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  1. Need to Know: The Redskins week that was—The free agent list, Hatcher’s status

    Feb 6, 2016, 5:08 AM EST

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    Here is what you need to know on this Saturday, February 6, 18 days before the NFL Combine in Indianapolis. A look back at the Redskins week that was Why is it highly unlikely that the Redskins will trade RG3?—It looked like a lot of Redskins fans were engaged in some highly wishful thinking so…

  2. Will Kirk Cousins’ new contract be a cap killer for the Redskins?

    Feb 5, 2016, 12:17 PM EST

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    Redskins president Bruce Allen said last night that the team has started to have contract discussions with Kirk Cousins’ agent, Mike McCartney, and they are going well. “We feel good,” Allen said. “Kirk wants to be a Washington Redskin, and we want Kirk to be a Washington Redskin. It will work itself out.” But what…

  3. Need to Know: Only a handful of starters will be left from 2012 Redskins team

    Feb 5, 2016, 5:17 AM EST

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    Here is what you need to know on this Friday, February 5, 19 days before the NFL Combine in Indianapolis. Five thoughts on the Redskins with free agency a month away —Although it wasn’t particularly surprising, it was noteworthy that we got the first words uttered by a Redskins official saying that Robert Griffin III…

  4. Need to Know: What Redskins needs will be hardest to fill?

    Feb 4, 2016, 5:08 AM EST

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    Here is what you need to know on this Thursday, February 4, 20 days before the NFL Combine in Indianapolis. Question of the day @Rich_TandlerCSN Rich, what problem area will be most difficult for Skins to address? #NTK — Strick 9 (@Spider_Skinz) February 3, 2016 It’s one thing to recognize a personnel need on an…

  5. Need to Know: What will Ziggy Hood’s role with the Redskins be?

    Feb 3, 2016, 5:07 AM EST

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    Here is what you need to know on this Wednesday, February 3, 21 days before the NFL Combine in Indianapolis. What role will Ziggy Hood play on the Redskins’ defense? The Redskins signed DE Ziggy Hood, a 2009 first-round draft pick of the Steelers, to a one-year contract. What role will Hood, who will turn…

  6. Need to Know: Five free agents the Redskins will not sign

    Feb 2, 2016, 5:10 AM EST

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    Here is what you need to know on this Tuesday, February 2, 22 days before the NFL Combine in Indianapolis. Five free agents the Redskins will not sign C Alex Mack, Browns—You won’t find him on free agent lists but he can void his current contract and become a free agent. Mack is due $8…

  7. Assessing the Redskins’ needs on defense

    Feb 1, 2016, 12:00 PM EST

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    Everyone knows the Redskins have plenty of personnel needs on both sides of the ball and the temptation is to say that they just need everything. And while there isn’t a position on the field where they can’t use some help, some areas are in more dire need than others. In an attempt to quantify…

  8. Need to Know: Five things the Redskins need to do before free agency starts

    Feb 1, 2016, 5:35 AM EST

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    Here is what you need to know on this Monday, February 1, 23 days before the NFL Combine in Indianapolis. Five things the Redskins need to do before free agency starts January is a fairly slow time for NFL teams after they are eliminated from the playoffs. Most of the Redskins’ coaching staff took some…

  9. Need to Know: Why is it highly unlikely that the Redskins will trade RG3?

    Jan 31, 2016, 6:12 AM EST

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    Here is what you need to know on this Sunday, January 31, 24 days before the NFL Combine in Indianapolis. Why it is highly unlikely that the Redskins will trade RG3 Why can’t the Redskins trade Robert Griffin III instead of just letting him go? Many fans are asking that questions, wondering why the Redskins can’t…

  10. Assessing the Redskins’ needs on offense

    Jan 30, 2016, 8:55 AM EST

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    Everyone knows the Redskins have plenty of personnel needs on both sides of the ball and the temptation is to say that they just need everything. And while there isn’t a position on the field where they can’t use some help, some areas are in more dire need than others. In an attempt to quantify…

  11. Need to Know: The Redskins week that was—the draft, Aikman on RG3

    Jan 30, 2016, 5:43 AM EST

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    Here is what you need to know on this Saturday, January 30, 25 days before the NFL Combine in Indianapolis. A look at the Redskins week that was Looking back at some of our most popular Redskins posts of the week: Troy Aikman could see RG3 in Cowboys uniform, with one caveat—This is one of…

  12. Need to Know: McCloughan on RG3, tagging Cousins, and Redskins’ personnel staff

    Jan 29, 2016, 4:42 AM EST

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    Here is what you need to know on this Friday, January 29, 26 days before the NFL Combine in Indianapolis. Five thoughts on McCloughan at the Senior Bowl On if the Redskins would use the franchise tag on Cousins: “Well it’s an option, of course you’d rather not, you’d rather get a long term deal…

