Redskins Rumors & News

  • What’s the solution to the anthem protests?

    Pro Football Talk "The Commander-in-Chief continues to express, in 140 characters or less, his views regarding the NFL and the national anthem. Most recently, President Trump suggested that “[t]he only way out for them is to set a rule that you can’t kneel during our National Anthem!” While that would definitely..." September 26

  • Josh Norman: Trump is 'not my president ... not welcome in Washington, DC'

    CBS Sports "Sunday ended how it began -- with a lopsided victory preceded by protests of unity during the national anthem in response to comments by President Trump. Trump, at a rally Friday in Alabama, said: "Wouldn't you love to see one of these NFL owners, when somebody disrespects our flag, to say,..." September 25

  • Roger Goodell: I’m proud of way our league responded this weekend

    Pro Football Talk "NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell released a statement on Saturday morning in reaction to President Trump’s Friday night call for the league to get rid of “son of a bitch” players who don’t stand during the playing of the national anthem and his words were followed by many others from owners, players..." September 25

  • Donald Trump continues to take shots at NFL over flag

    Pro Football Talk "If the NFL was hoping Donald Trump would move on to another issue, they were mistaken. The President continued his war on the NFL via Twitter this morning, holding up NASCAR (where owners threatened to fire drivers or crew members who protested during the anthem) as the model for sporting..." September 25

  • Redskins' Josh Norman rips Raiders receivers: 'Do not run your mouth'

    ESPN "Washington Redskins cornerback Josh Norman did what Oakland Raiders quarterback Derek Carr couldn't do much of during the game: target his receivers. But Norman did it with a postgame tirade, fueled by what he said was pregame banter. Norman said some Raiders receivers let him and the Redskins'..." September 25

  • Donald Trump Jr. takes a swipe at the NFL, too

    Pro Football Talk "They say football is family. Bashing the National Football League apparently is family, too. Donald Trump Jr. has chimed in regarding the issue his father took to unprecedented heights two nights ago, with this message on Twitter posted within the last hour: “If only Roger Goodell cared as much..." September 25

  • Josh Norman reminds us of America's most effective form of protest

    Sporting News "Josh Norman was flabbergasted that President Donald Trump used the phrase "son of a bitch" to refer to NFL players who engage in protests during the national anthem. That doesn't mean the loquacious Norman was left unable to respond, of course. And, befitting a D.C.-area athlete, he vowed to..." September 25

  • NFL Aiming To Expand London Schedule

    Pro Football Rumors "The NFL remains intent on gauging whether or not a franchise could function as a full-time London operation. To measure this, the league wants a team to play in multiple London games during a season. NFL executive VP of international Mark Waller said more games coming to London in subsequent..." September 25

  • Trump urges fans to boycott NFL in ongoing criticism of flag-kneeling players

    Fox News Sports "President Trump on Sunday extended his attack on NFL players who kneel during the national anthem, and suggested fans boycott games as he continued his call for team owners to “fire or suspend” the offenders. “If NFL fans refuse to go to games until players stop disrespecting our Flag &..." September 24

  • Su'a Cravens discusses 'frustrating' situation, hopes to return next year

    ESPN "Washington Redskins safety Su'a Cravens, who told the team in early September that he wanted to retire, left the door ajar for a possible return next season. Cravens, speaking to reporters about his future for the first time, declined on Saturday to provide insight into why he opted to step..." September 23

  • Goodell calls Trump comments divisive, disrespectful

    Pro Football Talk "The NFL has responded to Friday night’s comments from President Trump. And the NFL isn’t mincing words. “The NFL and our players are at our best when we help create a sense of unity in our country and our culture,” Commissioner Roger Goodell said. “There is no better example than the amazing..." September 23

  • Report: Predatory Lenders Are Preying On NFL Concussion Settlement Plaintiffs

    Deadspin "As the NFL’s estimated $1 billion concussion settlement winds its way through the process of getting the money into the hands of the former players it’s supposed to compensate, lawyers for some of those retired players told a federal judge this week about how predatory lenders and advisers have..." September 22

  • If NFL ratings stay low, broadcasters could see a $200 million earnings hit

    Awful Announcing "The NFL’s ratings have been a hot topic of discussion, but it isn’t always apparent just how much a dip may damage broadcasters’ bottom lines. That’s the focus of a Hollywood Reporter piece by Paul Bond and Georg Szalai published Wednesday, though, which features several Wall Street analysts..." September 22

