METAIRIE, La. (AP) — The New Orleans Saints are giving veteran running back Jacquizz Rodgers a chance to make his third different team in the NFC South Division.
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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.
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.
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RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Washington Redskins coach Jay Gruden doesn't expect to go looking for another running back after losing promising rookie Derrius Guice to a torn ACL in his left knee in the preseason opener.
ASHBURN, Va. (AP) — Fish Smithson still can't get the number 427 out of his head.
Being in the Washington Redskins' locker room with running back Samaje Perine is one constant reminder.
Smithson was a safety for Kansas in November 2014 when Oklahoma's Perine rushed for an NCAA-record 427 yards that still stands today.
"I remember him running all over us," Smithson said.
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.
As Rob Kelley began feeling some pain in his sprained right ankle, he thought about all the injuries his teammates were playing through.
"Everyone hurts," Kelley said. "So what are you going to do, keep playing or keep whining?"
SEATTLE (AP) — The comeback by Kirk Cousins topped any late rally Russell Wilson tried to engineer, and suddenly injected some hope into Washington's season that was trending toward trouble.
Cousins drove Washington 70 yards in 35 seconds, capped by Rob Kelley's 1-yard touchdown run with less than a minute remaining, and the Redskins rallied late to stun the Seattle Seahawks 17-14 on Sunday.
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) — Chiefs left tackle Eric Fisher was active for Monday night's game against the Washington Redskins after he was questionable with a back injury that caused him to miss a pair of practices.
The Chiefs were without linebacker Dee Ford, who had been ruled out with a back injury, and center Mitch Morse, who missed his second straight game with a foot sprain.
The Redskins listed six players as questionable and all were active Monday night.
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.
ASHBURN, Va. (AP) — Cornerback Josh Norman, tight end Jordan Reed and running back Rob Kelley are among five Washington Redskins players who will be game-time decisions Sunday night against the Oakland Raiders.
Redskins coach Jay Gruden says Friday that Norman, Reed, Kelley, linebacker Mason Foster and safety Montae Nicholson are all questionable for the game.
Norman, Foster and Nicholson have shoulder injuries, Reed has chest and rib problems, while Kelley is dealing with injured rib cartilage.
LANDOVER, Md. (AP) — Kirk Cousins and the rest of the Washington Redskins' first-team offense played the full first half Saturday night and did not look ready for prime time. Not at all.
"We stuttered and sputtered," coach Jay Gruden said, "and missed a few throws and had a couple runs rejected."