Player News - Redskins

Date: Team: Pos:

Redskins re-signed ILB Will Compton to a one-year, $1.797 million contract.

It's the value of his low tender as a restricted free agent. The Redskins badly need to figure out their inside linebacker situation to help improve the run defense. Washington added Zach Brown as a free agent, leaving Compton and Mason Foster to compete for the other starting job on the inside in the 3-4 front.
Apr 24 - 12:16 PM

Redskins re-signed RB Chris Thompson to a one-year, $2.746 million contract.

Friday was the deadline for teams to sign restricted free agents to offer sheets. Thompson totaled five touchdowns (three rushing, two receiving) for the Redskins last year while finishing 12th among running backs with 49 catches. He'll continue to serve as Washington's primary passing-down back.
Apr 21 - 4:11 PM

Talking to Peter King on The MMQB Podcast, Kirk Cousins said he wants "to be where I’m wanted."

"That’s what I’ve said all along," Cousins continued. "When a team is willing to step up and commit to me fully for the long haul, then why would I want to be anywhere else?" Cousins added he loves Washington's organization and fan base and wants to "add to that great history," but that does not mean he is going to sign the cut-rate deal (relatively speaking) the Redskins have reportedly offered. If they are serious about keeping Cousins around, they have a lot of work to do to prove he is "wanted."
Apr 20 - 9:58 AM

Terrelle Pryor and Kirk Cousins are working out together this offseason.

Many quarterbacks and receivers do this every year, but it's notable with Pryor recently joining the team and Pryor and Cousins entering contract years together. Jordan Reed, Josh Doctson, and Jamison Crowder have joined Pryor and Cousins. The entire crew stayed at ESPN's Jon Gruden's house and worked with the former coach. "There were a couple routes I had to run a couple times because he’s a timing thrower, and he throws it to spots," Pryor said of Cousins. "But we'll get there." With targets up for grabs in D.C., Pryor has a chance for another career year in an efficient, pass-heavy offense.
Source: ESPN.com
Apr 14 - 9:34 AM

Speaking Tuesday, Kirk Cousins said the next move was up to the Redskins in long-term talks.

"The ball's in the team's court," Cousins said. "I'm under contract, (and I'm) comfortable playing under the contract I signed." Cousins also said he's been assured he won't be traded. According to multiple reports, the Redskins have yet to offer Cousins more than $20 million per season. It signals a lack of seriousness in the current quarterback market. Cousins seems legitimately content to once again bet on himself and head to free agency in 2018.
Source: ESPN.com
Apr 11 - 7:21 PM

According to the police report, Junior Galette was seen "striking another individual" before running away from an officer.

The officer caught up with Galette and used a stun gun to subdue him. Galette was originally arrested for simple assault, but he was ultimately charged with disorderly conduct and failure to comply with police orders before being released on $500 bond. The lack of an assault charge is good news for Galette considering his history, but the revelation he was seen hitting someone could still spark an investigation and discipline from the league. The Redskins released a statement saying they are "aware of the incident" and "gathering information."
Apr 11 - 11:02 AM

WLOX Biloxi reports Redskins OLB Junior Galette was arrested Friday night for disorderly conduct and failure to comply with police orders.

WLOX reports Galette was involved in a fight at MGM Park in Biloxi, Mississippi before fleeing. Attorney Ralph Whalen confirmed to The New Orleans Advocate Galette was arrested, but he did not comment on the specifics of the case. This is not the first time Galette has faced legal trouble, and 2015 accusations of domestic violence ultimately ended his time in New Orleans, although the charges were eventually dropped. He has been with the Redskins the last two seasons, but both were spent on injured reserve with Achilles' injuries.
Source: WLOX
Apr 10 - 9:41 PM

Coach Jay Gruden said Josh Doctson (Achilles) will be moved slowly through OTAs.

