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Washington Could Play Two Straight Weeks In London

Nov 25, 2015 11:46 AM

Washington could become the first team to play two NFL games in London in the same season and in consecutive weeks.

Washington will face the Cincinnati Bengals on Oct. 30th at Wembley Stadium and could also face the St. Louis Rams a week earlier at Twickenham Stadium depending on how the teams finish.

In Wednesday's announcement, the NFL only said the Rams would face an NFC East opponent.

"Washington may play in consecutive weeks in London in 2016, depending on the final standings," the NFL said. "At minimum, they will face the Bengals in Week 8."

Chris Lehourites/AP

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ESPN Ranks Haynesworth, Harvin As Worst Ever NFL Contracts

Nov 11, 2015 2:11 PM

ESPN ranks Albert Haynesworth's seven-year, $100 million contract with $41 million guaranteed with Washington as the worst contract in NFL history.

Washington actually paid out $38 million for two seasons.

Percy Harvin's six-year, $67 million contract with $25 million guaranteed with the Seattle Seahawks ranked second.

3. Michael Johnson, Tampa Bay Buccaneers (2014): Five-year, $43.8 million, $24 million guaranteed
4. Michael Vick, Atlanta Falcons (2005): 10-year, $130 million, $37 million guaranteed
5. Matt Flynn, Seattle Seahawks (2012): Three-year, $26 million, $10 million guaranteed
6. Jay Cutler, Chicago Bears (2014): Seven-year, $126.7 million, $64 million guaranteed
7. Nnamdi Asomugha, Philadelphia Eagles (2011): Five-year, $60 million, $25 million guaranteed
8. Jeff George, Washington (2000): Four-year, $18.3 million
9. Larry Brown, Oakland Raiders (1996): Five-year, $12.5 million, $3.5 million guaranteed
10. Javon Walker, Oakland Raiders (2008): Six-year, $55 million, $16 million guaranteed

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Tags: Seattle Seahawks, Washington Redskins

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Washington Received No Offers For Robert Griffin III

Nov 3, 2015 5:36 PM

Washington didn't receive any offers for Robert Griffin III, who hasn't played at all this season.

The $16.155 million on option on Griffin was picked up by Washington last spring in a move Bruce Allen called a no-brainer at the time.

Griffin's injury history made it a gamble, as did the fact that Jay Gruden didn't believe in him.

Multiple NFL people, from assistant coaches to executives, speculated that any team trading for Griffin might feel they need to change their offense to suit him. This would make an in-season acquisition difficult for any team.

John Keim/ESPN

Tags: Washington Redskins, Misc Rumor, Trade Rumor

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PFF: Kirk Cousins Was NFL's Worst Player In Week 6

Oct 21, 2015 12:35 PM

Kirk Cousins was the worst player in the NFL during Week 6, according to Pro Football Focus.

Cousins had two interceptions in Washington's loss against the New York Jets.

Cousins completed only 25 percent of his passes of 10 yards or more and his -6.8 grade was nearly twice as bad as the second-worst QB. 

Despite his struggles this season, Jay Gruden continues to support starting Cousins.

Scott Allen/Washington Post

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Jay Gruden Continuing 'Investment' In Kirk Cousins

Oct 19, 2015 11:16 AM

Jay Gruden continues to stand behind Kirk Cousins as quarterback of Washington despite continued struggles.

Cousins has a passer rating of 77.4 and a 2-4 record this season.

"We'll have to look at the film," Gruden said. "I'd like to see what happens when we get our full cast of characters back. There were opportunities for Kirk to make some plays. He missed some throws. We have spent a lot of time, invested a lot of time this season in Kirk. We stand behind Kirk. We'll see what happens next week with Tampa."

"I'm here to support the team," said Robert Griffin III. "Not expecting anything. It's not my call. I was not expecting it."

Judy Battista/NFL.com

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DeSean Jackson Out 3-4 Weeks With Strained Hamstring

Sep 14, 2015 1:39 PM

DeSean Jackson will miss three to four weeks with a strained hamstring.

Jackson is in his second season with Washington.

Adam Schefter/ESPN

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Washington To Keep Robert Griffin III As Backup QB

Sep 5, 2015 11:43 AM

Washington plan to keep Robert Griffin III as their backup quarterback and will not release him ahead of Saturday's roster deadline.

Daniel Snyder and president Bruce Allen want to keep Griffin despite the financial risk associated with retaining him.

Griffin, who has been sidelined since Aug. 20 with a concussion, was scheduled to consult with an independent neurologist Friday.


Tags: Washington Redskins, Free Agent Rumor, Injury, Misc Rumor

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Griffin Denies Liking Post Criticizing Washington

Sep 1, 2015 12:22 PM

Robert Griffin III has blamed an intern for liking a post on Instagram that criticized the Washington organization, including Dan Snyder and the front office. The post also lauded Griffin.

"I just wanted to set the record straight on this one," wrote Griffin on Instagram. "I did not "like" that IG post ridiculing our team. I have not been social media active consistently for awhile now and am ultra-focused on working to get back on the field and trying to help this team. One of our interns who helps with Instagram liked the post. As soon as I was made aware of it, it was immediately unliked. That is not how I feel and I appreciate your understanding."

