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  Redskins | DeAngelo Hall facing challenge    Sat Jul 4, 06:30 PM

Washington Redskins CB DeAngelo Hall (Achilles') had his participation limited in optional workouts in May and June, as he continues to work his way back from a torn Achilles' tendon. Hall's $4 million base salary for 2015 only becomes guaranteed if he makes the 53-man roster.

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  Redskins | Ryan Kerrigan doing well    Thu Jul 2, 01:29 PM

Washington Redskins LB Ryan Kerrigan (knee) said his rehab from knee surgery is going well and that he has been able to start running. Kerrigan said he is focused on building strength in the surgically repaired knee.

Footballguys view: Kerrigan has become the leader of the Washington pass rush, and with Brian Orakpo gone to Tennessee, he'll be even more important for them this year. He's an LB2 in sack-heavy/big play IDP leagues with enough activity to be relevant in deeper balanced leagues too.

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  Redskins | DeSean Jackson owns NFC East    Wed Jul 1, 08:59 PM

Washington Redskins WR DeSean Jackson caught nine passes for 243 yards and a score in two games against the Philadelphia Eagles last season, continuing a trend of big performances against NFC East opponents. 'I'm called a Cowboy killer,' Jackson said. 'They call me the Cowboy killer. I'm a Giants killer, I'm a Cowboys killer, now I'm an Eagles killer, too.'

Footballguys view: Jackson has remained a threat to be a top 10 WR play in any given despite the Washington QB and overall offense problems. He's a boom/bust high WR3 this year who could pay off if Robert Griffin III gets straightened out.

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  Redskins | Robert Griffin critiqued    Wed Jul 1, 03:29 PM

Washington Redskins QB Robert Griffin III's decision-making, fundamentals, footwork and his inability to find open receivers are all reasons why Griffin isn't good enough to be successful in the NFL, in the opinion of ESPN NFL analyst Mark Brunell.

Footballguys view: The franchise seems reluctant but resigned to starting Griffin to begin the season, and well, we'll see where it goes from there. He doesn't seem to have the support of head coach Jay Gruden, and only the repeated failures of once coveted backup Kirk Cousins has kept Griffin atop the depth chart. Colt McCoy could be the caretaker for this offense again yet. All of it adds up to every Washington fantasy option inspiring little enthusiasm at current ADP.

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  Redskins | Pierre Garcon may have bigger role    Wed Jun 24, 02:13 PM

Washington Redskins WR Pierre Garcon could be featured more often in the passing game this season based on the offseason workouts. Garcon often lined up to the right of the quarterback during the workouts even though he has been used mostly on the left side. Head coach Jay Gruden said he was impressed with Garcon's work this offseason.

Footballguys view: As a "Z" receiver, Garcon will be lined up off the ball. This helps him get into his routes quicker, and it also sets him up for a quick WR screen if the DB covering him is playing off. Garcon could outplay his current ADP of WR43 (9.09) in 12-team PPR leagues.

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  Washington | Griffin 'excellent every day'    Mon Jun 22, 09:16 PM

Zac Boyer, from the Washington Times, reports that quarterback Robert Griffin III has been impressing his head coach Jay Gruden this offseason. "I think the transition for him into a new system last season was a little bit rocky for all of us," Gruden said. "But when you have the same system going in for year two, I think he's going to get better. You can see the progress every day that he makes, and it's exciting to watch. It really is, with all three quarterbacks, actually. Robert, especially, is doing an excellent job every day. He's not perfect, nobody is. I'm not perfect. But he's really striving to be perfect, and he's doing a great job of working."

Footballguys view: The good news keeping coming out about Griffin's progress this offseason. We'll see if he can continue looking good when the pads come on in training camp. Griffin needs to make quicker decisions in the pocket, and he needs to be safer when scrambling so he can stay healthy this season and get his career back on track.

