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The Insider: December, 2011

Posted at 06:52 PM ET, 12/30/2011

Reed Doughty is fined $15,000 by NFL for hit on Christian Ponder

The Redskins safety is docked $15,000 by the NFL for a hit on Vikings quarterback Christian Ponder.

By Mike Jones  |  06:52 PM ET, 12/30/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Football Insider

Posted at 05:25 PM ET, 12/30/2011

Eagles defensive player to watch: CB Nnamdi Asomugha

The Eagles’ top free agent pickup of the offseason, Nnamdi Asomugha is regarded as one of the best cover corners in the game.

By Mike Jones  |  05:25 PM ET, 12/30/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:13 PM ET, 12/30/2011

Redskins injury report: Helu, Brown questionable for Sunday

The Washington Redskins have listed both running back Roy Helu and starting right tackle Jammal Brown as questionable for Sunday’s season finale against the Philadelphia Eagles.

By Mike Jones  |  05:13 PM ET, 12/30/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:02 PM ET, 12/30/2011

Mike Shanahan started evaluating college QBs midseason

Washington Redskins coach Mike Shanahan said that although the season has yet to come to an end, he already has begun evaluating the top college quarterbacks.

By Mike Jones  |  03:02 PM ET, 12/30/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:51 PM ET, 12/30/2011

Redskins-Eagles: Key matchups to watch

The Washington Redskins and Philadelphia Eagles face off on Sunday to conclude the 2011 seasons for both teams.

By Mike Jones  |  02:51 PM ET, 12/30/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:36 PM ET, 12/30/2011

Redskins-Eagles: Five story lines to follow

The Washington Redskins at long last will end their disappointing 2011 season as they take on the Philadelphia Eagles at Lincoln Financial Field.

By Mike Jones  |  02:36 PM ET, 12/30/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:00 AM ET, 12/30/2011

Special teams coach Danny Smith confident in Graham Gano

Graham Gano has suffered through inconsistent stretches this season, but Redskins special teams coach Danny Smith remains confident in his kicker.

By Mike Jones  |  11:00 AM ET, 12/30/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:00 AM ET, 12/30/2011

Brandon Banks says he’s been just above average

Brandon Banks — who leads the NFL with both kickoff return attempts and kick return yardage, and ranks 11th in punt return yardage — says he’s coming up short.

By Mike Jones  |  09:00 AM ET, 12/30/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 12/30/2011

Kyle Shanahan says Redskins in need of a franchise quarterback

Offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan praises Rex Grossman’s aggressive nature, but said he would have no problem going with a quarterback that has no experience in his system next season.

By Mike Jones  |  07:00 AM ET, 12/30/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:58 PM ET, 12/29/2011

No progress on Roy Helu’s injuries

Knee and toe injuries continue to keep running back out of practice.

By Mike Jones  |  04:58 PM ET, 12/29/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:07 PM ET, 12/29/2011

Mike Shanahan says he has no doubt he’ll be back next season

He says he warned owner Daniel Snyder that overhauling the Redskins would take time and he expects patience during the process.

By Mike Jones  |  03:07 PM ET, 12/29/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:47 PM ET, 12/29/2011

Quick hits: Helu limited again, Landry hasn’t had surgery yet

The Redskins’ strong safety is still seeking medical opinions on the Achilles tendon injury that ended his season.

By Mike Jones  |  02:47 PM ET, 12/29/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:09 PM ET, 12/29/2011

Eagles’ offensive player to watch: RB LeSean McCoy

He has 20 touchdowns in what has become a career year. It will take all 11 defenders to corral him, Redskins say.

By Mike Jones  |  02:09 PM ET, 12/29/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:56 PM ET, 12/29/2011

Wait ‘til next year--again

Cornerback DeAngelo Hall hopes the Redskins breakthrough comes during this offseason. He is tired of looking forward to next year.

By Mike Jones  |  12:56 PM ET, 12/29/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:12 PM ET, 12/29/2011

Lorenzo Alexander wins award from Redskins media

During his five seasons with the Washington Redskins, Alexander has earned the nickname “One Man Gang.” This past offseason, he served as media relations director for the Redskins players during the NFL lockout.

By Mike Jones  |  12:12 PM ET, 12/29/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:00 AM ET, 12/29/2011

Redskins-Eagles: Andy Reid sees improvement in Mike Shanahan’s squad

Mike Shanahan said earlier this week that he sees marked difference in his team now compared to the Redskins squad that he took over two years ago, and Philadelphia Eagles coach Andy Reid agrees.

By Mike Jones  |  09:00 AM ET, 12/29/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 12/29/2011

Mike Shanahan: Redskins’ 2011 season has dragged

As his second season at the helm of the Washington Redskins approaches its end, Coach Mike Shanahan acknowledges that the year dragged at a sluggish pace, and that it’s hard to ignore all of the missed opportunities and wonder what might’ve been.

By Mike Jones  |  07:00 AM ET, 12/29/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:51 PM ET, 12/28/2011

Redskins injury report: Helu remains limited

Rookie running back Roy Helu says he feels better, but he was still one of five players limited in practice today.

By Mike Jones  |  03:51 PM ET, 12/28/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:04 PM ET, 12/28/2011

Rex Grossman’s confidence ‘is at an all-time high’

As he enters the final game of the season with his team against the Philadelphia Eagles, Redskins quarterback Rex Grossman says his confidence is “at an all-time high.”

By Mike Jones  |  03:04 PM ET, 12/28/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:21 PM ET, 12/28/2011

Roy Helu is limited in practice

Redskins will monitor the starting running back during the week, Coach Mike Shanahan says. London Fletcher is a first alternate to the NFC Pro Bowl roster, he confirms

By Rick Maese  |  02:21 PM ET, 12/28/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:09 PM ET, 12/28/2011

Aldrick Robinson aims to prove he can play

After 16 weeks on the Redskins’ practice squad, rookie wide receiver figured he wouldn’t be called up to the team’s 53-man roster.

By Mike Jones  |  02:09 PM ET, 12/28/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:28 PM ET, 12/28/2011

Evan Royster brings competition to RB spot

Redskins running back was born in Fairfax and attended high school at Westfield in Chantilly, so he had plenty of family and friends around for the holidays. His family made sure to have a replay of the Vikings game going during Christmas dinner.

By Rick Maese  |  01:28 PM ET, 12/28/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:37 PM ET, 12/28/2011

Roy Helu expects to play for Redskins vs. Eagles

Running back Roy Helu said he fully anticipates returning to action in the season finale at Philadelphia Sunday

By Mike Jones  |  12:37 PM ET, 12/28/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:10 PM ET, 12/28/2011

London Fletcher among Redskins’ Pro Bowl alternates

Shut out of the rosters announced Tuesday night, Fletcher says he has been selected as an alternate. He’s made the past two Pro Bowls the same way.

By Rick Maese  |  12:10 PM ET, 12/28/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:29 AM ET, 12/28/2011

Redskins must look to the draft for a QB

Free agent market is thin and Rex Grossman’s stats show he is not a viable option

By Brian Burke  |  10:29 AM ET, 12/28/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 12/28/2011

Patchwork offensive line comes through

After opening the season with a rushing attack that ranked among the top 10 in the league, and then taking a giant plunge midway through the season while injuries ravaged the running game and offensive line.

By Mike Jones  |  07:00 AM ET, 12/28/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:25 AM ET, 12/28/2011

London Fletcher: Snubbed by the Pro Bowl?

Twitter reacts to news that the NFL’s leading tackler didn’t make the Pro Bowl.

By Matt McFarland  |  12:25 AM ET, 12/28/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:00 PM ET, 12/27/2011

No Redskins picked for Pro Bowl

The 5-10 Washington Redskins did not have a single player named to the NFC Pro Bowl roster that was announced Tuesday night.

By Mike Jones  |  08:00 PM ET, 12/27/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:07 PM ET, 12/27/2011

Redskins release Ryan Torain

After four weeks of inactivity, the running back found himself back in the mix Saturday, but again failed to produce

By Mike Jones  |  02:07 PM ET, 12/27/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:48 PM ET, 12/27/2011

Jarvis Jenkins expected to take part in spring workouts

The injured rookie defensive end remains ahead of schedule in his recovery from a torn ACL and is expected to take part in off-season conditioning work this spring.

