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  1. Redskins practice report Day 9: Appreciating the fans

    Aug 2, 2014, 2:32 PM EDT

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    RICHMOND—It was Fan Appreciation Day for the Redskins and an announced crowd of 20,447 made its way in to the Bon Secours Washington Redskins Training Center on an overcast but dry Saturday. The team decided to put on a good show for them and showed up in full pads. Here are my observations from practice.…

  2. Need to Know: Redskins camp news and notes Day 6–More receptions for Morris?

    Jul 31, 2014, 5:23 AM EDT

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    RICHMOND—Here is what you need to know on this Thursday, July 31, seven days before the Redskins open the preseason against the Patriots. Nickel coverage News, notes, and quotes from Day 6 of Redskins training camp. —The 2011 CBA brought about training camp walkthroughs. Since moving training camp to Richmond, the Redskins have opened them…

  3. Redskins Practice report, Day 6: Some minor injury woes hit

    Jul 30, 2014, 1:24 PM EDT

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    RICHMOND—After an off day on Tuesday, the Redskins got back to work on a day with low, almost cool temperatures and sunny skies. —Pierre Garçon is on the field but it looks like he will be just a partial participant after suffering a slight hamstring strain. It seems to be one of those things where…

  4. Need to Know: On the lookout for changes as Redskins camp gets going

    Jul 23, 2014, 4:11 AM EDT

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    Here is what you need to know on this Wednesday, July 23, one day before the Redskins start training camp. Three and out —It will be interesting to see if there are any changes in the first-team lineup from what we saw in minicamp. Sometimes coaches evaluate what they’ve seen during minicamp and make some…

  5. Need to Know: Redskins roster battles looming a week before camp

    Jul 17, 2014, 4:55 AM EDT

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    Here is what you need to know on this Thursday, July 17, seven days before the Redskins start training camp. Three and out Here are a few roster thoughts a week from the start of Redskins training camp. —Before OTAs, I had Santana Moss on the wrong side of the roster bubble, figuring that a…

  6. Need to Know: Will there be a shakeup on the Redskins’ O-line?

    Jul 2, 2014, 5:00 AM EDT

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    Here is what you need to know on this Wednesday, July 2, 22 days before the Redskins start training camp. Three and out What are the chances that the Redskins line up in Houston on Sept. 7 with the same line that has been the first unit during OTAs and minicamp? Let’s take a look.…

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

    Jun 13, 2014, 4:53 AM EDT

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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…

  8. Need to Know: 5 offensive Redskins with a lot on the line in OTAs

    May 28, 2014, 5:42 AM EDT

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    Here is what you need to know on this Wednesday, May 28, 20 days before the start of minicamp. Nickel coverage (Still on vacation, enjoying some beautiful sunsets in the Outer Banks. But fresh content is back in your Need to Know. I still might be slow in approving first comments and responding.) Here are…

  9. Need to Know: 5 Redskins thoughts including O-line competition

    May 21, 2014, 5:16 AM EDT

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    Here is what you need to know on this Wednesday, May 21, six days before the start of OTAs. Nickel coverage With the draft and rookie minicamp in the rear view mirror and the start of OTAs almost a week away, here are five thoughts on the Redskins. —With the exception of Shawn Lauvao, who…

  10. Need to Know: 5 Redskins whose roster spots are in danger after the draft

    May 12, 2014, 5:14 AM EDT

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    Here is what you need to know on this Monday, May 12, four days before the Redskins’ hold their rookie minicamp. Nickel coverage Here are five Redskins who will be pushed for roster spots because of just completed NFL draft G Adam Gettis—I had Josh LeRibeus on the endangered list already after Mike McGlynn was…

  11. Draft chatter: An instant starter at tackle for the Redskins?

    May 3, 2014, 10:55 AM EDT

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    When it comes to trying to figure out where the Redskins are going to go with their top pick in the upcoming draft, NFL.com draft analyst Mike Mayock doesn’t seem to have a much better handle on it than many in the local media and even some fans. During a recent conference call with reporters,…

  12. Twitter questions: Any surprise veteran cuts coming?

    May 2, 2014, 11:55 AM EDT

    Chris-Chester

    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…

  13. Need to Know: Five key questions that will impact the Redskins’ draft

    Apr 17, 2014, 4:58 AM EDT

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    Here is what you need to know on this Thursday, April 17, 21 days before the NFL draft. Nickel coverage The draft does not happen in a vacuum. Future plans for veteran players impact draft day decisions. Here are the top five questions about their current team the Redskins need to answer before next month’s…

  14. Need to Know: RG3 among Redskins most talked about this week

    Mar 22, 2014, 5:52 AM EDT

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    Here is what you need to know on this Saturday, March 22, 16 days before the Redskins start their offseason workouts. Nickel coverage Here are the five most talked about Redskins this week: Robert Griffin III—His appearance here is noteworthy mostly because he hasn’t been talked about much this offseason. That, of course, is in…

  15. 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.…

  16. Will the Redskins’ O-Line get bigger?

    Feb 25, 2014, 11:25 AM EDT

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    Jay Gruden has not been a head coach for very long but he seems to be as good as any of them when it comes to answering questions without giving out much information. Last week at the NFL Combine he was asked about the offensive line a couple of times. Here is what he said…

  17. Need to Know: The five top performing Redskins of 2013

    Feb 18, 2014, 5:01 AM EDT

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    Here is what you need to know on this Tuesday, February 18, one day before the start of the NFL Combine. Nickel coverage The five top performing Redskins of 2013 per Pro Football Focus (offense, defense; I believe this is premium content): 1. LT Trent Williams 38.3 overall rating—He was pretty consistent throughout the year,…

  18. Salary cap review: Redskins have flexibility on offensive line

    Jan 20, 2014, 12:02 PM EDT

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    Salary cap review: Offensive line As Jay Gruden continues to assemble his coaching staff, 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…

  19. 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…

  20. Need to Know: Five Redskins who have exceeded expectations

    Nov 10, 2013, 6:50 AM EDT

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    Here is what you need to know on this Sunday, November 10, seven days before the Washington Redskins play the Philadelphia Eagles. Nickel coverage The Redskins will get back to work tomorrow to try to work their way from 3-6 back up to at least respectability if not a playoff berth. Here are five players…

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