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  Redskins | DeSean Jackson to receive strong interest    Sun Feb 19, 03:33 PM

Washington Redskins impending free-agent WR DeSean Jackson is expected to receive strong interest once free agency begins because he is still only of the fastest receivers in the NFL even though he is 30 years old.

Footballguys view: Jackson should get plenty of interest on the open market. We think there's a good chance he lands back with the Eagles.

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  Redskins | Jordan Reed endorses Kirk Cousins    Sat Feb 18, 10:16 PM

Washington Redskins TE Jordan Reed said bringing back impending free-agent QB Kirk Cousins should be a top priority this offseason.

Footballguys view: Reed has good chemistry with Cousins, so the endorsement makes sense. Recent reports have indicated that Cousins would be happy with the franchise tag again because he doesn't want a long-term deal from Washington. We'll see what the future holds for Cousins, but we think he plays 2017 with Washington again. After that, things get a bit unclear.

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  Redskins | Kirk Cousins wants tag?    Fri Feb 17, 11:12 PM

Washington Redskins impending free-agent QB Kirk Cousins would prefer to receive the franchise tag again in 2017 because he doesn't want to remain with the team long term, according to former Redskins officials.

Footballguys view: This is an interesting report, but we'll see if it comes to fruition. Cousins would make around $25 million if Washington puts the franchise tag on him again. After getting tagged twice, Cousins would be set to hit the open market in 2018.

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  Redskins | Kenny Stills an option for Redskins?    Wed Feb 15, 11:13 PM

Miami Dolphins impending free-agent WR Kenny Stills is a possible replacement for Washington Redskins impending free-agent WR DeSean Jackson, according to The Washington Post's Mark Bullock.

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  Redskins | Kenny Britt a target for Washington?    Wed Feb 15, 10:57 PM

Los Angeles Rams impending free-agent WR Kenny Britt is a possible replacement for Washington Redskins impending free-agent WR Pierre Garcon, according to The Washington Post's Mark Bullock.

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  Redskins | No progress with Kirk Cousins    Tue Feb 14, 06:56 PM

Washington Redskins impending free-agent QB Kirk Cousins and the Redskins have not yet come close to an agreement on a long-term contract, according to sources. Thus, placing the franchise tag on Cousins for a second consecutive year is a real possibility.

Footballguys view: This is a situation to keep an eye on with free agency set to open in a few weeks. If Cousins is tagged, he would earn $23.94 million compared to the $19.95 million he earned last season. The goal of both sides, however, is to hammer out a long-term deal.

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  Redskins | Niles Paul on the mend    Sun Feb 12, 08:19 PM

Washington Redskins TE Niles Paul (shoulder) described his progression from shoulder surgery as 'crazy', and he said he is focusing on being physically and mentally healthy for 2017 after two years of injuries.

Footballguys view: There's no guarantee that Paul will return in 2017 with a cap hit of $1.75 million. He flashed in 2014 with 39 catches for 507 yards, but since then he's missed all of 2015 and eight games in 2016. If healthy...finally...Paul would provide depth behind Jordan Reed. The team is likely to bring Vernon Davis back as he's set to hit the open market.

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  Redskins | Pierre Garcon could fetch $9 million in FA    Sat Feb 11, 08:00 PM

Impending free-agent WR Pierre Garcon is expected to receive offers in the neighborhood of $9 million per year, according to ESPN.com's John Keim.

Footballguys view: Garcon may have a hotter market than some originally thought. He wants to prove that he can handle a larger role in the NFL, and there may be more than a few teams willing to sign him for a near-premium price.

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  Redskins | Jamison Crowder creating separation     Sat Feb 11, 12:31 AM

Washington Redskins WR Jamison Crowder led all slot receivers in average yards of separation created per target in 2016, and he finished third on the team with 99 targets and had a team-high seven scores.

Footballguys view: Keep Crowder in mind as a breakout receiver in 2017. Washington should move on from one (or both) of Pierre Garcon and DeSean Jackson in free agency. Crowder could step into a larger role, and his quickness before and after the catch make him a playmaker to keep an eye on.

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  Redskins | DeSean Jackson open to returning    Fri Feb 10, 06:09 PM

Washington Redskins impending free-agent WR DeSean Jackson said he would like to re-sign with the Redskins this offseason but will accept the best offer he receives in free agency.

