Redskins Rumors & News

  • CBS’s Greg Gumbel says he hasn’t used ‘Redskins’ on air for three years

    Washington Post "Several NFL announcers have, in recent days, grappled with whether or not they will say “Redskins” during their broadcasts this season. CBS’s Greg Gumbel apparently resolved that issue three years ago, without anyone noticing. The play-by-play man told at least two interviewers in recent days..." August 27

  • Meriweather to appeal as NFL exec called out "Washington Redskins safety Brandon Meriweather will appeal his two-game suspension for another illegal hit, amid strong support from teammates and coaches -- and fellow safety Ryan Clark calling out Troy Vincent. The NFL suspended Meriweather on Monday for two games based on what it deemed a..." August 26

  • NFLPA hopeful Sean Gilbert proposes $1M minimum salary, 18 games, other changes

    Yahoo! Sports "Sean Gilbert and DeMaurice Smith need to go at it, town-hall style battle-royale style in a debate. After all, these are the two men who could go head-to-head for the NFLPA executive director spot soon, even if the sitting executive director Smith has no plans of leaving his post. Gilbert, the..." August 26

  • Theismann backtracks on his Cousins-over-RGIII talk

    Pro Football Talk "Former Washington quarterback Joe Theismann recently sparked a firestorm by suggesting that, if his old team had an open competition at quarterback, Kirk Cousins would win the job over Robert Griffin III. “Let’s stop beating around the bush,” Theismann, a color analyst working for the team,..." August 26

  • Washington safety Brandon Meriweather suspended 2 games for illegal hit

    USA Today "The NFL has suspended Washington Redskins safety Brandon Meriweather for the first two games of the regular season following an illegal hit on Baltimore Ravens receiver Torrey Smith in Saturday's exhibition game – Meriweather's sixth violation of player safety rules. Meriweather, 30, can appeal..." August 26

  • Sarah Palin backs Mike Ditka in Redskins name controversy

    Yahoo! Sports "In what seems like the greatest Saturday Night Live sketch never written, Sarah Palin has leaped to the support of Mike Ditka in a battle against the forces of darkness threatening to strip the Washington Redskins of their team name. Now, you're probably sick of hearing about the Redskins name..." August 26

  • Redskins cut OL Mike McGlynn "The Redskins released veteran offensive lineman Mike McGlynn, along with two other players, as they trimmed the roster to 75 by Tuesday's 4 p.m. deadline. Washington also released receiver Rashad Ross and tight end Matt Veldman. McGlynn, a free agent signing from Indianapolis, was a mild..." August 26

  • Joe Theismann: Kirk Cousins has outplayed RGIII

    Washington Post "Kirk Cousins’s stats were far better than Robert Griffin III’s stats on Saturday night. But Griffin was playing against the Baltimore first-stringers, and Griffin is the franchise quarterback, and Griffin is the unquestioned starter. So you might have thought that Joe Theismann — a perpetual..." August 25

  • RG3: There will be overreactions all over the place

    Pro Football Talk "After last week’s game against the Browns, Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III took to Twitter to chastise those who doubt that he will bounce back with a strong 2014 season. If there’s a gathering of those doubters somewhere, they might need a bigger room after Saturday night. Griffin..." August 24

  • Redskins OT Morgan Moses sprains knee "Morgan Moses sprained the MCL in his right knee Saturday night and exited the Washington Redskins locker room wearing a brace and limping slightly. But he’s not sure how long he’ll be sidelined. Moses will undergo treatment on his knee Sunday, but he said he wasn’t yet sure if he needed an MRI...." August 24

  • Ravens offensive starters complete first half with strong finish in 23-17 preseason win over Washington

    Baltimore Sun "The most unsettling sight for the Ravens was not getting stuffed on two fourth-and-shorts or their inability to establish a running game. It was quarterback Joe Flacco frequently running for his life and then picking himself up off the turf. Flacco took a beating against a blitz-happy..." August 24

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    Chris Russell @Russellmania980

    Lache Seastrunk was at a family funeral this week...Who knows if he will play. Either way, Silas Redd has been better so far IMO. #Redskins

