FANTASY PLAYS: Burning questions for NFL Week 10
A look at some key fantasy football questions for Week 10:
WHICH UNDER THE RADAR PLAYERS HAVE THE BEST CHANCE FOR A BIG GAME THIS WEEK?
Several Washington players — quarterback Alex Smith, running back Adrian Peterson, wide receiver Maurice Harris and tight end Vernon Davis — all have the potential to post big numbers this week against the Buccaneers.
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.
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.
Saints defenders Lattimore, Klein, hurt vs. Redskins
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Saints cornerback Marshon Lattimore and linebacker A.J. Klein have been taken out of New Orleans' game against Washington with apparent injuries on the same drive.
Peterson runs for 120 yards, 2 TDs, Skins top Packers 31-17
LANDOVER, Md. (AP) — A week removed from what he called "an embarrassment," Adrian Peterson turned in his first 100-yard game in more than 10 months.
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.
Seahawks Preview Capsule
SEATTLE SEAHAWKS (9-7)
New faces: RB Rashaad Penny, OL D.J. Fluker, WR Jaron Brown, WR Brandon Marshall, TE Ed Dickson, TE Will Dissly, DT Tom Johnson, DT Shamar Stephen, LB Barkevious Mingo, LB Shaquem Griffin, DE Rasheem Green, QB Brett Hundley, offensive coordinator Brian Schottenheimer, defensive coordinator Ken Norton Jr., offensive line coach Mike Solari.
Key losses: TE Jimmy Graham, WR Paul Richardson, RB Eddie Lacy, DE Michael Bennett, DE Cliff Avril, SS Kam Chancellor, CB Richard Sherman.
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.
Redskins: Doctson OK after landing hard on left shoulder
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.
Across America Briefs: Va. police won’t release video of Redskins player stop
Virginia Police won’t release video of Redskins player stop
RICHMOND, Va. — Virginia State Police won’t release video of a traffic stop involving a Washington Redskins wide receiver who said a state trooper asked if he was a gang member or drug dealer.
Paul Richardson Jr.’s tweets about the questions he was asked during a Tuesday traffic stop prompted an internal review by state police.
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia State Police won't release video of a traffic stop involving a Washington Redskins wide receiver who said a state trooper asked if he was a gang member or drug dealer.
Paul Richardson Jr.'s tweets about the questions he was asked during a Tuesday traffic stop prompted an internal review by state police.
Richardson just signed a $40 million five-year contract with the Redskins and was driving a new Mercedes when pulled over. He is African-American.
ASHBURN, Va. (AP) — Acquiring Alex Smith filled a long-term need at quarterback the Washington Redskins didn't think Kirk Cousins was the right fit for.
After signing Smith to a four-year extension worth $94 million, the Redskins then began looking at the other holes on their roster.
LEESBURG, Va. (AP) — The Washington Redskins' new wide receiver said it was some 'welcome to the east coast' when a Virginia state trooper pulled him over and asked if he was a gang member or dealt drugs.
Paul Richardson Jr., who is African-American, just signed a $40 million five-year contract with the Redskins.
Seattle signs WR Jaron Brown, S Maurice Alexander
RENTON, Wash. (AP) — The Seattle Seahawks added depth at both wide receiver and in the secondary by signing wide receiver Jaron Brown and safety Maurice Alexander.
Seattle announced both of the signings on Saturday. Brown spent all five of his NFL seasons with the Arizona Cardinals, while Alexander is joining the Seahawks after parts of four seasons with the Rams.
- The Washington TimesJay Gruden understands 'critical' second-half for RedskinsNovember 9, 2018
- The Washington TimesAlex Smith: 'I have to do my job better'November 8, 2018
- The Washington TimesMaurice Harris' role could change after Paul Richardson injuryNovember 6, 2018
- The Washington TimesGruden on devastating injuries: 'Train doesn't stop'November 6, 2018
- The Washington TimesPaul Richardson, Brandon Scherff, Shawn Lauvao all out for the yearNovember 5, 2018
ASHBURN A former Washington Redskins receiver helped Paul Richardson become one.
When the Redskins expressed interest, Richardson went to Pierre Garcon, who spent five years with Washington. The two share the same agent and have developed a friendship. Garcon, who now plays for the San Francisco 49ers, detailed the Redskins' scheme and coaching staff.
Redskins sign speedy wide receiver Paul Richardson
ASHBURN, Va. (AP) — The Washington Redskins signed former Seattle Seahawks wide receiver Paul Richardson to a five-year deal in the hopes that he provides them the outside speed threat they lacked last season after the departure of DeSean Jackson.
Richardson had 95 catches for 1,302 yards and eight touchdowns in four seasons with the Seahawks after they drafted him in the second round in 2014. He had 44 receptions for 703 yards and six touchdowns last season.
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.
