Redskins Rumors & News

  • Al Saunders: I’ll be shocked if Terrelle Pryor isn’t in the Pro Bowl

    ESPN "The numbers jumped out, but the contract offers did not. Maybe some didn't trust that Washington Redskins receiver Terrelle Pryor could duplicate last year's stats -- even though it was just his first year at a new position. One of his former coaches in Cleveland says that won't be a..." July 22

  • Motivated to make roster, Redskins D-lineman Joey Mbu trains with ‘legends’ this offseason

    Washington Post "Joey Mbu didn’t even know Trent Williams co-owned a gym 40 minutes from his home here until this offseason, but it’s been a boon to the Redskins defensive lineman as he enters his third season with an opportunity to crack the 53-man roster. Mbu started working out at O Athletik in February when..." July 21

  • Kirk Cousins: 'My faith is ultimately driving this decision' to pass on $53 million

    CBS Sports "The Redskins wanted to pay Kirk Cousins $53 million in guarantees as part of a new long-term deal, but the quarterback instead opted for the franchise tag, which means he could be a free agent next spring. As CBSSports.com's Will Brinson points out, that $53 million is barely above what Cousins..." July 19

  • Kirk Cousins says he wants to stay with Washington after 2017

    Larry Brown Sports "Kirk Cousins seemingly got very little accomplished in long-term contract extension talks with Washington this offseason, but that does not mean the quarterback believes 2017 will be his last year with the team. Cousins told 106.7 The Fan on Tuesday that he is “at peace” with playing another..." July 18

  • Bruce Allen repeatedly referred to Kirk Cousins as ‘Kurt’

    Larry Brown Sports "Kirk Cousins was unable to come to a long-term agreement with Washington before Monday’s deadline, and some are now wondering if that has anything to do with one of his bosses not even knowing his first name. Washington president Bruce Allen briefly spoke with the media on Monday, and he..." July 18

  • Washington blames Kirk Cousins for lack of long-term contract

    Larry Brown Sports "The deadline to sign franchise tagged players to a long-term extension came and went on Monday, and Kirk Cousins will be playing a second consecutive year on a one-year deal. If you ask his bosses, the quarterback is to blame for that. In a statement he released after the 4 p.m. deadline..." July 17

  • The Niners likely won’t be the only team trying to pursue Kirk Cousins next offseason

    Washington Post "The first rule of NFL roster construction is simple: If you don’t have a franchise quarterback, you have to do whatever it takes to get one. The rest of that equation is so self-evident that it rarely comes up: If you do find yourself with a highly productive passer, by all means keep..." July 17

  • Josh Norman reacts to Panthers firing Dave Gettleman

    Fanrag Sports "One of the top stories in the NFL last year came when Dave Gettleman made the decision to rescind Josh Norman‘s franchise tag, ushering him into free agency belatedly. The Carolina Panthers fired Gettleman after a mostly successful four-year tenure on Monday. Now with the Washington Redskins on..." July 17

  • ESPN Has Finally Set An Official End Date For ‘Mike And Mike’

    Uproxx "When ESPN announced their new television programming lineup for 2018 would include a solo show for Mike Greenberg, fans of ESPN Radio’s Mike & Mike knew the end of the show was near. The two made the official announcement of their impending breakup back in May, but even then it was a brief note..." July 17

  • Kirk Cousins’ Asking Price $24MM Per Year?

    Pro Football Rumors "After the ESPN.com report presenting the bleak prognosis for a Kirk Cousins long-term deal by Monday’s franchise tag deadline, Mark Jones of the Washington Post details some of the numbers believed to be involved in this process. Jones notes an extension by Monday is unlikely, but the Redskins..." July 16

  • Redskins & Kirk Cousins Not Expected To Reach Deal By Deadline, Open To Extension Next Year

    NFL Trade Rumors "Adam Schefter of ESPN is reporting that the Redskins are not expected to sign franchise QB Kirk Cousins to a long-term extension before Monday’s 4 pm EST deadline. However, Washington is reportedly still open to negotiating a long-term deal with Cousins after the season. All indications have..." July 16

  • Internal disagreement in Washington on value of Kirk Cousins

    Pro Football Talk "With the deadline for signing quarterback Kirk Cousins to a long-term deal three days away and no signs (yet) of a looming epiphany by Washington to pay Cousins what his circumstances and leverage merit, there’s an important reason for the lingering impasse. Per a source with knowledge of the..." July 14

