Redskins Rumors & News

  • Josh Norman not impressed by Odell Beckham Jr. and Dez Bryant

    Sportsnaut "Josh Norman has never been shy about creating tension. Looking ahead to the 2017 season, he’s done it again. Speaking with Tyler Dunne of Bleacher Report, Norman called out Dez Bryant and Odell Beckham Jr. as “just guys” who don’t allow him to battle greatness. When asked about Bryant,..." May 25

  • The due date of Kirk Cousins' baby is getting closer to a critical part of the NFL schedule

    CSN Mid-Atlantic "Once upon a time, one Redskins quarterback infamously announced that he was all in for Week 1. The Redskins' current QB, however, is most certainly not. While talking to the media on Wednesday at his team's OTAs, Kirk Cousins said that the baby he and his wife, Julie, are expecting is projected..." May 25

  • Kirk Cousins: We'll see what happens with deal in July "Kirk Cousins' long-term desires with the Redskins have yet to be addressed, and the quarterback said he's in a "good place" with his current deal. But does that mean the quarterback will get a multi-year contract before the July 15 signing deadline for franchise tagged players? According to..." May 25

  • Vernon Davis happy he can break out the jump shot again

    Washington Post "The NFL relaxed its rules on touchdown celebrations, which is good news for cornerback Josh Norman and tight end Vernon Davis’s wallets. During the NFL league meeting in Chicago on Tuesday, the owners voted to approve a measure to give players more freedom with their celebrations. They can once..." May 25

  • Redskins RB Matt Jones Skipping OTAs, Doesn’t Appear To Be In Team’s Plans

    NFL Trade Rumors "Ian Rapoport of NFL Media is reporting that Redskins RB Matt Jones will not be in attendance for the team’s OTAs. According to Rapoport, Jones doesn’t appear to be part of Washington’s plans. During the recent draft, the Redskins had Jones on the trading block but were unable to complete a..." May 24

  • Latest On Redskins’ GM Vacancy

    Pro Football Rumors "Redskins team president Bruce Allen said Monday he’s interviewed roughly a dozen candidates for jobs in Washington’s front office, but executives with interest in the Redskins’ general manager position are worried about the level of power they’d have in the team’s decision-making structure,..." May 24

  • Bruce Allen doesn’t rule out 2018 franchise tag for Kirk Cousins

    CSN Mid-Atlantic "For the second straight season the Redskins placed the franchise tag on Kirk Cousins. While the two sides are speaking amicably about a long-term deal, the July 15 deadline for those negotiations continues to inch closer without much expectation that contract will get signed. A second year on..." May 23

  • Jay Gruden thinks Chris Thompson is the NFL’s best third-down back

    CSN Mid-Atlantic "In 2016, Chris Thompson simply needed to prove to Jay Gruden that he could handle 16 NFL games. Now, looking ahead to 2017, the fifth-year running back hopes to show his head coach he can shoulder 16 NFL games and a larger workload. "I have a feeling that I might get a little more this..." May 23

  • Jay Gruden on Redskins’ revamped defense: ‘I think we have to be good now’

    Washington Post "The Washington Redskins begin their offseason practices on Tuesday, and their roster will look drastically different. They parted ways with some familiar faces during free agency, including wide receivers DeSean Jackson and Pierre Garcon and defensive linemen Chris Baker and Ricky Jean Francois,..." May 23

  • Bruce Allen believes July 15 will be “driving point” in Kirk Cousins contract talks

    Pro Football Talk "When he was asked about his desire for a long-term contract recently, Redskins quarterback Kirk Cousins said that he’s in a “good place” right now and noted that many players are on one-year contracts without anyone making a major fuss. It was team president Bruce Allen’s turn to talk about..." May 22

  • Redskins 'getting close' to adding GM "Months after the Washington Redskins fired general manager Scot McCloughan, the position remains unfilled. Redskins president Bruce Allen told reporters the team is getting close to adding to their front office. "We met with over a dozen people from the outside, talked to everybody on the..." May 22

  • Bucs putting pressure on WR DeSean Jackson to live up to contract

    Tampa Bay Times "If you think the Bucs will pressure WR DeSean Jackson to live up to his contract, well, you're right on the money. At least that's the message from offensive coordinator/receivers coach Todd Monken to the 30-year-old Jackson, who signed a three-year, $33.5 million contract as a Redskins free..." May 22

