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Washington Redskins Morning Clips: 2/10

A morning roundup of what the local and national media have to say about the Washington Redskins on Tuesday, Feb. 10, 2015.

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


-- on Monday released its top 25 free agents list, and among them is three-time Pro Bowl Brian Orakpo. 

-- Here's a recap of who various media members are picking for the four NFC East teams in the first-round of the upcoming NFL Draft. 

-- continues their "Mock Madness" with a roundup of what various media members think of the Redskins' fifth-overall pick. Last Wednesday we looked at's Charlie Campbell's mock selection of Stanford tackle Andrus Peat. 

-- The flag the flies about Redskins Park in Loudoun County, Va., will be at half-staff today in honor of Ed Sabol. Sabol, founder of NFL Flims, passed away Monday at the age of 98.

--Former Washington Redskins quarterback Joe Theismann was the keynote speaker for this past weekend's Biletnikoff Award Banquet. This year's winner was University of Alabama wide receiver Amari Cooper. 

-- Quarterback Robert Griffin III is hosting "Salute To Fitness" back home in Waco, Texas in early March. The event, which is open to children and adults, will promote healthy eating an living an active lifestyle. 

-- The Redskins Blog over the weekend had a look at Pro Football Hall of Fame head coach Vince Lombardi's lone season as the Redskins' head coach. Lombardi guided Washington to a 7-5-1 record in 1969, but passed away just a few weeks before the 1970 season. 

--'s Rich Tandler predicts some of what new general manager Scot McCloughan may be looking for at this year's NFL Combine. 

--'s Tarik El-Bashir says safety Phillip Thomas is under pressure as the offseason gets into full swing. Thomas made a handful of starts during the 2014 season after spending the first part of the season on the practice squad. 

--'s John Keim has a look at some of the Redskins entering the latter stages of their contracts, and what it would mean if those players were either kept or released. 

-- Keim also reviews the current state of the running back corps, and, if needed, what players that may pursue in free agency to add some versatility.  

-- has a complete list of free agents for all of the NFC East. 

-- The Washington Post's Liz Clark on the future of safety Brandon Meriweather and whether bringing him back will benefit the Redskins. 

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