The Insider: Running backs


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 02:59 PM ET, 03/27/2014

If healthy, Phillip Thomas and Chris Thompson could help Redskins

Because of injuries that robbed them of most or all of their rookie seasons, both running back Chris Thompson and safety Phillip Thomas remain mysteries.

By Mike Jones  |  02:59 PM ET, 03/27/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Chris Thompson, Phillip Thomas, Running backs, Safeties

Posted at 11:58 PM ET, 01/25/2014

Jordan hired as running backs coach

The Redskins hired former NFL player Randy Jordan as their running backs coach.

By Mark Maske  |  11:58 PM ET, 01/25/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  coaches, Running backs

Posted at 03:12 PM ET, 01/17/2014

Alfred Morris will play in Pro Bowl

Originally selected as an alternate, Redskins second-year running back will head to Hawaii.

By Mike Jones  |  03:12 PM ET, 01/17/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Alfred Morris, Pro Bowl, Running backs

Posted at 03:15 PM ET, 01/09/2014

How the Redskins running game might look under Jay Gruden

We examine Gruden’s preference for power runs and whether the read option has a future in Washington.

By Mark Bullock  |  03:15 PM ET, 01/09/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Jay Gruden, offensive philosophy, Running backs, The Outsider, zone read

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 04:58 PM ET, 12/10/2013

Redskins promote Jawan Jamison to 53-man roster

The Redskins promoted rookie running back Jawan Jamison to the 53-man roster to fill the spot vacated by Evan Royster, who suffered a season-ending injury.

By Mike Jones  |  04:58 PM ET, 12/10/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Evan Royster, Jawan Jamison, practice squad, Roster, Roster moves, Running backs, Week 15

Posted at 06:37 PM ET, 12/09/2013

Evan Royster headed for IR with high-ankle sprain

The Redskins will place third-year running back Evan Royster on season-ending injured reserve with a high ankle sprain.

By Mike Jones  |  06:37 PM ET, 12/09/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Evan Royster, Injuries, Running backs, Week 15

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 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 09:45 AM ET, 11/28/2013

Fantasy watch: Thankful for Jamaal Charles

Fantasy owners who drafted Jamaal Charles have plenty to be thankful for this season.

By Gene Wang  |  09:45 AM ET, 11/28/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  fantasy football, Kansas City Chiefs, Running backs, 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 11:30 AM ET, 11/21/2013

Fantasy watch: Goodbye to sure-thing RBs

Sure-thing running backs are becoming obsolete in fantasy football.

By Gene Wang  |  11:30 AM ET, 11/21/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  fantasy football, Running backs, Week 12

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 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 03:15 PM ET, 11/12/2013

Running back Davin Meggett added to practice squad

The undrafted player from Maryland has been on three practice squads prior to this.

By Mike Jones  |  03:15 PM ET, 11/12/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  practice squad, Running backs, Week 11

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 11:32 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 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 04:33 PM ET, 09/30/2013

Alfred Morris says his bruised ribs are 'nothing serious'

Running back says the Redskins' early bye week is 'perfect timing' for him after he was hurt Sunday.

By Mark Maske  |  04:33 PM ET, 09/30/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Alfred Morris, Injuries, Running backs

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 10:53 PM ET, 09/29/2013

Roy Helu gives Redskins a boost after Alfred Morris hurt

Backup tailback fills in nicely after Alfred Morris exits with a rib injury.

By Mark Maske  |  10:53 PM ET, 09/29/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Alfred Morris, Redskins vs. Raiders, Roy Helu Jr., Running backs

Posted at 09:35 PM ET, 09/29/2013

Redskins injuries: Alfred Morris has bruised ribs

The Redskins starting running back Alfred Morris left the third quarter of Sunday's 24-14 win over the Oakland Raiders having suffered what the team described as a rib contusion.

By Mike Jones  |  09:35 PM ET, 09/29/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Alfred Morris, DeAngelo Hall, Injuries, Logan Paulsen, Redskins vs. Raiders, Roy Helu Jr., Running backs, tight ends

Posted at 04:27 PM ET, 09/18/2013

Alfred Morris laments lack of preseason work

Despite showing improvement from Week 1 to Week 2, Redskins running back Alfred Morris said on Wednesday that he still doesn’t yet feel like himself.

