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  • What are reasonable expectations for Colt McCoy? The numbers might surprise you

    NBC Sports Washington "After the injury to Alex Smith, the Redskins shifted Colt McCoy to the top of their quarterback depth chart. A fan favorite that put out a good showing in relief against Houston, McCoy knows head coach Jay Gruden's offense inside and out.  Still, it's been a long time..." November 20

  • Colt McCoy ready for another shot at a starting gig "Colt McCoy's first regular-season pass since 2015 went for a touchdown strike. The Washington Redskins' backup quarterback entered the game Sunday versus the Houston Texansafter Alex Smith suffered a brutal season-ending leg injury. Following an..." November 20

  • This Washington Post headline and picture of Alex Smith’s injury were terrible

    Awful Announcing "If you opened the print version of The Washington Post this morning, you got quite a visual in the front of the sports section. In an eerie coincidence, Washington Redskins quarterback Alex Smith broke his tibia and fibula during the Redskins’ game against the Texans on Sunday, 33..." November 20

  • Redskins To Sign QB Mark Sanchez

    Pro Football Rumors "The Redskins have agreed to sign free agent quarterback Mark Sanchez, according to Ian Rapoport of (on Twitter). Sanchez worked out alongside a number of QBs on Monday and apparently made the strongest impression on team brass.  Its been roughly a decade since..." November 19

  • Report: Alex Smith’s injury is not believed to be career-threatening

    Larry Brown Sports "Washington Redskins quarterback Alex Smith suffered one of the most gruesome injuries of the 2018 NFL season on Sunday, but fortunately his long-term prognosis fairly positive. Redskins head coach Jay Gruden said after Washington’s 23-21 loss to Houston on Sunday that Smith..." November 19

  • Does Colin Kaepernick deserve another chance in the NFL? Adrian Peterson weighs in

    NBC Sports Washington "Redskins running back Adrian Peterson made crystal clear that he believes former 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick deserves another chance to play in the NFL. "Without a doubt," Peterson said on Monday. The Kaepernick question all of a sudden has relevance in..." November 19

  • Colin Kaepernick hasn’t been contacted by the Redskins

    Clutch Points "The Washington Redskins got just about the worst news a team can get when making a strong run for the playoffs. Starting quarterback Alex Smith suffered a season-ending  injury in which he broke his tibia and fibula in Sunday’s matchup with the Houston Texans. A lot of..." November 19

  • Trey Quinn is ready to 'do anything' the Redskins ask him to do

    USA Today "Injuries have absolutely decimated Washington’s receiving corps this season. Luckily for the Redskins, rookie receiver Trey Quinn will make his return from injury against the Houston Texans in Week 11 on Sunday. November 18

  • Alex Smith suffers gruesome leg injury on the 33rd anniversary of Joe Theismann’s similarly gruesome injury

    SB Nation "Washington may be without its starting quarterback for a significant amount of time. Alex Smith had to be carted from the field in the third quarter of Sunday’s game against the Texans after suffering a gruesome lower leg injury. Backup Colt McCoy will handle the team’s snaps in his..." November 18

  • J.J. Watt “gutted” about Alex Smith’s injury

    Pro Football Talk "Texans defensive end J.J. Watt didn’t get a sack on the play that broke Alex Smith‘s right fibula and tibia, but he helped clean up Kareem Jackson‘s sack of Smith. Smith’s leg got caught underneath him as Watt rolled over the top of him. Watt paid his respects..." November 18

  • Redskins Working Out QBs Including Mark Sanchez, EJ Manuel & T.J. Yates

    NFL Trade Rumors "Adam Schefter reports that the Redskins are bringing in a group of free agent quarterback for tryouts on Monday including Mark Sanchez, EJ Manuel and T.J. Yates. Ian Rapoport adds that Kellen Clemens will be among this group of quarterback..." November 18

  • Patrick Mahomes sends prayers for mentor Alex Smith

    Larry Brown Sports "Patrick Mahomes wasted no time sharing his thoughts for Alex Smith after seeing his mentor get injured on Sunday. Mahomes, whose Kansas City Chiefs play on Monday night against the Los Angeles Rams, saw what happened to Smith and sent a tweet supporting the Washington QB: November 18

