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  1. Need to Know: Five things to watch at Redskins Park including a Plan B for Meriweather

    Aug 25, 2014, 5:05 AM EDT

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    Here is what you need to know on this Monday, August 23, three days before the Redskins wrap up the preseason against the Bucs. Nickel coverage Here are five things I’ll be watching this week at Redskins Park and in Thursday’s preseason finale against the Bucs: —Clarity at running back—The Redskins had four players who…

  2. 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…

  3. Need to Know: Redskins-Ravens notes–Defense delivers some good (mostly legal) hits

    Aug 24, 2014, 5:55 AM EDT

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    Here is what you need to know on this Sunday, August 24, four days before the Redskins wrap up the preseason against the Bucs. Nickel coverage Some notes, quotes, and numbers from Saturday’s preseason game in Baltimore. —There really is no way to put lipstick on the pig that was performance of the first-team offense.…

  4. Need to Know: Five possible surprise Redskins cuts

    Aug 23, 2014, 5:49 AM EDT

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    Here is what you need to know on this Saturday, August 23, five days before the Redskins wrap up the preseason against the Bucs. Nickel coverage Here are five possible surprise cuts by the Redskins when they trim the team to 53 players a week from today. Colt McCoy—While there has been plenty of speculation…

  5. Need to Know: Redskins Park notes–Gruden will make first cuts quickly

    Aug 22, 2014, 4:47 AM EDT

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    Here is what you need to know on this Friday, August 22, one day before the Redskins play their third preseason game against the Ravens. Redskins Park quick hits The buzz around Redskins Park on Thursday. —The cut from 90 to 75 has to be done by 4 p.m. on Tuesday. Mike Shanahan generally waited…

  6. Need to Know: Redskins Park quick hits–Ex-QB Gruden couldn’t slide either

    Aug 21, 2014, 4:58 AM EDT

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    Here is what you need to know on this Thursday, August 21, two days before the Redskins play their third preseason game against the Ravens. Redskins Park quick hits The buzz from Redskins Park on Wednesday: —There never was much of a competition but Keenan Robinson has won the job to succeed London Fletcher at…

  7. Need to Know: 5 Redskins who helped themselves vs. the Browns

    Aug 20, 2014, 4:32 AM EDT

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    Here is what you need to know on this Wednesday, August 20, three days before the Redskins play their third preseason game against the Ravens. Nickel coverage There was plenty of movement during the Redskins’ preseason game against the Browns; some players solidified their grips on a roster spot, others may have moved up the…

  8. Need to Know: Notes from Browns vs. Redskins–Power rushing game needs work

    Aug 19, 2014, 5:00 AM EDT

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    Here is what you need to know on this Tuesday, August 19, four days before the Redskins play their third preseason game against the Ravens. Nickel coverage Five notes from last night’s preseason game against Cleveland: –It was a bumpy performance by Robert Griffin III, literally and figuratively. He has some very good throws, including…

  9. Need to Know: 5 Redskins in the spotlight vs. the Browns tonight

    Aug 18, 2014, 5:17 AM EDT

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    Here is what you need to know on this Monday, August 18, five days before the Redskins play their third preseason game against the Ravens. Three and out Five Redskins players who will be in the spotlight tonight as they host the Browns in tonight’s preseason game. Brian Orakpo—The Browns are likely to pass a…

  10. Need to Know: Plenty of questions remain for Redskins 21 days from opener

    Aug 17, 2014, 5:00 AM EDT

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    Here is what you need to know on this Sunday, August 17, one day before the Redskins host the Browns on preseason Monday night football. Four downs The Redskins starting lineup seems to be pretty well set but that doesn’t mean that there aren’t some big personnel questions that need to be answered. Here is…

  11. Need to Know: Redskins Park news and notes–Thompson injury opening doors for others

    Aug 16, 2014, 5:17 AM EDT

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    Here is what you need to know on this Saturday, August 16, two days before the Redskins host the Browns on preseason Monday night football. Nickel coverage —It’s not yet certain that Colt McCoy will make the Redskins’ 53-man roster. But Robert Griffin III likes having him around, despite the fact that McCoy is from…

  12. Need to Know: Redskins Park notes and quotes–Gruden impressed with Morris

    Aug 15, 2014, 4:48 AM EDT

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    Here is what you need to know on this Friday, August 15, three days before the Redskins host the Browns on preseason Monday night football. Nickel coverage —With Johnny Manziel coming to town and likely to play a half (either the first or second) against the Redskins, Robert Griffin III was asked if he knew…

  13. Need to Know: The five best players at Redskins training camp

    Aug 14, 2014, 4:49 AM EDT

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    Here is what you need to know on this Thursday, August 14, four days before the Redskins host the Browns on preseason Monday night football. Nickel coverage The Redskins have packed up and left Richmond. Here are the five players I thought had the best training camps: Keenan Robinson—He hasn’t started a game at inside…

