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Washington Redskins Morning Clips: 1/27


A morning roundup of what the local and national media have to say about the Washington Redskins on Wednesday, Jan. 27, 2016.

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


-- In his daily "Need To Know," CSN Mid-Atlantic's Rich Tandler looks at five "salary cap bargains" for the Redskins this offseason.

-- CSN Mid-Atlantic's Rob Carlin and Brian Mitchell discuss quarterback Kirk Cousins' Pro Bowl "snub."

-- CSN also caught up with safety Duke Ihenacho, who, after spending Weeks 2-17 of the season on IR is excited about the team's future.

-- Tandler writes that the contract extension given to tight end Zach Ertz by the Philadelphia Eagles gives the Redskins some guidance about a potential new deal for Jordan Reed.

-- Tandler and respected colleague Tarik El-Bashir hand out their 2015 Redskins Offensive Player of the Year award.

--* The Washington Post*'s Mike Jones, in his Redskins mailbag, discusses Reed's future and the impact of a long-term deal for Cousins.

-- Scott Allen of* The Washington Post *says "Kirk Cousins got snubbed because the Pro Bowl selection process is a joke."

-- The Redskins found a kicker in 2015, but still have improvements to make with their return units, The Richmond Times-Dispatch's Michael Phillips writes.

-- The Chicago Bears have hired Richard Hightower as an assistant special teams coach. Hightower served in that role with the Redskins from 2010-13.**

-- The Redskins have 30-to-1 odds to win Super Bowl 51.**

-- The 1991 Redskins Super Bowl squad advanced in's "Ultimate 50," which puts the 49 Super Bowl champions against each other. With help from Strat-O-Matic, the Redskins defeated the 2005 Pittsburgh Steelers, 20-12.*

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