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The Insider: November, 2013

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

Brian Orakpo getting his groove back during late-season stretch

The Redskins outside linebacker is in the midst of one of the most productive stretches of his five-year career.

By Mike Jones  |  08:30 AM ET, 11/30/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Brian Orakpo

Posted at 03:45 PM ET, 11/29/2013

Chase Minnifield promoted to Redskins’ roster from practice squad

The cornerback was re-signed to the practice squad in September after he failed to make the season-opening roster.

By Mark Maske  |  03:45 PM ET, 11/29/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Chase Minnifield, Redskins Roster, Roster moves

Posted at 03:20 PM ET, 11/29/2013

Darrel Young’s playing status remains unclear

The fullback practices but takes “just a few reps,” according to Coach Mike Shanahan.

By Mark Maske  |  03:20 PM ET, 11/29/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Darrel Young, Injuries, Injury report, Redskins injuries, Redskins vs. Giants

Posted at 01:29 PM ET, 11/29/2013

Redskins’ Robert Griffin III loses nine passing yards from Monday night’s loss, 49ers add two more sacks

The NFL revised the statistics from the 49ers game later in the week.

By Mark Maske  |  01:29 PM ET, 11/29/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Robert Griffin III

Posted at 12:16 PM ET, 11/29/2013

Brian Orakpo is diversifying and improving his game

It might be a lost season, but Brian Orakpo is improving, using his smarts and not just athletic ability to derail plays against the 49ers. Mark Bullock takes a look at a few, and then asks via poll if Orakpo should be re-signed.

By Mark Bullock  |  12:16 PM ET, 11/29/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Brian Orakpo, outside linebackers, poll, Redskins vs. 49ers, The Outsider, Week 13

Posted at 11:05 AM ET, 11/29/2013

Redskins vs. Giants: Five story lines to follow Sunday night

The Redskins aim to snap a three-game losing streak while the Giants look to get back on track after having a four-game run snapped by Dallas last week.

By Mike Jones  |  11:05 AM ET, 11/29/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Redskins-Giants

Posted at 08:28 AM ET, 11/29/2013

Kyle Shanahan: RGIII is ‘definitely healthy;’ Giants: He’s ‘still very dangerous’

Kyle Shanahan said health isn’t an issue with his quarterback, but that instead, the struggles that have manifested themselves are more-so growing pains than anything.

By Mike Jones  |  08:28 AM ET, 11/29/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Kyle Shanahan, Robert Griffin III

Posted at 04:00 PM ET, 11/28/2013

Playing for Mike Shanahan not a source of motivation, two Redskins players say

Two team leaders said although they support Mike Shanahan, the need to play for their head coach’s future doesn’t serve as a source of motivation for them.

By Mike Jones  |  04:00 PM ET, 11/28/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Mike Shanahan

Posted at 01:32 PM ET, 11/28/2013

Jordan Reed says he expects to play Sunday night

The rookie tight end missed the Redskins’ previous game because of a concussion.

By Mark Maske  |  01:32 PM ET, 11/28/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Jordan Reed

Posted at 12:30 PM ET, 11/28/2013

Thanksgiving Day games open thread

There are three NFL games today, and here’s where you can shoot the breeze while you watch.

By Keith McMillan  |  12:30 PM ET, 11/28/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Baltimore Ravens, Dallas Cowboys, Detroit Lions, Green Bay Packers, Oakland Raiders, Pittsburgh Steelers, Week 13

Posted at 11:30 AM ET, 11/28/2013

Orakpo: Redskins must remain unified, block out distractions

As his team comes off of a week of off-field controversies, Orakpo said the team must block out distractions that could prove divisive.

By Mike Jones  |  11:30 AM ET, 11/28/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Brian Orakpo, locker room, Week 13

Posted at 10:30 AM ET, 11/28/2013

Robert Griffin III declines to respond to Ahmad Brooks

San Francisco linebacker had said after Monday’s game that the Redskins quarterback shouldn’t be playing.

By Mark Maske  |  10:30 AM ET, 11/28/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Redskins vs. 49ers, Robert Griffin III, San Francisco 49ers, video, Week 13

Posted at 09:45 AM ET, 11/28/2013

Fantasy watch: Thankful for Jamaal Charles

Fantasy owners who drafted Jamaal Charles have plenty to be thankful for this season.

By Gene Wang  |  09:45 AM ET, 11/28/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  fantasy football, Kansas City Chiefs, Running backs, Week 13

Posted at 05:33 PM ET, 11/27/2013

DeAngelo Hall says Mike Shanahan, rest of coaching staff should be retained for next season

‘I think a big part of success is to have some stability,’ cornerback says.

By Mark Maske  |  05:33 PM ET, 11/27/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  DeAngelo Hall, Mike Shanahan, Week 13

Posted at 04:16 PM ET, 11/27/2013

Redskins injury report: Reed returns to practice, Paul sidelined

The Redskins got one tight end back in practice on Wednesday, but were without the services of another.

By Mike Jones  |  04:16 PM ET, 11/27/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Darrel Young, Injury report, Jordan Reed, jose gumbs, Niles Paul, Redskins vs. Giants, tight ends, Week 13

Posted at 03:22 PM ET, 11/27/2013

Robert Griffin III strongly defends father for Monday’s locker room visit

Quarterback says that ‘anybody out there that’s going after my dad needs to back up.’

By Mark Maske  |  03:22 PM ET, 11/27/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  locker room, Robert Griffin III, Week 13

Posted at 03:14 PM ET, 11/27/2013

Fred Davis denies missing meetings last week

Redskins tight end Fred Davis said that he didn’t miss any meetings last week, and said that he didn’t view his limited activity in Monday night’s game as a disciplinary move.

By Mike Jones  |  03:14 PM ET, 11/27/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Fred Davis, tight ends, Week 13

Posted at 01:20 PM ET, 11/27/2013

Redskins could be officially eliminated from playoff contention this weekend

They’d be out of the wild-card chase with a loss to the Giants. They’d be officially eliminated in the NFC East with a loss to the Giants and a win by either the Cowboys or Eagles.

By Mark Maske  |  01:20 PM ET, 11/27/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  NFC East, Playoffs, Week 13

Posted at 11:50 AM ET, 11/27/2013

Report: Baylor coaches showed all of Griffin’s plays during film review

Robert Griffin III’s college coach and a teammate joined the Redskins coach and quarterback in shooting down a report that said Griffin does want to watch negative plays in video review.

By Mike Jones  |  11:50 AM ET, 11/27/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  leadership, Robert Griffin III, Week 13

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

‘If you don’t win, everybody is accountable,’ Mike Shanahan says

Redskins coach acknowledges, as Pierre Garcon did Monday night, that jobs are at stake now.

By Mark Maske  |  09:00 AM ET, 11/27/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Mike Shanahan, Week 13

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 11/27/2013

‘You just have to be patient’ with development of Robert Griffin III as pocket passer, Mike Shanahan says

Late-season switch to Kirk Cousins won’t be considered, Shanahan says, adding that Griffin needs all the game experience he can get.

By Mark Maske  |  07:00 AM ET, 11/27/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Mike Shanahan, Robert Griffin III, Week 13

Posted at 05:00 PM ET, 11/26/2013

Shanahan declines to discuss Fred Davis discipline in detail

Fred Davis might or might not have missed meetings leading up to him being used for only 10 plays against the 49ers.

By Mike Jones  |  05:00 PM ET, 11/26/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Fred Davis, Mike Shanahan, Week 13

Posted at 04:24 PM ET, 11/26/2013

Robert Griffin Jr. visited son in locker room, fearing he was injured

Robert Griffin Jr. came into the Redskins locker room following the team’s loss to the San Francisco 49ers because he was concerned that his son had been injured.

By Mike Jones  |  04:24 PM ET, 11/26/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Robert Griffin III, Week 13

Posted at 03:58 PM ET, 11/26/2013

Stephen Bowen done for season, facing microfracture surgery

Washington Redskins defensive end Stephen Bowen will miss the remainder of the season with what is believed to be cartilage damage that will require microfracture surgery to repair, coach Mike Shanahan said.

By Mike Jones  |  03:58 PM ET, 11/26/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Chris Baker, cornerbacks, defensive line, Injuries, Roster, Roster moves, Stephen Bowen, Week 13, Wide Receivers

Posted at 03:22 PM ET, 11/26/2013

Inconsistent play the only consistent element this season for Redskins

As the Washington Redskins stumbled through another demoralizing defeat, the exhibited one of the few constants that has manifested itself this season, and that was an inability to play with any sense of consistency.

