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The Insider: August, 2013

Posted at 05:57 PM ET, 08/31/2013

A closer look at the Redskins’ initial 53-man roster for 2013 season

Breaking down each position at the end of an interesting cut day.

By Mike Jones  |  05:57 PM ET, 08/31/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  53-man roster, Roster

Posted at 05:06 PM ET, 08/31/2013

Redskins decide to keep Pat White on roster

It's not clear how permanent the quarterback's roster spot is but the team does not intend to part with him today, a person familiar with the situation said.

By Mark Maske and Mike Jones  |  05:06 PM ET, 08/31/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Pat White, Redskins quarterbacks

Posted at 02:24 PM ET, 08/31/2013

Redskins cuts: Tony Pashos, DeJon Gomes, Chase Minnifield among them

The Redskins are releasing players to meet the league-mandated roster limit of 53 players by 6 p.m.

By Mike Jones  |  02:24 PM ET, 08/31/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  53-man roster, Chase Minnifield, cuts, DeJon Gomes, Jawan Jamsion, keiland williams, Roster, Roster cuts, Tony Pashos, Xavier Nixon

Posted at 12:40 PM ET, 08/31/2013

Tanard Jackson eligible for reinstatement, but no immediate action by NFL

Redskins safety was suspended a year ago and is eligible for reinstatement beginning today.

By Mark Maske  |  12:40 PM ET, 08/31/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Safeties, suspensions, Tanard Jackson

Posted at 04:47 PM ET, 08/30/2013

Andrews denies Shanahan’s claims of lingering concern over Griffin’s knee

A day after Redskins coach Mike Shanahan said that orthopedic surgeon James Andrews cleared Robert Griffin III for action but not without some lingering concerns, Andrews denied such claims.

By Mike Jones  |  04:47 PM ET, 08/30/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Injuries, James Andrews, Mike Shanahan, Robert Griffin III

Posted at 04:23 PM ET, 08/30/2013

Who’s in, who’s out, who’s on the bubble as Redskins’ roster cuts loom

Team must be down to 53 players Saturday and some interesting decisions remain.

By Mark Maske  |  04:23 PM ET, 08/30/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  53-man roster, cuts, preseason, Roster

Posted at 12:47 PM ET, 08/30/2013

Redskins’ 53-man roster: Your final guesses

Let's take one last crack at it before the final cuts begin to roll in

By Keith McMillan  |  12:47 PM ET, 08/30/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  53-man roster, cuts, preseason, Roster, roster projections

Posted at 10:32 AM ET, 08/30/2013

Meriweather hopeful he’ll be allowed to play in opener

Safety plays first half of preseason finale but doesn't have an impact on the game.

By Mark Maske  |  10:32 AM ET, 08/30/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Brandon Meriweather, preseason, Safeties

Posted at 09:01 AM ET, 08/30/2013

‘I definitely want to continue playing the game,’ Pat White says

Quarterback hopes his bid to return to the NFL didn't end with Redskins' preseason finale.

By Mark Maske  |  09:01 AM ET, 08/30/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Pat White, preseason, Quarterbacks, Roster

Posted at 07:32 AM ET, 08/30/2013

Evan Royster has ‘no idea’ if his performance in finale was enough to make roster

Running back runs for 59 yards and a touchdown against the Buccaneers.

By Mark Maske  |  07:32 AM ET, 08/30/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Evan Royster, preseason, Roster, Running backs

Posted at 06:02 AM ET, 08/30/2013

Five observations from the Redskins’ preseason finale

The Washington Redskins got some answers in some areas as they closed out the preseason with 4-0 record following a 30-12 win over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers Thursday night at Raymond James Stadium.

By Mike Jones  |  06:02 AM ET, 08/30/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bacarri Rambo, Brandon Meriweather, Chris Thompson, David Amerson, Evan Royster, observations, preseason, Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Posted at 12:00 AM ET, 08/30/2013

Chris Thompson makes strong bid for punt returner job

Rookie dazzles with 69-yard touchdown.

By Mark Maske  |  12:00 AM ET, 08/30/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Chris Thompson, preseason, special teams

Posted at 06:36 PM ET, 08/29/2013

Andrews watches Griffin’s workout before preseason finale

Orthopedist's final clearance of quarterback's knee for opener pending.

By Mark Maske  |  06:36 PM ET, 08/29/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Injuries, James Andrews, Mike Shanahan, preseason, Robert Griffin III

Posted at 06:00 PM ET, 08/29/2013

Redskins vs. Buccaneers open thread: Preseason finale

Here's your place to talk throughout the game, with live stats, information on how to tune, rosters and relevant links.

By Keith McMillan  |  06:00 PM ET, 08/29/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Open thread, preseason, Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Posted at 09:02 AM ET, 08/29/2013

Jim Haslett remains high on rookie defensive backs

With three preseason games worth of film on his pair of rookie defensive backs, cornerback David Amerson and free safety Bacarri Rambo, Redskins defensive coordinator Jim Haslett remains encouraged.

By Mike Jones  |  09:02 AM ET, 08/29/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bacarri Rambo, David Amerson, defensive backs, Jim Haslett

Posted at 07:01 AM ET, 08/29/2013

Redskins vs. Buccaneers: Five story lines to follow in the preseason finale

Although the game will not feature many household names, intrigue remains at least for the diehards.

By Mike Jones  |  07:01 AM ET, 08/29/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Brandon Meriweather, Chris Thompson, Evan Royster, Jerome Murphy, jose gumbs, keiland williams, Nick Barnett, story lines, Storylines

Posted at 02:47 PM ET, 08/28/2013

Nick Barnett expected to see significant action in preseason finale

Jim Haslett thinks that with more playing time, Nick Barnett will become more comfortable and wind up serving the team well.

By Mike Jones  |  02:47 PM ET, 08/28/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  inside linebackers, Nick Barnett, preseason

Posted at 01:57 PM ET, 08/28/2013

Crawford, Kimbrough, Mouton clear waivers, placed on Injured Reserve

Second-year cornerback Richard Crawford cleared waivers on Tuesday and has been placed on the Redskins' Injured Reserve list, according to NFL records. The same goes for cornerback Ryan Mouton, and linebacker Jeremy Kimbrough.

By Mike Jones  |  01:57 PM ET, 08/28/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Richard Crawford, Roster, waivers

Posted at 10:56 AM ET, 08/28/2013

Niles Paul to handle fullback duties against Tampa Bay

With Darrel Young ruled out for the Redskins’ Thursday night preseason finale, and Eric Kettani, no longer with the team, tight end Niles Paul will play the whole game at fullback.

By Mike Jones  |  10:56 AM ET, 08/28/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  fullbacks, Niles Paul

Posted at 10:01 AM ET, 08/28/2013

Jarvis Jenkins, Rob Jackson about to start serving suspensions

Coach Mike Shanahan says he already has spoken to the two players about staying in shape and returning to the team ready to contribute.

By Mark Maske  |  10:01 AM ET, 08/28/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  defensive line, Jarvis Jenkins, outside linebackers, Rob Jackson, suspensions

Posted at 08:33 AM ET, 08/28/2013

Haslett taking advantage of improved pass-rusher depth

Redskins defensive coordinator Jim Haslett last Saturday unveiled another wrinkle in his pass-rushing packages when he went with six linebackers in some third-down situations to take advantage of a dearth of talent at that position.

By Mike Jones  |  08:33 AM ET, 08/28/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  brandon jenkins, Darryl Tapp, Defense, Jim Haslett, Linebackers, outside linebackers, pass rush, Ryan Kerrigan

Posted at 07:02 AM ET, 08/28/2013

Helu has secured roster spot behind Morris at tailback

Offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan says other backup running back spots remain up for grabs.

By Mark Maske  |  07:02 AM ET, 08/28/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Redskins running backs, Roy Helu

Posted at 06:03 PM ET, 08/27/2013

James Andrews will examine Robert Griffin III Thursday in Tampa

Robert Griffin III on Thursday will have another and possibly final checkup with Dr. James Andrews.

By Mike Jones  |  06:03 PM ET, 08/27/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Injuries, James Andrews, Mike Shanahan, Robert Griffin III, Week 1

Posted at 05:06 PM ET, 08/27/2013

Pat White scheduled to play entire game in Tampa

Rex Grossman would play only if White gets hurt, according to Coach Mike Shanahan.