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  Washington | Backup QB battle will last through preseason    Mon Jun 22, 09:07 PM

Mike Jones, from the Washington Post, reports the battle for Washington's backup quarterback should last through training camp and the preseason. Kirk Cousins and Colt McCoy have been rotating backup reps this offseason.

Footballguys view: Starter Robert Griffin III is in a make-or-break season in Washington. He needs to stay healthy and impress as the starter if he wants to stick as the team's top quarterback. If he gets banged up again, then we'll see one of these backups. McCoy has looked better than Cousins, but he'll have to continue proving himself in the preseason.

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Colt McCoy player page
Kirk Cousins player page


  Washington | Rookie Jones the third-down RB    Sun Jun 21, 08:30 PM

John Keim, from ESPN.com, believes that rookie running back Matt Jones will carve out a role as the team's third-down back. He reports that Alfred Morris could have about the same percentage of the carries (65 percent) as he always has had with Washington. He projects Jones to only get a few carries a game provided that Morris is running well.

Footballguys view: The Matt Jones hype train was out of control earlier this year. The guy is a poor man's version of BenJarvus Green-Ellis, yet some in the fantasy community felt he could be the next John Riggins. When Jones was selected in the third round of the 2015 NFL draft, some speculated that Morris was on shaky ground. That doesn't seem to be the case now. Jones is the backup, Morris is the starter--and his role could be pretty much what it always has been with Washington.

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Alfred Morris player page
Matt Jones player page


  Redskins | Washington backup QB job up for grabs    Fri Jun 19, 12:06 AM

Washington Redskins QB Colt McCoy and QB Kirk Cousins have created no separation from each other in their battle to be the primary backup quarterback in 2015, and head coach Jay Gruden said their performance in the preseason games could be the deciding factor.

Footballguys view: McCoy isn't going to go down without a fight. It's a good problem for Washington to have, and a battle for dynasty owners to monitor in training camp.

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Kirk Cousins player page


  Redskins | Robert Griffin feeling better    Thu Jun 18, 06:27 PM

Washington Redskins QB Robert Griffin III said he's feeling better than he's felt in a while. 'I just think we're all feeling better about what we're doing,' Griffin said. 'We know a lot more than last year. And for me as a player, you always have to be confident. Sometimes you have to throw a little swag on it.'

Footballguys view: We're hopeful that Griffin can get his pro career back on track this season. Griffin has ability, but he needs to stay healthy and learn how to hook slide when necessary. He's a bit of an odd fit for Jay Gruden's system, but we'll see if they can make it work in 2015. Right now, fantasy owners are taking Griffin as QB24 (14.06) in 12-team PPR leagues.

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  Redskins | RG3 making progress    Tue Jun 16, 09:09 PM

Washington Redskins QB Robert Griffin III has been impressing head coach Jay Gruden this offseason. 'The more he plays, the more success he has, the more confidence he's going to build up as a player and the more confident this whole offense is going to be with him under center,' Gruden said of Griffin. 'That comes with time. I don't think anybody lacks confidence with him at quarterback. I think the transition for him into a new season last season was a little bit rocky for all of us. When you have the same system going in for Year 2, I think he's going to get better,' said Gruden.

Footballguys view: Good news for Griffin here. This is a make-or-break year for Griffin as he needs to stay healthy and produce if he wants to stick as Washington's franchise quarterback. We'll see if he can do just that in 2015.

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  Redskins | Hutson Mason waived    Tue Jun 9, 04:48 PM

Washington Redsksins QB Hutson Mason was waived Tuesday, June 9.

Footballguys view: Mason has below average arm strength for the NFL. Perhaps he could latch on with another team, but he only has the upside of a camp arm.


  Redskins | Pierre Garcon to be more involved    Mon Jun 8, 05:39 PM

Washington Redskins WR Pierre Garcon is being incorporated more into Washington's offense this year, according to a source.

