Redskins Rumors & News

  • The NFL's Most Valuable Teams "Just because the auction of the Buffalo Bills is having a tough time drawing bids above $1 billion two years after the Cleveland Browns sold for $987 million, and just weeks after the National Basketball Association’s Los Angeles Clippers were sold for $2 billion, doesn’t mean the National..." August 20

  • Mike Carey, longtime NFL referee, avoided Washington’s games because of the name

    Washington Post "Mike Carey sat quietly by himself in the CBS NFL game-day studio in Manhattan on Monday. As he had for 19 integrity-driven seasons as one of the league’s most highly respected officials, the network’s recently hired rules analyst blended seamlessly into the background, doing what every good..." August 20

  • DeAngelo Hall on penalty emphasis: Seahawks got their ring, now we have to deal with consequences

    Pro Football Talk "The amount of flags for defensive holding and illegal contact have been a major talking point throughout the preseason and one player affected by them thinks he knows why the league moved to emphasize those calls this season. Redskins cornerback DeAngelo Hall said there are “no ifs, ands or..." August 20

  • Mike Ditka calls Redskins name debate 'stupid' and 'appalling'

    Sporting News "The debate over whether the name of Washington's NFL team is an insult is "stupid" and the people who oppose it are "asinine,'' according to legendary coach, broadcaster and Hall of Fame player Mike Ditka. "This is so stupid it’s appalling,'' Ditka, now an ESPN analyst, told the website..." August 20

  • Simms, Dungy to avoid using Washington team name

    Pro Football Talk "As the 2014 NFL regular season approaches, and as a game involving the Washington NFL franchise airs on national television when this item is posted, a pair of prominent national broadcasters plans to avoid uttering the name of the Washington NFL franchise. Via the Associated Press, Phil Simms..." August 19

  • Jay Gruden expects honesty from brother "Jay Gruden doesn't expect his brother to change his approach, just because he's the guy in charge on the sidelines. Jon Gruden, of course, will call the Redskins preseason game against Cleveland Monday night on ESPN. It'll be a warm-up for when the Redskins play a regular-season game on "Monday..." August 18

  • Redskins' Gruden impressed with Amerson's 'swag'

    CSN Washington "We won’t know if any of the Redskins’ myriad of defensive issues that were on display in 2013 have been solved until they get at least a few regular season games under their belts. But one concern that some had earlier in the year seems to be eased. Many were wondering if David Amerson, last..." August 17

  • Familiarity with Kyle Shanahan’s offense could help Redskins’ defensive players vs. Browns, Johnny Manziel

    Washington Post "Monday night’s preseason game between Washington and the Cleveland Browns has generated considerable buzz because of high-profile rookie quarterback Johnny Manziel and his dual-threat skill set. But the Redskins’ defensive players like their chances because of their knowledge of the offense..." August 17

  • Cleveland Browns DT Phil Taylor looks forward to Monday's homecoming in Washington

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "Monday's preseason game at Washington means many things to several different Browns. For rookies, it could determine their NFL future. For many veterans, it's about getting a few reps and not getting hurt. No matter how hard veteran defensive tackle Phil Taylor attempts to downplay the..." August 16

  • Redskins RBs need work in pass protection "The drill unfolded poorly, with Roy Helu getting chastised and Lache Seastrunk getting knocked over and Alfred Morris lowering his head. It's not what Washington Redskins coaches wanted to see in this pass-protection drill in Thursday's practice. But they, and the players, also know that if..." August 16

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    Evan Drellich @EvanDrellich

    Darin Downs has a minor oblique injury, precipitated Chapman promotion

  • RG3: “Quarterback’s dream” to have responsibility I do on offense

    Pro Football Talk "Robert Griffin III hasn’t been shy about expressing his happiness about the change in Redskins coaches from Mike Shanahan to Jay Gruden this offseason and the love affair doesn’t show much signs of stopping. Griffin has been given more responsibility in the offense this season, including the..." August 15

