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Redskins LT Trent Williams (shoulder) is active for Saturday's Week 16 game against the Eagles.

Williams was expected to play after practicing on a limited basis. His presence is an upgrade for Robert Griffin III and an offensive line that allowed seven sacks last week. The Redskins inactives are RB Roy Helu, LB Kennan Robinson, DE Jason Hatcher, WR Leonard Hankerson, LB Gabe Miller, CB Kenny Okoro, and OG Josh LeRibeus.
Dec 20 - 3:09 PM

Redskins ILB Keenan Robinson (knee) is listed at doubtful for Week 16 against the Eagles.

Robinson has been sidelined since Week 13 with a sprained MCL. He got in limited practices all week, but will likely miss his third straight game. Robinson's replacement Will Compton has struggled in pass coverage since taking over.
Dec 20 - 9:54 AM

Redskins RE Jason Hatcher (knee) has been ruled out for Week 16 against the Eagles.

Hatcher is battling a knee injury that also sidelined him for Week 15. He did not practice all week, and could conceivably be finished for the season. The 32-year-old Hatcher has played well in a limited role this season, notching eight sacks and 26 hurries across 518 snaps.
Dec 20 - 9:50 AM

Redskins LT Trent Williams (shoulder) is listed as questionable for Week 16.

Williams was limited in practice the last two days, putting him on track to play against the Eagles. His return would be an upgrade for Robert Griffin III after Washington allowed seven sacks last week.
Dec 19 - 7:19 PM

Redskins placed S Brandon Meriweather (toe) on injured reserve, ending his season.

The NFL's most notorious headhunter also happens to be an ineffective safety, though by his standards 2014 was a relatively good year for Meriweather. He finished with 55 tackles, three sacks, and three forced fumbles across ten games. Turning 31 next month, Meriweather will be a free agent this offseason.
Dec 19 - 3:59 PM

Roy Helu (toe) is practicing in full for Week 16.

Helu should be ready to return as the Redskins' pass-catching back after a one-game absence. That means Chris Thompson will head back to the bench.
Dec 18 - 2:43 PM

Redskins coach Jay Gruden's Tuesday comments about Robert Griffin III come across much softer in context.

"(It's) important for us to try to have some success on first and second down so we don’t have to drop back and throw it 30 times a game," Gruden said. "(When) you get behind, you get in third down, you get behind the chains, those have to be accomplished — the drop-back reads and progressions have to be accomplished, and that’s something we’re fighting through right now." Gruden's comments are non-controversial when taken in their full form, but came across as inflammatory in a series of tweets from the conference call. It took hours for the comments to be presented in their proper context. Regardless of today's brouhaha, Gruden is clearly not RGIII's No. 1 fan. It's hard to see the two coexisting for 2015.
Dec 16 - 5:37 PM

Speaking about DeSean Jackson in a Tuesday conference call, Redskins coach Jay Gruden said "we haven’t seen the DeSean we need to see."

Gruden spent all day Tuesday going in on his players. "He’s a very good wide receiver but … the last couple weeks he’s been dealing with an injury, and he hasn’t been quite the same," Gruden said of his No. 1 wideout. "I’m a ‘what-have-you-done-for-me-lately’ kind of guy, and lately we haven’t seen the DeSean we need to see." Gruden's comments were made more interesting by the fact that they were juxtaposed with praise for Jeremy Maclin. D-Jax has indeed been banged up, but owns a 50/957/5 line across 13 games. Not a bad line for a player who's had three different quarterbacks.
Source: CSN Philly
Dec 16 - 3:38 PM

Speaking Tuesday, coach Jay Gruden said it's important for the Redskins to get an early lead in Saturday's game against the Eagles so they can limit Robert Griffin III's dropbacks and reading of the defense.

Gruden might as well have just come out and said he thinks RGIII stinks. Gruden also said Griffin needs to "get up quicker," and "avoid awkward hits and falls." He wants RGIII to be "more savvy." Gruden hates the way RGIII plays quarterback, and he's making sure he gets it on the public record before the offseason. Grudes has supposedly been told he'll be back for 2015, so it's seeming safer and safer to assume Griffin is a goner in Washington.
Dec 16 - 2:44 PM

Redskins placed QB Colt McCoy on injured reserve with a neck injury, ending his season.

He has a herniated disc. So ends McCoy's farcical run as the Redskins' starter. Robert Griffin III will be backed up by Kirk Cousins for the season's final two games. McCoy completed 71.1 percent of his 128 pass attempts for coach Jay Gruden, posting an 8.26 YPA and 4:3 TD:INT ratio in the process. They're good numbers, but inevitably would have plummeted the longer McCoy was allowed to remain under center. A journeyman who will be 29 in 2015, McCoy will fight for someone's No. 2 job next season.
Dec 16 - 2:20 PM

NBC Washington's Dianna Marie Russini reports the Redskins have informed HC Jay Gruden that he'll return to coach the team in 2015.

Russini is as plugged in as it gets when it's all things Redskins. If true, it would seem the Redskins will part ways with Robert Griffin III if we're to believe reports that Gruden can't work with RGIII. Owner Dan Snyder inked Gruden to a five-year contract when he hired him, so he's not going to eat four years of money to send Gruden on his way. It'll be interesting to see where Gruden goes at quarterback. The Redskins are currently slated to pick fifth overall in the 2015 draft.
Dec 15 - 7:09 PM

Colt McCoy (neck) is expected to be inactive for Week 16.

McCoy aggravated his neck injury against the Giants. Robert Griffin III will get the start against the Eagles, and be backed up by Kirk Cousins. McCoy has quite likely played his final snap of 2014. It's possible he'll be sent to injured reserve before the week is through. A 28-year-old journeyman headed back to the open market, McCoy didn't show enough this season to earn serious consideration as someone's backup in 2015.
Dec 15 - 3:36 PM

The Redskins plan to start Robert Griffin III for Saturday's game against the Eagles.

Colt McCoy (neck) is expected to be inactive, meaning RGIII is getting the call over Kirk Cousins. Although he accounted for only one touchdown and took seven sacks, RGIII had arguably his best game of the season on Sunday, accounting for 282 total yards while averaging 8.74 yards per attempt. He would have had a second score if not for the NFL's draconian possession rules. Although Griffin has proven impossible to trust under coach Jay Gruden, he'll be an intriguing streamer against the Eagles' lousy pass defense.
Dec 15 - 3:06 PM

Jordan Reed had three catches for 13 yards in Sunday's Week 15 loss to the Giants.

He was targeted four times. Reed lost snaps to Niles Paul and Logan Paulsen in base sets. He continues to be limited by Jay Gruden's offense. Reed will be a boom-or-bust TE1 in Week 16 against the Eagles.
Dec 14 - 5:29 PM

Andre Roberts caught two passes for 81 yards in Sunday's Week 15 loss to the Giants.

Roberts got all of his yardage on a 61-yard catch in the third quarter. He was targeted four times. Roberts can continue to be avoided in fantasy leagues.
Dec 14 - 5:26 PM

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