Redskins Rumors & News

  • Hillary Clinton says ‘there’s no reason’ for the Redskins to keep their name

    Washington Post "At this point, any time a prominent Democratic politician is asked about the Redskins name, you would have to assume that politician will strongly advocate a name change for Washington’s NFL franchise. This position would still put them at odds with most Americans, according to polls. But after 50..." July 30

  • Keenan Robinson, healthy again, is primed for signal-calling duties

    Washington Post "Four days into training camp, Redskins linebacker Keenan Robinson is still practicing full out. And that represents a major step forward for the 6-foot-3, 238-pound former Texas standout who’s expected to inherit the signal-calling duties handled so ably these last seven years by London Fletcher,..." July 28

  • Redskins sign Everette Brown

    Pro Football Talk "Everette Brown has landed with yet another NFC East club. According to ESPN’s John Keim, the Redskins have reached a deal with the 26-year-old Brown, who likely will play outside linebacker in Washington’s 3-4 scheme." July 28

  • Pierre Garçon leaves practice after hamstring tweak

    Pro Football Talk "During wide receiver Pierre Garçon’s first season with the Redskins, he missed time with a foot injury that hampered him even after he returned to the lineup in the second half of the season. Garçon knows about the problems caused by lingering injuries as a result and he’s trying to make sure..." July 28

  • Ryan Clark gets pragmatic, spiritual about illegal hits

    Pro Football Talk "Washington coach Jay Gruden has vowed to suspend safety Brandon Meriweather for two practices if he hits teammates higher than he should. Could new teammate Ryan Clark help Meriweather stay on the right side of the rules? “I don’t know if you have ever watched any film of me, you know what I..." July 27

  • Redskins cut the cord on 2013 draft pick Brandon Jenkins

    Pro Football Talk "Players with value get chances. Players without value get made into examples. The Redskins released 2013 fifth-round pick Brandon Jenkins Sunday, less than a week into his second training camp. According to Tarik El-Bashir of, Jenkins “had a particularly poor effort in..." July 27

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    John Keim @john_keim

    RG3 on RB Chris Thompson: 'We want him to be Darren Sproles...I love the guy.'

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    Tarik El-Bashir @TarikCSN

    #Redskins CB Tracy Porter said he's good to go after missing the offseason while recovering from shoulder surgery.

  • Hankerson cleared to run, but not yet at 100 percent

    Washington Post "Wide receiver Leonard Hankerson has received clearance to run, but he is not yet ready to return from knee surgery. Hankerson said he will not rush back and will not allow himself to worry about a return date. “Obviously, I can move around. I can run,” Hankerson said. “I’m not sure how fast I..." July 26

  • Griffin takes another shot at the Shanahans

    Pro Football Talk "Washington quarterback Robert Griffin III has made little effort to conceal something that should be obvious to anyone who has been paying attention to the team — Griffin and former coach Mike Shanahan and former offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan didn’t see eye to eye. Last month, Griffin..." July 24

  • Redskins' Gruden says mental game critical to Griffin's success

    CSN Washington "Robert Griffin III is very much a work in progress. So is every other quarterback in the league. It takes hours and days and years of learning to master the position and even then quarterbacks like Tom Brady need to continue to prepare. “It’s something that has to be done with every..." July 24

  • NFL in LA? It could happen sooner than you think

    Sporting News "At long last, after a 19-year absence, the NFL is ready to return to Los Angeles. It's no longer a matter of if, but when. Expect the NFL to announce a return to America's entertainment capital and the second-biggest market in the next 12 months, with one or two teams debuting in Los Angeles no..." July 24

  • Brian Orakpo vows contract won’t be an issue in 2014

    Washington Times "Redskins linebacker Brian Orakpo may yet sign a long-term contract with the team that drafted him five years ago. In that ideal future, Orakpo, chosen No. 13 overall in the first round of the 2009 draft, would retire in a Washington jersey, bask in the adulation of the home fans at FedEx Field..." July 23