By Mark Maske  |  05:06 PM ET, 08/27/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Pat White, preseason, Quarterbacks, Rex Grossman, Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Posted at 03:41 PM ET, 08/27/2013

Trueblood, Muckelroy, Mouton, Ashworth complete Redskins’ first round of cuts

The Washington Redskins have released linebacker Roddrick Muckelroy, cornerback Ryan Mouton and guard Jacolby Ashworth to complete their round of cuts.

By Mike Jones  |  03:41 PM ET, 08/27/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  cornerbacks, Linebackers, Offensive line, Roster, Roster cuts

Posted at 03:01 PM ET, 08/27/2013

Video: Which Redskins could be cut after Thursday?

The Post Sports Live panel picks which players it sees getting cut, perhaps surprisingly, after Thursday.

By Keith McMillan  |  03:01 PM ET, 08/27/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Offensive line, outside linebackers, Post Sports Live, punt returners, Roster, Running backs, video

Posted at 01:32 PM ET, 08/27/2013

Jim Haslett 'excited' about seeing Brandon Meriweather in action

Redskins defensive coordinator Jim Haslett said he's "excited" to see strong safety Brandon Meriweather take his first football snaps since Nov. 18, when Washington closes out the preseason against Tampa Bay on Thursday.

By Mike Jones  |  01:32 PM ET, 08/27/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Brandon Meriweather, Jim Haslett, preseason, safety

Posted at 12:18 PM ET, 08/27/2013

Let's play guess the practice squad

Why wait until after Thursday's game to guess who'll miss the cut for the final 53, and resurface a few days later?

By Keith McMillan  |  12:18 PM ET, 08/27/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  practice squad, Roster

Posted at 08:02 AM ET, 08/27/2013

Mike Shanahan's list of candidates for Redskins punt returner is lengthy

Head coach jokes that he had "about 14 guys returning punts" during Monday's practice in the wake of Richard Crawford's season-ending injury.

By Mark Maske  |  08:02 AM ET, 08/27/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  special teams

Posted at 07:01 AM ET, 08/27/2013

Bacarri Rambo encouraged after showing improvement vs. Buffalo

The rookie safety has been working on tackling in the open field, and he got better results against the Bills after struggling in his first two preseason games.

By Mike Jones  |  07:01 AM ET, 08/27/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bacarri Rambo, Rookies, Safeties

Posted at 08:26 PM ET, 08/26/2013

Stallworth says he 'wasn't too surprised' about being released by Redskins

Veteran wide receiver says he's grateful for the opportunity he was given and he realized he was facing a roster numbers crunch.

By Mark Maske  |  08:26 PM ET, 08/26/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Donte Stallworth, Redskins

Posted at 04:46 PM ET, 08/26/2013

Mike Shanahan plans to play Brandon Meriweather one half on Thursday

Shanahan plans to play Meriweather for a half, and Wilson 15-20 plays. Meanwhile, Cousins, Cofield unlikely to play.

By Mike Jones  |  04:46 PM ET, 08/26/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  barry cofield, Brandon Meriweather, Injuries, Josh Wilson, Kirk Cousins

Posted at 04:31 PM ET, 08/26/2013

Redskins place Thomas, Robinson on IR; announce initial roster cuts

The Washington Redskins officially placed rookie safety Phillip Thomas and second-year linebacker Keenan Robinson on Injured Reserve after each had season-ending surgeries in the preseason. They also announced other roster moves.

By Mike Jones  |  04:31 PM ET, 08/26/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Injuries, Keenan Robinson, Phillip Thomas, Roster

Posted at 03:16 PM ET, 08/26/2013

Evan Royster expects to play in Redskins' final preseason game

He's in competition for a roster spot behind starter Alfred Morris.

By Mark Maske  |  03:16 PM ET, 08/26/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Evan Royster, preseason, Roster, Running backs

Posted at 02:45 PM ET, 08/26/2013

Santana Moss willing to return punts if asked

Rookie running back Chris Thompson was given the first chance Saturday to replace injured return man Richard Crawford.

By Mark Maske  |  02:45 PM ET, 08/26/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Roster, Running backs, Santana Moss, special teams

Posted at 02:06 PM ET, 08/26/2013

Redskins continue cuts: Trueblood, Potter, Reeves, Sturdivant, Elmore

Kicker John Potter, receiver Chip Reeves and lineman Jeremy Trueblood rank among players released Tuesday.

By Mike Jones  |  02:06 PM ET, 08/26/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  preseason, Roster

Posted at 01:40 PM ET, 08/26/2013

Brandon Meriweather expected to play Thursday at Tampa Bay

Redskins strong safety Brandon Meriweather is expected to make his return to the football field Thursday when the team closes out the preseason at Tampa Bay.

By Mike Jones  |  01:40 PM ET, 08/26/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Brandon Meriweather, Injuries, preseason, Safeties

Posted at 12:53 PM ET, 08/26/2013

Kirk Cousins says he'll practice Monday, be ready for Week 1

Backup quarterback says his sprained right foot is greatly improved and he expects to be ready for the season opener if needed.

By Mark Maske  |  12:53 PM ET, 08/26/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Kirk Cousins, Quarterbacks

Posted at 11:51 AM ET, 08/26/2013

Mailbag: The Redskins' emergency quarterback, Lisfranc injuries and Richard Seymour

Mike Jones answers questions from readers on who'd fill if all the QBs were hurt, the rise of the "Lisfranc" and the Redskins non-pursuit of extra defensive ends, and more.

By Mike Jones  |  11:51 AM ET, 08/26/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Mailbag, Quarterbacks, Robert Griffin III, Roster

Posted at 08:58 AM ET, 08/26/2013

Redskins cut veteran WR Donte Stallworth

Veteran wide receiver is among the first round of roster cuts by the Redskins.

By Mike Jones  |  08:58 AM ET, 08/26/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Donte Stallworth, Roster moves

Posted at 08:38 AM ET, 08/26/2013

Redskins cut backup FB Eric Kettani

Backup fullback is dropped as Washington starts to trim its roster.

By Mike Jones  |  08:38 AM ET, 08/26/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:01 AM ET, 08/26/2013

Redskins 53-man roster: A look at how things appear to be shaping up entering week of cuts

The Redskins must make two rounds of cuts this week to get to the league-mandated 53-man roster.

By Mike Jones  |  08:01 AM ET, 08/26/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  preseason, Roster

Posted at 07:02 AM ET, 08/26/2013

Right tackle competition over before it ever really began?

Incumbent starter has continued to work with the first-team offense, with veteran newcomer Tony Pashos backing him up.

By Mark Maske  |  07:02 AM ET, 08/26/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Offensive line, preseason, Roster

Posted at 12:11 PM ET, 08/25/2013

Five observations from the Redskins' win over the Bills

It wasn't the typical third preseason game, but there still was plenty to take away from the matchup even though the starters basically played just one quarter.

By Mike Jones  |  12:11 PM ET, 08/25/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Buffalo Bills, observations, preseason

Posted at 07:01 AM ET, 08/25/2013

‘Similar reps’ for Griffin in practice in the coming days, Shanahan says

Redskins are scheduled to practice Monday and Tuesday after players are off Sunday. The preseason finale is Thursday night in Tampa.

By Mark Maske  |  07:01 AM ET, 08/25/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Injuries, Quarterbacks, Robert Griffin III

Posted at 11:42 PM ET, 08/24/2013

Grossman, White okay with unusual playing rotation

Mike Shanahan said he switched his two quarterbacks back and forth to simulate the demands on a backup during the regular season.

By Mark Maske  |  11:42 PM ET, 08/24/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Pat White, preseason, Quarterbacks, Rex Grossman

Posted at 11:37 PM ET, 08/24/2013

Keiland Williams makes a strong case for a spot in crowded backfield

Fourth-year pro Keiland Williams came away from his performance in Saturday night's 30-7 Redskins win over the Buffalo Bills with a sense of encouragement as he battles for a roster spot as a backup running back and special teams contributor.

By Mike Jones  |  11:37 PM ET, 08/24/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  keiland williams, Roster, Running backs

Posted at 09:53 PM ET, 08/24/2013

Crawford’s season-ending knee injury leaves Redskins in need of punt returner

Rookie running back Chris Thompson is among the candidates.

By Mark Maske and Mike Jones  |  09:53 PM ET, 08/24/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Injuries, Richard Crawford, special teams

Posted at 03:45 PM ET, 08/24/2013

Kirk Cousins officially out for Redskins, Rex Grossman to start vs. Bills

Brandon Meriweather, Barry Cofield, Evan Royster also among those listed as not scheduled to play today.