By Mike Jones  |  01:48 PM ET, 12/27/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:06 PM ET, 12/27/2011

Redskins promote Aldrick Robinson to 53-man roster

The Redskins have promoted the rookie wide receiver to the 53-man roster according to a person with knowledge of the situation.

By Mike Jones  |  01:06 PM ET, 12/27/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:16 PM ET, 12/27/2011

Shanahan: Defensive front had its ‘poorest game’ against Vikings

Coach Mike Shanahan said that a poor effort by the line was the primary reason for his team’s inability to stop the Vikings Saturday.

By Mike Jones  |  12:16 PM ET, 12/27/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:41 AM ET, 12/27/2011

Evan Royster up for Pepsi NFL Rookie of the Week

Redskins running back is a nominee for Pepsi NFL Rookie of the Week following his career rushing day against the Minnesota Vikings Saturday.

By Mike Jones  |  11:41 AM ET, 12/27/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:18 AM ET, 12/27/2011

2012 NFL Draft: After loss, Redskins are seventh

With one more week in the books and a loss under their belts, the Washington Redskins have edged into the seventh spot in the projected order of the 2012 NFL draft.

By Mike Jones  |  11:18 AM ET, 12/27/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

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

2012 Pro Bowl rosters to be announced tonight

NFL players and fans today will learn the outcome of the 2012 Pro Bowl selection process as the 43-man rosters for the AFC and NFC squads will be announced at 7 p.m. on the NFL Network.

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

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 12/27/2011

Shanahan: Redskins need ‘good draft, good free agency’ to improve

Mike Shanahan says the Redskins took steps forward this past offseason in the draft and free agency, but that they remain in need of more upgrades, which is obvious.

By Mike Jones  |  07:00 AM ET, 12/27/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:29 PM ET, 12/26/2011

Quick hits: Mike Shanahan notes depth at running back

Coach Mike Shanahan says that between Roy Helu, Evan Royster and Tim Hightower, the Redskins have great depth at running back.

By Mike Jones  |  03:29 PM ET, 12/26/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:19 AM ET, 12/26/2011

Stallworth has stepped in, stepped up

Since re-joining the team, Redskins wide reciever Donte’ Stallworth is making the most of a second opportunity.

By Rick Maese  |  11:19 AM ET, 12/26/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 12/26/2011

Lorenzo Alexander: ‘Same old story’ for Redskins

In falling to the Minnesota Vikings on Saturday, the Washington Redskins fell to 5-10 and guaranteed themselves of a third consecutive double-digit loss season for only the second time in franchise history.

By Mike Jones  |  07:00 AM ET, 12/26/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 12/25/2011

Redskins vs. Vikings: Five observations

Washington squandered momentum from its win over the Giants in its Week 16 loss to Minnesota.

By Mike Jones  |  07:00 AM ET, 12/25/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Football Insider

Posted at 10:22 PM ET, 12/24/2011

Graham Gano is perfect again

For the month of December, he is 13 for 13 on field goals.

By Mike Jones  |  10:22 PM ET, 12/24/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:57 PM ET, 12/24/2011

Jabar Gaffney sets career high in receiving yards

Rex Grossman’s new favorite target has 77 yards and a one-handed touchdown grab in the loss to Minnesota.

By Barry Svrluga  |  06:57 PM ET, 12/24/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:37 PM ET, 12/24/2011

London Fletcher, with a season-high 17 tackles, still leads the NFL

He has a season high against Minnesota but is disappointed by another close loss

By Rick Maese  |  06:37 PM ET, 12/24/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:24 PM ET, 12/24/2011

Vikings shake off key injuries to Adrian Peterson, Christian Ponder

By Barry Svrluga  |  06:24 PM ET, 12/24/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:33 PM ET, 12/24/2011

Vikings beat Redskins 33-26

Minnesota and Washington traded touchdowns in a busy second half.

By Mike Jones and Rick Maese  |  01:33 PM ET, 12/24/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:39 PM ET, 12/24/2011

Redskins-Vikings open thread

At 2-12, the Vikings would seem to present less of a challenge than the Giants, whom the Redskins dominated last week. But Washington must stop Adrian Peterson and Percy Harvin.

By Washington Post Sports  |  12:39 PM ET, 12/24/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:05 PM ET, 12/24/2011

Gameday Q and A: Cornerback Josh Wilson

Wilson is starting to feel comfortable in the Redskins defense and looking forward to next year.

By Mike Jones  |  12:05 PM ET, 12/24/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:46 AM ET, 12/24/2011

RB Roy Helu will not play Saturday

Injuries keep the Redskins starting RB on the sideline for the Vikings game. RT Jammal Brown is back from a groin injury.

By Mike Jones  |  11:46 AM ET, 12/24/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:07 PM ET, 12/23/2011

Redskins-Vikings: Fast facts for Washington’s Week 16 matchup

The Washington Redskins take on the Minnesota Vikings Saturday, hoping to pick up back-to-back victories for only the second time this season.

By Mike Jones  |  02:07 PM ET, 12/23/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:20 PM ET, 12/23/2011

Helu, Brown questionable vs. Vikings

Injury report for Saturday’s Redskins-Vikings game.

By Mike Jones  |  01:20 PM ET, 12/23/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:09 PM ET, 12/23/2011

Redskins-Vikings: Key matchups to watch

The Washington Redskins face the Minnesota Vikings Saturday in the 16th regular season meeting of the two franchises. Washington aims to improve to 9-7 all-time against Minnesota.

By Mike Jones  |  12:09 PM ET, 12/23/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:27 AM ET, 12/23/2011

Redskins secondary aims to continue interception upswing

Defensive coordinator Jim Haslett and his defensive backs have said all season that interceptions come in bunches. They await a breakthrough.

By Mike Jones  |  10:27 AM ET, 12/23/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 12/23/2011

Redskins-Vikings: Five story lines to follow

Washingon’s game against Minnesota on Saturday will mark its home finale of the 2011 season.

By Mike Jones  |  07:00 AM ET, 12/23/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Football Insider

Posted at 02:30 PM ET, 12/22/2011

Rookie Roy Helu says he’s feeling better

Roy Helu has been limited in practice all week but said Thursday he now feels “really good.”

By Rick Maese  |  02:30 PM ET, 12/22/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:50 PM ET, 12/22/2011

Jammal Brown could make return Saturday

After missing the previous two games with a groin injury, right tackle Jammal Brown should be able to return to action Saturday against Minnesota, said Redskins Coach Mike Shanahan.

By Rick Maese  |  01:50 PM ET, 12/22/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:20 AM ET, 12/22/2011

What is LaRon Landry worth to the Redskins?

When healthy, the safety has been an elite performer — his nine games in last season’s campaign were at an All-Pro level. The question for the Redskins: How much is he worth?

By Brian Burke  |  10:20 AM ET, 12/22/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:00 AM ET, 12/22/2011

Vikings defensive player to watch: DE Jared Allen

Boasting great size, speed, strength, Allen ranks among the top defensive ends in the league. He ranks second in the league with 17.5 sacks, explodes off the edge, gets good leverage and uses his hands well.

By Mike Jones  |  09:00 AM ET, 12/22/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Football Insider

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 12/22/2011

Kyle Shanahan assesses Rex Grossman’s play

The Redskins’ offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan was noncommittal on the quarterback’s future with the team while also offering praise and criticism.

By Mike Jones  |  07:00 AM ET, 12/22/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Football Insider

Posted at 05:07 PM ET, 12/21/2011

Redskins injury report: Roy Helu, three others limited

Redskins starting running back Roy Helu returned to practice on a limited basis a day after knee and toe injuries kept him sidelined.

By Mike Jones  |  05:07 PM ET, 12/21/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:34 PM ET, 12/21/2011

Fred Davis, Trent Williams permitted to work out at Redskins Park

Suspended players Fred Davis and Trent Williams will be back at team headquarters this week, and soon will be permitted to go through conditioning work with the team’s training staff, though neither is allowed to play again this season.

By Mike Jones  |  03:34 PM ET, 12/21/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:37 PM ET, 12/21/2011

Quick hits: Roy Helu, Jammal Brown and Stephen Bowen are day to day

Fullback Mike Sellers participated almost fully in practice Wednesday and is likely to play Saturday, Coach Mike Shanahan says

By Mike Jones  |  02:37 PM ET, 12/21/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:45 PM ET, 12/21/2011

Brian Orakpo fighting double-teams

Linebacker Brian Orakpo may see his sack numbers dip for a second year in a row. He had 11 as a rookie in 2009, 8.5 last year and has 7 through 14 games this season.

