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The Insider: October, 2013

Posted at 05:08 PM ET, 10/31/2013

Kyle Shanahan says he ‘didn’t do a good enough job’ on fourth-quarter play-calling in Denver

Redskins offensive coordinator doesn’t dispute the notion that he abandoned the running game too quickly.

By Mark Maske  |  05:08 PM ET, 10/31/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Kyle Shanahan, offensive philosophy, Redskins vs. Broncos, Week 9

Posted at 04:23 PM ET, 10/31/2013

Mike Shanahan responds to Albert Haynesworth’s criticisms

Mike Shanahan had a rather pointed response to former Redskins defensive lineman Albert Haynesworth, who took shots at the coach earlier this week.

By Mike Jones  |  04:23 PM ET, 10/31/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Albert Haynesworth, Mike Shanahan

Posted at 03:19 PM ET, 10/31/2013

Bacarri Rambo impresses Redskins coaches in return to action

Rookie free safety Bacarri Rambo had a performance Sunday that drew praise from his head coach and defensive coordinator.

By Mike Jones  |  03:19 PM ET, 10/31/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bacarri Rambo, Jim Haslett, jose gumbs, Mike Shanahan, Safeties

Posted at 02:00 PM ET, 10/31/2013

Haslett defends Orakpo’s production

Defensive coordinator says linebacker is drawing plenty of blocking attention from opposing offenses.

By Mark Maske  |  02:00 PM ET, 10/31/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Brian Orakpo, Jim Haslett

Posted at 01:03 PM ET, 10/31/2013

Redskins install set of Arena League uprights for Kai Forbath

The Washington Redskins this week replaced one of their standard uprights on their practice fields with an Arena Football League pair.

By Mike Jones  |  01:03 PM ET, 10/31/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Kai Forbath, special teams

Posted at 11:51 AM ET, 10/31/2013

NFLPA says Brandon Meriweather ‘sorry’ for comments (updated)

The Redskins safety confirms he spoke to DeMaurice Smith, the union’s executive director, but declines further comment.

By Mark Maske  |  11:51 AM ET, 10/31/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Brandon Meriweather, Concussions, NFL safety, Safeties

Posted at 11:01 AM ET, 10/31/2013

Fantasy watch: Cut bait on Mike Wallace

Time for fantasy football owners to cut bait on Mike Wallace.

By Gene Wang  |  11:01 AM ET, 10/31/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Cincinnati Bengals, fantasy football, Miami Dolphins

Posted at 10:13 AM ET, 10/31/2013

Griffin, Fletcher understand Meriweather’s frustrations

The Washington Redskins’ two most prominent leaders expressed support for safety Brandon Meriweather after he raised eyebrows once again this week.

By Mike Jones  |  10:13 AM ET, 10/31/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Brandon Meriweather, Concussions, London Fletcher, NFL safety, Robert Griffin III, Week 9

Posted at 07:02 AM ET, 10/31/2013

Was Calvin Johnson’s game the best NFL performance of all-time?

Was Calvin Johnson’s 329-yard receiving game the best individual performance in NFL history? If not, what was?

By Greg Schimmel  |  07:02 AM ET, 10/31/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Detrot Lions, history, Minnesota Vikings, Opening kick

Posted at 07:44 PM ET, 10/30/2013

Fred Davis says he’d like to play more, suggests inactivity is related to contract

The tight end met with Coach Mike Shanahan on Wednesday, a day after the NFL trade deadline came and went without Davis being sent elsewhere.

By Mark Maske  |  07:44 PM ET, 10/30/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Fred Davis, tight ends

Posted at 07:20 PM ET, 10/30/2013

Redskins’ Brian Orakpo wins appeal over fine

Redskins linebacker Brian Orakpo won his appeal for the fine leveled against him for a roughing the passer call against the Chicago Bears in Week 7, coach Mike Shanahan said.

By Mike Jones  |  07:20 PM ET, 10/30/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Brian Orakpo, fines, outside linebackers, Redskins vs. Broncos

Posted at 04:32 PM ET, 10/30/2013

Griffin practices fully; injury to left knee called a ‘non-issue’

Quarterback left last Sunday’s game in Denver after hurting knee on fourth-quarter hit.

By Mark Maske  |  04:32 PM ET, 10/30/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Injuries, Quarterbacks, Redskins vs. Chargers, Robert Griffin III

Posted at 02:47 PM ET, 10/30/2013

Cousins not satisfied with performance in first appearance of season

‘Any time you throw an interception, you’re not gonna like your performance,’ Redskins backup quarterback says of last Sunday’s relief outing in Denver.

By Mark Maske  |  02:47 PM ET, 10/30/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Kirk Cousins, Quarterbacks, Redskins vs. Broncos

Posted at 02:03 PM ET, 10/30/2013

Morgan trying to stay ready despite drastically reduced role

A year after serving as the Redskins’ No. 2 wide receiver, Josh Morgan has seen his role change drastically.

By Mike Jones  |  02:03 PM ET, 10/30/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Josh Morgan, Redskins vs. Chargers, Week 9, wide recievers

Posted at 01:11 PM ET, 10/30/2013

Reed Doughty hopeful he’ll play against Chargers

Safety has missed one game since suffering a concussion.

By Mark Maske  |  01:11 PM ET, 10/30/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Injuries, Redskins vs. Chargers, Reed Doughty, Safeties

Posted at 12:17 PM ET, 10/30/2013

How the Redskins set up a key play in the Broncos game

Although the play was ultimately unsuccessful, Mark Bullock shows how the Redskins used a staple of their offense even after the Broncos wouldn’t bite on it at first.

By Mark Bullock  |  12:17 PM ET, 10/30/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Aldrick Robinson, Alfred Morris, Josh Morgan, Kyle Shanahan, Offensive line, offensive philosophy, Redskins vs. Broncos, The Outsider

Posted at 11:31 AM ET, 10/30/2013

Phillip Thomas off crutches, encouraged by progress

Rookie safety Phillip Thomas is now walking without the assistance of crutches and has graduated to a protective boot after having surgery to repair a Lisfranc tear earlier this season.

By Mike Jones  |  11:31 AM ET, 10/30/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Injuries, Phillip Thomas, Safeties

Posted at 10:27 AM ET, 10/30/2013

Video: Does Brian Orakpo deserve a big contract?

Mark Maske discusses in this week’s one-on-one portion of Post Sports Live.

By Keith McMillan  |  10:27 AM ET, 10/30/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Brian Orakpo, contracts, free agency, Post Sports Live, video, Week 9

Posted at 07:02 AM ET, 10/30/2013

A case for more Roy Helu Jr.?

By Keith McMillan  |  07:02 AM ET, 10/30/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Opening kick, Roy Helu Jr., snap counts, Statistical analysis

Posted at 04:55 PM ET, 10/29/2013

No Davis trade for Redskins as deadline passes

Team had been thought to be interested in trying to work out a deal if possible.

By Mark Maske  |  04:55 PM ET, 10/29/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Fred Davis, tight ends, trades

Posted at 04:37 PM ET, 10/29/2013

Redskins release Jordan Pugh to make room for Brandon Meriweather

The Washington Redskins have waived safety Jordan Pugh to make room on the 53-man roster for Brandon Meriweather, who returned from a one-game suspension.

By Mike Jones  |  04:37 PM ET, 10/29/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Brandon Meriweather, Jordan Pugh, Roster, Safeties

Posted at 03:48 PM ET, 10/29/2013

On Griffin and the deep ball, and his incomplete passes

Do the numbers support what Chris Cooley is saying about Robert Griffin III pressing to make big plays?

By Keith McMillan  |  03:48 PM ET, 10/29/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Quarterbacks, Robert Griffin III, Statistical analysis, tight ends, Wide Receivers

Posted at 12:59 PM ET, 10/29/2013

Snyder and Goodell meet regarding Redskins’ name

Redskins owner meets with NFL commissioner one day before league’s meeting with Oneida Indian Nation about team-name controversy.

By Mark Maske and Mike Jones  |  12:59 PM ET, 10/29/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Daniel Snyder, Redskins name, Roger Goodell

Posted at 12:26 PM ET, 10/29/2013

Redskins mailbag: Trade deadline, passing game woes and more

Mike Jones tackles readers’ questions on what Washington might do at the trade deadline, why the Redskins abandoned the run and why Aldrick Robinson doesn’t return kicks.

By Mike Jones  |  12:26 PM ET, 10/29/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Aldrick Robinson, Fred Davis, Jim Haslett, Mailbag, Robert Griffin III, special teams, Tanard Jackson, tight ends, trades, Week 9, Wide Receivers

Posted at 09:22 PM ET, 10/28/2013

Redskins still interested in dealing Fred Davis as trade deadline nears

The Redskins are said to be open to the possibility of dealing the tight end. The NFL’s trading deadline arrives Tuesday afternoon.

By Mark Maske  |  09:22 PM ET, 10/28/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Fred Davis

Posted at 08:41 PM ET, 10/28/2013

Daniel Snyder scheduled to meet with Roger Goodell this week about Redskins name

The Redskins owner is to meet with the commissioner in advance of the league’s meeting with the Oneida Indian Nation. There is no indication that Snyder has changed his stance that he won’t change the team’s name.

