Redskins Rumors & News

  • Roger Goodell Speaks Out on Concussions, 'Rooney Rule' for Women

    ABC News "NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell says there is a “culture change” in the NFL when it comes to concussions and, if he had a son, would have no problem allowing him to play the sport. “The number of concussions went up this year and they're going to go up and they're going to go down in any given..." February 06

  • NFL to establish Rooney rule for women

    ESPN "NFL commissioner Roger Goodell said Thursday the league is going to institute a Rooney rule for women when it comes to all NFL executive positions. He announced the decision in opening remarks at NFL Women's Summit, where roughly 250 men and women associated with the league are gathered to..." February 04

  • Filing: Clinton Portis Tried To Pay Back $170,000 Casino Credit With Bad Checks

    Deadspin "Clinton Portis has been having money trouble for a while, culminating in a bankruptcy filing in which in the former NFL RB claimed about $4.85 million in debts he can’t pay. Among that was listed $170,000 owed to the Borgata casino in Atlantic City, and a Borgata filing this week fills in the..." February 04

  • For teams choosing between RG3 and Johnny Manziel, it's a no-brainer

    ESPN "Two high-profile quarterbacks will be available to the rest of the NFL rather soon. But if you’re trying to choose between Johnny Manziel and Robert Griffin III, there really isn’t much of a decision. It’s Griffin by a wide margin. At least with Griffin, you only have to worry about fixing his..." February 03

  • NFL to consider putting video on sideline tablets

    Pro Football Talk "The NFL’s embrace of tablet technology has been limited, to date. Soon, the bright blue Microsoft Surface devices that show up on sidelines could do more than simply show images of pre-snap formations. At a Tuesday press conference, NFL executive V.P. Brian Rolapp said that the league will..." February 02

  • Report: Redskins will franchise Kirk Cousins if needed

    Sportsnaut "While Kirk Cousins is heading into free agency, fans of the Washington Redskins can rest easy. The team teportedly has no plans on letting its quarterback leave. In an interview with 106.7 The Fan’s Grant and Danny, MMQB’s Peter King said in no uncertain terms that Redskins general manager Scot..." February 02

  • NFL talent evaluators are divided on Robert Griffin III’s future

    Washington Post "When the Washington Redskins finally release Robert Griffin III, an NFL executive and coach will roll the dice on the Heisman Trophy winner who spent 2015 as a third-string quarterback. But what kind of future Griffin has in store remains unclear. Over the past two weeks, league executives,..." February 02

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    Grant Paulsen @granthpaulsen

    Source: The #Redskins have agreed on a one-year deal with DE Ziggy Hood. Hood is 28, stands 6-3 and weighs 300 pounds. Played mostly in PIT.

  • Survey: NFL Players Don't Trust That Team Doctors Have Their Best Interests At Heart

    Deadspin "The Associated Press just released a big report on the relationship between NFL players’ health and the training and medical care they get from their teams. There’s a whole lot of insight into the pervasiveness of injuries and the inadequacies NFL training staffs have with addressing them. Let’s..." February 02

  • Super Bowl 50 to draw an estimated $4.2 billion in bets — most of them illegal

    Los Angeles Times "It's the one day when many Americans gladly take a gamble: Super Bowl Sunday. As the Denver Broncos meet the Carolina Panthers in Super Bowl 50 this Sunday, millions of people will place some type of bet on the game even if they don't care about football. A minority will gamble legally at..." February 01

  • Pro Bowl TV ratings down, again

    Pro Football Talk "The Pro Bowl was on ESPN Sunday night, and people were watching. But not as many people who watched in the past. The Pro Bowl drew a 5.0 overnight rating. That’s down from 5.6 last year and significantly down from the 6.7 rating the Pro Bowl got in 2014 when it was on NBC. Per Austin Karp of..." February 01

  • Will the Redskins bring back WR Pierre Garçon in '16?

