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  1. Where are we? The state of the Redskins going into the 2014 season

    Sep 3, 2014, 9:55 AM EDT

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    We’ll start this weekly look at where the Redskins stand by glancing at where they finished last year and a look ahead at what’s coming. 2013 Record: 3-13, fourth place in NFC East vs. NFC East: 0-6 vs. NFC: 1-11 vs. AFC: 2-2 Home: 2-6 Away: 1-7 Rankings Offense (yards/game): 9 Defense (yards/game): 18 Point differential: -144 Passer rating…

  2. Need to Know: 5 Redskins in the spotlight vs. the Browns tonight

    Aug 18, 2014, 5:17 AM EDT

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    Here is what you need to know on this Monday, August 18, five days before the Redskins play their third preseason game against the Ravens. Three and out Five Redskins players who will be in the spotlight tonight as they host the Browns in tonight’s preseason game. Brian Orakpo—The Browns are likely to pass a…

  3. Need to Know: Five things to look for in Redskins vs. Patriots

    Aug 7, 2014, 5:34 AM EDT

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    RICHMOND—Here is what you need to know on this Thursday, August 7, 11 days before the Redskins host the Browns on preseason Monday night football. Nickel coverage Here are five things to look for in tonight’s Redskins-Patriots preseason game: —How does RG3 play? Don’t get there or tune in late or you might miss Griffin’s…

  4. Need to Know: Redskins camp news and notes, Day 9–Orakpo says there’s a lot of work to do

    Aug 3, 2014, 4:44 AM EDT

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    RICHMOND—Here is what you need to know on this Sunday, August 3, four days before the Redskins open the preseason against the Patriots. Nickel coverage News, notes, and quotes from Day 9 of Redskins training camp. —Sacks tend to get blamed on the O-line but a back who misses a blitz pickup can be responsible…

  5. Need to Know: Redskins camp news and notes, Day 7–Continuity in the running game

    Aug 1, 2014, 5:01 AM EDT

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    RICHMOND—Here is what you need to know on this Friday, August 1, six days before the Redskins open the preseason against the Patriots. Nickel coverage News, notes, and quotes from Day 7 of Redskins training camp. —Yesterday we touched on Alfred Morris possibly catching some more passes. But catching more passes means being in the…

  6. Need to Know: What are the Redskins’ options with Orakpo in 2015?

    Jul 16, 2014, 4:59 AM EDT

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    Here is what you need to know on this Wednesday, July 16, eight days before the Redskins start training camp. Three and out Yesterday’s 4 p.m. deadline for Brian Orakpo to sign a long-term contract with the Redskins came and went without a deal being done. He’ll play this year on a one-year, $11.45 million…

  7. Need to Know: Redskins’ Reed puts in extra work

    Jul 15, 2014, 5:06 AM EDT

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    Here is what you need to know on this Tuesday, July 15, nine days before the Redskins start training camp. Three and out —One thing I neglected to mention during OTAs and minicamp is that Jordan Reed was the last player off of the field on almost every day the media was allowed to observe.…

  8. Need to Know: The Redskins’ plan for Brian Orakpo

    Jun 27, 2014, 4:51 AM EDT

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    Here is what you need to know on this Friday, June 27, 27 days before the Redskins start training camp. Three and out —“Ryan, it’s his strength. What are the little things you do to make him better? It’s to try to get Ryan to play to his strength which is his strength. He’s a…

  9. Need to Know: 5 notes and quotes from Redskins players after OTAs

    Jun 6, 2014, 4:44 AM EDT

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    Here is what you need to know on this Friday, June 6, 11 days before the start of minicamp. Nickel coverage Here are five notes and quotes from various Redskins players following Wednesday’s OTA session at Redskins Park. —Even though Kory Lichtensteiger has been the starting left guard when healthy since about midway through the…

  10. Need to Know: 5 burning Redskins questions on defense

    Jun 3, 2014, 4:56 AM EDT

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    Here is what you need to know on this Tuesday, June 3, 14 days before the start of minicamp. Nickel coverage After a 3-13 season there are always plenty of questions surrounding an NFL team. Here is a look at five burning questions facing the Redskins’ defense (we’ll talk about questions on offense later this…

  11. Need to Know: CB Amerson among week’s 5 most talked about Redskins

    May 3, 2014, 5:06 AM EDT

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    Here is what you need to know on this Saturday, May 3, five days before the NFL draft. Nickel coverage Here are the five most talked about Redskins from the week that was: Jay Gruden doesn’t have final say in the draft but it would be foolish to say that he doesn’t have a major…

  12. Twitter questions: Any surprise veteran cuts coming?

    May 2, 2014, 11:55 AM EDT

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    A good mix of draft and non-draft questions today, let’s jump right into it. @Rich_TandlerCSN how do you think the secondary will hold up if we have a better pass rush #RedskinsTalk — Hol Dat Noise (@_CountUpMOB) May 1, 2014 Pass defense starts with pass pressure. If the front seven can consistently get pressure rushing…

