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  1. Redskins 53-man roster breakdown: Is Reed the MVP?

    Nov 4, 2015, 10:00 AM EDT

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    The Redskins made no deals at the deadline so the 53-man roster remains intact going into the final nine games of the season. As the break for the bye ends, let’s take a look at where they stand with some quick analysis of what to watch for. Starters in bold. Quarterback: Kirk Cousins, Colt McCoy,…

  2. Need to Know: Redskins vs. Patriots a big opportunity for Cousins

    Nov 4, 2015, 5:06 AM EDT

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    Here is what you need to know on this Wednesday, November 4, four days before the Redskins visit the New England Patriots. Five early thoughts on Redskins vs. Patriots —After the Patriots lost left tackle Nate Solder for the season a couple of weeks ago, they flipped right tackle Sebastian Vollmer, a seven-year veteran, over…

  3. Need to Know: Predicting the rest of the Redskins season

    Nov 3, 2015, 4:54 AM EDT

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    Here is what you need to know on this Tuesday, November 3, five days before the Redskins visit the New England Patriots. Predicting the rest of the Redskins season Here is what I think is going to happen in the Redskins’ remaining nine games. As usual, your opinion, agreeing or dissenting, is welcome in the…

  4. Need to Know: Will Kerrigan play against the Patriots?

    Nov 2, 2015, 5:23 AM EDT

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    Here is what you need to know on this Monday, November 2, six days before the Redskins visit the New England Patriots. Ten quick thoughts on the Redskins at the bye —I don’t think that Dustin Hopkins is a great kicker by any stretch. He’s good, maybe very good. But the Redskins just settled for…

  5. Need to Know: Ratings of Redskins’ QB Cousins vary widely

    Nov 1, 2015, 5:22 AM EDT

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    Here is what you need to know on this Sunday, November 1, seven days before the Redskins visit the New England Patriots. Five thoughts on the Redskins at the bye —It’s true that the Redskins have not beaten a team with a winning record. But the Eagles would have a winning record at 4-3 if the…

  6. Need to Know: Five Redskins who are unlikely to return in 2016

    Oct 31, 2015, 5:35 AM EDT

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    Here is what you need to know on this Saturday, October 31, 8 days before the Redskins visit the New England Patriots. 5 Redskins who are unlikely to return in 2016 We’re approaching the halfway point of the season and while the Redskins still have plenty to play for this year, the offseason comes at…

  7. Looking ahead: Predicting the Redskins’ 2016 depth chart

    Oct 30, 2015, 12:00 PM EDT

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    During the Redskins’ bye week we’re taking a look ahead at the 2016 version of the Redskins. We’ve looked at the pending free agents and at the salary cap and what adjustments can be made. Now it’s time to take out the crystal ball and see what the depth chart will look like when they…

  8. Need to Know: Five Redskins who have exceeded expectations in 2015

    Oct 30, 2015, 5:03 AM EDT

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    Here is what you need to know on this Friday, October 30, 9 days before the Redskins visit the New England Patriots. Five who have exceeded expectations We all think we have things figured out before the season starts and then they actually start playing and we are surprised. Some players we didn’t expect to…

  9. Looking ahead to 2016: Six Redskins starters set to be free agents

    Oct 29, 2015, 12:00 PM EDT

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    The Redskins have already taken care of two significant pieces of their 2016 offseason business. Just before they started training camp they signed linebacker Ryan Kerrigan to a five-year, $57.5 million contract extension. A few weeks later they locked up left tackle Trent Williams with $66 million over six years. With those two big contracts…

  10. Need to Know: What is Cousins’ future with the Redskins?

    Oct 29, 2015, 5:27 AM EDT

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    Here is what you need to know on this Thursday, October 29, 10 days before the Redskins visit the New England Patriots. What is Cousins’ future? @Rich_TandlerCSN I'd like to see a $100 in chips post about what Skins do with Cousins at the end of the season… — Markian Hawryluk (@MarkianHawryluk) October 19, 2015…

  11. Looking ahead: Redskins should have substantial salary cap space in 2016

    Oct 28, 2015, 12:00 PM EDT

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    The Redskins should have a substantial amount of salary cap room to work with as Scot McCloughan works to continue to rebuild a team that has been struggling for most of the last 25 years. As of right now, the Redskins have $142.3 million in salary cap expenditures on the books for 2016 (cap information…

  12. Need to Know: Gruden wants Jones to show more patience

    Oct 28, 2015, 5:22 AM EDT

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    Here is what you need to know on this Wednesday, October 28, 11 days before the Redskins visit the New England Patriots. Read and react Here are a few things said around Redskins Park on Tuesday and my reaction to them: Jay Gruden talking about what running back Matt Jones needs to work on to…

  13. Need to Know: Bye is coming at the right time for the Redskins

    Oct 27, 2015, 5:09 AM EDT

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    Here is what you need to know on this Tuesday, October 27, 12 days before the Redskins visit the New England Patriots. Tandler’s Take Two Tuesday: Into the bye on a high One of the topics that is bound to come up in the afterglow of the Redskins’ remarkable, improbably, historic comeback win over the…

