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The Insider: January, 2013

Posted at 04:59 PM ET, 01/31/2013

Redskins increase the price of tickets, parking at FedEx Field

Ticket prices rise as much as 10 percent, parking fee hits $40.

By Mike Jones  |  04:59 PM ET, 01/31/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  parking prices, Redskins, Redskins ticket prices, ticket prices, Tickets

Posted at 05:46 PM ET, 01/30/2013

Special teams coach Danny Smith leaving for Pittsburgh Steelers

Other teams have long sought the Redskins' coordinator, who has coached for Washington since 2004.

By Mike Jones and Mark Maske  |  05:46 PM ET, 01/30/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Danny Smith, Redskins, Redskins special teams, special teams

Posted at 03:19 PM ET, 01/30/2013

WR Josh Morgan named Redskins' man of the year

Receiver says he was taught to give back

By Mike Jones  |  03:19 PM ET, 01/30/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Josh Morgan, Redskins, Redskins awards

Posted at 02:07 PM ET, 01/30/2013

Lorenzo Alexander, Ryan Kerrigan reflect on first Pro Bowl appearance

Linebackers name camaraderie as highlight of week in Hawaii.

By Mike Jones  |  02:07 PM ET, 01/30/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Lorenzo Alexander, Pro Bowl, Redskins, Ryan Kerrigan

Posted at 05:12 PM ET, 01/28/2013

Congress increases pressure on NFLPA over HGH blood-testing

House committee informs union that it intends to 'communicate directly' with players themselves.

By Mark Maske  |  05:12 PM ET, 01/28/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  HGH testing

Posted at 03:57 PM ET, 01/28/2013

NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell says Pro Bowl play 'improved'

Football's annual all-star game faces an uncertain future but commissioner praises players' "commitment" in this year's game.

By Mark Maske  |  03:57 PM ET, 01/28/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Pro Bowl, Roger Goodell

Posted at 12:54 PM ET, 01/28/2013

Nightclub owner charged in assault of Trent Williams

Michael Miske Jr. has a long criminal record.

By Mike Jones  |  12:54 PM ET, 01/28/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Pro Bowl altercation, Redskins, Trent Williams

Posted at 12:32 PM ET, 01/28/2013

Redskins' Danny Smith to interview for Steelers' special teams coaching job

Special teams coordinator granted persmission to talk to Steelers about same job. Smith is a Pittsburgh native.

By Mark Maske  |  12:32 PM ET, 01/28/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Danny Smith, Pittsburgh Steelers, special teams, Steelers

Posted at 11:22 AM ET, 01/28/2013

Lorenzo Alexander leads NFC team in tackles at Pro Bowl

London Fletcher had four tackles and Ryan Kerrigan had two.

By Mike Jones  |  11:22 AM ET, 01/28/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  London Fletcher, Lorenzo Alexander, Pro Bowl, Ryan Kerrigan, Trent Williams

Posted at 10:45 PM ET, 01/25/2013

Trent Williams assaulted in nightclub incident, requiring stitches

Washington Redskins left tackle Trent Williams was injured in an altercation in a Honolulu night club and as a result, received stitches and had to withdraw from the Pro Bowl, which will take place Sunday.

By Mike Jones and Mark Maske  |  10:45 PM ET, 01/25/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Trent Williams

Posted at 05:07 PM ET, 01/25/2013

Trent Williams pulls out of Pro Bowl with injury

Redskins left tackle Trent Williams will not appear in the Pro Bowl on Sunday, and instead will be replaced by Minnesota Vikings rookie tackle Matt Kalil, the Vikings announced.

By Mike Jones  |  05:07 PM ET, 01/25/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Trent Williams

Posted at 01:17 PM ET, 01/25/2013

Redskins season review: Special teams

Throughout the years, regardless of offensive or defensive struggles, special teams had been solid for the most part for Washington.

By Mike Jones  |  01:17 PM ET, 01/25/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  special teams

Posted at 01:27 PM ET, 01/24/2013

Redskins scouts lay groundwork for draft evaluations at Senior Bowl

The college football all-star game will give the team's player personnel officials a jump-start on the combine.

