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  1. Need to Know: Is Tevin Mitchel a lock for the Redskins’ 53?

    Jun 19, 2015, 5:33 AM EDT

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    Here is what you need to know on this Friday, June 19, 41 days before the Washington Redskins start training camp. State of the Redskins Here are a few more thoughts on the state of the Redskins as they head into their summer break (here’s what I had yesterday): —It may be premature to call…

  2. Need to Know: Who’s up, who’s down as Redskins end offseason program

    Jun 18, 2015, 5:11 AM EDT

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    Here is what you need to know on this Thursday, June 18, 42 days before the Washington Redskins start training camp. State of the Redskins Here are some thoughts on the Redskins at the end of their offseason program. Note that the players have been in helmets and shorts and that only five of 11…

  3. Redskins Wednesday minicamp report: A good day for Murphy

    Jun 17, 2015, 6:15 PM EDT

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    The Redskins held their final practice of the offseason under cloud cover with some light rain in Ashburn. Here are my observations: —Trent Williams and Jordan Reed were playing catch off to the side while special teams drills were underway. Williams has a decent arm but Reed, who went to Florida as a quarterback, had…

  4. Need to Know: Gruden explains Redskins’ Richmond practice time switch

    Jun 17, 2015, 5:19 AM EDT

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    Here is what you need to know on this Wednesday, June 17, 43 days before the Washington Redskins start training camp. Gruden talks about practice schedule Yesterday in this space I wondered why the Redskins decided to change their practice schedule in Richmond this summer. On most days they will have their full practice in…

  5. Redskins Tuesday minicamp report, offense: Griffin sharp

    Jun 16, 2015, 6:29 PM EDT

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    Earlier I took a look at what the Redskins did during their Tuesday minicamp on defense and special teams earlier today. Now, here’s a look at the offense. —They have mixed up a lot of linemen on the second and third teams so don’t read too much into this but in the early going the…

  6. Redskins Tuesday minicamp report, defense: Some easy INT’s

    Jun 16, 2015, 4:53 PM EDT

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    The Redskins held the first day of their three-day mandatory minicamp with temperatures hovering near 90 and under skies that looked threatening but stayed dry. Here are my observations on defense and special teams. —They started off with special teams like they have been doing since last year. Among those running out when the coaches…

  7. Need to Know: Redskins training camp arrangement is wagging the dog

    Jun 16, 2015, 5:03 AM EDT

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    Here is what you need to know on this Tuesday, June 16, the day the Washington Redskins start minicamp. Wagging the dog The Redskins announced their Richmond training camp schedule for 2015 and there is a significant change from the way they did things last year. The full practices, the ones with pads and hitting…

  8. Small situational sample size makes judging Redskins’ play calling difficult

    Jun 15, 2015, 1:00 PM EDT

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    I was doing some research on the Redskins’ run-pass ratio last year and I stumbled across a number that I found to be both stunning and very, very revealing. I was looking into play calls in situations where the Redskins were trailing in a game by seven points or more and compared that to both…

  9. Need to Know: Rapid fire—Who will the top three Redskins cornerbacks be in 2015?

    Jun 15, 2015, 5:01 AM EDT

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    Here is what you need to know on this Monday, June 15, one day before the Washington Redskins start minicamp. Question of the day A few days a week I’ll give an in-depth answer to a question submitted by a fan on my Twitter feed, via the Real Redskins Facebook page, or in the comments…

  10. Need to Know: Redskins’ week that was includes honors for two players

    Jun 14, 2015, 6:16 AM EDT

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    Here is what you need to know on this Sunday, June 14, two days before the Washington Redskins start minicamp. The week that was Here is a look back on the news from the past week: Redskins formally announce joint practices with Texans—It’s official; J.J. Watt is headed to Richmond for practices against the Redskins…

  11. Need to Know: What Redskins could be surprise contributors?

    Jun 13, 2015, 5:49 AM EDT

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    Here is what you need to know on this Saturday, June 13, three days before the Washington Redskins start minicamp. Question of the day A few days a week I’ll give an in-depth answer to a question submitted by a fan on my Twitter feed, via the Real Redskins Facebook page, or in the comments…

  12. Need to Know: Redskins culture change will take time

    Jun 12, 2015, 5:25 AM EDT

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    Here is what you need to know on this Friday, June 12, 4 days before the Washington Redskins start minicamp. Question of the day A few days a week I’ll give an in-depth answer to a question submitted by a fan on my Twitter feed, via the Real Redskins Facebook page, or in the comments…

  13. Need to Know: Redskins need more than a different game plan to establish an identity

    Jun 11, 2015, 4:48 AM EDT

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    Here is what you need to know on this Thursday, June 11, 5 days before the Washington Redskins start minicamp. Some thoughts on the 2015 Redskins establishing an identity as a running team: —After a few OTAs it is hard to get a handle on what the identity of this team will be in 2015.…

  14. Redskins OTA report 06.09.15–Offense

    Jun 10, 2015, 8:00 AM EDT

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    The Redskins practiced in the bubble on Tuesday, in need of a dry field after heavy rains on Monday night. Yesterday I gave you my observations on defense, here is what I saw on the offensive side of the ball. —It doesn’t look like we’re any closer to finding out what the deal was with…

  15. Need to Know: Redskins OTA notes:–Gruden impressed with Amerson’s performance

    Jun 10, 2015, 5:03 AM EDT

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    Here is what you need to know on this Wednesday, June 10, 6 days before the Washington Redskins start minicamp. Here are some quotes with notes from Tuesday’s OTA session: —Joe Barry had good things to say about David Amerson and his work ethic last week and Jay Gruden echoed them. “The reasons why the…

  16. Redskins OTA report 06.09.15–Defense

    Jun 9, 2015, 4:04 PM EDT

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    Although the weather in Ashburn was warm and sunny, the Redskins had to move their OTA practice inside on Tuesday as torrential rains the night before had left the grass fields in bad shape. Here is what I saw on defense and special teams. I’ll have the observations on offense up tomorrow. —We had the…

  17. Need to Know: RG3, safety depth chart of interest at today’s Redskins OTA

    Jun 9, 2015, 5:10 AM EDT

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    Here is what you need to know on this Tuesday, June 9, 7 days before the Washington Redskins start minicamp.  What I’ll be looking for at today’s OTA session: Texans practices—The team announced them yesterday so we’ll ask Jay Gruden how it came about and what they hope to get out of it. Jamison Crowder’s…

  18. Need to Know: What are the chances of a winning 2015 season for the Redskins?

    Jun 8, 2015, 5:10 AM EDT

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    Here is what you need to know on this Monday, June 8, 8 days before the Washington Redskins start minicamp. Question of the day A few days a week I’ll give an in-depth answer to a question submitted by a fan on my Twitter feed, via the Real Redskins Facebook page, or in the comments…

  19. Need to Know: Redskins news roundup–Jackson doesn’t play for you

    Jun 7, 2015, 5:16 AM EDT

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    Here is what you need to know on this Sunday, June 7, 9 days before the Washington Redskins start minicamp. The week that was A look back at what we learned the past week and what it means: —Josh LeRibeus to work at center—This is not a position change but cross training that could keep…

  20. Need to Know: Why did the Redskins stick with the 3-4 defense?

    Jun 6, 2015, 5:34 AM EDT

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    Here is what you need to know on this Saturday, June 6, 10 days before the Washington Redskins start minicamp. Question of the day A few days a week I’ll give an in-depth answer to a question submitted by a fan on my Twitter feed, via the Real Redskins Facebook page, or in the comments…

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