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Washington Redskins Morning Clips: 8/5

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A morning roundup of what the local and national media have to say about the Washington Redskins on Friday, August 5, 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 looks at Jay Gruden's comments about Stephen Paea and Shawn Lauvao.

-- CSN's J. P. Finlay writes about Su'a Cravens having to earn respect from his teammates off the field.

-- Tandler also believes DeSean Jackson isn't worried about this being the final season of a three-year deal.

-- ESPN's John Keim writes that Jackson is defending Norman after people have been critical of him during 1-on-1s.

-- Among the poisition battles the Redskins are seeing, Keim believes none are more important than inside linebacker.

-- 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 *Mike Jones provides his practice notes from Thursday's session.

-- 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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