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Rich Tandler

  1. Position change, option could neutralize Eagles’ Cole

    Sep 2, 2013, 11:25 AM EDT

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    When Chip Kelly took over as the Eagles’ head coach he did one thing that Mike Shanahan did when he took the reigns in Washington. He junked the 4-3 defensive scheme in favor of the 3-4. It is one of those moves that is designed to pay off in the long run but may create…

  2. Need to Know: T. Jackson decision could take some time

    Sep 2, 2013, 5:37 AM EDT

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    Here is what you need to know on this Monday, Sept. 2, seven days before the Redskins open up their season against the Eagles at FedEx Field. Nickel coverage 1. The Redskins, one of the younger teams in the NFL just a couple of years ago, are growing older on us. By the measure of…

  3. Redskins announce eight-member practice squad

    Sep 1, 2013, 4:11 PM EDT

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    The Redskins announced that they have added eight players to their practice squad. All of them were released by the team on Saturday. Seventh-round pick RB Jawan Jamison, was the only 2013 draft pick to be released.. He has some zone running ability but he needs to get stronger. Undrafted free agent OT Xavier Nixon has good size…

  4. The Week That Was: ‘Gummy Bear’ makes the Redskins’ cut

    Sep 1, 2013, 6:45 AM EDT

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    Here is what you need to know on this Sunday, September 1, eight days before the Redskins open their season against the Eagles at FedEx Field. That was the week that was —I don’t know why the Redskins decided to keep four quarterbacks but it wasn’t so that they could trade Kirk Cousins. He is…

  5. Redskins finalizing 53-man roster: Tracker and chat archive

    Aug 31, 2013, 8:54 AM EDT

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    CSNwashington.com: White makes the 53 Breaking down the Redskins’ moves    21 transactions reported, 1 to go–All as reported by local/national media Added to suspended list OLB Rob Jackson DE Jarvis Jenkins PUP: Maurice Hurt Released: OT Tony Pashos OT Xavier Nixon DE Chigbo Anunoby OLB Vic So’oto CB Chase Minnifield RB Keiland Williams TE Emmanuel…

  6. Need to Know: Is Barnett London’s successor?

    Aug 31, 2013, 5:40 AM EDT

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    Here is what you need to know on this Saturday, August 31, nine days before the Redskins open up their season against the Eagles at FedEx Field. Nickel coverage Five things from Redskins Park: 1. It’s cutdown day, the day of the Turk and news of who has been released will trickle in all day…

  7. RG3 “concerns” identified?

    Aug 30, 2013, 12:39 PM EDT

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    ESPN host Trey Wingo tweeted the following early this afternoon. Sources telling me the “concerns” about @RGIII have less to do with health of the knee, much more on how the team plans to use him — trey wingo (@wingoz) August 30, 2013 Shortly after that, ESPN’s Adam Schefter followed up with this: What @wingoz…

  8. Need to Know: Not yet mission accomplished for RG3

    Aug 30, 2013, 6:25 AM EDT

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    Here is what you need to know on this Friday, August 30, 10 days before the Redskins open up their season against the Eagles at FedEx Field. Nickel coverage Five things from Redskins Park: 1. The next day and a half will be nerve racking for a few dozen players who are on the bubble.…

  9. Griffin tweets that he’s cleared

    Aug 29, 2013, 10:29 PM EDT

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    Here it is: Operation Patience….Complete. Cleared. To God Be The Glory http://t.co/GxYMw8Cs57 — Robert Griffin III (@RGIII) August 30, 2013

  10. Tandler on PFT at noon

    Aug 29, 2013, 11:55 AM EDT

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    Hey, I’ll be on Pro Football Talk Live with Florio today at about 12:10. We’ll talk Redskins and maybe we’ll work RG3 into the conversation. Tune in here, show starts at 12, I’ll be the first guest.

  11. Need to Know: Which Redskins running back will win a job tonight?

    Aug 29, 2013, 5:23 AM EDT

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    Here is what you need to know on this Thursday, August 29, 11 days before the Redskins open up their season against the Eagles at FedEx Field. Nickel coverage Five things from Redskins Park: 1. Griffin news fatigue is beginning to set in among many Redskins fans and, I’m sure, many others as well. The…

  12. RG3 not a done deal for Week 1–yet

    Aug 28, 2013, 1:11 PM EDT

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    Will Robert Griffin III be the starting quarterback for the Redskins when they take on the Eagles on Sept. 9? The short answer is that it seems very likely, perhaps inevitable. But the longer answer is that there are still one more hurdle to  clear before RG3’s status as the Week 1 starter is etched…

