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Washington Redskins quarterback Josh Johnson (8) celebrates his touchdown during the second half of an NFL football game against the New York Giants, Sunday, Dec. 9, 2018, in Landover, Md. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

As NFL jobs come and go, Josh Johnson always has Oakland

- The Washington Times

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.

Washington Redskins run onto the field prior to during an NFL football game against the New York Giants, Sunday, Dec. 9, 2018, in Landover, Md. (AP Photo/Mark Tenally) ** FILE **

Redskins playoff scenarios and standings after Week 14

- The Washington Times

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.

New York Giants tight end Evan Engram (88) runs from Washington Redskins free safety D.J. Swearinger (36) during the second half of an NFL football game Sunday, Dec. 9, 2018, in Landover, Md. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)

Swearinger says don't blame players for run defense woes

- The Washington Times

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.

Washington Redskins head coach Jay Gruden walks off the field after an NFL football game against the New York Giants, Sunday, Dec. 9, 2018, in Landover, Md. The Giants won 40-16. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)

LOVERRO: Loss shows disconnect not just within organization, but on field too

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.

New York Giants running back Saquon Barkley (26) runs as he is pursued by Washington Redskins cornerback Josh Norman (24) and others during the first half of an NFL football game Sunday, Dec. 9, 2018, in Landover, Md. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

Epic blowout ranks among Redskins' worst losses

- The Washington Times

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.

XFL founder Vince McMahon addresses the crowd at the start of the inaugural XFL game in Las Vegas on Saturday, Feb. 3, 2001 where the Las Vegas Outlaws are matched against the New York/New Jersey Hitmen.. (AP Photo/Laura Rauch) **FILE**

LOVERRO: D.C. getting an XFL team while trying to woo back Redskins doesn't make sense

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.

Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Carson Wentz (11) in action during an NFL football game against the Washington Redskins, Monday, Dec. 3, 2018, Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)

Check off a few boxes, and the Redskins have a shot at the playoffs

- The Washington Times

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.

Baltimore Ravens fullback Patrick Ricard scores a touchdown in the first half of a preseason NFL football game against the Los Angeles Rams, Thursday, Aug. 9, 2018, in Baltimore. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)

Ravens' three-way player doubles up as food critic

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.

FILE - In this Dec. 11, 2016, file photo, San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick stands in the bench area during the second half of the team's NFL football game against the New York Jets in Santa Clara, Calif. An arbitrator is sending Kaepernick's grievance with the NFL to trial, denying the league's request to throw out the quarterback's claims that owners conspired to keep him out of the league because of his protests of social injustice. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez, File) **FILE**

SNYDER: Washington should come clean on not calling Kaepernick

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.

Washington Redskins' Josh Norman and Philadelphia Eagles' Carson Wentz meet after an NFL football game, Monday, Dec. 3, 2018, in Philadelphia. Philadelphia won 28-13. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)

Redskins defense in free fall again after Eagles loss

- The Washington Times

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.

Washington Redskins' Mark Sanchez during the second half of an NFL football game against the Philadelphia Eagles, Monday, Dec. 3, 2018, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)

Eagles top Redskins on night when nothing goes right

- The Washington Times

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.

Washington Redskins quarterback Colt McCoy looks for a pass during the first half of an NFL football game against the Philadelphia Eagles, Monday, Dec. 3, 2018, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Michael Perez)

McCoy out with broken leg

- The Washington Times

Colt McCoy fractured his right fibula in Monday's game against the Philadelphia Eagles, according to ESPN's Lisa Salters.

Philadelphia Eagles' Nick Foles holds up the Vince Lombardi Trophy after the NFL Super Bowl 52 football game against the New England Patriots, Sunday, Feb. 4, 2018, in Minneapolis. The Eagles won 41-33. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum) **FILE**

Redskins can learn from Eagles on how to win with a backup QB

- The Washington Times

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.

Washington Redskins owner Daniel Snyder, left, talks on the sidelines before an NFL football game against the Chicago Bears, Saturday, Dec. 24, 2016, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast) **FILE**

LOVERRO: Redskins a franchise that's now beyond salvation

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.