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  1. Redskins practice report

    John Keim

    RICHMOND, Va. -- Some highlights from Sunday morning's practice (will have an RG III report later that talks about his day): One big point of emphasis during training camp for outside linebackers coach Brian Baker: Having his defensive play...

    Blog | August 10, 2014
  2. Redskins cut Brandon Jenkins; Hurt returns

    John Keim

    RICHMOND, Va. -- The Washington Redskins cut second-year linebacker Brandon Jenkins on Sunday, the same day he was constantly yelled at by his position coach, Brian Baker. They also announced that offensive lineman Maurice Hurt passed his physical an...

    Blog | July 27, 2014
  3. What to expect: Redskins' defense

    John Keim

    The subtle changes will help. Brian Baker hammered home the importance of details when it came to the pass rush. If a player was off by a couple inches with his first step from a certain look, then Baker went to work correcting the mistake. Baker ...

    Blog | July 18, 2014
  4. Orakpo, Kerrigan impress in coverage

    John Keim

    The Redskins hired outside linebackers coach Brian Baker to improve the pass rush, notably Brian Orakpo and Ryan Kerrigan. He's teaching them new techniques and harping on a different mindset. What Baker won't do, he said, is tinker with their covera...

    Blog | July 14, 2014
  5. Something to prove: Brian Orakpo

    John Keim

    We will be featuring a different Washington Redskins player each day on this list, staying away from rookies or some second-year players still finding their way. This will focus primarily on veterans at or near a career crossroads. Today: linebacker ...

    Blog | June 30, 2014
  6. Redskins starters: Defense, special teams

    John Keim

    The Washington Redskins didn't ditch their defensive boss, even after a rough year and a coaching change. But they did tweak the lineup and it's possible that nearly half of the players who start this season will be new to the lineup, though only two...

    Blog | June 26, 2014
  7. Baker focused on causing fumbles

    John Keim

    Every practice he harped on the same thing: force turnovers. Brian Baker doesn't just want his outside linebackers to hit the quarterback, he also wants the ball out as well. He's not the first coach to talk about this with his players, or even w...

    Blog | June 23, 2014
  8. Redskins/NFC East notes: Baker's style

    John Keim

    1. I've mentioned Washington Redskins outside linebackers coach Brian Baker a number of times and wanted to give you more of a feel for him as a coach, just by listening to him during practice with his players. A few things I noticed: He's constantly...

    Blog | June 21, 2014
  9. Baker: Brandon Jenkins most improved

    John Keim

    He's been chastised in practice more than a few times, with Brian Baker sometimes grilling him over a variety of mistakes. Yet now that the Redskins' offseason workouts have ended, Baker is done grilling (for now) and has started praising Brandon Jen...

    Blog | June 19, 2014
  10. Redskins minicamp observations, Day 2

    John Keim

    Ryan Kerrigan did not practice Wednesday because he was a "little sore" according to coach Jay Gruden. He said they've liked what Kerrigan has done in the weight room and on the field and just wanted to give him a day off. Meanwhile, Brian Orakpo ret...

    Blog | June 18, 2014
  11. Redskins minicamp observations

    John Keim

    Thoughts and observations after watching the Washington Redskins practice Tuesday: 1. David Amerson looks bigger and, indeed, he said he's added about six or seven pounds of muscle. Amerson does appear to have more toned arms. That will help whe...

    Blog | June 17, 2014
  12. Redskins notes, thoughts: Clark a leader

    John Keim

    Safety Ryan Clark never stops talking on the field -- and I mean that as a compliment. With Clark and Brandon Meriweather on the field at the same time, there's an awful lot of chatter, drawing heavy praise at one point from secondary coach Raheem Mo...

    Blog | June 14, 2014
  13. Orakpo loves additions of Murphy, Baker

    John Keim

    ASHBURN, Va. -- One addition could lead to better individual play. The other could be seen as insurance for his potential departure. Both could help Brian Orakpo in the short term, and that's all he's worried about. In fact, Orakpo said he never ...

    Blog | June 05, 2014
  14. Redskins mailbag: Part 2

    John Keim

    For the second round of the mailbag, there is a little on Bashaud Breeland, more on Trent Murphy, Jay Gruden's style compared to Mike Shanahan and more. Enjoy. ....

    Blog | May 24, 2014
  15. Redskins offseason wrap-up

    John Keim

    With free agency and the draft in the rearview mirror and training camp just a couple months away, we assess the Washington Redskins' offseason moves. Best move: Improving the pass rush. Washington's rush the past two seasons was too inconsistent...

    Blog | May 22, 2014
  16. Redskins' Murphy receives NFL education

    John Keim

    ASHBURN, Va. -- The education began after the play for rookie linebacker Trent Murphy. He raised both arms to bat a pass on a bootleg and defensive coordinator Jim Haslett immediately spoke with him after the play. Use one hand, he told him and then ...

    Blog | May 19, 2014