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Gus Bradley, Wade Phillips On Washington's Defensive Coordinator List

Jan 6, 2017 10:32 AM

Gus Bradley is atop Washington's list of prospective defensive coordinators.

Bradley was fired by the Jacksonville Jaguars as head coach near the end of the 2016 season.

Bradley has ties with Washington general manager Scot McCloughan from when both were with the Seattle Seahawks.

Wade Phillips is also a potential candidate.

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Washington Fires Entire Defensive Coaching Staff

Jan 5, 2017 12:32 PM

Jay Gruden has fired Washington's entire coaching staff on the defensive end of the ball.

Defensive coordinator Joe Barry was expected to be fired heading into the offseason.

Washington ranked 25th in Defensive DVOA during the 2016 season and 19th in points allowed.

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Andy Reid Compares Tyreek Hill To DeSean Jackson

Jan 5, 2017 7:51 AM

For the second time in his coaching career, Andy Reid has a dynamic rookie on offense that can impact the game in multiple ways.

Tyreek Hill became the first rookie in NFL history to score a touchdown of 65 or more yards in four straight games with a 95-yard punt return in Week 17.

"A lot of guys have speed, but can't corner, they don't have the quickness that he has. He has a unique blend there. He's fun to watch," Reid said.

Reid also coached DeSean Jackson as a rookie in Philadelphia.

"I had DeSean Jackson and he kind of was the same," Reid explained. "When he was young he did all of the return stuff, we moved him all around the offense, he took snaps as a quarterback, we had him everywhere. He made it to the Pro Bowl in two different positions -- as a wide receiver and a returner."

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Tags: Kansas City Chiefs, Philadelphia Eagles, Washington Redskins, Misc Rumor

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Sean McVay To Interview With 49ers, Rams

Jan 3, 2017 5:33 PM

The San Francisco 49ers have requested an interview with Washington offensive coordinator Sean McVay.

McVay is also slated to interview with the Los Angeles Rams next week.

McVay won't turn 31 until late in January and was 28 when he was hired for his current job.

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No Teams Finish 2016 In Top-10 In Both Offensive, Defensive DVOA

Jan 3, 2017 2:01 PM

The NFL has very few teams this season that excel in all facets of the game. Further evidence of this issue shows itself in the fact that there is only one team ranking in the top-10 in both Football Outsiders' Offensive and Defensive DVOA.

Last season, the Seattle Seahawks, Carolina Panthers, Arizona Cardinals, Cincinnati Bengals and Kansas City Chiefs ranked in the top-10 on both sides of the ball.

The Chiefs were the closest team to finish in the top-10 in both Offensive and Defensive DVOA at 13th and 14th.

The New England Patriots and Dallas Cowboys finished the season ranked first and second in both Total DVOA and Weighted DVOA.

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Only Steelers Rank In Top-10 In Offense, Defense DVOA (Infographic)

Dec 21, 2016 10:35 AM

The NFL has very teams this season that excel in all facets of the game. Further evidence of this issue shows itself in the fact that there is only one team ranking in the top-10 in both Football Outsiders' Offensive and Defensive DVOA: the Pittsburgh Steelers. The Steelers are 9-5 after winning five straight games and must beat the Baltimore Ravens in Week 16 to ensure their place in the playoffs. Pittsburgh ranks third in total DVOA and first in Weighted DVOA.

Last season, the Seattle Seahawks, Carolina Panthers, Arizona Cardinals, Cincinnati Bengals and Kansas City Chiefs ranked in the top-10 on both sides of the ball. The Chiefs are the closest team to joining the Steelers in the top-10 in both Offensive and Defensive DVOA at 13th and 12th.

The Dallas Cowboys and New England Patriots rank first and second overall in DVOA as they rank second and third, respectively in Offensive DVOA but 20th and 19th in Defensive DVOA. The Atlanta Falcons rank first in Offensive DVOA, 27th in Defensive and fourth overall. The Green Bay Packers and Oakland Raiders have similar splits as the Cowboys and Patriots, while the Seahawks, Baltimore Ravens and New York Giants are the inverse of those teams with top-5 defenses and offenses below the NFL mean.

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Jay Gruden Blasts Washington After Loss To Cardinals

Dec 5, 2016 9:39 AM

Jay Gruden chewed out Washington after Sunday's 31-23 loss to the Arizona Cardinals.

Gruden's voice carried through the walls of the locker room after the team lost their second-straight game.

"This is the hottest I've ever seen him," defensive end Chris Baker said. "He has every right to be as mad as he is because we're too good for this. If we want to get to that next step and have another chance to get to the playoffs, we have to handle our business."

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Eagles Likely To Pursue DeSean Jackson In Offseason

Dec 4, 2016 11:03 AM

The Philadelphia Eagles are expected to pursue DeSean Jackson in free agency.

Multiple teams believe Jackson, who will be an unrestricted free agent after the season, could return to Philadelphia. 

