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14 Things to Watch During the 2014 NFL Season

By Athlon Sports, 3 weeks 4 days ago
The start of NFL training camps is still several weeks away and the 2014 regular season won’t kick off until September, but for all intents and purposes, America’s game has become a year-round sport. So to help whet your appetite for some pigskin while counting down the days until the action returns to the gridiron, here are 14 storylines that will help shape how this season...

Redskins sign son of Jerry Rice

By Anonymous (not verified), 4 weeks 15 hours ago
Loudoun County, VA (SportsNetwork.com) - The Washington Redskins signed free agent wideout Jerry Rice, Jr. on Thursday.Son of the Hall-of-Fame wide receiver who spent the majority of his career with the San Francisco 49ers, the younger Rice totaled 11 catches for 86 yards and one touchdown in nine games for UNLV last year.Prior to that, Rice played for UCLA between 2009-12, picking up nine...

Extra Points: The clock is ticking on the 'Redskins'

By Anonymous (not verified), 1 month 5 days ago
Philadelphia, PA (SportsNetwork.com) - Understand the end justifies the means to the politically correct crowd.Using questionable methods as long as something "good" is accomplished has long been a staple of that movement.The latest example came inside the Beltway on Wednesday when the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office genuflected at the PC altar in what can only be described as an overreach, no...

U.S. Patent Office cancels Redskins trademark

By Anonymous (not verified), 1 month 6 days ago
Washington, DC (SportsNetwork.com) - The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office has canceled six federal trademark registrations of the Washington Redskins, calling the football team's nickname "disparaging to Native Americans."The USPTO announced its 2-1 ruling on Wednesday.Bob Raskopf, the trademark attorney for the Redskins, said the team will appeal the ruling. The team's trademark registrations...

Redskins name GM Bruce Allen president

By Anonymous (not verified), 1 month 4 weeks ago
Ashburn, VA (SportsNetwork.com) - The Washington Redskins named Bruce Allen as team president on Monday.Allen will continue to be general manager of the Redskins and serve in both capacities."I think the world of Bruce Allen and giving him both titles is appropriate," said owner Dan Snyder.Allen was hired as executive vice president and general manager of the Redskins on Dec. 17, 2009. He was...

Redskins sign second-round pick Murphy

By Anonymous (not verified), 2 months 2 days ago
Ashburn, VA (SportsNetwork.com) - The Washington Redskins have signed linebacker Trent Murphy, their second-round pick in the 2014 NFL Draft.Murphy was selected with the 47th overall choice earlier this month after a standout career at Stanford. He finished third in Cardinal history with 32 1/2 sacks in starting 42 of the 44 games he played.As a senior in 2014, Murphy led the FBS with 15 sacks in...

Redskins sign six picks, including OL Long

By Anonymous (not verified), 2 months 1 week ago
Ashburn, VA (SportsNetwork.com) - The Washington Redskins have signed six of their draft picks, including third-round choice Spencer Long of Nebraska.Long started all 33 games he played on the offensive line for the Cornhuskers and was a second-team All-Big Ten choice in 2013 after earning first-team conference honors in 2012.The Redskins also inked cornerback Bashaud Breeland, a fourth-round...

Washington Redskins 2014 NFL Draft Review

By Anonymous (not verified), 2 months 1 week ago
(SportsNetwork.com) -2 (47) - Trent Murphy, OLB, Stanford; 3 (66) Morgan Moses, OT, Virginia; 3 (78) - Spencer Long, OG, Nebraska; 4 (102) - Bashaud Breeland, CB, Clemson; 5 (142) - Ryan Grant, WR, Tulane; 6 (186) - Lache Seastrunk, RB, Baylor; 7 (217) - Ted Bolser, TE, Indiana; 7 (228) - Zach Hocker, PK, ArkansasTop Picks Analysis: This time it hurt.Talented Auburn offensive tackle Greg Robinson...

Redskins exercise fifth-year option on Kerrigan

By Anonymous (not verified), 2 months 3 weeks ago
Ashburn, VA (SportsNetwork.com) - The Washington Redskins have exercised their fifth-year option on the contract of linebacker Ryan Kerrigan.Kerrigan had a career-high 66 tackles, 8 1/2 sacks and three passes defensed in 16 games last season.The 25-year-old Kerrigan has started all 48 of Washington's regular-season games and one playoff game since the team selected him with the 16th overall pick...

Washington Redskins 2014 Draft Preview

By Anonymous (not verified), 2 months 3 weeks ago
(SportsNetwork.com) - Mortgaging the farm for Robert Griffin III looked like a prudent decision after the quarterback's freshman season inside the Beltway.It's not nearly as clear cut now after his poor sophomore campaign, however.The Redskins will be without a first-round pick for the second straight season after moving up to get RG3 in the 2012 draft but this time around, it hurts a little more...