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Daily Slop: Orakpo Knows big Personnel Changes Loom; Cousins Says he Thinks he’s Made Improvement

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Do the Redskins need a defensive overhaul? (VIDEO) | Comcast SportsNet Washington
With decisions to be made about whether to re-sign certain key defensive players, what will the Redskins do? CSN Insider Tarik El-Bashir discusses.

Redskins' Orakpo knows big personnel changes loom | Comcast SportsNet Washington
"Obviously, it’s going to be the last time we suit up [together] and hopefully we can go out with a bang," Orakpo said this week. "At least get the bad taste out of our mouth and finish the season somewhat on a positive note."

Why Dave Toub should be the Redskins next head coach |

A look at why the Redskins could be bold and name Dave Toub their next head coach.

After a difficult start, Redskins' Forbath aims to finish strong | Comcast SportsNet Washington

How Pierre Garcon set a Redskins receiving record
By Mark Bullock

Kirk Cousins says he thinks he’s made improvement
"I feel like I’ve improved," Cousins said after Tuesday’s practice at Redskins Park. "I’ve done some good things. I feel like there’s a lot I can take from it and be encouraged about going into the offseason. Obviously I want to still finish strong and show even more this week. But I think there’s a lot to be feeling positive about and there are other things to be hard on yourself and go back and learn from. I think I’m in a good spot right now. Obviously we would have liked those be wins. But we’re two points away from being 2-0 in this three-game stretch and hopefully we can get a win this week."

Brian Orakpo limited by strained right groin in practice - Washington Times
The outside linebacker was limited in practice after straining his groin muscle in the Redskins' loss to the Cowboys on Sunday, but he said it's too early in the week to determine whether he'll play in the team's finale against the Giants.

A Dallas Cowboys Fan Introduces The Concept Of Romotanking | Mr. Irrelevant, a D.C. Sports Blog by the Brothers Mottram

Santana Moss not ready to reflect on Redskins career - ESPN
ASHBURN, Va. -- He was here for three magical playoff runs and two horrendous finishes. He’s survived two coaching changes. He became an instant

The Redskins Blog | Will Compton Readies For New Role In NY

Mom is the driving force for Redskins running back Jawan Jamison - Washington Times
Redskins running back Jawan Jamison is driven by a desire to help his mother Shanda Barnes-Davis, who has been battling cancer.

Bill Cowher, Art Briles figure to top Redskins' wish list - Washington Times
The belief here is two names will rise above the rest and the next Skins coach will be one of them: current Baylor coach Briles and former Steelers coach Cowher. There are plenty of reasons to like both choices and plenty of reasons to be wary.

Fantasy Football: Surprises and Disappointments of Week 16 |

Redskins prepare for mass exodus from roster - Washington Times
Twenty-two players will be free agents following the season, including seven starters on defense. The Redskins should have approximately $25 million available under the salary cap when the new league year begins in March, and that amount should be enough to address many of their concerns.

New Tests for Brain Trauma Create Hope, and Skepticism -
Researchers at U.C.L.A. hope a new test will help them find degenerative brain disease among former football players who are still alive. But experts say claims of the tests' validity are premature.