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Sat, 26 Mar 2016 14:43:38 -0700
Washington Redskins RB Matt Jones (hip) appears to be the prohibitive favorite to shoulder the load in 2016, according to head coach Jay Gruden.
"Matt played well and we're very excited about him; we let a heck of a running back, and a very productive running back (Alfred Morris), go because we have Matt. … We're taking a bit of a gamble here, but based on our professional opinion, we believe he can handle it and be very, very effective at it, toting the rock," Gruden said.
Fantasy Tip: General manager Scot McCloughan likely drafted Jones with the intention he would eventually become a carbon copy of Marshawn Lynch, who McCloughan traded for when he was in the Seattle Seahawks' front office. While Washington will probably let Chris Thompson and perhaps Pierre Thomas steal some occasional snaps in 2016, it appears Jones will be given a shot to be a featured back. Owners should view him as a solid RB2 - with RB1 upside - at the moment.
Sat, 19 Mar 2016 15:20:41 -0700
Washington Redskins RB Matt Jones is positioned to start 2016 as the team's every-down back, but he will need to cut down on his five fumbles (on 144 carries) during his rookie season - tied for the second-highest total in the NFL.
"When he's in traffic, he protects it pretty well, it's when he gets outside he gets a little bit loose with it and the guys that he doesn't see are the ones that pokes it away. So he's just got to be more secure with the ball all the time, not just when he's in traffic," Washington head coach Jay Gruden said.
Fantasy Tip: Jones had plenty of highs (123 yards rushing and two touchdowns in Week 2; 131 yards receiving and a score in Week 10) during his rookie season, but his inability to keep the ball secure forced him into a committee with Alfred Morris and Chris Thompson. Morris appears unlikely to return to the team and Thompson is recovering from shoulder surgery, so Jones will have plenty of time to make an impression this spring and summer. The second-year back is a high-upside RB2 at the moment.
Sun, 13 Dec 2015 15:52:33 -0800
Washington Redskins WR DeSean Jackson (knee) hurt his knee making a catch as he went out of bounds in the fourth quarter. Coach Jay Gruden said Jackson was sore but all right.
Fantasy Tip: Jackson ($6,000, 12.0% of cap) will be worth looking at in the next day or two to make sure he is just fine. Keep an eye on his progress.
Mon, 13 Apr 2015 23:13:29 -0700
Washington State QB Connor Halliday will visit the Washington Redskins this week to meet with general manager Scot McCloughan and head coach Jay Gruden.
Wed, 18 Feb 2015 10:16:43 -0800
Washington Redskins QB Robert Griffin III will go into the season as the team's starting quarterback, according to head coach Jay Gruden.
Fantasy Tip: Owners should probably not count on Griffin as their starting quarterback heading into next season, but he probably should be considered as a No. 2 quarterback option on draft day. He also could have good value in FantasyScore depending on the price and matchup.
Mon, 12 Jan 2015 03:41:13 -0800
Sources indicate Washington Redskins head coach Jay Gruden will have autonomy when it comes to hiring his next defensive coordinator. "The head coach hires all the coaches," Redskins general manager Scot McCloughan said.
Sat, 27 Dec 2014 04:13:17 -0800
Washington Redskins head coach Jay Gruden would prefer defensive coordinator Jim Haslett to remain with the team, but the call on whether to keep him will be made by upper management.
Tue, 16 Dec 2014 06:03:34 -0800
Updating previous reports, Washington Redskins head coach Jay Gruden has been informed he'll return for 2015.
Tue, 16 Dec 2014 02:49:55 -0800
Washington Redskins head coach Jay Gruden will be retained as coach for the 2015 season, according to sources.
Tue, 09 Dec 2014 03:16:05 -0800
Washington Redskins coach Jay Gruden has not spoken to anyone from the University of Michigan regarding that school's coaching vacancy.
Sat, 06 Dec 2014 16:22:53 -0800
The Washington Redskins may fire head coach Jay Gruden after the season. Multiple team employees revealed that Gruden is done with QB Robert Griffin III's spotlight-craving antics and shortcomings in the pocket. An unnamed Redskins official leaked a report that Griffin could start again this season, which lends credibility to the thought that owner Daniel Snyder and general manager Bruce Allen are still in Griffin's court. Gruden believes he needs a clean break from Griffin to focus on fixing Washington's 3-9 team. And if Snyder and Allen commit to Griffin as the starter in 2015, Gruden could be "one and done," a team official said.
Wed, 26 Nov 2014 09:58:05 -0800
Updating a previous report, Washington Redskins QB Colt McCoy will start past Week 13 if he plays well, although the move may not be permanent. According to head coach Jay Gruden, McCoy gives the team the best chance to win now.
Fantasy Tip: McCoy is a cheap option in FantasyScore with a price $3,700, but you should look for more reliable options for just a bit more money.
Fri, 24 Oct 2014 10:48:50 -0700
A decision on if Washington Redskins QB Robert Griffin III (ankle) will play in Week 8 will come Monday, Oct. 27, according to head coach Jay Gruden.
