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  Redskins | Vernon Davis hurt groin    Mon May 30, 03:15 PM

Washington Redskins TE Vernon Davis (groin) tweaked his groin during organized team activities Tuesday, May 24. Davis said he will be back and ready to go again this week.

Footballguys view: Davis is unlikely to do much with his new team. The Broncos traded for him last year in the season, and Davis did next to nothing on the way to a Super Bowl championship.

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  Redskins | Matt Jones' yards after contact lacking    Sat May 28, 04:49 PM

Washington Redskins RB Matt Jones ranked 45th among running backs last season in yards after contact (1.44). He did improve in that area later in the season, averaging 1.68 yards after contact in the second half of the season.

Footballguys view: Jones is not quite "motorboat" worthy as a power back. Smaller backs like Ameer Abdullah (28th, 1.7), Ronnie Hillman (30th, 1.65) and Duke Johnson Jr. (32nd, 1.62) rank well above Jones. The league average for yards after contact per rush is 1.82 yards, so Jones clearly has a ton of room for improvement. By comparison, Thomas Rawls led the league with an average of 2.68 yards after contact per rush.

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  Redskins | Josh Doctson could make red-zone impact    Sat May 28, 02:16 PM

Washington Redskins rookie WR Josh Doctson can be a great weapon in the red zone for the Redskins, according to QB Kirk Cousins. 'It's very natural for him to go up and catch [the contested pass],' Cousins said. 'He can run well. He has got great size. Having a guy like Josh could also be a great weapon in the red zone.'

Footballguys view: We could see that. Doctson was used to getting targeted heavily during his college career at Wyoming then TCU. He's a "plus-possession" receiver who is fearless when running routes over the middle. Doctson has great "my ball" mentality and he can win at the point of the catch regularly. As a rookie, Doctson will be competing for targets behind outside starters DeSean Jackson and Pierre Garcon.

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  Redskins | Kirk Cousins talks up Jamison Crowder    Sat May 28, 02:09 PM

Washington Redskins WRs Jamison Crowder will come into his second season with more confidence and common sense, according to QB Kirk Cousins. Cousins said Crowder has a natural sense of how to get open, knows how to run different routes, has great natural hands and can break away after the catch.

Footballguys view: A fourth-round pick out of Duke in the 2015 NFL draft, Crowder had a productive rookie season for Washington. He snared 59 catches for 604 yards and two touchdowns in 16 games. Crowder is quick and can get open against tight coverage. His numbers should dip this year with the addition of first-round WR Josh Doctson (TCU). We still have a lot of love for Crowder in dynasty leagues.

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  Redskins | Junior Galette out until training camp    Thu May 26, 11:26 PM

Washington Redskins LB Junior Galette (Achilles') took part in individual exercises during OTAs Wednesday, May 25, and head coach Jay Gruden said Gallete could probably practice but will be held out until training camp in July.

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  Redskins | Kendall Fuller on the field    Wed May 25, 10:35 PM

Washington Redskins CB Kendall Fuller (knee) participated in team drills during organized team activities Wednesday, May 25.

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  Redskins | Niles Paul practices    Wed May 25, 10:29 PM

Washington Redskins TE Niles Paul (ankle) participated in team drills during organized team activities Wednesday, May 25.

Footballguys view: Paul is stuck behind Jordan Reed if Reed is healthy, as the latter had 952 yards and 11 touchdowns in just 14 games. Paul missed all of last season after he had a gruesome ankle injury but is already well ahead of his rehab schedule.

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  Redskins | Josh Doctson limited    Wed May 25, 10:15 PM

Washington Redskins WR Josh Doctson (Achilles') was limited during organized team activities Wednesday, May 25, because of a sore Achilles' tendon.

Footballguys view: Some see him as a threat to Pierre Garcon's job, but he'll have to prove he can handle the load. Rookie wide receivers struggle with an NFL playbook, which is why they are very dangerous to rely on in year one.