By Mark Maske  |  03:45 PM ET, 08/24/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  barry cofield, Brandon Meriweather, Evan Royster, inactives, Kirk Cousins, preseason, Quarterbacks, Rex Grossman

Posted at 02:47 PM ET, 08/24/2013

Redskins vs. Bills open thread: Goals for preseason Game 3?

Live stats, TV and radio information and a place to chat with fellow fans throughout Saturday's preseason matchup with the Buffalo Bills.

By Keith McMillan  |  02:47 PM ET, 08/24/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Buffalo Bills, Open thread, preseason

Posted at 11:01 AM ET, 08/24/2013

Morris says NFL's new crown-of-the-helmet rule not a concern for him

"I don't lower my head.... I lower my shoulder," Redskins' second-year running back says.

By Mark Maske  |  11:01 AM ET, 08/24/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Alfred Morris, NFL safety, Running backs

Posted at 04:31 PM ET, 08/23/2013

Fletcher, Gomes are not fined by NFL for personal fouls

By Mike Jones  |  04:31 PM ET, 08/23/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  DeJon Gomes, Fines, London Fletcher, NFL safety, preseason

Posted at 01:39 PM ET, 08/23/2013

Griffin, Fletcher and Forbath earn team honors

Teammates chose honorees, which were announced at the team's annual Welcome Home Luncheon on Friday.

By Mike Jones  |  01:39 PM ET, 08/23/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  awards, Kai Forbath, London Fletcher, Robert Griffin III

Posted at 11:54 AM ET, 08/23/2013

Cap situation remains tight for Redskins

Team currently has about $1.33 million in available cap space. Beginning Sept. 3, all players on the team's roster must count against the cap.

By Mark Maske  |  11:54 AM ET, 08/23/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bruce Allen, Redskins salary cap penalty, Roster, Salary cap

Posted at 11:16 AM ET, 08/23/2013

Redskins vs. Bills: Five story lines to follow in Preseason Game 3

The Washington Redskins on Saturday return to FedEx Field, where they will host the Buffalo Bills in each team's third preseason game.

By Mike Jones  |  11:16 AM ET, 08/23/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  cornerbacks, Linebackers, preseason, Redskins-Bills, Running backs, Safeties, special teams, Storylines

Posted at 09:02 AM ET, 08/23/2013

Jim Haslett will try view from above again for Redskins-Bills preseason game on Saturday

Defensive coordinator plans to coach against Bills from the coaches' booth in the press box, then make a decision later about whether to stay there or return to the sideline for regular season games.

By Mark Maske  |  09:02 AM ET, 08/23/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Defense, Jim Haslett, preseason

Posted at 07:02 AM ET, 08/23/2013

Kyle Shanahan thinks Robert Griffin III's throwing mechanics are sound

"I'm pretty impressed with how Robert throws the ball," Redskins offensive coordinator says.

By Mark Maske  |  07:02 AM ET, 08/23/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Kyle Shanahan, Quarterbacks, Robert Griffin III

Posted at 06:40 PM ET, 08/22/2013

Shanahan says Griffin has had two 'excellent' practices against first-team defense

"It has been a full practice for him," Redskins coach says.

By Mark Maske  |  06:40 PM ET, 08/22/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  preseason, Quarterbacks, Robert Griffin III

Posted at 06:19 PM ET, 08/22/2013

Shanahan: Cousins a 'long shot' for Saturday

Rex Grossman, Pat White to split snaps Saturday against Bills.

By Mark Maske  |  06:19 PM ET, 08/22/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Injuries, Kirk Cousins, preseason, Quarterbacks

Posted at 05:47 PM ET, 08/22/2013

Robert Griffin fined $10,000 by NFL for apparel violation

Infraction occurred during pregame warmups Monday. It's at least the second such fine for the second-year quarterback.

By Mark Maske  |  05:47 PM ET, 08/22/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Fines, NFL, Robert Griffin III, uniforms

Posted at 05:34 PM ET, 08/22/2013

Shanahan: Meriweather might not be ready for Week 1

Safety not expected to play Saturday and Shanahan says, "He might be ready for the first game. He might not."

By Mark Maske  |  05:34 PM ET, 08/22/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Brandon Meriweather, Injuries, Josh Wilson, Mike Shanahan, Safeties, Week 1

Posted at 02:37 PM ET, 08/22/2013

London Fletcher discusses revelation of previously undisclosed 2012 concussion

Washington Redskins linebacker London Fletcher revealed Thursday that he suffered a concussion that he and the team never publicly disclosed last preseason.

By Mike Jones  |  02:37 PM ET, 08/22/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Concussions, Jim Haslett, Linebackers, London Fletcher

Posted at 02:02 PM ET, 08/22/2013

Donte Stallworth hopes to play Saturday

Wide receiver practicing again after being slowed by hamstring strain.

By Mark Maske  |  02:02 PM ET, 08/22/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Donte Stallworth, preseason, Wide Receivers

Posted at 12:34 PM ET, 08/22/2013

(Not-so) bold predictions for Redskins vs. Bills

An amusing clip of the Post Sports Live columnists getting called out for not making bold predictions ... and then one gets bold.

By Keith McMillan  |  12:34 PM ET, 08/22/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Brian Orakpo, Darryl Tapp, outside linebackers, Post Sports Live, preseason, Rob Jackson, Roy Helu Jr., Ryan Kerrigan, video

Posted at 11:47 AM ET, 08/22/2013

Shanahan: Maurice Hurt not yet ready to come off PUP list

Backup offensive lineman Maurice Hurt's stay on the Physically Unable to Perform list will last a while longer as he works to improve his conditioning, coach Mike Shanahan said.

By Mike Jones  |  11:47 AM ET, 08/22/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Injuries, Maurice Hurt, Offensive line

Posted at 11:02 AM ET, 08/22/2013

Players applaud Redskins Park renovations

New dining accommodations receive particularly high marks.

By Mark Maske  |  11:02 AM ET, 08/22/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Injuries, Redskins Park

Posted at 10:02 AM ET, 08/22/2013

Preseason QB juggling not overly disruptive to offense, Garcon insists

Rex Grossman and Pat White probably will play Saturday with Kirk Cousins likely to join Robert Griffin III on the sideline.

By Mark Maske  |  10:02 AM ET, 08/22/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Kirk Cousins, Pat White, preseason, Quarterbacks, Rex Grossman

Posted at 09:02 AM ET, 08/22/2013

Redskins regard Bills' offensive approach as good warm-up for opener

Buffalo, like Philadelphia, uses an up-tempo offensive approach.

By Mark Maske  |  09:02 AM ET, 08/22/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Redskins preseason

Posted at 07:01 AM ET, 08/22/2013

Mike Shanahan likely to play Redskins starters less than usual in third preseason game

Mike Shanahan said he could break from his usual tradition of playing his starters extensively in the team's third preseason game.

By Mike Jones  |  07:01 AM ET, 08/22/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Buffalo Bills, Mike Shanahan, preseason

Posted at 06:30 PM ET, 08/21/2013

Barry Cofield optimistic he'll be ready for Redskins' opener

Nose tackle suffered a broken bone in his right hand Monday against the Steelers.

By Mark Maske  |  06:30 PM ET, 08/21/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  barry cofield, defensive line, Injuries

Posted at 04:54 PM ET, 08/21/2013

Griffin says Andrews told him 'everything looks good'

Quarterback also says he won't change his public candor after last week's controversy over his comments about Coach Mike Shanahan.

By Mark Maske  |  04:54 PM ET, 08/21/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Injuries, preseason, Quarterbacks, Robert Griffin III

Posted at 04:16 PM ET, 08/21/2013

Rex Grossman approaching third preseason game with something to prove

Although he isn't likely to overtake Kirk Cousins as the second-string quarter, Rex Grossman will approach Saturday's game as if he has something to prove.

By Mike Jones  |  04:16 PM ET, 08/21/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  preseason, Quarterbacks, Rex Grossman

Posted at 03:28 PM ET, 08/21/2013

At the podium: Robert Griffin III and Mike Shanahan

Gathered tweets from Robert Griffin III and Mike Shanahan's after-practice news conferences in one place for you to discuss.

By Keith McMillan  |  03:28 PM ET, 08/21/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Mike Shanahan, news conferences, Robert Griffin III

Posted at 03:04 PM ET, 08/21/2013

White doesn't know yet how much he'll play against Bills

Fourth-string quarterback could play extensively with Kirk Cousins likely to join Robert Griffin III on the sideline.

