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

    Mar 19, 2014, 11:25 AM EST

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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…

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

    Mar 19, 2014, 5:09 AM EST

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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…

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

    Mar 18, 2014, 2:20 PM EST

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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…

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

    Mar 18, 2014, 4:56 AM EST

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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…

  5. Redskins get some contract guidance with Monday deals

    Mar 17, 2014, 12:06 PM EST

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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…

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

    Mar 17, 2014, 4:17 AM EST

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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…

  7. Redskins’ cap space dwindling but still enough to maneuver

    Mar 16, 2014, 10:55 AM EST

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    The Redskins’ cap space is dwindling a bit after a flurry of signings late last week but they still have a good amount of money to work with. After processing the Thursday signings of Jason Hatcher, Darryl Sharpton, and Clifton Geathers, and the release of Will Montgomery, the Redskins had $9.2 million in salary cap…

  8. Need to Know: Williams happy about Hatcher signing and the rest of the week’s top five

    Mar 16, 2014, 5:16 AM EST

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    Here is what you need to know on this Sunday, March 16, 22 days before the start of offseason workouts. Nickel coverage Here are our five most popular posts from the week that was. 1. Redskins agree to terms with Andre Roberts—The Redskins landed the Cardinals’ wide receiver several hours prior to the actual start…

  9. Hatcher’s contract good for both Redskins, player

    Mar 15, 2014, 9:43 AM EST

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    It looks like both the player and the team got what they wanted from the contract that Jason Hatcher signed with the Redskins on Friday. Hatcher gets a good chunk of money up front and the team gets the ability to escape the contract in a couple of years with minimal pain. The top-line numbers…

  10. Need to Know: Five possible starters for the Redskins at center

    Mar 15, 2014, 5:47 AM EST

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    Here is what you need to know on this Saturday, March 15, 23 days before the Redskins start their offseason workouts. Nickel coverage The Redskins have cut Will Montgomery, their starting center since 2011. Who will play center for them in 2014? Here are five possibilities: Kory Lichtensteiger—He is the favorite as of now. Gruden…

  11. Hatcher adds disruption to Redskins DL but for how long?

    Mar 14, 2014, 12:27 PM EST

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    The Redskins have made one of the best types of free agent moves you can make. They signed a quality player away from a division rival. Jason Hatcher was a one-man wrecking crew on the Cowboys’ defensive line last year. He had 11 sacks, 40 QB pressures, and he forced two fumbles. To say that…

  12. Need to Know: The Redskins’ top five free agent options at tackle

    Mar 14, 2014, 4:56 AM EST

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    Here is what you need to know on this Friday, March 14, 24 days before the Redskins start their offseason workouts. Nickel coverage The Redskins are still looking for an upgrade at right tackle, here are the top five tackles on the free agent market as ranked by our friends at Rotoworld. Donald Penn, Bucs—He…

  13. Redskins still have cap room to operate after opening deals

    Mar 13, 2014, 12:37 PM EST

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    The Redskins still have a lot of needs that they have to address in free agency. The good news is that they will have some cap room to work with. After resigning two players and adding four since the start of free agency, the Redskins have approximately $12 million in cap space to work with.…

  14. 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…

  15. Options remain at safety for the Redskins

    Mar 12, 2014, 8:18 AM EST

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    There was a run on the safety position during the first hours of NFL free agency. Unfortunately the Redskins, who are in need of two starting caliber safeties, were not participants. They were interested in Jairus Byrd of the Bills but not for anything close to the $54 million over six years he got from…

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

    Mar 12, 2014, 5:11 AM EST

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    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…

  17. Press release: Redskins re-sign Perry Riley

    Mar 11, 2014, 11:11 AM EST

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    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…

  18. Five things you need to know about NFL free agency

    Mar 11, 2014, 5:13 AM EST

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    Here is what you need to know on this Tuesday, March 11, the day NFL free agency starts. Nickel coverage Here are five things to watch for today as the free agent frenzy gets underway at 4 p.m. Eastern time. 1. “Interest” does not equal a “contract”—We have been hearing of Redskins “interest” in a…

  19. Redskins interested in Byrd but asking price may be prohibitive

    Mar 10, 2014, 12:13 PM EST

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    Bills safety Jairus Byrd is at or near the top of most fee agent rankings and after Buffalo decided not to give him the franchise tag, many have been wondering who would pursue him and how much money he would be looking for. We have a partial answer to the former question and the answer…

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

    Mar 10, 2014, 4:57 AM EST

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    Here is what you need to know on this Monday, March 10, one day before the start of NFL free agency. Nickel coverage Here are five free agents the Redskins should sign, at five different areas of need: S Mike Mitchell, Panthers—He has been the subject of some buzz this weekend with the Redskins being…

  21. Dollars likely to flow freely when free agency starts

    Mar 9, 2014, 11:55 AM EST

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    There are some indications that the dollars will flow freely during the free agency period that starts Tuesday at 4 p.m. Mike Florio of Pro Football Talk quoted a league source who said as much on Saturday. “Deals will be higher across this year across the board. Teams will be spending this year.” One team…

  22. Need to Know: Five top articles of the week feature Orakpo, free agency

    Mar 9, 2014, 5:57 AM EST

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    Here is what you need to know on this Sunday, March 9, two days before the start of NFL free agency. Nickel coverage Here are our five most popular posts from the week that was. 1. Five Redskins who could be cap casualties—The Redskins made some moves to clear up cap last week but there…

  23. Will the Redskins stand pat on the offensive line?

    Mar 8, 2014, 11:25 AM EST

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    When free agency opens, many are expecting the Redskins to immediately start cleaning house along the offensive line, signing in larger linemen to match the big fellas that Jay Gruden had along his O-line in Cincinnati. Others don’t see that happening. John Keim of ESPN was asked how many starters would be returning on the…

  24. Need to Know: Five free agents the Redskins should avoid

    Mar 8, 2014, 5:10 AM EST

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    Here is what you need to know on this Saturday, March 8, three days before the start of NFL free agency. Nickel coverage Here are five free agents the Redskins should avoid signing: WR Hakeem Nicks, NYG—There is always reason to be suspicious of free agents who had career years in their contract season. But…

  25. Cap could hit $160 million in 2016, Redskins will need it

    Mar 7, 2014, 11:55 AM EST

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    It was just over a week ago that we heard that the NFL salary cap would be $133 million this year, somewhere in the vicinity of $140 million next year and $150 million in 2016. Well, those future numbers could be growing already. Mike Florio of our corporate cousins at Pro Football Talk said that…

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