  • NFL GMs hint 49ers could make ‘huge’ offer to Kirk Cousins in 2018

    Larry Brown Sports "Kirk Cousins has just days remaining to work out a long-term extension with Washington, and there is a growing sense that the quarterback may prefer to play out his second consecutive season under the franchise tag. If Cousins plays under the franchise tag again, Washington can, in theory, use..." July 14

  • Redskins & Kirk Cousins Are OK With Him Playing 2017 Season Under Franchise Tag

    NFL Trade Rumors "Ian Rapoport of NFL Media reports that barring something unforeseen, there has been a “strong indication” that Redskins QB Kirk Cousins will play out the 2017 season under the franchise tag. According to Rapoport, both the Redskins and Cousins appear to be okay with him do so. All..." July 14

  • Kirk Cousins not sold on Redskins’ front office

    Sportsnaut "When the Washington Redskins fired former general manager Scot McCloughan on the first day of free agency back in March, it threw everyone for a loop. It wasn’t only that McCloughan was let go, it was the timing of the firing. Washington would end up going through free agency and the draft..." July 13

  • Terrelle Pryor, Jamison Crowder working out with Randy Moss

    Sportsnaut "Washington Redskins wide receivers Terrelle Pryor and Jamison Crowder are hard at work training with one of the best all-time receivers in the league. Just take a gander here at the legendary Randy Moss, who is spending time working with the young Crowder and Pryor. Moss sure looks like he..." July 13

  • ‘No movement’ on Kirk Cousins contract, ‘deal isn’t close’

    Sportsnaut "Kirk Cousins and the Washington Redskins are reportedly going nowhere fast as it pertains to a long-term contract before the July 17 deadline. According to Charles Robinson of Yahoo Sports, there is “no movement” on a new deal. He wrote that the “deal isn’t close. Unless someone budges between..." July 13

  • Britney Spears' team plans to get back to the Super Bowl

    New York Daily News "Oops, she wants to do it again. Britney Spears’ associates have had “secret discussions” with television and advertising execs tied to Super Bowl LII, according to a source close to the situation. The game will take place Feb. 4 in Minneapolis. “Britney has made it clear to her team that it..." July 12

  • Former Redskin Santana Moss knows how Jamison Crowder will improve in 2017

    CSN Mid-Atlantic "Entering his third season in the NFL, Jamison Crowder has been a huge part of the Washington Redskins offense under Kirk Cousins. In two seasons, the former Duke standout has compiled nine touchdowns and 1,451 yards as the third wide receiver in the lineup. Last season, he brought in over 800..." July 11

  • For Spencer Long, a season at center made ‘light years’ of difference

    Washington Times "The question was about learning the center position on the fly, and how to explain how challenging a task that is for an inexperienced lineman. Bill Callahan, the Redskins offensive line coach, took a big gulp of air and shook his head a bit before answering. “I don’t know if anybody really..." July 10

  • Garcon: Why isn't Cousins long-term answer for 'Skins?

    NFL.com "The Kirk Cousins contract dilemma has puzzled many an analyst and team executive alike. Apparently, that bewilderment extends to at least one former teammate as well. "I don't know, man," Pierre Garcon said Monday on SiriusXM NFL Radio when asked if he was surprised Cousins has yet to receive a..." July 10

  • Kirk Cousins says it’s not about money (so it’s about money)

    Pro Football Talk "With one week to go before the annual window on negotiating a long-term deal with Washington closes, quarterback Kirk Cousins has spoken again regarding his situation. In short, he says it’s not about the money. Which, of course, means that it’s about the money. “I never want to play football..." July 10

  • A Kirk Cousins deal would represent stability. Is that something the Redskins want?

    Washington Post "The future of Kirk Cousins — the cloud that hovers over every DMV day — returns now to burden a week of your summer. There are only a handful of business days left until the July 17 franchise tag deadline. If the wishy-washy Washington Redskins don’t reach an agreement with Cousins on a long-term..." July 08

  • Who has the best tight ends unit in the NFL? Wes Phillips says it’s the Redskins.