  • Scot McCloughan raises $2,000 in auction, sends half to team charity

    ESPN "Former Washington Redskins general manager Scot McCloughan hoped to raise a few dollars. His auctioned items took in quite a bit more, with half of the proceeds going to a charitable foundation run by the team that fired him. Two autographed Redskins hats were sold for a total of $1,000, with..." May 19

  • Kirk Cousins Knows He Needs to Deliver More than Just Yards for 2017 Redskins

    CSN Mid-Atlantic "Kirk Cousins shattered his own Redskins passing record in 2016 as he threw for almost 5,000 yards. Statistically, Cousins' 2016 season was superb, but his team only won eight games and fell short of the playoffs with an ugly loss in the season finale. Cousins completed 67 percent of his..." May 18

  • DeAngelo Hall May Start Season On PUP List

    Pro Football Rumors "Veteran Redskins safety DeAngelo Hall may begin the season on the physically unable to perform list, head coach Jay Gruden told reporters, including John Keim of Hall, 33, appeared in only three games last season before suffering a torn ACL. Scheduled to earn $4.25MM in non-guaranteed..." May 17

  • NFL owners expected to approve proposal reducing overtime to 10 minutes

    Sportsnaut "The NFL’s overtime rules are expected to receive a major change in the form of how long the overtime period will last. NFL owners are expected to pass a proposal that would reduce the overtime period from 15 minutes to 10 during regular season games, per Judy Battista of NFL Media. This was a..." May 17

  • Bob Marley’s grandson lands a roster spot in Washington

    Pro Football Talk "If all goes well for linebacker Nico Marley over the next few months, he won’t have to worry about working the night shift or joining the rat race to make ends meet. The Redskins announced that they signed Marley to their 90-man roster on Tuesday. There was no corresponding roster..." May 16

  • The Redskins might not hire a GM. It’ll be a complete disaster.

    Fox Sports "The Washington Redskins of the Daniel Snyder era have failed with every kind of front office — with general managers, de facto general managers, coaches serving as GMs, Snyder lackeys serving as GMs and actual general managers whose “final say” in decision making was more theoretical than..." May 16

  • Marrio Norman, brother of Josh, gets a tryout at Redskins rookie camp

    Washington Times "Inside the Redskins big white practice bubble Saturday, the 62 players invited to rookie minicamp ran drills and received coaching. Not all among them were equal, and the most obvious status symbol was a jersey with the players’ name on it. The 37 tryout players, a few of whom might earn..." May 16

  • Jay Gruden mum on Kirk Cousins’ future beyond 2017

    Larry Brown Sports "Washington Redskins coach Jay Gruden isn’t offering any hints on Kirk Cousins’s murky future. Cousins, who will play 2017 on the franchise tag for the second straight season, does not appear to be on the verge of a long-term deal, and Gruden wasn’t offering any hints on Monday. “My approach,..." May 16

  • Josh Norman's brother tries out with Redskins

    ESPN "Washington Redskins corner Josh Norman's older brother, Marrio, was in the unique position of being a tryout player this weekend with a name on the back of his uniform. No one else in his spot, though, could borrow the shirt off their brother's back. So there was Norman, in a burgundy No. 24,..." May 14

  • A closer look at Redskins’ fourth-round pick Samaje Perine

    Washington Post "With their first of two fourth-round picks, the Washington Redskins drafted Oklahoma running back Samaje Perine. Running back wasn’t necessarily seen as a priority need for the Redskins going into the draft, but the value of Perine in the fourth round, especially with two picks in the round,..." May 12

  • Michigan State head coach: Kirk Cousins is the best to ever play for him

    Sportsnaut "Mark Dantonio became Michigan State’s head coach in 2007 and has coached many great players. The Spartans currently have 36 players in the NFL. But who’s the best player he’s ever coached at Michigan State? According to the coach, that would be Washington Redskins quarterback Kirk..." May 12

  • Ex-Washington GM: Kirk Cousins has hit his ceiling

    ESPN "The views expressed by former Washington Redskins general manager Scot McCloughan encapsulated why Kirk Cousins hasn’t yet signed a long-term deal. McCloughan, fired by the team in March, didn’t say anything publicly about Cousins on 106.7 The Fan Tuesday that hasn’t already been written: He..." May 10

