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The Insider: December, 2012

Posted at 03:41 PM ET, 12/31/2012

Mike Shanahan: Cedric Griffin eligible to return to practice

The cornerback was suspended the final four games of the regular season without pay for the use of performance enhancing drugs. A decision will be made late this week on whether or not to activate him.

By Mike Jones  |  03:41 PM ET, 12/31/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Cedric Griffin, Playoffs

Posted at 02:07 PM ET, 12/31/2012

Tickets for Redskins playoff game vs. Seattle already sold out

The Redskins announced early Monday afternoon that the tickets for the NFC Wild Card Weekend playoff matchup at FedEx Field against the Seattle Seahawks have sold out.

By Mike Jones  |  02:07 PM ET, 12/31/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Redskins-Seahawks

Posted at 01:37 PM ET, 12/31/2012

Redskins 2013 opponents

Coach Mike Shanahan will return to Denver, where he won two Super Bowls, in 2013.

By Mike Jones  |  01:37 PM ET, 12/31/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  2013 Schedule, Bengals vs. Redskins

Posted at 11:05 AM ET, 12/31/2012

Redskins-Cowboys: Five observations from Washington's NFC East clinching win

You're not dreaming. The Redskins are in the playoffs.

By Mike Jones  |  11:05 AM ET, 12/31/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Five observations, Redskins-Cowboys

Posted at 09:00 AM ET, 12/31/2012

Jerry Jones praises Redskins' play, structure after season-ending loss

Cowboys owners envisions a Redskins team in his way for years to come

By Mike Jones  |  09:00 AM ET, 12/31/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 12/31/2012

Was that the most satisfying Redskins win in 20 years?

Beating Dallas to clinch the division title in Week 17 ... Has there been a better Redskins win since the last Super Bowl victory?

By Keith McMillan  |  07:00 AM ET, 12/31/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:22 AM ET, 12/31/2012

Redskins blitz forced Romo into mistakes

Constant pressure set up late interception that sealed Sunday's win.

By Adam Kilgore  |  01:22 AM ET, 12/31/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Redskins, Redskins-Cowboys

Posted at 07:34 PM ET, 12/30/2012

Tyler Polumbus expected to start, DeJon Gomes out, Rex Grossman active

RT Polumbus is expected to start against Cowboys

By Mike Jones  |  07:34 PM ET, 12/30/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Redskins, Redskins-Cowboys

Posted at 01:31 PM ET, 12/30/2012

Week 17: Cowboys at Redskins

Join the discussion as we break down this afternoon's game between the Washington Redskins and Philadelphia Eagles.

By Cindy Boren  |  01:31 PM ET, 12/30/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Dallas Cowboys, Washington Redskins

Posted at 12:52 PM ET, 12/30/2012

Redskins, Cowboys, Vikings, Bears -- Oh My!

LIVE BLOG | Discuss Redskins-Cowboys all day long and stay up-to-date with news from around the NFL as Washington gears up for the big showdown for the NFC East title tonight.

By Barry Svrluga  |  12:52 PM ET, 12/30/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:58 AM ET, 12/30/2012

Share your Redskins-Cowboys postgame reactions

The Post is looking for videos that capture the postgame emotion of Sunday night's Redskins-Cowboys battle for the NFC East division crown.

By Post Sports editors  |  11:58 AM ET, 12/30/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Cowboys, Redskins-Cowboys

Posted at 10:45 AM ET, 12/30/2012

Redskins-Cowboys: Gameday notes for Week 17

The Redskins' highly-anticipated game against the Dallas cowboys is now hours away.

By Mike Jones  |  10:45 AM ET, 12/30/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Game day notes, Redskins-Cowboys

Posted at 03:29 PM ET, 12/29/2012

Redskins well aware of Dwayne Harris's punt-return skills

The Cowboys' punt returner ranks fourth in the NFL at 14.53 yards.

By Adam Kilgore  |  03:29 PM ET, 12/29/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Redskins-Cowboys, special teams

Posted at 10:10 AM ET, 12/29/2012

Redskins say Griffin will be able to run the ball effectively if needed

Rookie QB had only four rushing yards last Sunday against the Eagles in his first game back from his knee injury.

By Mark Maske  |  10:10 AM ET, 12/29/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:48 PM ET, 12/28/2012

Robert Griffin III named NFL rookie of the week for seventh time

The Redskins quarterback wins the award for the seventh time for his two-touchdown performance in a win over the Eagles.

By Mark Maske  |  06:48 PM ET, 12/28/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Robert Griffin III

Posted at 03:17 PM ET, 12/28/2012

Redskins encouraged by improvement of Robert Griffin III's knee

The QB has grown more comfortable playing with a brace on his right knee after wearing it for another full week of practice.

By Adam Kilgore  |  03:17 PM ET, 12/28/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:59 PM ET, 12/28/2012

Kyle Shanahan expected to be a head coaching candidate for other NFL teams

The head-coaching carousel begins spinning next week, but coordinator says his focus is on the Cowboys.

By Mark Maske  |  02:59 PM ET, 12/28/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Kyle Shanahan

Posted at 02:41 PM ET, 12/28/2012

Tyler Polumbus cleared to practice, still questionable for Sunday

The starting right tackle is cleared to practice Friday as he recovers from the concussion he suffered two weeks ago.

By Adam Kilgore  |  02:41 PM ET, 12/28/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Tyler Polumbus

Posted at 01:37 PM ET, 12/28/2012

Cowboys defense gets its second look at Robert Griffin III

Redskins rookie QB played well in this season's rematches with Giants and Eagles, although his numbers were down from the first time he faced each team.

By Mark Maske  |  01:37 PM ET, 12/28/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Redskins-Cowboys, Robert Griffin III

Posted at 01:11 PM ET, 12/28/2012

Share your Redskins-Cowboys postgame reactions

The Post is looking for videos that capture the postgame emotion of Sunday night's Redskins-Cowboys battle for the NFC East division crown.

By Lindsay Applebaum  |  01:11 PM ET, 12/28/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Cowboys, Dallas Cowboys, Redskins-Cowboys

Posted at 10:16 AM ET, 12/28/2012

Redskins-Cowboys: Five story lines to follow

The Washington Redskins' most important game in the last five years is almost here. On Sunday, the team faces the Dallas Cowboys with a playoff berth and the NFC East title on the line.

By Mike Jones  |  10:16 AM ET, 12/28/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Redskins-Cowboys

Posted at 09:00 AM ET, 12/28/2012

D.C. native Josh Morgan knows the stakes in Sunday's Redskins-Cowboys game

Only local on Redskins squad call game against Dallas 'Super Bowl'

By Adam Kilgore  |  09:00 AM ET, 12/28/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 12/28/2012

Which Redskin needs to play well against the Cowboys?

Aside from the obvious candidates, Opening Kick asks fans which Redskin needs to play well for Washington to beat Dallas?

By Keith McMillan  |  07:00 AM ET, 12/28/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:26 PM ET, 12/27/2012

Special teams coach Danny Smith celebrates Lorenzo Alexander's Pro Bowl nod

Alexander said coach has helped him develop his special teams skills

By Lenny Bernstein  |  06:26 PM ET, 12/27/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Pro Bowl, Redskins

Posted at 02:51 PM ET, 12/27/2012

RT Tyler Polumbus expected to practice fully Friday [updated]

Decision on who starts at right tackle probably will be made at game time, Shanahan says

By Mike Jones  |  02:51 PM ET, 12/27/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Redskins, Redskins injuries

Posted at 02:44 PM ET, 12/27/2012

Robert Griffin III takes Pro Bowl selection in stride

Redskins rookie QB says, 'I feel like you never play for awards.'