  • Redskins Alex Smith suffers broken tibia, fibula, will undergo immediate surgery

    Sporting News "Redskins quarterback Alex Smith suffered a broken tibia and fibula against the Texans Sunday and will undergo surgery right away, according to coach Jay Gruden. The tibia, also known as the shinbone, can take four to six months to heal, according to the American Academy of..." November 18

  • Adrian Peterson ties Redskins great John Riggins on all-time TD list

    Sportsnaut "Washington Redskins running back Adrian Peterson has been a bit of a Renaissance Man thus far this season. Even at the ripe age of 33, Peterson continues to play like a Pro Bowler. He entered Sunday’s game against the red-hot Houston Texans having put up 840 total yards and..." November 18

  • Brian Quick let go by Redskins

    CBS Sports "Quick was cut by the Redskins on Saturday. Quick re-signed with the Redskins following the season opener and has three catches for 18 yards this season, while being a healthy inactive for two of the last three games. " November 18

  • Redskins To Activate RB Byron Marshall

    Pro Football Rumors "Byron Marshall is set to return from the injured reserve. ESPN’s John Keim reports (via Twitter) that the Redskins are going to activate the running back, although a corresponding roster move wasn’t disclosed. We learned in late October that the organization had designated..." November 17

  • Trent Williams was definitely not playing Sunday against Houston, but now he might

    NBC Sports Washington "On Wednesday, Redskins head coach Jay Gruden said that six-time Pro Bowl left tackle Trent Williams would not play on Sunday against the Texans.  "That's for sure," the coach said.  By Friday, the tune had changed. Drastically.  Gruden..." November 16

  • Josh Norman to give away Redskins tickets after lack of home-field advantage complaint

    Washington Times "Josh Norman has no plans to say he’s sorry. On Thursday, the Redskins cornerback stood by his recent comments over the lack of atmosphere at FedEx Field. After last week’s win against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Norman said the home fans “boo everything” and that..." November 15

  • Adrian Peterson says he is feeling ‘refreshed’ and ‘amazing’

    Washington Post "Adrian Peterson was listed as limited in practice Wednesday with a shoulder injury, but the future Hall of Famer said he is feeling better than he has in quite some time. The Redskins running back was dealing with a dislocated shoulder and ankle injuries early in the season, and..." November 15

  • D.J. Swearinger says Texans 'bashed my name,' on my revenge radar

    ESPN "The D.J. Swearinger revenge tour already includes wins against former teams Arizona and Tampa Bay this season. Those were warm-up acts for what takes place Sunday: a chance to beat the team the Washington Redskins safety said bashed him like no..." November 14

  • Redskins Activate CB Joshua Holsey

    Pro Football Rumors "The Redskins activated cornerback Joshua Holsey, per a club announcement. Holsey began the season on the non-football injury list, but is finally healthy enough to get back on the field.  Holsey was parked on NFI during training camp when a table landed on his foot. The..." November 13

  • Crazy amount of injuries piling up for Redskins 2018 draft class

    NBC Sports Washington "Overall, the Redskins injury situation is again bordering on the absurd. In 2017 injuries derailed the defense, and in 2018, the same thing is happening on the offensive side of the ball.  The big names are the most obvious losses, guys like Trent Williams and Brandon Scherff,..." November 13

  • Redskins Work Out 5 Kickers

    Pro Football Rumors "Dustin Hopkins‘ availability for Week 11 appears to be in question, so the Redskins are getting an early start on examining replacement help. With Hopkins “a bit banged up,” per Field Yates of (Twitter links), Washington brought in several kickers for a..." November 13

  • ‘Bend but don’t break’: Redskins give up 501 yards but just 3 points in win over Bucs

    Washington Post "Ryan Anderson threw a haymaker that knocked out the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Sunday. The legal punch, which sent the football flying out of running back Jacquizz Rodgers’s hands, pretty much summed up an odd day for a Washington Redskins defense that dominated on the scoreboard but gave up..." November 12

  • Jay Gruden: We’re winning ugly, but we do what it takes

    Pro Football Talk "Giving up 501 yards to the opposing offense is generally not helpful to your team’s chances of winning football games, but it didn’t hurt Washington on Sunday afternoon. Thanks to four turnovers and two missed field goals, the Buccaneers only managed three points while..." November 12

