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  1. 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…

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

    May 21, 2014, 11:55 AM EDT


    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?…

  3. Redskins among NFL’s most stable teams

    Apr 17, 2014, 11:55 AM EDT


    The Redskins have had one of the most stable rosters in the NFL since 2011. Yes, that is “Redskins” and the concept of “stability” being used in the same statement. A couple of bloggers at took a look at how many players each NFL team had on its current roster who suited up for…

  4. Need to Know: Can the Redskins get the most out of Jackson in 2014?

    Apr 7, 2014, 4:50 AM EDT


    Here is what you need to know on this Monday, April 7, 31 days before the NFL draft. Nickel coverage Five quick thoughts about the Redskins as they start up their offseason workout program: 1. Will the Redskins maximize Jackson’s talents this year? I’m looking at what Mike Wallace did in Miami last year. I…

  5. Need to Know: Five notes on the Redskins’ Tuesday signings

    Mar 12, 2014, 5:11 AM EDT


    Here is what you need to know on this Wednesday, March 12, 26 days before the Redskins start their offseason workouts. Nickel coverage Here is a comment on each of the free agents the Redskins signed on Tuesday: LB Perry Riley—They got him for three years and $13 million when he was looking for $7…

  6. Press release: Redskins re-sign Perry Riley

    Mar 11, 2014, 11:11 AM EDT


    LOUDOUN COUNTY, Va. – The Washington Redskins announced today that they have re-signed linebacker Perry Riley. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. Riley (6-0, 238) was originally selected by the Redskins in the fourth round (103rd overall) of the 2010 NFL Draft. For his career, he has appeared in 56 regular season games with 40…

  7. Report: Redskins, Riley still far apart in contract talks

    Mar 5, 2014, 2:38 PM EDT


    It’s looking more and more like the Redskins are not going to be able to sign Perry Riley before they have some competition for his services. The Redskins and the player who has started for them at inside linebacker the past two and a half seasons “are not particularly close” in contract negotiations, according to…

  8. Will the Redskins have to overpay to keep Perry Riley?

    Feb 27, 2014, 11:55 AM EDT


    Jim Haslett listed four of the Redskins’ pending free agents that he would like to be back. One of them, DeAngelo Hall, is signed, sealed, and delivered. We discussed the very quiet state of the Brian Orakpo negotiations yesterday. And the chatter is that the Redskins and Chris Baker are going well and it would…

  9. Need to Know: Five who are more valuable to the Redskins than to another team

    Feb 19, 2014, 5:22 AM EDT


    Here is what you need to know on this Wednesday, February 19, 20 days before the start of NFL free agency. Nickel coverage Here are five pending Redskins free agents (update: four plus one who just signed) who are more valuable to Washington than to any other team. ILB Perry Riley— Riley is worth a…

  10. Need to Know: The five most valuable Redskins in 2013

    Feb 12, 2014, 5:00 AM EDT

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    Here is what you need to know on this Wednesday, February 12, seven days before the NFL Combine. Nickel coverage Here are the top five (plus three) Redskins in terms of the Approximate Value metric used by, among other sites, The site sums up AV as follows: “The Approximate Value (AV) method is an…

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

    Feb 5, 2014, 11:55 AM EDT


    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…

  12. Need to Know: The 5 most penalized Redskins in 2013

    Jan 30, 2014, 5:09 AM EDT


    Here is what you need to know on this Thursday, January 30, 98 days before the NFL Draft. Nickel coverage Here are the five most penalized Redskins of 2013 (counts include declined penalties): 1. C Will Montgomery (9 penalties, 73 yards)—Monty got started early with four penalties in the first two games. He was flagged…

  13. Redskins’ 2014 defense could have a very familiar look

    Jan 28, 2014, 11:55 AM EDT


    Jim Haslett recently talked about some pending free agents on defense that he would like to retain. He named linebackers Brian Orakpo and Perry Riley, lineman Chris Baker, and cornerback DeAngelo Hall. Yesterday here we looked at the salary cap numbers on the defensive line. It is possible that their contracts will tie both Stephen…

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

    Jan 25, 2014, 1:55 PM EDT


    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…

  15. Need to Know: Which Redskins stay and who goes?

    Jan 13, 2014, 5:52 AM EDT


    Here is what you need to know on this Monday, January 13, 115 days from the NFL Draft. Nickel coverage Of the Redskins’ 18 unrestricted free agents, five of them were originally drafted by the team. Here are my odds on the Redskins keeping them after free agency starts on March 11: 1. LB Perry…

  16. Need to Know: Redskins’ top five areas of need

    Dec 10, 2013, 6:15 AM EDT


    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…

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

    Dec 6, 2013, 5:30 AM EDT


    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…

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

    Sep 11, 2013, 5:44 AM EDT


    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… Archives

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