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Washington Redskins Morning Clips: 8/21

A morning roundup of what the local and national media have to say about the Washington Redskins on Wednesday, August 21, 2013.

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--The Redskins had ups and downs in Monday Night's game. Relive the action in this week's Pulse Report.

--The Redskins still await MRI results on Kirk Cousins' injured foot, but unconfirmed reports indicated there is no ligament damage. Even so, Rex Grossman and Pat White are likely to split reps in the third preseason game against the Buffalo Bills. Regardless of the current quarterback situation, Robert Griffin III will not be reassessed by Dr. James Andrews until after the fourth preseason game.

--In some respects, the Redskins won ugly on Monday night, losing players to injury and committing seven penalties for 72 yards. Is this cause for concern or a mirage from playing inexperienced players in the preseason?

--Surprise, surprise, the Philadelphia Eagles name Michael Vick the starting quarterback, allowing the Redskins to start game-planning for Week 1 against the aging playmaker.

--Pro Bowl outside linebacker Ryan Kerrigan led the way on Monday Night, collecting two sacks, a forced fumble and an interception returned for a touchdown. Hear what the star had to say after the game.

--Here are five observations taken away from the action, and notes and observations from another. Here's what we learned on defense. Here's what we learned on offense.

--Today kicks off the Redskins return to practice at Redskins Park, where there will be no fan interaction and limited observation from the media. What will the Redskins accomplish behind the veil?

--One local columnist says the drama surround Robert Griffin III's knee is overwrought, but the storyline is too compelling to turn away.

--For the first time in his coaching career, defensive coordinator Jim Haslett coached from the booth on Monday Night, taking in a new perspective of the field.

--Turning in a second clutch performance in a row, third-year wide receiver Leonard Hankerson looks to turn the corner into full-time contributor this season.

--New Fox Sports analyst Randy Moss says if Griffin III's knee holds up this season, 'the Redskins straight win, homie.'

--What's one way to get free candy and new socks? Tell reporters you eat Starbursts out of your socks before the game, which is what rookie running back Chris Thompson did.

--While Robert Griffin III is 'All In For Week 1,' he also remains All In For Subway Restaurants, debuting his new commercial over the weekend.

--The preseason is a training ground for NFL rookies, as found out Monday Night.

--While Robert Griffin III may be the face of change in Washington, the man who deserves much of the credit wears the headset on the sidelines. Mike Shanahan's makeover of the Washington Redskins is much bigger than one player.

--Results are still early at this point, but the Redskins defense was able to tighten up and improve on mistakes made in Game 1 on Monday night.

--Following up on a challenge started on Redskins.com, yesterday, receiver Pierre Garçon followed through on his promise to deliver jerseys to three local high school teams.

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What's Trending In @Redskins Nation? 1) #Redskins players react to early 2-0 preseason start after exciting 24-13 victory http://t.co/Xa39g2LKac #HTTR #LiveIt

2) Underwater treadmills just part of new additions to #Redskins Park. Take full tour: http://t.co/K69pho9SZ7 #HTTRhttp://t.co/GmXO2k6CgJ

3) #Redskins WR @PierreGarcon spent his Tuesday giving out new football jerseys to three local high schools http://t.co/KgwBkAbgjx#HTTR

4) Do you just want the highlights of tonight's #Redskins-Steelers victory? How about Just The Touchdowns: http://t.co/wzuEsgH1EM#HTTR 5) Welcome back to Twitterverse, @TheRealDHall23! Make sure to give him a follow, #Redskins Nation. #HTTR http://t.co/ldgk79nam2

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