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Roy Helu - RB Posted 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 - LB Posted 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 - RB Posted 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 - WR Posted 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 - WR Posted 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 - QB Posted 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 - DC Posted 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 - LB Posted 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 - WR Posted 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 - WR Posted 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 - TE Posted 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 - WR Posted 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 - TE Posted 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.

Pierre Garcon - WR Posted 6/5/14 10:30pm et
Washington Redskins WR Pierre Garcon thinks he and WR DeSean Jackson can become the top receiving duo in the league this season. 'That's our goal -- to unseat (Alshon Jeffery and Brandon Marshall),' Garcon said. 'But I guess last year their stats were the top two receivers on the same team -- to be up there in the top 10 category for catches and yards or however they play it out. They are two good receivers, but we'll be up there next year fighting for that position.'
Huddle Up: Garcon led all players in targets (182) and receptions (113) last season, and that was with RGIII not playing like his rookie self for much of the season. Jackson's deep speed will certainly open up more underneath routes for Garcon, and while the latter figures to fall short of his 2013 numbers, the duo very easily could rank among the top WR combos in the league.

Robert Griffin III - QB Posted 6/4/14 4:48pm et
Washington Redskins QB Robert Griffin III looks effortless in his dropbacks and throwing mechanics during organized team activities now that he isn't impeded by his knee brace.
Huddle Up: A healthy RG3 with DeSean Jackson & Co. to throw to and Jay Gruden calling the plays... extremely exciting fantasy-wise.

Leonard Hankerson - WR Posted 6/1/14 11:51pm et
Washington Redskins head coach Jay Gruden said the team expects WR Leonard Hankerson (knee) to get back on the field at some point during training camp. There appears to be a chance that Hankerson could start camp on the Physically Unable to Perform list.
Huddle Up: Hankerson, who had 30 catches for 375 yards and 3 TDs, is going to have to win over a new regime just to make the team with some stiff competition at WR, including Pierre Garcon, DeSean Jackson, Andre Roberts, Santana Moss, Aldrick Robinson, fourth-round pick Ryan Grant and impressive college free agent Cody Hoffman all in the mix.

DeSean Jackson - WR Posted 5/29/14 7:57pm et
Washington Redskins WR DeSean Jackson (hamstring) said his injured left hamstring is 'just a little tight,' and he doesn't think it's a serious issue. Jackson is excited about the upcoming season with his new team, and he has adapted well to his new surroundings and new teammates during organized team activities.
Huddle Up: Nothing to really worry about with the calendar still reading "May," but hammy issues often linger, and it'll be something to keep an eye on over the summer.

Lache Seastrunk - RB Posted 5/16/14 1:37pm et
The Washington Redskins signed third-round pick OG Spencer Long and sixth-round pick RB Lache Seastrunk to four-year deals.
Huddle Up: Seastrunk brings an intriguing skill set to the table in Washington; a good showing in training camp could allow him to push Roy Helu and even Alfred Morris for touches in Jay Gruden's offense.

Kirk Cousins - QB Posted 5/13/14 5:55pm et
Washington Redskins general manager Bruce Allen said the team never came close to trading QB Kirk Cousins during the draft.
Huddle Up: For now, it looks like the 2012 4th-round pick will spend a third straight season backing up RGIII. Cousins has started 4 games in his first 2 seasons.

Kirk Cousins - QB Posted 5/9/14 12:22pm et
The Cleveland Browns offered the Washington Redskins a fourth-round pick for QB Kirk Cousins, according to sources. However, the Redskins wanted a higher pick, likely a second-round pick.
Huddle Up: The Browns were always viewed as the most likely destination for Cousins, given their need for a quarterback and new OC Kyle Shanahan's familiarity with the Redskins roster. However, drafting Johnny Manziel in the first round, as well as Washington's asking price, should put an end to the Cousins-to-Cleveland speculation.

Jordan Reed - TE Posted 5/4/14 5:32pm et
Washington Redskins TE Jordan Reed was a full participant in the recent minicamp and is fully cleared from his concussion from last season.
Huddle Up: Let's hope this remains the case for Reed, who caught 45 passes for 499 yards and 3 TDs in 9 games before the injury last season.

