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Kirk Cousins Named Starter Over Robert Griffin III

We were all expecting Kirk Cousins to be named Washington’s Week 1 starter, because there’s no guarantee Robert Griffin III will pass his concussion tests by then. But coach Jay Gruden made the announcement today: Cousins is the man for 2015, and it has absolutely nothing to do with Griffin’s health. » 8/31/15 12:46pm Yesterday 12:46pm

Look Away From Dan Snyder's Mess, Nothing To See Here

If there’s one thing the Skins are good at (and there may be just the one), it’s leaking to the media. After an ESPN report had owner Dan Snyder clashing with his football people on the future of Robert Griffin III, it took mere hours for sources to run to both local and national reporters and insist that’s it’s fine,… » 8/31/15 9:24am Yesterday 9:24am

Report: Dan Snyder Won't Allow Washington To Move On From RGIII

According to a report from ESPN’s Dianna Russini & Adam Schefter, the football operations people in charge of Washington want to get rid of Robert Griffin III. The only thing stopping them? Dan Snyder! Owners getting involved in day-to-day sports decisions almost always ends in disaster, especially when that owner is… » 8/30/15 5:31pm Sunday 5:31pm

John Harbaugh Yells At Jay Gruden Then Bullies Sideline Reporter

John Harbaugh was not a very happy John last night. First, Washington linebacker Keenan Robinson sparked a brawl after pile driving Kamar Aiken down on his neck in the first quarter. Steve Smith and Chris Culliver were then ejected for doing some punches and Harbaugh’s blood also got to boiling, as he ran across the… » 8/30/15 1:27pm Sunday 1:27pm

Nobody Likes RGIII And I Kind Of Feel Bad For Him At This Point

Today, Robert Griffin III spoke to the media for the first time since being sacrificed to the Lions behind Washington’s Maginot offensive line. Everyone wanted to know: Was he concussed? Why have the Skins waffled on the status of his brain? Griffin gave the answers of a man who is supremely sick of this shit.… » 8/27/15 4:01pm Thursday 4:01pm

RGIII Was Thrown To The Wolves

It’s a scene we’ve seen before: Robert Griffin III, lying motionless on the turf as he’s attended to by Washington’s medical staff. Last night’s preseason concussion, for which coach Jay Gruden is being blasted for leaving Griffin in behind a painfully overmatched offensive line, is all too familiar for everyone… » 8/21/15 10:33am 8/21/15 10:33am

RGIII Has A Concussion, But You Wouldn't Know It From Official 'Skins TV

Tonight’s official presentation of the Detroit-Washington game on the Redskins Broadcast Network left viewers understandably confused about Robert Griffin III’s condition after leaving the game tonight in the second quarter due to injury. That’s mostly because the network repeatedly asserted the team’s quarterback… » 8/20/15 11:31pm 8/20/15 11:31pm

Robert Griffin III Leaves Preseason Game With Shoulder Injury (UPDATE)

For some reason, Robert Griffin III stayed in Washington’s meaningless preseason game against the Detroit Lions for four series. Because Washington was missing Trent Williams and the rest of their offensive line is made of paper, Griffin got walloped half a dozen times before hurting his shoulder in a scrum for a… » 8/20/15 8:44pm 8/20/15 8:44pm

RGIII: "I Feel Like I'm The Best Quarterback In The League"

I have absolutely nothing to say about this, other than that lots of very talented people in all fields manage to go about their jobs and do great work without believing they’re literally the best in the world at it, and also that football season doesn’t officially begin until Robert Griffin III declares his belief… » 8/17/15 1:20pm 8/17/15 1:20pm

Niles Paul Carted Off With Gruesome Ankle Injury (UPDATE)

The NFL preseason is a great time for unheralded players to make the case for playing time in the regular season and, unfortunately, for established players to risk injuries. The injury gods have claimed their first victim tonight, and it’s Washington starting tight end Niles Paul. Paul’s ankle bent at a pretty… » 8/13/15 8:55pm 8/13/15 8:55pm

DeAndre Hopkins And DeAngelo Hall Are Still Going At It

The first episode of Hard Knocks featured Houston WR DeAndre Hopkins and Washington CB DeAngelo Hall jawing at each other through a joint practice. The climax was Hall slipping and falling in coverage, and Hopkins treating it like he broke Hall’s ankles. The battle didn’t end with on-field taunting, though: » 8/13/15 1:16pm 8/13/15 1:16pm