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  Redskins | Chris Thompson likely to miss workouts    Wed May 25, 10:14 PM

Washington Redskins RB Chris Thompson (shoulder) likely will not participate in any of the offseason workouts because he is still recovering from shoulder surgery.

Footballguys view: We think he will be a nice change of pace for Matt Jones, though Jones will still probably get the bulk of the work. Still, we saw Thompson carry the load a bit last season, so if Jones falters, Thompson becomes more valuable. He's certainly a solid handcuff for Jones owners.

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  Redskins |Two linebackers hurting    Wed May 25, 03:37 PM

Washington Redskins LB Junior Galette (Achilles') will be out until training camp while he recovers from his Achilles' injury, according to head coach Jay Gruden. Gruden also said that LB Perry Riley (foot) is in a walking boot and is having his injured foot rechecked after feeling soreness.

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  Redskins | Niles Paul has added weight    Wed May 25, 03:34 PM

Washington Redskins TE Niles Paul appears to have bulked up this offseason as the Redskins started organized team activities this week. Paul gained at least 20 pounds last offseason but lost all of that weight while sitting out due to his ankle injury.

Footballguys view: Paul is a good reserve TE for Washington, but he's not going to do much so long as Jordan Reed is healthy. With Vernon Davis behind Reed, Paul is not a number three TE.

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  Redskins | DeSean Jackson not at workouts    Wed May 25, 03:26 PM

Washington Redskins WR DeSean Jackson has not participated in voluntary workouts this week, but he has visited the Redskins.

Footballguys view: This doesn't sound like a big deal. There are some veterans who just decide to workout on their own as the voluntary portion of the offseason continues. Head coach Jay Gruden said Jackson knows what kind of shape he has to be in and does expect him to participate in other voluntary workouts.

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  Redskins | Pierre Thomas an option for Washington    Wed May 25, 12:51 AM

Free-agent RB Pierre Thomas (Redskins) is still receiving interest from the Washington Redskins, but Thomas may want to wait until the season begins before signing with a team like he did last season.

Footballguys view: Thomas proved last year at the end of the season (specifically in Week 16 against the Eagles) that he still has a little something left in the tank. Washington is set with Matt Jones as their starter, and we like rookie Keith Marshall as a potential starter someday. If Thomas is added, the team would likely use him as a change-of-pace back only.

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  Redskins | Washington not looking at Arian Foster    Wed May 25, 12:45 AM

Free-agent RB Arian Foster (Achilles') does not appear to be an option for the Washington Redskins at this point.

Footballguys view: Washington is not one of the teams that has shown interest and actually reached out to Foster this offseason. The Dolphins, Seahawks, Broncos and Patriots--and maybe the Chargers--could show interest in Foster when he's able to pass a physical.

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  Redskins | Shawn Lauvao may not be ready for OTAs    Sun May 22, 05:41 PM

Washington Redskins OG Shawn Lauvao (foot, ankle) likely will not be able to participate in organized team activities because of the injury he suffered during the 2015 season.

Footballguys view: Reports indicate that Lauvao has undergone five surgeries (and maybe more) since October. Lauvao is set to make $10 million over the next two years, but there's only $2 million remaining in dead money on his contract right now. He may not be ready for OTAs, and some question whether or not he's even going to make the final roster with Washington.

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  Redskins | Kendall Fuller nearly 100%    Thu May 19, 10:08 AM

Washington Redskins CB Kendall Fuller (knee) estimated that he is 90-95% strength and will be ready for training camp July 28. Fuller had microfracture surgery last fall to repair cartilage in his right knee. The Redskins say they're optimistic about Fuller's recovery because it was a tiny area being repaired, which meant he needed fewer incisions.

Footballguys view: It looks like he'll be the third corner behind Bashaud Breeland and Josh Norman. He could also end up covering the slot as well.

