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  1. Need to Know: The five best Redskins performances of the last 20 seasons

    Apr 18, 2014, 5:00 AM EDT

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    Here is what you need to know on this Friday, April 18, 20 days before the NFL draft. Nickel coverage (Note: I’m going to be out of action for a few days here. I’m bringing back a few of the most popular Nickel Coverage posts from the last few months to give you a chance…

  2. Redskins among NFL’s most stable teams

    Apr 17, 2014, 11:55 AM EDT

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    The Redskins have had one of the most stable rosters in the NFL since 2011. Yes, that is “Redskins” and the concept of “stability” being used in the same statement. A couple of bloggers at NFL.com took a look at how many players each NFL team had on its current roster who suited up for…

  3. Need to Know: Five key questions that will impact the Redskins’ draft

    Apr 17, 2014, 4:58 AM EDT

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    Here is what you need to know on this Thursday, April 17, 21 days before the NFL draft. Nickel coverage The draft does not happen in a vacuum. Future plans for veteran players impact draft day decisions. Here are the top five questions about their current team the Redskins need to answer before next month’s…

  4. Fan mailbag: Moss’ status, Haslett’s schemes, and getting younger in the draft

    Apr 16, 2014, 11:55 AM EDT

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    Before we get started here, I didn’t answer any questions about whether the Redskins are interested in a particular player in the draft. They haven’t let anything leak about any players and if they did it probably would be a smokescreen anyway. It’s lying season, folks. OK, on to your questions. @Rich_TandlerCSN #RedskinsTalk do you think…

  5. Need to Know: 5 NFL draft notes including the Redskins’ pick at 34

    Apr 16, 2014, 4:48 AM EDT

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    Here is what you need to know on this Wednesday, April 16, 22 days before the NFL draft. Nickel coverage Here are five thoughts on the Redskins and the NFL draft, which eventually will get here, I’m told. —It’s not a grocery list, people. You don’t grab your cart and head to aisle five to…

  6. Shea says former coaches “dropped the ball” on RG3’s fundamentals

    Apr 15, 2014, 11:55 AM EDT

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    Last week USA Today talked to Terry Shea, the quarterback guru who has worked with Robert Griffin III prior to the Redskins taking him in the draft and then again a couple of weeks ago in Arizona. The headline that made the rounds about the article was Shea saying that Griffin “looked 100 percent healthy.”…

  7. Need to Know: Will Santana Moss make the Redskins’ roster?

    Apr 15, 2014, 4:54 AM EDT

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    Here is what you need to know on this Tuesday, April 15, 23 days before the NFL draft. Nickel coverage Here are five thoughts on the state of the Redskins as we wait for the draft (May 8) and the release of the 2014 NFL schedule (date prior to May 8 TBA): DeSean Jackson has…

  8. Need to Know: Which five Redskins will benefit most from the change to Gruden?

    Apr 14, 2014, 4:44 AM EDT

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    Here is what you need to know on this Monday, April 14, 24 days before the NFL draft. Nickel coverage Here are the five Redskins most helped by the coaching change from Mike Shanahan to Jay Gruden. Brian Orakpo—I hit on this yesterday. If Jim Haslett does end up letting him go after the QB…

  9. Need to Know: The five most popular Redskins posts of the week

    Apr 13, 2014, 5:35 AM EDT

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    Here is what you need to know on this Sunday, April 13, 25 days before the NFL draft. Nickel coverage Here are our five most popular posts from the week that was. 1. Clark talks about RG3’s logo, Jackson’s absence—As it turns out those were topics of interest and discussion among some fans and some in…

  10. Need to Know: RG3, two guys named Jackson among trending Redskins

    Apr 12, 2014, 5:13 AM EDT

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    Here is what you need to know on this Saturday, April 12, 26 days before the NFL draft. Nickel coverage Here are the top five players trending on Redskins Talk this week. Robert Griffin III—The logo. Among fans, the two camps are “hate it” and “don’t care”. Ryan Clark—Yes, he talked about “the logo” in…

  11. Redskins finding that safety is a tough position to fill

    Apr 11, 2014, 11:55 AM EDT

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    The Redskins can’t be accused of completely neglecting the safety position the past two offseasons. Last year they spent two of their seven draft picks on the position, taking Phillip Thomas in the fourth round and Bacarri Rambo in the sixth. This year they brought back Brandon Meriweather and signed veteran Ryan Clark. As Redskins…

  12. Need to Know: Five popular Redskins mock draft picks at No. 34

    Apr 11, 2014, 4:55 AM EDT

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    Here is what you need to know on this Friday, April 11, 27 days before the NFL draft. Nickel coverage In an unscientific survey of mock drafts that extend beyond the first round, here are five names I found coming up frequently for the Redskins with the 34th pick. Morgan Moses, OT, Virginia—He’s just the…

