Washington Redskins

Washington Redskins

Player News - Redskins

Date: Team: Pos:

Redskins OLB Ryan Kerrigan underwent arthroscopic knee surgery.

Kerrigan had been dealing with knee soreness throughout the offseason. He'll be sidelined for the majority of OTAs, but isn't expected to miss significant time. The injury comes at a bad time for Kerrigan, who had been in extension talks with the Redskins. Kerrigan's knee scope shouldn't impact his training camp status.
May 20 - 5:03 PM

The Redskins thought CB David Amerson regressed last season.

That's putting it nicely. Amerson was a walking blowtorch last season, grading out 108th among 108 qualifying corners in PFF's grades. Quarterbacks had an outrageous 140.2 rating when throwing at him and he surrendered 10 touchdowns. Fantasy owners should be praying the Redskins are forced into starting Amerson instead of LCB Bashaud Breeland or DeAngelo Hall at some point this year. Chris Culliver was signed to be their every-down right corner.
Source: ESPN.com
May 19 - 9:08 AM

Third-round RB Matt Jones said he knows Alfred Morris is "going to be the starter."

The question isn't if Alf will start -- it's how much of the work Jones will be able to siphon off. The Washington Post says the 6'2/231 Jones "certainly could see the field often as a rookie" and coach Jay Gruden has already left room for some kind of RBBC. Morris losing any early-down work will be devastating to his value because he is already a non-factor on passing downs.
May 18 - 9:18 AM

Coach Jay Gruden wouldn’t rule out third-round RB Matt Jones cutting into Alfred Morris’ workload.

"We'll see," Gruden said. "That's what training camp is for. We've been very impressed." Jones' running ability is difficult to evaluate on college tape because Florida's Jeff Driskel-led offense was so putrid, but the rookie offers good receiving skills for a power back and can hold up in pass protection. Jones could be an option to replace Morris on third downs over Silas Redd and Chris Thompson. The Redskins seem open to using a committee backfield after investing a top-100 pick into Jones.
May 16 - 7:10 PM

ESPN Redskins reporter John Keim believes there's a "50-percent chance" the team extends Alfred Morris' contract.

The Skins are currently trying to extend OLB Ryan Kerrigan and LT Trent Williams. Although Morris has been durable and largely productive, he is a two-down grinder only, and was not drafted by Washington's current regime, which did invest a second-day pick into Florida RB Matt Jones. We'd go as far as to guess there's a less than 50 percent chance the Redskins lock up Morris.
Source: ESPN.com
May 14 - 9:35 AM

Redskins signed No. 5 overall pick RT Brandon Scherff to a four-year contract.

The Redskins' 10-man draft class is now under contract. The Redskins passed on USC DT Leonard Williams to select Scherff, who will slide in at right tackle as a bookend to stud left tackle Trent Williams.
May 12 - 12:41 PM

GM Scot McCloughan says the Redskins have "reached out" to contract-year LT Trent Williams.

"We’re going to take care of our own," McCloughan said. "It’s very important." Two months shy of his 27th birthday, Williams is one of the league's best left tackles. If talks stall, Williams could be slapped with the franchise tag next offseason.
Source: ESPN.com
May 11 - 3:27 PM

The Redskins have been discussing an extension with contract-year OLB Ryan Kerrigan.

Kerrigan led the Redskins with 13.5 sacks last season, and has managed at least 7.5 each of his four years in the league. With Brian Orakpo gone to Tennessee, Kerrigan is the Redskins' undisputed top pass rusher. GM Scot McCloughan hasn't put a timetable on a potential deal. "Just the fact that we’re in negotiations proves we want him to be around us for a long time," McCloughan said. "I want him to have a second contract and hopefully a third contract with the Redskins."
Source: ESPN.com
May 11 - 3:23 PM

Coach Jay Gruden expects a "big jump" from Robert Griffin III heading into his second year in Gruden's system.

