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Posted at 05:20 PM ET, 01/02/2014

Jim Caldwell a candidate for Lions and Redskins

Leader of Fritz Pollard Alliance says Caldwell’s interview with Washington remains next week.

By Mark Maske  |  05:20 PM ET, 01/02/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  coaches, coaching search 2014, Detroit Lions, Jim Caldwell

Posted at 12:09 PM ET, 01/02/2014

Are the Redskins the best remaining coaching opening?

POLL | There are several reasons prospective coaches might like the Redskins’ opening more than others’.

By Keith McMillan  |  12:09 PM ET, 01/02/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Cleveland Browns, coaches, coaching search 2014, Detroit Lions, Minnesota Vikings, Opening kick, poll

Posted at 12:30 PM ET, 11/28/2013

Thanksgiving Day games open thread

There are three NFL games today, and here’s where you can shoot the breeze while you watch.

By Keith McMillan  |  12:30 PM ET, 11/28/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Baltimore Ravens, Dallas Cowboys, Detroit Lions, Green Bay Packers, Oakland Raiders, Pittsburgh Steelers, Week 13

Posted at 07:02 AM ET, 10/31/2013

Was Calvin Johnson’s game the best NFL performance of all-time?

Was Calvin Johnson’s 329-yard receiving game the best individual performance in NFL history? If not, what was?

By Greg Schimmel  |  07:02 AM ET, 10/31/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Detrot Lions, history, Minnesota Vikings, Opening kick

Posted at 07:20 AM ET, 10/04/2013

Which NFL game this week excites you most?

With the Redskins on a bye, we rank the remarkable number of games still very much worth watching.

By Desmond Bieler  |  07:20 AM ET, 10/04/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Chicago Bears, Dallas Cowboys, Denver Broncos, Detroit Lions, Green Bay Packers, matchups, New Orleans Saints, New York Giants, NFL, Opening kick, Philadelphia Eagles, schedule, Week 5

Posted at 12:45 PM ET, 10/01/2013

NFL top 10: Should the Seahawks or Broncos be No. 1?

Mark Maske ranks the NFL's 10 best teams, starting with two West Coast teams at the top.

By Mark Maske  |  12:45 PM ET, 10/01/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Chicago Bears, Denver Broncos, Detroit Lions, Indianapolis Colts, Kansas City Chiefs, Miami Dolphins, New England Patriots, New Orleans Saints, San Francisco 49ers, Seattle Seahawks, top 10, Week 4

Posted at 05:04 PM ET, 09/26/2013

Kyle Shanahan: Element of surprise gone for NFL's option-play offenses

Redskins offensive coordinator says college-style plays are "not shocking people" like they did last season, when it was "easy at times" for offenses.

By Mark Maske  |  05:04 PM ET, 09/26/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  offensive philosophy, read option, Redskins vs. Eagles, Redskins vs. Lions, Redskins vs. Packers, Robert Griffin III, zone read

Posted at 10:01 AM ET, 09/25/2013

Players see signs of progress on offense

Performance against the Lions was “not greatly better but a little bit better,” according to wide receiver Pierre Garcon.

By Mark Maske  |  10:01 AM ET, 09/25/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  0-3, offensive philosophy, Pierre Garcon, Redskins vs. Lions, Santana Moss, Tyler Polumbus

Posted at 07:02 AM ET, 09/24/2013

Shanahan looking to keep Fletcher fresh, get better execution out of Rambo

Redskins coach Mike Shanahan explains the modification of the workloads of one of his most experienced players, and one of his rookies.

By Mike Jones  |  07:02 AM ET, 09/24/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bacarri Rambo, London Fletcher, Mike Shanahan, Nick Barnett, Playing time, Redskins vs. Lions

Posted at 06:32 PM ET, 09/23/2013

Shanahan: Second-quarter interception wasn’t Griffin’s fault

Mike Shanahan said that quarterback Robert Griffin III wasn’t to blame for the interception that killed a potential scoring drive in the second quarter against the Detroit Lions.

By Mike Jones  |  06:32 PM ET, 09/23/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Mike Shanahan, Redskins vs. Lions, Robert Griffin III

Posted at 06:19 PM ET, 09/23/2013

Shanahan: Calls on Robinson’s non-catch, Griffin’s fumble were correct

The two fourth-quarter gaffes by the Redskins led to Sunday’s loss.

By Mark Maske  |  06:19 PM ET, 09/23/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  0-3, Aldrick Robinson, Brandon Meriweather, Mike Shanahan, NFL officiating, officials, Redskins vs. Lions, Robert Griffin III

Posted at 01:34 PM ET, 09/23/2013

Chris Chester: RGIII ‘good enough for us to win’

Redskins right guard Chris Chester said that although quarterback Robert Griffin III still is working his way back into form, the second-year pro still gives Washington the best chance to win games.