  13. What to look for during the Redskins’ preseason games

    Apr 10, 2014, 11:55 AM EDT

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    The NFL released teams’ preseason schedules yesterday—sort of. As usual, some of the specifics were left out. We only have the exact dates for two of them and we only have kickoff time for one of those. But with opponents and sites and the order of the games determined we still have plenty to look…

  14. Need to Know: The five best receivers the Redskins will face in 2014

    Apr 10, 2014, 4:52 AM EDT

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    Here is what you need to know on this Thursday, April 10, 28 days before the NFL draft. Nickel coverage We’ve looked at the best quarterbacks and running backs the Redskins will face in 2014. Now here is a look at the top five wide receivers they will have to cover (ranked by 2013 receiving…

  15. Need to Know: The five best players drafted with the 34th pick

    Apr 9, 2014, 5:03 AM EDT

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    Here is what you need to know on this Wednesday, April 9, 29 days before the NFL draft. Nickel coverage Here are the five best players drafted with the 34th pick since the first AFL-NFL common draft in 1966. (per the Pro-Football-Reference.com Approximate Value metric): 1. LB Jack Ham, career AV 112 (drafted in 1971…

  16. Should the Redskins draft a receiver?

    Apr 8, 2014, 2:55 PM EDT

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    As we noted yesterday, the Redskins have eight wide receivers on the roster. NFL teams generally carry a dozen receivers during minicamps and training camp so they will almost certainly add some wide receivers to the roster. The question is, will they add camp fodder, bodies who will catch passes in practice, try go get…

  17. Need to Know: Five Redskins who will be under the most pressure in 2014

    Apr 8, 2014, 4:58 AM EDT

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    Here is what you need to know on this Tuesday, April 8, 30 days before the NFL draft. Nickel coverage Here are five Redskins who will be under pressure to perform in 2014: Robert Griffin III—If you need an explanation here, you need to turn in your football fan card. David Amerson—If a second-round pick…

  18. Will the Redskins look for any more outside linebackers?

    Apr 7, 2014, 12:09 PM EDT

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    A couple of weeks ago we wondered what the Redskins would do for depth at inside linebacker. They had just starters Brian Orakpo and Ryan Kerrigan and second-year player Brandon Jenkins as likely candidates to make the team. They now have at least part of the answer. Just when it was looking like they would…

  19. Need to Know: Can the Redskins get the most out of Jackson in 2014?

    Apr 7, 2014, 4:50 AM EDT

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    Here is what you need to know on this Monday, April 7, 31 days before the NFL draft. Nickel coverage Five quick thoughts about the Redskins as they start up their offseason workout program: 1. Will the Redskins maximize Jackson’s talents this year? I’m looking at what Mike Wallace did in Miami last year. I…

  20. Redskins’ salary cap space tight but no real urgency to create more

    Apr 6, 2014, 11:25 AM EDT

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    After signing four veteran players in the past 10 days, including wide receiver DeSean Jackson, the Redskins’ cap space is getting tight, with just over $2.5 million left. That’s less than all but three NFL teams. However, there is no particular urgency for them to do anything about it. They released three players on Saturday…

  21. Mock Draft 7.0, Jackson coverage among week’s most popular Redskins posts

    Apr 6, 2014, 4:58 AM EDT

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    Here is what you need to know on this Sunday, April 6, one day before the start of offseason workouts. Nickel coverage Here are our five most popular posts from the week that was. 1. Can the Redskins afford DeSean Jackson?—Before Jackson even arrived to visit there was sky-high interest on the possibility of the free…

  22. Jackson hit piece lacking in specifics

    Apr 5, 2014, 9:44 AM EDT

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    We’ve been waiting for it and on Friday we got it—a gloves-off bashing of DeSean Jackson emanating from the so-called City of Brotherly Love. A CBS Philly post quotes a number of “sources close to and around” the Eagles in a takedown of Jackson in painting a picture of him as an all-round bad guy…

  23. Need to Know: The five most talked about Redskins players this week

    Apr 5, 2014, 5:06 AM EDT

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    Here is what you need to know on this Saturday, April 5, two days before the Redskins start their offseason workouts. Nickel coverage Here are the five most talked about people this week on Redskins Talk. DeAngelo Hall—He was doubly happy about the DeSean Jackson signing. No more will he have to worry about needing…

  24. McGlynn could push for starting role on Redskins’ O-line

    Apr 4, 2014, 11:55 AM EDT

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    Two days after Jay Gruden talked about the planned lineup at the middle of the offensive line, the Redskins put another name into the mix that could continue the transformation of the offensive line. Gruden said that the plan was to have newly-signed Shawn Lauvao play left guard and move Kory Lichtensteiger from left guard…

  25. Need to Know: The next five things on Gruden and the Redskins’ to-do list

    Apr 4, 2014, 5:35 AM EDT

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    Here is what you need to know on this Friday, April 4, three days before the Redskins start their offseason workouts. Nickel coverage Here are five things that are next for the Redskins after the DeSean Jackson signing. Get on the field—Offseason workouts start on Monday. The first phase is conditioning and the only use…

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