By Mark Maske  |  02:44 PM ET, 12/27/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Pro Bowl, RGIII, Robert Griffin III

Posted at 01:13 PM ET, 12/27/2012

Seahawks become even more formidable potential playoff opponent as Richard Sherman wins appeal of suspension

Cornerback's pending four-game suspension for positive Adderall test is invalidated because of broken chain of custody for test sample.

By Mark Maske  |  01:13 PM ET, 12/27/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Redskins playoffs, Richard Sherman, Seahawks

Posted at 01:03 PM ET, 12/27/2012

Robert Griffin III expects to have more freedom vs. Dallas

With knee improving, Robert Griffin III expects to have more freedom in Sunday's game against the Dallas Cowboys.

By Mike Jones  |  01:03 PM ET, 12/27/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Redskins-Cowboys, Robert Griffin III

Posted at 12:15 PM ET, 12/27/2012

RT Tyler Polumbus, WR Dezmon Briscoe back on the practice field

It's unclear how much work, the right tackle, who has been suffering from concussion symptoms, will do.

By Mike Jones  |  12:15 PM ET, 12/27/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Practice reports, Redskins, Redskins injuries

Posted at 11:30 AM ET, 12/27/2012

Home field advantage is even more valuable in the playoffs

In the first round, a home team has a nearly 60% chance of winning

By Brian Burke  |  11:30 AM ET, 12/27/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:00 AM ET, 12/27/2012

Cowboys offensive player to watch: Dez Bryant

Cowboys offensive player to watch: Dez Bryant

By Adam Kilgore  |  11:00 AM ET, 12/27/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:00 AM ET, 12/27/2012

Cooley calls Redskins' winning streak 'the most exciting part of my career'

Tight end is savoring the team's chance at a division title, even with the modest role he's had in the offense since his return.

By Mark Maske  |  09:00 AM ET, 12/27/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 12/27/2012

Cowboys defensive player to watch: Anthony Spencer

In his sixth season, the outside linebacker has been extremely productive, with a career-high 10 sacks and 87 total tackles, most on the Cowboys.

By Adam Kilgore  |  07:00 AM ET, 12/27/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:26 PM ET, 12/26/2012

Robert Griffin III, Trent Williams, Lorenzo Alexander selected to NFC Pro Bowl team

Accomplishments continue to accumulate for Redskins rookie QB.

By Mark Maske  |  06:26 PM ET, 12/26/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Robert Griffin III

Posted at 06:05 PM ET, 12/26/2012

Special teams captain Lorenzo Alexander makes NFC Pro Bowl roster

Washington Redskins special teams ace Lorenzo Alexander has made his first Pro Bowl, his agent announced via twitter Wednesday evening.

By Mike Jones  |  06:05 PM ET, 12/26/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Lorenzo Alexander, Pro Bowl

Posted at 04:24 PM ET, 12/26/2012

Maurice Hurt says he'll be ready if needed for another start at right tackle

Tyler Polumbus missed Wednesday's practice and still hasn't been cleared after suffering a concussion.

By Mark Maske  |  04:24 PM ET, 12/26/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Maurice Hurt, Redskins, Redskins offensive line, Tyler Polumbus

Posted at 04:07 PM ET, 12/26/2012

DeJon Gomes says knee has improved, but 'too early' to know if he'll face Cowboys

The Redskins safety says he did pretty much everything at practice Wednesday and hopes to play Sunday after spraining his MCL against the Eagles.

By Adam Kilgore  |  04:07 PM ET, 12/26/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  DeJon Gomes

Posted at 03:45 PM ET, 12/26/2012

Robert Griffin III not focusing on magnitude of Sunday's Redskins-Cowboys game

Griffin on Wednesday acknowledged the magnitude of this week's matchup but said he and his teammates can't dwell on how much is at stake.

By Mike Jones  |  03:45 PM ET, 12/26/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Redskins-Cowboys, Robert Griffin III

Posted at 03:07 PM ET, 12/26/2012

Polumbus, Briscoe miss practice, Gomes, Fletcher limited

Concussion symptoms linger for Polumbus, starting right tackle

By Lenny Bernstein  |  03:07 PM ET, 12/26/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Redskins, Redskins injuries

Posted at 01:34 PM ET, 12/26/2012

Robert Griffin III joins elite company through the air, on the ground

Robert Griffin III didn't have his usual productivity in the run game on Sunday against Philadelphia. But Griffin did just enough both with his legs, in addition to throwing for 198 yards and two touchdowns, to reach another milestone.

By Mike Jones  |  01:34 PM ET, 12/26/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Robert Griffin III

Posted at 12:31 PM ET, 12/26/2012

Practice bubble saves Redskins from inclement weather

Wednesday represented the first time during the regular season that the practice bubble saved the team from inclement weather, or having to transport offsite.

By Mike Jones  |  12:31 PM ET, 12/26/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Redskins practice bubble

Posted at 12:19 PM ET, 12/26/2012

DeJon Gomes on the field for Redskins practice, Tyler Polumbus not present early

Safety has a partially torn MCL; right tackle is still recovering from a concussion.

By Mike Jones  |  12:19 PM ET, 12/26/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Practice reports, Redskins, Redskins injuries

Posted at 08:12 AM ET, 12/26/2012

Redskins' post-bye turnaround significantly lowers position of 2013 draft pick owed to St. Louis

The Redskins are set to fork over a significantly lower 2013 first-round draft pick to the Rams as part of the RGIII trade than it once seemed.

By Mike Jones  |  08:12 AM ET, 12/26/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Robert Griffin III

Posted at 05:43 PM ET, 12/24/2012

DeJon Gomes has a partially torn MCL in his left knee, playing status unclear

Safety will be evaluated in practices this week. Monitoring of Tyler Polumbus's concussion will continue.

By Mark Maske  |  05:43 PM ET, 12/24/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  DeJon Gomes, Redskins, Redskins injuries, Tyler Polumbus

Posted at 05:04 PM ET, 12/24/2012

Mike Shanahan: Redskins unfazed by flexing of Sunday's game against Dallas

NFL decision to move game from 1 p.m. to 8:20 p.m. won't affect preparations, coach says.

By Mike Jones  |  05:04 PM ET, 12/24/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Mike Shanahan

Posted at 01:42 PM ET, 12/24/2012

Eagles QB Nick Foles played second half against Redskins with broken throwing hand

Hairline fracture showed up on MRI after it went undetected by initial X-ray.

By Mark Maske  |  01:42 PM ET, 12/24/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Redskins-Eagles

Posted at 12:51 PM ET, 12/24/2012

Is RGIII NFL's rookie of the year?

With three promising candidates vying for the award, Thomas Boswell says not voting for the Redskins QB would be crazy.

By Washington Post Sports Editors  |  12:51 PM ET, 12/24/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  awards, RGIII, Rookies

Posted at 11:43 AM ET, 12/24/2012

Redskins extend multiple-turnover, multiple-sack streak to three games

The Washington Redskins' defense continued to force turnovers and sack quarterbacks Sunday.