  13. Need to Know: What is the Redskins’ game plan at running back?

    Jan 28, 2016, 4:58 AM EST

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    Here is what you need to know on this Thursday, January 28, 27 days before the NFL Combine in Indianapolis. Question of the day We’ve flipped into offseason mode with Need to Know. At least a few days a week I’ll give an in-depth answer to a question submitted by a fan on my Twitter feed,…

  14. Need to Know: Five players who will be 2016 salary cap bargains for the Redskins

    Jan 27, 2016, 4:54 AM EST

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    Here is what you need to know on this Wednesday, January 27, 28 days before the NFL Combine in Indianapolis. Five players who will be cap bargains in 2016 TE Jordan Reed (2016 cap number $833,166)—Reed was just scratching the surface of what he can do in 2015. I think there is a string of…

  15. Ertz contract gives Redskins guidance on new deal for Reed

    Jan 26, 2016, 12:00 PM EST

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    The Eagles have signed tight end Zach Ertz to a five-year contract extension, locking him up through the 2021 season. Ertz, a second-round pick by Philadelphia in the 2013 draft, was headed into the last year of his rookie contract, a deal that would have paid him $1.14 million in 2016. Although the details are…

  16. Need to Know: The Redskins need more pass rushers

    Jan 26, 2016, 5:05 AM EST

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    Here is what you need to know on this Tuesday, January 26, 29 days before the NFL Combine in Indianapolis. Why the Redskins need to sign and draft more pass rushers You don’t have to dip too far into advanced stats to figure out why the Broncos were able to beat Tom Brady and the…

  17. Need to Know: How many draft picks do the Redskins have?

    Jan 25, 2016, 6:32 AM EST

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    Here is what you need to know on this Monday, January 25, 30 days before the NFL Combine in Indianapolis. Question of the day We’re flipping into offseason mode with Need to Know. At least a few days a week I’ll give an in-depth answer to a question submitted by a fan on my Twitter…

  18. Need to Know: Should the Redskins give Reed a new contract?

    Jan 24, 2016, 7:09 AM EST

    Here is what you need to know on this Sunday, January 24, 31 days before the NFL Combine in Indianapolis. Five thoughts on the state of the Redskins If you were hit by the Blizzard of 2016, I hope all is well and you and yours got through it safely. Here are a few thoughts…

  19. Need to Know: The Redskins week that was—New coach, Cousins, RG3

    Jan 23, 2016, 6:58 AM EST

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    Here is what you need to know on this Saturday, January 23, 32 days before the NFL Combine in Indianapolis. A look at the Redskins week that was Since there wasn’t a head coaching change like we had two years ago or a new general manager hired as happened in January of 2015 so here…

  20. Need to Know: Five possible Redskins first-round draft targets

    Jan 22, 2016, 5:58 AM EST

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    Here is what you need to know on this Friday, January 22, 33 days before the NFL Combine in Indianapolis. Five possible Redskins first-round draft targets As I noted here yesterday, it’s too early to go in depth into the draft. But it’s not to early to peruse some prospect rankings and mock drafts and…

  21. Need to Know: How will the Redskins’ safety situation shake out?

    Jan 21, 2016, 5:26 AM EST

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    Here is what you need to know on this Thursday, January 21, 34 days before the NFL Combine in Indianapolis. Five thoughts on the Redskins as the offseason sets in —Did Jay Gruden and Sean McVay underutilize Jamison Crowder? The rookie slot receiver was targeted 78 times during the season. In 2014 slot receiver Andre…

  22. Need to Know: How much will Redskins’ McCloughan dip into free agency in 2016?

    Jan 20, 2016, 5:08 AM EST

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    Here is what you need to know on this Wednesday, January 20, 35 days before the NFL Combine in Indianapolis. Question of the day We’re flipping into offseason mode with Need to Know. At least a few days a week I’ll give an in-depth answer to a question submitted by a fan on my Twitter…

  23. Need to Know: Five possible Redskins free agent targets

    Jan 19, 2016, 5:11 AM EST

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    Here is what you need to know on this Tuesday, January 19, 36 days before the NFL Combine in Indianapolis. Question of the day We’re flipping into offseason mode with Need to Know. At least a few days a week I’ll give an in-depth answer to a question submitted by a fan on my Twitter…

  24. Need to Know: Should the Redskins be confident that Cousins can keep it up?

    Jan 18, 2016, 5:15 AM EST

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    Here is what you need to know on this Monday, January 18, 37 days before the NFL Combine in Indianapolis. Question of the day We’re flipping into offseason mode with Need to Know. At least a few days a week I’ll give an in-depth answer to a question submitted by a fan on my Twitter…

  25. Need to Know: What are the Redskins’ biggest needs?

    Jan 17, 2016, 6:21 AM EST

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    Here is what you need to know on this Sunday, January 17, 38 days before the NFL Combine in Indianapolis. Question of the day We’re flipping into offseason mode with Need to Know. At least a few days a week I’ll give an in-depth answer to a question submitted by a fan on my Twitter…

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