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Washington Redskins Morning Clips: 7/15

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A morning roundup of what the local and national media have to say about the Washington Redskins on Friday, July 15, 2016.

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

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-- In CSN Mid-Atlantic's Rich Tandler's daily "Need to Know," he writes that the chances for the Redskins to sign K. Cousins to a long-term deal are fading quickly. 

-- Fellow CSN Mid-Atlantic writer J.P. Finlay looks at the reason why the Cousins contract talks have stalled, based on an Adam Schefter report.

-- Finlay also writes that while the Redskins have largely improved, they also face one of the toughest schedules in the league this season.

-- Tandler continues analyzing the team in advance of training camp, and tries to project who will be a key player on the defense in three years.

-- ESPN's John Keim reports that the Redskins and Kirk Cousins are still far apart on a long-term contract as the Friday deadline quickly approaches.

-- Keim writes in an NFC East roundup that he believes, if the Redskins stay healthy, they will repeat as division champs.

-- The Washington Post's Mark Bullock takes an in-depth look at the Redskins' Cover-2 defense from last season.

-- *The Post's *Rick Snider has five reasons why the Redskins have used the offseason to their advantage since exiting the playoffs last January.

--*The Post's *Dan Steinberg writes that as Cousins' deadline to sign a long-term deal approaches, the quarterback has always bet on himself and his ability. 

-- The Washington Times' Anthony Gulizia writes more about the looming decision for Cousins to sign a contract before Friday afternoon.

-- Bleacher Report's Mike Freeman interviewed Ricky Jean Francois about his opinions regarding last week's tragic events around the country.

-- Sports Illustrated continues to hand out preseason rankings and they put tight end J. Reed at No. 2 on their list of the best tight ends.


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