The Washington Football Team's facility in Ashburn has temporarily closed after a series of coaches and staff members contracted COVID-19, a team official said.
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The Baltimore Ravens released quarterback Robert Griffin III on Monday, ending a three-year stint with the franchise.
Coach Ron Rivera and other members of the Washington Football Team met with Marty Hurney to discuss the team's vacant general manager on Monday, according to a new report.
Did Alex Smith just give a hint about his future? The Washington quarterback told CBS' '60 Minutes' on Sunday that he feels 'emboldened' after his comeback season. Smith told reporters that he would take a few weeks to decide whether he wanted to retire or play football in 2021.
When it comes to Washington's NFL franchise, "Who picks the quarterback?" is a rhetorical question.
Before leaving the locker room following Washington'ss playoff loss to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Morgan Moses had a brief exchange with Brandon Scherff. The right tackle told Scherff that the defeat wasn't the last game they played together. But Scherff, a pending free agent, couldn't answer with the same certainty.
Jonathan Allen didn't want to hear about expectations. This was back in training camp, and Washington's defense was once again being touted as potentially one of the best units in football.
The Philadelphia Eagles requested to interview Dallas Cowboys offensive coordinator Kellen Moore for their head coaching vacancy, according to multiple reports.
Washington, once again, faces a familiar problem of having to determine who will be its franchise quarterback. Finding the right player for 2021 and beyond is particularly important for this set of circumstances as Washington's promising core could be further elevated with elite -- or even above-average -- production from under center. Washington's window to compete has opened and the team only has a few years before its foundational players like Terry McLaurin and Chase Young have to be paid.
Coach Ron Rivera said Sunday he would inform owner Dan Snyder whether he wanted to hire a general manager. Now, days after that comment, Washington's search for a lead executive is beginning to take shape.
Just before Ryan Kerrigan finished soaking in FedEx Field after Saturday's playoff loss to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, the 32-year-old pass rusher paused to wave to the workers in the stands.
The Philadelphia Eagles fired Pederson on Monday, just three years after the coach helped win a Super Bowl with the franchise. Pederson's exit comes after a tumultuous season in which the Eagles finished 4-11-1.
Taylor Heinicke's surprising performance says a lot about how Ron Rivera and his coaching staff prepared this journeyman to face Tom Brady and the Bucs.
Sometime between Sunday evening and Monday, Washington coach Ron Rivera planned to meet with owner Dan Snyder to discuss the next steps for the franchise. Among the pressing items on the agenda was for the two to address the quarterback position and the team's general manager vacancy, Rivera said.
Alex Smith understood the rationale. After coach Ron Rivera informed the quarterback he would be unable to play in Saturday's 31-23 loss to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers due to a calf injury, Smith said he knew he wouldn't have had the mobility necessary to extend plays like backup Taylor Heinicke did against Tampa Bay's blitz-heavy pass rush.
Heinicke might not be the long term solution at quarterback for Washington, but Saturday's effort was a reminder of how much progress the rest of Washington's roster made throughout a turbulent 2020 season. They go into the 2021 offseason with something that's been rare for the burgundy and gold in recent years: Hope.
As Tampa Bay lined up to kickoff almost midway through the fourth quarter, Taylor Heinicke sprinted out of the locker room to rejoin his team. Washington's season and playoff hopes had come down to him, and so despite a shoulder injury minutes earlier, Heinicke just had to be out there.
Alex Smith will miss Saturday's playoff game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers with a calf injury -- meaning Taylor Heinicke will start for Washington at quarterback, a source with knowledge of the situation confirmed.
Ryan Kerrigan is an unrestricted free agent once this season ends -- so he's is in no rush for this season to end.
So much has changed for Washington's NFL team in the past year -- new nickname, new coaches, new executives -- that Saturday night's wild-card game at FedEx Field can sometimes feel like the club's first-ever trip to the playoffs.
Chase Young said he can't remember the first time he watched Tom Brady play quarterback. Who could blame him? The six-time Super Bowl champion was drafted just four days after Young was born -- meaning Young, now 21, grew up with Brady a fixture on television.
Here's a look at how each quarterback stacks up against the other.
Philadelphia Eagles coach Doug Pederson defended his choice to bench Jalen Hurts for Nate Sudfeld in Sunday's loss to Washington. But the move didn't sit well with everyone on the Eagles.
Ron Rivera left open the possibility Tuesday that Washington could rotate quarterbacks between series for this weekend's playoff game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers as starter Alex Smith is dealing with a calf injury.
Buccaneers coach Bruce Arians heaped on praise for Chase Young. But that praise also came with a caveat.
Ron Rivera's compelling story, the inspiring comeback of Alex Smith, the decision to jettison the polarizing nickname -- all of it has combined to win over the hearts of not just football fans, but the public at large. People want this team to win.
Alex Smith received what he called one of the best Christmas gifts of his life when his external fixator was fashioned into a makeshift Lombardi Trophy. Here's how the gift came to be.
By Monday morning, Chase Young's message had reached Tampa Bay.
The Washington Football Team has discovered a lot about itself this season. But the major takeaway might be that this squad has a promising nucleus on the verge of competing with the NFL's best.
The win was anything but normal because after all that had transpired in 2020, why would it be? There was the name change. The workplace misconduct investigation. The cancer battle. The multiple quarterback changes.
The Philadelphia Eagles have nothing to play for in Sunday's prime-time game against Washington, and their inactives list reflects that.
