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  Redskins | Steven Sims plans for bigger role in 2020    Tue Jun 30, 05:45 PM

Washington Redskins WR Steven Sims said he has been training this offseason to 'play maybe 90 plays in a game' and is eyeing a bigger and more versatile role in the offense. 'I want to show that I can run routes as well. I'm not just a gadget player. I'm a receiver, and I run routes,' Sims said.

Footballguys view: We'll keep an eye on Sims in deep dynasty formats. Undrafted out of Kansas in 2019, Sims flashed for Washington...especially near the end of the season. Over the final four games of his rookie year, Sims snared 20 passes for 230 yards and four touchdowns. Washington added WR Antonio Gandy-Golden and RB/WR Antonio Gibson in the 2020 NFL draft, so we'll see how Sims responds to more competition in 2020.

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  Redskins | Emanuel Hall likely to miss 2020 season    Sat Jun 27, 02:39 PM

Washington Redskins WR Emanuel Hall (Achilles) suffered a torn Achilles tendon during a workout last month and likely will miss the entire 2020 season.

Footballguys view: Hall has incredible natural physical gifts but he can't stick with a team in the NFL and he struggles to stay healthy. During his college career at Missouri, Hall battled hamstring injuries and those woes have followed him to the pros. He was undrafted in 2019 and picked up by the Bears. He bounced to Tampa and then Washington...now another injury has knocked him out. His chances of making an impact at the pro level are running out.

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  Redskins | Adrian Peterson wants to play four more    Wed Jun 24, 10:24 AM

Washington Redskins RB Adrian Peterson, 35, said he hopes to play four more years in the NFL. 'I don't want to ever be in a position where I look back and say, 'Man, I should have played two more years,'' Peterson told TMZ Sports. ''I should have played another year.' I want to enjoy it. I'm still chasing a championship. You know, I still can play the game at a high level. For those reasons, and having that love and passion for the game, I'm going to continue to keep the ball rolling.'

Footballguys view: There is zero reason to doubt Peterson other than Father Time is undefeated. Peterson has proven time and time again that he can still be a consistent and strong runner. Washington has an even more jam-packed backfield this year with guys returning from injury (Derrius Guice, Bryce Love), additions in free agency (J.D. McKissic, Peyton Barber) and the draft (Antonio Gibson). Who knows how much of a role Peterson will have this year, but don't ever count him out.

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  Redskins | Terry McLaurin made most of chances    Sat Jun 20, 09:17 PM

Washington Redskins WR Terry McLaurin was one of four players to top 900 receiving yards on fewer than 100 targets in 2019.

Footballguys view: McLaurin had a magnificent rookie year and if Dwyane Haskins can improve, he could easily eclipse 1200 total yards this year. He did well against some very good corners last year and should easily be the #1 target for Haskins.

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  Redskins | Some clarity in Washington backfield?    Wed Jun 17, 10:33 PM

Washington Redskins RBs Adrian Peterson and Derrius Guice will likely split carries to begin the season, while RB J.D. McKissic serves as the third-down back, according to Kyle Stackpole of the team's website. Stackpole also expects RB Antonio Gibson to be used 'in all sorts of different plays and formations.' However, he's not sure what kind of role would be left for RB Bryce Love.

Footballguys view: That's a little bit of clarity in a jumbled situation. This is a three-headed RBBC with Antonio Gibson working as a RB/WR to make it four mouths to feed at the position. It's good for Washington but bad for Fantasy GMs trying to navigate this jam-packed room.

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  Redskins | Logan Thomas draws high praise    Wed Jun 17, 09:37 PM

Washington Redskins TE Logan Thomas is expected to compete with Jeremy Sprinkle and Richard Rodgers for the starting job at tight end, but Kyle Stackpole of the team's website believes Thomas could be the frontrunner to win the job based on some of the feedback he has received from the new coaching staff.'Logan Thomas is a guy that we see some glimpses of (Greg Olsen's) type of athletic ability. (Tight ends coach) Pete Hoener ... felt very strongly about this guy's abilities, mostly because he thought he was a very smart and savvy football player, he's a tremendous athlete and he's just learning and getting the position right now,' head coach Ron Rivera said.

