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NFL releases full 2016 Redskins regular-season schedule


NFL releases full 2016 Redskins regular-season schedule

The Redskins will open the 2016 season at home against Ben Roethlisberger and the Steelers on Monday Night Football, welcome former quarterback Robert Griffin III to FedEx Field three weeks later and travel to Dallas for a Thanksgiving showdown, the NFL announced on Thursday night.

Washington will also make its first trip to London, where Kirk Cousins and Co. will face the Bengals in Week 8. Meanwhile, three games will be featured in primetime—against the Steelers in Week 1, in a Wild Card rematch against the Aaron Rogers and the Packers in Week 11 and vs. Cam Newton and the Panthers in Week 15.

One of the juiciest storylines of the entire season, though, figures to unfold at FedEx Field on Oct. 2 when Griffin returns to his old stomping grounds…assuming Griffin is, in fact, the Browns’ starting quarterback in Week 4. If No. 10 is under center, it’ll be a bittersweet night for the franchise and those who believe Griffin was done wrong in Washington.  


Among the other schedule highlights:

  • The Redskins’ toughest span comes between Week 8 and 15, when they not only must cross the pond, they’ll face four 2015 division winners in the Bengals, Vikings, Cardinals and Panthers. And, oh yeah, Packers are in that stretch, too.
  • The Week 9 bye comes right in the middle of the slate. Or, at precisely the perfect time.
  • The Redskins face their regional rivals, the Ravens, at M&T Bank Stadium in Week 5. It will be the teams’ first meeting since 2012—a 31-28 Redskins’ victory in overtime. Washington is 2-3 all-time vs. Baltimore.
  • The trip to Dallas on Thanksgiving will mark Washington’s first game on Thanksgiving since a 38-31 victory in 2012. The Redskins are 2-6 all-time on Thanksgiving; seven of those eight games have been against the Cowboys, who have won six of the meetings.
  • The season ends with games against the Bears and Giants on Christmas Eve and New Year’s Day, respectively.

Here’s the full schedule:

Wk     Date           Opponent                    Time

1        Sept. 12     Steelers (Mon.)            7:10 p.m.

2        Sept. 18     Cowboys                     1 p.m.

3        Sept. 25     at Giants                     1 p.m.

4        Oct. 2        Browns                       1 p.m.

5        Oct. 9        at Ravens                   1 p.m.

6        Oct. 16       Eagles                        1 p.m.

7        Oct. 23       at Lions                      1 p.m.

8        Oct. 30       at Bengals (London)     9:30 a.m.

9                            BYE

10     Nov.  13       Vikings                       1 p.m.    

11     Nov.  20      Packers                        8:30 p.m.

12     Nov. 24       at Cowboys (Thurs.)      4:30 p.m.

13     Dec. 4         at Cardinals                  4:25 p.m.

14     Dec. 11       at Eagles                     1 p.m.

15     Dec. 19       Panthers      (Mon.)       8:30 p.m.

16     Dec. 24       at Bears       (Sat.)        1 p.m.

17     Jan. 1         Giants                          1 p.m.  

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Terrelle Pryor reportedly closing in on deal with new team

Terrelle Pryor reportedly closing in on deal with new team

Former Washington Redskin Terrelle Pryor may have found a new home after a tumultuous season in Washington.

The 28-year-old wide receiver appears to be on the way to the New York Jets for the 2018 season according to Ian Rappaport.

Last season, Pryor only played in nine games for Washington and was sent to injured reserve after Week 11. His season ended with ankle surgery and it closed the book on a short stint in the nation’s capital.

In his nine games, he never got on the same page with former Redskins’ quarterback Kirk Cousins. Targeted only 37 times, the six-year veteran only had 20 receptions for 240 yards and a single touchdown.

This is coming after a 1,000-yard season on the dismal Cleveland Browns team that went 1-15 in 2016. As a free-agent, he signed with Washington on a ‘prove-it’ deal for one-year, eight million last off-season. He was expected to a significant amount of touches alongside Josh Doctson.


With so much anticipation it was easy to say that Pryor’s lone season in Washington was a disappointment.

If he does sign with the Jets, Pryor joins a New York franchise that is still continuing to rebuild. They currently own the No. 3 overall pick in the 2018 NFL Draft and are in search of a quarterback.  A year ago they finished 5-11 under third-year head coach Todd Bowles.

Transitioned to wide receiver in Cleveland, Pryor was drafted into the league as a quarterback.  He spent three seasons in Oakland (2011-13) all as a quarterback making 10 starts. In Cleveland (2015-16) he made the transition to wide receiver before going to Washington in 2017.


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Good news Redskins fans: Jason Pierre-Paul shipped out of NFC East


Good news Redskins fans: Jason Pierre-Paul shipped out of NFC East

The Giants shipped out Jason Pierre-Paul for life as a Buccaneer, and in turn, Tampa will send a third and fourth round draft pick to New York.

Moving Pierre-Paul comes at a curious time for the Giants. The team will eat $15 million of dead money in the move, and New York also sent a fourth-round pick to Tampa as part of the transaction. 

What it definitely signals is that Big Blue looks to be moving from a 4-3 base defense to a 3-4 look. Additionally, with the second overall pick in the NFL Draft in April, maybe the Giants will seriously look at NC State defensive lineman Bradley Chubb. 


For the Redskins, seeing Pierre-Paul leave the NFC East is welcome news. He has 12.5 career sacks against Washington QBs, the same amount he has against the Eagles and Cowboys combined. 

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