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      by Published on 05-26-15 08:01 PM  Number of Views: 19 

      May 26, 2015
      Redskins Park

      Head Coach Jay Gruden

      On what he learned from his first season:
      “I think you never stop learning as a coach. You know, you’re always going to learn something about your team, about yourself. The older you get, the more experience you get, so it was a learning experience last year. I think just knowing the players and the coaching staff around me, I have a better feel for what they can and can’t do and how we need to push their buttons a little bit more effectively to get more out of them. You have to battle, and coaching is getting the most out of your players and trying to figure out what buttons to push and I feel pretty good in that regard in Year 2.”

      On the progress of quarterback Robert Griffin III:
      “You know, today was his first day and last week – last couple weeks – we were throwing routes versus air. He’s doing fine. We’ll see how it goes. He’s just got to continue to put practice after practice together and show the consistency that we’re looking for.”

      On how Griffin has handled the offseason so far:
      “Robert’s got great work ethic, No. 1. That’s never been a question, you know? He works extremely hard. So I’m satisfied in that regard. He comes to work every ...
      by Published on 05-16-15 03:47 PM  Number of Views: 40 

      May 16, 2015
      Redskins Park


      Head Coach Jay Gruden


      On his impressions of the rookies so far:

      “I think part of the plan is to throw them some information and see how they can retain it, and then see how they can translate the information they receive on the field. It’s a challenge for a lot of them. I think, overall, they made good impressions on us, a lot of them did. It’s exciting to see. They’ve worked extremely hard. They’ve studied, and they go out there and practice with great urgency and tempo. So, I was impressed with a lot of them.”

      On Preston Smith’s length:

      “There’s no question. His length is what draws you to him initially, and then you watch him play, and he uses that leverage to his advantage. Especially in the run game, when people are at the point of attack, he does a great job of using that leverage to his advantage and then using that ...
      by Published on 05-02-15 08:56 PM  Number of Views: 69 

      For Immediate Release
      May 2, 2015

      REDSKINS SELECT 10 PLAYERS IN 2015 NFL DRAFT

      Team adds seven players on Day 3

      LOUDOUN COUNTY, Va. – The Washington Redskins finalized their 2015 NFL Draft class on Saturday, selecting seven players to bring their 2015 draft class to 10 total players. The team’s 2015 draft class is as follows (pronunciation guide on final page):

      ROUND (PICK) PLAYER SCHOOL
      1 (5) OL Brandon Scherff Iowa
      2 (38) LB Preston Smith Mississippi State
      3 (95) 1 RB Matt Jones Florida
      4 (105) WR Jamison Crowder Duke
      4 (112) 2 OL Arie Kouandjio Alabama
      5 (141) LB Martrell Spaight Arkansas
      6 (181) 3 S Kyshoen Jarrett Virginia Tech
      6 (182) CB Tevin Mitchel Arkansas
      6 (187) 4 WR Evan Spencer Ohio State
      7 (222) C Austin Reiter South Florida

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      by Published on 05-02-15 08:54 PM  Number of Views: 49 

      May 2, 2015
      Redskins Park

      Head Coach Jay Gruden

      On what he liked about the players selected on Saturday:
      “We liked something different about all of them. Obviously, we got Jamison [Crowder] – we liked his big play ability. He can return punts, obviously. That’s obviously exciting. Very productive college football player, very tough, and he’s going to be an instant playmaker for us. So, that’s going to be a good one. [Arie] Kouandjio from Alabama, big, physical offensive guard. You talk about offensive line depth, you can never have too many big guys that can move the pile – powerful people. Knowing him and talking to him at the combine, he’s a very good person who works very, very hard. Very detailed in what he does, and he’ll be a good fit for us. Martrell [Spaight] the linebacker from Arkansas, very productive player. A one-year player who really did some things in college as a linebacker, physical linebacker. Makes a ton of plays. Very, very productive in the games that he played. Very exciting. He likes to hit, you can see that. He doesn’t back down from any contact. He’ll be a player to be reckoned with. I promise you that. Very tough player. And Kyshoen from Virginia Tech, the safety, similar type. A little bit undersized for a safety, he’s 5-foot-10 but when he brings it he brings it. He’s a tough guy. I think he’s going to be very good on special teams and he’s going to have to try to work his way into the lineup. But, very physical player, very productive player at Virginia Tech, and we like what we saw on tape. And we like his demeanor and the way he plays. Physically tough, makes up for not being 6-foot-2 or 6-foot-1 by his physical toughness and his ability to play special teams. And Tevin [Mitchel] at Arkansas, did a lot of work on Tevin. He had an excellent pro day, has excellent measurables, 6-foot tall. He was relegated mostly to playing nickel at Arkansas. But, I think with the measurables that he has, there is a role for him. He can run and did some good things at the nickel position. And Evan Spencer, ...
      by Published on 05-02-15 09:30 AM  Number of Views: 47 

      May 1, 2015
      Redskins Park


      Head Coach Jay Gruden


      On linebacker Preston Smith:
      “Preston has great versatility. You know, he’s 6-5, 270 pounds, and he’s lined up all over the defensive front. He’s been a nose guard, he’s been a five-technique, he’s stood up, he can drop in coverage. You watch him at his Pro Day and at the combine, you see the athleticism that he has. We feel like he’s still a young kid, growing, and there’s still a lot we can build upon with his body frame with the way it is. Very long arms, he’s an explosive player, and there’s a lot of spots he can play.”

