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  1. Need to Know: New mock draft fills key needs for Redskins

    Apr 2, 2016, 5:36 AM EDT

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    Here is what you need to know on this Saturday, April 2, 26 days before the NFL Draft. Timeline —The Redskins last played a game 83 days ago. It will be about 162 days until they play another one. —Days until: Redskins offseason workouts start 16; 2016 NFL draft 26; Redskins training camp starts 117…

  2. Need to Know: Redskins seem confident in Matt Jones as the No. 1 back

    Mar 21, 2016, 5:53 AM EDT

    Matt-Jones-vs.-Cowboys

    Here is what you need to know on this Monday, March 21, 38 days before the NFL Draft. Offseason thoughts: Redskins seem confident in Matt Jones as the No. 1 back —There seems to be a lot of confidence in Matt Jones to be the replacement for Morris as the “lead dog” running back. Scot…

  3. Need to Know: Where does the Redskins’ Jay Gruden rank among NFL head coaches?

    Mar 4, 2016, 5:11 AM EDT

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    Here is what you need to know on this Friday, March 4, five days before the start of NFL free agency. Where does the Redskins’ Jay Gruden rank among NFL head coaches? Jay Gruden became the first Redskins coach since Joe Gibbs to make the playoffs in his second year on the job. Gibbs actually did…

  4. Need to Know: Is the door open for Alfred Morris to return to the Redskins?

    Feb 25, 2016, 5:35 AM EDT

    Morris-cutting-vs.-Cowboys-15

    Here is what you need to know on this Thursday, February 25, 13 days before the start of NFL free agency. Is the door open for an Alfred Morris return? —They will be paying close attention to running backs in Indianapolis but the need may not be a great when the draft rolls around as…

  5. Need to Know: Why the Redskins need to release RG3 today

    Feb 23, 2016, 5:00 AM EDT

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    Here is what you need to know on this Tuesday, February 23, one day before the NFL Combine in Indianapolis. Why the Redskins should release RG3 today The time has come. The Redskins need to release Robert Griffin III from his $16.15 million 2016 option contract and they need to do it today. Perhaps they…

  6. Need to Know: How much change on the Redskins O-line?

    Jan 12, 2016, 5:35 AM EDT

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    Here is what you need to know on this Tuesday, January 12, 63 days before the start of NFL free agency. Five thoughts on the 2015 Redskins —We won’t know if the 2015 Redskins had a good season until we see a good chunk of the 2016 season. In isolation, a 9-7 season with no…

  7. Need to Know: Five final thoughts on Redskins vs. Packers

    Jan 10, 2016, 7:00 AM EDT

    Baker celebrate vs Cowboys

    Here is what you need to know on this Sunday, January 10, the day the Washington Redskins host the Green Bay Packers in a wild card playoff game. Five final thoughts on Redskins vs. Packers Today’s the day, folks. Here is my last look at the game. —I took a look at the video of…

  8. Need to Know: The week that was at Redskins Park, playoffs edition

    Jan 9, 2016, 6:03 AM EDT

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    Here is what you need to know on this Saturday, January 9, one day before the Washington Redskins host the Green Bay Packers in a wild card playoff game. The week that was at Redskins Park Redskins facing a numbers game at running back—Earlier this week it looked like the Redskins might have four healthy…

  9. Need to Know: Redskins valued Cary Williams’ experience

    Jan 7, 2016, 5:08 AM EDT

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    Here is what you need to know on this Thursday, January 7, three days before the Washington Redskins host the Green Bay Packers in a wild card playoff game. Five thoughts on the playoff-bound Redskins —If I had to guess which Redskins running back will be inactive on Sunday I’d say Chris Thompson. He is…

  10. Need to Know: The week that was at Redskins Park—Injuries complicate lineup vs. Cowboys

    Jan 2, 2016, 4:31 AM EDT

    Goldson-vs.-Bills

    Here is what you need to know on this Saturday, January 2, one day before the Washington Redskins travel to Dallas to play the Cowboys. The week that was at Redskins Park Cousins, Crowder closing in on Redskins records—Among the things at stake this week are individual records for Kirk Cousins (120 passing yards to…

  11. Need to Know: Five moments that led to the Redskins’ NFC East title

    Dec 29, 2015, 5:31 AM EDT

    DeSean-Jackson-TD-vs.-Bills

    Here is what you need to know on this Tuesday, December 29, five days before the Washington Redskins travel to Dallas to play the Cowboys. Five moments that led to the Redskins’ 2015 NFC East title The Redskins clinched the 2015 division title on Saturday when DeAngelo Hall scooped up Demarco Murray’s fumble and ran…

  12. Need to Know: Will Foster and Compton and start for the Redskins for the rest of the year?

    Dec 17, 2015, 4:50 AM EDT

    Will-Compton-vs.-Patriots

    Here is what you need to know on this Thursday, December 17, three days before the Washington Redskins host the Buffalo Bills. Five thoughts and observations from around Redskins Park —There wasn’t an announcement or anything but I think for as long as the Redskins season lasts Will Compton and Mason Foster will be the…

  13. Need to Know: The Redskins week that was—Lamenting a lost opportunity

    Dec 12, 2015, 5:08 AM EDT

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    Here is what you need to know on this Saturday, December 12, one day before the Washington Redskins play the Bears in Chicago. Redskins Week 14 in review Some thoughts on the news during the week that was: Missed opportunity for the Redskins—There’s no other way to put it; they blew it against the Cowboys.…