  14. What are the Redskins’ options for creating more cap space?

    Aug 13, 2014, 11:55 AM EDT

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    The Redskins don’t have any breathing room under the NFL salary cap and Bruce Allen said that the team needs to create some. Allen confirmed that the team has around $2 million in cap space remaining and that’s not enough. “Obviously we’re going to have some injuries during the year that will eat that up,”…

  15. Need to Know: Redskins quotes and notes–Hard Knocks, no-drama camp, and more

    Aug 13, 2014, 4:54 AM EDT

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    RICHMOND—Here is what you need to know on this Wednesday, August 13, five days before the Redskins host the Browns on preseason Monday night football. Nickel coverage —Will Hard Knocks come knocking in Richmond? Bruce Allen was asked about the possibility of the Redskins being on the HBO reality series. “Hard Knocks has been something…

  16. Need to Know: Redskins camp news and notes–Wrapping it up in Richmond

    Aug 12, 2014, 4:38 AM EDT

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    RICHMOND—Here is what you need to know on this Tuesday, August 12, six days before the Redskins host the Browns on preseason Monday night football. Nickel coverage —Robert Griffin III said that while Richmond has been great, the team was ready to head back north to Ashburn, even though things won’t change much as far…

  17. Redskins Monday practice report–Down then up for RG3

    Aug 11, 2014, 1:30 PM EDT

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    RICHMOND—Here we go with the final practice report from here. They will do a walkthrough on Tuesday morning before heading back to Redskins Park. —Here is some video of, you guessed it, Brian Baker doing some teaching and some motivating. —I post a lot of Instagrams with baker for two reasons. First of all, he’s…

  18. Need to Know: Redskins camp notes–Seastrunk toughs it out

    Aug 11, 2014, 5:02 AM EDT

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    RICHMOND—Here is what you need to know on this Monday, August 11, seven days before the Redskins host the Browns on preseason Monday night football. Nickel coverage — Jay Gruden named Adam Hayward special teams captain for the Patriots game. The coach was asked why he did this. “Well, when you have a special teams…

  19. Redskins Sunday practice report: A good day for the defense

    Aug 10, 2014, 1:01 PM EDT

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    RICHMOND—The good weather continued to hold out here as the Redskins continued to wind down their 2014 training camp. There was plenty of sunshine and temperatures in the 70’s. Here are my observations. —Tight ends coach Wes Phillips had a small corps of players to work with. Jordan Reed is still out, apparently still suffering…

  20. Need to Know: Notes from Redskins camp –Gruden is looking for a physical mindset

    Aug 10, 2014, 5:14 AM EDT

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    RICHMOND—Here is what you need to know on this Sunday, August 10, eight days before the Redskins host the Browns on preseason Monday night football. Nickel coverage —I tweeted yesterday that it didn’t look like there was a specific timetable for the returns of Stephen Bowen and Leonard Hankerson from the PUP list. I was…

  21. Redskins camp Saturday practice report: Garçon returns

    Aug 9, 2014, 6:48 PM EDT

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    RICHMOND—The Redskins got back to work following an off day after their preseason game against the Patriots. Here are my observations from a fairly light session at the Bon Secours Washington Redskins Training Center. —Temperatures were in the 70’s and the skies partly cloudy, continuing a remarkable string of good weather in Richmond this year.…

  22. Need to Know: Redskins have uneven special teams play vs. Patriots

    Aug 9, 2014, 4:16 AM EDT

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    RICHMOND—Here is what you need to know on this Saturday, August 9, nine days before the Redskins host the Browns on preseason Monday night football. Nickel coverage A look back at some notes and quotes from the Redskins preseason game against the Patriots before the final days of training camp start up. —Some think that…

  23. Need to Know: Redskins control ball and clock vs. Patriots

    Aug 8, 2014, 6:45 AM EDT

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    RICHMOND—Here is what you need to know on this Friday, August 8, 10 days before the Redskins host the Browns on preseason Monday night football. Nickel coverage With the usual preseason caveat that numbers are not always valid due to uneven competition, here’s a look at some stats from last nights Redskins-Patriots preseason game. —Colt…

  24. Need to Know: Five things to look for in Redskins vs. Patriots

    Aug 7, 2014, 5:34 AM EDT

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    RICHMOND—Here is what you need to know on this Thursday, August 7, 11 days before the Redskins host the Browns on preseason Monday night football. Nickel coverage Here are five things to look for in tonight’s Redskins-Patriots preseason game: —How does RG3 play? Don’t get there or tune in late or you might miss Griffin’s…

  25. 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…

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