The Insider: Week 14


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 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 07:00 AM ET, 12/06/2013

Redskins should re-sign Brian Orakpo and Perry Riley, according to London Fletcher

Young linebackers are ‘cornerstones that you need to keep around,’ Fletcher says.

By Mark Maske  |  07:00 AM ET, 12/06/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Brian Orakpo, free agency, inside linebackers, London Fletcher, outside linebackers, Perry Riley, Week 14

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 04:30 PM ET, 12/05/2013

Kyle Shanahan has confidence in relationship with Griffin, defends last season’s play-calling

Offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan said his relationship with Robert Griffin III is as good as it ever has been.

By Mike Jones  |  04:30 PM ET, 12/05/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Kyle Shanahan, Mike Shanahan, offensive philosophy, read option, Robert Griffin III, Week 14, zone read

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 11:00 AM ET, 12/05/2013

Niles Paul lost eight pounds while he was sick last week

Tight end made hospital visit but wasn’t kept overnight, says he was told he had a virus.

By Mark Maske  |  11:00 AM ET, 12/05/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Niles Paul, tight ends, Week 14

Posted at 10:00 AM ET, 12/05/2013

Barry Cofield wonders what next season’s Redskins defense will look like

Seven of the team’s current defensive starters are eligible for free agency in the offseason.

By Mark Maske  |  10:00 AM ET, 12/05/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  barry cofield, Defense, free agency, Week 14

Posted at 09:00 AM ET, 12/05/2013

Jordan Reed in the ‘same place as last week’

Rookie tight end has missed two games since suffering concussion.

By Mark Maske  |  09:00 AM ET, 12/05/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Injuries, Jordan Reed, tight ends, Week 14

Posted at 08:00 AM ET, 12/05/2013

Griffin aims to improve in final four games, disagrees with notion he should sit

Although the Redskins can’t make the playoffs, Robert Griffin III said his approach will remain the same.

By Mike Jones  |  08:00 AM ET, 12/05/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Quarterbacks, Robert Griffin III, Week 14

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 12/05/2013

Santana Moss, Barry Cofield say coaching staff should return

Moss says coaches should be given another chance to work with Robert Griffin III.

By Mark Maske  |  07:00 AM ET, 12/05/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  barry cofield, Mike Shanahan, Santana Moss, Week 14

Posted at 07:00 PM ET, 12/04/2013

Kirk Cousins says he understands that Robert Griffin III needs to play

Backup quarterback says he’s had no conversations with coaches about getting playing time down the stretch.

By Mark Maske  |  07:00 PM ET, 12/04/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Kirk Cousins, Quarterbacks, Robert Griffin III, Week 14

Posted at 05:40 PM ET, 12/04/2013

Redskins place Maurice Hurt on injured reserve

The Redskins placed guard/tackle Maurice Hurt on injured reserve, ending his quest to return to action this season.

By Mike Jones  |  05:40 PM ET, 12/04/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Injuries, Maurice Hurt, Offensive line, Roster, Roster moves, Week 14

Posted at 05:20 PM ET, 12/04/2013

Stephen Bowen has microfracture surgery

Defensive Stephen Bowen had microfracture surgery on his right knee Tuesday night and now faces a six-month recovery time, Redskins coach Mike Shanahan said.

By Mike Jones  |  05:20 PM ET, 12/04/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  defensive line, Injuries, Stephen Bowen, Week 14

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

Redskins injury report: Trent Williams, three others miss practice

Starting left tackle Trent Williams missed Wednesday’s practice with a foot contusion, but said that he hopes to play on Sunday when the Redskins host the Kansas City Chiefs.

By Mike Jones  |  05:05 PM ET, 12/04/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Brandon Meriweather, Concussions, Darrel Young, DeAngelo Hall, Injuries, Jordan Reed, London Fletcher, Reed Doughty, Trent Williams, Week 14

Posted at 04:35 PM ET, 12/04/2013

Brian Orakpo says his preference remains to re-sign with Redskins

‘Right now this is home,’ said the linebacker, a potential free agent this offseason.

By Mark Maske  |  04:35 PM ET, 12/04/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Brian Orakpo, contracts, outside linebackers, Salary cap, Week 14

Posted at 04:10 PM ET, 12/04/2013

Griffin expresses confidence in Shanahan and his staff

Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III did his best to sidestep the matter but ultimately, expressed confidence in his team’s coaching staff, and he said that he and Shanahan share the same goals, which makes for “winning recipe.”

By Mike Jones  |  04:10 PM ET, 12/04/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Mike Shanahan, Robert Griffin III, video, Week 14

Posted at 03:15 PM ET, 12/04/2013

Santana Moss calls this season’s NFL officiating ‘the worst that I’ve ever seen’

Wide receiver says it’s ‘not just this team’ involved in missed calls.

By Mark Maske  |  03:15 PM ET, 12/04/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  NFL referees, officials, Santana Moss, 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 05:15 PM ET, 12/03/2013

Alfred Morris’s lack of carries due to Giants’ defensive approach, Mike Shanahan says

Running back Alfred Morris had only 11 rushing attempts in the Redskins’ loss to the Giants.

By Mark Maske  |  05:15 PM ET, 12/03/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Alfred Morris, Mike Shanahan, Week 14

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 02:05 PM ET, 12/03/2013

Mike Wise on Shanahan and Griffin

A closer look at the Shanahan-Griffin relationship is relevant now that a decision must be made about whether to keep coach and quarterback together.

By Mike Wise and Keith McMillan  |  02:05 PM ET, 12/03/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Kyle Shanahan, Mike Shanahan, Robert Griffin III, Week 14

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

Redskins mailbag: Josh LeRibeus, offseason changes and more

Mike Jones tackles questions from readers, including those asking why Josh LeRibeus can’t catch and why Alfred Morris is no threat to catch a pass.

By Mike Jones  |  12:45 PM ET, 12/03/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Alfred Morris, contracts, FedEx Field, josh leribeus, Mailbag, offseason, Robert Griffin III, Week 14

Posted at 05:53 PM ET, 12/02/2013

Severity of London Fletcher’s ankle sprain not yet clear

Linebacker has played in 252 straight regular season games.

By Mark Maske  |  05:53 PM ET, 12/02/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Injuries, inside linebackers, Jordan Reed, London Fletcher, Niles Paul, Reed Doughty, Week 14