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The Insider: October, 2012

Posted at 04:11 PM ET, 10/31/2012

Meriweather a ‘long shot’ to play Sunday; Garcon out again

Coach Mike Shanahan said the injured starters don't appear ready to play.

By Mike Jones  |  04:11 PM ET, 10/31/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:43 PM ET, 10/31/2012

Robert Griffin III avoids comparisons to Cam Newton

Redskins QB says he'd rather be compared to someone who has won a Super Bowl.

By Mark Maske  |  03:43 PM ET, 10/31/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:58 PM ET, 10/31/2012

More talk of a ‘must-win’ game

London Fletcher says he agrees with Mike Shanahan's characterization.

By Mark Maske  |  02:58 PM ET, 10/31/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:43 PM ET, 10/31/2012

Sav Rocca says knee is sore, but doesn’t impact punts

Washington Redskins punter Sav Rocca believes that he continue to kick at a high level despite his knee injury.

By Mike Jones  |  02:43 PM ET, 10/31/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:23 PM ET, 10/31/2012

Lorenzo Alexander not sure if Hall ‘did anything to cross the line’

Linebacker provides some support for Hall's version of events during Sunday's altercation.

By Mark Maske  |  02:23 PM ET, 10/31/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  DeAngelo Hall, Washington Redskins

Posted at 02:03 PM ET, 10/31/2012

London Fletcher hopes he’ll be closer to 100 percent this week

Linebacker played Sunday after missing two practices last week with ailing hamstring, balance problems.

By Mark Maske  |  02:03 PM ET, 10/31/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  London Fletcher, Washington Redskins

Posted at 01:05 PM ET, 10/31/2012

Brandon Meriweather to test out knee with rigorous practice week

Redskins are trying to decide whether to play the safety Sunday or wait until after their bye week

By Mike Jones  |  01:05 PM ET, 10/31/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Brandon Meriweather, Redskins injuries, Washington Redskins

Posted at 09:00 AM ET, 10/31/2012

Five areas to monitor as the Redskins prepare for Carolina

Up next for the 3-5 Redskins are the 1-6 Carolina Panthers and Cam Newton.

By Mike Jones  |  09:00 AM ET, 10/31/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 10/31/2012

How crucial is Sunday’s game against the Panthers?

Looking at the road ahead in the second half, the Opening Kick asks readers how important it is to beat Carolina before the bye week.

By Keith McMillan  |  07:00 AM ET, 10/31/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:43 PM ET, 10/30/2012

DeAngelo Hall says official ‘was equally at fault’ during Sunday’s incident

DeAngelo Hall says official 'was equally at fault' in incident

By Mark Maske  |  06:43 PM ET, 10/30/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  DeAngelo Hall, Emmanuel Sanders, officials, Redskins vs. Steelers, Redskins-Steelers, refs

Posted at 03:14 PM ET, 10/30/2012

Redskins to wear 80th anniversary throwback uniforms Sunday

The matchup has been designated as the team's annual homecoming game.

By Mike Jones  |  03:14 PM ET, 10/30/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Redskins uniforms, Redskins-Panthers, Washington Redskins

Posted at 10:47 AM ET, 10/30/2012

Mike Shanahan: Redskins could be 5-3 if not for injuries on defense

For a second straight year, the Redskins are 3-5 at the halfway point of the season.

By Mike Jones  |  10:47 AM ET, 10/30/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Jim Haslett, Mike Shanahan, Redskins defense, Washington Redskins

Posted at 05:34 PM ET, 10/29/2012

NFL considering penalties against DeAngelo Hall for outburst Sunday

Coach Mike Shanahan defends some, but not all, of cornerback's actions.

By Mark Maske and Mike Jones  |  05:34 PM ET, 10/29/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  DeAngelo Hall, Washington Redskins

Posted at 05:08 PM ET, 10/29/2012

Mike Shanahan felt ‘dumb’ after reviewing RGIII trick play

Coach regrets exposing franchise QB to injury risk.

By Mike Jones  |  05:08 PM ET, 10/29/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Mike Shanahan, Redskins-Steelers, Robert Griffin III, Washington Redskins

Posted at 04:06 PM ET, 10/29/2012

Quick hits: Mike Shanahan met with DeAngelo Hall after outburst

Redskins coach believes Steelers' receiver Emmanuel Sanders should have been flagged as well

By Mike Jones  |  04:06 PM ET, 10/29/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Mike Shanahan, Washington Redskins

Posted at 11:52 AM ET, 10/29/2012

Five observations from the Redskins’ loss to the Steelers

The Redskins fell to 3-5 on the year after their worst loss of the season.

By Mike Jones  |  11:52 AM ET, 10/29/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Five observations, Redskins-Steelers, Washington Redskins

Posted at 09:01 AM ET, 10/29/2012

Williams: Carolina game a ‘must win’

Trent Williams says the 3-5 Redskins can't afford to lose their final game before the bye.

By Mike Jones  |  09:01 AM ET, 10/29/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:10 AM ET, 10/29/2012

How do you feel about DeAngelo Hall?

DeAngelo Hall's late-game antics might have symbolized every Redskin's frustration with Sunday's game. But did it affect how you feel about the player?

By Keith McMillan  |  08:10 AM ET, 10/29/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  DeAngelo Hall, Defensive backfield, defensive backs, discipline, meltdown, officials, Opening kick, Pittsburgh Steelers, Redskins secondary, Redskins vs. Steelers, Redskins-Steelers, refs

Posted at 08:06 PM ET, 10/28/2012

Chris Cooley held without a catch in first game back with Redskins

Tight end was targeted only once

By Mark Maske  |  08:06 PM ET, 10/28/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Chris Cooley, Washington Redskins

Posted at 07:39 PM ET, 10/28/2012

London Fletcher plays, as always

Linebacker extends consecutive-games streak to 232.

By Mark Maske  |  07:39 PM ET, 10/28/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  London Fletcher

Posted at 07:31 PM ET, 10/28/2012

DeAngelo Hall ejected, mum on incident

Cornerback DeAngelo Hall was ejected from the game with just under four minutes remaining for berating an official with an obscenity-laced tirade.

By Mike Jones  |  07:31 PM ET, 10/28/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  DeAngelo Hall

Posted at 12:00 PM ET, 10/28/2012

Week 8: Redskins at Steelers

Join the discussion for our Week 8 live blog as we break down the Washington Redskins' game today against the Pittsburgh Steelers at Heinz Field.

By Gene Wang  |  12:00 PM ET, 10/28/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:58 AM ET, 10/28/2012

London Fletcher to start, would extend streak

Linebacker, who has played in 231 straight games, was plagued by hamstring and balance issues this week.

By Mike Jones  |  11:58 AM ET, 10/28/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  London Fletcher, Redskins inactives

Posted at 11:31 AM ET, 10/28/2012

Redskins-Steelers game day notes

The Washington Redskins and Pittsburgh Steelers face off at 1 p.m. today and Heinz Field.

By Mike Jones  |  11:31 AM ET, 10/28/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Game day notes, Redskins-Steelers

Posted at 12:01 AM ET, 10/28/2012

London Fletcher expected to play Sunday, barring last-minute setback

The linebacker, who missed two practices because of a hamstring injury and problems with balance, would extend his consecutive-games streak to 232.