By Mike Jones  |  01:27 PM ET, 01/24/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  NFL draft, Senior Bowl

Posted at 11:05 AM ET, 01/24/2013

Fresno State safety Phillip Thomas on track to achieve NFL dream

After a successful career as a safety at Fresno State, Phillip Thomas is three months away from reaching his dream of playing for the NFL.

By Mike Jones  |  11:05 AM ET, 01/24/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  NFL draft, Senior Bowl

Posted at 09:00 AM ET, 01/24/2013

Small-school corners B.W. Webb, Robert Alford trying to display big-time game

Cornerbacks B.W. Webb and Robert Alford have done their best to show NFL talent evaluators they are capable of success on the next level.

By Mike Jones  |  09:00 AM ET, 01/24/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:43 PM ET, 01/23/2013

Michigan's Denard Robinson working to learn new positions

The Michigan standout is auditioning at positions other than quarterback in front of NFL scouts.

By Mike Jones  |  03:43 PM ET, 01/23/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  NFL draft, Senior Bowl

Posted at 02:54 PM ET, 01/23/2013

Sean Payton 'excited' and 'grateful' to be reinstated

New Orleans coach thanked NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell and members of his coaching staff who ran the team while he was suspended.

By Mike Jones  |  02:54 PM ET, 01/23/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  New Orleans Saints, Saints bounty scheme, Sean Payton

Posted at 01:36 PM ET, 01/23/2013

DeAngelo Hall has finger surgery

Cornerback expected to begin rehab in less than two months.

By Mike Jones  |  01:36 PM ET, 01/23/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  DeAngelo Hall, Redskins, Redskins injuries

Posted at 10:47 AM ET, 01/23/2013

Virginia OT Oday Aboushi looks to show he is a promising NFL prospect

An early invite to the Senior Bowl, Aboushi has been solid during this week's practices.

By Mike Jones  |  10:47 AM ET, 01/23/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  NFL draft, Redskins prospects, Senior Bowl

Posted at 09:32 AM ET, 01/23/2013

Senior Bowl: South practices notes and observations

The team's scouting department take notes on the Senior Bowl crop of cornerback and safeties.

By Mike Jones  |  09:32 AM ET, 01/23/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  NFL draft, Senior Bowl

Posted at 05:26 PM ET, 01/22/2013

Diversity group seeks expansion of NFL's Rooney Rule to cover coordinator jobs

No minority candidates were hired for eight head coaching or seven general manager vacancies recently filled by NFL teams.

By Mark Maske  |  05:26 PM ET, 01/22/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  NFL coaches, NFL diversity

Posted at 02:47 PM ET, 01/22/2013

Senior Bowl: North practice notes and observations

Some defensive backs and offensive linemen show potential to meet Redskins needs.

By Mike Jones  |  02:47 PM ET, 01/22/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  NFL draft, Redskins, Senior Bowl

Posted at 12:39 PM ET, 01/22/2013

USC safety T.J. McDonald: Lessons from father, Monte Kiffin provide head start

Son of 49ers safety Tim McDonald feels he has a head start.

By Mike Jones  |  12:39 PM ET, 01/22/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  NFL draft, Senior Bowl

Posted at 10:46 AM ET, 01/22/2013

J.J. Wilcox, late bloomer and NFL prospect, aims to display his potential

As he surveyed the talent around him during the first practices at the Senior Bowl on Monday, J.J. Wilcox almost didn't feel like it was real.

By Mike Jones  |  10:46 AM ET, 01/22/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  NFL draft, Senior Bowl

Posted at 07:21 PM ET, 01/20/2013

London Fletcher, Ryan Kerrigan will make Pro Bowl appearances

49ers victory Sunday leaves two NFC linebacker spots open

By Mike Jones  |  07:21 PM ET, 01/20/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Redskins Pro Bowlers

Posted at 09:16 AM ET, 01/19/2013

Redskins receiver Josh Morgan has surgery on right leg

Washington Redskins wide receiver Josh Morgan had surgery on his lower right leg on Friday.