By Rick Maese  |  01:45 PM ET, 12/21/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:50 PM ET, 12/21/2011

Redskins shuffling secondary in final weeks

The Redskins started DeJon Gomes at safety last week, but coaches intended to rotate their three safeties in the game aganst the New York Giants. That could again be the case Saturday against Minnesota.

By Rick Maese  |  12:50 PM ET, 12/21/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:20 PM ET, 12/21/2011

Vikings offensive player to watch: WR Percy Harvin

The third-year pro and Chesapeake, Va., native hurts teams in a variety of ways. The Vikings use him as a receiver, running back and kick returner.

By Mike Jones  |  12:20 PM ET, 12/21/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:25 AM ET, 12/21/2011

Oshiomogho Atogwe encouraged after latest outing

Limited by injuries and reduced to a backup in three of the last four games, Washington Redskins free safety Oshiomogho Atogwe finally felt like his old self Sunday against the Giants.

By Mike Jones  |  10:25 AM ET, 12/21/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 12/21/2011

Mike Shanahan: Lorenzo Alexander belongs in Pro Bowl

Washington Redskins coach Mike Shanahan on Tuesday said that although he may not have led the fan votes, special teams captain Lorenzo Alexander deserves a spot on the NFC roster.

By Mike Jones  |  07:00 AM ET, 12/21/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:55 PM ET, 12/20/2011

Brian Orakpo not concerned with his Pro Bowl chances

The linebacker began Monday – the final day for fan voting for the Pro Bowl – in third place among players at his position. Final results, which will include the votes of players and coaches, will be announced next Tuesday.

By Mike Jones  |  03:55 PM ET, 12/20/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:26 PM ET, 12/20/2011

Post Sports Live: Redskins, Capitals and college hoops

The Post Sports Live crew discusses the Redskins’ season sweep of the Giants, previews the upcoming Vikings game, assesses the first three weeks of the Dale Hunter era for the Capitals and talks Terps and Hoyas.

By Washington Post editors  |  03:26 PM ET, 12/20/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:18 PM ET, 12/20/2011

Josh Wilson passes concussion test, practices fully

Redskins coach Mike Shanahan said the cornerback practiced fully Tuesday, two days after a blow to the head left him dizzy late in Washington’s 23-10 victory over the New York Giants.

By Mike Jones  |  03:18 PM ET, 12/20/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:54 PM ET, 12/20/2011

Grossman unfazed by scrutiny, talk of future role

Quarterback knows this season has been an audition for his future role, either with the Redskins or some other team. But he hasn’t let the scrutiny faze him.

By Mike Jones  |  02:54 PM ET, 12/20/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:25 PM ET, 12/20/2011

Quick hits: Roy Helu, Jammal Brown, Mike Sellers unable to practice fully

RB Roy Helu participates in drills, while RT Jammal Brown and FB Mike Sellers are limited in practice.

By Mike Jones  |  02:25 PM ET, 12/20/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:43 PM ET, 12/20/2011

Rob Myers, Doug Worthington aim to prove themselves in last two weeks

Tight end Rob Myers and defensive end Doug Worthington aim to make a strong impressions in Redskins’ final two games.

By Mike Jones  |  01:43 PM ET, 12/20/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:42 PM ET, 12/20/2011

Jammal Brown hoping to play for Redskins vs. Vikings

Washington Redskins right tackle says his strained left groin feels better and he hopes to play Saturday against the visiting Minnesota Vikings.

By Mike Jones  |  12:42 PM ET, 12/20/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:15 PM ET, 12/20/2011

Redskins’ Roy Helu says he’s feeling better

Coach Mike Shanahan says Roy Helu’s running was affected by injuries in last Sunday’s win at the New York Giants. The rookie running back doesn’t anticipate pain holding him back this Saturday when the Minnesota Vikings come to town.

By Rick Maese  |  12:15 PM ET, 12/20/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:19 AM ET, 12/20/2011

Redskins add DE Doug Worthington, TE Rob Myers to roster, cut TE Dominique Byrd

DE Doug Worthington and TE Rob Myers are added to the 53-man roster, and TE

By Mike Jones  |  11:19 AM ET, 12/20/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:00 AM ET, 12/20/2011

2012 NFL draft watch: Redskins now in eighth spot

The Washington Redskins improved their record to 5-9 Sunday while dropping the Giants to 7-7 and hurting New York’s playoff chances.

By Mike Jones  |  09:00 AM ET, 12/20/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 12/20/2011

Redskins’ practice schedule modified for shortened week

As they prepare for Saturday’s Christmas Eve game against the Minnesota Vikings, the Redskins face a shortened week that has forced Coach Mike Shanahan to tweak the team’s practice schedule.

By Mike Jones  |  07:00 AM ET, 12/20/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:45 PM ET, 12/19/2011

Roy Helu played injured against Giants

Rookie running back’s streak of three straight games with at least 100 rushing yards ended Sunday. Coach Mike Shanahan believes a couple of undisclosed injuries were to blame.

By Mike Jones  |  05:45 PM ET, 12/19/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:30 PM ET, 12/19/2011

Mike Shanahan: Rex Grossman not entirely to blame for flea-flicker pick

Quarterback Rex Grossman threw an interception on the Redskins’ first play from scrimmage Sunday. But the fault was not all his, coach Mike Shanahan said Monda.

By Mike Jones  |  05:30 PM ET, 12/19/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:32 PM ET, 12/19/2011

Josh Wilson suffers head injury

Redskins Coach Mike Shanahan said the cornerback suffered a blow to the head late in Sunday’s 23-10 win over the New York Giants and experienced some dizziness thereafter.

By Mike Jones  |  04:32 PM ET, 12/19/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:32 PM ET, 12/19/2011

Quick hits: Roy Helu played hurt against the Giants

Redskins’ coaches didn’t realize the extent of his toe and leg injuries until they reviewed game tape.

By Mike Jones  |  03:32 PM ET, 12/19/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:00 PM ET, 12/19/2011

Brian Orakpo is only Redskin near top of fan Pro Bowl vote

But he is the only Redskin in the top five at any position. Coaches and players will contribute the other two thirds of the total.

By Rick Maese  |  12:00 PM ET, 12/19/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:54 AM ET, 12/19/2011

Redskins-Giants: Five observations

Washington’s 23-10 upset was one of its most convincing victories since Mike Shanahan became coach.

By Mike Jones  |  10:54 AM ET, 12/19/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:00 AM ET, 12/19/2011

DeAngelo Hall finally addresses Patriots game

Redskins cornerback DeAngelo Hall didn’t speak with reporters in the days following the Redskins’ loss to the New England Patriots but addressed his play Sunday.

By Rick Maese  |  09:00 AM ET, 12/19/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 12/19/2011

Darrel Young’s first rushing TD comes against childhood team

Fullback scores the first rushing touchdown of his career in Sunday’s 23-10 victory over the New York Giants, the team he rooted for growing up.

By Barry Svrluga  |  07:00 AM ET, 12/19/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:49 PM ET, 12/18/2011

Ryan Kerrigan increases team-leading sack tally

Washington Redskins rookie outside linebacker Ryan Kerrigan added to his team lead in sacks and ended a two-game drought by dropping Giants quarterback Eli Manning for a 13-yard loss in the fourth quarter.

By Mike Jones  |  07:49 PM ET, 12/18/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:44 PM ET, 12/18/2011

Brian Orakpo finally notches division sack

In his previous 44 career games, linebacker Brian Orakpo had 25.5 sacks. But 16 of those games were against NFC East foes and in those contests he’d managed only half a sack.

By Rick Maese  |  07:44 PM ET, 12/18/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:41 PM ET, 12/18/2011

Redskins re-work secondary versus Giants

The Washington Redskins on Sunday did some shuffling in the secondary, starting Byron Westbrook at nickelback over Kevin Barnes all season long. Also, the team started rookie safety DeJon Gomes, whom defensive coordinator Jim Haslett declared the starter for the remainder of the season, but eventually replaced him with Oshiomogho Atogwe.

By Mike Jones  |  07:41 PM ET, 12/18/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:57 PM ET, 12/18/2011

Willie Smith encouraged by showing against Jason Pierre-Paul

Redskins quarterback Rex Grossman praised the performance of his offensive line, which was solid in pass protection, holding a dominant Giants defensive front to just one sack.