By Mike Jones  |  04:27 PM ET, 09/18/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Alfred Morris, Running backs

Posted at 03:30 PM ET, 09/11/2013

Thompson vows to learn from his punt-return mistakes

Rookie made a fair catch at his own 5-yard line Monday.

By Mark Maske  |  03:30 PM ET, 09/11/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Chris Thompson, news conferences, Running backs, special teams

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

Alfred Morris putting Week 1 struggles behind him

A day removed from Monday night’s struggle-filled season-opening loss to the Eagles, Alfred Morris still had few answers for what led to such a sloppy performance.

By Mike Jones  |  09:02 AM ET, 09/11/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Alfred Morris, Redskins vs. Eagles, Running backs

Posted at 07:32 AM ET, 08/30/2013

Evan Royster has ‘no idea’ if his performance in finale was enough to make roster

Running back runs for 59 yards and a touchdown against the Buccaneers.

By Mark Maske  |  07:32 AM ET, 08/30/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Evan Royster, preseason, Roster, Running backs

Posted at 07:02 AM ET, 08/28/2013

Helu has secured roster spot behind Morris at tailback

Offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan says other backup running back spots remain up for grabs.

By Mark Maske  |  07:02 AM ET, 08/28/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Redskins running backs, Roy Helu

Posted at 03:01 PM ET, 08/27/2013

Video: Which Redskins could be cut after Thursday?

The Post Sports Live panel picks which players it sees getting cut, perhaps surprisingly, after Thursday.

By Keith McMillan  |  03:01 PM ET, 08/27/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Offensive line, outside linebackers, Post Sports Live, punt returners, Roster, Running backs, video

Posted at 03:16 PM ET, 08/26/2013

Evan Royster expects to play in Redskins' final preseason game

He's in competition for a roster spot behind starter Alfred Morris.

By Mark Maske  |  03:16 PM ET, 08/26/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Evan Royster, preseason, Roster, Running backs

Posted at 02:45 PM ET, 08/26/2013

Santana Moss willing to return punts if asked

Rookie running back Chris Thompson was given the first chance Saturday to replace injured return man Richard Crawford.

By Mark Maske  |  02:45 PM ET, 08/26/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Roster, Running backs, Santana Moss, special teams

Posted at 11:37 PM ET, 08/24/2013

Keiland Williams makes a strong case for a spot in crowded backfield

Fourth-year pro Keiland Williams came away from his performance in Saturday night's 30-7 Redskins win over the Buffalo Bills with a sense of encouragement as he battles for a roster spot as a backup running back and special teams contributor.

By Mike Jones  |  11:37 PM ET, 08/24/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  keiland williams, Roster, Running backs

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

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

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

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

Posted at 11:16 AM ET, 08/23/2013

Redskins vs. Bills: Five story lines to follow in Preseason Game 3

The Washington Redskins on Saturday return to FedEx Field, where they will host the Buffalo Bills in each team's third preseason game.

By Mike Jones  |  11:16 AM ET, 08/23/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  cornerbacks, Linebackers, preseason, Redskins-Bills, Running backs, Safeties, special teams, Storylines

Posted at 12:31 PM ET, 08/19/2013

Redskins-Steelers: Offensive storylines to follow

Rookie running backs and offensive linemen look to make positive impressions on coaches.

By Mike Jones  |  12:31 PM ET, 08/19/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Offensive line, Pittsburgh Steelers, preseason, Running backs, Storylines, Wide Receivers

Posted at 02:12 PM ET, 08/13/2013

Former rivals Jamison, Thompson team up in backfield

Former high school rivals and current Redskins rookies Jawan Jamison and Chris Thompson are working together as they compete for a roster spot.

By Chelsea Janes  |  02:12 PM ET, 08/13/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Chris Thompson, Jawan Jamison, Rookies, Running backs, Training camp

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

Observations from Monday's practice at Redskins training camp

Griffin's day by the numbers, plus David Amerson goes for X-rays after landing awkwardly on his hand, and much more.

By Mike Jones  |  08:30 PM ET, 08/12/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  cornerbacks, Linebackers, observations, Running backs, Training camp

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

Roy Helu Jr., Evan Royster impress in first cracks at No. 2 running back spot

Coach Mike Shanahan says he was "impressed" by the third-year running backs during Thursday's preseason win over Tennessee.

