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  1. Titans’ Munchak: ‘We want to win’

    Aug 8, 2013, 2:25 PM EST

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    Don’t try to tell Titan’s coach Mike Munchak that preseason games are meaningless. He means business. “We want to win,” he said this week. “That’s it. We want to win. I don’t look at it any other way. I’m not going to sit here and say, ‘Well we played so-and-so, that’s why we didn’t win.’…

  2. ESPN special on RG3 out later this month

    Aug 8, 2013, 9:14 AM EST

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    Robert Griffin III will be the subject of an hour-long special on ESPN on August 27. The film, which chronicles Griffin’s rookie season, knee injury, rehab and even part of this year’s training camp, is produced by Gatorade and NFL Films. It was filmed at multiple locations both on and off the field. This 49-second…

  3. Need to Know: Big opportunity for Gettis

    Aug 8, 2013, 5:00 AM EST

    Adam Gettis

    RICHMOND—Here is what you need to know on this Thursday, August 8, the day the Redskins open their preseason against the Titans. Join us for our game chat It’s been 214 days since the last one so we know that you can’t wait for our game chat tonight. We’ll get going at about 7:30 to…

  4. Need to Know: Secondary of the future on display?

    Aug 7, 2013, 6:21 AM EST

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    RICHMOND—Here is what you need to know on this Wednesday, August 7, one day before the Redskins open their preseason against the Titans. Joins us for our game chat It’s been 213 days since the last one so we know that you can’t wait for our game chat tomorrow. We’ll get going at about 7:30…

  5. Redskins Tuesday practice: RG3 off (sort of)

    Aug 6, 2013, 6:22 PM EST

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    RICHMOND–Here’s a look at today’s practice via the tweets of Tandler and Tarik. Don’t look for RG3’s passing stats because he did not participate in 7 on 7 drills. It was a partial day of for Griffin, who will get three more days off as he will not be playing on Thursday when the Redskins…

  6. Shanahan won’t repeat mistake

    Aug 6, 2013, 11:03 AM EST

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    RICHMOND—The last time that there were questions about the health of the right knee of Robert Griffin III the quarterback told the coach that he could play on it. The coach believed him and let him play. That was seven months ago today during the Redskins’ playoff game against the Seahawks. The result, of course,…

  7. AM walkthrough rained out in RVA

    Aug 6, 2013, 9:29 AM EST

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    Here is the latest from the Redskins via Twitter: Due to rain, the morning walkthrough session of today’s open practices are CLOSED to the public. #Redskins will practice elsewhere. — Redskins (@Redskins) August 6, 2013 At this point, no change has been made to afternoon practice schedule. Gates will open at 1 PM for 3:20…

  8. Need to Know: Extra duty for Cousins

    Aug 6, 2013, 5:27 AM EST

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    RICHMOND—Here is what you need to know on this Tuesday, August 6, two days before the Redskins open their preseason against the Titans. Cousins will pull extra duty in preseason Kirk Cousins is in an odd spot. Since Robert Griffin III is only a partial participant in training camp practices, Cousins is the No. 1…

  9. Practice report: Things get a bit feisty

    Aug 5, 2013, 6:07 PM EST

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    We’re going to try something different today, a look at today’s practice through the tweets of Tandler and Tarik, your CSNwashington.com Redskins coverage team. Not quite Saturday but another solid crowd here in #RVA #RedskinsTalk pic.twitter.com/1KkjuWJePY — Rich Tandler (@Rich_TandlerCSN) August 5, 2013 Chris Thompson also in pads (a good sign for him). #RedskinsTalk pic.twitter.com/vZEc4bjMhn…

  10. Coach RG3?

    Aug 5, 2013, 1:52 PM EST

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    RICHMOND—Robert Griffin III isn’t going to retire any time soon, hopefully not until sometime around the 2030 season. But he may want to have a future as a coach and it looks like he wants to start training for it on Thursday. During his Monday press conference, the rehabbing quarterback was asked how he would…

  11. On Thursday, a glimpse at what could have been

    Aug 5, 2013, 11:25 AM EST

    Jake-Locker

    RICHMOND—The Redskins and their fans should get a glimpse of what might have been on Thursday when Jake Locker starts at quarterback for the Titans. Going into the 2011 draft, there was plenty of chatter that Mike Shanahan was enamored with the athletic Locker going back to the quarterback’s sophomore year with the Washington Huskies.…

  12. Need to Know: Redskins, RG3 near next phase

    Aug 5, 2013, 4:55 AM EST

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    RICHMOND—Here is what you need to know on this Monday, August 5, three days before the Redskins open their preseason against the Titans. Starting the next phase The Redskins are transitioning into the second stage of their training camp. After nine days of practices in a 10-day span and doing nothing but hitting each other…