By Mike Jones  |  06:57 PM ET, 12/18/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:55 PM ET, 12/18/2011

Devin Thomas carted off the field with injury, is up and walking

Former Redskin was injured on the final play of the first half, making a tackle on a kickoff fielded by TE Logan Paulsen.

By Rick Maese  |  02:55 PM ET, 12/18/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:47 PM ET, 12/18/2011

Redskins upset Giants, 23-10

Redskins defense plays one of its best games of the year. Redskins overcome two early turnovers to sweep season series.

By Mike Jones  |  01:47 PM ET, 12/18/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:16 PM ET, 12/18/2011

Santana Moss reportedly owes $258,017 in back taxes

The Detroit News reported Friday that the receiver owes the Internal Revenue Service $258,017 in unpaid income taxes from 2006.

By Mike Jones  |  01:16 PM ET, 12/18/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:58 PM ET, 12/18/2011

Oh what fun it would be for the Redskins to wreck the Giants’ playoff drive

Oh what fun it would be for the Redskins to wreck the Giants’ playoff drive.

By Washington Post Sports  |  12:58 PM ET, 12/18/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:11 PM ET, 12/18/2011

Reed Doughty comes through again for injury-plagued Redskins

Of all the positions on the Washington Redskins’ defense this season, safety has been the least stable.

By Mike Jones  |  12:11 PM ET, 12/18/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:51 AM ET, 12/18/2011

Ryan Torain is inactive for a second straight week

Roy Helu, Evan Royster again will start ahead of last season’s team rushing leader.

By Mike Jones  |  11:51 AM ET, 12/18/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:24 AM ET, 12/18/2011

Gameday Q&A: Sav Rocca chasing championship dream in second pro career

After going through three different punters during the 2010 season, the Washington Redskins found some much-needed stability this year with the acquisition of free agent Sav Rocca.

By Mike Jones  |  11:24 AM ET, 12/18/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:14 PM ET, 12/16/2011

Redskins-Giants: Injury report

Jammal Brown and Mike Sellers will be sidelined Sunday, but LB London Fletcher, WR Donte Stallworth and DE Stephen Bowen should all play.

By Mike Jones  |  06:14 PM ET, 12/16/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:33 PM ET, 12/16/2011

DeAngelo Hall fined $7,500 for throwing official’s flag

Cornerback penalized for throwing an official’s flag after defensive holding call.

By Mike Jones  |  04:33 PM ET, 12/16/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:41 PM ET, 12/16/2011

Giants defensive player to watch: FS Antrel Rolle

The sixth-year pro leads the Giants with 77 tackles and has an interception and a forced fumble this season.

By Mike Jones  |  03:41 PM ET, 12/16/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:50 PM ET, 12/16/2011

Mike Shanahan doesn’t plan to immediately fill LaRon Landry’s roster spot

Coach said the team will officially place safety LaRon Landry on injured reserve Friday afternoon, but does’t expect to make a roster move before Sunday’s game.

By Mike Jones  |  02:50 PM ET, 12/16/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:38 PM ET, 12/16/2011

Jammal Brown, Mike Sellers will miss Giants game

Tyler Polumbus will start for injured right tackle. Willie Smith and Sean Locklear will both see playing time at left tackle.

By Mike Jones  |  02:38 PM ET, 12/16/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:43 PM ET, 12/16/2011

Redskins-Giants: Key matchups to watch

The Washington Redskins face the New York Giants Sunday hoping to complete a season sweep of their NFC East rivals for the first time since 1999.

By Mike Jones  |  12:43 PM ET, 12/16/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:00 AM ET, 12/16/2011

Redskins-Giants: Five story lines to follow

The Washington Redskins pay the New York Giants a visit this Sunday, and hope to carry over the improved offensive play displayed against New England into this week’s game.

By Mike Jones  |  09:00 AM ET, 12/16/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Football Insider

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 12/16/2011

Kyle Shanahan on Willie Smith: ‘How does a guy recover?’

Willie Smith struggled in parts of his NFL debut last Sunday against the New England Patriots but rebounded to play solidly, in the estimation of coaches, for much of the second half.

By Barry Svrluga  |  07:00 AM ET, 12/16/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:56 PM ET, 12/15/2011

Injury report: Jammal Brown’s status uncertain

Starting right tackle Jammal Brown (groin) missed a second day of practice, according to the injury report, and his status for Sunday's game at the New York Giants remains up in the air.

By Rick Maese  |  04:56 PM ET, 12/15/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:54 PM ET, 12/15/2011

Santana Moss would ‘love to ruin’ Giants’ hopes

The Redskins are eliminated from playoff contention and ensured of yet another losing season. They still have something to play for, says receiver Santana Moss.

By Rick Maese  |  03:54 PM ET, 12/15/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:29 PM ET, 12/15/2011

LaRon Landry’s future with Redskins now uncertain

While the Redskins finally know the definitive status of the safety position for the rest of this season, the future of Washington’s defensive secondary is completely uncertain.

By Rick Maese  |  03:29 PM ET, 12/15/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:46 PM ET, 12/15/2011

Quick Hits: LaRon Landry will have surgery on Achilles

Shanahan says Redskins safety will have injured Achilles tendon repaired.

By Mike Jones  |  02:46 PM ET, 12/15/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:18 PM ET, 12/15/2011

Richie Petitbon to join Redskins Ring of Fame

Former player,coach will be inducted into the Ring of Fame at FedEx Field at halftime of the game against the Vikings Dec. 24.

By Rick Maese  |  01:18 PM ET, 12/15/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:49 PM ET, 12/15/2011

Barry Cofield: Eli Manning a ‘different animal’ now

Barry Cofield has one championship ring from his days with the New York Giants. And if quarterback Eli Manning was playing last season the way he’s playing right now, Cofield thinks he might have a second.

By Rick Maese  |  12:49 PM ET, 12/15/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:04 PM ET, 12/15/2011

Redskins plan to place LaRon Landry on IR

The Washington Redskins are expected to place strong safety LaRon Landry on the season-ending injured reserve list with the fifth-year pro still hobbled by a bad left Achilles’ tendon and strained groin, according to a person with knowledge of the situation.

By Mike Jones  |  12:04 PM ET, 12/15/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:51 AM ET, 12/15/2011

Haslett: DeJon Gomes will start at strong safety for rest of season (updated)

Redskins defensive coordinator Jim Haslett said Thursday morning that the team will use rookie DeJon Gomes as the starting strong safety for the final three games of the season, raising the strong possibility that LaRon Landry’s season is over.

By Barry Svrluga  |  11:51 AM ET, 12/15/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:00 AM ET, 12/15/2011

Giants offensive player to watch: Eli Manning

With the Giants’ run game struggling because of injuries, their quarterback has shouldered the load, putting up career bests in every category in throwing for 4,105 yards, 25 touchdowns and just 12 interceptions — down from 25 last season.

By Mike Jones  |  09:00 AM ET, 12/15/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Football Insider

Posted at 07:04 AM ET, 12/15/2011

Victor Cruz says Giants no longer take Redskins lightly

The Redskins are last in the NFC East while the Giants are tied for first, but New York’s Victor Cruz said his team knows better than to underestimate Washington, especially after a loss in their Week 1 meeting.

By Mike Jones  |  07:04 AM ET, 12/15/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Football Insider

Posted at 05:25 PM ET, 12/14/2011

Redskins injury report: Jammal Brown, three others sidelined

Washington Redskins right tackle Jammal Brown still is holding out hope that he can recover from a strained groin in time to play Sunday against the Giants, but he was unable to practice Wednesday, according to the team’s injury report.

By Mike Jones  |  05:25 PM ET, 12/14/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:31 PM ET, 12/14/2011

Roy Helu leads all active rookies in rushing

Eight running backs were selected ahead of Roy Helu in last spring’s NFL Draft. But it’s Helu, the Redskins’ fourth-round selection, who has more rushing yards (582) than any other rookie currently on an active roster.

By Rick Maese  |  03:31 PM ET, 12/14/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:49 PM ET, 12/14/2011

Quick hits: LaRon Landry, Jammal Brown uncertain for Sunday

Strong safety, right tackle both missed practice Wednesday with injuries. Coach Mike Shanahan says there is hope Landry will play again before the season ends.

