2021 Schedule

2021 Schedule
7-10, 3rd in NFC East

Washington beats Giants on Gibson TD run, McCain's 2 INTs

— After a final month marred by COVID-19 issues, a fight on the field, a tragic automobile accident involving a passenger in a car driven by a fellow player and a losing streak, the Washington Football Team had something to feel good about after its...

John Keim ESPN Staff Writer 

What to watch on D: 1) LB Cole Holcomb. He's much better when someone else runs the middle. Does he finish strong next to MLB David Mayo? 2) S Darrick Forrest. Another young guy Washington would like to play. If he does play a lot, what does he show? He was physical in college. 3) LB Jamin Davis. It's been a rough few weeks for the rookie, in large part because he was at the scene of the Deshazor accident. That can't be minimized. Can Davis finish with a good game, building off it for 2022.

John Keim ESPN Staff Writer 

What to watch on O: 1) WR Dyami Brown. If Ron Rivera wants to get a look at young guys, he should be the first one to get lots of time. He's shown competitiveness and physical play as a gunner on special teams; can that help him as a receiver? 2) G Brandon Scherff. Get a good look; it's probably his last game in a Washington uniform, unless a long-term deal can be reached. 3) Taylor Heinicke. He earns another $125,000 if he plays 60 percent of the snaps today and Washington wins.

John Keim ESPN Staff Writer 

Washington inactives: WR Curtis Samuel, K Brian Johnson, QB Garrett Gilbert, DE Nate Orchard, OL Saahdiq Charles, TE Sammis Reyes, DE Montez Sweat. Samuel ends the year with six catches for 27 yards. A groin injury followed by a hamstring injury limited him to parts of five games this season.

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10dJohn Keim

Portis gets 6 months in prison for fraud scheme

Former Washington and Broncos running back Clinton Portis was sentenced to six months in federal prison and six months of home confinement for his part in defrauding a health care benefit program for retired NFL veterans.

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11dJohn Keim

Source: WFT secures a 3-year deal with LT Leno

Starting to look ahead to next season's offense, the Washington Football Team took care of one potential hole by signing left tackle Charles Leno to a three-year, $37.5 million deal on Wednesday, a source confirmed to ESPN.

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12dTim McManus

Hurts: Railing collapse could've been 'much worse'

Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Jalen Hurts has sent a letter to the Washington Football Team and the NFL asking what follow-up action would be taken regarding Sunday's railing collapse at FedEx Field after his team's victory.

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13dJohn Keim

WFT set to unveil new nickname on Feb. 2

The Washington Football Team says it will announce its new nickname on Feb. 2 and that the new name won't be one of the favorites suggested on social media.

13dTim McManus

Fans say WFT didn't offer aid after railing collapse

Four individuals who fell as a result of a railing collapse at FedEx Field Sunday -- all of whom say they suffered injuries from the incident -- refuted a statement by the Washington Football Team suggesting they were offered on-site medical evaluation.

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14dJohn Keim

Railing collapses, fans fall as Hurts walks past

A railing at FedEx Field collapsed Sunday, causing several fans to fall and hit the ground as Eagles QB Jalen Hurts walked past. None of the fans appeared to be hurt.

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15dJohn Keim

WFT's Seals-Jones out after cameraman collision

Washington Football Team tight end Ricky Seals-Jones suffered a neck injury in a scary sideline collision with a cameraman Sunday and was carted off, although coach Ron Rivera said later that he was up walking around in the locker room.

John Keim ESPN Staff Writer 

What to watch on D: 1) Washington's DEs. With Montez Sweat and James Smith-Williams out, it'll be a big issue. Daniel Wise has played fine when given the chance, but facing this rushing attack will be more challenging. 2) Kam Curl. He'll help contain Eagles TE Dallas Goedert, who caught 7 passes for 135 yards in the first meeting that Curl missed. 3) Jalen Hurts' legs. The threat of him running creates confusion and hesitation and leads to good creases for Philly's backs.

John Keim ESPN Staff Writer 

What to watch on O: 1) RB Jaret Patterson. Without RB Antonio Gibson and LG Ereck Flowers, it'll be a challenge for Washington's run game. Patterson will get a chance to show what he can do. But it's now a thin group with Wendell Smallwood and Jonathan Williams. 2) Terry McLaurin. Can Washington find ways to get him the ball vs. Darius Slay? 3) Taylor Heinicke. If he struggles early, and the game starts to get away, will they replace him with Kyle Allen? Heinicke's last two games have been bad.

John Keim ESPN Staff Writer 

Washington inactives: DE Montez Sweat, DE James Smith-Williams, WR Curtis Samuel, K Brian Johnson, QB Garrett Gilbert, CB William Jackson III and LB Milo Eifler. Washington once more will be thin at end; Sweat is dealing with the death of his brother while Smith-Williams has had issues with his asthma after going on the Covid list last month.

Team Stats

Passing Yards202.421st
Rushing Yards121.212th
Points For19.7Tied-23rd
Points Against25.525th