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Sat, 26 Mar 2016 14:43:38 -0700
Washington Redskins RB Matt Jones (hip) appears to be the prohibitive favorite to shoulder the load in 2016, according to head coach Jay Gruden.
"Matt played well and we're very excited about him; we let a heck of a running back, and a very productive running back (Alfred Morris), go because we have Matt. … We're taking a bit of a gamble here, but based on our professional opinion, we believe he can handle it and be very, very effective at it, toting the rock," Gruden said.
Fantasy Tip: General manager Scot McCloughan likely drafted Jones with the intention he would eventually become a carbon copy of Marshawn Lynch, who McCloughan traded for when he was in the Seattle Seahawks' front office. While Washington will probably let Chris Thompson and perhaps Pierre Thomas steal some occasional snaps in 2016, it appears Jones will be given a shot to be a featured back. Owners should view him as a solid RB2 - with RB1 upside - at the moment.
Sat, 19 Mar 2016 15:20:41 -0700
Washington Redskins RB Matt Jones is positioned to start 2016 as the team's every-down back, but he will need to cut down on his five fumbles (on 144 carries) during his rookie season - tied for the second-highest total in the NFL.
"When he's in traffic, he protects it pretty well, it's when he gets outside he gets a little bit loose with it and the guys that he doesn't see are the ones that pokes it away. So he's just got to be more secure with the ball all the time, not just when he's in traffic," Washington head coach Jay Gruden said.
Fantasy Tip: Jones had plenty of highs (123 yards rushing and two touchdowns in Week 2; 131 yards receiving and a score in Week 10) during his rookie season, but his inability to keep the ball secure forced him into a committee with Alfred Morris and Chris Thompson. Morris appears unlikely to return to the team and Thompson is recovering from shoulder surgery, so Jones will have plenty of time to make an impression this spring and summer. The second-year back is a high-upside RB2 at the moment.
Sun, 13 Dec 2015 15:52:33 -0800
Washington Redskins WR DeSean Jackson (knee) hurt his knee making a catch as he went out of bounds in the fourth quarter. Coach Jay Gruden said Jackson was sore but all right.
Fantasy Tip: Jackson ($6,000, 12.0% of cap) will be worth looking at in the next day or two to make sure he is just fine. Keep an eye on his progress.
Mon, 13 Apr 2015 23:13:29 -0700
Washington State QB Connor Halliday will visit the Washington Redskins this week to meet with general manager Scot McCloughan and head coach Jay Gruden.
Wed, 18 Feb 2015 10:16:43 -0800
Washington Redskins QB Robert Griffin III will go into the season as the team's starting quarterback, according to head coach Jay Gruden.
Fantasy Tip: Owners should probably not count on Griffin as their starting quarterback heading into next season, but he probably should be considered as a No. 2 quarterback option on draft day. He also could have good value in FantasyScore depending on the price and matchup.
Mon, 12 Jan 2015 03:41:13 -0800
Sources indicate Washington Redskins head coach Jay Gruden will have autonomy when it comes to hiring his next defensive coordinator. "The head coach hires all the coaches," Redskins general manager Scot McCloughan said.
Sat, 27 Dec 2014 04:13:17 -0800
Washington Redskins head coach Jay Gruden would prefer defensive coordinator Jim Haslett to remain with the team, but the call on whether to keep him will be made by upper management.
Tue, 16 Dec 2014 06:03:34 -0800
Updating previous reports, Washington Redskins head coach Jay Gruden has been informed he'll return for 2015.
Tue, 16 Dec 2014 02:49:55 -0800
Washington Redskins head coach Jay Gruden will be retained as coach for the 2015 season, according to sources.
Tue, 09 Dec 2014 03:16:05 -0800
Washington Redskins coach Jay Gruden has not spoken to anyone from the University of Michigan regarding that school's coaching vacancy.
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