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  • Derrius Guice, healthy OL can solve Redskins' run-game woes

    ESPN "The Redskins’ run game hasn’t been consistent. To make the playoffs, that likely must change. And that leads to this week’s mailbag. July 15

  • John Schnatter: ‘Papa John’s Doesn’t Want To Do Business With Roger Goodell’

    Total Pro Sports "ohn Schnatter clearly has a wish to end everything he has worded for up to this point, and it’s taken just under a year for him to completely destroy his image. The Papa Johns founder is already at rock bottom, but he decided to dig an even bigger hole on Friday during a recent..." July 15

  • NFLPA exec: 'There are serious consequences' to legalized sports betting

    The Score "NFLPA vice president of business and legal affairs Casey Schwab stated that legalized sports betting could have immense ramifications concerning player privacy. The U.S. Supreme Court voted 7-2 in May that the Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act is unconstitutional,..." July 15

  • Redskins Sign Supplemental CB Adonis Alexander To Rookie Deal

    NFL Trade Rumors "The Washington Redskins announced Friday that they’ve officially signed supplemental CB Adonis Alexander to a rookie contract.

    July 13

  • Junior Galette Could Still Re-Sign With Redskins?

    Pro Football Rumors "Although the Redskins in May informed Junior Galette that he would not be re-signed, the veteran edge rusher indicated Wednesday that his run in the nation’s capital may not yet have reached its end. “Lol still a chance,” Galette replied on Twitter when asked if a new contact..." July 12

  • Washington waives Sam Irwin-Hill

    Pro Football Talk "Washington waived punter Sam Irwin-Hill on Wednesday. The move came soon after they selected Virginia Tech cornerback Adonis Alexander in the supplemental draft. Irwin-Hill, 27, signed with the Cowboys as an undrafted free agent out of Arkansas in April 2017. Dallas waived..." July 11

  • Redskins bolster Tech pipeline, add Adonis Alexander in supplemental draft

    Richmond Times-Dispatch "Former Virginia Tech cornerback Adonis Alexander, dismissed from the Hokies on June 1, has been selected by the Washington Redskins, in the NFL’s supplemental draft. The Redskins gave up a sixth-round pick in next year’s draft to take the 6-foot-2, 207-pound Charlotte..." July 11

  • Is Junior Galette hinting at a possible return to the Redskins? Maybe

    NBC Sports Washington "Junior Galette played well for the Redskins in 2017, he just didn't play enough.  Coming back from consecutive torn Achilles injuries that forced him to miss the 2015 and 2016 seasons, it made sense for Washington to ease Galette back into the pass rush rotation early in the..." July 11

  • Orlando Scandrick sharing his veteran wisdom with new teammates

    Pro Football Talk "Orlando Scandrick has never played in a Super Bowl, but he’s spent 10 seasons in the NFL and played 125 games. So the veteran cornerback is sharing his knowledge with his new teammates in Washington. “The first thing I saw from Scan was that he’s a veteran,..." July 10

  • NFLPA Files Grievance Over NFL’s Anthem Policy

    Pro Football Rumors "The players’ union is filing a grievance against the NFL’s new anthem policy, the NFLPA announced on Tuesday. The union argues that the new policy violates the rights of players.  “Our union filed its non-injury grievance today on behalf of all players..." July 10

  • Redskins LB Preston Smith is one of the best pass rushers in football. Sometimes.

    Richmond Times-Dispatch "Redskins fans have seen glimpses of dominance from Preston Smith over the past three years. Twice he’s recorded multiple sacks in a game, and his highlight plays include a one-armed tackle of Marshawn Lynch. He’s also struggled to make an impact at the NFL level,..." July 08

  • Josh Doctson hopes for a “huge” third year

    Pro Football Talk "Washington receiver Josh Doctson, a first-round pick in 2016, hasn’t done much in two NFL seasons. He hopes to do a lot more in year three. “Every new year I’m looking to be better. I have been better,” Doctson said Saturday at a football camp at TCU, via Drew..." July 08

  • Kirk Cousins wanted to be drafted by Saints or Patriots to play behind Drew Brees or Tom Brady

