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7-7, 2nd in NFC East

John Keim ESPN Staff Writer 

The Redskins signed safety Harlan Miller and placed corner Josh Holsey on the injured reserve list as expected. With Montae Nicholson having been arrested early Tuesday morning, the Redskins had to add depth to this position in case he has to miss any games. They also signed defensive back Alex Carter, running back Russell Hansbrough and receiver Montay Crockett to the practice squad. Miller was a sixth-round pick by Arizona in 2016; he has appeared in seven career games with two starts.

John Keim ESPN Staff Writer 

Redskins injury updates: there's some hope tight end Jordan Reed (foot/toe) can return this week, but they're not sure yet; they're also hopeful about guard Ty Nsekhe (knee); corner Josh Holsey partially tore his ACL and was placed on injured reserve; corner Danny Johnson injured his knee and dislocated his finger, but his status remains uncertain.

John Keim ESPN Staff Writer 

Redskins corner Josh Norman said: “We must be living right. It's an awesome feeling whenever a play like that goes in our favor because we definitely didn't have that all year. And it happened on offense [Jamison Crowder tip] and defense [Fabian Moreau tipped interception]....We got grit. We got fighters. You can see that this team is never out, never down.”

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John Keim ESPN Staff Writer 

Jamison Crowder said his 33-yard catch off a tipped pass was "just one of those plays"

Seth Walder ESPN Analytics 

The Redskins are not quite out of it -- they have a 15% chance to reach the playoffs now, according to live projections from FPI. Washington began the day with a 7% shot at the postseason.

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Johnson leads Redskins to late scores, 16-13 win at Jaguars

Josh Johnson's first NFL start in more than seven years ended with a 16-13 victory for Washington against the Jacksonville Jaguars on Sunday, snapping the Redskins' four-game losing streak and keeping them on the fringe of the NFC playoff picture.

Kevin Seifert NFL Nation 

The biggest NFL playoff implication of Sunday's early games: the Bears won the NFC North. The Colts' victory prevented the Texans from winning the AFC South. Meanwhile, the Cowboys' loss and the Redskins' win means we will have to wait at least one more week to get an NFC East champion.

John Keim ESPN Staff Writer 

The Redskins might have saved their season. They still have issues, but they managed a 16-13 last-second win over Jacksonville, thanks in part to two tipped passes -- one that set up a tying touchdown and another that led to Dustin Hopkins' game winning kick. The Redskins are a game out of first place in the NFC East. At 7-7 they remain alive in the playoff race. It was the tipped pass to Jamison Crowder for 33 yards on third and 15 that gave them life. Where it takes them remains to be seen, but for one week they can feel good.

John Keim ESPN Staff Writer 

Linebacker Ryan Kerrigan now has 82.5 sacks for his Redskins career, second most in franchise history behind Dexter Manley. Kerrigan also has recorded double digit sacks for the fourth time in his career, tied with Charles Mann for second most in franchise history.

John Keim ESPN Staff Writer 

The Redskins are, by far, their own worst enemy. They can blame injuries for at least part of the ineptitude but it does not explain all. They had a chance to at least be tied 3-3 at halftime, but a series of gaffes on offense -- a botched punt catch and running out of bounds to stop the clock -- and a horrible special teams performance that led to a touchdown return left them trailing 10-3. They've shown little reason to think they can drive on offense. They keep committing penalties to kill drives. Their defense has played well vs. a bad offense so this is not on them. The Redskins have 74 total yards on offense. They get the ball to start the second half, but the way this game has unfolded -- with the offense and special teams -- that doesn't mean a whole lot.

John Keim ESPN Staff Writer 

The Redskins clearly want to use a lot of the two running back sets with Byron Marshall and Chris Thompson. They used that look three times in the first two series and ran a different play each time. So it's not just about running the zone read. Their biggest play of the game came when Marshall motioned out of this look and caught a screen in the slot for 17 yards. It's a new look and could be a common one today.

John Keim ESPN Staff Writer 

The Redskins used some new formations on their first series, opting for a fullback in I-formation on first down and using two running backs on second down with Byron Marshall and Chris Thompson. Quarterback Josh Johnson kept on a zone read out of that look. They have used I-formation in goal-line or short-yardage situations only in previous games. The Redskins are dipping into a different part of their playbook to generate any sort of offense. It did not work early.

John Keim ESPN Staff Writer 

Redskins inactives: CB Greg Stroman, QB Colt McCoy, TE Jordan Reed, LB Ryan Anderson, OL Kyle Fuller, RB Samaje Perine and OL Tony Bergstrom. Stroman is a mild surprise but the Redskins activated corner Josh Holsey on Saturday and he can play in the slot.

John Keim ESPN Staff Writer 

In the lat two games, Jacksonville has only four explosive plays -- runs of 15-plus; pass plays of 20-plus. In these games, Jaguars quarterback Cody Kessler has completed two-of-passes on throws of 20 yards or more in the air. The Redskins are 26th in the NFL having allowed 36 pass plays of 20 yards or more to receivers this season. But with the Jaguars having a less-than-stellar passing game, this should not be a problem for Washington.

John Keim ESPN Staff Writer 

The Jaguars allowed Derrick Henry to rush for 238 yards vs. Jacksonville, so the Redskins surely will try to attack the Jaguars on the ground. But Tennessee did well in part because its tight ends blocked well. The Redskins don't need to match Henry's effort, but they do need to be effective. And to do so they will need help from the tight ends and receivers. There have been too many missed assignments by this group in recent weeks, leading to troubles.

John Keim ESPN Staff Writer 

It'll be interesting to see how Jacksonville handles quarterback Josh Johnson's mobility. The Jaguars have struggled at times with mobile quarterbacks, particularly on misdirection plays. They'll have to be disciplined in their rush lanes, opting for contain on the edges and trying to collapse the middle. Johnson was good last week when getting outside the pocket. He ran for a team-high 45 yards. The Redskins also could use his legs with designed runs. The Jaguars allow 5.42 yards per carry out of zone read looks, 24th in the NFL.

Alex Smith released from hospital after multiple surgeries (0:36)
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Alex Smith exits hospital; NFL future uncertain

After spending weeks in the hospital and enduring multiple surgeries on his broken leg, Redskins quarterback Alex Smith has been released, and there is some optimism that he will be able to resume his NFL career, league sources told ESPN.

John Keim ESPN Staff Writer 

The Redskins placed long snapper Nick Sundberg on injured reserve because of a bad back injury and signed long snapper Andrew East. They also added tight end Matt Flanagan and corner Josh Holsey to the roster. They cut running back Kapri Bibbs and defensive end Marcus Smith.

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Gruden: Future with Skins 'doesn't weigh on me'

Jay Gruden told ESPN on Friday that he's not worried about his future with the organization, saying the only one who can judge his performance is owner Dan Snyder, and that the two will meet after the season as they always do.

Team Stats

Passing Yards201.6
Rushing Yards113.7
Points For18.9
Points Against22.1