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Washington Redskins Morning Clips: 8/14

A morning roundup of what the local and national media have to say about the Washington Redskins on Wednesday, August 14, 2013.

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--Robert Griffin III made some progress in practice yesterday, making "baby steps" on his road to starting Week 1 against the Eagles. Griffin III clarified that there is no tension between himself and Coach Shanahan in a short statement he made yesterday. While the two miss not completely agree on short-term goals, both men agree on the ultimate goal of Week 1.

--Rookie safety Philip Thomas will miss the 2013 season with a foot injury he received in the first preseason game against Tennessee.

--Brandon Jenkins had trouble with injury his senior season of college, but now that he is healthy; he is looking to make an impact in the pass rush. Fellow rookie Jordan Reed is also recovering from an injury, but Reed stated his back to healthy and just needs to get more reps.

--Here are some observations from Tuesday's practice.

--Redskins wide receiver Pierre Garcon is donating Redskins jerseys to three DC area high schools who won a social media contest.

--Devery Henderson, who left camp for a few days due to a family emergency, is set to rejoin the Redskins.

--Fellow rookie running backs Jawan Jamison and Chris Thompson have a noted rivalry, but now they are helping each other excel at the highest level.

--Robert Griffin III is on the cover of the latest editon of GQ Magazine. Here is a list of five interesting facts about the cover story regarding Griffin III.

--It was reported that Redskins Park received a few renovations while the players were in Richmond.

--The Redskins announced a new partnership with HDL Inc.  

--Undrafted rookie free agent Nick Williams has been fighting for a spot on the team.

--Here is an overview of training camp thus far for Robert Griffin III.   

--Bacarri Rambo has a very unique name that has grown in popularity among Redskins fans. It turns out, he shares some qualities in common with the famous film character John Rambo.

--Redskins owner Daniel Snyder and general manager Bruce Allen have been getting some fresh air on their way to the Bon Secours Training Facility. 

--Robert Griffin III revealed to reporters who his best friend on the team is, and it may not be who you were expecting.

--One reporter gives his reasoning behind why the Redskins will repeat as NFC East champions.

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2) Shanahan says S. Phillip Thomas has a torn Lisfranc ligament in foot, will have surgery and will be out 4-5 months. #RedskinsRVA

3) Shanahan praises OLB @RyanKerrigan91: "You'd love to have a whole football team of Ryan Kerrigans." #HTTR

4) QB @RGIII finished 7-on-7s 12/15, with a dropped pass and pass defensed counted against. #RedskinsRVA #HTTR 5)Shanahan on QB-coach communication: "Me and John Elway used to have knock-down, drag-out fights all the time. You want that strong mindset."

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