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A look at the top Redskins stories of the day.

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Five ways the Browns can fix Robert Griffin III | Washington Post Redskins Blog

These types of plays cannot continue at anywhere near the same frequency at which they appeared in Griffin's game in 2014. They stall the offense by putting his team in bad down-and-distance situations. They also frustrate receivers who get open but don't get the ball when they should. Then there is the health risk. Griffin was one of the most-sacked and most-hit quarterbacks in the NFL during his time in Washington, and a number of those hits were his own fault.

Redskins haven't yet settled on plans for WR Andre Roberts | ESPN Redskins Blog

It's not as if Roberts can't help the Redskins -- if he's a No. 4 receiver, that's fine. But he was beaten out in the slot by Jamison Crowder last season and Roberts is not better than either Pierre Garcon or DeSean Jackson on the outside. Still, he'd be an experienced backup -- albeit one that costs $5 million. That's a hefty sum for a player in that situation.

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Jay Gruden updates the Redskins rehabbing players | CSN Washington

OG Shawn Lauvao (both ankles): Suffered a season-ending ankle injury in Week 3 and had multiple surgeries to clean up other issues while recovering. "I would probably think he'd be [out until] mandatory minicamp or training camp. More likely training camp," Gruden said.

WVU safety Karl Joseph could interest the Redskins | CSN Washington

Bottom line: Mike Mayock called Joseph a "poor man's Earl Thomas" and we know how McCloughan likes Legion of Boom style defensive backs. If his knee checks out the presence of a high-character top performer at a position of need would put him under serious consideration by McCloughan if he's there in the second round. If he is there in the third you could probably measure him for a Redskins uniform.

Gruden: Redskins prepared to gamble on Matt Jones | CSN Washington

"We need him to protect the ball a little bit more," Gruden said. "He's a big, strong, powerful back that I think can handle the workload; time will tell on that. We're taking a bit of a gamble here, but based on our professional opinion, we believe he can handle it and be very, very effective at it, toting the rock."