Kerrigan's retirement closes out era of Washington football
Ryan Kerrigan still called Washington’s facility by its old name, even though he was wearing a shirt bearing the new logo of the franchise’s rebranding as the Commanders. Seeing his old teammate at Commanders training camp brought punter Tress Way, the organization’s longest-tenured player, back to the days of Kerrigan flexing after making a sack back when Washington was known as the Redskins. Kerrigan was the final standout player under the old name, and his retirement back in the familiar burgundy and gold colors marks the end of that chapter for a franchise trying to recapture long-lost glory.news.yahoo.com
Lawmakers pressure NFL to release report on Washington's football team as former employees speak to Congress
One of the former employees who spoke before the House Committee on Oversight and Reform also came forward with a new allegation that she was sexually harassed by team owner Dan Snyder himself, which Snyder denied.cbsnews.com
Indian Country Responds to the New Washington Commanders Name
On Wednesday, Washington’s National Football League (NFL) Team announced its new team name as the Commanders. The announcement was made exclusively on the Today Show, after weeks of speculation. The announcement was met with varying responses from leaders across Indian Country.news.yahoo.com
Pro football: Dan and Tanya Snyder entered the week looking to extinguish an ongoing controversy. It's now burning even hotter.
RICHMOND—The decision not to release a report into widespread sexual harassment at the Washington Football Team continues to generate headaches for the NFL.fredericksburg.com
Former Washington Football Team employees call on NFL sponsors to pressure league to release investigation findings
Las Vegas Raiders coach Jon Gruden quit this week over a series of offensive emails that were uncovered during the league's investigation of alleged misconduct by officials of the Washington Football Team.cbsnews.com
Disgusted Cheerleaders Demand NFL Release Report on Washington Football Team’s ‘Boys Club’
Scott Taetsch/GettyNational Football League cheerleaders are calling on the NFL to release its full report into workplace culture after allegations surfaced that coaches had secretly distributed nude photos of them by email.The emails, first reported by the New York Times Monday, were allegedly sent by then-ESPN commentator Jon Gruden to then Washington Football Team General Manager Bruce Allen (who had hired Gruden’s brother, Jay, to coach the team, then called the Redskins) and several other mnews.yahoo.com
Snyder to buy out other Washington owners, pending approval
FILE - Washington Football Team owner Dan Snyder walks off the field before the start of an NFL football game against Dallas Cowboys in Landover, Md., in this Sunday, Oct. 25, 2020, file photo. Dan Snyder is buying out the Washington Football Team's minority owners and will become the sole owner of the club. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh, File)Dan Snyder will soon be the sole owner of the Washington Football Team. Fred Smith, Dwight Schar and Bob Rothman currently own 40.5% of Washington Football Inc. A new name — or making “Washington Football Team” permanent — is expected in time for the 2022 season.
AP source: Washington tells Alex Smith he's being released
Washington has informed Alex Smith the team is releasing the veteran quarterback, according to a person with direct knowledge of the decision. The team informed Smith he's being released, according to a person with direct knowledge of the decision. AdThose warm and fuzzy feelings evaporated not long after Smith led Washington to its first playoff berth in five years. When Allen injured his right ankle, Smith started at Detroit on Nov. 15 and threw for 390 yards in a 30-27 loss. Washington went 11-5 in games Smith started during his time with the team and 5-26 in games he didn't.
Washington replacing cheerleading team with coed dance team
FILE - Washington Football Team cheerleaders perform before an NFL football game against the New York Giants in Landover, Md., in this Sunday, Nov. 8, 2020, file photo. The Washington Football Team will not have cheerleaders for the 2021 season as part of an organizational rebranding. (AP Photo/Daniel Kucin Jr., File)Washington will not have cheerleaders for the first time since the NFL’s longest-running cheerleading team was founded in 1962, with a coed dance team taking its place. Wright has said he expects “Washington Football Team” to continue for 2021 with a new, permanent name to be ready in 2022. “My goal is to create this team, reinvent this team and make it more modern.”___AdMore AP NFL: https://apnews.com/NFL and https://twitter.com/AP_NFL
Ex-Washington employees ask NFL to release report findings
Owner Dan Snyder hired lawyer Beth Wilkinson to conduct an independent investigation in July after several female former employees made allegations of workplace sexual harassment. The NFL in July took over control of the investigation. “There must be accountability for the actions we believe are detailed in this report,” the employees wrote in their letter to Goodell. AdSeventeen former employees signed the letter to Goodell by name and three others anonymously. “For its own credibility, it is crucial that the NFL release the investigative report, while also protecting from disclosure any witnesses who requested confidentiality.
QB Heinicke re-signs with Washington for $8.75M over 2 years
Washington re-signed quarterback Taylor Heinicke to an $8.75 million, two-year contract, Wednesday, Feb. 10, 2021. “I think that’s the best way to do it. I think that’s best for everybody.”Washington could also trade for or sign a veteran to compete with Heinicke and Allen or use the No. Ad“That dude plays with no fear, and he’s going to give his playmakers a chance to make plays,” receiver Terry McLaurin said. “He’s going to extend plays, run and take hits.
The Latest: Packers' Aaron Rodgers wins 3rd MVP Award
Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers passes during the first half of the NFC championship NFL football game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in Green Bay, Wis., Sunday, Jan. 24, 2021. Rodgers received 44 votes, followed by Buffalo’s Josh Allen with four, and Kansas City’s Patrick Mahomes, the 2018 MVP, with two. ___9:52 p.m.For turning around a moribund Cleveland franchise, overcoming injuries and COVID-19 concerns, Kevin Stefanski is The Associated Press 2020 NFL Coach of the Year. Ad___9:20 p.m.Justin Herbert is the latest quarterback to win The Associated Press Offensive Rookie of the Year award. ___8:08 p.m.Buffalo Bills offensive coordinator Brian Daboll has won The Associated Press NFL Assistant Coach of the Year award.
Washington's King 1st Black female assistant position coach
(AP Photo/Julio Cortez)Washington promoted Jennifer King to assistant running backs coach Tuesday, making her the first Black female assistant position coach in the NFL. She is the second woman in league history to be an assistant position coach after Tampa Bay’s assistant defensive line coach Lori Locust. King spent the 2020 season as a full-year coaching intern under Ron Rivera and worked with running backs coach Randy Jordan. “I am very pleased to have coach King back to assist me full time in the running backs room,” Jordan said. Tampa Bay had two: Locust and assistant strength and conditioning coach Maral Javadifar, and coach Bruce Arians called women in coaching “the wave of the future.”“This game, it’s a tremendous game,” Rivera said.