Footballguys view: Jackson may go back to the Eagles if the price is right. Initial reports have Washington moving on from both Jackson and Pierre Garcon in free agency.

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  Redskins | Kory Lichtensteiger retires    Fri Feb 10, 12:38 PM

Washington Redskins C Kory Lichtensteiger announced his retirement from the NFL on Friday, Feb. 10.

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  Redskins | Scot McCloughan on hot seat    Fri Feb 10, 09:08 AM

Washington Redskins general manager Scot McCloughan wasn't allowed to speak to reporters at the Senior Bowl and won't speak at the NFL Scouting Combine as team president Bruce Allen wants McCloughan completely locked in on talent evaluation.

Footballguys view: That's a bit odd. McCloughan had a sterling reputation during his time with the Seahawks and the 49ers, but since taking the Washington job in 2015 he's been hit and miss with his player evaluations.

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  Redskins | James Rowe named to coaching staff    Thu Feb 9, 10:10 PM

The Washington Redskins named James Rowe assistant defensive backs coach Thursday, Feb. 9.

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  Redskins | DeSean Jackson too inconsistent     Thu Feb 9, 09:23 PM

Washington Redskins impending free-agent WR DeSean Jackson is viewed as too inconsistent by the front office.

Footballguys view: He just hasn't produced on a regular basis and with Josh Doctson returning to health, Jackson is on the outside looking in. He'll find a landing spot somewhere but he's really been falling far short of reliable in fantasy just as often as he is in the NFL, so we think his impact will be minimal.

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  Redskins | Pierre Garcon a hot commodity    Thu Feb 9, 09:17 PM

Washington Redskins impending free-agent WR Pierre Garcon is expected to be pursued by the Los Angeles Rams, Philadelphia Eagles, Dallas Cowboys, Chicago Bears and San Francisco 49ers this offseason.

Footballguys view: Plenty of teams will be interested, and we think Washington is the front-runner though any of the other teams could back a money-truck up to his house and dump cash on the lawn. Garcon is a limited player at this point in his career but teams like the Rams and Eagles especially could use a veteran presence at wideout.

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  Redskins | Redskins might let Chris Baker walk    Thu Feb 9, 07:22 PM

Washington Redskins DL Chris Baker is expected 'to want significantly more' than the team is willing to pay when he becomes a free agent. Washington is said to be 'lukewarm' on the 29-year-old.

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  Redskins | Bashaud Breeland could move to safety    Thu Feb 9, 07:09 PM

The Washington Redskins have discussed moving CB Bashaud Breeland to safety, but some within the organization would rather leave him at cornerback.

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  Redskins | 'High likelihood' Kirk Cousins is tagged?    Thu Feb 9, 07:02 PM

Washington Redskins QB Kirk Cousins and the team have shown 'no indications that the sides are venturing closer in negotiations' and as a result, Mike Jones of the Washington Post believes there is a 'high likelihood' that Cousins receives the franchise tag for the second straight year. That means he'd receive a raise in salary from $20 million to $24 million for the upcoming campaign, but the Redskins would lose all future leverage in trying to lock him up after that.

Footballguys view: Considering the dearth of free agent quarterbacks who can start, there's no way Washington doesn't get this done. On the other hand. Cousins has all the leverage, so it will cost them. Without Cousins, Washington is rebuilding again and that would be a disaster. He took some good strides this year, and can improve more though he is unlikely to ever be a top-shelf quarterback.

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  Redskins | Pierre Garcon wants to remain a Redskin    Thu Feb 9, 06:45 PM

Washington Redskins WR Pierre Garcon said he wants to remain with the team next season.

Footballguys view: We think it's more likely he remains with the team and helps Washington keep building as Josh Doctson gets up to speed than DeSean Jackson. Garcon isn't terribly effective from a fantasy standpoint, but even if that's the case keeping him makes good NFL sense for Washington.

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  Redskins | WAS has not talked with DeSean Jackson    Thu Feb 9, 12:24 PM

Washington Redskins impending free-agent WR DeSean Jackson has not talked with the team about new contract at this point.

Footballguys view: Jackson's been hot and cold in Washington, and as he is getting on in years it might be that the team is looking to move in another direction. With Josh Doctson returning from injury, they might look to let Jackson go. We like Doctson, but losing Jackson and Pierre Garcon could hamper the offense. We think Garcon might have a better chance to stick.

