Redskins Rumors & News

  • Redskins release Cofield, Bowen

    ESPN.com "The Washington Redskins' offseason purge began with their defensive line as they released veterans Barry Cofield and Stephen Bowen on Friday. The moves occur one day after the Redskins signed veteran defensive end Ricky Jean Francois. By releasing Cofield, the Redskins will save $4.12 million..." February 28

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    Adam Caplan @caplannfl

    Next stops on the James Casey free agency tour visits express: #Bengals, #Redskins, #Jaguars.

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    Adam Schefter @AdamSchefter

    Ricky Jean Francois signed a 3-yr deal with Redskins. Deal is for $9mil, with $4mil guaranteed. Total value with incentives $11.25M.

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    John Keim @john_keim

    FWIW: Was told the #Redskins met with Brian Orakpo's agent at the combine. Team expressed interest in his return. But: Long way to go.

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    Ian Rapoport @RapSheet

    Former #Colts DL and now FA Ricky Jean-Francois is visiting the #Redskins & #49ers this week, source says

  • Washington opts not to renew A.J. Smith’s contract

    Washington Post "A.J. Smith will not return for a third season with Washington after spending the last two years as a consultant to team president Bruce Allen, a person with knowledge of the situation confirmed. Smith received consideration early this offseason for an expanded role, but those plans changed when..." February 23

  • Redskins re-work DeAngelo Hall's contract

    ESPN.com "Washington recently tweaked the contract of veteran cornerback DeAngelo Hall, as he now has a non-guaranteed base salary for the 2015 season, according to a source familiar with the deal. Under the previous terms of the deal, $1 million of Hall's $4 million base salary was set to become..." February 23

  • Redskins president says Robert Griffin III still 'has a high ceiling'

    Washington Post "Redskins President Bruce Allen joined SiriusXM NFL Radio with Bruce Murray and Rich Gannon on Thursday from the NFL Scouting Combine in Indianapolis and was asked about Robert Griffin III and Washington’s plans for the offseason. “He’s a confident young man and he has a right to be,” Allen said..." February 22

  • Bruce Allen: Robert Griffin III still has high ceiling

    ESPN.com "Jay Gruden’s announcement Wednesday that Robert Griffin III would be the Washington Redskins' starter was an odd one given his stated desire the day after the season for an open competition. But Bruce Allen provided a little more insight into how the organization views the situation. And it comes..." February 20

  • Report: NFL salary cap expected between $140-143M

    Covers.com "The NFL expects this year's salary cap to be between $140 million and $143 million, at least $1.5 million higher than projected, ESPN reported Wednesday. League sources told ESPN's Adam Schefter that the NFL notified teams Wednesday. The league had informed team executives at the owners..." February 19

  • NFL reportedly unlikely to expand playoffs in 2015

    SB Nation "Last offseason, it appeared the NFL and commissioner Roger Goodell were intent on reaching an agreement to expand the playoff field from 12 to 14 teams. However, a report in the Washington Post suggests a potential change is now unlikely to arrive in time for the 2015 season. "I think it's..." February 19

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    Zac Boyer @ZacBoyer

    Gruden: "We'll go into the season with Robert as the No. 1 guy."

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    Michael David Smith @MichaelDavSmith

    Mike Shanahan says he tried hard to bring Peyton Manning to Washington, but Peyton didn't want to be in Eli's division

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    Scott Brown @ScottBrown_ESPN

    Ryan Clark announces his retirement on ESPN NFL Live. Says he will retire as a Steeler.

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    Chris Russell @Russellmania980

    This is very interesting --> RT @VernonGholston: Got a tryout with the Redskins #HTTR

  • Washington awarded Xavier Nixon on waivers

    Pro Football Talk "Ex-Colts offensive tackle Xavier Nixon is rejoining the club with whom he began his professional career. According to the NFL’s personnel notice, Nixon was awarded to Washington on waivers on Friday. The 24-year-old Nixon signed with Washington as an undrafted free agent in May 2013 and..." February 14

  • RG3 leans into social media debate with ‘RG4’ baby reveal

    New York Post "Is RG4 on the way? Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III took to Twitter to let the world know he and his wife are expecting a child. On Thursday, Griffin’s 25th birthday, he posted a photo of himself kissing his wife’s pregnant belly. The 2011 Heisman Trophy winner at Baylor,..." February 13

  • What should the Redskins do with Kirk Cousins?

    Washington Post "The Redskins have plenty of questions looming, but none carries more intrigue than the quarterback position. General manager Scot McCloughan has cautioned against giving up on Robert Griffin III prematurely. But he didn’t say that the former second overall pick would remain the starter. When..." February 13

  • Which NFL Teams Have The Hardest And Easiest 2015 Schedules?

