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Redskins New Coach Rivera Adds Jack Del Rio to the Staff as New Defensive Coordinator

The Redskins got the coach they wanted in former Carolina Panthers head man Ron Rivera, and already Rivera has added a big name to the staff, as he’s brought in former Raiders and Vikings head coach Jack Del Rio as the club’s new defensive coordinator.

Del Rio has been on television the last two years after he was fired following a three-year run as the Raiders’ head coach.

He and Rivera have never coached together, and Rivers was reportedly eyeing Browns DC Steve Wilks first, but eventually moved to Del Rio.

Rivera and Del Rio are a pair of strong voices and leaders to help try and pull the Redskins out of the current mess they’ve been in for years.

It is unclear if the Skins will employ a man or zone scheme but they already have the makings of a strong defensive line-and the prospect of drafting Ohio State’s Chase Young with the No.2-overall pick this spring.

Video: Redskins Look to Close Out 2019 with a ‘W’ Against the Cowboys

The Redskins have nothing to play for, but will still look to play the spoiler on Sunday when they play host to the 7-8 Cowboys.

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Redskins Announce QB Dwayne Haskins Won’t Play Vs Cowboys in Finale

The season is officially over for Washington Redskins rookie QB Dwayne Haskins.

The Redskins announced Monday that he will not play in the Week 17 finale against the Dallas Cowboys according to JP Finlay of NBC Sports Washington.

Veteran Case Keenum will draw the start. Haskins suffered a high-ankle sprain against the New York Giants which will require several weeks of rest and rehab.

Reportedly, he lobbied to be able to play in the season finale but was overruled. Haskins was playing his best football of the season prior to exiting in Week 16, as he had completed 12-of-15 passes for 133 yards and a pair of scores against the Giants’ over-matched defense.

Haskins also performed admirably in Week 15 against the Eagles after weeks of less-than-encouraging efforts and ends his rookie season with 1,365 passing yards and a 7-7 touchdown-to-interception ratio in nine games.

For Haskins to improve on his rookie numbers and develop into the QB the Redskins hoped he could become when they drafted him No.15-overall after just one year as a start at Ohio State, they need to drastically improve the offensive line and find him some playmakers in the passing game other than fellow rookie Terry McLaurin.

Video: Redskins Fall to the Giants in Wild OT Affair 41-35

The Redskins and Giants went back and forth on Sunday in a week 16 NFC East battle, but in the end it was the Giants pulling out a 41-35 win.

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NFL Week 16 Inactives – New York Giants at Washington Redskins

Here’s today’s inactives for the NFC East battle between the Giants and Redskins.

Giants: QB Alex Tanney, TE Rhett Ellison, RB Wayne Gallman, OL Chad Slade, DB Rashaan Gaulden, OT Eric Smith, WR David Sills

Redskins: CB Quinton Dunbar, QB Colt McCoy, CB Fabian Moreau, RB Josh Ferguson, LB Josh Harvey-Clemons, TE Caleb Wilson, OL Ross Pierschbacher

Video: Redskins Look for 4th Win of 2019 at Home Sunday Against the Giants

The Redskins are at home Sunday as they will battle the Giants in a NFC East showdown.

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Video: Redskins Hang Tough, Can’t Finish in 37-27 Loss to the Eagles

The Redskins went toe-to-toe with the Eagles Sunday but just couldn’t close it out, as they lost by 10 by a score of 37-27.

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Video: Redskins Look to Play Spoilers in Week 15 NFC East Battle with Philadelphia

The Redskins will look to play spoiler this week in a NFC East week 15 showdown with the 6-7 Eagles, who are coming to town after a short week having played Monday night.

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