By Mark Maske  |  03:04 PM ET, 08/21/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Pat White, preseason, Quarterbacks

Posted at 02:32 PM ET, 08/21/2013

Nick Barnett inching closer toward making preseason debut

Brought along at a slow, gradual pace since signing with the Redskins on Aug. 1, veteran inside linebacker Nick Barnett expected to take another step forward in his acclimation process when the team hit the practice field Wednesday afternoon.

By Mike Jones  |  02:32 PM ET, 08/21/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  inside linebackers, Linebackers, Nick Barnett

Posted at 01:22 PM ET, 08/21/2013

Cousins relieved his foot injury wasn't worse [updated]

Redskins quarterback calls his playing status day to day but acknowledges he's unlikely to play Saturday.

By Mark Maske  |  01:22 PM ET, 08/21/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Injuries, Kirk Cousins, Quarterbacks

Posted at 12:47 PM ET, 08/21/2013

Brandon Meriweather wants to play Saturday, but remains unsure

Strong safety Brandon Meriweather said that he would like to make his preseason debut Saturday when the Redskins host the Buffalo Bills.

By Mike Jones  |  12:47 PM ET, 08/21/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Brandon Meriweather, Injuries, Safeties

Posted at 09:45 AM ET, 08/21/2013

Redskins defensive coordinator Jim Haslett experimenting with view from the box

For the first time in his coaching career, Haslett was not on the sideline for a game during Monday night's preseason game between the Redskins and Pittsburgh Steelers.

By Mike Jones  |  09:45 AM ET, 08/21/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Defense, Jim Haslett

Posted at 01:52 PM ET, 08/20/2013

MRI shows no serious damage to Kirk Cousins's right foot

Quarterback should be available by regular season opener, according to a person familiar with the test results.

By Mark Maske  |  01:52 PM ET, 08/20/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Kirk Cousins

Posted at 01:30 PM ET, 08/20/2013

'Post Sports Live': Takeaways from Redskins' win over Steelers

Mike Wise, Jason Reid and LaVar Arrington break down Monday night's game.

By Matt Bonesteel  |  01:30 PM ET, 08/20/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Post Sports Live, preseason

Posted at 12:12 PM ET, 08/20/2013

Redskins' Leonard Hankerson aims to turn corner in third season

Third-year wide receiver has been more consistent during preseason.

By Mike Jones  |  12:12 PM ET, 08/20/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Leonard Hankerson, Wide Receivers

Posted at 10:31 AM ET, 08/20/2013

Rex Grossman, Pat White could split QB snaps in Redskins' third preseason game

Redskins awaiting results of Kirk Cousins's MRI exam Tuesday.

By Mark Maske  |  10:31 AM ET, 08/20/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Quarterbacks, Redskins quarterbacks

Posted at 07:01 AM ET, 08/20/2013

Five observations from the Redskins' win over the Steelers

There were positives, as well as some other negatives, that came from Monday night's game. Here are five areas that stand out.

By Mike Jones  |  07:01 AM ET, 08/20/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  observations, Pittsburgh Steelers, preseason

Posted at 01:00 AM ET, 08/20/2013

Cousins scheduled to have MRI exam Tuesday on injured right foot

The Redskins are initially hopeful that the quarterback's injury isn't serious. They're calling the injury a mid-foot sprain.

By Mark Maske  |  01:00 AM ET, 08/20/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Injuries, Kirk Cousins, preseason, Quarterbacks

Posted at 10:17 PM ET, 08/19/2013

Barry Cofield, Leonard Hankerson, Aldrick Robinson leave with injuries

Injuries piling up for Redskins in preseason home opener.

By Mark Maske  |  10:17 PM ET, 08/19/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Aldrick Robinson, barry cofield, Injuries, Leonard Hankerson, preseason, Wide Receivers

Posted at 09:23 PM ET, 08/19/2013

Cousins leaves game with injured right foot

Second-year quarterback was making his second start of the preseason in place of Robert Griffin III. The extent of Cousins's injury was not immediately known.

By Mark Maske  |  09:23 PM ET, 08/19/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Kirk Cousins

Posted at 07:30 PM ET, 08/19/2013

Andrews, Griffin, Redskins officials discuss next steps for Griffin

Orthopedic surgeon is on hand at FedEx Field and observes Griffin's pregame workout. No decisions are expected Monday on Griffin's status for the season opener.

By Mark Maske and Mike Jones  |  07:30 PM ET, 08/19/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Injuries, Pittsburgh Steelers, preseason, Robert Griffin III

Posted at 07:10 PM ET, 08/19/2013

Brian Orakpo, Josh Wilson, Brandon Meriweather ruled out vs. Steelers

The Washington Redskins will play without three defensive starters as they host the Pittsburgh Steelers tonight at FedEx Field.

By Mike Jones  |  07:10 PM ET, 08/19/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  inactives, Injuries, Pittsburgh Steelers, preseason, Redskins-Steelers

Posted at 06:01 PM ET, 08/19/2013

Redskins vs. Steelers open thread: What do you want to see tonight?

A spot to chat leading up to and during the Redskins-Steelers preseason game, with links to stats, twitter handles to follow and pregame reading.

By Keith McMillan  |  06:01 PM ET, 08/19/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Open thread, Pittsburgh Steelers, preseason, statistics

Posted at 12:31 PM ET, 08/19/2013

Redskins-Steelers: Offensive storylines to follow

Rookie running backs and offensive linemen look to make positive impressions on coaches.

By Mike Jones  |  12:31 PM ET, 08/19/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Offensive line, Pittsburgh Steelers, preseason, Running backs, Storylines, Wide Receivers

Posted at 11:35 AM ET, 08/19/2013

Redskins-Steelers: Defensive storylines to follow

The Redskins return to action tonight as they host the Pittsburgh Steelers in their first game at FedEx Field since last year's playoff loss to the Seattle Seahawks.

By Mike Jones  |  11:35 AM ET, 08/19/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Five storylines

Posted at 09:54 AM ET, 08/19/2013

Redskins mailbag: Safety depth, Orakpo's worth, RGIII's candor and more

The Redskins tonight will play their second game of the preseason. In the meantime, however, we dig into the mailbag and tackle your questions surrounding the team.

By Mike Jones  |  09:54 AM ET, 08/19/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Mailbag

Posted at 03:37 PM ET, 08/18/2013

Redskins o-line coach disappointed in Josh LeRibeus's offseason conditioning

Chris Foerster says, "It's too bad," but adds he's not giving up on the second-year pro.

By Mark Maske  |  03:37 PM ET, 08/18/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  josh leribeus, Offensive line, preseason

Posted at 12:27 PM ET, 08/18/2013

Puzzle along the Redskins' offensive line remains jumbled

Things remain unsettled behind the five starters, where the team has another 10 players battling for anywhere from three to five remaining spots.

By Mike Jones  |  12:27 PM ET, 08/18/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:03 AM ET, 08/18/2013

Jim Haslett hopeful Redskins' defense can withstand early-season test of its depth

Backup linebacker Keenan Robinson is hurt, while defensive end Jarvis Jenkins and reserve linebacker Rob Jackson are suspended from the first four games of the season.

By Mark Maske  |  08:03 AM ET, 08/18/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Defense, Jim Haslett, Redskins defense

Posted at 02:50 PM ET, 08/17/2013

Chris Baker, Fred Davis, Bacarri Rambo fined for penalties vs. Titans

The NFL fined three Redskins players for penalties in last week's preseason opener against the Tennessee Titans, the league confirmed.

By Mike Jones  |  02:50 PM ET, 08/17/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bacarri Rambo, Chris Baker, Fred Davis, League fines, preseason

Posted at 01:54 PM ET, 08/17/2013

Kirk Cousins, Rex Grossman, Pat White all scheduled to play Monday night at QB

KCousins is to start at quarterback and play about a half against the Steelers. Grossman and White are to split the playing time after that.

By Mark Maske  |  01:54 PM ET, 08/17/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Kirk Cousins, Pat White, preseason, Redskins quarterbacks, Rex Grossman

Posted at 11:45 AM ET, 08/17/2013

Redskins training camp: What we've learned, and the questions that remain

The Redskins are starting to find the asnwers to some of their questions, but others remain.

By Mike Jones  |  11:45 AM ET, 08/17/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  preseason, preseason questions, Training camp

Posted at 03:01 PM ET, 08/16/2013

Observations from Friday's practice at Redskins training camp

Redskins training camp is officially in the books after the team held its final practice in Richmond on Friday.

By Mike Jones  |  03:01 PM ET, 08/16/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  observations, Robert Griffin III, Training camp

Posted at 02:03 PM ET, 08/16/2013

Redskins' Brian Orakpo not concerned about thigh injury

Orakpo was held out of the final practice of training camp while nursing a bruised thigh.

