Team brass, including head coach Ron Rivera, are meeting with former Panthers GM Marty Hurney today, sources told Ian Rapoport of NFL Network (Twitter link).. Rapoport adds “Hurney is the top candidate to be their new GM, a hire that could be official this week,” so it sounds like this is close to being a done deal. Washington officially names Martin Mayhew as general manager, Martin Mayhew to be named Washington general manager, Parlays, point spreads: Sports betting launches in Virginia, Dwayne Haskins signs one-year deal with Pittsburgh Steelers, Brady holds edge over Rodgers in showdown of great quarterbacks, Mayhew joining Washington's front office as executive, working with Hurney, Rivera not only coach running a 'Panthers North' operation. The Redskins currently have about $36.5 million in available cap space, which is the second-most in the NFL. The Redskins likely aren't ready for playoff contention this season, but they're headed in the right direction and should be better than last year. Washington's Chase Young is among dozens of rookies who have made significant impacts this season, disproving the notion that losing preseason games and organized team activities because of the coronavirus pandemic would negatively affect first-year players. The Philadelphia Eagles fired Pederson on Monday, just three years after the coach helped win a Super Bowl with the franchise. Alex Smith will miss Saturday's playoff game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers with a calf injury -- meaning Taylor Heinicke will start for Washington at quarterback, a source with knowledge of the situation confirmed. Instead, they broke records and raised eyebrows across the league. 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Washington ended the 2019 season with a 3-13 record, which made them the 2nd-worst team in the NFL. The Washington Redskins are, following some significant corporate pressure, reportedly considering a name change.This is a frequently debated topic … Washington quarterback Dwayne Haskins will start Sunday's game against the Carolina Panthers as Alex Smith will miss his second straight outing with a calf injury, according to multiple reports. Washington's season and playoff hopes had come down to him, and so despite a shoulder injury minutes earlier, Heinicke just had to be out there. It'll be do-or-die for Washington next week in Philadelphia. He is the founder of Snyder Communications and serves on six different NFL committees, mostly related to media/digital. Undrafted rookie running back Javon Leake is also 21 years old. Washington released quarterback Dwayne Haskins on Monday, a day after the 2019 first-rounder was benched in a 20-13 loss to the Carolina Panthers. Dwayne Haskins was ineffective at best and a detriment to his team at worst. McLaurin's status is still very much uncertain ahead of Sunday's regular-season finale in Philadelphia. Dwayne Haskins is being asked to step into a rough situation with a pedestrian offensive line and no real receiving threats outside of Terry McLaurin. The team will likely benefit from their head coaching switch as Ron Rivera takes over as the head coach after several seasons in that role with the Carolina Panthers. Colt McCoy is the oldest player on the Giants' roster heading into this season at 33 years old. The Washington Football Team's facility in Ashburn has temporarily closed after a series of coaches and staff members contracted COVID-19, a team official said. But the move didn't sit well with everyone on the Eagles. Who could blame him? Washington has had a roster in need of help for the last decade, but they have some young pieces to hopefully turn it around. Sports betting in Virginia is now a reality after the state lottery approved an online sportsbook operated by FanDuel through a partnership with the Washington Football Team. JavaScript is required for full functionality on this website, but scripting is currently disabled. The Giants' top two picks in this year's draft were Andrew Thomas, an offensive tackle out of Georgia, and Xavier McKinney, a safety out of Alabama. Since 1978, when the NFL expanded to 16 games, Washington is 5-4 in Week 17 games in which the playoffs were still on the line. They have great odds to surpass their win total from last season. Rivera previously spent nine seasons from 2011-2019 as the Panthers' head coach, with the highlight being a 15-1 record and a Super Bowl appearance in 2015. The first victory in Washington Redskins franchise history was secured in a home contest against the New York Giants when the then-Boston Braves defeated the Giants, 14-6, at Braves Field on Oct. 9, 1932. ', Long before Ron Rivera got the band back together, when the coach brought everyone and their mother with him from Carolina to Washington, there was another team that had appropriately earned the nickname, 'Panthers North.'. 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