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  Redskins | Evan Spencer could have concussion    Sat Aug 29, 10:00 PM

Washington Redskins WR Evan Spencer (head) is questionable to return against the Baltimore Ravens Saturday, Aug. 29, and he is being evaluated for a concussion.

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  Redskins | No decision on Washington QB starter    Sat Aug 29, 03:40 PM

Washington Redskins QBs Kirk Cousins and Robert Griffin III still don't know who will start Week 1, according to a source. It was previously reported that Cousins was expected to start Week 1 over Griffin.

Footballguys view: There are plenty of reporters around that team who indicate that Kirk Cousins is going to start in Week 1 of the regular season. It's seems to be up in the air right now, but we won't be shocked if Cousins is the starter for Washington when the regular season gets here.

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Robert Griffin III player page
Kirk Cousins player page


  Redskins | Robert Griffin can practice    Sat Aug 29, 03:16 PM

Washington Redskins QB Robert Griffin III is allowed to practice without contact following tests, according to a source.

Footballguys view: Griffin is on shaky ground right now. Reports are coming in from all over the place indicating that he's out as the starter and Kirk Cousins is in. We'll see when he can get back into action after this latest injury.

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  Redskins | Kirk Cousins to start Week 1?    Sat Aug 29, 11:24 AM

Washington Redskins QB Kirk Cousins is expected to be the starting quarterback for the team's Week 1 game, according to sources.

Footballguys view: Should anyone really be surprised with this news? Robert Griffin has not stayed healthy, and he's in a make-or-break year. The team could be moving to remove him as the starter and give Cousins the chance to prove himself. Washington is a mess right now, and fantasy owners should stay away from this quarterback situation.

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  Redskins | Kirk Cousins to start Saturday    Sat Aug 29, 10:14 AM

Washington Redskins QB Kirk Cousins will be the starting quarterback for the third preseason game Saturday, Aug. 29, since QB Robert Griffin III (concussion) has not been cleared to play.

Footballguys view: Cousins could begin the regular season as the starter if Griffin is not ready. There's a chance the team could just turn to Cousins as their guy even if Griffin comes back from his concussion.

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  Redskins | Robert Griffin not cleared to play    Fri Aug 28, 07:09 PM

Washington Redskins QB Robert Griffin III (concussion) has not been cleared to play in the third preseason game Saturday, Aug. 29, and will be reevaluated in one to two weeks.

Footballguys view: This keeps getting odder and odder. Griffin is already down to a QB3 for us and we really dislike the whole situation in Washington. We're not surprised he's concussed though, because we have eyes and watched him get hammered for a quarter and a half behind a terrible offensive line.

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Robert Griffin III player page


  Redskins | Jamison Crowder a game-time decision    Fri Aug 28, 03:11 PM

Washington Redskins WR Jamison Crowder (hamstring) will be a game-time decision for the third preseason game because of a hamstring injury. The team may hold him out so he can play in the final preseason game.

Footballguys view: Crowder has just enough speed and skill in tight coverage to make big plays out of the slot. Lack of consistency has tripped him up but overall he does well and if people get hurt and he gets healthy, then he could get a shot. He might return some punts though, if your league gives you points for it. But at best he is a WR8 or WR9.

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  Redskins | Ryan Kerrigan out Saturday    Fri Aug 28, 02:16 PM

Washington Redskins LB Ryan Kerrigan (knee) won't play in the third preseason game Saturday, Aug. 29, as a precaution.

Footballguys view: This defense is a hot mess and we'd avoid the team defense for fantasy purposes. Kerrigan himself is a decent LB3 or spot starter in Individual Defensive Player formats.

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  Redskins | Robert Griffin cleared    Thu Aug 27, 07:04 PM

Washington Redskins QB Robert Griffin III (concussion) has been cleared to play Saturday, Aug. 29, against the Baltimore Ravens.

Footballguys view: Griffin is in a make-or-break season with Washington. He needs to stay healthy, impress and start playing up to the potential he showed as a rookie back in 2012. We're not counting on it, and fantasy owners should only consider Griffin a QB3.

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Robert Griffin III player page


  Redskins | Junior Galette may have torn Achilles'    Wed Aug 26, 02:21 PM

Washington Redskins LB Junior Galette (Achilles') may have suffered a torn Achilles', according to a team source.

Footballguys view: Washington picked up the controversial pass-rusher earlier this year to boost their defense. Now, it looks like the deal will be for nothing.

