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Washington Redskins Morning Clips: 2/20

A morning roundup of what the local and national media have to say about the Washington Redskins on Friday, Feb. 20, 2015.

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


-- TV's Larry Michael got an exclusive interview with general manager Scot McCloughan, where he talked about some of his philosophies while at the NFL Combine. 

-- President Bruce Allen joined the Redskins' video podcast on Thursday, where he said McCloughan is "detail conscious."

-- During his press conference at the NFL Combine on Wednesday, Washington Redskins head coach Jay Gruden said that quarterback Robert Griffin III is the "No. 1 guy" heading into the 2015 season. 

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-- Over the next few weeks will provide a position-by-position look at who will be on the free agent market as it stands now. The most recent positional group to go under the microscope is the outside linebackers. While the Redskins return several of their outside linebackers from a season ago, three-time Pro Bowler Brian Orakpo is set to become a free agent. 

-- NFL Media Analyst Mike Mayock provides his top pass rushers and top running backs to watch this week at the NFL Combine. 

-- This week's "NFC East Intel" touches on the Eagles' possible draft plans and the franchise tag situations for both the Giants and Cowboys. 

-- The son of Pro Football Hall of Famer Russ Grimm, Redskins defensive quality coach Chad Grimm retraces his roots to the Washington, D.C., area. 

-- continues their "Mock Madness" with a roundup of what various media members think of the Redskins' fifth-overall pick. 

-- Former Redskin Matt Bowen talked about his time with the team and what practices were like under Joe Gibbs. 

-- Take a look at some of the combine records set over the years. Think any of them will be broken this year? 

-- We've all heard the stories about strange combine interviews. Well, Ryan Kerrigan lets you know of one he went through when he was a prospect four years ago. 

-- A staple of the NFL Combine, now you can take your own Wonderlic Test

-- Ryan Clark on Wednesday announced his retirement from the NFL. Clark had two stints with the Redskins during his career, most recently this past season in which he appeared in all 16 games. 

-- Wide receiver DeSean Jackson has been putting in some work this offseason, as evident by this Instagram photo

-- While chatting with the media, Gruden brought up a pretty good story about new defensive line coach Robb Akey, and how he was so excited during his interview that he threw around chairs and trash cans. 

--'s Rich Tandler wonders if the Redskins will take a wide receiver in this year's draft. Last year, they took Tulane product Ryan Grant in the fifth-round. 

--'s Tarik El-Bashir reviews running back Chris Thompson's limited action in 2014 and analysis the potential for a breakout season in 2015. 

--'s John Keim dissects Allen's interview with Sirus XM Radio. Allen said there may be additional changes before the season starts. 

-- Keim goes a little but deeper into Mayock's thoughts about this year's draft

--The Washington Post's Rick Snider provides five players to keep an eye on during the NFL Combine. 

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