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  1. April 24, 2018 Senior Vice President of Player Personnel Doug Williams Opening remarks: “It’s good to be here. The last three weeks or so, we’ve been in the room with all the scouts, the road scouts, the pro scouts, Bruce [Allen], Jay [Gruden], just going over players that are out there that we feel like can come in here and help us, so here we are.” On if he seeks players that are more NFL-ready because of the current CBA: “No, you know what, when you talk about players, you’d like for players to come in and play, but we also grade players too. The guys that are going to be eventually be starters, might be backups, you try not to go out there and get players that are practice squad. You don’t draft a guy to say he’s a practice squad player even though some of them might end up on the practice squad. You would like for all of them to come in and help you. Like last year, if you look at the roster, all [10] of our guys that we drafted last year played some portion of last season. Some of them contributed heavily. You take Jonathan [Allen], who got hurt who was really coming on, you take [Josh] Harvey-Clemons, [Montae] Nicholson, all those guys played a good amount of time last year. So at the end of the day, we look at last year as a very successful draft for us because they’re all still here and they’re contributing.” On how this draft will be different for him in his new role: “I’ve been involved in the last four. This is the fifth one coming up. But I think in my position now, it’s a little different because the community, the media and everybody else puts blame on somebody, so I guess it comes with the opportunity to put whatever blame – whatever congratulatory , whatever it is – but at the end of the day we don’t look at it from that standpoint because this is not a one-man show and that’s the good part about it. The scouts with Kyle [Smith] in charge and Tim Gribble and all the road scouts, you know, I’m a firm believer… Like I always use the cliché of Coach Eddie Robinson… the credit goes to the man in the arena. And when you think about it, sitting in that room and these scouts come in, they talk about these players and the information that they have and you think about how many hours they spend on the road in hotel rooms eating hamburgers or whatever they’re eating and trying to get all the information to bring back to us so we can sit in there and go over those guys, that’s where the credit goes. But at the end of the day, we come in and we put it all together and try to come up with the best board that we can.” On drafting the best player available or drafting for need: “You hear this cliché all the time, it’s always going to be the best player available, because at the same time if you’re looking for a need, the player you’re looking for a need might not be graded as high as the guy that’s on that board. At the end of the day, I like this football team we’ve got. Like, last year when I walked out of camp, I thought we had a pretty good football team and I still feel the same way today. At the end of the day, you get the best football player, and if that best football player is the guy that you want to plug and play, that’s all right. But if that’s the best football player that’s going to help your team overall, I think that’s the route you have to go. “ On scouting the character of prospects: “When you talk about these road scouts, some of them are just like private eyes because they come back with information that is unbelievable, because they’ve got sources that you’d be surprised at how many sources out there will tell about some of these guys – whether or not it’s teammates, family people, coaches, trainers, people who know these guys. They come back with some very pertinent information and you find out that a lot of it is real. So you’ve got to give credit to the scouts, because they come back with all of this information on the character, the injuries and everything else. Because at the end of the day, being in-house most of the time, they are the ones that’s credited with bringing it back to you so you can go over these players because you want to make sure, today’s game, character does play a major part in the guy that you’re going to pick, especially when you’re talking about picking a guy high. There are some value picks and there are some guys that you might want to pick high that might not fit because of character, and if you knock them down a few rounds and hopefully they will learn their lesson and realize that you can’t do some of the things you’ve been doing. That’s if you pick them. But we try to stay away from bad character guys.” On evaluating injury histories: “During the combine, all of the doctors of every team is in Indy and there is also the re-check. We get those grades and we’ve got a grading system on injuries and everything else. A guy might have a grade saying, ‘You don’t want to take a chance on this guy.’ You might rule him out completely. Then he might have a grade saying, ‘Physically, this guy is ready to go.’ At the end of the day, you don’t control a lot of injuries. Guys are going to play this game and as long as this game is played the way it’s played, there’s going to be injuries, so you can’t protect against that as far as drafting a guy.” On if injuries on the current roster impact the draft: “Well, you know, if we had to play today, we wouldn’t be able to play without tackles. So we can’t go into the draft drafting tackles, you know? Hopefully the way it’s set up now, they’re going be ready to go during training camp and that’s what we’re looking for. So you can’t look at a guy and say, ‘Hey, he might get hurt tomorrow if we draft him.’ That’s not the way it works. And the guys that have been injured last year on our football team, we know where they are as far as progress and healing and stuff like that. We’re not going in to replace Trent [Williams] and we’re not going in to replace [Morgan] Moses or anybody like that. We’re looking at this football team as a whole and trying to get the best player.” On what he wants the Redskins look like: “Well, it’s like I said earlier. Coming out of Richmond last year, I liked this football team. I think we’ve got a tough football team, a smart football team. Some things you can’t control. We [were] very competitive up to a certain point, and when you have the injuries that we have, at a certain point, that competitive edge, you lose it because your best players are not playing. I think the team that we’re looking for is in the building now. And this week, this is the first week with them being back, you know, we’ve been in that room by ourselves with no noise in the building. It’s kind of like having your kids home and it’s good to see them all back now.” On if the availability of free agents could alter draft plans: “You always have free agents. There’s some free agents out there, and there’s going to be some more free agents after the draft. The thing about this, there’s a couple periods of free agents and at the end of the day the most important thing to us at this point is the draft. We’re going to deal with the draft first and whatever happens after that, if there’s some guys out there we feel like that can come in and help us to be a better football team, we’ll look at it from that standpoint. So as far as free agents, we’ve been through that period, we’ve did what we [were] going to do at this point. We’re going to deal with the draft now, and the second wave of free agents, if it’s somebody out there we feel like can help the Redskins,that’s what we’re going to do.” On positions of strength in this draft class: “Got a good class. It’s a good class overall. Not one particular class. We know there’s some strong people in an area, whether or not it’s cornerbacks, safeties, running backs. You know, linemen are down a little bit. Tackles are very valuable. There’s some out there, might not be up top, but there’s some out there. I think as a whole… Receivers, there’s a bunch of receivers. You never know who’s going to jump out at you. So at the end of the day, those are the chances you take when draft a guy.” On if the draft gets his adrenaline flowing or if it is a “necessary evil”: “It is a necessary evil, but I think over the last few weeks, you sit in there with about 20 people in that room watching tape all day, talking about the character, talking about injuries, talking about their abilities. I think this week it makes you feel a little better because it’s kind of like practicing during the week for the players – Sunday is the time you have a lot of fun. And I think now we’re probably doing the walkthrough at this particular time. We took off the pads as far as preparing is concerned. Waiting on Thursday so we can kick the thing off. So think it’s a lot of excitement building at this particular time.” On if guard is a priority this week: “If we had to line up today, if we had to line up with everybody healthy, remember, we ended with a guy. [Arie] Kouandjio is going on his third year now. So we can play with him. We’re not going in saying we’ve got to get a guard. That’s not where we are at this point because we’ve got enough guys around here that if we have to play a game, if everybody was healthy today with what we have, we wouldn’t have no problem in lining up and playing a game.” On knowing the team does not have to select a quarterback early: “You know, the thing about Alex Smith, I say we got the best third-round pick in the draft. I don’t care what nobody says. You can’t get a better third-round pick. And we feel pretty good from a stability standpoint in what he’s meant to this building as a whole walking in here – in the quarterback room, in the dressing room, in the dining hall. His leadership is unquestionable. It speaks for itself. And what he’s done as a player I think speaks volumes also.” On the running backs on the current roster: “Well, I feel pretty good about the running backs. We didn’t do exactly the way we wanted to, and, yes, everybody wants to upgrade. We want to upgrade everywhere we could. Running back is place that we always say we need a little more help. But if everybody is healthy and these guys coming back… [Samaje] Perine for his second year, Rob Kelley healthy and Chris Thompson is by far the guy that we need to be healthy to make this a great corps of running backs. But at the same time, if during the draft there’s a player that we feel like can come in and plug in who’s going to help us, we have no problem with that.” On the roles of Owner Dan Snyder and President Bruce Allen in the draft process: “Let me say this about Mr. Snyder. Number one, we’ve all got to look at it from the standpoint of he’s owns the football team, and he is aware of what we’re doing. I mean, he’s aware of the players that are out there because we sat down with him. We talk about it. But as far as making decisions, Bruce is in the room, but Jay [Gruden], myself, Kyle [Smith]… Mr. Snyder sits in there sometimes and just listens, but he [doesn’t] tell us what we have to do. He just asks about the guys. So as an owner of the football team, he has a right to know what’s going on with the football team and we make sure he knows. Bruce being the President, he has the right. But I think me, Jay and Kyle, we are in a lot of discussion, and after we discuss things, we’ll sit down with Bruce. But Dan is not here every day talking about football. But I’m sure he’s aware of what’s going on because, number one, we work for the guy, so we’ve got to keep him abreast of what’s going on.” On if there is a tier of players that he would be happy with at No. 13 overall or if he would consider trading back: “You know, the draft is so funny. You know, we sit here now with Jonathan Allen from last year. If you remember, Jonathan Allen was projected to go in the Top 10. So we really don’t know what’s going to happen. We’re talking about this draft with six quarterbacks possibly can go in the first round. So you don’t know how that run is going to go. You don’t look at it from that standpoint. When you’re in that seat at 13, number one, you sit there and you just watch the draft as it goes. And you’ve got your guys that you’d like to have. You’ve got about six or seven guys on that board that you’re hoping is there when you get there. If you lose one, you put another one up. If you lose another one, you put another one up, so when you get to your turn, you know, a couple minutes out, what have you, you sit there and you have your little pow wow and you come up with the player that you’re going to pick out of that group.” On the odds of trading up versus trying to trade down to potentially recoup a third-round pick: “Well, let me say this, the chances of trading up might be a little slimmer than trading down, but at the same time, you’ve got to have somebody to trade with, and I don’t think you go into it saying, ‘I’m going to trade down.’ And we’re not trying to recoup the third-round pick. I just said we had the best third-round pick in the draft, that third-round with Alex. I think at the same time, we’ve got phones that are in that room, if they ring, you’ve got guys calling all the time and want to know, ‘Do you want to come up or do you want to go back?’ But it all depends on who’s there when they’re calling you. They don’t just call you to ask you. There might be a player that they want at that particular time that they’re afraid that somebody else is going to pick and they might call you to ask you, ‘Do you want to move back?’ But we would have to call somebody to say we want to move up. At this point, I think where we are, if we [weren’t] in the quarterback business, which that’s what this league is all about, if we [were] in the heavy quarterback business, we’d talk about moving up, but at this time, we just sit back and find out what’s going to come to us if we stay at 13. But if we move back, it’s because somebody called us to ask do we want to move back.” On if six quarterbacks potentially being selected in the first round could push the player they want to No. 13 overall: “I don’t know whether six will go before 13 [Laughter; reporter clarifies that four could conceivably go before that selection]... Well, I don’t know. That’s what the gurus say. You know, that’s what they’re saying, that’s a possibility. But at the same time, every time one of those guys go, I'm sure they’re pushing somebody back to 13. And we just wait to see who they push all the way back and we’ll go from there.” On how they project the different scenarios: “We do just like you do. You all have got mock drafts. We look at them and we sit there and we talk to other teams, we talk to the Pro Directors, we do a lot of conversation. We talk to other people and we kind of project what they need, who they’re looking for to try to figure out who might and might not be there… Then, draft day, everything gets thrown out the window.” On if it was important for the team to trade S Su’a Cravens before the draft: “That wasn’t big, important to get Su’a traded. It was just the opportunity we had. We had somebody who wanted Su’a. So we made the trade. That’s what it was all about. He’s happy. We’re happy. We move forward.” On if he considered waiting until closer to the draft to trade Cravens: “No. It happened. We had a trade partner who wanted him. We made the deal and we all move forward. Hopefully he has a good time out there. We’re certainly going to move forward and try to have a good time here.” On his comfort with his current tight ends given Vernon Davis’ age and Jordan Reed’s injuries: “Vernon is the best looking 34-year-old you’ve ever seen on a football field, let me say that. But, no, we’ve got [Jeremy] Sprinkle from last year and we feel good about where Jordan Reed is as far as his health. I think he’s going to be a lot better this year than he was last year. Him being in the building and talking to him, he feels the same way. He’s confident that he’s going to be ready to go. Like you say, he’s one of the best in the business in this league at what he does.” On why he thinks Reed will be healthier this year: “Same reason I think Trent is going to be healthy and Moses is going to be healthy – what the doctors say. So we’ve got to go by what the doctors say.” On nose tackles: “Well, you know, like we said early on, we’ve got to improve in the run game and it starts up front. I think all the guys coming back healthy, we’ve got a pretty good start. Phil Taylor was starting nose tackle last year. He got hurt on the first play of the game, and that kind of set us back. Then Jonathan [Allen] went out. So the defensive line went down quickly. I think if we start off healthy, whether we get one in the draft or not, I think we’ll be pretty good. And like I say, there’s a second wave of free agents out there. You never know what can happen after the draft is over.” On who will represent the team in North Texas: “I think over the last years, I think the equipment guy and the film guy have been there, am I right? [Mike] Bracken and the equipment guy have been down on the phone at the drafts.” [Note: Video Director Mike Bracken and Assistant Athletic Trainer Mark McCracken will represent the team at the draft this year.] On the decision makers in the room at team headquarters: “Me, Kyle and Bruce and Jay are going to be around the table, and the other guys are going to be circling around to keep everybody else out [laughter].”
  2. WWE® Launches ECW® As Third Brand STAMFORD, Conn., May 25, 2006 - World Wrestling Entertainment, Inc., today announced the official launch of ECW (Extreme Championship Wrestling®) as a brand extension to its RAW® and SmackDown® franchises. After acquiring the ECW assets in 2003, WWE spent the past few years re-introducing ECW to the global WWE audience and increasing the interest in its unique brand of sports entertainment. To date, WWE has successfully released three ECW DVD’s, all of which have become best sellers, and produced a very profitable ECW pay-per-view event in June 2005, with another ECW pay-per-view scheduled for this June 11, 2006. With consumer interest at an all-time high, WWE is introducing ECW as a complementary brand to RAW and SmackDown. “After keeping the ECW concept alive and creating an enormous cult-like following for all things ECW from DVD’s to PPV’s to books, we feel that now the time is right to officially launch ECW as its own stand-alone franchise,” said Vince McMahon, WWE Chairman. “RAW, SmackDown and ECW now represent a portfolio of WWE brands for fans of all ages and interests to enjoy.” Similar to WWE’s RAW and