Player News - Redskins

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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

Rookie RB Keith Marshall exited Friday night's preseason game with a sprained elbow.

He is headed for an MRI on Saturday. It's probably a day-to-day injury, but will cost Marshall a big opportunity with Matt Jones (shoulder) inactive. Marshall was rotating first-team snaps with Rob Kelley in the Kirk Cousins group before going for X-rays on his arm. Marshall's injury may force the Skins to add a running back via free agency or trade.
Aug 26 - 8:20 PM

CSN Mid-Atlantic's Rich Tandler believes the Redskins "really, really want to keep" seventh-round RB Keith Marshall, but he needs to perform.

Marshall needs to show the team something in the third preseason game. Through two exhibitions, Marshall has rushed 15 times for 25 yards and has fallen behind UDFA Rob Kelley on the depth chart. Marshall is currently the No. 4 back and could become expendable if the Redskins find someone better on the waiver wire at final cuts. It's possible they look for a veteran.
Aug 26 - 10:25 AM

Redskins coach Jay Gruden has "total expectation" Josh Doctson (Achilles) will be ready for Week 1.

"He did the route tree today, which is very positive," Gruden said Tuesday. "I have total expectation that he’s going to be ready Week 1, possibly the fourth preseason game, but we’ll still see. Like I said, it’s a new injury to me." Gruden also refused to rule out the reserve/PUP list in the same press conference, but it seems like coachspeak in the full context of his comments. The Redskins open the season 20 days from today.
Aug 23 - 4:23 PM


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