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Free agent RB Adrian Peterson will visit the Redskins on Monday.

Orleans Darkwa and Jamaal Charles worked out for Washington on Sunday. The Redskins are desperate for healthy bodies at running back following injuries to Derrius Guice (ACL), Samaje Perine (ankle) and Byron Marshall (ankle). Peterson looked like he was on his last leg in 2017, averaging a pedestrian 3.39 yards per carry over 10 games for New Orleans and Arizona. Obviously Peterson is a big name and a likely Hall of Famer, though at this point in his career, it's doubtful the 33-year-old would be an upgrade on current starter Rob Kelley.
Aug 19 - 3:16 PM

Free agent RB Jamaal Charles will visit the Redskins on Sunday.

Former Giant Orleans Darkwa is also in town for a visit. Washington's backfield is running on fumes right now with Derrius Guice (ACL), Samaje Perine (ankle) and Byron Marshall (ankle) all sidelined. Despite averaging a healthy 4.3 yards per carry for Denver last year, Charles has attracted minimal interest on the open market. The 31-year-old would give the Redskins a much-needed healthy body, though it's unlikely he'd become a fantasy factor in Washington.
Aug 19 - 10:20 AM

Chiefs signed CB Orlando Scandrick, formerly of the Redskins, to a one-year, $1.5 million contract.

Scandrick was let go by Washington last week. He fills a need for the Chiefs, who are looking thin in the secondary following the offseason departures of Marcus Peters (traded to the Rams) and Terrence Mitchell (signed with Cleveland). Steven Nelson's concussion Friday night likely created an even greater sense of urgency. In KC, Scandrick will be a candidate to back up Kendall Fuller at slot corner.
Aug 19 - 8:26 AM

Free agent RB Orleans Darkwa will work out for the Redskins on Sunday.

The Redskins are desperate for running backs with Samaje Perine and Byron Marshall going down last week. Coming off a career 2017, there hasn't been much interest in Darkwa due to May leg surgery but he's fully healthy. He would give Washington a veteran to push Rob Kelley.
Aug 18 - 8:24 PM

Coach Jay Gruden said Samaje Perine is "OK" after twisting his ankle Thursday.

"Looks like it was OK. Twisted ankle for Samaje," Gruden said. Perine was seen in a walking boot after the game, but the Skins seem to be downplaying the injury at this time. RB Byron Marshall exited the game with a lower leg injury later on as well, leaving Rob Kelley, Chris Thompson, Kapri Bibbs, and Martez Carter as the club's only healthy backs. With rookie Derrius Guice already out for the year, Kelley is slowly entering the conversation as a viable late-round flier.
Aug 17 - 8:34 AM

NBC Sports Washington's JP Finlay reports the Redskins "reached out" to free agent CB Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie.

Rodgers-Cromartie visited the Seahawks over the weekend, but he left without a contract. Washington says they cut Orlando Scandrick because they were happy with their young corners, but they still might want some veteran insurance.
Aug 14 - 12:00 PM

Redskins released CB Orlando Scandrick.

The former Cowboy received a $1 million signing bonus when he joined Washington in March, so the Redskins are eating a significant investment to let him go. NFL Network's Mike Garafolo reports Washington is impressed with their younger corners, but it is possible the oft-injured Scandrick just is not healthy. He should get a look from several teams in the next week.
Aug 14 - 8:50 AM

Redskins DT Da'Ron Payne returned to practice Saturday.

Payne was sidelined the past two weeks with an ankle injury. Although he'll practice leading up to Washington's next contest versus the Jets Thursday, HC Jay Gruden is unsure if Payne will play. He's expected to start at nose tackle in Week 1.
Aug 11 - 1:56 PM

Redskins HC Jay Gruden said WR Josh Doctson will be "most dangerous" in the red zone this upcoming season.

