DeSean Jackson - WRPosted 10/2/15 2:28pm ET
Washington Redskins WR DeSean Jackson (hamstring) was out of practice Friday, Oct. 2 and has been ruled out for Sunday's Week 4 matchup against the Philadelphia Eagles.
Huddle Up: Jackson, of course, was angling to return early and get another shot at his former team, but he'll have to turn his sights toward the Dec. 26 rematch in Philly. In the meantime, Pierre Garcon and rookie Jamison Crowder figure to be Kirk Cousins' top WR targets again Sunday.
DeSean Jackson - WRPosted 10/1/15 4:56pm ET
Washington Redskins WR DeSean Jackson (hamstring) is 'not officially out yet' for Week 4 against the Philadelphia Eagles, according to head coach Jay Gruden. However, Jackson has yet to practice this week.
Huddle Up: Check back Friday if you're holding out hope of using Jackson in Week 4, but prepare to be without him for at least another week.
Matt Jones - RBPosted 9/29/15 12:29am ET
Washington Redskins RB Matt Jones needs to improve his ball security of he wants to continue to be part of the offense, according to head coach Jay Gruden. 'Definitely you're concerned,' Gruden said. 'The two biggest traits in a back are durability and ball security, and he's proved to be pretty durable so far, but the ball security thing is an issue. We've got to get it corrected.' Jones has lost two fumbles in his last two games.
Huddle Up: The first-year back appears to have had a slight edge for the team's No. 1 role -- out-touching vet Alfred Morris -- over the last two games, but the fumbles certainly have slowed the rookie's roll. Another one could banish him to the bench for a bit.
DeSean Jackson - WRPosted 9/28/15 8:28pm ET
Washington Redskins WR DeSean Jackson (hamstring) did not participate in practice Monday, Sept. 28. Head coach Jay Gruden has said Jackson has a chance to play in the Week 4 game against the Philadelphia Eagles.
Huddle Up: Sure there's a chance, but the more realistic expectation is that the speedy wideout, injured early in the season opener, will miss a couple more games. In the meantime, fellow WR Pierre Garcon (27 targets-17 receptions) and TE Jordan Reed (26-17) will remain Kirk Cousins' top targets.
Matt Jones - RBPosted 9/25/15 12:23am ET
Washington Redskins RBs Matt Jones and Alfred Morris were both kept under 40 rushing yards Thursday, Sept. 24 in a 32-21 loss to the New York Giants. Jones had 11 rushes for 38 yards while Morris finished with 19 yards on six carries. Neither scored or caught a pass.
Huddle Up: The duo entered the contest with a combined 351 rushing yards and two TDs (both Jones') on 68 attempts, but the Giants went ahead early and the D.C. ground attack never seemed to find its legs. The rookie Jones should've had a TD run early in the fourth quarter but coughed up the ball for a touchback -- his second lost fumble in as many games. Also alarming is that neither back was involved at all in the passing game. That was the solely the domain of third-string RB Chris Thompson who caught eight of his 11 targets for 57 yards and a TD -- the team's only offensive TD of the evening.
Colt McCoy - QBPosted 9/25/15 9:38am ET
Washington Redskins QB Kirk Cousins will remain the starting quarterback, according to Redskins head coach Jay Gruden. During his post-game press conference, Gruden was asked if he had thought about pulling Cousins in favor of QB Colt McCoy. Without hesitation, Gruden said there is no quarterback controversy. Cousins has struggled against the New York Giants in three starts, throwing one touchdown pass against eight interceptions.
Huddle Up: The quarterback situation in DC remains a hot mess, with Cousins atop the heap. So long as Pierre Garcon and Jordan Reed (and eventually DeSean Jackson, once he returns) are being fed, fantasy owners can live with whomever the Redskins trot out at the position.
Chris Thompson - RBPosted 9/25/15 9:38am ET
Washington Redskins RB Chris Thompson had two carries for 29 yards and eight catches for 57 yards and a touchdown in a 32-21 loss to the New York Giants in Week 3.
