A morning roundup of what the local and national media have to say about the Washington Redskins on Tuesday, Feb. 16, 2016.
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-- In his daily "Need To Know," CSN Mid-Atlantic's Rich Tandler looks into the recent development of a report that states the Redskins and Kirk Cousins have reached a new stage of contract negotiations and what it could mean for the upcoming season.
-- CSN Mid-Atlantic's Tarik El-Bashir looks at the possibility of Spencer Long taking another step up and remaining a starter in 2016.
-- Tandler also wonders if general manager Scot McCloughan will try to build the team through free agency.
-- ESPN's Adam Schefter is reporting that the Redskins and Cousins are currently breaking off long-term contract negotiations.
-- ESPN's John Keim thinks that Redskins rookie wide receiver Jamison Crowder can be a bigger threat in his second season.
-- ESPN's Bill Barnwell thinks the Redskins should make these five moves during the offseason including signing a free agent linebacker from the Broncos.
-- Keim also writes that Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III used some of Kendrick Lamar's Grammy performance as motivation.
-- *The Washington Times' *Anthony Gulizia caught up with Redskins cornerback Chris Culliver, who says he's "always doing something every day" to recover from a late-season knee injury.
-- The Washington Post's Mike Jones answers questions in his weekly mailbag including the pros and cons of placing the franchise tag on Cousins.
-- The Washington Post's Master Tesfatson looks into whether the Redskins should bring back DeSean Jackson.
-- Tesfatsion also wonders if running back Matt Jones will be able to shoulder the load in the backfield for 2016.
-- NFL.com's Bucky Brooks gives the Redskins' rookies an "A-" for their performance in the 2015 season, the best mark in the NFC East.
-- HogsHaven.com continues its 2016 draft profiles by diving into the career and pros of Iowa tight end Henry Krieger-Coble.
-- CBSDC's Bryan Frantz believes that soon-to-be free agent Matt Forte is a great fit for the Redskins.
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