A morning roundup of what the local and national media have to say about the Washington Redskins on Monday, Feb. 1, 2016.
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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-- In his daily "Need To Know," CSN Mid-Atlantic's Rich Tandler provides five things the Redskins need to do before free agency starts.
-- CSN Mid-Atlantic's Tarik-El Bashir writes about the Redskins waiting on Jason Hatcher to determine his football future.
-- Brian Mitchell and Rob Carlin debate how long the contract extension the Redskins' offer to Kirk Cousins should be.
-- Tandler and El-Bashir got together to discuss the state of the Redskins' linebackers corps.
--* The Washington Times*' Anthony Gulizia reports that now in his second season, McCloughan has a better understanding of the Redskins' needs.
-- Gulizia also reports on McCloughan's chat with reporters, and how evaluating college quarterbacks remains in the Redskins' plans this offseason.
-- Sportscenter's Scott Van Pelt joined "The Sports Fix" on ESPN980 on Thursday to talk about the impending Super Bowl storylines and the Redskins.
-- ESPN's John Keim looks at the Redskins current quarterback situation for 2016 and how a possible new contract will bring heightened expectations for Cousins.
-- With three of their running backs set for free agency, Keim looks at the possibility of a vastly different running backs group for the Redskins in 2016.
-- The Richmond Times-Dispatch's Michael Phillips writes that the Redskins' lack of depth meant an uneven pass defense in 2015.
-- Phillips also handed out his 2015 Redskins season grades.
-- The Washington Post's Master Tesfatsion caught up with Redskins tight end Alex Smith to discuss his potential future in scouting.
-- 106.7 The Fan's Brian McNally provides five prospects who participated in the Senior Bowl that could be a fit for the Redskins.
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