Here is what you need to know on this Wednesday, December 27, four days before the Washington Redskins play the New York Giants at MetLife Stadium.
Today’s schedule: Practice, 11:30; Jay Gruden and Kirk Cousins news conferences, open locker room after practice, approx. 1:30
—Redskins @ Giants (12/31) 4
—NFL free agency starts (3/14/18) 77
—NFL Draft (4/26/18) 120
Player one-liners, offense
Last week I did one-liners for each defensive player on the roster; now the offense is up.
QB Kirk Cousins—He needs 232 yards passing against the Giants to surpass his yardage from 2015 when he had Pierre Garçon, DeSean Jackson, and a mostly-healthy Jordan Reed.
QB Colt McCoy—Jay Gruden announced that Cousins will start Week 17 against the Giants so McCoy, who is under contract in 2018, will see how things shake out in the offseason.
RB Samaje Perine—If you project his stats from the six games since he became the starter out over 16 games in a season he would have just over 1,000 yards.
RB Kapri Bibbs—He didn’t do anything spectacular in the win over the Broncos but his new team did get the W over his old team.
RB Dare Ogunbowale—He could get a shot in the offseason program in 2018.
WR Josh Doctson—We’ve seen the good, the bad, and the ugly out of the 2016 first-round pick this year.
WR Ryan Grant—Raise your hand if you had him third on the team with 550 receiving yards and tied for second in touchdowns with four this year.
WR Jamison Crowder—He had a slow start but since Week 8 he has averaged six receptions for 77 yards per game and has three touchdowns.
WR Robert Davis—He’s been on the 53 for a couple of games, but he has yet to get an offensive snap.
WR Maurice Harris—The second-year player has not had much run since his spectacular TD catch against the Vikings; missing games with a concussion and back problems didn’t help
WR Brian Quick—The free agent has just 73 snaps in 15 games.
TE Vernon Davis—His impact has been limited lately with no more than three receptions in a game since Week 11.
TE Niles Paul—He has managed to stay healthy for the first time since 2014 and has contributed on offense and special teams.
TE Jeremy Sprinkle—The stat line is 113 snaps, three targets, two receptions, one TD.
OT Morgan Moses—He is the only O-lineman to start every game and he had to fight through some seriously sprained ankles to do it.
OT Ty Nsekhe—A very good backup although he has allowed a team-high five sacks in limited playing time.
C Chase Roullier—Gruden said that he could be the center for a long time, and while the rookie has a lot to learn, there is no reason to doubt the coach.
G Arie Kouandjio—While he has struggled at times, the Redskins were very fortunate that he was available in midseason when they desperately needed someone who could step right in and play.
G Brandon Scherff—Despite injuries to both knees he played at a high level again this year and he deserved his second straight Pro Bowl selection.
C Tony Bergstrom—In three starts while Roullier was out, Bergstrom did not allow a sack.
C Demetrius Rhaney—The fact that he remains on the roster as the third-string center indicates that the organization wants to keep him around for an extended look in 2018.
G Kyle Kalis—The team didn’t like him enough in training camp to keep him but when they had an opportunity to get him off of the Colts’ practice squad they took it.
G Tyler Catalina—He beat out Kalis for the last OL spot in September because of his versatility, but he’s better off staying at guard than at tackle.
Tandler on Twitter
I can picture a “KC Stay” billboard on one side of the street and a “KC Go” on the other.— Rich Tandler (@TandlerNBCS) December 26, 2017
In case you missed it
- Galette failed to goad Gruden into a challenge vs. Broncos
- Predicting NFC playoff picture heading into Week 17
- Redskins' Thompson starts rehab from broken fibula
- Gruden Talks Redskins' Future
- Stepping up in 2018