Most Redskins players won’t get to spend Thanksgiving with their families, but that doesn’t prevent them from brightening the holidays of other families in need.
This afternoon, running back Ryan Torain and right tackle Jammal Brown served lunch to families at the Volunteers of America Chesapeake’s Loudoun Homeless Services Center in Leesburg, Va.
“It’s good to help the community out,” said Torain, in between handing out boxes. ”The most important part of holidays is getting together with your family and loved ones. Even though I can’t really do that today, I’m out here with these people and their families and I just wanna give back.”
Torain said that after he was done in Leesburg, he was going to travel back to spend time with his friends on the team–his “second family.” Read more »
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There are three fundamental truths to this Thanksgiving holiday:
1. Football will be on TV.
2. Food will be on the table.
3. And one of the best ways to cook anything is in the deep fryer.
Counting the first two truths as inevitable, several Redskins have combined their culinary knowledge to create a Thanksgiving bird of the deep-fried persuasion.
The news broke on Twitter:
Deep frying the turkey this time —
Terrence Austin (@Terrence_Austin) November 23, 2011
Offensive linemen Nick Sundberg is the deep frying guru, and was seen walking off the practice field on Wednesday, coaching Austin as to tricks of the trade:
1. You must use the proper amount of oil in the fryer, or the bird won’t cook.
2. You MUST thaw the bird out first.
What happens when you don’t thaw the bird out first? You burn down your house: Read more »
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