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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

Tags: Tennessee Titans, Washington Redskins

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Jay Gruden Hopes To Find Stability At Quarterback

Jun 6, 2015 6:48 PM

Jay Gruden is seeking stability for Washington at the quarterback position.

Robert Griffin III will be the starter to begin the season and Gruden has made it clear he must play well to keep the job.

Last season, they went from Griffin to Kirk Cousins because of an injury; Cousins to Colt McCoy via benching; back to a healthy Griffin, back to McCoy via benching and then to Griffin after another injury.

John Keim/ESPN

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Santana Moss Wants To Continue Playing Career

May 15, 2015 10:40 PM

Santana Moss isn't ready to retire and remains confident he'll find a team to sign with.

"I'm a free agent right now, you know how they do us old guys," Moss said, per 247sports.com. "I'm going on my 15th year. Right now my agent is talking with some teams to see what's going to be my best scenario. Right now I'm just chilling, just enjoying life, and enjoying this off time."

Moss caught just 10 passes for 116 yards off 133 snaps in 2014 for Washington.

Marc Sessler/NFL.com

Tags: Washington Redskins, Free Agent Rumor, Misc Rumor

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Jay Gruden: Robert Griffin III Should Take Big Leap In 2015

May 11, 2015 3:22 PM

Jay Gruden believes Robert Griffin III will take a big leap during the 2015 season.

“Going into Year 2 in this system should be a big jump, you know,” Gruden said, via the Washington Post. “You’re not really thinking about who’s where, what’s my footwork. Everything should come a lot more natural for you, and hopefully, we see that transition from year one to year two in this system with the terminology and knowing where to go with your footwork and anticipation of getting the ball out quicker. Hopefully, that comes.”

Griffin agreed that things feel different in terms of “knowing what coach wants and growing together” and Washington has picked up the quarterback’s option for 2016.

Josh Alper/Pro Football Talk

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McCloughan: Matt Jones Has Similar Style As Marshawn Lynch

May 9, 2015 3:45 PM

Washington drafted Matt Jones in the third round and could eventually replace Alfred Morris at running back.

Scot McCloughan compared Jones' violent running style to Marshawn Lynch.

"Matt Jones reminds me a lot -- a lot -- of Marshawn," McCloughan said, via CSN Washington, "from the standpoint that he's north-south, he's downhill and he's not afraid of contact."

McCloughan can speak with authority on the subject because he was in the Seahawks' front office when Seattle traded for Lynch back in 2010.

"You come downhill, and you know what? I was very lucky to be around Marshawn Lynch for the years I was in Seattle," McCloughan told WJFK's Grant Paulsen and Danny Rouhier. "And to see the violence he ran with, to see how guys got tired of tackling him; Matt Jones is similar."

Chris Wesseling/NFL.com

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Fred Davis Reinstated By NFL

May 7, 2015 11:13 AM

Fred Davis has been reinstated by the NFL.

Davis was suspended indefinitely by the NFL in February 2014 for his second violation of the league's substance abuse policy. He said he was suspended for taking a supplement that included a banned substance. He says it wasn't for marijuana, which was the reason for his first suspension.

 

Davis played for Washington from 2008 to '13. He's unlikely to be back with the team.

ESPN

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

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Washington Looking To Move Down From No. 5

Apr 30, 2015 11:51 AM

Washington is open to trading down from the No. 5 slot in the NFL Draft as Scot McCloughan rebuilds the roster.

"There's no question that the Redskins would like to trade down. The question is whether or not they're going to get value in doing that," Albert Breer said. "They have seven picks right now over the next three days. Scot McCloughan said himself on Monday that he'd like to get that number closer to 10. The problem is the way this draft shakes out, you don't want to drop out of the top 15. They're limited to as how far they'd be willing to drop down and they'd still like to fortify those lines of scrimmage."

When McCloughan was with the San Francisco 49ers, the team selected three offensive linemen, a defensive lineman, a linebacker and a tight end in the first round.

Kevin Patra/NFL.com

Tags: Washington Redskins, Draft, Draft Misc

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Washington Picks Up Fifth-Year Option On Robert Griffin III

Apr 27, 2015 12:30 PM

Washington has picked up their fifth-year option on the contract of Robert Griffin III, keeping him under team control through 2016.

In that 2012 season, Griffin III earned his first-career Pro Bowl selection, while also establishing NFL rookie records for passer rating (102.4), percentage of passes intercepted (1.27) and rushing yards by a quarterback (815).

Griffin has been inconsistent since undergoing surgery on a torn ACL.

Griffin was named starting quarterback for the 2015 season back in February.

Andrew Walker/NFL.com

Tags: Washington Redskins, Free Agent Rumor, Misc Rumor

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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

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

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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.

ProFootballTalk

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

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

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