Redskins Rumors & News

  • Jay Gruden might have just revived the Redskins again

    Washington Post "Did Washington just save its season? A 29-27 win over the Giants on Sunday prevented an 0-3 start and featured an improbable comeback that seems to be coach Jay Gruden’s specialty. Like last season, when the Redskins were on the brink of postseason elimination but won their final four games to..." September 27

  • Torn ACL confirmed for DeAngelo Hall

    Pro Football Talk "Getting their first win of the season didn’t mean only good news for the Redskins on Sunday. Safety DeAngelo Hall said after the game that doctors believed he suffered a torn ACL in the 29-27 win over the Giants, although he added that he felt fine and was walking fine after the game. An MRI..." September 26

  • Josh Doctson headlines Redskins’ inactives vs. Giants

    Washington Times "After playing the first two games, Washington Redskins rookie wide receiver Josh Doctson is inactive against the New York Giants. Doctson missed training camp and the preseason because of left Achilles tendon tendinitis, but was able to play in the first two games. He had a 57-yard reception..." September 25

  • Cousins, Hopkins help Redskins rally past Giants

    The Sports Xchange "EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- Kirk Cousins threw two long touchdown passes, kicker Dustin Hopkins converted five field goals and the Washington Redskins sealed a come-from-behind 29-27 win over the New York Giants at MetLife Stadium. The Giants (2-1) built a 21-9 lead on touchdown runs by Shane..." September 25

  • Josh Norman Picks Up Odell Beckham Jr., Bizarrely Carries Giants WR

    Bleacher Report "In their first meeting since coming to blows last season, Washington cornerback Josh Norman and New York Giants receiver Odell Beckham Jr. wasted no time getting their rivalry going again." September 25

  • DeAngelo Hall believed to have torn ACL "The Washington Redskins' secondary got into trouble early against the New York Giants. The Redskins believe defensive back DeAngelo Hall tore his ACL and will undergo an MRI, NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reports, according to a source informed of the injury. " September 25

  • Jay Gruden frustrated by anonymous leaks from Washington locker room

    Washington Post "If the last week brought back memories of bad Redskins seasons, it was partly because of action away from the field. Two anonymously sourced reports — one on Pro Football Talk about frustration with Kirk Cousins, and one on ESPN about Washington’s defensive plans — annoyed players and made local..." September 25

  • DeSean Jackson, others raise fist during anthem at Meadowlands

    Pro Football Talk "Giants linebacker Keenan Reynolds and running back Rashad Jennings said this week that there’s been discussion among their teammates about the national anthem protests that have been going on around the league this season and how players on the team can “appropriately and effectively” make their..." September 25

  • Joe Barry keeps Redskins’ coverage tactics shrouded in mystery

    Washington Post "Making his weekly appearance at the podium at Redskins Park, Washington defensive coordinator Joe Barry shed little light on the apparent change in strategy and the use of cornerback Josh Norman against opponents’ top wide receivers. Barry received criticism following the season-opening loss to..." September 23

  • Former Redskins player estimates 70 percent of leaks come from team’s own front office

    Washington Post "The hype leading up to Sunday’s showdown between Washington Redskins cornerback Josh Norman and New York Giants wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. has morphed into a debate over who leaked information Wednesday to ESPN that Norman will trail Beckham this weekend. That report also quoted the source as..." September 23

  • Dean Blandino: Officials will be advised to keep an eye on Josh Norman and Odell Beckham Jr.

    Pro Football Talk "Last week, the NFL put the officials working the Bengals-Steelers game on notice of potential issues, based on the history between the two teams. This week, the NFL has placed the officials working the Washington-Giants game on notice of potential issues, based on the history between two of the..." September 22

  • It’s in Odell Beckham Jr. and Giants’ best interest to avoid conflict with Josh Norman

    New York Daily News "Ben McAdoo, Odell Beckham Jr. and the Giants have revealed their strategy to overcome Josh Norman and Washington on Sunday: Kill them with kindness. “What about him?” Beckham said Wednesday when asked about Norman. “What do you mean?” “Exciting week for our organization,” McAdoo said with an..." September 22

  • Josh Norman will shadow Odell Beckham Jr. in Sunday's game

    ESPN "Washington Redskins cornerback Josh Norman will follow New York Giants wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. in Sunday's game, a Redskins source told ESPN's Britt McHenry on Wednesday. Norman will go "anywhere Odell goes ... except for slot," the source said. It's a decision the coaching staff had..." September 21

  • Jay Gruden says Kirk Cousins 'hasn't played up to' the team's high expectations

    Fox Sports "The Washington Redskins have become the laughingstock of the NFL through two weeks. Their offense is anemic, and their defense was torn apart for not putting Josh Norman on Antonio Brown for every snap in Week 1 Kirk Cousins, however, has been the driving force behind the team’s struggles. He’s..." September 21

  • Why are NFL ratings plummeting this season?

