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Washington Redskins Morning Clips: 3/1


A morning roundup of what the local and national media have to say about the Washington Redskins on Tuesday, March 1, 2016.

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


-- In his daily "Need To Know," CSN Mid-Atlantic's Rich Tandler thinks these five players need to step up their play in 2016.

-- CSN Mid-Atlantic's Tarik El-Bashir and Tandler believe that if Junior Galette returns to the team, then they could have a strong group of outside linebackers.

-- If Kirk Cousins receives the franchise tag, it will be the first time a quarterback has gotten it since Drew Brees in 2012, CSN Mid-Atlantic's Peter Hailey writes.

-- ESPN's John Keim writes about the Redskins needing to make a decision before today's franchise tag deadline.

-- Keim looks at the potential pros and cons of giving Cousins the tag.

-- Keim says Alabama's A'Shawn Robinson has an imposing presence that is backed up by an impressive history on the field.

-- The Washington Times' Anthony Guilizia writes that Clemson's Mackensie Alexander is confident he'll end up being the best cornerback in the draft.

-- The Washington Post's Mike Jones reports that Galette has fired his agent.

-- The Washington Post's Rick Snider believes the Redskins should target these five free agents.

-- Jones also believes that this year's draft is strong in positions where the Redskins need help

-- wonders if the Redskins are already set at safety.

--'s John Breech wonders if the Redskins are offering enough to Cousins.

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