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  1. Should the Redskins keep Tanard Jackson on the roster?

    May 6, 2014, 10:34 AM EDT

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    According to multiple media reports, the NFL is going to reinstate safety Tanard Jackson, who has been on a substance policy related suspension since August of 2012, to the league on Tuesday. He is under the same one-year, minimum-salary contract with the Redskins that was essentially frozen when he was suspended. Adding his $735,000 salary…

  2. Need to Know: 5 possible Redskins draft picks that could go very wrong

    May 6, 2014, 4:44 AM EDT

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    Here is what you need to know on this Tuesday, May 6, two days before the NFL draft. Nickel coverage Last week we looked at some potential picks who would be very safe. Here are five possible Redskins second-round draft picks that could go very wrong: OT Cyrus Kouandjio, Alabama—His size and athletic ability are…

  3. Draft chatter: For many teams, the NFL Draft revolves around the QB position

    May 5, 2014, 11:55 AM EDT

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    The draft starts on Thursday and while the don’t know how things will unfold, we do know one thing—that for most teams that don’t have a quarterback the draft will revolve around getting that quarterback. The chances seem high that the Browns, Titans, Jaguars, Texans, Raiders, Vikings, Bucs and Cardinals will take quarterbacks at some point…

  4. Need to Know: Five surprise picks the Redskins could make at 34

    May 5, 2014, 4:46 AM EDT

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    Here is what you need to know on this Monday, May 5, three days before the NFL draft. Nickel coverage Here are five surprise picks the Redskins could make with their second-round pick. CB Darqueze Dennard, Michigan State—This would be a surprise for the Redskins because not many expect him to be here at this…

  5. Need to Know: NFL Draft talk dominates week’s top 5 Redskins posts

    May 4, 2014, 5:48 AM EDT

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    Here is what you need to know on this Sunday, May 4, four days before the NFL draft. Nickel coverage Here are our five most popular posts from the week that was. CSN’s Redskins draft board: Inside linebacker—Do the Redskins have London Fletcher’s replacement on the roster right now? They could look to the draft…

  6. Draft chatter: An instant starter at tackle for the Redskins?

    May 3, 2014, 10:55 AM EDT

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    When it comes to trying to figure out where the Redskins are going to go with their top pick in the upcoming draft, NFL.com draft analyst Mike Mayock doesn’t seem to have a much better handle on it than many in the local media and even some fans. During a recent conference call with reporters,…

  7. Need to Know: CB Amerson among week’s 5 most talked about Redskins

    May 3, 2014, 5:06 AM EDT

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    Here is what you need to know on this Saturday, May 3, five days before the NFL draft. Nickel coverage Here are the five most talked about Redskins from the week that was: Jay Gruden doesn’t have final say in the draft but it would be foolish to say that he doesn’t have a major…

  8. Twitter questions: Any surprise veteran cuts coming?

    May 2, 2014, 11:55 AM EDT

    Chris-Chester

    A good mix of draft and non-draft questions today, let’s jump right into it. @Rich_TandlerCSN how do you think the secondary will hold up if we have a better pass rush #RedskinsTalk — Hol Dat Noise (@_CountUpMOB) May 1, 2014 Pass defense starts with pass pressure. If the front seven can consistently get pressure rushing…

  9. Press release: Redskins exercise 5th-year option on Kerrigan

    May 2, 2014, 10:37 AM EDT

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    From Redskins PR: LOUDOUN COUNTY, Va. – The Washington Redskins announced today that they have exercised their fifth-year option on the contract of linebacker Ryan Kerrigan. Kerrigan (6-4, 260) has started all 48 of Washington’s regular season games and one postseason game since he entered the NFL as the Redskins’ first-round pick (16th overall) in the 2011…

  10. Need to Know: 5 best defensive backs drafted by the Redskins

    May 2, 2014, 5:05 AM EDT

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    Here is what you need to know on this Friday, May 2, six days before the NFL draft. Nickel coverage Could the Redskins be looking for a defensive back in the draft? Here are the five best defensive backs the Redskins have drafted since the advent of the common draft in 1968 (per the career…

  11. Draft chatter: Could Alabama LB Mosley last until pick 34?

    May 1, 2014, 11:55 AM EDT

    C.-J.-Mosley

    The website Sports on Earth conducted a two-round mock draft with three of their football analysts each making every pick. The idea is that former Chicago Tribune writer Dan Pompei is supposed to figure out who the team is likely to select, former scout Russ Lande picks the player that the team needs and Mike…

  12. Need to Know: The five best offensive linemen drafted by the Redskins

    May 1, 2014, 5:06 AM EDT

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    Here is what you need to know on this Thursday, May 1, seven days before the NFL draft. Nickel coverage Yesterday we looked at the five best offensive linemen who have been drafted in Round 2 since the start of the common draft in 1968. Let’s bring it a little closer to home with the…

