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Jay Gruden: “No rush” to name a starting quarterback

Washington coach Jay Gruden has yet to name a Week One starting quarterback, and he feels no compulsion to do so in the immediate future. “There’s no rush to name a starter right now,” Gruden told reporters on Tuesday. “I think it’s important to let these guys go out and play and continue to compete. [more]

Former NFL quarterback Jim Hardy dies at 96

Jim Hardy, a member of the 1952 Detroit Lions NFL Championship team, died Friday of natural causes at the age of 96. According to the Associated Press, Hardy, the MVP of the 1945 Rose Bowl for USC, passed away at home in La Quinta, Calif. He was the oldest living football player for both USC [more]

Jay Gruden gets coy about his communication with Trent Williams

The good news is that Jay Gruden didn’t respond to questions about Trent Williams on Monday by saying, “Trent who?” The bad news is that there’s still no news about Williams’ holdout. That said, the Washington coach seemed to admit that there has been some content with Williams, who by all reports and accounts wants [more]

Report: Derrius Guice tentatively expected to play this week

Derrius Guice‘s wait to return to game action after last summer’s torn ACL may be close to ending. Washington head coach Jay Gruden said on Monday that Guice is still awaiting clearance for full contact, but that he expected it to come soon. “Just waiting for the green light,” Gruden said, via John Keim of [more]

Looking at NFL marriages that ended quickly

The marriage between the Raiders and receiver Antonio Brown may not last long. Which inspired Monday’s PFT Live draft. Simms and I, whose on-air marriage somehow has lasted two years, looked at NFL marriages that ended quickly. Check out the selections in the attached video, with the first pick now determined by a daily trivia [more]

Brandon Brooks still hopeful of playing season opener

Eagles right guard Brandon Brooks had a checkup on his right Achilles last week. He still isn’t cleared for team drills yet but Brooks did get the go-ahead for one-on-ones this week in joint practices with the Ravens. Brooks retains hope of playing the season opener. “Still got time,” Brooks said, via Dave Zangaro of [more]

Colt McCoy might not be ready to play until a few weeks into season

It looks like Colt McCoy can be removed from the competition for Washington’s starting quarterback job. McCoy was held out of practice last week with soreness in the leg he broke last season and head coach Jay Gruden said on Sunday that there’s no timetable for when the quarterback may be ready to play. “Might [more]

Washington signing Gary Johnson

Washington is signing rookie linebacker Gary Johnson, Ian Rapoport of the NFL reports. Johnson, 23, went undrafted out of the University of Texas and signed with the Chiefs as a free agent. Kansas City waived him June 13. In two seasons, Johnson played 23 games and made 147 tackles, 8.5 sacks, two forced fumbles, a [more]

NFL admits OPI in Bengals-Washington happened before ball was thrown

Yes, another flaw has been identified when it comes to replay review of pass interference calls and non-calls. After declining to explain on Thursday night the basis for upholding via replay review in the Bengals-Washington game an offensive pass interference call that, based on the TV angles, showed no offensive pass interference, the NFL has [more]

Al Riveron declines to explain decision to uphold controversial OPI call

The league’s expansion of replay review to include pass interference calls and non-calls makes NFL senior V.P. of officiating Al Riveron the most powerful man in football. He now has the ultimate authority, as to every game, to determine whether large chunks of field position will shift from one team to the other. With great [more]

Jay Gruden unhappy with pass interference replays

Washington coach Jay Gruden was left scratching his head on Thursday night by two separate instances of the league’s new use of replay review for pass interference penalties. Gruden was on the wrong side of both pass interference reviews. The first, an offensive pass interference call on Washington receiver Kelvin Harmon, appeared to be a [more]

Dwayne Haskins “more settled down” in second preseason game

Washington rookie quarterback Dwayne Haskins had an inauspicious debut last week, but in his second preseason game on Thursday night, he improved. Haskins went 7-for-14 for 114 yards with a beauty of a touchdown pass and, most importantly, no interceptions after throwing two of them last week. Haskins said he told himself before the game [more]

Washington to put London Fletcher, Chris Samuels in Ring of Fame

At a time when Washington can’t figure out how to properly handle tackle Trent Williams, the team has announced that two of its former players will enter the franchise’s Ring of Fame. Linebacker London Fletcher and tackle Chris Samuel will join the franchise’s immortals, at a date to be determined. “London Fletcher and Chris Samuels [more]

Key hearing coming next week in case involving Adrian Peterson loan

Washington running back Adrian Peterson allegedly owes $7.5 million to a lender from which he originally borrowed $5.2 million. Next week, the legal fight over the debt heads to court. As explained by Daniel Kaplan of TheAthletic.com, Peterson hopes to explore whether the lender previously forgave $2 million of the loan, based on a tax [more]

Washington offensive coordinator makes public plea for Trent Williams to return

Washington has chronically mishandled the Trent Williams dispute. Which is no surprise, because in recent years Washington chronically has chronically mishandled problems like this — as discussed earlier today on PFT Live. At to Williams, one man is trying to fix it. Even if he’s apparently going it alone. Offensive coordinator Kevin O’Connell appeared Thursday [more]

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