Posts Tagged ‘Washington Redskins’

NASCAR championship push tinged with sadness for Joe Gibbs

Saturday, November 16th, 2019

There's a photo of a little girl who could barely walk but whose day brightened when J.D. Gibbs surprised her with a tour of the Joe Gibbs Racing shop. Gibbs turns 79 later this month and has spent a lifetime as a leader of men, notably as a three-time Super Bowl champion coach for the Washington Redskins and a four-time NASCAR Cup Series championship owner. Gibbs quit the Redskins twice, each time surrendering the high-profile job to devote more time to his family.

NASCAR championship push tinged with sadness for Joe Gibbs

Saturday, November 16th, 2019

Joe Gibbs keeps mementos of his late son on his office desk. There's a photo of a little girl who could barely walk but whose day brightened when J.D. Gibbs surprised her with a tour of the Joe Gibbs Racing shop. Hundreds of letters are stacked on the desk, written by fans, friends, strangers, all wanting to say thank you to J.D. for acts of kindness, big or small.

NFL Power Rankings: Two new names enter top three heading into week 11

Friday, November 15th, 2019

Who is king of the NFL castle, and who are the dirty rascals? The Bengals played the Ravens close less than a month ago, only going down by a score to Lamar Jackson's jet-fuelled offense. All I can remember the Redskins doing this past month is scoring zero points in that water polo game against the 49ers.

NFL is giving Colin Kaepernick reasons to pull out of Saturday’s pro day

Wednesday, November 13th, 2019

Less than 48 hours after offering to engineer a hastily scheduled and seemingly half-baked “pro day” workout for Colin Kaepernick, the NFL appears to have given the quarterback ample reason to pull out of the event. Multiple sources familiar with the talks between Kaepernick and the NFL have told Yahoo Sports that several elements of the Saturday workout in Atlanta — which was proposed by the league under a two-hour deadline for a decision on Tuesday — are already running into significant issues. The NFL has refused to provide a confirmed list of team attendees before the event, allegedly breaking a verbal commitment between the two sides that was reached before Kaepernick agreed to the workout.

Vikings’ Thielen (hamstring) misses practice

Wednesday, November 13th, 2019

Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Adam Thielen sat out practice Wednesday due to a hamstring injury that has hampered him for three weeks. Thielen didn't play Oct. 24 against the Washington Redskins and last Sunday against the Dallas Cowboys. In between, he started against the Kansas City Chiefs on Nov. 3 but appeared in just seven plays and didn't catch the lone ball that was thrown his way.

Dolphins, others to attend Kaepernick workout

Wednesday, November 13th, 2019

The Miami Dolphins plan to have a representative in attendance for free-agent quarterback Colin Kaepernick's workout this weekend, coach Brian Flores announced Wednesday. Flores told reporters that the team still is finalizing who will attend Kaepernick's workout in Atlanta on Saturday, however. The first-year head coach also stopped short of saying whether the 32-year-old Kaepernick would have a place on the Dolphins' roster.

Former Redskins offensive tackle Chris Samuels is enriching future players

Wednesday, November 13th, 2019

This article is a part of HeadStrong: Mental Health and Sports, NBC Sports multi-platform initiative on mental health and men's health. NBC Sports Washington will be releasing a series of original short-form features that are all available at nbcsportswashington.com/headstrong. Offensive tackle Chris Samuels had himself quite the NFL career.

Bill Callahan explains decision to name Dwayne Haskins Washington Redskins’ starting QB

Tuesday, November 12th, 2019

Washington Redskins interim head coach Bill Callahan explains decision to name rookie Dwayne Haskins the starting quarterback.

NBA’s Dion Waiters to miss huge bonus payment after suspension over pot edibles

Monday, November 11th, 2019

Miami Heat guard Dion Waiters will miss out on a hefty check this season following his suspension Friday over an incident in which he required medical attention after eating a cannabis-infused edible during the team's charter flight to Los Angeles. The Heat suspended Waiters without pay for 10 games, citing “a number of instances this season in which Dion has engaged in conduct detrimental to the team.” While the Heat have yet to publicly comment on the details, Waiters experienced a bad reaction after eating pot gummies and passed out on the team plane, according to multiple reports. Waiters has a clause in his contract that would pay him a $1.2 million bonus if he played in at least 70 of the Heat's 82 games during the 2019-20 season.

Redskins name QB Haskins starter for rest of 2019

Monday, November 11th, 2019

Washington Redskins rookie quarterback Dwayne Haskins will be the starter for the rest of the season, interim coach Bill Callahan said Monday. Haskins, 22, made his first NFL start before the Redskins' just-completed bye week. The 15th overall pick in the 2019 NFL Draft out of Ohio State, Haskins is 27 of 44 for 284 yards with no TDs and four interceptions in three appearances.