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Need to Know: Redskins by the numbers—Defensive improvement

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Need to Know: Redskins by the numbers—Defensive improvement

Here is what you need to know on this Tuesday, May 30, 14 days before the Washington Redskins start their mandatory minicamp on June 13.

Timeline

Former Redskins defensive lineman Kedric Golston was born on this date in 1983. The former sixth-round pick played in Washington from 2006-2016.

Days until:

—Training camp starts (7/27) 58
—Preseason opener @ Ravens (8/10) 72
—Season opener Eagles @ Redskins (9/10) 103

Numbers the Redskins’ defense needs to improve

Need to Know 05.30.17

Posted by Rich Tandler on Tuesday, May 30, 2017

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Tom Wilson, an experienced punch-thrower himself, approved of Bryce Harper's fight

Tom Wilson, an experienced punch-thrower himself, approved of Bryce Harper's fight

When Tom Wilson compliments your punching, it's not all that different from when Vince Carter compliments your dunking or LaVar Ball compliments your ability to annoy millions of people just by opening your mouth.

Therefore, Bryce Harper, who initiated a one-on-one fight not normally seen on MLB fields Monday in San Francisco, should feel very honored by this Wilson tweet:

Wilson had more than double the number of penalty minutes than the next closest Capital this past season, so he's familiar with what is and isn't worthy of a trip to the penalty box. He also knows what good fighting looks like, and judging by his hashtag, the Nationals star met Wilson's standards.

Unfortunately for Harper, his punches came on the diamond and not the ice, so he'll likely miss more time than a few minutes once the powers that be have a chance to review his actions. 

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