SmackDown brands, WWE will produce, market and promote a full line of ECW products from television programs to pay-per-views to live events to licensed consumer goods. In a related announcement, The SCI FI Channel today announced it would start airing one-hour episodes of a new ECW live television program, debuting June 13 at 10 p.m. ET. (more on this announcement) World Wrestling Entertainment, Inc. (NYSE: WWE) is an integrated media and entertainment company headquartered in Stamford, Conn., with offices in New York City, Los Angeles, Toronto and London. Additional information on the company can be found at and WWE® BRINGS ECW® TO SCI FI CHANNEL New York, N.Y., May 25, 2006 - SCI FI Channel today announced that World Wrestling Entertainment®, the producer of the No. 1 weekly basic cable TV series, “Monday Night RAW “on USA Network, will debut a summer series on Tuesday, June 13, at 10 p.m. ET/PT. ECW (Extreme Championship Wrestling®) will be an alternative brand of wrestling suited to fit the SCI FI Channel’s commitment to fuel the imagination. "Research tells us that there's a healthy appetite for wrestling among SCI FI viewers," said Bonnie Hammer, President, USA and SCI FI Channel. "With ECW, we're able to deliver to those fans unique action with a twist that's perfect for SCI FI." “ECW on SCI FI will push the boundaries of sports entertainment in new and unexpected ways,” said Vince McMahon, Chairman of World Wrestling Entertainment. SCI FI Channel is a television network where "what if" is what's on. SCI FI fuels the imagination of viewers with original series and events, blockbuster movies and classic science fiction and fantasy programming, as well as a dynamic Web site ( and magazine. Launched in 1992, and currently in 85 million homes, SCI FI Channel is a network of NBC Universal, one of the world's leading media and entertainment companies. World Wrestling Entertainment, Inc. (NYSE: WWE) is an integrated media and entertainment company headquartered in Stamford, Conn., with offices in New York City, Los Angeles, Toronto and London. Additional information on the company can be found at and ECW Going Global May 26, 2006 WWE Chairman Vince McMahon has big plans for ECW. In fact, in a Friday afternoon interview with, McMahon revealed, “We are taking the ECW brand global.” Going worldwide with the likes of Paul Heyman, Tommy Dreamer and Sabu, however, is miles away from where ECW was prior to its closing in 2001. In fact, stationed out of Philadelphia, many looked at ECW as just a northeastern wrestling promotion. But the recently re-launched ECW will not have much of a struggle making an impact both here in the United States and overseas. In fact, according to Mr. McMahon, ECW already has plans for its own Merchandising and Licensing, International Sales, consistent Live Event schedule, as well as its own set of pay-per-views. But with so much of WWE’s global enterprise behind it, can ECW be expected to be the same ECW it was when it developed its cult-like following in the late 1990s and early 2000s? “We will bring forward many of the more legendary characters of ECW’s past,” said McMahon regarding today’s ECW. “But it can’t be the same. That’s pretty much impossible. It’s now five years later. A lot of the performers now have five more years under their belt, and the ECW style has taken a great deal out of them. This is something that the ECW audience already realizes. They know that if ECW was still in business today, they would be very different from what they were five years ago.” While the re-launched ECW will undoubtedly be different from the original ECW, McMahon is adamant that the brand will not stop pushing the envelope, nor will it be like the already successful WWE brands SmackDown and RAW. “It will be an alternative, there’s no doubt about that,” claimed the WWE Chairman. “It won’t be shot the same way we shoot SmackDown or RAW. It’ll have a different feel. It will be more gritty. There will also be more imagination put into concepts and characters. But at the same time, there will need to be a delicate balance because there are three masters to serve. There’s the small, vocal ECW audience. Then there’s the SCI FI audience that is accustomed to things more SCI FI. And obviously, you have to also be true to our broader audience in terms of what sports-entertainment is today.” With so much of the vision of the new ECW brand already mapped out, many wonder what took WWE so long to re-launch the brand. According to McMahon, it was all about timing. “Over the last several years, we have been busy re-establishing the concept of ECW without it having to be its own brand,” said McMahon. “Now, with the success of The Rise and Fall of ECW DVD and the success of last year’s One Night Stand pay-per-view, it just seemed right. And it feels like this year’s One Night Stand pay-per-view will be a launch to re-establish the brand.” So with the launch of the re-established brand right around the corner, will former ECW head Paul Heyman have a role? “Absolutely,” exclaimed McMahon. “But at the end of the day, Mr. McMahon is in charge.”
  3. For Immediate Release April 19, 2018 REDSKINS ANNOUNCE 2018 SCHEDULE Redskins to be featured on Thanksgiving for the third straight season LOUDOUN COUNTY, Va. – The National Football League announced its 2018 regular season schedule tonight, and among the highlights of the Washington Redskins’ 2018 campaign will be the franchise’s inclusion on the league’s Thanksgiving Day slate for a third consecutive year. The Redskins will open the season on the road for the first time since 2014 when the team faces the Arizona Cardinals at 4:25 p.m. on Sept. 9 on FOX. The Redskins will then return home to FedExField for back-to-back games, first against the Indianapolis Colts on Sept. 16 on CBS, then against the Green Bay Packers on Sept. 23 on FOX. Both contests are scheduled to kick off at 1 p.m. After a Week 4 bye – Washington’s earliest since a Week 4 bye in 2007 – the Redskins will make their 2018 prime-time debut on Oct. 8 at 8:15 p.m. against the New Orleans Saints on ESPN’sMonday Night Football. The Redskins will then host their second two-game homestand of the season in Weeks 6-7, first hosting