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NFL moves to dismiss Gruden lawsuit, and to compel arbitration of his claims

Thu Jan 20 2022 01:35:56 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

As expected, the NFL filed its response to former Raiders coach Jon Gruden’s lawsuit on Wednesday. As expected, the league takes the position that the case should be thrown out of court. The league has filed a pair of motions. One to dismiss the lawsuit on the merits. Another to force the litigation into arbitration. [more]

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Falcons sign CFL standouts Brayden Lenius, Dee Alford to future contracts

Fri Jan 14 2022 07:07:10 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

The Atlanta Falcons signed a pair of standouts from the Canadian Football League to future contracts for the 2022 season. Saskatchewan Roughriders wide receiver Brayden Lenius and Winnipeg Blue Bombers cornerback Dee Alford are both making the jump from the CFL to the Falcons. Lenius, a 6-foot-5 receiver, played in college at the University of [more]

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Julio Jones hoping defensive coordinators underestimate him in postseason

Thu Jan 13 2022 21:59:01 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

It took Julio Jones 10 games to score his first touchdown with the Texans. He did it in Week 18, catching a 3-yard pass from Ryan Tannehill. It was Jones’ 62nd career touchdown catch. “It felt good to get out there and start hitting some shots, and making some plays for the offense,” Jones said, [more]

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Ron Rivera on QBs: Nothing is out of the question

Tue Jan 11 2022 19:47:21 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Last offseason, Washington looked like a team that was a quarterback away from competing. To solve that, the club signed quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick. But he suffered a hip injury in Week One and was out for the rest of the year. So Taylor Heinicke took over and had some ups and downs in starting 15 [more]

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Kyle Pitts: I feel like it was an OK start

Tue Jan 11 2022 13:16:27 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Falcons tight end Kyle Pitts may not wind up as the offensive rookie of the year, but he showed why he was the fourth overall pick during his first NFL season. Pitts spent the year in one of the league’s least productive offenses and wound up with 68 catches for 1,026 yards on the year. [more]

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Brandon Scherff: I hope I can end my career in Washington

Mon Jan 10 2022 14:04:00 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

For the third time in the last three years, Washington guard Brandon Scherff heads into an offseason without a contract for the next season. Washington used the franchise tag to hold onto Scherff the last two years, but doing so again would push his salary north of $25 million for the 2022 season so it’s [more]

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Matt Ryan fined $10,300 for taunting

Sat Jan 08 2022 22:13:59 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan was the unlikely recipient of a taunting penalty last Sunday and he heard from the league about it during the week as well. Ryan was flagged for saying something to Bills safety Jordan Poyer after what was ruled a rushing touchdown on the field. The NFL fined Ryan $10,300 for the [more]

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Cordarrelle Patterson asks to play defense on Sunday

Sat Jan 08 2022 11:16:57 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Atlanta’s Cordarrelle Patterson has been one of the NFL’s most versatile players this season, with 607 rushing yards, 547 receiving yards and 434 kickoff return yards. But with one game to go, Patterson has more he wants to do. Specifically, Patterson wrote on Twitter that he wants defensive coordinator Dean Pees to let him play [more]

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Clinton Portis sentenced to six months in prison for healthcare fraud

Thu Jan 06 2022 23:28:19 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Former NFL running back Clinton Portis will serve prison time for healthcare fraud. Portis was sentenced to six months in prison today for a scheme to falsely claim he purchased expensive medical equipment and then submit receipts for reimbursement to the Gene Upshaw NFL Player Health Reimbursement Account Plan, which helps retired NFL players pay [more]

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Ron Rivera: Joe Judge’s comments interesting, but won’t impact game for the most part

Thu Jan 06 2022 13:39:19 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Giants head coach Joe Judge’s well-publicized 11-minute rant after his team was dominated by the Bears last Sunday included what many people saw as a dig against the Washington Football Team. Judge said the Giants are not “some clown show organization” after noting that the team is not having fistfights on the sideline, which is [more]

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Charles Leno agrees to three-year, $37.5 million extension

Thu Jan 06 2022 02:05:30 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

The Washington Football Team has agreed to terms with left tackle Charles Leno on a three-year, $37.5 million extension, NFL Media reports. Leno signed a one-year deal worth $5 million in the offseason after the Bears cut him. He has started every game this season and has made 109 starts in a row. The Bears, [more]

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Antonio Gibson and Ereck Flowers off COVID reserve, William Jackson goes on list

Wed Jan 05 2022 16:41:56 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Washington will have a couple of players back from the COVID-19 reserve list for their regular season finale, but they’re adding another player to the list on Wednesday. The team activated running back Antonio Gibson and left guard Ereck Flowers from the list. Cornerback William Jackson III will go on the list. Gibson missed his [more]

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Jalen Hurts seeks answers about FedEx Field railing collapse

Wed Jan 05 2022 00:09:46 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Eagles quarterback Jalen Hurts came dangerously close to a serious leg injury on Sunday when a railing gave way, spilling fans into the tunnel at FedEx Field. On Tuesday, Hurts sent a letter to the Washington Football Team and the league regarding the situation. The letter refers to the “dangerous situation” that was created by [more]

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Washington Football Team will unveil new name on February 2

Tue Jan 04 2022 14:39:55 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

This Groundhog Day, the Washington Football Team will be singing I Got You, Babe in reference to a new name for the team. February 2. That’s when a new label and logo for the franchise will be unveiled. The official rebrand follows two years of being known generically as “The Washington Football Team.” Some (including [more]

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Fans who fell from FedEx Field stands deny being offered on-site medical attention

Tue Jan 04 2022 01:49:24 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

The worst stadium in the NFL (by far) lived up to its reputation/reality on Sunday, when a railing gave way and nearly wiped out Eagles quarterback Jalen Hurts. Hurts was lucky. Others weren’t. They fell to the ground. While none suffered serious harm, injuries occurred. There’s also a dispute as to whether FedEx Field officials [more]

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Eagles radio crew skipped trip to FedEx Field because it’s a “dump”

Mon Jan 03 2022 23:40:52 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

The Eagles played Washington at FedEx Field on Sunday. The visiting team’s radio crew opted not to call the game from the venue, but from monitors at another location. Via Rob Tornoe of the Philadelphia Inquirer, the move had nothing to do with the ongoing pandemic. Instead, the broadcasters didn’t go because they “hate” FedEx [more]

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Washington activates Sam Cosmi, Darryl Roberts off COVID-19 list

Mon Jan 03 2022 20:38:20 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Washington has been eliminated from postseason contention, but the club will have a pair of players back off the COVID-19 list this week. The Football Team announced offensive tackle Sam Cosmi and cornerback Darryl Roberts have been activated off of COVID reserve on Monday. Both players missed Sunday’s game against the Eagles after going on [more]

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Ron Rivera wants “big step forward” in Washington this offseason

Mon Jan 03 2022 19:00:45 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

The Washington Football Team was able to make the playoffs with a losing record in 2020, but they won’t be able to pull that off this season. Sunday’s loss to the Eagles dropped them to 6-10 and officially eliminated them from postseason contention, so it’s now time to start looking ahead to next season. Head [more]

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Jalen Hurts narrowly avoids being hit by falling fans after railing collapses at FedEx Field

Sun Jan 02 2022 21:51:13 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Eagles quarterback Jalen Hurts was only sacked once during Sunday’s 20-16 win over Washington, but he had to avoid another hit on his way off the field at the end of the fourth quarter. Hurts was making his way toward the tunnel at FedEx Field and Eagles fans were hanging over the railing trying to [more]

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Eagles hold on for a 20-16 victory over Washington

Sun Jan 02 2022 21:02:55 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

The Eagles are one step closer to clinching a playoff spot. Though Washington had a chance to win it with a late drive, Philadelphia held on to defeat its division-rival 20-16 on Sunday. The Eagles didn’t take their first lead until kicker Jake Elliott nailed a 2-yard field goal with 11:41 left in the fourth [more]

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Eagles down 16-14 after Boston Scott fourth-down touchdown

Sun Jan 02 2022 20:01:26 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

The Eagles went for it on fourth-and-1 in the first half and got stuffed. They narrowly avoided another turnover on downs early in the third quarter by scoring a touchdown. On fourth-and-goal from Washington’s 1-yard line, quarterback Jalen Hurts was falling down as he sent a toss to the right for running back Boston Scott. [more]

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Falcons lead Bills 15-14 after two Josh Allen interceptions

Sun Jan 02 2022 19:52:30 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

The Falcons scored 10 points in the final 1:48 of the first half, taking advantage of back-to-back Josh Allen interceptions. Atlanta leads Buffalo 15-14 at halftime. The Bills led 14-5 and were threatening for more. They faced a third-and-eight from the Atlanta 10 when Duron Harmon picked Allen on a pass intended for Cole Beasley [more]

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Cooper Kupp scores off Tyler Huntley pick, but Rams trail Ravens 13-7 at halftime

Sun Jan 02 2022 19:38:14 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Though Baltimore is playing its third consecutive game without quarterback Lamar Jackson, the team hasn’t flinched. The Ravens lead the Rams 13-7 at halftime, with 10 of the club’s points coming off turnovers. Quarterback Matthew Stafford has thrown a pair of interceptions to give him five picks in the last two games. The first came [more]

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Washington leads Eagles 13-7 at halftime

Sun Jan 02 2022 19:26:22 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Washington needs a win to keep its slim playoff hopes alive. So far, the Football Team looks like it might make that happen. After the clunker against Dallas last week, Washington leads Philadelphia 16-7 at halftime. Quarterback Taylor Heinicke has started the game 14-of-17 for 169 yards. Jaret Patterson opened the scoring in the first [more]

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Ricky Seals-Jones carted off the field after sideline collision

