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DC Sports Bog: Virginia governor: D.C. likely still in the running for Redskins’ future home

Tue, 07/21/2015 - 4:34pm
Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe (D) said on Tuesday that it’s too early to assume the Redskins will not return to the District, despite possible hurdles involving the team’s name and the federal government.Read full article >>









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DC Sports Bog: Anonymous coach says RGIII ‘is done’ in ESPN QB poll

Tue, 07/21/2015 - 1:26pm
ESPN asked 35 anonymous NFL insiders to place each of the league’s 32 projected starting quarterbacks into one of five tiers, with Tier 1 representing the best and Tier 5 representing the worst. The results of the second annual “Quarterback Tiers” project (Insider subscription required) were not kind to projected Redskins starter Robert Griffin III.Read full article >>









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DC Sports Bog: Could Chris Cooley go from the radio booth to the field? He’s thinking about it

Tue, 07/21/2015 - 11:59am
Chris Cooley was sitting in an office breakroom in Rockville, a few minutes before the start of his daily radio show on ESPN 980. That morning, the former Redskins tight end had power cleaned 350 pounds inside the Redskins Park weight room — the most he had done since he was in college. After being about 15 pounds over his playing weight in January, he was back down to his normal 250.Read full article >>









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DC Sports Bog: Redskins’ upgrades at FedEx Field don’t feel like upgrades

Tue, 07/21/2015 - 11:57am
They asked and you answered.Redskins President Bruce Allen announced this week some of the changes that will be coming to the game-day experience at FedEx Field, changes based on survey answers from surveying season ticket holders. The team announced it was moving the band back to the lower level and adding more employees to ease parking lot congestion. But there were two changes that stood out — mainly because they feel more like steps backward or distractions, rather than improvements.Read full article >>









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Redskins Blog: Redskins mailbag: A look at the safety competition, Scot McCloughan’s potential impact and more

Tue, 07/21/2015 - 11:30am
Where has the time gone? We’re now just nine days away from the start of training camp, and only eight days away from report day in Richmond.Then, we’ll really start getting some indications as to where this Redskins ship is headed for the 2015 season.Read full article >>









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Redskins Blog: A fresh look at the Redskins’ offense: Week 16 against the Eagles

Mon, 07/20/2015 - 12:59pm
The Fresh Look series examines 2014’s games to determine what we can learn about the Redskins’ offense and how it operates under Jay Gruden.With nothing left but pride to play for, the Redskins hosted the Eagles in Week 16, hoping to dent the playoff hopes of their NFC East rivals. Washington lost the first matchup between the two teams, but came away with the win this time.Read full article >>









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DC Sports Bog: Redskins announce happy-hour specials outside FedEx Field and a new loyalty program

Mon, 07/20/2015 - 12:07pm
The Redskins announced several more changes to the game-day experience at FedEx Field in an e-mail to fans last week. Among them:* The team’s marching band is moving back to the lower level — “due to popular demand,” according to the e-mail from Bruce Allen.Read full article >>









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Redskins Blog: Offseason question: Will moves translate into significant improvement on special teams?

Mon, 07/20/2015 - 9:24am
It’s no secret that the Redskins need improved play at quarterback, on the offensive and defensive lines, and in the secondary if they expect to top last season’s 4-12 record. Team officials also identified special teams as a key area to address this past offseason.Read full article >>









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DC Sports Bog: Alfred Morris says he agrees with ESPN.com that he’s not an elite running back

Fri, 07/17/2015 - 2:36pm
The word elite has become something of a jokey buzzword in the NFL, a standard that few players meet but many are judged by. One cheeky fellow has made it his life mission to determine whether or not Joe Flacco is elite (answer: Weltschmerz), and countless players have been deemed very good or excellent or super swell, if slightly less than elite.Read full article >>









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Redskins Blog: Offseason question: Which Redskins position most needs dramatic improvement?