Footballguys view: Garcon has been playing the 'Z' receiver instead of his normal 'X' receiver spot at recent OTAs. Washington needs to change things up for Garcon after he produced at a disappointing level in 2014. Garcon was number one in the NFL in 2013 with 113 receptions, but that total dropped to only 68 in 2014. He was the 13th-best fantasy receiver in 2013, but he was ranked 55th last season as his stats plummeted. We'll see if he can be a value play this year as most fantasy owners are taking Garcon off the board as a WR4 in PPR leagues.

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  Redskins | Pierre Garcon switches sides    Thu Jun 4, 10:00 AM

Washington Redskins WR Pierre Garcon ran routes as the 'Z' receiver instead of the 'X' receiver Wednesday, June 3. This means Garcon lines up split out on the right instead of the left. WR DeSean Jackson was the 'X' receiver, and WRs Andre Roberts and Jamison Crowder rotated as the slot receiver.

Footballguys view: Clearly Washington is trying to take advantage of having two great receivers and looking to spread the defense out on occasion. If Crowder or Roberts (or better yet, both) can be effective out of the slot, the defense is going to have to throw a lot of single coverage at the offense. That plays into Jackson and Garcon's hands. Currently, Jackson is the guy people are targeting in early drafts, with an ADP of 5.11, while Garcon has slide down to an ADP of 10.06. Both look like they could be decent options as a WR3 and WR4 respectively.

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DeSean Jackson player page
Pierre Garcon player page
Andre Roberts player page
Jamison Crowder player page


  Redskins | Trent Williams out until camp    Wed Jun 3, 07:12 PM

Washington Redskins OT Trent Williams (ankle) will be out until training camp due to a torn ligament in his ankle. Williams saw Dr. Anderson in Charlotte and was cleared for training camp.

Footballguys view: Williams just got the ankle cleaned up a bit after feeling discomfort earlier this year in workouts. He's dropped 20 pounds this offseason, and that should help him move better in 2015. Williams can still be a dominant left tackle when healthy.

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  Redskins | Robert Griffin's option was obvious choice    Tue Jun 2, 02:22 PM

Washington Redskins QB Robert Griffin III's fifth-year option being picked up was the obvious decision, according to team president Bruce Allen. 'We know his talent. It really was a no-brainer,' Allen said. 'I think if you asked us six months before it would have been the same decision.'

Footballguys view: Griffin's option of $16.1 million is only guaranteed if he suffers an injury this year that bleeds into 2016. He's in a make-or-break season this year, and he may not have much time to prove himself. If Griffin doesn't look good as the starter, the team has incentive (not getting him hurt to lock in that 2016 money) to get him off the field. We'll see if he can stay healthy and start to become the quarterback we all thought he could be after his rookie season in 2012.

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  Redskins | DeSean Jackson absence not a big deal    Mon Jun 1, 03:56 PM

Washington Redskins WR DeSean Jackson's absence from organized team activities (OTAs) last week isn't too big of an issue, according to team president Bruce Allen. Jackson is expected to participate in OTAs this week.

Footballguys view: When workouts become mandatory, then perhaps a Jackson absence would be a bigger issue. The team isn't worried about it at this time, and that means fantasy owners should not be concerned either.

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  Redskins | Jordan Reed has knee surgery    Mon Jun 1, 11:21 AM

Washington Redskins TE Jordan Reed (knee) underwent a minor knee operation recently, but he will be ready for training camp.

Footballguys view: Reed likely had a knee scope here. Yes, the procedure is minor but it's still a concern for a player who missed 12 games over the last two years. Reed will compete with frontrunner Niles Paul for Washington's starting tight end job.

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  Redskins | Alfred Morris the guy, likes the offense    Wed May 27, 11:15 AM

Washington Redskins RB Alfred Morris has been declared the feature back by Redskins head coach Jay Gruden. Washington added third-round draft pick RB Matt Jones, which fueled speculation about Morris' job security. Gruden said Jones adds depth and that it is important to have several capable running backs.

