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Washington Redskins Morning Clips: 2/23

A morning roundup of what the local and national media have to say about the Washington Redskins on Monday, Feb. 23, 2015.

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


-- ESPN's Chris Mortensen told that the offseason hiring of new general manager Scot McCloughan was one of the best moves in the NFL over the last few seasons. "Scot is well-known as a terrific talent evaluator, and it's not just the talent evaluators in the first round guys, but it's across the board," Mortensen said.

-- 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 tight ends. While the Redskins return Jordan Reed for a third season, Niles Paul 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. 

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

-- NASCAR drivers Dale Earnhardt Jr. and Denny Hamlin each had strong finishes at the Daytona 500. 

-- Linebacker Keenan Robinson is set to get married this weekend. 

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

-- 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. 

-- While chatting with the media at the combine, 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 with three possible dark horse names for the No. 5 pick. 

--'s Tarik El-Bashir reviews linebacker Ryan Kerrigan's play during the 2014 season and what could be in store for the Purdue product in 2015. 

--'s John Keim on how Oregon quarterback Marcus Mariota's strong showing at the NFL Combine could help the Redskins if they elect to move from the No. 5 pick. 

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

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