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Posted at 06:59 AM ET, 04/23/2014

Opinions on the Redskins’ 2013 rookies, from this time last year

It’s neat to take a look back and see what scouts and draft analysts thought of the players who eventually became Redskins.

By Keith McMillan  |  06:59 AM ET, 04/23/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bacarri Rambo, Chris Thompson, David Amerson, Jordan Reed, NFL draft, Opening kick

Posted at 03:10 PM ET, 04/18/2014

Weekend poll: Which position will the Redskins draft first?

They don’t pick until No. 34, and they don’t need to land a Week 1 starter.

By Keith McMillan  |  03:10 PM ET, 04/18/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  NFL draft, Opening kick, poll

Posted at 10:33 AM ET, 04/18/2014

NFL draft: Three interior offensive linemen who could be fits for the Redskins

Washington enters the draft with needs on the offensive line. Here are three guard or center prospects, one each who should be available early, in the middle and late in the draft.

By Mark Bullock  |  10:33 AM ET, 04/18/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  NFL draft, Offensive line, prospects, The Outsider

Posted at 03:10 PM ET, 04/17/2014

So let’s talk Redskins and the NFL draft

A roundup of links from around the Web in anticipation of the draft, which starts in three weeks.

By Keith McMillan  |  03:10 PM ET, 04/17/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  NFL draft, Word around Washington

Posted at 09:20 AM ET, 04/17/2014

Wisconsin’s Southward, West Virginia’s Sims, Georgia Tech’s Attaochu also on Redskins’ visit list

Safety, running back and pass rusher rank among players on Redskins’ radar.

By Mike Jones  |  09:20 AM ET, 04/17/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  NFL draft, Prospect visits

Posted at 12:05 PM ET, 04/16/2014

Redskins begin hosting pre-draft visits with NFL prospects

The Redskins have begun the process of hosting prospects for pre-draft visits, showing interest in offensive linemen, pass rushers and wide receivers.

By Mike Jones  |  12:05 PM ET, 04/16/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  NFL draft, visits

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 04/16/2014

NFL draft: A look at three safeties who could be fits for the Redskins

Washington enters the draft potentially looking for more help in the secondary. Here are three, one each who should be available early, in the middle and late in the draft

By Mark Bullock  |  07:00 AM ET, 04/16/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  NFL draft, Safeties, The Outsider

Posted at 12:02 PM ET, 04/15/2014

Redskins mailbag: Draft priorities, DeSean Jackson and salary cap talk

This week, Mike Jones answers readers’ questions about the Redskins’ draft needs, further examines the signing of DeSean Jackson, and engages in some salary cap talk.

By Mike Jones  |  12:02 PM ET, 04/15/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Mailbag, NFL draft, Salary cap

Posted at 08:41 AM ET, 04/14/2014

Redskins to host Draft Day Party

The Redskins will host their annual Draft Day Party beginning at noon, Saturday, May 10, at FedEx Field.

By Mike Jones  |  08:41 AM ET, 04/14/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  NFL draft

Posted at 10:42 AM ET, 04/03/2014

Jackson, Clark acquisitions give Redskins flexibility entering draft

We’ll get more into the draft in the coming weeks as pre-draft visits and workouts will begin taking place. But here’s a quick glance at where things currently stand and what holes may still remain.

By Mike Jones  |  10:42 AM ET, 04/03/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  cornerbacks, defensive line, Draft needs, inside linebackers, NFL draft, Offensive line, outside linebackers, Quarterbacks, Running backs, Safeties, special teams, tight ends, Wide Receivers

Posted at 03:15 PM ET, 03/26/2014

NFL aims to crack down on unsportsmanlike conduct

Player conduct has ranked among the hottest topics of the NFL offseason, and on Wednesday, the league’s competition committee announced that intentions of raising the standard of professionalism going forward.

By Mike Jones  |  03:15 PM ET, 03/26/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  NFL

Posted at 11:40 AM ET, 03/25/2014

NFL coaches describe first season as never-ending learning process

Many of Jay Gruden’s counterparts classified his eye-opening experience Monday as typical, and a challenging, but necessary part of the education of a head coach.

By Mike Jones  |  11:40 AM ET, 03/25/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Jay Gruden, Ken Whisenhunt, NFL coaches

Posted at 11:54 AM ET, 03/24/2014

NFL’s annual meeting underway

The NFL’s most powerful men have gathered here at the Ritz-Carlton Orlando Grande Lakes for the league’s annual meetings, which got underway this morning and will continue for the next two days.

By Mike Jones  |  11:54 AM ET, 03/24/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  NFL

Posted at 02:11 PM ET, 03/20/2014

Owners not expected to vote next week on expanded NFL playoffs beginning in 2015 season (updated)

Owners are to be given a report and discuss the issue during annual league meeting in Orlando. The measure still is expected to be approved in time for the ‘15 season but there’s no pressing need for a vote now.

By Mark Maske  |  02:11 PM ET, 03/20/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  League news, NFL playoffs, NFL rules, owners meetings

Posted at 03:56 PM ET, 03/19/2014

NFL owners to consider changes to instant replay, extra point [updated]

NFL owners will consider proposals at next week’s annual league meeting to tweak the sport’s instant replay system and make the extra point a longer kick.

By Mark Maske  |  03:56 PM ET, 03/19/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  NFL rules, owners meetings

Posted at 06:38 PM ET, 03/17/2014

Owners might vote next week on change to NFL’s instant replay system

Referee would be in contact with league office during replay reviews. Longer extra points and postseason expansion also could be discussed next week.

By Mark Maske  |  06:38 PM ET, 03/17/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  NFL rules

Posted at 06:32 PM ET, 02/28/2014

NFL officially sets salary cap at $133 million per team

Teams notified Friday of final cap figure, which is up $10 million from last season.

By Mark Maske  |  06:32 PM ET, 02/28/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  NFL salary cap, Redskins free agency

Posted at 11:01 AM ET, 02/28/2014

NFL looks at whether quarterbacks deserve more protection on option plays

It’s uncertain, though, that any new rules will be proposed.

By Mark Maske  |  11:01 AM ET, 02/28/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  NFL rules, Robert Griffin III

Posted at 01:05 PM ET, 02/27/2014

NFL might address on-field racial slurs by enforcing existing rules

There is strong sentiment within the league that a new rule is not needed to penalize players for using the N-word during games. The ban might be implemented through a point of emphasis to game officials.

By Mark Maske  |  01:05 PM ET, 02/27/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  NFL officiating, Trent Williams

Posted at 10:20 AM ET, 02/27/2014

Support growing within league for adding two teams to NFL playoffs

It’s possible the NFL’s competition committee will recommend expanding the playoff field and the owners will vote on it at next month’s annual league meeting. But it probably would not take effect until the 2015 season.

By Mark Maske  |  10:20 AM ET, 02/27/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  NFL playoffs

Posted at 10:23 AM ET, 02/26/2014

NFL Combine: Five observations from the past week in Indy

Mike Jones provides insights as the NFL combine wraps up, and it covers the gamut, from the freakish talents to the depth of the defensive-back class, plus Michael Sam and Johnny Manziel.

By Mike Jones  |  10:23 AM ET, 02/26/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  NFL Combine, NFL draft, observations

Posted at 12:54 PM ET, 02/25/2014

Redskins mailbag: Roster needs, draft evaluations, injury updates and more

The NFL Scouting Combine concludes today, and from here, Redskins officials will continue to plan for their offseason moves with free agency approaching in a couple of weeks, and college Pro Days on the upcoming schedule as well.

By Mike Jones  |  12:54 PM ET, 02/25/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Cedric Griffin, Chase Minnifield, Mailbag, NFL Combine, Phillip Thomas, Richard Crawford

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 02/25/2014

Let NFL Draft-obsession season begin

A few tools to help you make sense of the data that came out of the NFL combine.

By Keith McMillan  |  07:00 AM ET, 02/25/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  NFL Combine, NFL draft, Opening kick

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 02/24/2014

NFL Combine: Maryland CB Dexter McDougle will not take part in drills

Maryland cornerback Dexter McDougle has elected not to take part in any of the drills at the NFL Scouting Combine because he needs more time to get back into top shape after missing all but three games of his senior season with a shoulder injury that required surgery.

