Redskins Rumors & News

  • Browns say Cody Kessler will compete with Robert Griffin III for starting job 'and is not a guy I would sleep on'

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "Browns head of football operations Sashi Brown disagreed with the notion that third-round quarterback Cody Kessler doesn't pose much of a threat to Robert Griffin III. "I beg to differ with that,'' Brown said at his draft wrap-up press conference Saturday night.. "I do think Cody is a guy that..." May 01

  • Washington drafts Kendall Fuller, fourth Fuller brother in the NFL

    Pro Football Talk "When Washington drafted Virginia Tech cornerback Kendall Fuller in the third round of the draft on Friday night, he became the fourth member of his family to make it to the NFL. Fuller’s brother Kyle Fuller is a cornerback for the Bears and his brother Corey Fuller is a receiver for the Lions...." April 30

  • Jay Gruden sees some of A.J. Green in Josh Doctson

    Washington Post "Wide receiver wasn’t a significant priority for the Washington Redskins in the first round, but they stuck with their board on Thursday. After trading down a spot with the Houston Texans, Josh Doctson remained the best player available in the Redskins’ war room. Redskins Coach Jay Gruden said..." April 29

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    Ian Rapoport @RapSheet

    #Redskins with an unexpected pick. It's #TCU WR Josh Doctson at No. 22, building around Cousins

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    Ian Rapoport @RapSheet

    The #Redskins trade back with… the #Texans, who perhaps thought someone was gonna trade with the Skins at 21. A WR?

  • TCU wide receiver Josh Doctson goes to the Washington Redskins with No. 22 pick

    Dallas Morning News "TCU wide receiver Josh Doctson was drafted by the Washington Redskins with the No. 22 pick in the first round of the NFL draft on Thursday night. Doctson joins a Washington offense that features quarterback Kirk Cousins and receivers DeSean Jackson and Pierre Garcon. The presence of those two..." April 28

  • Cris Collinsworth to call Thursday Night Football with Mike Tirico

    Awful Announcing "It’s been widely reported that Mike Tirico will be joining NBC and calling Thursday Night Football this season. According to the Miami Herald’s Barry Jackson, his partner will be Sunday Night Football analyst Cris Collinsworth: At the NFL owners meetings in Boca Raton last month, NBC Sports..." April 28

  • Josh Norman: I don't care about matchup with Odell Beckham

    The Score "When Josh Norman signed with the Washington Redskins and joined the NFC East, it was inevitable that his rivalry with New York Giants receiver Odell Beckham Jr. would resurface. Beckham declined to comment on Norman's division arrival in his first media session since the signing, but Giants..." April 27

  • Josh Norman says Redskins contract was like getting a Tiffany's ring

    Sporting News "Josh Norman seems happier than ever with his new gig in Washington, D.C. The former Panthers cornerback sat down with ESPN's Mike and Mike, where he compared his five-year, $75 million deal with the Redskins to receiving the holy grail of engagement rings: a Tiffany's rock. “They had a big..." April 27

  • From DeflateGate to tampering, how 4 teams forfeited picks in the 2016 NFL Draft

    SB Nation "Forfeited draft picks are a rare occurrence in the NFL, but they do happen -- just not as frequently as they did this year. In fact, the 2016 NFL Draft will have four teams forced to give up a pick due to various infractions. This is the biggest amount of lost picks since 2012, when the New..." April 26

  • Redskins want Supreme Court to review name issue

    NBC Bay Area "The Washington Redskins want the Supreme Court to take up their trademark battle with the government over whether their name is offensive, which could jeopardize whether the team can make money from the name. The case, in which the U.S. Patent Office found the name was derogatory to Native..." April 26

  • Redskins GM: Cousins contract talks have been 'positive'

    CSN Mid-Atlantic "Scot McCloughan characterized the ongoing negotiations with Kirk Cousins as “positive,” but the Redskins’ general manager also hinted that much work remains. “We’re still in discussions and they’re positive,” McCloughan said Monday at Redskins Park. “You know, it takes both sides to get to an..." April 26

  • Josh Norman on facing Odell Beckham: It’s gonna be fun

    Pro Football Talk "Among the talking points that have cropped up since cornerback Josh Norman’s surprise move from the Panthers to the Redskins is that Norman will be facing off with Giants wide receiver Odell Beckham twice during the 2016 season. Norman and Beckham engaged in a battle of words leading into last..." April 25

