The Insider: Quarterbacks


Posted at 11:40 AM ET, 04/03/2014

Redskins add third quarterback in Colt McCoy

Washington adds the former Cleveland Brown and San Francisco 49er, presumably to back up Robert Griffin III and Kirk Cousins.

By Mike Jones  |  11:40 AM ET, 04/03/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Colt McCoy, free agency, Quarterbacks, Roster moves

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 04:05 PM ET, 03/26/2014

Redskins haven’t received calls on Kirk Cousins

The coach also said that the team believes it’s wise to hang onto Cousins as an insurance policy for Robert Griffin III.

By Mike Jones  |  04:05 PM ET, 03/26/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Jay Gruden, Kirk Cousins, owners meetings, Quarterbacks

Posted at 12:22 PM ET, 03/13/2014

A Kirk Cousins trade remains unlikely

Quarterback maintains that while he would like to start, he won’t demand a trade and will remain professional.

By Mike Jones and Mark Maske  |  12:22 PM ET, 03/13/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Kirk Cousins, Quarterbacks, trades

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 02/04/2014

Which quarterbacks would you trade Robert Griffin III for?

In light of a second-year quarterback Russell Wilson’s Super Bowl title, where does Robert Griffin III stand in the pantheon of NFL signal callers?

By Keith McMillan  |  07:00 AM ET, 02/04/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Opening kick, Quarterbacks

Posted at 05:45 PM ET, 02/02/2014

Redskins quarterback Kirk Cousins has not requested a trade

Kirk Cousins says he is open to going to another team, but is in no rush.

By Mike Jones  |  05:45 PM ET, 02/02/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Kirk Cousins, Quarterbacks, trades

Posted at 12:20 PM ET, 01/23/2014

Matt LaFleur hired as Notre Dame quarterbacks coach

Former Washington Redskins quarterbacks coach Matt LaFleur has accepted a position on Notre Dame’s coaching staff, a person with knowledge of the situation confirmed on Friday.

By Mike Jones  |  12:20 PM ET, 01/23/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  coaches, Quarterbacks

Posted at 07:11 PM ET, 01/22/2014

Doug Williams might rejoin Redskins in front office job

A source says ‘there’s a very good chance of that,’ but Williams and Redskins General Manager Bruce Allen do not respond to requests for comment. The timing of such a potential move is unclear.

By Mark Maske  |  07:11 PM ET, 01/22/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Front office, Quarterbacks

Posted at 03:51 PM ET, 01/22/2014

Virginia Tech’s Logan Thomas tries to show consistency at Senior Bowl

Logan Thomas had an up-and-down career at Virginia Tech, but his size makes him stand out in Mobile, so he needs to prove he can be a consistent passer.

By Mike Jones  |  03:51 PM ET, 01/22/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Quarterbacks, Senior Bowl

Posted at 11:14 AM ET, 01/10/2014

Cousins encouraged by Gruden selection, McVay’s role

Backup quarterback Kirk Cousins sees similarities in Jay Gruden’s offense.

By Mike Jones  |  11:14 AM ET, 01/10/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Jay Gruden, Kirk Cousins, Kirk Cousins; Jay Gruden; Redskins; quarterback, Quarterbacks

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 12/19/2013

Kirk Cousins tries to build off successes from first start, reduce mistakes

Making his second start this season, the Washington quarterback says he’s got improvements to make and can’t worry about the future yet.

By Mark Maske  |  07:00 AM ET, 12/19/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Kirk Cousins, Quarterbacks, Redskins vs. Cowboys, Week 16

Posted at 05:15 PM ET, 12/16/2013

Robert Griffin III ‘clearly’ remains Redskins’ starter but ‘legitimate competition’ needed, Mike Shanahan says

A day after Kirk Cousins throws for 381 yards, coach says, “It’s one game. That’s all it is.”

By Mark Maske  |  05:15 PM ET, 12/16/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Kirk Cousins, Mike Shanahan, Quarterbacks, Robert Griffin III, video, Week 16

Posted at 02:00 PM ET, 12/16/2013

Kirk Cousins: Positives and negatives from his performance against the Falcons

Kirk Cousins did some things really well, and flashed some bad habits, in his first start of the season Sunday against Atlanta. Mark Bullock examines.

By Mark Bullock  |  02:00 PM ET, 12/16/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Kirk Cousins, Quarterbacks, Redskins vs. Falcons, The Outsider, Week 15

Posted at 12:00 PM ET, 12/16/2013

Redskins were happy with Kirk Cousins’s start

Josh Morgan, Santana Moss and Fred Davis had positive things to say about Kirk Cousins after Sunday’s game. Here’s the video.

By Keith McMillan  |  12:00 PM ET, 12/16/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Kirk Cousins, Quarterbacks, Redskins vs. Falcons, video, Week 15

Posted at 06:20 PM ET, 12/15/2013

Griffin, inactive but in good spirits, tries to help however he can

Robert Griffin III went from being the starter last week to inactive against the Falcons, so he adjusted to the role of being a supporting cast member.

