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  1. Need to Know: The 5 biggest events of the Redskins’ offseason

    Jun 20, 2014, 4:52 AM EDT

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    Here is what you need to know on this Friday, June 20, 34 days before the Redskins start training camp. Nickel coverage The Redskins offseason program ended yesterday with their final minicamp practice. Here are the five most important events that have happened during the offseason. —Mike Shanahan fired—Shanahan’s team pulled out a playoff spot…

  2. How big a concern is Jason Hatcher’s knee injury for the Redskins?

    Jun 19, 2014, 12:55 PM EDT

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    The Redskins almost got out of minicamp without a scratch. For weeks the Redskins went through their offseason program without anything resembling a major injury. They looked around their own division and saw Cowboys linebacker Sean Lee get knocked out for the season with a torn ACL and Giants linebacker John Beason suffer a foot…

  3. Need to Know: Redskins players will stay in touch with strength coaches over break

    Jun 19, 2014, 5:23 AM EDT

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    Here is what you need to know on this Thursday, June 19, 35 days before the Redskins start training camp. Nickel coverage With minicamp winding down, here are five notes and quotes from Jay Gruden’s press conference on Wednesday. —Ryan Kerrigan rarely misses practice but he was a spectator on Wednesday: “He just was a…

  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. Redskins minicamp report: Temperatures and tempers rise

    Jun 17, 2014, 1:08 PM EDT

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    Here are some practice notes from a steamy first day of minicamp at Redskins Park in Ashburn, VA. — —Robert Griffin III was on the same page with most of his receivers. He rolled out and launched one deep to DeSean Jackson for a big gain. It must be noted that Courtney Bridges was the…

  6. Need to Know: 5 players to watch during Redskins minicamp

    Jun 17, 2014, 4:39 AM EDT

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    Here is what you need to know on this Tuesday, June 17, 37 days before the Redskins start training camp. Nickel coverage Minicamp really isn’t that much more than OTAs except that attendance is mandatory and, by league rule, the media can attend all of the sessions. Here is who I will be keeping an…

  7. Redskins were among the NFL’s oldest teams in 2013

    Jun 16, 2014, 10:55 AM EDT

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    The Redskins were one of the oldest teams in the league in 2013. But how much does age really matter? Football Outsiders calculated each team’s average age weighted by the number of snaps the players took. This is a much more revealing way to analyze the age of a team than taking the simple average…

  8. Need to Know: 5 Redskins notes as they report for minicamp

    Jun 16, 2014, 4:49 AM EDT

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    Here is what you need to know on this Monday, June 16, one day before the start of Redskins minicamp. Nickel coverage Here are five things you need to know about the Redskins as they prepare for minicamp and the final week of their offseason program. —Today is reporting day for minicamp and practices start…

  9. Redskins roundup: Gruden likes read option only as a surprise tactic

    Jun 15, 2014, 6:10 AM EDT

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    Here is what you need to know on this Sunday, June 15, two days before the start of Redskins minicamp. Nickel coverage Here are five Redskins notes and quotes from around the web: —Jay Gruden reiterated to Don Banks of Sports Illustrated that the read option will be a change of pace for Robert Griffin…

  10. Countdown to Training Camp to debut on Comcast SportsNet

    Jun 13, 2014, 1:59 PM EDT

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    I’m passing this along to let you know about our live, daily Redskins show that’s debuting on Monday. I’ll be participating at least a few times a week so tune in or set your DVR’s for news and analysis to get you through the looooong gap between the end of minicamp and training camp. Here is…

  11. Redskins’ Gruden picks up the tempo with no-huddle sessions

    Jun 13, 2014, 1:25 PM EDT

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    The no-huddle offense was something of a source of frustration for Redskins fans last year. It seemed that when the Redskins ran it, they were effective. They didn’t run it at all during their 0-3 start, not even in situations where they were playing from behind (which was nearly all of every game). Then going…

  12. Redskins OTA observations: RG3 sharper than last week

    Jun 11, 2014, 3:34 PM EDT

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    There are my observations from Wednesday’s OTA practice at Redskins Park. 11:15—Brian Baker is teaching the outside linebackers the best route to the quarterback. He has it painted on the grass, an arc that goes from the offensive tackle to the quarterback (as you can see in the picture to the right). There was one…

  13. Do the Redskins need to make a salary cap move?

    Jun 11, 2014, 10:25 AM EDT

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    The Redskins are eight days away from wrapping up their offseason program and they have just over $2 million under the salary cap. Only two teams, the Saints ($1.7 million under) and Packers ($732,000), have less cap room than Washington. Do the Redskins need to do anything about their cap situation? They might. They have…

