Redskins Rumors & News

  • Kirk Cousins reportedly won't sign new contract before franchise tag deadline

    CBS Sports "Leverage is everything when it comes to contracts in the NFL. And for Kirk Cousins, in his negotiations with the Redskins as a top NFL free agent to be, there isn’t a better piece of leverage than the franchise tag the Redskins will be required to place on him if they want to maintain his..." February 21

  • Redskins WR DeSean Jackson says return to Eagles would be ‘great story’

    ALL 22 "Washington Redskins wide receiver DeSean Jackson was originally a second-round pick of the Philadelphia Eagles out of California in the 2008 NFL Draft. The explosive receiver spent the first six years of his career making big plays in Philly before former head coach Chip Kelly unceremoniously..." February 21

  • Pierre Garcon hints he'll be hitting open market "We've hit the portion of the NFL calendar in which players are prepping for free agency. Exhibit A: receiver Pierre Garcon. The 30-year-old wideout spent the past five seasons with the Washington Redskins, but will hit free agency with plenty of suitors come March 9. Garcon's agent, Brad..." February 20

  • Rams could be interested in Kirk Cousins if Jared Goff flops in 2017

    Larry Brown Sports "The Washington Redskins are likely to use the franchise tag on Kirk Cousins if they cannot work out a long-term deal, but the quarterback will have no shortage of suitors if he does end up hitting free agency. With Kyle Shanahan and Sean McVay — two former Redskins offensive coordinators who..." February 19

  • DeSean Jackson may find himself in high demand

    Pro Football Talk "Washington receiver DeSean Jackson has been sending mixed messages about whether he wants to return to Philadelphia or stay where he has been for the last three years. However, Jackson may have more than two options when the market opens in 18 days. Current chatter in league circles is that..." February 19

  • Kirk Cousins does not want to be with Redskins

    Larry Brown Sports "Kirk Cousins’s long-term commitment to Washington may not be that solid. According to Jason Reid of ESPN, “former Redskins officials” believe Cousins wans to ultimately leave the team, and would prefer to be franchise tagged to avoid a long-term commitment. Cousins has indicated that..." February 17

  • Former Redskins officials believe Kirk Cousins does not want to be with the team

    Sportsnaut "The Washington Redskins are facing a deadline in two weeks. Between now and March 1, the team must decide whether it will place the franchise tag on Pro Bowl quarterback Kirk Cousins. There’s a lot that goes into this decision. Does Washington want to guarantee Cousins north of $23 million for..." February 17

  • Washington has no comment on Chris Cooley’s remarks

    Pro Football Talk "Former Washington tight end and current Washington employee Chris Cooley created a stir earlier this week by publicly speculating into a radio microphone owned by Daniel Snyder on whether Washington G.M. Scot McCloughan is drinking. Whether the remarks created a stir within the franchise owned by..." February 16

  • ‘Internal resistance’ in Washington to giving Kirk Cousins franchise tag

    Sportsnaut "The Washington Redskins can place the franchise tag on quarterback Kirk Cousins at any point right now. The window for them doing so opened earlier this week and remains open until the start of March. For a while now, it’s been a foregone conclusion that the Redskins would do this. Heck, even..." February 16

  • Chris Cooley speculates on-air about Scot McCloughan: ‘Is he drinking?’

    Washington Post "Over the past few weeks, several Redskins reporters — including The Post’s Mike Jones — observed that Redskins GM Scot McCloughan was not being allowed to speak with the media. This seemed a bit odd, because there’s no shortage of appropriate questions. The Redskins are entering a crucial..." February 15

  • NFL sets cap percentages for franchise tags

    Pro Football Talk "The franchise-tag crop report has arrived. Sort of. Prior to 2011, the non-exclusive franchise tenders were determined by averaging the five highest cap numbers at each position from the prior year. Starting in 2011, the tenders are determined by the aggregate sum of the salary cap for the five..." February 15

  • No Progress Between Redskins, Kirk Cousins

    Pro Football Rumors "The beginning of free agency on March 9 is just over three weeks away, but the Redskins and the most valuable unsigned player in the NFL, quarterback Kirk Cousins, still haven’t made progress toward a long-term agreement, reports Mike Jones of the Washington Post. Talks between the two sides are..." February 15

  • Redskins Officially Place C Kory Lichtensteiger On Reserve/Retired List

    NFL Trade Rumors "The Washington Redskins officially placed veteran C Kory Lichtensteiger on the reserve/retired list Monday. This is just a procedural move for Washington after he announced his retirement from the NFL last week. By placing Lichtensteiger on the reserve/retired list, the Redskins will hold his..." February 14

