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  1. 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…

  2. 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…

  3. 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…

  4. 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…

  5. 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…

  6. 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…

  7. 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…

  8. 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…

  9. 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…

  10. 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…

  11. Redskins’ roster situation requires an active free agency period

    Jan 24, 2014, 11:54 AM EDT

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    Bruce Allen did not talk to the members of the local media who made the trek to Mobile for the Senior Bowl. But he did talk to SiriusXM NFL Radio while he was there and among the topics discussed was free agency. For the first time since 2011 the Redskins will have the same salary…

  12. Need to Know: The five oldest Redskins and their futures

    Jan 24, 2014, 5:19 AM EDT

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    Here is what you need to know on this Friday, January 24, 73 days before the Redskins start offseason workouts. Nickel coverage Some of the oldest members of the 2013 Redskins are set to become free agents. Here are the five oldest Redskins who are currently under contract and a look at the prospects for…

  13. Redskins salary cap review: Low QB salaries won’t last long

    Jan 23, 2014, 11:58 AM EDT

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    Salary cap review: Offensive Backs As Jay Gruden continues to assemble his coaching staff, 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 situation…

  14. Need to Know: Five free agent safeties the Redskins could target

    Jan 23, 2014, 4:51 AM EDT

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    Here is what you need to know on this Thursday, January 23, 74 days before the Redskins start offseason workouts. Nickel coverage The Redskins likely will need to add at least one safety who can start for them this year in free agency. Here are five who might fit their needs and their budget: 1.…

  15. Will the Redskins franchise tag Orakpo?

    Jan 22, 2014, 11:55 AM EDT

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    Will the Redskins use the franchise tag on Brian Orakpo? The pending free agent linebacker is headed to his third Pro Bowl in five years in the league. He is coming off of perhaps his best all-around season since he entered the league in 2009. Orakpo is not a truly dominant pass rusher but he’s…

  16. Need to Know: Five free agents the Redskins are unlikely to sign

    Jan 22, 2014, 4:55 AM EDT

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    Here is what you need to know on this Wednesday, January 22, 48 days before NFL free agency starts. Nickel coverage Here are five free agents the Redskins are very unlikely to sign: 1. TE Jimmy Graham, NO—A two-tight end setup with Graham and Jordan Reed would cause many sleepless nights for opposing defensive coordinators.…

  17. Will the NFL eliminate the PAT?

    Jan 21, 2014, 12:12 PM EDT

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    Roger Goodell thinks that the point after touchdown kick is too easy and the league is thinking about abolishing it. “The extra point is almost automatic,” Goodell said on NFL Network on Monday. “I believe we had five missed extra points this year out of 1,200 some odd (attempts). So it’s a very small fraction…

  18. Need to Know: Five free agent wide receivers the Redskins could target

    Jan 21, 2014, 4:45 AM EDT

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    Here is what you need to know on this Tuesday, January 21, 49 days before NFL free agency starts. Nickel coverage Let’s take a look at five receivers the Redskins could pursue in free agency: 1. Julian Edelman, NE (2013 stats 105 rec/1056 yds/6 TDs)—Santana Moss is unlikely to be back and Edelman is quite…

  19. Salary cap review: Redskins have flexibility on offensive line

    Jan 20, 2014, 12:02 PM EDT

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    Salary cap review: Offensive line As Jay Gruden continues to assemble his coaching staff, 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 situation…

  20. Need to Know: Five things the Redskins can learn from the conference title games

    Jan 20, 2014, 6:51 AM EDT

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    Here is what you need to know on this Monday, January 20, 50 days before NFL free agency starts. Nickel coverage Here are five things the Redskins can learn from yesterday’s conference championship games: 1. A quarterback needs weapons, the more the better—Tom Brady just didn’t have anyone to throw to. Peyton Manning has several…

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