By Mark Maske  |  08:41 PM ET, 10/28/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Redskins name

Posted at 05:57 PM ET, 10/28/2013

Robert Griffin III’s left knee ‘a little bit sore,’ but fine

Robert Griffin III’s left knee is “fine” but a little sore the day after a Denver defensive lineman landed on it.

By Mike Jones  |  05:57 PM ET, 10/28/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Injuries, Mike Shanahan, Redskins vs. Broncos, Robert Griffin III

Posted at 05:22 PM ET, 10/28/2013

Shanahan believes Meriweather has learned his lesson

Redskins coach Mike Shanahan said that he believes that safety Brandon Meriweather now understand the importance of avoiding helmet-to-helmet hits going forward.

By Mike Jones  |  05:22 PM ET, 10/28/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Brandon Meriweather, Concussions, Mike Shanahan, NFL safety, suspensions

Posted at 04:42 PM ET, 10/28/2013

Shanahan: ‘A combination’ of things hindering Redskins in pass game

Robert Griffin III and the Redskins are struggling in the passing game.

By Mike Jones  |  04:42 PM ET, 10/28/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Mike Shanahan, Redskins vs. Broncos, Robert Griffin III

Posted at 02:29 PM ET, 10/28/2013

Morris and Moss address the second-half play-calling

Alfred Morris, Santana Moss address second-half play calls.

By Gene Wang  |  02:29 PM ET, 10/28/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Alfred Morris, Kyle Shanahan, offensive philosophy, Redskins vs. Broncos, Santana Moss

Posted at 12:54 PM ET, 10/28/2013

Meriweather responds to Marshall, says “you’ve got to go low now”

Redskins safety Brandon Meriweather responds to comments from Chicago Bears wide receiver Brandon Marshall.

By Gene Wang  |  12:54 PM ET, 10/28/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Brandon Meriweawther, Chicago Bears, Concussions, NFL safety, Redskins vs. Bears, suspensions

Posted at 12:22 PM ET, 10/28/2013

The Outsider: Position-by-position review of the Redskins 45-21 loss to the Broncos

A close look at which players and position groups played well against Denver, and where the problems occurred.

By Mark Bullock  |  12:22 PM ET, 10/28/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  cornerbacks, defensive line, Linebackers, Offensive line, Quarterbacks, Redskins vs. Broncos, Running backs, Safeties, The Outsider, tight ends, Wide Receivers

Posted at 11:02 AM ET, 10/28/2013

Five observations from the Redskins’ loss to the Broncos

The Redskins drop to 2-5 after losing what wound up being a very winnable game against Denver.

By Mike Jones  |  11:02 AM ET, 10/28/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Kyle Shanahan, Mike Shanahan, observations, offensive philosophy, Redskins vs. Broncos, video, Week 8

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

Return of offensive struggles rekindles frustrations

A week after producing one of their best offensive outputs in years, the Redskins’ offense regressed against the Denver Broncos on Sunday and struggled to extend drives and capitalize on prime opportunities that could’ve given them the win.

By Mike Jones  |  10:01 AM ET, 10/28/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Alfred Morris, Offense, Redskins vs. Broncos, Robert Griffin III, video

Posted at 08:31 AM ET, 10/28/2013

Shanahan appreciative of warm reception in Denver

‘Denver is just a classy place,’ Redskins coach says.

By Mark Maske  |  08:31 AM ET, 10/28/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Mike Shanahan, Redskins vs. Broncos

Posted at 07:01 AM ET, 10/28/2013

Was Broncos loss more encouraging or frustrating?

There were signs that the Redskins could be pretty decent, and moments that would make a fan lose faith.

By Keith McMillan  |  07:01 AM ET, 10/28/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Opening kick, Redskins vs. Broncos

Posted at 11:03 PM ET, 10/27/2013

Jordan Pugh gets interception days after he is re-signed

Safety was re-signed during the week after Brandon Meriweather was suspended.

By Mark Maske  |  11:03 PM ET, 10/27/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Jordan Pugh, Redskins vs. Broncos, Safeties, Week 8

Posted at 10:30 PM ET, 10/27/2013

Robert Griffin III says left knee is fine

Robert Griffin III and the Redskins suffered a scare late in the game when the quarterback sustained a hit that left him writhing on the field in pain before he eventually hobbled off to the sideline and then had his left knee examined by team doctors and trainers.

By Mike Jones  |  10:30 PM ET, 10/27/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Injuries, Redskins vs. Broncos, Robert Griffin III, Week 8

Posted at 04:11 PM ET, 10/27/2013

Washington team meets ‘Change the mascot’ protest in Denver

A group estimated at more than 100 said it planned to get inside the players and coaches’ heads with its ‘change the mascot’ pregame protest.

By Mark Maske  |  04:11 PM ET, 10/27/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Redskins name, Redskins vs. Broncos, Week 8

Posted at 03:43 PM ET, 10/27/2013

Redskins know they must rev up pass rush against Manning, Broncos

The Denver quarterback was sacked four times during last weekend’s loss in Indianapolis.

By Mark Maske  |  03:43 PM ET, 10/27/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  pass rush, Redskins vs. Broncos, Week 8

Posted at 03:31 PM ET, 10/27/2013

Gumbs, Rambo listed as starting safeties for Redskins vs. Broncos

With Brandon Meriweather suspended and Reed Doughty sidelined by a concussion, the Washington Redskins listed a pair or first-year players, Jose Gumbs and Bacarri Rambo, as their starting safeties for today’s game against the Broncos.

By Mike Jones  |  03:31 PM ET, 10/27/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  inactives, Injuries, Redskins vs. Broncos, Week 8

Posted at 02:27 PM ET, 10/27/2013

Redskins at Broncos: Live

Join the discussion in The Post’s live blog breaking down today’s game between the Washington Redskins and Denver Broncos.

By Gene Wang, Keith McMillan and Chelsea Janes  |  02:27 PM ET, 10/27/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Redskins

Posted at 12:32 PM ET, 10/27/2013

Trent Williams prepared for another tough test, facing Von Miller

Two-time Pro Bowl pass-rusher Von Miller returned to action for the Denver Broncos last week, meaning Washington Redskins left tackle Trent Williams will draw yet another challenging matchup today.

By Mike Jones  |  12:32 PM ET, 10/27/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Redskins-Broncos, Trent Williams

Posted at 11:01 AM ET, 10/27/2013

Redskins vs. Broncos: Game day notes and fast facts

The Washington Redskins face the Denver Broncos at Sports Authority Field at Mile High for a 4:25 kickoff on FOX.

By  |  11:01 AM ET, 10/27/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Game day notes

Posted at 09:16 AM ET, 10/27/2013

Game day Q&A: Chris Baker on a football career that almost didn’t happen

After three seasons of trying to crack a 53-man NFL roster, defensive lineman Chris Baker finally reached his breakthrough last season as he earned a role as backup nose tackle with the Redskins last season.

By  |  09:16 AM ET, 10/27/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Chris Baker, Game Day Q&A

Posted at 06:09 PM ET, 10/26/2013

Reed Doughty ruled out for Redskins vs. Broncos

The safety won’t play Sunday after suffering a concussion the week before, further depleting the Redskins’ secondary vs. high-powered Denver.

By David Larimer  |  06:09 PM ET, 10/26/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Injuries, Redskins-Broncos, Reed Doughty

Posted at 03:00 PM ET, 10/25/2013

Brian Orakpo fined for roughing the passer call

Redskins linebacker Brian Orakpo received a fine of $15,750 for a roughing the passer call against the Bears.

By Mike Jones  |  03:00 PM ET, 10/25/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  League fines

Posted at 02:32 PM ET, 10/25/2013

Doughty, three others questionable for Redskins vs. Broncos

Safety Reed Doughty is questionable for Sunday’s game at Denver as he remains under observation for lingering concussion symptoms, Redskins coach Mike Shanahan said.

By Mike Jones  |  02:32 PM ET, 10/25/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Injury report

Posted at 01:17 PM ET, 10/25/2013

Santana Moss: Redskins must focus on themselves, not Manning & Co.

The Redskins’ offensive players must have a big day against Denver to help the defense.

By Mike Jones  |  01:17 PM ET, 10/25/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Redskins vs. Broncos

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

Redskins vs. Broncos: Five story lines for Sunday’s game at Denver

Five areas to focus on during Washington’s 4:25 game at Denver on Sunday.

By Mike Jones  |  10:01 AM ET, 10/25/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  London Fletcher, Mike Shanahan, Redskins vs. Broncos, Safeties, Secondary, special teams, story lines, Week 8

Posted at 09:16 AM ET, 10/25/2013

Shanahan says appeal process should be changed

Redskins coach says safety Brandon Meriweather would have had a difficult time playing this weekend even if his suspension had been overturned.

By  |  09:16 AM ET, 10/25/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Brandon Meriweather, NFL rules, suspensions

Posted at 08:32 AM ET, 10/25/2013

Redskins’ Montgomery played role in enactment of rule that decided Patriots-Jets

Center suggested that a player be prohibited from pushing a teammate into the offensive formation on a field goal.

