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Washington Redskins Morning Clips: 12/26

A morning roundup of what the local and national media have to say about the Washington Redskins on Wednesday, December 26, 2013.


--Washington Redskins head coach comments on the condition of FedExField and if it should be changed to an artificial surface.

--Redskins linebacker Brian Orakpo was limited in Tuesday’s practice due to a groin injury. Orakpo said, "If I feel good, I’m going to try to give it a go."

--Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo's injury surprised Redskins head coach Mike Shanahan. Shanahan said, "I had no idea, I thought it was his ankle."

--Quarterback Kirk Cousins feels good about his three starts in his NFL career and that he has made improvements. Cousins has suffered back to back one point losses and has thrown for 578 in the past two games.

--Redskins head coach Mike Shanahan tells the media that he has not discussed his job with his players. Shanahan will speak with owner Dan Snyder at the end of the season to discuss his future with the team.

--A look at potential head coaches that might be available, and what to expect from a new coach moving forward.

--An inspirational story of Redskins running back Jawan Jamison and how Jamison is driven by his mothers passion for her son.

--The Washington Redskins must prepare for an interesting offseason where 22 players will be free agents after Sunday's game vs. the Giants. The Redskins will reportedly have approximately $25 million to spend this offseason to address team needs.

--As the offseason approaches one potential new head coach Art Briles has been mentioned as the next Redskins head coach. Briles was quarterback Robert Griffin III's coach in collage at Baylor University.

--The state of the Redskins in Week 17 including offensive and defensive MVPs and the Redskins rankings around the league.

--A look at potential draft prospects during the Hawaii Bowl which includes a matchup between Boise State and Oregon State. One writer feels that Boise State's left tackle Charles Leno Jr. is the teams best draft prospect.

--Five storylines to watch for as the Redskins prepare to play the Giants on Sunday including how wide receiver Pierre Garcon's play brings smiles to Redskins fans faces. Garcon has broken Art Monk's franchise record for receptions in a season and looks to add to his 107 catches vs. the Giants.

--How Redskins kicker Kai Forbath plans to end his second season the right way with a strong finish vs. the Giants. Forbath had a rough start to the 2013 season due to injury early in the season but made three field goals vs. the Cowboys last week.

--Redskins linebacker Brian Orakpo's take on the potential offseason moves the Redskins will make after their final game vs. the Giants. Orakpo said, "This is a situation where a lot of guys are on one-year deals or whatever the case may be. Things change year after year."

--Five questions that face the Redskins before the Redskins-Giants game on Sunday including if Sunday's game will be Mike Shanahan's last as the Redskins coach.


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