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Terry McLaurin, Antonio Gibson set to play for Washington

Sun Oct 17 2021 11:57:09 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Friday additions to the injury report are rarely a good thing, but it doesn’t look like Washington wide receiver Terry McLaurin‘s going to miss Sunday’s game against the Chiefs. According to multiple reports, McLaurin is expected to be in the lineup. He did not practice on Friday because of a hamstring injury, which head coach [more]

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Report: Chiefs are expected to start Juan Thornhill over Daniel Sorensen

Sun Oct 17 2021 11:34:15 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Chiefs defensive coordinator Steve Spagnuolo defended safety Daniel Sorensen against critics this week, but it seems neither he nor the rest of the team’s decision makers disagreed with those who think Juan Thornhill should be getting more playing time in the secondary. Spagnuolo said this week that the team’s defensive struggles are “not about one [more]

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Tyreek Hill set to play at Washington

Sun Oct 17 2021 09:13:36 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Chiefs wide receiver Tyreek Hill is good to go today in Washington. Hill, listed as questionable with a quadriceps injury, will play today, according to multiple reports. Hill is the Chiefs’ leading receiver with 37 catches for 516 yards this season. He has started all five games this year, but the quad injury limited his [more]

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Why did the Jon Gruden situation come to a head when it did?

Sat Oct 16 2021 18:21:29 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Jon Gruden got what he deserved, there’s no question about that. However, did he deserve to get what he got at the specific moment that he got it? More importantly, did the Raiders deserve to have to endure the Gruden controversy during football season? It’s a fair question. It’s an important question. The timing of [more]

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Sean Taylor’s brother claims he got short notice of jersey retirement

Sat Oct 16 2021 12:00:42 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

When it comes to the sudden news that Washington safety Sean Taylor’s jersey will be retired on Sunday, two possible explanations apply to the timing of the announcement, which was made only three days before the event. One, the team set things up well in advance and deliberately chose, for whatever reason, to delay the [more]

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DeMaurice Smith: Our players deserve a full accounting of any other NFL misconduct

Sat Oct 16 2021 11:33:38 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

If there’s any truth to the theory that the initial Jon Gruden email, the one about NFL Players Association executive director DeMaurice Smith, was leaked by the league to help Smith prevail in a critical vote that secured his future, Smith isn’t behaving like someone who is now beholden to the NFL. “The revelations in [more]

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NFL claims that no other team employees were implicated by WFT emails

Sat Oct 16 2021 00:45:40 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Was Jon Gruden the outlier, or were his comments a reflection of the manner in which people communicate in the NFL? The NFL believes it’s the former, and the NFL presumably would appreciate it if we take their word for it. Even if no one is willing to attach their name to it. The Associated [more]

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What happens with the Jeff Pash email situation?

Fri Oct 15 2021 23:32:30 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Last week, it appeared that Raiders coach Jon Gruden would weather the storm of a single email containing a racist trope. Then, more emails were leaked and Gruden’s ongoing employment became untenable. So what happens with NFL general counsel Jeff Pash, who had multiple emails to former Washington president Bruce Allen leaked to multiple outlets [more]

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Josh Gordon plans on making most of his latest opportunity

Fri Oct 15 2021 23:18:09 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Chiefs receiver Josh Gordon had not played a game since Dec. 15, 2019, when he stepped on the field last week. Gordon saw nine snaps against the Bills, catching one pass for 11 yards. Chiefs coach Andy Reid said he anticipated Gordon getting around 20 snaps last week, but the team’s early deficit changed those [more]

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Washington places Jared Norris on injured reserve

Fri Oct 15 2021 19:59:23 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Washington already had ruled out linebacker Jared Norris for Sunday’s game. He will miss at least the two games after that, too. The team announced it has placed Norris on injured reserve with a shoulder injury. That means Norris must miss a minimum of three games before he can return. Norris earned a promotion from [more]

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Chris Jones out for Week Six

Fri Oct 15 2021 18:26:42 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

The Chiefs will once again be without one of their best defensive players. Per multiple reporters, head coach Andy Reid said in his Friday press conference that defensive lineman Chris Jones (wrist) is out for Sunday’s game against Washington. Jones missed last week’s game against Buffalo with the injury. He has a pair of sacks and [more]

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Washington president Jason Wright apologizes for timing of Sean Taylor jersey retirement

Fri Oct 15 2021 17:05:17 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

While the Washington Football Team continues to deal with the renewed criticism of its workplace misconduct issues as explored during a 10-month investigation, the organization has a new P.R. problem. The team announced on Thursday morning that, on Sunday, safety Sean Taylor’s No. 21 will be retired. The timing was criticized, either as providing insufficient [more]

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Terry McLaurin doesn’t practice, listed as questionable for Washington

Fri Oct 15 2021 16:54:02 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

The Washington Football Team made a sizable addition to their injury report on Friday. Wide receiver Terry McLaurin did not practice because of a hamstring injury and has been listed as questionable to play against the Chiefs on Sunday.Head coach Ron Rivera told reporters that McLaurin missed practice out of an abundance of caution after [more]

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Release of Jeff Pash emails underscores importance of releasing all of them

Fri Oct 15 2021 13:59:32 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

It’s unclear who has access to the 650,000 emails from the WFT investigation that supposedly would be kept secret and safe. It is clear that one or more people have failed to kept these emails secret, or safe. Joining Jon Gruden on the selective-leak hit list is Jeff Pash, the NFL’s general counsel who may [more]

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Steve Spagnuolo on Daniel Sorensen: Defensive struggles not about one guy

Fri Oct 15 2021 13:24:49 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

The Chiefs are allowing more yards per play than any defense in league history and one of the players who has been criticized the most for the unit’s shortcomings is safety Daniel Sorensen. Sorensen has missed tackles and blown coverages over the first five weeks of the regular season, which has led to calls for [more]

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Bruce Allen’s emails reveal close relationship with Jeff Pash

Fri Oct 15 2021 02:44:39 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Well, now we know why NFL general counsel Jeff Pash declined a request to be interviewed by PFT. Former Washington president Bruce Allen’s wide range of contacts included one of the league executives who directly report to Commissioner Roger Goodell. Via the New York Times, Allen regularly exchanged emails with NFL general counsel Jeff Pash. [more]

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Antonio Gibson returns to limited work

Thu Oct 14 2021 23:30:52 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Running back Antonio Gibson (shin) returned to practice Thursday as a limited participant. He is expected to play Sunday against the Chiefs, whose run defense ranks 29th. “He’s good. He’s not limited,” offensive coordinator Scott Turner said Thursday, via John Keim of ESPN. “We take care of him during the week, and we make sure [more]

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NFL declines to make Jeff Pash available for interview

Thu Oct 14 2021 21:00:15 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

The Jon Gruden/WFT situation raises plenty of questions that, frankly, require a lawyer for the asking and a lawyer for the answering. I’ve got a long list of questions relating to the decisions made and actions taken (or not taken) by the league regarding the investigation of the Washington Football Team and, three months later, [more]

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Tyreek Hill, Chris Jones, Joe Thuney remain out of practice Thursday

Thu Oct 14 2021 18:44:11 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

The Chiefs injury report on Thursday looks similar to the one they turned in on Wednesday and that means a handful of starters remain off the field in Kansas City. The team said that wide receiver Tyreek Hill (quad), defensive end Chris Jones (wrist), and left guard Joe Thuney (hand) will remain out of practice [more]

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Washington picks bad time to finally retire Sean Taylor’s number

Thu Oct 14 2021 17:36:04 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Safety Sean Taylor died in November 2007, shot and killed by intruders in his home. In nearly 14 years since his passing, the Washington Football Team had not retired his number. Now, with three days’ notice, the retirement of No. 21 will happen. The announcement comes at a time when the organization is under siege [more]

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What happens with Jon Gruden’s contract?