By Mike Jones  |  03:22 PM ET, 11/26/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Brian Orakpo, news conferences, Reed Doughty, Week 13

Posted at 02:55 PM ET, 11/26/2013

London Fletcher: ‘Nobody is happy with the way things have turned out’

Linebacker expresses disappointment but remains supportive of Coach Mike Shanahan and says players haven’t given up and are continuing to put forth effort.

By Mark Maske  |  02:55 PM ET, 11/26/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  leadership, London Fletcher, Mike Shanahan, Week 13

Posted at 01:59 PM ET, 11/26/2013

Redskins position-by-position review: The 49ers’ defense dominated

Mark Bullock looks at the different ways the San Francisco defense gave the offense problems, and how defensive players, like Brian Orakpo and Jarvis Jenkins, actually played pretty well.

By Mark Bullock  |  01:59 PM ET, 11/26/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Aldrick Robinson, barry cofield, Brian Orakpo, cornerbacks, DeAngelo Hall, defensive line, inside linebackers, Jarvis Jenkins, Josh Wilson, Linebackers, Offensive line, outside linebackers, Perry Riley, Quarterbacks, Redskins vs. 49ers, Robert Griffin III, Running backs, Safeties, Secondary, The Outsider, tight ends, Trent Williams, Tyler Polumbus, Week 13, Wide Receivers

Posted at 12:54 PM ET, 11/26/2013

Redskins mailbag: Is it time for Kirk Cousins?

Mike Jones answers questions from readers about Kirk Cousins, Keenan Robinson, clock management and, you guessed it, Kirk Cousins.

By Mike Jones  |  12:54 PM ET, 11/26/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  inside linebackers, Keenan Robinson, Kirk Cousins, Mailbag, Mike Shanahan, Redskins vs. 49ers, Robert Griffin III, Week 13

Posted at 11:35 AM ET, 11/26/2013

Griffin and Shanahan, in their own words (video); snap counts

Video of last night’s postgame press conferences.

By Keith McMillan  |  11:35 AM ET, 11/26/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Mike Shanahan, news conferences, Redskins vs. 49ers, Robert Griffin III, video, Week 12

Posted at 10:35 AM ET, 11/26/2013

Alfred Morris: Redskins didn’t have ‘the greatest of weeks’ in practice

‘We just didn’t show up,’ running back says of Monday night’s performance.

By Mark Maske  |  10:35 AM ET, 11/26/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Alfred Morris, Practice reports, Redskins vs. 49ers, Week 12, Week 13

Posted at 10:14 AM ET, 11/26/2013

Pierre Garcon: ‘Everybody’s job’s on the line’

‘We weren’t running the ball. We weren’t throwing the ball. We weren’t catching the ball. We weren’t making plays,’ wide receiver says of Monday night’s offensive performance.

By Mark Maske  |  10:14 AM ET, 11/26/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Pierre Garcon

Posted at 09:39 AM ET, 11/26/2013

Redskins-49ers: Five observations from Monday night’s loss

Another game, another embarrassment, and the Redskins at 3-8 took another step toward a disastrous end.

By Mike Jones  |  09:39 AM ET, 11/26/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Josh Wilson, Mike Shanahan, observations, Redskins vs. 49ers, Robert Griffin III, special teams, Trent Williams, Week 12

Posted at 07:59 AM ET, 11/26/2013

For Redskins, where to from here?

By Keith McMillan  |  07:59 AM ET, 11/26/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Opening kick, Redskins vs. 49ers, Week 12

Posted at 06:00 AM ET, 11/26/2013

Griffin, like Shanahan, calls latest allegations ‘false’

An NFL Network report claimed he had requested that his negative plays not be shown during film review sessions.

By Mike Jones  |  06:00 AM ET, 11/26/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  leadership, Mike Shanahan, Robert Griffin III, Week 13

Posted at 12:48 AM ET, 11/26/2013

Redskins vs. 49ers: Live

Join the discussion for tonight’s game between the Washington Redskins and San Francisco 49ers at FedEx Field.

By Gene Wang, Cindy Boren, Keith McMillan and Chelsea Janes  |  12:48 AM ET, 11/26/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Live coverage, Redskins vs. 49ers, Week 12

Posted at 09:31 PM ET, 11/25/2013

Redskins honor members of the Navajo Code Talkers Association

The group was recognized during the Redskins-49ers game as a joint celebration of the NFL’s Salute to Service month and Native American Heritage month.

By Mike Jones  |  09:31 PM ET, 11/25/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Redskins name, Redskins vs. 49ers, Week 12

Posted at 08:49 PM ET, 11/25/2013

49ers forced to punt

By Gene Wang  |  08:49 PM ET, 11/25/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Redskins

Posted at 07:20 PM ET, 11/25/2013

Redskins inactives: Bowen, Young sidelined by injuries vs. 49ers

The Washington Redskins will be without starting right defensive end Stephen Bowen and starting fullback Darrel Young as they host the San Francisco 49ers.

By Mike Jones  |  07:20 PM ET, 11/25/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  brandon jenkins, Darrel Young, inactives, Jordan Reed, jose gumbs, josh leribeus, Redskins vs. 49ers, Rex Grossman, Stephen Bowen, Week 12

Posted at 06:28 PM ET, 11/25/2013

Redskins unveil re-sodded playing surface versus 49ers

An improved playing surface greeted the Washington Redskins and San Francisco 49ers Monday night as the team opted earlier this month to re-sod FedEx Field.

By Mike Jones  |  06:28 PM ET, 11/25/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  FedEx Field, Redskins vs. 49ers, Robert Griffin III, Week 12

Posted at 06:03 PM ET, 11/25/2013

Diversity group says Trent Williams ‘directed racial epithets’ at Eagles player or players

New allegation comes in addition to Williams being accused of using a profanity and a racial slur during the Nov. 17 game at umpire Roy Ellison, which Williams has denied.

By Mark Maske  |  06:03 PM ET, 11/25/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  NFL referees, officials, Trent Williams, Week 12

Posted at 03:12 PM ET, 11/25/2013

Redskins distribute food to families at annual holiday event

Current and former players join owner Daniel Snyder at 11th annual Harvest Feast at FedEx Field.

By Hamil Harris  |  03:12 PM ET, 11/25/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:26 PM ET, 11/25/2013

Game Day Q&A: Jarvis Jenkins on improving his knowledge and technique

The 6-foot-4, 325-pound Clemson product talks about the importance of technique in the NFL and why it helps to be loose on game day.

By Mike Jones  |  12:26 PM ET, 11/25/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  defensive line, Game Day Q&A, Jarvis Jenkins, Redskins vs. 49ers, Week 12

Posted at 10:32 AM ET, 11/25/2013

Poll: How much chance do the Redskins have against the 49ers?

We ask for your honest opinion on how it plays out tonight, and whether it’s more important to see a win or progress?

By Keith McMillan  |  10:32 AM ET, 11/25/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Opening kick, poll, Redskins vs. 49ers, Week 12

Posted at 09:46 AM ET, 11/25/2013

Redskins vs. 49ers: Game day notes and fast facts

The Redskins and 49ers face off on Monday Night Football with each on a two-game losing streak.

By Mike Jones  |  09:46 AM ET, 11/25/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Game day notes, Redskins vs. 49ers, Week 12

Posted at 12:14 PM ET, 11/24/2013

Mike Shanahan defends Robert Griffin III against reports of film room requests

The coach says claims that RGIII requested the team not show his negative plays are ‘completely false.’

By Mike Jones  |  12:14 PM ET, 11/24/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Mike Shanahan, Robert Griffin III, Week 12

Posted at 11:00 AM ET, 11/24/2013

Re-sodded playing surface at FedEx Field goes on display for Redskins-49ers game Monday night

It’s the first home game since the field was re-sodded following the Redskins’ overtime win over the Chargers on Nov. 3.

By Mark Maske  |  11:00 AM ET, 11/24/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  FedEx Field, Redskins vs. 49ers, Week 12

Posted at 08:00 AM ET, 11/24/2013

Redskins enter Monday night game vs. 49ers after week of high drama

Amid controversy, Santana Moss says, “Everything is positive.“

By Mark Maske  |  08:00 AM ET, 11/24/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Redskins vs. 49ers

Posted at 04:59 PM ET, 11/23/2013

Jordan Reed ruled out for Redskins-49ers game on Monday night

A concussion suffered last week will sideline the tight end, whose absence creates an opportunity for Fred Davis.

By Mike Jones  |  04:59 PM ET, 11/23/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  inactives, Injuries, Jordan Reed, Redskins vs. 49ers, tight ends, Week 12

Posted at 08:30 AM ET, 11/23/2013

Nick Williams seeks improvement for Redskins in second outing

His introduction to the NFL out of the way, rookie punt returner Nick Williams aims to display improvement this week for the Washington Redskins.

