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  1. Cofield: Rak makes the whole defense better

    Aug 11, 2013, 2:55 PM EST

    Orakpo-vs.-TEN

    RICHMOND—All of the talk about the return of Brian Orakpo after he missed 14 games last season has centered on how much his presence will help Ryan Kerrigan. If Orakpo can play as well as he has in the past, or even better, that should help draw attention away from Kerrigan and allow him to…

  2. TW3: Redskins will deal Cousins–someday

    Aug 11, 2013, 7:00 AM EST

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    RICHMOND—Here is what you need to know on this Sunday, August 10, eight days before the Redskins host the Steelers at FedEx Field. That Was the Week That Was —It’s as simple as this—you want a coach who is overly protective of his players’ health when they are rehabbing from injuries and you want a…

  3. Davis looks sharp in return to action

    Aug 10, 2013, 11:55 AM EST

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    RICHMOND—Fred Davis is back and, if his performance on Thursday night is any indication, he could be better than ever. Davis had been sidelined since Week 7 of last year, when he tore his Achilles tendon against the Giants. Most six-year veterans treat the preseason opener with a yawn but Davis appeared to be quite…

  4. Need to Know: Redskins vs. Titans game notes

    Aug 10, 2013, 6:36 AM EST

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    Grossman-line vs. Titans

    RICHMOND—Here is what you need to know on this Saturday, August 10, 9 days before the Redskins play the Steelers at FedEx Field. What I’m looking for today Here are a few notes on Thursday night’s preseason game for you to digest as the Redskins resume training camp today (presented with the caveat that preseason…

  5. Need to Know: Alfred can swing away

    Aug 9, 2013, 6:52 AM EST

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    Here is what you need to know on this Friday, August 9, 10 days before the Redskins play the Steelers at FedEx Field. NFL: Alfred’s HR swing OK if done correctly Contrary to earlier reports, Alfred Morris will be able to swing away when he scores a touchdown as long as he does it the…

  6. Draft class of 2011 trying to make its mark

    Aug 8, 2013, 11:57 PM EST

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    The Redskins’ draft class of 2010 has made its mark with Pro Bowl left tackle Trent Williams and rising star linebacker Perry Riley. The class of ’12 has RG3 and Alfred Morris to brag about. But the class of 2011 is, well, a work in progress. It was a huge class with 12 players drafted…

  7. Rex leads a TD drive

    Aug 8, 2013, 9:41 PM EST

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    After looking awful in his first few drives, third-string QB Rex Grossman led a nice touchdown drive at the end of the first half of the Redskins’ preseason game in Tennessee. The drive covered 84 yards in 12 plays with Grossman going 5-6 for 67 yards. Roy Helu Jr. got untracked running the ball with…

  8. Redskins run D gets gashed by Titans

    Aug 8, 2013, 9:02 PM EST

    Orakpo-vs.-Rams

    The Redskins’ defense forced a three and out on the Titans’ first possession but they raised concerns about their rushing defense on their next two drives. On the Titans’ first play after a Washington TD, Chris Johnson rolled 58 yards for a touchdown. There were issues on all three levels of the defense as nose…

  9. Cousins, Redskins cruise to TD

    Aug 8, 2013, 8:45 PM EST

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    The Redskins didn’t get much going on their first possession of their preseason opener but they got things rolling on their second. Kirk Cousins went four for four passing, including a touchdown toss to Fred Davis to cap the seven-play, 54-yard drive. They also were aided by a 15-yard personal foul on Bernard Pollard and…

  10. Morris, Garcon to sit out

    Aug 8, 2013, 7:36 PM EST

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    Got word from Adam Schefter of ESPN that some Redskins starters besides RG3 will be sitting out. It’s not just no action for RGIII. Redskins will not play RB Alfred Morris, WR Pierre Garcon and OT Trent Williams. — Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) August 8, 2013 Not at all surprised by Garcon’s absence, but I thought…

  11. Redskins vs. Titans Game Chat archive

    Aug 8, 2013, 3:54 PM EST

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    Join me, JP (in Bethesda) and Tarik (in Nashville) for our chat during tonight’s game. We’ll get going at around 7:30 so join in to talk about what’s going on as the Redskins open up their preseason against the Titans. See you then!

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

    Aug 8, 2013, 2:25 PM EST

    Mike-Munchak

    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.’…

  13. 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…

  14. 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…

  15. 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…

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

    Aug 6, 2013, 6:22 PM EST

    RG3-sprints

    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…

  17. 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,…

  18. 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…

  19. 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…

  20. 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…

  21. 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…

  22. 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.…

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

    Aug 5, 2013, 4:55 AM EST

    RG3-throwing-minicamp

    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…

  24. 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…

  25. 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…

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