Redskins’ Collins glad to put Giants’ turmoil behind him
ASHBURN, Va. (AP) — Dave Gettleman's trash seems to be the Washington Redskins' treasure.
Three years after the-then Carolina Panthers general manager let cornerback Josh Norman out of his...
Redskins hire Tim Rattay as quarterbacks coach
ASHBURN, Va. (AP) — The Washington Redskins have hired Tim Rattay as quarterbacks coach.
The team announced the move Friday. Rattay succeeds Kevin O'Connell in the job after O'Connell was promoted to offensive coordinator.
Rattay spent the past four years as quarterbacks coach at Louisiana Tech. He played for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in 2006 when now-Redskins coach Jay Gruden was an offensive assistant.
Redskins hire Rob Ryan as inside linebackers coach
ASHBURN, Va. (AP) — The Washington Redskins have hired longtime NFL defensive guru Rob Ryan as inside linebackers coach.
The team announced the move Wednesday, a day after promoting Kevin O'Connell to offensive coordinator on coach Jay Gruden's staff. Ryan most recently served as the Buffalo Bills' assistant head coach for defense in 2016.
Redskins promote Kevin O’Connell to offensive coordinator
ASHBURN, Va. (AP) — The Washington Redskins have promoted Kevin O'Connell to offensive coordinator after he previously served as passing game coordinator and quarterbacks coach.
The team announced O'Connell's promotion Tuesday along with other changes to Jay Gruden's coaching staff. Matt Cavanaugh, who had been offensive coordinator the past two seasons, is now the Redskins' senior offensive assistant.
Redskins hire Nate Kaczor as new special teams coordinator
ASHBURN, Va. (AP) — Nate Kaczor (KAT'-sir) has been hired by the Washington Redskins as their special teams coordinator.
The team announced the move Saturday.
Kaczor replaces Ben Kotwica, who joined the Atlanta Falcons this month after five years with the Redskins.
Redskins full of uncertainty after injury-riddled season
ASHBURN, Va. (AP) — The Washington Redskins' constantly changing personnel reminded cornerback Josh Norman of a game show.
"It's like watching 'Jeopardy,'" Norman said as players cleaned out their lockers on Monday. "You watch 'Jeopardy?' When you watch it, do you see the same people?"
Swearinger released by Redskins, gets no explanation why
The Washington Redskins released safety D.J. Swearinger on Monday.
Swearinger early in the day told a radio station in Washington D.C. he'd been cut with one game remaining in the regular season. He said on 106.7 The Fan that Redskins coach Jay Gruden did not give him an explanation for the move.
"I don't regret nothing, because I know I gave 100 percent effort from my heart," Swearinger said.
The Redskins later Monday sent out a release with the transaction.
Redskins’ Nicholson placed on non-injury list
ASHBURN, Va. (AP) — Washington Redskins safety Montae Nicholson was placed on the NFL reserve/non-football injury list Wednesday.
Redskins-Jaguars Preview Capsule
WASHINGTON (6-7) vs. JACKSONVILLE (4-9)
Sunday, 1 p.m. ET, CBS
OPENING LINE - Jaguars by 8 ½
RECORD VS. SPREAD - Washington 7-6, Jacksonville 4-7-2
SERIES RECORD - Redskins lead 5-1
LAST MEETING - Redskins beat Jaguars 41-10, Sept. 14, 2014
LAST WEEK - Redskins lost to Giants 40-16; Jaguars lost to Titans 30-9
AP PRO32 RANKING - Redskins No. 24, Jaguars No. 29
REDSKINS OFFENSE - OVERALL (27), RUSH (17), PASS (26)
REDSKINS DEFENSE - OVERALL (20), RUSH (14), PASS (22)
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.
Redskins coach Gruden says Jordan Reed’s year could be done
WASHINGTON (AP) — Washington Redskins tight end Jordan Reed could be done for the season because of a strained toe muscle.
Redskins coach Jay Gruden said Monday that he thinks Reed was hurt on Mark Sanchez's high throw on his first pass of a 40-16 loss to the New York Giants a day earlier.