  • Hatcher, Bowen start camp on PUP list

    CSN Washington "The Redskins will be short of players on their defensive line when they start training camp on Thursday. ESPN 980 is reporting that defensive ends Jason Hatcher and Stephen Bowen will start camp on the PUP list. Both are suffering from knee injuries. Hatcher had an arthroscopic procedure..." July 23

  • Reports: Fred Davis sought by Washington D.C. police

    Pro Football Talk "According to multiple published reports, Washington D.C. police are seeking free agent tight end Fred Davis in connection with a domestic violence allegation. According to a statement from police obtained by PFT, the alleged simple assault occurred early on the morning of June 2 in Washington." July 23

  • Peter King: Washington will have a new name by 2016

    Pro Football Talk "Every Monday morning, we take a stroll through Peter King’s Monday Morning Quarterback column in search of nuggets that fit within our never-ending non-stop shop of NFL news and whatnot. Today, we found a potent piece of whatnot buried in the column. Off for the last month or so, King dropped..." July 21

  • Tribe refuses “bribe money” from Washington foundation

    Pro Football Talk "It’s a story that has been percolating for a few days. Now that the Associated Press has picked it up, the latest P.R. embarrassment regarding the Washington team name has become official. A Native American tribe on the Arizona-California border trying to raise $250,000 for a skate park has..." July 20

  • Redskins players say offense under Jay Gruden will resemble Mike Shanahan’s

    Washington Post "The Washington Redskins used their offseason practices to begin the transition from former coach Mike Shanahan’s offensive system to that of Shanahan’s successor, Jay Gruden. The early indications, according to Redskins players, are that the shift will be more about tinkering than..." July 20

  • CBS won't likely dictate to announcers on Redskins nickname "CBS Sports Chairman and NFL on CBS EP Sean McManus, was asked by The Hollywood Reporter in an interview for their annual sports issue how CBS Sports analysts will "address [the Redskins nickname] controversy this fall." "We haven't talked to them yet. Generally speaking, we do not tell our..." July 17

  • Robert Griffin III: 'A lot of players' concerned about Thursday night safety "This season, Thursday Night Football comes to CBS, with the mothership broadcasting eight NFL games on Thursday nights. It's an exciting time for the league, but the players don't always love suiting up that early in the week. In fact, Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III believes "a lot of..." July 17

  • Redskins Sign Fullback Stephen Campbell

    Hogs Haven "The Redskins finally made a roster move to fill the spot that opened up when Tanard Jackson was suspended indefinitely to infinity and beyond. It's not a move that looks to threaten anyone currently on the roster, and will most likely be a move to fill the roster before training camp. " July 15

  • Fullback Darrel Young believes there’ll be a role for him in new offense

    Washington Post "Over the course of the past four seasons, fullback Darrel Young has proved his worth to the Washington Redskins both as a lead blocker and on special teams. Former offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan often proclaimed that Young ranked among the best fullbacks in the NFL. In the past two..." July 13

  • Can Kai Forbath withstand a challenge for his place-kicking job?

    Washington Post "After years of instability at place kicker, the Redskins seemed to have finally found their guy when they signed Kai Forbath two years ago, and saw him make 17 of 18 field goals as a first-year player. Forbath’s accuracy dipped a little last season when he made 18 of 22 with a long of 50 yards...." July 11

  • RG3: Alfred Morris is our biggest offensive weapon

    Pro Football Talk "Quarterback Robert Griffin III has drawn more attention than anyone on Washington’s roster since the Redskins made him the second overall pick of the 2012 draft and nothing really changed on that front this offseason. Whether it was the impact of the coaching changes or the move to sign DeSean..." July 11

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    Rob Rang @RobRang

    Draft started and is over with no players being selected.

