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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...

Alex Smith retires after comeback from gruesome leg injury

Apr. 19, 2021 18:02 PM EDT

Alex Smith retired Monday after making an improbable comeback from a gruesome broken leg, saying he's ready to leave the NFL but believing he's still able to play quarterback. Smith made the announcement on Instagram a few weeks shy of his 37th birthday, hoping to enjoy...

Washington signs wide receiver Adam Humphries to 1-year deal

Mar. 25, 2021 19:26 PM EDT

ASHBURN, Va. (AP) — Washington signed Adam Humphries to a one-year contract Thursday, a month after the oft-injured wide receiver was released by Tennessee. Injuries limited Humphries to just 19 games over the past two seasons with the Titans. A concussion cost him...

Washington franchise tags All-Pro guard Scherff for 2nd time

Mar. 08, 2021 21:43 PM EST

After Washington's playoff loss to Tampa Bay, Morgan Moses greeted Brandon Scherff with a simple message. “That's not the last game I ever play with you,” he said. Moses' prediction is a big step closer to coming true now that Washington has...

Washington releases Comeback Player of the Year Alex Smith

Mar. 05, 2021 12:26 PM EST

Washington released AP Comeback Player of the Year Alex Smith on Friday, a move that was expected but still provides a cold ending to the veteran quarterback's storybook tenure with the organization. Smith's release clears just under $15 million in salary cap space for...