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  1. 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…

  2. 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…

  3. 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…

  4. 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…

  5. 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…

  6. 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.…

  7. 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,…

  8. 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…

  9. The Week That Was: Can the NFL protect players from themselves?

    Aug 25, 2013, 6:40 AM EDT

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    Here is what you need to know on this Sunday, August 25, four days before the Redskins finish up their preseason against the Bucs. That Was The Week That Was —Yeah, it’s dumb for the NFL to fine RG3 $10,000 for wearing an “Operation Patience” T-shirt during warmups before last Monday night’s preseason game. But…

  10. Need to Know: Shanahan says ‘anything short of a Super Bowl is a failure’

    Aug 24, 2013, 5:54 AM EDT

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    Here is what you need to know on this Saturday, August 24, five days before the Redskins finish up their preseason at the Bucs. Nickel coverage Five things from Redskins Park and FedEx Field: 1. The NFL confirmed that DeJon Gomes did not get fined for a second-quarter penalty for leading with his helmet against…

  11. Need to Know: Who’s in-out for Redskins-Steelers

    Aug 19, 2013, 5:45 AM EDT

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    RICHMOND—Here is what you need to know on this Monday, August 19, five days before the Redskins take on the Bills at FedEx Field. Game chat tonight We had a great turnout for our first game chat of the year so tonight should be a lot of fun as well. Tarik, JP, and I will…

  12. Practice notes: A limited RG3 still draws cheers

    Jul 25, 2013, 8:34 PM EDT

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    RICHMOND—Here are a few observations on the Redskins’ first full training camp practice on July 25, 2013. —Per the CBA rules, the Redskins were not in full pads today; those are not permitted until the fourth day of training camp. Some of the players wore shells (light shoulder pads) but for most it was helmets…

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