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The Insider: September, 2011

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 09/30/2011

Kyle Shanahan explains lack of fourth-quarter run plays

Washington Redskins offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan drew criticism following Monday’s loss to the Dallas Cowboys for calling 11 passes and only two runs with his team leading during the tail end of the third quarter and the good chunk of the fourth quarter.

By Mike Jones  |  07:00 AM ET, 09/30/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:00 AM ET, 09/30/2011

Sav Rocca moving on from botched hold

Redskins punter-holder Sav Rocca said he isn’t worried about the botched exchange between he and long-snapper Nick Sundberg on Monday night and that he expects to come through for the Redskins the next time he is called upon.

By Mike Jones  |  06:00 AM ET, 09/30/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:40 PM ET, 09/29/2011

Injury report: Steven Jackson limited in practice for Rams

St. Louis running back Steven Jackson (quad) was limited in practice Thursday.

By Rick Maese  |  05:40 PM ET, 09/29/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:08 PM ET, 09/29/2011

Redskins’ practice bubble application still pending

The team’s application for construction of the facility remains under review by the Loudoun County Department of Building Development and the first block of foundation has yet to be laid.

By Mike Jones  |  05:08 PM ET, 09/29/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:31 PM ET, 09/29/2011

Armstrong, Young, Gomes limited by hamstring injuries

Mike Shanahan says team won’t practice with pads this week so players can heal from a physical game Monday.

By Mike Jones  |  03:31 PM ET, 09/29/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:01 PM ET, 09/29/2011

Josh Wilson gaining comfort in Redskins’ defense

Cornerback Josh Wilson’s acclimation to his new team has been a gradual process, but on Monday he turned in his best performance of the young season and one of the strongest outings of his career.

By Mike Jones  |  02:01 PM ET, 09/29/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:59 AM ET, 09/29/2011

Jim Haslett defends team’s max blitz

The defensive coordinator said in hindsight he wishes he went with a different play-call on a critical third-and-21 play in Monday’s loss at Dallas. But he still has confidence in his team.

By Rick Maese  |  11:59 AM ET, 09/29/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:04 AM ET, 09/29/2011

St. Louis Rams offensive player to watch

Quarterback Sam Bradford has great size, good footwork and decent mobility, which allows him to extend plays and buy his receivers time to get open.

By Mike Jones  |  11:04 AM ET, 09/29/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:00 AM ET, 09/29/2011

Landry ‘felt OK’ about return

Washington Redskins strong safety LaRon Landry graded his season debut harshly, saying he left plays on the field. Meanwhile, Coach Mike Shanahan said that he was surprised with how well Landry performed in his first game since Week 9 of the 2010 season.

By Mike Jones  |  09:00 AM ET, 09/29/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:52 AM ET, 09/29/2011

Washington Redskins rookie Ryan Kerrigan named NFL Defensive Rookie of the Month

Redskins linebacker, the team’s top pick in April’s draft, is named Defensive Rookie of the Month.

By Mike Jones  |  08:52 AM ET, 09/29/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:00 AM ET, 09/29/2011

Statistical analysis: DeAngelo Hall has been quiet on the field for Redskins

For all the talking DeAngelo Hall does off the field, his play has been quiet on it.

By Brian Burke  |  06:00 AM ET, 09/29/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:50 PM ET, 09/28/2011

Redskins injury report: Three players limited with hamstring injuries

Wide receiver Anthony Armstrong, safety DeJon Gomes and fullback Darrel Young all have injured hamstrings

By Mike Jones  |  05:50 PM ET, 09/28/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:18 PM ET, 09/28/2011

DeAngelo Hall maintains face mask call was wrong

Cornerback says official made a mistake in flagging him late in the Redskins’ 18-16 loss to Dallas on Monday, and Coach Mike Shanahan agrees.

By Mike Jones  |  05:18 PM ET, 09/28/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:35 PM ET, 09/28/2011

Stephen Bowen: Phil Costa is ‘lying’ about fake snap counts

Redskins defensive end Stephen Bowen took offense to accusations made by the Dallas Cowboys.

By Mike Jones  |  03:35 PM ET, 09/28/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:55 PM ET, 09/28/2011

Mike Shanahan: Blitz was working, Hall was speaking out of frustration

Coach says DeAngelo Hall’s criticism of the critical play call in Monday’s loss to the Cowboys was made out of frustration.

By Mike Jones  |  02:55 PM ET, 09/28/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:30 PM ET, 09/28/2011

Chris Cooley lobbying for more snaps at fullback

Tight end tried the new position Monday night and believes he can continue to help the Redskins if he gets more opportunities.

By Mike Jones  |  02:30 PM ET, 09/28/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:40 PM ET, 09/28/2011

Steve Spagnuolo: ‘There is only one’ Oshiomogho Atogwe

Rams coach is aware that safety is no longer roaming his defensive backfield.

By Rick Maese  |  01:40 PM ET, 09/28/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:51 PM ET, 09/28/2011

Grossman focusing on increasing touchdowns, eliminating turnovers

Redskins’ QB says it’s important for him to resolve his turnover problem and for the team to execute better in the red zone

By Mike Jones  |  12:51 PM ET, 09/28/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:21 AM ET, 09/28/2011

DeAngelo Hall says frustration led to criticism of play-call

After reviewing critical play in loss to Dallas, he says he probably would have called the same blitz in that situation, and could have covered receiver better.

By Rick Maese  |  11:21 AM ET, 09/28/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:00 AM ET, 09/28/2011

Redskins’ key areas to monitor entering Week 4 matchup with Rams

The Redskins have a quick turnaround by virtue of playing on Monday night and then having to fly to St. Louis on Saturday for a game the next day against the Rams.

By Mike Jones  |  09:00 AM ET, 09/28/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:00 AM ET, 09/28/2011

Redskins’ lack of offensive balance appeared costly vs. Cowboys

Despite focusing on developing a happy medium between the passing and rushing games, Washington could find none of that when it mattered most in Monday’s game.

By Mike Jones  |  06:00 AM ET, 09/28/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Football Insider

Posted at 02:04 PM ET, 09/27/2011

Cowboys say Redskins were simulating their snap count

Cowboys’ QB Tony Romo says the team will complain to the NFL

By Rick Maese  |  02:04 PM ET, 09/27/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:30 PM ET, 09/27/2011

Redskins frustrate Cowboys’ DeMarcus Ware

Dallas linebacker says Washington linemen got away with frequent holding.

By Mike Jones  |  01:30 PM ET, 09/27/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:00 PM ET, 09/27/2011

Cowboys-Redskins: Five observations from Washington’s 18-16 loss

The Washington Redskins should have a 3-0 record right now, but rather than put the Cowboys away when they had multiple chances, they ended up fumbling away the game for first loss of the season.

By Mike Jones  |  12:00 PM ET, 09/27/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:30 AM ET, 09/27/2011

Brian Orakpo says he’ll be fine

Linebacker was hobbled by cramps during game against Cowboys Monday night.

By Mike Jones  |  10:30 AM ET, 09/27/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:30 AM ET, 09/27/2011

Redskins’ field goal struggles continue

For a third straight week, there are problems in the place-kicking game.

By Mike Jones  |  08:30 AM ET, 09/27/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:44 AM ET, 09/27/2011

DeAngelo Hall criticizes blitz call

DeAngelo Hall says he wasn’t happy with the decision to send eight players after Cowboys cornerback Tony Romo on a crucial play late in the game.

By Mike Jones  |  01:44 AM ET, 09/27/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:47 PM ET, 09/26/2011

Anthony Armstrong leaves with hamstring injury

No. 3 receiver fails to record a catch before he leaves the game for the night

By Rick Maese  |  10:47 PM ET, 09/26/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:35 PM ET, 09/26/2011

Redskins-Cowboys: Dallas escapes with 18-16 win

Romo engineers final drive for sixth field goal that gives Dallas a come from behind victory.

