IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Iowa assistant coach Reese Morgan has announced his retirement after 19 seasons with the Hawkeyes.
Coach Kirk Ferentz says that Morgan, who has coached the Hawkeyes'...
Redskins lose another offensive lineman for season
ASHBURN, Va. (AP) — Rookie tackle Geron Christian is out for the rest of the season in the latest significant injury to the Washington Redskins' offensive line.
Coach Jay Gruden said Monday that Christian will miss the final seven games of the regular season and any in the playoffs after tearing the medial collateral ligament in his right knee. Christian, the Redskins' third-round pick who was forced into action by a bevy of injuries, hurt his knee Sunday at Tampa Bay.
3 Skins starters out for season: Scherff, Lauvao, Richardson
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Washington Redskins lost more than a quarter of their starting offense in one fell swoop Monday, with receiver Paul Richardson and guards Brandon Scherff and Shawn Lauvao all going on injured reserve because they need season-ending surgery.
Redskins riding run defense, rushing offense to 4-2 start
WASHINGTON (AP) — With Jonathan Allen and Daron Payne anchoring the defensive line, and Adrian Peterson hardly looking like a 33-year-old, the Washington Redskins have established what sort of team they are. It's quite a drastic shift from who they've been under coach Jay Gruden until now.
Their defense stops the run — gasp! — and their offense — get this! — moves the ball on the ground.
"It starts up front, in the trenches," Gruden said Monday. "Those big guys are doing a great job."
Redskins’ offensive line living up to Hogs 2.0 nickname
ASHBURN, Va. (AP) — Long before Alex Smith and Adrian Peterson joining the Redskins was ever a possibility, Trent Williams made up Hogs 2.0 T-shirts for Washington's offensive linemen.
The original "Hogs" offensive line paved the way for three Super Bowl titles, so this group has a long way to go before they can be compared to that group.
At the NFL scouting combine last month, Notre Dame product Quenton Nelson made his case for why teams should use a top-five pick on a guard a position, historically, taken in the later rounds.
He rattled off Aaron Donald and Geno Atkins: two destructive forces that wreak havoc on a weekly basis. They are both defensive tackles, and defenses are having increasing success up the middle.
ASHBURN, Va. (AP) — The Washington Redskins have shored up their offensive line by re-signing swing tackle Ty Nsekhe and interior lineman Tony Bergstrom and exercising the fifth-year option on starting right guard Brandon Scherff's contract.
The Redskins announced the deals Monday as they began their offseason program. The signings ensure depth along the line for at least next season.
INDIANAPOLIS Quenton Nelson describes himself as a nasty player. Clean. But nasty.
"I want to dominate all my opponents and take their will away to play the game," the Notre Dame product said.
Nelson is a 6-foot-5, 325-pound behemoth. At the Scouting Combine on Thursday, he recorded 35 reps of the 225-pound bench press when the average offensive lineman in 2017 had 26, according to the NFL Network. He also measured an 82-inch wingspan.
Three Redskins were named to the Pro Bowl back in December, but only one will actually play in Sunday's exhibition in Orlando, Florida.
Linebacker Ryan Kerrigan will be the Redskins' sole representative, as guard Brandon Scherff and tackle Trent Williams withdrew because of injuries. Scherff dealt with lingering knee pain throughout the year, and Williams had knee realignment surgery on Dec. 29.
Allen Park – The Detroit Lions will have a second Pro Bowler. Guard T.J. Lang has been invited to participate in the game after Washington's Brandon Scherff pulled out with an injury. Lang will join teammate Darius Slay in Orlando.
Lang battled his own injuries in his first season with the Lions, missing three games due to a back strain, foot injury and concussion.
Washington's offensive line will be as thin as feared Sunday when it plays the Seattle Seahawks in CenturyLink Field.
Left tackle Trent Williams, center Spencer Long and left guard Shawn Lauvao are out. Right guard Brandon Scherff is active, though how much he will play, and if he will start, remains in question. Morgan Moses, who sprained both ankles last week, is the "healthiest" Redskins offensive lineman.
LANDOVER With rain pouring down at FedEx Field near the end of the third quarter, Kirk Cousins went to drop back and within seconds, a swarm of Dallas Cowboys pass rushers met the Redskins quarterback behind the line of scrimmage dragging him down.
It was a familiar sight for the Redskins all evening. Cousins, behind a banged-up offensive line, just didn't have the time to make plays.
LANDOVER The Washington Redskins will be without three significant pieces of their offensive line Sunday when they take on the Dallas Cowboys at FedEx Field.
Left tackle Trent Williams (knee soreness) and right guard Brandon Scherff (MCL) were announced out after being listed as questionable. Center Spencer Long (quad tendinitis) was ruled out on Friday.
Spencer Long out as Redskins adjusting to banged up offensive line
ASHBURN Jay Gruden couldn't help but laugh. After naming guard Tyler Catalina as the Redskins' contingency plan in case Brandon Scherff (knee) misses Sunday's game against the Dallas Cowboys, the Washington Redskins coach laughed while adding an important caveat.
"If he can go," Gruden said, referencing Catalina recovering from a concussion.
The Redskins offensive line is banged up with four of their five starters missing practice throughout the week.
Banged-up Redskins face short week before game vs Cowboys
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Washington Redskins' injury situation is so bad that coach Jay Gruden would rather give players an extra day off than practice and possibly make it worse.
RT Morgan Moses signs multiyear extension with Redskins
ASHBURN, Va. (AP) — Right tackle Morgan Moses has signed a five-year contract extension with the Washington Redskins.
The team did not reveal the deal's financial terms when it was announced Thursday, before the start of the NFL draft.
The 6-foot-6, 335-pound Moses was a third-round pick out of Virginia in 2014. He has played in 40 regular-season games for the Redskins, including 33 starts — the last 32 in a row.
Injured Redskins TE Jordan Reed to miss game at Cardinals
ASHBURN, Va. (AP) — Washington Redskins tight end Jordan Reed will miss Sunday's game at the Arizona Cardinals with a sprained left shoulder.
Redskins coach Jay Gruden announced Friday that Reed would sit out. It'll be the third game missed this season by Reed, who leads the Redskins with 59 catches. He has 630 yards receiving and five TDs.
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- The Washington TimesRedskins patchwork offensive line holds up vs. Tampa BayNovember 12, 2018
- The Washington TimesQuinton Dunbar out, Morgan Moses active vs. BuccaneersNovember 11, 2018
- The Washington TimesAdrian Peterson, defense reasons for optimismNovember 9, 2018
- The Washington TimesJay Gruden understands 'critical' second-half for RedskinsNovember 9, 2018
Redskins RB Matt Jones misses practice with knee injury
ASHBURN, Va. (AP) — Washington Redskins running back Matt Jones was held out of practice Wednesday with a knee injury.
Coach Jay Gruden says Jones reported soreness while moving laterally and pain when cutting. It's unclear how the injury will affect Jones' availability for the Redskins' game Sunday against the Cincinnati Bengals in London.
Redskins LT Trent Williams’ left knee ‘structurally sound’
ASHBURN, Va. (AP) — Washington Redskins coach Jay Gruden says an MRI shows that left tackle Trent Williams' left knee is "structurally OK."
Speaking to reporters Monday, Gruden called the information about his Pro Bowl offensive lineman "good news", but added that Williams will need to be monitored during the week.
Williams left Sunday's 20-17 loss to the Detroit Lions after injuring his knee.