By Mike Jones  |  07:00 AM ET, 02/24/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Dexter McDougle, Maryland football, NFL scouting combine

Posted at 07:00 PM ET, 02/23/2014

NFL Combine: Virginia Tech cornerback Kyle Fuller set to follow brothers’ footsteps

Growing up as the third of four active boys, Virginia Tech cornerback and NFL draft prospect Kyle Fuller knows a thing or two about competition.

By Mike Jones  |  07:00 PM ET, 02/23/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  cornerbacks, NFL Combine

Posted at 12:29 PM ET, 02/23/2014

NFL combine: Virginia Tech’s James Gayle hopes to showcase his adaptability

The pass-rusher was a 4-3 defensive end in college but has prepared to audition for NFL teams as a 3-4 outside linebacker as well.

By Mike Jones  |  12:29 PM ET, 02/23/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  NFL Combine

Posted at 03:40 PM ET, 02/22/2014

Michael Sam undaunted by media circus at NFL combine

The Missouri defensive end, who recently announced he is gay, handles a crowded news conference at the NFL Scouting Combine with ease.

By Mike Jones  |  03:40 PM ET, 02/22/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Michael Sam, NFL Combine

Posted at 12:32 PM ET, 02/22/2014

LSU WR Odell Beckham Jr. hoping to capitalize on speed, versatility

Every prospect at the NFL draft has been blessed with exceptional athletic ability. But then you have some, like LSU wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr., whose DNA carries a double dose of that special athleticism.

By Mike Jones  |  12:32 PM ET, 02/22/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  NFL Combine, Wide Receivers

Posted at 04:51 PM ET, 02/21/2014

Redskins Coach Jay Gruden encouraged by progress as he and staff continue to lay groundwork

First-year coach addressed reporters at the NFL scouting combine

By Mike Jones  |  04:51 PM ET, 02/21/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Jay Gruden, NFL Combine

Posted at 03:59 PM ET, 02/20/2014

NFL combine: Tackle Ja’Wuan James working to further increase draft stock

Tennessee right tackle Ju’Wuan James started all 49 games of his career, yet doesn’t rank as his school’s most highly touted offensive line prospect.

By Mike Jones  |  03:59 PM ET, 02/20/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  NFL Combine, Offensive line

Posted at 02:13 PM ET, 02/20/2014

NFL combine: Tackle Cameron Fleming hopes to continue Stanford tradition

Stanford tackle Cameron Fleming hopes he can follow in the footsteps of previous Cardinal linemen.

By Mike Jones  |  02:13 PM ET, 02/20/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  NFL Combine, Offensive line

Posted at 12:49 PM ET, 02/19/2014

Redskins want a second-round draft pick if they’re going to trade Kirk Cousins

It’s not clear at this point if any NFL team would be willing to surrender that for the backup quarterback, who was a fourth-round choice in 2012.

By Mark Maske  |  12:49 PM ET, 02/19/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Kirk Cousins, NFL scouting combine

Posted at 11:15 AM ET, 02/19/2014

Prospects, team officials descending on Indianapolis for NFL Scouting Combine

Washington Redskins officials and coaches this week turn their attention to the NFL Draft as they flock to Indianapolis for the NFL Scouting Combine, which runs Thursday through Tuesday.

By Mike Jones  |  11:15 AM ET, 02/19/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  NFL Combine

Posted at 06:27 PM ET, 02/17/2014

Recent NFL memo to teams reinforces anti-discrimination policies

Teams are reminded that they are prohibited from discriminating against players based on a variety of factors.

By Mark Maske  |  06:27 PM ET, 02/17/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  NFL Combine

Posted at 04:30 PM ET, 02/05/2014

Each NFL team to continue to play one ‘short-week’ Thursday game following a Sunday game

That arrangement doesn’t change with Wednesday’s announcement of a new television deal giving part of the Thursday night broadcast package to CBS.

By Mark Maske  |  04:30 PM ET, 02/05/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  NFL schedule

Posted at 08:00 AM ET, 02/01/2014

NFL could make its instant-replay rulings more centralized

League will consider have members of officiating department stationed in New York participate in replay deliberations.

By Mark Maske  |  08:00 AM ET, 02/01/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  NFL officiating, Super Bowl

Posted at 07:46 PM ET, 01/30/2014

Number of concussions down 13 percent this season, according to NFL injury data

League’s data also shows ACL injuries decreased from last season.

By Mark Maske  |  07:46 PM ET, 01/30/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  NFL concussions

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 01/29/2014

What kind of player can the Redskins expect to draft at No. 34?

We’ll take a look not at what’s projected with the No. 34 draft pick, but what’s been drafted near there in the past, and what’s considered good value.

By Keith McMillan  |  07:00 AM ET, 01/29/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  NFL draft

Posted at 07:30 AM ET, 01/24/2014

Virginia OT Morgan Moses enjoying NFL preview

When he received the invitation to compete in the Senior Bowl, University of Virginia offensive lineman Morgan Moses welcomed the chance to showcase his skills to NFL talent evaluators.

By Mike Jones  |  07:30 AM ET, 01/24/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  NFL draft, Senior Bowl

Posted at 01:30 PM ET, 01/23/2014

Unclear if expanded NFL playoff field has enough support from owners

The proposal, in which seven teams per conference would reach the postseason instead of the current six, would need to be ratified by at least 24 of the 32 owners.

By Mark Maske  |  01:30 PM ET, 01/23/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  NFL playoffs, owne

Posted at 11:35 AM ET, 01/23/2014

Nebraska CB Stanley Jean-Baptiste hopes to follow Richard Sherman’s path

With many of the NFL’s top wide receivers coming in bigger and stronger packages in recent years, the league has started to trending toward defensive backs of similar molds.

By Mike Jones  |  11:35 AM ET, 01/23/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  cornerbacks, NFL draft, Senior Bowl

Posted at 09:30 AM ET, 01/22/2014

Moves pay off for versatile running back Charles Sims

Charles Sims has played for both Houston and West Virginia, and at wide receiver and running back, and now has his NFL dream within reach.

By Mike Jones  |  09:30 AM ET, 01/22/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  NFL draft, Senior Bowl

Posted at 09:18 AM ET, 01/21/2014

Wisconsin ILB Chris Borland feels well-prepared for NFL

As the meetings and practices got underway at the Senior Bowl here in Mobile, Ala., Wisconsin inside linebacker Chris Borland felt well-prepared for this fast-paced, action-packed week-long job interview/audition.

By Mike Jones  |  09:18 AM ET, 01/21/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Chris Borland, NFL draft, Senior Bowl

Posted at 02:10 PM ET, 01/19/2014

AFC, NFC championship games open thread

A place to talk about the AFC and NFC title games.

By Keith McMillan  |  02:10 PM ET, 01/19/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Denver Broncos, New England Patriots, NFL playoffs, open thread, San Francisco 49ers, Seattle Seahawks

Posted at 08:43 PM ET, 12/29/2013

Thanks to Redskins, Rams have a No. 2 overall draft pick

The Redskins’ move from No. 6 to No. 2 in 2012 costs them the No. 2 pick in 2014, which will belong to the Rams.

By Mike Jones  |  08:43 PM ET, 12/29/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  NFL draft, Robert Griffin III, st. louis rams, Week 17

Posted at 03:15 PM ET, 12/04/2013

Santana Moss calls this season’s NFL officiating ‘the worst that I’ve ever seen’

Wide receiver says it’s ‘not just this team’ involved in missed calls.

By Mark Maske  |  03:15 PM ET, 12/04/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  NFL referees, officials, Santana Moss, Week 14

Posted at 02:15 PM ET, 12/03/2013

Mike Shanahan on officiating mistake: ‘You live with it’

“Obviously they made a mistake and you live with it,” says Redskins coach regarding call in game against Giants.

By Mark Maske  |  02:15 PM ET, 12/03/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Mike Shanahan, NFL referees, officials, Redskins vs. Giants, Week 14

Posted at 01:38 PM ET, 12/02/2013

NFL says officials should have stopped Redskins vs. Giants game to clear up confusion over downs

The NFL VP of officiating said play in Sunday night’s game “should have been stopped prior to third down and the correct down communicated to both clubs.”

By Mark Maske  |  01:38 PM ET, 12/02/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Mike Shanahan, news conferences, NFL referees, officials, Redskins vs. Giants, Robert Griffin III, video, Week 13

Posted at 01:50 AM ET, 12/02/2013

Redskins’ loss to Giants ends with controversy over what down it was

Mike Shanahan says he was told by an official the Redskins had gotten a first down.