By Mike Jones  |  09:16 AM ET, 01/19/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  injury updates, Josh Morgan

Posted at 06:02 PM ET, 01/18/2013

Update: Chicago opts for Mel Tucker for defensive coordinator after scheduling interview with Raheem Morris

Bears hireTucker but

By Mike Jones  |  06:02 PM ET, 01/18/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:45 PM ET, 01/18/2013

Browns hire Ray Horton as defensive coordinator

Ray Horton gets Browns defensive coordinator job, for which Raheem Morris was scheduled to interview.

By Mike Jones  |  04:45 PM ET, 01/18/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:43 PM ET, 01/18/2013

Manti Te'o: NFL draft analysts say it's too early to tell how hoax will affect his standing

Of the many questions raised by the bizarre incident involving Manti Te'o, one centers on how it will impact the Notre Dame linebacker's draft stock.

By Mike Jones  |  01:43 PM ET, 01/18/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  NFL draft

Posted at 11:43 AM ET, 01/17/2013

Ike Hilliard leaving Redskins for receivers coach position with Buffalo

Hilliard will work for new Bills offensive coordinator Nathaniel Hackett, who served as an assistant in Tampa Bay from 2006-07 while Hilliard played there.

By Mike Jones  |  11:43 AM ET, 01/17/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Ike Hilliard, Redskins, Redskins coaches

Posted at 08:23 PM ET, 01/16/2013

Raheem Morris to interview with Browns

Redskins defensive backs coach and former Buccaneers head coach Raheem Morris is interviewing to be the Cleveland Browns defensive coordinator.

By Keith McMillan  |  08:23 PM ET, 01/16/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Cleveland Browns, defensive backs, Raheem Morris

Posted at 01:23 PM ET, 01/16/2013

Redskins' draft: Mel Kiper sees safeties, corner, tackles within Washington's reach

Washington's first pick is the 22nd choice of the second round.

By Mike Jones  |  01:23 PM ET, 01/16/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  NFL draft, Redskins

Posted at 11:46 AM ET, 01/16/2013

Redskins Season Review: Offense

The unit was highly productive but Robert Griffin III's injury clouds accomplishments.

By Mark Maske  |  11:46 AM ET, 01/16/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Redskins 2012, Redskins offense, Season in review

Posted at 01:09 PM ET, 01/14/2013

Robert Griffin, Alfred Morris, London Fletcher honored

Griffin was named Pro Football Weekly/Pro Football Writers of America Rookie of the Year and NFL offensive rookie of the year.

By Mike Jones  |  01:09 PM ET, 01/14/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Alfred Morris, London Fletcher, Redskin awards, Redskins, Robert Griffin III

Posted at 12:36 PM ET, 01/14/2013

Redskins season review: The defense

The unit was expected to be the team's strength, but struggled badly over the first half of the season before showing improvement after the bye.

By Mike Jones  |  12:36 PM ET, 01/14/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Redskins, Redskins defense, Redskins review

Posted at 03:33 PM ET, 01/12/2013

Roger Goodell satisfied with Redskins' handling of Robert Griffin III injury

"It was a medical decision and that's what we want it to be," the NFL commissioner said Saturday in Denver.

By Rick Maese  |  03:33 PM ET, 01/12/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  RGIII, RGIII injury, Roger Goodell

Posted at 04:12 PM ET, 01/11/2013

Trent Williams fined for altercation with Richard Sherman

Redskins left tackle Trent Williams received a $7,875 fine for striking Seattle cornerback Richard Sherman in the face at the end of his team's playoff loss to the Seahawks on Sunday, a league source confirmed.

