The Insider: Redskins


Posted at 07:18 AM ET, 04/23/2014

NFL schedule release slated for 8 p.m. Wednesday

The NFL will end the suspense at 8 p.m. and release the full schedule for the 2014 season.

By Mike Jones  |  07:18 AM ET, 04/23/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Redskins schedule 2014

Posted at 01:50 PM ET, 03/28/2014

Jay Gruden’s offense, as described by coaches who’ve faced him often

Precision, strong fundamentals, quick-releases passes and strong running game rank among the attributes of a Gruden attack.

By Mike Jones  |  01:50 PM ET, 03/28/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Jay Gruden, Redskins offense

Posted at 09:46 AM ET, 03/28/2014

Jay Gruden striving for balance in designing playbook for Robert Griffin III and Redskins

“I know he’s a very smart guy and he can handle everything mentally, so my fear is I’m going to have too many plays,” the coach jokes of his quarterback.

By Mike Jones  |  09:46 AM ET, 03/28/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Jay Gruden, Redskins offense, Robert Griffin III

Posted at 11:28 AM ET, 03/26/2014

Goodell praises Snyder, says Redskins name support remains overwhelming

NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell praised the efforts of Washington Redskins owner Daniel Snyder, who on Tuesday presented his new foundation to league officials and his fellow owners.

By Mike Jones  |  11:28 AM ET, 03/26/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Daniel Snyder, name change, owners meetings, Redskins name, Roger Goodell

Posted at 03:42 PM ET, 03/25/2014

Snyder presents new foundation to fellow owners at NFL meetings

The CEO of the team’s new foundation and Washington GM Bruce Allen detail the positive reception it received at the NFL owners meetings.

By Mike Jones  |  03:42 PM ET, 03/25/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bruce Allen, Daniel Snyder, name change, Redskins name, video

Posted at 02:42 PM ET, 03/25/2014

Post Sports Live: Does Snyder’s foundation counteract Redskins’ name backlash?

The Post Sports Live crew discusses whether Daniel Snyder’s foundation announcement brings any good will to the owner.

By Keith McMillan  |  02:42 PM ET, 03/25/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  name change, Post Sports Live, Redskins name, video

Posted at 10:59 PM ET, 03/24/2014

Daniel Snyder starting Washington Redskins Original Americans Foundation

After months of searching for a way to combat the ongoing criticisms over his stance that he will not change the name of his football team, Washington Redskins owner Dan Snyder announced Monday night that he will start a foundation to benefit Native Americans.

By Mike Jones  |  10:59 PM ET, 03/24/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Daniel Snyder, name change, Redskins name

Posted at 01:48 PM ET, 03/03/2014

Redskins apply franchise player tag to Brian Orakpo (updated)

Announcement made by team about 2-1/2 hours before deadline.

By Mark Maske and Mike Jones  |  01:48 PM ET, 03/03/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Brian Orakpo, Redskins free agents

Posted at 05:41 PM ET, 03/01/2014

Redskins in final deliberations over ‘really close call’ on keeping Brian Orakpo

Teams officials are said to like the linebacker but wonder if retaining the prospective free agent would be wise given the expected price.

By Mike Jones and Mark Maske  |  05:41 PM ET, 03/01/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Brian Orakpo, Redskins free agents

Posted at 08:56 PM ET, 02/28/2014

Franchise-player deal for Brian Orakpo would be worth nearly $11.5 million

That’s up from the original projection of about $10.9 million.

By Mark Maske  |  08:56 PM ET, 02/28/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Brian Orakpo, Redskins free agency

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 05:58 PM ET, 02/23/2014

No resolution yet for Brian Orakpo, Redskins but contract talks ongoing

General Manager Bruce Allen had said he’d meet with Orakpo’s agent in Indianapolis at the NFL scouting combine.

By Mark Maske  |  05:58 PM ET, 02/23/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Brian Orakpo, Redskins free agents

Posted at 10:11 AM ET, 02/17/2014

Two-week window for NFL teams to use franchise player tags begins today

Linebacker is the Redskins’ top candidate for designation as franchise tag period begins.

By Mark Maske  |  10:11 AM ET, 02/17/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Brian Orakpo, Redskins free agents

Posted at 09:17 PM ET, 02/09/2014

NFL faces pressure from Congress to change Redskins’ name

Two members of Congress have written a letter to NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell urging Goodell and the league “to take a formal position in support of a name change” by the Washington Redskins.

By Mark Maske, Paul Kane and Theresa Vargas  |  09:17 PM ET, 02/09/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Daniel Snyder, name change, Redskins, Redskins name

Posted at 11:56 PM ET, 02/04/2014

Negotiations between Doug Williams, Redskins still said to be going well

‘I still think it’s a go,’ one source says of possibility of the former quarterback joining the team’s front office, but there’s been no resolution yet.

By Mark Maske  |  11:56 PM ET, 02/04/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Doug Williams, Redskins front office

Posted at 04:36 PM ET, 02/02/2014

DeAngelo Hall, Redskins have started talks on new multiyear contract

The veteran cornerback will be a free agent, but defensive coordinator Jim Haslett called re-signing him an offseason priority.

By Mike Jones  |  04:36 PM ET, 02/02/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  DeAngelo Hall, defensive backs, Free agents, Redskins defense, Redskins free agency

Posted at 02:11 PM ET, 01/31/2014

NFL is ‘listening’ to those who oppose Redskins’ name, Roger Goodell says

Commissioner Roger Goodell says NFL is listening to opponents.

By Mark Maske  |  02:11 PM ET, 01/31/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Redskins name, Roger Goodell

Posted at 12:38 PM ET, 01/31/2014

Roger Goodell says he knows other cold-weather cities will try to host outdoor Super Bowls

Commissioner speaks at annual news conference two days before the Super Bowl.

By Mark Maske  |  12:38 PM ET, 01/31/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Redskins name, Roger Goodell, Super Bowl

Posted at 05:34 PM ET, 01/30/2014

NFLPA’s DeMaurice Smith says ‘broad discussion’ of Redskins’ name is appropriate

Union’s executive director stops short of calling for name to be changed but says ‘we’re in a better world if we’re not intentionally offending anyone.’

By Mark Maske  |  05:34 PM ET, 01/30/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Redskins name

Posted at 02:40 PM ET, 01/17/2014

Redskins will retain Jim Haslett at defensive coordinator [updated]

By Mark Maske  |  02:40 PM ET, 01/17/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Jay Gruden, Jim Haslett, Redskins

Posted at 02:59 PM ET, 01/10/2014

Morocco Brown interviewing for Bucs’ GM job

By Mike Jones  |  02:59 PM ET, 01/10/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Morocco Brown; Tampa Bay; Redskins

Posted at 11:29 AM ET, 01/10/2014

Jay Gruden’s growth impressed Bruce Allen

With Tampa Bay, Bruce Allen couldn’t help but notice the fervor shown by one of the assistants, Jay Gruden.

By Mike Jones  |  11:29 AM ET, 01/10/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Jon Gruden; Bruce Allen; Redskins

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 10:03 AM ET, 01/10/2014

Jay Gruden envisions the Redskins sticking with the 3-4 defense

Gruden on the defense: “This team is built for the 3-4. They’ve been a 3-4 for a while and I love the 3-4.”

By Mike Jones  |  10:03 AM ET, 01/10/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Defense, Jay Gruden; Jim Haslett; Redskins

Posted at 10:04 AM ET, 12/30/2013

Who should be the next coach of the Redskins?

Who is your choice to be the next coach of the Redskins?

By Mitch Rubin  |  10:04 AM ET, 12/30/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Redskins coach

Posted at 07:35 PM ET, 12/29/2013

London Fletcher says (probably) farewell

Linebacker says, ‘I played 16 years and accomplished what I was able to accomplish. I feel good about that.’

