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Washington Redskins lose again, and it's now officially time to be very nervous

Yahoo! Sports (blog): Trailing 33-7 to Philadelphia in the season opener seemed to be a pretty low point for the Washington Redskins, but they managed to get lower in Week 2. (USA Today Sports Images). Green Bay led 38-7 late in the third quarter on Sunday. Even worse, the ...
Tight ends could help Redskins compensate for lack of size at wide receiver

- 2 months ago @ washingtonpost.com: Washington Redskins officials entered the NFL draft hoping to add a big-target wide receiver, but ultimately decided not to pull the trigger on any of the players that both fit that description and remained available at the time of their selections ...

Redskins cut wide receiver David Gettis

- 2 months ago @ washingtonpost.com: But the Redskins elected not to keep him on the roster. The Redskins also waived place kicker Jake Rogers, who signed this offseason. Seventh-round pick Zach Hocker will compete with veteran Kai Forbath. Have a question about the Redskins? Send an ...

The Redskins probably should have traded Kirk Cousins

- 2 months ago @ washingtonpost.com: The Redskins drafted Cousins with the seventh choice in the fourth round of the 2012 draft out of Michigan State. At the time it caused a stir, but Mike Shanahan, the team's head coach at the time, was quick to make his preference known. “Any time you ...

What they said about the Redskins' draft

- 2 months ago @ washingtonpost.com: Kiper gave the Redskins a C-plus, which was lower than 23 other teams – including all three NFC East foes. I don't have a problem with the grade and it's the highest you can go at this point; it suggests there are some intriguing picks yet no one you ...

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What to expect: Redskins' run game

Two years ago the Washington Redskins had one of the most potent running games in the NFL, a mix of conventional and new school with the zone read option. It worked. They led the NFL in rushing yards, were second in yards per carry and gained more first downs than any team courtesy of the run. It wasn’t just the zone read. While the Redskins averaged 6.18 yards per carry with that tactic, they ...

What to expect: Redskins' run game

ESPN (blog): Two years ago the Washington Redskins had one of the most potent running games in the NFL, a mix of conventional and new school with the zone read option. It worked. They led the NFL in rushing yards, were second in yards per carry and gained more ...

Redskins Blog: Brandon Jenkins: From draft steal to roster long shot in one year

Outside linebacker was a steal as a fifth-rounder in 2013, but now faces a crowd jockeying for similar roles.

Washington Redskins 2014 Player Profile: Adrian Robinson, Outside Linebacker

Hogs Haven: The pass rushing department should be the strength of the 2014 Washington Redskins defense. The Outside Linebackers are certainly one of the strengths of the team. With guys like Brian Orakpo, Ryan Kerrigan, Trent Murphy, Rob Jackson, and Brandon ...

Redskins depth chart analysis: Cornerback

Over the next few weeks, Insiders Tarik El-Bashir and Rich Tandler will be taking a close look at the Redskins' depth chart, dissecting each position. Some spots are straightforward. Others are more complicated. This much, however, is not up for debate ...

Moves WAS Should Have Made in Offseason

Bleacher Report: There were opportunities for the Redskins to acquire punt/kick return specialists this offseason. Despite his fumbling issues with the Denver Broncos, Trindon Holliday had three kickoff returns of 40 yards or more and three punt returns of 40 yards or ...

OPEN THREAD: Better free agency period for Wizards or Redskins?

Early in free agency, the Redskins made a similar move as the Wizards to keep one of their own in outside linebacker Brian Orakpo. 'Rak did not get a long-term contract like Gortat, but he will be back with Washington this season, as the 'Skins stated ...

Training camp will tell a lot about the Redskins

Washington Post: Training camp won't be a mystery for the Redskins this year. For once, this preseason will foretell Washington's fate in the fall. The Redskins were 4-0 last preseason only to go 3-13 in the regular season. Hence, the preseason proved nothing. Former ...

AS THE NAME OF OUR FOOTBALL..

Redskins exec says team's name 'respectful'

Yahoo Sports: Washington (AFP) - Washington Redskins president Bruce Allen has responded to a call by US lawmakers to change the NFL team's name, saying the moniker is "respectful" to Native Americans. "Our use of 'Redskins' as the name of our football team for ...

