Redskins Rumors & News

  • Jordan Reed leads Redskins’ talented tight end group

    Washington Times "Before the Washington Redskins made it out of the preseason in 2015, they lost tight ends Niles Paul and Logan Paulsen to season-ending injuries. Paul broke his left ankle in the first preseason game and Paulsen needed surgery to repair turf toe – leaving the Redskins without two of the three..." July 23

  • Jay Gruden gives out primo parking spots to hard-working players

    Yardbarker "Parking is one of the most annoying, stressful and sometimes disheartening aspects of modern society. Nobody likes to park far away from where they have to go, especially at work. Some would do anything in order to earn better parking spots. Jay Gruden, head coach of Washington’s NFL team, has..." July 23

  • Washington cuts injury-plagued linebacker Adam Hayward

    Pro Football Talk "Adam Hayward, a Washington linebacker and special teams player who has played well at times but been plagued by injuries, has been released. The team announced the move this morning. The 32-year-old Hayward has spent the last two years in Washington." July 22

  • Redskins’ Josh Norman can only laugh about Odell Beckham Jr.’s comments

    Washington Post "Redskins cornerback Josh Norman was in New York on Thursday to promote his partnership with Thync, whose wearable device promises to help users activate their body’s natural state of energy or calm. During a Facebook Live chat with Business Insider reporter Scott Davis, Norman was asked about..." July 22

  • Kedric Golston: Players should blame ourselves for giving Goodell power

    Pro Football Talk "NFL players frequently complain that Commissioner Roger Goodell has too much power to discipline them on his own whim. Washington defensive tackle Kedric Golston says when his fellow players want to know who to blame for that, they should look in the mirror. Golston writes at that..." July 21

  • McCloughan hopes Cousins is Redskins’ QB for ‘a long time’

    CSN Washington "Here is what you need to know on this Thursday, July 21, seven days before the Washington Redskins start training camp in Richmond. Timeline —The Redskins last played a game 193 days ago. It will be 53 days until they host the Steelers in their 2016 season opener. —Days until: Preseason..." July 21

  • An Overwhelming Number Of People Don’t Think Kids Should Play Tackle Football

    Uproxx "The true toll that playing football takes on the brain has come into focus over the last several years. We’ve reached a point where even the NFL is saying that playing can cause irreparable brain damage (Tell the truth! Tell the truth!), so it’s clear that America will need to reckon with the..." July 20

  • Odell Beckham accuses Josh Norman of riding his coattails

    New York Post "A five-year, $75 million contract with more than $51 million in guaranteed money provided plenty of reason for Josh Norman to join the Washington Redskins, but Odell Beckham Jr. believes he was also a significant factor in his rival’s move. The Giants star receiver, who infamously fought with..." July 20

  • Former Redskins teammate not a big fan of Robert Griffin III

    Sportsnaut "To say that Robert Griffin III was a divisive figure during his four-year tenure with the Washington Redskins would be an understatement. Griffin III saw his career get off to a rock-solid start, as he led Washington to a division title as a rookie. Since suffering a late-season injury that..." July 20

  • Despite Rooney Rule, minority NFL coaches still aren't hired often enough

    Sporting News "The number of minority coaches and assistants in the NFL has flatlined to an incredibly low number, reports. In the past five years, 22 new coaches have been hired, with Todd Bowles being the only minority coach hired despite the parameters set by the Rooney Rule in 2003. Former NFL..." July 19

  • NFL reportedly won't keep track of PSI numbers with microchips in footballs

    CBS Sports "Even after two years of tedious debate over whether or not Tom Brady and the Patriots could have masterminded a plot to mildly deflate some footballs, the NFL does not plan to use microchips installed in footballs to track PSI numbers. The NFL is putting microchips in footballs, though. The..." July 19

  • NFL teaches officials to rule all 'bang-bang' passes incomplete 'when in doubt'

    CBS Sports "Some good news in regards to the constantly confusing catch-rule emerged Monday: NFL officials finally received a simpler way to rule on passes that result in unclear outcomes. Some bad news, however, also surfaced: More incomplete passes might be coming this season. As ESPN's Kevin Seifert..." July 18

