Jones has shown flashes of brilliance in his rookie season, but his four fumbles are a concern for the coaching staff. Coach Jay Gruden been patient with the young back, but also wants Jones to understand the importance of ball security.
The latest news and analysis of the Washington Redskins season.
The Redskins have lost their last five games against the Giants, including a 32-21 loss in Week 3 at MetLife Stadium. However, Gruden said they're focused on this week and the opportunity to tie the Giants for first in the NFC East.
Williams bruised his patella tendon in Sunday's 44-16 loss to the Panthers and did not practice on Wednesday. However, the Redskins' left tackle said he will "definitely" play on Sunday against the Giants.
The Redskins will play the Bengals in London in Week 8, or Oct. 30, next season. Washington could possibly play St. Louis the week prior in London if both teams finish in the same place in their respective divisions.
Blackmon expected to be with the Seahawks this season, but he was released at the end of training camp and signed with the Redskins a week later. Because of injuries, he has stepped in as a starter at times this season.
The last three times the Redskins qualified for the playoffs, they were mediocre near the midpoint of the season before stringing together multiple victories. With six games left, it's possible they can do it again.
LeRibeus made the move to center during training camp and has struggled both with the accuracy of his snaps and also with the timing in which they should be released.
Williams bruised his left patella tendon and Morris aggravated a rib injury in Sunday's 44-16 loss to the Panthers. Coach Jay Gruden said both will be day to day and does not expect Morris to miss any more time.
It's uncertain what it would take for people to begin tuning out the NFL, but the significant number of recent rule changes, made in the name of player safety, are changing the game into something we don't recognize.
With cornerback Chris Culliver and Bashaud Breeland healthy, coach Jay Gruden has to find a way to fit Will Blackmon, Kyshoen Jarrett and DeAngelo Hall into the lineup. Will they take a closer look at Jarrett at strong safety?
The Redskins missed several tackles on Sunday, allowing the Panthers to rush for 142 yards on 39 attempts. Washington knows it needs to correct that issue, but failed to do so again this week. It's no longer a week-to-week issue.
The Redskins will face the Giants next week for a chance to climb atop the NFC East standings, but "in order to be a good football team, you have to win games on the road," free safety Dashon Goldson said.
The Redskins committed five turnovers in a 44-16 loss to the Panthers on Saturday, but the number of missed tackles and the other errors they made by the end of the game were innumerable.
Culliver snagged a ball that bounced off the hands of Panthers tight end Greg Olsen and returned it 80 yards for a touchdown, but officials ruled Culliver delivered a helmet-to-helmet hit on Olsen, wiping out the turnover.
Newton threw four of his five touchdown passes in the first half, and the Panthers scored 27 points off Redskins turnovers to win, 44-16, on Sunday afternoon, their 10th consecutive victory to start the season.
Robinson will miss his second consecutive game after sustaining a stinger in the Redskins' loss to the Patriots two weeks ago. Roberts will return from an ankle injury and handle kickoff return responsibilities.
Johnson, who signed with the Redskins in March, has been called on at strong safety in place of a struggling Trenton Robinson. Robinson started seven games after Duke Ihenacho was placed on injured reserve.
Inside linebacker Keenan Robinson was inactive with a shoulder injury last week and will be a game-time decision against the Panthers. Knighton is questionable because of cluster headache symptoms.
Crowder, a rookie wide receiver with the Redskins, was 9 years old when his brother, Jamaris, was born with Down syndrome. Some believe the power of their bond is why Crowder has been so successful.
The Redskins signed free agent Brian de la Puente after Kory Lichtensteiger was placed on injured reserve. However, LeRibeus, who moved inside from guard, has started the last four games and will remain the starter.
Knighton returned last week against the Saintas after cluster headaches prevented him from traveling to play the Patriots, but he only played a limited role. His symptoms have improved slightly, but he visited a specialist on Thursday.
The Redskins held the Saints to 88 rushing yards, including a 70-yard run by Mark Ingram. They'll face a different challenge on Sunday, with Cam Newton and Jonathan Stewart part of a potent rushing attack.
Cousins' role seemed uncertain before the season, when he was penciled in as the backup to Robert Griffin III, but after nine starts and a pair of conference honors, his future increasingly seems to be with the Redskins.
Redd has been suspended four games after violating the league's substance abuse policy. The running back is on injured reserve, but his suspension will begin immediately. He is the second Redskins player suspended this week.
The Redskins are still searching for their first road win this season, but face another tough test against Newton and the undefeated Panthers. Newton has thrown for 15 touchdowns this season and rushed for six more.
Cousins was named player of the week after compiling a perfect 158.3 passer rating in the Redskins' 47-14 win against the Saints on Sunday. This marks the second time he was won the award this season.
Golston is in the middle of his 10th season with the Redskins, the only organization he has known. He is a player, a businessman, and a future sports talk radio host.
Washington has won its last four games at home, but is winless on the road this season. The inconsistent effort has been troubling for coach Jay Gruden and the Redskins, but they hope to end that on Sunday when they visit Carolina.
It seemed unfathomable before the season, with Washington a combined 7-25 the previous two years. Yet, after a blowout victory over New Orleans on Sunday, a 4-5 record and a mediocre division, the postseason is possible.