    CSN Mid-Atlantic "In less than a year, the Redskins completed a stunning turnaround, ascending from a laughingstock in 2014 to a division champion in 2015. But now comes the difficult part: taking that all-important next step and improving from a franchise that was fortunate to get into the playoffs to one that can..." February 01

  • NFL VP of Officiating says catch rule 'is in a good place right now'

    CBS Sports "Can we all agree that no one knows what a catch is? Dez Bryant still doesn't, more than a year after his infamous non-catch sent the Cowboys home in a playoff game against the Packers. You don't. I don't. The average fan sure doesn't. And yet NFL VP of Officiating Dean Blandino said on Sunday..." February 01

  • Redskins waiting for Jason Hatcher to decide on future

    CSN Mid-Atlantic "After the Redskins’ playoff loss to the Packers, defensive end Jason Hatcher told reporters that he was contemplating retirement and would come to a decision quickly. As of a few days ago, though, Hatcher had not informed the Redskins of his plans, according to GM Scot McCloughan. “No,”..." February 01

  • NFL should add a skills competition at the Pro Bowl

    Pro Football Talk "As interest in the Pro Bowl flags, there’s an easy addition to Pro Bowl weekend that the NFL could use to spice things up: A skills competition. The other major sports all include a skills competition as part of their All-Star festivities. Baseball has the Home Run Derby. The NBA has the slam..." January 31

  • Redskins GM: We won't be 'big players' in free agency "As the Washington Redskins angle for another division title next season, fans of the team shouldn't hold their breath for a handful of high-octane free-agent signings. General manager Scot McCloughan on Wednesday shot down the idea that the 'Skins will chase down big-name targets when the open..." January 28

  • New York's attorney general reportedly going after NFL ticket market's 'fixed game'

    Sporting News "Need two? If you're in New York, those tickets are going to cost you. So much so that state attorney general Eric Schneiderman's office is conducting an antitrust investigation of the NFL and its price-floor practices on tickets, reported, citing unidentified sources. It's unclear..." January 28

  • Scot McCloughan prefers a long-term deal with Kirk Cousins to franchise tag

    Washington Post "Speaking publicly to the media for the first time since training camp, Washington Redskins general manager Scot McCloughan made it clear he’d like to have Kirk Cousins return to the team this offseason. The quarterback is scheduled to become an unrestricted free agent at the moment unless the team..." January 27

  • Redskins' Culliver 'ahead of schedule' in recovery from torn ACL

    The Score "Washington Redskins cornerback Chris Culliver is making steady progress in his recovery from the torn right ACL he suffered in a November practice. General manager Scot McCloughan said Wednesday that Culliver is "ahead of schedule" after undergoing knee surgery towards the end of the..." January 27

  • Troy Aikman: 'I believe either Manziel or RG3 will be in Dallas' in 2016

    SI "Former Dallas Cowboys quarterback Troy Aikman told SI Now's Maggie Gray on Tuesday that he expects Robert Griffin III or Johnny Manziel to serve as Tony Romo’s back-up next season. “I believe as I sit here today that either Johnny Manziel or Robert Griffin III will be in Dallas as a back-up,”..." January 27

  • Winter Storm Jonas collapsed the Redskins' indoor practice bubble

    Fox Sports "Winter Storm Jonas wrecked the East Coast this past weekend, dumping more than a foot of snow in at least 14 different states and challenging all-time snow records in various locations. Virginia and the greater Washington D.C. area were among the hardest hit, with Philomont, Va., getting 39..." January 25

  • The 15 Best Twitter Jokes About Mike Carey After He Blew It Again

    Huffington Post "Another game, another whiffed analysis from CBS “officiating expert” Mike Carey. Carey, who was an NFL referee in another life, has warmed the hearts of Internet trolls everywhere this year by continually blowing calls on big-time broadcasts, making predictions day in and day out that prove..." January 25

  • Snow, winds deflate Redskins' training facility

    ESPN "The Washington Redskins' training facility in Loudoun County, Virginia, deflated Sunday. According to the Redskins, the practice bubble at Redskins Park collapsed under heavy snow and high winds." January 24

  • Redskins D-line donates 3,600 water bottles to Flint, Michigan

    CBS Sports "The Redskins defensive line isn't all about wrecking havoc. They're a charitable group too, donating 3,600 bottles of water to the city of Flint, Michigan. Flint's dealing with a state of emergency involving a contamination of the city's drinking water by lead, which created an elevated level..." January 20

