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Washington Redskins need more help in secondary to build elite defense - Washington Redskins Blog- ESPN
Though Washington has capable veterans penciled in as starters in its secondary, age and injuries make improved depth a priority this offseason.

One NFL combine star from all 32 teams - Odell Beckham, Dontari Poe among workout warriors
With the NFL scouting combine set to begin Tuesday, NFL Nation reporters pick combine stars from every team, including the Giants' Odell Beckham Jr. and the Chiefs' Dontari Poe.

Washington Redskins should find defensive line help in NFL draft - Washington Redskins Blog- ESPN
If the Washington Redskins want to load up on defensive line talent in the NFL draft, they're in luck. This draft class is packed with prospects.

Need to Know: Why the Redskins need to release RG3 today | Rich Tandler's Real Redskins
Here is what you need to know on this Tuesday, February 23, one day before the NFL Combine in Indianapolis. Why the Redskins should release RG3 today The time has come. The Redskins need to release Robert Griffin III from his $16.15 million 2016 option contract and they need to do it today.

Kotwica Happy With Dustin Hopkins’ Progress
Redskins special teams coordinator Ben Kotwica said he was satisfied with the overall effort by first-year kicker Dustin Hopkins, both with field goals and with kickoffs.

Combine Results: Why Do They Matter?
In a series of videos, the NFL explains some of the importance placed on different Combine drills, including the 40-yard dash and the bench press.

Who Stays, Who Goes: Redskins Offense 2016
The 2015 Redskins made strides towards respectability in the NFL, much still remains in terms of rebuilding....'s Top 20 Free Agents For 2016
Check out which players are on's Greg Rosenthal's top 20 unrestricted free agents for 2016. Free agency begins on March 9, although soon-to-be free agents can begin negotiations on March 7.

Redskins under pressure in 2016: OLB Trent Murphy | CSN Mid-Atlantic
What does the emergence of Preston Smith and potential return of Junior Galette mean for Trent Murphy?

Mel Kiper on Kirk Cousins: Good, not great - Washington Redskins Blog- ESPN
"To say he’s a Super Bowl-winning quarterback is a stretch," Kiper said. "To say he got them to the playoffs, he got them to the playoffs because [Dallas quarterback Tony] Romo got hurt. If Romo doesn’t get hurt, the Redskins aren’t in the playoffs. They got bounced the first week. I didn’t think they were a playoff -caliber team and that proved out. Is Cousins a good quarterback? Yes. But can he be great? That’s debatable."

2016 Mock Drafts: Chris Jones To The Redskins?
In his first mock draft of 2016,'s Pete Prisco believes the Redskins will once again grab a Mississippi State product, selecting Chris Jones with the 21st-overall pick.

Should the Redskins consider signing Antonio Cromartie? | CSN Mid-Atlantic
On Monday, the Jets released veteran cornerback Antonio Cromartie. Here are the reasons why signing the four-time Pro Bowler makes sense and why it doesn't.

Need to Know: Who are the top 2017 Redskins free agents? | Rich Tandler's Real Redskins
Here is what you need to know on this Monday, February 22, two days before the NFL Combine in Indianapolis. Top five 2017 free agents As the Redskins prepare to put the current draft class under the microscope at the NFL Combine and continue to make preparations for free agency it helps to be ...

Will the Redskins believe Nkemdiche’s upside is worth the risk? | Rich Tandler's Real Redskins
Redskins draft countdown The NFL draft is 66 days away and there is plenty of speculation as to what players Scot McCloughan will select to wear the burgundy and gold.

Are big changes coming to the Redskins' corps of inside linebackers? | CSN Mid-Atlantic
Will GM Scot McCloughlan make significant changes at inside linebacker? It's possible.

A (long) list of the most impressive draft picks made by Scot McCloughan | CSN Mid-Atlantic
The list of Scot McCloughan's top draft picks with the 49ers, Seahawks and Redskins turned out to be a long one, and it includes a lot of standouts, too.

Redskins position outlook: Blocking tight ends are hard to find | CSN Mid-Atlantic
Redskins position outlook: The Redskins are set up well with pass catching tight ends but finding someone who can both block and catch could prove to be a challenge.

McVay Excited For Two New Coaching Additions
During the Redskins' division-winning season, offensive coordinator Sean McVay benefited greatly from the addition of veteran coaches to his staff.

Dual-Threat Dak Prescott Hopes To Be Similar Player In NFL
While he'll need to make some changes to his game to thrive in the NFL, Dak Prescott still wants to be a player capable of being defenses with his arm and legs.

Need to Know: Enemy Intel—Eagles, Giants may go shopping at key positions | Rich Tandler's Real Redskins
Here is what you need to know on this Sunday, February 21, three days before the NFL Combine in Indianapolis. Enemy intel: A spin around the NFC East and more On Sundays we’re going to take a look around at what is going on the NFC East including an angle on the Redskins plus what’s up wit...