Redskins Position Preview: Defensive End

Today we continue our annual preview of every position on the Washington Redskins prior to the start of training camp on July 31. Today, we cover the defensive end. Previous in this series: Quarterback // Running Back // Wide Receiver // Tight End // Center // Guard // Offensive Tackle // Nose Tackle // ON THE ROSTER NOW: Chris Baker, Corey Crawford, Kedric Golston, Jason Hatcher...
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Washington Redskins Capsule

WASHINGTON REDSKINS (4-12) OPEN CAMP: July 29, Richmond, Virginia. LAST YEAR: In Jay Gruden's first season as NFL head coach, Redskins stayed right where they were: last in NFC East, spot they've resided in for six of past seven years. Quarterback Robert Griffin III got benched by Gruden, and publicly criticized, too, for what coach said were fundamental problems. With revolving...
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Four reasons the Redskins could surprise you and win the NFC East

As NFL training camps will open next week, most, if not all the so-called ‘experts’ have essentially relegated the Washington Redskins to the NFC East basement this coming season. Based on how the team has performed the past two seasons, I can understand in many aspects why the pundits have very low expectations. However it is the ‘responsibility’ of these people to have...
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Terrance Knighton has nickname for Redskins' defensive line

The Washington Redskins have put a lot of resources into their defensive line over the last two seasons. Starters Jason Hatcher, Stephen Paea and Terrance Knighton were not homegrown draft picks, they were all added via free agency.With just under $13.5 million in 2014 salary cap space tied to these three players, the Redskins' defensive success is contingent on their production...
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Three of the worst Miami Dolphins tattoos you will ever find

The other day I stumbled across one of the worst Dolphins tattoos I’ve ever seen, but it got me thinking … how bad can a Dolphins tattoo actually get? So, of course, I went on a journey through the internet to find some Dolphins fans with horrible decision making. AROUND COVER32 Top 10 in 2015: The NFL’s best outside linebackers Five Things: Unsigned free agents that could...
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This stat about new Redskins tackle Stephen Paea is very encouraging

It’s not how you start, it’s how you finish. If that’s true then this next bit of news is encouraging for Washington Redskins fans who are sick of seeing their team play terrible defense on the field. According to the experts at Pro Football Focus, incoming defensive tackle Stephen Paea finished the 2015 season stronger than anyone else at his position, posting a +8.6 rating...
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These three proposed logo changes for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers are awesome

Whether or not you’re a fan of the Buccaneers’ updated uniforms, there’s always room for improvement. Organizations tend to play it safe on the uniform/logo front, while fans can afford to be a lot more creative. AROUND COVER32 Top 10 in 2015: The NFL’s best outside linebackers Five Things: Unsigned free agents that could help a lot of teams Fantasy Football 2015: The top...
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It takes 53: Are star players overrated in today's NFL?

Lately I’ve come to the realization that most casual football fans don’t really understand football. It seems a lot of them think one guy can just magically win a game all by himself. You see and hear it all the time on social media, sports talk shows and even in bar room sports conversations. “Eli Manning has two rings and Tony Romo doesn’t, so Eli is the better quarterback”...
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Terrance Knighton emerging as leader on Redskins' defensive line

The Washington Redskins have completely reassembled their defensive line over the last two seasons. In 2013, their three-man down front featured names like Barry Cofield and Stephen Bowen. Now, the projected starting line features Terrance Knighton in the middle with Jason Hatcher and Stephen Paea book-ending him. Each player has enjoyed their best season with other teams, and now...
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June 29, 2015  |  Discuss

WATCH: Washington Redskins DL Stephen Paea Doing the Haka During Redskins Media Day

Washington Redskins defensive lineman Stephen Paea is from New Zealand. Paea has been known to perform the Haka before games--a traditional dance performed by Maori warriors in New Zealand prior to heading in to battle. He was known to do it prior to games in Chicago and fans have wondered if he plans on continue to do it in Washington.If this clip from Redskins Media Day is any...
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June 17, 2015  |  Discuss

The Washington Redskins defensive line will be much scarier in 2015

In addition to shoring up their offensive line through the draft, this offseason the Washington Redskins made some big upgrades to their defensive line through free agency. Terrance Knighton is already calling himself the biggest steal of free agency this year, and Stephen Paea can intimidate you even at a photo shoot. Check out this video the team shared on their Twitter account...
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June 15, 2015  |  Discuss

2015 Washington Redskins Positional Preview: Defensive Line

The Washington Redskins defensive line has been average at best over the past few seasons and they were in dire need of playmakers. That all changed this offseason with new general manager Scot McCloughan whose first goal was to get bigger on both sides of the line. McCloughan started off free agency with two solid signings in Ricky Jean Francois and Stephen Paea. Francois will be...
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June 13, 2015  |  Discuss

Joe Barry excited to run an aggressive defense with Redskins

When Washington Redskins hear the phrase "aggressive defense", they might immediately think, "oh not again". Former defensive coordinator Jim Haslett's hyper-aggressive scheme often left gaping holes in coverage over the middle and deep half of the field. The Redskins fielded one of the NFL's worst pass defenses by any metric over the last two seasons in Haslett's scheme. New defensive...
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June 09, 2015  |  Discuss

Redskins hope to bring J.J. Watt-like attack?

