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

    Jul 25, 2014, 12:37 PM EDT


    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…

  2. Will the Redskins keep a fullback on the 53?

    Jun 23, 2014, 11:02 AM EDT


    The Redskins went into the pre-training camp break with the same 90 players they had on the roster prior to OTAs. That means that Darrel Young remains the only fullback on the roster. Some might look at that as good news for Young. Not having competition for your job could take a lot of the…

  3. Need to Know: 5 ‘on the bubble’ Redskins whose jobs are safe

    Jun 13, 2014, 4:53 AM EDT


    Here is what you need to know on this Friday, June 13, four days before the start of Redskins minicamp. Nickel coverage Here are five Redskins who many fans think are in danger of not making the 53-man roster whose jobs are, in reality, safe. Niles Paul—Many complain because he doesn’t produce much as a…

  4. Need to Know: 5 offensive Redskins with a lot on the line in OTAs

    May 28, 2014, 5:42 AM EDT


    Here is what you need to know on this Wednesday, May 28, 20 days before the start of minicamp. Nickel coverage (Still on vacation, enjoying some beautiful sunsets in the Outer Banks. But fresh content is back in your Need to Know. I still might be slow in approving first comments and responding.) Here are…

  5. Need to Know: The five longest tenured Redskins

    Feb 16, 2014, 6:15 AM EDT


    Here is what you need to know on this Sunday, February 16, three days before the start of the NFL Combine. Nickel coverage Here are the five longest tenured Redskins currently under contract (including time spend on practice squad): 1. DE Kedric Golston 2006, drafted in sixth round—He could be challenged for a reserve spot…

  6. Need to Know: The Redskins’ five longest plays of 2013

    Feb 14, 2014, 5:15 AM EDT

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    Here is what you need to know on this Friday, February 14, five days before the start of the NFL Combine. Nickel coverage Here are the Redskins five longest gains of 2013: 1t. Robert Griffin pass complete deep left to Darrel Young for 62 yards, touchdown @ Eagles 11/17—If you had Griffin to Young for…

  7. Need to Know: The Redskins’ five most effective offensive players

    Feb 8, 2014, 5:55 AM EDT


    Here is what you need to know on this Saturday, February 8, 11 days before the NFL Combine. Nickel coverage The NFL keeps a stat called “net yards over average”. It works along the lines of the plus/minus numbers they keep in basketball and hockey. The NFL has figured out how many yards the average…

  8. Penalties, confusion at key point costs Redskins

    Dec 23, 2013, 2:55 PM EDT


    When you lose a game by a point, a team can go back and point a finger at almost any moment during the game where something went wrong. One such moment for the Redskins on Sunday came in the second quarter. With the Cowboys leading 7-3, Washington embarked on one of their better drives of…

  9. Need to Know: Shanahan says Redskins’ offense did not change for Cousins

    Dec 17, 2013, 5:22 AM EDT


    Here is what you need to know on this Tuesday, December 17, five days before the Washington Redskins host the Dallas Cowboys. Nickel coverage Five notes and quotes from Mike Shanahan’s press conference on Monday 1. Shanahan was asked how the Redskins managed to get through the game with only one sack. Note how he…

  10. Monday six pack: Redskins’ Amerson comes through with big plays

    Nov 4, 2013, 11:48 AM EDT


    Here are some of my observations from the Washington Redskins’ 30-24 overtime win over the Chargers: 1. Pierre Garçon was good and very valuable last year but we didn’t see the acrobatic, jaw-dropping catches he made in Indianapolis. Now, we have. Last week in Denver he made a lunging, one-handed grab of a Robert Griffin…

  11. Griffin bounces back in Redskins’ OT win

    Nov 3, 2013, 6:33 PM EDT

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    “When you’re bad, you have to get good.” That’s what Robert Griffin III said when talking about some issues the Washington Redskins had with some early drives in their 30-24 overtime win over the San Diego Chargers. But he could have been talking about the 2013 Redskins as a whole. Griffin and the Redskins aren’t…

  12. Need to Know: RG3 under the microscope

    Oct 11, 2013, 5:05 AM EDT

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    Here is what you need to know on this Friday, October 11, two days before the Washington Redskins visit the Dallas Cowboys on Sunday night. Nickel coverage Five items of interest from Redskins Park: 1. You normally don’t think of nose tackle Barry Cofield when you think of reasons why outside linebackers Brian Orakpo and…

  13. Practice notes: Moss still gets it done

    Jul 30, 2013, 6:52 PM EDT


    RICHMOND—The Redskins got Day 5 of their 2013 training camp under their belts today under mostly sunny skies and humidity and temperatures that are starting to feel more like the norms in late July here. —The highlight play of the day came early. Santana Moss made a one handed catch of a Robert Griffin III… Archives

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