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  1. Redskins Draft Countdown: Duke G Laken Tomlinson

    Mar 30, 2015, 2:00 PM EDT

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    The NFL Draft is just over four weeks away and I’ll continue researching the prospects throughout the lead-up to the draft. Along the way I’ll be sharing some of what I find out with Real Redskins readers. The focus will be on players in areas of need for the Redskins but I might look at…

  2. Need to Know: Redskins’ Gruden looks for a second-year leap from Spencer Long

    Mar 27, 2015, 5:15 AM EDT

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    Here is what you need to know on this Friday, March 27, 34 days before the Washington Redskins go on the clock at the NFL draft. 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…

  3. Need to Know: Playing the odds predicting the Redskins’ 2015 O-line

    Mar 5, 2015, 5:12 AM EDT

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    Here is what you need to know on this Thursday, March 5, five days before the Washington Redskins and the rest of the NFL start free agency. Nickel coverage 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…

  4. Will the Redskins try to squeeze out more cap room?

    Mar 2, 2015, 10:23 AM EDT

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    The Redskins have about $25 million in salary cap space, assuming that the NFL cap comes in at the $143 million that the NFLPA estimated last week. They created over $9 million in space last week when they released defensive linemen Barry Cofield and Stephen Bowen. With free agency starting a week from tomorrow, are…

  5. Need to Know: How many changes on the Redskins’ OL in 2015?

    Feb 15, 2015, 6:08 AM EDT

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    Here is what you need to know on this Sunday, February 15, three 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. Need to Know: Who will be cap casualties for the Redskins?

    Jan 19, 2015, 5:43 AM EDT

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    Here is what you need to know on this Monday, January 19, 101 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…

  7. Redskins 2015 cap outlook: Interior O-line

    Jan 5, 2015, 1:00 PM EDT

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    As Jay Gruden and company search for a new defensive coordinator people 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…

  8. Need to Know: Is there a quick offseason fix for the Redskins offensive line?

    Dec 5, 2014, 5:06 AM EDT

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    Here is what you need to know on this Friday, December 5, two days before the Washington Redskins play the St. Louis Rams at FedEx Field. Three and out 1. Exactly what do the Redskins need to do on the offensive line during the offseason to compete in 2015? There appear to be one and…

  9. Need to Know: Redskins roster battles looming a week before camp

    Jul 17, 2014, 4:55 AM EDT

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    Here is what you need to know on this Thursday, July 17, seven days before the Redskins start training camp. Three and out Here are a few roster thoughts a week from the start of Redskins training camp. —Before OTAs, I had Santana Moss on the wrong side of the roster bubble, figuring that a…

  10. Need to Know: Will there be a shakeup on the Redskins’ O-line?

    Jul 2, 2014, 5:00 AM EDT

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    Here is what you need to know on this Wednesday, July 2, 22 days before the Redskins start training camp. Three and out What are the chances that the Redskins line up in Houston on Sept. 7 with the same line that has been the first unit during OTAs and minicamp? Let’s take a look.…

  11. More fan Twitter questions: Trent Murphy, improvements on D, 10 wins for the Redskins?

    May 22, 2014, 11:55 AM EDT

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    In case you missed it, we got so many good questions we split the Twitter mailbag into two parts. Here is Part 1 from yesterday; let’s get rolling right here with Part 2: @Rich_TandlerCSN #RedskinsTalk Is Moses’ handling of Murphy in minicamp more good or bad? — L. Allen (@L_Allen_) May 20, 2014 You need…

  12. Need to Know: 5 Redskins thoughts including O-line competition

    May 21, 2014, 5:16 AM EDT

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    Here is what you need to know on this Wednesday, May 21, six days before the start of OTAs. Nickel coverage With the draft and rookie minicamp in the rear view mirror and the start of OTAs almost a week away, here are five thoughts on the Redskins. —With the exception of Shawn Lauvao, who…

  13. 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…

  14. McGlynn could push for starting role on Redskins’ O-line

    Apr 4, 2014, 11:55 AM EDT

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    Two days after Jay Gruden talked about the planned lineup at the middle of the offensive line, the Redskins put another name into the mix that could continue the transformation of the offensive line. Gruden said that the plan was to have newly-signed Shawn Lauvao play left guard and move Kory Lichtensteiger from left guard…

  15. Need to Know: Five Redskins who could be cap casualties

    Mar 6, 2014, 4:55 AM EDT

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    Here is what you need to know on this Thursday, March 6, five days before the start of NFL free agency. Nickel coverage The Redskins made some moves to clear some salary cap money on Tuesday. They may not be done. Here are five more players they could release to clear more salary cap space.…

  16. Need to Know: The 5 most penalized Redskins in 2013

    Jan 30, 2014, 5:09 AM EDT

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    Here is what you need to know on this Thursday, January 30, 98 days before the NFL Draft. Nickel coverage Here are the five most penalized Redskins of 2013 (counts include declined penalties): 1. C Will Montgomery (9 penalties, 73 yards)—Monty got started early with four penalties in the first two games. He was flagged…

  17. Need to Know: The five oldest Redskins and their futures

    Jan 24, 2014, 5:19 AM EDT

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    Here is what you need to know on this Friday, January 24, 73 days before the Redskins start offseason workouts. Nickel coverage Some of the oldest members of the 2013 Redskins are set to become free agents. Here are the five oldest Redskins who are currently under contract and a look at the prospects for…

  18. Salary cap review: Redskins have flexibility on offensive line

    Jan 20, 2014, 12:02 PM EDT

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    Salary cap review: Offensive line As Jay Gruden continues to assemble his coaching staff, 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 situation…

  19. Need to Know: Five possible Redskins cap casualties

    Jan 3, 2014, 5:51 AM EDT

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    Here is what you need to know on this Friday, January 3, 67 days before the start of free agency. Nickel coverage It’s a fact of life that players get cut during the offseason in order for a team to create more cap space. The presence of a new coaching staff can make for even…

  20. Need to Know: Five Redskins who need to step up

    Nov 11, 2013, 5:27 AM EDT

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    Here is what you need to know on this Monday, November 11, six days before the Washington Redskins play the Philadelphia Eagles. Nickel coverage Yesterday, we looked at five Redskins who have exceeded expectations in the 2013 season. Today, it’s five who need to step up if the Redskins are going to make something of…

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