Gruden said "there is a level of concern" with Reed, who leads the team with 54 catches and 558 receiving yards.
Skins’ Gruden after NY loss: ‘Job’s in jeopardy every week’
LANDOVER, Md. (AP) — This was all kinds of embarrassing for the Washington Redskins, from the offense to the defense to the special teams, from the poor plays to the face-palm penalties, from the numbers on the scoreboard to the thousands of empty seats in the stands.
Redskins ask for privacy amid reports of Smith complications
ASHBURN, Va. (AP) — The Washington Redskins have asked for privacy for Alex Smith and his family amid reports the quarterback is dealing with complications from surgery to repair a broken leg.
Skins put Dunbar, Quinn, Cooper on IR, sign QB Josh Johnson
ASHBURN, Va. (AP) — The injuries keep mounting for the Washington Redskins, who put three more players on injured reserve Wednesday to raise their season total to 17: starting cornerback Quinton Dunbar, receiver Trey Quinn and guard Jonathan Cooper.
In other moves, the Redskins (6-6) signed Josh Johnson to be their backup quarterback against the visiting New York Giants (4-8) on Sunday and added guard Zac Kerin, center Demetrius Rhaney and defensive end Marcus Smith as free agents.
Redskins coach Jay Gruden says team ‘discussed’ Kaepernick
WASHINGTON (AP) — The possibility of bringing in Colin Kaepernick for a tryout was "discussed" by the quarterback-needy Washington Redskins, according to coach Jay Gruden, who said Tuesday the team made a "strictly football" decision to look elsewhere.
"Isn't it obvious what the real reason is?" Kaepernick's lawyer, Mark Geragos, wrote in an email to The Associated Press.
Redskins QB McCoy breaks fibula in right leg, out for season
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The Washington Redskins are accustomed to the knot in the stomach and the bad news that inevitably hits when a quarterback goes down: Colt McCoy is done for the year with a broken right leg, the same fate as his predecessor, Alex Smith.
Mark Sanchez now has his shot to morph from stay-at-home dad to stretch-drive starter.
"Your heart definitely breaks for them," Sanchez said. "They're great competitors and great people. You never want it under those circumstances."
Wentz tosses for 2 TDs, leads Eagles over Redskins 28-13
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Carson Wentz was at his best back on the move again.
Wentz tossed two touchdown passes, Darren Sproles ran for a score and the Philadelphia Eagles stayed in the hunt for the NFC East title with a 28-13 victory over the depleted Washington Redskins on Monday night.
The Eagles (6-6) won consecutive games for the first time since Nick Foles led them to a Super Bowl victory over the Patriots.
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Redskins lineman Williams hospitalized after Dallas game
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Washington left tackle Trent Williams was taken to a hospital for precautionary reasons after getting hit in the chest but just missing one play in the Redskins' loss to the Dallas Cowboys.
Williams stayed on the ground along the sideline at the end of an 8-yard run by Kapri Bibbs in the third quarter of the Cowboys' 31-23 victory Thursday.
The Latest: Redskins sign Mark Sanchez to back up Colt McCoy
ASHBURN, Va. (AP) — The Latest on the Washington Redskins' quarterback situation (all times local):
Coach Jay Gruden says the Washington Redskins are signing quarterback Mark Sanchez to back up Colt McCoy after Alex Smith's season-ending injury.
Redskins lose Smith for season to broken leg; Mariota hurt
Thirty-three years to the day after the Redskins lost quarterback Joe Theismann to a broken leg, Alex Smith's season ended on an eerily similar injury in Washington's 23-21 loss to the Houston Texans on Sunday.
Red-hot Texans visit Redskins in meeting of division leaders
LANDOVER, Md. (AP) — Jay Gruden occasionally has to remind people his team is in 6-3 and in first place.
"That's a heck of deal after nine games," the Washington Redskins' coach said. "But I'm also excited with the fact that we have not played our best yet, and I think the best is yet to come."
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.
Smith throws for 178 yards, TD; Redskins beat Bucs 16-3
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Washington yielded 501 yards and forced Tampa Bay to punt once all day.
