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The Insider: May, 2014

Posted at 02:30 PM ET, 05/31/2014

Redskins promote Alex Santos to director of pro personnel

The pro scout will replace Morocco Brown, who accepted a position with the Cleveland Browns.

By Mike Jones  |  02:30 PM ET, 05/31/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Front office

Posted at 02:33 PM ET, 05/30/2014

Barry Cofield says ‘for sure’ he’ll be ready for start of training camp

Defensive tackle is missing OTAs as he works his way back from recent hernia surgery, but he says he’ll be ready when training camp opens.

By Mark Maske  |  02:33 PM ET, 05/30/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  barry cofield

Posted at 02:08 PM ET, 05/30/2014

Redskins release training camp schedule

Team will practice in Richmond from July 24-Aug. 11.

By Mike Jones  |  02:08 PM ET, 05/30/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  offseason, schedule, Training camp

Posted at 12:02 PM ET, 05/30/2014

Kirk Cousins ‘never really got a whole lot of information’ on if a trade was ever close

The Redskins backup quarterback said ‘there was always a thought’ throughout the offseason that a trade was possible but he’ll keep the same approach for a third season as the understudy to Robert Griffin III.

By Mark Maske  |  12:02 PM ET, 05/30/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Kirk Cousins, OTAs

Posted at 10:34 AM ET, 05/30/2014

ILB Keenan Robinson in line to claim Redskins starting job

Fully recovered from the torn pectoral muscle that cost him all of the 2013 campaign, Robinson aims to prove that despite a limited resume, he has the capability to replace London Fletcher.

By Mike Jones  |  10:34 AM ET, 05/30/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  inside linebackers, Keenan Robinson, OTAs

Posted at 09:17 AM ET, 05/30/2014

Gruden encouraged by attendance, tempo of offseason practices

For Gruden, this week’s all-hands-on-deck approach represented a continuation of the commitment he had observed as his players got to work earlier this spring.

By Mike Jones  |  09:17 AM ET, 05/30/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  OTAs

Posted at 05:39 PM ET, 05/29/2014

Redskins OTAs: Observations from Thursday’s practice

The Redskins wrapped up their first week of offseason practices, and both coaches and players all declared the last three sessions a success.

By Mike Jones  |  05:39 PM ET, 05/29/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Injuries, observations, OTAs

Posted at 05:21 PM ET, 05/29/2014

NFLPA’s DeMaurice Smith says Redskins name conveys ‘racial insensitivity’

Union’s executive director makes no promise about action after letter from Native American groups to all NFL players seeks support for name change.

By Mark Maske  |  05:21 PM ET, 05/29/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Redskins name

Posted at 04:28 PM ET, 05/29/2014

Redskins TE Jordan Reed says he has no lingering effects from last season’s concussion

Redskins tight end was sidelined for the final six games of his rookie season with a concussion.

By Mark Maske  |  04:28 PM ET, 05/29/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Jordan Reed

Posted at 03:54 PM ET, 05/29/2014

Tanard Jackson ‘just thankful for the opportunity’ to return to Redskins

As he attempts to make his third comeback from a drug suspension, Redskins safety Tanard Jackson described himself as humbled and thankful. He also said he he’s confident that he will not make the same mistake again.

By Mike Jones  |  03:54 PM ET, 05/29/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  OTAs, Safeties, suspensions, Tanard Jackson

Posted at 02:49 PM ET, 05/29/2014

Robert Griffin III feels ‘great’ going through first healthy offseason since rookie year

Robert Griffin III doesn’t have the same rust to knock off as he did last season when he was coming off surgery.

By Mike Jones  |  02:49 PM ET, 05/29/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  OTAs, Quarterbacks, Robert Griffin III

Posted at 02:25 PM ET, 05/29/2014

Redskins’ DeSean Jackson says hamstring is ‘just a little tight’

Redskins wide receiver injures his left hamstring while running a deep route during OTAs.