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  Redskins | Jamison Crowder to play slot    Tue May 17, 08:57 PM

Washington Redskins WR Jamison Crowder will serve as the Redskins' primary slot receiver in 2016, with WRs Pierre Garcon, DeSean Jackson and Ryan Grant also capable of playing in the slot.

Footballguys view: Where is rookie first-round pick Josh Doctson going to fit in? Crowder make plays underneath, but he lacks the 'my ball' mentality and run-after-the-catch ability of the rookie from TCU. Garcon and Jackson will start on the outside, but we think Doctson will earn more snaps than Crowder in 2016. We'll be watching closely during camp to see how things shake out in Washington's WR corps.

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  Redskins | Andre Roberts cut    Tue May 17, 08:50 AM

Washington Redskins WR Andre Roberts was released Tuesday, May 17.

Footballguys view: The move frees up nearly $4 million in cap space. Roberts lost his job to Jamison Crowder last year, and he was further buried on the depth chart when Washington added WR Josh Doctson (TCU) in the first round of the 2016 NFL draft. Roberts won't have a ton of suitors lined up for his services, but we could see him on a roster by the time training camp rolls around.

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  Redskins | Josh Doctson adjusting to new offense    Mon May 16, 10:38 PM

Washington Redskins WR Josh Doctson said he is working on learning the new routes he will have to run in the NFL. 'A lot of the routes are deeper,' Doctson said. 'A lot of deep in-breaking routes. I probably didn't run one double move in college and we have a whole arsenal of double moves here. It's a little different in and out of breaks, getting your hips around. Things like that.'

Footballguys view: Doctson was used early and often in college at TCU. He's a plus-possession receiver who can work underneath routes with ease. Doctson is fearless and has no problem pulling away from defenders after the catch. He should begin his pro career as a slot receiver behind DeSean Jackson and Pierre Garcon on the outside.

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  Redskins | Kirk Cousins expects talks to heat up    Mon May 16, 07:43 PM

Washington Redskins QB Kirk Cousins said he believes long-term contract talks will intensify closer to the July 15 deadline.

Footballguys view: Cousins has already signed his franchise tender, but the team seems intent on getting a long-term deal done. Washington GM Scot McCloughan recently said Cousins will be with the team "a long time." Deals get done at deadlines, so sometime in early July we should get more movement in this situation.

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  Redskins | No worries with Matt Jones     Mon May 16, 04:24 PM

Washington Redskins RB Matt Jones is expected to stay healthy and secure the football this season, and general manager Scot McCloughan has no concerns that he can do both. McCloughan said Jones has looked great this offseason.

Footballguys view: Jones played in only 13 games last year as a rookie, but he did enough to earn the RB36 spot in standard-scoring leagues. With Alfred Morris (Cowboys) moving on, the team is going to turn Jones as their primary back. That larger workload should catapult him into the low-end RB2 range at least. We'll see if late-round pick Keith Marshall (Georgia) can push Jones for playing time in camp.

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  Redskins | Junior Galette looking good    Mon May 16, 01:03 PM

Washington Redskins LB Junior Galette (Achilles') looks 'fast as ever,' according to LB Ryan Kerrigan. Galette said he was around 80% healthy recently.

Footballguys view: Achilles' injuries aren't as devastating as they used to be. Galette should be able to help the Washington defense as a part-time pass-rusher in 2016.

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  Redskins | Kendall Fuller expects to be ready    Sun May 15, 05:29 PM

Washington Redskins CB Kendall Fuller (knee) said he expects to be a full participant when training camp begins.

Footballguys view: The team is going to wisely take it easy on the talented rookie as he comes back from this knee injury. Fuller has not been cleared for on-field work at this point but is working with trainers on the side.

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  Redskins | Joe Gore waived    Thu May 12, 04:05 PM

Washington Redskins OT Joe Gore was waived Thursday, May 12.

