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Answering the NFC East's Biggest Questions in 2015

By Braden Gall, 10 months 6 days ago
NFL training camps are opening up all across the nation, signaling the official return of pro football. Athlon Sports is going division by division, asking and (trying to) answering the biggest question for every team in the league entering the 2015 season. AFC's Biggest Questions: East | North | South | WestNFC's Biggest Questions: East | North | South | West...

Examining the Over/Under 2015 Win Totals for the NFC East

By Matt Josephs, 10 months 6 days ago
DeMarco Murray jumped ship, but stayed in the NFC East, taking his almost 2,000 yards rushing to Philadelphia where he can torment Dallas twice a year. Time will tell if that's enough to tip the scales to the Eagles in this division. We know that the Giants also will have something to say, especially if Victor Cruz can get healthy. The Redskins are building towards respectability, but are...

2015 NFL Training Camp Dates and Locations

By Mark Ross, 10 months 2 weeks ago
The New England Patriots are the defending Super Bowl champions and won't officially open defense of their title until Sept. 10 when they host the Pittsburgh Steelers to kick off the 2015 NFL regular season. However, the real work for Bill Belichick's team begins July 23 when rookies report to training camp in Foxborough, Mass. Baltimore, Cleveland and New Orleans get a...

Washington Redskins 2015 Team Preview and Prediction

By Athlon Sports, 10 months 3 weeks ago
If 2014 showed the Washington Redskins in a state of anchorless drift — toggling between three quarterbacks, losing five games by 20 or more points and beset by the dysfunction and intrigue that have come to define the Daniel Snyder era — the 2015 version, at least in theory, will emphasize stability. For Year 2 of Jay Gruden’s tenure as head coach, the team hired a proven...

NFC East Players That Will Need to Step Up in 2015

By Josh Hamburger, 11 months 5 days ago
After only producing one playoff team last season, the NFC East will be looking for a better outcome this year. The top two teams finished with mirror records of the bottom two, as they look to close the gap between them. There is certainly room for improvement among all the teams, as the Cowboys look to take the division for the second straight year. Related: NFC South Players That...

Redskins release Chester, Porter

By The Sports Network, 1 year 2 days ago
Ashburn, VA (SportsNetwork.com) - The Washington Redskins have parted ways with a pair of veterans, terminating the contracts of guard Chris Chester and cornerback Tracy Porter Wednesday. Chester had started all 16 games in each of his four seasons since signing a five-year, $20 million contract with Washington following the 2011 lockout. The Redskins will save $4 million towards this year's...

Redskins sign top pick Scherff

By The Sports Network, 1 year 2 weeks ago
Ashburn, VA (SportsNetwork.com) - The Washington Redskins signed their top pick, offensive lineman Brandon Scherff, on Tuesday. Selected fifth overall in the NFL Draft, Scherff is the 10th and final pick to sign with the Redskins. Scherff is expected to start at right tackle for the Redskins, who start rookie minicamp this weekend. The 6-foot-5 and 319-pounder was a collegiate...

Redskins sign nine of 10 picks in draft class

By The Sports Network, 1 year 2 weeks ago
Ashburn, VA (SportsNetwork.com) - The Washington Redskins have agreed to terms with nine of their 10 picks in the 2015 NFL Draft. Only first-round choice, offensive tackle Brandon Scherff, remains without a contract. Mississippi State's Preston Smith, a second-round selection, was the highest choice to sign Monday. Smith, who will switch from defensive end to linebacker with the...

Redskins pick up fifth-year option for RG3

By The Sports Network, 1 year 1 month ago
Ashburn, VA (SportsNetwork.com) - The Washington Redskins have decided to pick up the 2016 contract option for quarterback Robert Griffin III. The Redskins faced a deadline of early May to make the decision on the former NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year and general manager Scot McCloughan said the team had done so awhile back and decided to announce it Monday. "He's a good football...

Washington Redskins 2015 Draft Preview

By The Sports Network, 1 year 1 month ago
(SportsNetwork.com) - The Redskins haven't had a first-round pick in the NFL Draft since mortgaging their future in 2012 to go up and get Robert Griffin III. It's ironic that now that they are finally back in the game with the fifth-overall selection, the organization is weighing whether they need to move on from the talented but oft-injured signal caller. If coach Jay Gruden had a vote...