By Mike Jones  |  01:34 PM ET, 09/23/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Chris Chester, Redskins vs. Lions, Robert Griffin III

Posted at 12:57 PM ET, 09/23/2013

Garcon says Griffin is ‘a lot different’ as a player than last season [updated]

Quarterback is ‘obviously’ not fully healthy, Redskins wide receiver says.

By Mark Maske  |  12:57 PM ET, 09/23/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Pierre Garcon, Redskins vs. Lions, Robert Griffin III

Posted at 11:02 AM ET, 09/23/2013

The feel of 0-3 in the morning, snap counts & more

Fans’ reactions to dropping to 0-3, plus snap counts and links from the Lions game.

By Keith McMillan  |  11:02 AM ET, 09/23/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  fans, Redskins vs. Lions, snap counts, Week 3

Posted at 09:10 AM ET, 09/23/2013

Five observations from the Redskins’ loss to the Lions

The Redskins show improvement in a number of areas, but can’t find a way to overcome shortcomings in yet another loss this season.

By Mike Jones  |  09:10 AM ET, 09/23/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  0-3, Defense, Injuries, observations, Redskins vs. Lions, Robert Griffin III, special teams

Posted at 08:48 PM ET, 09/22/2013

Jordan Reed suffers quad contusion

Tight end Jordan Reed suffered a quad contusion after taking a helmet to the leg in Sunday’s 27-20 loss to the Detroit Lions at FedEx Field.

By Mike Jones  |  08:48 PM ET, 09/22/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  brandon jenkins, Fred Davis, Injuries, Jordan Reed, Redskins vs. Lions, tight ends

Posted at 08:16 PM ET, 09/22/2013

Shanahan: Going for field goal over touchdown kept hopes alive

Redskins coach Mike Shanahan said that he settled for a field goal within the final two minutes of play rather than going for a touchdown on fourth-and-goal from the Detroit 3-yard line so his team could have a chance to even remain in the game.

By Mike Jones  |  08:16 PM ET, 09/22/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  John Potter, Mike Shanahan, Redskins vs. Lions, Week 3

Posted at 07:44 PM ET, 09/22/2013

Redskins players say they’re not giving up on their season

‘A lot can be done in 13 games,’ left tackle Trent Williams said after the loss to the Lions.

By Mark Maske  |  07:44 PM ET, 09/22/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  0-3, Redskins 0-3 start, Redskins vs. Lions, Trent Williams, Week 3

Posted at 07:02 PM ET, 09/22/2013

Fletcher: ‘We really beat ourselves today’

Linebacker sees some progress but laments the team’s 0-3 start.

By Mark Maske  |  07:02 PM ET, 09/22/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  0-3, London Fletcher, Redskins vs. Lions

Posted at 11:45 AM ET, 09/22/2013

Fred Davis, Kai Forbath inactive for Redskins

Brandon Meriweather is active. Logan Paulsen is scheduled to start for Davis at tight end.

By Mark Maske  |  11:45 AM ET, 09/22/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Brandon Meriweather, Fred Davis, inactives, John Potter, Kai Forbath, Redskins vs. Lions, Week 3

Posted at 11:04 AM ET, 09/22/2013

Redskins vs. Lions: Game day notes and fast facts

The Washington Redskins this afternoon will try to snap their two-game losing streak when they host the Detroit Lions at 1 p.m. on FOX.

By Mike Jones  |  11:04 AM ET, 09/22/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Game day notes, Redskins vs. Lions, Week 3

Posted at 08:02 AM ET, 09/22/2013

Redskins Game-day Q&A: Trent Williams on consistency, coaching aspirations and a wise ‘business decision’

Aiming to establish himself as a perennial Pro Bowl player, Trent Williams has gotten off to a strong start.

By Mike Jones  |  08:02 AM ET, 09/22/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Game Day Q&A, Offensive line, Redskins vs. Lions, Trent Williams, Week 3

Posted at 11:55 AM ET, 09/21/2013

Fred Davis questionable for Redskins vs. Lions with ankle injury

Davis practiced every day this week, and hadn’t been listed on the injury report. It wasn’t clear if he suffered the injury during Friday’s practice or Saturday’s walk-through.

By Mike Jones  |  11:55 AM ET, 09/21/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Fred Davis, Injuries, Redskins vs. Lions, tight ends

Posted at 08:21 AM ET, 09/21/2013

Redskins offensive linemen see balance as key to fending off Suh & Co.

The Washington Redskins’ interior linemen have struggled thus far this season, and on Sunday, they draw another tough challenge.

By Mike Jones  |  08:21 AM ET, 09/21/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Offensive line, Redskins vs. Lions

Posted at 12:55 PM ET, 09/20/2013

Redskins vs. Lions: Five story lines to follow

The Redskins are challenged with slowing a Detroit offense averaging 27.5 points a game and ranked eighth in the NFL in passing.

