Adrian Peterson a healthy scratch in Skins’ opener
Adrian Peterson entered Sunday a single yard shy of becoming the fifth running back in NFL history to top 1,000 yards rushing in season openers.
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Redskins take RB Bryce Love, G Wes Martin in 4th round
ASHBURN, Va. (AP) — On Day 3 of the NFL draft, the Washington Redskins made one fourth-round pick for the long-term future and another for immediate help.
ASHBURN, Va. (AP) — A person with knowledge of the move says the Washington Redskins have agreed to re-sign running back Adrian Peterson to an $8 million, two-year deal.
Top of golf now belongs to youth
HONOLULU (AP) — Leave it to the oldest rookie to best illustrate how the PGA Tour has become such a young man's game.
Chris Thompson tried for 19 years to reach the highest level of golf, and he finally earned a PGA Tour card when he was 42. With every year he spent on mini-tours from Florida to Arizona, he couldn't help but notice that getting better only meant keeping up.
"It's a profession that not many good players get out of, but there's always good players getting into it," Thompson said.
The long road to PGA Tour for 42-year-old rookie
HONOLULU (AP) — Considering the long road he traveled and the setbacks that followed, it's hard to imagine anyone at the Sony Open who appreciates this island paradise more than Chris Thompson. He could have swum to Hawaii in less time than it took him to reach the PGA Tour.
If there is a mini-tour, chances are he has played it.
Most amazing about Thompson is not that it took him 19 years to get there, but that he never quit trying, even as the odds kept shrinking with age.
Trent Williams, Quinton Dunbar active for Redskins at Dallas
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Left tackle Trent Williams and cornerback Quinton Dunbar are active for Washington on Thanksgiving against Dallas after missing multiple games with injuries.
Williams missed three straight games with a dislocated right thumb, while Dunbar was sidelined four of the previous five games with nerve damage as part of a shin injury.
Redskins turn to McCoy as starter, sign Sanchez as backup
ASHBURN, Va. (AP) — Colt McCoy knew exactly what his teammates needed to hear.
In the aftermath of a gut-wrenching two-point loss and the sickening season-ending injury to Alex Smith, McCoy stood up in the Washington Redskins locker room and addressed the group.
Redskins rule out Crowder, Thompson and Williams vs. Falcons
ASHBURN, Va. (AP) — The Washington Redskins have ruled out wide receiver Jamison Crowder, running back Chris Thompson and left tackle Trent Williams for their game Sunday against the Atlanta Falcons.
First-place Redskins in search of passing game vs. Falcons
LANDOVER, Md. (AP) — All games and no practice reps make Alex Smith a dull quarterback.
Redskins short-handed on offense against Cowboys
Washington's offense is without a trio of key playmakers for Sunday's game against visiting Dallas.
Receivers Paul Richardson (shoulder and knee injuries) and Jamison Crowder (ankle) are inactive as well as third-down back Chris Thompson (rib and knee).
They are three of QB Alex Smith's top four targets so far this season, with Thompson leading the Redskins with 26 catches so far. Richardson ranks third on the team with 16, and Crowder is next with 13.
Redskins’ Thompson at peace returning to scene of injury
ASHBURN, Va. (AP) — Chris Thompson feels the pain, not the nerves.
Eleven months ago, the running back was in the middle of a career season with the Washington Redskins before he broke his right fibula on a freak play at the Superdome against the New Orleans Saints. He returns to the site of that injury Monday night looking like his old self but not quite feeling back to normal.
Running on full: Redskins’ Adrian Peterson is going strong
Adrian Peterson knows how most people see running backs in their 30s.
So he asked Washington Redskins legend John Riggins how he dealt with it.
"He was like, 'I'm taking care of my body and I have that mindset of you still got it and that determination. Most importantly, playing real hard,'" Peterson said. "Those are some of the same things that keep me going. It's always good to get confirmation from guys who have done it before."
Packers lose DL Wilkerson for season after surgery
GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — The Green Bay Packers lost at Washington on Sunday, and Mike Daniels lost one of his "buddies" when fellow defensive lineman Muhammad Wilkerson sustained a season-ending ankle injury.
