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Miami Dolphins free safety Reshad Jones (20) tackles Washington Redskins running back Adrian Peterson (26)during the first half at an NFL football game, Sunday, Oct. 13, 2019, in Miami Gardens, Fla. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)

Redskins lead 7-3 at halftime over Dolphins

- The Washington Times

Entering Sunday, the Redskins' matchup against the Miami Dolphins earned many nicknames: The Ineptitude Bowl, the Toilet Bowl, The Tua Bowl all among them. So far, the game has lived up to its billing.

Washington Redskins president Bruce Allen speaks to the media at an NFL football news conference, Monday, Oct. 7, 2019, in Ashburn, Va.  Jay Gruden was fired as head coach of the Washington Redskins on Monday after an 0-5 start to the sixth season of a tenure that featured only one playoff appearance. Owner Daniel Snyder and team president Bruce Allen informed Gruden he was out early Monday morning, a day after a 33-7 loss to the New England Patriots.(AP Photo/Nick Wass) **FILE**

'Fire Bruce Allen' plane flying around Hard Rock Stadium

- The Washington Times

Hours before Sunday's kickoff against the Miami Dolphins, a plane circled Hard Rock Stadium with a banner calling for the Redskins' president's job. The Redskins are 59-89-1 in Allen's tenure and are looking for their first win of the season in Miami.

Washington Redskins running back Adrian Peterson talks to teammates on the bench during the first half of an NFL football game against the Chicago Bears Monday, Sept. 23, 2019, in Landover, Md. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez) **FILE**

Peterson: Best week of practice since I've been with Redskins

- The Washington Times

Adrian Peterson did a double take as soon as he was asked the question. The Redskins running back slightly pulled back, with his eyebrows scrunched together, before nodding in the affirmative that yes, he was excited about Bill Callahan's pledged commitment to the run.

Washington Redskins quarterback Case Keenum warms-up before an NFL football game against the New York Giants, Sunday, Sept. 29, 2019, in East Rutherford, N.J. (AP Photo/Bill Kostroun) **FILE**

Keenum looks to be Callahan's pick to start at quarterback

- The Washington Times

Interim coach Bill Callahan said Wednesday the team was still deciding who will start Sunday's game against the Miami Dolphins. But the coach's remarks came hours after a report indicated Case Keenum is expected to be named starter, as long as his foot injury doesn't prevent him from doing so.

 In this Aug. 5, 2019, file photo, Washington Redskins offensive line coach Bill Callahan, center, talks with tackle Hugh Thornton (69) during NFL football training camp in Richmond, Va. Jay Gruden was fired as head coach of the Washington Redskins on Monday, Oct. 7, 2019, after an 0-5 start to the sixth season of a tenure that featured only one playoff appearance. A person familiar with the team's plans told The Associated Press that offensive line coach Bill Callahan would replace Gruden on an interim basis. (AP Photo/Steve Helber, File) **FILE**

Callahan puts stamp on first post-Gruden practice

- The Washington Times

In his first practice as the Redskins' interim coach, Callahan sent a clear signal that the ousted Jay Gruden is no longer in charge. The central goal? The 63-year-old said he wants the Redskins to get back to the fundamentals.

Washington Redskins president and general manager Bruce Allen, left, stands with owner Daniel Snyder during practice at the team's NFL football training facility, Sunday, July 27, 2014 in Roanoke, Va. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon) **FILE**

LOVERRO: Warning: Team brass dangerous to Redskins' health

In 2019, it may be time for the media to require this warning with all references to the Washington Redskins: "Warning -- the Washington Redskins are not a real NFL franchise. It doesn't matter who plays quarterback. It doesn't matter who coaches. Nothing matters as long as Dan Snyder owns the team."