By Mike Jones  |  12:55 PM ET, 09/20/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  DeAngelo Hall, observations, Redskins vs. Lions, Robert Griffin III, Week 3

Posted at 10:32 AM ET, 09/20/2013

Josh Wilson: Yards don’t matter, wins do

‘If we give up 1,000 yards and we’re 2-0 ... who cares?’ cornerback says.

By Mark Maske  |  10:32 AM ET, 09/20/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  2013 season, Defense, Josh Wilson, Redskins vs. Lions, Week 3

Posted at 04:46 PM ET, 09/19/2013

Brandon Meriweather, Kedric Golston again limited in practice

Brandon Meriweather again handled a limited workload in practice on Thursday.

By Mike Jones  |  04:46 PM ET, 09/19/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  barry cofield, Brandon Meriweather, Injuries, Kai Fobath, Kedric Golston, Redskins vs. Lions, Stephen Bowen

Posted at 03:16 PM ET, 09/19/2013

Fred Davis aims to keep working despite reduced playing time

Washington Redskins tight end Fred Davis said he will not let an apparent second-half benching against the Green Bay Packers discourage him

By Mike Jones  |  03:16 PM ET, 09/19/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Fred Davis, Jordan Reed, Logan Paulsen, Redskins vs. Lions, Redskins vs. Packers, tight ends

Posted at 01:48 PM ET, 09/19/2013

Haslett accepts blame, expresses confidence in players

The coordinator says the Redskins have enough talent, and if they can stop the run, they can fix the defensive issues.

By Mike Jones  |  01:48 PM ET, 09/19/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Defense, Jim Haslett, Redskins vs. Lions, Week 3

Posted at 11:32 AM ET, 09/19/2013

Fantasy watch: Roll with Michael Vick, get sneaky with Nate Burleson

Gene Wang provides insight on Roddy White, James Starks and Redskins vs. Lions.

By Gene Wang  |  11:32 AM ET, 09/19/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Atlanta Falcons, Detroit Lions, fantasy football, Green Bay Packers, Kansas City Chiefs, Philadelphia Eagles, Redskins vs. Lions

Posted at 10:01 AM ET, 09/19/2013

Fletcher: ‘It’s as close to being a must-win as you can get’

Linebacker calls team’s 0-2 start ‘very surprising and disappointing.’

By Mark Maske  |  10:01 AM ET, 09/19/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  London Fletcher, Redskins vs. Lions, Week 3

Posted at 09:17 AM ET, 09/19/2013

Calvin Johnson, Lions expect to exploit weaknesses in Redskins’ secondary

Calvin Johnson and the Lions believe they will have plenty of opportunities for big plays against the Redskins.

By Mike Jones  |  09:17 AM ET, 09/19/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Defense, Detroit Lions, Redskins vs. Lions

Posted at 05:52 PM ET, 09/18/2013

Redskins might use two kickers against Lions

John Potter could be retained as a kickoff specialist while Kai Forbath might handle field goals if his groin injury heals sufficiently.

By Mark Maske  |  05:52 PM ET, 09/18/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Brandon Meriweather, John Potter, Kai Forbath, Kedric Golston, Redskins vs. Lions, special teams, Week 3

Posted at 12:46 PM ET, 09/18/2013

Kai Forbath says his injured groin muscle is improving

But Redskins kicker won’t test his injury in practice until Friday.

By Mark Maske  |  12:46 PM ET, 09/18/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  John Potter, Kai Forbath, Redskins vs. Lions, special teams

Posted at 10:38 AM ET, 09/18/2013

Video: There’s plenty of time for a Redskins turnaround

Mark Maske discusses the locker-room mood of being 0-2 vs. the mood at 3-6 and the chances of getting to 2-2 by the bye week.

By Keith McMillan  |  10:38 AM ET, 09/18/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Post Sports Live, Redskins vs. Lions, video

Posted at 07:03 AM ET, 05/28/2013

The Other 31: Lions keep busy to try to rebound from last season's 4-12 disappointment

Detroit's offensive line has been reworked and running back Reggie Bush and rookie pass rusher Ziggy Ansah are among the newcomers.

By Mark Maske  |  07:03 AM ET, 05/28/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Detroit Lions, The Other 31

Posted at 09:25 AM ET, 09/12/2012

Do the Rams stand a chance against the Redskins?

The Redskins hung 40 on the Saints in Week 1, while St. Louis gave up 429 yards in a loss to the Lions. Is their Week 2 matchup an easy win for Washington?

By Keith McMillan  |  09:25 AM ET, 09/12/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Calvin Johnson, DeAngelo Hall, Jeff Fisher, Lions, Matthew Stafford, Opening kick, Redskins vs. Rams, RGIII, Sam Bradford, Steven Jackson, Week 2