By Jason Reid  |  02:25 PM ET, 05/29/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  DeSean Jackson, Injuries, OTAs

Posted at 12:56 PM ET, 05/29/2014

DeSean Jackson gets trainer attention after apparent hamstring tweak

Wide receiver appeared to tweak hamstring during drill in Redskins’ Organized Team Activity.

By Mike Jones  |  12:56 PM ET, 05/29/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  DeSean Jackson, Injuries, OTAs, Wide Receivers

Posted at 09:09 AM ET, 05/29/2014

Morgan Moses signs four-year deal

Redskins now have all eight draft picks under contract

By Mike Jones  |  09:09 AM ET, 05/29/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  contracts, Morgan Moses, Offensive line, Rookies

Posted at 02:17 PM ET, 05/28/2014

A closer look at fourth-round cornerback Bashaud Breeland

The cornerback from Clemson has deficiencies he needs to work on, but he’s got the potential to become a starter, which is good for a Day 3 pick.

By Mark Bullock  |  02:17 PM ET, 05/28/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bashaud Breeland, cornerbacks, The Outsider

Posted at 10:36 AM ET, 05/28/2014

Five players to watch in Redskins OTAs on Thursday

You can’t take a whole lot from these practices, because again, it’s still early, and a lot can and probably will change between now and the end of preseason. But there’s definitely a lot to learn

By Mike Jones  |  10:36 AM ET, 05/28/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  DeSean Jackson, Jason Hatcher, Jay Gruden, Jim Haslett, Keenan Robinson, observations, Offseason practices, OTAs, Phillip Thomas, Robert Griffin III, Sean McVay

Posted at 05:30 PM ET, 05/27/2014

What they’re saying about the Redskins as OTAs begin

A roundup of what’s being said and written about Washington’s team, both as offseason practices approach and as talk about the franchise name reignites.

By Keith McMillan  |  05:30 PM ET, 05/27/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  OTAs, Redskins name, Word around Washington

Posted at 10:27 AM ET, 05/27/2014

Redskins mailbag: Front-office changes, position battles and 40 times

MAILBAG | The dust has settled from the NFL draft, but nothing ever completely settles for the Redskins.

By Mike Jones  |  10:27 AM ET, 05/27/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Chris Chester, Front office, Mailbag, special teams

Posted at 05:48 PM ET, 05/26/2014

Redskins give Bruce Allen title of ‘team president’

Man who has been piloting the franchise since Mike Shanahan’s departure receives a new title.

By Keith McMillan  |  05:48 PM ET, 05/26/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bruce Allen, Daniel Snyder

Posted at 12:00 PM ET, 05/26/2014

Redskins have full roster and just more than $2 million in cap space left

As they kick off the offseason practice phase known as Organized Team Activities this week, the Washington Redskins stand at the league roster limit of 90 players. They also have just about reached the salary cap limit.

By Mike Jones  |  12:00 PM ET, 05/26/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Roster, Salary cap

Posted at 06:32 PM ET, 05/23/2014

Redskins continue to defend team name in letter

Bruce Allen writes to Senate majority leader saying the name is “respectful” toward Native Americans.

By Mark Maske  |  06:32 PM ET, 05/23/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bruce Allen, Redskins name

Posted at 10:13 AM ET, 05/23/2014

Redskins sign top pick OLB Trent Murphy

Murphy signed a four-year deal worth $4.21 million, including a signing bonus of roughly $1.44 million. The Redskins took the Stanford outside linebacker with the 47th overall pick of the draft.

