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  1. Need to Know: The Redskins’ 5 leading kickers of the past 20 years

    May 15, 2014, 5:02 AM EDT

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    Here is what you need to know on this Thursday, May 15, one day before the Redskins’ hold their rookie minicamp. Nickel coverage The Redskins drafted a kicker last week and the subject of the Redskins’ futility in finding a long-term solution at the position came up. Here are their top five scoring kickers of…

  2. Post-draft Redskins depth chart review–Offense

    May 14, 2014, 1:31 PM EDT

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    Here is a look at how the Redskins’ depth chart stacks up after last week’s NFL draft. Today we examine the offense; we’ll survey the defensive side of the ball later in the week. (Note: Since undrafted free agent signings have not been announced by the team they will not be included in this post.)…

  3. Need to Know: 5 NFC East draft picks who will get the Redskins’ attention

    May 14, 2014, 5:12 AM EDT

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    Here is what you need to know on this Wednesday, May 14, two days before the Redskins’ hold their rookie minicamp. Nickel coverage Here are five NFC East draft picks who should concern the Redskins: WR Odell Beckham, NYG—The Giants lost Hakeem Nicks, who appeared to be in decline, to free agency. They replaced him…

  4. As expected, Vegas says the Redskins are Super Bowl long shots

    May 13, 2014, 12:13 PM EDT

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    The smartest guys in the room in Las Vegas didn’t think they Redskins had much of a chance of winning the Super Bowl before the draft. What took place during the draft didn’t change their minds. The betting odds have the Redskins as a 50-1 shot at hoisting the Lombardi Trophy in Glendale, Arizona next…

  5. Need to Know: Retooling the Redskins’ identity and other NFL draft thoughts

    May 13, 2014, 5:12 AM EDT

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    Here is what you need to know on this Tuesday, May 13, three days before the Redskins’ hold their rookie minicamp. Nickel coverage Here are five final thoughts on the 2014 NFL Draft (just don’t hold me to the “final” part). —The selection of Trent Murphy was all about leverage in 2015. Rewind to the…

  6. Way too early 2014 Redskins 53-man roster projection

    May 12, 2014, 11:38 AM EDT

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    Here in what will become an annual Monday after the draft tradition (unless everyone hates it, in which case I won’t do it again) here is my way too early projection of the Redskins’ final 53-man roster. Starters in bold Offense Quarterback (2): Robert Griffin III, Kirk Cousins —I wouldn’t rule out a training camp…

  7. Need to Know: 5 Redskins whose roster spots are in danger after the draft

    May 12, 2014, 5:14 AM EDT

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    Here is what you need to know on this Monday, May 12, four days before the Redskins’ hold their rookie minicamp. Nickel coverage Here are five Redskins who will be pushed for roster spots because of just completed NFL draft G Adam Gettis—I had Josh LeRibeus on the endangered list already after Mike McGlynn was…

  8. Grading the Washington Redskins draft

    May 11, 2014, 10:11 AM EDT

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    Since we don’t know how the careers of the players picked by the Redskins yesterday will turn out we have to dig in a little more to come up with a grade. Here’s my assessment, feel free to leave yours in the comments. Strategy—C+ They came in with the handicap of not having a first-round…

  9. Need to Know: 5 notes and quotes about the 5 newest Redskins

    May 11, 2014, 5:23 AM EDT

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    Here is what you need to know on this Sunday, May 11, five days before the Redskins’ hold their rookie minicamp. Nickel coverage Five things to know about the five players the Redskins took in the draft yesterday: 4th round CB Bashaud Breeland (Clemson) said that he models his game after that of a current…

  10. Need to Know: 5 notes and quotes on the three newest Redskins

    May 10, 2014, 6:32 AM EDT

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    Here is what you need to know on this Saturday, May 10, six days before the Redskins’ hold their rookie minicamp. Nickel coverage Five quotes and notes about the three newest Redskins: G Spencer Long is coming off of a knee injury that ended his 2013 season prematurely. The injury was to his left PCL…