Footballguys view: Thomas is a converted quarterback from Virginia Tech who has been playing tight end for a few years. Washington is looking for him to contribute behind Jeremy Sprinkle. There's not a ton of fantasy value here with Thomas in 2020.

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  Redskins | Cornelius Lucas likely to start Week 1?    Wed Jun 17, 09:36 PM

Washington Redskins OT Cornelius Lucas is expected to compete with Geron Christian and fourth-round draft pick Saahdiq Charles for the starting left tackle job in training camp this summer. According to Kyle Stackpole of the team's website, the job would be Charles' to lose if this were a typical offseason, but Stackpole doesn't believe he'll develop quickly enough to start right away. As a result, he expects Lucas get the nod in Week 1.

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  Redskins | Ryan Kerrigan promises better season    Tue Jun 16, 06:50 PM

Washington Redskins LB Ryan Kerrigan (calf) registered a career-low 5 1/2 sacks and only 23 hurries in 2019 to tie for 53rd in the NFL, according to Pro Football Focus. He recently vowed to be better in 2020. 'What I did last year,' Kerrigan said, 'was definitely not what I ever want to put on film again.'

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  Redskins | Teammate drops praise on Steven Sims    Mon Jun 15, 11:46 PM

Washington Redskins WR Steven Sims has made a 'big jump' this offseason, according to teammate Terry McLaurin, who added Sims has also impressed with his footwork.

Footballguys view: Undrafted out of Kansas in 2019, Sims flashed for Washington...especially near the end of the season. Over the final four games of his rookie year, Sims snared 20 passes for 230 yards and four touchdowns. Washington added WR Antonio Gandy-Golden and RB/WR Antonio Gibson in the 2020 NFL draft, so we'll see how Sims responds to more competition in 2020.

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  Redskins | Ryan Anderson may be used at OLB    Sat Jun 13, 07:21 PM

Washington Redskins LB Ryan Anderson likely will be used as an outside linebacker in the team's 4-3 defensive alignment. Head coach Ron Rivera and defensive coordinator Jack Del Rio said they need to find a position for Anderson in the new defense.

Footballguys view: Anderson had five forced fumbles, four sacks, and two fumble recoveries despite starting only four games last year. He can add some edge rush presence, but Washington doesn't really need that with the addition of Chase Young.

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  Redskins | Dwayne Haskins still shedding weight    Fri Jun 12, 09:35 PM

Washington Redskins QB Dwayne Haskins said he is down to 218 pounds after weighing 237 pounds at the start of last season. 'I'll be more dynamic,' he said.

Footballguys view: Haskins flashed as a rookie last year but he needs to be more consistent in 2020. He's going to compete with Kyle Allen for the starting job and we believe he should win. We'll see if reduced weight can help his athleticism and help Haskins flash those tools that made him a first-round pick last year.

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  Redskins | Ron Rivera addresses signing Antonio Brown    Thu Jun 11, 03:12 PM

Washington Redskins head coach Ron Rivera was asked about signing free-agent WR Antonio Brown (Patriots) during a Wednesday, June 10, Zoom call. 'If you bring in a veteran right now, you're going to stunt the growth of somebody young,' Rivera said. 'We've got some young guys at wide receiver that have shown potential over the last season and now into the offseason. We haven't really had the chance to watch them. I know who Antonio Brown is, I know he's a great player. He's an impact guy,' Rivera added. 'He's also a veteran guy, and we've got some young guys that we need to find out about. Again, that's kind of the approach, we want to see what we have.'

Footballguys view: Brown wants back into the league and he may find more interest when training camp opens up. On the field, Brown could still make plays as a receiver. Off the field, Brown has problems and would be a distraction unless his behavior changes.

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  Redskins | Antonio Gibson could see variety of special work    Wed Jun 10, 10:24 AM

Washington Redskins third-round pick RB/WR Antonio Gibson will be used as a returner and a blocker on special teams. 'In an ideal setting, if you have a legitimate returner [Steven Sims] and your off-returner [Gibson], who is 30 pounds bigger than your returner, if he doesn't get the ball he becomes a blocker,' special teams coach Nate Kaczor said. 'And he weighs 220 [pounds]. That's a really good situation. If they don't really want to kick it to one guy and they want to kick it to your other one and he's really good, then you have a heck of a situation there.'

