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  1. Redskins training camp report, day 5: Things get chippy

    Jul 28, 2014, 12:51 PM EDT

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    RICHMOND—The Redskins held their fifth full practice of training camp in full pads, football pants and all. Here are my observations: —Lined up to return punts were DeSean Jackson, Lache Seastrunk, Richard Crawford, Nick Williams, Rashad Ross, and Chris Thompson. Crawford, Williams, and Thompson each fumbled a punt. —An open-field tackling drill didn’t last long…

  2. Need to Know: Redskins camp news and notes, Day 4–Gruden praises Cody Hoffman

    Jul 28, 2014, 4:37 AM EDT

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    RICHMOND—Here is what you need to know on this Monday, July 28, 10 days before the Redskins open the preseason against the Patriots. Nickel coverage Some news, notes, and quotes from Day 4 of Redskins training camp. —Former Steeler Ryan Clark reminded us that he played on a pretty good defense for a Super Bowl…

  3. Brandon Jenkins missed his opportunity with the Redskins

    Jul 27, 2014, 4:29 PM EDT

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    RICHMOND—The Redskins gave up on their 2013 fifth-round pick as they waived linebacker Brandon Jenkins. “We like the play of the guys that were behind him,” said Jay Gruden. “They stepped up their play. Adrian Robinson, Gabe Miller has had some good snaps. The drafting of Trent Murphy had a major impact.” The clear implication…

  4. Redskins training camp report, Day 4: Tough day for Morgan Moses

    Jul 27, 2014, 1:25 PM EDT

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    RICHMOND—An hour before this morning’s practice was supposed to get underway it was raining hard and there was visible lightning off to the west. Officials were not letting fans enter the training facility as they were in wait and see mode. But the rain wound down, the rumbles of thunder went away and the practice…

  5. Need to Know: Redskins camp, Day 3 notes–Gruden hates ‘buddy football’

    Jul 27, 2014, 4:54 AM EDT

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    RICHMOND—Here is what you need to know on this Sunday, July 27, 11 days before the Redskins open the preseason against the Patriots. Nickel coverage News and notes from the third day of training camp for the 2014 Redskins, which played out under partly cloudy skies and fairly mild late-July temperatures. —Training camps under Mike…

  6. Redskins training camp report, Day 3: First day in pads

    Jul 26, 2014, 1:11 PM EDT

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    RICHMOND—The weather was a winner again today as practice was held under partly cloudy skies with temperatures that climbed through the 70’s as practice went on. Here are my observations: —They were permitted to wear pads for the first time and most of the players were in shoulder pads, helmets, and shorts. The one exception…

  7. Need to Know: Redskins camp, Day 2 notes–Moss survives the mental grind

    Jul 26, 2014, 5:02 AM EDT

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    RICHMOND—Here is what you need to know on this Friday, July 26, 12 days before the Redskins open the preseason against the Patriots. Nickel coverage News and notes from the second day of training camp for the 2014 Redskins, which played out under cloudless skies and mile late-July temperatures. —DeAngelo Hall had no problem counting…

  8. Redskins training camp report, Day 2: Speed back battle heats up

    Jul 25, 2014, 12:37 PM EDT

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    RICHMOND—The Redskins went out for their second day of training camp to much friendlier weather than the rain they encountered on Thursday. Skies were sunny and temperatures were moderate for Richmond in late July. Here are my observations from this morning. —Like yesterday, some players were in shells, others wore no pads at all. The…

  9. Need to Know: News and notes from Day 1 of Redskins training camp

    Jul 25, 2014, 4:56 AM EDT

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    RICHMOND—Here is what you need to know on this Friday, July 25, 13 days before the Redskins open the preseason against the Patriots. Nickel coverage News and notes from the rain-altered first day of training camp for the 2014 Redskins —Even though it looks like Richard Crawford is healthy, Andre Roberts said that as of…

