Monday, August 19, 2019

Redskins drop home preseason opener to the Bengals 23-13

Dwayne Haskins celebrates  with Robert Davis        Doug Aylestock / CCS
LANDOVER, Md.- The Washington Redskins returned to FedEx Field to start their 2019 campaign dropping a 23-13.

Case Keenum and Dwayne Haskins split most of the time with Jalen McClendon finishing up the game.

"I thought we did some good things, Keenum said. "Again, I think there were some negative plays that kind of stopped our drives. There are always going to be some plays I want back and there's a few plays that I definitely want back, but I thought we did well"

Keenum started and ran the first several drives going 3 of 7 for 52 yards. A couple drives showed promise but were stalled by the Bengal defense.

Haskins came in and had the most playing time, splitting time between the first and second half. Haskins was 7 of 14 with a 55 yard touchdown pass to Robert Davis. The touchdown was the first of Haskin's NFL Career.

"It was exhilarating. I enjoyed it. It was fun. I will never forget it. It was exciting for me." Haskins said. "I was more proud of what happened pre-snap than anything. I did a hard count, had rotation late and flipped the protection. I still got hit but Rob [Davis] did a great job of getting open. The corner and cover safety was low. I saw him back pedaling pretty slow and told him that I was throwing deep. He caught it and scored a touchdown. I wasn’t worried about getting hit. After he scored, I was excited."

Running Back Shaun Wilson breaks a tackle on a punt return                    Doug Aylestock / CCS

Redskins defensive back Montae Nicholson got the Redskins on the board first with an electrifying 96 yard interception off Andy Dalton, Nicholson raced up the Redskin sidelines with blazing speed.

The score was  tied 13-13 late in the game when the Bengals broke it open with a punt return for a touchdown. The second week in a row the Redskins special teams have yielded a score.

"We have to look at the punt number one. How was it? Was there any hang time? Was it just a line drive to [Alex] Erickson, who is a heck of a punt returner," Gruden said. "The coaches do a great job out there. [Special Teams Coordinator] Nate [Kaczor] will do a good job of checking it out and getting them better."

Running back Adrian Petersen shows no signs of slowing down talks with Brian Quick     Doug Aylestock /CCS
Adrian Peterson led the Redskins rushing with 31 yardsThe coaches do a great job out there. [Special Teams Coordinator] Nate [Kaczor] will do a good job of checking it out and getting them better." on 4 carries including a 26 yard rumble to start the game.

Colt McCoy did not play but is still in the quarterback picture. When asked about the quarterback situation Gruden replied, "I’m good right now. I think we have a lot of time still to get these guys back and recover. We'll come back Sunday ready to roll – Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Thursday. And then we still have another few days before our last preseason game. I like where we’re at and where we’re headed. "

Game Photo's by Doug Aylestock / Clarke County Sports

Saturday, August 17, 2019

The Clarke County Sports Locker Room Show

LANDOVER, Md.- The Washington Redskins opened their 2019 home schedule falling 23-13 in their second pre season game of the season.

Members  of the team spoke with the media after the game.

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Monday, August 5, 2019

RICHMOND, Va.- Washington Redskins defensive back speaks with the media after practice at the Bon Secours Washington Redskins Training Center.

Friday, August 2, 2019

Training Camp Photo Gallery by Doug Aylestock

RICHMOND, Va.-  Clarke County Sports Senior Photographer Doug Aylestock was at the Bon Secours Washington Redskins Training Center in Richmond on Saturday to capture Military Appreciation Day.

Monday, July 29, 2019

Another Season, Another Training Camp

Jordan Reed looks sharp in one on one     Photo by Doug Aylestock / CCS
Richmond, Va.- Several questions loom for the team as they enter another season.
The biggest concern is the absence of All World tackle Trent Williams.

The Redskins put Williams on the Reserve/Did Not Report list.

"No, I haven't no", was head coach Jay Gruden's answer when asked if he had talked to Trent.

Saturday was Military Appreciation Day sponsered by Geico. 

The players and coaches all feel honored to be able to give back to our armed forces.

