Redskins Rumors & News

  • Griffin is surely done in D.C.

    Pro Football Talk "Well, that escalated quickly. Only nine days ago, quarterback Robert Griffin III remained entrenched as the starter in D.C. After nearly beating the Vikings in his return from a dislocated ankle, Griffin had two weeks to get ready for a gimme putt against the Buccaneers. And then Tampa won..." November 26

  • Source: Redskins to start McCoy over RG III "The Washington Redskins are planning to start Colt McCoy over Robert Griffin III this Sunday against the Indianapolis Colts, according to a team source. While Griffin is not a part of Washington's plan for Sunday's game, he still appears to be a significant part of the Redskins' long-term plan,..." November 26

  • How close is Jay Gruden to benching Robert Griffin III?

    Fox Sports "Robert Griffin III's act must be wearing thin. Washington Redskins head coach Jay Gruden doesn't seem to completely support his for-now starting quarterback, as his comments on Monday seem to hint that a possible benching could come as near as this week. Gruden met with reporters on Monday..." November 25

  • Jay Gruden doesn't fully commit to starting RG3 in Week 13

    USA Today "The Washington Redskins plan to start quarterback Robert Griffin III Sunday against the Indianapolis Colts, but coach Jay Gruden put limits on that commitment Monday. "Right now, today at 3:15, we feel like Robert's that guy right now," Gruden said in a media teleconference one day after a..." November 25

  • 49ers escape with win over Washington

    CSN Bay Area "It could not have looked any easier for the 49ers’ offense on their first possession on Sunday. But, in keeping with their theme of the season, the 49ers could not maintain any consistency on offense. The 49ers committed three turnovers and had bad field position throughout. But the 49ers..." November 24

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    Washington Redskins @Redskins

    Gruden said "there's a chance at a lot positions" for re-evaluations. Clarifies there's "every intent" to start Griffin III vs. Colts.

  • E.J. Biggers departs with a concussion

    Pro Football Talk "The Redskins knew there was a good chance they’d be shorthanded on the offensive line this week, but they weren’t expecting to be down two cornerbacks before the end of the first half. That’s just where they find themselves, however. E.J. Biggers has been knocked out of their game against the..." November 23

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    Ian Rapoport @RapSheet

    #Redskins sources say coach Jay Gruden received support from upper management after his RGIII comments. So different from the past.

  • Griffin could be benched today

    Pro Football Talk "With the handwriting etched into the wall by the repeated public remarks of coach Jay Gruden, ESPN’s Chris Mortensen reports that Gruden is prepared to bench Washington quarterback Robert Griffin III, if Griffin continues his ineffective play on Sunday at San Francisco. If benched, Griffin’s..." November 23

  • Redskins coach Jay Gruden: 'Clock is ticking' for Robert Griffin III

    CBS Sports Fantasy News "Redskins coach Jay Gruden told Albert Breer of the NFL Network that the "clock is ticking" for quarterback Robert Griffin III and that he has "auditioned long enough." Gruden also added that the team needs to "find a way to utilize him where we can get productive drives and stay away from negative..." November 23

  • Could Gruden be one and done in Washington?

    Pro Football Talk "The ongoing dysfunction in D.C. (dysfunction completely unrelated to the government, surprisingly) seems to be getting worse, not better. From Robert Griffin III’s way-too-smiley Bill Belichick homage to coach Jay Gruden acknowledging he went too far by calling out his quarterback for calling out..." November 20

  • Washington Pro Bowl LT Williams could miss 49ers game

    CSN Bay Area "As expected, Washington left tackle Trent Williams was not in pads at the start of Wednesday’s practice. Instead, the two-time Pro Bowler, who suffered an sprained right knee and ankle in Sunday’s loss to the Buccaneers, was dressed in a sweatsuit as he watched from the sidelines." November 20

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    Brian McNally @bmcnally14

    Trent Williams "is pretty sore. Could be a long road for him..." Jay Gruden says. Tough guy but LT seems doubtful for Sunday vs. 49ers.

