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Washington Redskins Morning Clips: 8/13

A morning roundup of what the local and national media have to say about the Washington Redskins on Tuesday, August 13, 2013.

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--Robert Griffin III and head coach Mike Shanahan's goal is for the reigning Offensive Rookie of the Year to start Week 1 against Philadelphia. At the moment, Griffin III says he is on schedule with his rehab to accomplish that goal.  Griffin III spoke to the media on Monday, and he told reporters he doesn't completely understand his rehab schedule put in place by the team. For now, Robert will increase his workload to include 11-on-11 drills, which he is likely to begin Wednesday for the first time this training camp.

--With the dress rehearsal third preseason game coming up next Saturday, Griffin III is lobbying his coaching staff for playing time. Coach Shanahan reassured reporters Griffin III has "no possibility" of playing in the preseason.

--Rookie safety Philip Thomas is reportedly going to see a specialist about his injured foot.

--The Redskins' headquarters in Ashburn, Va., has an indoor facility with its practice bubble. There have been rumors about building one in Richmond, but they are only rumors.

--Free agent acquisition linebacker Nick Barnett is ready to increase his workload during the last few weeks of preseason.

--Here are some notes and observations from yesterday's two-a-day practice. If you are interested in how Robert Griffin III did on Monday, look no further than here. One reporter takes an overview of all the issues and storylines going on in Richmond.

--One national reporter says that Coach Shanahan and Griffin III's difference in opinion is a good thing for the Redskins.

--Here is preview of the 2013 season for the boys in burgundy and gold.

--Here is a breakdown of the team drills that occurred yesterday during the afternoon session.

--Safety Brandon Meriweather has increased his participation in practice this week, and Coach Shanahan was impressed with his progress.

--A national reporter answers questions about the Redskins. Here is the weekly mailbag.

--The Redskins changed up the practice schedule for this week after rain cancelled Saturday's practice. Here is the up-to-date training camp schedule.

--It has been reported that undrafted rookie free agent Jeremy Kimbrough will miss the entire 2013 season with a shoulder injury

--With just four days of practice left in Richmond, the Redskins are preparing for Monday's preseason game against the Steelers.

--Robert Griffin III came to the podium to speak to reporters on Monday, but he had a bit of a different appearance.

--Chris Cooley's game day role with the Redskins' broadcast team could reportedly be expanded. 

--One national reporter says the Redskins should use backup quarterback in games. Another reporter says that Kirk Cousins is making the most of the situation he is in.

--Redskins' tight end Emmanuel Ogbuehi is a pretty smart guy. He has a career plan for after football that many athletes don't anticipate.

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What's Trending In @Redskins Nation? 1) QB @RGIII: "It's time to get back out there with my teammates. I feel like I'm ready and I'm glad coach does too." #HTTR #RedskinsRVA

2) QB @RGIII throws 15-of-17 in 7-on-7 drills. One drop, one unlikely catch are only incompletions. #HTTR# RedskinsRVA

3) Shanahan on @RGIII: "Our plan is to play him Week 1. I want to play him Week 1. I think we have a good gameplan." #HTTR#RedskinsRVA

4) QB @RGIII on 8/13 practice: "You'll get to see me play football, not just do 7-on-7. Live action...have fun with my boys." #HTTR 5) Shanahan says no chance @RGIII plays in the 3rd preseason game. Dr. Andrews does not recommend he play in preseason at all.#HTTR

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