By Mark Maske  |  12:01 AM ET, 10/28/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  London Fletcher, Redskins injuries

Posted at 12:05 PM ET, 10/27/2012

Chris Cooley eager for first comeback game

Chris Cooley on Sunday will play in his first regular season game since Oct. 16, 2011.

By Mike Jones  |  12:05 PM ET, 10/27/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Chris Cooley

Posted at 09:00 AM ET, 10/27/2012

Five storylines to follow as the Redskins face the Steelers

The Redskins on Sunday take on the Steelers at Heinz Field while hoping to improve to 4-4 on the season.

By Mike Jones  |  09:00 AM ET, 10/27/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:44 PM ET, 10/26/2012

Tyler Polumbus fined for leg whip

Washington Redskins right tackle Tyler Polumbus was fined for an unnecessary roughness call that he received in Sundays loss to the New York Giants.

By Mike Jones  |  04:44 PM ET, 10/26/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Tyler Polumbus

Posted at 04:26 PM ET, 10/26/2012

Alfred Morris voted rookie of the week

Washington Redskins running back Alfred Morris has been voted Pepsi Max NFL Rookie of the Week following a week-long fan vote on NFL.com.

By Mike Jones  |  04:26 PM ET, 10/26/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Alfred Morris

Posted at 01:40 PM ET, 10/26/2012

London Fletcher, officially questionable, says, Still another 48 hours [UPDATED]

Strained hamstring threatens Redskins linebacker's streak of 231 consecutive games played.

By Mike Jones  |  01:40 PM ET, 10/26/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:59 AM ET, 10/26/2012

Logan Paulsen to start at tight end for Redskins vs. Steelers

Third-year pro Logan Paulsen will start at tight end for the team Sunday against the Pittsburgh Steelers despite the re-signing of Chris Cooley earlier this week.

By Mike Jones  |  10:59 AM ET, 10/26/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:31 AM ET, 10/26/2012

Santana Moss effective despite reduced role

Wide receiver Santana Moss has remained a threat for the Redskins despite having his playing time slashed in his 12th NFL season.

By Mike Jones  |  09:31 AM ET, 10/26/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Receivers, Santana Moss

Posted at 05:48 PM ET, 10/25/2012

Steelers defensive player to watch: OLB James Harrison

The 6-foot, 242-pound Harrison is known as one of the fiercest hitters in the league.

By Mike Jones  |  05:48 PM ET, 10/25/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  James Harrison, Redskins-Steelers

Posted at 04:08 PM ET, 10/25/2012

London Fletcher undergoing lengthy testing for balance problem

it's unclear whether linebacker's streak of 231 consecutive games played will end Sunday.

By Mark Maske  |  04:08 PM ET, 10/25/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:31 PM ET, 10/25/2012

Redskins preparing to play without London Fletcher, if needed

Veteran linebacker has played in 231 consecutive games but his status this week is unclear because of ailing hamstring, balance issues.

By Mark Maske and Kent Babb  |  02:31 PM ET, 10/25/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Injuries, London Fletcher

Posted at 12:30 PM ET, 10/25/2012

Pierre Garcon has a tear in his foot

Injury is described as in the ligament and the plantar plate

By Mark Maske  |  12:30 PM ET, 10/25/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Pierre Garcon, Redskins injuries, Washington Redskins

Posted at 11:12 AM ET, 10/25/2012

Steelers offensive player to watch: QB Ben Roethlisberger

Roethlisberger, now in ninth season is on pace to throw for 4, 706 yards and 29 touchdowns -- both career highs.

By Mike Jones  |  11:12 AM ET, 10/25/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Ben Roethlisberger, Redskins-Steelers, Steelers

Posted at 09:00 AM ET, 10/25/2012

Forbath off to good start as Redskins’ kicker

He has made all four of his field goal attempts in two games since being chosen to replace Billy Cundiff.

By Mark Maske  |  09:00 AM ET, 10/25/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 10/25/2012

If you could pilfer one NFL player for the Redskins this Sunday, who would it be?

If you could take one NFL player and add him to the Redskins for this Sunday's game, who would it be?

By Keith McMillan  |  07:00 AM ET, 10/25/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  London Fletcher, Opening kick, Pierre Garcon, Redskins secondary, Redskins-Steelers

Posted at 05:23 PM ET, 10/24/2012

Nick Sundberg eager to show Redskins he’s ready to return from IR soon

Long snapper must sit out at least two more games under NFL's new designated-for-return rule.

By Mark Maske  |  05:23 PM ET, 10/24/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Nick Sundberg, Washington Redskins

Posted at 04:13 PM ET, 10/24/2012

London Fletcher misses practice, suffering from hamstring and balance problems

Star linebacker has streak of 231 straight games played

By Mark Maske  |  04:13 PM ET, 10/24/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  London Fletcher, Redskins injuries, Washington Redskins

Posted at 03:36 PM ET, 10/24/2012

Robert Griffin III appreciates having a new target in Chris Cooley

Loss of Davis, Garcon doesn't faze rookie QB

By Mark Maske  |  03:36 PM ET, 10/24/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Redskins offense, Robert Griffin III, Washington Redskins

Posted at 02:45 PM ET, 10/24/2012

Keiland Williams had a feeling he’d be back with the Redskins

Re-signed running back could challenge for playing time on third downs.

By Mike Jones  |  02:45 PM ET, 10/24/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  keiland williams, Redskins offense, Washington Redskins

Posted at 01:27 PM ET, 10/24/2012

Chris Cooley is not yet sure of his role for Steelers game Sunday

Tight end gets his old locker back at Redskins Park, thanks to rookie quarterback Kirk Cousins, and says he's excited about his first practice since being re-signed.

By Mark Maske  |  01:27 PM ET, 10/24/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Chris Cooley, Washington Redskins

Posted at 11:03 AM ET, 10/24/2012

Robert Griffin III should pass and scramble but cut back on designed runs

Spontaneous scrambles are more valuable to the team than designed runs, and they carry less risk of injury.

By Brian Burke  |  11:03 AM ET, 10/24/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Insider Squared, Redskins offense, Robert Griffin III, Washington Redskins

Posted at 09:00 AM ET, 10/24/2012

Redskins vs. Steelers: Five areas to monitor ahead of Sunday’s game

The Washington Redskins hit the practice fields today and begin preparation for Sunday’s meeting with the Pittsburgh Steelers at Heinz Field.

By Mike Jones  |  09:00 AM ET, 10/24/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:51 AM ET, 10/24/2012

Where do the Steelers rank on your dislike meter?

The Steelers and Redskins don't have much of an on-field rivalry, but their fans intermingle. So is there bad blood there or not?

By Keith McMillan  |  07:51 AM ET, 10/24/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  fans, FedEx Field, NFC East, Opening kick, Redskins vs. Steelers, Redskins-Steelers, rivalries

Posted at 03:00 PM ET, 10/23/2012

Brandon Banks passed over on option plays

The Washington Redskins on Sunday went away from receiver Brandon Banks despite continuing to utilize the triple option schemes that the third-year pro usually had been a part of.