    Sportsnaut "The National Football League remains the single most watched entity in North American professional sports. It’s not necessarily close. Really, the other three major sports leagues are simply battling for second place. Take the 2015 calendar year as an example of this. According to Sports..." September 21

  • Coaches complained about lack of offensive holding calls in Week One

    Pro Football Talk "Most coaches complain when too many penalties are called. Following Week One of the 2016 regular season, many coaches complained about the absence of one specific type of penalty. Per a source with knowledge of the situation, complaints arose from the absence of holding calls. And for good..." September 21

  • Kirk Cousins calls teammate frustrations “understandable”

    Scout "Kirk Cousins spoke for Monday morning for the first time since a report of locker room rumblings over the Washington Redskins quarterback's performance this season surfaced after the 27-23 loss to the Dallas Cowboys. ProFootballTalk's Mike Florio reported, "Per a source with knowledge of the..." September 20

  • Washington fans not thrilled about John Wall in Cowboys jersey at Redskins game

    CBS Sports "Let's take a dive into the most ridiculous NFL story of the year thus far, the controversy that is John Wall appearing at a Redskins game while wearing a Cowboys jersey. Wall is a 26-year-old player for the Washington Wizards and therefore lives in the D.C. area. As a citizen of the United..." September 19

  • Josh Norman Rips NFL for Drug Testing Him Right After Redskins Loss to Cowboys

    Complex "Josh Norman, who has quickly transformed himself into one of the most outspoken players in the NFL, wasn’t happy after the Redskins lost to the Cowboys on Sunday. But it had nothing to do with what had taken place on the field during the game. Upon arriving back at his locker after the..." September 19

  • Odell Beckham looking forward to next clash with Josh Norman

    New York Post "Just like that, the Giants are at a crossroads so early in the season. They are 2-0 and face the 0-2 Redskins in Week 3 at MetLife Stadium. The Redskins have already lost two home games and the Giants with a victory can build a nice cushion on the 2015 NFC East champs. Oh, yes, it is also..." September 19

  • Kirk Cousins has been the NFL's worst red zone QB, and it's not close

    Fox Sports "The Washington Redskins dropped their second consecutive game to start the season Sunday, falling to the Dallas Cowboys, 27-23. The loss has created some unrest in Washington as there are reportedly players complaining about quarterback Kirk Cousins’ play. Looking at his numbers, it’s easy to..." September 19

  • Locker room grumbling begins regarding Kirk Cousins

    Pro Football Talk "Washington has fallen to 0-2, losing two games at home and sparking the first wave of grumbling among players. Per a source with knowledge of the situation, multiple offensive players have begun to complain about quarterback Kirk Cousins, pointing to a lack of decisiveness, erratic play, and..." September 19

  • "No Hard Feelings," As Alfred Morris Finds End Zone Against Former Team "On one hand, it felt fairly familiar to see Alfred Morris score a touchdown at FedEx Field and hit his home run swing – his trademark celebration. On the other hand, it couldn’t have been stranger to see Morris – a former Pro Bowler for the Washington Redskins – score the go-ahead touchdown for..." September 19

  • Cowboys' Morris scores game-winning TD vs. Redskins

    The Sports Xchange "WASHINGTON -- Running back Alfred Morris swore afterward that his return to Washington held no special significance. His fourth quarter touchdown, however, was very significant. Morris scored on a 4-yard run with 4:45 left to help the Dallas Cowboys defeat his former team, the..." September 18

  • Bashaud Breeland, not Josh Norman, will cover Dez Bryant "After a week of national debate regarding the use of one of the NFL's most talked-about cornerbacks, Redskins star Josh Norman will take the field with all eyes on him Sunday. Will he or won't he shadow Cowboys receiver Dez Bryant? According to several sources, he will not. Six days after..." September 18