  • NFL Would Boost TV Ratings, Ad Revenue If US Ban On Sports Betting Lifted, New Report Says

    Legal Sports Report "MoffettNathanson Research released a report called NFL Season Recap – It’s All Over But the Crying (paywall), looking back at 2016-17. Part of the analysis focused on sports betting, and opportunities missed by the NFL to generate more interest and revenue. The NFL has generally tried to..." February 14

  • Some late-season Thursday Night Football games could move to Saturday

    Awful Announcing "With the 2016-17 NFL season, it’s time for the league’s TV’s partners to look ahead for the next season and what teams they’ll lobby for. Due to the Dallas Cowboys’ effect on the ratings in the second half of last season, there’s no doubt that all of the networks will want to maximize the number..." February 14

  • Jordan Reed on Redskins’ offseason: ‘First of all, we got to bring Kirk back’

    Washington Post "Redskins tight end Jordan Reed has an idea for how his team can improve an offseason that, to this point, hasn’t inspired a whole lot of confidence that Washington will be a winning team for the third consecutive year in 2017. Asked Saturday what the Redskins need to do to get back to the..." February 14

  • Five likeliest landing spots for Kirk Cousins

    Sportsnaut "There promises to be a ton of drama surrounding Kirk Cousins and the Washington Redskins before that entire contract situation plays out. Coming off a 2016 campaign that saw him throw for nearly 5,000 yards with 29 total touchdowns and 12 interceptions, Cousins continues to prove himself to be..." February 12

  • Kirk Cousins could get paid more than Andrew Luck

    Yardbarker "Kirk Cousins looks like he will be in line for a major pay day. Cousins was franchise-tagged by Washington last season and had his second straight strong year. He followed up a 29-touchdown season in 2015 by throwing for 25 scores and nearly 5,000 yards in 2016. Now he’s a free agent again..." February 11

  • Is There a Front Office Rift in Washington That Could Affect Signing Kirk Cousins?

    The Big Lead "Kirk Cousins’ impending contract decision will be one of the story lines of this offseason. Washington has a little over a month to negotiate a deal, use the franchise tag for the second consecutive year, or let him enter free agency. It sounds like not everyone is on the same page in what to..." February 11

  • Washington makes another defensive staff addition

    Pro Football Talk "Washington has made another addition to its coaching staff with the hiring of James Rowe as assistant defensive back coach. Rowe worked last season as defensive coordinator at Valdosta State and in 2015 was on the staff at the University of Florida. He’ll work under Torian Gray, who was..." February 10

  • At 31, Redskins center Kory Lichtensteiger announces NFL retirement

    Washington Post "Redskins center Kory Lichtensteiger announced Friday that he is retiring after a nine-year NFL career, the last seven spent in Washington. Lichtensteiger, 31, shared the news via a statement issued by the Redskins in which he thanked the organization and its fans for their support over the..." February 10

  • Bruce Allen won’t let Scot McCloughan talk to media

    Pro Football Talk "Not everyone is seeing eye to eye in Washington, and we’re not just talking about the Democrats and the Republicans. General Manager Scot McCloughan has team President Bruce Allen breathing down his neck, the Washington Post reports. That includes Allen not allowing McCloughan to talk to..." February 10

  • DeSean Jackson: I want to stay with the Redskins

    CSN Mid-Atlantic "After spending the last three seasons with the Redskins, wide receiver DeSean Jackson wants to stick around. The nine-year veteran, who is set to become a free agent next month, spoke to Larry Michael on Redskins Nation on CSN and expressed his desire to re-sign with the Redskins. “I want to..." February 10

  • Kirk Cousins being franchise tagged by Washington ‘remains a high likelihood’

    Washington Post "The Redskins just came off of back-to-back winning seasons for the first time in 20 years, right? So, what is that smell? The expected, refreshing, raise-your-hands-if-you’re-sure aroma of optimism is missing. Instead, I keep catching whiffs of uneasy, nervous perspiration. A desperate..." February 09

  • Details on How Much DirecTV is Raising The NFL Sunday Ticket Package in 2017

    Black Sports Online "The 2016 campaign ended in epic fashion, as the New England Patriots came back from down 25 points against the Atlanta Falcons in Super Bowl LI. As football fans wait several months until the game returns, they’ll have to get ready for prices rising for the Sunday Ticket package on..." February 09

