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Washington Redskins Morning Clips: 8/4

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A morning roundup of what the local and national media have to say about the Washington Redskins on Thursday, August 4, 2016.

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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-- In CSN Mid-Atlantic's Rich Tandler's daily "Need to Know," he wonders whether head coach Jay Gruden and his coaching staff will consider the pooch kick during kickoffs with the new touchback rule.

-- Tandler also comments on the buzz Wednesday morning when Josh Doctson walked onto the field wearing a boot.

-- CSN's J. P. Finlay writes about Su'a Cravens and some of the other rookies who have spent time on the injury table over the offseason and training camp.

-- Tandler also wrote about Chris Thompson's run down the sideline Tuesday, the play of the day in his eyes, and how the running back has looked at camp so far.

-- ESPN's John Keim writes about linebacker Will Compton's mindset as an undrafted free agent out of college based on his comments at the podium yesterday.

-- Keim also reports that Bashaud Breeland still wants to make an impact on special teams on kickoff returns, even though he is emerging as a top corner.

-- The Redskins have had a quiet training camp so far, something that suits the team just fine according to Keim.

-- The Washington Times' Anthony Gulizia reports on Wednesday's special teams only practice and shares some notes and observations from what he saw.

-- Gulizia also reports that cornerback Dashaun Phillips is trying to scrap his way from the periphery to a starting role with the Redskins.

-- The Times' Mark Eisenhauer writes more about Trent Williams and the enhanced expectations he has for himself and his unit.

-- *The Post's *Amie Just writes about some of the younger cornerbacks on the team and how they've looked up to some of their teammates.

-- The Post's Master Tesfatsion reports that Jerrell Powe will miss the next 7 to 10 days after having a procedure to address heart arrhythmia.

*-- *Tesfatsion also writes about how Duke Ihenacho is aiming to stay positive after two injury-shortened seasons in a row.

-- The Richmond Times-Dispatch's Michael Phillips shared some more insight about the special teams only practice on Wednesday. 

-- The Times-Dispatch's columnist Paul Woody also writes about the Redskins' boring training camp, and how that's a good thing for the team. 

-- The Times-Dispatch's Matthew Parras also caught up with Doug Williams and asked him about being around the game as an executive.

-- NFL.com's Mark Sessler writes more about Gruden's plans to experiment with the touchback rule.

-- ABC's Erin Hawkesworth reports on one of the Redskins' Ambassadors, who mans the media entrace at the Bon Secours Washington Redskins Training Center.

--CBS's Rick Snider wonders if the Redskins really do have the second coming of the famous "Hogs."


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