Ever wonder what would happen if current Redskins coach Mike Shanahan ran into legendary head coach Joe Gibbs in the halls of Redskins Park? Well, wonder no more, they would compare notes on franchise quarterbacks.
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With this afternoon’s signing of safety Madieu Williams, the Redskins have added another DMV-native and lifelong Redskins fan, joining Josh Wilson, Joshua Morgan, Will Montgomery, Kevin Barnes, Evan Royster, and Travon Bellamy on the current roster.
He also joins Barnes as another former Maryland Terrapin playing in the Redskins secondary.
But to call Williams a true DMV-native might be a tad hasty. While he is a graduate of Duval High School in Lanham, Md., his story began in Freetown, Sierra Leone, where he lived until the age of 9. Shortly after his family emigrated to the United States, tensions in Sierra Leone spilled over into a bloody civil war, causing his family anguish about the extended family left behind.
But through the status and paychecks provided by a career in the NFL, Williams has found a way to give back in a major way (via NBC News): Read more »
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Here lies the tragically deformed breakfast of Redskins kicker Graham Gano, tasting of sweet syrup and bitter disappointment.
Gano shared a picture of the disappointing waffle with Twitter followers (@GrahamGano) shortly after it’s flawed creation. With only one of the four quadrants properly filled with batter, Chef Gano was forced to admit his most-important meal’s shortcomings:
@GrahamGano: Not exactly me best waffle ever…
But in the true spirit of team camaraderie, Redskins defensive end Adam Carriker (@BigPoppaPump94) tweeted more of his cosmic advice, exactly one minute later. It’s almost as if he was reaching out to Gano via Twitter: Read more »
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Like so many athletes in today’s social media landscape, Leigh Torrence made his Redskins’ signing official with a few Tweets yesterday evening. The first was dedicated to the next Redskins chapter of his career, and looking forward to moving ahead with his new old team:
The second was dedicated to the Saints team that he left behind, where he registered the only pick-six on defense last season, and won a championship ring in Super Bowl XLIV:
In the 12 hours since his tweets, his page has been covered in Saints fans and players bemoaning the loss of No. 24, as well as Redskins players and fans welcoming him back.
But why all of the excitement? With only two interceptions and 3.5 sacks in 73 career games, Torrence seems like an odd candidate to move the needle on social media. But if you ask any of his former teammates or beat reporters, Torrence is hot commodity in the locker room and community.
Of the 52 other men on the squad when Torrence was released in 2008, only nine remain under contract. Of those nine, two (plus Westbrook) were excited by the news of Torrence’s return, and shared their congratulations on Twitter: Read more »
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Yesterday, the Redskins announced the return of defensive lineman Kedric Golston, who rejoins the team after an injury-shortened 2011 season. Even though he did not start any games last season, he was an integral rotation member on the defensive line, and filled the gap left by injured rookie Jarvis Jenkins.
Golston has been an offseason fixture at Redskins Park, rehabbing his MCL and ACL injuries, while working out and getting stronger with the training staff. Building strength is no mystery to Golston, who was awarded 2005 Leon Farmer Strength and Conditioning Award at Georgia.
According to Georgia’s athletic site:
The award is given annually to the player whose dedication to the strength and conditioning program results in a significant contribution to the football team. Past winners include David Pollack in 2004, Ben Watson in 2003, Will Witherspoon in 2001 and Richard Seymour in 2000.
That’s pretty good company. Read more »
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