Redskins are unraveling amid four-game losing streak
ASHBURN, Va. (AP) — The Washington Redskins have lost four in a row, are down to their fourth quarterback and are mired in criticism from several players.
A once-promising season has gone off the rails thanks to injuries on the offense and blown assignments and missed tackles on defense. The finger-pointing is well underway on a team that has fallen to 6-7 and there is plenty of blame to go around.
ASHBURN, Va. (AP) — The Washington Redskins say they're concerned by allegations made by cheerleaders in a New York Times article about a trip to Costa Rica for a photo shoot in 2013.
Team president Bruce Allen said in a statement Thursday the organization is immediately looking into the situation. Allen says if the investigation shows any employees acted inappropriately, "those employees will face significant repercussions."
For the last four Redskins' drafts, Doug Williams was involved, he had input and he took part in the decision process but they weren't his.
He knows this year, at least perception-wise, it's going to be a little different.
Williams, after all, was promoted to "senior vice president of player personnel" in June 2017. The position is the closest thing the franchise has to a general manager.
Redskins President Bruce Allen is the least-trusted executive in the NFL, according to a USA Today poll.
The newspaper polled 25 agents. An unnamed agent told the paper, "you never know if he's shooting straight with you."
The Redskins were also named as the third-worst prepared team during contract negotiations, according to the poll.
Bruce Allen spotted at LSU’s pro day; Redskins interested in Derrius Guice
NFL draft season is in full swing.
Washington Redskins President Bruce Allen was spotted at LSU's pro day Wednesday. Allen and the Redskins reportedly were scheduled to meet with running back Derrius Guice , as well.
In the tweet below, Allen can be seen off to the side.
Mike Tomlin sighting at #LSUProDay 👀. Tigers about to do 40-yard dash in a few moments. pic.twitter.com/YfqqJ52XNl Jared P. Joseph (@MrJoseph68) April 4, 2018
‘You’re not going to run out of gigabytes with the dude’: new Redskins QB praised by coaches
ORLANDO, Fla. — To hear Jay Gruden tell the story, the Redskins are about to get a lot better now that Alex Smith is lining up under center.
Gruden, the Redskins’ coach, was careful not to make his comments a critique of outgoing quarterback Kirk Cousins — he didn’t want to compare the two. But he was effusive in his praise for Smith, the team’s new signal-caller.
This is the guy. Their guy. Alex Smith.
He's not Mike Shanahan's guy. I'd say he's not Scot McCloughan's guy, but it was McCloughan who drafted Smith as the No. 1 pick in 2005 for San Francisco. But he's not McCloughan's guy here in Washington.
He's all theirs Dan Snyder, Bruce Allen, Doug Williams and Jay Gruden. They own the decision to trade for Smith.
The NFL scouting combine the Washington Redskins' time to shine is upon us.
Last year, the franchise glowed.
For those who have drank the Kool Aid by the barrel and believe that this organization has long since buried the dysfunctional and destructive days of Dan Snyder's ownership style, it is important to recall the Redskins 2017 scouting combine act the disappearance of Redskins general manager Scot McCloughan.
NFL reportedly tells Redskins that late intentional-grounding penalty was erroneous
The NFL reportedly told Washington team president Bruce Allen that the referees in Sunday's game incorrectly flagged Kirk Cousins for intentional grounding on the Redskins' second-to-last play of regulation, according to a report by USA Today.
Cousins told reporters after the game that the play was supposed to be a run, but the Saints were lined up to stop the run and Washington wanted to throw the ball away in the area of Jamison Crowder.
Redskins’ Everett gets his shot as Cravens mulls retiring
ASHBURN, Va. (AP) — Deshazor Everett's chance has come. And in a most unexpected way.
The special-teams ace has been thrust into the Washington Redskins starting lineup following the shocking news that Redskins safety Su'a Cravens is considering retiring from the NFL at age 22.
Kirk Cousins will be the first quarterback in NFL history to play consecutive seasons on the franchise tag.
Cousins and the Washington Redskins didn't sign a long-term deal by the deadline Monday. He will make $23.94 million on the franchise tag in 2017 after earning $19.95 million last year.
Kirk Cousins could easily feel uncertain about his future with the Washington Redskins. There have been two rounds of tense negotiations with little progress, coupled with the history of the Redskins not valuing him enough to have already signed him to a long term deal.
Yet as another deadline looms, Cousins harbors no animosity toward Eric Schaffer, the person he describes as the team's "classy" chief negotiator.
ASHBURN, Va. (AP) — Only a year removed from being the Redskins' starting running back, Matt Jones is now waiting for Washington to release him.
Agent Hadley Engelhard told The Associated Press on Wednesday that Jones' camp "asked very politely" for him to be released because "he has no future there." Jones skipped recent voluntary offseason workouts and showed up for mandatory minicamp this week.
Kirk Cousins skips team event, but Redskins remain optimistic on long-term deal
The Washington Redskins held their annual charity golf tournament on Monday, but according to reports there was a notable omission in the lineup - quarterback Kirk Cousins.
The team schedules the tournament in lieu of a day of OTA practices, so that the entire roster can be in attendance. OTA practices are optional for players to attend, though they are rarely missed.
Washington Redskins finalize Jay Gruden’s coaching staff
ASHBURN, Va. (AP) — The Washington Redskins have hired Chris O'Hara as offensive quality control coach and given new titles to assistant head coach and offensive line coach Bill Callahan, outside linebackers coach Chad Grimm and assistant special teams coach Bret Munsey.
Hub Arkush: No one shames themselves and their organization like Daniel Snyder and Bruce Allen in Washington
If the first day of NFL Free Agency 2017 felt like the Daytona 500 with cars spinning all over the track at times, day two has been more of a road rally with some oldies but goodies both coming home to roost and electing to choose fresh starts in new environments as they enter their golden years.
But before we talk about players like Julius Peppers, Mike Adams, Lawrence Timmons, Andrew Whitworth and others, we must consider for a moment the disgrace that is the NFL’s Washington franchise.
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Redskins fire general manager Scot McCloughan
WASHINGTON (AP) — On the opening day of NFL free agency, the Washington Redskins made a franchise-altering move that didn't involve a player.
They fired general manager Scot McCloughan on Thursday, ending speculation about his future that had clouded the organization in recent weeks. Team president Bruce Allen announced the firing, which is effective immediately.
McCloughan, 46, served as GM for the past two years and had a four-year contract.
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — After building three Super Bowl-winning teams, former general manager Bobby Beathard will finally get his name on the Washington Redskins' Ring of Fame this season.
Beathard will become the 49th member of the ring when he is inducted on Nov. 13. With rosters constructed by Beathard, Washington won three Super Bowls and appeared in a fourth over a span of 10 years.
"His resume is more than impressive," team president Bruce Allen said Saturday....