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  1. Need to Know: After training camp, five Redskins who are now roster locks

    Aug 19, 2015, 5:36 AM EDT

    Chris-Thompson-camp-RVA

    Here is what you need to know on this Wednesday, August 19, one day before Washington Redskins play the Detroit Lions at FedEx Field. Five players who have become roster locks Before OTAs started in late May, I did a post on the players I thought were roster locks. I came up with 41 of…

  2. Reaction to out of context RG3 quote is over the top

    Aug 18, 2015, 9:39 AM EDT

    RG3 sideline vs Browns

    The problem with the “best” comment that is creating an uproar out there is that the full thought of Robert Griffin III doesn’t fit into a tweet. But, “I feel like I’m the best quarterback in the league,” has been wildly misrepresented, for the most part. It was taken out of context because his full…

  3. Need to Know: Moses’ performance forced changes to right side of Redskins O-line

    Aug 18, 2015, 4:52 AM EDT

    Moses Scherff camp

    Here is what you need to know on this Tuesday, August 18, two days before Washington Redskins play the Detroit Lions at FedEx Field. Moses’ performance forced changes to right side of Redskins O-line RICHMOND—Coming into training camp the expectations for Redskins offensive tackle Morgan Moses cold not have been much lower. He got a…

  4. Need to Know: Did the Redskins gamble and lose at tight end?

    Aug 17, 2015, 5:29 AM EDT

    Mahina camp

    Here is what you need to know on this Monday, August 17, three days before Washington Redskins play the Detroit Lions at FedEx Field. Lions preseason game may affect tight end depth chart RICHMOND—Did the Redskins gamble and lose at the tight end position this past offseason? They had Logan Paulsen and injury-prone Jordan Reed…

  5. Redskins Practice report, Day 19: Williams and Amerson return

    Aug 16, 2015, 7:30 PM EDT

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    RICHMOND—The Redskins got together for their final day of practice in front of the fans here (there will be a closed practice tomorrow). Here are my observations. —OT Trent Williams was back to a full workload. So was CB David Amerson, who participated in individual drills on Saturday. Still out for the Redskins were TE…

  6. Need to Know: Redskins’ Smith enjoys his pro debut

    Aug 16, 2015, 5:53 AM EDT

    Preston Smith vs. Browns

    Here is what you need to know on this Sunday, August 16, four days before Washington Redskins play the Detroit Lions at FedEx Field. Smith enjoys his pro debut RICHMOND—The Redskins drafted Preston Smith in the second round, hoping that the Mississippi State product would battle Trent Murphy for the starting job at right outside…

  7. Redskins practice report, Day 18: Fan appreciation day

    Aug 15, 2015, 5:47 PM EDT

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    RICHMOND—It was Fan Appreciation Day here and 7,130 fans turned out. They watched a practice that has some entertaining moments; here are my observations: —OT Trent Williams was held out of practice with a knee injury. It was nothing serious; according to Jay Gruden he probably could have practiced but he was held out as…

  8. Bubble watch version 4.0: Predicting the Redskins’ 53-man roster

    Aug 15, 2015, 10:32 AM EDT

    Running backs training camp

    RICHMOND—The Redskins opened their preseason in Cleveland on Thursday and both injuries and performances in that game shuffled the 53-man roster with just three weeks to go until cutdown day on September 5. Here are my projections of who will end up on the roster when the dust settles and the team heads into Week…

  9. Need to Know: Five Redskins who have work to do as camp resumes

    Aug 15, 2015, 4:24 AM EDT

    RG3-running-vs.-Browns

    Here is what you need to know on this Saturday, August 15, five days before Washington Redskins play the Detroit Lions at FedEx Field. Work to do The Redskins played pretty well against the Browns on Thursday. As training camp resumes, however, some players still have a lot to do to get ready for the…

  10. The good, the bad, and the ugly from Redskins vs. Browns

    Aug 14, 2015, 2:30 PM EDT

    redskins-vs.-Browns

    Earlier today we looked at the individual players who had rising and falling stock in the wake of last night’s preseason game in Cleveland. Keeping in mind that it can be dangerous to project regular seasons performance based on these games, let’s step back and look at the big picture and see what aspects of…

  11. Need to Know: Stock up-Stock down for Redskins vs. Browns

    Aug 14, 2015, 6:50 AM EDT

    Matt Jones vs. Browns

    Here is what you need to know on this Friday, August 14, six days before Washington Redskins play the Detroit Lions at FedEx Field. Stock up-Stock down CLEVELAND—Preseason games are not about the scoreboard but more about individual performance. Here are players whose stock rose and fell against the Browns last night. Up—RB Matt Jones:…

  12. Need to Know: Five things to watch for tonight in Redskins vs. Browns

    Aug 13, 2015, 5:52 AM EDT

    Morris-stopped-vs-Browns

    Here is what you need to know on this Thursday, August 13, seven days before Washington Redskins play the Detroit Lions at FedEx Field. What to watch for CLEVELAND—Here are five things to watch during the Redskins’ preseason game against the Browns: Robert Griffin III—Yeah, this one is pretty obvious. He should play more than…