By Mike Jones  |  02:03 PM ET, 08/16/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Brian Orakpo, Injuries, Linebackers

Posted at 01:18 PM ET, 08/16/2013

Bruce Allen says having camp in Richmond was success for Redskins

Being away for training camp was helpful for the team in its preparations for the season, according to the general manager.

By Mark Maske  |  01:18 PM ET, 08/16/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bruce Allen, Training camp

Posted at 12:26 PM ET, 08/16/2013

Bruce Allen says Redskins' salary-cap penalty won't affect season-opening roster decisions

But the GM also maintains that the two-year, $36 million cap reduction imposed by the NFL continues to plague the team.

By Mark Maske  |  12:26 PM ET, 08/16/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Brian Orakpo, Bruce Allen, contracts, Mike Shanahan, Redskins salary cap penalty, Salary cap, Training camp

Posted at 10:47 AM ET, 08/16/2013

Bruce Allen sees no controversy in Griffin-Shanahan relationship

Redskins general manager Bruce Allen said that he doesn't believe there is a problematic relationship between Mike Shanahan and Robert Griffin III.

By Mike Jones  |  10:47 AM ET, 08/16/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bruce Allen, Mike Shanahan, Robert Griffin III

Posted at 10:16 AM ET, 08/16/2013

Fletcher voices approval of HGH near-deal between league, union

"We want a clean game and the NFL wants a clean game," veteran Redskins linebacker says.

By Mark Maske  |  10:16 AM ET, 08/16/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  HGH testing, London Fletcher

Posted at 09:43 AM ET, 08/16/2013

Limitations on Robert Griffin III frustrated Kyle Shanahan

The Redskins quarterback isn't alone in his frustrations that he didn't have the freedom to practice fully until this past Wednesday.

By Mike Jones  |  09:43 AM ET, 08/16/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Kyle Shanahan, offensive philosophy, Robert Griffin III, Training camp

Posted at 06:58 PM ET, 08/15/2013

Observations from Thursday's practice at Redskins training camp

The Redskins are almost there. One more practice left of training camp, and then they return to Ashburn, where they will continue the preseason.

By Mike Jones  |  06:58 PM ET, 08/15/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Brian Orakpo, Practice observations, Robert Griffin III, Washington Redskins

Posted at 06:18 PM ET, 08/15/2013

Kyle Shanahan embraces challenge of remaining ahead of defenses

Entering Year 2 of his RGIII-led attack, Kyle Shanahan welcomes the challenge of keeping better-prepared defenses off-balance.

By Mike Jones  |  06:18 PM ET, 08/15/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Kyle Shanahan, offensive philosophy, Pierre Garcon, Robert Griffin III, Roy Helu Jr.

Posted at 05:12 PM ET, 08/15/2013

Robert Griffin III shows improvement in second day of 11-on-11 drills

Robert Griffin III completed 14 of 15 pass attempts in his second consecutive day of 11-on-11 action at Redskins training camp.

By Mike Jones  |  05:12 PM ET, 08/15/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Kyle Shanahan, Matt LaFleur, Quarterbacks, Robert Griffin III, Training camp

Posted at 02:02 PM ET, 08/15/2013

Haslett says Redskins have 'looked at endless film on Oregon' to ready for Chip Kelly's offense

Eagles' up-tempo offensive approach presents challenge for season opener.

By Mark Maske  |  02:02 PM ET, 08/15/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Defense, defensive philosophy, Jim Haslett, Redskins vs. Eagles, Week 1

Posted at 01:12 PM ET, 08/15/2013

Bacarri Rambo working to lift Phillip Thomas's spirits

Of Phillip Thomas, rookie safety Bacarri Rambo says: ""He was kind of down, but he knows he's going to make it through it."

By Mike Jones  |  01:12 PM ET, 08/15/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bacarri Rambo, Injuries, Phillip Thomas, Rookies, Safeties

Posted at 11:57 AM ET, 08/15/2013

Rex Grossman estimates Robert Griffin III is at 90 percent

The veteran quarterback, who himself has come back from a torn ACL during his career, believes that at this point, Griffin isn't yet at 100 percent, however.

By Mike Jones  |  11:57 AM ET, 08/15/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Quarterbacks, Rex Grossman, Robert Griffin III, Training camp

Posted at 11:02 AM ET, 08/15/2013

Redskins add linebacker Quan Sturdivant

Team signs Quan Sturdivant, former sixth-round draft pick by the Cardinals.

By Mark Maske  |  11:02 AM ET, 08/15/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Linebackers, Roster, Training camp

Posted at 10:21 AM ET, 08/15/2013

Redskins offensive players not worried about a lack of preseason game time with Griffin

Mike Shanahan believes Robert Griffin III can sufficiently prepare with practice snaps, and offensive players agree.

By Mike Jones  |  10:21 AM ET, 08/15/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Quarterbacks, Robert Griffin III, Santana Moss, Training camp, Wide Receivers

Posted at 07:02 AM ET, 08/15/2013

Timing of Tanard Jackson's potential reinstatement problematic for Redskins

Team could use help at safety, especially after Phillip Thomas's injury. But Jackson is not eligible to be reinstated before Aug. 31 at the soonest and he missed all of last season, offseason practices and training camp.

By Mark Maske  |  07:02 AM ET, 08/15/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Safeties, suspensions, Tanard Jackson

Posted at 06:41 PM ET, 08/14/2013

Observations from Wednesday's practice at Redskins training camp

RGIII's first day of 11-on-11 drills, Forbath kicking performance, Nick Barnett update and more ...

By Mike Jones  |  06:41 PM ET, 08/14/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  observations, place kickers, Robert Griffin III, special teams, Training camp

Posted at 03:50 PM ET, 08/14/2013

Robert Griffin III receives first 11-on-11 snaps of camp

Robert Griffin III completed five of eight passes for 101 yards and threw one interception. He also handed the ball off five times.

By Mike Jones  |  03:50 PM ET, 08/14/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Injuries, observations, Quarterbacks, Robert Griffin III, Training camp

Posted at 12:47 PM ET, 08/14/2013

Redskins release WR Devery Henderson

The Redskins have released wide receiver Devery Henderson, who signed with the team this offseason and hoped to earn a roster spot at a crowded position.

By Mike Jones  |  12:47 PM ET, 08/14/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Devery Henderson, Roster, Training camp, Wide Receivers

Posted at 11:47 AM ET, 08/14/2013

Redskins rank third on Forbes' list of most valuable NFL franchises

For a second consecutive season, the Washington Redskins rank third on Forbes' list of most valuable NFL franchises, which was released on Wednesday.

By Mike Jones  |  11:47 AM ET, 08/14/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  franchise finances, NFL

Posted at 10:33 AM ET, 08/14/2013

Ryan Kerrigan takes on new role in certain pass-rushing packages

Jim Haslett has come up with a way to get linebackers Brian Orakpo, Ryan Kerrigan and Brandon Jenkins on the field at the same time.

By Mike Jones  |  10:33 AM ET, 08/14/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Jim Haslett, Linebackers, outside linebackers, Ryan Kerrigan

Posted at 07:48 AM ET, 08/14/2013

Chase Minnifield, Aldrick Robinson get into scuffle at Redskins practice

Things got a little chippy out at practice as Aldrick Robinson, Chase Minnifield and Jose Gumbs came to blows.

By Mike Jones  |  07:48 AM ET, 08/14/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Aldrick Robinson, Chase Minnifield, Training camp

Posted at 07:37 PM ET, 08/13/2013

Observations from Tuesday's practice at Redskins training camp

The Redskins were dealt a blow to their strong safety depth today when it was learned that Phillip Thomas will miss all of the season with a Lisfranc sprain in his left foot. Who gets his snaps?

By Mike Jones  |  07:37 PM ET, 08/13/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  observations, Training camp

Posted at 06:56 PM ET, 08/13/2013

Phillip Thomas will miss his entire rookie season

Redskins rookie safety out 4-5 months after being diagnosed with Lisfranc injury in his left foot.

By Mark Maske  |  06:56 PM ET, 08/13/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Injuries, Phillip Thomas, preseason, Rookies, Safeties, Training camp

Posted at 06:26 PM ET, 08/13/2013

Griffin says 'there is no conflict' with Shanahan

Redskins quarterback makes statement a day after saying he didn't fully understand the coach's plan.

