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Washington Redskins Morning Clips: 8/5

A morning roundup of what the local and national media have to say about the Washington Redskins on Monday, August 5, 2013.

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--A new rule about padding is being heavily enforced in the NFL this season. Knee and thigh pads that used to be optional are now mandatory.

--With Fred Davis back to full health and Pierre Garcon poised to be the number one receiver, the question remains: what can they accomplish together?  Garcon, who missed six games last year, explains why he decided to choose rehab over surgery.

--Injured rookie running back Chris Thompson is still being held out of practice. The Redskins are not trying to rush him back, either.

--Robert Griffin III has reportedly been looking good through his first 10 days of training camp. One report says the Redskins might be ready to increase his activity. Coach Shanahan told the media he thinks Griffin III had a solid week at practice.

--Trent Williams has been bit with the injury bug the last few days, but he says fans should not be worried.

--The Redskins kick off the preseason on Thursday when they travel to Tennessee. The team is very excited to start hitting guys not in burgundy and gold.

--After nine days of practice, one reporter breaks down what has happened in Redskins Training Camp.

--In 2012, Alfred Morris set the Redskins' single-season rushing record as a rookie. He says he is ready for an even bigger challenge in 2013.

--Keith Burns is excited to take over as the Redskins' special teams coach. Burns is a D.C. area native and graduated from a famous local high school.

--It has been reported that rookie defensive backs David Amerson and Bacarri Rambo have been getting 1st team reps together.

--The Redskins' move down to Richmond has increased media attention for local businesses, but one reporter says some have been affected more than others.

--There is a new book out about Robert Griffin III and his positive character on and off the field. It also tells the story of how he went from football player to social icon.

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What's Trending In @Redskins Nation? 1) Players take field for 1st time this #RedskinsRVA camp in full pads, shoulders and legs: http://t.co/B7HGT1VS2u

2) #RedskinsRVA Fan Appreciation Day brings more than 25,000 fans to the @BonSecoursRVA facility. Thank you fans! #HTTR

4) With today's attendance, total attendance at the @BonSecoursRVA#RedskinsRVA training center has now reached 100,000 fans.#HTTR 5) QB @KirkCousins8 throws 50 yards through the air, beats triple coverage for a 7-on-7 WR @AldrickRobinson TD. #RedskinsRVA#HTTR

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