ASHBURN, Va. (AP) — Washington Redskins left tackle Trent Williams skipped the opening day of the team's mandatory minicamp reportedly over contract concerns.
Redskins sign tackle Ereck Flowers to $4M, 1-year deal
ASHBURN, Va. (AP) — The Washington Redskins have signed offensive tackle Ereck Flowers to a $4 million, one-year contract.
Flowers becomes Washington's new swing tackle behind Trent Williams...
NFL official on leave; accused of calling player vulgar name
The NFL has placed official Roy Ellison on administrative leave while it investigates an accusation that he called Bills defensive end Jerry Hughes a vulgar name during Buffalo's game at Miami on Sunday.
The league confirmed Ellison's status and the investigation Tuesday but provided no other details.
Banged-up Redskins cautiously get ready for Eagles matchup
ASHBURN, Va. (AP) — Trent Williams wasn't worried as he climbed into an ambulance to be evaluated at a Dallas hospital.
The Washington Redskins' starting left tackle was hit in the chest and felt lightheaded, so the concern was a possible liver injury. Williams checked out just fine and was back at practice Monday.
"It didn't hurt that much," Williams said. "They wanted to be safe than sorry."
Redskins lineman Williams hospitalized after Dallas game
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Washington left tackle Trent Williams was taken to a hospital for precautionary reasons after getting hit in the chest but just missing one play in the Redskins' loss to the Dallas Cowboys.
Williams stayed on the ground along the sideline at the end of an 8-yard run by Kapri Bibbs in the third quarter of the Cowboys' 31-23 victory Thursday.
Trent Williams, Quinton Dunbar active for Redskins at Dallas
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Left tackle Trent Williams and cornerback Quinton Dunbar are active for Washington on Thanksgiving against Dallas after missing multiple games with injuries.
Williams missed three straight games with a dislocated right thumb, while Dunbar was sidelined four of the previous five games with nerve damage as part of a shin injury.
Redskins lose another offensive lineman for season
ASHBURN, Va. (AP) — Rookie tackle Geron Christian is out for the rest of the season in the latest significant injury to the Washington Redskins' offensive line.
Coach Jay Gruden said Monday that Christian will miss the final seven games of the regular season and any in the playoffs after tearing the medial collateral ligament in his right knee. Christian, the Redskins' third-round pick who was forced into action by a bevy of injuries, hurt his knee Sunday at Tampa Bay.
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.
Skidding Giants facing Redskins and questions about future
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — The Washington Redskins could not have picked a better time to play the New York Giants.
The NFC East-leading Redskins (4-2) have won two straight, are coming off a big win over Dallas, and now face a team that's seen its management trade cornerback Eli Apple and defensive tackle Damon Harrison — two starters — for late-round draft picks in the week leading to Tuesday's NFL trading deadline.
Redskins riding run defense, rushing offense to 4-2 start
WASHINGTON (AP) — With Jonathan Allen and Daron Payne anchoring the defensive line, and Adrian Peterson hardly looking like a 33-year-old, the Washington Redskins have established what sort of team they are. It's quite a drastic shift from who they've been under coach Jay Gruden until now.
Their defense stops the run — gasp! — and their offense — get this! — moves the ball on the ground.
"It starts up front, in the trenches," Gruden said Monday. "Those big guys are doing a great job."
So-so Cowboys, Redskins trying to stop alternating W’s, L’s
LANDOVER, Md. (AP) — Jason Garrett's Dallas Cowboys and Jay Gruden's Washington Redskins have been the very definition of mediocre as the NFC East teams resume their rivalry.
The Cowboys are 3-3, while the Redskins head into Sunday's home game leading the so-so NFC East at 3-2 and with an 18-18-1 mark since the start of the 2016 season.
Neither club has managed to win two games in a row in 2018. Neither has dropped two in a row, either. They just keep alternating W's and L's.
Redskins LT Trent Williams has ‘minor’ procedure on knee
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.
