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The Insider: September, 2013

Posted at 06:07 PM ET, 09/30/2013

Redskins awaiting test results on Logan Paulsen's knee injury

Tight end was hurt during Sunday's triumph at Oakland.

By Mark Maske  |  06:07 PM ET, 09/30/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Injuries, Logan Paulsen, tight ends

Posted at 05:27 PM ET, 09/30/2013

Redskins' special teams have 'got to get better,' Shanahan says

Raiders had a touchdown on a blocked punt and a first down on a fake punt Sunday.

By Mark Maske  |  05:27 PM ET, 09/30/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Mike Shanahan, special teams

Posted at 04:33 PM ET, 09/30/2013

Alfred Morris says his bruised ribs are 'nothing serious'

Running back says the Redskins' early bye week is 'perfect timing' for him after he was hurt Sunday.

By Mark Maske  |  04:33 PM ET, 09/30/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Alfred Morris, Injuries, Running backs

Posted at 02:35 PM ET, 09/30/2013

Redskins believe bye week came too soon this season

The Redskins ended the first quarter of their season with a victory over the Raiders. But building momentum off of the victory could prove challenging, because now the team has two weeks between now and its next game.

By Mike Jones  |  02:35 PM ET, 09/30/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Brian Orakpo, bye week, Robert Griffin III, Week 5

Posted at 02:02 PM ET, 09/30/2013

The Outsider: A position-by-position look at how the defense performed against the Raiders

Our new Outsider, Mark Bullock, gives a detailed review of each defensive unit's play in Oakland.

By Mark Bullock  |  02:02 PM ET, 09/30/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Brian Orakpo, cornerbacks, defensive line, Linebackers, Outsider, Redskins vs. Raiders, Safeties, Secondary, The Outsider

Posted at 01:04 PM ET, 09/30/2013

The Outsider: A position-by-position look at how the offense performed against the Raiders

Our new Outsider, Mark Bullock, gives a detailed review of each offensive unit's play in Oakland.

By Mark Bullock  |  01:04 PM ET, 09/30/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Alfred Morris, Offensive line, Outsider, Quarterbacks, Redskins vs. Raiders, Robert Griffin III, Running backs, The Outsider, tight ends, Wide Receivers

Posted at 11:41 AM ET, 09/30/2013

Five observations from the Redskins' win over the Raiders

The Washington Redskins on Sunday managed to stop the bleeding with a 24-14 win over the Oakland Raiders.

By Mike Jones  |  11:41 AM ET, 09/30/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Brandon Meriweather, Brian Orakpo, observations, Redskins vs. Raiders, Reed Doughty, Robert Griffin III, Ryan Kerrigan, Safeties, tight ends, Week 4, Wide Receivers

Posted at 10:47 AM ET, 09/30/2013

Season's first win puts Redskins in second-place tie in NFC East

No need to fret too much in this less-than-fearsome division.

By Mark Maske  |  10:47 AM ET, 09/30/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Dallas Cowboys, New York Giants, NFC East, Philadelphia Eagles, Robert Griffin III, Week 4

Posted at 11:33 PM ET, 09/29/2013

Punt-protection issue resurfaces for Redskins

Raiders get an early touchdown Sunday by blocking a Sav Rocca punt.

By Mark Maske  |  11:33 PM ET, 09/29/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Perry Riley Jr., Redskins vs. Raiders, special teams

Posted at 11:29 PM ET, 09/29/2013

Redskins' veterans: 'It's just one win'

Although happy to finally get a win, the Redskins wisely said that they couldn't really draw a whole lot of satisfaction from the victory.

By Mike Jones  |  11:29 PM ET, 09/29/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  barry cofield, Redskins vs. Raiders, Santana Moss, Week 4

Posted at 10:53 PM ET, 09/29/2013

Roy Helu gives Redskins a boost after Alfred Morris hurt

Backup tailback fills in nicely after Alfred Morris exits with a rib injury.

By Mark Maske  |  10:53 PM ET, 09/29/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Alfred Morris, Redskins vs. Raiders, Roy Helu Jr., Running backs

Posted at 10:00 PM ET, 09/29/2013

Redskins make good use of no-huddle offense

Hurry-up approach leads to a field goal after the Redskins trailed, 14-0, in the first quarter.

By Mark Maske  |  10:00 PM ET, 09/29/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  offensive philosophy, Redskins vs. Raiders

Posted at 09:35 PM ET, 09/29/2013

Redskins injuries: Alfred Morris has bruised ribs

The Redskins starting running back Alfred Morris left the third quarter of Sunday's 24-14 win over the Oakland Raiders having suffered what the team described as a rib contusion.

By Mike Jones  |  09:35 PM ET, 09/29/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Alfred Morris, DeAngelo Hall, Injuries, Logan Paulsen, Redskins vs. Raiders, Roy Helu Jr., Running backs, tight ends

Posted at 03:12 PM ET, 09/29/2013

Forbath and Reed out, Davis in for Redskins vs. Raiders

Rookie tight end Jordan Reed and starting place kicker Kai Forbath both will miss the Washington Redskins game against the Oakland Raiders. Meanwhile, tight end Fred Davis will play after missing the last game with a sprained ankle.

By Mike Jones  |  03:12 PM ET, 09/29/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  brandon jenkins, inactives, John Potter, Jordan Reed, Kai Forbath, Redskins vs. Raiders

Posted at 02:02 PM ET, 09/29/2013

Redskins at Raiders: Live

Discussion, live stats and more for the game between the Washington Redskins and Oakland Raiders.

By Gene Wang, Cindy Boren, Keith McMillan and Chelsea Janes  |  02:02 PM ET, 09/29/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Redskins

Posted at 11:42 AM ET, 09/29/2013

Redskins-Raiders: Game day notes and fast facts

The Washington Redskins will attempt to snap a three-game losing streak today as they take on the Oakland Raiders at 4:25 p.m. on FOX at O.co Coliseum.

By Mike Jones  |  11:42 AM ET, 09/29/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Gameday notes

Posted at 10:06 AM ET, 09/29/2013

Game day Q&A: Brandon Meriweather

On the field, Meriweather rarely stops chirping at opponents. But he can be rather elusive when it comes talking to reporters.

By Mike Jones  |  10:06 AM ET, 09/29/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Brandon Meriweather, Game Day Q&A

Posted at 08:51 AM ET, 09/28/2013

Charles Woodson has praise for fellow DB DeAngelo Hall

DeAngelo Hall last week joined Charles Woodson, Ed Reed, Champ Bailey and Asante Samuel as the only active players with 40 career interceptions.

By Mike Jones  |  08:51 AM ET, 09/28/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  DeAngelo Hall

Posted at 01:53 PM ET, 09/27/2013

Kai Forbath could kick Sunday (update)

Coach Mike Shanahan said Friday's practice "went pretty good."

By Mark Maske  |  01:53 PM ET, 09/27/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:00 AM ET, 09/27/2013

Redskins vs. Raiders: Five story lines to follow

In search of their first win of the season, the Washington Redskins head west where they will take on the Oakland Raiders at 4:25 p.m. on FOX.

By Mike Jones  |  11:00 AM ET, 09/27/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Five storylines

Posted at 10:03 AM ET, 09/27/2013

John Potter approaching Sunday as if he will kick

On his approach for the week, Potter said, “I just assume I’m going to be the kicker and I treat it that way every day working, kicking, working out. That’s just life as NFL kicker. You just treat every day like you’re going to be the starting guy.”

By Mike Jones  |  10:03 AM ET, 09/27/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  John Potter

Posted at 09:01 AM ET, 09/27/2013

Redskins scheduled to travel Friday to Bay Area

For Shanahan-coached teams, a three-hour time change means traveling a day earlier than usual so players have a chance to acclimate.

By Mark Maske  |  09:01 AM ET, 09/27/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Oakland Raiders, Redskins vs. Raiders, Redskins-Raiders, Week 4

Posted at 08:03 AM ET, 09/27/2013

The NFL in London: Would you watch the Redskins play there?

As the Steelers and Vikings get set to play in London, Des Bieler ponders the future of the NFL in the U.K.

By Des Bieler  |  08:03 AM ET, 09/27/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Jacksonville Jaguars, Minnesota Vikings, NFL in London, Pittsburgh Steelers, Week 4

Posted at 07:02 AM ET, 09/27/2013

'Big-time' production so far for Pierre Garcon

Redskins wide receiver is on pace for a 123-catch, 1,493-yard season.

By Mark Maske  |  07:02 AM ET, 09/27/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Pierre Garcon, Stats, Wide Receivers

Posted at 05:26 PM ET, 09/26/2013

Fantasy watch: Kaepernick risky, Le'Veon Bell worth starting

Gene Wang offers fantasy football thoughts on Colin Kaepernick, Kenbrell Thompkins, Le'Veon Bell and Terrelle Pryor

By Gene Wang  |  05:26 PM ET, 09/26/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  fantasy football, New England Patriots, Pittsburgh Steelers, San Francisco 49ers

Posted at 05:04 PM ET, 09/26/2013

Kyle Shanahan: Element of surprise gone for NFL's option-play offenses

Redskins offensive coordinator says college-style plays are "not shocking people" like they did last season, when it was "easy at times" for offenses.

By Mark Maske  |  05:04 PM ET, 09/26/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  offensive philosophy, read option, Redskins vs. Eagles, Redskins vs. Lions, Redskins vs. Packers, Robert Griffin III, zone read

Posted at 04:11 PM ET, 09/26/2013

Forbath, Reed, Jenkins remain sidelined with injuries

Redskins place kicker Kai Forbath, tight end Jordan Reed and linebacker Brandon Jenkins missed a second straight day of practice with injuries.

By Mike Jones  |  04:11 PM ET, 09/26/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  brandon jenkins, Fred Davis, Injuries, Jordan Reed, Kai Forbath

Posted at 04:05 PM ET, 09/26/2013

Barnett not surprised by time-sharing arrangement with Fletcher

Veteran linebacker says that was his original understanding of what his role would be.

By Mark Maske  |  04:05 PM ET, 09/26/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  inside linebackers, London Fletcher, Nick Barnett

Posted at 03:07 PM ET, 09/26/2013

Haslett remains confident in Rambo’s potential

Although confident that the sixth-round pick can develop into a good NFL player, Jim Haslett didn’t commit to playing the rookie for this week’s game.