By Mark Maske  |  07:35 PM ET, 12/29/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  inside linebackers, London Fletcher, Redskins vs. Giants, Week 17

Posted at 11:49 AM ET, 12/29/2013

Brian Orakpo, Josh Morgan among Redskins inactives vs. Giants

The Redskins will be without their top pass-rusher, linebacker Brian Orakpo, as they close out the season today. Wide receiver Josh Morgan is also inactive.

By Mike Jones  |  11:49 AM ET, 12/29/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Brian Orakpo, Chase Minnifield, inactives, josh leribeus, Josh Morgan, Redskins vs. Giants, Robert Griffin III, Week 17

Posted at 11:00 AM ET, 12/29/2013

Redskins at Giants: Live

Join the discussion for today’s game between the Washington Redskins and New York Giants at MetLife Stadium.

By Alex Prewitt, Cindy Boren and Chelsea Janes  |  11:00 AM ET, 12/29/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Live coverage, Redskins vs. Giants, Week 17

Posted at 08:45 AM ET, 12/29/2013

Redskins vs. Giants: Game day notes and fast facts

The Washington Redskins close out the 2013 season today, taking on the New York Giants at MetLife Stadium today at 1 p.m. on FOX.

By Mike Jones  |  08:45 AM ET, 12/29/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Game day notes, London Fletcher, Pierre Garcon, Redskins vs. Giants, Week 17

Posted at 11:10 PM ET, 12/28/2013

Those in, around Redskins organization braced for Shanahan’s departure

One person with ties to the team expects the organization to part ways with Shanahan as soon as Monday. One member of the organization said ‘the writing is on the wall.’

By Mark Maske and Mike Jones  |  11:10 PM ET, 12/28/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Daniel Snyder, Mike Shanahan, Washington Redskins

Posted at 09:23 PM ET, 12/27/2013

Trent Williams is Redskins’ lone Pro Bowl selection

Pierre Garcon, Alfred Morris, Brian Orakpo and DeAngelo Hall are named alternates.

By Mark Maske  |  09:23 PM ET, 12/27/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Pro Bowl, Trent Williams, Washington Redskins

Posted at 03:01 PM ET, 12/27/2013

Brian Orakpo remains unsure if he’ll play in Sunday’s finale

Redskins linebacker, listed as questionable with groin injury, says he’s had ‘a very productive year’ individually heading into free agency.

By Mark Maske  |  03:01 PM ET, 12/27/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Brian Orakpo, contracts, Injuries, outside linebackers, Redskins vs. Giants, Week 17

Posted at 10:13 AM ET, 12/27/2013

Redskins vs. Giants: Five story lines to follow Sunday

At last, Washington’s nightmare of a season will draw to a close.

By Mike Jones  |  10:13 AM ET, 12/27/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Kirk Cousins, London Fletcher, Mike Shanahan, Offensive line, Redskins vs. Giants, story lines, Week 17

Posted at 05:15 PM ET, 12/26/2013

Kyle Shanahan, Jim Haslett focus on what they can control

Kyle Shanahan and Jim Haslett acknowledge uncertainty of future but focus on what they can control.

By Mike Jones  |  05:15 PM ET, 12/26/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  coaches, Jim Haslett, Kyle Shanahan, Redskins vs. Giants, video, Week 17

Posted at 02:55 PM ET, 12/26/2013

Orakpo misses practice with groin injury

Redskins outside linebacker Brian Orakpo missed Thursday’s practice with the groin injury that he suffered in last Sunday’s game.

By Mike Jones  |  02:55 PM ET, 12/26/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Brian Orakpo, Injuries, Jim Haslett, outside linebackers, Redskins vs. Giants, video, Week 17

Posted at 10:01 AM ET, 12/26/2013

The attributes that allowed Pierre Garcon to set a Redskins receiving record

OUTSIDER | A look at which attributes allow the wideout to break the Redskins’ single-season mark.

By Mark Bullock  |  10:01 AM ET, 12/26/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Pierre Garcon, Redskins vs. Cowboys, The Outsider, Week 17, Wide Receivers

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 12/24/2013

Artificial turf at FedEx Field is ‘something you would definitely look at,’ Mike Shanahan says

Condition of playing surface remains an issue.

By Mark Maske  |  07:00 AM ET, 12/24/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  FedEx Field, Mike Shanahan, Redskins vs. Cowboys, video, Week 17

Posted at 04:56 PM ET, 12/23/2013

Shanahan expects quick resolution on his future once season ends

Mike Shanahan expects the future of his coaching career to be determined quickly once the season ends.

By Mike Jones  |  04:56 PM ET, 12/23/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  coaches, Daniel Snyder, Mike Shanahan, Redskins vs. Giants, Week 17

Posted at 12:11 PM ET, 12/23/2013

Boswell on Cousins: ‘I don’t see anything terribly special there yet’

Columnist Thomas Boswell takes a look at Kirk Cousins’s numbers over the small sample we’ve seen him, and they aren’t good.

By Keith McMillan  |  12:11 PM ET, 12/23/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Kirk Cousins, Mike Shanahan, Redskins vs. Cowboys, Week 16

Posted at 10:30 AM ET, 12/23/2013

Five observations from the Redskins’ loss to the Cowboys

The slide continues. The Redskins again proved incapable of protecting a second-half lead, and fell 24-23 to the Dallas Cowboys on Sunday.

By Mike Jones  |  10:30 AM ET, 12/23/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Kirk Cousins, Mike Shanahan, observations, Pierre Garcon, Redskins vs. Cowboys, Week 16

Posted at 08:08 PM ET, 12/22/2013

Pierre Garcon breaks Art Monk’s Redskins record for catches in a season

Garcon has 11 catches Sunday to bring his season total to 107, one more than Monk had in 1984.

By Mark Maske  |  08:08 PM ET, 12/22/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Art Monk, history, Pierre Garcon, Redskins vs. Cowboys, Week 16, Wide Receivers

Posted at 07:20 PM ET, 12/22/2013

In London Fletcher’s FedEx Field farewell, Redskins fall short

The Washington Redskins talked about sending London Fletcher out on a victorious note as he played in final home game as a member of the team. But they fell short in their quest, losing 24-23 to Dallas on Sunday.

By Mike Jones  |  07:20 PM ET, 12/22/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  London Fletcher, Redskins vs. Cowboys, video, Week 16

Posted at 11:47 AM ET, 12/22/2013

Redskins vs. Cowboys: FB Darrel Young to play after week of limited practices

Fullback Darrel Young will play for the Washington Redskins against the Dallas Cowboys after being listed as questionable all week.

By Mike Jones  |  11:47 AM ET, 12/22/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bacarri Rambo, brandon jenkins, Chase Minnifield, Dallas Cowboys, Darrel Young, inactives, jose gumbs, josh leribeus, Redskins vs. Cowboys, Robert Griffin III, Week 16

Posted at 11:00 AM ET, 12/22/2013

Redskins vs. Cowboys: Live

Join the discussion as we break down this afternoon’s game between the Washington Redskins and Dallas Cowboys at FedEx Field.

By Gene Wang, Cindy Boren, Keith McMillan and Chelsea Janes  |  11:00 AM ET, 12/22/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Live coverage, Redskins vs. Cowboys, Week 16

Posted at 11:00 AM ET, 12/22/2013

Game day Q&A: Aldrick Robinson on his late-season surge and development

Used sporadically for much of the season, Aldrick Robinson appears to have turned a corner in the final month of the season.

By Mike Jones  |  11:00 AM ET, 12/22/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Aldrick Robinson, Game Day Q&A, Redskins vs. Cowboys, Week 16, Wide Receivers

Posted at 07:30 AM ET, 12/22/2013

DeAngelo Hall expects high effort from teammates despite poor record, uncertain futures

The Washington Redskins enter today’s game against the Dallas Cowboys with nothing at stake, but one of the team’s leaders insist that despite their terrible record, he and his teammates remain highly motivated for a number of reasons.