Gruden continued that Doctson didn't receive red zone opportunities in the past for a variety of reasons. It's an odd statement since Doctson led Washington with 15 red zone targets and six receiving touchdowns just last year. With more scoring opportunities potentially on the horizon, Doctson will certainly need to improve on his 44.9% catch rate in 2017 to have significant fantasy value.
Jul 28 - 9:56 AM

Redskins DT Da'Ron Payne will miss two to three weeks after injuring his ankle during practice Friday.

"He's in great shape so it's not a big deal," head coach Jay Gruden said. "He's already very smart and knows the defense." Payne was the first 2018 first-rounder to sign his rookie deal and is expected to start at nose tackle once he returns from injury.
Jul 28 - 9:36 AM

Redskins waived RB Keith Marshall.

A hyped 2016 seventh-round pick out of Georgia, Marshall could never stay on the field in two camps with Washington. He tore the UCL in his elbow as a rookie and ruptured his patellar tendon last August 1.
Jul 25 - 8:20 PM

Redskins released OG Orlando Franklin.

A 16-game starter for the Chargers in 2016, Franklin made just one 2017 appearance. He signed a reserve/future deal in January. 2018 will be Franklin's age-31 campaign.
May 3 - 4:23 PM

Redskins waived/released S James Sample, DL Montori Hughes, LB Cassanova McKinzy, DT A.J. Francis, and TE Chris Bazile.

These are routine post-draft cuts to make room for Washington's draft class and undrafted free agent signings. DT Terrell McClain was already released.
Apr 30 - 4:34 PM

Redskins released DL Terrell McClain.

McClain signed a "four-year, $21 million" contract last year which reportedly included guaranteed money this season, but ESPN's John Keim reports McClain's $3.25 million base salary was not guaranteed. Either way, McClain is looking for work following a lackluster one-year stop in Washington. DL A.J. Francis was also cut.
Source: ESPN
Apr 30 - 12:31 PM

According to Mike Jones of USA Today, free agent Dez Bryant is not on the Redskins' "radar."

After being released by Dallas on Friday, Bryant said, "I'll see you guys twice this year," implying his desire to sign with another team in the NFC East. Apparently that team won't be the Redskins, who are planning to stand pat with Josh Doctson, Jamison Crowder and Paul Richardson as their top receivers. Bryant isn't the player he once was, falling short of 1,000 yards in three straight seasons while also leading the league in drops in 2017. Despite this, the 29-year-old is still a proven touchdown scorer and shouldn't struggle for interest on the open market.
Apr 13 - 2:54 PM

Free agent DE Benson Mayowa is visiting the Cardinals on Thursday.

Mayowa previously visited with the Redskins, Seahawks, Colts, and Jets. He led Dallas with six sacks in 2016 but only recorded one last season. The Cardinals have also hosted Connor Barwin among available edge rushers.
Apr 12 - 7:56 PM

Redskins waived QB Stephen Morris.

Morris signed a reserve/future deal in January, but he was surplus to requirements after Washington traded for Kevin Hogan. Morris could get some looks in the waiver process from teams looking for a camp arm.
Apr 9 - 9:53 AM

Titans signed ILB Will Compton, formerly of the Redskins.

The Titans lost stud ILB Avery Williams to the Jets in free agency. Wesley Woodyard is still in the building, but second-year ILB Jayon Brown and veteran Compton figure to compete for the other starting job next to Woodyard. Compton is recovering from a Lisfranc injury suffered in November.
Apr 2 - 6:20 PM

Redskins waived RB LeShun Daniels.

With the Redskins in an injury crunch last season, Daniels was active four times down the stretch, receiving three carries. He's a second-year UDFA out of Iowa. Daniels is purely a two-down back.
Mar 29 - 3:40 PM

Broncos acquired S Su'a Cravens and 2018 fourth- and fifth-round picks from the Redskins in exchange for a 2018 fourth-round pick and two fifth-rounders.

There were five draft picks involved in this deal, but the Broncos essentially only gave up a fifth-rounder for Cravens, who walked away from the Redskins ahead of last season, citing health and personal reasons. Cravens figures to be a third safety and linebacker playing heavy sub-package snaps.
Mar 28 - 11:49 AM

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