Washington Redskins

Stadium: FedEx Field | Coach: Jay Gruden
Team RankingOverallRushingPassing
Offense10th135.2 (7th)234.4 (15th)
Defense18th110.6 (14th)243.5 (20th)
2014 Draft
247Trent MurphyDESTNFRD
366Morgan MosesOTUVA
378Spencer LongOGNEB
4102Bashaud BreelandCBCLEM
5142Ryan GrantWRTULANE
6186Lache SeastrunkRBBAYLOR
7217Ted BolserTEIND
7228Zach HockerKARK


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Alfred Morris likes Redskins' running scheme
by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com

The Redskins are moving away from the zone-blocking scheme favored by former coach Mike Shanahan and toward a power-running game. Running back Alfred Morris likes the design of the new running game, which will include elements of both.

"Power is my favorite play, just downhill plays [are] my favorite," he said. "I came out of the offense in college, went to the zone, and I’ve been successful in the zone. Any offense they want to throw at us, I’m able to adapt and adjust to it and fit into it. That’s just the type of guy I am, but I love downhill running so to get the best of both worlds mixed into one, I’m loving it.

"We’ve been running both in here in camp and both have been successful. It’s hit or miss sometimes. Sometimes you’re going to get stopped and that’s just a good play by the defense, but sometimes we have wide-open lanes and we’re running down the sidelines. It’s awesome to get a mixture of both of them in there, which is a first for me because in college, high school, even here it’s either been zone or it’s been downhill running, power I."

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If Jordan Reed can stay healthy...
by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com

Redskins tight end Jordan Reed missed seven games last season, six due to a concussion. He had durability issues in college. But coaches and teammates know that if Reed can stay on the field, he'll do special things, reports ESPN.com.

"He’s always been a natural route runner," offensive coordinator Sean McVay said. "He just gets it. You don’t have to overcoach him. He just naturally separates."

The 6-2, 237-pound Reed is one of the team's top basketball players and has a killer crossover move he's adapted to football, the website said.

"The way he can move his body and be in total control all the time is really special," fellow tight end Logan Paulsen said. "He does a lot of things that receivers can’t do and that will make him so special for a long time. I have never seen anyone run routes the way he runs them. I’m not exaggerating at all when I say that. He’s a special talent. He’s just wired in an explosive athletic way. You see a guy cross somebody up in basketball; he has that move. Even though you know it’s coming he still gets guys to bite. It’s incredible."

Coach Jay Gruden called Reed a fluid athlete who still has a lot to learn.

"He’s effortless the way he runs and very smooth and very difficult to cover and he can stop on a dime and get out of cuts," Gruden said. "He’s very sudden, and he’s got a good feel for the zones. It’s just a matter now of perfecting his craft, both in the passing game when he has to protect and in the running game. So, you know that takes some time. He’s only in his second year and this is a new system, new terminology for him and he’s doing a good job but he has a ways to go before we mention him with the great tight ends in the NFL."

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Alfred Morris showing surprisingly good hands
by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com

Redskins running back Alfred Morris, who has 20 catches in his first two seasons, might be in for more receptions this year. "He's caught the ball very well, too, which is quite the surprise for us out of the backfield," coach Jay Gruden said of Morris.

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Redskins waive Courtney Bridget
by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com

The Redskins waived/injured rookie cornerback Courtney Bridget, who needs shoulder surgery.

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Redskins add Jake McDonough
by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com

The Redskins signed former Colts defensive end Jake McDonough, reports ESPN.com.

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