By Mike Jones and Rick Maese  |  02:49 PM ET, 12/14/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:33 PM ET, 12/14/2011

Rex Grossman looking for streak of wins to end the season

Quarterback looks to set the tone for next year

By Barry Svrluga  |  02:33 PM ET, 12/14/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:45 PM ET, 12/14/2011

Despite stats, Redskins anticipating Giants’ RBs

The Giants enter this Sunday’s game against the Redskins in a fairly unusual position. They’re ranked last in the NFL in rushing yards per game (85.8) and last in rushing yards per attempt (3.3).

By Rick Maese  |  01:45 PM ET, 12/14/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:00 PM ET, 12/14/2011

New TE Richard Quinn eager for opportunity

The Redskins’ newest tight end had plans to be wearing burgundy and gold a week earlier.

By Rick Maese  |  01:00 PM ET, 12/14/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:01 PM ET, 12/14/2011

Jammal Brown trying to play Sunday against the Giants

Right tackle will know later this week whether injury to his right groin will prevent him from taking the field against the Giants.

By Rick Maese  |  12:01 PM ET, 12/14/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:48 AM ET, 12/14/2011

London Fletcher’s value to Redskins can’t be overlooked

At age 36 and in the final few games of his five-year contract, London Fletcher continues to reliably produce and lead the Redskins’ defense.

By Brian Burke  |  10:48 AM ET, 12/14/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:00 AM ET, 12/14/2011

Shanahan: Final games represent prime opportunity for young players

The Washington Redskins have three games remaining in 2011. Although at 4-9, it appears they have little to play for, coach Mike Shanahan says the continued development of younger players ranks among the top priorities.

By Mike Jones  |  09:00 AM ET, 12/14/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 12/14/2011

Brandon Banks unlikely to receive larger role in offense

After lobbying unsuccessfully all season for a role in the Washington Redskins’ offense, return specialist Brandon Banks finally got to contribute outside of special teams when he threw a 49-yard touchdown pass to Santana Moss. But Redskins coach Mike Shanahan doesn’t sound as if he plans on increasing Banks’ role in the final three weeks of the season.

By Mike Jones  |  07:00 AM ET, 12/14/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:02 PM ET, 12/13/2011

Atogwe, Torain and teammates hosting toy drive tonight

Octagon Football clients and Washington Redskins players Oshiomogho Atogwe and Ryan Torain, with the help of some teammates, will host a toy drive at the Dulles Town Center’s upper level Nordstrom wing from 6 to 8 p.m. tonight.

By Mike Jones  |  04:02 PM ET, 12/13/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:53 PM ET, 12/13/2011

Post Sports Live: Redskins-Giants, Rex Grossman and Tim Tebow

The Post Sports Live crew discusses the Redskins’ loss to New England, preview their upcoming game at New York and weigh-in on Tebowmania.

By Washington Post editors  |  03:53 PM ET, 12/13/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:14 PM ET, 12/13/2011

Jammal Brown hopes to play again this season

Right tackle says he has no plans to end his season on the injured reserve list. The Redskins have only three games left; Brown hopes to play in at least one.

By Mike Jones  |  03:14 PM ET, 12/13/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:19 PM ET, 12/13/2011

Chris Baker to IR; Richard Quinn signed

The third-year nose tackle was promoted to the 53-man roster but injured himself before ever making it to a practice. The team also signed tight end Richard Quinn.

By Mike Jones  |  01:19 PM ET, 12/13/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:00 PM ET, 12/13/2011

Mike Shanahan: Rex Grossman still auditioning for next season

Coach declined to give quarterback an endorsement for the 2012 season and said instead that the evaluation process for the passer and the rest of the roster is ongoing.

By Mike Jones  |  01:00 PM ET, 12/13/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:44 AM ET, 12/13/2011

NFL draft order: Redskins currently sit in fifth spot

Three games still remain on the Washington Redskins’ schedule, but most fans already have started looking toward the draft.

By Mike Jones  |  11:44 AM ET, 12/13/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:00 AM ET, 12/13/2011

Evan Royster believes gradual introduction benefited him

The wait seemed to take forever, and Evan Royster struggled to endure it at times, but as he comes off of his best performance to date, the Washington Redskins rookie running back says he now believes that he benefited from coaches bringing him along gradually this season.

By Mike Jones  |  09:00 AM ET, 12/13/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 12/13/2011

Mike Shanahan explains latest kicking game mishap

The Washington Redskins had yet another kicking game mishap on Sunday, as Graham Gano sent a kickoff out of bounds after being instructed to pin the New England Patriots deep in the left corner of the field.

By Mike Jones  |  07:00 AM ET, 12/13/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:43 PM ET, 12/12/2011

Mike Shanahan disappointed with DeAngelo Hall

Redskins coach expressed disappointment in cornerback and defensive captain for costing the team with his unsportsmanlike conduct penalty against the Patriots and for quitting on a play that led to a long New England gain.

By Mike Jones  |  05:43 PM ET, 12/12/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:35 PM ET, 12/12/2011

Mike Shanahan agrees with offensive pass interference call against Santana Moss

Critical offensive pass interference call wiped out a game-tying touchdown in the fourth quarter against the Patriots.

By Mike Jones  |  03:35 PM ET, 12/12/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:06 PM ET, 12/12/2011

Oshiomogho Atogwe: ‘I’ve been feeling really good’

Redskins free safety disagrees with coach Mike Shanahan’s statement that he isn’t able to play at full speed. He accepts reserve role but wants to know how he can regain his starting job.

By Mike Jones  |  01:06 PM ET, 12/12/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:49 AM ET, 12/12/2011

Tom Brady: London Fletcher’s hit was clean

Redskins’ linebacker was irate about penalty for hit on a sliding Tom Brady.

By Mike Jones  |  11:49 AM ET, 12/12/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:26 AM ET, 12/12/2011

Redskins-Patriots: Five observations

Santana Moss made some costly errors and DeAngelo Hall needs to show more leadership. But Roy Helu and Willie Smith had promising games.

By Mike Jones  |  11:26 AM ET, 12/12/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

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

Mike Shanahan likely would have gone for two

Redskins coach said he likely would have gone for two points and the victory had his team scored on its final drive of the game.

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

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

Josh Wilson records first INT as a Redskin

It took him 13 weeks, but cornerback Josh Wilson finally recorded his first interception as a member of the Washington Redskins. His pick was a critical play for the team.

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

Posted at 08:48 PM ET, 12/11/2011

Rookie DeJon Gomes starts at free safety over Oshiomogho Atogwe

The Washington Redskins started Reed Doughty at strong safety Sunday, with LaRon Landry still sidelined by a groin injury. Rookie DeJon Gomes got the nod at free safety though veteran Oshiomogho Atogwe dressed for the game.

By Mike Jones  |  08:48 PM ET, 12/11/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:36 PM ET, 12/11/2011

Roy Helu becomes first Redskins rookie with three straight 100-yard games

Running back gained a career-high 126 yards on 27 carries Sunday, becoming the first Washington rookie to gain at least 100 yards rushing in three straight games.

By Barry Svrluga  |  08:36 PM ET, 12/11/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:18 PM ET, 12/11/2011

Andre Carter has key sack, costly penalty

New England defensive end didn’t have a single solo sack at FedEx Field last season as a member of the Redskins. Returning to Washington, he posted a big one Sunday afternoon, adding to his team-leading total.

By Rick Maese  |  08:18 PM ET, 12/11/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:58 PM ET, 12/11/2011

Fill-in tackles Willie Smith, Tyler Polumbus impress Coach Mike Shanahan

Washington Redskins coach Mike Shanahan gave backup offensive linemen Willie Smith and Tyler Polumbus high marks for their performances against the New England Patriots as both stepped in for the team’s veteran tackles.

By Mike Jones  |  07:58 PM ET, 12/11/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Football Insider

Posted at 07:47 PM ET, 12/11/2011

Tom Brady argues with Patriots coordinator Bill O’Brien

After Washington cornerback Josh Wilson intercepted a Tom Brady pass in the end zone in the fourth quarter of Sunday’s game, cameras caught the New England quarterback arguing with his offensive coordinator.

By Rick Maese  |  07:47 PM ET, 12/11/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Football Insider

Posted at 07:41 PM ET, 12/11/2011

Jammal Brown, Mike Sellers suffer injuries

The Redskins lost right tackle Jammal Brown before Sunday’s game even began and lost fullback Mike Sellers early in the 34-27 loss to New England.