the Carolina Panthers at 1 p.m. on Oct. 14 on FOX prior to welcoming the rival Dallas Cowboys for a 4:25 p.m. game on Oct. 21 on CBS. The Redskins will play four consecutive 1 p.m. games in Weeks 8-11, starting with the team’s first divisional road game against the New York Giants on Oct. 28 on FOX. The Redskins will host the Atlanta Falcons on Nov. 4 on FOX, travel to face the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Nov. 11 on FOX, and then host the Houston Texans on Nov. 18 on CBS. In Week 12, the Thanksgiving spotlight will once again shine on the Redskins for a third consecutive season as the team travels to face the Dallas Cowboys on Nov. 22 at 4:30 p.m. on FOX. Excluding the Cowboys and Detroit Lions, both of whom play on Thanksgiving annually, the Redskins will become the third team since the 1970 AFL-NFL merger to play on three consecutive Thanksgivings, joining the St. Louis Cardinals (1975-77) and Chicago Bears (1979-81). Following the teams’ last Thanksgiving Day meeting in 2016, FOX Sports announced that the contest was the most-watched regular-season game in the network's history with an average of 35.1 million viewers. The Redskins will stay in the national spotlight in Week 13 when the team hits the road to face the Philadelphia Eagles at 8:15 p.m. on Dec. 3 on ESPN’s Monday Night Football. The team will then host another NFC East foe the following week when they face the New York Giants at FedExField on Dec. 9 at 1 p.m. on FOX. In Weeks 15-16, the Redskins will play road games against AFC South opponents in back-to-back weeks. First, the Redskins will play the Jacksonville Jaguars at 1 p.m. on FOX on Dec. 16. Then, the team will travel to face the Tennessee Titans on either Saturday, Dec. 22 or Sunday, Dec. 23. An exact game date, time and broadcast network will be announced at a later date. The Redskins will close the 2018 regular season at home against the Philadelphia Eagles on Dec. 30 at 1 p.m. on FOX. The Redskins are 8-6 all-time in season finales against the Eagles, dating back to Head Coach Ray Flaherty’s Redskins concluding their 9-2 regular season campaign in 1940 with a 13-6 victory against the Eagles at Griffith Stadium. For Redskins season, group or individual game ticket information, visit or call (301) 276-6800. For the safest way to secure Redskins tickets, Redskins fans are strongly encouraged to purchase from official sources like, the Redskins box office or Ticketmaster, the official ticketing partner of the NFL and the Washington Redskins. A select number of games across the league, including the Redskins’ Week 7 contest against the Cowboys, will be “cross-flexed,” moving between CBS and FOX to bring potentially under-distributed games to wider audiences. Some of those contests were announced today while the remainder of “cross-flexed” games will be decided during the season. “Flexible scheduling” will be used in Weeks 11-17. Additionally, in Weeks 5-10, flexible scheduling may be used in no more than two weeks. In Weeks 5-16, the schedule lists the games tentatively set for Sunday Night Football on NBC. Only Sunday afternoon games are eligible to be moved to Sunday night, in which case the tentatively scheduled Sunday night game would be moved to an afternoon start time. A flexible scheduling move would be announced at least 12 days before the game. Flexibility for Saturday games in Weeks 15 and 16 is also part of the 2018 schedule. In Week 15, there will be two games played on Saturday on NFL Network, with the game times of 4:30 p.m. and 8:20 p.m. to be determined. In Week 16, two of four possible matchups will be scheduled for Saturday. Start times and Saturday games for Week 15 and 16 will be announced no later than following Week 8, with the non-Saturday games to be played on Sunday. For Week 17, the Sunday night game will be announced no later than six days prior to Dec. 30. The schedule does not list a Sunday night game in Week 17, but an afternoon game with playoff implications will be moved to that time slot. Flexible scheduling ensures quality matchups in all Sunday time slots in those weeks and gives “surprise” teams a chance to play their way into prime time. Flexible scheduling will not be applied to games airing on Thursday or Monday nights. NOTES ON THE REGULAR SEASON SCHEDULE: Week 1: at Arizona Cardinals · The Redskins will open the season on the road for the first time since 2014 at Houston. The Redskins will be seeking their first road win in a season opener since a 40-32 victory at New Orleans to open the 2012 season. · The Redskins opened against AFC competition in three straight seasons from 2014-16. Including facing the Philadelphia Eagles in the 2017 season opener, the Redskins will now open against NFC opponents in consecutive seasons for the first time since a six-year streak from 2008-13. · The Redskins are 40-42-4 all-time in season openers, including a 24-24 record in openers since the 1970 AFL-NFL merger. · The Redskins will attempt to snap a five-game losing streak in season openers. The team won three straight Week 1 contests from 2010-12 prior to the current streak. · The Redskins and Cardinals have faced one another 123 times. It represents the Redskins’ third-most games played against any opponent and the most against an opponent in which the series does not include a postseason game. · The Redskins are 75-46-2 all-time against the Cardinals. The Redskins’ 75 wins against the Cardinals are the team’s second most against any opponent. · The Redskins have won 11 of their last 14 games against the Cardinals dating back to 1999, including nine of the last 11 contests. The Redskins defeated the Cardinals, 20-15, in Week 15 last season. · The Redskins are 27-26-2 all-time in road games against the Cardinals, including a 7-4-1 record against the franchise in Chicago (1932-59), a 13-12-1 record against the franchise in St. Louis (1960-87), and a 7-10 record against the franchise in Arizona (1988-present). · A win in Arizona would be the Redskins’ first road victory against the Cardinals since earning a 17-13 win at Sun Devil Stadium on Dec. 11, 2005. · The Redskins are 6-2 all-time against the Cardinals in season openers and have won the last four season