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  Redskins | Robert Griffin won't be benched    Tue Aug 25, 05:21 PM

Washington Redskins QB Robert Griffin III (concussion) practiced fully Tuesday, Aug. 25, and didn't experience any setbacks from the concussion he's been recovering from. Head coach Jay Gruden said he hasn't thought of using backup quarterbacks. Gruden also said he hasn't considered benching Griffin because of his lack of effectiveness.

Footballguys view: They'll roll him out there and if last week is any indication, leave him there behind one of the worst performing offensive lines in the NFL. Hopefully they pull Griffin before he gets hurt, but even if he survives the rest of the preseason, we still don't like his prospects in what seems like a toxic situation--especially with his lack of progress in improving his game. We see him as a QB3 with upside, but that upside might not emerge in Washington with Jay Gruden.

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Robert Griffin III player page


  Redskins | DeSean Jackson may not play Saturday    Tue Aug 25, 05:06 PM

Washington Redskins WR DeSean Jackson's (shoulder) chances of playing Saturday, Aug. 29, against the Baltimore Ravens are pretty slim, according to head coach Jay Gruden. Jackson has been dealing with a shoulder sprain.

Footballguys view: It's funny how they team is cautious with Jackson, but willing to watch Robert Griffin III get crushed behind that horrible offensive line for a quarter and a half. Almost makes you wonder how much head coach Jay Gruden wants Griffin there. Washington knows what Jackson has a lot to offer of course, as do fantasy owners. We see him as a WR2/WR3, and we expect good things from him this year after he was the only good thing about last season's offense.

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  Redskins | Jordan Reed feeling fully healthy    Tue Aug 25, 04:11 PM

Washington Redskins TE Jordan Reed (hamstring) said he's feeling 100% after returning to practice Tuesday, Aug. 25. Head coach Jay Gruden said Reed looked great and has made progress. Reed admitted he still has work to do, though. '[I want to] not have any mental errors, be real sharp with the playbook and just real crisp with my footwork and routes,' Reed said. Reed said he is excited to be playing this weekend.

Footballguys view: It's not the hammy that worries us, it's the propensity for injuries across the board. Well, that and the frighteningly messy state of the quarterback competition. We see Reed as no more than a TE2, and a bit of a dicey one at that unless somehow this offense gets its act together.

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  Redskins | Robert Griffin looks OK in practice    Tue Aug 25, 10:12 AM

Washington Redskins QB Robert Griffin III (concussion) looked OK in practice Sunday, Aug. 23, which is a good sign for him.

Footballguys view: Griffin is in a make-or-break year with Washington. He needs to stay healthy and show the confidence and ability he displayed as a rookie in 2012. So far, this season is off to a rough start.

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  Redskins | DeAngelo Hall practices some    Mon Aug 24, 02:08 AM

Washington Redskins CB DeAngelo Hall (toe) returned to practice for individual drills Sunday, Aug. 23.

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  Redskins | DeSean Jackson limited    Mon Aug 24, 01:07 AM

Washington Redskins WR DeSean Jackson (shoulder) returned to practice for individual drills Sunday, Aug. 23.

Footballguys view: Washington is going to take it easy on Jackson as he returns. Reports indicate that Jackson will be ready for the regular-season dress rehearsal (aka Week 3 of the preseason).

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  Redskins | Robert Griffin to see neurologist    Sun Aug 23, 04:11 PM

Washington Redskins QB Robert Griffin III (concussion) has been cleared for 'non-contact' activity in practice, according to head coach Jay Gruden. He has no effects of a concussion but is still scheduled to see a neurologist.

Footballguys view: If Griffin has been cleared for "non contact" activity, but still is going to see a neurologist, we're not out of the woods on this concussion yet. Either way it feels like a matter of when, not if Griffin's tenure as Washington quarterback is over.

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Robert Griffin III player page


  Redskins | Robert Griffin practicing    Sun Aug 23, 02:37 PM

Washington Redskins QB Robert Griffin III (concussion) is fully participating in practice Sunday, Aug. 23.

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  Redskins | Doubts about RG III setting in    Sat Aug 22, 07:17 PM

Washington Redskins QB Robert Griffin III (concussion) has doubts lingering from 'people in the building' that believe the team needs to make a change at quarterback, according to ESPN980's Jason Reid.