By Mike Jones  |  03:07 PM ET, 09/26/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bacarri Rambo, Jim Haslett, Safeties

Posted at 02:18 PM ET, 09/26/2013

Rob Jackson eager for suspension to expire

Linebacker’s four-game ban ends after Sunday’s game at Oakland.

By Mark Maske  |  02:18 PM ET, 09/26/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Jarvis Jenkins, outside linebackers, Rob Jackson, suspensions

Posted at 01:01 PM ET, 09/26/2013

Jordan Reed remains day-to-day because of bruised thigh

Redskins tight end Jordan Reed said that his bruised right quadriceps remains sore and that he is day-to-day.

By Mike Jones  |  01:01 PM ET, 09/26/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Injuries, Jordan Reed, tight ends

Posted at 10:31 AM ET, 09/26/2013

Josh Morgan not complaining about reduced role

But Redskins wide receiver says he is healthy and capable of contributing when given chances.

By Mark Maske  |  10:31 AM ET, 09/26/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  0-3, Josh Morgan, Leonard Hankerson, Wide Receivers

Posted at 09:32 AM ET, 09/26/2013

Raiders still see Robert Griffin III as dual-threat quarterback

After studying his game film from his last three outings, the Oakland Raiders believe that Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III remains a threat both with his arms and legs.

By Mike Jones  |  09:32 AM ET, 09/26/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Oakland Raiders, Redskins vs. Raiders, Robert Griffin III

Posted at 08:32 AM ET, 09/26/2013

London Fletcher expects to keep sharing time with Nick Barnett

Wanting to remain effective throughout games after struggling in the first two, Redskins inside linebacker London Fletcher said he has no problem sharing playing time with Nick Barnett.

By Mike Jones  |  08:32 AM ET, 09/26/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  inside linebackers, London Fletcher, Nick Barnett, Redskins vs. Raiders

Posted at 07:01 AM ET, 09/26/2013

Revisiting the trade that brought Robert Griffin III to Washington

As the Redskins struggle, and the Rams prepare for a prime-time game Thursday, let’s look back at the teams’ blockbuster trade.

By Greg Schimmel  |  07:01 AM ET, 09/26/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Kirk Cousins, Opening kick, Robert Griffin III, Robert Griffin III trade, st. louis rams

Posted at 05:51 PM ET, 09/25/2013

Jordan Reed misses Wednesday’s practice

Rookie tight end suffered a bruised thigh Sunday.

By Mark Maske  |  05:51 PM ET, 09/25/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Brandon Meriweather, Fred Davis, Injuries, Jordan Reed, Kai Forbath, Leonard Hankerson, tight ends

Posted at 04:57 PM ET, 09/25/2013

Robert Griffin III open to receiving professional sliding tips

Whether serious or not, Robert Griffin III said that he could enlist the services of Nationals outfielder Bryce Harper.

By Mike Jones  |  04:57 PM ET, 09/25/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Injuries, Quarterbacks, Robert Griffin III

Posted at 03:32 PM ET, 09/25/2013

Redskins defenders see Raiders as a challenge for run defense

Although encouraged by the improvement, the Redskins believe that the true measuring stick for growth will come this week when the team faces the Oakland Raiders, who rank third in the NFL, averaging 148.7 rushing yards a game.

By Mike Jones  |  03:32 PM ET, 09/25/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  barry cofield, Oakland Raiders, Redskins vs. Raiders, run defense

Posted at 02:47 PM ET, 09/25/2013

Ryan Kerrigan says his knee injury not serious

Linebacker intends to practice fully Wednesday. Tight end Fred Davis and place kicker Kai Forbath say they’re hopeful of being available this weekend.

By Mark Maske  |  02:47 PM ET, 09/25/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Fred Davis, Injuries, Jordan Reed, Kai Forbath, outside linebackers, Redskins vs. Raiders, Ryan Kerrigan, tight ends

Posted at 02:26 PM ET, 09/25/2013

Redskins say they’re preparing to face Terrelle Pryor in Oakland

The Raiders’ starting quarterback suffered a concussion, and backup Matt Flynn could take over, but the Redskins don’t seem to mind.

By Mark Maske  |  02:26 PM ET, 09/25/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  barry cofield, Kedric Golston, Oakland Raiders, Redskins vs. Raiders, Ryan Kerrigan

Posted at 01:23 PM ET, 09/25/2013

Bacarri Rambo takes demotion in stride

Baccari Rambo was taken out of the starting lineup, but says he’ll let the coaches coach, and work on improving.

By Mike Jones  |  01:23 PM ET, 09/25/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Baccari Rambo, Defense, Rookies, Safeties

Posted at 11:05 AM ET, 09/25/2013

If the Redskins lose Sunday, will heads roll?

The Post Sports Live crew suggests changes the Redskins should make if they lose to the Oakland Raiders on Sunday.

By Keith McMillan  |  11:05 AM ET, 09/25/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Post Sports Live, Redskins vs. Raiders, video

Posted at 10:01 AM ET, 09/25/2013

Players see signs of progress on offense

Performance against the Lions was “not greatly better but a little bit better,” according to wide receiver Pierre Garcon.

By Mark Maske  |  10:01 AM ET, 09/25/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  0-3, offensive philosophy, Pierre Garcon, Redskins vs. Lions, Santana Moss, Tyler Polumbus

Posted at 07:01 AM ET, 09/25/2013

Hankerson might be pulling away from Morgan

After receiving a relatively even allotment of playing time in each of the Washington Redskins’ first two games of the season as they split time at the ‘Z’ receiver spot, Leonard Hankerson and Josh Morgan on Sunday saw their snap counts trend in opposite directions.

By Mike Jones  |  07:01 AM ET, 09/25/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Josh Morgan, Leonard Hankerson, position battles, Wide Receivers

Posted at 05:44 PM ET, 09/24/2013

Redskins sign OL Troy Kropog to practice squad

The move comes on the same day that the Redskins lost practice squad tackle Xavier Nixon to the Indianapolis Colts’ 53-man roster

By Mike Jones  |  05:44 PM ET, 09/24/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Free agents, Offensive line, Xavier Nixon

Posted at 02:32 PM ET, 09/24/2013

Redskins still experimenting with kick returners

Searching for a spark in their returns game with rookie Chris Thompson largely held in check, the Redskins gave wide receiver Josh Morgan a try in the second half of Sunday’s loss to the Detroit Lions.

By Mike Jones  |  02:32 PM ET, 09/24/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Chris Thompson, Josh Morgan, Niles Paul, special teams

Posted at 01:31 PM ET, 09/24/2013

Redskins players say actions, not words, matter now

Linebacker London Fletcher’s midweek address failed to produce a win over the Lions.

By Mark Maske  |  01:31 PM ET, 09/24/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  0-3, barry cofield, leadership, London Fletcher, Pierre Garcon, Redskins vs. Raiders

Posted at 12:47 PM ET, 09/24/2013

Redskins mailbag: The handling of RGIII, Meriweather’s play and Jordan Reed’s potential

Mike Jones answers fans’ questions on Mike Shanahan’s handling of Robert Griffin III, the benching of Baccari Rambo, the health of Brandon Meriweather and the potential of Jordan Reed.

By Mike Jones  |  12:47 PM ET, 09/24/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Baccari Rambo, Brandon Meriweather, Jordan Reed, Mailbag, NFL safety, Robert Griffin III, special teams, tight ends

Posted at 11:36 AM ET, 09/24/2013

Redskins have been creative on defense, without success so far

The starting secondary against the Lions featured three cornerbacks and only one safety.

By Mark Maske  |  11:36 AM ET, 09/24/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  0-3, cornerbacks, Defense, Jim Haslett, Josh Wilson, Safeties, Secondary

Posted at 10:43 AM ET, 09/24/2013

Who belongs in the NFL’s top 10 after Week 3?

Mark Maske ranks the top 10 teams in the league through three weeks.

By Mark Maske  |  10:43 AM ET, 09/24/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Baltimore Ravens, Chicago Bears, Cincinnati Bengals, Denver Broncos, Indianapolis Colts, Kansas City Chiefs, Miami Dolphins, New England Patriots, New Orleans Saints, Seattle Seahawks, top 10, Week 3

Posted at 07:02 AM ET, 09/24/2013

Shanahan looking to keep Fletcher fresh, get better execution out of Rambo

Redskins coach Mike Shanahan explains the modification of the workloads of one of his most experienced players, and one of his rookies.

By Mike Jones  |  07:02 AM ET, 09/24/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bacarri Rambo, London Fletcher, Mike Shanahan, Nick Barnett, Playing time, Redskins vs. Lions

Posted at 06:32 PM ET, 09/23/2013

Shanahan: Second-quarter interception wasn’t Griffin’s fault

Mike Shanahan said that quarterback Robert Griffin III wasn’t to blame for the interception that killed a potential scoring drive in the second quarter against the Detroit Lions.

By Mike Jones  |  06:32 PM ET, 09/23/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Mike Shanahan, Redskins vs. Lions, Robert Griffin III

Posted at 06:19 PM ET, 09/23/2013

Shanahan: Calls on Robinson’s non-catch, Griffin’s fumble were correct

The two fourth-quarter gaffes by the Redskins led to Sunday’s loss.

By Mark Maske  |  06:19 PM ET, 09/23/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  0-3, Aldrick Robinson, Brandon Meriweather, Mike Shanahan, NFL officiating, officials, Redskins vs. Lions, Robert Griffin III

Posted at 05:33 PM ET, 09/23/2013

Shanahan mostly pleased with offensive balance vs. Lions

Redskins coach Mike Shanahan said that given the circumstances, he thought that his offense was more balanced until faced with desperate late-game situations.

By Mike Jones  |  05:33 PM ET, 09/23/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Kyle Shanahan, Mike Shanahan, offensive philosophy, Robert Griffin III

Posted at 05:33 PM ET, 09/23/2013

Redskins players say they’re shocked by 0-3 start

‘We never thought we’d be 0-3 coming off the offseason we had and the last year that we had,’ wide receiver Pierre Garcon says.

