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Redskins are worst-rated NFC East team in Madden NFL 15

These are among the Redskins’ top players in Madden NFL 15, but they are not the Redskins’ four highest-rated players. (Via EA Sports)

EA Sports’ Madden NFL 15 is scheduled to hit stores on August 26. On Tuesday, the video game franchise released player and team ratings for the NFC East and AFC East, providing Redskins fans and gamers alike the first opportunity to see how Robert Griffin III and Co. measure up on the digital gridiron.

Coming off a 3-13 season, it’s not surprising that the Redskins’ team rating dropped from an NFC East-best 86 in last year’s game to an NFC East-worst 75 in this year’s version. The Eagles (85 overall) are the top-rated NFC East team in Madden NFL 15, followed by the Cowboys (81) and the Giants (76).

Individually, the Redskins’ five highest-rated players are tackle Trent Williams (95), linebacker Brian Orakpo (92), receivers DeSean Jackson (90) and Pierre Garcon (89), and defensive end Jason Hatcher (89). In last year’s game, center Will Montgomery was the only Redskins player rated 90 or above.

Running back Alfred Morris, who was one of 16 candidates to grace the cover of this year’s game, has an overall rating of 87, which is two points less than last year. Griffin drops from an 89 to an 82, but his speed rating of 91 (one point lower than last year) is the best among quarterbacks. (“RGIII is the new Michael Vick in Madden terms,” according to the EA Sports release.)

Second-year tight end Jordan Reed jumps from 69 to 81, while rookies Morgan Moses and Trent Murphy are rated 74 and 70, respectively. Check out ratings for all of the Redskins below and click here for a spreadsheet of ratings for the NFC and AFC East, North and South divisions. Ratings for the NFC and AFC West divisions will be released Wednesday.

Thanks to @_JakeRussell.

Scott Allen writes about all things D.C. sports. Follow him on Twitter @ScottSAllen or e-mail him if you’ve got a tip to share.



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