    Deadspin.com "Even before the release of next season's schedule (which should happen in April, about a week before the draft) we already know who everyone will be playing in 2015. That means it's possible to calculate who'll have the toughest row to hoe, and who gets a break. The Falcons will face the..." February 12

  • RG3 spars with a fan who thinks he should stay off social media

    Pro Football Talk "Washington quarterback Robert Griffin III put up a seemingly innocuous Instagram video today, showing himself listening to “Billie Jean” while driving to his morning workout. But RG3 is a polarizing figure these days, and he soon learned that nothing he does can be completely innocuous. As..." February 09

  • Washington hires Robb Akey as defensive line coach

    Pro Football Talk "The Redskins defensive coaching staff underwent a shakeup at the end of the season and the team continued putting together their new staff on Monday. The team announced that Robb Akey will be their defensive line coach. Akey just completed his first year as an NFL assistant working as an..." February 02

  • Junior Seau leads a strong eight-man class into the Hall of Fame

    Pro Football Talk "The Pro Football Hall of Fame cleared the decks of a number of finalists who had been debated for years, as they ushered in an eight-man class to Canton Saturday night. First-year eligible linebacker Junior Seau was elected to the Hall of Fame, along with running back Jerome Bettis, defensive..." February 01

  • NFL will review Calvin Johnson rule, narrow goal posts

    SB Nation "The league is still considering reducing the width of the goal post and will review the "Calvin Johnson Rule" this offseason. The NFL competition committee will examine reducing the width of the goal post uprights this offseason, according to Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network. Each year the..." January 30

  • NFLPA to give own salary-cap projection for 2015

    USA Today "For the first time, the NFL Players Association plans to issue its own projections for the 2015 salary cap to counter what it perceives as deflated league projections that can impact teams' budgeting and, in turn, hold down spending. NFLPA executive director DeMaurice Smith made the..." January 30

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    Jordan Raanan @JordanRaanan

    Perry Fewell taking job as #redskins DB coach, per source

  • Should the Redskins trade WR Pierre Garçon?

    CSN Washington "We ran the numbers on Pierre Garçon’s contract a week ago. He has a $9.7 million cap number this year, his age 29 season. If the Redskins trade him, they would save $5.3 million against the cap after a $4.4 million dead cap charge. Should they keep him they would be looking at a 2016 cap charge of..." January 27

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    Ian Rapoport @RapSheet

    New #Redskins GM Scot McCloughan is hoping to add #Packers senior personnel executive Alonzo Highsmith to his front office, source said.

  • Albert Haynesworth pleads guilty to reckless boating

    USA Today "Former NFL defensive tackle Albert Haynesworth pleaded guilty to a reckless boating charge Tuesday in Knox County (Tenn.) court. Haynesworth, a two-time Pro Bowler who played seven seasons with the Tennessee Titans, faced five charges at his arraignment, including violations of Tennessee..." January 20

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    Ian Rapoport @RapSheet

    The #Redskins are hiring Joe Barry as their defensive coordinator, source says. For real this time.

  • Pendergrast reportedly interviews for Redskins' D.C. job

    CSN Washington "The Redskins have interviewed former Cardinals defensive coordinator Clancy Pendergast for their vacant defensive coordinator position, according to ESPN’s Adam Schefter. Pendergast, 47, was the Cardinals’ defensive coordinator from 2004-2008 before joining the Chiefs in the same capacity in..." January 19

  • Report: Vic Fangio to meet with Bears before Redskins

    CBS Sports Fantasy News "The Bears have requested permission to interview former 49ers defensive coordinator Vic Fangio, a source told Adam Schefter of ESPN. Fangio is expected to meet with Chicago first, then he will interview with the Redskins for the same position later on Saturday, according to Dianna Marie Russini of..." January 17

  • Former Redskins QB thinks Cousins is on the move

    CSN Washington "As we've seen before, former Redskins QB Joe Theismann has had strong opinions on the current Redskins quarterback situation, particularly Kirk Cousins. Well, Theismann is back at it. Thursday on ESPN 980's The Sports Fix, Theismann shares that he thinks Cousins could be shipped out before the..." January 16

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    Adam Schefter @AdamSchefter

    Late entry into Redskins' defensive coordinator consideration is 49ers DC Vic Fangio, who's not returning to SF.

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    Ed Werder @Edwerderespn

    The #Redskins have hired former #Cowboys OC and offensive line coach Bill Callahan to very lucrative three-year contract.

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    Ian Rapoport @RapSheet

    The #Redskins plan on hiring #Chargers LB coach Joe Barry as their defensive coordinator, sources say.