Sun Jan 02 2022 19:05:36 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

There was a serious collision on the sideline midway through the second quarter of the matchup between Washington and Philadelphia, which resulted in tight end Ricky Seals-Jones getting carted off the field. On third-and-12 from the Eagles’ 21-yard line, Washington quarterback Taylor Heinicke tried to find Seals-Jones with a pass along the right side of [more]

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Washington takes early 7-0 lead with Jaret Patterson touchdown

Sun Jan 02 2022 18:13:57 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Washington needs a win to keep its slim playoff hopes alive. The Football Team is off to a good start against the Eagles to get it. On its opening drive, Washington got right down the field with ease to take a 7-0 lead. Quarterback Taylor Heinicke was 3-of-3 for 50 yards on the opening possession, [more]

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Jordan Howard is expected to play for Eagles

Sun Jan 02 2022 14:22:24 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

The Eagles will continue their push for a playoff spot against Washington on Sunday and they’re set to have running back Jordan Howard on hand for that effort. Howard suffered a stinger in last Sunday’s win over the Giants and sat out of practice on Wednesday to create some uncertainty about his status for this [more]

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Eagles activate Derek Barnett from COVID reserve list

Sat Jan 01 2022 22:34:05 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Defensive end Derek Barnett is back on the Eagles’ active roster. Barnett was placed on the COVID-19 reserve list on December 27, but the team activated him on Sunday. That means Barnett will be able to make his 16th start of the season against Washington on Sunday. Barnett had 44 tackles and two sacks in [more]

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Montez Sweat questionable, William Jackson III out for Washington

Fri Dec 31 2021 19:12:24 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Washington defensive end Montez Sweat did not practice at all this week because he left the team following the death of his brother on Tuesday, but they have not officially ruled him out for Sunday’s game in Philadelphia. Sweat has been listed as questionable to face the Eagles. His brother Anthony was killed in a [more]

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Eagles list Jordan Howard as questionable for Sunday

Fri Dec 31 2021 18:43:10 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

The Eagles will definitely be without running back Miles Sanders on Sunday, but they aren’t sure about Jordan Howard‘s status yet. Howard suffered a stinger in last Sunday’s win over the Giants and he didn’t practice on Wednesday. He was able to return to action on Thursday and Friday and the team listed him as [more]

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Emmanuel Sanders, Ed Oliver questionable for Bills on Sunday

Fri Dec 31 2021 17:10:36 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Bills head coach Sean McDermott announced that a couple of members of his team will be listed as questionable for Sunday’s game against the Falcons during a Friday radio appearance. McDermott said on WGR 550 that wide receiver Emmanuel Sanders and defensive tackle Ed Oliver will have that designation. Any other status updates will come [more]

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Washington places Antonio Gibson, Ereck Flowers on COVID-19 list

Fri Dec 31 2021 16:29:47 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Washington’s offense has taken a couple of significant hits for the club’s Sunday matchup against the Eagles. The Football Team announced on Friday morning that running back Antonio Gibson and left guard Ereck Flowers have both been placed on the COVID-19 list. With just a couple of days before kickoff, that makes it unlikely that [more]

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Charles Leno named this week’s NFLPA Community MVP

Fri Dec 31 2021 16:24:47 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

The NFL Players Association announced on Friday that Washington left tackle Charles Leno has been named their Community MVP for this week. It’s the second year in a row that Leno’s off-field work has been recognized by the NFLPA. Leno organized a “Leno Claus” initiative over 25 days of December that saw him partner with [more]

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Washington signing Ryan Winslow

Fri Dec 31 2021 14:37:26 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Washington has solved its punter conundrum. Per Nicki Jhabvala of the Washington Post, the Football Team is signing Ryan Winslow. Washington’s usual punter Tress Way went on the COVID-19 list this week and the team did not have one on the practice squad. Winslow has appeared in three games this year, two for Carolina and [more]

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Washington places punter Tress Way on COVID-19 list

Thu Dec 30 2021 20:26:02 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Washington’s COVID-19 cluster continues to cause issues for the club. The Football Team has placed punter Tress Way on the COVID-19 list, making him unlikely to play in Sunday’s game against the Eagles. Washington does not currently have a punter on its practice squad, so the team will have to make a move. Way has [more]

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Washington places Sam Cosmi, Kyle Shurmur on COVID-19 list

Thu Dec 30 2021 16:46:29 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Washington has gotten plenty of players off of their COVID-19 list, but players are still going on it, too. The Football Team announced on Thursday that offensive tackle Sam Cosmi and practice squad quarterback Kyle Shurmur have been placed on the COVID-19 list. Cosmi, a second-round pick in the 2021 draft, has started eight games [more]

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Thomas Morstead named NFC special teams player of the month

Thu Dec 30 2021 14:08:12 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Thomas Morstead began the 2021 season without a team, since the Saints released him in early 2021 after 12 seasons. Then Morstead signed with the Jets to fill in for an injured Braden Mann, averaging 48.2 yards on his 23 punts in seven games. After Mann’s return, New York cut Morstead. So he was available [more]

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Montez Sweat’s brother, Anthony, killed in shooting on Tuesday

Thu Dec 30 2021 06:19:30 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

You can add to the list of “real-life shit” the Washington Football Team is currently dealing with. Defensive end Montez Sweat‘s brother, Anthony, was killed on Tuesday in a shooting in Virginia. Henrico County police said they received 911 calls due to a shooting around 4 o’clock on Tuesday. Sweat was found dead at the [more]

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Falcons place four on COVID-19 list

Wed Dec 29 2021 20:51:06 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

The Falcons have placed four more players on their COVID-19 list, the team announced on Wednesday. Tight end Hayden Hurst, defensive end Jonathan Bullard, safety Jaylinn Hawkins, and practice squad offensive lineman Willie Beavers are all now on COVID reserve. Like many teams, Atlanta now has a cluster of players on its COVID-19 list. The [more]

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Eagles activate four off COVID-19 list

Wed Dec 29 2021 16:43:59 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

The Eagles are getting some significant depth back as they begin their practice week. The club has activated offensive tackle Le'Raven Clark, offensive tackle Andre Dillard, defensive end Tarron Jackson, and defensive end Ryan Kerrigan off the COVID-19 list. Of the four players, Dillard is the only one to start games this year for the [more]

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Jonathan Gannon feels Eagles defense starting to hit its stride

Wed Dec 29 2021 12:32:57 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

After the Eagles fell to 2-5 on October 24, veteran defensive tackle Fletcher Cox aired some grievances with the defensive scheme installed by coordinator Jonathan Gannon. It wasn’t the first time that Cox had spoken out and his dissatisfaction along with the team’s record suggested that the stage might be set for a long season [more]

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Eagles keeping quarterbacks separated for meetings as COVID precaution

Tue Dec 28 2021 17:13:48 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

The Eagles placed three active roster players on the COVID-19 reserve list on Monday and head coach Nick Sirianni told reporters during his press conference that the team is taking extra steps to try to make sure they don’t get wiped out at quarterback by continued positive tests this week. Sirianni, who missed time last [more]

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Taylor Heinicke will start, Kyle Allen will “probably” play

Tue Dec 28 2021 12:23:27 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Washington’s playoff hopes are on life support after Sunday’s humiliating 56-14 loss to the Cowboys, but they aren’t going to make a quarterback change as they play out the string on the 2021 season. Head coach Ron Rivera told reporters on Monday that Taylor Heinicke will remain the starter for the team’s Week 17 game [more]

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Miles Sanders out this week, won’t go on IR

Mon Dec 27 2021 19:59:42 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Eagles head coach Nick Sirianni gave an update on running back Miles Sanders‘ condition during his Monday press conference. Sirianni confirmed that Sanders broke a bone in his hand during Sunday’s 34-10 drubbing of the Giants. Sanders went for tests on Monday to see if he would be able to play through the injury, but [more]

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Ron Rivera: Washington is dealing with some “real-life shit”

Mon Dec 27 2021 19:43:17 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Washington won four games in a row to climb back into the playoff picture, but it quickly fell out of contention with three consecutive losses. It had its Week 15 game against the Eagles postponed because of a COVID-19 outbreak but still played without 15 players, including quarterbacks Taylor Heinicke and Kyle Allen. Washington has [more]

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Washington activates Brandon Scherff, Cole Holcomb from COVID reserve

Mon Dec 27 2021 19:22:05 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

It may be too late to help their playoff chances, but the Washington Football Team is getting more players back from the COVID-19 reserve list. Washington announced on Monday that guard Brandon Scherff, linebacker Cole Holcomb, and center Tyler Larsen have been activated from the list. Larsen was placed on injured reserve after coming off [more]

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DeMarcus Lawrence: I’ve got to keep up with the young talent on defense

Mon Dec 27 2021 12:51:35 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

First-round pick Micah Parsons and cornerback Trevon Diggs have gotten plenty of attention for their work on defense for the Cowboys this season, but defensive end DeMarcus Lawrence doesn’t want to become a forgotten man on that side of the ball. Lawrence missed 10 games after breaking his foot in the season opener, but he’s [more]

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Dak Prescott: It’d be hard for anyone to say we’re in a slump now

Mon Dec 27 2021 06:49:15 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

The Cowboys insist they weren’t in a slump, but if they were in a slump, it’s over now. They rolled up 497 yards in a 56-14 victory over Washington as Dak Prescott went 28-of-39 for 330 yards with four touchdowns in less than three quarters. The first question to Prescott postgame was whether the slump [more]

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Daron Payne, Jonathan Allen downplay sideline fight as a product of frustration

Mon Dec 27 2021 06:27:47 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Washington head coach Ron Rivera missed the sideline kerfuffle behind him on the bench, but NBC cameras caught the scuffle between teammates Jonathan Allen and Daron Payne. It didn’t take long for word about the fight to reach Rivera. “I was told about it later after it happened,” Rivera said, via Nicki Jhabvala of The [more]

