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Washington Redskins Morning Clips: 7/1

A morning roundup of what the local and national media have to say about the Washington Redskins on Monday, July 1, 2013.

--Redskins head coach Mike Shanahan says he isn't worried about Robert Griffin III staying in shape and staying focused during his time away from the facilities. With regards to RG3 and his wedding: "He better take some time off for his honeymoon or else he'll never hear the end of it."

--Former Redskins great Brian Mitchell says time away from the game with injury usually makes for a rough re-learning curve, but says Brian Orakpo will benefit from the time he spent around the facilities last year trying to help his teammates out.

--Just because Redskins running back Alfred Morris broke the franchise's single-season rushing record doesn't mean he can't improve in Year 2. In face, history tends to support the notion that Morris will be more than a one-hit wonder.

--With training camp a little over three weeks away, the roster review continues this week with a look at right tackles.

--A reminder from one local reporter, that while the Aaron Hernandez saga unfolding in New England may be perplexing and sad, it is not indicative of the culture of the NFL as a whole.

--A look ahead to the regular season and the offseason moves made so far by the Chicago Bears.

--Will the running back situation this year improve on the NFL's top rushing attack from last season? Has head coach Mike Shanahan really changed the organizational culture in Washington? These answers and more in this week's mailbag.

--What's an easy way to improve on one of the league's worst pass defenses from last year? Start by developing a practical strategy against opposing tight ends.

--Last week, we sat down with Redskins running back Roy Helu Jr. to discuss his happy, healthy return to the playing field. This week, one local reporter asks what a healthy Roy Helu Jr. brings to the offense.

--Addressing a recent ESPN article that predicted Robert Griffin III would be only the eighth-best quarterback in the NFL by 2016, one local reporter blasts the fallacy of static analysis, "where you assume nothing will change."

--Former Redskins running back Clinton Portis talks about his countless concussions during his playing days and what happened to the pieces of his famous outfits.

--For this week in great visuals, picture former Redskins legends John Riggins and Joe Gibbs careening around the Charlotte Motor Speedway in his Winnebago. Here's the story of their day on the track.

--A Twitter narrative of Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III's time spent in Las Vegas last week.

--With 10 Sundays to go until the 2013 regular season begins, Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III is included in the No. 1 NFL storyline to watch for this season.

--Redskins defensive end jarvis Jenkins earns high praise as one of the top-40 NFL players expected to "make the jump" into dominance this season.

--One national columnist suggests that if the Washington Redskins are forced to change their name, then where will the push for political correctness end?

--Meanwhile on the other side of the name debate, we have a columnist from Denver who chimes in in opposition.


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