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  1. Baker’s premature celebration says a lot about state of the Redskins

    Dec 8, 2014, 10:00 AM EST

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    NFL players and coaches like to say that each play is its own entity, that what happens from snap to whistle doesn’t mean anything beyond that few seconds. But sometimes what happens during a play that epitomizes more than just that particular situation. Sometimes a play can serve as a symbol for a game, a…

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

    Dec 6, 2014, 6:24 AM EST

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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…

  3. Need to Know: Redskins Park notes and quotes–Trent Williams doesn’t feel the pressure

    Sep 5, 2014, 4:38 AM EST

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    Here is what you need to know on this Thursday, September 5, two days before the Redskins open their season against the Texans. Redskins Park notes and quotes The buzz from Redskins Park on Thursday: —With four years under his belt and some freakish athletic ability, Trent Williams does not feel like he’s under the…

  4. Need to Know: 5 under the radar Redskins who will be playmakers in 2014

    Aug 30, 2014, 5:27 AM EST

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    Here is what you need to know on this Saturday, August 30, eight day before the Redskins open their season against the Texans. Nickel coverage The preseason is finally over and we can move on to the games that actually count. But the practice games were useful in confirming a few things I’d seen in…

  5. Need to Know: Redskins Park News and Notes–Baker remembers when 4th preseason game was his ‘Super Bowl’

    Aug 27, 2014, 5:09 AM EST

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    Here is what you need to know on this Wednesday, August 27, one day before the Redskins wrap up the preseason against the Bucs. Redskins Park notes and quotes The buzz around Ashburn: —David Amerson hasn’t played a whole lot of cornerback and his life and he said that he’s just starting to feel comfortable…

  6. Need to Know: The five best players at Redskins training camp

    Aug 14, 2014, 4:49 AM EST

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    Here is what you need to know on this Thursday, August 14, four days before the Redskins host the Browns on preseason Monday night football. Nickel coverage The Redskins have packed up and left Richmond. Here are the five players I thought had the best training camps: Keenan Robinson—He hasn’t started a game at inside…

  7. Need to Know: High expectations for Redskins’ Baker in 2014

    Jul 18, 2014, 4:53 AM EST

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    Here is what you need to know on this Friday, July 18, six days before the Redskins start training camp. Three and out —I wouldn’t say that there is a great deal of hype surrounding DE Chris Baker this offseason but there certainly are some fairly high expectations. He signed a three-year, $9 million contact…

  8. Need to Know: Many Redskins hard at work two weeks before start of camp

    Jul 10, 2014, 5:11 AM EST

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    Here is what you need to know on this Thursday, July 10, 14 days before the Redskins start training camp. Three and out Here are a few tidbits and updates as we are two weeks away from the first practice of Redskins training camp 2014. —Players are off but there were at least a dozen…

  9. Need to Know: Who is the most underrated Redskin?

    Jul 7, 2014, 5:39 AM EST

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    Here is what you need to know on this Monday, July 7, 17 days before the Redskins start training camp. Three and out —Here’s a tidbit on Jordan Reed that I came across over the weekend. Since 2010, only one rookie tight end has had more than 125 yards receiving in a game. That was…

  10. Need to Know: 5 Redskins who could have breakout 2014 seasons

    Jun 2, 2014, 5:20 AM EST

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    Here is what you need to know on this Monday, June 2, 15 days before the start of minicamp. Nickel coverage Breakout players can either be relative unkowns who all of a sudden have a standout year or they can be solid performers who blossom to play at a Pro Bowl level. Here are five…

  11. Real numbers on Baker deal: 3 years, $9 million

    Feb 28, 2014, 9:12 AM EST

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    After the Redskins announced that they had signed Chris Baker to a new contract, the numbers that came out seemed rather high for a role player who has the potential to develop into a solid starter. What we heard from various media reports was a three-year deal worth $12 million with $4 million guaranteed. Those…

  12. Press release: Redskins re-sign Chris Baker

    Feb 27, 2014, 2:42 PM EST

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    The Redskins announced that they have re-signed pending free agent defensive lineman Chris Baker. Baker played in 15 games for the Redskins last year, starting three. The 26-year-old out of Hampton recorded one sack and 16 tackles. Much of his value to the defense comes from his flexibility. He logged a substantial number of snaps…

  13. Need to Know: Five Redskins backups who could start in 2014

    Jan 29, 2014, 4:51 AM EST

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    Here is what you need to know on this Wednesday, January 29, 99 days before the NFL Draft. Nickel coverage Here are five Redskins who were backups in 2013 who could be starters in 2014. 1. OT Tom Compton—If the Redskins don’t bring in a right tackle in free agency, Compton could compete with Tyler…

  14. Salary cap analysis: Cap casualties coming on Redskins D-line?

    Jan 27, 2014, 11:55 AM EST

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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…

  15. Did Haslett provide a blueprint for defensive free agency?

    Jan 25, 2014, 1:55 PM EST

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    Jim Haslett talked to reporters at the Senior Bowl yesterday and he had a few interesting things to say. The Redskins, he said, will stick with the 3-4 defense as their base. That is not surprising. Jay Gruden indicated that the 3-4 was here to stay during his introductory press conference. Haslett also talked about…

  16. The Week That Was: Redskins’ OL continuity rare in today’s NFL

    Aug 18, 2013, 7:26 AM EST

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    Here is what you need to know on this Sunday August 17, one day before the Redskins take on the Steelers at FedEx Field in preseason game No. 2. That Was the Week That Was —Going into this round of preseason games, 55 NFL players had suffered season ending injuries. That means that the Redskins,…

  17. Need to Know: Big opportunity for Gettis

    Aug 8, 2013, 5:00 AM EST

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    RICHMOND—Here is what you need to know on this Thursday, August 8, the day the Redskins open their preseason against the Titans. Join us for our game chat It’s been 214 days since the last one so we know that you can’t wait for our game chat tonight. We’ll get going at about 7:30 to…

  18. Practice report: Josh Wilson back in the swing

    Jul 29, 2013, 7:25 PM EST

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    RICHMOND—It’s getting hotter here every day but that’s the way it’s supposed to be. Here is your practice report for Monday afternoon. —Jarvis Jenkins is in limbo. He’s the starter at left defensive end but he won’t be on the roster for the first four games. So he is spending some time with the second…

  19. TW3: Will a rookie start at safety?

    Jul 28, 2013, 7:29 AM EST

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    Here is what you need to know on this Sunday, July 28, 11 days before the Redskins open their preseason against the Titans. That was the week that was —The Redskins did host linebacker Joe Mays last night at the Bon Secours Training Center in Richmond. For the time being it appears that he is…

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