Footballguys view: This is nothing new, as everyone has long thought that head coach Jay Gruden isn't a fan of Griffin's. If you look at the play selection during the last preseason game, which seemed much more protective of Colt McCoy and Kirk Cousins than it was of Griffin, so there's some smoke and maybe some fire. We'd avoid this mess, as Griffin isn't in an offense which suits him and cannot stay healthy anyway.

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  Redskins | Robert Griffin hit often    Fri Aug 21, 08:03 PM

Washington Redskins QB Robert Griffin III (concussion, stinger) was sacked three times and hit several other times during the second preseason game Thursday, Aug. 20, and had to leave the game because of a concussion and a stinger. Griffin was hit twice by unblocked rushers during the game. OG Brandon Scherff said the offensive line's play was unacceptable.

Footballguys view: Griffin's confidence seems to be broken because of previous injury and the fact this offensive line is not protecting him well enough. We'll see if he can get healthy and start producing on a level near what he did as a rookie.

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Robert Griffin III player page


  Redskins | Colt McCoy, Kirk Cousins battling    Fri Aug 21, 07:58 PM

Washington Redskins QB Colt McCoy replaced QB Robert Griffin III (concussion, shoulder) when he was injured in the preseason game Thursday, Aug. 20, not QB Kirk Cousins.

Footballguys view: Keep an eye on this situation in deeper leagues. Cousins is expected to be the backup entering the season, but head coach Jay Gruden said it remains an 'open competition' for the backup job.

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  Redskins | Derek Carrier acquired    Fri Aug 21, 06:06 PM

San Francisco 49ers TE Derek Carrier was acquired by the Washington Redskins Friday, Aug. 21, in exchange for a conditional fifth-round draft choice.

Footballguys view: Carrier is quite the athlete, with a 4.5 40, 38" vertical and ridiculous quickness/agility times (4.08 SS 6.65 three cone) for a 6'3" 240 pound tight end. He was behind Vernon Davis in San Francisco, but he'll get a chance for significant playing time in Washington.

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  Redskins | Matt Jones has solid outing    Fri Aug 21, 04:39 PM

Washington Redskins RB Matt Jones showed balance, speed and the ability to break to the outside during the team's second preseason game Thursday, Aug. 20.

Footballguys view: Jones size and footwork combination was stunning on at least one run and he looked like a potential threat to play on more than just passing downs. He should be a late round target and ding against Alfred Morris's value.

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  Redskins | Robert Griffin's injury minor    Fri Aug 21, 10:57 AM

Updating previous reports, Washington Redskins QB Robert Griffin III (concussion) is believed to have a minor concussion, and he could play next week, according to a source.

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  Redskins | No timetable for Robert Griffin III    Thu Aug 20, 10:56 PM

Washington Redskins QB Robert Griffin III (concussion) has no timetable for his return, but he is the starter when healthy, head coach Jay Gruden said Thursday, Aug. 20.

Footballguys view: Griffin will go through the concussion protocol, and he'll be able to return to practice when he's cleared. Stay tuned.

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Robert Griffin III player page


  Redskins | Robert Griffin III has concussion    Thu Aug 20, 10:46 PM

Washington Redskins QB Robert Griffin III (concussion) suffered a concussion in a preseason game Thursday, Aug. 20, but his shoulder is fine after suffering a stinger, according to head coach Jay Gruden.

Footballguys view: Griffin will now go through the NFL protocol for dealing with concussions. There's no timetable for his return.

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  Redskins | Robert Griffin III won't return    Thu Aug 20, 09:16 PM

Washington Redskins QB Robert Griffin III (head, shoulder) will not return to the preseason game against the Detroit Lions Thursday, Aug. 20, after suffering a stinger and a possible head injury.

Footballguys view: They'll be cautious with him from here on out, but again, here is a quarterback in a system which does too little to protect him, being unable to avoid big hits. Whether Griffin just cannot bring himself to duck out of bounds or is not aware enough to know he has to, we say avoid him this season.

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  Redskins | Robert Griffin III suffers stinger    Thu Aug 20, 08:32 PM

Washington Redskins QB Robert Griffin III (head, shoulder) left the preseason game against the Detroit Lions in the second quarter Thursday, Aug. 20, after suffering a shoulder stinger. He spent three minutes on the ground with a trainer after several Detroit players landed on his arm following a fumble. Griffin was also required to go through the NFL's concussion protocol.

