Washington Redskins Wiretap

Mike Tomlin To Washington Considered 'Far-Fetched'

Oct 13, 2019 11:57 AM

Mike Tomlin has been linked to the Washington head coaching job despite having two seasons remaining on his contract with the Pittsburgh Steelers.

Washington would have to blow Pittsburgh away with an offer for Tomlin while also giving hi a substantial contract.

"Neither of which is going to happen," one source close to the situation told ESPN.

"I don't see Mike going to Washington," the source continued. "That is so far-fetched. It's so far out there. It would have to be a deal that the league never has seen before and would change the way business is done in football, and I don't see that happening."

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Tags: Pittsburgh Steelers, Washington Redskins, Misc Rumor

Jon Gruden On Brother Jay's Firing: 'Welcome To The Club'

Oct 9, 2019 9:55 AM

Jon Gruden discussed the firing of his brother Jay Gruden by the Washington Redskins earlier this week.

There have been rumors that Jay could join Jon's staff with the Oakland Raiders.

"I'm obviously very disappointed for my brother," Gruden said. "It was a long night, last couple of nights. He worked hard. Got a lot of respect for my brother. Obviously, disappointed for him getting fired."

But ...

"My dad's been fired," Gruden added. "I've been fired. Jay's been fired and ... welcome to the club, bro."

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Tags: Oakland Raiders, Washington Redskins

Jay Gruden Laments Injuries, Lack Of 'Total Say'

Oct 7, 2019 10:46 PM

Jay Gruden felt pressure and saw it coming when the Washington Redskins fired him on Monday morning.

"I thought it might happen last week after the Giants game," Gruden said, "based on reports and they never said, 'You're not getting fired,' so I assumed I was. I had a good staff there and hopefully they can make it work in the last 11 games and stick around. It's a good group."

Gruden lasted five-plus years with Washington, the longest tenure of any coach under owner Dan Snyder.

There were rumors that Gruden was upset with some of the team's personnel moves.

"I have mixed emotions about it," he said. "At the end of the day if you're not the GM you have to accept the fact that you don't get everything you want. You accept the players given to you. I had input in some areas, but there are some major issues there. It's that way with most coaches, you don't have that total say. It's something you have to overcome and work with the guys you have."

The coach's tenure was marked by injuries as well. The Redskins placed a combined 52 players on injured reserve the past two years.

"I can't remember the last time all my guys played. It's hard," Gruden said. "The majority of our payroll, we paid a lot of money and never had guys on the field. I don't know if many other teams can say that with so many. Some teams lose a quarterback or a tackle. We lost a quarterback, a tackle, guard, center, wide receiver or running back. That's not easy to overcome. But we still should have been better on defense and perform better in certain areas. When you're 0-5, 0-5 coaches don't last very long."

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Tags: Washington Redskins

Trent Williams Doesn't Plan To End Holdout Anytime Soon

Oct 7, 2019 2:58 PM

Trent Williams doesn't plan on returning to Washington anytime soon despite the dismissal of Jay Gruden.

Williams is upset the the organization's medical staff, which has contributed to his holdout. Williams had a growth removed from his head in the offseason and he was upset with how many years it took for them to address the situation. One source from the team contends they made appointments for Williams over the years that he did not keep.

Washington is not listening to trade offers for Williams.

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Tags: Washington Redskins, Free Agent Rumor, Misc Rumor

Mike Tomlin, Todd Bowles, Eric Bieniemy Named Washington Candidates

Oct 7, 2019 11:30 AM

Mike Tomlin, Todd Bowles and Eric Bieniemy are three possible candidates for Washington's head coaching vacancy, according to a source close to Dan Snyder who is familiar with his thinking at the moment.

Washington fired Jay Gruden on Monday following a 0-5 start to the season.

Tomlin has been head coach of the Pittsburgh Steelers since 2007.

Bowles was previously head coach of the New York Jets and is currently defensive coordinator of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

Bieniemy is offensive coordinator of the Kansas City Chiefs.

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Tags: Kansas City Chiefs, Pittsburgh Steelers, Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Washington Redskins, Misc Rumor

Washington Fires Jay Gruden

Oct 7, 2019 8:30 AM

Washington has fired Jay Gruden as head coach.

Washington fell to 0-5 on the season with their 33-7 loss to the New England Patriots.

"Through the first five games of the 2019 season, the team has clearly not performed up to expectations, and we all share in that responsibility," the team said in a statement. "Moving forward we are committed to doing all that we can collectively as an organization to turn things around and give our Redskins fans and alumni a team they can be proud of in 2019 and beyond."

Bill Callahan will become head coach on an interim basis.

According to Dan Steinberg of the Washington Post, Daniel Snyder summoned Gruden to their practice facility for a 5 AM meeting with Bruce Allen and he was fired at that time.

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Tags: Washington Redskins, Misc Rumor

Jay Gruden Not Concerned Over Job Status

Oct 6, 2019 8:29 PM

Jay Gruden is not worried about his job status after Washington fell to 0-5 to begin the 2019 season.