  • Josh Norman, Kirk Cousins and the myth of the big contract

    Washington Post "Before he became the highest paid cornerback in the NFL, Josh Norman learned harsh lessons about discipline. He was once the wild child, full of ego and eager to prove himself, and it often led him to do his own thing when he was with the Carolina Panthers. His independence also left him, as..." September 17

  • Josh Norman’s demeaning response to Victor Cruz

    New York Post "In Josh Norman’s latest outburst, he called Victor Cruz an attention-seeking has-been, in so many words. Perhaps it’s a good thing there were no mirrors around. “Crazy thing is, I guess if you say something, you get yourself on TV — cause I’m always on,” Norman said Thursday, according to ESPN,..." September 16

  • 'Harambe' back in business after temporary jersey ban

    ESPN "Fans who want to customize their favorite team's jersey with "Harambe" on the back can do so once again as of Thursday, after the word mistakenly appeared on a retailer's list of banned words. ESPN has learned that an official with a Major League Baseball team, concerned that fans were..." September 15

  • Kirk Cousins thinks he’s always going to be a work in progress

    Sportsnaut "Washington Redskins quarterback Kirk Cousins is coming off a career-best season. It’s a performance that saw him lead the NFL in completion percentage while tallying 4,166 yards and 34 total touchdowns. It’s also a performance that led to Cousins getting paid big time. He’s playing for a ripe..." September 15

  • Giants WR Victor Cruz to Redskins CB Josh Norman: 'You have to go cover the best receivers'

    ESPN "The fun has begun, and it's not even Redskins week yet. New York Giants wide receiver Victor Cruz and cornerback Janoris Jenkins took jabs at Washington Redskins cornerback Josh Norman for not covering Pittsburgh Steelers star wide receiver Antonio Brown on Monday night. Brown had eight..." September 15

  • Harambe's legacy not respected by NFL Shop

    Sporting News "There are plenty of names you can't put on the back of jerseys at NFL Shop. BuzzFeed compiled a list of 50, and it includes names such as Ron Mexico (Michael Vick's alias), Carruth (as in Rae Carruth, the NFL player who conspired to murder his pregnant wife), He Hate Me (the popular XFL jersey)..." September 14

  • Dez Bryant literally laughs off Redskins’ game plan for Antonio Brown

    Sportsnaut "Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Dez Bryant didn’t do a whole bunch in his team’s season-opening loss to the New York Giants. Bryant caught just one of the five passes thrown in his direction for eight yards. The Pro Bowler is now looking to improve on that substandard performance against the..." September 14

  • Roger Goodell says eliminating kickoffs remains possible if the NFL can’t make them safer

    Washington Post "The NFL has enacted rule changes to try to make the kickoff safer for players. That effort will continue with further safety-related tinkering with the play, according to NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell. But if such maneuvers fail, the elimination of the kickoff from the sport remains a future..." September 14

  • Alfred Morris feels wrath of Cowboys fans for rooting for Kirk Cousins

    Larry Brown Sports "If Alfred Morris wants to know how passionate Dallas Cowboys fans are about their team, all he has to do is check his Twitter mentions. Morris, who spent the first four seasons of his career with the Redskins before signing with the Cowboys, sent a tweet during the Redskins-Steelers game Monday..." September 14

  • The NFL's Most Valuable Teams 2016 "Relocation and new stadiums drove NFL team values 19% higher over the past year, to an average of $2.34 billion. The Rams doubled in value, to $2.9 billion, after moving from St. Louis to Los Angeles. The Rams are scheduled to play three seasons at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum before..." September 14

  • NFL to launch new $100 million concussion initiatives to improve player safety

    Washington Post "The NFL is launching a new set of concussion-related initiatives under which the league will devote $60 million to technological development, aimed in part at improving helmets for players, and an additional $40 million toward funding medical research into the effects of head injuries,..." September 14

  • Lady Gaga Reportedly in Talks to Perform at Super Bowl 51 Halftime Show

    Complex "Lady Gaga is reportedly in talks to play the Super Bowl 51 halftime show in Houston in February 2017. According to Billboard, the singer could clinch the biggest stage of the year because the NFL was impressed by her performance of The Star-Spangled Banner at the 2016 Super Bowl. The last year..." September 13

