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  1. Redskins salary cap analysis: How much for Orakpo, Riley?

    Feb 5, 2014, 11:55 AM EDT

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    As Jay Gruden continues the process of assembling the playbook, people in another part of the building at Redskins Park are looking forward to free agency and how best to utilize the approximately $28 million in cap space the Redskins have. Here we’ll take a position-by-position look at the cap situation and explore some of…

  2. Did the Seahawks provide a blueprint or just another way of getting it done?

    Feb 3, 2014, 11:56 AM EDT

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    So it’s all over Twitter and TV and virtually any medium that says anything about last night’ game: Defense wins championships. This newfound wisdom comes in the wake of the Seahawks’ big Super Bowl win after being ranked first in in the NFL in defense during the regular season. This must come as a shock…

  3. Did Haslett provide a blueprint for defensive free agency?

    Jan 25, 2014, 1:55 PM EDT

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    Jim Haslett talked to reporters at the Senior Bowl yesterday and he had a few interesting things to say. The Redskins, he said, will stick with the 3-4 defense as their base. That is not surprising. Jay Gruden indicated that the 3-4 was here to stay during his introductory press conference. Haslett also talked about…

  4. Redskins’ roster situation requires an active free agency period

    Jan 24, 2014, 11:54 AM EDT

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    Bruce Allen did not talk to the members of the local media who made the trek to Mobile for the Senior Bowl. But he did talk to SiriusXM NFL Radio while he was there and among the topics discussed was free agency. For the first time since 2011 the Redskins will have the same salary…

  5. Redskins salary cap review: Low QB salaries won’t last long

    Jan 23, 2014, 11:58 AM EDT

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    Salary cap review: Offensive Backs As Jay Gruden continues to assemble his coaching staff, people in another part of the building at Redskins Park are looking forward to free agency and how best to utilize the approximately $28 million in cap space the Redskins have. Here we’ll take a position-by-position look at the cap situation…

  6. Need to Know: Five free agent safeties the Redskins could target

    Jan 23, 2014, 4:51 AM EDT

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    Here is what you need to know on this Thursday, January 23, 74 days before the Redskins start offseason workouts. Nickel coverage The Redskins likely will need to add at least one safety who can start for them this year in free agency. Here are five who might fit their needs and their budget: 1.…

  7. Will the NFL eliminate the PAT?

    Jan 21, 2014, 12:12 PM EDT

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    Roger Goodell thinks that the point after touchdown kick is too easy and the league is thinking about abolishing it. “The extra point is almost automatic,” Goodell said on NFL Network on Monday. “I believe we had five missed extra points this year out of 1,200 some odd (attempts). So it’s a very small fraction…

  8. Need to Know: Five things the Redskins need to do to beat the NFC East

    Jan 17, 2014, 5:49 AM EDT

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    Here is what you need to know on this Friday, January 17, 111 days before the NFL Draft. Nickel coverage The Redskins went winless against the NFC East last year and have finished last four out of the last five years. Here are five things the Redskins have to do compete in their division. 1.…

  9. Cap review: Redskins likely can’t afford a top WR

    Jan 15, 2014, 11:55 AM EDT

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    Salary cap review: Wide receiver As Jay Gruden continues to assemble his coaching staff, people in another part of the building at Redskins Park are looking forward to free agency and how best to utilize the approximately $28 million in cap space the Redskins have. Here we’ll take a position-by-position look at the cap situation…

  10. Redskins will have ample salary cap room this year

    Jan 14, 2014, 11:55 AM EDT

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    For the first time since 2009, the Redskins will experience a normal offseason when it comes to free agency and the salary cap. In 2010, free agency was altered due to the end of the collective bargaining agreement. There was no salary cap but players could not become free agents until they had completed six…

  11. Could another stunning hire be on tap for the Redskins?

    Jan 7, 2014, 3:55 PM EDT

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    Ten years ago today, the Redskins’ search for a new head coach revolved around guys like Ray Rhodes and some other retreads who had been fired as head coaches at least once. At least that was what we knew during the search for Steve Spurrier’s replacement. But on the evening of January 7, 2004 word…

  12. Five reasons why we can’t close the book on the Shanahan era

    Jan 2, 2014, 5:09 AM EDT

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    Here is what you need to know on this Thursday, January 2, 68 days before the start of free agency. Nickel coverage The Mike Shanahan era is over. On Tuesday we took a look at some things that went well during the last four years. Yesterday was about what went wrong. Today, the question is…

  13. Multiple reports say Shanahan is out

    Dec 29, 2013, 12:32 PM EDT

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    Glazer, Schefter, and the Washington Post are all reporting that Mike Shanahan is out as Redskins head coach. Catch some details on CSN Washington. Your comments, as always, are welcome.