By Mike Jones and Barry Svrluga  |  09:35 PM ET, 09/26/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:32 PM ET, 09/26/2011

Chris Cooley records 423rd career catch

The Redskins tight end moves into 19th place in career receptions.

By Mike Jones  |  09:32 PM ET, 09/26/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:00 PM ET, 09/26/2011

Redskins-Cowboys: Open discussion thread

Here’s an open thread to chat with each other about tonight’s game — during the game, during the timeouts and afterward.

By Washington Post Sports  |  08:00 PM ET, 09/26/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:54 PM ET, 09/26/2011

Redskins-Cowboys: FB Darrel Young out with hamstring injury

The Redskins will be without their starting fullback as they take on the Dallas Cowboys.

By Mike Jones  |  07:54 PM ET, 09/26/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:34 PM ET, 09/26/2011

LaRon Landry is active, will start for Redskins vs. Cowboys, plus list of inactive players

LaRon Landry, who has missed the first two games of the regular season while nursing a strained right hamstring, will start tonight.

By Mike Jones  |  07:34 PM ET, 09/26/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Football Insider

Posted at 02:33 PM ET, 09/26/2011

Fast facts: Redskins at Cowboys

Washington and Dallas face each other for the 103rd time in the history of the rivalry. The Cowboys own a 60-40-2 advantage.

By Mike Jones  |  02:33 PM ET, 09/26/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:00 PM ET, 09/26/2011

Redskins-Cowboys: Key matchups to watch

Washington and Dallas will meet tonight for the 103rd time in the history of the franchises. Dallas owns a 60-40-2 record against Washington. 

By Mike Jones  |  12:00 PM ET, 09/26/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Football Insider

Posted at 09:00 AM ET, 09/26/2011

Gameday Q&A: Will Montgomery on the switch to center, growing up a Redskins fan, and ‘Gladiator’

The Redskins center – a local product who stood out both at Centreville High and Virginia Tech – talks about his new role with the team, growing up a Redskins fan and off-field interests.

By Mike Jones  |  09:00 AM ET, 09/26/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Football Insider

Posted at 06:01 AM ET, 09/26/2011

Redskins-Cowboys: Five story lines to follow

The Washington Redskins will face the rival Cowboys in Dallas’s home opener tonight at 8:30 p.m. on ESPN.

By Mike Jones  |  06:01 AM ET, 09/26/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Football Insider

Posted at 01:53 PM ET, 09/25/2011

Redskins-Cowboys: Tony Romo ‘good to go’

Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo says he’ll be able to deal with the pain of playing with a fractured rib, and according to ESPN Dallas has declared himself “good to go” for Monday night’s meeting with the Washington Redskins.

By Mike Jones  |  01:53 PM ET, 09/25/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:00 AM ET, 09/25/2011

Redskins bracing for Cowboys’ aggressive defensive front

Washington’s offensive line has been tested in its first two games, but neither the Giants nor the Cardinals are on the level of Dallas’s defensive front.

By Mike Jones  |  09:00 AM ET, 09/25/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Football Insider

Posted at 04:18 PM ET, 09/24/2011

Tony Romo listed as questionable for Monday

The final injury report of the week was released Saturday afternoon and Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo (ribs) was listed as questionable for Monday’s game against the Redskins. Dallas also listed receiver Dez Bryant (thigh) and running back Felix Jones (shoulder) among their questionable players.

By Rick Maese  |  04:18 PM ET, 09/24/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:52 PM ET, 09/24/2011

Anthony Armstrong eager for another shot vs. Dallas

Last season receiver Anthony Armstrong had the Redskins’ visit to Dallas circled on his calendar. It marked a chance for Armstrong to go home and play against the team he not only grew up rooting for but the team he feels passed over him.

By Rick Maese  |  01:52 PM ET, 09/24/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:18 PM ET, 09/24/2011

Redskins showing more balance on offense

The Washington Redskins have demonstrated an ability to move the ball up and down the field and through two games have led the NFL in time of possession and in number of plays run.

By Mike Jones  |  12:18 PM ET, 09/24/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:40 PM ET, 09/23/2011

Darrel Young misses Friday’s practice because of hamstring injury

Fullback Darrel Young was limited in Thursday’s practice.

By Mike Jones  |  04:40 PM ET, 09/23/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:45 PM ET, 09/23/2011

LaRon Landry still aiming to play for Redskins vs. Cowboys

Redskins starting strong safety LaRon Landry said that he remains hopeful that he can play Monday night against the Dallas Cowboys.

By Mike Jones  |  02:45 PM ET, 09/23/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:23 PM ET, 09/23/2011

Quick hits: LaRon Landry a ‘game-time decision’

The Redskins safety said that he went about "70 to 80" percent in practice today, and his healing hamstring will continue to be evaluated.

By Mike Jones  |  01:23 PM ET, 09/23/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:15 PM ET, 09/23/2011

Cowboys defensive player to watch: DeMarcus Ware

Blessed with size, speed and power, the 6-foot-4, 260-pound Ware ranks among the elite pass-rushers in the league.

By Mike Jones  |  01:15 PM ET, 09/23/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:00 PM ET, 09/23/2011

Derrick Dockery ‘disappointed’ about not facing Redskins

Derrick Dockery was looking forward to getting a crack at his old team, the Redskins, but instead will have to watch as they play his new team, the Cowboys, Monday.

By Mike Jones  |  01:00 PM ET, 09/23/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:00 AM ET, 09/23/2011

Ryan Kerrigan beginning to bring balance to Redskins’ pass rush

The Redskins drafted Ryan Kerrigan in the first round to complement outside linebacker Brian Orakpo and bring more balance to Washington’s pass-rushing attack.

By Mike Jones  |  11:00 AM ET, 09/23/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Football Insider

Posted at 10:36 AM ET, 09/23/2011

Redskins-Cowboys on Monday Night Football: Top 3 moments

The Post’s Mike Jones picked out his top three moments in Cowboys-Redskins Monday Night Football history.

By Post Sports Editors  |  10:36 AM ET, 09/23/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:30 AM ET, 09/23/2011

Chris Cooley says his knee is improving

While Fred Davis has been the Redskins’ top tight end since early in training camp, Chris Cooley says he has done “anything and everything” to get his ailing left knee healthy and has made huge strides.

By Rick Maese  |  08:30 AM ET, 09/23/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Football Insider

Posted at 06:00 AM ET, 09/23/2011

Jarvis Jenkins says ACL recovery is ‘coming along’

Redskins rookie defensive end Jarvis Jenkins said that his recovery from knee surgery continues at a slow but steady pace.

By Mike Jones  |  06:00 AM ET, 09/23/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Football Insider

Posted at 05:23 PM ET, 09/22/2011

LaRon Landry, four others limited by injuries

Injuries also slow safety DeJon Gomes and fullback Darrel Young

By Mike Jones  |  05:23 PM ET, 09/22/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:21 PM ET, 09/22/2011

Quick Hits: LaRon Landry increasing his workload in practice

Coach Mike Shanahan says the Redskins safety likely will test his injured hamstring full speed in practice this week. But it’s not yet clear whether Landry will play Monday.

By Mike Jones  |  03:21 PM ET, 09/22/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:27 PM ET, 09/22/2011

Jim Haslett has no problem with Hall’s comments on Romo

Redskins’ defensive coordinator says cornerback has few legal places to hit the QB. Targeting his midsection makes sense.

