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Daily Slop: Gruden Expects 'Significant Strides' From RG3 in 2015; Trent Williams, DeSean Jackson Among six Absent for Workouts

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Redskins RB Alfred Morris on power run game: 'right up my alley' - Washington Redskins Blog - ESPN
"I feel I'm better at downhill plays anyway," he said. "You know what's coming. It's a knockout, drag-out style of play. I don't shy away from contact. It's right up my alley. I thoroughly enjoy it."

Terrance Knighton Began D-Line Bonding Sessions
Terrance Knighton knew the best way to start a winning mentality on the defensive line was if they started hanging out together off the field.

Need to Know: Gruden says Redskins defense will be more focused on takeaways | Rich Tandler's Real Redskins

Here is what you need to know on this Wednesday, May 27, 64 days before the Redskins start training camp. Three and out Notes from Jay Gruden’s press conference after Monday’s OTA session: 1.

Redskins OTA observations, Part 1: RG III looks more relaxed - Washington Redskins Blog - ESPN

Part 1 of my observations from the Washington Redskins organized team activity session on Tuesday:

Washington Redskins OTA observations, Part 2: Surprises with starters - Washington Redskins Blog - ESPN

Duke Ihenacho worked with the starters at strong safety ahead of free-agent signee Jeron Johnson.

Robert Griffin III of Washington Redskins, back as starter, senses 'mindset change'

Robert Griffin III has been returned to the starting quarterback role with the Redskins and says affecting change will come with a change in mentality, which he thinks has already begun.

Griffin confident, defense beefed up at Redskins’ first offseason practice - The Washington Post

Fourth-year starter hopes to improve in second year under Gruden while new faces jell on other side of ball.

D-Jax a No-Show: Big Deal or ??

There's no direct correlation anybody can make about anything that happens in late May affecting what happens from September to late December/early January.  However.... If organized team activities were not important, other superstars on other teams would not show up either.

Top 10 Quotes: Redskins Get OTAs Underway

With the first day of organized team activities complete, here is a list of the best quotes after the afternoon practice, as compiled by Redskins.com.

Trent Williams, DeSean Jackson among six absent for Redskins' workouts - Washington Times

Williams, who could not catch a flight back from Houston on Monday night because of flooding, and Jackson, who will not be in attendance until next week, notably did not attend the voluntary session at Redskins Park.

Robert Griffin III ready to get back to work as Redskins continue offseason program - Washington Times

Griffin was cheery and pleasant on Tuesday, likely excited that the more mundane parts of the Redskins' offseason workouts were over and that he could finally throw and compete against his teammates.

Gruden expects 'significant strides' from RG3 in 2015 | Comcast SportsNet Washington

Redskins Coach Jay Gruden hopes Robert Griffin III's familiarity with the system and staff will help him rebound from a couple of rough seasons.

Practice Notes: 2015 OTAs, Day 1

The Washington Redskins on Tuesday had their first OTA practice of the 2015 season. Here’s some notes and observations from Redskins.com’s Andrew Walker.

Arie Kouandjio: "My Focus is on Doing My Job"

Redskins fourth round draft pick Arie Kouandjio talks about his expectations and working with Offensive Line Coach Bill Callahan.

Redskins’ Robert Griffin III not doing it alone this time - The Washington Post

Column | The Redskins have surrounded Griffin with new offensive line and quarterbacks coaches, a first-round pick at right tackle and a power running game.

Reasons for Optimism in this point of the Redskins' Offseason - Fanspeak.com