With the addition of rookie Josh Doctson to DeSean Jackson, Pierre Garcon and Jamison Crowder, the Redskins have the components for one of the deepest wide receiving cores in the league.
The latest news and analysis of the Washington Redskins season.
Redskins superfan Zema Williams, better known as Chief Zee, has passed away.
Jones is being counted on as the Redskins' lead back after they chose not to retain Alfred Morris. He's worked on the ball security issues that troubled him in his rookie season, but training camp will be the true test.
Washington opens training camp in 10 days. For the first time since he has been in the NFL, Kirk Cousins will walk into camp as the clear No. 1 QB.
Once the 2017 season arrives, after a year under the franchise tag, Cousins is likely to play where he is "wanted" most and that probably will not be Washington.
If the two sides can't work out a deal, Cousins will play the season under the franchise tag -- something he has seemed content with since the day he signed the franchise-tag tender almost immediately after it was designated.
The Nationals crowd, as well as the team, is now being graded about how they will perform the rest of the season. Nationals manager Dusty Baker indicated while they watch a first-place team, the home crowd isn't exactly in first place.
Cousins is worth more to the Redskins than any other team, but that doesn't mean general manger Scot McCloughan should offer a franchise quarterback contract at the moment. There's plenty of time to revisit the issue next offseason.
A poll quells the name debate, then the Brexit occupies British politicians who were upset about the team's nickname. It's even cheap to go to London now.
Jones was a third-round draft pick last May, but his rookie year was marred by fumbling issues and a late-season injury that required surgery. Morris is set to become a free agent next month.
Two members of the UK's House of Commons wrote a letter to Goodell, the NFL commissioner, in advance of the Redskins' game against the Bengals in London in October.
Culliver spent much of the week leading up to Super Bowl 50 in the San Francisco Bay Area, but returned to Florida on Sunday to continue his recovery from two torn ligaments in his right knee.
McCloughan, a longtime scout, has been back at the Senior Bowl, scouting the top collegiate players and getting an idea of who he believes might be able to fit the Redskins in the coming years.
McCloughan said Wednesday he would rather lock up Cousins, an impending free agent, with a long-term contract than use the franchise tag, but that uncertainty has him eyeing college quarterbacks as well.
Thompson tore the labrum in his left shoulder in Week 13 and missed two games before returning for the remainder of the season. He had a breakout season with a career-high 240 receiving yards and 216 rushing yards.
Golston has spent his entire career with the Redskins, joining the team as a sixth-round pick out of Georgia in 2006, and made just his third playoff appearance this season. At 32, he doesn't know where he'll be.
Manusky, who spent the last four seasons as defensive coordinator of the Colts, will return to the Redskins, where he coached the linebackers in 2001. Manusky has also worked with defensive coordinator Joe Barry on the Chargers.
The Redskins will almost certainly focus their offseason efforts on upgrading the defense, which ranked 28th in the league last season and struggled to get to the quarterback and stop the run.
The Redskins believe they've identified their quarterback of the future in Cousins, who set team records in his first full season as a starter, but he, and others, still have other things to improve upon next year.
Manning was the Redskins' top target in 2012, when then-coach Mike Shanahan was looking for a starting quarterback, but his reluctance to face the Giants and his brother, Eli, each year made it a tough sell.
Culliver tore the ACL in his right knee in a practice on Thanksgiving, and although he believes he'll be ready for the start of the season in September, it's uncertain whether he'll be with the Redskins.
Crowder finished fourth among all rookie wide receivers in receptions and playing time, and after emerging without any major injuries, he plans to focus on taking a bigger role with the Redskins next season.
The Rams' futuristic proposal for their suburban Los Angeles stadium caught the eye of the rest of the league, and Dan Snyder surely won't want to look second-rate when it's his turn to unveil the Redskins' proposal.
Cavanaugh, hired by coach Jay Gruden before the season to mentor Cousins, McCoy and Robert Griffin III, was a big reason why Cousins was able to succeed in his first year as the starter, McCoy said.
Hall had figured for some time that he'd be able to prolong his career by playing safety, and that's what he did this season, when he returned from a toe injury to find the Redskins had too many cornerbacks.
Griffin's actions upon leaving Redskins Park for the final time on Monday portrayed him as a victim, but if he felt wronged during his season as the backup, he'll quickly learn that approach won't work anywhere else.
The Redskins have 17 players who are scheduled to become free agents this offseason, including quarterback Kirk Cousins, running back Alfred Morris and nose tackle Terrance Knighton, and not all will return.
Gruden said he was pleased with Cousins' play this season, and the Redskins' next step will be to find a way to sign him to a new contract at some point in the coming months.
Galette never played a down for the Redskins after he tore his left Achilles' tendon during the preseason, but he said he wants to return to the team next season and is serious about putting his past troubles behind him.
Redskins players cleaned out their lockers on Monday afternoon, with Griffin declining comment but leaving a pair of motivational phrases on one of his shelves before exiting the locker room.
