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Washington Redskins Morning Clips: 8/8

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A morning roundup of what the local and national media have to say about the Washington Redskins on Monday, August 8, 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 believes that the team's first preseason game against the Falcons will look very vanilla.

-- CSN's J. P. Finlay writes about how Trent Williams is managing injuries into the second week of training camp as the team prepares for its first game.

-- Finlay also writes about the Redskins beginning a new week and what fans should look for.

-- ESPN's John Keim writes how wide receiver Kendal Thompson has clung to his Native American roots. 

-- DeSean Jackson has had a strong first half of training camp, according to Keim.

-- The Washington Times' Anthony Gulizia writes about how players are feeling as the first preseason game approaches this Thursday.

-- The Times' Todd Dybas writes more about Trent Williams' knee soreness and his status moving forward.

*-- The Washington Post's *Master Tesfatsion writes about the position battle emerging for nickel corner between Kendall Fuller and Dashaun Phillips.

-- The Post's Amie Just examined Martrell Spaight's emergence as an inside linebacker after missing last year with a concussion.

-- The Richmond Times-Dispatch's Michael Phillips shares his thoughts on Ryan Grant, who continues to be a consistent presence in the wide receivers group. 

-- The Times-Dispatch's Matthew Parras also caught up with cornerback and English bulldog owner Bashaud Breeland as he tries to break into national discussion this season in the secondary.


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