  • Tanard Jackson suspended indefinitely from league

    Pro Football Talk "It was only a few days ago when Tanard Jackson was talking about making the most of his latest chance. It didn’t last long, as the NFL announced that Jackson was suspended indefinitely for violating the league’s substance abuse policy. Jackson had missed the last two seasons because of..." July 09

  • Fugitive caught after joking to local newspaper about Redskins name

    Fox Sports "A 25-year-old student who spent one month on the run after jumping bail in New York on drug and drunk driving charges got caught by police after his name and photo surfaced in a local newspaper with a quip about the Redskins team name controversy. According to a CBS DC report, Jacob Close,..." July 08

  • Federal Judge Approves NFL Concussion Settlement

    Slate "A federal judge on Monday gave preliminary approval to the concussion compensation deal between the NFL and former players. The ruling comes two weeks after U.S. District Judge Anita Brody raised questions over whether the $675 million cap on damages paid by the league was sufficient to cover the..." July 08

  • Tanard Jackson humbled, hopeful he can make most of opportunity

    Pro Football Talk "Safety Tanard Jackson will be trying to get his career back on track this summer when he goes to training camp with the Redskins after spending the last two seasons on the outside looking in after being suspended by the NFL for a third time. It will be an uphill fight for Jackson to land on the..." July 06

  • RG3 looks as fast now as he did in 2012

    Pro Football Talk "Robert Griffin III’s brilliant rookie season ended with a serious knee injury that seemed to slow him down throughout his second season. But as Griffin prepares for 2014, he looks as good as new. That’s the word from Washington offensive coordinator offensive coordinator Sean McVay, who said on..." July 05

  • How much will Brian Orakpo benefit by being ‘turned loose?’

    Washington Post "Brian Orakpo entered the offseason hoping to land a lucrative, long-term contract from the team that drafted him in the first round in 2009. But instead, Washington slapped the franchise tag on Orakpo. Although not entirely happy, he signed the one-year deal (worth $11.455 million) because he..." July 04

  • Will Roy Helu Jr. play the role of third-down back for Redskins?

    Washington Post "The Redskins have no questions about their starting running back. Alfred Morris has recorded back-to-back 1,000-yard seasons and is coming off of a Pro Bowl appearance as he enters his third year in the NFL. But, things remain unsettled at third-down back. Washington’s coaches need to settle on..." July 03

  • RG3: This year there are no ulterior motives in Washington

    Fox Sports "The difference a year makes in the world of Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III is just about everything. Coming off a Rookie of the Year campaign and the team's first playoff berth since 2007, Griffin spent last offseason rehabbing a torn ACL and MCL. Rigorous workouts and lengthy sessions..." July 03

  • Vinny Cerrato says Daniel Snyder’s defense of the Redskins name goes back to his father

    Washington Post "“Who’s the one person whose transcribed opinion on the Redskins name issue would finally convince every single D.C. Sports Bog reader to give up on this Web site and use any gained time to better themselves by reading ‘The Man in the Gray Flannel Suit,’ which, let’s be honest, we all kind of..." July 03

  • Andre Roberts might not have signed with Redskins if DeSean Jackson was already there

    CSN Washington "Redskins wide receiver Andre Roberts acknowledged Tuesday that he might have decided on a different destination had he known DeSean Jackson would sign in Washington three weeks after he did. But Roberts quickly added that he’s come to terms with the situation and plans to make the best of it...." July 02

  • How much impact will Jason Hatcher have for the Redskins?

    Washington Post "Believe it or not, the Redskins will kick off training camp in less than a month, and at that point, Jay Gruden & Co. will look to build on the foundation they laid during the offseason program. Training camp will also serve as a proving ground for many players. Over the course of the next four..." July 01

  • Phillip Daniels didn’t like his year working for Redskins

    Pro Football Talk "Now this is refreshing: A former Redskins player is complaining about his old team, and it has nothing to do with the nickname. Former defensive lineman Phillip Daniels spent a year as the team’s director of player development, but said he never had the access or the budget he needed to do the..." July 01

  • Former coach Joe Gibbs says he's OK with Redskins name

    Fox Sports "While debate continues to rage in Washington over whether the city's National Football League franchise should change its name, the most successful coach in team history doesn't see what the fuss is all about. NFL Hall of Fame member Joe Gibbs, who won three Super Bowls as coach of the..." June 29

