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  1. Need to Know: The top five defenses the Redskins will face in 2016

    Jun 27, 2016, 4:41 AM EDT

    Reed-vs-Panthers

    Here is what you need to know on this Monday, June 27, 31 days before the Washington Redskins start training camp in Richmond. Timeline —The Redskins last played a game 169 days ago. It will be 77 days until they host the Steelers in their 2016 season opener. —Days until: Franchise tag contract deadline 18; Preseason opener…

  2. Need to Know: Do the Redskins need to lock up Cousins before Luck signs?

    Jun 26, 2016, 5:44 AM EDT

    Cousins-Luck

    Here is what you need to know on this Sunday, June 26, 32 days before the Washington Redskins start training camp in Richmond. Timeline —The Redskins last played a game 168 days ago. It will be 78 days until they host the Steelers in their 2016 season opener. —Days until: Franchise tag contract deadline 19; Preseason opener…

  3. Need to Know: The Redskins week that was—Cousins on the rise

    Jun 25, 2016, 6:10 AM EDT

    Cousins-at-line-vs.-Giants

    Here is what you need to know on this Saturday, June 25, 33 days before the Washington Redskins start training camp in Richmond. Timeline —The Redskins last played a game 167 days ago. It will be 79 days until they host the Steelers in their 2016 season opener. —Days until: Franchise tag contract deadline 20; Preseason opener…

  4. Need to Know: The top five receivers the Redskins will face in 2016

    Jun 24, 2016, 5:28 AM EDT

    Antonio-Brown-vs-Bengals-USAT

    Here is what you need to know on this Friday, June 24, 34 days before the Washington Redskins start training camp in Richmond. Timeline —The Redskins last played a game 166 days ago. It will be 80 days until they host the Steelers in their 2016 season opener. —Days until: Franchise tag contract deadline 21; Preseason opener…

  5. Need to Know: RB Arian Foster says he’s ready to go—should the Redskins call?

    Jun 23, 2016, 4:43 AM EDT

    Arian-Foster-USAT

    Here is what you need to know on this Thursday, June 23, 35 days before the Washington Redskins start training camp in Richmond. Timeline —The Redskins last played a game 165 days ago. It will be 81 days until they host the Steelers in their 2016 season opener. —Days until: Redskins training camp starts 35; Preseason opener…

  6. Balanced salary structure helps Redskins stay under the cap

    Jun 22, 2016, 9:25 AM EDT

    McCloughan-sideline

    Since the offseason started the Redskins have been quite busy spending money. They put the franchise tag on Kirk Cousins, signed free agent cornerback Josh Norman, gave Jordan Reed a contract extension, and decided to retain wide receivers Pierre Garçon (cap number $10.2 million) and DeSean Jackson ($9.25 million). And they did it without busting…

  7. Need to Know: The top five running backs the Redskins will face in 2016

    Jun 22, 2016, 5:20 AM EDT

    Peterson-vs-Redskins

    Here is what you need to know on this Wednesday, June 22, 36 days before the Washington Redskins start training camp in Richmond. Timeline —The Redskins last played a game 164 days ago. It will be 82 days until they host the Steelers in their 2016 season opener. —Days until: Redskins training camp starts 36; Preseason opener…

  8. Redskins post-minicamp 53-man roster projection, defense

    Jun 21, 2016, 8:43 AM EDT

    Golston-minicamp-USAT

    The Redskins currently have 89 players on their roster. Between now and September 3 they will cut that down to 53 players. Here are my projections of who will end up on the roster on defense when the dust settles and that roster is turned in. Yesterday I did the offensive projection. Starters in bold. Defense (25)…

  9. Need to Know: The five best quarterbacks the Redskins will face in 2016

    Jun 21, 2016, 5:12 AM EDT

    Roethlisberger-at-line-USAT

    Here is what you need to know on this Tuesday, June 21, 37 days before the Washington Redskins start training camp in Richmond. Timeline —The Redskins last played a game 163 days ago. It will be 83 days until they host the Steelers in their 2016 season opener. —Days until: Redskins training camp starts 37; Preseason opener…

  10. Redskins post-minicamp 53-man roster projection, offense

    Jun 20, 2016, 8:42 AM EDT

    Cousins-McCoy-minicamp-2016-USAT

    The Redskins currently have 89 players on their roster. Between now and September 3 they will cut that down to 53 players. Here are my projections of who will end up on the roster on offense when the dust settles and that roster is turned in. Today we’ll look at the offense and here is the…

  11. Need to Know: Is Kirk Cousins bluffing about playing on the tag?

    Jun 20, 2016, 5:03 AM EDT

    Cousins-at-line-vs-Saints

    Here is what you need to know on this Monday, June 20, 38 days before the Washington Redskins start training camp in Richmond. Timeline —The Redskins last played a game 162 days ago. It will be 84 days until they host the Steelers in their 2016 season opener. —Days until: Redskins training camp starts 38; Preseason opener…

  12. Need to Know: Five Redskins with a lot at stake in 2016

    Jun 19, 2016, 6:40 AM EDT

    Hall-vs-Bills-USAT

    Here is what you need to know on this Sunday, June 19, 39 days before the Washington Redskins start training camp in Richmond. Timeline —The Redskins last played a game 161 days ago. It will be 85 days until they host the Steelers in their 2016 season opener. —Days until: Redskins training camp starts 39; Preseason opener…