Footballguys view: Gibson was one of the most versatile players in the 2020 NFL draft. He's a running back but he can play slot receiver if need be. Washington has a jam-packed backfield if guys like Derrius Guice stay healthy. We'll see Gibson worked into the mix as a reserve back and part-time receiver.

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  Redskins | Adrian Peterson still running strong    Tue Jun 9, 10:56 PM

Washington Redskins RB Adrian Peterson compiled a broken tackle percentage - the total number of broken tackles on rushing attempts divided by the number of carries - of 17.1 in 2019, marking the third consecutive year he has reached or topped that mark.

Footballguys view: Peterson looks like his old self on the football field. He has the size/speed combination that makes him tough to bring down once he builds a head of steam. Washington has a jam-packed backfield but there is still a role for Peterson, one that would make him a RB5 for Fantasy GMs.

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  Redskins | Jimmy Moreland hoping to show versatility    Sun Jun 7, 05:18 PM

Washington Redskins CB Jimmy Moreland is expected to get some work in covering the slot this summer, and if he is able to show well inside, it would allow the team to move Kendall Fuller into a safety role in some sub packages, according to ESPN's John Keim.

Footballguys view: Washington is going to be experimenting to find the right combination in the defensive backfield coming off of an offseason with no practices. They'll need to hope that their defensive line featuring five first-round picks gets enough pressure to mask their growing pains. Philadelphia gets to test them in Week 1.

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  Redskins | Reuben Foster likely to be used at WLB    Sun Jun 7, 04:40 PM

Washington Redskins LB Reuben Foster likely will be used at weakside linebacker this upcoming season.

Footballguys view: Washington will line up Thomas Davis at one of their linebacker spots this year but there will be competition for the others. They could also use different linebackers on passing downs and make it difficult to find an IDP league worthy linebacker on the roster this year.

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  Redskins | Kendall Fuller may see time at safety    Sun Jun 7, 04:30 PM

Washington Redskins CB Kendall Fuller will be used primarily at slot cornerback this season, but the team would like to use him at free safety in some defensive packages.

Footballguys view: Washington has the best defensive line in the league, but their secondary is surely lacking. They brought back Fuller this year after trading him to Kansas City in the Alex Smith trade and he's expected to be an anchor of the group no matter where he lines up.

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  Redskins | Dwayne Haskins working out with teammate    Sat Jun 6, 08:16 PM

Washington Redskins QB Dwayne Haskins recently worked out with WR Steven Sims.

Footballguys view: Sims had a very strong finish to the season and Washington didn't add anyone significant at wide receiver. He is a good deep league late round sleeper and should be on dynasty rosters and redraft waiver wire watch lists.

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  Redskins | Terry McLaurin good against any coverage    Thu Jun 4, 07:32 PM

Washington Redskins WR Terry McLaurin had a success rate of 76 percent against man coverage and 79.7 percent against press coverage in 2019. Those ratings ranked in the 89th and 93rd percentile, respectively.

Footballguys view: McLaurin started out 2019 like he was going to be THE breakout receiver of the season, but a hamstring injury and quarterback change slowed down his momentum. Washington went hard after Amari Cooper but Cooper stayed in Dallas, so McLaurin is still the clear #1 receiver and Dwayne Haskins should be better in his second year. His mid-round ADP is another sign of how deep wide receiver is this year.

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  Redskins | Dwayne Haskins took a huge step forward late    Sun May 31, 04:13 PM

Washington Redskins QB Dwayne Haskins took a combined three sacks and went 31-of-43 (72 percent) as a passer for 394 yards, four touchdowns and no interceptions over his final two starts of 2019. In his first seven appearances as a pro (five starts), he was sacked an average of 3.7 times and went 88-for-160 (55 percent) as a passer for 971 yards, three touchdowns and seven interceptions.

Footballguys view: There is no doubt that Haskins flashed ability as a rookie...he just didn't get much time to prove himself. He'll compete in training camp with Kyle Allen for the starting job. The last coaching regime brought in Haskins as a first-round pick in the 2019 NFL draft. He'll have to prove himself to new head coach Ron Rivera, and if he plays like he did late last year then that shouldn't be a problem.

