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Washington Redskins Morning Clips: 8/21

A morning roundup of what the local and national media have to say about the Washington Redskins on Thursday, Aug. 21, 2014.

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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A look back at some of the top images in preseason and regular season games between the Washington Redskins and Baltimore Ravens.

-- Redskins.com's Andrew Walker has the "Redskins-Ravens: 4 Keys To The Game" to include defensive end Jason Hatcher's Redskins debut.

-- Turning heads with his play in the first two preseason games, wide receiver Rashad Ross is hoping to make the active roster this season after spending time on two different practice squads last season.

-- Bacarri Rambo -- second-year safety -- has also impressed in recent weeks, showing growth on defense and catching the attention of Pro Bowl teammates.

-- The Redskins made roster moves yesterday, claiming punter Tress Way off waviers and waiving punter Blake Clingan.

-- Rookie tight end Ted Bolser posted a photo on social media of quarterback Robert Griffin III -- giving a thumbs up approval of the first-year player -- and he.

-- CSN Washington's JP Finlay on which rookies might make noise early.

-- CSN Washington's Rich Tandler on linebacker Keenan Robinson securing himself a large role on the defense, running back Chris Thompson's return to the field and more.

-- Before returning to practice yesterday, Thompson spoke to reporters and said he was feeling "a whole lot better."

-- Jason Hatcher -- coming over a Pro Bowl season where he recorded a career-high 11 sacks -- said his quickness is better entering Saturday's game.

-- One local reporter analyzed the play of four rookies to include cornerback Bashaud Breeland.


What's Trending In @Redskins Nation?

Back to practice! #Redskins have to put in work on a short week before facing the Ravens on Saturday night. pic.twitter.com/dewvfdVrzf — Washington Redskins (@Redskins) August 20, 2014

#Redskins continue to improve, working out kinks & knocking off the rust in preseason. READ: http://t.co/5Nquuud6Le pic.twitter.com/iDx25MDOZ1 — Washington Redskins (@Redskins) August 20, 2014

Gruden: Starters will play "at least" the first half Saturday vs. Baltimore. — Washington Redskins (@Redskins) August 20, 2014

Caption this photo of @RyanKerrigan91. Then watch Ryan sack Johnny Manziel: http://t.co/IHfuIGH4qo pic.twitter.com/OFJWDkuYZU — Washington Redskins (@Redskins) August 20, 2014

Gruden on QB @RGIII sliding/not sliding: "He has to understand, and he does understand, that the QB is a very important position." — Washington Redskins (@Redskins) August 20, 2014

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