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  1. Need to Know: Why did the Redskins hire Joe Barry?

    Jan 23, 2015, 4:52 AM EST

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    Here is what you need to know on this Friday, January 23, 97 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…

  2. Seven questions for Redskins GM Scot McCloughan

    Jan 9, 2015, 10:00 AM EST

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    The Redskins will introduce Scot McCloughan at a press conference today at noon. Here are some questions that the team’s first true general manager since 1999 that are likely to be asked. When did the possibility of McCloughan coming to Washington first come up? There are some who suspect that the Redskins acted after all…

  3. Need to Know: Has Snyder found the right structure for the Redskins?

    Jan 7, 2015, 5:10 AM EST

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    Here is what you need to know on this Wednesday, January 7, 62 days before NFL free agency starts. Three and out—After trying everything else, Snyder may have it right this time 1. On Monday morning very few Redskins fans knew who Scot McCloughan was. Now, assuming that he and the organization are able to finish hammering…

  4. Need to Know: Did Allen say he’d give up his control of Redskins football operations?

    Jan 6, 2015, 5:02 AM EST

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    Here is what you need to know on this Tuesday, January 6, 63 days before NFL free agency starts Three and out— 1. After DeMarcus Lawrence sacked Matthew Stafford to clinch the Cowboys’ playoff win over the Lions, a number of people on Twitter remembered that Dallas had acquired the pick that they used to take…

  5. Need to Know: Redskins’ Allen–‘Free agency is not going to be your solution’

    Jan 2, 2015, 6:52 AM EST

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    Here is what you need to know on this Friday, January 2, 118 days before the Redskins make their pick in the first round of the 2015 NFL draft. Three and out—Will the Redskins actually build through the draft? 1. The Redskins have started their search for a defensive coordinator with a couple of very intriguing possibilities…

  6. New coordinator just a first step towards fixing Redskins’ defense

    Jan 1, 2015, 10:00 AM EST

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    As it turns out coach Jay Gruden did not recommend that Jim Haslett should remain the Redskins’ defensive coordinator. We found out yesterday that he agreed to let him walk out the door. Although the authority to terminate Haslett’s employment rested with Bruce Allen, the general manager said that let the head coach and coordinator…

  7. Need to Know: Redskins’ Allen does little to inspire confidence

    Jan 1, 2015, 5:24 AM EST

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    Here is what you need to know on this Thursday, January 1, 119 days before the Redskins make their pick in the first round of the 2015 NFL draft. Three and out—Happy New Year edition 1. Before I could ask Bruce Allen my planned question about why season ticket holders should expect things to be any…

  8. Transcript: Bruce Allen news conference 12.31.14

    Dec 31, 2014, 2:18 PM EST

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    Here is the transcript of Bruce Allen’s news conference today, December 31, 2014. (courtesy Redskins PR) President/General Manager Bruce Allen Opening statement: “We just finished a frustrating season that had a few ups and too many downs. As Coach [Jay] Gruden talked about with you all on Monday, we’re going to take this time to…

  9. Need to Know: Will Redskins’ Gruden stand on the table for Haslett?

    Dec 31, 2014, 6:26 AM EST

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    Here is what you need to know on this Wednesday, December 31, 120 days before the Washington Redskins make their pick in the first round of the 2015 NFL draft. Three and out—More change for the sake of change? 1. This seems to be Jay Gruden’s New Year’s resolution. “There are some changes that are going…

  10. Need to Know: Redskins got what they should have expected from Hatcher

    Dec 28, 2014, 6:08 AM EST

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    Here is what you need to know on this Sunday, December 28, 123 days before the first round of the 2015 NFL draft. Three and out—One last 2014 roster shuffle 1. The Redskins made their final roster shuffle of the 2014 season yesterday when they put DE Jason Hatcher on injured reserve and claimed defensive lineman…

  11. Need to Know: Will Redskins’ Haslett stay or go?

    Dec 27, 2014, 6:14 AM EST

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    Here is what you need to know on this Saturday, December 27, one day before the Washington Redskins host the Dallas Cowboys. Three and out—Will Haslett stay or go? 1. Zac Boyer of the Washington Times talked to Redskins coach Jay Gruden yesterday and the coach said that he was “absolutely” interested in bringing back Jim…

  12. Need to Know: With more turmoil ahead, it’s deja vu all over again for the Redskins

    Dec 7, 2014, 6:33 AM EST

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    Here is what you need to know on this Sunday, December 7, seven days before the Washington Redskins go to the Meadowlands to play the New York Giants. Team turmoil is at it again Here we are again. Last year on December 8 the 3-9 Redskins played a Sunday afternoon game against the Chiefs in…

