Redskins Rumors & News

  • Gruden avoiding mistakes of 2013 in handling Griffin rehab

    CSN Washington "If you were in Washington in 2013, you remember the circus atmosphere that surrounded the return of Robert Griffin III from his knee injury. There was the “all in for Week 1” marketing campaign, the passive-aggressive back-and-forths between Griffin and coach Mike Shanahan, the ESPN special on the..." October 23

  • Washington should only start backup quarterbacks

    SB Nation "Washington's quarterback problem isn't a "problem" so much as it is a condition. It is a gene that has expressed itself throughout the Dan Snyder era, and it can't be fixed just like a person cannot change what is innate to himself without major reconstructive surgery. The easier option is to..." October 23

  • Gruden hints at Week 11 return for Griffin

    Pro Football Talk "When a report emerged that Washington quarterback Robert Griffin III plans to return from a dislocated ankle in Week Eight against the Cowboys, a source with knowledge of the situation promptly said it was too early to know when Griffin would return. The source suggested that Week 11 makes more..." October 23

  • British government backs possibility of an NFL franchise in London

    SB Nation "The British government strongly supports the idea of an NFL team based in London, and recently had discussions with high-level league officials about the possibility of putting a team in the United Kingdom. British treasury chief George Osborne pledged full government backing for a franchise in..." October 23

  • 1d
    Aditi Kinkhabwala @AKinkhabwala

    Here in Ashburn, first individual QB drill. Robert Griffin III goes first, Colt McCoy 2nd, Kirk Cousins 3rd. Read nothing into that.

  • Matthew McConaughey doesn't want Redskins to change their name

    Fox Sports "Everyone seemingly has a take on the Redskins team name, including Jerry Jones. The latest person to weigh in on the controversy surrounding the "Redskins" team name is actor Matthew McConaughey. In a new interview with GQ, the actor and longtime Washington fan shared his thoughts on the..." October 21

  • McCoy will get start in Week 8 if RGIII is not ready "Colt McCoy will start at quarterback unless Robert Griffin III is 100 percent ready for action in Washington's Week 8 Monday Night Fooball matchup versus the Dallas Cowboys, Redskins coach Jay Gruden announced Monday. McCoy took over the reigns under center in the second half for the..." October 21

  • Gruden's conundrum: Griffin, Cousins or McCoy?

    CSN Washington "The Redskins were still celebrating Sunday’s 19-17 victory when Jay Gruden was asked which quarterback he intends to start next Monday night in Dallas. It’s possible he’ll be choosing from three -- Kirk Cousins, Colt McCoy … and maybe Robert Griffin III. “You would like to have your decision..." October 20

  • 3d
    ProFootballTalk @ProFootballTalk

    Brian Orakpo has a torn pectoral muscle, per league source.

  • 3d
    Mike Jones @MikeJonesWaPo

    Rak had right pec injury. MRI tomorrow.

  • Kirk Cousins out, Colt McCoy in

    Pro Football Talk "There’s been a quarterback change in Washington. Kirk Cousins was off to a lousy start today against the Titans, so Jay Gruden did what he previously said he wouldn’t do: He benched Cousins for Colt McCoy. McCoy promptly threw a pass to Pierre Garcon that Garcon turned upfield and ran to the..." October 19

  • Cousins struggling in second halves of games

    CSN Washington "Kirk Cousins has been one of the NFL’s most effective quarterbacks this season—in the first half, that is. But something changes after halftime. He’s slightly less accurate andsignificantly more prone to throwing the ball to the other team. In fact, all eight of his league-high eight..." October 18

  • 5d
    Ian Rapoport @RapSheet

    #Redskins DT Chris Baker was fined $10,000 for pulling off #AZCardinals QB Carson Palmer’s helmet by the facemask

  • 5d
    Ian Rapoport @RapSheet

    #Redskins WR DeSean Jackson was fined $16,537 for a horse collar on #AzCardinals DB Rashad Johnson on his fourth quarter interception.

  • Jay Gruden: I don’t know why Kirk Cousins throws so many picks

    Pro Football Talk "Washington quarterback Kirk Cousins had a three-interception game against Arizona on Sunday and a four-interception game against the Giants three weeks ago. Coach Jay Gruden wishes he could explain it. “I don’t know. If I knew, I wouldn’t call those plays,” Gruden said, via the Tennessean...." October 16

  • Jay Gruden: Tennessee Titans never offered me job "When the Tennessee Titans travel to Washington to face the Redskins on Sunday, they will be facing one of the top choices for their head coaching vacancy last January. Then the Cincinnati Bengals' offensive coordinator, Jay Gruden was the first of four candidates to interview with the Titans..." October 16

  • 7d
    Tom Schad @Tom_Schad

    Jay Gruden says RG3, when fully healthy, will be #Redskins starting QB.

