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  1. Need to Know: DB’s, DeSean, depth chart highlight week’s top five Redskins posts

    Mar 30, 2014, 5:59 AM EDT

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    Here is what you need to know on this Sunday, March 30, eight days before the start of offseason workouts. Nickel coverage Here are our five most popular posts from the week that was. 1. Allen: Thomas was going to start at safety last year—The GM’s revelation here created questions about the plans the team…

  2. Need to Know: Gruden, Orakpo trending on Redskins Talk this week

    Mar 29, 2014, 5:42 AM EDT

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    Here is what you need to know on this Saturday, March 29, nine days before the Redskins start their offseason workouts. Nickel coverage Here are five top trending names on Redskins Talk this week: Jay Gruden—The Redskins new head coach didn’t have any earth-shattering news to reveal but he dropped a number of interesting tidbits…

  3. Gruden wants Morris to catch a few more passes

    Mar 28, 2014, 11:27 AM EDT

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    Jay Gruden thinks that Alfred Morris needs to catch some more passes. Gruden isn’t talking about having the third-year running back step into the role they may have envisioned for Darren Sproles, the Saints running back who was rumored to be going to the Redskins before the Eagles traded for him. Sproles caught at least…

  4. Need to Know: The Redskins’ five biggest weekly paychecks

    Mar 28, 2014, 5:10 AM EDT

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    Here is what you need to know on this Friday, March 28, 10 days before the Redskins start their offseason workouts. Nickel coverage Yesterday I tweeted out what Brian Orakpo’s weekly paycheck will look like now that he has signed his franchise tender. That drew some interest so let’s take a look at the top…

  5. Why the Redskins will have Orakpo play on the tag this year

    Mar 27, 2014, 1:23 PM EDT

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    Brian Orakpo signed his franchise tender this morning. He has until July 15 to work out a long-term contract with the Redskins. If he doesn’t, he will have to play the year making $11.45 million (every dime of it is now guaranteed) and become a free agent again in 2015. It seems that the latter…

  6. Need to Know: The top five takeaways from Gruden’s presser

    Mar 27, 2014, 4:58 AM EDT

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    Here is what you need to know on this Thursday, March 27, 11 days before the Redskins start their offseason workouts. Nickel coverage Here are the top five takeaways from Jay Gruden’s press availability at the NFL owners meetings: Orakpo needs to prove it—Gruden said that he would be fine with having Brian Orakpo play…

  7. Redskins’ contracts this offseason total $127.9 million

    Mar 26, 2014, 12:46 PM EDT

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    There has been a lot of talk about the Redskins being thrifty when it comes to free agency this year. And while they haven’t gone out and made any huge splashes, they have spent some money. They made their biggest signing in terms of money for the 2014 season before free agency started. That was…

  8. Need to Know: Five possible depth chart surprises for the 2014 Redskins

    Mar 26, 2014, 4:54 AM EDT

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    Here is what you need to know on this Wednesday, March 26, 12 days before the Redskins start their offseason workouts. Nickel coverage Here are five personnel moves that could end up happening for the Redskins at some point in 2014. Adam Gettis starting at center—Yesterday he tweeted that he was going to go out…

  9. Why don’t the Redskins get compensatory draft picks?

    Mar 25, 2014, 11:55 AM EDT

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    It’s become an annual tradition. During March owners meetings the NFL announces the awarding of compensatory draft picks. The Redskins don’t get any or get some leftover crumbs. Fans complain and say there is a conspiracy against their team. But there really isn’t an anti-Redskins bias on Park Avenue (well, in matters not involving the…

  10. Need to Know: Five free agents the Redskins should still pursue

    Mar 25, 2014, 4:52 AM EDT

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    Here is what you need to know on this Tuesday, March 25, 13 days before the Redskins start their offseason workouts. Nickel coverage Bruce Allen has said that the Redskins are not finished acquiring free agents yet. Here are five players who are still available who could help the Redskins. S Ryan Clark—They still need an…

  11. Redskins have help wanted sign up at outside linebacker

    Mar 24, 2014, 11:15 AM EDT

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    As free agency plods into its third week, most of the focus has been on the Redskins’ defensive backfield, the safety spot in particular. But there is another area on defense that will need to be shored up prior to the start of the season. Outside linebacker is a vital position in the 3-4 defense…

  12. Need to Know: The top five running backs the Redskins will face in 2014

    Mar 24, 2014, 4:43 AM EDT

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    Here is what you need to know on this Monday, March 24, 14 days before the Redskins start their offseason workouts. Nickel coverage Last month we looked at the top five passers the Redskins will face in 2014. Today let’s take a look at the five leading rushers they will face, based on 2013 total…

