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Washington Redskins Morning Clips: 5/5

A morning roundup of what the local and national media have to say about the Washington Redskins on Monday, May 5, 2014.

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


-- With Chip Kelly coming into his second year with Philadelphia, will the Eagles be able to repeat as NFC East champions, or can the Redskins take back the title for the second time in three years?

-- With the NFL Draft only days away, will the tight end talent be too much to pass up when the Redskins select at the 34th spot?

-- A quick look at some top college talent that may still be available when the Redskins select in the second round of the draft which, begins Thursday night.

-- After picking up outside linebacker Ryan Kerrigan's fifth-year option, will it help the Redskins work out a long-term deal with Kerrigan in the near future?

-- One possibility for the Redskins with their first pick of the draft is offensive tackle Joel Bitonio from Nevada, who has the potential to be an immediate starter and an immediate upgrade for the offensive line, some believe. 

-- Despite having microfracture surgery last year, defensive lineman Stephen Bowen![](/team/roster/stephen-bowen/598e6ea2-c50f-4adb-9a6f-fd083f487d45/ "Stephen Bowen") reportedly remains a part of the Redskins plans moving forward into 2014.

-- A quick look at a list of fans' questions from Twitter, including some people wondering if any surprise veteran cuts are coming for the Redskins.

-- ESPN draft analyst Todd McShay likes the Washington Redskins taking linebacker Chris Borland from Wisconsin as well as tackle Jack Mewport from Ohio State in the third round.

-- One insider answers fans’ questions, such as the status of Jordan Reed's health and how well quarterback Robert Griffin III reads defenses.

-- A look at Deone Bucannon, safety from Washington State, as a potential pick for the Washington Redskins this week.

-- Many teams, including the Washington Redskins, reportedly seem to be interested in 5-9 wide receiver Nathen Slaughter from West Texas A&M. Slaughter ran a 4.34 40-yard dash at his Pro Day.

What's Trending In @Redskins Nation?

1) BREAKING: The #Redskins have exercised OLB @RyanKerrigan91's fifth-year option, keeping him with the team through the 2015 season.

2) FULL STORY: #Redskins exercise fifth-year option on OLB Ryan Kerrigan (@RyanKerrigan91):

3) #HappyBirthday @PR56! Redskins Nation, RT to wish the LB well on his special day.

4) .@RyanKerrigan91 dances with Addy, 5, who had her dream of becoming a pop star come true thanks to @WishMid...

5) Congrats to @DennyHamlin and @JoeGibbsRacing for their victory at Talladega Superspeedway earlier today!




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