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Landon Collins Agrees To Six-Year, $84M Deal With Washington

Mar 11, 2019 4:31 PM

Landon Collins has agreed to a six-year, $84 million contract with Washington.

Collins' deal includes $45 million in guaranteed money.

Collins, who turned 25 in January, was a playmaker for the New York Giants' defense in 2018, leading the team with 96 tackles.

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

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Washington Acquires Case Keenum From Broncos

Mar 7, 2019 6:33 PM

The Denver Broncos have agreed to trade Case Keenum to Washington for a sixth round pick in the 2020 draft. Washington will also acquire a 2020 seventh round pick from the Broncos.

Keenum was slated to count $21 million against the Broncos' salary cap for the 2019 season, but he's reworked his deal with Washington. Both Washington and Denver evenly split the $7 million in guaranteed money that was due to Keenum for 2019. 

The Broncos had looked to trade Keenum since their acquisition of Joe Flacco.

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Tags: Denver Broncos, Washington Redskins, Misc Rumor, Trade Rumor

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Steelers Anticipate Antonio Brown Trade By March 17th

Mar 4, 2019 12:04 PM

The Pittsburgh Steelers have received enough interest in Antonio Brown that a trade is expected before March 17th.

The Oakland Raiders, Denver Broncos and Arizona Cardinals are among the teams who are most intrigued in trading for Brown. Another report also has the Tennessee Titans and Washington as interested in Brown.

Brown and the Steelers have mutually agreed to part ways this offseason.

Ian Rapoport/NFL.com

Tags: Arizona Cardinals, Denver Broncos, Oakland Raiders, Pittsburgh Steelers, Tennessee Titans, Washington Redskins, Misc Rumor, Trade Rumor

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Lions, Seahawks, Chargers Among 10 Teams Meeting With Kyler Murray

Mar 4, 2019 9:53 AM

Kyler Murray met with ten teams while at the combine.

The Arizona Cardinals, Oakland Raiders, New York Giants, Jacksonville Jaguars, Miami Dolphins, Washington, Detroit Lions, Seattle Seahawks and Los Angeles Chargers met with Murray. Then 10th team to meet with Murray hasn't been identified.

Murray is expected to be a first round pick.

Peter King/Sports Illustrated

Tags: Arizona Cardinals, Detroit Lions, Jacksonville Jaguars, Miami Dolphins, New York Giants, Oakland Raiders, San Diego Chargers, Seattle Seahawks, Washington Redskins, Draft, Draft Misc, Misc Rumor

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Raiders, Titans, Washington Express Most Interest In Antonio Brown

Mar 2, 2019 8:18 AM

The Oakland Raiders, Tennessee Titans and Washington have expressed the most interest in trading for Antonio Brown.

The Pittsburgh Steelers are attempting to fulfil Brown's trade request this offseason.

The Raiders have been in a rebuild since hiring Jon Gruden and traded away Amari Cooper during the 2018 season.

Adam Schefter/ESPN

Tags: Oakland Raiders, Pittsburgh Steelers, Tennessee Titans, Washington Redskins, Misc Rumor, Trade Rumor

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2019 NFL Draft Mock Draft 2.0: Pre-Combine Edition

Feb 24, 2019 9:55 AM

By Jeff Risdon, RealGM

This edition has quite a few changes in player and draft slot from the first edition. Spending two weeks with NFL personnel evaluators at the Shrine Game and Senior Bowl gave me a better idea of how some prospects are viewed from the NFL ranks, and the changes here reflect that. Note that at this stage of the draft season, coaches are still getting their feet wet with most of the prospects. The Combine at the end of February into early March will provide even more clarity.

1. Arizona Cardinals: Nick Bosa, EDGE, Ohio State. Instant impact pass rusher who can play in a variety of roles and schemes. At this point, the only real question is his durability. Will that be enough to convince the Cardinals to look elsewhere? Right now, I don’t think it trumps Bosa’s game-changing potential.

2. San Francisco 49ers: Quinnen Williams, DT, Alabama. It’s hard to watch the 49ers devote yet another premium draft pick to the defensive line, but it’s also hard to ignore just how much Williams can help San Francisco where they really need it. Someone could trade up here to land Williams too.

3. New York Jets: Ed Oliver, DT, Houston. I expect Oliver to show out in Indy and revive the interest in him as the potential No. 1 overall pick. His ability to create pressure up the gut and make plays behind the line is exactly what the Jets need in a division with a diverse range of opposing QBs.