Redskins’ offensive line living up to Hogs 2.0 nickname
ASHBURN, Va. (AP) — Long before Alex Smith and Adrian Peterson joining the Redskins was ever a possibility, Trent Williams made up Hogs 2.0 T-shirts for Washington's offensive linemen.
The original "Hogs" offensive line paved the way for three Super Bowl titles, so this group has a long way to go before they can be compared to that group.
Redskins’ Williams poised to again be fearsome O-lineman
ASHBURN, Va. (AP) — The first surgery of Trent Williams' life put more fear into him than any pass-rusher on a football field.
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.
Adrian Peterson impresses in Redskins debut vs. Broncos
LANDOVER, Md. (AP) — Adrian Peterson didn't mind a healthy diet of action in the preseason 12 years into an NFL career that hasn't included much exhibition work.
"So many years I begged to play in the preseason and was shut down," Peterson said. "They didn't have to beg me at all to play this week."
Most coaches, players not happy about Jets, Redskins scuffle
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Trumaine Johnson shoved Morgan Moses after a play, Trent Williams came to his teammate's defense and within seconds the multiplayer melee spilled into the crowd.
And that was just Day One of the joint workouts between the New York Jets and Washington Redskins.
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.
ASHBURN, Va. (AP) — Washington Redskins left tackle Trent Williams says he expects to be back for training camp after having surgery on his right knee.
Williams wore a bandage on his knee as he spoke to reporters Wednesday after the Redskins worked out in their practice bubble during their mandatory minicamp.
The Pro Bowler missed six of 16 games last season.
Williams said he had his tibia bone readjusted so his "kneecap isn't out of place" and also had a "slight microfracture on top of that."
Redskins select tackle Geron Christian in third round of NFL Draft
The Washington Redskins drafted Louisville offensive tackle Geron Christian with the No. 74 overall pick of the 2018 NFL Draft on Friday night.
Christian, a 6-foot-5, 298-pound prospect, started every game at left tackle for Louisville from 2015 through 2017. He earned All-ACC honors as either third-team or an honorable mention each year.
Christian was the sixth offensive tackle selected in the draft.
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.
ASHBURN, Va. (AP) — The Washington Redskins have shored up their offensive line by re-signing swing tackle Ty Nsekhe and interior lineman Tony Bergstrom and exercising the fifth-year option on starting right guard Brandon Scherff's contract.
The Redskins announced the deals Monday as they began their offseason program. The signings ensure depth along the line for at least next season.
Three Redskins were named to the Pro Bowl back in December, but only one will actually play in Sunday's exhibition in Orlando, Florida.
Linebacker Ryan Kerrigan will be the Redskins' sole representative, as guard Brandon Scherff and tackle Trent Williams withdrew because of injuries. Scherff dealt with lingering knee pain throughout the year, and Williams had knee realignment surgery on Dec. 29.
A fantastic Super Bowl party that’s ... plant-based?
Super Bowl spreads tend to be pretty meaty. They might be anchored by a big bowl of beef chili, some sloppy joes or burgers — or just a big order of pepperoni pizzas.
But what about taking a cue from some NFL players' diets and going plant-based instead?
NFL Draft 2018: OU and OSU combined for six first-round picks in 2010. Could it make a run at that number this year?
The state of Oklahoma could have a busy opening night at the 2018 NFL draft.
Several mock drafts label Oklahoma and Oklahoma State players as potential first-round draft picks during the three-day event, which begins April 26 in Arlington, Texas.
Redskins left tackle Trent Williams (knee) active vs Cowboys
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Washington Redskins left tackle Trent Williams is active against the Dallas Cowboys on Thursday night after missing three of past five games with a right knee injury that will require surgery.
Williams returned after sitting out the Thanksgiving victory over the New York Giants. He had played the previous two games after missing two straight.
Washington Redskins’ Trent Williams battling knee injury; hopes to play Thursday vs Dallas Cowboys
In most situations, Trent Williams would stand out based on his 6-foot-5, 320-pound frame coupled with athleticism that’s unparalleled for a man his size.
