Player News - Redskins

Date: Team: Pos:

Redskins placed TE Derek Carrier (knee) on the reserve/PUP list.

A depth piece, Carrier tore his ACL and MCL last December. He'll be first eligible to return in Week 7.
Aug 30 - 5:05 PM

Redskins placed RB Keith Marshall on injured reserve with a sprained elbow, ending his season.

Marshall was originally given a three-week timeline upon going down in the third preseason game, but either his prognosis got worse, or the Redskins used his injury as an opportunity to free up a roster spot. Marshall was a hyped seventh-rounder out of Georgia, but didn't make nearly as much noise once the pads went on. Injuries are nothing new for Marshall, whose time in the SEC was marked by one ailment after another. UDFA Rob Kelley will begin the year as Matt Jones' direct backup.
Aug 30 - 5:04 PM

Speaking Tuesday, Redskins coach Jay Gruden said Josh Doctson (Achilles') still doesn't have "full-speed burst," but will resume practicing "very soon."

It's basically what we've been hearing from Gruden all summer about his first-round pick. Doctson seems to have no shot at suiting up for Week 1, and can best be clarified as "week to week." He's been battling the still-mysterious issue since June 1. The situation could change in a hurry, but Doctson begins the year without real value in re-draft leagues.
Aug 30 - 1:18 PM

Speaking Monday, Redskins coach Jay Gruden said Matt Jones (shoulder) is "progressing nicely."

That was the extent of Gruden's "update," but Jones seems to remain on track for Week 1. Jones has a ton to prove on the field, but his role makes him a low-end RB2 in fantasy drafts.
Aug 29 - 2:39 PM

Redskins coach Jay Gruden says injured reserve is a possibility for RB Keith Marshall (elbow).

Marshall is only supposed to be sidelined three weeks, so it would be a drastic move. Of course, Marshall could be the player the Redskins stash to activate later. He's probably not important enough for that honor, however. Even with Matt Jones (shoulder) banged up, Marshall is completely off the re-draft radar.
Aug 29 - 2:37 PM

Redskins signed DL Cullen Jenkins to a one-year contract.

He worked out for the team Monday morning. Jenkins has spent his last five seasons in the NFC East, playing two years with the Eagles before joining the Giants for the last three. The 35-year-old's play started to decline last season, but he still can offer some pass-rush push from the inside.
Aug 29 - 12:25 PM

ESPN 980 Washington's Chris Cooley reports the Redskins will work out veteran DT Cullen Jenkins.

This is the first sniff of interest we have seen in the 35-year-old tackle this offseason. Jenkins recorded nine sacks in three years with the Giants at his last stop, but he does have much left in the tank. If Washington is interested, they could wait until after veteran salaries guarantee Week 1.
Aug 29 - 9:06 AM

Redskins rookie RB Keith Marshall (elbow) is expected to miss at least three weeks.

Marshall suffered a nasty looking elbow injury in the third preseason game, but the team says it is just a sprain. The timetable is "at least" because CSN Washington's Chick Hernandez reports Marshall will be "re-evaluated" after three weeks. It is certainly possible the injury-crossed back misses more time. With Matt Jones (shoulder) questionable for Week 1, undrafted rookie Rob Kelley could open the season in the starting lineup.
Aug 29 - 8:57 AM

The Washington Post's Mike Jones believes DE Ziggy Hood may have won a roster spot Friday night.

Hood started the third preseason game with Chris Baker sidelined with a leg injury, and he produced two tackles for loss and a sack. Signed as essentially roster filler in February, Jones said Hood has been "one of the biggest surprises" of camp. The former first-round pick should open the season with a big role in the rotation.
Aug 27 - 8:48 AM

Redskins RB Rob Kelley rushed for 51 yards on 12 carries and caught his lone target for a loss of one in Friday night's preseason game.

His most impressive work came in blitz protection, where Kelley stoned several would-be rushers on the Bills' defense. Kelley is a between-the-tackles grinder with 4.68 speed, but he suddenly has intriguing theoretical opportunity with Matt Jones (shoulder) and Keith Marshall (elbow) both on the shelf. We suspect Washington is going to add a back before or at final cuts.
Aug 26 - 11:37 PM

Redskins OLB Ryan Kerrigan exited the third preseason game with a groin injury.

Kerrigan said his groin was a little sore heading into the game, and it tightened up early in the game. He is headed for an MRI on Saturday. With Junior Galette (Achilles) already out for the season, Washington cannot afford to be without their top pass rusher.
Aug 26 - 11:21 PM

Pierre Garcon caught 2-of-4 targets for 24 yards and a touchdown in the Redskins' third preseason game.

The Redskins' first-team offense piled up three passing touchdowns in the first half against the Bills, with Garcon, Jordan Reed, and Ryan Grant each catching one. Garcon is a role player in Washington's attack, largely catching possession-type targets. Even with Josh Doctson (Achilles') on the shelf, Garcon offers minimal fantasy upside. He'd need a DeSean Jackson and/or Reed injury to be worth grabbing off the waiver wire.
Aug 26 - 11:18 PM

Jordan Reed caught 2-of-4 targets for 28 yards and a touchdown in the Redskins' third preseason game Friday night.

We're knocking on wood, but Reed has enjoyed an injury-free camp after inking a new six-year, $48 million deal in May. He shook Bills ILB David Hawthorne on one of his catches. Reed should be one of the first two tight ends taken in fantasy drafts. He's worth considering near the third-/fourth-round turn.
Aug 26 - 11:02 PM

DeSean Jackson caught 4-of-5 targets for 56 yards in the Redskins' third preseason game Friday night.

During the telecast, Redskins announcer Joe Theismann noted D-Jax has put on seven pounds of muscle and is having an "outstanding camp." This is a contract year for Jackson, who will hope to parlay it into a big deal next offseason, with Washington or someone else. Healthy all August, Jackson is one of the top value picks in fantasy this year. He usually lasts until round six.
Aug 26 - 10:57 PM

Kirk Cousins completed 12-of-23 passes for 188 yards, three touchdowns, and one interception in one half of action during Friday night's third preseason game.

Cousins chucked an ugly pick on the sideline to kill the Redskins' first drive, throwing far outside the numbers to a covered receiver. He atoned with touchdown passes to Pierre Garcon, Jordan Reed, and Ryan Grant, catching fire in the second quarter as the Bills rested first-team defenders. Tonight's stat line looks better than Cousins played, but he remains one of the premier late-round quarterback picks due to his elite weapons, pass-first offense, and soft schedule in the first half of the season.
Aug 26 - 9:40 PM


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