Gruden is in his sixth season as head coach and Washington last made the playoffs in 2015. Since then, they're 22-30-1.

"Nobody's told me anything," Gruden said during his news conference. "I don't have a concern; I'll just wait and see -- if my key works on Monday, keep working, go attack the Miami Dolphins and plan on getting our first win next week."

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Tags: Washington Redskins, Misc Rumor

Videos Of Jay Gruden Appearing Intoxicated Surface On Social Media

Oct 4, 2019 9:07 PM

Washington declined comment on two videos posted to social media showing Jay Gruden appearing to be intoxicated.

The videos, posted to the Twitter account “@bubbachuck757” show video of what appears to be Gruden in a white t-shirt sitting on the ground talking to an unidentified woman.

In another video, he is seen smoking and staring into a camera while someone chants his name.

Gruden's status as head coach of Washington remains uncertain following their 0-4 start and a Week 5 game against the New England Patriots.

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Tags: Washington Redskins, Misc Rumor

Daniel Snyder Overruled Jay Gruden On Drafting Dwayne Haskins

Oct 4, 2019 11:24 AM

Jay Gruden was against Washington's decision to draft Dwayne Haskins at No. 15 overall in the 2019 NFL Draft.

Gruden wanted a more experienced quarterback with Alex Smith out for the season.

Daniel Snyder overruled Gruden and Washington selected.

Haskins already feels as though he is not the preferred quarterback of Gruden, which complicates the station.

Colt McCoy has taken first team reps this week in preparation for Week 5.

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

Washington Uncertain Who Will Start At Quarterback In Week 5

Sep 30, 2019 9:54 AM

The Washington Redskins aren't sure who will start at quarterback against the New England Patriots on Sunday.

Dwayne Haskins replaced Case Keenum late in the second quarter of this past Sunday's loss to the New York Giants.

Haskins, the 15th overall pick, completed 9 of 17 passes for 107 yards and three interceptions.

"He's got to earn that right first," Jay Gruden said. "I don't care where you're drafted, you have to earn that. He's got to come in here and perform when he's asked to perform, and if I feel he gives us the best chance to win against New England, I'll put him in."

Keenum had completed 6 of 11 passes for 37 yards in nearly two quarters of action.

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Tags: Washington Redskins

Washington Could Fire Jay Gruden With Week 4 Loss

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Washington Sticking With Case Keenum At Quarterback

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Washington Offering Brandon Scherff Extension At $13M Per Year

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Derrius Guice Out 6-8 Weeks With Meniscus Surgery

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Texans Have Spoken To Five Teams About Jadeveon Clowney

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Washington Names Case Keenum Starting Quarterback

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Adrian Peterson Believes Colt McCoy Has Edge In Washington
With three weeks before the regular season, Adrian Peterson believes Colt McCoy is currently leading the quarterback race with the Redskins.

Washington Post

Washington Refuses To Trade Trent Williams
The relationship between Trent Williams and the Redskins has soured, but the team continues to refuse to trade the left tackle.

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Jay Gruden Hopes To Decide On QB After Third Preseason Game
Jay Gruden hopes to decide on who will start at quarterback for the Redskins after the team's third preseason game.

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Washington's QB Competition 'Might Come Down To The Wire'
The Redskins have Dwayne Haskins, Case Keenum and Colt McCoy competing as training camp gets underway.

NBC Sports Washington

Alex Smith Sheds Leg Brace After Eight Months
Alex Smith has had the external fixator that had been keeping his leg in place removed eight months after suffering a devastating fracture.

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Albert Haynesworth In 'Dire Need' Of Kidney Donor
Albert Haynesworth is suffering from kidney failure and has taken to Instagram to announce that he is in "dire need" of a donor for a transplant.

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Adrian Peterson Ordered To Pay Back $2.4M
Adrian Peterson has been ordered to pay nearly $2.4 million to a lending service after he defaulted on a loan, according to court records.


Alex Smith On Playing Again: 'That's The Plan'
In his first interview since suffering a gruesome leg injury, Alex Smith says that he still intends to continue his NFL career.

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Washington Hopes Derrius Guice Can Extend Adrian Peterson's Career
The Redskins are hoping the presence of Derrius Guice will help Adrian Peterson last longer in the NFL.


Trent Williams Upset With Washington Over Medical Procedure
Trent Williams' current contract expires after the 2020 season.

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Landon Collins: Giants Made Series Of 'Culture Change' Moves
Landon Collins is a three-time Pro Bowler and signed a six-year, $84 million deal with Washington in March.

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Reuben Foster Believed To Have Suffered Torn ACL, Additional Damage
Reuben Foster was claimed off waivers by Washington following multiple legal issues with the 49ers.

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Dwayne Haskins Preparing Like He'll Be The Starter
Dwyane Haskins will have to beat out Case Keenum and Colt McCoy to start for the Redskins in Week 1, but the rookie is preparing to do just that.

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HBO's Hard Knocks Down To Four Potential Teams
The 49ers, Giants, Raiders, Lions and Redskins are eligible to appear on Hard Knocks.

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