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  1. Need to Know: The five most important Jackson storylines

    Apr 3, 2014, 4:39 AM EDT

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    Here is what you need to know on this Thursday, April 3, four days before the Redskins start their offseason workouts. Nickel coverage Here are yesterday’s five most important DeSean Jackson story lines: Jackson signs for 3 years, $24 million with $16 million guaranteed—There are some details that need to be sorted through but the…

  2. Releases, restructures may follow Jackson contract with Redskins

    Apr 2, 2014, 9:38 AM EDT

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    Now that we know that the top-line numbers on DeSean Jackson’s contract we know that they are going to have some work to do on their salary cap. When I posted about how the Redskins might structure a Jackson contract a few days ago, I looked to the six-year, $54 million deal that Jairus Byrd…

  3. Need to Know: Which Redskins will be most affected by Jackson signing?

    Apr 2, 2014, 3:32 AM EDT

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    Here is what you need to know on this Wednesday, April 2, five days before the Redskins start their offseason workouts. Nickel coverage Which current Redskins would be most affected by the Redskins landing DeSean Jackson? Here’s a look at five who will either benefit or be negatively affected by Jackson in burgundy and gold.…

  4. Need to Know: The Redskins’ five biggest weekly paychecks

    Mar 28, 2014, 5:10 AM EDT

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    Here is what you need to know on this Friday, March 28, 10 days before the Redskins start their offseason workouts. Nickel coverage Yesterday I tweeted out what Brian Orakpo’s weekly paycheck will look like now that he has signed his franchise tender. That drew some interest so let’s take a look at the top…

  5. Need to Know: Five Redskins who could be cap casualties

    Mar 6, 2014, 4:55 AM EDT

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    Here is what you need to know on this Thursday, March 6, five days before the start of NFL free agency. Nickel coverage The Redskins made some moves to clear some salary cap money on Tuesday. They may not be done. Here are five more players they could release to clear more salary cap space.…

  6. Need to Know: The Redskins’ five biggest salary cap hits

    Feb 10, 2014, 5:05 AM EDT

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    Here is what you need to know on this Monday, February 10, nine days before the NFL Combine. Nickel coverage The players who have the Redskins’ top five salary cap numbers: 1. LT Trent Williams, $10.98 million—He was among the last high draft picks under the old system where early draft picks got six-year contracts…

  7. Redskins’ 2014 defense could have a very familiar look

    Jan 28, 2014, 11:55 AM EDT

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    Jim Haslett recently talked about some pending free agents on defense that he would like to retain. He named linebackers Brian Orakpo and Perry Riley, lineman Chris Baker, and cornerback DeAngelo Hall. Yesterday here we looked at the salary cap numbers on the defensive line. It is possible that their contracts will tie both Stephen…

  8. Salary cap analysis: Cap casualties coming on Redskins D-line?

    Jan 27, 2014, 11:55 AM EDT

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    Salary cap review: Defensive line 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…

  9. Need to Know: Five possible Redskins cap casualties

    Jan 3, 2014, 5:51 AM EDT

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    Here is what you need to know on this Friday, January 3, 67 days before the start of free agency. Nickel coverage It’s a fact of life that players get cut during the offseason in order for a team to create more cap space. The presence of a new coaching staff can make for even…

  10. Need to Know: Five Redskins who need to step up

    Nov 11, 2013, 5:27 AM EDT

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    Here is what you need to know on this Monday, November 11, six days before the Washington Redskins play the Philadelphia Eagles. Nickel coverage Yesterday, we looked at five Redskins who have exceeded expectations in the 2013 season. Today, it’s five who need to step up if the Redskins are going to make something of…

  11. Need to Know: Why doesn’t Aldrick play more?

    Oct 22, 2013, 5:54 AM EDT

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    Here is what you need to know on this Tuesday, October 22, five days before the Washington Redskins travel to Denver to play the Broncos. Nickel coverage Five notes and quotes from Mike Shanahan’s Monday news conference: 1. Shanahan’s press conference took place a few hours before the NFL announced that Brandon Meriweather would be…

  12. Need to Know: Who needs to step up?

    Oct 4, 2013, 5:31 AM EDT

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    Here is what you need to know on this Friday, October 4, nine days before the Redskins visit the Cowboys on Sunday night. Nickel coverage Since the Redskins news, the staple for this space, has crawled to a stop we’re doing something a little different here. Yesterday we looked at the five most valuable Redskins.…

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

    Sep 8, 2013, 6:45 AM EDT

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    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. 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…

  15. 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…

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