By Mike Jones  |  02:27 PM ET, 09/22/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:38 PM ET, 09/22/2011

Cowboys offensive player to watch: Tony Romo

Dallas signal-caller receives a fair share of criticism for failing to take care of the ball at critical moments, but he is a talented, mobile, improvising quarterback

By Mike Jones  |  01:38 PM ET, 09/22/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:01 PM ET, 09/22/2011

Redskins have committed fewest penalties in NFL

Columnist Sally Jenkins says there’s a new sense of discipline on the Redskins, and one yardstick is that they have committed the fewest penalties in the league.

By Washington Post Sports  |  01:01 PM ET, 09/22/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:42 PM ET, 09/22/2011

Rex Grossman: Redskins’ receiving corps the best in the NFL

Quarterback says he believes team’s corps of catchers is, hands down, tops in the NFL.

By Mike Jones  |  12:42 PM ET, 09/22/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:50 AM ET, 09/22/2011

Santana Moss: Redskins-Cowboys special for several reasons

Receiver says this week’s game is big, obviously because it is against the hated Cowboys. But it’s also a chance for the Redskins to pick up another NFC East victory.

By Mike Jones  |  10:50 AM ET, 09/22/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:00 AM ET, 09/22/2011

DeMarcus Ware: Redskins RBs pose a problem

Tim Hightower and Roy Helu showed that are capable of being a rather dynamic duo at running back for the Redskins, which creates an additional challenge for defenses, according to Dallas linebacker DeMarcus Ware.

By Mike Jones  |  09:00 AM ET, 09/22/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Football Insider

Posted at 06:01 AM ET, 09/22/2011

Jason Garrett: Redskins-Cowboys rivalry hasn’t changed

Redskins fans always get extra worked up for a game against the Dallas Cowboys, and the team’s players do as well. The argument has been made in recent years that the rivalry isn’t what it once was. Dallas Coach Jason Garrett disagrees.

By Mike Jones  |  06:01 AM ET, 09/22/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Football Insider

Posted at 05:00 PM ET, 09/21/2011

Brian Orakpo: LaRon Landry’s return ‘like ketchup on a burger’

Linebacker says the return of strong safety LaRon Landry would make an already strong defensive unit that much better

By Mike Jones  |  05:00 PM ET, 09/21/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:55 PM ET, 09/21/2011

Quick Hits: LaRon Landry still limited

Coach Mike Shanahan said safety will be evaluated this week to determine whether he is in “football shape”

By Mike Jones  |  02:55 PM ET, 09/21/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:49 PM ET, 09/21/2011

Redskins-Cowboys: Jason Garrett hopes QB Tony Romo can play

Dallas Cowboys coach says he is hopeful his QB will play Monday despite a cracked rib and a punctured lung

By Mike Jones  |  02:49 PM ET, 09/21/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:09 PM ET, 09/21/2011

Redskins-Cowboys: Hall eager to face Romo & Co.

Cornerback, always outspoken, doesn’t hold back when it comes to the Dallas Cowboys and his excitement about facing archrivals Monday night

By Mike Jones  |  02:09 PM ET, 09/21/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:03 PM ET, 09/21/2011

Stephen Bowen: Cowboys don’t ‘miss a beat’ without Tony Romo

If Dallas quarterback Tony Romo is unable play Monday, it’s not necessarily a huge advantage for the Washington defense, says Redskins defensive end Stephen Bowen.

By Rick Maese  |  01:03 PM ET, 09/21/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:32 PM ET, 09/21/2011

LaRon Landry aims to play Monday vs. Dallas

The Redskins’ strong safety said he anticipates playing Monday night against the Dallas Cowboys after missing the first two regular season games with a strained hamstring.

By Mike Jones  |  12:32 PM ET, 09/21/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:45 AM ET, 09/21/2011

John Madden picks Redskins’ O-line as top unit of Week 2

Former coach, broadcaster picks Redskins’ front five as the top performing offensive line in Week 2 after Sunday’s 22-21 win

By Mike Jones  |  10:45 AM ET, 09/21/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:14 AM ET, 09/21/2011

Statistical analysis: Ryan Kerrigan’s impact and other notes from Cardinals-Redskins

It’s hard not to notice rookie linebacker Ryan Kerrigan’s immediate impact.

By Brian Burke  |  10:14 AM ET, 09/21/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 09/21/2011

Key areas to monitor entering Dallas Week

The Redskins are going for their first 3-0 start since 2005, and will aim to remain perfect in the division.

By Mike Jones  |  07:00 AM ET, 09/21/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:01 PM ET, 09/20/2011

Post Sports Live: Dallas week

LaVar Arrington, Dan Steinberg and Mike Jones joined host Jonathan Forsythe to discuss Monday’s Redskins-Cowboys game, and who they think will score a touchdown first, Brandon Banks or Roy Helu.

By Washington Post editors  |  03:01 PM ET, 09/20/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:12 PM ET, 09/20/2011

Redskins’ rushing attack becomes more balanced

In addition to generating more yardage, the Redskins also displayed more balance in their rushing attack

By Mike Jones  |  01:12 PM ET, 09/20/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:37 AM ET, 09/20/2011

Mike Shanahan is high on Roy Helu

Redskins’ coach believed that running back Roy Helu had something special. Washington traded up to take him in the fourth round.

By Mike Jones  |  10:37 AM ET, 09/20/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:00 AM ET, 09/20/2011

Dallas week: Cowboys banged up heading into Week 3

The Dallas Cowboys emerged from Sunday’s game with a slew of injuries and the statuses of several key players for Monday’s game against the visiting Redskins remain in doubt.

By Mike Jones  |  06:00 AM ET, 09/20/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:02 PM ET, 09/19/2011

Shanahan mum on apparent flip-flop at tight end

There appears to have been a role reversal among the Washington Redskins’ tight ends as Fred Davis in the last two weeks had been the team’s go-to guy and Chris Cooley has played a lesser role.

By Mike Jones  |  11:02 PM ET, 09/19/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:17 PM ET, 09/19/2011

Josh Wilson’s status still unknown

Washington Redskins coach Mike Shanahan said that he likely won’t have an idea about the health of starting cornerback Josh Wilson until Thursday.

By Mike Jones  |  05:17 PM ET, 09/19/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:50 PM ET, 09/19/2011

Mike Shanahan: Fourth-down call was ‘gut feel’

The Redskins were down 21-13 and facing fourth-and-3 from the Arizona 18-yard line with 5:23 left when the coach elected to go for it

By Mike Jones  |  04:50 PM ET, 09/19/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:24 PM ET, 09/19/2011

Quick Hits: Chris Cooley suggested feeding Fred Davis the ball

First-string tight end continues to get into better football shape, coach Mike Shanahan says. Backup Davis is having breakout year.

By Mike Jones  |  03:24 PM ET, 09/19/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:06 PM ET, 09/19/2011

Redskins believe their offense can be unstoppable

After outgaining the Cardinals 455-324 in yards and winning the first-down battle (28-16), players were proud of their resolve, but said the game shouldn’t have even been close.

By Mike Jones  |  12:06 PM ET, 09/19/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:29 AM ET, 09/19/2011

It’s Dallas week, talk some trash at TheRootDC

It’s Dallas week; you have a lot to get off your chest.

By Washington Post editors  |  11:29 AM ET, 09/19/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:34 AM ET, 09/19/2011

Redskins-Cardinals: Five observations from Week 2

The Redskins pulled off a fourth-quarter comeback against Arizona thanks to a complete team effort.

By Mike Jones  |  09:34 AM ET, 09/19/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:00 AM ET, 09/19/2011

Tim Hightower knew which Cardinals to provoke

Running back Tim Hightower was plenty familiar with Sunday’s foe, and he used it to his advantage early.

