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  1. Is Alabama ILB Reggie Ragland the defensive force the Redskins need?

    Feb 16, 2016, 12:31 PM EDT

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    Redskins draft countdown The NFL draft is 72 days away and there is plenty of speculation as to what players Scot McCloughan will select to wear the burgundy and gold. Between now and the draft we’ll look at some of the players who might be of interest to the Redskins and discuss how he might…

  2. Need to Know: Can the Redskins hold on to improvements in red zone and on third down?

    Feb 16, 2016, 5:12 AM EDT

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    Here is what you need to know on this Tuesday, February 16, 8 days before the NFL Combine in Indianapolis. Three and out: Consolidating gains 1- I don’t want to jumble your head with numbers in the morning but I do want to take a quick look at two major improvements the Redskins made last…

  3. Need to Know: Is Forte a fit for the Redskins?

    Feb 15, 2016, 5:02 AM EDT

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    Here is what you need to know on this Monday, February 15, 9 days before the NFL Combine in Indianapolis. QOD: Is Forte a fit for the Redskins? Normally I limit questions to one tweet or Facebook post but Justin here had a couple of related tweets that brought out some related issues that I’ve…

  4. Need to Know: Will Cousins sign with the Redskins by the deadline?

    Feb 14, 2016, 6:49 AM EDT

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    Here is what you need to know on this Sunday, February 14, 10 days before the NFL Combine in Indianapolis. What will Cousins’ deal look like? March 1, the last day for teams to give players the franchise tag, is about two and a half weeks away. That is the initial deadline for the Redskins…

  5. Need to Know: The Redskins week that was—rebuilding the defense

    Feb 13, 2016, 5:34 AM EDT

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    Here is what you need to know on this Saturday, February 13, 11 days before the NFL Combine in Indianapolis. The Redskins week that was A look at five of the most popular posts of the week here at Real Redskins and at CSNmidatlantic.com: Why haven’t the Redskins released RG3? —Some have complained that this…

  6. Need to Know: For Redskins and Cousins no news is good news

    Feb 12, 2016, 5:12 AM EDT

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    Here is what you need to know on this Friday, February 12, 12 days before the NFL Combine in Indianapolis. Five Friday morning musings on the Redskins —We haven’t heard much about the Kirk Cousins contract negotiations and that’s good news. It’s usually when things aren’t going well that one side or the other leaks…

  7. Ballhawks wanted at Redskins Park

    Feb 11, 2016, 12:32 PM EDT

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    Plenty will be written over the next six months or so about what the Redskins need to do to take the next step and become true Super Bowl contenders. But the biggest factor in determining if they rise up NFL power rankings or slide back into their losing ways is their ability to take the…

  8. Need to Know: Why haven’t the Redskins released RG3?

    Feb 11, 2016, 5:14 AM EDT

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    Here is what you need to know on this Thursday, February 11, 13 days before the NFL Combine in Indianapolis. Why have the Redskins released RG3? —There isn’t any indication out of Redskins Park as to why Robert Griffin III remains on the Redskins’ roster. I suppose they had to go through a process where…

  9. 2015 Redskins led NFL in fumble recoveries but didn’t take advantage

    Feb 10, 2016, 12:50 PM EDT

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    Tale of the turnovers Plenty will be written over the next six months or so about what the Redskins need to do to take the next step and become true Super Bowl contenders. But the biggest factor in determining if they rise up NFL power rankings or slide back into their losing ways is their…

  10. Need to Know: Who has the best chance of being the Redskins’ first-round pick?

    Feb 10, 2016, 5:17 AM EDT

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    Here is what you need to know on this Wednesday, February 10, 14 days before the NFL Combine in Indianapolis. Who has the best chance of being the Redskins’ first-round pick? Yesterday I put up a post looking at some mock drafts from around the interwebs and who they have the Redskins taking in the…

