The 6-foot-7, 341-pound Jones went undrafted out of Alabama State in 2013 before signing with the Atlanta Falcons. Jones spent the first 12 weeks of the 2013 season on Atlanta’s practice squad before receiving a promotion to the 53-man roster on Nov. 26, 2013.Read full article >>
In case you’ve been missing Mark Maske’s First and 10 feature this season, a Monday-morning whirlwind analysis of happenings around the NFL, Redskins fans ought to check out item No. 5 from this morning. It reads, in part:Read full article >>
One of the most electrifying performances of the weekend came from Teddy Bridgewater, the Minnesota Vikings’ rookie quarterback who threw for 317 yards against the Atlanta Falconsin his first career start.Read full article >>
Carolina Panthers running back DeAngelo Williams suffered a foot injury in the second quarter of Sunday’s 38-10 loss to the Baltimore Ravens, leaving the Panthers bereft at running back.
Williams was expected to carry much of the rushing load for Carolina with Jonathan Stewart (sprained knee), Mike Tolberg (broken leg) and Fozzy Whittaker (quad). But he went down after 11 carries and 34 rushing yards Sunday, and initially has been listed as doubtful for next Sunday’s game against Chicago.Read full article >>
The Oakland Raiders are on their bye week. That’s never a good place to be for an NFL head coach whose team has a winless record.
The Raiders fell to 0-4 with Sunday’s 38-14 loss to the Miami Dolphins in London, and speculation has intensified that Dennis Allen could be ousted as Oakland’s coach by owner Mark Davis. An Associated Press reporter wrote Sunday on Twitter that Allen had been fired, but later deleted that social-media report and apologized for it.Read full article >>
The Washington Redskins have re-signed cornerback Richard Crawford for his second stint with the team.
A seventh round pick in 2012 out of Southern Methodist, Crawford did not survive final roster cuts entering this season. Washington signed him to the practice squad, but then released him on Sept. 9th.Read full article >>
A post-mortem examination of the brain of Jovan Belcher, the Kansas City Chiefs player who shot his girlfriend to death and then committed suicide in December 2012, showed that the linebacker was likely suffering from chronic traumatic encephalopathy.Read full article >>
A sixth-year veteran, the 5-10, 200-pound Sanford has started 44 games in his career — all with the Vikings, who drafted him in the seventh round in 2009 out of Mississippi.Read full article >>
ESPN’s “Monday Night Football” will not be featuring a discussion in which an all-male panel discusses domestic violence.
In fact, the telecast of the game between the New England Patriots and Kansas City Chiefs will feature just a regular pregame show. There was never, the network says, a panel discussion about the topic planned for tonight.Read full article >>
The much-anticipated Sean Taylor documentary debuted on NFL Network Friday night, and judging by reactions online, plenty of Redskins fans were moved by the 44-minute film.
The same goes for Taylor’s former teammates with the Redskins, and for the team’s current players, many of whom were still in high school when Taylor died.Read full article >>
The Redskins’ embarrassing loss to the Giants took place four days ago, but the team’s fans are still fuming.
Today as we dig into the mailbag, we try to assess what went wrong, who to blame, and where the team goes from here.Read full article >>
Well, one Harbaugh may be looking for a job fairly soon, but the other presently is happy where he is.Read full article >>
Because they played on Thursday night, the Redskins have a longer-than-usual layoff between games, and Coach Jay Gruden opted to give his players a rest period to allow the high number of ailments to heal.Read full article >>
Each week Neil Greenberg will take a look at the numbers from the week to see what trends are emerging.
Teddy Bridgewater can play
Bridgewater’s debut was almost everything you can ask for from a first round draft pick. He completed 63.3 percent of his passes for 317 yards and didn’t throw an interception. And while he didn’t throw a touchdown pass either, he did run one in from the 13-yard line.Read full article >>
The most disturbing audio after Thursday night’s Redskins embarrassment didn’t come from a self-flagellating Jay Gruden, nor did it come from an obviously disappointed Kirk Cousins.
No, the most disturbing audio I heard came from Chris Cooley, talking about the Kirk Cousins meltdown, during the postgame show on ESPN 980.Read full article >>
A little over a week has passed since the NFL has had a headline that packs a horrible PR hit and there’s a sense that the focus is returning to the football field.
But that doesn’t mean that the domestic violence crisis that engulfed the league starting Sept. 8 has passed and it could still claim the job of the league’s top official. At least one NFL owner told Peter King of MMQB.com that he believes Commissioner Roger Goodell can, in the short term, survive the mess that began when video of Ray Rice knocking out his then-fiancee was posted by TMZ. From King:Read full article >>
Each week the Washington Post’s Mark Maske provides in-depth Monday morning NFL analysis with “First and 10,” a dissection of the league’s most important developments from a weekend of action.
First and 10: Sept. 29Read full article >>
Ndamukong Suh took an extreme measure to avoid talking about reports that he wants out of Detroit.
After the Lions’ victory over the New York Jets, he took off his pads in the locker room at MetLife Stadium, the New York Post reported, and boarded the team bus while still wearing the undershirt he had played in. His coach, Jim Caldwell, was left to talk about whether Suh would like to play for either New York team (or perhaps Chicago or Dallas) when he becomes a free agent five days after the Super Bowl. Or to not talk about it.Read full article >>
The Oakland Raiders flat-out embarrassed themselves in a 38-14 loss to the Miami Dolphins on Sunday in London, falling to 0-4. Third-year coach Dennis Allen doesn’t seem long for the job — and with the Raiders’ bye week coming up, it would be a good time to pull the plug — but as of Monday morning he still was employed.Read full article >>
The Dallas Cowboys may have suffered another big loss on defense in their victory over the New Orleans Saints, with fears that cornerback Morris Claiborne tore his anterior cruciate ligament on Sunday night.Read full article >>