Chris Thompson - RBPosted 8/28/14 3:42pm ET
Washington Redskins RB Chris Thompson (ankle) will be able to play in the final preseason game after missing the last two preseason games because of a sprained ankle.
Huddle Up: Thompson might need the preseason game of his life to secure a roster spot, particularly with sixth-round pick Lache Seastrunk making quite the impression this August.
Jordan Reed - TEPosted 8/25/14 3:28pm ET
Washington Redskins TE Jordan Reed (thumb) is dealing with a sprained thumb but should be ready to play Week 1, according to head coach Jay Gruden.
Huddle Up: The injury isn't ideal and is something for fantasy owners to monitor but it shouldn't keep Reed out of the lineup. Reed is primed for a big season as long as he can stay healthy.
Brandon Meriweather - SPosted 8/25/14 8:01pm ET
Washington Redskins SS Brandon Meriweather has been suspended two games for his sixth violation of the player safety rules.
Huddle Up: At this point, you wonder if Merriweather will ever learn, and Washington can consider itself lucky that the starting SS only got tagged 2 games for a sixth violation. In any case, the Skins lead the league in suspended safeties with Tanard Jackson also on the banned list.
Robert Griffin III - QBPosted 8/25/14 10:23pm ET
Washington Redskins QBs Robert Griffin III and Kirk Cousins aren't involved in any kind of quarterback controversy, according to head coach Jay Gruden. The first-team offense has yet to score a touchdown in the preseason, and Cousins has somewhat outplayed Griffin so far.
Huddle Up: Griffin is 13-of-20 for 141 yards, no TDs and 2 picks and only has 27 rushing yards and a fumble this preseason, pumping the brakes on any 2012-RGIII-Is-Back momentum. Still, bank on Griffin starting at least the first month of the season or so, but you'd have to believe that all bets would be off if the struggles are still ongoing at that point.
Robert Griffin III - QBPosted 8/19/14 2:36pm ET
Washington Redskins QB Robert Griffin III is dealing with a bruised thigh suffered in the preseason game Monday, Aug. 18. Griffin said it is 'nothing to worry about' but that he must improve his sliding. He was hit hard a few times after the end of some scrambles and took a cumbersome attempt at a slide. 'When he gets out of the pocket, he needs to protect himself,' said head coach Jay Gruden.
Huddle Up: Yeah, we'd agree that RGIII's on-the-run decision making and sliding techniques could use some work after Monday night. Otherwise, his rebound season could hit another injury roadblock.
Alfred Morris - RBPosted 8/15/14 10:06am ET
Washington Redskins RB Alfred Morris could catch between 20-25 passes this season, according to head coach Jay Gruden.
Huddle Up: That would be more than double the nine passes Morris caught last season. Morris has been working on his pass catching during training camp, but 20-25 is still only a fraction of the number of RB receptions a Jay Gruden offense will likely produce. That leaves a decent number of touches for a pass catching back like Roy Helu, who could wind up a low-end PPR helper.
Jordan Reed - TEPosted 8/14/14 2:22pm ET
Washington Redskins TE Jordan Reed (illness) returned to practice Thursday, Aug. 14.
Huddle Up: It was a pesky stomach virus and nothing more for the second-year TE, who more than a few fantasy owners are counting on. Reed currently owns the sixth-highest ADP among TEs this summer.
Leonard Hankerson - WRPosted 8/14/14 11:36pm ET
Washington Redskins WR Leonard Hankerson (knee) may be placed on the Physically Unable to Perform list, according to head coach Jay Gruden. Gruden added the team may keep WR Santana Moss for the first few weeks of the season while Hankerson would be on the PUP list.
Huddle Up: With Hankerson and Moss, we're talking about the lower echelon of the D.C. depth chart, so there's not going to be much fantasy impact either way.
Alfred Morris - RBPosted 8/13/14 10:30am ET
Washington Redskins RB Alfred Morris has spent the offseason working on his receiving skills, and each day before practice he has worked with running backs coach Randy Jordan throwing passes to him. Jordan has been tutoring Morris on the finer details of route running.
Huddle Up: The Redskins have a pretty good pass-catching back in Roy Helu, so it's not as if they need to ask Morris to stay on the field all three downs. That said, Jay Gruden likes to throw the ball to his backs and after just nine catches last season it's an area of Morris' game that had room for improvement.
DeSean Jackson - WRPosted 8/11/14 10:55am ET
Washington Redskins WR DeSean Jackson (ankle) returned to practice Monday, Aug. 11, and has caught three touchdown passes from QB Robert Griffin III.
Huddle Up: Sounds like Jackson's ankle is healthy, and the hookup with RG3 is in full force.
Jordan Reed - TEPosted 8/11/14 11:46pm ET
Washington Redskins TE Jordan Reed missed practice Monday, Aug. 11, because of a stomach virus.
Huddle Up: Reed missed a third straight day of workouts, but it's nothing to really worry about with the second-year player who's the 6th TE being selected, on average, in fantasy drafts.
