DETROIT LIONS (5-11)
UNRESTRICTED FREE AGENTS: WR Kenny Golladay, WR Marvin Jones, WR Mohamed Sanu, DE Romeo Okwara, LB Jarrad Davis, PR Jamal Agnew, RB Adrian Peterson, WR Danny Amendola,...
CHICAGO (AP) — Darrell Bevell had a hard time processing everything from his first game as an NFL coach.
He watched as the Detroit Lions wiped out a 10-point deficit in the fourth quarter,...
CHICAGO (AP) — Mitchell Trubisky made a critical mistake. Chicago's defense struggled once again. A blocked extra point was costly.
The Bears did what bad teams do in their sixth consecutive...
Oh, the drama.
Each year on Super Bowl Eve, The Associated Press presents its individual awards for the NFL season in a prime-time showcase fitting for the honors. We're only halfway through...
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Two months after releasing their all-time rusher, the Minnesota Vikings drafted Dalvin Cook.
Less than four years after leaving Adrian Peterson's historic accomplishments...
DETROIT (AP) — The postgame stats stuck out in glaring fashion after the latest home loss by the Detroit Lions.
Derrick Henry has few words to say until he’s asked about his favorite running backs.
The Tennessee Titans’ star running back quickly rattles off 15 names from Jim Brown, Gale Sayers and...
DETROIT (AP) — The Detroit Lions have ruled out cornerback Desmond Trufant for Sunday's game at Jacksonville and have put tight end Hunter Bryant on injured reserve.
The Detroit Lions activated safety Jayron Kearse after he served a three-game suspension for violating the NFL's policy on substance abuse.
DETROIT LIONS (3-12-1)
New faces: RB Adrian Peterson, CBs Jeff Okudah, Desmond Trufant and Darryl Roberts, LBs Jamie Collins and Reggie Ragland, S Duron Harmon and Jayron Kearse, DTs Danny...
WASHINGTON FOOTBALL TEAM (3-13)
New faces: Coach Ron Rivera, EDGE Chase Young, CBs Kendall Fuller and Ronald Darby, QB Kyle Allen, RB J.D. McKissic, OT Saahdiq Charles, OT Cornelius Lucas,...
ALLEN PARK, Mich. (AP) — The Detroit Lions announced the signing of Adrian Peterson on Monday.
The 35-year-old running back comes to Detroit after being released by Washington. He has rushed...
DETROIT (AP) — Adrian Peterson has agreed to a one-year contract with the Detroit Lions, a person with knowledge of the deal told The Associated Press.
Washington released veteran running back Adrian Peterson on Friday, a stunning move by first-year coach Ron Rivera in the name of getting younger.
Von Miller had to catch his breath after finding out he got every vote for the 2010s All-Decade Team.
Miller, Tom Brady, J.J. Watt and Adrian Peterson are among eight unanimous selections to...
ASHBURN, Va. (AP) — The Washington Redskins exercised Adrian Peterson's 2020 option Wednesday, keeping the veteran running back in the fold for another season.
WASHINGTON (AP) — The first several weeks of the Dwayne Haskins era weren't all that promising.
The Washington Redskins fell to last in the NFL on offense, relied heavily on the running game...
GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — Adrian Peterson added another career milestone on Sunday.
The four-time first-team All-Pro running back became just the sixth back in league history to reach the...
GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — Aaron Jones rushed for a season-high 134 yards and a touchdown on just 16 carries, Aaron Rodgers threw for 195 yards and the Green Bay Packers did enough to beat the...
Derrius Guice tearing the ACL in his left knee in August 2018 pushed the Washington Redskins to sign Adrian Peterson.
A career renaissance followed for Peterson, and Guice injured his right...
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — The Washington Redskins have struggled all season to run the ball and score points.
But veteran running back Adrian Peterson believes the Redskins have finally found...
ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) — Veteran running back Adrian Peterson approached Dwayne Haskins before Sunday's game at Buffalo and gave the Redskins quarterback one bit of advice before the rookie's...
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Dwayne Haskins era may be here, but not the way the Redskins wanted it.
Haskins relieved concussed quarterback Case Keenum at halftime of Washington's 19-9 loss at the...
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Near the end of this methodical victory for the Minnesota Vikings, the crowd directed a loud cheer toward a player on the visiting team.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Washington Redskins running back Adrian Peterson will suit up against his original team in Minnesota, despite an ankle injury that had him listed as questionable.
MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. (AP) — It's no surprise a matchup between winless teams was decided by a dropped pass.
Running back Kenyan Drake couldn't handle Ryan Fitzpatrick's quick throw in the...
ASHBURN, Va. (AP) — Washington Redskins running back Derrius Guice had right knee surgery that coach Jay Gruden called a "minor procedure."
