By James Ho
Redskins’ fans know wide receiver Anthony Armstrong as one of the team’s top playmakers, but yesterday Armstrong had himself a bit of an identity crisis.
During Monday’s training camp practice, Armstrong came out sporting a gold non-contact practice jersey – usually worn by quarterbacks– instead of his usual white #13 jersey.
The jersey, however, didn’t have a number printed on it, so Armstrong grabbed a roll of athletic tape and improvised.
Pictured above, Armstrong transformed into an international man of mystery, pasting question marks on both sides of his jersey. Why question marks you might ask?
“Just having a little fun y’know,” Armstrong said. “They put me in a special jersey and they didn’t have any numbers so I had to claim something. I figured I’d put a little question mark on there.”
If you notice on the front of the jersey, Armstrong printed an inverted Spanish question mark. When asked if he was familiar with the language, he flashed some linguistic versatility.
“Si. ¿Quien es el hombre?,” Armstrong said with a smile. “That was my question from the front. Who is that guy?”
Armstrong was told to put on the gold jersey by head coach Mike Shanahan, who wanted Armstrong to participate in individual drills after suffering an AC second-degree separation in his shoulder last week in practice.
But in all his years of coaching, Shanahan had never seen the punctuation mark on a jersey before.
“I haven’t seen the question mark before,” Shanahan said with a smile. “I’ve got to admit that was something new.”
Yesterday was Armstrong’s first practice since the injury, and he’s hoping to return to his normal white jersey soon.
“That’s the plan,” Armstrong said. “Just trying to heal everything up, get good and healthy.”
Armstrong added that he’s feeling good and that the injury is something he just has to work through.
“I feel pretty good y’know. It still takes some getting used to. You got a different process, you gotta deal with a body part feeling a different way.
“It’s kinda hard to work past it, but you eventually do it and being able to run around right now is definitely helpful.”
And for however long he must don the gold jersey, we’ll be on the lookout for señor Armstrong’s changing identity.
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