Footballguys view: It seems like a few times a week since the draft, we've seen a positive story about Jones. The rookie is a big back with a bruising style, but Morris is still the main man for Washington. The team is going to use a power-running system, which goes away from what Morris performed best in (zone blocking) during the last few years. However, in college at FAU Morris was a standout in the power-blocking system and should have no problem making the adjustment.

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Alfred Morris player page
Matt Jones player page


  Redskins | Jordan Reed injured again?    Tue May 26, 04:55 PM

Washington Redskins TE Jordan Reed (knee) is experiencing knee soreness after the first day of organized team activities Tuesday, May 26, according to head coach Jay Gruden.

Footballguys view: Reed is getting checked for knee soreness, and there's no word on the severity at this time. A talented player, Reed's pro career has been set back by injuries over the last two years. His current ADP is TE20 (13.05) in 12-team PPR leagues.

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  Redskins | Robert Griffin III regressing    Sat May 23, 06:25 PM

Washington Redskins QB Robert Griffin III can't blame his regression on injuries, according to head coach Mike Shanahan. 'I don't think getting hurt has anything to do with it,' Shanahan told WJFK in Washington Friday. May 22. 'I think what you do is you rehab yourself and you get better. ... You don't have to have great running ability to run the read-option. You have to be able to know when to slide, when to throw the football away, depending on if you're running or passing,' said Shanahan.

Footballguys view: Things didn't end well for Shanahan in Washington. We feel Griffin is worthy of one more season at the top spot. This is a make-or-break season for him, and he needs to be more consistent, stay healthy and make better/quicker decisions as a passer.

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  Redskins | Ryan Kerrigan has surgery    Wed May 20, 05:13 PM

Washington Redskins LB Ryan Kerrigan (knee) has undergone arthroscopic knee surgery and will miss some of the organized team activities, according to a source.

Footballguys view: We think Kerrigan will miss most of the OTAs as Washington prepares for 2015. He's in extension talks with Washington, and this knee scope could impact those negotiations. However, we think Kerrigan should be ready in time for training camp.

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  Redskins | Alfred Morris auditioning for new team?    Wed May 20, 12:03 PM

Washington Redskins RB Alfred Morris enters the final year of his current deal, according to Spotrac.com. The Redskins selected RB Matt Jones in the third round of the NFL draft, which could signal an impending departure of Morris in 2016.

Footballguys view: Everyone seems to be high on Jones at this time, but we'll have to see the rookie wait for his turn this year as Morris is still the top back for Washington. Morris has been a rock-solid starter for Washington over the past few years. A sixth-round pick out of FAU in 2012, Morris has 3,955 rushing yards so far in his pro career. His numbers were slightly down in 2014, but Morris is still a decent RB2 for fantasy owners. Morris has a current ADP of RB14 (3.11) in 12-team PPR leagues.

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  Redskins | Matt Jones ready to compete    Tue May 19, 02:06 PM

Washington Redskins rookie RB Matt Jones said he's ready to compete with anybody who's in front of him, that being RB Alfred Morris. Jones added that he has a chip on his shoulder because of how he was underutilized in college.

Footballguys view: Jones is certainly getting a ton of press this offseason. He's a big back, and Jones can grind down an opponent with his relentless style. Jones is not creative or elusive at the second level of the defense, and that's why he's more of a grinder instead of a true feature back.

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  Redskins | Make roster moves    Mon May 18, 04:38 PM

Washington Redskins QB Connor Halliday and WR Tyler Rutenbeck were waived Monday, May 18. The Redskins also signed QB Hutson Mason.

Footballguys view: Halliday apparently retired before his pro career began. Mason is a camp arm only, and we feel he'll eventually wind up in another league (CFL, AFL) if he wants to continue playing football.

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  Redskins | Matt Jones gives WAS depth     Mon May 18, 02:12 PM

Washington Redskins RB Matt Jones will be helping take some of the load off RB Alfred Morris this season. 'If you want to commit to running the football, you [got to] have a couple guys that can tote it,' head coach Jay Gruden said.