  14. Need to Know: Redskins complete historic comeback

    Oct 26, 2015, 5:21 AM EDT

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    Here is what you need to know on this Monday, October 26, 13 days before the Redskins visit the New England Patriots. Notes and numbers on Redskins 31, Bucs 30 —The Redskins’ comeback from a 24-point deficit was the biggest deficit the team has overcome to win a game in its teams history. They have…

  15. Need to Know: Five final thoughts on Redskins vs. Bucs—Steady Garçon a key

    Oct 25, 2015, 6:53 AM EDT

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    Here is what you need to know on this Sunday, October 25, the day the Washington Redskins host the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Five final thoughts on Redskins vs. Bucs —Pierre Garçon has been a steadying presence in an offense that has been missing key players all season long. He has been targeted fewer than eight times…

  16. Need to Know: Five who need to step up for the Redskins to beat the Bucs

    Oct 24, 2015, 6:18 AM EDT

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    Here is what you need to know on this Saturday, October 24, one day before the Washington Redskins host the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. 5 who need to step up for the Redskins to beat the Bucs It’s “code red” as the Redskins take on the Bucs. In order for the Redskins to avoid going into…

  17. Need to Know: Redskins’ running game caught in a bad cycle

    Oct 23, 2015, 5:12 AM EDT

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    Here is what you need to know on this Friday, October 23, two days before the Washington Redskins host the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Read and react Some quotes from around Redskins Park on Thursday and my comments on them. Jay Gruden on the Redskins’ approach to the third quarter, where they have been outscored 78-3 (counting…

  18. Need to Know: Was Cousins’ self critique tough enough?

    Oct 22, 2015, 5:20 AM EDT

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    Here is what you need to know on this Thursday, October 22, three days before the Washington Redskins host the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Read and react Some quotes from around Redskins Park on Wednesday and my comments on them. Trent Williams on if he needs to be a more vocal leader as this critical game…

  19. State of the Redskins: Breeland the bright spot on a struggling defense

    Oct 21, 2015, 12:00 PM EDT

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    Here is where the Redskins stand in Week 7 of the NFL season. Record: 2-4, T-4th in NFC East vs. NFC East: 1-1 vs. NFC: 2-2 vs. AFC: 0-2 Home: 2-1 Away: 0-3 Key numbers changes from 2014-2015   Rankings (through Sunday’s games) Offense (yards/game): 337.8 (25th) Defense (yards/game): 340.7 (8th) Passer rating offense: 77.0 (31st) Opp passer rating: 93.4…

  20. Need to Know: Redskins need to contain Bucs’ Martin

    Oct 21, 2015, 5:05 AM EDT

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    Here is what you need to know on this Wednesday, October 21, four days before the Washington Redskins host the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Five early thoughts on Redskins vs Bucs —The Redskins are favored in this game by three and a half to four points, depending on where you look. Last year the Bucs came…

  21. Need to Know: Redskins’ season reaches a tipping point

    Oct 20, 2015, 5:22 AM EDT

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    Here is what you need to know on this Tuesday, October 20, five days before the Washington Redskins host the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Tandler’s Tuesday Take Two: The Redskins’ season is reaching a tipping point For the first four weeks of the season, all seemed to be going pretty well for the Redskins. They were…

  22. Need to Know: Redskins finally score a TD after a takeaway

    Oct 19, 2015, 6:50 AM EDT

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    Here is what you need to know on this Monday, October 19, six days before the Washington Redskins host the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. News, notes, and numbers on Jets 34, Redskins 20 —Bashaud Breeland recovered two fumbles and intercepted a pass against the Jets. He became the second player to do that this season, along…

  23. Need to Know: Five final thoughts on Redskins vs. Jets

    Oct 18, 2015, 6:23 AM EDT

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    Here is what you need to know on this Sunday, October 18, the day the Washington Redskins play the New York Jets. Five final thoughts on Redskins vs. Jets —Yes, I know. The injuries, the injuries, the injuries. Yes, there is a reason that Trent Williams ($10.6 million) has a cap number about 20 times…

  24. Need to Know: How many more wins for the Redskins this year?

    Oct 17, 2015, 5:12 AM EDT

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    Here is what you need to know on this Saturday, October 17, one day before the Washington Redskins play the New York Jets. How many will the Redskins win? The Redskins now sit at 2-3. Believe it or not, when the clock hits 10:00 to go in the second quarter tomorrow we will be a…

  25. Need to Know: Moses now in comfort zone at right tackle for the Redskins

    Oct 16, 2015, 5:13 AM EDT

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    Here is what you need to know on this Friday, October 16, two days before the Washington Redskins play the New York Jets. Read and react Comments from Jay Gruden and Joe Barry along with my reaction to them. Joe Barry on the Falcons’ last drive against his defense: Our mentality was they needed a…

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