Josh Doctson - WRPosted 4/28/16 11:13pm ET
The Washington Redskins selected Texas Christian WR Josh Doctson with the 22nd overall pick in the 2016 NFL Draft on Thursday, April 28.
Huddle Up: Washington nabbed the third wideout taken in the first round, giving Kirk Cousins a strong trio of wideouts in Doctson, DeSean Jackson and Pierre Garcon. Throw in TE Jordan Reed, and the D.C. passing game suddenly has been elevated to one of the league's best.
Kirk Cousins - QBPosted 4/26/16 10:38pm ET
Washington Redskins QB Kirk Cousins and the Redskins continue to talk about a long-term deal, according to general manager Scot McCloughan. The negotiations are considered positive, and McCloughan thinks a deal could be imminent. Cousins signed his franchise tag for close to $20 million on March 3. The deadline for a long-term deal is July 15.
Huddle Up: It's likely going to come down to the length of the deal, with the team angling for a shorter-term contract and the QB hoping for more years and more guaranteed money. It sounds likely, though, that they'll eventually find some comfortable middle ground.
Robert Griffin III - QBPosted 4/21/16 11:59pm ET
Cleveland Browns QB Robert Griffin III will have to compete for the starting quarterback job during training camp even though the team traded down in the first round of the 2016 NFL Draft, according to vice president of football operations Sashi Brown. Head coach Hue Jackson said Griffin's presence on the team did not affect the trade.
Huddle Up: Veteran QB and 2015 starter Josh McCown also is more likely to be retained now and will figure into the mix. Also expect the Browns to draft a QB as well.
Kirk Cousins - QBPosted 4/12/16 10:22pm ET
Washington Redskins QB Kirk Cousins wants a lengthy, long-term contract from the Redskins -- a something in the $19 million per year range, with $40 million in guaranteed money. Washington doesn't view him as that kind of starter yet, though.
Huddle Up: Negotiations are ongoing, but having Cousins play and prove himself on on the one-year franchise tag ($19.95 million) definitely wouldn't be the worst thing for Washington.
Vernon Davis - TEPosted 4/5/16 3:47pm ET
Washington Redskins TE Vernon Davis' one-year deal is worth up to $2.4 million if all incentives are met. He has a base salary of $1.35 million with $1.1 million guaranteed. He can earn a $450,000 roster bonus and $100,000 in workout bonuses.
Huddle Up: Heavy incentives are the way to go with the 32-year-old Davis, who has caught only 64 passes for 640 yards and two TDs over the last two seasons in San Fran and Denver and now will be battling for targets behind starting stud TE Jordan Reed.
Vernon Davis - TEPosted 3/31/16 3:38pm ET
Free-agent TE Vernon Davis (Broncos) agreed to terms with the Washington Redskins Thursday, March 31.
Huddle Up: We'll see if a return home -- Davis is a D.C. native and played at Maryland -- can rejuvenate the 32-year-old tight end's career after he's caught only 64 passes over the last two seasons with the Niners and Broncos. In any case, Davis will be battling holdovers Niles Paul, Logan Paulsen and Derek Carrier for playing time behind stud starter Jordan Reed.
Alfred Morris - RBPosted 3/27/16 2:37pm ET
Dallas Cowboys RB Alfred Morris had drawn interest from the Miami Dolphins before he signed with the Cowboys.
Huddle Up: After losing Lamar Miller to the Texans, the Dolphins have missed out on several free-agent backs, including Morris, C.J. Anderson and Chris Johnson, and currently have Jay Ajayi and Damien Williams sitting atop the RB depth chart. It's looking like the draft will be the best option to acquire a new RB, and don't be surprised if the 'Fins use one of their top picks to secure one.
Matt Jones - RBPosted 3/27/16 2:47pm ET
Washington Redskins RB Matt Jones (hip) appears to be the prohibitive favorite to shoulder the load in 2016, according to head coach Jay Gruden. "Matt played well and we're very excited about him; we let a heck of a running back, and a very productive running back (Alfred Morris), go because we have Matt," Gruden said recently. "We're taking a bit of a gamble here, but based on our professional opinion, we believe he can handle it and be very, very effective at it, toting the rock."
Huddle Up: Jones, a third-round pick a season ago, did show some flashes with 794 total yards and four TDs, but will need to work on bumping up his 3.4-yard-per-carry average and reducing his fumbling after coughing it up five times last season.
Robert Griffin III - QBPosted 3/25/16 3:25pm ET
Cleveland Browns QB Robert Griffin III impressed head coach Hue Jackson in a private workout. Jackson called Griffin's accuracy 'freakish,' according to team sources.
Huddle Up: Griffin actually completed a career-high 68.7 percent of his passes in 2014 -- which would've ranked third in the league had he qualified -- but it's the other numbers which have declined (such as his passing-TD total and rushing yardage) which have led to a decline in his real-life and fantasy effectiveness.
Chris Thompson - RBPosted 3/24/16 10:21am ET
Washington Redskins RB Chris Thompson (shoulder) is recovering from shoulder surgery, and head coach Jay Gruden said Wednesday, March 23, that Thompson might not be ready for the start of training camp.
