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Washington Redskins Morning Clips: 2/18

A morning roundup of what the local and national media have to say about the Washington Redskins on Tuesday, February 18, 2013.

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


--Five of the top performing Redskins in 2013 including what they did for the team last year.

--Many questions surround free agent Brian Orakpo this offseason. One blogger explains why giving Orakpo the franchise tag is the better option for the Redskins.

--Defensive coordinator Jim Haslett sat down with a reporter to talk about quarterback 's leadership and what it does for the team inside the locker room. 

--As 28 year old wide receiver Josh Morgan is coming off his career low in yards, a writer wonders if it is time to move on.

--Former quarterbacks' coach Matt LaFleur believes that Robert Griffin III will play faster this coming season due to being able to focus solely on football and not his knee.

--Looking at which parts of the Redskins offensive line require the most attention this offseason as well as a list of top free agents that could come in a fill some of the holes.

--The NFL scouting combine will begin later this week and will give GM Bruce Allen and head coach Jay Gruden a chance to start ‘shaping the Redskins future.’

--A Redskins' mock draft that has free safety Calvin Pryor from Louisville falling to the 34th pick for Washington.

--With depth needed on the offensive line, a writer breaks down which free agents would be the best fit at offensive tackle in Washington under Jay Gruden.

--The Redskins are looking for help at receiver with the NFL draft quickly approaching. One possibility at the 34th pick could be wide receiver Brandin Cooks from Oregon State.

--Yesterday was the first day NFL teams can place the franchise tag on players. One writer looks at the tag options the Redskins have with linebacker Brian Orakpo.

--A look at why quarterback Kirk Cousins will not be traded this offseason and how Cousins is more valuable as a backup for the Redskins than a draft pick.

--One blogger examines six potential trade scenarios for the Redskins this offseason.

--According to reports, the Redskins and cornerback DeAngelo Hall have made progress on a deal that would bring him back for his seventh season with the team.

--With many players on the defense becoming free agents, one writer looks at whether the Redskins should re-sign linebackers Rob Jackson and Darryl Tapp.

--One former Redskin worked with NFL recently on the Michael Sam announcement. Wade Davis last played for the Redskins in 2003 and is currently a gay rights activist.


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