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Celebrating National Pancake Day With DY

Posted by Gabe Hiatt on March 4, 2014 – 6:05 pm

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Pillowy breakfast sponges for butter and maple syrup are delicious, but we’re celebrating a different type of pancakes today.

In football terms, a pancake is a block that results in a defender flattened on his back. You can watch fullback Darrel Young dish out the delicacy in the following video.Read more about Young’s booming hit in Atlanta here.

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Franchise Tag Alters Free Agent Market

Posted by Gabe Hiatt on March 4, 2014 – 1:16 pm

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The news of the day in the NFL Monday was unquestionably how teams would manipulate the franchise tag before the 4 p.m. deadline.

The Redskins applied the tag to Brian Orakpo while other teams made decisions that could affect how Washington approaches free agency beginning a week from Tuesday.

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Sundberg Saves Girl Scouts From Snow

Posted by Gabe Hiatt on March 4, 2014 – 12:11 pm

Nick Sundberg

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You might have seen on Twitter that long snapper Nick Sundberg provided Redskins Park with a bounty of Girl Scout cookies on Tuesday.

Rumor has it Sundberg’s small act of kindness was born out of a bigger one.

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RGIII, Hall, Baker Welcome Back Orakpo

Posted by Gabe Hiatt on March 4, 2014 – 10:19 am

Although the franchise tag is not a guarantee Brian Orakpo will return to the Redskins in 2014, it grants the Redskins control of his rights and allows the team more time to negotiate a long-term deal should Washington want to move in that direction.

Orakpo has taken the move in stride.

“They did what they had to do,” he told the Washington Post. “I’m just kind of glad we can at least make a step moving forward instead of being at a stalemate with this whole situation.”

The linebacker’s probable return was reason enough for his teammates to celebrate on Twitter. Read more »


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