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Washington Redskins Morning Clips: 12/4

A morning roundup of what the local and national media have to say about the Washington Redskins on Wednesday, December 4, 2013.


--Redskins third-year offensive lineman Maurice Hurt will learn today if he will be activated from the Physically Unable to Perform list, placed on injured reserve or released.

--A familiar foe, Chiefs head coach Andy Reid returns to FedEx Field as the Redskins prepare to play the Kansas City Chiefs on Sunday. The Chiefs are coming into Sunday's game on a three game losing streak and are 9-3 through 12 games.

--Despite upgrading FedEx Field's sod, according to quarterback Robert Griffin III and head coach Mike Shanahan there is an area of the field that needs to be changed. Griffin III slipped on a rubberized track near the back of the sidelines as he was running out of bounds.

--One reporter answers Redskins fan’s questions including what changes to expect to the Redskins roster this offseason.

--Redskins head coach Mike Shanahan comments on the controversial ending to the Redskins final drive. Shanahan spoke with vice president of officiating Dean Blandino on the phone on Monday and Shanahan said, "Obviously they made a mistake and you live with it."

--Despite a botched snap, Redskins head coach Mike Shanahan thought Sunday's game vs. the Giants was "the best game we had." The botched snap led to the Giants go-ahead touchdown to put the Giants up 24-17.

--Defensive lineman Chris Canty and safety Antrel Rolle express their concern for quarterback Robert Griffin III and how the amount of hits he takes that affects his health. Canty said, "I think it’s clear, and it’s apparent to all the players in the National Football League."

--Head coach Mike Shanahan explained what the Giants did to take away running back Alfred Morris. Morris had his lowest rushing output of the season (26 yards), 11 total carries and only two carries in the second half.

--An interview with Redskins fullback Darrel Young and how he likes to pull pranks and have fun with kids at charity events.

--Former Redskins player Brian Mitchell blames head coach Mike Shanahan for the team's struggles as well as for the three unsportsmanlike penalties the team had vs. the Giants.

--A look at head coach Mike Shanahan's future with the Redskins. During Shanahan's tenure the Redskins are 24-36 during the regular season and have a .400 winning percentage.

--A look at injuries to tight end Jordan Reed and Reed Doughty both who are battling concussion issues.

--Head coach Mike Shanahan believes his players will play at a high level despite being eliminated from the playoffs. Shanahan said, "You want to spoil somebody else’s year."

--One writer looks at the Redskins roster and looks to see if any roster moves should be made for the future of the franchise. The concern comes with players such as Josh Wilson and Brandon Meriweather who will be free agents next year continue to start while younger players sit.

--A snap count breakdown of the Redskins players vs. the Giants on Sunday night. The Redskins starting offensive line has played together on every snap this season.

--Redskins linebacker is producing big numbers in a contract year, Orakpo leads the team with 8.5 sacks and has had at least one sack in the past four games.

--A detailed look at quarterback Robert Griffin III's performance vs. the Giants on Sunday night. Griffin started well, completing his first 12 passes and had 39 yards on seven zone-read runs.

--A look at an column describes the way head coach Mike Shanahan has handled quarterback Robert Griffin III since last year's playoff game.

--How a radio station's weekly parody segment offends certain members of the Redskins staff.


What's Trending In @Redskins Nation?

1) #Redskins @TreyDeuces & Darrel Young talk w/ students at@FriendshipPCS about financial responsibility. #community

2) #Redskins waiter @RyanKerrigan91 raised $108,000 for#BlitzForTheBetter. Photos and story here

3) Five reasons you should VOTE #Redskins WR @PierreGarcon into the 2014 NFL Pro Bowl

4) DC's own @NFLJoshMorgan shows off his sandwich creation - the "JM Kickin' Chicken" - at @HarrisTeeter in Reston #HTTR

5) #Redskins WR @NFLJoshMorgan will be at at Reston@HarrisTeeter from 12-1pm to introduce the JM Kickin' Chicken Sandwich! Come try it out!




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