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  Redskins | Josh Doctson could see 100 targets in 2017    Wed Feb 8, 10:50 PM

Washington Redskins WR Josh Doctson should get over 100 targets next season if DeSean Jackson and Pierre Garcon depart via free agency, according to CSN Mid-Atlantic's Rich Tandler, who also projected 65 catches for 850 yards for the team's first-round pick last spring.

Footballguys view: Well, the key phrase there is "if." Doctson has a lot to prive before anyone relies on him, so we'd be shocked if Washington dumped both receivers. We would expect another addition via free agency or the draft to compete for targets.

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  Redskins | DeSean Jackson to test free agency    Tue Feb 7, 10:50 AM

Washington Redskins impending free-agent WR DeSean Jackson intends to test the open market in free agency.

Footballguys view: We could see Jackson going back to the Philadelphia Eagles in free agency. He still can get on top of a defense in a hurry, and Jackson would provide second-year QB Carson Wentz with a deep playmaker in the passing game.

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  Redskins | Pierre Garcon hasn't talked to Redskins    Tue Feb 7, 10:36 AM

Washington Redskins impending free-agent WR Pierre Garcon (Redskins) still hasn't talked with the Redskins as of Tuesday, Feb. 7, according to multiple sources.

Footballguys view: It just seems like the two sides are going to part ways. Garcon believes he can put up better numbers than he did in Washington, and there may be a team willing to take that chance. When the combine rolls around at the end of this month, it will be interesting to see if Washington begins negotiations with either Garcon or DeSean Jackson.

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  Redskins | Junior Galette already under contract    Sat Feb 4, 08:00 PM

Updating a previous story, Washington Redskins LB Junior Galette is already under contract after spending all of the 2016 season on the non-football injury list, essentially rolling over the terms of last year's agreement into the 2017 season.

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  Redskins | Torrian Gray joins Redskins staff    Sat Feb 4, 01:41 PM

The Washington Redskins have hired University of Florida assistant coach Torrian Gray as their defensive backs coach.

Footballguys view: Gray was a Virginia Tech player and long-time coach for the Hokies and now he's with one of the closest NFL franchises geographically to Blacksburg

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  Redskins | WAS optimistic about Kirk Cousins deal    Fri Feb 3, 06:58 PM

Washington Redskins president Bruce Allen said he is optimistic that the Redskins will be able to sign impending free-agent QB Kirk Cousins to a long-term deal. 'I don't think it's as complicated as everyone wants to make it. And we'll get together with his agent, and I'm sure we'll come to an agreement,' Allen said.

Footballguys view: It's not complicated, but it will be very costly for Washington to keep him. While Cousins can likely get similar contracts elsewhere, his chances of success will be lower in a different system. Washington might not want to break the bank for a quarterback with some flaws, their alternatives, such as a fragile Tony Romo or Jay Cutler in decline, aren't clearly better.

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  Redskins | Washington talks with two coaching candidates    Thu Feb 2, 01:17 PM

Former San Francisco 49ers defensive backs coach Tim Lewis and former Los Angeles Chargers defensive backs coach Chris Harris have interviewed for the Washington Redskins defensive backs coaching position, according to sources.

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  Redskins | Tim Lewis interviews with Redskins    Thu Feb 2, 10:01 AM

Former San Francisco 49ers defensive backs coach Tim Lewis recently interviewed with the Washington Redskins for their defensive backs coach vacancy.

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  Redskins | Josh Doctson could start in 2017    Wed Feb 1, 04:57 PM

Washington Redskins WR Josh Doctson (Achilles') could be a starting option for the Redskins next season if the team is not able to re-sign impending free-agent WRs DeSean Jackson and Pierre Garcon and if Doctson completely recovers from his Achilles' tendon injury.

Footballguys view: Doctson's achilles issue is still a bit shadowy and the team seemed frustrated at times with the lack of progress. Even if both of the veterans walk in free agency, Washington could feel compelled to invest in another starting quality wideout.

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  Redskins | Junior Galette returning to Redskins    Tue Jan 31, 05:40 PM

Washington Redskins impending free-agent LB Junior Galette announced Tuesday, Jan. 31, that he will re-sign with Washington Wednesday, Feb. 1.

