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Washington Redskins Morning Clips: 8/3

A morning roundup of what the local and national media have to say about the Washington Redskins on Saturday, August 3, 2013.

--Robert Griffin III was reportedly looking very sharp at practice on Friday.

--Redskins' wide receiver Josh Morgan says his hamstring injury will not amount to anything serious. Although Morgan led the team in receptions last season, one reporter says we haven’t seen his full potential yet. Morgan also believes the offense is ready to get to the next level of greatness.

--Mike Shanahan brought many changes to Washington. Now, only 10 players remain from the pre-Shanahan era.

--Trent Williams told reporters on Friday that his wrist was causing him some serious pain.

--Two reporters have a debate over which team is better: the Redskins or the Super Bowl champion Ravens.

--Here are some observations from Friday's practice in Richmond. Another reporter breaks down what happened in the team drills.

--Although weeks away from the regular season, the rookie defensive backs are already emerging as potential role players in the upcoming season.

--Kirk Cousins knows he is not Washington's franchise quarterback, but he is making the most out of his important backup role.

--The Redskins' practice field was very wet on Friday morning from a downpour the night before. They dried the field off in a very unique way.

--Coach Shanahan and the Redskins' staff met with NFL officials on Friday to discuss the option-offense and ways to protect their quarterback.

--Although the Redskins' defense returns most of their starters, there are a large amount of players whose contracts will expire at the season's end.

--New NFL rules require full padding for all players; a rule that not all of the Redskins' players will be thrilled about.

--A Redskins' insider sat down with Chris Cooley and talked about the process in which he was let go by Washington.

--The NFL changed some rules about the Pro Bowl, and , who made the Pro Bowl last season, was a big fan of the changes.

--The Redskins are stacked at the tight end position. One reporter says the group is ready to have a breakout year.

--Having camp away from Ashburn this year seems to be a big hit among the veterans who have never gone away for training camp.


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2) QB @RGIII completes first 6 passes of 7-on-7, highlighted by 50 yarder to WR @AldrickRobinson over Rambo and Amerson.

3) One cut and gone: #Redskins RB R. Helu Jr. slices through line and hits top speed running downfield. Looks faster than any point last yr.

4) Shanahan met with @VCURamNation coach @coachsmartvcu this afternoon. Says he had read about his exploits and was a big fan.

5) Just the usual Friday morning helicopter dry-off session here at#RedskinsRVA#HTTR




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