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Need to Know: Notes and numbers—Redskins claim 600th all-time win

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Need to Know: Notes and numbers—Redskins claim 600th all-time win

Here is what you need to know on this Sunday, December 27, seven days before the Washington Redskins travel to Dallas to play the Cowboys.

Notes and numbers from Redskins vs. Eagles

PHILADELPHIA—Some notes and numbers from the Redskins’ win over the Eagles.

—The win was the Redskins’ 600th of all time, including postseason. That makes them the fifth NFL franchise to reach that mark (Bears, Packers, Giants, Steelers).

—The Redskins enter Week 17 with a playoff spot secured for the first time since 1999.

—The Redskins went from last place in the NFC East (4-12 in 2014) to first place in one season for the second time in team history (2012).

Kirk Cousins passed for 365 yards, his 11th career game with over 300 yards. That is the third most in team history.

Jordan Reed caught nine passes for 129 yards. He now has 907 yards receiving on the year, the most by a tight end in team history.

Reed also had two touchdown receptions giving him 11 for the year. He is the first receiver/tight end to record 10 or more touchdown receptions in a season since Gary Clark in 1991.

DeAngelo Hall scooped up a fumble and returned it 17 yards for a touchdown. Hall is the first player in NFL history with five or more fumble return touchdowns and five or more interception return touchdowns.

—Rookie outside linebacker Preston Smith recorded three sacks, the first multi-sack game of his career and the most in a game for a Redskins rookie since Brian Orakpo got four at Oakland in 2009.

Timeline

Today’s schedule: Jay Gruden conference call 3 p.m.

Days until: Redskins @Cowboys 7; start of NFL playoffs 13

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Report: One more potential defensive coordinator is off the market for the Redskins

Report: One more potential defensive coordinator is off the market for the Redskins

Well it looks like the name many considered to be the Redskins top choice at defensive coordinator is off the market. Adam Schefter broke the news of Gus Bradley to the Los Angeles Chargers.

The Redskins interviewed Bradley early in their process of selecting a new defensive coordinator. His latest gig ended poorly after he was fired as head coach of the Jacksonville Jaguars, but Bradley's best success came as defensive coordinator with the Seattle Seahawks.

When he served in that role with Seattle, Bradley worked with Scot McCloughan. And prior to his coaching stint in Seattle, Bradley coached in Tampa, where he worked with both Bruce Allen and Jay Gruden.

Those connections, and his success in Seattle, had many fans hoping Bradley would take over for Joe Barry, who Washington dismissed more than two weeks ago.

The connection between Bradley and the Chargers comes as no surprise, and it leaves    Washington still in need of a defensive boss.

Mike Pettine probably jumps to the top of the ranks of other coaches the Redskins have interviewed, but it still seems internal candidate Greg Manusky could be in position to move up to coordinator. Manusky spent the 2016 season as outside linebackers coach and has prior coordinator experience.

The Skins have also interviewed Dennis Thurman, last of Buffalo, Jason Tarver, last of San Francisco, Rob Ryan, also last in Buffalo, and John Pagano, last with the Chargers.

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Report: Kevin O’Connell to be hired as Redskins QB coach, possibly signaling future moves

Report: Kevin O’Connell to be hired as Redskins QB coach, possibly signaling future moves

The Redskins are reported to have a new quarterbacks coach. Normally that is not news that moves the needle much but if the report proves to be accurate the move has some big implications for the Redskins coaching staff. 

First, about the coach. Kevin O’Connell was most recently an offensive assistant with the 49ers. Prior to that he was a quarterback who spent time with the Patriots, who drafted him out of San Diego State in the third round in 2008, Lions, Jets, Dolphins, and Chargers. He only saw the field the Patriots and he attempted just six passes. His addition as the Redskins’ quarterbacks coach was reported by Fox Sports.

Related: Redskins offensive coordinator resume: Matt Cavanaugh

The thing is, the Redskins don’t officially have an opening for a quarterbacks coach. The job is held by Matt Cavanaugh. However, the Redskins do need an offensive coordinator since Sean McVay left last week to become the head coach of the Rams. Moving Cavanaugh, who played quarterback in the NFL for 13 seasons before starting a 23-year career in coaching, to offensive coordinator, seems to be the logical move to make to many. 

If O’Connell’s addition to the staff does indeed become a reality, that would all but confirm that Cavanaugh is getting the promotion. Nothing is official until it’s official but this seems to be the way things are heading. 

Stay tuned to CSNmidatlantic.com for the latest. 

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