Washington Redskins

Stadium: FedEx Field | Coach: Jay Gruden
Team RankingOverallRushingPassing
Offense17th97.9 (20th)255.9 (11th)
Defense28th122.6 (24th)258.0 (24th)
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92Baker, Chris DE6-232510/8/19875Hampton
96Bates, Houston LB6-125012/20/19902Louisiana Tech
 Bilukidi, Christo (FA) DE6-531012/13/19894Georgia State
 Bishop, Desmond (FA) LB6-22447/24/19848California
41Blackmon, Will CB6-020410/27/198410Boston College
 Bond, Al G6-33033/5/1992RMemphis
 Booth, Cody T6-42924/22/19911Temple
 Bowen, Kevin T6-93307/3/1993REast Central (OK)
26Breeland, Bashaud CB5-111971/30/19923Clemson
 Brown, Mack RB5-112159/24/19911Florida
 Bruton, David DB6-22177/23/19878Notre Dame
89Carrier, Derek TE6-42417/25/19904Beloit
 Carrington, Lloyd CB5-101904/8/1993RArizona State
69Cofield, Takoby T6-43101/22/19921Duke
51Compton, Will ILB6-12309/19/19893Nebraska
 Cooper, Michael TE6-525710/21/1992RIndiana
 Cooper, Mariel DB5-11192//RThe Citadel
8Cousins, Kirk QB6-32028/19/19885Michigan State
 Cravens, Su'a OLB6-12267/7/1995RUSC
95Crawford, Corey DE6-529912/1/19911Clemson
80Crowder, Jamison WR5-81856/17/19932Duke
29Culliver, Chris (FA) CB6-01998/17/19886South Carolina
 Daniels, Steven ILB5-1124312/12/1992RBoston College
 Davis, Shiro LB6-3253//RTexas
 Davis, Vernon TE6-32501/31/198411Maryland
 Diggs, Reggie WR6-4200//RRichmond
 Doctson, Josh WR6-319512/3/1992RTexas Christian
47Dunbar, Quinton CB6-22017/22/19922Florida
 Ederaine, Ejiro LB6-322011/18/1993RFresno State
 Everett, Deshazor CB6-01932/22/19922Texas A&M
59Fields, Carlos LB6-123810/3/19901Winston-Salem State
54Foster, Mason ILB6-12413/1/19896Washington
 Fuller, Kendall CB5-111872/13/1995RVirginia Tech
58Galette, Junior DE6-22583/27/19887Stillman
88Garcon, Pierre WR6-02168/8/19869Mount Union
 Garvin, Terence LB6-22221/1/19914West Virginia
 Gayle, James DE6-42552/15/19912Virginia Tech
38Goldson, Dashon (FA) FS6-22009/18/198410Washington
64Golston, Kedric DE6-43185/30/198311Georgia
14Grant, Ryan WR6-019312/19/19903Tulane
23Hall, DeAngelo SS5-1019811/19/198313Virginia Tech
 Harris, Maurice WR6-320111/11/1992RCalifornia
37Harris, Jeremy DB6-21854/26/19913New Mexico State
97Hatcher, Jason (FA) DE6-62997/13/198211Grambling State
55Hayward, Adam OLB6-12406/23/198410Portland State
 Hood, Ziggy DE6-33002/16/19878Missouri
3Hopkins, Dustin K6-219310/1/19903Florida State
24Ihenacho, Duke SS6-12076/16/19895San Jose State
 Ioannidis, Matthew DT6-33031/11/1994RTemple
11Jackson, DeSean WR5-1017812/1/19869California
30Jarrett, Kyshoen SS5-102005/4/19932Virginia Tech
99Jean Francois, Ricky DE6-329711/23/19868Louisiana State
 Jefferson, Willie LB6-52411/31/19911Stephen F. Austin St.
85Jensen, Marcel TE6-62702/12/19902Fresno State
20Johnson, Jeron (FA) SS5-102126/12/19886Boise State
31Jones, Matt RB6-12313/7/19932Florida
 Kasitati, Nila G6-4315//ROklahoma
 Kelley, Rob RB5-1022710/3/1992RTulane
 Kerridge, Joe FB6-02499/17/1992RMichigan
91Kerrigan, Ryan OLB6-42608/16/19886Purdue
74Kouandjio, Arie G6-53104/23/19922Alabama
 Lanier, Anthony DE6-62605/8/1993RAlabama A&M
77Lauvao, Shawn G6-331510/26/19877Arizona State
67LeRibeus, Josh C6-23157/2/19895Southern Methodist
78Lichtensteiger, Kory C6-22963/22/19858Bowling Green State
61Long, Spencer G6-531111/8/19903Nebraska
 Marshall, Keith RB5-112122/16/1994RGeorgia
 Matias-Smith, Geno DB6-0196//RAlabama
16McCoy, Colt QB6-12159/5/19867Texas
76Moses, Morgan T6-63183/3/19913Virginia
93Murphy, Trent OLB6-525812/22/19903Stanford
 Norman, Josh DB6-019512/15/19875Coastal Carolina
79Nsekhe, Ty T6-832510/27/19852Texas State
90Paea, Stephen DE6-13005/11/19886Oregon State
84Paul, Niles TE6-12418/9/19896Nebraska
82Paulsen, Logan TE6-52612/26/19877UCLA
35Phillips, Dashaun DB5-111821/3/19912Tarleton State
 Powe, Jerrell NT6-23313/15/19873Mississippi
86Reed, Jordan TE6-22377/3/19904Florida
 Reiter, Austin C6-329611/27/19911South Florida
 Reyes, Kendall DT6-43009/26/19895Connecticut
56Riley, Perry ILB6-02385/3/19887Louisiana State
12Roberts, Andre (FA) WR5-111871/9/19887The Citadel
19Ross, Rashad WR6-01812/2/19902Arizona State
75Scherff, Brandon G6-531912/26/19912Iowa
 Showers, Valdez WR5-10190//RFlorida
94Smith, Preston DE6-527111/17/19922Mississippi State
83Smith, Alex (FA) TE6-42505/22/198211Stanford
50Spaight, Martrell OLB6-02368/5/19932Arkansas
 Sudfeld, Nate QB6-623410/7/1993RIndiana
57Sundberg, Nick LS6-02647/29/19877California
39Thomas, Pierre (FA) RB5-1121512/18/19849Illinois
25Thompson, Chris RB5-819310/20/19903Florida State
 Toler, Greg DB6-01901/2/19858St. Paul's (VA)
 Trail, Lynden LB6-72693/19/19911Norfolk State
 Wakefield, Michael LB6-32451/12/1994RFlorida International
5Way, Tress P6-12154/18/19903Oklahoma
71Williams, Trent T6-53377/19/19887Oklahoma
40Williams, Cary (FA) CB6-119012/23/19849Washburn
36Young, Darrel (FA) FB5-112514/8/19877Villanova
 Young, Kelsey RB5-10198//RBoise State
Suspended Players
32Redd, Silas RB5-102003/1/19923USC
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Position Listing
Austin Reiter
The Redskins have signed two of their draft picks to four-year deals, a source has told the Washington Post.

