Redskins Rumors & News

  • FCC will consider punishing broadcasters for saying 'Redskins' "The Federal Communications Commission will consider punishing broadcasters for using the Washington Redskins' nickname on air, FCC chairman Tom Wheeler said during a conference call with reporters, according to Reuters. Legal activist John Banzhaf III, a law professor at George Washington..." September 30

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    Rich Tandler @Rich_TandlerCSN

    Jordan Reed said it's 50-50 that he plays vs Seattle. #Redskins

  • Redskins need to increase takeaways

    CSN Washington "Need to Know: Five observations on the Redskins including a need for a defense that's built around getting takeaways to start getting some takeaways. —I know that Tyler Polumbus is not who the organization would like to have playing right tackle. They tried some free agent options but they..." September 29

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    ProFootballTalk @ProFootballTalk

    Washington signs S Jamarca Sanford, per league source.

  • Agent: Washington waives LB Gabe Miller

    Pro Football Talk "Washington has reportedly waived one of its defensive backups. Via ESPN’s Adam Caplan, agent Brett Tessler announced Saturday morning that Washington had released outside linebacker Gabe Miller, a second-year pro from Oregon State." September 27

  • Redskins’ Trent Williams avoids serious knee injury

    Washington Post "After losing a key starter in each of their two previous games, the Washington Redskins appear to have dodged a similar fate Thursday night against the New York Giants. Despite initial fears Trent Williams had dislocated his right kneecap, the two-time Pro Bowl left tackle did not even need an..." September 27

  • Jason Peters fined $10K for fight; Chris Baker $8,268 "Jason Peters was fined $10,000 for his involvement in the fight that followed Redskins nose tackle Chris Baker blocking Eagles quarterback Nick Foles to the ground in Sunday's game." September 27

  • Jay Gruden hopes to get Jordan Reed back next week

    CSN Washington "There’s a chance Redskins tight Jordan Reed will be back in the lineup when Washington hosts the defending champion Seahawks on Oct. 6, Coach Jay Gruden said Friday. The oft-injured Reed has been sidelined since suffering a hamstring pull early in the Redskins’ season opening loss in..." September 26

  • Larry Donnell has three touchdowns as NY Giants rout Washington, 45-14

    New York Daily News "There Eli Manning was on the sidelines, watching as another quarterback ran the Giants offense in the fourth quarter. He’d played himself off the field. And this time, that was just fine. What a difference a year makes. The last time the Giants faced Washington, Manning couldn’t survive to..." September 26

  • The Redskins are selling World Cup beer, and Budweiser says it has ‘passed its freshness date’

    Washington Post "During Washington’s home opener in mid-September, the fine gents from Ball Hogs Radio cracked open a nice, cold, World Cup beer at FedEx Field. That wasn’t a huge deal, except for the fact that the World Cup had ended more than two months before the Redskins hosted the Jaguars. I didn’t write..." September 26

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    NFL Media PR @InsideNFLMedia

    .@RapSheet: "I am told by Redskins sources that there is no guarantee that RG3 is handed his starting job back when he does come back."

  • RG3, Kirk Cousins dilemma isn't as tasty in Washington anymore

    Fox Sports "Without taking a single snap, Robert Griffin III looks a whole lot better Friday than he did 24 hours earlier. It was nothing the ballyhooed quarterback did himself but rather what his Washington Redskins replacement failed to accomplish. Through seven quarters of relief work, Kirk Cousins..." September 26

  • DeSean Jackson (shoulder) is active for Week 4 against the Giants.

    Rotoworld "The short week wasn't a concern for Jackson after he escaped Week 3 without setbacks. He's Rotoworld's No. 22 receiver for Week 4. " September 25

  • The Redskins and Jay Cutler came close to living happily ever after "Jay Cutler wanted to be a Washington Redskin. It was 2009 and Cutler, irked by overtures from new head coach Josh McDaniels toward Patriots quarterback Matt Cassel, demanded a trade from the Broncos in 2009. Mike Shanahan, recently fired by Denver, had already become a favorite of Dan Snyder's..." September 25

  • Simms plans to avoid 'Redskins' on TNF broadcast "Phil Simms knows the question is coming: Will he say the nickname? The CBS NFL analyst told an Associated Press reporter two months ago that he planned to avoid using the word “Redskins” when calling this week’s Thursday Night Football game between the Giants and Washington at FedEx Field. As..." September 24

  • Hit on Nick Foles was clean, NFL says

    Sporting News "So hitting a quarterback who isn't looking and is out of the play is legal in the NFL. Got it. The league isn't going to fine or suspend Redskins defensive lineman Chris Baker for laying out Eagles QB Nick Foles during the runback of an interception that wasn't an interception. “Baker didn’t..." September 24

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    Ralph Vacchiano @RVacchianoNYDN

    Kirk Cousins replacing RGIII permanently in Wash? "Crazy things have happened in NFL," Jay Gruden said. "I'm not going to discount anything"

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    michael phillips @michaelpRTD

    RGIII's cast has been removed. Walking boot in its place. Said doctors will rediagnose the ankle next week.

