The Early Lead: Washington Redskins


Posted at 11:09 AM ET, 01/09/2014

Redskins hire Jay Gruden: Reaction is (mostly) skeptical

There’s also a fair amount of snark about the new head coach.

By Cindy Boren  |  11:09 AM ET, 01/09/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Jay Gruden, NFL, Washington Redskins

Posted at 11:52 AM ET, 12/16/2013

Five reasons why the Redskins should pursue Bill O’Brien

If the Washington job opens up, the Penn State coach might be the right man to replace Mike Shanahan.

By Cindy Boren  |  11:52 AM ET, 12/16/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bill O'Brien, NFL, Washington Redskins

Posted at 09:21 AM ET, 11/21/2013

JFK assassination: 50 years later, a look back at Cowboys, Redskins

NFL games were surreal for players on the weekend after President John F. Kennedy’s death.

By Cindy Boren  |  09:21 AM ET, 11/21/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Dallas Cowboys, NFL, Washington Redskins

Posted at 03:03 PM ET, 11/04/2013

Sean Taylor verdict: Eric Rivera Jr. guilty of second-degree murder

Eric Rivera Jr. is convicted in the fatal shooting of the Redskins safety during a home invasion in 2007.

By Cindy Boren  |  03:03 PM ET, 11/04/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  NFL, Sean Taylor, Washington Redskins

Posted at 03:08 PM ET, 10/28/2013

Calvin Johnson has a career day in Detroit Lions’ win over Dallas Cowboys

Week 8 featured Johnson’s 329 receiving yards, the 8-0 Kansas City Chiefs and numerous injuries.

By Kelyn Soong  |  03:08 PM ET, 10/28/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  calvin johnson, Dallas Cowboys, Detroit Lions, Jason Campbell, Kansas City Chiefs, Michael Vick, New York Giants, NFL, Philadelphia Eagles, Pittsburgh Steelers, Robert Griffin III, Washington Redskins

Posted at 02:32 PM ET, 10/21/2013

Sean Taylor murder trial: Jackie Garcia Haley describes scene

Nearly six years ago, Washington Redskins safety was shot to death in his home by an intruder.

By Cindy Boren  |  02:32 PM ET, 10/21/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  NFL, Sean Taylor, Washington Redskins

Posted at 04:03 PM ET, 10/14/2013

NFL Roundup: Tom Brady leads Patriots in comeback victory over the Saints

In Week 6 of the NFL season, Brady led his team to a last-minute victory, Adrian Peterson played just days after the death of his son and the Cowboys suffered some major injuries.

By Kelyn Soong  |  04:03 PM ET, 10/14/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Adrian Peterson, Boston Red Sox, Dallas Cowboys, Detroit Tigers, injuries, joseph patterson, Minnesota Vikings, New England Patriots, New Orleans Saints, NFL, Tom Brady, Washington Redskins

Posted at 08:47 AM ET, 10/11/2013

Rick Reilly’s father-in-law says he was misquoted when he defended Redskins’ nickname

Bob Burns rebuts ESPN essay, writes that “The racial slur ‘redskins’ is not okay with me.“

By Cindy Boren  |  08:47 AM ET, 10/11/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  ESPN, NFL, Rick Reilly, Washington Redskins

Posted at 10:35 AM ET, 09/13/2013

Redskins will face protests over name at Lambeau Field

Members of Oneida Nation and others will be outside Packers-Redskins game Sunday.

By Cindy Boren  |  10:35 AM ET, 09/13/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  NFL, Oneida Nation, Washington Redskins

Posted at 10:55 AM ET, 08/27/2013

Daniel Snyder, Redskins back Olympic bid (updated)

Now comes the hard part: landing the 2024 Games for the nation's capital.

By Cindy Boren  |  10:55 AM ET, 08/27/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Daniel Snyder, NFL, Olympics, Washington Redskins

Posted at 03:31 PM ET, 08/22/2013

Tampa Bay Bucs treat facility after MRSA outbreak

Two players are responding well to treatment for the antibiotic-resistant infection, the team says.

By Cindy Boren  |  03:31 PM ET, 08/22/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  MRSA, NFL, Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Washington Redskins

Posted at 02:30 PM ET, 08/07/2013

Mark Murphy, former Redskins safety, says nickname is "very derogatory to a lot of people"

Now Packers CEO, former safety dealt with a nickname controversy at Colgate.

By Cindy Boren  |  02:30 PM ET, 08/07/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Green Bay Packers, NFL, Washington Redskins

Posted at 11:33 AM ET, 08/01/2013

Roger Goodell on Riley Cooper and the Redskins' nickname

Commissioner talks about the difference between racial slur and Washington team's nickname

By Cindy Boren  |  11:33 AM ET, 08/01/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  NFL, Riley Cooper, Roger Goodell, Washington Redskins

Posted at 10:53 AM ET, 06/12/2013

Roger Goodell defends Redskins nickname in a letter to Congress

NFL commissioner responds to letter from the Congressional Native American caucus.

