Redskins Rumors & News

  • Redskins Are 'Behind' Kirk Cousins Heading Into 2016 Season "The Washington Redskins want to keep quarterback Kirk Cousins on the roster for the foreseeable future, but the team also wants to make sure that all 53 players on the active roster are in thought, too, before potentially signing him to the right deal. Speaking to ESPN 980 on Tuesday morning,..." June 22

  • NFL takes unusual step of involving position coaches in looking at more kickoff rule changes

    USA Today "The NFL is assessing the viability of further rules changes on kickoffs with unprecedented input from the league’s special teams coordinators, who want to save the exciting play from extinction. Dean Blandino, the NFL’s vice president of officiating, recently held a conference call with special..." June 21

  • Jamison Crowder believes Redskins’ receiving corps is NFL’s best

    Washington Post "Redskins wide receiver Jamison Crowder established an early rapport with Kirk Cousins during training camp last year, when both players were working with the second unit. That familiarity helped Crowder set a Redskins rookie record for receptions after Cousins was named the starter and carried..." June 20

  • Redskins tab Robin West as NFL's first female head physician

    CSN Mid-Atlantic "The Redskins have hired Dr. Robin West as Director of Sports Medicine, the team announced in the press release Wednesday. She becomes the NFL's first female head physician. West, a sports medicine and orthopedic surgeon, also serves two other major roles in the Washington medical community...." June 15

  • Lawrence Taylor -- Joe Theismann Should Thank Me ... For Snapping His Leg!

    TMZ "Lawrence Taylor says he did Joe Theismann a HUGE FAVOR by snapping the QB's leg back in 1985 ... and he's dead serious about it. LT was speaking at the Bronko Nagurski Charlotte TD Club Luncheon in North Carolina on Tuesday when he was asked how the incident impacted his life. Instead, LT..." June 15

  • Lions grab Andre Roberts on 1-year deal

    Michigan Live "After losing a pair of wide receivers to injury last week, the Detroit Lions signed Andre Roberts on Monday. A six-year veteran, the 5-foot-11 Roberts was a third-round draft pick for the Arizona Cardinals in 2008. After four productive seasons in the desert, he signed a four-year deal with..." June 13

  • Kirk Cousins thanks fan for using 'You like that?' quote in yearbook

    The Score "Before last season, Washington Redskins quarterback Kirk Cousins was only known as the quiet mild-mannered backup to Robert Griffin III. That was, until he made his abrupt introduction to the media, following a comeback win over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in October." June 12

  • Kirk Cousins: “No progress” on new contract

    CSN Mid-Atlantic "With roughly a month to go until the deadline for signing a long-term extension, Redskins quarterback Kirk Cousins indicated that much work remains. “No progress to speak of,” Cousins at his football camp in Lorton, Va., on Saturday. Cousins is under contract with the Redskins for the 2016..." June 12

  • Redskins' Jackson says he missed OTAs to spend time with family

    The Score "Washington Redskins wide receiver DeSean Jackson said his absence from many of his team's offseason workouts is because of family obligations and a reluctance to fly across the country. Jackson finally offered his side of the story in an interview for the Redskins' official website posted..." June 10


    CSN Mid-Atlantic "Redskins Coach Jay Gruden had high praise this week for Ryan Grant’s performance in OTAs, saying he still harbors high hopes for the third-year wide receiver. “He just has got to keep grinding,” Gruden said, “and wait for his opportunity.” Grant has enjoyed a bigger role this spring thanks..." June 10

  • Junior Galette Plans To Bail Bobby Shmurda Out of Jail

    Black Sports Online "Why is newly resigned Washington Redskin Junior Galette planning on bailing Bobby Shmurda out of prison you might ask? Well, it turns out the linebacker is also an aspiring music executive that is interested in Bobby and the rest of his GS9 clique. " June 10

  • Redskins’ Gruden is trying to make things difficult on Cousins

    CSN Washington "It’s generally a mistake to read too much into performances that take place in shorts and football helmets. For one thing, not everyone participates and players are often going up against reserves and others who just hope to make the roster so they can be reserves. Also, contact is such an..." June 09

  • Is Kirk Cousins Destined For The "System QB" Label?