By Rick Maese  |  06:00 AM ET, 09/19/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:11 PM ET, 09/18/2011

Redskins-Cardinals: Odds and Ends

Mike Sellers is active; Chris Cooley is held without a catch for the first time since his rookie season.

By Mike Jones  |  08:11 PM ET, 09/18/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:23 PM ET, 09/18/2011

Redskins punter Sav Rocca has no problem tackling

When the Redskins signed punter Sav Rocca as a free agent just before training camp, they hoped to bring some stability to a position that has been anything but stable in recent years. What they got Sunday: Rocca’s normal contributions in the kicking game, plus a game-ending tackle.

By Barry Svrluga  |  07:23 PM ET, 09/18/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:52 PM ET, 09/18/2011

Rex Grossman ‘feels good’ after Redskins’ comeback win

Rex Grossman looked to follow up his Week 1 performance with another strong outing, but after one half against the Arizona Cardinals, the quarterback wasn’t exactly solid.

By Mike Jones  |  06:52 PM ET, 09/18/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:46 PM ET, 09/18/2011

Graham Gano wins game after uneven day

For the fourth time since joining the Redskins in 2009, Graham Gano jogged onto the field and nailed a game-winning field goal. And like so many other times in his young career, the big kick was preceded by an uneven performance.

By Rick Maese  |  06:46 PM ET, 09/18/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:33 PM ET, 09/18/2011

Former Redskin Vonnie Holliday returns with Cardinals

Holliday, 35, is playing for his sixth NFL team – his fourth in the last four years – but said he was impressed with the Redskins crowd.

By Barry Svrluga  |  06:33 PM ET, 09/18/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:20 PM ET, 09/18/2011

Redskins linebackers Ryan Kerrigan, Brian Orakpo start sack party

A week ago, the Redskins rang up four sacks – all from down linemen in their three-man defensive front, an unusual result in a scheme that is designed to free up linebackers. In Sunday’s win over the Cardinals, the Redskins managed three more sacks – all from linebackers.

By Barry Svrluga  |  06:20 PM ET, 09/18/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Football Insider

Posted at 05:54 PM ET, 09/18/2011

Redskins cornerback Josh Wilson “doesn’t look too bad” after back injury

He suffered the injury on Arizona’s first possession of the third quarter and did not return.

By Barry Svrluga  |  05:54 PM ET, 09/18/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:46 PM ET, 09/18/2011

Redskins-Cardinals: Washington wins 22-21

Graham Gano field goal and a late fumble recovery propel Redskins to 2-0.

By Gene Wang  |  01:46 PM ET, 09/18/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:35 PM ET, 09/18/2011

Redskins-Cardinals: Open thread

Can the Redskins go 2-0 and rocket to relevance in the NFC East? Here are some ways to enjoy our coverage.

By Cindy Boren  |  12:35 PM ET, 09/18/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:47 AM ET, 09/18/2011

Redskins-Cardinals: Landry to miss a second game

The Washington Redskins will be without starting strong safety LaRon Landry for a second straight regular season game, and for the sixth straight week counting preseason games.

By Mike Jones  |  11:47 AM ET, 09/18/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:38 AM ET, 09/18/2011

Redskins-Cardinals: Fast facts for Week 2

The Washington Redskins today aim for their first 2-0 start since 2007 as they host the Arizona Cardinals at 1 p.m.

By Mike Jones  |  11:38 AM ET, 09/18/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:11 AM ET, 09/18/2011

Gameday Q&A: Oshiomogho Atogwe on football, family and the Incredible Hulk

The first – and one of the biggest – offseason additions for the Washington Redskins in 2011 was the free agent signing of seventh-year veteran Oshiomogo Atogwe.

By Mike Jones  |  10:11 AM ET, 09/18/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:00 PM ET, 09/17/2011

Anthony Armstrong is encouraged by his role

Second-year wide receiver Anthony Armstrong wasn’t sure what to make of the Redskins’ pursuit of five new wideouts this offseason. But he emerged from the team’s season opener with a sense of optimism.

By Mike Jones  |  01:00 PM ET, 09/17/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Football Insider

Posted at 11:00 AM ET, 09/17/2011

Will Montgomery still working on shotgun snaps

The Redskins have a new center in Will Montgomery, who moved from guard to anchor the line in 2011, and the former Virginia Tech standout has some adjusting to do on shotgun snaps.

By Mike Jones  |  11:00 AM ET, 09/17/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Football Insider

Posted at 09:00 AM ET, 09/17/2011

DeAngelo Hall believes his tackling skills are underrated

Cornerback DeAngelo Hall made two bit hits in last week’s season opener. But he said his tackling ability is nothing new.

By Mike Jones  |  09:00 AM ET, 09/17/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Football Insider

Posted at 07:32 PM ET, 09/16/2011

Redskins injury report: LaRon Landry, Brian Orakpo among eight listed as questionable

Brian Orakpo and LaRon Landry are among eight Redskins listed as questionable for Sunday’s game vs. the Cardinals.

By Rick Maese  |  07:32 PM ET, 09/16/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Football Insider

Posted at 02:09 PM ET, 09/16/2011

Brian Orakpo and LaRon Landry both hopeful

But neither is certain he’ll be able to play Sunday against the Cardinals.

By Rick Maese  |  02:09 PM ET, 09/16/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:32 PM ET, 09/16/2011

Brian Orakpo, LaRon Landry will be game-time decisions

Linebacker Brian Orakpo and safety LaRon Landry were limited in practice throughout the week and will be listed as questionable on the injury report

By Rick Maese  |  01:32 PM ET, 09/16/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:05 PM ET, 09/16/2011

Poll: How will the Redskins fare against the Cardinals?

What do you foresee in this Week 2 matchup against the Cardinals?

By Washington Post editors  |  01:05 PM ET, 09/16/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:00 PM ET, 09/16/2011

Darnell Dockett is Cardinals defensive player to watch vs. Redskins

Strong and physical, the 6-foot-4, 290-pound Darnell Dockett is tough to stop against both the run and the pass.

By Mike Jones  |  01:00 PM ET, 09/16/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Football Insider

Posted at 11:00 AM ET, 09/16/2011

Redskins-Cardinals: Key matchups for Week 2

The Washington Redskins and Arizona Cardinals on Sunday meet for the first time since 2008 but for the 120th time in the history of the two franchises.

By Mike Jones  |  11:00 AM ET, 09/16/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Football Insider

Posted at 09:00 AM ET, 09/16/2011

Redskins-Cardinals: Five story lines to follow

The Washington Redskins on Sunday face the Arizona Cardinals as they look to build on last week’s 28-14 victory over the Giants.

By Mike Jones  |  09:00 AM ET, 09/16/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Football Insider

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 09/16/2011

Cardinals’ Darnell Docket is eager to face Redskins on trip back home

Arizona Cardinals defensive lineman Darnell Dockett knows all about the Redskins, having grown up in Montgomery County, and he would like nothing better than to defeat the team his friends and family cheered for during his youth.

By Mike Jones  |  07:00 AM ET, 09/16/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Football Insider

Posted at 08:25 PM ET, 09/15/2011

Redskins’ injury report: Keyaron Fox joins the list

Safety LaRon Landry and linebacker Brian Orakpo were again limited in Thursday’s practice.

By Mike Jones  |  08:25 PM ET, 09/15/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:18 PM ET, 09/15/2011

Kyle Shanahan plans steady diet of run plays

Offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan says the team was close to breaking some big runs and he will continue to call plenty against Cardinals

By Mike Jones  |  05:18 PM ET, 09/15/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:23 PM ET, 09/15/2011

Landry, Orakpo, Fox limited in practice

It’s still unclear whether Orakpo or Landry will play Sunday.

