A morning roundup of what the local and national media have to say about the Washington Redskins on Friday, May 31, 2013.
--The interior of the Redskins' offensive line took a hit this week as third-year guard Maurice Hurt underwent a procedure to clean up an ailing knee before training camp.
--Redskins RB Alfred Morris is all but the forgotten overnight success story in Washington, but his instantaeous success last season sets a high bar for his sophomore campaign.
--No contact is allowed during OTA practices, but that doesn't mean the media can't deliver hard-hitting questions after the fact. Good thing Redskins QB Robert Griffin III is as good at dodging questions as he is at dodging tacklers.
--While Robert Griffin III deals with physical limitations, he has time to sharpen his mental approach to the game heading into an important Year 2.
--Another beat reporter's Thursday practice notes here.
--What is the best cure for quarterback health anxietry? One Washington columnist prescribes a healthy dose of patience, and stay tuned for real news developments.
--Top Redskins WR Pierre Garcon made headlines with his lingering foot injury last season, but also had offseason work done to correct a shoulder problem. Talking to the media yesterday, he said he doesn’t anticipate problems with it moving forward.
--With a long-term injury like ACL reconstructive surgery, it's unusual to see week-to-week progress as we have with Redskins QB Robert Griffin III. A look at how he is ramping up his training regimen.
--Believe it or not, there are other injured players on the Redskins roster. After Thursday's OTA practice, head coach Mike Shanahan gave a full report,
--Although he may be relegated to rehab work on the sideline, Redskins QB Robert Griffin III remains integrated into every facet of the team's offseason program and has found ways to continue to jell with other injured players.
--What is the price of the rebuilding process in Washington? According to CSN Washington, Redskins head coach Mike Shanahan is the fourth highest paid coach in the NFL, and worth every penny.
--Whether it was the improved leg strength or some kicking coach named "Nacho," Redskins kick Kai Forbath is confident that his offseason preparation will help him improve his kickoffs this season.
--While fans can take relief in the short-term progress made by Redskins QB Robert Griffin III, there are long-term ramifications being calculated behind the scenes. Here's another take on the progress of Griffin III’s rehabilitation.
Top-5 Most Retweeted From @Redskins:
1) Washington Redskins posted a new YouTube video - Cheerleader Ashley A's Postcard from Beautiful Costa Rica! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dJUNSV0kths&feature=youtu.be
2) Griffin III says doctors cleared him to run this week and he ran two miles earlier this week. #HTTR
5) Griffin III says he will continue trying to "master the offense so I can beat teams with my mind." #HTTR