2017 Washington Redskins season

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search

2017 Washington Redskins season
Redskins 85 years logo.svg
Head coachJay Gruden
General managerVacant
OwnerDaniel Snyder
Home fieldFedExField
Results
Record7–9
Division place3rd NFC East
Playoff finishdid not qualify
Pro BowlersOLB Ryan Kerrigan
LT Trent Williams
RG Brandon Scherff

The 2017 Washington Redskins season was the franchise's 85th season in the National Football League and the fourth under head coach Jay Gruden. The Redskins lost seven of the final twelve games after exiting the Week 5 bye with a 2-2 start, failed to improve on their 8–7–1 record from the previous season, and were mathematically eliminated from the playoffs after losing to the Chargers. This was likely due to the abundance of injuries at key positions and one of the league's toughest schedules.

In Week 2, the Redskins played the Rams in Los Angeles for the first time in 23 years. It was also their first game in the L.A. Coliseum in 28 years. Washington got their first win in the Coliseum in 43 years.

Also, this was the last of six seasons that quarterback Kirk Cousins was on the roster, as he would join the Minnesota Vikings in the following offseason.

Offseason[edit]

Organizational changes[edit]

On January 6, the Redskins fired defensive coordinator Joe Barry, secondary coach Perry Fewell, defensive line coach Robb Akey, and strength and conditioning coach Mike Clark.[1]

General Manager Scot McCloughan was fired on March 9.[2]

Signings[edit]

Pos. Player Age 2016 Team Contract
DT Stacy McGee 27 Oakland Raiders 5 years, $25 million
DT Terrell McClain 28 Dallas Cowboys 4 years, $21 million
SS D.J. Swearinger 25 Arizona Cardinals 3 years, $13.5 million
WR Terrelle Pryor 27 Cleveland Browns 1 year, $8 million
LB Zach Brown 27 Buffalo Bills 1 year, $2.3 million
OLB Chris Carter 28 Indianapolis Colts 1 year, $885,000
WR Brian Quick 27 Los Angeles Rams 1 year, $855,000
DT Ziggy Hood 30 Washington Redskins 2 years, $2.7 million

Departures[edit]

Pos. Player Age 2017 Team
WR DeSean Jackson 30 Tampa Bay Buccaneers
WR Pierre Garçon 30 San Francisco 49ers
DE Chris Baker 29 Tampa Bay Buccaneers
DE Ricky Jean-Francois 30 Green Bay Packers
C John Sullivan 31 Los Angeles Rams
LB Terence Garvin 26 Seattle Seahawks
DT Kedric Golston 33 TBD
DT Cullen Jenkins 36 TBD
SS Donte Whitner 31 TBD
CB Greg Toler 32 TBD
SS Duke Ihenacho 27 New York Giants

Acquisitions[edit]

The first transactions of the year occurred shortly after the conclusion of the 2016 regular season on January 2, 2017, when the Redskins signed defensive lineman A. J. Francis and Joey Mbu, wide receiver Matt Hazel and Kendal Thompson, linebacker Rufus Johnson, offensive lineman Ronald Patrick, defensive back Shak Randolph, tight end Wes Saxton, and offensive tackle Isaiah Williams.[3]

On January 5, the Redskins signed safety Earl Wolff to a reserve/future contract.[4] On January 6, they signed nose tackle Phil Taylor, and linebackers Khairi Fortt and Pete Robertson to reserve/future contracts.[5]

2017 NFL Draft[edit]

Pre-draft[edit]

Draft[edit]

2017 Washington Redskins Draft
Round Selection Player Position College
1 17 Jonathan Allen DE Alabama
2 49 Ryan Anderson LB Alabama
3 81 Fabian Moreau CB UCLA
4 114 Samaje Perine RB Oklahoma
123 Montae Nicholson S Washington
5 154 Jeremy Sprinkle TE Arkansas
199 Chase Roullier C Wyoming
6 209 Robert Davis WR Georgia State
7 230 Josh Harvey-Clemons S Louisville
235 Joshua Holsey CB Auburn

Notes

  • The Redskins swapped 1st round picks in 2016 with the Houston Texans and acquired a second 6th round pick (No. 209th overall) this year. The Redskins also traded their 4th round pick in 2016 to the New Orleans Saints and received a 5th round pick in 2016 and 5th round pick (No. 154th overall) this year. Lastly, the Redskins swapped their 5th round pick from 2016 for the 4th round pick (No. 114th overall) this year from the New York Jets.[6]

Staff[edit]

