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Saturday Slop: Redskins at the bye week

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A look at the top Redskins stories of the day

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Allen and Payne are developing a rhythm with their extra playing time |

But Allen isn’t the only defensive lineman who got a major snap increase last week. Daron Payne, Allen’s former teammate at Alabama, jumped up to 63 snaps last week, good for around 93 percent of defensive snaps. That’s a huge workload for a run-stopping nose tackle, but Payne said he didn’t mind the work either.

Roll Skins: Alabama duo transforms Redskins’ defensive front |

“Those two guys are special guys and they need to be on the field,” Redskins coach Jay Gruden said. “We have some other guys that can play without a doubt, but those two guys are first-rounders and very talented, so the more they play, the better they get. We’ll still work in a rotation from time to time, but for the most part, those two guys will be out there when they are healthy.”

The over-30 club is starting to get crowded for the Redskins | NBC Sports

“People still say ‘hey, guys can do it over 30, still.’ The only thing I try to do is be an example to let people know, ‘hey you can, you can break through the box. Don’t let people define the box you in [sic],” Peterson said. “You get out what you put in.”

Need to know: The Redskins path to 10 wins | NBC Sports

Win two of four against the NFC South—The games against the Panthers and Falcons are at home so winning at least one of those is important. The Redskins will be decided underdogs in New Orleans in their next game, but I’m not going to look at the Saints defense, which has not been good, and say that the Redskins have no chance. Will there still be any magic in Tampa Bay when the Redskins go there in mid-November?

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