  10. Redskins training camp practice report, Day 1: A soggy start

    Jul 24, 2014, 1:02 PM EDT

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    RICHMOND—The Redskins went out for their first training camp practice a little late due to a moderate, steady rain that had been falling all morning. Although they did wait a while to start letting fans into the Bon Secours training center, indicating that they might have been considering a change in the practice schedule, nothing…

  11. Need to Know: Redskins personnel decisions top camp priority for Gruden

    Jul 24, 2014, 5:21 AM EDT

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    RICHMOND—Here is what you need to know on this Thursday, July 24, 14 days before the Redskins open the preseason against the Patriots.. Nickel coverage Training camp starts today so three and out goes out the window and we are back to doing things in groups of five as standard operating procedure. Jay Gruden addressed…

  12. Need to Know: On the lookout for changes as Redskins camp gets going

    Jul 23, 2014, 4:11 AM EDT

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    Here is what you need to know on this Wednesday, July 23, one day before the Redskins start training camp. Three and out —It will be interesting to see if there are any changes in the first-team lineup from what we saw in minicamp. Sometimes coaches evaluate what they’ve seen during minicamp and make some…

  13. Need to Know: Redskins PUP list decisions still up in the air

    Jul 22, 2014, 5:06 AM EDT

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    Here is what you need to know on this Tuesday, July 22, two days before the Redskins start training camp. Three and out —Jay Gruden said during minicamp that he planned to spend a lot of the time in between the end of the offseason program and training camp planning out the time in Richmond.…

  14. Who are the locks to make the Redskins’ 53?

    Jul 21, 2014, 11:55 AM EDT

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    The Redskins will report to training camp on Wednesday with 90 players on the roster. One of the biggest jobs the coaching staff will have is to determine who will be on the 53-man roster when the season starts. We all know, however, that there are not 53 jobs up for grabs. Some players are…

  15. Need to Know: RG3 missing from list of hot offseason Redskins topics

    Jul 21, 2014, 5:11 AM EDT

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    Here is what you need to know on this Monday, July 21, three days before the Redskins start training camp. Three and out —Yesterday I posted a list of the top five posts here on Real Redskins since the end of the offseason. After I put up the article I noticed that none of the…

  16. Need to Know: The 5 most popular Redskins posts of the offseason

    Jul 20, 2014, 5:55 AM EDT

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    Here is what you need to know on this Sunday, July 20, four days before the Redskins start training camp. Nickel coverage Don’t look now but the offseason is almost over. The Redskins have their first  training camp practice on Thursday. Before it’s gone, here are the five most popular Real Redskins posts of the offseason.…

  17. Need to Know: NFL preseason predictions not always on point

    Jul 19, 2014, 4:06 AM EDT

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    Here is what you need to know on this Saturday, July 19, five days before the Redskins start training camp. We’re on the verge of the start of training camp and it’s time for Redskins fans to brace themselves for the rash of predictions that will come from the various “experts” in print and on the…

  18. Need to Know: High expectations for Redskins’ Baker in 2014

    Jul 18, 2014, 4:53 AM EDT

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    Here is what you need to know on this Friday, July 18, six days before the Redskins start training camp. Three and out —I wouldn’t say that there is a great deal of hype surrounding DE Chris Baker this offseason but there certainly are some fairly high expectations. He signed a three-year, $9 million contact…

  19. Need to Know: Redskins roster battles looming a week before camp

    Jul 17, 2014, 4:55 AM EDT

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    Here is what you need to know on this Thursday, July 17, seven days before the Redskins start training camp. Three and out Here are a few roster thoughts a week from the start of Redskins training camp. —Before OTAs, I had Santana Moss on the wrong side of the roster bubble, figuring that a…

  20. Will the Redskins throw it deep in 2014?

    Jul 16, 2014, 1:27 PM EDT

    RG3-vs.-Packers

    It is doubtful that Bengals quarterback Andy Dalton will ever earn a nickname like “The Mad Bomber” or anything similar. But Jay Gruden’s quarterback went deep more than any other quarterback in the NFL last year. According to ESPN, Gruden’s Bengals led the league in passes that traveled 20 yards or more past the line…

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