By  |  08:32 AM ET, 10/25/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  New England Patriots, New York Jets, NFL rules, Will Montgomery

Posted at 07:02 AM ET, 10/25/2013

Do you prefer a boisterous coach like Rex Ryan or a strait-laced Marvin Lewis type?

With Jets-Bengals arguably the NFL’s game of the week, we ask: If you had to choose one to coach your team, would you prefer Rex Ryan or Marvin Lewis?

By  |  07:02 AM ET, 10/25/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Cincinnati Bengals, New York Jets, Opening kick

Posted at 05:12 PM ET, 10/24/2013

Hankerson optimistic he’ll play Sunday

Wide receiver hurt his right foot at his home Monday.

By  |  05:12 PM ET, 10/24/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Leonard Hankerson

Posted at 04:40 PM ET, 10/24/2013

Shanahan has discussed ‘responsibilities, accountabilities’ with Fred Davis

By Mike Jones  |  04:40 PM ET, 10/24/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Fred Davis, Kyle Shanahan, Mike Shanahan, tight ends

Posted at 02:42 PM ET, 10/24/2013

Haslett: Redskins must ‘do better’ to teach Meriweather proper tackling

Defensive coordinator says team’s efforts to this point ‘didn’t work in his case.’

By Mark Maske  |  02:42 PM ET, 10/24/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Brandon Meriweather, Concussions, NFL safety, suspensions

Posted at 01:50 PM ET, 10/24/2013

Haslett confident in remaining safeties in patchwork secondary

Defensive coordinator Jim Haslett acknowledges the limitations that he faces in his secondary.

By Mike Jones  |  01:50 PM ET, 10/24/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Jim Haslett, Redskins vs. Broncos, Safeties

Posted at 10:47 AM ET, 10/24/2013

Shanahan wants to expand helmet-to-helmet rules to protect players on kickoffs

Redskins Coach Mike Shanahan intends to lobby the NFL when he attends the next league meeting.

By Mike Jones  |  10:47 AM ET, 10/24/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Concussions, Mike Shanahan, NFL rules, Reed Doughty

Posted at 10:02 AM ET, 10/24/2013

‘Old graybeards’ Fletcher, Manning to match signal-calling wits Sunday

Redskins linebacker and Broncos quarterback entered the league together in 1998.

By Mark Maske  |  10:02 AM ET, 10/24/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Denver Broncos, London Fletcher, Redskins vs. Broncos

Posted at 09:01 AM ET, 10/24/2013

Redskins defenders: ‘Everyone’s going to be stressed, but everybody has to step up’

Redskins’ defensive coaches and players admit that despite all their hard work, they likely will still enter the game against Denver at a disadvantage.

By Mike Jones  |  09:01 AM ET, 10/24/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Defense, Josh Wilson, Redskins vs. Broncos, Reed Doughty

Posted at 08:32 AM ET, 10/24/2013

Fantasy watch: Helu Jr. worth adding

Roy Helu Jr. worth adding to fantasy rosters.

By Gene Wang  |  08:32 AM ET, 10/24/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  fantasy football, Roy Helu Jr.

Posted at 07:01 AM ET, 10/24/2013

Who is the most disliked player on the Redskins?

Forbes.com published a poll this week naming the most disliked players in the NFL. Which Redskins player rubs fans the wrong way?

By Greg Schimmel  |  07:01 AM ET, 10/24/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Brandon Meriweather, NFL, Opening kick, Redskins, Robert Griffin III

Posted at 09:33 PM ET, 10/23/2013

Redskins’ Ryan Kerrigan receives credit for half a sack in Chicago win

Outside linebacker Ryan Kerrigan has received credit for half of a sack that incorrectly was not attributed to him on the final play of Sunday’s win over the Chicago Bears.

By Mike Jones  |  09:33 PM ET, 10/23/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  outside linebackers, Redskins vs. Bears, Ryan Kerrigan

Posted at 06:04 PM ET, 10/23/2013

Robert Griffin III preparing for shootout with Peyton Manning

Robert Griffin III and the Redskins face another tough test on Sunday as they take on the Denver Broncos at Sports Authority Field.

By Mike Jones  |  06:04 PM ET, 10/23/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Denver Broncos, Redskins vs. Broncos, Robert Griffin III

Posted at 04:35 PM ET, 10/23/2013

Leonard Hankerson misses practice with foot injury

Washington Redskins wide receiver Leonard Hankerson missed Wednesday’s practice while nursing a foot injury suffered earlier this week.

By Mike Jones  |  04:35 PM ET, 10/23/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Denver Broncos, Injuries, Jordan Reed, Leonard Hankerson, Logan Paulsen, Redskins vs. Broncos, Reed Doughty, Stephen Bowen

Posted at 03:49 PM ET, 10/23/2013

Meriweather suspension reduced to one game

By Mark Maske  |  03:49 PM ET, 10/23/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Brandon Meriweather, Redskins vs. Bears, Redskins vs. Broncos, suspensions

Posted at 02:51 PM ET, 10/23/2013

Hall, Wilson defend Meriweather, take issue with Bears’ comments

Redskins cornerbacks say the suspended safety isn’t trying to hurt anyone, contend that Brandon Marshall and Martellus Bennett were out of line.

By Mark Maske  |  02:51 PM ET, 10/23/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Brandon Meriweather, DeAngelo Hall, Josh Wilson, Redskins vs. Bears, suspensions

Posted at 01:41 PM ET, 10/23/2013

Bowen says he’ll try to play through latest knee injury

Redskins defensive end suffered a torn PCL in his right knee Sunday. He played two years ago with similar injury to his left knee.

By Mark Maske  |  01:41 PM ET, 10/23/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Injuries, Redskins vs. Broncos, Stephen Bowen, Week 8

Posted at 01:10 PM ET, 10/23/2013

Reed Doughty remains unsure if he’ll play Sunday

Redskins safety Reed Doughty said that he has made some improvements since leaving Sunday’s game with a concussion, but that he remains uncertain about his prospects for playing this week against the Denver Broncos.

By Mike Jones  |  01:10 PM ET, 10/23/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Injuries, NFL concussions, Reed Doughty

Posted at 12:00 PM ET, 10/23/2013

How the Redskins adjusted to the Bears’ attempts to stop the run

A closer look at Kyle Shanahan’s counter-moves to the Bears’ schemes to slow down Alfred Morris and the run game.

By Mark Bullock  |  12:00 PM ET, 10/23/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Alfred Morris, Chris Chester, he Outsider, Kyle Shanahan, Offensive line, offensive philosophy, Redskins vs. Bears, The Outsider

Posted at 11:18 AM ET, 10/23/2013

Redskins would like to get Aldrick Robinson more opportunities

Second-year wide receiver Aldrick Robinson took a step toward redemption against Chicago after several weeks of inactivity.

By Mike Jones  |  11:18 AM ET, 10/23/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Aldrick Robinson, Redskins vs. Bears, Wide Receivers

Posted at 10:35 AM ET, 10/23/2013

Redskins officially re-sign safety Jordan Pugh

With the status of their top two safeties in doubt for Sunday’s game against the Broncos, Washington added a player it cut last week.

By Mark Maske  |  10:35 AM ET, 10/23/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Jordan Pugh, Redskins vs. Broncos, Safeties, Week 8

Posted at 07:43 PM ET, 10/22/2013

Redskins re-sign Jordan Pugh to bolster safety depth [updated]

It’s not immediately clear if Pugh’s return is contingent upon Brandon Meriweather’s suspension being upheld.

By Mark Maske  |  07:43 PM ET, 10/22/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Free agents, Jordan Pugh, Redskins vs. Broncos, Safeties, Week 8

Posted at 06:22 PM ET, 10/22/2013

Fred Davis says ‘I’m a Redskin right now until I hear differently’

Tight end, inactive for last week’s game, says on radio that he hasn’t asked to be traded but prefers to be playing.

By Mark Maske  |  06:22 PM ET, 10/22/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Fred Davis, tight ends, trades

Posted at 02:39 PM ET, 10/22/2013

Return of Griffin’s mobility keyed Redskins’ offensive success

Redskins coach Mike Shanahan said that it’s no coincidence that his offensive unit had its best performance of the year on the same day that Robert Griffin III turned in a season-high rushing total.

By Mike Jones  |  02:39 PM ET, 10/22/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  offensive philosophy, Redskins vs. Bears, Robert Griffin III

Posted at 01:07 PM ET, 10/22/2013

Redskins mailbag: Fred Davis’s future, Santana Moss’s role and more

Following Sunday’s win, mailbag questions address problem areas, like Fred Davis’s future, Santana Moss’s role, special teams struggles and more.

By Mike Jones  |  01:07 PM ET, 10/22/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Fred Davis, Mailbag, offensive philosophy, Robert Griffin III, Santana Moss, special teams, tight ends, Week 8

Posted at 11:43 AM ET, 10/22/2013

Meriweather appeals two-game suspension [UPDATED]

Brandon Meriweather is challenging his two-game suspension; A decision is due before Sunday’s game.

