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  • Redskins RB Bryce Love not rushing his return from torn ACL "As his fellow draft picks went through drills during rookie minicamp at Redskins Park last weekend, fourth-round selection Bryce Love was off to the side doing individual work with Elliott Jermyn, who serves as the Redskins’ Director of Rehabilitation Physical Therapist/Athletic..." May 20

  • Case Keenum up first in Washington OTAs

    Yahoo! Sports "Case Keenum has some time before the inevitable happens to him, again. According to J.P. Finlay of, Keenum was first up in the quarterback order in Washington OTAs today. He was followed by first-round pick Dwayne Haskins, who figures to have a decent..." May 20

  • Washington's Reuben Foster injures leg during OTA drills, carted off field

    Yahoo! Sports "Via multiple reports, Washington linebacker Reuben Foster has been carted off the practice field after suffering a leg injury during the first drill of the team’s OTA practice. Rhiannon Walker of The Athletic tweeted that Foster went to the turf and immediately grabbed his..." May 20

  • Redskins favored over Raiders to appear on Hard Knocks

    Clutch Points "Internet sportsbook released odds Friday for which NFL franchise is most likely to appear in this season of HBO’s Hard Knocks, the standout documentary series that gives viewers a unique look at the ins and outs of a specific team’s training camp. First up at..." May 17

  • Josh Norman: Dave Gettleman 'winning for' Redskins "By the transitive property of finger pointing, any success the Washington Redskins come by in the immediate future will lead directly to mentions of New York Giants general manager Dave Gettleman helping them out. Three of Washington's most important players landed with the..." May 17

  • Dwayne Haskins worried about getting hit by Khalil Mack

    TMZ "The Bears and Redskins don't play until week 3 this season ... but the matchup is already in Dwayne Haskins' head -- 'cause he says he's legit concerned about being hit by Khalil Mack!!! The Washington rookie QB was out at LAX Wednesday night ... when he was asked..." May 17

  • The Redskins should have no interest in trading for Kyle Rudolph - and here's why

    NBC Sports Washington "The Redskins are on the hook to spend nearly $18 million at the tight end position. That's the highest spending in the NFL at the position group, and the money allocated to tight end will account for nearly 10 percent of the Redskins' salary cap.  Jordan Reed is..." May 16

  • Fred Smoot: Redskins should move on from Josh Norman

    Larry Brown Sports "One former Washington Redskins cornerback thinks the team needs to move on from a current one. Fred Smoot, who played seven seasons for Washington over two stints between 2001 and 2009, joined the “Redskins Talk” podcast on NBC SportsWashington this week and was..." May 16

  • Landon Collins says the Redskins 'stole the best quarterback' of the NFL Draft

    NBC Sports Washington "No one is more excited to be a Washington Redskin than veteran safety Landon Collins. Collins joined Omar Ruiz on Ian Rapoport's "Rapsheet + Friends" podcast to discuss his excitement to be a part of the Redskins as well as playing with Dwayne..." May 15

  • NFL and marijuana: Players hope for change in punishing policy

    Detroit Free Press "The pain wasn't the same as a midair smack from a hulking linebacker while coming across the middle, but former Detroit Lions superstar receiver Calvin Johnson said he needed some serious relief during his 2016 season on "Dancing with the Stars."  “When I..." May 15

  • Ranking NFL's four likeliest 'Hard Knocks' participants by watchability

    USA Today "The NFL and HBO should soon reveal which team NFL Films will document for this summer's installment of the training camp series "Hard Knocks," though you might be surprised by how shallow the pool of options appears to be. Often loathe to incur additional media..." May 15

  • Redskins’ quarterback Colt McCoy expected to participate in minicamp

    Clutch Points "Colt McCoy’s recovery from a fractured fibula appears to be going well. The Redskins quarterback is back for organized team activities, and he is expected to participate to some extent by minicamp and be fully ready by training camp, per ESPN’s Adam Schefter. McCoy..." May 15

  • Dwayne Haskins: I’m preparing like I’m the starter

    Pro Football Talk "Washington rookie quarterback Dwayne Haskinswill have to beat out Case Keenum and Colt McCoyto start in Week One, and he plans to do everything he can to win. “I’ll be ready for whatever the coaches want from me, whether that’s starting right..." May 14

