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Daily Slop: Barry Cofield return could Nudge Redskins Defense in Right Direction; Leonard Hankerson is Back, but how Will he be Used?

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Washington Redskins wake-up call - ESPN
Three areas of interest Friday for Washington Redskins

Washington Redskins want, and need, more turnovers - ESPN
The best way for the Washington Redskins to turn their season around involves an area that has been difficult for them to master.

Barry Cofield return could nudge Redskins' defense in right direction - Washington Times
His presence could have a widespread impact in the second half of the season, whether he's occupying gaps to free up linebackers against the run or creating an additional pass-rush to aid the secondary.

Leonard Hankerson is back, but how will he be used? | Comcast SportsNet Washington
So where does Hankerson fit in? Jay Gruden said they’re still figuring that out. "We typically have dressed five receivers," said the Redskins first-year head coach. "It could be four, it could be six. Right now it’s up in the air as far as who we’re going to dress for this game. Aldrick hasn’t dressed the last couple, Santana has because he’s been our No. 2 punt returner also and he backs up Andre in the slot. That could change this week. I don’t know yet. We haven’t decided."

Three things I learned about the Tampa Bay Buccaneers - ESPN
Here are some things John Keim learned about Tampa Bay after watching film, talking to players and coaches and doing a little research.

Need to Know: Redskins’ past good luck on fumbles is turning bad | Rich Tandler's Real Redskins
Here is what you need to know on this Friday, November 14, two days before the Washington Redskins host the Tampa Bay Buccaneers at FedEx Field. Five Redskins thoughts and observations —Turnovers are the talk of Redskins Park this week.

Redskins' Gruden defends practicing in bubble | Comcast SportsNet Washington

Washington Redskins vs. Tampa Bay Buccaneers: 5 Questions - Washington Times
Can RG3 take advantage of weak opposition? Will the secondary be able to handle the Bucs' big receivers?

Redskins can't overlook the Buccaneers - Fanspeak Washington Redskins Blog

D.C. Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton Introduces Bill to Strip tax Exemption From Redskins

Washington Redskins notes: Jim Haslett on Vikings, blitzes - ESPN

Haslett blamed the ineffectiveness on several plays. Plus, an updated injury report.

The Redskins Blog | Trent Williams, Gerald McCoy: Former Teammates Who Remain Close Friends

Frustration Continues with the Redskins PR Staff |

Darryl Grant: "We Got The Job Done"

Check out this interview clip where Redskins Chronicles Host Larry Michael sits down with former Redskins Defensive Tackle Darryl Grant to discuss his famous touchdown against the Cowboys in the Superbowl Game, what it was like to experience the game, and how well the team played in that game.