Washington Redskins president Bruce Allen speaks to the media at an NFL football news conference, Monday, Oct. 7, 2019, in Ashburn, Va.  Jay Gruden was fired as head coach of the Washington Redskins on Monday after an 0-5 start to the sixth season of a tenure that featured only one playoff appearance. Owner Daniel Snyder and team president Bruce Allen informed Gruden he was out early Monday morning, a day after a 33-7 loss to the New England Patriots. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)

SNYDER: Redskins' formula works for Allen, but everyone else is on their own

Pick a coach. Bill Belichick. Nick Saban. Mike Tomlin. Dabo Swinney. Not one of them would thrive with this franchise as currently constructed. Not with Allen lording over the football and business operations, both sides of Snyder's crater-ridden aisle. Not in a culture that Allen incredulously labeled "damn good," but is more like "noxious dysfunction."

Washington Redskins president Bruce Allen speaks to the media at an NFL football news conference, Monday, Oct. 7, 2019, in Ashburn, Va. Jay Gruden was fired as head coach of the Washington Redskins on Monday after an 0-5 start to the sixth season of a tenure that featured only one playoff appearance. Owner Daniel Snyder and team president Bruce Allen informed Gruden he was out early Monday morning, a day after a 33-7 loss to the New England Patriots.(AP Photo/Nick Wass)

Allen: Redskins' culture is 'actually damn good'

- The Washington Times

At his latest press conference to discuss the firing of coach Jay Gruden, Bruce Allen offered up a statement that's not likely to sit well with fans: "The culture is actually damn good," the Redskins president said.

Washington Redskins quarterback Dwayne Haskins (7) during the second half of an NFL football game against the New York Giants, Sunday, Sept. 29, 2019, in East Rutherford, N.J. (AP Photo/Adam Hunger)

Jay Gruden not yet willing to commit to Dwayne Haskins

- The Washington Times

Despite turning to Haskins, Gruden did not commit to starting the Ohio State product next week against the New England Patriots. He told reporters he would re-evaluate the situation on Monday. Beyond Haskins and Keenum, Washington could also look to veteran Colt McCoy, who practiced this week for the first time since he suffered a setback with his leg injury in mid-August.

Washington Redskins quarterback Dwayne Haskins watches a play on the field during the second half of an NFL football game against the New York Giants, Sunday, Sept. 29, 2019, in East Rutherford, N.J. (AP Photo/Adam Hunger)

Haskins not enough in lifeless Redskins' loss to Giants

- The Washington Times

In Sunday's 24-3 loss to the New York Giants, Dwayne Haskins' season debut wasn't enough to rally the Redskins to a victory, nor will it quiet the speculation regarding coach Jay Gruden's job. Washington mustered only three points against a defense that had given up the second-most yards prior to the game.

Washington Redskins quarterback Case Keenum (8) tries to avoid a sack from Chicago Bears defensive tackle Nick Williams (97) during the second half of an NFL football game Monday, Sept. 23, 2019, in Landover, Md. The Bears won 31-15. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez) **FILE**

Case Keenum returns to practice from foot injury

- The Washington Times

Case Keenum returned to practice Thursday, a day after sitting out with a foot injury. Coach Jay Gruden will provide an update later in the afternoon whether the 31-year-old was either a limited or a full participant, but the news is an encouraging sign the quarterback will be able to play in Sunday's game against the New York Giants.

Dallas Cowboys defensive end Demarcus Lawrence (90) and outside linebackers Sean Lee (50) and Leighton Vander Esch (55) chase Washington Redskins running back Adrian Peterson (26) during an NFL football game, Sunday, Sept. 15, 2019, in Landover, Md. (AP Photo/Mark Tenally) **FILE**

Redskins look to get running game on track against Bears

- The Washington Times

Like the defense, the Redskins' running game hasn't lived up to expectations. Washington's main back, Derrius Guice, is out at least eight weeks with a torn meniscus and backup Adrian Peterson didn't have the same success on Sunday compared to his effort last year when the 34-year-old emerged as the team's leading rusher.

Washington Redskins quarterback Dwayne Haskins warming up on the field before the start of an NFL football game against Dallas Cowboys, Sunday, Sept. 15, 2019, in Landover, Md. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

As Giants turn to Jones, Dwayne Haskins still patiently waiting

- The Washington Times

With Jones set to start Sunday against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, the Duke product will become the third rookie quarterback to start under center in 2019 -- joining Arizona's Kyler Murray and Jacksonville's Gardner Minshew. Haskins, though, will continue to have to wait his turn.