Monday AM Pundits: Media comments on the Redskins win over the Cards

Monday AM Pundits:  Media comments on the Redskins win over the Cards

The Washington Redskins won their season openers over the Arizona Cardinals 24-6.  It was the first season opener win for head coach Jay Gruden.  Here is what the media had to say. MMQB, SI.com 4. Hey, that Washington football team in the NFC East is getting overlooked! Alex Smith and Adrian Peterson both looked great in their debuts against arguably one of the five worst teams in the NFL. Let’s check back in after the…

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Redskins Thumbs Up and Thumbs Down: Week One against the Cards

Redskins Thumbs Up and Thumbs Down:  Week One against the Cards

The Washington Redskins won their season opener 24-6 with a striking first half, that saw the Redskins dominated the time of possession 23:57 to 7:03.  QB Alex Smith completed 21 of 30 passes for 255 yards and 2 TD passes, in his first game as the Redskins signal caller.  Here are our Thumbs Up and Thumbs Down for week one. Redskins Thumbs Up RB Chris Thompson.  What a return game for Chris Thompson, coming back…

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Adrian Peterson to start for the Redskins

Adrian Peterson to start for the Redskins

The Washington Redskins have named RB Adrian Peterson the starter for the opener on Sunday.  Peterson was assigned late after the season ending injury to Derrius Guice. Peterson appeared one one preseason game for Washington.  In the third preseason game, Peterson was impressive, carrying the ball 11 times for 56 yards.  That is an average of 5.6 yards per carry.  Peterson will be backed up by Rob Kelly and Samaje Perine, with Chris Thompson returning…

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Redskins road to the 53 man roster

Redskins road to the 53 man roster

The Washington Redskins, along with the rest of the NFL, have to get down to the final 53 man roster today.  Here are the cuts we know. TE/FB J.P. Holtz S Quin Blanding LB Jerod Fernandez LB Cassanova McKinzy DL JoJo Wicker WR Brian Quick RB Kapri Bibbs OL John Kling OLB Vontae Diggs OLB Pete Robertson OL Isaiah Williams TE Matt Flanagan WR Dan Williams G Kyle Kalis OL T.J. Clemmings WR Shay Fields…

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Report: Redskins Release DB Scandrick

Report: Redskins Release DB Scandrick

The Washington Redskins have released CB Orlando Scandrick, according to media reports. #Redskins are releasing CB Orlando Scandrick, source says. Signed him to a two-year deal in the spring after getting cut by Dallas. Washington’s younger corners have impressed. Scandrick has a shot to latch on with another team looking for a veteran. — Mike Garafolo (@MikeGarafolo) August 14, 2018 There may be another roster move to be made in the near future at the…

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Redskins’ Derrius Guice to have MRI tomorrow

Redskins’ Derrius Guice to have MRI tomorrow

The Washington Redskins got a brief look at second round pick Derrius Guice as the feature running back.  He had a few good owner runs, including a sweet 34 yarder called back by penalty.  But then, the injury scare happened.  Fingers in DC will  crossed for Guice tomorrow, as he is expected to undergo a precautionary MRI on his knee. Guice exited Thursday’s preseason opener after being tackled on what should have been that 34-yard gain….

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Redskins v. Patriots Week One Preseason

Redskins v. Patriots Week One Preseason

The Washington Redskins face the New England Patriots tonight in week one of the NFL  preseason.  The Washington Redskins  enter the 2018 NFL season a different team than the 2017 Redskins.  At the keynote position, the Redskins added QB Alex Smith, acquired via trade with Kansas City, takes the helm at quarterback from the departed Kirk Cousins, who left via free agency for the Minnesota Vikings. The Redskins also boast a top quality draft, landing…

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Redskins ink most of their 2018 draft picks

Redskins ink most of their 2018 draft picks

UPDATE: Contract details are in for first round pick Da’Ron Payne.  Payne inked a 4 year, fully guaranteed deal with $14.4 million.  Additionally, there was a $8.56 salary bonus. — The Washington Redskins have signed all of their 2018 NFL draft selections, except for third round pick T Geron Christian.  Christian is expected to sign before the commencement of Organized Team Activities (OTAs).  Redskins moved swiftly to get the draft picks signed before OTAs and…

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Redskins coming up in second round, trade down with 49ers

Redskins coming up in second round, trade down with 49ers

The Washington Redskins traded down in the second round with the SF 49ers.  Redskins traded the 44th pick to the 49ers in exchange for the 59th pick and picking up the 49ers third round pick, the 74th overall pick. The trade makes sense for the Redskins, as they always desired to gain a third round pick back, which they lost in the trade with Kansas City for QB Alex Smith. The big question is what…

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