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Introducing Brand New ‘Redskins Upload’

Posted by Brian Tinsman on May 4, 2012 – 7:53 pm

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[Editor’s Introduction: On the eve of a very exciting season around Redskins Park, the staff at Redskins.com welcomes a new member to the family.  Derrick King has been a familiar face around Redskins Park in recent seasons, and will contribute a weekly column for Redskins.com.  He will also be appearing on ‘Redskins Nation’ with Larry Michael tonight and on a weekly basis.  Please give him a warm Redskins welcome, and look for his weekly column, called ‘Redskins Upload’ over on the main page.  Here’s a message directly from Derrick, himself.]

Eight days after the Redskins selected Robert Griffin III with the second overall pick in the 2012 NFL Draft, the team’s franchise quarterback took the field for the first time.

Today officially marked the Redskins’ first day of a three-day rookie mini-camp.

Head coach Mike Shanahan and his staff assembled a diverse collection of rookies and eligible first-year players.  But the fascination today focused on Griffin III.

His trademark locks flowed from his helmet, and his bright gold quarterback jersey matched his fiery shoes and socks.  This may have been just a non-contact off-season excercise, Griffin III’s football skills were also on display–and I’m taking notes. Read more »

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Thunder Forces Redskins Practice Inside

Posted by Brian Tinsman on May 4, 2012 – 7:31 pm

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One rookie practice in the books, and the Redskins’ brand new indoor practice facility has already been put to good use.

A little over an hour into this morning’s rookie mini-camp practice, a clap of thunder silenced the workouts on the field.  In years past, this would have signaled the end of practice, forcing players inside to wait out the storm.  This was both a consideration for the players and the video crew, which is elevated on giant lift machines around the field.

In essence, it’s impossible to shake off a little storm.  You can’t see it–it’s electric.

But today yielded the perfect opportunity to workout indoors, and the facility worked perfectly.  Players got to practice on the state-of-the-art turf field, and all Redskins employees were safe to do their jobs.

Larry Michael and the Redskins Nation crew got a sneak peak inside, to see the players doing non-contact workouts for the first time.  Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III looks just as smooth under the lights as under the sun: Read more »

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Former Redskins Present For First Practice

Posted by Brian Tinsman on May 4, 2012 – 4:22 pm

Even though today’s rookie mini-camp was technically closed to the traditional media, staff members from ESPN 980 and the NFL Network were present on the sidelines, hobnobbing with the coaches and training staff.

Those are the spoils of being a former Redskins player-turned-media personality.

Super Bowl-winning quarterback Joe Theismann and Hog tight end Rick ‘Doc’ Walker were the face of the glory years in Washington, and have a personal interest in seeing it return to form.  That’s why both made an effort to be out on the field for the first practice of Robert Griffin III, and they shared a lot of their thoughts with Redskins Nation’s Larry Michael: Read more »

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Footage From Redskins Rookie Mini-Camp

Posted by Brian Tinsman on May 4, 2012 – 2:30 pm


As the rookies and first year players took the field for the first of five practices this weekend, all eyes watched Robert Griffin III and his electric burgundy and gold socks walk down the hill to the back practice fields.

And by all eyes, I mean Redskins.comTV, as the practices were otherwise closed to the media.  Check out the website for regular updates and remember to tune into Redskins Nation tonight, for the full footage report.

Even though Griffin III may be the star of the show this weekend, he continues to impress me with his poise.   Read more »

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