By Mike Jones  |  10:13 AM ET, 05/23/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  contracts, Trent Murphy

Posted at 09:15 AM ET, 05/23/2014

Jay Gruden prefers to delegate to assistant coaches

Although he appears to be more interactive in practices than Mike Shanahan, Jay Gruden said he prefers to let his assistants coach their respective units

By Mike Jones  |  09:15 AM ET, 05/23/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  coaches, Jay Gruden

Posted at 11:12 AM ET, 05/22/2014

A number of Redskins veterans could have to fend off rookies

Here’s a rundown of the positions where veterans could find themselves looking over their shoulder because of the addition draft picks or college free agents:

By Mike Jones  |  11:12 AM ET, 05/22/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  brandon jenkins, Chris Chester, Kai Forbath, Morgan Moses, OTAs, Position battles, Rob Jackson, Spencer Long, Tom Compton, Trent Murphy, Tyler Polumbus

Posted at 09:47 AM ET, 05/22/2014

Everybody loves the 2014 Redskins

For a team coming off 3-13, the Redskins sure are a hot pick to do a lot better.

By Keith McMillan  |  09:47 AM ET, 05/22/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Opening kick

Posted at 10:17 AM ET, 05/21/2014

A closer look at sixth-round running back Lache Seastrunk

While much is made of the running back’s lack of passes caught in college, there are reasons he’s worth a draft pick, and reasons he was only a sixth rounder.

By Mark Bullock  |  10:17 AM ET, 05/21/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Lache Seastrunk, Running backs, The Outsider

Posted at 07:44 PM ET, 05/20/2014

NFL not yet ready to rule on possible discipline against Jim Irsay

Colts owner attended Tuesday’s meeting and participated in failed Indianapolis bid to land 2018 Super Bowl.

By Mark Maske  |  07:44 PM ET, 05/20/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Indianapolis Colts, League news, owners meetings

Posted at 06:42 PM ET, 05/20/2014

Goodell expects NFL to expand playoffs starting in 2015 season

Owners discuss expansion of the playoff field from 12 to 14 teams during Tuesday’s meeting in Atlanta but don’t vote on the proposal. The playoffs remain unchanged for the 2014 season.

By Mark Maske  |  06:42 PM ET, 05/20/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  League news, NFL playoffs, owners meetings

Posted at 04:09 PM ET, 05/20/2014

NFL owners award 2018 Super Bowl to Minneapolis

New Orleans, Indianapolis also were finalists.

By Mark Maske  |  04:09 PM ET, 05/20/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  League news, owners meetings, Super Bowl

Posted at 02:58 PM ET, 05/20/2014

League forming committee to study timing, site of NFL draft

It has not been determined yet if the draft will remain in early May, and if it will stay in New York City.

By Mark Maske  |  02:58 PM ET, 05/20/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  League news, NFL draft, owners meetings

Posted at 12:26 PM ET, 05/20/2014

NFL won’t expand playoffs for 2014 season (updated)

Owners discuss expanded playoffs at one-day meeting in Atlanta but don’t plan to vote. Measure still deemed likely to take effect in 2015 season.

By Mark Maske  |  12:26 PM ET, 05/20/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  League news, NFL playoffs, owners meetings

Posted at 11:51 AM ET, 05/20/2014

Morocco Brown accepts a front-office job with Cleveland Browns

Front-office man had been with Redskins since 2008, overseeing pro personnel moves.

By Mike Jones and Mark Maske  |  11:51 AM ET, 05/20/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bruce Allen, Cleveland Browns, Front office, Morocco Brown

Posted at 10:18 AM ET, 05/20/2014

Mailbag: Impact of the draft, and Redskins’ position battles

In today’s mailbag, we continue to take a look at how some of the new pieces fit, as well as what the draft moves — and some non-moves — mean for some of the veterans.

By Mike Jones  |  10:18 AM ET, 05/20/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  inside linebackers, Jay Gruden, Mailbag, Safeties, zone read

Posted at 07:02 AM ET, 05/20/2014

How many rookies make the 53-man roster?

With rookie camp in the past and a 90-man roster seemingly set, we ask just how many Redskins roster spots are up for grabs anyway?

By Keith McMillan  |  07:02 AM ET, 05/20/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Opening kick, Roster

Posted at 04:24 PM ET, 05/19/2014

Redskins announce joint practices with Patriots in Richmond

In advance of the preseason opener on Aug. 7, the New England Patriots will visit Redskins camp in Richmond for three days of joint workouts.