Footballguys view: The hits keep on coming for Griffin - literally in this case. Griffin continues to show an unwillingness or inability to avoid hits and is in an offense which does not do enough to protect him. He may also have suffered a head injury. We'd avoid him this season despite his ability, as the situation and his injury history are too great a risk.

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  Redskins | Several others expected to sit    Thu Aug 20, 06:54 PM

Washington Redskins WR Jamison Crowder (hamstring), CBs DeAngelo Hall (toe) and Bashaud Breeland (knee), LBs Ryan Kerrigan (knee), Junior Galette (undisclosed) and Will Compton (undisclosed), DE Frank Kearse (undisclosed) and OT Trent Williams (undisclosed) are not expected to play Thursday, Aug. 20, versus the Detroit Lions.

Footballguys view: A lot of these players are veterans getting a break. Don't be worried until they miss Week 3 when the starters get the most time.

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Junior Galette player page
Ryan Kerrigan player page
Frank Kearse player page
Will Compton player page
Bashaud Breeland player page
Jamison Crowder player page


  Redskins | Jordan Reed likely sidelined    Thu Aug 20, 06:27 PM

Washington Redskins TE Jordan Reed (hamstring) is not expected to play Thursday, Aug. 20, against the Detroit Lions.

Footballguys view: Washington will use kid gloves now that Niles Paul is done for the year. Reed has had concussion issues in the past, so they will be very careful. We don't like the setup for him in this offense at all, nor his injury issues, so we wouldn't see him as more than a TE2, and a low end one at that.

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  Redskins | DeSean Jackson probably sitting    Thu Aug 20, 06:19 PM

Washington Redskins WR DeSean Jackson (shoulder) is not expected to play against the Detroit Lions Thursday, Aug. 20.

Footballguys view: We hope that Jackson is OK, but will only truly worry if he misses next week, the important Week 3 game where the starters play. If healthy, we have Jackson as a low end WR2 or a very good WR3.

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  Redskins | Ryan Kerrigan expected to miss game    Thu Aug 20, 01:03 PM

Washington Redskins LB Ryan Kerrigan (knee) is not expected to play in the second preseason game. Kerrigan is coming off offseason knee surgery.

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  Redskins | Jamison Crowder unlikely to play    Thu Aug 20, 12:41 PM

Washington Redskins WR Jamison Crowder (hamstring) likely will not play in the second preseason game, according to head coach Jay Gruden.

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  Redskins | Pierre Garcon working with QB    Wed Aug 19, 01:07 PM

Washington Pierre Garcon has been participating in extra work with QB Robert Griffin III to make sure they are on the same page when the season starts.

Footballguys view: There are some who are believing in a Garcon bounceback this year. At the very least this could help if Griffin remains the starter.

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Robert Griffin III player page


  Redskins | Jordan Reed may play Week 3 of preseason    Tue Aug 18, 06:04 PM

Washington Redskins TE Jordan Reed (hamstring) is hopeful for Week 3 of the preseason, against the Baltimore Ravens.

Footballguys view: The team needs Reed to get healthy, stay healthy, and produce this year. Niles Paul (leg) has been lost for the year, and they also lost Logan Paulsen (toe) to a season-ending injury. If healthy, Reed has the talent to perform like a TE2 with TE1 upside for fantasy owners.

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  Redskins | DeAngelo Hall hopes to play    Mon Aug 17, 01:36 PM

Washington Redskins CB DeAngelo Hall (toe) said he hopes to be able to play in the second preseason game after X-rays on his injured toe came back negative. Hall is dealing with soreness and swelling in the toe at this point.

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  Redskins | Robert Griffin confident in abilities    Mon Aug 17, 01:32 PM

Washington Redskins QB Robert Griffin III said he believes he is the best quarterback in the NFL because he is a competitor and looks to improve each day. 'Any athlete at any level, if they concede to someone else, they're not a top competitor, they're not trying to be the best that they can be. There's guys in this league that have done way more than me. But, I still view myself as the best because that's what I work toward every single day,' Griffin said.

Footballguys view: This feels more like Griffin trying to talk himself into having this mindset than actually just being transparent. His play the last two years indicated anything but confidence in himself. Perhaps he has gotten back on the horse this year, but until we see it in a regular season game, he's only an upside QB2 and not worth drafting in short bench leagues.

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  Redskins | DeAngelo Hall idle Monday    Mon Aug 17, 08:51 AM

Washington Redskins CB DeAngelo Hall (toe) is out of the walkthrough Monday, Aug. 17.