openers in the series dating back to a 24-17 road victory by Head Coach George Allen’s Redskins against the St. Louis Cardinals to open the 1971 season. · Including a victory in their road opener against the New York Giants in Week 3 of 2016 and against the Los Angeles Rams in Week 2 of 2017, a win would give the Redskins victories in their first road game of three consecutive seasons for the first time since 1978-80. · A three-year winning streak in road openers would tie for the second-longest in team history, trailing only the franchise’s streak of seven straight victories in road openers across the 1937-43 seasons. · The game will be the first of five games the Redskins will play against head coaches hired this past offseason, including one game each against Cardinals Head Coach Steve Wilks, Colts Head Coach Frank Reich and Titans Head Coach Mike Vrabel, and two games against Giants Head Coach Pat Shurmur. The Redskins posted a 3-1 record in 2017 against coaches in their first season with their respective teams. Week 2: vs. Indianapolis Colts · The Redskins will make their regular season FedExField debut in the contest. The Redskins are 30-18 in home openers since the 1970 AFL-NFL merger. · A win would be the Redskins’ first in their FedExField debut since they defeated another AFC South opponent, the Jacksonville Jaguars, 41-10, in Week 2 of the 2014 season. · The Redskins will seek their first win against the Colts since a 26-21 win on Oct. 27, 2002. · The Redskins hold a 7-6 all-time advantage in home games against the Colts, dating back to a 24-21 win against the Baltimore Colts at Griffith Stadium on Oct. 31, 1954. Week 3: vs. Green Bay Packers · The Redskins currently trail their all-time series with the Packers, 15-20-1, including postseason play. · Including postseason play, the Redskins are 10-9 all-time in home games against the Packers, dating back to the first meeting between the Packers and then-Boston Braves on Nov. 13, 1932. · The Redskins are 6-2 against the Packers at home, including postseason play, since the 1970 AFL-NFL merger. The Packers held a 7-4 advantage in games played in Boston/Washington prior to 1970. · Running back Rob Kelley tied a franchise record with three rushing touchdowns in the teams’ most recent meeting, a 42-24 Redskins victory on Nov. 20, 2016. Wide receiver Jamison Crowder was also one of two Redskins receivers to record 100 or more receiving yards in the game, marking the most recent instance in which the Redskins have had multiple players record 100 or more receiving yards in a single game. Week 5: at New Orleans Saints · The game will be the Redskins’ first following a bye in Week 4. A win against the Saints would be the Redskins’ 14th in games directly following a bye week since byes were instituted in 1990. · The game will be the Redskins’ 71st appearance on Monday Night Football since the introduction of the broadcast package in 1970. Entering 2018, the Redskins’ 70 previous appearances on the program are tied for the fifth-most of any franchise. · The Redskins will attempt to snap a five-game losing streak on Monday Night Footballand earn their first victory on the program since a 20-17 overtime victory against the Dallas Cowboys on Oct. 27, 2014. · The Redskins are 17-9 all-time against the Saints, with all 26 meetings having come in regular season play. · A win would even the Redskins' all-time record against the Saints on Monday Night Football at 1-1. The Saints earned a 20-3 victory in the teams' only previous Monday Night Football meeting on Nov. 23, 1992. · The Redskins hold a 9-4 all-time advantage against the Saints in games played in New Orleans, dating back to the Redskins’ 30-10 victory at Tulane Stadium in the teams’ first meeting on Sept. 24, 1967. The Redskins have won four of their last five games in New Orleans and have scored more than 30 points in four of those contests. From 1980-90, the Redskins won six straight games against the Saints, marking the longest winning streak by either team in the series. Week 6: vs. Carolina Panthers · The Redskins are 7-6 all-time against the Panthers, including a 5-2 series record at home. · The Redskins won the first six meetings between the two teams from 1995-2001. · The Redskins will be seeking their first victory against the Panthers since earning a 17-13 victory against Carolina on Nov. 26, 2006. Week 7: vs. Dallas Cowboys · The Redskins will attempt to push their all-time home record against the Cowboys to 29-32, including postseason play. · The Redskins are seeking their first home victory against the Cowboys since a division-clinching 28-18 victory against Dallas in Week 17 of the 2012 season. Week 8: at New York Giants · The Redskins and Giants enter the 2017 season having previously played one another 172 times. The Giants are the Redskins’ most-common opponent. · The Redskins will look to secure their 69th all-time win against the Giants, their third-most against any opponent in franchise history. · The Redskins will attempt to win their second road game against the Giants in a span of three years. It would mark the team’s first time accomplishing the feat since winning four straight road games against the Giants from 1980-83. Week 9: vs. Atlanta Falcons · The Redskins are 15-9-1 against the Falcons all-time, including postseason play. · The Redskins are 10-3 at home against the Falcons all-time, including the lone postseason contest between the two teams, a 24-7 Redskins victory at RFK Stadium on Jan. 4, 1992, en route to Washington’s victory in Super Bowl XXVI. · The Redskins will attempt to snap a five-game losing streak to the Falcons and earn their first win against Atlanta since a 33-31 victory on Sept. 14, 2003. · The Redskins are seeking their first victory against the Falcons at FedExField. The Redskins’ most recent home victory against the Falcons came on Dec. 19, 1993, at RFK Stadium. Week 10: at Tampa Bay Buccaneers Including postseason play, the all-time series between the Redskins and Buccaneers is tied, 11-11. The Redskins and Buccaneers are 10-10 all-time against one another in regular season play. In the teams’ most recent meeting on Oct. 25, 2015, the Redskins recorded the largest comeback in