4. Oakland RaidersKyler Murray, QB, Oklahoma. Does it make sense for the Raiders to scrap Derek Carr? Probably not. But it’s so easy to see Jon Gruden being infatuated with all Murray can do and how it would allow the Raiders to change the dynamics of defending them. They’re in a good position to take such a risk, too.

5. Tampa Bay BuccaneersCody Ford, OT, Oklahoma. Ford is an instant starter at one of the tackle spots, which is both a credit to his rapid rise and an indictment of how badly the Buccaneers need the powerful help he can provide. 
 
6. New York Giants: Josh Allen, EDGE, Kentucky. What, no QB?! Not in this instance. Instead, GM Dave Gettleman opts to fortify the pass rush with the versatile Allen and buys another year with Eli Manning. His pass rushing prowess is a difference-maker. 
             
7. Jacksonville Jaguars: Dwayne Haskins, QB, Ohio State. This pick seems like a lock if Haskins remains on the board. The Jaguars sorely need to hit on a high-end QB, and Haskins has the pocket passing precision to pay off quickly. 
             
8. Detroit Lions: Clelin Ferrell, EDGE, Clemson. Ferrell checks the boxes the Lions want in upgrading the pass rush: he can line up in multiple spots and schemes and plays the run exceptionally well on his way to the QB. Lower ceiling than the pass rushers above him here but his ability to generate pressure on his own is underrated. 
             
9. Buffalo Bills: Jawaan Taylor, OT, Florida. I was surprised at the buzz around Taylor from scouts at the Senior Bowl. His athletic profile and potential is highly regarded and could easliy land him in Buffalo, where building around running QB Josh Allen and replacing free agents at both RT and RG are imperative. 
             
10. Denver Broncos: Drew Lock, QB, Missouri. Joe Flacco handles the reins until the live-armed Lock can take over. It’s a risky pick--Lock has real warts that must be smoothed--but could result in John Elway finally getting the QB position right. 
             
11. Cincinnati Bengals: Devin White, LB, LSU. This is a very common projection and that’s for good reason; the Bengals are typically one of the easiest organizations to read in terms of draft intentions. To quote The Cranberries, “Everybody else is doing it so why can’t we?”
             
12. Green Bay Packers: T.J. Hockenson, TE, Iowa. A do-it-all weapon who can quickly ingratiate himself to Aaron Rodgers for both his blocking and his receiving, this one should get the QB’s seal of approval. 
             
13. Miami Dolphins: Rashan Gary, DL, Michigan. A divisive prospect but one with a very high ceiling, Gary could help catapult the Dolphins defense with his athleticism and ability to get after the passer. 
             
14. Atlanta Falcons: Noah Fant, TE, Iowa. Atlanta appears to be a prime candidate to trade back, but “settling” for the freaky Fant should tickle Falcons fans’ fancy. Another versatile receiving weapon in an offense that is already hard to defend.

 
15. Washington: D.K. Metcalf, WR, Ole Miss. Currently built more like a defensive end than a wideout, the 6-4, 230-pound Metcalf proved he can play before his neck injury. The durability question keeps him out of the top 10, methinks. Washington doesn’t mind...
 
16. Carolina Panthers: Jonah Williams, OT, Alabama. Williams proved himself in big games, and his ability to adapt within a play and recover if initially beaten stand out. With the questions Carolina has at both tackle spots, adding a ready-made starter is a positive.


17. Cleveland BrownsBrian Burns, EDGE, Florida State. Pairing the lanky, speedy Burns with Myles Garrett would provide the Browns defense with even more ways to attack in new DC Steve Wilks’ scheme. I had OT Andre Dillard here for a long time before changing.


18. Minnesota Vikings: Greg Little, OT, Ole Miss. Little has loads of athletic potential but uneven results in pass protection. Vikings GM Rick Spielman bites the apple and hopes it tastes sweet in a year or two at a position where the team keeps hitting sour notes.

19. Tennessee Titans: Byron Murphy, CB, Washington. Murphy offers naturally instinctive stickiness in coverage and the ability to play outside or in the slot. He’s a player who could rocket way up from this range with a good week in Indy. 

20. Pittsburgh Steelers: Greedy Williams, CB, LSU. The Steelers search for a playmaking CB leads them to Williams, who offers length and speed to help bolster an uneven secondary. 
             
