Player News - Redskins

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Redskins selected Virginia Tech CB Adonis Alexander with a sixth-round pick in the 2018 supplemental draft.

The Redskins will surrender a 2019 sixth-rounder. Western Michigan CB Sam Beal was taken in the third round by the Giants, and Beal had clearly separated himself from Alexander as the draft's top prospect. Alexander stands 6'2/195 but ran a 4.60 forty at his Pro Day with a 35.5-inch vertical and just nine bench-press reps. He had a number of off-field issues in college and was ruled academically ineligible before declaring for the supplemental draft. He's merely a late-round flier who should get at least one year to stick at the end of the roster. Alexander is unlikely to make a rookie-year impact barring injuries.
Jul 11 - 2:03 PM

NFL Network's Mike Garafolo reports Virginia Tech CB Adonis Alexander passed his drug test ahead of Wednesday's Supplemental Draft.

Per Garafolo, Alexander has passed each drug test he's taken over the past eight months. The 21-year-old is trying to show teams that he's on the straight and narrow after being arrested for marijuana possession in 2016. He's looking to become the first player selected in the Supplemental Draft since Isaiah Battle in 2015.
Jul 10 - 2:57 PM

The Dolphins held a private interview with Virginia Tech CB Adonis Alexander.

The Dolphins were one of 26 teams to attend Alexander's Pro Day last month. In addition to Miami, Alexander has also met with the Chiefs, Colts, Jets and Saints. The 21-year-old is one of five players eligible for the Supplemental Draft on July 11 along with Western Michigan CB Sam Beal, Mississippi State S Brandon Bryant, Grand Valley State RB Martayveus Carter and Oregon State LB Bright Ugwoegbu.
Jul 5 - 9:22 AM

The Washington Post expects RG Brandon Scherff to land a "lucrative deal" next offseason.

Scherff is signed the next two seasons, but his 2019 option is $12.5 million. The Redskins don't plan to extend Scherff at his current cost-controlled $705K salary but aren’t going to risk him playing out his contract year. A two-time Pro Bowler, Scherff should push for the $13.3M annually Jacksonville gave Andrew Norwell.
Jul 1 - 12:16 PM

NBC Washington reports the Redskins may look to get out of Jordan Reed's contract next offseason.

Reed has three years remaining on his five-year extension. He's one of the best tight ends in the league when on the field, but the Redskins can't afford another injury-prone year after he missed 14-of-32 games the last two seasons. Washington can save $6-plus million in cap space from moving on from Reed next offseason. With tight-end friendly Alex Smith replacing Kirk Cousins, there's potential for a mid-career rebound if Reed stays healthy. Reed was limited at OTAs but is expected to be ready for training camp.
Jun 30 - 6:15 PM

ESPN's John Keim writes it would be "surprising" if second-rounder Derrius Guice does not open the season as the starter.

Washington does have Rob Kelley and Samaje Perine as options on early downs, but Guice should easily beat them out if he stays healthy in camp. How much the rookie does as a receiver is a bigger question, especially with Chris Thompson certain to be involved, but coach Jay Gruden commented on how good Guice looked as a receiver during the offseason program. He is unlikely to be a true "featured" back, but he should get enough work to pay off his late third-round ADP.
Source: ESPN
Jun 26 - 10:22 AM

NBC Sports Washington's Rich Tandler writes "the feeling is" sophomore CB Fabian Moreau "won't remain a reserve."

A third-round pick last year, Moreau was limited to just 59 defensive snaps as a rookie, but he was a solid contributor on special teams. With both Bashaud Breeland and Kendall Fuller gone, Moreau should get a real shot to win a job on defense. Quinton Dunbar and Orlando Scandrick are currently penciled in behind Josh Norman.
Jun 25 - 11:26 AM

Jamison Crowder feels healthier this offseason after struggling with hamstring issues throughout 2017.

"I feel great now," said Crowder. "It was frustrating. When you go out there with a lingering injury, you’re already setting yourself behind." The contract-year wideout was a standout at OTAs, drawing praise from teammate Alex Smith, who complemented Crowder's body control and ability to read the defense. Chris Thompson also noted that Crowder has been keeping up with him in sprints after lagging behind in years past. The 25-year-old put an emphasis on strength during his offseason training, opting for more "dynamic lifts" including power and hang cleans. All signs point to a breakout year for the Redskins' slot receiver.
Source: ESPN.com
Jun 24 - 11:36 AM

Virginia Tech CB Adonis Alexander visited with the Jets.

The Saints, Colts, and Kansas City also met with him. It confirms Alexander's league wide interest after 26 teams attended his Pro Day. Alexander (6'2/195) has starting traits but was suspended multiple times at Virginia Tech and his measurables (4.6 forty) would have ranked at the bottom of this year's class. Draft Analyst's Tony Pauline gives Alexander a third-round supplemental grade.
Jun 23 - 6:21 PM

NBC Washington considers Rob Kelley on the roster bubble.

Kelley got some first-team reps this offseason but isn't a roster lock behind Derrius Guice, Chris Thompson, and Samaje Perine. He may not be higher than the No. 4 running back if he makes the team. Washington can save $630K from Kelley's release.
Jun 22 - 6:10 PM

NBC Washington's Rich Tandler expects the Redskins to cut Kevin Hogan.

The Redskins didn't give up much for Hogan, swapping sixth round picks before the draft. Hogan showed nothing in offseason workouts to move ahead of Colt McCoy for backup duties. With Alex Smith one of the most durable starters in the league, Washington should only carry two quarterbacks.
Jun 22 - 6:02 PM

Virginia Tech CB Adonis Alexander ran the 40-yard dash in 4.60 seconds at his Pro Day.

Alexander measured smaller than his college profile at 6-foot-2, 195 pounds. He also posted a 35.5-inch vertical and nine bench-press reps. Hyped as a Day 2 pick, Alexander is shaping as a late-round flyer. Alexander's middling Pro Day should solidify Western Michigan CB Sam Beal as this year's top supplemental prospect.
Jun 20 - 4:20 PM

Redskins signed third-round OT Geron Christian to a four-year contract.

Christian is an interesting prospect with long arms and solid measurables, but he needs to get stronger. The good news is he should get time to develop behind Trent Williams, Morgan Moses, and Ty Nsekhe. Washington now has their entire draft class under contract.
Jun 14 - 9:50 AM

Redskins LT Trent Williams (knee) said he is "very close" to 100 percent.

Williams is recovering from knee surgery he underwent in December. "I got the go-ahead to kind of do whatever I can without obviously being too aggressive on it," Williams said. "I’ll be ready before camp." Williams remains one of the best left tackles in the league, but he has not played 16 games since 2013 and just 22 the last two seasons. It would be a big boost to Washington's offensive line if he can get in a full season.
Jun 14 - 9:05 AM

Redskins DE Stacy McGee is recovering from groin surgery.

The details are unclear, but the team is unsure if McGee will be ready for the start of training camp. McGee signed a five-year, $25 million deal in March.
Jun 12 - 8:35 PM


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