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Daily Slop: Redskins' changes to lineup have boosted playoff run; Victory Over Bears Shows Kirk Cousins' Growth

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With A Need, Alex Smith Filling Blocking Role
While the Redskins already have Jordan Reed -- an elite pass catcher -- and youngster Je'Ron Hamm, the team is hoping Alex Smith can come along quickly and be an asset as a blocker at tight end.

Throwback Thursday: Honoring Sean Taylor Vs. The Bills
For today's Throwback Thursday moment presented by Subway, Redskins.com looks back at the Redskins honoring Sean Taylor by using a 10-man defense on their first play against the Bills in 2008.

Cousins’ 2016 price tag likely in $13-$17 million range | Rich Tandler's Real Redskins
Although it probably won’t happen until sometime this spring, Redskins quarterback Kirk Cousins is going to get paid. Yes, he is either a work in progress or a flawed player, depending on what point of view you take. Or perhaps it’s a bit of both.

New Washington Redskins TE Alex Smith is former Madden Bowl champion - Washington Redskins Blog- ESPN
New Redskins tight end Alex Smith isn't just good on the football field ... he's talented on the virtual playfield as well.

Victory Over Bears Shows Kirk Cousins' Growth
After leading the Redskins to a road victory over the Bears, quarterback Kirk Cousins was in front of a consistent offense in a game that showed how far he's come this season.

Washington Redskins' changes to lineup have boosted playoff run - Washington Redskins Blog- ESPN
The Redskins, in position to win the NFC East, changed starters at several positions this season and have been rewarded with improved play.

Coach Jay Gruden 'tickled to death' over Kirk Cousins' progress - Washington Redskins Blog- ESPN
The Redskins are tied for first place in the NFC East and much of their fate rests on how Kirk Cousins plays in the final three games.

DeAngelo Hall on Tyrod Taylor: Great kid, trying to knock his head off - Washington Redskins Blog- ESPN
DeAngelo Hall and Tyrod Taylor, both products of Virginia's Tidewater area, face one another for the first time when the Redskins host the Bills.

Need to Know: Will Foster and Compton and start for the Redskins for the rest of the year? | Rich Tandler's Real Redskins
Here is what you need to know on this Thursday, December 17, three days before the Washington Redskins host the Buffalo Bills. Five thoughts and observations from around Redskins Park —There wasn’t an announcement or anything but I think for as long as the Redskins season lasts Will Compto...

Bashaud Breeland One Of 2015's Best Corners According To PFF
Second-year cornerback Bashaud Breeland was voted to the Pro Football Focus Pro Bowl roster.

2016 Mock Drafts: Michael Thomas To The Redskins?

In his first mock draft for the 2016 NFL Draft, ESPN's Todd McShay has the Redskins taking Ohio State wide receiver Michael Thomas with the No. 16 overall-pick.

NFC East Intel: 12.16.15

On today's edition of NFC East Intel we look at DeMarco Murray's role in Philadelphia, Odell Beckham Jr.'s historic pace and Dallas continuing to play Dez Bryant.

Kirk Cousins' ability to adapt a high point in his progression as a starter - Washington Times
Cousins' decision-making has improved noticeably in his last seven games. While there are still some blemishes, like his interception on Sunday against the Bears, Cousins' ability to adapt on a weekly basis has pleased the coaching staff.

Redskins Audibles: Josh LeRibeus on becoming a starter, time away from football - Washington Times
LeRibeus was drafted in the third round in 2012 by Mike Shanahan and the Redskins and was the pick between Robert Griffin III and Kirk Cousins. Because of injury, he took over as the starting injury early in the season.

2016 NFL Free Agency: Cornerbacks Overview - Over the Cap

NFL announces 'limited adjustment' to postseason officiating | Shutdown Corner - Yahoo Sports
From Yahoo Sports: League officials have been under fire all season for bad calls and missed calls.