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Quick takes: Washington Redskins' front office - ESPN
I have no idea what Alex Santos will do in his current role, but his promotion to director of pro personnel as Morocco Brown's replacement made se

Need to Know: 5 Redskins who could have breakout 2014 seasons | Rich Tandler's Real Redskins
Here is what you need to know on this Monday, June 2, 15 days before the start of minicamp. Nickel coverage Breakout players can either be relative unkowns who all of a sudden have a standout year or they can be solid performers who blossom to play at a Pro Bowl level.

Santos and the Skins - ESPN 980 - WASHINGTON D.C.
This is a decision that will get absolutely no fanfare. No buzz. Nobody will bat an eye lash. Why? Because it's not sexy. It's not the name game. It won't be on Deadspin. Hell I don't even know if ProFootballTalk would even care. It's a decision that is everything a football organization should be more concerned with. It's a winning move. Finally. Santos gives the Redskins some quietly good public relations. Something they need. He gave them the chance to promote from within. Take care of their own. Don't let good hardworking people go out the door, like they did with Brown.

5 Returning Redskins Players Fighting for a Job on Defense |

Alex Santos Named Director Of Pro Personnel
As a pro scout for the team he was responsible for assisting with the club’s evaluation of personnel in the NFL and the Canadian Football League in addition to the advanced scouting of Redskins opponents. "I appreciate the opportunity this organization has given me," Santos said. "I am honored that I am able to continue to grow within the NFL ranks with the Redskins organization."

Redskins coach Jay Gruden takes a good-guy approach

Need to Know: 5 thoughts on the Redskins after first week of OTAs | Rich Tandler's Real Redskins
It’s very early but it seems like Keenan Robinson has the inside track on the inside linebacker spot vacated by London Fletcher. To be sure, in shorts and helmets he’s going to look better than Akeem Jordan and Darryl Sharpton because he knows the defense. And he still has a lot to learn. But Jay Gruden saying that "we have high hopes for Keenan" is telling. He’s the guy they would like to see win the job and it’s likely that he’ll have to fall flat on his face to lose it.

Redskins need Jordan Reed to stay healthy - Washington Redskins Blog - ESPN
ASHBURN, Va. -- Fear crept in after two months, with tight end Jordan Reed wondering when the symptoms would end. Nausea. Sleepless nights. Headaches.

Need to Know: 5 Redskins notes and quotes from RG3′s press conference | Rich Tandler's Real Redskins
Here is what you need to know on this Saturday, May 31, 17 days before the start of minicamp. Nickel coverage (Still on vacation, enjoying some beautiful sunsets in the Outer Banks. But fresh content is back in your Need to Know.

Can Ryan Clark fill leadership void with Redskins? | Comcast SportsNet Washington
"I was a captain in Pittsburgh, obviously," he said. "But it’s nothing I try to do. You just be your myself. You come to work. You work hard. You’re professional. You show people that it matters to you, that it means something to you. And that’s all you can do."

Redskins' Gruden preaches safety in wake of Lee injury | Comcast SportsNet Washington
"Every now and then you are going to have a collision, unfortunately, because it is football and guys are trying to show that they are doing right, but we are trying our best to police that and keep people up," said Gruden. Gruden is expecting his veteran players to set the example, both in terms of safety and of work ethic. "I think when a rookie comes in here and he sees a guy like Santana Moss working his tail off every day in a non-mandatory session, it’s important. When you’ve got veteran guys leading the way like that, like Santana, DeAngelo Hall, Orakpo, Jason Hatcher, Ryan Clark, you know these guys are doing a good job."

Tanard Jackson: 'It feels great to get back out here' | Comcast SportsNet Washington
"It feels great to get back out here and be a part of this. It's something that I love to do," Jackson said Thursday after OTAs. "It's a great feeling anytime you've been away from something you love for two years."

Now healthy, Redskins S Phillip Thomas is making up for lost time | Comcast SportsNet Washington

Kirk Cousins ‘never really got a whole lot of information’ on if a trade was ever close

RGIII's new challenge - NFL Videos

Despite concussion history, Jordan Reed not worried about future - Washington Times
Despite missing the final six games of his rookie season as he dealt with the effects of a concussion, Washington Redskins tight end Jordan Reed said Thursday he believes the incident was "a fluke thing" and has no concern about his well-being going forward.