  13. Need to Know: Why will Pat White go the distance on Thursday?

    Aug 28, 2013, 6:22 AM EDT

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    Here is what you need to know on this Wednesday, August 28, one day before the Redskins finish up their preseason at the Bucs. Nickel coverage Five things from Redskins Park: 1. I’m sure that most of you watched the RG3 documentary “The Will to Win” on ESPN last night. It was the story of…

  14. Redskins’ Crawford clears waivers, added to teams’ IR list

    Aug 27, 2013, 6:56 PM EDT

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    The NFL has reported that cornerback Richard Crawford, who the Redskins waived with an injury designation on Tuesday, was not claimed by another NFL team and will be added to Washington’s injured reserve list. The second-year player was slated to return punts and be a reserve cornerback on the team before his injury on Saturday.…

  15. Need to Know: Crawford’s return to Redskins is likely

    Aug 27, 2013, 5:02 AM EDT

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    Here is what you need to know on this Tuesday, August 27, two days before the Redskins finish up their preseason at the Bucs. Nickel coverage Five notes from Redskins Park: 1. There seems to be no question that Barry Cofield will be in the lineup on Sept. 9. When Shanahan was asked about him,…

  16. No RG3 presser scheduled this week

    Aug 26, 2013, 10:55 AM EDT

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    Here is some news that, judging from my Twitter timeline, many of you will be happy to hear. Robert Griffin III is not scheduled to talk to the media prior to Thursday. That is the day that Dr. James Andrews will examine the quarterback’s right knee and give his thumbs up or thumbs down on…

  17. Need to Know: Make or break time for some Redskins

    Aug 26, 2013, 5:18 AM EDT

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    Here is what you need to know on this Monday, August 26, three days before the Redskins finish up their preseason at the Bucs. Nickel coverage Five things from Redskins Park and FedEx Field: 1. As roster cut deadlines loom and we try to figure out who will be on the 53-man roster, it is…

  18. Crawford injury has ripple effects for Redskins

    Aug 25, 2013, 1:55 PM EDT

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    Occasionally, roster numbers problems have a way of working themselves out. And the solution sometimes comes in the worst possible way. Before Saturday’s game against the Bills, the Redskins were pondering how they might be able to keep six cornerbacks on their 53-man roster. Now, with cornerback and punt returner Richard Crawford out for the…

  19. The Week That Was: Can the NFL protect players from themselves?

    Aug 25, 2013, 6:40 AM EDT

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    Here is what you need to know on this Sunday, August 25, four days before the Redskins finish up their preseason against the Bucs. That Was The Week That Was —Yeah, it’s dumb for the NFL to fine RG3 $10,000 for wearing an “Operation Patience” T-shirt during warmups before last Monday night’s preseason game. But…

  20. QB arrangement works well in Redskins’ win

    Aug 24, 2013, 9:53 PM EDT

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    In Washington, it’s always about the quarterbacks. And Saturday at FedEx Field it was situation normal even though both the No. 1 and No. 2 quarterbacks sidelined with injuries. It was dress rehearsal day for the Redskins, the common description for the third preseason game on each team’s NFL schedule. But with top QB’s Robert…

  21. Redskins-Bills game chat archive

    Aug 24, 2013, 3:57 PM EDT

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  22. Need to Know: Shanahan says ‘anything short of a Super Bowl is a failure’

    Aug 24, 2013, 5:54 AM EDT

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    Here is what you need to know on this Saturday, August 24, five days before the Redskins finish up their preseason at the Bucs. Nickel coverage Five things from Redskins Park and FedEx Field: 1. The NFL confirmed that DeJon Gomes did not get fined for a second-quarter penalty for leading with his helmet against…

  23. Davis likes 4-tight end setup

    Aug 23, 2013, 1:55 PM EDT

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    Four spots on the Redskins’ 53-man roster were set once the Redskins took Jordan Reed in the third round of the draft last April The Redskins seemed to be set at the position with Fred Davis having signed a one-year deal to return, Logan Paulsen, who started nine games after Davis went out with an…

  24. Need to Know: Light workload for starters on Saturday

    Aug 23, 2013, 5:10 AM EDT

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    Here is what you need to know on this Friday, August 23, one day before the Redskins take on the Bills at FedEx Field. Nickel coverage Five items from Redskins Park: 1. The dress rehearsal will feature a lot of understudies. Mike Shanahan said that the starters will play about 20 snaps on Saturday. That’s…

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