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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

ESPN's John Keim considers DeAngelo Hall a candidate for the Redskins' free safety job.

With Hall coming off two Achilles' surgeries there's concern he doesn't have the speed to stay at corner. Washington doesn't have any proven options over him and signed career-backup Jeron Johnson to start on the strong side. Going on 32, Hall could benefit from moving to a less demanding position. The Redskins are also expected to have interest in FS Dashon Goldson if/when he's released.
Source: ESPN.com
Mar 25 - 6:40 PM

Coach Jay Gruden suggested Chris Thompson is likely to get the "first crack" at replacing Roy Helu as the Redskins' third-down back.

Silas Redd is also a possibility. Alfred Morris continues to be a non-factor in the passing game, which should open up work for Thompson and Redd on passing downs. Redd and Thompson combined for just 86 snaps last season, so experience is an issue. Thompson has drawn some loose Darren Sproles comps.
Mar 25 - 11:35 AM

Coach Jay Gruden said he expects Morgan Moses and Tom Compton to compete for the starting job at right tackle.

Moses is coming off a Lisfranc injury that sent him to I.R. in December, so it's possible he isn't even ready for training camp. Compton was a 2012 sixth-round pick who started the final nine games at right tackle last season, but got destroyed both as a run and pass blocker. It's a position of need.
Mar 25 - 10:48 AM

The Redskins are undecided on Robert Griffin III's fifth-year team option for 2016.

"We’ve had some early discussion on it," new GM Scot McCloughan said. "We’re still talking it through." The team has until May 3 to decide on the non-guaranteed, $16 million option. It's hard to see owner Dan Snyder letting McCloughan and coach Jay Gruden decide "no."
Mar 24 - 5:03 PM

ESPN Redskins reporter John Keim believes coach Jay Gruden wants to get rid of Robert Griffin III.

"If it were up to the coach, Griffin would be gone," Keim said. Griffin was named the starter in February, but that decision likely came from above Gruden's head. Griffin will be given every opportunity to solidify himself in the Redskins' lineup, but without the full support of the head coach, it is not a given Griffin will hold the starting job all season.
Source: ESPN.com
Mar 21 - 12:48 PM

Redskins re-signed QB Colt McCoy to a one-year contract.

The gang is back together in Washington with McCoy, Robert Griffin III and Kirk Cousins forming one of the league's more lackluster quarterback trios. Nobody's job is safe, especially if the Redskins wind up taking Marcus Mariota with the fifth pick in next month's draft. For now, we'll pencil McCoy in at No. 3 on the depth chart behind Cousins and projected starter RGIII.
Mar 17 - 12:13 PM

Redskins signed S Jeron Johnson, formerly of the Seahawks, to a two-year, $4 million contract.

The Redskins turned to Johnson after missing out on Ron Parker and Marcus Gilchrist. Johnson is a bit of an unknown after backing up Kam Chancellor and Earl Thomas the past two seasons in Seattle, but will compete for a starting job in Washington. Ryan Clark has retired, while the Redskins wisely let Brandon Meriweather walk in free agency. Johnson's familiarity with GM Scot McCloughan, who came from the Seahawks' front office, likely played a role in his decision.
Mar 16 - 12:46 PM

Silas Redd is a candidate to replace Roy Helu on third downs and in passing situations.

Helu carved out a nice role as the Redskins' passing-down back, but he's off to Oakland. Redd (182 yards on 24 touches last year) tops the Redskins' list of in-house options, though his pass blocking is a bit suspect. Pierre Thomas is the best passing-down back left in free agency.
Mar 16 - 8:52 AM

Redskins re-signed CB Justin Rogers.

Rogers was signed in December last season and appeared in the final three games. He'll compete for one of Washington's final roster spots if he makes it to training camp.
Mar 13 - 5:05 PM

Free agent S Jeron Johnson will visit the Redskins.

New Skins GM Scot McCloughan should have a good read on Johnson after spending a few years in Seattle's front office. Johnson is primarily a special teamer, but Washington may envision him as having the ability to do more.
Mar 13 - 1:18 PM


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