  • Redskins’ Geron Christian Out For Year

    Pro Football Rumors "Redskins tackle Geron Christian tore his MCL and is out for the season, head coach Jay Gruden announced. Thanks to injuries, the third-round rookie dressed for only two games in his first pro campaign.  The Redskins’ offensive line has taken a beating this year...." November 12

  • Josh Norman: It feels like our true fans are on the road

    Pro Football Talk "Washington won their third road game of the year on Sunday, which gives them a 3-1 record away from home this season. They are 3-2 at FedEx Field, but cornerback Josh Norman said after Sunday’s 16-3 win over the Buccaneers that he’d be more than happy to continue playing..." November 12

  • LB Zach Brown takes aim at Redskins coaches in deleted tweet

    Larry Brown Sports "Zach Brown took aim at some of his Washington Redskins coaches in a tweet he sent on Saturday night that was quickly deleted. Brown started off by sending a tweet saying “Smh ppl nowadays”. That translates to “shaking my head, people nowadays.” November 11

  • Redskins' Jamison Crowder out against Tampa Bay, his fifth straight game not in the lineup

    Washington Post "Washington Redskins wide receiver Jamison Crowder has been downgraded to out for Sunday’s game at Tampa Bay. It will be the fifth straight game he has missed since injuring his ankle in an Oct. 8 loss to New Orleans. Crowder did some work in practice Wednesday, Thursday and..." November 10

  • Redskins Designate WR Trey Quinn To Return From Injured Reserve

    NFL Trade Rumors "The Washington Redskins officially designated WR Trey Quinn to return from injured reserve on Thursday. This officially opens a three-week window of time for the Redskins to add him to their active roster or he would revert back to injured reserve. Quinn, 22, was..." November 09

  • Is Alex Smith’s Past Success a Result of Exceptional Talent Around Him?

    Hogs Haven "Many Redskins fans will very quickly point to Alex Smith’s 2017 season when defending the move to trade for him and let Kirk Cousins walk as a free agent. I’m in the boat that Kirk didn’t want to be here any longer, no matter what we did, and Alex was..." November 09

  • Redskins injuries so bad that injury-plagued Jordan Reed is more important than ever

    NBC Sports Washington "Redskins tight end Jordan Reed literally lived the “learn to walk before you can run” idiom this offseason while recovering from toe surgery on both feet. That the saying also applies to his production in Washington’s passing attack is an unwanted..." November 09

  • Ha Ha Clinton-Dix’s role “will expand quite a bit”

    Pro Football Talk "In his debut with Washington, safety Ha Ha Clinton-Dix participated in 48 of 68 defensive snaps. He could end up doing a lot more this week. “[H]e looks a lot more comfortable,” coach Jay Gruden told reporters on Thursday. “He’s a very bright guy like I said..." November 08

  • Washington injuries drove Adrian Peterson to drink

    ESPN "Washington Redskins running back Adrian Peterson, in the midst of a career rejuvenation, had a natural reaction to his offense's injury news Monday. The Redskins lost three starters, two of whom helped open holes for some of his 600-plus yards in the first half of the season. It could..." November 08

  • Adrian Peterson would like to knock the Vikings out of the playoffs

    12 Up "Running back Adrian Peterson spent the first 10 years of his Hall of Fame career with the Minnesota Vikings, and after the two sides parted ways and he has now found himself with the Washington Redskins, he made it clear he'd like to knock his former squad out of the..." November 08

  • The Redskins gambled on three position groups this offseason and the results aren't great

    NBC Sports Washington "The Redskins got terrible injury news on Monday, as three offensive starters landed on the injured reserve list. No team can expect major injuries like that, certainly not on the same day. Still, looking back on some of the decisions from the Washington front office this past..." November 06

  • Redskins Activate DL Stacy McGee

    Pro Football Rumors "The Redskins activated defensive lineman Stacy McGee from the physically unable to perform list. To make room, they waived safety Kenny Ladler.  McGee joined the Redskins on a five-year, $25MM contract last spring and appeared in all 16 games (ten starts) for the club in 2017,..." November 06