  13. The Week That Was: What can Davis and Garçon do together?

    Aug 4, 2013, 7:08 AM EST

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    RICHMOND—Here is what you need to know on this Sunday, August 4, four days before the Redskins play the Titans in their preseason opener. That Was the Week That Was —The Redskins have just three full practices next week and so don’t look for any major changes to what Robert Griffin III does. Mike Shanahan…

  14. Already crowded in Richmond

    Aug 3, 2013, 9:21 PM EST

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    It’s crowded at the Bon Secours Washington Redskins Training Center already and we’re still a ways from the start of the Fan Appreciation Day activities. If you’re planning on coming, be patient. Yeah, it’s already packed. #RedskinsTalk #RedskinsRVA pic.twitter.com/ZhCju6rNrz — Rich Tandler (@Rich_TandlerCSN) August 3, 2013 Even the end zone. #RedskinsTalk #RedskinsRVA pic.twitter.com/BxLp1dMe0Q — Rich…

  15. Practice report: Redskins in full pads

    Aug 3, 2013, 4:17 PM EST

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    RICHMOND—It was Fan Appreciation Day, it was crowded, and it was hot. And they had a lively two-hour practice to wrap up the week in Richmond. —The Redskins practiced in full pads for the first time on Saturday. Under Mike Shanahan the team has usually practices in shorts but with new rules requiring players to…

  16. Need to Know: Will Barnett play special teams?

    Aug 3, 2013, 5:53 AM EST

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    RICHMOND—Here is what you need to know on this Saturday, August 3, five days before the Redskins open their preseason against the Titans. Will Barnett play special teams? Usually, backup linebackers play special teams. They are some of the best athletes on the team and have a combination of size and speed that makes the…

  17. 10 Redskins predate Shanahan’s arrival

    Aug 2, 2013, 3:18 PM EST

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    DeAngelo Hall

    RICHMOND—And now there are ten. The Redskins put out their media release for their first preseason game and in the mountain of information there is a chart that tells you when each current member of the team joined the Redskins and how they came into the league. The chart reveals that we are one away…

  18. Redskins have multiple scenarios at tackle

    Aug 2, 2013, 2:35 PM EST

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    RICHMOND—The depth chart at right tackle is perfectly clear. Well, sort of anyway. “You take a look at our tackle situation and I think it is very obvious to everybody who is first, second and third team right now, but there’s a lot of different scenarios that can occur,” Mike Shanahan said this week. So…

  19. Need to Know: Meriweather still recovering from ACL

    Aug 2, 2013, 6:00 AM EST

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    RICHMOND—Here is what you need to know on this Friday, August 2, six days before the Redskins open their preseason against the Titans. Don’t worry about Meriweather–yet The Redskins have had seven days of training camp practices and Brandon Meriweather has participated in very few of them. Although the starting strong safety often dresses in…

  20. Is Barnett Fletcher’s successor?

    Aug 1, 2013, 2:13 PM EST

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    RICHMOND—Was Nick Barnett brought in to be London Fletcher’s successor? First, let’s establish that we don’t know for sure if Fletcher is going to go anywhere next year. He has not addressed the issue of retirement and he probably won’t do so until after the season is over. But Fletcher will be 39 by the…

  21. Need to Know: Redskins playing without a full deck

    Aug 1, 2013, 4:52 AM EST

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    RICHMOND—Here is what you need to know on this Thursday, August 1, seven days before the Redskins open their preseason against the Titans. Redskins short handed but have enough to get by According to the NFL, the Redskins have 90 players on their roster. But truth be told they are working with fewer than that.…

  22. Wednesday practice report: RG3 edition

    Jul 31, 2013, 6:43 PM EST

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    RICHMOND—We’re in Day 6 of training camp and after a while the regular practice reports, while they are fun to do, all start to sound alike. So I thought I’d do something different today—focus on one player. It would have to be someone who would do enough during practice to fill up a whole post.…

  23. Fans of all ages love RG3

    Jul 31, 2013, 1:48 PM EST

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    RICHMOND–You know, those of us in the media might be guilty of fawning over Robert Griffin III sometimes. But then you see a picture like this, Griffin getting a kiss from 99-year-old Georgia Poole of Prince George County in Virginia and you relize that maybe you can’t say too many good things about the guy.

  24. Garçon puts in extra work

    Jul 31, 2013, 12:44 PM EST

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    RICHMOND–Some might think that Pierre Garçon has it made. He signed a $42 million free agent contract with the Redskins a year ago. His value to the team was pretty clearly established last year when they went 9-1 with him in the lineup and 1-5 without him. But Garçon apparently believes that he still has…

  25. Need to Know: Kerrigan seeks consistency

    Jul 31, 2013, 5:56 AM EST

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    RICHMOND—Here is what you need to know on this Tuesday, July 30, nine days before the Redskins open their preseason against the Titans. Kerrigan seeks to improve consistency Ryan Kerrigan was asked yesterday what he wants to work on and improve this season. The third-year linebacker wants to develop more pass-rushing moves to bring some…

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