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Robert Griffin III "wouldn't be bummed" if the Redskins exercised his 2016 team option.

Impact players often lament the option since it buys teams time in long-term talks, but RGIII realizes his precarious position in Washington. "They can pick up the option — or they can decide not to pick up the option," RGIII, factually, said. "It'll work out either way. I'm focused on this year." Although the option would be guaranteed for injury only, we expect the Redskins to pass, especially considering RGIII's injury history.
Source: NFL.com
Apr 20 - 1:39 PM

CSN Washington doesn't project Chris Thompson to open the season as the Redskins' third-down back.

Coach Jay Gruden said last month Thompson would get the first chance to replace Roy Helu. Thompson has the skill-set to be an asset in the receiving game, but the Redskins have concerns about his pass protection and history of injuries. Washington could look for an upgrade on Thompson in the draft.
Apr 18 - 8:28 PM

ESPN’s John Keim doesn’t expect Morgan Moses (foot surgery) to win the Redskins’ right tackle job.

Moses was active for eight games (one start) as a rookie due to Lisfranc surgery. His status is questionable for the start of training camp. Moses struggled on the field in 2014 and could be limited to swing-tackle duties. Washington is likely to improve its offensive line in the early rounds of the draft.
Source: ESPN.com
Apr 18 - 6:38 PM

Redskins re-signed restricted free agent K Kai Forbath to a one-year, $1.54 million contract.

The Redskins only gave Forbath a right of first refusal offer, and wouldn't have received compensation if he signed elsewhere. One of the more accurate kickers in the league last year, Forbath converted on 24 of his 27 field goal attempts (88.9 percent). Forbath is entering his fourth season in Washington.
Apr 15 - 6:31 PM

The Redskins have yet to open talks with contract-year LT Trent Williams.

Drafted prior to the new CBA, Williams has a $13.7M cap hit in the final year of his rookie deal. He's already one of the highest paid offensive linemen in the league, and could push for in excess of $20M guaranteed. 26-year-old Williams has three Pro Bowls in his first five seasons. He was PFF's No. 12 left tackle in 2014.
Apr 11 - 4:34 PM

Chris Chester remains the favorite to open the season at right guard for the Redskins.

The 32-year-old guard struggled last season and carries a $4.8 million cap hit in 2015, but Washington has no viable replacement on the roster. 2014 third-round pick Spencer Long never sniffed the starting lineup last year despite Chester's struggles, and he will need a big offseason to unseat the veteran. Offensive line is Washington's biggest need heading into the draft.
Apr 11 - 11:21 AM

Robert Griffin III will get together with Redskins pass catchers in Florida next week for a round of offseason workouts.

Many -- if not all -- quarterbacks around the league do this, but it's nice to see RGIII taking charge and getting together with his receiving corps. His attention to detail and classroom habits have been brought into question the past couple years. Taking a new approach this season, RGIII says "it's not talking about it; it's about being about it." He sits atop the depth chart for the time being.
Apr 10 - 8:38 AM

ESPN Redskins reporter John Keim does not expect DeSean Jackson to improve on his 2014 numbers.

In Jackson's first year as a Redskin, he posted a 59-1,169-6 line while hauling in a league-best 13 catches of 40+ yards. Perhaps the touchdown number can rise, but the Redskins want more balance in terms of both running the football and getting Pierre Garcon more involved. "The most important thing with an offense is being able to spread the ball around and get everybody involved," coach Jay Gruden said. "It’ll benefit everybody. [Jackson's] fantasy numbers might not be where everybody expects it to be, but I think from production, as an offense will be up."
Source: ESPN.com
Apr 7 - 8:51 AM

Redskins coach Jay Gruden is hoping LB Adam Hayward will give the special teams unit a boost in 2015.

Even after missing the last five games with a broken bone near his knee, Hayward still finished second on the Redskins with 11 tackles on special teams. Gruden said Hayward has fully recovered and will be back to captain the special teams unit in 2015. Hayward only played ten snaps at linebacker last season.
Apr 5 - 1:00 PM

Redskins acquired FS Dashon Goldson and a 2016 seventh-round pick from the Bucs in exchange for a 2016 sixth-round pick.

It's amazing the Bucs were able to get anything for Goldson, even if it is just a late-rounder. Goldson has been a massive bust since inking a five-year, $41.25 million contract that included $22 million guaranteed prior to the 2013 season. The Redskins were so desperate for safety help that they're taking on Goldson's $8 million cap hit. He'll be the favorite to start next to new SS Jeron Johnson.
Apr 3 - 9:48 AM

Redskins signed RB Michael Hill.

Hill rushed for 4,969 yards and 35 touchdowns in his collegiate career at Missouri Western. He's bounced around the NFL since going undrafted in 2013. He has nine career carries for 23 yards, all with the Bucs two seasons ago.
Mar 30 - 4:53 PM

Coach Jay Gruden raved about Alfred Morris last week.

Morris posted a career-worst 4.05 YPC while playing in Gruden's West Coast offense for the first time. But it was more than good enough for him to keep a stranglehold on the starting job heading into 2015. Now Morris gets a boost with the arrival of Bill Callahan, the game's premier offensive line coach and the one who spearheaded DeMarco Murray's massive season in Dallas last year. "Alfred will be happy," Gruden said. "There will be some different styles of runs for him, so for the most part, Alfred’s got great vision and did a great job protecting the football last year, so I think Alfred will be happy with some of the changes."
Source: ESPN.com
Mar 30 - 8:50 AM

Redskins coach Jay Gruden said he wants to get Pierre Garcon's numbers "back up a little bit" this season.

Garcon caught a league-high 113 passes in 2013, but was held to just 68 catches on 105 targets last season. "I think his production was probably down a little bit because DeSean [Jackson] wasn’t here the year before," Gruden said, adding the Redskins' fluid quarterback situation "hurt all the receivers." Washington's quarterback situation does not look any better heading into 2015, and Jackson will still be the focal point of the passing offense. Garcon could see a small bump in usage, but he will remain a mid-range WR3.
Mar 28 - 11:18 AM

Speaking Wednesday, coach Jay Gruden hinted that CB DeAngelo Hall could be moved to free safety.

Gruden didn't mention Hall by name, but brought up the fact that many free safeties are converted corners. The Redskins find themselves much deeper than they were at corner a year ago, but with a hole at free safety. Any position switch would be contingent on Hall being healthy. He tore his Achilles' tendon in Week 3 before re-tearing it in October. Due a non-guaranteed $4 million, Hall may not make the Redskins' 53-man roster.
Mar 26 - 1:50 PM

Coach Jay Gruden confirmed Robert Griffin has the starting job "right now."

Assuming the Redskins don't shock the world and snag a quarterback at No. 5 overall, Griffin will run as the first-string quarterback through the offseason program. It doesn't necessarily mean he'll be under center come Week 1. Gruden, who benched a wildly ineffective RG3 last year, won't hesitate to turn to Kirk Cousins or Colt McCoy. "He's got the starting job right now," Gruden said Monday. "Hopefully he takes it and runs with it."
Mar 26 - 7:48 AM


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