WASHINGTON (AP) — It wasn’t supposed to be this way.
Sure, the Washington Redskins weren’t picked to make the playoffs or even contend this season. Yet a defense with safety Landon Collins,...
Trent Williams stayed put, as did Josh Norman, Chris Harris Jr. and Le'Veon Bell. Jamal Adams, Melvin Gordon and Patrick Peterson aren't going anywhere, either.
LANDOVER, Md. (AP) — The unbeaten San Francisco 49ers will be without injured receiver Deebo Samuel and defensive tackle D.J. Jones on Sunday at the Washington Redskins.
LANDOVER, Md. (AP) — Dak Prescott probably could have kept running — maybe all the way to the end zone.
Instead, the Dallas Cowboys quarterback stiff-armed Washington Redskins cornerback...
There will be plenty of soul searching around the Washington Redskins after blowing a 17-point lead to the Philadelphia Eagles in a 32-27 loss not nearly as close as the final score...
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Josh Norman flipped the switch from a whirlwind offseason to a "see ball, get ball" approach at training camp.
That's way different from Norman's "see bull, jump over...
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...
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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?"
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Washington cornerback Josh Norman sat in his locker still in his uniform 45 minutes after the Redskins' latest and costliest loss.
Norman and the rest of the Redskins left all they had left on the field.
Josh Johnson threw for 153 yards and a touchdown in his second straight start as Washington's fourth different quarterback this season only to be intercepted not once, but twice in the final 1:17 Saturday in a 25-16 loss to the Tennessee Titans.
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.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Missed tackles. Missed assignments. Missed communication. All are plausible explanations for what's gone wrong with the Washington Redskins' defense lately.
A unit that was a big reason for the team's strong start to the season is also now a big reason for the Redskins' rapid descent to 6-6 and a three-game losing streak heading into Sunday's matchup against the visiting New York Giants.
ASHBURN, Va. (AP) — Home sweet home? Not so much for Redskins players right now.
Even though Washington has won three of five home games this season and leads the NFC East, cornerback Josh Norman called out Redskins fans in the aftermath of an ugly victory at Tampa Bay and said he felt they played better on the road. In the process, he put the spotlight on the atmosphere Sunday at FedEx Field when the AFC South-leading Houston Texans come to town.
ASHBURN, Va. (AP) — Redskins cornerback Josh Norman pushed back Thursday on Eric Reid's criticism of Malcolm Jenkins and The Players Coalition.
Reid and Jenkins had a heated exchange before Sunday's game between Reid's Carolina Panthers and Jenkins' Philadelphia Eagles.
Jenkins co-founded The Players Coalition, a group focused on racial and social justice. Reid, a former member, took issue with the group's direction and expressed his concerns following the Panthers' 21-17 win.
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Panthers coach Ron Rivera is eager to make sure his players put an ugly loss to the Redskins behind them before packing their bags and heading to Philadelphia to face the defending champion Eagles.
"Learn and grow from it and move on," Rivera said matter-of-factly on Monday.
The Panthers seemed to have all of the momentum on their side entering the game at Washington.
LANDOVER, Md. (AP) — Following his prime-time benching and criticism from a former teammate, Josh Norman wanted to shut off his phone because the noise was getting so loud.
Then, he silenced it all.
Norman bounced back from one of the worst games of his career by intercepting Cam Newton and forcing a fumble in the Washington Redskins' 23-17 victory over the Carolina Panthers on Sunday.
LANDOVER, Md. (AP) — What a week for Washington Redskins cornerback Josh Norman.
There was a benching during a 24-point loss. Criticism from a former teammate. Biting Twitter barbs from an opposing receiver.
What better way to cap it all off than a matchup for his Redskins (2-2) on Sunday against Cam Newton and the visiting Carolina Panthers (3-1), the club that abruptly parted with Norman about 2½ years ago.
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ASHBURN, Va. (AP) — It didn't bother Washington Redskins cornerback Josh Norman in the least that he was called out for wanting to be a celebrity. Indeed, Norman embraced the critique from a past teammate.
"I've been 'Hollywood,'" Norman said after the team's walkthrough Wednesday. "Ever since I came out of my mama's womb, I've been 'Hollywood.'"
Norman was reacting to comments by former Redskins defensive back DeAngelo Hall during a radio interview with 106.7 The Fan on Tuesday.
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.
When Alex Ovechkin embraced Josh Norman in a meeting of two of Washington's biggest sports stars, the Redskins cornerback had a question for the Capitals' Stanley Cup-winning captain.
"You still celebrating?" Norman asked.
"We're done," Ovechkin said. "We're done for right now."
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — With the rehab behind him and the pain gone, three-time New York Giants Pro Bowl wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. is returning to the NFL with an even bigger target on his back, and an outspoken Jacksonville Jaguars cornerback ready to take a shot at him.
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Washington Redskins coach Jay Gruden says wide receiver Josh Doctson is OK after landing hard on his left shoulder.
Gruden said Thursday "everything checked out fine" after an evaluation. The third-year receiver is expected to be held out of at least one practice, but Gruden insisted it's not a problem.
Doctson got tangled up with cornerback Josh Norman during red-zone drills at training camp Thursday and left with trainers. He posted on Twitter that he was OK.
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Alex Smith is frustrating Josh Norman.
Norman likes having Smith with the Washington Redskins, but practice time against the veteran quarterback at training camp hasn't been as beneficial as the big-money cornerback had hoped. That's because Smith has been so on-point with his decision-making and throws that Norman isn't getting a whole lot of work in team drills.
