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  1. Redskins get some contract guidance with Monday deals

    Mar 17, 2014, 12:06 PM EDT

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    As free agency moves into its next phase prices for players start to drop and the Redskins may have received some guidance from deals given out this morning at two positions of need. On area they are looking is at safety. Nate Allen re-signed with the Eagles for one year. His base will be $2…

  2. Need to Know: Five reasons the Redskins haven’t signed your favorite free agent

    Mar 17, 2014, 4:17 AM EDT

    Champ-Bailey

    Here is what you need to know on this Monday, March 17, 21 days before the Redskins start their offseason workouts. Nickel coverage Are you wondering why your favorite free agent not signed with the Redskins? Here are five possible reasons. Money—This is often, but not always, the issue. The team thinks the player is…

  3. Need to Know: Williams happy about Hatcher signing and the rest of the week’s top five

    Mar 16, 2014, 5:16 AM EDT

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    Here is what you need to know on this Sunday, March 16, 22 days before the start of offseason workouts. Nickel coverage Here are our five most popular posts from the week that was. 1. Redskins agree to terms with Andre Roberts—The Redskins landed the Cardinals’ wide receiver several hours prior to the actual start…

  4. Hatcher’s contract good for both Redskins, player

    Mar 15, 2014, 9:43 AM EDT

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    It looks like both the player and the team got what they wanted from the contract that Jason Hatcher signed with the Redskins on Friday. Hatcher gets a good chunk of money up front and the team gets the ability to escape the contract in a couple of years with minimal pain. The top-line numbers…

  5. Need to Know: Five possible starters for the Redskins at center

    Mar 15, 2014, 5:47 AM EDT

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    Here is what you need to know on this Saturday, March 15, 23 days before the Redskins start their offseason workouts. Nickel coverage The Redskins have cut Will Montgomery, their starting center since 2011. Who will play center for them in 2014? Here are five possibilities: Kory Lichtensteiger—He is the favorite as of now. Gruden…

  6. Hatcher adds disruption to Redskins DL but for how long?

    Mar 14, 2014, 12:27 PM EDT

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    The Redskins have made one of the best types of free agent moves you can make. They signed a quality player away from a division rival. Jason Hatcher was a one-man wrecking crew on the Cowboys’ defensive line last year. He had 11 sacks, 40 QB pressures, and he forced two fumbles. To say that…

  7. Need to Know: The Redskins’ top five free agent options at tackle

    Mar 14, 2014, 4:56 AM EDT

    Donald-Penn

    Here is what you need to know on this Friday, March 14, 24 days before the Redskins start their offseason workouts. Nickel coverage The Redskins are still looking for an upgrade at right tackle, here are the top five tackles on the free agent market as ranked by our friends at Rotoworld. Donald Penn, Bucs—He…

  8. Options remain at safety for the Redskins

    Mar 12, 2014, 8:18 AM EDT

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    There was a run on the safety position during the first hours of NFL free agency. Unfortunately the Redskins, who are in need of two starting caliber safeties, were not participants. They were interested in Jairus Byrd of the Bills but not for anything close to the $54 million over six years he got from…

  9. Five things you need to know about NFL free agency

    Mar 11, 2014, 5:13 AM EDT

    Cash-bills

    Here is what you need to know on this Tuesday, March 11, the day NFL free agency starts. Nickel coverage Here are five things to watch for today as the free agent frenzy gets underway at 4 p.m. Eastern time. 1. “Interest” does not equal a “contract”—We have been hearing of Redskins “interest” in a…

  10. Redskins interested in Byrd but asking price may be prohibitive

    Mar 10, 2014, 12:13 PM EDT

    Jairus-Byrd

    Bills safety Jairus Byrd is at or near the top of most fee agent rankings and after Buffalo decided not to give him the franchise tag, many have been wondering who would pursue him and how much money he would be looking for. We have a partial answer to the former question and the answer…

  11. Dollars likely to flow freely when free agency starts

    Mar 9, 2014, 11:55 AM EDT

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    There are some indications that the dollars will flow freely during the free agency period that starts Tuesday at 4 p.m. Mike Florio of Pro Football Talk quoted a league source who said as much on Saturday. “Deals will be higher across this year across the board. Teams will be spending this year.” One team…

  12. Need to Know: Five top articles of the week feature Orakpo, free agency

    Mar 9, 2014, 5:57 AM EDT

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    Here is what you need to know on this Sunday, March 9, two days before the start of NFL free agency. Nickel coverage Here are our five most popular posts from the week that was. 1. Five Redskins who could be cap casualties—The Redskins made some moves to clear up cap last week but there…