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NFC East champion Cowboys give Washington a gut punch, winning 56-14

Mon Dec 27 2021 04:27:00 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

The Cowboys clinched the NFC East championship before they even kicked off against Washington, which won the title last season. For good measure, the Cowboys flexed their muscle against Washington, and the visitors disappeared quietly into the night as the home team celebrated with hats and T-shirts. The Cowboys first beat up and then beat [more]

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Dak Prescott finishes with 330 passing yards, four touchdowns

Mon Dec 27 2021 03:58:40 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Dak Prescott‘s night is done. Cooper Rush replaced him with 2:15 remaining in the third quarter and the Cowboys safely in front 49-7. Dallas, which clinched the NFC East before kickoff, is on its way to an 11th victory and the No. 2 seed in the NFC for now. Prescott threw for 321 yards and [more]

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Cowboys block a punt for a touchdown, lead 49-7

Mon Dec 27 2021 03:48:29 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

The Cowboys have scored five offensive touchdowns. They have scored a defensive touchdown. Now, they’ve scored a special teams touchdown. Running back Corey Clement blocked a Tress Way punt and Chauncey Golston recovered in the end zone for a touchdown. It is the third blocked punt for the Cowboys this season, tying the team record [more]

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Dak Prescott passes for 321 yards, four touchdowns in first half as Cowboys lead 42-7

Mon Dec 27 2021 03:07:51 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Everyone is getting in on the party for the Cowboys on Sunday night. They have a pick-six by defensive lineman DeMarcus Lawrence and a big man touchdown by offensive lineman Terence Steele. Dallas, which clinched the NFC East title before kickoff, has a 42-7 lead on Washington at halftime. The Cowboys have 388 yards on [more]

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Jonathan Allen, Daron Payne get into a sideline scuffle

Mon Dec 27 2021 02:34:20 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

It’s going to be a long night for Washington. Down 28-7 in the second quarter, the frustration has already boiled over on the sidelines. Defensive tackles Jonathan Allen and Daron Payne got into a quick but ugly altercation. While jawing at each other, with both sitting on the bench, Payne got up and stuck a [more]

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Ezekiel Elliott scores Cowboys’ fourth touchdown of the half

Mon Dec 27 2021 02:23:29 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

The Cowboys have 221 yards. They have a pick-six. They have three offensive touchdowns. Dallas leads 28-7 with 10:34 remaining in the first half. Ezekiel Elliott scored on an 11-yard run, his second touchdown of the night. He scored the team’s first touchdown on a 5-yard catch from Dak Prescott. The Cowboys answered Washington’s touchdown [more]

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Washington scores on Taylor Heinicke pass to Antonio Gibson, now trails 21-7

Mon Dec 27 2021 02:16:53 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Washington needed that. Down 21-0, Washington finally got on the scoreboard as the team went 75 yards in only five plays. Taylor Heinicke had completed only one of his first seven passes, with two picks. Trevon Diggs intercepted Heinicke’s first pass, and DeMarcus Lawrence returned Heinicke’s seventh pass for a 40-yard touchdown. Heinicke kept firing, [more]

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DeMarcus Lawrence scores sixth defensive TD of season for Cowboys

Mon Dec 27 2021 02:08:09 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Taylor Heinicke has completed more passes to Cowboys than he has to his own receivers. Trevon Diggs picked Heinicke’s first pass of the night. Defensive end DeMarcus Lawrence took the Washington quarterback’s seventh pass to the end zone. Lawrence timed his jump perfectly and ran it in from 40 yards out, making like Earl Campbell [more]

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Dak Prescott throws second touchdown as Cowboys take 14-0 lead

Mon Dec 27 2021 01:56:19 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

The Cowboys didn’t look good on their first drive, taking two sacks and gaining only 7 yards before punting. They have been unstoppable since. Dak Prescott has thrown two touchdown passes on scoring drives of 71 and 74 yards. The Cowboys lead 14-0. Ezekiel Elliott caught a 5-yard touchdown pass from Prescott with 7:42 remaining [more]

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Trevon Diggs gets 11th interception of the season, tying team record

Mon Dec 27 2021 01:39:58 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

At some point, quarterbacks surely will stop throwing at Trevon Diggs. Taylor Heinicke, though, didn’t even wait a play before targeting Diggs. It did not work out well for Heinicke and Washington. Diggs picked a deep throw intended for Terry McLaurin, making like the receiver on the play. It was the first play from scrimmage [more]

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Sunday Night Football: Curtis Samuel inactive, but Antonio Gibson is dressed

Mon Dec 27 2021 00:01:28 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Receiver Curtis Samuel (hamstring) won’t play in Sunday Night Football. He is among the team’s inactives after working out pregame. Washington will have running back Antonio Gibson (toe). Gibson has 270 touches for 1,122 yards and eight touchdowns this season. Washington’s other inactives are cornerback William Jackson III (calf), quarterback Garrett Gilbert, kicker Brian Johnson, [more]

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Eagles fear Miles Sanders has a fractured hand

Sun Dec 26 2021 23:58:42 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

The Eagles could be without their leading rush for the rest of the regular season. Per multiple sources with knowledge of the situation, the Eagles fear that running back Miles Sanders suffered a broken hand during Sunday’s win over the Giants. He’ll undergo more testing tomorrow. If there’s a fracture, he could be out a [more]

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Cordarrelle Patterson scores touchdown on fourth down run

Sun Dec 26 2021 18:58:17 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

It’s Revenge of the Nerds day in the NFL today, as several teams have successfully converted fourth downs in exactly the way the analytics nerds have been telling them to for years. The latest to do so was the Falcons, who eschewed a field goal on fourth-and-1 and got a five-yard touchdown run from Cordarrelle [more]

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NFL Week 16 early inactives: Derwin James active, David Johnson inactive in Houston

Sun Dec 26 2021 16:34:53 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Every week we bring you all the inactives from the 1 p.m. ET games in one post, constantly updated with the latest information. Safety Derwin James was listed as questionable to play for the Chargers on Sunday due to a hamstring injury, but they will not have to worry about replacing him in the lineup [more]

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Cowboys activate Donovan Wilson, Maurice Canady from injured reserve

Sat Dec 25 2021 23:16:05 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

The Cowboys activated safety Donovan Wilson and cornerback Maurice Canady from injured reserve Saturday, the team announced. The Cowboys have depth concerns at both positions, with cornerback Jourdan Lewis and safety Malik Hooker on the COVID-19 reserve list. Canady went on injured reserve Oct. 26 with a concussion and has not practiced since. He has [more]

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Washington places Landon Collins on injured reserve

Sat Dec 25 2021 03:28:36 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Landon Collins‘ season is over unless Washington can somehow make the postseason. The team placed the safety on injured reserve with a foot injury. Injured reserve requires a minimum three-week stay and the regular season has only three games remaining. Collins also missed the Week 13 game against the Raiders with a foot injury. In [more]

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Cowboys add Jourdan Lewis to COVID-19 reserve, rule out Tyron Smith

Fri Dec 24 2021 20:17:21 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

The Cowboys added two more players to their COVID-19 reserve list on Friday. Cornerback Jourdan Lewis and wide receiver Simi Fehoko are the new additions to the list. They join safety Malik Hooker, defensive tackle Trysten Hill, and practice squad running back JaQuan Hardy on the list. Lewis has started the last eight games for [more]

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D’Andre Swift questionable for Lions-Falcons on Sunday

Fri Dec 24 2021 18:54:09 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Though they’re unlikely to have quarterback Jared Goff on Sunday, the Lions may get back one of their key offensive weapons for the matchup with the Falcons. Running back D'Andre Swift is questionable with his shoulder injury after he was limited in practice for all three days this week. Swift has been out since suffering [more]

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Landon Collins out, Antonio Gibson questionable for Sunday

Fri Dec 24 2021 18:20:21 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

The Washington Football Team is getting players off of the COVID-19 reserve list ahead of Sunday’s game against the Cowboys, but injuries will leave them shorthanded at a few spots. Safety Landon Collins will not play because of a foot injury. Collins had an interception and a fumble recovery in Tuesday’s loss to the Eagles, [more]

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Washington’s Deshazor Everett injured in car crash, passenger in his car died

Fri Dec 24 2021 15:15:41 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Washington Football Team safety Deshazor Everett was injured in a car crash and a passenger in his car died, the team announced this morning. “We’ve been made aware of an automobile accident last night involving Deshazor Everett,” the team said in a statement. “A passenger in his vehicle lost their life and we extend our [more]

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Washington to activate Kyle Allen off COVID-19 list

Fri Dec 24 2021 13:57:44 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Washington already had gotten starting quarterback Taylor Heinicke back in their building. Now they’ll have their regular backup for Sunday’s game against the Cowboys. According to multiple reports, Kyle Allen will be activated off the COVID-19 list on Friday. Allen has appeared in one game this year, completing four of his nine passes for 53 [more]

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Amari Cooper frustrated with offense’s struggles, ready for more targets

Fri Dec 24 2021 00:20:35 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

The Cowboys are 10-4 and currently the No. 2 seed in the NFC. All is not well in Big D, though. The Cowboys have struggled since Dak Prescott‘s return from a calf injury. In the first six games of the season, the Cowboys averaged 460.8 yards and 34.2 points per game. After missing a game [more]

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Washington activates Darrick Forrest off COVID-19 list

Thu Dec 23 2021 21:06:27 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Washington’s COVID-19 situation has improved, but the team is still experiencing some issues with the virus. Rookie safety Darrick Forrest has been activated off the COVID-19 list, the Football Team announced on Thursday. A fifth-round pick, Forrest has been a heavy special teams contributor in five games this season. He’s recorded a pair of tackles. [more]

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Cowboys put Malik Hooker on COVID reserve list