  • Alfred Morris is ‘Steady Eddie’ in Jay Gruden’s eyes

    Washington Post "The Redskins’ passing game has run hot and cold since training camp opened July 23. The defense looks winded one day and roars back the next. But throughout the highs and lows, third-year running back Alfred Morris has motored along like a reliable, low-maintenance truck. The 5-foot-11,..." August 15

  • Redskins appeal trademark decision made by U.S. Patent Office "The Washington Redskins announced on Thursday that the team will be appealing the decision made by the United States Patent and Trademark Office to cancel the Redskins official trademark registration. Back in June, the Patent board voted to cancel the registration, a decision that obviously..." August 15

  • Redskins sign TE Matt Veldman

    CSN Washington "The Washington Redskins have signed free agent tight end Matt Veldman. Terms of the deal were not disclosed in a statement released by the team. To make room for Veldman the Redskins released defensive end Doug Worthington. Veldman (6-7, 255) entered the NFL in 2012 as a free agent with..." August 14

  • Chris Cooley says Colt McCoy will spend the rest of his career as RGIII’s backup

    Washington Post "Earlier this month, a few sentences from an writer about Kirk Cousins’s play in practice briefly reignited the ol’ “Quarterback Controversy?!?” bonfire, a flame that has popped up pretty regularly since Robert Griffin III and Cousins arrived in D.C. Silly or not, it even got to the..." August 14

  • RG III on Johnny Manziel, Kyle Shanahan "They met a couple years ago, brought together by the ultimate prize in college football. They share a style of play on the field as well, quarterbacks whose legs enhance their game. But the last thing quarterback Robert Griffin III wants to do is compare himself to Cleveland rookie Johnny..." August 14

  • Redskins rookie CB Bashaud Breeland busted for marijuana possession

    CSN Washington "When the Redskins selected Bashaud Breeland with a fourth-round draft pick in the 2014 NFL Draft, Washington hoped the rookie could emerge as a playmaker in the secondary. Now, the Redskins must deal with Breeland's run-in with police while at training camp in Richmond. Breeland was cited with..." August 13

  • Who should you draft with the No. 1 pick in fantasy football?

    USA Today "LeSean McCoy is in the best position to succeed Tim Heaney, senior fantasy writer: Why blindly pick last year’s top running back at No. 1? Jamaal Charles is a first-rounder, but 12 rushing scores and 70 receptions are hard to repeat, even with Andy Reid running things. After his monumental..." August 13

  • Bruce Allen: Gruden's meetings are intense "Washington Redskins general manager/president Bruce Allen didn't want to compare the atmosphere in Jay Gruden's first training camp to what it was like the past few seasons. Nor did Allen focus on the drama-free camp, saying if players are handling their jobs then it doesn't matter anyway. But..." August 12

  • Redskins WR DeSean Jackson to play Monday "Redskins receiver DeSean Jackson, who missed the preseason opener with a twisted ankle, said he will play in Washington's second preseason game against Cleveland on Monday. Jackson did not play against New England after hurting his ankle in a walk-through the previous day, when a Patriots..." August 11

  • DeAngelo Hall carted off with back injury

    CSN Washington "Redskins veteran DeAngelo Hall was carted off the field during Sunday’s practice after suffering an injury to his back. The severity was of the injury was not immediately known, though Head Coach Jay Gruden is scheduled to meet with reporters at 3:50 and is expected to provide a thorough..." August 11

  • Redskins' DeAngelo Hall: 'From couldn’t walk to running around'

    CSN Washington "A day after being carted off the practice field with a back injury, Redskins veteran DeAngelo Hall returned Monday morning and was able to participate in a limited capacity. “They didn’t want me to go out here, but I was like, ‘Nah, I’m going to go out here and do some individual drills, move..." August 11

  • Gruden: DeAngelo Hall has bruised back; injury isn’t serious

    Pro Football Talk "As it turns out, Washington cornerback DeAngelo Hall’s back injury was indeed just a bruise. Coach Jay Gruden said Hall, who suffered the injury in practice on Sunday morning, was “a little sore” after somersaulting and landing on his back. According to Tarik El-Bashir of,..." August 10

