Robert Griffin III - QBPosted 9/3/15 3:44pm ET
Washington Redskins QB Robert Griffin III (head) will be examined by a neurologist Thursday, Sept. 3, or Friday, Sept. 4. That exam could mean more about when the team might release him rather than when he would play again.
Huddle Up: The sad saga of RGIII continues, and hopefully he'll be released soon so he can move on to finding a better fit and starting anew.
Kirk Cousins - QBPosted 8/31/15 10:35am ET
Washington Redskins QB Kirk Cousins was named the starting quarterback Monday, Aug. 31, over QB Robert Griffin III, according to a source.
Huddle Up: There wasn't much of a dropoff when Cousins and Colt McCoy took turns at quarterback last season, so no reason for a fantasy downgrade to the likes of Alfred Morris and DeSean Jackson.
Kirk Cousins - QBPosted 8/31/15 1:17pm ET
Updating an earlier report, Washington Redskins QB Kirk Cousins will be the starting quarterback moving forward, according to head coach Jay Gruden. Gruden said 'it's Kirk's team.'
Huddle Up: Gruden confirms reports from this weekend. Cousins has always looked good in the preseason but has been average when defenses have focused on stopping him. It appears RGIII's time in Washington has come to an end. Cousin's is nothing more than a mid-level QB2 to start the year.
Kirk Cousins - QBPosted 8/29/15 10:47am ET
Washington Redskins QB Kirk Cousins will be the starting quarterback for the third preseason game Saturday, Aug. 29, since QB Robert Griffin III (concussion) has not been cleared to play.
Huddle Up: Cousins gets the nod over Colt McCoy. If he plays well, he could be the Redskins opening day starter against Miami. Whoever starts for the Redskins Week 1, the Dolphins' defense is a strong play.
Kirk Cousins - QBPosted 8/29/15 1:26pm ET
Washington Redskins QB Kirk Cousins is expected to be the starting quarterback for the team's Week 1 game, according to sources.
Huddle Up: The Redskins may finally be ready to move on from RGIII. Cousins will start Washington's third preseason game and will likely be the Week 1 starter versus Miami as well.
Robert Griffin III - QBPosted 8/28/15 7:39pm ET
Washington Redskins QB Robert Griffin III (concussion) has not been cleared to play in the third preseason game Saturday, Aug. 29, and will be reevaluated in one to two weeks.
Huddle Up: Griffin wasn't cleared by an independent neurologist, so he'll miss Saturday's game. It was going to be an important game for RGIII but now Colt McCoy will likely get a chance to start in his place. Right now it's anybody's guess who will be under center when Washington opens the season against the Dolphins.
Robert Griffin III - QBPosted 8/27/15 10:15pm ET
Washington Redskins QB Robert Griffin III (concussion) has been cleared to play Saturday, Aug. 29, against the Baltimore Ravens.
Huddle Up: Let's see if Griffin can bounce back, receive some better protection and show something after compiling a 6-of-13, 44-yard, no-TD line with a fumble and three sacks in Washington's first two exhibition contests.
Junior Galette - LBPosted 8/26/15 4:49pm ET
Washington Redskins LB Junior Galette suffered a torn Achilles' tendon in practice Wednesday, Aug. 26, according to media reports.
Huddle Up: Tough news for the the Skins' D and the pass-rusher, who had signed in D.C. after getting released by the Saints. Washington, which lost Brian Orakpo in free agency, will now have to rely even more on another big season from LB Ryan Kerrigan.
Robert Griffin III - QBPosted 8/25/15 11:29pm ET
Washington Redskins QB Robert Griffin III (concussion) practiced fully Tuesday, Aug. 25, and didn't experience any setbacks from the concussion he's been recovering from. Head coach Jay Gruden said he hasn't thought of using backup quarterbacks. Gruden also said he hasn't considered benching Griffin because of his lack of effectiveness.
Huddle Up: Some better pass protection is definitely needed in D.C., but at the same time, Griffin needs to rise above it and make the most of a less-than-ideal situation if he's going to last at least half the season as the team's starter.
Robert Griffin III - QBPosted 8/21/15 1:41pm ET
Updating previous reports, Washington Redskins QB Robert Griffin III is believed to have suffered a concussion in the team's Week 2 preseason game Thursday, Aug. 20, but he could still play next week, according to a source.
Huddle Up: Sounds like RGIII escaped major injury this time, but the number of shots he takes and the state of the D.C. offensive line remain major concerns.
Jordan Reed - TEPosted 8/20/15 7:58pm ET
Washington Redskins TE Jordan Reed (hamstring) is not expected to play Thursday, Aug. 20, against the Detroit Lions.
Huddle Up: It's been quite the preseason ordeal for the D.C. tight ends. With Niles Paul and Logan Paulsen lost for the season with injuries, team is counting on Reed, but he's still showing that his own health issues aren't behind him by any means.
