NFL Capsule: Redskins at Eagles

NFL Capsule: Redskins at Eagles


Sunday, 1 p.m., FOX

OPENING LINE - Redskins by 5 1/2

RECORD VS. SPREAD - Washington 9-5; Philadelphia 3-10-1

SERIES RECORD - Redskins lead 80-70-5

AP PRO32 RANKING - Redskins No. 8; Eagles No. 29

LAST MEETING - Redskins beat Eagles 31-6, Nov. 18

LAST WEEK - Redskins beat Browns 38-21 ; Eagles lost to Bengals 34-13





STREAKS, STATS AND NOTES - Redskins can clinch first playoff berth since 2007 with win plus losses by Giants, Bears and Vikings. ... Redskins have share of first place in NFC East after 15 weeks for first time since 1999. ... Coach Mike Shanahan has 173 wins, including postseason. He's one win shy of tying Mike Holmgren for 11th all-time in NFL history. ... Redskins have scored 30 points seven times, team's most since doing so in eight games in 1991. ... RB Alfred Morris' 1,322 yards rushing seventh-best single-season total in team history. ... K Kai Forbath one field goal shy of tying Garrett Hartley's NFL record for consecutive field goals made to begin career (16). ... Redskins have seven TD passes of 50 yards or more (five by Robert Griffin III, two by Kirk Cousins). It's their most since seven in 1966, all by Sonny Jurgensen. ... QB Nick Foles' 1,356 yards passing second-highest total by Eagles rookie. He trails John Reaves (1,508 in 1972). ... WR Jeremy Maclin's 246 receptions are most by Eagles players in first four seasons. ... Eagles haven't intercepted pass in last eight games. ... Eagles have eight sacks in last two games after defensive line coach Jim Washburn was fired. They had 20 in first 12. ... Last week, FB/TE Emil Igwenagu was 16th player to make NFL debut with Eagles this year. ... RB LeSean McCoy will start in first game back after missing four with concussion.


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Redskins scouts make it to Colin Kaepernick’s workout despite venue change

Redskins scouts make it to Colin Kaepernick’s workout despite venue change

Colin Kaepernick was given an opportunity by the NFL to work out in front of NFL scouts, but decided to change locations after his camp determined the league didn’t create “a transparent and open process.”

The Redskins, who sent a scout to attend the league-organized practice, made it to the other facility in time to watch him play, according to USA TODAY.

The NFL released a statement shortly after, expressing disappointment in Kaepernick’s decision.

Some scouts had already arrived at the Atlanta Falcons’ practice facility where the workout was scheduled to start at 3 p.m. when Kaepernick’s lawyers announced the venue change. Instead, the session was held at Charles Drew High School, which is about an hour away from the Falcons’ facility.

At least one Redskins scout made the trip anyway. Washington’s quarterback situation is muddled with rookie Dwayne Haskins making just his second career start Sunday while Alex Smith continues rehabbing from a leg injury that may never allow him to play football again.

Nevertheless, the team did its due diligence and is in Atlanta to see what Kaepernick still has in the tank.


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Redskins move Cam Sims to active roster ahead of Week 11 matchup with Jets

Redskins move Cam Sims to active roster ahead of Week 11 matchup with Jets

Once again Cam Sims has been brought onto the Redskins active roster from the practice squad ahead of Week 11.

The Redskins made the move to bring back the wide receiver a day before their home contest against the New York Jets. The 23-year-old had been on the practice squad since Oct. 22 after he was waived earlier in the year. 

Sims, one of the many Alabama products on the Redskins, joins the 53-man roster for the second time in 2019. He played two snaps in the Redskins' Week 5 loss to the New England Patriots. 

A miraculous debut in the 2018 preseason instantly made Sims a fan-favorite. Yet that success has not translated at all in games that matter. Three snaps are all the young WR has garnered in his two years with the Redskins. He's had more transaction shuffling between the practice squad, the injured reserve and the active roster than on the field. 

However, three total snaps are not nearly enough to judge the potential upside of Sims. Washington's receiving corps has struggled this season and are looking for answers for the remainder of this season and beyond.  

In a corresponding move, the Redskins released linebacker Tanner Vallejo.