Some high-ranking Washington officials and coaches want to part ways with Griffin, who has been sidelined with concussion symptoms, but are meeting resistance from ownership.


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Washington To Start Kirk Cousins, Interested In Trading Robert Griffin

Aug 31, 2015 10:50 AM

Washington has named Kirk Cousins their Week 1 starter at quarterback.

The decision to start Cousins comes amid turmoil surrounding quarterback Robert Griffin III, who missed Saturday's preseason game because of concussion symptoms.

Some high ranking officials and coaches within the organization would like to trade Griffin, but are meeting resistance from ownership.

Washington has even discussed trading away Griffin.

Cousins completed 20 of 27 passes for 190 yards, a touchdown and an interception Saturday in Washington's 31-13 victory over the Baltimore Ravens.

Dianna Russini/ESPN

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Robert Griffin III Will Be Reevaluated In 1-2 Weeks

Aug 28, 2015 11:18 PM

Robert Griffin III has not been cleared by doctors to play in Washington's preseason game on Saturday.

Griffin suffered concussion-like symptoms in an Aug. 20 preseason game against the Detroit Lions, but practiced all week and was initially cleared by independent neurologist Robert N. Kurtzke.

However, the team reversed course Friday.

It was unclear even Thursday whether Griffin had indeed suffered a concussion. 

John Keim/ESPN

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Junior Galette Out For Season With Torn Achilles
Junior Galette was released by the Saints earlier this summer, less than a year after they signed him to an extension worth up to $41 million.

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Washington Perhaps Prematurely Believes RGIII's Concussion Not Severe
Washington's medical staff will continue to monitor Robert Griffin for lingering symptoms and any setbacks.

Mike Jones/Washington Post

Robert Griffin III Feels He's Best Quarterback In NFL
Robert Griffin III has struggled with injuries since the end of his rookie season.

John Keim/ESPN

Washington Won't Change Nickname For New Stadium
Despite protests from Native Americans and others, Washington has maintained they won't change their longtime nickname.

John Keim/ESPN

Niles Paul Out For 2015 With Fractured Ankle
Niles Paul was set to be Washington's starting tight end.

Chris Wesseling/NFL.com

DeSean Jackson Separates Shoulder
DeSean Jackson is beginning his second season with Washington.

Kevin Patra/NFL.com

Ryan Kerrigan Agrees To $57.5M Extension With Washington
Ryan Kerrigan is now the third-highest paid linebacker in the NFL behind Justin Houston and Clay Matthews.

John Keim/ESPN

Haynesworth: You Have To Become Insane To Survive In NFL
Albert Haynesworth wrote an open letter talking to the 14-year-old version of himself for The Players Tribune.

Albert Haynesworth/The Players Tribune

Jay Gruden Hopes To Find Stability At Quarterback
Robert Griffin III will be the starter to begin the season and Jay Gruden has made it clear he must play well to keep the job.

John Keim/ESPN

Santana Moss Wants To Continue Playing Career
Santana Moss caught just 10 passes for 116 yards off 133 snaps in 2014 for Washington.

Marc Sessler/NFL.com

Jay Gruden: Robert Griffin III Should Take Big Leap In 2015
Robert Griffin agreed that things feel different in terms of "knowing what coach wants and growing together."

Josh Alper/Pro Football Talk

McCloughan: Matt Jones Has Similar Style As Marshawn Lynch
Washington drafted Matt Jones in the third round and could eventually replace Alfred Morris at running back.

Chris Wesseling/NFL.com

Fred Davis Reinstated By NFL
Fred Davis was suspended indefinitely by the NFL in February 2014 for his second violation of the league's substance abuse policy.


Washington Looking To Move Down From No. 5
When Scot McCloughan was with the 49ers, the team selected three offensive linemen, a defensive lineman, a linebacker and a tight end in the first round.

Kevin Patra/NFL.com

Washington Picks Up Fifth-Year Option On Robert Griffin III
Robert Griffin was named starting quarterback for the 2015 season back in February.

Andrew Walker/NFL.com

Robert Griffin III Expects Washington To Not Draft Quarterback
Washington has until May 3 to pick up their option for the 2016 season on Robert Griffin.

Chris Wesseling/NFL.com

Dashon Goldson Traded By Buccaneers To Washington
Dashon Goldson was signed to a five-year, $41 million contract in 2013.

Pat Yasinskas/ESPN

Washington Could Take Marcus Mariota At No. 5
John Clayton reported earlier this offseason that Scot McCloughan would take Marcus Mariota if he fell to No. 5.

John Keim/ESPN

Colt McCoy Re-Signs With Washington
For the season, Colt McCoy completed 91 of 128 passes for 1,057 yards, four touchdowns and three interceptions.

Adam Schefter/ESPN

Washington Signs Chris Culliver To Four-Year, $32M Deal
Per Pro Football Focus, Chris Culliver's plus-10.8 coverage grade over the final 13 games ranked fifth-best among cornerbacks.

John Keim/ESPN

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