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  1. 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…

  2. Predicting the Redskins’ 2014 games

    Apr 23, 2014, 9:10 PM EDT

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    It’s difficult to try to predict the outcome of an NFL game 10 minutes before kickoff. It’s sheer folly  to do it about four and a half months before game time. But that’s never stopped me before. Here are my way, way, way too early 2014 predictions game by game. (Home teams in bold) Sept.…

  3. Press release: Redskins release 2014 schedule

    Apr 23, 2014, 8:09 PM EDT

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    PRESEASON   DATE                                     OPPONENT (NETWORK)                                                 TIME (ET) Thursday, Aug. 7                  vs. NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS (NBC4/CSN)                7:30 p.m. Monday, Aug. 18                   vs. CLEVELAND BROWNS (ESPN) #                               8:00 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 23                   @ Baltimore Ravens(NBC4/CSN)                                        7:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 28                  @ Tampa Bay Buccaneers (NBC4/CSN)                               7:30 p.m. REGULAR SEASON DATE                                    …

  4. Draft chatter: 30 players invited to NFL draft in New York

    Apr 23, 2014, 8:15 AM EDT

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    Here are the 30 players who have been invited to New York for the NFL Draft on May 8. Given the unpredictability of the draft, a few of them are likely to be left on the board when the Redskins’ first pick, 34th overall, rolls around on Friday night. Who do you think will still…

  5. Need to Know: Five players the Redskins should hope slide down in the draft

    Apr 23, 2014, 4:50 AM EDT

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    Here is what you need to know on this Wednesday, April 23, 15 days before the NFL draft. Nickel coverage Here are five players widely projected to be taken late in the first round that the Redskins should hope slip to them (as a guide I used players taken from picks 20-32 on at least…

  6. Draft Chatter: Buyer beware on Morgan Moses?

    Apr 22, 2014, 11:55 AM EDT

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    Offensive tackle Morgan Moses of Virginia has been a popular mock draft pick for the Redskins with the 34th overall pick. But should they steer clear if his name is on the board when they are on the clock? The Dolphins are in desperate need of offensive linemen. Their offensive coordinator is Bill Lazor, who…

  7. Need to Know: The five 2014 Redskins games most worthy of prime time

    Apr 22, 2014, 5:28 AM EDT

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    Here is what you need to know on this Tuesday, April 22, 16 days before the NFL draft. Nickel coverage The NFL schedule should be out at some point in the next few days. The Redskins may or may not get the maximum of five prime time games scheduled but if they get the max,…

  8. Need to Know: Redskins view DeSean Jackson as their first-round pick

    Apr 21, 2014, 4:48 AM EDT

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    Here is what you need to know on this Monday, April 21, 17 days before the NFL draft. Nickel coverage Here are five thoughts on the Redskins and the NFL draft, which I think we can all agree is taking forever to get here. 1. The Redskins are looking at DeSean Jackson as their first-round…

  9. Need to Know: Draft dominates week’s top five Redskins posts

    Apr 20, 2014, 5:06 AM EDT

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    Here is what you need to know on this Sunday, April 20, nine days before the first veteran minicamp. Nickel coverage Here are our five most popular posts from the week that was. 1. Draft chatter: Could CB Darqueze Dennard fall to the Redskins?—It’s that time of year when everyone gets interested in the draft.…

  10. Need to Know: The top five Redskins free agents in 2015

    Apr 19, 2014, 5:00 AM EDT

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    Here is what you need to know on this Saturday, April 19, 19 days before the NFL draft. Nickel coverage (Note: I’m going to be out of action for a few days here. I’m bringing back a few of the most popular Nickel Coverage posts from the last few months to give you a chance…

  11. Need to Know: The five best Redskins performances of the last 20 seasons

    Apr 18, 2014, 5:00 AM EDT

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    Here is what you need to know on this Friday, April 18, 20 days before the NFL draft. Nickel coverage (Note: I’m going to be out of action for a few days here. I’m bringing back a few of the most popular Nickel Coverage posts from the last few months to give you a chance…

  12. Redskins among NFL’s most stable teams

    Apr 17, 2014, 11:55 AM EDT

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    The Redskins have had one of the most stable rosters in the NFL since 2011. Yes, that is “Redskins” and the concept of “stability” being used in the same statement. A couple of bloggers at NFL.com took a look at how many players each NFL team had on its current roster who suited up for…

  13. Need to Know: Five key questions that will impact the Redskins’ draft

    Apr 17, 2014, 4:58 AM EDT

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    Here is what you need to know on this Thursday, April 17, 21 days before the NFL draft. Nickel coverage The draft does not happen in a vacuum. Future plans for veteran players impact draft day decisions. Here are the top five questions about their current team the Redskins need to answer before next month’s…

