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Monday Talking Points: More than just RG3

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Monday Talking Points: More than just RG3

The Talking Points are going to be brief today since we dont know to whom we will be talking. Redskins PR promised us some folks at the podium and that we could catch players coming off of the field but no specifics were offered.So we assume that we will get a chance to ask Robert Griffin III about his first OTA with the first-team offense and perhaps Pierre Garon will talk about being on the receiving end of RG3s passes. And maybe we can get London Fletcher to talk about what Griffin looked like from a defensive standpoint.As you can tell, the talk is likely to be a lot about the rookie quarterback. But look for other, non-RG3 news and notes as well. I want to see how Jarvis Jenkins knee is doing nine months after his torn ACL and perhaps get a few words with Trent Williams to see what he has to say about taking his game to the next level. And perhaps a word with Chris Cooley, who should be ready to go in terms of health but may face an uphill battle to make the team.We will get Mike Shanahan at the podium but Redskins PR has informed us that we will not be able to talk to any assistant coaches until minicamp next month.

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Josh Norman didn't stand a chance defending Kyle O’Quinn on this dunk

Josh Norman didn't stand a chance defending Kyle O’Quinn on this dunk

Josh Norman is a man of many talents — at least on the football field, and in the friendliest possible way, he was reminded of that this weekend during a charity basketball game.

Opposite of the defensive nightmare Norman can be for receivers, the New York Knicks' Kyle O’Quinn had a little fun with the Redskins cornerback and the 10-inch height difference they share during the during Bam Bam’s Spring Jam at the Ted Constant Convocation Center in Norfolk, Virginia.

O'Quinn got the ball and went up for a particularly easy dunk as Norman jumped and tried to swat the ball away but his effort was futile. 

While this was all in good fun, Norman should probably stick to football. 

Former Virginia Tech defenseive back and current Seattle Seahawk Kam Chancellor's foundation is behind the charity game, which also included Redskins' Lynden Trail, Marshawn Lynch, Michael Bennett and Antoine Bethea.  

Related: Kirk Cousins got some tips from an 85-year-old woman

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Memorial Day Reflection: Kirk Cousins appreciates the cost of freedom

Memorial Day Reflection: Kirk Cousins appreciates the cost of freedom

On Memorial Day, people all over the United States stop to reflect on the freedoms provided for by the military. Redskins quarterback Kirk Cousins is no different.

"So grateful for living in this country and understanding that that came at a price and I just want to say thank you," Cousins said.

Speaking after an OTA session last week with military members in attendance, Cousins explained that he appreciates the added sense of history and obligation that comes from living in and around D.C.

"It’s a good reminder why it’s such a benefit to play here in Washington. It just feels like it’s that much more real with Andrews Air Force Base here and so many soldiers here. There’s something special about playing for the city of Washington, D.C. and driving 30 minutes into the city and going by the White House and the Pentagon and the monuments."

The Redskins hosted military members from multiple branches at their OTAs, and afterward, Cousins and a number of other players signed autographs. 

"You say ‘Man, I want to give these soldiers, these fans something to cheer about and make them excited and bring this city together.' Hopefully winning football games can do that. What a great thing. That’s the vision we’re chasing," the Redskins passer said. "Hopefully we can get it done this season."

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