Even during some of his early years with the Washington Redskins, Williams was, at times, vastly bigger than the rest of the offensive linemen on the roster. But times are different now, and Williams could potentially be the smallest starting offensive lineman on Thursday against the Dallas Cowboys if he is active, at least in his eyes.
Bad knee injury knocks Redskins LT Trent Williams off kilter
ASHBURN, Va. (AP) — Trent Williams isn't used to this.
The Washington Redskins' stellar left tackle for years has played through so many injuries that he figures "something has to be torn or broken" to not be in uniform. After missing just three games for injury from 2012-2016, Williams has missed three of the past five with so severe a problem in his right knee that it'll require surgery at some point.
As pieces change around him, Cousins keeps Redskins on track
ASHBURN, Va. (AP) — Inconsistency is one of the few consistencies on the Washington Redskins' offense.
Another is Kirk Cousins.
While 27 players have shuffled around him this season, Cousins is not only surviving but thriving and keeping the offense on track.
Skins LT Trent Williams, Giants WR Sterling Shepard inactive
LANDOVER, Md. (AP) — Pro Bowl left tackle Trent Williams is inactive for the Washington Redskins against the New York Giants because of an injured right knee.
The Thanksgiving night game is the third time in the past five weeks that Williams has been sidelined by the knee. His absence means Washington is missing three-fifths of its starting offensive line, because left guard Shawn Lauvao and center Spencer Long went on injured reserve this week.
Reed, McClain, Roullier, Nicholson out for Skins vs. Giants
ASHBURN, Va. (AP) — Tight end Jordan Reed, defensive lineman Terrell McClain, center Chase Roullier and safety Montae Nicholson will miss the Washington Redskins' game against the New York Giants.
There might be other Redskins sidelined, too.
Coach Jay Gruden said Wednesday that seven or eight players will be game-time decisions Thursday night, indicating that left tackle Trent Williams is among that group.
This will be Reed's fourth consecutive game out with a hamstring injury.
Vikings’ Everson Griffen returns in pursuit of sacks record after one-game absence with foot injury
This time, both head coach and player say Everson Griffen will return from a foot injury Sunday against the Los Angeles Rams. Let Griffen tell you.
My foot feels great, Griffen said Wednesday. Yeah, Ill be playing on Sunday for sure.
Griffen missed a game for the first time this season last week despite Mike Zimmer repeatedly saying he expected Griffen to play in Washington. But Griffens return was postponed a week to make sure he didnt risk a long-term absence.
Vikings’ pass rushers prepared to feast on beleaguered Washington offensive line
Sundays game between the Vikings and Redskins will be full of reunions.
They start with Mike Zimmer and Jay Gruden, two 2014 head coaching hires and, respectively, the former defensive and offensive coordinators of the Bengals. But the on-field connections intensify along the offensive and defensive lines, which likely will carry the biggest weight in deciding between two NFC teams jockeying for power.
Redskins slowly getting healthy with Vikings up next
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?"
Redskins will be missing 3 starting offensive linemen
The Washington Redskins will be without three of their five starting offensive linemen Sunday against the Seattle Seahawks.
Redskins center Spencer Long (knee), guard Shaun Lauvao (stinger) and tackle Trent Williams (knee) are inactive for Sunday's game. Washington also won't have starting wide receiver Jamison Crowder (hamstring), tight end Jordan Reed (hamstring) and defensive lineman Matt Ioannidis (hand).
Washington's offensive line will be as thin as feared Sunday when it plays the Seattle Seahawks in CenturyLink Field.
Left tackle Trent Williams, center Spencer Long and left guard Shawn Lauvao are out. Right guard Brandon Scherff is active, though how much he will play, and if he will start, remains in question. Morgan Moses, who sprained both ankles last week, is the "healthiest" Redskins offensive lineman.
