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Washington Redskins Morning Clips: 8/11


A morning roundup of what the local and national media have to say about the Washington Redskins on Tuesday, Aug. 11, 2015.

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


The Washington Redskins and Houston Texans had to be separated after three scrums broke out during their joint practice Saturday, Aug. 8, 2015, at Bon Secours Washington Redskins Training Center in Richmond, Va.

-- Jason Hatcher talked with CSN Washington about his health and how the revamped defensive line is looking after two weeks of training camp. 

-- CSN Washington's Rich Tandler reports that both Brandon Scherff and Niles Paul left practice early yesterday with injuries

-- Tandler also writes the rookie running back Matt Jones has been making a lot of noise in his first training camp. 

-- CSN Washington writes that former Redskins safety Phillip Thomas, who was released last week, was signed by the Dolphins, Washington's Week 1 opponent. 

-- ESPN's John Keim says Preston Smith is a focal point in today's practice, the last one before the preseason opener

-- Keim writes that one of the practice highlights from yesterday was rookie safety Kyshoen Jarrett picking off Kirk Cousins in 11-on-11 work. 

--'s Connor Orr explains that head coach Jay Gruden has Niles Paul as the first tight end, but that Jordan Reed will get plenty of snaps as well

-- The Washington Post's Mike Jones caught up with Kai Forbath, who despite some inconsistencies in camp, is still very confident in his foot

-- David Elfin writes that Joe Barry gets a second chance with the Redskins after his first stint as a defensive coordinator lasted just one year

-- embedded video managing editor Andrew Walker got of the defensive backs improvising in the rain with a little "slip-and-slide" action. 

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