By Mike Jones  |  08:30 AM ET, 11/23/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Nick Williams, Redskins vs. 49ers, special teams, Week 12

Posted at 07:40 PM ET, 11/22/2013

NFL Referees Association denounces league’s suspension of Roy Ellison

The group also intends to file an immediate grievance on behalf of umpire Roy Ellison.

By Mike Jones  |  07:40 PM ET, 11/22/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  NFL referees, officials, Trent Williams, Week 12

Posted at 06:31 PM ET, 11/22/2013

Head of diversity group says official’s suspension justified but Williams’s role must be further scrutinized

‘The thing I’m hoping is that the truth will come out that Trent did curse him and did use the N-word at him,’ says John Wooten of the Fritz Pollard Alliance.

By Mark Maske  |  06:31 PM ET, 11/22/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  NFL referees, officials, Trent Williams, Week 12

Posted at 04:41 PM ET, 11/22/2013

NFL suspends official for one game for verbal abuse of Trent Williams

Umpire Roy Ellison suspended without pay for “profane [and] derogatory” statement.

By Mark Maske and Mike Jones  |  04:41 PM ET, 11/22/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  NFL referees, officials, Trent Williams, Week 12

Posted at 03:02 PM ET, 11/22/2013

E.J. Biggers draws $21,000 fine for helmet-to-helmet hit

The NFL has fined Redskins cornerback E.J. Biggers $21,000 for a helmet-to-helmet hit in Sunday’s game against the Philadelphia Eagles.

By Mike Jones  |  03:02 PM ET, 11/22/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  cornerbacks, E.J. Biggers, fines, NFL safety, Week 12

Posted at 02:38 PM ET, 11/22/2013

Redskins injury report: Jordan Reed, Stephen Bowen again miss practice

Rookie tight end Jordan Reed missed a third straight day of practice with a concussion that he suffered in last Sunday’s game against the Philadelphia Eagles.

By Mike Jones  |  02:38 PM ET, 11/22/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Injury report

Posted at 11:00 AM ET, 11/22/2013

NFL unlikely to discipline Trent Williams for incident with official

League’s review continues and it’s unclear if disciplinary action against the official is under consideration.

By Mark Maske  |  11:00 AM ET, 11/22/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  NFL referees, officials, Trent Williams, Week 12

Posted at 10:01 AM ET, 11/22/2013

Redskins vs. 49ers: Five story lines to follow Monday night

Two young star quarterbacks are struggling in their second seasons, and more to watch for when San Francisco visits Washington.

By Mike Jones  |  10:01 AM ET, 11/22/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Five storylines, Redskins vs. 49ers

Posted at 08:39 AM ET, 11/22/2013

Fritz Pollard Alliance urges NFL players to stop using N-word

Diversity group calls on NFL players ‘to stop using the “N” word, especially after recent incidents in Washington and Miami.’

By Mark Maske  |  08:39 AM ET, 11/22/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Trent Williams

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 11/22/2013

Who would you want, Dez Bryant or Victor Cruz?

Dez Bryant and Victor Cruz are very different, yet nearly equally effective wide receivers. If you had to choose, which one would you want on your team?

By Desmond Bieler  |  07:00 AM ET, 11/22/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Broncos-Patriots, Cowboys-Giants, Dallas at New York, Dalls Cowboys, Dez Bryant, New York Giants, NFC East, NFL Week 12, Victor Cruz

Posted at 10:19 PM ET, 11/21/2013

Hankerson has ACL as well as LCL damage repaired in knee

Wide receiver faces a recovery period of 7-9 months. The ACL damage previously had not been disclosed.

By Mark Maske  |  10:19 PM ET, 11/21/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Leonard Hankerson

Posted at 06:09 PM ET, 11/21/2013

Kyle Shanahan has no problems with Griffin’s post-game comments or leadership

Washington Redskins offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan said he didn’t necessarily agree with quarterback Robert Griffin III’s assessment that the Philadelphia Eagles on Sunday “knew what was coming” in the passing attack. But Shanahan said he didn’t take the comments as a shot directed at him.

By Mike Jones  |  06:09 PM ET, 11/21/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Kyle Shanahan, leadership, Robert Griffin III, Week 12

Posted at 02:58 PM ET, 11/21/2013

Redskins had ‘a blown assignment’ on McCoy’s catch vs. Kerrigan, Haslett says

Defensive coordinator also says he was pleased with efforts against Adrian Peterson and LeSean McCoy but Frank Gore, who’s up next, is a different type of runner.

By Mark Maske  |  02:58 PM ET, 11/21/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Jim Haslett, London Fletcher, outside linebackers, Redskins vs. Eagles, Ryan Kerrigan, Week 11, Week 12

Posted at 02:09 PM ET, 11/21/2013

London Fletcher hasn’t decided if he will retire following the season

Veteran Redskins linebacker London Fletcher’s coaches still see him as the anchor of the defense.

By Mike Jones  |  02:09 PM ET, 11/21/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  inside linebackers, London Fletcher, Perry Riley, video, Week 12

Posted at 12:55 PM ET, 11/21/2013

Redskins promote WR Lance Lewis to 53-man roster

The Redskins have promoted wide receiver Lance Lewis from their practice squad to their 53-man roster.

By Mike Jones  |  12:55 PM ET, 11/21/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Injuries, Josh Morgan, Lance Lewis, Leonard Hankerson, practice squad, Roster, Week 12, Wide Receivers

Posted at 11:30 AM ET, 11/21/2013

Fantasy watch: Goodbye to sure-thing RBs

Sure-thing running backs are becoming obsolete in fantasy football.

By Gene Wang  |  11:30 AM ET, 11/21/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  fantasy football, Running backs, Week 12

Posted at 10:00 AM ET, 11/21/2013

Chris Cooley instructs Redskins: ‘If you want to be here, you better get along with Robert Griffin III”

Former teammate calls quarterback ‘a heck of a leader for a second-year player.’

By Mark Maske  |  10:00 AM ET, 11/21/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  leadership, Robert Griffin III, Week 12

Posted at 08:43 AM ET, 11/21/2013

Jacoby named semifinalist for Hall of Fame

Next cut to 15 finalists comes Jan. 8 as the former Redskins tackle tries to join Russ Grimm in representing the “Hogs” in Canton.

By Mark Maske  |  08:43 AM ET, 11/21/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Hall of Fame, Joe Jacoby

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 11/21/2013

What is the worst call ever made in a Redskins game?

With officials under scrutiny this week for calling penalties, for not calling penalties and for allegedly calling Trent Williams unprintable names, it seems like a good time for a referee question.

By Greg Schimmel  |  07:00 AM ET, 11/21/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  history, NFL referees, officials, Opening kick

Posted at 07:25 PM ET, 11/20/2013

Shanahan: Carriker still ‘a very long shot’ to return this season

Redskins coach Mike Shanahan said that it would take “a minor miracle” for rehabilitating defensive end Adam Carriker to make it back this season.

By Mike Jones  |  07:25 PM ET, 11/20/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Adam Carriker, defensive line, Injuries, Week 12

Posted at 05:23 PM ET, 11/20/2013

Robert Griffin III says he ‘wasn’t trying to take shots at anybody’

Quarterback also says he would take comments back if he could.

By Mark Maske  |  05:23 PM ET, 11/20/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Kyle Shanahan, leadership, Mike Shanahan, Robert Griffin III, Santana Moss, video, Week 12

Posted at 05:05 PM ET, 11/20/2013

Mike Shanahan speaks with league over Trent Williams-Roy Ellison incident

Redskins coach Mike Shanahan spoke to the NFL’s vice president of officiating about Trent Williams’s incident involving official Roy Ellison.

By Mike Jones  |  05:05 PM ET, 11/20/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Mike Shanahan, NFL referees, officials, Trent Williams, Week 12

Posted at 03:50 PM ET, 11/20/2013

Leonard Hankerson out for season; Morgan to start

Wide receiver needs surgery on LCL.

By Mike Jones  |  03:50 PM ET, 11/20/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  E.J. Biggers, Injuries, Jordan Reed, jose gumbs, Josh Morgan, Josh Wilson, Leonard Hankerson, Redskins vs. 49ers, Stephen Bowen, Week 12, Wide Receivers

Posted at 03:30 PM ET, 11/20/2013

Fred Davis, Josh Morgan expect to dress Monday

With teammates at their positions injured, demoted wide receiver Josh Morgan and tight end Fred Davis could find themselves back in the mix next Monday .

