Adrian Peterson on Redskins and playoffs: ‘We’re in the hunt’

The Washington Redskins kept their playoff hopes alive after beating the Jaguars 16-13 in Jacksonville on Sunday. With the victory, the Redskins(7-7) are one game behind the Cowboys(8-6) in the NFC East, who were shutout today by the Colts 23-0, and a 1/2 game behind the Vikings(7-6-1) for the final wild-card spot.

Next week, Washington travels to Tennessee to battle the Titans on Saturday.

“At 7-6(7-7), we’re right there. We’re in the hunt.” Redskins RB Adrian Peterson said after the game. It’s all about refocusing on Monday and getting ready for a good Titans team. On the road again, but we have the guys in the building to get it done.”

Redskins WR Jamison Crowder, who had four catches for 46 yards on Sunday, is happy to have a shot at the playoffs.

“We’ve had to overcome a lot.  At the same time, it’s football,” Crowder said. “We’re right in the mix of it.  You just have to keep going. We’re glad to be in the mix, and some teams can’t even say they’re in this position.”

While the Redskins are still in the mix, they will need some help to win the NFC East or get a wildcard spot, which TE Vernon Davis recognizes.

“Hopefully, we will get some help from other teams and keep this playoff push going,” Davis said.

The Redskins showed some fight today, but their offense with QB Josh Johnson running the show, struggled today and will probably continue to struggle. Washington last two games won’t be easy(@Titans, Eagles). Furthermore, they are going to need teams to lose if they want to make the playoffs, so while they are still alive today, it’s still an uphill battle for the Redskins moving forward.


Josh Norman to Dez Bryant: ‘Come on over’

It was rumored for a few weeks, and finally, it happened. The Cowboys released WR Dez Bryant on Friday.

The three-time Pro-Bowler had 69 catches for 838 yards and six touchdowns last season for the Cowboys.

What’s next for Bryant? The 29-year-old Bryant told the NFL Network on Friday that staying in NFC East is something that he would like to do:

“I won’t say any teams, but being in the division, that’s a huge possibility,” Bryant told NFL Network. “That’s a huge possibility. That’s something that I want.”

One guy who would like Bryant to stay in the NFC East and play in Washington is Redskins CB Josh Norman:

“He wouldn’t be a bad addition. Hell, come on over. The more stars you can get. Like I said, I wouldn’t be opposed to it for sure,” Norman said to TMZ Sports.  “If he can help us win,  that’s all that matters at the end of the day. I hope he do come; help us out.”

The Redskins are reportedly not interested in Bryant at that point, but things can always change.

Bryant does not appear to be the same player that he was few years back, but I think he can still help a team. Bryant was scheduled to make $12.5 million next season, and I’m not sure he is worth that kind of money moving forward.

Norman and Bryant have had their issues with each other over the years, but these guys are adults, so they can work it out.

Bryant has not had a 1,000 yard receiving season since 2014.


Timberwolves poke fun at Skins after losing Kirk Cousins to Vikings(Watch)

Tuesday was a good day for the state of Minnesota. Earlier in the day, the Minnesota Vikings agreed to terms with ex-Redskins QB Kirk Cousins on a three-year $84 million deal.

Later that day, the Minnesota Timberwolves beat the Washington Wizards 116-111 in D.C. last night.

After the game, here is what the Timberwolves tweeted:


Ex-Skins QB Mark Rypien on Cousins: ‘I think they should have signed him to a long-term deal

Redskins QB Kirk Cousins is off to a decent start this season. Cousins, who have the Redskins off to a 2-1 start, is coming off an impressive performance in a win against the Raiders last Sunday when he threw for 365 yards and three touchdowns.

After not being able to agree on a long-term deal, Cousins has signed the franchise tender the past two seasons in Washington.

If Cousins continues to play well, he will get that elusive long-term deal from the Redskins or somebody else.