By Mike Jones  |  06:20 PM ET, 12/15/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Kirk Cousins, Quarterbacks, Redskins vs. Falcons, Rex Grossman, Robert Griffin III, Week 15

Posted at 04:22 PM ET, 12/12/2013

Santana Moss says playing Kirk Cousins now is ‘almost like setting a guy up for failure’

Wide receiver also says, “He don’t play as well, then you’re gonna say, ‘Well, should he have been in there?’ “

By Mark Maske  |  04:22 PM ET, 12/12/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Kirk Cousins, Quarterbacks, Redskins vs. Falcons, Robert Griffin III, Santana Moss, Week 15

Posted at 11:44 AM ET, 12/12/2013

A look at Kirk Cousins’s flaws and attributes, including some things he does better than Robert Griffin III

Mark Bullock examines what Kirk Cousins brings to the table, including some things that Robert Griffin III does not, as the former backup quarterback prepares to start the Redskins’ final three games.

By Mark Bullock  |  11:44 AM ET, 12/12/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Kirk Cousins, Quarterbacks, Redskins vs. Falcons, Robert Griffin III, The Outsider, Week 15

Posted at 05:55 PM ET, 12/11/2013

Kirk Cousins says Robert Griffin III remains the Redskins’ franchise quarterback

Kirk Cousins said he’ll approach the final three games this season as an opportunity, but that common sense says Robert Griffin III is still the franchise quarterback.

By Mark Maske  |  05:55 PM ET, 12/11/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Daniel Snyder, Kirk Cousins, Mike Shanahan, Quarterbacks, Redskins vs. Falcons, Robert Griffin III, video, Week 15

Posted at 03:27 PM ET, 12/11/2013

Mike Shanahan says Daniel Snyder, Bruce Allen on board with benching of Robert Griffin III [updated]

Coach Mike Shanahan said he discussed the benching of the quarterback with Redskins owner Daniel Snyder and General Manager Bruce Allen before putting the plan into effect.

By Mark Maske  |  03:27 PM ET, 12/11/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bruce Allen, Daniel Snyder, Kirk Cousins, Mike Shanahan, Quarterbacks, Redskins vs. Falcons, Robert Griffin III, Week 15

Posted at 03:13 PM ET, 12/11/2013

Robert Griffin III tries to remain positive despite demotion

Robert Griffin III did his best to put on a strong, positive front as he faced the media hours after getting benched for the final three games of the season.

By Mike Jones  |  03:13 PM ET, 12/11/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Kirk Cousins, Mike Shanahan, Quarterbacks, Redskins vs. Falcons, Rex Grossman, Robert Griffin III, video, Week 15

Posted at 01:35 PM ET, 12/11/2013

At the podium: Kirk Cousins, Robert Griffin III and Mike Shanahan [updated]

Both Redskins quarterbacks meets with members of the media on Wednesday.

By Keith McMillan  |  01:35 PM ET, 12/11/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Kirk Cousins, Mike Shanahan, news conferences, Quarterbacks, Redskins vs. Falcons, Robert Griffin III, Week 15

Posted at 12:48 PM ET, 12/11/2013

Kirk Cousins practices with Redskins’ first team

Kirk Cousins, announced earlier Wednesday morning as Sunday’s starter over Robert Griffin III, took first-team snaps. Rex Grossman worked as No. 2 QB.

By Mark Maske  |  12:48 PM ET, 12/11/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Kirk Cousins, Quarterbacks, Redskins vs. Falcons, Rex Grossman, Robert Griffin III, Week 15

Posted at 09:35 AM ET, 12/11/2013

Redskins will start Kirk Cousins over Robert Griffin III Sunday [updated]

The Redskins are starting quarterback Kirk Cousins in place of Robert Griffin III on Sunday in Atlanta.

By Mark Maske and Mike Jones  |  09:35 AM ET, 12/11/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Kirk Cousins, Mike Shanahan, Quarterbacks, Redskins vs. Falcons, Rex Grossman, Robert Griffin III, video, Week 15

Posted at 01:16 PM ET, 12/10/2013

Daniel Snyder won’t intervene in Redskins’ quarterback decision [updated]

Daniel Snyder will not intervene in the coach’s decision on whether to sit quarterback Robert Griffin III.

By Mark Maske  |  01:16 PM ET, 12/10/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Daniel Snyder, Kirk Cousins, Mike Shanahan, Quarterbacks, Redskins vs. Falcons, Robert Griffin III, video, Week 15

Posted at 05:38 PM ET, 12/09/2013

Mike Shanahan says he’s leaning toward benching Robert Griffin III

Redskins coach Mike Shanahan said he is considering benching quarterback Robert Griffin III for the remainder of the season.

By Mike Jones  |  05:38 PM ET, 12/09/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Kirk Cousins, Mike Shanahan, Quarterbacks, Redskins vs. Falcons, Robert Griffin III, Week 15

Posted at 07:00 PM ET, 12/08/2013

Griffin understood reasons for Shanahan putting in Cousins

With his team down 38-10, Mike Shanahan told Robert Griffin III he was coming out, and the quarterback was okay with it.