  • Worst NFL free-agent pool ever won't stop desperate teams from diving in wallets first

    CBS Sports "NFL free agency is fool's gold. Always has been. Always will be. Now more than ever. Forever and forever. Amen. I've been singing this chorus and preaching this sermon for roughly a decade now, and nothing has changed. Except, well, the free-agency classes grow shallower and shallower...." February 08

  • DIRECTV raising Sunday Ticket prices for 2017 season

    Sportsnaut "It’s all about supply and demand. And despite what was a perceived regression in terms of television ratings during the 2016 NFL season, the demand is surely still there. It’s the most popular sport in North American. That’s not even up for debate at this point. So leave it to cable and..." February 08

  • DeSean Jackson points out Redskins Instagram snub "They forgot about DeSean. In an Instagram post made moments after the completion of Super Bowl LI, the Washington Redskins signaled the end of the 2016 season and beginning of the 2017 season. It featured tenured stars Kirk Cousins, Jordan Reed, Josh Norman, Trent Williams and Ryan Kerrigan but..." February 07

  • Redskins Still Have Yet to Talk With Jackson, Garcon

    CBS Washington "The Redskins’ chances of signing either one of wide receiver DeSean Jackson or Pierre Garcon continue to diminish with just one month left before either player can reach out to other teams in free agency. Washington still has yet to hold talks with Garcon or Jackson since the season ended on..." February 07

  • Top 10 biggest boom or bust players in 2017 NFL Draft

    Sportsnaut "Heading into the 2017 NFL Draft, there are a few players who find themselves in the “no doubt about it” category. Texas A&M EDGE defender Myles Garrett comes to mind when discussing that type of player. Other prospects quality as flyers and potential steals. There’s a whole other category,..." February 07

  • Kirk Cousins Shoves Volunteer Official At Charity Flag Football Game

    Deadspin "We’ve illustrated Kirk Cousins’s legendary competitiveness a few times, but the Washington QB may have taken it a bit far today at a charity flag football game when he got very angry and shoved a volunteer official. A witness who was on the field at the time reports Cousins went apoplectic..." February 05

  • Josh Norman hints Odell Beckham is mentally unstable: Facing him is ‘not fun’

    Larry Brown Sports "Josh Norman may claim his feud with Odell Beckham Jr is a thing of the past, but the remarks he continues to make about the New York Giants wide receiver indicate otherwise. In a lengthy feature about Julio Jones from Tyler Dunne of Bleacher Report, Norman spoke about how disappointing it was..." February 03

  • Josh Norman: Covering Julio Jones like 'sweet sensation of death without dying'

    Bleacher Report "Start with the sheet of paper hanging from his locker. It arrived four days after Julio Jones' nine-catch, 180-yard, two-touchdown bludgeoning of the Packers. He was being asked by the NFL to take a random drug test. The NFL wouldn't target him, would it? The Falcons receiver cracks a..." February 03

  • Redskins’ Kirk Cousins says a long-term deal would give him ‘full freedom to lead’

    Washington Post "Redskins quarterback Kirk Cousins has been asked several times this offseason about his future in Washington, and he’s given a response similar to what he told reporters at the Pro Bowl last week every time. “They’ve got the cards, and they’re holding them,” Cousins said of the Redskins, who..." February 03

  • Cousins doesn't mind 49ers rumors

    Pro Football Talk "Quarterback Kirk Cousins is making the Super Bowl Radio Row rounds, and he was asked during an appearance on San Francisco’s KNBR about the 49ers having interest in potentially making a trade for him. “It’s good to be wanted,” Cousins said. “So hopefully down the road there will be people..." February 03

  • Washington interviewed Tim Lewis, Chris Harris for secondary job

    Pro Football Talk "Washington’s getting closer to filling its defensive staff, having interviewed a pair of coaches for the secondary job. According to Mike Jones of the Washington Post, coach Jay Gruden has interviewed longtime assistant Tim Lewis and former Bears and Panthers safety Chris Harris for the..." February 02

  • President Trump on Roger Goodell: ‘The commissioner is a dope. He’s a stupid guy’

    Sportsnaut "President Donald Trump isn’t one afraid to ruffle some feathers. It’s his outspoken attitude and ability to go away from the norm that caught the attention of those who voted him into office. As divisive as Trump himself might be, NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell is an equally divisive figure..." February 01

  • Roger Goodell indicates NFL looking into cutting commercials during broadcasts

    Sportsnaut "NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell addressed the public in a pre-Super Bowl press conference on Wednesday. He covered many issues including the possibility of the league reducing the number of commercials during a game. The task at hand would be to shorten the time it takes to watch an entire NFL..." February 01