By Mike Jones  |  11:43 AM ET, 12/24/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Redskins defense, Redskins-Eagles

Posted at 09:50 AM ET, 12/24/2012

Five observations from the Redskins' win over the Eagles

The Washington Redskins pulled off yet another victory, extended their streak to six games the first such regular season run since 1996 and next Sunday night play the Dallas Cowboys in what could be an all-or-nothing game.

By Mike Jones  |  09:50 AM ET, 12/24/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Five observations

Posted at 08:30 AM ET, 12/24/2012

Redskins would likely face Seahawks or 49ers if they make NFL playoffs

If Washington wins the NFC East on Sunday, they will probably host Seattle; a wild-card berth will likely mean a trip to San Francisco.

By Mark Maske  |  08:30 AM ET, 12/24/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 12/24/2012

Redskins vs. Cowboys for the NFC East title: Did you imagine this in your wildest dreams?

For some perspective on how great it is to be playing the Cowboys for the NFC East title in Week 17, Opening Kick looks back to Redskins fans' expectations at earlier points in the season.

By Keith McMillan  |  07:00 AM ET, 12/24/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:14 PM ET, 12/23/2012

Redskins-Cowboys Week 17 game is moved to prime time on NBC

The matchup for the NFC East title has been moved from 1 p.m. on Fox to 8:20 p.m. on NBC.

By Mark Maske  |  11:14 PM ET, 12/23/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Redskins schedule 2012, Redskins-Cowboys

Posted at 07:49 PM ET, 12/23/2012

Redskins' playoff chances still up in the air (updated)

Despite their win, and losses by the Cowboys and Giants, the Redskins didn't clinch a berth Sunday.

By Mike Jones  |  07:49 PM ET, 12/23/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  playoff chase, Redskins playoffs

Posted at 07:39 PM ET, 12/23/2012

DeJon Gomes suffers sprained MCL

Washington Redskins safety DeJon Gomes suffered an MCL sprain on the opening kickoff of the third quarter, and didn't return to action.

By Mike Jones  |  07:39 PM ET, 12/23/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  DeJon Gomes, Redskins injuries

Posted at 07:26 PM ET, 12/23/2012

Hall hopes Redskins-Cowboys game is flexed to Sunday night

Decision and announcement expected later Sunday night.

By Mark Maske  |  07:26 PM ET, 12/23/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Redskins-Cowboys

Posted at 07:03 PM ET, 12/23/2012

Kai Forbath sets NFL record with 17-for-17 start

First-year kicker Kai Forbath remained perfect on the year and set the NFL record for consecutive field goals made to start a career with a pair of kicks in the first half of Washington's win over the Eagles.

By Mike Jones  |  07:03 PM ET, 12/23/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Kai Forbath

Posted at 12:00 PM ET, 12/23/2012

Week 16: Redskins at Eagles

Join the discussion as we break down this afternoon's game between the Washington Redskins and Philadelphia Eagles.

By Gene Wang and Cindy Boren  |  12:00 PM ET, 12/23/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:51 AM ET, 12/23/2012

Tyler Polumbus ruled out for Redskins vs. Eagles, Robert Griffin III returns

Right tackle Tyler Polumbus will miss the Redskins' game but quarterback Robert Griffin III returns as expected

By Mike Jones  |  11:51 AM ET, 12/23/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Redskins inactives, Redskins-Eagles

Posted at 11:22 AM ET, 12/23/2012

Redskins-Eagles: Game day notes

The Washington Redskins take on the Philadelphia Eagles today, aiming to extend their win streak to six and take another step toward the playoffs.

By Mike Jones  |  11:22 AM ET, 12/23/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Redskins-Eagles

Posted at 08:48 PM ET, 12/22/2012

Robert Griffin III gets final clearance, is set to start vs. Eagles

The quarterback gets final clearance from doctors after missing previous game with a mild knee sprain.

By Mark Maske  |  08:48 PM ET, 12/22/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Redskins-Eagles, Robert Griffin III

Posted at 03:44 PM ET, 12/21/2012

Mike Shanahan: Unless 'something crazy happened,' Robert Griffin III will play

The Washington Redskins have officially listed quarterback Robert Griffin III as probable for Sunday's game against the Philadelphia Eagles.

By Mike Jones  |  03:44 PM ET, 12/21/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Redskins injuries, Robert Griffin III

Posted at 02:09 PM ET, 12/21/2012

Redskins' Robert Griffin III officially listed as probable

The rookie quarterback seems likely to play Sunday at Philadelphia.

By Mike Jones  |  02:09 PM ET, 12/21/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Injuries, RGIII

Posted at 12:31 PM ET, 12/21/2012

Redskins' Tyler Polumbus back at practice

The right tackle suffered a concussion against the Browns on Sunday.

By Mike Jones  |  12:31 PM ET, 12/21/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Practice reports, Tyler Polumbus

Posted at 10:23 AM ET, 12/21/2012

Redskins-Eagles: Five storylines to follow

The Washington Redskins on Sunday go for the sweep of the Philadelphia Eagles while also looking to extend their win streak to six games.

By Mike Jones  |  10:23 AM ET, 12/21/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:30 AM ET, 12/21/2012

Haslett says he's not seeking praise for Redskins' defensive improvement

Defensive coordinator says, 'I don't worry about me.'

By Mark Maske  |  07:30 AM ET, 12/21/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:15 AM ET, 12/21/2012

Redskins-Eagles (and Cowboys, and Giants) -- Who ya got?

The Redskins' fortunes this week are also affected by the Cowboys and Giants. Opening Kick looks for picks in all three NFC East-involved games.

By Keith McMillan  |  07:15 AM ET, 12/21/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Cowboys, division title, Giants, NFC East, Opening kick, playoff chase, Ravens, Redskins vs. Eagles, Redskins-Eagles, Saints

Posted at 08:08 PM ET, 12/20/2012

Eagles defensive player to watch: DT Fletcher Cox

Rookie is tied for fourth among NFL defensive tackles in sacks.

By Mark Maske  |  08:08 PM ET, 12/20/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Redskins-Eagles

Posted at 04:05 PM ET, 12/20/2012

Eagles offensive player to watch: QB Nick Foles

The third-round pick out of Arizona has good size at 6-foot-6 and 243 pounds, plus good arm strength and decent mobility. But he is very much still learning the ropes in the NFL.

By Mike Jones  |  04:05 PM ET, 12/20/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Redskins-Eagles

Posted at 02:58 PM ET, 12/20/2012

DeAngelo Hall criticizes NFL for its investigation, handling of appeal of fine for ref incident

Redskins cornerback says he was accused of profanely threatening to kill the official, which he denies, and suggests legal action is possible.

By Mark Maske  |  02:58 PM ET, 12/20/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  DeAngelo Hall, Redskins

Posted at 02:20 PM ET, 12/20/2012

Robert Griffin III set to play Sunday against Philadelphia

Doctors believe knee will be sufficiently healed for QB to play

By Mark Maske  |  02:20 PM ET, 12/20/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Redskins, Robert Griffin III injury, Robert Grifin III

Posted at 01:10 PM ET, 12/20/2012

Robert Griffin III finishes second among NFC QBs in Pro Bowl fan votes

Robert Griffin III finished second among NFC quarterbacks in the fan voting for the 2013 Pro Bowl.