  • Robert Griffin III could return for game against Cowboys

    Tireball "There seems to be no firm timetable for the return of Robert Grifffin III to the field but it is possible that the Redskins could bring him back in time for an Oct. 27 game against the Cowboys. Griffin has been out since being injured in the first quarter of the Redskins Sept. 14 game against..." October 14

  • 9d
    John Keim @john_keim

    Griffin will start individual drills next week. Will try to get him some team reps possibly next week

  • Talk in Washington of benching Kirk Cousins for Colt McCoy

    Washington Post "For the second time in three weeks, Kirk Cousins threw three interceptions in one quarter of a game that had seemed winnable at halftime. Against the Giants, there were three interceptions in the third quarter. Against the Cardinals, there were three interceptions in the fourth. In 30 career..." October 13

  • Arizona Cardinals top Washington Redskins in Carson Palmer's return to field

    Arizona Republic "Cardinals defensive coordinator Todd Bowles isn't quick to anger, but there apparently are at least two things that set him off: a listless performance by his players and allowing an opponent to score in less than 30 seconds at the end of the half. Both happened in the first half Sunday against..." October 13

  • Brandon Meriweather evaluated for concussion

    Pro Football Talk "Washington safety Brandon Meriweather has left today’s game at Arizona to be evaluated for a concussion. Meriweather tackled Cardinals tight end John Carlson on the first play of the game and was shaken up. He walked off the field slowly and went to the locker room." October 12

  • Report: Jordan Reed “cleared” for Sunday

    Pro Football Talk "An important passing game target appears set to return to Washington’s lineup on Sunday in Arizona. Tight end Jordan Reed (hamstring) has been “cleared to play” against the Cardinals, Ian Rapoport of NFL Media reported this morning." October 12

  • Jenkins, Garcon fined for grabbing face masks

    Washington Post "Two Redskins players received fines for grabbing the face masks of opponents in Monday’s loss to the Seattle Seahawks, a person with knowledge of the situation confirmed. Defensive end Jarvis Jenkins and wide receiver Pierre Garcon each received fines of $8,268." October 11

  • Ryan Clark, Perry Riley among five Redskins listed as questionable

    Washington Post "Free safety Ryan Clark and inside linebacker Perry Riley missed a third consecutive day of practice because of injuries, and both will be listed as questionable for Sunday’s game at Arizona. Clark sprained an ankle in last Monday’s game, and Riley sprained the MCL in his left knee. Clark..." October 10

  • Bose sends out free headphones to NFL teams

    Los That Sports Blog "Now that audio powerhouse Bose is the official headphone supplier for the NFL — something that got San Francisco QB Colin Kaepernick fined $10k for wearing Beats headphones this past weekend — Bose needs to push their brand via NFL players. Apparently the company has moved quickly to do so, as..." October 10

  • Third down conversions looming as a major issue for Redskins offense

    CSN Washington "Near the top of the long list of things that the Redskins and coach Jay Gruden need to fix on the 1-4 team is third down conversions. After getting first downs on just three of 12 third-down situations (25 percent conversion rate) on Monday night against the Seahawks, the Redskins have now..." October 08

  • Gruden doesn’t envision return of Robert Griffin III any time soon

    Washington Post "Robert Griffin III got plenty of face time on Monday Night Football, jogging onto FedEx Field in workout gear, throwing balls to Jordan Reed on the sideline and chatting with players and coaches as he watched the Redskins warm up for their game against Super Bowl champion Seattle. But Coach Jay..." October 08

  • Seahawks win ugly in Washington, improve to 3-1

    Field Gulls "The Seahawks overcame 12 penalties, including three that brought back Percy Harvin touchdowns (yes, three Harvin touchdowns were reversed by questionable-at-best penalties), and won an ugly game on the road, 27-17 over Washington. Russell Wilson and the Seahawks' offense struggled in the third..." October 07

  • Richard Sherman: Pierre Garcon 'doesn't matter in this league' "Pierre Garcon must've said something to really make Richard Sherman mad. Or just yanked on Sherman's hair while trying to get open. Whatever it was -- and who really knows -- Sherman ripped the Redskins wideout following Monday night's win over Washington. "Pierre doesn't matter in this..." October 07

  • Ryan Clark: We Got Beat by the Best Player in the NFL, Russell Wilson

    Washington Post "All week long, the Washington Redskins talked about the need for a strong response as they tried to recover from the embarrassment against the New York Giants and aimed to avoid another against the Seattle Seahawks on Monday night. Initially, all the talk looked like hollow words. The defense..." October 07

  • Sherman: Pierre Garcon pulled hair "Seattle cornerback Richard Sherman ripped Washington's Pierre Garcon after the Seahawks' victory Monday night, saying the Redskins receiver "doesn't matter in this league." At the root of the problem: Hair-pulling. Sherman confirmed after the game that Garcon yanked on his dreadlocks while..." October 07

  • 18d
    Ian Rapoport @RapSheet

    As for #Redskins QB Robert Griffin III, the plan is for him to be back in 3 weeks — before the bye. That’s Oct. 27 vs. the #Cowboys.