Throughout this season, Alex Smith consistently said his comeback from his life-threatening leg injury wouldn't be possible without the support of his family. On the eve of Washington's biggest game of the season, his family shared a photo that recognized how far the quarterback has come since shattering his leg over two years ago.
Washington is expected to start quarterback Alex Smith for Sunday's finale at Philadelphia after the 36-year-old was previously listed as questionable with a calf injury.
The Washington Football Team listed quarterback Alex Smith, wide receiver Terry McLaurin and running back Antonio Gibson as questionable for Sunday's game against the Philadelphia Eagles.
McLaurin's status is still very much uncertain ahead of Sunday's regular-season finale in Philadelphia.
A federal judge gave Dan Snyder a legal victory Wednesday -- ruling that the business dispute between the Washington Football Team owner and his three minority partners must go back into arbitration with the NFL rather than have the matter decided in court.
Ron Rivera didn't address his decision to cut Dwayne Haskins when his players gathered for Wednesday's practice. At that point, he said, there was no need. Instead, the Washington coach kept the focus on preparing for Sunday's do-or-die game in Philadelphia against the Eagles.
Dwayne Haskins needs more than just a new team. He also needs a new agent.
The Alamo Drafthouse and a handful of other movie theaters are just miles away from the Washington Football Team's practice facility, but if the team wanted to see a story fit for the big screen, they might not have to look much farther from their own locker room.
Dwayne Haskins went unclaimed on waivers Tuesday after Washington released the quarterback -- making the 23-year-old a free agent.
Since 1978, when the NFL expanded to 16 games, Washington is 5-4 in Week 17 games in which the playoffs were still on the line. Of those five wins, only three resulted in a playoff berth -- tiebreakers kept Washington out of the dance in 1997 and 1985. Of those four losses, Washington actually still made the postseason once thanks to a tiebreaker, a scenario that can't happen Sunday.
Washington's Chase Young is among dozens of rookies who have made significant impacts this season, disproving the notion that losing preseason games and organized team activities because of the coronavirus pandemic would negatively affect first-year players. Instead, they broke records and raised eyebrows across the league.
In a league in which quarterback play reigns supreme, Washington will need some path forward at the position after another quarterback of the future slipped into the past.
There was something very un-Rivera-like about last week's decision to keep Haskins on the roster, let alone start him, after the quarterback betrayed his coaches and teammates.
The year 2020 can be split into two distinct parts: pre-pandemic and post-pandemic. In sports, that demarcation couldn't be clearer.
Dwayne Haskins' ending in Washington isn't necessarily unique, considering the history of quarterback turnover predating him.
When Washington picked Dwayne Haskins, a hometown favorite of team owner Dan Snyder, at No. 15 in the 2019 NFL draft, the then-21-year-old had a defiant message for the franchises that had taken others ahead of him, telling cameras the league had "done messed up." Not quite two years later, it seems more likely the biggest mistake made that night was with the team that chose the Ohio State star -- not those that passed.
Washington released quarterback Dwayne Haskins on Monday, a day after the 2019 first-rounder was benched in a 20-13 loss to the Carolina Panthers.
Coach Ron Rivera said Monday that Dwayne Haskins will be in a backup role for Sunday's game against the Philadelphia Eagles with a playoff berth on the line -- even if Alex Smith (calf) is unable to start. That means Taylor Heinicke has officially moved past Haskins on the depth chart.
It'll be do-or-die for Washington next week in Philadelphia.
Dwayne Haskins was ineffective at best and a detriment to his team at worst.
Ron Rivera may no longer coach the Carolina Panthers, but that didn't stop his former team from honoring him prior to Sunday's game at FedEx Field.
Washington quarterback Dwayne Haskins will start Sunday's game against the Carolina Panthers as Alex Smith will miss his second straight outing with a calf injury, according to multiple reports.
Washington rookie running back Antonio Gibson is expected to be able to play in Sunday's game against the Carolina Panthers after being sidelined with turf toe.
You don't need NBC's Steve Kornacki or CNN's John King to understand how the Washington Football Team can make the playoffs this week. The scenario is pretty straight forward: If the team beats the Carolina Panthers and the New York Giants lose to the Baltimore Ravens on Sunday, Washington is in.
Throughout Rivera's first year in Washington, the coach has relied on these sayings as a way to establish the culture change that he so often references. They go beyond your typical coach speak, your 'one game at a time," your "control what you can control" and all the other cliches that coaches spew.
Despite being caught partying indoors without a mask, Washington quarterback Dwayne Haskins practiced with the team and received first-team reps with starter Alex Smith limited with a calf injury.
The Washington Football Team stripped Dwayne Haskins of his captainship as part of the quarterback's punishment related to an incident in which he was caught partying indoors without a mask with a group of women at a club. The team also fined Haskins, coach Ron Rivera said Wednesday.
When the franchise he practically rooted for his whole life changed their name to the "Washington Football Team," Jared Wasser swore he wasn't going to buy any of the team's new merchandise that might just become outdated in a year or two. But the 35-year-old Laytonsville, Maryland resident didn't take long to change his mind.
Washington quarterback Dwayne Haskins apologized Tuesday after he was caught partying at a nightclub following Sunday's loss to the Seattle Seahawks.
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A year-by-year timeline of the Washington Redskins' most memorable gaffes and shortcomings of the 2010s, marking the 10-year anniversary of the hiring of team president and former general manager Bruce Allen.