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Winners, losers of the 2018 NFL schedule

Wipe the champagne off your mouth. Clean up the windows you broke. The party's over, and now it's time to assess damage from the NFL's annual …

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Vernon Davis thrilled to be reunited with Alex Smith; Redskins lock up O-linemen

Vernon Davis was clearly excited to reconnect with Alex Smith, his newest, and former, teammate as the first phase of the Redskins’ voluntary offseason workout program began on Monday. The Redskins tight end did not mince words when asked about his impressions of the team’s new quarterback.<p>“His …

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Redskins are still in need of linebackers despite the signing of Pernell McPhee

Re-signing inside linebacker Zach Brown at the reasonable cost of three years for $24 million was a free agency win for the Washington Redskins. They bring back their leading tackler and keep him in the system for a second consecutive year.<p>The linebacking corps, however, is still in need of …

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Source: Redskins, Spencer Long never talked contract this off-season

Are Redskins low-balling free agents or spending wisely?

Mar 21,2018<p>Over the years, the Washington Redskins have been perceived by the football world as a franchise that will outbid and spend enormous amounts of money on free agents they target.<p>As one of the NFL’s wealthiest outfits, the Redskins have brought in players on the first days of free agency …

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Orlando Scandrick eager to ‘be the best version of myself’ with Redskins

When the Dallas Cowboys entered this offseason with numerous younger options in the defensive backfield, it was clear to cornerback Orlando Scandrick he would not be part of the team’s future. Despite playing 10 years for the Cowboys, and with Dallas the only NFL city he’s known as home, Scandrick …

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No franchise tag for Cousins, now set to hit free agency

WASHINGTON (AP) — Kirk Cousins' time with the Washington Redskins is about to end after they chose not to use the franchise tag on the quarterback as expected.<p>The Redskins have agreed to acquire Alex Smith from the Kansas City Chiefs, effectively pushing Cousins into free agency following a …

Jets worried Kirk Cousins might be Vikings bound

<b>Ralph Vacchiano</b> | Facebook | Twitter | Archive<p>The Jets plan to be heavy bidders in the <b>Kirk Cousins</b> sweepstakes and they're convinced they can make a …

Richmond City Council approves plans to pay $750,000 annually for Redskins facility, expand bulk trash pickup

The Richmond City Council on Monday signed off on a plan to refinance the loan the city took out to pay for the construction of the Washington …

Redskins safety Su’a Cravens applies for reinstatement

Su’a Cravens has taken the next step toward resuming his playing career.<p>The Washington Redskins safety has applied to the NFL for reinstatement off the reserve/left squad list.<p>It’s another step in a long process back to the field for the 22-year-old, who was placed on the reserve/left squad list in …

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Alex Smith “jacked” about how things worked out

Getty Images<p>Neither the trade sending him to Washington nor the four-year extension he’s agreed to can become official for more than a month, but …

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The Alex Smith trade could sentence the Redskins to long-term mediocrity

The Kirk Cousins contract saga began with the Washington Redskins reticent to commit Rolls-Royce money to merely a nice and reliable automobile. It shifted when Cousins grew far more enamored with freedom than security. Then finally, mercifully, strangely, two unnerving years of limbo ended Tuesday …

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Ice fishing and Zubaz: The Redskins did it up in Minneapolis before 1992 Super Bowl win

The last time Minneapolis hosted the Super Bowl, the Redskins defeated the Buffalo Bills to capture their third Lombardi Trophy on Jan. 26, 1992. Super Bowl XXVI was a homecoming for Redskins place kicker Chip Lohmiller, who grew up in nearby Woodbury and played his home games at the Metrodome …

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Robert Griffin III was a superstar. Then came the long slide

After starting as a rookie phenom, RG III was out of football five years later<p>For one season, Robert Griffin III was an NFL superstar …

Redskins safety D.J. Swearinger stopped eating meat — and has never felt better

One of D.J. Swearinger’s most memorable moments this season came after Washington’s nationally televised Thanksgiving night win over the New York Giants, when the Redskins safety jumped into NBC’s postgame interview semicircle while gripping a warm turkey leg. His teammates were noticeably munching …

