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Rich Tandler

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

    Aug 5, 2013, 11:25 AM EDT


    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.…

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

    Aug 5, 2013, 4:55 AM EDT


    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…

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

    Aug 4, 2013, 7:08 AM EDT


    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…

  4. Already crowded in Richmond

    Aug 3, 2013, 9:21 PM EDT

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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 — Rich Tandler (@Rich_TandlerCSN) August 3, 2013 Even the end zone. #RedskinsTalk #RedskinsRVA — Rich…

  5. Practice report: Redskins in full pads

    Aug 3, 2013, 4:17 PM EDT


    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…

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

    Aug 3, 2013, 5:53 AM EDT


    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…

  7. 10 Redskins predate Shanahan’s arrival

    Aug 2, 2013, 3:18 PM EDT

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    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…

  8. Redskins have multiple scenarios at tackle

    Aug 2, 2013, 2:35 PM EDT


    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…

  9. Need to Know: Meriweather still recovering from ACL

    Aug 2, 2013, 6:00 AM EDT


    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…

  10. Is Barnett Fletcher’s successor?

    Aug 1, 2013, 2:13 PM EDT


    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…

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

    Aug 1, 2013, 4:52 AM EDT

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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.…

  12. Wednesday practice report: RG3 edition

    Jul 31, 2013, 6:43 PM EDT

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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.…

  13. Fans of all ages love RG3

    Jul 31, 2013, 1:48 PM EDT

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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.

  14. Garçon puts in extra work

    Jul 31, 2013, 12:44 PM EDT

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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…

  15. Need to Know: Kerrigan seeks consistency

    Jul 31, 2013, 5:56 AM EDT

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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…

  16. Practice notes: Moss still gets it done

    Jul 30, 2013, 6:52 PM EDT


    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…

  17. Kerrigan takes to the streets of Richmond

    Jul 30, 2013, 11:41 AM EDT

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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.

  18. Redskins’ Kehl is ready for anything

    Jul 30, 2013, 11:40 AM EDT

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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…

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

    Jul 30, 2013, 5:23 AM EDT


    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…

  20. Practice report: Josh Wilson back in the swing

    Jul 29, 2013, 7:25 PM EDT

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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…

  21. Davis looking for a full, productive 2013

    Jul 29, 2013, 10:33 AM EDT

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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…

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

    Jul 29, 2013, 4:40 AM EDT

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    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…

  23. TW3: Will a rookie start at safety?

    Jul 28, 2013, 7:29 AM EDT

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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…

  24. Morris: ‘I haven’t made it yet’

    Jul 26, 2013, 4:02 PM EDT

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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…

  25. Practice notes: A limited RG3 still draws cheers

    Jul 25, 2013, 8:34 PM EDT

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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… Archives

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