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Key Players Returning:

QB Kirk Cousins, RB Robert Kelley, TE Jordan Reed, TE Niles Paul, OC Spencer Long, OG Shawn Lauvo, OG Brandon Scherff, OT Morgan Moses, OT Trent Williams, NT Ziggy Hood,  LB Will Compton, LB Mason Foster, LB Trent Murphy, LB Ryan Kerrigan, LB Preston Smith, CB Will Blackmon, CB Bashaud Breeland, CB Kendall Fuller, CB Josh Norman, SS Su’a Cravens,  KR Rashas Ross, KR Chris Thompson, PR Jamison Crowder, PK Dustin Hopkins, and PT Tress Way.

Key Players Departing:

WR Pierre Garcon (49ers), WR DeSean Jackson (Buccaneers), OC Kory Lichtensteiger (retired), DE Chris Baker (Buccaneers), FS Donte Whitner (UFA), and SS Duke Ihenacho (UFA).

Key Players Added:

WR Terrelle Pryor (Browns), WR Brian Quick (Rams), DE Terrell McClain (Cowboys), LB Zach Brown (Bills), and FS D.J. Swearinger (Cardinals).

2017 Draft Picks:

Round 1: 
Pick 17 – DE Jonathan Allen (Alabama)
Round 2:  Pick 17 – LB Ryan Anderson (Alabama)
Round 3:  Pick 17 – CB Fabian Moreau (California-Los Angeles)
Round 4:  Pick 07 – RB Samaje Perine (Oklahama)
Round 4:  Pick 17 – SS Monte Nicholson (Michigan State)
Round 5:  Pick 11 – TE Jeremy Sprinkle (Arkansas)
Round 6:  Pick 15 – OC Chase Roullier (Wyoming)
Round 6:  Pick 25 – WR Robert Davis (Georgia State)
Round 7:  Pick 12 – LB Josh Harvey-Clemons (Louisville)
Round 7:  Pick 17 – CB Josh Holsey (Auburn)

2016 Results:

W01  PITTSBURGH STEELERS  L  16-38 
W02  DALLAS COWBOYS  L  23-27
W03  at New York Giants  W  29-27
W04  CLEVELAND BROWNS  W  31-20
W05  at Baltimore Ravens  W  16-10
W06  PHILADELPHIA EAGLES  W  27-20
W07  at Detroit Lions  L  17-20
W08  at Cincinnati Bengals  T  27-27(OT)
W10  MINNESOTA VIKINGS  W  26-20
W11  GREEN BAY PACKERS  W  42-24
W12  at Dallas Cowboys  L  26-31
W13  at Arizona Cardinals L  23-31
W14  at Philadelphia Eagles  W  27-22
W15  CAROLINA PANTHERS  L  15-26
W16  at Chicago Bears  W  41-21
W17  NEW YORK GIANTS  L  10-19

Team Info:

2016:  8-7-1 (3rd in NFC East)

Home:  4-4
Away:  4-3-1
East:  3-3
NFC:  6-6
AFC:  2-1-1

Head Coach:  Jay Gruden

Washington:  21-27-1
Career:  21-27-1
Playoffs:  0-1

Returning Statistical Leaders:

Passing: 
Kirk Cousins (406-606, 4917 yards, 67.0%, 8.1 avg., 25 TD, 12 Int.)
Rushing: 
Robert Kelley (168 car., 704 yards, 4.2 avg., 6 TD)
Receiving: 
Jamison Crowder (67 rec., 847 yards, 12.6 avg., 7 TD)
Yards After Catch: 
Jamison Crowder (386)
TD’s Scored: 
Jamison Crowder (8)
Sacks: 
Ryan Kerrigan (11.0)
Tackles: 
Mason Foster (124)
Interceptions: 
Bashaud Breeland/Josh Norman (3)
Pass Deflections:  Josh Norman (19)
Tackles For Loss:  Will Compton (6)
Forced Fumbles: 
Trent Murphy (3)
Kick Returns: 
Chris Thompson (17 ret., 360 yards, 21.1 avg., 0 TD)
Punt Returns: 
Jamison Crowder (27 att,. 328 yards, 12.1 avg., 1 TD)
Kicking: 
Dustin Hopkins (34-42 fg/fga., 81%, 36-39 xp/xpa., 138 pts.)
Punting: 
Tress Way (49 punts, 2209 yards, 45.1 avg., 15 in 20)

Projected Offensive Starters:

