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Washington Redskins Morning Clips: 8/7

A morning roundup of what the local and national media have to say about the Washington Redskins on Wednesday, August 7, 2013.

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--Coach Mike Shanahan allowed Robert Griffin III to stay in last year's playoff game despite being injured. One reporter says he will not make that mistake twice.

--Redskins' running back Roy Helu Jr. is starting to look like he is back to full health. One reporter says his strength comes in his ability to pass block.

--Two Redskins' insiders discuss what the key matchups and what to watch for in the preseason game on Thursday.

--Third year wide receiver Aldrick Robinson has reportedly been getting more opportunities to show what he can do at camp.

--Redskins' owner Dan Snyder told reporters he expects the team will be even better this season. Snyder also answered questions about his star quarterback.

--The NFL put out a list of celebrations that are now banned. Sadly, Alfred Morris' famous home run swing is on that list.

--The team is enjoying being away from home and starting to learn how to bond as a unit.

--After 2012 was marred with defensive injuries, the Redskins finally got every defensive starter on the field at the same time yesterday. One reporter says Orakpo's return from injury is the most important.

--Sometimes, a team can be too deep at a position. One reporter says the Redskins need to figure out who the starting wide receivers are and stick with them.

--One reporter picks two Redskins' players who he thinks can be breakout stars in 2012.

--After 16 years and 240 straight games, London Fletcher is the NFL's resident "Iron Man."

--Former Redskins' coach Danny Smith is providing a spark for the coaching staff in Pittsburgh. 

--In case you missed Tuesday's practice coverage, here are some notes and observations. It was reported that all three Redskins' defensive backs will start in the preseason opener on Thursday.

--One reporter says Kedric Golston is the consistent defensive lineman the Redskins need.

--Yesterday's morning walk-through was cancelled due to rain. Here is what the team did instead.

--Although Rex Grossman is third on the Redskins' depth chart, he still embraces his role with the team.

--Kirk Cousins will reportedly start Thursday's preseason game against the Titans, but he is unsure as to how much he will play.

--Offensive lineman Kevin Matthews will be facing his former team on Thursday, but the fourth year man told reporters he is focused on helping his new team rather than dwell on the past. Former Titan now Redskins' defensive back Ryan Mouton is also looking to impress the coaches while facing his former team.

--It has been reported that DeAngelo Hall will not play in the preseason opener

--A Redskins' legend was at camp the past few days, NFL Hall of Famer John Riggins.

--Tom Compton adds depth to an experienced offensive line, and one reporter says he can play almost any position on the line.

--Redskins' first pick in the 2013 draft, David Amerson, is reportedly looking very strong in camp so far.

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What's Trending In @Redskins Nation? 1) Redskins WR Joshua Morgan with a one-handed catch at#RedskinsRVA#HTTR https://t.co/ySL9KHpMtF

2) Riggins: Morris Is 'Nothing Short Of Fantastic': Redskins legendary RB John Riggins took in training camp prac...http://t.co/GBTDc4fFDA

3) #RedskinsRVA fans give team a big ovation as they leave the field. Next stop: Tennessee! #HTTR

4) Due to rain, the morning walkthrough session of today's open practices are CLOSED to the public. #Redskins will practice elsewhere. 5) #Redskins owner Dan Snyder stops after practice to sign for several youngsters. #HTTR http://t.co/19VC3A8BSX

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