The Insider: Week 15


Posted at 02:00 PM ET, 12/16/2013

Kirk Cousins: Positives and negatives from his performance against the Falcons

Kirk Cousins did some things really well, and flashed some bad habits, in his first start of the season Sunday against Atlanta. Mark Bullock examines.

By Mark Bullock  |  02:00 PM ET, 12/16/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Kirk Cousins, Quarterbacks, Redskins vs. Falcons, The Outsider, Week 15

Posted at 12:55 PM ET, 12/16/2013

Five observations from the Redskins’ loss to the Falcons

There was some good and plenty of bad to be taken from the game. But ultimately, it had more to do with Kirk Cousins’s performance than anything.

By Mike Jones  |  12:55 PM ET, 12/16/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Brian Orakpo, Kirk Cousins, observations, Redskins vs. Falcons, Week 15

Posted at 12:00 PM ET, 12/16/2013

Redskins were happy with Kirk Cousins’s start

Josh Morgan, Santana Moss and Fred Davis had positive things to say about Kirk Cousins after Sunday’s game. Here’s the video.

By Keith McMillan  |  12:00 PM ET, 12/16/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Kirk Cousins, Quarterbacks, Redskins vs. Falcons, video, Week 15

Posted at 08:08 PM ET, 12/15/2013

Brian Orakpo continues to accumulate sacks

Linebacker’s day against Atlanta helps him reach 10 for the season.

By Mark Maske  |  08:08 PM ET, 12/15/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Brian Orakpo, outside linebackers, Redskins vs. Falcons, video, Week 15

Posted at 07:48 PM ET, 12/15/2013

Trent Williams suffers ‘light’ knee sprain, but finishes game

Redskins left tackle Trent Williams said he suffered a “light” sprain to his right knee early in the second quarter of his team’s 27-26 loss to the Atlanta Falcons.

By Mike Jones  |  07:48 PM ET, 12/15/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Injuries, Offensive line, Redskins vs. Falcons, Trent Williams, Week 15

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 07:29 PM ET, 12/15/2013

Questions about job status, media leaks lead Shanahan to exit postgame news conference

Redskins coach leaves politely but abruptly after about five minutes of questioning.

By Mark Maske  |  07:29 PM ET, 12/15/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Mike Shanahan, news conferences, Redskins vs. Falcons, video, Week 15

Posted at 06:20 PM ET, 12/15/2013

Griffin, inactive but in good spirits, tries to help however he can

Robert Griffin III went from being the starter last week to inactive against the Falcons, so he adjusted to the role of being a supporting cast member.

By Mike Jones  |  06:20 PM ET, 12/15/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Kirk Cousins, Quarterbacks, Redskins vs. Falcons, Rex Grossman, Robert Griffin III, Week 15

Posted at 11:59 AM ET, 12/15/2013

Redskins vs. Falcons: Game notes and fast facts

The Washington Redskins enter today’s game against the Atlanta Falcons looking to snap a five-game losing streak.

By Mike Jones  |  11:59 AM ET, 12/15/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Game day notes, Redskins vs. Falcons, Week 15

Posted at 11:48 AM ET, 12/15/2013

Redskins inactives: Rambo is out, Meriweather, Young to play

Redskins rookie safety Bacarri Rambo is inactive after seven consecutive games of action. Meanwhile, tight end Jordan Reed and Robert Griffin III also are inactive, as expected.

By Mike Jones  |  11:48 AM ET, 12/15/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Baccari Rambo, brandon jenkins, Chase Minnifield, Darryl Tapp, inactives, Jordan Reed, josh leribeus, Redskins vs. Falcons, Robert Griffin III, Week 15

Posted at 11:00 AM ET, 12/15/2013

Redskins at Falcons: Live

Join the discussion for today’s game between the Washington Redskins and Atlanta Falcons at Georgia Dome.

By Alex Prewitt, Cindy Boren, Keith McMillan and Chelsea Janes  |  11:00 AM ET, 12/15/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Live coverage, Redskins vs. Falcons, Week 15

Posted at 03:48 PM ET, 12/13/2013

Mike Shanahan says Jordan Reed not ruled out for rest of season

Tight end appears likely to miss fourth straight game since suffering concussion.

By Mark Maske  |  03:48 PM ET, 12/13/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Injuries, Jordan Reed, tight ends, Week 15

Posted at 07:26 PM ET, 12/12/2013

Jordan Reed misses another practice, still being tested for concussion symptoms

Washington Redskins rookie tight end Jordan Reed missed another day of practice and continues to undergo testing for ongoing headaches which are believed to be in relation to a headache he suffered four weeks ago, coach Mike Shanahan said.

