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Daily Slop: Jordan Reed Named to PFWA All-Rookie Team; Earnest Byner Expected to Interview for Redskins RB Coaching Position

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Need to Know: Five Redskins cap bargains | Rich Tandler's Real Redskins
Here is what you need to know on this Wednesday, January 15, 113 days from the NFL Draft. Nickel coverage We’re looking at the Redskins’ salary cap all week long here on Real Redskins. Here’s a look at five of the Redskins’ best cap values in 2014: 1.

Should Redskins Target a Returner in Free Agency? -

There is little doubt that the Redskins return game last year needs a complete overhaul after averaging 6.4 yards per punt return (28th in the league) and 20 yards per kick return (tied for worst in the league). The question is what do the Redskins do to fix it?

Redskins Jordan Reed named to PFWA all-rookie team | Comcast SportsNet Washington

Reports: Redskins hire Brian Baker as OLB coach | Comcast SportsNet Washington
On Tuesday, Gruden hired Brian Baker to serve as the Redskins’ new outside linebackers coach, according to multiple reports. Baker held the same title last season in Cleveland.

Redskins finish 19th in local television ratings
This season, for example, the Redskins finished 19th in local television ratings, according to SportsBusiness Daily’s Austin Karp. That’s behind NFC East rivals like the Cowboys and Eagles, behind region rivals like the Ravens and the Steelers, but ahead of similar hubs of young transplants like San Francisco and New York. (The Redskins averaged a 26.6 household rating in this market; the heavyweights like the Saints, Broncos, Packers and Chiefs all had average household ratings of well above 40.0.)

Redskins players pursuing master’s degrees in the offseason

LaVar Arrington has harsh words for Martellus Bennett over RGIII comments
"Martellus Bennet is lame," began Arrington. "Anyone who nicknames himself ‘the Black Unicorn’ is lame. That’s lame. He’s a dude that’s looking for attention. Why are you the Black Unicorn? We wanna know. Help me understand, ’cause to me, that’s lame. You big, tall dude. You have nudie pictures circulating around the Internet, sir. What are you chiming in on what an upstanding citizen has to say to a fan in a respectful manner? That’s you. I remember the picture. I remember you. Yup, you were still in Dallas. I remember. Please, you posted naked pictures of your junk online, or you done got caught. Whatever it is you done with it. Somebody put it online. I know he sent it out there in cyber space. I just don’t think that people like Martellus Bennett need to be the moral police of Robert Griffin III."

Paul Guenther, Bengals linebackers coach, is possible candidate for Redskins’ staff
One person with knowledge of the situation said Tuesday that Guenther would stay in Cincinnati and replace Zimmer as the Bengals’ defensive coordinator if Zimmer leaves for a head coaching job. Zimmer reportedly had a second interview Tuesday for the Minnesota Vikings’ head coaching vacancy. That person said Guenther would be in line to join the Redskins’ coaching staff if Zimmer stays in Cincinnati. The person described Guenther as a potential defensive coordinator for the Redskins.

Earnest Byner expected to interview for Redskins’ RB coaching position
Byner himself said that he couldn’t speak on the matter. When reached for comment, he laughed, but said that he couldn’t address his status. He did say that he "would love to come back," but added that he had no further comment.

Sean McVay Will be the new Redskins Offensive Coordinator

NY Jets special teams coach Ben Kotwica interviews with Redskins: source  - NY Daily News
The Daily News has learned that Jets special teams coach Ben Kotwica interviewed with the Redskins Tuesday to be a part of Jay Gruden’s staff. Kotwica is one of at least a half dozen Jets’ assistants who are not under contract for the 2014 season.

The Redskins Blog | Rick ‘Doc’ Walker On Jay Gruden: ‘We’re Talking About A Football Junkie’

The Redskins Blog | Pierre Garçon On Robert Griffin III and What Makes Peyton Manning Great

HARRIS: Where will Jay Gruden fall on Redskins' Gibbs-Turner scale? - Washington Times
The best guess is he'll be much closer to Joe Gibbs than Norv Turner. Asking anybody to match what Gibbs did the first time is unfair. But there's a small reason to believe he may be pretty good, a somewhat crazy reason but, hey, it is my crazy and I'll stick to it.

Judge questions whether $765 NFL concussions settlement is enough
"I am primarily concerned that not all retired NFL football players who ultimately receive a qualifying diagnosis or their related claimants will be paid," Brody wrote.

Diversity group praises NFL teams for improved consideration to minority candidates

West Team Practice Notes for Day 2 of Shrine Game Practice -