By Mike Jones  |  03:23 PM ET, 09/15/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:57 PM ET, 09/15/2011

Cardinals offensive player to watch

One of the best in the league, he has size, speed and leaping ability. He is an excellent route runner with superb body control.

By Mike Jones  |  01:57 PM ET, 09/15/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:03 PM ET, 09/15/2011

Defensive coordinator Jim Haslett defends safety Reed Doughty

Safety knows there were a couple of big plays last week that he’d like to have back. But Redskins defensive coordinator Jim Haslett says the 68-yard pass that set up the Giants’ first touchdown can’t be pinned solely on Doughty.

By Rick Maese  |  01:03 PM ET, 09/15/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:36 PM ET, 09/15/2011

Trent Williams encouraged by Week 1 outing

Left tackle appeared to struggle at times against the Giants, but he says he feels pretty good about his Week 1 performance.

By Mike Jones  |  12:36 PM ET, 09/15/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:15 PM ET, 09/15/2011

Fred Davis can see clearly now

In a contract year, the tight end says he finally understands how dangerous he and Chris Cooley can be on the field together.

By Mike Jones  |  12:15 PM ET, 09/15/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:30 AM ET, 09/15/2011

Ken Whisenhunt: Trading Tim Hightower from Cardinals to Redskins wasn’t an easy decision

The Arizona Cardinals appeared to essentially give running back Tim Hightower away, but Cardinals Coach Ken Whisenhunt said the decision wasn’t made lightly, and that he expects Hightower to have a productive career with Washington.

By Mike Jones  |  08:30 AM ET, 09/15/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Football Insider

Posted at 06:00 AM ET, 09/15/2011

Rookie WR Leonard Hankerson working to maintain focus

Redskins rookie wide receiver Leonard Hankerson feels like it’s freshman year of college all over again. But rather than sulk about a lack of playing time, he’s trying to prepare himself just in case.

By Mike Jones  |  06:00 AM ET, 09/15/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Football Insider

Posted at 06:15 PM ET, 09/14/2011

Redskins injury report: Landry, Orakpo limited

The Washington Redskins listed two key defensive players as “limited” on Wednesday’s injury report. Another five practiced fully despite injuries.

By Mike Jones  |  06:15 PM ET, 09/14/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:12 PM ET, 09/14/2011

Redskins’ DBs prepare for Arizona passing attack

Cardinals’ passing attack, featuring WR Larry Fitzgerald and QB Kevin Kolb, will test Washington’s secondary.

By Mike Jones  |  04:12 PM ET, 09/14/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:08 PM ET, 09/14/2011

Post Sports Live: Chris Neild, the anti-Haynesworth?

LaVar Arrington, Dan Steinberg and Barry Svrluga joined host Jonathan Forsythe to debate which rookie had the more impressive debut in Sunday’s win against the Giants, Ryan Kerrigan or Chris Neild?

By Washington Post editors  |  03:08 PM ET, 09/14/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:03 PM ET, 09/14/2011

Landry, Orakpo are limited by injuries

No decision has been made on whether injuries will keep them from playing Sunday, according to Coach Mike Shanahan

By Mike Jones  |  03:03 PM ET, 09/14/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:17 PM ET, 09/14/2011

Brandon Banks’s knee is ‘better than ever’

Washington Redskins kick/punt returner Brandon Banks said that he didn’t have any problems with his balky left knee after Sunday’s season opener. He said the knee feels better than ever.

By Mike Jones  |  02:17 PM ET, 09/14/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:48 PM ET, 09/14/2011

Rex Grossman: We could have won by more

Quarterback says the Washington offense could have scored 42 points on the Giants.

By Rick Maese  |  01:48 PM ET, 09/14/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:06 PM ET, 09/14/2011

LaRon Landry unsure about Sunday return

Washington Redskins strong safety LaRon Landry remained noncommittal about playing this Sunday against the Arizona Cardinals, but said his strained right hamstring continues to heal.

By Mike Jones  |  01:06 PM ET, 09/14/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:35 PM ET, 09/14/2011

Graham Gano remains confident despite FG miss

Redskins’ kicker says his confidence remains high despite missing his only field goal attempt – a 39-yarder–in Sunday’s season opener.

By Mike Jones  |  12:35 PM ET, 09/14/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:00 AM ET, 09/14/2011

Shanahan, Hightower expect improvement in run game

The Washington Redskins’ rushing attack wasn’t as potent on Sunday as it had been during the preseason, but coach Mike Shanahan and starter Tim Hightower are confident that will change.

By Mike Jones  |  09:00 AM ET, 09/14/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 09/14/2011

Statistical analysis: Rex Grossman, deceptively large margins of victory and other notes

Rex Grossman had a solid game against a depleted defense. How much can we take from his performance?

By Brian Burke  |  07:00 AM ET, 09/14/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Statistical analysis

Posted at 06:06 PM ET, 09/13/2011

Chris Neild quickly becomes Mr. Relevant

As the 253rd overall pick in the 2011 draft, nose tackle Chris Neild was taken ahead of only one other player. Now, as one of top performing rookies on the NFL’s opening weekend, there is only one name above his among the league’s sack leaders.

By Rick Maese  |  06:06 PM ET, 09/13/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:38 PM ET, 09/13/2011

Special teams play gives Paul edge as fifth WR

The Washington Redskins dressed five of their seven wide receivers Sunday. Rookie fifth-round pick Niles Paul beat out veteran Donte Stallworth and third-round pick Leonard Hankerson for the last spot.

By Mike Jones  |  05:38 PM ET, 09/13/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:10 PM ET, 09/13/2011

Fred Davis took on heavy workload vs. Giants

Mike Jones explained earlier this morning that the Redskins are more than comfortable relying on multiple tight end sets this year. They want all three tight ends to play a role in their passing and running games, but it will be interesting to see who emerges as the featured tight end.

By Rick Maese  |  02:10 PM ET, 09/13/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:58 PM ET, 09/13/2011

Shanahan: Mike Sellers still valuable despite diminished role

Backup tight end/fullback was inactive for a non-injury-related reason for the first time in 108 games. But Redskins coach Mike Shanahan said the 13th-year veteran remains a key member of the team.

By Mike Jones  |  12:58 PM ET, 09/13/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:19 PM ET, 09/13/2011

Ryan Kerrigan nominated for Rookie of the Week

Redskins rookie linebacker Ryan Kerrigan is among the finalists for this week’s Pepsi NFL Rookie of the Week award, which will be announced Friday.

By Mike Jones  |  12:19 PM ET, 09/13/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:30 AM ET, 09/13/2011

Multiple tight end sets will be a staple for Redskins

With two major weapons in Chris Cooley and Fred Davis, the Washington Redskins on Sunday utilized multiple tight end sets for nearly 80 percent of their offensive plays, and Coach Mike Shanahan said you can expect to see plenty more of that this season.

By Mike Jones  |  07:30 AM ET, 09/13/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:00 AM ET, 09/13/2011

Redskins defensive linemen expect more sacks in 2011

The Washington Redskins got only nine sacks out of their defensive lineman all of last season, but after only one game, the D-linemen area already well on their way to topping that mark.

By Mike Jones  |  06:00 AM ET, 09/13/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:20 PM ET, 09/12/2011

Shanahan hoping to have Landry, Orakpo this week

Redskins coach says he hopes his starting strong safety, LaRon Landry, and outside linebacker Brian Orakpo on the field against the Cardinals Sunday.

By Mike Jones  |  04:20 PM ET, 09/12/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:28 PM ET, 09/12/2011

Mike Shanahan pleased with Rex Grossman’s performance

Coach says Rex Grossman “did everything well.”