Cornerback Tevin Mitchel, a sixth-rounder, as well as seventh-round center Austin Reiter have both reportedly finalized their agreements.

Preston Smith
Redskins defensive end Preston Smith recorded a sack and three tackles in Week 4 in which he played a season high 30 snaps, the Washington Post reports.

According to the coaching staff he will continue to be Trent Murphy's backup. Apparently Smith practices at a lower level than he demonstrates on game day. The coaching staff wants to see Smith practice hard before trusting him in games.

Bashaud Breeland
Breeland (hamstring/illness) is listed as active Sunday against the Giants, Brian McNally of 106.7 The Fan DC reports

Absent from Friday's practice due to an illness, Breeland will seek to uphold his standard as a fringe IDP option. On the season, he's notched 54 tackles (37 solo), two interceptions, two forced fumbles, and two fumble recoveries in nine games.

Jamison Crowder
Kirk Cousins expects Crowder to make a jump in his second professional season, Tarik El-Bashir of CSN Mid-Atlantic reports. "He's a great teammate, smart player, has a natural sense of how to get open, how to run different option routes and choice routes, great natural hands and is really good after the catch pulling away from people," Cousins said. "So, just add him [to a list] of guys who we are excited about being able to throw to."

Following the selection of Josh Doctson in the first round of the 2015 NFL Draft, a cursory glance at the receiving corps would seem to indicate there are too many bodies to keep in the loop. In addition to Doctson and Crowder, DeSean Jackson, Pierre Garcon, Jordan Reed, and free-agent pickup Vernon Davis will all be vying for Cousin's attention. Thus, it's encouraging to hear platitudes coming from Cousins, who has hit the speedy Crowder in stride numerous times during the offseason program to date. If he indeed takes the leap intimated by Cousins, Crowder will seek to improve upon rookie marks of 59 catches (on 78 targets) for 604 yards and two touchdowns in 16 games.

Dashon Goldson
Goldson has been released by the Redskins, CSN Mid-Atlantic reports.

Goldson joins a number of former Redskins teammates in leaving the team this offseason, as the team looks to free up salary cap space. Despite the $8 million he was owed this coming season, Goldson is coming off a career-high 110 tackles to go with one interception this past season. With that sort of production, the 31-year-old should garner significant interest on the open market.

Duke Ihenacho
Ihenacho re-signed with Washington on Wednesday, Rick Snider of The Washington Post reports.

