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Washington Redskins Morning Clips: 8/19


A morning roundup of what the local and national media have to say about the Washington Redskins on Friday, Aug. 19, 2016.

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


-- CSN Mid-Atlantic's Rich Tandler's believes the Redskins' run defense will be tested by the New York Jets' ground game, which is now led by Matt Forte (who has been dealing with a hamstring injury) and others.

-- CSN Mid-Atlantic's JP Finlay says the Redskins are hoping to do a better job of containing the long pass against the Jets.

-- ESPN's John Keim writes that the Redskins' defensive unit's fantasy value has yet to be determined.

-- Keim also thinks that rookie Su'a Cravens has flashed during his first training camp/preseason with the Redskins, but the USC product needs to be more productive.

-- Additionally, Keim believes the Redskins must be able to run the ball tonight against the Jets to show progress with the ground game.

-- The Washington Times' Todd Dybas writes that Nate Sudfeld is trying to learn behind Kirk Cousins and Colt McCoy, but also wants to stay out of the way at times too.

*-- The Washington Post's *Master Tesfatsion also believes the Redskins need to show that they can gain yardage with the ground game.

-- The Washington Post's Mike Jones provides some of the important storylines for tonight's game.

--'s Ben Standig wonders if three of the four running backs to make the final roster cut could be Matt Jones, Keith Marshall and Robert Kelley.

-- CBSDC's Brian McNally wonders which reserve running back will shine for the Redskins tonight.

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