By Keith McMillan  |  04:24 PM ET, 05/19/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  New England Patriots, preseason, Training camp

Posted at 03:38 PM ET, 05/19/2014

Rookie Seastrunk confident he can be reliable pass-catcher out of backfield

Running back had only nine catches in two seasons at Baylor.

By Mark Maske  |  03:38 PM ET, 05/19/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Lache Seastrunk, Rookie minicamp

Posted at 09:00 AM ET, 05/19/2014

Spencer Long makes good first impression on Redskins coaches

Based on his coach’s comments when asked about the third-round pick out of Nebraska, Long did as well as he could have hoped during Washington’s rookie minicamp.

By Mike Jones  |  09:00 AM ET, 05/19/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  offensive live, Rookie minicamp, Spencer Long

Posted at 12:47 PM ET, 05/18/2014

Murphy, Redskins encouraged as top pick’s education process begins

As Saturday morning’s practice session at the Redskins’ rookie minicamp wrapped up and players trickled off the field for their lunch breaks, outside linebackers coach Brian Baker pulled Trent Murphy aside for some one-on-one tutoring.

By Mike Jones  |  12:47 PM ET, 05/18/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Brian Baker, Rookie minicamp, Trent Murphy

Posted at 09:32 PM ET, 05/17/2014

Notes and observations from Redskins rookie minicamp

The Redskins this weekend got an up-close look at their eight draft picks, the 10 undrafted rookies they signed this week, and 38 tryout players.

By Mike Jones  |  09:32 PM ET, 05/17/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Jay Gruden, Morgan Moses, observations, Rookie minicamp, special teams, Trent Murphy

Posted at 07:44 PM ET, 05/17/2014

Gruden happy with groundwork laid in rookie camp

Rookie linebacker Trent Murphy joins his fellow draftees and free agents in Ashburn for a five-day rookie mimicamp that concludes Sunday.

By Mike Jones  |  07:44 PM ET, 05/17/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Jay Gruden, jose gumbs, Rookie minicamp, Roster

Posted at 01:50 PM ET, 05/17/2014

Morgan Moses works to get comfortable again at right tackle

The third-round draft pick played at left tackle his final season at Virginia after beginning his college career on the right side.

By Mark Maske  |  01:50 PM ET, 05/17/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Morgan Moses, Offensive line, Rookie minicamp

Posted at 10:12 AM ET, 05/17/2014

Redskins rookie minicamp roster features 38 tryout players

The Washington Redskins rookie minicamp roster features 38 players in attendance on a tryout basis in addition to the eight draft picks and 10 undrafted rookies Washington signed last week.

By Mike Jones  |  10:12 AM ET, 05/17/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Rookie minicamp, Roster

Posted at 10:13 AM ET, 05/16/2014

Redskins sign six of eight draft picks to rookie deals

Only second-rounder Trent Murphy (linebacker, Stanford) and third-rounder Morgan Moses (tackle, Virginia) remain unsigned.

By Mike Jones  |  10:13 AM ET, 05/16/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  contracts, NFL draft

Posted at 01:47 PM ET, 05/15/2014

Redskins’ offseason schedule, between now and the opener

Here is what Washington will be up to between the start of rookie camp and the first game.

By Keith McMillan  |  01:47 PM ET, 05/15/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  minicamp, OTAs, Rookie minicamp, schedule, Training camp

Posted at 12:22 PM ET, 05/15/2014

Notre Dame QB Tommy Rees rounds out Redskins’ list of undrafted rookie signings

Tommy Rees went undrafted after capping roller-coaster four-year run at Notre Dame with career season.

By Mike Jones  |  12:22 PM ET, 05/15/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Free agents, Quarterbacks, rookie camp, Rookies, Roster moves

Posted at 07:23 PM ET, 05/14/2014

Redskins sign nine undrafted rookies

Washington bolsters its post-draft haul by adding Silas Redd and eight other players.

