Redskins Rumors & News

  • 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

  • Redskins exec resigns in wake of cheerleading scandal

    Washington Post "Dennis Greene, the Washington Redskins’ onetime president of business operations whose involvement in a 2013 photo shoot during a trip to Costa Rica with team cheerleaders became a public embarrassment, resigned and is no longer with the organization. Greene’s departure..." June 01

  • Josh Doctson feels he's close to being back to his best

    247 Sports "It's a make or break season for Josh Doctson; Thankfully he feels he's finally back to his best. The Washington Redskins wide receiver has had a stop-start career thus far in the NFL, missing the vast majority of his rookie season struggling with consistency last year...." June 01

  • As Alex Smith races to get up to speed, Redskins hope QB will help them find new gear

    USA Today "One sequence remains etched in the mind of Jay Gruden nearly eight months later when reflecting on Alex Smith's ability. Gruden's Redskins had tied the hosting, and undefeated, Chiefs 20-20 with a 40-yard field goal late in that Week 4 Monday night game in October...." May 31

  • NFL Owner Admits He Changed His Mind On National Anthem Policy Because of Trump

    12 Up "NFL owners may not all be in lock-step over issues surrounding player protests during the National Anthem, but it's clear that the American president has been a driving force in the conflict-- and has influenced at least a few owners' positions on the matter. Former..." May 30

  • Jonathan Allen’s top offseason priority is staying healthy

    Pro Football Talk "Last year Washington used its first-round draft pick on defensive end Jonathan Allen, and he earned a starting job from Day One, but he didn’t do much as a rookie: Allen played just five games before suffering a season-ending foot injury, and he finished his rookie year with just one..." May 29

  • Redskins will have a lot of starter stability in 2018

    NBC Sports Washington "Here is what you need to know on this Monday, May 28, 15 days before the Washington Redskins start minicamp.   Note: I am vacationing in the Outer Banks this week. In this space I’ll be presenting some of the most popular posts of the last few months. I hope you..." May 28

  • Redskins RB Chris Thompson gets a laugh out of photo that makes him look like a bodybuilder

    Richmond Times-Dispatch "Washington Redskins running back Chris Thompson went out to Los Angeles to support teammate Josh Norman on "Dancing with the Stars," but he came back with a whole new reputation. Kicker Dustin Hopkins posted a photo on social media of five Redskins teammates at the show's taping. In the photo,..." May 27

  • Redskins announce training camp dates

    Washington Post "The Washington Redskins have announced they will hold training camp in Richmond, beginning July 26. Sessions held at the Bon Secours Washington Redskins Training Center will conclude with three days of joint practices with the New York Jets (Aug. 12-14). The Redskins’..." May 26

  • A closer look at Alex Smith's contract with the Redskins

    NBC Sports Washington "Here is what you need to know on this Saturday, May 26, 17 days before the Washington Redskins start minicamp.   Note: I am vacationing in the Outer Banks this week. In this space, I’ll be presenting some of the most popular posts of the last few months. I hope..." May 26

  • Early returns show solid Redskins squad, with potential for more

    NBC Sports Washington "More than 100 days remain before the Redskins take the field in meaningful NFL action. Any and all excitement needs to be tempered, significantly, because what happens on a practice field in May without pads does not represent what will happen in September, October and..." May 25

  • DeMaurice Smith: Anthem rule is about exerting control over players

    Pro Football Talk "NFL Players Association Executive Director DeMaurice Smith says the league’s owners are less interested in showing respect for America than in showing they can control their employees with the new rule requiring players who are on the field for the national anthem to..." May 25

  • Report: NFL owners didn’t actually vote on anthem issue

    Pro Football Talk "Question: When is a unanimous vote not unanimous? Answer: When there’s no vote at all. No, this isn’t a Matrix-style exercise in whether or not there is a spoon. (Then again maybe it is.) It’s an example of the kind of casual white-lying that has..." May 24

  • Trump supports new NFL anthem policy, opposes players staying in locker room

    Pro Football Talk "President Trump has weighed in on the NFL’s new national anthem policy, saying the owners took a step in the right direction — but warning that the rule allowing players to remain in the locker room could be problematic. “I think that’s good,” Trump said..." May 24

  • New policy requires on-field players, personnel to stand for anthem

    ESPN "NFL owners have unanimously approved a new national anthem policy that requires players to stand if they are on the field during the performance but gives them the option to remain in the locker room if they prefer, it was announced Wednesday. The policy subjects teams to a fine if a..." May 23