Sounds like a blueprint for a lopsided loss, yet there the Redskins were in the visiting locker room Sunday celebrating a 16-3 victory that kept them alone atop the NFC East.
That's what four takeaways, three of them foiling scoring opportunities, will do for a team that struggles to score points.
With weak offense, Gruden’s Redskins can’t mount comebacks
ASHBURN, Va. (AP) — Coach Jay Gruden's Washington Redskins have established a pattern: When they get a lead, they win; when they trail, they lose.
The Redskins (5-3) are the only one of the NFL's 32 teams that both has managed to avoid a single loss after holding a lead AND also has failed to come back to win a game after trailing.
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 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.
New Skins safety Ha Ha Clinton-Dix admired late Sean Taylor
ASHBURN, Va. (AP) — Ha Ha Clinton-Dix professed all sorts of love and admiration for the Washington Redskins a day after arriving in a trade — mentioning the late Sean Taylor, new teammate and offseason workout partner D.J. Swearinger and even the team's marching band.
A half-dozen NFL coaches worthy of praise this season
Some fans are shaking their heads in wonderment at the performances of some first-year head coaches who keep on losing. Others are campaigning to get rid of an incumbent.
Yet there's an impressive number of men doing terrific jobs who deserve to be praised as we approach the halfway mark of the NFL schedule.
Redskins’ offense has scored 1 2nd-half TD all season
ASHBURN, Va. (AP) — Locked in a 7-7 tie against the Dallas Cowboys, the Washington Redskins took the second-half kickoff and drove to first-and-goal at the 9.
On first down, Alex Smith had tight end Jeremy Sprinkle open in the end zone, but they were not on the same page and the throw was incomplete. On third down from the 1, Adrian Peterson took a handoff and ran into teammate Vernon Davis, resulting in a 2-yard loss.
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."
1st-place Skins look ahead to NYG after 20-17 win vs. Dallas
LANDOVER, Md. (AP) — As important as it was for the Washington Redskins to finally put together two consecutive victories, coach Jay Gruden knows that being in first place atop the NFC East at this point in the season is truly not really a big deal at all.
"It's great to get two in a row, get the monkey off our back this year," Gruden said, "but we have a long way to go before we start celebrating."
Missed FG after unusual call helps ’Skins top Cowboys 20-17
LANDOVER, Md. (AP) — No one on the winning Washington Redskins or the losing Dallas Cowboys seemed entirely sure about the rule that led to a penalty for "snap infraction." That flag turned a 47-yard field-goal try into a 52-yarder that slammed off the left upright as time expired.
So-so Cowboys, Redskins trying to stop alternating W’s, L’s
LANDOVER, Md. (AP) — Jason Garrett's Dallas Cowboys and Jay Gruden's Washington Redskins have been the very definition of mediocre as the NFC East teams resume their rivalry.
The Cowboys are 3-3, while the Redskins head into Sunday's home game leading the so-so NFC East at 3-2 and with an 18-18-1 mark since the start of the 2016 season.
Neither club has managed to win two games in a row in 2018. Neither has dropped two in a row, either. They just keep alternating W's and L's.
Redskins ‘wallowed around’ and now have ‘a cloud looming’
ASHBURN, Va. (AP) — Alex Smith is not exactly playing like the perfect solution at quarterback for the Washington Redskins. The secondary is a mess. The team hardly seemed ready coming off a bye week and now faces the challenge of a short week.
So what if they're leading the NFC East?
Things are not looking great for the Redskins (2-2) as they prepare to host Cam Newton and the Carolina Panthers (3-1) on Sunday.
Redskins rue penalties, busts in blowout loss to Saints
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Washington Redskins coach Jay Gruden had issued warnings about the perils of giving Saints quarterback Drew Brees second chances.
His words went unheeded, and a humbling lesson followed.
Redskins LT Trent Williams has ‘minor’ procedure on knee
ASHBURN, Va. (AP) — Washington Redskins left tackle Trent Williams had what coach Jay Gruden called "a minor" procedure on his knee and is expected to be able to play in the team's next game.
Gruden said Monday that Williams was scheduled for the "bursa sac cleanup" during the bye week and should return for Washington's game at the New Orleans Saints on Oct. 8.
