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Washington Redskins Morning Clips: 2/11


A morning roundup of what the local and national media have to say about the Washington Redskins on Thursday, Feb. 11, 2016.

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


-- In his daily "Need To Know," CSN Mid-Atlantic's Rich Tandler looks into the reasons why the team is yet to make a decision on quarterback Robert Griffin III's future in D.C.

-- After an improbable rise, CSN Mid-Atlantic's Tarik El-Bashir wonders if wide receiver-turned cornerback Quinton Dunbar can keep improving in 2016 and beyond.

-- Tandler found that the Redskins' defense was great at forcing fumbles in 2015 — leading the league in that category — but mostly wasn't able to take advantage of those opportunities.

-- El-Bashir and his colleague Tandler dive into how Redskins general manager Scot McCloughan could address the Redskins' run game this offseason.

--'s John Keim joined ESPN980's The Fix on Wednesday to discuss a multitude of Redskins topics, such as Griffin III, quarterback Kirk Cousins and what he feels the team will do in free agency.

-- *The Washington Times' *Anthony Gulizia caught up with Redskins cornerback Chris Culliver, who says he's "always doing something every day" to recover from a late-season knee injury.

--'s John Keim explores the possibility of defensive end Jason Hatcher, who had expressed an interest in retiring, coming back to the team in 2016.

-- On his own website, Keim writes that outside linebacker Preston Smith finished strong "with more room for growth" in 2015.

-- Keim writes that recent quarterback deals across the league shows difficulty in asserting Cousins' value if he were to re-sign with the Redskins this offseason.

-- The Washington Post's Mark Bullock takes a deeper look at the possible free agent fits for the Redskins this offseason, including those who are obvious and those who might be considered under the radar.

-- The Washington Post's Mike Jones writes about running back Matt Jones and whether he's ready to shoulder the load of being a starter in his second year in the league in 2016.

-- The Washington Post's Master Tesfatsion wonders if cornerback Chris Culliver can make a full recovery after tearing ligaments in his right knee in November.

--'s Bucky Brooks gives the Redskins' rookies an "A-" for their performance in the 2015 season, the best mark in the NFC East.

-- continues its 2016 draft profiles with looks at wide receiver Nelson Spruce and quarterback Brandon Doughty.

-- Former Redskins defensive end Fred Stokes was a guest speaker at the Vidalia Onion Committee's annual awards banquet.

-- The *Monroe News Star *conducted a Q&A with Redskins outside linebacker Houston Bates.

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