Footballguys view: Galette's contract will be his third with Washington despite not yet playing a regular season down for the team. He has torn each of his achilles tendons the last two summers after leaving the Saints under the shadow of a domestic violence incident. He would provide the defense with much needed edge rush presence if he can return to form in 2017.

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  Redskins | Kory Lichtensteiger may be on bubble    Mon Jan 30, 06:58 PM

Washington Redskins C Kory Lichtensteiger could be released this offseason since he lost his starting job during the season, and the team would save $3.5 million in salary cap space if he is cut. Lichtensteiger could also be asked to restructure his contract.

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  Redskins | Bennie Logan could be FA target for WAS    Mon Jan 30, 12:02 PM

Impending free-agent DT Bennie Logan will be targeted by the Washington Redskins if the Philadelphia Eagles allow him to hit the open market, according to a source.

Footballguys view: Logan is a durable run stuffer who Washington knows well from facing him twice a year. The Eagles have decent depth behind Logan, including Beau Allen, so they might not prioritize him in free agency. Washington has a lot more cap room than Philadelphia, but they need to make a decision on quarterback Kirk Cousins, so that complicate big free agent decisions. Chances are, Logan will end up somewhere other than Philadelphia next season.

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  Redskins | Spencer Long could see extension    Mon Jan 30, 10:50 AM

Washington Redskins C Spencer Long could receive a contract extension this offseason, in the opinion of beat writer Rich Tandler.

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  Redskins | Aubrey Pleasant offered promotion    Sun Jan 29, 10:08 AM

The Washington Redskins have offered assistant secondary coach Aubrey Pleasant their defensive backs coach position, although he hasn't accepted the promotion yet. The Los Angeles Rams are also believed to have interest in Pleasant.

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  Redskins | Kirk Cousins happy with OC choice    Sat Jan 28, 01:34 PM

Washington Redskins impending free-agent QB Kirk Cousins said he is happy that the Redskins named Matt Cavanaugh as their offensive coordinator because he would not have to learn a new offense if he re-signs with the Redskins.

Footballguys view: The Cousins situation is one to watch this offseason. The team may franchise tag him again if they can't get a long-term contract done. There's also the speculation that a Kyle Shanahan led 49ers team could make a trade for the veteran passer. If he stays in Washington, expect a revamped group of receivers around him as both Pierre Garcon and DeSean Jackson should leave via free agency.

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  Redskins | Kirk Cousins played well against Dallas    Fri Jan 27, 08:18 PM

Washington Redskins QB Kirk Cousins went 69-for-99 for 813 yards, four touchdowns and one interception against the Dallas Cowboys this season.

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  Redskins | Kirk Cousins willing to play under tag    Thu Jan 26, 02:13 PM

Washington Redskins impending free-agent QB Kirk Cousins said he would be willing to play under the franchise tag if the Redskins place it on him for the second straight year.

Footballguys view: Cousins isn't a top tier quarterback by any means, but he's solid and Washington is going to find a way to keep him. Last year they gambled he would plateau a little and tagged him, but he improved which means he will cost more money. It's unlikely they do that again, though a short term use so they can buy time to negotiate makes sense.

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  Redskins | Josh Doctson not fully cleared    Wed Jan 25, 11:25 AM

Washington Redskins WR Josh Doctson (Achilles') has yet to be cleared to run full without restrictions, according to head coach Jay Gruden.

Footballguys view: Doctson was the team's first-round pick in 2016, but he was limited to only two games during his rookie season. They'll likely be losing both Pierre Garcon and DeSean Jackson in free agency this offseason, so Doctson will be in for a large role in 2017.

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  Redskins | WAS president says Kirk Cousins will stay    Tue Jan 24, 11:44 PM

Washington Redskins QB Kirk Cousins will return in 2017, according to team president Bruce Allen. When asked, on a scale of 1-to-10, the likelihood of Cousins being back with the club next season, Allen said he'd put it as a '10.' He also added, 'Yeah, Kirk is our quarterback. He's played well the last two years. I know there's other speculation, but it doesn't come from the Redskins.'

Footballguys view: Cousins is set to hit the open market, but we don't think he reaches that point. Washington will either move to place the franchise tag on him for the second year in a row, or they will get a long-term deal done. There have been rumblings about the 49ers (perhaps led by Kyle Shanahan) making a run at Cousins, but all that talk might be a bit premature.