By Mark Maske  |  01:50 AM ET, 12/02/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Mike Shanahan, news conferences, NFL referees, officials, Pierre Garcon, Redskins vs. Giants, Robert Griffin III, video, Week 13

Posted at 06:03 PM ET, 11/25/2013

Diversity group says Trent Williams ‘directed racial epithets’ at Eagles player or players

New allegation comes in addition to Williams being accused of using a profanity and a racial slur during the Nov. 17 game at umpire Roy Ellison, which Williams has denied.

By Mark Maske  |  06:03 PM ET, 11/25/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  NFL referees, officials, Trent Williams, Week 12

Posted at 02:14 PM ET, 11/23/2013

No immediate grievance hearing for suspended NFL official Roy Ellison

League’s one-game suspension for using profanity at Redskins lineman Trent Williams remains in place this weekend.

By Mark Maske  |  02:14 PM ET, 11/23/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  NFL referees, officials, Trent Williams, Week 12

Posted at 07:40 PM ET, 11/22/2013

NFL Referees Association denounces league’s suspension of Roy Ellison

The group also intends to file an immediate grievance on behalf of umpire Roy Ellison.

By Mike Jones  |  07:40 PM ET, 11/22/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  NFL referees, officials, Trent Williams, Week 12

Posted at 06:31 PM ET, 11/22/2013

Head of diversity group says official’s suspension justified but Williams’s role must be further scrutinized

‘The thing I’m hoping is that the truth will come out that Trent did curse him and did use the N-word at him,’ says John Wooten of the Fritz Pollard Alliance.

By Mark Maske  |  06:31 PM ET, 11/22/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  NFL referees, officials, Trent Williams, Week 12

Posted at 04:41 PM ET, 11/22/2013

NFL suspends official for one game for verbal abuse of Trent Williams

Umpire Roy Ellison suspended without pay for “profane [and] derogatory” statement.

By Mark Maske and Mike Jones  |  04:41 PM ET, 11/22/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  NFL referees, officials, Trent Williams, Week 12

Posted at 03:02 PM ET, 11/22/2013

E.J. Biggers draws $21,000 fine for helmet-to-helmet hit

The NFL has fined Redskins cornerback E.J. Biggers $21,000 for a helmet-to-helmet hit in Sunday’s game against the Philadelphia Eagles.

By Mike Jones  |  03:02 PM ET, 11/22/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  cornerbacks, E.J. Biggers, fines, NFL safety, Week 12

Posted at 11:00 AM ET, 11/22/2013

NFL unlikely to discipline Trent Williams for incident with official

League’s review continues and it’s unclear if disciplinary action against the official is under consideration.

By Mark Maske  |  11:00 AM ET, 11/22/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  NFL referees, officials, Trent Williams, Week 12

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 11/22/2013

Who would you want, Dez Bryant or Victor Cruz?

Dez Bryant and Victor Cruz are very different, yet nearly equally effective wide receivers. If you had to choose, which one would you want on your team?

By Desmond Bieler  |  07:00 AM ET, 11/22/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Broncos-Patriots, Cowboys-Giants, Dallas at New York, Dalls Cowboys, Dez Bryant, New York Giants, NFC East, NFL Week 12, Victor Cruz

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 11/21/2013

What is the worst call ever made in a Redskins game?

With officials under scrutiny this week for calling penalties, for not calling penalties and for allegedly calling Trent Williams unprintable names, it seems like a good time for a referee question.

By Greg Schimmel  |  07:00 AM ET, 11/21/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  history, NFL referees, officials, Opening kick

Posted at 05:05 PM ET, 11/20/2013

Mike Shanahan speaks with league over Trent Williams-Roy Ellison incident

Redskins coach Mike Shanahan spoke to the NFL’s vice president of officiating about Trent Williams’s incident involving official Roy Ellison.

By Mike Jones  |  05:05 PM ET, 11/20/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Mike Shanahan, NFL referees, officials, Trent Williams, Week 12

Posted at 11:15 AM ET, 11/18/2013

Redskins vs. Giants stays in Sunday night slot [updated]

Decision, due by Tuesday, now expected later Monday. Cardinals-Eagles game could be given the Sunday night time slot Dec. 1 if Redskins-Giants is flexed to the afternoon.

By Mark Maske  |  11:15 AM ET, 11/18/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  2013 Schedule, NFL flexible scheduling, Redskins vs. Giants, Week 13

Posted at 10:59 AM ET, 11/18/2013

NFL reviewing Trent Williams’s allegation that he was verbally abused by official [updated]

No timetable given for completion of league’s review.

By Mark Maske  |  10:59 AM ET, 11/18/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Kory Lichtensteiger, Mike Shanahan, NFL referees, officials, Redskins vs. Eagles, Robert Griffin III, Trent Williams, Week 11

Posted at 05:58 PM ET, 11/17/2013

Trent Williams says official verbally abused him

Trent Williams says an NFL official verbally attacked him, and other players back his story.

By Kent Babb and Mark Maske  |  05:58 PM ET, 11/17/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Kory Lichtensteiger, NFL referees, officials, Redskins vs. Eagles, Robert Griffin III, Trent Williams, Week 11

Posted at 04:02 PM ET, 11/05/2013

Brandon Meriweather: ‘I aimed a little lower’ against Chargers

Coming off a suspension for illegal hits, Brandon Meriweather says he he “aimed a little lower” in his tackling.

By Mark Maske  |  04:02 PM ET, 11/05/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Brandon Meriweather, Concussions, NFL safety, Redskins vs. Chargers, san diego chargers, Week 9

Posted at 11:51 AM ET, 10/31/2013

NFLPA says Brandon Meriweather ‘sorry’ for comments (updated)

The Redskins safety confirms he spoke to DeMaurice Smith, the union’s executive director, but declines further comment.

By Mark Maske  |  11:51 AM ET, 10/31/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Brandon Meriweather, Concussions, NFL safety, Safeties

Posted at 10:13 AM ET, 10/31/2013

Griffin, Fletcher understand Meriweather’s frustrations

The Washington Redskins’ two most prominent leaders expressed support for safety Brandon Meriweather after he raised eyebrows once again this week.

By Mike Jones  |  10:13 AM ET, 10/31/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Brandon Meriweather, Concussions, London Fletcher, NFL safety, Robert Griffin III, Week 9

Posted at 05:22 PM ET, 10/28/2013

Shanahan believes Meriweather has learned his lesson

Redskins coach Mike Shanahan said that he believes that safety Brandon Meriweather now understand the importance of avoiding helmet-to-helmet hits going forward.

By Mike Jones  |  05:22 PM ET, 10/28/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Brandon Meriweather, Concussions, Mike Shanahan, NFL safety, suspensions

Posted at 12:54 PM ET, 10/28/2013

Meriweather responds to Marshall, says “you’ve got to go low now”

Redskins safety Brandon Meriweather responds to comments from Chicago Bears wide receiver Brandon Marshall.

By Gene Wang  |  12:54 PM ET, 10/28/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Brandon Meriweawther, Chicago Bears, Concussions, NFL safety, Redskins vs. Bears, suspensions

Posted at 09:16 AM ET, 10/25/2013

Shanahan says appeal process should be changed

Redskins coach says safety Brandon Meriweather would have had a difficult time playing this weekend even if his suspension had been overturned.

By  |  09:16 AM ET, 10/25/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Brandon Meriweather, NFL rules, suspensions

Posted at 08:32 AM ET, 10/25/2013

Redskins’ Montgomery played role in enactment of rule that decided Patriots-Jets

Center suggested that a player be prohibited from pushing a teammate into the offensive formation on a field goal.

By  |  08:32 AM ET, 10/25/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  New England Patriots, New York Jets, NFL rules, Will Montgomery

Posted at 02:42 PM ET, 10/24/2013

Haslett: Redskins must ‘do better’ to teach Meriweather proper tackling

Defensive coordinator says team’s efforts to this point ‘didn’t work in his case.’

By Mark Maske  |  02:42 PM ET, 10/24/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Brandon Meriweather, Concussions, NFL safety, suspensions

Posted at 10:47 AM ET, 10/24/2013

Shanahan wants to expand helmet-to-helmet rules to protect players on kickoffs

Redskins Coach Mike Shanahan intends to lobby the NFL when he attends the next league meeting.