  • RG III: 'Honor' to get fans' autographs "Robert Griffin III took off his cleats and could tell by the look on the two fans' faces they were expecting something that wasn't going to happen. He didn't want to give the two cancer survivors his cleats. He wanted their autographs on them. It was a request the Washington Redskins..." August 10

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    John Keim @john_keim

    Gruden said Chris Thompson will be out another 5-6 days with low ankle sprain

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    Chris Russell @Russellmania980

    #Redskins HC Jay Gruden: says Lache Seastrunk needs a lot of help catching up in pass pro. Was a concern before, still is. For any rookie RB

  • Redskins' Jason Hatcher off PUP list "The Washington Redskins removed defensive end Jason Hatcher from the physically unable to perform list after he passed a physical, clearing the way for his return to the field Saturday. Hatcher had been working on the side fields during training camp while recovering from arthroscopic surgery..." August 09

  • Jay Gruden’s new offense impressed

    Washington Post "For team officials and fans, the debut of a coach is an inspiring event. The Washington Redskins often have experienced such excitement. Under owner Dan Snyder, Coach Jay Gruden became the eighth man to lead the team during a 23-6 victory over the New England Patriots on Thursday. In a..." August 08

  • Return game sparks Chiefs to 41-39 win over Bengals in preseason opener

    Kansas City Star "Even in the preseason, the return game came to the rescue of the Chiefs once again. While the Chiefs’ first-team offense had trouble picking up first downs, and the secondary had problems as feared Thursday night, the return game was in fine form in a 41-39 victory over Cincinnati in a wild..." August 08

  • Redskins use to run to beat Patriots

    CSN Washington "Some are predicting that Jay Gruden will be “pass happy” as coach of the Washington Redskins. If his first preseason game was any sort of indicator, those folks may be rethinking their views before too long. Gruden called 42 rushing plays and 27 passes in his NFL debut. Washington piled up 177..." August 08

  • When will NFL consider marijuana reform?

    USA Today "The NFL has not yet ruled on what’s next for Cleveland’s Josh Gordon, but the Cleveland Plain-Dealer’s Mary Kay Cabot is reporting the Browns are bracing for the star wide receiver to be out eight games. Gordon appealed his positive drug test earlier this week. His appeal is based on the..." August 08

  • DeSean Jackson leaves Redskins practice with ankle injury

    Pro Football Talk "The Patriots have seen the Redskins up close this week in joint practices, but they might not see much of their starting receivers when they play in the preseason opener. Per multiple reports, Redskins wideout DeSean Jackson left this morning’s practice with a left ankle injury, limping to the..." August 06

  • Daniel Snyder: People who talk about the name ‘Redskins’ are missing the point

    Washington Post "Chris Cooley, in his role as co-host of ESPN 980′s “The Drive,” was out at Redskins training camp this afternoon, and he had a chance to interview the owner of the team, Mr. Daniel Snyder himself. After some talk about the team, Cooley got down to business, asking Snyder for his thoughts on the..." August 06

  • Redskins rookie Morgan Moses uses off-field adversity as motivation to get to NFL

    Washington Times "Gentle is not a word that most people would associate with a six-foot-six 314-pound NFL tackle, but no matter who you ask, it’s the best word to describe Morgan Moses. Whether it’s his high school offensive line coach Randy West calling him a teddy bear, or his father Morris, who likes to say..." August 04

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    Ben Volin @BenVolin

    I'm hearing that Gronk hasn't had any setbacks, he's just being kept out of these joint practices as a precaution

  • RG III hopes to talk to Tom Brady "Robert Griffin III already has played against elite quarterbacks -- ones with Super Bowls in their past and Hall of Fame speeches in their future. Griffin hasn't spent three days practicing against one, however, and that's why he's looking forward to the Washington Redskins' workouts this week..." August 03