    Washington Post "Despite the rampant speculation about his departure in January, Wes Phillips didn’t go anywhere this offseason. He’s still coaching tight ends for the Washington Redskins, and he feels like “the luckiest tight ends coach in the league” with all the talent he gets to mold this summer. “The tight..." July 07

  • Jason Campbell on his time with Redskins: 'there's a whole bunch of crazy going on'

    CBS Sports "The Redskins traded up in the first round of the 2005 NFL Draft to select Jason Campbell with the No. 25 pick. The team was desperate for a young quarterback after Patrick Ramsey -- a 2002 first-rounder during the brief, tumultuous Steve Spurrier era -- didn't pan out. But Campbell arrived in..." July 06

  • Report: Dan Snyder would rather make Kirk Cousins richest QB than to lose him to Niners

    Sportsnaut "What is the best way keep a player from leaving to join a competitor? Show him the money. On that note Washington Redskins quarterback Kirk Cousins may soon beat out Oakland Raiders quarterback Derek Carr as the highest-paid passer in the league. This latest tidbit of news is huge. Washington’s..." July 04

  • While most of the NFL rests, it’s a crucial couple weeks for the Redskins and Steelers

    Washington Post "It is the quietest time on the NFL calendar, with the Fourth of July holiday looming and the opening of training camps still weeks away. Yet these are an extremely important couple of weeks for the Washington Redskins and Pittsburgh Steelers. Two weeks remain until the July 17 deadline for..." July 04

  • Matt Jones changes agents after asking for release

    Pro Football Talk "Running back Matt Jones has dropped down the Redskins depth chart since the middle of last season and didn’t play at all in the second half of the year, which was the impetus behind his agent’s decision to ask for his client’s release earlier this year. Hadley Engelhard said he “very politely”..." July 03

  • Two ways the Redskins can fix their running game

    Washington Post "While the Redskins offense was one of the more productive in the NFL last season, it was very one-sided. The passing game carried the offense while the rushing attack trailed behind. All season, Coach Jay Gruden was asked about striking a balance between the two, and Gruden agreed it was..." June 30

  • Redskins win trademark fight over name as Justice Department gives up

    Pro Football Talk "The Redskins will remain the Redskins. The NFL club officially won after the Justice Department, in a letter to a federal appeals court, abandoned its legal fight over the Redskins name, according to the Associated Press. The department conceded last week’s Supreme Court decision in Matal v...." June 30

  • Clinton Portis Talks Urge to Commit Murder, Bankruptcy in SI Interview

    Bleacher Report "In an interview with Brian Burnsed of Sports Illustrated on Wednesday, former NFL running back Clinton Portis recounted considering murder as a means of revenge for going bankrupt. According to Burnsed, nearly all of the money Portis handed over to a group of men to manage and make safe..." June 28

  • Kirk Cousins Reportedly Unlikely to Sign Long-Term Redskins Contract

    Bleacher Report "It is reportedly considered a "long shot" the Washington Redskins and quarterback Kirk Cousins will come to terms on a long-term deal before the July 17 deadline. ESPN's Adam Schefter reported the news Tuesday. While Cousins is set to play under the franchise tag for the second consecutive..." June 27

  • The NFL Shop somehow forgets which Washington the Redskins play in

    CBS Sports "The NFL loves to market pride. They want fans to look at the team that they cheer for and be able to identify with that team. It's why people absurdly decided that the Panthers' logo totally looks like both Carolinas smashed together. However, in the NFL's new licence plate state pride series,..." June 26

  • D.J. Swearinger found his match with Redskins

    Washington Times "When D.J. Swearinger and fellow Arizona Cardinals safety Tony Jefferson watched film or broke down rosters last season, they did so with the understanding that they would likely join one of those other teams as free agents soon enough. The Redskins, with their ongoing problems at safety, stood..." June 24

  • Jay Gruden eager to give Jamison Crowder bigger role

    NFL.com "With the departures of DeSean Jackson and Pierre Garcon this offseason, there will be a bevy of targets available in Washington. One player who figures to benefit from the Redskins shaking up their receiving corps is Jamison Crowder. The 5-foot-8 dynamo led all Redskins wideouts last season..." June 24

  • Meet Kyle Smith, the new and ‘boring’ Redskins director of college scouting

    Washington Post "Doug Williams drew all the headlines last week during the Washington Redskins’ front office restructure, and rightfully so, in his new role as senior vice president of player personnel. Buried in the flurry of promotions was Kyle Smith’s move to director of college scouting. And who is..." June 23

  • Get ready to see Jamison Crowder in various roles

    Pro Football Talk "Washington’s plans for receiver Jamison Crowder don’t simply include making him a full-time starter. The team also intends to deploy him in multiple different ways. “I’ve said all along Jamison can play anywhere,” coach Jay Gruden recently said, via Mark Bullock of the Washington Post. “He can..." June 23

  • Talk of possible Kirk Cousins deal is “noise” until the middle of July

    Pro Football Talk "Much has been said in recent weeks about the negotiations between Washington and franchise-tagged quarterback Kirk Cousins. From dramatic reports on the suddenly positive tone to percentage-based predictions suggesting the glass is well more than half full, reporters are desperate to get ahead of..." June 21

  • High court gives Redskins boost in name fight

    ESPN "The Supreme Court on Monday struck down part of a law that bans offensive trademarks in a ruling that is expected to help the Washington Redskins in their legal fight over the team name. The justices ruled that the 71-year-old trademark law barring disparaging terms infringes on free speech..." June 20

  • Kirk Cousins has ’80 percent chance’ of signing extension with Washington?