"You never want to see anybody go down. You don't want to see your worst enemy go down out there," Daniels said Monday. "When you see one of your buddies go down, that makes it even worse. Mo and I are pretty close. He sits right next to me on the plane. I'm like, fudge. It's just all bad."
Big 2nd quarter lifts Redskins to dominant win over Cards
GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — For the last few minutes of the first quarter and all of the second, Washington's offense couldn't be stopped.
Whether it was Alex Smith passing or Adrian Peterson and Chris Thompson running, the Redskins simply dominated Arizona up front and the 24-6 Washington victory on Sunday was even more dominant than that score would indicate.
Mr. Smith goes to Washington as Redskins’ undisputed leader
Alex Smith doesn't believe in assigned seats.
As he tried to get to know his new Washington Redskins teammates, Smith sat in a different seat for each meeting.
Defensive line coach Jim Tomsula knew that from his time with Smith in San Francisco, and running back Chris Thompson beamed, "That's a trait from your quarterback that you like to see."
It's a concerted effort by Smith to fit in with the guys, something he did quickly after taking over as the Redskins' franchise quarterback.
Week 1-ready? Redskins offense is glaring question mark
ASHBURN, Va. (AP) — Trent Williams and Paul Richardson are pretty sure.
Jay Gruden and Jordan Reed understand there's no way to know.
After the Washington Redskins' starting offense didn't take one snap together as a complete group during the preseason, there's reason for both apprehension and optimism going into their season opener Sept. 9 at the Arizona Cardinals.
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Adrian Peterson signs with running back-depleted Redskins
ASHBURN, Va. (AP) — The Washington Redskins have signed four-time All-Pro running back Adrian Peterson.
The team announced the deal Monday after meeting with Peterson. Jamaal Charles and Orleans Darkwa also visited the Redskins the past two days after several injuries at the position, with the team opting to sign Peterson and De'Veon Smith.
FANTASY PLAYS: Kelley, Darnold potential sleeper picks
They're the hot names that everyone wants to know as they head into fantasy football drafts for the 2018 season — the unearthed gems and the deep values that can come out of nowhere to help you win your league and make you look smarter than everyone you are playing against.
But do "sleepers" even really exist in today's fantasy world?
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Chris Thompson goes out for a pass route with his right leg on his mind.
Eight months since breaking his right fibula, Thompson still thinks about it when running and making sudden moves. Now two days into his first taste of team drills at training camp, the Washington Redskins' 2017 offensive MVP is attempting to get over the mental hurdle of rehabbing from surgery and getting back to normal.
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Jay Gruden isn't handing the starting running back job to rookie Derrius Guice.
The Washington Redskins coach wants Guice — or someone else — to earn it.
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Washington Redskins coach Jay Gruden says defensive lineman Stacy McGee and cornerback Joshua Holsey will begin training camp on the physically unable to perform list.
Gruden announced the injury statuses Wednesday during his annual camp-opening news conference ahead of the first on-field workouts Thursday.
Alex Smith headlines Washington players appearing at Redskins Draft Fest
New Washington Redskins quarterback Alex Smith will be available to fans for autographs and pictures at Redskins Draft Fest on Saturday, April 28 at FedEx Field, the team announced Monday.
Smith was acquired from the Kansas City Chiefs in exchange for a 2018 third-round pick and cornerback Kendall Fuller in a trade made official in March.
Redskins running back Chris Thompson said Monday he will get to run on the field for the first time since undergoing leg surgery in November.
First day I get to run on the field since surgery. I'm so nervous. Lol Chris Thompson (@ChrisThompson_4) March 26, 2018
Thompson broke his leg against the New Orleans Saints, ending his season. Before his injury, Thompson was the Redskins' most effective playmaker, leading the team in both rushing and receiving yards.
Washington lands new QB Alex Smith a speed threat in Paul Richardson
Washington will sign former Seattle Seahawks WR Paul Richardson to a five-year, $40 million deal including $20 million guaranteed when the new league year opens Wednesday afternoon, NFL Media's Mike Garafolo reports.
Redskins running back Chris Thompson said Wednesday that quarterback Kirk Cousins sent "mixed messages" about whether he wanted to stay with Washington for the long-term.
