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  1. Need to Know: Redskins camp news and notes, Day 8: Practicing in the elements

    Aug 2, 2014, 5:07 AM EDT

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    RICHMOND—Here is what you need to know on this Saturday, August 2, five days before the Redskins open the preseason against the Patriots. Nickel coverage News, notes, and quotes from Day 8 of Redskins training camp. —Sometimes some of us in the media make too big a deal out of a little bit of rain.…

  2. Need to Know: Will the Redskins tackle better in 2014?

    Jul 14, 2014, 5:25 AM EDT

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    Here is what you need to know on this Monday, July 14, 10 days before the Redskins start training camp. Three and out —The Redskins’ top six tacklers last year were inside linebackers Perry Riley and London Fletcher, cornerbacks Josh Wilson and DeAngelo Hall, and safeties Brandon Meriweather and Reed Doughty. Those same six also…

  3. Need to Know: The Redskins five top linebackers of the past 20 years

    May 26, 2014, 5:59 AM EDT

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    Here is what you need to know on this Monday, May 26, one day before the start of OTAs. Nickel coverage (I’m on vacation this week so we’re going to rerun some of your favorite lists from earlier this year.) Here are the Redskins’ five best linebackers of the past 20 years as determined by their Approximate…

  4. Need to Know: NFL Draft talk dominates week’s top 5 Redskins posts

    May 4, 2014, 5:48 AM EDT

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    Here is what you need to know on this Sunday, May 4, four days before the NFL draft. Nickel coverage Here are our five most popular posts from the week that was. CSN’s Redskins draft board: Inside linebacker—Do the Redskins have London Fletcher’s replacement on the roster right now? They could look to the draft…

  5. Report: Redskins, Riley still far apart in contract talks

    Mar 5, 2014, 2:38 PM EDT

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    It’s looking more and more like the Redskins are not going to be able to sign Perry Riley before they have some competition for his services. The Redskins and the player who has started for them at inside linebacker the past two and a half seasons “are not particularly close” in contract negotiations, according to…

  6. Need to Know: The Redskins’ all-time top five free agent signings

    Mar 1, 2014, 5:13 AM EDT

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    Here is what you need to know on this Saturday, March 1, 10 days before the start of NFL free agency. Nickel coverage Here are the Redskins’ five best free agent acquisitions since free agency began in 1993 as determined by their Approximate Value. 1. LB London Fletcher (2007-2013), AV of 73—This will come as…

  7. Need to Know: The Redskins five top linebackers of the past 20 years

    Feb 28, 2014, 4:55 AM EDT

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    Here is what you need to know on this Friday, February 28, 11 days before the start of NFL free agency. Nickel coverage With the Brian Orakpo and Perry Riley contract situations, we have been talking an awful lot about linebackers lately. Here are the Redskins’ five best linebackers of the past 20 years as…

  8. Need to Know: The Redskins top five in interceptions in the last 20 years

    Feb 13, 2014, 5:00 AM EDT

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    Here is what you need to know on this Thursday, February 13, six days before the NFL Combine. Nickel coverage Here are the Redskins five (plus three) interception leaders of the last 20 years (1994-2013). 1. DeAngelo Hall (2008-2013) 23—The Redskins picked him up midway through the 2008 season and he has lived up to…

  9. Need to Know: The five most valuable Redskins in 2013

    Feb 12, 2014, 5:00 AM EDT

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    Here is what you need to know on this Wednesday, February 12, seven days before the NFL Combine. Nickel coverage Here are the top five (plus three) Redskins in terms of the Approximate Value metric used by, among other sites, http://www.Pro-Football-Reference.com. The site sums up AV as follows: “The Approximate Value (AV) method is an…

  10. Redskins’ 2014 defense could have a very familiar look

    Jan 28, 2014, 11:55 AM EDT

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    Jim Haslett recently talked about some pending free agents on defense that he would like to retain. He named linebackers Brian Orakpo and Perry Riley, lineman Chris Baker, and cornerback DeAngelo Hall. Yesterday here we looked at the salary cap numbers on the defensive line. It is possible that their contracts will tie both Stephen…