  • Bruce Allen pleased with start to Jay Gruden era

    Washington Post "With a full offseason program and nearly two weeks of training camp in the books, Redskins General Manager Bruce Allen sees his players buying into new Coach Jay Gruden’s way of doing things and expressed encouragement over the direction they are headed. “This is his program,” Allen said..." August 03

  • DeSean Jackson gets another day off from practice

    Pro Football Talk "Washington needs and expects a big impact this year from unexpectedly available free-agent receiver DeSean Jackson. Toward that end, the team is being careful with its newest weapon. Jackson didn’t practice on Saturday. It’s the second full-pads session Jackson has missed since training camp..." August 02

  • Jerry Rice Jr. suffers torn labrum

    Pro Football Talk "Redskins wide receiver Jerry Rice Jr. will need shoulder surgery after sustaining a torn labrum, head coach Jay Gruden said Friday, according to the club’s Twitter feed. According to Tarik El-Bashir of, Gruden seemed to indicate the club hoped Rice would end up on injured..." August 02

  • After Mike Shanahan soap opera, vanilla is Washington’s favorite flavor

    Washington Post "Greetings from Camp No Trauma-No Drama, where the head coach and the quarterback don’t verbally spar between two-a-days, everyone has thus far escaped serious injury, a diva of a Philadelphia wide receiver has become an exemplary Washington teammate and no one has failed a drug test. Really, the..." August 01

  • Redskins QB Robert Griffin is ready for zone-read option plays, just not too many

    Washington Post "During a portion of the 11-on-11 action in Wednesday’s practice for the Washington Redskins, 2012 Robert Griffin III made an appearance. The quarterback took the snap and appeared to execute a handoff but called his own number instead. He then darted through an opening along the line. It looked..." July 31

  • Hillary Clinton says ‘there’s no reason’ for the Redskins to keep their name

    Washington Post "At this point, any time a prominent Democratic politician is asked about the Redskins name, you would have to assume that politician will strongly advocate a name change for Washington’s NFL franchise. This position would still put them at odds with most Americans, according to polls. But after 50..." July 30

  • Keenan Robinson, healthy again, is primed for signal-calling duties

    Washington Post "Four days into training camp, Redskins linebacker Keenan Robinson is still practicing full out. And that represents a major step forward for the 6-foot-3, 238-pound former Texas standout who’s expected to inherit the signal-calling duties handled so ably these last seven years by London Fletcher,..." July 28

  • Redskins sign Everette Brown

    Pro Football Talk "Everette Brown has landed with yet another NFC East club. According to ESPN’s John Keim, the Redskins have reached a deal with the 26-year-old Brown, who likely will play outside linebacker in Washington’s 3-4 scheme." July 28

  • Pierre Garçon leaves practice after hamstring tweak

    Pro Football Talk "During wide receiver Pierre Garçon’s first season with the Redskins, he missed time with a foot injury that hampered him even after he returned to the lineup in the second half of the season. Garçon knows about the problems caused by lingering injuries as a result and he’s trying to make sure..." July 28

  • Ryan Clark gets pragmatic, spiritual about illegal hits

    Pro Football Talk "Washington coach Jay Gruden has vowed to suspend safety Brandon Meriweather for two practices if he hits teammates higher than he should. Could new teammate Ryan Clark help Meriweather stay on the right side of the rules? “I don’t know if you have ever watched any film of me, you know what I..." July 27

  • Redskins cut the cord on 2013 draft pick Brandon Jenkins

    Pro Football Talk "Players with value get chances. Players without value get made into examples. The Redskins released 2013 fifth-round pick Brandon Jenkins Sunday, less than a week into his second training camp. According to Tarik El-Bashir of, Jenkins “had a particularly poor effort in..." July 27

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    John Keim @john_keim

    RG3 on RB Chris Thompson: 'We want him to be Darren Sproles...I love the guy.'

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    Tarik El-Bashir @TarikCSN

    #Redskins CB Tracy Porter said he's good to go after missing the offseason while recovering from shoulder surgery.