By Mike Jones  |  07:00 PM ET, 12/08/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Kirk Cousins, Mike Shanahan, Quarterbacks, Redskins vs. Chiefs, Robert Griffin III, video, Week 14

Posted at 08:00 AM ET, 12/05/2013

Griffin aims to improve in final four games, disagrees with notion he should sit

Although the Redskins can’t make the playoffs, Robert Griffin III said his approach will remain the same.

By Mike Jones  |  08:00 AM ET, 12/05/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Quarterbacks, Robert Griffin III, Week 14

Posted at 07:00 PM ET, 12/04/2013

Kirk Cousins says he understands that Robert Griffin III needs to play

Backup quarterback says he’s had no conversations with coaches about getting playing time down the stretch.

By Mark Maske  |  07:00 PM ET, 12/04/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Kirk Cousins, Quarterbacks, Robert Griffin III, Week 14

Posted at 12:45 PM ET, 12/02/2013

Redskins position-by-position review: Ups and downs against Giants

There were a few standouts against the Giants, some for good reasons and some for not-so-good ones.

By Mark Bullock  |  12:45 PM ET, 12/02/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Aldrick Robinson, Chris Baker, Chris Chester, cornerbacks, defensive line, inside linebackers, Offensive line, outside linebackers, Quarterbacks, Redskins vs. Giants, Running backs, Safeties, The Outsider, tight ends, Week 13, Wide Receivers

Posted at 01:59 PM ET, 11/26/2013

Redskins position-by-position review: The 49ers’ defense dominated

Mark Bullock looks at the different ways the San Francisco defense gave the offense problems, and how defensive players, like Brian Orakpo and Jarvis Jenkins, actually played pretty well.

By Mark Bullock  |  01:59 PM ET, 11/26/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Aldrick Robinson, barry cofield, Brian Orakpo, cornerbacks, DeAngelo Hall, defensive line, inside linebackers, Jarvis Jenkins, Josh Wilson, Linebackers, Offensive line, outside linebackers, Perry Riley, Quarterbacks, Redskins vs. 49ers, Robert Griffin III, Running backs, Safeties, Secondary, The Outsider, tight ends, Trent Williams, Tyler Polumbus, Week 13, Wide Receivers

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 11/20/2013

Robert Griffin III is struggling with his mechanics and missing opportunities

A look at why Robert Griffin III is struggling throwing the ball. Sometimes it’s hesitation when a receiver is coming open, sometimes it’s poor mechanics.

By Mark Bullock  |  07:00 AM ET, 11/20/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Mike Shanahan, Quarterbacks, Robert Griffin III, The Outsider, Week 12

Posted at 05:45 PM ET, 11/18/2013

Shanahan never considered benching Griffin

“You’ve got to make a decision that gives you the best chance to win,” the coach said, “and that’s the reason why Robert was in there.”

By Kent Babb  |  05:45 PM ET, 11/18/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Mike Shanahan, Quarterbacks, Redskins vs. Eagles, Robert Griffin III, Week 11

Posted at 12:55 PM ET, 11/18/2013

Position-by-position review: Was it Robert Griffin III’s worst game?

Mark Bullock takes a closer look at Robert Griffin III, Brian Orakpo, David Amerson and the offensive line.

By Mark Bullock  |  12:55 PM ET, 11/18/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Alfred Morris, Brandon Meriweather, Brian Orakpo, cornerbacks, David Amerson, defensive line, inside linebackers, Offensive line, outside linebackers, Quarterbacks, Redskins vs. Eagles, Reed Doughty, Robert Griffin III, Running backs, Safeties, The Outsider, tight ends, Week 11, Wide Receivers

Posted at 10:19 AM ET, 11/08/2013

Redskins position-by-position review: How it started well and went wrong vs. the Vikings

A detailed look at what went well on Thursday night, and where Washington gave up the plays to Minnesota that cost them the game.

By Mark Bullock  |  10:19 AM ET, 11/08/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  cornerbacks, defensive line, inside linenbackers, Offensive line, outside linebackers, Quarterbacks, Redskins vs. Vikings, Running backs, Safeties, The Outsider, tight ends, Week 10, Wide Receivers

Posted at 11:47 AM ET, 11/05/2013

Redskins mailbag: Offensive line depth, Rex Grossman and the name

It’s a quick turnaround for the Washington Redskins, who today jam in a practice, have a walk-through on Wednesday and then fly to Minnesota where they’ll face the 1-7 Vikings at 8:25 p.m. Thursday.

By Mike Jones  |  11:47 AM ET, 11/05/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  brandon jenkins, josh leribeus, Mailbag, Offensive line, Quarterbacks, Rex Grossman, Tanard Jackson

Posted at 11:32 AM ET, 11/04/2013

Redskins’ position-by-position review: How the option opens up other plays

A look at how the option opened up big plays for the Redskins, and how each position group performed against the Chargers.

