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Thompson is not-so-secret weapon for Redskins’ offense

Wednesday, September 20th, 2017

Chris Thompson remembers in vivid detail the passes he dropped, the routes he didn't run well enough and the sacks he allowed. All the Washington Redskins back wanted to do was get back on the field and run that same route again - and catch the ball this time. The 26-year-old third-down back sees work in all situations: running the ball, catching it out of the backfield and protecting the quarterback and has emerged as a not-so-secret weapon that the Redskins count on to do a bit of everything.

Jay Gruden presser recap: Enough is on Chris Thompson’s plate already

Wednesday, September 20th, 2017

Here is a recap of Jay Gruden’s press conference on Wednesday: —The injuries are covered in a separate post here. Jordan Reed was the only non-participant. Gruden said his status is “wait and see.” —Gruden doesn’t see them playing Chris Thompson more than they do now. He noted that in addition to being the third-down back he also returns kicks and comes in on second and long plays. “It’s important for us to keep him healthy,” said Gruden. “He’s not a guy that I personally want to give him 30 carries a game.” —In a year, Matt Ioannidis has gone from being on the practice squad to being a key member of the defensive line. Gruden was impressed with his play against the Rams. “Against the Rams, he

Redskins injury report: Jordan Reed out of practice, six are limited

Wednesday, September 20th, 2017

Football players prefer to regulate their sport without fines and penalties, and in 2017, social media can be a platform for any and all declarations. After Terrelle Pryor took a direct hit to his right knee in the Redskins win over the Rams, the receiver reached out to L.A. safety Cody Davis via Twitter with a polite, but firm, message.  Standing 6'6", Pryor is one of the tallest receivers in the league. It makes sense he doesn't like getting hit in the knees, as any skilly player doesn't, but particularly with the increased height that could mean more safeties are coming in low on him. Through two games Pryor has eight catches for 97 yards. The season hasn't started particularly strong for

Terrelle Pryor issues polite but firm request to Rams safety to avoid hitting knees

Wednesday, September 20th, 2017

Football players prefer to regulate their sport without fines and penalties, and in 2017, social media can be a platform for any and all declarations. After Terrelle Pryor took a direct hit to his right knee in the Redskins win over the Rams, the receiver reached out to L.A. safety Cody Davis via Twitter with a polite, but firm, message.  Standing 6'6", Pryor is one of the tallest receivers in the league. It makes sense he doesn't like getting hit in the knees, as any skilly player doesn't, but particularly with the increased height that could mean more safeties are coming in low on him. Through two games Pryor has eight catches for 97 yards. The season hasn't started particularly strong for

Need to Know: Five Redskins who are under pressure against the Raiders

Wednesday, September 20th, 2017

Here is what you need to know on this Thursday, September 21, three days before the Washington Redskins play the Raiders at FedEx Field. Timeline Today’s schedule: Practice 1:00; Jay Gruden and Greg Manusky press conferences, open locker room after practice, approx. 3:00 Days until: —Monday night Redskins @ Chiefs (10/2) 11 —Monday night Redskins @ Eagles (11/23) 22 —Cowboys @ Redskins (10/29) 38 Five Redskins who are under pressure against the Raiders QB Kirk Cousins—He is a fixture on top of this list until he puts together a solid game. Let’s define that as something around 260 yards passing with at least two touchdowns and no interceptions. Cousins did that four times last year so that shouldn’t

Need to Know: First look at Redskins vs. Raiders

Wednesday, September 20th, 2017

Here is what you need to know on this Wednesday, September 20, four days before the Washington Redskins play the Raiders at FedEx Field. Timeline Today’s schedule: Practice 1:45; Jay Gruden and Kirk Cousins press conferences, open locker room after practice, approx. 3:30 Days until: —Monday night Redskins @ Chiefs (10/2) 12 —Monday night Redskins @ Eagles (11/23) 23 —Cowboys @ Redskins (10/29) 39 First look at Redskins vs. Raiders —This tweet seems a bit audacious. It’s from Vic Tafur, who writes about the Raiders for the pay site The Athletic. They are second in the NFL in offensive yards and first in points scored. Oakland is fourth in rushing yards and 13th in passing yards. QB Derek Carr

Terrelle Pryor asks Cody Davis not to hit him in the knees

Tuesday, September 19th, 2017

With just under seven minutes remaining in Sunday’s victory over the Los Angeles Rams, Washington Redskins receiver Terrelle Pryor caught a 9-yard pass from Kirk Cousins that was negated by a holding penalty against left tackle Trent Williams. While the play appears rather unspectacular to the passing glance, Pryor was at least concerned about the play enough to send a message via Twitter to Davis on Tuesday. While making sure to note he didn’t view the play as “dirty,” Pryor asked for Davis to try not and hit a player so close to the knees next time.

Robert Griffin III denies Santana Moss’ version of Mike Shanahan firing

Tuesday, September 19th, 2017

Robert Griffin III celebrated when the Washington Redskins fired coach Mike Shanahan, former teammate Santana Moss said. However, Moss told a local radio station, Griffin's giddiness hurt him in the end. Griffin denies having done so and, via Twitter on Tuesday, told Moss that "to openly lie about me is a betrayal." Moss, appearing on 106.7 The Fan, said the perception was that Griffin appeared happy over Shanahan's ouster after the 2013 season. "When the whole thing went about, we hear that Mike Shanahan's not coming back the next year, then we hear the quarterback like, 'Hey. Mm-hmm,'" Moss told The Fan. "Like, basically saying that, 'Hey, you got me out of here not playing last year, the last

Moss says Griffin gloated about Shanahans being fired

Tuesday, September 19th, 2017

Santana Moss says Robert Griffin III took credit for coach Mike Shanahan and offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan being fired by the Washington Redskins. During his weekly radio appearance on FM-106.7 in Washington on Monday, Moss says it bothered him that Griffin acted like the Shanahans' treatment of him was what got them fired after the 2013 season. Griffin tweets that he was the "good soldier" in an "impossible situation" with the Redskins after Shanahan said he never wanted him as his quarterback.

Moss says Griffin gloated about Shanahans being fired

Tuesday, September 19th, 2017

Santana Moss says Robert Griffin III took credit for coach Mike Shanahan and offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan being fired by the Washington Redskins. During his weekly radio appearance on FM-106.7 in Washington on Monday, Moss says it bothered him that Griffin acted like the Shanahans' treatment of him was what got them fired after the 2013 season. Griffin tweets that he was the "good soldier" in an "impossible situation" with the Redskins after Shanahan said he never wanted him as his quarterback.