By Mike Jones  |  01:10 PM ET, 12/20/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Pro Bowl, Robert Griffin III

Posted at 12:28 PM ET, 12/20/2012

Robert Griffin III practicing again for Redskins; Tyler Polumbus absent

Robert Griffin III was on the field for practice for a second consecutive day and didn't appear to be limited.

By Mike Jones  |  12:28 PM ET, 12/20/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Practice reports, Redskins, Robert Griffin III injury

Posted at 10:20 AM ET, 12/20/2012

Robert Griffin III still expects to play with aggressive style

QB says that whenever he returns to the field, he will not have any hesitation.

By Mike Jones  |  10:20 AM ET, 12/20/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Redskins, Robert Griffin III

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 12/20/2012

Are the Redskins and Eagles among this season's biggest surprises and disappointments?

As the Redskins chase a division title and the Eagles chase a top pick, their meeting this week begs the question: Are they this season's biggest surprises and disappointments?

By Keith McMillan  |  07:00 AM ET, 12/20/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:40 PM ET, 12/19/2012

Griffin fined $10,000 for wearing Adidas apparel to postgame news conference

Rookie QB had been warned earlier in the season for covering Nike logo during pregame warmups.

By Mark Maske  |  05:40 PM ET, 12/19/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  adidas, Nike, Robert Griffin III

Posted at 05:14 PM ET, 12/19/2012

Redskins offensive linemen continue to defend Jordan Black over suspension

Redskins offensive linemen defend Jordan Black over suspension

By Mark Maske  |  05:14 PM ET, 12/19/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Jordan Black, Redskins suspensions

Posted at 05:06 PM ET, 12/19/2012

Redskins hopeful starting offensive line will be intact Sunday

Center Will Montgomery practices fully despite partially torn MCL and vows to play Sunday.

By Mark Maske  |  05:06 PM ET, 12/19/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  80 Greatest Redskins, Redskins offensive line

Posted at 04:57 PM ET, 12/19/2012

Alexander, Bowen limited by injuries in practice

Linebacker has an ailing shoulder and defensive end has a torn biceps tendon but both are planning to play through their injuries.

By Mark Maske  |  04:57 PM ET, 12/19/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Lorenzo Alexander, Stephen Bowen

Posted at 03:39 PM ET, 12/19/2012

Andy Reid: 2012 QB draft class could be best ever

This year's rookie QBs may one day rivalor surpass class of 1983

By Mike Jones  |  03:39 PM ET, 12/19/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Redskins-Eagles, Rookie quarterbacks

Posted at 03:18 PM ET, 12/19/2012

Mike Shanahan: Robert Griffin III not yet cleared to play Sunday

Doctors will continue monitoring knee sprain and if there are no setbacks, QB will be cleared later in the week.

By Mike Jones  |  03:18 PM ET, 12/19/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Redskins, Redskins injuries, Robert Griffin III

Posted at 02:09 PM ET, 12/19/2012

Robert Griffin III practices fully

Backup QB Kirk Cousins says it seems less likely he'll play Sunday against the Eagles.

By Mike Jones  |  02:09 PM ET, 12/19/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:37 PM ET, 12/19/2012

Montgomery, Griffin, Polumbus on the field

The injured players were all on the field as the Redskins opened practice Wednesday.

By Mike Jones  |  12:37 PM ET, 12/19/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Redskins injuries, Robert Griffin III, Tyler Polumbus, Will Montgomery

Posted at 12:31 PM ET, 12/19/2012

Redskins' chances of a playoff berth now stand at 71%

Division championship more likely than wild card because of Washington’s tiebreaker advantages.

By Brian Burke  |  12:31 PM ET, 12/19/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Insider Squared, Redskins, Redsklns playoffs

Posted at 11:22 AM ET, 12/19/2012

Redskins add LB Vic So'oto to roster, G Pat Boyle to practice squad

Linebacker Lorenzo Alexander suffered a stinger in last week's game against Cleveland

By Mike Jones  |  11:22 AM ET, 12/19/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Redskins, Redskins roster moves

Posted at 09:02 AM ET, 12/19/2012

Redskins get back to work with uncertainty looming on several fronts

Washington get back to work today, making preparations for Sunday's game at Philadelphia.

By Mike Jones  |  09:02 AM ET, 12/19/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Redskins-Eagles

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 12/19/2012

Could the offensive line be the Redskins' undoing?

After a season in which the offensive line has been an unexpected strength, does potentially heading into the final two games without three players worry you?

By Keith McMillan  |  07:00 AM ET, 12/19/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:56 PM ET, 12/18/2012

Redskins select G Kory Lichtensteiger for Ed Block Courage Award

Left guard has recovered from torn ACL and MCL in 2011 and started every game this season.

By Mike Jones  |  12:56 PM ET, 12/18/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Kory Lichtensteiger, Redskins

Posted at 12:09 PM ET, 12/18/2012

Redskins can clinch playoff berth this week with a win and some help

But NFC East crown would still be up for grabs in Week 17.

By Mike Jones  |  12:09 PM ET, 12/18/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  playoff chase, Redskins, Redskins playoffs

Posted at 11:41 AM ET, 12/18/2012

Mike Shanahan defends Pierre Garcon's football-spinning celebrations

Wide receiver was hit with taunting penalty Sunday.

By Mark Maske  |  11:41 AM ET, 12/18/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Pierre Garcon, Redskins

Posted at 09:00 AM ET, 12/18/2012

Redskins' progress is now evident, coach Mike Shanahan says

'Every game we go into now, we believe that we'll win,' coach says of team's revival.

By Mark Maske  |  09:00 AM ET, 12/18/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:10 AM ET, 12/18/2012

Which NFC East team is most likely to win the division?

With a Week 17 Redskins-Cowboys game potentially deciding it, which NFC East team will finish strongest and win the division?

By Keith McMillan  |  07:10 AM ET, 12/18/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Cowboys, Eagles, Giants, NFC East, NFC East first place, NFC standings, Opening kick, playoff chase, Redskins, Redskins vs. Eagles, Redskins-Eagles

Posted at 09:37 PM ET, 12/17/2012

Redskins linemen speak out for Jordan Black

Washington Redskins offensive linemen have taken to Twitter to defend suspended teammate Jordan Black.

By Mike Jones  |  09:37 PM ET, 12/17/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Jordan Black

Posted at 04:08 PM ET, 12/17/2012

Backup tackle Jordan Black suspended for use of performance enhancing drugs

The NFL announced Monday afternoon that Redskins tackle Jordan Black has been suspended for performance enhancing drugs.

By Mike Jones  |  04:08 PM ET, 12/17/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Jordan Black, Redskins

Posted at 03:28 PM ET, 12/17/2012

Robert Griffin III still day by day

No word yet on whether he'll play Sunday vs. Eagles

By Mark Maske  |  03:28 PM ET, 12/17/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:37 PM ET, 12/17/2012

Redskins announce playoff ticket plan

The Redskins announced Monday that season-ticket holders will be able to purchase tickets to the first round of the playoffs starting Thursday, Dec. 27.

By Mike Jones  |  12:37 PM ET, 12/17/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  NFL playoffs, playoff chase, Playoffs, Tickets

Posted at 10:55 AM ET, 12/17/2012

Five observations from the Redskins' win over the Browns

The Washington Redskins have won five straight and control their future in the NFC East.