Huddle Up: Thompson was a solid pass-catching back for the Redskins last season, and if healthy enough should assume that role again in 2016. However, if he remains on the sideline too long another back may slip in and steal his gig.
Matt Jones - RBPosted 3/24/16 10:21am ET
Washington Redskins RB Matt Jones (hip) was bothered by a hip injury down the stretch. However, head coach Jay Gruden said Wednesday, March 23, that Jones should be ready for the start of organized team activities (OTAs) in April.
Huddle Up: OTAs should provide Jones with an opportunity to prove he deserves Washington's feature-back gig, so it would behoove him to be healthy by then.
Niles Paul - TEPosted 3/24/16 10:21am ET
Washington Redskins TE Niles Paul (ankle) likely will not be able to participate until training camp. Paul needs to regain strength in his ankle and also needs to add some weight. Paul could see time at fullback if the team decides to keep four tight ends on the final roster.
Huddle Up: Paul has performed well when given the opportunity, and given Jordan Reed's injury history the Redskins would do well to keep additional tight ends on the roster. However, his fantasy value at this juncture is primarily as a Reed handcuff on a larger roster.
Robert Griffin III - QBPosted 3/24/16 4:09pm ET
Free-agent QB Robert Griffin III (Redskins) signed a two-year deal with the Cleveland Browns Thursday, March 24. Griffin received a two-year, $15 million deal with $6.75 million guaranteed.
Huddle Up: Yeah, the downtrodden Griffin is entering a renowned QB graveyard, but if anyone was to get a shot at reversing RGIII's career fortunes, it might as well be Hue Jackson who is coming off a strong run as the Bengals' offensive coordinator. Reports out of Cleveland, including one from ESPN's Adam Schefter, also indicate that the Browns are still expected to draft a QB with the No. 2 overall pick, and in that case, Griffin might simply be bridge option until the new savior is ready.
Robert Griffin III - QBPosted 3/22/16 10:23am ET
Free-agent QB Robert Griffin III (Redskins) could sign with the Cleveland Browns as soon as this week, according to Jason La Canfora of CBSSports.com. Canfora said there continues to be mounting buzz regarding Cleveland's intent to sign the quarterback.
Huddle Up: No reason for Cleveland to not take a chance on RG3, even if the plan is to take a quarterback with the second overall pick. Hue Jackson has developed (and rehabbed, career-wise) some quarterbacks along the way, so why not give the Browns yet another opportunity to fill the gaping void they've endured at quarterback?
Alfred Morris - RBPosted 3/22/16 10:26am ET
Free-agent RB Alfred Morris (Redskins) will sign with the Dallas Cowboys Tuesday, March 22, according to a source.
Huddle Up: Morris can be a high-volume back; in fact, that's how he provides fantasy value. If he gets enough carries behind that talented Dalls offensive line, he should be a fantasy factor once again. You'd be banking on a Darren McFadden injury for that to happen... so you're pretty safe.
Robert Griffin III - QBPosted 3/22/16 12:33pm ET
Denver Broncos head coach Gary Kubiak acknowledged that the Broncos are taking a long look at free-agent QB Robert Griffin III (Redskins). Kubiak didn't say if Denver would visit with Griffin, but he said that the Broncos plan to be 'patient' in filling out their quarterback depth chart. The New York Jets and Cleveland Browns are also interested in Griffin.
Huddle Up: That said, landing Colin Kaepernick still seems to be priority No. 1 for the Broncos and using a high draft pick to pair with veteran Mark Sanchez would seem to be second, leaving RGIII at least a distant third at this point.
Matt Jones - RBPosted 3/20/16 2:34pm ET
Washington Redskins RB Matt Jones is positioned to start 2016 as the team's every-down back, but he will need to cut down on his five fumbles (on 144 carries) -- tied for the second-highest total in the NFL -- during his rookie season. "When he's in traffic, he protects it pretty well. Itís when he gets outside he gets a little bit loose with it and the guys that he doesn't see are the ones that pokes it away," coach Jay Gruden said. "So he's just got to be more secure with the ball all the time, not just when he's in traffic."
Huddle Up: Jones also only averaged 3.4 yards per carry but did prove proficient in the passing game, racking up 304 yards and a TD on 19 receptions. He profiles as an under-the-radar starting back with some strong upside.
Alfred Morris - RBPosted 3/18/16 7:27pm ET
Free-agent RB Alfred Morris (Redskins) is scheduled to meet with the Dallas Cowboys on Monday, March 21.
Huddle Up: Morris, coming off a career-low 751 rushing yards, has yet to receive serious free-agent interest, but that could change in Big D, where the Cowboys are looking for a back to share the carries with Darren McFadden. Stay tuned ...
Chris Thompson - RBPosted 3/17/16 9:54pm ET
Washington Redskins exclusive-rights free-agent RB Chris Thompson signed his tender offer Thursday, March 17. Financial terms were not immediately disclosed.
