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Washington Redskins Morning Clips: 8/6

A morning roundup of what the local and national media have to say about the Washington Redskins on Monday, August 5, 2013.


--After ten days of practice, Robert Griffin III says there have been no setbacks, and he feels good. Coach Shanahan told reporters he will not increase Griffin III’s workload. One reporter says the amount of media attention on Griffin III’s recovery will keep him from getting more reps in practice.

--Rookie tight end Jordan Reed hurt his foot in practice on Monday.

--The Redskins released the first depth chart of the preseason. One reporter says there are no shockers on the list. Here is the actual depth chart itself.

--When the Redskins face the Titans on Thursday, they will face Jake Locker, a player who Mike Shanahan was very interested in drafting two seasons ago.

--Although Robert Griffin III will not play on Thursday, he will be on the sidelines acting as an extra coach. Here is an up to date report on the star quarterback's progress. Griffin III told reporters on Monday that was ready to take on more work in practice. He also reassured reporters that his recovery was going completely as planned, and he is confident he will be injury-free the rest of the preseason.

--In case you missed coverage of practice yesterday, here are some observations from Monday's practice.

--Two injured veterans returned to the practice field yesterday after they got the weekend to rest.

--Roy Helu is reportedly making a name for himself at camp as the standout 3rd down back for the Redskins.

--Richard Crawford, who is listed as the No. 1 punt returner on the Redskins' depth chart, says returning kicks comes naturally to him.

--Robert Griffin III told reporters that Redskins' fans are so excited to see a winning football team, and he wants to satisfy that hunger.

--Despite being 38 years old, London Fletcher looks to contribute as much as he ever has in his 17th NFL season.

--One expert answers fan questions about positional battles and everything you need to know about what is going on in Richmond.

--With special teams position battles heating up, the kick returner spot is going to be one to watch heading into Thursday's preseason opener.  

--Here is one report about former Redskins' tight end Chris Cooley and his move to D.C. sports talk radio.

--Redskins' defensive tackle Barry Cofield entertained all by imitating a Pop icon on Monday.

--Rookie hazing is an ageless tradition in NFL training camp. Here is what the rookies had to say about Redskins' rookie hazing.

--The Redskins honored an NFL legend who died over the weekend.

--One reporter sat down with a Redskins' front office member to discuss the changes that have occurred over the past few seasons.

--Kirk Cousins is reportedly starting the preseason opener on Thursday in Tennessee. The Redskins' offense is very familiar with the second year quarterback after he took all the first team snaps) during the offseason.  According to one expert, Cousins will be seeing a significant amount of playing time during the preseason.

--Here is a full Redskins' injury update after Monday's practice.


What's Trending In @Redskins Nation? 1) QB @RGIII finishes 7-on-7 session 13/16 with one run and slide. He hit 9 different receivers. #RedskinsRVA #HTTR

2) #Redskins history collided today when @TreyDeuces and@riggo44 met for first time #HTTR

3) Shanahan on Santana Moss work ethic "He had a great offseason, and he is in the best football shape he can be in. He's hungry."#RedskinsRVA

4) QB @RGIII on confidence throughout recovery process: "If I don't believe in myself, who will?" #RedskinsRVA #HTTR 5) The 1st 2013 #RedskinsRVA unofficial depth chart has been released. How do the Redskins line up? #HTTR




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