By Mike Jones  |  03:00 PM ET, 10/23/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:47 PM ET, 10/23/2012

Redskins bring back RB Keiland Williams, cut Ryan Grant

Williams could challenge Evan Royster for third-down duties.

By Mike Jones  |  12:47 PM ET, 10/23/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  keiland williams, Redskins roster moves, Redskins running backs

Posted at 11:00 AM ET, 10/23/2012

Alfred Morris nominated for NFL rookie of the week

Washington Redskins running back Alfred Morris has been nominated for Pepsi Max NFL rookie of the week following another strong performance on Sunday.

By Mike Jones  |  11:00 AM ET, 10/23/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:53 AM ET, 10/23/2012

Fred Davis having surgery in Charlotte today

Redskins tight end Fred Davis will have surgery in Charlotte to repair his ruptured left Achilles’ tendon, Coach Mike Shanahan said.

By Mike Jones  |  08:53 AM ET, 10/23/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Fred Davis

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 10/23/2012

Perk up, and think positive Redskins thoughts

Despite their most recent loss and the pile of injuries, there is still plenty to smile about this Redskins season.

By Keith McMillan  |  07:00 AM ET, 10/23/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:01 PM ET, 10/22/2012

Mike Shanahan: Pierre Garcon’s status remains unchanged

WR probably will be out another four weeks.

By Mike Jones  |  07:01 PM ET, 10/22/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Pierre Garcon, Washington Redskins

Posted at 04:12 PM ET, 10/22/2012

London Fletcher nursing hamstring strain, status unclear until Wednesday

Nick Sundberg is cleared to practice Wednesday.

By Mike Jones  |  04:12 PM ET, 10/22/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Redskins injuries, Redskins injurues, Washington Redskins

Posted at 03:32 PM ET, 10/22/2012

Chris Cooley believes he can step in and contribute quickly

Re-signed tight end ready to help pass offense that has lost its top two playmakers

By Mike Jones  |  03:32 PM ET, 10/22/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Chris Cooley, Washington Redskins

Posted at 12:08 PM ET, 10/22/2012

Five observations from the Redskins’ loss to the Giants

Who will make plays for the Redskins' offense with Pierre Garcon and Fred Davis out?

By Mike Jones  |  12:08 PM ET, 10/22/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Five observations, Redskins-Giants, Washington Redskins

Posted at 11:41 AM ET, 10/22/2012

Chris Cooley passes physical, officially back with Redskins

Team's leader in catches by a tight end returns two months after he was released.

By Mike Jones  |  11:41 AM ET, 10/22/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Chris Cooley, Washington Redskins

Posted at 11:40 AM ET, 10/22/2012

Boswell: Redskins should admit they blew it on Victor Cruz touchdown

BOSWELL | The Giants didn't make a "great play" on Eli Manning's bomb to Victor Cruz. The Redskins made a terrible play.

By Washington Post Sports  |  11:40 AM ET, 10/22/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Giants vs. Redskins

Posted at 09:01 AM ET, 10/22/2012

Trent Williams: Fred Davis’ injury ‘heartbreaking’

Washington Redskins left tackle Trent Williams saw teammate and close friend Fred Davis hopping on one foot as he tried to make his way out of the end zone and new right away that the tight end had suffered a serious injury.

By Mike Jones  |  09:01 AM ET, 10/22/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 10/22/2012

On coverage in the clutch and Chris Cooley

Why wasn't Madieu Williams playing the deep ball on that late pass to Victor Cruz? And what can we expect from Chris Cooley?

By Keith McMillan  |  07:00 AM ET, 10/22/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:21 PM ET, 10/21/2012

Chris Cooley agrees to rejoin Redskins in wake of Fred Davis injury

The veteran tight end and the Redskins' career leader in catches at the position has agreed to rejoin the team after Fred Davis suffered a season-ending injury to his Achilles' tendon.

By Mark Maske  |  10:21 PM ET, 10/21/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Chris Cooley, Fred Davis, Redskins injuries

Posted at 07:51 PM ET, 10/21/2012

Ailing hamstring sidelines London Fletcher with game on the line

Too soon to know about next week, veteran linebacker says.

By Mark Maske  |  07:51 PM ET, 10/21/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  London Fletcher, Washington Redskins

Posted at 07:38 PM ET, 10/21/2012

Giants sing Robert Griffin III’s praises

"That guy is flat-out unbelievable," says lineman Osi Umenyiora

By Mike Jones  |  07:38 PM ET, 10/21/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Redskins-Giants, Robert Griffin III

Posted at 03:07 PM ET, 10/21/2012

Redskins’ Davis is believed to have torn Achilles’ tendon, done for season

The Redskins have Niles Paul and Logan Paulsen at the position and could re-sign Chris Cooley.

By Mark Maske  |  03:07 PM ET, 10/21/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Redskins injuries, Redskins-Giants, Washington Redskins

Posted at 01:59 PM ET, 10/21/2012

Fred Davis out of game with injured left Achilles’ tendon

Tight end hurt during first quarter of Redskins' game against the Giants.

By Mark Maske  |  01:59 PM ET, 10/21/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Redskins injuries, Redskins-Giants, Washington Redskins

Posted at 12:00 PM ET, 10/21/2012

Week 7: Redskins at Giants

Join the Week 7 Redskins live blog to discuss today's division game against the New York Giants at MetLife Stadium.

By Gene Wang  |  12:00 PM ET, 10/21/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:19 PM ET, 10/20/2012

Brandon Banks still waiting for breakout in returns game

Through six games, the Redskins' punt returner has largely been held in check, averaging just 5.4 yards.

By Mike Jones  |  09:19 PM ET, 10/20/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Brandon Banks

Posted at 04:57 PM ET, 10/20/2012

Redskins make no move at punter

The lack of a roster move appears to signal the team believes Sav Rocca is okay to punt Sunday against the Giants.

By Mark Maske  |  04:57 PM ET, 10/20/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Redskins-Giants, Sav Rocca

Posted at 04:45 PM ET, 10/19/2012

Redskins fined $20,000 for Robert Griffin III concussion announcement

Team said star QB was "shaken up," not concussed.

By Mark Maske  |  04:45 PM ET, 10/19/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:29 PM ET, 10/19/2012

Redskins plan to pick punter Saturday

Team will test Sav Rocca's knee injury with Daniel Sepulveda, Chas Henry among possible replacements.

By Mark Maske  |  04:29 PM ET, 10/19/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  injury updates, Redskins-Giants

Posted at 04:24 PM ET, 10/19/2012

Griffin named NFL rookie of week

Redskins quarterback wins award for third time this season.

By Mark Maske  |  04:24 PM ET, 10/19/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:12 PM ET, 10/19/2012

Pierre Garcon unlikely to play Sunday vs. Giants

Top WR will be listed as doubtful and would play only if another receiver is hurt.

By Mark Maske  |  02:12 PM ET, 10/19/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Redskins injuries, Redskins-Giants, Washington Redskins

Posted at 10:57 AM ET, 10/19/2012

Five story lines to follow as the Redskins prepare to face the Giants

The Washington Redskins finish their game planning for a tough contest against the Giants.