NFL roundup: Redskins' Allen responds to senators

Washington Redskins president Bruce Allen defended the team's name in a letter to Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid on Saturday. Allen's letter was in response to the 49 U.S. Senators who urged NFL commissioner Roger Goodell earlier this week to change the name of the team because they believe the name "Redskins" is a racial slur. "Our use of 'Redskins' as the name of our football team for more ...

NAME OF THE WASHINGTON REDSKINS..

The 81-Year-Old Newspaper Article That Destroys The Redskins' Justification

ThinkProgress: As challenges against the name of the Washington Redskins have persisted for more than four decades, the teams ownership and management has held on to a consistent story: that the team changed its original name — the Boston Braves — to the Boston ...

NFLPA's DeMaurice Smith says Redskins name conveys 'racial insensitivity'

DeMaurice Smith, the executive director of the NFL Players Association, said Thursday that the team name of the Washington Redskins conveys “racial insensitivity.” Smith, in a written statement issued to The Washington Post by the players' union in ...

TEAM TO CHANGE ITS..

Redskins realize lobbying isn't just a legislative thing

Washington Post: The Redskins made the move a week after 50 senators wrote to the NFL commissioner urging the league to press the team to change its name. But is this really a moment when lobbyists can make a difference? After all, most of the debate has been raging ...

A Simple Yet Strong Solution To Washington Redskins Name Controversy

CBS Local: BOSTON (CBS) — When half of the United States Senate writes a letter urging your football team to change its name, you've got yourself a situation. So make no mistake about it: The Washington Redskins have themselves a situation. The push to change ...

Redskins hired firm to defend name

Washington Redskins owner Dan Snyder hired a lobbying firm in May to defend and preserve the franchise's controversial name. With Senate majority leader Harry Reid leading push to persuade the team to change its name -- 49 other senators supported a leader sent to the Redskins asking them to consider a different name -- Snyder and management hired McGuireWoods Consulting according to a lobbying ...

REDSKINS SHOULD CHANGE THEIR NAME..

Eric Holder says Redskins should change their name

People keep asking important politicians questions about the Redskins name, and important politicians keep answering the questions. The latest came Sunday on ABC's “This Week,” when Attorney General Eric Holder — a longtime Washington resident ...

DC Sports Bog: Eric Holder says Redskins should change their name

Attorney General counts himself among the opponents of the team name.

PATENT AND TRADEMARK OFFICE..

Federal judge forbids use of 'Redskins' in court documents

Washington Post: The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office isn't the only federal authority that has taken a stance against the name of the Washington Redskins. A federal judge in Maryland issued a ruling last week that purposely did not contain the team's name, which has ...

John McCain would 'probably change the name' of the Washington Redskins

USA TODAY: Last week, the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office canceled six federal trademark registrations owned by the Washington Redskins, finding that their nickname was “disparaging of Native Americans.” McCain was asked his opinion on the matter. “I don't think ...

Dispute over Redskins team name reaches tipping point

Boston Globe: The decision by the US Patent and Trademark Office to cancel protection for the name Washington Redskins sparked a debate on whether the patent office is the best place to decide whether the team name disparages Native Americans. It isn't. But rather ...

Government overreach in Redskins case?

The US Patent and Trademark Office decision to cancel the Washington Redskins trademarks because they are offensive has some conservatives crying foul.

FedEx Could Be Dragged into Redskins’ Name Spat

The Washington Redskins will likely spend the next year or more appealing a recent ruling by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office revoking the team’s trademarks on the grounds that they are disparaging to Native Americans. It seems unlikely, given the First Amendment, that any federal legal authority will ever be able to truly force the Washington Redskins to change their name to something that ...

OWNER DAN SNYDER..

A New Name for the Redskins

Politico: Recently, I came up with what I think is a great new name for the Redskins. After mulling it over for a few weeks I called and left a message for Tony Wyllie, head of communications for the team, to see if he would pass on my idea to owner Dan Snyder ...

John Oliver takes on the Redskins and Dan Snyder (Video)

A week after crushing FIFA, the "Last Week Tonight" host dubs Washington Redskins owner Dan Snyder as "Chief Runs Without Compass." Click here for the video (which includes some NSFW language). Aaron Blake covers national politics and writes ...

Al Michaels: Debate over Redskins name is 'nuts'

NBC “Sunday Night Football” play-by-play announcer Al Michaels says the debate over changing the Washington Redskins’ team name is “nuts” — and that Redskins owner Dan Snyder likely won’t ever give into demands for a switch.

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