By Mike Jones  |  11:30 AM ET, 08/11/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Evan Royster, preseason, Roy Helu Jr., Running backs

Posted at 08:19 AM ET, 08/09/2013

Redskins vs. Titans: Five observations from Washington's preseason opener

Bacarri Rambo takes his lumps, Kirk Cousins looks sharp, and more from the 22-21 exhibition victory in Nashville.

By Mike Jones  |  08:19 AM ET, 08/09/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bacarri Rambo, Defense, Kirk Cousins, observations, preseason, Robert Griffin III, Running backs, Tennessee Titans

Posted at 07:37 PM ET, 08/08/2013

Redskins without Garcon, Morris and six other starters

The Washington Redskins will be without eight starters in their preseason game against the hosting Tennessee Titans.

By Mike Jones  |  07:37 PM ET, 08/08/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  inactives, Injuries, preseason, Running backs, Tennessee Titans, Wide Receivers

Posted at 11:02 AM ET, 08/07/2013

Roy Helu Jr. working to control emotions as Thursday's game approaches

While the Redskins' offense took a significant leap forward from sputtering unit to potent attack, Roy Helu Jr. refused to let himself wonder, "what if?"

By Mike Jones  |  11:02 AM ET, 08/07/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  preseason, Roy Helu Jr., Running backs, Training camp

Posted at 02:00 PM ET, 08/05/2013

Chris Thompson to practice Monday, continues recovery on injured left knee

Thompson remaining patient with recovery, still vying for role behind Alfred Morris

By Roman Stubbs  |  02:00 PM ET, 08/05/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Chris Thompson, Injuries, Running backs, Training camp

Posted at 03:42 PM ET, 08/01/2013

Evan Royster battles for a spot in the backfield

The Third-year pro and Westfield grad hopes to rediscover success from the last two games of his rookie season.

By Brandon Parker  |  03:42 PM ET, 08/01/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Evan Royster, Running backs, Training camp

Posted at 06:42 PM ET, 07/30/2013

Tristan Davis gives up on football

Backup running back Tristan Davis has decided to give up on football, Redskins coach Mike Shanahan said.

By Mike Jones  |  06:42 PM ET, 07/30/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Running backs, Training camp

Posted at 07:01 AM ET, 07/30/2013

Healthy Roy Helu adds potential spark

Redskins running back Roy Helu is healthy and more adjusted to the offense. The Redskins hope that translates into big plays.

By John Keim  |  07:01 AM ET, 07/30/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Running backs

Posted at 11:56 AM ET, 07/26/2013

Jordan Reed, Chris Thompson learning on the run

Redskins rookies, tight end Jordan Reed and running back Chris Thompson, learned a thing or two during their first time practicing after sitting out all spring with injuries.

By John Keim  |  11:56 AM ET, 07/26/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Rookies, Running backs, tight ends, Training camp

Posted at 10:39 AM ET, 07/26/2013

Mike Shanahan confident Redskins RB Alfred Morris will be highly productive again

Redskins coach says second-year running back is "going to be a guy that just keeps on getting better."

By Mark Maske  |  10:39 AM ET, 07/26/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Alfred Morris, Running backs, Training camp

Posted at 02:59 PM ET, 07/25/2013

Mazda is refurbishing Alfred Morris's 1991 626

Redskins running back Alfred Morris reveals that his beloved 1991 Mazda 626 did not make the trip to training camp, and temporarily is not on the road.

By Mike Jones  |  02:59 PM ET, 07/25/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Alfred Morris, Running backs, Training camp

Posted at 02:37 PM ET, 07/23/2013

More on Alfred Morris and the zone read

Additional analysis on Redskins running back Alfred Morris and his success using -- and not using -- zone-read plays last season.

By Keith McMillan  |  02:37 PM ET, 07/23/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Alfred Morris, offensive philosophy, RGIII, Running backs

Posted at 07:02 AM ET, 07/12/2013

Finding a third-down running back key for Redskins

Alfred Morris is entrenched as the workhorse back and Darrel Young is the fullback, but there are five to seven backs competing for roles in the Redskins' backfield.