By Mike Jones  |  10:57 AM ET, 10/19/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Five storylines, Redskins-Giants, Washington Redskins

Posted at 09:00 AM ET, 10/19/2012

Redskins fans, do you fear the Giants?

The Redskins have beaten the Giants twice in a row, but New York is coming off a convincing win in San Francisco. Are the Giants a team to fear?

By Keith McMillan  |  09:00 AM ET, 10/19/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 10/19/2012

Stats show Robert Griffin III at his best under the most intense pressures

Opposing defenses have given Robert Griffin III all kinds of different looks, but he has remained effective, particularly under pressure.

By Mike Jones  |  07:00 AM ET, 10/19/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:51 PM ET, 10/18/2012

Redskins working on backup punter plan

Injury to Sav Rocca prompts team to work out former Eagles punter Chas Henry

By  |  06:51 PM ET, 10/18/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  redskins punter, Redskins special teams, Redskins-Giants

Posted at 04:00 PM ET, 10/18/2012

Pierre Garcon still sidelined by toe injury

Receiver is a 'long shot' to play Sunday, Shanahan says

By Mike Jones  |  04:00 PM ET, 10/18/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:38 PM ET, 10/18/2012

Lorenzo Alexander welcomes expanded role on defense

Redskins' special teams captain acknowledges that more snaps on defense mean his punt and kickoff responsibilities must be curtailed.

By Mark Maske  |  03:38 PM ET, 10/18/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Lorenzo Alexander, Redskins defense

Posted at 02:16 PM ET, 10/18/2012

Jim Haslett dislikes ‘bend but don’t break’ description of defense

The Redskins allowed the Vikings 421 yards but was tough in the red zone

By Mike Jones  |  02:16 PM ET, 10/18/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Jim Haslett, Redskins defense, Washington Redskins

Posted at 11:33 AM ET, 10/18/2012

Home-field advantage is real, but it’s not because of the 12th man

Environmental familiarity is more important than a cheering crowd for the home team

By Brian Burke  |  11:33 AM ET, 10/18/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  home field advantage, Washington Redskins

Posted at 09:30 AM ET, 10/18/2012

Redskins’ ‘East Coast offense’ remains a work in progress

Through six weeks of the NFL season, the Washington Redskins have put on display an offensive attack that has encompassed just about every end of the spectrum.

By Mike Jones  |  09:30 AM ET, 10/18/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:30 AM ET, 10/18/2012

Giants defensive player to watch: DE Jason Pierre-Paul

Giants DE Jason Pierre-Paul's blend of speed, athleticism and size will make him tough to keep out of the Redskins' backfield Sunday.

By Steve Yanda  |  08:30 AM ET, 10/18/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 10/18/2012

Can the Redskins win the NFC East?

Knowing what we know now, how likely is it that the Redskins win the NFC East?

By Keith McMillan  |  07:00 AM ET, 10/18/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:46 PM ET, 10/17/2012

Pierre Garcon frustrated, but intends to wait patiently for foot to heal

Washington Redskins wide receiver Pierre Garcon described his ongoing foot injury as frustrating.

By Mike Jones  |  04:46 PM ET, 10/17/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Pierre Garcon, Redskins wide receivers, Wide Receivers

Posted at 04:08 PM ET, 10/17/2012

Quick hits: Garcon, Jones held out of practice

Redskins coach Mike Shanahan said that receiver Pierre Garcon sat out practice with his lingering foot injury. Cornerback David Jones (Achilles' tendon) and safety Brandon Meriweather (knee) also sat out practice.

By Mike Jones  |  04:08 PM ET, 10/17/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Quick hits

Posted at 04:01 PM ET, 10/17/2012

Giants offensive player to watch: Eli Manning

Ranked third in the NFL in passing yardage, Eli Manning is coming off of his second Super Bowl win and leads a New York Giants squad that averages 414.7 yards and 29.7 points a game.

By Mike Jones  |  04:01 PM ET, 10/17/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  game matchups, Redskins-Giants

Posted at 02:30 PM ET, 10/17/2012

Brian Orakpo back at team facility, trying to move forward from pectoral injury

Brian Orakpo is out for the season after tearing his left pectoral muscle in Week 2. Now that he's come to grips with his situation, he's ready to focus on preparing for next year.

By Steve Yanda  |  02:30 PM ET, 10/17/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Brian Orakpo, Redskins

Posted at 02:24 PM ET, 10/17/2012

Cedric Griffin hopeful he’ll play against the Giants

Cedric Griffin has missed the past three games with a hamstring injury, but said Wednesday he expects to participate fully in practice this week. He is hopeful he'll play Sunday against the Giants.

By Steve Yanda  |  02:24 PM ET, 10/17/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Cedric Griffin, Mike Shanahan, Redskins

Posted at 01:26 PM ET, 10/17/2012

Nick Sundberg hoping for clearance to practice next week

Washington Redskins long-snapper Nick Sundberg had the cast removed from the left arm that he broke in Week 2 of the season, and hopes that after being evaluated Monday that he can begin practicing and preparing for a comeback.

By Mike Jones  |  01:26 PM ET, 10/17/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Nick Sundberg

Posted at 11:03 AM ET, 10/17/2012

Five areas to monitor as the Redskins prepare for the Giants

Week 6 is in the books, and now the Washington Redskins turn their attention to their meeting with the New York Giants Sunday afternoon at MetLife Stadium.

By Mike Jones  |  11:03 AM ET, 10/17/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:01 AM ET, 10/17/2012

Mike Shanahan trying kickoff deferral strategy

The new approach of choosing to receive the second half kickoff breaks with Coach Mike Shanahan's longstanding tradition.

By Mike Jones  |  09:01 AM ET, 10/17/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:51 AM ET, 10/17/2012

Biggest disappointment and most pleasant surprise so far?

What has been the biggest disappointment and most pleasant surprise so far?

By Keith McMillan  |  07:51 AM ET, 10/17/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Brandon Meriweather, Brian Orakpo, Evan Royster, Injuries, Offensive line, Opening kick, Pierre Garcon, Rob Jackson, Roy Helu, Tanard Jackson, Tyler Polumbus

Posted at 05:36 PM ET, 10/16/2012

Redskins fared better on third down against Vikings

Offense converted half of its 12 third-down chances in win after being successful only 23 percent of the time prior to that.

By Mark Maske  |  05:36 PM ET, 10/16/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Redskins offense, Redskins offense third downs

Posted at 02:45 PM ET, 10/16/2012

NFL creates three-day negotiating window before free agency

NFL attempts to level the playing field in the competition for free agents.

By Mark Maske  |  02:45 PM ET, 10/16/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  NFL free agency, Washington Redskins

Posted at 01:15 PM ET, 10/16/2012

Converting to Redskins’ fandom, for the boys

An uncle takes over raising the next generation of Redskins rooters.

By Jeff Maurer  |  01:15 PM ET, 10/16/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Redskins fan, Washington Redskins; NFL head injuries

Posted at 12:47 PM ET, 10/16/2012

Robert Griffin III up for Rookie of the Week again

QB has won twice this season so far.