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  Redskins | Kelvin Harmon made strides    Fri May 29, 10:51 PM

Washington Redskins WR Kelvin Harmon had eight receptions for 75 yards in his first six games of 2019 and 22 receptions for 290 yards over his final seven games.

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  Redskins | Dwayne Haskins finished strong    Fri May 29, 01:50 PM

Washington Redskins QB Dwayne Haskins ranked 10th among quarterbacks in terms of Pro Football Focus passing grade over Weeks 9-17 of the 2019 season.

Footballguys view: Haskins did flash at times during his rookie season. He appeared in nine games and mostly struggled due to a lack of talent around him. Haskins has a strong arm and the ability to extend plays, making him an interesting developmental prospect. He will compete with Kyle Allen for the starting job in training camp.

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  Redskins | Dwayne Haskins impressing his OC    Wed May 27, 09:54 PM

Washington Redskins QB Dwayne Haskins has spent the last few months throwing with WRs Terry McLaurin and Kelvin Harmon and is 'doing a great job' so far this offseason, according to offensive coordinator Scott Turner.'We're putting a lot of work in, obviously abiding by the rules that the NFL has set forth - four days a week, two hours a day. We're kind of throwing a lot at them. In the beginning of every meeting, we do some quizzes. Just test their retention. When we're talking to him, he is speaking the language. It's pretty easy to tell if they get it or not. Dwayne's doing a great job. You can tell he's putting the work in away from the meeting time, and he's working at it and doing as much as he can. ... The time he's putting in with the receivers, Terry and Kelvin, they all have been throwing together for some time now. That's all positive. Obviously as a coach and with me, coming in new and putting in this new offense I'd love to have more time with him, but it is what it is. I think that we're doing a great job with making the most of the situation,' Turner told the writers during a video call Wednesday, May 27.

Footballguys view: Haskins was the team's 2019 first-round pick but that was the last coaching regime. We'll see if Ron Rivera likes him more than Kyle Allen in training camp. Haskins has tools and did flash just a bit last year as a rookie in limited action.

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  Redskins | Adrian Peterson will have a role    Wed May 27, 07:54 PM

Washington Redskins RB Adrian Peterson will have a role in the offense this upcoming season, according to offensive coordinator Scott Turner.

Footballguys view: Peterson will have the role of lead back if Derrius Guice cannot stay healthy again. If Guice is able to stay healthy, then Peterson gives the team some power as a part-time back who would work in short-yardage and goal-line situations.

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  Redskins | Kendall Fuller rattled QBs as a rusher    Tue May 26, 11:50 PM

Washington Redskins CB Kendall Fuller hurried the quarterback on 28.6 9 percent of his pass rushes as a member of the Kansas City Chiefs in 2019 - the third-highest rate among cornerbacks with at least 20 pass rushes. Additionally, his pressure rate of 38.1 percent was also the third-highest mark among cornerbacks with at least 20 pass rushes.

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  Redskins | QB uncertainty didn't affect Terry McLaurin    Tue May 26, 09:33 PM

Washington Redskins WR Terry McLaurin hauled in 58 of 67 catchable targets and scored seven touchdowns as a rookie in 2019. Additionally, quarterbacks enjoyed a passer rating of 115.8 when throwing in his direction - the eighth-best passer rating for any receiver or tight end with at least 50 targets.

Footballguys view: Washington had problems at the quarterback position last year but that didn't stop McLaurin from enjoying a fine rookie season. He was the lone bright spot in that passing game and we're excited to see what he can do for an encore this season. McLaurin already has chemistry with QB Dwayne Haskins, and the 2019 first-round pick should be the starting quarterback for Washington this year...if he can beat out Kyle Allen in camp. McLaurin is a WR2 with upside for Fantasy GMs.

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  Redskins | Steven Sims got it done late last season    Sun May 24, 07:27 PM

Washington Redskins WR Steven Sims was one of only 16 wide receivers to amass at least 20 catches over the final four weeks of 2019. Of that group, his four touchdowns were tied with Cooper Kupp for the second-highest total in that timeframe.

Footballguys view: Sims is in line to do more this season. Washington needs to figure out the quarterback situation as Dwayne Haskins has some competition from Kyle Allen in training camp. After that, the team will establish a pecking order behind Terry McLaurin.