Vikings’ midseason report: Second-half questions, unheralded contributors, three toughest matchups
Three unheralded Vikings
You know by now about the stars of the Vikings third-ranked defense and a running game that kept churning even after the loss of rookie Dalvin Cook. Jerick McKinnon is racking up yards and receiver Adam Thielen has brought the long-ball threat back. But what could you have missed? Below weve pinpointed three relatively unheralded reasons for the Vikings 6-2 start:
Jamison Crowder tweaked hamstring chasing down Kirk Cousins interception
ASHBURN Redskins wide receiver Jamison Crowder isn't sure whether he'll be able to play Sunday against the Seattle Seahawks. He was officially listed as questionable Friday, but hasn't practiced all week with a hamstring injury.
Crowder said his hamstring feels good at times, but then starts to feel different when he goes to work out. The wide receiver has rehabbed to the side at practice.
ASHBURN The Washington Redskins held practice in their indoor bubble Friday, blasting music to simulate the heavy amount of crowd noise that they will face Sunday in Seattle. The Seahawks hold one of the best home field advantages in the NFL, in part, because of the noise.
To prepare for the noise, the Redskins worked on silent counts at the line of scrimmage and nonverbal communication.
ASHBURN | The Washington Redskins will have a walkthrough Tuesday and as of Monday, Jay Gruden wasn't sure if he would have a left tackle on the field.
Third-stringer T.J. Clemmings sprained his ankle Sunday during the Redskins' 33-19 loss to the Dallas Cowboys, and Washington was already without starter Trent Williams (knee) and Ty Nsekhe (core muscle).
The coach guessed guard Tyler Catalina would take over, as he did briefly near the end of Sunday's game.
Trent Williams acknowledges ‘there’s a chance’ he could miss the rest of the season
LANDOVER Redskins left tackle Trent Williams didn't play during Washington's 33-19 loss Sunday to the Dallas Cowboys because doctors wanted him to sit out, to see if his knee injury would start to heal without additional damage.
But Williams admitted he doesn't know if the approach will help in the long run, classifying the decision to rest as "50-50" on whether it will actually make a difference.
LANDOVER With rain pouring down at FedEx Field near the end of the third quarter, Kirk Cousins went to drop back and within seconds, a swarm of Dallas Cowboys pass rushers met the Redskins quarterback behind the line of scrimmage dragging him down.
It was a familiar sight for the Redskins all evening. Cousins, behind a banged-up offensive line, just didn't have the time to make plays.
LANDOVER The Washington Redskins will be without three significant pieces of their offensive line Sunday when they take on the Dallas Cowboys at FedEx Field.
Left tackle Trent Williams (knee soreness) and right guard Brandon Scherff (MCL) were announced out after being listed as questionable. Center Spencer Long (quad tendinitis) was ruled out on Friday.
Spencer Long out as Redskins adjusting to banged up offensive line
ASHBURN Jay Gruden couldn't help but laugh. After naming guard Tyler Catalina as the Redskins' contingency plan in case Brandon Scherff (knee) misses Sunday's game against the Dallas Cowboys, the Washington Redskins coach laughed while adding an important caveat.
"If he can go," Gruden said, referencing Catalina recovering from a concussion.
The Redskins offensive line is banged up with four of their five starters missing practice throughout the week.
Banged-up Redskins face short week before game vs Cowboys
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Washington Redskins' injury situation is so bad that coach Jay Gruden would rather give players an extra day off than practice and possibly make it worse.
Trent Williams, Redskins left tackle, hurt his knee further against the Eagles; is surgery next?
PHILADELPHIA Redskins left tackle Trent Williams sat at his locker following Washington's 34-24 loss to the Philadelphia Eagles. For the second straight game, Williams dealt with soreness in his right knee.
But the tackle's knee injury isn't the type where his soreness will get better as the season progresses. He admitted last week to needing surgery to repair a torn ligament. For Williams, the question becomes how long can he put the operation off.
PHILADELPHIA Washington Redskins cornerback Bashaud Breeland will play Monday against the Philadelphia Eagles after being listed questionable with a knee injury.
Meanwhile, safety Deshazor Everett (hamstring) was announced inactive. Cornerback Josh Norman (rib) is out as well, but that's not a surprise, seeing as it was announced Saturday.