Fantasy Tip: It would seem very unlikely that Griffin would be ready to go this week, and with a Monday night game, it is too risky to put him in your lineup. Look elsewhere in FantasyScore this week.
Thu, 23 Oct 2014 12:11:02 -0700
Washington Redskins LB Perry Riley (knee) will start as soon as he is healthy enough to do so, according to head coach Jay Gruden.
Tue, 23 Sep 2014 11:48:19 -0700
Washington Redskins head coach Jay Gruden did not rule out QB Kirk Cousins permanently replacing QB Robert Griffin III at quarterback. "Crazy things have happened in NFL," Gruden said. "I'm not going to discount anything"
Fantasy Tip: This will something to monitor as RG3 gets closer to being ready to go, even though it is probably a bit of a long shot at the moment that a permanent switch happens.
Thu, 14 Aug 2014 20:33:02 -0700
Washington Redskins RB Alfred Morris could catch between 20-25 passes this season, according to head coach Jay Gruden.
Fantasy Tip: While Morris is going to see some extra work in the passing game, 20-25 catches doesn't change is value much, even in PPR leagues. Consider him a RB2.
Sat, 09 Aug 2014 23:49:53 -0700
Washington Redskins WR Aldrick Robinson took advantage of WR DeSean Jackson and WR Pierre Garcon sitting down for the first preseason game, and his performance impressed Redskins coach Jay Gruden. "Aldrick Robinson, he just continues to make play after play after play," Gruden said.
Thu, 17 Jul 2014 11:22:56 -0700
Washington Redskins WR Ryan Grant is likely to make the roster, in the opinion of Rich Tandler of ESPN Washington. Grant received praise from head coach Jay Gruden during offseason activities. "He plays like a 10-year veteran already," Gruden said.
Thu, 03 Jul 2014 11:24:44 -0700
Washington Redskins QB Robert Griffin III praised new head coach Jay Gruden and general manager Bruce Allen for putting the right people in the locker room in 2014. "What I think is going to help us most this year is that everybody in that building is going to be for us being successful and for us winning," Griffin said. "There are no ulterior motives. That will be great. Jay has been phenomenal. (General manager) Bruce Allen has done great job of getting the right guys in that locker room. I tip my hat to them. They have given us everything we need to be successful. We're going to work our butts off for them."
Tue, 17 Jun 2014 09:20:51 -0700
Washington Redskins LB Brian Orakpo (illness) is dealing with a cold and could have strep throat, according to head coach Jay Gruden. Orakpo is likely to sit out the rest of the week.
Tue, 17 Jun 2014 09:20:23 -0700
Washington Redskins DE Jason Hatcher (knee) is dealing with pain and swelling in his knee. Hatcher will undergo an MRI and other tests to find out what is wrong, but head coach Jay Gruden feels like he will be ready for training camp.
Sun, 15 Jun 2014 23:59:15 -0700
Despite a lackluster 2013 season, the Washington Redskins remain high on FS Bacarri Rambo. "He's got great ball skills," said Washington head coach Jay Gruden. "He's not afraid to tackle. He's got to do a better job tackling. Obviously, we missed too many tackles as a group last year, not just him but everybody, so we think he's progressing nicely."
Fri, 06 Jun 2014 12:56:06 -0700
Washington Redskins head coach Jay Gruden said he is unsure if WR DeSean Jackson (hamstring) will participate in practice next week. The team does not want to rush him back and make a hamstring injury worse.
Sun, 18 May 2014 08:29:00 -0700
Washington Redskins head coach Jay Gruden said CB Tracy Porter (torn labrum) is still recovering from a torn labrum that required surgery. Porter can run but is not participating in offseason activities.
Sat, 10 May 2014 15:39:22 -0700
The Washington Redskins head coach Jay Gruden said the team feels pretty good about the outside linebacker position, so it does not appear that the team would be interested in Missouri DE Michael Sam.
Sun, 19 Jan 2014 17:16:05 -0800
Washington Redskins head coach Jay Gruden's five-year contract is fully guaranteed, and he is scheduled to make over $20 million.
Sun, 12 Jan 2014 08:51:50 -0800
The San Francisco 49ers are unhappy with the Washington Redskins because the Redskins did not cancel their interviews with 49ers offensive coordinator Greg Roman and defensive coordinator Vic Fangio before hiring head coach Jay Gruden. Roman and Fangio were preparing for their interviews Thursday, Jan. 9, which was the day the Redskins hired Gruden.
Fri, 10 Jan 2014 17:14:45 -0800
Washington Redskins defensive coordinator Jim Haslett is likely to be back on head coach Jay Gruden's new coaching staff in 2014, according to beat writer Brian McNally. Tight ends coach Sean McVay is also expected to be retained. Both coaches remain under contract.
Thu, 09 Jan 2014 19:28:23 -0800
Washington Redskins head coach Jay Gruden said he will call the offensive plays next season.
