Redskins Rumors & News

  • Chris Cooley says Kirk Cousins has been told he’s not getting benched

    Washington Post "If I were Kirk Cousins, I would never read anything besides the newspaper classified ads. Which wouldn’t take super long nowadays, come to think of it. This would give me more time to play Hay Day on my phone. Because here are the two things Cousins is criticized for most frequently: throwing..." November 25

  • Semifinalists for Pro Football Hall of Fame's 2016 class "The Pro Football Hall of Fame's Class of 2016 was trimmed down to 25 on Tuesday during NFL Network's Gold Jacket Semifinalists special. The original field of 108 nominees and these selections will be cut to 15 in early January. The group of semifinalists includes 22 players and three coaches,..." November 25

  • What are the worst calls by referees this season? Here are our top five

    Yahoo! Sports "Super Bowl 50, billed as a celebration of a half-century of what has become the pinnacle sporting event in the Western Hemisphere, was marred — before the game ever started — on an obscure automatic coin toss loss by the Carolina Panthers for sending too many captains (teams are allowed six) out..." November 25

  • NFL Targets Massive Payday in Thursday Night TV Deal

    The Hollywood Reporter "One of the last big sports rights opportunities for several years is about to become available to TV networks. The NFL's Thursday Night Football — which for the past two seasons has aired on CBS via one-year deals — is generating intense interest as the league is likely to extend the length of the..." November 23

  • Carolina Panthers (10-0) beat Washington 44-16 behind Cam Newton, dominant D

    Raleigh News & Observer "The Carolina Panthers’ 44-16 victory over Washington will be remembered for Cam Newton’s five touchdown passes to five different receivers, but the defensive numbers were equally impressive. The Panthers effectively made Washington’s offense one-dimensional and invited Kirk Cousins to beat..." November 22

  • Jason Hatcher suggests that team name may be reason why Redskins don’t get favorable calls

    Washington Post "Washington Redskins defensive end Jason Hatcher was frustrated with the officiating following the 44-16 loss to the Carolina Panthers on Sunday, hinting that he felt the team hasn’t received favorable calls this season because of the team’s name. The entire team was upset after the game because..." November 22

  • A Redskins player thanked Ben Watson for helping his fantasy team

    Washington Post "NFL players play fantasy football. NFL players also play NFL football. This means that sometimes, NFL players find themselves sharing a field with their own fantasy players. Or even being their own fantasy players, presumably. And if you think this might lead to weird conversations, it would..." November 21

  • Redskins wanted to wear all-white uniforms against Panthers, organization says no

    Sporting News "For the past two weeks, the teams that have played during Thursday Night Football have sported Nike's "Color Rush" uniforms, in which both teams wear colored socks, cleats, jerseys and pants. Having played their Thursday night game earlier this season, the Redskins wanted a fresh look to their..." November 21

  • Christine Michael thankful to receive another shot on the Redskins practice squad

    Washington Post "Running back Christine Michael participated in his first practice as a member of the Washington Redskins practice squad Friday. After stints on the active roster with the Seattle Seahawks and Dallas Cowboys, the third-year back has taken a backseat with his latest opportunity, but he’s thankful to..." November 20

  • Silas Redd Suspended 4 Games Under Substances of Abuse Policy, Will Serve While on IR

    Washington Times "Washington Redskins Running back Silas Redd has been suspended for four games without pay for a violation of the league’s substance-abuse policy, it was announced Wednesday. Redd, who tore the ACL and MCL in his right knee during the preseason, is out for the year. His suspension will continue..." November 19

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    Ian Rapoport @RapSheet

    The #Redskins have signed former #Cowboys RB Christine Michael to their practice squad.