Washington is unlikely to use the franchise tag on Jackson.

Jackson and Doug Pederson are said to be big admirers of each other.

Jackson spent his first six seasons in Philadelphia, reaching three Pro Bowls and posting 356 receptions for 6,117 yards and 32 touchdowns, before signing with Washington prior to the 2014 season.

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Washington Won't Decide On Kirk Cousins Until After Season

Nov 28, 2016 8:40 AM

Washington hasn't decided what they'll do with Kirk Cousins and won't do so until after the season despite reports that they plan to place the franchise tag on the quarterback if a long-term deal can't be reached.

Washington wants to see how the remainder of the season plays out.

Placing the tag on Cousins is projected to cost Washington nearly $24 million in 2017.

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Washington Prepared To Use Franchise Tag On Kirk Cousins Again

Nov 27, 2016 3:02 PM

Washington is prepared to use the franchise tag on Kirk Cousins again in the 2017 offseason if they are unable to agree upon a long-term deal.

Cousins is being paid a guaranteed $19.95 million in 2016 after he became the second quarterback to play under the franchise tag, joining Drew Brees in 2005 with the San Diego Chargers.

Cousins is fifth in the NFL in Total QBR this season and has thrown for 3,540 yards with 20 touchdowns and seven interceptions.

The franchise quarterback tag for the 2017 season will be $23,943,600.

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GMs Expect Kirk Cousins To Make At Least $20M Per Season
Kirk Cousins has the highest passer rating of any quarterback over their last 20 starts.

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Dez Bryant, Josh Norman Scuffle After Cowboys' Win
Dez Bryant said "Washington needs to get their money back from Josh Norman" which was a callback to what Norman said last Thanksgiving.

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Elliott Wants To Avoid 'Ball Security Issues' Against Washington
Ezekiel Elliott fumbled twice in Week 2 against Washington and was replaced by Alfred Morris on the Cowboys' game-winning drive.

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Kirk Cousins Yells 'How Do You Like Me Now?!' Celebrating With GM
Kirk Cousins and Washington were unable to agree upon a long-term deal and is playing under the franchise tag.

Scott Allen/Washington Post

NFL Now Has 10 Teams In Marijuana-Legal States
With Tuesday's elections, 10 NFL teams play in a state where marijuana has been legalized medically or recreationally.

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Jordan Reed Won't Let Concussion History Halt Career
Jordan Reed has suffered at least five concussions since he started playing college football, three of which have occurred in the NFL.

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Jordan Reed Ruled Out For Week 6 With Concussion
Jordan Reed did not complain of any symptoms until Tuesday, when he entered the concussion protocol.

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Jordan Reed Evaluated For Concussion
Jordan Reed has had a number of concussions throughout his football career.

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NFL Acknowledges 'Bad Visual' In Browns-Washington Fumble
Sarah Thomas awarded possession to Washington long before Browns running back Duke Johnson, Jr. emerged from the pile with the ball.

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Norman On Jones' Big Day Against Panthers: You Get What You Pay For
Josh Norman was allowed to leave the Panthers in the offseason.

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Former Lineman Blames Washington Front Office For Media Leaks
This week it was reported that multiple offensive players were grumbling about Kirk Cousins.

Jake Russell/Washington Post

Gruden Disputes Notion He's Treating Cousins Differently Than Griffin
Kirk Cousins has struggled to begin the 2016 season.

Scott Allen/Washington Post

Norman To Shadow Beckham As Washington Wants Him To Earn His $75M
Odell Beckham was flagged three times for unnecessary roughness for tussles with Josh Norman during their meeting last season.

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Jay Gruden Has 'Total Faith' In Kirk Cousins
Kirk Cousins is playing under the $19.95 million franchise tag after he and Washington failed to agree upon a long-term deal.

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Josh Norman Upset With Drug Test After Loss
Upset after Sunday's 27-23 loss to the Cowboys, Josh Norman wasn't happy that he also had to take a drug test.

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Victor Cruz On Josh Norman: If You're The Best, Cover The Best WRs
Victor Cruz took a jab at Josh Norman on Wednesday for not covering Antonio Brown on Monday night.

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Alfred Morris Found Free Agency 'Very Insulting'
Alfred Morris, who ended up signing with the Cowboys, found free agency to be "very insulting."

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Antonio Brown: Josh Norman Wanted To Cover Me One-On-One
Antonio Brown had 126 yards and two touchdowns against the Redskins on Monday night with Josh Norman primarily lined up against other receivers.

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Jay Gruden Defends Putting Bashaud Breeland On Antonio Brown
Jay Gruden opted to put Bashaud Breeland, and not Josh Norman, on Antonio Brown during Monday night's Pittsburgh Steelers-Washington Redskins game.

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Washington-Buccaneers Preseason Game Moved Due To Weather
The Buccaneers have announced that this week's preseason finale against Washington has been moved up to Wednesday due to the threat of severe weather.

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