  13. Will the Redskins stand pat on the offensive line?

    Mar 8, 2014, 11:25 AM EDT

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    When free agency opens, many are expecting the Redskins to immediately start cleaning house along the offensive line, signing in larger linemen to match the big fellas that Jay Gruden had along his O-line in Cincinnati. Others don’t see that happening. John Keim of ESPN was asked how many starters would be returning on the…

  14. Cap could hit $160 million in 2016, Redskins will need it

    Mar 7, 2014, 11:55 AM EDT

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    It was just over a week ago that we heard that the NFL salary cap would be $133 million this year, somewhere in the vicinity of $140 million next year and $150 million in 2016. Well, those future numbers could be growing already. Mike Florio of our corporate cousins at Pro Football Talk said that…

  15. Another tag for Orakpo in 2015?

    Mar 6, 2014, 11:55 AM EDT

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    At some point in the next several months it is likely that Brian Orakpo will sign his franchise tag tender. Given that he and the Redskins were not close to an agreement on a long-term contract prior to the team using the tag, the chances are that he plays out the 2014 for the $11.455…

  16. Redskins add $3.2 million in cap space with Tuesday’s moves

    Mar 4, 2014, 5:12 PM EDT

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    The Redskins released five players today and as a result they have about $3.3 million more in salary cap space than they did to start the day. There are cap savings totaling almost $4.8 million with the releases of Carriker (savings of $2.99 million), Rocca ($1.2 million) and Quinn ($570,000). The cap savings consist of…

  17. Franchise tag could complicate deal between Redskins and Orakpo

    Mar 4, 2014, 11:55 AM EDT

    Orakpo-vs.-Rams

    Now that the Redskins have tagged Brian Orakpo, the two sides can continue to negotiate a long-term contract. However, the very act of tagging the player and agreeing to pay him a guaranteed $11.45 million for the season may have thrown a significant monkey wrench into the negotiations. The issue is that by essentially giving…

  18. Five things you need to know about the Orakpo tag

    Mar 4, 2014, 5:06 AM EDT

    Orakpo's-back

    Here is what you need to know on this Tuesday, March 4, seven days before the start of NFL free agency. Nickel coverage Here are five angles on the Redskins’ decision to put the franchise tag on Brian Orakpo. 1. Why did they do it?—In the end, they didn’t want to lose a home-grown, very…

  19. Orakpo tag puts a dent in Redskins’ cap space

    Mar 3, 2014, 3:46 PM EDT

    Bruce-Allen-press-club

    There are many advantages to the Redskins designating Brian Orakpo as their franchise player. At the top of the list, it gives them a very good player at the most important position on the defense. However, the price for retaining Orakpo’s services takes pretty substantial bite out of the team’s salary cap room. The franchise…

  20. Need to Know: Five rule changes the NFL should make

    Mar 3, 2014, 4:50 AM EDT

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    Here is what you need to know on this Monday, March 3, eight days before the start of NFL free agency. Nickel coverage Packers CEO (and former Redskins safety) Mark Murphy revealed a list of rule changes that the competition committee will consider at the upcoming owners meetings. Here are five rule changes the NFL…

  21. Need to Know: Redskins’ lines, mock draft dominate talk in week’s top five posts

    Mar 2, 2014, 6:06 AM EDT

    Geoff Schwartz

    Here is what you need to know on this Sunday, March 2, 9 days before the start of NFL free agency. Nickel coverage Here are our five most popular posts from the week that was. 1. Two-round mock draft version 3.0—Ben Standig runs through his post-combine draft and has the Redskins going guard. I’d still rather…

  22. 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…

  23. Press release: 2014 NFL salary cap set at $133 million, up $10 million from 2013

    Feb 28, 2014, 6:44 PM EDT

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    Here is the announcement of the 2014 salary cap plus some basic cap information from the NFLPA: What is the 2014 Salary Cap? The 2014 Salary Cap is set at $133 million per Club, a $10 million increase over the prior year. How does that number impact each team? The $133 million is the per…

  24. Orakpo talks remain stalled; what’s Plan B?

    Feb 28, 2014, 2:21 PM EDT

    Jackson-Kerrigan

    The Redskins’ contract talks with Brian Orakpo remain at a standstill. The team has yet to make their outside linebacker a firm contract offer, according to the Washington Post. The deadline for using the franchise player tag on Orakpo comes this Monday at 4 p.m. and there is no indication that the Redskins are going…

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

    Feb 28, 2014, 4:55 AM EDT

    LaVar-Arrington

    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…

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