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  1. 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…

  2. 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…

  3. 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…

  4. 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…

  5. 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…

  6. 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…

  7. 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.…

  8. 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…

  9. 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…

  10. 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…

  11. Redskins’ contracts this offseason total $127.9 million

    Mar 26, 2014, 12:46 PM EDT

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    There has been a lot of talk about the Redskins being thrifty when it comes to free agency this year. And while they haven’t gone out and made any huge splashes, they have spent some money. They made their biggest signing in terms of money for the 2014 season before free agency started. That was…

  12. Redskins have help wanted sign up at outside linebacker

    Mar 24, 2014, 11:15 AM EDT

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    As free agency plods into its third week, most of the focus has been on the Redskins’ defensive backfield, the safety spot in particular. But there is another area on defense that will need to be shored up prior to the start of the season. Outside linebacker is a vital position in the 3-4 defense…

  13. Redskins putting their eggs in the pass-rush basket

    Mar 18, 2014, 2:20 PM EDT

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    We are a week in to free agency and the Redskins’ two biggest signees will probably play a few yards apart from each other and will have the same primary responsibility much of the time. Before free agency started they retained right outside linebacker Brian Orakpo, who had 10 sacks in 2013, via using the…

  14. Need to Know: Five top articles of the week feature Orakpo, free agency

    Mar 9, 2014, 5:57 AM EDT

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    Here is what you need to know on this Sunday, March 9, two days before the start of NFL free agency. Nickel coverage Here are our five most popular posts from the week that was. 1. Five Redskins who could be cap casualties—The Redskins made some moves to clear up cap last week but there…

  15. Need to Know: Redskins top five 2015 free agents

    Mar 7, 2014, 4:53 AM EDT

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    Here is what you need to know on this Friday, March 7, four days before the start of NFL free agency. Nickel coverage Yes, it’s only 2014 but the way the NFL salary cap works you have to look into the future when deciding who to sign and how much to pay them. You also…

  16. Another tag for Orakpo in 2015?

    Mar 6, 2014, 11:55 AM EDT

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    At some point in the next several months it is likely that Brian Orakpo will sign his franchise tag tender. Given that he and the Redskins were not close to an agreement on a long-term contract prior to the team using the tag, the chances are that he plays out the 2014 for the $11.455…

  17. Need to Know: Five ripple effects of the Orakpo tag

    Mar 5, 2014, 4:43 AM EDT

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    Here is what you need to know on this Wednesday, March 5, six days before the start of NFL free agency. Nickel coverage Nothing happens in a vacuum in the salary-capped environment of the NFL. Here are five ripple effects from the decision to tag Brian Orakpo: 1. Ryan Kerrigan safe for now—As noted yesterday,…

  18. Franchise tag could complicate deal between Redskins and Orakpo

    Mar 4, 2014, 11:55 AM EDT

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    Now that the Redskins have tagged Brian Orakpo, the two sides can continue to negotiate a long-term contract. However, the very act of tagging the player and agreeing to pay him a guaranteed $11.45 million for the season may have thrown a significant monkey wrench into the negotiations. The issue is that by essentially giving…

  19. Five things you need to know about the Orakpo tag

    Mar 4, 2014, 5:06 AM EDT

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    Here is what you need to know on this Tuesday, March 4, seven days before the start of NFL free agency. Nickel coverage Here are five angles on the Redskins’ decision to put the franchise tag on Brian Orakpo. 1. Why did they do it?—In the end, they didn’t want to lose a home-grown, very…

  20. Orakpo tag puts a dent in Redskins’ cap space

    Mar 3, 2014, 3:46 PM EDT

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    There are many advantages to the Redskins designating Brian Orakpo as their franchise player. At the top of the list, it gives them a very good player at the most important position on the defense. However, the price for retaining Orakpo’s services takes pretty substantial bite out of the team’s salary cap room. The franchise…

  21. Need to Know: Redskins’ lines, mock draft dominate talk in week’s top five posts

    Mar 2, 2014, 6:06 AM EDT

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    Here is what you need to know on this Sunday, March 2, 9 days before the start of NFL free agency. Nickel coverage Here are our five most popular posts from the week that was. 1. Two-round mock draft version 3.0—Ben Standig runs through his post-combine draft and has the Redskins going guard. I’d still rather…

  22. Orakpo talks remain stalled; what’s Plan B?

    Feb 28, 2014, 2:21 PM EDT

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    The Redskins’ contract talks with Brian Orakpo remain at a standstill. The team has yet to make their outside linebacker a firm contract offer, according to the Washington Post. The deadline for using the franchise player tag on Orakpo comes this Monday at 4 p.m. and there is no indication that the Redskins are going…

  23. Redskins, Orakpo negotiations quiet as deadlines approach

    Feb 26, 2014, 9:32 AM EDT

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    With the clock ticking towards two deadlines, things remain very quiet in contract negotiations between the Redskins and linebacker Brian Orakpo. The closer of the two deadlines is next Monday at 4 p.m. That’s how long the Redskins have to put the franchise player tag on Orakpo. The tag would cost the Redskins a one-year…

  24. Pressure is on Haslett as the handcuffs come off

    Feb 21, 2014, 11:55 AM EDT

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    It’s been out for a while now that Mike Shanahan, who made his reputation as an offensive guru, was involved with Redskins’ defense. In a pre-mortem shortly before Shanahan was fired the Washington Post reported that he called the “Cover-0” blitz that ended up costing the Redskins a 2011 game in Dallas. Jim Haslett recently…

  25. Could Orakpo be an Eagles free agent target?

    Feb 18, 2014, 11:55 AM EDT

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    There are many Redskins fans who are willing to let Brian Orakpo walk in free agency. I wonder how they would like to see him in Eagles green. The Birds 24/7 Eagles blog asked Brian Baldinger of NFL Network and of various outlets around Philadelphia to name three free agents who would be a good…

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