Thu Oct 14 2021 16:52:32 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Several have asked about the status of Jon Gruden’s much-hyped 10-year, $100 million contract, given his resignation after five games of his fourth season. Here’s a look at some of the issues relevant to whether and to what extent he gets paid. First, the resignation generally waives all rights to ongoing compensation. This assumes, however, [more]

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Report: Caesars Sportsbook is “preparing to go after” Adam Schefter

Thu Oct 14 2021 13:48:24 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

The rumors have percolated in industry circles for weeks. Wednesday’s developments may have caused the rumors to transmogrify into an official report. Via Michael McCarthy and A.J. Perez of FrontOfficeSports.com, Caesaers Sportsbook “is preparing go after” ESPN’s Adam Schefter. Schefter’s contract expires in the summer of 2022. A buzz has been building among those in [more]

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Washington will retire Sean Taylor’s No. 21 on Sunday

Thu Oct 14 2021 13:16:15 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

No one has worn No. 21 in Washington since Sean Taylor was murdered in November 2007 and no one will ever wear it again. The Washington Football Team announced on Thursday that Taylor’s No. 21 will go from unofficially retired to officially retired. The team will hold a pregame ceremony with members of Taylor’s family [more]

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Adam Schefter: “I shouldn’t have” sent unpublished story to Bruce Allen

Wed Oct 13 2021 22:56:37 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

The Washington Football Team email scandal has created far more problems for non-employees of the team than for anyone who ever worked there. ESPN’s Adam Schefter became ensnared in the situation, thanks to an exchange he had with former team president Bruce Allen in 2011. Schefter sent an article to Allen before publishing it. “Please [more]

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Patrick Mahomes: Offense isn’t feeling more urgency because of defensive problems

Wed Oct 13 2021 21:32:17 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

The Chiefs defense is currently allowing opposing offenses more yards per play than any other defense in history, but quarterback Patrick Mahomes said on Wednesday that isn’t part of the reason for increased turnovers on offense. After last Sunday night’s loss to the Bills, Mahomes said that he has to “reevaluate what he’s doing” to [more]

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Mark Davis on Jon Gruden: “Ask the NFL. They have all the answers.”

Wed Oct 13 2021 17:42:09 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Raiders owner Mark Davis doesn’t seem to be very happy about the events that resulted in the resignation of coach Jon Gruden. Via Paul Gutierrez of ESPN.com, Davis was asked about Gruden’s departure on Wednesday. “I have no comment,” Davis said. And then he had a comment. “Ask the NFL. They have all the answers.” [more]

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Tyreek Hill, Joe Thuney won’t practice Wednesday

Wed Oct 13 2021 17:01:37 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

The Chiefs will practice without a couple of their offensive starters on Wednesday. Chiefs head coach Andy Reid told reporters before practice that neither wide receiver Tyreek Hill nor left guard Joe Thuney will take part in the session. Hill injured his quad during last Sunday night’s loss to the Bills while Thuney fractured his [more]

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Washington signs Corn Elder, puts Darryl Roberts on IR

Wed Oct 13 2021 14:46:21 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

The Washington Football Team announced a couple of changes to the makeup of their cornerback group on Wednesday. They have placed Darryl Roberts on injured reserve and signed Corn Elder off of the Panthers’ practice squad. Elder was a Panthers fifth-round pick in 2017, so he’s a familiar face to head coach Ron Rivera and [more]

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Will NFL relent in its refusal to release the WFT emails?

Wed Oct 13 2021 14:00:23 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

The NFL managed in July to bury the entirety of the Washington Football Team investigation, with hardly a question asked about it. Now, with a portion of the documents harvested by the WFT investigation becoming weaponized for the purposes of taking out Raiders coach Jon Gruden, many questions are being asked. And many are calling [more]

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Bruce Allen emails include Adam Schefter seeking feedback on unpublished story

Wed Oct 13 2021 10:50:17 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

The NFL may never fully disclose all of the 650,000 emails generated by the Washington Football Team investigation. (It should.) Other information from those materials nevertheless may come to light. Some already has come to light, even though it initially went unnoticed. Via Sam Farmer and Nathan Fenno of the Los Angeles Times, a June [more]

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Lawyers representing former WFT employees call for investigation findings to be released

Wed Oct 13 2021 00:24:17 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

In July, the NFL successfully buried all evidence regarding the investigation of the Washington Football Team. In October, the selective leak of certain emails regarding former Raiders coach Jon Gruden has triggered plenty of questions that weren’t asked in July. The latest call for transparency has come from lawyers Lisa Banks and Debra Katz, who [more]

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Fritz Pollard Alliance: Jon Gruden’s resignation proves hiring processes should be more thoughtful, deliberate

Tue Oct 12 2021 23:54:47 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

The Fritz Pollard Alliance previously expressed hope for a “remedy commensurate” with Jon Gruden’s “painful words” regarding NFL Players Association executive director DeMaurice Smith. Now that Gruden has resigned, FPA executive director Rod Graves has issued a statement acknowledging the development. “Jon Gruden’s exit reminds us why leadership positions in the National Football League should [more]

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NFL contends it released no Jon Gruden emails

Tue Oct 12 2021 23:35:05 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Since Friday, it’s been presumed by many that the NFL specifically and deliberately released the emails sent by former Raiders coach Jon Gruden to former Washington executive Bruce Allen. The league had not pushed back on that theory until today. In response to an email regarding a separate issue relating to the Washington emails, NFL [more]

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NFLPA plans to petition NFL to release the rest of the WFT emails

Tue Oct 12 2021 18:53:18 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

In July, the NFL managed to conclude the Washington Football Team investigation and to conceal the specific results of it. Now, many have begun pushing for transparency in the WFT situation. The events surrounding the resignation of Raiders coach Jon Gruden, sparked by the selective leaking of emails he sent to former Washington president Bruce [more]

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Plenty of people are nervous about the Bruce Allen emails

Tue Oct 12 2021 17:54:52 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Many have said in the aftermath of Jon Gruden’s resignation that folks around the NFL are scrubbing their emails today. For some around the league, no amount of scrubbing will make a difference. For those people, the damage is already done. For those people, the emails they sent to or received from former Washington executive [more]

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Jerry Jones declines to comment on whether Jon Gruden should have lost his job

Tue Oct 12 2021 15:05:24 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Every Tuesday, Cowboys owner Jerry Jones talks about the happenings with his team and the league during a segment on 105.3 The Fan in Dallas. This Tuesday, Jones was asked about the events leading to the resignation of Raiders coach Jon Gruden. Jones, who usually has something to say about anything and everything, had not [more]

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It’s time for NFL to release all information from the Washington Football Team investigation

Tue Oct 12 2021 14:17:33 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

The NFL possesses a trove of 650,000 emails that previously were entirely hidden. The NFL has peeled off a small handful of those communications, for one or more specific purposes. As a result, the NFL has opened the door to having all of the emails released. In July, the NFL managed to announce the outcome [more]

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League likely would have kept leaking emails, until Jon Gruden was out

Tue Oct 12 2021 01:27:10 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Jon Gruden walked away on Monday night. There’s a good chance that, if he hadn’t, he would have been fired. There’s a better chance that this is exactly what the NFL wanted. The obvious takeaway from Monday’s stunning leak of homophobic/transphobic/sexists emails following Friday’s stunning leak of one single racist email is that the NFL [more]

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Ron Rivera calls Curtis Samuel week-to-week with groin injury

Mon Oct 11 2021 18:19:29 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Washington wide receiver Curtis Samuel has been dealing with a groin injury for months and it knocked him out of Sunday’s loss to the Saints after just a few snaps. Samuel made his Washington debut in Week Four and then missed two days of practice before being listed as questionable for Week Five. He made [more]

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Joe Thuney fractured his hand, played through it on Sunday night

Mon Oct 11 2021 17:28:15 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Chiefs left guard Joe Thuney didn’t miss a snap in Sunday night’s loss to the Bills, but it wasn’t because he remained in good health all night. Head coach Andy Reid said that Thuney fractured his hand early in the contest. He was put in a cast and played with it for the rest of [more]

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Matt Ryan: Kyle Pitts played his best game so far, see a lot more of them in his future