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Jay Gruden: Kirk Cousins doesn't owe me anything

ASHBURN, Va. -- Jay Gruden repeated what he's said a number of times over the past couple of years: He wants Kirk Cousins back as the Washington …

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Of course it matters that the Redskins are winning these garbage games

Martrell Spaight woke up Sunday morning and made his first sprint of the day: to the hotel bathroom. He had to vomit.<p>The Redskins linebacker prides himself on his sturdy constitution, but he came down with a bug the night before Washington’s home finale: sore throat, fever, headache, nausea. With …

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Need to Know: Final thoughts on Redskins vs. Cardinals

Need to Know: Final thoughts on Redskins vs. Cardinals<p>Here is what you need to know on this Sunday, December 17, seven days before the Washington …

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Changing a nickname seems like a seismic shift, but it’s rarely a Mammoth deal

Recently, I discovered that I am now a Mammoth. Perhaps a wooly one.<p>The emotional wrench — as my alma mater, Amherst College, switched this year from being the Lord Jeffs to the Mammoths — wasn’t nearly as painful as I thought it would be. Especially because our old nickname, taken from an …

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Jordan Reed’s season is over after Redskins place tight end on injured reserve

Jordan Reed’s season is officially over.<p>The Washington Redskins tight end was placed on injured reserve Tuesday, ending his disappointing season after he played in a career-low six games.<p>The oft-injured Reed last played in Week 8 against the Dallas Cowboys and has missed the Redskins’ last six …

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Josh Norman vents about Washington’s struggles

Getty Images<p>It’s all quickly coming apart for Washington.<p>On the same day that the latest comments from safety D.J. Swearinger about the team’s lack …

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The Eagles just lost Carson Wentz, and their shot at the Super Bowl

Quarterback Carson Wentz’s brilliant second NFL season for the Philadelphia Eagles officially ended Monday, when Coach Doug Pederson confirmed Wentz suffered a torn ACL in his left knee during Sunday’s triumph in Los Angeles over the Rams. The Eagles’ realistic hopes to win a Super Bowl this season …

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SNIDER: Do The Redskins Have Anything Left?

There may be one way, and just one way, for the Washington Redskins not to finish the season in a full-blown tailspin that costs many players and …

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The best quarterbacks who could change teams in 2018

NFL teams will do just about anything -- short of signing Colin Kaepernick, apparently -- to assuage their quarterback desperation.<p>The madness will …

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Redskins survey the offensive line carnage: ‘We’re just surviving, honestly.’

It’s pushing 4 p.m., and practice has been over for nearly 20 minutes at Redskins Park. Coach Jay Gruden has wrapped up his afternoon news conference. The assistants have dumped the Gatorade coolers and stowed most of the equipment. And streaks of lavender filter through a blue-gray December sky as …

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Kirk Cousins showed his heart in loss at Dallas. Remember that when he’s gone.

ARLINGTON, Tex. — At least Kirk Cousins showed up, on an evening when so many of the Washington Redskins seemed mentally absent, or played like they had accidently tied their shoelaces together. Just think about how bad it will be when Cousins finally doesn’t show up, when he’s out the door, and …

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The Redskins defense had one job. It still couldn’t stop Alfred Morris.

ARLINGTON, Tex. — The Dallas Cowboys couldn’t throw the ball. Dak Prescott continued his month-long struggles and, coupled with a hand injury he suffered during the game, Dallas was forced to become one-dimensional on offense.<p>The task was simple for the Redskins defense: Stop the run. It’s often …

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The Redskins still have a season ticket wait list. (The wait time is like 17 seconds)

The Redskins still advertise about their season ticket wait list — and in fact have a page dedicated to that list on their website. Quoting from that site:<p>The season ticket wait list is free to join! Members receive:Fill out the form below!<p>The team’s ticketing landing page also asks fans to “join …

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What Should Washington Redskins Do About WR Situation This Offseason?

Jamison Crowder can be the blueprint for what the Washington Redskins should do to fix the wide receiver position during this offseason. The 24-year-old has to become the feature of the wideout corps, as well as the template for the other receivers the team targets.<p>The Crowder-centric landscape …

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