  • Redskins Worked Out Free agent QB Jimmy Clausen

    NFL Trade Rumors "Ian Rapoport of NFL Media reports that the Redskins brought in free agent QB Jimmy Clausen for a workout on Monday. This is the first reported interest in Clausen since free agency got under way several months ago. As of now, the Redskins have Colt McCoy and sixth-round pick Nate Sudfeld on..." July 18

  • Roger Goodell never called Mark Wahlberg to complain about 'Ballers', NFL spokesperson says

    USA Today "In an appearance on Mike & Mike last week, Mark Wahlberg claimed that NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell took time out of fighting with Tom Brady in court and the other things he does as the NFL Commissioner to call and complain about HBO’s Ballers, which uses a number of storylines from the league..." July 18

  • Redskins' top pre-deadline offer to Cousins was $16M per year

    The Score "Prior to last Friday's deadline to sign franchise-tagged players, the Washington Redskins' best offer to quarterback Kirk Cousins was worth $16 million per season with about $24 million guaranteed, reports NFL Network's Mike Garafolo. The two sides were not expected to land a long-term deal..." July 17

  • Panthers' DC: 'Surreal' to see Norman in different uniform

    The Score "Over the past four seasons, the Carolina Panthers have been a top-10 unit with Josh Norman on the roster, but defensive coordinator Sean McDermott will have to do without him this year. McDermott said Norman's departure to the Washington Redskins is "part of the business," but seeing him with..." July 16

  • Franchise tag not a bad deal for Cousins, Jeffery, Berry and Johnson

    Pro Football Talk "NFL players don’t like getting the franchise tag, and it’s easy to understand why: The franchise tag keeps them from finding out how much money they’d actually command on a free market. But for the four players who will play this season on the franchise tag, it’s not a bad deal. Washington..." July 16

  • Report: Washington offer to Kirk Cousins came in at $16 million per year

    Sportsnaut "Washington quarterback Kirk Cousins has reportedly turned down an offer for $16 million per season with $24 million in guarantees and will play on the franchise tag in 2016. He’s making a horrible decision, especially since his one good season doesn’t even really justify more than just a..." July 15

  • Kirk Cousins will play 2016 on Franchise Tag

    Hogs Haven "Not many people actually expected this deal to get done, but it's now official, no long-term deal for Kirk Cousins this year. He will play the 2016 season on the franchise tag and earn $19.95 million this season. The Redskins were reportedly only offering him slightly more guaranteed money over..." July 15

  • Former NFL players suing Riddell need to understand their own guilt, too

    Sporting News "The customer is not always right, as those who work or have worked in the service industry know. Riddell Inc., America's largest football helmet distributor and official provider for the NFL from 1989-2014, is dealing with some unhappy customers who are both right and wrong. Former Pro Bowl..." July 15

  • Polian: Next NFL CBA will focus on commissioner power

    Sportsnaut "Roger Goodell has irked the NFLPA with his actions during this current term for the Collective Bargaining Agreement. While the agreement runs through 2021, issues are already popping up as hot topics for the upcoming NFL CBA, set to be negotiated in five years. Bill Polian suggests that the..." July 14

  • Study finds Patriots have the best fans, Jaguars the worst

    The Score "New England Patriots fans have something else to brag about. A study conducted by Emory University professor Michael Lewis has Patriots fans ranked as the best in the NFL, followed by the Dallas Cowboys, Denver Broncos, San Francisco 49ers, and Philadelphia Eagles. The results of the study..." July 12

  • Redskins rookie Su'a Cravens believes he's one of USC's best players 'in school history'

    CBS Sports "The USC Trojans have a ridiculously impressive list of talented football players who have matriculated from the program. And Redskins rookie Su'a Cravens believes he belongs on the list with the best of them. Apparently inspired by an "All-USC Team" ranking from (only using..." July 12

  • Fantasy: 10 breakout candidates to target in your draft

    The Score "Every fantasy owner wants to discover the star player no one saw coming. It gives you bragging rights over the competition and puts you in position to make a run at the title. With only a few weeks left until players report to training camp, let’s take a look at this year’s breakout..." July 11

  • Redskins' Jackson irate over omission from NFL Network's 'Top 100' list

    The Score "Washington Redskins wide receiver DeSean Jackson was furious after being left off the NFL Network's "Top 100 Players of 2016" list. Jackson recorded 30 receptions for 528 yards and four touchdowns in 10 games last season. " July 08

