The Redskins listed a staggering 17 players on their official injury report for Monday – a fact compounded exponentially by the fact that they play the Giants on Thursday this week. Here is a list of Monday’s official designations: Read the rest of this entry »
Tags: Alfred Morris, Brian Orakpo, Chris Baker, DeSean Jackson, Frank Kearse, jason hatcher, Kai Forbath, kedric golston, Kory Lichtensteiger, Robert Griffin III, Shawn Lauvao, Tracy Porter, Tyler Polumbus
Things looked bleak at Fed Ex Field early, when Robert Griffin III was carted off the field early in the first quarter; but when your back-up throws a touchdown on his first pass, it helps you move on quickly. Kirk Cousins and the Redskins overcame injuries not only to RGIII, but to receiver Desean Jackson, and a host of others, by putting in one of the most solid performances up and down the line-up in some time. The Jacksonville Jaguars were lit up by Washington 41-10, and were no match for a very determined Redskins bunch.
Its easy to get caught up in individual performances on Sunday – there were many good ones – but the Redskins head coach deserved as much credit as any. Read the rest of this entry »
The Redskins preluded free agency by retaining key members of their 2013 roster — Brian Orakpo, DeAngelo Hall, Perry Riley, and Chris Baker.
With lots of room in cap space, the team is expected to be active. Keep it locked here for the latest updates on who the team expects to target and who they have signed.
Tags: Arizona Cardinals, Arthur Jones, Brian Orakpo, carlos rogers, Chris Baker, Chris Maragos, Cleveland Browns, Darren Sproles, DeAngelo Hall, Jairus Byrd, Kenny Britt, Mike Mitchell, Perry Riley, Seatle Seahawks, Tennessee Titans
Entering free agency with an abundance of cap space gives the Redskins lots of options to fill plenty of needs, even after re-signing cornerback DeAngelo Hall, defensive tackle Chris Baker, safety Jose Gumbs and franchising linebacker Brian Orakpo.
The Redskins dropped off dramatically after a division title in 2012. Following a 10-6 season they returned back to the NFC East basement in 2013 with a 3-13 record and no first-round pick to show for it.
That, coupled with their $36 million cap penalty for 2012 and 2013, makes this free agency period more important than normal.
Washington was tied with the Chicago Bears in 2013 for allowing the second most points points per game (29.9), which means the defense, specifically the secondary, will be a high priority in this free agent class.
So who might the Redskins target to improve their roster? Let’s take a look at who the team reportedly has their sights set on based on reports from local Redskins beat writers. Read the rest of this entry »
Tags: Andrew Hawkins, Anthony Collins, Antrel Rolle, Aqib Talib, Arthur Jones, Baltimore Ravens, Brian Orakpo, Buffalo Bills, Captain Munnerlyn, Carolina Panthers, Chicago Bear, Chris Baker, Cincinnati Bengals, Corey Graham, DeAngelo Hall, Denver Broncos, Hakeem Nicks, Houston Texans, Jairus Byrd, Jay Gruden, Joe Mays, Jon Beason, Jose Gumbs, Kenny Britt, Linval Joseph, Mike Mitchell, New England Patriots, New York Giants, Pierre Garcon, Raheem Morris, Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Tennessee Titans
It was a big win for the Redskins on Sunday, despite being just the fourth game of the regular season. Going into the bye week at 1-3 might not seem all that majestic, but with the Eagles and Giants at 0-4, and the Cowboys at 2-2, Washington is very much still in the thick of things in the NFC East thanks to the victory, despite the slow start.
Here is a look at some of the more interesting, and telling numbers and statistics from the Redskins 24-14 victory over the Oakland Raiders on Sunday. Most of these stats are from the official NFL stats, and I got the NFL betting lines at TopBet.eu Sportsbook. Read the rest of this entry »
In Part 2 of our interview, we continue where we left off. Doc gives his thoughts on if the Redskins have a chance of recouping some of the lost cap money and evaluates the tight ends not named Cooley. Walker also explains how the Redskins will prevent a sophomore slump for Robert Griffin III and gives his bold prediction on how Alfred Morris will do in 2013.
Tags: Aldrick Robinson, Alfred Morris, Brian Orakpo, cam newton, Doc Walker, fred davis, Joshua Morgan, Kyle Shanahan, Logan Paulsen, london fletcher, Lorenzo Alexander, Niles Paul, Pierre Garcon, Rob Gronkowski, Robert Griffin III, Ryan Kerrigan, santana moss
The Redskins linebacker group has had a tough couple of seasons after transitioning to the 3-4 defense. The 3-4 is a defense that works much better with a lead. However, with the lackluster performance the offense has displayed the defense has been tasked with keeping the team in games rather than attacking at will like it is designed to do. Most of the linebacker group was either a part of the transition from the 4-3 at a different position or came from a team where they played defensive line. The staff seems to have a knack for finding players that can make the transition well though, with Ryan Kerrigan and Brian Orakpo being super examples. In 2011, the team had good starting players but, depth was an issue, mainly because of inexperience. In 2012 however, the linebacker camp battles we will witness will be epic. If the defensive line and secondary can play better this season, the Redskins linebackers could rise to be the top threat in the NFC East. Let’s get to know a little about this group of players. Read the rest of this entry »
Tags: Brian McNally, Brian Orakpo, Bryan Kehl, Chris Wilson, D.J. Holt, Jonathan Goff, Keenan Robinson, london fletcher, Lorenzo Alexander, Markus White, Monte Lewis, National Football League, NFL, Perry Riley, Redskins, Rob Jackson, Ryan Kerrigan, Washington Redskins
This afternoon, the Washington Redskins unveiled a tribute to the past with a pinch of modernity in their new uniforms that are set to be worn twice at FedEx Field this season in conjunction with their 80th Anniversary. In what is supposed to replicate their 1937 uniforms, the Redskins put a twist on what was used during the 1994 season.
We swept the Giants this year, with a very solid game against the Giants yesterday, following up on a very good performance in a shootout against one of the best teams/offenses in the league in New England. That was following a decent performance through 50 minutes against the Jets with Rex having a very off day. And that’s following a very good win against a young Seahawks team who just seems to give everyone fits.
Rex Grossman’s play has been up and down, as expected, and he still makes way too many mistakes, and some of them crucial. But under Rex Grossman, this offense seems to take a little flight. It’s true that receivers like the ability to go deep and not have to get smacked around in the middle after a 5-yard slant. It’s also true it opens up those 5-yard slants to keep defenses honest to the threat. Rex Grossman gives us a chance to be a lethal offense… but that’s it… a chance. Read the rest of this entry »
Tags: Barry Cofield, Brian Orakpo, Chris Chester, chris cooley, DeAngelo Hall, Donte Stallworth, fred davis, Jabar Gaffney, Jammal Brown, Jarvis Jenkins, Kyle Shanahan, Leonard Hankerson, london fletcher, Mike Shanahan, O.J. Atogwe, Perry Riley, Rex Grossman, Roy Helu, Ryan Kerrigan, santana moss, Trent Williams