      On if Smith will line up at outside linebacker:
      “Well, in base defense, he’ll probably start out at outside linebacker. But there’s so much nickel nowadays that he can be a defensive end, he can stand up, he can be a three-technique. There’s a lot of different things he can do which makes him appealing to the eye, because like I said, he’s 6-foot-5, 270 [lbs.]. He’s got a lot of strength to hold the point of attack. He’s got the ability to rush the passer. Like I said, he’s long, he gets in passing lanes, and he can be disruptive that way.”
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      by Published on 05-02-15 09:25 AM  Number of Views: 52 

      For Immediate Release
      May 1, 2015


      REDSKINS SELECT PRESTON SMITH, MATT JONES ON DAY 2 OF 2015 NFL DRAFT


      LOUDOUN COUNTY, VA – The Washington Redskins selected linebacker Preston Smith in the second round (No. 38 overall) and running back Matt Jones in the third round (No. 95 overall) of the 2015 NFL Draft. The Redskins acquired the Nos. 95, 112, 167 and 181 overall selections from the Seattle Seahawks in exchange for the No. 69 overall selection.

      Smith (6-5, 271) played four seasons at Mississippi State across the 2011-14 seasons, appearing in 47 games with 24 starts. For his career, he recorded 134 tackles (27 ...
      by Published on 05-01-15 08:40 AM  Number of Views: 66 

      For Immediate Release
      April 30, 2015


      REDSKINS DRAFT BRANDON SCHERFF WITH FIFTH OVERALL PICK


      LOUDOUN COUNTY, VA – The Washington Redskins selected offensive lineman Brandon Scherff in the first round (No. 5 overall) of the 2015 NFL Draft.

      Scherff (6-5, 319) played four seasons at Iowa, where he appeared in 43 games with 36 starts. Last season, Scherff started all 13 games in which he appeared, earning unanimous consensus All-American honors and being named first-team All-Big Ten for the second consecutive season. ...
      by Published on 05-01-15 12:16 AM  Number of Views: 60 

      April 30, 2015
      Redskins Park

      Head Coach Jay Gruden

      On the selection of Brandon Scherff with the No. 5 overall pick:
      “Well, there was a lot of things happened, obviously, with the first four picks that had a lot of impact on what we were deciding to do. Then when it came to our pick, we thought that he was the best person for what we wanted, the best player available. If you’re talking about offensive linemen, you’re talking about a big, physical guy, and we want to bring that mentality back to this football team and it starts up front. We addressed the defensive front a little bit in free agency, and I think we had to address the offensive linemen, the offensive line room, and we did that tonight.”

      On if he sees Scherff at tackle or guard:
      “That’s the exciting thing about Brandon. He’s very versatile. Heck, he could probably play center if he wanted to. But I think Day 1, we start him out at right tackle. Obviously we have a Pro Bowl left tackle. We’ll start him out at right tackle, see how he does and I’m sure he’ll pick it up quickly. The thing we liked about him also, he’s a very smart guy. He loves football, ...
      by Published on 04-21-15 08:17 PM  Number of Views: 86 

      For Immediate Release
      April 21, 2015

      REDSKINS ANNOUNCE 2015 SCHEDULE

      LOUDOUN COUNTY, Va. – The National Football League announced its 2015 regular season schedule tonight, and the Washington Redskins’ schedule features three prime-time games including a Week 13 home contest against the Dallas Cowboys on ESPN’s Monday Night Football.

      The 2015 Redskins will open the season at home against the Miami Dolphins on Sept. 13 in a 1 p.m. game to be aired on CBS. The following week, the Redskins will host the St. Louis Rams at FedExField for a 1 p.m. FOX telecast on Sept. 20. The back-to-back home games to open the season mark the first time the Redskins have opened a season with consecutive home contests since earning victories at FedExField in Weeks 1-2 of the 2011 season.

      The Redskins will make their first national television appearance of the season in Week 3 when the team travels to face the New York Giants on CBS and NFL Network on Thursday, Sept. 24. The team will return home in Week 4 to face a second consecutive NFC East foe when the Redskins host the Philadelphia Eagles at 1 p.m. on Oct. 4 on ...
      by Published on 04-15-15 09:14 AM  Number of Views: 98 

      Free Agency, The Mock Drafts, 2015 (Continual Updates)

      Here is our latest Redskins mock as we get closer to the draft. On Mondays, we will post mocks that have no trades. Wednesdays will feature mocks that have minimal trades. Thursdays will showcase a mock that centers on BGO member preferences. Fridays will feature mocks that have multiple trades.

      Feel free to offer your own ideas about the draft, free agency, team cuts, and anything else related to these subjects. ...

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