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Need to Know: The Redskins week that was—Trash talk from Philly, none from DJax

Dec 25, 2015, 5:48 AM EDT

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Here is what you need to know on this Friday, December 25, one day before the Washington Redskins travel to Philadelphia to play the Eagles.

Merry Christmas to all!

The week that was at Redskins Park

Andre Roberts is done for the season—This wasn’t a shocker as Roberts had been out for a few weeks and it seemed that the problem was more serious than the reported knee inflammation. It was a torn meniscus requiring surgery. Roberts should be ready to go by the time OTAs start but he may not be doing them in Ashburn. He carries a $5 million cap number for next year and the Redskins might not want to pay that for the 11 receptions he had in 2015.

Cousins on contract: ‘I want to be where I’m wanted’—The Cousins contract talk has started and will continue until something is done. I don’t see Cousins ever hitting the market. If the team is unable to come to terms on a multi-year deal with the quarterback I think they will franchise tag him on or before the March 7 deadline, which would pay him in the range of $19 million for the 2016 season. Then they will have until July 15 to work out a longer-term contract or Cousins would have to play out 2016 under the tag.

Despite blowout loss, Eagles defender issues warning for RedskinsThis quote found its way into the Redskins locker room, just printed out on a piece of white paper and stuck up on one of the support columns. It’s something we’ve been seeing more of lately as Jay Gruden has been playing the disrespect card. Later in the week another Eagles defender guaranteed a win over the Redskins. Geez, guys, you’re 2-4 in your last six games. Get a grip.

Redskins sign a tight end prospect from Bills’ practice squad—To take Roberts’ roster spot the Redskins added a fourth tight end to the 53 as they signed Marcel Jensen away from the Bills’ practice squad. Gruden said that Jensen is someone who “might help up in the future” and he said that brining him in was not so much about this year but keeping him around for next year.

Jackson: ‘It’s just another game’—We all know that it isn’t your garden variety Redskins vs. Eagles game. It’s for the NFC East title and DeSean Jackson is getting heated up at just the right time. Although he hasn’t forgiven or forgotten Chip Kelly releasing him in late March of 2014 he played it low-key in talking to the media this week. He will let his play do the talking on Saturday.

Timeline

Today’s schedule: No availability, team travels to Philadelphia

Days until: Redskins @ Eagles 1; Redskins @Cowboys 9; start of NFL playoffs 15

In case you missed it

  1. Skulb - Dec 25, 2015 at 6:16 AM

    Merry Christmas Tandler!

  2. sidepull - Dec 25, 2015 at 6:52 AM

    Merry Christmas Rich and everybody.

    I like Djaxs approach.

    Go Skins. HTTR

  3. JOHNNY B - Dec 25, 2015 at 6:54 AM

    Merry Christmas Rich enjoy your time with family and friends. I will be in Philly for the game fully in Redskins gear watch the Redskins win the NFC East. Praying that I don’t get beat up leaving the game. HTTR

  4. ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© - Dec 25, 2015 at 7:28 AM

    Merry Christmas!!!

    Is it time for the Airing of Grievances yet?
    ~

    • Skulb - Dec 25, 2015 at 7:30 AM

      I can’t wait for the Feats of Strength!

      • ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© - Dec 25, 2015 at 9:02 AM

        I got a lot of problems with you people!!
        ~

        • bangkokben - Dec 25, 2015 at 9:31 AM

          One of the best lines from one of the best shows and easily applicable in so many situations.

          Merry Christmas to Redskin Nation.

    • ET - Dec 25, 2015 at 9:03 AM

      The Airing of Grievances will go more smoothly this year than the last two …

      • Skulb - Dec 25, 2015 at 2:11 PM

        Festivus is not over until you pin your father!

  5. troylok - Dec 25, 2015 at 9:02 AM

    Merry Christmas everyone. Here’s hoping the Redskins dismantle the Eagles tomorrow and put the first nail in the coffin of Chip Kelly’s NFL coaching career.

  6. abanig - Dec 25, 2015 at 9:20 AM

    All business for DJax, “I like that!”

  7. bangkokben - Dec 25, 2015 at 9:54 AM

    As everyone knows, the Redskins win tomorrow and they’re hosting a playoff game at FedEx. Here are some extended playoff odds for our team from Football Outsiders.

    Team Conf App Conf Win SB Win
    WAS 6.4% 2.1% 0.8%

    On the other side, the Dallas Cowboys have the 5th best chance to nab a top three draft pick. So we’re likely to see them picking in the top five next year.

  8. wvredskins - Dec 25, 2015 at 10:17 AM

    Merry Christmas Redskins Nation! I pretty much got everything I wanted for Christmas, time with the family a few things Ive been wanting, but what I really want for Christmas is a win tom night. For Cousins to past (in my eyes) his last test and that is to win on the big stage with the lights on and the playoffs on the line! HTTR!!!

  9. kenlinkins - Dec 25, 2015 at 1:02 PM

    I hope everyone have a wonderful Christmas morning.

  10. pv1960 - Dec 26, 2015 at 6:12 AM

    I am an Eagles fan who hopes Djax runs into the end zone with the winning TD.

  11. KD - Dec 26, 2015 at 9:48 AM

    #HTTR nuff said!

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