  • Report: 2016 NFL Draft to allow trades for compensatory picks

    Sportsnaut "The NFL is reportedly considering an exciting new twist to the 2016 NFL Draft. Prior to the upcoming draft in Chicago, compensatory draft picks were off the table for any potential trades. However, the league is expected to allow them to be part of the trade equation this spring, which ESPN’s..." November 19

  • Kirk Cousins says he’s focusing solely on Carolina, not a future contract

    Washington Post "Asked multiple times about a potential contract extension with the Washington Redskins, quarterback Kirk Cousins on Wednesday found multiple ways to say that it’s not among his concerns as he prepares for the seven games remaining in the season. “I really don’t deal with it,” Cousins said..." November 19

  • Cousins could be hot commodity as contract expires "Like quarterbacks in our league so often do, Kirk Cousins went from favored curiosity to unappreciated starter to liquid-hot commodity, all in the span of about three months. He's got a catch phrase, which, after Sunday's 300-plus, four-touchdown performance, he opted not to use, and said that..." November 17

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    Adam Schefter @AdamSchefter

    NFL is suspending Washington's Junior Galette for 2 games for his role in a January incident, per source. Galette is hurt, out for season.

  • Kirk Cousins throws for four TDs, everything breaks Redskins’ way in 47-14 win vs. Saints

    Washington Post "Midway through the NFL season, the Redskins’ record was no better than it was last year at the same juncture. The offense had grown tentative and predictable, while the defense had been gashed by a succession of opponents. So it was under a heavy cloud of skepticism that the Redskins returned..." November 15

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    Ian Rapoport @RapSheet

    #AZCardinals WR John Brown (hamstring), #Lions WR Calvin Johnson (ankle) expected to play. Same with #Redskins CB DeAngelo Hall

  • Josh LeRibeus to continue as Redskins starting center vs. Saints

    Washington Post "The Redskins will stick with Josh LeRibeus as their starting center for Sunday’s game against New Orleans, despite the early-week acquisition of sixth-year veteran Brian de la Puente. Coach Jay Gruden said de la Puente, 30, who has 50 NFL starts, would continue getting acclimated to the..." November 14

  • The Redskins are historically bad at running the ball

    Washington Post "The last time I mentioned some of Washington’s distressingly poor rushing numbers, some readers complained that I was fiddling around with arbitrary end points and cherry-picked numbers. This was sort of true. But since then, Washington has played another game, and the distressingly poor..." November 12

  • Redskins Sign Veteran Center Brian de la Puente "An injury at the center position has led to the signing of a veteran offensive lineman, the Redskins announced on Tuesday. The team signed free agent center Brian de la Puente, a seven-year veteran out of the University of California, to replace center Kory Lichtensteiger, who has missed the..." November 10

  • NFL officials in Mexico City, seeing if it’s ready for 2016 game

    Pro Football Talk "As the NFL continues to expand its inventory in England, they’re also looking at games outside our borders but on our continent. According to Albert Breer of the NFL Network, a group of league officials will be in Mexico City through Wednesday, trying to determine if Azteca Stadium is prepared..." November 10

  • Injury concerns taint Patriots' 27-10 win over Redskins

    CSN New England "The game? No sweat. The Patriots came out smoking, built a 14-0 first-quarter lead, and coasted past the hapless Redskins, 27-10, Sunday at Gillette Stadium and improved their record to 8-0. But the rest of the news wasn't so good. Left tackle Sebastian Vollmer suffered what the team..." November 08

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    Tarik El-Bashir @TarikCSN

    #Redskins LB Ryan Kerrigan will play today, I'm told. He'll do do with a cast on his right hand. Fingers and thumb will be free, tho.

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    Adam Schefter @AdamSchefter

    Listed as questionable with a hamstring injury, Redskins WR DeSean Jackson is expected to play today vs. Patriots, per source.

  • Washington scratches Terrance Knighton with migraine

    Pro Football Talk "Washington defensive lineman Terrance Knighton wasn’t on the Week Nine injury report. He now is, and he won’t be playing. The team has announced that Knighton is out, due to a migraine." November 07

  • RGIII sponsor Adidas announces support for changing Native American team names

    Pro Football Talk "Adidas is a sponsor of Washington quarterback Robert Griffin III, but the apparel company isn’t a fan of the name of the team RGIII plays for. Adidas announced today that it is participating in the White House Tribal Nations Conference today, in support of high school mascot name changes...." November 05

  • Smartphone Breathalyzer Company Ranks the Drunkest NFL Fanbases (Congrats, Buffalo!)

