Shaping the 2016 Redskins: Running back

Today we continue a new series on DC Pro Sports Report, where we look at each position on the Washington Redskins and analyze it in terms of what is needed to improve for the 2016 season. We will look at what the Skins have at that position going into the offseason, what their contracts look like and what the team might do and should do to improve. Previous: Quarterback We continue...
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New Orleans Saints: Three Negatives on the 2015 Season

The New Orleans Saints did not live up to expectations once again this year finishing 7-9. Drew Brees showed he can still play at a high level, but the defense remains to be suspect. The Saints did many things right this year but did even more wrong by finishing with a losing record for the second straight season. Sean Payton was rumored to be on the way out with the Saints letting...
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22 days ago  |  Discuss

5 Bold Predictions: Conference Championship Edition

About a half an hour ago I got a text from a good friend of mine. This is one of my oldest pals, a founding father of my fantasy football league, a guy who’s wedding I was in… you get the picture, we go way back. My friend, we’ll call him Jason, is a pretty bold dude. He’s a swashbuckler when it comes to fantasy football. “Hey man I’ll give you Pierre Thomas for Matt...
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22 days ago  |  Discuss

SB 44: Saints slip past Colts 31-17 for 1st Super Bowl title

Super Bowl 44 Feb. 7, 2010 At Miami-74,059 New Orleans . Indianapolis 10.0..7..0-17 Tracy Porter's 74-yard interception return with 3:12 remaining capped a fourth-quarter comeback and lifted the Saints to their first Super Bowl title. Trailing 10-6, New Orleans opened the second half by recovering an onside kick, which led to a 16-yard touchdown pass from Drew...
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24 days ago  |  Discuss

Matt Jones inactive against Packers

Matt Jones will have to wait until another day for his playoff debut.The rookie running back has been ruled out with a hip injury for the Washington Redskins' Wild Card matchup against the Green Bay Packers.Chris Thompson and Pierre Thomas will look to fill the void left behind by Jones' absence.Jones has 490 yards on 144 carries and 304 yards receiving this season. The Redskins...
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January 10, 2016  |  Discuss

Grading Kirk Cousins: Week 17

Every week DC Pro Sports Report will be evaluating the starting quarterback of the Washington Redskins. In week 17 the starting quarterback of the Washington Redskins was Kirk Cousins. Therefore, we’re calling this Grading Kirk Cousins. STATLINE 12-15, 176 yards [11.7], 3 TD, 0 INT, 99.8 QBR, 155.1 passer rating ANALYSIS Yet another superb game from the Washington signal-caller...
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January 06, 2016  |  Discuss

The Redskins may have a backfield issue

Prior to the Week 14 matchup against the Chicago Bears, the Washington Redskins went out and signed running back Pierre Thomas.The reason was because of an injury to Chris Thompson, the Redskins' receiving back that played a solid role in Washington's backfield. Thompson was ruled out of Week 14 with a torn labrum.Thomas found a consistent role on the team for the first two weeks...
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January 06, 2016  |  Discuss

Kyshoen Jarrett, more proof that something’s different about the Redskins

ICYMI: Bad news for Redskins' defense as Jarrett won't play against GB: https://t.co/CNrCgxLTXw #RedskinsTalk pic.twitter.com/mfQI7dB00d — CSN Redskins (@CSNRedskins) January 5, 2016 The Redskins announced that S Kyshoen Jarrett is OUT for the Packers playoff game. That comes as bad news to fans…about a player most never heard of, really. Jarrett and CB Dashaun Phillips left...
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January 05, 2016  |  Discuss

Large number of players limited at Redskins practice

With the Washington Redskins playoff position already secured, the Redskins will opt to sit players who have a few bumps and bruises in their Week 17 matchup against the Dallas Cowboys.According to ESPN's John Keim, the following Redskins did not participate in Wednesday's practice:LT Trent Williams, DB DeAngelo Hall, DE Jason Hatcher, S Dashon Goldson and CB Quintin Dunbar.The Williams...
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December 30, 2015  |  Discuss

Grading Kirk Cousins: Week 16

Every week DC Pro Sports Report will be evaluating the starting quarterback [and backup QB, if necessary] of the Washington Redskins. In week two the starting quarterback of the Washington Redskins was Kirk Cousins. Therefore, we’re calling this Grading Kirk Cousins. STATLINE 31-46, 365 yards, 7.9, 4 TD, 0 INT, 81.1 QBR, 120.3 passer rating ANALYSIS Okay, let’s get this out...
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December 28, 2015  |  Discuss

Gabbert’s not the future for the San Francisco 49ers

Tweet +1 Like Share Pin Reddit The San Francisco 49ers are a total catastrophe. Somewhere in Ann Arbor, ex-coach...
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December 21, 2015  |  Discuss

Redskins DL Hatcher, RB Thompson questionable vs. Bills

ASHBURN, Va. (AP) Defensive lineman Jason Hatcher and running back Chris Thompson are listed as questionable for the Washington Redskins' game against the Buffalo Bills on Sunday. Also questionable are linebacker Keenan Robinson and safety Jeron Johnson. As expected, linebacker Perry Riley Jr. (foot) and wide receiver Andre Roberts (knee) are out. Coach Jay Gruden said Friday...
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December 18, 2015  |  Discuss