By Mark Bullock  |  11:32 AM ET, 11/04/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  cornerbacks, defensive line, inside linebackers, Offensive line, outside linebackers, Quarterbacks, Redskins vs. Chargers, Running backs, Safeties, special teams, The Outsider, tight ends, Week 9, Wide Receivers

Posted at 04:32 PM ET, 10/30/2013

Griffin practices fully; injury to left knee called a ‘non-issue’

Quarterback left last Sunday’s game in Denver after hurting knee on fourth-quarter hit.

By Mark Maske  |  04:32 PM ET, 10/30/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Injuries, Quarterbacks, Redskins vs. Chargers, Robert Griffin III

Posted at 02:47 PM ET, 10/30/2013

Cousins not satisfied with performance in first appearance of season

‘Any time you throw an interception, you’re not gonna like your performance,’ Redskins backup quarterback says of last Sunday’s relief outing in Denver.

By Mark Maske  |  02:47 PM ET, 10/30/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Kirk Cousins, Quarterbacks, Redskins vs. Broncos

Posted at 03:48 PM ET, 10/29/2013

On Griffin and the deep ball, and his incomplete passes

Do the numbers support what Chris Cooley is saying about Robert Griffin III pressing to make big plays?

By Keith McMillan  |  03:48 PM ET, 10/29/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Quarterbacks, Robert Griffin III, Statistical analysis, tight ends, Wide Receivers

Posted at 12:22 PM ET, 10/28/2013

The Outsider: Position-by-position review of the Redskins 45-21 loss to the Broncos

A close look at which players and position groups played well against Denver, and where the problems occurred.

By Mark Bullock  |  12:22 PM ET, 10/28/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  cornerbacks, defensive line, Linebackers, Offensive line, Quarterbacks, Redskins vs. Broncos, Running backs, Safeties, The Outsider, tight ends, Wide Receivers

Posted at 02:44 PM ET, 10/14/2013

The Outsider: A closer look at how the Redskins played at Dallas

How did Trent Williams fare against DeMarcus Ware? Was this DeAngelo Hall’s best game as a Redskins and Kory Lichtensteiger’s worst? The Outsider takes a closer look.

By Mark Bullock  |  02:44 PM ET, 10/14/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  defensive line, Linebackers, Offensive line, Quarterbacks, Redskins vs. Cowboys, Robert Griffin III, Running backs, Secondary, The Outsider, tight ends, Wide Receivers

Posted at 01:04 PM ET, 09/30/2013

The Outsider: A position-by-position look at how the offense performed against the Raiders

Our new Outsider, Mark Bullock, gives a detailed review of each offensive unit's play in Oakland.

By Mark Bullock  |  01:04 PM ET, 09/30/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Alfred Morris, Offensive line, Outsider, Quarterbacks, Redskins vs. Raiders, Robert Griffin III, Running backs, The Outsider, tight ends, Wide Receivers

Posted at 04:57 PM ET, 09/25/2013

Robert Griffin III open to receiving professional sliding tips

Whether serious or not, Robert Griffin III said that he could enlist the services of Nationals outfielder Bryce Harper.

By Mike Jones  |  04:57 PM ET, 09/25/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Injuries, Quarterbacks, Robert Griffin III

Posted at 04:36 PM ET, 09/18/2013

Moss says first two games were Griffin’s preseason

Wide receiver says Griffin’s supposed reduction in speed isn’t what’s causing the team to lose games.

By Mark Maske  |  04:36 PM ET, 09/18/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Quarterbacks, Robert Griffin III, Santana Moss, Week 3, Wide Receivers

Posted at 02:21 PM ET, 09/17/2013

Redskins have given Pat White no indication they’ll re-sign him

The team’s fourth quarterback cleared waivers after being released to clear a roster spot for fill-in kicker John Potter.

By Mark Maske  |  02:21 PM ET, 09/17/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Pat White, Quarterbacks, special teams

Posted at 04:01 PM ET, 09/16/2013

Shanahan says he won’t consider a quarterback change

Mike Shanahan says he won’t change the Redskins’ starting quarterback

By Mark Maske  |  04:01 PM ET, 09/16/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Kirk Cousins, Kyle Shanahan, Quarterbacks, Robert Griffin III

Posted at 05:56 PM ET, 09/11/2013

With ‘hit test’ now out of the way, Robert Griffin III focused on Week 2

Two days removed from his first action in eight months, Robert Griffin III said that his surgically repaired right knee feels fine.

By Mike Jones  |  05:56 PM ET, 09/11/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Injuries, Quarterbacks, Redskins vs. Eagles, Redskins vs. Packers, Robert Griffin III, Week 2

Posted at 09:56 AM ET, 09/06/2013

Kyle Shanahan: Pat White’s situation will be evaluated ‘week-by-week’

Of Pat White, Kyle Shanahan says, "When you think a guy does have a future and he’s part of your best 53, then I think it makes it easy.”

By Mike Jones  |  09:56 AM ET, 09/06/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Kyle Shanahan, Pat White, Quarterbacks, Roster

Posted at 10:42 AM ET, 09/05/2013

Michael Vick understands Robert Griffin III’s mind-set when running

Eagles quarterback Michael Vick understands the dilemma Robert Griffin III faces and has some advice.