By Mike Jones  |  04:12 PM ET, 01/11/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Trent Williams

Posted at 11:59 AM ET, 01/11/2013

NFLPA decides not to initiate formal inquiry of Robert Griffin III's injury

The union could have demanded an investigation by independent physicians under the collective bargaining agreement

By Mark Maske  |  11:59 AM ET, 01/11/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Redskins, Robert Griffin III knee injury

Posted at 10:47 AM ET, 01/11/2013

Joe Jacoby misses finalists cut for Pro Football Hall of Fame's 2013 class

LB Dave Robinson is a senior nominee

By Mike Jones  |  10:47 AM ET, 01/11/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Joe Jacoby, Pro Football Hall of Fame, Redskins

Posted at 08:37 PM ET, 01/10/2013

RGIII's former surgeon says QB could return for start of 2013 season

Orthopedic surgeon who performed reconstructive surgery on Robert Griffin III's right knee in 2009 predicts full return to form.

By Dave Sheinin  |  08:37 PM ET, 01/10/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Robert Griffin III

Posted at 07:30 PM ET, 01/10/2013

NFLPA nears decision on demanding investigation of Robert Griffin III's injury

The union has been gathering information and has the right under the collective bargaining agreement to initiate a review by independent doctors.

By Mark Maske  |  07:30 PM ET, 01/10/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Redskins, Robert Griffin III knee injury

Posted at 03:12 PM ET, 01/10/2013

Tim Hightower empathizes with Robert Griffin III

Injured former Redskins running back watched with anguish as Griffin went down

By Mike Jones  |  03:12 PM ET, 01/10/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Redskins, Robert Griffin III, Robert Griffin III injury, Tim Hightower

Posted at 12:44 PM ET, 01/10/2013

James Andrews: 55 percent of RBs still playing in NFL after ACL surgery

Andrews said Robert Griffin III was waiting to begin rehab this morning.

By Mike Jones  |  12:44 PM ET, 01/10/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Redskins wide receivers, Robert Griffin III, Robert Griffin III injury

Posted at 10:52 AM ET, 01/10/2013

Robert Griffin III says first quarter spill 'scared' him

QB told left tackle Trent Williams that he tweaked his injured right knee in the first quarter.

By Mike Jones  |  10:52 AM ET, 01/10/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Redskins, Robert Griffin III, Robert Griiffin III injury

Posted at 03:25 PM ET, 01/09/2013

Robert Griffin's ACL reconstructed again, LCL repaired, surgeon says

James Andrews says he hopes Griffin will be ready for start of 2013 season

By Mike Jones  |  03:25 PM ET, 01/09/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Robert Griffin III, Robert Griffin III surgery

Posted at 02:08 PM ET, 01/09/2013

Robert Griffin III out of surgery to repair two ligaments in his right knee

Rehab could be lengthy, experts say

By Mike Jones, Mark Maske and Dave Sheinin  |  02:08 PM ET, 01/09/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Redskins, Robert Griffin III, Robert Griffin III surgery

Posted at 12:21 PM ET, 01/09/2013

Robert Griffin III surgery is underway as of 7 a.m.

Source says orthopedic surgeon James Andrews repaired the Redskins QB’s lateral collateral and anterior cruciate ligaments.

By Mark Maske  |  12:21 PM ET, 01/09/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Robert Griffin III, Robert Griffin III injury

Posted at 04:42 PM ET, 01/08/2013

Robert Griffin III's knee exam continues

Nature of tests is unclear

By Mike Jones  |  04:42 PM ET, 01/08/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Redskins, Robert Griffin III, Robert Griffin III injury

Posted at 12:55 PM ET, 01/08/2013

Mike Shanahan waiting to make decisions on coaching staff

No requests yet from other teams to interview Washington staff, Shanahan says

By Mike Jones  |  12:55 PM ET, 01/08/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Coaching staff, Redskins, Redskins coaches

Posted at 12:11 PM ET, 01/08/2013

Redskins sign six players to futures contracts [updated]

Washington controls their rights through the offseason, and the players will be able to take part in OTAs.

By Mike Jones  |  12:11 PM ET, 01/08/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Redskins Roster, Redskins roster moves

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 01/08/2013

James Andrews backs' Shanahan's account of Griffin's re-entry of Baltimore game

Orthopedic surgeon James Andrews said on Monday that Coach Mike Shanahan did not fabricate a sideline conversation with him about RGIII's knee during the Baltimore game.