  14. Fan mailbag: Moss’ status, Haslett’s schemes, and getting younger in the draft

    Apr 16, 2014, 11:55 AM EDT

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    Before we get started here, I didn’t answer any questions about whether the Redskins are interested in a particular player in the draft. They haven’t let anything leak about any players and if they did it probably would be a smokescreen anyway. It’s lying season, folks. OK, on to your questions. @Rich_TandlerCSN #RedskinsTalk do you think…

  15. Need to Know: 5 NFL draft notes including the Redskins’ pick at 34

    Apr 16, 2014, 4:48 AM EDT

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    Here is what you need to know on this Wednesday, April 16, 22 days before the NFL draft. Nickel coverage Here are five thoughts on the Redskins and the NFL draft, which eventually will get here, I’m told. —It’s not a grocery list, people. You don’t grab your cart and head to aisle five to…

  16. Shea says former coaches “dropped the ball” on RG3’s fundamentals

    Apr 15, 2014, 11:55 AM EDT

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    Last week USA Today talked to Terry Shea, the quarterback guru who has worked with Robert Griffin III prior to the Redskins taking him in the draft and then again a couple of weeks ago in Arizona. The headline that made the rounds about the article was Shea saying that Griffin “looked 100 percent healthy.”…

  17. Need to Know: Will Santana Moss make the Redskins’ roster?

    Apr 15, 2014, 4:54 AM EDT

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    Here is what you need to know on this Tuesday, April 15, 23 days before the NFL draft. Nickel coverage Here are five thoughts on the state of the Redskins as we wait for the draft (May 8) and the release of the 2014 NFL schedule (date prior to May 8 TBA): DeSean Jackson has…

  18. Need to Know: Which five Redskins will benefit most from the change to Gruden?

    Apr 14, 2014, 4:44 AM EDT

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    Here is what you need to know on this Monday, April 14, 24 days before the NFL draft. Nickel coverage Here are the five Redskins most helped by the coaching change from Mike Shanahan to Jay Gruden. Brian Orakpo—I hit on this yesterday. If Jim Haslett does end up letting him go after the QB…

  19. Need to Know: The five most popular Redskins posts of the week

    Apr 13, 2014, 5:35 AM EDT

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    Here is what you need to know on this Sunday, April 13, 25 days before the NFL draft. Nickel coverage Here are our five most popular posts from the week that was. 1. Clark talks about RG3’s logo, Jackson’s absence—As it turns out those were topics of interest and discussion among some fans and some in…

  20. Need to Know: RG3, two guys named Jackson among trending Redskins

    Apr 12, 2014, 5:13 AM EDT

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    Here is what you need to know on this Saturday, April 12, 26 days before the NFL draft. Nickel coverage Here are the top five players trending on Redskins Talk this week. Robert Griffin III—The logo. Among fans, the two camps are “hate it” and “don’t care”. Ryan Clark—Yes, he talked about “the logo” in…

  21. Redskins finding that safety is a tough position to fill

    Apr 11, 2014, 11:55 AM EDT

    Rambo-vs.-Bills

    The Redskins can’t be accused of completely neglecting the safety position the past two offseasons. Last year they spent two of their seven draft picks on the position, taking Phillip Thomas in the fourth round and Bacarri Rambo in the sixth. This year they brought back Brandon Meriweather and signed veteran Ryan Clark. As Redskins…

  22. Need to Know: Five popular Redskins mock draft picks at No. 34

    Apr 11, 2014, 4:55 AM EDT

    Morgan-Moses

    Here is what you need to know on this Friday, April 11, 27 days before the NFL draft. Nickel coverage In an unscientific survey of mock drafts that extend beyond the first round, here are five names I found coming up frequently for the Redskins with the 34th pick. Morgan Moses, OT, Virginia—He’s just the…

  23. What to look for during the Redskins’ preseason games

    Apr 10, 2014, 11:55 AM EDT

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    The NFL released teams’ preseason schedules yesterday—sort of. As usual, some of the specifics were left out. We only have the exact dates for two of them and we only have kickoff time for one of those. But with opponents and sites and the order of the games determined we still have plenty to look…

  24. Need to Know: The five best receivers the Redskins will face in 2014

    Apr 10, 2014, 4:52 AM EDT

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    Here is what you need to know on this Thursday, April 10, 28 days before the NFL draft. Nickel coverage We’ve looked at the best quarterbacks and running backs the Redskins will face in 2014. Now here is a look at the top five wide receivers they will have to cover (ranked by 2013 receiving…

  25. Need to Know: The five best players drafted with the 34th pick

    Apr 9, 2014, 5:03 AM EDT

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    Here is what you need to know on this Wednesday, April 9, 29 days before the NFL draft. Nickel coverage Here are the five best players drafted with the 34th pick since the first AFL-NFL common draft in 1966. (per the Pro-Football-Reference.com Approximate Value metric): 1. LB Jack Ham, career AV 112 (drafted in 1971…

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