By Rick Maese  |  07:41 PM ET, 12/11/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Football Insider

Posted at 05:36 PM ET, 12/11/2011

Santana Moss: “We got to play against the team and the refs”

Receiver is adamant he did not commit crucial offensive pass interference that wiped out the game-tying touchdown.

By Barry Svrluga  |  05:36 PM ET, 12/11/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:04 PM ET, 12/11/2011

Redskins-Patriots: New England wins, 34-27

Both offenses continue rolling, but New England scores two touchdowns in the third quarter to the Redskins one.

By Mike Jones  |  02:04 PM ET, 12/11/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:01 PM ET, 12/11/2011

Redskins-Patriots: Open thread

How can the Redskins pull off an upset? Give us your comments.

By Washington Post Sports  |  01:01 PM ET, 12/11/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:52 PM ET, 12/11/2011

RT Jammal Brown hurt during warmups

Backup Tyler Polumbus will start as the Redskins use their seventh offensive line combination of the season.

By Mike Jones  |  12:52 PM ET, 12/11/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:56 AM ET, 12/11/2011

Redskins inactives: RB Ryan Torain out for the first time

His season has skidded after a 135-yard performance Oct. 2.

By Rick Maese  |  11:56 AM ET, 12/11/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:26 AM ET, 12/11/2011

Gameday Q&A: Barry Cofield on the move to nose tackle, LeBron James and Jay-Z

Barry Cofield talks about the mental and physical adjustments he has made, his goals for the Redskins’ defense, his love for Cleveland’s sports teams and his music tastes.

By Mike Jones  |  11:26 AM ET, 12/11/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:00 PM ET, 12/10/2011

Redskins, Marines hosting Toys for Tots drive Sunday at FedEx Field

The Redskins on Sunday will host their annual Touchdown for Tots Toy Drive at FedEx Field.

By Mike Jones  |  12:00 PM ET, 12/10/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:02 AM ET, 12/10/2011

Redskins secondary braces for Patriots WR Wes Welker

Washington’s defensive backs will face the most prolific wideout in the game today.

By Mike Jones  |  10:02 AM ET, 12/10/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:41 PM ET, 12/09/2011

Will FedEx’s field surface hold up after Army-Navy?

For the only time this season, the Redskins will play at FedEx Field the day after the stadium hosts a college game.

By Barry Svrluga  |  05:41 PM ET, 12/09/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:21 PM ET, 12/09/2011

Landry aside, Redskins relatively healthy for Patriots game

Though they’ll be without starting safety LaRon Landry (groin) Sunday against New England, the Redskins will enter the game relatively healthy, according to the final injury report of the week.

By Rick Maese  |  04:21 PM ET, 12/09/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:45 PM ET, 12/09/2011

Shanahan: No word on who replaces Trent Williams at left tackle

Redskins Coach Mike Shanahan would not say who would start at left tackle.

By Barry Svrluga  |  02:45 PM ET, 12/09/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:08 PM ET, 12/09/2011

Shanahan on when Landry will return: ‘Still don’t know’

Coach Mike Shanahan won’t predict whether Landry will be back for the Redskins’ final three games.

By Barry Svrluga  |  02:08 PM ET, 12/09/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:25 PM ET, 12/09/2011

Redskins safety LaRon Landry will miss Patriots game

Safety will miss his second game in a row when the Redskins host the Patriots.

By Rick Maese  |  01:25 PM ET, 12/09/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:32 AM ET, 12/09/2011

Redskins-Patriots: Key matchups to watch

The Washington Redskins on Sunday meet the New England Patriots for the ninth time in the history of the franchises.

By Mike Jones  |  10:32 AM ET, 12/09/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

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

Redskins-Patriots: Five story lines to follow

Washington will brace for the tall task of stopping 9-3 New England, which boasts one of the top offenses in the league and a defense that gives up few points, if not yards.

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

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

Patriots defensive player to watch: CB Kyle Arrington

The third-year pro has come into his own this season, recording an NFL-best seven interceptions and leading the Patriots with 65 tackles and 12 pass deflections.

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

Posted at 03:58 PM ET, 12/08/2011

Linebackers, linemen meet about sackless outing

Upset by their inability to register a single sack against the New York Jets Sunday – the first time all season they were shut out – Washington Redskins linebackers and defensive linemen met this week to ensure it doesn’t happen again.

By Mike Jones  |  03:58 PM ET, 12/08/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:36 PM ET, 12/08/2011

Mike Shanahan happy with performance of draft class

He notes that LB Ryan Kerrigan has played every defensive snap while adjusting to the pros and a new position.

By Mike Jones  |  02:36 PM ET, 12/08/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:31 PM ET, 12/08/2011

LaRon Landry ‘day-to-day’ but not planning to rush back

Washington Redskins strong safety classified himself day-to-day. He said his strained groin has shown improvement, but he doesn’t know whether he will return to action Sunday against the New England Patriots.

By Mike Jones  |  01:31 PM ET, 12/08/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:32 PM ET, 12/08/2011

Stephen Bowen wins Redskins courage award

Defensive end has coped with the death of an infant son and his mother-in-law in the last six months.

By Barry Svrluga  |  12:32 PM ET, 12/08/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:05 PM ET, 12/08/2011

Redskins work out P Ricky Schmitt as insurance policy

The Washington Redskins have free agent punter Ricky Schmitt in for a workout on Thursday to cover their bases.

By Mike Jones  |  12:05 PM ET, 12/08/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:15 AM ET, 12/08/2011

Patriots offensive player to watch: Tom Brady

QB Tom Brady is having another record-setting year. Redskins pass rushers will have to swarm him or he will pick apart the defense.

By Mike Jones  |  11:15 AM ET, 12/08/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:33 AM ET, 12/08/2011

Redskins would benefit from a little randomness

Play design in football is only part of the equation. To be successful, a team must also be unpredictable.

By Brian Burke  |  10:33 AM ET, 12/08/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:00 AM ET, 12/08/2011

Rex Grossman aiming for strong rebound

Rex Grossman admittedly didn’t play his finest game last Sunday as Washington fell 34-19 to the New York Jets. But the Washington Redskins quarterback knows he must put that outing behind him.

By Mike Jones  |  09:00 AM ET, 12/08/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:01 AM ET, 12/08/2011

Mike Shanahan set to face friend, rival Bill Belichick

When the Redskins welcome the Patriots to FedEx Field on Sunday, Coach Mike Shanahan will face Bill Belichick, with whom he has a rather long history.

By Mike Jones  |  07:01 AM ET, 12/08/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Football Insider

Posted at 06:01 PM ET, 12/07/2011

Andre Carter happy in new surroundings

For the former Redskin, the 2011 NFL season has represented a renaissance. Released by the Redskins in March, Carter signed with the New England Patriots during the offseason and now ranks ninth in the league with nine sacks.

By Mike Jones  |  06:01 PM ET, 12/07/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:52 PM ET, 12/07/2011

Redskins injury report: Landry still sidelined with groin

Washington Redskins strong safety LaRon Landry remained sidelined by a groin injury as the team returned to practice Wednesday.

By Mike Jones  |  05:52 PM ET, 12/07/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:19 PM ET, 12/07/2011

Mike Shanahan addresses Trent Williams, Fred Davis suspensions

On Wednesday, Redskins coach called the suspensions of tight end Fred Davis and left tackle Trent Williams “disappointing.”

By Mike Jones  |  04:19 PM ET, 12/07/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:53 PM ET, 12/07/2011

Shanahan: “Whole team feels let down” by Trent Williams, Fred Davis

Speaking for the first time after tackle Trent Williams and tight end Fred Davis were suspended for recreational drug use, coach says the two playes will have to prove themselves.

By Mike Jones  |  02:53 PM ET, 12/07/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:54 PM ET, 12/07/2011

Chris Baker, Cole Pemberton eager for opportunities

After 13 weeks on the Redskins’ practice squad, nose tackle Chris Baker gets promoted to the 53-man roster.

By Mike Jones  |  01:54 PM ET, 12/07/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:01 PM ET, 12/07/2011

Mike Sellers ready to assume a larger role in offense

Used sparingly for much of this season, the veteran has seen more action the last two weeks with fullback Darrel Young sidelined. Now that Fred Davis is suspended for the rest of the season, Sellers says he’s ready to take on a larger role at tight end if needed.

By Mike Jones  |  01:01 PM ET, 12/07/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:40 PM ET, 12/07/2011

Redskins re-sign TE Dominique Byrd

Short on bodies at the tight end position, the Washington Redskins have re-signed Dominique Byrd nearly a month after they waived him.