By Mark Maske  |  11:43 AM ET, 10/22/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Brandon Meriweather, NFL rules, Redskins vs. Broncos, suspensions, video, Week 8

Posted at 11:20 AM ET, 10/22/2013

Shanahan anticipates positive reception in Denver

‘I’m sure hoping I don’t get booed,’ Redskins coach says of facing the Broncos, the team he coached to two Super Bowl triumphs.

By Mark Maske  |  11:20 AM ET, 10/22/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Denver Broncos, Mike Shanahan, Redskins vs. Broncos

Posted at 10:18 AM ET, 10/22/2013

Shanahan, Burns believe Redskins made progress on special teams Sunday

Redskins coach Mike Shanahan and assistant Keith Burns said their special teams units displayed improvement on Sunday.

By Mike Jones  |  10:18 AM ET, 10/22/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Keith Burns, Mike Shanahan, special teams

Posted at 08:01 AM ET, 10/22/2013

Redskins could be extremely shorthanded at safety against Broncos

Brandon Meriweather was suspended Monday and Reed Doughty suffered a concussion in the Chicago game Sunday.

By Mark Maske  |  08:01 AM ET, 10/22/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Brandon Meriweather, Injuries, Redskins defense, Reed Doughty, Safeties, suspensions

Posted at 05:22 PM ET, 10/21/2013

Redskins said to be open to idea of trading Fred Davis [updated]

Tight end was on inactive list Sunday while rookie Jordan Reed had nine catches.

By Mark Maske  |  05:22 PM ET, 10/21/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Fred Davis, trades

Posted at 04:06 PM ET, 10/21/2013

Stephen Bowen has torn knee ligament

Defensive end Stephen Bowen tore a ligament in his right knee but he might be able to continue playing.

By Mike Jones  |  04:06 PM ET, 10/21/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Injuries, Reed Doughty, Stephen Bowen

Posted at 03:07 PM ET, 10/21/2013

Barry Cofield, DeAngelo Hall defend Brandon Meriweather on first hit

Two of the most outspoken players on Washington’s defense defended safety Brandon Meriweather on the first of his two helmet-to-helmet hits.

By Mike Jones  |  03:07 PM ET, 10/21/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  barry cofield, Brandon Meriweather, Concussions, DeAngelo Hall, fines, NFL safety

Posted at 12:36 PM ET, 10/21/2013

Brandon Meriweather suspended two games [updated]

The NFL has announced a two-game suspension of Washington Redskins safety Brandon Meriweather.

By Mark Maske  |  12:36 PM ET, 10/21/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Brandon Meriweather, fines, NFL safety, Redskins vs. Bears, Safeties, suspensions

Posted at 11:07 AM ET, 10/21/2013

Five observations from the Redskins’ win over the Bears

Mike Jones gives five observations from Sunday’s win, including the impact of Roy Helu Jr.

By Mike Jones  |  11:07 AM ET, 10/21/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Brandon Meriweather, Fred Davis, Jordan Reed, Keith Burns, observations, Redskins vs. Bears, Robert Griffin III, Roy Helu Jr., special teams

Posted at 09:32 AM ET, 10/21/2013

Brian Orakpo: Pick-six ‘a phenomenal feeling’

When Brian Orakpo picked off a Jay Cutler pass and returned it 29 yards for a touchdown, it marked the first interception and touchdown of his whole life.

By Mike Jones  |  09:32 AM ET, 10/21/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Brian Orakpo, outside linebackers, Redskins vs. Bears, Reed Doughty

Posted at 08:02 AM ET, 10/21/2013

Success on game-winning drive came as no surprise for Redskins

Neither Robert Griffin III, nor the Redskins coaches gave a rousing speech prior to Washington’s first fourth-quarter game-winning drive of the season. There was no panic, jitters or even a special feeling.

By Mike Jones  |  08:02 AM ET, 10/21/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Jordan Reed, Pierre Garcon, Redskins vs. Bears, Robert Griffin III, Roy Helu Jr.

Posted at 10:25 PM ET, 10/20/2013

Reed Doughty suffers concussion in win over Bears

Redskins safety Reed Doughty left the win over Chicago with a concussion.

By Mark Maske  |  10:25 PM ET, 10/20/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Injuries, Redskins vs. Bears, Reed Doughty, Safeties

Posted at 09:16 PM ET, 10/20/2013

De-activation of Davis based on special teams considerations, Shanahan says

Redskins players say they were pleased with effort level on special teams despite Devin Hester’s punt-return touchdown.

By Mark Maske  |  09:16 PM ET, 10/20/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Fred Davis, inactives, Mike Shanahan, Niles Paul, special teams, tight ends

Posted at 08:15 PM ET, 10/20/2013

Meriweather likely faces suspension or hefty fine after two penalties Sunday for illegal hits

Redskins Coach Mike Shanahan says he’s hopeful the safety won’t be suspended. Meriweather says he has changed the way he plays.

By Mark Maske  |  08:15 PM ET, 10/20/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Brandon Meriweather, fines, Redskins vs. Bears

Posted at 07:26 PM ET, 10/20/2013

Robinson, Griffin connected on off-schedule play

Robert Griffin’s 45-yard, fourth-quarter touchdown pass to Aldrick Robinson actually didn’t take place “just how they drew it up,” both players revealed after the game.

By Mike Jones  |  07:26 PM ET, 10/20/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Aldrick Robinson, Redskins vs. Bears, Robert Griffin III

Posted at 12:12 PM ET, 10/20/2013

Fred Davis on Redskins’ inactive list

Cornerback David Amerson is active and expected to play a week after suffering a concussion in Dallas.

By Mark Maske  |  12:12 PM ET, 10/20/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Baccari Rambo, Chris Thompson, David Amerson, Fred Davis, inactives, Jordan Reed, Redskins vs. Bears, tight ends, Week 7

Posted at 11:02 AM ET, 10/20/2013

Redskins vs. Bears: Live

Join the discussion as we break down this afternoon’s game between the Washington Redskins and Chicago Bears at FedEx Field.

By Gene Wang, Cindy Boren, Keith McMillan and Chelsea Janes  |  11:02 AM ET, 10/20/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Live coverage, Redskins vs. Bears, Week 7

Posted at 10:01 AM ET, 10/20/2013

Redskins vs. Bears: Game day notes and fast facts

The Washington Redskins at today return to FedEx Field for the first time in nearly a month.

By Mike Jones  |  10:01 AM ET, 10/20/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Redskins vs. Bears

Posted at 08:32 AM ET, 10/20/2013

Game day Q&A: Perry Riley Jr. on the change in his uniform and his game this season

Now in his fourth NFL season and third as a starter, inside linebacker Perry Riley Jr. has taken an obvious step forward in his development.

By Mike Jones  |  08:32 AM ET, 10/20/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Game Day Q&A, inside linebackers, Perry Riley

Posted at 11:01 AM ET, 10/19/2013

Mike Shanahan set to face Jay Cutler and Brandon Marshall, two of his former draft picks

When the Washington Redskins face the Chicago Bears on Sunday, Mike Shanahan will see familiar faces in quarterback Jay Cutler and wide receiver Brandon Marshall.

By Mike Jones  |  11:01 AM ET, 10/19/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Mike Shanahan, Redskins-Bears

Posted at 07:31 AM ET, 10/19/2013

Jarvis Jenkins, Rob Jackson ready to play more Sunday if needed

Duo debuted for Redskins in Dallas after being suspended for season’s first four games.

By Mark Maske  |  07:31 AM ET, 10/19/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Redskins defense

Posted at 08:08 PM ET, 10/18/2013

Griffin clarifies comments about trying to draw penalties

Quarterback tells Redskins’ Web site, ‘I’m not using the sideline to try and get penalties.’

By Mark Maske  |  08:08 PM ET, 10/18/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  penalties, Robert Griffin III

Posted at 03:36 PM ET, 10/18/2013

Perry Riley fined for hit on Tony Romo

The NFL docks linebacker $15,750 for a roughing-the-passer penalty during last Sunday night’s loss at Dallas, a person familiar with the situation said Friday.

By Mark Maske  |  03:36 PM ET, 10/18/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  fines, inside linebackers, Perry Riley, Redskins vs. Cowboys

Posted at 03:19 PM ET, 10/18/2013

Redskins say they’re hopeful special teams issues have been addressed this week

It was a point of emphasis on the practice field after last weekend’s meltdown in Dallas.

By Mark Maske  |  03:19 PM ET, 10/18/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Redskins special teams

Posted at 01:49 PM ET, 10/18/2013

David Amerson says he expects to play Sunday

Though he’ll be listed as questionable, he said he would be surprised if he doesn’t play Sunday.

By Mark Maske  |  01:49 PM ET, 10/18/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  David Amerson, Injuries, Redskins vs. Cowboys

Posted at 12:38 PM ET, 10/18/2013

Redskins vs. Bears: Five story lines to follow Sunday

The Washington Redskins play their first home game in nearly a month as they host the Chicago Bears at 1 p.m. on FOX.