Ihenacho will remain with Washington after spending the past two seasons with the team. He now has a chance to claim a starting role after the release of Dashon Goldson and Jeron Johnson earlier in the week. Last season he played in just one game, recording three tackles.

Kory Lichtensteiger
Redskins defensive end Jason Hatcher has missed practice all week and is listed as doubtful for Sunday's game against the Cowboys. Hatcher has missed Washington's last two games with a knee injury.

Trent Williams (shoulder), Chris Baker (toe/elbow), Gabe Miller (ankle), Keenan Robinson (knee) and Stephen Bowen (ankle/illness) are all listed as questionable for the game. 

Robert Griffin III (shoulder), Bashaud Breeland (thigh), Barry Coefield (shoulder), Tom Compton (knee), Will Compton (shoulder), Jackson Jeffcoat (calf), Kory Lichtensteiger (stinger) and Darrel Young (ankle) are all considered probable.

The Redskins are currently 5 1/2-point underdogs at home against the Cowboys. 

Mason Foster
Foster will likely compete with Will Compton for a starting job at inside linebacker alongside Perry Riley, CSN Mid-Atlantic reports.

Foster re-signed with Washington in March, after starting the final six games (including playoffs) of the 2015 season in place of an injured Perry Riley. Although Riley is expected to step back in to his three-down role, Foster could beat out Will Compton for the other starting job. Riley remains the best target in IDP leagues.

Pierre Thomas
Thomas (knee) is active for Sunday's contest in Dallas.

Washington has only deactivated Matt Jones (hip) for the season finale, leaving a logjam for potential reps among Thomas, Alfred Morris, and Chris Thompson (shoulder). If Week 16 was any indication -- seven receptions for 67 yards on eight targets at Philadelphia -- Thomas could be used as a pass-catching option, though head coach Jay Gruden mentioned early in the week that stalwarts like Morris may not see many reps with the postseason in mind.

Matt Jones
Washington offensive coordinator Sean McVay said Jones (hip/groin) has the traits that teams look for in an every-down running back, the 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.

Josh Norman
Norman contacted Panthers team officials in an attempt to sign his franchise tag shortly after Carolina rescinded its offer last week, The Charlotte Observer reports.

Norman was reportedly blindsided by the Panthers withdrawing their offer, but hoped to sign his $13.95 million tag once the team's plan to move on from him was made public. However, with general manager Dave Gettleman unwilling to meet Norman's long-term contract demands, and also intrigued by the cap flexibility that would be opened by parting with Norman, the Panthers declined on Norman's offer to sign. From there, Norman obviously ended up signing a record-setting five-year, $75 million deal with the Redskins, cementing his NFL future while making his departure from the Panthers official.

Trent Williams
The Redskins made offensive tackle Trent Williams the highest paid tackle in NFL history after the two sides reached a five-year deal worth $66 million, reports the NFL Network.

Williams will average $13.2 million during the contract with $43.25 million guaranteed. Williams has started 70 games for the Redskins over the last five seasons.

Greg Toler
Washington and Toler agreed to a one-year contract Wednesday, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.

Toler's tackle total each season has wobbled throughout his six-year career, but after recording at least one interception in each of his first five campaigns, he failed to pick off a pass in 2015. With Chris Culliver recovering from a torn ACL and MCL, Washington has brought Toler and Will Blackmon into the fold this offseason, likely to compete for the starting cornerback gig opposite Bashaud Breeland. As a result, Toler could return to IDP relevance with an impressive preseason.

Cary Williams
Williams signed with Washington on Tuesday, ESPN's Adam Schefter reports.

Signed to a three-year, $18 million contract in the offseason, Williams was released by the Seahawks in early December, making him one of the bigger disappointments from the 2015 free agent class. In reality, he's been pretty consistent throughout his career, rarely giving up huge plays but frequently allowing intermediate gains. Although he somehow parlayed that into a pair of big contracts, the 31-year-old Williams will likely just fill a depth role for Washington.

Arie Kouandjio
No Updates
Keith Marshall
The Redskins selected 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.

Jordan Reed
Reed was signed to a five-year, $50 million contract extension with the 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.

James Gayle
The Titans have waived/injured linebacker James Gayle and signed receiver Rico Richardson. 
Rashad Ross
Redskins wide receiver DeSean Jackson will miss 3-4 weeks due to a pulled hamstring, coach Jay Gruden told reporters Monday. 

"Could be shorter, but you never know with a hamstring," Gruden said.

CBS Sports NFL Insider Jason La Canfora reported earlier Monday that Jackson was slated to miss a few games after an MRI revealed a fairly significant strain.

Jackson sustained the injury early in Week 1 against the Dolphins. He had no catches and was injured on his only target, which was a deep pass from quarterback Kirk Cousins.

Gruden said wide receiver Rashad Ross will have "to step up" in Jackson's absence. He also pointed to wide receivers Ryan Grant and Jamison Crowder as playing a larger role on offense.

