Redskins owner Daniel Snyder is about to walk in the shoes of late owner Jack Kent Cooke on the path to a new football stadium. That path may likely lead to the same place -- Maryland.
The latest news and analysis of the Washington Redskins season.
Before signing with the Redskins last week, Josh Johnson stayed mentally and physically ready for another opportunity by working out at his old high school, where the football program is now led by his cousin and former teammate in Larkins.
The teams are 6-7 and 4-9. The quarterbacks will be Josh Johnson and Cody Kessler. But here are five reasons to watch the Washington Redskins play the Jacksonville Jaguars this week.
With the Redskins in the midst of a four-game losing streak but still mathematically in the playoff hunt -- and facing the Jacksonville Jaguars on Sunday -- coach Jay Gruden downplayed the reports of turmoil.
Coach Jay Gruden stood up for linebacker Mason Foster on Wednesday after the linebacker had a private message leaked in which he disparaged the team and its fan base.
When Washington shipped a fourth-rounder to the Green Bay Packers to acquire Ha Ha Clinton-Dix at the trade deadline in October, the Redskins thought they were adding another quality player to a promising defense. But the unit has struggled since the move.
In spite of the team moving onto its fourth quarterback in five weeks, its defense turning into a sieve and its fans flocking away from FedEx Field, the Washington Redskins are not mathematically eliminated from playoff contention in the NFC.
With Washington's season spiraling out of control, coach Jay Gruden and his staff now face questions on whether they have lost parts of the locker room amid a four-game losing streak.
Maybe it's our proximity and history with this team. But for drama and intrigue, combined with pure tomfoolery and a lack of winning, Washington has few rivals in the league.
Jordan Reed suffered a toe strain in Sunday's 40-16 loss to the New York Giants and there's a chance the Redskins tight end could miss the rest of the season.
Yahoo Sports columnist Charles Robinson reported Sunday that Kaepernick will play for any NFL team that offered him a job, including the Washington Redskins.
D.J. Swearinger has never been shy about calling out his teammates. The Redskins safety has done so in the past, questioning their preparation in practice. But when asked about the team's freefall in stopping the run, Swearinger made his thoughts clear after Sunday's 40-16 loss to the New York Giants: Don't blame the players.
With all due respect to halfback Adrian Peterson, Way arguably has been Washington's most valuable player and its most impressive weapon. His latest effort was no different, other than the overtime he put in.
Not even a week since he was signed, Johnson now appears to be the Redskins' next starting quarterback.
Somebody has to pay for a loss like the one that took place at Ghost Town Field Sunday, and, with the Redskins (now 6-7) on their fourth quarterback, league washout Josh Johnson, replacing Sanchez and a defense that is giving up 200 yards rushing a game, there may be more losses like this one to finish the season with three games remaining.
With the team supposedly still fighting for a playoff berth, Sunday's game was an embarrassing loss for the Washington Redskins. How embarrassing? Enough so to rank in our five worst blowouts in franchise history.
This week, the Redskins didn't need an injury to force a change at quarterback. Mark Sanchez gave them enough reasons to pull the plug.
Washington trails 34-0 at halftime Sunday against the New York Giants. The 34-point differential is the largest halftime deficit the Redskins have faced at FedEx Field.
Alex Smith is battling an infection stemming from multiple leg surgeries after the Redskins quarterback fractured his fibula and tibia last month, raising new questions about his playing future.
The Redskins' long-term future -- specifically, where they will play -- we don't know. But we do know that there will be a football team playing in 2020, in the District of Columbia, at Audi Field, a stadium the city helped build. That much we know. And it ought to be enough to worry those who thought the District had a shot at bringing the Redskins back into the city from the Maryland suburbs.
At 6-6, the Redskins face a tough path to the playoffs. ABC's Five-Thirty-Eight pegs Washington's postseason chances at 26 percent. And historically, teams with a .500 record after 12 games have made the playoffs just 25.9 percent of the time (43 of 166) since the league switched to a 16-game schedule in 1978.
Elissa Ennis, the woman who accused Reuben Foster of slapping her in the face, told ABC's "Good Morning America" she was "shocked" the Washington Redskins claimed the linebacker off waivers following his domestic violence arrest.
In an age of specialization, the Ravens' Pat Ricard is a throwback, splitting snaps between offense, defense and special teams. But the fullback-defensive lineman's real versatility comes when he steps off the field.
Mark Sanchez needed a pep talk. Nearly a decade ago, after 12 games as a rookie with the New York Jets, Sanchez was convinced that his team's 6-6 record was an indication the season had gone off the rails.
We are long past the point that a team can trot out "football issues" as an explanation for the lack of interest in the free-agent quarterback. That excuse was as illogical the last two seasons as it was Tuesday, when coach Jay Gruden queued it up like a radio hit in heavy rotation.
The Redskins shut down cornerback Quinton Dunbar and wide receiver Trey Quinn for the season Wednesday, moving them to injured reserve after the two had dealt with lingering injuries.
Redskins quarterback Colt McCoy underwent surgery on his fractured fibula Tuesday, but the injury doesn't appear to be as bad as the team initially thought.
After Colt McCoy broke his leg in Monday's 28-13 loss to the Philadelphia Eagles, the Redskins were, again, left shopping in the bargain basement of the league's unemployed quarterbacks to find another signal-caller for the second time in less than three weeks.