Robert Griffin III - QBPosted 8/20/15 11:20pm ET
Washington Redskins QB Robert Griffin III suffered a concussion in a preseason game Thursday, Aug. 20, but his shoulder is fine after suffering a stinger, according to head coach Jay Gruden.
Huddle Up: It was a rough night for RGIII who finished 2-of-5 for 8 yards and fumbled twice, losing one in a 21-17 win over the Lions. Griffin was hurt trying to recover his own fumble and was hit on six of the eight times he dropped back to pass, including a trio of sacks. Both Kirk Cousins and Colt McCoy threw TD passes to help rally Washington to the win, and the door is now open a little wider now in terms of either Cousins or McCoy sneaking in and nabbing the starting QB gig.
Niles Paul - TEPosted 8/16/15 6:35pm ET
Washington Redskins TE Niles Paul (ankle) and TE Logan Paulsen (toe) were placed on the Reserve/Injured list Sunday, Aug. 16. Meanwhile, the team signed undrafted free agent Ernst Brun (Iowa State).
Huddle Up: Another move or two could be in the offing, but in the meantime, Washington is counting on Jordan Reed more than ever. That, of course, is a risky proposition -- reality and fantasy -- as Reed has missed 12 of a possible 32 career regular-season games and has been hampered by a hamstring issue that caused him to miss the preseason opener and is threatening to keep him out of their contest as well.
Jordan Reed - TEPosted 8/15/15 9:19pm ET
Washington Redskins TE Jordan Reed (hamstring) said Saturday, Aug. 15, he expects to return to practice next week, and he hopes to play in the second preseason game, against the Detroit Lions.
Huddle Up: With Niles Paul out for the season, Reed has a big opportunity in front of him if he can stay healthy. Health is always a concern with Reed though. He has the talent to be a TE1 but Reed can't stay on the field.
Niles Paul - TEPosted 8/14/15 9:32am ET
Washington Redskins TE Niles Paul (ankle) will need surgery to repair a fractured ankle and will miss the entire season, head coach Jay Gruden said Thursday, Aug. 13.
Huddle Up: Paul was the backup plan if--when--Jordan Reed sustains his next injury. The Redskins love to throw to the tight end, but they're running out of warm bodies to fill the position.
Logan Paulsen - TEPosted 8/14/15 9:37am ET
Updating previous reports, Washington Redskins TE Logan Paulsen (toe) has a torn ligament in his toe.
Huddle Up: And the hits just keep on coming for the Spinal Tap drummers... uh, Redskins tight ends. With Jordan Reed's track record of injury, expect Washington to bring in some players at the position to flesh out the depth chart. And considering the way Jay Gruden loves to use tight ends in his offense, there may even be a fantasy factor in there somewhere.
Silas Redd - RBPosted 8/14/15 4:37pm ET
Washington Redskins RB Silas Redd suffered a torn anterior cruciate ligament during the team's preseason opener Thursday, Aug. 13, and will miss the entire 2015 season.
Huddle Up: Redd, a second-year back, was battling Chris Thompson for the third spot on the team's RB depth chart, and now rookie third-round pick Matt Jones -- who had five carries for 38 yards Thursday night -- becomes an even bigger part of the Skins' plans behind starter Alfred Morris.
Jordan Reed - TEPosted 8/14/15 5:54pm ET
Washington Redskins TE Jordan Reed is expected to be the starting tight end this season after TE Niles Paul suffered a fractured ankle in the first preseason game Thursday, Aug. 13.
Huddle Up: Hey, by process of elimination -- fellow TE Logan Paulsen is also sidelined with a torn toe ligament -- Reed is again atop the Washington depth chart. Whether he'll be healthy enough to actually start a game is another matter entirely as he's missed a combined 12 regular-season games in his first two seasons and sat out the team's preseason opener Thursday with a bum hamstring.
Jordan Reed - TEPosted 8/13/15 2:41pm ET
Washington Redskins TE Jordan Reed (hamstring) will not play in the preseason opener Thursday, Aug. 13, against the Cleveland Browns.
Huddle Up: Well, new season same old health issues for Reed, who's missed 12 of a possible 32 regular-season contests in his first two seasons with various maladies.
Niles Paul - TEPosted 8/13/15 9:59pm ET
Updating a previous story, Washington Redskins TE Niles Paul suffered a dislocated ankle Thursday, Aug. 13 and required an air case, according to a source. Paul will undergo an MRI to see if the ligaments are intact.
Huddle Up: Awful tough turn of events for Paul, who had been having a strong preseason and was listed as the starting tight end on the team's first depth chart of the preseason. Now, his season is in jeopardy, leaving Washington dangerously short on TEs at the moment with Jordan Reed and Logan Paulsen sitting out Thursday's game.
Niles Paul - TEPosted 8/11/15 4:45pm ET
Washington Redskins TE Niles Paul's MRI on his injured shoulder was clear, according to head coach Jay Gruden.
