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If Patrick Mahomes is out for awhile, what will the Chiefs do at quarterback?

Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes has a knee injury. If he can’t play for a few weeks or longer, what will Kansas City do at quarterback? Matt Moore played capably on Thursday night, in large part because his defense suffocated a Denver offense that went into a shell after scoring a touchdown on the first drive [more]

The Jalen Ramsey trade gives players even more power

Jalen Ramsey wanted out of Jacksonville. But it was too late to hold out. So he held in. Ramsey embellished at best and fabricated at worst a magically-disappearing back injury that kept him from playing for three weeks, digging  in and reiterating his desire to be traded until the team traded him. The Jaguars could [more]

Dwayne Haskins gets first-team reps, shows progress

Washington didn’t immediately make Dwayne Haskins its starting quarterback upon firing coach Jay Gruden, but interim coach Bill Callahan did move him up a rung on the depth chart. So with starter Case Keenum getting a day off to rest his foot and shoulder yesterday, that left the first-team reps in practice for the first-round [more]

Kyle Shanahan makes clear he didn’t enjoy working for Dan Snyder

San Francisco head coach Kyle Shanahan will be back in Washington on Sunday, returning to the place where he spent four years as offensive coordinator under his dad, Mike Shanahan. That brings back mixed emotions. Both Shanahans have made clear in the past that they didn’t see eye-to-eye with Washington owner Dan Snyder, and when [more]

John Dorsey admits talks with Washington, but it “takes two to tango”

Team officials in Washington “emphatically” denied a rumor of a Trent Williams trade to Cleveland, according to a report Tuesday. A day later, Browns General Manager John Dorsey admitted publicly he has talked to Washington president Bruce Allen. “We’ve had a few conversations,” Dorsey said, via Mary Kay Cabot of the Cleveland Plain Dealer. “It [more]

Alex Smith tells group he had 17 surgeries on leg

Washington quarterback Alex Smith was back on the practice field recently, throwing passes as he recovers from last year’s gruesome broken leg. And he had to go through far more than anyone knew to get there. According to Thom Loverro of the Washington Times, Smith told a group of medical professionals at an event earlier [more]

Landon Collins is the NFC defensive player of the week

Washington paid a handsome sum to get safety Landon Collins to sign with the team as a free agent this offseason and they got some return on their investment in their first win of the 2019 season. Collins had 12 tackles, a tackle for loss and a forced fumble and two passes defensed against the [more]

Washington “emphatically” denies rumor of Trent Williams trade to Browns

Maybe a dysfunctional team will indeed continue to do dysfunctional things. Amid a rumor from Steve Doerschuk of the Canton Repository linking Washington tackle Trent Williams to the Browns, Washington has put out the word that a trade isn’t happening. Via Les Carpenter of the Washington Post, team officials “emphatically insist” that the rumor of [more]

Alex Smith spotted throwing passes on practice field

Alex Smith is back on the practice field 11 months after his gruesome leg injury, TheAthletic.com reports. A reporter from the website spotted Smith on the practice field Monday, dropping back and throwing a variety of routes with two team officials. The Washington quarterback later walked through the locker room with a compression sleeve on [more]

Washington signs fullback Michael Burton, places Jerome Cunningham on IR

Washington interim coach Bill Callahan loves to run the football as evidenced by its 33 rushing attempts, led by Adrian Peterson‘s 23 carries for 118 yards, on Sunday. Now, Callahan has a fullback to use in his running game. Washington announced it signed fullback Michael Burton on Tuesday. Burton, 27, has played for the Lions [more]

Trent Williams to Cleveland rumor emerges

Dysfunctional teams do dysfunctional things. But sometimes they do something that makes sense, against their nature. Washington may soon be throwing in the towel on the Trent Williams holdout, trading the disgruntled left tackle in advance of the deadline that arrives in only two weeks. Steve Doerschuk of the Canton Repository shares the news with [more]

Jay Gruden admits differences of opinion with front office

Jay Gruden was on the golf course in Gainesville, Florida, on Sunday when his former team was getting its first win of the season in its first game without him. Washington, which fired Gruden last week, beat Miami 17-16 with Bill Callahan as the interim coach. “I’m happy for some of the players and a [more]

Bill Callahan: Not concerned about yards, but we have to run a lot

The NFL has, over the last few decades, evolved into a passing league. Changing rules and changing strategies have made passing more effective than ever, and as a result teams don’t run as much as they used to. Washington interim head coach Bill Callahan would like to go back to the past. Callahan said after [more]

Washington followed through on plans to focus on the run game

Washington running back Adrian Peterson averaged 10 carries a game over his first four weeks as the team’s starter, but all signs pointed to a heavier workload against the Dolphins in Week Six. Interim head coach Bill Callahan talked a lot about focusing on the run after replacing Jay Gruden last week and he followed [more]

Fitzmagic falls short, Bill Callahan gets Washington’s first win

A win against the Dolphins does, in fact, count in the standings. Maybe it shouldn’t, but it does. So Washington picked up its first win of the season today in Miami, making Bill Callahan 1-0 as an interim head coach. It was an ugly game, until the Dolphins benched quarterback Josh Rosen for Ryan Fitzpatrick, [more]

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