By Mark Maske  |  06:26 PM ET, 08/13/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Mike Shanahan, Quarterbacks, Robert Griffin III, Training camp

Posted at 04:02 PM ET, 08/13/2013

Pierre Garcon donating football uniforms to three area high schools

Pierre Garcon and representatives from Russell Athletics will visit each school on Tuesday, Aug. 20, to deliver the uniforms to their football programs.

By Mike Jones  |  04:02 PM ET, 08/13/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  charity, Pierre Garcon, Training camp, Wide Receivers

Posted at 02:51 PM ET, 08/13/2013

Devery Henderson set to rejoin Redskins

Veteran wide receiver left team last week after death in his family.

By Mark Maske  |  02:51 PM ET, 08/13/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Devery Henderson, Training camp, Wide Receivers

Posted at 02:12 PM ET, 08/13/2013

Former rivals Jamison, Thompson team up in backfield

Former high school rivals and current Redskins rookies Jawan Jamison and Chris Thompson are working together as they compete for a roster spot.

By Chelsea Janes  |  02:12 PM ET, 08/13/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Chris Thompson, Jawan Jamison, Rookies, Running backs, Training camp

Posted at 01:01 PM ET, 08/13/2013

Should Griffin have spoken up about Shanahan's plan?

We ask readers, and then the Post Sports Live panel weighs in.

By Keith McMillan  |  01:01 PM ET, 08/13/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Mike Shanahan, Post Sports Live, preseason, Robert Griffin III, Training camp, video

Posted at 12:17 PM ET, 08/13/2013

Rookie David Amerson nursing sprained thumb

Amerson will wear a supportive brace, but doesn't see his injury as serious.

By Mike Jones  |  12:17 PM ET, 08/13/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  cornerbacks, David Amerson, Injuries, Rookies

Posted at 08:26 AM ET, 08/13/2013

Robert Griffin III's return date doesn't worry Redskins teammates

While Mike Shanahan has kept quiet about Robert Griffin III's return to full action, the quarterback's teammates aren't worried about the timeline to recovery.

By Mike Jones  |  08:26 AM ET, 08/13/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  preseason, Quarterbacks, Robert Griffin III, Training camp

Posted at 08:30 PM ET, 08/12/2013

Observations from Monday's practice at Redskins training camp

Griffin's day by the numbers, plus David Amerson goes for X-rays after landing awkwardly on his hand, and much more.

By Mike Jones  |  08:30 PM ET, 08/12/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  cornerbacks, Linebackers, observations, Running backs, Training camp

Posted at 07:29 PM ET, 08/12/2013

Brandon Meriweather has practice participation increased

The safety participates fully in Monday's practice at training camp.

By Mark Maske  |  07:29 PM ET, 08/12/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Brandon Meriweather, Training camp

Posted at 06:33 PM ET, 08/12/2013

Shanahan reiterates Griffin won't play in preseason, is aiming for Week 1

Coach pushes back quarterback's first participation in full drills until Wednesday, and says he's doing what's best for team, but appreciates that Griffin is eager.

By Mark Maske  |  06:33 PM ET, 08/12/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Mike Shanahan, preseason, Robert Griffin III, Training camp

Posted at 03:49 PM ET, 08/12/2013

Nick Barnett eases into action with the Redskins

Veteran linebacker Nick Barnett took the practice field for the first time as a Redskin during Monday morning's walk through after being inactive since signing with Washington on July 31.

By Chelsea Janes  |  03:49 PM ET, 08/12/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Injuries, Linebackers, London Fletcher, Nick Barnett, Training camp

Posted at 03:02 PM ET, 08/12/2013

Brian Orakpo calls NFL's ban on customized face masks 'disheartening'

Redskins linebacker, who plans to appeal, says it's about more than looks. It's also about safety, he says.

By Mark Maske  |  03:02 PM ET, 08/12/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Brian Orakpo, Linebackers, NFL rules, uniforms

Posted at 02:38 PM ET, 08/12/2013

Rookie LB Jeremy Kimbrough to miss year with torn labrum

Rookie out of Appalachian State was competing for a role as a backup linebacker.

By Mike Jones  |  02:38 PM ET, 08/12/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Injuries, Linebackers, preseason, Training camp

Posted at 02:01 PM ET, 08/12/2013

Redskins change this week's practice schedule

Monday was supposed to be the final day of two-a-days, but the team added a second practice to Tuesday's schedule.

By Mark Maske  |  02:01 PM ET, 08/12/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Training camp

Posted at 12:57 PM ET, 08/12/2013

Griffin: 'I don't like' Shanahan plan, still confident in Week 1 return

Robert Griffin III confirmed that he will receive his first snaps against an 11-man defense when the Washington Redskins practice on Tuesday.

By Mike Jones  |  12:57 PM ET, 08/12/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Injuries, Quarterbacks, Robert Griffin III, Training camp

Posted at 12:06 PM ET, 08/12/2013

Griffin gets increased walk-through snaps

He takes, at one point, 53 of 70 first-team plays.

By Mark Maske  |  12:06 PM ET, 08/12/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Quarterbacks, Robert Griffin III, Training camp

Posted at 11:06 AM ET, 08/12/2013

Redskins mailbag: Defensive end depth, Pat White, Roy Helu and more

The Redskins today return to the practice fields for the first time since their preseason opener against the Tennessee Titans. But first, your mailbag questions...

By Mike Jones  |  11:06 AM ET, 08/12/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  defensive line, Mailbag, Pat White, preseason, Roy Helu Jr., Training camp

Posted at 07:02 AM ET, 08/12/2013

Redskins getting back to work for final week in Richmond

Team is scheduled to break camp after morning practice Friday.

By Mark Maske  |  07:02 AM ET, 08/12/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  preseason, Training camp

Posted at 03:35 PM ET, 08/11/2013

Robert Griffin III's practice activities expected to increase in coming days

The quarterback is expected to have his first drills of camp against an 11-man defense Tuesday, according to one person familiar with the situation.

By Mark Maske and Mike Jones  |  03:35 PM ET, 08/11/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Robert Griffin III, Training camp

Posted at 01:49 PM ET, 08/11/2013

Increased snaps paying dividends for Kirk Cousins, Redskins say

"I like what I see," Mike Shanahan says of second-year quarterback's progress.

By Mark Maske  |  01:49 PM ET, 08/11/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Kirk Cousins, preseason, Training camp

Posted at 11:30 AM ET, 08/11/2013

Roy Helu Jr., Evan Royster impress in first cracks at No. 2 running back spot

Coach Mike Shanahan says he was "impressed" by the third-year running backs during Thursday's preseason win over Tennessee.

By Mike Jones  |  11:30 AM ET, 08/11/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Evan Royster, preseason, Roy Helu Jr., Running backs

Posted at 04:40 PM ET, 08/10/2013

Phillip Thomas doesn't have a broken foot, X-rays show, and is day-to-day

Redskins Coach Mike Shanahan said the rookie safety will be monitored on a day-to-day basis.

By Mike Jones  |  04:40 PM ET, 08/10/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Injuries, injury updates, Phillip Thomas, preseason, Training camp

Posted at 03:15 PM ET, 08/10/2013

Redskins' Saturday practice washed out

Torrential downpours forced the Redskins to cancel Saturday afternoon's practice session at the Bon Secours training center.

By Mike Jones  |  03:15 PM ET, 08/10/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Training camp

Posted at 05:14 PM ET, 08/09/2013

Redskins change Saturday's practice time

The Redskins announced that they will practice at 2 p.m. Saturday.

By Mike Jones  |  05:14 PM ET, 08/09/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Training camp

Posted at 01:22 PM ET, 08/09/2013

Will Pat White give the Redskins a third-QB decision to make?

Suddenly, the former Dolphins' second-round draft choice seems capable to challenging Rex Grossman for a roster spot.

By Mark Maske  |  01:22 PM ET, 08/09/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Pat White, position battles, preseason, Quarterbacks, Rex Grossman

Posted at 11:01 AM ET, 08/09/2013

Mike Shanahan: No timetable for next step in RGIII comeback

The Redskins' coach would not say when the quarterback will be permitted to return to 11-on-11 drills.

By Mike Jones  |  11:01 AM ET, 08/09/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  preseason, Robert Griffin III, Training camp

Posted at 09:32 AM ET, 08/09/2013

Jeremy Kimbrough, Phillip Thomas, Donte Stallworth could miss time with injuries

Jeremy Kimbrough separated his right shoulder, while Phillip Thomas sprained his right foot, and Donte Stallworth strained his hamstring.

