Jonathan Allen spoke up in the locker room following Ron Rivera and wanted his Washington Commanders teammates not to be too happy about beating the Houston Texans.
CHICAGO (AP) — It was Justin Fields. It was the offensive line. It was the receiving corps.
The Chicago Bears struggled on offense again, and there was plenty of blame to go around.
Fresh off an encouraging second half at Minnesota, Fields and the Bears were shut down by Jonathan Allen and the Washington Commanders on national television.
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — There was an intentional grounding penalty against Carson Wentz, and the two interceptions for Washington's defense that got wiped out by penalties. And those were only a handful of the mistakes for the Commanders.
Jonathan Allen wanted to watch film of the Washington Commanders' loss at the Detroit Lions before singling out what went wrong with the defense.
After doing just that, coach Ron Rivera saw a clear problem: too many big plays allowed.
ASHBURN, Va. (AP) — Jonathan Allen has been part of a handful of training camps with Washington that begin with loud questions about what might be next for the once-storied NFL franchise.
The veteran defensive tackle insists he lets any criticism go in one ear and out the other.
ASHBURN, Va. (AP) — Terry McLaurin was a no-show for the Washington Commanders' first on-field workout of the offseason while negotiations on a contract extension are ongoing for the team's top receiver.
ASHBURN, Va. (AP) — The second night of the NFL draft had a heavy Alabama flavor for the Washington Commanders.
Washington selected defensive tackle Phidarian Mathis in the second round and running back Brian Robinson Jr.
The Washington Commanders have picked up edge rusher Montez Sweat’s fifth-year option, an expected move that keeps a cornerstone of their defense under contract through the 2023 season.
Sweat is set to earn $11.5 million that season on the option the team announced Wednesday it was exercising on its second pick in the first round in 2019.
Ron Rivera insisted Monday afternoon he had not seen video of the sideline fight between Washington defensive linemen Jonathan Allen and Daron Payne and felt no need to seek it out.
“From what the players have said, they’re good with it,” Rivera said.
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Taylor Heinicke threw an interception when trying to go deep on Washington’s first offensive play, and things only got worse from there for the team that is just barely still in playoff contention after its most-lopsided loss since 2007.
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Dak Prescott and the Dallas Cowboys didn’t have to worry about the NFC East title anymore once they kicked off against Washington.
So they took care of the star quarterback’s slump instead.
WASHINGTON (6-8) at DALLAS (10-4)
Sunday, 8:20 p.m. ET, NBC
BETTING LINE: Cowboys by 10½, according to FanDuel SportsBook.
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Playing with a quarterback who signed four days earlier and missing a handful of starters because of a coronavirus outbreak, Washington could not keep up with the well-rested Philadelphia Eagles.
FRISCO, Texas (AP) — Dallas Cowboys coach Mike McCarthy didn't waste any time making his presence felt on his first day back with the team after a 10-day absence because of a positive COVID-19 test.
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Brian Johnson made quite the first impression on his new Washington teammates.
Johnson kicked the go-ahead 48-yard field goal with 37 seconds remaining five days after joining the team and Washington beat the Las Vegas Raiders 17-15 on Sunday for its fifth straight win.
WASHINGTON (3-6) at CAROLINA (5-5)
Sunday, 1 p.m. EST, Fox
OPENING LINE: Patriots by 3 1/2, according to FanDuel SportsBook.
LANDOVER, Md. (AP) — All Jonathan Allen does not mince words about Washington's defense failing to live up to expectations.
“The defense has been absolutely horrible this year,” he said.
Defense was supposed to be the biggest reason to believe Washington could repeat as NFC East champions, and it still might turn out to be.
But through the first two weeks of the season, the unit led by reigning Defensive Rookie of the Year Chase Young has not lived up to lofty expectations.
New faces: QB Ryan Fitzpatrick, CB William Jackson, WR Curtis Samuel, WR Adam Humphries, TE Sammis Reyes, LB Jamin Davis, OT Sam Cosmi, WR Dyami Brown, G Ereck Flowers, OT Charles Leno, EDGE Shaka Toney, DB Benjamin St-Juste, LS Camaron Cheeseman.
ASHBURN, Va. (AP) — Star defensive tackle Jonathan Allen was held out of Washington's practice Monday because of a tight hamstring.
Allen worked on a side field with trainers while the rest of the team went through the first session of training camp back at Washington's usual practice facility.
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Any worries about Jonathan Allen going into the final year of his contract without a long-term deal have evaporated on the eve of Washington training camp.
Allen and the team agreed to terms on a $72 million, four-year contract extension with a $30 million signing bonus, according to his agency.
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LANDOVER After going 7-9 and missing the playoffs, the Washington Redskins will be awarded the 15th pick in the 2019 NFL Draft.
The Redskins finished the season tied with the Miami Dolphins, Atlanta Falcons and Carolina Panthers at 7-9.
The Washington Redskins activated defensive lineman Stacy McGee off the Physically Unable to Perform list on Tuesday and waived safety Kenny Ladler.
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ASHBURN Call them "The Bama Boys." Or call them whatever you'd like. Just don't ask former Alabama teammates Jonathan Allen and Daron Payne to give themselves a nickname that's just not how it's done.
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