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Daily Slop: Odd timing for Jay Gruden's news on Robert Griffin III; Ryan Clark Retires After 13 NFL Seasons

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Washington Redskins' Kirk Cousins works out with Jon Gruden - ESPN
Kirk Cousins' decision to work out with Jon Gruden had nothing to do with the ESPN broadcaster's brother, who also happens to be Cousins' coach.

Stanford OT Peat a big fan of Redskins' Trent Murphy | Comcast SportsNet Washington
"My own teammate, Trent Murphy, was real tough to deal with in practice," Peat said at the NFL Combine on Wednesday. What made Murphy, who started eight games for the Redskins as a rookie last year, so difficult to handle? "He’s the toughest football player that I’ve played against," said Peat. "Just his tenacity and his work ethic really helped him out of the field. He’s just tough to go against in one on ones anytime in practice."

Need to Know: Will the Redskins draft a quarterback? | Rich Tandler's Real Redskins
INDIANAPOLIS—Here is what you need to know on this Thursday, February 19, 19 days before the Washington Redskins and the rest of the NFL start free agency. Question of the day While I’m here at the NFL Combine this week, I’m going to change it up a bit.

Mike Shanahan talks Robert Griffin III and more - Washington Times
Shanahan, the former Redskins coach, spoke about Griffin and a variety of other topics on Wednesday during a roughly 90-minute appearance on ESPN 980.

Top Pass Rushers To Watch At NFL Combine's Mike Mayock laid out the top four pass rushers to watch this week at the NFL Combine in Indianapolis.

It’s not who starts the season for the Redskins at QB, it’s who finishes | Rich Tandler's Real Redskins
INDIANAPOLIS—Jay Gruden’s almost casual announcement at the NFL Combine that Robert Griffin III will be the Redskins’ starting quarterback came as a surprise to just about everyone.

Alternate history? Shanahan says 2 game-changing QBs were in play | Comcast SportsNet Washington
"We were talking to Peyton at that time; that was a strong consideration," Shanahan said on ESPN 980's The Sports Fix. "But, at the end of the day, I really felt that with Eli being with the Giants, he was not going to come in our direction." With Manning out of the picture, the Redskins began weighing whether it made sense to move up in that year’s draft to snag a signal caller. "There were a lot of different opinions on which direction we should go," Shanahan said. "But at the end of the day, we decided to go with Robert [Griffin III]. And, obviously, the rest is history."

Mike Shanahan on RG III, Dan Snyder - Washington Redskins Blog - ESPN
A few comments on Mike Shananan's one hour, 35-minute interview with ESPN980 Wednesday.

Odd timing for Jay Gruden's news on Redskins QB Robert Griffin III - ESPN
What Washington Redskins coach Jay Gruden said Wednesday about Robert Griffin III is what I thought he would say eventually -- like in June.

Redskins veteran retires after 13 NFL seasons | Comcast SportsNet Washington

"It was a blessing, honor and pleasure to play the game I loved for as long as I did," Clark said in a statement. "I am so excited to open the next chapter working with ESPN. I will approach my new career just as I approached my last. I hope to bring hard work, excitement and fun every chance I get!"

Jay Gruden Exclusive Interview at the Combine

Redskins Head Coach Jay Gruden talks with's Andrew Walker about the upcoming NFL Combine and the looming NFL Draft.

Brian Mitchell has SERIOUS questions about Gruden's RG3 decision | Comcast SportsNet Washington

The Redskins Blog | Take A Look At Some NFL Combine Records

Joe Barry ‘Brings A Great Passion To The Game’

San Diego Chargers GM Tom Telesco on Wednesday raved about recently hired Redskins defensive coordinator Joe Barry, calling him a "knowledgeable, energetic football coach."

Combine Flashback: Morgan Moses
With the 2015 NFL Combine set to start this week, will look back at past Redskins that attended. Today, it's Morgan Moses.