  • Albert Haynesworth’s ex-girlfriend Tiffany Jackson ‘humiliated’ by accusations

    Larry Brown Sports "Tiffany Jackson, a former Tennessee basketball player who dated Albert Haynesworth, was accused by the ex-NFL star this week of racial and physical abuse. On Friday, Jackson denied the allegations and said she is “humiliated” by the things Haynesworth said. Jackson, who dated Haynesworth for..." September 22

  • NFL doesn’t think a 2018 game in China is feasible

    Pro Football Talk "The NFL has continued to do business in China, but it doesn’t appear there’s going to be a game there soon. Via Albert Breer of TheMMQB.com, any hope of the league playing a regular season game in China appears to be on hold for now, according to the head of the league’s international..." September 21

  • Roger Goodell's NFL extension is reportedly 'getting papered right now'

    CBS Sports "After a bit of turmoil, Roger Goodell's extension finally seems to be on the way. With his current contract expiring in 2019, Goodell's extension is reportedly 'getting papered right now,' according to ESPN's Adam Schefter. Owner Jerry Jones was reportedly spearheading a small-scale owners' mutiny..." September 21

  • Jay Gruden: Jordan Reed is ‘not healthy right now’

    Yardbarker "Washington Redskins tight end Jordan Reed continues to have a really tough time with injuries. Reed, who dealt with a toe injury all summer, is now fighting off a chest injury, and coach Jay Gruden revealed that his tight end is simply not healthy. " September 20

  • Jay-Z reportedly turned down Super Bowl halftime show

    Larry Brown Sports "Jay-Z has been mentioned as a possibility for the halftime show at Super Bowl LII in Minnesota, but multiple reports indicate it is not going to happen. A source told The Sun that Jay-Z has no interest in performing at the Super Bowl despite rumors that he could take the stage with Justin..." September 20

  • Redskins' Terrelle Pryor warns Rams defender to 'not take out knees'

    Sporting News "Redskins receiver Terrelle Pryor was watching film of his team's last game against the Rams when he came across a play involving him and Rams safety Cody Davis. Pryor was running across the field when Davis took the Washington wideout down with a low hit to the knees. Players, especially on..." September 20

  • Trent Williams says his marijuana use was for pain management

    Pro Football Talk "Marijuana isn’t the boogeyman it used to be in society, and the NFL is slowly moving toward the point of admitting they need to research it more. And stories like Washington tackle Trent Williams‘ should be part of the conversation. In a long profile by Master Tesfatsion of the Washington..." September 20

  • Washington still waiting for Josh Doctson to get healthy enough to contribute

    Pro Football Talk "A week ago former Washington wide receiver Santana Moss said Josh Doctson “might be the best receiver on this team.” The problem is: Doctson hasn’t played enough to prove that. Doctson, a first-round draft pick in 2016, played 29 snaps against the Rams on Sunday with nothing to show for it...." September 19

  • NFL investigating domestic violence accusation against line judge

    ESPN "The NFL is investigating an accusation of domestic violence against line judge Carl Johnson, who was once the league's vice president of officiating. "The matter is under review under of the league's personal conduct policy," a league spokesman said Tuesday. All league employees are subject..." September 19

  • RGIII fires back at Santana Moss over Mike Shanahan comments

    Larry Brown Sports "Former Washington Redskins wide receiver Santana Moss said in a radio interview this week that Robert Griffin III went around bragging about being the reason Mike Shanahan got fired, and RG3 wasted no time firing back. On Tuesday morning, Griffin addressed Moss’s comments on Twitter and said..." September 19

  • Santana Moss: Shanahan Firing Was A Message From RG3 To Redskins Locker Room

    CBS Washington "Robert Griffin III openly relished in Mike Shanahan’s 2013 firing, Santana Moss informed Chad Dukes of 106.7 The Fan, adding yet another chapter to a book that, two years removed from Griffin’s time in Washington, still has not been completely written. Since his playing days, which culminated..." September 19

  • NFL monitoring CFL’s decision to end contact practices

    Sportsnaut "It was announced last week that the Canadian Football League (CFL) was ending contact practices during the season. To many, this came as an absolute shock. How are teams expected to prepare for the physical nature of football without actually practicing what a game itself entails? In an attempt..." September 19

