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Caleb Brantley, Thaddeus Moss among five players cut by Washington

The Washington Football Team cleared some space on the roster Friday. The team announced that they have cut five players. Defensive tackle Caleb Brantley, wide receiver Emanuel Hall, running back Javon Leake, tight end Thaddeus Moss, and running back Michael Warren. Brantley was a 2017 sixth-round pick by the Browns who came to Washington in [more]

William Jackson III: It was a “no-brainer” to come play for Ron Rivera

Cornerback William Jackson III has made it clear that one of his primary objectives in free agency was getting out of Cincinnati. But there were other motivations at play for his destination. Jackson signed a three-year, $42 million deal with $26 million guaranteed with Washington last month. And during an appearance on the Washington Football [more]

Report: 49ers, Washington had some interest in Sam Darnold

The Jets traded Sam Darnold to the Panthers and perhaps got more out of the deal than they otherwise might have considering the apparent lack of another serious bidder. But two other teams were at least intrigued by the quarterback. Before free agency began, the 49ers and the Washington Football Team both took “a hard [more]

Washington hiring Natalia Dorantes as coordinator of football programs

Natalia Dorantes worked as a recruiting coordinator at Texas A&M the last couple of years and that experience might have helped her make the jump to the NFL this offseason. Dorantes direct messaged Washington Football Team head coach Ron Rivera during the NFL’s annual women’s form in February to introduce herself and thank Rivera for [more]

Ron Rivera supports NFL adopting a booth umpire

As the NFL gets set to vote on potential rule changes for the 2021 season, there are two proposals for a booth umpire. The Ravens set forth a proposal that would add an eighth member of the officiating crew based in the replay booth who would assist the seven on-field officials based on the available [more]

Lions signing Quinton Dunbar to one-year deal

The Lions are signing free agent cornerback Quinton Dunbar to a one-year deal, according to Dunbar’s representation, Elite Loyalty Sports. Dunbar and Will Parks were visitors to the Lions on Monday, and Dunbar and new defensive coordinator Aaron Glenn hit it off, Mike Garafolo of NFL Media reports. Dunbar reunites with position coach Aubrey Pleasant, [more]

Lawyers for former WFT employees criticize approval of Daniel Snyder’s purchase

The decision of the NFL’s owners to allow Daniel Snyder to purchase the minority interest in the Washington Football Team has been interpreted as a sign that the league will not be forcing Snyder to sell. Lawyers representing those who have made claims of sexual harassment and related misconduct against the organization during Snyder’s tenure [more]

William Jackson III: Blessing to get away from Cincinnati

Cornerback William Jackson III spent the last five seasons with the Bengals, but it doesn’t sound like he’ll be missing too much about those days now that he has signed with the Washington Football Team as a free agent. During an appearance on 106.7 The Fan, Jackson said that he’s excited to play behind a [more]

Ron Rivera not feeling pressure to find franchise QB immediately

Washington head coach Ron Rivera has said he made a mistake in not holding a quarterback competition last season. He’s not repeating it, saying on Thursday that veteran Ryan Fitzpatrick will enter camp as QB1, but will have to fend off challengers to keep it. But Fitzpatrick is 38, with years of experience going from [more]

Washington, Brandon Scherff haven’t talked about a long-term contract

Washington guard Brandon Scherff moved quickly to sign his franchise tag tender last month, but not much else has happened on the contractual front. Head coach Ron Rivera said on Thursday that the team is “most certainly interested” in a long-term deal with a player that played out last season on the tag, but that [more]

Ron Rivera: There will be competition for Ryan Fitzpatrick at QB

Part of the reason Ryan Fitzpatrick signed with Washington was because the Football Team offered him a chance to start. But apparently there’s also a chance he won’t. “He’s going to come in as the No. 1 but there will be a competition [at quarterback],” Washington head coach Ron Rivera said Thursday, via Nicki Jhabvala [more]

NFL owners approve Dan Snyder’s debt waiver and buy-out of co-owners

NFL owners approved a $450 million debt waiver for Daniel Snyder and buy-out of his three limited partners, Mark Maske of The Washington Post reports. The vote was 32-0. Snyder now controls all equity in the Washington Football Team franchise. The NFL’s finance committee already had given its OK to the debt waiver. Snyder’s purchase [more]

Taylor Heinicke thinks it’ll be “a fun battle” with Ryan Fitzpatrick

The Washington Football Team has signed three quarterbacks to contracts this offseason. Taylor Heinicke signed a two-year deal, Kyle Allen signed his exclusive rights free agent tender, and Ryan Fitzpatrick joined the team on a one-year contract. Heinicke was the first to sign, but just about everyone bumped him to No. 2 on the depth [more]

Packers-Chiefs, Cardinals-Browns among additions to 2021’s 17-game schedule

NFL owners have approved a 17-game schedule for the 2021 season and that means each team now has a new opponent on their schedule. The 17th game will be an inter-conference game each season and teams the conferences will alternate hosting duties. The AFC will host the games in 2021 and they will feature matchups [more]

Jeremy Sprinkle visiting with Colts

The Colts are spending some time with a possible addition to their tight end group. According to the league’s transaction wire, Jeremy Sprinkle is paying the team a visit. Sprinkle was a 2017 fifth-round pick with Washington who has played in every game for the Football Team over the last three seasons. He’s made 33 [more]

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