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  1. Need to Know: Five angles on Jackson and the Redskins

    Apr 1, 2014, 9:41 AM EDT

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    With the DeSean Jackson visit to Redskins Park ongoing today, here are five angles on about the situation.

  2. Need to Know: DeSean Jackson’s five biggest plays vs. the Redskins

    Mar 31, 2014, 4:58 AM EDT

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    Here is what you need to know on this Monday, March 31, seven days before the Redskins start their offseason workouts. Nickel coverage We don’t know if DeSean Jackson is going to play for the Redskins but we do know that he’s not going to be playing for Eagles. With his career in Philly over,…

  3. Can the Redskins afford to sign DeSean Jackson?

    Mar 30, 2014, 8:57 AM EDT

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    Can the Redskins afford to sign DeSean Jackson? It’s a simple question with a complex answer. The short answer is yes. Despite the fact that they have about $7 million in cap room left for the 2014 season, they could construct a contract that would meet Jackson’s contract demands, which likely would be something in…

  4. Need to Know: DB’s, DeSean, depth chart highlight week’s top five Redskins posts

    Mar 30, 2014, 5:59 AM EDT

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    Here is what you need to know on this Sunday, March 30, eight days before the start of offseason workouts. Nickel coverage Here are our five most popular posts from the week that was. 1. Allen: Thomas was going to start at safety last year—The GM’s revelation here created questions about the plans the team…

  5. Need to Know: Gruden, Orakpo trending on Redskins Talk this week

    Mar 29, 2014, 5:42 AM EDT

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    Here is what you need to know on this Saturday, March 29, nine days before the Redskins start their offseason workouts. Nickel coverage Here are five top trending names on Redskins Talk this week: Jay Gruden—The Redskins new head coach didn’t have any earth-shattering news to reveal but he dropped a number of interesting tidbits…

  6. Gruden wants Morris to catch a few more passes

    Mar 28, 2014, 11:27 AM EDT

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    Jay Gruden thinks that Alfred Morris needs to catch some more passes. Gruden isn’t talking about having the third-year running back step into the role they may have envisioned for Darren Sproles, the Saints running back who was rumored to be going to the Redskins before the Eagles traded for him. Sproles caught at least…

  7. Need to Know: The Redskins’ five biggest weekly paychecks

    Mar 28, 2014, 5:10 AM EDT

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    Here is what you need to know on this Friday, March 28, 10 days before the Redskins start their offseason workouts. Nickel coverage Yesterday I tweeted out what Brian Orakpo’s weekly paycheck will look like now that he has signed his franchise tender. That drew some interest so let’s take a look at the top…

  8. Why the Redskins will have Orakpo play on the tag this year

    Mar 27, 2014, 1:23 PM EDT

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    Brian Orakpo signed his franchise tender this morning. He has until July 15 to work out a long-term contract with the Redskins. If he doesn’t, he will have to play the year making $11.45 million (every dime of it is now guaranteed) and become a free agent again in 2015. It seems that the latter…

  9. Need to Know: The top five takeaways from Gruden’s presser

    Mar 27, 2014, 4:58 AM EDT

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    Here is what you need to know on this Thursday, March 27, 11 days before the Redskins start their offseason workouts. Nickel coverage Here are the top five takeaways from Jay Gruden’s press availability at the NFL owners meetings: Orakpo needs to prove it—Gruden said that he would be fine with having Brian Orakpo play…

  10. Redskins’ contracts this offseason total $127.9 million

    Mar 26, 2014, 12:46 PM EDT

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    There has been a lot of talk about the Redskins being thrifty when it comes to free agency this year. And while they haven’t gone out and made any huge splashes, they have spent some money. They made their biggest signing in terms of money for the 2014 season before free agency started. That was…

  11. Need to Know: Five possible depth chart surprises for the 2014 Redskins

    Mar 26, 2014, 4:54 AM EDT

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    Here is what you need to know on this Wednesday, March 26, 12 days before the Redskins start their offseason workouts. Nickel coverage Here are five personnel moves that could end up happening for the Redskins at some point in 2014. Adam Gettis starting at center—Yesterday he tweeted that he was going to go out…

  12. Why don’t the Redskins get compensatory draft picks?

    Mar 25, 2014, 11:55 AM EDT

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    It’s become an annual tradition. During March owners meetings the NFL announces the awarding of compensatory draft picks. The Redskins don’t get any or get some leftover crumbs. Fans complain and say there is a conspiracy against their team. But there really isn’t an anti-Redskins bias on Park Avenue (well, in matters not involving the…

  13. Need to Know: Five free agents the Redskins should still pursue

    Mar 25, 2014, 4:52 AM EDT

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    Here is what you need to know on this Tuesday, March 25, 13 days before the Redskins start their offseason workouts. Nickel coverage Bruce Allen has said that the Redskins are not finished acquiring free agents yet. Here are five players who are still available who could help the Redskins. S Ryan Clark—They still need an…

  14. Redskins have help wanted sign up at outside linebacker

    Mar 24, 2014, 11:15 AM EDT

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    As free agency plods into its third week, most of the focus has been on the Redskins’ defensive backfield, the safety spot in particular. But there is another area on defense that will need to be shored up prior to the start of the season. Outside linebacker is a vital position in the 3-4 defense…

  15. Need to Know: The top five running backs the Redskins will face in 2014

    Mar 24, 2014, 4:43 AM EDT

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    Here is what you need to know on this Monday, March 24, 14 days before the Redskins start their offseason workouts. Nickel coverage Last month we looked at the top five passers the Redskins will face in 2014. Today let’s take a look at the five leading rushers they will face, based on 2013 total…

  16. Need to Know: RG3, free agency and O-line posts among week’s top five

    Mar 23, 2014, 5:29 AM EDT

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    Here is what you need to know on this Sunday, March 23, 15 days before the start of offseason workouts. Nickel coverage Here are our five most popular posts from the week that was. 1. RG3 won’t wear a knee brace in 2014—Talking to Tarik El-Bashir in Baltimore, Griffin said that he will ditch the…

  17. Allen: Thomas was going to start at safety last year

    Mar 22, 2014, 10:55 AM EDT

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    In an interview with the Washington Post, Bruce Allen revealed a nugget of information that could have major implications for the Redskins’ 2014 defensive secondary. Allen talked about the safety position and the team’s 2013 fourth-round pick. “Phillip Thomas, we had high hopes for him last year,” said Allen. “He was going to start for…

  18. Need to Know: RG3 among Redskins most talked about this week

    Mar 22, 2014, 5:52 AM EDT

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    Here is what you need to know on this Saturday, March 22, 16 days before the Redskins start their offseason workouts. Nickel coverage Here are the five most talked about Redskins this week: Robert Griffin III—His appearance here is noteworthy mostly because he hasn’t been talked about much this offseason. That, of course, is in…

  19. How much cap space do the Redskins need to sign their draft picks?

    Mar 21, 2014, 11:54 AM EDT

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    According to the NFLPA, the Redskins have a little under $7 million in salary cap space remaining. They are better off than some teams; seven have less than $5 million left. But with some needs they have yet to fill they are in worse shape than many others as 11 teams have more than twice…

  20. Need to Know: Five NFL rule changes that should be approved without debate

    Mar 21, 2014, 5:17 AM EDT

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    Here is what you need to know on this Friday, March 21, 17 days before the Redskins start their offseason workouts. Nickel coverage Here are five of the proposed NFL rule changes that should pass with no debate: Permit a coach to challenge any official’s decision, except scoring plays which are automatically reviewed—I was scoffed…

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