By John Keim  |  07:02 AM ET, 07/12/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  position previews, Roster, Running backs

Posted at 11:01 AM ET, 06/24/2013

Redskins Mailbag: Areas of improvement for RGIII, and more

This week's mailbag is heavy on RGIII, with his progression as a player, his recovery and habits among the questions sent in from readers.

By Mike Jones  |  11:01 AM ET, 06/24/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Injuries, Mailbag, RGIII, RGIII injury, Running backs

Posted at 07:01 AM ET, 06/15/2013

Kyle Shanahan not worried about style when looking for backup to Morris

Washington Redskins offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan said talent and production will decide who he selects as his No. 2 running back, and that style doesn't carry much importance.

By Mike Jones  |  07:01 AM ET, 06/15/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Alfred Morris, Kyle Shanahan, Running backs

Posted at 02:31 PM ET, 06/13/2013

Redskins release fullback Dorson Boyce

The Washington Redskins announced that they have released fullback Dorson Boyce to bring their roster down to the league's offseason limit of 90 players.

By Mike Jones  |  02:31 PM ET, 06/13/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Roster, Running backs, transactions

Posted at 11:49 AM ET, 06/07/2013

Roy Helu finally returns to full strength

Nine months after his last football game, Redskins running back Roy Helu Jr. returned to the field this week, finally healthy enough to compete for a spot in a crowded yet uncertain backfield.

By Mike Jones  |  11:49 AM ET, 06/07/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Roy Helu, Roy Helu Jr., Running backs

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

Chris Thompson is waiting patiently, soaking up offense

Rookie Chris Thompson has tried to practice patience while also seizing the few opportunities he gets to show his potential.

By Mike Jones  |  12:06 PM ET, 06/05/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Chris Thompson, Injuries, Rookies, Running backs

Posted at 01:26 PM ET, 06/03/2013

The Mailbag: Chances for success, RGIII off-field attention, injury updates and more

As the Redskins go through another week of offseason practices, Mike Jones takes a dip into the mailbag.

By Mike Jones  |  01:26 PM ET, 06/03/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  inside linebackers, Mailbag, OTAs, Running backs

Posted at 01:02 PM ET, 05/31/2013

Shanahan: Alfred Morris can thrive in any system

Defensive coordinators on the Redskins' schedule will devote a fair amount of film study to running back Alfred Morris, looking for ways to contain him.

By Mike Jones  |  01:02 PM ET, 05/31/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Alfred Morris, Mike Shanahan, Running backs

Posted at 04:32 PM ET, 05/30/2013

Observations from Redskins' Thursday practice

Mike Jones shares what he observed at Redskins practice on Thursday, including in the secondary and at running back.

By Mike Jones  |  04:32 PM ET, 05/30/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  cornerbacks, defensive line, observations, offseason, OTAs, Running backs, Safeties

Posted at 11:09 AM ET, 05/29/2013

Five areas to monitor in the second week of offseason practices

Thursday's practice, which is open to reporters, will provide the opportunity to monitor several other developing storylines.

By Mike Jones  |  11:09 AM ET, 05/29/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  defensive line, OTAs, Running backs, Safeties

Posted at 10:50 AM ET, 05/16/2013

Redskins sign seventh-round RB Jawan Jamison

Washington continues to get its lower-round picks under contract, announcing the signing of the seventh-round running back from Rutgers.

By Mike Jones  |  10:50 AM ET, 05/16/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Redskins draft, Rookies, Running backs

Posted at 02:18 PM ET, 05/15/2013

Redskins sign fifth-round pick Chris Thompson

The Redskins announced Wednesday afternoon that they have signed fifth-round pick Chris Thompson to his rookie contract.

By Mike Jones  |  02:18 PM ET, 05/15/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Chris Thompson, Rookies, Running backs

Posted at 11:35 AM ET, 05/13/2013

Alfred Morris says he left a lot of yards on the field last year

The Redskins running back remains as likeable as ever, and says he left a lot of yards on the field last year.

By Keith McMillan  |  11:35 AM ET, 05/13/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Alfred Morris, Running backs

Posted at 02:14 PM ET, 05/10/2013

A closer look at Chris Thompson and Jawan Jamison

Get to know two of the Redskins' young running backs.

