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  1. Need to Know: Kerrigan first Redskins first rounder extended since Chris Samuels

    Jul 30, 2015, 5:50 AM EDT

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    Here is what you need to know on this Thursday, July 30, the day the Washington Redskins start training camp. Nickel coverage As I noted in a post yesterday, prior to reaching a contract extension agreement with Ryan Kerrigan, the Redskins have been able to re-sign only two of the 11 first-round picks they have…

  2. Need to Know: Redskins start free agency on a slow roll

    Mar 11, 2015, 6:02 AM EDT

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    Here is what you need to know on this Wednesday, March 11, 50 days before the Washington Redskins go on the clock at the NFL draft. Redskins are slow rolling free agency When free agency opened in the past the Redskins were frequently among the first to dive into the pool with a big transaction…

  3. Need to Know: Which Redskins free agents will return?

    Feb 25, 2015, 5:11 AM EDT

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    Here is what you need to know on this Wednesday, February 25, 13 days before the Washington Redskins and the rest of the NFL start free agency. Question of the day We’re going back to the NTK format we’ve been using since last month. Every day I’ll give an in-depth answer to a question submitted…

  4. Redskins’ focus in free agency needs to be on their own players

    Feb 24, 2015, 9:11 AM EDT

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    Two weeks from today, the Redskins and the rest of the NFL will start free agency. We are running a series on CSNwashington.com taking a position-by-position look at which players the Redskins might be interested in signing. It started yesterday with the safety position. Even though new GM Scot McCloughan is committed to building through…

  5. Need to Know: Will the Redskins use the franchise tag?

    Feb 14, 2015, 5:45 AM EDT

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    Here is what you need to know on this Saturday, February 14, four 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…

  6. Redskins 2015 salary cap outlook: Outside linebacker

    Feb 2, 2015, 1:00 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’…

  7. Need to Know: Which of their free agents should the Redskins keep?

    Jan 25, 2015, 6:15 AM EDT

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    Here is what you need to know on this Sunday, January 25, 44 days before NFL free agency starts for the Washington Redskins and the rest of the NFL. 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 question…

  8. Need to Know: The Redskins’ five biggest 2014 roster blunders

    Jan 14, 2015, 5:13 AM EDT

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    Here is what you need to know on this Wednesday, January 14, 106 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…

  9. Need to Know: 5 Redskins vs. Cowboys questions–Who will cover Dez?

    Oct 22, 2014, 4:21 AM EDT

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    Here is what you need to know on this Wednesday, October 22, five days before the Washington Redskins travel to Dallas to play the Cowboys on Monday night football. Five Redskins vs. Cowboys questions Can Colt McCoy game manage the team to a win? The Cowboys are defying the odds by boasting a 6-1 record…

  10. Need to Know: Redskins’ Gruden says no to McCoy for Cousins

    Oct 14, 2014, 4:50 AM EDT

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    Here is what you need to know on this Tuesday, October 14, five days before the Washington Redskins play the Tennessee Titans at FedEx Field. Notes and quotes from Jay Gruden’s Monday press conference Injury update —CB David Amerson will undergo concussion testing today. The results of that will determine his practice status on Wednesday…

  11. Need to Know: Redskins stock up-stock down

    Sep 30, 2014, 4:41 AM EDT

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    Here is what you need to know on this Tuesday, September 30, six days before the Washington Redskins host the Seahawks on Monday night football. Stock up/stock down Let’s take a look at some Redskins whose seasons appear to be on the upswing and some others who don’t seem to be as valuable as they…

  12. 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…

  13. 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…

  14. 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…

  15. 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…

  16. 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…

  17. 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…

  18. 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.…

  19. 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…

  20. 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…

  21. 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…

  22. 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…

  23. 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…

  24. 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…

  25. 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…

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