By Mike Jones  |  10:47 AM ET, 10/24/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Concussions, Mike Shanahan, NFL rules, Reed Doughty

Posted at 07:01 AM ET, 10/24/2013

Who is the most disliked player on the Redskins?

Forbes.com published a poll this week naming the most disliked players in the NFL. Which Redskins player rubs fans the wrong way?

By Greg Schimmel  |  07:01 AM ET, 10/24/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Brandon Meriweather, NFL, Opening kick, Redskins, Robert Griffin III

Posted at 01:10 PM ET, 10/23/2013

Reed Doughty remains unsure if he’ll play Sunday

Redskins safety Reed Doughty said that he has made some improvements since leaving Sunday’s game with a concussion, but that he remains uncertain about his prospects for playing this week against the Denver Broncos.

By Mike Jones  |  01:10 PM ET, 10/23/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Injuries, NFL concussions, Reed Doughty

Posted at 11:43 AM ET, 10/22/2013

Meriweather appeals two-game suspension [UPDATED]

Brandon Meriweather is challenging his two-game suspension; A decision is due before Sunday’s game.

By Mark Maske  |  11:43 AM ET, 10/22/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Brandon Meriweather, NFL rules, Redskins vs. Broncos, suspensions, video, Week 8

Posted at 03:07 PM ET, 10/21/2013

Barry Cofield, DeAngelo Hall defend Brandon Meriweather on first hit

Two of the most outspoken players on Washington’s defense defended safety Brandon Meriweather on the first of his two helmet-to-helmet hits.

By Mike Jones  |  03:07 PM ET, 10/21/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  barry cofield, Brandon Meriweather, Concussions, DeAngelo Hall, fines, NFL safety

Posted at 12:36 PM ET, 10/21/2013

Brandon Meriweather suspended two games [updated]

The NFL has announced a two-game suspension of Washington Redskins safety Brandon Meriweather.

By Mark Maske  |  12:36 PM ET, 10/21/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Brandon Meriweather, fines, NFL safety, Redskins vs. Bears, Safeties, suspensions

Posted at 07:31 AM ET, 10/11/2013

Would you trade Snyder for Jones?

With the Redskins set to play the arch-rival Cowboys, the question must -- okay, may as well -- be asked: Would you rather have Dan Snyder or Jerry Jones as the team’s owner?

By Desmond Bieler  |  07:31 AM ET, 10/11/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Cowboys, NFL, Opening kick, Redskins, Redskins-Cowboys

Posted at 08:16 PM ET, 10/08/2013

No reduced preseason or expanded playoff field next season, Goodell says

Both proposals possible for 2015 season at the earliest, NFL commissioner says Tuesday.

By Mark Maske  |  08:16 PM ET, 10/08/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  NFL owners meeting

Posted at 07:02 PM ET, 10/08/2013

Goodell: 'Different views' on Redskins' name but it's part of team's 'proud tradition'

The controversy was not discussed by the NFL owners during their meeting Tuesday in Washington.

By Mark Maske  |  07:02 PM ET, 10/08/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  NFL owners meeting, Redskins name

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

NFL to play three games in London next season

League continues its attempt to bolster its international appeal with Jaguars, Falcons, Raiders to play home games at Wembley Stadium in 2014.

By Mark Maske  |  03:10 PM ET, 10/08/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Atlanta Falcons, Jacksonville Jaguars, NFL in London, Oakland Raiders, owners meetings

Posted at 07:14 PM ET, 10/07/2013

Reduced NFL preseason, expanded playoff field on owners' minds but no action coming Tuesday

It's not clear at this point how much support there would be among the owners for a proposal to expand the postseason field from six to seven teams per conference while cutting back the preseason from four games per team to three.

By Mark Maske  |  07:14 PM ET, 10/07/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  NFL owners meeting, NFL playoffs, NFL preseason

Posted at 01:02 PM ET, 10/07/2013

NFL officials to meet with Oneida Nation; owners won't urge franchise name change [updated]

People at the NFL owners meetings say they sense little sentiment to urge Redskins owner Daniel Snyder to make a change.

By Mark Maske  |  01:02 PM ET, 10/07/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  NFL league meeting, owners meetings, Redskins name

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 08:03 AM ET, 09/27/2013

The NFL in London: Would you watch the Redskins play there?

As the Steelers and Vikings get set to play in London, Des Bieler ponders the future of the NFL in the U.K.

By Des Bieler  |  08:03 AM ET, 09/27/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Jacksonville Jaguars, Minnesota Vikings, NFL in London, Pittsburgh Steelers, Week 4

Posted at 12:47 PM ET, 09/24/2013

Redskins mailbag: The handling of RGIII, Meriweather’s play and Jordan Reed’s potential

Mike Jones answers fans’ questions on Mike Shanahan’s handling of Robert Griffin III, the benching of Baccari Rambo, the health of Brandon Meriweather and the potential of Jordan Reed.

By Mike Jones  |  12:47 PM ET, 09/24/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Baccari Rambo, Brandon Meriweather, Jordan Reed, Mailbag, NFL safety, Robert Griffin III, special teams, tight ends

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 04:29 PM ET, 09/18/2013

Brandon Meriweather fined $42,000 for helmet-to-helmet hit

The NFL has fined Redskins strong safety Brandon Meriweather $42,000 for his helmet-to-helmet hit with Green Bay running back Eddie Lacy on Sunday, a person with knowledge of the situation confirmed.

By Mike Jones  |  04:29 PM ET, 09/18/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Brandon Meriweather, Concussions, Fines, NFL safety, Safeties

Posted at 05:38 PM ET, 09/16/2013

Meriweather to be fined, not suspended, for helmet-to-helmet hit on Lacy [updated]

Safety Brandon Meriweather will be fined by the NFL but not suspended for his hit Sunday that knocked Green Bay Packers running back Eddie Lacy out of the game with a concussion.

By Mike Jones  |  05:38 PM ET, 09/16/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Brandon Meriweather, Concussions, Fines, Injuries, injury updates, Kai Forbath, NFL safety, Redskins vs. Packers

Posted at 05:06 PM ET, 09/12/2013

DeAngelo Hall fined $20,000 for horse-collar tackle

Washington Redskins cornerback DeAngelo Hall received a $20,000 fine for his horse collar tackle on Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver DeSean Jackson in Monday night’s game

By Mike Jones  |  05:06 PM ET, 09/12/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  cornerbacks, DeAngelo Hall, Fines, NFL rules

Posted at 12:54 PM ET, 09/11/2013

‘Miscommunication’ led to Robert Griffin III covering up his knee brace

Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III did not have to cover up the knee brace on his surgically repaired right knee as he was told during the game.

By Mike Jones  |  12:54 PM ET, 09/11/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Injuries, NFL rules, Redskins vs. Eagles, Robert Griffin III

Posted at 12:38 AM ET, 09/10/2013

Griffin put knee brace beneath pants, sock at league’s behest

Instruction came from NFL’s uniform inspector.

By Mark Maske  |  12:38 AM ET, 09/10/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Injuries, NFL rules, Robert Griffin III, Week 1

Posted at 02:29 PM ET, 09/08/2013

NFLPA also monitoring field conditions at FedEx Field, other stadiums

Memo from DeMaurice Smith to players cites "some of the issues that we witnessed with respect to unsafe field conditions last year."

By Mark Maske  |  02:29 PM ET, 09/08/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  FedEx Field, NFL safety

Posted at 11:01 AM ET, 08/24/2013

Morris says NFL's new crown-of-the-helmet rule not a concern for him

"I don't lower my head.... I lower my shoulder," Redskins' second-year running back says.

By Mark Maske  |  11:01 AM ET, 08/24/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Alfred Morris, NFL safety, Running backs

Posted at 04:31 PM ET, 08/23/2013

Fletcher, Gomes are not fined by NFL for personal fouls

By Mike Jones  |  04:31 PM ET, 08/23/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  DeJon Gomes, Fines, London Fletcher, NFL safety, preseason

Posted at 05:47 PM ET, 08/22/2013

Robert Griffin fined $10,000 by NFL for apparel violation

Infraction occurred during pregame warmups Monday. It's at least the second such fine for the second-year quarterback.

By Mark Maske  |  05:47 PM ET, 08/22/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Fines, NFL, Robert Griffin III, uniforms

Posted at 11:47 AM ET, 08/14/2013

Redskins rank third on Forbes' list of most valuable NFL franchises

For a second consecutive season, the Washington Redskins rank third on Forbes' list of most valuable NFL franchises, which was released on Wednesday.

