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  1. Need to Know: Redskins’ D-line depth chart is in flux

    Feb 28, 2015, 5:58 AM EDT

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    Here is what you need to know on this Saturday, February 28, 10 days before the Washington Redskins and the rest of the NFL start free agency. D-line transformation just beginning In 2011 the Redskins drafted Jarvis Jenkins in the second round and soon after the lockout ended they signed Stephen Bowen and Barry Cofield…

  2. Need to Know: Redskins need to start D-line rebuild in the draft

    Feb 20, 2015, 5:04 AM EDT

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    INDIANAPOLIS—Here is what you need to know on this Friday, February 20, 18 days before the Washington Redskins and the rest of the NFL start free agency. Question of the day While I’m here at the NFL Combine this week, I’m going to change it up a bit. I’m going to pose the question each…

  3. Need to Know: Will Barry Cofield be back with the Redskins in 2015?

    Feb 13, 2015, 5:12 AM EDT

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    Here is what you need to know on this Friday, February 13, five days before the Washington Redskins and the rest of the NFL assemble in Indianapolis for the NFL Combine. Question of the day We’re changing up the format of Need to Know for the offseason. Every day I’ll give an in-depth answer to…

  4. Redskins 2015 salary cap outlook: Defensive line

    Jan 30, 2015, 12:04 PM EDT

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    As Jay Gruden and company finalize the coaching staff in another part of the building at Redskins Park are looking forward to free agency and how best to utilize the approximately $20 million in cap space the Redskins have. Here we’ll take a position-by-position look at the cap situation and explore some of the Redskins’…

  5. Need to Know: Looking at 2015 Redskins starting lineup changes

    Jan 17, 2015, 4:53 AM EDT

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    Here is what you need to know on this Saturday, January 17, 103 days before the Washington Redskins go on the clock for the first round of the NFL draft. Question of the day We’re changing up the format of Need to Know for the offseason. Every day I’ll give an in-depth answer to a…

  6. Need to Know: Redskins’ GM McCloughan–‘It’s a big man’s game’

    Jan 9, 2015, 5:26 AM EDT

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    Here is what you need to know on this Friday, January 9, 60 days before NFL free agency starts Three and out—Only big bodies need apply 1. In looking around to read as much as I can on Scot McCloughan there is one point that comes up frequently—he like big guys. “I’ll never lose sight of this…

  7. Need to Know: Rebuilt D-line could be on the way for the Redskins

    Dec 6, 2014, 6:24 AM EDT

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    Here is what you need to know on this Saturday, December 6, one day before the Washington Redskins play the St. Louis Rams at FedEx Field. Nickel coverage—Is the D-line a top priority this offseason? —While you hear a lot about needs on the offensive line, the defensive line could be a greater area of…

  8. Need to Know: Redskins Park notes and quotes–Gruden pleased with Thomas’ progress

    Nov 13, 2014, 4:52 AM EDT

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    Here is what you need to know on this Thursday, November 13, three days before the Washington Redskins host the Tampa Bay Buccaneers at FedEx Field. Redskins Park notes and quotes —Although they do have some key players like DeAngelo Hall and Brian Orakpo, the 53 players on the Redskins’ roster are in good health.…

  9. Need to Know: Five things on the Redskins’ to-do list after the bye

    Nov 10, 2014, 4:37 AM EDT

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    Here is what you need to know on this Monday, November 10, six days before the Washington Redskins host the Tampa Bay Buccaneers at FedEx Field. Nickel coverage: Five things the Redskins need to work on this week The Redskins get back from their bye today with what amounts to an extra practice session in…

  10. Need to Know: If not RG3 behind center for the Redskins in 2015, then who?

    Nov 7, 2014, 4:58 AM EDT

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    Here is what you need to know on this Friday, November 7, nine days before the Washington Redskins host the Tampa Bay Buccaneers at FedEx Field. Five thoughts on the 2015 Redskins I’ve been looking what’s going on with 2015 Redskins free agents and next year’s salary cap. Here are some thoughts on other aspects…

  11. Redskins snap counts vs. Texans: Injuries force shuffling

    Sep 9, 2014, 9:53 AM EDT

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    Here’s a look at who played how much against the Texans (snap counts via the NFL). Offense 65 snaps QB/O-line: Robert Griffin III, Trent Williams, Shaun Lauvao, Kory Lichtensteiger, Chris Chester, Tyler Polumbus all played 65 Chester and Polumbus played every snap last year (1,172) and Williams missed just two. Wide receivers: DeSean Jackson 60, Pierre…