By Mike Jones  |  10:42 AM ET, 09/05/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Injuries, Philadelphia Eagles, Quarterbacks, Robert Griffin III

Posted at 03:31 PM ET, 09/04/2013

Griffin’s Redskins teammates never doubted he’d play opener

'It would have been a shock to us if he wasn’t out there Week 1,' defensive tackle Barry Cofield says.

By Mark Maske  |  03:31 PM ET, 09/04/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Injuries, Quarterbacks, Robert Griffin III, Week 1

Posted at 09:01 AM ET, 09/03/2013

Griffin, four others elected Redskins’ captains by teammates

Quarterback joins Williams, Fletcher, Cofield and Doughty as Washington's captains.

By Mark Maske  |  09:01 AM ET, 09/03/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  barry cofield, captains, London Fletcher, Quarterbacks, Reed Doughty, Robert Griffin III, Trent Williams

Posted at 08:01 AM ET, 09/03/2013

Kirk Cousins says sprained right foot is improving

Backup quarterback expects to be available if needed against the Eagles.

By Mark Maske  |  08:01 AM ET, 09/03/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Injuries, Kirk Cousins, Quarterbacks, Week 1

Posted at 07:01 AM ET, 09/03/2013

Pat White calls making Redskins’ roster a ‘joy and pleasure’

Mike Shanahan declines to say how long the Redskins can keep four quarterbacks on their roster.

By Mark Maske  |  07:01 AM ET, 09/03/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Pat White, Quarterbacks, Roster, Week 1

Posted at 01:08 PM ET, 09/01/2013

Redskins QB Kirk Cousins expects to practice fully this week

Backup quarterback Kirk Cousins missed the final two preseason games because of a sprained foot.

By Mark Maske  |  01:08 PM ET, 09/01/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Kirk Cousins, Redskins quarterbacks

Posted at 05:06 PM ET, 08/31/2013

Redskins decide to keep Pat White on roster

It's not clear how permanent the quarterback's roster spot is but the team does not intend to part with him today, a person familiar with the situation said.

By Mark Maske and Mike Jones  |  05:06 PM ET, 08/31/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Pat White, Redskins quarterbacks

Posted at 09:01 AM ET, 08/30/2013

‘I definitely want to continue playing the game,’ Pat White says

Quarterback hopes his bid to return to the NFL didn't end with Redskins' preseason finale.

By Mark Maske  |  09:01 AM ET, 08/30/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Pat White, preseason, Quarterbacks, Roster

Posted at 05:06 PM ET, 08/27/2013

Pat White scheduled to play entire game in Tampa

Rex Grossman would play only if White gets hurt, according to Coach Mike Shanahan.

By Mark Maske  |  05:06 PM ET, 08/27/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Pat White, preseason, Quarterbacks, Rex Grossman, Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Posted at 12:53 PM ET, 08/26/2013

Kirk Cousins says he'll practice Monday, be ready for Week 1

Backup quarterback says his sprained right foot is greatly improved and he expects to be ready for the season opener if needed.

By Mark Maske  |  12:53 PM ET, 08/26/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Kirk Cousins, Quarterbacks

Posted at 11:51 AM ET, 08/26/2013

Mailbag: The Redskins' emergency quarterback, Lisfranc injuries and Richard Seymour

Mike Jones answers questions from readers on who'd fill if all the QBs were hurt, the rise of the "Lisfranc" and the Redskins non-pursuit of extra defensive ends, and more.

By Mike Jones  |  11:51 AM ET, 08/26/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Mailbag, Quarterbacks, Robert Griffin III, Roster

Posted at 07:01 AM ET, 08/25/2013

‘Similar reps’ for Griffin in practice in the coming days, Shanahan says

Redskins are scheduled to practice Monday and Tuesday after players are off Sunday. The preseason finale is Thursday night in Tampa.

By Mark Maske  |  07:01 AM ET, 08/25/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Injuries, Quarterbacks, Robert Griffin III

Posted at 11:42 PM ET, 08/24/2013

Grossman, White okay with unusual playing rotation

Mike Shanahan said he switched his two quarterbacks back and forth to simulate the demands on a backup during the regular season.

By Mark Maske  |  11:42 PM ET, 08/24/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Pat White, preseason, Quarterbacks, Rex Grossman

Posted at 03:45 PM ET, 08/24/2013

Kirk Cousins officially out for Redskins, Rex Grossman to start vs. Bills

Brandon Meriweather, Barry Cofield, Evan Royster also among those listed as not scheduled to play today.

By Mark Maske  |  03:45 PM ET, 08/24/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  barry cofield, Brandon Meriweather, Evan Royster, inactives, Kirk Cousins, preseason, Quarterbacks, Rex Grossman

Posted at 07:02 AM ET, 08/23/2013

Kyle Shanahan thinks Robert Griffin III's throwing mechanics are sound

"I'm pretty impressed with how Robert throws the ball," Redskins offensive coordinator says.

By Mark Maske  |  07:02 AM ET, 08/23/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Kyle Shanahan, Quarterbacks, Robert Griffin III

Posted at 06:40 PM ET, 08/22/2013

Shanahan says Griffin has had two 'excellent' practices against first-team defense

"It has been a full practice for him," Redskins coach says.

