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Without Trent Williams for 4 games, the health of Morgan Moses becomes vital for Redskins | CSN Mid-Atlantic
Trent Williams' suspension does not only impact the left side of the line - it makes the health of right tackle Morgan Moses much more important.

Can Cousins be a big winner for the Redskins or is he a stat compiler? | Rich Tandler's Real Redskins
So far in 2016, the returns the Redskins have received on their $20 million investment in Kirk Cousins have been mixed. Cousins is putting up some huge numbers. He is second in the NFL with 2,454 passing yards and first in completions.

Redskins Bye Week Grades: Pass catchers getting lots of yards, but not TDs | CSN Mid-Atlantic
Positional grades for the Redskins at the bye: The Redskins WRs and TEs are doing well racking up yards but, for whatever reason, not getting into the end zone.

Jay Gruden says Kirk Cousins should not worry about DeSean Jackson's 'stat numbers' | CSN Mid-Atlantic
DeSean Jackson looked electric in training camp, but through eight games, the results have been pedestrian. Jay Gruden doesn't want Kirk Cousins worrying about that.

Redskins midseason report: What we've learned about the defense | Washington Post

The Redskins rank 26th in the NFL in total defense, having surrendered 2,958 yards. Washington allows 369.8 yards per game (22nd). Against the pass, Washington ranks 15th, holding teams to 246 yards per game. But against the run, the Redskins are 26th, surrendering 123.8. The Redskins give up 23.6 points per game (tied for 19th). And in the red zone, the Redskins rank 26th, with opponents scoring touchdowns on 62.96 percent of their trips inside the end zone. This is down from 57.41 percent from last season.

Need to Know: Five free agents the Redskins need to re-sign | Rich Tandler's Real Redskins
During the bye week I’ll spend some time looking ahead at the 2017 offseason and what might happen then. Today, I look at some current players who are pending free agents who the Redskins need to re-sign.

How do the Redskins stack up statistically entering their week 9 bye? | Redskins Wire
The Washington Redskins have a bye this weekend so there will be no pro football around the beltway. Fans who are antsy wanting to see the Burgundy and Gold play can take solace in the fact that the Redskins stack up well statistically in most offensive categories to their counterparts around the...

Redskins Bye Week Grades: No clear leader among a scuffling group of running backs | CSN Mid-Atlantic
Redskins Bye Week Grades By Position: The Redskins went with an inexperienced group of running backs - and at the midway point of the sesason - it shows.

A closer look at Joe Barry's creative use of Su'a Cravens in blitz packages | Washington Post

Washington defensive coordinator Joe Barry has come under heavy criticism by fans, media and even players for being too conservative, particularly on key third downs. He tends to send just three or four players on the pass rush more often than he blitzes with five or six. But against the Bengals, Barry was more aggressive. He designed and put together a blitz package built around rookie linebacker Su'a Cravens.