Doctson should get in some limited work, but isn’t 100 percent recovered from his Achilles' issue. The Redskins hope he’ll be full speed for training camp. In an ideal world, the Redskins will be able to line up Doctson opposite Terrelle Pryor with Jamison Crowder in the slot this sesaon.
Apr 8 - 5:09 PM

Redskins coach Jay Gruden acknowledged the team has several issues to fix in the red zone.

Washington converted just 46 percent of their red-zone opportunities into touchdowns last season, which was better than only the Texans and Jets. They addressed the issue somewhat by adding 6-foot-4 Terrelle Pryor, 6-foot-3 Brian Quick, and getting back 6-foot-2 sophomore Josh Doctson from injury, but Gruden does not think size outside is the panacea for red-zone woes. "There’s other issues, without a doubt," Gruden said. "Our running game has got to improve down there ... and some of the pass concepts, we’ve got to get our quarterback more comfortable." Gruden added Kirk Cousins can help the situation by buying time and extending plays on his own. Despite impressive yardage production last season, Washington's offense has plenty of room to grow.
Apr 4 - 10:12 AM

Redskins agreed to terms with ILB Zach Brown, formerly of the Bills, on a one-year contract.

The deal is worth "a maximum value of $4.65 million" and contains a $500,000 signing bonus. 27-year-old Brown established career highs in tackles (149) and forced fumbles (2) in Buffalo last season, although his play leveled off after a hot start, and the Bills' run defense ultimately went in the tank. Washington's defense also struggled versus the run in 2016. In D.C., Brown will compete with incumbents Mason Foster and Will Compton for two starting inside linebacker spots.
Apr 3 - 3:44 PM

Free agent ILB Zach Brown will visit the Redskins on Monday.

Mason Foster and Will Compton are the Redskins' incumbent starters at inside linebacker. Brown would likely replace Compton in the starting lineup. Brown has also drawn interest from the Dolphins, Raiders, and Bills. Miami is believed to have dropped out of the running, making Oakland, Washington, and a return to Buffalo Brown's likeliest destinations.
Apr 2 - 2:00 PM

According to ESPN's John Keim, the Redskins' offer to Kirk Cousins was for five years and around $20 million annually.

The $20 million annual salary had already been reported, but this is the first mention of a five-year offer. Per Keim, the five-year extension would have been on top of Cousins' $23.94 million franchise tag for 2017, essentially making it a six-year pact. The deal was reportedly low on guarantees, which obviously wasn't going to fly with Cousins. Keim expects Cousins to "wait and see how things play out" this season before committing to the Redskins long term. There were rumblings earlier this offseason that Cousins was interested in reuniting with Kyle Shanahan in San Francisco, possibly in 2018.
Source: ESPN.com
Apr 2 - 10:55 AM

The Palm Beach Post reports the Dolphins are doubtful to sign free agent LB Zach Brown.

It leaves the Raiders as his most likely landing spot. Brown has been holding out for more money, but it sounds like he's going to have to settle for a reduced deal.
Mar 31 - 6:11 PM

Redskins coach Jay Gruden says he's "really, really excited" about second-year DE Anthony Lanier.

An UDFA out of small-school Alabama A&M, Lanier was active only four games as a rookie, but lasted the entire year on the 53-man roster. The Redskins wouldn't have kept him around if they didn't have high hopes. Lanier is a rangy 6-foot-6, 290 pounds. There are snaps for the taking after Washington let Chris Baker and Stephen Paea walk in free agency.
Source: ESPN.com
Mar 30 - 7:03 PM

The Washington Post reports the Redskins haven't made Kirk Cousins an offer since February.

Per reporter Mike Jones, the Redskins are still offering "roughly" $20 million per year and "low guarantees." In real-world terms, it's a boat load of money. In franchise quarterback terms, it's an insult. The Redskins are not going to win Cousins back without significantly sweetening their offer, something dictatorial front office power struggle winner Bruce Allen seems loath to do.
Mar 30 - 6:39 PM


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