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A look at the top Redskins stories of the day.

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Super Bowl Cheat Sheet: On Cam, Curry and Coldplay |

During the regular season, Carolina's offense averaged 29.13 points per game (tops in the league) and placed eighth in Football Outsiders' efficiency rankings for DVOA (defense-adjusted value over average). The Broncos' defense allowed 18.5 points per game (fourth) and ranked first in DVOA.

Joe Jacoby hopes to join fellow hog Russ Grimm in the HOF |

However, it still might take him a couple of seasons to reach Canton, Ohio. A maximum of five players will make it and there are several who appear to be slam-dunks, including quarterback Brett Favre. Others who have a good shot: linebacker Kevin Greene, tackle Orlando Pace, quarterback Kurt Warner, receivers Marvin Harrison and Terrell Owens and coach Tony Dungy. Another offensive lineman, guard Alan Faneca, was a six-time All-Pro selection.

Changes to Redskins defense remain the focus of their offseason | ESPN Redskins blog

Upgrading safety: Yes, I think they should add depth here and I'd much prefer them doing so through the draft. DeAngelo Hall has a lot to learn about safety, but considering he made the switch midseason, he did rather well and they do like him. I also know they like Dashon Goldson and want him back, provided they can lower his cap number ($8 million). So they don't need to add more age to the mix as both are over 30. Duke Ihenacho's return might help, but we have no idea what he can contribute after missing most of the past two seasons with injuries.

Will Kirk Cousins new contract be a cap killer for the Redskins? | CSN Washington

How will that set up the Redskins' salary cap for 2016? Based on the league estimate of $153 million per team, they currently have about $12.3 million in cap space (cap data via When Robert Griffin III is released prior to the start of the league year on March 9 that number will jump to $26.4 million. They would have opportunities to create more by releasing some veterans but even at that they could comfortably carve out the $10 million for their quarterback.

Which Redskins defender will step up in 2016 | CSN Washington

Smith had two sacks in his first four NFL games and then he went for a month and a half without one. Then in the last eight games of the season, including the wild card playoff game against the Packers, Smith picked up seven sacks. He had at last one sack in each of the Redskins' last three regular season games as the Redskins faced must-win situations on the way to the playoffs.

Super Bowl 50 prop bets to consider |