"Yeah, it’s a great day, man," Gruden said. "It’s great to have these guys out here. You know, anytime we can support our troops, have them come out here and get a chance to meet them and shake their hand, it’s great for us. Hopefully they get excited to meet us, but we’re definitely excited to meet them. It’s a privilege."

Running back Derrius Guice, who missed all of last season is expected to show his talent as a battle for the running back position emerges between Adrian Peterson, Samjae Perine, Chris Thompson, Byron Marshall, and Craig Reynolds.

We’re going to continue to build on Derrius’ reps, for sure," Gruden said. "We just don’t want to give him 50 reps on the second day back from his injury, so we’re going to continue to build up his rep count and while he’s doing that, we get Samaje more looks, Craig Reynolds some more looks, you know, Byron Marshall some more looks and it’s a benefit for everybody."

The team will continue training camp through August 11 with several special days left, including Fan Appreciation Day on Saturday, August 3, Sunday, August 4 is Social Media Day, and Youth football day & Gatorade Junior Training camp. 

The complete schedule and camp information can be found at:

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Tyler Catalina (Left) and Brandon Scherff battle at camp                                   Photo by Doug Aylestock / CCS

Monday, July 1, 2019

Jimmy Moreland excited to be a Redskin

Jimmy Moreland concentrates at Camp   photo by Doug Aylestock / CCS
ASHBURN, Va.- Jimmy Moreland, the consensus 1st team All American cornerback out of James Madison University admits he was worried when it got into the seventh round of the NFL Draft and his name hadn't been called.

"It felt like a weight lifted off my shoulders." Moreland said, "I didn't think I was gonna get a call that late, after the Redskins called it just felt like an accomplishment lifted up, I've been through a lot, I'm just glad I'm here now."

Moreland, from Royal Palm Beach, Florida has gotten used to this area, after starting four seasons for the Dukes. Last year as a Red Shirt senior Moreland

"You know [I went to school] two hours from here. When I got here, most people already knew who I was. A couple of people knew where I was from – Belle Glade, Florida." Moreland said.

Jimmy Moreland breaks up a pass in one on one drills                                             Photo by Doug Aylestock  /  CCS

Moreland is JMU's first NFL Draft selection since 2013 when former offensive lineman Earl Watford was taken in the fourth round by the Arizona Cardinals. He's also the second JMU cornerback to ever be taken in the Draft, joining 2010 sixth-round selection Scotty McGee.

To date, 10 former JMU stars are currently on active NFL rosters, including six from the 2016 national-championship team.

One of those 10 is team mate Andrew Ankrah, a linebacker listed on the roster as a first year veteran, who recently signed a 3 year deal with the team has been helping his fellow team mate out.

"After I got up here, Andrew called me immediately. Asked me if I need anything, and he helps me learn the ropes on and off the field." Moreland said.

Jimmy Moreland speaks with Moe Murphy

Wednesday, June 26, 2019

Moses leads by example, excited about this season

Ashburn Va. - On a hot and humid Virginia day Morgan Moses starts his sixth season with the Washington Redskins.
Morgan Moses is excited about the upcoming season and believes in preparation        Doug Aylestock / CCS
"I feel good, another year, year six," Moses said. " I feel good about where we are headed, the pieces that we have, the pieces that we added, its just about getting us  all on one accord and getting us ready."

Moses spoke about the first three games, and the level of competition the team will be facing both at home and away, and that training camp is the place to prepare.

Morgan Moses shares his knowledge with rookie Dwayne Haskins at mini camp         Moe Murphy / CCS
The Richmond native and former UVA Cavalier stood out as the leader of the offensive line with Trent Williams absent with a possible hold out in the future.

"I know Trent, one thing I know about Trent he's working hard. I've trained with him in Houston plenty of times. I know that guy wakes up training and goes to sleep training."Moses said.

Morgan Moses is a true leader for this years Washington Redskins                   Doug Aylestock / CCS

Morgan Moses speaks with the media. Video Below


Thursday, June 13, 2019

Redskins Mini Camp Photo Gallery 6/4/19

ASHBURN, Va. -  The Washington Redskins held their first day of Veteran / Rookie Mini Camp at the Inova Sports Performance Center at Redskins Park in Ashburn, VA. Moe Murphy of Clarke County Sports was on hand to capture footage at the practice.