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

    Apr 7, 2014, 12:09 PM EDT

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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…

  2. Redskins have help wanted sign up at outside linebacker

    Mar 24, 2014, 11:15 AM EDT

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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…

  3. Redskins putting their eggs in the pass-rush basket

    Mar 18, 2014, 2:20 PM EDT

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    We are a week in to free agency and the Redskins’ two biggest signees will probably play a few yards apart from each other and will have the same primary responsibility much of the time. Before free agency started they retained right outside linebacker Brian Orakpo, who had 10 sacks in 2013, via using the…

  4. Cap could hit $160 million in 2016, Redskins will need it

    Mar 7, 2014, 11:55 AM EDT

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    It was just over a week ago that we heard that the NFL salary cap would be $133 million this year, somewhere in the vicinity of $140 million next year and $150 million in 2016. Well, those future numbers could be growing already. Mike Florio of our corporate cousins at Pro Football Talk said that…

  5. Need to Know: Redskins top five 2015 free agents

    Mar 7, 2014, 4:53 AM EDT

    Kerrigan-vs-Lions

    Here is what you need to know on this Friday, March 7, four days before the start of NFL free agency. Nickel coverage Yes, it’s only 2014 but the way the NFL salary cap works you have to look into the future when deciding who to sign and how much to pay them. You also…

  6. Another tag for Orakpo in 2015?

    Mar 6, 2014, 11:55 AM EDT

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    At some point in the next several months it is likely that Brian Orakpo will sign his franchise tag tender. Given that he and the Redskins were not close to an agreement on a long-term contract prior to the team using the tag, the chances are that he plays out the 2014 for the $11.455…

  7. Need to Know: Five ripple effects of the Orakpo tag

    Mar 5, 2014, 4:43 AM EDT

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    Here is what you need to know on this Wednesday, March 5, six days before the start of NFL free agency. Nickel coverage Nothing happens in a vacuum in the salary-capped environment of the NFL. Here are five ripple effects from the decision to tag Brian Orakpo: 1. Ryan Kerrigan safe for now—As noted yesterday,…

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

    Mar 4, 2014, 5:06 AM EDT

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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…

  9. Do the Redskins have any candidates for early contract extensions?

    Mar 2, 2014, 11:55 AM EDT

    Kerrigan-vs-Lions

    The Eagles have been quite busy the last few days signing players to new contracts. Two of those players, left tackle Jason Peters and center Jason Kelce, were not set to be free agents until next year. This is the way the Eagles and some other teams, notably the 49ers, have operated for a number…

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

    Feb 28, 2014, 2:21 PM EDT

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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…

  11. Need to Know: The Redskins top five in sacks in the last 20 years

    Feb 17, 2014, 5:11 AM EDT

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    Here is what you need to know on this Monday, February 17, two days before the start of the NFL Combine. Nickel coverage Our stroll through recent Redskins history takes us to the pass rushers today. Here are the team’s top five in sacks in the last 20 years (1994-2013). 1. Ken Harvey (1994-1998) 41.5…

  12. Haslett says he’ll turn Orkapo and Kerrigan loose

    Feb 15, 2014, 11:55 AM EDT

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    Redskins’ defensive coordinator Jim Haslett hit the radio this week and he promised to get more pass rush pressure out of outside linebackers Brian Orakpo and Ryan Kerrigan. Speaking on Inside the Locker Room on ESPN 980, (via John Keim of ESPN) he talked about the need for the Redskins to improve the pass rush.…

  13. Need to Know: The five most valuable Redskins in 2013

    Feb 12, 2014, 5:00 AM EDT

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    Here is what you need to know on this Wednesday, February 12, seven days before the NFL Combine. Nickel coverage Here are the top five (plus three) Redskins in terms of the Approximate Value metric used by, among other sites, http://www.Pro-Football-Reference.com. The site sums up AV as follows: “The Approximate Value (AV) method is an…

  14. Redskins salary cap analysis: How much for Orakpo, Riley?

    Feb 5, 2014, 11:55 AM EDT

    Riley-vs-Eagles

    As Jay Gruden continues the process of assembling the playbook, people in another part of the building at Redskins Park are looking forward to free agency and how best to utilize the approximately $28 million in cap space the Redskins have. Here we’ll take a position-by-position look at the cap situation and explore some of…

