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Offensive tackle, linebacker among Washington’s draft needs

Washington goes into the draft with major holes at left tackle and linebacker and others smaller needs all over the roster. Quarterback isn't the most glaring problem in the short term after signing Ryan Fitzpatrick. But that doesn't mean there isn't a temptation to trade up for Trey Lance or one of the other top prospects available after the top two. Coach Ron Rivera and new executives Martin Mayhew and […]

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Washington replacing cheerleading team with coed dance team

Washington will not have cheerleaders for the first time since the NFL's longest-running cheerleading team was founded in 1962. Washington will instead have a coed dance team in 2021 as it continues an organizational rebranding effort. Former Laker Girl manager Petra Pope was hired as an adviser to use her three decades of NBA experience to revamp the group. The organization had come under fire for allegations of employees making […]

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QB Heinicke re-signs with Washington for $8.75M over 2 years

Washington has re-signed quarterback Taylor Heinicke to a two-year, $8.75 million contract. Heinicke was out of football when Washington signed him to the practice squad in December. The 27-year-old impressed in his NFL playoff debut despite losing to the eventual Super Bowl-champion Buccaneers. Heinicke was 26 of 44 for 306 yards, a touchdown pass and an interception against Tampa Bay. He also had six carries for a team-leading 46 yards […]

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Haskins apologizes after photos show mask-less partying

Washington quarterback Dwayne Haskins has publicly apologized after photo evidence came to light of him partying with several people unmasked after his game Sunday. Haskins says he spoke with coach Ron Rivera and took full responsibility for putting the team at risk during the pandemic. He called it “irresponsible and immature” and said he was sorry for creating a distraction during Washington's playoff push. The team is aware of the […]

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Washington QB uncertainty: Haskins practices, not Alex Smith

Alex Smith’s right calf injury has kept him out of practice for Washington. Dwayne Haskins took snaps with the first-time offense instead on Wednesday. Coach Ron Rivera says he would be OK with waiting until just before the team’s next game before deciding who to start at quarterback. Haskins began the season as Washington’s starting QB, but he was benched after four games and three consecutive losses. He initially was […]

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Washington leads NFC East after gritty 23-15 win over 49ers

Rookies Chase Young and Kamren Curl scored defensive touchdowns and Washington grabbed sole possession of first place in the NFC East after a gritty 23-15 win over the San Francisco 49ers. Washington has won four straight games and is one game ahead of the New York Giants, who lost to the Arizona Cardinals 26-7 earlier Sunday. It’s Washington’s first four-game winning streak since 2016. San Francisco has lost five of […]

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Surprise! Washington ends Pittsburgh’s perfect season 23-17

The Pittsburgh Steelers' run at perfection is over. Washington rallied from a 14-point deficit to stun Pittsburgh 23-17 to drop the Steelers to 11-1 on the season. Washington quarterback Alex Smith passed for 296 yards and a 15-yard touchdown to Logan Thomas in the fourth quarter that tied the game. Dustin Hopkins kicked a field goal with just over 2 minutes left to put Washington ahead to stay. Pittsburgh missed […]

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