The Insider: Redskins defense


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 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 08:01 AM ET, 10/22/2013

Redskins could be extremely shorthanded at safety against Broncos

Brandon Meriweather was suspended Monday and Reed Doughty suffered a concussion in the Chicago game Sunday.

By Mark Maske  |  08:01 AM ET, 10/22/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Brandon Meriweather, Injuries, Redskins defense, Reed Doughty, Safeties, suspensions

Posted at 07:31 AM ET, 10/19/2013

Jarvis Jenkins, Rob Jackson ready to play more Sunday if needed

Duo debuted for Redskins in Dallas after being suspended for season’s first four games.

By Mark Maske  |  07:31 AM ET, 10/19/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Redskins defense

Posted at 08:03 AM ET, 08/18/2013

Jim Haslett hopeful Redskins' defense can withstand early-season test of its depth

Backup linebacker Keenan Robinson is hurt, while defensive end Jarvis Jenkins and reserve linebacker Rob Jackson are suspended from the first four games of the season.

By Mark Maske  |  08:03 AM ET, 08/18/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Defense, Jim Haslett, Redskins defense

Posted at 07:53 AM ET, 06/07/2013

'We feel like we should be a top-10 defense'

With the return of Brian Orakpo (pictured), Brandon Meriweather and Adam Carriker, Redskins defense expects to be a stout unit in 2013.

By Mark Maske  |  07:53 AM ET, 06/07/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Defense, expectations, Injuries, OTAs, pass rush, Redskins defense, Secondary

Posted at 04:44 PM ET, 03/28/2013

Redskins sign former Eagle DE Darryl Tapp

Seven-year veteran probably will be switched to outside linebacker

By Mike Jones  |  04:44 PM ET, 03/28/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Darryl Tapp, Redskins, Redskins defense, Redskins' free agents

Posted at 04:22 PM ET, 03/01/2013

Safety Tanard Jackson remains under contract to Redskins

Suspended safety's one-year deal rolls over into the 2013 season, but he still must be reinstated by the NFL to be eligible to play.

By Mark Maske  |  04:22 PM ET, 03/01/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Redskins defense, Redskins Roster, Tanard Jackson

Posted at 12:36 PM ET, 01/14/2013

Redskins season review: The defense

The unit was expected to be the team's strength, but struggled badly over the first half of the season before showing improvement after the bye.

By Mike Jones  |  12:36 PM ET, 01/14/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Redskins, Redskins defense, Redskins review

Posted at 11:43 AM ET, 12/24/2012

Redskins extend multiple-turnover, multiple-sack streak to three games

The Washington Redskins' defense continued to force turnovers and sack quarterbacks Sunday.

By Mike Jones  |  11:43 AM ET, 12/24/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Redskins defense, Redskins-Eagles

Posted at 02:11 PM ET, 11/15/2012

Jim Haslett hopes one-on-one meetings with defensive backs sparks improvement

Searching for a cure to his struggling defense, Washington Redskins defensive coordinator Jim Haslett and his assistants met with members of the secondary one-on-one during the bye week and discussed their shortcomings to date.

By Mike Jones  |  02:11 PM ET, 11/15/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Defense, Jim Haslett, Redskins defense

Posted at 02:49 PM ET, 11/09/2012

Redskins work out defensive backs, linebackers

The Washington Redskins worked out three defensive backs and two linebackers, but didnt immediately sign any of them.

By Mike Jones  |  02:49 PM ET, 11/09/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Redskins defense

Posted at 10:47 AM ET, 10/30/2012

Mike Shanahan: Redskins could be 5-3 if not for injuries on defense

For a second straight year, the Redskins are 3-5 at the halfway point of the season.

By Mike Jones  |  10:47 AM ET, 10/30/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Jim Haslett, Mike Shanahan, Redskins defense, Washington Redskins

Posted at 03:38 PM ET, 10/18/2012

Lorenzo Alexander welcomes expanded role on defense

Redskins' special teams captain acknowledges that more snaps on defense mean his punt and kickoff responsibilities must be curtailed.

By Mark Maske  |  03:38 PM ET, 10/18/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Lorenzo Alexander, Redskins defense

Posted at 02:16 PM ET, 10/18/2012

Jim Haslett dislikes ‘bend but don’t break’ description of defense

The Redskins allowed the Vikings 421 yards but was tough in the red zone

By Mike Jones  |  02:16 PM ET, 10/18/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Jim Haslett, Redskins defense, Washington Redskins

Posted at 09:01 AM ET, 09/28/2012

Redskins aim to remain stout against the run

While the Washington Redskins’ defense has struggled against the pass this season, one area that the unit has excelled at is stopping the run.

By Mike Jones  |  09:01 AM ET, 09/28/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  defensive line, Redskins defense, Redskins-Buccaneers

Posted at 01:42 PM ET, 09/27/2012

Redskins defensive coordinator Jim Haslett takes the blame for Bengals’ Wildcat TD pass

Redskins' defense wasn't properly aligned on the play.

By Mike Jones  |  01:42 PM ET, 09/27/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Jim Haslett, Redeskins defense, Redskins defense, Washington Redskins

Posted at 12:23 PM ET, 09/27/2012

Ronde Barber: London Fletcher’s 227 consecutive games streak most impressive

Fletcher and Barber share longest active streak, but Fletcher has done it as a linebacker

By Mike Jones  |  12:23 PM ET, 09/27/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  London Fletcher, Redskins defense, Washington Redskins

Posted at 11:46 AM ET, 09/27/2012

Redskins’ pass defense is the worst in the NFL

Washington yields the most yards per passing attempt of any team. That stat is the most reliable predictor of any in football

By Brian Burke  |  11:46 AM ET, 09/27/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Brian Burek, Brian Burke, Redskins defense, Redskins pass defense, Washington Redskins

Posted at 07:28 PM ET, 09/20/2012

Ryan Kerrigan picks up an additional sack

Additional sack credited to Redskins linebacker after a review of Sunday's game against St. Louis.