Huddle Up: Thompson hit career highs across the board last season and was particularly effective as a late-season pass-catcher out of the backfield as he had 35 receptions for 240 yards and a pair of scores. With Alfred Morris still an unsigned free agent, it's second-year Matt Jones, Thompson and veteran Pierre Thomas topping the D.C. RB depth chart for now.
Robert Griffin III - QBPosted 3/15/16 10:17am ET
The New York Jets' interest in free-agent QB Robert Griffin III appears legitimate and not just a leverage play against free-agent QB Ryan Fitzpatrick (Jets). If the Jets sign Griffin, it'll be partly based on their confidence in offensive coordinator Chan Gailey, who is seen as a quarterback whisperer.
Huddle Up: Gailey has constructed successful offenses for a wide variety of quarterbacks, so if RG3 winds up as the starter in New York there's at least some cause for optimism.
Jordan Reed - TEPosted 3/13/16 10:52pm ET
Washington Redskins TE Jordan Reed could receive a contract extension later in the summer, according to beat writer Rich Tandler.
Huddle Up: Reed is entering the final year of his 4-year, $2.8 million rookie deal, and the time certainly is right for an extension as he's coming off a career year (87-952-11) even though he's missed a combined 14 games over his first three seasons due to injuries.
Robert Griffin III - QBPosted 3/11/16 2:44pm ET
Free-agent QB Robert Griffin III (Redskins) is set to visit with the New York Jets on Friday, March 11, according to a league source.
Huddle Up: Any comprehensive exploration of the current QB market includes kicking the tires on Griffin, and the Jets are doing their due diligence.
Logan Paulsen - TEPosted 3/11/16 3:04pm ET
Free-agent TE Logan Paulsen (Redskins) re-signed with the Washington Redskins on a one-year deal Friday, March 11.
Huddle Up: Paulsen remains nothing more than a backup behind stud starter Jordan Reed, but the latter's history of health issues also must be noted here.
Kirk Cousins - QBPosted 3/11/16 11:19pm ET
Washington Redskins QB Kirk Cousins and the team are expected to talk about a long-term extension again once free agency dies down, according to president Bruce Allen. Despite placing the franchise tag on Cousins, Washington wants to reach a long-term deal with him.
Huddle Up: Barring a monster 2016 season from the QB, having Cousins play on the one-year franchise tag next season might not be the worst situation for Washington which can get more of a definitive read on the QB.
Kirk Cousins - QBPosted 3/3/16 9:11am ET
Updating a previous report, Washington Redskins QB Kirk Cousins signed his franchise tag Thursday, March 3, and his $20 million salary is fully guaranteed.
Huddle Up: Cousins will now make in 2016 almost as much as draft classmate (and soon to be former teammate) Robert Griffin III has made since joining the league. And if Cousins is everything the Redskins hope he will be, he'll make even more next year.
Robert Griffin III - QBPosted 3/3/16 8:24pm ET
Washington Redskins QB Robert Griffin III is eyeing the Houston Texans as a possible long-term destination. If Griffin were signed by the Texans to a short-term deal and played well, the possibility of a new deal would be in play.
Huddle Up: Returning to his home state of Texas would be one of the likely destinations for Griffin, and unlike the Cowboys, the Texans would offer an immediate chance to start and play.
Kirk Cousins - QBPosted 3/1/16 5:39pm ET
Washington Redskins impending free-agent QB Kirk Cousins had the non-exclusive franchise tag placed on him Tuesday, March 1. Cousins plans to sign his franchise tender and will participate in the offseason program.
Huddle Up: The Skins and Cousins will still try to work on a long-term deal, but playing for one year at $19.95 million is far from the worst-case scenario for both parties.
Kirk Cousins - QBPosted 2/26/16 10:37pm ET
Updating a previous report, Washington Redskins impending free-agent QB Kirk Cousins' future with the team is still uncertain since the Redskins have not decided if they will place the franchise tag or the transition tag on Cousins at this point, according to a source. It is believed that the team is currently leaning toward not using the franchise tag on Cousins.
Huddle Up: With either tag, the deadline to designate a player arrives at 4 p.m. ET March 1 -- i.e. next Tuesday -- so expect some negotiations over the weekend. A trade also is still in play for the fifth-year QB.
Robert Griffin III - QBPosted 2/23/16 4:39pm ET
Washington Redskins QB Robert Griffin III will not be with the Redskins next season, team president Bruce Allen confirmed Tuesday, Feb. 23. Allen said Washington has heard from some teams who are interested in Griffin. The Redskins have until March 9 to release Griffin. They have not released him yet in hopes of another team offering a trade.
Huddle Up: No surprise here as the writing has been on the wall since early last season. There reportedly are a few teams interested in Griffin, but it still remains more likely than not that he'll be released.
Kirk Cousins - QBPosted 2/18/16 9:18am ET
Washington Redskins QB Kirk Cousins' chances of a long-term deal aren't likely, according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport.
Huddle Up: Sounds like Cousins and the Redskins are heading towards a franchise tag, which would pay Cousins a boatload of money for this season but also give the Redskins an extended look at whether or not they want to commit to him financially for the long term. Hey, it's just money to Dan Snyder so why not?
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