Redskins Ink Former Cowboys RB Christine Michael

The Redskins announced today they have signed running back Christine Michael to their practice squad.

In a corresponding move, the team has released practice squad running back Mack Brown.

Michael played collegiately at Texas A&M, where he rushed for 2,791 yards and 34 touchdowns while also catching 44 passes for 323 yards with an additional receiving touchdown during the course of 40 appearances.

His 34 rushing touchdowns were tied for the fifth-most in school history.

The 5-foot-10, 221 pounder was selected by the Seahawks with the 62nd overall pick in the second round of the 2013 NFL Draft.

He would appear in four games as a rookie, recording 18 carries for 79 yards.

During the 2014 season, Michael played in 10 games, recording 34 carries for 175 yards. In Week 10 against the New York Giants, Michael ran for a career-high 71 yards on just four carries.

On Sept. 6, 2015, Michael was traded to the Dallas Cowboys.

After being inactive for the first three games of the season, Michael got his first action with the Cowboys in Week 4 against the New Orleans Saints.

Redskins Roll with Big Game from Cousins to Beat Saints 47-14

Led by a huge day by quarterback Kirk Cousins, the Redskins laid a stomping Sunday of the New Orleans Saints at home, winning easily 47-14.

How good was Cousins? Try 20 for 25 for 324 yards, four touchdowns and no interceptions. Good enough for a perfect 158.3 passer rating. He led the team to their fourth win against five losses.

”I’m getting better as a quarterback,” said Cousins. ”When you’re in the zone and things are going really well, you’re just playing and your mind is free and you’re not allowing things to inhibit your play.”

Cousins hit big plays all day, hitting for scores of 78 yards to running back Matt Jones, 16 and 8 yards to tight end Jordan Reed, and 11 yards to receiver Jamison Crowder.

”Kirk’s going to take his lumps, man, but he’s going to keep grinding and you can see the results starting to pay off,” Redskins coach Jay Gruden said.

The Redskins piled it on, leading 37-14 at the end of the third quarter, then tacked on more points 42 seconds into the fourth on safety Dashon Goldson’s 35-yard TD return of an interception of Saints QB Drew Brees.

Brees was 19 for 28 for 201 yards, two first-half TD passes to Brandin Cooks and two fourth-quarter interceptions. The Saints fall to 4-6 on the year.

Alfred Morris had his best game of the season, rushing for 92 yards on 15 carries to give some support to Cousins and the Redskins passing game.

The Redskins first series covered 96 yards in 10 plays, the team’s longest drive in 15 years. It included an early 42-yard pass to DeSean Jackson, then ended with Cousins’ 16-yarder to Reed.

”I see his confidence growing each week,” Reed said about Cousins. ”I feel like he’s putting in hard work and that’s given him confidence to know that he’s going to go perform on the field.”

The schedule gets tougher for the Redskins, who take on the undefeated Panthers next week on the road.

Saints at Redskins NFL Wednesday Injury Report

Practice Report
  Wednesday T Terron Armstead (knee), WR Marques Colston (not injury related), CB Brian Dixon (hip), LB Dannell Ellerbe (hip), G Jahri Evans (not injury related), LB David Hawthorne (hamstring), LB Ramon Humber (hamstring), CB Damian Swann (concussion), DT Kevin Williams (not injury related)
  Wednesday LB Hau’oli Kikaha (ankle), G Tim Lelito (shoulder), WR Willie Snead (knee)
Practice Report
  Wednesday DE Jason Hatcher (knee), LB Keenan Robinson (shoulder, neck)
  Wednesday CB Chris Culliver (knee), S Dashon Goldson (wrist, hamstring), CB DeAngelo Hall (toe), WR Andre Roberts (ankle)
  Wednesday CB Bashaud Breeland (hamstring), LB Ryan Kerrigan (hand), DT Terrance Knighton (migraine), C Josh LeRibeus (elbow, shoulder), RB Chris Thompson (back)