    Clutch Points "Through his first six seasons in the league, Pro Bowl quarterback Kirk Cousins has developed into one of the better players at his position. He began his career by spending each of those campaigns with the Washington Redskins, where he was selected with the 102nd overall pick in the..." July 07

  • NFL adds 15-yard penalty for grounds crew clearing snow for a field goal

    Pro Football Talk "Just before Colts kicker Adam Vinatieri lined up for a game-tying extra point on a snowy day last season in Buffalo, the Colts sent some sideline personnel onto the field to attempt to remove snow from the area where the kick would be lined up, and help Vinatieri get better footing...." July 06

  • NFL Still Has a Cheating Problem

    Bleacher Report "There's never been a player who quietly inspired more love, and potentially more hate, among NFL wide receivers than the Patriots' Julian Edelman. For years, there have been two differing opinions about Edelman. Some believed he was special—a..." July 06

  • Trump: NFL’s new anthem policy is ‘worse’ than old one

    New York Post "President Donald Trump is not done with the NFL yet, saying the league’s new national anthem policy is “worse” than the original one. During a campaign rally in Great Falls, Mont., Trump took aim at the NFL’s new policy again, which was passed in May and..." July 06

  • The NFL coaches likely on the hot seat

    Houston Chronicle "NFL teams are preparing for training camp and the 2018 season. There are coaches who seem to be on the proverbial hot seat. Three divisions – AFC South, NFC North and NFC West – don't have coaches who have trouble sitting as they enter crucial seasons. It'll be..." July 06

  • Fully-guaranteed NFL deal would result in shorter contracts

    Pro Football Talk "It’s the annual NBA free-agency frenzy, featuring B-level players getting more money than A-list NFL stars. Among other things, the money handed out to basketball players renews calls for fully-guaranteed NFL contracts. This year, Chargers left tackle and NFLPA executive..." July 04

  • Washington Redskins to sign CB Jamarcus King

    247 Sports "Jamarcus King is heading to D.C. Per 247Sports' Kevin Boilard, the cornerback will link up with the Washington Redskins at the start of training camp later this month, inking a contract upon his arrival. King went unselected during the 2018 NFL Draft, eventually signing a..." July 03

  • After using 36 combinations last year, Redskins' O-line seeks stability

    Richmond Times-Dispatch "Geron Christian isn’t a starting offensive lineman for the Washington Redskins, at least not yet. But the third-round draft pick has been getting a full immersion during this year’s offseason workouts, as starting tackles Trent Williams and Morgan Moses continue to rehab..." July 01

  • Former Cowboys teammate would love to play with Dez Bryant in Washington

    CBS Sports "It's been two-and-a-half months since the Cowboys released Dez Bryant and the 2010 first-round pick remains out of work. A week after becoming a free agent, Bryant reportedly turned down a multi-year offer from the Ravens and could end up waiting until training camp to find a new..." July 01

  • Derrius Guice raises $21,000 for cancer center "Derrius Guice’s mission began without a goal. He just wanted to make an impact. Once Redskins minicamp finished, the Baton Rouge, La., native returned home looking to give back to the community that raised him. He found inspiration when the mother of his best friend, Jonathan,..." June 30

  • Brandon Scherff remains in line for a huge deal

    Washington Post "Washington Redskins guard Brandon Scherff had to be wearing a massive smile when Zack Martin signed an extension earlier this month. The Dallas Cowboys guard landed a six-year, $84 million deal, with $40 million guaranteed, to become the highest-paid player at the position in the NFL,..." June 29

  • NFL saw 73 percent rise in preseason concussions last year

    Pro Football Talk "When training camps open around the league next month, the NFL wants teams to be mindful of the spike in preseason concussions last year. The NFL found that preseason concussions were up 73 percent from 2016 and that most of them occurred in 11-on-11 drills conducted in practices..." June 29

  • Josh Norman tells the hilarious backstory of the lie that sparked his Amari Cooper rant

    CBS Sports "After last season's Week 3 matchup against the Oakland Raiders, Washington Redskins cornerback Josh Norman had some words for wide receiver Amari Cooper, saying that "you don't come in here and say what you're gonna put up on somebody. 200 yards? Did he even catch two..." June 28