2017 Washington Redskins staff
Front office
  • Owner – Daniel Snyder
  • President – Bruce Allen
  • Senior Vice President of Player Personnel – Doug Williams
  • Senior Vice President of Football Administration – Eric Schaffer
  • Director of College Scouting – Kyle Smith
  • Senior Personnel Executive – Scott Campbell
  • Director of Pro Personnel – Alex Santos
  • Director of Football Operations – Paul Kelly
  • Director of Player Development – Malcolm Blacken

Head coaches

Offensive coaches

Defensive coaches

Special teams coaches

Strength and conditioning

  • Head strength and conditioning – Chad Englehart
  • Assistant strength and conditioning – Kavan Latham, Jake Sankal, and Deuce Gruden
  • Head athletic trainer – Larry Hess

Final roster[edit]

2017 Washington Redskins final roster
Quarterbacks

Running backs

Wide receivers

Tight ends

Offensive linemen

Defensive linemen

Linebackers

Defensive backs

Special teams

Reserve lists


Practice squad


Rookies in italics
53 Active, 21 Inactive, 9 Practice squad

Preseason[edit]

Week Date Opponent Result Record Game site NFL.com
recap
1 August 10 at Baltimore Ravens L 3–23 0–1 M&T Bank Stadium Recap
2 August 19 Green Bay Packers L 17–21 0–2 FedExField Recap
3 August 27 Cincinnati Bengals W 23–17 1–2 FedExField Recap
4 August 31 at Tampa Bay Buccaneers W 13–10 2–2 Raymond James Stadium Recap

Regular season[edit]

Schedule[edit]

Week Date Opponent Result Record Game site NFL.com
recap
1 September 10 Philadelphia Eagles L 17–30 0–1 FedExField Recap
2 September 17 at Los Angeles Rams W 27–20 1–1 Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum Recap
3 September 24 Oakland Raiders W 27–10 2–1 FedExField Recap
4 October 2 at Kansas City Chiefs L 20–29 2–2 Arrowhead Stadium Recap
5 Bye
6 October 15 San Francisco 49ers W 26–24 3–2 FedExField Recap
7 October 23 at Philadelphia Eagles L 24–34 3–3 Lincoln Financial Field Recap
8 October 29 Dallas Cowboys L 19–33 3–4 FedExField Recap
9 November 5 at Seattle Seahawks W 17–14 4–4 CenturyLink Field Recap
10 November 12 Minnesota Vikings L 30–38 4–5 FedExField Recap
11 November 19 at New Orleans Saints L 31–34 (OT) 4–6 Mercedes-Benz Superdome Recap
12 November 23 New York Giants W 20–10 5–6 FedExField Recap
13 November 30 at Dallas Cowboys L 14–38 5–7 AT&T Stadium Recap
14 December 10 at Los Angeles Chargers L 13–30 5–8 StubHub Center Recap
15 December 17 Arizona Cardinals W 20–15 6–8 FedExField Recap
16 December 24 Denver Broncos W 27–11 7–8 FedExField Recap
17 December 31 at New York Giants L 10–18 7–9 MetLife Stadium Recap

Note: Intra-division opponents are in bold text.

Game summaries[edit]

Week 1: vs. Philadelphia Eagles[edit]

Week One: Philadelphia Eagles at Washington Redskins – Game summary
1 2 34Total
Eagles 7 9 31130
Redskins 0 14 3017

at FedExField, Landover, Maryland

Game information

With the loss, the Redskins began the season 0-1. The team has now gone 5 consecutive seasons without winning their season opener. They also have their 5-game winning streak against the Eagles snapped.

Week 2: at Los Angeles Rams[edit]

Week Two: Washington Redskins at Los Angeles Rams – Game summary
1 2 34Total
Redskins 3 17 0727
Rams 0 10 7320

at Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum, Los Angeles, California

Game information

Thanks to a 220-yard day from the running game, Cousins's late touchdown pass to Ryan Grant and a late interception by Mason Foster, the Redskins started the season 1-1 for the first time since 2015.

Week 3: vs. Oakland Raiders[edit]

Week Three: Oakland Raiders at Washington Redskins – Game summary
1 2 34Total
Raiders 0 0 7310
Redskins 7 7 7627

at FedExField, Landover, Maryland

Game information

Week 4: at Kansas City Chiefs[edit]

Week Four: Washington Redskins at Kansas City Chiefs – Game summary
1 2 34Total
Redskins 10 0 7320
Chiefs 0 7 101229

at Arrowhead Stadium, Kansas City, Missouri

Game information

Week 6: vs. San Francisco 49ers[edit]

Week Six: San Francisco 49ers at Washington Redskins – Game summary
1 2 34Total
49ers 0 7 10724
Redskins 7 10 0926

at FedExField, Landover, Maryland

Game information

Week 7: at Philadelphia Eagles[edit]

Week Seven: Washington Redskins at Philadelphia Eagles – Game summary
1 2 34Total
Redskins 3 7 7724
Eagles 0 17 71034

at Lincoln Financial Field, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

  • Date: October 23
  • Game time: 8:30 p.m. EDT
  • Game weather: 70 °F (21 °C), cloudy
  • Game attendance: 69,596
  • Referee: Ed Hochuli
  • TV announcers (ESPN): Sean McDonough, Jon Gruden and Lisa Salters
  • Recap, Gamebook
Game information

With the loss, the Redskins fell 3-3 and were swept by the Philadelphia Eagles for the first time since 2013.

