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  1. Are the Redskins saving their cap dollars for 2017?

    Mar 20, 2016, 10:12 AM EDT

    Scot-McCloughan-2015

    Most expected the Redskins to remain relatively inactive during free agency this year. During the Senior Bowl practices Scot McCloughan said that the Redskins wouldn’t be “big players” in free agency. If he reversed course and had a big signing or two he would not have been the first GM to render earlier statements inoperative.…

  2. Need to Know: Who are the top 2017 Redskins free agents?

    Feb 22, 2016, 5:12 AM EDT

    Jordan-Reed-vs.-Cowboys-2

    Here is what you need to know on this Monday, February 22, two days before the NFL Combine in Indianapolis. Top five 2017 free agents As the Redskins prepare to put the current draft class under the microscope at the NFL Combine and continue to make preparations for free agency it helps to be reminded…

  3. Need to Know: Redskins 2015 regular season superlatives

    Jan 5, 2016, 6:04 AM EDT

    Hopkins-FG-try-vs-Dallas

    Here is what you need to know on this Tuesday, January 5, five days before the Washington Redskins host the Green Bay Packers in a wild card playoff game. Redskins 2015 regular season superlatives Before we dive head first into the playoffs let’s take a look back at the 2015 season. As you know, most…

  4. Need to Know: Who will the Redskins play in Knighton’s place?

    Nov 8, 2015, 6:29 AM EDT

    Baker-vs-Eagles

    Here is what you need to know on this Sunday, November 8, the day the Washington Redskins visit the New England Patriots. Five final thoughts on Redskins vs. Patriots PROVIDENCE, RI—Reporting from here this morning before heading over to Foxborough for the game. —It is not a complete surprise that Terrance Knighton is out of…

  5. Need to Know: Redskins’ Cousins looks for balance between fire and ice

    Nov 5, 2015, 5:09 AM EDT

    Cousins-vs-Eagles

    Here is what you need to know on this Thursday, November 5, three days before the Redskins visit the New England Patriots. Read and react Here are some quotes from around Redskins Park on Wednesday and my thoughts on them. Jason Hatcher on the importance of Sunday’s game and about the Redskins playing as big…

  6. Need to Know: Five Redskins who have exceeded expectations in 2015

    Oct 30, 2015, 5:03 AM EDT

    Crowder-catch-vs-Bucs

    Here is what you need to know on this Friday, October 30, 9 days before the Redskins visit the New England Patriots. Five who have exceeded expectations We all think we have things figured out before the season starts and then they actually start playing and we are surprised. Some players we didn’t expect to…

  7. Need to Know: Gruden wants Jones to show more patience

    Oct 28, 2015, 5:22 AM EDT

    Matt-Jones-vs-Bucs

    Here is what you need to know on this Wednesday, October 28, 11 days before the Redskins visit the New England Patriots. Read and react Here are a few things said around Redskins Park on Tuesday and my reaction to them: Jay Gruden talking about what running back Matt Jones needs to work on to…

  8. Need to Know: Redskins accountability in action

    Oct 6, 2015, 5:33 AM EDT

    Baker-vs-Eagles

    Here is what you need to know on this Tuesday, October 6, five days before the Washington Redskins play the Atlanta Falcons. More accountability in action             My CSN colleague Tarik El-Bashir wrote a fine column yesterday of how accountability is becoming a real, tangible thing at Redskins Park. You…

  9. Redskins practice report, Day 5: RG3 sharp in 2-minute work

    Aug 3, 2015, 6:43 PM EDT

    RG3 pads practice

    RICHMOND—It was hot again today as the Redskins end a stretch of five straight practice days. Here are my observations from the afternoon practice: —The Redskins practiced in true full pads for the first time today, including pants with the mandated pads in them. They picked probably the hottest afternoon so far to so that.…

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

    Jul 23, 2015, 5:14 AM EDT

    Baker

    Here is what you need to know on this Thursday, July 21, 7 days before the Washington Redskins start training camp. Nickel coverage With the start of training camp a week away, much of the focus is on the newcomers to the Redskins’ roster. But let’s take a look at some players who were around…

  11. Need to Know: Week 1 backups who could become starters for the Redskins

    Jul 5, 2015, 5:28 AM EDT

    Baker

    Here is what you need to know on this Sunday, July 5, 25 days before the Washington Redskins start training camp. Backup to starter? Here are five Redskins who could be backups in Week 1 but could be starting at some point as the season wears on. —ILB Martrell Spaight—Some fans think he will jump…

  12. Need to Know: Who will make the biggest difference on the Redskins’ defense?

    Jun 20, 2015, 6:27 AM EDT

    Knighton-OTAs

    Here is what you need to know on this Saturday, June 20, 40 days before the Washington Redskins start training camp. Nickel coverage Here are a five more thoughts on the state of the Redskins after they wrapped up their offseason program. Look here and here to see what I’ve written the last couple of days.…

  13. Need to Know: Redskins culture change will take time

    Jun 12, 2015, 5:25 AM EDT

    Chris-Baker-stop

    Here is what you need to know on this Friday, June 12, 4 days before the Washington Redskins start minicamp. Question of the day A few days a week I’ll give an in-depth answer to a question submitted by a fan on my Twitter feed, via the Real Redskins Facebook page, or in the comments…

  14. Need to Know: Five Redskins defensive players with work to do during OTAs

    May 26, 2015, 6:27 AM EDT

    Riley-vs-Eagles

    Here is what you need to know on this Tuesday, May 26, the day the Redskins start OTAs. Nickel coverage OTAs get underway today at Redskins Park. A few days ago we looked at some offensive players who will be under the microscope at Redskins Park over the next few weeks. Here are five defensive…

  15. Need to Know: Redskins’ D-line depth chart is in flux

    Feb 28, 2015, 5:58 AM EDT

    Redskins-D-line-vs.-Philly

    Here is what you need to know on this Saturday, February 28, 10 days before the Washington Redskins and the rest of the NFL start free agency. D-line transformation just beginning In 2011 the Redskins drafted Jarvis Jenkins in the second round and soon after the lockout ended they signed Stephen Bowen and Barry Cofield…

  16. Redskins 2015 salary cap outlook: Defensive line

    Jan 30, 2015, 12:04 PM EDT

    Bowen-vs-Vikings

    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’…

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

    Dec 8, 2014, 10:00 AM EDT

    Baker-hands-up

    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…

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

    Dec 6, 2014, 6:24 AM EDT

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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…

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

    Sep 5, 2014, 4:38 AM EDT

    Trent-Williams-stance

    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…

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

    Aug 30, 2014, 5:27 AM EDT

    Ryan-Grant-TD-Bucs

    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…

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

    Aug 27, 2014, 5:09 AM EDT

    1-on-1-camp

    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…

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

    Aug 14, 2014, 4:49 AM EDT

    Keenan Robinson camp

    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…

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

    Jul 18, 2014, 4:53 AM EDT

    Baker

    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…

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

    Jul 10, 2014, 5:11 AM EDT

    Redskins-camp-O-line

    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…

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

    Jul 7, 2014, 5:39 AM EDT

    Baker

    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…

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