Thu Dec 23 2021 19:00:22 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Safety Malik Hooker recorded his first interception for the Cowboys in last Sunday’s win over the Giants, but it is unlikely that he will be able to add to that total this weekend. The Cowboys announced that Hooker has been placed on the COVID-19 reserve list on Thursday. If vaccinated, current protocols allow for Hooker [more]

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Former WFT employee possibly sheds light on why NFL is covering up the results of the investigation

Thu Dec 23 2021 18:53:28 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

When it comes to the NFL’s stubborn and nonsensical refusal to document and disclose the findings made by lawyer Beth Wilkinson during her 10-month investigation of the Washington Football Team, I believe the league is hiding something. Something big. Who benefits from the clumsy effort to bury the evidence, concealing it under the illogical and [more]

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With Taylor Heinicke back, Washington cuts Jordan Ta’amu

Thu Dec 23 2021 16:10:53 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

The Washington Football Team signed quarterback Jordan Ta’amu to their practice squad amid last week’s COVID-19 outbreak, but they no longer have a need for his services. Washington announced that they have cut Ta’amu. Taylor Heinicke was activated off of the COVID-19 reserve list earlier in the day and Kyle Allen is also getting close [more]

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Washington activates David Mayo, Temarrick Hemingway off COVID-19 list

Thu Dec 23 2021 14:26:53 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Washington is getting more than just quarterback Taylor Heinicke back in the building on Thursday. The Football Team announced linebacker David Mayo and tight end Temarrick Hemingway have been activated off the reserve/COVID-19 list, along with its QB1. Mayo has played a heavy role on special teams and some snaps on defense in his seventh [more]

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Taylor Heinicke cleared to return from COVID-19

Thu Dec 23 2021 13:44:04 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Washington quarterback Taylor Heinicke is back. Heinicke has been cleared to return from COVID-19, according to Nicki Jhabvala of the Washington Post. That means Heinicke will be good to go on Sunday night, when Washington plays at Dallas. Heinicke was part of a COVID-19 outbreak so severe in Washington’s locker room that the NFL moved [more]

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Ron Rivera: We’ll be “tremendously disappointed” if Washington misses playoffs

Thu Dec 23 2021 12:47:38 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Tuesday’s loss to the Eagles dropped Washington to 6-8 on the season and it came with a depleted roster due to the team missing a slew of players due to COVID-19 or injuries. Players will come off the COVID reserve list, but the injuries won’t all heal by the end of the season and the [more]

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Washington places Cole Holcomb on COVID-19 list

Wed Dec 22 2021 22:07:15 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

The Washington Football Team played its Tuesday night game without its top two quarterbacks. Now, it might play Sunday without its defensive play caller. The team announced it placed linebacker Cole Holcomb on the COVID-19 reserve list Wednesday. Holcomb has played all but 13 defensive snaps this season and has 120 tackles, a sack, two [more]

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Jonathan Allen: No excuses, we didn’t do our job

Wed Dec 22 2021 12:53:06 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

The Washington Football Team was missing a lot of pieces after a COVID-19 outbreak on the roster, including their top two quarterbacks, for Tuesday’s game against the Eagles, but there weren’t a lot of pleas for sympathy after their 27-17 loss. Head coach Ron Rivera said in his postgame press conference that the team “missed [more]

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Eagles have run for at least 175 yards in last seven games

Wed Dec 22 2021 12:35:27 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

After a Week Three loss to the Cowboys that saw the Eagles hand the ball off to running backs three times, head coach Nick Sirianni’s resistance to running the ball led to a lot of criticism. Sirianni isn’t hearing the same complaints now. The Eagles ran for 238 yards in Tuesday night’s win over Washington [more]

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Eagles climb back to .500 with 27-17 victory over undermanned Washington

Wed Dec 22 2021 03:12:08 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

The Eagles stayed alive in the postseason chase, putting a serious dent in Washington’s hopes in the process, with a 27-17 victory. Philadelphia improved to 7-7, while Washington fell to 6-8 with its second consecutive loss. The Eagles have the Giants, Washington and Dallas left on their schedule. Washington has 13 players still on the [more]

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Washington stays in game with touchdown drive, now trails 20-17

Wed Dec 22 2021 02:41:03 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Eagles coach Nick Sirianni might regret turning down an offsides penalty on Washington’s Jonathan Allen on Jake Elliott‘s 37-yard field goal. Instead of taking the penalty to set up a fourth-and-one at the Washington 14, Sirianni chose to keep the points. The Eagles were leading comfortably 20-10 with Washington having gotten all its points off [more]

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Eagles take first lead on another 1-yard touchdown run by Jalen Hurts

Wed Dec 22 2021 01:57:24 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

The Eagles have scored 17 consecutive points to take their first lead. Jalen Hurts scored on his second 1-yard touchdown run in the last 4:03 to give the Eagles a 17-10 lead on Washington. The Eagles closed the first half with a 1-yard Hurts touchdown run, which came with 1:29 remaining in the second quarter, [more]

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Eagles draw even with Washington 10-10 at halftime on Jalen Hurts’ 1-yard run

Wed Dec 22 2021 01:35:09 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

The Eagles gained 261 yards in the first half, outgaining Washington by 132 yards. If not for two costly turnovers, Philadelphia likley would lead Tuesday night. Instead, the Eagles are tied with Washington 10-10 at halftime. The Eagles trailed 10-0 after Jalen Hurts‘ interception — the result of a drop by Dallas Goedert combined with [more]

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Eagles kick a red zone field goal to pull within 10-3 of Washington

Wed Dec 22 2021 01:14:02 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Jalen Hurts nearly had his third turnover of the half. Instead, Dallas Goedert stole the ball from Jeremy Reaves, outleaping and outmuscling the Washington defensive back. Goedert’s 45-yard catch set up the Eagles at the Washington 31. Miles Sanders had a 20-yard run and Jalen Reagor nearly got into the end zone on a 6-yard [more]

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Washington takes early 7-0 lead after Landon Collins’ pick

Wed Dec 22 2021 00:29:40 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Washington had scored only two first quarter touchdowns this season. Make it three. Washington benefited from one of the strangest plays of the season. On the Eagles’ third play from scrimmage, facing a third-and-one from their own 22, Jalen Hurts had a run-pass option and threw it to a wide-open Dallas Goedert. Goedert took his [more]

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Tim Settle, Sammis Reyes inactive for Washington on Tuesday

Tue Dec 21 2021 22:44:45 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Washington activated defensive tackle Tim Settle and tight end Sammis Reyes from the reserve/COVID-19 list on Tuesday, but neither will play in the Football Team’s matchup with the Eagles. Settle and Reyes are both inactive for the contest. Reyes is still in the concussion protocol. However safety Troy Apke also cleared the COVID-19 protocols on [more]

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Washington promotes Kyle Shurmur, puts J.D. McKissic on IR

Tue Dec 21 2021 21:06:23 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

The Washington Football Team announced a number of roster moves ahead of Tuesday night’s game against the Eagles. They have promoted quarterback Kyle Shurmur from the practice squad and he is expected to back up Garrett Gilbert with Taylor Heinicke and Kyle Allen still on the COVID-19 reserve list. Shurmur signed to the practice squad [more]

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Garrett Gilbert set to start for Washington Tuesday night

Tue Dec 21 2021 20:47:35 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Garrett Gilbert called himself the “next, next, next man up” at quarterback for the Washington Football Team last Friday and postponing their game against the Eagles until Tuesday night didn’t change that outlook. Washington head coach Ron Rivera was hopeful about Taylor Heinicke and/or Kyle Allen testing off the COVID-19 reserve list in time to [more]

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Tim Settle clears COVID-19 protocols, heads to Philadelphia

Tue Dec 21 2021 20:13:40 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Washington is running out of time to get one or both of its top two quarterbacks cleared in time for tonight’s game. They will have defensive tackle Tim Settle. Settle has cleared COVID-19 protocols, and the team activated him back to the active roster, JP Finlay of NBCSportsWashington.com reports. Settle, who has 11 tackles in [more]

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Washington takes their own benches to Philadelphia

Tue Dec 21 2021 17:38:49 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Necessity is the mother of invention. What happens after that can get a little nutty. Consider the issue of NFC East teams taking their own benches to road games. In Week 14, the Cowboys brought heated benches with team names and logos to FedEx Field for a game against Washington, due to concerns about the [more]

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No injury designation for Jalen Hurts

Mon Dec 20 2021 21:18:56 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Jalen Hurts is set to start at quarterback against Washington on Tuesday night. Hurts did not play in Week 13 because of an ankle injury and was limited in practice early last week, but he began working in full as the week went on and the two extra days to prepare for the game leave [more]

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Eagles place Andre Dillard on COVID-19 list

Mon Dec 20 2021 21:12:00 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Philadelphia’s depth along its offensive front will get tested in Tuesday’s matchup with Washington The Eagles announced that Andre Dillard has been placed on the reserve/COVID-19 list on Monday. Dillard has appeared in 13 games with four starts this season. He hasn’t played an offensive snap since the Week Eight victory over Detroit. He’s the [more]

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J.D. McKissic, Curtis Samuel ruled out for Tuesday

Mon Dec 20 2021 20:50:32 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Washington is set to be without a large number of players and coaches because of COVID-19 and they will also be missing a couple of players because of injuries. The team announced that running back J.D. McKissic and wide receiver Curtis Samuel have been ruled out for Tuesday’s game against the Eagles. McKissic has a [more]

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Washington activates Montez Sweat, Sam Cosmi off injured reserve

Mon Dec 20 2021 20:11:35 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

The Washington Football Team activated defensive lineman Montez Sweat (jaw) and right tackle Sam Cosmi (hip) from injured reserve. Both will be available to play Tuesday. Sweat went on injured reserve Nov. 13 after a non-displaced fracture of his jaw in a Week 8 game against the Broncos. He was expected to return last week [more]

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Seven Washington assistant coaches out with COVID-19

