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Washington Redskins Morning Clips: 2/3

A morning roundup of what the local and national media have to say about the Washington Redskins on Tuesday, Feb. 3, 2015.

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

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-- Redskins.com continues their "Mock Madness" with a roundup of what various media members think of the Redskins' fifth-overall pick. The most recent mock draft that was dissected was CBSSports.com's Dane Brugler, who has Florida product Dante Fowler going to the Redskins. A defensive end in college, Fowler is seen as an outside linebacker in the NFL.

The Washington Redskins announced the hiring of Robb Akey as the team's defensive line coach on Monday, Feb. 2, 2015. Take a look back at his career through photos.

-- The Redskins announced on Monday that former Idaho head coach Robb Akey is the team's new defensive line coach. The Redskins Blog has more on his team as a college coach.

-- As a player and as a coach, Matt Cavanugh's NFL experience spans three decades. Get a scoop on his entire career here.

-- Beyond the gridiron. Redskins players over the last few weeks have been overseas, spending time at military bases and seeing how active duty lives and works in other countries.

-- Defensive backs coach Perry Fewell has been in football for quite some time, as he's worked as either a positional coach or defensive coordinator every NFL year since 1998.

-- For fullback Darrel Young, who recorded a career-high in touchdowns during the 2014 season, it's not about individual accomplishments. He wants to win games.

-- On Saturday evening, the Redskins contingent attending this year's Super Bowl — including team owner Dan Snyder, Robert Rothman and Fred Smith of the Redskins' ownership group, and team President Bruce Allengot a chance to meet the Super Bowl Five and snap a photo, which you can see above.

-- Yesterday marked the seven-year anniversary that both cornerback Darrell Green and wide receiver Art Monk were elected to the Pro Football Hall of Fame.

-- Defensive coordinator Joe Berry was on "Redskins Nation" last week and explained his reasoning behind continuing to use the 3-4 scheme.

-- While he's already has speed in his arsenal, running back Chris Thompson said he wants to use the offseason to "get quicker" among other things. In 2014, he appeared in just two games, but recorded a touchdown on his first-career touch.

-- CSNWashington.com's Rich Tandler on how new general manager Scot McCloughan may handle free agency.

-- Tandler and El-Bashir debate whether the Redskins should bring linebacker Brian Orakpo back in 2015.

-- Former Redskins quarterback Mark Brunell talked about Matt Cavanugh's abilities, saying a coach with talents like his is very hard to find in the NFL. Brunell played under Cavanugh when both were with the Jets.

-- ESPN.com's John Keim has a look at some of the Redskins entering the latter stages of their contracts, and what it would mean if those players were either kept or released.


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