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  1. Report: Broncos will allow Decker to test free agent market

    Feb 4, 2014, 11:55 AM EDT

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    Broncos wide receiver Eric Decker will be a free agent in March. He had a chance to increase his market value with a stellar performance in the Super Bowl last night but he came up short, catching just one pass for six yards as Denver suffered a 43-8 blowout. Regardless of his performance on the…

  2. Need to Know: Five possible veteran replacements for Kirk Cousins

    Feb 4, 2014, 4:56 AM EDT

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    Here is what you need to know on this Tuesday, February 4, 93 days before the NFL Draft. Nickel coverage If the Redskins trade Kirk Cousins, who would serve as the backup for Robert Griffin III? Here are five possibilities from among pending veteran free agent QB’s. 1. Tarvaris Jackson, SEA—His experience as a starter…

  3. Did the Seahawks provide a blueprint or just another way of getting it done?

    Feb 3, 2014, 11:56 AM EDT

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    So it’s all over Twitter and TV and virtually any medium that says anything about last night’ game: Defense wins championships. This newfound wisdom comes in the wake of the Seahawks’ big Super Bowl win after being ranked first in in the NFL in defense during the regular season. This must come as a shock…

  4. Need to Know: Five things the Redskins can learn from the Super Bowl

    Feb 3, 2014, 6:13 AM EDT

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    Here is what you need to know on this Monday, February 3, 94 days before the NFL Draft. Nickel coverage Here are five things the Redskins can learn from the Seattle Seahawks’ 43-8 rout in last night’s Super Bowl: 1. Draft and develop—The Seahawks did make some free agent acquisitions like Cliff Avril (see below)…

  5. Five reasons Redskins fans should watch the Super Bowl

    Feb 2, 2014, 1:55 PM EDT

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    Here is a bonus edition of Nickel Coverage, five reasons Redskins fans should watch the Super Bowl. 1. Free agent shopping—Many Redskins fans watching will be imagining Denver wide receiver Eric Decker and/or Seahawks receiver Golden Tate wearing burgundy and gold next year. Those players might be out of the Redskins’ price range but some…

  6. Need to Know: The five best performances by a Redskin in the Super Bowl

    Feb 2, 2014, 6:35 AM EDT

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    Here is what you need to know on this Super Bowl Sunday, February 2, 95 days before the NFL Draft. Nickel coverage Yes, there were days when the Redskins played in Super Bowls. Here are the team’s five best individual performances in the big game. 1. John Riggins XVII—He just pounded the Dolphins into submission…

  7. Need to Know: Five Redskins who should be in the Hall of Fame

    Feb 1, 2014, 5:33 AM EDT

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    Here is what you need to know on this Saturday, February 1, 96 days before the NFL Draft. Nickel coverage The Pro Football Hall of Fame Class of 2014 will be selected today and announced tonight at the NFL awards dinner. Only one of the 15 finalists has any connection to the Redskins at all.…

  8. Don’t be afraid to say it–the Redskins are rebuilding

    Jan 31, 2014, 11:55 AM EDT

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    A reader left a comment on yesterday’s post about the Redskins not having any NFL starter caliber players under contract in the middle of their defense: Is it time to consider using the “R” word? (rebuild!) That is a term that hasn’t been used much in reference to the Redskins. If you asked Bruce Allen…

  9. Need to Know: Five possible Redskins draft targets at safety

    Jan 31, 2014, 5:05 AM EDT

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    Here is what you need to know on this Friday, January 31, 97 days before the NFL Draft. Nickel coverage As you read here yesterday, the Redskins have a huge hole in the middle of their defense now that it’s been determined that Brandon Meriweather is going to be a free agent. They will need…

  10. The Redskins have major needs in the middle of their defense

    Jan 30, 2014, 11:55 AM EDT

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    A Washington Post report cleared up some confusion and confirmed that Brandon Meriweather’s contract does void five days after the Super Bowl, making the Redskins’ starting safety an unrestricted free agent starting March 11. Let’s take a look at what this means for the Redskins’ salary cap and their depth chart. The cap implications are…