Mon Dec 20 2021 19:37:58 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

The Washington Football Team has already had its game this week delayed because COVID-19 hit the team hard. Now the coaching staff has been hit as well. Washington announced that seven assistant coaches will miss Tuesday night’s game against the Eagles because of COVID-19 protocols. The absent coaches are defensive line coach Sam Mills, wide [more]

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Matt Ioannidis set to come off Washington’s COVID reserve list

Mon Dec 20 2021 18:18:56 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Washington activated several defensive linemen from their COVID-19 reserve list over the weekend and they’re set to get another one back on Monday. According to multiple reports, defensive tackle Matt Ioannidis will return to the active roster ahead of Tuesday’s game against the Eagles. Ioannidis has started three of the 12 games he’s played for [more]

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Brandon Scherff going on Washington’s COVID-19 reserve list

Mon Dec 20 2021 16:44:33 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

The Week 15 matchup between Washington and the Eagles was postponed until Tuesday due to the number of COVID cases on the Washington roster and another player is headed to their reserve list on Monday. Ben Standig of TheAthletic.com reports that right guard Brandon Scherff is being placed on the list. Under the revised protocols [more]

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Eagles put Landon Dickerson on COVID-19 reserve list

Sun Dec 19 2021 22:13:29 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

The Eagles may not have left guard Landon Dickerson available for Tuesday night’s game against Washington. Dickerson was placed on the COVID-19 reserve list Sunday. If asymptomatic and vaccinated, Dickerson could test off the list in time to play but it’s a short window for that to happen. Dickerson has started the last 10 games [more]

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Eagles activate Quez Watkins

Sun Dec 19 2021 17:49:12 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Washington’s COVID-19 issues led to the NFL postponing their scheduled game against the Eagles from Sunday to Tuesday, but the extra time before the game wll allow the Eagles to get a player back from their reserve list. Wide receiver Quez Watkins was the only player from the Eagles’ active roster on the COVID-19 reserve [more]

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Ron Rivera: COVID testing numbers trending right way for Taylor Heinicke, Kyle Allen

Sun Dec 19 2021 17:40:03 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

The Washington Football Team had its game against the Eagles postponed until Tuesday because of COVID-19 outbreak on their roster and the extra time may allow quarterbacks Taylor Heinicke and Kyle Allen to test back into active duty. Under revised testing protocols introduced this week, asymptomatic vaccinated players can test off the list with a [more]

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NFL fines La’el Collins, Ezekiel Elliott for throwing punches at William Bradley-King

Sun Dec 19 2021 03:30:31 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

The NFL fined Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott and offensive lineman La'el Collins for unnecessary roughness in Sunday’s victory over Washington. Both players were docked $10,300 for throwing punches at defensive lineman William Bradley-King. Collins and Elliott stepped in to defend their Dak Prescott after Bradley-King shoved Prescott as the quarterback threw the ball along [more]

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NFL, NFLPA will ditch enhancements that were added Thursday, for teams not dealing with outbreaks

Sat Dec 18 2021 21:40:36 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

On Thursday, the NFL reimplemented a wide variety of enhanced COVID protections. After this weekend’s games, those enhanced protections will be gone. Here’s the language from the revised protocols, as agreed to by and between the NFL and NFL Players Association on Saturday: “In addition, the Protocol changes set forth in the December 16 memorandum [more]

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Washington team doctor: 21 of 23 COVID-positive players were healthy enough to practice

Sat Dec 18 2021 20:32:23 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

In a sign of how mild COVID-19 can be for fully vaccinated healthy young people, Washington’s team doctor says the overwhelming majority of Football Team players who tested positive this week are healthy enough to practice. Washington Football Team doctor chief medical officer Anthony Casolaro told reporters today that 23 players tested positive for COVID-19, [more]

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Washington activates four defensive linemen from COVID-19 reserve

Sat Dec 18 2021 15:37:27 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

The Washington Football Team’s defensive line just got a lot healthier. Washington announced today that defensive tackle Jonathan Allen, defensive end James Smith-Williams, defensive end Montez Sweat and defensive end Casey Toohill have all been activated from the COVID-19 reserve list. (Sweat has simultaneously been activated from injured reserve.) The NFL decided to move Washington’s [more]

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Washington-Eagles game moved to 7 p.m. ET Tuesday

Fri Dec 17 2021 20:00:50 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

The Browns and the Raiders aren’t the only teams who will be playing a rescheduled game in Week 15. According to multiple reports, the game between Washington and the Eagles will be moving as well. The game was set for 1 p.m. ET on Sunday and will now get underway at 7 p.m. ET on [more]

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Garrett Gilbert: It’s next, next, next man up for Washington

Fri Dec 17 2021 19:02:24 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

It’s been a wild 24 hours for quarterback Garrett Gilbert. Gilbert told reporters on Friday that he was giving his daughter a bath Thursday night and preparing to go to Indianapolis with the Patriots on Friday as a member of their practice squad when his phone blew up with calls about signing with the Washington [more]

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Jalen Hurts fully participates in practice, will be listed as questionable

Fri Dec 17 2021 18:06:15 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Eagles quarterback Jalen Hurts took a step forward in Friday’s practice, but the team isn’t saying anything concrete about his status for Sunday’s game against Washington. Hurts was a full participant in practice for the first time since injuring his ankle late in a Week 12 loss to the Giants. Head coach Nick Sirianni said [more]

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Washington activates Keith Ismael from COVID-19 list

Fri Dec 17 2021 16:51:03 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

The Washington Football Team has gotten one player back from the COVID-19 reserve list. The team announced that center Keith Ismael has been activated on Friday. Ismael was placed on the list Thursday and Washington head coach Ron Rivera said on The Team 980 on Friday morning that the team believes Ismael had the flu. [more]

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Ron Rivera hopes Washington-Eagles game will be moved

Fri Dec 17 2021 15:55:17 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Even before the Washington Football Team lost quarterback Taylor Heinecke to the COVID reserve list, coach Ron Rivera expressed optimism that his team would have more time to get guys back, especially with the league relaxing the protocols applicable to asymptomatic and vaccinated players who have tested positive. Appearing on The Team 980, Rivera initially [more]

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Taylor Heinicke tests positive for COVID-19

Fri Dec 17 2021 15:08:42 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

The COVID-19 outbreak with the Washington Football Team now includes their starting quarterback. According to multiple reports, Heinicke has tested positive for COVID-19. He will be placed on the COVID-19 reserve list and, under the revised protocols put in place on Thursday, could test back onto the active roster as soon as Saturday. Kyle Allen [more]

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Terry McLaurin up to limited work at practice; Curtis Samuel, J.D. McKissic remain out

Thu Dec 16 2021 20:07:08 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

With a big chunk of their roster on the COVID-19 reserve list, Washington will need as many hands on deck as they can find against the Eagles this Sunday and they got one key piece back on the field at Thursday’s practice. Wide receiver Terry McLaurin didn’t practice on Wednesday because of a concussion, but [more]

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Washington places three more players on COVID-19 list

Thu Dec 16 2021 17:47:22 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Washington’s COVID-19 crisis continues to grow. The Football Team has placed three more players on its reserve/COVID-19 list: safety Kam Curl, center Tyler Larsen, and center Keith Ismael. With those three additions, Washington now has 21 players on their COVID-19 list. Seven of those 21 are defensive linemen, which is part of why the Football [more]

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Jalen Hurts: I’m just trying to be available for the team

Thu Dec 16 2021 14:15:39 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Before the Eagles played the Jets in Week 13, quarterback Jalen Hurts expressed confidence that he would play despite injuring his ankle late in Week 12 but Gardner Minshew wound up getting the start and leading the Eagles to a win. The Eagles were off last week, so Hurts has had an extended stretch to [more]

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Urban Meyer is first NFL head coach since Bobby Petrino not to finish his first season

Thu Dec 16 2021 08:55:54 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

When the Jaguars hired Urban Meyer as their head coach, some observers immediately speculated that he’d be like Bobby Petrino, a former college coach who simply didn’t fit in the NFL. That comparison proved to be very accurate. Meyer, who was fired late Wednesday night, is the first NFL head coach since Petrino to leave [more]

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Five-time Pro Bowler Len Hauss dies at 79

Thu Dec 16 2021 03:34:06 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Former Washington offensive lineman Len Hauss died Wednesday at a hospital in his hometown of Jesup, Georgia, Matt Schudel of The Washington Post reports. Hauss was 79. Hauss started 192 consecutive games at center in his 14-year NFL career with Washington. He played in a Super Bowl and was a five-time Pro Bowler. Washington drafted [more]

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Roger Goodell downplays report that Daniel Snyder interfered with investigation of Washington Football Team

Thu Dec 16 2021 00:47:42 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

The Washington Post coincidentally (or not) timed the publication of its latest bombshell regarding Washington Football Team owner Daniel Snyder to land one day before the NFL’s quarterly ownership meeting. Which means it also landed one day before the next press conference held by Commissioner Roger Goodell, who has claimed that he is available to [more]

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Washington adds an 18th player to its COVID-19 reserve list

Wed Dec 15 2021 21:30:20 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

When will it stop? That’s certainly what the Washington Football Team wants to know after placing an eighth player on the COVID-19 reserve list Wednesday.Cornerback Troy Apke was the lastest addition. Quarterback Kyle Allen, linebacker Milo Eifler, safety Darrick Forrest, defensive tackle Matt Ioannidis, offensive tackle Cornelius Lucas, tight end Sammis Reyes and receiver Cam [more]

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Taylor Heinicke on elbow injury: It didn’t hurt today, so it’s all around good news

Wed Dec 15 2021 20:30:17 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Washington quarterback Taylor Heinicke had to exit last week’s loss to Dallas due to injury, but at this point, it’s looking like he’ll be OK to play the Eagles on Sunday.Heinicke left the Week 14 contest due to a knee injury. But he also is dealing with an elbow issue. Speaking to the media on [more]