By Mike Jones  |  12:40 PM ET, 12/07/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:37 AM ET, 12/07/2011

Trent Williams, Fred Davis apologize to team

Tight end Fred Davis and left tackle Trent Williams apologized to their teammates at the Redskins team meeting Wednesday morning, players say.

By Rick Maese  |  11:37 AM ET, 12/07/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:02 AM ET, 12/07/2011

Redskins areas to monitor in Week 14

It’s only Wednesday, and already the 4-8 Redskins have had an eventful week, losing Fred Davis and Trent Williams to season-ending suspensions, promoting nose tackle Chris Baker to the 53-man roster and signing tackle Cole Pemberton to the practice squad.

By Mike Jones  |  07:02 AM ET, 12/07/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:56 PM ET, 12/06/2011

Redskins promote NT Chris Baker to 53-man roster

The Washington Redskins have promoted nose tackle Chris Baker from the practice squad to the 53-man roster, a person with knowledge of the situation confirmed.

By Mike Jones  |  07:56 PM ET, 12/06/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:01 PM ET, 12/06/2011

Trent Williams, Fred Davis suspended by NFL

The four game suspensions for drug use begin immediately. Both will lose pay and cannot take part in any team activities until Jan. 2.

By Mike Jones and Mark Maske  |  05:01 PM ET, 12/06/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:38 PM ET, 12/06/2011

Ryan Kerrigan, defense ‘disappointed’ by lack of sacks

The Washington Redskins’ defense has ranked among the NFL’s leaders in sacks this season, but came away from the 34-19 loss to the New York Jets without a single one.

By Mike Jones  |  02:38 PM ET, 12/06/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:00 PM ET, 12/06/2011

Redskins sign tackle Cole Pemberton to practice squad

The Washington Redskins have signed offensive tackle Cole Pemberton to their practice squad, a person with knowledge of the situation confirmed Tuesday afternoon.

By Mike Jones  |  02:00 PM ET, 12/06/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:35 PM ET, 12/06/2011

Post Sports Live: Redskins suspensions, the Wizards and NHL realignment

The Post Sports Live crew discusses the pending suspensions to Redskins’ Fred Davis and Trent Williams, previews the upcoming season for the Wizards and talks NHL realignment.

By Washington Post editors  |  01:35 PM ET, 12/06/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

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

Redskins’ biggest 2011 moments

Vote for the Washington Redskins’ biggest moment of 2011 and add your own ideas.

By Washington Post editors  |  12:12 PM ET, 12/06/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

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

London Fletcher leads NFL in tackles with 124

After making 17 tackles Sunday against the New York Jets, Washington Redskins inside linebacker leads the NFL with 124 this season.

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

Posted at 09:00 AM ET, 12/06/2011

Turnover woes continue to plague Redskins

The Redskins fumbled twice and had one interception Sunday to extend their streak to 26 consecutive games with at least one turnover. That is the longest streak in the NFL and has to end for the Redskins to have a shot at success, coach Mike Shanahan said.

By Mike Jones  |  09:00 AM ET, 12/06/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 12/06/2011

More shuffling for Redskins offensive line

In keeping with a recurring theme of the season, the Washington Redskins will have to shuffle their offensive line yet again this week as they prepare to take on the New England Patriots.

By Mike Jones  |  07:00 AM ET, 12/06/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:25 PM ET, 12/05/2011

Mike Shanahan still mum on Fred Davis, Trent Williams suspensions

The Redskins coach says until he hears from the NFL, he will not discuss their situation.

By Mike Jones  |  05:25 PM ET, 12/05/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:35 PM ET, 12/05/2011

Quick hits: Mike Shanahan still waiting to hear about suspensions

Coach says he has not spoken to the NFL about reported impending suspensions of tight end Fred Davis and left tackle Trent Williams for recreational drug use.He declines to answer most questions about the issue.

By Mike Jones  |  03:35 PM ET, 12/05/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:35 PM ET, 12/05/2011

Roy Helu: ‘Complacency is one of my enemies’

Washington Redskins running back Roy Helu topped the 100-yard rushing mark for the second consecutive week, and became the first franchise’s first rookie to do so in 18 years. But Helu said he hasn’t started to think he has arrived.

By Mike Jones  |  02:35 PM ET, 12/05/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:43 PM ET, 12/05/2011

Sean Locklear, Willie Smith ready to fill in for Trent Williams if called upon

In anticipation of having to play without left tackle Trent Williams for the final four games of the season, Washington Redskins veteran backup Sean Locklear and rookie Willie Smith have begun preparing themselves.

By Mike Jones  |  01:43 PM ET, 12/05/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:07 PM ET, 12/05/2011

Logan Paulsen goes from third- to first-string TE

Starting the season third behind Chris Cooley and Fred Davis on the depth chart, Logan Paulsen didn’t envision himself as the Redskins’ top tight end.

By Rick Maese  |  01:07 PM ET, 12/05/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:39 PM ET, 12/05/2011

On Friday, Trent Williams spoke of maturity, leadership

Left tackle wasn’t seen at Redskins Park Monday morning, a day after it was learned that he will be suspended for the remainder of the season for failing multiple drug tests, at least two of them this season.

By Mike Jones  |  12:39 PM ET, 12/05/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:35 AM ET, 12/05/2011

Redskins-Jets: Five observations

Another loss and more woulda, coulda, shoulda.

By Mike Jones  |  11:35 AM ET, 12/05/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:00 AM ET, 12/05/2011

Aaron Maybin comes up with key sack

Jets linebacker Aaron Maybin was born in Baltimore, attended Mount Hebron High School in nearby Ellicott City and counts former Redskin LaVar Arrington as a key mentor. But he pounded Washington quarterback Rex Grossman, halting the Redskins’ late comeback Sunday.

By Rick Maese  |  09:00 AM ET, 12/05/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 12/05/2011

Redskins rookie Roy Helu rushes for 100 yards in back-to-back games

The Redskins running back reaches the 100-yard mark and scores a touchdown for the second consecutive week, carrying the ball 23 times against the New York Jets.

By Mike Jones  |  07:00 AM ET, 12/05/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:10 PM ET, 12/04/2011

Fans at Redskins-Jets game injured in FedEx escalator accident

Following the Redskins’ 34-19 loss to the New York Jets Sunday afternoon, several fans were injured in an escalator accident as they tried to exit FedEx Field.

By Rick Maese  |  07:10 PM ET, 12/04/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:00 PM ET, 12/04/2011

Redskins’ Kevin Barnes upset over penalty

The Redskins cornerback continued to fume over the unnecessary roughness penalty he received in Sunday’s 34-19 loss to the New York Jets.

By Mike Jones  |  07:00 PM ET, 12/04/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:47 PM ET, 12/04/2011

Tough loss spins on Graham Gano’s bad kickoff

In the Redskins’ 34-19 loss to the Jets, Graham Gano was a perfect 4-for-4 on field goal attempts. But it was one bad kickoff that marred the afternoon.

By Rick Maese  |  06:47 PM ET, 12/04/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:31 PM ET, 12/04/2011

Sav Rocca hopeful injury isn’t serious

The punter injured his left ankle midway through the second quarter, when Jets linebacker Garrett McIntyre ran into him.

By Mike Jones  |  06:31 PM ET, 12/04/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:45 PM ET, 12/04/2011

Redskins’ Trent Williams and Fred Davis to be suspended for the rest of the season

They will be out for four games, the remainder of the season, in a deal worked out between the NFL and the players union.

By Rick Maese and Mike Jones  |  03:45 PM ET, 12/04/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:43 PM ET, 12/04/2011

Final: Jets 34, Redskins 19

Jets explode for three fourth-quarter TDs in slightly more than three minutes to capture the victory.

By Gene Wang  |  01:43 PM ET, 12/04/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:13 PM ET, 12/04/2011

Redskins-Jets: open thread

The Jets are playing for survival in the playoff race. The Redskins hope to win their second in a row and take another step toward respectability.

By Washington Post Sports  |  01:13 PM ET, 12/04/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:35 PM ET, 12/04/2011

Redskins-Jets: Fast facts for Washington’s Week 13 matchup

The Washington Redskins look to put together a two-game win streak for the first time since the second week of the season when they host the New York Jets.