Although, Pierre Garcon and Jordan Reed were the focal points of the passing game after Jackson exited Sunday's season opener.

Ejiro Ederaine
No Updates
Su'a Cravens
No Updates
Silas Redd
The NFL has suspended Redd indefinitely for a violation of the league's Policy and Program for Substances of Abuse, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.

Bans of this variety are due to continued positive tests, which is evident as Redd has yet to serve a four-gamer for a similar violation due to his recovery from a torn ACL and MCL. Once healthy enough to return to the field, he'll have to bide his time and do his due diligence considering NFL commissioner Roger Goodell will be in charge of any reinstatement effort.

Suspension - Suspended indefinitely
Terence Garvin
Garvin had one tackle against Denver on Sunday. A restricted free agent, he totaled nine tackles (eight solo) in 2015.

Most of Garvin's playing time came on special teams, just as it had in 2014. He should not be someone fantasy owners are targeting in IDP leagues for 2016.

Adam Hayward
Redskins linebacker and special teams standout Adam Hayward sustained a season-ending knee injury in the second quarter of a preseason game Thursday against Detroit, a source has told ESPN.

Both Hayward and Jay Gruden confirmed that the former needed to be further evaluated, but the source claims that he has a torn ACL.

Hayward hasn't had much luck in regard to health since coming to Washington. He lost the last five games in 2014 with a tibial plateau fracture and finished the season with nine tackles.

DeAngelo Hall
Hall is penciled in as Washington's starting free safety at this point in the offseason, Mike Jones of the Washington Post reports.

With only scraps remaining on the free-agent market and the NFL Draft less than a month in the future, Hall will remain in the back of Washington's secondary. After putting together four consecutive complete campaigns from 2010 through 2013, an array of injuries have limited him to 14 appearances the past two seasons, during which he totaled 64 tackles (51 solo), two forced fumbles, two fumble recoveries, and one defensive touchdown. The production is a far cry from the peak of his career, especially with no picks on the ledger during that stretch, but the 32-year-old currently has no competition at strong safety.

Houston Bates
The Redskins announced they have signed defensive end Frank Kearse on Monday. Kearse had been released by the team over the weekend.

Linebacker Houston Bates was waived in a corresponding move on Monday. 

Willie Jefferson
The Bills released linebacker Willie Jefferson, according to the team's website.
Josh LeRibeus
The Redskins listed the following players as inactive for Week 17’s game against the Cowboys: Chris Thompson, Kenny Okoro, Josh LeRibeus, Rishaw Johnson, Travian Robertson, Leonard Hankerson and Steve Beauharnais .
Steven Daniels
The Redskins selected 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.

Ryan Kerrigan
Kerrigan (hand) recorded two sacks in Sunday's victory over the Giants.

Kerrigan has 3 sacks in the last two week snad 6.5 sacks and 26 tackles on the season. His offseason knee surgery and recent broken hand have likely hampered his output this year.

Deshazor Everett
The Redskins signed former Seahawks tightend Anthony McCoy and waived cornerback DeShazor Everett on Monday, according to the Washington Post.
Cody Booth
The Jaguars signed tight end Michael Egnew to their practice squad and waived offensive lineman Cody Booth, reports the National Football Post. He was released by the Lions last month.
Geno Matias-Smith
No Updates
Chris Culliver
Culliver was released by the Redskins on Monday.

Culliver signed a four-year, $32 million deal with the Redskins just last offseason, but made only six appearances for Washington prior to suffering a torn ACL and MCL during a November practice. Not only is Culliver a high-priced veteran coming off an injury, but the Redskins also drafted cornerback Kendall Fuller in the third round, and made a huge splash by adding All-Pro corner Josh Norman recently as well. Given those considerations, the 27-year-old Culliver was made expendable and will now look to land elsewhere prior to the season.

Knee - Questionable for start of season
Tress Way
Washington's backup running backs did little Week 14 against the Rams.

Silas Redd received one carry, gaining 8 yards. He finished second on the team in rushing. Redd did manage to make an impact in the passing game, though. He caught three passes for 36 yards. Redd was targeted four times. Punter Tress Way also got a carry, gaining 2 yards.

They'll look for more Week 15 against the Giants. 

Brandon Scherff
Redskins first-round pick Brandon Scherff has impressed the team in early OTAs. 

Coach Jay Gruden said that Scherff "doesn't need a chip" on his shoulder to play hard, because "he's going to try his butt off on every play", according to the team's Twitter feed.

Gruden said the "intent" was to install Scherff at starting right tackle. "We'll find a spot for him...he'll be a heck of a player for us."

Carlos Fields
The Giants signed cornerback Victor Hampton and linebacker Carlos Fields to the practice squad Tuesday, the New York Daily News reports.
Ziggy Hood
Hood was released by the Bears on Tuesday, Brad Biggs of the Chicago Tribune reports.

