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  1. The Week That Was: White could return to Redskins

    Sep 15, 2013, 6:15 AM EDT

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    White-vs.-Bills

    Here is what you need to know on this Sunday, September 15, the day the Redskins play the Packers at Lambeau Field. That Was the Week That Was —The Redskins did not have a game all of last year without someone showing up on the injury report as questionable or worse. They were a Kai…

  2. Need to Know: Ripple effects if Forbath can’t go

    Sep 14, 2013, 5:39 AM EDT

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    Forbath-camp

    Here is what you need to know on this Saturday, September 14, one day before the Redskins play the Packers at Lambeau Field. Nickel coverage 1. Packers linebacker Clay Matthews was fined $15,000 for his out of bounds hit on 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick last Sunday. It prompted Kaepernick to deliver one of the better…

  3. Can the Redskins ambush the Packers?

    Sep 13, 2013, 4:25 PM EDT

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    RG3_Griffining

    Last year, the Redskins went into New Orleans armed with an offensive game plan that the Saints didn’t know was coming. Robert Griffin III and his offensive teammates ambushed the Saints, who had won 13 games and the NFC South the year before, and walked out with an impressive 40-32 win. On Sunday, the Redskins…

  4. Biggers plays safety for first time since high school

    Sep 12, 2013, 8:55 AM EDT

    Biggers-vs.-Eagles

    E. J. Biggers was brought in as a free agent to play nickel or dime cornerback. But when Brandon Meriweather ended up on the inactive list with a groin injury on Monday night Biggers found himself starting at safety and playing 76 of the team’s 83 defensive snaps. “You do whatever the team needs,” he…

  5. Need to Know: Redskins respect Packers’ Rodgers

    Sep 12, 2013, 5:32 AM EDT

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    Aaron-Rodgers

    Here is what you need to know on this Thursday, September 12, three days before the Redskins play the Packers at Lambeau Field. Nickel coverage 1. When asking Redskins players about Aaron Rodgers it didn’t take long for them to come to saying “one of the best in the business”. Robert Griffin III said of…

  6. Enemy intel: Early look at the Packers

    Sep 11, 2013, 10:55 AM EDT

    Randall-Cobb

    The Redskins weren’t the only team that had some defensive issues in their season opener. The Packers, their opponent on Sunday, did not have a good day defensively in San Francisco. Colin Kaepernick lit up their secondary for 412 yards passing and three touchdowns. I think Anquan Boldin just caught another pass against them adding…

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

    Sep 11, 2013, 5:44 AM EDT

    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…

  8. Need to Know: RG3 says Redskins had the ‘can’t-get-rights’

    Sep 10, 2013, 7:26 AM EDT

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    Morris-fumble-vs.-Eagles

    Here is what you need to know on this Tuesday, September 10, five days before the Redskins play the Packers at Lambeau Field. Nickel coverage 1. Without much fanfare, the Redskins’ London Fletcher played in his 241st consecutive game. Since Bucs’ defensive back Ronde Barber spend Sunday in a broadcast booth instead of taking the…

  9. RG3 won’t use rust as an “excuse”

    Sep 10, 2013, 12:43 AM EDT

    RG3-tackled-Philly

    Due to the reconstructive surgery to his right knee eight months ago, Robert Griffin III did not play in the preseason and his work in training camp was very limited. He started the season opener against the Eagles and for the early part of the game he looked like a quarterback who needed some more…

  10. Prediction: Will more Eagles plays equal more turnovers?

    Sep 9, 2013, 1:54 PM EDT

    Vick-fumble

    Week 1 games are difficult to predict. Without looking it up, I’m sure that I picked the Saints to win comfortably a year ago today as the Redskins went to New Orleans for RG3’s debut. I don’t think I saw them beating the Giants behind Rex Grossman in 2011. Perhaps I called the win over…

  11. Redskins vs. Eagles Minute by Minute blog

    Sep 9, 2013, 12:46 PM EDT

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    Redskins_O-line

    I’ll be updating this all afternoon with the latest on tonight’s game from FedEx Field. If you have a question or comment, hit me on twitter @Rich_TandlerCSN or post in the comments below.