By Mike Jones  |  07:30 AM ET, 12/22/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  DeAngelo Hall, Redskins vs. Cowboys, Week 16

Posted at 09:13 AM ET, 12/20/2013

Redskins vs. Cowboys: Five story lines to follow Sunday

Because of the never-ending off-field controversy, you’d hardly know that this was Dallas Week.

By Mike Jones  |  09:13 AM ET, 12/20/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Five story lines, Redskins vs. Cowboys

Posted at 05:15 PM ET, 12/19/2013

Redskins claimed center J.D. Walton off waivers ‘for the future,’ Mike Shanahan says

Former Broncos starter won’t play in either of the Redskins’ final two games, according to Shanahan.

By Mark Maske  |  05:15 PM ET, 12/19/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  J.D. Walton, Mike Shanahan, Offensive line, Redskins vs. Cowboys, video, Week 16

Posted at 03:45 PM ET, 12/19/2013

Jordan Reed won’t play again this season, Redskins announce

Rookie tight end will end up missing final six games of the season after suffering a concussion.

By Mark Maske  |  03:45 PM ET, 12/19/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Concussions, Injuries, Jordan Reed, Mike Shanahan, Redskins vs. Cowboys, tight ends, Week 16

Posted at 01:45 PM ET, 12/19/2013

Redskins, Cowboys sing London Fletcher’s praises

When London Fletcher announced Wednesday that he expects to retire following this season, teammates and opponents had reactions.

By Mike Jones  |  01:45 PM ET, 12/19/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  barry cofield, Brian Orakpo, leadership, London Fletcher, Perry Riley, Redskins vs. Cowboys, Reed Doughty, Robert Griffin III, Ryan Kerrigan, Santana Moss, Week 16

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 01:30 PM ET, 12/18/2013

London Fletcher says he’s ’99 percent certain’ he’ll retire [updated]

The Redskins’ linebacker, notable for his streak of 254 consecutive games played since 1998, says he is likely going to call it a career.

By Mike Jones and Mark Maske  |  01:30 PM ET, 12/18/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  inside linebackers, London Fletcher, Redskins vs. Cowboys, video, Week 16

Posted at 10:30 AM ET, 12/18/2013

Kirk Cousins and Robert Griffin III run the same plays

It’s been intimated that Robert Griffin III and Kirk Cousins run different offenses, but Mark Bullock shows how, absent the read option, the two QBs run plays using the same concepts.

By Mark Bullock  |  10:30 AM ET, 12/18/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Kirk Cousins, Kyle Shanahan, offensive philosophy, Redskins vs. Falcons, Robert Griffin III, The Outsider, Week 16

Posted at 08:52 PM ET, 12/17/2013

Redskins sources deny latest allegations against Robert Griffin III, father

Some within Redskins deny a report indicating RGIII is unreceptive to coaching or that his father is trying to influence coaching situation.

By Mike Jones  |  08:52 PM ET, 12/17/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Mike Shanahan, Robert Griffin III, Washington Redskins

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 12:55 PM ET, 12/16/2013

Five observations from the Redskins’ loss to the Falcons

There was some good and plenty of bad to be taken from the game. But ultimately, it had more to do with Kirk Cousins’s performance than anything.

By Mike Jones  |  12:55 PM ET, 12/16/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Brian Orakpo, Kirk Cousins, observations, Redskins vs. Falcons, 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 07:00 AM ET, 12/16/2013

Should the Redskins have gone for two?

The Redskins gambled at game’s end and came up one point short. Did you like the call, or would you have played for overtime?

By Keith McMillan  |  07:00 AM ET, 12/16/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Opening kick, poll, Redskins vs. Falcons

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

Brian Orakpo continues to accumulate sacks

Linebacker’s day against Atlanta helps him reach 10 for the season.

By Mark Maske  |  08:08 PM ET, 12/15/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Brian Orakpo, outside linebackers, Redskins vs. Falcons, video, Week 15

Posted at 07:48 PM ET, 12/15/2013

Trent Williams suffers ‘light’ knee sprain, but finishes game

Redskins left tackle Trent Williams said he suffered a “light” sprain to his right knee early in the second quarter of his team’s 27-26 loss to the Atlanta Falcons.

By Mike Jones  |  07:48 PM ET, 12/15/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Injuries, Offensive line, Redskins vs. Falcons, Trent Williams, Week 15

Posted at 07:44 PM ET, 12/15/2013

Alfred Morris laments his two lost fumbles

Running back says he’s ‘very disappointed in myself.’

By Mark Maske  |  07:44 PM ET, 12/15/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Alfred Morris, Redskins vs. Falcons, Running backs, turnovers, Week 15

Posted at 07:29 PM ET, 12/15/2013

Questions about job status, media leaks lead Shanahan to exit postgame news conference

Redskins coach leaves politely but abruptly after about five minutes of questioning.

By Mark Maske  |  07:29 PM ET, 12/15/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Mike Shanahan, news conferences, 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 11:59 AM ET, 12/15/2013

Redskins vs. Falcons: Game notes and fast facts

The Washington Redskins enter today’s game against the Atlanta Falcons looking to snap a five-game losing streak.

By Mike Jones  |  11:59 AM ET, 12/15/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Game day notes, Redskins vs. Falcons, Week 15

Posted at 11:48 AM ET, 12/15/2013

Redskins inactives: Rambo is out, Meriweather, Young to play

Redskins rookie safety Bacarri Rambo is inactive after seven consecutive games of action. Meanwhile, tight end Jordan Reed and Robert Griffin III also are inactive, as expected.

By Mike Jones  |  11:48 AM ET, 12/15/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Baccari Rambo, brandon jenkins, Chase Minnifield, Darryl Tapp, inactives, Jordan Reed, josh leribeus, Redskins vs. Falcons, Robert Griffin III, Week 15

Posted at 11:01 AM ET, 12/15/2013

Redskins vs. Chiefs

Join the discussion as we break down today’s game between the Washington Redskins and Kansas City Chiefs at FedEx Field.

By Gene Wang, Cindy Boren, Keith McMillan and Chelsea Janes  |  11:01 AM ET, 12/15/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Live coverage, Redskins vs. Chiefs, Week 14

Posted at 11:00 AM ET, 12/15/2013

Redskins at Falcons: Live

Join the discussion for today’s game between the Washington Redskins and Atlanta Falcons at Georgia Dome.

By Alex Prewitt, Cindy Boren, Keith McMillan and Chelsea Janes  |  11:00 AM ET, 12/15/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Live coverage, Redskins vs. Falcons, Week 15

Posted at 12:35 PM ET, 12/13/2013

Redskins vs. Falcons: Five story lines to follow Sunday

The Redskins will travel to Atlanta to take on the Falcons, who also are a disappointing 3-10.

By Mike Jones  |  12:35 PM ET, 12/13/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Five story lines, Redskins-Falcons

Posted at 07:26 PM ET, 12/12/2013

Jordan Reed misses another practice, still being tested for concussion symptoms

Washington Redskins rookie tight end Jordan Reed missed another day of practice and continues to undergo testing for ongoing headaches which are believed to be in relation to a headache he suffered four weeks ago, coach Mike Shanahan said.

By Mike Jones  |  07:26 PM ET, 12/12/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Injuries, Jordan Reed, Redskins vs. Falcons, tight ends, Week 15

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

Reed Doughty: ‘Nobody respects us on special teams’

But safety also says, ‘I didn’t see people not caring’ on special teams during Kansas City loss.

By Mark Maske  |  05:16 PM ET, 12/12/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Niles Paul, Redskins vs. Falcons, Reed Doughty, special teams, 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 06:51 PM ET, 12/11/2013

Redskins players offer little reaction to RGIII demotion

Washington Redskins players took the switch from Robert Griffin III to Kirk Cousins in stride - at least publicly - on Wednesday and said that nothing changes in their approach for the next three games.

