The Insider: Week 12


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 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 06:03 PM ET, 11/25/2013

Diversity group says Trent Williams ‘directed racial epithets’ at Eagles player or players

New allegation comes in addition to Williams being accused of using a profanity and a racial slur during the Nov. 17 game at umpire Roy Ellison, which Williams has denied.

By Mark Maske  |  06:03 PM ET, 11/25/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  NFL referees, officials, Trent Williams, 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 12:14 PM ET, 11/24/2013

Mike Shanahan defends Robert Griffin III against reports of film room requests

The coach says claims that RGIII requested the team not show his negative plays are ‘completely false.’

By Mike Jones  |  12:14 PM ET, 11/24/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Mike Shanahan, Robert Griffin III, 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 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 02:14 PM ET, 11/23/2013

No immediate grievance hearing for suspended NFL official Roy Ellison

League’s one-game suspension for using profanity at Redskins lineman Trent Williams remains in place this weekend.

By Mark Maske  |  02:14 PM ET, 11/23/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  NFL referees, officials, Trent Williams, 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 07:40 PM ET, 11/22/2013

NFL Referees Association denounces league’s suspension of Roy Ellison

The group also intends to file an immediate grievance on behalf of umpire Roy Ellison.

By Mike Jones  |  07:40 PM ET, 11/22/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  NFL referees, officials, Trent Williams, Week 12

Posted at 06:31 PM ET, 11/22/2013

Head of diversity group says official’s suspension justified but Williams’s role must be further scrutinized

‘The thing I’m hoping is that the truth will come out that Trent did curse him and did use the N-word at him,’ says John Wooten of the Fritz Pollard Alliance.

By Mark Maske  |  06:31 PM ET, 11/22/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  NFL referees, officials, Trent Williams, Week 12

Posted at 04:41 PM ET, 11/22/2013

NFL suspends official for one game for verbal abuse of Trent Williams

Umpire Roy Ellison suspended without pay for “profane [and] derogatory” statement.

By Mark Maske and Mike Jones  |  04:41 PM ET, 11/22/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  NFL referees, officials, Trent Williams, Week 12

Posted at 03:02 PM ET, 11/22/2013

E.J. Biggers draws $21,000 fine for helmet-to-helmet hit

The NFL has fined Redskins cornerback E.J. Biggers $21,000 for a helmet-to-helmet hit in Sunday’s game against the Philadelphia Eagles.

By Mike Jones  |  03:02 PM ET, 11/22/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  cornerbacks, E.J. Biggers, fines, NFL safety, Week 12

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

NFL unlikely to discipline Trent Williams for incident with official

League’s review continues and it’s unclear if disciplinary action against the official is under consideration.

By Mark Maske  |  11:00 AM ET, 11/22/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  NFL referees, officials, Trent Williams, Week 12

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 11/22/2013

Who would you want, Dez Bryant or Victor Cruz?

Dez Bryant and Victor Cruz are very different, yet nearly equally effective wide receivers. If you had to choose, which one would you want on your team?

By Desmond Bieler  |  07:00 AM ET, 11/22/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Broncos-Patriots, Cowboys-Giants, Dallas at New York, Dalls Cowboys, Dez Bryant, New York Giants, NFC East, NFL Week 12, Victor Cruz

Posted at 06:09 PM ET, 11/21/2013

Kyle Shanahan has no problems with Griffin’s post-game comments or leadership

Washington Redskins offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan said he didn’t necessarily agree with quarterback Robert Griffin III’s assessment that the Philadelphia Eagles on Sunday “knew what was coming” in the passing attack. But Shanahan said he didn’t take the comments as a shot directed at him.

By Mike Jones  |  06:09 PM ET, 11/21/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Kyle Shanahan, leadership, Robert Griffin III, Week 12

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 02:09 PM ET, 11/21/2013

London Fletcher hasn’t decided if he will retire following the season

Veteran Redskins linebacker London Fletcher’s coaches still see him as the anchor of the defense.

By Mike Jones  |  02:09 PM ET, 11/21/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  inside linebackers, London Fletcher, Perry Riley, video, Week 12

Posted at 12:55 PM ET, 11/21/2013

Redskins promote WR Lance Lewis to 53-man roster

The Redskins have promoted wide receiver Lance Lewis from their practice squad to their 53-man roster.