By Mike Jones  |  03:28 PM ET, 09/12/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:46 PM ET, 09/12/2011

Tim Hightower really wants to beat the Cardinals

The Redskins spent Monday reviewing film from their win over New York, but the running back already is looking toward facing his former team on Sunday.

By Mike Jones  |  02:46 PM ET, 09/12/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:13 PM ET, 09/12/2011

Reed Doughty tries to recover from a rough outing

As the Redskins study film Monday, it’s the bad plays they focus on, looking for ways to improve technique, execution and strategy. Safety Reed Doughty probably has a couple of plays he’ll want to review a few times.

By Rick Maese  |  01:13 PM ET, 09/12/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:51 PM ET, 09/12/2011

Lorenzo Alexander: ‘We would’ve lost that game last year’

There were times during the Washington Redskins’ game against the New York Giants Sunday where you got the feeling: ‘I’ve seen this movie before.’ But the outcome was different because of a new mindset, players say.

By Mike Jones  |  12:51 PM ET, 09/12/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:31 AM ET, 09/12/2011

Redskins-Giants: Five observations from Week 1

The Redskins opened the season on a victorious note and showed plenty of positives, but were far from perfect against the Giants.

By Mike Jones  |  11:31 AM ET, 09/12/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:53 AM ET, 09/12/2011

Trash talk at TheRootDC at 12:30

Join Chris Jenkins and Roger Newkirk at 12:30 for a little gloating about yesterday’s Redskins and Cowboys games.

By Washington Post editors  |  10:53 AM ET, 09/12/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:02 AM ET, 09/12/2011

Redskins special teams saw mixed results vs. Giants

The special teams play was good in spots, fair in others in Washington’s season-opening victory over the New York Giants.

By Rick Maese  |  09:02 AM ET, 09/12/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Football Insider

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 09/12/2011

Redskins decline day off

The Washington Redskins usually tale Mondays off after a win and have to practice the day after losses. But this week, the team plans to spend “Victory Monday” on the football field.

By Mike Jones  |  07:00 AM ET, 09/12/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:12 PM ET, 09/11/2011

Hightower welcomes workhorse role

Running back Tim Hightower rarely came off the field during the Redskins’ offensive possessions. He carried the ball for 25 of the 26 running plays.

By Mike Jones  |  11:12 PM ET, 09/11/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:10 PM ET, 09/11/2011

Chris Cooley sets career record for catches by Redskins tight end

Chris Cooley started in the season opener despite not playing in the preseason and in the game moved atop the Redskins’ all-time catch list for tight ends.

By Mike Jones  |  11:10 PM ET, 09/11/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Football Insider

Posted at 09:47 PM ET, 09/11/2011

Fred Davis has career game against Giants

Fred Davis has been an understudy to Chris Cooley in Washington’s offense. On Sunday against the Giants, he stepped up and had a career day for himself.

By Barry Svrluga  |  09:47 PM ET, 09/11/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:44 PM ET, 09/11/2011

Chris Neild has two sacks in his first game

Two picks from going undrafted, he also forces a fumble in his first game as Redskins’ backup nose tackle.

By Mike Jones  |  09:44 PM ET, 09/11/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:08 PM ET, 09/11/2011

Redskins beat Giants, 28-14

Team takes season opener from its New York rival for the first time since 1976.

By Gene Wang  |  05:08 PM ET, 09/11/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:26 PM ET, 09/11/2011

Exhibits at FedEx Field commemorate 9/11

Pro Football Hall of Fame, Madame Tussauds honor players, first responders.

By Gene Wang  |  04:26 PM ET, 09/11/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:57 PM ET, 09/11/2011

Gameday Q&A: Tim Hightower’s dream comes true

Now playing for his hometown team after three seasons in Arizona, Hightower has had a terrific preseason. He looks to get off to a strong start today against the Giants.

By Mike Jones  |  03:57 PM ET, 09/11/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:19 PM ET, 09/11/2011

Mike Sellers among Redskins’ Week 1 inactives

Redskins fullback/tight end is out for the team’s season opener against the New York Giants.

By Mike Jones  |  03:19 PM ET, 09/11/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:10 PM ET, 09/11/2011

Redskins-Giants: Open discussion

Just six months ago, owners locked out players, endangering the 2011 season. The league, and the Redskins appear to have returned even stronger. Your comments?

By Washington Post sports editors  |  03:10 PM ET, 09/11/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:42 PM ET, 09/11/2011

Redskins recall 9/11

The Redskins expect today’s season opener against the Giants to be a day filled with emotion. Multiple 9/11 tributes are planned for the day.

By Mike Jones  |  02:42 PM ET, 09/11/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:30 AM ET, 09/11/2011

Redskins-Giants: Fast facts for the season opener

The Washington Redskins look to kick off the 2011 season with a victory over the visiting New York Giants.

By Mike Jones  |  10:30 AM ET, 09/11/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:22 AM ET, 09/11/2011

Alexander hopes to face aggressive return men

Redskins special teams ace Lorenzo Alexander hopes to face some aggressive kick returners today against the New York Giants.

By Mike Jones  |  09:22 AM ET, 09/11/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:39 PM ET, 09/10/2011

Redskins owner Dan Snyder drops lawsuit against City Paper (updated)

The Redskins announce that the owner has dropped his lawsuit against the Washington City Paper, stating in a news release that there is “nothing further to be gained at this time.”

By Mike Jones  |  08:39 PM ET, 09/10/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:26 PM ET, 09/10/2011

Redskins increase security at FedEx Field for Sept. 11 anniversary

Team officials are encouraging fans to arrive early for Sunday's season opener to allow for extra security measures at FedEx Field.

By Mike Jones  |  02:26 PM ET, 09/10/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:30 AM ET, 09/10/2011

Redskins rookie S DeJon Gomes ready if called upon

The Washington Redskins will be thin at the safety position on Sunday, with LaRon Landry still sidelined with a strained hamstring and Kareem Moore on the Physically Unable to Perform list. But rookie DeJon Gomes could see time at either safety position.

By Mike Jones  |  11:30 AM ET, 09/10/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:21 AM ET, 09/10/2011

9/11 hits close to home for Redskins lineman Eric Olsen

When the national anthem plays before Sunday’s season opener between the Washington Redskins and New York Giants, offensive lineman Eric Olsen, expects to get choked up.

By Mike Jones  |  10:21 AM ET, 09/10/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:24 AM ET, 09/10/2011

Redskins’ London Fletcher unfazed by consecutive games streak

Redskins linebacker London Fletcher on Sunday will play in his 209th consecutive game, which is tied for first among the league’s active leaders.

By Mike Jones  |  09:24 AM ET, 09/10/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:41 PM ET, 09/09/2011

Redskins-Giants: New York has score of injuries

The Redskins on Sunday welcome to town a New York Giants team that’s coming off of a preseason that has seen five key defensive players suffer season-ending losses. Several others will be out for significant portions of the season.

By Mike Jones  |  04:41 PM ET, 09/09/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:34 PM ET, 09/09/2011

Redskins injury report: Five players questionable for Sunday

Five Washington Redskins players are listed as questionable for Sunday’s game against the New York Giants, and the team officially ruled strong safety LaRon Landry out for the season opener.

By Mike Jones  |  03:34 PM ET, 09/09/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:34 PM ET, 09/09/2011

Chris Cooley: Redskins more focused now than ever

Tight end Chris Cooley says he and his teammates are more confident and better prepared in Mike Shanahan’s second season.

By Mike Jones  |  02:34 PM ET, 09/09/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:35 PM ET, 09/09/2011

Giants’ players to watch this weekend

Running back Ahmad Bradshaw and defensive end Jason Pierre-Paul may hold the keys to the Giants’ fortunes against the Redskins.