SPARTANBURG, S.C. (AP) — Panthers rookie cornerback Donte Jackson is showing he can talk the talk.
Now coach Ron Rivera is hoping the team's second-round draft pick can walk the walk.
The Louisiana State standout has already turned heads at training camp, displaying impressive speed — and a cocky swagger to match.
"He is fast, and I love his confidence level," Rivera said of the 5-foot-10, 180-pound Jackson. "We haven't had a guy like that since Josh Norman."
ASHBURN, Va. (AP) — Josh Norman thought football was difficult.
Then he appeared on "Dancing With the Stars."
The Washington Redskins cornerback had some impressive performances with dance partner Sharna Burgess on the show in Los Angeles and each week took a red-eye back to the East Coast for the team's offseason program. Norman and Burgess finished second to skater Adam Rippon and Jenna Johnson.
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.
ASHBURN, Va. (AP) — Josh Norman spent practice casually riding an exercise bike on the sideline of the Washington Redskins' indoor facility.
Coach Jay Gruden said Norman's knee was sore. The cornerback insisted nothing was wrong.
Nothing better sums up the Redskins' predicament as they prepare for the final three weeks of the NFL season already eliminated from the NFC playoff race at 5-8.
ASHBURN, Va. (AP) — As Josh Norman's eyes darted back and forth, they kept going back to the TV showing NFL games unfolding in real time.
Minutes after a rare Sunday afternoon practice wrapped up, the Washington Redskins cornerback couldn't help but marvel at another turnover the NFC East-leading Philadelphia Eagles forced in their rout of the Chicago Bears.
ASHBURN, Va. (AP) — So much for that offseason overhaul of the Washington Redskins defense, a unit that even cornerback Josh Norman acknowledged after a recent game played like "trash."
They fired their old defensive coordinator. They spent first-, second- and third-round draft picks on that side of the ball. They added free agents there, too.
EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. (AP) — Case Keenum scrambled to his left out of the pocket to evade the pass rush before setting his feet to throw and setting his sight on Adam Thielen, aiming to add to Minnesota's healthy lead early in the third quarter at Washington.
ASHBURN, Va. (AP) — When the emotional leader of the Washington Redskins tried to explain the latest dip in their roller-coaster season, the diagnosis wasn't pretty.
"I guess we got too high on ourselves for whatever reason," safety D.J. Swearinger said after the Redskins followed an emotional victory at Seattle with a 38-30 loss at home to Minnesota. "We just weren't ready to play."
LANDOVER, Md. (AP) — Josh Norman did not mince words when assessing how poorly he and other Washington Redskins defensive backs performed in a 38-30 loss to Case Keenum and the Minnesota Vikings on Sunday.
"We played like trash in the secondary," Norman said. "We really did."
ASHBURN, Va. (AP) — Josh Norman doesn't believe enough attention is being paid to the situation hurricane-ravaged Puerto Rico and is trying to change that.
ASHBURN, Va. (AP) — Dez Bryant and Josh Norman have exchanged some not-so-friendly words, some bumps and some shoves.
Maybe before they face off Sunday, they'll exchange a couple of notes on their cell phones.
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The Eagles were without starting cornerback Ronald Darby for the fifth straight week and starting linebacker Mychal Kendricks for Monday night's game against Washington.
Darby practiced this week for the first time since he dislocated his right ankle in the opener against the Redskins. Darby was listed as inactive and might be ready to play Sunday against San Francisco.
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.
ASHBURN, Va. (AP) — Washington Redskins rookie defensive lineman Jonathan Allen has a Lisfranc sprain in his foot and will miss some time, according to coach Jay Gruden.
Allen could miss three or four weeks, Gruden said while providing injury updates Monday. Gruden said kicker Dustin Hopkins has a hip injury that could also cause him to miss the Redskins' upcoming game at the NFC East-leading Philadelphia Eagles and that they'll work out some free agent kickers this week.
ASHBURN, Va. (AP) — The Washington Redskins returned from the bye week rested.
However, the team is not at all close to recovered.
The team was hit hard by injuries during an Oct. 2 loss to the Kansas City Chiefs. Multiple key players missed Washington's practice on Monday as it returned to work, including cornerback Josh Norman and left tackle Trent Williams. Their status for Sunday's game against the San Francisco 49ers (0-5) is in doubt.
After a tighter-than-expected victory by the Kansas City Chiefs on Monday night, Travis Kelce complimented D.J. Swearinger and told him that the Washington Redskins just need to get healthy.
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Washington Redskins say cornerback Josh Norman is week-to-week after fracturing a rib Monday night in a loss to the Kansas City Chiefs.
Coach Jay Gruden provided the update on Norman and other injured players during a conference call with reporters Tuesday. Norman said after the 29-20 loss that he fell awkwardly on the heel of someone's shoe and that it hurt to breathe.
The Redskins have a bye week coming up before hosting the San Francisco 49ers on Oct. 15.
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.
ALAMEDA, Calif. (AP) — Amari Cooper disputed Josh Norman's comments that the Raiders wide receivers were taunting the Redskins defense before last Sunday's game in Washington and said he's uncertain what the veteran cornerback was referring to.
Norman lashed out at Cooper and Michael Crabtree in a lengthy postgame tirade after the Redskins handed the Raiders their first loss of the season and accused Oakland's star receivers of talking trash beforehand.