  • Redskins to interview Raheem Morris Tuesday

    ESPN.com "The Washington Redskins will interview their secondary coach, Raheem Morris, for the vacant defensive coordinator's position Tuesday, a team source said. Morris had met with the New York Giants on Friday about the same opening, but there could be more attractive candidates for that position,..." January 13

  • RG3 auctioning off used ankle cast

    Sporting News "Robert Griffin III is looking to cash in on his misfortunes — for a good cause. The Redskins' quarterback is auctioning off an ankle cast signed by his teammates for his Family of 3 Foundation. The cast, signed by DeSean Jackson and DeAngelo Hall among others, is available to bidders through..." January 12

  • McCloughan could bring Gore, Davis or Brooks to Washington

    Pro Football Talk "New Washington General Manager Scot McCloughan could be interested in acquiring some of his favorite 49ers. McCloughan, who was formerly the General Manager in San Francisco, would probably like to bring in some players he’s familiar with. Matt Maiocco of CSNBayArea.com lists Frank Gore, Vernon..." January 10

  • Eric Mangini Will Interview for Redskins DC Job

    Hogs Haven "The Redskins are not done interviewing candidates for their vacant defensive coordinator job. San Diego Chargers LB coach Joe Barry was interviewed Monday and Tuesday, San Francisco 49ers DB coach Ed Donatell was interviewed on Wednesday, and former Houston Texans DC Wade Phillips was interviewed..." January 09

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    Adam Schefter @AdamSchefter

    Giants requested permission for defensive coordinator interview with Washington DB coach Raheem Morris, per source.

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    Ed Werder @Edwerderespn

    Despite success with Jay Cutler and Brandon Marshall, I'm told #Bears do not have Mike Shanahan on list of HC prospects

  • Report: Redskins agree with former 49ers GM Scot McCloughan

    CSN Washington "With speculation mounting about the Redskins pursuit of former 49ers and Seahawks personnel guru Scot McCloughan, reports show he will come to Washington. McCloughan emerged as the hottest commodity in many vacant NFL front offices, but a troubled personal history somewhat dampened his prospects...." January 06

  • With many successful father-son partnerships under their belts, the Redskins should totally hire Wade Phillips

    Washington Post "With the Redskins having made a hash of their last 20 or so seasons, many fans seem to think the team should try something new. Which reminds me of the news that longtime NFL coach Wade Phillips will interview with the franchise for its vacant defensive coordinator position. As you likely know,..." January 06

  • Ex-Redskins Player Fred Smoot Found Not Guilty of Domestic Assault

    NBC Washington "Former Washington Redskins player Fred Smoot was found not guilty of assault Monday afternoon, News4's Chris Gordon reported. Smoot's bench trial began Monday morning in Loudoun County, Virginia. In November, Smoot's former girlfriend Valerie Jackson told police that Smoot grabbed her during..." January 06

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    Jason La Canfora @JasonLaCanfora

    Strong sense within Skins headquarters that Wade Phillips is well positioned to be their next defensive coordinator. Has ample support

  • With Redskins’ season over, pending free agents wait for the next move

    Washington Times "Roy Helu removed the game balls, the cleats, the supplements and other items from his locker early last week, turning and carefully placing each into two large, clear, plastic sacks pulled open at his feet. There was a chance that he may never step into the locker room at Redskins Park again,..." January 05

  • Report: Wade Phillips to interview with Washington

    Pro Football Talk "The Redskins need a defensive coordinator to replace Jim Haslett and they’ll be looking at one of the most experienced candidates on the market this week. Ian Rapoport of NFL Media reports that Wade Phillips is scheduled for an interview in Washington this week. Phillips was out of the NFL in..." January 04

  • Bills, 49ers won’t let defensive coordinators interview in Washington

    Pro Football Talk "The Bills and 49ers do not have head coaches at the moment. But they both have defensive coordinators under contract, and they’re squatting on their contractual rights. With a defensive coordinator vacancy in Washington, the Bills have declined a request to interview defensive coordinator Jim..." January 03

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    Ian Rapoport @RapSheet

    This is an interesting one. Wade Phillips will interview for the #Redskins defensive coordinator opening this week, source says.

  • Redskins Pierre Garçon, E.J. Biggers hit with fines

    CSN Washington "Wide receiver Pierre Garçon and cornerback E.J. Biggers were fined by the NFL for illegal plays in the Redskins’ season-ending loss to the Cowboys on Sunday, according to a league source. Garçon was fined $8,268 for a late, blindside hit on linebacker Kyle Wilber after Robert Griffin III scored..." January 02

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