  13. Has Brian Orakpo proven himself?

    Apr 30, 2014, 11:55 AM EDT

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    Has Brian Orakpo proven himself? “I have to prove myself again, huh?” Orakpo said on Monday on the subject of the possibility of signing a long-term contract extension. “I don’t have to prove myself to anybody. I’m already proven in this league. I don’t have to prove anything to anybody. That goes for fans, that…

  14. Need to Know: The top five Redskins posts of the week

    Apr 27, 2014, 5:00 AM EDT

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    Here is what you need to know on this Sunday, April 27, 11 days before the NFL draft. Nickel coverage Here are our five most popular posts from the week that was. 1. Redskins’ LB Brian Orakpo encouraged by scheme tweaks—The linebacker said that the players would have to “worry about being robots” and that the…

  15. Need to Know: Redskins view DeSean Jackson as their first-round pick

    Apr 21, 2014, 4:48 AM EDT

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    Here is what you need to know on this Monday, April 21, 17 days before the NFL draft. Nickel coverage Here are five thoughts on the Redskins and the NFL draft, which I think we can all agree is taking forever to get here. 1. The Redskins are looking at DeSean Jackson as their first-round…

  16. Need to Know: The top five Redskins free agents in 2015

    Apr 19, 2014, 5:00 AM EDT

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    Here is what you need to know on this Saturday, April 19, 19 days before the NFL draft. Nickel coverage (Note: I’m going to be out of action for a few days here. I’m bringing back a few of the most popular Nickel Coverage posts from the last few months to give you a chance…

  17. Redskins among NFL’s most stable teams

    Apr 17, 2014, 11:55 AM EDT

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    The Redskins have had one of the most stable rosters in the NFL since 2011. Yes, that is “Redskins” and the concept of “stability” being used in the same statement. A couple of bloggers at NFL.com took a look at how many players each NFL team had on its current roster who suited up for…

  18. Need to Know: Five key questions that will impact the Redskins’ draft

    Apr 17, 2014, 4:58 AM EDT

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    Here is what you need to know on this Thursday, April 17, 21 days before the NFL draft. Nickel coverage The draft does not happen in a vacuum. Future plans for veteran players impact draft day decisions. Here are the top five questions about their current team the Redskins need to answer before next month’s…

  19. Fan mailbag: Moss’ status, Haslett’s schemes, and getting younger in the draft

    Apr 16, 2014, 11:55 AM EDT

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    Before we get started here, I didn’t answer any questions about whether the Redskins are interested in a particular player in the draft. They haven’t let anything leak about any players and if they did it probably would be a smokescreen anyway. It’s lying season, folks. OK, on to your questions. @Rich_TandlerCSN #RedskinsTalk do you think…

  20. Need to Know: Five Redskins who will be under the most pressure in 2014

    Apr 8, 2014, 4:58 AM EDT

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    Here is what you need to know on this Tuesday, April 8, 30 days before the NFL draft. Nickel coverage Here are five Redskins who will be under pressure to perform in 2014: Robert Griffin III—If you need an explanation here, you need to turn in your football fan card. David Amerson—If a second-round pick…

  21. Will the Redskins look for any more outside linebackers?

    Apr 7, 2014, 12:09 PM EDT

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    A couple of weeks ago we wondered what the Redskins would do for depth at inside linebacker. They had just starters Brian Orakpo and Ryan Kerrigan and second-year player Brandon Jenkins as likely candidates to make the team. They now have at least part of the answer. Just when it was looking like they would…

  22. Need to Know: Which Redskins will be most affected by Jackson signing?

    Apr 2, 2014, 3:32 AM EDT

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    Here is what you need to know on this Wednesday, April 2, five days before the Redskins start their offseason workouts. Nickel coverage Which current Redskins would be most affected by the Redskins landing DeSean Jackson? Here’s a look at five who will either benefit or be negatively affected by Jackson in burgundy and gold.…

  23. Need to Know: Gruden, Orakpo trending on Redskins Talk this week

    Mar 29, 2014, 5:42 AM EDT

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    Here is what you need to know on this Saturday, March 29, nine days before the Redskins start their offseason workouts. Nickel coverage Here are five top trending names on Redskins Talk this week: Jay Gruden—The Redskins new head coach didn’t have any earth-shattering news to reveal but he dropped a number of interesting tidbits…

  24. 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…

  25. Why the Redskins will have Orakpo play on the tag this year

    Mar 27, 2014, 1:23 PM EDT

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    Brian Orakpo signed his franchise tender this morning. He has until July 15 to work out a long-term contract with the Redskins. If he doesn’t, he will have to play the year making $11.45 million (every dime of it is now guaranteed) and become a free agent again in 2015. It seems that the latter…

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