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Rich Tandler

  1. Is Barnett Fletcher’s successor?

    Aug 1, 2013, 2:13 PM EST


    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…

  2. 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.…

  3. 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.…

  4. 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.

  5. 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…

  6. 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…

  7. Practice notes: Moss still gets it done

    Jul 30, 2013, 6:52 PM EST


    RICHMOND—The Redskins got Day 5 of their 2013 training camp under their belts today under mostly sunny skies and humidity and temperatures that are starting to feel more like the norms in late July here. —The highlight play of the day came early. Santana Moss made a one handed catch of a Robert Griffin III…

  8. Kerrigan takes to the streets of Richmond

    Jul 30, 2013, 11:41 AM EST

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    Ryan Kerrigan made it out into the streets of Richmond on Sunday to to talk to people about, well, Ryan Kerrigan. The results were amusing, especially the last one, starting at about the 2:50 mark.

  9. Redskins’ Kehl is ready for anything

    Jul 30, 2013, 11:40 AM EST

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    As an NFL backup player, Bryan Kehl knows that the more he can do, the better his chances of making the team are. The self-described “special teams demon” is a “Jack” inside linebacker by trade but he also keeps an eye on the other positions. That paid off on Saturday when about 20 minutes before…

  10. Need to Know: Stallworth already on the bubble?

    Jul 30, 2013, 5:23 AM EST


    RICHMOND—Here is what you need to know on this Tuesday, July 30, nine days before the Redskins open their preseason against the Titans. Is Stallworth running out of time? Donte Stallworth was a late free agent arrival for the Redskins this year. He came to minicamp in mid-June to try out for the team. He…

  11. Practice report: Josh Wilson back in the swing

    Jul 29, 2013, 7:25 PM EST

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    RICHMOND—It’s getting hotter here every day but that’s the way it’s supposed to be. Here is your practice report for Monday afternoon. —Jarvis Jenkins is in limbo. He’s the starter at left defensive end but he won’t be on the roster for the first four games. So he is spending some time with the second…

  12. Davis looking for a full, productive 2013

    Jul 29, 2013, 10:33 AM EST

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    If the NFL had an All-Pro team for players who were on pace to have good years before having their seasons ended prematurely, Fred Davis would be a two-time member. In 2011, the Redskins’ tight end was on pace to catch 79 passes for 1064 yards before a drug-related suspension ended his season after 12…

  13. Need to Know: Big Year 3 for Hankerson, Robinson

    Jul 29, 2013, 4:40 AM EST

    Hankerson camp

    RICHMOND—Here is what you need to know on this Monday, July 29, 10 days before the Redskins open their preseason against the Titans. Make or break for Hank, Robinson? The Redskins drafted three wide receivers in 2011. One of them, fifth-round pick Niles Paul, has been converted to tight end. This could be the year…

  14. TW3: Will a rookie start at safety?

    Jul 28, 2013, 7:29 AM EST

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    Here is what you need to know on this Sunday, July 28, 11 days before the Redskins open their preseason against the Titans. That was the week that was —The Redskins did host linebacker Joe Mays last night at the Bon Secours Training Center in Richmond. For the time being it appears that he is…

  15. Morris: ‘I haven’t made it yet’

    Jul 26, 2013, 4:02 PM EST

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    RICHMOND–The NFL is all about what you have done lately. It is also a league where if you’re not getting better, you’re getting worse. The status quo is not acceptable. Alfred Morris knows all about that this year. In 2012 he rushed for 1613 yards, breaking the team record for a single season and becoming…

  16. Practice notes: A limited RG3 still draws cheers

    Jul 25, 2013, 8:34 PM EST

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    RICHMOND—Here are a few observations on the Redskins’ first full training camp practice on July 25, 2013. —Per the CBA rules, the Redskins were not in full pads today; those are not permitted until the fourth day of training camp. Some of the players wore shells (light shoulder pads) but for most it was helmets…

  17. Rambo, Amerson starting at the top

    Jul 25, 2013, 3:30 PM EST

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    When defensive back coach Raheem Morris called for the first-team secondary to line up in this morning’s walk through, two of the players were rookies. Second-round pick David Amerson was lined up at cornerback opposite DeAngelo Hall and sixth-rounder Bacarri Rambo was the strong safety. Brandon Meriweather was at strong safety. To be sure, the…

  18. Next step of RG3’s rehab is on the field

    Jul 25, 2013, 10:00 AM EST

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    Robert Griffin III believes that he can’t do much more towards getting back on the football field besides actually getting on the field. He has passed all of the medial tests. “In my mind, I have nothing left to prove” when it comes to the fitness of his knee, Griffin said at a press conference…

  19. Need to Know: It’s go time!

    Jul 25, 2013, 4:40 AM EST

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    RICHMOND—Here is what you need to know on this Thursday, July 25, 14 days before the Redskins open their preseason against the Titans. So it begins The Redskins road to defending their NFC East title starts today. Actually, the team had to hit the road before starting that road. The players and coaches have made…

  20. Need to Know: For RG3, preseason games are about risk-reward

    Jul 24, 2013, 6:38 AM EST

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    Here is what you need to know on this Wednesday, July 24, one day before the Redskins start training camp. The risk-reward balance So it appears that we won’t see Robert Griffin III in the games that don’t count so that the Redskins can be assured that he can play in the games that do…

  21. Don’t look for an RG3 practice schedule

    Jul 23, 2013, 3:13 PM EST

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    Robert Griffin III said that the Redskins are going to “ease me in” to practice when training camp starts on Thursday.  Don’t expect to find out exactly what is meant by that any time soon. While Mike Shanahan and Redskins head trainer Larry Hess are likely to prepare an outline for when they would like…

  22. Need to Know: Cousins still gets important preseason reps

    Jul 23, 2013, 5:00 AM EST

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    Here is what you need to know on this Tuesday, July 23, two days before the Redskins start training camp. Cousins not totally left out In training camp Kirk Cousins will be the football equivalent of someone who is all dressed up with nowhere to go. The Redskins’ backup quarterback was prepared to lead the…

  23. Did the Redskins rush RG3 back?

    Jul 22, 2013, 6:37 PM EST

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    Did the Redskins bring back Robert Griffin III too soon? Mike Shanahan has noted on a few occasions, most recently during the Redskins’ OTAs in June, that the usual recovery time for an injury such as the one his quarterback suffered is seven to nine months. When Griffin said that he thought that being ready…

  24. How will RG3 be ‘eased in’?

    Jul 22, 2013, 12:10 PM EST

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    RG3 passing

    So, the months of speculation are over—almost. Robert Griffin III said today via Twitter that the doctors have said that his right knee has healed to the point where they have cleared him to practice. He also said that the coaches will “ease me in”. Exactly what is meant by that is anyone’s guess. We…

  25. Need to Know: Four possible RG3 scenarios

    Jul 22, 2013, 6:21 AM EST

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    Here is what you need to know on this Monday, July 22, three days before the Redskins start training camp. The four possible RG3 scenarios We don’t know exactly what will happen on Wednesday when Dr. James Andrews examines Robert Griffin III’s right knee. That’s the day before training camp and the extent of Griffin’s… Archives

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