By Mike Jones  |  11:47 AM ET, 08/14/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  franchise finances, NFL

Posted at 03:02 PM ET, 08/12/2013

Brian Orakpo calls NFL's ban on customized face masks 'disheartening'

Redskins linebacker, who plans to appeal, says it's about more than looks. It's also about safety, he says.

By Mark Maske  |  03:02 PM ET, 08/12/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Brian Orakpo, Linebackers, NFL rules, uniforms

Posted at 04:43 PM ET, 08/03/2013

Redskins players wear thigh, knee pads during practice

NFL rule requiring such pads during games goes into effect this season.

By Mark Maske  |  04:43 PM ET, 08/03/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  NFL safety

Posted at 04:12 PM ET, 08/02/2013

Redskins use officiating visit to get option-play clarifications

If Robert Griffin III wants a late hit called on a defender just after he gets rid of the ball on an option play, he must make it clear he doesn't have the ball.

By Mark Maske  |  04:12 PM ET, 08/02/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  NFL officiating, offensive philosophy, read option, Training camp, zone read

Posted at 11:11 AM ET, 08/02/2013

Players, some grudgingly, accept new NFL rule requiring knee, thigh pads

"We've got to wear them. So there's no need in complaining," veteran wide receiver Donte Stallworth said of the requirement, which goes into effect this season after being approved by the league last year.

By Mark Maske  |  11:11 AM ET, 08/02/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  NFL safety

Posted at 03:22 PM ET, 07/31/2013

Pro Bowl teams will be chosen through draft

NFL also eliminates kickoffs in Pro Bowl as part of overhaul of the annual all-star exhibition game.

By Mark Maske  |  03:22 PM ET, 07/31/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  NFL, Pro Bowl

Posted at 12:35 PM ET, 05/28/2013

Next year's NFL draft scheduled for May 8-10

Commissioner Roger Goodell had said last week that next year's draft was moving from late April to May.

By Mark Maske  |  12:35 PM ET, 05/28/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  NFL draft

Posted at 01:26 PM ET, 05/22/2013

Work remains to be done in NFL's bid to revamp offseason calendar

Next year's NFL draft will be held in May. But the future of the draft beyond next year and other proposed changes to the sport's offseason calendar remain works in progress.

By Mark Maske  |  01:26 PM ET, 05/22/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  NFL offseason

Posted at 05:02 PM ET, 04/30/2013

Word around Washington: Reactions to the Redskins’ draft

What's being written about Washington's 2013 rookie class.

By Keith McMillan  |  05:02 PM ET, 04/30/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  NFL draft, Word around Washington

Posted at 06:17 PM ET, 04/29/2013

2013 NFL Draft Rewind: Grading the AFC

Mark Maske reviews how the AFC teams performed in the 2013 NFL draft.

By Mark Maske  |  06:17 PM ET, 04/29/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  NFL draft, nfl draft 2013

Posted at 03:01 PM ET, 04/29/2013

2013 NFL Draft Rewind: Grading the NFC

Mark Maske reviews how the NFC teams performed in the 2013 NFL draft.

By Mark Maske  |  03:01 PM ET, 04/29/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  NFL draft

Posted at 08:07 AM ET, 04/29/2013

What did you think of the Redskins' draft?

Given some time to digest it all, what's your feeling on Washington's draft class?

By Keith McMillan  |  08:07 AM ET, 04/29/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  nfl draft 2013, Redskins draft

Posted at 08:46 PM ET, 04/27/2013

Mike Shanahan talks Redskins draft picks

As the Redskins wrapped up its drafting Saturday night, their coach said he felt good about the collection of players acquired.

By Mike Jones  |  08:46 PM ET, 04/27/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  NFL draft, Redskins draft

Posted at 02:41 PM ET, 04/27/2013

Phillip Thomas: 'I feel like I'm going to be the steal of the draft'

As he watched and waited while more than a hundred players came off of the NFL draft board ahead of him, Fresno State safety Phillip Thomas fought to keep his emotions in check.

By Mike Jones  |  02:41 PM ET, 04/27/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  nfl draft 2013, Redskins draft

Posted at 01:31 PM ET, 04/27/2013

Redskins select Phillip Thomas in fourth round

By selecting the ball-hawking safety from Fresno State in the fourth round of the NFL draft, the Redskins turn their attention back to upgrading their secondary.

By Mike Jones  |  01:31 PM ET, 04/27/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  NFL draft, Redskins draft

Posted at 11:37 AM ET, 04/27/2013

NFL draft Day 3 -- Redskins still have some top prospects available at positions of need

With five picks (a fourth, two fifths, a sixth and seventh) on this final day of the draft, Washington should be able to meet more needs as quality players remain on the board.

By Mike Jones  |  11:37 AM ET, 04/27/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  NFL draft, Redskins draft

Posted at 12:11 AM ET, 04/27/2013

Mike Shanahan breaks down draft picks David Amerson, Jordan Reed

Mike Shanahan believes that in David Amerson and Jordan Reed, the Redskins have added two prospects that will establish themselves as playmakers on their respective sides of the ball.

By Mike Jones  |  12:11 AM ET, 04/27/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  nfl draft 2013, Redskins draft

Posted at 11:05 PM ET, 04/26/2013

Round 3 roundup: Glennon is third QB chosen; Barkley and Nassib still available

Quarterback have fallen off the board at the rate of one per round, but USC’s Matt Barkley and Syracuse’s Ryan Nassib have tumbled down the board.

By Mark Maske  |  11:05 PM ET, 04/26/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  nfl draft 2013

Posted at 10:04 PM ET, 04/26/2013

Redskins draft Florida tight end Jordan Reed in Round 3

Washington uses its third-round pick (85th overall) on Florida’s Jordan Reed, a 6-foot-2, 236 pound tight end who led the Gators with 45 catches last fall.

By Mike Jones  |  10:04 PM ET, 04/26/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  nfl draft 2013, Redskins draft

Posted at 09:35 PM ET, 04/26/2013

Second round roundup: Manti Te'o, Geno Smith chosen

Manti Te'o, Geno Smith chosen in second round of NFL draft

By Mark Maske  |  09:35 PM ET, 04/26/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  nfl draft 2013

Posted at 07:59 PM ET, 04/26/2013

Redskins draft cornerback David Amerson in Round 2 [updated]

By Mike Jones  |  07:59 PM ET, 04/26/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  NFL draft, nfl draft 2013, Redskins draft

Posted at 05:31 PM ET, 04/26/2013

NFL draft open thread & guide to Round 2

If you're just sitting down to join the NFL draft coverage, the Redskins get a chance to pick in Round 2, and several name players are still available as well.

By Keith McMillan  |  05:31 PM ET, 04/26/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  nfl draft 2013, Redskins draft

Posted at 11:36 AM ET, 04/26/2013

NFL draft: Alec Ogletree becomes part of Rams' compensation for Robert Griffin III trade

St. Louis takes the Georgia linebacker 30th after trading down from the 22nd pick they had received from the Redskins in 2012.

By Mark Maske  |  11:36 AM ET, 04/26/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  nfl draft 2013, Robert Griffin III, Robert Griffin III trade

Posted at 11:20 AM ET, 04/26/2013

NFL draft 2013: First-round winners and losers

NFL DRAFT | It was a good night for offensive linemen. As for quarterbacks, running backs and the Bills? Not so much.

By Mark Maske  |  11:20 AM ET, 04/26/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  nfl draft 2013

Posted at 11:01 AM ET, 04/26/2013

Manti Te'o, Geno Smith are second-round NFL draft focal points

NFL DRAFT | Manti Te'o, Geno Smith, Matt Barkley and Ryan Nassib are among the notable names who could be picked in tonight’s second round.

By Mark Maske  |  11:01 AM ET, 04/26/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  NFL draft, nfl draft 2013

Posted at 08:02 AM ET, 04/26/2013

NFL draft 2013 -- Who's left for the Redskins on Day 2

Let's take stock of who is available after Round 1, and who might slide to Washington at pick No. 51

By Keith McMillan  |  08:02 AM ET, 04/26/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  nfl draft 2013, Redskins draft

Posted at 07:58 PM ET, 04/25/2013

NFL Draft 2013 -- Live blog & other essential Round 1 links

Need to be pointed in the right direction on draft night? The Insider's got you.

