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Redskins work out defensive backs, linebackers
Safeties Aaron Rouse and Jaiquawn Jarrett, cornerback Jerome Murphy and linebackers Kourtnei Brown and Ricky Elmore all worked out for Washington, which has struggled both in the pass coverage and pass rushing departments this season.

5 Things The Washington Redskins Need To Fix | Fanspeak Washington Redskins Blog
Look you can't completely get rid of penalties, but you have to minimize them as much as possible. Heading into week 10 the Redskins led the NFL with 75 accepted penalties. They've had 38 on offense, 27 on defense and 10 on special teams.

Bye week breakdown: Offense - Rich Tandler's Real Redskins
While there are many contributing factors to the decline, to be sure, the most obvious reason is the team’s sudden inability to finish drives. In fact, they’ve scored touchdowns on only two of their past eight trips inside the opponent’s 20, including back-to-back 1 for 3 efforts against Pittsburgh and Carolina. Penalties, mental miscues (such as dropped passes and missed blocks) and curious play calls are all to blame. Whatever the reason, the bottom line is when your defense yields 27.6 points per games, countering with field goals ain’t going to cut it.

Grading the Redskins at the bye: The defense - Rich Tandler's Real Redskins
There isn’t a whole lot positive to say about this group. They just keep on finding ways to fail. They have blown leads early in the fourth quarter and they have blown them in the last minute. Other times they have been cut up with surgical precision from the very beginning of the game.

Redskins' Playoff Hope Still Flickers | NBC4 Washington
When we put the numbers through this grinder, the Redskins come out with a 5 percent shot at a playoff spot at any seed. If this seems high to you, it probably is. During Shanahan’s defense of his postgame statement, he cited the fact that only three 3-6 teams went on to make the playoffs. But there are some good reasons why this year might be different. First, there are no NFC divisions with dual juggernauts this season. … Despite their losing record, the Redskins are not a bad team. … Five percent isn’t much, but it’s real. It’s too soon to give up on the playoffs, either realistically or as merely a matter of motivation.

Washington Redskins: At the Bye, Mike Shanahan is What They’ve Got by Diane Chesebrough | Sports Journey Broadcast Network
After every NFL football game, there’s a 10-minute "cooling off" period during which none of the media or public is allowed in the locker room (unless your name was Ed or Steve Sabol). That’s when all of the great post-game speeches have been taped, game balls are handed out or, in the case of a [...]

Gruden: RG3's speed, Shanny's offense a 'double-edged sword' | CSN Washington
The offense they're running in Washington is one that no one had seen before this season. It's an offense that you have to see and really take some time to prepare for. It's hard to emulate the speed that Robert Griffin plays with. So that's the double-edged sword: You're dealing with an offense that you've never seen before, and a quarterback that can really run.

Need to Know: Why is Hall's case still up in the air? - Rich Tandler's Real Redskins
Usually the league’s justice system works swiftly in such matters. We can only speculate as to why they won’t rule on the case yet. It would seem that there is something to Hall’s claim that the game official who was the target of his ire was dishing out some verbal abuse as well. Otherwise, we have a cut and dried case and Hall’s paycheck is anywhere from $25,000 to $50,000 lighter.

Who could be a cap casualty in 2013? - Rich Tandler's Real Redskins
London Fletcher—It’s hard to fathom the Redskins cutting the captain loose but, as they say, it’s a business. His 2013 salary is a whopping $5.5 million and, clearly, his productivity is in decline. The Redskins could decide to move on from Fletcher, who will be 38 before next season starts, and make Keenan Robinson the starter. There would be $1.75 million of dead cap if they released him before June 1, leaving net cap savings of $3.75 million.

RG3 meeting — and exceeding — expectations through first 9 games - Washington Times
"He makes a lot of great plays. In hindsight, he is still a rookie," left tackle Trent Williams said. "He’s only 22 years old, so he’s not going to be perfect and no one’s perfect. Aaron Rodgers, the MVP of the league, is not perfect. But he makes key plays, and he keeps us in the game."

Can they get what they need? - The Washington Post
A closer look at the Redskins’ most pressing roster needs and how easy it will be to address them.