  12. Need to Know: Spotlight on RG3 but Morris could be the key

    Sep 9, 2013, 4:46 AM EDT

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    Morris-breaks-tackls

    Here is what you need to know on this Monday, September 9, the day the Redskins open up their season against the Eagles at FedEx Field. Nickel coverage 1. Explain to me why at 6-feet-2, 223 Robert Griffin III is somehow too fragile to get hit too often but Adrian Peterson, who is listed at…

  13. The Week That Was: Still 4 QBs on Redskins’ roster

    Sep 8, 2013, 6:45 AM EDT

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    White-vs.-Bills

    Here is what you need to know on this Sunday, September 8, one day before the Redskins open up their season against the Eagles at FedEx Field. That Was the Week That Was A look back at last week’s headlines. —Jose Gumbs made the Redskins’ 53-man roster. He earned his roster spot with hustle and…

  14. Shanahan: Nothing new on rules for hitting option QBs

    Sep 7, 2013, 9:55 AM EDT

    RG3-hit-vs-Panthers

    The NFL’s VP of officiating talked about the rules regarding hitting a read option quarterback recently and this is being treated as though it is some sort of change. It’s not. In an officiating video distrubted to the media, NFL VP of officiating Dean Blandino said the following: “When the quarterback puts the ball in…

  15. Need to Know: Redskins know their foe in Vick

    Sep 7, 2013, 5:38 AM EDT

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    Vick-running-2

    Here is what you need to know on this Saturday, September 7, two days before the Redskins open up their season against the Eagles at FedEx Field. Nickel coverage 1. Mark Maske of the Post is reporting that the Redskins are now $1.85 million under the salary cap. They recently created some cap room by…

  16. Hustle, discipline keys to stopping Eagles attack

    Sep 6, 2013, 1:25 PM EDT

    Reed-Doughty-coverage

    The Redskins’ defense doesn’t quite know what it will be facing on Monday night when Chip Kelly unveils the NFL version of his Oregon offense. But it seems to be a pretty good guess that it will be fast paced and there will be option elements to it. Being in top football shape is the…

  17. Need to Know: Both teams in good health

    Sep 6, 2013, 5:38 AM EDT

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    Cousins-at-line

    Here is what you need to know on this Friday, September 6, three days before the Redskins open up their season against the Eagles at FedEx Field. Nickel coverage 1. The Eagles’ Cary Williams and Riley Cooper got into a scuffle in practice yesterday. As you can see from the video from CSNPhilly.com, it wasn’t…

  18. Will Eagles’ fast-paced offense wear down their D?

    Sep 5, 2013, 10:25 AM EDT

    Vick-Kelly

    Chip Kelly said that he isn’t worried about the fast pace of his new Eagles’ offense to wear down his defense. “It’s always about plays run, depending on how man plays the other team can run and our defense [faces],” he said on a conference all with reporters on Wednesday. “I don’t think we’ve run…

  19. Continuity should help RG3 shake rust

    Sep 5, 2013, 9:25 AM EDT

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    Morris-RG3-vs.-NYG

    Robert Griffin III makes his much-anticipated return from reconstructive knee surgery on Monday night. Once the emotion of the moment wears off, his play will go under the microscope. Griffin will be playing after having his offseason activities limited by the knee rehab and not having played a snap in a preseason game. Will he…

  20. Need to Know: Redskins’ restructure money already spent

    Sep 5, 2013, 5:55 AM EDT

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    Stephen-Bowen

    Here is what you need to know on this Thursday, September 5, four days before the Redskins open up their season against the Eagles at FedEx Field. Nickel coverage 1. Pierre Garçon says that he is 100 percent healthy after missing six games last year with a toe injury and having surgery to repair a torn…

  21. Redskins will need to contain Eagles’ Jackson

    Sep 4, 2013, 9:55 AM EDT

    DeSean-Jackson-2

    If there is one player the Redskins’ defense has to worry about on Monday night it’s Eagles’ wide receiver DeSean Jackson. Since he came into the league in 2008, Jackson has been a thorn in the Redskins’ side. He has four touchdowns from scrimmage that covered more than 50 yards. Two of them were on…

  22. Need to Know: RG3 conversation will shift to games

    Sep 4, 2013, 5:19 AM EDT

    RG3-podium-Richmond

    Here is what you need to know on this Wednesday, September 4, five days before the Redskins open up their season against the Eagles at FedEx Field. Nickel coverage 1. I have been getting some Twitter comments from fans that range from annoyed to borderline hostile to RG3 because they were tired of hearing him…

  23. Cushing’s deal gives guidance to Orakpo

    Sep 3, 2013, 8:12 PM EDT

    Orakpo-OTAs

    The Texans have signed Brian Cushing to a six-year contract extension worth $55.6 million with $21 million guaranteed. This deal certainly will get the attention of Brian Orakpo and his agent. Cushing and Orakpo are, as they say in the contract negotiation biz, close comparables. They were drafted two spots apart in 2009 with Orakpo…

  24. Cofield practices with club cast on right hand

    Sep 3, 2013, 2:55 PM EDT

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    Cofield-pregame

    Barry Cofield broke his right hand against the Steelers two weeks ago and to practice on Monday he needed some protection for it. That’s not a boxing glove, that’s a cast and some padding to keep the hand protected on the field. When he was asked if he felt any pain, he gave a non-response…

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