Cousins was not the same player who was benched last season for his mistakes or even the player who was mediocre in September. He's now become the Redskins' best option moving forward.
An overachieving season has led to plenty of thoughts about the future, especially considering general manager Scot McCloughan and coach Jay Gruden finally appear to have their team heading in the right direction.
Without injured rookie Matt Jones once again, the Redskins rushed for 84 yards, which was 13 fewer than their regular-season average, in their playoff loss to the Packers on Sunday afternoon.
Hatcher, who concluded his 10th season, said he will consider retirement in the offseason. When asked about a timetable, the veteran defensive end said he will make a decision swiftly and will not leave the Redskins waiting.
Rodgers was considered vulnerable after the Packers lost two consecutive games to end the regular season, and despite early struggles on Sunday, he recovered in leading his team over the Redskins in the playoffs.
The Redskins accomplished a lot, winning nine games and appearing in the playoffs for the first time in three years, but that was of no comfort following a 35-18 first-round loss to the Packers on Sunday.
Aaron Rodgers completed 21 of 36 passes for 210 yards and two touchdowns as the Packers rallied from an early 11-point deficit to beat the Redskins, 35-18, ending their season.
Cousins worked through an inconsistent start to put together one of the best seasons in franchise history, and he'll look to continue his run on Sunday when the Redskins face the Packers in the wild-card round of the playoffs.
The Packers haven't allowed a big game to a tight end in over a month, playing several of the league's best at the position in that span. Reed, who is averaging nearly 100 yards in the last four games, will be a test.
Jackson could take the same career arc as former running back John Riggins, whose troubles were erased once he had a breakthrough postseason for the Redskins in January 1983.
The Redskins signed a number of veteran free agents during the season, asking them to fill important roles. Mason Foster, Pierre Thomas and Will Blackmon addressed how they stayed ready.
Kirk Cousins was handled a heavy responsibility by Washington Redskins coach Jay Gruden in late August.
Finishing last one year doesn't prevent a team from finishing first the next. Several teams have pulled it off in recent seasons, with Washington's five-win turnaround equaling what it pulled off in 2012.
Lichstensteiger missed 11 games this season with weakness in his left arm, but should be ready to return to an offensive line that managed to trudge forward despite relative inexperience.
Goldson was traded to the Redskins prior to the season, and the experience and knowledge he gained through stops with the 49ers and Buccaneers helped him serve as a mentor and leader to a young secondary.
After starting the season 6-0, the Packers failed to fight through some of their more pressing issues, leaving them limping into the playoffs after finishing the regular season with a pair of thrashings.
Cousins set the Redskins' record for passing yards in a season and was near the top of the rankings in several other categories, which is the team's reward for sticking with him, the Packers' quarterback and coach said.
Packers coach Mike McCarthy said on Wednesday that Bakhtiari, who has missed the last two games because of the injury, would likely try to participate in positional drills in practice as he tries to return.
Inside linebacker Will Compton, left guard Spencer Long and rookies Jamison Crowder, Matt Jones and Preston Smith were among the players who seized larger roles as the Redskins won the NFC East title.
Jones, expected to return from a hip injury in the Redskins' playoff game against the Packers on Sunday, will force the coaching staff to decide who will sit out between he and three other running backs.
Williams, cut by the Seahawks earlier this season, will help fill in for the Redskins in their playoff game against the Packers on Sunday after Kyshoen Jarrett and Dashaun Phillips sustained injuries.
Haynesworth took aim at the Redskins via social media this past weekend, providing a reminder that his divisive presence represents the bottom of the barrel for the franchise.
Cousins was seen by many as little more than a backup who couldn't handle a starting role, but after he was handed that responsibility this season, he has clearly been exemplary.
The Packers will be making their seventh consecutive postseason appearance and will be facing the Redskins, who have played in two playoff games in the past decade.
Jarrett, the Redskins' versatile rookie defensive back, will not play Sunday against the Packers, Gruden said on Monday, though the coach is expecting to have center Kory Lichtensteiger return to practice this week.
The Redskins had nothing to lose if they were defeated by the Cowboys on Sunday, but still found enough value in carrying a four-game winning streak into the postseason following a 34-23 victory.
The Capitals, Wizards and Nationals had a chance in recent years to capitalize upon the Redskins' down years, but this playoff push has put the NFL team back in fans' minds.
Crowder finished with five catches for 109 yards and a touchdown in the Redskins' 34-23 victory, putting the cap on a season in which he had the most receptions by a rookie in team history.
Cousins threw for 176 yards and three touchdowns, playing only the first half, as the Redskins completed their season with a four-game winning streak and a 34-23 victory over the Cowboys on Sunday.
Garcon has been overshadowed by the production of wide receiver DeSean Jackson and tight end Jordan Reed, but his five touchdown receptions tied the most he's had in four seasons with the Redskins.