The Washington Redskins have promoted Matt Cavanaugh to offensive coordinator, the team announced on Monday. Additionally, the Redskins have hired Kevin O'Connell to be the team's next quarterbacks coach.
Prior to joining the Redskins’ coaching staff in 2015, Cavanaugh was previously quarterbacks coach for the Arizona Cardinals (1994-95), quarterbacks coach for the San Francisco 49ers (1996), offensive coordinator for the Chicago Bears (1997-98), offensive coordinator for the Baltimore Ravens (1999-04), quarterbacks coach for the New York Jets (2009-12) and quarterbacks coach for the Chicago Bears (2013-14).
In eight seasons as an offensive coordinator, Cavanaugh's offenses have never finished higher than 14th in yards gained, with an average ranking of 21.3.
Redskins to promote Greg Manusky to defensive coordinator, sources tell me and @RapSheet. This will be his fourth stint as a DC.
He was previously the DC for the Colts (4 seasons), Chargers (1 season) and the 49ers (4 seasons). His defenses in Indianapolis were typically not good, but his San Francisco and San Diego defenses finished in the top 16 in yards allowed in four of his five seasons with the two teams.
Washington Redskins running back Robert Kelley underwent a surgical procedure on his right knee shortly after the season-ending loss to the New York Giants, a source has confirmed with Breaking Burgundy.
Kelley suffered a sprained knee injury in the Week 16 win over the Chicago Bears, but played against the Giants with a brace. The procedure, considered relatively minor according to a source, lasted approximately 30-45 minutes and dealt with the meniscus. Kelley resumed walking per usual within a couple of days and physical therapy soon after.
This sounds like a minor repair, so Kelley should be fine by minicamp/OTAs.
When the New York Giants offense takes the field on Sunday against the Green Bay Packers in their wild-card game at Lambeau Field, there is a good chance that Paul Perkins is standing behind quarterback Eli Manning as the starting running back. There is also a good chance he’s nervous.
Perkins was handed a starting role in the regular-season finale on the road against the Washington Redskins. All he did was become the first Giants running back to rush for 100 yards in a game this season. The rookie had 102 yards on 21 carries despite admitting he was more nervous for the game than other since high school.
Given the way things have unfolded and the progress Perkins has made -- he’s increased his yardage total each of the past six games and shown improvement with his blocking -- it’s hard to imagine he won’t be starting against the Packers. If it’s not broken, don’t fix it, the story said.
Doctors could never provide Josh Doctson with a good answer, leaving him to rest ... and ponder a season-gone-wrong while looking ahead. It’s all he could do, thanks to the tendinitis in his left foot that has plagued him since May.
But Doctson said he already notices a difference in his foot. And he remains confident what sort of player he can be when healthy.
“Like I was at TCU, for sure, no doubt,” Doctson said.
Doctson missed most of training camp because of the injury, then returned for the first two games. He was inactive for the next four as the Redskins hoped a month of rest would help. However, he was placed on injured reserve before Week 7.
Related players: Jordan Reed
Reed said he was going to play through the shoulder injury in this must-win game for Washington. He struggled when we last saw him back in week 15 so he's a risky fantasy play. Vernon Davis should also be in the mix, but the Skins have - overall - seen a decrease in production from the TE position in recent weeks.
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Redskins TE Jordan Reed (shoulder, questionable) took limited practice reps all week and is questionable for Week 17. It looks like Reed will return this week in a must-win game. It’s impossible to trust him given his recent snaps, but he is Jordan Reed and he has upside.
The New York Giants can use their Week 17 matchup with the Washington Redskins as an opportunity to rest and heal some of its most valuable players. Or they can use it as a tune-up for the postseason.
This is the dilemma coach Ben McAdoo faces with the Giants locked into the NFC’s fifth playoff slot. Their playoff positioning doesn’t change win or lose on Sunday.
If McAdoo plans on resting players, he sure did a good job of keeping it under wraps when they returned to work on Tuesday. Starting left guard Justin Pugh said he didn’t even mention the playoffs until the team huddled following practice. The message even then was congratulations, be ascending going into the playoffs.
The Giants could play this a couple of ways. McAdoo could prepare as this was a normal week and then pull the starters early. That could be based on the score or how the team performs after a couple of series much like a preseason game.
So, it's a good thing then that they'll have Jordan Reed on the field. CBS Sports NFL Insider Jason La Canfora reported Tuesday that Reed will play through his shoulder injury Sunday. La Canfora tweeted: "With the Skins fighting for their playoffs lives, TE Jordan Reed will play this weekend, fighting himself thru a painful shoulder injury."
The story said it's a good thing, but that wasn't the case two weeks ago when Reed tried to play through the injury and clearly wasn't himself, recording just one catch before getting ejected from the game. He's tough to trust but did sit out Week 16 so the hope is the time off did some good.
Speaking on Comcast SportsNet, Eagles defensive end Brandon Graham talked about the potential return of Jackson this offseason when he becomes a free agent as if it was a done deal.
"I'm just happy because I kinda knew already. I've talked to him. I talked to him when Doug (Pederson) got hired. We have fun during the season. He's like, 'B.G. you know I'll be back, man,'" Graham said. "But now that it's official, as far as the season about to be over, I think you'll be hearing a lot of noise about DeSean. ... I'm saying official as far as the end of season, now we're gonna really see."
The MRI exam conducted on the injured knee of running back Rob Kelley revealed no structural damage, and Coach Jay Gruden said that his starter will be evaluated on a day-to-day basis entering the final week of the regular season.
Kelley suffered injury late in the first half of Saturday’s win at Chicago. He played only sparingly in the second half, which could be a good sign he'll be OK to go in Week 17. If Kelley can't go, Thompson's role likely doesn't change but Jones and Brown could get Kelley's carries.
Jackson did not return to the field after being listed as questionable. He was playing well coming into the game and was again emerging as a deep threat for QB Kirk Cousins. For now he's a question mark for Week 17.
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