By Mike Jones  |  12:47 PM ET, 10/16/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Robert Griffin III, Washington Redskins

Posted at 11:56 AM ET, 10/16/2012

Mike Shanahan: Late NFC East start date could have benefits

Redskins play their first NFC East game Sunday, their latest start of division play since 1970.

By Mike Jones  |  11:56 AM ET, 10/16/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Mike Shanahan, NFC East, Redskins-Giants, Washington Redskins

Posted at 09:00 AM ET, 10/16/2012

Redskins extend streaks in rushing offense, run defense

In their win over Minnesota, the Redskins continued their trend of excelling in the run game while also maintaining their effectiveness against opposing rushing attacks.

By Mike Jones  |  09:00 AM ET, 10/16/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:16 PM ET, 10/15/2012

Pierre Garcon suffering from inflammation in capsule under second toe

Washington Redskins coach Mike Shanahan said he expects wide receiver Pierre Garcon to miss more time.

By Mike Jones  |  04:16 PM ET, 10/15/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Pierre Garcon, Redskins injuries, Washington Redskins

Posted at 03:41 PM ET, 10/15/2012

Redskins defense’s goal line stands were the difference in Sunday’s game, Shanahan says

Coaches want LB Lorenzo Alexander more involved in the defense.

By Lenny Bernstein  |  03:41 PM ET, 10/15/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Mike Shanahan, Pierre Garcon, Redskins-Vikings, Washington Redskins

Posted at 03:08 PM ET, 10/15/2012

Redskins say last season’s wins over Giants do them no good now

Team is preparing for first NFC East contest

By Mark Maske  |  03:08 PM ET, 10/15/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Redskins-Giants

Posted at 02:24 PM ET, 10/15/2012

DeAngelo Hall denies slapping Adrian Peterson

Redskins cornerback says he has 'no idea' what Vikings running back is talking about.

By Mark Maske  |  02:24 PM ET, 10/15/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  DeAngelo Hall, Washington Redskins

Posted at 02:04 PM ET, 10/15/2012

Robert Griffin III hits more milestones in Redskins’ win Sunday

In just six games, he has broken the team's single season rushing record for a QB.

By Mike Jones  |  02:04 PM ET, 10/15/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Robert Griffin III, Washington Redskins

Posted at 11:29 AM ET, 10/15/2012

Five observations from the Redskins’ victory over the Vikings

The Washington Redskins get a day to savor their dramatic victory.

By Mike Jones  |  11:29 AM ET, 10/15/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Five observations, Redskins-Vikings

Posted at 09:00 AM ET, 10/15/2012

Robert Griffin III says roughing-the-passer penalty ‘wasn’t like a basketball flop’

Call sustained Redskins drive

By Mark Maske  |  09:00 AM ET, 10/15/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 10/15/2012

So was that Griffin’s best highlight so far or what?

In a short time, Robert Griffin III has won the hearts of Redskins fans. Was Sunday's 76-yard run the best moment yet?

By Keith McMillan  |  07:00 AM ET, 10/15/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Opening kick, Redskins vs. Vikings, Redskins-Vikings, RGIII, Robert Griffin III, Vikings vs. Redskins

Posted at 11:01 PM ET, 10/14/2012

Lorenzo Alexander shines as Redskins record season-high four sacks

Redskins defensive coordinator Jim Haslett's latest experiment in trying to find a replacement for pass-rusher Brian Orakpo seems to have done the trick.

By Mike Jones  |  11:01 PM ET, 10/14/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Lorenzo Alexander

Posted at 10:35 PM ET, 10/14/2012

Trent Williams fares well against Jared Allen

Redskins Coach Mike Shanahan says he was "very impressed" with his left tackle's play against the Vikings defensive end.

By Mark Maske  |  10:35 PM ET, 10/14/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Trent Williams

Posted at 10:20 PM ET, 10/14/2012

Kai Forbath makes 50-yarder in Redskins debut

The new place kicker had quite the debut for the Redskins, who signed him last Tuesday to replace a struggling Billy Cundiff.

By Mike Jones  |  10:20 PM ET, 10/14/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Kai Forbath, Redskins kickers

Posted at 03:24 PM ET, 10/14/2012

Redskins likely to be fined for injury announcement on Robert Griffin III

NFL still reviewing last week's announcement that he was "shaken up".

By Mark Maske  |  03:24 PM ET, 10/14/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Robert Griffin III concussion

Posted at 03:12 PM ET, 10/14/2012

Robert Griffin III to start as expected, Pierre Garcon out with foot injury

But top wide receiver Pierre Garcon will not play

By Mike Jones  |  03:12 PM ET, 10/14/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Redskins inactives, Redskins-Vikings

Posted at 03:00 PM ET, 10/14/2012

Week 6: Redskins (2-3) vs. Vikings (4-1)

Join the discussion during our Week 6 Redskins live blog as we break down their game against the Minnesota Vikings.

By Gene Wang  |  03:00 PM ET, 10/14/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:22 AM ET, 10/14/2012

Redskins-Vikings game day notes

The Washington Redskins host the Minnesota Vikings this afternoon, aiming to improve to 3-3 on the season and snap an eight-game home losing streak.

By Mike Jones  |  11:22 AM ET, 10/14/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Game day notes, Redskins-Vikings

Posted at 02:55 PM ET, 10/13/2012

Trent Williams looking forward to challenge of slowing Jared Allen

A week after going toe-to-toe with the NFL’s active sacks leader in Atlanta’s John Abraham, Washington Redskins left tackle Trent Williams braces for another tough task in Minnesota’s Jared Allen.

By Mike Jones  |  02:55 PM ET, 10/13/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Redskins-Vikings, Trent Williams

Posted at 01:46 PM ET, 10/12/2012

Robert Griffin III expected to play Sunday against Vikings

Quarterback suffered a concussion in the third quarter of last week’s game against the Atlanta Falcons.

By Mike Jones  |  01:46 PM ET, 10/12/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Injury report, Redskins injuries, RGIII

Posted at 12:51 PM ET, 10/12/2012

Redskins-Vikings: Five story lines to follow

The Redskins on Sunday host the 4-1 Minnesota Vikings and will try again to earn their first win at FedEx Field since Week 2 of the 2011 season.

By Mike Jones  |  12:51 PM ET, 10/12/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Five storylines, Kai Forbath, Kyle Shanahan, Redskins play calling, Redskins-Vikings, Robert Griffin III concussion

Posted at 10:00 AM ET, 10/12/2012

Kyle Shanahan: Pierre Garcon still battling foot injury

Washington Redskins wide receiver Pierre Garcon has yet to recapture the big-play form that he displayed at New Orleans.

By Mike Jones  |  10:00 AM ET, 10/12/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:15 AM ET, 10/12/2012

One last look at the Vikings, and your Friday foresight

Ivan Carter watches both the Redskins and Vikings -- on purpose -- and gives us a little insight on Minnesota.