DeSean Jackson - WRPosted 8/10/14 11:28pm ET
Washington Redskins WR DeSean Jackson (ankle) is expected to start sprinting and cutting in the next few days, according to head coach Jay Gruden. Gruden indicated Jackson may be able to play in the second preseason game.
Huddle Up: RGIII, Washington fans and certain fantasy GMs are anxious to see the team's prize offseason addition in action after Jackson missed the Skins' preseason opener. Jackson currently has an ADP hovering around 54 as the 21st WR coming off the board.
Pierre Garcon - WRPosted 8/9/14 9:47pm ET
Washington Redskins WR Pierre Garcon (hamstring) returned to practice Saturday, Aug. 9, and had a touchdown in team drills.
Huddle Up: The addition of DeSean Jackson actually helps Garcon, who was constantly double-teamed last year. Everything is lining up for Garcon to have a monster year in new coach Jay Gruden's vertical passing attack. He currently has an ADP of Round 3.
DeSean Jackson - WRPosted 8/6/14 10:22am ET
Washington Redskins WR DeSean Jackson (ankle) left practice with what is believed to be an ankle injury Wednesday, Aug. 6. His ankle is wrapped as he sits on the sidelines.
Huddle Up: Not ideal, but too early to get overly concerned about the severity of the injury. We'll wait for more info out of Redskins camp.
Ryan Clark - SPosted 8/5/14 11:51pm ET
Washington Redskins FS Ryan Clark left practice Tuesday, Aug. 5, with a hamstring injury that could keep him out of the team's first preseason game Thursday, Aug. 7.
Huddle Up: Keep an eye on this. The Skins certainly are as Clark is being counted on heavily to shore up a major weakness for the team last season.
DeSean Jackson - WRPosted 8/1/14 11:17am ET
A federal court hearing will take place Monday, Aug. 4, to determine whether Washington Redskins WR DeSean Jackson will have to repay agent Drew Rosenhaus $516,000 as an NFL arbitrator previously ruled.
Huddle Up: A little off-the-field drama for D-Jax, though his paychecks from Dan Snyder should soften the blow of serving up half a mil to Drew Rosenhaus.
Pierre Garcon - WRPosted 7/29/14 1:47pm ET
Updating a previous report, Washington Redskins WR Pierre Garcon could return to practice Wednesday, July 30, after suffering a minor hamstring injury in practice. "I'll be good," Garcon said. "No need to really rush it, or trying put everything to the wall right now. It is the first week of training camp."
Huddle Up: The vet Garcon definitely has the right outlook with Washington's first preseason contest still 9 days away.
Roy Helu - RBPosted 7/21/14 11:11pm ET
Washington Redskins RB Roy Helu Jr. is seen as a better pass catcher than RB Evan Royster by some of the coaches, which should help his chance to make the final roster.
Huddle Up: The battle isn't just for a roster spot, it's for a complementary role as the pass-catching back in Jay Gruden's offense. Alfred Morris hasn't demonstrated that skill set, so if Helu can secure third-down work he could wind up with enough touches to be a factor in larger PPR leagues.
Ryan Kerrigan - LBPosted 7/10/14 2:15pm ET
Washington Redskins LB Ryan Kerrigan saw his sack total remain the same from 2012 to 2013, his forced fumbles and tackle totals increase, but his pass breakups dipped. Still, he has been very consistent. However, he is aiming higher in 2014. 'I'm tired of being consistent,' Kerrigan said. 'I want to be consistently really, really good. I don't want to be just consistently average anymore. I want to be consistently good.'
Huddle Up: Kerrigan has been stuck in the 7.5-8.5 sack range, and he'll at least know the system with DC Jim Haslett being retained by the new coaching staff. We'll see if that -- and the presence of second-round pick Troy Murphy -- will result in some statistical bumps.
Alfred Morris - RBPosted 7/10/14 6:50pm ET
Washington Redskins RB Alfred Morris still feels like he has a lot to accomplish. "It's been a whirlwind, really," Morris explained of his first two seasons. "It's been a blur almost, but it's definitely been fun and a roller-coaster ride. First year, we had some ups. Last year, we had some down times, but overall it's been fun, and I'm excited about this upcoming year about what we have accomplished, I'm so excited about the future for us."
Huddle Up: Along with the rest of the Skins' offense, Morris' numbers were down across the board in 2013 -- losing 338 rushing yards and 6 total TDs -- and falling not only out of the fantasy top 5 but out of RB1 territory as well. He's still the unquestioned No. 1 back in D.C., but a return his 2012 glory might be too much to expect.
Leonard Hankerson - WRPosted 7/8/14 4:06pm ET
Washington Redskins WR Leonard Hankerson (knee) has not received medical clearance yet and could open training camp on the physically unable to perform list. Hankerson hopes to be ready for training camp, but has not received any assurances from doctors that he will be cleared.
Huddle Up: Hankerson has started 12 games over the past 2 seasons with the Skins, but that guarantees him little heading into the new season with the team having added free-agents DeSean Jackson & Andre Roberts and using a fourth-round pick on Ryan Grant at the position.
Andre Roberts - WRPosted 7/2/14 3:17am ET
Washington Redskins WR Andre Roberts has come to terms with being No. 3 on the depth chart. Roberts said he may have gone in a different direction during free agency if he knew WR DeSean Jackson was going to sign, but plans to make the best of the situation.