By Mike Jones  |  12:38 PM ET, 10/18/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Five storylines

Posted at 09:08 AM ET, 10/18/2013

What if the Redskins had gotten Andrew Luck?

By Desmond Bieler  |  09:08 AM ET, 10/18/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Indianapolis Colts, Opening kick, Week 7

Posted at 09:28 PM ET, 10/17/2013

Jay Cutler on DeAngelo Hall: ‘Another player’

Speaking to reporters in Chicago about his upcoming matchup with the Washington Redskins on Sunday, Chicago Bears quarterback Jay Cutler downplayed the renewed rivalry with cornerback DeAngelo Hall.

By Mike Jones  |  09:28 PM ET, 10/17/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Redskins-Bears

Posted at 05:49 PM ET, 10/17/2013

Quarterback draw was in game plans earlier this season but wasn’t called, Kyle Shanahan says

The play made its season debut Sunday night in Dallas when Robert Griffin III ran it from the Cowboys 9-yard line.

By Mark Maske  |  05:49 PM ET, 10/17/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Redskins offense, Robert Griffin III

Posted at 05:30 PM ET, 10/17/2013

Redskins decline to make Keith Burns available to media

Mike Shanahan says it’s the way the team usually operates with assistant coaches and media availability.

By Mark Maske  |  05:30 PM ET, 10/17/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Redskins special teams

Posted at 05:19 PM ET, 10/17/2013

Injury updates: Amerson continues progress

Redskins’ cornerback David Amerson is making progress as he deals with concussion symptoms following a helmet-to-helmet hit in Dallas.

By Mike Jones  |  05:19 PM ET, 10/17/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  David Amerson, Fred Davis, Injuries, Logan Paulsen

Posted at 03:22 PM ET, 10/17/2013

Trent Williams gearing up for tall task of stopping Julius Peppers

Early in his NFL career, Washington Redskins left tackle Trent Williams used to lose sleep the week leading up to a matchup with a premier pass-rusher.

By Mike Jones  |  03:22 PM ET, 10/17/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Redskins vs. Bears, Trent Williams

Posted at 02:38 PM ET, 10/17/2013

Cowboys’ Lawrence fined for block on Amerson

No penalty was called on the play, on which Amerson suffered a concussion and the Cowboys had a 90-yard return.

By Mark Maske and Mike Jones  |  02:38 PM ET, 10/17/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Dallas Cowboys, David Amerson, Fines, Injuries, Redskins vs. Cowboys

Posted at 01:55 PM ET, 10/17/2013

Amerson expects to increase practice participation

Cornerback was limited in Wednesday’s practice after suffering a concussion against the Cowboys.

By Mark Maske  |  01:55 PM ET, 10/17/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  cornerbacks, David Amerson, Injuries, Redskins vs. Bears

Posted at 01:03 PM ET, 10/17/2013

Haslett’s defense prepares for an improved Jay Cutler

As he enters his eighth NFL season and fifth with the Chicago Bears, quarterback Jay Cutler has gotten off to one of the best starts in his career.

By Mike Jones  |  01:03 PM ET, 10/17/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Chicago Bears, Jim Haslett, Redskins vs. Bears, Week 7

Posted at 11:03 AM ET, 10/17/2013

Fantasy watch: Packers’ Jarrett Boykin worth a flyer

Green Bay Packers wide receiver has potential to be a sleeper fantasy play this week.

By Gene Wang  |  11:03 AM ET, 10/17/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  fantasy football, Green Bay Packers

Posted at 10:02 AM ET, 10/17/2013

Defensive players pleased with progress

The defense is being credited with having its best game of the season in Sunday night’s loss at Dallas.

By Mark Maske  |  10:02 AM ET, 10/17/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  barry cofield, Defense, Jim Haslett, Secondary

Posted at 07:02 AM ET, 10/17/2013

What’s the value of winning the NFC East in 2013?

The NFC East champion is unlikely to reach the Super Bowl. Should its teams mortgage the future for a chance to win a division title?

By Greg Schimmel  |  07:02 AM ET, 10/17/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Dallas Cowboys, Kirk Cousins, New York Giants, NFC East, Opening kick, Philadelphia Eagles, Robert Griffin III

Posted at 09:06 PM ET, 10/16/2013

Griffin: Return to running ways was ‘what I had to do’

Robert Griffin III said that he felt like he had no choice but to take to the ground in an attempt to spark his struggling offense this past Sunday against the Dallas Cowboys.

By Mike Jones  |  09:06 PM ET, 10/16/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Robert Griffin III

Posted at 06:32 PM ET, 10/16/2013

Shanahan not surprised by Niles Paul’s comments about Keith Burns

‘You’ve got to prove yourself both as a player and as a coach,’ says Redskins coach, who adds that he won’t overreact to his club’s special teams woes.

By Mark Maske  |  06:32 PM ET, 10/16/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Keith Burns, Mike Shanahan, Niles Paul, special teams

Posted at 05:12 PM ET, 10/16/2013

Griffin: Redskins doing their best to block out the scrutiny

Despite ongoing scrutiny and little success to silence it, Robert Griffin III said he and his teammates remain focused.

By Mike Jones  |  05:12 PM ET, 10/16/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  2013 season, London Fletcher, Redskins vs. Bears, Robert Griffin III, Santana Moss, Week 7

Posted at 04:42 PM ET, 10/16/2013

David Amerson, Chris Neild limited in practice

Nick Sundberg undergoes knee surgery and faces a five-month recovery.

By Mark Maske  |  04:42 PM ET, 10/16/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Chris Neild, David Amerson, Injuries, Nick Sundberg

Posted at 03:08 PM ET, 10/16/2013

Barry Cofield: These Redskins are better than previous years’ teams

Players still firmly believe that their record does not reflect their level of talent or their capabilities.

By Mike Jones  |  03:08 PM ET, 10/16/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  2013 season, barry cofield, Mike Shanahan

Posted at 02:22 PM ET, 10/16/2013

Niles Paul says coaching change a factor in Redskins’ special teams issues [UPDATED]

Switch from Danny Smith to Keith Burns has led to adjustment period, tight end says, calling performance on special teams so far “embarrassing.“

By Mark Maske  |  02:22 PM ET, 10/16/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Keith Burns, Niles Paul, Reed Doughty, special teams

Posted at 01:56 PM ET, 10/16/2013

Special teams additions eager to chip in for Redskins

The three players signed on Tuesday each plan to contribute on special teams, and spent Wednesday getting acclimated to the Redskins.

By Mike Jones  |  01:56 PM ET, 10/16/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Free agents, Roster, special teams, Week 7

Posted at 12:54 PM ET, 10/16/2013

Amerson says he feels ‘fine’ and plans to be on practice field

The Redskins’ rookie cornerback suffered a concussion against the Cowboys. He is subject to the NFL’s concussion protocol and his playing status this week is not clear.

By Mark Maske  |  12:54 PM ET, 10/16/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  cornerbacks, David Amerson, Injuries, Redskins vs. Bears, Week 7

Posted at 10:43 AM ET, 10/16/2013

The Outsider: How DeAngelo Hall shut down Dez Bryant, what he faces against the Bears

Redskins cornerback DeAngelo Hall played one of his best games for Washington against Dez Bryant. He might need to do it again to stop the Bears. Here’s how and why.

By Mark Bullock  |  10:43 AM ET, 10/16/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Chicago Bears, Dallas Cowboys, DeAngelo Hall, Redskins vs. Bears, Redskins vs. Cowboys, The Outsider, Week 6, Week 7

Posted at 03:46 PM ET, 10/15/2013

Redskins sign three to boost secondary and special teams, cut Pugh

By Mike Jones  |  03:46 PM ET, 10/15/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Free agents, Jordan Pugh, Roster, Secondary, special teams

Posted at 01:32 PM ET, 10/15/2013

Shanahan says he isn’t considering coaching staff changes

Redskins coach Mike Shanahan said that he has “a lot of belief” in his assistants, and doesn’t ponder changes during the season.

By Mike Jones  |  01:32 PM ET, 10/15/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  coaches, Mike Shanahan, Redskins vs. Bears

Posted at 12:07 PM ET, 10/15/2013

Redskins mailbag: Who deserves the blame for the 1-4 start?

In this week’s mailbag, we begin to play the blame game as most of your questions centered on which coaches and players should be held responsible for the 1-4 start?

By Mike Jones  |  12:07 PM ET, 10/15/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Brian Orakpo, coaches, Jarvis Jenkins, Jim Haslett, Keith Burns, Kyle Shanahan, Mailbag, Offensive line, special teams

Posted at 08:31 AM ET, 10/15/2013

Redskins continue to defend their use of the clock Sunday

Mike Shanahan defends the unused timeout and the Redskins’ delayed approach to hurry-up offense on Sunday.

By Mark Maske  |  08:31 AM ET, 10/15/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  clock management, Mike Shanahan, Redskins vs. Cowboys

Posted at 07:02 AM ET, 10/15/2013

Shanahan: Wrong call was made regarding fumble recovery

Mike Shanahan remains convinced that officials made the wrong call when they awarded the Cowboys possession during a punt in the second quarter.