    Complex "Ever wonder which NFL fanbases get the drunkest while watching their respective teams play? Thanks to the folks at BacTRACK -- a company that sells smartphone breathalyzers -- we may have the answer. Using data collected by BacTRACK during the first seven Sundays of the NFL season, and dividing..." November 04

  • Cowboys sign RB Trey Williams off Redskins practice squad

    Richmond Times-Dispatch "The Dallas Cowboys have signed running back Trey Williams, who was a member of the Washington Redskins practice squad. Williams is a Texas native and played collegiately at Texas A&M. In the NFL, teams may keep 10 players on a practice squad, often rookies who are given the year to develop...." November 04

  • Washington NFL team defends name under precedent set by DICK BALLS and LAUGHING MY VAGINA OFF

    SB Nation "Daniel Snyder, desperate to overturn a federal judge's ruling to cancel his "Redskins" trademark due to it being offensive, has turned to the porn industry in an effort to boost his defense. Snyder is appealing that decision and his lawyers filed their opening brief on Friday, according to the..." November 03

  • No one wants to trade for RGIII’s contract

    Pro Football Talk "Washington quarterback-turned-scout team safety Robert Griffin III would be available in a deadline trade if anyone wanted him. But no one wants him. Or, more precisely, no one wants his contract. Josina Anderson of ESPN reports that Washington has received a grand total of zero calls from..." November 03

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    Tarik El-Bashir @TarikCSN

    Jackson, Culliver, Hall, Kerrigan, Lichtensteiger suited up for practice. No sign of Breeland (hammy), tho.

  • FanDuel says Garçon lawsuit is “without merit”

    Pro Football Talk "On Friday, Washington receiver Pierre Garçon sued FanDuel for misappropriation of player names and likenesses in daily fantasy. FanDuel has responded. “We believe this suit is without merit,” FanDuel said said Friday night in a statement. “There is established law that fantasy operators may use..." October 31

  • Pierre Garcon sues FanDuel on behalf of players

    SI "Washington Redskins wide receiver Pierre Garçon has filed a class-action lawsuit against FanDuel on behalf of NFL players, claiming that the company “knowingly and improperly exploits [their] popularity and performance” without their permission. The lawsuit also claims that the names and..." October 31

  • Redskins LB Ryan Kerrigan says goal is to play against Patriots

    ESPN "Washington Redskins linebacker Ryan Kerrigan once broke his left hand in college and missed only a few days of practice. He’s hoping history repeats itself. Kerrigan underwent surgery on his right hand Monday, having screws inserted to repair a fractured bone. But he reiterated Tuesday that..." October 27

  • Herschel Walker: Dan Snyder, please send RG3 to the Cowboys

    CBS Sports "Robert Griffin III might be the forgotten man in Washington, DC, but that doesn't mean he's been forgotten everywhere. At least as far Herschel Walker is concerned. The former Cowboys running back would love to see Griffin, the second-overall pick in 2012, playing in Dallas. "Right now,..." October 27

  • NFL could change personal conduct discipline without CBA extension

    CBS Sports "Lost amid the actual football on the field is the ongoing lawsuit between Tom Brady and the NFL. The league lamented in its appeal filing Monday the "unfathomable" and "inexplicable" decision by U.S. District Judge Richard Berman to vacate Brady's suspension. All of this further underlines the..." October 27

  • Redskins stun Buccaneers 31-30 after biggest comeback in team history

    CSN Mid-Atlantic "The Redskins pulled off the biggest comeback in their history, battling back from 24-0 down to beat the Bucs 31-30. Kirk Cousins was very shaky in the first half and getting booed as the Redskins were unable to move the ball as the Bucs were building their lead. But he came back in the second..." October 26

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    John Keim @john_keim

    Redskins linebacker Keenan Robinson just headed to the locker room to check on his abdominal strain. The...