By Mike Jones  |  07:23 PM ET, 05/14/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  NFL draft, Roster, Roster moves

Posted at 01:35 PM ET, 05/14/2014

Learn something cool about each of the Redskins’ draft picks

There’s a lot you don’t know about the Redskins’ newest players.

By Keith McMillan  |  01:35 PM ET, 05/14/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  NFL draft, Opening kick, video

Posted at 07:02 AM ET, 05/14/2014

A closer look at second-round pick Trent Murphy

The rookie from Stanford isn’t a speed rusher, but has moves and can play the run. He could spell Brian Orakpo and Ryan Kerrigan, and play in Jim Haslett’s creative nickel packages.

By Mark Bullock  |  07:02 AM ET, 05/14/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Jim Haslett, NFL draft, outside linebackers, The Outsider, Trent Murphy

Posted at 04:23 PM ET, 05/13/2014

What they said about the Redskins’ draft

A roundup of what folks said and wrote about Washington’s eight new rookies, plus draft grades galore and a video analysis of the picks.

By Keith McMillan  |  04:23 PM ET, 05/13/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  NFL draft, video, Word around Washington

Posted at 02:20 PM ET, 05/13/2014

Vote on expanding NFL playoffs possible next week, but unlikely

The owners are scheduled to meet next Tuesday in Atlanta and are to discuss the proposal to increase the postseason field from 12 to 14 teams.

By Mark Maske  |  02:20 PM ET, 05/13/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  League news, NFL playoffs, owners meetings

Posted at 12:17 PM ET, 05/13/2014

Redskins mailbag: How the draft picks fit into the puzzle

Mike Jones answers reader questions about the eight players drafted by Washington, where they fit and what that means for others on the roster.

By Mike Jones  |  12:17 PM ET, 05/13/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Mailbag, NFL draft, Offensive line, outside linebackers

Posted at 10:01 AM ET, 05/13/2014

Way-too-early NFC East predictions?

Now that the draft is history, it’s time for some way-too-early NFC East predictions.

By Keith McMillan  |  10:01 AM ET, 05/13/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Dallas Cowboys, New York Giants, NFC East, Opening kick, Philadelphia Eagles

Posted at 06:35 PM ET, 05/12/2014

Redskins cut wide receiver David Gettis

The Redskins cut wide receiver David Gettis, who signed with the team in January.

By Mike Jones  |  06:35 PM ET, 05/12/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Roster, special teams, Wide Receivers

Posted at 11:08 AM ET, 05/12/2014

Tight ends could help Redskins compensate for lack of size at wide receiver

The Redskins don’t have much in the way of tall wide receivers on the roster, but adding 6-6 draft pick Ted Bolser to Jordan Reed means they have two tall pass-catching tight ends.

By Mike Jones  |  11:08 AM ET, 05/12/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  NFL draft, tight ends, Wide Receivers

Posted at 08:33 AM ET, 05/12/2014

Which Redskins draft pick do you have the highest hopes for?

Looking back on Washington’s eight picks, which one excites you most?

By Keith McMillan  |  08:33 AM ET, 05/12/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  NFL draft, Opening kick, polls

Posted at 07:00 PM ET, 05/11/2014

Mark Maske’s NFC draft grades

Mark Maske looks at the teams who had the best drafts in the NFC East, NFC South, NFC North and NFC West in 2014.

By Keith McMillan and Mark Maske  |  07:00 PM ET, 05/11/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  NFC East, NFC North, NFC South, NFC West, NFL draft, observations, polls

Posted at 12:54 AM ET, 05/11/2014

Redskins draft: Jay Gruden on his team’s selections

The 2014 NFL draft is now in the books, and the Redskins wound up adding eight players -- some of whom could wind up meeting long-term needs.