By Mike Jones  |  10:55 AM ET, 12/17/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Five observations, Redskins, Redskins-Browns

Posted at 09:00 AM ET, 12/17/2012

Kirk Cousins, Robert Griffin III join rare company

With Kirk Cousins posting a victory in his first NFL start, and Robert Griffin III's victory in his NFL debut in New Orleans, the Redskins became the first team since 1983 to have two different rookie quarterbacks win their first career starts in the same season.

By Mike Jones  |  09:00 AM ET, 12/17/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 12/17/2012

Are you now convinced the Redskins are a complete team?

With Washington's fifth consecutive win coming with RGIII sidelined, are you convinced the Redskins are a well-rounded, formidable team?

By Keith McMillan  |  07:00 AM ET, 12/17/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:36 PM ET, 12/16/2012

Injuries suddenly piling up on Redskins' offensive line

Continuity threatened by Will Montgomery's sprained MCL, Tyler Polumbus's concussion.

By Mark Maske  |  07:36 PM ET, 12/16/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Offensive line, Redskins offensive line, Tyler Polumbus, Will Montgomery

Posted at 07:07 PM ET, 12/16/2012

Redskins gain share of first place with Giants

With their win over the Browns, and a loss by the New York Giants to the Atlanta Falcons, the Redskins gained a share of first place in the NFC East.

By Mike Jones  |  07:07 PM ET, 12/16/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  NFC East, NFL playoffs, playoff chase, Playoffs, Redskins-Browns

Posted at 06:43 PM ET, 12/16/2012

Leonard Hankerson records first two-touchdown game

A week after having what coaches described as his best game of the season, Leonard Hankerson recorded his first multiple-touchdown game.

By Mike Jones  |  06:43 PM ET, 12/16/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Leonard Hankerson

Posted at 05:56 PM ET, 12/16/2012

Alfred Morris reaches more rushing milestones

Alfred Morris tops the 1,300-yard mark, and sets Redskins rookie touchdown rushing record.

By Mike Jones  |  05:56 PM ET, 12/16/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Alfred Morris

Posted at 12:00 PM ET, 12/16/2012

Week 15: Redskins at Browns

Join the conversation in The Post's Redskins live blog for this afternoon's game against the Cleveland Browns.

By Gene Wang and Cindy Boren  |  12:00 PM ET, 12/16/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:50 AM ET, 12/16/2012

Robert Griffin III inactive, Rex Grossman to back up Kirk Cousins

Grossman will suit up for the first time this year.

By Mark Maske  |  11:50 AM ET, 12/16/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Robert Griffin III injjury, Robert Griffin III injury, Robery

Posted at 11:26 AM ET, 12/16/2012

Redskins-Browns: Game day notes

The Redskins go for their fifth consecutive victory against Cleveland today.

By Mike Jones  |  11:26 AM ET, 12/16/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Redskins-Browns

Posted at 09:45 PM ET, 12/15/2012

Kirk Cousins will start vs. Browns in place of injured Robert Griffin III (updated)

The rookie fourth-round pick will receive his first career start Sunday in place of Griffin, who one person said would not play because of his sprained right knee.

By Mike Jones and Mark Maske  |  09:45 PM ET, 12/15/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Kirk Cousins, Redskins quarterbacks, Redskins-Browns, Robert Griffin III injjury, Robert Griffin III injury

Posted at 11:00 AM ET, 12/15/2012

Leonard Hankerson looks to maintain consistency against Cleveland

Second-year receiver Leonard Hankerson looks to follow up his strong outing against Baltimore with another this weekend in Cleveland.

By Katie Carrera  |  11:00 AM ET, 12/15/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:00 AM ET, 12/15/2012

London Fletcher 'can't get caught up' in Cleveland homecoming

This weekend marks a homecoming for Redskins linebacker London Fletcher, but he's more worried about getting an all-important win.

By Katie Carrera  |  09:00 AM ET, 12/15/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:45 PM ET, 12/14/2012

Shanahan: Griffin still a game-time decision vs. Browns (updated)

Redskins coach Mike Shanahan said that quarterback Robert Griffin had his best practice of the week as he works his way back from a sprained LCL in his right knee.

By Mike Jones  |  01:45 PM ET, 12/14/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Robert Griffin III

Posted at 12:29 PM ET, 12/14/2012

Robert Griffin III practicing a third consecutive day

Robert Griffin III was on the practice field for a third consecutive day, and again appeared to make progress in his recovery from a sprained LCL in his right knee.

By Mike Jones  |  12:29 PM ET, 12/14/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Robert Griffin III

Posted at 10:46 AM ET, 12/14/2012

Redskins-Browns: Five storylines to follow

The Washington Redskins on Sunday take on the Cleveland Browns and look to extend their win streak to five games and take another step closer to the playoffs.

By Mike Jones  |  10:46 AM ET, 12/14/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Browns, Five storylines, NFL playoffs, Playoffs, Redskins-Browns, Robert Griffin III

Posted at 09:00 AM ET, 12/14/2012

Haslett: Young Browns coming into their own on offense

Part of the reason for the surge has been the improvement of the Browns' young offensive players, Redskins defensive coordinator Jim Haslett says.

By Mike Jones  |  09:00 AM ET, 12/14/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:11 PM ET, 12/13/2012

Kyle Shanahan: Whether Robert Griffin III faces Browns is "not really up to me"

Offensive coordinator talks about Robert Griffin II’s knee injury.

By Katie Carrera  |  05:11 PM ET, 12/13/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Kyle Shanahan, Offense, Redskins-Browns, Robert Griffin III

Posted at 04:47 PM ET, 12/13/2012

Browns defensive player to watch: CB Joe Haden

Friendly High product is a top play-maker for Cleveland on defense despite missing five games this season.

By Mark Maske  |  04:47 PM ET, 12/13/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Redskins, Redskins-Browns

Posted at 04:18 PM ET, 12/13/2012

Redskins divided about expanding NFL playoff field

London Fletcher likes things as is. Trent Williams thinks having more teams in the playoffs wouldn't cheapen the accomplishment.

By Mark Maske  |  04:18 PM ET, 12/13/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  NFL playoffs, Redskins

Posted at 03:35 PM ET, 12/13/2012

Browns offensive player to watch: QB Brandon Weeden

The 29-year-old rookie boasts a big arm and is only the third Browns player to throw for 3,000 yards since the franchise was revived in 1999.

By Mike Jones  |  03:35 PM ET, 12/13/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Redskins-Browns

Posted at 02:30 PM ET, 12/13/2012

Robert Griffin III's condition improves but he is still limited in practice

Coach Mike Shanahan unsure whether QB will be able to go full speed in practice

By Mike Jones  |  02:30 PM ET, 12/13/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Redskins, Robert Griffin III, Robert Griffin III injury

Posted at 12:17 PM ET, 12/13/2012

Robert Griffin III on the practice field a second straight day

Coach Mike Shanahan will update his status later Thursday

By Mike Jones  |  12:17 PM ET, 12/13/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Redskins, Robert Griffin III, Robert Griffin III injury

Posted at 09:00 AM ET, 12/13/2012

Robert Griffin III, Falcons game teach Kirk Cousins

Kirk Cousins came away from his action against Atlanta expecting to learn a great deal, and when called upon a second time this past Sunday, the rookie could tell that he had.