By Mark Maske  |  05:33 PM ET, 09/23/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  0-3, 2013 season, barry cofield, Josh Wilson, Pierre Garcon, Tyler Polumbus, Week 3

Posted at 03:47 PM ET, 09/23/2013

Kai Forbath hopeful for Redskins’ game at Oakland

Redskins place kicker Kai Forbath said his injured groin continues to heal, but isn’t yet 100 percent.

By Mike Jones  |  03:47 PM ET, 09/23/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  John Potter, Kai Forbath, special teams

Posted at 03:02 PM ET, 09/23/2013

Barry Cofield says defense ‘isn’t playing well enough to win right now’

The Redskins have allowed the most yards in a season’s first three games by an NFL team since 1966, according to Elias.

By Mark Maske  |  03:02 PM ET, 09/23/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  0-3, barry cofield, Defense, Jim Haslett

Posted at 01:34 PM ET, 09/23/2013

Chris Chester: RGIII ‘good enough for us to win’

Redskins right guard Chris Chester said that although quarterback Robert Griffin III still is working his way back into form, the second-year pro still gives Washington the best chance to win games.

By Mike Jones  |  01:34 PM ET, 09/23/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Chris Chester, Redskins vs. Lions, Robert Griffin III

Posted at 12:57 PM ET, 09/23/2013

Garcon says Griffin is ‘a lot different’ as a player than last season [updated]

Quarterback is ‘obviously’ not fully healthy, Redskins wide receiver says.

By Mark Maske  |  12:57 PM ET, 09/23/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Pierre Garcon, Redskins vs. Lions, Robert Griffin III

Posted at 11:02 AM ET, 09/23/2013

The feel of 0-3 in the morning, snap counts & more

Fans’ reactions to dropping to 0-3, plus snap counts and links from the Lions game.

By Keith McMillan  |  11:02 AM ET, 09/23/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  fans, Redskins vs. Lions, snap counts, Week 3

Posted at 09:10 AM ET, 09/23/2013

Five observations from the Redskins’ loss to the Lions

The Redskins show improvement in a number of areas, but can’t find a way to overcome shortcomings in yet another loss this season.

By Mike Jones  |  09:10 AM ET, 09/23/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  0-3, Defense, Injuries, observations, Redskins vs. Lions, Robert Griffin III, special teams

Posted at 08:48 PM ET, 09/22/2013

Jordan Reed suffers quad contusion

Tight end Jordan Reed suffered a quad contusion after taking a helmet to the leg in Sunday’s 27-20 loss to the Detroit Lions at FedEx Field.

By Mike Jones  |  08:48 PM ET, 09/22/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  brandon jenkins, Fred Davis, Injuries, Jordan Reed, Redskins vs. Lions, tight ends

Posted at 08:16 PM ET, 09/22/2013

Shanahan: Going for field goal over touchdown kept hopes alive

Redskins coach Mike Shanahan said that he settled for a field goal within the final two minutes of play rather than going for a touchdown on fourth-and-goal from the Detroit 3-yard line so his team could have a chance to even remain in the game.

By Mike Jones  |  08:16 PM ET, 09/22/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  John Potter, Mike Shanahan, Redskins vs. Lions, Week 3

Posted at 07:44 PM ET, 09/22/2013

Redskins players say they’re not giving up on their season

‘A lot can be done in 13 games,’ left tackle Trent Williams said after the loss to the Lions.

By Mark Maske  |  07:44 PM ET, 09/22/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  0-3, Redskins 0-3 start, Redskins vs. Lions, Trent Williams, Week 3

Posted at 07:02 PM ET, 09/22/2013

Fletcher: ‘We really beat ourselves today’

Linebacker sees some progress but laments the team’s 0-3 start.

By Mark Maske  |  07:02 PM ET, 09/22/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  0-3, London Fletcher, Redskins vs. Lions

Posted at 11:45 AM ET, 09/22/2013

Fred Davis, Kai Forbath inactive for Redskins

Brandon Meriweather is active. Logan Paulsen is scheduled to start for Davis at tight end.

By Mark Maske  |  11:45 AM ET, 09/22/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Brandon Meriweather, Fred Davis, inactives, John Potter, Kai Forbath, Redskins vs. Lions, Week 3

Posted at 11:04 AM ET, 09/22/2013

Redskins vs. Lions: Game day notes and fast facts

The Washington Redskins this afternoon will try to snap their two-game losing streak when they host the Detroit Lions at 1 p.m. on FOX.

By Mike Jones  |  11:04 AM ET, 09/22/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Game day notes, Redskins vs. Lions, Week 3

Posted at 11:02 AM ET, 09/22/2013

Redskins vs. Lions: Live

Join Gene Wang, Cindy Boren, Keith McMillan, Matt McFarland and Chelsea Janes to discuss this afternoon’s game between the Washington Redskins and Detroit Lions.

By Gene Wang, Cindy Boren, Keith McMillan, Matt McFarland and Chelsea Janes  |  11:02 AM ET, 09/22/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Live coverage, Redskins

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

Redskins Game-day Q&A: Trent Williams on consistency, coaching aspirations and a wise ‘business decision’

Aiming to establish himself as a perennial Pro Bowl player, Trent Williams has gotten off to a strong start.

By Mike Jones  |  08:02 AM ET, 09/22/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Game Day Q&A, Offensive line, Redskins vs. Lions, Trent Williams, Week 3

Posted at 11:55 AM ET, 09/21/2013

Fred Davis questionable for Redskins vs. Lions with ankle injury

Davis practiced every day this week, and hadn’t been listed on the injury report. It wasn’t clear if he suffered the injury during Friday’s practice or Saturday’s walk-through.

By Mike Jones  |  11:55 AM ET, 09/21/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Fred Davis, Injuries, Redskins vs. Lions, tight ends

Posted at 10:33 AM ET, 09/21/2013

Meriweather to appeal fine, will try to change tackling style

By Mike Jones  |  10:33 AM ET, 09/21/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Brandon Meriweather, Concussions, Fines, Injuries

Posted at 09:07 AM ET, 09/21/2013

Kyle Shanahan remains confident in his offense

As he worked this week to find a cure for the first-half struggles that have seen his offense get outscored 50-0 in the first halves of games, Redskins defensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan preached clean execution and confidence.

By Mike Jones  |  09:07 AM ET, 09/21/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Kyle Shanahan

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

Redskins offensive linemen see balance as key to fending off Suh & Co.

The Washington Redskins’ interior linemen have struggled thus far this season, and on Sunday, they draw another tough challenge.

By Mike Jones  |  08:21 AM ET, 09/21/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Offensive line, Redskins vs. Lions

Posted at 03:48 PM ET, 09/20/2013

Will Montgomery, Nick Sundberg fined

Redskins center Will Montgomery and long-snapper Nick Sundberg take financial hits for actions in loss to Packers.

By Mike Jones  |  03:48 PM ET, 09/20/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Fines, Nick Sundberg, Offensive line, special teams, Will Montgomery

Posted at 03:43 PM ET, 09/20/2013

Meriweather, Forbath still questionable for Redskins vs. Lions

Redskins strong safety Brandon Meriweather and place kicker Kai Forbath remain questionable for Sunday’s game against the Detroit Lions and will be evaluated Saturday before a decision on their status.

By Mike Jones  |  03:43 PM ET, 09/20/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Brandon Meriweather, Injuries, Kai Forbath

Posted at 02:29 PM ET, 09/20/2013

Jonathan Ogden has a homecoming at his D.C. high school

The Hall of Fame tackle comes back to his high school, St. Albans in the District, to have his jersey retired.

By Gene Wang  |  02:29 PM ET, 09/20/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Baltimore Ravens, Jonathan Ogden, St. Albans

Posted at 12:55 PM ET, 09/20/2013

Redskins vs. Lions: Five story lines to follow

The Redskins are challenged with slowing a Detroit offense averaging 27.5 points a game and ranked eighth in the NFL in passing.

By Mike Jones  |  12:55 PM ET, 09/20/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  DeAngelo Hall, observations, Redskins vs. Lions, Robert Griffin III, Week 3

Posted at 10:32 AM ET, 09/20/2013

Josh Wilson: Yards don’t matter, wins do

‘If we give up 1,000 yards and we’re 2-0 ... who cares?’ cornerback says.

By Mark Maske  |  10:32 AM ET, 09/20/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  2013 season, Defense, Josh Wilson, Redskins vs. Lions, Week 3

Posted at 09:47 AM ET, 09/20/2013

NFC East’s woes give Redskins hope

The Eagles’ loss Thursday night leaves the Cowboys as the division’s only team even at .500.

By Mark Maske  |  09:47 AM ET, 09/20/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  2013 season, Dallas Cowboys, New York Giants, NFC East, Philadelphia Eagles

Posted at 09:01 AM ET, 09/20/2013

Joe Gibbs has confidence in Mike Shanahan, Robert Griffin III

Former Redskins coach Joe Gibbs predicts that Mike Shanahan and Robert Griffin III will get the team turned around and that with a couple wins, Washington will be right back in the thick of things and could have another strong season.

By Mike Jones  |  09:01 AM ET, 09/20/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Joe Gibbs, Mike Shanahan, Robert Griffin III

Posted at 08:16 AM ET, 09/20/2013

Fletcher addressed teammates this week

Linebacker urged each Redskins player to focus on doing his own job and performing his own assignments, according to a player who heard the speech Wednesday.

By Mark Maske  |  08:16 AM ET, 09/20/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Brian Orakpo, Defense, Josh Wilson, leadership, London Fletcher

Posted at 07:09 AM ET, 09/20/2013

Other blockbuster NFL trades we’d like to see

In the wake of the Browns dealing 2012 No. 3 overall pick Trent Richardson to the Colts, here are some other blockbuster deals Opening Kick would like to see.

By Desmond Bieler  |  07:09 AM ET, 09/20/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Cleveland Browns, Indianapolis Colts, trades

Posted at 04:46 PM ET, 09/19/2013

Brandon Meriweather, Kedric Golston again limited in practice

Brandon Meriweather again handled a limited workload in practice on Thursday.