  • 49ers reportedly won't be on 'Hard Knocks,' leaving only four eligible teams

    CBS Sports "This season, there are only five NFL teams eligible to appear on HBO's Hard Knocks. Because of rules that prevent teams with first-year coaches, teams that made the playoffs within the last two seasons, and teams that have been featured on Hard Knocks within the last 10..." May 14

  • Assault Charges Against Redskins’ Montae Nicholson Dropped

    Pro Football Rumors "The assault and battery charges against Redskins safety Montae Nicholson have been dropped, as Kareem Copeland of the Washington Post tweets. Nicholson was cuffed late last year and the video of the incident appeared to show him brutally assaulting another man and..." May 14

  • Hard Knocks team for 2019 still in limbo

    Clutch Points "The NFL offseason has been chugging along, and the start of the season seems right around the corner. But one important milestone has been missing, as we still don’t know which team is going to appear on ‘Hard Knocks.’ The popular HBO show has usually announced its team for..." May 13

  • Unconcerned by limited experience, Redskins pledge patient approach with Dwayne Haskins

    Washington Post "Dwayne Haskins sports the features of a young man who turned 22 just nine days ago. The chubby cheeks of the self-proclaimed “mama’s boy” give way to a shadow of a goatee. His words are soft yet confident. The feel of revival that comes with a first-round quarterback..." May 13

  • Dylan Donahue Gets Tryouts From Raiders, Redskins

    Pro Football Rumors "Former Jets linebacker Dylan Donahue is looking to get back into the league. The West Georgia product had tryouts with the Redskins and Raiders this week, according to Adam Schefter of (Twitter link). The last we heard of Donahue from an NFL perspective was last September,..." May 12

  • Redskins’ Dwayne Haskins ‘thankful’ to Joe Theismann for allowing him to wear No. 7

    Clutch Points "The Washington Redskins are hoping they found their new franchise quarterback in Dwayne Haskins. He will be sporting the number seven jersey—as Joe Theismann once did with the Redskins. Haskins has since said he is “thankful” that Theismann would allow him to wear..." May 12

  • Jay Gruden has “no doubt” Montez Sweat will play “a lot” this year

    Pro Football Talk "Dropped from multiple draft boards due to a heart condition, rookie pass-rusher Montez Sweat remained high on the board in Washington — and he’ll be on the field plenty in 2019. “I have no doubt that he’s going to play a lot,” Washington coach Jay Gruden..." May 12

  • Jay Gruden impressed with Dwayne Haskins: He can spin it "Sure to couch his compliments with the reality of just what rookie minicamp is -- the very beginning, just the basics, no pads, etc. -- Jay Gruden spoke of plenty of positives when running down rookie quarterback Dwayne Haskins. "We're at the very bare minimum right now, but..." May 11

  • Reason for Giants exit is still eluding Landon Collins

    New York Post "Did the Giants make a mistake by showing no interest in re-signing Landon Collins, allowing the hard-hitting safety to sign a huge deal with their NFC East rival Redskins? “They’ll find out Week 4,’’ Collins told The Post on Friday. Of course Collins..." May 11

  • Why NFL players should never 'do anything for free' according to NFLPA director

    NBC Sports Washington "If it was up to NFL Player's Association executive director DeMaurice Smith, players like Redskins rookie Montez Sweat wouldn't step a foot near the field at rookie minicamp without a contract. And all players, he said, wouldn't do anything on the field for things..." May 10

  • The Best Player Who Could Be Cut from Every NFL Roster This Offseason

    Bleacher Report "Follow the money. The statement is as true in professional football as any other walk of life.  NFL teams won't release good players without reason. Mitigating factors prompt such action. More often than not, a burdensome contract causes the organization to move on from..." May 10

  • NFL Jersey Ads Could Be Lucrative, But Complicated

    SI "If you view the NFL and its teams as a greedy business, you’d have a pretty good point. Teams raise ticket prices even after losing seasons. They put city councils in chokeholds for tax dollars to renovate existing stadiums or make new ones entirely. The league pays its..." May 10

