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  1. Need to Know: 5 Redskins to watch during today’s OTA

    Jun 11, 2014, 5:05 AM EDT

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    Here is what you need to know on this Wednesday, June 11, six days before the start of Redskins minicamp. Nickel coverage Five players I’ll be watching during today’s final OTA session at Redskins Park. Robert Griffin III—He was a little bit off last week and he threw an interception that appeared to be intended…

  2. Redskins TE Jordan Reed should get more deep passes in 2014

    Jun 10, 2014, 1:55 PM EDT

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    Redskins tight end Jordan Reed lived in the short area of the field in his rookie 2013 season. He was targeted 60 times (all stats via Pro Football Focus unless noted) last year and only two of those passes traveled 20 or more yards in the air. That was a pass deep down the right…

  3. Need to Know: The 5 worst pass defenses on the Redskins’ 2014 schedule

    Jun 10, 2014, 5:36 AM EDT

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    Here is what you need to know on this Tuesday, June 10, seven days before the start of Redskins minicamp. Nickel coverage Here are the five worst pass defenses the Redskins will face in 2014 (as determined by 2013 opponent’s passer rating). Vikings (opp. passer rating 98.6)—Robert Griffin III had one of his best days…

  4. Need to Know: 5 numbers the Redskins need to improve in 2014

    Jun 9, 2014, 4:45 AM EDT

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    Here is what you need to know on this Monday, June 9, eight days before the start of Redskins minicamp. Nickel coverage Numbers don’t tell the whole story but they can be a good way to measure where your team needs improvement. Here are five numbers from last year that the Redskins need to improve…

  5. Need to Know: 5 thoughts on the state of the Redskins after Week 2 of OTAs

    Jun 8, 2014, 5:25 AM EDT

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    Here is what you need to know on this Sunday, June 8, nine days before the start of Redskins minicamp. Nickel coverage With Week 2 of OTAs is in the books and here are five thoughts on the state of the Redskins. —The Redskins carried eight offensive linemen last season—the five starters, swing tackle Tom…

  6. Need to Know: 5 Redskins depth chart hot spots

    Jun 7, 2014, 5:53 AM EDT

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    Here is what you need to know on this Saturday, June 7, 10 days before the start of Redskins minicamp. Nickel coverage Here are five thoughts on the Redskins’ depth chart with about six and a half weeks to go until the start of training camp. —I’ll have more on this at some point over…

  7. Need to Know: 5 notes and quotes from Redskins players after OTAs

    Jun 6, 2014, 4:44 AM EDT

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    Here is what you need to know on this Friday, June 6, 11 days before the start of minicamp. Nickel coverage Here are five notes and quotes from various Redskins players following Wednesday’s OTA session at Redskins Park. —Even though Kory Lichtensteiger has been the starting left guard when healthy since about midway through the…

  8. What effect does Kaepernick’s deal have on RG3, Redskins?

    Jun 5, 2014, 10:55 AM EDT

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    Yesterday afternoon Robert Griffin III, Russell Wilson, Cam Newton, Andrew Luck and other young quarterbacks who will be up for new contracts in the next few years had reason to celebrate. Colin Kaepernick signed new six-year deal with the 49ers and the reported top line numbers of up to $126 million with a record $61…

  9. Need to Know: 5 Gruden notes and quotes from Wednesday’s Redskins OTA

    Jun 5, 2014, 4:56 AM EDT

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    Here is what you need to know on this Thursday, June 5, 12 days before the start of minicamp. Nickel coverage Here are five quotes and notes from Jay Gruden following the Redskins’ OTA session on Wednesday. —Some think that Kory Lichtensteiger could get pushed out at center at some point but Gruden appears to…

  10. Need to Know: 5 burning Redskins questions on offense

    Jun 4, 2014, 4:50 AM EDT

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    Here is what you need to know on this Wednesday, June 4, 13 days before the start of minicamp. Nickel coverage After a 3-13 season there are always plenty of questions surrounding an NFL team. Here is a look at the five top questions facing the Redskins’ offense (yesterday we answered five burning questions about…

