Matt Jones - RBPosted 5/17/15 10:48pm ET
Washington Redskins RB Matt Jones said that he loves the offense and has a chip on his shoulder after not being used properly while in college. 'My college career wasn't what I wanted it to be (because) of the offense I was in,' Jones said Saturday, May 16. 'I love (Washington's) offense. I love getting downhill. I think that's what they drafted me for. I can add more size, more catching out of the backfield, more blocking. I feel like I can do it all and complement Alfred Morris at the same time.'
Huddle Up: Morris has logged at least 282 touches in each of his three NFL seasons, but Jones -- the third-round pick out of Florida -- projects as the best No. 2 back have had during his run in D.C. The key might be how fast the rookie picks up pass protection and contributes as a pass catcher -- the latter being a notorious weakness for Morris.
Robert Griffin III - QBPosted 5/15/15 7:28pm ET
Washington Redskins QB Robert Griffin III was benched last season, in part, to set him up to succeed in 2015. The team wanted him to lose his sense of entitlement to his opportunities.
Huddle Up: It's a bit of a slippery slope, and we'll see if RGIII can regain his confidence. He also could use some better protection after Washington surrendered 58 sacks a year ago -- the second-highest mark in the league.
Alfred Morris - RBPosted 5/14/15 3:37pm ET
Washington Redskins RB Alfred Morris has a 50 percent chance to land a contract extension with the team, in the opinion of beat writer John Keim. Morris is in the final year of his contract.
Huddle Up: Morris' rushing yardage and average per carry have gone done in each of his last two seasons since debuting with 1,613 yards as a rookie in 2012, and much might hinge on the team's long-range outlook for third-round pick Matt Jones, who is a bigger version of Morris.
Matt Jones - RBPosted 5/10/15 11:42pm ET
Washington Redskins RB Matt Jones was compared to Seattle Seahawks RB Marshawn Lynch by general manager Scot McCloughan because of his love of contact and downhill running style. McCloughan also said he expects Jones' snaps to increase in December and January.
Huddle Up: Fear not Alfred Morris owners: Your man remains the No. 1 option in D.C., but the third-round pick looks to be the most capable No. 2 back the team has had since Morris arrived in 2012 and is primed to see his share of touches.
Alfred Morris - RBPosted 5/3/15 9:32pm ET
Washington Redskins RB Alfred Morris's role won't be impacted by rookie RB Matt Jones, according to head coach Jay Gruden. 'Alfred's still the running back here,' Gruden said. 'He's had three great seasons and that won't change.'
Huddle Up: After logging 346 offensive touches as a rookie in 2012, Morris' total has dipped in each of the past two seasons, settling in at 282 last season. Although Jones has the size (6-2, 230) and pass-catching skills to be more than a change-of-pace back, Morris is still projects as a bona fide low-end RB1.
Robert Griffin III - QBPosted 4/27/15 1:41pm ET
Updating a previous report, Washington Redskins QB Robert Griffin III's 2016 option was picked up Monday, April 27. He will make $16.2 million in 2016, and he'll have a base salary of $3.27 million in 2015. The fifth-year option is guaranteed for injury only, meaning the Redskins could release him before the 2016 season without salary cap ramifications.
Huddle Up: The Redskins buy themselves a bit more time to determine if RG3 is the quarterback they want to invest in long-term.
Robert Griffin III - QBPosted 4/22/15 12:29am ET
Washington Redskins QB Robert Griffin III is doing what he needs to do in order to improve, according to WR DeSean Jackson. Jackson added that the offense needs to build their camaraderie and increase its chemistry for them to improve on a four-win 2014 season.
Huddle Up: Griffin has a 20-18 TD-to-interception ratio and has a 5-15 record as a starter since his sublime rookie season in 2012, but a return to health figures to result in a stat-column bounce back along with some more wins.
Robert Griffin III - QBPosted 3/31/15 11:08am ET
Washington Redskins QB Robert Griffin III isn't being given up on by the team's executives, according to executive Doug Williams. 'This is a young guy that's got some talent,' Williams said. 'There are adjustments that he has to make if I think given time, and I think that's one of the reasons why nobody has given up on him. With the talent that he does have, you're hoping that the last couple of years with the injuries and everything is out of the way, that he will develop into the guy that we all hope for him to be. I think it's fair to give him that opportunity.'
Huddle Up: The Redskins test-drove Kirk Cousins and Colt McCoy and saw first-hand that their best bet at quarterback is to continue to develop RG3... at least until Jay Gruden has a high draft pick and a shot at a rookie quarterback he likes and can mold.
Pierre Garcon - WRPosted 3/29/15 2:53pm ET
Washington Redskins WR Pierre Garcon's production slipped last year largely because of instability at the quarterback position, according to head coach Jay Gruden, and Gruden said that he plans to have Garcon's numbers go 'back up' in 2015.
Huddle Up: Garcon saw his targets drop from 181 in 2013 to 105 last season with the rest of his stat line following suit, falling from 113-1,346-5 to 68-752-3. It would be no surprise if Garcon's numbers climb, but a return to his 2013 levels likely is asking way too much.