By Mike Jones  |  03:30 PM ET, 11/20/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Fred Davis, Josh Morgan, Redskins vs. 49ers, tight ends, Week 12, Wide Receivers

Posted at 03:10 PM ET, 11/20/2013

Garcon ‘couldn’t care less’ about Griffin’s statement on final play

Wide receiver Pierre Garcon said he didn’t take any offense to Robert Griffin III blaming his game-losing interception partially on the fact that none of his pass-catchers got open.

By Mike Jones  |  03:10 PM ET, 11/20/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  leadership, Pierre Garcon, Robert Griffin III, Week 12, Wide Receivers

Posted at 02:15 PM ET, 11/20/2013

Redskins’ locker room not divided, Kedric Golston says

‘That doesn’t mean your locker room is apart just because people have different opinions,’ defensive lineman says.

By Mark Maske  |  02:15 PM ET, 11/20/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  3-7, Kedric Golston, leadership, Mike Shanahan, Week 12

Posted at 01:27 PM ET, 11/20/2013

Santana Moss says he has no issues with Robert Griffin III

Veteran wide receiver spoke to quarterback a day after Moss’s radio comments.

By Mark Maske  |  01:27 PM ET, 11/20/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  leadership, Robert Griffin III, Santana Moss, Week 12

Posted at 01:00 PM ET, 11/20/2013

London Fletcher on RGIII: ‘Believe me. The kid is a leader’

Washington Redskins inside linebacker London Fletcher said that he has no questions at all about quarterback Robert Griffin III’s leadership qualities.

By Mike Jones  |  01:00 PM ET, 11/20/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  leadership, London Fletcher, Robert Griffin III, Santana Moss, Week 12

Posted at 09:24 AM ET, 11/20/2013

Santana Moss: RGIII should “Stand up and say ‘me’ or ‘I’ “

Wide receiver Santana Moss said that he took offense to quarterback Robert Griffin III’s comments about what transpired on the game-losing play against the Philadelphia Eagles on Sunday.

By Mike Jones  |  09:24 AM ET, 11/20/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  leadership, Redskins vs. Eagles, Robert Griffin III, Santana Moss, Week 12

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 11/20/2013

Robert Griffin III is struggling with his mechanics and missing opportunities

A look at why Robert Griffin III is struggling throwing the ball. Sometimes it’s hesitation when a receiver is coming open, sometimes it’s poor mechanics.

By Mark Bullock  |  07:00 AM ET, 11/20/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Mike Shanahan, Quarterbacks, Robert Griffin III, The Outsider, Week 12

Posted at 10:15 PM ET, 11/19/2013

Redskins keep Adam Carriker on PUP list, so he can practice [Updated]

Carriker can attempt to practice, and Washington has 21 days to decide to end his season or activate him.

By Mike Jones  |  10:15 PM ET, 11/19/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Adam Carriker, defensive line, Injuries, Week 12

Posted at 03:25 PM ET, 11/19/2013

Injury situation could leave Redskins relying on Fred Davis, Josh Morgan again

Tight end, wide receiver had been pushed aside in recent weeks but now Jordan Reed is being treated for a concussion and Leonard Hankerson is facing possible knee surgery.

By Mark Maske  |  03:25 PM ET, 11/19/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Fred Davis, Injuries, Jordan Reed, Josh Morgan, Leonard Hankerson, Mike Shanahan, Redskins vs. 49ers, tight ends, Week 12, Wide Receivers

Posted at 12:30 PM ET, 11/19/2013

Redskins mailbag: RGIII’s mechanics, play-calling and defensive needs

Readers ask Mike Jones about the quarterback’s throwing motion, his development and the line and play-calling that supports him, and more.

By Mike Jones  |  12:30 PM ET, 11/19/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Jim Haslett, Kyle Shanahan, Mailbag, Mike Shanahan, Offensive line, offensive philosophy, Redskins vs. Eagles, Robert Griffin III, Salary cap, Week 12

Posted at 09:37 AM ET, 11/19/2013

Shanahan: Eagles didn’t know Redskins’ plays, but aimed to challenge Griffin’s passing

Coach dismisses the notion that the Eagles knew what plays were coming.

By Mike Jones  |  09:37 AM ET, 11/19/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Mike Shanahan, Redskins vs. Eagles, Robert Griffin III, Week 11

Posted at 05:45 PM ET, 11/18/2013

Shanahan never considered benching Griffin

“You’ve got to make a decision that gives you the best chance to win,” the coach said, “and that’s the reason why Robert was in there.”

By Kent Babb  |  05:45 PM ET, 11/18/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Mike Shanahan, Quarterbacks, Redskins vs. Eagles, Robert Griffin III, Week 11

Posted at 05:17 PM ET, 11/18/2013

Josh Morgan’s comments ‘had nothing to do’ with de-activation, Shanahan says

Redskins coach says he remains confident in Morgan, who could return to the lineup now that Leonard Hankerson is hurt.

By Mark Maske  |  05:17 PM ET, 11/18/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  inactives, Josh Morgan, Mike Shanahan, Week 11, Wide Receivers

Posted at 04:24 PM ET, 11/18/2013

Hankerson hurts knee ligament, could be out for the season

It won’t be known for a couple days whether wide receiver needs surgery

By Kent Babb  |  04:24 PM ET, 11/18/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  E.J. Biggers, Injuries, Leonard Hankerson, Stephen Bowen, Week 12

Posted at 02:04 PM ET, 11/18/2013

Redskins players vow to remain united

At 3-7, Redskins players insist that the locker room will not splinter.

By Mike Jones  |  02:04 PM ET, 11/18/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Brandon Meriweather, DeAngelo Hall, London Fletcher, Niles Paul, Redskins vs. Eagles, Robert Griffin III, Week 11

Posted at 12:55 PM ET, 11/18/2013

Position-by-position review: Was it Robert Griffin III’s worst game?

Mark Bullock takes a closer look at Robert Griffin III, Brian Orakpo, David Amerson and the offensive line.

By Mark Bullock  |  12:55 PM ET, 11/18/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Alfred Morris, Brandon Meriweather, Brian Orakpo, cornerbacks, David Amerson, defensive line, inside linebackers, Offensive line, outside linebackers, Quarterbacks, Redskins vs. Eagles, Reed Doughty, Robert Griffin III, Running backs, Safeties, The Outsider, tight ends, Week 11, Wide Receivers

Posted at 11:15 AM ET, 11/18/2013

Redskins vs. Giants stays in Sunday night slot [updated]

Decision, due by Tuesday, now expected later Monday. Cardinals-Eagles game could be given the Sunday night time slot Dec. 1 if Redskins-Giants is flexed to the afternoon.

By Mark Maske  |  11:15 AM ET, 11/18/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  2013 Schedule, NFL flexible scheduling, Redskins vs. Giants, Week 13

Posted at 10:59 AM ET, 11/18/2013

NFL reviewing Trent Williams’s allegation that he was verbally abused by official [updated]

No timetable given for completion of league’s review.

By Mark Maske  |  10:59 AM ET, 11/18/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Kory Lichtensteiger, Mike Shanahan, NFL referees, officials, Redskins vs. Eagles, Robert Griffin III, Trent Williams, Week 11

Posted at 10:20 AM ET, 11/18/2013

Redskins vs. Eagles: Five observations from Sunday’s loss

Here we are again, sifting through the wreckage following another Redskins loss.

By Mike Jones  |  10:20 AM ET, 11/18/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  observations, Redskins vs. Eagles, Week 11

Posted at 07:30 AM ET, 11/18/2013

Pierre Garcon not happy after defeat

Wide receiver initially refuses to speak to reporters, citing an injury, then talks for a little over a minute in a hallway outside the locker room.

By Mark Maske  |  07:30 AM ET, 11/18/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Pierre Garcon, Redskins vs. Eagles, Week 11

Posted at 06:30 AM ET, 11/18/2013

Mike Shanahan says Redskins remain headed in right direction under him

Coach cites salary cap penalty as hindering progress.

By Mark Maske  |  06:30 AM ET, 11/18/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Daniel Snyder, Mike Shanahan, Salary cap, Week 12

Posted at 07:53 PM ET, 11/17/2013

Redskins players: Eagles ‘knew what was coming’ on offense and defense

The Redskins struggled to get their passing attack going for much of the game, and players said that part of the problem was that the Eagles seemed to know what plays they were going to run.

By Mike Jones  |  07:53 PM ET, 11/17/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Redskins vs. Eagles

Posted at 07:23 PM ET, 11/17/2013

Morgan told not to speak following Sunday’s benching

Wide receiver Josh Morgan declined to comment on his inactivity during Sunday’s game against the Eagles.

