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.
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