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Washington Redskins Morning Clips: 6/5

A morning roundup of what the local and national media have to say about the Washington Redskins on Wednesday, June 5, 2013.

--After the Washington Redskins went from worst to first last year, CSN Washington's Rich Tandler questions whether or not the Redskins can avoid returning to the cellar, as many teams do after a surge in the standings.

--With the recent discussion of a Redskins' Mt. Rushmore on NBC Sports, CSN Washington's Rich Tandler talks about how crowded the team's top-four discussion should be.

--With the passing of NFL great Deacon Jones, one local reporter examines the brotherly relationship between the Secretary of Defense and Redskins general manager Bruce Allen. 

--Redskins ILB London Fletcher is one of just 11 players remaining who began their careers in the 1990s, and said he still has a lot more to give to the Redskins organization. But just because other iconic players have retired, don't expect Fletcher to treat 2013 like a farewell tour.

--As we've discussed on Redskins.com, this is a big season for the future of receivers Aldrick Robinson, Leonard Hankerson and converted tight end Niles Paul in Washington. Knowing that they need to step up, head coach Mike Shanahan is pleased with what he's seen so far.

--In addition to the story posted yesterday on the Redskins Blog, here is another story looking back at Deacon Jones' extra point with the Redskins. * *

--Defensive end Jarvis Jenkins had the opportunity to start 14 games last season after missing his entire rookie season with injury. Heading into Year 3, he aims to be more disruptive in 2013.

--Cornerback E.J. Biggers is one of the many new faces in the Redskins secondary this offseason, but has plans to stand out in the crowd as he transitions from Tampa Bay to Washington.* *

--Pierre Garcon admits that he had a frustrating first season in Washington thanks to shoulder and foot injuries. Despite his limitationg, the team was 9-1 with No. 88 in the lineup, and he hopes to be more productive with a healthy 2013.

--ESPN 980's Redskins beat reporter Keith Burns discusses his new gig here in Washington, where the special teams unit is and where it can go from here.

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What's Trending In @Redskins Nation? 1) The #Redskins have learned via EVP/GM Bruce Allen that @ProFootballHOF David "Deacon" Jones has passed away from natural causes. He was 74.

2) Full story on the life and death of the original Secretary of Defense: Remembering David "Deacon" Jones: http://t.co/aa5XfKMyWf

3) #Redskins Park Flag at half-staff today in honor of Deacon Jones. http://t.co/2Te32LnuiR

4) On 11/4/12, DE Deacon Jones got his final Washington ovation. Full #Redskins Gallery: http://t.co/fmMVoVwivQ http://t.co/Ln8RcMVJ7L

5) Fletcher One Of Few Remaining From 1990s: With the retirement of LB Ray Lewis and DB Ronde Barber, Washington ...http://t.co/SajXiIJgyI

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