  11. Enemy Intel: Some head scratching around the NFC East after first round

    May 9, 2014, 11:53 AM EDT

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    There was some head scratching around the NFC East as the Redskins’ three division rivals made their initial selections in the NFL draft. Many thought that the Giants would look at upgrading their offensive line with the 12th pick of the first round. But when offensive tackle Taylor Lewan went off the board immediately before…

  12. Need to Know: The five scariest first rounders on the Redskins’ schedule

    May 9, 2014, 6:19 AM EDT

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    Here is what you need to know on this Friday, May 9, the day the Redskins make their first pick in the NFL draft. Nickel coverage Here are the five players taken in last night’s first round that will keep Redskins coaches awake nights before they play this year. DL Jadaveon Clowney, Texans (1st)—He will…

  13. Redskins move into first round possible but unlikely

    May 8, 2014, 12:21 PM EDT

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    As things stand now, the Redskins are spectators for tonight’s first round of the NFL Draft. They don’t own any of the top 32 picks due to the 2012 trade up to get in position to draft Robert Griffin III. But the draft always changes almost as soon as it starts. There are a couple…

  14. Need to Know: 5 things to watch for as the Redskins watch tonight’s draft

    May 8, 2014, 5:11 AM EDT

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    Here is what you need to know on this Thursday, May 8, one day before the Redskins make their first pick in the NFL draft. Nickel coverage Here are five things to look for tonight during the first round of the draft that will affect the Redskins: A run on quarterbacks—If quarterback-needy teams like the…

  15. Will an emphasis on work ethic take some players off the Redskins’ draft board?

    May 7, 2014, 11:55 AM EDT

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    It appears that the Redskins are putting a greater emphasis on intangibles when they are putting together their draft board and that might remove some prospects from consideration. “What we’re looking for is people who love football and want to play football and want to win with the Washington Redskins,” said Bruce Allen during the…

  16. Need to Know: Five notes and quotes from the Redskins’ pre-draft presser

    May 7, 2014, 5:04 AM EDT

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    Here is what you need to know on this Wednesday, May 7, one day before the NFL draft. Nickel coverage Here are five notes and quotes from the Redskins’ pre-draft press conference with Bruce Allen and Scott Campbell on Tuesday: Allen on having a minicamp prior to the draft: From the personnel standpoint, it was…

  17. Transcript: Allen and Campbell pre-draft press conference

    May 6, 2014, 5:43 PM EDT

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    Transcript via Redskins PR: Executive Vice President/General Manager Bruce Allen and Director of Player Personnel Scott Campbell Opening statement: ALLEN: “Good morning, everyone. Part of today’s press briefing, we want you to know we have several hundred of our Redskin fans who are listening from home or at work to this press conference. We think…

  18. Should the Redskins keep Tanard Jackson on the roster?

    May 6, 2014, 10:34 AM EDT

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    According to multiple media reports, the NFL is going to reinstate safety Tanard Jackson, who has been on a substance policy related suspension since August of 2012, to the league on Tuesday. He is under the same one-year, minimum-salary contract with the Redskins that was essentially frozen when he was suspended. Adding his $735,000 salary…

  19. Need to Know: 5 possible Redskins draft picks that could go very wrong

    May 6, 2014, 4:44 AM EDT

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    Here is what you need to know on this Tuesday, May 6, two days before the NFL draft. Nickel coverage Last week we looked at some potential picks who would be very safe. Here are five possible Redskins second-round draft picks that could go very wrong: OT Cyrus Kouandjio, Alabama—His size and athletic ability are…

  20. Draft chatter: For many teams, the NFL Draft revolves around the QB position

    May 5, 2014, 11:55 AM EDT

    Johnny-Manziel

    The draft starts on Thursday and while the don’t know how things will unfold, we do know one thing—that for most teams that don’t have a quarterback the draft will revolve around getting that quarterback. The chances seem high that the Browns, Titans, Jaguars, Texans, Raiders, Vikings, Bucs and Cardinals will take quarterbacks at some point…

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