  • NFL expected to enact national anthem policy for '18 "The NFL is expected to enact a national anthem policy in 2018 that requires players on the sideline to stand but gives them the option to remain in the locker room if they don't want to stand, NFL Network's Judy Battista and NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported. Under the..." May 23

  • 90% of NFL players who filed claims as part of 2013 settlement are waiting on payments, as league alleges fraud

    The Comeback "In 2013, the NFL agreed to pay $765 million to settle a lawsuit brought by more than 4,500 players and their families who claimed the league had concealed knowledge about the risk of head injuries. Five years later, a reported 90 percent of former players who..." May 23

  • Report: NFL weighing optional observance of anthem, 15-yard penalty for kneeling

    The Score "The playing of the national anthem and how to handle protests during the anthem are reportedly under heavy discussion at the NFL's spring meetings. Protests dominated headlines during the early portion of the 2017 season, but serious talks about the topic were deferred until..." May 23

  • Arie Kouandjio waived/injured after quad surgery

    Pro Football Talk "Word on Monday was that guard Arie Kouandjio will miss the entire season after having surgery to repair a torn quad and confirmation of that came on Tuesday. Washington announced that they have placed Kouandjio on waivers with an injury designation. If he goes unclaimed on waivers, he..." May 22

  • Redskins G Arie Kouandjio To Miss 2018 Season

    Pro Football Rumors "Redskins guard Arie Kouandjio will miss the entire 2018 season, multiple sources tell John Keim of (on Twitter). Kouandjio recently went under the knife to repair a torn quadriceps muscle, but he will take longer than expected to recover.  Doctors tell the Redskins..." May 21

  • Junior Galette Says He Has Three Offers On Table, Contemplating Retirement

    NFL Trade Rumors "Free agent DE/OLB Junior Galette mentioned on his Instagram account Sunday that he has three offers from NFL teams currently on the table, but he has been contemplating retirement, which is why he has yet to agree to anything. The Raiders brought Galette in for a..." May 20

  • Gambling could renew push for 18-game season

    Pro Football Talk "With the 49 states that currently don’t have sports wagering now able to launch it, the NFL’s word of choice is “integrity.” As sports wagering takes root, the NFL will have another go-to term. “More.” Yes, the dormant push for an expanded..." May 18

  • Derrius Guice wouldn't turn down invite to Trump White House

    Yardbarker "If the Washington Redskins won a Super Bowl title and were invited to President Donald Trump’s White House, rookie running back Derrius Guice wouldn’t hesitate to make the trip. In Los Angeles for the annual NFLPA Rookie Premiere event, Guice was approached by TMZ Sports...." May 17

  • Washington hires new COO, increasing speculation that team president could be on the way out

    Washington Post "The Washington Redskins hired Brian Lafemina as the team’s president of business operations and chief operating officer in a newly created position. Lafemina will head the business side of operations and report to team owner Daniel Snyder, the team announced. He worked..." May 17

  • Redskins G Arie Kouandjio to undergo surgery on quad, per report

    NBC Sports Washington "Last week we reported that Redskins guard Arie Kouandjio had suffered a quad injury. Now there is a report that he will go under the knife and is likely to be out at least until the early part of the regular season. That timetable will create a roster dilemma for the Redskins. Ian..." May 15

  • DeAngelo Hall Says He Hasn’t Officially Retired, But “Definitely Leaning Towards Hanging It Up”

    NFL Trade Rumors "Veteran DB DeAngelo Hall explained during an interview with 106.7 The Fan that he didn’t mean to say he officially retired while speaking to reporters on Monday, per Kareem Copeland. Hall is still leaving the door open to returning for the 2018 season, but says he..." May 14

  • NFL plans to lobby Congress for a “regulatory framework” for sports betting

    Pro Football Talk "The NFL has lost in the judicial branch (even if the NFL actually has won at the every branch of every bank with which it does business). The league now will take the gambling fight to the legislature. In its first statement issued in the aftermath of Monday’s landmark ruling..." May 14

Redskins Forum Top 5

  1. The I Got Nothing To Say Thread
    Last post: coconut
  2. Thoughts Moving Forward/Off-Season Thread
    Last post: NJrockPD
  3. Bruce Allen To Raiders ?
    Last post: ThomasTomasz