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  1. Need to Know: Extra duty for Cousins

    Aug 6, 2013, 5:27 AM EDT

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    RICHMOND—Here is what you need to know on this Tuesday, August 6, two days before the Redskins open their preseason against the Titans. Cousins will pull extra duty in preseason Kirk Cousins is in an odd spot. Since Robert Griffin III is only a partial participant in training camp practices, Cousins is the No. 1…

  2. On Thursday, a glimpse at what could have been

    Aug 5, 2013, 11:25 AM EDT

    Jake-Locker

    RICHMOND—The Redskins and their fans should get a glimpse of what might have been on Thursday when Jake Locker starts at quarterback for the Titans. Going into the 2011 draft, there was plenty of chatter that Mike Shanahan was enamored with the athletic Locker going back to the quarterback’s sophomore year with the Washington Huskies.…

  3. Need to Know: Redskins, RG3 near next phase

    Aug 5, 2013, 4:55 AM EDT

    RG3-throwing-minicamp

    RICHMOND—Here is what you need to know on this Monday, August 5, three days before the Redskins open their preseason against the Titans. Starting the next phase The Redskins are transitioning into the second stage of their training camp. After nine days of practices in a 10-day span and doing nothing but hitting each other…

  4. The Week That Was: What can Davis and Garçon do together?

    Aug 4, 2013, 7:08 AM EDT

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    RICHMOND—Here is what you need to know on this Sunday, August 4, four days before the Redskins play the Titans in their preseason opener. That Was the Week That Was —The Redskins have just three full practices next week and so don’t look for any major changes to what Robert Griffin III does. Mike Shanahan…

  5. Practice report: Redskins in full pads

    Aug 3, 2013, 4:17 PM EDT

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    RICHMOND—It was Fan Appreciation Day, it was crowded, and it was hot. And they had a lively two-hour practice to wrap up the week in Richmond. —The Redskins practiced in full pads for the first time on Saturday. Under Mike Shanahan the team has usually practices in shorts but with new rules requiring players to…

  6. Need to Know: Will Barnett play special teams?

    Aug 3, 2013, 5:53 AM EDT

    Nick-Barnett-TD

    RICHMOND—Here is what you need to know on this Saturday, August 3, five days before the Redskins open their preseason against the Titans. Will Barnett play special teams? Usually, backup linebackers play special teams. They are some of the best athletes on the team and have a combination of size and speed that makes the…

  7. 10 Redskins predate Shanahan’s arrival

    Aug 2, 2013, 3:18 PM EDT

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    DeAngelo Hall

    RICHMOND—And now there are ten. The Redskins put out their media release for their first preseason game and in the mountain of information there is a chart that tells you when each current member of the team joined the Redskins and how they came into the league. The chart reveals that we are one away…

  8. Is Barnett Fletcher’s successor?

    Aug 1, 2013, 2:13 PM EDT

    London-Fletcher-helmet

    RICHMOND—Was Nick Barnett brought in to be London Fletcher’s successor? First, let’s establish that we don’t know for sure if Fletcher is going to go anywhere next year. He has not addressed the issue of retirement and he probably won’t do so until after the season is over. But Fletcher will be 39 by the…

  9. Need to Know: Redskins playing without a full deck

    Aug 1, 2013, 4:52 AM EDT

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    Shanahan-minicamp

    RICHMOND—Here is what you need to know on this Thursday, August 1, seven days before the Redskins open their preseason against the Titans. Redskins short handed but have enough to get by According to the NFL, the Redskins have 90 players on their roster. But truth be told they are working with fewer than that.…

  10. Wednesday practice report: RG3 edition

    Jul 31, 2013, 6:43 PM EDT

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    RICHMOND—We’re in Day 6 of training camp and after a while the regular practice reports, while they are fun to do, all start to sound alike. So I thought I’d do something different today—focus on one player. It would have to be someone who would do enough during practice to fill up a whole post.…

  11. Practice notes: Moss still gets it done

    Jul 30, 2013, 6:52 PM EDT

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    RICHMOND—The Redskins got Day 5 of their 2013 training camp under their belts today under mostly sunny skies and humidity and temperatures that are starting to feel more like the norms in late July here. —The highlight play of the day came early. Santana Moss made a one handed catch of a Robert Griffin III…

  12. Need to Know: Stallworth already on the bubble?

    Jul 30, 2013, 5:23 AM EDT

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    RICHMOND—Here is what you need to know on this Tuesday, July 30, nine days before the Redskins open their preseason against the Titans. Is Stallworth running out of time? Donte Stallworth was a late free agent arrival for the Redskins this year. He came to minicamp in mid-June to try out for the team. He…

  13. Practice report: Josh Wilson back in the swing

    Jul 29, 2013, 7:25 PM EDT

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    Wilson-INT-vs.-DAL

    RICHMOND—It’s getting hotter here every day but that’s the way it’s supposed to be. Here is your practice report for Monday afternoon. —Jarvis Jenkins is in limbo. He’s the starter at left defensive end but he won’t be on the roster for the first four games. So he is spending some time with the second…