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Washington places seven more on COVID list, including Kyle Allen, Matt Ioannidis

Wed Dec 15 2021 18:08:51 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Washington placed seven more on the COVID-19 reserve list Wednesday. The team now has 17 players on the list.The latest players from the team to go on the COVID-19 reserve list are quarterback Kyle Allen, linebacker Milo Eifler, safety Darrick Forrest, defensive tackle Matt Ioannidis, offensive tackle Cornelius Lucas, tight end Sammis Reyes and receiver [more]

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Jalen Hurts “trending upward,” Gardner Minshew will get some first-team reps

Wed Dec 15 2021 16:57:11 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Jalen Hurts did not play in the Eagles’ Week 13 win over the Jets because of an ankle injury and he was able to use last week as a chance to heal up more before the Eagles return to action against Washington this week.Head coach Nick Sirianni told reporters on Wednesday that Hurts is “trending [more]

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Washington placing Matt Ioannidis on COVID-19 list

Wed Dec 15 2021 15:56:08 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Washington also has a COVID-19 problem.According to multiple reports, the Football Team is placing defensive lineman Matt Ioannidis on its COVID-19 list on Wednesday.This will be the fifth consecutive day with at least one player added to COVID reserve for Washington.Ioannidis has played 56 percent of Washington’s defensive snaps this season, appearing in 12 games [more]

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Daniel Snyder, the King of Petty

Wed Dec 15 2021 14:46:13 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Plenty of anecdotes have made the rounds in recent months regarding the habit of Washington owner Daniel Snyder to insist on being called “Mr. Snyder.” (I was once present for one of those; during Super Bowl week in Dallas, a staffer on PFT Live made the mistake of asking “Dan” to move his bottle.)However, as [more]

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House committee requests all evidence of alleged interference by Daniel Snyder in NFL investigation

Wed Dec 15 2021 01:03:14 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Plenty have noticed Tuesday’s report from the Washington Post regarding allegations of inference by Washington owner Daniel Snyder in the investigation of workplace misconduct within the organization. The House Committee on Oversight and Reform are among those who have noticed. On Tuesday, Representatives Carolyn B. Maloney, Chairwoman of the Committee on Oversight and Reform, and Raja [more]

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Report: Daniel Snyder allegedly tried to silence accuser in NFL investigation of team

Tue Dec 14 2021 23:28:38 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

The NFL continues to struggle to put the investigation of the Washington Football Team in the rearview mirror. According to the Washington Post, WFT owner Daniel Snyder — through his lawyers and investigators — allegedly engaged in behavior that can be characterized as attempted interference with the investigation conducted by attorney Beth Wilkinson. For example, [more]

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Washington adds Kendall Fuller, Tim Settle to COVID-19 reserve list

Tue Dec 14 2021 21:59:24 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

The Washington Football Team continued adding players to the COVID-19 reserve list on Tuesday. Cornerback Kendall Fuller and defensive lineman Tim Settle will be out of action until they clear protocols. That’s a 10-day isolation for a positive test, although vaccinated players can return after two negative tests 24 hours apart, and five days for [more]

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Washington signs Nate Orchard off of Packers practice squad

Tue Dec 14 2021 16:59:16 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

The Washington Football Team’s defensive line has been depleted in recent days because of positive COVID-19 tests and the team moved to shore up the group on Tuesday. Agent Kenny Zuckerman announced that his client Nate Orchard has signed with Washington. The edge defender was on the Packers’ practice squad before the agreement. Orchard is [more]

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Arthur Smith: As soon as there’s an update on Calvin Ridley, we’ll give you one

Tue Dec 14 2021 14:30:00 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

At 6-7, the Falcons are still in the scrum for a Wild Card spot in the NFC but there’s no sign that wide receiver Calvin Ridley will be back to help them make a push in the final weeks of the regular season. Falcons head coach Arthur Smith said last month that there was no [more]

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Report: Further tests show Logan Thomas did tear his ACL

Tue Dec 14 2021 11:40:42 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

After Washington tight end Logan Thomas injured his knee in a Week 13 win over the Raiders, head coach Ron Rivera said that an MRI showed Thomas did not tear his ACL. It appears that other tests returned different news about Thomas’ knee. Adam Schefter of ESPN reports that those tests showed Thomas did suffer [more]

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Report: NFL won’t suspend La’el Collins for ejection

Tue Dec 14 2021 02:31:17 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Cowboys right tackle La’el Collins served a five-game suspension earlier this season. He won’t have to serve another this week. Officials ejected Collins from Sunday’s game after a confrontation with William Bradley-King, whom the Cowboys felt like hit quarterback Dak Prescott late. Bradley-King was not penalized. Ian Rapoport of NFL Media reports the league will [more]

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Jonathan Allen among four Washington players to test positive for COVID-19

Mon Dec 13 2021 21:03:02 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

The Washington Football Team has been hit hard by COVID-19. Today defensive tackle Jonathan Allen was one of four Washington players who tested positive for COVID-19, according to JP Finlay of NBCSportsWashington.com. The team announced that Allen, linebacker David Mayo, practice squad defensive end William Bradley-King and practice squad tight end Temarrick Hemingway have been [more]

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Ron Rivera: Taylor Heinicke’s knee is sore, we’ll monitor him throughout the week

Mon Dec 13 2021 19:03:45 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Washington quarterback Taylor Heinicke had to exit Sunday’s game with a knee injury, but at this point it still doesn’t sound serious. Heinicke said after the game that his knee was fine and he should be ready to face the Eagles in Week 15. On Monday, head coach Ron Rivera told reporters in his press [more]

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LaVar Arrington, Fred Smoot criticize Robert Griffin III for waiting to “speak the truth” about Washington

Mon Dec 13 2021 15:23:49 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Former Washington quarterback Robert Griffin III has some things to say about his time with the team. He’ll defer all commentary to a book that debuts in August. A couple of other former Washington players recently criticized Griffin for not saying what he had to say far sooner. “My career in Washington was spoiled, ruined, [more]

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Micah Parsons wants to be the one others are compared to

Mon Dec 13 2021 14:23:32 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

More than a few people have compared versatile Cowboys pass rusher Michah to Hall of Famer and former NFL MVP Lawrence Taylor. Speaking to Parsons after Sunday’s win over Washington, I asked Parsons for his reaction to the use of his name and Taylor’s name in the same breath. “I think LT is one of [more]

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Taylor Heinicke: Knee is fine, should be ready this week

Sun Dec 12 2021 23:13:51 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Washington quarterback Taylor Heinicke left Sunday’s loss to the Cowboys with a knee injury, but he didn’t sound concerned about it causing him to miss more time when he spoke to reporters after the game. Heinicke left in the fourth quarter after being sacked four times and Kyle Allen played out the final minutes of [more]

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Mike McCarthy applauds La’el Collins defending his QB, which resulted in ejection

Sun Dec 12 2021 22:33:59 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

It was last season in Washington that Cowboys coach Mike McCarthy questioned his players after a loss to Washington. McCarthy didn’t appreciate that none of his players came to quarterback Andy Dalton‘s defense after an illegal hit by Jon Bostic that concussed Dalton. The Cowboys, who were playing with four backup offensive linemen, didn’t get [more]

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Cowboys hold on for 27-20 victory over Washington

Sun Dec 12 2021 21:51:37 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

The Cowboys made their victory over Washington more dramatic than it needed to be. Dak Prescott threw a pick-six with 4:13 left to draw Washington within one score, but they held on for a 27-20 win. Dallas now is 9-4, ending Washington’s four-game winning streak. Washington fell to 6-7 with four games to play, though [more]

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Washington draws to within 27-20 on Cole Holcomb’s pick-six

Sun Dec 12 2021 21:21:18 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

The Cowboys were on their way to victory until Dak Prescott threw his second interception of the day. Prescott never saw Cole Holcomb as he tried to hit Dalton Schultz. Daniel Wise was in his vision, and Holcomb made an easy pick-six. Holcomb’s 31-yard interception return with 4:13 remaining — Washington’s second touchdown in 56 [more]

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La’el Collins ejected for throwing punches

Sun Dec 12 2021 21:13:47 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Cowboys right tackle La'el Collins took exception on what he considered a late hit on his quarterback along the Dallas sideline. After defensive end William Bradley-King hit Dak Prescott as Prescott threw away the ball as he was headed out of bounds early in the fourth quarter, Collins went after Bradley-King. Throwing punches at Bradley-King [more]

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Falcons knock off Panthers 29-21

Sun Dec 12 2021 21:13:33 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

The Panthers tried to rally in the final minutes of Sunday’s game, but it turned out to be too little too later against the Falcons. Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan hit tight end Kyle Pitts for one first down and ran for a second to allow the Falcons to run out the clock after the Panthers [more]

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Taylor Heinicke leaves game after seventh hit; Tyler Larsen carted off

Sun Dec 12 2021 21:03:11 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Washington is having a terrible, horrible, no good, very bad day. It trails the Cowboys 27-8, which, with a loss, will give Dallas breathing room in the NFC East. Washington had receiver Terry McLaurin leave in the third quarter for a concussion check, and he has not returned. On the same play, with 12:30 left [more]

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Washington gets on the board, trails Dallas 24-8

Sun Dec 12 2021 20:32:08 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Washington went 90 yards on its second possession of the second half. It was more yards than the team had in the first half. Taylor Heinicke spun out of the pocket after pressure from Micah Parsons and launched the ball 43 yards to Cam Sims in the end zone. Officials ruled it incomplete, but it [more]

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Micah Parsons, Cowboys dominate Washington in first half, lead 24-0

