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  1. Need to Know: Redskins quotes and notes–Hard Knocks, no-drama camp, and more

    Aug 13, 2014, 4:54 AM EDT

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    RICHMOND—Here is what you need to know on this Wednesday, August 13, five days before the Redskins host the Browns on preseason Monday night football. Nickel coverage —Will Hard Knocks come knocking in Richmond? Bruce Allen was asked about the possibility of the Redskins being on the HBO reality series. “Hard Knocks has been something…

  2. Need to Know: Redskins camp news and notes–Wrapping it up in Richmond

    Aug 12, 2014, 4:38 AM EDT

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    RICHMOND—Here is what you need to know on this Tuesday, August 12, six days before the Redskins host the Browns on preseason Monday night football. Nickel coverage —Robert Griffin III said that while Richmond has been great, the team was ready to head back north to Ashburn, even though things won’t change much as far…

  3. Redskins Monday practice report–Down then up for RG3

    Aug 11, 2014, 1:30 PM EDT

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    RICHMOND—Here we go with the final practice report from here. They will do a walkthrough on Tuesday morning before heading back to Redskins Park. —Here is some video of, you guessed it, Brian Baker doing some teaching and some motivating. —I post a lot of Instagrams with baker for two reasons. First of all, he’s…

  4. Need to Know: Redskins camp notes–Seastrunk toughs it out

    Aug 11, 2014, 5:02 AM EDT

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    RICHMOND—Here is what you need to know on this Monday, August 11, seven days before the Redskins host the Browns on preseason Monday night football. Nickel coverage — Jay Gruden named Adam Hayward special teams captain for the Patriots game. The coach was asked why he did this. “Well, when you have a special teams…

  5. Redskins Sunday practice report: A good day for the defense

    Aug 10, 2014, 1:01 PM EDT

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    RICHMOND—The good weather continued to hold out here as the Redskins continued to wind down their 2014 training camp. There was plenty of sunshine and temperatures in the 70’s. Here are my observations. —Tight ends coach Wes Phillips had a small corps of players to work with. Jordan Reed is still out, apparently still suffering…

  6. Need to Know: Notes from Redskins camp –Gruden is looking for a physical mindset

    Aug 10, 2014, 5:14 AM EDT

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    RICHMOND—Here is what you need to know on this Sunday, August 10, eight days before the Redskins host the Browns on preseason Monday night football. Nickel coverage —I tweeted yesterday that it didn’t look like there was a specific timetable for the returns of Stephen Bowen and Leonard Hankerson from the PUP list. I was…

  7. Redskins camp Saturday practice report: Garçon returns

    Aug 9, 2014, 6:48 PM EDT

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    RICHMOND—The Redskins got back to work following an off day after their preseason game against the Patriots. Here are my observations from a fairly light session at the Bon Secours Washington Redskins Training Center. —Temperatures were in the 70’s and the skies partly cloudy, continuing a remarkable string of good weather in Richmond this year.…

  8. Need to Know: Redskins have uneven special teams play vs. Patriots

    Aug 9, 2014, 4:16 AM EDT

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    RICHMOND—Here is what you need to know on this Saturday, August 9, nine days before the Redskins host the Browns on preseason Monday night football. Nickel coverage A look back at some notes and quotes from the Redskins preseason game against the Patriots before the final days of training camp start up. —Some think that…

  9. Need to Know: Redskins control ball and clock vs. Patriots

    Aug 8, 2014, 6:45 AM EDT

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    RICHMOND—Here is what you need to know on this Friday, August 8, 10 days before the Redskins host the Browns on preseason Monday night football. Nickel coverage With the usual preseason caveat that numbers are not always valid due to uneven competition, here’s a look at some stats from last nights Redskins-Patriots preseason game. —Colt…

  10. Need to Know: Five things to look for in Redskins vs. Patriots

    Aug 7, 2014, 5:34 AM EDT

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    RICHMOND—Here is what you need to know on this Thursday, August 7, 11 days before the Redskins host the Browns on preseason Monday night football. Nickel coverage Here are five things to look for in tonight’s Redskins-Patriots preseason game: —How does RG3 play? Don’t get there or tune in late or you might miss Griffin’s…

  11. Redskins, Patriots walk through final practice

    Aug 6, 2014, 11:30 AM EDT

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    RICHMOND—The Redskins and Patriots held their third and final joint practice session today. After two lively, hard-hitting sessions, we due for a letdown and we got it. Some of the players wore light pads, some wore no pads at all. They wore helmets but I’m not sure they needed them. The pace was a little…

  12. Yes, the Patriots are better than the Redskins, but we already knew that

    Aug 6, 2014, 9:30 AM EDT

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    RICHMOND—Last year, the Redskins and their fans got a reminder of just how little preseason games mean. They went 4-0 during the practice games and looked pretty good in doing so. That was followed by a thud of a 3-13 regular season. Here’s a pro tip for you—joint training camp practices mean even less than…

