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Washington franchise should change its name now

This won’t be a universally popular opinion, but the time for caring about making everyone happy and/or pissing off the fewest number of people has ended. As the NFL and its teams look for a way to transform words into actions, a simple, easy, and clear path to change for professional football would come from [more]

The Simms top 40 QB countdown No. 32: Case Keenum

The Chris Simms top 40 quarterback countdown continued Monday on PFT Live, and there’s at least one backup who has made it among what should be the spots reserved for starters. Veteran Case Keenum comes in at No. 32. A journeyman in the truest sense, Keenum is now with his fifth team in five seasons, [more]

DeSean Jackson reflects on getting cut, smeared by Chip Kelly

If Eagles receiver DeSean Jackson were wearing a microphone for a reunion with former Eagles coach Chip Kelly, plenty of words likely would have to be bleeped. Jackson revisited Kelly’s decision to cut Jackson, which came in March 2014 after a failed effort to trade him — and as Jackson has claimed an effort to [more]

Ron Rivera: Terry McLaurin’s been a treat

The 2019 season was a dismal one for Washington as a whole, but there were a few bright spots amid the losing. One of them was rookie wide receiver Terry McLaurin. He led the team with 58 catches, 919 receiving yards and seven receiving touchdowns while playing with three different quarterbacks. Head coach Ron Rivera [more]

Jack Del Rio: Sky’s the limit on what Chase Young can do in Washington

Washington defensive coordinator Jack Del Rio says rookie pass rusher Chase Young has infinite potential. Young, the second overall pick who was viewed by many as the most talented football player in this year’s draft, has Del Rio licking his chops about how his defense can get after the quarterback. “I think the sky’s the [more]

Perry Fewell, Walt Anderson join NFL officiating department

Reports this offseason indicated Perry Fewell and Walt Anderson were headed to jobs within the NFL’s officiating department, and the league made it official Thursday. The NFL announced Fewell will serve as senior vice president of officiating administration and Anderson as the league’s senior vice president of officiating training and development. Fewell will oversee the [more]

Trent Williams returned to Washington last year prepared to play

Trent Williams did not play last season, but the left tackle said he was prepared to play. Williams’ beef with Washington’s medical staff over its handling of a cancerous growth on his head prompted a nine-game holdout until Oct. 29. Williams said Thursday he was prepared to play when he showed up at the team [more]

Jack Del Rio has to balance his pass-rush options

Washington was already relatively deep with pass-rush talent, and then used the second pick in the 2020 NFL Draft on Chase Young. Now, new coach Ron Rivera and defensive coordinator Jack Del Rio have to figure out how to use them all. Via Ethan Cadeaux of, Del Rio said Monday that it was at [more]

Washington NFLPA rep: “To be cautious is the biggest thing”

While other sports are trying to gin up plans to either start or re-start their seasons on the fly, the NFL had the benefit of being in the early stage of its offseason when the COVID-19 pandemic hit. And that time is something the league needs to use to its advantage, according to one union [more]

Scott Turner: Dwayne Haskins doing a “great job”

Dwayne Haskins has spent the offseason throwing with Terry McLaurin and Kelvin Harmon and recently with free agent Antonio Brown. The Washington quarterback is trying to build on what he accomplished at the end of last season. Haskins went 2-5 as the team’s starter his rookie season, throwing seven touchdowns and seven interceptions. But in [more]

Antonio Brown working out with Dwayne Haskins

Antonio Brown hasn’t found employment, but he has managed to keep himself in the news. Wednesday, the veteran wide receiver posted video to social media of a workout in which he was catching passes from Washington quarterback Dwayne Haskins . It was Brown’s video, so naturally it was a lot of Brown catching deep balls [more]

Scott Turner: There’s a role for Adrian Peterson in our offense

Washington has not been shy about adding running backs to the roster this offseason. They signed Peyton Barber and J.D. McKissic as free agents and drafted Antonio Gibson in the third round to add to a backfield that could also get Derrius Guice and Bryce Love back from injuries. There’s also been a lot of [more]

Ron Rivera on Alex Smith: He has to be able to protect himself to get back on field

Shortly after Ron Rivera became Washington’s head coach earlier this year, he said that people shouldn’t forget about Alex Smith when it came to discussions about the team’s quarterbacks. Smith has been out of action since suffering a severe leg injury in 2018 that required numerous surgeries and a decision about amputation that left Smith [more]

D.C. Lottery will begin taking sports bets soon

States are increasingly eager to use sports betting as a source of revenue, and in the nation’s capital, that betting will come directly through the government-run lottery. The D.C. Lottery announced that its sports betting online platform will launch in the next few days and begin taking sports bets in June, on whatever sports are [more]

The Simms top 40 QB list, No. 39: Dwayne Haskins

Last year, he landed at No. 38 without ever playing a down in the NFL. This year, Washington quarterback Dwayne Haskins has fallen one spot on the Chris Simms top 40 quarterback countdown, to No. 39. Why 39? Well, watch the video from Tuesday’s PFT Live and find out. Haskins started seven games last season, [more]

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