21. Seattle Seahawks: Jachai Polite, EDGE, Florida. If Frank Clark leaves in free agency, the Seahawks almost have to use this pick to address the pass rush. If Clark returns, that opens this pick up to other options, but Seattle would still need EDGE help. Polite brings sizzle off the edge.

22. Baltimore Ravens: Kelvin Harmon, WR, North Carolina State. The Ravens could do a lot worse to build around Lamar Jackson than selecting the physical, reliable Harmon. Aside from having great hands and running smooth routes, he’s an incredible blocker. 
             
23. Houston Texans: Garrett Bradbury, OC/OG, North Carolina State. The quest to upgrade the long-struggling offensive line in Houston turns to one of the most physical finishers in the draft and an instant starter at any of the three IOL positions for the Texans. 
             
24. Oakland Raiders (from CHI): N’Keal Harry, WR, Arizona State. Oakland uses the bounty from Amari Cooper to replace him with the supersized Harry, who moves quite well for a 6-6 receiver and can really help on 3rd downs and in the red zone. 
  
25. Philadelphia Eagles: Montez Sweat, EDGE, Mississippi State. His stiff-arm bull rush wowed in Mobile, and his game tape features more of his high football IQ and ability to bend the edge. He and Derek Barnett as the Eagles young edges would be fun to watch

26. Indianapolis Colts: Jerry Tillery, DT, Notre Dame. A powerful interior rusher with the ability to dominate (see the Michigan game), Tillery instantly reinforces the weakest point on the promising young Colts defense.
             
27. Oakland Raiders (from DAL): Devin Bush, LB, Michigan. Bush can fly all over the field and do anything asked of an NFL LB, but his size (he’s expected to be 5-10/225) is a detraction. Give Gruden football players like this and the size doesn’t matter (much).             

28. Los Angeles Chargers: Andre Dillard, OT, Washington State. The Chargers depth up front is shallower than a Kardashian’s intellect. Dillard can play either tackle spot and appears undervalued at this point in the draft process. 
             
29. Kansas City Chiefs: DeAndre Baker, CB, Georgia. Building up the pass defense is an imperative for a team that figures to see a lot of comeback attempts against them. Baker brings a physical presence with a high football IQ; his speed in Indy is one of the biggest things I’m watching. 
             
30. Green Bay Packers (from NO): Chris Lindstrom, OG, Boston College. Lindstrom can play any interior line position. The Packers need his technically savvy surliness right away. 
  
31. Los Angeles Rams: Nasir Adderley, S, Delaware. The first FCS-level prospect comes off the board at the back end of the first round, and Adderly instantly upgrades the back end of the Rams defense with his all-around game.

32. New England Patriots: Irv Smith, TE, Alabama. It’s convenient to call Smith a Gronk replacement, but the lithe Smith has a different style of game. The Patriots will find ways to use his elusiveness in space and his blocking chops.

Teams that lack a first-round pick...

Dallas Cowboys: Deebo Samuel, WR, South Carolina

New Orleans Saints: Christian Wilkins, DT, Clemson

Chicago Bears: Riley Ridley, WR, Georgia

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Patriots, Cardinals, Washington Each Get Four Compensatory Picks

Feb 23, 2019 9:51 AM

The New England Patriots, Arizona Cardinals and Washington each will get four of the 32 compensatory draft picks the NFL awarded on Friday.

The Patriots get two picks in the third round, one in the sixth and one in the seventh.

Under the rules for compensatory draft selections, a team losing more or better compensatory free agents than it acquires in the previous year is eligible to receive the picks. The compensatory picks are positioned within the third-through-seventh rounds based on the value of the compensatory free agents lost.

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Tags: Arizona Cardinals, New England Patriots, Washington Redskins, Draft, Draft Misc

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Washington Was Interested In Trade For Joe Flacco

Feb 18, 2019 9:46 AM

The Baltimore Ravens will trade Joe Flacco to the Denver Broncos once the league year turns over on March 13.

The Broncos became motivated to agree to a deal to acquire Flacco because Washington was seriously interested in the quarterback as well.

Alex Smith will likely be out for the entire 2019 season.

Josh Alper/Pro Football Talk

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Washington Hires Rob Ryan As Inside Linebackers Coach

Jan 30, 2019 4:04 PM

The Washington Redskins have hired Rob Ryan as their inside linebackers coach.