By Mike Jones  |  12:55 PM ET, 11/21/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Injuries, Josh Morgan, Lance Lewis, Leonard Hankerson, practice squad, Roster, Week 12, 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 10:00 AM ET, 11/21/2013

Chris Cooley instructs Redskins: ‘If you want to be here, you better get along with Robert Griffin III”

Former teammate calls quarterback ‘a heck of a leader for a second-year player.’

By Mark Maske  |  10:00 AM ET, 11/21/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  leadership, Robert Griffin III, Week 12

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

Shanahan: Carriker still ‘a very long shot’ to return this season

Redskins coach Mike Shanahan said that it would take “a minor miracle” for rehabilitating defensive end Adam Carriker to make it back this season.

By Mike Jones  |  07:25 PM ET, 11/20/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Adam Carriker, defensive line, Injuries, Week 12

Posted at 05:23 PM ET, 11/20/2013

Robert Griffin III says he ‘wasn’t trying to take shots at anybody’

Quarterback also says he would take comments back if he could.

By Mark Maske  |  05:23 PM ET, 11/20/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Kyle Shanahan, leadership, Mike Shanahan, Robert Griffin III, Santana Moss, video, Week 12

Posted at 05:05 PM ET, 11/20/2013

Mike Shanahan speaks with league over Trent Williams-Roy Ellison incident

Redskins coach Mike Shanahan spoke to the NFL’s vice president of officiating about Trent Williams’s incident involving official Roy Ellison.

By Mike Jones  |  05:05 PM ET, 11/20/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Mike Shanahan, NFL referees, officials, Trent Williams, 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 03:10 PM ET, 11/20/2013

Garcon ‘couldn’t care less’ about Griffin’s statement on final play

Wide receiver Pierre Garcon said he didn’t take any offense to Robert Griffin III blaming his game-losing interception partially on the fact that none of his pass-catchers got open.

By Mike Jones  |  03:10 PM ET, 11/20/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  leadership, Pierre Garcon, Robert Griffin III, Week 12, Wide Receivers

Posted at 02:15 PM ET, 11/20/2013

Redskins’ locker room not divided, Kedric Golston says

‘That doesn’t mean your locker room is apart just because people have different opinions,’ defensive lineman says.

By Mark Maske  |  02:15 PM ET, 11/20/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  3-7, Kedric Golston, leadership, Mike Shanahan, Week 12

Posted at 01:27 PM ET, 11/20/2013

Santana Moss says he has no issues with Robert Griffin III

Veteran wide receiver spoke to quarterback a day after Moss’s radio comments.

By Mark Maske  |  01:27 PM ET, 11/20/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  leadership, Robert Griffin III, Santana Moss, Week 12

Posted at 01:00 PM ET, 11/20/2013

London Fletcher on RGIII: ‘Believe me. The kid is a leader’

Washington Redskins inside linebacker London Fletcher said that he has no questions at all about quarterback Robert Griffin III’s leadership qualities.

By Mike Jones  |  01:00 PM ET, 11/20/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  leadership, London Fletcher, Robert Griffin III, Santana Moss, Week 12

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 07:00 AM ET, 11/20/2013

Robert Griffin III is struggling with his mechanics and missing opportunities

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

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

Posted at 10:15 PM ET, 11/19/2013

Redskins keep Adam Carriker on PUP list, so he can practice [Updated]

Carriker can attempt to practice, and Washington has 21 days to decide to end his season or activate him.

By Mike Jones  |  10:15 PM ET, 11/19/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Adam Carriker, defensive line, Injuries, 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 04:24 PM ET, 11/18/2013

Hankerson hurts knee ligament, could be out for the season

It won’t be known for a couple days whether wide receiver needs surgery

By Kent Babb  |  04:24 PM ET, 11/18/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  E.J. Biggers, Injuries, Leonard Hankerson, Stephen Bowen, Week 12

Posted at 06:30 AM ET, 11/18/2013

Mike Shanahan says Redskins remain headed in right direction under him

Coach cites salary cap penalty as hindering progress.

By Mark Maske  |  06:30 AM ET, 11/18/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Daniel Snyder, Mike Shanahan, Salary cap, Week 12