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Washington Redskins Morning Clips: 7/15

A morning roundup of what the local and national media have to say about the Washington Redskins on Monday, July 15, 2013.

--Redskins nose tackle Chris Neild was a dominant run-stuffer his rookie season, but fell with an ACL injury during the preseason last year. Coming back healthy this year, does he still have a place with Chris Baker filling in well last season?

--Heading into their third seasons in the NFL, which of the remaining 10 draft picks from 2011 will break out in 2013?

--Last week on This Week @ The Park, experts discussed the role that Santana Moss can play moving forward. Despite his advancing age and the increased talent around him, I argued that he can still improve, but here is a closer look at the field around him.

--A rookie running back can have all the talent in the world, but history has shown that head coach Mike Shanahan and running backs coach Bobby Turner are unwilling to put a back on the field until he can handle all of his responsibilities, especially those in pass protection.

--Previewing the Washington Redskins' depth on offense, taking a closer look at offensive line and receiver.

--The Redskins are moving closer to the heart of their fan base in Richmond, Va., but can they make the facilities more than 100 miles from Ashburn, Va. feel like a home-away-from-home?

--Who wins the nickel cornerback position? Incumbent Richard Crawford dedicated himself in the film room this offseason, but veteran E.J. Biggers brings more on-the-field experience to the mix. Two local reporters discuss.

--An unnamed source told ESPN 980 that every test and bench mark has been "smashed" by Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III during his recovery from offseason ACL surgery. So how does this change the situation for the Redskins?

--Lions defensive coordinator Gunther Cunningham and Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin have spoken triumphantly about being able to stop the read-option this season, something that few teams were able to do last year. Can they provide the answer to the read-option or are they just blowing smoke?

--Gambling that they could address the need at safety later in the draft, the Redskins selected tight end Jordan Reed with the No. 85 overall pick, selecting a player they considered a steal that late in the draft. After rehabbing from injury during the offseason workouts, how quickly do the Redskins think Reed can get up to speed?

--With training camp less than two weeks away, here is look ahead to the depth chart competition at the safety position.

--A closer look at the Redskins' pedestrian third down conversion numbers last year on offense, and how one national expert believes the Redskins can improve.

--Redskins linebacker London Fletcher led the Redskins in tackles last season, as he has for every year since 2010, and was elected to his fourth-consecutive Pro Bowl. But entering the 2013 season at age 38, is it wise to still consider the Iron Man an every-down defender?

--The Redskins built a lot of success off the team's prolific running attack last season, carrying the ball 519 times, good for third in the NFL. If the Redskins look to duplicate that attack in 2013, how will coaches divide up the workload?

--Another reporter argues that there is no way sophomore running back Alfred Morris can handle another 365 carries this season, meaning coaches need to find a competent backup running back.

--Are injury concerns warranted that have hurt Robert Griffin III's ranking on several NFL charts? One local reporter argues probably not, but there are no guarantees with how he will return to action after having ACL reconstruction surgery.

--One reporter imagines a different spin on the reported focus group conducted by the team on important community issues.

--Journeyman quarterback and former Washington Redskin Sage Rosenfels has decided to call it a career, announcing his retirement this morning.

--Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III has become one of the most recognizable faces in sports. So it should come as no surprise that he ran into adoring Redskins fan during his honeymoon.

--Former BYU linebacker Bryan Kehl tells the Deseret News that he is enjoying his second ride with the Redskins this year.

--Redskins quarterback Kirk Cousins is using his last few days of freedom before Redskins training camp to run a youth football camp in Holland, Mich. The local paper catches up with the NFL quarterback.


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