By Mike Jones  |  07:23 PM ET, 11/17/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Josh Morgan

Posted at 07:07 PM ET, 11/17/2013

Biggers, Bowen, Hankerson all to have MRIs on injured knees

E.J. Biggers, Stephen Bowen and Leonard Hankerson all left Sunday’s game with knee injuries.

By Mike Jones  |  07:07 PM ET, 11/17/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  injury updates

Posted at 05:58 PM ET, 11/17/2013

Trent Williams says official verbally abused him

Trent Williams says an NFL official verbally attacked him, and other players back his story.

By Kent Babb and Mark Maske  |  05:58 PM ET, 11/17/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Kory Lichtensteiger, NFL referees, officials, Redskins vs. Eagles, Robert Griffin III, Trent Williams, Week 11

Posted at 12:37 PM ET, 11/17/2013

What the Helu ?

By Chelsea Janes  |  12:37 PM ET, 11/17/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Roy Helu Jr.

Posted at 11:59 AM ET, 11/17/2013

Redskins vs. Eagles: Game Day notes and fast facts

The team will attempt to avenge a 33-27 Week 1 loss to the Eagles and pick up their first NFC East victory of the season.

By Mike Jones  |  11:59 AM ET, 11/17/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Game day notes, London Fletcher, Pierre Garcon, Redskins vs. Eagles, Santana Moss, Week 11

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

Josh Morgan inactive for Redskins vs. Eagles

Wide receiver Josh Morgan will be inactive for today’s game against the Philadelphia Eagles. The move marks a further descent for the sixth-year veteran, who last season signed with his hometown Redskins as a free agent.

By Mike Jones  |  11:43 AM ET, 11/17/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  brandon jenkins, Chris Neild, Fred Davis, inactives, jose gumbs, josh leribeus, Josh Morgan, Redskins vs. Eagles, Rex Grossman, Week 11

Posted at 11:35 AM ET, 11/17/2013

Nick Foles recalls struggling in first NFL start against Redskins last season

The then-rookie quarterback had a day to forget as the Redskins started their seven-game winning streak to close the 2012 regular season.

By Mark Maske  |  11:35 AM ET, 11/17/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Redskins vs. Eagles, Week 11

Posted at 11:00 AM ET, 11/17/2013

Redskins at Eagles: Live

Join the discussion for this afternoon’s game between the Washington Redskins and Philadelphia Eagles at Lincoln Financial Field.

By Gene Wang, Cindy Boren, Keith McMillan and Chelsea Janes  |  11:00 AM ET, 11/17/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Live coverage, Redskins, Redskins vs. Eagles, Week 11

Posted at 09:00 AM ET, 11/17/2013

Game Day Q&A: Niles Paul on reclaiming his job as return man, his style and more

In today’s Game Day Q&A, Paul discusses his role as a kick returner, his college experience in this department, his style and key to success.

By Mike Jones  |  09:00 AM ET, 11/17/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Game Day Q&A, Niles Paul, Redskins vs. Eagles, Week 11

Posted at 07:30 AM ET, 11/17/2013

Barry Cofield says he’ll be ‘shocked’ if Redskins don’t play better on defense against Eagles second time around

‘We were kind of the sacrificial lambs for the league for those first 30 minutes in that game,’ nose tackle says of season opener against Chip Kelly’s offense.

By Mark Maske  |  07:30 AM ET, 11/17/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  barry cofield, Defense, Redskins vs. Eagles, Week 11

Posted at 05:00 PM ET, 11/16/2013

Redskins try to add to Eagles’ home-field woes

Philadelphia has lost 10 straight home games dating to last season.

By Mark Maske  |  05:00 PM ET, 11/16/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Redskins vs. Eagles, Week 11

Posted at 01:44 PM ET, 11/16/2013

Redskins’ Alfred Morris doing more with less in second season

Used less than last year, Morris appears to have resumed his role as Washington’s workhorse running back.

By Mike Jones  |  01:44 PM ET, 11/16/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Alfred Morris, Redskins vs. Eagles, Week 11

Posted at 01:23 PM ET, 11/16/2013

Kyle Shanahan: ‘I want Robert to be Robert. I don’t want him to be Peyton Manning’

Redskins offensive coordinator says Griffin can be a “great” pocket passer, but traditional drop-back passers like Manning and Tom Brady can’t do all the things that Griffin does.

By Mark Maske  |  01:23 PM ET, 11/16/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Robert Griffin III

Posted at 04:01 PM ET, 11/15/2013

Reed Doughty elected special teams captain

Offensive and defensive captains remain in place from the start of the season.

By Mark Maske  |  04:01 PM ET, 11/15/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Reed Doughty, special teams, Week 11

Posted at 03:20 PM ET, 11/15/2013

Shanahan says Nick Williams had ‘good week’ of practices, stops short of naming him Sunday’s punt returner

Undrafted rookie wide receiver could take over for Josh Morgan on punt-return duties.

By Mark Maske  |  03:20 PM ET, 11/15/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Redsklns special teams

Posted at 02:11 PM ET, 11/15/2013

DeAngelo Hall expects to play Sunday against Eagles

Soreness in his left foot not a concern for cornerback.

By Mark Maske  |  02:11 PM ET, 11/15/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:26 AM ET, 11/15/2013

Redskins vs. Eagles: Five story lines to follow Sunday

Facing the Eagles on Sunday, Washington will try to pick up its fourth win of the season.

By Mike Jones  |  11:26 AM ET, 11/15/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Five storylines, Redskins vs. Eagles

Posted at 10:00 AM ET, 11/15/2013

Kyle Shanahan hopes for better start on offense against Eagles this time

‘I’m just looking forward to hopefully being in a normal game with them,’ offensive coordinator says.

By Mark Maske  |  10:00 AM ET, 11/15/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Alfred Morris, Kyle Shanahan, Redskins vs. Eagles, Robert Griffin III, Week 11

Posted at 08:30 AM ET, 11/15/2013

Redskins try to jump-start return game

They’re ranked 30th in the NFL in punt return average and 31st in kickoff return average.

By Mark Maske  |  08:30 AM ET, 11/15/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Niles Paul, Redskins vs. Eagles, Reed Doughty, special teams, Week 11

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 11/15/2013

Should the Redskins be more like the Chiefs?

The Chiefs are winning with a conservative offense. Is it an approach that could work for Washington?

By Desmond Bieler  |  07:00 AM ET, 11/15/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Alfred Morris, Kansas City Chiefs, Opening kick, poll, Redskins vs. Eagles, Roy Helu Jr., Running backs, Week 11

Posted at 04:45 PM ET, 11/14/2013

Josh Morgan: ‘I know I didn’t do anything to lose my job’

Kyle Shanahan says Leonard Hankerson earned his increased role with his practice-field play.

By Mark Maske  |  04:45 PM ET, 11/14/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Josh Morgan, Week 11, wide recievers

Posted at 04:15 PM ET, 11/14/2013

DeAngelo Hall limited in Thursday’s practice

Redskins cornerback DeAngelo Hall had soreness in his left foot, according to Coach Mike Shanahan.

By Mark Maske  |  04:15 PM ET, 11/14/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  DeAngelo Hall, Injuries, Redskins vs. Eagles, Stephen Bowen, video, Week 11

Posted at 02:48 PM ET, 11/14/2013

RGIII: Dealing with pressure hard here, but ‘I’ve got tough skin’

Robert Griffin III believes he can handle the pressure that goes with being Redskins quarterback.

By Mike Jones  |  02:48 PM ET, 11/14/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Redskins vs. Eagles, Robert Griffin III, Week 11

Posted at 02:00 PM ET, 11/14/2013

Haslett believes Redskins have another 7-0 run in them

Defensive coordinator Jim Haslett has confidence that Washington can pull off another 7-0 run, if it can put complete games together.

By Mike Jones  |  02:00 PM ET, 11/14/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Jim Haslett, poll, Redskins vs. Eagles, video, Week 11

Posted at 01:16 PM ET, 11/14/2013

Jim Haslett: ‘There’s a lot to learn’ from Redskins’ Week 1 loss to Eagles

The rematch comes Sunday in Philadelphia after the Eagles won on opening night at FedEx Field.

By Mark Maske  |  01:16 PM ET, 11/14/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Brandon Meriweather, Defense, Jim Haslett, NFC East, Redskins vs. Eagles, video, Week 1, Week 11

Posted at 11:01 AM ET, 11/14/2013

How Nick Foles and Michael Vick attack defenses differently

The Eagles quarterback the Redskins faced in Week 1 tested Washington’s safeties physically. The player they’ll see in Week 11 will test them mentally.