By Mike Jones  |  06:51 PM ET, 12/11/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Josh Morgan, London Fletcher, Pierre Garcon, Redskins vs. Falcons, Robert Griffin III, Santana Moss, Trent Williams, 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 10:13 PM ET, 12/10/2013

Quarterbacks remain in limbo regarding Sunday’s starter at Atlanta

Neither Robert Griffin III nor Kirk Cousins has received indication as to who would start at quarterback.

By Mike Jones and Mark Maske  |  10:13 PM ET, 12/10/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Kirk Cousins, Mike Shanahan, Redskins-Falcons, Robert Griffin III

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 03:22 PM ET, 12/09/2013

Cofield: Shanahan tells players he will ‘give his all’

Barry Cofield, one of the Redskins’ defensive captains, said that Shanahan in his most recent address told his players to keep fighting.

By Mike Jones  |  03:22 PM ET, 12/09/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  barry cofield, Mike Shanahan, Redskins vs. Chiefs, Week 15

Posted at 08:33 AM ET, 12/09/2013

Five observations on the state of the Redskins

Just when you thought things couldn’t get much worse, they did.

By Mike Jones  |  08:33 AM ET, 12/09/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Daniel Snyder, Mike Shanahan, observations, Redskins vs. Chiefs, Robert Griffin III, video, Week 15

Posted at 08:31 PM ET, 12/08/2013

Ongoing off-field drama wearing on Robert Griffin III

Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III said that he is growing weary of the ongoing off-field drama surrounding his team most notably himself and Mike Shanahan.

By Mike Jones  |  08:31 PM ET, 12/08/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Mike Shanahan, Redskins vs. Chiefs, Robert Griffin III, video, Week 14

Posted at 07:30 PM ET, 12/08/2013

Redskins players defend Shanahan, take blame for loss

Following his 10th loss, the coach said he didn’t have his players prepared well enough to win the game. But a number of Shanahan’s players disagreed with that notion.

By Mike Jones  |  07:30 PM ET, 12/08/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Brian Orakpo, Kory Lichtensteiger, Mike Shanahan, Pierre Garcon, Redskins vs. Chiefs, Santana Moss, Week 14

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 11:55 AM ET, 12/08/2013

Redskins inactives: Reed, Young, Meriweather all sidelined

The Redskins will be without starters Brandon Meriweather, Darrel Young and rookie tight end Jordan Reed versus the Chiefs.

By Mike Jones  |  11:55 AM ET, 12/08/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  brandon jenkins, Brandon Meriweather, Chase Minnifield, Darrel Young, inactives, Injuries, Jordan Reed, josh leribeus, Redskins vs. Chiefs, Rex Grossman, Week 14

Posted at 10:30 AM ET, 12/08/2013

Redskins vs. Chiefs: Game day notes and fast facts

The Redskins try to put an end to a four-game losing streak as they host the Kansas City Chiefs at 1 p.m. today on CBS.

By Mike Jones  |  10:30 AM ET, 12/08/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Game day notes, Redskins vs. Chiefs, Week 14

Posted at 09:30 AM ET, 12/08/2013

Game Day Q&A: Cornerback David Amerson on learning the ropes in his rookie season

Now 12 games into his rookie season, cornerback David Amerson notices improved comfort and understanding on the field.

By Mike Jones  |  09:30 AM ET, 12/08/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  cornerbacks, David Amerson, Game Day Q&A, Redskins vs. Chiefs, Week 14

Posted at 11:31 AM ET, 12/07/2013

Redskins defense braces for Kansas City RB Jamaal Charles

Chiefs running back is third in the league in rushing yards.

By Mike Jones  |  11:31 AM ET, 12/07/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Defense, Kansas City Chiefs, Redskins vs. Chiefs, Week 14

Posted at 02:04 PM ET, 12/06/2013

Redskins vs. Chiefs: Five story lines to follow Sunday

The Redskins enter the game with a 3-9 record while the Chiefs, who themselves are trying to work their way out of a three-game losing skid, own a 9-3 mark.

By Mike Jones  |  02:04 PM ET, 12/06/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Five storylines, Redskins-Chiefs

Posted at 01:23 PM ET, 12/06/2013

Jim Haslett predicts Brian Orakpo, Ryan Kerrigan will reach 10 sacks each

Kerrigan currently has 6-1/2 and Orakpo has 8-1/2, with four games left.

By Mark Maske  |  01:23 PM ET, 12/06/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Redskins defense

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

Redskins injury report: Trent Williams practices fully

Left tackle had sat out Redskins’ practice Wednesday because of bruised foot.

By Mark Maske  |  05:16 PM ET, 12/05/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Brandon Meriweather, Darrel Young, DeAngelo Hall, Injuries, Niles Paul, Offensive line, Redskins vs. Chiefs, Trent Williams, Week 14

Posted at 04:00 PM ET, 12/05/2013

London Fletcher on course to play 253rd straight game

Linebacker practices fully Thursday after suffering sprained left ankle late in Giants game and being limited in Wednesday’s practice.

By Mark Maske  |  04:00 PM ET, 12/05/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Injuries, Jim Haslett, London Fletcher, Redskins vs. Chiefs, Week 14

Posted at 12:00 PM ET, 12/05/2013

Andy Reid, Chiefs come to town with 3-0 record vs. NFC East

The Washington Redskins on Sunday welcome to town a familiar face in Andy Reid, and a Kansas City Chiefs team that has made a dramatic turnaround from 2-14 last season to 9-3 in Reid’s first season at the helm.

By Mike Jones  |  12:00 PM ET, 12/05/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Jim Haslett, Kansas City Chiefs, NFC East, Redskins vs. Chiefs, Week 14

Posted at 10:26 AM ET, 12/04/2013

How the Giants limited Alfred Morris and the Redskins’ running game

New York used a variety of defensive fronts to unleash a defense dedicated to stopping the Redskins running back, which worked but left other runs open.

By Mark Bullock  |  10:26 AM ET, 12/04/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Alfred Morris, Chris Chester, Kory Lichtensteiger, Kyle Shanahan, Logan Paulsen, Offensive line, offensive philosophy, read option, Redskins vs. Giants, Robert Griffin III, The Outsider, video, Week 13, Week 14, Will Montgomery

Posted at 03:30 PM ET, 12/03/2013

Botched snap ‘ruins’ good day for special teams, in Shanahan’s view

“To be honest with you, I was really pleased with the special teams [Sunday],” Shanahan said Monday. “I thought it was the best game we had and all of a sudden we have that snap.“

By Mark Maske  |  03:30 PM ET, 12/03/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Mike Shanahan, Redskins vs. Giants, special teams, 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 04:50 PM ET, 12/02/2013

Shanahan defends Garcon, Moss, Hall for Sunday’s penalties

Redskins coach praises all three players’ competitiveness.

By Mark Maske  |  04:50 PM ET, 12/02/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  DeAngelo Hall, Mike Shanahan, penalties, Pierre Garcon, Redskins vs. Giants, Santana Moss, video, Week 13

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 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 11:09 AM ET, 12/02/2013

Five observations from the Redskins’ loss to the Giants

The Washington Redskins’ second-half slide continued in their third consecutive loss.

By Mike Jones  |  11:09 AM ET, 12/02/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Alfred Morris, Mike Shanahan, observations, Redskins vs. Giants, Robert Griffin III, Week 13

Posted at 02:15 AM ET, 12/02/2013

Doughty suffers concussion, Hall and Fletcher injured as well

Safety Reed Doughty left Sunday night’s game after suffering a concussion, and his status for the immediate future remains uncertain.

By Mike Jones  |  02:15 AM ET, 12/02/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  DeAngelo Hall, Injuries, London Fletcher, Redskins vs. Giants, Reed Doughty, 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 01:30 AM ET, 12/02/2013

Redskins officially eliminated from playoff contention

They have faced extremely long odds for a number of weeks now, but with their 24-17 loss to the New York Giants, the Washington Redskins officially saw their playoff aspirations come to an end.