By Mike Jones  |  12:54 AM ET, 05/11/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Jay Gruden, NFL draft

Posted at 06:22 PM ET, 05/10/2014

NFL Draft: Redskins wrap up picks with TE Ted Bolser, K Zach Hocker

Using the 217th pick of the draft, Washington took Indiana tight end Ted Bolser. Then with the 228th selection, the Redskins took Arkansas kicker Zach Hocker.

By Mike Jones  |  06:22 PM ET, 05/10/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  NFL draft, special teams, tight ends

Posted at 04:46 PM ET, 05/10/2014

NFL Draft: RB Lache Seastrunk taken by Redskins in sixth round

The 5-foot-9, 201-pound Seastrunk could fill the Redskins’ need for a change-of-pace back. Last season, he had 1,177 yards and 11 touchdowns.

By Mike Jones  |  04:46 PM ET, 05/10/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Lache Seastrunk, NFL draft, Running backs

Posted at 02:53 PM ET, 05/10/2014

NFL Draft: Washington adds WR Ryan Grant in fifth round

The Tulane product had an impressive week at the Senior Bowl and displayed good route-running skills and good hands.

By Mike Jones  |  02:53 PM ET, 05/10/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  NFL draft, Wide Receivers

Posted at 12:49 PM ET, 05/10/2014

Redskins take CB Bashaud Breeland in fourth round of NFL Draft

The Redskins made their first move to address their secondary through the draft, selecting the Clemson cornerback with the 102nd overall pick.

By Mike Jones  |  12:49 PM ET, 05/10/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  cornerbacks, NFL draft, special teams

Posted at 11:37 AM ET, 05/10/2014

NFL Draft: Best remaining prospects at Redskins’ need areas

The Redskins appear to have improved their depth at outside linebacker, right tackle and guard. Now they will look to further fill out their roster in today’s fourth, fifth, sixth and seventh rounds.

By Mike Jones  |  11:37 AM ET, 05/10/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  NFL draft, observations

Posted at 10:34 PM ET, 05/09/2014

NFL Draft: Redskins take tackle Moses, guard Long in third round

The Washington Redskins made a move to bolster the offensive line charged with protecting franchise quarterback Robert Griffin III, selecting University of Virginia offensive tackle Morgan Moses.

By Mike Jones  |  10:34 PM ET, 05/09/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Morgan Moses, NFL draft, Offensive line, Spencer Long

Posted at 08:52 PM ET, 05/09/2014

Redskins add pass-rusher in Stanford OLB Trent Murphy

Murphy will likely provide immediate depth behind Brian Orakpo and Ryan Kerrigan.

By Mike Jones  |  08:52 PM ET, 05/09/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  NFL draft, outside linebackers, Trent Murphy

Posted at 07:33 PM ET, 05/09/2014

NFL Draft: Redskins trade down from 34th overall

Cowboys send second- and third-round picks to acquire Washington’s 34th pick.

By Mike Jones  |  07:33 PM ET, 05/09/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bruce Allen, NFL draft, trades

Posted at 05:48 PM ET, 05/09/2014

NFL Draft: How the Redskins have done in the past 10 second rounds

As a word of caution, the results as a whole have not been pretty. But there have been a few bright spots.

By Mike Jones  |  05:48 PM ET, 05/09/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  history, NFL draft

Posted at 12:47 PM ET, 05/09/2014

Analysis: Taking Cyrus Kouandjio makes sense

ANALYSIS | The Alabama product, along with fellow offensive tackle Morgan Moses of Virginia, remain available for the start of the second round of the NFL draft.

By Mark Maske  |  12:47 PM ET, 05/09/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  NFL draft, observations, Offensive line, poll, prospects

Posted at 11:58 PM ET, 05/08/2014

NFL Draft: Best remaining prospects left entering the second round

The Redskins will make their first selection in the draft just two picks into the second round.

By Mike Jones  |  11:58 PM ET, 05/08/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Morgan Moses, NFL draft

Posted at 10:05 PM ET, 05/08/2014

Selection of Greg Robinson completes Redskins’ deal with Rams

The Rams end up with a total of eight players as a result of their deal with Redskins and corresponding trades.