By Mike Jones  |  07:02 AM ET, 10/15/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Jerome Murphy, Mike Shanahan, Redskins vs. Cowboys, Reed Doughty, special teams

Posted at 05:23 PM ET, 10/14/2013

Shanahan defends Keith Burns, says special teams leader must emerge

‘Lorenzo Alexander is not gonna show up,’ coach says.

By Mark Maske  |  05:23 PM ET, 10/14/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Danny Smith, Keith Burns, Lorenzo Alexander, Mike Shanahan, Niles Paul, Reed Doughty, special teams

Posted at 04:54 PM ET, 10/14/2013

Redskins lose Kehl, Sundberg for the year with knee injuries

Redskins linebacker Bryan Kehl and long-snapper Nick Sundberg have both been lost for the season with knee injuries.

By Mike Jones  |  04:54 PM ET, 10/14/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Injuries, Nick Sundberg, special teams

Posted at 03:35 PM ET, 10/14/2013

Red zone struggles, miscommunications baffle Redskins players

Redskins players expressed concern other offensive miscues that kept them from capitalizing on prime opportunities Sunday night.

By Mike Jones  |  03:35 PM ET, 10/14/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Alfred Morris, Offense, offensive philosophy, Offensive struggles, Robert Griffin III, Santana Moss, Trent Williams

Posted at 02:44 PM ET, 10/14/2013

The Outsider: A closer look at how the Redskins played at Dallas

How did Trent Williams fare against DeMarcus Ware? Was this DeAngelo Hall’s best game as a Redskins and Kory Lichtensteiger’s worst? The Outsider takes a closer look.

By Mark Bullock  |  02:44 PM ET, 10/14/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  defensive line, Linebackers, Offensive line, Quarterbacks, Redskins vs. Cowboys, Robert Griffin III, Running backs, Secondary, The Outsider, tight ends, Wide Receivers

Posted at 01:38 PM ET, 10/14/2013

‘No quit’ in Redskins, Robert Griffin says

Team has to ‘take that medicine’ from 1-4 start and move on, according to the quarterback.

By Mark Maske  |  01:38 PM ET, 10/14/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Redskins 1-4 start

Posted at 01:12 PM ET, 10/14/2013

Special teams will be point of emphasis for Redskins on practice field this week

Struggles continued with Sunday night’s ugly performance in Dallas

By Mark Maske  |  01:12 PM ET, 10/14/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Redskins special teams

Posted at 09:26 AM ET, 10/14/2013

Five observations from the Redskins’ loss to the Cowboys

After falling to 1-4 with Sunday’s loss in Dallas, the Redskins remain in third place in the NFC East and have an even bigger mess to clean up.

By Mike Jones  |  09:26 AM ET, 10/14/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:31 AM ET, 10/14/2013

Griffin: Happy to shed brace; hits don’t bother him

By Mark Maske  |  08:31 AM ET, 10/14/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Injuries, Redskins vs. Cowboys, Robert Griffin III

Posted at 07:02 AM ET, 10/14/2013

At 1-4, where does the season go from here?

After stewing on the loss overnight, how do the Redskins right the ship from 1-4, if it’s even possible?

By Keith McMillan  |  07:02 AM ET, 10/14/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Opening kick, Redskins vs. Cowboys, Week 7

Posted at 01:37 AM ET, 10/14/2013

Shanahan defends first-half clock management

Team did not use a timeout after long completion to Jordan Reed in the final minute of the half.

By Mark Maske  |  01:37 AM ET, 10/14/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  clock management, Mike Shanahan, Redskins vs. Cowboys

Posted at 01:18 AM ET, 10/14/2013

Bryan Kehl, Nick Sundberg to have MRI exams on injured knees

Special teams contributors Bryan Kehl and long-snapper Nick Sundberg both left Sunday night’s game with knee injuries, but immediately following the contest, neither knew the severity of their situations.

By Mike Jones  |  01:18 AM ET, 10/14/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Injuries, Redskins vs. Cowboys, special teams

Posted at 08:33 PM ET, 10/13/2013

Jerry Jones on Daniel Snyder: ‘he’s not insensitive, at all’

Cowboys owner Jerry Jones defended Redskins counterpart Dan Snyder against allegations of insensitivity because of Snyder’s insistence that he will not change the team’s name.

By Mike Jones  |  08:33 PM ET, 10/13/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Dallas Cowboys, Daniel Snyder, Jerry Jones, owners meetings, Redskins name, Redskins vs. Cowboys

Posted at 07:25 PM ET, 10/13/2013

Jarvis Jenkins, Rob Jackson are active for the Redskins

Bacarri Rambo, Chris Thompson are on the inactive list for the game against the Cowboys.

By Mark Maske  |  07:25 PM ET, 10/13/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bacarri Rambo, Chris Thompson, inactives, Jarvis Jenkins, Josh Morgan, Redskins vs. Cowboys, Rob Jackson, suspensions

Posted at 06:32 PM ET, 10/13/2013

Redskins at Cowboys: Live

Join the discussion as we break down tonight’s game between the Washington Redskins and Dallas Cowboys.

By Gene Wang, Cindy Boren, Keith McMillan and Chelsea Janes  |  06:32 PM ET, 10/13/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Live coverage, Redskins vs. Cowboys, Week 6

Posted at 02:13 PM ET, 10/13/2013

Redskins vs. Cowboys: Game day notes and fast facts

The Washington Redskins face off with their longtime rival Dallas Cowboys at 8:30 p.m. at AT&T Stadium on NBC.

By Mike Jones  |  02:13 PM ET, 10/13/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Game day notes, Redskins vs. Cowboys

Posted at 12:34 PM ET, 10/13/2013

Game day Q&A: Kory Lichtensteiger on his journey to the league, conquering size limitations and more

In a league and a position where size often matters, Redskins left guard Kory Lichtensteiger is an exception to the rule.

By Mike Jones  |  12:34 PM ET, 10/13/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Game Day Q&A, Kory Lichtensteiger, offensive live, Redskins vs. Cowboys

Posted at 09:51 AM ET, 10/13/2013

Brian Orakpo focused on earning the win, not sacks, in Texas homecoming

As he returns to his home state of Texas to play for the third time in his career, Washington Redskins outside linebacker looks to make a significant impact and help his team win its second consecutive game, and begin their 12-game post-bye stretch on a strong note.

By Mike Jones  |  09:51 AM ET, 10/13/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Brian Orakpo

Posted at 11:01 AM ET, 10/12/2013

Kyle Shanahan: Extended drives will lead to more opportunities for Roy Helu Jr.

Kyle Shanahan still regards Alfred Morris as his best option, but wants to find ways to get Roy Helu Jr. more involved in the offense as well.

By Mike Jones  |  11:01 AM ET, 10/12/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Roy Helu Jr.

Posted at 09:46 AM ET, 10/12/2013

Maurice Hurt eligible to come off of PUP list next week

Backup offensive lineman Maurice Hurt is eligible to come off of the physically unable to perform list next week, but the third-year pro said that he hasn’t yet received indication on whether or not that will happen.

By Mike Jones  |  09:46 AM ET, 10/12/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Maurice Hurt

Posted at 03:24 PM ET, 10/11/2013

Jarvis Jenkins expects to be eased back into action Sunday

By Mike Jones  |  03:24 PM ET, 10/11/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Jarvis Jenkins

Posted at 02:44 PM ET, 10/11/2013

Forbath listed as ‘probable’ for Redskins vs. Cowboys

Kicker Kai Forbath is expected to return to action after a four-week layoff because of a strained groin, Redskins coach Mike Shanahan said following Friday’s practice.

By Mike Jones  |  02:44 PM ET, 10/11/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Injury report

Posted at 10:51 AM ET, 10/11/2013

Redskins vs. Cowboys: Five storylines to follow Sunday night

The Washington Redskins on Sunday take on the Dallas Cowboys in their second nationally televised game of the season, and in that game, they will try to pick up their second consecutive victory and move into a tie for first place in the downtrodden NFC East.

By Mike Jones  |  10:51 AM ET, 10/11/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Five storylines

Posted at 07:31 AM ET, 10/11/2013

Would you trade Snyder for Jones?

With the Redskins set to play the arch-rival Cowboys, the question must -- okay, may as well -- be asked: Would you rather have Dan Snyder or Jerry Jones as the team’s owner?

By Desmond Bieler  |  07:31 AM ET, 10/11/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Cowboys, NFL, Opening kick, Redskins, Redskins-Cowboys

Posted at 03:05 PM ET, 10/10/2013

Redskins preparing for Dallas's new-look defensive front

Because their divisional rivals twice a year, the Washington Redskins have good familiarity with the Dallas Cowboys' personnel, and that knowledge helps boost confidence. But this year, Washington's offensive players are preparing for changes along Dallas' defensive front.

