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  1. Need to Know: After training camp, five Redskins who are now roster locks

    Aug 19, 2015, 5:36 AM EDT

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    Here is what you need to know on this Wednesday, August 19, one day before Washington Redskins play the Detroit Lions at FedEx Field. Five players who have become roster locks Before OTAs started in late May, I did a post on the players I thought were roster locks. I came up with 41 of…

  2. Redskins Practice report, Day 19: Williams and Amerson return

    Aug 16, 2015, 7:30 PM EDT

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    RICHMOND—The Redskins got together for their final day of practice in front of the fans here (there will be a closed practice tomorrow). Here are my observations. —OT Trent Williams was back to a full workload. So was CB David Amerson, who participated in individual drills on Saturday. Still out for the Redskins were TE…

  3. The good, the bad, and the ugly from Redskins vs. Browns

    Aug 14, 2015, 2:30 PM EDT

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    Earlier today we looked at the individual players who had rising and falling stock in the wake of last night’s preseason game in Cleveland. Keeping in mind that it can be dangerous to project regular seasons performance based on these games, let’s step back and look at the big picture and see what aspects of…

  4. Need to Know: Has Thompson locked up the Redskins’ third-down back job?

    Aug 9, 2015, 5:51 AM EDT

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    Here is what you need to know on this Sunday, August 9, four days before Washington Redskins open their preseason against the Browns in Cleveland. If you need to catch up on what’s happening in Richmond, scroll to the bottom for a list of our posts from the last 24 hours.  Has Thompson locked up the…

  5. Need to Know: Will the Redskins go to running back by committee?

    Jul 26, 2015, 4:22 AM EDT

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    Here is what you need to know on this Sunday, July 26, four days before the Washington Redskins start training camp. Best of NTK Hey, I’m taking off a couple of days prior to the start of training camp. I’m going to repost a few of the more popular posts from the last few months. This…

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

    Jul 23, 2015, 5:14 AM EDT

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    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…

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

    Jun 20, 2015, 6:27 AM EDT

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    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.…

  8. Redskins Tuesday minicamp report, offense: Griffin sharp

    Jun 16, 2015, 6:29 PM EDT

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    Earlier I took a look at what the Redskins did during their Tuesday minicamp on defense and special teams earlier today. Now, here’s a look at the offense. —They have mixed up a lot of linemen on the second and third teams so don’t read too much into this but in the early going the…

  9. Need to Know: What Redskins could be surprise contributors?

    Jun 13, 2015, 5:49 AM EDT

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    Here is what you need to know on this Saturday, June 13, three 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…

  10. Will the Redskins go to running back by committee?

    May 13, 2015, 2:00 PM EDT

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    The Redskins’ ranked 19th in the NFL in yards gained last year and their 4.2 yards per carry ranked 15th. That’s not good enough for a team that is as unsettled as the Redskins are at quarterback. Whether it’s Robert Griffin III behind center or Kirk Cousins or Colt McCoy, the QB will benefit greatly…

  11. Need to Know: Backup running back by committee for the Redskins?

    Apr 1, 2015, 5:19 AM EDT

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    Here is what you need to know on this Wednesday, April 1, 29 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…

  12. Need to Know: Who replaces Helu as the Redskins’ No. 2 running back?

    Mar 16, 2015, 4:50 AM EDT

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    Here is what you need to know on this Monday, March 16, 45 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…

  13. Need to Know: Which Redskins could rise up the depth chart in 2015?

    Mar 3, 2015, 4:53 AM EDT

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    Here is what you need to know on this Tuesday, March 3, seven days before the Washington Redskins and the rest of the NFL start free agency. 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 question submitted…

  14. Redskins salary cap outlook: Running back

    Jan 26, 2015, 1:30 PM EDT

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    Salary cap review: Running backs 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…

