Ron Rivera continues overnight overhaul of Washington roster
When Landon Collins joined Washington in 2019, he told friends something needed to change. Since Ron Rivera took over as coach and head of football operations on New Year's Day 2020, he has entirely remade the team in his image. Just 18 players brought in by the previous regime led by former president Bruce Allen and coach Jay Gruden are part of Washington’s initial 53-man roster — a quick and substantial overhaul even in a league full of turnover.news.yahoo.com
Washington beaten by Panthers, fails to clinch NFC East
Haskins' failed second chance coupled with a special teams blunder and defensive miscues added up to Washington blowing its first chance to clinch the NFC East by losing to the Carolina Panthers 20-13 on Sunday. With Christian McCaffrey out again, Curtis Samuel had five catches for 106 yards and was the Panthers' leading rusher with 52 yards on seven carries. 2 pick forced Bridgewater to fumble on a sack in Washington territory early in the third quarter to prevent Carolina from putting up even more points. Washington: Played without top WR Terry McLaurin, who couldn't keep gutting through a nagging ankle injury. Washington: Gets another chance to win the NFC East next Sunday at Philadelphia.
Redskins' Snyder promises new culture with Rivera as coach
Washington Redskins new head coach Ron Rivera speaks during a news conference at the team's NFL football training facility, Thursday, Jan. 2, 2020 in Ashburn, Va. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)ASHBURN, VA – Ron Rivera's tenure as Washington Redskins head coach promises to bring major changes at least from his immediate predecessor, Jay Gruden. Whether he can build the consistent winning team that has eluded Dan Snyder in two decades as owner remains to be seen. Snyder, who rarely speaks publicly, introduced Rivera on Thursday and said his new coach will have unique authority. In speaking with people who knew Rivera, Snyder said several words were mentioned: “Integrity, honesty, knowledge, grit, determination. Jack Del Rio, the former head coach of the Jacksonville Jaguars and Oakland Raiders, was named defensive coordinator earlier Thursday.
Keenum to start for Redskins against Dolphins
Photo by Al Bello/Getty ImagesMIAMI - The Washington Redskins have named a starting quarterback for Sunday. According to reports, the Redskins will start Case Keenum. His backup will be Dwanye Haskins, the rookie out of Ohio State. Washington is off to an 0-5 start. They will remain with Josh Rosen as the starting quarterback.
Dolphins return to practice following bye week
DAVIE, Fla. - The Miami Dolphins returned to practice after the bye week. The winless Dolphins are getting ready to face 0-5 Washington. The Redskins fired head coach Jay Gruden on Monday following his team's slow start. For Drake, the Dolphins slow start is different from his previous football career where he has had success at every level, including at the University of Alabama. The Dolphins play all of them.
Washington Redskins fire head coach Jay Gruden
(CNN) - Jay Gruden is out as head coach of the Washington Redskins. Gruden was fired Monday, according to NFL.com, after the team's 0-5 start to the season. "Through the first five games of the 2019 season, the team has clearly not performed up to expectations, and we all share in that responsibility," according to a statement Monday from the Redskins. The Redskins were smacked by the New England Patriots -- the current Super Bowl champion -- 33-7 on Sunday. Gruden was in the middle of his sixth season coaching the team and had compiled a 35-49-1 record, according to Bleacher Report.