Mon Oct 11 2021 11:52:49 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Tight end Kyle Pitts did some good things for the Falcons over the first four weeks of the season, but he didn’t look like the kind of matchup nightmare many predicted he would be before Atlanta made him the fourth overall pick of this year’s draft. Pitts provided a look at that player in Sunday’s [more]

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Zach Wilson: We can’t keep trying to come from behind

Sun Oct 10 2021 21:05:43 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

It’s easy to spot one thing the Jets have to work on during their bye week. The team has not scored a point in the first quarter this season and they’ve scored just 13 points in the first halves of games while going 1-4 to open the season. On Sunday in London, they were down [more]

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Matt Ryan leads Falcons to 27-20 win in London

Sun Oct 10 2021 16:31:01 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan continued making his mark in the NFL record books in Sunday’s win over the Jets. Ryan became the seventh player in NFL history with 5,000 completions and passed Eli Manning for eighth place in career passing yards during the 27-20 victory. Ryan was 32-of-45 for 342 yards and two touchdowns on [more]

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Jets cut Falcons lead to 20-17 in fourth quarter

Sun Oct 10 2021 16:08:11 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

The Jets started slowly again on Sunday, but they have a shot in the fourth quarter against the Falcons. Michael Carter‘s two-yard touchdown run and Jamison Crowder‘s two-point conversion cut Atlanta’s lead to 20-17 with just under seven minutes left to play in the game. The  touchdown was set up by a 27-yard catch by [more]

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Falcons lead Jets 20-3 at halftime

Sun Oct 10 2021 15:02:06 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

The Falcons are 1-3 in the United States so far this season, but things are going better for them in the United Kingdom. They scored on their first three possessions of Sunday’s game against the Jets and added a Younghoe Koo field goal on the final play of the first half to take a 20-3 [more]

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Cordarrelle Patterson evaluated for concussion, Falcons lead 3-0

Sun Oct 10 2021 13:52:32 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

The Falcons are leading the Jets early in the first quarter, but they’re without a key piece of their offense. Running back Cordarrelle Patterson is in the concussion protocol after a hit in the first quarter of Sunday’s game against the Jets. Patterson left the game after throwing an incompletion on a gadget play that [more]

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Washington Football Team places second trainer on administrative leave

Sun Oct 10 2021 01:17:22 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Another Washington Football Team trainer has been placed on leave amid an investigation that saw federal agents raid the team facility. Washington assistant athletic trainer Doug Quon has been placed on administrative leave, according to John Keim of ESPN. That comes just days after Washington put head athletic trainer Ryan Vermillion on leave amid a [more]

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Leak of Jon Gruden email renews questions regarding lack of transparency in WFT investigation

Sat Oct 09 2021 16:35:18 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

The NFL managed to place into a nuclear sarcophagus any and all evidence regarding the chronic misbehavior that happened for years within the Washington organization. The NFL specifically didn’t request a written report, ensuring that nothing will surface — unless the league wants it to. Earlier this week, someone wanted it to. Andrew Beaton of [more]

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What else is in the Jon Gruden “materials” sent by the NFL to the Raiders?

Sat Oct 09 2021 15:13:39 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

The Jon Gruden email regarding NFL Players Association executive director DeMaurice Smith created major waves on Friday. As explained both by the league and the Raiders, “other materials” involving Gruden exist. At this point, no one outside the NFL’s apparatus is aware of the specific contents of the emails. As one source with knowledge of [more]

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Report: Jon Gruden used racial trope in 2011 email regarding DeMaurice Smith

Fri Oct 08 2021 20:47:34 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Jon Gruden has a situation on his hands, unrelated to Sunday’s game against the Bears. Or anything else that may happen on the football field. Via Andrew Beaton of the Wall Street Journal, the NFL has found a July 2011 email written by Gruden that uses a racial trope regarding NFL Players Association executive director [more]

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Antonio Gibson returns to limited practice Thursday

Thu Oct 07 2021 19:17:45 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Washington running back Antonio Gibson returned to practice Thursday. He was limited. Gibson sat out Wednesday’s session. He popped up on practice report Sept. 30 when he missed practice with a shin injury. Gibson returned to limited work last Friday and, despite a questionable designation, played 37 snaps and had 16 touches for 75 yards [more]

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Calvin Ridley out for Sunday’s game due to a personal matter

Thu Oct 07 2021 17:55:21 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

The Falcons will be without their best receiver when they take on the Jets this weekend. Atlanta announced on Thursday that Calvin Ridley will not make the trip to London due to a personal matter. “We are in support of Calvin during this time and will respect his privacy on the matter,” the Falcons said [more]

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NFLPA asks agents to tell them if their clients are contacted in Ryan Vermillion investigation

Thu Oct 07 2021 14:55:36 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

After Washington Football Team head athletic trainer Ryan Vermillion was placed on administrative leave this week amid an ongoing criminal investigation, the NFL Players Association released a statement saying that they had sent a letter to the NFL requesting information about the situation. The NFLPA has also reached out to player agents regarding the matter. [more]

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Report: Investigation into WFT trainer over possible prescription drug offenses

Thu Oct 07 2021 03:05:28 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Washington Football Team head athletic trainer Ryan Vermillion was placed on administrative leave by the team after federal authorities conducted a raid of the team facility as part of a criminal investigation last week. The Drug Enforcement Administration led the search into team headquarters last week and also conducted a search of Vermillion’s residence. According [more]

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NFLPA seeking information on DEA investigation of Washington Football Team head trainer

Wed Oct 06 2021 16:27:46 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

The NFL Players Association is seeking information after federal agents reportedly raided the team facility seeking information about head athletic trainer Ryan Vermillion. The players’ union released a statement today saying it is concerned that the raid may reflect on the quality of care that players are receiving in Washington. “Our union has sent the [more]

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Blake Cashman returning to practice for the Jets

Wed Oct 06 2021 15:50:17 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

The Jets will be heading to London to face the Falcons this weekend and linebacker Blake Cashman could be going with them. Cashman was placed on injured reserve after hurting his hamstring in the Jets’ Week One loss to the Panthers. He has missed three games, which makes him eligible to return to the active [more]

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DeAndre Carter nabs NFC special teams player of the week

Wed Oct 06 2021 12:52:35 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

The Washington Football Team trailed the Falcons when they came out of halftime last Sunday, but they didn’t wait long to grab the lead. DeAndre Carter took the opening kickoff of the second half 101 yards for a touchdown that staked them to a 19-17 lead. They would lose that lead before Taylor Heinicke rallied [more]

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Falcons sign Dustin Colquitt, Mike Pennel off practice squad; put Isaiah Oliver, Cam Nizialek on IR

Tue Oct 05 2021 19:45:00 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

The Falcons announced a handful of roster moves on Tuesday afternoon. The team has signed punter Dustin Colquitt and defensive lineman Mike Pennel off of the practice squad. They will take the roster spots of cornerback Isaiah Oliver and punter Cam Nizialek as they’ve been placed on injured reserve. Colquitt puinted for Pittsburgh and Jacksonville [more]

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Washington signs Danny Johnson, Jordan Kunaszyk off practice squad

Tue Oct 05 2021 19:15:21 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Washington head coach Ron Rivera announced on Monday that cornerback Torry McTyer will miss the rest of the season with a torn ACL and that linebacker Jon Bostic is likely out for the year with a pectoral injury, so the team moved them off of the active roster on Tuesday. The team announced that both [more]

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Ron Rivera on “black cloud” over WFT: We’re trying to fix it, keep getting drawn back into things

Tue Oct 05 2021 16:50:11 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Monday brought word that the Washington Football Team’s head athletic trainer Ryan Vermillion has been placed on administrative leave due to an ongoing criminal investigation unrelated to the team. Head coach Ron Rivera, who worked with Vermillion in Carolina before both men came to Washington last year, declined further comment on Monday by pointing to [more]

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Bucs-Patriots becomes second most-watched Sunday Night Football game ever