By Mike Jones  |  01:30 AM ET, 12/02/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  NFC East, Playoffs, Redskins vs. Giants, video, Week 13

Posted at 07:20 PM ET, 12/01/2013

Jordan Reed to miss second straight game after setback

Rookie tight end Jordan Reed will miss a second consecutive game after he suffered a head ache following a pregame workout.

By Mike Jones  |  07:20 PM ET, 12/01/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Darrel Young, Evan Royster, inactives, Jordan Reed, Niles Paul, Redskins vs. Giants, Running backs, special teams, tight ends, Week 13

Posted at 06:30 PM ET, 12/01/2013

Redskins vs. Giants: Live

Join the discussion for tonight’s game between the Washington Redskins and New York Giants from FedEx Field.

By Gene Wang, Cindy Boren, Keith McMillan and Chelsea Janes  |  06:30 PM ET, 12/01/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Live coverage, Redskins vs. Giants, Week 13

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

Redskins vs. Giants: Game day notes and fast facts

Milestones to watch for as the Redskins look to snap their three-game skid.

By Mike Jones  |  12:39 PM ET, 12/01/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Game day notes, Redskins vs. Giants, Week 13

Posted at 03:45 PM ET, 11/29/2013

Chase Minnifield promoted to Redskins’ roster from practice squad

The cornerback was re-signed to the practice squad in September after he failed to make the season-opening roster.

By Mark Maske  |  03:45 PM ET, 11/29/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Chase Minnifield, Redskins Roster, Roster moves

Posted at 03:20 PM ET, 11/29/2013

Darrel Young’s playing status remains unclear

The fullback practices but takes “just a few reps,” according to Coach Mike Shanahan.

By Mark Maske  |  03:20 PM ET, 11/29/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Darrel Young, Injuries, Injury report, Redskins injuries, Redskins vs. Giants

Posted at 12:16 PM ET, 11/29/2013

Brian Orakpo is diversifying and improving his game

It might be a lost season, but Brian Orakpo is improving, using his smarts and not just athletic ability to derail plays against the 49ers. Mark Bullock takes a look at a few, and then asks via poll if Orakpo should be re-signed.

By Mark Bullock  |  12:16 PM ET, 11/29/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Brian Orakpo, outside linebackers, poll, Redskins vs. 49ers, The Outsider, Week 13

Posted at 11:05 AM ET, 11/29/2013

Redskins vs. Giants: Five story lines to follow Sunday night

The Redskins aim to snap a three-game losing streak while the Giants look to get back on track after having a four-game run snapped by Dallas last week.

By Mike Jones  |  11:05 AM ET, 11/29/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Redskins-Giants

Posted at 10:30 AM ET, 11/28/2013

Robert Griffin III declines to respond to Ahmad Brooks

San Francisco linebacker had said after Monday’s game that the Redskins quarterback shouldn’t be playing.

By Mark Maske  |  10:30 AM ET, 11/28/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Redskins vs. 49ers, Robert Griffin III, San Francisco 49ers, video, Week 13

Posted at 04:16 PM ET, 11/27/2013

Redskins injury report: Reed returns to practice, Paul sidelined

The Redskins got one tight end back in practice on Wednesday, but were without the services of another.

By Mike Jones  |  04:16 PM ET, 11/27/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Darrel Young, Injury report, Jordan Reed, jose gumbs, Niles Paul, Redskins vs. Giants, tight ends, Week 13

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 12:54 PM ET, 11/26/2013

Redskins mailbag: Is it time for Kirk Cousins?

Mike Jones answers questions from readers about Kirk Cousins, Keenan Robinson, clock management and, you guessed it, Kirk Cousins.

By Mike Jones  |  12:54 PM ET, 11/26/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  inside linebackers, Keenan Robinson, Kirk Cousins, Mailbag, Mike Shanahan, Redskins vs. 49ers, Robert Griffin III, Week 13

Posted at 11:35 AM ET, 11/26/2013

Griffin and Shanahan, in their own words (video); snap counts

Video of last night’s postgame press conferences.

By Keith McMillan  |  11:35 AM ET, 11/26/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Mike Shanahan, news conferences, Redskins vs. 49ers, Robert Griffin III, video, Week 12

Posted at 10:35 AM ET, 11/26/2013

Alfred Morris: Redskins didn’t have ‘the greatest of weeks’ in practice

‘We just didn’t show up,’ running back says of Monday night’s performance.

By Mark Maske  |  10:35 AM ET, 11/26/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Alfred Morris, Practice reports, Redskins vs. 49ers, Week 12, Week 13

Posted at 09:39 AM ET, 11/26/2013

Redskins-49ers: Five observations from Monday night’s loss

Another game, another embarrassment, and the Redskins at 3-8 took another step toward a disastrous end.

By Mike Jones  |  09:39 AM ET, 11/26/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Josh Wilson, Mike Shanahan, observations, Redskins vs. 49ers, Robert Griffin III, special teams, Trent Williams, Week 12

Posted at 07:59 AM ET, 11/26/2013

For Redskins, where to from here?

By Keith McMillan  |  07:59 AM ET, 11/26/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Opening kick, Redskins vs. 49ers, Week 12

Posted at 12:48 AM ET, 11/26/2013

Redskins vs. 49ers: Live

Join the discussion for tonight’s game between the Washington Redskins and San Francisco 49ers at FedEx Field.

By Gene Wang, Cindy Boren, Keith McMillan and Chelsea Janes  |  12:48 AM ET, 11/26/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Live coverage, Redskins vs. 49ers, Week 12

Posted at 09:31 PM ET, 11/25/2013

Redskins honor members of the Navajo Code Talkers Association

The group was recognized during the Redskins-49ers game as a joint celebration of the NFL’s Salute to Service month and Native American Heritage month.

By Mike Jones  |  09:31 PM ET, 11/25/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Redskins name, Redskins vs. 49ers, Week 12

Posted at 08:49 PM ET, 11/25/2013

49ers forced to punt

By Gene Wang  |  08:49 PM ET, 11/25/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Redskins

Posted at 07:20 PM ET, 11/25/2013

Redskins inactives: Bowen, Young sidelined by injuries vs. 49ers

The Washington Redskins will be without starting right defensive end Stephen Bowen and starting fullback Darrel Young as they host the San Francisco 49ers.

By Mike Jones  |  07:20 PM ET, 11/25/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  brandon jenkins, Darrel Young, inactives, Jordan Reed, jose gumbs, josh leribeus, Redskins vs. 49ers, Rex Grossman, Stephen Bowen, Week 12

Posted at 06:28 PM ET, 11/25/2013

Redskins unveil re-sodded playing surface versus 49ers

An improved playing surface greeted the Washington Redskins and San Francisco 49ers Monday night as the team opted earlier this month to re-sod FedEx Field.

By Mike Jones  |  06:28 PM ET, 11/25/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  FedEx Field, Redskins vs. 49ers, Robert Griffin III, Week 12

Posted at 12:26 PM ET, 11/25/2013

Game Day Q&A: Jarvis Jenkins on improving his knowledge and technique

The 6-foot-4, 325-pound Clemson product talks about the importance of technique in the NFL and why it helps to be loose on game day.

By Mike Jones  |  12:26 PM ET, 11/25/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  defensive line, Game Day Q&A, Jarvis Jenkins, Redskins vs. 49ers, Week 12

Posted at 10:32 AM ET, 11/25/2013

Poll: How much chance do the Redskins have against the 49ers?

We ask for your honest opinion on how it plays out tonight, and whether it’s more important to see a win or progress?

By Keith McMillan  |  10:32 AM ET, 11/25/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Opening kick, poll, Redskins vs. 49ers, Week 12

Posted at 09:46 AM ET, 11/25/2013

Redskins vs. 49ers: Game day notes and fast facts

The Redskins and 49ers face off on Monday Night Football with each on a two-game losing streak.

