ASHBURN, Va. (AP) — The NFL draft played out like Washington hoped, allowing the Commanders to get another offensive threat for new quarterback Carson Wentz and a wide receiver to take some heat off Terry McLaurin after trading down in Thursday night's first round.
Ron Rivera and the Washington Commanders front office talked to quarterback prospects at the scouting combine and planned to spend more time looking into their options.
Then they traded for Carson Wentz, and the team's entire outlook for the NFL draft changed.
Ron Rivera has wondered when a run of injuries and other absences would catch up to Washington.
He got his answer in a 27-20 loss to the Dallas Cowboys.
Terry McLaurin has already been Washington's best skill position player for his three seasons in the NFL.
McLaurin has shown in back-to-back victories that he's still getting better. Making five catches for 103 yards and a touchdown in a win at the Carolina Panthers was more evidence of McLaurin's continued improvement and the impact he can make on a game.
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Taylor Heinicke was by far the lesser-known of the two quarterbacks making their return to Charlotte on Sunday.
But it was Heinicke who upstaged Cam Newton by throwing for 206 yards and three touchdowns against the league’s top-ranked pass defense, helping Washington spoil the 2015 MVP's return to Bank of America Stadium with a 27-21 win over the Carolina Panthers on Sunday.
GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — Washington didn’t punt all day but scored just 10 points.
That paradox of a statistic reveals just how much Washington struggled whenever it got into scoring position in its 24-10 loss to the Green Bay Packers on Sunday.
ASHBURN, Va. (AP) — When Landon Collins joined Washington in 2019, he told friends something needed to change.
In the two years since he played his first game in burgundy and gold, just about everything has.
Dwayne Haskins gets his second consecutive start for Washington with quarterback Alex Smith out again because of a right calf injury...
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Alex Smith has Washington at least temporarily in first place in the NFC East after winning on Thanksgiving for the first time, two years after a planned holiday showing was wrecked by the quarterback's career-threatening leg injury...