Mon Oct 04 2021 22:14:53 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

As expected, Tom Brady‘s return to New England drew a big audience. To the undoubted delight of Jerry Jones, it wasn’t the biggest audience that ever tuned in for a Sunday night game. Via Deadline.com, Sunday night’s Buccaneers-Patriots contest generated a total audience of 28.5 million. That made it the second most-watching Sunday night game [more]

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WFT trainer Ryan Vermillion on leave due to criminal investigation unrelated to team

Mon Oct 04 2021 18:05:28 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

The Washington Football Team is without the services of head athletic trainer Ryan Vermillion at the moment. JP Finley, Grant Paulsen and Julie Carey of NBC Sports Washington and WRC report that federal law enforcement agents raided the team’s facility last week. The team said in a statement that Vermillion has since been placed on [more]

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Washington escapes Atlanta with a win

Sun Oct 03 2021 20:26:45 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

In a back-and-forth battle in Atlanta, the Washington Football Team pulled out a last-minute victory in a game that had looked lost. The victory came when Taylor Heinicke hit J.D. McKissic with a short pass that McKissic turned into a spectacular 30-yard touchdown, with a dive into the end zone at the end. That gave [more]

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Washington loses Brandon Scherff to knee injury

Sun Oct 03 2021 19:34:10 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Washington guard Brandon Scherff suffered a knee injury today against the Falcons and will not return. The Football Team announced during the fourth quarter that Scherff is out for the game. He’s the third offensive starter Washington has lost today, following Logan Thomas with a hamstring injury and Dyami Brown with a knee injury. Scherff [more]

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Jack Del Rio: Hasn’t been start we wanted on defense, but they don’t give trophies after three weeks

Fri Oct 01 2021 14:16:11 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Washington’s defense has been one of the biggest disappointments in the league through the first three weeks of the season and the coordinator of the unit is stressing how small a chunk of the season that is this week. Jack Del Rio spoke to reporters on Thursday about his group’s poor start and said that [more]

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Antonio Gibson misses practice with shin injury

Thu Sep 30 2021 18:08:35 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Antonio Gibson played with a shoulder injury last week. He has a shin injury that kept him out of practice Thursday. Gibson was not on the injury report Wednesday, but he did wear a sleeve on his injured shin during practice, Nicki Jhabvala of TheAthletic.com reports. Gibson has 51 touches for 285 yards and a [more]

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Taylor Heinicke: Game manager is fine with me

Thu Sep 30 2021 12:30:50 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Washington head coach Ron Rivera shared one of his goals for quarterback Taylor Heinicke earlier this week. In the wake of Heinicke’s two interceptions in last Sunday’s loss to the Bills, Rivera said that he wants the quarterback to “do things in more of a game-manager way” because “bad things seem to happen” when Heinicke [more]

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Chase Young on WFT defense: We’re trying to focus on us and nothing outside

Wed Sep 29 2021 13:37:38 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Neither defensive end Chase Young nor the Washington Football Team’s defense as a whole has lived up to expectations through the first three weeks of the season. Washington was fourth in the league in points allowed last season, but they rank 29th this year after allowing 92 points over their first three games. Young hasn’t [more]

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Josh Allen is the AFC offensive player of the week

Wed Sep 29 2021 12:36:19 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

After Sunday’s game, it looks safe to say Josh Allen officially has his swagger back. The Bills quarterback has been named the AFC offensive player of the week for his performance in Buffalo’s 43-21 victory over Washington. Allen threw for 358 yards and four touchdowns in the contest and ran for a touchdown as well. [more]

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Ron Rivera wants Taylor Heinicke to be more of a game manager

Tue Sep 28 2021 12:58:17 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Washington head coach Ron Rivera’s post-game assessment of his team on Sunday was that they have “a long way to go” in order to be the kind of team they want to be this season and he spent some time on Monday sharing one area where he’d like to see a change. Taylor Heinicke threw [more]

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Cowboys take lead on Dak Prescott touchdown throw to Dalton Schultz

Tue Sep 28 2021 01:05:18 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

The Cowboys didn’t get the touchdown they thought they should have had. It turns out, it didn’t matter. They scored anyway. It just took 4:12 longer than it should have. After officials ruled Dak Prescott was stopped short of the goal line on a quarterback sneak on fourth down — and the replay official upheld [more]

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Ron Rivera: We’ll see how it goes on Wednesday with Curtis Samuel

Mon Sep 27 2021 18:55:06 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Wide receiver Curtis Samuel‘s debut for the Washington Football Team has been delayed by a groin injury, but it may not be a long way off. Samuel is eligible to come off of injured reserve in time to face the Falcons in Week Four and head coach Ron Rivera discussed that prospect when he spoke [more]

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Ron Rivera thinks Washington has “a long way to go” after loss to Buffalo

Mon Sep 27 2021 14:33:08 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

In the days leading up to Sunday’s game against the Bills, Washington head coach Ron Rivera said that he viewed the game as a measuring stick for where his team is at this point in the season. Things did not go well for Rivera’s club. They fell behind 21-0 and then gave up 22 straight [more]

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Josh Allen stars as Bills roll over Washington 43-21

Sun Sep 26 2021 20:10:51 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Bills quarterback Josh Allen gave himself a poor review for his performance in the first two weeks of the regular season, but he’ll get higher marks for his work against Washington in Week Three. Allen threw four touchdowns and ran for another as the Bills moved to 2-1 with a convincing 43-21 victory. Allen had [more]

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Bills up 36-14 after picking off Taylor Heinicke

Sun Sep 26 2021 19:23:16 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

The Bills are well on their way to their second win of the 2021 season. Taylor Heinicke threw his second interception of the game late in the third quarter and the Bills used the short field to set up Tyler Bass‘ third field goal of the game. That extended Buffalo’s lead to 36-14 with just [more]

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Bills up 27-14, Brandon Scherff injured before half

Sun Sep 26 2021 18:41:08 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Washington rallied back from a 21-0 deficit to keep things interesting in the first half of Sunday’s game against the Bills, but any further comeback efforts may have to happen without right guard Brandon Scherff. Scherff was injured late in the second quarter and returned to the locker room with medical personnel ahead of his [more]

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Washington cuts Bills lead to 21-14

Sun Sep 26 2021 18:11:40 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Washington kicker Dustin Hopkins came up with one of the more unusual plays of his career in the second quarter of Sunday’s game against the Bills. Hopkins recovered his own kickoff after it bounced in front of Bills kickoff returner Isaiah McKenzie and caromed back toward the Washington coverage team. Hopkins wound up falling on [more]

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Bills up 14-0 after Logan Thomas loses fumble

Sun Sep 26 2021 17:49:45 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

The Bills have extended their lead over the Washington Football Team to two touchdowns. Bills quarterbackJosh Allen hit running back Zack Moss for a seven-yard touchdown that made the score 14-0 with just under 13 minutes left to play in the first half. It was Allen’s second touchdown pass of the game and it came [more]

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Bills jump out to 7-0 lead over Washington

Sun Sep 26 2021 17:14:54 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

The Bills’ bid for their first home win of the season is off to a good start. Josh Allen hit wide receiver Emmanuel Sanders for a 28-yard touchdown to cap an eight-play, 75-yard drive. The score gave the Bills a 7-0 lead on Washington. Allen was 5-of-6 for 76 yards overall, including a 23-yard strike [more]

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Chase Young: We’re “not really worried” about slow defensive start

Thu Sep 23 2021 14:26:15 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Optimistic predictions about the Washington Football Team’s 2021 season highlighted the defense as a reason to think they could return to the playoffs, but the first two weeks of the season haven’t seen the unit play at the same level it was at last year. They gave up 424 yards and 14 third downs to [more]

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Report: NFL has “no immediate plans” to modify enforcement of the taunting rule

Wed Sep 22 2021 14:54:56 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

For the second time since 2014, the NFL has made its longstanding taunting rule a point of emphasis. The NFL won’t be de-emphasizing that any time soon. Via Mark Maske of the Washington Post, the league has “no immediate plans” to instruct the Competition Committee to modify the enforcement of the rule. Per Maske, the [more]

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Falcons signing Dustin Colquitt to practice squad