By Mark Maske  |  06:40 PM ET, 08/22/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  preseason, Quarterbacks, Robert Griffin III

Posted at 06:19 PM ET, 08/22/2013

Shanahan: Cousins a 'long shot' for Saturday

Rex Grossman, Pat White to split snaps Saturday against Bills.

By Mark Maske  |  06:19 PM ET, 08/22/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Injuries, Kirk Cousins, preseason, Quarterbacks

Posted at 10:02 AM ET, 08/22/2013

Preseason QB juggling not overly disruptive to offense, Garcon insists

Rex Grossman and Pat White probably will play Saturday with Kirk Cousins likely to join Robert Griffin III on the sideline.

By Mark Maske  |  10:02 AM ET, 08/22/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Kirk Cousins, Pat White, preseason, Quarterbacks, Rex Grossman

Posted at 04:54 PM ET, 08/21/2013

Griffin says Andrews told him 'everything looks good'

Quarterback also says he won't change his public candor after last week's controversy over his comments about Coach Mike Shanahan.

By Mark Maske  |  04:54 PM ET, 08/21/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Injuries, preseason, Quarterbacks, Robert Griffin III

Posted at 04:16 PM ET, 08/21/2013

Rex Grossman approaching third preseason game with something to prove

Although he isn't likely to overtake Kirk Cousins as the second-string quarter, Rex Grossman will approach Saturday's game as if he has something to prove.

By Mike Jones  |  04:16 PM ET, 08/21/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  preseason, Quarterbacks, Rex Grossman

Posted at 03:04 PM ET, 08/21/2013

White doesn't know yet how much he'll play against Bills

Fourth-string quarterback could play extensively with Kirk Cousins likely to join Robert Griffin III on the sideline.

By Mark Maske  |  03:04 PM ET, 08/21/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Pat White, preseason, Quarterbacks

Posted at 01:22 PM ET, 08/21/2013

Cousins relieved his foot injury wasn't worse [updated]

Redskins quarterback calls his playing status day to day but acknowledges he's unlikely to play Saturday.

By Mark Maske  |  01:22 PM ET, 08/21/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Injuries, Kirk Cousins, Quarterbacks

Posted at 10:31 AM ET, 08/20/2013

Rex Grossman, Pat White could split QB snaps in Redskins' third preseason game

Redskins awaiting results of Kirk Cousins's MRI exam Tuesday.

By Mark Maske  |  10:31 AM ET, 08/20/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Quarterbacks, Redskins quarterbacks

Posted at 01:00 AM ET, 08/20/2013

Cousins scheduled to have MRI exam Tuesday on injured right foot

The Redskins are initially hopeful that the quarterback's injury isn't serious. They're calling the injury a mid-foot sprain.

By Mark Maske  |  01:00 AM ET, 08/20/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Injuries, Kirk Cousins, preseason, Quarterbacks

Posted at 01:54 PM ET, 08/17/2013

Kirk Cousins, Rex Grossman, Pat White all scheduled to play Monday night at QB

KCousins is to start at quarterback and play about a half against the Steelers. Grossman and White are to split the playing time after that.

By Mark Maske  |  01:54 PM ET, 08/17/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Kirk Cousins, Pat White, preseason, Redskins quarterbacks, Rex Grossman

Posted at 05:12 PM ET, 08/15/2013

Robert Griffin III shows improvement in second day of 11-on-11 drills

Robert Griffin III completed 14 of 15 pass attempts in his second consecutive day of 11-on-11 action at Redskins training camp.

By Mike Jones  |  05:12 PM ET, 08/15/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Kyle Shanahan, Matt LaFleur, Quarterbacks, Robert Griffin III, Training camp

Posted at 11:57 AM ET, 08/15/2013

Rex Grossman estimates Robert Griffin III is at 90 percent

The veteran quarterback, who himself has come back from a torn ACL during his career, believes that at this point, Griffin isn't yet at 100 percent, however.

By Mike Jones  |  11:57 AM ET, 08/15/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Quarterbacks, Rex Grossman, Robert Griffin III, Training camp

Posted at 10:21 AM ET, 08/15/2013

Redskins offensive players not worried about a lack of preseason game time with Griffin

Mike Shanahan believes Robert Griffin III can sufficiently prepare with practice snaps, and offensive players agree.

By Mike Jones  |  10:21 AM ET, 08/15/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Quarterbacks, Robert Griffin III, Santana Moss, Training camp, Wide Receivers

Posted at 03:50 PM ET, 08/14/2013

Robert Griffin III receives first 11-on-11 snaps of camp

Robert Griffin III completed five of eight passes for 101 yards and threw one interception. He also handed the ball off five times.

By Mike Jones  |  03:50 PM ET, 08/14/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Injuries, observations, Quarterbacks, Robert Griffin III, Training camp

Posted at 06:26 PM ET, 08/13/2013

Griffin says 'there is no conflict' with Shanahan

Redskins quarterback makes statement a day after saying he didn't fully understand the coach's plan.