  • Through two weeks, NFL teams are struggling to find the end zone

    Pro Football Talk "NFL TV ratings are down, and NFL touchdowns are down, and those two things are probably related. Fans like to watch teams score touchdowns, and there just haven’t been enough of them so far this season. NFL teams are averaging 2.1 touchdowns per game so far this season, compared to 2.6..." September 19

  • Cowboys dominate Forbes' 2017 list of most valuable NFL franchises, Bills rank last

    CBS Sports "If Jerry Jones ever decides to sell the Dallas Cowboys, someone is going to have to write him a monstrous check because the team is now worth nearly $5 billion. For the 11th consecutive year, the Cowboys are No. 1 on Forbes' annual list of the NFL's most valuable franchises with an estimated value..." September 18

  • Jay Gruden: I have not heard anything ‘from or about’ Su’a Cravens

    Larry Brown Sports "If Su’a Cravens has decided he wants to return to the Washington Redskins and continue his football career, the defensive back has apparently not mentioned it to the people who matter. On Monday, Jay Gruden was asked about a report over the weekend that claimed Cravens is expected to return to..." September 18

  • Redskins mulled four execs for front office but are satisfied with current staff

    CBS Sports "Washington quietly met with four former NFL team executives during training camp, mulling adding an experienced set of eyes to the front office in the aftermath of the dismissal of former general manager Scot McCloughan, but ultimately opted not to hire anyone. The team is comfortable with its..." September 17

  • Redskins Su'a Cravens expected back this week

    NFL.com "It has been two weeks since promising Redskins safety Su'a Cravens, 22, stepped back from the game pondering retirement. His time away is coming to an end. According to several sources, Cravens is expected to report back to the team early this week, likely on Tuesday. The situation is complex..." September 17

  • Jordan Reed blames rust for underwhelming Week 1 performance

    Yardbarker "The Washington Redskins are hoping for a more effective version of tight end Jordan Reed in the weeks to come. Reed was, by his own admission, a bit off in a five-catch, 36 yard performance in Week 1 as he came back from a sprained toe that had severely limited his practices during the..." September 16

  • Stephen A. Smith on the Redskins: ‘They’re irrelevant’

    Washington Post "If Washington’s Week 1 loss to the Eagles did nothing else, it did this: empowered folks to start imagining worst-case scenarios and unleashing last-place rhetoric before a single leaf has fallen from a single tree. That’s a pretty pessimistic response to what was a one-possession game before a..." September 15

  • Fred Smoot: Don’t let Kirk Cousins off the hook

    Washington Post "Many D.C. media members this week — including me — would tell you that it’s way too early in the season for big-picture, existential questions about Kirk Cousins — about his past and future salaries, and his ceiling, and his place in the NFL quarterbacking hierarchy. But at least some Redskins..." September 13

  • NFL veteran thinks national anthem protests are ‘basically dead’

    Larry Brown Sports "With the number of national anthem protests we saw during the NFL preseason, it was widely expected that Week 1 would feature several such demonstrations across the league. Surprisingly, there were very few. That may not have been a coincidence. Mike Freeman of Bleacher Report spoke with..." September 13

  • Former head of NFL officiating doesn’t think Kirk Cousins’s fumble was a fumble

    Washington Post "At first glance, Kirk Cousins’s late-game fumble Sunday afternoon — which was returned for a game-clinching Eagles touchdown — sure looked like an incomplete pass rather than a fumble. Slow motion replays made it more confusing, at least to me, although I still would have guessed it would be ruled..." September 12

  • Redskins Worked Out RB Travaris Cadet

    NFL Trade Rumors "Field Yates of ESPN reports that the Redskins brought in free agent RB Travaris Cadet for a workout on Monday, as they do some due diligence on available players. New Orleans was reportedly shopping Cadet around for a potential trade this offseason, but no deal surfaced. Cadet, 28,..." September 11

  • Offenses looked bad across the NFL on Sunday

    Pro Football Talk "If you thought the offenses looked bad across the NFL on Sunday, you were correct. Yesterday’s 12 NFL games averaged just 37 points and 593 yards of total offense. That’s a far cry from what fans came to expect in 2016, when the average NFL game had 46 points and 701 yard of..." September 11