"You’re not really thinking about who’s where, what’s my footwork," Gruden said. "Everything should come a lot more natural for you, and hopefully, we see that transition from year one to year two in this system with the terminology and knowing where to go with your footwork and anticipation of getting the ball out quicker." It's a much different tone than the one Gruden took late in 2014. RGIII still isn't a natural fit for Gruden's system, while Gruden appears to have little interest in catering it to his quarterback. RGIII will be under constant threat of benching in 2015.
May 11 - 2:39 PM

ESPN Redskins reporter John Keim believes 2014 third-rounder Spencer Long could be the team's starting right guard in 2015.

Long played just six snaps as a rookie, but incumbent Chris Chester was ineffective in 2014. Chester is also due $3.5 million. Per Keim, the coaching staff believes Long "progressed well during the year," and will be a factor this season. He'll get every opportunity to unseat Chester.
Source: ESPN.com
May 11 - 2:24 PM

Redskins signed LB Preston Smith, RB Matt Jones, WR Jamison Crowder, OL Arie Kouandjio, LB Martrell Spaight, S Kyshoen Jarrett, CB Tevin Mitchel, WR Evan Spencer and C Austin Reiter to four-year contracts.

The Redskins get deals done with nine of their 10 draft picks well ahead of Friday's rookie minicamp. The only one unsigned is No. 5 overall pick Brandon Scherff. Thanks to the NFL's slotting system, the only thing for the sides to haggle over is offset money.
May 11 - 8:48 AM

Redskins GM Scot McCloughan compared third-round RB Matt Jones to Marshawn Lynch.

McCloughan was Seattle's senior personnel executive when the Seahawks traded for Lynch in 2010. "Matt Jones reminds me a lot - a lot - of Marshawn from the standpoint that he’s north-south, he’s downhill and he’s not afraid of contact," McCloughan said. "He’s going to hit you and he’s going to keep hitting you until you get tired of tackling him." Redskins starter Alfred Morris is entering a contract year and is coming off his worst season as a pro.
May 11 - 8:15 AM

CSN Washington doesn’t consider S Duke Ihenacho a lock for the 53-man roster.

Ihenacho was tendered by the Redskins despite spending all but three games on I.R. last year. With Dashon Goldson and Jeron Johnson locked in as starters, he’s competing with Phillip Thomas, Trenton Robinson, and sixth-rounder Kyshoen Jarrett for backup duties. Ihenacho needs to prove he’s over his health issues to return as Washington’s No. 3 safety.
May 9 - 9:03 PM

Redskins agreed to terms with No. 181 overall pick S Kyshoen Jarrett on a four-year contract.

Jarrett made 38 starts at Virginia Tech, where he wasn't particularly productive. He showed slightly above-average athleticism at the Combine. Jarrett is an intense, energetic tackler who should earn his living on special teams.
May 8 - 2:59 PM

Redskins signed fourth-round WR/PR Jamison Crowder to a four-year contract.

Small and long-speed deficient, Crowder doesn't project as a big-time offensive producer in the pros, but he scored four punt return touchdowns between his junior and senior seasons at Duke. He'll likely max out as a return specialist with some package-specific slot receiver value in Washington.
May 8 - 2:09 PM


Highest Searched Players over the last 7 days


Video Center

  •  
    Short: MLB Fantasy Mailbag

    Short: MLB Fantasy Mailbag
  •  
    Short: Strasburg

    Short: Strasburg's slow start
  •  
    Beer

    Beer's MLB 6-Pack: Wednesday
  •  
    MLB On The Bump: Wednesday

    MLB On The Bump: Wednesday
  •  
    Beer

    Beer's MLB 6-Pack: Tuesday
  •  
    MLB On The Bump: Tuesday

    MLB On The Bump: Tuesday
  •  
    Beer

    Beer's MLB 6-Pack: Monday
  •  
    MLB On The Bump: Monday

    MLB On The Bump: Monday