Vernon Davis - TEPosted 6/28/16 1:24am ET
Washington Redskins TE Vernon Davis may not make the final roster if he does not improve as a pass-catcher and blocker, according to The Washington Post's Mike Jones. Jones currently has Davis penciled in as the No. 4 tight end in Washington.
Huddle Up: Davis' fantasy value has fallen off a cliff since his 49ers heyday. Right now he's at best an injury handcuff to Jordan Reed, and even that is looking like an overly optimistic projection.
Keith Marshall - RBPosted 6/28/16 1:24am ET
Washington Redskins rookie RB Keith Marshall and rookie QB Nate Sudfeld were left off the 53-man roster projection by Mike Jones of The Washington Post.
Huddle Up: A seventh-round pick, Marshall has the potential to push Matt Jones for carries in Washington--but he'll need to flash something early in training camp to get enough touches to do so.
DeSean Jackson - WRPosted 6/25/16 10:54pm ET
Washington Redskins WR Josh Doctson is likely to open the year as the backup to WR DeSean Jackson and WR Pierre Garcon while WR Jamison Crowder works as the starting slot receiver, according to bear writer John Keim.
Huddle Up: Playing in a backup capacity will limit Doctson's initial fantasy value, but with both Jackson and Garcon in potentially the final year of their respective contracts his dynasty value remains strong.
Kirk Cousins - QBPosted 6/24/16 12:24pm ET
Washington Redskins QB Kirk Cousins has had discussions about a long-term deal over the last week, but talks continue to go nowhere. He's expected to play 2016 on the $19.95 million franchise tender.
Huddle Up: Again, Washington should be in no hurry to dole out a long-term, big-$$$ extension for a QB who still has more to prove.
Keith Marshall - RBPosted 6/16/16 12:38pm ET
Washington Redskins RB Keith Marshall has been out of minicamp practice while battling a hamstring injury.
Huddle Up: Missed practice time and rookies isn't a particularly good combination, and the seventh-round back will have to play catch up if he hopes to have a shot at the No. 2 gig behind Matt Jones.
Josh Doctson - WRPosted 6/14/16 8:07pm ET
Washington Redskins WR Josh Doctson (Achilles') and the Redskins are being precautionary with Doctson's Achilles' injury, according to head coach Jay Gruden. As previously reported, Doctson did not practice Tuesday, June 14 and has been held out of drills since mid-May.
Huddle Up: It's not too big of a concern, but Doctson is the team's prize first-round pick who can use all the off-season, get-acclimated- to-the-offense reps he can, and it now looks like he'll have to make up for lost time in training camp.
Jordan Reed - TEPosted 6/14/16 8:07pm ET
Washington Redskins TE Jordan Reed (ankle) missed minicamp Tuesday, June 14, because of an ankle sprain he suffered last week, according to head coach Jay Gruden. Reed is not expected to practice this week.
Huddle Up: Reed isn't missing vital time here, but it's still an offseason reminder that while Reed has taken his place among the game's elite tight ends, there is still a troubling injury track record that must be factored in.
DeSean Jackson - WRPosted 6/7/16 12:18pm ET
Washington Redskins WR DeSean Jackson is with the team for the third week of organized team activities after skipping the first two weeks. His absence wasn't that big of a surprise this year, as Jackson has skipped voluntary practices in previous years.
Huddle Up: Jackson most certainly understands the meaning of the word "voluntary", but the Redskins have to be happy he's back on the field getting reps with Kirk Cousins. He's playing for a contract this year, be it with Washington or elsewhere, so it would behoove DJax to stay healthy and perform as well.
Matt Jones - RBPosted 6/3/16 11:06am ET
Washington Redskins RB Matt Jones said he has been able to address issues with ball security and work on improving his burst through running lanes this offseason, and he wants to be the top back all the time.
Huddle Up: Washington let Alfred Morris walk via free agency and didn't draft a running back until the seventh round, so there is a definite opportunity for Jones to step up and earn feature-back carries.
Jamison Crowder - WRPosted 6/3/16 2:13pm ET
Washington Redskins WRs Jamison Crowder and Ryan Grant are trying to seize opportunities with WRs DeSean Jackson and Josh Doctson (foot) out of practices right now. Crowder had an active day Wednesday, June 1, receiving more targets from QB Kirk Cousins than any other first-team receiver. Doctson can also play the slot and could cut into Crowder's playing time. Grant lined up opposite WR Pierre Garcon and showed crisp route running and soft hands.
Huddle Up: More room was cleared with the recent release of Andre Roberts, but unless the injury bug carries over into the season, Crowder and Grant will be relegated to the bottom of the D.C. WR depth chart with not a whole lot of fantasy value.