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  Redskins | Josh Doctson to be red zone threat    Tue May 10, 01:17 AM

Washington Redskins WR Josh Doctson is expected to be used quite a bit, especially in the red zone. He gives the team something they did not have last season, and that is a receiver with height.

Footballguys view: Doctson accounted for about 37 percent of his offense during his final season at TCU. He's going to be a third WR for Washington behind DeSean Jackson and Pierre Garcon, but Docton can handle a much larger workload.

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  Redskins | Josh Doctson makes big money    Mon May 9, 04:47 PM

Updating a previous report, Washington Redskins WR Josh Doctson's four-year rookie deal is worth $10.049 million. It includes $9.429 in guaranteed money and a $5.508 million signing bonus.

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  Redskins | Five Redskins rookies sign    Mon May 9, 10:33 AM

Washington Redskins QB Nate Sudfeld, RB Keith Marshall, S Su'a Cravens, DT Matt Ioannidis and LB Steven Daniels signed their rookie deals Monday, May 9.

Footballguys view: We love Marshall's upside and ability. If healthy, he's easily got the ability to be a quality starter. Marshall is fast, instinctive and able to pick up yards after contact. A major knee injury caused him to miss about a year and a half in college, and that's why his draft stock was so low. Sudfeld is a big, tall pocket passer with a rocket arm.

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  Redskins | Josh Doctson signs rookie deal    Mon May 9, 10:32 AM

Washington Redskins WR Josh Doctson signed his rookie contract Monday, May 9.

Footballguys view: Doctson isn't afraid to run routes over the middle, and he's got the mindset of a no.1 WR after getting targeted almost 37 percent of the time last year at TCU. In 2016, we should see Pierre Garcon and DeSean Jackson start on the outside with Doctson working inside at slot.

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  Redskins | Josh Doctson to start eventually?    Sun May 8, 03:04 PM

Washington Redskins WR Josh Doctson could overtake either WRs Pierre Garcon or DeSean Jackson in the starting lineup at some point in 2016, in the opinion of Rich Tandler of realredskins.com.

Footballguys view: We like Doctson, but we're not so sure that he's going to start on the outside in place of Garcon or Jackson. Doctson is not a speed receiver who can stretch the field like the veteran duo already in place. Instead, the rookie from TCU will likely be asked to work the slot as a rookie. He's fearless over the middle and a good route-runner, so playing slot WR for Washington might be his best fit.

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  Redskins | Big workload for Matt Jones?    Sun May 8, 02:36 PM

Washington Redskins RB Matt Jones could see 15 to 20 carries per game this season, in the opinion of CSNWashington's Rich Tandler.

Footballguys view: Jones has a good chance of reaching that workload this year at the beginning of the season. Last year in Week 2, Jones had a monster game against the Rams with 123 rushing yards and two touchdowns. He failed to match that level of production the rest of the year, but it shows the type of potential that Jones has. If healthy, Jones should be the team's lead back. We will be watching to see if late-round pick Keith Marshall (Georgia, 2016) will be able to work his way up the depth chart.

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  Redskins | Kendall Fuller could be nickel corner    Thu May 5, 11:01 PM

Washington Redskins CB Kendall Fuller (knee) could be held out of training camp as he recovers from microfracture surgery, but he will be given an opportunity to win the nickel corner job in 2016.

Footballguys view: Fuller comes from a great football family, and he would've been drafted higher than the third round if he was fully healthy. We think he has the upside to be a fine slot corner, but he lacks the size and length to be an effective starter on the outside.

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  Redskins | Jordan Reed to work on blocking    Thu May 5, 01:51 PM

Washington Redskins TE Jordan Reed said he's going to work on his blocking technique to clean up holding fouls.

Footballguys view: We appreciate that Reed is trying to be a more well-rounded player. However, so long as he's healthy Reed will be a top fantasy asset at the TE position. Being a better blocker is great, but he's already proven that he can catch a bunch of passes and score touchdowns. His connection with QB Kirk Cousins makes him at least a top-10 fantasy TE in 2016, and he could easily be top-5 again this year.

