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Washington Redskins Morning Clips: 5/8

A morning roundup of what the local and national media have to say about the Washington Redskins on Thursday, May 8, 2014.

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


-- The team announced Wednesday that safety Tanard Jackson has re-signed with the Redskins. -- Although GM Bruce Allen said the Redskins have not yet heard from other teams about a trade for quarterback Kirk Cousins, things could reportedly heat up when the draft begins on Thursday night.
-- After a tough season for the special teams unit, GM Bruce Allen acknowledged that there is an increased focus on special teams around Redskins Park.
-- The Redskins are looking to target players with good work ethic in this year's draft and want to bring in players that are dedicated to the game of football.
-- One writer explains that if cornerback Bradley Roby from Ohio State is sitting on the board when the Redskins select at 34, then Washington should select him.
-- The NFL first round picks on Thursday will be able to choose their walk up songs to go up on stage to when they are selected on Thursday night.
-- In the Redskins' press conference on Tuesday, GM Bruce Allen said that the Washington Redskins will look to take the best player available when they select.
-- A glance at the final Redskins mock draft before the real thing happens Thursday night. The Redskins have the 34th selection overall as their first pick.
-- Redskins safety Ryan Clark appeared on ESPN's NFL Live in a burgundy and gold suit that was designed by his 14 year-old daughter.
-- Checking out Tennessee offensive tackle Antonio Richardson as a possible selection for the Washington Redskins in the 2014 NFL Draft.  
-- One insider writes about how the Redskins must develop their own talent moving forward to become a consistent contender in the NFL.

What's Trending In @Redskins Nation?

1) The #Redskins announced today that they have signed free agent safety Tanard Jackson. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

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3) Sixteen years after going undrafted, @LFletcher59 will finally get his #NFLDraft experience this week. Our podcast:

4) 'Everything has to be genuine:' #Redskins QB @RGIII improving on QB skills & his philanthropic efforts: #HTTR

5) Congrats to Ned N. on winning a trip to the Draft through @DCLottery Ultimate Tailgate Experience! See how Ned won:




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