Footballguys view: Another day, another Matt Jones story. He's a power player with little nuance to his game. Jones is efficient with his style (and has the capability to be a decent receiver), but we don't see him being a true bellcow back at the pro level.

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  Redskins | Matt Jones loves the offense    Sun May 17, 10:18 PM

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.'

Footballguys view: We could see Jones get some playing time when Morris needs a breather. At this time, there's no need to think that Jones is going to have anything more than a complementary part-time role. Some have compared Jones' skill set to Marshawn Lynch (ugh), but we compare Jones to former Bengals RB BenJarvus Green-Ellis....and he's a poor man's version at that.

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Alfred Morris player page


  Redskins | Evan Spencer misses minicamp    Sun May 17, 08:50 PM

Washington Redskins WR Evan Spencer (hamstring) did not participate in rookie minicamp Saturday, May 16.

Footballguys view: The sixth-round pick out of Ohio State is primarily a possession receiver with limited explosiveness off the line of scrimmage or in and out of his breaks. The team will monitor him closely so they don't bring him back too soon. Spencer is a team-first guy, a hard worker and comes from a football family. His dad, Tim Spencer, is the running backs coach for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and his brother is an area scout for Washington.

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  Redskins | Matt Jones shows versatility    Sat May 16, 09:59 PM

Washington Redskins RB Matt Jones ran crisp routes and showed good hands out of the backfield during rookie minicamp.

Footballguys view: Jones was used sparingly as a receiver in college at Florida with only 19 receptions over three years. He did flash the ability to snare passes quickly, secure them cleanly and get upfield smoothly. Apparently, he's getting more of a chance to showcase that skillset in rookie minicamp.

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  Redskins | WAS invites two QBs to minicamp    Sat May 16, 03:38 PM

The Washington Redskins have invited undrafted free-agent QBs Huston Mason (Georgia) and Anthony Neyer (Southern California) to participate in the team's rookie minicamp this weekend on a tryout basis.

Footballguys view: Mason is nothing more than a camp arm in our eyes. Neyer on the other hand is kind of interesting in a Matt Cassel sort of way. During his senior season at USC (after walking onto the football team), he played in just one game, rushing twice for five yards. Neither are likely to do much of anything at the pro level.

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  Redskins | Connor Halliday retires    Sat May 16, 03:30 PM

Washington Redskins QB Connor Halliday has announced his retirement.

Footballguys view: We just hated to see Halliday suffer season-ending and career-threatening leg injuries last year. In college at Washington State he was a prolific passer, throwing for a school-record 11,304 yards -- along with 90 touchdown passes in 35 games. He was an interesting undrafted quarterback to keep an eye on in super deep dynasty leagues, but he chose to lead his life in a different direction.

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  Redskins | RG III's benching meant to send message    Fri May 15, 12:23 PM

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.

Footballguys view: It's do or die for Griffin, and Washington really has no other options they can expect to perform well if Griffin fails. Alfred Morris and DeSean Jackson are on shaky ground with respect to the quality of their surrounding offense.

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  Redskins | Alfred Morris may land new deal    Thu May 14, 09:58 AM

Washington Redskins RB Alfred Morris has a 50% 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.

Footballguys view: Washington drafted Matt Jones (Florida) in the third round of the 2015 NFL draft, but they still may decide to keep Morris around. Morris has been productive for Washington with 3,955 rushing yards over the last three seasons. His numbers have dipped slightly during that time, but Morris is still a RB2 for fantasy owners. His current ADP is RB15 (3.11) in 12-team PPR leagues.

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  Redskins | Brandon Scherff signs rookie deal    Tue May 12, 12:53 PM

Washington Redskins OT Brandon Scherff signed his rookie deal Tuesday, May 12. Financial terms of the deal weren't disclosed.