By Mike Jones  |  09:00 AM ET, 12/13/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:30 AM ET, 12/13/2012

Robert Griffin III doesn't believe his mobility makes him injury prone

Although his only significant has sustained this season came on plays where he ran, Robert Griffin III disagrees with the notion that he faces heightened chances of injury because of his mobility.

By Mike Jones  |  07:30 AM ET, 12/13/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:24 PM ET, 12/12/2012

Robert Griffin III talks about race

RGIII says he's reluctant to talk about race, religion and politics. But on Wednesday, he opened up about one of those topics.

By Dave Sheinin  |  05:24 PM ET, 12/12/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Robert Griffin III

Posted at 04:24 PM ET, 12/12/2012

Griffin has to prove on the practice field he's ready to play, Shanahan says

Redskins coach suggests he won't let his rookie QB talk his way onto the field Sunday in Cleveland if he doesn't first prove he's ready to play.

By Mark Maske  |  04:24 PM ET, 12/12/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Mike Shanahan, Robert Griffin III, Robert Griffin III injury

Posted at 04:01 PM ET, 12/12/2012

London Fletcher misses practice, Trent Williams limited

Garcon and Hall participate fully in Wednesday's practice.

By Mark Maske  |  04:01 PM ET, 12/12/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Injuries, London Fletcher, Trent Williams

Posted at 03:05 PM ET, 12/12/2012

Browns preparing for both Kirk Cousins and Robert Griffin III

Browns preparing to face either Robert Griffin III or Kirk Cousins

By Mark Maske  |  03:05 PM ET, 12/12/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Browns, Kirk Cousins, Redskins-Browns, Robert Griffin III

Posted at 02:14 PM ET, 12/12/2012

Robert Griffin III believes his chances of playing Sunday are improving

Quarterback Robert Griffin III is wearing a brace and believes his chances of playing against the Browns are improving.

By Mark Maske  |  02:14 PM ET, 12/12/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Redskins, Redskins quarterbacks, Robert Griffin III

Posted at 11:39 AM ET, 12/12/2012

Robert Griffin III is on the field warming up

QB limps slightly while walking

By Mike Jones  |  11:39 AM ET, 12/12/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:41 AM ET, 12/12/2012

Breaking down the Redskins' playoff chances

The Redskins' playoff chances have climbed to about 47 percent heading into the final three weeks of the season.

By Brian Burke  |  10:41 AM ET, 12/12/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Insider Squared, NFL playoffs, playoff chase, Statistical analysis, Stats

Posted at 07:27 AM ET, 12/12/2012

Are you worried about a letdown against the Browns?

Is this run feeling too good to be true? Some fans have worried that this game at Cleveland, perhaps with a backup QB starting, could be a Redskins letdown. Are you one of them?

By Keith McMillan  |  07:27 AM ET, 12/12/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Kirk Cousins, Opening kick, playoff chase, Redskins vs. Browns, Redskins-Browns, RGIII injury

Posted at 12:23 PM ET, 12/11/2012

Robert Griffin III not yet ruled out for this week, says source, contradicting WR Pierre Garcon

RGIII could play, despite receiver's comments to the contrary

By Mark Maske  |  12:23 PM ET, 12/11/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Redskins, Robert Griffin III injury

Posted at 10:43 AM ET, 12/11/2012

Mike Shanahan impressed with Richard Crawford's performance

He praises rookie's decisiveness on punt returns

By Mike Jones  |  10:43 AM ET, 12/11/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Redskins, Redskins special teams, Richard Crawford

Posted at 07:11 AM ET, 12/11/2012

Should the Redskins sit Griffin and play Cousins against the Browns?

If Robert Griffin's status is iffy before the Browns game, should the Redskins give him the rest he needs while handing the keys to Kirk Cousins?

By Keith McMillan  |  07:11 AM ET, 12/11/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Kirk Cousins, NFC standings, Opening kick, playoff chase, Redskins injuries, Redskins vs. Browns, Redskins-Browns, RGIII, RGIII injury

Posted at 04:14 PM ET, 12/10/2012

Shanahan not worried about Alfred Morris's fumbles

Team will practice stripping the ball from running back to help him with ball security

By Mike Jones  |  04:14 PM ET, 12/10/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Alfred Morris, Redskins, Redskins-Ravens

Posted at 04:03 PM ET, 12/10/2012

Fletcher, Williams, Hall emerge from Ravens game without setbacks

Redskins coach Mike Shanahan said that the team didn't emerge from Sunday's game against the Baltimore Ravens with any additional injuries other than Robert Griffin III's sprained right knee.

By Mike Jones  |  04:03 PM ET, 12/10/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  DeAngelo Hall, Injuries, London Fletcher, Redskins injuries

Posted at 03:07 PM ET, 12/10/2012

Shanahan: Robert Griffin III has 'mild LCL' sprain

Coach Mike Shanahan says the sprain is Grade 1 and he has not ruled out the rookie quarterback against the Browns this week.

By Mike Jones  |  03:07 PM ET, 12/10/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Robert Griffin III

Posted at 03:04 PM ET, 12/10/2012

Robert Griffin III injury: Shanahan says RGIII has a mild, Grade 1 sprain

Coach Mike Shanahan says the sprain is Grade 1 and he has not ruled the quarterback out against the Browns.

By Lenny Bernstein  |  03:04 PM ET, 12/10/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:13 PM ET, 12/10/2012

How bad is Robert Griffin III's injury? His status for Sunday remains unclear

The term "sprain" can mean a lot of things.

By Mark Maske  |  12:13 PM ET, 12/10/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Redskins, Robert Griffin III, Robert Griffin III injury

Posted at 11:14 AM ET, 12/10/2012

Five observations from the Redskins' win over the Ravens

The Redskins pulled off yet another victory to extend their win streak to four games and improve to 7-6.

By Mike Jones  |  11:14 AM ET, 12/10/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Five observations, Redskins, Redskins-Ravens

Posted at 09:00 AM ET, 12/10/2012

Redskins confident in Kirk Cousins if he must play next week

Teammates say they and backup will be ready for Cleveland Browns

By Mike Jones  |  09:00 AM ET, 12/10/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:16 AM ET, 12/10/2012

What were your emotions in the final two minutes of Redskins-Ravens?

The franchise quarterback's leg bent awkwardly. Then his backup rallied the team from behind to win in overtime. It was surely a wave of emotions for Redskins fans -- what were you feeling during it all?

By Keith McMillan  |  07:16 AM ET, 12/10/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Brandon Banks, draft, Kirk Cousins, playoff chase, Redskins injuries, Redskins vs. Ravens, Redskins-Ravens, RGIII, RGIII injury, Richard Crawford, Robert Griffin III injury

Posted at 09:18 PM ET, 12/09/2012

Redskins improve to 6-1 with Pierre Garcon in action

Another game, another significant impact and victory for wide receiver Pierre Garcon.

By Mike Jones  |  09:18 PM ET, 12/09/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Pierre Garcon

Posted at 09:12 PM ET, 12/09/2012

Redskins players say call on Ravens' fumble recovery could have gone either way

Reversal on instant-replay review gave possession to the Redskins for their game-tying drive.

By Mark Maske  |  09:12 PM ET, 12/09/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Niles Paul, Redskins-Ravens

Posted at 07:18 PM ET, 12/09/2012

Kai Forbath had a feeling game would come down to last-second field goal

The successful boot gave the Redskins their fourth consecutive victory and was Forbath's 14th straight field goal.