  12. Need to Know: Who will fill in at nose tackle for the Redskins while Cofield is out?

    Sep 9, 2014, 5:07 AM EDT

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    Here is what you need to know on this Tuesday, September 9, five days before the Washington Redskins open their home season against the Jaguars. Nickel coverage Here are five quotes from Jay Gruden’s Monday news conference: —Although Barry Cofield is out with a sprained ankle, Gruden is confident that he has a good substitute…

  13. Need to Know: Redskins vs. Texans game notes–Cofield top iron man at DT

    Sep 7, 2014, 6:05 AM EDT

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    Here is what you need to know on this Sunday, September 7, the day the Redskins open their season against the Texans. Redskins at Texans pregame notes Here are some factiods and things to watch for as the Redskins prepare to fact the Texans at 1:00 p.m. —Barry Cofield will start his 81st straight game.…

  14. 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…

  15. Need to Know: 5 reasons the Redskins could struggle in 2014

    Jun 23, 2014, 5:01 AM EDT

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    Here is what you need to know on this Monday, June 23, 31 days before the Redskins start training camp. Nickel coverage Yesterday we looked at five reasons for the Redskins to be optimistic about the 2014 season. Today it’s the other side of the coin, five reasons the team could struggle this season. —The…

  16. Need to Know: The Redskins’ five biggest weekly paychecks

    Mar 28, 2014, 5:10 AM EDT

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    Here is what you need to know on this Friday, March 28, 10 days before the Redskins start their offseason workouts. Nickel coverage Yesterday I tweeted out what Brian Orakpo’s weekly paycheck will look like now that he has signed his franchise tender. That drew some interest so let’s take a look at the top…

  17. Need to Know: The five top performing Redskins of 2013

    Feb 18, 2014, 5:01 AM EDT

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    Here is what you need to know on this Tuesday, February 18, one day before the start of the NFL Combine. Nickel coverage The five top performing Redskins of 2013 per Pro Football Focus (offense, defense; I believe this is premium content): 1. LT Trent Williams 38.3 overall rating—He was pretty consistent throughout the year,…

  18. Need to Know: The Redskins’ five biggest salary cap hits

    Feb 10, 2014, 5:05 AM EDT

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    Here is what you need to know on this Monday, February 10, nine days before the NFL Combine. Nickel coverage The players who have the Redskins’ top five salary cap numbers: 1. LT Trent Williams, $10.98 million—He was among the last high draft picks under the old system where early draft picks got six-year contracts…

  19. 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…

  20. 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…

  21. Need to Know: Five pivotal moments for the 2013 Redskins

    Nov 12, 2013, 5:26 AM EDT

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    Here is what you need to know on this Tuesday, November 12, five days before the Washington Redskins play the Philadelphia Eagles. Nickel coverage Here are five pivotal moments from the Redskins’ first nine games: 1. Alfred Morris fumbled on his first carry in the opener against the Eagles and Philly recovered. In all of…

  22. Need to Know: RG3 under the microscope

    Oct 11, 2013, 5:05 AM EDT

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    Here is what you need to know on this Friday, October 11, two days before the Washington Redskins visit the Dallas Cowboys on Sunday night. Nickel coverage Five items of interest from Redskins Park: 1. You normally don’t think of nose tackle Barry Cofield when you think of reasons why outside linebackers Brian Orakpo and…

  23. Need to Know: Romo’s scrambling has the attention of Redskins’ defense

    Oct 10, 2013, 5:23 AM EDT

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    Here is what you need to know on this Thursday, October 10, three days before the Redskins visit the Cowboys on Sunday night. Nickel coverage Five things from yesterday at Redskins Park: 1. We have a couple of takes on the elusive Tony Romo here. The first is from Rob Jackson. Once you beat the…

  24. Need to Know: Is Cofield the best in the business?

    Oct 3, 2013, 5:31 AM EDT

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    Here is what you need to know on this Thursday, October 3, 10 days before the Redskins visit the Cowboys on Sunday night. Nickel coverage A little something different during the bye since we’re lacking the usual newsy nuggets that go here—the top five most valuable Redskins so far this season. We’ll count them down…

  25. Need to Know: Amerson’s pick six Redskins’ defensive highlight

    Sep 30, 2013, 5:33 AM EDT

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    Here is what you need to know on this Monday, September 30, 13 days before the Redskins visit the Cowboys on Sunday night. Nickel coverage Five things to know about the Redskins defense yesterday: 1. Before we get too deep into this here, it must be noted that the Raiders’ offense isn’t one that will…

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