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.
AP source: Redskins sign CB Orlando Scandrick to 2-year deal
WASHINGTON (AP) — A person with direct knowledge of the move says the Washington Redskins have signed cornerback Orlando Scandrick to a two-year deal worth up to $10 million.
The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity Monday because the team had not announced the deal.
Bashaud Breeland to sign three-year deal with Panthers
Cornerback Bashaud Breeland will be leaving the Washington Redskins for the Carolina Panthers, agreeing Tuesday to a three-year, $24 million deal with $11 million guaranteed, according to multiple reports.
Breeland, 26, spent the last four seasons in Washington after being a fourth-round pick in the 2014 NFL Draft. After a promising 2015 season, Breeland was inconsistent in his two years opposite of Josh Norman. He started 15 games last season.
Redskins pick in Alex Smith trade brings value, too
When the Washington Redskins drafted Spencer Long in 2014, they got a reliable offensive lineman capable of playing either guard or center. Selected with the 78th overall pick, Long eventually started 31 of 40 games first at left guard, then at center.
Redskins sign cornerback Quinton Dunbar to multiyear deal
ASHBURN, Va. (AP) — The Washington Redskins have signed cornerback Quinton Dunbar to a multiyear deal.
The team announced the contract Monday after finishing its season at 7-9. Dunbar was set to be a restricted free agent.
Dunbar, 25, was a receiver at Florida and converted to cornerback during his first NFL training camp in 2015. He reached career highs with 15 games, four starts, 28 tackles and eight passes defensed this season.
Redskins could rely on young defensive backs against Eagles
ASHBURN, Va. (AP) — Quinton Dunbar takes pride in the way Washington Redskins defensive backs coach Torrian Gray makes every member of the secondary prepare as though he's starting.
"When you get in, you are expected to play like a starter," Dunbar said.
That approach has come in handy this season. Already 2015 All-Pro Josh Norman, fellow cornerback Bashaud Breeland and safety Stefan McClure have gone down with injuries, and second-year safety Su'a Cravens left the team to contemplate retirement.
Banged-up Chiefs offensive line loses Duvernay-Tardif
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — D.J. Swearinger wasn't even sure he could play Monday night in Kansas City because of a hamstring injury, yet the Redskins safety was on the field from start to finish.
Good thing, too. The Redskins might have run out of backup defensive backs.
Newcomers turn Redskins defense into a force early in season
ASHBURN, Va. (AP) — When the Washington Redskins turned over almost half their starting defense from last season, coach Jay Gruden didn't know how it would go.
"You're never quite sure until they get here," Gruden said.
The Redskins' defensive newcomers are here, and so far they're spectacular.
ASHBURN, Va. (AP) — The Washington Redskins have signed the final member of their 10-player draft class, third-round pick Fabian Moreau.
The team announced the deal Friday.
The cornerback out of UCLA tore a pectoral muscle at his pro day in March. He was projected to be a first- or second-round pick before the injury and went 81st overall to the Redskins.
ASHBURN, Va. (AP) — Alabama teammates Jonathan Allen and Ryan Anderson have signed their rookie contracts with the Washington Redskins, who have deals with nine of their 10 draft picks.
The only player Washington drafted but has not signed yet is third-round selection Fabian Moreau, a cornerback from UCLA.
The Redskins announced agreements Thursday with first-rounder Allen, a defensive lineman taken 17th overall, and second-rounder Anderson, a linebacker.
Gruden has to be thrilled that Redskins focused on ‘D’ early
WASHINGTON (AP) — A few months ago, Jay Gruden famously said of the initial two first-round picks during his tenure as coach of the Washington Redskins: "One's played two downs and one's a guard."
He sure seemed more pleased about the way things went this time around in the NFL draft — and the disarray that had been the hallmark of Washington's offseason diminished, at least for a few days.
Redskins remain defensive, draft Alabama LB, UCLA cornerback
ASHBURN, Va. (AP) — The Washington Redskins hope to have found short- and long-term upgrades to their 28th-ranked defense on the second day of the NFL draft.
Washington went back to the Alabama well Friday night to take outside linebacker Ryan Anderson in the second round at pick No. 49 and selected injured UCLA cornerback Fabian Moreau in the third round with the 81st pick. Anderson's selection came after the Redskins took Crimson Tide defensive lineman Jonathan Allen with 17th pick on Thursday.
NFL Combine Top Performers
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — A list of top 10 performers in each drill during the NFL's annual scouting combine, which ended Monday.
Rosen, Jamabo lead UCLA over UNLV 42-21
PASADENA, Calif. (AP) — Josh Rosen threw one touchdown and ran for another, Soso Jamabo rushed for three touchdowns and UCLA held off UNLV 42-21 on Saturday.
Rosen had 267 yards passing, Jamabo rushed for 90 yards as the Bruins (1-1) and Brandon Stephens added 71 yards rushing.
Fabian Moreau intercepted passes by the Rebels' Johnny Stanton twice, taking the first back 52 yards to set up a short touchdown run by Jamabo.