  • Redskins' Reed to play with fractured toe

    CSN Mid-Atlantic "Redskins tight end will play through the effects of a fractured big toe at least early in the season, according to a report. Per Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network, the ailment that kept Reed on the physically unable to perform list for all of training camp and the first two preseason games was a..." September 10

  • Jamison Crowder expected to play Sunday

    Pro Football Talk "When discussing wide receiver Jamison Crowder‘s status for Sunday’s game against the Eagles, Redskins coach Jay Gruden said the team would see how his injured hip looked during a Saturday workout before determining whether he’d play in the game. Things appear to have gone well as Adam Schefter..." September 10

  • Kirk Cousins, Redskins contract talks stalled after second offer

    NFL.com "The Washington Redskins and quarterback Kirk Cousins head into the 2017 season with Cousins waiting to learn how the team will treat him through the good times and bad. Will they finally view him as a franchise quarterback or fall back on him being a fourth rounder? When there are bumps in the..." September 10

  • McCloughan has filed grievance against Washington: ‘I did a good job’

    Washington Post "Scot McCloughan sits in his overstuffed living-room chair, eyes fixed on the 52-inch TV screen that’s connected to his iPad loaded with every college football game contested in 2016, and rewinds until he finds the precise moment that excites him so. “Look at that jump-cut!” McCloughan says,..." September 10

  • Kirk Cousins attributes one-year deals to God

    Pro Football Talk "Like most of us, Kirk Cousins hopes to earn eternal life. The Entity with the ability to give it to him has suggested that, for now, Cousins take his existence one year at a time. Speaking last week at Liberty University’s convocation, Cousins said that God essentially told the Washington..." September 06

  • NFL officially hires 21 full-time officials

    Sportsnaut "It was announced earlier in the summer that the NFL would in fact employ nearly two-dozen full-time officials for the 2017 season. It’s the first time that the league has gone to the extent of hiring full-time zebras. The league has now officially made the move, hiring 21 full-time officials..." September 06

  • What the Philadelphia Eagles expect from the Alshon Jeffery-Josh Norman matchup

    The Patriot News "Eagles coach Doug Pederson said Wednesday he expects the Redskins' best cornerback to shadow the Birds' No. 1 wide receiver throughout Sunday's season opener. His counterpart, Washington coach Jay Gruden, was less forthcoming. Gruden said on a conference call with Philadelphia-area reporters..." September 06

  • Kirk Cousins might miss son's birth because he's playing for the Redskins

    Michigan Live "Kirk Cousins has been known to take a few risks while playing quarterback, and certainly is gambling on himself playing on the franchise tag in 2017. Now he's risking the notion that he might miss the birth of his son. Julie Cousins is due with the couple's first child on Sept. 17, one day..." September 06

  • Jay Gruden on Su’a Cravens: Sometimes personal life is more important

    Pro Football Talk "In a post to social media, Redskins safety Su'a Cravens addressed his placement on the exempt/left squad list by saying that he needs “to follow what makes me happy, get my mental right, my well-being right, my family right.” Cravens reportedly told the team over the weekend that he was..." September 05

  • Redskins QB Kirk Cousins says he'll play no matter when baby born

    ESPN "There won't be any decision for Washington Redskins quarterback Kirk Cousins to make. If his wife goes into labor and the Redskins have a game, Cousins will be playing. Cousins' wife, Julie, is due with their first child on Sept. 18 -- a day after the Redskins play at the Los Angeles..." September 05

  • Chris Thompson signs two-year contract extension

    Pro Football Talk "Running back Chris Thompson won’t be leaving the Redskins as a free agent at the end of the season. Tuesday morning brought a team announcement that Thompson has signed a contract extensions. They did not announce the terms of the new pact, but Master Tesfatsion of the Washington Post reports..." September 05

  • Nate Sudfeld cut as Redskins get to 53 players

    Pro Football Talk "The Redskins dropped one of their 2017 draft picks and one from 2016 as they set their initial 53-man roster. Quarterback Nate Sudfeld has been dropped from the roster a few months after new personnel boss Doug Williams raved about the 2016 sixth-round pick. He spent all of his rookie season on..." September 03

  • Who will be on the Redskins' practice squad?

    CSN Mid-Atlantic "The Redskins’ newly-minted 53-man roster takes the practice field this morning. They will do so without a practice squad. That group will start to be assembled after noon today when they find out which of the practice-squad eligible players they cut have cleared waivers. All players with fewer..." September 03