  • McCloughan confident Galette will be healthy for 2016

    CSN Mid-Atlantic "Find a quarterback? Check. Improve the secondary? Check. Improve the pass rush? According to Scot McCloughan, you can go ahead and check that off the list too thanks to Junior Galette. Galette missed the entire 2015 season after tearing his Achilles tendon in practice in August, but..." April 25

  • Josh Norman responds to Patrick Peterson: I know my worth

    Pro Football Talk "Shortly after the Panthers rescinded the franchise tag on cornerback Josh Norman, Cardinals cornerback Patrick Peterson took a shot at Norman, writing on Twitter, “Know your worth.” As it turned out, Norman was worth more on the free market than just the $14 million franchise tender the..." April 25

  • Report: Mike Tirico is leaving ESPN for NBC

    Sports Business Daily "Mike Tirico, one of ESPN’s best known on-air voices, is leaving the network for NBC, according to several sources. Tirico has been a mainstay with ESPN since '91, and given his many roles at ESPN, he will be an incredibly difficult talent to replace. Tirico has been ESPN's on-air face of the NFL,..." April 25

  • Redskins' Chris Baker interrupts GM's press conference to ask for raise

    The Score "After the Washington Redskins inked cornerback Josh Norman to a reported five-year, $75-million deal on Friday, defensive end Chris Baker hopes there's enough money left in the bank for him. " April 25

  • Bashaud Breeland’s initial reaction to Josh Norman’s signing? “Disrespect”

    Washington Post "Bashaud Breeland wasn’t among the players tweeting congratulations to Josh Norman when the news broke Friday that the Redskins had signed the free agent cornerback to a five-year, $75 million contract. After all, Norman’s arrival meant that Breeland was no longer Washington’s No. 1 player in the..." April 25

  • Josh Norman made last-ditch effort to stay in Carolina

    Charlotte Observer "For seven weeks the franchise tag the Panthers had placed on their Pro Bowl cornerback Josh Norman went unsigned. All the document needed was Norman’s signature to guarantee a $13.95 million salary for a season for the Panthers’ fifth-round pick from 2012. But Norman and his agent Mike George..." April 25

  • Norman’s arrival spices up Dallas rivalry, too

    Pro Football Talk "When Washington first expressed interest in cornerback Josh Norman, one potential twice-per-year series instantly became far more intriguing: Norman facing off against Odell Beckham Jr. of the Giants. But another NFC East rivalry now becomes more compelling, too. When the Panthers, Norman’s..." April 24

  • Eli Manning on Josh Norman/Odell Beckham: We can’t let it escalate

    Newsday "Eli Manning isn’t too bothered by the new cornerback in the division, and he doesn’t think his best receiver will be either. Washington’s surprise addition of Josh Norman this past week created an instant rivalry between him and Odell Beckham Jr., the two players whose duel in December turned..." April 24

  • NFL players investing in cannabis pain-management

    Denver Post "The former Broncos’ quarterback and other retired and active NFL players believe Cannabidiol, or CBD, a nonpsychoactive compound in cannabis, could be an alternative to potent painkillers used by players in the league. Nestled at the base of the Flatirons and tucked behind a dog park is Jake..." April 23

  • Josh Norman signs 5-year, $75 million deal with Redskins "Josh Norman's brief voyage into free-agency is over. Just two days after the Carolina Panthers rescinded their non-exclusive franchise tag on the All-Pro cornerback, Norman has signed a five-year, $75 million deal with the Washington Redskins on Friday, a source familiar with the deal told NFL..." April 23

  • Ihenacho hopes Norman signs with Redskins so he can cash in on jersey number

    The Score "Washington Redskins safety Duke Ihenacho hopes his team signs free-agent cornerback Josh Norman, but not for the reason you'd expect. Ihenacho, who wears No. 24, believes he may be able to cash in if Norman signs with the Redskins and wants to keep his jersey number. " April 22

  • Norman-Beckham battles would make Washington-Giants rivalry better

    Pro Football Talk "With cornerback Josh Norman making his first visit to Washington at a time when the 49ers want to bring him to town as well, it’s safe to assume that Washington made the best opening offer for his services. So if/when Norman is introduced as the latest member of the team, it will be time to circle..." April 22

