Redskins at Giants NFL Week Three Inactives


  • QB Nate Sudfeld, WR Rashad Ross, CB Kendall Fuller, LB Martrell Spaight, DE Anthony Lanier, G Arie Kouandjio, DE Kendall Reyes


  • RB Rashad Jennings, RT Marshall Newhouse, S Darian Thompson, QB Josh Johnson, WR Roger Lewis, DTs Robert Thomas and Montori Hughes.

WR DeSean Jackson Back on the Practice Field on a Limited Basis


Redskins receiver DeSean Jackson said he’s feeling better, but he was still limited in practice because of a knee and ankle issue. However, Jackson said he’s planning on playing Sunday vs. the New York Giants, John Keim of reports.

Jackson injured his left knee vs. the Dallas Cowboys on Sunday and did not practice Wednesday. He went through warm-up and individual drills Thursday before sitting out. He did not run full speed, but he did show an ability to plant and cut on routes.

“Everything will be good by the time we get out there Sunday,” Jackson said.

“Being in this league nine years, you have time to get out there and practice when you can,” said Jackson, who has caught nine passes for 142 yards in two games. “I’m proven in this league so [coach Jay Gruden] knows I’ll be ready. I’m in the game plan and I know everything I need to do… I’ll work that soreness out so I’ll be ready to go.”

Gruden said he’s not yet ready to declare Jackson in for Sunday’s game. There’s more he wants to see from him.

“He had a better day today,” Gruden said. “I didn’t see him running full blazing speed, but he’s running, which is a good sign. With a sprinter like that, he needs to be full go. Tomorrow we’ll give him a few shots to run deep and fast and see how he feels and we’ll go from there.”

Redskins WR DeSean Jackson Doesn’t Dress For Wednesday Practice

DeSean Jackson

As the 0-2 Redskins got back to the practice field today to get ready for the 2-0 Giants, they got some bad news, as they were without wide receiver DeSean Jackson.

Jackson wasn’t dressed as he watched the wide receivers participate in individual drills, Master Tesfatsion of the Washington Post reports.

It’s unknown at this point why Jackson wasn’t dressed. He didn’t leave Sunday’s 27-23 loss to the Dallas Cowboys with an injury, and Redskins Coach Jay Gruden didn’t mention Jackson’s health during his press conference on Monday.

Jackson has 142 receiving yards on nine receptions through two games. He looked sharp during training camp, but he hasn’t been able to stretch the field because of quarterback Kirk Cousins’s deep-ball struggles.

Not good news for the Redskins, who need all the weapons they can get as they go up against a Giants team who already smell blood in the water and will look to hand the Redskins already their third loss of 2016.

Redskins at Giants NFL Week Three Capsule



STREAKS   5 of past 6
COACHES VS. OPP. Jay Gruden: 1-3 Ben McAdoo: 0-0
LAST WEEK L 27-23 vs. Dallas W 16-13 vs. New Orleans
LAST GAME 11/29/15: Giants 14 at Redskins 20. Washington QB Kirk Cousins passes for 302 yards & TD for 114.4 rating. Redskins TE Jordan Reed has 8 catches for 98 yards.
LAST GAME AT SITE 9/24/15: Giants 32, Redskins 21. New York QB Eli Manning throws for 279 yards & 2 TDs. Giants WR Rueben Randle has 7 catches for 116 yards & TD.
REFEREE John Hussey
BROADCAST FOX (1:00 PM ET): Joe Buck, Troy Aikman, Erin Andrews (Field reporter). SIRIUS: 134 (Was), 81 (NYG). XM: 383 (Was), 225 (NYG).


PASSING Kirk Cousins: 58-89-693 (3L)-1-3-78.5 Eli Manning: 51-69-575-3-1-106.9
RUSHING Matt Jones: 20-85-4.3-1 Rashad Jennings: 31-102-3.3-0
RECEIVING Jordan Reed (TE): 12-134-11.2-0 Odell Beckham: 12-159-13.3-0
OFFENSE 408.0 366.5
DEFENSE 408.5 308.0
SACKS Ryan Kerrigan, Trent Murphy: 1.5 Landon Collins, Leon Hall: 1
INTs Bashaud Breeland: 1
PUNTING Tress Way: 34.0 Brad Wing: 53.3 (2L)
KICKING Dustin Hopkins: 21 (3/3 PAT; 6/6 FG) Josh Brown: 10 (1/1 PAT; 3/4 FG)


