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Washington Redskins Morning Clips: 1/30

A morning roundup of what the local and national media have to say about the Washington Redskins on Friday, Jan. 30, 2015.

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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The Washington Redskins announced the hiring of Matt Cavanaugh as the team's quarterbacks coach on Wednesday, Jan. 28, 2015. Take a look back at his career through photos.

-- Redskins.com continues their "Mock Madness" with a roundup of what various media members think of the Redskins' fifth-overall pick. Also on Redskins.com is an article looking at ESPN.com's Todd McShay's thoughts on defensive end Shane Ray going to the Redskins.

-- Quarterback Robert Griffin III on Wednesday joined ESPN 980 where he said of all of the moves happening at Redskins Park, "everything that they're doing is helping us be a long-time winner."

-- The Redskins announced on Wednesday another addition to the coaching staff, as Matt Cavanaugh, quarterbacks coach, comes to Washington with more than 30 years of NFL experience. The Redskins Blog has a look at his playing career, as he was an NFL quarterback for 13 seasons before getting into the coaching side of things.

-- Check out Redskins.com's Radio Row hub with all of the Redskins Radio interviews out in Arizona.

-- Defensive coordinator Joe Berry was on "Redskins Nation" the other day and explained his reasoning behind continuing to use the 3-4 scheme.

-- The Redskins announced on Tuesday two additions to the coaching staff -- Perry Fewell as defensive backs coach and Mike Clark as head strength and conditioning coach. The Redskins Blog has more on Fewell's career.

-- While he's already has speed in his arsenal, running back Chris Thompson said he wants to use the offseason to "get quicker" among other things. In 2014, he appeared in just two games, but recorded a touchdown on his first-career touch.

-- Falcons running back Steven Jackson tweeted out his appreciation for all of the running backs who have won Super Bowl MVP over the years, and, of course, John Riggins was one of the most talked about players.

-- The Redskins Blog remembers the Redskins' Super Bowl XXVI victory over the Buffalo Bills, which took place 23 years ago Monday.

-- Charlie Brown is in Arizona this week for the Super Bowl, and he recalled the team's victory over the Miami Dolphins in Super Bowl XVII where he recorded the final touchdown.

-- We're sure there were a lot of laughs following this photo of linebacker Keenan Robinson and comedian Kevin Hart.

-- Former Redskins Chris Samuels was named Osbourn High School's new head football coach. Osbourn is located in Manassas, Va.

-- CSNWashington.com's Rich Tandler believes safety should be the top priority in free agency, and, depending on roster moves, writes that the Redskins could be one of the youngest teams in 2015.

-- Tandler also had a look at some of general manager Scot McCloughan's drafts with the 49ers.

-- Tandler and El-Bashir debate whether the Redskins should bring quarterback Colt McCoy back in 2015.

-- While the special teams unit for the Redskins improved during the 2014 season Tandler writes that there is still room for improvement.

-- Several Chargers coaches are excited for their former colleague Joe Barry, who was named the Redskins' defensive coordinator this week.

-- Former Redskins quarterback Mark Brunell talked about Cavanugh's abilities, saying a coach with talents like his is very hard to find in the NFL. Brunell played under Cavanugh when both were with the Jets.

-- Keim over the next week is going to compare the Redskins' current roster, and how it was built, to that of the current Super Bowl teams of Seattle and New England. Up first, was the offensive lines. Today it is a look at how all three teams have approached free agency in recent seasons.


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