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  Redskins | DeAngelo Hall leaves with toe injury    Sun Aug 16, 08:31 PM

Washington Redskins CB DeAngelo Hall (toe) left practice with an injured toe Sunday, Aug. 16.

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  Redskins | Ernst Brun added    Sun Aug 16, 02:56 PM

Undrafted free-agent TE Ernst Brun (Iowa State) signed with the Washington Redskins Sunday, Aug. 16. Terms of the contract were not disclosed.

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  Redskins | Silas Redd waived/injured    Sun Aug 16, 02:53 PM

Washington Redskins RB Silas Redd (knee) was waived/injured Sunday, Aug. 16.

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  Redskins | Niles Paul, Logan Paulsen placed on IR    Sun Aug 16, 02:51 PM

Washington Redskins TE Niles Paul (ankle) and TE Logan Paulsen (toe) were placed on the Reserve/Injured list Sunday, Aug. 16.

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  Redskins | Jordan Reed could miss preseason game    Sun Aug 16, 10:32 AM

Washington Redskins TE Jordan Reed (hamstring) may not play in the second preseason game Thursday, Aug. 20, because of a hamstring injury. Reed said he hopes to be able to dress for the game.

Footballguys view: Reed is the last man standing among the top three Washington tight ends, but it might more like last man limping right now. He's still only a boom/bust TE2 despite the increased opportunity and his propensity to get hurt is why.

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  Redskins | Zach Miller not an option    Sun Aug 16, 10:22 AM

Free-agent TE Zach Miller (undisclosed) is not an option for the Washington Redskins because he is not healthy at this point.

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  Redskins | Robert Griffin III throwing well    Sat Aug 15, 09:21 PM

Washington Redskins QB Robert Griffin III hit WR Rashad Ross and WR Pierre Garcon in stride on deep balls in practice Saturday, Aug. 15, and he connected with WR Evan Spencer in the red zone.

Footballguys view: We like what Griffin showed in Washington's preseason opener. He wasn't necessarily flashy, but he did show well from the pocket. His numbers (4-of-8, 36 yards) won't blow anybody away, but Garcon did drop what would have been a 61-yard touchdown on the opening drive. Griffin needs to be more consistent as the starter in what is a make-or-break season for him in Washington.

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Robert Griffin III player page
Rashad Ross player page
Evan Spencer player page


  Redskins | Jordan Reed expects to play next game    Sat Aug 15, 06:25 PM

Washington Redskins TE Jordan Reed (hamstring) said Saturday, Aug. 15, he expects to return to practice next week, and he hopes to play in the second preseason game, against the Detroit Lions.

Footballguys view: Washington needs to be super cautious with Reed after losing Niles Paul and Logan Paulsen for the season due to injury. If healthy, Reed can produce as a reliable target with some big-play ability. He's a TE2 you can pick up in the last few rounds of your draft. There is TE1 upside there, but there's also risk because of his injury history.

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  Redskins | Two players out for the year    Sat Aug 15, 03:51 PM

Washington Redskins TE Logan Paulsen (toe) and RB Silas Redd (knee) are out for the season. Paulsen will have surgery on his turf toe and Redd tore his medial collateral ligament and anterior cruciate ligament.

Footballguys view: Washington has lost two of their top three tight ends. This can't be good for an offense that is already among the worst at the quarterback position unless Robert Griffin III pulls off a stunning turnaround.

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Silas Redd player page


  Redskins | Silas Redd injury update    Fri Aug 14, 08:10 PM

Updating a previous report, Washington Redskins RB Silas Redd (knee) underwent tests on his injured knee, which revealed a torn anterior cruciate ligament and torn medial collateral ligament in his right knee.

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  Redskins | Jordan Reed expected to start    Fri Aug 14, 04:29 PM

Washington Redskins TE Jordan Reed is expected to be the starting tight end this season after TE Niles Paul (ankle) suffered a fractured ankle in the first preseason game Thursday, Aug. 13.

Footballguys view: Reed has durability problems of his own to contend with, but this does make him a decent leadoff streaming option against Miami in Week 1.

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  Redskins | Silas Redd out for season    Fri Aug 14, 03:31 PM

Washington Redskins RB Silas Redd (knee) suffered an injury to his anterior cruciate ligament during the first preseason game Thursday, Aug. 13, and will miss the entire 2015 season, according to a source.

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