By Keith McMillan  |  07:58 PM ET, 04/25/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  nfl draft 2013, Redskins draft

Posted at 01:22 PM ET, 04/25/2013

Another mock draft: If Fisher goes No. 1, how does that change things?

With rumors of the Chiefs perhaps settling on a different tackle with the first overall pick, the rest of the mock draft order shifts around some.

By Mark Maske  |  01:22 PM ET, 04/25/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  nfl draft 2013

Posted at 11:10 AM ET, 04/25/2013

Redskins do extensive homework on prospects with troubled pasts

when investigating a draft candidate with a sketchy background, Redskins coach Mike Shanahan said his staff does extensive work to gain as clear a picture as possible.

By Mike Jones  |  11:10 AM ET, 04/25/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  nfl draft 2013, Redskins draft

Posted at 08:08 AM ET, 04/25/2013

Who do Redskins fans not want to see drafted tonight?

The Redskins might be sitting out Round 1 of the draft, but fans can still enjoy tonight by watching to see who doesn't get picked, and remains available for Washington in Round 2.

By Keith McMillan  |  08:08 AM ET, 04/25/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  nfl draft 2013, Redskins draft

Posted at 04:17 PM ET, 04/24/2013

Redskins on sideline, but still plenty of first-round intrigue in NFL draft Thursday night

Will Manti Te'o be chosen Thursday night? Will any quarterbacks be taken? What will the Rams do with the pick they got from the Redskins? There is no shortage of storylines.

By Mark Maske  |  04:17 PM ET, 04/24/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  NFL draft, nfl draft 2013

Posted at 12:01 PM ET, 04/24/2013

How much draft-day movement can we expect from the Redskins?

Mike Shanahan's three-year history of Redskins drafts suggests that Washington won't stand pat during the three-day NFL draft.

By Keith McMillan  |  12:01 PM ET, 04/24/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  nfl draft 2013, Redskins draft

Posted at 07:20 AM ET, 04/24/2013

NFL draft 2013 position preview: Defensive linemen

Sharrif Floyd tops the class of defensive line prospects in this year's NFL draft.

By Mike Jones  |  07:20 AM ET, 04/24/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  nfl draft 2013

Posted at 04:45 PM ET, 04/23/2013

NFL draft 2013: Another shot at a mock draft

Mark Maske takes one final crack at predicting the first round in what looks to be a fluid, hard-to-predict draft.

By Mark Maske  |  04:45 PM ET, 04/23/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  nfl draft 2013

Posted at 07:01 AM ET, 04/23/2013

2013 NFL draft position preview: tight ends

The way teams are using tight ends in the NFL these days gives Notre Dame's Tyler Eifert and Stanford's Zach Ertz hope of being first-round picks.

By Mark Maske  |  07:01 AM ET, 04/23/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  NFL draft, nfl draft 2013, tight ends

Posted at 01:02 PM ET, 04/22/2013

Monday mail bag: Draft needs at corner, safety, tackle and more . . .

With Draft Weekend approaching, many of the topics on your minds are along those lines - the team's needs, the decision-making process, and how selections could impact the roster.

By Mike Jones  |  01:02 PM ET, 04/22/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Monday Mailbag, nfl draft 2013, Redskins draft

Posted at 11:34 AM ET, 04/22/2013

Should the Redskins trade draft picks this year for better ones next year?

The Redskins might be able to parlay this year's second-rounder into a first-rounder next year. Would it be worth the wait for Washington?

By Keith McMillan  |  11:34 AM ET, 04/22/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  nfl draft 2013, Redskins draft, Redskins draft needs

Posted at 07:02 AM ET, 04/22/2013

2013 NFL draft position preview: Pass rushers

Ezekiel "Ziggy" Ansah, who has only three seasons of experience playing football, has become a tantalizing but risky prospect expected to be among the first 10 players drafted.

By Mike Jones  |  07:02 AM ET, 04/22/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  defensive ends, NFL draft, outside linebackers

Posted at 07:02 AM ET, 04/21/2013

2013 NFL draft position preview: Wide receivers

The Redskins have more pressing needs early, but late in the draft, the value is there at wide receiver.

By Mark Maske  |  07:02 AM ET, 04/21/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  NFL draft, Wide Receivers

Posted at 07:02 AM ET, 04/20/2013

2013 NFL draft position preview: Inside linebackers

Will Notre Dame's Manti Teo be taken in the first round?

By Mike Jones  |  07:02 AM ET, 04/20/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Linebackers, NFL draft

Posted at 08:14 PM ET, 04/18/2013

The Redskins' 2013 schedule [updated]

We've known Washington's opponents, but here's the full Redskins schedule, with prime time appearances and the six division games included.

By Keith McMillan  |  08:14 PM ET, 04/18/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  NFL schedule, Redskins schedule 2013

Posted at 12:44 PM ET, 04/18/2013

Redskins open the season on Monday night vs. Eagles, per Adam Carriker

Per defensive end Adam Carriker, the Redskins will open the season on Monday Night Football against the Eagles.

By Keith McMillan  |  12:44 PM ET, 04/18/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  NFL schedule, Redskins schedule 2013, Redskins vs. Eagles

Posted at 11:30 AM ET, 04/18/2013

Which Redskins games should go prime time?

When the NFL schedule is released later tonight, which of the Redskins' key matchups should be played for a national audience on a Monday, Thursday or a Sunday night?

By Keith McMillan  |  11:30 AM ET, 04/18/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  NFL schedule, Opening kick, Redskins schedule 2013

Posted at 07:01 AM ET, 04/18/2013

2013 NFL draft position preview: Running backs

The Rams got a haul of picks last season when the Redskins moved up to draft Robert Griffin III. One of those picks could go towards replacing RB Steven Jackson with Eddie Lacy.

By Mark Maske  |  07:01 AM ET, 04/18/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  NFL draft, Running backs

Posted at 11:53 AM ET, 04/17/2013

Redskins announce preseason game dates and times

The Redskins finalize and announce dates and times for their preseason games.

By Mike Jones  |  11:53 AM ET, 04/17/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  2013 Schedule, NFL schedule, Preseason schedule, Redskins schedule, Redskins schedule 2013

Posted at 07:01 AM ET, 04/17/2013

2013 NFL draft position preview: Cornerbacks

Dee Millner heads class, but after scare last fall, Houston’s D.J. Hayden could be there for Redskins.

By Mike Jones  |  07:01 AM ET, 04/17/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Injuries, NFL draft, Secondary

Posted at 02:32 PM ET, 04/16/2013

NFL's offseason calendar unlikely to change

The NFL would like to change the offseason calendar, including pushing back free agency, but the union is unlikely to agree.

By Mark Maske  |  02:32 PM ET, 04/16/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  NFL, NFL schedule, offseason

Posted at 07:02 AM ET, 04/16/2013

2013 NFL draft position preview: Offensive line

There's not a lot of flash at the top of the draft, but there are top-notch tackles, none of whom will likely end up as Redskins.

By Mark Maske  |  07:02 AM ET, 04/16/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  NFL draft

Posted at 07:01 AM ET, 04/15/2013

2013 NFL draft position preview: Safeties

The Redskins' need at safety matches well with a deep draft class at the position.

By Mike Jones  |  07:01 AM ET, 04/15/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  NFL draft

Posted at 01:45 PM ET, 04/12/2013

Redskins draft: The depth chart as it currently stands

The Washington Redskins long have been expected to address last year's struggling secondary early in this month's NFL Draft.

By Mike Jones  |  01:45 PM ET, 04/12/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  NFL draft, Redskins draft needs

Posted at 02:11 PM ET, 04/10/2013

A roundup of the Redskins in mock drafts

No matter who's doing the mocking, folks projecting the NFL draft tend to see the Redskins ending up with a corner or a safety at pick No. 51.

By Keith McMillan  |  02:11 PM ET, 04/10/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  mock drafts, NFL draft

Posted at 10:19 AM ET, 04/10/2013

Draft prospects Amerson, Thomas, Williams visiting Redskins Wednesday

The Washington Redskins were scheduled to host North Carolina State cornerback David Amerson and Fresno State safety Phillip Thomas for pre-draft visits, two people with knowledge of the situation confirmed.

By Mike Jones  |  10:19 AM ET, 04/10/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  cornerbacks, NFL draft, Safeties, Secondary

Posted at 04:11 PM ET, 04/05/2013

NFL Draft: Kiper projects UConn's Blidi Wreh-Wilson to Redskins in second round

With less than a month remaining before the NFL Draft, ESPN analyst Mel Kiper predicts that the Redskins will select UConn cornerback Blidi Wreh-Wilson with the 51st pick of the draft.