  • Nick Foles hit sparks brawl, ejections "Two players were ejected following a hockey-style, benches-clearing incident during Sunday's game between the rival Washington Redskins and Philadelphia Eagles. Eagles quarterback Nick Foles threw an apparent interception to Bashaud Breeland when he overthrew tight end Brent Celek on a..." September 22

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    Adam Schefter @AdamSchefter

    Redskins WR DeSean Jackson is active.

  • No suspension for Baker or Peters, but a “ton of fines” coming

    Pro Football Talk "Despite being ejected during Sunday’s game at Philadelphia following a cheap shot that sparked a melee, Washington defensive lineman Chris Baker and Eagles tackle Jason Peters face no further missed time. Per a source with knowledge of the situation, neither player will be suspended for his..." September 21

  • Kirk Cousins’s football career has been marked by patience, persistence

    Washington Post "Kirk Cousins awoke Monday to an avalanche of text messages and a vague sense that a greater weight than normal sat on his shoulders. The plays that hadn’t worked in Sunday’s 41-10 triumph over the Jacksonville Jaguars ran like a tape-loop in his head. As it dawned on him that he’d awoken as..." September 20

  • DeSean Jackson questionable "The Washington Redskins will be down a tight end, but they remain optimistic that DeSean Jackson will be able to play against his former team. The Redskins listed Jackson as questionable for Sunday's game against Philadelphia. Tight end Jordan Reed was listed as out. Neither status is a..." September 20

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    John Keim @john_keim

    Jordan Reed has been ruled out for Sunday. Desean Jackson is questionable

  • Tony Gonzalez: Robert Griffin III should see sports psychologist "Robert Griffin III needs to see a shrink. That's what future Hall of Fame tight end and current CBS Sports analyst Tony Gonzalez said Thursday. The thing is, Gonzalez wasn't making a joke at RG3's expense -- he was being quite serious. “Once confidence goes in this sport, you will get taken..." September 19

  • Chip Kelly finally reveals why he cut DeSean Jackson

    CSN Washington "Eagles coach Chip Kelly shocked the NFL world when he decided to cut DeSean Jackson during the offseason. Kelly claimed that Jackson wasn't the right fit for his offense. As the wide receiver prepares to meet his former team for the first time on Sunday, asked Kelly how much he was..." September 18

  • Kirk Cousins: I can be like Dalton "When Kirk Cousins learned the news, he knew it would be good for him. He wasn't sure if he would get on the field, not with Robert Griffin III as the Washington Redskins' quarterback. But Cousins knew that hiring Jay Gruden as coach would be a good move for him -- just because of whom he had..." September 17

  • Broncos fans crushing Redskins fans in a Phil Simms hate-off

    New York Post "It seems Broncos fans dislike Phil Simms much more than Redskins fans do. Contingents of each team’s supporters started petitions on to ban the former Giants quarterback from broadcasting their games on CBS. As of 2 p.m. on Tuesday, the Broncos’ petition had over 30,000 signatures,..." September 17

  • RGIII Told not to Wear Religious Shirt in Press Conference

    Sportsnaut "Apparently the NFL is just sitting around bored and attempting to find something to do during this slow time of the year. Using the guise that Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III wasn’t wearing a Nike mandated shirt in his post-game press conference on Sunday, NFL uniform inspector..." September 17

  • Trade value of Robert Griffin III still ‘significant’ amid uncertain future with Redskins

    Washington Post "The second major injury that quarterback Robert Griffin III has suffered during his NFL career has created an uncertain future for him and the Washington Redskins, with Kirk Cousins now in place as the at-least-temporary starter and no guarantees that Griffin will get the job back once his..." September 17

  • Senator intends to end NFL's tax-exempt status due to Redskins name "Sen. Maria Cantwell (D-Wash.) will introduce legislation aimed at eliminating the NFL's tax-exempt status, she announced at a press conference on Tuesday. Cantwell's motivation for introducing the legislation is the league's continued inaction against the Washington Redskins name. “The NFL..." September 17

