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  1. 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…

  2. Need to Know: 5 things we’ve learned about the 2014 Redskins

    Aug 29, 2014, 5:26 AM EDT

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    Here is what you need to know on this Friday, August 29, one day before the Redskins cut their roster to 53. Nickel coverage The offseason is finally over. The Redskins are going to cut their roster to 53 by 4 p.m. tomorrow, establish their practice squad Sunday, and get to work on Monday. Jay…

  3. Redskins, Patriots walk through final practice

    Aug 6, 2014, 11:30 AM EDT

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    RICHMOND—The Redskins and Patriots held their third and final joint practice session today. After two lively, hard-hitting sessions, we due for a letdown and we got it. Some of the players wore light pads, some wore no pads at all. They wore helmets but I’m not sure they needed them. The pace was a little…

  4. Need to Know: Redskins camp notes and quotes: Robinson misses out on Gronk

    Aug 5, 2014, 5:50 AM EDT

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    RICHMOND—Here is what you need to know on this Tuesday, August 5, two days before the Redskins open the preseason against the Patriots. Nickel coverage —The Redskins released their depth chart and Santana Moss was the top punt returner with DeSean Jackson second. If Moss and Jackson combine to return as many as five punts…

  5. Redskins training camp report, day 5: Things get chippy

    Jul 28, 2014, 12:51 PM EDT

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    RICHMOND—The Redskins held their fifth full practice of training camp in full pads, football pants and all. Here are my observations: —Lined up to return punts were DeSean Jackson, Lache Seastrunk, Richard Crawford, Nick Williams, Rashad Ross, and Chris Thompson. Crawford, Williams, and Thompson each fumbled a punt. —An open-field tackling drill didn’t last long…

  6. Redskins training camp report, Day 3: First day in pads

    Jul 26, 2014, 1:11 PM EDT

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    RICHMOND—The weather was a winner again today as practice was held under partly cloudy skies with temperatures that climbed through the 70’s as practice went on. Here are my observations: —They were permitted to wear pads for the first time and most of the players were in shoulder pads, helmets, and shorts. The one exception…

  7. 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…

  8. Redskins training camp practice report, Day 1: A soggy start

    Jul 24, 2014, 1:02 PM EDT

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    RICHMOND—The Redskins went out for their first training camp practice a little late due to a moderate, steady rain that had been falling all morning. Although they did wait a while to start letting fans into the Bon Secours training center, indicating that they might have been considering a change in the practice schedule, nothing…

  9. Will the Redskins throw it deep in 2014?

    Jul 16, 2014, 1:27 PM EDT

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    It is doubtful that Bengals quarterback Andy Dalton will ever earn a nickname like “The Mad Bomber” or anything similar. But Jay Gruden’s quarterback went deep more than any other quarterback in the NFL last year. According to ESPN, Gruden’s Bengals led the league in passes that traveled 20 yards or more past the line…

  10. Redskins camp countdown: 27 rushing attempts per game

    Jun 26, 2014, 1:40 PM EDT

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    We’re counting down to the start of training camp here by looking at some numbers that will be keys to the Redskins’ 2014 season. 27—Rushing plays per game Some are thinking that the Redskins could become a pass-happy bunch in 2014. They poured a lot of draft resources into Robert Griffin III and he needs…

  11. Need to Know: 5 reasons for the Redskins to be optimistic about the 2014 season

    Jun 22, 2014, 6:02 AM EDT

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    Here is what you need to know on this Sunday, June 22, 32 days before the Redskins start training camp. Nickel coverage After their 3-13 debacle in 2013 the Redskins got a new coach and some new key players, giving them some reasons to be optimistic about their prospects for 2014. Here are five reasons…

  12. Redskins’ Jackson still a topic of discussion around the Eagles

    Jun 20, 2014, 1:25 PM EDT

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    Almost three months after the Eagles released him it appears that DeSean Jackson is still living rent free inside the collective heads of his old team. The topic of the talent wide receiver, who signed with the Redskins within days after the Eagles let him go, came up recently when running back LeSean McCoy said…

  13. Need to Know: The 5 biggest events of the Redskins’ offseason

    Jun 20, 2014, 4:52 AM EDT

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    Here is what you need to know on this Friday, June 20, 34 days before the Redskins start training camp. Nickel coverage The Redskins offseason program ended yesterday with their final minicamp practice. Here are the five most important events that have happened during the offseason. —Mike Shanahan fired—Shanahan’s team pulled out a playoff spot…