By Mike Jones  |  04:46 PM ET, 09/19/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  barry cofield, Brandon Meriweather, Injuries, Kai Fobath, Kedric Golston, Redskins vs. Lions, Stephen Bowen

Posted at 04:02 PM ET, 09/19/2013

Keenan Robinson expected to have fully recovered by mid-December

Injured linebacker Keenan Robinson continues his recovery from surgery to repair the torn pectoral muscle that has robbed him of his second NFL season.

By Mike Jones  |  04:02 PM ET, 09/19/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Injuries, inside linebackers, Keenan Robinson

Posted at 03:16 PM ET, 09/19/2013

Fred Davis aims to keep working despite reduced playing time

Washington Redskins tight end Fred Davis said he will not let an apparent second-half benching against the Green Bay Packers discourage him

By Mike Jones  |  03:16 PM ET, 09/19/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Fred Davis, Jordan Reed, Logan Paulsen, Redskins vs. Lions, Redskins vs. Packers, tight ends

Posted at 02:31 PM ET, 09/19/2013

Orakpo and Kerrigan playing well, Haslett says

Outside-linebacker duo totaled three sacks last Sunday in Green Bay.

By Mark Maske  |  02:31 PM ET, 09/19/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Brian Orakpo, Defense, Jim Haslett, Ryan Kerrigan

Posted at 01:48 PM ET, 09/19/2013

Haslett accepts blame, expresses confidence in players

The coordinator says the Redskins have enough talent, and if they can stop the run, they can fix the defensive issues.

By Mike Jones  |  01:48 PM ET, 09/19/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Defense, Jim Haslett, Redskins vs. Lions, Week 3

Posted at 01:01 PM ET, 09/19/2013

Redskins two yards shy of record for yards allowed in two weeks of the season

The 1,023 yards that the Washington Redskins defense has allowed through two weeks stand just two yards shy of the NFL record for yards given up through two games.

By Mike Jones  |  01:01 PM ET, 09/19/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  2013 season, Defense

Posted at 12:17 PM ET, 09/19/2013

Griffin must be himself as a leader, Fletcher says

Quarterback has said he’ll be a stern leader if that’s what teammates want from him.

By Mark Maske  |  12:17 PM ET, 09/19/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  leadership, London Fletcher, Robert Griffin III

Posted at 11:32 AM ET, 09/19/2013

Fantasy watch: Roll with Michael Vick, get sneaky with Nate Burleson

Gene Wang provides insight on Roddy White, James Starks and Redskins vs. Lions.

By Gene Wang  |  11:32 AM ET, 09/19/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Atlanta Falcons, Detroit Lions, fantasy football, Green Bay Packers, Kansas City Chiefs, Philadelphia Eagles, Redskins vs. Lions

Posted at 10:47 AM ET, 09/19/2013

Redskins players supportive of Brandon Meriweather through injuries

Safety has failed to start and finish a single game since beginning of last season.

By Mark Maske  |  10:47 AM ET, 09/19/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Brandon Meriweather, Concussions, Injuries, Josh Wilson, London Fletcher

Posted at 10:01 AM ET, 09/19/2013

Fletcher: ‘It’s as close to being a must-win as you can get’

Linebacker calls team’s 0-2 start ‘very surprising and disappointing.’

By Mark Maske  |  10:01 AM ET, 09/19/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  London Fletcher, Redskins vs. Lions, Week 3

Posted at 09:17 AM ET, 09/19/2013

Calvin Johnson, Lions expect to exploit weaknesses in Redskins’ secondary

Calvin Johnson and the Lions believe they will have plenty of opportunities for big plays against the Redskins.

By Mike Jones  |  09:17 AM ET, 09/19/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Defense, Detroit Lions, Redskins vs. Lions

Posted at 08:32 AM ET, 09/19/2013

Morris expects more option plays as season progresses

But second-year tailback says that’s the least of the team’s worries at the moment.

By Mark Maske  |  08:32 AM ET, 09/19/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Alfred Morris, offensive philosophy, Robert Griffin III, zone read

Posted at 07:01 AM ET, 09/19/2013

Donovan McNabb in the Hall of Fame?

As the Eagles retire the quarterback’s jersey tonight, the question remains about whether he will be Canton-bound one day.

By Greg Schimmel  |  07:01 AM ET, 09/19/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Andy Reid, Donovan McNabb, football, Hall of Fame, Opening kick, Pro Football Hall of Fame, Redskins

Posted at 05:52 PM ET, 09/18/2013

Redskins might use two kickers against Lions

John Potter could be retained as a kickoff specialist while Kai Forbath might handle field goals if his groin injury heals sufficiently.

By Mark Maske  |  05:52 PM ET, 09/18/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Brandon Meriweather, John Potter, Kai Forbath, Kedric Golston, Redskins vs. Lions, special teams, Week 3

Posted at 04:36 PM ET, 09/18/2013

Moss says first two games were Griffin’s preseason

Wide receiver says Griffin’s supposed reduction in speed isn’t what’s causing the team to lose games.

By Mark Maske  |  04:36 PM ET, 09/18/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Quarterbacks, Robert Griffin III, Santana Moss, Week 3, Wide Receivers

Posted at 04:29 PM ET, 09/18/2013

Brandon Meriweather fined $42,000 for helmet-to-helmet hit

The NFL has fined Redskins strong safety Brandon Meriweather $42,000 for his helmet-to-helmet hit with Green Bay running back Eddie Lacy on Sunday, a person with knowledge of the situation confirmed.

By Mike Jones  |  04:29 PM ET, 09/18/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Brandon Meriweather, Concussions, Fines, NFL safety, Safeties

Posted at 04:29 PM ET, 09/18/2013

At the podium: Robert Griffin III and Mike Shanahan

A collection of tweets fromthe Robert Griffin III and Mike Shanahan conference, and a place to react to what they’re saying.

By Keith McMillan  |  04:29 PM ET, 09/18/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Mike Shanahan, news conferences, Robert Griffin III, Week 3

Posted at 04:27 PM ET, 09/18/2013

Alfred Morris laments lack of preseason work

Despite showing improvement from Week 1 to Week 2, Redskins running back Alfred Morris said on Wednesday that he still doesn’t yet feel like himself.

By Mike Jones  |  04:27 PM ET, 09/18/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Alfred Morris, Running backs

Posted at 04:24 PM ET, 09/18/2013

Garcon says Griffin’s mending knee is the elephant in the room

Wide receiver says Griffin missing the preseason didn’t help the offense. He also says it’s clear to him that Griffin’s knee brace is slowing the quarterback and suggested that Griffin’s knee might have him second-guessing himself.

By Mark Maske  |  04:24 PM ET, 09/18/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Injuries, Pierre Garcon, Redskins offense, Robert Griffin III

Posted at 04:20 PM ET, 09/18/2013

Brandon Meriweather returns to practice field

Redskins strong safety Brandon Meriweather returned to the practice field on Wednesday after leaving Sunday’s game with a concussion and going through a series of tests Monday and Tuesday.

By Mike Jones  |  04:20 PM ET, 09/18/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Brandon Meriweather, Concussions, Injuries, Safeties

Posted at 12:46 PM ET, 09/18/2013

Kai Forbath says his injured groin muscle is improving

But Redskins kicker won’t test his injury in practice until Friday.

By Mark Maske  |  12:46 PM ET, 09/18/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  John Potter, Kai Forbath, Redskins vs. Lions, special teams

Posted at 10:38 AM ET, 09/18/2013

Video: There’s plenty of time for a Redskins turnaround

Mark Maske discusses the locker-room mood of being 0-2 vs. the mood at 3-6 and the chances of getting to 2-2 by the bye week.

By Keith McMillan  |  10:38 AM ET, 09/18/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Post Sports Live, Redskins vs. Lions, video

Posted at 08:02 AM ET, 09/18/2013

Redskins again turn to rookie TE Jordan Reed down the stretch

Just two games into the season, it appears that there could be a changing of the guard at tight end for the Washington Redskins.

By Mike Jones  |  08:02 AM ET, 09/18/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Fred Davis, Jordan Reed, Logan Paulsen, Niles Paul, tight ends

Posted at 03:01 PM ET, 09/17/2013

Why aren’t the Redskins running the read option?

Post Sports Live probes this question, plus ponders if the Redskins have lost their identity.

By Keith McMillan  |  03:01 PM ET, 09/17/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Post Sports Live, Robert Griffin III, video

Posted at 02:21 PM ET, 09/17/2013

Redskins have given Pat White no indication they’ll re-sign him

The team’s fourth quarterback cleared waivers after being released to clear a roster spot for fill-in kicker John Potter.

By Mark Maske  |  02:21 PM ET, 09/17/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Pat White, Quarterbacks, special teams

Posted at 12:02 PM ET, 09/17/2013

Redskins mailbag: London Fletcher’s quiet start, roster needs and penalties

The Washington Redskins have stumbled out of the gates to an 0-2 start that few people imagined. There are plenty of problem areas and plenty of questions, but thus far, few answers.

By Mike Jones  |  12:02 PM ET, 09/17/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  London Fletcher, Mailbag, Nick Barnett, penalties, Safeties, Salary cap

Posted at 09:16 AM ET, 09/17/2013

Redskins players not ready to hit panic button

Having rebounded from a 3-6 start last season, the Redskins believe they can work their way out of the 0-2 hole.

By Mike Jones  |  09:16 AM ET, 09/17/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Josh Wilson, Pierre Garcon, Trent Williams

Posted at 07:36 AM ET, 09/17/2013

Who belongs in the NFL’s top 10 after two weeks?

Mark Maske ranks the top 10 teams in the NFL through two weeks of play.

By Keith McMillan and Mark Maske  |  07:36 AM ET, 09/17/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Denver Broncos, Houston Texans, Opening kick, Seattle Seahawks, top 10

Posted at 05:38 PM ET, 09/16/2013

Meriweather to be fined, not suspended, for helmet-to-helmet hit on Lacy [updated]

Safety Brandon Meriweather will be fined by the NFL but not suspended for his hit Sunday that knocked Green Bay Packers running back Eddie Lacy out of the game with a concussion.

By Mike Jones  |  05:38 PM ET, 09/16/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Brandon Meriweather, Concussions, Fines, Injuries, injury updates, Kai Forbath, NFL safety, Redskins vs. Packers

Posted at 04:52 PM ET, 09/16/2013

Shanahan addresses penalties, but not overly concerned

The Washington Redskins in their first two games have committed a total of 17 penalties for 153 yards with seven of them for 78 yards coming Sunday against the Green Bay Packers.

