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  1. Need to Know: How many wins to take the NFC East?

    Jul 7, 2016, 5:16 AM EDT

    Hall TD vs Eagles

    Here is what you need to know on this Thursday, July 7, 21 days before the Washington Redskins start training camp in Richmond. Timeline —The Redskins last played a game 179 days ago. It will be 67 days until they host the Steelers in their 2016 season opener. —Days until: Franchise tag contract deadline 8; Preseason opener…

  2. Need to Know: Redskins by the numbers—Fixing third-quarter woes

    Jul 6, 2016, 5:03 AM EDT

    Jordan-Reed-fumble-vs-Panthers

    Here is what you need to know on this Wednesday, July 6, 22 days before the Washington Redskins start training camp in Richmond. Timeline —The Redskins last played a game 178 days ago. It will be 68 days until they host the Steelers in their 2016 season opener. —Days until: Franchise tag contract deadline 9; Preseason opener…

  3. Need to Know: Redskins’ Norman should live up to expectations this year

    Jul 5, 2016, 5:03 AM EDT

    Norman-minicamp-2-USAT

    Here is what you need to know on this Tuesday, July 5, 23 days before the Washington Redskins start training camp in Richmond. Timeline —The Redskins last played a game 177 days ago. It will be 69 days until they host the Steelers in their 2016 season opener. —Days until: Franchise tag contract deadline 10; Preseason opener…

  4. Need to Know: Under the radar Redskins storylines

    Jul 4, 2016, 5:56 AM EDT

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    Here is what you need to know on this Monday, July 4, 24 days before the Washington Redskins start training camp in Richmond. Happy Independence Day! Timeline —The Redskins last played a game 176 days ago. It will be 70 days until they host the Steelers in their 2016 season opener. —Days until: Franchise tag contract deadline…

  5. Need to Know: How much will the Redskins defense improve?

    Jul 3, 2016, 6:20 AM EDT

    Redskins-defense-tackling-USAT

    Here is what you need to know on this Sunday, July 3, 25 days before the Washington Redskins start training camp in Richmond. Timeline —The Redskins last played a game 175 days ago. It will be 71 days until they host the Steelers in their 2016 season opener. —Days until: Franchise tag contract deadline 12; Preseason opener…

  6. Need to Know: The Redskins week that was—Questions about D-line linger

    Jul 2, 2016, 4:59 AM EDT

    D-line-vs-Patriots

    Here is what you need to know on this Saturday, July 2, 26 days before the Washington Redskins start training camp in Richmond. Timeline —The Redskins last played a game 174 days ago. It will be 72 days until they host the Steelers in their 2016 season opener. —Days until: Franchise tag contract deadline 13; Preseason opener…

  7. Need to Know: Luck’s extension was no surprise to Redskins, Cousins

    Jul 1, 2016, 5:13 AM EDT

    Luck passing vs Redskins 2

    Here is what you need to know on this Friday, July 1, 27 days before the Washington Redskins start training camp in Richmond. Timeline —The Redskins last played a game 173 days ago. It will be 73 days until they host the Steelers in their 2016 season opener. —Days until: Franchise tag contract deadline 14; Preseason opener…

  8. A $20 million yearly average is now the floor for a Cousins deal

    Jun 30, 2016, 9:04 AM EDT

    Cousins-passing-vs.-Cowboys-2

    The floor keeps getting higher for Kirk Cousins. In March, when Brock Osweiler jumped from the Broncos to the Texans for a contract that averages $18 million per year, that was generally accepted to be a floor for a Kirk Cousins deal. Osweiler had just seven NFL starts under his belt and his play was…

  9. Need to Know: Are the Cowboys the Redskins’ biggest threat in the NFC East?

    Jun 30, 2016, 5:37 AM EDT

    Redskins-Cowboys-lines

    Here is what you need to know on this Thursday, June 30, 28 days before the Washington Redskins start training camp in Richmond. Timeline —The Redskins last played a game 172 days ago. It will be 74 days until they host the Steelers in their 2016 season opener. —Days until: Franchise tag contract deadline 15; Preseason opener…

  10. Need to Know: Three Redskins up, three down from a year ago

    Jun 29, 2016, 5:58 AM EDT

    Quinton-Dunbar-vs-Cowboys-USAT

    Here is what you need to know on this Wednesday, June 29, 29 days before the Washington Redskins start training camp in Richmond. Timeline —The Redskins last played a game 171 days ago. It will be 75 days until they host the Steelers in their 2016 season opener. —Days until: Franchise tag contract deadline 16; Preseason opener…

  11. Need to Know: Ranking the Redskins’ rookies—Who will have the most impact in 2016?

    Jun 28, 2016, 5:36 AM EDT

    Doctson-rookie-camp-AP

    Here is what you need to know on this Tuesday, June 28, 30 days before the Washington Redskins start training camp in Richmond. Timeline —The Redskins last played a game 170 days ago. It will be 76 days until they host the Steelers in their 2016 season opener. —Days until: Franchise tag contract deadline 17; Preseason opener…

  12. Red zone and third down improvement will be hard to come by for Redskins’ offense

    Jun 27, 2016, 9:23 AM EDT

    Matt-Jones-TD-vs-Rams-USAT

    The Redskins did a good job of improving in some key areas last year. In 2014 they were woeful when it came to converting third downs with a rate of 31.5 percent, 30th in the NFL. Last year they converted 43.5 percent of third downs, fifth in the league. And after getting TDs on 47.9…

