On Wednesday, 2013 fifth round pick draft pick Chris Thompson officially became a member of the Washington Redskins when he signed his first NFL contract.
Welcome to the big leagues.
Thompson was one of two Florida State University players that the Redskins selected in the fifth round as his college teammate, Brandon Jenkins, was picked just eight spots after the running back.
While the twosome have already made Burgundy and Gold history by becoming the first ever FSU teammates to be selected in the same draft class, they have a chance to be the best FSU prospects to ever come to the Nation’s Capital.
Just by stepping on the field.
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Going into the 2012 season, the hype surrounding the Redskins reached unrivaled levels thanks to this fellow by the name of Robert Griffin III.
Griffin III was joining a team littered with first round talents (Ryan Kerrigan, Trent Williams and Brian Orakpo) and undrafted phenoms outperforming their draft day exclusions like NFL ironman London Fletcher.
While No. 10 thrashed his opponents en route to AP Offensive Rookie of the Year honors, he isn’t the top rated Redskin on CBSSports’ NFL Top-100 list.
Enter Alfred Morris.
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Redskins legendary coach Joe Gibbs held his annual luncheon at Redskins Park today for his foundation, Youth For Tomorrow.
Gibbs was joined by several members of the Redskins community to include current head coach Mike Shanahan.
While the two coaches will forever be linked together in the franchise’s historical existence as two of the top coaches to call D.C. home, they were joined by another Super Bowl winner–Mike Ditka.
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When you think of the Washington Redskins and their biggest rival, who is the one team that comes to mind?
I’ll give you a break if you said the Giants or Eagles, but anyone who’s anyone knows that the Cowboys have been the Redskins biggest rival since the first time they took the field together in 1960—a 26-14 Redskins victory.
Since that day, the Redskins-Cowboys rivalry has become one of the most heated battles as they often find themselves jockeying for playoff spots. Week 17 of the 2012 season I’m looking at you.
So, where do Redskins-Cowboys encounters rank among the best rivalries in the NFL today?
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