  • Redskins waive Bacarri Rambo to make room for Brandon Meriweather

    Washington Post "The Washington Redskins have waived second-year safety Bacarri Rambo to make room on the roster for Brandon Meriweather, whom the NFL just reinstated after a two-game suspension to start the season. A sixth-round pick in 2013 and an All-American at Georgia in 2011 after ranking among the..." September 16

  • Could Condoleezza Rice Replace Roger Goodell As Commissioner Of The NFL? "While there are still many questions to be answered as the NFL investigates its handling of Ray Rice's assault case, there are already a handful of prominent voices calling for commissioner Roger Goodell to step down and an intriguing candidate to take his place. U.S. Senator Kirsten..." September 16

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    Around The NFL @AroundTheNFL

    DeSean Jackson “intends to play” this week per @RapSheet. Not considered a major injury.

  • Jay Gruden couldn’t admit that Kirk Cousins was better running his offense than RGIII

    Washington Post "The dirty little secret in Ashburn is that Coach Jay Gruden actually thought Kirk Cousins was better suited to his offense, that Robert Griffin III wasn’t getting it and there was no way to delicately make a change at any point this season without causing major problems throughout the..." September 15

  • Griffin: 'Positive news' on ankle injury

    CSN Washington "Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III told reporters today that he does not have a fractured bone in his left ankle and that he will know more about how long he will be out with the injury later today. Griffin said that it was "positive news". He will not have to undergo surgery, a procedure..." September 15

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    Jason Cole @JasonPhilCole

    News on #Washington WR DeSean Jackson is promising today. Woke up "sore" from shoulder injury, but looks like no serious structural damage.

  • Dislocated ankle confirmed for Robert Griffin III

    Pro Football Talk "Washington quarterback Robert Griffin III has been diagnosed with a dislocated ankle after leaving today’s game against the Jaguars. The injury came when his ankle bent awkwardly as he was rolling out in the first quarter. It looked ugly, and the diagnosis is no surprise. What we don’t know..." September 14

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    Michael Fabiano @Michael_Fabiano

    DeSean Jackson done for the afternoon. Wow, these injuries are piling up.

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    SB Nation @SBNation

    RG3 is out for the game with a left ankle injury. (Kirk Cousins has led two TD drives, though)

  • Dan Snyder supports Roger Goodell "Washington Redskins owner Dan Snyder made it clear that he still supports NFL commissioner Roger Goodell, who has come under fire for his handling of the Ray Rice situation. Snyder issued a three-sentence statement Saturday backing Goodell as many have called for the commissioner to resign or..." September 14

  • Washington’s offense made history on Sunday, but not in a good way

    Pro Football Talk "If all you knew about Washington’s Week One performance was what you saw with a quick glance at the box score, you might think they played pretty well. Quarterback Robert Griffin III completed 29 of 37 of his passes, or 78.4 percent. And Washington gained 131 yards on the ground, on 23 carries...." September 13

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    Washington Redskins @Redskins

    Statement by Washington #Redskins owner Dan Snyder:

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    Britt McHenry @BrittMcHenry

    Jordan Reed has a minor hamstring strain but Gruden says little chance he plays Sunday. #redskins

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    Mark Long @APMarkLong

    RG3 says Redskins will be without former Gators TE Jordan Reed (hamstring) against Jaguars: "He's a big loss, a great player."

  • Brian Orakpo suggests NFL consider reviewing roughing the passer "Washington Redskins linebacker Brian Orakpo wants the league to add another play to the list of those that can be reviewed: roughing the passer. And he's not making the push just because of a penalty that was called on his team during Sunday's 17-6 loss to the Houston Texans. The Redskins'..." September 10

  • NFL Leads Push For Franchise in Europe "This NFL season has kicked off with more fanfare than ever before, and excitement for the sport isn't limited to the United States. For the first time in the league's history there will be three regular-season games played abroad, all of them at Wembley Stadium in London. The games will come on..." September 09

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    Mike Jones @MikeJonesWaPo

    Jordan Reed said he has to get an MRI on his hamstring. No word yet on how long he'll be sidelined.

  • Texans beat Redskins 17-6 in season opener

    Houston Chronicle "The Texans’ season-opening 17-6 victory wasn’t the prettiest win in franchise history. But considering they haven’t had a regular-season win in 357 days, it was beautiful. New quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick hit DeAndre Hopkins for a 76-yard touchdown pass, Alfred Blue blocked a punt and returned..." September 07

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    Britt McHenry @BrittMcHenry

    Jordan Reed downgraded to out with a hamstring injury. Cofield out with an ankle injury. #redskins