Robert Griffin III - QB Posted 5/1/14 11:49pm et
Washington Redskins QB Robert Griffin III is fine with new head coach Jay Gruden's decision to further phase out the read option in 2014. 'It's coach's decision. Last year we ran it a lot,' Griffin said. 'If he wants to use a sprinkle, a dash, whatever he decides, that's his take, and I'm all for it.' The 'Skins used the read option 18.3 percent of the time last season, and they used it 22.7 percent of the time in Griffin's rookie year.
Huddle Up: RGIII has rushed 206 times for 1,304 yards over first 2 seasons -- second in both categories to Cam Newton (238-1,326) over that span -- but it sounds like Griffin's fantasy owners aren't going to able to count on the same level of ground production going forward.

Josh Morgan - WR Posted 4/28/14 10:02pm et
Chicago Bears WR Josh Morgan was arrested on a simple assault charge Sunday, April 27, for allegedly punching a valet driver in the mouth. Morgan was released on a police citation promising to appear in court at a later date.
Huddle Up: Morgan hasn't been a Bear very long; depending on how this incident plays out, it may be an extremely brief tenure in Chicago.

Kirk Cousins - QB Posted 4/20/14 10:29pm et
The Cleveland Browns could consider pursuing a trade for Washington Redskins QB Kirk Cousins since they have 10 draft picks.
Huddle Up: Ah, we see the Cousins-Browns trade rumors are heating up again, just in time for the upcoming draft. One way or another, the Browns will emerge with a new QB over the next few weeks with Brian Hoyer being the only experienced signal-caller currently on the roster.

DeSean Jackson - WR Posted 4/17/14 3:33pm et
An arbitrator ruled that Washington Redskins WR DeSean Jackson owes former agent Drew Rosenhaus $516,415 in back loans and fees.
Huddle Up: Looks like Jackson -- who just signed a 4-year, $32 mil deal with the Skins -- will have to pony up and peel a few bills off the top of his fresh bankroll.

Ryan Clark - S Posted 4/15/14 10:19pm et
The Washington Redskins' Ryan Clark is expected to be the team's starting free safety this upcoming season.
Huddle Up: Clark has missed only 5 starts over the past 6 seasons in Pittsburgh, and he's averaged 98 total tackles, 6 passes defensed and 2 interceptions per year over that span. That certainly sounds like starting material for the safety-needy Skins.

Jordan Reed - TE Posted 4/8/14 2:24pm et
Washington Redskins TE Jordan Reed said he has not suffered any setbacks and is feeling great after dealing with a concussion in 2013.
Huddle Up: Reed, who had 45 receptions for 499 yards and a 3 TDs in 9 games as a third-round pick last season, has much fantasy potential given the attention opposing defenses will be forced to give the suddenly-potent Washington WR corps with the signing of DeSean Jackson.

Pierre Garcon - WR Posted 4/2/14 5:45pm et
The Washington Redskins could consider restructuring WR Pierre Garcon's contract this offseason in order to create around $4.5 million in salary cap space.
Huddle Up: Garcon isn't quite as important with DeSean Jackson in the mix, but that shouldn't be what the Redskins tell Pierre when they're trying to rework his deal.

Brian Orakpo - LB Posted 3/27/14 10:31pm et
Washington Redskins head coach Jay Gruden said he wants LB Brian Orakpo rushing the quarterback more often this season. 'We want to get Brian rushing more than he has in the past, especially on third down,' Gruden said. 'Turn him loose, meaning also that when he has his hand down and he's rushing, he needs to rush. There's sometimes he's just peeking around and not getting up the field. Brian Baker ... will help him out quite a bit.'
Huddle Up: Orakpo made an instant impression with 11 sacks as a rookie in 2009, but has fallen short of that mark in the 4 seasons since. He did, however, come close with 10 sacks this past year.

Alfred Morris - RB Posted 3/26/14 2:08pm et
Washington Redskins head coach Jay Gruden said he wants RB Alfred Morris to become a better receiver. He thinks he can catch 20-25 balls if he improves.
Huddle Up: If Morris is able to add receiving (and pass blocking) skills he'll be able to stay on the field in the Redskins' new offense. The alternative is Gruden using Roy Helu, who has already demonstrated his chops as a receiver.

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