  13. Need to Know: RG3, free agency and O-line posts among week’s top five

    Mar 23, 2014, 5:29 AM EDT

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    Here is what you need to know on this Sunday, March 23, 15 days before the start of offseason workouts. Nickel coverage Here are our five most popular posts from the week that was. 1. RG3 won’t wear a knee brace in 2014—Talking to Tarik El-Bashir in Baltimore, Griffin said that he will ditch the…

  14. Allen: Thomas was going to start at safety last year

    Mar 22, 2014, 10:55 AM EDT

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    In an interview with the Washington Post, Bruce Allen revealed a nugget of information that could have major implications for the Redskins’ 2014 defensive secondary. Allen talked about the safety position and the team’s 2013 fourth-round pick. “Phillip Thomas, we had high hopes for him last year,” said Allen. “He was going to start for…

  15. Need to Know: RG3 among Redskins most talked about this week

    Mar 22, 2014, 5:52 AM EDT

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    Here is what you need to know on this Saturday, March 22, 16 days before the Redskins start their offseason workouts. Nickel coverage Here are the five most talked about Redskins this week: Robert Griffin III—His appearance here is noteworthy mostly because he hasn’t been talked about much this offseason. That, of course, is in…

  16. How much cap space do the Redskins need to sign their draft picks?

    Mar 21, 2014, 11:54 AM EDT

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    According to the NFLPA, the Redskins have a little under $7 million in salary cap space remaining. They are better off than some teams; seven have less than $5 million left. But with some needs they have yet to fill they are in worse shape than many others as 11 teams have more than twice…

  17. Need to Know: Five NFL rule changes that should be approved without debate

    Mar 21, 2014, 5:17 AM EDT

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    Here is what you need to know on this Friday, March 21, 17 days before the Redskins start their offseason workouts. Nickel coverage Here are five of the proposed NFL rule changes that should pass with no debate: Permit a coach to challenge any official’s decision, except scoring plays which are automatically reviewed—I was scoffed…

  18. Will Gruden’s Redskins be pass happy?

    Mar 20, 2014, 12:20 PM EDT

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    Andre Roberts recently told John Keim of ESPN that he thinks that Jay Gruden will have the Redskins air it out this year. “I think we’ll be passing more than running,” said the Redskins free agent receiver. That caused a bit of a stir since the Redskins have been—or at least have tried to be—a…

  19. Need to Know: Five safeties who could start for the Redskins

    Mar 20, 2014, 5:09 AM EDT

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    Here is what you need to know on this Thursday, March 20, 18 days before the Redskins start their offseason workouts. Nickel coverage One starter at safety is set for the Redskins. Here are five players who could start alongside Brandon Meriweather when the season starts. Ryan Clark—Sure, the contract talks are dragging on but…

  20. Fan questions: In addition to RG3, what needs to improve?

    Mar 19, 2014, 11:25 AM EDT

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    It’s been a while since we’ve done fan questions and you submitted some good ones to me on Twitter at @Rich_TandlerCSN and on the Real Redskins Facebook page. Let’s jump right in. What do u think is the biggest need atm and what’ll be the draftapproach? Best available or need? #RedskinsTalk @Rich_TandlerCSN — Ralf Peeters…

  21. Need to Know: Five Redskins thoughts including special teams improvement

    Mar 19, 2014, 5:09 AM EDT

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    Here is what you need to know on this Wednesday, March 19, 19 days before the Redskins start their offseason workouts. Nickel coverage Here are five thoughts on the state of the Redskins after a week of free agency. 1. A lot of special teams improvement will have to come from within. They signed Adam…

  22. Redskins putting their eggs in the pass-rush basket

    Mar 18, 2014, 2:20 PM EDT

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    We are a week in to free agency and the Redskins’ two biggest signees will probably play a few yards apart from each other and will have the same primary responsibility much of the time. Before free agency started they retained right outside linebacker Brian Orakpo, who had 10 sacks in 2013, via using the…

  23. Need to Know: A week into free agency, five Redskins questions

    Mar 18, 2014, 4:56 AM EDT

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    Here is what you need to know on this Tuesday, March 18, 20 days before the Redskins start their offseason workouts. Nickel coverage We’re just a week into the league year and we have some answers about the 2014 season. But there are still many questions, here are five of them: What will be done…

  24. Redskins get some contract guidance with Monday deals

    Mar 17, 2014, 12:06 PM EDT

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    As free agency moves into its next phase prices for players start to drop and the Redskins may have received some guidance from deals given out this morning at two positions of need. On area they are looking is at safety. Nate Allen re-signed with the Eagles for one year. His base will be $2…

  25. Need to Know: Five reasons the Redskins haven’t signed your favorite free agent

    Mar 17, 2014, 4:17 AM EDT

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    Here is what you need to know on this Monday, March 17, 21 days before the Redskins start their offseason workouts. Nickel coverage Are you wondering why your favorite free agent not signed with the Redskins? Here are five possible reasons. Money—This is often, but not always, the issue. The team thinks the player is…

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