  • Derrius Guice appears set to start at running back in Washington

    Pro Football Talk "Washington’s top three running backs from last year — Samaje Perine, Chris Thompson and Rob Kelley — all remain with the team this year. But none of them is likely to be the starter in 2018. Derrius Guice, the rookie from LSU, has impressed enough in..." June 27

  • Jay Gruden wants excellent play from Alex Smith, but he also expects personal responsibility

    NBC Sports Washington "As June minicamp concluded, Redskins head coach Jay Gruden pulled no punches when asked about expectations for new quarterback Alex Smith.  "He has got to get it down by the first game," Gruden said of Smith.  While that might not sound overly demanding,..." June 25

  • Jim Tomsula says Redskins defensive line is confident, but not arrogant, entering Year 2

    Richmond Times-Dispatch "After high hopes turned into an injury-plagued season in 2017, defensive line coach Jim Tomsula is excited about the weapons he has at his disposal as heads into the Washington Redskins’ 2018 season. Tomsula is working with back-to-back first-round draft selections in Jonathan..." June 24

  • Alex Smith: Jamison Crowder “so easy to read as a quarterback”

    ESPN "It wasn’t just the quickness that stood out to Washington Redskins quarterback Alex Smith. Nor was it just the way Jamison Crowder caught the ball. Or the routes he ran. Rather, it was everything. And in one spring, Smith already seemed to develop a trust in his slot receiver...." June 24

  • Torrian Gray 'Trying To Bring Energy' To Defensive Backs Group "After being away from the NFL for 12 years, Torrian Gray had to pick up the differences between the college and pro game. While the coach is usually the one to guide the players, the fact that the former Virginia Tech defensive back had veterans such as Josh Norman and D.J. Swearinger Sr helped..." June 23

  • Redskins coach Bill Callahan on Lauvao: ‘I love him. He’s a warrior.’

    Washington Post "Shawn Lauvao seems to have an odd relationship with the Washington Redskins’ fan base, but the coaching staff is thrilled to have him back at guard. There was no wave of momentum to re-sign the 30-year-old when he seemed poised to leave via free agency in the spring. The..." June 21

  • Redskins QB Alex Smith understands that expectations will be high immediately

    NBC Sports Washington "Last week I wrote that Gruden expects Alex Smith to be ready to win in Week 1. Smith understands those expectations and plans to meet them. “No, I don’t think you can rely on the fact that, ‘Oh, it’s the first year here.’ Nobody cares,” he said when..." June 20

  • Zach Brown says Redskins defense will 'have it out' for Terrelle Pryor during joint practices

    NBC Sports Washington "Terrelle Pryor made a number of highlight reel catches last year during training camp, and it appears the Redskins defense didn't like it.  Washington's marquee free agent signing last season, Pryor came into Richmond with sky-high expectations. Throughout..." June 18

  • Together again: Redskins QB coach competed against Alex Smith in high school and college

    Richmond Times-Dispatch "There might not have been anyone in the Washington Redskins organization as excited about the acquisition of quarterback Alex Smith as passing game coordinator Kevin O’Connell. “Per the rules, [I reached out to Smith] as fast as I was able to do it,” O’Connell..." June 17

  • Fournette: Derrius Guice is going to have great year "Being a rookie in the NFL is unknown territory for each and every new entry to the league. There's the new city. New teammates. New playbook and coaches. And about 10-12 games in, the rookie wall. Considering all of these factors, as well as where each rookie fits with his..." June 16

  • Jay Gruden on 50 Cent, play-call regrets and why Redskins have ‘more firepower than ever’

    Washington Post "The morning jogs have become his meditation, the music his escape from outside noise. Jay Gruden welcomes the rare chance to be alone with his thoughts, his headphones, and hypnotic guitar riffs or bass-thumping hip-hop. Those minutes spent running from the team hotel in Richmond to..." June 16

  • Mike Pereira: If the new rules don’t reduce concussions, the kickoff is gone

    Pro Football Talk "The NFL’s new rules designed to reduce the impacts on kickoffs represent a last-gasp effort to keep the play in the sport. That’s the word from former head of officiating Mike Pereira, who believes that if this year’s rule changes don’t result in the desired..." June 15