By Mike Jones  |  09:32 AM ET, 08/09/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Injuries, Linebackers, preseason, Rookies, Tennessee Titans

Posted at 08:19 AM ET, 08/09/2013

Redskins vs. Titans: Five observations from Washington's preseason opener

Bacarri Rambo takes his lumps, Kirk Cousins looks sharp, and more from the 22-21 exhibition victory in Nashville.

By Mike Jones  |  08:19 AM ET, 08/09/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bacarri Rambo, Defense, Kirk Cousins, observations, preseason, Robert Griffin III, Running backs, Tennessee Titans

Posted at 02:57 AM ET, 08/09/2013

Fred Davis regrets excessive touchdown celebration

Tight end Fred Davis said he will do a better job of putting more thought into his celebration dances the next time he gets into the end zone.

By Mike Jones  |  02:57 AM ET, 08/09/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Fred Davis, preseason, Tennessee Titans

Posted at 12:59 AM ET, 08/09/2013

Pat White jump-starts comeback bid with fourth-quarter rally

Fourth-string quarterback engineers late touchdown, two-point converstion to beat Titans in preseason opener.

By Mark Maske  |  12:59 AM ET, 08/09/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Pat White, preseason, Quarterbacks, Tennessee Titans

Posted at 08:39 PM ET, 08/08/2013

Three rookies start in Redskins' secondary

Redskins start three rookies in the secondary in preseason opener

By Mark Maske  |  08:39 PM ET, 08/08/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  preseason, Rookies, Secondary, Tennessee Titans

Posted at 07:37 PM ET, 08/08/2013

Redskins without Garcon, Morris and six other starters

The Washington Redskins will be without eight starters in their preseason game against the hosting Tennessee Titans.

By Mike Jones  |  07:37 PM ET, 08/08/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  inactives, Injuries, preseason, Running backs, Tennessee Titans, Wide Receivers

Posted at 06:22 PM ET, 08/08/2013

Redskins vs. Titans open thread: What do you want to see tonight?

A collection of handy links for watching tonight's preseason opener, and a place to discuss the game.

By Keith McMillan  |  06:22 PM ET, 08/08/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Open thread, preseason, Tennessee Titans

Posted at 02:34 PM ET, 08/08/2013

Kirk Cousins expects 'mixed bag' of preseason play-calling

Backup QB takes the field with Redskins walking familiar line of how much of their offense to use in the preseason.

By Mark Maske  |  02:34 PM ET, 08/08/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Kirk Cousins, preseason, Quarterbacks, Tennessee Titans

Posted at 10:36 AM ET, 08/08/2013

Redskins-Titans: Five story lines to follow in Washington's preseason opener

After two weeks of training camp practices, the Redskins hit the road to face their first opponent of the preseason.

By Mike Jones  |  10:36 AM ET, 08/08/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Five storylines, preseason, Tennessee Titans

Posted at 09:30 PM ET, 08/07/2013

Trent Williams, Brandon Meriweather expected to sit out Redskins' preseason opener

The left tackle has been limited by a sprained wrist, and the safety is being brought back slowly while recovering from last season's knee injury.

By Mark Maske  |  09:30 PM ET, 08/07/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Brandon Meriweather, Injuries, preseason, Trent Williams

Posted at 03:46 PM ET, 08/07/2013

Preview of the first preseason game, against the Titans

A couple different looks at what's at stake in Game 1 of the Redskins' exhibition slate.

By Keith McMillan  |  03:46 PM ET, 08/07/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:12 PM ET, 08/07/2013

Chase Minnifield eager to prove himself in first game since 2011

When Chase Minnifield steps on the field Thursday night, it will mark the end of a 20-month wait for the first-year cornerback.

By Mike Jones  |  02:12 PM ET, 08/07/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Chase Minnifield, cornerbacks, preseason, Training camp

Posted at 12:52 PM ET, 08/07/2013

Davis, Orakpo eager for some game action

Even if it is only the preseason, tight end and linebacker take next steps in their comebacks from last season's injuries.

By Mark Maske  |  12:52 PM ET, 08/07/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Brian Orakpo, Fred Davis, preseason, Tennessee Titans, Training camp

Posted at 11:02 AM ET, 08/07/2013

Roy Helu Jr. working to control emotions as Thursday's game approaches

While the Redskins' offense took a significant leap forward from sputtering unit to potent attack, Roy Helu Jr. refused to let himself wonder, "what if?"

By Mike Jones  |  11:02 AM ET, 08/07/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  preseason, Roy Helu Jr., Running backs, Training camp

Posted at 09:32 AM ET, 08/07/2013

Redskins expand Tom Compton's duties on offensive line

With injury to backup guard Josh LeRibeus, left tackle Tom Compton moves over to provide depth

By Roman Stubbs  |  09:32 AM ET, 08/07/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Injuries, Offensive line, Tom Compton, Training camp

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

Rookies in Redskins' secondary will be in spotlight Thursday night

All eyes are on David Amerson, Bacarri Rambo and Phillip Thomas in the preseason opener against the Titans.

By Mark Maske  |  07:01 AM ET, 08/07/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  cornerbacks, preseason, Redskins preseason, Rookies, Safeties, Secondary, Tennessee Titans, Training camp

Posted at 08:41 PM ET, 08/06/2013

Observations from Tuesday's practice at Redskins training camp

The Redskins got in their last practice before Thursday's preseason opener against the Tennessee Titans and on Wednesday will have a walk-through and then fly to Nashville.

By Mike Jones  |  08:41 PM ET, 08/06/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  observations, Training camp

Posted at 07:55 PM ET, 08/06/2013

DeAngelo Hall won't play against Titans

Trent Williams, Brandon Meriweather also appear to be strong candidates to sit out the preseason opener.

By Mark Maske  |  07:55 PM ET, 08/06/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  cornerbacks, DeAngelo Hall, Injuries, preseason, Tennessee Titans

Posted at 07:44 PM ET, 08/06/2013

Cousins not sure how much he'll play Thursday night

Redskins' fill-in starter at quarterback figuring on anywhere from 10 plays to an entire quarter.

By Mark Maske  |  07:44 PM ET, 08/06/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Kirk Cousins, preseason, Quarterbacks

Posted at 02:26 PM ET, 08/06/2013

Shanahan not with Redskins for Tuesday practice

Redskins coach Mike Shanahan was not with the team on Tuesday because he had to attend the funeral of a close friend.

By Mike Jones  |  02:26 PM ET, 08/06/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Mike Shanahan, Training camp

Posted at 01:16 PM ET, 08/06/2013

Kevin Matthews returning to Tennessee, but focused on job with Redskins

When the Redskins kick off the preseason Thursday in Nashville against the Tennessee Titans, the game will represent a homecoming for Kevin Matthews, who is working to earn a spot on Washington's 53-man roster as a backup center.

By Mike Jones  |  01:16 PM ET, 08/06/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Kevin Matthews, Offensive line, preseason, Training camp

Posted at 11:02 AM ET, 08/06/2013

Kirk Cousins could play more than normal starting QB would in preseason

Shanahan expects a fluid situation regarding his handling of interim starting quarterback Kirk Cousins from the second preseason game on.

By Mike Jones  |  11:02 AM ET, 08/06/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Kirk Cousins, preseason, Quarterbacks, Training camp

Posted at 10:02 AM ET, 08/06/2013

Rain forces Redskins indoors for morning walk-through

Afternoon practice remains on as scheduled, at least for now.

By Mark Maske  |  10:02 AM ET, 08/06/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Training camp, weather

Posted at 07:01 AM ET, 08/06/2013

Even in new role, Rex Grossman not ditching his identity

Third-string quarterback Rex Grossman still has gunslinger mentality at training camp in Richmond.

By Roman Stubbs  |  07:01 AM ET, 08/06/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Quarterbacks, Rex Grossman, Training camp

Posted at 08:03 PM ET, 08/05/2013

Observations from Monday's practice at Redskins training camp

Healthy first-team defense, two-pick day for Wilson, dunk contest, RGIII update

By Mike Jones  |  08:03 PM ET, 08/05/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  cornerbacks, Injuries, observations, Safeties, Training camp

Posted at 07:12 PM ET, 08/05/2013

DeAngelo Hall, Brandon Meriweather return to action

Veteran defensive backs DeAngelo Hall and Brandon Meriweather on Monday returned to action after missing the week with injuries.

By Mike Jones  |  07:12 PM ET, 08/05/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Brandon Meriweather, cornerbacks, DeAngelo Hall, Injuries, Safeties, Training camp

Posted at 06:37 PM ET, 08/05/2013

Shanahan sticking to plan regarding ramping up Robert Griffin III's activities

Despite Robert Griffin III's insistence earlier on Monday that he is ready right now to progress from seven-on-seven to 11-on-11 action, Mike Shanahan said he doesn't plan on deviating from his gameplan.