By Mark Bullock  |  11:01 AM ET, 11/14/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  NFC East, Philadelphia Eagles, Redskins vs. Eagles, The Outsider, Week 11

Posted at 10:21 AM ET, 11/14/2013

Fantasy watch: Trent Richardson’s last stand

Trent Richardson owners are at wit’s end, but No. 3 overall pick has favorable matchup tonight.

By Gene Wang  |  10:21 AM ET, 11/14/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  fantasy football, Indianapolis Colts, Week 11

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 11/14/2013

Is Eagles’ Nick Foles a better matchup for Redskins than Michael Vick?

Which Eagles quarterback is a better matchup for the Redskins?

By Greg Schimmel  |  07:00 AM ET, 11/14/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  NFC East, Philadelphia Eagles, Redskins vs. Eagles, Week 11

Posted at 05:29 PM ET, 11/13/2013

Shanahan says he hasn’t thought about contract extension

Mike Shanahan says he doesn’t think about his contract situation, and wouldn’t do it during a season anyway.

By Mike Jones  |  05:29 PM ET, 11/13/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  contracts, Mike Shanahan, video, Week 11

Posted at 05:07 PM ET, 11/13/2013

Maurice Hurt practices, Carriker ‘still can’t go’

Offensive lineman Maurice Hurt took part in his first practice after coming off the Physically Unable to Perform list.

By Mike Jones  |  05:07 PM ET, 11/13/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Adam Carriker, defensive line, Injuries, Offensive line, Week 11

Posted at 04:55 PM ET, 11/13/2013

Robert Griffin III says he needs to take fewer hits

The Redskins’ second-year quarterback acknowledges that he needs to get hit less often.

By Kent Babb  |  04:55 PM ET, 11/13/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Redskins vs. Eagles, Robert Griffin III, Week 11

Posted at 02:08 PM ET, 11/13/2013

Nick Williams eager to prove himself following promotion

After 10 weeks of living out of a portable metal locker in the center of the Redskins’ locker room, rookie wide receiver Nick Williams is ready to be a contributor.

By Mike Jones  |  02:08 PM ET, 11/13/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Nick Williams, practice squad, Roster, special teams, Week 11

Posted at 01:05 PM ET, 11/13/2013

Fred Davis not surprised by losing out on $500,000 bonus

Demoted tight end Fred Davis said that he was not surprised that he missed out on a $500,000 roster bonus for being active fewer than 12 games.

By Mike Jones  |  01:05 PM ET, 11/13/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  contracts, Fred Davis, tight ends, Week 11

Posted at 12:10 PM ET, 11/13/2013

Chip Kelly, Eagles prepare for improved RGIII

When the Robert Griffin III made his comeback from the reconstruction of his right knee, the Philadelphia Eagles represented the first live action that he faced since last January’s season-ending loss to the Seattle Seahawks.

By Mike Jones  |  12:10 PM ET, 11/13/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Redskins vs. Eagles, Robert Griffin III, Week 11

Posted at 11:22 AM ET, 11/13/2013

Redskins’ historically bad special teams likely to improve?

The Redskins special teams are one of the worst since 1989. Is there hope for them to improve?

By Keith McMillan  |  11:22 AM ET, 11/13/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  history, special teams, Week 11

Posted at 08:36 AM ET, 11/13/2013

Quick-passing attack remains problematic for Redskins defense

Throughout the season, the Redskins defense has struggled to stop the quick-hitter passing attack.

By Mike Jones  |  08:36 AM ET, 11/13/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Redskins vs. Eagles

Posted at 03:15 PM ET, 11/12/2013

Running back Davin Meggett added to practice squad

The undrafted player from Maryland has been on three practice squads prior to this.

By Mike Jones  |  03:15 PM ET, 11/12/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  practice squad, Running backs, Week 11

Posted at 02:41 PM ET, 11/12/2013

Nick Williams will be promoted to Redskins 53-man roster from practice squad

The undrafted rookie wide receiver is expected to complete mostly for playing time on special teams.

By Mike Jones  |  02:41 PM ET, 11/12/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  53-man roster, Nick Williams, Roster, special teams

Posted at 02:15 PM ET, 11/12/2013

Rematch with Eagles gives Redskins first look of the season at Nick Foles

Quarterback is thriving in Chip Kelly’s offensive system, with 16 touchdown passes and zero interceptions this season.

By Mark Maske  |  02:15 PM ET, 11/12/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  DeAngelo Hall, Kedric Golston, Redskins vs. Eagles, Reed Doughty, Ryan Kerrigan, Week 11

Posted at 01:46 PM ET, 11/12/2013

Redskins-Giants game Dec. 1 remains on Sunday night, at least for now

Game not flexed to Sunday afternoon at this point but final decision still pending. The deadline is next Tuesday.

By Mark Maske  |  01:46 PM ET, 11/12/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  2013 Schedule, NFC East, Redskins vs. Giants

Posted at 12:30 PM ET, 11/12/2013

Redskins mailbag: Mike Shanahan’s future and more

Mike Jones tackles questions on Mike Shanahan’s future, the salary cap, silly penalties, Nick Williams’s role, Adam Carriker’s recovery, London Fletcher’s demise, Kyle Shanahan’s fit for University of Texas and more.

By Mike Jones  |  12:30 PM ET, 11/12/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Adam Carriker, Daniel Snyder, Josh Morgan, London Fletcher, Mailbag, Mike Shanahan, Nick Williams, Salary cap, special teams, tight ends, Week 11

Posted at 05:05 AM ET, 11/12/2013

Why the fourth-down pass to Santana Moss against the Vikings was a good call

A corner route -- not a fade -- to Santana Moss against this particular goal-line coverage was solid, even though it didn’t work late against the Vikings.

By Mark Bullock  |  05:05 AM ET, 11/12/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Defense, offensive philosophy, Redskins vs. Vikings, Santana Moss, The Outsider, Week 10

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

Hall: NFC East struggles a surprise, but don’t matter if Redskins don’t improve

The division has no teams with winning records, but the opponents’ struggles don’t mean much if Washington can’t take advantage, DeAngelo Hall says.

By Mike Jones  |  02:02 PM ET, 11/11/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Dallas Cowboys, DeAngelo Hall, New York Giants, NFC East, Philadelphia Eagles, Week 11

Posted at 12:53 PM ET, 11/11/2013

Reed Doughty takes blame for botched fake punt

‘I shouldn’t have called it,’ safety says.

By Mark Maske  |  12:53 PM ET, 11/11/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Brian Orakpo, Niles Paul, Redskins vs. Vikings, Reed Doughty, Sav Rocca, special teams, video, Week 10

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

Hankerson encouraged by recent play

Redskins wide receiver is coming off of two of the most productive performances of his career.

By Mike Jones  |  11:45 AM ET, 11/11/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Leonard Hankerson, Week 11, Wide Receivers

Posted at 07:51 AM ET, 11/11/2013

As Redskins get back to work, RGIII says players still believe

Their long weekend complete, the Redskins begin preparation for next Sunday’s game at Philadelphia.

By Mike Jones  |  07:51 AM ET, 11/11/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Redskins vs. Eagles, Robert Griffin III

Posted at 12:32 PM ET, 11/09/2013

Mike Shanahan ‘very satisfied’ with Niles Paul as Redskins’ kick returner

The team on Thursday went back to Niles Paul as primary kick returner, and the third-year pro turned in a solid day.

By Mike Jones  |  12:32 PM ET, 11/09/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Niles Paul, special teams

Posted at 06:04 PM ET, 11/08/2013

Chris Thompson headed for IR with shoulder surgery

Rookie running back Chris Thompson will be placed on the season-ending injured reserve list and will have surgery to correct a torn labrum in his left shoulder, coach Mike Shanahan said.

By Mike Jones  |  06:04 PM ET, 11/08/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Chris Thompson

Posted at 04:14 PM ET, 11/08/2013

London Fletcher fined for horse-collar tackle against Chargers

Linebacker is assessed a $15,750 fine by the NFL for his tackle of San Diego running back Danny Woodhead in the fourth quarter of the Redskins’ overtime win.

By Mark Maske  |  04:14 PM ET, 11/08/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  London Fletcher

Posted at 10:59 AM ET, 11/08/2013

Five observations from the Redskins’ loss to the Vikings

By Mike Jones  |  10:59 AM ET, 11/08/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Five observations

Posted at 10:19 AM ET, 11/08/2013

Redskins position-by-position review: How it started well and went wrong vs. the Vikings

A detailed look at what went well on Thursday night, and where Washington gave up the plays to Minnesota that cost them the game.