Thu, 09 Jan 2014 16:56:11 -0800
Washington Redskins QB Robert Griffin III said he is excited about the hiring of head coach Jay Gruden and looking forward to working with him.
Thu, 09 Jan 2014 13:21:30 -0800
Washington Redskins new head coach Jay Gruden said he's inclined to stick with a 3-4 defense.
Thu, 09 Jan 2014 12:15:54 -0800
Washington Redskins QB Robert Griffin III would prefer to run a pro-style offense, and not run read-option running plays. A pro-style offense should work with new head coach Jay Gruden.
Thu, 09 Jan 2014 09:11:16 -0800
The agent for Washington Redskins head coach Jay Gruden said getting to work with QB Robert Griffin III was a large selling point for Gruden picking the Redskins.
Thu, 09 Jan 2014 07:09:19 -0800
Updating an earlier report, Washington Redskins head coach Jay Gruden signed a five-year deal.
Thu, 09 Jan 2014 06:29:10 -0800
The Washington Redskins hired Cincinnati Bengals offensive coordinator Jay Gruden as their new head coach.
Thu, 09 Jan 2014 05:58:00 -0800
Updating an earlier report, the Washington Redskins are working out the final details on a contract to hire Jay Gruden as their new head coach.
Thu, 09 Jan 2014 05:36:00 -0800
The Washington Redskins are progressing towards a deal with Cincinnati Bengals offensive coordinator Jay Gruden to be their new head coach. Negotiations are at a sensitive stage and could unravel at any time, according to a source.
Wed, 08 Jan 2014 19:41:12 -0800
Cincinnati Bengals offensive coordinator Jay Gruden met with the Tennessee Titans Tuesday, Jan. 7, about their vacant head coaching job, and he is expected to meet with the Minnesota Vikings Thursday, Jan. 9, concerning their vacancy.
Wed, 08 Jan 2014 18:07:04 -0800
The agent for Cincinnati Bengals offensive coordinator Jay Gruden said Wednesday, Jan. 8, that his client will interview with the Detroit Lions Friday, Jan. 10, for the vacant head coaching position.
Wed, 08 Jan 2014 13:29:21 -0800
The Washington Redskins concluded their interview with Cincinnati Bengals offensive coordinator Jay Gruden for the team's head coaching position Wednesday, Jan. 8.
Wed, 08 Jan 2014 11:40:59 -0800
The Washington Redskins are believed to be very interested in Cincinnati Bengals offensive coordinator Jay Gruden for their head coaching position. A source said Gruden may be more interested in the Tennessee Titans head coaching position, but that owner Daniel Snyder may make a financial offer that Gruden can't refuse.
Tue, 07 Jan 2014 15:00:42 -0800
The Tennessee Titans interviewed Cincinnati Bengals offensive coordinator Jay Gruden for their head coaching position Tuesday, Jan. 7. Gruden will interview for the same position with the Washington Redskins Wednesday, Jan. 8, and for the Minnesota Vikings Thursday, Jan. 9.
Tue, 07 Jan 2014 08:20:52 -0800
The Minnesota Vikings are set to interview Cincinnati Bengals offensive coordinator Jay Gruden Thursday, Jan. 9, for their head coaching vacancy.
Mon, 06 Jan 2014 14:06:27 -0800
The Tennessee Titans have received permission to interview Cincinnati Bengals offensive coordinator Jay Gruden for their head coaching position. The interview will occur at some point this week.
Mon, 06 Jan 2014 12:14:21 -0800
Cincinnati Bengals offensive coordinator Jay Gruden seemed unsure if he'd interview for the Detroit Lions' head coaching position. Gruden is interested in the vacant head coaching positions for the Minnesota Vikings, Tennessee Titans and Washington Redskins.
Mon, 06 Jan 2014 07:40:42 -0800
Four teams have requested permission to interview Cincinnati Bengals offensive coordinator Jay Gruden. The Washington Redskins, Minnesota Vikings, Detroit Lions and Tennessee Titans are those teams.
Mon, 06 Jan 2014 02:50:51 -0800
The Cincinnati Bengals' playoff loss leaves three of their assistant coaches — offensive coordinator Jay Gruden, defensive coordinator Mike Zimmer and offensive assistant Hue Jackson — available to be interviewed immediately and potentially hired by interested teams with head coaching vacancies. All three are potential candidates for the Washington Redskins' vacant head coaching job.
Sun, 05 Jan 2014 10:52:27 -0800
Cincinnati Bengals owner Mike Brown wanted to draft QB Colin Kaepernick, but was overruled by new offensive coordinator Jay Gruden, who wanted to draft QB Andy Dalton.
Sun, 05 Jan 2014 08:26:23 -0800
The Cleveland Browns are expected to interview Cincinnati Bengals offensive coordinator Jay Gruden for their head coaching position.
Sun, 05 Jan 2014 08:23:02 -0800
The Washington Redskins are believed to have Cincinnati Bengals offensive coordinator Jay Gruden as one of the top candidates for their head coaching position.