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Robert Griffin III Expects Washington To Not Draft Quarterback

Apr 20, 2015 7:23 PM

Robert Griffin III does not expect Washington to draft a quarterback.

Washington has until May 3 to pick up their option for the 2016 season on Griffin.

If Jameis Winston drops to No. 5, Washington could revisit the strategy of not drafting a quarterback.

Chris Wesseling/NFL.com

Tags: Washington Redskins, Draft, Misc Rumor

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Dashon Goldson Traded By Buccaneers To Washington

Apr 3, 2015 10:49 AM

Washington has acquired Dashon Goldson from the Tampa Bay Buccaneers for a sixth round pick in 2016.

Goldson, who began his career with the San Francisco 49ers, was signed to a five-year, $41 million contract in 2013.

A source told ESPN that the Buccaneers will save $4 million in salary-cap space with this trade, but are still responsible for the other $4 million, which was guaranteed.

Pat Yasinskas/ESPN

Tags: Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Washington Redskins, Misc Rumor, Trade Rumor

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Washington Could Take Marcus Mariota At No. 5

Mar 24, 2015 10:11 PM

Washington is open to selecting a quarterback with the fifth overall pick in the 2015 NFL Draft.

Robert Griffin III has already been named the starter for 2015 and he cost Washington multiple picks in 2012.

John Clayton reported earlier this offseason that Scot McCloughan would take Heisman Trophy-winning quarterback Marcus Mariota if he fell to No. 5. While Mariota might not get that far, McCloughan said his only goal is selecting the best player, regardless of position.

Washington also has Kirk Cousins and Colt McCoy on their roster.

"No one will be handed a job from my standpoint," McCloughan said. "You have to earn it. That's what the NFL is about. I don't have any ties with any of the players. I didn't draft them. So I'm coming in -- prove it to me. Prove to me you deserve to be on the field. That's the way it should be in the NFL."


If Washington were to draft Mariota, a quarterback controversy would immediately emerge.

John Keim/ESPN

Tags: Washington Redskins, Draft, Draft Misc, Misc Rumor

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Colt McCoy Re-Signs With Washington

Mar 17, 2015 4:25 PM

Washington has agreed to re-sign Colt McCoy on a one-year deal.

McCoy, Robert Griffin III and Kirk Cousins all started games at quarterback for Washington in 2014. Griffin has already been named the starter.

For the season, McCoy completed 91 of 128 passes for 1,057 yards, four touchdowns and three interceptions.

Adam Schefter/ESPN

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

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Washington Signs Chris Culliver To Four-Year, $32M Deal

Mar 13, 2015 12:38 PM

Chris Culliver has agreed to sign with Washington on a four-year, $32 million deal.

Culliver was a third round pick in the 2011 NFL Draft and had an excellent 2014 after tearing his ACL before the 2013 season.

Per Pro Football Focus, Culliver's plus-10.8 coverage grade over the final 13 games ranked fifth-best among cornerbacks, and his allowing one catch per 13.3 coverage snaps ranked sixth among cornerbacks with 300-plus coverage snaps. Also, he had a 50.7 percent catch rate on the season.

John Keim/ESPN

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

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A.J. Smith Retires At 66

Mar 1, 2015 10:55 AM

A.J. Smith has retired after four decades in NFL front offices.

Smith was general manager of the San Diego Chargers between 2003 and 2012.

Smith was most recently a senior executive with Washington.

“We had a family discussion and an actual voting process. It was unanimous!” Smith wrote in an e-mail. “… We have experienced incredible highs and lows in our 38-year ride. At the age of 66, it's time for me to enjoy my family and friends more than ever before. I will now get going on my long-awaited bucket list.”

Kevin Acee/San Diego Union-Tribune

Tags: San Diego Chargers, Washington Redskins, Misc Rumor

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Washington Confirms Robert Griffin III As 2015 Starting QB

Feb 18, 2015 1:11 PM

Robert Griffin III will be Washington's starting quarterback on opening day.

"It's up to us to make sure he plays better," said Jay Gruden while confirming Griffin's status.

Washington also started Kirk Cousins and Colt McCoy at quarterback last season.

Reuben Frank/Comcast

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Washington's Letter To Fans Omits Robert Griffin III As Core Player

Feb 5, 2015 1:35 PM

Washington sent a letter to season ticket-holders and listed key players of the francise while leaving out Robert Griffin III.

"The Washington (Football Team) thank(s) you for your continued loyalty and support. (Washington) fans are the best in the NFL and we greatly appreciate your dedication over the years.

"Head coach Jay Gruden, new general manager Scot McCloughan, and defensive doordinator Joe Barry will lead a nucleus of Ryan Kerrigan, DeSean Jackson, plus Pro Bowlers Trent Williams and Alfred Morris. The (team is) poised to rebound next season!"

Marc Sessler/NFL.com

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Seahawks Have Best Super Bowl 50 Odds

Feb 2, 2015 4:16 PM

The Seattle Seahawks are 5-1 favorites to win Super Bowl 50 next season.