  • Washington Post editorials will no longer use ‘Redskins’ for the local NFL team

    Washington Post "THIS PAGE has for many years urged the local football team to change its name. The term “Redskins,” we wrote in 1992, “is really pretty offensive.” The team owner then, Jack Kent Cooke, disagreed, and the owner now, Daniel M. Snyder, disagrees, too. But the matter seems clearer to us now than..." August 23

  • Redskins uncertain on Bowen's return "The Washington Redskins still remain uncertain about whether or not defensive end Stephen Bowen will return for the season opener. With a little more than two weeks before that game, Bowen is on the physically unable to perform list. Bowen continues to work his way back after having..." August 21

  • The NFL's Most Valuable Teams "Just because the auction of the Buffalo Bills is having a tough time drawing bids above $1 billion two years after the Cleveland Browns sold for $987 million, and just weeks after the National Basketball Association’s Los Angeles Clippers were sold for $2 billion, doesn’t mean the National..." August 20

  • Mike Carey, longtime NFL referee, avoided Washington’s games because of the name

    Washington Post "Mike Carey sat quietly by himself in the CBS NFL game-day studio in Manhattan on Monday. As he had for 19 integrity-driven seasons as one of the league’s most highly respected officials, the network’s recently hired rules analyst blended seamlessly into the background, doing what every good..." August 20

  • DeAngelo Hall on penalty emphasis: Seahawks got their ring, now we have to deal with consequences

    Pro Football Talk "The amount of flags for defensive holding and illegal contact have been a major talking point throughout the preseason and one player affected by them thinks he knows why the league moved to emphasize those calls this season. Redskins cornerback DeAngelo Hall said there are “no ifs, ands or..." August 20

  • Mike Ditka calls Redskins name debate 'stupid' and 'appalling'

    Sporting News "The debate over whether the name of Washington's NFL team is an insult is "stupid" and the people who oppose it are "asinine,'' according to legendary coach, broadcaster and Hall of Fame player Mike Ditka. "This is so stupid it’s appalling,'' Ditka, now an ESPN analyst, told the website..." August 20

  • Simms, Dungy to avoid using Washington team name

    Pro Football Talk "As the 2014 NFL regular season approaches, and as a game involving the Washington NFL franchise airs on national television when this item is posted, a pair of prominent national broadcasters plans to avoid uttering the name of the Washington NFL franchise. Via the Associated Press, Phil Simms..." August 19

  • Jay Gruden expects honesty from brother "Jay Gruden doesn't expect his brother to change his approach, just because he's the guy in charge on the sidelines. Jon Gruden, of course, will call the Redskins preseason game against Cleveland Monday night on ESPN. It'll be a warm-up for when the Redskins play a regular-season game on "Monday..." August 18

  • Redskins' Gruden impressed with Amerson's 'swag'

    CSN Washington "We won’t know if any of the Redskins’ myriad of defensive issues that were on display in 2013 have been solved until they get at least a few regular season games under their belts. But one concern that some had earlier in the year seems to be eased. Many were wondering if David Amerson, last..." August 17

  • Familiarity with Kyle Shanahan’s offense could help Redskins’ defensive players vs. Browns, Johnny Manziel

    Washington Post "Monday night’s preseason game between Washington and the Cleveland Browns has generated considerable buzz because of high-profile rookie quarterback Johnny Manziel and his dual-threat skill set. But the Redskins’ defensive players like their chances because of their knowledge of the offense..." August 17

  • Cleveland Browns DT Phil Taylor looks forward to Monday's homecoming in Washington

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "Monday's preseason game at Washington means many things to several different Browns. For rookies, it could determine their NFL future. For many veterans, it's about getting a few reps and not getting hurt. No matter how hard veteran defensive tackle Phil Taylor attempts to downplay the..." August 16

  • Redskins RBs need work in pass protection "The drill unfolded poorly, with Roy Helu getting chastised and Lache Seastrunk getting knocked over and Alfred Morris lowering his head. It's not what Washington Redskins coaches wanted to see in this pass-protection drill in Thursday's practice. But they, and the players, also know that if..." August 16