  • NFL health officials confronted NIH about researcher selection

    ESPN "Three of the NFL's top health and safety officers confronted the National Institutes of Health last June after the NIH selected a Boston University researcher to lead a major study on football and brain disease, Outside the Lines has learned. The new information contradicts denials by the NFL..." January 20

  • Pierre Garcon, FanDuel reach resolution on legal dispute

    Washington Post "Pierre Garcon and daily fantasy sports website FanDuel have resolved their legal dispute nearly three months after the Redskins wide receiver filed his class action lawsuit. The parties agreed on confidential terms, Garcon’s representative said. Garcon had filed a class action lawsuit in the..." January 20

  • Former NFL receiver Antwaan Randle El regrets ever playing football

    Washington Post "Former Washington Redskins and Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Antwaan Randle El is perhaps best remembered for his 43-yard touchdown pass in Super Bowl XL that aided a Pittsburgh win over Seattle, but a decade later, the physical and mental drawbacks have been so significant that he regrets..." January 19

  • Report: 49ers interest in Mike Shanahan “has ramped up considerably”

    Pro Football Talk "The number of head coaching openings around the league is starting to drop with the Browns and Giants finding their men on Wednesday. The Eagles have reportedly turned their attention toward Tom Coughlin, who has also interviewed with the 49ers since parting ways with the Giants. The 49ers may..." January 14

  • Redskins QB Kirk Cousins -- 'You Like That' Towels Wave In $60k for Charity

    TMZ "Huge weekend for Kirk Cousins (besides that whole playoff loss thing) ... 'cause the Washington Redskins QB helped raise nearly $60k for charity ... all thanks to his famous "You Like That" quote. Long story short ... the team asked Cousins if they could print the phrase on towels for fans to..." January 13

  • White NFL Asst Coaches Twice as Likely to Be Promoted Than Black Asst Coaches

    Black Sports Online "I understand the people who do these studies put many hours, days, weeks and years into their work. I am not trying to put down what they do, but you don’t need a study to know there is systematic prejudice not just in the NFL, but almost every industry in America. I do like that they worked..." January 12

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    Brian McNally @bmcnally14

    #Redskins LG Shawn Lauvao just had major foot surgery unrelated to his season-ending ankle injury in Week 3. That's a 3-to-6 month rehab

  • Donald Trump Thinks All These Personal Foul Penalties Have Made Football ‘Soft’

    Uproxx "Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump is mad as hell, and he’s not going to take it anymore. Why? Because according to what he told a crowd of 2,000 supporters in Reno, Nevada on Sunday, the cherished national pastime of American Football has gone too soft — just like the great country of..." January 11

  • Robert Griffin III Cleans Out Locker, Leaves Mother Teresa Poem for Redskins

    Complex "Robert Griffin III is likely finished as a member of the Washington Redskins, and a day after his team's playoff loss to the Packers, he didn't speak with reporters after cleaning out his locker. But he did leave an inspirational message behind for everyone to see. It's actually a famous poem..." January 11

  • Kirk Cousins: ‘I want to be where I am wanted’

    Washington Post "As the Redskins’ 2015 regular season wound down, quarterback Kirk Cousins declined to address questions about his hopes and expectations for his next contract. Not so on Sunday. A fourth-year player, Cousins, 27, is due to become a free agent on March 15, able to market his services to any team..." January 11

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    Ian Rapoport @RapSheet

    With the #Redskins season over, they'll release RGIII. Just a matter of timing. Was important to owner Dan Snyder he be on the team all year

  • Randall Cobb mocks Kirk Cousins’s ‘You like that!’ after Packers win

    Washington Post "It was bound to happen. At some point, the Redskins’ feel-good, “You like that”-fueled run would come to an end and an opponent would mock the phrase that Kirk Cousins made popular back in October. The run ended Sunday, with a 35-18 loss to the Packers at FedEx Field in the first round of the..." January 11

  • Green Bay rediscovers its offense in impressive 38-18 road win over Redskins

    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel "The Packers' offense is back and Green Bay will play another week in the NFL playoffs. Super Bowl favorites before the season started, the Packers struggled the last half of the regular season, losing six of their last 10 games and relinquishing the NFC North title after jumping out to a 6-0..." January 11