  13. Need to Know: The Redskins week that was includes starter turnover, stability in key spots

    Jun 18, 2016, 5:51 AM EDT

    Jones-minicamp-2016-USAT

    Here is what you need to know on this Saturday, June 18, 40 days before the Washington Redskins start training camp in Richmond. Timeline —The Redskins last played a game 160 days ago. It will be 86 days until they host the Steelers in their 2016 season opener. —Days until: Redskins training camp starts 40; Preseason opener…

  14. Should the 2016 Redskins go for two after TD’s more often?

    Jun 17, 2016, 9:46 AM EDT

    Cousins-to-Reed-vs-Saints

    The Steelers, who are the Redskins’ Week 1 opponent, went for two points after touchdowns more often than any other NFL team last year. Ben Roethlisberger wants his team to be even more aggressive this year. Will the Redskins have to follow suit, at least in their season opener? Last year the Steelers went for…

  15. Need to Know: Galette says Redskins’ DBs will make him better than ever

    Jun 17, 2016, 5:11 AM EDT

    Galette-training-camp

    Here is what you need to know on this Friday, June 17, 41 days before the Washington Redskins start training camp in Richmond. Timeline —The Redskins last played a game 159 days ago. It will be 87 days until they host the Steelers in their 2016 season opener. —Days until: Redskins training camp starts 41; Preseason opener…

  16. Could Redskins’ Kirk Cousins be ‘better than any other young QB’?

    Jun 16, 2016, 12:18 PM EDT

    Cousins-warming-up

    Kirk Cousins has had a good nine-plus months. Since the end of August, when he was named the Redskins starting quarterback, he has set several team records, led his team to a division title, gone viral with his “You like that!” outburst after leading the biggest comeback victory in team history and signed a contract…

  17. Need to Know: Redskins players, coaches head into six-week break

    Jun 16, 2016, 5:15 AM EDT

    Preston-Smith-minicamp-2016-USAT

    Here is what you need to know on this Thursday, June 16, 42 days before the Washington Redskins start training camp in Richmond. Timeline —The Redskins last played a game 158 days ago. It will be 88 days until they host the Steelers in their 2016 season opener. —Days until: Redskins training camp starts 42; Preseason opener…

  18. CSN: Redskins wrap up minicamp

    Jun 15, 2016, 4:50 PM EDT

    Cousins 2016 minicamp AP

    The Redskins wrapped up minicamp and Tandler was there to give you his observations from the last practice until training camp. Go to CSNmidatlantic.com to check it out.

  19. Redskins minicamp Fast Five: Defense has the edge

    Jun 15, 2016, 2:36 PM EDT

    Jones-minicamp-2016-USAT

    A quick look at five highlights of the Redskins’ second and final minicamp practice. —Will Compton picked off a Kirk Cousins pass during a two-minute drill, eliciting whoops and cheers from the defensive players. —The team has been spending a lot of time practicing onside kicks. They would do it occasionally last year; this year…

  20. Need to Know: Redskins’ Gruden says Paul’s rehab has been ‘unbelievable’

    Jun 15, 2016, 5:16 AM EDT

    Niles Paul RVA camp 15

    Here is what you need to know on this Wednesday, June 15, 43 days before the Washington Redskins start training camp in Richmond. Timeline —Today at Redskins Park: Minicamp practice 11:30; Players and offensive assistant coaches available coming off of the field, approx. 1:30; Jay Gruden news conference (streamed live on CSNmidatlantic.com) approx. 2:00 —The Redskins last played…

  21. CSN: Redskins minicamp practice report–A lively session

    Jun 14, 2016, 5:56 PM EDT

    Ihenacho practice AP

    Tandler talks about what he observed at Day 1 of Redskins minicamp in Ashburn. Check out his report on CSNmidatlantic.com.

  22. Redskins minicamp Fast Five: Plenty of friendly trash talk

    Jun 14, 2016, 2:45 PM EDT

    Redskins-catch-camp-USAT

    Five quick observations from today’s minicamp practice at Redskins Park. —Both Jordan Reed and Josh Doctson were watching practice. According to Jay Gruden, Doctson was held out due to the Achilles that has been bothering him; it was a close call but they decided to hold him out. Reed turned an ankle last week, according…

  23. Need to Know: Five backups who could start games for the Redskins in 2016

    Jun 14, 2016, 5:45 AM EDT

    Ricky-Jean-Francois-vs-Bears-USAT

    Here is what you need to know on this Tuesday, June 14, 44 days before the Washington Redskins start training camp in Richmond. Timeline —Today at Redskins Park: Minicamp practice 11:30; Defensive assistant coaches available coming off of the field, approx. 1:30; Jay Gruden news conference (streamed live on CSNmidatlantic.com) approx. 2:00 —The Redskins last played a…

  24. Tandler and Tarik talk Redskins on Facebook Live

    Jun 13, 2016, 7:05 PM EDT

    Redskins-single-helmet

    Tandler, Tarik and JP had some fun this afternoon talking Redskins on Facebook Live. Check it out and let me know if you have any more questions.

  25. How many new starters for the 2016 Redskins?

    Jun 13, 2016, 1:10 PM EDT

    Norman-at-Redskins-OTAs

    Even though the Redskins went 9-7 and made the playoffs last year they are not standing still in terms of personnel. There will be a number of new starters, particularly on defense. In fact, you might be surprised at how many new starters they are likely to have. Before we dive into this, let’s look…

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