By Mike Jones  |  07:28 PM ET, 09/20/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Redskikns defense, Redskins defense, Ryan Kerrigan

Posted at 03:01 PM ET, 09/13/2012

DeAngelo Hall still adjusting to playing nickelback

Redskins coaches say Sunday against New Orleans was DeAngelo Hall’s best game as a member of Washington’s secondary.

By Mike Jones  |  03:01 PM ET, 09/13/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  DeAngelo Hall, Defense, defensive backs, Redskins defense

Posted at 11:57 AM ET, 09/13/2012

Sam Bradford wary of Redskins’ defense

Rams QB impressed with Washington front seven and banged up secondary

By Mike Jones  |  11:57 AM ET, 09/13/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Defense, game matchups, Redskins defense, Redskins-Rams

Posted at 03:17 PM ET, 09/12/2012

DeJon Gomes savors first career interception, gets grief for not scoring TD

Short summary of story

By Steve Yanda  |  03:17 PM ET, 09/12/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Brandon Meriweather, DeJon Gomes, Drew Brees, Redskins, Redskins defense

Posted at 03:05 PM ET, 09/11/2012

Redskins’ secondary got job done against Drew Brees, Saints

The Redskins' defensive backfield held New Orleans quarterback Drew Brees to less than a 50 percent completion rate Sunday.

By Mark Maske  |  03:05 PM ET, 09/11/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Redskins defense, Redskins secondary, Washington Redskins

Posted at 05:10 PM ET, 09/10/2012

Safety Jordan Bernstine lost for season; Redskins add free agent Jordan Pugh

Rookie seventh-round draft pick tore three ligaments in his right knee.

By Mike Jones  |  05:10 PM ET, 09/10/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Redskins defense, Redskins injuries, Redskins roster moves

Posted at 03:25 PM ET, 09/06/2012

Jim Haslett is comfortable with the Redskins’ secondary

Defensive coordinator says the key to the game will be limiting the explosive offense's production

By Mike Jones  |  03:25 PM ET, 09/06/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Defense, game matchups, Redskins defense, Washington Redskins

Posted at 10:30 AM ET, 09/06/2012

DeJon Gomes gets first-team work as Redskins scramble for backup plan at strong safety

The injury woes that have plagued the Redskins and their safeties the last two seasons seem to have continued as Mike Shanahan announced that the team will open the year with Brandon Meriweather sidelined for two to four weeks with a sprained MCL and PCL.

By Mike Jones  |  10:30 AM ET, 09/06/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Defense, injury updates, Redskins defense, Safeties

Posted at 04:18 PM ET, 09/05/2012

Brandon Meriweather out two to four weeks with new knee injury

Backup DeJon Gomes sees most of the time with the first team in practice Wednesday

By Mike Jones  |  04:18 PM ET, 09/05/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Brandon Meriweather, Redskins defense, Washington Redskins

Posted at 03:25 PM ET, 09/05/2012

Saints offensive player to watch: QB Drew Brees

One of the elite quarterbacks in the NFL, he has few flaws in his game.

By Mike Jones  |  03:25 PM ET, 09/05/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Brian Orakpo, Drew Brees, New Orleans Saints, Redskins defense, Redskins-Saints, Ryan Kerrigan, Washington Redskins

Posted at 09:08 PM ET, 09/03/2012

Crezdon Butler set to play catch-up with Redskins

Cornerback, once again healthy, has played in similar defensive schemes.

By Mike Jones  |  09:08 PM ET, 09/03/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Defense; defensive backs; cornerbacks; Crezdon Butler, Redskins defense, Redskins roster moves

Posted at 08:54 PM ET, 09/03/2012

Reed Doughty is preparing to start if needed

Uncertainty over knee injury of starter Brandon Meriweather leaves backup's status up in the air.

By Mark Maske  |  08:54 PM ET, 09/03/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Redskins defense, Redskins safeties, Reed Doughty

Posted at 06:04 PM ET, 09/03/2012

Orakpo: ‘I’m back’

Linebacker says his preseason shoulder injury is healing and he intends to be in the Redskins' lineup for Sunday's opener at New Orleans.

By Mark Maske  |  06:04 PM ET, 09/03/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Brian Orakpo; Orakpo injury; Redskins defense; Redskins injuries, Redskins injuries

Posted at 05:06 PM ET, 09/01/2012

Redskins add CB Crezdon Butler to round out 53-man roster

The Washington Redskins have filled their final roster spot, claiming cornerback Crezdon Butler off of the waiver wire, bringing their number of players at his position to five.

By Mike Jones  |  05:06 PM ET, 09/01/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Redskins; redskins roster updates; Redskins defense; defensive backs; roster moves; defense

Posted at 05:05 PM ET, 08/31/2012

Redskins safety Tanard Jackson suspended indefinitely for violating NFL substance abuse policy

Jackson, who had been competing for a backup safety position, violated the NFL’s substance abuse policy for a third time, according to two people with knowledge of the situation.

By Mike Jones and Mark Maske  |  05:05 PM ET, 08/31/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Redskins defense; Tanard Jackson; Redskins safeties, Redskins roster