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  1. 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…

  2. Yes, the Patriots are better than the Redskins, but we already knew that

    Aug 6, 2014, 9:30 AM EDT

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    RICHMOND—Last year, the Redskins and their fans got a reminder of just how little preseason games mean. They went 4-0 during the practice games and looked pretty good in doing so. That was followed by a thud of a 3-13 regular season. Here’s a pro tip for you—joint training camp practices mean even less than…

  3. Need to Know: Brady says RG3 is facing different challenges than he did

    Aug 6, 2014, 4:56 AM EDT

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    RICHMOND—Here is what you need to know on this Wednesday, August 6, one day before the Redskins open the preseason against the Patriots. Nickel coverage —Brady and Belichick have been together for 15 years. Gruden and Griffin have known each other for about six months. The Redskins’ coach dreams of getting to where Belichick is.…

  4. Redskins-Patriots practice report, Day 2: Rookie Grant savvy beyond his years

    Aug 5, 2014, 6:15 PM EDT

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    RICHMOND—The Redskins took the field against the Patriots for a second straight day in borderline steamy conditions. A crowd of 21,665, the biggest of training camp so far, was on hand. Here are my observations. —I’m not so sure that there is going to be an actual punting competition. Robert Malone is pretty consistent with…

  5. 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…

  6. Redskins-Patriots joint practice report, Day 1: RG3 watches the master

    Aug 4, 2014, 1:41 PM EDT

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    RICHMOND—Tom Brady, Bill Belichick and company showed up here today for their joint practice with the Redskins and they all put on a good show for a packed house at Washington’s training facility. There was a lot going on, with eight or 10 activities going on spread across the two main fields plus the drill…

  7. Need to Know: 5 things to look for during Redskins-Patriots practices

    Aug 4, 2014, 4:43 AM EDT

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    RICHMOND—Here is what you need to know on this Monday, August 4, three days before the Redskins open the preseason against the Patriots. Nickel coverage The Redskins and Patriots start three days of joint practices today at the Bon Secours Washington Redskins Training Center. Here are some things to look for. —The Redskins’ practices have…

  8. Redskins’ Haslett: Amerson ‘night and day’ from last year

    Aug 3, 2014, 12:00 PM EDT

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    The Redskins are relying on CB David Amerson to step up this year. According to the defensive coordinator, so far, so good. RICHMOND—On the list of concerns for the Redskins coming into training camp, one was David Amerson. He was slated to take a step up from the nickel cornerback spot he occupied last year…

  9. Need to Know: Redskins camp news and notes, Day 9–Orakpo says there’s a lot of work to do

    Aug 3, 2014, 4:44 AM EDT

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    RICHMOND—Here is what you need to know on this Sunday, August 3, four days before the Redskins open the preseason against the Patriots. Nickel coverage News, notes, and quotes from Day 9 of Redskins training camp. —Sacks tend to get blamed on the O-line but a back who misses a blitz pickup can be responsible…

  10. Redskins practice report Day 9: Appreciating the fans

    Aug 2, 2014, 2:32 PM EDT

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    RICHMOND—It was Fan Appreciation Day for the Redskins and an announced crowd of 20,447 made its way in to the Bon Secours Washington Redskins Training Center on an overcast but dry Saturday. The team decided to put on a good show for them and showed up in full pads. Here are my observations from practice.…

  11. Redskins practice report, Day 8: Two-minue drills

    Aug 1, 2014, 1:38 PM EDT

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    RICHMOND—Friday saw a return of some rain, mostly light, and a visit from the governor of Virginia. Here is my practice report, which is slightly abbreviated since I was unable to watch all of practice. I’m augmenting it with some tweets from my colleague Tarik El-Bashir —Yesterday they started up practice with the full kickoff…

  12. Need to Know: Redskins camp news and notes, Day 7–Continuity in the running game

    Aug 1, 2014, 5:01 AM EDT

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    RICHMOND—Here is what you need to know on this Friday, August 1, six days before the Redskins open the preseason against the Patriots. Nickel coverage News, notes, and quotes from Day 7 of Redskins training camp. —Yesterday we touched on Alfred Morris possibly catching some more passes. But catching more passes means being in the…