    Larry Brown Sports "Kirk Cousins has less than a month remaining to come to an agreement with Washington on a long-term extension, and at least one reporter believes a deal is going to be completed. Jason La Canfora of CBS Sports believes there is an “80 percent chance” Cousins will sign a long-term extension with..." June 20

  • Redskins' Williams talks up 6th-round QB Sudfeld as 1st-round value

    Washington Post "When Doug Williams talks, especially about quarterbacks, Redskins fans take note. Thus, Williams’ praise of third-string quarterback Nate Sudfeld has become a talker in Washington. “Sudfeld’s one of my favorites,” Williams told ESPN 980’s Doc Walker, via Dan Steinberg of The Washington Post...." June 19

  • Doug Williams hopes Kirk Cousins “looks at the big picture” and signs

    Pro Football Talk "Doug Williams has just been promoted to oversee the personnel department in Washington, but he realizes that the biggest move the team can make is one that Williams can’t necessarily do a lot about. That move is signing quarterback Kirk Cousins to a long-term contract, and Williams indicated..." June 17

  • Four-week warning for Cousins, Washington

    Pro Football Talk "Amid largely pointless talk of an improved tone during negotiations and in the wake of a public plea from new senior V.P. of player personnel Doug Williams, the clock continues to tick toward the deadline for doing a long-term deal between Washington and quarterback Kirk Cousins. The window..." June 17

  • Jim Tomsula’s back, with an old job and a new look

    Pro Football Talk "Former 49ers head coach Jim Tomsula emerged from the shadows at the Scouting Combine, with a new team and a new look. And while the new Washington defensive line coach might have surprised some people by getting rid of one of the most glorious mustaches in sports, he said the reason for the..." June 16

  • Redskins tackle Trent Williams paid for his own tickets to Game 4 of NBA Finals

    CSN Mid-Atlantic "Being a professional athlete comes with all kinds of perks and free stuff, but even Redskins star offensive tackle Trent Williams had to pay for his courtside seats at Game 4 of the NBA Finals, according to the Washington Post. It's unknown how much Williams actually paid for the ticket, but a..." June 16

  • Williams: 'Skins want Cousins long term in 'worst way'

    NFL.com "The Redskins' new head of personnel has made his feelings clear about Kirk Cousins, and he wants the quarterback in Washington for the long haul. "In the worst way," senior vice president of player personnel Doug Williams told NFL Network's Steve Wyche on Up To The Minute Live on Friday. "Let's..." June 16

  • Junior Galette: I’ll be better than I was

    Pro Football Talk "While discussing linebacker Junior Galette recently, Redskins coach Jay Gruden said that Galette still has the “quick twitch” off the edge needed to be an effective pass rusher despite tearing his Achilles each of the last two years. Galette is aiming to do more than return to the form he had..." June 15

  • Kirk Cousins plays golf with Trump, wants former presidents to give him a call

    Washington Post "As quarterback of the Washington Redskins, Kirk Cousins has the highest-profile job in the city except for the president of the United States. Or so it is sometimes said. Now, Cousins is rubbing shoulders with President Trump. The Redskins quarterback joined Trump and two others for a round of..." June 15

  • Redskins Veteran S DeAngelo Hall Agrees To Pay Cut

    NFL Trade Rumors "Redskins safety DeAngelo Hall mentioned Wednesday that he took a pay cut “a few days ago,” per John Keim. Hall added that after the season he had no problem agreeing to a restructured deal. According to Mike Jones of the Washington Post, Hall agreed to reduce his base salary from $4.25 million..." June 14

  • Matt Jones’ agent asks for his client to be released

    Pro Football Talk "Running back Matt Jones reported to work in Washington on Tuesday for the first time this offseason, but his presence at mandatory minicamp doesn’t appear to be an indication that he wants to remain on the Redskins. Jones’ agent Hadley Engelhard told the Associated Press that he asked the team..." June 14

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