  • Redskins signing defensive lineman Cullen Jenkins after cutting him on Sept. 3

    Washington Post "A night after seeing their defensive line embarrassed against the Pittsburgh Steelers, Redskins officials have decided to bring veteran defensive lineman Cullen Jenkins back into the mix, two people with knowledge of the situation said. To make room on the roster for Jenkins, Washington cut backup..." September 13

  • NFL tabs Sam Rapoport to help open job 'pipeline' for women at team level

    ESPN "The NFL has created a position to address the lack of women in coaching and scouting roles at the team level and named former women's football pro tackle player Sam Rapoport as director of football development. Rapoport's role will be to identify women who are knowledgeable about the game and..." September 13

  • Antonio Brown abused Bashaud Breeland all night, Jay Gruden defends decision

    CBS Sports "The Redskins' Bashaud Breeland is a good young cornerback, and after starting 29 games in his first two seasons, 2016 was supposed to be a coming out of sorts. It could still happen, but Week 1 couldn't have gone worse for the former Clemson standout. He spent much of Monday night chasing after..." September 13

  • Roethlisberger, Brown help Steelers beat Redskins

    The Sports Xchange "LANDOVER, Md. -- Fourth-and-1 usually means a run. Not if you're the Pittsburgh Steelers and you have Antonio Brown. Brown caught a 29-yard touchdown pass on fourth-and-1 in the second quarter to give Pittsburgh the lead for good as the Steelers went on to defeat the Washington Redskins..." September 12

  • Sean McDonough will minimize saying 'Redskins' on MNF

    Awful Announcing "Sean McDonough’s first game as Monday Night Football play-by-play man (tonight at 7:10 ET) will feature the Steelers and the Redskins, though you might not hear McDonough say so in those words. According to The Washington Post, McDonough will try to minimize the amount of times he says..." September 12

  • Donald Trump Wants All NFL Protesters to Leave America

    Black Sports Online "Remember Donald Trump’s campaign slogan is “Make America Great Again”. That means he obviously thinks America isn’t that great at the moment, so it is quite ironic that he wants others who have problems with the country to leave, but not himself. “Well, I think it’s a lack of respect for our..." September 12

  • Josh Doctson, Matt Jones questionable for Washington on Monday

    Pro Football Talk "Washington opens the season on Monday night against the Steelers, and a pair of key offensive weapons may, or may not, be available for the game. Running back Matt Jones (shoulder) and rookie receiver Josh Doctson (Achilles) are both questionable. It used to mean 50-50; it now means that they..." September 10

  • Josh Norman: Desmond Trufant a top CB; better than Patrick Peterson

    ESPN "Desmond Trufant probably doesn't get the respect he deserves when it comes to discussions about the NFL's top cornerbacks. At least one of the league's best corners recognizes how talented the Atlanta Falcons Pro Bowler truly is. Josh Norman, who left the Falcons' NFC South rival, Carolina,..." September 10

  • Redskins injury report: Doctson, Reyes limited; Jones practices fully

    Washington Post "Rookie wide receiver Josh Doctson practiced in a limited capacity for a second straight day as he continues to work his way back from the Achilles’ tendon strain that forced him to miss all of training camp and the preseason. Defensive end Kendall Reyes remained limited by a groin injury, but..." September 09

  • Former NFL head of officiating alleges Roger Goodell assaulted him

    Sportsnaut "With the NFL season mere hours away from kicking off, it’s possible the league could find itself in the midst of yet another scandal. No. It doesn’t surround a players’ off-field issues. It’s also not involving a spat between the union and league over discipline. Instead, it’s all about NFL..." September 08

  • Every NFL Team's Best Weed Story

    Complex "You may not know this, but a lot of Americans smoke weed. And, contrary to what the National Football League wants you to believe, some of those Americans are professional football players. With the NFL season kicking off, let's take a moment to look back and appreciate some of the league's..." September 08

  • The NFL Has an Age Problem

    The Ringer "If you’re worried about the level of play in the NFL, you have an unlikely ally: coaches and executives. “Everything from defensive linemen not knowing where their eyes should be looking, not knowing where blocks are coming from,” said Baltimore Ravens head coach John Harbaugh. “Defensive backs..." September 07

  • Josh Doctson back on the practice field, as is Matt Jones (sort of)

    Pro Football Talk "Washington got a pair of key offensive parts back on the practice field today, in some capacity at least. According to J.P. Finlay of, wide receiver Josh Doctson was back on the practice field today, for his first work since being activated from the physically unable to..." September 05