AP Source: Redskins re-sign Adrian Peterson to 2-year deal
ASHBURN, Va. (AP) — A person with knowledge of the move says the Washington Redskins have agreed to re-sign running back Adrian Peterson to an $8 million, two-year deal.
Redskins release defensive lineman Ziggy Hood
ASHBURN, Va. (AP) — The Washington Redskins have released veteran defensive lineman Ziggy Hood.
The team announced it cut ties with Hood on Tuesday, but did not make a corresponding roster move to fill his spot on the 53-man roster. The return of cornerback Joshua Holsey off the reserve/non-football injury list with a foot injury or defensive tackle Stacy McGee off the physically unable to perform list following core muscle surgery could be that move.
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.
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Washington Redskins coach Jay Gruden says defensive lineman Stacy McGee and cornerback Joshua Holsey will begin training camp on the physically unable to perform list.
Gruden announced the injury statuses Wednesday during his annual camp-opening news conference ahead of the first on-field workouts Thursday.
Muhammad Wilkerson, Allen Robinson among free agents to watch for Redskins
Even though the Washington Redskins will have $31 million in salary cap space, they won't necessarily swing for the fences when the negotiating window for free agency opens Monday.
History has shown the Redskins are willing to tackle the market in different ways. In January, Redskins coach Jay Gruden revealed Washington went after defensive lineman Calais Campbell last season, but settled for linemen Stacy McGee and Terrell McClain.
Newcomers turn Redskins defense into a force early in season
ASHBURN, Va. (AP) — When the Washington Redskins turned over almost half their starting defense from last season, coach Jay Gruden didn't know how it would go.
"You're never quite sure until they get here," Gruden said.
The Redskins' defensive newcomers are here, and so far they're spectacular.
Redskins Preview Capsule
WASHINGTON REDSKINS (8-7-1)
New faces: WR Terrelle Pryor, DL Stacy McGee, DL Terrell McClain, LB Zach Brown, S D.J. Swearinger.
Key losses: Offensive coordinator Sean McVay, WR DeSean Jackson, WR Pierre Garcon, DE Chris Baker, LB Trent Murphy (injured).
Redskins positional previews: Defense
This position is in a better spot than it’s been in several years, but whether the current collection of talent is good enough remains to be seen.
First-round pick Jonathan Allen should be an instant-impact player along the line — he’s got the size and strength to jump into an NFL role immediately. Likewise, Ziggy Hood showed he’s still got something left in the tank last year, and enters camp with a spot in the rotation secure, if not a starting spot.
New coordinator, additions give Redskins’ defense a boost
New Redskins defensive coordinator Greg Manusky tells his players he doesn't have a crystal ball to always know the right play to call, yet before stepping on the field they have an idea what to expect.
"A lot of pressure," linebacker Ryan Kerrigan said. "You look at the install sheets for when we're installing our defense, you see a lot of lines going forward."
Raiders release DT Dan Williams
ALAMEDA, Calif. (AP) — The Oakland Raiders have released defensive tackle Dan Williams after two seasons with the team.
Williams signed a $25 million, four-year contract with Oakland in 2015, but saw his playing time diminish last season. The move made Tuesday saves $4.5 million on the salary cap.
Williams went from playing about half the defensive snaps in 2015 to playing just one-third last season, according to Football Outsiders. He had just 17 tackles and a half-sack.
Raiders activate Mario Edwards Jr. from IR
ALAMEDA, Calif. (AP) — The Oakland Raiders have activated defensive lineman Mario Edwards Jr. from injured reserve.
The team placed linebacker Shilique Calhoun on injured reserve Friday to make room on the roster for Edwards.
Edwards injured his hip in the preseason opener in August and was placed on injured reserve before the season opener. He returned to practice earlier this month and was activated in time to play against Indianapolis on Sunday.
Michael Floyd inactive for new team New England
Michael Floyd will not play for his new team New England in the Patriots' showdown with the Denver Broncos.
Floyd was claimed off waivers on Thursday, a day after he was released by the Arizona Cardinals, and he traveled with the Patriots to Denver. Arizona released the 2012 first-round pick after he was arrested on charges of driving under the influence and failure to obey a police officer.
Raiders missing 3 starters to injury for showdown in KC
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Raiders were missing three starters for their AFC West showdown Thursday night against the Chiefs after offensive lineman Kelechi Osemele was a late scratch due to an illness.
Rookie safety Karl Joseph had already been ruled out with a toe injury, while starting defensive tackle Stacy McGee was sidelined by an ankle injury.
Raiders S Karl Joseph out vs. Chiefs with toe injury
ALAMEDA, Calif. (AP) — Oakland Raiders rookie safety Karl Joseph will miss the showdown with the Kansas City Chiefs with a toe injury.
Joseph left last week's win against Buffalo with the injury and was officially ruled out Wednesday for Thursday night's game in Kansas City. Nate Allen will start in his place in a showdown for the AFC West lead.
Raiders place DJ Hayden on IR, add Branden Jackson to roster
ALAMEDA, Calif. (AP) — The Oakland Raiders have placed cornerback DJ Hayden on injured reserve with a hamstring injury.
Oakland promoted defensive lineman Branden Jackson from the practice squad Saturday to take Hayden's place on the active roster.
Hayden was injured on the second play in the fourth quarter of last week's win against the Carolina Panthers and did not return.
Raiders hopeful Smith will be able to play against Texans
ALAMEDA, Calif. (AP) — The Oakland Raiders hope to have cornerback Sean Smith back in the lineup for Monday's game in Mexico City against the Houston Texans.
Smith made it through a third consecutive day of practice Saturday and continues to wear a protective sling on his left shoulder while being listed as questionable on the team's medical report.
Coach Jack Del Rio, who rarely discusses injuries in detail, declined to say whether Smith would play but sounded optimistic.
CB Sean Smith out for Raiders for showdown vs. Broncos
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Oakland Raiders cornerback Sean Smith is inactive for the game against the Denver Broncos with an injured left shoulder.
Smith left last week's game with the injury and was limited during the week before being declared inactive on Sunday night. The other players inactive for Oakland are quarterback Connor Cook; cornerback Antonio Hamilton; offensive linemen Matt McCants and Vadal Alexander; tight end Ryan O'Malley; and defensive tackle Stacy McGee.