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Bruce Allen on Trent Williams: “I know what the truth is”

While there are few specifics surrounding the absence of Washington left tackle Trent Williams at the moment, team president Bruce Allen doesn’t seem concerned about the unknown at the moment. Allen told J.P. Finlay of NBCSportsWashington.com that he’s not surprised by Williams’ absence. “I know what Trent told me so I know what the truth [more]

Report: Washington put in claim on Desmond Harrison

The Cardinals used the top waiver position in the league to snag tackle Desmond Harrison after the Browns dropped him from their roster this week, but they weren’t the only team interested in adding Harrison to their roster. Field Yates of ESPN reports that Washington also put in a waiver claim on Harrison. Per Yates, [more]

Washington doesn’t have a quarterback depth chart, officially or unofficially

Most teams have a first-string quarterback, unofficially, at this point of the offseason. Washington doesn’t. “We’re not even thinking about that right now to be honest with you,” coach Jay Gruden told reporters on Thursday. “We’re giving them equal reps. We don’t really have a one’s or a two’s right now. We’re switching in the [more]

Washington cuts Manasseh Garner

Washington waived tight end Manasseh Garner on Thursday, according to the NFL’s official transactions report. Garner, 27, has played one career regular-season game. He originally signed with the Chiefs as an undrafted free agent out of Pittsburgh in 2015. He also has spent time with the Browns, Bills and Broncos. His only career action came [more]

Vikings trying to get Kirk Cousins to “next level”

Kirk Cousins has started only two playoff games, winning neither. Yet, the Vikings signed him to a three-year deal last year that made him, at the time, the highest-paid player in NFL history. The Vikings have to figure out how to get back to what they did in 2017, now with Cousins as their quarterback. [more]

Third-round pick Terry McLaurin signs with Washington

Washington took 10 players in this year’s draft and all of them are now under contract. Third-round pick Terry McLaurin became the final player to agree to his rookie deal. It will be a four-year pact for the former Ohio State wide receiver. McLaurin caught 35 passes for 701 yards and 11 touchdowns during his [more]

Morgan Moses on Trent Williams: “It’s about time someone like that stands up”

Players typically stick up for fellow players in disputes with teams and Morgan Moses is no exception when it comes to teammate Trent Williams. According to John Keim of ESPN.com, Moses expressed support for Williams, who is absent from Washington’s mandatory minicamp due to anger at the franchise over medical treatment. Williams had a tumor/growth [more]

Adrian Peterson unsure why close friend Trent Williams isn’t at minicamp

Washington left tackle Trent Williams is unhappy enough with the team to skip mandatory minicamp, but even one of his closest friends on the team doesn’t know exactly what the issue is. Asked about the report that Williams is upset with how the team’s medical staff handled a recent health scare, Peterson said he and [more]

Alex Smith will wear external fixator for another month or so

Washington coach Jay Gruden said Tuesday that Alex Smith was “recovering nicely” from his right leg injury. The quarterback, though, will have to wear his external fixator for at least another month, Gruden told reporters Wednesday. The fixator cast is the device that holds his broken bones in place. JP Finlay of NBCSportsWashington reports that [more]

Jay Gruden hopes Trent Williams returns

Trent Williams skipped Washington’s mandatory minicamp, asking the team to trade him or release him. Washington coach Jay Gruden still has hope Williams returns, though. “I sure hope so,” Gruden said Wednesday when JP Finlay of NBCSportsWashington.com asked if he believes Williams wants to come back. A report surfaced earlier Wednesday that the Washington left [more]

Report: Trent Williams wants out of Washington over medical situation

When Washington tackle Trent Williams skipped mandatory minicamp, we wondered whether it was about more than just wanting a new contract. It was. Williams told teammates he wants to be traded or released because he’s upset with how the team handled his recent medical situation, Jason La Canfora of CBS reports. A couple months ago, [more]

Adrian Peterson still sets 2,000 rushing yards as season goal

Adrian Peterson authored one of the seven 2,000-yard seasons in NFL history when he was 27 years old and checking that box hasn’t taken it off his list of goals now that he’s 34. Peterson told Peter King last year that he believed he was capable of another 2,000-yard campaign and he isn’t setting his [more]

Is Trent Williams’ absence only about money?

Word emerged on Tuesday that Washington tackle Trent Williams isn’t present for the team’s mandatory minicamp. His concern reportedly is contractual. There’s reason to believe, however, that the problem could be bigger than the size of his paychecks. Consider this: It appears that Williams hasn’t been around at all this offseason, and that the team [more]

Josh Doctson: No extra motivation, pressure this season

Washington head coach Jay Gruden said in May that the team is expecting big things from wide receiver Josh Doctson during the 2019 season, but their actions didn’t show tremendous confidence that Doctson will finally pull everything together on the field. The team opted not to exercise its 2020 option on Doctson’s contract, so he’ll [more]

Jay Gruden: Alex Smith “recovering nicely”

A picture snapped at a recent Washington organized team activity showed quarterback Alex Smith throwing a football during the practice session. Head coach Jay Gruden confirmed on Tuesday that Smith “can play catch” when asked about his throwing. The picture only showed Smith from the waist up, but tight end Vernon Davis said last week [more]

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