Footballguys view: Passing on DT Leonard Williams (Jets) could come back to haunt Washington. Scherff will start on the right side for the team and help their power up front. He's an incredibly strong prospect with the ability to pancake his opponent. Scherff needs to clean up his pass-protection ability (kickslide, balance) in order to play up to his potential as a pro.

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  Redskins | Robert Griffin to make strides in '15?    Mon May 11, 04:35 PM

Washington Redskins QB Robert Griffin III should be comfortable enough with the offense to improve this season, according to head coach Jay Gruden. 'Everything should come a lot more natural for [Griffin], and hopefully, we see that transition from year one to year two in this system with the terminology and knowing where to go with your footwork and anticipation of getting the ball out quicker,' Gruden said.

Footballguys view: It's a make-or-break year for Griffin. Washington picked up his fifth-year option so they can keep him around in 2016....if he plays up to his potential this year. Fantasy owners should consider Griffin a QB3 with QB1 upside if he can get his career back on track. His current ADP is QB25 (14.08) in 12-team PPR leagues.

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Robert Griffin III player page


  Redskins | Matt Jones the future in Washington?    Sat May 9, 10:12 PM

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.

Footballguys view: Let's slow down here on the whole 'Marshawn Lynch' comparison. Todd Gurley (Rams) is the next Lynch in our eyes. Jones is more of a younger version of Benjarvus Green-Ellis. We question the rookie's vision as a runner. He loves to blast it between the tackles, but Jones often misses wide open cutback lanes. We don't see that skill getting stronger as a pro...not so long as Jones 'runs blind' and only looks for contact.

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  Redskins | Jamison Crowder to compete in slot    Wed May 6, 11:41 AM

Washington Redskins WR Jamison Crowder will compete for WR Andre Roberts' roles as slot receiver and punt returner in training camp. General manager Scot McCloughan said Crowder is an excellent route runner.

Footballguys view: Crowder is a good (not excellent) route-runner who can get instant acceleration off the line of scrimmage. Undersized at 5'8" 185 pounds, Crowder can get pushed off his route by physical cornerbacks. He's more quick than fast and a player that has drawn comparisons to Eddie Royal (Bears).

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  Redskins | Alfred Morris still the lead back    Sun May 3, 07:54 PM

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.'

Footballguys view: Jones is not much of a threat to Morris in our opinion. He's a one-trick runner as a downhill power back. In fact, we like Jones more as a bruising fullback than we do a running back at the pro level.

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  Redskins | Unlikely to take Randy Gregory    Fri May 1, 05:44 PM

Nebraska DE/LB Randy Gregory is not expected to be a draft target for the Washington Redskins, in the opinion of John Keim, of ESPN.com.

Footballguys view: His off-field issues are spooking Washington - which spooks most of us given some of the decisions Washington has made in the past. At the end of the day someone will pull the trigger on a talent like Gregory. It's just a matter of time Friday night.

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  Redskins | Brandon Scherff selected fifth overall    Thu Apr 30, 08:39 PM

Iowa OT Brandon Scherff was selected fifth overall by the Washington Redskins in the 2015 NFL Draft Thursday, April 30.

Footballguys view: A little early given the fact that these offensive tackles are not as good as the preceding classes, but they needed to shore the line up. Scherff can step in as a guard or immediately in at right tackle and help keep Robert Griffin III upright.


  Redskins | Dante Fowler targeted by Washington    Thu Apr 30, 09:07 AM

Florida LB Dante Fowler is being targeted by the Washington Redskins at No. 5 overall in the 2015 NFL Draft.

Footballguys view: Fowler is one of the best pass-rushers in this class, and he should easily be a top-10 pick. He can set the edge as a run-defender, and Fowler has multiple moves to get after the quarterback. Washington needs to create more defensive pressure this season, and Fowler would be a fine pick at 5th overall.

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  Redskins | Robert Griffin's option picked up    Mon Apr 27, 12:45 PM

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.

Footballguys view: The fifth-year option is guaranteed for injury only, meaning the Redskins could release him before the 2016 season without salary cap ramifications.

