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  1. 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…

  2. 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…

  3. Need to Know: News and notes from Day 1 of Redskins training camp

    Jul 25, 2014, 4:56 AM EDT

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    RICHMOND—Here is what you need to know on this Friday, July 25, 13 days before the Redskins open the preseason against the Patriots. Nickel coverage News and notes from the rain-altered first day of training camp for the 2014 Redskins —Even though it looks like Richard Crawford is healthy, Andre Roberts said that as of…

  4. Redskins training camp practice report, Day 1: A soggy start

    Jul 24, 2014, 1:02 PM EDT

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    RICHMOND—The Redskins went out for their first training camp practice a little late due to a moderate, steady rain that had been falling all morning. Although they did wait a while to start letting fans into the Bon Secours training center, indicating that they might have been considering a change in the practice schedule, nothing…

  5. Need to Know: Redskins personnel decisions top camp priority for Gruden

    Jul 24, 2014, 5:21 AM EDT

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    RICHMOND—Here is what you need to know on this Thursday, July 24, 14 days before the Redskins open the preseason against the Patriots.. Nickel coverage Training camp starts today so three and out goes out the window and we are back to doing things in groups of five as standard operating procedure. Jay Gruden addressed…

  6. Need to Know: On the lookout for changes as Redskins camp gets going

    Jul 23, 2014, 4:11 AM EDT

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    Here is what you need to know on this Wednesday, July 23, one day before the Redskins start training camp. Three and out —It will be interesting to see if there are any changes in the first-team lineup from what we saw in minicamp. Sometimes coaches evaluate what they’ve seen during minicamp and make some…

  7. Need to Know: Redskins PUP list decisions still up in the air

    Jul 22, 2014, 5:06 AM EDT

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    Here is what you need to know on this Tuesday, July 22, two days before the Redskins start training camp. Three and out —Jay Gruden said during minicamp that he planned to spend a lot of the time in between the end of the offseason program and training camp planning out the time in Richmond.…

  8. Who are the locks to make the Redskins’ 53?

    Jul 21, 2014, 11:55 AM EDT

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    The Redskins will report to training camp on Wednesday with 90 players on the roster. One of the biggest jobs the coaching staff will have is to determine who will be on the 53-man roster when the season starts. We all know, however, that there are not 53 jobs up for grabs. Some players are…

  9. Need to Know: RG3 missing from list of hot offseason Redskins topics

    Jul 21, 2014, 5:11 AM EDT

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    Here is what you need to know on this Monday, July 21, three days before the Redskins start training camp. Three and out —Yesterday I posted a list of the top five posts here on Real Redskins since the end of the offseason. After I put up the article I noticed that none of the…

  10. Need to Know: The 5 most popular Redskins posts of the offseason

    Jul 20, 2014, 5:55 AM EDT

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    Here is what you need to know on this Sunday, July 20, four days before the Redskins start training camp. Nickel coverage Don’t look now but the offseason is almost over. The Redskins have their first  training camp practice on Thursday. Before it’s gone, here are the five most popular Real Redskins posts of the offseason.…

  11. Need to Know: NFL preseason predictions not always on point

    Jul 19, 2014, 4:06 AM EDT

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    Here is what you need to know on this Saturday, July 19, five days before the Redskins start training camp. We’re on the verge of the start of training camp and it’s time for Redskins fans to brace themselves for the rash of predictions that will come from the various “experts” in print and on the…

  12. Need to Know: High expectations for Redskins’ Baker in 2014

    Jul 18, 2014, 4:53 AM EDT

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    Here is what you need to know on this Friday, July 18, six days before the Redskins start training camp. Three and out —I wouldn’t say that there is a great deal of hype surrounding DE Chris Baker this offseason but there certainly are some fairly high expectations. He signed a three-year, $9 million contact…

  13. Need to Know: Redskins roster battles looming a week before camp

    Jul 17, 2014, 4:55 AM EDT

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    Here is what you need to know on this Thursday, July 17, seven days before the Redskins start training camp. Three and out Here are a few roster thoughts a week from the start of Redskins training camp. —Before OTAs, I had Santana Moss on the wrong side of the roster bubble, figuring that a…

  14. Will the Redskins throw it deep in 2014?

    Jul 16, 2014, 1:27 PM EDT

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    It is doubtful that Bengals quarterback Andy Dalton will ever earn a nickname like “The Mad Bomber” or anything similar. But Jay Gruden’s quarterback went deep more than any other quarterback in the NFL last year. According to ESPN, Gruden’s Bengals led the league in passes that traveled 20 yards or more past the line…

