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Construction Ongoing At Redskins Park

Posted by Brian Tinsman on May 29, 2013 – 5:51 pm


The big construction news has been centered around the Bon Secours Washington Redskins Training Center in Richmond, Va., but that isn’t the only hard-hat area in Redskins Nation.

The back end of the facilities at Redskins Park are in expansion mode as well, with the back balcony removed and plans to extend the ground level out to the road.

Construction has been going on for several weeks and is expected to be completed some time before the team returns from training camp in Richmond.

The primary emphasis of the construction is to overhaul the player facilities, which have changed only aesthetically from their opening in 1992. The plans call for a huge expansion of the team’s weight room and training room, allowing for more and better workout and rehab equipment.

The upgrades are also expected to include improved meeting rooms for the coaches to properly prepare the players for game day.

What does this mean for Washington Redskins fans? With training camp moved away from the facility for at least the next eight years, probably not much. But there will be some noticeable changes worth mentioning to the backdrop of all of your future Redskins news. Read more »

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Cheerleader Tasha Writes From Costa Rica

Posted by Redskins.com on May 29, 2013 – 12:21 pm

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Over the next week, the Washington Redskins Cheerleaders will be providing behind-the-scenes access and first-hand-accounts of their 2013 Calendar photo shoot in tropical Costa Rica.

For the first photo shoot diary entry, we check in with Tasha, who is a Redskins Cheerleader rookie this season after serving as an ambassador last year. She has a few pre-game jitters but says she is ready to make Redskins Nation proud:

I am beyond excited and just a tad bit nervous to be traveling to Costa Rica for my first calendar shoot as a rookie. I still can’t believe that I have been afforded the opportunity to be a Washington Redskins Cheerleader, but if I’m dreaming I definitely don’t want to wake up. Read more »

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Theismann Believes NBA Star Can Be QB

Posted by Stephen Czarda on May 29, 2013 – 11:40 am

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Since quarterback Joe Theismann hung up his single bar helmet following the 1985 season he has taken to the broadcast booth as a commentator for various football games to include the Burgundy and Gold’s preseason slate.

Instead of running from robust defensive lineman and speedy linebackers, the former Notre Dame star now enjoys a life of breaking down plays of current signal callers in similar predicaments.

With an expansive history in the game that includes 77 career wins and a Super Bowl ring, it’s safe to say that he knows a thing or two about football.

Could being a talent evaluator and agent for the best basketball player on earth be added to his lengthy resume soon?

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Owens’ Greatness Extended Past Gridiron

Posted by Stephen Czarda on May 29, 2013 – 10:48 am

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Over the next few weeks we will be looking back on some Redskins greats for their heroics on the field as well as off of it. Today, Redskins.com intern Chris DeLisi explores the amazing story of Brig Owens.

For anyone that watched the Redskins during the late 1960’s and 1970’s the name Brig Owens should ring a bell. Well before the days of “shutdown” being a commonly used football term for defensive backs who harassed aerial attacks, Owens led the team in interceptions on three different occasions and when paired with fellow safety Ken Houston in the latter stages of his career, teams didn’t dare take a stab at the twosome.

A graduate of the University of Cincinnati, Owens was drafted as a strong safety by the Dallas Cowboys in 1965. Immediately following his rookie season, though, he was traded to the Redskins; a move that he says was easily the best moment of his life.

Owens loved the Redskins, and was one of the best defensive backs to ever wear burgundy and gold, finishing with 36 interceptions in his career, second all-time in Redskins’ history and is currently a member of the prestigious 80 Greatest Redskins.

Towards the end of his playing career, though, he began weighing his options of possible careers to pursue and ultimately decided on law school.

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