Redskins at Patriots NFL Week 9 Inactives

Redskins inactives: QB Robert Griffin III, WR Rashad Ross, CB DeAngelo Hall, DE F Kearse, C Kory Lichtensteiger, TE Anthony McCoy, NT Terrance Knighton

Patriots inactives: G Tre Jackson, DE Jabaal Sheard, WR Keshawn Martin, OT Marcus Cannon, LB Jamie Collins, RB James White, DE Trey Flowers

Redskins Rally Behind Cousins Second Half Rally, Top Bucs 31-30

Tampa Bay Buccaneers v Washington Redskins

Not many had faith that Kirk Cousins could pull it off, but Sunday after trailing at one point 24-0 to the Bucs, the QB turned it around in a big time way.

Cousins and the Redskins rallied all day long, and in the end he threw a touchdown pass to Jordan Reed with 24 seconds left, to lead the Redskins past the Tampa Bay Buccaneers 31-30.

The QB threw three second-half touchdown passes, and finished 33 for 40 for 317 yards, the three TDs and zero interceptions. He also ran for an 8-yard touchdown in the second quarter for Washington’s first points.

It is the largest deficit overcome by the Redskins (3-4) in a victory.

Cousins hadn’t completed more than one TD pass in any game all season, but he got a pair of 3-yard scores in the third quarter, sandwiched around an onside kick, to make things interesting.

Then, trailing 30-24, Washington got the ball at its 20 with a little less than 2 1/2 minutes left in the fourth quarter. Cousins threw on every play, going 9 for 11 for 75 yards, capped by the 6-yard toss to Reed.

The Bucs built a huge lead thanks to the play of first overall pick Jameis Winston, who was 21 for 29 for 297 yards and two first-half touchdowns.

Doug Martin ran for 136 yards on 19 carries for Tampa Bay as they built the quick and early lead.

The Redskins began to close the gap, as Cousins scored on a TD run, and then in the third quarter, the portion of games that had been devastating dreadful for Washington this season. The Redskins came into Sunday having been outscored 46-3 in that period.

It may have saved his job, as Jay Gruden would have been hard pressed to stay any further with Cousins if the team would have lost to the Bucs.

Buccaneers at Redskins NFL Week 7 Inactives

Buccaneers inactives: QB Ryan Griffin, CB Tim Jennings, S Keith Tandy, DT Tony McDaniel, T Reid Fragel, TE Austin Seferian-Jenkins, WR Russell Shepard

Redskins inactives: QB Robert Griffin III, WR DeSean Jackson, CB DeAngelo Hall, RB Chris Thompson, CB Chris Culliver, DE Frank Kearse, OL Kory Lichtensteiger

Buccaneers at Redskins Wednesday Injury Report

Practice Report
  Wednesday LB Bruce Carter (thigh), G Logan Mankins (groin), TE Austin Seferian-Jenkins (shoulder)
  Wednesday T Reid Fragel (head), DT Gerald McCoy (shoulder), DT Tony McDaniel (groin), WR Russell Shepard (hamstring), C Evan Smith (ankle)
  Wednesday CB Johnthan Banks (knee), S Chris Conte (ankle), DE George Johnson (ribs), TE Luke Stocker (hip)
Practice Report
  Wednesday CB Chris Culliver (knee), CB DeAngelo Hall (toe), DE Jason Hatcher (knee), WR DeSean Jackson (hamstring), C Kory Lichtensteiger (neck), LB Keenan Robinson (heel), RB Chris Thompson (back)
  Wednesday DE Stephen Paea (back), TE Jordan Reed (concussion), T Trent Williams (concussion)
  Wednesday CB Bashaud Breeland (knee), RB Matt Jones (toe), T Ty Nsekhe (foot), S Trenton Robinson (ankle)

Buccaneers vs Redskins NFL Week 7 Capsule



STREAKS 5 of past 7  
COACHES VS. OPP. Lovie Smith: 1-4 Jay Gruden: 0-1
LAST WEEK Bye (Wk. 5: W 38-31 vs. Jaguars) L 34-20 at Jets
LAST GAME 11/16/14: Buccaneers 27 at Redskins 7. Tampa Bay rookie WR Mike Evans records 209 rec. yards & 2 TDs. Buccaneers CB Johnthan Banks has 19-yard INT-TD.
REFEREE Jeff Triplette
BROADCAST FOX (1:00 PM ET): Kenny Albert, Daryl Johnston, Laura Okmin (field reporter). SIRIUS: 108 (TB.), 83 (Was.). XM: 225 (Was.).