By Cindy Boren  |  10:53 AM ET, 06/12/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Daniel Snyder, NFL, Roger Goodell, Washington Redskins

Posted at 09:33 AM ET, 06/04/2013

Joe Gibbs lands at No. 9 on ESPN's list of NFL's greatest coaches

Redskins coach won three Super Bowls the hard way -- with different quarterbacks.

By Cindy Boren  |  09:33 AM ET, 06/04/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Joe Gibbs, NFL, Washington Redskins

Posted at 08:42 AM ET, 05/22/2013

RGIII: Father talks about his son's injury (video)

Keeping his son healthy will require changes, dad tells WJLA.

By Cindy Boren  |  08:42 AM ET, 05/22/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Robert Griffin III, Washington Redskins

Posted at 11:17 AM ET, 04/02/2013

Sean Taylor: Trial date set for alleged shooter

Washington Redskins safety was shot to death in November 2007.

By Cindy Boren  |  11:17 AM ET, 04/02/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  NFL, Sean Taylor, Washington Redskins

Posted at 09:28 AM ET, 03/28/2013

Tim Hightower to visit Giants

Former Redskins running back hurt his knee in 2011 and did not play in the NFL in 2012.

By Cindy Boren  |  09:28 AM ET, 03/28/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  New York Giants, NFL, Tim Hightower, Washington Redskins

Posted at 12:48 PM ET, 03/27/2013

Fred Davis says he will meet with Jets

Free-agent tight end visited Buffalo and still is drawing Redskins' interest.

By Cindy Boren  |  12:48 PM ET, 03/27/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Fred Davis, NFL, Washington Redskins

Posted at 08:08 AM ET, 03/27/2013

RGIII says "knee is getting better every day" but won't rush return

Redskins quarterback tells ESPN his goal is to return healthy in Week 1, but "if I'm not ready then I will wait until I am, however long that is."

By Cindy Boren  |  08:08 AM ET, 03/27/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Mike Shanahan, NFL, Robert Griffin III, Washington Redskins

Posted at 12:04 PM ET, 02/26/2013

Cowboys wouldn't join Redskins in lawsuit, ESPN reports

"We are not involved and we won't become involved," source tells Ed Werder.

By Cindy Boren  |  12:04 PM ET, 02/26/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Dallas Cowboys, NFL, Washington Redskins

Posted at 12:56 PM ET, 02/20/2013

NFL logos, redesigned with a wee bit of Britain

It's jolly good amusement to re-imagine the 32 team names and logos.

By Cindy Boren  |  12:56 PM ET, 02/20/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Dallas Cowboys, NFL, Philadelphia Eagles, Washington Redskins

Posted at 02:31 PM ET, 02/01/2013

Roger Goodell on changing the Redskins' nickname

NFL commissioner says he sees both sides of the issue.

By Cindy Boren  |  02:31 PM ET, 02/01/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Roger Goodell, Super Bowl XLVII ads, Washington Redskins

Posted at 02:50 PM ET, 01/13/2013

RGIII will be just fine, but rehab will be tough, Adickes says

Surgeon who did RGIII's first ACL repair is a former Redskin who knows firsthand about knee injuries.

By Cindy Boren  |  02:50 PM ET, 01/13/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  NFL, Robert Griffin III, Washington Redskins

Posted at 09:02 AM ET, 01/07/2013

RGIII injury: A guide to the QB's knee and the Shanahan criticism

The QB has faced recovery from a knee injury before. His coach is less accustomed to being second-guessed.

By Cindy Boren  |  09:02 AM ET, 01/07/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Mike Shanahan, Robert Griffin III, Washington Redskins

Posted at 08:27 AM ET, 12/24/2012

Michael Vick: "I'm a big RGIII fan"

Philadelphia's quarterback, unlike Washington's, faces an uncertain future.

By Cindy Boren  |  08:27 AM ET, 12/24/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Michael Vick, Robert Griffin III, Washington Redskins

Posted at 11:09 AM ET, 12/23/2012

Fox, NBC jockey for Redskins-Cowboys showdown (updated)

The NFL will pick the Week 17 prime-time game based on playoff implications.

By Cindy Boren  |  11:09 AM ET, 12/23/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Dallas Cowboys, Robert Griffin III, Washington Redskins

Posted at 02:38 PM ET, 12/20/2012

ESPN suspends Rob Parker 30 days

The "First Take" commentator is expected to be allowed to return to his job after 30 days.

By Cindy Boren  |  02:38 PM ET, 12/20/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Robert Griffin III, Washington Redskins

Posted at 09:04 AM ET, 12/20/2012

Andy Reid preparing for Philly finale?

The Eagles' last home game of a dismal season may just be their coach's in the Linc, as well.

By Cindy Boren  |  09:04 AM ET, 12/20/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Andy Reid, NFL, Philadelphia Eagles, Washington Redskins

Posted at 08:56 AM ET, 12/17/2012

London Fletcher's family involved in fight

Three relatives of the Washington Redskins' linebacker were arrested and another hospitalized after a postgame incident in Cleveland.

