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Redskins release official 2019 regular-season schedule

Redskins release official 2019 regular-season schedule

Football season may still be months away, but the schedule is finally here.

While the Redskins have known who their home and road opponents in 2019 will be, they found out today when each individual game will be played when the NFL released the season schedule.

Here is the Redskins 2019 schedule.

Washington Redskins 2019 Regular-Season Schedule

Week 1: Sunday, Sept. 8, Redskins at Eagles, 1 p.m. 
Week 2: Sunday, Sept. 15, Cowboys at Redskins, 1 p.m.
Week 3: Monday, Sept. 23, Bears at Redskins, 8:15 p.m. 
Week 4: Sunday, Sept. 29, Redskins at Giants, 1 p.m.
Week 5: Sunday, Oct. 6, Patriots at Redskins, 1 p.m.
Week 6: Sunday, Oct. 13, Redskins at Dolphins, 1 p.m.
Week 7: Sunday, Oct. 20, 49ers at Redskins, 1 p.m.
Week 8: Thursday, Oct. 24, Redskins at Vikings, 8:20 p.m. 
Week 9: Sunday, Nov. 3, Redskins at Bills, 1 p.m.
Week 10: BYE
Week 11: Sunday, Nov. 17, Jets at Redskins, 1 p.m. 
Week 12: Sunday, Nov. 24, Lions at Redskins, 1 p.m.
Week 13: Sunday, Dec. 1, Redskins at Panthers, 1 p.m.
Week 14: Sunday, Dec. 8, Redskins at Packers, 1 p.m.
Week 15: Sunday, Dec. 15, Eagles at Redskins, 1 p.m.
Week 16: Sunday, Dec. 22, Giants at Redskins, 1 p.m.
Week 17: Sunday, Dec. 29, Redskins at Cowboys, 1 p.m.

2019 Redskins Schedule Notes

  • The two other divisions the Redskins play this season are the NFC North and the AFC East. The Redskins came in third place in the division a season ago, meaning they will play the third place teams in the NFC West and NFC South, the San Francisco 49ers and Carolina Panthers, respectively.

  • For the first time since signing with the Minnesota Vikings, Kirk Cousins faces his former team when the Redskins travel to Minnesota in Week 8. Redskins quarterback Case Keenum will also be playing his first game in Minnesota since the 'Minnesota Miracle' victory over the New Orleans Saints in the 2017 NFC divisional round.

  • Including the playoffs, the Redskins will face the Packers for the fourth time in the past five years, when Washington heads to Green Bay in Week 14. However, this will be the first time Washington heads to Lambeau Field since 2013, as Washington has hosted the last three meetings.

  • The Redskins opening stretch is very unforgivable. They open the season on the road against Philadelphia, before hosting the reigning NFC East champion Cowboys in the Week 2 home opener. Another playoff team comes to town the following week when the reigning NFC North champs, the Chicago Bears, arrive. Washington then travels to New York to face the Giants for their third divisional game in four weeks, before returning home to face the Super Bowl Champion New England Patriots in Week 5. To keep track, that's four playoff teams from a season ago, with a combined 2018 record of 47-33 (.588 winning percentage). Brutal.

  • For the first time since 2015, the Redskins are not playing on Thanksgiving. That might be a good thing for Washington, as they fell to the Cowboys in Dallas both in 2016 and 2018. They did defeat the Giants, 20-10 on Thanksgiving night in 2017, the first home Thanksgiving game ever in Redskins franchise history.

  • Last year, the Redskins were stuck with an early Week 4 bye. This year it comes right in the middle of the season, Week 10, as the Redskins will be able to rest up before the final stretch of the season.


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Former Redskins coordinator Greg Manusky got a new job, and it’s much different than his old one

Former Redskins coordinator Greg Manusky got a new job, and it’s much different than his old one

For most NFL assistant coaches getting fired comes with the territory, but the key is being able to stay in the league and adapt. For former Redskins defensive coordinator Greg Manusky that plan didn't work out. 

At least this time.

Manusky played in the NFL from 1988 to 1999, including three seasons in Washington, and has coached in the NFL in various capacities since 2001. He's served as a linebackers coach and as defensive coordinator for four different teams; the 49ers, the Colts, the Chargers and most recently the Redskins. 

That makes his new job all the more bizarre. After more than 30 years in the NFL in some capacity, Manusky moved to the college ranks, but not as a defensive coordinator. 

Manusky took a job at the University of Kentucky as a defensive quality control assistant.

Typically, quality control coaches are young guys starting out in their coaching careers. All coaches grind, but the QCs usually have to do serious grunt work. And Kentucky isn't exactly a football powerhouse. The Wildcats are best known for their elite basketball team, but the football program has been to four straight bowl games and won the Belk Bowl last year. 

It's unknown if Manusky has a connection to the program or to Kentucky coach Mark Stoops, but Wildcats defensive coordinator Brad White did serve on Mansuky's staff when he was running the Colts defense from 2012 to 2015. That could certainly be the connection. 

Of the former Redskins coaching staff now all of the main players have landed new jobs. Jay Gruden is the offensive coordinator in Jacksonville, Kevin O'Connell is now the offensive coordinator for the Rams. Bill Callahan took over as the offensive line coach in Cleveland, and now Manusky is settled in at Kentucky. 

In 2019 the Redskins defense ranked in the bottom five NFL teams for points allowed and yards allowed and reports emerged of growing frustration with the team's defensive scheme. Washington overhauled their entire defensive staff this offseason, led by new head coach Ron Rivera and new defensive coordinator Jack Del Rio. 

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Free agent safety Damarious Randall is openly talking to Landon Collins about joining the Redskins

Free agent safety Damarious Randall is openly talking to Landon Collins about joining the Redskins

With Coronavirus forcing most Americans to stay home, it looks like NFL players might be just as stir crazy as the rest of the country. 

On Friday night, free agent safety Damarious Randall reached out to Redskins safety Landon Collins about possibly joining up this fall and playing together. Of course, this conversation took place via Twitter.

Randall started things out with this tweet to Collins, aka @TheHumble_21.

Collins responded, at which point some segments of Washington fans probably lost their mind. 

Check the Twitter feeds of both players for more similar, yet quite vague, interaction about playing together. 

It's important to point out that some reports suggested the Redskins had interest in Randall as a free agent. A first-round pick in 2015, Randall played three seasons for the Packers before being traded to the Browns the last two years. He's been versatile throughout his career, playing all over the field as a cornerback and then as a safety in Cleveland. Randall also has ballhawking skills with 14 career interceptions in 56 starts. 

Before people get too excited, however, the Redskins just signed safety Sean Davis from Pittsburgh. The plan with Davis is to pair him up with Collins, allow Davis to play deep center and let Collins stay closer to the line of scrimmage. 

That's the plan. Accept that. 

Could Randall still help in a secondary that lost both Josh Norman and Quinton Dunbar? Sure, but the price will need to be right. 

Washington's biggest free agent signing this year was cornerback Kendall Fuller, and he got four years at more than $40 million with $23.5 million in guarantees. Davis got $5 million. The team won't spend that much to bring Randall in, and he's probably looking for more. 

It's a situation to monitor as free agency continues because the Redskins' staff has openly talked about their desire for versatile players, and Randall can help all over the field. Keep in mind though that once Davis signed, the chances of Randall coming to Washington took a big hit. 

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