QB:  08  Kirk Cousins
RB:  32  Robert Kelley
WR:  NA  Terrelle Pryor
WR:  18  Josh Doctson
WR:  80  Jamison Crowder
TE:  86  Jordan Reed
LT:  71  Trent Williams
LG:  77  Shawn Lauvao
OC:  61  Spencer Long
RG:  75  Brandon Scherff
RT:  76  Morgan Moses
KR:  25  Chris Thompson
PK:  03  Dustin Hopkins

Projected Defensive Starters:

DE:  95  Jonathan Allen
NT:  90  Ziggy Hood
DE:  NA  Terrell McClain
LB:  91  Ryan Kerrigan
LB:  00  Zach Brown
LB:  54  Mason Foster
LB:  94  Preston Smith
CB:  26  Bashaud Breeland
CB:  24  Josh Norman
FS:  NA  D.J. Swearingger
SS:  36  Su’a Cravens
PR:  80  Jamison Crowder
PT:  05  Tress Way

2017 Schedule:

09/10 1:00pm  
PHILADELPHIA EAGLES  |  Washington leads the series 55-45-3.  The Redskins are 11-10 since 2007, and their last series home loss (27-33) was in 2013.

09/17 4:25pm  at Los Angeles Rams  |  Washington leads the series 17-10-1.  The Redskins won (24-10) the last meeting between teams in 2015, and their last series road win (17-10) was in 2011.

09/24 8:30pm  OAKLAND RAIDERS  |  Washington Redskins trails the series 5-8.  The Redskins
won (24-14) the last meeting between teams in 2013, and their last series home win (10-6) was in 1986.

10/02 8:30pm  at Kansas City Chiefs  |  Washington trails the series 1-8.  The Redskins only series win (27-12) was at home in 1983.

10/15 1:00pm  SAN FRANCISCO 49ERS  |  Washington trails the series 9-17-1.  The Redskins lost (13-17) the last meeting between teams in 2014, and their last series win (52-17) was in 2005.

10/23 8:30pm  at Philadelphia Eagles  |  The Redskins last series road loss (34-37) was in 2014.

10/29 4:25pm  DALLAS COWBOYS  |  Washington trails the series 39-64.  The Redskins are 7-13 since 2007, and their last series home win (28-28) was in 2012.

11/05 4:05pm  at Seattle Seahawks  |  Washington leads the series 11-8.  The Redskins lost (17-27) the last meeting between teams in 2014, and their last series road loss (14-35) was in 2007.

11/12 1:00pm  MINNESOTA VIKINGS  |  Washington leads the series 13-12.  The Redskins are 3-4 since 2007, and their last series home loss (16-19) was in 2006.

11/19 1:00pm  at New Orleans Saints  |  Washington leads the series 17-8.  The Redskins won (47-14) the last meeting between teams in 2015, and their last series road loss (3-20) was in 1992.

11/23 8:30pm  NEW YORK GIANTS  |  Washington trails the series 46-54-1.  The Redskins are 6-14 since 2007, and their last series home win (20-14) was in 2015.

11/30 8:25pm  at Dallas Cowboys  |  The Redskins last series road win (26-31) was in 2015.

12/10 4:05pm  at Los Angeles Chargers  |  Washington leads the series 7-3.  The Redskins won (30-24) the last meeting between teams in 2013, and their last series road win (30-27) was in 1986.

12/17 1:00pm  ARIZONA CARDINALS  |  Washington leads the series 51-25.  The Redskins are 3-2 since 2007, and their last series home loss (42-45) was in 1998.

12/24 1:00pm  DENVER BRONCOS |  Washington trails the series 6-7.  The Redskins lost (21-45) the last meeting between teams in 2013, and their last series home loss (16-38) was in 1998.

12/31 1:00pm  at New York Giants  |  The Redskins last series road loss (21-32) was in 2015.

Team Grades

Offense

Quarterbacks:  A
Running Backs:  C
Wide Receivers:  B
Offensive Line:  B

Defense

Defensive Line:  C
Linebackers:  A
Secondary:  C

Special Teams

Kick Returners:  C
Punt Returners:  A
Kickers:  A
Punters:  A

Prediction:

Home:  4-4
Away:  2-5
East:  2-4
NFC:  6-6
AFC:  1-3

Overall:  7-9 (2nd in NFC East)


Grades:  A = Excellent, B = Good, C = Average

UFA:  Unrestricted Free Agent

Series Histories:  Histories are from the inception of the first Super Bowl season through present day.

Meetings prior to 1966 are not included.  Playoff wins are included in the year the season took place.  For example, if a team won a wildcard game in January of 2016, the game will be listed under the 2015 season.

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