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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.

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Tags: Washington Redskins, Misc Rumor, Trade Rumor

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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

Tags: Washington Redskins, Injury

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Junior Galette Out For Season With Torn Achilles

Aug 26, 2015 8:34 PM

Junior Galette has suffered a torn Achilles and will be out for six to eight months.

Galette's injury happened at the end of Wednesday's practice.

Jay Gruden didn't confirm the Achilles tear but told reporters earlier Wednesday that Galette suffered a left ankle/foot injury.

"I'm very concerned," Gruden said.

Galette, 27, was released by the New Orleans Saints earlier this summer, less than a year after they signed him to an extension worth up to $41 million.

John Keim/ESPN

Tags: Washington Redskins, Injury

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Washington Perhaps Prematurely Believes RGIII's Concussion Not Severe

Aug 21, 2015 11:53 AM

Robert Griffin III suffered a concussion in Thursday's preseason game.

According to a person with knowledge of the situation, Griffin's concussion is not believed to be severe. That judgment appears premature and optimistic considering Griffin has just begun the testing.

Washington's medical staff will continue to monitor Griffin for lingering symptoms and any setbacks.

Mike Jones/Washington Post

Tags: Washington Redskins, Injury

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Robert Griffin III Feels He's Best Quarterback In NFL

Aug 17, 2015 5:21 PM

Robert Griffin III remains highly confident in his abilities after two difficult seasons to follow-up his Rookie of the Year campaign.

"I feel like I'm the best quarterback in the league, and I have to go out and show that," Griffin said. "Any athlete at any level, if they concede to someone else, they're not a top competitor, they're not trying to be the best that they can be.

"There's guys in this league that have done way more than me. But I still view myself as the best because that's what I work toward every single day."

In 2013, Griffin was returning from multiple torn ligaments in his knee but played the first 13 games before being removed from the lineup. Last season he dislocated his left ankle in Week 2 and missed six games. 

John Keim/ESPN

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Washington Won't Change Nickname For New Stadium

Aug 17, 2015 1:45 PM

Bruce Allen said Washington won't reconsider changing their nickname even if it's a barrier to a potential new stadium.

The franchise has begun the process of finding a new home.

Despite protests from Native Americans and others, Washington has maintained they won't change their longtime nickname. But Interior Secretary Sally Jewell opposes the team name, which could prove to be a hindrance if they want to return to Washington, D.C.

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Niles Paul Out For 2015 With Fractured Ankle

Aug 14, 2015 10:52 AM

Washington has lost Niles Paul for the entire 2015 season with a fractured ankle.

Paul was set to be Washington's starting tight end, though Jordan Reed is their better receiving option. One of the most athletic "move" tight ends in the league, Reed has difference-making potential if he can stay healthy.

"A huge loss for us," Jay Gruden said. "He's a great player and a great leader."

Chris Wesseling/NFL.com

Tags: Washington Redskins, Injury

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DeSean Jackson Separates Shoulder

Aug 6, 2015 3:58 PM

DeSean Jackson suffered a Grade 2 separated shoulder when he ran into a sled during practice on Thursday.

Jackson is expected to miss a few weeks.

Jackson is beginning his second season with Washington.

Kevin Patra/NFL.com

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Ryan Kerrigan Agrees To $57.5M Extension With Washington

Jul 30, 2015 11:30 AM

Ryan Kerrigan and Washington have agreed upon a five-year, $57.5 million contract with $24.28 million guaranteed.

Kerrigan will also receive a $16 million signing bonus.

"When you come to the NFL you get drafted by a certain team, you immediately develop a certain affinity for that team, that organization, that city," Kerrigan said. "I certainly feel that way about the Redskins. For them to give me that kind of vote of confidence to hopefully finish my career out as a Redskin means the world to me."

Kerrigan is now the third-highest paid linebacker in the NFL behind Justin Houston and Clay Matthews.

"I've always been a guy that works hard, but now with the contract and what that means and me being an older guy in the room, I have to work even harder to do the right things to an even greater level," Kerrigan said.

John Keim/ESPN

Tags: Washington Redskins, Misc Rumor, Signing

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Haynesworth: You Have To Become Insane To Survive In NFL

Jul 6, 2015 1:25 PM

Albert Haynesworth wrote an open letter talking to the 14-year-old version of himself for The Players Tribune.

Haynesworth wrote about the mentality that pervades in the NFL.

"By now, you will fully understand that to survive in an NFL game, you have to work yourself up into a kind of insanity. This is what it takes. Before games, your coaches will essentially pimp you out. They’re going to use humiliation and fear as a means to make you play as hard as humanly possible. One of them will literally show you a scene from the movie Deliverance during a mid-week meeting in order to demonstrate just how badly the opponent is going to own you. You will love this, in a way. It will make you go absolutely nuts. The NFL culture will brainwash you into a certain mentality: “My opponent is trying to take food out on my mouth, and I want to embarrass him in front of his family. It disgusts me to be on the same field as him.”

"You will approach games as war. I don’t mean that as a cliche. There will be many times where you feel like your opponent is trying to steal your entire life."

Haynesworth also writes recommending he never leave the Tennessee Titans for the big money offer from Washington.

Albert Haynesworth/The Players Tribune

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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.

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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

A.J. Smith Retires At 66
A.J. Smith was general manager of the San Diego Chargers between 2003 and 2012.

Kevin Acee/San Diego Union-Tribune

Washington Confirms Robert Griffin III As 2015 Starting QB
Robert Griffin III will be Washington's starting quarterback on opening day.

Reuben Frank/Comcast

Washington's Letter To Fans Omits Robert Griffin III As Core Player
Washington sent a letter to season ticket-holders and listed key players of the francise while leaving out Robert Griffin III.

Marc Sessler/NFL.com

Seahawks Have Best Super Bowl 50 Odds
The Seahawks, Patriots and Packers have the best odds of winning the Super Bowl next season.


Vic Fangio Agrees To Join Bears As Defensive Coordinator
Vic Fangio runs a 3-4 defense, which aligns with the defensive philosophy of John Fox.

Jason La Canfora/CBS Sports

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

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