Colt McCoy - QBPosted 3/29/15 8:27pm ET
Washington Redskins QB Robert Griffin III will be the first-team quarterback during offseason workouts, according to head Jay Gruden, but Gruden also said he expects QB Kirk Cousins and QB Colt McCoy to be on the roster when the regular season begins.
Huddle Up: Another year, same three-ring QB circus in D.C. after Griffin started seven games, Cousins five and McCoy four -- with all three finishing with losing records -- last season in Gruden's 4-12 debut.
Chris Thompson - RBPosted 3/25/15 4:26pm ET
Washington Redskins RB Chris Thompson is the front runner for the third-down back role, according to head coach Jay Gruden. The team could also draft a back for the role.
Huddle Up: If Thomas is filling the role played by Roy Helu last season, there's definitely fantasy value here as Helu ranked 12th among running backs in catches and fourth in receiving yardage. Those in PPR leagues should make sure Thompson is on their RB radar.
Robert Griffin III - QBPosted 3/24/15 11:51pm ET
Washington Redskins general manager Scot McCloughan said that the team will go with the best player available in the 2015 NFL Draft with the No. 5 overall pick, which means that they could take a quarterback in that spot. McCloughan could be compelled to take Oregon QB Marcus Mariota if he's available at No. 5, even after the team said QB Robert Griffin III was the team's starter a month ago. McCloughan doesn't think anyone will be handed a job, and they'll have to compete to win a spot.
Huddle Up: Mariota -- and Jameis Winston -- figure to be long gone by the time the fifth pick rolls around so RGIII figures to have one less competitor this offseason.
Colt McCoy - QBPosted 3/17/15 2:43pm ET
Free-agent QB Colt McCoy re-signed with the Washington Redskins on Tuesday, March 17, according to a league source. It's reportedly a one-year deal but other terms of the contract were not disclosed.
Huddle Up: The re-signing of McCoy, who started four games last season before suffering a neck injury, means it's status quo -- as of the time being -- for the D.C. QB situation with RGIII and Kirk Cousins also in the mix. It's said to be Griffin's job to lose, but there's still plenty of offseason remaining.
Leonard Hankerson - WRPosted 3/11/15 3:36pm ET
Free-agent WR Leonard Hankerson (Redskins) signed a one-year deal worth $1 million with the Atlanta Falcons Wednesday, March 11.
Huddle Up: Hankerson should be in the mix to replace third receiver Harry Douglas, with the potential to step into a more significant role should Roddy White or Julio Jones get dinged.
Roy Helu - RBPosted 3/10/15 10:47pm ET
Free-agent RB Roy Helu (Redskins) has agreed to terms with the Oakland Raiders on a two-year deal worth a little more than $4 million, according to a source.
Huddle Up: With oodles of cap room, the Silver & Black needed a backfield complement to the young and unproven Latavius Murray, and they got that in Helu, who averaged 40.6 receptions and 745.6 yards from scrimmage during his three full seasons in D.C.
Niles Paul - TEPosted 3/6/15 1:19pm ET
Washington Redskins TE Niles Paul re-signed Friday, March 6. Paul could earn up to a little under $10 million with the new contract.
Huddle Up: Paul, who is coming off a career year with 39 receptions for 507 yards and a TD, was one of the top free-agent TEs expected to hit the market, but the Skins stepped up Friday with a new deal. Paul's fantasy upside, though, is limited with Jordan Reed also still very much in the D.C. TE picture.
Robert Griffin III - QBPosted 2/20/15 10:19pm ET
Washington Redskins QB Robert Griffin III will enter the 2015 season as the team's starting quarterback, and general manager Bruce Allen thinks Griffin's ceiling in the NFL remains high. Griffin missed five games last year with a dislocated ankle, and Allen said Griffin must stay healthy in order to realize his potential. 'There's never been a question about him watching film,' Allen said. 'He is motivated. He's a (25-year-old) man who is still growing and learning the NFL game. We've seen him, a couple years ago, play at the highest of highs. Maybe it spoiled us a little bit to expect that all the time.'
Huddle Up: Meanwhile, to re-gain his fantasy value, RGIII must reverse his career rushing trend which has seen his season yardage totals dip from 815 to 489 to 176 over the last three seasons. He also has only had one rushing score over the last two seasons after putting up seven as a rookie.
Pierre Garcon - WRPosted 2/19/15 9:18am ET
Washington Redskins WR Pierre Garcon would save the team a lot of money if he were to be cut, but head coach Jay Gruden said Garcon is still in the team's plans.
Huddle Up: It's the time of year where everyone with a big cap number is a potential cap casualty, but if the coach wants you around the front office generally finds a way to keep you.
Kirk Cousins - QBPosted 2/12/15 1:20pm ET
Washington Redskins QB Kirk Cousins should have the opportunity to battle Redskins QB Robert Griffin III for the team's starting quarterback position, in the opinion of The Washington Post's Mike Jones. Jones noted Cousins displayed better feel in the pocket than Griffin but also acknowledged that Cousins was unable to avoid turnovers.