By Keith McMillan  |  08:15 AM ET, 10/12/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Christian Ponder, Minnesota, Redskins vs. Vikings, RGIII, Robert Griffin III, Vikings, Week 5

Posted at 04:25 PM ET, 10/11/2012

Adrian Peterson returns to FedEx Field 10 months after tearing ACL here

RB has nearly to full strength, long before expected.

By Mike Jones  |  04:25 PM ET, 10/11/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Adrian Peterson, Redskins-Vikings

Posted at 03:51 PM ET, 10/11/2012

Robert Griffin III practices without difficulties

QB and coaches expect him to play Sunday, but he has not been cleared by doctors yet.

By Mike Jones  |  03:51 PM ET, 10/11/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Robert Griffin III, Washington Redskins

Posted at 03:06 PM ET, 10/11/2012

Jim Haslett continues experimenting as defense tries to overcome injuries

Defensive coordinator searches for answers to problems the Redskins didn't expect.

By Mike Jones  |  03:06 PM ET, 10/11/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Defense, Jim Haslett, Washington Redskins

Posted at 02:16 PM ET, 10/11/2012

Vikings defensive player to watch: DE Jared Allen

Minnesota's top pass rusher is off to a slow start by his standards.

By Mark Maske  |  02:16 PM ET, 10/11/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Redskins-Vikings, Washington Redskins

Posted at 11:32 AM ET, 10/11/2012

Santana Moss will wait until career ends to savor joining 500-catch club

Milestone was lost in the furor over Robert Griffin III's concussion

By Mike Jones  |  11:32 AM ET, 10/11/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Santana Moss, Washington Redskins

Posted at 10:16 AM ET, 10/11/2012

Who should play QB Sunday if Robert Griffin III can’t?

Is Kirk Cousins ready to start?

By Keith McMillan  |  10:16 AM ET, 10/11/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Robert Griffin III, Washington Redskins

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 10/11/2012

Vikings offensive player to watch: WR Percy Harvin

He leads the Vikings with 407 receiving yards.

By Mike Jones  |  07:00 AM ET, 10/11/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:16 PM ET, 10/10/2012

Redskins preparing for possibility that Griffin will not play Sunday

Shanahan says the Redskins must prepare both for the possibility that Griffin will play Sunday against the Vikings at FedEx Field, and for the possibility that he won't.

By Mark Maske  |  04:16 PM ET, 10/10/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Cedric Griffin, Redskins injuries, RGIII, Robert Griffin III

Posted at 03:38 PM ET, 10/10/2012

Robert Griffin III says he has no doubts he can play Sunday

But QB awaits final decision from doctors.

By Mark Maske  |  03:38 PM ET, 10/10/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Robert Griffin III, Washington Redskins

Posted at 03:05 PM ET, 10/10/2012

Kirk Cousins says he’ll be ready Sunday if needed

QB, team still unsure whether Robert Griffin III will be able to play

By Mark Maske  |  03:05 PM ET, 10/10/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Kirk Cousins, Robert Griffin III, Robert Griffin III concussion, Washington Redskins

Posted at 01:32 PM ET, 10/10/2012

Robert Griffin III participates in Redskins’ practice

Rookie QB is on the field at Redskins Park as the team stretches and goes through individual drills with media watching.

By Mark Maske  |  01:32 PM ET, 10/10/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Robert Griffin III, Robert Griffin III concussion, Washington Redskins

Posted at 01:25 PM ET, 10/10/2012

Kai Forbath hopes he’s the answer to the Redskins’ kicking woes

Newly signed kicker arrives for his first practice at Redskins Park.

By Mark Maske  |  01:25 PM ET, 10/10/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Kai Forbath, Redskins kickers

Posted at 11:18 AM ET, 10/10/2012

Third down conversion rate can mislead coaches and fans

Teams should go all out for a first down on every play

By Brian Burke  |  11:18 AM ET, 10/10/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Brian Burke, Redskins, Redskins on third down, Washington Redskins

Posted at 09:01 AM ET, 10/10/2012

Five areas to monitor as the Redskins enter Week 6 of the NFL season

The Washington Redskins return to the practice fields today, aiming to rebound from Sunday’s 24-17 loss to the Atlanta Falcons while putting together a complete effort on both sides of the ball for the first time this season.

By Mike Jones  |  09:01 AM ET, 10/10/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:37 AM ET, 10/10/2012

How do you feel about the Redskins’ FedEx Field blues?

No NFL team has been recently as unsuccessful at home as the Redskins, who host the Vikings on Sunday.

By Keith McMillan  |  07:37 AM ET, 10/10/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  FedEx Field, home field advantage, Minnesota Vikings, Opening kick, Vikings vs. Redskins, Week 6

Posted at 07:24 PM ET, 10/09/2012

Robert Griffin III expected to participate in Redskins’ practice Wednesday

Barring a setback in return from Sunday's concussion, the rookie quarterback 'will practice tomorrow," said a person familiar with the situation.

By Mark Maske  |  07:24 PM ET, 10/09/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Robert Griffin concussion, Robert Griffin III

Posted at 03:33 PM ET, 10/09/2012

For Redskins, third down remains a problem

The team is worst in the NFL on third down.

By Mike Jones  |  03:33 PM ET, 10/09/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Redskins offense, Third downs

Posted at 02:24 PM ET, 10/09/2012

Redskins sign kicker Kai Forbath [updated]

Former UCLA kicker has never attempted a field goal in the NFL.

By Mike Jones  |  02:24 PM ET, 10/09/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Kai Forbath, Redskins kickers, Redskins roster moves

Posted at 01:43 PM ET, 10/09/2012

Lorenzo Alexander hosting fourth annual celebrity bowling benefit for area youth

New program focuses on reading.

By Mike Jones  |  01:43 PM ET, 10/09/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Lorenzo Alexander, Redskins

Posted at 11:46 AM ET, 10/09/2012

Alfred Morris continues impressive start, joins elite company

RB joins Eric Dickerson as the only rookie in NFL history to rush for at least 75 yards in each of his first five games.

By Mike Jones  |  11:46 AM ET, 10/09/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Alfred Morris, Washington Redskins

Posted at 07:45 AM ET, 10/09/2012

Happy shiny new Redskins place kicker day

It looks as if the Redskins are replacing place kicker Billy Cundiff. But with who, and will it make a difference?

By Keith McMillan  |  07:45 AM ET, 10/09/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:29 PM ET, 10/08/2012

Brandon Meriweather’s knee injury to keep him sidelined four more weeks

Safety hasn't played all season and will be out until November. The Redskins also could have tackle Jammal Brown back after their bye.

By Mark Maske  |  05:29 PM ET, 10/08/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Brandon Meriweather, Jammal Brown, Redskins injuries, Washington Redskins

Posted at 04:04 PM ET, 10/08/2012

Redskins should not have said Robert Griffin III was ‘shaken up,’ union’s medical director says [updated]

'That's not a medical term,' Thom Mayer says.