A first-round selection back in 2009, Hood has just 12.5 sacks and 164 tackles in 96 career games. Wherever he might land, he'll likely have to compete for a back-end roster spot next season.

DeSean Jackson
Redskins coach Jay Gruden said he isn't worried about Jackson's spotty attendance at voluntary offseason workouts, ESPN.com reports. "He has been here, he has popped in and had a cup of coffee," Redskins coach Jay Gruden said. "Last time I looked up the word 'voluntary,' that is his choice, and he has been in the league nine years. He knows what type of shape he has to come in. Obviously, last year he pulled his hamstring, and some people say it was because he was out of shape, but he wasn't really."

Whatever else his reputation might be, Jackson has never faced any serious questions regarding his conditioning, even after missing six games with hamstring injuries last season. Further alleviating any potential concern is the fact that he'll be playing in the same offensive scheme for a third straight season as he enters the final year of his contract. The Redskins did draft WR Josh Doctson at No. 22 overall, but GM Scot McCloughan said the team will retain both Jackson and Pierre Garcon, who is also entering the final year of his contract. Given Jackson's value as a top deep threat, Garcon is likely the one in real danger of losing snaps and/or targets to the rookie. Interestingly enough, the Redskins may actually be pleased with Jackson's lack of attendance, as he could've collected a $500,000 bonus if he'd shown up for 90 percent of the voluntary program.

Christo Bilukidi
The Ravens have signed long snapper Morgan Cox and defensive end Christo Bilukidi, according to the Baltimore Sun.

Cox, 28, snapped in seven games in 2014 before tearing his ACL. He was placed on season-ending injured reserve.

Bilukidi began his career with the Raiders, he then went on to play for the Bengals and Ravens. The 25-year-old has 16 total tackles, one pass defensed and one sack.

Jerrell Powe
The Redskins signed free agent nose tackle Jerrell Powe on Monday, per the NFL's transactions report.

Powe played for Houston last season and Kansas City the three years prior.

Powe had 10 tackles and a pass defense last season. 

Martrell Spaight
No Updates
Kendall Reyes
Reyes signed a one-year deal with the Redskins on Friday, Mike Jones of the Washington Post reports.

The 27-year-old spent his first four seasons with the Chargers. He has recorded 13.5 sacks in 64 games. Last season he started in 15 games with San Diego, finishing with 25 tackles, two sacks, and an interception. Reyes figures to sure-up the Redskins defensive line after Jason Hatcher and Terrance Knighton left in free agency.

Corey Crawford
No Updates
Darrel Young
Young has been informed that he'll be released by the Redskins, The Washington Post reports.

Young has spent his entire six-year career in Washington, where he served as a reliable fullback and short-yard rusher. Prior to this past season, Young rushed for three touchdowns in back-to-back campaigns, and his experience should land him somewhere ahead of training camp this summer.

Chris Baker
Redskins defensive end Jason Hatcher has missed practice all week and is listed as doubtful for Sunday's game against the Cowboys. Hatcher has missed Washington's last two games with a knee injury.

Trent Williams (shoulder), Chris Baker (toe/elbow), Gabe Miller (ankle), Keenan Robinson (knee) and Stephen Bowen (ankle/illness) are all listed as questionable for the game. 

Robert Griffin III (shoulder), Bashaud Breeland (thigh), Barry Coefield (shoulder), Tom Compton (knee), Will Compton (shoulder), Jackson Jeffcoat (calf), Kory Lichtensteiger (stinger) and Darrel Young (ankle) are all considered probable.

The Redskins are currently 5 1/2-point underdogs at home against the Cowboys. 

Colt McCoy
McCoy has agreed to a three-year deal to remain with Washington, the Washington Post reports.

With the franchise having parted ways with Robert Griffin, the team has quickly moved to ensure stability at the top of the QB depth chart, by franchising starter Kirk Cousins and securing the services of McCoy to remain his backup.

Joe Kerridge
No Updates
Josh Doctson
Although Doctson tended to a sore Achilles in OTAs this week, Kirk Cousins believes the rookie wideout will be a "great weapon in the red zone," Tarik El-Bashir of CSN Mid-Atlantic reports.

The injury concern notwithstanding, Doctson was tabbed 22nd overall last month to provide a bit of variety to a jam-packed receiving corps. Looking at Cousins' plans for the 6-foot-2, 206-pound rook, Doctson would seemingly be the other top red-zone threat with tight end Jordan Reed. Helping Doctson's cause in that realm is a 41-inch vertical leap, but in reality, his study of a voluminous playbook and chemistry with Cousins will be key in making an immediate impact as a professional.

Ricky Jean Francois
The Redskins signed defensive tackle Ricky Jean Francois to a three-year deal Thursday, reports the NFL Network.

The deal is believed to be worth $9 million with $4 million guaranteed. With incentives, the deal can reach $11.25 million.

