Player News - Redskins

Date: Team: Pos:

Redskins LT Trent Williams (knee) has been removed from the injury report.

Williams has missed practice time the last two weeks, but his status was never in doubt. Redskins C Kory Lichtensteiger (questionable, back) is also fully expected to play against the Giants.
Sep 24 - 2:19 PM

Josh Doctson (Achilles) is questionable for Week 3 against the Giants.

Dotson has been a limited participant at practice this week. His status for Week 3 has never been in doubt, though the first-round rookie is little more than a role player at this point. Doctson is best viewed as a WR5.
Sep 23 - 1:46 PM

DeSean Jackson is no longer on the Redskins' Week 3 injury report.

Dealing with knee and ankle issues, Jackson was held out of Wednesday's practice, limited on Thursday, and turned in a full session on Friday. He'll be all systems go for a tough matchup against the Giants' improved defense.
Sep 23 - 1:36 PM

When speaking with the media on Thursday, Washington DC Joe Barry did not divulge the team's plans for matching up cornerbacks on Odell Beckham this week.

Washington CB Josh Norman strictly played the right side of the Redskins secondary through the first seven quarters of the season. In the fourth quarter of Week 2 however, Norman began to shadow Dallas' Dez Bryant, a tactic the team may use again in Week 3 to defend Giants WR Odell Beckham. "We've come up with a game plan for Sunday against the Giants, and we’re going to feel good with it and we’re going to roll with it," said Barry. The Redskins D/ST isn't an appealing Week 3 fantasy option no matter where Norman is lined up.
Sep 22 - 6:04 PM

Redskins coach Jay Gruden wants to feature the running game more in the red zone.

The Redskins have only five rushing attempts inside the 20-yard line through two games. That's compared to 17 pass attempts. Only San Diego has passed more in the red zone. Matt Jones is still more RB3 than RB2 for the time being, but his value is stabilizing a bit.
Sep 22 - 2:55 PM

Redskins coach Jay Gruden says DeSean Jackson's (knee, ankle) Friday practice will be key in determining his Week 3 status.

"With a sprinter like that, he needs to be full go," Gruden said, suggesting D-Jax's limited Thursday participation wasn't enough. Gruden said a few deep balls will be fed to Jackson on Friday to see if he's "full speed." Owners can keep Jackson penciled in as their WR3, but need to have an alternative ready.
Sep 22 - 2:52 PM

DeSean Jackson (knee, ankle) returned to a limited practice on Thursday.

ESPN Redskins reporter John Keim noted that Jackson was limited to individual drills but was able to "plant and cut." Barring a setback, D-Jax should be okay for Sunday's divisional matchup against the Giants. Consider the Redskins' deep threat a boom-or-bust WR3.
Sep 22 - 2:51 PM

Josh Doctson (Achilles') remained limited Thursday.

The Redskins are likely just managing Doctson's reps after he barely practiced over the summer. Doctson is a WR5 as he gets his NFL feet wet.
Sep 22 - 2:44 PM

Josh Doctson (Achilles) was limited in Wednesday's practice.

Doctson didn't look to suffer any setbacks in his return last week. Washington surprisingly featured him with three red-zone targets, but he failed to come down with any of them. Doctson should be fine for Week 3.
Sep 21 - 5:25 PM

DeSean Jackson (knee, ankle) did not practice Wednesday.

Coach Jay Gruden said Jackson's injury happened around the third quarter in the Week 2 loss to the Cowboys. Jackson was at practice Wednesday, but was merely a spectator. If he plays Week 3 against the Giants, Jackson will be hard to trust as more than a boom-or-bust WR3 in a tough matchup.
Sep 21 - 2:50 PM

Redskins coach Jay Gruden says he has "total faith" in Kirk Cousins.

"We have total faith that Kirk will get it done, and he will get it done," said Gruden. "He has proven that he can be a successful quarterback in this league." Those are the type of cookie-cutter remarks you'd expect from a coach when his star player is going through a rough patch. Lip service or not, Cousins doesn't appear to be in danger of losing his starting job. The contract-year quarterback is off to a nightmare start and rumors have surfaced that he's starting to lose the locker room. Gruden's vote of confidence helps but ultimately it's up to Cousins to right the ship. He'll try to do that Sunday against the Giants.
Source: ESPN.com
Sep 20 - 11:21 AM

Redskins placed NT Kedric Golston (hamstring) on injured reserve.

He got hurt on the first play of Sunday's loss to Dallas. Golston was originally diagnosed with a strained hamstring but obviously his MRI results revealed something more serious. Practice squad DL Matt Ioannidis will take his place on the active roster.
Sep 19 - 3:27 PM

Kirk Cousins has completed just 5-of-17 passes for 34 yards, one touchdown, and two interceptions in the red zone this season.

Cousins was stellar in the scoring area last season, completing 64 percent of his throws and posting 22 touchdowns against zero interceptions. The red-zone struggles help explain why Cousins has just one touchdown on 89 attempts through two games. Cousins is not playing well, but the touchdowns will come eventually. He will remain a fantasy factor in a pass-first offense with plenty of weapons.
Source: ESPN
Sep 19 - 10:37 AM

PFT's Mike Florio reports Redskins players "have begun to complain about quarterback Kirk Cousins, pointing to a lack of decisiveness, erratic play, and confusion" following the Week 2 loss to the Cowboys.

The Redskins are off to an 0-2 start after winning the NFC East last season. Cousins has thrown one touchdown and three interceptions across the two games and has looked wholly inaccurate at times. It's still early enough in the season, but the Giants are 2-0 and have the Redskins on tap next. "He can watch the tape, find out what’s going on if he’s not sure what the indecision might be, why he’s missing some throws, but you know, it’s a tough game" coach Jay Gruden said Sunday. "He’s got to make some tough throws and usually ones he would normally hit but he missed a few today." Some players reportedly believe Colt McCoy would play with more "poise." Cousins isn't in danger of being benched anytime soon.
Sep 18 - 8:25 PM

Vernon Davis caught 5-of-5 targets for 51 yards in the Redskins' Week 2 loss to the Cowboys.

He had only one target in Week 1. Davis can be a useful No. 2 tight end in Washington's pass-first offense, but he won't be a fantasy option unless something happens to Jordan Reed.
Sep 18 - 5:40 PM


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