Huddle Up: If both QBs are on the roster, there certainly should be an open competition in D.C., but the prevailing thought still remains that one or the other -- most likely Cousins -- will likely be traded this offseason.
Pierre Garcon - WRPosted 2/8/15 4:48pm ET
Washington Redskins WR Pierre Garcon is expected to be asked to restructure his contract this offseason to lower his $9.7 million salary cap hit in 2015.
Huddle Up: Garcon fell from 181 targets to 105 last season while his receptions (113-68) and yardage totals (1,346-752) also took precipitous dips, thanks in part to DeSean Jackson's D.C. arrival. His stats figure to resemble the latter rather than the former going forward, and his salary will need to be adjusted accordingly.
Robert Griffin III - QBPosted 1/10/15 12:55am ET
Washington Redskins QB Robert Griffin III likely will be given another chance to succeed, because teams should not give up on young quarterbacks, according to general manager Scot McCloughan. McCoughlan said Griffin needs to be surrounded by a strong running attack and a more reliable offensive line.
Huddle Up: RGIII finished with 1,694 yards, four TD passes and 176 rushing yards in seven games this season and deserves another shot -- hopefully with better health and a healthier supporting cast. Washington simply paid too high of a price to move up and select Griffin in the 2012 draft to cast him aside after what basically amounts to two full seasons.
Kirk Cousins - QBPosted 12/30/14 1:45am ET
Washington Redskins QB Kirk Cousins said it would be tough to return to the team in 2015 if QB Robert Griffin III was given the starting job. Cousins said he would talk to the front office.
Huddle Up: Cousins shone briefly after taking over for RG3 earlier this year, but then appeared to be exposed once teams got some film on him. Still, he may warrant a starting shot elsewhere as he no longer wants to be a part of the Jay Gruden/RG3 circus in Washington.
Robert Griffin III - QBPosted 12/30/14 2:13am ET
Washington Redskins QB Robert Griffin III and the rest of the team's quarterbacks will be evaluated methodically during the offseason before a decision on a starter for the 2015 season is made, head coach Jay Gruden said Monday, Dec. 29.
Huddle Up: With Kirk Cousins already harping about not returning if he's not the starter, Gruden has some decisions to make. Should be an interesting offseason in DC.
Santana Moss - WRPosted 12/30/14 1:23pm ET
Washington Redskins WR Santana Moss, who does not have a contract for 2015, wants to continue playing and would prefer to stick with the Redskins.
Huddle Up: Moss, who will turn 36 in June, had only 10 receptions for 116 yards this past season and is certainly a longshot to return to D.C.
Robert Griffin III - QBPosted 12/26/14 7:01pm ET
Washington Redskins QB Robert Griffin III (shoulder) fully participated in practice Friday, Dec. 26, and is listed as probable for Week 17.
Huddle Up: Yeah, RGIII will make a third straight start, but he projects as nothing more than a low-end QB2 against the Cowboys.
Robert Griffin III - QBPosted 12/24/14 6:30pm ET
Washington Redskins QB Robert Griffin III (shoulder) is likely to play in Week 17 against the Dallas Cowboys despite dealing with a sprained right shoulder, according to head coach Jay Gruden. Griffin was limited in practice Wednesday, Dec. 24. 'He can throw the ball, it's just a little sore,' Gruden said. 'We just want to make sure he doesn't aggravate it more, give him another couple days of rest and be ready to go Friday.'
Huddle Up: Definitely check back later in the week if you're planning on using the seemingly always questionable RGIII.
Jordan Reed - TEPosted 12/17/14 5:00pm ET
Updating a previous report, Washington Redskins TE Jordan Reed (personal) received a personal day off to attend the birth of a child Wednesday, Dec. 17.
Huddle Up: No worries for those Reed owners who saw that the oft-injured TE wasn't on the practice field Wednesday.
Roy Helu - RBPosted 12/16/14 12:48am ET
Washington Redskins RB Roy Helu (toe) has a chance to play in Week 16. Helu was not able to play in Week 15 because of the toe injury.
Huddle Up: Helu, who has caught 38 passes for 436 yards and was on pace to set a career high in receptions, has actually missed the last two games and his return could send Chris Thompson and Silas Redd back to the bench.
Jay Gruden - HCPosted 12/16/14 10:43am ET
Although the Washington Redskins haven't confirmed the news, sources have said coach Jay Gruden will be retained as coach for the 2015 season.
Huddle Up: Even Dan Snyder wouldn't pull the plug that quickly... would he?
Colt McCoy - QBPosted 12/16/14 3:55pm ET
Washington Redskins QB Colt McCoy (neck) was placed on season-ending Reserve/Injured Tuesday, Dec. 16, according to head coach Jay Gruden.
Huddle Up: Tough way to end things for McCoy, Meanwhile, it looks like RGIII will get that season-ending audition after all.
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