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  1. 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…

  2. 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…

  3. Grading the Washington Redskins draft

    May 11, 2014, 10:11 AM EDT

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    Since we don’t know how the careers of the players picked by the Redskins yesterday will turn out we have to dig in a little more to come up with a grade. Here’s my assessment, feel free to leave yours in the comments. Strategy—C+ They came in with the handicap of not having a first-round…

  4. Need to Know: 5 notes and quotes about the 5 newest Redskins

    May 11, 2014, 5:23 AM EDT

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    Here is what you need to know on this Sunday, May 11, five days before the Redskins’ hold their rookie minicamp. Nickel coverage Five things to know about the five players the Redskins took in the draft yesterday: 4th round CB Bashaud Breeland (Clemson) said that he models his game after that of a current…

  5. Need to Know: 5 notes and quotes on the three newest Redskins

    May 10, 2014, 6:32 AM EDT

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    Here is what you need to know on this Saturday, May 10, six days before the Redskins’ hold their rookie minicamp. Nickel coverage Five quotes and notes about the three newest Redskins: G Spencer Long is coming off of a knee injury that ended his 2013 season prematurely. The injury was to his left PCL…

  6. Enemy Intel: Some head scratching around the NFC East after first round

    May 9, 2014, 11:53 AM EDT

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    There was some head scratching around the NFC East as the Redskins’ three division rivals made their initial selections in the NFL draft. Many thought that the Giants would look at upgrading their offensive line with the 12th pick of the first round. But when offensive tackle Taylor Lewan went off the board immediately before…

  7. Need to Know: The five scariest first rounders on the Redskins’ schedule

    May 9, 2014, 6:19 AM EDT

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    Here is what you need to know on this Friday, May 9, the day the Redskins make their first pick in the NFL draft. Nickel coverage Here are the five players taken in last night’s first round that will keep Redskins coaches awake nights before they play this year. DL Jadaveon Clowney, Texans (1st)—He will…

  8. Redskins move into first round possible but unlikely

    May 8, 2014, 12:21 PM EDT

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    As things stand now, the Redskins are spectators for tonight’s first round of the NFL Draft. They don’t own any of the top 32 picks due to the 2012 trade up to get in position to draft Robert Griffin III. But the draft always changes almost as soon as it starts. There are a couple…

  9. Need to Know: 5 things to watch for as the Redskins watch tonight’s draft

    May 8, 2014, 5:11 AM EDT

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    Here is what you need to know on this Thursday, May 8, one day before the Redskins make their first pick in the NFL draft. Nickel coverage Here are five things to look for tonight during the first round of the draft that will affect the Redskins: A run on quarterbacks—If quarterback-needy teams like the…

  10. Will an emphasis on work ethic take some players off the Redskins’ draft board?

    May 7, 2014, 11:55 AM EDT

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    It appears that the Redskins are putting a greater emphasis on intangibles when they are putting together their draft board and that might remove some prospects from consideration. “What we’re looking for is people who love football and want to play football and want to win with the Washington Redskins,” said Bruce Allen during the…

  11. Need to Know: Five notes and quotes from the Redskins’ pre-draft presser

    May 7, 2014, 5:04 AM EDT

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    Here is what you need to know on this Wednesday, May 7, one day before the NFL draft. Nickel coverage Here are five notes and quotes from the Redskins’ pre-draft press conference with Bruce Allen and Scott Campbell on Tuesday: Allen on having a minicamp prior to the draft: From the personnel standpoint, it was…

  12. Transcript: Allen and Campbell pre-draft press conference

    May 6, 2014, 5:43 PM EDT

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    Transcript via Redskins PR: Executive Vice President/General Manager Bruce Allen and Director of Player Personnel Scott Campbell Opening statement: ALLEN: “Good morning, everyone. Part of today’s press briefing, we want you to know we have several hundred of our Redskin fans who are listening from home or at work to this press conference. We think…

  13. Should the Redskins keep Tanard Jackson on the roster?

    May 6, 2014, 10:34 AM EDT

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    According to multiple media reports, the NFL is going to reinstate safety Tanard Jackson, who has been on a substance policy related suspension since August of 2012, to the league on Tuesday. He is under the same one-year, minimum-salary contract with the Redskins that was essentially frozen when he was suspended. Adding his $735,000 salary…

  14. Need to Know: 5 possible Redskins draft picks that could go very wrong

    May 6, 2014, 4:44 AM EDT

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    Here is what you need to know on this Tuesday, May 6, two days before the NFL draft. Nickel coverage Last week we looked at some potential picks who would be very safe. Here are five possible Redskins second-round draft picks that could go very wrong: OT Cyrus Kouandjio, Alabama—His size and athletic ability are…