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    Mike Jones @MikeJonesWaPo

    If you have Matt Jones in fantasy, he's expected to have a heavy workload both as a runner and pass catcher.

  • DeSean Jackson: Home Invasion, Victims Attacked ... Cops Suspect Gang Involvement

    TMZ "DeSean Jackson's L.A. home was the scene of a violent home invasion incident this week -- and at least one person inside got pistol-whipped ... TMZ Sports has learned. It all went down Wednesday morning at Jackson's home in Tarzana, CA -- with law enforcement sources telling us 4 to 5 people..." October 24

  • Cowboys reclaim title of America's favorite NFL team

    The Score "The Dallas Cowboys are once again America's favorite NFL team. After dropping to fourth place in 2014, the Cowboys reclaimed the top spot in the annual Harris Poll, which surveyed 2,368 U.S. adults from Sept. 9-17 to determine the most popular NFL franchises. The Green Bay Packers and New..." October 23

  • NFL teams may cut ties to fantasy sites amid inquiries

    Boston Globe "The US attorney’s office in Boston has subpoenaed DraftKings Inc., seeking information about whether one of its employees had inside information that helped him win a fantasy sports contest on a competitor’s site, according to two people familiar with the federal investigation. The inquiry is..." October 23

  • NFLPA files grievance against NFL teams for use of sleep-monitoring devices

    Sporting News "The NFL Players Association has filed a grievance against the NFL and its 32 teams, saying the use of sleep-monitoring devices is a violation of the collective bargaining agreement. NFLPA executive director DeMaurice Smith issued a memo to players Thursday. In the memo, acquired by USA Today,..." October 23

  • Embattled Kirk Cousins blocks out criticism by tuning into HGTV, NPR

    CBS Sports "Kirk Cousins throws a lot of interceptions. He has eight in six starts this season -- including two in last week's loss to the Jets. And for all the vitriol directed at Robert Griffin III, Cousins throws interceptions at twice the rate (once every 23 attempts compared to once every 46 attempts for..." October 22

  • Will a team play two games in London next season? "The International Series will continue this weekend when the Bills and Jaguars meet at London's Wembley Stadium. As the festivities surrounding that matchup ramp up, the NFL continues to look at ways to grow the enterprise. NFL Media's Albert Breer reported Wednesday that the NFL is exploring..." October 22

  • DeSean Jackson expected to miss Week 7 for Washington, fantasy owners

    SB Nation "Washington wide receiver DeSean Jackson is expected to sit out Week 7, according to ESPN's Britt McHenry. Jackson injured his hamstring on his lone target of the season and has not returned to action since. It had appeared that a return was close for the team's speedy receiver, but Jackson..." October 21

  • Report: Redskins to stick with Kirk Cousins, Jay Gruden for season

    Larry Brown Sports "There have been many calls for the Washington Redskins to make a change at quarterback, but it does not look like that is going to happen any time soon. ESPN’s Britt McHenry reports that 2-4 Washington will stick with Kirk Cousins at quarterback and Jay Gruden as head coach for the season..." October 21

  • NFL, NFLRA discussing new suspension procedures

    Pro Football Talk "Many officials reacted with surprise to last week’s decision to suspend side judge Rob Vernatchi with pay for his role in last Monday night’s clock error and to reassign back judge Greg Wilson away from a prime-time game for his role in the prior Monday night’s illegal bat blunder. The next time..." October 20

  • Kirk Cousins says his turnovers are not 'quite as awful' this year

    Sporting News "Redskins quarterback Kirk Cousins appeared Monday on 106.7 The Fan to discuss his slow start this season. Since being named the starter, he has thrown six touchdowns in six games (one in each) and has thrown eight interceptions (four games with two). It's never good when a quarterback has more..." October 20

  • Jets make contender statement in pulling away from Redskins

    New York Post "To steal a line from Bill Belichick: The Jets are on to New England. Gang Green overcame a sloppy first half Sunday to score 24 straight second-half points in a 34-20 victory over the Redskins at MetLife Stadium. The Jets improved to 4-1 with the win, setting up an AFC East showdown with the..." October 19