|Offense||17th||97.9 (20th)||255.9 (11th)|
|Defense||28th||122.6 (24th)||258.0 (24th)|
Washington offensive coordinator Sean McVay said Matt Jones (hip/groin) has the traits that teams look for in an every-down running back, the Washington Redskins ' official website reports.
This almost goes without saying, as the Redskins did very little to address the running back position after losing Alfred Morris to the rival Cowboys. Chris Thompson (shoulder) still figures to be in the mix for passing downs, but it appears Jones will have a clear path to the feature-back role. He was shaky as a rookie, averaging just 3.4 yards per carry while fumbling five times (four lost) on 163 touches (19 catches). However, he did rip off a few long gains, and he was one of the standouts from the 2015 NFL Scouting Combine. Both Jones and Thompson figure to be healthy for the start of training camp.
Jordan Reed was signed to a five-year, $50 million contract extension with the Washington Redskins on Thursday, ESPN's Adam Schefter reports.
The 25-year-old tight end enjoyed a massive breakout season in 2015 87 grabs for 952 yards and his 11 touchdowns were tied with Rob Gronkowski for seventh-most in the NFL. With Reed locked in for the next five years, the Redskins will have one of the best young tight ends in the entire league at their disposal for his prime years. Reed is clearly one of quarterback Kirk Cousins' favorite targets and that figures to continue into the 2016 campaign and beyond.
Washington GM Scot McCloughan said the team's selection of wide receiver Josh Doctson should not be interpreted as a display of dissatisfaction with
With Jackson and Garcon both entering the final year of their respective contracts, Doctson's selection at No. 22 overall led to speculation that one of the veterans might be released. Cutting Garcon would save more money than cutting Jackson, and it also seems the former is less valuable from a pure football standpoint. However, the
The Washington Redskins selected Keith Marshall in the seventh round of the 2016 NFL Draft, 242nd overall.
Marshall shocked everyone by easily timing fastest among running backs at the Combine with a 4.31-second 40-yard dash, and as a result he was expected to get drafted sooner than this. The extensive knee problems that bothered him at Georgia may have loomed large in his prospect profile for NFL teams, however. If Marshall can have a little good luck with his durability, this pick should easily pay off for Washington.
The Washington Redskins selected Steven Daniels in the seventh round of the 2016 NFL Draft, 232nd overall.
Daniels is a thumper prospect who generally doesn't have the look of much more than a special teams player in the NFL. Undersized and short on athleticism, asking a three-down role of him seems like a lot.
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