  • Robert Griffin III hopes Josh Gordon ‘understands the situation that he’s in and what’s at stake’

    Akron Beacon Journal "Browns quarterback Robert Griffin III hopes wide receiver Josh Gordon realizes his NFL career is on the line. Griffin would like to reunite with his friend and former Baylor University teammate in Cleveland, but it won’t happen unless Gordon gets his life in order. The NFL denied Gordon’s..." April 22

  • Browns say draft trade doesn't guarantee starting job for Robert Griffin III

    Sporting News "Just because the Browns traded out of the No. 2 spot in next week's NFL Draft, that doesn't mean they've selected Robert Griffin III as their starting quarterback. The team's executive vice president of football operations, Sashi Brown, said Thursday the Browns will have a camp competition..." April 22

  • Report: Washington has ‘very legit offer’ for Josh Norman

    The Sports Daily "The Washington Redskins have reportedly put an aggressive offer on the table for free agent cornerback Josh Norman. According to Jason La Canfora of CBS Sports, the Redskins have provided Norman, an All-Pro defender in 2015, with what is being called a “very legit offer.” Norman — who was..." April 22

  • NFL $765 Million Concussion Accord Upheld by Appeals Court

    Bloomberg "The National Football League’s $765 million concussion settlement was given the all-clear by a federal appeals court. The ruling sets in motion the resolution of thousands of lawsuits covering more than 20,000 retired players. About 1 percent of players opted out of the settlement, which is to..." April 18

  • Browns claim Jackson Jeffcoat

    Pro Football Talk "The Browns were awarded defensive end/outside linebacker Jackson Jeffcoat via waivers from the Redskins on Friday. Jeffcoat played in nine games over two seasons for the Redskins and alternated between the practice squad and active roster as a rookie in 2014. He had an interception and a sack..." April 15

  • Veteran DL Jason Hatcher Retiring From NFL

    NFL Trade Rumors "Veteran DL Jason Hatcher is retiring from the NFL, according to his agent Jordan Woy." April 15

  • 9 franchise tag talks: 1 can alter NFL draft, 2 others could get ugly

    Yahoo! Sports "In an NFL draft class robust with defensive linemen, a player who has already proven to be among the NFL elite might be the name to watch on the opening night of the draft: the New York Jets' Muhammad Wilkerson. If Wilkerson, a defensive end, is traded, the Jets' asking price will be a first-round..." April 13

  • Redskins To Host Free Agent Cornerback Greg Toler "The Washington Redskins on Wednesday will be hosting free agent cornerback Greg Toler for a visiting according to NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport. Toler, 31, is a veteran of six NFL seasons, splitting time between the Arizona Cardinals and Indianapolis Colts. The Washington, D.C., native..." April 13

  • Study: Over '40 percent' of ex-NFLers tested had traumatic brain injury

    CBS Sports "The medical community continues to make strides in the study of concussions and one study, according to the American Academy of Neurology, claims "more than 40 percent" of retired NFL players studied had some sign of traumatic brain injury (TBI). The study conducted tests on 40 different former..." April 12

  • Redskins running back Silas Redd suspended indefinitely by NFL

    Washington Times "Washington Redskins running back Silas Redd has been suspended indefinitely without pay by the NFL for violating the league’s substance abuse policy. The suspension is effective immediately. Redd, who tore his right ACL and MCL last year in the preseason, was on injured reserve for all of 2015." April 12

  • Players with low Wonderlic scores are more likely to be arrested

    Pro Football Talk "The Wonderlic intelligence test that has long been part of the NFL’s pre-draft screening process is mocked by many as irrelevant to a player’s football playing ability. But one group of researchers says the Wonderlic can be valuable in predicting how a player will fare off the field. A paper..." April 12

  • 'Skins GM on Cousins: 'Let me overpay him if he's good' "Kirk Cousins will make more than $19 million in 2016 after starting just one full NFL season. Some criticism fluttered about when the Washington Redskins slapped the tag on Cousins, paying him a boatload with so few starts, but general manager Scot McCloughan had little choice. Given the dearth..." April 12

  • NFL won’t stream any London games this year

    Pro Football Talk "The NFL’s live-stream of last year’s London game between the Jaguars and Bills was so wildly successful that the NFL will be doing it again. Sorry, that should be the NFL will not be doing it again. According to Jessica Toonkel of Reuters, the NFL won’t stream any of the three 2016 London..." April 12

  • Arbitrator upholds NFL's use of paid leave for players under personal conduct policy

    ESPN "An arbitrator has ruled against the NFL Players Association in its grievance, filed more than a year ago, that the league's personal conduct policy implemented in late 2014 violated terms of the Collective Bargaining Agreement. The union had challenged the authority granted to commissioner..." April 11

  • Will the Redskins target a big wide receiver in the draft?

