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  1. Press release: Redskins sign Trent Murphy

    May 23, 2014, 10:30 AM EDT

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    Via Redskins PR: The Washington Redskins announced today that they have signed 2014 second-round draft pick linebacker Trent Murphy (47th overall). In addition, the team signed free agent wide receiver Rashad Ross and waived wide receiver Kofi Hughes. Terms of the deals were not disclosed. Murphy (6-5, 258) started 42 of the 44 career games in…

  2. Need to Know: Redskins’ 5 biggest one-year improvements

    May 23, 2014, 5:15 AM EDT

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    Here is what you need to know on this Friday, May 23, four days before the start of OTAs. Nickel coverage Some are saying that the Redskins have a shot at winning the NFC East title in 2014. If they are going to do that, they likely will have to win nine or more games.…

  3. More fan Twitter questions: Trent Murphy, improvements on D, 10 wins for the Redskins?

    May 22, 2014, 11:55 AM EDT

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    In case you missed it, we got so many good questions we split the Twitter mailbag into two parts. Here is Part 1 from yesterday; let’s get rolling right here with Part 2: @Rich_TandlerCSN #RedskinsTalk Is Moses’ handling of Murphy in minicamp more good or bad? — L. Allen (@L_Allen_) May 20, 2014 You need…

  4. Need to Know: 5 questions Jay Gruden must answer before Redskins OTAs

    May 22, 2014, 4:57 AM EDT

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    Here is what you need to know on this Thursday, May 22, five days before the start of OTAs. Nickel coverage Here are the five biggest questions facing Jay Gruden as he gets ready to take his team into the meat of the offseason program with OTAs next week. —What plays should be thrown out?…

  5. Fan questions: Jack linebacker, Breeland’s ceiling, and undrafted receivers

    May 21, 2014, 11:55 AM EDT

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    We got a great response to the Twitter mailbag this week, enough good questions to do two parts. If you don’t see your question answered here, check back tomorrow. Let’s dive right in: @Rich_TandlerCSN #RedskinsTalk Do you think the #Redskins will try to add another TE, OT, and DL before the start of training camp?…

  6. Need to Know: 5 Redskins thoughts including O-line competition

    May 21, 2014, 5:16 AM EDT

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    Here is what you need to know on this Wednesday, May 21, six days before the start of OTAs. Nickel coverage With the draft and rookie minicamp in the rear view mirror and the start of OTAs almost a week away, here are five thoughts on the Redskins. —With the exception of Shawn Lauvao, who…

  7. Redskins draft to replenish an aging offensive line

    May 20, 2014, 11:55 AM EDT

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    The Redskins have one of the older starting offensive lines in the NFL and to respond to that the organization did something that it hasn’t done at all in 20 years and only twice since 1980—they selected two offensive linemen in the first three rounds of the draft. Both tackle Morgan Moses and guard Spencer…

  8. Need to Know: Gruden speaks about the Redskins’ draft picks

    May 20, 2014, 5:46 AM EDT

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    Here is what you need to know on this Tuesday, May 20, seven days before the start of OTAs. Nickel coverage Jay Gruden gave a thumbnail evaluations of his team’s draft picks during rookie minicamp last weekend. Here are five of his comments. G Spencer Long—“He did a great job. From the first day to…

  9. Press release: Redskins, Patriots to hold joint practices in Richmond

    May 19, 2014, 4:40 PM EDT

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    From Redskins PR: LOUDOUN COUNTY, Va. – The Washington Redskins announced today that they will host joint training camp practices with the New England Patriots at the Bon Secours Washington Redskins Training Center in Richmond, Va. on Monday, Aug. 4 – Wednesday, Aug. 6. “Thanks to the Bon Secours Washington Redskins Training Center, we have a…

  10. Redskins have a plan to deal with shortened offseason for rookies

    May 19, 2014, 11:55 AM EDT

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    The Redskins, like every other NFL team, had an extra two weeks to prepare for the draft, which was held for the first time in May this year. Being a new coaching staff working together with Bruce Allen for the first time, Jay Gruden and company were glad to have the extra time to evaluate…

  11. Need to Know: The last 5 players taken in Trent Murphy’s draft slot

    May 19, 2014, 5:02 AM EDT

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    Here is what you need to know on this Monday, May 19, eight days before the start of OTAs. Nickel coverage So what kind of potential does Trent Murphy, taken by the Redskins with the 47th pick in the draft, have? We really don’t know but we can perhaps get some indication by looking at…

  12. Need to Know: 5 notes and quotes from Redskins rookie camp

    May 18, 2014, 5:41 AM EDT

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    Here is what you need to know on this Sunday, May 18, nine days before the start of OTAs. Nickel coverage Five notes and quotes from yesterday’s rookie minicamp: CB Bashaud Breeland is confident, perhaps bordering on cocky. You like that in a corner. What is his game like? I asked him and he had…

  13. Need to Know: 5 most popular Redskins posts of the week

    May 17, 2014, 6:00 AM EDT

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    Here is what you need to know on this Saturday, May 17, 10 days before the start of OTAs. Nickel coverage Here are the 5 most popular post of the week that was: Grading the Redskins’ draft—Of course it’s way too early. Of course a grade at this point in time doesn’t mean much. But,…