By Mike Jones  |  10:05 PM ET, 05/08/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  NFL draft, Robert Griffin III, st. louis rams

Posted at 06:20 PM ET, 05/08/2014

Cousins drawing interest but trade remains uncertain

Redskins are said to remain adamant they’d want a second-round pick in return for the backup quarterback.

By Mark Maske and Mike Jones  |  06:20 PM ET, 05/08/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Kirk Cousins, NFL draft, Quarterbacks, trades

Posted at 05:31 PM ET, 05/08/2014

NFL Draft: First night open thread

A collection of links, polls and videos and a place to chat about NFL draft’s first night.

By Keith McMillan  |  05:31 PM ET, 05/08/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  NFL draft, open thread, polls, video

Posted at 02:29 PM ET, 05/08/2014

Poll: Redskins’ first draft pick; Who ya got?

It’s hard to project when there are 33 picks before Washington’s, but some names show up connected to Washington often. Who do you see them picking?

By Keith McMillan  |  02:29 PM ET, 05/08/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  NFL draft, poll

Posted at 10:56 AM ET, 05/08/2014

2014 NFL draft position preview: Running backs

Running backs aren’t the draft commodity they once were, but there are still a bunch of college players who’ll get a shot in the NFL. Here are Mike Jones’s top 10.

By Mike Jones  |  10:56 AM ET, 05/08/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  NFL draft, Running backs

Posted at 05:37 PM ET, 05/07/2014

Redskins sign Tanard Jackson to new deal

Safety was suspended for a substance-abuse violated, then was reinstated and released on Tuesday.

By Mike Jones  |  05:37 PM ET, 05/07/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  contracts, Safeties, Tanard Jackson

Posted at 03:01 PM ET, 05/07/2014

Draft-day Kirk Cousins trade viewed as possible but still unlikely

Cleveland has been linked to the Redskins backup quarterback but deal said to remain a long shot.

By Mark Maske  |  03:01 PM ET, 05/07/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Kirk Cousins, Kyle Shanahan, NFL draft, Quarterbacks, trades

Posted at 12:47 PM ET, 05/07/2014

Mark Maske’s mock draft: Clowney goes first, Manziel and Bortles in top 10

Jadeveon Clowney goes first overall to the Texans, and two quarterbacks are taken in the top 10.

By Mark Maske  |  12:47 PM ET, 05/07/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  NFL draft, observation, video

Posted at 11:02 AM ET, 05/07/2014

NFL draft: Three inside linebackers who could be fits for the Redskins

Mark Bullock takes a closer look at three inside linebackers who would fit the Redskins’ 3-4 defense if drafted this weekend.

By Mark Bullock  |  11:02 AM ET, 05/07/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  inside linebackers, NFL draft, prospects, read option, The Outsider, zone read

Posted at 07:01 AM ET, 05/07/2014

Watch DeSean Jackson give an anti-bullying talk at a local school

The new Redskins wide receiver opens up about his own experiences, and takes questions from the students at St. Andrew’s Episcopal School.

By Keith McMillan  |  07:01 AM ET, 05/07/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  DeSean Jackson, video

Posted at 05:18 PM ET, 05/06/2014

Redskins terminate Tanard Jackson’s contract

The reasons for the move were not immediately known.

By Mike Jones and Mark Maske  |  05:18 PM ET, 05/06/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Roster, Safeties, Tanard Jackson

Posted at 04:19 PM ET, 05/06/2014

Should Redskins draft for need or take best available player?

A Post Sports Live clip and poll tackling the age-old draft dilemma.

By Keith McMillan  |  04:19 PM ET, 05/06/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  NFL draft, Post Sports Live, video

Posted at 02:03 PM ET, 05/06/2014

Bruce Allen: Redskins ‘might’ give Tanard Jackson a chance

Redskins general manager Bruce Allen took a non-committal approach on Tanard Jackson, who on Monday received word that he will be reinstated after missing two seasons while serving a suspension for violating the NFL’s substance abuse policy.