team history, erasing a 24-0 deficit to earn a 31-30 victory. The Redskins won their most recent road game against the Buccaneers, connecting on a 41-yard field goal with three seconds remaining in a 24-22 win on Sept. 30, 2012. The Redskins will attempt to earn victories in back-to-back regular season games in their series with the Buccaneers for the first time since the 1998 and 2000 seasons. The Redskins will be seeking consecutive road victories against the Buccaneers for the first time since winning their first three games in Tampa across the 1977-93 seasons. Week 11: vs. Houston Texans · The all-time series between the Redskins and Texans is currently tied, 2-2. · A win against the Texans would be the Redskins’ first since earning a 31-15 victory in Houston on Sept. 24, 2006. · A win would improve the Redskins to 2-1 in home games against the Texans all-time. Week 12: at Dallas Cowboys · The Redskins will play on Thanksgiving for a third consecutive season for the first time in team history. · Excluding the Dallas Cowboys and Detroit Lions, both of whom play on Thanksgiving annually, the Redskins will become the third team since the 1970 AFL-NFL merger to play on three consecutive Thanksgivings, joining the St. Louis Cardinals (1975-77) and Chicago Bears (1979-81). · After defeating the New York Giants, 20-10, on Thanksgiving last season, the Redskins will be seeking victories in consecutive Thanksgiving games for the first time in team history. · The game will be the Redskins’ 11th Thanksgiving Day contest all-time and their ninth such game against the Cowboys. · A win would be the Redskins’ fourth all-time victory on Thanksgiving, including wins against the Lions in 1973, Cowboys in 2012 and Giants in 2017. · The Redskins and Cowboys last met on Thanksgiving in 2016. Following the game, FOX Sports announced that it was the most-watched regular-season game in the network's history with an average of 35.1 million viewers. · The Redskins recorded 449 passing yards in their 2016 Thanksgiving game at Dallas, the team’s highest total since Head Coach Jay Gruden’s arrival in 2014. · A win would give the Redskins victories in a Thursday game in consecutive seasons for the first time in team history. · The Redskins will attempt to snap a two-game road losing streak against the Cowboys and earn their first victory at AT&T Stadium since a 34-23 victory on Jan. 3, 2016. Week 13: at Philadelphia Eagles · Including postseason play, the Redskins are 86-75-5 all-time against the Eagles, including season series sweeps in two of the last three years. · The Redskins’ 86 all-time wins against the Eagles are their most against any opponent. · The Redskins are 42-39-2 all-time against the Eagles in Philadelphia, including a victory in the NFC Wild Card Round on Jan. 5, 1991. The Redskins’ 42 road wins against the Eagles are their most against any opponent. · The Redskins have won two of their last three road games in Philadelphia. · The game will be the second of the Redskins’ two appearances on Monday Night Football in 2018. The 2018 season will mark the 25th time that the Redskins have made multiple appearances on Monday Night Football since the program's inception in 1970. · The Redskins will attempt to snap a four-game losing streak in Monday Night Footballgames against the Eagles. · A win would be the Redskins' first against Philadelphia on Monday Night Football since earning a 20-12 win on Sept. 17, 2007. · The Redskins will be seeking their 11th all-time victory against defending Super Bowl champions. The Redskins’ most recent victory against defending Super Bowl champions was a 17-16 victory against the New York Giants on Dec. 3, 2012. · The Redskins are 20-20 all-time against defending NFC Champions since the formation of conferences following the 1970 AFL-NFL merger. A win would be Washington’s first against a team that represented the NFC in the most recent Super Bowl since defeating the New York Giants in 2012. Week 14: vs. New York Giants · After defeating the Giants, 20-10, at FedExField a year ago, the Redskins will be seeking home victories against the Giants in back-to-back seasons for the first time since 2011-12. · The first victory in Washington Redskins franchise history was secured in a home contest against the New York Giants when the then-Boston Braves defeated the Giants, 14-6, at Braves Field on Oct. 9, 1932. · The game will conclude a stretch of three consecutive NFC East contests for the Redskins. It will represent the first time the Redskins have faced divisional opponents in three consecutive weeks since the final three games of the 2014 season. Week 15: at Jacksonville Jaguars · The Redskins are 5-1 against the Jaguars all-time. · The Redskins are 2-1 all-time in road games against the Jaguars. · Two of the last three meetings between the two teams have been decided in overtime. The Redskins earned a 36-30 overtime victory against the Jaguars on Oct. 1, 2006, when Santana Moss caught a 68-yard touchdown pass from Mark Brunell to seal the win. On Dec. 26, 2010, the Redskins earned a 20-17 overtime win in Jacksonville on a game-winning 31-yard field goal. · Head Coach Jay Gruden earned his first career NFL head coaching victory against the Jaguars, a 41-10 victory in Week 2 of the 2014 season. He enters the 2018 season ranked fifth in team history with 28 career victories. · The Redskins tied a team record with 10 sacks in their most recent meeting with the Jaguars in 2014. Linebacker Ryan Kerrigan tied an individual team record with 4.0 sacks in the contest. Week 16: at Tennessee Titans · The Redskins are currently 6-6 against the Titans’ franchise all-time, including a 3-3 record against the Houston Oilers (1960-96), a 0-1 record against the Tennessee Oilers (1997-98) and a 3-2 record against the Tennessee Titans (1999-present). · The Redskins will attempt to even their road record against the Titans franchise at 3-3. The Redskins dropped their first three road contests to the Houston/Tennessee Oilers in 1975, 1988 and 1997 but won road games against the Tennessee Titans in 2002 and 2010. · A win would be the Redskins’ third consecutive victory in their series with the Titans, which would represent the longest winning