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    Evan Drellich @EvanDrellich

    Darin Downs has a minor oblique injury, precipitated Chapman promotion

  • RG3: “Quarterback’s dream” to have responsibility I do on offense

    Pro Football Talk "Robert Griffin III hasn’t been shy about expressing his happiness about the change in Redskins coaches from Mike Shanahan to Jay Gruden this offseason and the love affair doesn’t show much signs of stopping. Griffin has been given more responsibility in the offense this season, including the..." August 15

  • Alfred Morris is ‘Steady Eddie’ in Jay Gruden’s eyes

    Washington Post "The Redskins’ passing game has run hot and cold since training camp opened July 23. The defense looks winded one day and roars back the next. But throughout the highs and lows, third-year running back Alfred Morris has motored along like a reliable, low-maintenance truck. The 5-foot-11,..." August 15

  • Redskins appeal trademark decision made by U.S. Patent Office "The Washington Redskins announced on Thursday that the team will be appealing the decision made by the United States Patent and Trademark Office to cancel the Redskins official trademark registration. Back in June, the Patent board voted to cancel the registration, a decision that obviously..." August 15

  • Redskins sign TE Matt Veldman

    CSN Washington "The Washington Redskins have signed free agent tight end Matt Veldman. Terms of the deal were not disclosed in a statement released by the team. To make room for Veldman the Redskins released defensive end Doug Worthington. Veldman (6-7, 255) entered the NFL in 2012 as a free agent with..." August 14

  • Chris Cooley says Colt McCoy will spend the rest of his career as RGIII’s backup

    Washington Post "Earlier this month, a few sentences from an writer about Kirk Cousins’s play in practice briefly reignited the ol’ “Quarterback Controversy?!?” bonfire, a flame that has popped up pretty regularly since Robert Griffin III and Cousins arrived in D.C. Silly or not, it even got to the..." August 14

  • RG III on Johnny Manziel, Kyle Shanahan "They met a couple years ago, brought together by the ultimate prize in college football. They share a style of play on the field as well, quarterbacks whose legs enhance their game. But the last thing quarterback Robert Griffin III wants to do is compare himself to Cleveland rookie Johnny..." August 14

  • Redskins rookie CB Bashaud Breeland busted for marijuana possession

    CSN Washington "When the Redskins selected Bashaud Breeland with a fourth-round draft pick in the 2014 NFL Draft, Washington hoped the rookie could emerge as a playmaker in the secondary. Now, the Redskins must deal with Breeland's run-in with police while at training camp in Richmond. Breeland was cited with..." August 13

  • Who should you draft with the No. 1 pick in fantasy football?

    USA Today "LeSean McCoy is in the best position to succeed Tim Heaney, senior fantasy writer: Why blindly pick last year’s top running back at No. 1? Jamaal Charles is a first-rounder, but 12 rushing scores and 70 receptions are hard to repeat, even with Andy Reid running things. After his monumental..." August 13

  • Bruce Allen: Gruden's meetings are intense "Washington Redskins general manager/president Bruce Allen didn't want to compare the atmosphere in Jay Gruden's first training camp to what it was like the past few seasons. Nor did Allen focus on the drama-free camp, saying if players are handling their jobs then it doesn't matter anyway. But..." August 12

  • Redskins WR DeSean Jackson to play Monday "Redskins receiver DeSean Jackson, who missed the preseason opener with a twisted ankle, said he will play in Washington's second preseason game against Cleveland on Monday. Jackson did not play against New England after hurting his ankle in a walk-through the previous day, when a Patriots..." August 11

  • DeAngelo Hall carted off with back injury

    CSN Washington "Redskins veteran DeAngelo Hall was carted off the field during Sunday’s practice after suffering an injury to his back. The severity was of the injury was not immediately known, though Head Coach Jay Gruden is scheduled to meet with reporters at 3:50 and is expected to provide a thorough..." August 11

  • Redskins' DeAngelo Hall: 'From couldn’t walk to running around'

