October 2019 - Washington Redskins Wiretap

Dwayne Haskins Excited About Possibility He'll Start

Oct 31, 2019 8:28 AM

With Case Keenum still in the concussion protocol, Dwayne Haskins took first-team reps in practice on Wednesday.

There's a chance Haskins will start at quarterback for the Washington Redskins on Sunday against the Buffalo Bills.

"I get hyped every day I get to put a helmet on," Haskins said. "Even more excited to put a first start on film, even more excited about it."

Haskins has seen limited action in two games. He's 12-for-22 with 140 yards, with no touchdowns and four interceptions.

Washington Post

Tags: Washington Redskins, Misc Rumor

Trent Williams Ends Holdout, Reports To Washington

Oct 29, 2019 4:18 PM

Trent Williams has ended his holdout and has reported back to Washington.

Washington began listening to trade offers for Williams as the deadline approached.

Adam Schefter/ESPN

Tags: Washington Redskins, Free Agent Rumor, Misc Rumor

Washington Listening To Trent Brown Trade Offers

Oct 28, 2019 3:56 PM

Washington is finally open to trading Trent Brown.

Brown is holding out this season.

The Cleveland Browns have interest in trading for Brown to improve their offensive line.

Ian Rapoport/NFL.com

Tags: Washington Redskins, Misc Rumor, Trade Rumor

Adrian Peterson 'Holds Back Tears' As Vikings Fans Cheer

Oct 25, 2019 8:59 AM

Late in Thursday night's Washington Redskins-Minnesota Vikings game, fans in Minneapolis showered Adrian Peterson with cheers, causing the running back to choke up.

Peterson moved into sixth-place on the NFL's all-time rushing list earlier in the game, a Vikings victory, which was shown on the scoreboards. The announcement led to a prolonged ovation, chants of "AP!" and Peterson twice waving to the crowd.

Peterson spent 10 years with the Vikings, rushing for a franchise-record 11,747 yards and 97 touchdowns.

"I had to hold tears back, to be honest," Peterson said. "It was special, a special moment."

He rushed for 76 yards on 14 carries for the Redskins in defeat.

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Tags: Minnesota Vikings, Washington Redskins

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."

Adam Schefter/ESPN

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."

John Keim/ESPN

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.

Dianna Russini/ESPN

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.

Ed Werder/ESPN

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

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Videos Of Jay Gruden Appearing Intoxicated Surface On Social Media

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Daniel Snyder Overruled Jay Gruden On Drafting Dwayne Haskins

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