streak by either team in the series. · The Redskins have won each of their last two games against the Titans on walk-off field goals. The Redskins earned a 19-16 victory in Tennessee on a 48-yard overtime field goal on Nov. 21, 2010, and also recorded a 19-17 win at FedExField on a 22-yard field goal with no time remaining in regulation on Oct. 19, 2014. · The exact date of the game – either Saturday, Dec. 22 or Sunday, Dec. 23 – has not yet been determined. If the game is played on a Saturday, it would be the first Saturday meeting between the two franchises. The Redskins are 26-24 all-time in Saturday contests, including postseason play. · The Redskins earned Saturday wins in 2014, 2015 and 2016 and could be seeking a victory in four consecutive Saturday games for the first time since winning six straight Saturday contests across the 1980-85 seasons, including postseason play. Week 17: vs. Philadelphia Eagles · The Redskins are 46-38-2 all-time in regular season finales. · The Redskins will conclude the season against NFC East competition for the ninth consecutive season, the longest such stretch in team history. The NFL began exclusively scheduling intra-divisional contests in Week 17 in 2010. Washington’s last season finale against an opponent from a division other than the NFC East was the 2009 season finale at San Diego. · The Redskins are 8-6 all-time in season finales against the Eagles. · The first meeting in a season finale between the Redskins and Eagles was in 1940, when Head Coach Ray Flaherty’s Redskins concluded their 9-2 regular season campaign with a 13-6 victory against the Eagles at Griffith Stadium. · Ten of the 14 season finales contested between the Redskins and Eagles have been played in Washington, with the Redskins holding a 6-4 advantage in those contests. Games vs. 2017 playoff teams: 7 (at New Orleans, vs. Carolina, vs. Atlanta, at Philadelphia, at Jacksonville, at Tennessee, vs. Philadelphia) Games Outdoors: 13 (vs. Indianapolis, vs. Green Bay, vs. Carolina, vs. Dallas, at New York Giants, vs. Atlanta, at Tampa Bay, vs. Houston, at Philadelphia, vs. New York Giants, at Jacksonville, at Tennessee, vs. Philadelphia) Games at Domes: 1 (at New Orleans) Games at Retractable Roof Stadiums: 2 (at Arizona, at Dallas) Games on Grass: 13 (at Arizona, vs. Indianapolis, vs. Green Bay, vs. Carolina, vs. Dallas, vs. Atlanta, at Tampa Bay, vs. Houston, at Philadelphia, vs. New York Giants, at Jacksonville, at Tennessee, vs. Philadelphia) Games on Turf: 3 (at New Orleans, at New York Giants, at Dallas) -REDSKINS- WASHINGTON REDSKINS 2018 SCHEDULE PRESEASON DATE OPPONENT (NETWORK) TIME (ET) Thursday, Aug. 9 at New England Patriots (NBC4/NBC Sports Washington) 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 16 vs. NEW YORK JETS (ESPN) 8:00 p.m. Friday, Aug. 24 vs. DENVER BRONCOS (NBC4/NBC Sports Washington) 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 30 at Baltimore Ravens (NBC4/NBC Sports Washington) 7:30 p.m. REGULAR SEASON DATE OPPONENT (NETWORK) TIME (ET) Sunday, Sept. 9 at Arizona Cardinals (FOX) 4:25 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 16 vs. INDIANAPOLIS COLTS (CBS) 1:00 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 23 vs. GREEN BAY PACKERS (FOX) 1:00 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 30 BYE Monday, Oct. 8 at New Orleans Saints (ESPN) # 8:15 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 14 vs. CAROLINA PANTHERS (FOX) 1:00 p.m.* Sunday, Oct. 21 vs. DALLAS COWBOYS (CBS) 4:25 p.m.* Sunday, Oct. 28 at New York Giants (FOX) 1:00 p.m.* Sunday, Nov. 4 vs. ATLANTA FALCONS (FOX) 1:00 p.m.* Sunday, Nov. 11 at Tampa Bay Buccaneers (FOX) 1:00 p.m.* Sunday, Nov. 18 vs. HOUSTON TEXANS (CBS) 1:00 p.m.* Thursday, Nov. 22 at Dallas Cowboys (FOX) # 4:30 p.m. Monday, Dec. 3 at Philadelphia Eagles (ESPN) # 8:15 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 9 vs. NEW YORK GIANTS (FOX) 1:00 p.m.* Sunday, Dec. 16 at Jacksonville Jaguars (FOX) 1:00 p.m.* TBD^ at Tennessee Titans (TBD) TBD Sunday, Dec. 30 vs. PHILADELPHIA EAGLES (FOX) 1:00 p.m.* ^ Game will be played on either Saturday, Dec. 22 or Sunday, Dec. 23. POSTSEASON Jan. 5-6: NFL Wild Card Weekend Jan. 12-13: NFL Divisional Weekend Sunday, Jan. 20: NFL Conference Championship Games Sunday, Jan. 27: 2019 NFL Pro Bowl (Camping World Stadium, Orlando, Fla.) Sunday, Feb. 3: Super Bowl LIII (Mercedes-Benz Stadium, Atlanta, Ga.) All Kickoff Times Eastern ALL HOME GAMES CAPS # Nationally Televised * Subject to flexible scheduling
  4. 2018 Comprehensive NFL Draft Thread

    I was tempted to drive off the side of the mountain in Bluefield earlier today when I got a call saying they're talking about bringing back Ladoo-doo at LG.
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  7. I'd guess either the Panthers or the following week against Dallas.
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    Well no **** sherlock. The kid is 20 years old. And covered in Scooby Doo tats. Of course he's going to need structure & should eventually outgrow the immaturity issues.
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    Oh I've heard something. But there's moving parts involved so no idea if can be pulled off. Though if they do, I might have to start liking Bruce. At least for the weekend. The scenario I've heard was trade back out of 13 & packaging some combination picks with those comp picks to move back into the 1st & nab both Guice & Payne or a Safety & Payne if it looks like Guice would still be there when they pick in the 2nd.
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    I know Guice said he runs like BeastMode, but I see more Portis in his game. Especially being 20 years old & knowing that immaturity is going to be there. Could cause him to drop. Maybe not. We'll see...Hopefully we can get him.
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    Nugget time kiddies. IF Fitz & Derwin there it’s slam dunk one of them. They like Payne over Vea, but if Edmunds slips & the Safety’s are gone, it’s a toss up between him & Payne. There's an internal debate over RB. They love RoJo & Guice though they are way different in style.
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