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  Redskins | Antonio Gandy-Golden specializes in jump balls    Sat May 23, 05:03 PM

Washington Redskins WR Antonio Gandy-Golden has a knack for coming down with 50/50 balls, and it's something he feels he needs to do. 'During the game not every ball I get is going to be wide open, so just for the quarterback to be confident enough to throw it to me I feel like I have to come down with it,' Gandy-Golden said.

Footballguys view: Gandy-Golden has an incredibly large catch radius and that helps him snare passes away from his frame where defenders cannot reach. The 'my ball' mentality he displayed in college at Liberty was outstanding, plus he proved he can hang with tougher competition earlier this year at the Senior Bowl. We'll see how the rookie can mix into the WR depth chart in 2020. Terry McLaurin is Washington's top receiver but behind him they have to figure things out. Gandy-Golden is in that competition.

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  Redskins | Terry McLaurin grades as top rookie    Sat May 23, 04:31 PM

Washington Redskins WR Terry McLaurin was graded by Pro Football Focus as the top rookie receiver in 2019.

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  Redskins | Adrian Peterson could see reduced workload    Sat May 23, 10:18 AM

Washington Redskins RB Adrian Peterson is likely to see a reduced workload in 2020, due to the offseason acquisitions of RBs Peyton Barber and J.D. McKissic, the selection of RB/WR Antonio Gibson in the draft and the returns of RBs Derrius Guice and Bryce Love from knee injuries. However, there is a possibility that the Redskins could have multiple running backs on the field at the same time, based on early Zoom meetings Peterson has had with the coaching staff.

Footballguys view: Peterson brings plenty of power to the Washington backfield, something most of the other backs listed do not have. This is a talented group of running backs if they're all healthy, and it will be interesting to see who emerges from the cluster. From a fantasy perspective, this Washington RBBC is going to be problematic to predict.

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  Redskins | Logan Thomas likely to make roster    Fri May 22, 07:44 PM

Washington Redskins TE Logan Thomas likely will make the final roster in part because the team targeted him in free agency, in the opinion of NBC Sports Washington's JP Finlay.

Footballguys view: Thomas set career highs last year with 16 catches for 173 yards and a touchdown. The converted quarterback is a depth player with his new team. Washington's TE room is much different with Vernon Davis retiring and Jordan Reed moving on. Jeremy Sprinkle, a fifth-round pick in 2017, should be the team's starter.

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  Redskins | Thaddeus Moss may start as rookie    Fri May 22, 07:39 PM

Washington Redskins TE Thaddeus Moss has a chance to win the starting tight end job during training camp even though he was an undrafted free agent, in the opinion of NBC Sports Washington's JP Finlay.

Footballguys view: The competition is open since Washington has a new-look TE room. Moss, the son of NFL superstar Randy Moss, is more of a 'Y' tight end than he is a dynamic 'F' tight end. We think 2017 fifth-round pick Jeremy Sprinkle should win the starting job.

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  Redskins | Steven Sims likely to be slot WR    Fri May 22, 06:00 PM

Washington Redskins WR Steven Sims is the leading candidate for the slot receiver job this upcoming season but could be pushed by RB/WR Antonio Gibson for some snaps.

Footballguys view: Undrafted out of Kansas in 2019, Sims caught 34 passes for 310 yards and four touchdowns. Sims was used as a runner, receiver and return man last season and could be in for a larger role in 2020. In deeper PPR leagues, Sims might provide some 'what the heck' flex value if he wins the slot job.

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  Redskins | Kelvin Harmon has good chance to start    Fri May 22, 05:59 PM

Washington Redskins WR Kelvin Harmon likely will be the leading candidate to start opposite WR Terry McLaurin entering training camp but will not be guaranteed the job.

Footballguys view: A sixth-round pick in the 2019 NFL draft, Harmon caught 30 passes for 365 yards as a rookie. He failed to score a touchdown in 2019, but Harmon did flash a bit towards the end of the regular season. We'll see who wins the job opposite of McLaurin in training camp.

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  Redskins | Terry McLaurin graded out high    Fri May 22, 01:12 PM

Washington Redskins WR Terry McLaurin was Pro Football Focus' second-highest graded wide receiver in 2019 on vertical routes.