Brian Kersey/Getty Images Newly acquired defensive end Stephen Paea is hoping to bring a J.J. Watt-like attack to the Washington Redskins’ defense this year. Wouldn’t that be nice? I wonder how he plans to do that. The former Chicago Bears mauling pass rusher had to be double-teamed by opposing offensive fronts all the time when he played in the Windy City. “You know. I look...
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May 30, 2015  |  Discuss

Redskins Have Added Much Needed Depth to Offensive Line

View image | After the trade in 2011 with the St. Louis Rams that allowed Washington to draft Baylor quarterback Robert Griffin III (RG3), the Redskins have been short of draft picks the past three seasons. The trade allowed Washington to move up three spots from fifth to second to select the Heisman trophy winner. In the trade Washington gave up first round...
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May 25, 2015  |  Discuss

Dante Fowler: I love Washington, wouldn't be surprised if they get me

Florida outside linebacker/defensive end Dante Fowler is ready to rock for Thursday night's day one of the 2015 NFL Draft. After claiming a few weeks ago that he expected to be drafted by the Jaguars, Fowler has since changed his tune. He now believes that another team inside the top five could be the one that makes his NFL dream come to fruition.“I love Washington, to be honest...
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April 30, 2015  |  Discuss

Redskins Talking About Trading 1st Round Draft Pick

The Cleveland Browns, owners of the 12th and 19th overall picks in the 2015 NFL Draft, are talking with the Washington Redskins, owners of the 5th overall pick in the Draft, are talking about swapping picks. #Browns have had talks with #Redskins over the past week about potentially moving up to No. 5. They’ve touched base with most Top 10 teams — Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) April...
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April 28, 2015  |  Discuss

Top 3 pass rusher the Washington Redskins should consider drafting

With Brian Orakpo gone, the Washington Redskins need another pass rusher opposite of Ryan Kerrigan. Stephen Paea will be a solid addition, but he’s not the ultra-elite pass rusher that can change the tide of a game in seconds; he’s just a solid football player. So, with the No. 5 pick in the NFL Draft, Washington has a real opportunity to grab an impact player. Here are the three...
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April 15, 2015  |  Discuss

Three free agents the Washington Redskins should have spent money on

The Washington Redskins have somehow managed to stay relatively quiet in free agency. While they added some key players in Chris Culliver and Stephen Paea, their contracts are a far cry from what the Redskins are used to giving out. But did Washington target the right guys? Here are three free agents the Redskins should have spent money on instead: You may also be interested in...
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April 13, 2015  |  Discuss

Will Redskins Continue Focus On Defense?

The Redskins focus during free agency was nearly entirely on the defensive side of the ball. Even before free agency began, Washington added defensive lineman Ricky Jean-Francois. Once bidding officially began, defensive lineman Stephen Paea and Terrance Knighton signed with the Burgundy and Gold. The Redskins then moved to the secondary, signing Chris Culliver and Jeron Johnson...
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April 08, 2015  |  Discuss

New Washington Redskins Defensive Lineman Stephen Paea Looking Forward to Bringing Haka to Washington D.C.

Players are known for having all sorts of pregame traditions. Some like to pray before a game. Others have to go to the bathroom. For some it's a particular pregame meal. For new Washington Redskins defensive lineman Stephen Paea it has been a pregame Haka. The Haka is a traditional warrior dance from his homeland of New Zealand; something the nation's sports teams have been doing...
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March 30, 2015  |  Discuss

Redskins draft preview: 3 players Washington could take at No. 5

The Washington Redskins hold the No. 5 overall pick in the NFL Draft. In our continuing series, takes a look at their roster post-free agency and delivers a plan of attack for the last day in April. It has been an eventful offseason in the nation's capital. After hiring new general manager Scot McCloughan, the Redskins have re-tooled their defense with proven playmakers...
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March 28, 2015  |  Discuss

Have the Washington Redskins gotten better in free agency?

Here’s a very simple, yet important, question: Have the Washington Redskins got better? The short answer is yes, but I think that doesn’t do the question justice. If the Redskins were going to improve anything over this offseason, it needed to be their defense. We’ve been over it again and again, but Washington was epically abysmal last season on the defensive side of the ball...
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March 20, 2015  |  Discuss

Redskins Fill Needs, but Still Have Holes

Redskins Fill Needs, but Still Have Holes The Redskins have filled some major needs in free agency so far, reaching deals with defensive tackles Terrance ‘Pot-Roast’ Knighton and Stephen Paea as well as cornerback Chris Culliver. The team also signed defensive lineman Ricky Jean-Francois off waivers, he could be a nice bonus come fall. Just like […]
March 14, 2015  |  Discuss

Redskins sign CB Chris Culliver to four-year deal

The Washington Redskins continue to emphasize the defensive side of the football, this time bolstering their secondary by signing coveted free agent CB Chris Culliver to a four-year deal.   Culliver becomes the Redskins fourth free agent signee, all on defensive, joining DL Ricky Jean Francois, DT Stephen Paea, and NT Terrance Knighton. Culliver’s deal is reportedly a four-year...
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March 13, 2015  |  Discuss
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