  14. Fan questions, Part 2: Murphy, who ran the Redskins’ draft and, of course, Tanard

    May 16, 2014, 1:15 PM EDT

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    I got a lot of great questions this week so I did two parts. Part one ran yesterday, let’s get right in to today’s batch of questions. @Rich_TandlerCSN #RedskinsTalk what are the chances of Cousins taking RGIII’s position it he has a bad weeks 1-4? — My name is My name (@UncleJ77) May 14, 2014…

  15. Press release: Redskins sign six draft picks

    May 16, 2014, 10:01 AM EDT

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    Courtesy Redskins PR The Washington Redskins announced today that they have signed the following 2014 draft picks:   ROUND (PICK)                   PLAYER                                           SCHOOL 3 (78)                            G Spencer Long                                  Nebraska 4 (102)                         CB Bashaud Breeland                    …

  16. Need to Know: 5 focal points during the Redskins’ rookie minicamp

    May 16, 2014, 4:30 AM EDT

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    Here is what you need to know on this Friday, May 16, 11 days before the start of OTAs. Nickel coverage The Redskins’ rookie minicamp gets underway today; the media will be able to watch on Saturday. Here are five things I’ll be looking for: Who returns punts and kicks? This never was resolved last…

  17. Post-draft Redskins depth chart review–Defense

    May 15, 2014, 1:55 PM EDT

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    Here is a look at how the Redskins’ depth chart stacks up after last week’s NFL draft. Yesterday we examined the offense; we’ll survey the defensive side of the ball here. (Note: Only undrafted free agents who have been announced by the team or listed by the NFL are included here.) Defensive line Starters: Jason…

  18. Fan questions: Redskins’ depth, Seastrunk, O-line and more

    May 15, 2014, 11:55 AM EDT

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    I got a lot of great questions this week so we’re going to do this in two parts; look for more tomorrow. Let’s dive right in. @Rich_TandlerCSN #RedskinsTalk Which of this year’s Redskins rookies will make a significant impact this season? — Gene Wu (@TheWuWu) May 14, 2014 I don’t see any of them having…

  19. Need to Know: The Redskins’ 5 leading kickers of the past 20 years

    May 15, 2014, 5:02 AM EDT

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    Here is what you need to know on this Thursday, May 15, one day before the Redskins’ hold their rookie minicamp. Nickel coverage The Redskins drafted a kicker last week and the subject of the Redskins’ futility in finding a long-term solution at the position came up. Here are their top five scoring kickers of…

  20. Post-draft Redskins depth chart review–Offense

    May 14, 2014, 1:31 PM EDT

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    Here is a look at how the Redskins’ depth chart stacks up after last week’s NFL draft. Today we examine the offense; we’ll survey the defensive side of the ball later in the week. (Note: Since undrafted free agent signings have not been announced by the team they will not be included in this post.)…

  21. Need to Know: 5 NFC East draft picks who will get the Redskins’ attention

    May 14, 2014, 5:12 AM EDT

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    Here is what you need to know on this Wednesday, May 14, two days before the Redskins’ hold their rookie minicamp. Nickel coverage Here are five NFC East draft picks who should concern the Redskins: WR Odell Beckham, NYG—The Giants lost Hakeem Nicks, who appeared to be in decline, to free agency. They replaced him…

  22. As expected, Vegas says the Redskins are Super Bowl long shots

    May 13, 2014, 12:13 PM EDT

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    The smartest guys in the room in Las Vegas didn’t think they Redskins had much of a chance of winning the Super Bowl before the draft. What took place during the draft didn’t change their minds. The betting odds have the Redskins as a 50-1 shot at hoisting the Lombardi Trophy in Glendale, Arizona next…

  23. Need to Know: Retooling the Redskins’ identity and other NFL draft thoughts

    May 13, 2014, 5:12 AM EDT

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    Here is what you need to know on this Tuesday, May 13, three days before the Redskins’ hold their rookie minicamp. Nickel coverage Here are five final thoughts on the 2014 NFL Draft (just don’t hold me to the “final” part). —The selection of Trent Murphy was all about leverage in 2015. Rewind to the…

  24. Way too early 2014 Redskins 53-man roster projection

    May 12, 2014, 11:38 AM EDT

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    Here in what will become an annual Monday after the draft tradition (unless everyone hates it, in which case I won’t do it again) here is my way too early projection of the Redskins’ final 53-man roster. Starters in bold Offense Quarterback (2): Robert Griffin III, Kirk Cousins —I wouldn’t rule out a training camp…

  25. Need to Know: 5 Redskins whose roster spots are in danger after the draft

    May 12, 2014, 5:14 AM EDT

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    Here is what you need to know on this Monday, May 12, four days before the Redskins’ hold their rookie minicamp. Nickel coverage Here are five Redskins who will be pushed for roster spots because of just completed NFL draft G Adam Gettis—I had Josh LeRibeus on the endangered list already after Mike McGlynn was…

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