The knee has been "irritating" Williams for a couple of weeks, Gruden said.
Wide Open: Redskins hoping to get more out of receivers
ASHBURN, Va. (AP) — Alex Smith met his new receivers for the first time shortly before throwing to them in practice.
Washington Redskins coach Jay Gruden hopes his quarterback will have other targets this weekend.
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.
Smith, Peterson led Redskins to 24-6 victory at Arizona
GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Alex Smith looked like his old self. So did Adrian Peterson.
When the 34-year-old Smith wasn't carving up the Arizona defense, the 33-year-old Peterson was running through it.
The result was a 24-6 Washington victory on Sunday, coach Jay Gruden's first win in a season opener in five tries, and it was even more dominant than the final score would indicate.
Redskins face unknowns in opener against rebuilt Arizona
GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Coach Jay Gruden brings his Washington Redskins across the country in search of his first season-opening win in five tries. The Arizona team he's facing is a bit of a mystery.
The Cardinals have overhauled almost everything in the wake of the retirement of coach Bruce Arians.
Redskins’ Williams poised to again be fearsome O-lineman
ASHBURN, Va. (AP) — The first surgery of Trent Williams' life put more fear into him than any pass-rusher on a football field.
Redskins sign ex-Browns lineman Caleb Brantley
ASHBURN, Va. (AP) — Caleb Brantley thought the Washington Redskins might draft him out of Florida last year.
They passed on him like 30 other NFL teams did before the Cleveland Browns finally took the defensive lineman in the sixth round. Brantley faced a misdemeanor battery complaint that was dismissed after the draft.
QB Hogan, WR Quick, DL Taylor cut by Redskins to get to 53
ASHBURN, Va. (AP) — Third-string quarterback Kevin Hogan, receiver Brian Quick and defensive lineman Phil Taylor were among the players the Washington Redskins cut to get down to the 53-man roster limit.
Among the other moves made Saturday by Washington were putting guard Tyler Catalina on injured reserve and defensive end Stacy McGee on the physically unable to perform list.
The team kept five running backs, including fumble-prone Samaje Perine, while Kapri Bibbs was released.
Redskins hope Smith, Peterson can lead them back to playoffs
ASHBURN, Va. (AP) — Alex Smith and Adrian Peterson sat a few feet away from each other as fresh-faced college players at the Heisman Trophy ceremony in New York in late 2005 and never imaged this would happen.
Twelve NFL seasons later for Smith and 11 for Peterson and they're now in the same backfield together with the Washington Redskins.
Redskins Preview Capsule
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.
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.
A look at Washington Redskins coach Jay Gruden
NAME: Jay Gruden.
NICKNAME: Dog Boy, a name given to him as a kid by brother Jon.
CURRENT ROLE: Head coach, Washington Redskins.
CAREER RECORD: 28-35-1 regular season, 0-1 playoffs.
BIGGEST COACHING ACCOMPLISHMENTS: Winning NFC East with Washington in 2015; winning two Arena Football League titles with Orlando.
BIGGEST ATHLETIC ACCOMPLISHMENTS: Throwing for 7,024 yards in college at Louisville; winning four Arena League titles and 1992 league MVP award.
In their words: Jon Gruden on Jay; Jay Gruden on Jon
Here's a quick look at how Jon and Jay Gruden view their relationship, their talents and what it was like growing up Gruden, via their answers during interviews with The Associated Press:
Who did your parents love more when you were growing up?
Jay: "Me. They always told me I was the perfect kid, so I assume it was me."
Jon: "I was the middle kid, so I got all the hand-me-downs. I'm kind of the forgotten Gruden."
Peterson signs, Kelley is still Redskins’ top running back
A slimmed-down Rob Kelley is likely to remain Washington's top running back even though Adrian Peterson is joining the Redskins.
Amid four injuries in their backfield, the Redskins signed the 33-year-old four-time All-Pro running back on Monday. But Kelley, the former "Fat Rob" who lost weight and added speed to his repertoire, should still be considered the front-runner to start Week 1 at the Arizona Cardinals.