PASSING Winston (R): 86-152-1174-7-7-77.6 Cousins: 151-228-1420-6-8-77.4
RUSHING Martin: 90-405-4.5-3 Morris: 85-297-3.5-0
RECEIVING Jackson: 20-306-15.3-2 Garcon: 32-295-9.2-3
OFFENSE 340.8 337.8
DEFENSE 322.8 (2C) 340.7
SACKS McCoy: 4.5 Baker, Kerrigan: 3.5
INTs 3 tied: 1 Breeland: 2
PUNTING Schum: 42.1 Way: 44.6
KICKING Barth: 12 (3/3 PAT; 3/3 FG) Hopkins: 39 (9/9 PAT; 10/11 FG)


BUCCANEERS: Rookie QB JAMEIS WINSTON has passed for 200+ yards & TD in all 5 starts. Had career-high 122.5 rating in Week 5, his 2nd game with 100+ rating…RB DOUG MARTIN has 301 scrimmage yards (150.5 per game), 229 rush yards (114.5 per game) & 4 TDs (3 rush, 1 rec.) in past 2. In Week 5, rushed for 123 yards with 2 TDs & had 3 catches for 35 yards with TD. RB CHARLES SIMS had career-high 136 scrimmage yards (85 rec., 51 rush) in Week 5. PR BOBBY RAINEY won NFC Special Teams Player of Week 5 (28.3 PR avg.)…WR MIKE EVANS had 7 catches for 209 yards & 2 TDs (56 & 36 yards) in last meeting. Has 12 TDs in his past 16. WR VINCENT JACKSON had 6 catches for 100 yards & TD in 9/30/12 game vs. Was…Since 2013, LB LAVONTE DAVID is only NFL player with 300+ tackles (334), 8+ sacks (9) & 5+ INTs (5). Leads team with 43 tackles. DT GERALD MC COY had 1.5 sacks in Week 5. Has 11 sacks in past 13. DE JACQUIES SMITH had 2 sacks & FF in last game vs. Was. Had FR-TD in Week 5. CB JOHNTHAN BANKS had INT-TD in last meeting…REDSKINS: QB KIRK COUSINS ranks 3rd in NFC with 151 comp. & is tied for 4th with 228 att…RB ALFRED MORRIS has rushed for 209 yards (104.5 per game) & TD in 2 meetings. Since entering NFL in 2012, is 2nd in NFL with 4,259 rush yards & 4th with 28 rush TDs. RB MATT JONES has 3 rush TDs, tied for most by NFL rookie…WR PIERRE GARÇON has 3 TDs (2 rec., 1 FR) in 3 career games vs. TB. Had TD catch last week. Since 2013, has 213 catches, most in NFC. WR DE SEAN JACKSON had 2 TD catches vs. TB on 10/13/13 (with Phi.). WR JAMISON CROWDER leads NFC rookies with 27 catches & 244 rec. yards…Since entering NFL in 2011, LB RYAN KERRIGAN is 1 of 2 players with 40+ sacks (41.5) & 2+ INT-TDs (2). CB BASHAUD BREELAND aims for 3rd in row with INT. Had INT, FF & 2 FRs in 1st half last week, only player in 20 years to do so. LB TRENT MURPHY had sack & FF in last meeting. In past 8 vs. TB, CB DE ANGELO HALL has 6 INTs, FF & FR. DT CHRIS BAKER has 3 sacks in past 3.