Redskins sign former Saint Pierre Thomas

The Washington Redskins decided to sign former New Orleans Saints running back Pierre Thomas. With third down back Chris Thompson suffering an AC joint injury in his shoulder this signing doesn’t come as a shock. AROUND COVER32 Fantasy Sleepers: Four studs you must start Bold Predictions: Four playoff sleepers to keep an eye on First and Ten: The top ten NFL free agents in 2016...
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December 11, 2015  |  Discuss

Redskins sign veteran running back Pierre Thomas

Free agent running back Pierre Thomas has signed with the Washington Redskins, whose ground game has been unproductive most of the season.The Redskins also announced Friday that they put defensive lineman Stephen Paea on injured reserve. Paea missed practice this week with a sprained toe.Thomas was released in March by the Saints after eight seasons in New Orleans, then spent one...
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December 11, 2015  |  Discuss

Redskins sign RB Pierre Thomas, put DL Stephen Paea on IR

ASHBURN, Va. (AP) Free agent running back Pierre Thomas has signed with the Washington Redskins, whose ground game has been unproductive most of the season. The Redskins also announced Friday that they put defensive lineman Stephen Paea on injured reserve. Paea missed practice this week with a sprained toe. Thomas was released in March by the Saints after eight seasons in New...
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December 11, 2015  |  Discuss

Redskins Sign RB Pierre Thomas, Place DT Stephen Paea On I.R.

The Washington Redskins announced the signing of veteran RB Pierre Thomas on Friday. The Redskins also placed DT Stephen Paea on season-ending injured reserve. Thomas, 30, spent eight years with the New Orleans Saints. The 49ers signed him to a contract over a month ago, but his time in San Francisco was short lived, as he was cut just a few days later to make room for RB...
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December 11, 2015  |  Discuss

Report: Patriots work out RBs Pierre Thomas, Robert Turbin

With Dion Lewis out for the season, the New England Patriots have showed some interest in adding depth at running back.According to several sources, the Patriots worked out running backs Pierre Thomas and Robert Turbin on Thursday, though neither player has been signed at this time.Thomas is a particularly interesting name, given his history of being a consistent pass-catching running...
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November 12, 2015  |  Discuss

Patriots Try Out Free-Agent Running Backs Pierre Thomas, Robert Turbin

FOXBORO, Mass. — The New England Patriots showed interest in two free-agent running backs Thursday after placing Dion Lewis on injured reserve this week. The Patriots worked out Robert Turbin and Pierre Thomas on Thursday, according to a source. Turbin was released by the Cleveland Browns on Tuesday. Thomas was cut by the San Francisco 49ers on Tuesday after just one game. Turbin...
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November 12, 2015  |  Discuss

Patriots Worked Out RBs Robert Turbin & Pierre Thomas

Field Yates of ESPN reports that the Patriots brought in free agent RBs Robert Turbin and Pierre Thomas for workouts on Thursday. New England is continuously bringing in available players for workout, but with the loss of Dion Lewis for the season, it would not be surprising to see them sign someone if their running game struggles this weekend. Turbin, 25, is in the final year...
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November 12, 2015  |  Discuss

49ers sign RB Travaris Cadet, release Pierre Thomas

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) The 49ers signed running back Travaris Cadet on Tuesday and released running back Pierre Thomas, who played sparingly in San Francisco's victory over Atlanta after signing early last week. Cadet appeared in one game this season for the New England Patriots before being released on Sept. 29. He had originally signed as an undrafted free agent in 2012 with...
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November 10, 2015  |  Discuss

49ers shuffle backfield with signing of Cadet and release of Thomas

Pierre Thomas' tenure with the San Francisco 49ers lasted one week as the team cut the veteran running back on Tuesday to open a roster spot for the signing of Travaris Cadet. Cadet, who was a teammate of Thomas last season with the New Orleans Saints, made the New England Patriots out of training camp but was released after catching one pass for two yards in the season opener.An...
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November 10, 2015  |  Discuss

Newcomers Draughn, Thomas trying to get up to speed for 49ers

The San Francisco 49ers' newly signed running back duo went through a second practice Thursday as they try to learn the offense in advance of Sunday's matchup against the visiting Atlanta Falcons.With starting running back Carlos Hyde missing practice for a second straight day, it appears increasingly likely that Shaun Draughn and Pierre Thomas will see a heavy workload on Sunday...
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November 06, 2015  |  Discuss

49ers turn to Draughn, Thomas for offense

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) Shaun Draughn knows something about making quick adjustments. The San Francisco 49ers became his eighth team in the NFL after he signed a deal on Monday. Draughn and fellow running back Pierre Thomas, who was signed Tuesday, were brought in after Reggie Bush went on injured reserve and with questions remaining regarding the health of Carlos Hyde, who missed...
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November 05, 2015  |  Discuss

Agent: 49ers adding running back Pierre Thomas to fill void

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) The agent for Pierre Thomas says the running back is joining the San Francisco 49ers, desperate at the position given a rash of injuries. C. Lamont Smith posted Tuesday on Twitter that his client was coming to the Bay Area, though the team had yet to make an announcement during a wild two-day stretch of change. The 49ers (2-6) traded tight end Vernon Davis...
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November 03, 2015  |  Discuss

Pierre Thomas latest addition to injury-ravaged 49ers' backfield

It took two tryouts - and a rash of injuries - for Pierre Thomas to land a roster spot with the San Francisco 49ers.The 49ers continued to rebuild their injury-ravaged backfield by signing Thomas on Tuesday, according to a Twitter posting by his agent Lamont Davis. Thomas, who worked out for San Francisco last month, has not played since last season with the New Orleans Saints.The...
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November 03, 2015  |  Discuss
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