Week 8: vs. Dallas Cowboys[edit]

Week Eight: Dallas Cowboys at Washington Redskins – Game summary
1 2 34Total
Cowboys 7 7 91033
Redskins 10 3 0619

at FedExField, Landover, Maryland

Game information

Week 9: at Seattle Seahawks[edit]

Week Nine: Washington Redskins at Seattle Seahawks – Game summary
1 2 34Total
Redskins 0 7 3717
Seahawks 2 0 01214

at CenturyLink Field, Seattle, Washington

Game information

Week 10: vs. Minnesota Vikings[edit]

Week Ten: Minnesota Vikings at Washington Redskins – Game summary
1 2 34Total
Vikings 7 21 7338
Redskins 10 7 31030

at FedExField, Landover, Maryland

  • Date: November 12
  • Game time: 1:00 p.m. EST
  • Game weather: 44 °F (7 °C), cloudy
  • Game attendance: 74,476
  • Referee: Bill Vinovich
  • TV announcers (Fox): Kevin Burkhardt, Charles Davis and Pam Oliver
  • Recap, Gamebook
Game information

Week 11: at New Orleans Saints[edit]

Week Eleven: Washington Redskins at New Orleans Saints – Game summary
1 2 34OTTotal
Redskins 10 7 77031
Saints 10 3 018334

at Mercedes-Benz Superdome, New Orleans, Louisiana

  • Date: November 19
  • Game time: 1:00 p.m. EST/12:00 p.m. CST
  • Game weather: Played indoors (dome stadium)
  • Game attendance: 73,138
  • Referee: Walt Coleman
  • TV announcers (Fox): Joe Buck, Troy Aikman and Erin Andrews
  • Recap, Gamebook
Game information

The Redskins suffered a loss to the Saints after going up 31–16 with 5:58 remaining in the fourth quarter. In under three minutes Drew Brees and the Saints offense rallied back to tie the game 31–31 with 1:05 left in the fourth. In overtime, Saint's kicker Wil Lutz kicked the game-winning field goal from 28 yards away, handing the Redskins their most devastating loss of the season.

Week 12: vs. New York Giants[edit]

NFL on Thanksgiving Day

Week Twelve: New York Giants at Washington Redskins – Game summary
1 2 34Total
Giants 0 3 7010
Redskins 0 3 71020

at FedExField, Landover, Maryland

  • Date: November 23
  • Game time: 8:30 p.m. EST
  • Game weather: 33 °F (1 °C), clear
  • Game attendance: 73,210
  • Referee: Terry McAulay
  • TV announcers (NBC): Al Michaels, Cris Collinsworth and Michele Tafoya
  • Recap, Gamebook
Game information

Week 13: at Dallas Cowboys[edit]

Week Thirteen: Washington Redskins at Dallas Cowboys – Game summary
1 2 34Total
Redskins 0 7 0714
Cowboys 0 17 02138

at AT&T Stadium, Arlington, Texas

Game information

Week 14: at Los Angeles Chargers[edit]

Week Fourteen: Washington Redskins at Los Angeles Chargers – Game summary
1 2 34Total
Redskins 0 6 0713
Chargers 13 10 7030

at StubHub Center, Carson, California

Game information

With the loss, the Redskins are out of the playoffs for the second time in a row.

Week 15: vs. Arizona Cardinals[edit]

Week Fifteen: Arizona Cardinals at Washington Redskins – Game summary
1 2 34Total
Cardinals 3 6 3315
Redskins 7 7 3320

at FedExField, Landover, Maryland

  • Date: December 17
  • Game time: 1:00 p.m. EST
  • Game weather: 50 °F (10 °C), cloudy
  • Game attendance: 71,026
  • Referee: Pete Morelli
  • TV announcers (Fox): Kenny Albert, Ronde Barber and Kristina Pink
  • Recap, Gamebook
Game information

Week 16: vs. Denver Broncos[edit]

Week Sixteen: Denver Broncos at Washington Redskins – Game summary
1 2 34Total
Broncos 3 0 0811
Redskins 0 10 31427

at FedExField, Landover, Maryland

  • Date: December 24
  • Game time: 1:00 p.m. EST
  • Game weather: 43 °F (6 °C), cloudy
  • Game attendance: 72,889
  • Referee: Ed Hochuli
  • TV announcers (CBS): Spero Dedes and Adam Archuleta
  • Recap, Gamebook
Game information