By Mike Jones  |  03:05 PM ET, 10/10/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Dallas Cowboys, pass rush, Redskins vs. Cowboys, run defense

Posted at 02:29 PM ET, 10/10/2013

Haslett: Jenkins, Jackson roles are undefined for Cowboys game

Defensive end, linebacker are back after four-game suspensions but it's not clear what roles, if any, they'll play Sunday night against the Cowboys.

By Mark Maske  |  02:29 PM ET, 10/10/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Jarvis Jenkins, Redskins vs. Cowboys, Rob Jackson, suspensions

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

Forbath says he's fully healthy, kicking well in practice

Redskins kicker says his time off actually might have helped him.

By Mark Maske  |  01:12 PM ET, 10/10/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Injuries, Kai Forbath

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

Garrett: Cowboys must keep maturing RGIII in the pocket

Dallas Cowboys coach Jason Garrett said that although Robert Griffin III may not have been at his best in the first quarter of the season, he still sees the second-year quarterback as a “dangerous guy,” that has displayed maturity this season.

By Mike Jones  |  12:01 PM ET, 10/10/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Dallas Cowboys, Redskins vs. Cowboys, Robert Griffin III, Week 6

Posted at 11:18 AM ET, 10/10/2013

The Outsider: Reviewing the Redskins' blitzes against Tony Romo and the Cowboys

Washington employed a handful of blitzes to force the Dallas quarterback to rush throws the last time the teams met. The Outsider takes a closer look at them.

By Mark Bullock  |  11:18 AM ET, 10/10/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  blitz packages, Defense, Jim Haslett, Redskins vs. Cowboys, The Outsider

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

Fantasy watch: Stop-gap pickup for Julio Jones owners

Julio Jones owners ought to consider adding Santana Moss in a favorable fantasy matchup.

By Gene Wang  |  10:01 AM ET, 10/10/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Atlanta Falcons, fantasy football, Oakland Raiders, Redskins vs. Cowboys, Santana Moss

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

Redskins’ confidence not shaken, according to Cofield

‘I think we’re ready to get rolling,’ nose tackle says.

By Mark Maske  |  07:01 AM ET, 10/10/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  leadership, NFC East, Redskins' 1-3 start

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

Should the Redskins appear on “Hard Knocks?”

The NFL will compel teams to appear on the HBO show “Hard Knocks” if none volunteers. Would an inside look at the Redskins be worth the risk of the distraction?

By Greg Schimmel  |  07:01 AM ET, 10/10/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Opening kick, TV

Posted at 01:28 PM ET, 10/09/2013

Griffin says he's 'rejuvenated' following bye week

Refreshed after the bye week, Robert Griffin III says last year's success against Dallas is out the window because the Cowboys have an entirely new defense.

By Kent Babb  |  01:28 PM ET, 10/09/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  bye week, Redskins vs. Cowboys, Robert Griffin III, Week 6

Posted at 12:45 PM ET, 10/09/2013

Morris, Reed, Forbath practice fully for Redskins

Redskins coach Mike Shanahan said that running back Alfred Morris, place kicker Kai Forbath and tight end Jordan Reed all practiced fully after nursing various injuries.

By Mike Jones  |  12:45 PM ET, 10/09/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Alfred Morris, brandon jenkins, Injuries, Jordan Reed, Kai Forbath, Logan Paulsen, Redskins vs. Cowboys

Posted at 12:00 PM ET, 10/09/2013

Cofield's broken hand is 'healed enough'

Nose tackle kept playing, and playing well, even after being hurt during the preseason. Now his hand is close to healed.

By Mark Maske  |  12:00 PM ET, 10/09/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  barry cofield, Injuries, Redskins vs. Cowboys

Posted at 11:30 AM ET, 10/09/2013

Robert Griffin III, Mike Shanahan at the podium

Robert Griffin III, Mike Shanahan at the podium

By Keith McMillan  |  11:30 AM ET, 10/09/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Injuries, Mike Shanahan, news conferences, Redskins vs. Cowboys, Robert Griffin III, Week 6

Posted at 11:14 AM ET, 10/09/2013

Redskins defense braces for Romo after quarterback's 500-yard game

The improvisational skills of the Dallas quarterback could be particularly problematic.

By Mark Maske  |  11:14 AM ET, 10/09/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  barry cofield, Defense, Josh Wilson, Redskins vs. Cowboys, Tony Romo

Posted at 10:45 AM ET, 10/09/2013

Young: Eliminating 'little things' will lead to turnaround on offense

Washington's offensive players remain adamant in they have been their own worst enemy thus far.

By Mike Jones  |  10:45 AM ET, 10/09/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Darrel Young, Kyle Shanahan, offensive philosophy, Redskins vs. Cowboys

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

Snyder letter: 'We cannot ignore our history'

Owner Daniel Snyder defends the franchise's name.

By Keith McMillan  |  10:30 AM ET, 10/09/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Redskins name

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

Redskins wide receivers aren't underestimating Cowboys

The Washington Redskins on Sunday will face a Dallas Cowboys defense that on Sunday surrendered 517 total yards of offense and 51 points to the Denver Broncos. But the Redskins wide receivers insist they aren't licking their chops, so to speak, over the prospects of facing such a defense.

By Mike Jones  |  09:30 AM ET, 10/09/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Redskins vs. Cowboys, Wide Receivers

Posted at 07:01 AM ET, 10/09/2013

What’s wrong with the NFC East?

What’s behind the records of 2-3 or worse for all four division teams? How about bad defense?

By Keith McMillan  |  07:01 AM ET, 10/09/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Dallas Cowboys, Defense, New York Giants, NFC East, Opening kick, Philadelphia Eagles

Posted at 04:30 AM ET, 10/09/2013

DeAngelo Hall ready to 'rise to the occasion' vs. Dez Bryant

No one needs to tell DeAngelo Hall how large a task awaits him this Sunday as the Redskins return to work following their bye.

By Mike Jones  |  04:30 AM ET, 10/09/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Dallas Cowboys, DeAngelo Hall, Redskins vs. Cowboys

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

No reduced preseason or expanded playoff field next season, Goodell says

Both proposals possible for 2015 season at the earliest, NFL commissioner says Tuesday.

By Mark Maske  |  08:16 PM ET, 10/08/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  NFL owners meeting

Posted at 07:02 PM ET, 10/08/2013

Goodell: 'Different views' on Redskins' name but it's part of team's 'proud tradition'

The controversy was not discussed by the NFL owners during their meeting Tuesday in Washington.

By Mark Maske  |  07:02 PM ET, 10/08/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  NFL owners meeting, Redskins name

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

NFL to play three games in London next season

League continues its attempt to bolster its international appeal with Jaguars, Falcons, Raiders to play home games at Wembley Stadium in 2014.

By Mark Maske  |  03:10 PM ET, 10/08/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Atlanta Falcons, Jacksonville Jaguars, NFL in London, Oakland Raiders, owners meetings

Posted at 01:52 PM ET, 10/08/2013

NFL makes 'Hard Knocks' appearances mandatory for teams

With certain exceptions based on playoff showings, new head coaches and previous appearances on the HBO series.

By Mark Maske  |  01:52 PM ET, 10/08/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  owners meetings, TV

Posted at 12:33 PM ET, 10/08/2013

Mailbag: Trade possibilities, safeties and defensive packages

Mike Jones answers questions about safety prospects from the Bills' Jairus Byrd to undrafted Jose Gumbs, plus punter Sav Rocca and Jim Haslett's defensive packages.

By Mike Jones  |  12:33 PM ET, 10/08/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Jim Haslett, jose gumbs, Mailbag, Robert Griffin III, Safeties, special teams, Tanard Jackson

Posted at 11:47 AM ET, 10/08/2013

Owners approve league funding toward FedEx Field renovations

Redskins' $27 million stadium renovation said to include seating modifications, Wi-Fi, ribbon boards and a Hall of Fame expansion.

By Mark Maske  |  11:47 AM ET, 10/08/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  FedEx Field, owners meetings

Posted at 11:32 AM ET, 10/08/2013

NFL top 10: Who belongs behind the Denver Broncos?

Mark Maske's weekly ranking and photo gallery of the 10 best teams in the NFL.

By Mark Maske  |  11:32 AM ET, 10/08/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Baltimore Ravens, Cincinnati Bengals, Denver Broncos, Green Bay Packers, Indianapolis Colts, Kansas City Chiefs, New England Patriots, New Orleans Saints, Opening kick, San Francisco 49ers, Seattle Seahawks, top 10

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

Redskins name controversy intensifies, but no immediate change afoot

Daniel Snyder is said to remain firmly opposed to changing the name and other NFL owners don't appear inclined to take forceful steps in the foreseeable future to convince Snyder to make a change.

By Mark Maske  |  10:47 AM ET, 10/08/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Redskins name

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

Roster exemptions lifted for Jarvis Jenkins, Rob Jackson

The roster exemptions for Redskins defensive end Jarvis Jenkins and linebacker Rob Jackson have been lifted.

By Mike Jones  |  10:02 AM ET, 10/08/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Jarvis Jenkins, Rob Jackson, suspensions

Posted at 09:40 AM ET, 10/08/2013

The Outsider: How Redskins' moves in the secondary improved the run defense

The Outsider takes a look at how Washington's changes in the secondary impacted the run defense, which was not good for two games, but got better against the Lions and Raiders.

