A morning roundup of what the local and national media have to say about the Washington Redskins on Saturday, July 27, 2013.
--Redskins linebacker Keenan Robinson was thought to be out three-five months with a pectoral injury, but according to head coach Mike Shanahan, his recovery could take longer.
--With the injury to linebacker Keenan Robinson, it has been reported that the Redskins will bring in linebacker Joe Mays for a visit. His injury also opens opportunity for backup .
--In more positive injury news, linebacker Brian Orakpo says his style of play won’t be affected by the fear of another injury. Orakpo also added that his game actually grew while he was spectating from the sidelines.
--With the announcement yesterday that defensive end Jarvis Jenkins will suspended for the first four games of the season, the Redskins will turn to veteran and Chris Baker to fill the role.
--The team will likely also ask defensive end to play more significant minutes as well.
--Despite setting the franchises single-season rushing record, running back Alfred Morris says he still hasn’t quite made it yet although head coach Mike Shanahan is confident that Morris will have another great year.
--With the bevy of players the Redskins have returning from injuries, which will be make the biggest mark in their comeback year? One insider takes a look.
--There is no question that the city of Richmond is ecstatic to have the Redskins in town. So much so that a local restaurant named a sandwich after the team’s star quarterback.
--With that, one reporter takes a look at the potential impact of the team's three-week stay in the city.
--Griffin III's popularity seems to know no bounds. The second-year quarterback has recently made the cover of six different newspapers.
--With all of the returning players the Redskins have on offense, many are excited about the direction of the unit, especially wide receiver Pierre Garcon.
--Offensive tackle Tony Pashos carries quite a bit of experience on his resume, but having started camp on the second team offense it's unclear if he'll have the opportunity to start. But Pashos does not seem too concerned.
--Earlier this offseason, the team special teams ace Lorenzo Alexander to free agency, but the team is confident that they’ll be able to replicate his contributions.
--Having spent the bulk of spring and early summer injured, rookies Jordan Reed and Chris Thompson have to learn everything on the fly.
--Mike Shanahan has accomplished quite a bit in his tenure as the Redskins head coach, but one columnist says he still has something on the line.
--Another reporter asserts that Shanahan and Griffin III will be under the microscope in 2013.
--Having a number young players in the secondary along side him, cornerback DeAngelo Hall has taken on a leadership role, which has resulted in him continuing to improve his game.
--Here, another writer analyzes the Redskins options at inside linebacker with the injury to Keenan Robinson.
--A division blogger takes a look at how Jenkins' suspension hurts the defense, and analyzes the possibility of Garcon’s comments about the offenses potential coming to fruition.
--One writer delves into the difference Garcon can make when healthy.
--Here are the top training camp battles to look out for in the NFC East.
--Rookie cornerback has set some pretty lofty goals for his first season. Read about which of the elite NFL quarterbacks he wants to intercept the most here.
--Here is an additional preview of the Redskins 2013 offense.
--Following a successful third leg procedure, defensive end Adam Carriker is optimistic for his return.
--Despite being 34-years old, wide receiver Santana Moss is still a significant piece to the Redskins offense.
--Not only has the presence of the team boosted economy in the city of Richmond, but the team itself has made direct contributions as well, one being a grant to a local high school.
--The team has also partnered with the Richmond Children's Museum to create a Redskins themed education program.
--A local writer's report after Friday's morning walkthrough here.
5) Shanahan on @RGIII: "It just doesn't make sense to play him in the preseason...It does take some times to get back in football shape."