- A morning roundup of what the local and national media have to say about the Washington Redskins on Thursday, May 1, 2014.*
All reports, rumors and conjecture are a reflection of the media conversation and are not endorsed or confirmed by the Washington Redskins.
-- Linebacker Brian Orakpo is looking to get a long-term deal from the Washington Redskins and believes that he has proven himself enough to this point to get a deal in place.
-- Looking ahead to next week's NFL Draft, it seems very likely that the Redskins will have a top defensive lineman waiting for them at the 34th spot.
-- One reporter wonders: how will the Redskins bulk up their secondary in the draft?
-- Will the Redskins be able to fill the void at inside linebacker left by London Fletcher in this year's draft? Linebacker Perry Riley Jr. is looking to possibly step into that role.
-- Quarterback Robert Griffin III finished fourth on the jersey sale list last season, just behind Super Bowl quarterbacks Russell Wilson and Peyton Manning, as well as Colin Kaepernick.
-- As the Redskins look to possibly address their offensive line with the 34th pick, one blogger looks back at five of the best o-linemen drafted in the second round since 1968.
-- Head coach Jay Gruden let it be known that Robert Griffin III will run very little read-option in the new offense during the 2014 season.
-- General manager Bruce Allen spoke out about the leadership in the locker room for the Redskins in 2014, saying that he is sure that other leaders will step up after London Fletcher's departure.
-- Checking out three college cornerbacks that some believe would fit well into the Washington Redskins system as the NFL draft quickly approaches.
-- One article takes a look at some of the top Redskins players and projects what their stats will be like in 2014.
-- A look at the "ultimate draft plan" for the Washington Redskins according to one writer, which includes going after the top safety and right tackle available when it's time to select.
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