  • Trent Williams expects to be ready for training camp

    Pro Football Talk "Washington Redskins left tackle Trent Williams said Wednesday that he expects to be ready for the start of training camp next month. According to Kimberley A. Martin of the Washington Post, Williams said he’s “very close” to be back to his former self after knee..." June 14

  • Report: NFLPA exploring legal options for fighting new anthem policy

    The Score "It appears the NFLPA is preparing for a legal battle with the NFL over its new anthem policy. The NFLPA has hired multiple law firms to begin researching potential avenues to fight the league's policy, a source told Pro Football Talk's Mike Florio. Florio..." June 14

  • Jay Gruden says Redskins ‘accomplished’ their goals as minicamp wraps up early

    Washington Post "Four weeks of organized team activities and mandatory minicamp camp came to a conclusion Wednesday, and the Washington Redskins now begin a six-week break before training camp in Richmond. The final session wrapped up with an emphasis on third-string players, who received more snaps..." June 14

  • Kyle Shanahan: Zone read can work, if you have the right QB and he stays healthy

    Pro Football Talk "In 2012, when now-49ers head coach Kyle Shanahan was the offensive coordinator in Washington, Robert Griffin III had one of the best rookie seasons a quarterback has ever had. That same year, Colin Kaepernick led San Francisco to the Super Bowl, and the two of them appeared to be ushering in a..." June 14

  • Here's Brett Favre explaining how he basically invented RPOs because he was bored

    CBS Sports "Over the last few seasons, the run-pass option (RPO) has become increasingly popular in the NFL. The way it allows an offense to react to how the defense lines up and then reacts off the snap of the ball makes it easy to avoid negative plays that flow right into what the defense is doing, and..." June 11

  • Redskins’ Alex Smith pleased with the foundation built during OTAs

    Washington Post "The Washington Redskins wrapped up organized team activities this week and will have one more session of workouts before taking a final break before training camp begins. A three-day mandatory minicamp begins Tuesday; training camp in Richmond is slated to start July 26. New..." June 09

  • Did Redskins players throw shade at Kirk Cousins?

    Larry Brown Sports "Kirk Cousins seemed to have one foot out the door in Washington during the 2017 season, and it may have rubbed some of the Redskins the wrong way. Former Redskin and current team analyst Chris Cooley attended OTAs this week and passed along what some of Washington’s players..." June 09

  • Donald Trump asks NFL players to suggest people he should pardon

    WEEI Boston "Donald Trump discussed his plan for presidential pardons on Friday and made an offer to NFL players to suggest to him people he should pardon. "What I'm thinking to do, you have a lot of people in the NFL in particular ... they're not proud enough to stand for..." June 08

  • Redskins named as perfect fit for Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie

    247 Sports "The Washington Redskins met with Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie once, but that doesn't mean it's not a match made in heaven. With the Redskins losing two of their top three cornerbacks this offseason, they spent little time in searching for adequate veteran replacements..." June 05

  • Redskins have a big opportunity for red zone improvement

    NBC Sports Washington "A team has about 70 offensive plays in each game and the contest can be won or lost on any of them. But some plays are more important than others. Among those plays that tend to be high impact are snaps on third down in the red zone. And the Redskins have some improvement to make..." June 05

  • Vernon Davis believes Alex Smith’s ‘scars’ have the QB playing the best ball of his career

    Washington Post "Alex Smith is a scarred player, according to Vernon Davis. The 12-year veteran tight end meant that as a good thing. “He’s playing at a totally different level than he’s ever played,” Davis said at the 5th Annual White Party, benefiting the Boys..." June 04

  • Redskins safety Montae Nicholson taking on a leadership role in second season

    Richmond Times-Dispatch "Walking into a secondary room that included DeAngelo Hall, D.J. Swearinger and Josh Norman, rookie safety Montae Nicholson felt his job was to absorb more than contribute last year. Now, he's making his voice heard as well. Nicholson, in his second season with the..." June 03

  • The Best Remaining NFL Free Agents

    Pro Football Rumors "The biggest names in this year’s free agent class such as Kirk Cousins, Sammy Watkins, Allen Robinson, and Trumaine Johnson have long been spoken for, but plenty of notable players remain on the board here in June. With a hat tip to James Palmer of" June 01

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