A morning roundup of what the local and national media have to say about the Washington Redskins on Friday, April 18, 2014.
All reports, rumors and conjecture are a reflection of the media conversation and are not endorsed or confirmed by the Washington Redskins.
-- Outside linebacker Brian Orakpo is still hoping that he and the Redskins can work something for him to be in Washington for the “long haul”.
-- One blogger takes a look at who the “winners and losers” on the Redskins team are with the addition of DeSean Jackson. Many players will look to benefit from having Jackson on the field.
-- Over the last 20 years for the Redskins, there have been many great performances, but one writer takes a look five of the best ones.
-- With a healthy Robert Griffin III surrounded by many weapons on offense, will he return to his old form in 2014?
-- Quarterback Robert Griffin III and new Redskins receiver DeSean Jackson spent some “bonding time” Thursday night when they went to dinner at a restaurant in Georgetown.
-- Defensive lineman Chris Baker expressed how happy he is to be back with Washington after playing well down the stretch last season.
-- In one of the latest mock drafts, the Redskins go offense and take offensive tackle Joel Bitonio out of Nevada.
-- With a lot of speedy players and a new offensive mind leading the team, what will Jay Gruden’s offense look like in 2014?
-- Quarterback Robert Griffin III has helped Bears cornerback Charles Tillman get a street named after him in their home town of Copperas Cove, Texas. Both players graduated from Copperas Cove High School and Griffin III already has a street named after him in the town.
-- The Redskins first preseason game against the New England Patriots has been announced and it will be played at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 7, at FedExField.
-- Former Washington tight end Chris Cooley said that RG3 “looks like another person” right now when he runs without his knee brace. Griffin has announced that he will play without the brace this season after using it all last year.
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