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

    Sep 7, 2013, 5:38 AM EDT

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    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…

  2. Hustle, discipline keys to stopping Eagles attack

    Sep 6, 2013, 1:25 PM EDT

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    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…

  3. Need to Know: Both teams in good health

    Sep 6, 2013, 5:38 AM EDT

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    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…

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

    Sep 5, 2013, 10:25 AM EDT

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    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…

  5. Continuity should help RG3 shake rust

    Sep 5, 2013, 9:25 AM EDT

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    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…

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

    Sep 5, 2013, 5:55 AM EDT

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    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…

  7. Redskins will need to contain Eagles’ Jackson

    Sep 4, 2013, 9:55 AM EDT

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    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…

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

    Sep 4, 2013, 5:19 AM EDT

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    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…

  9. Cushing’s deal gives guidance to Orakpo

    Sep 3, 2013, 8:12 PM EDT

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    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…

  10. Cofield practices with club cast on right hand

    Sep 3, 2013, 2:55 PM EDT

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    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…

  11. Need to Know: Special teams clinch roster spot for Murphy

    Sep 3, 2013, 5:13 AM EDT

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    Here is what you need to know on this Tuesday, September 3, six days before the Redskins open up their season against the Eagles at FedEx Field. Nickel coverage 1. I posted yesterday on Barry Cofield’s contract restructure. It should be noted that Cofield did not take any less money in the deal. Basically, Cofield…

  12. Position change, option could neutralize Eagles’ Cole

    Sep 2, 2013, 11:25 AM EDT

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    When Chip Kelly took over as the Eagles’ head coach he did one thing that Mike Shanahan did when he took the reigns in Washington. He junked the 4-3 defensive scheme in favor of the 3-4. It is one of those moves that is designed to pay off in the long run but may create…

  13. Need to Know: T. Jackson decision could take some time

    Sep 2, 2013, 5:37 AM EDT

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    Here is what you need to know on this Monday, Sept. 2, seven days before the Redskins open up their season against the Eagles at FedEx Field. Nickel coverage 1. The Redskins, one of the younger teams in the NFL just a couple of years ago, are growing older on us. By the measure of…

  14. Redskins announce eight-member practice squad

    Sep 1, 2013, 4:11 PM EDT

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    The Redskins announced that they have added eight players to their practice squad. All of them were released by the team on Saturday. Seventh-round pick RB Jawan Jamison, was the only 2013 draft pick to be released.. He has some zone running ability but he needs to get stronger. Undrafted free agent OT Xavier Nixon has good size…

  15. The Week That Was: ‘Gummy Bear’ makes the Redskins’ cut

    Sep 1, 2013, 6:45 AM EDT

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    Here is what you need to know on this Sunday, September 1, eight days before the Redskins open their season against the Eagles at FedEx Field. That was the week that was —I don’t know why the Redskins decided to keep four quarterbacks but it wasn’t so that they could trade Kirk Cousins. He is…

  16. Need to Know: Is Barnett London’s successor?

    Aug 31, 2013, 5:40 AM EDT

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    Here is what you need to know on this Saturday, August 31, nine days before the Redskins open up their season against the Eagles at FedEx Field. Nickel coverage Five things from Redskins Park: 1. It’s cutdown day, the day of the Turk and news of who has been released will trickle in all day…

  17. Need to Know: Not yet mission accomplished for RG3

    Aug 30, 2013, 6:25 AM EDT

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    Here is what you need to know on this Friday, August 30, 10 days before the Redskins open up their season against the Eagles at FedEx Field. Nickel coverage Five things from Redskins Park: 1. The next day and a half will be nerve racking for a few dozen players who are on the bubble.…

  18. Need to Know: Which Redskins running back will win a job tonight?

    Aug 29, 2013, 5:23 AM EDT

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    Here is what you need to know on this Thursday, August 29, 11 days before the Redskins open up their season against the Eagles at FedEx Field. Nickel coverage Five things from Redskins Park: 1. Griffin news fatigue is beginning to set in among many Redskins fans and, I’m sure, many others as well. The…

  19. RG3 not a done deal for Week 1–yet

    Aug 28, 2013, 1:11 PM EDT

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    Will Robert Griffin III be the starting quarterback for the Redskins when they take on the Eagles on Sept. 9? The short answer is that it seems very likely, perhaps inevitable. But the longer answer is that there are still one more hurdle to  clear before RG3’s status as the Week 1 starter is etched…

  20. Need to Know: Why will Pat White go the distance on Thursday?

    Aug 28, 2013, 6:22 AM EDT

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    Here is what you need to know on this Wednesday, August 28, one day before the Redskins finish up their preseason at the Bucs. Nickel coverage Five things from Redskins Park: 1. I’m sure that most of you watched the RG3 documentary “The Will to Win” on ESPN last night. It was the story of…

  21. Need to Know: Crawford’s return to Redskins is likely

    Aug 27, 2013, 5:02 AM EDT

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    Here is what you need to know on this Tuesday, August 27, two days before the Redskins finish up their preseason at the Bucs. Nickel coverage Five notes from Redskins Park: 1. There seems to be no question that Barry Cofield will be in the lineup on Sept. 9. When Shanahan was asked about him,…

  22. No RG3 presser scheduled this week

    Aug 26, 2013, 10:55 AM EDT

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    Here is some news that, judging from my Twitter timeline, many of you will be happy to hear. Robert Griffin III is not scheduled to talk to the media prior to Thursday. That is the day that Dr. James Andrews will examine the quarterback’s right knee and give his thumbs up or thumbs down on…

  23. Need to Know: Make or break time for some Redskins

    Aug 26, 2013, 5:18 AM EDT

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    Here is what you need to know on this Monday, August 26, three days before the Redskins finish up their preseason at the Bucs. Nickel coverage Five things from Redskins Park and FedEx Field: 1. As roster cut deadlines loom and we try to figure out who will be on the 53-man roster, it is…

  24. Crawford injury has ripple effects for Redskins

    Aug 25, 2013, 1:55 PM EDT

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    Occasionally, roster numbers problems have a way of working themselves out. And the solution sometimes comes in the worst possible way. Before Saturday’s game against the Bills, the Redskins were pondering how they might be able to keep six cornerbacks on their 53-man roster. Now, with cornerback and punt returner Richard Crawford out for the…

  25. The Week That Was: Can the NFL protect players from themselves?

    Aug 25, 2013, 6:40 AM EDT

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    Here is what you need to know on this Sunday, August 25, four days before the Redskins finish up their preseason against the Bucs. That Was The Week That Was —Yeah, it’s dumb for the NFL to fine RG3 $10,000 for wearing an “Operation Patience” T-shirt during warmups before last Monday night’s preseason game. But…

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