Source: Redskins re-sign Adrian Peterson to 2-year deal

Football 03/13/19, 21:21

A person with knowledge of the move says the Washington Redskins have agreed to re-sign running back Adrian Peterson to an $8 million, two-year deal.The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity Wednesday because the team hadn't announced the contract.Peterson joined the Redskins on a one-year, veteran-minimum ...

Johnson leads Redskins to late scores, 16-13 win at Jaguars

Football 12/16/18, 16:17

Josh Johnson's first NFL start in more than seven years ended with a 16-13 victory for Washington against the Jacksonville Jaguars on Sunday, snapping the Redskins' four-game losing streak and keeping them on the fringe of the NFC playoff picture.Johnson and Adrian Peterson drove the Redskins (7-7) into field-goal range ...

Wentz tosses for 2 TDs, leads Eagles over Redskins 28-13

Sports 12/03/18, 23:21

Carson Wentz ran around and extended plays the way he did before his knee injury.Wentz tossed two touchdown passes, Darren Sproles ran for a score and the Philadelphia Eagles stayed in the hunt for the NFC East title with a 28-13 victory over the depleted Washington Redskins on Monday night.The ...

Red-hot Texans visit Redskins in meeting of division leaders

Football 11/15/18, 13:43

Jay Gruden occasionally has to remind people his team is in 6-3 and in first place."That's a heck of deal after nine games," the Washington Redskins' coach said. "But I'm also excited with the fact that we have not played our best yet, and I think the best is yet ...

Halfway to NFL awards: decisions and lots of candidates

Sports 11/09/18, 12:41

By the time every NFL team has played eight games, there are some heavily established favorites for The Associated Press NFL awards that are handed out on Super Bowl eve.Not this year.MVP? Lots of candidates — and not just quarterbacks.Coach of the Year? Nearly every division has a contender.Comeback Player? ...

Peterson, Watt, Luck, A-Rod? Who is top comeback player?

Football 11/02/18, 12:32

Of all the NFL seasonal awards, the one shaping up as the closest and most intriguing is for Comeback Player of the Year.How could it not be with the likes of Aaron Rodgers and Adrian Peterson , who have won league MVP honors, plus three-time Defensive Player of the Year ...

First-place Redskins in search of passing game vs. Falcons

Football 11/01/18, 17:21

All games and no practice reps make Alex Smith a dull quarterback.Injuries to receivers Jamison Crowder and Paul Richardson and running backs Adrian Peterson and Chris Thompson have kept them from getting work in with Smith at practice and stunted the Washington Redskins' passing game so far this season. The ...

At 5-2, NFC East-leading Skins off to best start since 2008

Football 10/29/18, 17:23

Yes, the Washington Redskins are 5-2 for the first time in a decade.And now, forget that the when they started that well in 2008, they ended up 8-8.Yes, they're 5-1 against the NFC for the first time since 2005.Yes, they're leading their division on the strength of a three-game winning ...

Redskins off to best start since 2008; Giants 1-7 again

Football 10/29/18, 02:53

There was a lot of laughter and smiles in the Washington Redskins' locker room, the exact opposite of what was happening down the hall where the New York Giants were dressing.It's the difference between winning and losing.The Redskins (5-2) are winning these days. They won their third in a row ...

Giants’ defense gave team a chance to win despite trades

Football 10/28/18, 18:59

Trading cornerback Eli Apple and 2016 All-Pro defensive tackle Damon Harrison in the last week wasn't the reason the New York Giants lost to the Washington Redskins.The new-look defense, which was also missing injured linebacker Alex Ogletree, actually was the reason the Giants had a chance to win in the ...

Redskins win third straight, behind defense and Peterson

Football 10/28/18, 16:36

Safety D.J. Swearinger intercepted two passes, Matt Ioannidis had 2½ sacks, and the NFC East-leading Washington Redskins rode their defense to a third straight win, a 20-13 decision over the offensively inept New York Giants on Sunday.Adrian Peterson caught a 7-yard touchdown pass from Alex Smith and ran for a ...

Redskins’ offense has scored 1 2nd-half TD all season

Football 10/24/18, 18:35

Locked in a 7-7 tie against the Dallas Cowboys, the Washington Redskins took the second-half kickoff and drove to first-and-goal at the 9.On first down, Alex Smith had tight end Jeremy Sprinkle open in the end zone, but they were not on the same page and the throw was incomplete. ...

Redskins riding run defense, rushing offense to 4-2 start

Football 10/22/18, 22:07

With Jonathan Allen and Daron Payne anchoring the defensive line, and Adrian Peterson hardly looking like a 33-year-old, the Washington Redskins have established what sort of team they are. It's quite a drastic shift from who they've been under coach Jay Gruden until now.Their defense stops the run — gasp! ...

Redskins’ Thompson at peace returning to scene of injury

Football 10/04/18, 18:31

Chris Thompson feels the pain, not the nerves.Eleven months ago, the running back was in the middle of a career season with the Washington Redskins before he broke his right fibula on a freak play at the Superdome against the New Orleans Saints. He returns to the site of that ...

Peterson runs for 120 yards, 2 TDs, Skins top Packers 31-17

Golf 09/23/18, 16:46

Adrian Peterson ran for 120 yards and a pair of 2-yard scores, Alex Smith threw two touchdown passes — all in the first half Sunday — and the Washington Redskins held on for a 31-17 victory over a gimpy Aaron Rodgers and the Green Bay Packers, who again had complaints ...

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