  15. Need to Know: NFL says two penalties on Breeland should not have been called

    Dec 18, 2014, 5:31 AM EDT

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    Here is what you need to know on this Thursday, December 18, two days before the Washington Redskins host the Philadelphia Eagles. Three and out— 1. With the early game this week the Redskins are going to make up for lost time. Although today is scheduled like one of their lighter Friday sessions they will go…

  16. Need to Know: Redskins RB Chris Thompson impresses Gruden

    Dec 16, 2014, 5:44 AM EDT

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    Here is what you need to know on this Tuesday, December 16, four days before the Washington Redskins host the Philadelphia Eagles. Three and out—Thompson impresses Gruden 1. The Redskins will be at work today instead of taking their usual Tuesday off. That’s because of the Saturday afternoon game against the Eagles. Starting quarterback Robert Griffin…

  17. Need to Know: Moses’ injury will affect Redskins’ offseason OL plans

    Dec 12, 2014, 4:49 AM EDT

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    Here is what you need to know on this Friday, December 12, two days before the Washington Redskins go to the Meadowlands to play the New York Giants. Three and out 1. It will be interesting to see if Chris Thompson, who was just moved up from the practice squad, gets any touches in these last…

  18. Need to Know: Redskins Park notes and quotes–Amerson ready for the challenge

    Sep 2, 2014, 4:39 AM EDT

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    Here is what you need to know on this Tuesday, September 2, five days before the Redskins open their season against the Texans. Redskins Park notes and quotes The buzz from around the team on Monday: —David Amerson played about 700 snaps last year and he’s taking a step up in 2014. Instead of guarding the…

  19. Need to Know: 5 observations on the Redskins’ 53-man roster

    Sep 1, 2014, 4:48 AM EDT

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    Here is what you need to know on this Monday, September 1, six days before the Redskins open their season against the Texans. Nickel coverage Five observations about the Redskins’ 53-man roster: —The waiver claim of Broncos safety Duke Ihenacho makes a lot of sense. It’s hard for a team that’s as needy at safety as…

  20. Need to Know: Five things to watch at Redskins Park including a Plan B for Meriweather

    Aug 25, 2014, 5:05 AM EDT

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    Here is what you need to know on this Monday, August 23, three days before the Redskins wrap up the preseason against the Bucs. Nickel coverage Here are five things I’ll be watching this week at Redskins Park and in Thursday’s preseason finale against the Bucs: —Clarity at running back—The Redskins had four players who…

  21. Need to Know: Redskins Park quick hits–Ex-QB Gruden couldn’t slide either

    Aug 21, 2014, 4:58 AM EDT

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    Here is what you need to know on this Thursday, August 21, two days before the Redskins play their third preseason game against the Ravens. Redskins Park quick hits The buzz from Redskins Park on Wednesday: —There never was much of a competition but Keenan Robinson has won the job to succeed London Fletcher at…

  22. Need to Know: Redskins Park news and notes–Thompson injury opening doors for others

    Aug 16, 2014, 5:17 AM EDT

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    Here is what you need to know on this Saturday, August 16, two days before the Redskins host the Browns on preseason Monday night football. Nickel coverage —It’s not yet certain that Colt McCoy will make the Redskins’ 53-man roster. But Robert Griffin III likes having him around, despite the fact that McCoy is from…

  23. Need to Know: Redskins camp notes–Seastrunk toughs it out

    Aug 11, 2014, 5:02 AM EDT

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    RICHMOND—Here is what you need to know on this Monday, August 11, seven days before the Redskins host the Browns on preseason Monday night football. Nickel coverage — Jay Gruden named Adam Hayward special teams captain for the Patriots game. The coach was asked why he did this. “Well, when you have a special teams…

  24. Redskins training camp report, Day 2: Speed back battle heats up

    Jul 25, 2014, 12:37 PM EDT

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    RICHMOND—The Redskins went out for their second day of training camp to much friendlier weather than the rain they encountered on Thursday. Skies were sunny and temperatures were moderate for Richmond in late July. Here are my observations from this morning. —Like yesterday, some players were in shells, others wore no pads at all. The…

  25. 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…

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