  15. Need to Know: What are the Redskins’ options with Orakpo in 2015?

    Jul 16, 2014, 4:59 AM EDT

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    Here is what you need to know on this Wednesday, July 16, eight days before the Redskins start training camp. Three and out Yesterday’s 4 p.m. deadline for Brian Orakpo to sign a long-term contract with the Redskins came and went without a deal being done. He’ll play this year on a one-year, $11.45 million…

  16. Need to Know: Redskins’ Reed puts in extra work

    Jul 15, 2014, 5:06 AM EDT

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    Here is what you need to know on this Tuesday, July 15, nine days before the Redskins start training camp. Three and out —One thing I neglected to mention during OTAs and minicamp is that Jordan Reed was the last player off of the field on almost every day the media was allowed to observe.…

  17. Need to Know: Will the Redskins tackle better in 2014?

    Jul 14, 2014, 5:25 AM EDT

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    Here is what you need to know on this Monday, July 14, 10 days before the Redskins start training camp. Three and out —The Redskins’ top six tacklers last year were inside linebackers Perry Riley and London Fletcher, cornerbacks Josh Wilson and DeAngelo Hall, and safeties Brandon Meriweather and Reed Doughty. Those same six also…

  18. Need to Know: How many new players will make the Redskins’ 53?

    Jul 13, 2014, 6:34 AM EDT

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    Here is what you need to know on this Sunday, July 13, 11 days before the Redskins start training camp. Three and out —Yes, I know that Tanard Jackson told ESPN 980 that he intended to appeal his latest indefinite suspension. But word of the suspension came via a statement from the league office, not…

  19. Need to Know: Redskins’ Kerrigan wants to step up his game

    Jul 12, 2014, 5:41 AM EDT

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    Here is what you need to know on this Saturday, July 12, 12 days before the Redskins start training camp. Three and out Let’s look at a few more storylines as the Redskins get ready to report to Richmond. —The Stephen Bowen situation will be interesting to follow. He may or may not be ready…

  20. Need to Know: RG3 ranking based on static analysis

    Jul 11, 2014, 5:28 AM EDT

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    Here is what you need to know on this Friday, July 11, 13 days before the Redskins start training camp. Three and out In a recent ESPN Insider article, Robert Griffin III was ranked 19th among NFL quarterbacks. The rankings were from a survey of league insiders including personnel executives and coaches. Needless to say,…

  21. Ripple effects on Redskins after Jackson suspension

    Jul 10, 2014, 8:54 AM EDT

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    On Wednesday the NFL suspended Tanard Jackson for violation of the league’s substance abuse policy for the fourth time. Before moving on to looking at the football side of this, we should note that the implications for Jackson go far beyond football. It’s apparent that he has a major problem and he needs a lot…

  22. Need to Know: Many Redskins hard at work two weeks before start of camp

    Jul 10, 2014, 5:11 AM EDT

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    Here is what you need to know on this Thursday, July 10, 14 days before the Redskins start training camp. Three and out Here are a few tidbits and updates as we are two weeks away from the first practice of Redskins training camp 2014. —Players are off but there were at least a dozen…

  23. Need to Know: 2013 Redskins defense was surprisingly good on third down

    Jul 9, 2014, 5:01 AM EDT

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    Here is what you need to know on this Wednesday, July 9, 15 days before the Redskins start training camp. Three and out —The Redskins had a lot of problems on defense in 2013 but third down conversion rate was not among them. Opposing teams converted on 34 percent of their third down attempts, the…

  24. Need to Know: Redskins’ Griffin gets help with fundamentals

    Jul 8, 2014, 4:38 AM EDT

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    Here is what you need to know on this Tuesday, July 8, 16 days before the Redskins start training camp. Three and out —During minicamp, just before the five-week break before training camp, Jay Gruden was asked what he expected Robert Griffin III to do during the break. “Quarterbacks need to throw,” he said. “He…

  25. Redskins camp countdown: 19 points allowed per game

    Jul 7, 2014, 1:55 PM EDT

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    We’re counting down to the start of training camp here by looking at some numbers that will be keys to the Redskins’ 2014 season. 19—Points allowed per game  This is another ambitious goal for the Redskins. They allowed 29.9 points per game last year, tied for 30th in the NFL. It is no easy task to…

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