By Mark Maske  |  04:04 PM ET, 10/08/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Robert Griffin III, Robert Griffin III concussion, Robert Griffin III concussion sion

Posted at 03:15 PM ET, 10/08/2012

Robert Griffin III is resting and undergoing tests Monday

Rookie QB will take a cardio test on a treadmill Tuesday

By Mike Jones  |  03:15 PM ET, 10/08/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Robert Griffin concussion, Robert Griffin III, Washington Redskins

Posted at 02:47 PM ET, 10/08/2012

Redskins to work out three kickers on Tuesday [updated]

The Washington Redskins will workout three free agent kickers on Tuesday following back-to-back weeks of struggles for Billy Cundiff, a person with knowledge of the Redskins’ deliberations confirmed.

By Mike Jones  |  02:47 PM ET, 10/08/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Billy Cundiff, Kickers

Posted at 02:09 PM ET, 10/08/2012

Independent neurologist must clear Robert Griffin III to practice and play

Rookie quarterback must follow steps prescribed by the NFL to be cleared to practice and play.

By Mark Maske  |  02:09 PM ET, 10/08/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Robert Griffin III

Posted at 01:33 PM ET, 10/08/2012

Robert Griffin III ‘seemed fine’ to teammates Monday morning

Rookie QB was at team headquarters Monday morning and appeared to be doing well, according to teammates.

By Mike Jones  |  01:33 PM ET, 10/08/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Concussions, Robert Griffin III, Washington Redskins

Posted at 11:30 AM ET, 10/08/2012

Five observations from Redskins-Falcons game

Robert Griffin III needs to throw the ball away; Ryan Kerrigan shines.

By Mike Jones  |  11:30 AM ET, 10/08/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Five observations, Redskins-Falcons

Posted at 09:00 AM ET, 10/08/2012

Defense limits big plays, but again comes up short

After weeks of getting torched by numerous big plays a game, the Washington Redskins’ defense did a better job in that department despite facing an Atlanta Falcons offense that boasted an abundance of weapons. The Redskins still lost, however, and their defensive players were again left wanting.

By Mike Jones  |  09:00 AM ET, 10/08/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 10/08/2012

How worried are you about Robert Griffin III’s concussion?

Robert Griffin says he'll play next week after missing a good portion of the Falcons game with a concussion. Are you worried it'll become an ongoing thing?

By Keith McMillan  |  07:00 AM ET, 10/08/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:06 PM ET, 10/07/2012

Griffin says he is ‘ok’ after concussion, expects to play next week

Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III expects to pass through testing for lingering concussion symptoms this week and play next Sunday against the Vikings.

By Mike Jones  |  08:06 PM ET, 10/07/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Robert Griffin III

Posted at 07:45 PM ET, 10/07/2012

Mike Shanahan unsure of Redskins’ next move at kicker

Coach expressed disappointment in kicker Billy Cundiff, who missed a 31-yard field goal for the second consecutive week

By Mike Jones  |  07:45 PM ET, 10/07/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Billy Cundiff, Redskins kickers

Posted at 06:42 PM ET, 10/07/2012

NFL will look into Redskins’ release of info about Griffin’s concussion

Team announced during Sunday's game that the rookie QB was "shaken up" and his return was questionable.

By Mark Maske  |  06:42 PM ET, 10/07/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Robert Griffin III

Posted at 03:33 PM ET, 10/07/2012

Robert Griffin III knocked out of the game

Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III suffered a blow to the head in the third quarter of his team’s matchup with the Atlanta Falcons and had to leave the game.

By Mike Jones  |  03:33 PM ET, 10/07/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Robert Griffin III

Posted at 11:57 AM ET, 10/07/2012

Field conditions not bad yet but could they worsen?

More rain is in the forecast as the day progresses.

By Mark Maske  |  11:57 AM ET, 10/07/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Redskins-Falcons

Posted at 11:47 AM ET, 10/07/2012

Ryan Grant active for Redskins vs. Falcons

Running back will suit up for the Washington Redskins for the first time Sunday.

By Mike Jones  |  11:47 AM ET, 10/07/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Redskins inactives, Redskins-Falcons

Posted at 11:30 AM ET, 10/07/2012

Week 5: Redskins vs. Falcons

The Redskins will need a solid performance from its secondary if they hope to snap a seven-game home losing streak Sunday against undefeated Atlanta.

By Steve Yanda  |  11:30 AM ET, 10/07/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:15 AM ET, 10/07/2012

Game day notes for Redskins vs. Falcons

The Washington Redskins hope to break a seven game home losing streak

By Mike Jones  |  11:15 AM ET, 10/07/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Game day notes, Redskins-Falcons, Redskins-Falcons notes

Posted at 05:02 PM ET, 10/05/2012

Robert Griffin III voted rookie of the week

Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III has earned NFL Rookie of the Week honors for a second time this season, the league announced Friday afternoon.

By Mike Jones  |  05:02 PM ET, 10/05/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Robert Griffin III

Posted at 02:57 PM ET, 10/05/2012

Aldrick Robinson calls pregame collision with Brandon Meriweather ‘definitely bizarre’ and ‘scary’

Redskins wide receiver says he's feeling fine now after last Sunday's incident in Tampa during warmups.

By Mark Maske  |  02:57 PM ET, 10/05/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Aldrick Robinson, Brandon Meriweather

Posted at 02:17 PM ET, 10/05/2012

Quick hits: DeAngelo Hall misses practice

Among other injury updates, DeAngelo Hall missed practice with the flu. But the cornerback is listed as probable to play in Sunday's game against the Falcons.

By Mark Maske  |  02:17 PM ET, 10/05/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  DeAngelo Hall, Quick hits, Redksins' injuries

Posted at 10:36 AM ET, 10/05/2012

Redskins-Falcons: Five storylines to follow

The Washington Redskins on Sunday face their stiffest test yet when they host the Atlanta Falcons, who have gotten off to a 4-0 start.

By Mike Jones  |  10:36 AM ET, 10/05/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Five storylines, Redskins-Falcons

Posted at 08:23 AM ET, 10/05/2012

What would you like to see the Redskins accomplish vs. the Falcons?

For starters, the secondary is going to have to step up if the Redskins are to have a chance at picking up a win against the Falcons.

By Keith McMillan  |  08:23 AM ET, 10/05/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Alfred Morris, Atlanta Falcons, DeAngelo Hall, Falcons vs. Redskins, Josh Wilson, Opening kick, Redskins pass rush, Redskins secondary, Redskins-Falcons, Robert Griffin III, Week 5

Posted at 03:50 PM ET, 10/04/2012

Quick hits: Aldrick Robinson cleared to play

Wide receiver was injured in pre-game collision Sunday.

By Lenny Bernstein  |  03:50 PM ET, 10/04/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Aldrick Robinson, Washington Redskins

Posted at 03:31 PM ET, 10/04/2012

Redskins say pass rush could be key against Falcons, Ryan

The defense has a modest seven sacks in the season's first four games.

By Mark Maske  |  03:31 PM ET, 10/04/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Defense, Redskins pass rush, Redskins-Falcons, Ryan Kerrigan, Washington Redskins

Posted at 02:52 PM ET, 10/04/2012

Falcons defensive player to watch: John Abraham, defensive end

Veteran remains among league's better pass rushers.

By Mark Maske  |  02:52 PM ET, 10/04/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Redskins-Falcons

Posted at 01:56 PM ET, 10/04/2012

Ryan Grant says he’s ready to play

Running back says he's picking up the Redskins' offense.