By Mike Jones  |  02:03 PM ET, 05/06/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bruce Allen, Safeties, suspensions, Tanard Jackson

Posted at 01:11 PM ET, 05/06/2014

Allen: Redskins will take best player available in NFL Draft

As he looks over the roster as it stands on the eve of the NFL Draft, Redskins general manager Bruce Allen says he doesn’t see any “gaping holes,” but that the organization has the goal of improving future depth.

By Mike Jones  |  01:11 PM ET, 05/06/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bruce Allen, NFL draft

Posted at 10:18 AM ET, 05/06/2014

Redskins mailbag: Draft needs, name change and what went on with linebacker coaches

Mike Jones answers questions from readers about the NFL draft, Redskins right tackles and wide receivers, the linebackers coaches, and of course, Tanard Jackson.

By Mike Jones  |  10:18 AM ET, 05/06/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  David Gettis, Mailbag, NFL draft, Safeties, Tanard Jackson

Posted at 02:30 PM ET, 05/05/2014

Safety Tanard Jackson reinstated by NFL [updated]

Redskins safety Tanard Jackson has not played the past two seasons after violating a substance-abuse policy.

By Mark Maske and Mike Jones  |  02:30 PM ET, 05/05/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bacarri Rambo, Brandon Meriweather, Phillip Thomas, Ryan Clark, Safeties, suspensions, Tanard Jackson

Posted at 01:52 PM ET, 05/05/2014

Pre-draft reading: Predicting when a player will go, safest positions to draft and more

A roundup of interesting articles and charts, in advance of Thursday’s start of the NFL draft.

By Keith McMillan  |  01:52 PM ET, 05/05/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  NFL draft, Word around Washington

Posted at 07:01 AM ET, 05/05/2014

Revisiting the Rams’ end of the trade that netted the Redskins Robert Griffin III

The Rams drafted seven players and have the No. 2 pick this year, largely from the picks received from the Redskins, yet it isn’t clear who got the better end of the deal.

By Keith McMillan  |  07:01 AM ET, 05/05/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  NFL draft, Opening kick, Robert Griffin III, st. louis rams, trades

Posted at 10:51 AM ET, 05/02/2014

Redskins pick up fifth-year option on Ryan Kerrigan

Move prevents linebacker, who had this season remaining on his rookie deal, from hitting the free agent market in 2015

By Mike Jones  |  10:51 AM ET, 05/02/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:47 AM ET, 05/02/2014

NFL draft: Three tight ends who could be fits for the Redskins

Washington has Jordan Reed, Logan Paulsen and Niles Paul, but that doesn’t mean their new coach won’t try to add a TE in the draft. Mark Bullock suggests three who’d fit.

By Mark Bullock  |  10:47 AM ET, 05/02/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  NFL draft, prospects, The Outsider, tight ends

Posted at 03:18 PM ET, 05/01/2014

London Fletcher to announce second-round pick

The recently retired linebacker will resurface for pick No. 34, if the Redskins in fact choose at that spot.

By Mike Jones  |  03:18 PM ET, 05/01/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  London Fletcher, NFL draft

Posted at 10:48 AM ET, 05/01/2014

2014 NFL draft position preview: Safeties

The Redskins hoped they’d addressed this need area in 2013 when they drafted Fresno State’s Phillip Thomas and Georgia’s Bacarri Rambo, but they’re back in the market for safeties. Mike Jones provides his top 10.

By Mike Jones  |  10:48 AM ET, 05/01/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  NFL draft, Safeties

Posted at 12:23 AM ET, 05/01/2014

Redskins adding Jay Gruden associate to staff

Washington will make another addition to Coach Jay Gruden’s staff, in the form of long-time associate Bret Munsey.

By Matt Gray  |  12:23 AM ET, 05/01/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Jay Gruden

 

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