By Mike Jones  |  07:18 PM ET, 12/09/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Kai Forbath

Posted at 02:02 PM ET, 12/09/2012

Alfred Morris breaks Redskins rookie record for carries in a season

After breaking the franchise record for yards gained by a rookie in one season, Redskins running back Alfred Morris set the team mark Sunday for carries in a season by a rookie.

By Mike Jones  |  02:02 PM ET, 12/09/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Alfred Morris, Redskins-Ravens

Posted at 01:03 PM ET, 12/09/2012

Suggs inactive for Ravens

Terrell Suggs on Ravens' inactive list

By Mark Maske  |  01:03 PM ET, 12/09/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Redskins-Ravens

Posted at 12:00 PM ET, 12/09/2012

Week 14: Redskins vs. Ravens

Join the discussion as we break down today's game between the Redskins and Ravens.

By Gene Wang and Cindy Boren  |  12:00 PM ET, 12/09/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:48 AM ET, 12/09/2012

Fletcher, Hall, Williams all playing for Redskins vs. Ravens; Banks inactive

The Washington Redskins will have linebacker London Fletcher, left tackle Trent Williams and cornerback DeAngelo Hall on the field today.

By Mike Jones  |  11:48 AM ET, 12/09/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Redskins inactives, Redskins-Ravens

Posted at 11:04 AM ET, 12/09/2012

Redskins-Ravens: Game day notes

The Washington Redskins go for their fourth consecutive victory when they host the Baltimore Ravens.

By Mike Jones  |  11:04 AM ET, 12/09/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Game day notes, Redskins-Ravens

Posted at 11:00 AM ET, 12/08/2012

London Fletcher says there's 'no time to rest right now'

Linebacker plays on despite sprained ankle.

By Mark Maske  |  11:00 AM ET, 12/08/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:00 AM ET, 12/08/2012

Trent Williams preparing to face Terrell Suggs

Suggs, the reigning NFL defensive player of the year, is listed as questionable because of a torn bicep, but Williams isn't taking any chances.

By Mark Maske  |  09:00 AM ET, 12/08/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:48 PM ET, 12/07/2012

Redskins players against proposal to eliminate kickoffs

Under the proposal, the kickoff would be eliminated and the team that scores would be given the ball at its own 30-yard line for a 4th-and-15 play.

By Mark Maske  |  04:48 PM ET, 12/07/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Kickoffs

Posted at 02:54 PM ET, 12/07/2012

Will Montgomery fined $10,000 for kicking at Giants' Joseph (updated)

Redskins center says he will appeal.

By Mark Maske  |  02:54 PM ET, 12/07/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Linval Joseph, Will Montgomery

Posted at 02:06 PM ET, 12/07/2012

Shanahan hopeful Hall, Fletcher and Williams will play vs. Ravens

All three players will be listed as questionable against the Ravens.

By Mark Maske  |  02:06 PM ET, 12/07/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  DeAngelo Hall, London Fletcher, Quick hits, Trent Williams

Posted at 11:00 AM ET, 12/07/2012

Redskins-Ravens: Five storylines to follow

The Washington Redskins on Sunday host the Baltimore Ravens at 1 p.m. For the Redskins, it's a chance to pick up their fourth consecutive victory and improve to 7-6.

By Mike Jones  |  11:00 AM ET, 12/07/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Five storylines, Ravens, Redskins-Ravens

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 12/07/2012

Redskins vs. Ravens: Who ya got?

When the Ravens come to FedEx Field on Sunday to play the red-hot Redskins, who do you think will win?

By Keith McMillan  |  07:00 AM ET, 12/07/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:07 PM ET, 12/06/2012

Cornerback D.J. Johnson vying for time in Redskins' secondary

Size and experience give him the edge to replace Cedric Griffin as third cornerback

By Mike Jones  |  06:07 PM ET, 12/06/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  D.J. Johnson, defensive backs, Redskins, Redskins Roster

Posted at 04:08 PM ET, 12/06/2012

Ravens offensive player to watch: WR Torrey Smith

Speedy University of Maryland product gives Baltimore's receiving corps a big-play threat.

By Mark Maske  |  04:08 PM ET, 12/06/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Redskins-Ravens

Posted at 03:29 PM ET, 12/06/2012

DeAngelo Hall and Trent Williams practice, Fletcher still sidelined

Coach Mike Shanahan is cautious about starters' availability for Sunday's game.

By Mark Maske  |  03:29 PM ET, 12/06/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Redskins, Redskins injuries, Redskins-Ravens

Posted at 01:41 PM ET, 12/06/2012

Pierre Garcon's production increases despite lingering injury

Based on his last two performances, you'd never guess that Redskins wide receiver Pierre Garcon had anything wrong with him.

By Mike Jones  |  01:41 PM ET, 12/06/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Pierre Garcon

Posted at 12:53 PM ET, 12/06/2012

After getting well against NFC East, Redskins hope improved play carries over to non-division games

Their season was put back together with wins over the Eagles, Cowboys and Giants. Now matchups with the Ravens and Browns loom.

By Mark Maske  |  12:53 PM ET, 12/06/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Redskins-Ravens

Posted at 10:43 AM ET, 12/06/2012

Ravens defensive player to watch: S Ed Reed

One of the best safeties in the game, he remains an impact player at 34.

By Mike Jones  |  10:43 AM ET, 12/06/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Ravens, Redskins, Redskins-Ravens

Posted at 09:00 AM ET, 12/06/2012

Richard Crawford eager to show growth for Redskins

With cornerback Cedric Griffin banished for the final four games of the season for the use of performance enhancing drugs, the Redskins appear likely to turn to rookie Richard Crawford in their nickel packages.

By Mike Jones  |  09:00 AM ET, 12/06/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 12/06/2012

Ravens: Love 'em, hate 'em or indifferent?

Can Redskins fans really only support one NFL team, even if the Ravens are right in our backyard and in the other conference?

By Keith McMillan  |  07:00 AM ET, 12/06/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:47 PM ET, 12/05/2012

Redskins promote rookie T Tom Compton to 53-man roster

Rookie says his skills are greatly improved

By Mike Jones  |  06:47 PM ET, 12/05/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Redskins, Redskins offense, Redskins Roster, Redskins roster moves

Posted at 03:22 PM ET, 12/05/2012

Cedric Griffin is a good kid who "made a bad decision," Mike Shanahan says

Four-game suspension another blow to Washington's battered secondary

By Mark Maske  |  03:22 PM ET, 12/05/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Cedric Griffin, Redskins, Redskins Roster, Redskins suspensions

Posted at 02:47 PM ET, 12/05/2012

RGIII's jersey, cleats headed to Hall of Fame

The Redskins rookie's jersey and cleats from the victory Monday night over the Giants are headed to the Hall of Fame.

By Mark Maske  |  02:47 PM ET, 12/05/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Hall of Fame, RGIII, Robert Griffin III

Posted at 12:45 PM ET, 12/05/2012

RGIII is vastly outperforming his offensive line

Griffin's protection ranks only 28th in NFL

By Brian Burke  |  12:45 PM ET, 12/05/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:30 AM ET, 12/05/2012

Cedric Griffin was suspended for use of Adderall

Suspended cornerback Cedric Griffin received his punishment for a positive test involving the use of Adderall, according to a person with knowledge of the case.

