Mixed results for Redskins rookie class
ASHBURN, Va. (AP) — Headlined by defensive lineman Jonathan Allen's run-stuffing game, there is plenty to like about the performances from the Washington Redskins' 2017 draft class.
When they played, that is.
Ultimately, that was not as often as hoped.
Of Washington's 10 selections, nine made the Week 1 roster and four started multiple games.
With sixth-rounder Robert Davis promoted from the practice squad and active for the Week 16 win over the Broncos, all 10 played at least one game.
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.
Manning leads Georgia State past Georgia Southern, 30-24
ATLANTA (AP) — Connor Manning threw for two touchdowns and ran for a third as Georgia State beat Georgia Southern, 30-24 on Saturday.
It was only the third meeting all-time in the Sun Belt Conference rivalry. Georgia State began playing football in 2010. The win snaps a three-game losing streak by Georgia State and comes a week after coach Trent Miles was fired, replaced by quarterbacks/receivers coach Tim Lappano.
The loss is the sixth in the last seven games for Georgia Southern.
Koufie has 5 TDs, Louisiana-Monroe beats Georgia St. 37-23
ATLANTA (AP) — Thomas Koufie became the first player in Louisiana-Monroe history to rush for five touchdowns in a game as he led the Warhawks to a 37-23 win over Georgia State on Saturday.
Manning leads Georgia State to 1st win, 41-21 over Texas St.
ATLANTA (AP) — Conner Manning threw for a career-high 340 yards and two scores as Georgia State granted Texas State a 14-0 lead, then ran off 34 unanswered points to roll over the Bobcats 41-21 on Saturday.
Texas State, held without a touchdown in the first quarter of their first four games, was up 14-0 going into the second period. Georgia State (1-4, 1-1 Sun Belt) dominated the final three quarters to pick up its first win.