cousins via trade. Another source said that, when Cousins chose..." March 14

  • Kirk Cousins: Contacted Dan Snyder to understand direction, not demand trade

    ESPN "Washington Redskins quarterback Kirk Cousins says he never demanded a trade to owner Dan Snyder but rather inquired what the team planned to do after placing the franchise tag on him. Cousins told ESPN's Adam Schefter on his Know Them From Adam podcast that his only reason for reaching out to..." March 14

  • Pryor not concerned about uncertainty surrounding Redskins

    USA Today "Terrelle Pryor doesn't know if Kirk Cousins will be the Washington Redskins' starting quarterback, but he hopes so. Pryor signed a one-year deal with the Redskins last week hours after Cousins signed his franchise tender, and the day after the team fired general manager Scot McCloughan. Pryor..." March 14

  • Redskins reportedly interviewed QB prospects ahead of possible Cousins trade

    CBS Sports "Everything about the Redskins remains completely in flux. The team is a maelstrom of dysfunction , having just fired its GM on the day free agency opened . It’s an unprecedented move that sets the state for further chaos. The Redskins are still signing free agents, including Terrelle Pryor on..." March 13

  • D.J. Swearinger buys No. 36 from Su’a Cravens for $75,000

    Pro Football Talk "There’s a new safety in Washington. And he really wants to wear No. 36. How badly does he want to wear it? He is paying safety Su’a Cravens $75,000 for it. That’s the price D.J. Swearinger has agreed to pay to get the number from Cravens, a rookie in 2016. Cravens has announced that he’ll..." March 13

  • Terrelle Pryor responds to Kirk Cousins question with zinger about Browns quarterbacks

    Sportsnaut "Terrelle Pryor was introduced as a new member of the Washington Redskins Monday, and not surprisingly he was asked about Kirk Cousins. Specifically, Pryor was asked if, during his contract negotiations with the club, he had pressed Washington about Cousins’ status. His response was just..." March 13

  • Terrelle Pryor gave the Browns a chance after Redskins offer after all

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "Receiver Terrelle Pryor gave the Browns another chance after the Redskins offered him a one-year deal after all, a league source told It had been reported here Friday that he didn't, but a source close to the situation said that he did. When he came back, the Browns' original..." March 13

  • DeAngelo Hall praises Scot McCloughan as ‘true football guy’

    Larry Brown Sports "Longtime Washington Redskins CB DeAngelo Hall somewhat addressed the wild happenings surrounding the team the past few days with a few tweets sent on Saturday, including one praising former team GM Scot McCloughan. Hall, 33, is coming off a torn ACL that ended his season last year in September...." March 12

  • Chris Cooley: I regret linking Scot McCloughan with alcohol

    Pro Football Talk "The strange saga of Scot McCloughan’s exit from Washington began with Chris Cooley speculating about McCloughan drinking and ended with the team firing McCloughan as its G.M. while anonymous sources told reporters that alcohol was, indeed, a factor in McCloughan’s firing. Now Cooley says he’s..." March 11

  • Report: Terrelle Pryor never gave Browns chance to match Redskins’ offer

    Sportsnaut "At one point, Terrelle Pryor reportedly didn’t feel that the Cleveland Browns were “serious enough” about re-signing him. As it turns out, he may not have had much interest in a return to Cleveland anyway. Pryor signed with the Washington Redskins on Friday. According to a report, he didn’t..." March 11

  • Redskins QB Kirk Cousins Set To Sign Franchise Tag

    Scout "Don't count on Kirk Cousins taking snaps Week 1 as the Washington Redskins quarterback next season until he does. For now, the most basic of moves are happening so that can happen if needed. The Redskins placed the franchise tag on Cousins last month for the second straight season, ensuring the..." March 10

  • Patterson visits Redskins, will meet with Raiders

    Fanrag Sports "A slew of free agent wide receivers signed on Thursday to thin out the market, but Cordarrelle Patterson is a special case — both in terms of role and career. Teams are taking it slower with him. But interest exists, with the fifth-year return man wrapping up a visit the Washington Redskins and..." March 10

  • Terrell Pryor signs one-year, $8M deal with Redskins "Terrelle Pryor has found a new home. The Washington Redskins announced Friday they've reached a deal with the wide receiver. NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported that it is a one-year, $8 million pact. Pryor caught 77 passes for 1,007 yards with the Browns, including four..." March 10

  • Mike Mayock in running for Redskins' GM job

    ESPN "NFL Network draft analyst Mike Mayock has emerged as a candidate to become the Washington Redskins' next general manager, according to league sources. Washington is not likely to hire a GM until after the draft, and it has a group of candidates that is thought to include Mayock and ESPN analyst..." March 10

  • Kirk Cousins won't sign a long-term deal as long as Bruce Allen is with Redskins

    CBS Sports "Good news: Kirk Cousins signed his franchise tender Friday , which means, barring the unforeseen, he’ll be the Redskins quarterback in 2017 and will earn $23.9 million for his troubles. Bad news, at least for Redskins fans that want to see Cousins sign a long-term deal: It ain’t happening,..." March 10

  • Kirk Cousins signs franchise tag

    Pro Football Talk "Washington quarterback Kirk Cousins has signed his one-year franchise tag, which gives him a $23.9 million guaranteed salary for the 2017 season. Cousins’ agent announced the signing this morning. It had been expected that Cousins would sign the tag, just as he did last year. The signing..." March 10

  • Washington knew McCloughan was still drinking when he was hired

    Pro Football Talk "Pretty much every aspect of the way Washington has handled the Scot McCloughan situation makes the organization look bad. If it’s true that he was fired due to an alcohol relapse, they shouldn’t have leaked unflattering details to the Washington Post. If alcohol issues were a pretext for firing a..." March 10