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Redskins Insider Archive: Special teams

Danny Smith plans to return to Redskins to coach special teams

Special teams coordinator Danny Smith plans to return to the Redskins next season, two people familiar with the situation said Monday. Smith was believed to be a candidate to join the staff of new Denver Coach John Fox, who formerly held the same position with the Carolina Panthers. Fox offered...

By Jason Reid  | January 17, 2011; 8:55 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (305)
Categories:  Special teams  
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Clinton Portis inactive vs. Eagles, but Brandon Banks will play

As expected, running back Clinton Portis was not active for Monday night's NFC East matchup against the Philadelphia Eagles, while rookie returner Brandon Banks will play. Portis has been sidelined since suffering a severe groin tear in Week 4 against the Eagles, an injury that was expected to keep...

By Paul Tenorio  | November 15, 2010; 7:36 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (21)
Categories:  Brandon Banks, Clinton Portis, Running backs, Ryan Torain, Special teams  
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Brandon Banks is unlikely to play against Philadelphia Eagles

It appears doubtful that rookie return specialist Brandon Banks will play against the Philadelphia Eagles because of his ongoing rehab from knee surgery. Although the Redskins were hopeful that Banks, who underwent surgery during the bye week, would recover in time to contribute Monday night against the Eagles at FedEx...

By Jason Reid  | November 13, 2010; 1:29 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (30)
Categories:  Brandon Banks, Special teams  
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Mike Shanahan: Brandon Banks could play Monday

Although returner Brandon Banks is in his first week of rehab after knee surgery, he could play Monday night against the Philadelphia Eagles at FedEx Field, Coach Mike Shanahan said Wednesday Meeting with reporters after practice at Redskins Park, Shanahan would not rule out Banks, the dynamic rookie who underwent...

By Jason Reid  | November 10, 2010; 4:00 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (104)
Categories:  Brandon Banks, Special teams  
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Anthony Armstrong may return punts and kicks

With rookie return specialist Brandon Banks out of Monday night's game against Philadelphia following knee surgery, Coach Mike Shanahan must find replacements both on kickoff and punt returns. Running back Chad Simpson, who has two kickoff returns this season and handled kickoffs for Indianapolis a year ago, is a logical...

By Barry Svrluga  | November 10, 2010; 12:50 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (32)
Categories:  Anthony Armstrong, Brandon Banks, Special teams  
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Team hopes Brandon Banks will be back in 2-3 weeks

The Redskins will miss dynamic rookie returner Brandon Banks, who underwent knee surgery last week, but the team was eager to have his knee repaired as soon as possible, Coach Mike Shanahan said Monday at Redskins Park. Banks is expected to be sidelined for two to three weeks after injuring...

By Jason Reid  | November 8, 2010; 4:11 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (17)
Categories:  Brandon Banks, Special teams  
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Older Entries in This Category »

Brandon Banks underwent surgery during bye, Jason Reid , November 7, 2010
Poll: Redskins' MVP on special teams, Washington Post sports editors , November 5, 2010
Redskins at the bye week: special teams, Rick Maese , November 5, 2010
Despite miss, Graham Gano still confident, Rick Maese , October 24, 2010
Redskins keep ball from Devin Hester, Rick Maese , October 24, 2010
Hunter Smith returns as Redskins punter, Jason Reid , October 7, 2010
Redskins sign Hunter Smith to punt Sunday , Rick Maese , October 6, 2010
Punting auditions scheduled for Tuesday, Jason Reid , September 27, 2010
Graham Gano shows some rust as emergency punter, Barry Svrluga , September 26, 2010
Early signs on Bidwell's hip are not encouraging, Rick Maese , September 26, 2010
Punter Josh Bidwell helped off the field , Jason Reid , September 26, 2010
Graham Gano lifts his head and misses crucial kick, Barry Svrluga , September 20, 2010
Graham Gano faces night of trials, Rick Maese , September 19, 2010
Breaking down the Redskins' 53-man roster, Jason Reid , September 2, 2010
Special focus on special teams, Rick Maese , September 2, 2010
Josh Bidwell plans to make most of opportunity, Paul Tenorio , August 19, 2010
Willie Parker moves up the depth chart, Jason Reid , August 16, 2010
Redskins add long-snapper Dearth, Jason Reid , August 14, 2010
Special teams produces mixed results, Paul Tenorio , August 14, 2010
Camp storylines: No. 5 Special teams, Rick Maese , July 27, 2010
 
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