  • Redskins Sign 6 Other Picks

    Pro Football Rumors "Washington’s quarterback of the future signed his rookie deal on Thursday. Dwayne Haskins inked his four-year contract, with the 2023 option, the Redskins announced. Chosen No. 15 overall, the Ohio State product signed his slot deal — $14.416MM with an $8.504MM signing..." May 09

  • Landon Collins: ‘Heartbroken’ Giants never even made a contract offer before Redskins swooped in

    Newark Star-Ledger "Landon Collins couldn’t say goodbye to the Giants as easily as they said goodbye to him. So, Collins still is honoring his commitment to co-host the annual charity softball game that bears his name and brings together dozens of Giants greats past and present. It will be a way to..." May 09

  • Redskins sign QB Dwayne Haskins to rookie contract "Dwayne Haskins was the third quarterback off the board in the first round of the 2019 NFL Draft, but he's the first first-round signal-caller under contract. (Take that, Kyler Murray and Daniel Jones.) The Washington Redskins announced on Thursday that they have signed eight draft..." May 09

  • Which quarterbacks won’t get big-money long-term deal?

    Pro Football Talk "Over the past few years, NFL teams have made a habit out of handing out new contract after new contract to quarterbacks, with in many cases the latest quarterback to sign becoming the highest-paid player in league history. Since June 2017, Derek Carr passed Andrew..." May 08

  • If the past 10 years mean anything, expect to see Dwayne Haskins quickly become the Redskins' starter

    NBC Sports Washington "Dwayne Haskins is a Redskins quarterback. Now, the question everyone who follows the franchise is asking is: When will Dwayne Haskins become the Redskins' starting quarterback? Washington, if they choose to, doesn't necessarily need to rush its first-round..." May 08

  • Redskins Depth Chart Review: Is tight end a problem, or a production problem?

    NBC Sports Washington "The Redskins owe nearly $19 million this season to the tight end position, highest of any club in the NFL. Much of that will be paid between two players: Jordan Reed and Vernon Davis. An elite athlete and route runner, Reed has performed among the best tight ends in the NFL when..." May 07

  • Next wave of free agency expected after Tuesday's comp-pick deadline

    The Score "The NFL draft is in the rear-view mirror, and the last big wave of free-agent signings could be just around the corner. After Tuesday's deadline at 11:59 p.m. ET, teams will be able to ink players on the open market without those additions counting against the 2020..." May 07

  • Case Keenum: My job is to help this team win

    Pro Football Talk "Case Keenum was the starting quarterback in Minnesota. Until he wasn’t. He was the starting quarterback in Denver, too. Until he wasn’t. Now, Keenum is the starting quarterback in Washington. Until he isn’t. Washington traded for Keenum on..." May 06

  • Jay Gruden: We’re expecting big things from Josh Doctson this year

    Pro Football Talk "The deadline for teams to exercise fifth-year contract options on 2016 first-round picks passed last Friday without Washington picking up wide receiver Josh Doctson‘s option. That decision didn’t come as a great surprise to anyone who has followed Doctson’s first..." May 06

  • NFL Trades that Should Happen Before the 2019 NFL Season

    Bleacher Report "No trade is unrealistic in the NFL.  This rule used to apply to only mock drafts. The way the 2019 draft ended up unfolding would have been slammed by most onlookers if it was a simple mock draft before the event started.  Similar story for trade..." May 06

  • Redskins coach Jay Gruden hopes Colt McCoy is back for training camp

    Clutch Points "The Washington Redskins have one of the most intriguing quarterback situations in football heading into 2019. With Alex Smith set to miss the 2019 campaign while he recovers from a gruesome broken leg injury, the Redskins have added some competition for Colt McCoy this..." May 06

  • Sean Taylor’s father says training Browns safety Sheldrick Redwine has been therapeutic

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "Fourth-round Browns draft pick Sheldrick Redwine still has the autograph given to him as a boy by Sean Taylor, the late, great safety from the University of Miami and Washington Redskins. Redwine’s mother was a teacher, and she worked at the same school at Taylor’s..." May 05

  • Eagles Sign Former Redskins LB Zach Brown to One-Year, $3 Million Deal

    SI "The Philadelphia Eagles have signed linebacker Zach Brown to a one-year deal, the team announced on Friday. A second-round pick out of North Carolina in 2012, Brown spent his first four seasons ith the Tennessee Titans. He recorded 92 tackles, 5.5 sacks and three interceptions in..." May 03