Fri, 07/17/2015 - 11:34am
On an NFL team riddled with shortcomings, there can be no single panacea, but as the Redskins look to rebound from an NFC East-worst 4-12 performance, there is one position — or one role, to be precise — that cries out for better performance.Read full article >>









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‘Once a Midget, always a Midget:’ Illinois high school to keep controversial nickname

Fri, 07/17/2015 - 11:09am
This is a blog post about a sports nickname-slash-mascot that some say is offensive and others are calling a tradition.No, not that one. For those stories, please visit the otherblog.Read full article >>









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Watch Deion Sanders perform ‘Like a Virgin’ to beat Justin Bieber in a lip-syncing battle

Fri, 07/17/2015 - 12:47am
Long after his NFL playing days ended, Deion Sanders showed that he’ll still do just about anything to win. Tasked with topping a current pop superstar, Justin Bieber, in a lip-syncing battle, “Prime Time” donned a blonde wig and faux-wedding dress, all the better to romp around stage mouthing the words to Madonna’s “Like a Virgin.”Read full article >>









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DC Sports Bog: The Redskins are bringing new food items to Fedex Field

Thu, 07/16/2015 - 11:19am
The Redskins are introducing a host of new foods to their FedEx Field concessions operations, continuing an offseason of promised changes in the team’s game-day experience.President Bruce Allen hinted at these changes in his letter to fans in March, writing that feedback indicated “concession options were lacking” at the stadium, and that the team was “considering a number of significant additions.”Read full article >>









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DC Sports Bog: Who wore the short suit better: DeSean Jackson or Pharrell?

Thu, 07/16/2015 - 10:58am
Redskins receiver DeSean Jackson walked the red carpet at the ESPY awards on Wednesday in a summer suit featuring a short sleeve jacket and capri pants. Jackson completed his outfit with a pair of red Quarter Joggers from Freeman Plat. (That’s rich guy footwear, as my colleague Clinton Yates might say.)Read full article >>









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Redskins Blog: Offseason question: Which Redskins late-round draft picks will make the biggest impact?

Thu, 07/16/2015 - 10:05am
The Redskins’ 2012 draft will always be known for the high-stakes gamble that landed quarterback Robert Griffin III at the cost of three potential starters.While the wisdom of that move remains open to debate, Washington’s 2012 draft landed an unequivocal gem in running back Alfred Morris, a lightly regarded back from Florida Atlantic whom the team picked in the sixth round. Morris hasn’t missed a start since. He shattered the team’s single-season rushing record as a rookie, eclipsed the 1,000-yard rushing mark each of this three seasons and twice earned Pro Bowl honors.Read full article >>









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Redskins Blog: Is this the least optimistic you’ve been for a Redskins season in recent years?

Thu, 07/16/2015 - 7:00am
Tis’ the season for optimism around the NFL.Remember last year, when ESPN asked its 32 NFL Nation reporters to independently predict the record of the team they cover, and 27 of them forecast seasons of .500 or better? Fourteen teams finished with losing records. ESPN repeated the excercise this preseason, and 25 picked 8-8 or above. (John Keim, for what it’s worth, picked 7-9 and 6-10 for Washington.)Read full article >>









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Redskins Blog: A fresh look at the Redskins’ offense: Week 15 against the Giants

Wed, 07/15/2015 - 3:35pm
The Fresh Look series examines 2014’s games to determine what we can learn about the Redskins’ offense and how it operates under Jay Gruden.After being shut out by the Rams at home, the Redskins traveled to New York to take on the Giants for the second time. Colt McCoy started the game at quarterback, but suffered an injury and was replaced by Robert Griffin III in a 24-13 loss.Read full article >>









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DC Sports Bog: DeSean Jackson learns a new touchdown dance

Wed, 07/15/2015 - 1:29pm
As a guest Tuesday on Fox’s “The Boris and Nicole Show,” Redskins wide receiver DeSean Jackson explained why he agreed to be featured in BET’s reality series “Home Team” after turning down similar offers in previous years.Read full article >>









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DC Sports Bog: DeSean Jackson’s mom meets his pregnant girlfriend and it does not go well

Wed, 07/15/2015 - 9:54am
The third episode of “DeSean Jackson: Home Team” picked up where the second episode of the BET reality show left off, with Jackson telling his mom that his Instagram model girlfriend, Kayla Phillips, is pregnant.Read full article >>









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Redskins Blog: Offseason question: How will Robert Griffin III benefit from a full-time quarterbacks coach?

Wed, 07/15/2015 - 9:15am
As the Redskins seek to rebound from a second-consecutive season of double digit losses, no variable is as significant as the performance of fourth-year quarterback Robert Griffin III.Helping the 2011 Heisman Trophy winner reclaim the lights-out form of his rookie season was Coach Jay Gruden’s first order of business upon succeeding the ousted Mike Shanahan.Read full article >>









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