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Washington Redskins Morning Clips: 3/5

A morning roundup of what the local and national media have to say about the Washington Redskins on Wednesday, March 5, 2013.

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


--The Washington Redskins have decided to release defensive end Adam Carriker, punter Sav Rocca, and three other players to make more salary cap room.

--With linebacker Brian Orakpo back in the burgundy and gold, the pressure will now be on defensive coordinator Jim Haslett to get the defense back on track.

--One blogger explains the issues that come with the tagging of Brian Orakpo when trying to work out a long term deal with the linebacker.

--After NFL commissioner Roger Goodell said that the extra point was becoming 'automatic,' the league is now discussing the possibility of moving the extra point back to the 25 yard line.

--A writer discusses the difference in tagging Brian Orakpo as a linebacker versus as a defensive end, as well as where on the field Orakpo could possibly play in 2014.

--A writer answers questions from fans about the Redskins including the details of the franchise tag and what free agents the team is looking to target.

--Since the NFL franchise tag only locks up Brian Orakpo for one year, the linebacker could possibly hold out until he gets a long term deal from the Redskins.

--Looking at five storylines that Redskins fans should follow leading up to free agency.

--One insider examines inside linebackers as an offseason need for the Redskins. With inside linebacker London Fletcher now retired, Washington needs someone to fill the hole in the middle of the field.

--As things begin to pick back up with the NFL, one insider gives an ‘offseason blueprint’ for the Washington Redskins.

--Six offseason moves that the Redskins should avoid making in 2014 including the signing of wide receiver Eric Decker.

--Listing the ‘pros and cons’ of each free agent target that the Redskins are believed to be interested in.


What's Trending In @Redskins Nation?

1) BREAKING: The #Redskins have terminated vested veterans DL Adam Carriker and P Sav Rocca. More information to come on

2) HC Jay Gruden turns 47 today! RT to help us wish him#HappyBirthday

3) Good deed for the day: LS @NickSundberg dropped off cases of@girlscouts cookies before morning workout. Thanks 57.

4) The #Redskins react to @rak98 receiving the franchise tag #HTTR

5) More information on #Redskins Tuesday roster moves here




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