Huddle Up: Roberts played third fiddle in Arizona, and it looks like more of the same in D.C. where Jackson and Pierre Garcon are the the clear starters atop a deep and talented WR depth chart.
Robert Griffin III - QBPosted 7/1/14 7:55pm ET
Washington Redskins offensive coordinator Sean McVay said he was impressed with how QB Robert Griffin III picked up the offense this offseason and translating his knowledge to the field. 'He did an excellent job above the neck,' McVay said, 'as far as absorbing the new system, some of the terminology. He's done an excellent job translating his knowledge in the meeting room onto the field, recognizing some of those looks. Some of the audible situations we'll give him the opportunity to call things at the line. He's shown he's fully capable of doing it and that's what gives him a great chance to have success this year.'
Huddle Up: With RGIII being another year removed from his 2012 knee issues, the addition of DeSean Jackson to a WR corps that already included Pierre Garcon and a new offense being installed with head coach Jay Gruden taking charge, there is plenty of reason to expect a bounce-back season for the QB in 2014. See if the momentum is evident in training camp and the preseason.
Jim Haslett - DCPosted 6/22/14 7:49pm ET
Washington Redskins defensive coordinator Jim Haslett is optimistic that the team's defense will improve this year. 'I like our guys. I really do,' Haslett said. 'We've got a good group. We've got some versatility to do different things.' Haslett believes improvement on the part of the team's young secondary will help the unit as a whole. 'You've got to have some guys grow up,' he said. 'It's a maturation process. We expect all of those guys to get better and better.'
Huddle Up: The Skins, wbo surrendered the second-most points (478) in the league last season while scoring the 15th most fantasy points (116), figure to have as many as four new veteran free-agent starters, including DE Jason Hatcher and FS Ryan Clark, for Haslett, who was retained for a fifth season by new head coach Jay Gruden.
Brian Orakpo - LBPosted 6/17/14 12:52pm ET
Washington Redskins LB Brian Orakpo was not at mandatory mini-camp Tuesday, June 17. Later, coach Jay Gruden said Orakpo is dealing with a cold and could have strep throat. Orakpo is likely to sit out the rest of the week.
Huddle Up: Not ideal timing with the new coaching regime and new defense, but at least this is an illness/injury issue Orakpo can manage 2 years removed from a pectoral tear that cost him all but 2 games of the 2012 season.
Andre Roberts - WRPosted 6/15/14 4:17pm ET
Washington Redskins WR Andre Roberts wants to serve as a return man for both punts and kickoffs. "I feel like I'm one of those players who when he gets the ball in his hands he can make some big plays," said Roberts. "That's what I want to bring to this team as well, not just as a receiver but also on special teams."
Huddle Up: Roberts had his worst season (43-471-2) last year for the Cards, and is looking to make an impression on his new squad, which suddenly appears stacked at the WR positions.
DeSean Jackson - WRPosted 6/11/14 11:51pm ET
Washington Redskins head coach Jay Gruden said WR DeSean Jackson (hamstring) was able to do some running during organized team activities but probably is not 100 percent at this point. Jackson has looked tentative at times coming out of cuts.
Huddle Up: It's too early in the offseason to be overly concerned about Jackson's health. If he's still gimpy and limited once training camp starts, then it might be time to look for the panic button.
Jordan Reed - TEPosted 6/10/14 7:19pm ET
Washington Redskins TE Jordan Reed could see more deep passes thrown his way in 2014. New head coach Jay Gruden's offense sent TEs Tyler Eifert and Jermaine Gresham downfield often last season for the Cincinnati Bengals.
Huddle Up: Reed already ranked 15th among TEs who had at least 40 catches last season with 11.09 yards per reception, so more deep routes -- and better health -- will give his yardage totals and fantasy numbers a definite boost.
Santana Moss - WRPosted 6/6/14 3:29pm ET
Washington Redsksins WR Santana Moss can still help the team win games and is having an excellent offseason, according to head coach Jay Gruden. Gruden added that Moss is working out hard, is the first one out on the field and provides great leadership for younger players.
Huddle Up: Unless your fantasy league has a unique scoring system which awards points for leadership and hard work, Moss will be hard-pressed to generate much fantasy impact in a receiver rotation that includes DeSean Jackson, Pierre Garçon, Andre Roberts and Jordan Reed.
Jordan Reed - TEPosted 6/5/14 10:15pm ET
Washington Redskins TE Jordan Reed admitted to hiding a concussion he suffered two weeks before the second one that ended his season. 'I think I had had a concussion two weeks before, but I didn't tell nobody so when I took a shot to the side of my head against the Philadelphia Eagles it made it worse,' Reed told David Elfin of The SportsXchange. 'I was in a bad spot for a long time. I didn't know if they would ever go away, but I'm past it now.'
Huddle Up: Sure, Reed may be "past it" for now, but what about when the real contact picks up? Definitive research remains elusive, but some players seem to be more concussion prone than others, and It's definitely a concern when you miss almost half (7 games) of your rookie season.
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