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Alex Smith wonders if he should take more chances

Alex Smith has been very successful in the NFL by not taking too many chances. At the same time, he knows he may need to take a few more to help spark the Washington passing game. The Colts dared Smith to go downfield last week and he didn’t, throwing 46 passes and gaining just 292 [more]

Aaron Rodgers has “concern” his knee will get worse

On the night Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers returned from a knee injury to lead an historic comeback against the Bears, Rodgers said that doctors told him that his condition couldn’t have gotten any worse. Rodgers now concedes that, as he continues to play on the injured leg, it could. “Yeah, obviously that’s a concern,” Rodgers [more]

Packers activate Aaron Jones, cut Deante Burton

The Packers activated running back Aaron Jones on Wednesday before his roster exemption expired. They cut cornerback Deante Burton to make room. Jones served a two-game suspension for violation of the league’s substance-abuse policy. It stemmed from his October arrest when he admitted during a traffic stop to smoking marijuana. The Packers claimed Burton off [more]

Rob Kelley lands on injured reserve

Word on Monday was that running back Rob Kelley will miss at least the next month due to a toe injury that may require surgery. It will actually be at least eight weeks before he’s back in action. Washington placed Kelley on injured reserve Tuesday as one of the corresponding moves to go with their [more]

Washington signing Michael Floyd

Washington wasn’t done after adding Breshad Perriman. The team also is adding free agent Michael Floyd, Ian Rapoport of NFL Media reports. Washington announced it cut receiver Jehu Chesson. Kendall Wright was among the other receivers who worked out for Washington on Monday. The team placed a pair of receivers on injured reserve last week [more]

Washington workout results in job for Breshad Perriman

Former Ravens first-round pick Breshad Perriman has been making the workout rounds since being released by Baltimore, but he can stop moving around the country. Perriman worked out for Washington on Monday and there are multiple reports that he has signed a deal with the team. Several other players also worked out for the team, [more]

Chris Thompson calls out Washington fans

The 57,000-fan throng who showed up for Washington’s home opener may have been small but it was vocal. At the wrong times. And running back Chris Thompson didn’t like it. “I think, as players, we go out there, we want a loud crowd, we want a crowd out there to give us a boost,” Thompson [more]

Aaron Rodgers sore, but knee isn’t any worse

Aaron Rodgers played with a bulky brace to protect his injured knee and took as few hits as possible. He still endured four sacks and five other hits and ran three times for 8 yards. But he came out of the tie with the Vikings no worse for wear. The Packers quarterback said after the [more]

Rob Kelley may need toe surgery, could miss a month or more

Washington running back’s Rob Kelley‘s role was diminished by a draft pick, then a veteran free agent. Now he won’t have one at all for a bit. According to J.P. Finlay of NBC Sports Washington, coach Jay Gruden said Kelley might need surgery to repair a toe injury, and could miss at least a month. [more]

Breshad Perriman working out in Washington

Former first-rounder Breshad Perriman hasn’t found a job yet, but he’s finding a long list of team who want to get a closer look at him. According to Adam Schefter of ESPN, the former Ravens wide receiver is working out for Washington today. Perriman has had previous visits with the Eagles, Jets, Giants, and Bills, [more]

Washington home opener played in front of 20,000 empty seats

After decades of claiming to sell out every game easily, and even claiming a season-ticket waiting list with more than 100,000 people on it, Washington has now admitted that it cant fill FedEx Field. The team’s announced attendance for Sunday’s home opener was 57,013, which means there were upwards of 20,000 empty seats — and [more]

Colts beat Washington 21-9

Frank Reich got his first victory as a head coach. The Colts defense, not the offense, did the heavy lifting for the team Sunday. They held Washington out of the end zone as Dustin Hopkins kicked field goals of 49, 27 and 49 yards. He also missed a 49-yarder. The Colts had three sacks of [more]

Colts lead Washington 14-3 at intermission

Not much has gone right for Washington. It let Andrew Luck march right down the first on the Colts’ first drive and ended the half with a 49-yard missed field goal from Dustin Hopkins, who earlier made a 49-yard field goal for Washington’s only points. The Colts lead 14-3. Indianapolis got a 7-yard touchdown pass [more]

Colts dominating Washington so far, holding 14-3 lead

The Colts have outgained Washington 162 yards to 56 yards so far, dominating the first quarter and a half. More importantly, they lead 14-3 on the scoreboard. Tight end Eric Ebron caught a 7-yard touchdown pass from Andrew Luck to complete and 11-play, 75-yard drive. That gave the Colts a 7-0 lead with 9:25 remaining [more]

Brandon Scherff questionable to return with knee injury

Washington Pro Bowl right guard Brandon Scherff got his leg caught with teammate Chase Roullier as the two went out to block on a screen pass to Adrian Peterson. Scherff stayed down, getting checked by the team’s medical staff before walking off slowly under his own power. Washington lists him as questionable to return with [more]

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