  • RG3 has 'extreme confidence' Washington will play better

    SB Nation "Washington has struggled mightily this year while floundering to a 3-7 record. Quarterback Robert Griffin III has received a brunt of criticism lately with his play on the field and his words off it. He spoke to the media Wednesday and tried to take a different approach. After RGIII called out..." November 19

  • DeSean Jackson almost signed with 49ers

    San Jose Mercury News "Cal product DeSean Jackson pondered returning to the Bay Area and "came close" to signing with the 49ers as a free agent. Instead, the standout wide receiver opted for a Washington franchise that's 3-7 entering Sunday's game at Levi's Stadium. While the 49ers reworked their receiving corps by..." November 19

  • Gruden on RG3's work ethic: 'He does what he's supposed to do'

    CSN Washington "Jay Gruden acknowledged Wednesday that he should not have singled out quarterback Robert Griffin III following Sunday’s defeat and that he will avoid public critiques in the future. “Early on in the season, when I first got the job, I knew there were going to be a lot of questions about..." November 19

  • Steve Young: Coaches have told me RG3 doesn’t put in the time

    Pro Football Talk "Hall of Fame quarterback Steve Young says he knows the problem with Robert Griffin III: He doesn’t work hard enough. Young said on the Michael Kay Show that he has spoken with coaches who have worked with Griffin, and those coaches told him that Griffin simply doesn’t spend the long hours..." November 18

  • Jay Gruden isn't pretending RG3 is a savior, which could save him in the end

    USA Today "It’s mid-November and the Washington Redskins are in crisis. Stop me if this sounds familiar. After saying that he needed to do better following an embarrassing loss to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, quarterback Robert Griffin III then spun around on his teammates. “Great quarterbacks, the..." November 18

  • Jay Gruden: Robert Griffin III needs to worry about himself

    Larry Brown Sports "If you think Washington Redskins head coach Jay Gruden is going to throw all of his support behind Robert Griffin III no matter how poorly the franchise quarterback plays, think again. During his scheduled press conference on Monday, Gruden was highly critical of Griffin. According to Mike..." November 18

  • Anti-Redskins Protest to be held outside Levi's Stadium

    The Score "A group of Native American protesters are set to gather outside Levi's Stadium on Sunday when the San Francisco 49ers host the Washington Redskins. Tony Gonzales, the director of American Indian Movement-West, is hosting a "Change the Name. Change the Mascot" rally near the Santa Clara..." November 17

  • Mike Evans leads Tampa Bay to 27-7 win over Washington

    Bucs Nation "The Tampa Bay Buccaneers got their second win of the season by dominating Washington, with Mike Evans leading the way. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers got their second win of the season by traveling to Washington and crushing the host team, 27-7. With Mike Evans leading the way in his 209-yard, two..." November 17

  • RG3 says great quarterbacks 'don’t play well if their guys don’t play well'

    USA Today "Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III had a terrible outing on Sunday, throwing two interceptions in a 27-7 loss to the Buccaneers, who were 1-8 heading into the matchup. Griffin was also sacked six times in the loss. After the game, reporters asked Griffin about the sacks. Griffin..." November 17

  • Trent Williams out with injury "Washington Redskins offensive tackle Trent Williams suffered knee and ankle injuries in the first quarter of Sunday's 27-7 loss to Tampa Bay and did not return. The severity of Williams' injuries is not known. " November 16

  • Bin Laden shooter talks to Redskins "Former Navy SEAL Rob O'Neill, the man who says his bullet killed Osama Bin Laden, spoke to the Washington Redskins during a team meeting Saturday night, according to player postings on social media. It's not often that teams bring in guest speakers for such occasions, but O'Neill -- who made it..." November 16

  • DeSean Jackson offers support to Kaelin Clay after early TD celebration "Utah wide receiver Kaelin Clay pulled a DeSean Jackson in last weekend's loss to Oregon when he dropped the football just short of the end zone on what would have otherwise been a walk-in touchdown. Clay, who went to the same high school as Jackson and considered him an idol, was understandably..." November 15