Jean Francois was cut by the Colts on Monday. In 2014, Jean Francois totaled 28 tackles and three sacks.

Jason Hatcher
Hatcher announced his retirement on Friday, agent Jordan Woy reports.

The 33-year-old defensive end has played 10 years in the league, including eight with the Cowboys. In 2015 he totaled 20 tackles, two sacks, and a forced fumble in 15 games with the Redskins. Over his entire career he recorded 250 tackles, 34.5 sacks, one interception, and five forced fumbles.

Logan Paulsen
Paulsen is signing a one-year contract to remain with the Redskins, ESPN's Adam Caplin reports.

Paulsen has spent his entire six-year career with the Redskins, but missed all of last season after having toe surgery in August. A backup tight end, Paulsen will hope for a healthy 2016 campaign, but his fantasy stock is minuscule at best.

Nick Sundberg
The Redskins released safety Jordan Pugh and signed defensive back Trenton Robinson, reports 106.7 The Fan. Washington also placed long snapper Nick Sundberg and linebacker Bryan Kehl on IR with knee injuries.

Long snapper Kyle Nelson was signed to replace Sundberg, and linebacker Josh Hull was added to replace Kehl.

Desmond Bishop
The 49ers waived 10 players on Monday. They were K Corey Acosta, LB Steve Beauharnais, CB Mylan Hicks, T Sean Hooey, WR Mario Hull, WR Chuck Jacobs, WR Nigel King, LB Shawn Lemon, FB Trey Millard and DL Lawrence Okoye.

Additionally, the 49ers placed G/C Daniel Kilgore on the PUP list to start the season and WR DeAndre Smelter on the NFI list. The team also placed WR Dres Anderson and LB Desmond Bishop on injured reserve.

Niles Paul
Paul is treading a fine line as he recovers from a dislocated left ankle, combining weight work and cardio at Washington's facility, Jake Kring-Schreifels of the team's official site reports.

Paul entered training camp last summer as the No. 1 tight end in Washington, only to sustain a season-ending ankle injury in the first preseason game. The stars were aligned for Jordan Reed's breakout campaign following Logan Paulsen's (toe) placement on injured reserve within a week of Paul's malady. Further straining his standing within the TE corps was the recent acquisition of Vernon Davis, but Paul's ability to log snaps at an open position (fullback) should help him find a place in the offense next season.

Marcel Jensen
Jensen agreed to a contract with the Redskins on Tuesday.

Jensen was plucked off the Bills' practice squad and will take the roster spot of wide receiver Andre Roberts, who was placed on injured reserve. Jensen will be the fourth tight end on the Bills' roster, and he figures to play sparingly behind primary tight end Jordan Reed.

Alex Smith
Smith signed with Washington on Tuesday, ESPN's Adam Schefter reports.

Washington needs depth at tight end after Derek Carrier suffered a season-ending knee injury during Sunday's game against the Browns. Smith is an experienced blocking specialist, but he only has 163 receptions in 121 career games.

Derek Carrier
Carrier (knee) was placed on injured reserve Tuesday, Tarik El-Bashir of CSN Washington reports.

Carrier tore his ACL and MCL this past Sunday , which forcast his placement on IR. Washington's tight-end ranks include Je'ron Hamm and Alex Smith behind clear No. 1 option Jordan Reed.

Morgan Moses
Redskins tackle Morgan Moses has sustained a Lisfranc injury that will require surgery, according to the Washington Times.

Moses did not play Sunday against St. Louis and is out for the season.

Ryan Grant
Grant caught all three of his targets for 54 yards and a touchdown in Sunday's game against the Buccaneers.

The second-year wideout made the most of his usage on the day, finishing third on the team in receiving and scoring the first of three second-half Redskins touchdowns in what was an enthralling comeback effort. Despite Sunday's results, Grant is unlikely to assume a large role in the passing game any time soon, with Jordan Reed back in action and DeSean Jackson set to return. Washington will go on bye next week before a Nov. 8 matchup with the Patriots.

Kendall Fuller
Fuller (knee) participated in team drills at OTAs this past week, Rich Tandler of RealRedskins.com reports.

The rookie corner is coming off microfracture surgery from this past fall, so the fact that he is far enough along in his recovery is a very encouraging sign for Washington's secondary depth.

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Pierre Garcon
Garcon caught five of eight targets for 70 yards in Sunday's loss to Green Bay.

Garcon caught at least five passes for the fourth time in six games, dating back to Week 13 of the regular season. For the year, Garcon tied a career high in touchdowns with six and was a major part of Washington's pass-happy end to the season. Garcon found the end zone in each of Washington's final three regular season games and, if Kirk Cousins and the Washington passing attack continues on that trajectory in 2016, Garcon should be a coveted No. 2 or No. 3 fantasy option in 2016.