    Hogs Haven "Sports Illustrated writer Andy Benoit recently mused over his 2016 QB rankings in an interview with Breaking Burgundy's Ben Standig. When asked about where Kirk Cousins falls after a historic Redskins season, Benoit had this to say: I actually did that one the other day . . . and I had him come..." June 07

  • NFL owners, coaches say a developmental league is needed and here's what's brewing

    CBS Sports "The limos were lined up bumper-to-bumper around the sprawling driveway and the private planes waited on tarmacs nearby as NFL owners scrambled to get back home after wrapping up another league meeting. In a nearby ballroom, commissioner Roger Goodell began addressing the media, his statements..." June 07

  • Josh Norman: I am not a product of Panthers’ pass rush

    Larry Brown Sports "Josh Norman seemingly came out of nowhere last season to emerge as an All-Pro and one of the best cornerbacks in the NFL. While the Washington Redskins signed him to a contract worth $15 million per season, some have wondered if Norman’s sudden success was a result of a dominant Carolina Panthers..." June 07

  • NFL Twitter Hacked, Announces Roger Goodell's Death

    Deadspin "Some gremlin got access to the NFL’s Twitter account today and announced the death of commissioner Roger Goodell. NFL PR flack Brian McCarthy quickly corrected the record: The other two tweets were also deleted. The NFL appears to have regained control of its account. The fake cause of..." June 07

  • 20 Different Players to Take Part in Celebrity Family Feud NFL Edition This Summer

    Total Pro Sports "If you enjoyed the Gronkowski Family‘s appearance on Celebrity Family Feud last summer, you’ll love what the NFL has in store for you this year. ABC is mixing up the format of Celebrity Family Feud for Season 2. While many of the episodes will feature celebrities and their actual families, a..." June 07

  • NFL curious about marijuana as potential medical alternative

    Sporting News "While it’s not saying so publicly, the NFL is exploring the viability of marijuana as a medical option for its players. In a profile on Ravens offensive tackle Eugene Monroe’s marijuana advocacy, the Washington Post reports NFL senior vice president for player health and safety Jeff Miller and..." June 07

  • The NFL is still stunned by Josh Norman’s sudden split from the Panthers

    Washington Post "Josh Norman has long since landed on his feet, having signed a five-year, $75 million deal with the Washington Redskins in late April after the Carolina Panthers made their Pro Bowl cornerback a free agent by abruptly rescinding the franchise player tag they’d placed on him. The Panthers began..." June 06

  • Details On Stolen Laptop Holding Redskins’ Player Info

    CBS Washington "Medical records for thousands of prospective NFL draft picks and some current players were stolen during a car theft last month, according to the Redskins and the NFL Players’ Association. The theft on April 15 in Indianapolis happened when a Washington trainer’s car was broken into. A backpack..." June 02

  • Matt Jones wants to prove he’s a “No. 1 back all the time”

    Washington Post "It took only a season for Matt Jones to jump from a rookie backup to a leader at running back for the Washington Redskins. After the departure of Alfred Morris and a shoulder injury to Chris Thompson, Jones has guided the pack of young and hungry backs during offseason practices the past two..." June 02

  • Thousands of NFL Players' Medical Records Stolen From Skins Trainer

    Deadspin "In late April, the NFL recently informed its players, a Skins athletic trainer’s car was broken into. The thief took a backpack, and inside that backpack was a cache of electronic and paper medical records for thousands of players, including NFL Combine attendees from the last 13 years. That would..." June 01

  • Veteran DE Stephen Bowen Retiring From NFL

    NFL Trade Rumors "The Washington Redskins announced Wednesday that veteran DE Stephen Bowen is retiring from the NFL. Bowen, 32, originally signed on with the Cowboys as an undrafted free agent out of Hofstra back in 2006. He spent the first six years of his career in Dallas before joining the Redskins in July..." June 01

  • Kirk Cousins sees “a great weapon in the red zone” in Josh Doctson

    Pro Football Talk "Washington’s first-round draft pick, Josh Doctson, has received quarterback Kirk Cousins‘ seal of approval. Cousins said he has been studying up on Doctson to find out what kind of target he’ll be, and Cousins is already excited about the possibilities for finding Doctson in the end zone. “I..." May 29

  • Kirk Cousins said he expects 2015 fourth-round WR Jamison Crowder to make a sophomore jump

    CSN Mid-Atlantic "Kirk Cousins says he's excited about up-and-coming receivers Jamison Crowder and Josh Doctson and what they'll add to the Redskins’ offense in 2016. Cousins expects Crowder, who turns 23 next month, to make a significant jump in his second NFL offseason following a breakout rookie..." May 28


