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Need to Know: The five most talked about Redskins players this week

Apr 5, 2014, 5:06 AM EDT

DeAngelo Hall Nov 22, 2012; Arlington, TX, USA; Washington Redskins cornerback DeAngelo Hall (23) returns an interception in the second quarter against the Dallas Cowboys during a game on Thanksgiving at Cowboys Stadium. Matthew Emmons-USA TODAY Sports

Here is what you need to know on this Saturday, April 5, two days before the Redskins start their offseason workouts.

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Here are the five most talked about people this week on Redskins Talk.

DeAngelo Hall—He was doubly happy about the DeSean Jackson signing. No more will he have to worry about needing to cover DeSean Jackson and any long TD’s the wide receiver scores will help Hall’s side.

Pierre Garçon—You have to figure that Garçon will be happy to have someone to draw attention away from him. He was looking forward to lining up opposite Jackson.

Aldrick Robinson—He has worn Jersey No. 11 since he was drafted by the Redskins in 2011. But he tweeted on Thursday that he was switching his number to 15. It didn’t take a whole lot of detective work to figure out what would happen next and it was confirmed the next day when it was made official that Jackson would wear No. 11.

Ryan Clark—Jackson wasn’t the only signing of the week. After negotiations that lasted about three weeks the veteran safety agreed to return to the team he played for in 2004 and 2005.

DeSean Jackson—Oh, yeah, there was some talk about him, too. It started before he even visited Redskins Park. This post from Sunday looking at whether the Redskins would be able to afford to sign the free agent wide receiver was the top Jackson post of the week.

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—Redskins wide receivers coach Ike Hilliard was born on this date in 1976.

—It’s been 97 days since the Redskins played a game; it will be about 155 days until they play another one.

Days until: Offseason workouts start 2; NFL Draft 33; Training camp starts 109

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  1. internetcareer - Apr 5, 2014 at 9:42 AM

    the one are that has really gone under the Radar is the Redskins Defense. we keep picking up pieces that fit, picking up difference makers, brought in coaches who have a specific purpose for areas of need. If Baker becomes the nose tackle, which is where he should have been last year, if Hatcher and Cofield move around at end, and if Orakpo and Kerrigan benefit from the new linebacker coach and both guys end up rushing the QB instead of playing cornerback downfiled like last season, then the secondary will be much better because ANY secondary will benefit from an intense pass rush.

    I am looking forward to seeing the new philosophy Defense that Haslett says is coming much more than I am seeing the new offense. I am excited about the potential of the Skins leading the league in sacks, because they keep talking about getting to the QB is the MAIN emphasis. Hail Skins. Archives

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