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Need to Know: The Redskins week that was—Cousins on the rise

Jun 25, 2016, 6:10 AM EDT

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Here is what you need to know on this Saturday, June 25, 33 days before the Washington Redskins start training camp in Richmond.

Timeline

—The Redskins last played a game 167 days ago. It will be 79 days until they host the Steelers in their 2016 season opener.

Days until: Franchise tag contract deadline 20; Preseason opener @ Falcons 47; Final roster cut 70

Five of the most popular posts from the Redskins week that was

Redskins roster projection, offense (and defense)—While the core of the roster is set, there are still up to a dozen spots up for grabs. A few more might emerge if injuries hit and then there is competition to get one of the 10 practice squad jobs. There are now four spots that can go to players with more than two accrued seasons (there were two last year) so all but a handful of players who are likely to be released will be eligible.

New photos reportedly show ‘Skins’ Thanksgiving unis—I’m not big into uniforms but I know that a lot of you are. It looks like Thanksgiving will feature five teams wearing uniforms that don’t look like what they usually wear and then the Redskins in familiar garb.

‘Skins assistant on Cousins: ‘He’s not going to hold back’—The highlight of the offseason practices that the media could watch was when Kirk Cousins completed a long pass and then turned to look at us along the sideline yelling, “Celebrate! You love that!” It was a bit hokey but it was Cousins showing that it’s now his team. It already was by December of last year but he clearly has put his stamp on the 2016 Redskins.

Can Cousins be ‘better than any young QB’?—An NFL assistant coach said that he thinks that it’s possible that when we look back in 10 years we’ll view Cousins as a more productive, more successful player than even Andrew Luck and Russell Wilson. I’m not sure that will end up being the case but I’m not going to reject it out of hand. If he does end up doing it that would mean he would have some comeback playoff wins, a couple of Super Bowl trips, and a lot of division titles. It would be a fun ride.

NTK: Five Redskins with a lot at stake in 2016—All NFL players are under pressure but some are under more than others. These five players not only carry a lot of responsibility for the success of the 2016 Redskins on their backs but they also have some personal pressure stemming from pending contract situations.

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  1. redskins12thman - Jun 25, 2016 at 7:00 AM

    I’ve always wondered how many shades of “burgundy / red” and “gold / yellow” the team has worn throughout the years, but I can’t find anyone who knows the answer to this question.

    Cousins comes across as very genuine in his enthusiasm, which I like, but I also found it interesting that Gruden 1. seemed uncomfortable with the extent of trash talking and 2. felt that Cousins was instigating it even though Cousins was just pumped up for the connection between himself and his teammates. There’s a very fine line there, I guess, and I wonder how this will play itself out.

  2. ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© - Jun 25, 2016 at 7:59 AM

    The Steelers uniforms that make them look like bumblebees always give me chuckle.
    ~

  3. Mr.moneylover - Jun 25, 2016 at 10:11 AM

    The uniforms look like red and gold …i didn’t know what redskins Jersey ppl was talking about when the redskins use to have jerseys that was black Burgundy and gold they look sweet to me …redskins I think use to be the most flyest players on players on the field they use to wear the the Burgundy on Burgundy …they had the helmets with the letter R on it

  4. mattphillipsdc - Jun 25, 2016 at 3:51 PM

    I feel better about this team then in probably twenty years. I also believe Cousins will be a top tier QB. He reminds me of Drew Brees only a few inches taller with the same work ethics and personalities. I believe the Redskins will be a 10-6 team and most likely and in the playoffs. HTTR

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