The Redskins rushed for over 200 yards and gained over 500 yards on offense in a 47-14 win against the Saints. The success, Gruden said, started with a strong performance from Trent Williams and the offensive line.
Galette was suspended by the NFL for his involvement in a domestic violence incident that took place in January. The charges were dropped, but the league was investigating the incident. The suspension is effective immediately.
The Redskins' quarterback connected with nine different receivers on Sunday on his way to posting a perfect 158.3 passer rating. With an effective run game to keep New Orleans honest, Cousins was able to spread the ball around effectively.
Cousins didn't just dictate an offense that surpassed 500 total yards in a 47-14 victory over the Saints on Sunday. He put miles between the early-season debate between Good Kirk and Bad Kirk.
New Orleans has allowed teams to catch fire at the right time, and although Washington scored 47 points and gained a season-high 514 yards, several other teams have come back to earth the week after a rout.
The Redskins ran 31 times for 213 yards in a 47-14 victory over the Saints on Sunday, including 92 yards from Alfred Morris, 56 yards from Matt Jones and 54 yards from Chris Thompson.
The Redskins appeared poised to allow the Saints' offense plenty of yards on Sunday, but they tightened up and didn't allow a single point after the Saints tied the score early in the second quarter.
Hopkins spent part of last season and training camp with the Saints, who cut him in favor of a kicker they had already released by the time the two teams played on Sunday.
Cousins connected with tight end Jordan Reed on two touchdown passes, threw one to running back Matt Jones and threw one to Jamison Crowder as the Redskins hammered the Saints, 47-14, on Sunday.
Will Compton will replace Robinson for the Redskins' game against the Saints on Sunday, while cornerback DeAngelo Hall is active for the first time since injuring a toe on his right foot in Week 3.
Jackson was ineffective in his return last week against the Patriots. The Redskins hope their star wide receiver and quarterback Kirk Cousins can connect on Sunday against a porous Saints defense.
Kerrigan has battled injuries and has just 3.5 sacks, and Galette, who is out for the season after tearing his left Achilles' tendon in August, would have helped a pass rush that's among the weakest in the NFL.
The Redskins ran for a combined 379 yards over the first two weeks and figured they'd be able to do so all season. Instead, they've averaged 64.5 rushing yards since Week 3.
After the Redskins cut Forbath, he signed with the Saints, who visit FedEx Field on Sunday. Hopkins, who replaced Forbath, was cut by the Saints before the start of the regular season.
All 53 active players participated to some degree in Thursday's practice, marking the first time that has happened this season. Inside linebacker Keenan Robinson, free safety Dashon Goldson and four others were limited.
Blackmon bounced between teams and responsibilities over the better part of nine seasons until he ended up with the Redskins, who have given him an opportunity to step in as a starter.
Knighton did not travel with the Redskins to New England for the game on Sunday over fears of aggravating his existing cluster headaches, which are painful irritations located around the eyes.
The Redskins signed de la Puente, a veteran center, on Tuesday when they couldn't find a resolution to the pinched nerve that has been sapping Lichtensteiger of the strength in his left arm.
Reed has emerged as one of the Redskins' most reliable weapons the last three seasons, ever since he was drafted out of Florida in the third round in 2013. He has three touchdown receptions in the last two games.
Coach Jay Gruden said Monday that Jackson, who returned from a torn left hamstring in the Redskins' loss to the Patriots on Sunday, will likely need time to work himself back into the offense after missing six weeks, plus the preseason.
Although Perry Riley is still working his way back from a strained calf muscle, it was his range, and not his health, that forced the Redskins to turn to backup Will Compton in Sunday's game against the Patriots.
The Redskins used to sell today to their fanbase, but it wasn't pretty, so they began to sell tomorrow. That's when good things will happen, because new coaches and new general managers always need time.
Johnson competed for a starting role throughout the offseason and was at the very least expected to be a contributor as a strong safety, but it wasn't until Sunday when he had a chance to play the position.
A number of drops and other errors prevented the Redskins from testing the Patriots, who appeared out of sync but still managed to win, 27-10, on Sunday afternoon.
The Patriots kept their undefeated season alive by surviving injuries, incorporating backups and weathering mistakes, all of which the Redskins failed to do on Sunday in their 27-10 loss.
The Redskins ran for 37 yards on 15 carries in a 27-10 loss to the Patriots on Sunday, meaning the rushing attack, perceived as the focus prior to the season, has now run for 142 yards in the last four games combined.
Culliver will make his return from a left knee injury against the Patriots and Breeland will play through a hamstring injury, a big boost for the Redskins' secondary. DeAngelo Hall is inactive for the fifth consecutive game.
The Redskins will face an explosive Patriots offense on Sunday. Tom Brady has plenty of weapons, but it hardly matters if the Redskins' does not improve its tackling, which has troubled the team the last three weeks.
Without mentioning the team's name, President Obama suggested Thursday that the Redskins could use the help of sports equipment manufacturer Adidas to change their name.
McCoy believes he had stated his case to be the Redskins' starting quarterback this preseason and acknowledges he was surprised when coach Jay Gruden said there was a competition in training camp.
Brady yet again has the Patriots undefeated through seven games, and with the Redskins set to face them on the road on Sunday, players have praised his approach and preparation throughout his career.