    CSN Mid-Atlantic "One of the more surprising developments from the first week of Redskins OTAs was Perry Riley on the sidelines wearing a walking boot. The inside linebacker was enjoying one of the best stretches of his career late last season when he hurt his foot. The injury, which occurred in practice, was..." May 27

  • DeSean Jackson skips voluntary practice, forfeits $500K bonus

    The Score "While most NFL players attend voluntary spring workouts to help secure a spot on their roster, Washington Redskins wide receiver DeSean Jackson had a different idea. The 29-year-old was not present at Wednesday's voluntary practice session, which negates his $500,000 workout bonus, according to..." May 25

  • Roger Goodell on NFL’s concussion issue: ‘This is our No. 1 priority’

    Sportsnaut "Holding a press conference at this week’s NFL spring meetings, commissioner Roger Goodell had to answer questions involving an Outside the Lines report suggesting that the league attempted to influence a government study on concussions. Primarily focusing on what seems to be league-mandated PR..." May 25

  • A Heated Linguistic Debate: What Makes ‘Redskins’ a Slur?

    New York Times "Growing up as a member of the Gila River Indian Community in Arizona, Brian Howard attended an elementary school that was within the boundaries of Phoenix and beyond those of his reservation. There, in the third grade, he was first called “redskin.” Did the white classmate intend it as a term..." May 23

  • The Rock almost looks puny next to this ripped NFL tight end

    CBS Sports "If Vernon Davis is interested in getting another job after he's done with football, the tight end might want to consider professional wrestling, because he's already got the body for it. Davis spent some time working with Dwayne "the Rock" Johnson on Saturday (it's not clear what they were..." May 23

  • Misguided strategy by activists doomed fight against Redskins name

    Sporting News "Native American activists had the support of President Obama, 50 senators and the U.S. media in their effort to force Dan Snyder to change the name of the Washington Redskins. What they didn’t have, according to a Washington Post report, was the right strategy. Obama’s statement in October 2013..." May 23

  • Ryan Kerrigan impressed by fellow outside linebackers this offseason

    Pro Football Talk "The Redskins didn’t sign any big free agents or use a high draft pick on any outside linebackers this offseason, but hopes are high that the team is going to get better support for Ryan Kerrigan at the position than they got for most of last season. A pair of returning players are the reason..." May 22

  • Versatility Key for Redskins Lineman Spencer Long

    Hogs Haven "Hey Redskins fans, don't you dare sleep on Spencer Long! When you talk about toughness, grit and determination, Spencer Long's name should immediately come to mind. It wasn't all that long ago that the former walk-on-turned-team-captain started all 14 games of his 2012 season at Nebraska with a..." May 21

  • Mike Shanahan: I didn’t think trading up for RG3 was very smart

    The Undefeated "The Cleveland Browns are just going through the motions — it’s still April — but the team’s newest quarterback is attacking his drills like a drowning man determined to stay afloat. As he drops back, Robert Griffin III has never displayed better footwork. Over and over again, he sets the correct..." May 21

  • Washington Owner Dan Snyder Ruined His Own Quarterback Star

    Bleacher Report "It's difficult to fault Robert Griffin III for being egomaniacal when his own egomaniacal owner pushed him to be egomaniacal. We always suspected that Washington owner Dan Snyder had enabled Griffin. We now know, thanks to an excellently reported piece from The Undefeated's Jason Reid, that..." May 20

  • Did Kirk Cousins just sabotage his new contract by implying he's an 'average' QB?

    USA Today "Kirk Cousins’ agent isn’t doing a good job of coaching his client on what not to say in the middle of contract negotiations. Cousins, in an interview with the Redskins’ official website, verbalized every Washington fan’s greatest fear when it comes to handing the 27-year-old a large contract..." May 20

  • Former Redskins Pro Bowler says offended Native Americans shouldn’t be ignored

    Washington Post "Former Redskins Pro Bowl offensive lineman Tre Johnson, a self-described skeptic by nature, didn’t think about the Redskins team name during his playing days from 1994 to 2002. After he was approached two years ago by a representative of the National Congress of American Indians, who explained why..." May 20

  • Mike Shanahan: Dan Snyder and RG3 conspired to change our offense

    Pro Football Talk "Former Washington coach Mike Shanahan says quarterback Robert Griffin III and owner Daniel Snyder conspired on a plan to change the team’s offense after Griffin’s rookie year, with Griffin then sitting Shanahan down and informing him that he would no longer run many of the plays that Shanahan had..." May 19