  11. Need to Know: Redskins step into spoiler role

    Dec 22, 2013, 5:57 AM EDT

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    Here is what you need to know on this Sunday, December 22, the day the Washington Redskins host the Dallas Cowboys. Nickel coverage When you have nothing to play for, you find something to play for. Although a Redskins win won’t help them in any way involving the NFL standings—they have locked up last place…

  12. Jim Haslett news conference 12.19.13

    Dec 19, 2013, 7:03 PM EDT

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    Jim Haslett news conference 12.19.13 (transcript from Redskins PR) On his reaction to linebacker London Fletcher announcing his likely retirement: “We didn’t discuss it but you kind of had a feeling that it was coming, but what a great football player. The guy has done it for years. It’s been a great pleasure to coach…

  13. Need to Know: Fletcher’s streak will be his legacy

    Dec 19, 2013, 4:51 AM EDT

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    Here is what you need to know on this Thursday, December 19, three days before the Washington Redskins host the Dallas Cowboys. Nickel Coverage Three news conferences and two conference calls at Redskins Park on Wednesday makes for a perfect Nickel Coverage package. Here’s one quote from each of them. 1. Mike Shanahan said that…

  14. Need to Know: Redskins’ top five areas of need

    Dec 10, 2013, 6:15 AM EDT

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    Here is what you need to know on this Tuesday, December 10, five days before the Washington Redskins visit the Atlanta Falcons. Nickel coverage Whether the Redskins have a new coaching staff or not, there are some positions on the field that will be in need of upgrades via free agency or the draft. Here…

  15. Need to Know: Redskins’ Hankerson will lose valuable time

    Nov 21, 2013, 5:47 AM EDT

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    Here is what you need to know on this Thursday, November 21, four days before the Washington Redskins host the San Francisco 49ers. Nickel coverage Five things from Redskins Park 1. Even though Mike Shanahan said that he is a “very long shot” to be activated, Adam Carriker took to the practice field for the…

  16. Need to Know: Who needs to step up?

    Oct 4, 2013, 5:31 AM EDT

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    Here is what you need to know on this Friday, October 4, nine days before the Redskins visit the Cowboys on Sunday night. Nickel coverage Since the Redskins news, the staple for this space, has crawled to a stop we’re doing something a little different here. Yesterday we looked at the five most valuable Redskins.…

  17. Need to Know: Pryor reduces Redskins’ margin for error

    Sep 29, 2013, 6:36 AM EDT

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    Here is what you need to know on this Sunday, September 29, the day the Redskins visit the Raiders. Redskins-Raiders quick hits 1. The Redskins still should be able to beat the Raiders even if Terrelle Pryor plays quarterback for Oakland. But having Pryor in the lineup takes away most, if not all, of the Redskins’ margin…

  18. Need to Know: Another Iron Man milestone for Fletcher

    Sep 28, 2013, 5:22 AM EDT

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    Here is what you need to know on this Saturday, September 28, one day before the Redskins visit the Raiders. Nickel coverage Five items from the Redskins’ and Raiders’ media game notes: 1. London Fletcher is expected to play in his 244th consecutive game, the most of any active player. If he does play on…

  19. Six pack of Redskins-Lions observations

    Sep 23, 2013, 9:16 AM EDT

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    Six observations from the Redskins’ 27-20 loss to the Lions: 1. Robert Griffin III started to look like the RG3 of 2012 early on. At the 10:16 mark of the first quarter he pulled the ball out of Alfred Morris’ belly and scampered around right end for seven yards before going out of bounds. But…

  20. Need to Know: Williams a bright spot for Redskins

    Sep 17, 2013, 5:23 AM EDT

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    Here is what you need to know on this Tuesday, September 17, five days before the Redskins play the Lions at FedEx Field. Nickel coverage 1. Talking to both London Fletcher and DeAngelo Hall yesterday I got something of a sense of desperation from them. It wasn’t panic by any stretch but both of them…

  21. 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…

  22. 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…

  23. Is Barnett Fletcher’s successor?

    Aug 1, 2013, 2:13 PM EDT

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    RICHMOND—Was Nick Barnett brought in to be London Fletcher’s successor? First, let’s establish that we don’t know for sure if Fletcher is going to go anywhere next year. He has not addressed the issue of retirement and he probably won’t do so until after the season is over. But Fletcher will be 39 by the…

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