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  Redskins | Chris Thompson on shaky ground?    Thu May 5, 12:57 PM

Washington Redskins RB Chris Thompson's spot as the backup running back to RB Matt Jones could be in jeopardy after Washington drafted speedy RB Keith Marshall in the seventh round. The Redskins could also re-sign RB Pierre Thomas, which could pose an even bigger threat to Thompson.

Footballguys view: Thompson has struggled with injuries during his brief pro career. At best, he's a speedy change-of-pace back. The rookie Marshall has the upside to be a full-time starter for the team if he gets a chance. That's a huge difference in potential between the two.

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  Redskins | Jordan Reed vital to Kirk Cousins    Thu May 5, 12:51 PM

Washington Redskins TE Jordan Reed's presence on the field successfully skewed QB Kirk Cousins' numbers in 2015. In 421 pass plays with Reed on the field, Cousins threw for 7.7 yards per attempt with a 111.9 passer rating and 24 touchdowns to four interceptions. When Reed wasn't on the field, Cousins threw for 6.2 yards per attempt with five scores, seven interceptions and a 73.3 rating in 148 plays.

Footballguys view: The advanced stats certainly show what you see on film. Reed is crucial to Washington's success through the air. Washington was 6-1 when Reed earned more than 65 receiving yards this season and 3-4 when the tight end went under that plateau.

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  Redskins | Jordan Reed agrees to extension    Thu May 5, 09:40 AM

Washington Redskins TE Jordan Reed is signing a five-year, $50 million extension Thursday, May 5, according to a source.

Footballguys view: Last year Reed finished the season as the no.2 fantasy tight end in standard-scoring leagues. If healthy, he could certainly finish near that spot again this year. He has a great connection with QB Kirk Cousins and can be a force in the red zone. Reed's deal reportedly contains $22 million in guaranteed money.

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  Redskins | Josh Doctson compared to Pro Bowler    Thu May 5, 02:14 AM

Washington Redskins rookie WR Josh Doctson has been compared to Cincinnati Bengals WR A.J. Green, a perennial Pro Bowler, by offensive coordinator Sean McVay and head coach Jay Gruden. 'When you've got a guy like that with great body control, elite ball skills, (and) a guy that has a 41-inch vert that plays like that, you see it on tape,' McVay said Wednesday, May 4.

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  Redskins | Matt Jones to have large role    Thu May 5, 02:13 AM

Washington Redskins RB Matt Jones can handle the load, and the team wants him to be the lead back and they're confident he'll jump into the starting role and be just fine. He posted 339 total offensive snaps in 2015, piling up 490 rushing yards and three touchdowns while adding 19 receptions for 304 yards and a score. Offensive coordinator Sean McVay believes Jones can be an every-down back.

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  Redskins | Josh Doctson will play outside    Wed May 4, 07:58 PM

Washington Redskins WR Josh Doctson will start out as an outside receiver, playing behind WRs DeSean Jackson and Pierre Garcon, according to offensive coordinator Sean McVay. McVay and head coach Jay Gruden see similarities between Doctson and Cincinnati Bengals WR A.J. Green. 'I think that's a great comparison, because you look at a taller, leaner player with great body control and excellent ball skills,' McVay said.

Footballguys view: This is the best spot for Doctson. He's a tall receiver who could use a little more sand in his pants. At only 202 pounds, Doctson will have to add muscle and prove that he can get open against physical coverage. We love his nose for the end zone and ability to make difficult catches seem routine.

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  Redskins | Sign Michael Cooper    Wed May 4, 05:28 PM

Free-agent TE Michael Cooper (Indiana) was signed by the Washington Redskins Wednesday, May 4.


  Redskins | Desmond Bishop cut loose    Mon May 2, 11:28 PM

The Washington Redskins cut LB Desmond Bishop Monday, May 2, according to a source.

