Player News - Redskins

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Byron Marshall logged 18 yards on four carries while delivering one catch for 12 yards on two targets Thursday in the Redskins’ Week 12 win over the Giants.

He was limited to change-of-pace duties behind Samaje Perine. In the second half, Marshall dropped a pass from Kirk Cousins that Janoris Jenkins returned for a pick-six. Marshall should continue to see work on passing downs with Chris Thompson (leg) sidelined, but it’s unlikely he’ll emerge as a fantasy option down the stretch.
Nov 24 - 1:20 AM

Ryan Grant contributed one catch for three yards on two targets Thursday in the Redskins’ Week 12 win over the Giants.

He drew fewer targets Jamison Crowder, Niles Paul, Josh Doctson and Samaje Perine. Grant will stay in the mix with Terrelle Pryor (ankle) done for the year, though his fantasy appeal remains limited. He gets the Cowboys in Week 13.
Nov 24 - 1:19 AM

Kirk Cousins completed 19-of-31 passes for 242 yards with two touchdowns and one interception while adding four yards on three carries Thursday in the Redskins’ Week 12 win over the Giants.

He was also sacked six times for a loss of 41 yards. Cousins didn’t have his best stuff on Thursday night, which was understandable given the short week. It didn’t help that the Redskins were playing without pass-catching back Chris Thompson and star tight end Jordan Reed. Cousins made lemonade out of lemons, showing a strong connection with Jamison Crowder (7-141-1) while also finding Josh Doctson for the go-ahead touchdown with under four minutes remaining in the fourth quarter. Cousins’ interception—which Janoris Jenkins returned for a 52-yard touchdown—wasn’t his fault as the ball deflected off Byron Marshall. The main complaint was that Cousins held onto the ball too long, which is something he’ll need to iron out for next week’s game at Dallas.
Nov 24 - 12:14 AM

Samaje Perine compiled 100 yards on 24 carries while contributing three catches for 30 yards on four targets Thursday in the Redskins’ Week 12 win over the Giants.

It was a tale of two halves for Perine, who was positively dreadful before the break (three yards on five carries) but excellent after halftime. Perine also helped out in the passing game, though he did commit an ugly drop early in the first quarter. The rookie has now reached 100 yards rushing in back-to-back games and has looked surprisingly good doing it. He’ll be safe to roll out as an RB2 next week at Dallas.
Nov 24 - 12:12 AM

Josh Doctson nabbed two-of-four targets for 28 yards and a touchdown Thursday in the Redskins’ Week 12 win over the Giants.

Doctson salvaged the night for his fantasy owners by hauling in a 14-yard touchdown strike from Kirk Cousins with 3:39 remaining in the fourth quarter. It was an impressive catch against tight coverage from Janoris Jenkins. Doctson made a mental mistake on his first catch, running out of bounds instead of extending for what should have been an easy first down. He also drew a pass interference flag that moved the Redskins up 37 yards late in the first half. The 2016 first-rounder gets another favorable draw next week against the Cowboys. Still, he’s just a boom-or-bust WR3/4.
Nov 24 - 12:11 AM

Jamison Crowder pulled in seven-of-10 targets for 141 yards and a touchdown Thursday in the Redskins’ Week 12 win over the Giants.

Crowder was an absolute powerhouse on Thursday and a badly needed source of offense for a team running on fumes. Both teams looked lethargic playing on a short week but Crowder was sharp as ever, putting the Redskins on his back with four catches for 90 yards after halftime. Crowder’s 15-yard touchdown in the third quarter was his first since Week 13 of last season while his 141 yards represented a new career-high. He hurt his knee in the fourth quarter but only missed a few snaps. Now firmly entrenched as Kirk Cousins’ go-to target, Crowder will be in the WR2 mix next Thursday night at Dallas.
Nov 24 - 12:09 AM

Vernon Davis failed to absorb his lone target Thursday in the Redskins’ Week 12 win over the Giants.

