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80th Anniversary Tour Kicks Off Thursday

Posted by Andrew Walker on May 22, 2012 – 2:55 pm

The greatest fans in the National Football League will have a unique two-month-long opportunity to get an up-close-and-personal look at their Washington Redskins.

The Redskins’ 80th Anniversary Thank You Tour — which brings players, coaches, cheerleaders and Redskins personnel to fan-friendly pep rallies across the region — begins Thursday with three events in Winchester, Va., just one of at least 12 stops the 80th Anniversary Bus will be making through July 20.

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Rainy Monday Brings First OTA Indoors

Posted by Andrew Walker on May 22, 2012 – 11:08 am

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A steady, annoying drizzle was the weather theme at Redskins Park Monday morning, so head coach Mike Shanahan decided to bring the team’s first round of organized team activities inside.

It was the first time Shanahan has been afforded that luxury. The team’s brand new indoor training facility was just recently completed, and its purpose is ideal for days like Monday.

“Perfect timing, eh?” second-year outside linebacker Ryan Kerrigan said after Monday’s activities. “This is what we built it for, for days like this when the weather’s not cooperative.”

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Neil Rackers Happy With New Opportunity

Posted by Andrew Walker on May 22, 2012 – 10:22 am

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Veteran kicker Neil Rackers was right where he wanted to be late Monday morning at Redskins Park: With a longsnapper and a holder.

Rackers, who was signed last month to compete with three-year Redskins’ starter Graham Gano for the team’s kicking duties, said he’s enjoying his time with his new squad.

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Rookie Offensive Lineman Gets Feet Wet

Posted by Andrew Walker on May 22, 2012 – 9:34 am

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There’s something to be said about that first day of the season when you’re finally allowed to run drills against your teammates — and not go against tackling dummies.

Redskins’ rookie offensive tackle Tom Compton said he felt that freedom Monday in his first-ever round of organized team activites at Redskins Park.

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