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Ryan Kerrigan Not Too Famous For Chores

Posted by Brian Tinsman on July 10, 2013 – 4:14 pm

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Aside from his 117 career tackles, 16 sacks, six force fumbles, two interceptions returned for touchdowns and 12 passes defensed, Redskins outside linebacker Ryan Kerrigan is just like me and you.

When he isn’t at work, he likes to hang out with friends and family, go to the movies, hit the links or sneak in a workout. When he goes home to Muncie, Ind. in the offseason, he still does chores to help out around his family home.

He quotes Family Guy. He holds doors for strangers, makes solid eye contact and always tries to answer questions with sincere, thoughtful responses. He is the consummate Everyman on the Washington Redskins, which tend to go under appreciated in the age of high-profile athletes.

His hometown newspaper, The Muncie Star Press, recently caught up with 2012 Pro Bowler to see what kind of life he lives during the offseason months.

But ever-humble, Kerrigan is probably best described by the people who know him best: Read more »

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Pierre Garcon Is Obvious Key To Success

Posted by Stephen Czarda on July 10, 2013 – 3:39 pm

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(AP photo)

That headline shouldn’t be too much a shocker. After all Pierre Garcon was signed last offseason for all intents and purposes to be Robert Griffin III’s first-ever top target in the NFL.

Garcon’s arrival to the Washington Redskins didn’t exactly receive the unprecedented fanfare that No. 10’s would one month later, but that doesn’t mean his on the field impact was going to be minute.

Unless you consider an 88-yard touchdown in his debut as nothing of a big deal (it is).

Anyway, according to one NFL.com writer, the key factor to the Redskins offense clicking on all cylinders again in 2013 isn’t going to be the same offensive line from a year ago or how Griffin III and Alfred Morris will perform in year two—it’s Garcon.

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Todd Collins’ Historic 2007 Run Relived

Posted by Stephen Czarda on July 10, 2013 – 2:25 pm

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[With 15 days until the start of training camp, we take a look back at Todd Collins’ 2007 performance. Collins, who spent the majority of his career as a backup, led the Washington Redskins to an improbable playoff appearance.]

Entering the 2013 season, the Washington Redskins have, perhaps, the most depth on the roster in years. Nothing is more symbolic of the franchise’s deep pool of talent more than the most important position on the roster—quarterback.

Heading into training camp, the Redskins currently have four quarterbacks on the roster to include AP Offensive Rookie of the Year Robert Griffin III, undefeated NFL starter Kirk Cousins and Rex Grossman, who led the Chicago Bears to a Super Bowl appearance.

With two rookie signal callers at the top of the chart, few thought the Redskins could climb out of the cellar of the division last year, let alone a playoff appearance. Then the impossible happened.

While No. 10’s magic is simply unmatchable, his guidance for a team far out of the playoff picture to postseason football wasn’t exactly a franchise first.

Insert Todd Collins.

Despite Griffin III’s and Collins’ differences (815 rushing yards to one), their late-season performances enchanted a fan base and had the team back in the postseason once again.

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Redskins Social Media Weekly Spotlight

Posted by Jared Ross on July 10, 2013 – 11:54 am


As we patiently await the arrival of training camp (15 days away), we are forced to look a little harder to find out what’s going on in the lives of the Washington Redskins. Thankfully, social media provides us a great window into their lives off the field.

In their free time, Redskins players have accomplished and seen many different things this offseason.

Last week’s Social Media Spotlight reviewed Adam Carriker’s treasure seeking companion, Nick Sundberg’s travels around the world, Aldrick Robinson’s dedication to charity, Chris Chester’s thoughts on the offseason and Josh LeRibus’ Goo Goo Dolls experience.

This week is no different. Today, we dive into offensive lineman Kory Lichtensteiger’s golf outing, quarterback Kirk Cousin’s wardrobe “malfunction”, tight end Niles Paul’s gift to his old high school, a little bit of motivation from Adam Carriker, and of course, quarterback Robert Griffin III’s wedding.

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More To Celebrate For The Redskins

Posted by Stephen Czarda on July 10, 2013 – 10:47 am

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Last year, the Washington Redskins had more to celebrate in one season than any other in recent memory.

With the selection of quarterback Robert Griffin III, Alfred Morris’ transformation from a blocking fullback “project” to franchise record holder and London Fletcher proving that maybe just maybe Father Time can be defeated, Redskins Nation had no shortage of memorable moments that will forever live on in franchise annals.

The season kicked off with the birth of “Griffining” and ended with a 13th homerun swing by No. 46 in front of a dejected Dallas Cowboys squad.

While both celebrations are certainly awesome, they are still relatively fresh and need some time to marinate before being dubbed one of the best celebrations in NFL history.

The Fun Bunch, on the other hand, has had plenty of time to come down from their collective high-five–still one of the greatest post-touchdown celebrations ever.

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