By Keith McMillan  |  02:14 PM ET, 05/10/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Rookies, Running backs

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

2013 NFL draft position preview: Running backs

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

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

Posted at 11:43 AM ET, 03/04/2013

Offseason questions: Do the Redskins need help in the backfield?

Alfred Morris established himself as Washington's workhorse back, but there are lingering questions about his backups.

By Mike Jones  |  11:43 AM ET, 03/04/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Alfred Morris, Evan Royster, offseason questions, Redskins, Reserve running backs, Roy Helu, Running backs

Posted at 12:47 PM ET, 10/23/2012

Redskins bring back RB Keiland Williams, cut Ryan Grant

Williams could challenge Evan Royster for third-down duties.

By Mike Jones  |  12:47 PM ET, 10/23/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  keiland williams, Redskins roster moves, Redskins running backs

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 09/27/2012

And the NFL’s referees are back!

The NFL's referees are back! Also, a comparison of the Redskins' backfield a year ago and now, and a look at which NFC teams stand in the way of a Redskins playoff appearance.

By Keith McMillan  |  07:00 AM ET, 09/27/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  NFC worry index, NFL referees, Opening kick, Redskins running backs, Redskins-Buccaneers, Referee lockout, Replacement refs, Roy Helu, Running backs, Ryan Grant, Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Week 4

Posted at 12:51 PM ET, 09/26/2012

Ryan Grant eager to contribute for Redskins

Newly-signed running back Ryan Grant said that his familiarity with the zone-blocking scheme that the Redskins run, the talent that Robert Griffin III boasts and Mike Shanahan’s coaching track record made him want to sign with Washington on Tuesday night.

By Mike Jones  |  12:51 PM ET, 09/26/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Redskins running backs, Running backs, Ryan Grant

Posted at 07:15 PM ET, 09/25/2012

Ryan Grant agrees to deal with Redskins

The former Green Bay Packer is brought in to bolster Washington's banged-up corps of running backs.

By Mike Jones  |  07:15 PM ET, 09/25/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Redskins Roster, Redskins running backs, Ryan Grant

Posted at 01:35 PM ET, 09/13/2012

Redskins RB Alfred Morris sees room for improvement

Alfred Morris said after reviewing the game individually and with his coaches, he saw plenty of room for improvement

By Mike Jones  |  01:35 PM ET, 09/13/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Alfred Morris, Redskins running backs

Posted at 06:06 PM ET, 09/10/2012

Alfred Morris reaffirms Mike Shanahan’s confidence

Rookie will remain the Washington Redskins’ starting running back following his solid debut Sunday.

By Mike Jones  |  06:06 PM ET, 09/10/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Alfred Morris, Redskins running backs

Posted at 12:22 PM ET, 09/09/2012

Alfred Morris to start? Coach Mike Shanahan’s history says yes

Redskins' sixth-round pick is expected to start.

By Jason Reid  |  12:22 PM ET, 09/09/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Alfred Morris, Redskins running backs

Posted at 01:41 PM ET, 09/05/2012

After lengthy stint on the sidelines, FB Darrel Young says he’s ready to go

After missing the entire preseason, Redskins' only fullback says he is ready to play against the New Orleans Saints.

By Mike Jones  |  01:41 PM ET, 09/05/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Darrel Young; running backs, Redskins fullbacks, Redskins injuries, Redskins offense, Redskins running backs, Redskins running backss, Washington Redskins

Posted at 11:44 AM ET, 09/04/2012

Redskins RB Alfred Morris: Parents’ example is key to his success

Once a longshot to even make the roster, rookie RB could start when Redskins play New Orleans Sunday.

By Mike Jones  |  11:44 AM ET, 09/04/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Alfred Morris, Offense, Redskins running backs

Posted at 01:13 PM ET, 08/31/2012

Redskins discussing trade involving WR Anthony Armstrong, RB Steve Slaton

The Redskins and Dolphins are discussing a trade that would send wide receiver Anthony Armstrong to Miami for running back Steve Slaton.

By Mike Jones  |  01:13 PM ET, 08/31/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Redskins roster, Redskins running backs; redskins roster moves;, Redskins wide receivers