Huddle Up: Paul, who's somewhat surprisingly listed atop the first D.C. TE depth chart, left practice early Monday with the injury, but it sounds like he'll be fine as he tries to hold off Jordan Reed and Logan Paulsen for the team's starting gig.
Jordan Reed - TEPosted 8/10/15 3:50pm ET
Washington Redskins TE Niles Paul is considered the starting tight end at this point because he is more complete player than TE Jordan Reed, according to head coach Jay Gruden.
Huddle Up: Reed has a history of injuries and Paul has played well when given an opportunity. Paul's ADP is likely to rise but even so, he can he had cheap both in re-draft and daily leagues right now.
Niles Paul - TEPosted 8/10/15 11:59pm ET
Washington Redskins WR Niles Paul added around 27 pounds this offseason in order to be a better blocker against some of the bigger defensive ends in the NFL. Paul also worked on Olympic-style weightlifting, which helps with lower-body explosiveness. He is listed as the starting tight end on the team's depth chart released Monday, Aug. 10.
Huddle Up: Paul started seven games last season and finished with a career-high 39 receptions for 507 yards and a TD. He's currently running ahead of the more heralded (and injury-prone) Jordan Reed, but let's see if he can hold on to the gig this preseason.
DeSean Jackson - WRPosted 8/6/15 1:57pm ET
Washington Redskins WR DeSean Jackson is expected to miss a few weeks because of Grade 2 shoulder sprain suffered in a training-camp practice Thursday, Aug. 6, according to reports.
Huddle Up: Jackson was been generally dependable, missing only 10 games in his first seven seasons, and should easily be good to go with five weeks remaining until the games that count begin.
Matt Jones - RBPosted 8/3/15 9:12am ET
Washington Redskins RB Matt Jones (knee) had to sit out the final portion of training camp Sunday, Aug. 2, after tweaking his knee.
Huddle Up: Doesn't sound too serious, but with Jones competing for the third-down back role--and perhaps more--in Washington it would behoove him to get back on the field and get some reps.
Jamison Crowder - WRPosted 8/2/15 6:56pm ET
Washington Redskins WR Jamison Crowder has stood out in training camp, and he was on the receiving end of a 50-yard pass from QB Kirk Cousins on Friday, July 31. 'He has done a great job,' head coach Gruden said. 'He's very smart. He went to Duke and understands the passing game, understands route concepts. He has got good, strong hands, [is] very quick in and out of breaks. But he does have a role as a punt returner, for sure.'
Huddle Up: The fourth-round pick sounds like a deep-league sleeper to keep an eye on the Washington WR depth chart is wide open once you get past DeSean Jackson and Pierre Garcon.
Jordan Reed - TEPosted 8/2/15 11:17pm ET
Washington Redskins TE Jordan Reed is ready to shed the narrative that he is injury prone. Reed has missed a total of 12 games over his first two seasons in the NFL. 'Right now I'm staying positive and I feel like the injuries are in my past and I'm moving on,' Reed said. 'I just need to focus on maintenance of my body. I won't let nagging injuries catch up to me. I've made some changes, and I'll be ready,' said Reed.
Huddle Up: When he's on the field, Reed is usually involved, averaging 6.2 targets and 4.8 receptions per game, and he's one of the low-end TE2s/high-end TE3s who has the talent and upside to make some fantasy noise if -- and here's the qualifier again -- he can stay healthy. He's certainly worth a deep-league flier if you're desperate for TE help.
Ryan Kerrigan - LBPosted 7/29/15 3:56pm ET
Washington Redskins LB Ryan Kerrigan signed a five-year contract extension Wednesday, July 29, worth $11.5 million per season, according to a source. The deal includes a $16 million signing bonus.
Huddle Up: Kerrigan was entering the final year of his rookie deal but now is the league's third-highest-paid LB. He had a career-high 13.5 sacks last season and five forced fumbles. Since entering the league in 2011, he has 15 forced fumbles -- second only to CB Charles Tillman (16) -- and is certainly a player the defense-needy D.C. franchise needed to lock up.
Jordan Reed - TEPosted 7/29/15 7:12pm ET
Washington Redskins TE Jordan Reed (knee) has been cleared for full participation in training camp, according to head coach Jay Gruden.
Huddle Up: It's good news for Reed who had a minor knee procedure this offseason. Reed is a talented player but has had trouble staying on the the field. Reed needs a healthy training camp with Niles Paul also battling for the starting tight end job.
DeSean Jackson - WRPosted 7/19/15 11:39pm ET
Washington Redskins WR DeSean Jackson has 48 catches of 40-plus yards over seven seasons, and he led the NFL with 13 such catches in 2014.
Huddle Up: Jackson's yards-per-catch average only has dipped below 15.6 once in his seven NFL seasons, and his 20.9 average last season was his second highest. However, his 95 targets and 56 receptions were the lowest such totals of his career in a season in which he's played in 15 or more games, but some stability at the QB position in D.C. might help push those numbers back up.
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