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Washington Redskins Gameday Clips

A morning roundup of what the local and national media have to say about the Washington Redskins on Sunday, December 8, 2013.


--Redskins linebacker London Fletcher looks ahead to the offseason and who the Redskins should resign moving forward. On the defense alone there are seven players that are free agents at the end of the year.

--Redskins defensive coordinator praises his linebackers Brian Orakpo and Ryan Kerrigan and predicts that both will finish with 10 sacks this season. Orakpo leads the team with 8.5 sacks and Kerrigan is in second with 6.5 sacks.

--Five storylines Redskins fans should follow as the Chiefs come to FedExField on Sunday. A look at two of the NFL's top five running backs as the Chiefs Jamaal Charles who is 3rd with 1,011 yards and Redskins Alfred Morris who is 4th with 996 yards.

--An injury update for the Redskins-Chiefs game including Redskins safety Reed Doughty who expects to play on Sunday despite suffering a concussion last week.

--One writers opinion as to why the Redskins have missed the playoffs for the 17th season in the past 21 years.

--Why the Redskins rookie defensive backs have not improved the Redskins secondary statistically speaking this season. The Redskins have the 27th ranked pass defense only up three places from their 30th ranking last year.

--A game preview of the Redskins-Chiefs game including how quarterback Robert Griffin III will respond after playing his best game statistically vs. the Giants on Sunday night. Griffin completed a season-high 75 percent of his passes.

--Head coach Mike Shanahan addresses wide receiver Pierre Garcon and his penalty he received vs. the Giants for kicking a ball in anger. Shanahan said, "So many times they are the difference between winning and losing."

--Rookie tight end Jordan Reed is listed as questionable amongst other Redskins players heading into Sunday's game.

--CSN Washington writers look at the Redskins season and discuss the biggest surprise and biggest disappointment of the year so far.

--Five keys to the Redskins-Chiefs game including how defensive lineman Dontari Poe may cause problems for the Redskins offensive line who have given up 19 sacks in the past four games.

--Redskins linebacker London Fletcher and his thoughts on retirement. This is Fletchers 16th season and he will have to decide whether he wants to return to the team next year and is expected to play in his 253rd consecutive game vs. the Chiefs.

--An interview with former Redskins player Chris Cooley and his experiences with his new role on ESPN980.

--ESPN writers John Keim (Redskins) and Adam Teicher (Chiefs) discuss the Chiefs-Redskins game on Sunday and a breakdown of Chiefs quarterback Alex Smith and Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III. 

--How the Chiefs will try to end a three game losing streak vs. the Redskins and how special teams may be a matchup to watch for. The Chiefs have the best average starting field position in the NFL starting at the 31.9 yard line and the Redskins have the worst, starting at the 23.5 yard line.


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