  • Raiders' Khalil Mack makes history, named All-Pro at two positions

    CBS Sports "People outside Oakland who didn't know about Khalil Mack got their introduction to his talents when he sacked Broncos quarterback Brock Osweiler five times in Week 14. On Friday, Mack made history when the Associated Press named him an All-Pro at two positions -- linebacker and defensive..." January 09

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    Chick Hernandez @CHICKatCSN

    Dunbar, Goldson, M. Jones, Riley listed as questionable. All else probable. #redskinstalk

  • Cousins poised for big deal or could be franchise tagged "At one point earlier this season, before the leaves fell, the Washington Redskins weren't planning on using the franchise tag on Kirk Cousins, because of the promise that it fall north of $19 million, depending on where the cap is set. Now? They've come to grips with the fact that they might need..." January 08

  • NFL plans to stream London games in 2016, Apple and Google in talks to buy rights

    New York Daily News "The National Football League is planning to live-stream all three games scheduled to be played in London next season, and Apple Inc and Alphabet Inc subsidiary Google are among the technology companies in talks to buy the rights to conduct the streams, said two sources familiar with the..." January 08

  • DeSean Jackson chalks up Chip Kelly’s firing to “bad karma”

    Pro Football Talk "After the Eagles abruptly fired coach Chip Kelly 10 days ago, guys like Bills running back LeSean McCoy and Washington receiver DeSean Jackson had nothing to say on Twitter. McCoy publicly said nothing at all, and Jackson later offered up a “could care less.” Jackson has since decided he cares..." January 08

  • Beyonce Will Join Coldplay for Super Bowl 50 Halftime Show

    ET Online "Coldplay will have a very high-profile guest star at the Super Bowl. Sources confirm to Entertainment Tonight that Queen Bey herself, Beyonce, will join the band on-stage during their halftime performance at Super Bowl 50 on Feb. 7. Presumably, the group will deliver a live rendition of "Hymn..." January 08

  • Redskins' Jones limited for a second straight day

    CSN Mid-Atlantic "The Redskins’ running back situation ahead of Sunday’s game remained a bit murky on Thursday. Matt Jones, who has missed the past two games with a hip injury, was “very’ limited in practice for a second straight day. “We’re still working [with] Matt,” Coach Jay Gruden said. “Matt’s still a..." January 07

  • Major NFL Agent Ben Dogra Banned 3 Years by NFLPA

    The Big Lead "Early Wednesday, per Rand Getlin of NFL Network, the NFL Players Association revoked the operating license of high-profile agent Ben Dogra and fined him $200,000. 38 counts? Yikes. While the players union did not cite any specifics re: the reason for the suspension and fine, the NFLPA did..." January 07

  • Dean Blandino: Veteran WRs helping clarify 'catch rule' "The NFL is working hard to remedy one of the league's most pressing competitive issues and has sought out veterans and legends for advice. Vice President of Officiating Dean Blandino told NFL Network's Dan Hellie on Tuesday that the league has reached out to former wide receivers for input and..." January 06

  • Should Cowboys push for RG3 or Manziel to back up Romo?

    Yahoo! Sports "The ruby slippers are on, and they're clicking. No place like home. No place like Texas. No place like the Dallas Cowboys, where the spotlight is blinding and the tolerance for drama is beyond compare. Johnny Manziel has his eye on it. And now, so does Robert Griffin III. The league's..." January 05

  • Washington Redskins Sign CB Cary Williams

    Hogs Haven "The Redskins secondary has been depleted with injuries. They're adding a healthy body to that group ahead of Sunday's Wild Card match-up against the Green Bay Packers. That help is coming via veteran CB Cary Williams. Williams had signed with Seattle last spring signing a three-year, $18M..." January 05

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    Mike Jones @MikeJonesWaPo

    Confirmed Redskins have signed former Ravens and Seahawks CB Cary Williams.

  • Top 20 picks in draft order set, Titans are on the clock

    Pro Football Talk "Twelve teams have games to prepare for this morning. But for the other 20, the 2016 NFL Draft looms, and with the playoff field set, we know the order of the first 20 picks. The Titans earned the top pick in the draft with yesterday’s loss to the Colts, since they lost to an even worse..." January 04