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  1. 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…

  2. 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…

  3. 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…

  4. 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…

  5. 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…

  6. 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…

  7. 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…

  8. 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…

  9. 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…

  10. 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…

  11. 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…

  12. 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…

  13. 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…

  14. 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…

  15. 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…

  16. 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…

  17. Need to Know: 5 Redskins on the wrong side of the roster bubble on offense

    Jun 21, 2014, 5:34 AM EDT

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    Here is what you need to know on this Saturday, June 21, 33 days before the Redskins start training camp. Nickel coverage Yesterday, I posted my 53-man roster prediction for the players on offense. In the tradition of March Madness bracketology, here are my first five off of the roster (the five who came closest…

  18. Need to Know: The five youngest Redskins and their 2014 prospects

    Jan 27, 2014, 5:06 AM EDT

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    Here is what you need to know on this Monday, January 27, 23 days before the NFL Combine. Nickel coverage Here are the five youngest Redskins who saw action on the field in 2013 and their prospects for 2014: CB David Amerson (22.1 years old as of today)—It was thought that he would be something…

  19. Need to Know: Redskins respect Packers’ Rodgers

    Sep 12, 2013, 5:32 AM EDT

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    Here is what you need to know on this Thursday, September 12, three days before the Redskins play the Packers at Lambeau Field. Nickel coverage 1. When asking Redskins players about Aaron Rodgers it didn’t take long for them to come to saying “one of the best in the business”. Robert Griffin III said of…

  20. Need to Know: RG3 says Redskins had the ‘can’t-get-rights’

    Sep 10, 2013, 7:26 AM EDT

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    Here is what you need to know on this Tuesday, September 10, five days before the Redskins play the Packers at Lambeau Field. Nickel coverage 1. Without much fanfare, the Redskins’ London Fletcher played in his 241st consecutive game. Since Bucs’ defensive back Ronde Barber spend Sunday in a broadcast booth instead of taking the…

  21. Need to Know: Redskins’ restructure money already spent

    Sep 5, 2013, 5:55 AM EDT

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    Here is what you need to know on this Thursday, September 5, four days before the Redskins open up their season against the Eagles at FedEx Field. Nickel coverage 1. Pierre Garçon says that he is 100 percent healthy after missing six games last year with a toe injury and having surgery to repair a torn…

  22. Need to Know: Special teams clinch roster spot for Murphy

    Sep 3, 2013, 5:13 AM EDT

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    Here is what you need to know on this Tuesday, September 3, six days before the Redskins open up their season against the Eagles at FedEx Field. Nickel coverage 1. I posted yesterday on Barry Cofield’s contract restructure. It should be noted that Cofield did not take any less money in the deal. Basically, Cofield…

  23. Need to Know: Not yet mission accomplished for RG3

    Aug 30, 2013, 6:25 AM EDT

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    Here is what you need to know on this Friday, August 30, 10 days before the Redskins open up their season against the Eagles at FedEx Field. Nickel coverage Five things from Redskins Park: 1. The next day and a half will be nerve racking for a few dozen players who are on the bubble.…

  24. Need to Know: Crawford’s return to Redskins is likely

    Aug 27, 2013, 5:02 AM EDT

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    Here is what you need to know on this Tuesday, August 27, two days before the Redskins finish up their preseason at the Bucs. Nickel coverage Five notes from Redskins Park: 1. There seems to be no question that Barry Cofield will be in the lineup on Sept. 9. When Shanahan was asked about him,…

  25. Crawford injury has ripple effects for Redskins

    Aug 25, 2013, 1:55 PM EDT

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    Occasionally, roster numbers problems have a way of working themselves out. And the solution sometimes comes in the worst possible way. Before Saturday’s game against the Bills, the Redskins were pondering how they might be able to keep six cornerbacks on their 53-man roster. Now, with cornerback and punt returner Richard Crawford out for the…

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