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Washington Redskins Morning Clips: 8/1


A morning roundup of what the local and national media have to say about the Washington Redskins on Monday, August 1, 2016.

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


-- In CSN Mid-Atlantic's Rich Tandler's daily "Need to Know," he writes that fans shouldn't sleep on tight end N. Paul, who brings an edge to the offense. 

-- Tandler also writes that DeAngelo Hall's transition to the safety position is nearly complete since he started playing it last season. 

-- CSN's J. P. Finlay looks into the Redskins' plans at running back and wonders whether C. Thompson will carve out a role as the backup. 

-- Finlay also gives fans three things to watch on Day 4 of training camp. 

-- ESPN's John Keim writes that Josh Norman's teammates respect the cornerback's work ethic and don't believe his large contract impacts the locker room negatively. 

-- Earlier in the week, Keim interviewed Chris Baker on video inside a cold tub to understand the benefits of the post-practice ritual.

-- Keim also writes about the big interception from Trent Murphy on Saturday and how that has impacted his confidence learning a new position. 

-- The Redskins' passing game had its highs and lows to finish out their Saturday practice, Keim writes. 

-- The Washington Times' Anthony Gulizia reports linebacker Houston Bates is willing to take on an increased workload within the defense. 

-- Gulizia also writes about Niles Paul's excitedness to be back in the swing of things at training camp competing with a talented group of tight ends.

-- The Washington Post's Jerry Brewer opines that recent Redskins history has shown that head coaches haven't been able to put two winning seasons together, and wonders whether head coach Jay Gruden can break the cycle. 

-- *The Post's *Master Tesfatsion writes that the defensive line is out to prove they can be just as effective or better than last year, even without any big names in its rotation. 

-- The Post's Mark Bullock catches up with Matt Ioannidis and discusses his spin move technique in depth.

-- The Richmond Times-Dispatch's Matthew Parras writes that the Trent Williams continues to boost the quality of play within the entire group of offensive linemen.

-- The Times-Dispatch's Michael Phillips notes that while Cousins is playing on a one-year contract, he's content with the organization's decision to franchise tag him and wants to prove himself again

-- Paras also had the opportunity to ask safety Su'a Cravens about his recent rookie talent show experience.

-- WSLS caught up with cornerback Jonathan Allen, who says he's getting a lot of help during his first training camp from veteran players. 

--'s Nathan Epstein write that the Redskins' defense this year could be much improved.

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