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Supreme Court Rules In Favor Of Washington In Name Battle

Jun 20, 2017 8:31 AM

The Supreme Court struck down part of a law that bans offensive trademarks in a ruling that is expected to help Washington in their legal fight over the team name.

The justices ruled that the 71-year-old trademark law barring disparaging terms infringes on free speech rights.

The ruling is a victory for an Asian-American rock band with a controversial name, but the case was closely watched for the impact it would have on a separate dispute involving the football team.

Dan Snyder said he was "thrilled" with the Supreme Court's ruling, and team attorney Lisa Blatt said the court's decision effectively resolves the team's longstanding dispute with the government.

"The Supreme Court vindicated the Team's position that the First Amendment blocks the government from denying or cancelling a trademark registration based on the government's opinion," Blatt said in a statement.


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DeAngelo Hall Accepted Pay Cut To Remain With Washington

Jun 15, 2017 9:07 AM

DeAngelo Hall, coming off a torn ACL and still learning a new position, accepted a pay cut to remain with the Washington Redskins.

Hall said he recently accepted a reduced salary, cutting his base number almost in half. He had been scheduled to make $4.25 million this season but will now make $2.3 million, according to a source.

He spent his first 12 seasons at corner before moving to safety midway through the 2015 season.

"There will come a point where I'm not able to play and I'm just too old or too slow or too banged up," Hall said. "While I can still play, I want to go out and play.

"I don't know where I fit in yet, and I don't know if they know where I fit in yet. But I know when I'm healthy, I can help us win."

John Keim/ESPN

Tags: Washington Redskins, Free Agent Rumor, Misc Rumor

Washington Names Doug Williams VP Of Player Personnel

Jun 13, 2017 9:26 AM

Washington has named Doug Williams their senior vice president of player personnel.

Bruce Allen said the organization interviewed "a dozen" candidates for the role.

Williams quarterbacked Washington from 1986 to 1989.


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Dan Snyder's Involvement Helping Contract Talks With Kirk Cousins

Jun 10, 2017 1:33 PM

The positive tone of contract talks between Kirk Cousins and Washington are related to the involvement of Dan Snyder.

Robert Griffin III was very tight with Snyder when he was the starting quarterback of Washington.

Cousins recently said Snyder "has done a great job this offseason communicating with me."

Snyder has told Cousins he wants to sign him long-term and there's confidence internally that a deal will ultimately be reached.

John Keim/ESPN

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Talks Heating Up Between Washington, Kirk Cousins

Jun 7, 2017 8:48 AM

Negotiations between Kirk Cousins and Washington on a long-term deal are heating up a bit, according to a report.

There is a July 15 deadline for a deal.

Washington owner Daniel Snyder has gotten involved in talks, making it known how much the team wants to re-sign the quarterback.

Adam Schefter/ESPN

Tags: Washington Redskins, Free Agent Rumor, Misc Rumor

Matt Jones Wants Washington To Release Or Trade Him

May 31, 2017 8:56 AM

Matt Jones isn't in the Washington's plans, which is why he hasn't yet attended their voluntary workout sessions.

The running back wants to be released or traded. Washington has no plans to release Jones.

Jones opened the 2016 season as Washington's starter, rushing for 460 yards in the first seven games. He was sidelined by a knee injury, then lost his starting job to rookie free agent Rob Kelley. He was inactive for the team's final nine games.

John Keim/ESPN

Tags: Washington Redskins, Misc Rumor, Trade Rumor

Kirk Cousins On Long-Term Deal: We'll See What Happens In July

May 25, 2017 8:14 AM

Kirk Cousins says he's in a "good place" with his current contract with Washington.

The quarterback's long-term status with Washington has yet to be addressed. The deadline for franchise-tagged players to sign a long-term contract is July 15.

"I've had very positive conversations with everybody involved throughout the process this offseason," Cousins said. "I feel like everybody is on the same page and I really have nothing further to add from what's already been said. I feel good about where I'm at, where this team is at, where my teammates are at so now it's a matter of trying to move forward and we'll see what happens come July 15. It will be a telling date as it was last summer."

Nick Shook/NFL

Tags: Washington Redskins, Free Agent Rumor, Misc Rumor

Kirk Cousins, Washington Have 'Constant Dialogue' On Contract

May 23, 2017 11:53 AM

Washington remains engaged with Kirk Cousins on a long-term contract.

While Bruce Allen remains optimistic, he knows there might not be much movement for another two months.

Washington and Cousins have until July 15th to agree upon a long-term deal.

"There’s been constant dialogue," Allen said at the Redskins Charitable Foundation Golf Tournament at Army Navy Country Club. "I don’t want to say it’s every day. I do believe the July 15 league deadline will be the driving point, but it’s ongoing."

Cousins will make $24 million in guaranteed money this season if he plays under the franchise tag.

"I'm always an optimist," he said. "Even Kirk said it, there's a lot of players in the league on one-year deals. It’s the nature of it. We’d like to get a long-term deal and he should want to get a long-term deal."