Josh Doctson - WRPosted 6/2/16 11:10am ET
Updating a previous report, Washington Redskins WR Josh Doctson (foot) hurt his foot in practice Tuesday, May 31. He underwent X-rays that came back negative, but he won't be practicing this week, according to head coach Jay Gruden.
Huddle Up: No reason to rush the rookie back at this juncture, but his missing out on OTA reps with Kirk Cousins and the Redskins' first-team offense won't help him crack the receiver rotation any sooner.
DeSean Jackson - WRPosted 6/1/16 10:29am ET
Washington Redskins WR DeSean Jackson forfeited a $500,000 workout bonus tied to the number of workout sessions he attended, as he has already missed too much time to collect the money. He had to show up for 90 percent of the offseason workouts, which began April 18. Despite his absence, the team is not a concern for the club. Several coaches and team officials have said Jackson knows the offense and is smart, lessening their concerns.
Huddle Up: Many veterans take the "voluntary" in voluntary workouts to heart, and even a $500K bonus wasn't enough to get Jackson to put in the extra work. He's due a payday this offseason, and with the Redskins drafting Josh Doctson and Jackson... well, being Jackson it's likely that payday will come from a team other than Washington.
Vernon Davis - TEPosted 5/31/16 1:22pm ET
Washington Redskins TE Vernon Davis tweaked his groin during organized team activities Tuesday, May 24. Davis said he will be back and ready to go again this week.
Huddle Up: Davis is back in his home area after playing collegiately at Maryland, but health issues are increasingly a problem and the overall indication is that he may be at the end of the line after failing to produce with both the 49ers and Broncos the past couple seasons.
Josh Doctson - WRPosted 5/29/16 9:35pm ET
Washington Redskins rookie WR Josh Doctson can be a great weapon in the red zone for the Redskins, according to QB Kirk Cousins. 'It's very natural for him to go up and catch [the contested pass],' Cousins said. 'He can run well. He has got great size. Having a guy like Josh could also be a great weapon in the red zone.'
Huddle Up: Doctson has the skills to make a run at best-rookie-fantasy-WR honors, but a lot of things are going to have to fall right, including the rookie putting himself in position near the top of the Washington wideout depth chart and Cousins showing his 2015 regular season wasn't a one-hit wonder.
Junior Galette - LBPosted 5/27/16 2:34pm ET
Washington Redskins LB Junior Galette (Achilles') took part in individual exercises during OTAs earlier this week, and head coach Jay Gruden said Gallete could probably practice but will be held out until training camp in July.
Huddle Up: Washington will wait on Galette who hasn't played since posting back-to-back double-digit sack seasons in 2013 and 2014 with the Saints.
Chris Thompson - RBPosted 5/26/16 11:12am ET
Washington Redskins RB Chris Thompson (shoulder) likely will not participate in any of the offseason workouts because he is still recovering from shoulder surgery.
Huddle Up: The Washington running back situation remains unsettled, so it's unfortunate Thompson won't be available to show what he can bring to the table. He'll have to compete for his old gig as the team's third-down/pass catching back in training camp.
Niles Paul - TEPosted 5/26/16 11:12am ET
Washington Redskins TE Niles Paul appears to have bulked up this offseason as the Redskins started organized team activities this week. Paul gained at least 20 pounds last offseason but lost all of that weight while sitting out due to his ankle injury.
Huddle Up: Paul was a wide receiver in college and even returned kicks early in his NFL career, so staying bulked up has been an issue. He'll need to stay healthy and keep the weight on to thrive in his role as Jordan Reed's backup.
DeSean Jackson - WRPosted 5/26/16 11:12am ET
Washington Redskins WR DeSean Jackson has not participated in voluntary workouts this week, but he has visited the Redskins. Head coach Jay Gruden said Jackson knows what kind of shape he has to be in and does expect him to participate in other voluntary workouts.
Huddle Up: Veterans take the "voluntary" in "voluntary workouts" quite seriously, and it's not as if Jackson needs to learn a new offense or prove anything to the coaches. In fact, Gruden and the Redskins would be perfectly happy if Jackson simply managed to stay healthy until his presence on the field is required.
Pierre Thomas - RBPosted 5/25/16 10:14am ET
Free-agent RB Pierre Thomas (Redskins) is still receiving interest from the Washington Redskins, but Thomas may want to wait until the season begins before signing with a team like he did last season.
Huddle Up: Right now Matt Jones is in line for feature back carries, but Thomas could horn in on both those and Chris Thompson's passing game work. It's a situation worth keeping an eye on.
DeSean Jackson - WRPosted 5/18/16 9:19am ET
Washington Redskins WR Jamison Crowder will serve as the Redskins' primary slot receiver in 2016, with WRs Pierre Garcon, DeSean Jackson and Ryan Grant also capable of playing in the slot.
Huddle Up: Josh Doctson will claim one of the outside spots, leaving the above-listed candidates battling for one starting spot in Kirk Cousins' receiver rotation.
