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  1. Need to Know: Five possible surprise Redskins cuts

    Aug 23, 2014, 5:49 AM EST

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    Here is what you need to know on this Saturday, August 23, five days before the Redskins wrap up the preseason against the Bucs. Nickel coverage Here are five possible surprise cuts by the Redskins when they trim the team to 53 players a week from today. Colt McCoy—While there has been plenty of speculation…

  2. Need to Know: RG3, two guys named Jackson among trending Redskins

    Apr 12, 2014, 5:13 AM EST

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    Here is what you need to know on this Saturday, April 12, 26 days before the NFL draft. Nickel coverage Here are the top five players trending on Redskins Talk this week. Robert Griffin III—The logo. Among fans, the two camps are “hate it” and “don’t care”. Ryan Clark—Yes, he talked about “the logo” in…

  3. Will the Redskins look for any more outside linebackers?

    Apr 7, 2014, 12:09 PM EST

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    A couple of weeks ago we wondered what the Redskins would do for depth at inside linebacker. They had just starters Brian Orakpo and Ryan Kerrigan and second-year player Brandon Jenkins as likely candidates to make the team. They now have at least part of the answer. Just when it was looking like they would…

  4. Redskins have help wanted sign up at outside linebacker

    Mar 24, 2014, 11:15 AM EST

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    As free agency plods into its third week, most of the focus has been on the Redskins’ defensive backfield, the safety spot in particular. But there is another area on defense that will need to be shored up prior to the start of the season. Outside linebacker is a vital position in the 3-4 defense…

  5. Five things you need to know about the Orakpo tag

    Mar 4, 2014, 5:06 AM EST

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    Here is what you need to know on this Tuesday, March 4, seven days before the start of NFL free agency. Nickel coverage Here are five angles on the Redskins’ decision to put the franchise tag on Brian Orakpo. 1. Why did they do it?—In the end, they didn’t want to lose a home-grown, very…

  6. Orakpo talks remain stalled; what’s Plan B?

    Feb 28, 2014, 2:21 PM EST

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    The Redskins’ contract talks with Brian Orakpo remain at a standstill. The team has yet to make their outside linebacker a firm contract offer, according to the Washington Post. The deadline for using the franchise player tag on Orakpo comes this Monday at 4 p.m. and there is no indication that the Redskins are going…

  7. Need to Know: Which Redskins stay and who goes?

    Jan 13, 2014, 5:52 AM EST

    Orakpo-vs.-TEN

    Here is what you need to know on this Monday, January 13, 115 days from the NFL Draft. Nickel coverage Of the Redskins’ 18 unrestricted free agents, five of them were originally drafted by the team. Here are my odds on the Redskins keeping them after free agency starts on March 11: 1. LB Perry…

  8. Need to Know: AT&T Stadium North on Sunday?

    Dec 18, 2013, 6:05 AM EST

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    Here is what you need to know on this Wednesday, December 18, four days before the Washington Redskins host the Dallas Cowboys. AT&T Stadium North on Sunday? When the Redskins play this Sunday’s game against the Cowboys (yes, Washington is still playing games beyond competing leaks), a shot at a division title will be at…

  9. Need to Know: The top five Redskins free agents

    Dec 6, 2013, 5:30 AM EST

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    Here is what you need to know on this Friday, December 6, two days before the Washington Redskins host the Kansas City Chiefs. Nickel coverage With the meaningful part of the 2013 season over, it’s time to take a look ahead. Here are the five Redskins who are will be free agents that the team…

  10. Need to Know: RG3 chooses to remain positive

    Oct 31, 2013, 4:59 AM EST

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    Here is what you need to know on this Thursday, October 31, three days before the Washington Redskins host the San Diego Chargers. Nickel coverage Five notes and quotes from Redskins Park: 1. Wide receiver Josh Morgan played just 19 of the Redskins’ 71 offensive snaps against the Broncos. He’s a bit mystified as to…

  11. Need to Know: Redskins rack up yards, not points

    Oct 14, 2013, 7:30 AM EST

    Morris-vs.-Cowboys

    Here is what you need to know on this Monday, October 14, six days before the Washington Redskins play the Chicago Bears at FedEx Field. Nickel coverage Five notes from the Redskins-Cowboys game: 1. The Cowboys had 213 yards of total offense. In all of the thousands of games in the NFL since 1940, only…

  12. Need to Know: Romo’s scrambling has the attention of Redskins’ defense

    Oct 10, 2013, 5:23 AM EST

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    Here is what you need to know on this Thursday, October 10, three days before the Redskins visit the Cowboys on Sunday night. Nickel coverage Five things from yesterday at Redskins Park: 1. We have a couple of takes on the elusive Tony Romo here. The first is from Rob Jackson. Once you beat the…

  13. Need to Know: The Redskins get back to work

    Oct 7, 2013, 6:07 AM EST

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    Here is what you need to know on this Monday, October 7, six days before the Redskins visit the Cowboys on Sunday night. Nickel coverage The Redskins get back to work in Ashburn today with a 1 p.m. practice. Here are five things I’ll be keeping an eye on this week at the team gets…

  14. Answering your tweets: Rambo, Orakpo, and the hurry-up offense

    Oct 3, 2013, 10:10 AM EST

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    Lots of great questions this week, let’s get started: @Rich_TandlerCSN Rich, did we miss on Rambo or is he just getting a “sit, watch, this is what we expect of you” teaching lesson? — Greg Barackman (@Flybear2Greg) October 3, 2013 (similar question from @kylewis09) It’s a bit of a stretch for to call a sixth-round…

  15. Need to Know: Shanahan says ‘it’s time to get away’

    Oct 2, 2013, 6:19 AM EST

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    Here is what you need to know on this Wednesday, October 2, 12 days before the Redskins visit the Cowboys on Sunday night. Nickel coverage Five key updates from Mike Shanahan just before the Redskins took off for their bye week. 1. On the condition of Jarvis Jenkins and Rob Jackson, both back from drug-related…

  16. Need to Know: A learning process for Amerson

    Sep 27, 2013, 5:37 AM EST

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    Here is what you need to know on this Friday, September 27, two days before the Redskins visit the Raiders. Nickel coverage Five things you need to know about from Redskins Park. 1. According to FootballZebras.com, Bill Leavy will be the referee for Sunday’s game in Oakland. He worked two Redskins games last year, the…

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