Appearing on The Team 980, Thompson said he expected Cousins to stay. But he acknowledged Cousins' next contract, which will likely make him the highest-paid player in NFL history, would have made it difficult to keep him without sacrificing other team needs.
Redskins, Giants in Thanksgiving game between 2 losing teams
LANDOVER, Md. (AP) — With their losing records and their shaky defenses and their injury-depleted rosters, the Washington Redskins and New York Giants are not exactly ready for prime time, let alone for a national audience tuning in on Thanksgiving night.
The teams are a combined 6-14, including 0-5 in the NFC East. Dynamic players such as New York wideout Odell Beckham Jr. and Washington running back Chris Thompson are done for the season.
Reed, McClain, Roullier, Nicholson out for Skins vs. Giants
ASHBURN, Va. (AP) — Tight end Jordan Reed, defensive lineman Terrell McClain, center Chase Roullier and safety Montae Nicholson will miss the Washington Redskins' game against the New York Giants.
There might be other Redskins sidelined, too.
Coach Jay Gruden said Wednesday that seven or eight players will be game-time decisions Thursday night, indicating that left tackle Trent Williams is among that group.
This will be Reed's fourth consecutive game out with a hamstring injury.
Redskins put RB Rob Kelley, LB Will Compton on IR
ASHBURN, Va. (AP) — The Washington Redskins have placed starting running back Rob Kelley and inside linebacker Will Compton on injured reserve.
The team announced several moves Tuesday, including signing free agent defensive lineman Caraun Reid and Philadelphia Eagles practice squad running back Byron Marshall.
Redskins seek to fix offensive woes before facing Cowboys
WASHINGTON (AP) — With over a third of the Washington Redskins' offensive touchdowns, third-down back Chris Thompson is a must-start, fantasy football dream.
Thompson is enjoying a breakout season and is a major reason Washington (3-3) and staying competitive amid a lot of injuries. His performance is also masking a host of offensive woes.
TIME/TV: Monday, 8:30 p.m., ESPN
OPENING LINE: Eagles by 4½
SERIES RECORD: Redskins lead 86-74-5
LAST MEETING: Eagles beat Redskins 30-17, Sept. 10
LAST WEEK: Redskins beat 49ers 26-24; Eagles beat Panthers 28-23
AP PRO32 RANKING: Redskins No. 12, Eagles No. 1
REDSKINS OFFENSE: OVERALL (6), RUSH (10) PASS (8)
REDSKINS DEFENSE: OVERALL (12), RUSH (8), PASS (18)
ASHBURN Ideally, the Redskins want to get Chris Thompson 10 to 15 touches per game, coach Jay Gruden said Monday seven to eight carries and another seven to eight receptions.
Against the San Francisco 49ers on Sunday, Thompson who has become the team's most explosive playmaker this year finished with a career-high 20 touches, 16 rushes and four receptions.
Redskins’ Chris Thompson continues to be matchup nightmare
LANDOVER, Md. (AP) — Chris Thompson is quickly becoming a matchup nightmare.
Redskins come up big in prime time, rout Raiders 27-10
LANDOVER, Md. (AP) — Convinced no one outside their locker room gave them a chance to beat the Oakland Raiders, the Washington Redskins put together the kind of complete performance that made them worthy of the prime-time spotlight.
Kirk Cousins threw for 365 yards and three touchdowns, Chris Thompson had 188 all-purpose yards and a score and the Redskins sacked Derek Carr four times, forced three turnovers and held the Raiders to 128 yards in a dominating 27-10 victory on Sunday night.
Reed, Kelley and Foster out for Redskins vs. Raiders
LANDOVER, Md. (AP) — Tight end Jordan Reed, running back Rob Kelley and linebacker Mason Foster won't play for the Washington Redskins in their Sunday night game against the Oakland Raiders.
Reed has been limited at practice all week with a chest/rib injury, Kelley with a rib injury and Foster with a shoulder injury. Each player was listed as questionable after injuries suffered last week at the Los Angeles Rams.
