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Washington Redskins Morning Clips: 2/16


A morning roundup of what the local and national media have to say about the Washington Redskins on Tuesday, Feb. 16, 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 writes that the Redskins can use their franchise tag starting today.

-- CSN Mid-Atlantic's Tarik El-Bashir looks at the possibility of Spencer Long taking another step up and remaining a starter in 2016.

-- Tandler also wonders if the Redskins can make strides in both their red zone offense and on third downs in 2016.

-- Tandler also looks into whether the Redskins should make improvements in the middle of their offensive line.

-- ESPN's John Keim thinks that Redskins rookie wide receiver Jamison Crowder can be a bigger threat in his second season.

-- ESPN's Bill Barnwell thinks the Redskins should make these five moves during the offseason including signing a free agent linebacker from the Broncos.

-- Keim also writes that he believes Redskins general manager Scot McCloughan will remain consistent with his free agency approach.

-- While Matt Jones flashed a lot during his rookie season, he'll need to show more to become the Redskins' top running back, Keim writes.

-- *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.

-- 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 Master Tesfatson looks into whether the Redskins should bring back DeSean Jackson.

-- Tesfatsion also wonders if running back Matt Jones will be able to shoulder the load in the backfield for 2016.

--'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 by diving into the career and pros of Houston linebacker Elandon Roberts.

-- CBSDC's Bryan Frantz believes that soon-to-be free agent Matt Forte is a great fit for the Redskins.

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