  • Washington activates Stacy McGee, waive Kenny Ladler

    Pro Football Talk "Washington activated defensive lineman Stacy McGee from the physically unable to perform list. He returned to practice Oct. 17. The team placed him on the PUP list at the start of training camp with a groin injury that required surgery in June. He moved to the reserve/PUP..." November 06

  • Redskins only considered Adrian Peterson after Orleans Darkwa turned down offer

    Clutch Points "Former Pro Bowl running back Adrian Peterson has rekindled his NFL career with the opportunity to play for the Washington Redskins that came about during the preseason due to injury to rookie Derrius Guice. However, it was a situation that only came about after the initial roster spot..." November 06

  • Redskins G Brandon Scherff Believed To Have Torn Pec

    NFL Trade Rumors "Ian Rapoport of NFL Media reports that Redskins G Brandon Scherff is believed to have suffered a torn pec based on the initial diagnosis. According to Rapoport, Scherff will undergo an MRI on Monday to determine the severity of the injury, but it’s clear..." November 05

  • Redskins Signing Veteran OL Austin Howard

    NFL Trade Rumors "Mike Garafolo of NFL Media reports that the Redskins are signing veteran OT Austin Howard to a contract on Monday. This comes after the unfortunate news that the Redskins have lost guard Brandon Scherffand Shawn Lauvao for the season. Beyond..." November 05

  • Here's why the NFL and Fortnite are made for each other

    USA Today "I love football and I love Fortnite. Put them together, and it's heaven. On Monday, the NFL and Epic Games announced a partnership that will make gear – known as skins – for all 32 teams available as part of the wildly popular game's Battle..." November 05

  • Redskins devastated by injuries, as Brandon Scherff, Paul Richardson, Shawn Lauvao are out for year

    Washington Post "The Washington Redskins will be without three offensive starters for the rest of the season. Coach Jay Gruden announced that right guard Brandon Scherff suffered a torn pectoral muscle and left guard Shawn Lauvao a torn ACL during a 38-14 loss to the Atlanta Falcons on Sunday, and wide receiver..." November 05

  • Reviving passing game a priority for Redskins

    The Roanoke Times "The Washington Redskins passing offense hasn’t hit the 200-yard mark in its past three games, and hasn’t reached 300 yards in a game yet this year. Both streaks represent the longest such stretches under coach Jay Gruden, who even during the forgettable 2014 campaign kept..." November 04

  • Shawn Lauvao leaves with knee injury

    Hogs Haven "Shawn Lauvao did not have a good start to today’s Redskins vs Falcons game. On the second play of the game, he had a questionable holding call wipe out a Jordan Reed first down catch. On the next play Falcons DT Grady Jarrett bull rushed him, and got the sack on Alex Smith. Lauvao went..." November 04

  • Washington out of backup OL as Brandon Scherff leaves

    CBS Sports "Scherff (shoulder) has been ruled out for Sunday's game against the Falcons, Jason Butt of The Athletic reports. Scherff exited Sunday's matchup due to a shoulder injury and will not return. " November 04

  • Washington loses another OL as Morgan Moses injures knee

    Pro Football Talk "Washington is down a third offensive lineman, and it’s still the first quarter. Right tackle Morgan Moses limped off with a right knee injury on a play officials called him for holding. The team lists him as questionable to return. Washington started the day without..." November 04

  • Redskins LT Trent Williams Week To Week Following Surgery

    NFL Trade Rumors "Redskins HC Jay Gruden announced Friday that LT Trent Williams underwent surgery for a thumb injury and is now “week to week,” per JP Finlay. Williams recently met with a specialist regarding his dislocated thumb and it looks like they..." November 02

  • Redskins WR Jamison Crowder out Sunday vs. Falcons

    Clutch Points "The Washington Redskins will be without wide receiver Jamison Crowder for their Week 9 matchup against the Atlanta Falcons due to an ankle injury, per John Keim of ESPN. Crowder has missed the last three games due to the ankle injury, which he suffered in the team’s Week 5..." November 02

  • Unraveling the mystery of Ha Ha Clinton-Dix's decline

    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel "Going to the Pro Bowl after the 2016 season might have been the worst thing to happen for Ha Ha Clinton-Dix’s football career. One of the great mysteries of the 2017 and ’18 Green Bay Packers is what happened with Clinton-Dix. He went from the verge of stardom to an..." November 02