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2018 Schedule
7-9, 3rd in NFC East
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John Keim ESPN Staff Writer 

While there were questions about Da'Ron Payne's ability to rush the passer, Redskins coach Jay Gruden didn't share those worries.

John Keim ESPN Staff Writer 

Redskins coach Jay Gruden said he first noticed Da'Ron Payne when he was watching film of teammate Jonathan Allen. Gruden said that tandem will help linebackers Zach Brown and Mason Foster.

John Keim ESPN Staff Writer 

With Ezekiel Elliott and Saquon Barkley in the NFC East, it's a smart move to boost the defensive line by taking Da'Ron Payne. They'd also like to help themselves in the middle in pass situations by covering tight ends and backs better. That could be something they look for later -- it's why they have drafted players such as Su'a Cravens and Josh Harvey-Clemons in the last two drafts.

Payne gets the call from Washington (0:36)
Payne 'ready to dominate' in Washington (1:55)
Washington bolsters D-Line with Alabama's Payne (0:56)

John Keim ESPN Staff Writer 

The Redskins selected a run-stuffing lineman in Da'Ron Payne to help the NFL's worst-ranked run defense. It wasn't surprising, but they did pass up talented players in safety Derwin James and linebacker Tremaine Edmunds. If Payne helps vs. the pass -- there was definite mixed opinion in this area -- then it's a wise pick. He also provides great insurance if they suffer injuries once again along the front.

Matt Bowen ESPN Staff Writer 

DT Da'Ron Payne has the power and athleticism to win on the interior of the defensive front. Payne put on a show in Alabama's wins over Clemson and Georgia, and he also flashed the ability to disrupt the pocket as a pass rusher. Good fit in Washington.

John Keim ESPN Staff Writer 

Tampa Bay selected defensive lineman Vita Vea with the 12th pick so the Redskins are now on the clock. They have some good choices here, including safety Derwin James, defensive lineman Da'Ron Payne and linebacker Tremaine Edmunds. They want to add defensive back help, but also someone who can help the NFL's worst-run defense, especially along the line. Any would make sense.

John Keim ESPN Staff Writer 

The Redskins have eight draft picks this weekend and will be seeking defensive help early -- and in no particular area. But defensive back and lineman would be high on their list. They'd also like to find a running back if possible. But the Redskins also acknowledge that they could use help in a lot of areas.

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Richardson: Police asked if I was in a gang

Police are reviewing Redskins WR Paul Richardson's claims that the trooper who pulled him over asked if he was in a gang and said he thought he was a drug dealer.

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John Keim NFL Nation Takeover

Redskins Reporter John Keim joined The Morning Roast to discuss Washington's draft strategy and expectations for 2018

Norman: Gettleman wanted credit for success with Panthers (1:38)

John Keim ESPN Staff Writer 

Here's the 2018 Washington Redskins regular season schedule: WEEK 1 (Sept. 9) at Arizona Cardinals, 4:25 p.m. ET; WEEK 2 (Sept. 16) vs. Indianapolis Colts, 1 p.m. ET; WEEK 3 (Sept. 23) vs. Green Bay Packers, 1 p.m. ET; WEEK 4 Bye; WEEK 5 (Oct. 8) at New Orleans Saints, 8:15 p.m. ET; WEEK 6 (Oct. 14) vs. Carolina Panthers, 1 p.m. ET; WEEK 7 (Oct. 21) vs. Dallas Cowboys, 4:25p.m. ET; WEEK 8 (Oct. 28) at New York Giants, 1 p.m. ET; WEEK 9 (Nov. 4) vs. Atlanta Falcons, 1 p.m. ET; WEEK 10 (Nov. 11) at Tampa Bay Buccaneers, 1 p.m. ET; WEEK 11 (Nov. 18) vs. Houston Texans, 1 p.m. ET; WEEK 12 (Nov. 22) at Dallas Cowboys, 4:30 p.m. ET; WEEK 13 (Dec. 3) at Philadelphia Eagles, 8:15 p.m. ET; WEEK 14 (Dec. 9) vs. New York Giants, 1 p.m. ET; WEEK 15 (Dec. 16) at Jacksonville Jaguars, 1 p.m. ET; WEEK 16 (DATE TBD) at Tennessee Titans, 1 p.m. ET; WEEK 17 (Dec. 30) vs. Philadelphia Eagles,1 p.m. ET

John Keim ESPN Staff Writer 

With the schedule being released Thursday night, here's a reminder of the Redskins' 2018 opponents. Home: Cowboys, Giants, Eagles, Falcons, Panthers, Packers, Texans, Colts..... Away: Cowboys, Giants, Eagles, Cardinals, Jaguars, Saints, Buccaneers, Titans.

John Keim ESPN Staff Writer 

The Redskins also hosted Georgia running back Sony Michel Wednesday, the last day teams could host potential draft picks. The Redskins have expressed an interest to try and upgrade at running back and have shown strong interest in other backs, notably LSU's Derrius Guice. The question becomes when would they pick one -- if indeed they do. At 13 it might be too high for Guice and 44 might be too low for the backs they would consider upgrades. They went to dinner with Guice the night before his Pro Day and also hosted him at Redskins Park. They also hosted Ronald Jones II after attending his makeup Pro Day.

John Keim ESPN Staff Writer 

The Redskins also hosted offensive lineman Billy Price on Tuesday. Price was a standout center at Ohio State, but also can play guard. Price could be drafted in the late first or early second round, so he might be gone by the time Washington makes its second-round pick, the 44th choice overall. Price suffered a partially torn pec muscle at the combine, but he's expected to be ready before training camp.

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Team Stats

Passing Yards234.412th
Rushing Yards90.528th
Points For21.416th
Points Against24.3Tied-27th