  11. Best-case and worst-case scenarios for the Redskins’ 2014 draft picks

    Jun 3, 2014, 10:25 AM EDT

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    As the Redskins’ eight draft picks take the first steps in their NFL careers there is plenty of optimism about the career prospects for each of them. But history tells us that some of them will work out and some of them will not. Here is how I see the best-case scenario for each draft…

  12. Need to Know: 5 burning Redskins questions on defense

    Jun 3, 2014, 4:56 AM EDT

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    Here is what you need to know on this Tuesday, June 3, 14 days before the start of minicamp. Nickel coverage After a 3-13 season there are always plenty of questions surrounding an NFL team. Here is a look at five burning questions facing the Redskins’ defense (we’ll talk about questions on offense later this…

  13. Why June 1 is just another day for Redskins, most of NFL

    Jun 2, 2014, 9:55 AM EDT

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    June 1 used to be the day that teams released players and were able to push some of the salary cap consequences of the move. But the date has come and gone and there were no major cuts in the NFL. In fact, there weren’t even any minor ones. And there are expected to be…

  14. Need to Know: 5 Redskins who could have breakout 2014 seasons

    Jun 2, 2014, 5:20 AM EDT

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    Here is what you need to know on this Monday, June 2, 15 days before the start of minicamp. Nickel coverage Breakout players can either be relative unkowns who all of a sudden have a standout year or they can be solid performers who blossom to play at a Pro Bowl level. Here are five…

  15. Need to Know: 5 thoughts on the Redskins after first week of OTAs

    Jun 1, 2014, 6:17 AM EDT

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    Here is what you need to know on this Sunday, June 1, 16 days before the start of minicamp. Nickel coverage Five thoughts on the Redskins after their first week of OTAs. —It’s very early but it seems like Keenan Robinson has the inside track on the inside linebacker spot vacated by London Fletcher. To…

  16. Need to Know: 5 Redskins notes and quotes from RG3’s press conference

    May 31, 2014, 6:00 AM EDT

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    Here is what you need to know on this Saturday, May 31, 17 days before the start of minicamp. Nickel coverage (Still on vacation, enjoying some beautiful sunsets in the Outer Banks. But fresh content is back in your Need to Know.) A year ago as Robert Griffin III recovered from reconstructive knee surgery his…

  17. Need to Know: 5 Redskins notes and quotes after Thursday’s OTA

    May 30, 2014, 5:29 AM EDT

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    Here is what you need to know on this Friday, May 30, 18 days before the start of minicamp. Nickel coverage (Still on vacation, enjoying some beautiful sunsets in the Outer Banks. But fresh content is back in your Need to Know. I still might be slow in approving first comments and responding.) Here are…

  18. Need to Know: 5 defensive Redskins with a lot a stake in OTAs

    May 29, 2014, 5:27 AM EDT

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    Here is what you need to know on this Thursday, May 29, 19 days before the start of minicamp. Nickel coverage Yesterday we looked at five players on the offensive side of the ball who have a lot on the line going in to OTAs. Here are five defensive players with a lot at stake…

  19. Need to Know: 5 offensive Redskins with a lot on the line in OTAs

    May 28, 2014, 5:42 AM EDT

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    Here is what you need to know on this Wednesday, May 28, 20 days before the start of minicamp. Nickel coverage (Still on vacation, enjoying some beautiful sunsets in the Outer Banks. But fresh content is back in your Need to Know. I still might be slow in approving first comments and responding.) Here are…

  20. Need to Know: The Redskins top five in interceptions in the last 20 years

    May 27, 2014, 5:43 AM EDT

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    Here is what you need to know on this Tuesday, May 27, 21 days before the start of minicamp. Nickel coverage (I’m on vacation this week so we’re going to rerun some of your favorite lists from earlier this year.) Here are the Redskins five (plus three) interception leaders of the last 20 years (1994-2013).…

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