By Mike Jones  |  06:37 PM ET, 08/05/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Injuries, Mike Shanahan, Robert Griffin III

Posted at 02:00 PM ET, 08/05/2013

Chris Thompson to practice Monday, continues recovery on injured left knee

Thompson remaining patient with recovery, still vying for role behind Alfred Morris

By Roman Stubbs  |  02:00 PM ET, 08/05/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Chris Thompson, Injuries, Running backs, Training camp

Posted at 01:06 PM ET, 08/05/2013

Robert Griffin III still on target, fully confident in surgically repaired knee

Robert Griffin III reports no setbacks and said that he feels mentally and physically on point.

By Mike Jones  |  01:06 PM ET, 08/05/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Injuries, Robert Griffin III, Training camp

Posted at 11:17 AM ET, 08/05/2013

Redskins mailbag: Banned substances, positional battles and more

Training camp rolls on, and the Redskins soon will face their first opponent of the preseason.

By Mike Jones  |  11:17 AM ET, 08/05/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Free agents, Mailbag, preseason, Rookies, suspensions, Training camp, Wide Receivers

Posted at 09:32 AM ET, 08/05/2013

Redskins' first depth chart of the preseason reveals no surprises

The Washington Redskins have released their first official depth chart in advance of their preseason opener in Nashville on Thursday.

By Mike Jones  |  09:32 AM ET, 08/05/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Defense, Depth Chart, Offense, preseason, special teams, Training camp

Posted at 07:03 AM ET, 08/05/2013

Redskins' kick-return battle is wide open entering preseason opener

Niles Paul and a trio of undrafted rookies highlight the competition to the starting kick returner.

By Brandon Parker  |  07:03 AM ET, 08/05/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Niles Paul, returners, Richard Crawford, special teams, Training camp

Posted at 12:07 PM ET, 08/04/2013

Redskins training camp: Positives and negatives so far

Above all, quarterback Robert Griffin III seems to be making progress in his return.

By Mark Maske  |  12:07 PM ET, 08/04/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Brandon Meriweather, depth, Injuries, Offensive line, Rookies, suspensions, Training camp, Trent Williams

Posted at 12:02 PM ET, 08/04/2013

Redskins eager for preseason opener

Redskins begin their four-game exhibition season Thursday night at Tennessee.

By Mark Maske  |  12:02 PM ET, 08/04/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  preseason, Training camp

Posted at 10:01 AM ET, 08/04/2013

Trent Williams on wrist injury: "There's no need to worry"

Starting left tackle continues to practice with black cast on left wrist, looking forward to "hitting somebody with a different color jersey on."

By Roman Stubbs  |  10:01 AM ET, 08/04/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Injuries, Offensive line, Training camp, Trent Williams

Posted at 12:01 AM ET, 08/04/2013

Fan Appreciation Day draws thousands to Richmond for training camp

With over 25,000 attending Redskins' training camp in Richmond Saturday, some leave feeling "not appreciated."

By Roman Stubbs  |  12:01 AM ET, 08/04/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Fan Appreciation Day, fans, Training camp

Posted at 07:02 PM ET, 08/03/2013

Observations from Saturday's practice at Redskins training camp

Big crowd on hand for fan appreciation day, and much more.

By Mark Maske  |  07:02 PM ET, 08/03/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Injuries, observations, Training camp

Posted at 04:43 PM ET, 08/03/2013

Redskins players wear thigh, knee pads during practice

NFL rule requiring such pads during games goes into effect this season.

By Mark Maske  |  04:43 PM ET, 08/03/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  NFL safety

Posted at 04:34 PM ET, 08/03/2013

Meriweather hopes to get some work Monday in full team drills

But Mike Shanahan is noncommittal on the issue.

By Mark Maske  |  04:34 PM ET, 08/03/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Brandon Meriweather

Posted at 04:17 PM ET, 08/03/2013

Shanahan says Griffin had 'a good week'

But Redskins coach won't specify when quarterback might be allowed to participate in full team drills in training camp.

By Mark Maske  |  04:17 PM ET, 08/03/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Robert Griffin III

Posted at 12:35 PM ET, 08/03/2013

Mike Shanahan tells fan-day crowd that Redskins camp in Richmond has been 'fantastic'

Redskins coach says, "We're looking forward to a great year."

By Mark Maske  |  12:35 PM ET, 08/03/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Mike Shanahan, Redskins training camp, Training camp

Posted at 07:33 PM ET, 08/02/2013

Observations from Friday's practice at Redskins training camp

RGIII goes deep, referees in practice, Cousins-to-Paul, and more ...

By Mike Jones  |  07:33 PM ET, 08/02/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  observations, Training camp

Posted at 04:12 PM ET, 08/02/2013

Redskins use officiating visit to get option-play clarifications

If Robert Griffin III wants a late hit called on a defender just after he gets rid of the ball on an option play, he must make it clear he doesn't have the ball.

By Mark Maske  |  04:12 PM ET, 08/02/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  NFL officiating, offensive philosophy, read option, Training camp, zone read

Posted at 12:02 PM ET, 08/02/2013

Redskins have 12 defensive players with expiring contracts

The 2013 campaign also carries great significance for the future of a number of defensive players. Twelve defensive players six of them starters are entering the final years of their contracts.

By Mike Jones  |  12:02 PM ET, 08/02/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  2013 season outlook, Brandon Meriweather, Brian Orakpo, contracts, DeAngelo Hall, Defense, free agency, Perry Riley

Posted at 11:11 AM ET, 08/02/2013

Players, some grudgingly, accept new NFL rule requiring knee, thigh pads

"We've got to wear them. So there's no need in complaining," veteran wide receiver Donte Stallworth said of the requirement, which goes into effect this season after being approved by the league last year.

By Mark Maske  |  11:11 AM ET, 08/02/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  NFL safety

Posted at 09:46 AM ET, 08/02/2013

Helicopter called in to dry Redskins' waterlogged fields

After two straight days of torrential rains, the fields at the Redskins' Bon Secours training camp facility are a soggy mess. And so, the city of Richmond called in a helicopter to dry the two practice fields.

By Mike Jones  |  09:46 AM ET, 08/02/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Training camp

Posted at 07:32 PM ET, 08/01/2013

Observations from Thursday's practice at Redskins training camp

Robert Griffin III had his most accurate passing performance of training camp, completing 16 of 17 throws in seven-on-seven action.

By Mike Jones  |  07:32 PM ET, 08/01/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  observations, Training camp

Posted at 03:42 PM ET, 08/01/2013

Evan Royster battles for a spot in the backfield

The Third-year pro and Westfield grad hopes to rediscover success from the last two games of his rookie season.

By Brandon Parker  |  03:42 PM ET, 08/01/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Evan Royster, Running backs, Training camp

Posted at 02:30 PM ET, 08/01/2013

Nick Barnett ready to compete, help Redskins build on last season's success

Having witnessed Washington's success from afar last season, veteran linebacker Nick Barnett saw the Redskins as the ideal fit for him.

By Mike Jones  |  02:30 PM ET, 08/01/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  contracts, inside linebackers, Linebackers, London Fletcher, Nick Barnett, Training camp

Posted at 02:05 PM ET, 08/01/2013

Redskins players say they won't be mindful of Riley Cooper's racial slur when they face Eagles

"We're going to go out there and just play football," Josh Wilson says of the Sept. 9 regular season opener at FedEx Field.

By Mark Maske  |  02:05 PM ET, 08/01/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Philadelphia Eagles, Riley Cooper incident, Training camp

Posted at 12:49 PM ET, 08/01/2013

Dave Sheinin on 'The Promise' of Robert Griffin III

Dave Sheinin discusses his Robert Griffin III book with Post Sports Live, plus a photo gallery from training camp and links.

By Keith McMillan  |  12:49 PM ET, 08/01/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Robert Griffin III, Training camp, video

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

Barry Cofield aims to spur Redskins' defense to elite level

As Barry Cofield prepares to enter his third season at nose tackle for the Washington Redskins, he wants to take over.

By Mike Jones  |  10:37 AM ET, 08/01/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  barry cofield, defensive line, Training camp

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

Perry Riley says he could handle increased responsibility

Linebacker Perry Riley said in case of emergency -- London Fletcher missing time -- he could handle a bigger role.

By John Keim  |  07:01 AM ET, 08/01/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  inside linebackers, Linebackers, London Fletcher, Perry Riley, Training camp

 

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