Sun Dec 12 2021 19:52:22 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Micah Parsons, Randy Gregory and Dorance Armstrong have Mike McCarthy’s back. The Cowboys coach guaranteed a victory leading up to Sunday’s game, and Dallas is making him look like Nostradamus. The Cowboys lead 24-0 at halftime. Washington has 29 yards on 26 plays, with minus-7 yards passing. It has four first downs and is 0-of-6 [more]

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Cowboys have two takeaways and 18-0 lead on Washington

Sun Dec 12 2021 18:54:38 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

The Cowboys are backing up Mike McCarthy’s guarantee thus far. They lead Washington 18-0. Dallas had an 11-play, 54-yard drive on its first possession, with Greg Zuerlein kicking a 35-yard, red zone field goal. Dak Prescott threw an interception on the Cowboys’ second possession. He never saw Landon Collins, who made the easy pick in [more]

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J.D. McKissic is expected to miss another game

Sun Dec 12 2021 14:51:35 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Running back J.D. McKissic didn’t play for Washington in their Week 13 win over the Raiders and it doesn’t look like he’ll be back for this Sunday’s game against the Cowboys either. McKissic returned for a pair of limited practices after sitting out on Wednesday because of a concussion and earned a questionable tag on [more]

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Washington puts Casey Toohill on COVID-19 reserve list

Sun Dec 12 2021 14:16:37 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

The Washington Football Team is running short on defensive ends for Sunday’s game against the Cowboys. The team announced that Casey Toohill has been placed on the COVID-19 reserve list on Sunday morning. That move comes a day after James Smith-Williams was placed on the same list and a couple of days after Montez Sweat [more]

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Panthers activate Cameron Erving, Frankie Luvu

Sun Dec 12 2021 02:31:42 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Panthers starting left tackle Cameron Erving is expected to return to the lineup Sunday against the Falcons. Carolina activated Erving from injured reserve Saturday, the team announced. Erving missed the past three games with a calf injury. He returned to practice this week. Erving started the first seven games before his injury against the Patriots. [more]

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WFT puts James Smith-Williams on COVID reserve, Wes Schweitzer on IR

Sat Dec 11 2021 21:33:08 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

The Washington Football Team placed defensive end Montez Sweat on the COVID-19 reserve list earlier this week and another player on the position joined him on Saturday. James Smith-Williams has been placed on the list and will not play against the Cowboys on Sunday. He has started the last four games with Sweat and Chase [more]

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Cowboys activate Randy Gregory, Neville Gallimore

Sat Dec 11 2021 21:01:15 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

The Cowboys said early in the week that they expected to have defensive end Randy Gregory and defensive tackle Neville Gallimore back in the lineup for Sunday’s game against the Washington Football Team and they officially activated both players on Saturday. Gregory has been out with a calf injury since Week Nine while Gallimore has [more]

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Former NFL scout, assistant coach Bobby Burns passes at age of 82

Sat Dec 11 2021 17:27:57 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Bobby Burns, a long-time NFL scout and assistant coach, passed away on Thursday at the age of 82. Burns, a native of Monessen, Pennsylvania, spent 17 years coaching football at the college level before joining the Patriots in 1983, as assistant line coach and assistant to the director of player personnel. He’d later work the [more]

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Tony Pollard questionable with foot injury

Fri Dec 10 2021 21:25:01 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Running back Tony Pollard is the only player on the Cowboys’ roster who has a designation this week. He is questionable with a foot injury. Pollard tore his left plantar fascia on his 58-yard touchdown run last Thursday and did not practice this week. “I think he’s a game-time (decision),” Cowboys owner Jerry Jones said [more]

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Panthers won’t have Michael Jordan or John Miller Sunday

Fri Dec 10 2021 18:47:34 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

The Panthers have been shuffling their offensive line all season and Sunday’s game against the Falcons won’t be an exception. Left guard Michael Jordan has been ruled out with a hamstring injury and right guard John Miller will sit out this week because of an ankle injury. The Panthers are also without guard Trent Scott [more]

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Mike McCarthy: I don’t think Micah Parsons’ hip injury is serious

Fri Dec 10 2021 16:43:43 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Cowboys star rookie linebacker Micah Parsons landed on the Cowboys injury report on Thursday with a hip issue. Fortunately for Dallas, it doesn’t seem like it will keep Parsons out for any time. Head coach Mike McCarthy told reporters on Friday that Parsons’ hip discomfort came out of a Monday workout in the weight room. [more]

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Ron Rivera: Mike McCarthy’s victory guarantee is a “big mistake”

Fri Dec 10 2021 15:12:43 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

One of the best games of Week 14 is getting even better. On Thursday, Cowboys coach Mike McCarthy returned to the team after a 10-day COVID-related absence and declared of Sunday’s date with Washington, “We’re going to win the game.” In an interview with Julie Donaldson of the team’s official website, Washington coach Ron Rivera [more]

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Chargers great Leslie “Speedy” Duncan dies at 79

Fri Dec 10 2021 04:53:11 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Former Chargers cornerback Leslie “Speedy” Duncan has died. He was 79. “Speedy was, as his nickname fittingly would indicate, a player who was ahead of his time,” Chargers owner Dean Spanos said in a statement. “Our hearts are with the entire Duncan family, his teammates and everyone who was touched by Speedy and his larger-than-life [more]

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J.D. McKissic, Landon Collins return to practice for Washington

Thu Dec 09 2021 22:35:48 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

The Washington Football Team had four players out of practice on Wednesday and three of them returned to the field on Thursday. Running back J.D. McKissic and linebacker Jamin Davis were limited participants as they progress through the league’s concussion protocol. McKissic did not play in last Sunday’s win over the Raiders while Davis has [more]

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Cam Newton doesn’t want to talk about playoffs

Thu Dec 09 2021 21:53:07 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

It wasn’t quite the same as Jim Mora’s 20-year-old PLAYOFFS?!? rant, but it stands out on a Thursday full of NFL news. Panthers quarterback Cam Newton bristled on Thursday after someone mentioned playoffs during his midweek press conference. “Can we please stop mentioning that word?” Newton said. “I’m trying to get a win. Hell. I’m [more]

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Tony Pollard tore plantar fascia on TD run, calls himself “game-time decision”

Thu Dec 09 2021 21:48:28 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

The Cowboys call Tony Pollard‘s injury a “foot strain.” It’s worse than that. The backup running back, who has more yards from scrimmage than Ezekiel Elliott the past four games, said he tore his left plantar fascia on his 58-yard touchdown run last Thursday. Pollard has not practiced this week. “It’s really going to be [more]

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Micah Parsons added to practice report with hip injury

Thu Dec 09 2021 21:08:58 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Cowboys linebacker Micah Parsons has the defensive rookie of the year award in the bag. All that remains is to see if he also garners votes for defensive player of the year. He has played that well this season. The Cowboys, though, added Parsons to their practice report ahead of Sunday’s game against Washington. He [more]

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Jonathan Allen claps back at Mike McCarthy’s victory guarantee

Thu Dec 09 2021 20:57:33 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Cowboys coach Mike McCarthy, who returned to the facility Thursday after clearing COVID-19 protocols, is feeling good. He’s feeling good about his team, too, ahead of Sunday’s game at Washington. He declared the Cowboys are “going to win this game. I’m confident in that.” McCarthy’s quote quickly made it to Washington, where it surely will [more]

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Cowboys place Noah Brown on injured reserve

Thu Dec 09 2021 18:48:32 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Cowboys head coach Mike McCarthy said on Thursday that wide receiver Noah Brown will miss time with a groin injury and it will be at least three games before he’s back in the lineup. The Cowboys announced later in the day that Brown has been placed on injured reserve. The team did not announce a [more]

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Tony Pollard dealing with foot strain, is expected to play Sunday

Thu Dec 09 2021 17:10:47 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Ezekiel Elliott‘s knee has gotten all the attention when it comes to injuries at running back for the Cowboys this season, but he’s not the only back dealing with a health issue right now. Tony Pollard did not practice on Wednesday because of a foot injury. On Thursday, head coach Mike McCarthy said, via multiple [more]

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Mike McCarthy back in Cowboys facility, declares: “We’re going to win this game”

Thu Dec 09 2021 16:46:45 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Cowboys coach Mike McCarthy is back, and feeling confident. After missing the last 10 days with COVID-19, McCarthy returned today and sounded upbeat about his team’s prospects in Sunday’s big division game against Washington. “We’re going to win this game. I’m confident in that,” McCarthy said, via Michael Gehlken of the Dallas Morning News. Asked [more]

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NFL’s response to Jon Gruden lawsuit is due soon

Thu Dec 09 2021 02:02:48 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Jon Gruden sued the NFL and Commissioner Roger Goodell four weeks ago tomorrow. Soon, the NFL and Goodell will be responding to Gruden’s complaint. In most jurisdictions, the initial filing in response to a civil complaint becomes due 30 days after service of process. If it was served on November 11, 12, or 13, the [more]

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After Further Review for Week 13 delves into the biggest calls of the week

Thu Dec 09 2021 00:13:10 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

It’s a new Wednesday tradition on PFT Live. It’s called After Further Review, and it focuses on several of the biggest calls from the week that was. Today’s segment, appearing in the embedded video, looks at a wide variety of plays and calls. Two of the calls that we discuss overlap with two of the [more]

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Ezekiel Elliott says MRI showed his knee is improving

Wed Dec 08 2021 21:43:25 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott went for an MRI on his injured knee after last Thursday’s win over the Saints and he told reporters on Wednesday that it brought back some good news. Elliott said that it showed his knee is “healing up and going in the right direction” as he continues to play through [more]

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Montez Sweat tests positive for COVID-19, out at least 10 days because he is unvaccinated

Wed Dec 08 2021 16:08:56 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Washington pass rusher Montez Sweat was expected to return to the field this week after spending a month on injured reserve, but that won’t happen. Sweat has tested positive for COVID-19 and is unvaccinated, according to multiple reports. Because he is unvaccinated he has to miss at least 10 days. Sweat will miss Sunday’s big [more]