  • Santana Moss says dry snitching to the media has to stop

    Washington Post "“There’s always drama, man,” Santana Moss said of the Redskins during the wide receiver’s weekly appearance with 106.7 The Fan’s Chad Dukes on Tuesday. “I’ve been here for 10 years and it ain’t been drama-free yet.” Moss spent part of the bye week in Florida, where he saw his nephew play in a..." November 14

  • WR DeSean Jackson addresses team "The Redskins' DeSean Jackson had not felt the need to say much in the past. He preferred to let his production speak volumes rather than his words. But it only took a half season in Washington, and rumors about quarterback Robert Griffin III, for the wide receiver to be more vocal. Jackson,..." November 11

  • Terrelle Pryor works out for Washington

    Pro Football Talk "Robert Griffin III is back to work, but Washington is still kicking the tires on another mobile quarterback. Terrelle Pryor, the former Raiders quarterback who has been out of the NFL since Seattle cut him in the preseason, has worked out for Washington. A league source tells PFT that Pryor..." November 05

  • RG III believes he's franchise QB "Robert Griffin III understands why coach Jay Gruden declared that the jury remains out on the Washington Redskins' quarterback situation. Griffin also says he still feels like the team's franchise QB. "There's no doubt there," Griffin said. "This is my team and I'm going to lead it." On..." November 05

  • NFLPA pushing league to collectively bargain over personal conduct policy changes

    SB Nation "The NFLPA has been adamant that any changes to the league's personal conduct policy must be collectively bargained. The NFL has been resistant, however. The NFL Players Association are butting heads once again, this time over how to negotiate changes to the league's personal conduct policy. The..." November 04

  • Phil Jackson rips Dan Snyder, backs Redskins name protest

    New York Post "Thousands of people rallied in Minneapolis before the Redskins-Vikings game on Sunday in opposition to Washington’s divisive nickname. A coalition of Native American leaders, local officials and former sports stars expressed their contempt for Redskins owner Dan Snyder, who has steadfastly..." November 04

  • Another report suggests leadership void in Washington’s locker room

    Washington Post "What’s important about the Washington Redskins’ boorish behavior isn’t whether Robert Griffin III has the respect of some of his teammates. What matters most is that the franchise continues to be crippled by the leadership vacuum in the locker room, which is among the biggest hurdles Coach Jay..." November 04

  • Gruden on Redskins' QBs: 'Jury is still out'

    CSN Washington "Robert Griffin III is progressing in his third season, but he has yet to prove that he’s The Guy, Redskins Coach Jay Gruden said Monday. As in, the guy to build the team around for years to come. “You start out with Robert, you give him all the reps in training camp and then he hurts his..." November 04

  • Redskins to activate Hankerson this week

    CSN Washington "The Redskins intend to activate wide receiver Leonard Hankerson prior to this week’s deadline, Coach Jay Gruden said Monday. Hankerson, who opened the season on the PUP list as he recovered from a serious knee injury, returned to practice on Oct. 15, opening a three-week window for the Redskins..." November 04

  • Vikings make Zimmer happy by rallying to beat Washington, 29-26

    Minneapolis Star Tribune "Not too long ago, the Vikings sat, stunned and silent and shoulder to shoulder, in a locker room in Buffalo, wondering what it would take to stop their free fall after a last-second loss dropped them to 2-5. Their offense could hardly get anything going. Their defense couldn’t get a stop when..." November 03

  • Gruden: Report on RGIII 'amateurish' "Robert Griffin III on Sunday flatly denied an ESPN report that the Redskins quarterback has "alienated himself" from teammates. "In that locker room, we focus on what's going on in there and what's going on on that field, and we can't really worry about the negativity that's swirling," Griffin..." November 03

  • RG III starting call came from top "Multiple members of the Washington Redskins organization told ESPN this week that they believe the decision to go back to quarterback Robert Griffin III and away from Colt McCoy, who had led the team to two straight wins, is an owner- and general-manager-driven decision. Redskins executive Tony..." November 02

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    Mike Garafolo @MikeGarafolo

    Per source, Redskins' bus in accident on way to stadium. Doesn't appear to be any major injuries but a few players shaken up. Stay tuned.

