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Washington Redskins Morning Clips: 11/22

A morning roundup of what the local and national media have to say about the Washington Redskins on Friday, November 22, 2013.


--One reporter describes the Redskins locker room environment and the relationship between quarterback Robert Griffin III and the Redskins coaching staff.

--Left Tackle Trent Williams explains that he did not use a racial slur against an NFL official. Williams complained of an official on the field using profanities during the Redskins-Eagles game.

--Redskins receiver Leonard Hankerson underwent knee surgery on Thursday for damage to his anterior cruciate ligament and his lateral collateral ligament in his left knee.

--After Thursday's press conference offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan doesn't agree with quarterback Robert Griffin III's assessment of  the Eagles defense but reassures the media that he had no problems with what he said.

--Defensive coordinator Jim Haslett explains what happened on a 49-yard catch by Eagles running back LeSean McCoy. Haslett said, "We did have a blown assignment on it on that play."

--Veteran linebacker London Fletcher hasn't made a decision as to if he will retire after this season. Fletcher is 38 years old and this is his 16th NFL season and he is on pace for 110 tackles which would be his lowest total in 12 seasons.

--Another promotion to the 53-man roster comes with receiver Lance Lewis who was added from the practice squad. Lewis was promoted due to the season ending ACL and LCL injuries to Leonard Hankerson.

--Former Redskins tight end Chris Cooley has some advice for current Redskins players. Cooley said, "I think if you want to be here, you better find a way to get along with Robert Griffin III."

--Offensive lineman Joe Jacoby has been named a semi-finalist for the Pro Football Hall of Fame. Jacoby played for the Redskins between 1981 and 1993 and was a member of the "Hogs" offensive lines.

--Former NFL coach and current ESPN analyst Jon Gruden gives his opinion on quarterback Robert Griffin III. Gruden describes how in consecutive weeks vs. the Vikings and Eagles the Redskins have had opportunities to win/tie the game in their final drive and have turned the ball over both times.

--How a new taxi app offered by Hailo can get you a ride with some of the "First Ladies of Football." For two hours on Sunday, Redskins cheerleaders will be in Hailo's taxis and win Hailo credits by correctly answering Redskins trivia questions.

--San Francisco 49ers tight end Vernon Davis looks to beat his childhood team on Monday night. Davis is from Maryland and grew up rooting for the Redskins; Davis said, "I was all about the Redskins."

--Rookie tight end Jordan Reed sat out of practice for a second consecutive day and his status for Monday's game is still unknown. Reed suffered a concussion vs. the Eagles last week and hopes to practice today.

--Redskins receivers Pierre Garcon and Santana Moss look to put questions about a divided locker room behind them and focus on football. Moss said, "You cant let people on the outside try to bring your shine down."

--One reporter looks at the injuries from Sunday’s game vs. the Eagles and how they will impact the team. Receiver Leonard Hankerson, tight end Jordan Reed and defensive lineman Stephen Bowen all had injuries that caused them to leave the game.

--A look at where the Redskins should spend their money this offseason. The Redskins were under a salary cap restriction over the past two seasons.

--A look at the 49ers and storylines that surround the team as it prepares to play the Redskins on Monday night. One storyline to watch for is the lack of a passing offense, the 49ers have had a total of 161 yards passing in their last two games.

--Michael Wilbon commented on the recent controversy with Redskins players and their post game comments on ESPN 980 on Wednesday. Dan Steinberg and Lindsay Applebaum join the discussion on how the Redskins and their fans are reacting to the recent "drama."

--A writer for the Washington Post discusses the use of racial slurs in sports and how he feels about the parody about what is offensive to certain people and what is not.


What's Trending In @Redskins Nation?

2) Kyle on @RGIII: "I think it's part of the process of making him great. I don't think you can be great unless you've gone through adversity."

3) In 2011, RB @royhelujr29 had 1st career start vs. SF, set #Redskins record with 14 rec:  #HTTR

4) Shanahan: WR @HankTime85 has ACL and LCL surgery today. ACL was not known until surgeons went in there.

5) #Redskins OC Kyle Shanahan expects TE Fred Davis' hard work to pay off on Monday Night Football: #HTTR




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