  11. Redskins going defense first in many mock drafts

    Feb 9, 2016, 11:55 AM EDT

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    With the entire 2015 season now in the rearview mirror the mock draft industry is cranking into full gear. Let’s take a look around at some of the more popular mocks that have been posted lately and see who they have the Redskins taking. Rob Rang, CBS Sports—Reggie Ragland, ILB, Alabama General manager Scot McCloughan…

  12. Need to Know: Will McCloughan try to build the Redskins’ defense through free agency?

    Feb 9, 2016, 5:08 AM EDT

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    Here is what you need to know on this Tuesday, February 9, 15 days before the NFL Combine in Indianapolis. QOD: Will McCloughan try to build the defense through free agency? @Rich_TandlerCSN so what will the Redskins do in Free Agency with the defense ? DL, CB, S ? — Jack (@IrrefutableOne) February 8, 2016…

  13. Need to Know: Five things the Redskins can learn from the Broncos

    Feb 8, 2016, 7:06 AM EDT

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    Here is what you need to know on this Monday, February 8, 16 days before the NFL Combine in Indianapolis. Five things the Redskins can learn from the Broncos You can’t have too much pass rush—I said this after the AFC championship game and I’ll say it again. Five players shared in the Broncos’ seven sacks…

  14. Need to Know: Why have the Redskins not been to the Super Bowl in 24 years?

    Feb 7, 2016, 5:18 AM EDT

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    Here is what you need to know on this Sunday, February 7, 17 days before the NFL Combine in Indianapolis. Why have the Redskins not been to the Super Bowl in 24 years? The numbers are stark. In a league that is supposed to be defined by parity, the Redskins have gone 24 years without…

  15. Need to Know: The Redskins week that was—The free agent list, Hatcher’s status

    Feb 6, 2016, 5:08 AM EDT

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    Here is what you need to know on this Saturday, February 6, 18 days before the NFL Combine in Indianapolis. A look back at the Redskins week that was Why is it highly unlikely that the Redskins will trade RG3?—It looked like a lot of Redskins fans were engaged in some highly wishful thinking so…

  16. Will Kirk Cousins’ new contract be a cap killer for the Redskins?

    Feb 5, 2016, 12:17 PM EDT

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    Redskins president Bruce Allen said last night that the team has started to have contract discussions with Kirk Cousins’ agent, Mike McCartney, and they are going well. “We feel good,” Allen said. “Kirk wants to be a Washington Redskin, and we want Kirk to be a Washington Redskin. It will work itself out.” But what…

  17. Need to Know: Only a handful of starters will be left from 2012 Redskins team

    Feb 5, 2016, 5:17 AM EDT

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    Here is what you need to know on this Friday, February 5, 19 days before the NFL Combine in Indianapolis. Five thoughts on the Redskins with free agency a month away —Although it wasn’t particularly surprising, it was noteworthy that we got the first words uttered by a Redskins official saying that Robert Griffin III…

  18. Need to Know: What Redskins needs will be hardest to fill?

    Feb 4, 2016, 5:08 AM EDT

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    Here is what you need to know on this Thursday, February 4, 20 days before the NFL Combine in Indianapolis. Question of the day @Rich_TandlerCSN Rich, what problem area will be most difficult for Skins to address? #NTK — Strick 9 (@Spider_Skinz) February 3, 2016 It’s one thing to recognize a personnel need on an…

  19. Need to Know: What will Ziggy Hood’s role with the Redskins be?

    Feb 3, 2016, 5:07 AM EDT

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    Here is what you need to know on this Wednesday, February 3, 21 days before the NFL Combine in Indianapolis. What role will Ziggy Hood play on the Redskins’ defense? The Redskins signed DE Ziggy Hood, a 2009 first-round draft pick of the Steelers, to a one-year contract. What role will Hood, who will turn…

  20. Need to Know: Five free agents the Redskins will not sign

    Feb 2, 2016, 5:10 AM EDT

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    Here is what you need to know on this Tuesday, February 2, 22 days before the NFL Combine in Indianapolis. Five free agents the Redskins will not sign C Alex Mack, Browns—You won’t find him on free agent lists but he can void his current contract and become a free agent. Mack is due $8…

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