  13. Need to Know: Can DeSean Jackson get back on a roll vs. the Colts?

    Nov 29, 2014, 5:50 AM EST

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    Here is what you need to know on this Saturday, November 29, one day before the Washington Redskins travel to Indianapolis to play the Colts. Three and out: Trent should be back 1. Jay Gruden made no bones about it when I asked him yesterday—he is concerned about winning games right now in the short…

  14. Tough talk from Gruden on RG3 reports but will action follow?

    Nov 3, 2014, 11:00 AM EST

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    We don’t yet know if Jay Gruden will be a more successful head coach of the Redskins than Mike Shanahan was. We have a pretty good idea that Gruden will take a more aggressive approach to shooting down negative media reports about the organization in general and about quarterback Robert Griffin III in particular. About…

  15. What are the Redskins’ options for creating more cap space?

    Aug 13, 2014, 11:55 AM EST

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    The Redskins don’t have any breathing room under the NFL salary cap and Bruce Allen said that the team needs to create some. Allen confirmed that the team has around $2 million in cap space remaining and that’s not enough. “Obviously we’re going to have some injuries during the year that will eat that up,”…

  16. Need to Know: Redskins quotes and notes–Hard Knocks, no-drama camp, and more

    Aug 13, 2014, 4:54 AM EST

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    RICHMOND—Here is what you need to know on this Wednesday, August 13, five days before the Redskins host the Browns on preseason Monday night football. Nickel coverage —Will Hard Knocks come knocking in Richmond? Bruce Allen was asked about the possibility of the Redskins being on the HBO reality series. “Hard Knocks has been something…

  17. Need to Know: Redskins camp news and notes, Day 5–Last live drills of the year?

    Jul 29, 2014, 5:14 AM EST

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    RICHMOND—Here is what you need to know on this Tuesday, July 29, nine days before the Redskins open the preseason against the Patriots. Nickel coverage News, notes, and quotes from Day 5 of Redskins training camp. —I get asked on a regular basis how Morgan Moses is doing and if they intend to keep him…

  18. Need to Know: The 5 biggest events of the Redskins’ offseason

    Jun 20, 2014, 4:52 AM EST

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    Here is what you need to know on this Friday, June 20, 34 days before the Redskins start training camp. Nickel coverage The Redskins offseason program ended yesterday with their final minicamp practice. Here are the five most important events that have happened during the offseason. —Mike Shanahan fired—Shanahan’s team pulled out a playoff spot…

  19. Will an emphasis on work ethic take some players off the Redskins’ draft board?

    May 7, 2014, 11:55 AM EST

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    It appears that the Redskins are putting a greater emphasis on intangibles when they are putting together their draft board and that might remove some prospects from consideration. “What we’re looking for is people who love football and want to play football and want to win with the Washington Redskins,” said Bruce Allen during the…

  20. Need to Know: Five notes and quotes from the Redskins’ pre-draft presser

    May 7, 2014, 5:04 AM EST

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    Here is what you need to know on this Wednesday, May 7, one day before the NFL draft. Nickel coverage Here are five notes and quotes from the Redskins’ pre-draft press conference with Bruce Allen and Scott Campbell on Tuesday: Allen on having a minicamp prior to the draft: From the personnel standpoint, it was…

  21. Draft chatter: For many teams, the NFL Draft revolves around the QB position

    May 5, 2014, 11:55 AM EST

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    The draft starts on Thursday and while the don’t know how things will unfold, we do know one thing—that for most teams that don’t have a quarterback the draft will revolve around getting that quarterback. The chances seem high that the Browns, Titans, Jaguars, Texans, Raiders, Vikings, Bucs and Cardinals will take quarterbacks at some point…

  22. Has Brian Orakpo proven himself?

    Apr 30, 2014, 11:55 AM EST

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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…

  23. Need to Know: 5 NFL draft notes including the Redskins’ pick at 34

    Apr 16, 2014, 4:48 AM EST

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    Here is what you need to know on this Wednesday, April 16, 22 days before the NFL draft. Nickel coverage Here are five thoughts on the Redskins and the NFL draft, which eventually will get here, I’m told. —It’s not a grocery list, people. You don’t grab your cart and head to aisle five to…

  24. Need to Know: Five angles on Jackson and the Redskins

    Apr 1, 2014, 9:41 AM EST

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    With the DeSean Jackson visit to Redskins Park ongoing today, here are five angles on about the situation.

  25. Can the Redskins afford to sign DeSean Jackson?

    Mar 30, 2014, 8:57 AM EST

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    Can the Redskins afford to sign DeSean Jackson? It’s a simple question with a complex answer. The short answer is yes. Despite the fact that they have about $7 million in cap room left for the 2014 season, they could construct a contract that would meet Jackson’s contract demands, which likely would be something in…

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