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By Vito Stellino and Vito Stellino,Staff Writer | April 27, 1992
HERNDON, Va. -- The Washington Redskins and Desmond Howard now can compare trophies.The Redskins became the first Super Bowl champion to draft the Heisman Trophy winner yesterday when they made what coach Joe Gibbs called a "bold move" by making a deal to jump into the fourth spot in the draft.The Redskins, worried that the Green Bay Packers were going to draft Howard in the fifth spot, leapfrogged above them by dealing their two first-round picks -- sixth and 28th -- and their third-round choice (84th)
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Sports Digest | October 14, 2014
In the wake of his team's fourth straight loss and its 13th in 14 games, Washington Redskins coach Jay Gruden addressed a host of problems during his Monday news conference, including potential lineup changes and the need for vast improvement in third-down efficiency and the running game. Gruden did not specify which players or positions might be in flux but said he does not intend to replace starting quarterback Kirk Cousins with third-stringer Colt McCoy . In Sunday's 30-20 loss to the Arizona Cardinals, the Redskins' ninth defeat in a row on the road, Cousins threw three interceptions in the fourth quarter.
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December 19, 1990
Tight end Ken Whisenhunt, who was cut by Washington at the end of training camp, was signed by the team.The Redskins added Whisenhunt because two of their tight ends, Jimmie Johnson and John Brandes, have been bothered with pinched nerves in their shoulders and coach Joe Gibbs wanted more depth at the position for Saturday's game at the Indianapolis Colts.To make room for Whisenhunt, who spent one week with the Raiders during the season, the Redskins cut offensive lineman Scott Beavers. They claimed him off waivers last week from the Denver Broncos.
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By Liz Clarke and The Washington Post | October 13, 2014
GLENDALE, Ariz.  - With the losses mounting, first-year coach Jay Gruden recently conceded that the Washington Redskins are a team still searching for its identity. After Sunday's mistake-filled 30-20 loss to the Arizona Cardinals, that identity had taken indisputable shape. The Redskins are a team with no shortage of offensive weapons but one that misfires with fatal frequency. And backup quarterback Kirk Cousins is its chief liability. After keeping Washington in contention through the first half and trailing just 14-13 at the break, Cousins short-circuited instead of rallying when it mattered most.
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By Vito Stellino and Vito Stellino,Staff Writer | October 5, 1993
MIAMI -- The Washington Redskins couldn't beat Dan Marino with two quarterbacks last night.Redskins coach Richie Petitbon pulled Cary Conklin after the first drive of the third quarter for Rich Gannon, but the move didn't stop the Redskins from a 17-10 loss to the Miami Dolphins at Joe Robbie Stadium before 68,568 fans.Conklin was yanked with the Redskins trailing 14-3, and Gannon directed one touchdown drive that cut the deficit to 14-10, but the Redskins got no closer.Marino, who gave the Dolphins a 14-0 lead with touchdowns on their first two possessions, directed a drive that ended with a 37-yard Pete Stoyanovich field goal with 3:58 left.
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By Vito Stellino and Vito Stellino,Staff Writer | October 9, 1993
The Washington Redskins quarterback situation became a bit more complicated yesterday.Coach Richie Petitbon announced that backup quarterback Rich Gannon didn't take any snaps yesterday because of a sore foot he suffered in the 17-10 loss to the Miami Dolphins Monday night.The Redskins hadn't previously announced that Gannon was injured, and practices have been closed to reporters this week.The Redskins, who apparently thought the injury would heal more quickly, decided to list Gannon as probable for tomorrow's game against the New York Giants.
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December 9, 2012
It's probably fair to predict that the CBS broadcast crew will spend a lot of time talking up Robert Griffin III, who is - quite rightfully - the flavor of the month in the NFL. But look for today's game to be decided by Joe Flacco, whose ability to move the ball against a vulnerable Redskins defense will determine who leaves Fedex Field with a victory. The Redskins are a slight favorite going into the game because of the home-field advantage, but it's not really a big home-field advantage.
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By Vito Stellino and Vito Stellino,Staff Writer | August 20, 1993
CARLISLE, Pa. -- Quarterbacks Cary Conklin and Chris Hakel couldn't celebrate the closing of the Washington Redskins' training camp yesterday.Conklin found out he's going to have a veteran looking over his shoulder this year, and Hakel discovered he soon will be looking for a new job.Those were the ramifications of the Redskins' trade yesterday, when they sent a conditional 1994 fifth-round draft pick to the Minnesota Vikings for veteran quarterback Rich...
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August 25, 2011
Redskins 7, Ravens 0 First quarter: 12:40 DeAngelo Hall intercepted Joe Flacco for 52 yards (Graham Gano made PAT)   Redskins 14, Ravens 0 First quarter: 3:35 Tim Hightower 37 yard run (Graham Gano made PAT)   Redskins 14, Ravens 7 Second quarter: 12:09 Ray Rice 3 yard run (Billy Cundiff made PAT)   Redskins 14, Ravens 14 Second quarter: 5:41 Lee Evans 35 yard pass from Joe Flacco (Billy Cundiff made PAT)
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By The Washington Post | March 4, 2010
Quarterback Jason Campbell was among a handful of players tendered offers by the Redskins on Wednesday, signaling a likely return to Washington next season. But for many, a contract extension or a chance to field offers on the open market would be preferred. "You talk about it and you just try to deal with it. But some guys are like, 'Man, this is tough to have it happen this year,' " said linebacker Rocky McIntosh, who was also tendered. "Guys don't know how much longer they can play at this level.