Week 17: at New York Giants[edit]

Week Seventeen: Washington Redskins at New York Giants – Game summary
1 2 34Total
Redskins 7 3 0010
Giants 15 0 0318

at MetLife Stadium, East Rutherford, New Jersey

Game information

Standings[edit]

Division[edit]

NFC East
W L T PCT DIV CONF PF PA STK
(1) Philadelphia Eagles 13 3 0 .813 5–1 10–2 457 295 L1
Dallas Cowboys 9 7 0 .563 5–1 7–5 354 332 W1
Washington Redskins 7 9 0 .438 1–5 5–7 342 388 L1
New York Giants 3 13 0 .188 1–5 1–11 246 388 W1

Conference[edit]

# Team Division W L T PCT DIV CONF SOS SOV STK
Division leaders
1[a] Philadelphia Eagles East 13 3 0 .813 5–1 10–2 .461 .433 L1
2[a] Minnesota Vikings North 13 3 0 .813 5–1 10–2 .492 .447 W3
3[b] Los Angeles Rams West 11 5 0 .688 4–2 7–5 .504 .460 L1
4[b][c] New Orleans Saints South 11 5 0 .688 4–2 8–4 .535 .483 L1
Wild Cards
5[c] Carolina Panthers South 11 5 0 .688 3–3 7–5 .539 .500 L1
6 Atlanta Falcons South 10 6 0 .625 4–2 9–3 .543 .475 W1
Did not qualify for the playoffs
7[d] Detroit Lions North 9 7 0 .563 5–1 8–4 .496 .368 W1
8[d] Seattle Seahawks West 9 7 0 .563 4–2 7–5 .492 .444 L1
9[d] Dallas Cowboys East 9 7 0 .563 5–1 7–5 .496 .438 W1
10 Arizona Cardinals West 8 8 0 .500 3–3 5–7 .488 .406 W2
11[e] Green Bay Packers North 7 9 0 .438 2–4 5–7 .539 .357 L3
12[e] Washington Redskins East 7 9 0 .438 1–5 5–7 .539 .429 L1
13 San Francisco 49ers West 6 10 0 .375 1–5 3–9 .512 .438 W5
14[f] Tampa Bay Buccaneers South 5 11 0 .313 1–5 3–9 .555 .375 W1
15[f] Chicago Bears North 5 11 0 .313 0–6 1–11 .559 .500 L1
16 New York Giants East 3 13 0 .188 1–5 1–11 .531 .458 W1
Tiebreakers[g]
  1. ^ a b Philadelphia claimed the No. 1 seed over Minnesota based on winning percentage vs. common opponents. Philadelphia's cumulative record against Carolina, Chicago,
    LA Rams and Washington was 5–0, compared to Minnesota's 4–1 cumulative record against the same four teams.
  2. ^ a b LA Rams claimed the No. 3 seed over New Orleans based on head-to-head victory.
  3. ^ a b New Orleans clinched the NFC South division over Carolina based on head-to-head sweep.
  4. ^ a b c Detroit finished ahead of Dallas and Seattle based on conference record, while Seattle finished ahead of Dallas based on head-to-head victory.
  5. ^ a b Green Bay finished ahead of Washington based on record vs. common opponents. Green Bay's cumulative record against Dallas, Minnesota, New Orleans and Seattle
    was 2–3, compared to Washington's 1–4 cumulative record against the same four teams.
  6. ^ a b Tampa Bay finished ahead of Chicago based on head-to-head victory.
  7. ^ When breaking ties for three or more teams under the NFL's rules, they are first broken within divisions, then comparing only the highest ranked remaining team from each division.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Keim, John (January 6, 2017). "Redskins fire D-coordinator Barry, 3 others". ESPN.com. Retrieved January 12, 2017.
  2. ^ "Redskins fire general manager Scot McCloughan". Retrieved August 30, 2017.
  3. ^ Tesfatsion, Master (January 2, 2017). "Redskins sign nine players to reserve/future contracts". Washington Post. Retrieved January 12, 2017.
  4. ^ Tesfatsion, Master (January 5, 2017). "Redskins sign safety Earl Wolff to reserve/future contract". Washington Post. Retrieved January 12, 2017.
  5. ^ Jones, Mike (January 6, 2017). "Redskins sign nose tackle Phil Taylor and two others to offseason contracts". Washington Post. Retrieved January 12, 2017.
  6. ^ HogHunter (February 28, 2017). "Redskins officially have 10 picks in the 2017 NFL Draft". Retrieved April 5, 2017.