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Washington Redskins Morning Clips: 6/18

A morning roundup of what the local and national media have to say about the Washington Redskins on Tuesday, June 18, 2013.

--An extension for head coach Mike Shanahan? The possibility of picking up Vontae Leach? These answers and more in a local reporter's mailbag.

--Redskins running back Alfred Morris has frequently referenced growing up among brothers and friends in the big outdoors, but goes into greater detail about his days in a "bike gang" and building ill-fated forts.\

--Redskins quarterback Kirk Cousins wrote a book this offseason, talking about faith, family and football. In it, he goes into detail about his first conversation with head coach Mike Shanahan, where he reportedly told him, "Really? Are you sure you want to do that?"

--Donte' Stallworth and Devery Henderson, the newest members of the Washington Redskins receiver corps, came with the right speed and experience to compete for a job. Good news for the cash-strapped Redskins, they also reportedly came at the right price.

--Redskins defensive end Stephen Bowen played the last few games of the season with a torn biceps muscle. Finally healthy again, he said he wants to be more of a disruptive force on defense in 2013.

--The Redskins have three candidates on the roster competing for the backup nose tackle position: Chris Baker, Chris Neild and Ron Brace. Which one has the edge heading into training camp?

--Last season, the Washington Redskins won the NFC East and hosted a home playoff game for the first time since 1999. Here are five reasons why they could and five reasons why they couldn't repeat as NFC East champions.

--Is it too soon for a 2014 NFL Draft preview? Possibly, probably, even definitely. But it isn't too soon for the draftniks to start pondering, so here are a few prospects that may interest the Redskins in 10 months.

--With summer officially starting at the end of this week, the Washington Redskins Cheerleaders welcome all aspiring dancers and cheerleaders to participate in summer youth camps.

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