By Mike Jones  |  07:26 PM ET, 12/12/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Injuries, Jordan Reed, Redskins vs. Falcons, tight ends, Week 15

Posted at 05:37 PM ET, 12/12/2013

Kyle Shanahan disappointed with RGIII shut-down, trying to block out distractions

Offensive coordinator says he’s disappointed that he will not have RGIII’s talents at his disposal.

By Mike Jones  |  05:37 PM ET, 12/12/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Kirk Cousins, Kyle Shanahan, Robert Griffin III, Week 15

Posted at 05:16 PM ET, 12/12/2013

Reed Doughty: ‘Nobody respects us on special teams’

But safety also says, ‘I didn’t see people not caring’ on special teams during Kansas City loss.

By Mark Maske  |  05:16 PM ET, 12/12/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Niles Paul, Redskins vs. Falcons, Reed Doughty, special teams, Week 15

Posted at 04:22 PM ET, 12/12/2013

Santana Moss says playing Kirk Cousins now is ‘almost like setting a guy up for failure’

Wide receiver also says, “He don’t play as well, then you’re gonna say, ‘Well, should he have been in there?’ “

By Mark Maske  |  04:22 PM ET, 12/12/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Kirk Cousins, Quarterbacks, Redskins vs. Falcons, Robert Griffin III, Santana Moss, Week 15

Posted at 01:15 PM ET, 12/12/2013

Carriker’s quest to return officially comes to an end

Adam Carriker’s practice evaluation window officially expired on Tuesday, ending his quest to return to action this season.

By Mike Jones  |  01:15 PM ET, 12/12/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Adam Carriker, defensive line, Injuries, Week 15

Posted at 11:44 AM ET, 12/12/2013

A look at Kirk Cousins’s flaws and attributes, including some things he does better than Robert Griffin III

Mark Bullock examines what Kirk Cousins brings to the table, including some things that Robert Griffin III does not, as the former backup quarterback prepares to start the Redskins’ final three games.

By Mark Bullock  |  11:44 AM ET, 12/12/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Kirk Cousins, Quarterbacks, Redskins vs. Falcons, Robert Griffin III, The Outsider, Week 15

Posted at 06:51 PM ET, 12/11/2013

Redskins players offer little reaction to RGIII demotion

Washington Redskins players took the switch from Robert Griffin III to Kirk Cousins in stride - at least publicly - on Wednesday and said that nothing changes in their approach for the next three games.

By Mike Jones  |  06:51 PM ET, 12/11/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Josh Morgan, London Fletcher, Pierre Garcon, Redskins vs. Falcons, Robert Griffin III, Santana Moss, Trent Williams, Week 15

Posted at 05:55 PM ET, 12/11/2013

Kirk Cousins says Robert Griffin III remains the Redskins’ franchise quarterback

Kirk Cousins said he’ll approach the final three games this season as an opportunity, but that common sense says Robert Griffin III is still the franchise quarterback.

By Mark Maske  |  05:55 PM ET, 12/11/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Daniel Snyder, Kirk Cousins, Mike Shanahan, Quarterbacks, Redskins vs. Falcons, Robert Griffin III, video, Week 15

Posted at 03:27 PM ET, 12/11/2013

Mike Shanahan says Daniel Snyder, Bruce Allen on board with benching of Robert Griffin III [updated]

Coach Mike Shanahan said he discussed the benching of the quarterback with Redskins owner Daniel Snyder and General Manager Bruce Allen before putting the plan into effect.

By Mark Maske  |  03:27 PM ET, 12/11/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bruce Allen, Daniel Snyder, Kirk Cousins, Mike Shanahan, Quarterbacks, Redskins vs. Falcons, Robert Griffin III, Week 15

Posted at 03:13 PM ET, 12/11/2013

Robert Griffin III tries to remain positive despite demotion

Robert Griffin III did his best to put on a strong, positive front as he faced the media hours after getting benched for the final three games of the season.

By Mike Jones  |  03:13 PM ET, 12/11/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Kirk Cousins, Mike Shanahan, Quarterbacks, Redskins vs. Falcons, Rex Grossman, Robert Griffin III, video, Week 15

Posted at 01:35 PM ET, 12/11/2013

At the podium: Kirk Cousins, Robert Griffin III and Mike Shanahan [updated]

Both Redskins quarterbacks meets with members of the media on Wednesday.

By Keith McMillan  |  01:35 PM ET, 12/11/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Kirk Cousins, Mike Shanahan, news conferences, Quarterbacks, Redskins vs. Falcons, Robert Griffin III, Week 15

Posted at 12:48 PM ET, 12/11/2013

Kirk Cousins practices with Redskins’ first team

Kirk Cousins, announced earlier Wednesday morning as Sunday’s starter over Robert Griffin III, took first-team snaps. Rex Grossman worked as No. 2 QB.