  • Alberto Riveron named NFL senior VP of officiating "The NFL has a new team atop their officiating department. According to a release sent out by the league Wednesday, Alberto Riveron was named the senior vice president of officiating, filling the role vacated by former officiating head Dean Blandino. Russell Yurk, an NFL replay veteran of..." May 10

  • Scot McCloughan praises Redskins after 'mutual' parting of ways

    ESPN "Former Washington Redskins general manager Scot McCloughan praised the organization that fired him two months ago, calling his parting a mutual decision. McCloughan, speaking publicly for the first time since his March 9 firing, didn't express bitterness toward the organization. "It's too..." May 09

  • Scot McCloughan selling his autographed Redskins gear is the best thing on the Internet

    Washington Post "During his tenure as Redskins general manager, Scot McCloughan often wore a camouflage Redskins hat to practices and interviews, which sort of became his trademark look. Fans seemed to respond well to the hat — the same way they responded well to his lucky tan game-day suit — and he continued to..." May 08

  • Why wouldn't Washington go with Doug Williams as GM?

    USA Today "If there was ever a time for Doug Williams to fulfill his vision and become an NFL general manager, that time is now. If not yesterday. Williams, 61, who became the first African-American quarterback to start and win a Super Bowl with an MVP performance for Washington in 1988, returned the..." May 07

  • Bruce Allen Says No Decision Made On Redskins Next General Manager "Redskins President Bruce Allen went onto ESPN 980 Friday afternoon to discuss the state of the team’s front office, explaining that the organization is still looking and evaluating personnel to determine its structure. “As far as what we are going to do, it hasn’t changed since March,” Allen..." May 06

  • Patience helped Morgan Moses earn big contract, Redskins gain top tackle

    ESPN "It was appropriate that the Washington Redskins signed right tackle Morgan Moses to a five-year contract extension before the draft. He’s a prime example of drafting and developing talent. The fact that he did so quickly can be attributed a lot to him, but it’s also why you don’t rush to judge..." May 05

  • Who will be the next Redskins GM? It could be no one.

    Washington Post "The Washington Redskins have yet to replace former general manager Scot McCloughan, and team president Bruce Allen is considering not making another hire, according to multiple people familiar with the situation. Instead, Allen is believed to be leaning toward simply reallocating the..." May 05

  • Wade Phillips had an awkward interview in Washington three years ago

    Pro Football Talk "New Rams defensive coordinator Wade Phillips has a new book, Son of Bum. Written with our friend Vic Carucci of the Buffalo News, the memoir includes Wade’s memory of an awkward interview with Washington coach Jay Gruden after Gruden got the D.C. gig in 2014. “By this point my son Wes was the..." May 05

  • Redskins Likely To Hire GM From Within?

    Pro Football Rumors "The Redskins have now tackled both free agency and the draft without a formal general manager in place, as Scot McCloughan‘s departure left a vacancy atop Washington’s decision-making structure. Having maneuvered the two primary avenues of player acquisition sans GM, the “most likely course” for..." May 02

  • Browns GM: Team had ‘zero’ interest in trading for Cousins

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "Browns head of football operations Sashi Brown reiterated Tuesday that the Browns never had any talks with the Redskins about trading for Kirk Cousins during draft weekend -- or at any other time. "None. Zero,'' Brown told 92.3 The Fan on the Ken Carman Show with Anthony Lima. "And nor ever..." May 02

  • Coach Jay Gruden on how each of the Redskins’ 2017 draft picks fit into the puzzle

    Washington Post "The Washington Redskins in the last three days added 10 draft picks to the fold and over the next couple days will finalize their group of undrafted free agent signings and rookie minicamp tryout players. On paper, the Redskins got better. As a whole, they got bigger, faster, stronger and more..." May 01

  • Bettors quickly push Patriots' win total up to 11.5

    ESPN "A Las Vegas sportsbook on Sunday opened the New England Patriots' season win total at 11, the highest of any team. That number didn't last long. Shortly after posting the first NFL win totals in Las Vegas, the sportsbook at the South Point casino took multiple $1,000 bets on New England to..." May 01

  • Scot McCloughan a possible candidate to replace Doug Whaley?

    Larry Brown Sports "The Buffalo Bills announced on Sunday that they have dismissed general manager Doug Whaley. Owners Terry and Kim Pegula said in a statement that the decision was theirs alone and that they are looking forward to hiring their first GM since they took over the team. Would Scot McCloughan make..." April 30

  • Jets Still Fielding Trade Offers For Sheldon Richardson, Redskins & Cowboys Among Interested Teams?

