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Need to Know: The Redskins week that was—Guice has plenty of confidence, Doctson is gaining it | NBC Sports Washington
Need to Know: Josh Doctson says that he's gaining confidence, something that is not a problem for Derrius Guice.

Five reasons why the Redskins will make the 2018 NFL playoffs -
Washington has made the playoffs only once in the past five seasons. How do the Redskins get back to January football? Marc Sessler spotlights five crucial factors, including a pair of talented newbies: Derrius Guice and Alex Smith.

Interceptions tell a story, but advanced stats provide more info on Alex Smith, Kirk Cousins | NBC Sports Washington
Box scores provide hard data, yards and catches and turnovers. Film study and analytics can provide more context surrounding the hard data. Case in point: Interceptions.

Da'Ron Payne, Shaun Dion Hamilton latest in Alabama-Redskins pipeline - Washington Redskins Blog- ESPN
The Redskins, aiming for improvement on a defense that has been leaky against the run, are drafting more players from Alabama's NFL prospect factory.

Washington Redskins intriguing, but there's no hyping them just yet - Washington Redskins Blog- ESPN
There's optimism among the Redskins, but it doesn't approach the hype of some previous teams that famously didn't live up to expectations.

Washington Redskins' Alex Smith can help a more confident Josh Doctson - Washington Redskins Blog- ESPN
The Redskins want Alex Smith to trust in his receivers on contested routes, and Josh Doctson could prove to be a player that can go get the ball.

The 2018 Redskins must make big jumps in these five areas of the game | NBC Sports Washington
From their play against NFC East foes to converting on third downs as an offense, here are five places the Redskins must grow in starting in Week 1.

Redskins safety Montae Nicholson taking on a leadership role in second season | Redskins XTRA |
Walking into a secondary room that included DeAngelo Hall, D.J. Swearinger and Josh Norman, rookie safety Montae Nicholson felt his job was to absorb more than contribute last year.

Redskins' Vernon Davis believes Alex Smith's 'scars' have him playing the best ball of his career - The Washington Post
Washington Redskins tight end Vernon Davis believes Alex Smith is playing the best football of his career thanks to previous trials and tribulations.