By Mike Jones  |  09:46 AM ET, 11/25/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Game day notes, Redskins vs. 49ers, Week 12

Posted at 11:00 AM ET, 11/24/2013

Re-sodded playing surface at FedEx Field goes on display for Redskins-49ers game Monday night

It’s the first home game since the field was re-sodded following the Redskins’ overtime win over the Chargers on Nov. 3.

By Mark Maske  |  11:00 AM ET, 11/24/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  FedEx Field, Redskins vs. 49ers, Week 12

Posted at 08:00 AM ET, 11/24/2013

Redskins enter Monday night game vs. 49ers after week of high drama

Amid controversy, Santana Moss says, “Everything is positive.“

By Mark Maske  |  08:00 AM ET, 11/24/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Redskins vs. 49ers

Posted at 04:59 PM ET, 11/23/2013

Jordan Reed ruled out for Redskins-49ers game on Monday night

A concussion suffered last week will sideline the tight end, whose absence creates an opportunity for Fred Davis.

By Mike Jones  |  04:59 PM ET, 11/23/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  inactives, Injuries, Jordan Reed, Redskins vs. 49ers, tight ends, Week 12

Posted at 08:30 AM ET, 11/23/2013

Nick Williams seeks improvement for Redskins in second outing

His introduction to the NFL out of the way, rookie punt returner Nick Williams aims to display improvement this week for the Washington Redskins.

By Mike Jones  |  08:30 AM ET, 11/23/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Nick Williams, Redskins vs. 49ers, special teams, Week 12

Posted at 10:01 AM ET, 11/22/2013

Redskins vs. 49ers: Five story lines to follow Monday night

Two young star quarterbacks are struggling in their second seasons, and more to watch for when San Francisco visits Washington.

By Mike Jones  |  10:01 AM ET, 11/22/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Five storylines, Redskins vs. 49ers

Posted at 02:58 PM ET, 11/21/2013

Redskins had ‘a blown assignment’ on McCoy’s catch vs. Kerrigan, Haslett says

Defensive coordinator also says he was pleased with efforts against Adrian Peterson and LeSean McCoy but Frank Gore, who’s up next, is a different type of runner.

By Mark Maske  |  02:58 PM ET, 11/21/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Jim Haslett, London Fletcher, outside linebackers, Redskins vs. Eagles, Ryan Kerrigan, Week 11, Week 12

Posted at 03:50 PM ET, 11/20/2013

Leonard Hankerson out for season; Morgan to start

Wide receiver needs surgery on LCL.

By Mike Jones  |  03:50 PM ET, 11/20/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  E.J. Biggers, Injuries, Jordan Reed, jose gumbs, Josh Morgan, Josh Wilson, Leonard Hankerson, Redskins vs. 49ers, Stephen Bowen, Week 12, Wide Receivers

Posted at 03:30 PM ET, 11/20/2013

Fred Davis, Josh Morgan expect to dress Monday

With teammates at their positions injured, demoted wide receiver Josh Morgan and tight end Fred Davis could find themselves back in the mix next Monday .

By Mike Jones  |  03:30 PM ET, 11/20/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Fred Davis, Josh Morgan, Redskins vs. 49ers, tight ends, Week 12, Wide Receivers

Posted at 09:24 AM ET, 11/20/2013

Santana Moss: RGIII should “Stand up and say ‘me’ or ‘I’ “

Wide receiver Santana Moss said that he took offense to quarterback Robert Griffin III’s comments about what transpired on the game-losing play against the Philadelphia Eagles on Sunday.

By Mike Jones  |  09:24 AM ET, 11/20/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  leadership, Redskins vs. Eagles, Robert Griffin III, Santana Moss, Week 12

Posted at 03:25 PM ET, 11/19/2013

Injury situation could leave Redskins relying on Fred Davis, Josh Morgan again

Tight end, wide receiver had been pushed aside in recent weeks but now Jordan Reed is being treated for a concussion and Leonard Hankerson is facing possible knee surgery.

By Mark Maske  |  03:25 PM ET, 11/19/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Fred Davis, Injuries, Jordan Reed, Josh Morgan, Leonard Hankerson, Mike Shanahan, Redskins vs. 49ers, tight ends, Week 12, Wide Receivers

Posted at 12:30 PM ET, 11/19/2013

Redskins mailbag: RGIII’s mechanics, play-calling and defensive needs

Readers ask Mike Jones about the quarterback’s throwing motion, his development and the line and play-calling that supports him, and more.

By Mike Jones  |  12:30 PM ET, 11/19/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Jim Haslett, Kyle Shanahan, Mailbag, Mike Shanahan, Offensive line, offensive philosophy, Redskins vs. Eagles, Robert Griffin III, Salary cap, Week 12

Posted at 09:37 AM ET, 11/19/2013

Shanahan: Eagles didn’t know Redskins’ plays, but aimed to challenge Griffin’s passing

Coach dismisses the notion that the Eagles knew what plays were coming.

By Mike Jones  |  09:37 AM ET, 11/19/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Mike Shanahan, Redskins vs. Eagles, Robert Griffin III, Week 11

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 02:04 PM ET, 11/18/2013

Redskins players vow to remain united

At 3-7, Redskins players insist that the locker room will not splinter.

By Mike Jones  |  02:04 PM ET, 11/18/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Brandon Meriweather, DeAngelo Hall, London Fletcher, Niles Paul, 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 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 10:20 AM ET, 11/18/2013

Redskins vs. Eagles: Five observations from Sunday’s loss

Here we are again, sifting through the wreckage following another Redskins loss.

By Mike Jones  |  10:20 AM ET, 11/18/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  observations, Redskins vs. Eagles, Week 11

Posted at 07:30 AM ET, 11/18/2013

Pierre Garcon not happy after defeat

Wide receiver initially refuses to speak to reporters, citing an injury, then talks for a little over a minute in a hallway outside the locker room.

By Mark Maske  |  07:30 AM ET, 11/18/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Pierre Garcon, Redskins vs. Eagles, Week 11

Posted at 07:53 PM ET, 11/17/2013

Redskins players: Eagles ‘knew what was coming’ on offense and defense

The Redskins struggled to get their passing attack going for much of the game, and players said that part of the problem was that the Eagles seemed to know what plays they were going to run.

By Mike Jones  |  07:53 PM ET, 11/17/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Redskins vs. Eagles

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 11:59 AM ET, 11/17/2013

Redskins vs. Eagles: Game Day notes and fast facts

The team will attempt to avenge a 33-27 Week 1 loss to the Eagles and pick up their first NFC East victory of the season.

By Mike Jones  |  11:59 AM ET, 11/17/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Game day notes, London Fletcher, Pierre Garcon, Redskins vs. Eagles, Santana Moss, Week 11

Posted at 11:43 AM ET, 11/17/2013

Josh Morgan inactive for Redskins vs. Eagles

Wide receiver Josh Morgan will be inactive for today’s game against the Philadelphia Eagles. The move marks a further descent for the sixth-year veteran, who last season signed with his hometown Redskins as a free agent.

By Mike Jones  |  11:43 AM ET, 11/17/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  brandon jenkins, Chris Neild, Fred Davis, inactives, jose gumbs, josh leribeus, Josh Morgan, Redskins vs. Eagles, Rex Grossman, Week 11

Posted at 11:35 AM ET, 11/17/2013

Nick Foles recalls struggling in first NFL start against Redskins last season

The then-rookie quarterback had a day to forget as the Redskins started their seven-game winning streak to close the 2012 regular season.

By Mark Maske  |  11:35 AM ET, 11/17/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Redskins vs. Eagles, Week 11

Posted at 11:00 AM ET, 11/17/2013

Redskins at Eagles: Live

Join the discussion for this afternoon’s game between the Washington Redskins and Philadelphia Eagles at Lincoln Financial Field.

By Gene Wang, Cindy Boren, Keith McMillan and Chelsea Janes  |  11:00 AM ET, 11/17/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Live coverage, Redskins, Redskins vs. Eagles, Week 11

Posted at 09:00 AM ET, 11/17/2013

Game Day Q&A: Niles Paul on reclaiming his job as return man, his style and more

In today’s Game Day Q&A, Paul discusses his role as a kick returner, his college experience in this department, his style and key to success.