By Mike Jones  |  04:11 PM ET, 04/05/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  NFL draft

Posted at 12:30 PM ET, 04/04/2013

NFL finds no specific violations in investigation of scouting combine questions

League leaves open possibility of taking action in the future if evidence of wrongdoing surfaces.

By Mark Maske  |  12:30 PM ET, 04/04/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  NFL scouting combine

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

Redskins to host FIU safety Johnathan Cyprien for pre-draft visit

The Washington Redskins will host Florida International safety Johnathan Cyprien for a pre-draft visit this month, a person with knowledge of the situation said.

By Mike Jones  |  12:02 PM ET, 04/02/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  NFL draft

Posted at 08:24 AM ET, 04/01/2013

Let's Kick It Again and a look at Washington's draft history

As the Opening Kick returns, it looks at a few different draft analyses, and finds that no matter how you slice it, the Redskins need to draft better.

By Keith McMillan  |  08:24 AM ET, 04/01/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  NFL draft, Opening kick, Redskins draft

Posted at 01:08 PM ET, 03/29/2013

Defensive backs Brandon McGee, Duke Williams draw pre-draft interest from Redskins

.The defensive backs are projected to go in the middle rounds of the 2013 NFL draft

By Mike Jones  |  01:08 PM ET, 03/29/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  NFL draft, Redskins, Redskins defensive backs, Redskins draft

Posted at 04:15 PM ET, 03/22/2013

Ravens to play NFL's season-opening game on the road

Ravens to play on road in NFL season opener

By Mark Maske  |  04:15 PM ET, 03/22/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  NFL season opener

Posted at 12:37 PM ET, 03/20/2013

NFL restricts use of helmet by ball-carriers, tacklers

Ball carriers and tacklers won't be allowed to lower their heads to strike an opponent inside the tackle box

By Mark Maske  |  12:37 PM ET, 03/20/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Helmet safety rule, NFL, NFL concussions, NFL safety

Posted at 12:33 PM ET, 03/20/2013

NFL bids less-than-fond farewell to 'tuck rule'

Infamous play in Patriots-Raiders playoff game would now be considered a fumble.

By Mark Maske  |  12:33 PM ET, 03/20/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  New England Patriots, NFL, NFL rule change, Oakland Raiders, tuck rule

Posted at 07:25 PM ET, 03/19/2013

NFL questions union's survey on care by team physicians

John York, owner of the 49ers and head of an NFL medical committee, says "there's no one in the NFL that's seen the survey."

By Mark Maske  |  07:25 PM ET, 03/19/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  NFL league meeting

Posted at 05:31 PM ET, 03/19/2013

Tuck rule expected to die, but concerns expressed about helmet proposal

Helmet safety rule likely to be difficult on officials

By Mark Maske  |  05:31 PM ET, 03/19/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  NFL, NFL league meeting, NFL safety

Posted at 03:05 PM ET, 03/19/2013

NFL owners approve blocking rules

Teams won't be able to overload line on field goals and extra points.

By Mark Maske  |  03:05 PM ET, 03/19/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  NFL, NFL blocking, NFL safety

Posted at 09:10 PM ET, 03/18/2013

No compensatory draft picks for Redskins

Picks are awarded by the NFL based on a formula evaluating gains and losses in free agency the previous year.

By Mark Maske  |  09:10 PM ET, 03/18/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  NFL draft, NFL league meeting

Posted at 09:03 PM ET, 03/18/2013

Demise of NFL tuck rule could be at hand

Owners could vote as soon as Tuesday and the proposal to eliminate the tuck rule is said to have been "well received" so far.

By Mark Maske  |  09:03 PM ET, 03/18/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  NFL league meeting

Posted at 07:30 PM ET, 03/18/2013

Roger Goodell says NFL has provided training against teams asking prospects about sexual orientation

The commissioner calls reported questioning at the NFL Scouting Combine about a player's sexual orientation "unacceptable" and says league "will do things the right way."

By Mark Maske  |  07:30 PM ET, 03/18/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  NFL scouting combine

Posted at 12:29 PM ET, 03/18/2013

NFL having trouble scheduling season opener in Baltimore because of Orioles conflict

Ravens would host the game Sept. 5 but Orioles already have a home game scheduled that night.

By Mark Maske  |  12:29 PM ET, 03/18/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Baltimore Ravens, NFL, NFL season opener

Posted at 11:34 AM ET, 03/15/2013

NFL opts to stick with Thursday night for season opener in Baltimore

A second straight Wednesday night season-opening game is ruled out because of a conflict with Rosh Hashanah, according to a person familiar with situation.

By Mark Maske  |  11:34 AM ET, 03/15/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  NFL schedule

Posted at 08:14 PM ET, 03/14/2013

NFL leaves open possibility of another Wednesday night season-opening game

Competition committee moves up final roster cut-down deadline by a day for a second straight year, just in case. Last season's opener was played on a Wednesday to avoid conflicting with President Obama's speech.

By Mark Maske  |  08:14 PM ET, 03/14/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  NFL season opener

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

NFL competition committee proposing to eliminate tuck rule (updated)

The proposal would have to be ratified by at least 24 of the 32 NFL teams.

By Mark Maske  |  04:04 PM ET, 03/14/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  NFL league meeting

Posted at 01:59 PM ET, 03/14/2013

N.Y. attorney general seeks clarification from NFL about scouting combine incident

Eric Schneiderman seeks meeting with league investigators looking into whether player or players were asked about their sexual orientation during team-by-team interviews.

By Mark Maske  |  01:59 PM ET, 03/14/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  NFL scouting combine

Posted at 12:31 PM ET, 03/12/2013

NFL competition committee won't recommend expanding playoff field in 2013 season (updated)

The committee is expected to give a report to the owners at this month's annual league meeting on expanding the playoff field, but is not expected to endorse the measure for the upcoming season.

By Mark Maske  |  12:31 PM ET, 03/12/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  NFL playoffs

Posted at 11:20 AM ET, 03/08/2013

What will the next four days hold for NFL teams and free agents?

Teams, agents and players gear up as the new free agent negotiation window opens at midnight.

By Mike Jones  |  11:20 AM ET, 03/08/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  DeAngelo Hall, Free agents, Lorenzo Alexander, NFL free agency, Redskins, Santana Moss

Posted at 03:26 PM ET, 02/27/2013

NFL to look into player's allegation that he was asked about sexual orientation at combine

Colorado tight end Nick Kasa said in radio interview this week he was asked by a team, "Do you like girls?"

By Mark Maske  |  03:26 PM ET, 02/27/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  NFL Combine, NFL scouting combine

Posted at 03:16 PM ET, 02/26/2013

Tyrann Mathieu has another solid showing at combine, this time on the field

Looking still to cement themselves in the minds of NFL talent evaluators as some of the best at their position, cornerbacks and safeties had their day on the field Tuesday.

By Mike Jones  |  03:16 PM ET, 02/26/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  NFL scouting combine

Posted at 12:17 PM ET, 02/25/2013

Johnathan Cyprien looks to become the next small-school player to shine in the NFL

Florida International University safety is determined to prove he is the best player at his position at the NFL combine

By Mike Jones  |  12:17 PM ET, 02/25/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  NFL scouting combine, Redskins draft, Redskins prospects, Redskins Roster

Posted at 04:06 PM ET, 02/24/2013

Tyrann Mathieu moves on from 'The Honey Badger' and drug habit, hoping for shot in the NFL

A seemingly humble and rather candid Tyrann Mathieu says his main message to NFL teams is that he has learned from his mistakes.

By Mike Jones  |  04:06 PM ET, 02/24/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  NFL scouting combine

Posted at 11:18 AM ET, 02/24/2013

Wide receivers Tavon Austin, Marquise Goodwin post eye-catching 40 times at NFL Scouting Combine

Each is timed unofficially at 4.25 seconds, just off Chris Johnson's combine record of 4.24.

By Mark Maske  |  11:18 AM ET, 02/24/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  NFL scouting combine

Posted at 11:02 AM ET, 02/24/2013

Maryland TE Matt Furstenburg puts himself on the radar at NFL combine

The former Terp reported to Indianapolis last week for the scouting combine well aware that he needed a good showing to help increase his draft stock.

