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  1. How can Kirk Cousins ‘win’ a Redskins QB competition that never happened?

    Aug 24, 2014, 9:44 AM EDT

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    Joe Theismann made some comments on the Redskins’ quarterback situation during the TV broadcast of the Redskins-Ravens preseason game last night. In case you didn’t catch them, here is the key part. “It’s going to be a decision that Jay Gruden is going to have to make,” Theismann said. “Right now, Robert Griffin III is…

  2. Need to Know: How many new players will make the Redskins’ 53?

    Jul 13, 2014, 6:34 AM EDT

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    Here is what you need to know on this Sunday, July 13, 11 days before the Redskins start training camp. Three and out —Yes, I know that Tanard Jackson told ESPN 980 that he intended to appeal his latest indefinite suspension. But word of the suspension came via a statement from the league office, not…

  3. Redskins camp countdown: 26 sacks allowed

    Jun 27, 2014, 11:55 AM 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. 26—Sacks allowed You don’t have to be a big-time Redskins analyst to figure out that if the Redskins are going to be successful in 2014, Robert Griffin III is going to…

  4. Minicamp notes and quotes: Redskins’ Trent Murphy lining up at a variety of positions

    Jun 18, 2014, 5:03 AM EDT

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    Here is what you need to know on this Wednesday, June 18, 36 days before the Redskins start training camp. Nickel coverage Here are five notes and quotes from Jay Gruden from after the Redskins’ minicamp practice on Tuesday. —Without pads it’s difficult to judge the performances of running backs and linemen. So what can…

  5. Need to Know: 5 most popular Redskins posts of the week

    May 17, 2014, 6:00 AM EDT

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    Here is what you need to know on this Saturday, May 17, 10 days before the start of OTAs. Nickel coverage Here are the 5 most popular post of the week that was: Grading the Redskins’ draft—Of course it’s way too early. Of course a grade at this point in time doesn’t mean much. But,…

  6. Fan questions, Part 2: Murphy, who ran the Redskins’ draft and, of course, Tanard

    May 16, 2014, 1:15 PM EDT

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    I got a lot of great questions this week so I did two parts. Part one ran yesterday, let’s get right in to today’s batch of questions. @Rich_TandlerCSN #RedskinsTalk what are the chances of Cousins taking RGIII’s position it he has a bad weeks 1-4? — My name is My name (@UncleJ77) May 14, 2014…

  7. Redskins move into first round possible but unlikely

    May 8, 2014, 12:21 PM EDT

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    As things stand now, the Redskins are spectators for tonight’s first round of the NFL Draft. They don’t own any of the top 32 picks due to the 2012 trade up to get in position to draft Robert Griffin III. But the draft always changes almost as soon as it starts. There are a couple…

  8. Need to Know: Five notes and quotes from the Redskins’ pre-draft presser

    May 7, 2014, 5:04 AM EDT

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    Here is what you need to know on this Wednesday, May 7, one day before the NFL draft. Nickel coverage Here are five notes and quotes from the Redskins’ pre-draft press conference with Bruce Allen and Scott Campbell on Tuesday: Allen on having a minicamp prior to the draft: From the personnel standpoint, it was…

  9. Need to Know: Draft dominates week’s top five Redskins posts

    Apr 20, 2014, 5:06 AM EDT

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    Here is what you need to know on this Sunday, April 20, nine days before the first veteran minicamp. Nickel coverage Here are our five most popular posts from the week that was. 1. Draft chatter: Could CB Darqueze Dennard fall to the Redskins?—It’s that time of year when everyone gets interested in the draft.…

  10. Need to Know: Five key questions that will impact the Redskins’ draft

    Apr 17, 2014, 4:58 AM EDT

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    Here is what you need to know on this Thursday, April 17, 21 days before the NFL draft. Nickel coverage The draft does not happen in a vacuum. Future plans for veteran players impact draft day decisions. Here are the top five questions about their current team the Redskins need to answer before next month’s…

  11. Need to Know: The top five takeaways from Gruden’s presser

    Mar 27, 2014, 4:58 AM EDT

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    Here is what you need to know on this Thursday, March 27, 11 days before the Redskins start their offseason workouts. Nickel coverage Here are the top five takeaways from Jay Gruden’s press availability at the NFL owners meetings: Orakpo needs to prove it—Gruden said that he would be fine with having Brian Orakpo play…

  12. Need to Know: Alfred Morris’ top five performances

    Feb 24, 2014, 5:21 AM EDT

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    Here is what you need to know on this Monday, February 24, 15 days before the start of NFL free agency. Nickel coverage Here are Alfred Morris’ five best career games in terms of yards gained rushing. 1. Week 17, 2012 vs. Cowboys—If Morris retired tomorrow he’d have a permanent place in the hearts of…