  • Goodell defends Thursday Night Football: Lower injury rate, 'high-quality football'

    CBS Sports ""Thursday Night Football" isn't on its way out. As NFL commissioner Roger Goodell made clear at his press conference Wednesday, it's here to stay. To do so, Goodell cited lower injury rates and "high-quality football." "They're slightly lower than any other games," Goodell said of injury..." February 01

  • 2017 Salary Cap Could Increase By As Much As $15M

    NFL Trade Rumors "NFL commissioner Roger Goodell told reporters (per Kyle Meinke) on Wednesday that the 2017 salary cap could go up by as much as $15 million per team. A few months ago, Tom Pelissero of USA Today reported that NFL teams were informed that the 2017 cap is expected to be between $166 million –..." February 01

  • Head of NFL refs union: Barbs from players 'very concerning'

    USA Today "The NFL has fined multiple players this season for criticizing individual officials, and the head of the NFL Referees Association doesn’t want to see such incidents become a trend. Scott Green, the former NFL referee and recently appointed NFLRA executive director, told USA TODAY Sports on..." February 01

  • Galette expects to sign 3rd deal with Redskins after missing last 2 years

    CSN Mid-Atlantic "Junior Galette has never played a snap for the Washington Redskins, but he sure does excite fans, and it looks like Galette will again sign with the 'Skins in 2017. Galette has not played since 2014, when he registered 10 sacks for the Saints. He was released after that season amid some..." January 31

  • Report: NFLPA reviewing relationship with Uber after ‘strike busting tactics’

    Sportsnaut "According to Albert Breer of MMQB, the NFL Players Association is reviewing its relationship with ride-share company Uber in wake of its decision to operate in New York City when the city’s taxis went on strike over the weekend to protest the Trump administrations immigration policy. The strike..." January 31

  • NFL won’t commit to Orlando Pro Bowl

    Pro Football Talk "This year’s Pro Bowl was more successful than usual, due in part to a sold-out crowd in Orlando and an inexplicably successful effort (fueled by Ray Lewis) to get the players to cast aside their best interests and risk injury by playing hard. Still, the new home of the game won’t necessarily be..." January 30

  • Jon Gruden on Kirk Cousins: You can win with him, and he's due a huge contract

    CSN Mid-Atlantic "It's always interesting to hear what Jon Gruden thinks of Kirk Cousins. Broadcasting the Pro Bowl Sunday night, Gruden gushed about the Redskins passer when Cousins entered the game in the fourth quarter. Gruden called Cousins "far and away their best player" and said that while the Redskins..." January 30

  • Source: Redskins will pursue Eagles free agent Bennie Logan

    Newark Star-Ledger "Eagles defensive tackle Bennie Logan could be one of the more attractive free agents on the market when free agency begins on March 9. And although that is roughly six weeks away, rumors are starting to swirl. According to a person with knowledge of the Washington Redskins' plan, the Redskins..." January 30

  • Sold-out Pro Bowl means it surely will continue

    Pro Football Talk "From time to time, the NFL huffs and puffs about the quality of the Pro Bowl. But the Pro Bowl’s house isn’t going to be blown down any time soon. (Even though it should be.) This year, the NFL has offered standing-room only tickets at Camping World Stadium in Orlando, site of this year’s..." January 29

  • NFL and medical marijuana: A Q&A with former Eagles OL Todd Herremans

    ESPN "The conversation about marijuana's place in the NFL is heating up. Earlier this week, it was revealed that the NFL Players Association is working on a proposal that would amend the current drug policy to take a "less punitive" approach to recreational marijuana use among players, and the..." January 28

  • The Super Bowl Sex-Trafficking Myth: Is it the crisis it's cracked up to be?

    SI "Oh, man, we’re about to get robbed. That was Ryan Murphy’s thought when the two sedans ominously pulled up on either side of the car he was sitting in. From the front passenger’s seat of the Ford Fusion parked at a gas station, he breathed a sigh of resignation and reached for his wallet...." January 28

  • Redskins QB Kirk Cousins says he'd play on franchise tag again

    ESPN "Pro Bowl quarterback Kirk Cousins isn't sure what the Washington Redskins are thinking, with regard to his contract. But Cousins made it clear Thursday that he's willing to play on a one-year franchise tag if that option is presented for a second straight season. "We will cross that bridge when..." January 26