  • There will be no deal by July 15 for Kirk Cousins

    Pro Football Talk "As various franchise-tagged players prepare to hammer out long-term contracts with negotiations driven by the deadline of 4:00 p.m. ET on July 15, one franchise-tagged player won’t have to worry about playing beat the clock. For Washington quarterback Kirk Cousins, the deadline is irrelevant;..." July 08

  • The NFL's Catch Rule Got A Little More Complicated

    Deadspin "The NFL published its updated 2016 rulebook this week, and here’s a list of some of the bigger changes. But c’mon, we all want to see what the ever-evolving, always-baffling catch rule looks like now, so we can pretend we have any idea what we’re talking about when there’s a catch..." July 07

  • Why the Redskins Shouldn't Sign Kirk Cousins to a Long-Term Deal Yet

    Bleacher Report "The struggle of supporting any one team in any one sport is that you’re constantly viewing the league landscape through a specific lens. That's why right now if you’re a Washington Redskins fan, getting to the truth of the Kirk Cousins contract question requires doing something that goes against..." July 04

  • Josh Norman thinks NFL will lock out players in five years

    Sportsnaut "The NFL and NFLPA have five years until the next collective bargaining agreement must be negotiated. Count Josh Norman among those who believe it will get ugly before anything is negotiated. The last time the two sides completed the CBA, the NFL clearly came out on top. This can be seen in..." July 03

  • Report: Goodell earned $32M in 2015

    The Score "The NFL paid commissioner Roger Goodell $32 million for 2015, according to a tax filing obtained by Daniel Kaplan of Sports Business Journal. Since the NFL changed its status from a non-profit to a profitable venture, this is the last year Goodell's salary will be on public record. " June 30

  • Kirk Cousins fires a shot at Robert Griffin III with a wedding photo

    Sporting News "Kirk Cousins has always been a chip-on-his-shoulder guy. We know this. The Redskins drafted Robert Griffin III and the former Michigan State QB in the same year, spending three first rounders and a second in a trade with the Rams to move up to No. 2 overall and select Griffin — before drafting..." June 30

  • Kirk Cousins, Redskins unlikely to agree to long-term deal?

    Sportsnaut "The Washington Redskins and Kirk Cousins have 17 days to reach a long-term contract agreement. In an interview on ESPN 980, Adam Schefter expressed doubt that the two sides will come to an agreement, saying that negotiations are “too tricky.” Schefter thinks Cousins is more likely to bet on..." June 30

  • NFL offseason arrests less frequent than years past

    Sportsnaut "Negative press dominates headlines, but the NFL is seeing a positive development when it comes to players getting arrested in the offseason. As detailed by Mike Florio of Pro Football Talk, only nine NFL players have been arrested this year since January 1, which is down from 13 last year, 21..." June 27

  • NFL owners haul in $222.6 million each for 2015 shared revenue

    Sportsnaut "The NFL, and its owners, just keep getting richer. In a report by Eben Novy-Williams of Bloomberg, the league divided up $7.1 billion in revenue, which is an increase of six percent from the previous year. ESPN’s Darren Rovell has done the math, and as we can see each NFL team owner received a..." June 27

  • Redskins Are 'Behind' Kirk Cousins Heading Into 2016 Season "The Washington Redskins want to keep quarterback Kirk Cousins on the roster for the foreseeable future, but the team also wants to make sure that all 53 players on the active roster are in thought, too, before potentially signing him to the right deal. Speaking to ESPN 980 on Tuesday morning,..." June 22

  • NFL takes unusual step of involving position coaches in looking at more kickoff rule changes

    USA Today "The NFL is assessing the viability of further rules changes on kickoffs with unprecedented input from the league’s special teams coordinators, who want to save the exciting play from extinction. Dean Blandino, the NFL’s vice president of officiating, recently held a conference call with special..." June 21

  • Jamison Crowder believes Redskins’ receiving corps is NFL’s best

    Washington Post "Redskins wide receiver Jamison Crowder established an early rapport with Kirk Cousins during training camp last year, when both players were working with the second unit. That familiarity helped Crowder set a Redskins rookie record for receptions after Cousins was named the starter and carried..." June 20

  • Redskins tab Robin West as NFL's first female head physician

    CSN Mid-Atlantic "The Redskins have hired Dr. Robin West as Director of Sports Medicine, the team announced in the press release Wednesday. She becomes the NFL's first female head physician. West, a sports medicine and orthopedic surgeon, also serves two other major roles in the Washington medical community...." June 15

  • Lawrence Taylor -- Joe Theismann Should Thank Me ... For Snapping His Leg!