  15. Need to Know: Five Redskins cap bargains

    Jan 15, 2014, 4:35 AM EDT

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    Here is what you need to know on this Wednesday, January 15, 113 days from the NFL Draft. Nickel coverage We’re looking at the Redskins’ salary cap all week long here on Real Redskins. Here’s a look at five of the Redskins’ best cap values in 2014: 1. QB Robert Griffin III (2014 cap $5.76…

  16. Need to Know: Redskins expect the best out of Morgan, Davis

    Nov 22, 2013, 6:05 AM EDT

    Josh-Morgan-vs.-Packers

    Here is what you need to know on this Friday, November 22, three days before the Washington Redskins host the San Francisco 49ers. Nickel coverage Five items of interest from Redskins Park: 1. Many fans and some in the media tend to assume that if a player is benched or otherwise has his playing time…

  17. Open thread: Stopping Shady

    Nov 14, 2013, 9:00 AM EDT

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    Someone (sorry, I can’t dig through the comments and find out who) brought up the concept of an open thread, a place for you the readers to comment on whatever you think the topic of conversation should be. Since giving the readers what they want is a good way to get people to read your…

  18. Need to Know: Kerrigan says something has to change

    Nov 14, 2013, 5:42 AM EDT

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    Here is what you need to know on this Thursday, November 14, three days before the Washington Redskins play the Philadelphia Eagles. Nickel coverage Here are five items of interest from Redskins Park: 1. Ryan Kerrigan talked about the inability of the Redskins’ pass rush to get sacks and pressures when they have the lead…

  19. Need to Know: Five pivotal moments for the 2013 Redskins

    Nov 12, 2013, 5:26 AM EDT

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    Here is what you need to know on this Tuesday, November 12, five days before the Washington Redskins play the Philadelphia Eagles. Nickel coverage Here are five pivotal moments from the Redskins’ first nine games: 1. Alfred Morris fumbled on his first carry in the opener against the Eagles and Philly recovered. In all of…

  20. Redskins-Vikings: Five keys and a prediction

    Nov 7, 2013, 12:55 PM EDT

    Kerrigan-vs.-Raiders

    Here are five keys to the Washington Redskins-Minnesota Vikings game plus a prediction. 1. The Redskins are on the road playing against a 1-7 team in a building that can get very loud if the home team is doing well but can get very quiet if the Vikings are down. It would seem to be…

  21. Need to Know: RG3 under the microscope

    Oct 11, 2013, 5:05 AM EDT

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    RG3-vs.-Lions

    Here is what you need to know on this Friday, October 11, two days before the Washington Redskins visit the Dallas Cowboys on Sunday night. Nickel coverage Five items of interest from Redskins Park: 1. You normally don’t think of nose tackle Barry Cofield when you think of reasons why outside linebackers Brian Orakpo and…

  22. Need to Know: Is Cofield the best in the business?

    Oct 3, 2013, 5:31 AM EDT

    Cofield-vs-Raiders

    Here is what you need to know on this Thursday, October 3, 10 days before the Redskins visit the Cowboys on Sunday night. Nickel coverage A little something different during the bye since we’re lacking the usual newsy nuggets that go here—the top five most valuable Redskins so far this season. We’ll count them down…

  23. Need to Know: Amerson’s pick six Redskins’ defensive highlight

    Sep 30, 2013, 5:33 AM EDT

    Amerson-pick-six-vs-Raiders

    Here is what you need to know on this Monday, September 30, 13 days before the Redskins visit the Cowboys on Sunday night. Nickel coverage Five things to know about the Redskins defense yesterday: 1. Before we get too deep into this here, it must be noted that the Raiders’ offense isn’t one that will…

  24. Redskins struggling vs. quick passes

    Sep 26, 2013, 4:11 PM EDT

    Orakpo-vs.-TEN

    The last two games, the Redskins have been able to get to the opposing quarterback early. London Fletcher sacked the Lions’ Matthew Stafford on the very first snap from scrimmage last Sunday. In Green Bay a week before that Ryan Kerrigan got to Aaron Rodgers on two consecutive snaps to stop the Packers’ first drive…

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

    Sep 10, 2013, 7:26 AM EDT

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    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…

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