  • DeSean Jackson: I don’t flash gang signs "DeSEAN JACKSON HAS an interesting linguistic tic that surfaces whenever he talks about things of the "illegal" or "unsavory" or "criminal" variety. After parking his lengthy two-tone Rolls-Royce outside an East Hollywood café one day in late May, Jackson ambles in and begins speaking about his..." June 29

  • Virginia delegate says Redskins controversy is ‘political correctness on steroids in overdrive’

    Washington Post "Gobs of politicians have spoken critically about the Redskins name in recent months. This week, we heard from the other side: Virginia legislators who are joining forces to back the Redskins name. The fledgling Redskins Pride Caucus was initiated by state senator Chap Petersen — who has been its..." June 28

  • Redskins sign WR Jerry Rice Jr. "Imagine what it'd be like for your dad to be one of the greatest receivers of all time and then you try to make the NFL in the exact same position with the exact same name. Welcome to the world of Jerry Rice Jr., who signed with the Redskins on Thursday. Rice, who played his college career at..." June 27

  • NFL agrees to blank check to pay concussion damages

    New York Post "The NFL’s stalled concussion settlement with 4,500 former players appeared to pick up steam again Wednesday when the league agreed to lift the cap on money available to eligible victims. Under the new agreement, the NFL must pay claims for the next 65 years while no longer limiting the fund for..." June 26

  • Redskins' Hatcher says he's off crutches 5 days after knee surgery

    CSN Washington "Redskins defensive end Jason Hatcher tweeted last Thursday that the arthroscopic procedure performed on his knee was a success. He wasn’t kidding. On Tuesday, five days after the surgery, he let us know that he’s walking on his own two feet already." June 25

  • Why Advertisements are Probably Coming to NFL Jerseys

    ACME Packing Company "The Green Bay Packers wear some of the most iconic uniforms in all of sports. They're simple, clean, a palette of football nostalgia that harkens back to the days where you could drink scotch at work, smoke on airplanes and mustaches were a defining feature of one's manliness. If you like these..." June 22

  • RG3: Now’s not the time for me to speak on Redskins name

    Pro Football Talk "Sports stars rarely wade into divisive issues, and so it’s no surprise that Robert Griffin III wants to steer clear of the controversy surrounding his team’s name. Griffin said on 106.7 The Fan that he’d rather not talk about his own feelings about the Redskins name controversy. “When it..." June 21

  • NFLPA collusion lawsuit to proceed "A court overturned a decision to dismiss the NFLPA's lawsuit against the NFL for collusion stemming from salary cap penalties toward the Dallas Cowboys and Washington Redskins in 2012. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit on Wednesday reportedly overturned a decision by Judge David..." June 20

  • Seattle Times: We won't use Redskins name in our newspaper "The Redskins got a flurry of bad news Wednesday when the U.S. Patent Office canceled the team's trademark registration, because the team name is “disparaging to Native Americans." Basically, it means that the team could lose its federally trademarked protections and could hasten the franchise to..." June 19

  • Redskins DE Jason Hatcher to miss 4-6 weeks after knee surgery "Though he signed a four-year deal worth as much as $27.5 million this offseason, it'll be a while before defensive end Jason Hatcher can get back on the field for the Redskins. Hatcher, who's coming off a career-high 11 sacks last season for the Cowboys, will undergo arthroscopic surgery on his..." June 19

  • Redskins must move on from racial slur team name

    USA Today "It's a racial slur, Dan Snyder. Just deal with it. The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office issued its long-awaited ruling regarding the trademark protection for the Washington "Redskins" on Wednesday, and the bottom line was precisely what so many Native American groups and other interested..." June 19

  • U.S. Patent and Trademark office cancels protection of Washington team name

    Pro Football Talk "Whenever the government gets involved in the question of whether the Washington NFL team should change its name, people who support the current name ask whether the government has anything better to do. For one specific agency of the government, the answer is a resounding no. That’s the same..." June 18

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