  13. Need to Know: The top five defenses the Redskins will face in 2016

    Jun 27, 2016, 4:41 AM EDT

    Reed-vs-Panthers

    Here is what you need to know on this Monday, June 27, 31 days before the Washington Redskins start training camp in Richmond. Timeline —The Redskins last played a game 169 days ago. It will be 77 days until they host the Steelers in their 2016 season opener. —Days until: Franchise tag contract deadline 18; Preseason opener…

  14. Need to Know: Do the Redskins need to lock up Cousins before Luck signs?

    Jun 26, 2016, 5:44 AM EDT

    Cousins-Luck

    Here is what you need to know on this Sunday, June 26, 32 days before the Washington Redskins start training camp in Richmond. Timeline —The Redskins last played a game 168 days ago. It will be 78 days until they host the Steelers in their 2016 season opener. —Days until: Franchise tag contract deadline 19; Preseason opener…

  15. Need to Know: The Redskins week that was—Cousins on the rise

    Jun 25, 2016, 6:10 AM EDT

    Cousins-at-line-vs.-Giants

    Here is what you need to know on this Saturday, June 25, 33 days before the Washington Redskins start training camp in Richmond. Timeline —The Redskins last played a game 167 days ago. It will be 79 days until they host the Steelers in their 2016 season opener. —Days until: Franchise tag contract deadline 20; Preseason opener…

  16. Need to Know: The top five receivers the Redskins will face in 2016

    Jun 24, 2016, 5:28 AM EDT

    Antonio-Brown-vs-Bengals-USAT

    Here is what you need to know on this Friday, June 24, 34 days before the Washington Redskins start training camp in Richmond. Timeline —The Redskins last played a game 166 days ago. It will be 80 days until they host the Steelers in their 2016 season opener. —Days until: Franchise tag contract deadline 21; Preseason opener…

  17. Need to Know: RB Arian Foster says he’s ready to go—should the Redskins call?

    Jun 23, 2016, 4:43 AM EDT

    Arian-Foster-USAT

    Here is what you need to know on this Thursday, June 23, 35 days before the Washington Redskins start training camp in Richmond. Timeline —The Redskins last played a game 165 days ago. It will be 81 days until they host the Steelers in their 2016 season opener. —Days until: Redskins training camp starts 35; Preseason opener…

  18. Balanced salary structure helps Redskins stay under the cap

    Jun 22, 2016, 9:25 AM EDT

    McCloughan-sideline

    Since the offseason started the Redskins have been quite busy spending money. They put the franchise tag on Kirk Cousins, signed free agent cornerback Josh Norman, gave Jordan Reed a contract extension, and decided to retain wide receivers Pierre Garçon (cap number $10.2 million) and DeSean Jackson ($9.25 million). And they did it without busting…

  19. Need to Know: The top five running backs the Redskins will face in 2016

    Jun 22, 2016, 5:20 AM EDT

    Peterson-vs-Redskins

    Here is what you need to know on this Wednesday, June 22, 36 days before the Washington Redskins start training camp in Richmond. Timeline —The Redskins last played a game 164 days ago. It will be 82 days until they host the Steelers in their 2016 season opener. —Days until: Redskins training camp starts 36; Preseason opener…

  20. Redskins post-minicamp 53-man roster projection, defense

    Jun 21, 2016, 8:43 AM EDT

    Golston-minicamp-USAT

    The Redskins currently have 89 players on their roster. Between now and September 3 they will cut that down to 53 players. Here are my projections of who will end up on the roster on defense when the dust settles and that roster is turned in. Yesterday I did the offensive projection. Starters in bold. Defense (25)…

  21. Need to Know: The five best quarterbacks the Redskins will face in 2016

    Jun 21, 2016, 5:12 AM EDT

    Roethlisberger-at-line-USAT

    Here is what you need to know on this Tuesday, June 21, 37 days before the Washington Redskins start training camp in Richmond. Timeline —The Redskins last played a game 163 days ago. It will be 83 days until they host the Steelers in their 2016 season opener. —Days until: Redskins training camp starts 37; Preseason opener…

  22. Redskins post-minicamp 53-man roster projection, offense

    Jun 20, 2016, 8:42 AM EDT

    Cousins-McCoy-minicamp-2016-USAT

    The Redskins currently have 89 players on their roster. Between now and September 3 they will cut that down to 53 players. Here are my projections of who will end up on the roster on offense when the dust settles and that roster is turned in. Today we’ll look at the offense and here is the…

  23. Need to Know: Is Kirk Cousins bluffing about playing on the tag?

    Jun 20, 2016, 5:03 AM EDT

    Cousins-at-line-vs-Saints

    Here is what you need to know on this Monday, June 20, 38 days before the Washington Redskins start training camp in Richmond. Timeline —The Redskins last played a game 162 days ago. It will be 84 days until they host the Steelers in their 2016 season opener. —Days until: Redskins training camp starts 38; Preseason opener…

  24. Need to Know: Five Redskins with a lot at stake in 2016

    Jun 19, 2016, 6:40 AM EDT

    Hall-vs-Bills-USAT

    Here is what you need to know on this Sunday, June 19, 39 days before the Washington Redskins start training camp in Richmond. Timeline —The Redskins last played a game 161 days ago. It will be 85 days until they host the Steelers in their 2016 season opener. —Days until: Redskins training camp starts 39; Preseason opener…

  25. Need to Know: The Redskins week that was includes starter turnover, stability in key spots

    Jun 18, 2016, 5:51 AM EDT

    Jones-minicamp-2016-USAT

    Here is what you need to know on this Saturday, June 18, 40 days before the Washington Redskins start training camp in Richmond. Timeline —The Redskins last played a game 160 days ago. It will be 86 days until they host the Steelers in their 2016 season opener. —Days until: Redskins training camp starts 40; Preseason opener…

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