By Mike Jones  |  07:00 AM ET, 01/08/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:21 PM ET, 01/07/2013

Mike Shanahan suggests Redskins not done with salary cap case

"We're still involved in it, " the coach says. But others doubt Redskins will regain any of their lost cap space.

By Mark Maske  |  07:21 PM ET, 01/07/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Redskins salary cap case

Posted at 06:18 PM ET, 01/07/2013

Redskins say progress was made, even with disappointing ending

Playoff loss, injury to Robert Griffin III cloud accomplishments as season wraps up.

By Mark Maske  |  06:18 PM ET, 01/07/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Redskins-Seahawks

Posted at 05:17 PM ET, 01/07/2013

Robert Griffin III has partial tears of ACL and LCL, MRI suggests

Team hopes additional tests will clear up whether results merely show effects of previous injuries

By Mark Maske and Mike Jones  |  05:17 PM ET, 01/07/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:49 PM ET, 01/07/2013

Sav Rocca to have surgery; Pierre Garcon to seek multiple opinions

Punter will have operation and rehab in native Australia

By Mike Jones  |  04:49 PM ET, 01/07/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  injury updates, Pierre Garcon, Redskins, Redskins injuries, Sav Rocca

Posted at 03:33 PM ET, 01/07/2013

Robert Griffin III to undergo more tests on injured right knee

Extent of knee injury unclear on MRI, Coach Mike Shanahan says

By Mark Maske  |  03:33 PM ET, 01/07/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Redskins, Robert Griffin III, Robert Griffin III injury

Posted at 01:53 PM ET, 01/07/2013

Kory Lichtensteiger says trying to play Sunday was probably a mistake

Guard started Seahawks game on a sprained left ankle but left during the Redskins' first offensive series.

By Mark Maske  |  01:53 PM ET, 01/07/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Kory Lichtensteiger, Redskins injuries

Posted at 01:22 PM ET, 01/07/2013

DeAngelo Hall willing to discuss reworking contract to remain with Redskins

Free agents-to-be Kory Lichtensteiger, Lorenzo Alexander also say they want to be back next season.

By Mark Maske and Mike Jones  |  01:22 PM ET, 01/07/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  DeAngelo Hall, Kory Lichtensteiger, Lorenzo Alexander, Redskins offseason, Redskins Roster, Redskins' free agents

Posted at 12:03 PM ET, 01/07/2013

Redskins have decisions to make about players with expiring contracts

Team must determine future of 18 potential free agents

By Mike Jones  |  12:03 PM ET, 01/07/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  free agency, Offseason moves, Redskins, Redskins' free agents

Posted at 10:06 AM ET, 01/07/2013

Five observations from the Redskins' season-ending loss to the Seahawks

The Washington Redskins this morning will clean out their locker rooms and scatter to their offseason homes while their coaches and the team's front office officials assess their season and turn their attention to improving this team.

By Mike Jones  |  10:06 AM ET, 01/07/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Five observations

Posted at 06:00 AM ET, 01/07/2013

Redskins' loss, Robert Griffin III's injury leave so many questions

The abrupt end to the Redskins' season, and the Robert Griffin III injury, leaves fans with so many questions.

By Keith McMillan  |  06:00 AM ET, 01/07/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:11 PM ET, 01/06/2013

Seahawks quickly recognized Robert Griffin III's diminished abilities

Seahawks knew QB couldn't hurt them with his running ability.

By Mike Jones  |  11:11 PM ET, 01/06/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Redskins-Seahawks, Robert Griffin III

Posted at 11:03 PM ET, 01/06/2013

London Fletcher uncertain about his future

Team's leading tackler will take some time before deciding whether to return for a 16th NFL season

By Mike Jones  |  11:03 PM ET, 01/06/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  London Fletcher, Redskins

Posted at 10:55 PM ET, 01/06/2013

Trent Williams takes blame for altercation with Richard Sherman

Lineman says intensity of playoff game got the better of him.

