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Washington Redskins Morning Clips: 5/17


A morning roundup of what the local and national media have to say about the Washington Redskins on Tuesday, May 17, 2016.

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


-- CSN Mid-Atlantic's Rich Tandler writes about the "light turning on" for second-year linebacker Preston Smith.

-- In previewing the roster, Tandler also thinks the Redskins are set with their starting tackles for quite some time.

-- CSN Mid-Atlantic's Tarik El-Bashir provides Jay Gruden's comments about Jordan Reed's contract extension as a message of what it can do for other players on the team in the future.

-- ESPN's John Keim writes about Su'a Cravens comments about Sean Taylor "changed the culture of football."

-- Keim also spoke with Redskins general manager Scot McCloughan about how he wants Kirk Cousins remaining with the Redskins for years to come.

-- The Washington Post's Master Tesfatsion provides more details on the Redskins' four newest signings.

-- The Washington Post's Mike Jones is reporting the Redskins have released wide receiver Andre Roberts.

-- Jones also writes about how the contract talks with Cousins remain optimistic.

-- The Richmond Times-Dispatch's Michael Phillips says that entering his second season, center Austin Reiter is ready to compete for a roster spot.

-- The Richmond Times-Dispatch's Paul Woody thinks Sudfeld will be an asset to the Redskins both on and off the field.

--'s Rick Snider thinks Redskins head coach Jay Gruden has a new confidence to him.

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