By Mike Jones  |  04:52 PM ET, 09/16/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Mike Shanahan, penalties

Posted at 04:01 PM ET, 09/16/2013

Shanahan says he won’t consider a quarterback change

Mike Shanahan says he won’t change the Redskins’ starting quarterback

By Mark Maske  |  04:01 PM ET, 09/16/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Kirk Cousins, Kyle Shanahan, Quarterbacks, Robert Griffin III

Posted at 03:03 PM ET, 09/16/2013

At the podium: Shanahan says Redskins won’t bench Griffin for Cousins

Mike Shanahan is speaking with reporters a day after the 38-20 loss in Green Bay. Here’s a thread to discuss what he’s saying.

By Keith McMillan  |  03:03 PM ET, 09/16/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Brandon Meriweather, Kai Forbath, Kirk Cousins, Mike Shanahan, news conferences, Robert Griffin III

Posted at 01:20 PM ET, 09/16/2013

Joshua Morgan’s mother safe after Navy Yard shooting

By Gene Wang  |  01:20 PM ET, 09/16/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Josh Morgan

Posted at 09:30 AM ET, 09/16/2013

Five observations from the Redskins’ 38-20 loss to the Packers

The Washington Redskins have now dropped to 0-2 after another baffling performance that saw them struggle to do anything right in the first half and then have to claw their way back to respectability in the second half.

By Mike Jones  |  09:30 AM ET, 09/16/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Defense, observations, read option, Redskins vs. Packers, Robert Griffin III, zone read

Posted at 08:02 AM ET, 09/16/2013

Robert Griffin III willing to change leadership approach, to a degree

Late in the Redskins’ 38-20 loss to the Green Bay Packers, a veteran teammate suggested to Griffin that he may need to become more vocal and more demonstrative as a leader.

By Mike Jones  |  08:02 AM ET, 09/16/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Redskins vs. Packers, Robert Griffin III

Posted at 07:01 AM ET, 09/16/2013

Redskins at 0-2: Why and where to go from here

One of the Insider’s frequent commenters takes a crack at what the issues with the Redskins have been so far.

By Keith McMillan  |  07:01 AM ET, 09/16/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Opening kick, Redskins vs. Packers

Posted at 07:13 PM ET, 09/15/2013

Niles Paul’s frustration spills over on personal foul

The special teamer earned a personal foul for what was described as a head-butt.

By Mark Maske  |  07:13 PM ET, 09/15/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Niles Paul, penalties, special teams

Posted at 06:52 PM ET, 09/15/2013

Collection of personal bests not enough to earn victory

A number of players achieve career milestones, but the bitter taste a loss prevents them from enjoying it.

By Mike Jones  |  06:52 PM ET, 09/15/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Redskins vs. Packers

Posted at 06:37 PM ET, 09/15/2013

Redskins players miffed over reasons for struggles

Players’ frustration is evident in the locker room after another disastrous performance on both sides of the ball.

By Mike Jones  |  06:37 PM ET, 09/15/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Pierre Garcon, Redskins vs. Packers, Reed Doughty, Robert Griffin III, Ryan Kerrigan

Posted at 02:18 PM ET, 09/15/2013

About two dozen protest ‘Redskins’ name at Lambeau Field

A group of American Indians say they are trying to get the attention of franchise owner Daniel Snyder.

By Kent Babb  |  02:18 PM ET, 09/15/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Redskins name

Posted at 11:50 AM ET, 09/15/2013

PK Kai Forbath out for Redskins vs. Packers; Meriweather a go

Kicker Kai Forbath will not play for the Redskins as they take on Green Bay. Meanwhile, Brandon Meriweather makes his season debut.

By Mike Jones  |  11:50 AM ET, 09/15/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  inactives, Kai Forbath, special teams

Posted at 11:35 AM ET, 09/15/2013

Redskins Gameday Q&A: E.J. Biggers on high school and college roots, and being a role model

For today’s Gameday Q&A, we sit down with the cornerback, who discusses his journey from North Miami Beach High School to Western Michigan to the NFL, and how his home town remains near and dear to his heart.

By Mike Jones  |  11:35 AM ET, 09/15/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  E.J. Biggers, Game Day Q&A

Posted at 11:01 AM ET, 09/15/2013

Redskins at Packers: Live

Join the discussion for this afternoon’s game between the Washington Redskins and Green Bay Packers at Lambeau Field.

By Gene Wang, Cindy Boren, Keith McMillan, Matt McFarland and Chelsea Janes  |  11:01 AM ET, 09/15/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Live coverage

Posted at 10:16 AM ET, 09/15/2013

Redskins hope opening-night performance was a sign of things to come from Hankerson

Wide receiver had two fourth-quarter touchdown catches against the Eagles.

By Mark Maske  |  10:16 AM ET, 09/15/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Leonard Hankerson

Posted at 02:49 PM ET, 09/14/2013

Pat White released by Redskins

The quarterback is let go to make room on the roster for place kicker John Potter, who could be called on to fill in for the injured Kai Forbath on Sunday.

By Mark Maske  |  02:49 PM ET, 09/14/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  John Potter, Kai Forbath, Pat White, Redskins Roster, Roster

Posted at 12:17 PM ET, 09/14/2013

PK John Potter signed by Redskins as insurance for Kai Forbath

The Redskins add insurance in the wake of an injury suffered Friday by Forbath, who is listed as questionable for Sunday’s game vs. the Packers.

By Mike Jones  |  12:17 PM ET, 09/14/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Injuries, John Potter, Kai Forbath, place kickers, Redskins injuries, Redskins-Packers

Posted at 11:22 AM ET, 09/14/2013

Aaron Rodgers impressed with Robert Griffin III’s feel for the game

Not every mobile quarterback has that feel required to be an effective pass-first threat, but Aaron Rodgers believes Griffin already does.

By Mike Jones  |  11:22 AM ET, 09/14/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Redskins vs. Packers, Robert Griffin III

Posted at 09:35 AM ET, 09/14/2013

Morris says his opening-night performance was quickly put aside

Second-year running back is not concerned his struggles against the Eagle might be a sign of things to come this season.

By Mark Maske  |  09:35 AM ET, 09/14/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Alfred Morris

Posted at 03:10 PM ET, 09/13/2013

Meriweather probable for Sunday’s game

Safety could make his second appearance for the Redskins.

By Mark Maske  |  03:10 PM ET, 09/13/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Brandon Meriweather

Posted at 03:09 PM ET, 09/13/2013

Redskins vs. Packers: Five storylines to follow

The Washington Redskins on Sunday look to rebound from their Week 1 loss to the Philadelphia Eagles as they take on the Green Bay Packers at Lambeau Field at 1 p.m. on Fox.

By Mike Jones  |  03:09 PM ET, 09/13/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Five storylines, Redskins-Packers

Posted at 01:38 PM ET, 09/13/2013

Kai Forbath questionable because of groin injury (updated)

Team plans to audition kickers after Forbath suffered groing injury in practice Thursday.

By Mark Maske  |  01:38 PM ET, 09/13/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:16 AM ET, 09/13/2013

Redskins vs. Packers conversation: Starting 0-2 a near death sentence

Bill Huber of PackersReport and FoxSportsWisconsin stops by to shoot the breeze about how the Redskins and Packers match up.

By Keith McMillan  |  10:16 AM ET, 09/13/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Green Bay Packers, Opening kick, Redskins vs. Packers

Posted at 09:23 AM ET, 09/13/2013

Redskins respectful of Rodgers

Defensive players acknowledge the quarterback they’ll face Sunday in Green Bay is among the league’s best.

By Mark Maske  |  09:23 AM ET, 09/13/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Redskins-Packers

Posted at 07:02 AM ET, 09/13/2013

Poor start altered Kyle Shanahan’s game plan vs. Eagles

Redskins offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan said all offseason that he had no plans to scrap the zone-read option plays from his playbook. Shanahan loves the uncertainty that it causes for defenses and the versatility that it afforded his unit.

By Mike Jones  |  07:02 AM ET, 09/13/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Kyle Shanahan, Offense

Posted at 05:42 PM ET, 09/12/2013

Redskins injury report: Amerson, Baker back at full strength

Cornerback David Amerson and defensive end Chris Baker both practiced fully for the Washington Redskins a day after they were limited them to individual drills.

By Mike Jones  |  05:42 PM ET, 09/12/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Injury report, Redskins-Packers

Posted at 05:06 PM ET, 09/12/2013

DeAngelo Hall fined $20,000 for horse-collar tackle

Washington Redskins cornerback DeAngelo Hall received a $20,000 fine for his horse collar tackle on Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver DeSean Jackson in Monday night’s game

By Mike Jones  |  05:06 PM ET, 09/12/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  cornerbacks, DeAngelo Hall, Fines, NFL rules

Posted at 04:32 PM ET, 09/12/2013

Haslett bristles at questions about Monday’s defensive performance

The defensive coordinator didn’t want to talk about the failures in the Eagles game, and praised the play of E.J. Biggers, a cornerback who started at safety.

By Mark Maske  |  04:32 PM ET, 09/12/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Green Bay Packers, Jim Haslett, news conferences, Redskins vs. Eagles, Redskins vs. Packers

Posted at 04:06 PM ET, 09/12/2013

Packers’ McCarthy, Redskins’ Haslett meet again

When Redskins defensive coordinator Jim Haslett coaches his unit against the offense of the Packers offense, he will match wits with Green Bay head coach and play caller Mike McCarthy.

By Mike Jones  |  04:06 PM ET, 09/12/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Defense, Jim Haslett, Redskins vs. Packers, Week 2

Posted at 03:22 PM ET, 09/12/2013

Cofield says his broken hand didn’t hinder his play too much

Nose tackle says, ‘I felt like I was pretty effective.” His hand won’t be fully healed for several more weeks.

By Mark Maske  |  03:22 PM ET, 09/12/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  barry cofield, defensive line, Injuries

Posted at 02:47 PM ET, 09/12/2013

Kai Forbath encouraged by kickoffs, puts missed field goal behind him

Kai Forbath said he knows exactly what happened on his missed field goal attempt Monday night, and is eager to prove that he can bounce back from it and make his next attempt.