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Shawn Lauvao
The Redskins have given the thumbs-down to defensive lineman Chris Baker (chest) and tight end Jordan Reed (hamstring) for the Sunday game in San Francisco. Offensive linemen Trent Williams (knee/ankle) and Shawn Lauvao (concussion) are questionable.
Will Blackmon
Blackmon has agreed to a two-year deal with the Redskins, The Washington Post reports.

Blackmon joined the Redskins as a veteran depth signing ahead of last season, but surpassed expectations by compiling a career-best 49 tackles and two interceptions over the course of the campaign. At 31 years old, Blackmon now finds himself as one of Washington's top cornerbacks heading into the upcoming season, when he'll hope to build on his 2015 success.

Perry Riley
Riley (foot) is inactive for Sunday's playoff game against the Packers.

Riley, who is recovering from surgery on his right foot, made his return to practice this past week, suggesting that he could be ready to go by next weekend should Washington advance to the Divisional Round of the playoffs.

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Chris Thompson
Thompson, who has signed his exclusive rights tender with Washington, could experience an expanded role in 2016 following the departure of Alfred Morris to the Cowboys.

Bit by the injury bug throughout his first three seasons, Thompson finally made his presence felt on the field in 2015, totaling 35 carries for 216 yards, 35 receptions (on 48 targets) for 240 yards, and two touchdown grabs in 13 games. However, he required surgery to repair a torn labrum in his left shoulder on Jan. 27, which is poised to impact his availability throughout the offseason program. Although he may lack for reps in May and June, Thompson is expected to serve as a change-of-pace option to Matt Jones at the start of training camp, assuming no more additions to the backfield.

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Kirk Cousins
Washington GM Scot McCloughan is optimistic Cousins and the team will agree to a long-term extension before the July 15 deadline, CSN Mid-Atlantic reports.

If the two parties don't reach an agreement by July 15, Cousins will play out 2016 at his franchise-tag salary of $19.953 million. Washington would then have to wait until the following offseason to offer him a new contract, with the asking price potentially much higher. There's no guarantee a deal gets done, as the team is understandably hesitant to give Cousins true franchise quarterback money after just one good season.

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Jeron Johnson
There is no comparison these days between the Seahawks and Redskins. So former Seattle and current Washington safety Jeron Johnson believes he must be careful not to push everything he learned from his old team onto his new one. He prefers to just transfer over what will help his teammates and himself.

Johnson is the lone member of the Redskins secondary that not only played for winning teams, but participated in the last two Super Bowls. He played behind the premier combination of Kam Chancellor and Earl Thomas in Seattle. He is now a starter on a team that must improve greatly to contend for a title.

"I had to shake myself out of comparing everything to Seattle because I'm in a new situation," Johnson told ESPN. "I'd definitely love to have the success we had in Seattle. I bring a little knowledge I did obtain from Seattle. I just want to share the knowledge. I don't want to be Seattle. I want to have our own identity, but who wouldn't want to do the things they've done?

"So it's automatically, 'I did this in Seattle and in Seattle I did that.' I have to shake that whole mentality and get on with what the Redskins are doing now."

Johnson played in 15 of 16 games last season and finished with 12 tackles.

Trent Murphy
The Redskins announced they placed linebacker Trent Murphy on injured reserve Tuesday. 

The team also signed offensive lineman Rishaw Johnson from the Giants’ practice squad to the Redskins’ 53-man roster. The Redskins also signed free-agent wide receiver Colin Lockett to the practice squad.

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Will Compton
Compton will likely compete with Mason Foster for a starting job at inside linebacker alongside Perry Riley, CSN Mid-Atlantic reports.

Compton had 91 tackles (51 solo), a sack and a fumble recovery in 16 games (nine starts) last season, but he wasn't a reliable IDP option at any point during the year. With Perry Riley seemingly locked in as one of the starters, Compton will have to battle Mason Foster for the other starting gig. Riley is easily the preferred IDP of the bunch.

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David Bruton
Washington and Bruton agreed to a contract Monday, Stephen Czarda of the team's official site reports.

The veteran safety primarily served on special teams during his seven-year stint with the Broncos, but eight starts litter his 104 career games. Last season, he received three nods in 13 appearances before suffering a season-ending broken right fibula in Week 15, finishing with 49 tackles (37 solo), two interceptions, two forced fumbles, one fumble recovery, and one sack. Although he missed Denver's run to Super Bowl glory, he'll have the opportunity to lock down the first regular starting gig as a professional with Washington.

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Stephen Paea
The Redskins have agreed to a four-year deal with defensive tackle Stephen Paea, NFL.com reports.

Paea is slated to make more than $5 million per year as part of the deal. He said Monday he was set to join the Redskins after recording a career-high six sacks with the Bears in 2014.

Ty Nsekhe
The Redskins released 13 players Monday, according to The Baltimore Sun.

