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

    Apr 10, 2014, 11:55 AM EST

    Joe-Flacco-vs.-PITT

    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…

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

    Apr 10, 2014, 4:52 AM EST

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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…

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

    Apr 9, 2014, 5:03 AM EST

    Chris-Snee

    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…

  4. Should the Redskins draft a receiver?

    Apr 8, 2014, 2:55 PM EST

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    As we noted yesterday, the Redskins have eight wide receivers on the roster. NFL teams generally carry a dozen receivers during minicamps and training camp so they will almost certainly add some wide receivers to the roster. The question is, will they add camp fodder, bodies who will catch passes in practice, try go get…

  5. Need to Know: Five Redskins who will be under the most pressure in 2014

    Apr 8, 2014, 4:58 AM EST

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    Here is what you need to know on this Tuesday, April 8, 30 days before the NFL draft. Nickel coverage Here are five Redskins who will be under pressure to perform in 2014: Robert Griffin III—If you need an explanation here, you need to turn in your football fan card. David Amerson—If a second-round pick…

  6. Will the Redskins look for any more outside linebackers?

    Apr 7, 2014, 12:09 PM EST

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    A couple of weeks ago we wondered what the Redskins would do for depth at inside linebacker. They had just starters Brian Orakpo and Ryan Kerrigan and second-year player Brandon Jenkins as likely candidates to make the team. They now have at least part of the answer. Just when it was looking like they would…

  7. Need to Know: Can the Redskins get the most out of Jackson in 2014?

    Apr 7, 2014, 4:50 AM EST

    D-Jackson-vs-Redskins

    Here is what you need to know on this Monday, April 7, 31 days before the NFL draft. Nickel coverage Five quick thoughts about the Redskins as they start up their offseason workout program: 1. Will the Redskins maximize Jackson’s talents this year? I’m looking at what Mike Wallace did in Miami last year. I…

  8. Redskins’ salary cap space tight but no real urgency to create more

    Apr 6, 2014, 11:25 AM EST

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    After signing four veteran players in the past 10 days, including wide receiver DeSean Jackson, the Redskins’ cap space is getting tight, with just over $2.5 million left. That’s less than all but three NFL teams. However, there is no particular urgency for them to do anything about it. They released three players on Saturday…

  9. Mock Draft 7.0, Jackson coverage among week’s most popular Redskins posts

    Apr 6, 2014, 4:58 AM EST

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    Here is what you need to know on this Sunday, April 6, one day before the start of offseason workouts. Nickel coverage Here are our five most popular posts from the week that was. 1. Can the Redskins afford DeSean Jackson?—Before Jackson even arrived to visit there was sky-high interest on the possibility of the free…

  10. Jackson hit piece lacking in specifics

    Apr 5, 2014, 9:44 AM EST

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    We’ve been waiting for it and on Friday we got it—a gloves-off bashing of DeSean Jackson emanating from the so-called City of Brotherly Love. A CBS Philly post quotes a number of “sources close to and around” the Eagles in a takedown of Jackson in painting a picture of him as an all-round bad guy…

  11. Need to Know: The five most talked about Redskins players this week

    Apr 5, 2014, 5:06 AM EST

    DeAngelo Hall

    Here is what you need to know on this Saturday, April 5, two days before the Redskins start their offseason workouts. Nickel coverage Here are the five most talked about people this week on Redskins Talk. DeAngelo Hall—He was doubly happy about the DeSean Jackson signing. No more will he have to worry about needing…

  12. McGlynn could push for starting role on Redskins’ O-line

    Apr 4, 2014, 11:55 AM EST

    Mike-McGlynn

    Two days after Jay Gruden talked about the planned lineup at the middle of the offensive line, the Redskins put another name into the mix that could continue the transformation of the offensive line. Gruden said that the plan was to have newly-signed Shawn Lauvao play left guard and move Kory Lichtensteiger from left guard…

  13. Need to Know: The next five things on Gruden and the Redskins’ to-do list

    Apr 4, 2014, 5:35 AM EST

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    Here is what you need to know on this Friday, April 4, three days before the Redskins start their offseason workouts. Nickel coverage Here are five things that are next for the Redskins after the DeSean Jackson signing. Get on the field—Offseason workouts start on Monday. The first phase is conditioning and the only use…

  14. Contract ties Jackson to Redskins for two years

    Apr 3, 2014, 11:55 AM EST

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    Yesterday when we looked at the preliminary numbers (3 years, $24 million) from DeSean Jackson’s contract we said that we would have to wait for the details before we could figure out in there was a winner and a loser in the negotiation. We got the details and the deal appears to be a win-win.…