By Mike Jones  |  11:02 AM ET, 02/24/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  NFL scouting combine

Posted at 03:40 PM ET, 02/23/2013

Manti Te'o says at NFL combine that he has 'answered everything I could' about hoax

The former Notre Dame linebacker addresses members of the media for close to 15 minutes at the NFL scouting combine.

By Mark Maske  |  03:40 PM ET, 02/23/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Manti Te'o, NFL scouting combine

Posted at 01:04 PM ET, 02/23/2013

Tackles Terron Armstead, Lane Johnson turn heads in 40-yard dash at NFL combine

As the 40-yard dash got underway, it didn't take time for someone to impress.

By Mike Jones  |  01:04 PM ET, 02/23/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  NFL Combine, NFL scouting combine

Posted at 11:20 AM ET, 02/23/2013

Manti Te'o scheduled to address media at NFL scouting combine

On- and off-field performance of former Notre Dame star linebacker will be scrutinzed closely in wake of girlfriend-hoax controversy.

By Mark Maske  |  11:20 AM ET, 02/23/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  NFL scouting combine

Posted at 06:25 PM ET, 02/22/2013

Virginia Tech's Corey Fuller following in brother's footsteps to NFL

Receiver's older brother Vince was an NFL defensive back for eight years

By Mike Jones  |  06:25 PM ET, 02/22/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Corey Fuller, NFL Combine

Posted at 04:08 PM ET, 02/22/2013

Standards higher for rookie QBs after Griffin, Luck, Wilson

Expectations high for NFL rookie quarterbacks

By Mark Maske  |  04:08 PM ET, 02/22/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  NFL draft, NFL scouting combine, Quarterbacks

Posted at 10:36 AM ET, 02/22/2013

Syracuse OT Justin Pugh aims to sell his versatility to NFL teams

As he looks to impress NFL officials, coaches and scouts at football's Scouting Combine, Syracuse offensive tackle hopes that versatility stands out as one of his best traits.

By Mike Jones  |  10:36 AM ET, 02/22/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Jordan Pugh, NFL Combine, Redskins

Posted at 09:38 AM ET, 02/22/2013

NFL players' union not likely to approve later free agency

Players generally want to know as soon as possible where they'll be playing the following season

By Mark Maske  |  09:38 AM ET, 02/22/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  NFL, NFL schedule, NFL scouting combine

Posted at 10:03 PM ET, 02/21/2013

NFL considers pushing back combine, free agency, draft in future years

Proposed changes to calendar would put scouting combine in early March, opening of free agent market in early April and the NFL draft in early May.

By Mark Maske  |  10:03 PM ET, 02/21/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  NFL scouting combine

Posted at 03:32 PM ET, 02/21/2013

NFL's competition committee discusses possible expansion of playoff field

One playoff team could be added in each conference. It's also possible that the preseason could be shortened from four games to two.

By Mark Maske  |  03:32 PM ET, 02/21/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  NFL playoffs

Posted at 10:20 AM ET, 02/21/2013

NFL Scouting Combine getting underway

Tight ends, offensive linemen and special teams players got to town on Wednesday, and today, those same player groups descend on Lucas Oil Stadium for measurements, medical examinations, interviews and team interviews.

By Mike Jones  |  10:20 AM ET, 02/21/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  NFL Combine

Posted at 08:02 PM ET, 02/18/2013

Mike Mayock: Safety Johnathan Cyprien 'makes a lot of sense' for Redskins

Mike Mayock believes that the Redskins are capable of getting an impact safety with their first pick of the draft (51st overall).

By Mike Jones  |  08:02 PM ET, 02/18/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  NFL Combine, NFL draft

Posted at 10:59 AM ET, 02/18/2013

NFL to use new aptitude test for players at scouting combine

NFL's new test, developed with the help of Washington attorney Cyrus Mehri, will not replace the Wonderlic intelligence test but is designed to complement the Wonderlic.

By Mark Maske  |  10:59 AM ET, 02/18/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  NFL scouting combine

Posted at 04:27 PM ET, 02/15/2013

Roger Goodell's income reportedly tops $29 million

Commissioner's compensation reportedly tripled from 2010 to 2011

By Mark Maske  |  04:27 PM ET, 02/15/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  NFL, Roger Goodell

Posted at 01:27 PM ET, 01/24/2013

Redskins scouts lay groundwork for draft evaluations at Senior Bowl

The college football all-star game will give the team's player personnel officials a jump-start on the combine.

By Mike Jones  |  01:27 PM ET, 01/24/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  NFL draft, Senior Bowl

Posted at 11:05 AM ET, 01/24/2013

Fresno State safety Phillip Thomas on track to achieve NFL dream

After a successful career as a safety at Fresno State, Phillip Thomas is three months away from reaching his dream of playing for the NFL.

By Mike Jones  |  11:05 AM ET, 01/24/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  NFL draft, Senior Bowl

Posted at 03:43 PM ET, 01/23/2013

Michigan's Denard Robinson working to learn new positions

The Michigan standout is auditioning at positions other than quarterback in front of NFL scouts.

By Mike Jones  |  03:43 PM ET, 01/23/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  NFL draft, Senior Bowl

Posted at 10:47 AM ET, 01/23/2013

Virginia OT Oday Aboushi looks to show he is a promising NFL prospect

An early invite to the Senior Bowl, Aboushi has been solid during this week's practices.

By Mike Jones  |  10:47 AM ET, 01/23/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  NFL draft, Redskins prospects, Senior Bowl

Posted at 09:32 AM ET, 01/23/2013

Senior Bowl: South practices notes and observations

The team's scouting department take notes on the Senior Bowl crop of cornerback and safeties.

By Mike Jones  |  09:32 AM ET, 01/23/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  NFL draft, Senior Bowl

Posted at 05:26 PM ET, 01/22/2013

Diversity group seeks expansion of NFL's Rooney Rule to cover coordinator jobs

No minority candidates were hired for eight head coaching or seven general manager vacancies recently filled by NFL teams.

By Mark Maske  |  05:26 PM ET, 01/22/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  NFL coaches, NFL diversity

Posted at 02:47 PM ET, 01/22/2013

Senior Bowl: North practice notes and observations

Some defensive backs and offensive linemen show potential to meet Redskins needs.

By Mike Jones  |  02:47 PM ET, 01/22/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  NFL draft, Redskins, Senior Bowl

Posted at 12:39 PM ET, 01/22/2013

USC safety T.J. McDonald: Lessons from father, Monte Kiffin provide head start

Son of 49ers safety Tim McDonald feels he has a head start.

By Mike Jones  |  12:39 PM ET, 01/22/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  NFL draft, Senior Bowl

Posted at 10:46 AM ET, 01/22/2013

J.J. Wilcox, late bloomer and NFL prospect, aims to display his potential

As he surveyed the talent around him during the first practices at the Senior Bowl on Monday, J.J. Wilcox almost didn't feel like it was real.

By Mike Jones  |  10:46 AM ET, 01/22/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  NFL draft, Senior Bowl

Posted at 01:43 PM ET, 01/18/2013

Manti Te'o: NFL draft analysts say it's too early to tell how hoax will affect his standing

Of the many questions raised by the bizarre incident involving Manti Te'o, one centers on how it will impact the Notre Dame linebacker's draft stock.

By Mike Jones  |  01:43 PM ET, 01/18/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  NFL draft

Posted at 01:23 PM ET, 01/16/2013

Redskins' draft: Mel Kiper sees safeties, corner, tackles within Washington's reach

Washington's first pick is the 22nd choice of the second round.

By Mike Jones  |  01:23 PM ET, 01/16/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  NFL draft, Redskins

Posted at 11:02 PM ET, 01/05/2013

Redskins-Seahawks winner will play Atlanta Falcons next Sunday at 1 p.m.

The Packers' first-round playoff victory over the Vikings means either Washington or Seattle will travel to Atlanta next weekend to play for a spot in the NFC championship.

By Mark Maske  |  11:02 PM ET, 01/05/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  NFL playoffs, Redskins-Seahawks

Posted at 12:37 PM ET, 12/17/2012

Redskins announce playoff ticket plan

The Redskins announced Monday that season-ticket holders will be able to purchase tickets to the first round of the playoffs starting Thursday, Dec. 27.

By Mike Jones  |  12:37 PM ET, 12/17/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  NFL playoffs, playoff chase, Playoffs, Tickets