  15. Draft chatter: For many teams, the NFL Draft revolves around the QB position

    May 5, 2014, 11:55 AM EDT

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    The draft starts on Thursday and while the don’t know how things will unfold, we do know one thing—that for most teams that don’t have a quarterback the draft will revolve around getting that quarterback. The chances seem high that the Browns, Titans, Jaguars, Texans, Raiders, Vikings, Bucs and Cardinals will take quarterbacks at some point…

  16. Need to Know: Five surprise picks the Redskins could make at 34

    May 5, 2014, 4:46 AM EDT

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    Here is what you need to know on this Monday, May 5, three days before the NFL draft. Nickel coverage Here are five surprise picks the Redskins could make with their second-round pick. CB Darqueze Dennard, Michigan State—This would be a surprise for the Redskins because not many expect him to be here at this…

  17. Need to Know: NFL Draft talk dominates week’s top 5 Redskins posts

    May 4, 2014, 5:48 AM EDT

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    Here is what you need to know on this Sunday, May 4, four days before the NFL draft. Nickel coverage Here are our five most popular posts from the week that was. CSN’s Redskins draft board: Inside linebacker—Do the Redskins have London Fletcher’s replacement on the roster right now? They could look to the draft…

  18. Draft chatter: An instant starter at tackle for the Redskins?

    May 3, 2014, 10:55 AM EDT

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    When it comes to trying to figure out where the Redskins are going to go with their top pick in the upcoming draft, NFL.com draft analyst Mike Mayock doesn’t seem to have a much better handle on it than many in the local media and even some fans. During a recent conference call with reporters,…

  19. Need to Know: CB Amerson among week’s 5 most talked about Redskins

    May 3, 2014, 5:06 AM EDT

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    Here is what you need to know on this Saturday, May 3, five days before the NFL draft. Nickel coverage Here are the five most talked about Redskins from the week that was: Jay Gruden doesn’t have final say in the draft but it would be foolish to say that he doesn’t have a major…

  20. Twitter questions: Any surprise veteran cuts coming?

    May 2, 2014, 11:55 AM EDT

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    A good mix of draft and non-draft questions today, let’s jump right into it. @Rich_TandlerCSN how do you think the secondary will hold up if we have a better pass rush #RedskinsTalk — Hol Dat Noise (@_CountUpMOB) May 1, 2014 Pass defense starts with pass pressure. If the front seven can consistently get pressure rushing…

  21. Press release: Redskins exercise 5th-year option on Kerrigan

    May 2, 2014, 10:37 AM EDT

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    From Redskins PR: LOUDOUN COUNTY, Va. – The Washington Redskins announced today that they have exercised their fifth-year option on the contract of linebacker Ryan Kerrigan. Kerrigan (6-4, 260) has started all 48 of Washington’s regular season games and one postseason game since he entered the NFL as the Redskins’ first-round pick (16th overall) in the 2011…

  22. Need to Know: 5 best defensive backs drafted by the Redskins

    May 2, 2014, 5:05 AM EDT

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    Here is what you need to know on this Friday, May 2, six days before the NFL draft. Nickel coverage Could the Redskins be looking for a defensive back in the draft? Here are the five best defensive backs the Redskins have drafted since the advent of the common draft in 1968 (per the career…

  23. Draft chatter: Could Alabama LB Mosley last until pick 34?

    May 1, 2014, 11:55 AM EDT

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    The website Sports on Earth conducted a two-round mock draft with three of their football analysts each making every pick. The idea is that former Chicago Tribune writer Dan Pompei is supposed to figure out who the team is likely to select, former scout Russ Lande picks the player that the team needs and Mike…

  24. Need to Know: The five best offensive linemen drafted by the Redskins

    May 1, 2014, 5:06 AM EDT

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    Here is what you need to know on this Thursday, May 1, seven days before the NFL draft. Nickel coverage Yesterday we looked at the five best offensive linemen who have been drafted in Round 2 since the start of the common draft in 1968. Let’s bring it a little closer to home with the…

  25. Has Brian Orakpo proven himself?

    Apr 30, 2014, 11:55 AM EDT

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    Has Brian Orakpo proven himself? “I have to prove myself again, huh?” Orakpo said on Monday on the subject of the possibility of signing a long-term contract extension. “I don’t have to prove myself to anybody. I’m already proven in this league. I don’t have to prove anything to anybody. That goes for fans, that…

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