    CSN Mid-Atlantic "Up today… Wide receivers Depth chart: DeSean Jackson, Pierre Garcon, Jamison Crowder, Andre Roberts, Ryan Grant, Rashad Ross and LaRon Byrd. Current situation: Assuming there are no unanticipated developments in the coming months, the Redskins don’t appear to have an immediate need at..." April 07

  • Report: NFL ditching rookie symposium, teams responsible

    Sportsnaut "In a strange move that could portent unintended negative consequences, the NFL has reportedly ditched its rookie symposium, per Paul Dehner Jr. of the Cincinnati Enquirer. The rookie symposium has been held every year for all the drafted rookies around the league the past 20 years. It is..." April 05

  • Roger Goodell returned to Twitter and NFL fans let him have it

    Fox Sports "NFL commissioner Roger Goodell returned to Twitter Tuesday for the first time in nearly two years to announce the league's new plan to stream Thursday night games on Twitter. Within seconds of Goodell's tweet, however, it was immediately apparent why the commissioner hasn't been on social media..." April 05

  • Twitter Said to Win NFL Deal for Thursday Streaming Rights

    Bloomberg "Twitter Inc., making a strategic push into online programming, won a deal to show Thursday night National Football League games online, a person familiar with the matter said. The social-media company was said to be bidding against a slate of heavyweights including Verizon Communications Inc.,..." April 05

  • Roger Goodell says expanded NFL playoffs will 'likely' happen

    CBS Sports "The topic of expanding the NFL postseason seems to come up every year, and every year, the league ends up nixing the idea. Don't be surprised if that changes soon, though. During a meeting with Jaguars season-ticket holders over the weekend, NFL commissioner Roger Goodell said that the NFL..." April 05

  • A closer look at Darian Thompson, an NFL draft prospect the Redskins could select

    Washington Post "This year’s safety class is widely considered to be somewhat underwhelming. Jalen Ramsey is considered to be a top-five talent, but he might start his NFL career as a cornerback. After that, there might not be a safety prospect drafted in the first round. That said, I believe there are a couple of..." April 05

  • What is the NFL’s actual position on the link between football and CTE?

    Pro Football Talk "So does the NFL concede that there’s a link between football and CTE? The answer isn’t as clear as it could be, or should be. NFL executive V.P. of player health and safety Jeff Miller recently told a Congressional committee that a link exists. Multiple owners have since questioned Miller’s..." April 04

  • Will the Redskins make a move at safety?

    CSN Mid-Atlantic "Need to Know: Jay Gruden is quite concerned about the situation at safety and there are three veteran free agents out there who could help. Will the Redskins make a move? " April 04

  • Mike Shanahan: Signing with Browns was in RG3's 'best interest'

    The Score "Robert Griffin III experienced great success as a rookie under Mike Shanahan in 2012, setting multiple records and guiding the Washington Redskins to the playoffs. As Griffin looks to revive his career, Shanahan thinks his former pupil made the right decision by signing with the Cleveland..." April 01

  • Terrance Knighton leaning toward joining Patriots after meeting with Redskins

    Washington Times "After visiting with the Washington Redskins on Wednesday, nose tackle Terrance Knighton is leaning toward accepting an offer with the New England Patriots, according to a person familiar with the situation. Knighton, who played for the Redskins last year, met with the Patriots on Tuesday before..." March 31

  • Report: Terrance Knighton To Join Patriots, Filling Defensive Tackle Need

    NESN "The New England Patriots finally added their sought-after veteran defensive tackle. Terrance Knighton chose to sign with the Patriots over the Washington Redskins on Thursday, ESPN’s Dianna Marie Russini was told. The Patriots previously tried to sign free agents Akiem Hicks and Nick..." March 31