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Reports: Wade Phillips to interview for Redskins' DC job | Comcast SportsNet Washington
Wade Phillips, the longtime NFL head coach and assistant, will interview for the Redskins’ vacant defensive coordinator position next week, according to reports.

Need to Know: How much can A. J. Smith help the Redskins? | Rich Tandler's Real Redskins
How much can A. J. Smith help the Redskins? It depends on how much authority he’s given in his "enhanced" role". If he’s not given any he can’t do any more in a new role at Redskins Park than he does now from his home in Del mar, California. Without power he’ll just be trading his home in the Pacific coast town of Del Mar for one in Ashburn and a bigger paycheck.

Key dates for the Redskins in 2015 | Comcast SportsNet Washington
With the Redskins’ season now over, it’s time to look ahead to the important dates leading up to start of the 2015 season. And with a first round draft pick for the first time since 2012 and about $20 million in cap space, it could be an interesting few months.

Redskins draft prospect watch: Gator linebacker could be a perfect fit | Comcast SportsNet Washington
Players to watch: With the Redskins needing help along their defensive front seven, Florida linebacker Dante Fowler Jr. could fit the bill -- especially if Washington continues to run the same defensive front in 2015. The 6-2, 261 pound Fowler was a utility man in Will Muschamp's defense in 2014, lining up at outside linebacker, defensive end and even inside at the tackle spot on occasion.

Will Cardinals NT Dan Williams be a Redskins free agent target? | Comcast SportsNet Washington
The Redskins approach free agency with a fairly healthy amount of money to spend. They will be scouting the NFL playoffs this year in an effort to be participating in them on the playing side of things in the future. Here are players they may have an eye on in today’s game:

Kelly wins Eagles power struggle--now what? | Comcast SportsNet Washington
The Philadelphia Eagles have settled a power struggle between head coach Chip Kelly and former general manager Howie Roseman and Kelly was the clear winner. However, the peace may be uneasy and we will see if the two can coexist in a state of brotherly love and if the franchise can continue to be successful on the field.

Washington Redskins mailbag: Part 2 - Washington Redskins Blog - ESPN
Do you think Snyder is inclined to hire a football minded assistant GM to help Bruce Allen out? Keim: This question sort of incorporates one that many asked. It now looks like there will be an increased role for A.J. Smith, if he wants it (as it sounds like he does). Smith was around a lot more in the final month of the season and if nothing else is a legitimate general manager. Doug Williams was added last offseason so he'll have a say, too. Maybe this will be the right formula.

Thoughts on possible A.J. Smith promotion with Redskins - ESPN

The deal isn’t done, but it certainly appears headed that way. A.J. Smith and the Redskins will meet on Jan. 11 to discuss a larger role in the football operations. For the Redskins, it’s a start. And it would give them another executive in a full-time role, one who has a history of success – and failure – in that job.

NFL Wild Card Weekend game picks: Home teams rule Round 1 -

Ndamukong Suh and the Detroit Lions' imposing front will aim to pressure Tony Romo, but the Dallas Cowboys boast the NFL's best O-line. Who'll prevail? Elliot Harrison forecasts Wild Card Weekend.

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