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Washington Redskins Morning Clips: 8/16


A morning roundup of what the local and national media have to say about the Washington Redskins on Sunday, Aug. 16, 2015.

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

The Washington Redskins conducted their thirteenth day of practice Saturday, August 15, 2015, at Bon Secours Washington Redskins Training Center in Richmond, Va.


-- CSN Washington's Rich Tandler caught up with linebacker Preston Smith who was pleased with his preseason debut.

-- Tandler also has his latest projected 53-man roster.

-- Tandler thinks these five players need to prove something as the season approaches.

-- ESPN's John Keim will be focusing on Preston Smith and the tight ends as training camp closes.

-- Keim said Chris Baker provided a comical spark yesterday when he attempted a field goal.

-- Keim also writes that the Redskins have been pleased with Robert Griffin III's progress in training camp.

-- Bleacher Report's James Dudko says Kirk Cousins reminded everyone that he's still a starting caliber quarterback in the NFL.

-- writes about Matt Jones' preseason debut in which he ran for 38 yards on five carries.

-- has more on Niles Paul's season-ending injury.

-- The Washington Post's Liz Clarke says the three young tight ends now have an opportunity to claim a spot on the 53-man roster.

-- The Washington Post's Mike Jones reports that Jordan Reed thinks he'll be ready for Thursday's preseason game against the Lions at FedExField.

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