  14. Need to Know: 5 Redskins to watch during today’s OTA

    Jun 11, 2014, 5:05 AM EDT

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    Here is what you need to know on this Wednesday, June 11, six days before the start of Redskins minicamp. Nickel coverage Five players I’ll be watching during today’s final OTA session at Redskins Park. Robert Griffin III—He was a little bit off last week and he threw an interception that appeared to be intended…

  15. Redskins TE Jordan Reed should get more deep passes in 2014

    Jun 10, 2014, 1:55 PM EDT

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    Redskins tight end Jordan Reed lived in the short area of the field in his rookie 2013 season. He was targeted 60 times (all stats via Pro Football Focus unless noted) last year and only two of those passes traveled 20 or more yards in the air. That was a pass deep down the right…

  16. Need to Know: The 5 worst pass defenses on the Redskins’ 2014 schedule

    Jun 10, 2014, 5:36 AM EDT

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    Here is what you need to know on this Tuesday, June 10, seven days before the start of Redskins minicamp. Nickel coverage Here are the five worst pass defenses the Redskins will face in 2014 (as determined by 2013 opponent’s passer rating). Vikings (opp. passer rating 98.6)—Robert Griffin III had one of his best days…

  17. Need to Know: 5 numbers the Redskins need to improve in 2014

    Jun 9, 2014, 4:45 AM EDT

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    Here is what you need to know on this Monday, June 9, eight days before the start of Redskins minicamp. Nickel coverage Numbers don’t tell the whole story but they can be a good way to measure where your team needs improvement. Here are five numbers from last year that the Redskins need to improve…

  18. Need to Know: 5 thoughts on the state of the Redskins after Week 2 of OTAs

    Jun 8, 2014, 5:25 AM EDT

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    Here is what you need to know on this Sunday, June 8, nine days before the start of Redskins minicamp. Nickel coverage With Week 2 of OTAs is in the books and here are five thoughts on the state of the Redskins. —The Redskins carried eight offensive linemen last season—the five starters, swing tackle Tom…

  19. Need to Know: 5 Redskins depth chart hot spots

    Jun 7, 2014, 5:53 AM EDT

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    Here is what you need to know on this Saturday, June 7, 10 days before the start of Redskins minicamp. Nickel coverage Here are five thoughts on the Redskins’ depth chart with about six and a half weeks to go until the start of training camp. —I’ll have more on this at some point over…

  20. Need to Know: 5 notes and quotes from Redskins players after OTAs

    Jun 6, 2014, 4:44 AM EDT

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    Here is what you need to know on this Friday, June 6, 11 days before the start of minicamp. Nickel coverage Here are five notes and quotes from various Redskins players following Wednesday’s OTA session at Redskins Park. —Even though Kory Lichtensteiger has been the starting left guard when healthy since about midway through the…

  21. What effect does Kaepernick’s deal have on RG3, Redskins?

    Jun 5, 2014, 10:55 AM EDT

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    Yesterday afternoon Robert Griffin III, Russell Wilson, Cam Newton, Andrew Luck and other young quarterbacks who will be up for new contracts in the next few years had reason to celebrate. Colin Kaepernick signed new six-year deal with the 49ers and the reported top line numbers of up to $126 million with a record $61…

  22. Need to Know: 5 Gruden notes and quotes from Wednesday’s Redskins OTA

    Jun 5, 2014, 4:56 AM EDT

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    Here is what you need to know on this Thursday, June 5, 12 days before the start of minicamp. Nickel coverage Here are five quotes and notes from Jay Gruden following the Redskins’ OTA session on Wednesday. —Some think that Kory Lichtensteiger could get pushed out at center at some point but Gruden appears to…

  23. Best-case and worst-case scenarios for the Redskins’ 2014 draft picks

    Jun 3, 2014, 10:25 AM EDT

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    As the Redskins’ eight draft picks take the first steps in their NFL careers there is plenty of optimism about the career prospects for each of them. But history tells us that some of them will work out and some of them will not. Here is how I see the best-case scenario for each draft…

  24. Need to Know: 5 burning Redskins questions on defense

    Jun 3, 2014, 4:56 AM EDT

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    Here is what you need to know on this Tuesday, June 3, 14 days before the start of minicamp. Nickel coverage After a 3-13 season there are always plenty of questions surrounding an NFL team. Here is a look at five burning questions facing the Redskins’ defense (we’ll talk about questions on offense later this…

  25. Why June 1 is just another day for Redskins, most of NFL

    Jun 2, 2014, 9:55 AM EDT

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    June 1 used to be the day that teams released players and were able to push some of the salary cap consequences of the move. But the date has come and gone and there were no major cuts in the NFL. In fact, there weren’t even any minor ones. And there are expected to be…

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