  13. Redskins practice report, Day 7: Focus on details

    Jul 31, 2014, 1:08 PM EDT

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    RICHMOND—All of the pre-camp talk about being here this year was about the heat, how the law of averages would catch up with last year’s relatively mild conditions and we would run into scorching temperatures this year. But the law of averages isn’t in play so far this year. Between some rain, the 8:35 start…

  14. Need to Know: Redskins camp news and notes Day 6–More receptions for Morris?

    Jul 31, 2014, 5:23 AM EDT

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    RICHMOND—Here is what you need to know on this Thursday, July 31, seven days before the Redskins open the preseason against the Patriots. Nickel coverage News, notes, and quotes from Day 6 of Redskins training camp. —The 2011 CBA brought about training camp walkthroughs. Since moving training camp to Richmond, the Redskins have opened them…

  15. Redskins Practice report, Day 6: Some minor injury woes hit

    Jul 30, 2014, 1:24 PM EDT

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    RICHMOND—After an off day on Tuesday, the Redskins got back to work on a day with low, almost cool temperatures and sunny skies. —Pierre Garçon is on the field but it looks like he will be just a partial participant after suffering a slight hamstring strain. It seems to be one of those things where…

  16. Need to Know: Redskins camp notes–The big picture after 5 days

    Jul 30, 2014, 4:17 AM EDT

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    RICHMOND—Here is what you need to know on this Wednesday, July 30, eight days before the Redskins open the preseason against the Patriots. Nickel coverage After the off day on Tuesday, the Redskins get back to work here today with three days of AM practices and PM walkthroughs before a single practice on Fan Appreciation…

  17. Need to Know: Redskins camp news and notes, Day 5–Last live drills of the year?

    Jul 29, 2014, 5:14 AM EDT

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    RICHMOND—Here is what you need to know on this Tuesday, July 29, nine days before the Redskins open the preseason against the Patriots. Nickel coverage News, notes, and quotes from Day 5 of Redskins training camp. —I get asked on a regular basis how Morgan Moses is doing and if they intend to keep him…

  18. 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…

  19. Need to Know: Redskins camp news and notes, Day 4–Gruden praises Cody Hoffman

    Jul 28, 2014, 4:37 AM EDT

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    RICHMOND—Here is what you need to know on this Monday, July 28, 10 days before the Redskins open the preseason against the Patriots. Nickel coverage Some news, notes, and quotes from Day 4 of Redskins training camp. —Former Steeler Ryan Clark reminded us that he played on a pretty good defense for a Super Bowl…

  20. Brandon Jenkins missed his opportunity with the Redskins

    Jul 27, 2014, 4:29 PM EDT

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    RICHMOND—The Redskins gave up on their 2013 fifth-round pick as they waived linebacker Brandon Jenkins. “We like the play of the guys that were behind him,” said Jay Gruden. “They stepped up their play. Adrian Robinson, Gabe Miller has had some good snaps. The drafting of Trent Murphy had a major impact.” The clear implication…

  21. Redskins training camp report, Day 4: Tough day for Morgan Moses

    Jul 27, 2014, 1:25 PM EDT

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    RICHMOND—An hour before this morning’s practice was supposed to get underway it was raining hard and there was visible lightning off to the west. Officials were not letting fans enter the training facility as they were in wait and see mode. But the rain wound down, the rumbles of thunder went away and the practice…

  22. Need to Know: Redskins camp, Day 3 notes–Gruden hates ‘buddy football’

    Jul 27, 2014, 4:54 AM EDT

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    RICHMOND—Here is what you need to know on this Sunday, July 27, 11 days before the Redskins open the preseason against the Patriots. Nickel coverage News and notes from the third day of training camp for the 2014 Redskins, which played out under partly cloudy skies and fairly mild late-July temperatures. —Training camps under Mike…

  23. 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…

  24. Need to Know: Redskins camp, Day 2 notes–Moss survives the mental grind

    Jul 26, 2014, 5:02 AM EDT

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    RICHMOND—Here is what you need to know on this Friday, July 26, 12 days before the Redskins open the preseason against the Patriots. Nickel coverage News and notes from the second day of training camp for the 2014 Redskins, which played out under cloudless skies and mile late-July temperatures. —DeAngelo Hall had no problem counting…

  25. 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…

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