  • Jay Gruden: DeAngelo Hall re-tore his Achilles while getting late night pizza "Pizza is quickly turning into one of the NFL's most dangerous foods. Last season, Nate Burleson broke his arm while trying to save a pizza from sliding off the passenger seat of his car. This season's pizza injury belongs to Redskins cornerback DeAngelo Hall, who re-tore his left Achilles while..." November 02

  • Redskins hoping Robert Griffin III’s presence opens up the offense

    Washington Post "With Robert Griffin III returning to the field for the first time in seven weeks, Redskins coaches believe that his presence could help create opportunities that have been missing for other players during his time off. Washington’s run game has languished for much of the season, and third downs..." November 01

  • RG3: I’m not going to try to be a normal quarterback

    Pro Football Talk "With Robert Griffin III’s return to the starting quarterback job all but certain, the question for the Redskins will shift from when will Griffin return to what kind of quarterback he’ll be when he’s back in the lineup. Ever since Griffin has joined the team, there has been a tug-of-war between..." November 01

  • Bashaud Breeland headed for MRI after knee injury in practice

    Pro Football Talk "Redskins rookie cornerback Bashaud Breeland had a strong game against Cowboys receivers Dez Bryant and Terrance Williams last Monday night as Washington was on its way to beating Dallas in overtime, but he may not get an immediate chance to follow up on it. Coach Jay Gruden said, via Mike Jones..." October 31

  • Tony Romo (back) misses practice "Tony Romo did not take part in Thursday's walkthrough and will not practice, but Dallas Cowboys coach Jason Garrett remains hopeful the quarterback can play in Sunday's game against the Arizona Cardinals. "He's not ruled out for this game by any means," Garrett said. "He's getting himself..." October 31

  • DeAngelo Hall tears Achilles again "Washington Redskins cornerback DeAngelo Hall, who tore his Achilles tendon last month and underwent surgery to repair it, tore it again this week and will have to redo the surgery, according to sources. Hall still is likely to be ready for next summer's training camp, though this second injury..." October 31

  • RG3 impresses Redskins in first full practice

    CSN Washington "Robert Griffin III was a full participant in practice on Wednesday for the first time since suffering a serious ankle injury in Week 2--and his teammates were impressed with what they saw from the third-year quarterback. “He looked good,” fullback Darrel Young said. “He looked like Robert. I..." October 30

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    Dianna Marie Russini @NBCdianna

    Robert Griffin III will start against the Vikings on Sunday per multiple sources with the Redskins organization.

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    Mike Jones @MikeJonesWaPo

    Gruden maintains "No matter what happens" they won't rush Griffin back to action, whether McCoy plays well or not. Still waiting on docs

  • Champ Bailey calls it a career

    Pro Football Talk "Champ Bailey is ready to hang up his cleats. Bailey, the 12-time Pro Bowl cornerback for Washington and Denver, has decided to retire, his agent has told multiple reporters. That decision was probably based on the reality that there isn’t much interest in the 36-year-old Bailey, who was cut..." October 28

  • Jay Gruden: Griffin remains the starter despite promise from McCoy

    Washington Post "After going nearly two years without making a meaningful game appearance, Colt McCoy now has helped the Redskins to back-to-back victories. But Coach Jay Gruden insists that he does not have yet another quarterback controversy on his hands. The coach remained non-committal on when Robert..." October 28

  • Griffin still could return on Sunday against Vikings

    Pro Football Talk "At one point, there was a report that Washington quarterback Robert Griffin III would return on Monday night against the Cowboys. The better view was, and had been, that Griffin will be back when Washington emerges from the bye week, at home against the Buccaneers. But don’t be surprised if..." October 27

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