Redskins without Doctson, Saints scratch Teo
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The Washington Redskins have scratched receiver Josh Doctson from the lineup for Monday night's game against New Orleans.
Doctson had been listed as questionable with a heel injury on the club's final injury report on Saturday. The Redskins say Maurice Harris will start in Doctson's place.
The Saints, who'd already ruled out receiver Ted Ginn Jr. with knee soreness, also scratched linebacker Manti Teo, who'd been questionable with a knee injury.
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WASHINGTON REDSKINS (7-9)
New faces: QB Alex Smith, RB Adrian Peterson, WR Paul Richardson, DT Daron Payne, DT Tim Settle, OLB Pernell McPhee, CB Adonis Alexander.
Key losses: QB Kirk Cousins, WR Terrelle Pryor, WR Ryan Grant, TE Niles Paul, DL Terrell McClain, LB Will Compton, CB Bashaud Breeland, S DeAngelo Hall.
Hokies need to rebuild defense to continue positive momentum
Virginia Tech has surged back into the national rankings in its first two seasons with Justin Fuente as coach.
Fuente is staring down what could be his most challenging year yet with the Hokies.
Redskins release veteran cornerback Orlando Scandrick
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — The Washington Redskins made a surprise move three weeks into training camp by releasing veteran cornerback Orlando Scandrick.
Huge task: Hokies look to replace 8 starters on defense
Virginia Tech is spending much of fall practice working to fill some huge holes on defense.
That side of the ball has always been a strength for the Hokies under defensive coordinator Bud Foster, who faces a major overhaul. Three players left early for the NFL, three graduated and two more were dismissed during the offseason.
NEW YORK (AP) — The New York Giants have spent a 2019 third-round draft pick on Western Michigan cornerback Sam Beal, and Washington has selected Virginia Tech cornerback Adonis Alexander in the sixth round Wednesday.
New York will surrender its third-round pick in next April's draft in Nashville, while the Redskins give up a sixth-rounder.
Both players were ruled academically ineligible for the upcoming college football season and entered the supplemental draft.
BLACKSBURG, Va. (AP) — Virginia Tech announced cornerback Adonis Alexander is no longer with the team and junior college transfer cornerback Jeremy Webb will miss the season with an Achilles tendon injury.
No. 21 VTech, No. 22 West Virginia renew dormant rivalry
No. 22 West Virginia (10-3 in 2016) vs. No. 21 Virginia Tech (10-4) in Landover, Maryland, Sunday 7:30 p.m. (ABC)
No. 23 Virginia Tech holds on for 24-21 win over Duke
DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — Virginia Tech took the lead with some "Beamerball." The Hokies kept hold of it with another program staple — some tough defense at the right time.
Adonis Alexander returned a blocked field goal 75 yards for the early, go-ahead touchdown, and No. 23 Virginia Tech held on to beat Duke 24-21 on Saturday and remain in control of the ACC's Coastal Division race.
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- The Washington TimesPaul Richardson active vs. Colts, Maurice Harris outSeptember 16, 2018
- The Washington TimesAdonis Alexander sees 'golden opportunity' with RedskinsJuly 12, 2018
- The Washington TimesRedskins add Virginia Tech's Adonis Alexander in supplemental draftJuly 12, 2018