Tue Sep 21 2021 21:10:22 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

After Atlanta punter Cameron Nizialek struggled in Sunday’s loss to Tampa Bay, the Falcons are bringing in some competition. The Falcons are signing veteran punter Dustin Colquitt to their practice squad, the team announced on Tuesday. Colquitt last appeared in a game for the Jaguars last season, recording six punts in a game for the [more]

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Ron Rivera on taunting penalties: You can celebrate, but we’re trying to prevent a brawl

Tue Sep 21 2021 20:18:22 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

As one of the members of the NFL’s competition committee, Washington head coach Ron Rivera has a say in the points of emphasis for officials during the season. Through two weeks, the emphasis on taunting fouls has drawn significant criticism — including from NFL players association president J.C. Tretter. So far, officials have thrown 11 [more]

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Ron Rivera on defense: Too many good players for us not to play better

Fri Sep 17 2021 13:19:19 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Discussions about the strengths of the Washington Football Team heading into the 2021 season focused on the defense, particularly on a defensive line featuring four first-round picks who helped push the team to a division title last season. That defense has not been as tough as hoped through two games, however. They were able to [more]

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Taylor Heinicke believes he has earned the right to start the rest of the season

Fri Sep 17 2021 10:20:11 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Taylor Heinicke was only Washington’s starting quarterback on Thursday Night Football because Ryan Fitzpatrick is injured, but after Washington beat the Giants, Heinicke said he thinks he has earned the starting job for good. Michael Irvin asked Heinicke on NFL Network after the game, “Do you believe, with the job that you’ve done here, that [more]

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J.D. McKissic: Taylor Heinicke’s calm demeanor reminded him of Russell Wilson

Fri Sep 17 2021 06:00:36 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Facing a two-minute drill and a two-point deficit, Taylor Heinicke piloted the offense of the Washington Football Team into field goal range to set up Dustin Hopkins for a game-winning field goal attempt Thursday night against the New York Giants. Heinicke was 6 of 8 for 36 yards on the final drive before Dustin Hopkins’ [more]

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Tom Brady’s advice to young quarterbacks who want to have a long career: “Good luck”

Thu Sep 16 2021 22:07:10 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

As Tom Brady thrives at age 44 and muses about playing until he’s 50, he was asked on Thursday to explain what he’d tell young quarterbacks who hope to have long NFL careers. “Good luck,” Brady said. “It’s tough, but it’s up to them,” he added. “Yeah, if you do the right stuff, you have [more]

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Ryan Fitzpatrick not having surgery on hip injury

Thu Sep 16 2021 17:48:38 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Ryan Fitzpatrick is on the injured reserve list after a hip subluxation in last Sunday’s loss to the Chargers and it does not appear his path to recovery will include a surgery. According to multiple reports, Fitzpatrick will be rehabbing his injury through other methods with an eye on returning to the field this season. [more]

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The four teams with vaccination friction have started 0-4

Thu Sep 16 2021 16:43:13 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Of the NFL’s 32 teams, four of them emerged as having specific and noteworthy internal friction over the question of whether and to what extent players will receive the COVID vaccine. Coincidentally, or not, those four teams have started the year a collective 0-4. The Vikings lost to the Bengals, the Bills lost to the [more]

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Matt Ryan: We’re capable of moving the ball efficiently

Wed Sep 15 2021 16:41:14 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

The Falcons were one of the biggest disappointments of Week One. In their first game with Arthur Smith as head coach, the Falcons managed to put up 260 yards and six points in a 32-6 loss to the Eagles. The Falcons averaged just 3.6 yards per pass and that kind of inefficiency makes it very [more]

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Taylor Heinicke: Being a starting NFL QB something I’ve dreamed about my whole life

Wed Sep 15 2021 13:14:12 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Thursday night’s game against the Giants won’t be the first start of quarterback Taylor Heinicke‘s NFL career, but it offers him a different opportunity than the first two. Heinicke started a game for the 2018 Panthers as they were playing out the string of a losing season and he played well in Washington’s Wild Card [more]

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Falcons re-sign Brandon Copeland

Mon Sep 13 2021 17:32:39 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

If you blinked, you might not have known he was gone. The Falcons have re-signed linebacker Brandon Copeland a day after releasing him. The move was likely a salary maneuver, as Copeland is a veteran player with more than four years of experience. Copeland signed with Atlanta back in March after spending last season with [more]

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Ron Rivera: Washington has no plans to bring in more quarterbacks

Mon Sep 13 2021 17:13:24 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Washington quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick is heading to injured reserve, but the Football Team has no plans to bring in any other quarterbacks. Coach Ron Rivera said today that he has no plans to bring in any other quarterbacks. Taylor Heinicke will start while Fitzpatrick is out, Kyle Allen will back Heinicke up, and Kyle Shurmur [more]

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Jaguars close in on a rare 20-game losing streak

Mon Sep 13 2021 16:48:36 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Last year, Jacksonville started 1-0. This year, they started 0-1. In between, they’ve lost every game. Given the 0-16 Jaguar Slam that was completed with Sunday’s loss to the Texans, Jacksonville now stands only four games away from becoming only the third team in NFL history to lose 20 straight games. The Chicago Cardinals of [more]

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No Cam Newton for Washington, yet

Mon Sep 13 2021 03:43:31 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

When reporters asked Washington coach Ron Rivera about free-agent quarterback Cam Newton after the Patriots released him, Rivera said that Ryan Fitzpatrick is the team’s starting quarterback. Pending the results of a Monday MRI, Fitzpatrick may not be. So will that create an opening for Newton? Per a source with knowledge of the situation, the [more]

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It will be Ron Rivera’s call on whether Washington pursues Cam Newton

Sun Sep 12 2021 23:57:32 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

We’ll know more tomorrow regarding the expected absence of Washington quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick after a hip injury that may have caused the ball to exit the socket. Eventually, we’ll know whether this will require Washington to look outside the building for help. Although initial indications are that the team will consider its in-house options, a [more]

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Report: Initial diagnosis for Ryan Fitzpatrick is hip subluxation

Sun Sep 12 2021 22:50:17 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Washington quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick appears to have a significant injury. Coach Ron Rivera said postgame that the team would know more after an MRI on Monday. The initial diagnosis, though, is a hip subluxation, Ian Rapoport of NFL Media reports. “The hope is nothing was broken,” Rapoport adds. “A serious injury, but they’ll learn how [more]

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Ron Rivera: We’ll know more tomorrow on Ryan Fitzpatrick’s hip

Sun Sep 12 2021 21:49:44 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Washington quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick was knocked out of Sunday’s loss to the Chargers with a hip injury and there wasn’t any word on his outlook for Week Two and beyond after the game. Fitzpatrick left the game in the second quarter after taking a hit from Chargers pass rusher Uchenna Nwosu. He was originally called [more]

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Jalen Hurts throws three touchdowns, Eagles cruise to 32-6 win

Sun Sep 12 2021 20:22:08 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

The Eagles’ decision to go with Jalen Hurts as their starting quarterback looked like a wise one in Atlanta on Sunday. Hurts threw three touchdowns and ran for 62 yards in a 32-6 win over the Falcons. The Eagles won one of the four games that Hurts started as a rookie, but they’ll win a [more]

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Chargers convert 14 third downs in 20-16 victory over Washington

Sun Sep 12 2021 20:08:41 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Down by four with 6:50 left in the fourth quarter and the ball on the Chargers’ 40, Washington head coach Ron Rivera had a decision to make. It was fourth-and-7. Washington had already lost its starting quarterback, Ryan Fitzpatrick, to a right hip injury. Backup Taylor Heinicke had led the team to a scoring drive, [more]

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Chargers take 20-16 lead with Justin Herbert’s first touchdown of 2021

Sun Sep 12 2021 19:38:54 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

It looked like the Chargers had let another red-zone opportunity slip from their grasp. But then a takeaway gave them the chance to get back in the lead. Los Angeles took advantage of it, with quarterback Justin Herbert tossing a three-yard touchdown to Mike Williams to put the Chargers ahead 20-16. Herbert had just thrown [more]

