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  1. Need to Know: Five options for the Redskins at inside linebacker

    Mar 13, 2014, 5:16 AM EST

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    Here is what you need to know on this Thursday, March 13, 25 days before the Redskins start their offseason workouts. Nickel coverage All of the talk has been about the lack of a safety acquisition in free agency, and there hasn’t been much about another major need. Here are five options the Redskins have…

  2. Need to Know: Pryor reduces Redskins’ margin for error

    Sep 29, 2013, 6:36 AM EST

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    Here is what you need to know on this Sunday, September 29, the day the Redskins visit the Raiders. Redskins-Raiders quick hits 1. The Redskins still should be able to beat the Raiders even if Terrelle Pryor plays quarterback for Oakland. But having Pryor in the lineup takes away most, if not all, of the Redskins’ margin…

  3. Need to Know: A heavy workload for Perry Riley

    Sep 11, 2013, 5:44 AM EST

    Riley-vs.-Eagles

    Here is what you need to know on this Wednesday, September 11, four days before the Redskins play the Packers at Lambeau Field. Nickel coverage 1. Starting inside linebacker Perry Riley played 81 of the team’s 83 snaps on defense and then 16 more on special teams. Meanwhile, backup ILB Nick Barnett was active but…

  4. Need to Know: Is Barnett London’s successor?

    Aug 31, 2013, 5:40 AM EST

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    Here is what you need to know on this Saturday, August 31, nine days before the Redskins open up their season against the Eagles at FedEx Field. Nickel coverage Five things from Redskins Park: 1. It’s cutdown day, the day of the Turk and news of who has been released will trickle in all day…

  5. The Week That Was: Can the NFL protect players from themselves?

    Aug 25, 2013, 6:40 AM EST

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    Here is what you need to know on this Sunday, August 25, four days before the Redskins finish up their preseason against the Bucs. That Was The Week That Was —Yeah, it’s dumb for the NFL to fine RG3 $10,000 for wearing an “Operation Patience” T-shirt during warmups before last Monday night’s preseason game. But…

  6. Need to Know: Light workload for starters on Saturday

    Aug 23, 2013, 5:10 AM EST

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    Here is what you need to know on this Friday, August 23, one day before the Redskins take on the Bills at FedEx Field. Nickel coverage Five items from Redskins Park: 1. The dress rehearsal will feature a lot of understudies. Mike Shanahan said that the starters will play about 20 snaps on Saturday. That’s…

  7. Need to Know: Will Barnett play special teams?

    Aug 3, 2013, 5:53 AM EST

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    RICHMOND—Here is what you need to know on this Saturday, August 3, five days before the Redskins open their preseason against the Titans. Will Barnett play special teams? Usually, backup linebackers play special teams. They are some of the best athletes on the team and have a combination of size and speed that makes the…

  8. Is Barnett Fletcher’s successor?

    Aug 1, 2013, 2:13 PM EST

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    RICHMOND—Was Nick Barnett brought in to be London Fletcher’s successor? First, let’s establish that we don’t know for sure if Fletcher is going to go anywhere next year. He has not addressed the issue of retirement and he probably won’t do so until after the season is over. But Fletcher will be 39 by the…

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