The Insider: Week 11


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 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 05:17 PM ET, 11/18/2013

Josh Morgan’s comments ‘had nothing to do’ with de-activation, Shanahan says

Redskins coach says he remains confident in Morgan, who could return to the lineup now that Leonard Hankerson is hurt.

By Mark Maske  |  05:17 PM ET, 11/18/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  inactives, Josh Morgan, Mike Shanahan, Week 11, Wide Receivers

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 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 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 04:01 PM ET, 11/15/2013

Reed Doughty elected special teams captain

Offensive and defensive captains remain in place from the start of the season.

By Mark Maske  |  04:01 PM ET, 11/15/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Reed Doughty, special teams, Week 11

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 04:45 PM ET, 11/14/2013

Josh Morgan: ‘I know I didn’t do anything to lose my job’

Kyle Shanahan says Leonard Hankerson earned his increased role with his practice-field play.

By Mark Maske  |  04:45 PM ET, 11/14/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Josh Morgan, Week 11, wide recievers

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 10:21 AM ET, 11/14/2013

Fantasy watch: Trent Richardson’s last stand

Trent Richardson owners are at wit’s end, but No. 3 overall pick has favorable matchup tonight.

By Gene Wang  |  10:21 AM ET, 11/14/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  fantasy football, Indianapolis Colts, 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 05:29 PM ET, 11/13/2013

Shanahan says he hasn’t thought about contract extension

Mike Shanahan says he doesn’t think about his contract situation, and wouldn’t do it during a season anyway.

By Mike Jones  |  05:29 PM ET, 11/13/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  contracts, Mike Shanahan, video, Week 11

Posted at 05:07 PM ET, 11/13/2013

Maurice Hurt practices, Carriker ‘still can’t go’

Offensive lineman Maurice Hurt took part in his first practice after coming off the Physically Unable to Perform list.

By Mike Jones  |  05:07 PM ET, 11/13/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Adam Carriker, defensive line, Injuries, Offensive line, 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 02:08 PM ET, 11/13/2013

Nick Williams eager to prove himself following promotion

After 10 weeks of living out of a portable metal locker in the center of the Redskins’ locker room, rookie wide receiver Nick Williams is ready to be a contributor.

By Mike Jones  |  02:08 PM ET, 11/13/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Nick Williams, practice squad, Roster, special teams, Week 11

Posted at 01:05 PM ET, 11/13/2013

Fred Davis not surprised by losing out on $500,000 bonus

Demoted tight end Fred Davis said that he was not surprised that he missed out on a $500,000 roster bonus for being active fewer than 12 games.

By Mike Jones  |  01:05 PM ET, 11/13/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  contracts, Fred Davis, tight ends, 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 11:22 AM ET, 11/13/2013

Redskins’ historically bad special teams likely to improve?

The Redskins special teams are one of the worst since 1989. Is there hope for them to improve?

By Keith McMillan  |  11:22 AM ET, 11/13/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  history, special teams, 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 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 12:30 PM ET, 11/12/2013

Redskins mailbag: Mike Shanahan’s future and more

Mike Jones tackles questions on Mike Shanahan’s future, the salary cap, silly penalties, Nick Williams’s role, Adam Carriker’s recovery, London Fletcher’s demise, Kyle Shanahan’s fit for University of Texas and more.

By Mike Jones  |  12:30 PM ET, 11/12/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Adam Carriker, Daniel Snyder, Josh Morgan, London Fletcher, Mailbag, Mike Shanahan, Nick Williams, Salary cap, special teams, tight ends, Week 11

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

Hall: NFC East struggles a surprise, but don’t matter if Redskins don’t improve

The division has no teams with winning records, but the opponents’ struggles don’t mean much if Washington can’t take advantage, DeAngelo Hall says.

By Mike Jones  |  02:02 PM ET, 11/11/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Dallas Cowboys, DeAngelo Hall, New York Giants, NFC East, Philadelphia Eagles, Week 11

Posted at 11:45 AM ET, 11/11/2013

Hankerson encouraged by recent play

Redskins wide receiver is coming off of two of the most productive performances of his career.

By Mike Jones  |  11:45 AM ET, 11/11/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Leonard Hankerson, Week 11, Wide Receivers