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Washington takes the lead after Terry McLaurin’s outstanding catch

Sun Sep 12 2021 19:01:51 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Washington no longer has its starting quarterback, but the Football Team has gotten off to a good start in the second half. Backup Taylor Heinicke capped the first drive of the third quarter with an 11-yard touchdown pass to tight end Logan Thomas, giving Washington a 16-13 lead. But the play of the drive was [more]

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Ryan Fitzpatrick downgraded to out with hip injury

Sun Sep 12 2021 18:50:43 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

The Taylor Heinicke Show is back on in Washington — at least for the rest of Sunday. Washington announced that Ryan Fitzpatrick has been downgraded to out with his right hip injury. Fitzpatrick was hit hard midway through the second quarter by edge rusher Uchenna Nwosu. He was able to walk off the field under [more]

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Chargers lead Washington 13-9 at halftime

Sun Sep 12 2021 18:38:04 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

The Chargers are up 13-9 on Washington, but the Football Team could have bigger issues going forward. Quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick exited the game midway through the second quarter with a hip injury. He was announced as questionable to return, but backup Taylor Heinicke played the rest of the first half. Neither quarterback was particularly effective [more]

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Ryan Fitzpatrick questionable to return with hip injury

Sun Sep 12 2021 18:14:45 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Ryan Fitzpatrick has headed to the locker room. The quarterback was hit hard while attempting a pass to start a drive midway through the second quarter. Washington announced that Fitzpatrick is questionable to return with a hip injury. Through the first few drives, Fitzpatrick had only completed three of his six passes for 13 yards. [more]

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Austin Ekeler scores Chargers first touchdown of the season

Sun Sep 12 2021 17:20:01 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Austin Ekeler missed a couple of days of practice this week, but he looked just fine as the Chargers hummed to the end zone on their first possession of the season. The running back scored a three-yard touchdown to give Los Angeles an early 7-0 lead. Reigning offensive rookie of the year Justin Herbert was [more]

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Austin Ekeler is expected to play Sunday

Sun Sep 12 2021 12:03:23 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Running back Austin Ekeler‘s chances of playing in Week One looked better as the week went on and it appears he’ll be on the field in Washington on Sunday afternoon. Ekeler missed practice on Wednesday and Thursday with a hamstring injury, but he returned to work on Friday and left head coach Brandon Staley feeling [more]

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Tanya Snyder complains that recent comments were “taken out of context”

Fri Sep 10 2021 21:24:07 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

There’s a time-honored tradition when it comes to containing the damage from unfortunate remarks. Claim they were taken out of context. That’s what Washington owner Tanya Snyder has done in response to criticism she has received for statements made during the Adam Schefter podcast regarding the controversy that has engulfed the franchise in recent months [more]

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Brandon Staley “optimistic” Austin Ekeler will play on Sunday

Fri Sep 10 2021 20:19:17 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

It looks like Austin Ekeler will play in the Chargers’ season opener against Washington. Ekeler (hamstring) did not participate in Wednesday or Thursday’s practice. But he was limited on Friday and Los Angeles has listed him as questionable. “He looked good out there,” head coach Brandon Staley said, via Daniel Popper of TheAthletic.com. “Optimistic for [more]

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Washington will place Curtis Samuel on IR

Fri Sep 10 2021 16:51:49 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Washington receiver Curtis Samuel won’t be suiting up for Sunday’s matchup with the Chargers after all. Head coach Ron Rivera said in his Friday press conference that Samuel will be placed on injured reserve. Rivera was clear that it should be a short-term stint on the list for Samuel, who has been working his way [more]

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Washington will retire Bobby Mitchell’s No. 49 next Thursday

Fri Sep 10 2021 16:49:44 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

The Washington Football Team announced plans to retire Bobby Mitchell’s number in June 2020, but never did it during the 2020 season because of the absence of fans at FedEx Field. Fans are back this season and the team announced that the ceremony retiring Mitchell’s No. 49 will be held before their Week Two game [more]

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Austin Ekeler remains out of practice

Thu Sep 09 2021 23:33:33 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

The Chargers’ injury report remained unchanged Thursday. Running back Austin Ekeler did not practice again because of a hamstring injury. Ekeler missed six games with a hamstring injury last season. He had 170 touches for 933 yards and three touchdowns in the 10 games he played in 2020. Justin Jackson is the backup running back, [more]

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Falcons restructure Deion Jones’ contract

Thu Sep 09 2021 22:27:17 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

The Falcons have created some salary cap space with a restructure of linebacker Deion Jones‘ contract. The team converted $4.172 million of Jones’ deal into a signing bonus, Field Yates of ESPN reports. The move frees up $2.782 million in cap space for 2021. The Falcons also restructured Jones’ contract in the offseason. He deferred [more]

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Ravens signing Devonta Freeman to their practice squad

Thu Sep 09 2021 21:10:08 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

To combat a string of injuries to their running backs, the Ravens are bringing in a veteran at the position. Baltimore is signing Devonta Freeman to its practice squad, according to agent Drew Rosenhaus. Freeman was last with the Saints in training camp, with the team cutting him at the end of August. He spent [more]

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Curtis Samuel doesn’t practice on Thursday

Thu Sep 09 2021 16:46:56 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Wide receiver Curtis Samuel‘s debut for the Washington Football Team doesn’t look like it is going to happen on Sunday. Samuel left Wednesday’s practice after just a few minutes with what appeared to be further trouble from the groin injury that limited him throughout the summer. Samuel was ultimately listed as a non-participant in practice [more]

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WFT can’t get its story straight on whether it has narrowed list of names to eight

Thu Sep 09 2021 13:29:30 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

With so much going on currently in the NFL, whether and to what extent the Washington Football Team has narrowed its list of potential permanent names to eight ranks fairly low on the list of priorities. But we also need to be complete, and accurate. Unlike the Washington Football Team, which seems to be all [more]

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Austin Ekeler misses practice with hamstring injury

Wed Sep 08 2021 23:48:24 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Chargers running back Austin Ekeler missed six games with a hamstring injury last season. He is beginning this season with a hamstring injury. The Chargers’ injury report brought the bad news with Ekeler listed as a non-participant in Wednesday’s practice. Ekeler had 170 touches for 933 yards and three touchdowns last season, his first as [more]

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Curtis Samuel leaves Wednesday’s practice early

Wed Sep 08 2021 17:38:42 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Washington head coach Ron Rivera said last week that he was feeling “very confident” about having wide receiver Curtis Samuel back from a groin injury for the team’s Week One game against the Chargers. That confidence level has likely taken a hit on Wednesday. Samuel practiced without issue on Monday, but left the field early [more]

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Washington is finally down to eight possible names

Wed Sep 08 2021 13:49:44 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Less than a month ago, the Washington Football Team said it didn’t have a list of eight final names. It apparently now does. Owner Tanya Snyder, who is running the team during Daniel Snyder’s voluntary (unless it isn’t) break from day-to-day control due to the outcome of the investigation regarding years of workplace misconduct that [more]

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Bryan Bulaga still dealing with hip flexor injury for Chargers

Wed Sep 08 2021 04:59:55 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Los Angeles Chargers right tackle Bryan Bulaga is still a bit iffy to appear in this week’s season opener against the Washington Football Team due to a hip flexor issue. Via Joe Reedy of the Associated Press, Bulaga’s status remains in question after returning to practice on Monday. The issue had kept him out of [more]

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Texans claim Jimmy Moreland off waivers

Tue Sep 07 2021 20:33:28 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

The Texans have added some depth at cornerback. According to multiple reports, Houston has claimed Jimmy Moreland off waivers. Washington waived Moreland after agreeing to an injury settlement this week. Known as a slot corner, Moreland is entering his third season. Washington selected him in the seventh round of the 2019 draft. He’s appeared in [more]

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Clinton Portis pleads guilty to healthcare fraud

