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Need to Know: Amerson on track to play vs. Bears | Rich Tandler's Real Redskins
Here is what you need to know on this Friday, October 18, two days before the Washington Redskins play the Chicago Bears at FedEx Field. Nickel coverage Five things from Redskins Park 1.

Why You Can't Blame Jim Haslett for All the Defensive Woes |

A look at why the defense has struggled so much under Jim Haslett and the root cause of their problems.

Jamie Dukes: Pierre Garçon Is Not a No. 1 Wide Receiver " CBS DC
You may have thought Pierre Garçon was the Redskins' No.1 receiver, but he's not, according to Jamie Dukes of the NFL Network. In an interview with the Junkies Thursday, Dukes rejected the idea that Garçon has done anything in his career that merits being labeled a top-flight receiver in the NFL.

Cowboys LB fined for blindside hit on Amerson | Comcast SportsNet Washington
The hit that sidelined Redskins cornerback David Amerson last week against Dallas proved to be dirty, at least that's what a $21,000 fine suggests.

Redskins' Haslett wants more takeaways | Comcast SportsNet Washington
"Our goal was to get three turnovers last week and we got one, said Haslett. "Turnovers are obviously a big thing because when you get a turnover, you take possession away from the offense. We’ve got to increase that volume, especially in the fumble area."

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Haslett praises D-Hall, seeks more consistency | Comcast SportsNet Washington

Cooley’s sources say Mike Shanahan is staying
"Let me also give you guys this: The $7 million that Mike Shanahan makes next year is guaranteed," Cooley said, between calls on the topic. "It’s a guaranteed salary. He’s getting paid that money regardless. And just for fun, I did a brief, off-the-cuff, off-the-record question to about 10 people around the Park. Everyone believes that he’s here next year. No matter what. They believe in the choices he’s made, in the way this organization has went in terms of young talent that cares about being a part of the Washington Redskins. They like the direction this team’s headed, even if it’s not THIS VERY YEAR. They believe in his ability to build this team and this program over a period of time.

Redskins decline to make Keith Burns available to media

Trent Williams gearing up for tall task of stopping Julius Peppers
A 12th-year veteran, the 6-foot-7, 287-pound Peppers has recorded 10 or more sacks in eight of the past 11 seasons. This season, he has only one sack in six games. But Williams said that doesn’t mean there has been a drop-off in Peppers’s game. "I don’t see a difference," Williams said. "He’s still a disruption in the backfield. Maybe production goes down, but that’s because everyone keys on him and you can’t sneak up on anybody."

Redskins Special Teams are Anything but "Special" |

Redskins special teams veterans on what's gone wrong and why - Washington Times
Troubled unit meshing new coaching philosophy, younger players

Preview: Chicago Bears vs. Washington Redskins - NFL Videos
NFL Films previews the Week 7 matchup between the Chicago Bears and the Washington Redskins.

Quick Takes: Robert Griffin III's passing issues - ESPN
A quick look inside Robert Griffin III's passing this season: • Griffin continues to struggle on downfield throws, especially when compared to

Matt Forte To Present Challenge In Run Game | Redskins Journal

Haslett’s defense prepares for an improved Jay Cutler

The Redskins Blog | Throwback Thursday: Green Touchdown

Is This A Team That Feeds Off Adversity?
Washington Redskins QB Robert Griffin III suggested as much in his Wednesday press conference, saying the team's disappointing start hasn't dampened expectations or confidence.

Jordan Reed emerging as prime target in Redskins' offense - Washington Times
The key now? Making plays when opposing defenses have a better feel for what he can do. Make no mistake — the Chicago Bears, this week's opponent on Sunday at FedEx Field, will have a much better idea of what Reed can do.

Washington Redskins vs. Chicago Bears: 5 Questions - Washington Times
Special teams and the secondary are in question once again for Washington as the Bears roll into FedEx Field to take on the Redskins in Week 7.

Cap Ramifications of Releasing Jay Ratliff - Over the Cap
Dallas Cowboys have released Jay Ratliff from his contract. We look at the salary cap consequences of the move

Fantasy Football Player Rankings After Week 6 |