Ryan has been out of the NFL for the last two seasons. He spent the 2016 season as assistant head coach/defense under his brother, Rex, with the Buffalo Bills.

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Redskins Believe Alex Smith Will Miss All Of 2019 Season

Jan 27, 2019 7:27 PM

The Washington Redskins are planning as though they won't have Alex Smith at all in 2019, according to sources.

Smith's first season in Washington was cut short by a gruesome leg injury that will take considerable time to heal. He suffered a compound fracture in Week 11.

The Redskins would be surprised if Smith were able to play at all next season.

The quarterback has battled infections, which have lengthened the recovery process.

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Infographic: Chargers, Colts Finish In Top-10 In Offense, Defense DVOA
The Chargers and Colts rank in the top-10 in both Offensive and Defensive DVOA.

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Cardinals Claim D.J. Swearinger Off Waivers
D.J. Swearinger was released by Washington two days after he criticized the play calling of defensive coordinator Greg Manusky.

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NFL Releases 2019 Pro Bowl Rosters
Patrick Mahomes is a Pro Bowl starter in his first season as a starting quarterback.

RealGM Staff Report

Alex Smith Released From Hospital With Encouraging Prognosis
If Alex Smith were unable to play, Washington would have to eat $20.4 million worth of salary-cap space next season and $21.4 million in 2020.

Adam Schefter, John Keim/ESPN

Nick Bosa Headlines Latest ESPN 2019 Mock Draft, Two QBs In Top-10
Todd McShay has released his latest mock draft with Nick Bosa going to the Cardinals with the No. 1 overall selection.

Todd McShay/ESPN

Redskins To Start Josh Johnson
Josh Johnson was signed just last week after Colt McCoy suffered a season-ending injury.

John Keim/ESPN

Alex Smith Suffering From Post-Op Infection In Leg
Alex Smith will likely need to undergo further procedures to treat the infection.

Josh Alper/Pro Football Talk

Washington Signs Josh Johnson To Be Back Up QB
Josh Johnson last threw a regular season pass in 2011 while with the Buccaneers.

Herbie Teope/NFL.com

Washington Unlikely To Sign Colin Kaepernick
The Redskins discussed signing Colin Kaepernick, but opted against doing so because they felt they'd have to change too much of their offense.

John Keim/ESPN

Washington Has Internally Discussed Pursuing Colin Kaepernick
Washington has effectively ruled out pursuing Colin Kaepernick.

Charean Williams/Pro Football Talk

Colt McCoy Done For Season With Fractured Fibula
The Redskins have lost another quarterback after Colt McCoy suffered a season-ending injury on Monday night.

John Keim/ESPN

Washington Won't Play Reuben Foster Until Legal Process Concludes
The Redskins claimed Reuben Foster on waivers Wednesday, but they claim he won't play until charges stemming from his recent domestic violence arrest are resolved.

Michael David Smith/Pro Football Talk

Washington Claims Reuben Foster Off Waivers
Washington was the only team to put in a waiver claim for Reuben Foster.

John Keim/ESPN

Alex Smith Not Certain To Return To NFL
Alex Smith is facing a lengthy rehab following his spiral fracture in his leg in which the bone broke through his skin.

Adam Schefter/ESPN

Washington Signs Mark Sanchez
Washington opted for Mark Sanchez from a group that also included E.J. Manuel, Kellen Clemens, Josh Johnson and T.J. Yates.

John Keim/ESPN

Alex Smith Out For Season With Broken Tibia, Fibula
Alex Smith will undergo surgery and miss the remainder of the season.

John Keim/ESPN

Redskins Get Ha Ha Clinton-Dix In Deal With Packers
The Packers have traded Ha Ha Clinton-Dix to the Redskins for a fourth-round draft pick, according to sources.

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Adrian Peterson Is Oldest Player With 60-Yard TD Since Jim Thorpe
Adrian Peterson ran for a 64-yard touchdown on Sunday, becoming the oldest player in NFL history to record a touchdown run of 60-plus yards since Jim Thorpe did so in 1921 as a 34-year-old.

Michael David Smith/Pro Football Talk

Cowboys, Colts, Washington Interested In Amari Cooper
The Cowboys are strongly interested in a trade for Amari Cooper.

Adam Schefter/ESPN

Adrian Peterson Played With Dislocated Shoulder
Adrian Peterson said he suffered a dislocated shoulder during Monday night's game between the Redskins and Saints.

John Keim/ESPN