The Washington Redskins discussed free agent quarterback Colin Kaepernick, but coach Jay Gruden said Monday the team likely won't be signing him.
How could a social justice warrior like Kaepernick play for the franchise that most, if not all, of his supporters, likely believe is a racist organization with a racial slur for a name?
The Washington Redskins are descending in the NFL power rankings, but one outlet has them ranked dead last in the league.
They're down to Mark Sanchez at quarterback, but purely from a record standpoint, the Washington Redskins are contenders in both the NFC East and the conference's wild card race.
The Redskins' defense has looked far removed from a unit capable of carrying the team to victories, as was the case earlier in the season. Rather, Washington gave up another 438 yards Monday in a 28-13 loss to the Philadelphia Eagles.
Mathematically, the Redskins' playoff hopes are still alive. Washington, though, knows the obstacles ahead of them moving forward: the margin for error is razor thin. Enter Mark Sanchez.
When the Washington Redskins signed Mark Sanchez last month, they hoped the quarterback would never have to play. The team was comfortable with backup Colt McCoy taking over for Alex Smith, who suffered a season-ending leg injury. The Redskins, though, didn't have a choice Monday.
Colt McCoy fractured his right fibula in Monday's game against the Philadelphia Eagles, according to ESPN's Lisa Salters.
After the Redskins quarterback left Monday's game against the Philadelphia Eagles with a right lower leg injury, backup quarterback Mark Sachez entered the game -- and running back Adrian Peterson immediately ripped off a 90-yard touchdown run that gave the Redskins a 10-7 lead.
Redskins quarterback Colt McCoy headed to the locker room Monday with a right lower leg injury and backup Mark Sanchez entered the game in the second quarter against the Philadelphia Eagles.
The Philadelphia Eagles lead 14-13 at halftime over the Washington Redskins, but that doesn't even begin to tell the whole story.
Redskins team president Bruce Allen told ESPN's Lisa Salters that Washington did its own investigation "of sorts" into Reuben Foster's domestic violence arrest before claiming the troubled linebacker off waivers, the network reported Monday.
Redskins wide receiver Jamison Crowder and running back Chris Thompson are active for Monday's game against the Philadelphia Eagles.
The Washington Redskins are set to take on a desperate divisional opponent on national TV. What more could you need to get you through a Monday?
Lanier was supposed to give the league something it sorely lacked: A woman with enough authority to make sure the frat boys were stopped in their tracks.
There's an argument to be made that Washington Redskins punter Tress Way is having the best punting season in the league, thanks to pinpoint precision.
Given the off-the-field controversy, will Washington be ready for the Eagles? Here are the reasons this game could be trouble.
Redskins coach Jay Gruden said Friday he's very optimistic running back Chris Thompson will be able to play in Monday's game at Philadelphia, while Jamison Crowder could also make his return to the lineup.
With the Redskins still seeking their first win with Colt McCoy in place of an injured Alex Smith, the team's next opponent, the Eagles, is perhaps the best -- or at least most recent -- example of how to succeed when replacing an injured starting quarterback.
The Lafemina Redskins good will era came to an end Tuesday afternoon with the news that the organization he was brought in, along with a team of other suits, to save had yet again committed a self-destructive crime by picking up Reuben Foster, the former first-round pick who had been cut by the San Francisco 49ers after spending Saturday night in jail in Tampa following his third arrest in 12 months.
Redskins senior vice president of player personnel Doug Williams said Thursday in a radio interview that linebacker Reuben Foster's domestic violence arrest was "small potatoes" compared to "a lot of things out there."
Two Washington Redskins players who played at the University of Alabama with Reuben Foster say the team did not consult with them before claiming the troubled linebacker off waivers.
The Washington Redskins' decision Tuesday to sign Reuben Foster, a troubled linebacker arrested twice this year on domestic violence charges, put the team at the center of a debate over whether the NFL is doing enough to curb the abuse of women by players.
The 49ers had just put him on the curb, like a moldy armchair awaiting a bulk trash pickup. Washington, acting like a thrift-conscious scavenger driving around neighborhoods in search of such "deals," pounced on the chance to haul him to Ashburn.
Although the Washington Redskins are just 6-5 and trending the wrong way at the moment, there have been enough wins and stand-out performances to warrant some individual accolades.
While staying light on details, Redskins coach Jay Gruden echoed a statement by vice president of player personnel Doug Williams by saying there was "no guarantee he'll ever step foot on a football field" again.
Everybody stinks. How many times have we heard this, or different versions of it, from Ashburn? Enough that it has become meaningless.
After a poor defensive showing in a 31-23 loss to the Dallas Cowboys on Thanksgiving Day, Washington Redskins safety D.J. Swearinger blasted his teammate's practice habits.
As Washington has dropped three of its last four games, the Redskins have regressed in two areas that were crucial to their success: running the ball and shutting down opposing teams.
For Trey Quinn to be back in the fold this week was something of a boon for the Washington Redskins. Quinn caught his first NFL touchdown Thursday.
Colt McCoy didn't have the performance he wanted in his first start since 2014. But the Washington Redskins hope that with a normal week of practice, McCoy and the starting offense will mesh together better.
Left tackle Trent Williams left AT&T Stadium in an ambulance after the Washington Redskins' 31-23 loss to the Dallas Cowboys Thursday night.