The players included Ricky Sapp, Austin Spitler, Jerry Rice Jr, Thomas Wolfe, Kenny Okoro, Ty Nsekhe, Gabe Miller, Rishaw Johnson, Kenneth Horsley, Isaako Aaitui, Steve Beauharnais, Braylon Bell and Edawn Coughman.

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Spencer Long
Second-year guard Spencer Long is being slated as the Redskins' starting right guard this season, and as he prepares for the task, he notes there's a "night and day" difference in the way he feels from his rookie campaign, per ESPN.com. 

Long played in just five games as a rookie, but the former college walk-on has applied that mentality to his work during OTAs, and his experience, however brief, has made a big difference. 

"It's night and day different than as a rookie," Long said. "Your body is used to the speed, the tempo. You already have a jump on the mental game, you know how to study, you know how to prepare. It's such a smoother transition coming into this year."

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Nate Sudfeld
The Redskins selected Sudfeld in the sixth round of the 2016 NFL Draft, 187th overall.

Sudfeld (6-foot-6, 234 pounds) is a big quarterback who was highly successful at Indiana, throwing for 7,879 yards (8.0 YPA), 61 touchdowns and 20 interceptions in 38 games. The NFL normally swoons over big, experienced quarterbacks like Sudfeld -- it's hard to see why he should go three rounds later than Sean Mannion did, for instance -- so this looks like a nice project pick for Washington.

Kyshoen Jarrett
Jarrett is waiting to hear how nerve damage in his shoulder is progressing, but some in the Redskins' organization think it's unlikely that he plays in 2016, or ever again, Mike Jones of The Washington Post reports.

A sixth-round pick for the Redskins in 2015, Jarrett was forced into a large role in the team's secondary around midseason due to a rash of injuries, including those of starters DeAngelo Hall and Chris Culliver, that saw the team play 15 defensive backs on the year. Jarrett played well, recording 58 tackles, four passes defensed, and one forced fumble in his rookie campaign, but he suffered a shoulder injury in the season finale that has proved to be quite serious. He suffered nerve damage to his entire arm and still, five months later, doesn't have much feeling in it. Unless his recovery begins to dramatically accelerate, it appears as though he'll be unable to play in 2016, and if it doesn't progress at all he may never see the field again.

Junior Galette
Galette has signed a one-year deal to remain with Washington, ESPN.com reports.

Per the report, retaining the pass-rusher will cost the team, at most, $4 million. Galette, who turns 28 on March 27, will thus look to establish his role in the Washington defense this year after missing the 2015 season with a torn Achilles' tendon. Prior to his injury, while with the Saints, Galette recorded back-to-back double-digit sack campaigns in 2013 and 2014.

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Vernon Davis
Davis' one-year deal with Washington reportedly carries a base salary of $2.38 million, CSN Mid Atlantic reports.

Moreover, $1.1 million of Davis' deal is guaranteed, which hints that the veteran tight end is virtually assured a roster spot with the team. That said, the 32-year-old Davis remains behind productive returnee Jordan Reed in the team's TE pecking order, though the report speculates that Davis could play "in excess of 25 snaps per game" when both players are available. In any case, after seeing Davis' fantasy value dip over the last two seasons, his chances of a bounce-back campaign appear limited so long as Reed (who caught 87 passes in 14 games last season) can stay on the field.

Dustin Hopkins
Hopkins made all four field goals and all five extra points in Sunday's win against the Saints.

Hopkins has made 16 of 17 field goals and all 19 extra points this season. His only miss coming on a 50+ yarder.

Andre Roberts
Roberts is visiting the Bills on Thursday, NFL.com's Ian Rapoport reports.

Released by Washington on Tuesday, the 28-year-old Roberts already has three visits lined up, with the first coming Thursday/Friday in Buffalo. Regardless of where he ends up signing, he'll need to compete for a potential role as the No. 3 or 4 receiver. Roberts caught just 47 passes in 25 games during his two seasons with Washington, eventually getting demoted to fourth or fifth on the wideout depth chart. Buffalo doesn't have any established talent at the position behind starters Sammy Watkins (foot) and Robert Woods.

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Jeremy Harris
The Jaguars have ruled Roy Miller (knee), Chris Smith, Tyler Shatley, Matt Daniels, Jeremy Harris, Tommy Streeter (abdomen) and Stephen Morris as inactive for Sunday's season finale against Houston.
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Kedric Golston
Golston re-signed with the Redskins on a one-year, $1.005 million deal Wednesday, Mike Jones of the Washington Post reports.

The veteran defensive lineman appeared in 15 games last season and will again provide depth up front for the Redskins in 2016. He may not step into a starting role, but with Jason Hatcher and Terrance Knighton no longer on the team, Golston could find himself in a slightly more prominent role this year especially if Washington is not aggressive in addressing their front in free agency and the draft.

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