Former Redskins QB Mark Rypien, who was the last Redskins QB to lead the team to a Super Bowl, believes the Redskins made a mistake by not signing Cousins to a long-term deal:

“I think they should have signed him to a long-term deal,” Rypien told TMZ Sports. “We’ll see how the rest of the season goes, but I don’t think if it goes as well as it looks right now, they’re gonna get Kirk Cousins to come back in Washington, which is unfortunate.”

While Cousins, 29, has been solid over the past two seasons, you can understand why the Redskins are reluctant to give him a long-term deal. I don’t think anyone can say definitively that Cousins is a franchise-caliber quarterback.

However, if he does continue to get better, Cousins might decide to go elsewhere, which as Rypien said, would be unfortunate.



Redskins’ Vernon Davis on Kaepernick: ‘He’s the type of guy you want on your team’

Former 49er and Redskins TE Vernon Davis gave his support for Colin Kaepernick. Davis told TMZ Sports his thoughts on Kaepernick, and what he can bring to a team:

“Great teammate, never really had any problem out of him. I know he’s an extremely hard worker. He’ll outwork anyone, any day; that’s what I always loved about him. Always come to work. He gives a 110 percent; all day, everyday, hands down. But yeah, he’s a great guy.” 

Davis, who played with Kaepernick in San Francisco, still believes Kaepernick can play:

“He’s fast, he can throw, he does it all. He’s one of those guys you want on your team.”

Terrance Knighton retires

Terrance Knighton has decided to retire, and go into coaching according to ESPN’s Adam Schefter. The 30-year old Knighton played 8 season in the NFL. “Pot Roast,” was signed by the Patriots last off-season; Knighton was ultimately released in August.

Knighton played for Jaguars, Broncos,  and Redskins.

Enjoy retirement!

Three way trade involving Cousins and Romo?

Three way trades don’t happen in the NFL. According to Ian Rapoport, it could be possible. In a trade, the 49ers would get Kirk Cousins. The Redskins would get Tony Romo, and the Cowboys get draft picks.

This would be a blockbuster deal! All the teams would benefit in my opinion. The Cowboys get assets for Romo; the 49ers and Redskins get an upgrade at the quarterback position. It is a risk for the Redskins because Romo is 36(37 in April), and has had injury issues. If healthy, short term, Romo is an upgrade over Cousins. Another question is whether the Cowboys would be willing to trade within their division.  If the price is right, anything is possible. Remember Donovan McNabb to the Redskins? That trade worked out well for the Eagles, not so well for the Redskins.


‘You like that?’ Cousins tagged again

The Redskins will slap the franchise tag on Kirk Cousins again! This time it is an exclusive tag, which means that Cousins can’t negotiate with anybody else.  The Redskins have until July 15 to make a deal with Cousins. Redskins will pay Cousins $23.94 million under the tag.

Kirk Cousins is good, but you can find better. I would not give him a long term deal if I am the Redskins. He is in between a game changer and a game manager. Good enough to take you to the playoffs, but not good enough to win a title.  No matter what happens Cousins has 23.94 million reasons to be happy!

Desean Jackson back to Philly?

This has been out there for awhile now, but don’t be surprised if Desean Jackson is wearing midnight green again. Jackson was a guest on Adam Schefter’s podcast “Know Them From Adam” where he had some interesting things to say about a possible return to Philadelphia:

“It definitely is a great story, I guess you could say. Starting your career somewhere and obviously going to a division rival team and having the possibility of maybe going back. I mean you kind of just think about all of that, where you started from and maybe where you want to finish it. It’s just a lot of speculation of a lot of thoughts. It almost sounds good but you never really know until the final decision is made. But I’m just a firm believer of you work hard, you put in the work, and continuously go out there and show everyone what you’re capable of doing. I think the sky is the limit for me. My agent, Joel Segal, is in a great position. I’m in a great position. Really I’m just going to let him be the expertise guy. He’s the one with all the experience. He’s been doing this for plenty of years. With the conversations we’ve been having, it’s great on our end. The best thing we need to do is stay under the radar, me continuously working out, and from there we’ll just sit back and see what teams are putting out there.”

The Eagles need a wide receiver, and Jackson might fit the bill. We’ll see how this plays out!