  • 17 first-round picks from 2016 had their fifth-year options picked up

    Pro Football Talk "When NFL teams decline to pick up the fifth-year option for a first-round draft pick, they’re essentially saying that pick fell short of expectations. By that measure, 45 percent of the first-round picks in the 2016 NFL draft fell short. The fifth-year option decisions are..." May 03

  • Dissecting the factors that led to the Redskins declining Josh Doctson's 5th-year option

    NBC Sports Washington "Josh Doctson simply hasn't caught on with the Redskins just yet. Based on his limited production, the wideout received some unsurprising news Wednesday afternoon. Washington informed Doctson that the organization would not pick up the 2016 first-round..." May 02

  • Redskins sign their last 2019 draft pick first; welcome to the team Jordan Brailford!

    Hogs Haven "Jordan Brailford was the Redskins last pick in a 10 player draft class, and the last pick before the last pick in this year's draft. He is also the first drafted player Washington has signed to a rookie deal per Brailford's management. Braildord (6'2 5/8", 252 lbs)..." May 02

  • The Redskins are gathering useful pieces. Can they build something with them?

    Washington Post "The Washington Redskins have gotten pretty good at collecting loose talent. They needed to draft a young quarterback; say hello to Dwayne Haskins, an incredible value with the No. 15 pick. They needed to sign an impact free agent; welcome Landon Collins, already a three-time Pro Bowl..." May 01

  • Redskins president: Giants had 'no clue' about our draft plans

    The Score "Washington Redskins president Bruce Allen brushed off post-draft comments by New York Giants general manager Dave Gettleman, who said he was certain that two teams would have taken quarterback Daniel Jones if the Giants had waited until pick No. 17 to select him. The Giants ultimately..." May 01

  • Washington passes on Josh Doctson’s option

    Pro Football Talk "Josh Doctson finally had a good season, but it wasn’t enough to justify paying him $10 million. According to J.P. Finlay of, the team will not pick up the fifth-year option on the 2016 first-rounder’s contract. Doctson was plagued by..." May 01

  • Joe Theismann gives Dwayne Haskins permission to wear No. 7 with Redskins

    Washington Post "Joe Theismann has given Redskins rookie quarterback Dwayne Haskins his blessing to wear his former number in Washington. Theismann’s No. 7 was never officially retired by the team, but no other player has worn it since he retired in 1985. “I just got off the phone with..." May 01

  • Bruce Allen joins ESPN's First Take, says Redskins have 'perfect environment' for Dwayne Haskins

    NBC Sports Washington "One of the biggest stories to come out of this year's NFL Draft is the Redskins Grade-A first-round picks of Ohio State quarterback, Dwayne Haskins and Mississippi State defensive end, Montez Sweat. Redskins team president, Bruce Allen joined ESPN's First Take..." April 30

  • Washington signs eight, cuts six

    Pro Football Talk "Washington took care of some post-draft business, shuffling the bottom of the roster. They signed eight undrafted rookies to fill in the blanks. Those additions are: Defensive end Ryan Bee (Marshall), linebacker B.J. Blunt (McNeese State), tackle Juwann Bushell-Beatty..." April 30

  • Dwayne Haskins successfully predicted the Redskins would draft a quarterback back in 2015

    CBS Sports "No one seemed more surprised that Dwayne Haskins fell down to the Redskins at No. 15 than Haskins himself, and for good reason. The quarterback threw 50 touchdowns with Ohio State last year, and the apparent consensus when the Giants took Daniel Jones at No. 6 was shock. Haskins, however, who..." April 30

  • 13 NFL veterans who have been put on notice after NFL draft

    USA Today "The 2019 NFL draft now complete, the roster-building process for the league's 32 teams is basically complete heading into next season. Sure, clubs will tinker — prominent free agents like Ndamukong Suh, Eric Berry, Michael Crabtree and Ziggy Ansah remain..." April 30

  • Montez Sweat was “very, very high” on Washington’s draft board

    Pro Football Talk "Washington got two of the players it coveted most in this year’s draft. The first was quarterback Dwayne Haskins, who fell to Washington at No. 15 even after there was some talk that they would trade all the way up into the Top 5 to get him. And the second was a player they..." April 30