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Washington Redskins Morning Clips: 6/19

A morning roundup of what the local and national media have to say about the Washington Redskins on Wednesday, June 19, 2013.

--The Washington Redskins invested a valuable draft pick in tight end Jordan Reed at a position of strength, hoping that he can be a playmaker in the long-term. But will he be ready to produce this season? One reporter thinks he might get worse before he gets better.**

--Last week, the Baltimore Ravens made the unexpected move to release All-Pro fullback Vonta Leach. This week, reports out of Chicago are that another former All-Pro may also become available.

--Looking ahead to training camp, who do the Washington Redskins have behind Pro Bowl left tackle ?**

--Redskins outside linebacker Brian Orakpo is heading into a contract year, but one reporter writes that neither the team nor the player has incentive to extend before the season.**

--Redskins cornerback David Amerson had a tremendous season in 2011, but finished up his college career with a disappointing 2012 season. What happened? A disappointing first game may have derailed his season.

--In order to overcome that, ESPN blogger Dan Graziano says Amerson's maturity will be key to his success at the NFL level.

--Your call: Mike Shanahan took the Redskins to the playoffs for the first time in five seasons, and won the NFC East for the first time since 1999. Is it time to give him an extension?**

--Looking ahead to training camp, who to the Washington Redskins have behind at nose tackle?**

--Here's a look at what the division opponent Philadelphia Eagles have been up to this offseason.**

--Redskins defensive coordinator Jim Haslett said that improving the Redskins' pass rush is an emphasis heading into this season.**

--Redskins defensive end Adam Carriker says he is driven to return at full speed this season, calling his slow rehab process the equivalent of caging a tiger.

--Tight end Fred Davis returned on a one-year deal this offseason and is reportedly using it as incentive to 'prove myself all over again.'

--Redskins right tackle candidate Jeremy Trueblood is ready to compete in training camp and comes armed and ready for the starting job.

--In other 'Redskins' news, a high school in Driggs, Idaho is facing intense public outcry for changing their Redskins' mascot and have made the decision to keep the uniform colors and emblem.**

--Another columnist weighs in on the connotation and denotation of the Redskins' name.**

--Given the media spotlight of the NHL Stanley Cup Finals, one columnist ponders why no one protests the Chicago Blackhawks' name and emblem.**

--Then again, there have been multiple studies that have shown that most Native Americans are alright with the Washington Redskins' team name.**

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What's Trending In @Redskins Nation? 1) @NFL has #Redskins QB @RGIII in list of 10 most memorable debuts in league history. Read more here: http://t.co/E9GGYMjRPa #HTTR  #LiveIt

2) #Redskins Barry Cofield being rated as the No. 1 NT in 3-4 D by @PatKirwanCBS shouldn't come as a "shock". http://t.co/S4vqNQSNaV #HTTR

3) DC City Council gathers to announce the institution of Joshua Morgan Day today in the district. #HTTR http://t.co/PHSVnlSJPS

4) The Redskins have another play in NFL.com's top 100 plays of 2013! Coming in at No. 35 is Kirk Cousins leading the Redskins to victory over the eventual Super Bowl ...Read More

5) #Redskins  @Trey_Deuces takes famous homerun TD swing to the end zone in the most recent footage of Madden 25: http://t.co/CdeYHN4Caq #HTTR

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