Footballguys view: McLaurin didn't have much to work with as a rookie in 2019. Washington churned through different quarterbacks due to injury and ineffectiveness yet McLaurin stayed productive. They lacked other weapons around him in the passing game yet McLaurin stayed productive. Washington made changes this year in terms of added weapons, and they should have a better idea at quarterback...so that should help McLaurin stay productive.

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  Redskins | Stacked fronts no issue for Adrian Peterson    Thu May 21, 11:27 PM

Washington Redskins RB Adrian Peterson finished in a tie for fifth with Frank Gore among running backs with 61 rushing attempts against defenses with eight or more defenders in the box in 2019, according to ESPN's Matt Bowen. Peterson averaged 5.31 yards per carry on those attempts - the fourth-best mark in the league by a running back.

Footballguys view: That's what Peterson does best. He is inevitable when it comes to crashing through the line of scrimmage. Peterson should be the same player in 2020, although Washington's backfield will continue to feature Derrius Guice and should also have rookie RB Antonio Gibson mixed in.

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  Redskins | Jonathan Allen expects to be fine in new alignment    Wed May 20, 06:31 PM

Washington Redskins DE Jonathan Allen said he does not expect to have any problems moving from a 3-4 defensive alignment to a 4-3 defensive alignment. He said one of the big changes will be the technique he uses.

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  Redskins | Antonio Gandy-Golden recovered from COVID-19    Wed May 20, 12:21 PM

Washington Redskins WR Antonio Gandy-Golden (illness) released a statement Wednesday, May 20, through his agent, announcing the rookie was diagnosed with COVID-19 after a March 24 test. His symptoms were mild, and after two weeks of quarantine, Gandy-Golden was fully cleared April 7 and is now at 100 percent.

Footballguys view: Good news for the rookie here. Gandy-Golden is a small-school prospect with big upside. He was a star at Liberty but proved at the Senior Bowl that he could shine against a higher competition level. Washington has a wide open depth chart at wide receiver behind Terry McLaurin. We'll see Gandy-Golden compete for a starting spot and to establish himself in that pecking order during training camp.

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  Redskins | Saahdiq Charles may wind up at OG?    Wed May 20, 08:55 AM

Updating a previous report, Washington Redskins fourth-round pick OT Saahdiq Charles may ultimately wind up at guard because his arms only measured at 33 inches. He could play either guard or tackle for now.

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  Redskins | Dwayne Haskins drops weight    Fri May 15, 07:46 PM

Washington Redskins QB Dwayne Haskins said he has dropped 11 pounds this offseason.

Footballguys view: Haskins may feel the weight loss will make him quicker on the move. He was the team's first-round pick in 2019 and he did flash a bit in limited playing time as a rookie. However, this new staff led by head coach Ron Rivera has no ties to Haskins and he will have to compete for the starting job with Kyle Allen in training camp.

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  Redskins | Antonio Gibson tough to bring down    Thu May 14, 09:25 PM

Washington Redskins WR/RB Antonio Gibson broke 33 tackles on 77 career touches in his time at Memphis, according to Pro Football Focus.

Footballguys view: Gibson is a multi-purpose weapon who can do a lot of damage as a receiver out wide, in the slot or from the backfield. He can also gash a defense as a runner due to his size and vision. We're excited to see how the rookie from Memphis fits into the Washington backfield with other RBs like Derrius Guice and Adrian Peterson.

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  Redskins | Aaron Colvin officially staying put    Thu May 14, 06:00 PM

Updating a previous story, free-agent DB Aaron Colvin (Redskins) officially re-signed with the Washington Redskins Thursday, May 14. Terms of the deal weren't disclosed.

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  Redskins | Aaron Colvin staying with team    Thu May 14, 03:43 PM

Free-agent CB Aaron Colvin (Redskins) re-signed with the Washington Redskins Thursday, May 14. Terms of the contract were not disclosed.

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  Redskins | Defenders feasted on Kyle Allen in 2019    Tue May 12, 09:28 PM

Washington Redskins QB Kyle Allen was sacked on a league-high 8.2 percent of his dropbacks (minimum 300 pass attempts) last season, according to Sports Info Solutions.