  13. Need to Know: Paul will start for Redskins but Reed will get plenty of snaps

    Aug 12, 2015, 5:33 AM EDT

    Niles Paul RVA camp 15

    Here is what you need to know on this Wednesday, August 12, one day before Washington Redskins open their preseason against the Browns in Cleveland. If you need to catch up on what’s happening in Richmond, scroll to the bottom for a list of our posts from the last 24 hours.  Paul will start for…

  14. Redskins practice report Day 13: Good day for RG3, with an asterisk

    Aug 11, 2015, 6:08 PM EDT

    RG3-passing-minicamp

    RICHMOND—It was hot and sticky as the Redskins made their final preparations for their preseason opener in Cleveland in two days. Here are my observations from practice and some quotes from around the Bon Secours training center: —The players were not in pads, although some wore shells. This is typical for a regular season Friday…

  15. Need to Know: Redskins’ Hatcher looking for a bounce back year

    Aug 11, 2015, 6:10 AM EDT

    Hatcher-fumble-recovery

    Here is what you need to know on this Tuesday, August 11, two days before Washington Redskins open their preseason against the Browns in Cleveland. If you need to catch up on what’s happening in Richmond, scroll to the bottom for a list of our posts from the last 24 hours.  Hatcher looking to bounce…

  16. Redskins practice report, Day 12: A strong day for Forbath

    Aug 10, 2015, 6:43 PM EDT

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    RICHMOND—The Redskins returned to Richmond and so did the rain. There was some pretty steady rainfall for about the first half of practice but it tapered off for the latter part of the session. Here are my observations. —Robert Griffin III had an up and down day. In fact, it probably was more down than…

  17. Bubble watch version 3.0: Predicting the Redskins’ 53-man roster

    Aug 10, 2015, 10:00 AM EDT

    Will Compton camp 2

    RICHMOND—The Redskins open the preseason in Cleveland in just a few days and in less than four weeks they will cut to their final 53 players. In other words, it’s getting late early for the players on the bubble trying to secure a roster spot. Here are my projections of who will end up on…

  18. Need to Know: A brawl, position changes and departures highlight the Redskins’ week

    Aug 10, 2015, 3:57 AM EDT

    Redskins line stretch camp 2015

    Here is what you need to know on this Monday, August 10, three days before Washington Redskins open their preseason against the Browns in Cleveland. The week that was RICHMOND—The Redskins are back here today for a couple of days of practice before they travel to Cleveland on Wednesday. Here is a look back at…

  19. Rookie running back Jones is making some noise in Redskins camp

    Aug 9, 2015, 10:00 AM EDT

    Matt-Jones-camp

    RICHMOND—Coaches don’t expect rookies to be perfect. But they do expect them to listen to what they say. It looks like Matt Jones is listening to his coaches. During OTAs, when the players were not wearing any pads, Jones was being too physical, lowering his shoulder to finish off runs. Gruden said that they asked…

  20. Need to Know: Has Thompson locked up the Redskins’ third-down back job?

    Aug 9, 2015, 5:51 AM EDT

    Chris-Thompson-camp-RVA

    Here is what you need to know on this Sunday, August 9, four days before Washington Redskins open their preseason against the Browns in Cleveland. If you need to catch up on what’s happening in Richmond, scroll to the bottom for a list of our posts from the last 24 hours.  Has Thompson locked up the…

  21. Need to Know: Redskins want to get Garçon more involved in offense

    Aug 8, 2015, 5:21 AM EDT

    Garcon-vs-Rams

    Here is what you need to know on this Saturday, August 8, five days before Washington Redskins open their preseason against the Browns in Cleveland. If you need to catch up on what’s happening in Richmond, scroll to the bottom for a list of our posts from the last 24 hours.  Getting Garçon more involved…

  22. Redskins practice report, Day 9: Scrambling at cornerback

    Aug 7, 2015, 2:07 PM EDT

    Redskins Texans camp

    RICHMOND—Rain was a constant threat as the Texans returned for the second of three practice sessions against the Redskins. Here are my observations from the practice: —There were officials present again today, the crew led by referee Walt Coleman. I’m not sure why teams don’t bring in refs for every day of training camp, at…

  23. Bubble watch version 2.5: Predicting the Redskins’ 53-man roster

    Aug 7, 2015, 10:00 AM EDT

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    RICHMOND—The Redskins now have over a week of of training camp under their belts. They still have a few dozen practices and four preseason games until head coach Jay Gruden and GM Scot McCloughan trim the roster down to the final 53. An injury has shuffled the cornerback spot and it looks like they have…

  24. Need to Know: Preseason games loom large for Redskins backup QBs

    Aug 7, 2015, 5:24 AM EDT

    Cousins McCoy RVA

    Here is what you need to know on this Friday, August 7, six days before Washington Redskins open their preseason against the Browns in Cleveland. If you need to catch up on what’s happening in Richmond, scroll to the bottom for a list of our posts from the last 24 hours.  Preseason games loom large…

  25. Redskins practice report, Day 8: Rookie Crowder shines

    Aug 6, 2015, 2:06 PM EDT

    Crowder Richmond practice

    RICHMOND—J. J. Watt and the Texans were in town today for the first of three days of joint practice. Watt did some, well, Watt-like things as will be noted in today’s Redskins practice report. —The Texans don’t have any logos on their helmets or names on the back of their jerseys. The look is sort…

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