Huddle Up: Now don't you feel silly for anguishing over Alfred Morris vs. Matth Jones? Clearly the answer was "neither", as the duo split 17 carries (heavy on Jones) and 57 yards while Thompson was on the field significantly more and appears to have taken over the role of pass-catching back.
DeSean Jackson - WRPosted 9/25/15 10:14pm ET
Washington Redskins WR DeSean Jackson (hamstring) could return to play in Week 4 against the Philadelphia Eagles, his former team. 'I think there's a chance,' head coach Jay Gruden said. 'He's a unique human being in a lot of ways. But we have to be smart. Those hamstrings can be tricky. He has to be full-go.' Jackson had nine catches for 243 yards and a touchdown in two games against Philadelphia last season.
Huddle Up: Jackson is close to returning and that will be a boast to the Redskins' offense. He'll be a WR3 once he returns to the lineup.
Jordan Reed - TEPosted 9/19/15 1:58pm ET
Washington Redskins TE Jordan Reed (quadriceps) said he expects to play against the St. Louis Rams in Week 2 even though he is listed as questionable for the game.
Huddle Up: Reed has a long injury history so owners should have another option ready in case he can't go. Reed would be a low-end TE1 if he plays against the Rams.
Jordan Reed - TEPosted 9/18/15 12:50am ET
Washington Redskins TE Jordan Reed (quadriceps) injured his quadriceps muscle in practice Thursday, Sept. 17, and head coach Jay Gruden said he thinks it is a 'minor' injury.
Huddle Up: Well, Jay, fantasy GMs (rightfully) are worried as they've seen this particular saga before. We should get a clearer picture of Reed's status after Friday's practice.
Jordan Reed - TEPosted 9/18/15 6:52pm ET
Washington Redskins TE Jordan Reed (quadriceps) was limited during practice Friday, Sept. 18, and is listed as questionable for the Week 2 game against the St. Louis Rams.
Huddle Up: While there is plenty of question to go around given Reed's health track record, he insists he'll be out there Sunday. "Yeah, I'm going to play," Reed told the Washington Post on Friday. "One hundred percent." That said, those starting Reed definitely need to check The Huddle's Game-Day Inactives, Injury and Weather report Sunday morning to make sure the tight end is playing.
Jordan Reed - TEPosted 9/17/15 3:32pm ET
Washington Redskins TE Jordan Reed (quadriceps) put in a limited practice Thursday, Sept. 17, according to head coach Jay Gruden.
Huddle Up: Well, just when we thought Reed was going to make it to Week 2 in decent shape, this pops up. Let's see what the prognosis is Friday.
DeSean Jackson - WRPosted 9/14/15 9:47am ET
Washington Redskins WR DeSean Jackson (hamstring) will have an MRI Monday, Sept. 14, on his strained left hamstring.
Huddle Up: A hamstring injury that requires an MRI will likely knock DJax out of this week's game, or at minimum limit him during the practice week and cause much hand-wringing about his availability leading up to Week 2.
DeSean Jackson - WRPosted 9/14/15 2:36pm ET
Updating a previous report, Washington Redskins WR DeSean Jackson (hamstring) is expected to miss three to four weeks because of the strained hamstring he suffered during the team's Week 1 game against the Miami Dolphins.
Huddle Up: Andre Roberts will start in Jackson's place but Pierre Garcon and tight end Jordan Reed are likely to see the most increase in targets with Jackson out.
Robert Griffin III - QBPosted 9/11/15 11:07pm ET
Washington Redskins QB Robert Griffin III (concussion) has been cleared to return, team president Bruce Allen said Friday, Sept. 11.
Huddle Up: Griffin will serve as Kirk Cousin's backup. He has no fantasy value right now and very little even if cousins gets hurt.
Colt McCoy - QBPosted 9/5/15 12:04pm ET
Washington Redskins QB Robert Griffin III (concussion) will remain with the team and be the No. 2 quarterback, according to sources. The team is still waiting for Griffin to pass of his concussion tests. QB Colt McCoy will serve as the backup for Week 1 because of Griffin's injury.
Huddle Up: Griffin won't play unless Kirk Cousins gets hurt. He has little fantasy value heading into the season, even if Cousins goes down.
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.
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