By Cindy Boren  |  08:56 AM ET, 12/17/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Cleveland Browns, London Fletcher, Washington Redskins

Posted at 12:06 PM ET, 12/14/2012

Rob Parker suspended indefinitely for RGIII comments

Comments questioning the Washington Redskins quarterback's blackness have drawn an indefinite suspension for Rob Parker.

By Cindy Boren  |  12:06 PM ET, 12/14/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Robert Griffin III, Washington Redskins

Posted at 11:53 AM ET, 12/14/2012

RGIII and Rob Parker: NFLPA's De Smith comments

With more quarterbacks of color than ever in the NFL, race has still been a hot topic.

By Cindy Boren  |  11:53 AM ET, 12/14/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  ESPN, Robert Griffin III, Washington Redskins

Posted at 08:31 AM ET, 12/14/2012

ESPN: Rob Parker's RGIII comments "inappropriate"

A spokesman for the network says it is "evaluating our next steps" after controversial "First Take" comments.

By Cindy Boren  |  08:31 AM ET, 12/14/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  NFL, Robert Griffin III, Washington Redskins

Posted at 08:25 AM ET, 12/04/2012

Terrell Suggs seeks second opinion, says we'll see about Redskins game

With the Ravens' defense depleted, Terrell Suggs will learn if he can play through a torn biceps Sunday against the Redskins.

By Cindy Boren  |  08:25 AM ET, 12/04/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Baltimore Ravens, Terrell Suggs, Washington Redskins

Posted at 10:05 AM ET, 11/28/2012

Jack Pardee battling cancer: Old age plays some dirty tricks

Jack Pardee says he’s suffering from gall-bladder cancer and will enter a Denver-area hospice.

By Cindy Boren  |  10:05 AM ET, 11/28/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Jack Pardee, Washington Redskins

Posted at 08:32 AM ET, 11/28/2012

Giants sign Ryan Torain ahead of Redskins game

Former Redskins running back Ryan Torain joins the New York Giants just in time for the teams' Monday night game.

By Cindy Boren  |  08:32 AM ET, 11/28/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  New York Giants, Ryan Torain, Washington Redskins

Posted at 01:32 PM ET, 11/27/2012

Sean Taylor, five years later, is still a strong presence

From the Redskins to University of Miami players to his younger brother, the legacy of Sean Taylor runs deep.

By Cindy Boren  |  01:32 PM ET, 11/27/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Sean Taylor, Washington Redskins

Posted at 02:30 PM ET, 11/19/2012

Andy Reid says quitting would be a cop out

Despite the Philadelphia Eagles' struggles, Andy Reid has no intention of stepping down as coach.

By Cindy Boren  |  02:30 PM ET, 11/19/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Andy Reid, Philadelphia Eagles, Washington Redskins

Posted at 09:37 AM ET, 11/07/2012

Jimmy Farris loses bid in Idaho; sports other election-night winners, losers

Former Redskins player Jimmy Farris falls short in his bid for office in Idaho.

By Cindy Boren  |  09:37 AM ET, 11/07/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  NFL, Washington Redskins

Posted at 03:18 PM ET, 10/24/2012

Eli Manning: “I don’t think it took a rocket scientist” to pull off that Cruz missile

Eli Manning and DeAngelo Hall agree: That game-winning TD pass did not involve rocket science.

By Cindy Boren  |  03:18 PM ET, 10/24/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  New York Giants, NFL, Rocket science, Washington Redskins

Posted at 10:17 AM ET, 10/24/2012

Victor Cruz would like a new contract from the Giants

Victor Cruz, in a brilliantly timed move after his game-winning TD catch, says he'd like a new, long-term contract from the New York Giants.

By Cindy Boren  |  10:17 AM ET, 10/24/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  New York Giants, NFL, Washington Redskins

Posted at 12:26 PM ET, 10/23/2012

Ahmad Bradshaw wants to run the ball, and he’s not a good tickler

The New York Giants running back was a little too fired up on Sunday against the Redskins.

By Matt Brooks  |  12:26 PM ET, 10/23/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  New York Giants, NFL, Washington Redskins

Posted at 12:29 PM ET, 10/22/2012

Fan in critical condition after fall from escalator at Redskins-Giants game

A fan who fell over 20 feet from an escalator at MetLife Stadium is listed in critical condition.

By Cindy Boren  |  12:29 PM ET, 10/22/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  New York Giants, NFL, Washington Redskins

Posted at 05:51 PM ET, 10/21/2012

Joe Gibbs gives a pep talk … to the Dallas Cowboys

Joe Gibbs gave one of his patented pep talks to an NFL team Saturday night. Oddly, it was to the Dallas Cowboys.

By Cindy Boren  |  05:51 PM ET, 10/21/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Dallas Cowboys, Joe Gibbs, Washington Redskins