By Mike Jones  |  10:55 PM ET, 01/06/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Redskins-Seahawks, Trent Williams

Posted at 03:29 PM ET, 01/06/2013

Kory Lichtensteiger will play against Seahawks; Rex Grossman inactive

Quarterback Robert Griffin III is wearing a less bulky brace than he has for recent games.

By Mike Jones  |  03:29 PM ET, 01/06/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Redskins-Seahawks, Rerdskins

Posted at 02:11 PM ET, 01/06/2013

Redskins-Seahawks: Game day notes

The Redskins today host their first playoff game since 1999, against the Seattle Seahawks.

By Mike Jones  |  02:11 PM ET, 01/06/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Redskins-Seahawks

Posted at 10:48 AM ET, 01/06/2013

NFL Playoffs: Seahawks vs. Redskins

Join the discussion as we cover the wild-card playoff game between the Seattle Seahawks and Washington Redskins.

By Barry Svrluga and Cindy Boren  |  10:48 AM ET, 01/06/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Live coverage, Redskins, Seahawks

Posted at 11:02 PM ET, 01/05/2013

Redskins-Seahawks winner will play Atlanta Falcons next Sunday at 1 p.m.

The Packers' first-round playoff victory over the Vikings means either Washington or Seattle will travel to Atlanta next weekend to play for a spot in the NFC championship.

By Mark Maske  |  11:02 PM ET, 01/05/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  NFL playoffs, Redskins-Seahawks

Posted at 10:46 AM ET, 01/05/2013

Redskins prepared for Seattle's talented special teams units

Washington Redskins coach Mike Jones expects that special teams could play a major role in determining the winner of Sunday's NFC Wild Card meeting between his team and the Seattle Seahawks, who excel both in kickoff returns and coverage.

By Mike Jones  |  10:46 AM ET, 01/05/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Redskins-Seahawks

Posted at 04:09 PM ET, 01/04/2013

Sav Rocca fined for facemask tackle against Dallas

Redskins punter Sav Rocca has been fined $7,875 for a face-mask tackle made while in punt coverage against the Dallas Cowboys.

By Mike Jones  |  04:09 PM ET, 01/04/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Sav Rocca

Posted at 03:32 PM ET, 01/04/2013

Redskins activate CB Cedric Griffin

The Redskins on Friday activated cornerback Cedric Griffin, who is eligible to return after serving a four-game suspension for violating the NFL's substance-abuse policy.

By Barry Svrluga  |  03:32 PM ET, 01/04/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Cedric Griffin, D.J. Johnson

Posted at 02:54 PM ET, 01/04/2013

Josh LeRibeus prepares to sub for Kory Lichtensteiger

Josh LeRibeus says he's ready to fill in at left guard if necessary.

By Barry Svrluga  |  02:54 PM ET, 01/04/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  josh leribeus, Kory Lichtensteiger

Posted at 01:33 PM ET, 01/04/2013

Redskins receivers ready for Seahawks big defensive backs

When the Redskins face the Seattle Seahawks on Sunday, their wide receivers will find themselves matched up with the biggest defensive backs unit that they have faced all year.

By Mike Jones  |  01:33 PM ET, 01/04/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Redskins-Seahawks

Posted at 12:44 PM ET, 01/04/2013

Kory Lichtensteiger still appears hobbled

Washington Redskins starting left guard Kory Lichtensteiger again was an observer as the Redskins began practice Friday.

By Mike Jones  |  12:44 PM ET, 01/04/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Kory Lichtensteiger, Practice reports

Posted at 10:01 AM ET, 01/04/2013

Redskins-Seahawks: Five storylines to follow

It's almost that time. The Washington Redskins on Sunday will make their long-awaited return to the playoffs, hosting the Seattle Seahawks at 4:30 p.m.

