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.
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.
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