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Josh Norman apologizes for Amari Cooper rant having been duped by Jonathan Allen

It seems Oakland Raiders wide receiver Amari Cooper has every reason to be confused about Washington Redskins cornerback Josh Norman blasting him following a game between the two teams last September. Norman was incensed at Cooper and his Raiders teammate Michael Crabtree for supposedly bragging about how much the duo was going to be able [more]

Josh Norman, Demario Davis distribute supplies to immigrant families in Texas

Many have been affected by video and audio of immigrant families forcibly separated at the border. A pair of NFL players have done something about it. Via Courtney Friedman of KSAT.com, Washington cornerback Josh Norman and Saints linebacker Demario Davis stuffed backpacks with supplies and distributed them to immigrant families in San Antonio on Wednesday. “You [more]

Derrius Guice appears set to start at running back in Washington

Washington’s top three running backs from last year — Samaje Perine, Chris Thompson and Rob Kelley — all remain with the team this year. But none of them is likely to be the starter in 2018. Derrius Guice, the rookie from LSU, has impressed enough in the early offseason that it would be surprising if [more]

Which coach will be fired first?

The four-week stretch from the middle of June to the middle of July gives NFL coaches a rare opportunity to get away from it all. To relax, to unwind. To not worry. For some coaches, good luck with the last part. History has proven time and again that as many of one in four NFL [more]

Alex Smith: Jamison Crowder “so easy to read as a quarterback”

Alex Smith spent the last few months getting to know the receivers he’ll be working with in Washington this season and he came away with good feelings about what Jamison Crowder brings to the offense. Smith praised Crowder’s instincts and vision on the field, which have helped him to 192 catches over his first three [more]

Jabar Gaffney denies vandalizing Lito Sheppard’s car

Former NFL players Jabar Gaffney and Lito Sheppard played together in high school and at the University of Florida, but any friendship that may have existed between the two men has soured over the years. Sheppard was at dinner at a restaurant in Jacksonville Beach, Florida last week and left to find that his car [more]

Training camp reporting dates for all 32 teams

The end of offseason programs around the league last week have all 32 teams looking forward to training camp and the start of the push to the regular season. All 32 teams have now announced the reporting dates for training camp. Many teams will have their rookies report ahead of their veterans and all teams [more]

Joe Bugel, Emmitt Thomas earn award for lifetime achievement as assistants

Joe Bugel and Emmitt Thomas won the 2018 Paul “Dr. Z” Zimmerman Award for lifetime achievement as assistant coaches. The Pro Football Writers of America has given the award since 2014. Bobb McKittrick, Jim McNally and Dave Toub were the other finalists. Bugel spent 27 of 32 NFL seasons as an assistant coach and is [more]

Robert Griffin III: I’m trying to help nurture Lamar Jackson

When the Ravens drafted quarterback Lamar Jackson, it meant backup quarterback Robert Griffin III has a steeper path ahead of him to make the roster. But Griffin isn’t really competing with Jackson for a roster spot: Jackson’s spot behind Joe Flacco is assured, and the only real question is whether the Ravens keep Griffin as [more]

Zach Brown: We’ll “have it out” for Terrelle Pryor at joint practices

Wide receiver Terrelle Pryor should probably keep his head on a swivel when the Jets share the practice field with Washington during training camp. The two teams will have joint practices before an August preseason game and Washington linebacker Zach Brown said that it will provide him and his fellow defensive players to do something [more]

Jay Gruden adjusts camp schedule in hopes of keeping players fresher

NFL players have roughly six weeks to rest and prepare for training camp, now that OTAs and minicamps have wrapped up. But when Washington returns to training camp, coach Jay Gruden will still be emphasizing their rest. Via Matthew Paras of the Washington Times, Gruden has adjusted his camp schedule to put his more rigorous practice [more]

Derrius Guice gets a big endorsement from Leonard Fournette

Leonard Fournette and Derrius Guice shared a backfield at LSU before Fournette turned pro and was drafted by Jacksonville last year. This year Washington drafted Guice, and Fournette says he knows the kind of player Guice is going to be in the NFL. “He’s going to have a great year,” Fournette told the New Orleans [more]

Could the Arena League rise again?

With legalized gambling on the front end of a possible nationwide expansion, gamblers will need games on which to bet. Which will create even more of a demand for sporting events. Which could help turn around the Arena Football League. AFL Commissioner Randall Boe told Philly.com that the indoor league, which currently has a paltry [more]

Washington has entire draft class under contract

Every one of Washington’s eight draft picks is now under contract. The lone holdout was third-round pick Geron Christian, but the team announced on Thursday that he has agreed to a four-year deal. The other seven picks, including first-round defensive lineman Da'Ron Payne, all signed over a month ago. Christian spent his college days protecting [more]

Kyle Shanahan: Zone read can work, if you have the right QB and he stays healthy

In 2012, when now-49ers head coach Kyle Shanahan was the offensive coordinator in Washington, Robert Griffin III had one of the best rookie seasons a quarterback has ever had. That same year, Colin Kaepernick led San Francisco to the Super Bowl, and the two of them appeared to be ushering in a new era for [more]

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