    CSN Washington "A day after being carted off the practice field with a back injury, Redskins veteran DeAngelo Hall returned Monday morning and was able to participate in a limited capacity. “They didn’t want me to go out here, but I was like, ‘Nah, I’m going to go out here and do some individual drills, move..." August 11

  • Gruden: DeAngelo Hall has bruised back; injury isn’t serious

    Pro Football Talk "As it turns out, Washington cornerback DeAngelo Hall’s back injury was indeed just a bruise. Coach Jay Gruden said Hall, who suffered the injury in practice on Sunday morning, was “a little sore” after somersaulting and landing on his back. According to Tarik El-Bashir of,..." August 10

  • RG III: 'Honor' to get fans' autographs "Robert Griffin III took off his cleats and could tell by the look on the two fans' faces they were expecting something that wasn't going to happen. He didn't want to give the two cancer survivors his cleats. He wanted their autographs on them. It was a request the Washington Redskins..." August 10

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    John Keim @john_keim

    Gruden said Chris Thompson will be out another 5-6 days with low ankle sprain

  • 16d
    Chris Russell @Russellmania980

    #Redskins HC Jay Gruden: says Lache Seastrunk needs a lot of help catching up in pass pro. Was a concern before, still is. For any rookie RB

  • Redskins' Jason Hatcher off PUP list "The Washington Redskins removed defensive end Jason Hatcher from the physically unable to perform list after he passed a physical, clearing the way for his return to the field Saturday. Hatcher had been working on the side fields during training camp while recovering from arthroscopic surgery..." August 09

  • Jay Gruden’s new offense impressed

    Washington Post "For team officials and fans, the debut of a coach is an inspiring event. The Washington Redskins often have experienced such excitement. Under owner Dan Snyder, Coach Jay Gruden became the eighth man to lead the team during a 23-6 victory over the New England Patriots on Thursday. In a..." August 08

  • Return game sparks Chiefs to 41-39 win over Bengals in preseason opener

    Kansas City Star "Even in the preseason, the return game came to the rescue of the Chiefs once again. While the Chiefs’ first-team offense had trouble picking up first downs, and the secondary had problems as feared Thursday night, the return game was in fine form in a 41-39 victory over Cincinnati in a wild..." August 08

  • Redskins use to run to beat Patriots

    CSN Washington "Some are predicting that Jay Gruden will be “pass happy” as coach of the Washington Redskins. If his first preseason game was any sort of indicator, those folks may be rethinking their views before too long. Gruden called 42 rushing plays and 27 passes in his NFL debut. Washington piled up 177..." August 08

  • When will NFL consider marijuana reform?

    USA Today "The NFL has not yet ruled on what’s next for Cleveland’s Josh Gordon, but the Cleveland Plain-Dealer’s Mary Kay Cabot is reporting the Browns are bracing for the star wide receiver to be out eight games. Gordon appealed his positive drug test earlier this week. His appeal is based on the..." August 08

  • DeSean Jackson leaves Redskins practice with ankle injury

    Pro Football Talk "The Patriots have seen the Redskins up close this week in joint practices, but they might not see much of their starting receivers when they play in the preseason opener. Per multiple reports, Redskins wideout DeSean Jackson left this morning’s practice with a left ankle injury, limping to the..." August 06

  • Daniel Snyder: People who talk about the name ‘Redskins’ are missing the point

    Washington Post "Chris Cooley, in his role as co-host of ESPN 980′s “The Drive,” was out at Redskins training camp this afternoon, and he had a chance to interview the owner of the team, Mr. Daniel Snyder himself. After some talk about the team, Cooley got down to business, asking Snyder for his thoughts on the..." August 06

  • Redskins rookie Morgan Moses uses off-field adversity as motivation to get to NFL

    Washington Times "Gentle is not a word that most people would associate with a six-foot-six 314-pound NFL tackle, but no matter who you ask, it’s the best word to describe Morgan Moses. Whether it’s his high school offensive line coach Randy West calling him a teddy bear, or his father Morris, who likes to say..." August 04

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    Ben Volin @BenVolin

    I'm hearing that Gronk hasn't had any setbacks, he's just being kept out of these joint practices as a precaution

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