By Mark Maske  |  01:35 PM ET, 09/09/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:30 PM ET, 09/09/2011

Quick Hits: Chris Cooley questionable vs. Giants

Coach Mike Shanahan said the tight end went through practice today but is questionable for Sunday's game.

By Mike Jones  |  01:30 PM ET, 09/09/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:17 PM ET, 09/09/2011

Redskins vs. Giants: Five storylines to follow

The Redskins haven’t beaten the Giants at FedEx Field since 2005, but are looking to kick off Year 2 of the Mike Shanahan Era on a positive note.

By Mike Jones  |  12:17 PM ET, 09/09/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:00 AM ET, 09/09/2011

Redskins defense: Jim Haslett gives rookies passing grade

The Redskins emphasized upgrading their defense this offseason and used six of their 12 draft picks – including three of their first five selections – to take defensive players, all of whom made the 53-man roster.

By Mike Jones  |  06:00 AM ET, 09/09/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Football Insider

Posted at 03:53 PM ET, 09/08/2011

Redskins injury report: LaRon Landry misses second straight practice

The Redskins were without the starting strong safety and the same five players who were limited Wednesday were again limited on Thursday.

By Mike Jones  |  03:53 PM ET, 09/08/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:20 PM ET, 09/08/2011

Chris Cooley limited in practice, improving.

But tight end is “making strides each day,” Coach Mike Shanahan says. LaRon Landry does not practice.

By Mike Jones  |  03:20 PM ET, 09/08/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:29 PM ET, 09/08/2011

Redskins look to end Giants’ domination

The Redskins have lost nine of their past 10 meetings with the Giants and haven’t beaten them at FedEx Field since 2005.

By Mike Jones  |  02:29 PM ET, 09/08/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:04 PM ET, 09/08/2011

Once again, Reed Doughty ready to plug hole

As has been the case so many times in the past few years, when one player goes down, Reed Doughty is ready to step up

By Rick Maese  |  01:04 PM ET, 09/08/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:41 PM ET, 09/08/2011

Receivers see numbers as a strength

Wide receiver is a crowded position for the Redskins, whose 53-man roster features seven full-time wideouts, an unusually large number.

By Mike Jones  |  12:41 PM ET, 09/08/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:00 AM ET, 09/08/2011

Justin Tuck: Giants have Redskins’ number

New York defensive end Justin Tuck believes his team has the Redskins’ number, and that facing Rex Grossman, whom the Giants played against in the 2010 finale, should only help .

By Mike Jones  |  06:00 AM ET, 09/08/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Football Insider

Posted at 05:13 PM ET, 09/07/2011

Redskins’ injury report: Landry sits, five others limited

The Redskins had one player sit out Wednesday’s practice and another five were limited, according to the team’s injury report.

By Mike Jones  |  05:13 PM ET, 09/07/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:44 PM ET, 09/07/2011

Jarvis Jenkins’ knee surgery is a success

Redskins rookie defensive lineman says the surgery to repair his torn right ACL was a success and that doctors found no additional damage.

By Mike Jones  |  04:44 PM ET, 09/07/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:17 PM ET, 09/07/2011

Chris Cooley, Brandon Banks limited in practice

Both are still nursing knee injuries. LaRon Landry will miss the season opener against Giants Sunday.

By Mike Jones  |  04:17 PM ET, 09/07/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:54 PM ET, 09/07/2011

Barry Cofield gears up to face his former team

Film study has been a “little weird” this week for Redskins’ nose tackle. For the first time in his six-year career, Cofield is studying the guys in blue.

By Mike Jones  |  03:54 PM ET, 09/07/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:24 PM ET, 09/07/2011

Weather moves Redskins’ practice off site

The Redskins had to practice at a local gym Wednesday because of downpours Wednesday, the second time this week that weather hampered their efforts.

By Mike Jones  |  02:24 PM ET, 09/07/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:32 PM ET, 09/07/2011

Rex Grossman: Being the starter is ‘a huge thing’

He says his confidence wavered at times but he believes he played well in earning the job.

By Barry Svrluga  |  01:32 PM ET, 09/07/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:01 PM ET, 09/07/2011

John Beck accepts reserve role

The QB doesn’t try to hide his disappointment after preparing himself to start against the New York Giants.

By Rick Maese  |  01:01 PM ET, 09/07/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:06 PM ET, 09/07/2011

LaRon Landry will miss opener, blames himself for hamstring setback

Dealing with an injured hamstring, the Redskins safety backtracks and blames himself for a recent setback in his rehabilitation.

By Mike Jones  |  12:06 PM ET, 09/07/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 09/07/2011

Orakpo: Gameplan vs. Giants is simple

Given their familiarity with New York, Redskins linebacker Brian Orakpo says the Redskins already know the key to holding their NFC East rivals in check.

By Mike Jones  |  07:00 AM ET, 09/07/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:35 PM ET, 09/06/2011

LaRon Landry’s tweets hint at setback, team’s involvement

Strong safety sent a cryptic Twitter message Tuesday that appeared to suggest that the Redskins are to blame for his delayed return to action.

By Mike Jones  |  05:35 PM ET, 09/06/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:21 PM ET, 09/06/2011

Post Sports Live: NFL predictions, Strasburg and football unform fashion

LaVar Arrington, Dan Steinberg and Rick Maese join host Jonathan Forsythe to make their predictions for the 2011 NFL season, discuss Stephen Strasburg’s return and debate whether Maryland’s new football uniforms are fashion-forward.

By Washington Post editors  |  05:21 PM ET, 09/06/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:41 PM ET, 09/06/2011

Plenty of questions loom in Redskins’ secondary

As the Redskins enter their final week of preparation for the regular season opener, there are many questions about the secondary, once projected as a strength.

By Mike Jones  |  01:41 PM ET, 09/06/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:16 PM ET, 09/06/2011

Redskins will handle Brandon Banks with care

He is listed on the roster as a wide receiver, but it appears unlikely that the team will try to take advantage of the second-year Kansas State product’s speed as a pass-catcher.

By Mike Jones  |  12:16 PM ET, 09/06/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:18 AM ET, 09/06/2011

Checking out the Redskins’ Week 1 depth chart

There are no surprises among the starters on the team’s official depth chart for the start of the regular season. But the pecking order of the reserves reveals a few interesting nuggets.

By Mike Jones  |  10:18 AM ET, 09/06/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:35 AM ET, 09/06/2011

Washington Redskins plan events to honor victims of 9/11 attacks

The Washington Redskins plan to honor victims of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks when they open the season against the New York Giants on Sunday on the 10th anniversary of the attacks.

By Mike Jones  |  08:35 AM ET, 09/06/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:00 PM ET, 09/05/2011

Shanahan, Redskins weigh in on QB decision

Mike Shanahan awarded the Washington Redskins’ starting quarterback job to Rex Grossman after he narrowly outperformed John Beck during the preseason. Here’s what the coach and some of his players had to say.

By Mike Jones  |  08:00 PM ET, 09/05/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:12 PM ET, 09/05/2011

Landry hopeful, but still uncertain about return

Washington Redskins strong safety LaRon Landry remains hopeful that he can play in Sunday’s season opener against the New York Giants, but said that his strained right hamstring still isn’t completely back to full strength.

By Mike Jones  |  06:12 PM ET, 09/05/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:47 PM ET, 09/05/2011

Quick hits: ‘Rex won by an edge’

Coach says final evaluation pointed to the nine-year veteran; captains named.