  • Report: NFL to move Pro Bowl to Orlando

    Orlando Sentinel "The National Football League is moving its Pro Bowl all-star game to Orlando, according to a report by The Bloomberg report cited three people familiar with the matter confirming that Orlando has beaten out the event's traditional home of Honolulu, as well as Houston and Sydney,..." May 19

  • Poll: 9 in 10 Native Americans do not oppose 'Redskins' name

    Yahoo! Sports "Washington's NFL team name has been the source of controversy for decades, a controversy that's ramped up in recent years as groups on multiple fronts have protested the use of the name 'Redskins.' A new Washington Post poll has brought the question surging back to the fore with a definitive..." May 19

  • 10 undrafted free agents who could make an impact in the NFL

    SB Nation "Carving out a spot on an NFL roster filled with veterans, free agent acquisitions and new draft selections is a lot for undrafted free agents to overcome. But every year players are able to pull it off. In 2015, there were 56 undrafted rookies who snagged a spot on a 53-man roster after..." May 17

  • NFL names new czar of discipline for on-field conduct

    Sporting News "Former All-Pro offensive tackle Jon Runyan was named the NFL's new czar of discipline for on-field conduct, the league announced Tuesday. Runyan, who also served as a congressman (R-New Jersey) from 2011-15, played 14 seasons in the NFL for four teams, most notably with the Philadelphia..." May 17

  • Washington cuts receiver Andre Roberts

    Pro Football Talk "After Washington spent its first-round draft pick on wide receiver Josh Doctson, wide receiver Andre Roberts became expendable. As a result, Roberts was released, the Washington Post reports. Roberts would likely have been no better than fourth on the depth chart this season behind DeSean..." May 17

  • Ranking NFL's divisional worst-to-first contenders

    Tennessean "Optimism is never in short supply throughout the NFL offseason, even for the league's most moribund franchises. In a parity-driven league, a sudden rise never seems far off. The Washington Redskins were last season's lone worst-to-first story, but they proved it's possible to shed the standards..." May 17

  • Vernon Davis’ Fiancée Blasts Him For Cheating With 20 Yr Old

    Black Sports Online "Another one bites the dust. Vernon Davis’ fiancée, Janel Horne, blasted him on Instagram for cheating on her with a 20-year-old chick with the Instagram handle Julia_Mirandaa. In the post, Janel says: When you give a man your all, 15 years, 3 kids, and sacrifice your life and then heats on..." May 17

  • Redskins GM Scot McCloughan: Kirk Cousins will be here 'a long time'

    ESPN "Washington Redskins general manager Scot McCloughan and quarterback Kirk Cousins both addressed the media Monday, which means they both had another chance to express their confidence and desire to sign a long-term deal. Whether a deal happens remains to be seen. Both sides have expressed the..." May 16

  • Best offseason acquisitions for all 32 NFL teams

    ESPN "From free agents to coaches and draft picks to general managers, NFL Nation reporters select the top offseason pickup for every team: AFC EAST Buffalo Bills Outside linebacker Shaq Lawson Drafting Lawson at No. 19 overall was a steal for the Bills -- general manager Doug Whaley never..." May 16

  • Versatile Su’a Cravens will slot in as an inside linebacker for Redskins — for now

    Washington Post "Su’a Cravens is listed as a safety on the Washington Redskins’ roster, but that is misleading. The Redskins have to assign their second-round pick a position even though they are still figuring out how to use such a versatile athlete. He wasn’t a safety Saturday during the second day of rookie..." May 15

  • Josh Doctson stands out and other observations from Redskins rookie minicamp

    Washington Post "The Washington Redskins on Saturday held the second session of their three-day rookie minicamp, giving seven draft picks, 14 undrafted free agent signings and 33 tryout players an opportunity to learn the system and attempt to impress coaches and team officials. Five second-year players —..." May 15

  • Kendall Fuller says he’ll “definitely” be ready for training camp

    Pro Football Talk "Third-round cornerback Kendall Fuller was a spectator during the Redskins weekend rookie minicamp as he recovers from ACL surgery, but Fuller is eyeing a return to action by the time the pads come on. “I’ll definitely be good by training camp,” Fuller said in a Saturday minicamp interview..." May 15