By Mark Maske  |  06:26 PM ET, 08/13/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Mike Shanahan, Quarterbacks, Robert Griffin III, Training camp

Posted at 08:26 AM ET, 08/13/2013

Robert Griffin III's return date doesn't worry Redskins teammates

While Mike Shanahan has kept quiet about Robert Griffin III's return to full action, the quarterback's teammates aren't worried about the timeline to recovery.

By Mike Jones  |  08:26 AM ET, 08/13/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  preseason, Quarterbacks, Robert Griffin III, Training camp

Posted at 12:57 PM ET, 08/12/2013

Griffin: 'I don't like' Shanahan plan, still confident in Week 1 return

Robert Griffin III confirmed that he will receive his first snaps against an 11-man defense when the Washington Redskins practice on Tuesday.

By Mike Jones  |  12:57 PM ET, 08/12/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Injuries, Quarterbacks, Robert Griffin III, Training camp

Posted at 12:06 PM ET, 08/12/2013

Griffin gets increased walk-through snaps

He takes, at one point, 53 of 70 first-team plays.

By Mark Maske  |  12:06 PM ET, 08/12/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Quarterbacks, Robert Griffin III, Training camp

Posted at 01:22 PM ET, 08/09/2013

Will Pat White give the Redskins a third-QB decision to make?

Suddenly, the former Dolphins' second-round draft choice seems capable to challenging Rex Grossman for a roster spot.

By Mark Maske  |  01:22 PM ET, 08/09/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Pat White, position battles, preseason, Quarterbacks, Rex Grossman

Posted at 12:59 AM ET, 08/09/2013

Pat White jump-starts comeback bid with fourth-quarter rally

Fourth-string quarterback engineers late touchdown, two-point converstion to beat Titans in preseason opener.

By Mark Maske  |  12:59 AM ET, 08/09/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Pat White, preseason, Quarterbacks, Tennessee Titans

Posted at 02:34 PM ET, 08/08/2013

Kirk Cousins expects 'mixed bag' of preseason play-calling

Backup QB takes the field with Redskins walking familiar line of how much of their offense to use in the preseason.

By Mark Maske  |  02:34 PM ET, 08/08/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Kirk Cousins, preseason, Quarterbacks, Tennessee Titans

Posted at 07:44 PM ET, 08/06/2013

Cousins not sure how much he'll play Thursday night

Redskins' fill-in starter at quarterback figuring on anywhere from 10 plays to an entire quarter.

By Mark Maske  |  07:44 PM ET, 08/06/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Kirk Cousins, preseason, Quarterbacks

Posted at 11:02 AM ET, 08/06/2013

Kirk Cousins could play more than normal starting QB would in preseason

Shanahan expects a fluid situation regarding his handling of interim starting quarterback Kirk Cousins from the second preseason game on.

By Mike Jones  |  11:02 AM ET, 08/06/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Kirk Cousins, preseason, Quarterbacks, Training camp

Posted at 07:01 AM ET, 08/06/2013

Even in new role, Rex Grossman not ditching his identity

Third-string quarterback Rex Grossman still has gunslinger mentality at training camp in Richmond.

By Roman Stubbs  |  07:01 AM ET, 08/06/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Quarterbacks, Rex Grossman, Training camp

Posted at 10:31 AM ET, 07/30/2013

Griffin says knee brace is not restrictive

Quarterback says he was hindered last season by his brace but not now.

By Mark Maske  |  10:31 AM ET, 07/30/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Injuries, Quarterbacks, Robert Griffin III, Training camp

Posted at 01:23 PM ET, 07/29/2013

McNabb retires, reflects on career in Philadelphia and Washington

Donovan McNabb, the longtime Eagle who arrived in Washington in 2010 amid much fanfare but didn't make it to a second season, announced his retirement in Philadelphia.

By Rick Maese  |  01:23 PM ET, 07/29/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Quarterbacks, Training camp

Posted at 05:45 PM ET, 07/24/2013

Kirk Cousins doesn't see sharing training camp starting role with Griffin as problematic

Griffin and the Redskins coaches believe that he could be ready to open the season as the starter without having played in a preseason game. Cousins doesn't have a problem with that scenario.

By Mike Jones  |  05:45 PM ET, 07/24/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Kirk Cousins, Quarterbacks, Robert Griffin III, Training camp

Posted at 11:49 AM ET, 07/22/2013

RGIII tweet: 'Doctors cleared me to practice'

Redskins’ quarterback tweets: “Coach is going to ease me in.”

By Mike Jones and Mark Maske  |  11:49 AM ET, 07/22/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Quarterbacks

Posted at 10:17 AM ET, 07/18/2013

Robert Griffin III's health, development dominates Redskins quarterback talk

The big question: When will RGIII be ready to go?

By John Keim  |  10:17 AM ET, 07/18/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Quarterbacks

Posted at 10:31 AM ET, 07/09/2013

How Griffin deals with pressure

By Keith McMillan  |  10:31 AM ET, 07/09/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Offensive line, pass rush, Quarterbacks, RGIII, Robert Griffin III

Posted at 03:02 PM ET, 06/11/2013

Griffin says he'll begin making cuts on surgically repaired knee next week

Quarterback says his rehab will continue while he's on his honeymoon next month, as he aims to be ready to practice at the outset of training camp.