By Mike Jones  |  05:47 PM ET, 09/05/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:42 PM ET, 09/05/2011

Three good reasons Grossman gets nod over Beck

With all signs pointing to Rex Grossman as the Washington Redskins starting quarterback, the question of ‘Why Rex?’ begs to be asked.

By Mike Jones  |  03:42 PM ET, 09/05/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:54 PM ET, 09/05/2011

Reports: Redskins to start Grossman in opener

According to at least two reports, Coach Mike Shanahan has tabbed Rex Grossman to start Sunday’s opener against the Giants.

By Barry Svrluga  |  01:54 PM ET, 09/05/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:55 PM ET, 09/05/2011

QB Crompton added to practice squad

By Mike Jones  |  12:55 PM ET, 09/05/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:03 AM ET, 09/05/2011

Examining the Redskins’ crowded receiver corps

The Redskins have eight wide receivers on the roster, which is a bit unusual. What will they do with all of them?

By Mike Jones  |  09:03 AM ET, 09/05/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:51 PM ET, 09/04/2011

Evan Royster, four others signed to Redskins’ practice squad

The former Westfield High standout believes he has a chance to join the 53-man roster at some point this season.

By Mike Jones  |  01:51 PM ET, 09/04/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:17 AM ET, 09/04/2011

Five questions for the days ahead

There are more issues to ponder than who starts at quarterback.

By Mike Jones  |  10:17 AM ET, 09/04/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:10 PM ET, 09/03/2011

Kareem Moore placed on PUP list by Redskins

The backup free safety, recovering from knee surgery, won’t be eligible to return to the roster until Week 7.

By Mike Jones  |  10:10 PM ET, 09/03/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Football Insider

Posted at 08:01 PM ET, 09/03/2011

Redskins get down to 53

The Washington Redskins reached its league-mandated 53-man roster limit following a round of cuts today.

By Mike Jones  |  08:01 PM ET, 09/03/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:07 PM ET, 09/03/2011

Redskins cut running backs Evan Royster, Shaun Draughn

QB Kellen Clemens, backup safety Chris Horton, nose tackle Anthony Bryant are released as the team reduces roster from 80 to 53.

By Mike Jones and Rick Maese  |  07:07 PM ET, 09/03/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:24 AM ET, 09/03/2011

Brandon Banks makes the roster

Despite a balky left knee, he secures a spot with a 95-yard punt return for a TD against Tampa Bay.

By Mike Jones  |  11:24 AM ET, 09/03/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:09 AM ET, 09/03/2011

Redskins must reach 53 today

Roster cutdown day usually brings some surprises, but players like Roy Helu, Tim Hightower and Ryan Torain shouldn’t have much to worry about.

By Mike Jones  |  09:09 AM ET, 09/03/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:02 PM ET, 09/02/2011

Phillip Buchanon suspended for drug violation

Redskins cornerback Phillip Buchanon has been suspended by the league for violating its performance enhancing drugs policy. He will miss four games.

By Rick Maese  |  06:02 PM ET, 09/02/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:03 PM ET, 09/02/2011

Redskins who hurt their cause on Thursday

The game against Tampa Bay served as a final audition for many players to earn a job. Here are some who did not make the most of their opportunity in the final preseason game.

By Rick Maese  |  12:03 PM ET, 09/02/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:48 AM ET, 09/02/2011

Redskins who helped their cause on Thursday

The game against Tampa Bay served as a final audition for many players to earn a job. Here are some who made the most of their opportunity in the final preseason game.

By Mike Jones  |  11:48 AM ET, 09/02/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:15 AM ET, 09/02/2011

Redskins-Buccaneers: Five observations

The Washington Redskins concluded their preseason schedule with a 29-24 victory over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Thursday night, and despite the win, the team wasn’t at its best.

By Mike Jones  |  11:15 AM ET, 09/02/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:37 AM ET, 09/02/2011

John Beck remains confident

John Beck wasn’t at his best Thursday night against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, but the quarterback continues to believe that he is capable of being the Redskins’ starting quarterback.

By Mike Jones  |  10:37 AM ET, 09/02/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 09/02/2011

Markus White makes the most of final opportunity

Rookie seventh-round draft pick entered Thursday night’s preseason finale as one of 35 players battling for about eight spots on the Redskins’ regular season roster.

By Mike Jones  |  07:00 AM ET, 09/02/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:50 AM ET, 09/02/2011

Evan Royster suffers concussion

With the running game under the spotlight, he began Thursday’s game in the starting lineup but left with the injury.

By Rick Maese  |  12:50 AM ET, 09/02/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:32 PM ET, 09/01/2011

Redskins rally late to defeat Bucs, 29-24

Long touchdown pass from Kellen Clemens to Donte Stallworth seals victory in final preseason game. Redskins end preseason 3-1.

By Barry Svrluga  |  08:32 PM ET, 09/01/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:10 PM ET, 09/01/2011

Starting safeties remain sidelined

Free safety Oshiomogho Atogwe sat out Thursday night’s game against Tampa Bay. The Redskins’ safeties saw very little action during the preseason.

By Mike Jones  |  08:10 PM ET, 09/01/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:20 PM ET, 09/01/2011

Open thread: Washington Redskins vs. Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Players get one final audition before the roster is trimmed to 53 and the depth chart is determined leading up to the Sept. 11 season opener against the Giants.

By Post Sports Editors  |  07:20 PM ET, 09/01/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:19 PM ET, 09/01/2011

Beck to start, 15 regulars to sit

John Beck will start at quarterback tonight for the Washington Redskins against the visiting Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Meanwhile, 15 regular contributors will have the night off.

By Mike Jones  |  07:19 PM ET, 09/01/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:00 PM ET, 09/01/2011

Redskins officially reveal practice bubble plans

The Washington Redskins officially announced that they will be breaking ground for an indoor practice facility at Redskins Park.

By Mike Jones  |  07:00 PM ET, 09/01/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:22 AM ET, 09/01/2011

Redskins vs. Buccaneers: Five storylines to follow

This is more than your usual throw-away fourth preseason game; key jobs and rotation spots remain on the line.

By Mike Jones  |  11:22 AM ET, 09/01/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:40 AM ET, 09/01/2011

Redskins’ Reggie Jones ‘never wavered’ from promise to his mother that he’d play in NFL

The cornerback, who is aiming to make the 53-man roster tonight, promised his mother as a teen he’d make it to the NFL. She has followed his football career from prison.

By Shemar Woods  |  10:40 AM ET, 09/01/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:19 AM ET, 09/01/2011

Kyle Shanahan: QB uncertainty isn’t weighing on team

Offensive coordinator doesn’t believe the contest for quarterback is having a wearing affect on his players

By Mike Jones  |  08:19 AM ET, 09/01/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:32 PM ET, 08/31/2011

For some rookies, Thursday represents final shot

For players on the bubble, Thursday represents a final opportunity to impress coaches, who on Saturday must slash the roster from 80 players to 53.

By Mike Jones  |  03:32 PM ET, 08/31/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:21 AM ET, 08/31/2011

Graham Gano locks up kicking duties

When the Washington Redskins released kicker Clint Stitser on Tuesday, second-year pro officially locked up the job.

By Mike Jones  |  11:21 AM ET, 08/31/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:43 AM ET, 08/31/2011

Rookie lessons, long offseason helped Nick Sundberg

This time a year ago, Nick Sundberg was fighting for a roster spot with the Washington Redskins as a rookie long-snapper. This year he is unchallenged.

By Mike Jones  |  10:43 AM ET, 08/31/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:31 AM ET, 08/31/2011

Jim Haslett continues stressing limiting points, creating turnovers

Redskins defensive coordinator Jim Haslett’s main concern this season is improving in turnovers created and points allowed.

By Mike Jones  |  08:31 AM ET, 08/31/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

 

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