A morning roundup of what the local and national media have to say about the Washington Redskins on Friday, Jan. 15, 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 his daily "Need To Know," CSN Mid-Atlantic's Rich Tandler thinks these five players need to take a step up in play in 2016.
-- Tandler also tries to project what the Redskins' defense will look like next season.
-- CSN Mid-Atlantic's Tarik El-Bashir writes that Matt Jones was "hurt" by not playing in the playoffs.
-- CSN Mid-Atlantic's JP Finlay wonders if the Redskins need to change their defensive scheme.
-- The Washington Times' Anthony Gulizia writes that Jamison Crowder is eager to build off a successful rookie season.
-- ESPN's John Keim says Terrance Knighton would like to return next season, but he's unsure if the team will sign him back.
-- Keim also writes that Niles Paul is optimistic about a spring return after suffering a fractured ankle in the preseason.
-- Junior Galette says "no doubt" he wants to return to the Redskins, Keim writes.
-- The Washington Post's Liz Clarke writes that ESPN's Mel Kiper Jr. believes the Redskins got the most out of their draft class in 2015.
-- Clarke also reviews the play of the Redskins running backs in 2015.
-- The Washington Post's Master Tesfatsion looks at the Redskins' signing of Willie Jefferson.
-- FOXSports.com's Tommy Chalk believes these eight players are good building blocks for the Redskins.
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