Redskins refine roster, prepare for Texans

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Washington bolsters its defense by adding Duke Ihenacho, add eight to practice squad, and look forward.

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Griffin needs to refine his skills off field as much as on it

Griffin needs to refine his skills off field as much as on it

Quarterback’s decision-making could use improving beyond the pocket, and Redskins have mentors in place.

Gruden says Redskins’ roster spots were given on merit

Gruden says Redskins’ roster spots were given on merit

Speaking for the first time since he cut a handful of recently drafted players, coach stresses competition.

Davis, Sutton added to practice squad

Davis, Sutton added to practice squad

The Redskins filled out their 10-man practice squad on Monday by bringing rookie safety Akeem Davis back into the fold, and by signing linebacker Chaz Sutton.

Gruden: Redd was the most well-rounded

Gruden: Redd was the most well-rounded

Jay Gruden and his fellow Redskins talent evaluators came to the conclusion that Silas Redd was the most well-rounded of the running backs on the bubble.

Can Peyton Manning’s greatness endure another season?

Can Peyton Manning’s greatness endure another season?

Broncos QB attempting to build on last season’s record-setting exploits while also rebounding from an ugly Super Bowl performance. How many superlative seasons does he have left?

RGIII cherishes tribute, eager for opener

RGIII cherishes tribute, eager for opener

Robert Griffin III described Baylor University’s unveiling of a statue of him as “really cool.”

Jimmy Johnson says Jerry Jones ‘comes across as a rich [expletive]’ in ESPN profile

Jimmy Johnson says Jerry Jones ‘comes across as a rich [expletive]’ in ESPN profile

It’s fair to say the Cowboys owner and their former coach aren’t warming to one another.

Open locker room news and notes

Open locker room news and notes

The Redskins got back to work Monday and began laying the groundwork for Sunday’s regular season opener at Houston.

Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski says he will against the Miami Dolphins this week

Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski says he will against the Miami Dolphins this week

Football season is nigh, and the New England veteran says he’s ready to go after recovering from ACL surgery.

Statistics underscore Griffin’s preseason struggles

Statistics underscore Griffin’s preseason struggles

Quarterback’s 46.0 preseason passer rating ranks 54th among 58 NFC QBs who took snaps.

Redd, Miller, Compton get new numbers

Redd, Miller, Compton get new numbers

After featuring some duplicate numbers on their preseason roster, the Redskins have reassigned numbers to a few players now that the ranks have thinned out.

Five questions facing the Redskins entering Week 1

Five questions facing the Redskins entering Week 1

Things ramp up this week. The energy level increases, as does the sense of urgency. The studying of opponents, game-planning and strategizing all begins.

Redskins not planning to add Seastrunk

Redskins not planning to add Seastrunk

The Washington Redskins have no immediate plans to sign rookie running back Lache Seastrunk to their practice squad, according to a person with knowledge of the situation.

Redskins refine roster, prepare for Texans

Redskins refine roster, prepare for Texans

Washington bolsters its defense by adding Duke Ihenacho, add eight to practice squad, and look forward.

Redskins add Thompson, seven others to practice squad

Redskins add Thompson, seven others to practice squad

After claiming Denver SS Ihenacho from waivers, Redskins sign RB Chris Thompson, seven others to practice squad.

Redskins claim SS Duke Ihenacho

Redskins claim SS Duke Ihenacho

The Redskins claimed Denver Broncos strong safety Duke Ihenacho off waivers, a potential assist while Brandon Meriweather is suspended.

Michael Sam unclaimed after being cut by Rams

Michael Sam unclaimed after being cut by Rams

Defensive end waits to see whether some team -- maybe St. Louis? -- will sign him to its practice squad.

Patriots trade Ryan Mallett to Houston Texans

Patriots trade Ryan Mallett to Houston Texans

New England reportedly was talking with the Dallas Cowboys and Buffalo Bills, too.

Grant uses impressive preseason to make roster

Grant uses impressive preseason to make roster

Quarterbacks praise wide receiver who compensates for lack of breakaway speed with consistency and precision.

49ers’ Ray McDonald arrested for domestic violence

49ers’ Ray McDonald arrested for domestic violence

Arrest is first since NFL enacted tough new rules in the wake of the firestorm over Ray Rice’s punishment.

Thoughts on the initial 53-man roster for the Washington Redskins

Thoughts on the initial 53-man roster for the Washington Redskins

FOOTBALL INSIDER | The Redskins finalized their 53-man roster, making 14 moves to reach the league limit.

Roster cut down to size for Redskins

Roster cut down to size for Redskins

Three undrafted college free agents make the Redskins final 53-man roster, including some surprises.

Redskins set final roster

Redskins set final roster

Offensive lineman Maurice Hurt was one of the last cuts; wide receiver Leonard Hankerson and defensive end Stephen Bowen go on the PUP list.

Sam probably will find work soon after being cut by Rams

Sam probably will find work soon after being cut by Rams

The defensive end failed to make the Rams’ season-opening roster but he probably will have an NFL job soon, whether it’s on another team’s roster or back in St. Louis on the practice squad.

Meriweather suspension upheld

Meriweather suspension upheld

Redskins strong safety Brandon Meriweather will indeed serve his two-game suspension for an illegal hit to the head of Baltimore Ravens wide receiver Torrey Smith.

Kyle Orton reportedly set to join the Bills

Kyle Orton reportedly set to join the Bills

Could the veteran quarterback, who moped his way off the Cowboys, become EJ Manuel’s replacement in Buffalo?

Redskins stick with PK Forbath; cut Hocker

Redskins stick with PK Forbath; cut Hocker

Redskins’ kicking competition went down to wire, with seventh-round pick’s final miss costing him the job.

Skins cut familiar faces

Skins cut familiar faces

Defensive backs Phillip Thomas and Chase Minnifield, linebacker Everette Brown, kicker Zach Hocker and backs Evan Royster, Lache Seastrunk and Chris Thompson among those released.

Redskins cut RBs Royster, Thompson, Seastrunk

Redskins cut RBs Royster, Thompson, Seastrunk

The Washington Redskins resumed roster cuts on Saturday morning, releasing running backs Evan Royster, Lache Seastrunk and Chris Thompson.

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