Andre Roberts - WRPosted 5/17/16 1:17pm ET
Washington Redskins WR Andre Roberts was released Tuesday, May 17. The move will save the team nearly $4 million on the salary cap.
Huddle Up: Roberts caught only 47 passes for 588 yards and two TDs in two seasons in D.C., and with the Skins adding Josh Doctson and Ryan Grant in the last two drafts, he became expendable. He now joins the free-agent pool, where he'll try to catch on with a team as a bottom-of-the-depth-chart wideout.
Kirk Cousins - QBPosted 5/17/16 1:35pm ET
Washington Redskins QB Kirk Cousins said he believes long-term contract talks will intensify closer to the July 15 deadline.
Huddle Up: Nothing like a deadline spurs action, but in any case, Cousins will be at the helm in D.C. for least one more season.
Josh Doctson - WRPosted 5/17/16 2:12pm ET
Washington Redskins WR Josh Doctson said he is working on learning the new routes he will have to run in the NFL. 'A lot of the routes are deeper,' Doctson said. 'A lot of deep in-breaking routes. I probably didn't run one double move in college and we have a whole arsenal of double moves here. It's a little different in and out of breaks, getting your hips around. Things like that.'
Huddle Up: A learning curve is to be expected for rookie receivers. The first step for Docston is knowing that there's work to be done, which he appears to be on top of; now comes the much tougher task of scaling that learning curve.
Matt Jones - RBPosted 5/17/16 2:12pm ET
Washington Redskins RB Matt Jones is expected to stay healthy and secure the football this season, and general manager Scot McCloughan has no concerns that he can do both. McCloughan said Jones has looked great this offseason.
Huddle Up: The Redskins let Alfred Morris walk and haven't done much in the offseason to replace him, so they're banking on Jones to fulfill McCloughan's expectations and stake a claim to the feature back touches in Washington.
Josh Doctson - WRPosted 5/10/16 9:19am ET
Washington Redskins WR Josh Doctson is expected to be used quite a bit, especially in the red zone. He gives the team something they did not have last season, and that is a receiver with height.
Huddle Up: In addition to both DeSean Jackson and Pierre Garcon being near the end of their contracts, neither possesses the athletic tools or skill set Doctson has--one that Kirk Cousins will find extremely useful in the red zone.
Keith Marshall - RBPosted 5/9/16 11:20am ET
Washington Redskins QB Nate Sudfeld, RB Keith Marshall, S Su'a Cravens, DT Matt Ioannidis and LB Steven Daniels signed their rookie deals Monday, May 9.
Huddle Up: Of this group Marshall has the most fantasy upside. If healthy, he could supplant Chris Thompson as the Redskins' pass-catching back and perhaps even push Matt Jones for feature-back carries.
Josh Doctson - WRPosted 5/9/16 11:20am ET
Washington Redskins WR Josh Doctson signed his rookie contract Monday, May 9.
Huddle Up: Doctson should now be available for all of Washington's offseason workouts, giving him the opportunity to learn the offense and acclimate to Kirk Cousins in time to make an immediate impact once the fantasy season kicks off.
Jordan Reed - TEPosted 5/5/16 12:00pm ET
Washington Redskins TE Jordan Reed will sign a five-year, $50 million extension Thursday, May 5, according to reports.
Huddle Up: Coming off a breakout 88-960-11 season in which he finished second among all fantasy tight ends, Reed is worth the cash outlay -- provided he can stay healthy and on the field.
Matt Jones - RBPosted 5/5/16 12:00pm ET
Washington Redskins RB Matt Jones can handle the load, and the team wants him to be the lead back. They're confident he'll jump into the starting role and be just fine. He posted 339 total offensive snaps in 2015, piling up 490 rushing yards and three touchdowns while adding 19 receptions for 304 yards and a score. Offensive coordinator Sean McVay believes Jones can be an every-down back.
Huddle Up: The second-year back has a golden opportunity with the Skins letting Alfred Morris go as Chris Thompson, Mack Brown and rookie Keith Marshall are currently the only other RBs listed on the roster.
Josh Doctson - WRPosted 5/5/16 3:37pm ET
Washington Redskins WR Josh Doctson will start out as an outside receiver, playing behind WRs DeSean Jackson and Pierre Garcon, according to offensive coordinator Sean McVay. McVay and head coach Jay Gruden see similarities between Doctson and Cincinnati Bengals WR A.J. Green. 'I think that's a great comparison, because you look at a taller, leaner player with great body control and excellent ball skills,' McVay said.
Huddle Up: The first-round pick will get his share of targets, but don't forget that newly-extended TE Jordan Reed also is in the mix as well. Doctson's sophomore season, though, could prove to be his break-out year with the contracts of Jackson and Garcon both up after the 2016 season.
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