By Mike Jones  |  12:35 PM ET, 12/04/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:47 AM ET, 12/04/2011

Redskins-Jets: Darrel Young is out

Fullback passed baseline tests to return from his concussion and took some snaps Friday, but the team is keeping him out as a precaution.

By Mike Jones  |  11:47 AM ET, 12/04/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:35 AM ET, 12/04/2011

Gameday Q&A: Maurice Hurt

The Washington Redskins have had to revamp their offensive line several times this season because of injury. Maurice Hurt, whom the team drafted in the seventh round out of Florida, has been pressed into action.

By Mike Jones  |  11:35 AM ET, 12/04/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:15 AM ET, 12/03/2011

Redskins-Jets: Key matchups to watch

The Redskins welcome the New York Jets Sunday. They have faced New York nine times and hold an 8-1 advantage.

By Mike Jones  |  09:15 AM ET, 12/03/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:58 PM ET, 12/02/2011

Redskins injury report: Fletcher, Bowen, Young questionable

Redskins starting linebacker London Fletcher, defensive end Stephen Bowen, starting fullback Darrel Young and backup receiver Terrence Austin all are questionable for Sunday’s game against the Jets.

By Mike Jones  |  05:58 PM ET, 12/02/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:51 PM ET, 12/02/2011

Stephen Bowen, Roy Helu fined for hits in Sunday’s game

Two Redskins players have received fines for illegal hits in last Sunday’s game against the Seattle Seahawks, according to a person with knowledge of the situation.

By Mike Jones  |  04:51 PM ET, 12/02/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:33 PM ET, 12/02/2011

Redskins instituting new pre-game search methods

In accordance with a new NFL policy, the team will begin using hand-held metal detectors to search fans entering FedEx Field, starting Sunday against the new York Jets.

By Mike Jones  |  04:33 PM ET, 12/02/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:50 PM ET, 12/02/2011

LaRon Landry torn up about missing Sunday’s game

Lingering soreness from safety’s groin injury is too painful for him to face Jets.

By Mike Jones  |  03:50 PM ET, 12/02/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:23 PM ET, 12/02/2011

LaRon Landry out Sunday

Groin injury will keep strong safety from playing against the Jets. Coach Mike Shanahan says Landry has suffered because the NFL lockout kept him from rehabbing a previous injury with the team.

By Mike Jones  |  01:23 PM ET, 12/02/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:40 PM ET, 12/02/2011

Jets defensive player to watch: Darrelle Revis

Arguably the best cover corner in the league, the 5-foot-11, 198-pound Revis boasts great quickness and agility.

By Mike Jones  |  12:40 PM ET, 12/02/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:57 AM ET, 12/02/2011

Redskins-Jets: Five storylines to follow

The Washington Redskins take on the New York Jets Sunday and hope to pick up back-to-back victories for the second time this season.

By Mike Jones  |  11:57 AM ET, 12/02/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:00 AM ET, 12/02/2011

Jim Haslett feeling good about his front seven

The coordinator says of the defense, which has shown marked statistical improvement after an offseason overhaul, “it’s a pretty good group.”

By Mike Jones  |  09:00 AM ET, 12/02/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Football Insider

Posted at 07:04 AM ET, 12/02/2011

Kyle Shanahan relieved by Redskins’ offensive outburst

Finally this past Sunday, the Redskins managed to maintain the momentum they had started building the last few weeks and put together a winning result, much to the offensive coordinator’s relief.

By Mike Jones  |  07:04 AM ET, 12/02/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Football Insider

Posted at 04:30 PM ET, 12/01/2011

Young, Bowen, Landry miss practice again

LaRon Landry was among those who sat out practice at Redskins Park Thursday.

By Mike Jones  |  04:30 PM ET, 12/01/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:08 PM ET, 12/01/2011

Santana Moss working his way back into form

Santana Moss’s return to the lineup last weekend affected one group of Redskins: his fellow receivers, who had more room to work with.

By Mike Jones  |  04:08 PM ET, 12/01/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:01 PM ET, 12/01/2011

Quick Hits: Young, Landry and Bowen miss practice

Receiver Niles Paul (toe) practiced and has a chance to play Sunday.

By Mike Jones  |  03:01 PM ET, 12/01/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:31 PM ET, 12/01/2011

Ryan Kerrigan receives a half-sack, now leads team

Rookie Ryan Kerrigan has received a half-sack following the review of teh Redskins’ 23-17 win over Seattle.

By Mike Jones  |  02:31 PM ET, 12/01/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

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

LaRon Landry unsure of status for Sunday

Washington Redskins strong safety LaRon Landry says he doesn’t know if he’ll be able to recover from a groin injury in time to play Sunday against the New York Jets.

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

Posted at 11:58 AM ET, 12/01/2011

Jets offensive player to watch: QB Mark Sanchez

Boasting loads of talent and the arm-strength and mechanics needed to make all the throws, Mark Sanchez is having a career year.

By Mike Jones  |  11:58 AM ET, 12/01/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:00 AM ET, 12/01/2011

Fred Davis pleased with his improved blocking prowess

Fred Davis appeared on his way to having a monster game on Sunday, recording three catches for 53 yards and a touchdown on the Washington Redskins’ game-opening scoring drive against the Seattle Seahawks. But from that point on, the tight end had only one more catch for five yards.

By Mike Jones  |  09:00 AM ET, 12/01/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 12/01/2011

Roy Helu draws on faith, lessons from father to deal with pressure

Mike Shanahan brought his rookie running back along slowly before turning him loose in Week 12 because the Redskins coach said he didn’t want to heap too much pressure on the Nebraska product.

By Mike Jones  |  07:00 AM ET, 12/01/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Football Insider

Posted at 05:44 PM ET, 11/30/2011

LaRon Landry’s groin injury is worse than feared

Injury suffered during the Seattle game prevents strong safety from practicing Wednesday.

By Mike Jones  |  05:44 PM ET, 11/30/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:22 PM ET, 11/30/2011

Brandyn Thompson remains upbeat, ready

Despite numerous trips between the practice squad and the 53-man roster, the cornerback says he is getting opportunities to compete and improve his game.

By Mike Jones  |  03:22 PM ET, 11/30/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:56 PM ET, 11/30/2011

Perry Riley, Barry Cofield continue to improve

Both are growing more skilled as they play in the Redskins’ 3-4 defense, says Coach Mike Shanahan.

By Mike Jones  |  02:56 PM ET, 11/30/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:38 PM ET, 11/30/2011

NFL offenses must take risks to score points: throwing the deep ball

Most offenses are reluctant to throw the ball deep, fearing the potential risks outweigh the benefits. The opposite may be the case.

By Brian Burke  |  02:38 PM ET, 11/30/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:36 PM ET, 11/30/2011

Rex Grossman: ‘Not patting ourselves on the back’

Last Sunday at Seattle, Rex Grossman had 26 completions against the Seahawks, the second-highest total of his career.

By Rick Maese  |  01:36 PM ET, 11/30/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:12 PM ET, 11/30/2011

Evan Royster looking forward to more action

Running back can’t escape shop-talk when he goes home each day. He lives with a couple of high school buddies, who happen to be huge Redskins fans.

By Rick Maese  |  01:12 PM ET, 11/30/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:00 PM ET, 11/30/2011

DeAngelo Hall surprised by NFC Defensive Player of the Week award

Redskins cornerback said he did not expect NFC Defensive Player of the Week honors for his performance against the Seattle Seahawks Sunday.

By Mike Jones  |  01:00 PM ET, 11/30/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:34 PM ET, 11/30/2011

Stephen Bowen hopeful for Jets’ game

Despite a suffering a third-degree tear of his posterior cruciate ligament, defensive end says he’s optimistic he can play this Sunday.

By Rick Maese  |  12:34 PM ET, 11/30/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:29 AM ET, 11/30/2011

How does the Redskins offense look to you?

How does the Redskins’ offense look to you? Take our poll.

By Washington Post Sports  |  11:29 AM ET, 11/30/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:06 AM ET, 11/30/2011

DeAngelo Hall named NFC defensive player of the week

Cornerback is named NFC defensive player of the week for last week’s effort against the Seahawks, which included six pass break-ups and an interception.

By Mike Jones  |  11:06 AM ET, 11/30/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:31 AM ET, 11/30/2011

Brandyn Thompson back on Redskins’ roster

The Redskins cut cornerback D.J. Johnson and move Thompson from the practice squad to the 53-man roster

By Mike Jones  |  12:31 AM ET, 11/30/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

 

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