By Mark Bullock  |  09:40 AM ET, 10/08/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  run defense, Safeties, Secondary, The Outsider

Posted at 07:14 PM ET, 10/07/2013

Reduced NFL preseason, expanded playoff field on owners' minds but no action coming Tuesday

It's not clear at this point how much support there would be among the owners for a proposal to expand the postseason field from six to seven teams per conference while cutting back the preseason from four games per team to three.

By Mark Maske  |  07:14 PM ET, 10/07/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  NFL owners meeting, NFL playoffs, NFL preseason

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

Redskins return to work with 'sense of urgency'

The Redskins returned to practice and began laying the foundation for the game plan for their matchup with the Dallas Cowboys.

By Mike Jones  |  06:01 PM ET, 10/07/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  bye week, NFC East, Redskins vs. Cowboys, Week 6

Posted at 04:21 PM ET, 10/07/2013

Paulsen practices; Reed, Morris both expect to play for Redskins vs. Cowboys

Tight ends Logan Paulsen and Jordan Reed both practiced Monday and expressed encouragement over their progress. Meanwhile, running back Alfred Morris also practiced and expects to play Sunday.

By Mike Jones  |  04:21 PM ET, 10/07/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Alfred Morris, Injuries, Jordan Reed, Logan Paulsen, Redskins vs. Cowboys

Posted at 04:03 PM ET, 10/07/2013

Kai Forbath 'feels good' and expects to kick Sunday

Redskins kicker Kai Forbath said that the strained groin that sidelined him for three games now "feels good," and that he expects to play Sunday against the Dallas Cowboys.

By Mike Jones  |  04:03 PM ET, 10/07/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Injuries, John Potter, Kai Forbath, special teams

Posted at 01:21 PM ET, 10/07/2013

Redskins might get NFL funds for $27 million FedEx Field renovation

Redskins might get NFL funds for $27 million FedEx Field renovation

By Mark Maske  |  01:21 PM ET, 10/07/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  FedEx Field, owners meetings

Posted at 01:02 PM ET, 10/07/2013

NFL officials to meet with Oneida Nation; owners won't urge franchise name change [updated]

People at the NFL owners meetings say they sense little sentiment to urge Redskins owner Daniel Snyder to make a change.

By Mark Maske  |  01:02 PM ET, 10/07/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  NFL league meeting, owners meetings, Redskins name

Posted at 09:42 AM ET, 10/07/2013

Redskins after the bye: Five questions as they get back to work

The Redskins' bye week comes to an end, and they begin preparation for Sunday's road game against Dallas.

By Mike Jones  |  09:42 AM ET, 10/07/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Redskins vs. Cowboys, Week 6

Posted at 08:16 AM ET, 10/06/2013

Four games to keep an eye on with the Redskins on their bye

The Washington Redskins, as you know, will not play today because this is their bye week.

By Mike Jones  |  08:16 AM ET, 10/06/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Redskins bye week

Posted at 01:15 PM ET, 10/05/2013

President Obama: 'I'd think about changing' Redskins name

Obama said that if he were the owner of the team, he would consider changing the name to avoid offending Native Americans.

By Mike Jones  |  01:15 PM ET, 10/05/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  President Obama, Redskins name

Posted at 11:02 AM ET, 10/04/2013

Raheem Morris: No excuses for Redskins’ DB struggles

The secondary has taken its lumps partially because of injury and partially because of inexperience. But their position coach said he still expects them to make plays.

By Mike Jones  |  11:02 AM ET, 10/04/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  defensive backs

Posted at 09:32 AM ET, 10/04/2013

Outsider: Robert Griffin III is progressing as a pocket passer

Robert Griffin III has been described this season as not the same player he was as a rookie. The Outsider shows how that’s true -- he’s actually improved in the pocket.

By Mark Bullock  |  09:32 AM ET, 10/04/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Offensive line, Robert Griffin III, The Outsider

Posted at 07:20 AM ET, 10/04/2013

Which NFL game this week excites you most?

With the Redskins on a bye, we rank the remarkable number of games still very much worth watching.

By Desmond Bieler  |  07:20 AM ET, 10/04/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Chicago Bears, Dallas Cowboys, Denver Broncos, Detroit Lions, Green Bay Packers, matchups, New Orleans Saints, New York Giants, NFL, Opening kick, Philadelphia Eagles, schedule, Week 5

Posted at 12:31 PM ET, 10/03/2013

Jim Haslett: Barry Cofield establishing himself as best nose tackle in the NFL

Now in his third season as the centerpiece of the Redskins’ 3-4 defensive front, nose tackle has gotten off to a strong start.

By Mike Jones  |  12:31 PM ET, 10/03/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  barry cofield, Jim Haslett

Posted at 10:59 AM ET, 10/03/2013

Redskins coaches seeing growth, maturation in Robert Griffin III's game

Quarterback's re-acclimation process remains in ongoing, but he showed more signs of progress on Sunday, according to his coaches.

By Mike Jones  |  10:59 AM ET, 10/03/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Kyle Shanahan, Matt LaFleur, Robert Griffin III

Posted at 07:02 AM ET, 10/03/2013

Are there any trades in the Redskins' future?

Cleveland and Indianapolis are both 2-0 since they made the biggest trade of the NFL season. Are there any deals the Redskins should consider trying to make?

By Greg Schimmel  |  07:02 AM ET, 10/03/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Kirk Cousins, Opening kick, Redskins, trent richardson

Posted at 12:37 AM ET, 10/03/2013

Fantasy football watch: C.J. Spiller is risky start this week

Fantasy watch: Spiller risky, "60 Minutes" worth starting

By Gene Wang  |  12:37 AM ET, 10/03/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  fantasy football

Posted at 01:25 PM ET, 10/02/2013

Redskins had been waiting all season for right time to use no-huddle offense

Washington won't run the hurry-up all the time, but only in certain situations

By Mark Maske  |  01:25 PM ET, 10/02/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Redskins offense

Posted at 12:53 PM ET, 10/02/2013

Coaches using Redskins' bye week to evaluate 'everything we do'

Players told to get in 'two good workouts' during their five days away.

By Mark Maske  |  12:53 PM ET, 10/02/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Redskins bye week

Posted at 11:02 AM ET, 10/02/2013

Leonard Hankerson displaying improved consistency, effectiveness

Third-year wide receiver Leonard Hankerson continues to show signs of development as he made his third consecutive start and recorded four catches for 49 yards.

By Mike Jones  |  11:02 AM ET, 10/02/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Leonard Hankerson

Posted at 08:20 PM ET, 10/01/2013

Redskins work out Darrell Green's son, 17 other free agents Tuesday

The Washington Redskins on Tuesday worked out 18 players, including wide receiver Jared Green, the son of Hall of Fame cornerback Darrell Green.

By Mike Jones  |  08:20 PM ET, 10/01/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Free agents, Jered Green, Mohamed Massaquoi, Washington Redskins

Posted at 03:16 PM ET, 10/01/2013

Keith Burns preaches patience on special teams

With his unit coming off of its roughest outing of the young season, Redskins special teams coach Keith Burns preached patience and hard work.

By Mike Jones  |  03:16 PM ET, 10/01/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Chris Thompson, special teams

Posted at 02:02 PM ET, 10/01/2013

Jarvis Jenkins, Rob Jackson participate in Redskins' practice

Four-game suspensions expired for the defensive line and reserve linebacker, and the team released kicker John Potter and defensive end Phillip Merling.

By Mark Maske  |  02:02 PM ET, 10/01/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Jarvis Jenkins, John Potter, outside linebackers, Rob Jackson, special teams, suspensions

Posted at 01:22 PM ET, 10/01/2013

Logan Paulsen's knee is sprained, could miss a week or more

Redskins tight end Logan Paulsen said that the MRI conducted on his left knee revealed that he suffered a Grade 2 sprain.

By Mike Jones  |  01:22 PM ET, 10/01/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Injuries, Logan Paulsen, tight ends

Posted at 12:45 PM ET, 10/01/2013

NFL top 10: Should the Seahawks or Broncos be No. 1?

Mark Maske ranks the NFL's 10 best teams, starting with two West Coast teams at the top.

By Mark Maske  |  12:45 PM ET, 10/01/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Chicago Bears, Denver Broncos, Detroit Lions, Indianapolis Colts, Kansas City Chiefs, Miami Dolphins, New England Patriots, New Orleans Saints, San Francisco 49ers, Seattle Seahawks, top 10, Week 4

Posted at 10:43 AM ET, 10/01/2013

Mailbag: Illegal formation, tackling techniques and Roy Helu Jr.'s opportunities

Mike Jones answers readers' questions on illegal formations, tackling technique, Roy Helu Jr.'s touches, Tanard Jackson and more.

By Mike Jones  |  10:43 AM ET, 10/01/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Brian Orakpo, Chase Minnifield, Jim Haslett, Kirk Cousins, London Fletcher, Mailbag, Robert Griffin III, Roy Helu Jr., Tanard Jackson

 

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