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Larry Stone: ‘It was just elation’ - Washington tribes celebrate name change in other Washington

Fawn Sharp, president of the National Congress of American Indians and also president of the Quinault Indian Nation on the Olympic peninsula, awoke at 3:08 on a recent morning. These …

UPDATED: Sat., July 18, 2020

Jerry Brewer: Daniel Snyder is detrimental to the welfare of the NFL. He must go.

To hell with the name. It doesn’t matter what you call Daniel Snyder’s ruinous franchise. It will still be offensive. The team needs a reckoning, or a wrecking ball, as …

UPDATED: Thu., July 16, 2020

Washington NFL team hires law firm to review culture

Owner Dan Snyder has hired a District of Columbia law firm to review the Washington NFL team’s culture, policies and allegations of workplace misconduct.

UPDATED: Mon., July 13, 2020

Washington’s NFL team drops ‘Redskins’ name after 87 years

WASHINGTON – The Washington NFL franchise announced Monday it is dropping the “Redskins” name and Indian head logo, bowing to recent pressure from sponsors and decades of criticism that they …

UPDATED: Sat., July 4, 2020

Spokane sports react to potential removal of Native American terms and imagery

For decades, certain sports teams – professional, college and high school – have resisted changing their nicknames and branding from Native American terms and imagery.But with the recent climate of …

UPDATED: Sat., July 11, 2020

Commentary: Some more appropriate names for Washington NFL team

Now that Washington’s NFL has taken a long-overdue step toward changing its name, it’s time to start lining up some possible replacements.

UPDATED: Sat., April 25, 2020

49ers acquire LT Trent Williams, announce Joe Staley retirement

The San Francisco 49ers have acquired seven-time Pro Bowl left tackle Trent Williams from the Washington Redskins

AP Source: Seahawks acquire CB Quinton Dunbar from Redskins

Seattle landed some needed depth in the secondary by acquiring cornerback Quinton Dunbar from the Washington Redskins for a fifth-round pick Monday, according to a person with knowledge of the …

Redskins hire Jack Del Rio as defensive coordinator

The Washington Redskins have hired Jack Del Rio as defensive coordinator.

UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 1, 2020

Redskins hire Ron Rivera as coach

The Redskins hired Ron Rivera as their coach on Wednesday in owner Dan Snyder’s latest step to try to turn around the wayward franchise.

UPDATED: Mon., Dec. 16, 2019

Couch Slouch: No one does the ownership thing worse than Daniel Snyder and James Dolan

Couch Slouch: Just before the turn of the century, two monsters of a new millennium were unleashed on the unsuspecting sporting communities of New York and Washington. Twenty years later, …

UPDATED: Thu., Oct. 31, 2019

Redskins’ Trent Williams reveals cancer scare, explains holdout

Washington Redskins tackle Trent Williams revealed a cancer diagnosis that played a part in his lengthy holdout and distrust of the team’s medical staff and the organization. Williams says he …

UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 29, 2019

AP source: Trent Williams ends holdout, reports to Redskins

Trent Williams is back with the Redskins after not being traded. A person with knowledge of the situation says Washington’s starting left tackle has reported, ending his lengthy holdout. The …

UPDATED: Thu., Oct. 24, 2019

Dalvin Cook, Vikings wear down Redskins 19-9 for 4th straight win

Dalvin Cook had 171 total yards and the game’s only touchdown, helping Kirk Cousins beat his old team on the first try and carrying the Vikings to a 19-9 victory …

As Vikings prep for Redskins, Kirk Cousins grateful for old team

The coaches and players who have departed the Washington Redskins have not always been complimentary of their time with a franchise that has experienced its share of dysfunction over the …

UPDATED: Sun., Oct. 20, 2019

Kyle Shanahan honors dad Mike after 49ers beat Redskins

San Francisco 49ers coach Kyle Shanahan, who served as Washington’s offensive coordinator under his father, Mike, from 2010-13, celebrated the occasion by giving his dad the game ball after San …

Jay Gruden fired by Redskins after 0-5 start to sixth season

Jay Gruden was fired as head coach of the Washington Redskins on Monday after an 0-5 start to the sixth season of a tenure that featured only one playoff appearance.

Redskins to start Colt McCoy at QB against unbeaten Patriots

Washington Redskins coach Jay Gruden says Colt McCoy will start at quarterback against the reigning Super Bowl champion New England Patriots.

UPDATED: Wed., Sept. 25, 2019

Redskins’ Case Keenum has foot injury, status vs. Giants in doubt

Quarterback Case Keenum’s foot injury puts his availability in doubt for the Washington Redskins on Sunday at the New York Giants. Coach Jay Gruden said Keenum underwent an MRI and …

Mitchell Trubisky leads Bears to 31-15 win over Redskins

Ha Ha Clinton-Dix signaled it was going to be a good night for the Chicago Bears five minutes into Monday night’s game against the Washington Redskins at FedEx Field. The …

UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 6, 2019

Redskins to offer gambling-focused preseason telecast

The Washington Redskins will become the first NFL team to have a gambling-focused telecast of their games. They will offer cash prizes to viewers who correctly predict in-game outcomes during …

UPDATED: Thu., July 25, 2019

Trent Williams’ absence, QB competition big questions for Redskins

Left tackle Trent Williams did not report for Washington Redskins training camp because of a contract dispute. This camp will be defined by his absence and the three-way quarterback competition …

Redskins release LB Mason Foster on eve of camp

The Washington Redskins have released inside linebacker Mason Foster on the eve of training camp. Agent Blake Baratz confirmed the surprise move on Twitter. Baratz blasted the Redskins for having …

UPDATED: Fri., June 21, 2019

Redskins QB Alex Smith on playing again: ‘That’s the plan’

Washington Redskins quarterback Alex Smith says he hopes to play football again. But he still needs to make basic progress like relearning how to run after breaking his right leg. …

Redskins’ Reuben Foster carted off field with apparent knee injury

Washington Redskins linebacker Reuben Foster appeared to injure his left knee during an offseason practice and was taken off the field on a cart. Foster went down clutching at his …

UPDATED: Tue., May 14, 2019

Charges against Redskins safety Montae Nicholson dropped

Charges against Washington Redskins safety Montae Nicholson stemming from an altercation in December have been dropped. Loudoun County Assistant Commonwealth’s Attorney Amy McMullen confirmed to The Associated Press that the …

UPDATED: Fri., April 12, 2019

Redskins’ Reuben Foster fined, not suspended, after NFL review

Reuben Foster has been fined two game checks and reinstated to the Washington Redskins’ active roster after an NFL investigation found he did not violate the league’s personal conduct policy. …

UPDATED: Thu., March 7, 2019

AP source: Broncos trading Case Keenum to Redskins

A person with knowledge of the deal tells The Associated Press than the Denver Broncos have agreed to trade quarterback Case Keenum to the Washington Redskins. The deal will become …

Former Eastern Washington lineman Ed Simmons finds peace after years of pain-filled retirement

Ed Simmons had to be careful around stairs. The last few steps could be tricky. Sometimes he made it all the way down. Other times he fell.

UPDATED: Sun., Jan. 27, 2019

Mark Rypien’s mental-health journey a positive work in progress

It’s been almost a year since Mark Rypien went public with the details of his suicide attempt, and of the “complex stew” of mental-health issues that took him to “dark, …