By Mark Maske  |  12:48 PM ET, 12/11/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Kirk Cousins, Quarterbacks, Redskins vs. Falcons, Rex Grossman, Robert Griffin III, Week 15

Posted at 09:35 AM ET, 12/11/2013

Redskins will start Kirk Cousins over Robert Griffin III Sunday [updated]

The Redskins are starting quarterback Kirk Cousins in place of Robert Griffin III on Sunday in Atlanta.

By Mark Maske and Mike Jones  |  09:35 AM ET, 12/11/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Kirk Cousins, Mike Shanahan, Quarterbacks, Redskins vs. Falcons, Rex Grossman, Robert Griffin III, video, 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 03:09 PM ET, 12/10/2013

Video: What they’re saying about the Redskins

A collection of video opinions on what has gone wrong in Washington and why, and what might happen going forward.

By Keith McMillan  |  03:09 PM ET, 12/10/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Daniel Snyder, Mike Shanahan, video, Week 15

Posted at 01:16 PM ET, 12/10/2013

Daniel Snyder won’t intervene in Redskins’ quarterback decision [updated]

Daniel Snyder will not intervene in the coach’s decision on whether to sit quarterback Robert Griffin III.

By Mark Maske  |  01:16 PM ET, 12/10/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Daniel Snyder, Kirk Cousins, Mike Shanahan, Quarterbacks, Redskins vs. Falcons, Robert Griffin III, video, Week 15

Posted at 12:15 PM ET, 12/10/2013

Redskins mailbag: Shanahan, Snyder and what’s to come

Mike Jones gives definitive answers to fans’ questions about whether Mike Shanahan might remain as Redskins head coach, and who might replace him if he is fired.

By Mike Jones  |  12:15 PM ET, 12/10/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Daniel Snyder, Mailbag, Mike Shanahan, 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 06:09 PM ET, 12/09/2013

Mike Shanahan speaks with Daniel Snyder

Coach remains in place Monday but doesn’t say if his meeting with Snyder resolved his status.

By Mark Maske  |  06:09 PM ET, 12/09/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Daniel Snyder, Mike Shanahan, video, Week 15

Posted at 05:38 PM ET, 12/09/2013

Mike Shanahan says he’s leaning toward benching Robert Griffin III

Redskins coach Mike Shanahan said he is considering benching quarterback Robert Griffin III for the remainder of the season.

By Mike Jones  |  05:38 PM ET, 12/09/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Kirk Cousins, Mike Shanahan, Quarterbacks, Redskins vs. Falcons, Robert Griffin III, Week 15

Posted at 03:45 PM ET, 12/09/2013

Kirk Cousins says, ‘I absolutely love the Shanahans’

Second-year quarterback gives endorsement to coach, offensive coordinator even with their tenure seemingly winding down.

By Mark Maske  |  03:45 PM ET, 12/09/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Kirk Cousins, Kyle Shanahan, Mike Shanahan, Week 15

Posted at 03:22 PM ET, 12/09/2013

Cofield: Shanahan tells players he will ‘give his all’

Barry Cofield, one of the Redskins’ defensive captains, said that Shanahan in his most recent address told his players to keep fighting.

By Mike Jones  |  03:22 PM ET, 12/09/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  barry cofield, Mike Shanahan, Redskins vs. Chiefs, Week 15

Posted at 02:57 PM ET, 12/09/2013

At the podium: Mike Shanahan [updated with video]

The Redskins coach is expected to meet with members of the news media at 3 p.m. in one of the most anticipated news conferences in a long time.

By Keith McMillan  |  02:57 PM ET, 12/09/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Daniel Snyder, Mike Shanahan, news conferences, Robert Griffin III, video, Week 15

Posted at 11:36 AM ET, 12/09/2013

Washington Redskins-Mike Shanahan standoff: Team could attempt to withhold remaining money due under his contract if they fire him

Team’s management said to be still sorting through its options but coach’s departure anticipated by end of the season at the latest.

By Mark Maske  |  11:36 AM ET, 12/09/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  contracts, Mike Shanahan, video, Week 15

Posted at 08:33 AM ET, 12/09/2013

Five observations on the state of the Redskins

Just when you thought things couldn’t get much worse, they did.

By Mike Jones  |  08:33 AM ET, 12/09/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Daniel Snyder, Mike Shanahan, observations, Redskins vs. Chiefs, Robert Griffin III, video, Week 15