Davis entered Week 12 as the Redskins’ lead receiver but was nowhere to be found on Thursday night. The sweet potato yams connoisseur was invisible versus the Giants, drawing a mere one target compared to five for Niles Paul. New York has been among the worst teams in the league at defending tight ends, making Davis’ goose egg all the more puzzling. Davis has played well for the most part this year, but hasn’t scored a touchdown since Week 3. He’ll look to bounce back next Thursday at Dallas.
Nov 24 - 12:07 AM

Redskins declared OT Trent Williams, DL Terrell McClain, S Montae Nicholson, TE Jordan Reed, DL Caraun Reid, C Chase Roullier and LB Martrell Spaight inactive for Week 12 against the Giants.

Williams has been battling a right knee injury all season and couldn't get the green light playing on a short week. Ryan Anderson (knee), Zach Brown (Achilles), Ryan Grant (calf), Matt Ioannidis (hand, thigh), Anthony Lanier (knee), Morgan Moses (ankle, eye), Ty Nsekhe (core), Samaje Perine (finger) and Brandon Scherff (knee) are all active for Thursday night's Thanksgiving nightcap at FedEx Field.
Nov 23 - 7:28 PM

Jordan Reed (hamstring) is out for Thursday night's Week 12 game against the Giants.

Reed was initially listed questionable and labeled a game-time decision by coach Jay Gruden just 45 minutes ago, but the team has since corrected the injury report. Vernon Davis gets the green light against the league's worst tight end defense and is a strong play in daily leagues on Thanksgiving.
Nov 22 - 1:38 PM

Jordan Reed (hamstring) is questionable for Thursday's Week 12 game against the Giants.

Reed didn't practice Monday or Tuesday, but coach Jay Gruden said he'll be a game-time call. At this point, it would be better for everyone if he just sits. Vernon Davis has been better than Reed anyway, and Reed wouldn't be anywhere near 100 percent if he suits up. Davis remains a firm TE1.
Source: ESPN.com
Nov 22 - 12:46 PM

Jordan Reed (hamstring) missed Monday and Tuesday's practices ahead of Thursday's game against the Giants.

In other words, he's extremely unlikely to return on Thanksgiving. That sets up Vernon Davis for a huge game against the Giants' league-worst tight end defense. Always injured, Reed hasn't played since Week 8.
Nov 21 - 11:04 PM

Redskins placed LG Shawn Lauvao on injured reserve with a neck injury, ending his season.

Lauvao is 1-of-4 Redskins to hit injured reserve on Tuesday, including fellow starting lineman C Spencer Long. Oft injured, this is the second season in three Lauvao will finish on I.R. At least according to Pro Football Focus, he was performing as one of the worst interior linemen in the league before going down. Lauvao is headed for free agency. Ty Nsekhe finished Week 11 in Lauvao's place, and will presumably replace him going forward.
Nov 21 - 4:04 PM

Byron Marshall will take over as the Redskins' passing-down back following Chris Thompson's season-ending leg injury.

Marshall was signed off the Eagles' practice squad just one week ago. "(He's) a bright kid and willing to learn," coach Jay Gruden said. "He’s not going to have much of a choice. He’s going to have to." The third-down back is a heavily utilized position in Gruden's offense, but Marshall won't simply assume Thompson's lost targets. For now, Marshall should not be considered PPR viable.
Source: ESPN.com
Nov 21 - 2:49 PM

Redskins placed Terrelle Pryor (ankle), Chris Thompson (leg), and C Spencer Long (quad) on injured reserve.

Pryor underwent ankle surgery on Monday which will bring his first and almost certainly only season in Washington to a close. Pryor finishes the year with just 20 catches for 240 yards and a touchdown. He will likely have to settle for prove-it type deals again once he hits free agency.
Nov 21 - 12:17 PM

Redskins FS Montae Nicholson is in the concussion protocol.

The fourth-round rookie has made six starts but missed some time with injury. He's been providing solid, if unspectacular, snaps.
Nov 20 - 3:09 PM


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