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  Redskins | LaRon Byrd released    Mon May 2, 04:16 PM

Washington Redskins WR LaRon Byrd was released Monday, May 2.

Footballguys view: The big WR has bounced around the league. He may latch on with another team as a camp body.

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  Redskins | Chris Culliver could be back    Mon May 2, 02:49 PM

Free-agent CB Chris Culliver (Redskins) could re-sign with the Washington Redskins, according to general manager Scot McCloughan. 'The door is not closed,' McCloughan said.

Footballguys view: Washington has reshaped their secondary this offseason. The addition of Josh Norman was a huge move, and he gives them a great starter opposite the underrated Bashaud Breeland.

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  Redskins | Chris Culliver cut    Mon May 2, 02:21 PM

Washington Redskins CB Chris Culliver was released Monday, May 2.

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  Redskins | Kirk Cousins fine with contract status    Mon May 2, 01:41 PM

Washington Redskins QB Kirk Cousins said he is comfortable with playing under the one-year franchise tag if the team wants to see him play in more games before they give him a long-term deal. 'I think that people make great decisions when they have a lot of information at their disposal, and if the Redskins would like more information from this next season to be able to make a decision on me long-term, I totally understand that and understand where they're coming from,' Cousins said.

Footballguys view: There's a reason why Cousins signed his franchise tender so quickly. If he proves it (again) this year that he can play at a high level, then he could make even more money on the free agent market. Cousins also said he would be fine if the team wanted to give him a long-term deal before next season.

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  Redskins | Kirk Cousins optimistic for deal    Mon May 2, 11:07 AM

Washington Redskins QB Kirk Cousins is optimistic about signing a long-term deal before the season starts. 'I think there's a chance,' Cousins said. 'The ball's in the court of the Redskins.'

Footballguys view: Cousins has already signed his franchise tender, and he's ready to prove that last year was no fluke. The ball is in Washington's court. With the current (crazy) market for QBs, the team might not want to chance Cousins hitting the market next offseason.

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  Redskins | Five UDFAs head to Washington    Mon May 2, 12:14 AM

Undrafted free-agents S Tevin Carter (Utah), DE Shiro Davis (Texas), OT Joe Gore (Clemson), OG Dominik Jackson (Alabama) and DB Geno Matias-Smith (Alabama) agreed to terms with the Washington Redskins Sunday, May 1.

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  Redskins | Kendall Fuller should be ready soon    Sun May 1, 04:26 PM

Washington Redskins CB Kendall Fuller (knee) should be ready to participate during training camp and could receive clearance at some point during offseason workouts. He is expected to compete with CBs Will Blackmon, Quinton Dunbar and Deshazor Everett for the nickel back job.

Footballguys view: The rookie third-round pick has great awareness and that helps him overcome a clear lack of speed. He's a confident player who can make plays when he the ball is in front of him. The team should take it easy on the rookie as he deals with this knee.

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  Redskins | Will try out Vernon Adams    Sun May 1, 03:20 PM

Free-agent QB Vernon Adams Jr. (Oregon) will try out for the Washington Redskins following his tryout with the Seattle Seahawks.

Footballguys view: We'd like to see Adams wind up in Seattle. No, he's not Russell Wilson, but Adams has a big heart and has shown the ability to spread the ball around as a passer. He's short but athletic, and Adams has a try-hard attitude that coaches love.

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  Redskins | Kelly Mason gets chance in DC    Sat Apr 30, 09:40 PM

Undrafted free-agent LS Kelly Mason (Kentucky) has been added by the Washington Redskins Saturday, April 30, and he will receive an invitation to training camp.

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  Redskins | Keith Marshall goes to Redskins    Sat Apr 30, 06:30 PM

Georgia RB Keith Marshall was drafted at No. 242 by the Washington Redskins Saturday, April 30.

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