  14. Should the Redskins abandon the run?

    Dec 8, 2015, 12:00 PM EDT

    Matt-Jones-vs.-Cowboys

    Should the Redskins abandon the run? Before the season, such talk would have been laughed at out at Redskins Park. Jay Gruden, Scot McCloughan, and the players all talked about how the team was going to be built on a foundation of toughness and that meant running the ball early and often. But they have…

  15. Need to Know: Gruden not fazed by extra rest for Redskins’ opponents

    Dec 4, 2015, 5:04 AM EDT

    Gruden-vs.-Patriots

    Here is what you need to know on this Friday, December 4, three days before the Washington Redskins host the Dallas Cowboys on Monday night football. Gruden not fazed by extra rest for opponents The Redskins will face the Cowboys on Monday night. Washington last played on Sunday against the Giants while Dallas played three…

  16. Need to Know: How important was the Redskins’ players-only meeting?

    Dec 3, 2015, 5:04 AM EDT

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    Here is what you need to know on this Thursday, December 3, four days before the Washington Redskins host the Dallas Cowboys on Monday night football. Five thoughts on the state of the Redskins —Yesterday I presented three options the Redskins and DeSean Jackson will have regarding his future with the team. What I didn’t do…

  17. Need to Know: Assessing the Redskins’ playoff chances

    Nov 26, 2015, 5:17 AM EDT

    Cousins-sacked-vs-Giants

    Here is what you need to know on this Thursday, November 26, three days before the Redskins host the New York Giants. Happy Thanksgiving, folks! Five thoughts on the Redskins and the playoffs —The Redskins are not a playoff team but that doesn’t mean they can’t make the playoffs. They are flawed in many ways…

  18. Need to Know: Redskins’ Hall says he wants to be ‘a damn good safety’

    Nov 21, 2015, 5:21 AM EDT

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    Here is what you need to know on this Saturday, November 21, one day before the Washington Redskins play the Carolina Panthers. Read and react A few things I heard around Redskins Park this week and my reaction to them: DeAngelo Hall was asked if a move to safety would extend his career: I’m not…

  19. Need to Know: Surprise contributors helping the Redskins

    Nov 19, 2015, 5:11 AM EDT

    Will-Blackmon-vs.-Patriots

    Here is what you need to know on this Thursday, November 19, three days before the Washington Redskins play the Carolina Panthers. Five thoughts and observations from Redskins Park —There is no reason to get all nervous about Matt Jones fumbling. Alfred Morris had four in his rookie year, three of them recovered by the other…

  20. Need to Know: Another Code Red coming up for the Redskins

    Nov 10, 2015, 5:49 AM EDT

    Gruden-vs.-Patriots

    Here is what you need to know on this Tuesday, November 10, five days before the Washington Redskins host the New Orleans Saints. Might as well go ahead and call another Code Red Jay Gruden isn’t calling it a “Code Red” again, but Sunday’s game against the 4-5 Saints is every bit as critical as…

  21. Need to Know: Bye week has not been an advantage for the Redskins

    Nov 6, 2015, 4:52 AM EDT

    Bucs-TD-catch-vs-Redskins

    Here is what you need to know on this Friday, November 6, two days before the Washington Redskins visit the New England Patriots. Five stats you need to know for Redskins vs. Patriots —Jay Gruden talked about the need for the Redskins to get off to a fast start against the Patriots. They have been…

  22. Need to Know: Redskins’ Cousins looks for balance between fire and ice

    Nov 5, 2015, 5:09 AM EDT

    Cousins-vs-Eagles

    Here is what you need to know on this Thursday, November 5, three days before the Redskins visit the New England Patriots. Read and react Here are some quotes from around Redskins Park on Wednesday and my thoughts on them. Jason Hatcher on the importance of Sunday’s game and about the Redskins playing as big…

  23. State of the Redskins, Week 9: Getting healthy

    Nov 4, 2015, 12:00 PM EDT

    DeSean-Jackson-vs-Cardinals

    Here is where the Redskins stand in Week 9 of the NFL season. Record: 3-4, T-2nd in NFC East vs. NFC East: 1-1 vs. NFC: 3-2 vs. AFC: 0-2 Home: 3-1 Away: 0-3 Key numbers changes from 2014-2015 Rankings (through Sunday’s games) Offense (yards/game): 340.3 (25th) Defense (yards/game): 360.4 (17th) Passer rating offense: 84.7 (21st) Opp passer rating: 97.9 (24th…

  24. Need to Know: Gruden wants Jones to show more patience

    Oct 28, 2015, 5:22 AM EDT

    Matt-Jones-vs-Bucs

    Here is what you need to know on this Wednesday, October 28, 11 days before the Redskins visit the New England Patriots. Read and react Here are a few things said around Redskins Park on Tuesday and my reaction to them: Jay Gruden talking about what running back Matt Jones needs to work on to…

  25. Need to Know: Bye is coming at the right time for the Redskins

    Oct 27, 2015, 5:09 AM EDT

    Breeland-tackle-vs-Bucs

    Here is what you need to know on this Tuesday, October 27, 12 days before the Redskins visit the New England Patriots. Tandler’s Take Two Tuesday: Into the bye on a high One of the topics that is bound to come up in the afterglow of the Redskins’ remarkable, improbably, historic comeback win over the…

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