  11. Need to Know: The 5 most penalized Redskins in 2013

    Jan 30, 2014, 5:09 AM EDT

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    Here is what you need to know on this Thursday, January 30, 98 days before the NFL Draft. Nickel coverage Here are the five most penalized Redskins of 2013 (counts include declined penalties): 1. C Will Montgomery (9 penalties, 73 yards)—Monty got started early with four penalties in the first two games. He was flagged…

  12. Why can’t RG3 and Gruden talk about football?

    Jan 29, 2014, 11:55 AM EDT

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    Two weeks ago, Robert Griffin III went to Redskins Park for the first time since Mike Shanahan was relieved of his duties as head coach. New coach Jay Gruden also was in the building. Coach and quarterback met but they couldn’t talk football. That’s right, the third-year quarterback and first-time head coach were not allowed…

  13. Need to Know: Five Redskins backups who could start in 2014

    Jan 29, 2014, 4:51 AM EDT

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    Here is what you need to know on this Wednesday, January 29, 99 days before the NFL Draft. Nickel coverage Here are five Redskins who were backups in 2013 who could be starters in 2014. 1. OT Tom Compton—If the Redskins don’t bring in a right tackle in free agency, Compton could compete with Tyler…

  14. Redskins’ 2014 defense could have a very familiar look

    Jan 28, 2014, 11:55 AM EDT

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    Jim Haslett recently talked about some pending free agents on defense that he would like to retain. He named linebackers Brian Orakpo and Perry Riley, lineman Chris Baker, and cornerback DeAngelo Hall. Yesterday here we looked at the salary cap numbers on the defensive line. It is possible that their contracts will tie both Stephen…

  15. Need to Know: Five free agent cornerback possibilities for the Redskins

    Jan 28, 2014, 5:00 AM EDT

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    Here is what you need to know on this Tuesday, January 28, 100 days before the NFL Draft. Nickel coverage With three of their top four cornerbacks set to become free agents the Redskins will almost certainly be in the market for a free agent corner. Here are five that may fit the Redskins’ needs…

  16. Salary cap analysis: Cap casualties coming on Redskins D-line?

    Jan 27, 2014, 11:55 AM EDT

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    Salary cap review: Defensive line As Jay Gruden continues the process of assembling the playbook, people in another part of the building at Redskins Park are looking forward to free agency and how best to utilize the approximately $28 million in cap space the Redskins have. Here we’ll take a position-by-position look at the cap…

  17. Need to Know: The five youngest Redskins and their 2014 prospects

    Jan 27, 2014, 5:06 AM EDT

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    Here is what you need to know on this Monday, January 27, 23 days before the NFL Combine. Nickel coverage Here are the five youngest Redskins who saw action on the field in 2013 and their prospects for 2014: CB David Amerson (22.1 years old as of today)—It was thought that he would be something…

  18. Need to Know: The five Redskins with the most Pro Bowl appearances

    Jan 26, 2014, 5:49 AM EDT

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    Here is what you need to know on this Sunday, January 26, 24 days before the NFL Combine. Nickel coverage Here are the five Redskins (plus one) with the most Pro Bowl appearances: LB Chris Hanburger, 9—The Redskins’ most recent Hall of Fame inductee earned first team All-Pro honors four times on top of the…

  19. Did Haslett provide a blueprint for defensive free agency?

    Jan 25, 2014, 1:55 PM EDT

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    Jim Haslett talked to reporters at the Senior Bowl yesterday and he had a few interesting things to say. The Redskins, he said, will stick with the 3-4 defense as their base. That is not surprising. Jay Gruden indicated that the 3-4 was here to stay during his introductory press conference. Haslett also talked about…

  20. Need to Know: Five players the Redskins could have had in the 2008 draft

    Jan 25, 2014, 5:59 AM EDT

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    Here is what you need to know on this Saturday, January 25, 72 days before the Redskins start offseason workouts. Nickel coverage With the report that Fred Davis is facing a six-game suspension at the start of the 2014 season, the Redskins’ draft class of 2008 is total loss. That’s in large part due to…

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