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Washington Redskins Morning Clips: 6/17

A morning roundup of what the local and national media have to say about the Washington Redskins on Monday, June 17, 2013.

--Believe it or not, some NFL players have already come out to say that they will resist wearing the newly-enforced leg pads, citing their cumbersome nature. What they don't know is that officials will not let players on the field without them.

--Training camp is a good time to overhaul the playbooks on offense and defense, even if major changes aren't made. With that in mind, what new wrinkles would you like to see the Redskins run this season?

--happy Belated Father's Day: Redskins quarterback credits his father with teaching him a lot about character.

--Safety Tanard Jackson has been gone for 10 months but not forgotten on defense. If/when he is reinstated from his indefinite suspension by the NFL, Redskins defensive coordinator Jim Haslett says he will be "welcomed with open arms."

--The story on defense this spring has largely revolved around the infusion of youth in the secondary. But defensive coordinator Jim Haslett says he likes the options that the veterans will allow the unit to try in 2013.

--With seven running backs currently on the roster and a starter in Alfred Morris already established, Redskins offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan said he's simply looking for the second-best back to spell Morris this season.

--Redskins cornerback DeAngelo Hall is out to defend his spot in the starting defense, but said that several months ago he considered not playing this season until the opportunity arose to re-sign with the Redskins.

--Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III is guaranteed to return to the starting position when he is fully recovered from offseason anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstructive surgery. But according to one columnists, that's when the tough decisions begin.

--Redskins offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan wants a mobile offense. Quarterback Robert Griffin III wants to be an elite passer in the NFL. Can the two meet in the middle around the zone-read offense?

--Kyle Shanahan says the Pistol formation is 'the key to everything,' allowing the Redskins to run any offensive scheme out of a single formation.

--Another perspective on the Redskins name debate looks at the value of the history of a franchise.


What's Trending In @Redskins Nation? 1) Earlier this week, QB @RGIII on #SkinsCamp: "I'm pretty confident I'll be ready."

2) The Redskins now have five plays ranked in's top 100 plays from 2012. Coming in at 43, is Robert Griffin III's first NFL touchdown—an 88-yard connection with Pierre Garçon ...Read More

3) From the #Redskins equipment room, the jersey nameplate is ready for WR Devery Henderson: #HTTR #LiveIt

4) Happy Father's Day from the Washington Redskins! How did you celebrate Father's Day?

5) Check out full Washington #Redskins Minicamp gallery, including TE Fred Davis:




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