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A look at the top Redskins stories on the web


Should Orakpo be paid like an ‘elite’ pass rusher? | Rich Tandler's Real Redskins

If the Redskins want to keep pending free agent linebacker Brian Orakpo around they are going to have to either negotiate a contract with him or hit him with the franchise tag. We know that the franchise tag will cost right around $10.9 million for the 2014 season.

Why the Redskins might trade up to the first round | Comcast SportsNet Washington
If you go by the draft pick value chart, it would take a fifth-round pick to move from the 34th pick to the 31st (Broncos) or 32nd (Seahawks). Although the Redskins could get some value out of the fifth-rounder, perhaps it might be worth more to have their top draft pick under team control for an extra season.

Redskins’ Kirk Cousins on the difference between 3-13 and 13-3
"It is kind of perplexing when you look at the start of the season, how high the expectations were coming off a great year in 2012, and it didn’t go the way we wanted it to," said Cousins, who was appearing on the "SiriusXM Blitz." "But you know, it’s the NFL. When you look at week to week, the margin for error is so small. And you take one, two plays, that makes a difference in almost every game. So the difference between going 3-13 and 13-3, it isn’t that much. And we won a lot of close games down the stretch in 2012 to get into the playoffs, and we lost a lot of close games in 2013 that kept us away from getting into the playoffs. So I think it’s those inches that make the difference, and we’ve got to find ways to get those inches to fall our way in the next upcoming season."

Redskins 2014 Salary Cap Situation Heading Into Free Agency | Fanspeak Washington Redskins Blog
A breakdown of the Redskins 2014 salary cap situation as they prepare for free agency.

Offseason question: Should the Redskins move on from Josh Morgan?

Free agent defensive linemen: A name, value and sleeper Redskins could target

Performance clause more than doubles Roy Helu's salary - Washington Times
Helu, the Redskins' leading rusher as a rookie in 2011, played a significant role for the team last season and, as a result, his base salary for 2014 will double.

Former GM Jerry Angelo not high on Redskins QB RG III - ESPN
Former Chicago Bears general manager Jerry Angelo echoed what others have said about Robert Griffin III this past season: he wasn’t good enough

Strength of schedule: Washington Redskins - NFC East Blog - ESPN
The Redskins will be helped by their schedule in 2014. The problem is, their NFC East opponents will be helped even more. When it comes to strength o

Pierre Garçon: Offense Will Rally With Gruden
The numbers don't lie in regards to the Washington Redskins offense. In the last two seasons, the team has had success, but needs Jay Gruden's touch to finish the job.

Baker Focused On 'Crashing' Quarterbacks
Even with OLB Brian Orakpo scheduled to hit free agency, the Washington Redskins have addressed the position by adding Coach Brian Baker, brought in to augment the attack on opposing quarterbacks.

Need to Know: The Redskins top five in interceptions in the last 20 years | Rich Tandler's Real Redskins
Here is what you need to know on this Thursday, February 13, six days before the NFL Combine. Nickel coverage Here are the Redskins five (plus three) interception leaders of the last 20 years (1994-2013). 1.

It’ll be a buyer’s market for free-agent receivers | ProFootballTalk
The full list appears below. The most intriguing 10 names to watch are Anquan Boldin, Riley Cooper, Eric Decker, Julian Edelman, Jacoby Jones, Jeremy Maclin, Dexter McCluster, Hakeem Nicks, Emmanuel Sanders, and Golden Tate.

Redskins Salary Cap Series: Potential 2014 Cuts |

-A look at what players the Redskins should cut and how much money they will save.

Redrawing a Line That Is Sometimes Crossed -
Volatile interactions in recent weeks suggest that the longstanding covenant between fans and players needs revision before a gay player like Michael Sam hits the field in the N.F.L.

Browns C.E.O. and G.M. Leaving Team in Stunning Shakeup -
The Browns fired their coach after one season. Now they're sweeping out their front office.

Redskins Cap Series: How the Rule of 51 creates Additional Cap Flexibility |

A look at how the Redskins will easily be able to create millions of extra dollars in cap room.