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Washington Redskins Morning Clips: 1/31

A morning roundup of what the local and national media have to say about the Washington Redskins on Friday, January 31, 2013.

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


--Why Redskins receiver Pierre Garcon is not surprised by Peyton Manning’s successful comeback. Garcon played four seasons in Indianapolis, three of which were with Manning on the field.

--One writer looks at five safeties in the NFL draft that the Redskins could possibly target to play for the burgundy and gold next season.

--One question that is being asked is if quarterback Robert Griffin III should get more carries near the goal line under Jay Gruden. Zero of Griffin's 83 carries came within seven yards of the goal line this past season.

--According to reports, former Redskins offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan is a "long shot" for the same position in Cleveland after the meeting “did not go as planned.”

--Two reporters examine what the Washington Redskins should do at right tackle and how they can upgrade the position for the years ahead.

--Broncos' cornerback Champ Bailey offered some advice to Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III, saying “Let your game speak for itself.” Bailey played in Washington from 1999 until 2003 and will be playing in his first Super Bowl this Sunday with the Denver Broncos.

--A blogger looks at what positions the Redskins need to upgrade on the defensive side of the ball and who they should bring back in order to keep some of their defense intact.

--Former Redskin John Riggins spoke on what he remembers from his chat with coach Joe Gibbs before the Redskins played in Super Bowl XVII.

--After a rough season for the Redskins and quarterback Robert Griffin III, Griffin’s jersey sales took a hit, but just how much? Griffin's jersey broke records for sales on during his rookie season.

--One writer catches up with former Washington kicker Mark Moseley and discusses different topics including how playing football prepared him for life in the business world.

--With middle linebacker London Fletcher now retired, one article looks at 8 top options the Redskins have for filling the hole left in the middle of the field.

--Why Hall of Fame quarterback Jim Kelly is pulling for quarterback Robert Griffin III to succeed moving forward and what he said about Griffin as an athlete and person.

--A look at what DeMaurice Smith of the NFLPA said about the NFL, the Washington Redskins, and what the two organizations should do involving the Redskins nickname.


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