By Mike Jones  |  02:47 PM ET, 09/12/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Kai Forbath, Redskins vs. Packers, special teams

Posted at 02:18 PM ET, 09/12/2013

Meriweather says his string of injuries has been ‘very frustrating’

Safety could make his season debut Sunday in Green Bay.

By Mark Maske  |  02:18 PM ET, 09/12/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Brandon Meriweather, Injuries, Redskins vs. Packers, Safeties

Posted at 01:47 PM ET, 09/12/2013

Redskins hope familiarity with 3-4 defense helps against Packers

As they aim to bounce back from Monday night’s disappointing showing against the Philadelphia Eagles, Washington Redskins offensive players believe that familiarity could help them as prepare to attack the Green Bay Packers defense.

By Mike Jones  |  01:47 PM ET, 09/12/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  3-4 defense, Defense, Green Bay Packers, offensive philosophy, Redskins vs. Packers, Week 2

Posted at 01:18 PM ET, 09/12/2013

Fantasy watch: Patriots WR shuffle, Geno Smith climbing

Patriots WRs Julian Edelman, Kenbrell Thompkins get a bump with Danny Amendola’s injury. Geno Smith worth adding in two-QB leagues.

By Gene Wang  |  01:18 PM ET, 09/12/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  fantasy football, New England Patriots, New York Jets

Posted at 12:31 PM ET, 09/12/2013

Kedric Golston says Redskins’ tackling must improve

According to defensive lineman, Redskins’ miscues--not the Eagles’ offensive system--were the issue Monday night.

By Mark Maske  |  12:31 PM ET, 09/12/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Defense, Kedric Golston, Redskins vs. Eagles, tackling, Week 2

Posted at 11:46 AM ET, 09/12/2013

Esiason: Redskins’ Griffin, Morris could learn from struggles

The tumultuous start to the season for Robert Griffin III and sidekick Alfred Morris proved alarming on Monday night, but could pay off in the long run, former NFL quarterback Boomer Esiason believes.

By Mike Jones  |  11:46 AM ET, 09/12/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Alfred Morris, Redskins vs. Eagles, Redskins vs. Packers, Robert Griffin III

Posted at 11:02 AM ET, 09/12/2013

Redskins welcome opportunity to visit Lambeau Field

The Redskins make a road trip to one of the NFL’s oldest and most iconic stadiums in Lambeau Field in Green Bay.

By Mark Maske  |  11:02 AM ET, 09/12/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Green Bay Packers, Lambeau Field, Redskins vs. Packers, Week 2

Posted at 10:02 AM ET, 09/12/2013

Players say their confidence isn’t shaken by opening defeat

Redskins remember that they put their 2012 season back together even after a 3-6 start.

By Mark Maske  |  10:02 AM ET, 09/12/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Redskins vs. Packers, Week 2

Posted at 09:02 AM ET, 09/12/2013

Packers defense sees a different Robert Griffin III

Several Packers say they see a different quarterback from last season’s rookie of the year.

By Barry Svrluga  |  09:02 AM ET, 09/12/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Green Bay Packers, Redskins vs. Packers, Robert Griffin III, Week 2

Posted at 08:02 AM ET, 09/12/2013

Santana Moss advises teammates to erase loss from memory

After the Redskins third consecutive offensive possession of the season ended in disaster, veteran wide receiver Santana Moss huddled his teammates and told them to settle them down.

By Mike Jones  |  08:02 AM ET, 09/12/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Redskins vs. Eagles, Redskins vs. Packers, Santana Moss, Week 2

Posted at 07:02 AM ET, 09/12/2013

Who handles running backs better: Mike Shanahan or Bill Belichick?

The Patriots coach yanked Steven Ridley after one lost fumble; the Redskins coach kept in Alfred Morris even though he committed a turnover and then dropped a pitch. Is one method better than the other?

By Greg Schimmel  |  07:02 AM ET, 09/12/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Alfred Morris, Bill Belichick, Mike Shanahan, New England Patriots, Opening kick

Posted at 06:10 PM ET, 09/11/2013

Redskins injury report: David Amerson, Chris Baker limited

Redskins cornerback David Amerson and defensive end Chris Baker both were limited in Wednesday’s practice according to the team’s first injury report of Week 2.

By Mike Jones  |  06:10 PM ET, 09/11/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  barry cofield, Chris Baker, Chris Thompson, David Amerson, Injuries, Redskins vs. Packers, Week 2

Posted at 05:56 PM ET, 09/11/2013

With ‘hit test’ now out of the way, Robert Griffin III focused on Week 2

Two days removed from his first action in eight months, Robert Griffin III said that his surgically repaired right knee feels fine.

By Mike Jones  |  05:56 PM ET, 09/11/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Injuries, Quarterbacks, Redskins vs. Eagles, Redskins vs. Packers, Robert Griffin III, Week 2

Posted at 05:12 PM ET, 09/11/2013

Redskins’ Brandon Meriweather practices fully

Redskins Coach Mike Shanahan says he expects the safety to play against the Packers, barring a setback this week.

By Mark Maske  |  05:12 PM ET, 09/11/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Brandon Meriweather, Injuries, Redskins vs. Packers, Safeties

Posted at 03:56 PM ET, 09/11/2013

Nick Barnett to return to Lambeau Field as a visitor

The linebacker, now a Redskins backup, spent his first eight NFL seasons with the Packers.

By Mark Maske  |  03:56 PM ET, 09/11/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Green Bay Packers, inside linebackers, Nick Barnett, Redskins vs. Packers

Posted at 03:30 PM ET, 09/11/2013

Thompson vows to learn from his punt-return mistakes

Rookie made a fair catch at his own 5-yard line Monday.

By Mark Maske  |  03:30 PM ET, 09/11/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Chris Thompson, news conferences, Running backs, special teams

Posted at 02:12 PM ET, 09/11/2013

Brandon Meriweather aims to play Sunday at Green Bay

Strong safety Brandon Meriweather said that he hopes to make his season debut Sunday against the Green Bay Packers after he missed Monday’s season opener with a lingering groin injury that limited him all of last week in practice.

By Mike Jones  |  02:12 PM ET, 09/11/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Brandon Meriweather, Injuries, Redskins vs. Packers, Safeties, Week 2

Posted at 01:36 PM ET, 09/11/2013

Biggers not complaining about being asked to fill in at safety

Cornerback last played the position in high school and didn’t begin preparing to play it in practices until last week.

By Mark Maske  |  01:36 PM ET, 09/11/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Brandon Meriweather, cornerbacks, E.J. Biggers, Redskins vs. Eagles, Safeties, Secondary

Posted at 12:54 PM ET, 09/11/2013

‘Miscommunication’ led to Robert Griffin III covering up his knee brace

Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III did not have to cover up the knee brace on his surgically repaired right knee as he was told during the game.

By Mike Jones  |  12:54 PM ET, 09/11/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Injuries, NFL rules, Redskins vs. Eagles, Robert Griffin III

Posted at 09:02 AM ET, 09/11/2013

Alfred Morris putting Week 1 struggles behind him

A day removed from Monday night’s struggle-filled season-opening loss to the Eagles, Alfred Morris still had few answers for what led to such a sloppy performance.

By Mike Jones  |  09:02 AM ET, 09/11/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Alfred Morris, Redskins vs. Eagles, Running backs

Posted at 08:02 AM ET, 09/11/2013

Trip to Green Bay means Redskins could be looking at 0-2 start

Ryan Kerrigan says, ‘You definitely don’t want to start 0-2.’

By Mark Maske  |  08:02 AM ET, 09/11/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Green Bay Packers, Redskins vs. Packers, Week 2

Posted at 07:03 AM ET, 09/11/2013

Cowboys in the NFL’s top 10, and a Redskins-Packers preview

Do the Cowboys belong in Mark Maske’s top 10? Plus a Redskins-Packers video preview, go-to links and what’s ahead today.

By Keith McMillan  |  07:03 AM ET, 09/11/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Dallas Cowboys, Green Bay Packers, Opening kick, Redskins vs. Packers, top 10, Week 2

Posted at 06:57 PM ET, 09/10/2013

Shanahan relatively forgiving of Thompson’s punt-returning mistakes

Rookie fielded two punts Monday night inside his own 10-yard line.

By Mark Maske  |  06:57 PM ET, 09/10/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Chris Thompson, Redskins vs. Eagles, special teams, Week 1

Posted at 05:41 PM ET, 09/10/2013

Redskins’ defense was properly prepared for Eagles, Shanahan says

Eagles ran only one play on offense that the Redskins hadn’t seen previously, coach says.

By Mark Maske  |  05:41 PM ET, 09/10/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Defense, Philadelphia Eagles, Redskins vs. Eagles, Week 1

Posted at 03:03 PM ET, 09/10/2013

Redskins mailbag: RGIII’s return, zone-read use, cap space and more

Today, we go back to the mailbag and tackle your latest questions surrounding the team.

By Mike Jones  |  03:03 PM ET, 09/10/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Mailbag, news conferences, Pat White, Robert Griffin III, Salary cap, Wide Receivers, zone read

Posted at 02:00 PM ET, 09/10/2013

Ryan Kerrigan passes concussion tests [updated]

Redskins linebacker Ryan Kerrigan has passed all of his concussion tests and is expected to practice Wednesday.

By Mike Jones  |  02:00 PM ET, 09/10/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Concussions, Injuries, outside linebackers, Ryan Kerrigan

Posted at 01:30 PM ET, 09/10/2013

Meriweather’s absence again an issue for struggling secondary

Safety has played one of team’s 17 regular season games since being signed.

By Mark Maske  |  01:30 PM ET, 09/10/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Brandon Meriweather, cornerbacks, Injuries, pass defense, Safeties

Posted at 10:04 AM ET, 09/10/2013

Five observations from the Redskins’ loss to the Eagles

Monday night’s game was a much more lopsided affair than numbers indicate.

By Mike Jones  |  10:04 AM ET, 09/10/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  observations, Redskins vs. Eagles, Week 1

Posted at 07:02 AM ET, 09/10/2013

What went wrong with the Redskins’ opener?

