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Washington Redskins Morning Clips: 2/24

A morning roundup of what the local and national media have to say about the Washington Redskins on Monday, February 24, 2013.

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


--A look at some of the best available free agent defensive linemen from around the league as well as which ones would be the best fit for the Redskins next season.

--With Brian Orakpo being a top priority for the Redskins this offseason, one writer asks; should he be? Last season Orakpo finished with 10 sacks, 43 tackles, and an interception returned for a touchdown.

--After two great seasons in the NFL, running back Alfred Morris has had many solid performances, but none better than his top five.

--General manager Bruce Allen told reporters at the NFL combine that the Redskins are looking for a certain characteristic in players they bring to Washington; mental toughness.

--One Redskins insider tells why keeping quarterback on the roster won't cause issues for the team. Trade rumors have surrounded the quarterback over the last month.

--With the NFL combine continuing into Tuesday, new Redskins personnel executive Doug Williams is assisting by evaluating players and sitting in on all player interviews.

--After some criticism for retaining defensive coordinator Jim Haslett, head coach Jay Gruden explains his reasoning for making that decision.

--Head coach Jay Gruden spoke about quarterback Robert Griffin III during his press conference at the NFL combine in Indianapolis over the weekend; “He’s a good, solid leader, and he’s excited to get to work.”

--With the Redskins sitting in the 34th spot for the NFL draft, one writer looks at the last five players taken at that position.

--Redskins head coach Jay Gruden speaks on what his favorite thing to do as a coach is.

--One NFL expert addresses Redskins topics including offensive and defensive needs.

--The Redskins and soon to be free agent linebacker Brian Orakpo have not yet reached an agreement but are continuing talks.


What's Trending In @Redskins Nation?

1) Congrats to @DaleJr for #Daytona500 win! Your #88 car and ours,@PierreGarcon, do great things with speed and power.

2) Dale Jr on #Redskins: "There is nothing like winning a race. There is something that's close."

3) Michael Sam: "I just want to do what I love to do, and that's play football."

4) The 34th pick of 2014 NFL Draft will perform on this field this week. Play GM: who will it be? #HTTR

5) The Redskins Kids Club Mini-Combine is underway in the bubble at Redskins Park! #HTTR




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