  14. Redskins minicamp report: Temperatures and tempers rise

    Jun 17, 2014, 1:08 PM EDT

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    Here are some practice notes from a steamy first day of minicamp at Redskins Park in Ashburn, VA. — —Robert Griffin III was on the same page with most of his receivers. He rolled out and launched one deep to DeSean Jackson for a big gain. It must be noted that Courtney Bridges was the…

  15. Need to Know: 5 players to watch during Redskins minicamp

    Jun 17, 2014, 4:39 AM EDT

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    Here is what you need to know on this Tuesday, June 17, 37 days before the Redskins start training camp. Nickel coverage Minicamp really isn’t that much more than OTAs except that attendance is mandatory and, by league rule, the media can attend all of the sessions. Here is who I will be keeping an…

  16. Redskins OTA observations: RG3 sharper than last week

    Jun 11, 2014, 3:34 PM EDT

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    There are my observations from Wednesday’s OTA practice at Redskins Park. 11:15—Brian Baker is teaching the outside linebackers the best route to the quarterback. He has it painted on the grass, an arc that goes from the offensive tackle to the quarterback (as you can see in the picture to the right). There was one…

  17. Need to Know: 5 Redskins to watch during today’s OTA

    Jun 11, 2014, 5:05 AM EDT

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    Here is what you need to know on this Wednesday, June 11, six days before the start of Redskins minicamp. Nickel coverage Five players I’ll be watching during today’s final OTA session at Redskins Park. Robert Griffin III—He was a little bit off last week and he threw an interception that appeared to be intended…

  18. Need to Know: 5 thoughts on the state of the Redskins after Week 2 of OTAs

    Jun 8, 2014, 5:25 AM EDT

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    Here is what you need to know on this Sunday, June 8, nine days before the start of Redskins minicamp. Nickel coverage With Week 2 of OTAs is in the books and here are five thoughts on the state of the Redskins. —The Redskins carried eight offensive linemen last season—the five starters, swing tackle Tom…

  19. Need to Know: 5 notes and quotes from Redskins players after OTAs

    Jun 6, 2014, 4:44 AM EDT

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    Here is what you need to know on this Friday, June 6, 11 days before the start of minicamp. Nickel coverage Here are five notes and quotes from various Redskins players following Wednesday’s OTA session at Redskins Park. —Even though Kory Lichtensteiger has been the starting left guard when healthy since about midway through the…

  20. Need to Know: 5 burning Redskins questions on offense

    Jun 4, 2014, 4:50 AM EDT

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    Here is what you need to know on this Wednesday, June 4, 13 days before the start of minicamp. Nickel coverage After a 3-13 season there are always plenty of questions surrounding an NFL team. Here is a look at the five top questions facing the Redskins’ offense (yesterday we answered five burning questions about…

  21. Need to Know: 5 Redskins notes and quotes from RG3’s press conference

    May 31, 2014, 6:00 AM EDT

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    Here is what you need to know on this Saturday, May 31, 17 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.) A year ago as Robert Griffin III recovered from reconstructive knee surgery his…

  22. 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…

  23. Need to Know: CB Amerson among week’s 5 most talked about Redskins

    May 3, 2014, 5:06 AM EDT

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    Here is what you need to know on this Saturday, May 3, five days before the NFL draft. Nickel coverage Here are the five most talked about Redskins from the week that was: Jay Gruden doesn’t have final say in the draft but it would be foolish to say that he doesn’t have a major…

  24. Need to Know: DeSean Jacksons five biggest plays of 2013

    Apr 29, 2014, 4:54 AM EDT

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    Here is what you need to know on this Tuesday, April 29, nine days before the NFL draft. Nickel coverage Yesterday we looked at how the departure of DeSean Jackson and the explosive plays he produced could hurt the Eagles’ offense. Here is a look at his five longest plays of 2013 (all pass receptions).…

  25. DeSean Jackson’s explosive plays fed the Eagles’ offense last year

    Apr 28, 2014, 11:55 AM EDT

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    The Eagles need to face facts; they are going to miss DeSean Jackson. Some interesting numbers crunched by my friend Jimmy Kempski on Philly.com detail why. The 2013 Eagles were the most explosive offense in the NFL. Although the Broncos scored more touchdowns on offense (71) than the Eagles did (51), Philly scored its TD’s…

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