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Redskins add Doug Williams to front office

By Anonymous (not verified), 2 months 1 week ago
Ashburn, VA (SportsNetwork.com) - The Washington Redskins have brought back a Super Bowl hero, naming former quarterback Doug Williams to a front office position.Williams will join the club's personnel department. He served in a similar role with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, another of his former teams, from 2004-08 and was the club's director of pro personnel in 2009."We are focused on finding...

Redskins LB Orakpo added to Pro Bowl

By Anonymous (not verified), 2 months 3 weeks ago
(SportsNetwork.com) - Washington Redskins linebacker Brian Orakpo was added to the Pro Bowl Tuesday as a replacement for San Francisco's Ahmad Brooks.Orakpo will play in his third Pro Bowl but first since the 2010 season.The 27-year-old linebacker had 60 tackles and 10 sacks in 15 games for the Redskins this past season.

Grading the NFL's New Coaching Hires

By Athlon Sports, 3 months 1 day ago
It’s always hard to tell which is the best way for a franchise to go when looking toward the future. And it’s not always the smart decision to just throw lots of money at the best-known coach they can find. Sometimes the smart hire is an unknown assistant. Sometimes it’s a retread who was a failure someplace else. After all, Bill Belichick was a disaster in Cleveland...

Redskins promote Sean McVay to offensive coordinator

By Anonymous (not verified), 3 months 3 days ago
Ashburn, VA (SportsNetwork.com) - The Washington Redskins have promoted Sean McVay to offensive coordinator.McVay spent the past three seasons as Washington's tight ends coach after being hired by the Redskins as an offensive assistant in 2010.The 27-year-old McVay has worked with new Redskins head coach Jay Gruden in Tampa Bay and with the UFL's Florida Tuskers.McVay played wide receiver at...

Ranking Every Job in the NFL Coaching Carousel

By Athlon Sports, 3 months 1 week ago
There were seven coaching jobs open when the NFL’s coaching carousel began and three seats have already been taken. There’s a mad scramble on for the final four, too, as plenty of out-of-work coaches are positioning themselves for new jobs.But let’s face it: There are jobs and there are JOBS and the difference can be huge. Most coaches don’t have a choice. They take what...

Redskins turn to Jay Gruden

By Anonymous (not verified), 3 months 1 week ago
Ashburn, VA (SportsNetwork.com) - The Washington Redskins officially introduced Jay Gruden as their newest head coach on Thursday.Gruden replaces Mike Shanahan, who was fired a day after the Redskins completed a disastrous 3-13 season with eight straight losses."I look forward to the challenge," said Gruden, who doesn't have any NFL head coaching experience."I don't know what happened last year...

Five Coaches Fired On NFL's Black Monday

By Athlon Sports, 3 months 2 weeks ago
While playoff tickets are being punched on the final Sunday of the NFL regular season, just as many pink slips are being prepared for the following day — known as “Black Monday” in head coaching circles.This season was no different, as five coaches were fired by their respective teams. Here’s a look at the coaches who comprise this year’s “Black Monday”...

5 Coaches to Replace Fired Mike Shanahan in Washington

By Athlon Sports, 3 months 2 weeks ago
The Mike Shanahan Era ended weeks ago in Washington when the first reports surfaced of a rift between him and owner Dan Snyder. The rift was apparently over Robert Griffin III, the franchise quarterback, and there was no way that the coach could survive being on opposite sides of the owner over that. Maybe it was never meant to last anyway. They are two high-profile NFL people with major...

Redskins dismiss Shanahan

By Anonymous (not verified), 3 months 2 weeks ago
Ashburn, VA (SportsNetwork.com) - The Washington Redskins have fired head coach Mike Shanahan after four seasons.The Redskins were a disastrous 3-13 this year, closing the campaign with eight straight losses, following a surprising NFC East title in 2012. Shanahan's tenure in Washington ended with a mark of just 24-40."Redskins fans deserve a better result," said Redskins owner Daniel Snyder in a...

Recap: NY Giants vs. Washington

By Anonymous (not verified), 3 months 2 weeks ago
East Rutherford, NJ (SportsNetwork.com) - Jerrel Jernigan scored both a rushing and receiving touchdown to help offset an injury to Eli Manning and lift the New York Giants to a 20-6 victory over the Washington Redskins as both NFC East rivals wrapped up disappointing seasons at MetLife Stadium.Jernigan hauled in a 24-yard touchdown pass from Manning in the second quarter and came through with a...