For the last four months, 10:50 a.m. on a weekday has been my cue to walk down the steps at Redskins Park to chat with players in open locker room. There weren’t always a lot of players available at a time, but there was always someone.
Taking a peek into the locker room today, most lockers are cleared out and there are no players in sight. The only thing missing is a tumbleweed rolling out of the adjacent equipment room.
While some players make their offseason homes in Loudoun County, many others have dispersed across the country, back to the lives they live off the record. In their first 24 hours of offseason living, some of these players have had a blast, while others have gone about their un-glamorous business.
Here’s a Twitter recap of the first 24 hours.
Receiver David Anderson can appreciate that the Redskins have stationary stairs at Redskins Park–the alternative would be a disaster:
28 years and not a ounce of trust for escalators—
David Anderson (@DavidAnderson89) January 02, 2012
Running back Evan Royster is trying to coax his internal clock back to normal from his in-season 6 a.m. alarm:
sleeping in is gonna take some practice… im not very good at it right now—
Evan Royster (@Evan_Royster) January 03, 2012
Worried about London Fletcher wanting to come back to Washington as a free agent? He still dreams in Burgundy and Gold:
Watching Andrew Luck, thinking how good he would look in burgundy & gold!—
London Fletcher (@LFletcher59) January 03, 2012
Meanwhile, receivers Anthony Armstrong and Donte’ Stallworth were admiring a college prospect at receiver:
Blackmon is a beast!—
Anthony Armstrong (@MrArmstrong13) January 03, 2012
Safety Reed Doughty was about as far away from football as possible, being a good, supportive father:
Day 1 of my 2 year olds potty training. Praying for patience over the next few days. Proud of him already, he is figuring it out.—
Reed Doughty (@doughty37) January 03, 2012
And defensive backs DeJon Gomes and Travon Bellamy were figuring out who was the best virtual athlete:
And that’s your Redskins players’ triumphant start to the football offseason. We’ll be checking in from time to time for updates.
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