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Daily Slop: Jay Gruden Likes to Pound the Rock on First Down; Is Jordan Reed one of NFL's Most Talented Tight Ends?

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Eagles-Redskins Q&A: On DeSean Jackson, and how Kelly-Foles is like Gruden-Griffin

Jordan Reed one of NFL's most talented tight ends? -
"I think he's one of the most talented tight ends in the league," Griffin told "He'll have an opportunity to show that. He's a guy that runs some of the best routes I've ever seen. Our offensive coordinator, Sean McVay, has said that you can't cover the guy. "If (Reed) knows what he's doing, where he's going and he knows how he's trying to get there, you can't cover him. That's a good asset to have. I know last year we targeted him 11 times and he caught 11 balls in one game. That's what you want. You want to throw it to a guy that's going to catch it every time. You want to throw it to a guy who is going to secure that catch."

How much will Brian Orakpo benefit by being ‘turned loose?’
Orakpo must capitalize on this change in philosophy, if it does indeed wind up coming to fruition. To earn a big pay day, Orakpo also must record more than the 10 sacks from last season. During his six NFL seasons, he has tallied double-digit sacks just twice (11 as a rookie in 2009, and then last year’s total).

Something to prove: Perry Riley - Washington Redskins Blog - ESPN
We will be featuring a different Washington Redskins player each day on this list, staying away from rookies or some second-year players still finding

Rosen: Free the Redskins 11 - The Denver Post
Friday is Independence Day. I prefer that title to the more commonly used "Fourth of July."

Sacks not biggest key for Washington Redskins' D - ESPN
The Redskins need to improve their pass rush, something that was evident the past two seasons. And it became a priority in the offseason, one that I f

Need to Know: Redskins’ Jay Gruden likes to pound the rock on first down | Rich Tandler's Real Redskins
Here is what you need to know on this Friday, July 4, 20 days before the Redskins start training camp. Three and out Yesterday we looked at how frequently Jay Gruden called passes when he was the offensive coordinator with the Bengals.

PHOTOS: Top-10 Single-Season Passing Yards counts down the top-10 single-season passing yardage performances in franchise history.

Redskins' Jay Gruden likes to pound the rock on first down | Comcast SportsNet Washington

Just a reminder, RGIII is a freakish athlete | Comcast SportsNet Washington

RGIII: There are no more 'ulterior motives' in D.C. -
"What I think is going to help us most this year is that everybody in that building is going to be for us being successful and for us winning," Griffin said. "There are no ulterior motives. That will be great. Jay has been phenomenal. (General manager) Bruce Allen has done a great job of getting the right guys in that locker room. I tip my hat to them. They have given us everything we need to be successful. We're going to work our butts off for them."

Shutdown Countdown: Washington hopes to erase 2013 memories | Shutdown Corner - Yahoo Sports
From Yahoo Sports: Shutdown Corner is previewing all 32 teams as we get ready for the NFL season, counting down the teams one per day in reverse order or our initial 2014 power rankings. No. 1 will be revealed on Aug. 2, the day before the preseason begins with the Hall of Fame Game in Canton.

Redskins’ Hatcher ready to terrorize opposing quarterbacks - Roanoke Times: Sports
Asked if he had any sack goals this year, Hatcher said he’s not tying himself to any numbers, but he’s thinking big. "I want to get as many as I can," he said. "I want to break the NFL record."

Everything You Need To Know Regarding The Potential Effects Of The Jimmy Graham Decision - Over the Cap

Ex-NFL Players: Concussion Settlement ‘Lousy Deal’ " CBS DC
Seven retired NFL players are objecting to a proposed settlement of concussion claims, calling it a "lousy deal" for ex-players whose symptoms don't qualify them for compensation.