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Week 5 bye...Too soon or just right? | Comcast SportsNet Washington
Linebacker Brian Orakpo told reporters after Sunday’s 24-14 victory in Oakland, "I hate early byes" and it came "way too early." For one, he said, taking a break now halts the momentum the team gained by picking up its first victory of the season.

Need to Know: Is Cofield the best in the business? | Rich Tandler's Real Redskins
Here is what you need to know on this Thursday, October 3, 10 days before the Redskins visit the Cowboys on Sunday night. Nickel coverage A little something different during the bye since we’re lacking the usual newsy nuggets that go here—the top five most valuable Redskins so far this sea...

Impact of Cuts and Voided Contacts on Redskins 2014 Cap |

A look at how a variety of cuts and voided contracts impact the Redskins 2014 cap, as well as a positional breakdown to see where the Redskins are going to have to spend money.

Did the no-huddle save the Redskins’ season? | Rich Tandler's Real Redskins
With an 0-4 record staring them in the Washington Redskins in the face, Kyle Shanahan decided it was time to try something different. The 0-3 Redskins trailed the Raiders 14-0 late in the first quarter. At that point the offense had mustered just one first down in three possessions.

Redskins Film Review: What Happened on the Blocked Punt?

Do the Redskins want a ‘Burgundy Hole?’

Redskins had been waiting all season for right time to use no-huddle offense
"It’s something that we’ve had in since training camp," Shanahan said Tuesday at Redskins Park. "So it’s been something we’ve talked each week that there’s a possibility we could go to it. We knew that we wanted to. We were struggling a little bit at the beginning, just not converting those third downs and staying on the field, and we thought it was a good time to try it. … We thought it could work versus their defense and the stuff that we were doing, we just hadn’t been getting in a rhythm. We thought we’d change stuff up, help our players out a little bit. And we feel like it did."

Are there any trades in the Redskins’ future?

Coaches using Redskins’ bye week to evaluate ‘everything we do’
"We evaluate everything we do…. We take a look at what we do defensively, offensively [and on] special teams," Coach Mike Shanahan said Tuesday. "We’ll look at the personnel. It’s still pretty early in the season. A lot of guys are in new positions, more on special teams than offense or defense. You know, [it’s] your typical preparation during bye week."

Logan Paulsen’s knee is sprained, could miss a week or more

Players on the Chopping Block for 2014 To Help the Cap |

A look at what players the Redskins could look to cut next  year to save money against the salary cap.

Notes & Observations: Redskins 24, Raiders 14 | Redskins Journal

Raheem Morris Pleased With David Amerson’s Progress | Redskins Journal

5 Things the Redskins need to Fix During the Bye |

Coaches Not Surprised By Hankerson's Start
Washington Redskins WR Leonard Hankerson has begun his all-important third year in the NFL with his best start yet--but don't expect his coaching staff to be surprised.

Redskins' special teams have plenty of room for improvement - Washington Times
That unit is expected to act like clockwork. Hit field goals and extra-point attempts, don't turn the ball over, provide the occasional big play and make sure the opponent doesn't. It's a pretty simple formula, but so far the Washington Redskins have struggled to execute it.

RGIII at Chipotle in Williamsburg

New book reveals the moment the NFL could no longer ignore concussion science - ESPN The Magazine - ESPN
In ESPN The Magazine, an excerpt from League of Denial reveals the moment the NFL realized it could no longer ignore the concussion science it had spent years trying to dismiss