By Mark Maske  |  01:56 PM ET, 10/04/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Ryan Grant, Washington Redskins

Posted at 01:29 PM ET, 10/04/2012

Pierre Garcon says it will take ‘some time’ for foot to fully heal

Redskins wide receiver had one catch and a touchdown on a fumble recover in his return to the lineup Sunday.

By Mark Maske  |  01:29 PM ET, 10/04/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Pierre Garcon, Washington Redskins

Posted at 11:32 AM ET, 10/04/2012

Falcons coach Mike Smith ‘super impressed’ with Robert Griffin III

Falcons coach praised Robert Griffin III's skills and the way coaches are preparing him.

By Mike Jones  |  11:32 AM ET, 10/04/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Redskins-Falcons, Robert Griffin III

Posted at 10:57 AM ET, 10/04/2012

Redskins’ Robert Griffin III named NFL offensive rookie of the month

Robert Griffin III’s passer rating of 103.2 ranks fourth in the NFL after four games this season and earns him NFL offensive rookie of the month honors for September.

By Mike Jones  |  10:57 AM ET, 10/04/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Robert Griffin III, Washington Redskins

Posted at 10:16 AM ET, 10/04/2012

How will the Redskins power their bright future?

RGIII says the Redskins have a bright future. One Insider reader is encouraged, but sees roadblocks and wonders if this roster is the core going forward. If so, are you encouraged?

By Keith McMillan  |  10:16 AM ET, 10/04/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Opening kick

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 10/04/2012

Stats confirm how well Robert Griffin III is playing

In one key stat, he leads Brady, Rodgers, Brees and everyone else.

By Brian Burke  |  07:00 AM ET, 10/04/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:48 PM ET, 10/03/2012

Robert Griffin III: The future is bright

Young quarterback says he had the best game of his brief career Sunday.

By Mike Jones  |  05:48 PM ET, 10/03/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Robert Griffin III

Posted at 03:56 PM ET, 10/03/2012

Quick hits: Brandon Meriweather, Cedric Griffin sit out practice

Receiver Aldrick Robinson will undergo additional concussion testing before a decision is made on whether he can play

By Lenny Bernstein  |  03:56 PM ET, 10/03/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Redskins injuries, Washington Redskins

Posted at 03:39 PM ET, 10/03/2012

Redskins trying to break home losing streak

Washington has lost seven straight home games dating to last season.

By Mark Maske  |  03:39 PM ET, 10/03/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  FedEx Field, Washington Redskins

Posted at 02:49 PM ET, 10/03/2012

Billy Cundiff says he’s moved on from misses in Tampa

Kicker was happy to get chance for measure of redemption with winning field goal against Buccaneers.

By Mark Maske  |  02:49 PM ET, 10/03/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Billy Cundiff, Redskins kicker, Washington Redskins

Posted at 01:48 PM ET, 10/03/2012

Last season’s drug suspension motivated Trent Williams to play through pain

Tackle, a first-round draft pick, says he is growing up

By Mike Jones  |  01:48 PM ET, 10/03/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Trent Williams

Posted at 01:17 PM ET, 10/03/2012

Falcons offensive player to watch: QB Matt Ryan

Falcons' signal-caller has the top QB rating in the NFL

By Mike Jones  |  01:17 PM ET, 10/03/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  game matchups, Redskins-Falcons

Posted at 10:50 AM ET, 10/03/2012

Five areas to monitor as the Redskins enter Week 5 of the NFL season

The Redskins must find ways to stop the passing attack of the 4-0 Atlanta Falcons Sunday.

By Mike Jones  |  10:50 AM ET, 10/03/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Redskins-Falcons

Posted at 07:04 AM ET, 10/03/2012

So how were the offensive line and secondary really?

We talk a lot about the offensive line and the secondary, but how exactly did they play against the Bucs, and should they worry you against the Falcons?

By Keith McMillan  |  07:04 AM ET, 10/03/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Chris Chester, DeAngelo Hall, Falcons vs. Redskins, Fred Davis, Josh Wilson, Logan Paulsen, Madieu Williams, Offensive line, Opening kick, Redskins secondary, Reed Doughty, Richard Crawford, Secondary, Trent Williams, Tyler Polumbus, Week 5, Will Montgomery

Posted at 02:35 PM ET, 10/02/2012

Josh Morgan, Leonard Hankerson help in areas besides pass catching

Washington Redskins wide receivers are becoming adept at blocking too, coach Mike Shanahan says.

By Mike Jones  |  02:35 PM ET, 10/02/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Josh Morgan, Leonard Hankerson, Redskins receivers, Washington Redskins

Posted at 01:06 PM ET, 10/02/2012

Santana Moss says he’s making most of new role so far

Veteran wide receiver has to pick his spots these days.

By Mark Maske  |  01:06 PM ET, 10/02/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Santana Moss

Posted at 12:05 PM ET, 10/02/2012

Robert Griffin III off to historic passing start

Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III reached a rare rookie milestone Sunday.

By Mike Jones  |  12:05 PM ET, 10/02/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Robert Griffin III, Washington Redskins

Posted at 06:55 AM ET, 10/02/2012

Is life sweeter in weeks the Redskins win?

The weeks after a victory seem just a bit sweeter than the others. As we turn the page to the Falcons, let's appreciate the Bucs win one last time.

By Keith McMillan  |  06:55 AM ET, 10/02/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:22 PM ET, 10/01/2012

Redskins not working out kickers this week

Billy Cundiff’s rough outing Sunday did not bring competitors for the placekicking job.

By Mike Jones  |  05:22 PM ET, 10/01/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Billy Cundiff, Redskins kickers

Posted at 04:16 PM ET, 10/01/2012

Robert Griffin III, Alfred Morris off to record-setting starts

The top two rookie rushers in the NFL are Alfred Morris and Robert Griffin III

By Mike Jones  |  04:16 PM ET, 10/01/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Alfred Morris, Redskins' rushing, Robert Griffin III

Posted at 03:50 PM ET, 10/01/2012

Quick hits: Brandon Meriweather out at least a week

Safety reinjured knee ligaments; Aldrick Robinson was knocked unconscious in collision

By Mike Jones  |  03:50 PM ET, 10/01/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Redskins injuries, Redskins-Bucs

Posted at 02:01 PM ET, 10/01/2012

Santana Moss wonders about RGIII’s headset malfunction

Santana Moss wonders about communications malfunction on Redskins' final drive Sunday in Tampa

By Mark Maske  |  02:01 PM ET, 10/01/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Robert Griffin III, Santana Moss

Posted at 09:00 AM ET, 10/01/2012

Five observations from the Redskins’ 24-22 win over Tampa Bay

The Redskins avoided disaster Sunday, pulling off a comeback victory over the Buccaneers to end a two-game losing streak.

By Mike Jones  |  09:00 AM ET, 10/01/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 10/01/2012

DeAngelo Hall calls Redskins’ defensive performance ‘average’

Redskins hold a team under 300 yards for the first time, as Bucs' Josh Freeman throws for 299.

By Mark Maske  |  07:00 AM ET, 10/01/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

 

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