  13. Need to Know: Mock draft, D-Hall talk among Redskins top five stories of the week

    Feb 23, 2014, 5:17 AM EDT

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    Here is what you need to know on this Sunday, February 23, 16 days before the start of NFL free agency. Nickel coverage Here are our five most popular posts from the week that was. 1. 2014 NFL Mock Draft 2.0—I don’t necessarily agree with Ben Standig’s choice for the Redskins with the 34th overall…

  14. Cousins trade window may extend past draft

    Feb 16, 2014, 10:55 AM EDT

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    The window for the Redskins to trade backup quarterback Kirk Cousins will open at 4 p.m. on March 11. It may not close for quite some time. First, let’s give the obligatory update on the Cousins trade situation. He has said that he is “open” to being traded to a team where he can start.…

  15. 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…

  16. Redskins salary cap review: Low QB salaries won’t last long

    Jan 23, 2014, 11:58 AM EDT

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    Salary cap review: Offensive Backs As Jay Gruden continues to assemble his coaching staff, people in another part of the building at Redskins Park are looking forward to free agency and how best to utilize the approximately $28 million in cap space the Redskins have. Here we’ll take a position-by-position look at the cap situation…

  17. Five questions for Jay Gruden

    Jan 9, 2014, 10:56 AM EDT

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    The Redskins have announced that they will have a press conference today at 4:00 to announce the hiring of Jay Gruden as their new head coach. Here are five questions that will be asked of Gruden during today’s presser: 1. Has he talked to Robert Griffin III at any point during the process? Some thought…

  18. Need to Know: Five things the Redskins must do better in 2014

    Jan 5, 2014, 7:00 AM EDT

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    Here is what you need to know on this Sunday, January 5, 65 days before the start of free agency. Offense or defense? How about neither? Here are five numbers the Redskins’ new coach is going to work to improve in 2014: 1. Defensive passing yards per play: Redskins 7.58, NFL average 6.65—This means that…

  19. Need to Know: Redskins coaches have learned to deal with uncertainty

    Dec 27, 2013, 5:36 AM EDT

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    Here is what you need to know on this Friday, December 27, two days before the Washington Redskins visit the New York Giants. Nickel coverage Five quotes and notes from yesterday’s head coach and coordinator news conferences: 1. In the likely event that Mike Shanahan departs from the organization, the films from practices will stay…

  20. Need to Know: Garçon a free agent move that worked out for Redskins

    Dec 26, 2013, 5:27 AM EDT

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    Here is what you need to know on this Thursday, December 26, three days before the Washington Redskins visit the New York Giants. Nickel coverage There was business conducted at Redskins Park on Tuesday; the building was closed yesterday for Christmas. Here are some notes and quotes from Tuesday: 1. Not every move Mike Shanahan…

  21. Need to Know: What did Santa bring Redskins fans?

    Dec 25, 2013, 6:04 AM EDT

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    Here is what you need to know on this Wednesday, December 25, four days before the Washington Redskins visit the New York Giants. Nickel coverage Things were very different for Redskins fans on Christmas Day a year ago. In addition to the presents under the tree they had a huge game to look forward to.…

  22. Penalties, confusion at key point costs Redskins

    Dec 23, 2013, 2:55 PM EDT

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    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…

  23. Loss leaves Garçon in no mood to celebrate record

    Dec 22, 2013, 5:53 PM EDT

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    Pierre Garçon set a Redskins team record that had stood for nearly 30 years but he wasn’t in much of a mood to revel in his accomplishment afterward. With about six minutes left in the third quarter, Garçon caught a 19-yard pass from Kirk Cousins, his 107th catch of the year. That broke the Redskins…

  24. Kyle Shanahan news conference 12.19.13

    Dec 19, 2013, 6:56 PM EDT

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    Kyle Shanahan news conference 12.19.13 (transcript from Redskins PR) On if he expects to return next season: “That won’t be up to me. That’ll be up to our owner to decide if he wants us here, but to say reports that I want to distance myself from my father is totally untrue. I came here…

  25. Mike Shanahan news conference transcript 12.19.13

    Dec 19, 2013, 6:47 PM EDT

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    Transcript of Mike Shanahan’s news conference Thursday 12.19.13 (from Redskins PR) On the injury report: “The first thing that we were talking about is [tight end] Jordan Reed will be out for the remainder of the season. He did see a specialist today in Pittsburgh and they recommended for him to stay away, or at…

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