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Robert Griffin III player page


  Redskins | Robert Griffin option picked up    Mon Apr 27, 08:30 AM

Washington Redskins QB Robert Griffin III will have his fifth-year option exercised in 2016. The team views it similar to a franchise tag situation.

Footballguys view: Washington invested a lot in Griffin when they moved up in 2012 NFL draft to select him with the second-overall pick. This move keeps Griffin at his rookie salary of $16.1 million in 2016. This is a cheaper alternative than using the franchise tag. Griffin has to show that he can stay healthy and be a reliable pocket passer in 2015. Picking up his fifth-year option would give him two more seasons with the team where they could evaluate his progress.

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  Redskins | Stefon Diggs visits    Thu Apr 23, 02:41 AM

Maryland WR Stefon Diggs was one of the prospects taking part in the Washington Redskins' local pro day.

Footballguys view: Diggs learned a lot under Terrapins wide receiver coach (and former NFL standout) Keenan McCardell. While he lacks the size or strength to work outside and beat press coverage, Diggs can be dangerous as a slot receiver on underneath routes. He'll be a third- or fourth-round pick.

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  Redskins | Tray Walker visits    Thu Apr 23, 02:34 AM

Texas Southern CB Tray Walker visited the Washington Redskins on Wednesday, April 22.

Footballguys view: Walker has great size at 6'2" 180 pounds. He can press wide receivers on the line of scrimmage, but he does struggle to turn his hips in coverage on downfield routes. He's a late-round pick with the ability to move to free safety.

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  Redskins | Robert Griffin has support of teammate    Tue Apr 21, 07:08 PM

Washington Redskins QB Robert Griffin III is doing what he needs to do in order to improve, according to WR DeSean Jackson.

Footballguys view: We see 2015 as a make-or-break season for Griffin. He needs to stay heatlhy and start playing better or Washington could move on without him next season. Jackson added that the offense needs to build their camaraderie and increase its chemistry for them to improve on a four-win 2014 season.

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  Redskins | Robert Griffin OK without option?    Mon Apr 20, 06:00 PM

Washington Redskins QB Robert Griffin III said he wouldn't be 'bummed' if the Redskins did not pick up his 2016 option. 'I just want to win. I want to win games and have fun doing it. The rest will take care of itself,' Griffin said.

Footballguys view: Does anyone think Griffin will be a long-term solution for Washington? We certainly don't, and we're expecting Griffin to move on for a fresh start when he can. Griffin had a fine rookie season, but injuries and inconsistencies have derailed his pro career. We'll see if he can get things back on track this year.

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  Redskins | Crusoe Gongbay coming to pro day    Sun Apr 19, 02:24 AM

New Mexico RB Crusoe Gongbay will attend the pro day for the Washington Redskins.

Footballguys view: Gongbay is a north-south runner who puts forth outstanding effort after contact. He's got enough speed to get to the corner, but Gongbay is also a willing inside runner. A foot injury cut short his final season with the Lobos, and in this talent-rich RB class he's likely to be an undrafted free agent.

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  Redskins | Not leader for Stefen Wisniewski    Sat Apr 18, 10:10 AM

Free-agent C Stefen Wisniewski (Raiders) has received interest from the Washington Redskins, but the Redskins likely are not the leading candidate to sign him, according to a source. The Redskins believe Wisniewski could play at center or guard.

Footballguys view: Washington is looking to upgrade their offensive line, and Wisniewski could do that when healthy. Offseason shoulder surgery has kept the market somewhat cool for his services.

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  Redskins | Ereck Flowers to visit    Sat Apr 18, 02:37 AM

Miami (Fla.) OT Ereck Flowers will visit the Washington Redskins in the next week.

Footballguys view: Flowers is one of the better right tackle prospects in this draft. He's agile and can work well in a zone-blocking system. He plays aggressively and has good functional strength as a run-blocker. We'll see him go off the board in the first round of the draft.

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