Here are the Super Bowl 50 odds for all 32 teams:

Seahawks: 5-1
Patriots: 6-1
Packers: 6-1
Cowboys: 10-1
Colts: 12-1
Broncos: 12-1
49ers: 18-1
Eagles: 20-1
Steelers: 20-1
Lions: 22-1
Bengals: 25-1
Saints: 25-1
Cardinals: 30-1
Chiefs: 30-1
Ravens: 30-1
Chargers: 40-1
Giants: 40-1
Panthers: 40-1
Bears: 50-1
Dolphins: 50-1
Falcons: 50-1
Texans: 50-1
Bills: 60-1
Rams: 60-1
Vikings: 60-1
Browns: 75-1
Jets: 100-1
Raiders: 100-1
Washington: 100-1
Buccaneers: 150-1
Jaguars: 150-1
Titans: 250-1


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Vic Fangio Agrees To Join Bears As Defensive Coordinator

Jan 20, 2015 10:56 AM

Vic Fangio has joined the Chicago Bears as defensive coordinator.

Fangio spent the past four seasons as defensive coordinator of the San Francisco 49ers.

Fangio runs a 3-4 defense, which aligns with the defensive philosophy of John Fox.

Washington was also interested in agreeing to terms with Fangio.

Jason La Canfora/CBS Sports

Tags: Chicago Bears, San Francisco 49ers, Washington Redskins, Misc Rumor

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Bill Callahan Hired By Washington As Offensive Line Coach
Bill Callahan had offers from teams as both an offensive coordinator and offensive line coach before deciding to join Jay Gruden.

Ed Werder/ESPN

Vic Fangio Released From Contract By 49ers
Vic Fangio figures to be a candidate for Washington's defensive coordinator position.

Matt Maiocco/Comcast

McCloughan: Washington Has Strong Talent Base Already
Scot McCloughan believes he's working with a better base of talent with Washington than he inherited with the 49ers.

Darin Gantt/Pro Football Talk

Giants Request Permission To Interview Raheem Morris
The Giants have requested Washington permission for an interview with Raheem Morris for their defensive coordinator position.

Mike Jones/Washington Post

Scot McCloughan Hired As GM Of Washington
Scot McCloughan has been hired as general manager of Washington.

Michael Robinson/NFL.com

A.J. Smith To Take Larger Role In Washington's Front Office
A.J. Smith currently is working as a senior executive for Washington.

John Clayton/ESPN

Jim Haslett, Washington Agree To Part Ways
The Washington defense has finished a collective 29th in total yards and 30th in points per game during Jim Haslett's tenure.

John Keim/ESPN

Jay Gruden 'Impressed' By Robert Griffin III's Performance
Robert Griffin finished the game 16-for-23 for 220 yards and one interception.

Chelsea James/Washington Post

Robert Griffin III Staying As Silent As Possible Until Season Ends
Robert Griffin III said he is staying off Twitter and Facebook until after the season.

John Kelm/ESPN

Robert Griffin III To Start Week 16
Washington is Robert Griffin III's team again, according to Jay Gruden.

Dianna Marie Russini/NBC Washington

Bashaud Breeland, Andre Roberts Exchange Punches At Practice
Bashaud Breeland and Andre Roberts exchanged punches during Washington's practice on Wednesday.

John Keim/ESPN

Source: Michigan Reaches Out To Jay Gruden's Reps
Jay Gruden's representatives were "enthusiastically open to the potential" of the Michigan job, according to a source that spoke with RealGM's Jeff Risdon.

Jeff Risdon/RealGM

Rams Send Players Acquired For RG3 For Coin Toss
Stedman Bailey, Janoris Jenkins, Michael Brockers, Zac Stacy, Greg Robinson and Alec Ogletree represented the Rams as coin toss captains in their game against Washington.

Nick Wagoner/ESPN

Washington Unlikely To Get More Than Mid-Round Pick For Robert Griffin
Washington is unlikely to get as much for Robert Griffin III as the 49ers did from the Chiefs for Alex Smith.

Chris Wesseling/NFL.com

Washington To Start Colt McCoy In Week 13
Robert Griffin III still appears to be a significant part of Washington's long-term plan.

Adam Schefter/ESPN

Every NFC Rival Tried To Hire Oregon DC After Chip Kelly Went To Eagle
Nick Aliotti was coordinator at Oregon from 1999 until 2013 when he retired.

Conor Orr/NFL.com

Gruden Prepared To Bench Griffin If He Struggles In Week 12
Jay Gruden reportedly is interested in putting Colt McCoy back in at quarterback for Robert Griffin III.

Chris Mortensen/ESPN

Gruden: Clock's Ticking For Robert Griffin III
Robert Griffin III has been put on notice by Jay Gruden that he needs to play better now that he's in the second half of his third NFL season.


Jay Gruden Apologizes For Calling Out Robert Griffin III
Jay Gruden said on Monday after Washington's latest loss that Robert Griffin III "needs to worry about himself and not everybody else."

Ryan Wilson/CBS Sports

Griffin: Washington Players Getting Closer As A Family
Robert Griffin III said his popularity with teammates isn't a chief concern as Washington tries to make a push toward the playoffs.

Mike Jones/Washington Post