  • 18d
    Tarik El-Bashir @TarikCSN

    T. Robinson, K. Golston, A. Jordan, S. Lauvao, N. Paul, J. Reed and T. Williams are all listed as questionable on #Redskins injury report.

  • 19d
    Mike Jones @MikeJonesWaPo

    Gruden: nothing new w Griffin. Just progress so he wanted to stretch but there's no significant stride and his timetable hasn't been re-set

  • 19d
    Chris Russell @Russellmania980

    Jordan Reed holding helmet but not participating in individual/unit drills. Jay will update later but IMO that ship sailed yesterday."

  • Niles Paul cleared for full participation

    Washington Post "Tight end Niles Paul passed the final stage of testing in accordance with the NFL’s concussion protocol and practiced fully on Friday. The fourth-year player sustained a concussion in last Thursday’s game against the New York Giants and had been limited in practice all this week. Paul now is..." October 04

  • Brian Orakpo: 'My sacks will come' "The Washington Redskins wanted to see sacks, especially ones that resulted in big plays. That is what they wanted from Brian Orakpo, which is one reason they did not sign him to a long-term contract last offseason. They wanted him to prove himself even more. After four games, he has just half..." October 04

  • 19d
    John Keim @john_keim

    Niles Paul was full today. So was Trent Williams. Jordan Reed was limited. Not sure about him for Monday. At best 50-50 (my guess)

  • Kirk Cousins trying to remain level-headed, regardless of performance

    Washington Times "Kirk Cousins is keenly aware that his standing with the Washington Redskins has made his performances fodder for gross extrapolation. At times, the quarterback has been fitted for a gold jacket and had his bust shipped to Canton, anointed the savior of a woebegone franchise after an eye-opening..." October 03

  • Gruden: Moss is 'the odd man out' in Redskins' WR corps

    CSN Washington "Santana Moss has been inactive for all four of the Redskins’ games this year, a development that the veteran wide receiver said “hurts”. It sounds like Redskins coach Jay Gruden is sympathetic to Moss’ situation but that right now he simply isn’t one of the Redskins’ best options at the..." October 03

  • Redskins might find that neither Robert Griffin III nor Kirk Cousins is the answer

    Washington Post "While Kirk Cousins refocuses on trying to complete passes to teammates instead of opponents, there’s a lot to consider in the Washington Redskins’ quarterback debate. Robert Griffin III or Cousins was expected to emerge with the long-term job. But after Griffin suffered yet another serious injury..." October 01

  • FCC will consider punishing broadcasters for saying 'Redskins' "The Federal Communications Commission will consider punishing broadcasters for using the Washington Redskins' nickname on air, FCC chairman Tom Wheeler said during a conference call with reporters, according to Reuters. Legal activist John Banzhaf III, a law professor at George Washington..." October 01

  • 23d
    Rich Tandler @Rich_TandlerCSN

    Jordan Reed said it's 50-50 that he plays vs Seattle. #Redskins

  • Redskins need to increase takeaways

    CSN Washington "Need to Know: Five observations on the Redskins including a need for a defense that's built around getting takeaways to start getting some takeaways. —I know that Tyler Polumbus is not who the organization would like to have playing right tackle. They tried some free agent options but they..." September 29

  • 24d
    ProFootballTalk @ProFootballTalk

    Washington signs S Jamarca Sanford, per league source.

  • Agent: Washington waives LB Gabe Miller

    Pro Football Talk "Washington has reportedly waived one of its defensive backups. Via ESPN’s Adam Caplan, agent Brett Tessler announced Saturday morning that Washington had released outside linebacker Gabe Miller, a second-year pro from Oregon State." September 27

  • Redskins’ Trent Williams avoids serious knee injury

    Washington Post "After losing a key starter in each of their two previous games, the Washington Redskins appear to have dodged a similar fate Thursday night against the New York Giants. Despite initial fears Trent Williams had dislocated his right kneecap, the two-time Pro Bowl left tackle did not even need an..." September 27

  • Jason Peters fined $10K for fight; Chris Baker $8,268 "Jason Peters was fined $10,000 for his involvement in the fight that followed Redskins nose tackle Chris Baker blocking Eagles quarterback Nick Foles to the ground in Sunday's game." September 27

  • Jay Gruden hopes to get Jordan Reed back next week

    CSN Washington "There’s a chance Redskins tight Jordan Reed will be back in the lineup when Washington hosts the defending champion Seahawks on Oct. 6, Coach Jay Gruden said Friday. The oft-injured Reed has been sidelined since suffering a hamstring pull early in the Redskins’ season opening loss in..." September 26