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Sweat against Washington persuading players to get vaccine

Jun. 09, 2021 13:33 PM EDT

Washington pass rusher Montez Sweat said Wednesday he doesn't support the team's attempt to persuade players to get vaccinated against COVID-19. Sweat said he “probably won’t get vaccinated until I got more facts and that type of stuff, but I’m not a fan of it at...

Retired Washington QB Alex Smith wins Halas adversity award

Jun. 07, 2021 18:56 PM EDT

Retired Washington quarterback Alex Smith has won the George Halas Award, presented by the Pro Football Writers of America for overcoming adversity. Smith, who came back from a life-threatening leg injury and ended a nearly two-year absence by playing in eight games for...

Washington Football Team to open camp in Richmond, Virginia

Jun. 04, 2021 08:46 AM EDT

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — The Washington Football Team will return to Richmond, Virginia, for the start of training camp this summer. The club and city on Friday announced a limited engagement from July 27-31. Those are the first days most NFL teams are allowed to conduct...

Washington cuts longtime starting right tackle Morgan Moses

May. 20, 2021 17:38 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Morgan Moses was released by Washington on Thursday, a surprising decision to cut ties with one of the organization's longest-tenured players even in light of offseason additions. Moses started every game of every season at right tackle for Washington...

No quarterback, but Washington quietly fills holes at draft

May. 01, 2021 21:06 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Instead of shaking up the first round with a blockbuster trade up for the next quarterback of the future, Washington spent the NFL draft quietly plugging holes all over the roster. Making a big splash hasn't worked out so well for this organization in...

Washington picks Cosmi, St-Juste, Brown on Day 2 of draft

Apr. 30, 2021 23:46 PM EDT

Washington may have found its long-term answer at left tackle in the second round and unearthed another third-round receiving gem. Washington used the 51st pick in the NFL draft Friday night on Texas offensive tackle Sam Cosmi, who could fill the void left by former...

Washington fills need by drafting LB Jamin Davis at No. 19

Apr. 30, 2021 00:22 AM EDT

Washington filled an immediate need by using the 19th pick on Kentucky’s Jamin Davis, who could be the next standout linebacker drafted by Ron Rivera. Davis wasn't even a starter going into his junior season and impressed Washington's brass by making 102 tackles in 10...

Mock Draft: As usual, it's all about the quarterbacks

Apr. 26, 2021 12:48 PM EDT

Because they are make believe, mock drafts tend to go wild. Lots of projected trades. Runs on specific positions. A surprise pick or two. For this year’s selection process there is an obvious trend — one that should stun nobody. It’s all about the quarterbacks,...

Washington again goes into draft in market for QB of future

Apr. 23, 2021 16:40 PM EDT

Martin Mayhew isn't tipping his hand about Washington's desire to draft a quarterback this year. “I won’t get into that for strategic reasons,” the team's new general manager said. “We do feel very confident and comfortable with the quarterbacks on our roster...

Offensive tackle, linebacker among Washington's draft needs

Apr. 22, 2021 12:36 PM EDT

19. WASHINGTON (7-10) LAST SEASON: Washington took advantage of a weak NFC East to win the division in coach Ron Rivera's first season after a 1-5 start. Dwayne Haskins was benched as starting quarterback after four games and later released, with Alex Smith eventually...