June 2019 - Washington Redskins Wiretap

Alex Smith On Playing Again: 'That's The Plan'

Jun 21, 2019 10:19 AM

In his first interview since suffering a gruesome leg injury, Alex Smith says that he still intends to continue his NFL career.

"That's the plan," Smith said. "That's the plan. Steps. I've got to conquer some more steps before I get there. Learn to run again. That's a big one. I'm already throwing. I already feel like throwing is not a problem. I feel like I can throw. But dropping, moving around, all that kind of stuff, change of direction."

The Washington Redskins quarterback must wear the external fixator on his leg for another four to six weeks.

"Believe it or not, this thing is going to save my leg, save my bone, allow me to heal and walk again and hopefully play football again," Smith said.

Angie Goff/FOX5 DC

Tags: Washington Redskins, Injury, Misc Rumor

Washington Hopes Derrius Guice Can Extend Adrian Peterson's Career

Jun 20, 2019 11:03 AM

The Washington Redskins are hoping the presence of Derrius Guice will help Adrian Peterson last longer in the NFL.

"Yes it can," running backs coach Randy Jordan said. "There's no question the man has taken a lot of hits, but also delivered a lot. The thing I'm trying to get them to understand: All you guys can feed off each other. It allows them to come to the sidelines and see the whole game in a different light."

Peterson has said that "it's way too early" to start thinking about how the workload is going to be divvied up in the regular season with Guice coming off a torn ACL.

The 34-year-old Peterson has set a goal of rushing for 2,000 yards in 2019.


Tags: Washington Redskins, Misc Rumor

Trent Williams Upset With Washington Over Medical Procedure

Jun 6, 2019 7:55 AM

Trent Williams is frustrated with the Washington Redskins, in part because of a medical issue.

Williams underwent a procedure to remove a benign growth from his head this offseason. The tackle is upset over that and also wants to renegotiate his contract, according to sources.

His current contract expires after the 2020 season.

"Well, I know he's frustrated," Jay Gruden said. "Any time you have something done, a procedure like that, of that magnitude, you want to find the reason. You wish something, maybe, could've been done differently or different timing, but our doctors are very good. I know they did the best they can. I mean, they have plenty of degrees. I know they did the right thing in their mind, and I know Trent's probably frustrated.

"But at the end of the day, we want him back, staff wants him back, players want him back and hopefully we'll get it fixed."

John Keim/ESPN

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