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Redskins ‘wallowed around’ and now have ‘a cloud looming’

ASHBURN, Va. (AP) — Alex Smith is not exactly playing like the perfect solution at quarterback for the Washington Redskins. The secondary is a mess. The team hardly seemed ready coming off a bye week and now faces the challenge of a short week.So what if they’re leading the NFC East?Things are not looking great […]

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Skins CB Josh Norman: Nothing wrong with being ‘Hollywood’

ASHBURN, Va. (AP) — It didn’t bother Washington Redskins cornerback Josh Norman in the least that he was called out for wanting to be a celebrity. Indeed, Norman embraced the critique from a past teammate.”I’ve been ‘Hollywood,’” Norman said after the team’s walkthrough Wednesday. “Ever since I came out of my mama’s womb, I’ve been […]

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Brees makes history in style, Saints thrash Redskins 43-19

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Before Drew Brees could blow kisses to the adoring Superdome crowd, before he could embrace his wife and children on the sideline, the Saints’ 39-year-old quarterback had to shred one of the NFL’s top pass defenses with ruthless efficiency.And so he did.Brees passed Peyton Manning to become the NFL’s all-time leader […]

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Saints defenders Lattimore, Klein, hurt vs. Redskins

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Saints cornerback Marshon Lattimore and linebacker A.J. Klein have been taken out of New Orleans’ game against Washington with apparent injuries on the same drive.Lattimore, the 2017 defensive rookie of the year, had to be helped off the field after attempting to tackle receiver Maurice Harris in the first quarter. During […]

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Going the distance: Brees breaks NFL mark for yards passing

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Drew Brees became the NFL’s all-time leader in yards passing — and he did it with a certain panache and precision that made the 39-year-old quarterback look far from finished.Brees eclipsed Peyton Manning’s previous record of 71,940 yards with a 62-yard touchdown pass to rookie Tre’Quan Smith during the second quarter […]

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Redskins rue penalties, busts in blowout loss to Saints

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Washington Redskins coach Jay Gruden had issued warnings about the perils of giving Saints quarterback Drew Brees second chances.His words went unheeded, and a humbling lesson followed.Having allowed an NFL-low average of 187.3 passing yards through three games, the Redskins kept the Saints’ first two drives alive with three penalties on […]

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Redskins without Doctson, Saints scratch Teo

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The Washington Redskins have scratched receiver Josh Doctson from the lineup for Monday night’s game against New Orleans.Doctson had been listed as questionable with a heel injury on the club’s final injury report on Saturday. The Redskins say Maurice Harris will start in Doctson’s place.The Saints, who’d already ruled out receiver […]

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Panthers ‘leader’ Thomas Davis back after 4-game suspension

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Panthers linebacker Thomas Davis arrived at work bright and early Monday morning to some unexpected fanfare after serving a four-game suspension for testing positive for PEDs.He was greeted by smiling teammates Luke Kuechly and Mike Adams, who stood at the front door to the team’s stadium holding it open for him. […]

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Skins’ sellout streak ends, boos accompany 21-9 loss to Indy

LANDOVER, Md. (AP) — The half-century home sellout streak is over for the Washington Redskins.The announced attendance of 57,013 for Washington’s 21-9 loss to the Indianapolis Colts on Sunday was about 25,000 short of the 82,000 capacity listed in the team’s 2018 media guide.The team boasts in the guide that it has “sold out every […]

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Colts’ Luck is next big test for Redskins’ Dunbar

LANDOVER, Md. (AP) — Quinton Dunbar watched in middle school as Larry Fitzgerald caught passes in the NFL.Years later, Fitzgerald was patting Dunbar on the helmet for a job well done.Dunbar helped shut down Fitzgerald and other receivers in Week 1, picking off Sam Bradford and looking like the kind of player the Washington Redskins […]

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Redskins re-sign WR Brian Quick amid flurry of moves

ASHBURN, Va. (AP) — The Washington Redskins have re-signed wide receiver Brian Quick.The team announced the signing Tuesday in a flurry of roster moves that included putting rookie receiver Cam Sims on injured reserve. Quick spent last season with Washington and was released Sept. 1.Bringing back Quick makes sense after the Redskins lost Sims and […]

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