  13. Has Brian Orakpo proven himself?

    Apr 30, 2014, 11:55 AM EDT

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    Has Brian Orakpo proven himself? “I have to prove myself again, huh?” Orakpo said on Monday on the subject of the possibility of signing a long-term contract extension. “I don’t have to prove myself to anybody. I’m already proven in this league. I don’t have to prove anything to anybody. That goes for fans, that…

  14. Need to Know: The five best O-linemen drafted in the second round

    Apr 30, 2014, 5:11 AM EDT

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    Here is what you need to know on this Wednesday, April 30, eight days before the NFL draft. Nickel coverage The five best offensive linemen drafted in the second round since the common draft starting in 1968 (per the career Approximate Value metric used by Pro Football Reference). Kevin Mawae, Seahawks, 1994 (36 overall, 109…

  15. Draft trade back scenarios for the Redskins

    Apr 29, 2014, 11:55 AM EDT

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    The Redskins could use an infusion of young talent from next month’s NFL draft. The problem is that that have only six picks and they are missing a first rounder. They could improve their chances of landing good contributors and perhaps even a star player or two by acquiring more draft picks. One way is…

  16. Need to Know: DeSean Jacksons five biggest plays of 2013

    Apr 29, 2014, 4:54 AM EDT

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    Here is what you need to know on this Tuesday, April 29, nine days before the NFL draft. Nickel coverage Yesterday we looked at how the departure of DeSean Jackson and the explosive plays he produced could hurt the Eagles’ offense. Here is a look at his five longest plays of 2013 (all pass receptions).…

  17. DeSean Jackson’s explosive plays fed the Eagles’ offense last year

    Apr 28, 2014, 11:55 AM EDT

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    The Eagles need to face facts; they are going to miss DeSean Jackson. Some interesting numbers crunched by my friend Jimmy Kempski on Philly.com detail why. The 2013 Eagles were the most explosive offense in the NFL. Although the Broncos scored more touchdowns on offense (71) than the Eagles did (51), Philly scored its TD’s…

  18. Need to Know: RG3’s top five pass targets in 2013

    Apr 28, 2014, 5:02 AM EDT

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    Here is what you need to know on this Monday, April 28, 10 days before the NFL draft. Nickel coverage Here are the top five targets for the 456 passes thrown by Robert Griffin III in his 13 starts in 2013. Pierre Garçon, 138—This is no surprise since over the course of all 16 games he…

  19. Draft Chatter: Will Gruden want another tight end?

    Apr 27, 2014, 2:00 PM EDT

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    When Jay Gruden came to the Bengals in 2011 he already had a solid tight end in Jermaine Gresham, who made the Pro Bowl in 2011 and 2012. But Gruden didn’t mind it a year ago when the Bengals drafted tight end Tyler Eifert in the first round. Eifert and Gresham combined to gain over…

  20. Need to Know: The top five Redskins posts of the week

    Apr 27, 2014, 5:00 AM EDT

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    Here is what you need to know on this Sunday, April 27, 11 days before the NFL draft. Nickel coverage Here are our five most popular posts from the week that was. 1. Redskins’ LB Brian Orakpo encouraged by scheme tweaks—The linebacker said that the players would have to “worry about being robots” and that the…

  21. Need to Know: Orakpo, RG3 most talked about Redskins this week

    Apr 26, 2014, 5:00 AM EDT

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    Here is what you need to know on this Saturday, April 26, 12 days before the NFL draft. Nickel coverage The five Redskins generating the most buzz on Redskins Pulse and on #RedskinsTalk this week: Brian Orakpo—The Redskins linebacker is pretty pumped up about some new wrinkles that Jim Haslett is adding to the pass…

  22. Draft Chatter: Where do mock drafts go wrong?

    Apr 25, 2014, 11:55 AM EDT

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    This is the time of year where we hear many firm declarations by draft prognosticators, both paid and unpaid, about what will unfold when the draft starts. “There’s no chance that Player X gets past Team Y.” “He’s a surefire first-round talent.” “Team A has absolutely no interest in player B; he’s not a fit…

  23. Need to Know: 5 safe draft picks for the Redskins at No. 34

    Apr 25, 2014, 5:16 AM EDT

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    Here is what you need to know on this Friday, April 25, 13 days before the NFL draft. Nickel coverage With only six picks, the Redskins can’t afford to take chances with any of them, especially their top pick, the second one of the second round. Here are the five safest picks for the Redskins…

  24. Draft Chatter: A guard for the Redskins at 34?

    Apr 24, 2014, 11:55 AM EDT

    Xavier-Su'a-Filo-UCLA

    We all know that NFL teams should draft the best available player when they are on the clock. But how you define that term is very much open to interpretation. Is it the guy with the best measurables, the biggest, fastest, strongest? How much does character count? Should you factor in if you think you…

  25. Need to Know: 5 pivotal 2014 Redskins games

    Apr 24, 2014, 5:17 AM EDT

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    Here is what you need to know on this Thursday, April 24, 14 days before the NFL draft. Nickel coverage Here are the five pivotal points in the Redskins 2014 schedule: Week 2 vs. Jaguars—This team has a proclivity for laying an egg at home, or even multiple eggs. If they want to have a…

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