By Mike Jones  |  10:01 AM ET, 01/04/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Redskins-Seahawks

Posted at 04:14 PM ET, 01/03/2013

Kyle Shanahan 'definitely' interested in head coach gigs; Jim Haslett expects Super Bowl ring in Washington

Redskins coordinators' careers may be headed in different directions

By Mike Jones  |  04:14 PM ET, 01/03/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Coaching vacancies, Jim Haslett, Kyle Shanahan, Redskins coordinators

Posted at 02:59 PM ET, 01/03/2013

Sunday status of LG Kory Lichtensteiger still unclear

Gomes limited, Fletcher, Cousins practice

By Mike Jones  |  02:59 PM ET, 01/03/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Kory Lichtensteiger, Redskins, Redskins-Seahawks

Posted at 02:13 PM ET, 01/03/2013

Seahawks defensive player to watch: CB Richard Sherman

A second-year pro, Sherman leads the Seahawks with eight interceptions and 24 pass breakups.

By Mike Jones  |  02:13 PM ET, 01/03/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Redskins-Seahawks

Posted at 01:55 PM ET, 01/03/2013

Redskins practice bubble comes in handy for different reason

Practicing indoors means fewer players looking for onfield heaters, coach Mike Shanahan says.

By Mike Jones  |  01:55 PM ET, 01/03/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Redskins, Redskins practice bubble, Redskins-Seahawks

Posted at 01:02 PM ET, 01/03/2013

Seahawks offensive player to watch: RB Marshawn Lynch

The NFL's third-leading rusher ran for 1,590 yards and 11 touchdowns this season.

By Mike Jones  |  01:02 PM ET, 01/03/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Redskins, Redskins-Seahawks

Posted at 12:26 PM ET, 01/03/2013

Kirk Cousins returns to practice; Kory Lichtensteiger, D.J. Johnson watching

Fletcher, Gomes in limited workouts.

By Mike Jones  |  12:26 PM ET, 01/03/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Practice reports, Redskins, Redskins injuries

Posted at 11:26 AM ET, 01/03/2013

London Fletcher named NFC Defensive Player of the Month

Ageless linebacker had a career-high five interceptions this season.

By Mike Jones  |  11:26 AM ET, 01/03/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  London Fletcher, London Fletcher honored, Redskins

Posted at 09:00 AM ET, 01/03/2013

Seahawks get CB Brandon Browner back vs. Redskins

When Seattle's secondary hits the field Sunday to take on Robert Griffin III and the Redskins offense, they'll have an extra weapon at their disposal.

By Rick Maese  |  09:00 AM ET, 01/03/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:46 AM ET, 01/03/2013

Redskins vs. Seahawks: Which fan base should be more confident?

The Redskins and Seahawks haven't been the most successful franchises in the NFL of late, but both fanbases have reason to believe.

By Keith McMillan  |  07:46 AM ET, 01/03/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Opening kick, Redskins vs. Seahawks, Redskins-Seahawks, Seattle

Posted at 05:34 PM ET, 01/02/2013

Arizona Cardinals to interview Redskins Morocco Brown for general manager position

Washington Redskins Director of Player Personnel Morocco Brown has emerged as a candidate for the Arizona Cardinals' vacant general manager position, and will interview with the team, a person with knowledge of the situation confirmed.

By Mike Jones  |  05:34 PM ET, 01/02/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Morocco Brown

Posted at 05:15 PM ET, 01/02/2013

LG Kory Lichtensteiger hopes to play Sunday for Redskins vs. Seahawks

Left guard Kory Lichtensteiger missed Wednesday's practice with a sprained left ankle, but remained hopeful that he could play Sunday

By Mike Jones  |  05:15 PM ET, 01/02/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  injury updates

Posted at 04:13 PM ET, 01/02/2013

Redskins-Seahawks tickets become available following player returns

The Redskins announced Wednesday afternoon that some tickets have become available for Sunday's NFC Wild Card playoff game against the Seattle Seahawks after player ticket returns.

