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NFL Update: The Washington Redskins 2014 Schedule and Status Report Post-2014 NFL Draft

The Redskins hope for a bounce back season in 2014

2014 NFL Off-Season

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2013 Season Recap: Last season was a disaster for the Redskins, who finished with a 3-13 record. Robert Griffin wasn’t healthy, the defense was inconsistent and the Redskins finished the year with eight straight losses. Oh, and head coach Mike Shannon was fired at the end of it all. The only positive from the Redskins season was that running back Alfred Morris finished fourth in the league with 1,275 yards.

Key Player Losses: The Redskins did a wonderful job of keeping their team together, but did lose linebacker London Fletcher to retirement. Fletcher spent the last seven years of his career with the Redskins, and finished with 39 sacks, 19 forced fumbles and 1,382 tackles. Fletcher’s leadership will be missed in Washington’s locker room.

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NFL Update: The Washington Redskins 2014 Schedule and Status Report Post-2014 NFL Draft


Key Player Additions: The Redskins took advantage of the Eagles mistakes and ended up signing wide receiver DeSean Jackson. Finally, Griffin has an explosive wideout who can stretch the field and produce big plays. The Redskins also added to their secondary with the addition of safety Ryan Clark, who has 15 career interceptions and 573 tackles. These are two big singings for Washington that help bridge the gap in the NFC East a little.

The Draft: The Redskins didn’t have a first round pick, but they were still able to add physical players in linebacker Trent Murphy and offensive linemen Morgan Moses and Spencer Long. The steal of the entire draft may be speedy running back Lache Seastrunk out of Baylor.

Outlook for 2014, So Far: Um, anything is better than what last season provided. The Redskins are certainly going to be better than 2013, but any serious improvement will be determined with the health of Griffin at quarterback. If the knee is fine and he’s able to be a threat running and throwing the ball, the Skins could be a pleasant surprise and make some major noise in the division. However, that remains to be seen, which doesn’t help considering Washington is in a tough division.

2014 Schedule:

Sept. 7 at Houston Texans, 1

Sept. 14 Jacksonville Jaguars, 1

Sept. 21 at Philadelphia Eagles, 1

Sept. 25 New York Giants (Thu), 8:25

Oct. 6 Seattle Seahawks (Mon), 8:30

Oct. 12 at Arizona Cardinals, 4:25

Oct. 19 Tennessee Titans, 1

Oct. 27 at Dallas Cowboys (Mon), 8:30

Nov. 2 at Minnesota Vikings, 1

Nov. 9 BYE

Nov. 16 Tampa Bay Buccaneers, 1

Nov. 23 at San Francisco 49ers, 4:25

Nov. 30 at Indianapolis Colts, 1

Dec. 7 St. Louis Rams, 1

Dec. 14 at New York Giants, 1

Dec. 20 Philadelphia Eagles (Sat), TBD

Dec. 28 Dallas Cowboys, 1

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