Tue Sep 07 2021 15:16:40 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

A week after a jury couldn’t reach a decision in the criminal trial of former NFL running back Clinton Portis, he has made a decision to end the prosecution without standing trial a second time. Portis has pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit health care fraud. He faces a maximum sentence of 10 years and [more]

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Chargers place Ryan Smith on IR, re-sign Kemon Hall

Mon Sep 06 2021 21:13:16 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

On Friday, the Chargers activated cornerback Ryan Smith from the COVID-19 reserve list, waiving defensive back Kemon Hall in a corresponding move. On Monday, the team announced it has placed Smith on injured reserve and re-signed Hall to the 53-player roster. Smith had a core muscle injury early in camp and then went on the [more]

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Antonio Gibson doesn’t want to become a “robotic” running back

Fri Sep 03 2021 16:00:37 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Antonio Gibson played wide receiver and running back in college and did well enough to convince the Washington Football Team to draft him in the third round last year. Once he hit the NFL, Gibson was moved to the backfield full-time and the results were good. He ran for 795 yards and 11 touchdowns, caught [more]

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Raiders sign Peyton Barber off Washington practice squad

Fri Sep 03 2021 15:44:14 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Las Vegas is adding a running back to its roster. According to multiple reports, the Raiders are signing Peyton Barber off Washington’s practice squad. The Raiders had only two running backs on their active roster in Josh Jacobs and Kenyan Drake. They reportedly put in a claim on former Broncos running back Royce Freeman, but [more]

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Ron Rivera: We’re feeling “very confident” Curtis Samuel will be available in Week One

Thu Sep 02 2021 17:04:16 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Washington receiver Curtis Samuel has been largely sidelined throughout the preseason with a groin injury, but it looks like he still has a good chance to play in Week One. Head coach Ron Rivera said on Thursday that he’s very optimistic that Samuel will be out there for the season opener against the Chargers. “He’s [more]

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Reuben Foster working out for Jets

Thu Sep 02 2021 13:57:37 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Jets head coach Robert Saleh coached linebacker Reuben Foster when he was the defensive coordinator with the 49ers and he’ll get a chance to catch up with Foster on Thursday. Foster’s agent Malki Kawa told Ian Rapoport of NFL Media that Foster will be working out for the Jets. Foster was a 2017 first-round pick [more]

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Clinton Portis fraud trial results in hung jury

Thu Sep 02 2021 00:51:11 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

The trial of former NFL running back Clinton Portis on federal fraud charges has resulted in a hung jury. The verdict form reveals that jurors were deadlocked on all counts as to Portis. As of Tuesday afternoon, a note from jurors to the presiding judge indicated that the jurors were “very hung up” on Portis [more]

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Arthur Blank acknowledges that, even with new contract, relationship with Julio Jones “changed”

Wed Sep 01 2021 23:58:50 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

In 2019, the Falcons made receiver Julio Jones the highest paid receiver in the NFL. That wasn’t enough to salvage the relationship. Owner Arthur Blank, in a recent interview with Jeff Schultz of TheAthletic.com, explained that the financial acrimony that began in 2018 and lasted until 2019 created issues that lingered into 2020 and beyond. [more]

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Martin Mayhew: Jaret Patterson’s “going to be fun to watch” in Washington backfield

Wed Sep 01 2021 15:12:04 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Among the undrafted rookies to make it through cuts and onto initial 53-man rosters around the league was Washington running back Jaret Patterson. There were signs that Patterson was close to earning a spot in recent weeks and word ahead of the official announcement on Tuesday that the team released Peyton Barber all but sealed [more]

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In ruling out Cam Newton, Ron Rivera declares Ryan Fitzpatrick to be the starter

Wed Sep 01 2021 04:06:37 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

The sudden and abrupt release of Cam Newton by the Patriots caused many to wonder whether the Washington Football Team would reunite him with coach Ron Rivera, given that the duo spent nine years together in Carolina. On Tuesday, Rivera made it clear that there’s no interest in Cam. In so doing, Rivera finally named [more]

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Washington gets to 53 players

Tue Aug 31 2021 19:30:07 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

The Washington Football Team announced 27 roster moves on Tuesday to bring their roster down to 53 players. A couple of the more prominent players cut from the team were reported ahead of Washington’s announcement. Running back Peyton Barber was released and wide receiver Antonio Gandy-Golden was placed on waivers. They also waived quarterback Steven [more]

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Washington cuts Peyton Barber, Antonio Gandy-Golden

Tue Aug 31 2021 13:40:56 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

There are another two offensive contributors in Washington who are part of the roster reduction to 53 players. According to multiple reports, the Football Team has released Peyton Barber and waived receiver Antonio Gandy-Golden. Barber has been with Washington since last year, taking 94 carries for 258 yards with four touchdowns for the team in [more]

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Josh Rosen: “Refreshing” to just go play football like you did in Pop Warner

Mon Aug 30 2021 11:22:33 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Quarterback Josh Rosen only had a few days of practice to prepare for his Falcons debut, but he wasn’t lamenting his lack of time in the Atlanta offense after Sunday’s game against the Browns. Rosen played the second half of the game and went 9-of-18 for 118 yards and the only Falcons touchdown pass of [more]

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Ravens RB J.K. Dobbins carted off with knee injury

Sat Aug 28 2021 22:56:54 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

As the Ravens go for a record winning streak in meaningless games, they’ve sustained a potentially very meaningful injury. Running back J.K. Dobbins left via cart after suffering a knee injury in the first quarter of Saturday night’s game against Washington. Dobbins got sandwiched between cornerback Jimmy Moreland and linebacker Jordan Kunaszyk after catching a [more]

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NFL suspends Ryan Anderson for six games

Sat Aug 28 2021 20:49:07 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

The NFL announced it has fined Giants pass rusher Ryan Anderson without pay for the first six games of the regular season. Anderson violated the league’s policy on performance enhancing substances. Anderson can play in the preseason finale Sunday but thereafter can’t return to the active roster until Oct. 18 after the Giants’ Week 6 [more]

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Ron Rivera will announce starting quarterback to team at the “proper moment”

Thu Aug 26 2021 20:45:52 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Every year, the quarterback competitions are well known. In Washington, there’s still reason to believe that there’s a quarterback competition that has yet to land on the national radar. Coach Ron Rivera has not officially named Ryan Fitzpatrick the Week One starter. On Thursday, Rivera explained to reporters that he’ll reveal the decision at the [more]

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Washington cuts Temmarick Hemingway, re-signs Jon Toth

Thu Aug 26 2021 13:07:54 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Washington has made a pair of moves for its offense on Thursday morning. The Football Team announced that tight end Temarrick Hemingway has been waived and center Jon Toth has been re-signed. Hemingway joined the club last year and appeared in eight games, mostly playing special teams. He finished the season with a 10-yard reception [more]

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Washington cuts four, must make one more move before deadline

Tue Aug 24 2021 13:23:35 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

With Tuesday’s deadline to reduce rosters to 80 players upcoming, Washington has moved on from four players. The Football Team announced that cornerback Jordan Brown, offensive tackle Rick Leonard, linebacker Justin Phillips, and defensive tackle Justus Reed have been cut. Brown, Leonard, and Phillips each spent time on Washington’s practice squad last year, though none [more]

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Ron Rivera: Landon Collins has done a nice job with his return

Mon Aug 23 2021 20:08:30 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Coming off a torn Achilles, Washington safety Landon Collins has worked his way back onto the field. He’s played a handful of snaps in each of the Football Team’s two preseason games, making a solid hit on Cincinnati tight end Thaddeus Moss in the second quarter of the matchup with the Bengals. On Monday, head [more]

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Washington activates David Sharpe off COVID-19 list

Mon Aug 23 2021 12:49:13 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Washington has one of its key depth pieces back. The Football Team announced on Monday that offensive tackle David Sharpe has been activated off the reserve/COVID-19 list. Sharpe has been on the list since the end of July, missing nearly all of training camp and the preseason. Sharpe has been with the Football Team since [more]

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Ron Rivera stops short of declaring Ryan Fitzpatrick the WFT starting quarterback

