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Washington Redskins Morning Clips: 7/16

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A morning roundup of what the local and national media have to say about the Washington Redskins on Thursday, July 16, 2015.

All reports, rumors and conjecture are a reflection of the media conversation and are not endorsed or confirmed by the Washington Redskins.

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Before the Redskins head to Richmond for training camp, check out who all is on the roster position-by-position. Today, it is the linebackers.

-- CSN Washington.com continues the "Best of the Best" bracket, pitting Redskins greats against each other to determine the best player in franchise history, with two final four matchups featuring some of the team's Hall of Famers. On one side is Darrell Green with Sonny Jurgensen while John Riggins and Art Monk are on the other

-- CSN Washington's J.J. Reagan reports that current Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III and former head coach Mike Shanahan had "an open discussion" about the offense's style when the two worked together.

-- The dynamic duo of Tarik El-Bashir and Rich Tandler of CSNWashington.com gave their training camp players to watch: drafted rookie Jamison Crowder and undrafted rookie Trey Williams. 

-- NFL.com ranked the last 25 Heisman Trophy winners, and, of course, the Redskins have one of those in Robert Griffin III. Where did he end up

-- NFL.com also says that DeSean Jackson remains the league's top deep threat

-- In the latest ESPN.com NFC East Q&A, the various divisional beat writers discuss what it will take to stop -- or, at the least, contain -- the Redskins' run game

-- ESPN's John Keim caught up with safety Dashon Goldson who said the 2015 season is one in which he wants to "show I can still play." 

-- Keim also caught up with Stephen Paea, who said his best game ever as a pro -- Week 12 of last season when he registered two sacks -- was thanks to the work of Joe Kim, the Redskins' assistant strength and conditioning coach. 

-- The ESPN beat reporters all agree that Giants wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. is the division's rising star

-- Those same reporters provided the players and coaches that are on the hot seat to perform in 2015, as Keim believes Griffin III needs to perform similar to the way he did in 2012 to remain the team's starting quarterback

-- The Washington Post's Rick Snider says the 2015 season is huge for head coach Jay Gruden's future with the team

-- BleacherReport.com's James Dudko writes about what second-year wide receiver Ryan Grant can add to the Redskins' passing attack

-- Dudko also lists five position battles to watch once the Redskins head to Richmond. 

-- *USA Today *featured wide receiver Pierre Garcon and linebacker Keenan Robinson in story about the impact of social media on NFL players

-- Hogshaven.com continued their player profiles with the spotlight on third-year running back Chris Thompson. 

-- Hogshaven.com also had a look at Forbes' latest most valuable franchises list, and the Redskins remain in the top 10

-- Despite an offseason setback, FoxSports.com is reporting that tight end Jordan Reed will be ready to go for training camp

-- 247Sports.com says DeSean Jackson is the team's most irreplaceable player


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