The Insider: Week 17


Posted at 08:43 PM ET, 12/29/2013

Thanks to Redskins, Rams have a No. 2 overall draft pick

The Redskins’ move from No. 6 to No. 2 in 2012 costs them the No. 2 pick in 2014, which will belong to the Rams.

By Mike Jones  |  08:43 PM ET, 12/29/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  NFL draft, Robert Griffin III, st. louis rams, Week 17

Posted at 07:35 PM ET, 12/29/2013

London Fletcher says (probably) farewell

Linebacker says, ‘I played 16 years and accomplished what I was able to accomplish. I feel good about that.’

By Mark Maske  |  07:35 PM ET, 12/29/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  inside linebackers, London Fletcher, Redskins vs. Giants, Week 17

Posted at 12:06 PM ET, 12/29/2013

Redskins expected to fire Mike Shanahan

Move could come Sunday night or Monday.

By Mark Maske and Mike Jones  |  12:06 PM ET, 12/29/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  coaches, Mike Shanahan, Week 17

Posted at 11:49 AM ET, 12/29/2013

Brian Orakpo, Josh Morgan among Redskins inactives vs. Giants

The Redskins will be without their top pass-rusher, linebacker Brian Orakpo, as they close out the season today. Wide receiver Josh Morgan is also inactive.

By Mike Jones  |  11:49 AM ET, 12/29/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Brian Orakpo, Chase Minnifield, inactives, josh leribeus, Josh Morgan, Redskins vs. Giants, Robert Griffin III, Week 17

Posted at 11:00 AM ET, 12/29/2013

Redskins at Giants: Live

Join the discussion for today’s game between the Washington Redskins and New York Giants at MetLife Stadium.

By Alex Prewitt, Cindy Boren and Chelsea Janes  |  11:00 AM ET, 12/29/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Live coverage, Redskins vs. Giants, Week 17

Posted at 08:45 AM ET, 12/29/2013

Redskins vs. Giants: Game day notes and fast facts

The Washington Redskins close out the 2013 season today, taking on the New York Giants at MetLife Stadium today at 1 p.m. on FOX.

By Mike Jones  |  08:45 AM ET, 12/29/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Game day notes, London Fletcher, Pierre Garcon, Redskins vs. Giants, Week 17

Posted at 03:01 PM ET, 12/27/2013

Brian Orakpo remains unsure if he’ll play in Sunday’s finale

Redskins linebacker, listed as questionable with groin injury, says he’s had ‘a very productive year’ individually heading into free agency.

By Mark Maske  |  03:01 PM ET, 12/27/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Brian Orakpo, contracts, Injuries, outside linebackers, Redskins vs. Giants, Week 17

Posted at 10:13 AM ET, 12/27/2013

Redskins vs. Giants: Five story lines to follow Sunday

At last, Washington’s nightmare of a season will draw to a close.

By Mike Jones  |  10:13 AM ET, 12/27/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Kirk Cousins, London Fletcher, Mike Shanahan, Offensive line, Redskins vs. Giants, story lines, Week 17

Posted at 05:15 PM ET, 12/26/2013

Kyle Shanahan, Jim Haslett focus on what they can control

Kyle Shanahan and Jim Haslett acknowledge uncertainty of future but focus on what they can control.

By Mike Jones  |  05:15 PM ET, 12/26/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  coaches, Jim Haslett, Kyle Shanahan, Redskins vs. Giants, video, Week 17

Posted at 02:55 PM ET, 12/26/2013

Orakpo misses practice with groin injury

Redskins outside linebacker Brian Orakpo missed Thursday’s practice with the groin injury that he suffered in last Sunday’s game.

By Mike Jones  |  02:55 PM ET, 12/26/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Brian Orakpo, Injuries, Jim Haslett, outside linebackers, Redskins vs. Giants, video, Week 17

Posted at 12:14 PM ET, 12/26/2013

Will Compton ready to chip in after long wait

After 16 weeks of working, preparing and hoping to catch his break, rookie practice squad linebacker Will Compton finally received the nod earlier this week.

By Mike Jones  |  12:14 PM ET, 12/26/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  inside linebackers, practice squad, Roster moves, Week 17, Will Compton

Posted at 10:01 AM ET, 12/26/2013

The attributes that allowed Pierre Garcon to set a Redskins receiving record

OUTSIDER | A look at which attributes allow the wideout to break the Redskins’ single-season mark.

By Mark Bullock  |  10:01 AM ET, 12/26/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Pierre Garcon, Redskins vs. Cowboys, The Outsider, Week 17, Wide Receivers

Posted at 01:01 PM ET, 12/24/2013

Redskins mailbag: Shanahan’s future, Cousins’s potential and more

In today’s mail bag, we tackle questions on Mike Shanahan’s future, Kirk Cousins’ potential, and how things could shake out in the front office.

By Mike Jones  |  01:01 PM ET, 12/24/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Front office, Jim Haslett, Kirk Cousins, Mailbag, Week 17

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 12/24/2013

Artificial turf at FedEx Field is ‘something you would definitely look at,’ Mike Shanahan says

Condition of playing surface remains an issue.

By Mark Maske  |  07:00 AM ET, 12/24/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  FedEx Field, Mike Shanahan, Redskins vs. Cowboys, video, Week 17

Posted at 05:20 PM ET, 12/23/2013

Nick Barnett tears MCL, Orakpo day-to-day with groin strain

Linebacker Nick Barnett will miss the final game of the season after tearing the medial collateral ligament in his left knee. Meanwhile, outside linebacker Brian Orakpo is day-to-day with a groin strain.

By Mike Jones  |  05:20 PM ET, 12/23/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Brian Orakpo, Injuries, inside linebackers, Nick Barnett, outside linebackers, practice squad, Week 17

Posted at 04:56 PM ET, 12/23/2013

Shanahan expects quick resolution on his future once season ends

Mike Shanahan expects the future of his coaching career to be determined quickly once the season ends.

By Mike Jones  |  04:56 PM ET, 12/23/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  coaches, Daniel Snyder, Mike Shanahan, Redskins vs. Giants, Week 17

Posted at 01:59 PM ET, 12/23/2013

Where to begin rebuilding Redskins: Defense, position by position

Mark Bullock takes a look at who from the defense should stay or be upgraded or replaced, regardless of if the Redskins run a 3-4, 4-3 or hybrid system.

By Mark Bullock  |  01:59 PM ET, 12/23/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bacarri Rambo, barry cofield, brandon jenkins, Brandon Meriweather, Brian Orakpo, Chris Baker, cornerbacks, Darryl Tapp, David Amerson, DeAngelo Hall, Defense, defensive line, EJ Biggers, inside linebackers, Jarvis Jenkins, Josh Wilson, Nick Barnett, outside linebackers, Perry Riley, Reed Doughty, Rob Jackson, Ryan Kerrigan, Safeties, Stephen Bowen, The Outsider, Week 17