Footballguys view: Allen is going to compete with Dwayne Haskins for the starting quarterback in Washington. He has experience with Ron Rivera from their time in Carolina last year before the veteran coach was fired. Haskins is the 2019 first-round pick and many expect him to win the starting job.

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  Redskins | Mike Liedtke agrees to deal with 'Skins    Wed May 6, 01:59 PM

Free-agent OL Mike Liedtke (Buccaneers) agreed to terms Wednesday, May 6, with the Washington Redskins, according to his agent, Brett Tessler. Financial terms on the one-year deal were not disclosed.

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  Redskins | Antonio Gibson primed for early playing time?    Mon May 4, 11:39 PM

Updating a previous report, Washington Redskins RB/WR Antonio Gibson is expected to be utilized more as a running back than a receiver in the NFL. However, offensive coordinator Scott Turner told reporters, 'That's what he showed through the draft process (the ability to operate as a running back and operate as a slot receiver as well). That's what we are going to try to do with him. ... If he can handle it, he'll get more and more action.''This is a very versatile, young football player that we really think is going to be a guy that can get on the field for us early and contribute,' head coach Ron Rivera said.

Footballguys view: We love Gibson and his ability but wonder about his landing spot. Washington has Derrius Guice and Adrian Peterson already at the running back position, and it might be difficult for Gibson to see the field consistently. He's got a three-down skill set and could be the lead back but we see more of a RBBC forming for Ron Rivera and company.

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  Redskins | Antonio Gibson expected to be RB    Fri May 1, 10:12 PM

Washington Redskins WR Antonio Gibson will be utilized more as a running back than a receiver in the NFL, according to John Keim of ESPN.com.

Footballguys view: Gibson is a running back but he could line up out wide or in the slot as a receiver if need be. He had more receptions last year than rushes, but he projects best as a play-making running back at the pro level. We're excited about his potential in the pros because of his incredible versatility. We'll see if Washington is creative enough to get the most out of his unique skill set.

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  Redskins | Reuben Foster in last year of deal    Thu Apr 30, 03:04 PM

The Washington Redskins have decided not to pick up the fifth-year option on LB Reuben Foster, who will now hit the free-agent market in 2021. Foster has yet to play a down for the Redskins; he suffered a torn ACL last May.

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  Redskins | Ron Rivera discusses Cam Newton    Thu Apr 30, 01:11 PM

Could the Washington Redskins be interested in adding free-agent QB Cam Newton (Panthers)? Redskins head coach Ron Rivera, who coached Newton in Carolina, said it is something he's thought about. '... It's something that's run through my mind, and it's about the situation and circumstances. I'm not sure I would do it. I'm not sure if I wouldn't do it. It depends on the circumstances,' Rivera said. 'We're in a situation where we've got two really young quarterbacks, one that's been with us, been in the system, understands how we want things done and the other one is a guy who was taken last year in the first round and shows some promise,' Rivera said of the team's current top quarterbacks, Dwayne Haskins and Kyle Allen.

Footballguys view: Washington doesn't want to mix the message with their young quarterbacks. Haskins was a first-round pick in 2019 by the former regime, but he might be the favorite to start. Allen was with Rivera in Carolina and will push Haskins for that top spot. Newton continues to wait for his opportunity, and it doesn't sound like Rivera is going to bring him on board at this time.

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  Redskins | Antonio Gibson compared to star    Thu Apr 30, 10:42 AM

Washington Redskins third-round draft pick WR/RB Antonio Gibson has been compared to Carolina Panthers RB Christian McCaffrey. 'No, that's fair. He's a little bit bigger than Christian, but he's got a skill set like Christian,' said head coach Ron Rivera, who coached McCaffrey for two seasons. 'This is a very versatile, young football player that we really think is going to be a guy that can get on the field for us early and contribute.'

Footballguys view: We love Gibson but struggle with the comparison to McCaffrey. He's a superstar and Gibson has upside but to reach the heights of the Carolina RB will be difficult. Gibson can play out wide, in the slot or catch passes from the backfield. As a runner, Gibson has untapped potential and does a good job using his size to run through defenders. He's immediately the most well-rounded running back in the Washington backfield. We'll see how he works out this year battling to establish a pecking order with Derrius Guice and Adrian Peterson.

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