    TMZ "Lawrence Taylor says he did Joe Theismann a HUGE FAVOR by snapping the QB's leg back in 1985 ... and he's dead serious about it. LT was speaking at the Bronko Nagurski Charlotte TD Club Luncheon in North Carolina on Tuesday when he was asked how the incident impacted his life. Instead, LT..." June 15

  • Lions grab Andre Roberts on 1-year deal

    Michigan Live "After losing a pair of wide receivers to injury last week, the Detroit Lions signed Andre Roberts on Monday. A six-year veteran, the 5-foot-11 Roberts was a third-round draft pick for the Arizona Cardinals in 2008. After four productive seasons in the desert, he signed a four-year deal with..." June 13

  • Kirk Cousins thanks fan for using 'You like that?' quote in yearbook

    The Score "Before last season, Washington Redskins quarterback Kirk Cousins was only known as the quiet mild-mannered backup to Robert Griffin III. That was, until he made his abrupt introduction to the media, following a comeback win over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in October." June 12

  • Kirk Cousins: “No progress” on new contract

    CSN Mid-Atlantic "With roughly a month to go until the deadline for signing a long-term extension, Redskins quarterback Kirk Cousins indicated that much work remains. “No progress to speak of,” Cousins at his football camp in Lorton, Va., on Saturday. Cousins is under contract with the Redskins for the 2016..." June 12

  • Redskins' Jackson says he missed OTAs to spend time with family

    The Score "Washington Redskins wide receiver DeSean Jackson said his absence from many of his team's offseason workouts is because of family obligations and a reluctance to fly across the country. Jackson finally offered his side of the story in an interview for the Redskins' official website posted..." June 10


    CSN Mid-Atlantic "Redskins Coach Jay Gruden had high praise this week for Ryan Grant’s performance in OTAs, saying he still harbors high hopes for the third-year wide receiver. “He just has got to keep grinding,” Gruden said, “and wait for his opportunity.” Grant has enjoyed a bigger role this spring thanks..." June 10

  • Junior Galette Plans To Bail Bobby Shmurda Out of Jail

    Black Sports Online "Why is newly resigned Washington Redskin Junior Galette planning on bailing Bobby Shmurda out of prison you might ask? Well, it turns out the linebacker is also an aspiring music executive that is interested in Bobby and the rest of his GS9 clique. " June 10

  • Redskins’ Gruden is trying to make things difficult on Cousins

    CSN Washington "It’s generally a mistake to read too much into performances that take place in shorts and football helmets. For one thing, not everyone participates and players are often going up against reserves and others who just hope to make the roster so they can be reserves. Also, contact is such an..." June 09

  • Is Kirk Cousins Destined For The "System QB" Label?

    Hogs Haven "Sports Illustrated writer Andy Benoit recently mused over his 2016 QB rankings in an interview with Breaking Burgundy's Ben Standig. When asked about where Kirk Cousins falls after a historic Redskins season, Benoit had this to say: I actually did that one the other day . . . and I had him come..." June 07

  • NFL owners, coaches say a developmental league is needed and here's what's brewing

    CBS Sports "The limos were lined up bumper-to-bumper around the sprawling driveway and the private planes waited on tarmacs nearby as NFL owners scrambled to get back home after wrapping up another league meeting. In a nearby ballroom, commissioner Roger Goodell began addressing the media, his statements..." June 07

  • Josh Norman: I am not a product of Panthers’ pass rush

    Larry Brown Sports "Josh Norman seemingly came out of nowhere last season to emerge as an All-Pro and one of the best cornerbacks in the NFL. While the Washington Redskins signed him to a contract worth $15 million per season, some have wondered if Norman’s sudden success was a result of a dominant Carolina Panthers..." June 07

  • NFL Twitter Hacked, Announces Roger Goodell's Death

    Deadspin "Some gremlin got access to the NFL’s Twitter account today and announced the death of commissioner Roger Goodell. NFL PR flack Brian McCarthy quickly corrected the record: The other two tweets were also deleted. The NFL appears to have regained control of its account. The fake cause of..." June 07

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