  15. Need to Know: The five most important Jackson storylines

    Apr 3, 2014, 4:39 AM EST

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    Here is what you need to know on this Thursday, April 3, four days before the Redskins start their offseason workouts. Nickel coverage Here are yesterday’s five most important DeSean Jackson story lines: Jackson signs for 3 years, $24 million with $16 million guaranteed—There are some details that need to be sorted through but the…

  16. Redskins sign DeSean Jackson; press release and quotes

    Apr 2, 2014, 1:25 PM EST

    D-Jackson-vs-Redskins

    LOUDOUN COUNTY, Va. – The Washington Redskins announced today that they have signed free agent wide receiver DeSean Jackson. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. Jackson (5-10, 175) was originally selected by the Philadelphia Eagles in the second round (49th overall) of the 2008 NFL Draft. He has appeared in 87 regular season games with 86…

  17. Releases, restructures may follow Jackson contract with Redskins

    Apr 2, 2014, 9:38 AM EST

    Stephen-Bowen

    Now that we know that the top-line numbers on DeSean Jackson’s contract we know that they are going to have some work to do on their salary cap. When I posted about how the Redskins might structure a Jackson contract a few days ago, I looked to the six-year, $54 million deal that Jairus Byrd…

  18. Need to Know: Which Redskins will be most affected by Jackson signing?

    Apr 2, 2014, 3:32 AM EST

    RG3-passing-vs.-Lions

    Here is what you need to know on this Wednesday, April 2, five days before the Redskins start their offseason workouts. Nickel coverage Which current Redskins would be most affected by the Redskins landing DeSean Jackson? Here’s a look at five who will either benefit or be negatively affected by Jackson in burgundy and gold.…

  19. Need to Know: Five angles on Jackson and the Redskins

    Apr 1, 2014, 9:41 AM EST

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    With the DeSean Jackson visit to Redskins Park ongoing today, here are five angles on about the situation.

  20. Need to Know: DeSean Jackson’s five biggest plays vs. the Redskins

    Mar 31, 2014, 4:58 AM EST

    D-Jackson-vs-Redskins

    Here is what you need to know on this Monday, March 31, seven days before the Redskins start their offseason workouts. Nickel coverage We don’t know if DeSean Jackson is going to play for the Redskins but we do know that he’s not going to be playing for Eagles. With his career in Philly over,…

  21. Can the Redskins afford to sign DeSean Jackson?

    Mar 30, 2014, 8:57 AM EST

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    Can the Redskins afford to sign DeSean Jackson? It’s a simple question with a complex answer. The short answer is yes. Despite the fact that they have about $7 million in cap room left for the 2014 season, they could construct a contract that would meet Jackson’s contract demands, which likely would be something in…

  22. Need to Know: DB’s, DeSean, depth chart highlight week’s top five Redskins posts

    Mar 30, 2014, 5:59 AM EST

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    Here is what you need to know on this Sunday, March 30, eight days before the start of offseason workouts. Nickel coverage Here are our five most popular posts from the week that was. 1. Allen: Thomas was going to start at safety last year—The GM’s revelation here created questions about the plans the team…

  23. Need to Know: Gruden, Orakpo trending on Redskins Talk this week

    Mar 29, 2014, 5:42 AM EST

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    Here is what you need to know on this Saturday, March 29, nine days before the Redskins start their offseason workouts. Nickel coverage Here are five top trending names on Redskins Talk this week: Jay Gruden—The Redskins new head coach didn’t have any earth-shattering news to reveal but he dropped a number of interesting tidbits…

  24. Gruden wants Morris to catch a few more passes

    Mar 28, 2014, 11:27 AM EST

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    Jay Gruden thinks that Alfred Morris needs to catch some more passes. Gruden isn’t talking about having the third-year running back step into the role they may have envisioned for Darren Sproles, the Saints running back who was rumored to be going to the Redskins before the Eagles traded for him. Sproles caught at least…

  25. Need to Know: The Redskins’ five biggest weekly paychecks

    Mar 28, 2014, 5:10 AM EST

    Cofield-vs-Raiders

    Here is what you need to know on this Friday, March 28, 10 days before the Redskins start their offseason workouts. Nickel coverage Yesterday I tweeted out what Brian Orakpo’s weekly paycheck will look like now that he has signed his franchise tender. That drew some interest so let’s take a look at the top…

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