Archive for the ‘Washington Redskins’ Category

NFL free agents end up opting for 1-year 'prove it' deals (The Associated Press)

Friday, March 24th, 2017
Terrelle Pryor's 1,007 receiving yards ranked 22nd in the NFL last season, and his 77 catches were 27th, stats accumulated despite playing with five quarterbacks on a team that went 1-15.

Redskins re-sign offensive tackle Ty Nsekhe (The Associated Press)

Monday, March 20th, 2017
ASHBURN, Va. (AP) -- The Washington Redskins have re-signed offensive tackle Ty Nsekhe.

Redskins release defensive end Ricky Jean Francois (The Associated Press)

Wednesday, March 15th, 2017
The Washington Redskins continued their defensive line makeover by releasing Ricky Jean Francois and re-signing Ziggy Hood. Jean Francois' release comes less than a week after the start of free agency and the firing of general manager Scot McCloughan. The 30-year-old started six of Washington's 16 games last season and had 32 tackles and 1+ sacks.

Terrelle Pryor on Washington's QB issues: 'I played with six last year' (Shutdown Corner)

Monday, March 13th, 2017
In unrelated news, Terrelle Pryor recently jumped from the Cleveland Browns to the Washington Redskins. “You want to be with a team that wants you to be on the team,” Pryor said in his first comments as a member of the Redskins. As for the ever-revolving quarterback controversy that swirls around D.C., Pryor sidestepped the issue with a deft line that nobody else could have offered: “I played with six quarterbacks last year.

Terrelle Pryor signs with Washington, and it's for a modest deal (Shutdown Corner)

Friday, March 10th, 2017
One year and $8 million is all it took for the Washington Redskins to land receiver Terrelle Pryor. Pryor, who switched from quarterback to receiver and had 1,007 yards last season for the Cleveland Browns, signed with the Redskins for an $8 million deal, NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport said.

Report: NFL draft analyst Mike Mayock a candidate for Redskins' vacant GM job (Shutdown Corner)

Friday, March 10th, 2017
The Washington Redskins fired their general manager on the eve of the free-agency period. NFL Network draft expert Mike Mayock is on the list of candidates to replace ousted GM Scot McCloughan, who was let go amid a cloud of controversy this week, reported ESPN’s Adam Schefter and Field Yates. NFL Network draft analyst Mike Mayock has emerged as a candidate to become Washington’s general manager, sources tell @FieldYates and me.

Reports: Browns releasing Robert Griffin III and shopping Brock Osweiler (Shutdown Corner)

Friday, March 10th, 2017
The Cleveland Browns started three quarterbacks in 2016, and the only one that was able to muster a win is going to be cut loose. Via multiple reports, the Browns are releasing Robert Griffin III on Friday, a day before he was due a $750,000 roster bonus.

Report: Court filings detail NFL's extreme usage of painkillers (Shutdown Corner)

Friday, March 10th, 2017
Lawyers for the players indicated that every single one of the doctors interviewed in the course of trial preparation indicated that there were errors, mistakes, and deliberate avoidance of federal law governing the use of painkillers. More than 1,800 former players are suing the NFL in U.S. District Court in Northern California, charging that the NFL’s drug management practices have caused them long-term physical damages.

In midst of free agency, Washington fires troubled GM Scot McCloughan after two years (Shutdown Corner)

Thursday, March 9th, 2017
The inevitable is now reality: via the Washington Post, Washington has fired troubled general manager Scot McCloughan just two years into a four-year contract. Scot McCloughan was fired as Washington’s general manager on Thursday. McCloughan has long battled alcoholism, and it is what led to him being fired by San Francisco in 2010 and the Seahawks in 2014.

The Washington Redskins have fired general manager Scot McCloughan (The Associated Press)

Thursday, March 9th, 2017
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Washington Redskins have fired general manager Scot McCloughan.