  14. Need to Know: Big Year 3 for Hankerson, Robinson

    Jul 29, 2013, 4:40 AM EDT

    Hankerson camp

    RICHMOND—Here is what you need to know on this Monday, July 29, 10 days before the Redskins open their preseason against the Titans. Make or break for Hank, Robinson? The Redskins drafted three wide receivers in 2011. One of them, fifth-round pick Niles Paul, has been converted to tight end. This could be the year…

  15. TW3: Will a rookie start at safety?

    Jul 28, 2013, 7:29 AM EDT

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    Here is what you need to know on this Sunday, July 28, 11 days before the Redskins open their preseason against the Titans. That was the week that was —The Redskins did host linebacker Joe Mays last night at the Bon Secours Training Center in Richmond. For the time being it appears that he is…

  16. Practice notes: A limited RG3 still draws cheers

    Jul 25, 2013, 8:34 PM EDT

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    RG3-camp-Richmond

    RICHMOND—Here are a few observations on the Redskins’ first full training camp practice on July 25, 2013. —Per the CBA rules, the Redskins were not in full pads today; those are not permitted until the fourth day of training camp. Some of the players wore shells (light shoulder pads) but for most it was helmets…

  17. Rambo, Amerson starting at the top

    Jul 25, 2013, 3:30 PM EDT

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    Rambo-rookie-camp

    When defensive back coach Raheem Morris called for the first-team secondary to line up in this morning’s walk through, two of the players were rookies. Second-round pick David Amerson was lined up at cornerback opposite DeAngelo Hall and sixth-rounder Bacarri Rambo was the strong safety. Brandon Meriweather was at strong safety. To be sure, the…

  18. Need to Know: For RG3, preseason games are about risk-reward

    Jul 24, 2013, 6:38 AM EDT

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    RG3-minicamp-13

    Here is what you need to know on this Wednesday, July 24, one day before the Redskins start training camp. The risk-reward balance So it appears that we won’t see Robert Griffin III in the games that don’t count so that the Redskins can be assured that he can play in the games that do…

  19. Don’t look for an RG3 practice schedule

    Jul 23, 2013, 3:13 PM EDT

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    Shanahan_wave

    Robert Griffin III said that the Redskins are going to “ease me in” to practice when training camp starts on Thursday.  Don’t expect to find out exactly what is meant by that any time soon. While Mike Shanahan and Redskins head trainer Larry Hess are likely to prepare an outline for when they would like…

  20. Need to Know: Cousins still gets important preseason reps

    Jul 23, 2013, 5:00 AM EDT

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    Cousins_vs.Bears

    Here is what you need to know on this Tuesday, July 23, two days before the Redskins start training camp. Cousins not totally left out In training camp Kirk Cousins will be the football equivalent of someone who is all dressed up with nowhere to go. The Redskins’ backup quarterback was prepared to lead the…

  21. How will RG3 be ‘eased in’?

    Jul 22, 2013, 12:10 PM EDT

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    RG3 passing

    So, the months of speculation are over—almost. Robert Griffin III said today via Twitter that the doctors have said that his right knee has healed to the point where they have cleared him to practice. He also said that the coaches will “ease me in”. Exactly what is meant by that is anyone’s guess. We…

  22. Need to Know: Four possible RG3 scenarios

    Jul 22, 2013, 6:21 AM EDT

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    RG3-throwing-minicamp

    Here is what you need to know on this Monday, July 22, three days before the Redskins start training camp. The four possible RG3 scenarios We don’t know exactly what will happen on Wednesday when Dr. James Andrews examines Robert Griffin III’s right knee. That’s the day before training camp and the extent of Griffin’s…

  23. Jul 21, 2013, 8:31 AM EDT

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    Garcon_vs.Saints

    Here is what you need to know on this Sunday, July 21, four days before the Redskins open training camp. That was the week that was —This isn’t fantasy football advice that you should follow or anything but it’s a pretty safe bet that Redskins receivers not named Pierre Garçon will see fewer passes thrown…

  24. Need to Know: Redskins’ 2012 pass defense better than we thought?

    Jul 20, 2013, 6:36 AM EDT

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    Here is what you need to know on this Saturday, July 20, five days before the Redskins start training camp. Pass defense not as bad as advertised? The Redskins had pass defense issues last year; anyone who even casually watched the games would be able to tell you that. Only two teams allowed more yards…

  25. Need to Know: Redskins odds on to make the playoffs?

    Jul 19, 2013, 6:02 AM EDT

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    RG3-passing-vs-SEA

    Here is what you need to know on this Friday, July 19, six days before the Redskins start training camp. FO gives Redskins solid chances at playoffs Football Outsiders has published its annual almanac (PDF is available now, print edition coming soon). That used to be an occasion that made Redskins fans cringe as the…

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