A morning roundup of what the local and national media have to say about the Washington Redskins on Sunday, December 1, 2013.
--News and notes on the Redskins team including how the Redskins 3-8 record is helps the St. Louis Rams. If the draft were held today, the Rams would get the fifth overall selection due to the trade of draft picks so the Redskins could select Robert Griffin III second overall.
--Redskins left tackle Trent Williams looks to put his recent struggles behind him as the Redskins prepare to play the Giants this Sunday. Williams has given up six sacks in the last five games and was involved in a controversial issue with an NFL official during the Redskins-Eagles game.
--Linebacker Brian Orakpo showed his awareness and ability to rush the quarterback vs. the 49ers on Monday night. Orakpo recorded three tackles and one sack which placed him t-1st in sacks on the team with 6.5 on the season.
--An update to injured fullback Darrel Young (hamstring) as he tested it on Friday but his playing status remains unclear.
--The Redskins promoted cornerback Chase Minnifield from the practice squad to the 53-man active roster on Friday. Head coach Mike Shanahan said, "We feel like he’s earned the right (with) the way he practices, the way he handles himself."
--Offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan places full faith in quarterback Robert Griffin III's health and ability to make plays by saying, "Robert is definitely healthy." Questions circled after 49ers linebacker Ahmad Brooks said Griffin shouldn't be playing.
--Why quarterback Robert Griffin III needs to play as much as possible over the last five games of the season.
--Five story lines to follow for the Redskins-Giants game on Sunday night including how the Redskins must win the turnover battle. The Giants league the league with 30 turnovers and are tied for first with 18 interceptions.
--What the Redskins roster may look very different next season due to contracts expiring at the end of this season. The Redskins have 19 contracts that expire at the end of the year.
--An interview with Mortimer Zuckerman, a minority owner of the Washington Redskins.
--With defensive lineman Stephen Bowen placed on the injured reserve, defensive linemen Kedric Golston and Chris Baker have an opportunity to play more. Golston played 30 snaps vs. the 49ers and Baker played 31 snaps.
--An interview with Redskins linebacker Brian Orakpo and how he has progressed from his early struggles in the season. Orakpo only had three sacks in through eight games but has 3.5 in his last three games.
--ESPN writers John Keim (Redskins) and Dan Graziano (Giants) break down the Redskins-Giants game on Sunday night including how Giants quarterback has turned around his turnover prone season. In his last two games Manning has had a quarterback rating of at least 92.4.
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3) #Redskins announce: SIGNED: WR Josh Bellamy to active roster, CB Peyton Thompson to p-squad; WAIVED: CB Jerome Murphy, IR: DE Stephen Bowen.
4) Shanahan: "We want to prove we're a good football team, a good organization. In order to do that, you have to win." #HTTR