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Logan Thomas is headed back on injured reserve

Wed Dec 08 2021 15:38:38 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Washington tight end Logan Thomas may have avoided a torn ACL last Sunday, but he didn’t avoid a season-ending knee injury. Ben Standig of TheAthletic.com reports that Thomas is expected to be placed on injured reserve. Thomas was hurt when Raiders defensive end Yannick Ngakoue hit him in the knee in what Washington head coach [more]

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Cowboys activate Terence Steele

Tue Dec 07 2021 20:27:34 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Cowboys owner Jerry Jones discussed the team’s plans to use both La'el Collins and Terence Steele as blockers during a Tuesday radio appearance, but Steele had to come off the COVID-19 reserve list in order for that plan to come to fruition. That happened later on Tuesday. The Cowboys announced Steele’s return to the active [more]

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Washington puts Khaleke Hudson on IR, signs Milo Eifler off Dolphins practice squad

Tue Dec 07 2021 17:38:37 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

The Washington Football Team announced a couple of roster moves involving linebackers on Tuesday. Khaleke Hudson has been placed on the injured reserve list. Hudson made his first start of the season against the Raiders on Sunday, but left early after injuring his ankle. Hudson was a fifth-round pick last season and played in every [more]

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Cowboys expect Mike McCarthy back in the building on Thursday

Tue Dec 07 2021 16:12:33 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Dallas coach Mike McCarthy has not yet returned to the team after missing last week’s game with COVID-19, but the team expects him back this week. Cowboys COO Stephen Jones said Thursday is McCarthy’s most likely return date. “We just think it’s normally just like it is with players, we’re looking at the 10 days,” [more]

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Jerry Jones: We’ll use La’el Collins or Terence Steele as a sixth offensive lineman to help running game

Tue Dec 07 2021 15:40:20 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

The Cowboys should be getting Terence Steele off of the COVID-19 reserve list in time for him to play against Washington this weekend and that creates a question about who will start at right tackle. Steele was starting there when La'el Collins was out of the lineup and he did a good job, but Collins [more]

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Ryan Fitzpatrick having hip surgery, out for 2021

Tue Dec 07 2021 14:07:33 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

The chances of Washington quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick returning to the field this season have changed from slim to none. Fitzpatrick is having arthroscopic hip surgery and will not play again in 2021, according to multiple reports. Washington signed Fitzpatrick to a one-year, $10 million contract and he suffered the hip injury in the first game [more]

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“Barring a surprise” Cowboys expect Randy Gregory, Neville Gallimore back this week

Tue Dec 07 2021 12:05:15 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

The Cowboys got defensive end DeMarcus Lawrence back in the lineup for last Thursday’s win over the Saints and they’re set to welcome two others back to their defensive line for this week’s game against the Washington Football Team. Cowboys executive vice president Stephen Jones said on 105.3 The Fan that “barring a surprise” the [more]

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Eagles got “positive news” about Jason Kelce’s knee injury

Mon Dec 06 2021 20:58:31 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Eagles center Jason Kelce was on the injury report because of his knee heading into Sunday’s game against the Jets, but he still made his 118th consecutive start. Kelce wasn’t able to finish, however. He left late in the fourth quarter after hurting his knee again, but head coach Nick Sirianni made it sound like [more]

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Ron Rivera: Yannick Ngakoue hit that hurt Logan Thomas was avoidable

Mon Dec 06 2021 20:31:13 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Washington head coach Ron Rivera said on Monday that tests indicated tight end Logan Thomas did not tear his ACL during Sunday’s win over the Raiders and he also discussed his feelings about how Thomas got hurt. Raiders defensive end Yannick Ngakoue dove at Thomas’ legs as Thomas came toward him while both players were [more]

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Ron Rivera: MRI indicated Logan Thomas did not tear ACL

Mon Dec 06 2021 19:32:53 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Washington got some better news than expected on tight end Logan Thomas. While the team initially feared Thomas tore his ACL on a low hit by Raiders defensive end Yannick Ngakoue in the fourth quarter of Sunday’s win in Las Vegas, tests indicated that is not in fact the case. But Washington is still working [more]

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Jonathan Allen: Taylor Heinicke keeps showing why he needs to be our quarterback

Mon Dec 06 2021 14:33:22 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Washington quarterback Taylor Heinicke threw a bad interception with seven minutes left in Sunday’s game in Las Vegas and the Raiders used that turnover to set up a go-ahead field goal with just over two minutes left in regulation. Heinicke’s mistake would quickly become a sidebar to the main story of the game. Heinicke completed [more]

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Josh Jacobs: I think we kind of just coast a little too much

Mon Dec 06 2021 03:01:18 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

The Raiders broke a three-game losing streak against the Cowboys last week, but they were back on the wrong side of the scoreboard with Sunday’s 17-15 loss to Washington. Las Vegas finished with 310 total yards, but the club was only 2-of-8 on third down. And the team had just six points for three quarters, [more]

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Report: Washington believes Logan Thomas tore ACL, MCL

Mon Dec 06 2021 02:44:44 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Washington tight end Logan Thomas injured his knee with 9:47 remaining in the fourth quarter Sunday. The initial diagnosis is not good news. Thomas “likely” tore his anterior cruciate ligament and medial collateral ligament, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports. Thomas will undergo further medical testing Monday to confirm. Raiders defensive end Yannick Ngakoue hit Thomas [more]

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Uncalled defensive pass interference riles up Raiders, Cowboys fans

Mon Dec 06 2021 01:59:48 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Ten days ago, a flagfest at AT&T Stadium between the Raiders and Cowboys resulted in four defensive pass interference calls against Dallas defensive back Anthony Brown, prompting Cowboys owner Jerry Jones to decry “throw up ball.” On Sunday, the Raiders tried to play “throw up ball” with the game on the line. This time, the [more]

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Jonathan Allen on game-winning field goal: I was nervous, I didn’t even know the kicker’s name

Mon Dec 06 2021 00:50:54 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Kicker Brian Johnson got his chance to introduce himself to the Washington Football Team on Sunday and he did it with style. Johnson signed with the team this week because Joey Slye is set to miss multiple weeks with a hamstring injury and he wasn’t around long enough to meet defensive lineman Jonathan Allen before [more]

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Washington squeezes past Raiders 17-15

Mon Dec 06 2021 00:15:53 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

The first three quarters of Sunday’s game in Las Vegas only featured 13 points, but the Raiders and Washington came up with an exciting fourth quarter. The Raiders scored nine straight points after an Antonio Gibson touchdown catch put them down 14-6 early in the final quarter. The last of those points came on a [more]

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Washington loses lead to Raiders, Logan Thomas to knee injury

Sun Dec 05 2021 23:49:29 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Washington tight end Logan Thomas made a pretty touchdown catch in the first quarter and he set up another score with a 35-yard pickup in the third quarter, but he won’t be making any other big plays on Sunday. Thomas left the game with a knee injury after Raiders defensive end Yannick Ngakoue hit him [more]

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Washington up 14-6 after Antonio Gibson touchdown

Sun Dec 05 2021 23:24:58 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

The Washington Football Team scored early in Sunday’s game against the Raiders, but they were shut out for all of the second and third quarters while the Raiders cut their lead down to one point. We’re now in the fourth quarter in Las Vegas and Washington has stretched their lead back out. Antonio Gibson caught [more]

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Washington up 7-3 at halftime in Las Vegas

Sun Dec 05 2021 22:36:50 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

The Washington Football Team opened the game with a touchdown and that’s enough to have them up on the Raiders after 30 minutes of play in Las Vegas. Logan Thomas caught a touchdown pass from Taylor Heinicke a little more than five minutes into the game and the Washington defense shut out the Raiders until [more]

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Kenyan Drake carted off with Raiders down 7-0

Sun Dec 05 2021 22:01:05 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

It looks like Raiders running back Kenyan Drake is going to miss the rest of Sunday’s game against Washington. Drake was carted off after taking a big hit from Washington safety Deshazor Everett on a second quarter running play. Drake lost the ball on the play and Washington recovered, but the ball stayed with Las [more]

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Chris Godwin catches team-record 15 passes in Bucs’ 30-17 win over Falcons

Sun Dec 05 2021 21:19:02 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Tom Brady threw four touchdown passes, two to Rob Gronkowski, and Chris Godwin set a team record with 15 receptions as the Buccaneers rolled to a 30-17 win over the Falcons. Godwin broke the previous mark of 13 held by James Wilder and Earnest Graham. Mike Evans caught seven passes for 99 yards, and Gronkowski [more]

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Tom Brady-Rob Gronkowski connect for 89th career touchdown, second in NFL history

Sun Dec 05 2021 20:24:04 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Tom Brady and Rob Gronkowski have connected for a second touchdown today, giving the Bucs a 27-17 lead. It was the 89th regular-season touchdown the two have connected on, giving them second place in NFL history all time. Brady and Gronkowski went into the day one behind Philip Rivers and Antonio Gates on the all-time [more]

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DeSean Jackson, Josh Jacobs active for Raiders

Sun Dec 05 2021 19:44:56 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Word on Sunday morning was that wide receiver DeSean Jackson and running back Josh Jacobs would play for the Raiders against Washington and that report was accurate. Jackson and Jacobs were both listed as questionable, but neither one is on the inactive list on Sunday. Linebacker Nick Kwiatkoski and cornerback Keisean Nixon are also active [more]

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Josh Jacobs, DeSean Jackson are expected to play Sunday

Sun Dec 05 2021 13:31:16 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

The Raiders ruled tight end Darren Waller out of Sunday’s game against Washington, but they are expected to have two other key members of their offense on the field. Running back Josh Jacobs and wide receiver DeSean Jackson were both listed as questionable on Friday’s injury report and Ian Rapoport of NFL Media reports that [more]