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Sports Digest | October 4, 2014
Bcheng Redskins' Paul cleared for contact, set to play Monday NFL: The NFL has cleared Washington Redskins tight end Niles Paul for contact, and Paul practiced fully Friday. The fourth-year veteran suffered a concussion in the Sept. 25 game against the New York Giants and is expected to play in Monday's game against the Seattle Seahawks. Tight end Jordan Reed remained limited in practice with a hamstring strain he suffered in the first quarter of the season opener. His availability for Monday remains uncertain.
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Sports Digest | September 22, 2014
Washington Redskins cornerback DeAngelo Hall said Sunday that the team's medical staff believes he tore his left Achilles tendon early in the second quarter of the team's 37-34 loss to the Philadelphia Eagles. The 11th-year veteran suffered the injury on a play that occurred away from the ball. He said he believed his foot was stepped on as he ran. Immediately after the play, Hall lay, writhing in pain, near the right side of the field, the opposite side of the field from where Eagles running back Darren Sproles had been tackled.
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By Jeff Barker and The Baltimore Sun | September 21, 2014
Several U.S. senators have proposed stripping the NFL of its tax-exempt status — a warning analysts say the image-damaged league can't afford to ignore even if the threat proves hollow. Just as it did during Major League Baseball's steroid scandal nearly a decade ago, Congress is using its bully pulpit — and threatening legislation — to prod change on another of the nation's pastimes. Lawmakers introduced bills last week threatening to revoke the league's tax exemption for two different reasons.
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By Aaron Wilson and The Baltimore Sun | August 30, 2014
The NFL has upheld Washington Redskins safety Brandon Meriweather's two-game suspension for an illegal hit on Ravens wide receiver Torrey Smith during the teams' preseason matchup. Meriweather was penalized for hitting a defenseless receiver in the head-and-neck area when he struck Smith in the second quarter during the Ravens' 23-17 victory. Smith was unhurt on the play. Meriweather also legally hit Ravens running back Bernard Pierce in the head, causing a concussion and forcing him out of the game.
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By Aaron Wilson and The Baltimore Sun | August 29, 2014
Ravens Pro Bowl defensive tackle Haloti Ngata has been fined $8,268 by the NFL for kicking Washington Redskins offensive guard Shawn Lauvao, according to a league spokesman. The fine is for unnecessary roughness. Ngata wasn't penalized on the play. Ngata kicked Lauvao after Lauvao crushed Ravens cornerback Dominique Franks toward the end of a 19-yard run by Redskins running back Alfred Morris in the first quarter. "When I saw Lauvao do that, I kind of was just [upset]
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By Aaron Wilson and The Baltimore Sun | August 25, 2014
The NFL has suspended Washington Redskins safety Brandon Meriweather for two games for an illegal hit on Ravens wide receiver Torrey Smith. Meriweather was penalized for a personal foul for hitting a defenseless receiver in the head and neck area when he struck Smith in the second quarter Saturday night during the Ravens' 23-17 victory. Smith was unhurt on the play. Meriweather also hit Ravens running back Bernard Pierce in the head, causing a concussion and forcing him out of the game, but it was a legal hit. This marks Meriweather's sixth violation of unnecessary roughness rules regarding hits to defenseless players and impermissible use of the helmet.
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By Matt Vensel | August 25, 2011
The Ravens ran up the score -- and ramped up their performance -- in a 31-13 preseason win over the Chiefs last week. On Thursday night, they will try to keep it going against the Redskins, who are making the short drive from D.C. to M&T Bank Stadium. This is not a rivalry game, as much as some would like it to be . It's an exhibition between two football teams based in close proximity that have no ill will toward each other. So while insults will be slung around in the bleachers and punches might be thrown again in the concourse , Thursday's game will be all business for the Ravens and the Redskins as they prepare for the regular season.
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The Baltimore Sun | December 6, 2012
Kevin Cowherd Redskins 27, Ravens 21 The Redskins are on a roll with three straight wins, aiming for the NFC East crown. Plus they're at home. Plus Robert Griffin III is having a rookie season for the ages. Plus the Ravens are banged up and their offense is sputtering. Edward Lee Redskins 19, Ravens 17 The Redskins have been disastrous at home under coach Mike Shanahan. But they are flying high after their third straight win, and if the Ravens couldn't beat a 37-year-old quarterback last Sunday, how can they beat a 22-year-old who is one of the favorites for NFL Rookie of the Year?
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By Aaron Wilson, The Baltimore Sun | August 24, 2014
Ravens rookie free safety Terrence Brooks chased Robert Griffin III toward the right sideline on the Washington Redskins' first drive in the first quarter. Brooks accelerated as he pursued Griffin and fought through a stiff-arm attempt to shove the quarterback out of bounds for a sack and a loss of 4 yards. "RGIII tried to outrun me, he tried to stiff-arm me, and I take a lot of pride on playing fast and not letting anyone do that to me," Brooks said. "I wasn't even paying attention to who it was. I know what type of player he is, but you can't get caught up in names like that.
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By Jon Meoli and The Baltimore Sun | August 24, 2014
The Ravens' marquee free agent signing bounced back from a pair of quiet preseason games with the kind of impact performance he felt like he needed to have Saturday against Washington. Wide receiver Steve Smith made six catches for 80 yards and a highlight reel touchdown late in the first half, when he hauled in a 24-yard pass from quarterback Joe Flacco while sliding through the end zone. “You come here in free agency and everybody has a question,” Smith said after the game.
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