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Need to Know: Five questions–What’s next for the Redskins? | Rich Tandler's Real Redskins
Here is what you need to know on this Monday, December 29, 251 days before the opening Sunday of the 2014 NFL season. Nickel coverage According to multiple reports, Mike Shanahan will be fired this morning when he meets with Redskins owner Daniel Snyder.

Has Brian Orakpo played his final game with Redskins? | Comcast SportsNet Washington

London Fletcher: Time kind of flew by | Comcast SportsNet Washington
"This is it. 16 years, it’s been a long time, time kind of flew by," Fletcher said, reflecting on his streak. While the Redskins defensive captain wants to stay involved in football in some capacity, he also wants to enjoy his family and life away from the game in retirement. "My mind was always thinking of football," Fletcher said. "It’s hard to appreciate [the streak] while you’re involved in it."

10 Lessons Learned from the Mike Shanahan Era in DC |

A look at 10 things the team should hopefully have learned from the failures during the Mike Shanahan era in DC.

Kirk Cousins: I've shown a lot of what I can do | Comcast SportsNet Washington
"The elements were tough," he said. "It never let up. At one point later in the game I was shaking. There’s only so much you can do. The ball kept getting heavier and heavier as the game went on. My cleats were full of water. I felt like I was walking in puddles the whole game. So you had all those challenges to deal with; that’s part of the game."

Redskins players still support Mike Shanahan
"Yes, 100 percent. I want Coach back," wide receiver Pierre Garcon said. "We’re building something here. We’ve got great players on offense and defense. If we have a new coach, we have to start all over and try to rebuild again. We’re building something. We’ve done a great job for two years, and hopefully next year, we’ll be that much better."

Kyle Shanahan: RGIII can learn any system

Week 17: Washington Redskins vs. New York Giants highlights - NFL Videos
The Washington Redskins fall to 3-13 as their disappointing season ends in a 20-7 loss to the New York Giants.

Washington Redskins coaches expect to be fired -
Washington Redskins coach Mike Shanahan will meet with owner Dan Snyder early Monday morning to discuss Shanahan's future with the team. The coaching staff does not expect to be retained.

Fletcher Lasted Where Most Don’t -
On Sunday, London Fletcher, a Washington linebacker, will play in his 256th straight game, the third-longest streak in N.F.L. history for a player who was not a kicker.

Giants 20, Redskins 6: Ten observations - NFC East Blog - ESPN
1. If the Redskins asked me -- and for many, many years they have not -- I’d tell them to bump Bruce Allen to team president, hire a young gener

Washington Redskins' Kory Lichtensteiger: The vibe isn't good - ESPN
"Unfortunately the vibes aren’t good right now," Redskins left guard Kory Lichtensteiger said. "We don’t know, but everyone is saying [to Shanahan], ‘It’s been an honor; it’s been a pleasure," just in case. You don’t want to be caught not having said anything. So it’s just in case whatever happens. It has been a pleasure. I love this coaching staff. It’s a damn shame whenever something does change."

Mike Shanahan: 'You've got to win' - NFC East Blog - ESPN
"You've got to win," Shanahan said after the Redskins' eighth straight loss, a 20-6 defeat at the New York Giants. "We weren't able to do that. I'm responsible for that."

Urlacher: Fletcher 'Never Got His Due'
Washington Redskins LB London Fletcher enters what will likely be his final game, earning the respect of recently-retired peer Brian Urlacher, who says the Iron Man is underrated.

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Kirk Cousins' three-game audition doesn't yield too many favorable answers - Washington Times
It was a golden chance for Redskins quarterback Kirk Cousins, but his three-game audition as the starting quarterback simply raised more questions than it answered.

Redskins season ends with eight-game losing streak for first time since 1960 - Washington Times
One of the Washington Redskins' most miserable seasons in their 82 years mercifully ended Sunday at MetLife Stadium, where they lost to the New York Giants, 20-6.