  13. Need to Know: Brady says RG3 is facing different challenges than he did

    Aug 6, 2014, 4:56 AM EDT

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    RICHMOND—Here is what you need to know on this Wednesday, August 6, one day before the Redskins open the preseason against the Patriots. Nickel coverage —Brady and Belichick have been together for 15 years. Gruden and Griffin have known each other for about six months. The Redskins’ coach dreams of getting to where Belichick is.…

  14. Redskins-Patriots practice report, Day 2: Rookie Grant savvy beyond his years

    Aug 5, 2014, 6:15 PM EDT

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    RICHMOND—The Redskins took the field against the Patriots for a second straight day in borderline steamy conditions. A crowd of 21,665, the biggest of training camp so far, was on hand. Here are my observations. —I’m not so sure that there is going to be an actual punting competition. Robert Malone is pretty consistent with…

  15. Need to Know: Redskins camp notes and quotes: Robinson misses out on Gronk

    Aug 5, 2014, 5:50 AM EDT

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    RICHMOND—Here is what you need to know on this Tuesday, August 5, two days before the Redskins open the preseason against the Patriots. Nickel coverage —The Redskins released their depth chart and Santana Moss was the top punt returner with DeSean Jackson second. If Moss and Jackson combine to return as many as five punts…

  16. Redskins-Patriots joint practice report, Day 1: RG3 watches the master

    Aug 4, 2014, 1:41 PM EDT

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    RICHMOND—Tom Brady, Bill Belichick and company showed up here today for their joint practice with the Redskins and they all put on a good show for a packed house at Washington’s training facility. There was a lot going on, with eight or 10 activities going on spread across the two main fields plus the drill…

  17. Need to Know: 5 things to look for during Redskins-Patriots practices

    Aug 4, 2014, 4:43 AM EDT

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    RICHMOND—Here is what you need to know on this Monday, August 4, three days before the Redskins open the preseason against the Patriots. Nickel coverage The Redskins and Patriots start three days of joint practices today at the Bon Secours Washington Redskins Training Center. Here are some things to look for. —The Redskins’ practices have…

  18. Redskins’ Haslett: Amerson ‘night and day’ from last year

    Aug 3, 2014, 12:00 PM EDT

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    The Redskins are relying on CB David Amerson to step up this year. According to the defensive coordinator, so far, so good. RICHMOND—On the list of concerns for the Redskins coming into training camp, one was David Amerson. He was slated to take a step up from the nickel cornerback spot he occupied last year…

  19. Redskins DE Jarvis Jenkins rising to the challenge

    Aug 3, 2014, 10:00 AM EDT

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    Jarvis Jenkins is responding to the challenges of depth chart competition on the team and a contract year for himself. RICHMOND—Defensive end Jarvis Jenkins came into training camp fighting for his football life. Even though he has started 19 games over the past two seasons after missing all of his rookie season with a torn…

  20. Need to Know: Redskins camp news and notes, Day 9–Orakpo says there’s a lot of work to do

    Aug 3, 2014, 4:44 AM EDT

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    RICHMOND—Here is what you need to know on this Sunday, August 3, four days before the Redskins open the preseason against the Patriots. Nickel coverage News, notes, and quotes from Day 9 of Redskins training camp. —Sacks tend to get blamed on the O-line but a back who misses a blitz pickup can be responsible…

  21. Redskins practice report Day 9: Appreciating the fans

    Aug 2, 2014, 2:32 PM EDT

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    RICHMOND—It was Fan Appreciation Day for the Redskins and an announced crowd of 20,447 made its way in to the Bon Secours Washington Redskins Training Center on an overcast but dry Saturday. The team decided to put on a good show for them and showed up in full pads. Here are my observations from practice.…

  22. Need to Know: Redskins camp news and notes, Day 8: Practicing in the elements

    Aug 2, 2014, 5:07 AM EDT

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    RICHMOND—Here is what you need to know on this Saturday, August 2, five days before the Redskins open the preseason against the Patriots. Nickel coverage News, notes, and quotes from Day 8 of Redskins training camp. —Sometimes some of us in the media make too big a deal out of a little bit of rain.…

  23. Redskins practice report, Day 8: Two-minue drills

    Aug 1, 2014, 1:38 PM EDT

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    RICHMOND—Friday saw a return of some rain, mostly light, and a visit from the governor of Virginia. Here is my practice report, which is slightly abbreviated since I was unable to watch all of practice. I’m augmenting it with some tweets from my colleague Tarik El-Bashir —Yesterday they started up practice with the full kickoff…

  24. Need to Know: Redskins camp news and notes, Day 7–Continuity in the running game

    Aug 1, 2014, 5:01 AM EDT

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    RICHMOND—Here is what you need to know on this Friday, August 1, six days before the Redskins open the preseason against the Patriots. Nickel coverage News, notes, and quotes from Day 7 of Redskins training camp. —Yesterday we touched on Alfred Morris possibly catching some more passes. But catching more passes means being in the…

  25. Redskins practice report, Day 7: Focus on details

    Jul 31, 2014, 1:08 PM EDT

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    RICHMOND—All of the pre-camp talk about being here this year was about the heat, how the law of averages would catch up with last year’s relatively mild conditions and we would run into scorching temperatures this year. But the law of averages isn’t in play so far this year. Between some rain, the 8:35 start…

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