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  1. Need to Know: Rebuilt D-line could be on the way for the Redskins

    Dec 6, 2014, 6:24 AM EST

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    Here is what you need to know on this Saturday, December 6, one day before the Washington Redskins play the St. Louis Rams at FedEx Field. Nickel coverage—Is the D-line a top priority this offseason? —While you hear a lot about needs on the offensive line, the defensive line could be a greater area of…

  2. Need to Know: If not RG3 behind center for the Redskins in 2015, then who?

    Nov 7, 2014, 4:58 AM EST

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    Here is what you need to know on this Friday, November 7, nine days before the Washington Redskins host the Tampa Bay Buccaneers at FedEx Field. Five thoughts on the 2015 Redskins I’ve been looking what’s going on with 2015 Redskins free agents and next year’s salary cap. Here are some thoughts on other aspects…

  3. Need to Know: Five final Redskins-Titans thoughts

    Oct 19, 2014, 6:14 AM EST

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    Here is what you need to know on this Sunday, October 19, eight days before the Washington Redskins travel to Dallas to play the Cowboys on Monday night football. Five final thoughts on Redskins-Titans —There has been some talk this week about Colt McCoy at quarterback and it’s not all a media creation. Jay Gruden…

  4. Need to Know: Redskins’ Bowen could return from injury on Sunday

    Oct 18, 2014, 5:59 AM EST

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    Here is what you need to know on this Saturday, October 18, one day before the Washington Redskins play the Tennessee Titans at FedEx Field. This morning’s six  pack of Redskins news, notes, and observations —It’s good news that CB David Amerson was a full practice participant on Friday. Although he still has to be…

  5. Need to Know: Redskins’ Gruden says no to McCoy for Cousins

    Oct 14, 2014, 4:50 AM EST

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    Here is what you need to know on this Tuesday, October 14, five days before the Washington Redskins play the Tennessee Titans at FedEx Field. Notes and quotes from Jay Gruden’s Monday press conference Injury update —CB David Amerson will undergo concussion testing today. The results of that will determine his practice status on Wednesday…

  6. Redskins’ PUP list decision window opens next week

    Oct 10, 2014, 12:00 PM EST

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    The Redskins can make a decision on the status of the two players they have on the physically unable to perform list on Monday but they don’t have to do it right away. Defensive end Stephen Bowen and wide receiver Leonard Hankerson started the season on PUP. Bowen had microfracture surgery on his knee last…

  7. Need to Know: Five things to watch at Redskins Park including a Plan B for Meriweather

    Aug 25, 2014, 5:05 AM EST

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    Here is what you need to know on this Monday, August 23, three days before the Redskins wrap up the preseason against the Bucs. Nickel coverage Here are five things I’ll be watching this week at Redskins Park and in Thursday’s preseason finale against the Bucs: —Clarity at running back—The Redskins had four players who…

  8. What are the Redskins’ options for creating more cap space?

    Aug 13, 2014, 11:55 AM EST

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    The Redskins don’t have any breathing room under the NFL salary cap and Bruce Allen said that the team needs to create some. Allen confirmed that the team has around $2 million in cap space remaining and that’s not enough. “Obviously we’re going to have some injuries during the year that will eat that up,”…

  9. Need to Know: Notes from Redskins camp –Gruden is looking for a physical mindset

    Aug 10, 2014, 5:14 AM EST

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    RICHMOND—Here is what you need to know on this Sunday, August 10, eight days before the Redskins host the Browns on preseason Monday night football. Nickel coverage —I tweeted yesterday that it didn’t look like there was a specific timetable for the returns of Stephen Bowen and Leonard Hankerson from the PUP list. I was…

  10. Need to Know: Redskins PUP list decisions still up in the air

    Jul 22, 2014, 5:06 AM EST

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    Here is what you need to know on this Tuesday, July 22, two days before the Redskins start training camp. Three and out —Jay Gruden said during minicamp that he planned to spend a lot of the time in between the end of the offseason program and training camp planning out the time in Richmond.…

  11. Need to Know: Redskins’ Kerrigan wants to step up his game

    Jul 12, 2014, 5:41 AM EST

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    Here is what you need to know on this Saturday, July 12, 12 days before the Redskins start training camp. Three and out Let’s look at a few more storylines as the Redskins get ready to report to Richmond. —The Stephen Bowen situation will be interesting to follow. He may or may not be ready…

  12. Fan questions: Will the 2014 Redskins be pass happy?

    Jun 25, 2014, 11:55 AM EST

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    I got a ton of good questions on both Twitter and on the Real Redskins Facebook page so we’re going to do a two-part post here. If you don’t see your question answered here, check back tomorrow. Let’s get rolling. @Rich_TandlerCSN @Snide_Remarks think the Skins will be a pass 1st offense this year? Avg 35+…

  13. Need to Know: 5 reasons the Redskins could struggle in 2014

    Jun 23, 2014, 5:01 AM EST

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    Here is what you need to know on this Monday, June 23, 31 days before the Redskins start training camp. Nickel coverage Yesterday we looked at five reasons for the Redskins to be optimistic about the 2014 season. Today it’s the other side of the coin, five reasons the team could struggle this season. —The…

  14. Need to Know: 5 Redskins notes as they report for minicamp

    Jun 16, 2014, 4:49 AM EST

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    Here is what you need to know on this Monday, June 16, one day before the start of Redskins minicamp. Nickel coverage Here are five things you need to know about the Redskins as they prepare for minicamp and the final week of their offseason program. —Today is reporting day for minicamp and practices start…

  15. Need to Know: 5 ‘on the bubble’ Redskins whose jobs are safe

    Jun 13, 2014, 4:53 AM EST

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    Here is what you need to know on this Friday, June 13, four days before the start of Redskins minicamp. Nickel coverage Here are five Redskins who many fans think are in danger of not making the 53-man roster whose jobs are, in reality, safe. Niles Paul—Many complain because he doesn’t produce much as a…

  16. More fan Twitter questions: Trent Murphy, improvements on D, 10 wins for the Redskins?

    May 22, 2014, 11:55 AM EST

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    In case you missed it, we got so many good questions we split the Twitter mailbag into two parts. Here is Part 1 from yesterday; let’s get rolling right here with Part 2: @Rich_TandlerCSN #RedskinsTalk Is Moses’ handling of Murphy in minicamp more good or bad? — L. Allen (@L_Allen_) May 20, 2014 You need…

  17. Twitter questions: Any surprise veteran cuts coming?

    May 2, 2014, 11:55 AM EST

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    A good mix of draft and non-draft questions today, let’s jump right into it. @Rich_TandlerCSN how do you think the secondary will hold up if we have a better pass rush #RedskinsTalk — Hol Dat Noise (@_CountUpMOB) May 1, 2014 Pass defense starts with pass pressure. If the front seven can consistently get pressure rushing…

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

    Apr 3, 2014, 4:39 AM EST

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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…

  19. Releases, restructures may follow Jackson contract with Redskins

    Apr 2, 2014, 9:38 AM EST

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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…

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

    Apr 2, 2014, 3:32 AM EST

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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.…

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

    Mar 28, 2014, 5:10 AM EST

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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…

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

    Mar 6, 2014, 4:55 AM EST

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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.…

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

    Feb 10, 2014, 5:05 AM EST

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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…

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

    Jan 28, 2014, 11:55 AM EST

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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…

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

    Jan 27, 2014, 11:55 AM EST

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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…

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