By Mike Jones and Mark Maske  |  11:30 AM ET, 12/05/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Cedric Griffin

Posted at 10:00 AM ET, 12/05/2012

Robert Griffin III tied with Tom Brady for fewest INTs through 12 games

Through 12 games, Redskins QB Robert Griffin III continues to rank among the league's top quarterbacks statistically.

By Mike Jones  |  10:00 AM ET, 12/05/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:53 AM ET, 12/05/2012

Baltimore's John Harbaugh has followed Robert Griffin III from afar

Baltimore Coach John Harbaugh has followed Robert Griffin III from a distance for a while now.

By Mike Jones  |  07:53 AM ET, 12/05/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Redskins-Ravens, Robert Griffin III

Posted at 04:27 PM ET, 12/04/2012

DeAngelo Hall on crutches but expects to play Sunday

The Redskins cornerback showed up to his weekly radio appearance on 106.7 The Fan nursing an his ankle injury, but says he'll play Sunday.

By Mike Jones  |  04:27 PM ET, 12/04/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  DeAngelo Hall

Posted at 04:07 PM ET, 12/04/2012

Shanahan: Boost in confidence evident in Redskins' play

Redskins coach Mike Shanahan said winning streak has prompted a boost in confidence.

By Mike Jones  |  04:07 PM ET, 12/04/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Giants, Mike Shanahan, Quick hits, Redskins-Giants

Posted at 03:45 PM ET, 12/04/2012

Cedric Griffin suspended for use of performance enhancing drugs

Redskins secondary takes another hit

By Mike Jones  |  03:45 PM ET, 12/04/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Cedric Griffin

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

Many reasons for post-bye turnaround, Redskins players say

Team savors its three straight victories since season seemed lost at 3-6.

By Mark Maske  |  12:10 PM ET, 12/04/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  London Fletcher, Redskins turnaround

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

Redskins-Giants: Five observations from Washington's 17-16 victory

The Redskins continued their post-bye surge. It wasn't pretty, but they upset the defending champion New York Giants.

By Mike Jones  |  10:22 AM ET, 12/04/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Five observations, Redskins-Giants

Posted at 09:00 AM ET, 12/04/2012

London Fletcher says he and others toughed it out'

LB extends streak to 236 straight games. Williams, Garcon also played thru injuries.

By Mark Maske  |  09:00 AM ET, 12/04/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 12/04/2012

Who was the Redskins' unsung hero against the Giants?

RGIII, Garcon, Morris and Fletcher obviously excelled. Which bit-part players were key in beating the Giants by a point?

By Keith McMillan  |  07:00 AM ET, 12/04/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:48 AM ET, 12/04/2012

With straight faces (sort of), Redskins insist Griffin-to-Morgan touchdown wasn't a lucky play

It looked like a botched play and a major stroke of luck and it probably was. But Redskins aren't quite ready to admit it.

By Mike Jones  |  01:48 AM ET, 12/04/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Fumble to touchdown, Josh Morgan, Redskins-Giants, Robert Griffin III

Posted at 09:44 PM ET, 12/03/2012

Alfred Morris surpasses 1,000-yard rushing mark

Running back is closing in on Reggie Brooks's rookie rushing record.

By Mike Jones  |  09:44 PM ET, 12/03/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Alfred Morris, Redskins-Giants

Posted at 07:36 PM ET, 12/03/2012

London Fletcher, Trent Williams active for Redskins

London Fletcher, Trent Williams active for Redskins

By Mark Maske  |  07:36 PM ET, 12/03/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  London Fletcher, Redskins injuries, Trent Williams

Posted at 07:24 PM ET, 12/03/2012

Pierre Garcon loses a catch vs. Dallas, gains a rushing attempt

Wide receiver now is credited with four receptions and one rush.

By Mike Jones  |  07:24 PM ET, 12/03/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Pierre Garcon, Redskins, Robert Griffin III

Posted at 07:01 PM ET, 12/03/2012

Week 13: Redskins vs. Giants

Join the discussion as we break down tonight's game between the Redskins and Giants at FedEx Field.

By Katie Carrera and Cindy Boren  |  07:01 PM ET, 12/03/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:20 PM ET, 12/03/2012

Robert Griffin III's turn on big weekend for rookie quarterbacks

Redskins rookie star tries to keep pace with dramatic finishes by Luck, Wilson.

By Mark Maske  |  06:20 PM ET, 12/03/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Robert Griffin III

Posted at 02:29 PM ET, 12/03/2012

Redskins-Giants: Game day notes

Monday Night Football hasn't been kind to the Redskins, however. Washington hasn't won on Monday night since Sept. 17, 2007, when the Redskins topped Philadelphia 20-12.

By Mike Jones  |  02:29 PM ET, 12/03/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:30 AM ET, 12/03/2012

How productive will Garcon be?

Wide receiver's play has varied in his two games since returning to the lineup after missing four games with his toe injury.

By Mark Maske  |  11:30 AM ET, 12/03/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:40 AM ET, 12/03/2012

Washington Redskins vs. New York Giants: Five story lines to follow

Washington looks to extend its win streak to three games and continue their quest of reaching the playoffs.

By Mike Jones  |  09:40 AM ET, 12/03/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Five storylines, Redskins-Giants

Posted at 07:01 AM ET, 12/03/2012

Redskins vs. Giants on Monday night: What are you looking forward to most?

The Redskins face the Giants in a meaningful Monday Night Football game in December. What about this game are you anticipating, and who do you see winning and how?

By Keith McMillan  |  07:01 AM ET, 12/03/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:30 PM ET, 12/02/2012

Alfred Morris shows no signs of wearing down as 1,000-yard mark approaches

The Redskin’s Alfred Morris needs just 18 yards to become the team’s first 1,000-yard rusher since 2008.

By Mike Jones  |  02:30 PM ET, 12/02/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Alfred Morris

Posted at 08:32 PM ET, 12/01/2012

London Fletcher, Trent Williams are questionable for Giants game

The linebacker has a sprained ankle and the left tackle has a bruised thigh, but both appear likely to play Monday night in the NFC East showdown.

By Mark Maske  |  08:32 PM ET, 12/01/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  London Fletcher, Redskins injuries, Trent Williams

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 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 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 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 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 06:45 AM ET, 09/25/2012

Seahawks-Packers game ends with more NFL refs controversy

Replacement officials might have cost Green Bay a win on Monday night. The Redskins have had issues with the officiating as well, so the issue hits close to home.

By Keith McMillan  |  06:45 AM ET, 09/25/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Opening kick

Posted at 04:11 PM ET, 09/24/2012

LT Trent Williams is day to day, unclear whether he will play Sunday

Coach Mike Shanahan says Jordan Black played well in relief

By Mike Jones  |  04:11 PM ET, 09/24/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Redskins injuries, Redskins-Bengals, Robert Griffin III, Trent Williams

Posted at 04:52 PM ET, 09/12/2012

Robert Griffin III says attention, honors are result of collective effort

Redskins rookie was named NFC offensive player of the week earlier Wednesday.

By Mike Jones  |  04:52 PM ET, 09/12/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Robert Griffin III

Posted at 04:30 PM ET, 09/12/2012

Pierre Garcon misses practice with foot injury

Top wideout will try to practice Thursday before team determines whether he can play Sunday.

By Mark Maske  |  04:30 PM ET, 09/12/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Nick Sundberg, Pierre Garcon, Redskins injuries

 

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