Category : redskins

getting to know xavier nixon

(photo by Geoff Burke) It goes without saying that when the league takes away a large chunk of your salary cap space and you trade away multiple first-round picks to land a franchise quarterback, it requires you to get a little creative to round out the rest of the roster. That’s the approach the Washington Redskins have had to take this offseason — with $18 million less to work with than other franchises and no first rounder this year or […]

dallas wasn’t impressed with redskins’ 2013 draft class

(photo by Brian Murphy) By now, fans of the Washington Redskins are intimately familiar with the newest additions to the roster – the players the team selected in the 2013 NFL Draft. As a quick refresher, here are the seven college players the burgundy and gold brain trust opted to select during this year’s draft: Cornerback David Amerson (2nd round, 51st overall) Tight end Jordan Reed (3rd round, 85th overall) Safety Phillip Thomas (4th round, 119th overall) Running back Chris […]

photos from 2013 redskins rookie camp

(photo by Brian Murphy) One year ago, the Washington Redskins held a rookie camp that represented the debut of Heisman Trophy winning quarterback Robert Griffin III. Considering how many decades it had been since the Redskins had anything that remotely resembled a franchise quarterback on the roster, the entire D.C. metro area was eager to see RGIII don the burgundy and gold for the first time. Needless to say, things are much more subdued in 2013. With no first-round pick […]

kirk cousins is the true super bowl XLVII MVP

(photo by Brian Murphy) With all due respect to the Baltimore Ravens, there is only one possible candidate for the most valuable player of Super Bowl XLVII and it ain’t Joe Flacco.* *And before you attempt to place a vote for yourself, Ray Lewis, no, it’s not you either. Nope, the only logical candidate for Super Bowl XLVII MVP is Washington Redskins rookie quarterback Kirk Cousins. That might sound absurd, considering Cousins wasn’t technically a member of either of the […]

robert griffin III officially named NFL’s top rookie

(photo by Brian Murphy) As if there was ever any doubt. The NFL’s worst-kept secret is officially out of the bag and Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III is officially the 2012 AP offensive rookie of the year. Considering the last time RGIII’s name was in the headlines it was to announce he had successfully undergone surgery on his right knee after damaging it in Washington’s home playoff loss to the Seattle Seahawks, it was a welcome feel-good story for […]

kirk cousins still has something to prove

(photo by Brian Murphy) For my money, Washington Redskins quarterback Kirk Cousins has one of the toughest gigs imaginable. For starters, his lifelong dream of playing professional football doesn’t exactly go according to plan when he get drafted by a quarterback-starved franchise that was still celebrating landing Robert Griffin III. So while so many of his peers in this talented rookie class are setting records, he spent much of his inaugural campaign sitting next to Rex Grossman on the sidelines […]

on robert griffin III’s knee and the grass at fedex field

(photo by Brian Murphy) Well, it’s official — multiple sources are reporting that Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III is set to undergo total reconstructive surgery to repair torn anterior cruciate and lateral collateral ligaments in his right knee this morning. It’s too soon to know exactly how long this surgery will sideline Griffin for, but the popular opinion seems to be that it’ll take between six to eight months for the Heisman Trophy winner to return to action. The […]