By Mike Jones  |  04:13 PM ET, 01/02/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Redskins-Seahawks

Posted at 04:11 PM ET, 01/02/2013

'Just another day at the office' for Alfred Morris, Redskins' other star rookie

'Just another day at the office' for Alfred Morris, Redskins' other star rookie

By Adam Kilgore  |  04:11 PM ET, 01/02/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Alfred Morris, Redskins

Posted at 03:38 PM ET, 01/02/2013

Robert Griffin III expects to continue wearing brace

Griffin expects to continue wearing brace

By Barry Svrluga  |  03:38 PM ET, 01/02/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:36 PM ET, 01/02/2013

Cedric Griffin 'grateful' Redskins are giving him a second chance

Cornerback Cedric Griffin on Wednesday returned to practice following his four-game suspension for the use of performance enhancing drugs, and while admitting that he embarrassed himself, the seven-year veteran added that he aims to play Sunday and contribute to an eighth straight win for the Redskins.

By Mike Jones  |  03:36 PM ET, 01/02/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Cedric Griffin

Posted at 03:05 PM ET, 01/02/2013

Backup QB Kirk Cousins has the flu, misses practice

Guard Kory Lichtensteiger and linebacker London Fletcher are also on the sideline

By Mike Jones  |  03:05 PM ET, 01/02/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Kirk Cousins, Redskins, Redskins injuries, Redskins-Seahawks

Posted at 01:57 PM ET, 01/02/2013

Alfred Morris's impact on Redskins' offense may be less than it seems

Rookie's stellar season depended on innovative scheme and offensive line

By Brian Burke  |  01:57 PM ET, 01/02/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Alfred Morris, Insider Squared, Redskins, Redskins offense

Posted at 12:07 PM ET, 01/02/2013

Cedric Griffin back on field as practice begins; Lichtensteiger, Fletcher watching

Cornerback Cedric Griffin was back on the practice field Wednesday, as coach Mike Shanahan said on Monday that he expected him to be.

By Mike Jones  |  12:07 PM ET, 01/02/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Practice reports

Posted at 11:19 AM ET, 01/02/2013

Alfred Morris named NFC Offensive Player of the Week

Redskins running back Alfred Morris earned NFC Offensive Player of the Week honors following his performance against the Cowboys, the NFL announced Wednesday morning.

By Mike Jones  |  11:19 AM ET, 01/02/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Alfred Morris

Posted at 10:41 AM ET, 01/02/2013

Robert Griffin III sets two NFL rookie passing records

Redskins' star sets rookie marks for Griffin sets more rookie records for passer rating and for percentage of passes intercepted in a season.

By Mike Jones  |  10:41 AM ET, 01/02/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Robert Griffin III

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 01/02/2013

How did the Redskins get here, and can they beat the Seahawks?

NFC East blogger Jimmy Kempski joins Opening Kick to help figure out what got the Redskins this far and how they match up with the Seahawks.

By Keith McMillan  |  07:00 AM ET, 01/02/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:57 PM ET, 01/01/2013

Jim Haslett could draw interest for NFL head coach opening

The Redskins' defensive coordinator has earned praise for holding the unit together and finding ways for it to contribute to the team's current seven-game winning streak.

By Mark Maske  |  04:57 PM ET, 01/01/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Jim Haslett

Posted at 03:51 PM ET, 01/01/2013

Josh Wilson offers opponent's perspective from Washington's last postseason game

The last time Washington was in the playoffs, current Redskin Josh Wilson was a rookie cornerback for Sunday's opponent, the Seattle Seahawks.

By Mike Jones  |  03:51 PM ET, 01/01/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Redskins-Seahawks

Posted at 01:00 PM ET, 01/01/2013

Josh LeRibeus draws praise for strong relief effort for Redskins

If left guard Kory Lichtensteiger's ankle sprain happens to suffer a setback, the Redskins have confidence in rookie Josh LeRibeus.

By Mike Jones  |  01:00 PM ET, 01/01/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:27 AM ET, 01/01/2013

Shortcomings in Denver made NFC East title special for Mike Shanahan

The Washington Redskins on Sunday will participate in their first playoff game since 2007. But for Mike Shanahan, the game will mark his first of the postseason since 2005.

By Mike Jones  |  11:27 AM ET, 01/01/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Coach Mike Shanahan

 

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