Renowned surgeon Dr. James Andrews performed the...
A person with knowledge of the situation says Washington Redskins running back Derrius Guice underwent an MRI on his right knee the morning after making his NFL debut.
Adrian Peterson entered Sunday a single yard shy of becoming the fifth running back in NFL history to top 1,000 yards rushing in season openers.
ASHBURN, Va. (AP) — Adrian Peterson told Derrius Guice to grab some ice cubes and wrap them around his surgically repaired left knee.
WASHINGTON REDSKINS (7-9)
New faces: QB Case Keenum, rookie QB Dwayne Haskins, S Landon Collins, rookie edge rusher Montez Sweat, rookie WR Terry McLaurin, LB Jon Bostic, rookie WR Kelvin...
ASHBURN, Va. (AP) — Adrian Peterson says he won't be discussing financial woes that came to light over the summer.
The Washington Redskins running back conducted his first interview of...
ASHBURN, Va. (AP) — On Day 3 of the NFL draft, the Washington Redskins made one fourth-round pick for the long-term future and another for immediate help.
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...
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.
The Latest on NFL free agency Wednesday (all times EDT):
A person with knowledge of the move says the Washington Redskins have agreed to terms on an $8 million, two-year deal...
WASHINGTON REDSKINS (7-9)
UNRESTRICTED FREE AGENTS: RB Adrian Peterson, WR Jamison Crowder, LB Preston Smith, S Ha Ha Clinton-Dix, G Shawn Lauvao, T Ty Nsekhe, LB Pernell McPhee, QB Josh...
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Josh Johnson's Madden rating should get a bump after his first NFL start in seven years.
Johnson, who played Madden NFL 19 to learn his new teammates' names, led Washington on two scoring drives in the fourth quarter to beat the Jacksonville Jaguars 16-13 on Sunday.
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Carson Wentz was at his best back on the move again.
Wentz tossed two touchdown passes, Darren Sproles ran for a score and the Philadelphia Eagles stayed in the hunt for the NFC East title with a 28-13 victory over the depleted Washington Redskins on Monday night.
The Eagles (6-6) won consecutive games for the first time since Nick Foles led them to a Super Bowl victory over the Patriots.
LANDOVER, Md. (AP) — Jay Gruden occasionally has to remind people his team is in 6-3 and in first place.
"That's a heck of deal after nine games," the Washington Redskins' coach said. "But I'm also excited with the fact that we have not played our best yet, and I think the best is yet to come."
By the time every NFL team has played eight games, there are some heavily established favorites for The Associated Press NFL awards that are handed out on Super Bowl eve.
Not this year.
MVP? Lots of candidates — and not just quarterbacks.
Coach of the Year? Nearly every division has a contender.
Comeback Player? Some likely Hall of Famers are in the mix there.
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.
Of all the NFL seasonal awards, the one shaping up as the closest and most intriguing is for Comeback Player of the Year.
LANDOVER, Md. (AP) — All games and no practice reps make Alex Smith a dull quarterback.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Yes, the Washington Redskins are 5-2 for the first time in a decade.
And now, forget that the when they started that well in 2008, they ended up 8-8.
Yes, they're 5-1 against the NFC for the first time since 2005.
Yes, they're leading their division on the strength of a three-game winning streak.
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — There was a lot of laughter and smiles in the Washington Redskins' locker room, the exact opposite of what was happening down the hall where the New York Giants were dressing.
It's the difference between winning and losing.
The Redskins (5-2) are winning these days. They won their third in a row and kept their 1½-game lead in the NFC East with a 20-13 win over the hapless Giants, who are 1-7 for the second consecutive season.
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — Trading cornerback Eli Apple and 2016 All-Pro defensive tackle Damon Harrison in the last week wasn't the reason the New York Giants lost to the Washington Redskins.
The new-look defense, which was also missing injured linebacker Alex Ogletree, actually was the reason the Giants had a chance to win in the 20-13 loss Sunday that sent New York (1-7) to its fifth straight defeat.
ASHBURN, Va. (AP) — Locked in a 7-7 tie against the Dallas Cowboys, the Washington Redskins took the second-half kickoff and drove to first-and-goal at the 9.
On first down, Alex Smith had tight end Jeremy Sprinkle open in the end zone, but they were not on the same page and the throw was incomplete. On third down from the 1, Adrian Peterson took a handoff and ran into teammate Vernon Davis, resulting in a 2-yard loss.
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."
ASHBURN, Va. (AP) — Chris Thompson feels the pain, not the nerves.
Eleven months ago, the running back was in the middle of a career season with the Washington Redskins before he broke his right fibula on a freak play at the Superdome against the New Orleans Saints. He returns to the site of that injury Monday night looking like his old self but not quite feeling back to normal.