John Keim/ESPN

Tags: Washington Redskins, Free Agent Rumor, Misc Rumor

Jay Gruden: Chris Thompson Is NFL's Best Third-Down Back

May 23, 2017 8:58 AM

Jay Gruden is pretty confident in Washington Redskins' running back Chris Thompson.

Thompson had 68 carries for 356 yards and three touchdowns and 49 catches for 349 yards and two touchdowns last season.

"I think Chris Thompson's role is big," Gruden said. "When you're talking about third downs, that's the most important down in football. There's nobody better as a third-down back in my opinion than Chris. He's got a huge role on this football team."

CSN Mid-Atlantic

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Washington Signs Nico Marley, Bob Marley's Grandson

May 17, 2017 7:26 AM

Washington has signed undrafted linebacker Nico Marley, the grandson of Bob Marley.

Marley, out of Tulane, participated in Washington's rookie minicamp this past weekend.

He started every game at Tulane, the only FBS school to offer him a scholarship. Marley, whose father, Rohan, played linebacker at the University of Miami, recorded a school-record 50.5 career tackles for a loss.

John Keim/ESPN

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

Scot McCloughan Auctioning Items To Help Washington's Foundation
Scot McCloughan is auctioning off items on eBay that he wore during his two years with the Washington Redskins, including an autographed camo hat.

John Keim/ESPN

Browns, Washington Deny Kirk Cousins Trade Talks
Both the Browns and Washington have denied a report that they discussed a possible Kirk Cousins trade.

Darin Gantt/Pro Football Talk

Full List Of 2017 NFL Draft, First Round
John Ross went ninth overall, one of three wide receivers selected in the top-9.

RealGM Staff Report

Browns Attempting To Trade For Kirk Cousins
The Browns are attempting to acquire Kirk Cousins from Washington.

Ian Rapoport/NFL.com

Scot McCloughan Consulting On Draft For Multiple NFL Teams
Scot McCloughan is running a scouting service that is being used by multiple NFL teams.

Kevin Patra/NFL.com

8 NFL Owners Contributed 6.7 Percent Of Money For Trump's Inauguration
Robert Kraft (Patriots), Jerry Jones (Cowboys), Woody Johnson (Jets), Bob McNair (Texans), Shahid Khan (Jaguars), Stan Kroenke (Rams) and Dan Snyder (Washington) each contributed $1 million.

Lachlan Markay/The Daily Beast

Trent Murphy Suspended Four Games For PED Violation
Trent Murphy's looming suspension had been reported last month, but he was appealing the decision.

John Keim/ESPN

Kirk Cousins Doesn't Expect To Be Traded This Season
Kirk Cousins will make $23.94 million under the tag this season.

John Keim/ESPN

Washington Signs Zach Brown To One-Year, $4.65M Deal
Zach Brown, 27, tallied 149 tackles for the Bills in his breakout 2016 season.

John Keim/ESPN

Washington Won't Hire New GM Until After Draft
Bruce Allen said the dismissal of Scot McCloughan as general manager of Washington was not over a power struggle.

John Keim/ESPN

Browns 'Aren't Expected' To Pursue Kirk Cousins Trade
The Browns "aren't expected" to pursue a trade for Kirk Cousins despite rumors that they are interested in the quarterback, according to a report.

Mary Kay Cabot/Cleveland Plain Dealer

Kirk Cousins Denies Asking For Trade From Washington
Kirk Cousins said the first he heard of his trade demands was when a shoe store employee related Chris Mortensen's report to him while fitting his wife for shoes.

John Keim/ESPN

Terrelle Pryor: Washington QB Situation Can't Be As Bad As 2016 Browns
Terrelle Pryor signed with Washington last week despite the lack of clarity at quarterback going forward.

Conor Orr/NFL

Terrelle Pryor Agrees To One-Year, $8M Deal With Washington
Washington lost DeSean Jackson and Pierre Garcon at wide receiver this offseason.

Adam Schefter/ESPN

Kirk Cousins Signs Franchise Tender With Washington
Kirk Cousins and Washington can negotiate a long-term deal through July 15th.

Adam Schefter/ESPN

Kirk Cousins To Soon Sign Franchise Tag
If Kirk Cousins plays under the tag this season, he will have made $43 million in guaranteed money in 2016 and 2017.

Ian Rapoport/NFL.com

Washington Fires Scot McCloughan
An official with direct knowledge of the situation attributed the decision to Scot McCloughan's ongoing problems with alcohol.

Liz Clarke, John W. Cox, Mike Jones, Master Tesfatsion/Washington Post

DeSean Jackson Agrees To Three-Year, $35M Deal With Buccaneers
DeSean Jackson caught 56 balls for 1,005 yards and four touchdowns last season.

Adam Schefter/ESPN

Kirk Cousins Lobbies For Trade Directly To Dan Snyder
Washington has shown zero inclination to trade Kirk Cousins to date and continue to insist they plan on keeping him.

Chris Mortensen, Adam Schefter/ESPN

Pierre Garcon Expected To Sign With 49ers With $16M In Year 1
Kyle Shanahan is familiar with Pierre Garcon from his time with Washington.

Chris Mortensen/ESPN