Isn’t that the only question this morning? What went wrong, and how do the Redskins fix it quickly, with Aaron Rodgers and the Packers up next?

By Keith McMillan  |  07:02 AM ET, 09/10/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Opening kick, Redskins vs. Eagles, Week 1

Posted at 12:50 AM ET, 09/10/2013

Shanahan: Lingering soreness kept Meriweather from playing

Redskins strong safety Brandon Meriweather missed Monday night’s game because his injured groin remained too sore for him to play, Redskins coach Mike Shanahan said.

By Mike Jones  |  12:50 AM ET, 09/10/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Brandon Meriweather, E.J. Biggers, Injuries, Safeties

Posted at 12:42 AM ET, 09/10/2013

Kerrigan being evaluated for a possible concussion

Linebacker’s playing status this week not immediately known.

By Mark Maske  |  12:42 AM ET, 09/10/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Concussions, Injuries, outside linebackers, Ryan Kerrigan

Posted at 12:38 AM ET, 09/10/2013

Griffin put knee brace beneath pants, sock at league’s behest

Instruction came from NFL’s uniform inspector.

By Mark Maske  |  12:38 AM ET, 09/10/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Injuries, NFL rules, Robert Griffin III, Week 1

Posted at 12:21 AM ET, 09/10/2013

Shanahan defends withholding Griffin from preseason

Redskins coach says he’s pleased the quarterback is healthy and was available for the opener.

By Mark Maske  |  12:21 AM ET, 09/10/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Injuries, Mike Shanahan, Robert Griffin III, Robert Griffin III rehab, Week 1

Posted at 05:56 PM ET, 09/09/2013

SS Brandon Meriweather out for season opener

Strong safety Brandon Meriweather will not play in the Washington Redskins’ season opener against the Philadelphia Eagles. Eighth-year veteran Reed Doughty will start in his place.

By Mike Jones  |  05:56 PM ET, 09/09/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Brandon Meriweather, inactives, Redskins vs. Eagles, Week 1

Posted at 05:02 PM ET, 09/09/2013

Redskins vs. Eagles: Live

Join Gene Wang, Cindy Boren, Keith McMillan, Matt McFarland and Chelsea Janes for a lively discussion of the Washington Redskins' season opener against the Philadelphia Eagles at FedEx Field.

By Gene Wang, Cindy Boren, Matt McFarland, Keith McMillan and Chelsea Janes  |  05:02 PM ET, 09/09/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Live coverage, Redskins

Posted at 04:06 PM ET, 09/09/2013

Redskins vs. Eagles video preview

The Post Sports Live crew provides some thoughts in advance of the season opener.

By Keith McMillan  |  04:06 PM ET, 09/09/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Post Sports Live, Redskins vs. Eagles, video, Week 1

Posted at 01:06 PM ET, 09/09/2013

Redskins vs. Eagles: Fast facts and game notes

Washington looks to build on last season’s 10-6 playoff campaign while the Eagles aim to kick off the Chip Kelly era on a positive note.

By Mike Jones  |  01:06 PM ET, 09/09/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Game notes, Philadelphia Eagles, Redskins vs. Eagles, Week 1

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

Game day Q&A: Nick Barnett on adjusting to a new team, and his off-field passion

Nick Barnett talks with Mike Jones about preparing for a game as a backup, his dabbling in music and traffic in D.C. vs. Green Bay and Buffalo.

By Mike Jones  |  09:32 AM ET, 09/09/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Game Day Q&A, inside linebackers, Nick Barnett, Week 1

Posted at 07:49 AM ET, 09/09/2013

Redskins vs. Eagles: Finally. Score predictions?

After eight months of waiting, the Redskins are back on the field for the opener against the Eagles. So, who you got, and what's the final score?

By Keith McMillan  |  07:49 AM ET, 09/09/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Opening kick, predictions, Redskins vs. Eagles, Week 1

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

NFLPA also monitoring field conditions at FedEx Field, other stadiums

Memo from DeMaurice Smith to players cites "some of the issues that we witnessed with respect to unsafe field conditions last year."

By Mark Maske  |  02:29 PM ET, 09/08/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  FedEx Field, NFL safety

Posted at 12:01 PM ET, 09/08/2013

Redskins vs. Eagles: Five story lines to follow in Monday night’s game

The Washington Redskins are almost there. On Monday night they at last open their season against the Philadelphia Eagles.

By Mike Jones  |  12:01 PM ET, 09/08/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Alfred Morris, Baccari Rambo, brandon jenkins, Brandon Meriweather, Chris Thompson, David Amerson, Philadelphia Eagles, Redskins vs. Eagles, Robert Griffin III, story lines, Week 1

Posted at 10:17 AM ET, 09/08/2013

Bacarri Rambo explains his choice for a jersey number

After sporting the No. 29 jersey during the offseason, the Redskins' sixth-round pick settles on 24 by combining nods to Champ Bailey with his own past numbers.

By Mike Jones  |  10:17 AM ET, 09/08/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bacarri Rambo

Posted at 07:44 PM ET, 09/07/2013

Brandon Meriweather listed as questionable for Monday night

Strong safety Brandon Meriweather is listed as questionable for Monday's opener against the Eagles after being limited with a sore groin.

By Mike Jones  |  07:44 PM ET, 09/07/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Brandon Meriweather

Posted at 06:01 PM ET, 09/07/2013

David Amerson poised to start in first NFL game

With the Philadelphia Eagles expected to sport three- and four-receiver sets all game, rookie David Amerson is set to start in his first NFL game.

By Mike Jones  |  06:01 PM ET, 09/07/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  David Amerson

Posted at 02:52 PM ET, 09/06/2013

Brandon Meriweather remains day-to-day with groin injury

Strong safety Brandon Meriweather was limited in practice by a groin injury for a fourth straight day and his status for Monday night's game against the Philadelphia Eagles remains uncertain.

By Mike Jones  |  02:52 PM ET, 09/06/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Brandon Meriweather

Posted at 02:12 PM ET, 09/06/2013

Jose Gumbs looking to stick after making initial 53-man roster

Signed by the Redskins on the first day of training camp, first-year safety Jose Gumbs knew he had his work cut out for him.

By Mike Jones  |  02:12 PM ET, 09/06/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  jose gumbs

Posted at 01:31 PM ET, 09/06/2013

Redskins are less than $2 million under salary cap

With all their players now counting against the salary cap, the Redskins are a modest $1.85 million beneath the cap even after reworking the contracts of Barry Cofield, Stephen Bowen and Adam Carriker to create about $3.7 million in cap space.

By Mark Maske  |  01:31 PM ET, 09/06/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Redskins salary cap, Redskins salary cap penalty

Posted at 12:45 PM ET, 09/06/2013

Kyle Shanahan embraces challenge of remaining ahead of defensive coordinators

Redskins offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan last season baffled defensive coordinators across the league, and now has worked to maintain his edge.

By Mike Jones  |  12:45 PM ET, 09/06/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Kyle Shanahan

Posted at 09:56 AM ET, 09/06/2013

Kyle Shanahan: Pat White’s situation will be evaluated ‘week-by-week’

Of Pat White, Kyle Shanahan says, "When you think a guy does have a future and he’s part of your best 53, then I think it makes it easy.”

By Mike Jones  |  09:56 AM ET, 09/06/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Kyle Shanahan, Pat White, Quarterbacks, Roster

Posted at 08:33 AM ET, 09/06/2013

How researching the read option reminded me to appreciate Don Hutson

In researching the defenses of yesteryear, one Post graphic artist/writer was reminded of one of the overlooked greats in NFL history.

By Des Bieler  |  08:33 AM ET, 09/06/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Green Bay Packers, history, Opening kick, read option

Posted at 07:01 PM ET, 09/05/2013

Ravens vs. Broncos: Season kick off open thread

A place to chat it up while you watch the first NFL game of the season, with live stats, rosters and more.

By Keith McMillan  |  07:01 PM ET, 09/05/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  2013 season, Baltimore Ravens, Denver Broncos, Open thread, season opener, Week 1

Posted at 05:23 PM ET, 09/05/2013

Thompson doing extra work to get comfortable as punt returner

Rookie running back says he's fielding punts after, as well as during, practices.

By Mark Maske  |  05:23 PM ET, 09/05/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Chris Thompson, special teams

Posted at 04:27 PM ET, 09/05/2013

Brandon Meriweather participates in Redskins’ practice on limited basis

Safety's knee described as 'fine' now but he's dealing with a groin injury.

By Mark Maske  |  04:27 PM ET, 09/05/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Brandon Meriweather, Injuries, Safeties, Week 1

Posted at 03:42 PM ET, 09/05/2013

Fletcher stands alone as NFL’s active leader in consecutive games

Redskins linebacker London Fletcher is focused on the Eagles, not on outlasting Tampa CB Ronde Barber.

By Mark Maske  |  03:42 PM ET, 09/05/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Injuries, inside linebackers, London Fletcher, Week 1

Posted at 03:00 PM ET, 09/05/2013

NFL satisfied with condition of field at FedEx Field and Redskins’ plan to maintain it

The league says it is satisfied with the condition of the playing surface at FedEx Field, but will monitor it through year.

By Mark Maske  |  03:00 PM ET, 09/05/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  FedEx Field

Posted at 02:17 PM ET, 09/05/2013

Adam Carriker remains determined through up-and-down recovery

Though he spends seven or eight hours a day rehabilitating, defensive end Adam Carriker is encouraged, maintaining that he has “no doubt” that he will play football again.

By Mike Jones  |  02:17 PM ET, 09/05/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Adam Carriker, defensive line, Injuries

Posted at 01:26 PM ET, 09/05/2013

Fantasy watch: How will Ravens’ Torrey Smith, Broncos’ Wes Welker perform?

What fantasy football players need to watch for during tonight's game between the Baltimore Ravens and Denver Broncos.

By Gene Wang  |  01:26 PM ET, 09/05/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Baltimore Ravens, Denver Broncos, fantasy football

Posted at 10:42 AM ET, 09/05/2013

Michael Vick understands Robert Griffin III’s mind-set when running

Eagles quarterback Michael Vick understands the dilemma Robert Griffin III faces and has some advice.