By Mark Bullock  |  10:19 AM ET, 11/08/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  cornerbacks, defensive line, inside linenbackers, Offensive line, outside linebackers, Quarterbacks, Redskins vs. Vikings, Running backs, Safeties, The Outsider, tight ends, Week 10, Wide Receivers

Posted at 06:31 AM ET, 11/08/2013

Redskins get signals crossed on fake punt

Sav Rocca says he saw a signal for a fake, causing Redskins’ latest special teams misadventure.

By Mark Maske and Mike Jones  |  06:31 AM ET, 11/08/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Niles Paul, Redskins vs. Vikings, Sav Rocca, special teams, Week 10

Posted at 01:23 AM ET, 11/08/2013

Personal fouls set up Vikings for scoring drives

The Redskins commit three costly personal fouls to set up the Vikings in more favorable field position on several scoring drives.

By Mike Jones  |  01:23 AM ET, 11/08/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Chris Baker, Darrel Young, penalties, Perry Riley, Redskins vs. Vikings, Week 10

Posted at 08:47 PM ET, 11/07/2013

Hundreds gather outside Mall of America Field to protest Redskins’ name

Gathering in Minneapolis is larger than similar protests this season in Green Bay and Denver.

By Mark Maske  |  08:47 PM ET, 11/07/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Redskins name, Redskins vs. Vikings, Week 10

Posted at 07:18 PM ET, 11/07/2013

Fred Davis inactive a fifth game this season

Washington Redskins tight end Fred Davis once again is on the team’s inactive list, marking the fifth time this season that the former starter will not play.

By Mike Jones  |  07:18 PM ET, 11/07/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  brandon jenkins, Chris Neild, Chris Thompson, Fred Davis, inactives, jose gumbs, josh leribeus, Redskins vs. Vikings, Rex Grossman, Week 10

Posted at 06:27 PM ET, 11/07/2013

Redskins at Vikings: Live

Join the discussion for tonight’s game between the Washington Redskins and Minnesota Vikings.

By Gene Wang, Cindy Boren and Keith McMillan  |  06:27 PM ET, 11/07/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Redskins vs. Vikings, Week 10

Posted at 06:08 PM ET, 11/07/2013

Redskins vs. Vikings: Game day notes and fast facts

The Washington Redskins aim to improve to 4-5 with a win over the Minnesota Vikings at 8:25 p.m. at Mall of America Field at Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome.

By Mike Jones  |  06:08 PM ET, 11/07/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Game day notes, Redskins vs. Vikings, Week 10

Posted at 05:35 PM ET, 11/07/2013

London Fletcher ranks Adrian Peterson alongside Marshall Faulk, LaDainian Tomlinson

Redskins linebacker says it’s ‘flip a coin’ between those three as the best running back he’s seen during his long NFL career.

By Mark Maske  |  05:35 PM ET, 11/07/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  London Fletcher, Redskins vs. Vikings, Week 10

Posted at 04:57 PM ET, 11/07/2013

Brian Orakpo not worried about modest number of sacks

Outside linebacker has managed only three sacks in first half of Redskins’ season.

By Mark Maske  |  04:57 PM ET, 11/07/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Brian Orakpo, Redskins vs. Vikings, Week 10

Posted at 12:13 PM ET, 11/07/2013

Kyle Shanahan hopes for a fast start to overcome crowd noise

As they take on the Washington Redskins inside the Metrodome, the Minnesota Vikings will try to use crowd noise to their advantage. A fast start on offense could serve as the best way to handle that obstacle, offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan believes.

By Mike Jones  |  12:13 PM ET, 11/07/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Kyle Shanahan, Redskins offense

Posted at 04:00 PM ET, 11/06/2013

Redskins wrap up preparations with a light practice

Jim Haslett says Mike Shanahan did a good job of allowing players to recover from Sunday’s game in preparation for playing again Thursday night.

By Mark Maske  |  04:00 PM ET, 11/06/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Redskins vs. Vikings, Week 10

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

London Fletcher listed as probable on injury report

Linebacker had his knee drained, Coach Mike Shanahan said Monday, when he called Fletcher fine.

By Mark Maske  |  03:11 PM ET, 11/06/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Injuries, London Fletcher, Redskins vs. Vikings, Week 10

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

Jim Haslett says Richie Incognito was ‘a good guy, for the most part’ in St. Louis

Redskins defensive coordinator was the interim head coach of the Rams in 2008 when the controversial guard played for that team.

By Mark Maske  |  02:06 PM ET, 11/06/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Jim Haslett, Miami Dolphins, st. louis rams

Posted at 01:23 PM ET, 11/06/2013

Redskins continue to believe goal-line stand could turn around season

‘All of a sudden now everybody is riding with the Redskins again,’ linebacker Brian Orakpo says.

By Mark Maske  |  01:23 PM ET, 11/06/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Brian Orakpo, Redskins vs. Chargers, Redskins vs. Vikings, Week 10

Posted at 12:33 PM ET, 11/06/2013

Fantasy watch: The Nick Foles conundrum

Nick Foles presents a fantasy football conundrum to owner in all formats.

By Gene Wang  |  12:33 PM ET, 11/06/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Denver Broncos, fantasy football, Philadelphia Eagles, Week 10

Posted at 11:33 AM ET, 11/06/2013

The Redskins used run-heavy looks to keep Chargers off balance

Mark Bullock examines how the Redskins used three tight-end sets to run the ball, then threw the Chargers off by shifting to empty backfield from the same personnel group.

By Mark Bullock  |  11:33 AM ET, 11/06/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Jordan Reed, Kyle Shanahan, Offensive line, offensive philosophy, Redskins vs. Chargers, Roy Helu Jr., The Outsider, tight ends, Week 10

Posted at 10:47 AM ET, 11/06/2013

Redskins vs. Vikings: Five story lines to follow Thursday night

FIVE STORY LINES | The Redskins didn’t have much time to prep for Thursday night’s game vs. Vikings.

By Mike Jones  |  10:47 AM ET, 11/06/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Alfred Morris, Josh Morgan, Kai Forbath, London Fletcher, Perry Riley, Redskins vs. Vikings, Robert Griffin III, story lines, Week 10

Posted at 10:02 AM ET, 11/06/2013

DeAngelo Hall: Familiarity with Ponder, Vikings’ QB instability could help Redskins

The Redskins say of the three quarterbacks the Vikings have started this season, it’s best to be facing Christian Ponder because there’s the most game video on him.

By Mike Jones  |  10:02 AM ET, 11/06/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  DeAngelo Hall, Minnesota Vikings, Redskins vs. Vikings, video, Week 10

Posted at 07:02 AM ET, 11/06/2013

Kai Forbath moves on from Sunday’s blocked kicks

Redskins kicker says it’s not ‘something that I’m worried about that’s gonna continue to happen.’

By Mark Maske  |  07:02 AM ET, 11/06/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Kai Forbath, Redskins vs. Vikings, special teams

Posted at 05:13 PM ET, 11/05/2013

Griffin looking to post consecutive good games for first time this season

Coming off his best game of the season, Robert Griffin III will try to carry that success over into Thursday’s game.

By Mike Jones  |  05:13 PM ET, 11/05/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Redskins vs. Vikings, Robert Griffin III, Week 10

Posted at 04:02 PM ET, 11/05/2013

Brandon Meriweather: ‘I aimed a little lower’ against Chargers

Coming off a suspension for illegal hits, Brandon Meriweather says he he “aimed a little lower” in his tackling.

By Mark Maske  |  04:02 PM ET, 11/05/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Brandon Meriweather, Concussions, NFL safety, Redskins vs. Chargers, san diego chargers, Week 9

Posted at 03:23 PM ET, 11/05/2013

London Fletcher: Dolphins’ veteran players failed to properly police their locker room

‘I’m real disappointed in the leadership in the locker room down there in Miami,’ veteran Redskins linebacker says.

By Mark Maske  |  03:23 PM ET, 11/05/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  London Fletcher, Miami Dolphins, video

Posted at 01:39 PM ET, 11/05/2013

Leslie Frazier sees Griffin ‘looking more and more like the Robert from a season ago’

Vikings coach says Adrian Peterson ‘really hit his stride’ in November last season in his return from knee injury.

By Mark Maske  |  01:39 PM ET, 11/05/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Redskins vs. Vikings, Robert Griffin III, Week 10

Posted at 12:54 PM ET, 11/05/2013

Leonard Hankerson draws praise for Sunday’s improved effort

Wide receiver turned in one of the better performances of his career in the Redskins’ win over the Chargers.

