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Washington Redskins Gameday Clips

A roundup of what the local and national media have to say about the Washington Redskins before tonight's preseason game against the Cleveland Browns.

All reports, rumors and conjecture are a reflection of the media conversation and are not endorsed or confirmed by the Washington Redskins.

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-- Redskins.com's Andrew Walker provides "Redskins-Browns: 4 Keys To The Game" that includes keeping a watchful eye on the special teams unit, the kicking battle and defending Browns quarterback Johnny Manziel.

Top photos from the Washington Redskins practice at Redskins Park in Loudoun County, Va., on Friday, Aug. 15, 2014.

-- Speaking of special teams, the buying in to special teams coordinator Ben Kotwica's system has started to hit its stride as both veterans and rookies are believing in him.

-- Inside linebacker Perry Riley Jr. said the defense has an entirely different mindset entering the season, and that unit is hungrier than ever.

-- While plans can always change, head coach Jay Gruden wants to play the starters around a quarter or so.

-- Going for the more historical side of Redskins-Browns, a look back at Earnest Byner's Redskins career after he left Cleveland. Redskins Blog also remembers the last time the Browns came to FedExField in 2008 -- a Redskins' victory.

-- Redskins Blog provides video of last Friday's open practice session with Larry Michael, Voice of the Washington Redskins, giving some key updates on certain units and players.

-- CSN Washington's Rich Tandler on five players to keep an eye on tonight to include a three-time Pro Bowler.

-- One player that may be a focal point tonight and into the regular season is second-year cornerback David Amerson. Gruden has been impressed with the "swag" shown by the second-year player.

-- Could the kicking competition be decided in the next six days? One local reporter's take.

-- ESPN's John Keim with an updated 53-man roster projection, three early points he'll try to watch for tonight and his thoughts on the running backs in pass-protection.

-- The Washington Times' Zac Boyer with five keys to tonight's game to include the battle to secure the third running back role.

-- The Washington Post's Mike Jones on tonight serving as a progress monitor.


What's Trending In @Redskins Nation?

The #Redskins special teams revamp is hitting full stride. READ: http://t.co/q70oTWrNFR pic.twitter.com/qDF0pV9CGE — Washington Redskins (@Redskins) August 17, 2014

#Redskins FB Darrel Young's goal for tomorrow night is to "move the ball and score." WATCH: http://t.co/aPAU7mgxT0 pic.twitter.com/aad0dZUq5s — Washington Redskins (@Redskins) August 17, 2014

.@RyanKerrigan91 is "feeling fresh" heading into Monday night game against Browns. WATCH: http://t.co/HOQ6dSdv7t pic.twitter.com/wIEtjTa19M — Washington Redskins (@Redskins) August 17, 2014

#Redskins finish one-two in Purdue all-time defensive linemen poll. #HTTR. READ: http://t.co/1wh6mwX2so pic.twitter.com/Ft4kfKaNe8 — Washington Redskins (@Redskins) August 17, 2014

Get to know DE Stephen Bowen off the field in this week's edition of Meet the #Redskins. http://t.co/ocRP4DCcWA pic.twitter.com/xpMvsDi80X — Washington Redskins (@Redskins) August 17, 2014

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