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  1. 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…

  2. 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…

  3. 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…

  4. 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…

  5. 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…

  6. 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…

  7. 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…

  8. 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…

  9. 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…

  10. 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…

  11. 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…

  12. 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…

  13. 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…

  14. 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…

  15. Need to Know: The 5 top single seasons by a Redskin in last 20 years

    May 25, 2014, 5:00 AM EDT

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    Here is what you need to know on this Sunday, May 25, two days before the start of OTAs. Nickel coverage (I’m on vacation this week so we’re going to rerun some of your favorite lists from earlier this year.) Last week we used the Approximate Value metric to look at which Redskins were the most…

  16. Need to Know: Alfred Morris’ top five performances

    May 24, 2014, 6:00 AM EDT

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    Here is what you need to know on this Saturday, May 24, three days before the start of OTAs. Nickel coverage (I’m on vacation this week so we’re going to rerun some of your favorite lists from earlier this year. If you’re in Colrolla, NC this week, say hi!) Here are Alfred Morris’ five best…

  17. Need to Know: Redskins’ 5 biggest one-year improvements

    May 23, 2014, 5:15 AM EDT

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    Here is what you need to know on this Friday, May 23, four days before the start of OTAs. Nickel coverage Some are saying that the Redskins have a shot at winning the NFC East title in 2014. If they are going to do that, they likely will have to win nine or more games.…

  18. More fan Twitter questions: Trent Murphy, improvements on D, 10 wins for the Redskins?

    May 22, 2014, 11:55 AM EDT

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    In case you missed it, we got so many good questions we split the Twitter mailbag into two parts. Here is Part 1 from yesterday; let’s get rolling right here with Part 2: @Rich_TandlerCSN #RedskinsTalk Is Moses’ handling of Murphy in minicamp more good or bad? — L. Allen (@L_Allen_) May 20, 2014 You need…

  19. Need to Know: 5 questions Jay Gruden must answer before Redskins OTAs

    May 22, 2014, 4:57 AM EDT

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    Here is what you need to know on this Thursday, May 22, five days before the start of OTAs. Nickel coverage Here are the five biggest questions facing Jay Gruden as he gets ready to take his team into the meat of the offseason program with OTAs next week. —What plays should be thrown out?…

  20. Fan questions: Jack linebacker, Breeland’s ceiling, and undrafted receivers

    May 21, 2014, 11:55 AM EDT

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    We got a great response to the Twitter mailbag this week, enough good questions to do two parts. If you don’t see your question answered here, check back tomorrow. Let’s dive right in: @Rich_TandlerCSN #RedskinsTalk Do you think the #Redskins will try to add another TE, OT, and DL before the start of training camp?…

  21. Need to Know: 5 Redskins thoughts including O-line competition

    May 21, 2014, 5:16 AM EDT

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    Here is what you need to know on this Wednesday, May 21, six days before the start of OTAs. Nickel coverage With the draft and rookie minicamp in the rear view mirror and the start of OTAs almost a week away, here are five thoughts on the Redskins. —With the exception of Shawn Lauvao, who…

  22. Redskins draft to replenish an aging offensive line

    May 20, 2014, 11:55 AM EDT

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    The Redskins have one of the older starting offensive lines in the NFL and to respond to that the organization did something that it hasn’t done at all in 20 years and only twice since 1980—they selected two offensive linemen in the first three rounds of the draft. Both tackle Morgan Moses and guard Spencer…

  23. Need to Know: Gruden speaks about the Redskins’ draft picks

    May 20, 2014, 5:46 AM EDT

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    Here is what you need to know on this Tuesday, May 20, seven days before the start of OTAs. Nickel coverage Jay Gruden gave a thumbnail evaluations of his team’s draft picks during rookie minicamp last weekend. Here are five of his comments. G Spencer Long—“He did a great job. From the first day to…

  24. Press release: Redskins, Patriots to hold joint practices in Richmond

    May 19, 2014, 4:40 PM EDT

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    From Redskins PR: LOUDOUN COUNTY, Va. – The Washington Redskins announced today that they will host joint training camp practices with the New England Patriots at the Bon Secours Washington Redskins Training Center in Richmond, Va. on Monday, Aug. 4 – Wednesday, Aug. 6. “Thanks to the Bon Secours Washington Redskins Training Center, we have a…

  25. Redskins have a plan to deal with shortened offseason for rookies

    May 19, 2014, 11:55 AM EDT

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    The Redskins, like every other NFL team, had an extra two weeks to prepare for the draft, which was held for the first time in May this year. Being a new coaching staff working together with Bruce Allen for the first time, Jay Gruden and company were glad to have the extra time to evaluate…

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