By Mike Jones  |  09:00 AM ET, 11/17/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Game Day Q&A, Niles Paul, Redskins vs. Eagles, Week 11

Posted at 07:30 AM ET, 11/17/2013

Barry Cofield says he’ll be ‘shocked’ if Redskins don’t play better on defense against Eagles second time around

‘We were kind of the sacrificial lambs for the league for those first 30 minutes in that game,’ nose tackle says of season opener against Chip Kelly’s offense.

By Mark Maske  |  07:30 AM ET, 11/17/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  barry cofield, Defense, Redskins vs. Eagles, Week 11

Posted at 05:00 PM ET, 11/16/2013

Redskins try to add to Eagles’ home-field woes

Philadelphia has lost 10 straight home games dating to last season.

By Mark Maske  |  05:00 PM ET, 11/16/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Redskins vs. Eagles, Week 11

Posted at 01:44 PM ET, 11/16/2013

Redskins’ Alfred Morris doing more with less in second season

Used less than last year, Morris appears to have resumed his role as Washington’s workhorse running back.

By Mike Jones  |  01:44 PM ET, 11/16/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Alfred Morris, Redskins vs. Eagles, Week 11

Posted at 11:26 AM ET, 11/15/2013

Redskins vs. Eagles: Five story lines to follow Sunday

Facing the Eagles on Sunday, Washington will try to pick up its fourth win of the season.

By Mike Jones  |  11:26 AM ET, 11/15/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Five storylines, Redskins vs. Eagles

Posted at 10:00 AM ET, 11/15/2013

Kyle Shanahan hopes for better start on offense against Eagles this time

‘I’m just looking forward to hopefully being in a normal game with them,’ offensive coordinator says.

By Mark Maske  |  10:00 AM ET, 11/15/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Alfred Morris, Kyle Shanahan, Redskins vs. Eagles, Robert Griffin III, Week 11

Posted at 08:30 AM ET, 11/15/2013

Redskins try to jump-start return game

They’re ranked 30th in the NFL in punt return average and 31st in kickoff return average.

By Mark Maske  |  08:30 AM ET, 11/15/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Niles Paul, Redskins vs. Eagles, Reed Doughty, special teams, Week 11

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 11/15/2013

Should the Redskins be more like the Chiefs?

The Chiefs are winning with a conservative offense. Is it an approach that could work for Washington?

By Desmond Bieler  |  07:00 AM ET, 11/15/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Alfred Morris, Kansas City Chiefs, Opening kick, poll, Redskins vs. Eagles, Roy Helu Jr., Running backs, Week 11

Posted at 04:15 PM ET, 11/14/2013

DeAngelo Hall limited in Thursday’s practice

Redskins cornerback DeAngelo Hall had soreness in his left foot, according to Coach Mike Shanahan.

By Mark Maske  |  04:15 PM ET, 11/14/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  DeAngelo Hall, Injuries, Redskins vs. Eagles, Stephen Bowen, video, Week 11

Posted at 02:48 PM ET, 11/14/2013

RGIII: Dealing with pressure hard here, but ‘I’ve got tough skin’

Robert Griffin III believes he can handle the pressure that goes with being Redskins quarterback.

By Mike Jones  |  02:48 PM ET, 11/14/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Redskins vs. Eagles, Robert Griffin III, Week 11

Posted at 02:00 PM ET, 11/14/2013

Haslett believes Redskins have another 7-0 run in them

Defensive coordinator Jim Haslett has confidence that Washington can pull off another 7-0 run, if it can put complete games together.

By Mike Jones  |  02:00 PM ET, 11/14/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Jim Haslett, poll, Redskins vs. Eagles, video, Week 11

Posted at 01:16 PM ET, 11/14/2013

Jim Haslett: ‘There’s a lot to learn’ from Redskins’ Week 1 loss to Eagles

The rematch comes Sunday in Philadelphia after the Eagles won on opening night at FedEx Field.

By Mark Maske  |  01:16 PM ET, 11/14/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Brandon Meriweather, Defense, Jim Haslett, NFC East, Redskins vs. Eagles, video, Week 1, Week 11

Posted at 11:01 AM ET, 11/14/2013

How Nick Foles and Michael Vick attack defenses differently

The Eagles quarterback the Redskins faced in Week 1 tested Washington’s safeties physically. The player they’ll see in Week 11 will test them mentally.

By Mark Bullock  |  11:01 AM ET, 11/14/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  NFC East, Philadelphia Eagles, Redskins vs. Eagles, The Outsider, Week 11

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 11/14/2013

Is Eagles’ Nick Foles a better matchup for Redskins than Michael Vick?

Which Eagles quarterback is a better matchup for the Redskins?

By Greg Schimmel  |  07:00 AM ET, 11/14/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  NFC East, Philadelphia Eagles, Redskins vs. Eagles, Week 11

Posted at 04:55 PM ET, 11/13/2013

Robert Griffin III says he needs to take fewer hits

The Redskins’ second-year quarterback acknowledges that he needs to get hit less often.

By Kent Babb  |  04:55 PM ET, 11/13/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Redskins vs. Eagles, Robert Griffin III, Week 11

Posted at 12:10 PM ET, 11/13/2013

Chip Kelly, Eagles prepare for improved RGIII

When the Robert Griffin III made his comeback from the reconstruction of his right knee, the Philadelphia Eagles represented the first live action that he faced since last January’s season-ending loss to the Seattle Seahawks.

By Mike Jones  |  12:10 PM ET, 11/13/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Redskins vs. Eagles, Robert Griffin III, Week 11

Posted at 08:36 AM ET, 11/13/2013

Quick-passing attack remains problematic for Redskins defense

Throughout the season, the Redskins defense has struggled to stop the quick-hitter passing attack.

By Mike Jones  |  08:36 AM ET, 11/13/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Redskins vs. Eagles

Posted at 02:15 PM ET, 11/12/2013

Rematch with Eagles gives Redskins first look of the season at Nick Foles

Quarterback is thriving in Chip Kelly’s offensive system, with 16 touchdown passes and zero interceptions this season.

By Mark Maske  |  02:15 PM ET, 11/12/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  DeAngelo Hall, Kedric Golston, Redskins vs. Eagles, Reed Doughty, Ryan Kerrigan, Week 11

Posted at 01:46 PM ET, 11/12/2013

Redskins-Giants game Dec. 1 remains on Sunday night, at least for now

Game not flexed to Sunday afternoon at this point but final decision still pending. The deadline is next Tuesday.

By Mark Maske  |  01:46 PM ET, 11/12/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  2013 Schedule, NFC East, Redskins vs. Giants

Posted at 05:05 AM ET, 11/12/2013

Why the fourth-down pass to Santana Moss against the Vikings was a good call

A corner route -- not a fade -- to Santana Moss against this particular goal-line coverage was solid, even though it didn’t work late against the Vikings.

By Mark Bullock  |  05:05 AM ET, 11/12/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Defense, offensive philosophy, Redskins vs. Vikings, Santana Moss, The Outsider, Week 10

Posted at 12:53 PM ET, 11/11/2013

Reed Doughty takes blame for botched fake punt

‘I shouldn’t have called it,’ safety says.

By Mark Maske  |  12:53 PM ET, 11/11/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Brian Orakpo, Niles Paul, Redskins vs. Vikings, Reed Doughty, Sav Rocca, special teams, video, Week 10

Posted at 07:51 AM ET, 11/11/2013

As Redskins get back to work, RGIII says players still believe

Their long weekend complete, the Redskins begin preparation for next Sunday’s game at Philadelphia.

By Mike Jones  |  07:51 AM ET, 11/11/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Redskins vs. Eagles, Robert Griffin III

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 06:31 AM ET, 11/08/2013

Redskins get signals crossed on fake punt

Sav Rocca says he saw a signal for a fake, causing Redskins’ latest special teams misadventure.