Sat Aug 21 2021 18:33:50 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Ryan Fitzpatrick may indeed be the starting quarterback in Washington. However, coach Ron Rivera has yet to say so. He stopped short of making Fitzpatrick the Week One starter when speaking to reporters on Saturday. “You know, we don’t play for 21 days,” Rivera said. “Whenever it’s time to say it, I’ll say it. Whenever [more]

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Court issues arrest warrant for Clinton Portis over unpaid child support

Sat Aug 21 2021 15:24:37 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Former NFL running back Clinton Portis made $43 million during his career. He’s currently facing imprisonment over failure to pay child support. According to Jennifer Cabrera of the Alachua (Fl.) Chronicle, a court order has been issued for the arrest of Portis. He has failed, based on court documents inspected by the Chronicle, to make [more]

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Bengals coach Zac Taylor on Ja’Marr Chase’s drops: “We just expect our receivers to catch the ball”

Sat Aug 21 2021 13:19:50 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Bengals rookie receiver Ja'Marr Chase had three drops against Washington on Friday night. After the game, Cincinnati coach Zac Taylor was asked about Chase’s miscues. “We just expect our receivers to catch the ball, it’s as simple as that,” Taylor told reporters. “I don’t attribute it to any rhythm, the ball’s coming at you, catch [more]

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Undrafted rookie Jaret Patterson appears close to earning a roster spot in Washington

Sat Aug 21 2021 10:20:45 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Undrafted rookies always have an uphill battle to make the roster, but Washington undrafted rookie running back Jaret Patterson appears close to securing a spot on the Football Team. Patterson had 16 carries for 71 yards and a touchdown in the preseason win over the Bengals, and also caught all three passes thrown to him [more]

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Washington president says they haven’t identified a list of eight potential names

Thu Aug 19 2021 14:12:20 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

The Washington Football team will pick a new name in 2022. Recently, speculation has emerged that the team has narrowed the list to eight options, thanks to a “Making the Brand” video created by the organization. Not so, says team president Jason Wright. Wright confirmed that the team is working toward selecting three final choices. [more]

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Ron Rivera on taunting: We don’t need peewee football kids seeing us act like that

Wed Aug 18 2021 18:03:24 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Washington coach Ron Rivera says the NFL is thinking of the children with its crackdown on taunting. Rivera, a member of the league’s Competition Committee, said he is teaching his players that they need to avoid taunting, not only because the NFL is warning players that officials will call taunting penalties more strictly this season, [more]

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Washington cuts Nick Guggemos, Greg Stroman

Tue Aug 17 2021 16:28:11 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

The Washington Football Team announced a couple of cuts on Tuesday afternoon. They have released tight end Nick Guggemos and cornerback Greg Stroman. The moves leave them with 86 players, which is one above the 85-player limit that goes into effect on Tuesday afternoon but they have an exemption for defensive lineman David Bada through [more]

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Ron Rivera sounds off on vaccine misinformation

Mon Aug 16 2021 13:37:37 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Washington coach Ron Rivera rarely shies away from saying what needs to be said. Although he typically reserves the profanity for the locker room, the sideline, and/or the practice field, he made an exception when speaking to Albert Breer of SI.com regarding the avalanche of misinformation regarding the COVID vaccine. “Gen Z is relying on [more]

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Washington claims Caleb Wilson off waivers

Mon Aug 16 2021 11:05:28 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

The Washington Football Team cut a few players on Sunday as they close in on the deadline to drop the roster to 85 players, but they added a player who used to be with a divisional rival later in the day. Washington announced that they claimed tight end Caleb Wilson off of waivers. The Eagles [more]

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Ron Rivera stands by kicker Dustin Hopkins despite 0-for-2 preseason opener

Sun Aug 15 2021 18:18:53 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Washington kicker Dustin Hopkins did not play well in this week’s preseason opener, but his job is not in jeopardy. That’s the word from coach Ron Rivera, who said Hopkins has the kicking job locked up and indicated that Hopkins needs more time to work with rookie long snapper Camaron Cheeseman. “He’s our kicker,” Rivera [more]

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Curtis Samuel off PUP list; Washington cuts Kelvin Harmon, Chris Miller

Sun Aug 15 2021 16:52:55 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Wide receiver Curtis Samuel has finally hit the practice field for Washington. A groin injury led Washington to put Samuel on the physically unable to perform list when they started camp last month. Samuel also had a stint on the COVID-19 reserve list that started and ended while he remained on the PUP list, but [more]

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Washington releases Lamar Miller

Sun Aug 15 2021 12:12:35 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Lamar Miller‘s bid for a spot in the Washington backfield has come to an end. Adam Schefter of ESPN reports that the Washington Football Team released Miller on Sunday morning. He ran three times for 14 yards in Thursday night’s game against the Patriots and caught three passes for 10 yards and a touchdown. Miller [more]

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Ron Rivera: Chase Young is learning to rely on more than just his tremendous athletic ability

Sat Aug 14 2021 11:42:00 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Washington defensive end Chase Young was the NFL’s defensive rookie of the year last season, and coach Ron Rivera thinks Young looks even better this year. Young delivered a great hit on Patriots quarterback Cam Newton in Thursday’s preseason game, and Rivera said Young is showing an ability to develop as a complete player, and [more]

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NFL suspends Derrius Guice for six games

Fri Aug 13 2021 21:23:26 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

The NFL has suspended free agent running back Derrius Guice for the first six games of the season. Guice was arrested last August and charged with one felony count of strangulation and four misdemeanors after a series of incidents involving the same woman. He was waived by Washington shortly after news of the arrest came [more]

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Ryan Fitzpatrick was “floored” by last year’s benching for Tua Tagovailoa

Fri Aug 13 2021 12:26:23 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Ryan Fitzpatrick had a solid start to the 2020 season. Not solid enough, however. At the bye, the Dolphins decided to bench Fitzpatrick for rookie Tua Tagovailoa. Fitzpatrick’s comments from the time suggested that he didn’t agree with the move. More recently, he elaborated. “I have a ton of respect for [Dolphins coach Brian Flores], [more]

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Chase Young: Offseason work paid off in hit on Cam Newton

Fri Aug 13 2021 12:03:26 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Plenty of NFL players got an introduction to Washington defensive end Chase Young during his rookie season, but Patriots quarterback Cam Newton wasn’t one of them. Newton got his introduction early in Thursday night’s preseason game. Young came off the edge and drilled Newton to force an apparent fumble that officials ultimately called an incomplete [more]

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Through one preseason game, Mac Jones looks the part

Fri Aug 13 2021 04:01:23 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Astute football fans know what the preseason is, and what it isn’t. It isn’t competitive football with game-planning and high stakes and the best players on the field at all times. It is, however, an opportunity to see how new players look against NFL-caliber competition. For Patriots rookie quarterback Mac Jones, he looked the part [more]

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Matt Judon appears to avoid serious injury

Fri Aug 13 2021 00:10:28 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Matthew Judon didn’t play long Thursday night but long enough to see that he’s going to be a problem for Patriots’ opponents. On Washington’s ninth offensive snap, the pass rusher appeared to take a helmet to the left knee as Logan Thomas hit Judon low. Judon stayed down on the field, writhing in pain initially, [more]

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Daniel Snyder attends Washington’s preseason opener at New England

Fri Aug 13 2021 00:01:09 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

The next time the NFL says that owners are held to the same standards as players, remember this: Washington owner Daniel Snyder is attending tonight’s preseason opener at New England. Team president Jason Wright posted a photo from Gillette Stadium including Snyder, who has “voluntarily” relinquished control of the team to his wife in the [more]

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Report: Cam Newton and Mac Jones are both expected to play on Thursday night

Thu Aug 12 2021 12:19:27 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

The Patriots launch their three-game preseason (preceding their three-game pre-regular-season preceding #TommyComesHome) on Thursday against Washington. With some quarterbacks getting the first week of the preseason off, both of the top options in New England reportedly will be on the field. Via Mike Reiss of ESPN.com, both Cam Newton and Mac Jones are expected to [more]

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