By Mike Jones  |  12:54 PM ET, 11/05/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Leonard Hankerson, Redskins vs. Chargers, Week 9, Wide Receivers

Posted at 11:47 AM ET, 11/05/2013

Redskins mailbag: Offensive line depth, Rex Grossman and the name

It’s a quick turnaround for the Washington Redskins, who today jam in a practice, have a walk-through on Wednesday and then fly to Minnesota where they’ll face the 1-7 Vikings at 8:25 p.m. Thursday.

By Mike Jones  |  11:47 AM ET, 11/05/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  brandon jenkins, josh leribeus, Mailbag, Offensive line, Quarterbacks, Rex Grossman, Tanard Jackson

Posted at 07:02 AM ET, 11/05/2013

Shanahan says he has ‘never experienced’ a locker-room issue like Miami’s

Redskins coach says sometimes a coach must ‘watch over’ certain players.

By Mark Maske  |  07:02 AM ET, 11/05/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Miami Dolphins, Mike Shanahan, Week 10

Posted at 07:41 PM ET, 11/04/2013

London Fletcher has knee drained but called ‘fine’ by Mike Shanahan

Redskins coach also says a hamstring injury suffered by wide receiver Leonard Hankerson is no big deal.

By Mark Maske  |  07:41 PM ET, 11/04/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Injuries, Leonard Hankerson, London Fletcher, Redskins injuries

Posted at 05:47 PM ET, 11/04/2013

Santana Moss takes no solace in Sean Taylor verdict

Wide receiver says he hasn’t been following the trial, but thinks justice will be served.

By Mark Maske  |  05:47 PM ET, 11/04/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  history, Santana Moss, sean taylor

Posted at 03:04 PM ET, 11/04/2013

Little time for Redskins to enjoy win over Chargers

It’s back to work Monday with a Thursday night game at Minnesota looming.

By Mark Maske  |  03:04 PM ET, 11/04/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Redskins vs. Vikings, Week 10

Posted at 02:38 PM ET, 11/04/2013

Doug Williams not ruling out future front office job with Redskins

Former quarterback spoke to the team two years ago about reuniting with General Manager Bruce Allen, for whom Williams once worked in Tampa.

By Mark Maske  |  02:38 PM ET, 11/04/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Front office, history, Week 10

Posted at 01:41 PM ET, 11/04/2013

Darrell Green: Redskins need to re-sign DeAngelo Hall

Hall of Fame cornerback Darrell Green sang Redskins cornerback DeAngelo Hall’s praises and believes that Hall is just now tapping into his full potential.

By Mike Jones  |  01:41 PM ET, 11/04/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  cornerbacks, Darrell Green, DeAngelo Hall, Redskins vs. Chargers, Week 9

Posted at 12:30 PM ET, 11/04/2013

Pierre Garcon records career day in win over Chargers

Pierre Garcon, one week after he voiced his frustrations with the offense, had a big day and drew praise for it.

By Mike Jones  |  12:30 PM ET, 11/04/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Pierre Garcon, Redskins vs. Chargers, Week 9, Wide Receivers

Posted at 11:32 AM ET, 11/04/2013

Redskins’ position-by-position review: How the option opens up other plays

A look at how the option opened up big plays for the Redskins, and how each position group performed against the Chargers.

By Mark Bullock  |  11:32 AM ET, 11/04/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  cornerbacks, defensive line, inside linebackers, Offensive line, outside linebackers, Quarterbacks, Redskins vs. Chargers, Running backs, Safeties, special teams, The Outsider, tight ends, Week 9, Wide Receivers

Posted at 08:19 AM ET, 11/04/2013

Redskins vs. Chargers: Five observations from the 30-24 overtime victory

The Redskins get a much-needed win in a game that basically, Washington could not afford to lose.

By Mike Jones  |  08:19 AM ET, 11/04/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Kyle Shanahan, observations, offensive philosophy, Redskins vs. Chargers, Week 9

Posted at 08:34 PM ET, 11/03/2013

Robert Griffin III rebounds from trying performance and week

A week after enduring one of the worst performances of his career, Robert Griffin III rebounded with a solid showing in his team’s 30-24 overtime win over the San Diego Chargers.

By Mike Jones  |  08:34 PM ET, 11/03/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Mike Shanahan, Redskins vs. Chargers, Robert Griffin III, Week 9

Posted at 08:15 PM ET, 11/03/2013

Kai Forbath miffed over blocked field goals

A pair of blocked field goals proved perplexing to placekicker Kai Forbath. The second-year kicker and coach Mike Shanahan both said they needed to go back and look at film to get an idea of what went wrong.

By Mike Jones  |  08:15 PM ET, 11/03/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Kai Forbath, Mike Shanahan, Redskins vs. Chargers, special teams, Week 9

Posted at 07:17 PM ET, 11/03/2013

Playing surface at FedEx Field being re-sodded

Playing surface re-sodded at FedEx Field

By Mark Maske  |  07:17 PM ET, 11/03/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  FedEx Field, Redskins vs. Chargers, Week 9

Posted at 01:33 PM ET, 11/03/2013

Some former Redskins greats steer clear of team-name controversy

Doug Williams, Joe Jacoby decline to weigh in.

By Mark Maske  |  01:33 PM ET, 11/03/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  history, Redskins name, Redskins vs. Chargers, Week 9

Posted at 01:25 PM ET, 11/03/2013

Redskins wear throwback uniforms for ‘Homecoming’ game

The Washington Redskins wore their 1937-inspired throwback uniforms to celebrate their annual Homecoming game Sunday against the San Diego Chargers. The players did not wear the faux-leather helmets as they did last season, however.

By Mike Jones  |  01:25 PM ET, 11/03/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Redskins vs. Chargers, uniforms, Week 9

Posted at 11:56 AM ET, 11/03/2013

Fred Davis on Redskins’ inactive list again

Tight end is de-activated for a third straight game.

By Mark Maske  |  11:56 AM ET, 11/03/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Chris Thompson, Darryl Tapp, Fred Davis, inactives, jose gumbs, josh leribeus, Redskins vs. Chargers, Week 9

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

Redskins vs. Chargers: Live

Join the discussion during today’s game between the Washington Redskins and San Diego Chargers.

By Cindy Boren, Mark Giannotto, Chelsea Janes and Keith McMillan  |  11:01 AM ET, 11/03/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Redskins vs. Chargers, Week 9

Posted at 09:02 AM ET, 11/03/2013

Game Day Q&A: Roy Helu Jr. on his return to action, rugby and dancing

After spending nearly a full season on the injured list, running back Roy Helu Jr. returned to action this season and has carved out a role for himself as the Washington Redskins’ change-of-pace back.

By Mike Jones  |  09:02 AM ET, 11/03/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Game Day Q&A, Redskins vs. Chargers, Roy Helu Jr., Week 9

Posted at 07:02 AM ET, 11/03/2013

Redskins vs. Chargers: Game day notes and fast facts

The Washington Redskins host the San Diego Chargers today at 1 p.m. on CBS.

By Mike Jones  |  07:02 AM ET, 11/03/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Game day notes, Redskins vs. Chargers, Week 9

Posted at 04:37 PM ET, 11/01/2013

Broncos’ Wesley Woodyard fined for hit against Redskins, apparently on Kirk Cousins

No fine for Denver’s Terrance Knighton for the hit that knocked Robert Griffin III from the game with an injured left knee.

By Mark Maske  |  04:37 PM ET, 11/01/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Kirk Cousins

Posted at 03:09 PM ET, 11/01/2013

Shanahan confident Meriweather will play effectively in return

‘When he does get that hit,’ Redskins coach says, ‘he’s gonna try to hit in the right area.’

By Mark Maske  |  03:09 PM ET, 11/01/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Brandon Meriweather

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

Pierre Garcon practices at full speed

Coach MIke Shanahan said after Friday’s practice that wide receiver will be listed as probable for Sunday.

By Mark Maske  |  01:59 PM ET, 11/01/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Injuries, Pierre Garcon, Redskins vs. Chargers, Week 9

Posted at 09:22 AM ET, 11/01/2013

Redskins vs. Chargers: Five story lines to follow Sunday

RGIII and Washington look to bounce back when they welcome the San Diego Chargers to kick off a crucial three-game stretch.

By Mike Jones  |  09:22 AM ET, 11/01/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Redskins vs. Chargers, story lines, Week 9

Posted at 07:02 AM ET, 11/01/2013

Who’s second-worst in the NFL?

The Jaguars are without a doubt the worst team in the NFL, but who is second-worst? The answer may not be so obvious.

By Desmond Bieler  |  07:02 AM ET, 11/01/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  AFC West, Minnesota Vikings, New York Giants, NFC East, Redskins vs. Chargers, Tampa Bay Buccaneers

 

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