Washington Redskins

Stadium: FedEx Field | Coach: Jay Gruden
Team RankingOverallRushingPassing
Offense13th105.7 (19th)252.9 (11th)
Defense20th107.6 (12th)249.4 (24th)
2015 Draft
15Brandon ScherffOTIOWA
238Preston SmithDEMISSST
395Matt JonesRBFLA
4105Jamison CrowderWRDUKE
4112Arie KouandjioOGBAMA
5141Martrell SpaightILBARK
6181Kyshoen JarrettSSVATECH
6182Tevin MitchelCBARK
6187Evan SpencerWROHIOST
7222Austin ReiterCSFLA


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New York6-10-02-4-0
Shanahan: Struggles of Robert Griffin III unrelated to injury
by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com

Former Redskins coach Mike Shanahan does not believe injuries have prevented quarterback Robert Griffin III from maximizing his potential in the NFL. Rather, he feels it was the team not creating an offensive system that best fits his talents and his own belief that he could play a traditional role at that position.

Griffin sustained a serious knee injury in the 2012 playoffs. He then struggled in 2013 in an offense designed to transform him into a drop-back quarterback rather than one that took advantage of his mobility. He suffered another knee injury last year and did not perform well in the offense of new coach Jay Gruden.

"I don't think getting hurt has anything to do with it," Shanahan told 106.7 The Fan. "In college he didn't have a route tree, didn't have a playbook. That does take some time. ... If you take a quarterback like that you must run the kind of system that allows him to be successful. ... I really believe Robert thought he was more of a drop-back quarterback. He hasn't done things the NFL asks you to do. It does take some growing pains. You better really work on it inside and out."

Some have wondered why the Redskins went so hard after Griffin if they weren't willing to create an offense that maximizes his skill set.

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Gruden on Redskins LB Preston Smith: 'I've been impressed
by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com

Team officials have claimed that Redskins linebacker and second-round pick Preston Smith was among the standouts in the classroom and on the field at the three-day rookie mini-camp, the Washington Post has reported.

Jay Gruden has expressed nothing that would contradict that view, though he is hoping to see more explosiveness.

"I think he's doing a good job," Gruden said. "I talked to him today about trying to get a little bit more suddenness to him, and he's just saying, 'I'm getting my bearings straight. I'm getting my plays down.' You'll see it once camp continues to hit and he gets more comfortable with the terminology, but I've been impressed with him."

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Redskins linebacker Ryan Kerrigan will miss start of OTA's
by Ruben Palacios | Staff Writer

The Redskins will be without linebacker Ryan Kerrigan during the start of OTA's, per NFL.com.

Kerrigan underwent arthroscopic knee surgery and it is unclear how much time he will miss because of the procedure, though it is not considered to be serious.

The two-time Pro Bowl selection has never missed a game in his four-year career. 

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Redskins rookie back Matt Jones seeking role as pass-catcher
by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com

Running back Matt Jones might be a bit more motivated than other rookies running around Redskins training camp this summer. He wants his NFL career to be more fulfilling than what he experienced at Florida.

Never mind that he rushed for 817 yards and 4.9 yards per carry last season. The third-rounder considers his college career a disappointment.

"[It] wasn't what I wanted it to be," he told the Washington Post.

Jones led the Gators in rushing yards and touchdowns, but it wasn't enough. He sought to do more, including catching passes out of the backfield. He hopes he will prove to be more versatile with Washington.

"I want to just jump into that and get that role because I didn't really catch the ball a lot at Florida," he said.

That might be his best opportunity to play with Alfred Morris seemingly entrenched as the team's featured back.

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Redskins rookie QB Connor Halliday retires before first practice
by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com

Rookie quarterback Connor Halliday, signed by the Redskins as an undrafted free agent, has apparently retired on the eve of his first minicamp practice with the team. 

Coach Jay Gruden said on Saturday that he awoke to a voicemail from Halliday, and the two haven't yet talked. "He chose to jump on a plane and head to the house," Gruden said, per The Washington Post.

Halladay set a school record at Washington State, with 11,304 yards. He also threw 90 touchdown passes. He went undrafted after a broken leg ended his season in November. 

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