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Few QBs like the ‘game manager’ label. Taylor Heinicke says he doesn’t mind. - The Washington Post
Washington's quarterback says he has to do better about avoiding big mistakes and taking the safe play when necessary.

Washington Analyzes The Challenges Of Facing Matt Ryan
Ryan has been a highly successful quarterback for most of his career. Washington isn't taking its matchup with him lightly.

Heinicke's homecoming on Sunday provides an opportunity for him to take stock of how far he's come | Professional Sports |
"He can have five great games, and if he has one bad game, it's like, oh, well, here's the undrafted guy that everybody knows."

As Washington faces Atlanta, the Falcons coach is the son of one of the investors Dan Snyder bought out this summer | Professional Sports |
ASHBURN - With a 16-word statement, FedEx CEO Fred Smith triggered one of the most tumultous offseasons in Washington football history.

Washington's pass rush may not be sacking quarterbacks, but is it really struggling? – The Athletic
Chase Young, Montez Sweat and Washington's defensive line haven't generated many sacks, but the pressure is there.

Dustin Hopkins notches what might be the weirdest kick recovery of all time | RSN
Washington kicker Dustin Hopkins pulled off what might be the NFL's weirdest kick recovery ever vs. Bills on Sunday.

Antonio Gibson's second year has been better than his first, as he's added an extra dimension to his game | Professional Sports |
ASHBURN - Antonio Gibson's 73-yard touchdown on Sunday was set up five yards behind the line of scrimmage.

Taylor Heinicke Is All In For Taking On 'Game Manager' Role
Ron Rivera wants Heinicke to be more of a game manager to limit mistakes. That works just fine with the young quarterback.

Taylor Heinicke looking forward to matchup in Atlanta against hometown Falcons | RSN
Washington Football Team quarterback Taylor Heinicke grew up in the suburbs of Atlanta. He gets to face his hometown Falcons on Sunday.

Ron Rivera gives update on Curtis Samuel after WR returns to practice | RSN
Washington head coach Ron Rivera was pleased with what he saw out of Curtis Samuel in his first practice off the IR on Wednesday.

DC Sports Huddle: Why Washington’s defense needs Atlanta | WTOP
The Washington Football Team’s underachieving defense needs a “get right” game. The WTOP Sports team answers whether the Falcons are just what the doctor ordered.

The Washington Football Team is supposed to be rebuilding, not regressing - The Washington Post
The Washington Football Team won a division and showed promise in 2020. Is that kind of progress still possible in 2021?

Ron Rivera has no plans of replacing Taylor Heinicke with Kyle Allen | RSN
Ron Rivera made it clear that Taylor Heinicke is currently Washington's QB1.

PHOTOS: Falcons Practice Week 9/29
The Washington Football Team begins its week of practice to prepare for its road matchup against the Atlanta Falcons in Week 4. (Photos by Emilee Fails/Washington Football Team)