By Mark Maske and Mike Jones  |  06:31 AM ET, 11/08/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Niles Paul, Redskins vs. Vikings, Sav Rocca, special teams, Week 10

Posted at 01:23 AM ET, 11/08/2013

Personal fouls set up Vikings for scoring drives

The Redskins commit three costly personal fouls to set up the Vikings in more favorable field position on several scoring drives.

By Mike Jones  |  01:23 AM ET, 11/08/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Chris Baker, Darrel Young, penalties, Perry Riley, Redskins vs. Vikings, Week 10

Posted at 08:47 PM ET, 11/07/2013

Hundreds gather outside Mall of America Field to protest Redskins’ name

Gathering in Minneapolis is larger than similar protests this season in Green Bay and Denver.

By Mark Maske  |  08:47 PM ET, 11/07/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Redskins name, Redskins vs. Vikings, Week 10

Posted at 07:18 PM ET, 11/07/2013

Fred Davis inactive a fifth game this season

Washington Redskins tight end Fred Davis once again is on the team’s inactive list, marking the fifth time this season that the former starter will not play.

By Mike Jones  |  07:18 PM ET, 11/07/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  brandon jenkins, Chris Neild, Chris Thompson, Fred Davis, inactives, jose gumbs, josh leribeus, Redskins vs. Vikings, Rex Grossman, Week 10

Posted at 06:27 PM ET, 11/07/2013

Redskins at Vikings: Live

Join the discussion for tonight’s game between the Washington Redskins and Minnesota Vikings.

By Gene Wang, Cindy Boren and Keith McMillan  |  06:27 PM ET, 11/07/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Redskins vs. Vikings, Week 10

Posted at 06:08 PM ET, 11/07/2013

Redskins vs. Vikings: Game day notes and fast facts

The Washington Redskins aim to improve to 4-5 with a win over the Minnesota Vikings at 8:25 p.m. at Mall of America Field at Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome.

By Mike Jones  |  06:08 PM ET, 11/07/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Game day notes, Redskins vs. Vikings, Week 10

Posted at 05:35 PM ET, 11/07/2013

London Fletcher ranks Adrian Peterson alongside Marshall Faulk, LaDainian Tomlinson

Redskins linebacker says it’s ‘flip a coin’ between those three as the best running back he’s seen during his long NFL career.

By Mark Maske  |  05:35 PM ET, 11/07/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  London Fletcher, Redskins vs. Vikings, Week 10

Posted at 04:57 PM ET, 11/07/2013

Brian Orakpo not worried about modest number of sacks

Outside linebacker has managed only three sacks in first half of Redskins’ season.

By Mark Maske  |  04:57 PM ET, 11/07/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Brian Orakpo, Redskins vs. Vikings, Week 10

Posted at 12:13 PM ET, 11/07/2013

Kyle Shanahan hopes for a fast start to overcome crowd noise

As they take on the Washington Redskins inside the Metrodome, the Minnesota Vikings will try to use crowd noise to their advantage. A fast start on offense could serve as the best way to handle that obstacle, offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan believes.

By Mike Jones  |  12:13 PM ET, 11/07/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Kyle Shanahan, Redskins offense

Posted at 04:00 PM ET, 11/06/2013

Redskins wrap up preparations with a light practice

Jim Haslett says Mike Shanahan did a good job of allowing players to recover from Sunday’s game in preparation for playing again Thursday night.

By Mark Maske  |  04:00 PM ET, 11/06/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Redskins vs. Vikings, Week 10

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

London Fletcher listed as probable on injury report

Linebacker had his knee drained, Coach Mike Shanahan said Monday, when he called Fletcher fine.

By Mark Maske  |  03:11 PM ET, 11/06/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Injuries, London Fletcher, Redskins vs. Vikings, Week 10

Posted at 01:23 PM ET, 11/06/2013

Redskins continue to believe goal-line stand could turn around season

‘All of a sudden now everybody is riding with the Redskins again,’ linebacker Brian Orakpo says.

By Mark Maske  |  01:23 PM ET, 11/06/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Brian Orakpo, Redskins vs. Chargers, Redskins vs. Vikings, Week 10

Posted at 11:33 AM ET, 11/06/2013

The Redskins used run-heavy looks to keep Chargers off balance

Mark Bullock examines how the Redskins used three tight-end sets to run the ball, then threw the Chargers off by shifting to empty backfield from the same personnel group.

By Mark Bullock  |  11:33 AM ET, 11/06/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Jordan Reed, Kyle Shanahan, Offensive line, offensive philosophy, Redskins vs. Chargers, Roy Helu Jr., The Outsider, tight ends, Week 10

Posted at 10:47 AM ET, 11/06/2013

Redskins vs. Vikings: Five story lines to follow Thursday night

FIVE STORY LINES | The Redskins didn’t have much time to prep for Thursday night’s game vs. Vikings.

By Mike Jones  |  10:47 AM ET, 11/06/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Alfred Morris, Josh Morgan, Kai Forbath, London Fletcher, Perry Riley, Redskins vs. Vikings, Robert Griffin III, story lines, Week 10

Posted at 10:02 AM ET, 11/06/2013

DeAngelo Hall: Familiarity with Ponder, Vikings’ QB instability could help Redskins

The Redskins say of the three quarterbacks the Vikings have started this season, it’s best to be facing Christian Ponder because there’s the most game video on him.

By Mike Jones  |  10:02 AM ET, 11/06/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  DeAngelo Hall, Minnesota Vikings, Redskins vs. Vikings, video, Week 10

Posted at 07:02 AM ET, 11/06/2013

Kai Forbath moves on from Sunday’s blocked kicks

Redskins kicker says it’s not ‘something that I’m worried about that’s gonna continue to happen.’

By Mark Maske  |  07:02 AM ET, 11/06/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Kai Forbath, Redskins vs. Vikings, special teams

Posted at 05:13 PM ET, 11/05/2013

Griffin looking to post consecutive good games for first time this season

Coming off his best game of the season, Robert Griffin III will try to carry that success over into Thursday’s game.

By Mike Jones  |  05:13 PM ET, 11/05/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Redskins vs. Vikings, Robert Griffin III, Week 10

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 01:39 PM ET, 11/05/2013

Leslie Frazier sees Griffin ‘looking more and more like the Robert from a season ago’

Vikings coach says Adrian Peterson ‘really hit his stride’ in November last season in his return from knee injury.

By Mark Maske  |  01:39 PM ET, 11/05/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Redskins vs. Vikings, Robert Griffin III, Week 10

Posted at 12:54 PM ET, 11/05/2013

Leonard Hankerson draws praise for Sunday’s improved effort

Wide receiver turned in one of the better performances of his career in the Redskins’ win over the Chargers.

By Mike Jones  |  12:54 PM ET, 11/05/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Leonard Hankerson, Redskins vs. Chargers, Week 9, Wide Receivers

Posted at 07:41 PM ET, 11/04/2013

London Fletcher has knee drained but called ‘fine’ by Mike Shanahan

Redskins coach also says a hamstring injury suffered by wide receiver Leonard Hankerson is no big deal.

By Mark Maske  |  07:41 PM ET, 11/04/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Injuries, Leonard Hankerson, London Fletcher, Redskins injuries

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

Little time for Redskins to enjoy win over Chargers

It’s back to work Monday with a Thursday night game at Minnesota looming.

By Mark Maske  |  03:04 PM ET, 11/04/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Redskins vs. Vikings, Week 10

Posted at 01:41 PM ET, 11/04/2013

Darrell Green: Redskins need to re-sign DeAngelo Hall

Hall of Fame cornerback Darrell Green sang Redskins cornerback DeAngelo Hall’s praises and believes that Hall is just now tapping into his full potential.

By Mike Jones  |  01:41 PM ET, 11/04/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  cornerbacks, Darrell Green, DeAngelo Hall, Redskins vs. Chargers, Week 9