When the Redskins let DeSean Jackson walk in free agency last year, they lost an element of speed. Without a blazing deep threat, the Redskins offense didn't have the same punch.
On Tuesday, the Redskins sought to solve that problem.
Washington and former Seattle Seahawks wide receiver Paul Richardson agreed to a five-year, $40 million contract with $20 million guaranteed. The deal, which can become official on Wednesday, would slot Richardson, 25, into Jackson's old speedburner role.
The Washington Redskins scored their first big haul Tuesday in free agency, agreeing to terms with wide receiver Paul Richardson.
Richardson will sign a five-year, $40 million contract with $20 million guaranteed when the deal can become official Wednesday, according to multiple reports. Richardson, 25, will add an element of speed to the Redskins receiving core that was missing last season.
Finally healthy, Richardson becoming what Seahawks hoped
RENTON, Wash. (AP) — Paul Richardson believed that if he could ever get through all the injuries that have sidetracked his career, he could develop into a consistent option for the Seattle Seahawks.
It's finally happening, and just in time with Richardson in a contract year.
Wilson’s heroics lead Seahawks to wild 41-38 win over Texans
SEATTLE (AP) — No matter how much Deshaun Watson impersonated Russell Wilson on Sunday, the original ended up coming out on top.
Wilson hit Jimmy Graham for an 18-yard touchdown with 21 seconds left, his second TD catch of the fourth quarter, and the Seattle Seahawks rallied for a wild 41-38 win over the Houston Texans on Sunday.
For 2nd straight season, Seahawks offense struggling to fly
RENTON, Wash. (AP) — If the script written by the Seattle Seahawks sounds familiar, that's because it's the same one from a year ago.
Two weeks. One touchdown. Plenty of handwringing in the Pacific Northwest about what's wrong with the Seahawks offense even as they sit at 1-1.
Seahawks puzzled by offensive struggles after beating 49ers
SEATTLE (AP) — For the second straight season, the Seattle Seahawks are spending the first two weeks of the regular season wondering how an offense with the likes of Russell Wilson, Doug Baldwin and Jimmy Graham has only found the end zone once in two games.
New San Francisco coach Kyle Shanahan would simply like to see his team score a touchdown after getting held out of the end zone again in a 12-9 loss to the Seahawks on Sunday.
Save for a pair of long, herculean carries by 49ers running back Carlos Hyde, Seattle bested its NFC West rival by nearly every metric Sunday.
The scoreboard almost told a different tale, though, another glaring indictment of a Seahawks offense that couldn’t reach the end zone until their season’s 20th possession.
Wilson’s escape act helps Seahawks top 49ers 12-9
SEATTLE (AP) — After 7 ½ quarters of offensive inefficiency, the Seattle Seahawks finally broke the seal on the goal line.
It took some more magic from quarterback Russell Wilson to make it happen and avoid an 0-2 start.
Wilson avoided two potential sacks and found Paul Richardson in the front corner of the end zone for a 9-yard touchdown with 7:06 left and the Seahawks held on for an unsightly 12-9 win over the San Francisco 49ers on Sunday.
Overlooked players who could star in the NFL playoffs
When Seattle Seahawks receiver Paul Richardson made a miraculous, one-handed touchdown catch in his team's playoff opener, then followed it up with another acrobatic grab , plenty of folks watching the game on TV had one simple question: "Who is that guy?"
Richardson shows the flash in Seattle’s romp of Detroit
SEATTLE (AP) — With the emergence of Doug Baldwin, the arrival of Tyler Lockett and a list of injuries that slowed his development, Paul Richardson was seemingly forgotten as one of the pass catching options for the Seattle Seahawks.
He won't be overlooked any more. Not after Saturday night.
Rumbling again, Thomas Rawls leads Seattle past Detroit 26-6
SEATTLE (AP) — The formula that has led the Seattle Seahawks to unmatched success over the past five seasons returned.
A healthy dose of Thomas Rawls rumbling on the ground. A few timely throws by Russell Wilson helped by some remarkable catches. And a defense that never allowed Detroit a sniff of the end zone.
"This felt like old times. This felt great," Seattle cornerback Richard Sherman said.
Latest from NFL: Richardson, Rawls lead Seahawks to win
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Paul Richardson opened the scoring with a spectacular one-handed catch, and Thomas Rawls led a resurgent Seattle running game, helping the Seahawks top the Detroit Lions 26-6 on Saturday night in the NFC playoffs.
Jets’ Revis doubtful, Decker out, Enunwa questionable
FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) — The New York Jets' struggling secondary will likely be without one of its best playmakers.
Cornerback Darrelle Revis is doubtful to play against the Pittsburgh Steelers after not practicing all week because of a tweaked hamstring. He will be a game-time decision, but it appears he'll sit out, barring major improvement before Sunday.