Thompson is not-so-secret weapon for Redskins’ offense
ASHBURN, Va. (AP) — Chris Thompson remembers in vivid detail the passes he dropped, the routes he didn't run well enough and the sacks he allowed.
Redskins pound Rams on ground in 27-20 victory
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Even Kirk Cousins was OK with how much the Washington Redskins ran the ball in a 27-20 victory against their former offensive coordinator, Sean McVay, and the Los Angeles Rams.
The Redskins (1-1) rushed 39 times for 229 yards, including touchdown runs of 71 and 7 yards by Chris Thompson on Sunday.
Redskins sign RB Chris Thompson to contract extension
ASHBURN, Va. (AP) — The Washington Redskins have signed running back Chris Thompson to a contract extension.
The team announced the deal Tuesday but did not provide details. The extension comes five days before the season opener against the Philadelphia Eagles. Thompson is expected to continue his role as the third-down back and return kicks in Week 1.
Redskins vow to overcome preseason ‘demons’ of starting slow
LANDOVER, Md. (AP) — When the Washington Redskins went three-and-out on the first two drives of their third preseason game, players feared they'd get an earful.
"We didn't want to make coach Gruden more upset than he already was," running back Chris Thompson said.
Running back Chris Thompson re-signs with Redskins
ASHBURN, Va. (AP) — Running back Chris Thompson has re-signed with the Washington Redskins.
Cousins leads Redskins over Eagles 27-22
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — When Carson Wentz had the Philadelphia Eagles 17 yards from victory in the final minute, it didn't matter the team was down to one running back, a fourth-string right tackle and third long snapper.
They didn't get it done and nobody was making excuses.
"We lost. That's what really matters," Wentz said. "We didn't finish at the end. We had a chance to finish the game and win it on offense and we didn't do that."
Cousins leads Redskins over Eagles 27-22
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Chris Thompson kept running into the end zone on one of those rare times scoring a touchdown wasn't the optimal play.
Ryan Kerrigan made sure it didn't matter.
Thompson had a 25-yard TD run with 1:53 remaining, Kerrigan forced a turnover in the red zone and the Washington Redskins beat the Philadelphia Eagles 27-22 on Sunday.
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.
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 beat up Eagles’ defense on way to 27-20 victory
LANDOVER, Md. (AP) — Missing their biggest offensive target and facing one of the NFL's top defenses, the Washington Redskins looked as in command as they've been all season.
Kirk Cousins threw for 263 yards and two touchdowns, the three-headed running attack of Matt Jones, Robert Kelley and Chris Thompson combined for 231 yards and a touchdown and the Redskins ran roughshod over the Philadelphia Eagles in a 27-20 victory on Sunday.
Redskins RB Matt Jones expects to play vs. Steelers Monday
ASHBURN, Va. (AP) — Running back Matt Jones is listed as questionable but expects to play for the Washington Redskins in their season opener Monday night against the Pittsburgh Steelers.
Jones is almost fully healed after separating his left shoulder Aug. 19 and is confident he'll be 100 percent by game time. He has been a full participant in practice but was considered questionable because the NFL removed the "probable" distinction beginning this season.
Redskins’ Jones makes progress, hopes to play vs. Steelers
ASHBURN, Va. (AP) — Matt Jones slipped on a yellow non-contact jersey at the Washington Redskins' Monday morning practice as a precaution for the starting running back's separated left shoulder, though he was not happy about wearing it.
Jones, the second-year pro expected to start for the Redskins this season, is adamant that he will be ready Monday night when Washington hosts the Pittsburgh Steelers in the season opener for both teams.
Redskins’ Kelley has roster spot, not starting job, on mind
The dominoes couldn't have fallen any better to give undrafted rookie running back Robert Kelley an opportunity to show the Washington Redskins what he could do.
Matt Jones to miss remainder of preseason, hopes to be ready for regular season
ASHBURN The pain in Matt Jones' left shoulder subsided greatly since he was injured in last Friday's games against the New York Jets, but the Washington Redskins' running back will miss the remainder of the preseason.
The expectation is that Jones, who sustained a second-degree sprain in his AC joint, will be ready for the Monday night season opener against the Pittsburgh Steelers on Sept. 12.