REDSKINS: QB KIRK COUSINS passed for 364 yards & TD last week. Aims for 3rd in row with 300+ pass yards. Has 1,124 pass yards (281 per game) & 9 TDs for 100.9 rating in past 4 vs. NFC East…RB MATT JONES had rush TD in Week 2…WR JAMISON CROWDER had rec. TD last week. WR PIERRE GARCON has TD catch in 2 of past 3 vs. NFC East. WR DE SEAN JACKSON had 63-yard TD in last meeting. TE JORDAN REED aims for 3rd in row vs. Giants with 95+ rec. yards…DE CHRIS BAKER had sack in last meeting. LB RYAN KERRIGAN had 2 sacks in last meeting. Since entering NFL in 2011, is 1 of 2 with 45+ sacks (49) & 2+ INT-TDs (2). LB TRENY MURPHY had 1.5 sacks & FF last week. CB BASHAUD BREELAND has 8 PD in past 3 vs. NYG. CB JOSH NORMAN had FF in last meeting (12/20/15 with Car). Had FF last week…GIANTS: QB ELI MANNING passed for 368 yards last week & has the 10th-most pass yards in NFL history (44,762). Has 100+ rating in 3 of past 4 vs. Was. Aims for 3rd in row at home with 300+ pass yards…RB RASHAD JENNINGS has 100+ rush yards & TD in 2 of past 3 at home…WR ODELL BECKHAM had 142 rec. yards & TD in last matchup. Averaging 121.3 yards per game with 5 TDs in 3 career games vs. Was. WR VICTOR CRUZ has 100+ rec. yards in 3 of past 4 vs. Was. Rookie WR STERLING SHEPARD had 8 catches for 117 yards last week, 1st career 100-yard game…DT JOHNATHAN HANKINS had 2.5 sacks & FF in 12/14/14 meeting. Had blocked FG last week. DE JASON PIERRE-PAUL has 6.5 sacks in 4 career home games vs. Was. LB JONATHAN CASILLAS had 7 tackles & sack in last home meeting. CB LEON HALL had sack last week in NYG debut. CB JANORIS JENKINS had 65-yard blocked FG-TD in Week 2. S LANDON COLLINS recorded 1st career sack in Week 2.

Redskins Fall to 0-2; Lose at Home to Cowboys 27-23

Dallas Cowboys v Washington Redskins

Discussing Dak Prescott after the rookie quarterback’s first NFL victory, Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones managed to throw in references to folks such as Troy Aikman, Tom Brady and Ben Roethlisberger — QBs with nine Super Bowl victories combined.

Not bad company for a guy who was a fourth-round draft pick and is only playing because Tony Romo is out with an injured back.

Prescott ran for a 6-yard TD , went 22 for 30 for 292 yards, and showed a veteran’s poise in the pocket, helping the Cowboys beat the Washington Redskins 27-23 on Sunday as he stayed turnover-free as a pro so far.

“He exudes confidence,” Jones said about Prescott. “He’s got a great supporting cast, but he’s using it.”

Dallas (1-1) won for only the second time in its past 16 games without Romo — and both of those victories came at Washington (0-2).

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Redskins Beat Up at Home in Opener by Steelers 38-16

Pittsburgh Steelers v Washington Redskins

The Washington Redskins wanted to see more from quarterback Kirk Cousins this season. Could he repeat his success from 2015? One game in — a 38-16 loss to the Pittsburgh Steelers on Monday night — and all he and the Redskins repeated was a disturbing trend from last season: the failure to beat a really good team.

It’s not all on Cousins, of course. Not even close. But save for one drive, Cousins didn’t look particularly sharp. He was off on throws, lofted a touch pass into coverage that was intercepted, and failed to produce in the red zone. Meanwhile, Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger was delivering big passes to standout receiver Antonio Brown on fourth-down plays — and a lot of other ones, for that matter.

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Steelers vs Redskins NFL Week One Inactives


Here’s the Steelers and Redskins inactives ahead of tonight’s prime time game in D.C. on ESPN at 7:10pm

Senquez Golson (Foot)
Markus Wheaton (Shoulder)
Roosevelt Nix (Back)
Cody Wallace (Knee)
Zach Mettenberger (New/3rd QB)
Steven Johnson (10th LB)
L.T. Walton (6th DL)


QB Nate Sudfeld
OL Arie Kouandjio
C Austin Reiter
WR Rashad Ross
CB Kendall Fuller
S Duke Ihenacho
DL Anthony Lanier

Redskins RB Matt Jones Questionable But Expects to Play Monday

Matt Jones

Running back Matt Jones is listed as questionable but expects to play for the Redskins in their season opener Monday night against the Steelers, the Associated Press reports.

Jones is almost fully healed after separating his left shoulder Aug. 19 and is confident he’ll be 100 percent by game time. He has been a full participant in practice but was considered questionable because the NFL removed the “probable” distinction beginning this season.

“I’m going to play,” Jones said Friday. “I don’t feel like it’s like see how I hold up or (anything) like that. Just get hit, OK, I’m going to get back up.”

Washington will rotate Jones, rookie Robert Kelley and third-down back Chris Thompson, but the second-year pro will shoulder the majority of the load. As Jones discussed his teammates getting plenty of carries, too, Kelley shook his head and pointed at him.