By Mark Maske  |  03:02 PM ET, 06/11/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Injuries, Quarterbacks, RGIII, Robert Griffin III

Posted at 02:57 PM ET, 06/06/2013

RGIII believes he can return by Day 1 of training camp, 'Without a doubt'

Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III said that he is confident that he is capable of returning to the field by the start of training camp, which will kickoff July 25 in Richmond.

By Mike Jones  |  02:57 PM ET, 06/06/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Injuries, Quarterbacks, RGIII injury, Robert Griffin III

Posted at 02:43 PM ET, 05/30/2013

Robert Griffin III's physical limitations force him to sharpen mental tools

Robert Griffin III believes that the physical limitations have led to him improving his mental approach to the game.

By Mike Jones  |  02:43 PM ET, 05/30/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  OTAs, Quarterbacks, RGIII knee injury, Robert Griffin III

Posted at 10:01 AM ET, 05/25/2013

Griffin says he could see himself playing opener even after idle preseason

Quarterback says he "would be comfortable with that" if that scenario unfolds.

By Mark Maske  |  10:01 AM ET, 05/25/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  preseason, Quarterbacks, RGIII, RGIII injury, RGIII's knee injury, Robert Griffin III, Robert Griffin III rehab

Posted at 02:02 PM ET, 05/24/2013

Even before Griffin's injury, Cousins expected to be back for second year with Redskins

The backup quarterback says he thought it was "just too early" in his career for him to be traded.

By Mark Maske  |  02:02 PM ET, 05/24/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Kirk Cousins, Quarterbacks, Redskins offense

Posted at 07:02 AM ET, 05/07/2013

Cousins feels 'added urgency to be ready to go'

With Griffin on the mend, backup QB says, "My job is to get myself ready and when called upon, deliver."

By Mark Maske  |  07:02 AM ET, 05/07/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Kirk Cousins, Quarterbacks

Posted at 05:06 PM ET, 04/03/2013

Redskins sign quarterback Pat White

The Redskins have added a second quarterback on Wednesday, following the re-signing of Rex Grossman by adding former Miami Dolphin Pat White.

By Mike Jones  |  05:06 PM ET, 04/03/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  free agency, Quarterbacks

Posted at 07:17 AM ET, 04/03/2013

What would Pat White's role be with the Redskins?

What would quarterback Pat White's role be with the Redskins?

By Keith McMillan  |  07:17 AM ET, 04/03/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Opening kick, Quarterbacks

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 03:39 PM ET, 12/19/2012

Andy Reid: 2012 QB draft class could be best ever

This year's rookie QBs may one day rivalor surpass class of 1983

By Mike Jones  |  03:39 PM ET, 12/19/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Redskins-Eagles, Rookie quarterbacks

Posted at 09:45 PM ET, 12/15/2012

Kirk Cousins will start vs. Browns in place of injured Robert Griffin III (updated)

The rookie fourth-round pick will receive his first career start Sunday in place of Griffin, who one person said would not play because of his sprained right knee.

By Mike Jones and Mark Maske  |  09:45 PM ET, 12/15/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Kirk Cousins, Redskins quarterbacks, Redskins-Browns, Robert Griffin III injjury, Robert Griffin III injury

Posted at 02:14 PM ET, 12/12/2012

Robert Griffin III believes his chances of playing Sunday are improving

Quarterback Robert Griffin III is wearing a brace and believes his chances of playing against the Browns are improving.

By Mark Maske  |  02:14 PM ET, 12/12/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Redskins, Redskins quarterbacks, Robert Griffin III

Posted at 04:45 PM ET, 09/20/2012

Rex Grossman accepts decision to deactivate him for first two games

Veteran quarterback says he's 'looking forward to being a part of this team in whatever way I can.'

By Mark Maske  |  04:45 PM ET, 09/20/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Redskins quarterbacks, Redskins Roster, Rex Grossman

Posted at 10:50 AM ET, 09/10/2012

Shanahan says Cousins earned backup role

Redskins head coach says Kirk Cousins earned backup quarterback role.

By Mike Jones  |  10:50 AM ET, 09/10/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Redskins quarterbacks, Robert Griffin III

Posted at 11:52 AM ET, 09/09/2012

Rex Grossman inactive, Kirk Cousins will back up Robert Griffin III

Veteran cannot play even if other two QBs are injured

By Mike Jones  |  11:52 AM ET, 09/09/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Injured reserve, Kirk Cousins, Redskins quarterbacks, Rex Grossman, Robert Griffin III

Posted at 07:32 AM ET, 08/31/2012

Redskins’ cutdown day begins

The cuts have started as the Redskins whittle their roster down to the mandated 53-man limit by Friday's 9 p.m. deadline.

By Mike Jones  |  07:32 AM ET, 08/31/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Jonathan Crompton, Mike Shanahan, Quarterbacks, Redskins roster, Rex Grossman, Robert Griffin III