  14. 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…

  15. Need to Know: AT&T Stadium North on Sunday?

    Dec 18, 2013, 6:05 AM EDT

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    Here is what you need to know on this Wednesday, December 18, four days before the Washington Redskins host the Dallas Cowboys. AT&T Stadium North on Sunday? When the Redskins play this Sunday’s game against the Cowboys (yes, Washington is still playing games beyond competing leaks), a shot at a division title will be at…

  16. Shanahan on RG3: ‘He’s been great’

    Dec 13, 2013, 7:15 PM EDT

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    If Robert Griffin III is angry or disappointed or something in between over being shut down for the rest of the season he sure isn’t showing it on the practice field. Griffin has been making the best of the bad situation he’s been put in. “He’s been great. He’s been great,” said Mike Shanahan, who…

  17. 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…

  18. Need to Know: The top five Redskins free agents

    Dec 6, 2013, 5:30 AM EDT

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    Here is what you need to know on this Friday, December 6, two days before the Washington Redskins host the Kansas City Chiefs. Nickel coverage With the meaningful part of the 2013 season over, it’s time to take a look ahead. Here are the five Redskins who are will be free agents that the team…

  19. Redskins-Eagles: Five keys and a prediction

    Nov 15, 2013, 3:25 PM EDT

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    Here are my five keys to Sunday’s Redskins-Eagles game plus a prediction: 1. The Redskins need to contain LeSean McCoy. The other four keys here and all of the other keys and matchups and other analysis you’ll see around the web between now and game time will be rendered useless if McCoy runs wild on…

  20. Griffin starts hot but Redskins can’t score on final drive

    Nov 8, 2013, 12:23 AM EDT

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    Robert Griffin III and the Redskins started hot and finished hot. But in between they didn’t have enough offense or defense to keep the Minnesota Vikings from getting their second win of the season. Trailing by 34-27 with 3:30 to play, the Redskins embarked on a desperation drive that got them a first and goal…

  21. Need to Know: This time, it’s really a must-win for the Redskins

    Nov 7, 2013, 5:44 AM EDT

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    Here is what you need to know on this Thursday, November 7, the day the Washington Redskins visit the Minnesota Vikings. This time, it’s really a must win After the Redskins lost their opener to the Eagles, some members of the media asked the players if their next game against the Packers was a “must-win”.…

  22. Need to Know: Redskins allow no sacks vs. Chargers

    Nov 4, 2013, 6:20 AM EDT

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    Here is what you need to know on this Monday, November 4, three days before the Washington Redskins visit the Minnesota Vikings. Nickel coverage Five notes from the Redskins’ 30-24 overtime win over the Chargers: 1. It appears that the Redskins have shaken the third-down woes that were drive stoppers during the early part of…

  23. Need to Know: Was tumultuous week a distraction for the Redskins?

    Nov 3, 2013, 6:25 AM EDT

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    Here is what you need to know on this Sunday, November 3, the day the Washington Redskins host the San Diego Chargers. Potential distractions abound but players should have no excuse It was one of those weeks at Redskins Park. It started with a loss to the Broncos that may have been closer than the…

  24. Griffin’s rocky day ends early but he says knee feels fine

    Oct 27, 2013, 9:57 PM EDT

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    DENVER–It was all there for the Washington Redskins. They had a 21-7 lead on the road in Denver. They had bottled up Peyton Manning and company since the Broncos’ first possession. They had turned over Manning on consecutive possessions and turned both into TDs. The crowd at Sports Authority Field was stunned. But the Broncos…

  25. Need to Know: An X-factor for the Redskins?

    Oct 25, 2013, 7:49 AM EDT

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    Here is what you need to know on this Friday, October 25, two days before the Washington Redskins travel to Denver to play the Broncos. An X-factor? It goes without saying that players like Robert Griffin III, Pierre Garçon, Alfred Morris, Brian Orakpo, and Ryan Kerrigan will have to play well for the Redskins to…

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