By Mike Jones  |  10:42 AM ET, 09/05/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Injuries, Philadelphia Eagles, Quarterbacks, Robert Griffin III

Posted at 09:46 AM ET, 09/05/2013

How might Von Miller’s suspension affect the Redskins?

Meaningful pro football returns with the Broncos hosting the Ravens, and there’s no shortage of story lines, but Von Miller's absence is one.

By Greg Schimmel  |  09:46 AM ET, 09/05/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Baltimore Ravens, Denver Bronocs, Opening kick, Week 1

Posted at 09:31 AM ET, 09/05/2013

Hall: Redskins must be more consistent this season

Cornerbacks says, 'We’ve got to go out and do it week in and week out, not just on the back half of the season or certain stretches throughout the season.'

By Mark Maske  |  09:31 AM ET, 09/05/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  2013 season outlook, DeAngelo Hall

Posted at 05:54 PM ET, 09/04/2013

Robert Griffin III expects emotional return, but not worried about rust, contact

As Robert Griffin III gears up for his first game since Jan. 6, the quarterback expects to encounter a wide range of emotions.

By Mike Jones  |  05:54 PM ET, 09/04/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Redskins vs. Eagles, Robert Griffin III, Week 1

Posted at 04:47 PM ET, 09/04/2013

Alfred Morris will use team success to gauge his own

Alfred Morris set a high bar for himself when he rushed for 1,613 yards and 13 touchdowns as a rookie.

By Mike Jones  |  04:47 PM ET, 09/04/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  2013 season outlook, Alfred Morris, running back

Posted at 04:17 PM ET, 09/04/2013

Cofield says broken hand is ‘not gonna be an excuse for me’

Defensive tackle hopes to play Monday night and says he doesn't think his play will be affected.

By Mark Maske  |  04:17 PM ET, 09/04/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  barry cofield, defensive line, Injuries, Week 1

Posted at 03:31 PM ET, 09/04/2013

Griffin’s Redskins teammates never doubted he’d play opener

'It would have been a shock to us if he wasn’t out there Week 1,' defensive tackle Barry Cofield says.

By Mark Maske  |  03:31 PM ET, 09/04/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Injuries, Quarterbacks, Robert Griffin III, Week 1

Posted at 03:12 PM ET, 09/04/2013

Chip Kelly, Oregon briefly recruited Robert Griffin III out of high school

For a brief moment in time, during the spring of 2007, there was a chance that Robert Griffin III could have played for Chip Kelly at the University of Oregon.

By Mike Jones  |  03:12 PM ET, 09/04/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Philadelphia Eagles, Redskins vs. Eagles, Robert Griffin III

Posted at 02:44 PM ET, 09/04/2013

Rob Jackson permitted to be at Redskins Park during suspension

Jackson says change in policy will make it easier for him to stay in shape while serving four-game suspension.

By Mike Jones  |  02:44 PM ET, 09/04/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Jarvis Jenkins, outside linebackers, Rob Jackson, suspensions

Posted at 01:40 PM ET, 09/04/2013

Garcon looking forward to, he hopes, a healthy season

Wide receiver hurt his foot in last year's opener and never was fully healthy all season.

By Mark Maske  |  01:40 PM ET, 09/04/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Injuries, Pierre Garcon, Wide Receivers

Posted at 01:40 PM ET, 09/04/2013

Eagles’ offensive tempo doesn’t worry Redskins’ Hall

DeAngelo Hall says conditioning won't be a problem, and neither will the Eagles' tempo in the opening game of the season.

By Mike Jones  |  01:40 PM ET, 09/04/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  DeAngelo Hall, Defense, offensive philosophy, Philadelphia Eagles, Redskins vs. Eagles, Week 1

Posted at 10:05 AM ET, 09/04/2013

Redskins restructure contracts of Stephen Bowen and Adam Carriker [udpated]

The team saves an estimated $1.3 million in salary cap space.

By Mark Maske  |  10:05 AM ET, 09/04/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Adam Carriker, barry cofield, contracts, defensive line, Salary cap, Stephen Bowen

Posted at 09:02 AM ET, 09/04/2013

Five areas to monitor as the Redskins prepare for the Eagles

The Redskins get back to work today and continue to install their plan for Monday night’s date with the Eagles.

By Mike Jones  |  09:02 AM ET, 09/04/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  barry cofield, Brandon Meriweather, Defense, Philadelphia Eagles, Redskins vs. Eagles, Redskins-Eagles, Robert Griffin III, Week 1

Posted at 07:01 AM ET, 09/04/2013

Who are the NFL’s top 10 teams heading into 2013?

By Keith McMillan and Mark Maske  |  07:01 AM ET, 09/04/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  2013 season outlook, Opening kick, Redskins vs. Eagles, top 10, Week 1

Posted at 05:17 PM ET, 09/03/2013

Redskins vs. Eagles Monday night start time changed to 6:55

By Mike Jones  |  05:17 PM ET, 09/03/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Philadelphia Eagles, Week 1

Posted at 03:16 PM ET, 09/03/2013

Shanahan confident in offensive line depth despite inexperience

All five starters from last season return and bring much-needed stability. But the quality of Washington’s depth remains a mystery.

By Mike Jones  |  03:16 PM ET, 09/03/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  53-man roster, Adam Gettis, josh leribeus, Offensive line, Roster, Tom Compton

Posted at 12:15 PM ET, 09/03/2013

Pierre Garcon says injured toe has completely healed

Redskins wide receiver Pierre Garcon said that the injured toe that hampered him for the bulk of last season now has fully healed.

By Mike Jones  |  12:15 PM ET, 09/03/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Injuries, Pierre Garcon, wide receiver

Posted at 10:02 AM ET, 09/03/2013

Decisions to keep Murphy, Gumbs on roster were ‘pretty easy,’ Shanahan says

They beat out DeJon Gomes and Chase Minnifield for backup spots in the Redskins' secondary.

By Mark Maske  |  10:02 AM ET, 09/03/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  cornerbacks, Roster, Safeties, special teams

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

Griffin, four others elected Redskins’ captains by teammates

Quarterback joins Williams, Fletcher, Cofield and Doughty as Washington's captains.

By Mark Maske  |  09:01 AM ET, 09/03/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  barry cofield, captains, London Fletcher, Quarterbacks, Reed Doughty, Robert Griffin III, Trent Williams

Posted at 08:01 AM ET, 09/03/2013

Kirk Cousins says sprained right foot is improving

Backup quarterback expects to be available if needed against the Eagles.

By Mark Maske  |  08:01 AM ET, 09/03/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Injuries, Kirk Cousins, Quarterbacks, Week 1

Posted at 07:01 AM ET, 09/03/2013

Pat White calls making Redskins’ roster a ‘joy and pleasure’

Mike Shanahan declines to say how long the Redskins can keep four quarterbacks on their roster.

By Mark Maske  |  07:01 AM ET, 09/03/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Pat White, Quarterbacks, Roster, Week 1

Posted at 06:46 PM ET, 09/02/2013

Moss, Morgan join Thompson as punt returner candidates

Chris Thompson's touchdown in the preseason finale seemed to give him the job, but Redskins coach says Santana Moss and Josh Morgan also remain candidates.

By Mark Maske  |  06:46 PM ET, 09/02/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Chris Thompson, Josh Morgan, Santana Moss, special teams

Posted at 05:45 PM ET, 09/02/2013

Brandon Meriweather uncertain for Week 1, Barry Cofield hopeful

Slowed all preseason by recovery from knee surgery, Brandon Meriweather now is battling a groin injury. Meanwhile, Barry Cofield returned to practice and hopes to play next week.

By Mike Jones  |  05:45 PM ET, 09/02/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  barry cofield, Brandon Meriweather, Injuries, Kirk Cousins, Mike Shanahan, Week 1

Posted at 04:31 PM ET, 09/02/2013

Mike Shanahan announces Robert Griffin III as Week 1 starter

Redskins Coach Mike Shanahan acknowledged what had been expected all along: that Robert Griffin III will start for his team when Washington opens the season Sept. 9.

By Mike Jones  |  04:31 PM ET, 09/02/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Mike Shanahan, Robert Griffin III

Posted at 02:49 PM ET, 09/02/2013

Barry Cofield agrees to contract restructuring with Redskins (updated)

Redskins defensive tackle Barry Cofield reworked deal saves the team about $2.4 million in salary cap space this year.

By Mark Maske  |  02:49 PM ET, 09/02/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  barry cofield, contracts, defensive line, Salary cap

Posted at 10:31 AM ET, 09/02/2013

Redskins mailbag: Tanard Jackson, offensive line depth, preseason games and more

Redskins beat reporter Mike Jones takes your questions on Tanard Jackson, the offensive line, Brandon Banks and Kai Forbath.

By Mike Jones  |  10:31 AM ET, 09/02/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Redskins Mailbag

Posted at 09:26 AM ET, 09/02/2013

Dezmon Briscoe reverts to Redskins’ injured reserve list

Wide receiver Dezmon Briscoe went unclaimed Sunday after the Redskins on Saturday waived him with an injured designation. He has now reverted to the team's injured reserve list.

By Mike Jones  |  09:26 AM ET, 09/02/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Dezmon Briscoe, Injured reserve, Roster moves

Posted at 05:42 PM ET, 09/01/2013

Chase Minnifield, seven others signed to Redskins’ practice squad

Eight players who spent the preseason with Washington are signed to the practice squad a day after the team finalized its 53-man roster.

By Mike Jones  |  05:42 PM ET, 09/01/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Chase Minnifield, Dominique Hamilton, Jawan Jamison, Lance Lewis, Nick Williams, practice squad, Tevita Stevens, Will Compton, Xavier Nixon

Posted at 04:13 PM ET, 09/01/2013

Redskins players switch numbers following roster cuts

Four players assume different jersey numbers in the wake of the roster being trimmed from 75 players to 53.

By Mike Jones  |  04:13 PM ET, 09/01/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  53-man roster, Bacarri Rambo, brandon jenkins, Chris Thompson, Jersey numbers, Nick Barnett, Roster

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

Redskins QB Kirk Cousins expects to practice fully this week

Backup quarterback Kirk Cousins missed the final two preseason games because of a sprained foot.

By Mark Maske  |  01:08 PM ET, 09/01/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Kirk Cousins, Redskins quarterbacks

 

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