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Washington Redskins Morning Clips: 6/27

A morning roundup of what the local and national media have to say about the Washington Redskins on Thursday, June 27, 2013.

--With Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III still recovering from offseason ACL surgery, the great debate this preseason will revolve around whether or not he needs to appear in a game before Week 1. One local reporter makes his case.

--When any great player nears the end of his career, his team must have a plan of succession in place before the player retires. With a number of options at inside linebacker, the Redskins are theoretically prepared for when decides to hang up his cleats.

--Despite making the Pro Bowl in each of his first two seasons, Redskins outside linebacker Brian Orakpo admits that he was coasting a bit off of natural talent. In the last year, Orakpo says he has become much more a student of the game.

--Redskins quarterback Kirk Cousins was part of the team's sensational rookie class last season and says that in Year 2 of his, Robert Griffin III's and Alfred Morris' careers: "The sky is the limit."

--Using a list of stats that usually predicate success in the NFL, CSNWashington asks whether you would take the over-under on Redskins' success in 2013.

--With yesterday's Supreme Court rulings on the Defense of Marriage Act and Prop 8 in California, Redskins receiver Donte' Stallworth celebrated what he called a victory for equality on his Twitter account.

--Washington Redskins great Billy Kilmer was in attendance at a Washington Nationals game the other night, staying involved with the DC sports community.

--Washington Redskins' rookie outside linebacker Brandon Jenkins may be coming off of a traumatic foot injury, but he says he's ready to go for training camp and that the Redskins drafted the right guy.

--With the pendulum of public opinion in full swing this offseason, one national reporter asks if fans and the media have become too skeptical and pessimistic about the return of Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III.

--Another national writer lists Robert Griffin III among his 10 players critical to their team's success in 2013.

--Want to see Robert Griffin III's recovery in action? Check out footage of his underwater treadmill workout.

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