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  1. Andre Roberts: kick and punt returns?

    Tom Carpenter

    When Andre Roberts inked with the Washington Redskins, he likely expected to play a major role as their No. 2 wide receiver. However, the addition of DeSean Jackson bumped Roberts down a notch, which means he may end up making his biggest impact on s...

    Blog | July 25, 2014
  2. Will Gruden uses his FB in '14?

    Tom Carpenter

    We saw Jay Gruden's use of his fullbacks diminish significantly during his final season as Cincinnati Bengals offensive coordinator. FB Chris Pressey was on the field for 282 snaps in 2011. In 2012, Gruden's fullbacks took part in 314 snaps. Last sea...

    Blog | July 21, 2014
  3. Will Forbath keep his kicking job?

    Tom Carpenter

    As a rookie in 2012, Kai Forbath missed only one of his 18 field-goal attempts. He missed four of 22 last season, but 81.8 percent still is a respectable clip. However, Forbath was among the worst in the league when it comes to kickoffs in 2013, so t...

    Blog | July 12, 2014
  4. Will Robinson secure ILB job for WAS?

    Tom Carpenter

    Since London Fletcher called it a career after 16 seasons, the Washington Redskins are looking for someone to start next to Perry Riley at inside linebacker. Injury-prone Keenan Robinson will battle it out during the preseason and training camp wi...

    Blog | July 11, 2014
  5. Why Texans won't trade Andre

    Tom Carpenter

    The buzz surrounding Andre Johnson's absence from offseason workouts with the Houston Texans picked up Thursday, as word came that he isn't sure if he will be with the team for training camp or Week 1 of the regular season. Clearly, Johnson would ...

    Blog | July 11, 2014
  6. How can WAS improve TO ratio?

    Tom Carpenter

    With a turnover differential of minus-8, the Washington Redskins tied for the seventh-worst mark in the NFL last season. RB Alfred Morris shoulders much of the blame, since he was tied for the most fumbles in the league with five. Balls thrown in the...

    Blog | July 08, 2014
  7. Will Helu be Washington's 3rd-down RB?

    Tom Carpenter

    Time will tell exactly how new Washington Redskins coach Jay Gruden will lean on his RB corps this season, but the expectation is that Alfred Morris will remain the workhorse on first and second downs. They are expected to pass more often under Grude...

    Blog | July 04, 2014
  8. What can WAS expect from Hatcher?

    Tom Carpenter

    Big questions loom when it comes to what we can expect from Jason Hatcher following his recent knee surgery. It was a relatively minor procedure, and he should be fully recovered before the regular season kicks off, but he may well begin training cam...

    Blog | July 01, 2014
  9. How much read option for RG III in '14?

    Tom Carpenter

    When Robert Griffin III exploded onto the scene as a rookie in 2012, much of the excitement surrounding his on-field success came from his effectiveness on read-option plays, which were a staple of the Washington Redskins offense under former offensi...

    Blog | June 16, 2014
  10. Lions' Riddick primed for breakout?

    Tom Carpenter

    New Detroit Lions offensive coordinator Joe Lombardi is expected to install his version of the New Orleans Saints offense, which uses multiple running backs, often as pass-catchers out of the backfield. To wit, since Sean Payton took over as Saints h...

    Blog | June 10, 2014
  11. Is Moss really on roster bubble?

    Tom Carpenter

    WR Santana Moss just turned 35 years old and now has a ton of younger competition to deal with, as the Washington Redskins added DeSean Jackson and Andre Roberts this offseason to a WR corps that already had Pierre Garcon, Leonard Hankerson and Aldri...

    Blog | June 09, 2014
  12. Will Redskins start rookies at RG, RT?

    Tom Carpenter

    The Washington Redskins aimed to shore up the right side of their offensive line by drafting tackle Morgan Moses and guard Spencer Long in Round 3. Both players will be given a legitimate shot at earning a starting job during training camp and the pr...

    Blog | May 26, 2014
  13. Redskins' plans for 2nd-round LB Murphy

    Tom Carpenter

    The Washington Redskins drafted Trent Murphy in the second round. How do they intend to use the versatile linebacker during his rookie season? "Murphy this week has spent the bulk of the time rushing from the left edge - in the spot usually manned...

    Blog | May 19, 2014
  14. Redskins' plans for G/C Long

    Tom Carpenter

    The Washington Redskins selected versatile offensive lineman Spencer Long in the third round last week, even though he is coming off of a torn ACL. ESPN Redskins reporter John Keim expects the team to use Spencer at guard early on. "Long will begi...

    Blog | May 16, 2014
  15. Will Morris be part of WAS pass game?

    Tom Carpenter

    After two NFL campaigns, Alfred Morris has racked up an impressive 2,888 yards and 20 touchdowns on the ground, which makes him an intriguing fantasy football running back. Then why did he rank as only the No. 12 running during the ESPN Fantasy Footb...

    Blog | May 15, 2014
  16. Will Redskins trade 34th pick?

    Tom Carpenter

    We haven't heard much buzz from the Washington Redskins' camp of late, mostly because they didn't have a first-round pick after mortgaging their future to draft Robert Griffin III a few years ago. They do hold the second pick in the Round 2, though, ...

    Blog | May 09, 2014