    NFL Trade Rumors "Cowboys owner Jerry Jones told reporters on Saturday that they did not speak to the Jets during the draft about a potential trade for DL Sheldon Richardson, despite the recent report, per Clarence Hill. Jones did, however, admit that they were in contact with the Jets last year about..." April 30

  • Redskins finally draft much-needed running back in Oklahoma's Samaje Perine

    CBS Sports "The Redskins entered the draft knowing that they needed to add another running back to their inconsistent backfield. They might've waited until Day 3 to get that done, but when the Redskins made their move, they made sure they got their guy. With the 114th overall pick (fourth round) in the..." April 29

  • Redskins deny getting 'one call' for Kirk Cousins; Browns call rumor 'bad reporting'

    CBS Sports "Amid the insanity that was the 2017 NFL Draft's first round ( full grades from Pete Prisco here , winners and losers from yours truly here ), a wild rumor about the Browns trying to trade for Redskins quarterback Kirk Cousins broke out. It would have been a crazy cherry on an insane sundae,..." April 28

  • Browns Trying To Trade For Kirk Cousins, Redskins Not Interested

    NFL Trade Rumors "According to Dianna Marie Russini, the Redskins aren’t interested in trading QB Kirk Cousins to the Browns, despite their reported interest. ———- Ian Rapoport of NFL Media reports that the Browns are trying to trade for Redskins franchise QB Kirk Cousins. The Browns just missed on UNC QB..." April 28

  • Matt Jones being shopped for trade by Redskins

    Pro Football Talk "We saw two running backs get drafted on Thursday night and there are sure to be plenty of others coming off the board over the next six rounds of the draft. The Redskins are reportedly hoping that there’s a team that prefers to make a trade for a runner rather than picking one from this year’s..." April 28

  • 10 best players still available in 2017 NFL Draft

    Larry Brown Sports "The first round of the 2017 NFL Draft has officially come to a close and 32 players now have a new home. But what about all the players who remain? What about those who unexpectedly fell? And just how far will those with question-mark players continue to fall? Each of those are legitimate..." April 28

  • Redskins get an A for selecting Jonathan Allen No. 17

    CBS Sports "With the 17th overall pick in the 2017 NFL Draft, the Redskins select defensive lineman Jonathan Allen out of Alabama. Draft Tracker: Round 1 17. Washington Redskins Pete Prisco's Grade: A He has top-five talent but fell. This is a heck of a pick. Instant analysis Somehow --..." April 28

  • Morgan Moses to sign extension with Washington Redskins

    247 Sports "Morgan Moses is set to be a Washington Redskin for a long time. According to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport, the Redskins have signed their starting right tackle to a "big money" extension that keeps him with the team for five more seasons. He has started every game for the team over the last two..." April 27

  • Defense is the strength of this year’s NFL draft. Will the Redskins take advantage?

    Washington Post "The Washington Redskins paid dearly for not prioritizing their defense in the 2016 NFL draft, falling short of the playoffs after an 8-7-1 season in which opposing offenses rolled up 378 yards per game and defensive coordinator Joe Barry and two of his assistants were let go. Speaking to..." April 25

  • 'Bloodbath' in Bristol: ESPN could cut 70 people

    Sporting News "The layoffs at ESPN might turn out worse than predicted, sources tell Sporting News. The Worldwide Leader in Sports could cut around 70 TV/radio anchors, reporters, analysts and online writers over coming days and weeks, sources said. That would be worse than the 40 to 50 on-air talents..." April 25

  • Washington linebacker Will Compton signs his tender

    Pro Football Talk "With the window to sign offer sheets with other teams passed, restricted free agents don’t have many choices at this stage. So most of them go ahead and sign. Washington’s Will Compton is the latest to take care of the paperwork, signing his today according to John Keim of RFA..." April 24

  • Scott Campbell admits Scot McCloughan’s influence on draft board

    Pro Football Talk "At some point after the Senior Bowl and before the Scouting Combine, Washington decided to get rid of G.M. Scot McCloughan. The team didn’t get rid of his work. “Well, he certainly had influence on it because we all met as we always did the last couple of years and every team does,” Washington..." April 24

  • 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

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