Player News - Redskins

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The Washington Post doesn’t consider DeAngelo Hall’s roster spot in jeopardy.

There was speculation over Hall’s status after playing in the preseason finale, but he’s expected to be one of the Redskins’ top three corners. Hall could start Week 1 opposite Chris Culliver, with David Amerson or Justin Rogers playing in nickel.
Sep 4 - 5:14 PM

Duke Ihenacho has won the Redskins' starting strong safety job.

He beat out Jeron Johnson, who was signed as a free agent after spending the first four years of his career in Seattle. Ihenacho is a "box" safety who started 14 games for the 2013 Broncos. He missed most of last season with a broken heel.
Sep 4 - 9:17 AM

The Redskins confirm Robert Griffin III (concussion) could be cleared to return as early as Friday.

When/if RGIII gains final clearance is when the real drama will begin. Once deemed healthy, the No. 2 overall pick of the 2012 draft can be waived. It remains a mystery why the team originally said Griffin had been cleared last week only to back track, but so is life in Daniel Snyder's Washington.
Sep 3 - 10:43 PM

Redskins CB DeAngelo Hall will play in Thursday's preseason finale.

At risk of reading too deeply into it, it could be a sign that Hall's roster spot isn't assured. It's highly unusual for a 31-year-old, 12-year veteran to play in the exhibition finale, even coming off an injury-ruined season.
Sep 3 - 4:53 PM

Redskins rookie WR Jamison Crowder will not face league discipline for a June domestic violence accusation.

Crowder was accused of domestic violence through his Instagram account on June 4. He was never formally accused of any crime, and the NFL's investigation has apparently found nothing to suggest Crowder violated the personal conduct policy. Crowder will open the season as a special teams contributor.
Sep 3 - 9:53 AM

A neurologist is expected to examine Robert Griffin III (concussion) on Thursday or Friday.

ESPN Redskins reporter John Keim speculates Washington could decide to release Griffin if he is cleared. Griffin's $16.155 million fifth-year option is guaranteed for injury only, meaning Griffin has to pass a physical before the Redskins can release him. Given his injury history, even allowing Griffin to practice with the team the next year risks an injury which could leave Washington on the hook for his entire 2016 salary.
Source: ESPN
Sep 3 - 8:35 AM

The wife of Redskins GM Scot McCloughan -- Jessica McCloughan -- admitted Wednesday that she recently sent a disparaging tweet to an ESPN reporter accusing the reporter of performing sexual favors on Scot in exchange for news scoops.

Redskins PR director Tony Wyllie -- a known liar -- initially claimed that Jessica McCloughan's tweet came from a fake Twitter account, but she's since admitted it was hers and apologized. In a statement, Jessica wrote that her accusation was "unfounded and inappropriate" and stated she has "the utmost respect" for the reporter and ESPN. The Redskins have been a circus throughout Dan Snyder's ownership. That circus has continued into the tenure of respected talent evaluator Scot McCloughan, who took over as Redskins GM eight months ago.
Sep 2 - 8:28 PM

The Redskins envision Alfred Morris and Matt Jones as a "physical tandem" in the backfield.

Jones has cut up the preseason, averaging 6.95 YPC on 20 carries. He hits the hole with such explosiveness as a powerful downhill runner that the Redskins have been forced to give him back-to-back rest days to open up practice this week. Jones hasn't passed Morris on the depth chart, but the Redskins will use him plenty this year, giving him some standalone value as an RB4. If Morris were to get hurt, Jones would come into play as a high-end RB2.
Sep 2 - 9:27 AM

Robert Griffin III has been benched.

Like sands through the hourglass, so are the Days of Our Lives. Beset by never-ending drama and an inability to stay at 100 percent, RGIII has met his predictable end for the league's most dysfunctional franchise. It's possible he won't even be the first man off the bench, with vanilla coach Jay Gruden preferring Colt McCoy's pop-gun skill-set to RGIII's unrefined dual-threat aesthetic. Much of Griffin's issues are his own doing, but he's received zero help from a franchise that's offered bafflingly little support since making him a centerpiece three years ago. A trade or release is best for all parties involved, and the sooner, the better.
Aug 31 - 1:00 PM

Redskins coach Jay Gruden named Kirk Cousins the team's starting quarterback.

Gruden said Cousins "is the best quarterback on our roster" and will be the starter for all of 2015. That may be the intention today, but nothing in the Redskins' recent history suggests they will slide through the entire season with one quarterback. Cousins owns a 59-percent career completion rate and has thrown 19 interceptions to 18 touchdowns in his three-year career. Robert Griffin III and even Colt McCoy could still make starts this season.
Aug 31 - 12:46 PM

CBS Sports' Jason La Canfora reports the Redskins are not trying to trade Robert Griffin III.

La Canfora confirmed ESPN's report the team was informed Kirk Cousins would be the Week 1 starter, but he denied the team was actively trying to trade Griffin. Despite the lack of trade talk, La Canfora called Griffin's future with the organization "murky at best." Griffin's $16.155 million 2016 option is only guaranteed for injury, so it would be in the Redskins' best interests to keep him out of harm's way this season.
Aug 31 - 10:16 AM

ESPN's Dianna Marie Russini reports the Redskins have named Kirk Cousins as their Week 1 starter.

Over the weekend Russini reported Washington planned to start Cousins Week 1. She has taken it a step further this time by saying the team was informed of the decision to start Cousins this morning. Russini's original report was questioned by other national reporters like the NFL Network's Albert Breer, so it will be interesting to see if this one gets any pushback. It is becoming clear Robert Griffin III's time in Washington is nearing its end.
Aug 31 - 9:20 AM

The Washington Post reports Redskins owner Dan Snyder is not blocking a trade of Robert Griffin III.

A report from ESPN suggested coach Jay Gruden and GM Scot McCloughan would like to move on from Griffin, but they were meeting resistance from ownership. A source told The Washington Post the report was "100 percent wrong." Even if Washington wanted to move Griffin, they would struggle to find any takers. It would probably be best for all involved if Griffin moved on, but it is hard to see Washington cutting a quarterback they traded the farm for just three years ago.
Aug 31 - 8:23 AM

Citing multiple sources, Profootballtalk.com reports "no schism exists" between the Redskins' front office and owner Dan Snyder regarding the future of Robert Griffin III in Washington.

A previous ESPN report strongly hinted Redskins management and coaches want to move on from RG3, but are "meeting resistance from team ownership." PFT's Mike Florio contends that "this simply isn't true," and "everyone is on the same page." Florio insists Snyder is not hindering the Redskins' football operations. Based on Snyder's track record, that is arguably difficult to buy. Either way, Griffin's future in Washington is clear as mud.
Aug 30 - 8:40 PM

ESPN's Adam Schefter reports Redskins "front office officials and coaches" want to move on from Robert Griffin III, but are "meeting resistance from team ownership."

It's no secret owner Dan Snyder played a major role in spoiling RG3, resulting in clashes with both the Shanahan and Gruden coaching staffs. It now sounds like GM Scot McCloughan is on board with cutting ties on Griffin, but Snyder isn't letting the move happen. Schefter reports the Skins have gone so far as to shop RG3 on the trade market, "but have found no interest." A split between the Redskins' organization and Griffin seems imminent.
Source: ESPN.com
Aug 30 - 4:47 PM


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