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  Redskins | Kirk Cousins should return    Tue Jan 24, 06:02 PM

Washington Redskins QB Kirk Cousins is expected to return to the Redskins, according to head coach Jay Gruden. Cousins will be on the free-agent market this offseason.

Footballguys view: Cousins is set to be on the open market, but we think Washington finds a way to keep him around. That may be through placing the franchise tag on him for the second year in a row. They could always come to an agreement on a new long-term contract as well. There's also the buzz building about the 49ers making a run at Cousins -- even if he's tagged -- if (when?) Kyle Shanahan becomes their new head coach.

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  Redskins | Washington to keep 3-4 defense    Mon Jan 23, 06:14 PM

Washington Redskins defensive coordinator Greg Manusky said the team will continue to use the 3-4 defensive alignment as their base defense.

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  Redskins | Nick Sundberg re-signs    Mon Jan 23, 05:12 PM

Washington Redskins LS Nick Sundberg was re-signed to a four-year contract Monday, Jan. 23. Financial terms were not disclosed.

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  Redskins | Jim Tomsula hired to Redskins staff    Mon Jan 23, 10:13 AM

Former San Francisco 49ers head coach Jim Tomsula was hired by the Washington Redskins as defensive line coach Monday, Jan. 23.

Footballguys view: The head coach for the 49ers in 2015, Tomsula sat back and took some time off in 2016 (and still got paid). He failed as a head coach, but Tomsula is one of the most respected defensive line coaches in the league and should thrive back at his natural spot.

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  Redskins | Matt Cavanaugh promoted to OC    Mon Jan 23, 10:08 AM

Washington Redskins quarterbacks coach Matt Cavanaugh was promoted to offensive coordinator Monday, Jan. 23.

Footballguys view: With Sean McVay moving on to Los Angeles (Rams) to be the youngest head coach in the NFL, Washington makes a good move by promoting Cavanaugh. He was last an offensive coordinator in the NFL with the Ravens from 1999-2004.

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  Redskins | Matt Cavanaugh an OC candidate for WAS    Sun Jan 22, 01:02 PM

Washington Redskins quarterbacks coach Matt Cavanaugh is in negotiations with the team to become their new offensive coordinator, according to a source.

Footballguys view: With former OC Sean McVay moving on to be the head coach for the Rams, the opening is there for Cavanaugh. Even with the expected promotion for Cavanaugh, Washington head coach Jay Gruden is likely to be calling plays in 2017.

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  Redskins | Greg Manusky named DC    Sun Jan 22, 11:37 AM

The Washington Redskins have promoted outside linebackers coach Greg Manusky to the defensive coordinator position, according to a source.

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  Redskins | Washington would like Vernon Davis back    Sat Jan 21, 12:42 PM

Washington Redskins impending free-agent TE Vernon Davis is a player the Redskins would like to re-sign this offseason.

Footballguys view: Davis filled in nicely for an injured Jordan Reed this year, compiling 44 catches for 583 yards and two touchdowns. He was signed to a one-year "prove it" deal in 2016, so Davis may want a larger payday in 2017. Davis was a good fit with Washington, and we have a feeling they'll be able to keep him around at a good price.

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  Redskins | Brandon Scherff won't play in Pro Bowl    Sat Jan 21, 10:37 AM

The Washington Redskins have announced that OG Brandon Scherff (ankle) will not play in the Pro Bowl Jan. 29.

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  Redskins | Jordan Reed to skip Pro Bowl    Sat Jan 21, 10:09 AM

The Washington Redskins have announced that TE Jordan Reed (shoulder) will not play in the Pro Bowl Jan. 29.

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  Redskins | Rob Kelley underwent knee surgery    Fri Jan 20, 11:54 PM

Washington Redskins RB Rob Kelley (knee) underwent a minor surgery following the end of the season to repair the meniscus in his right knee. He is expected to need only two to three weeks to fully recover.

Footballguys view: Kelley's procedure is considered minor, and he was able to play with the (likely meniscus) injury over the last two games of the season. He'll be the lead back for Washington in 2017, but Kelley is just a two-down banger with little receiving ability. Expect Washington to use a change-of-pace back behind Kelley.

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