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Posted by Jake Kring-Schreifels on December 9, 2014 – 7:27 pm

Linebackers Ja'Gared Davis and Justin Jackson (AP Images)

Linebackers Ja’Gared Davis and Justin Jackson (AP Images)

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The Washington Redskins on Tuesday announced several roster moves, including three new additions to the team.

Let’s get to know them a little:

Linebacker Ja’Gared Davis: The 6-foot, 238-pounder from Southern Methodist University was signed by the Houston Texans in 2013, but was released after preseason and signed with New England.

He appeared in only one game for the Patriots that year and three games the following season.

He most recently played on Kansas City’s practice squad. He racked up 83 tackles with 5.5 sacks during his final year at SMU.

Running back Michael Hill: Originally a college free agent out of Missouri Western State, Hill was signed to the Green Bay Packers practice squad in 2013 before the Tampa Bay Buccaneers grabbed him in November. He carried the ball nine times for 23 yards and caught two passes for 23 yards for the Bucs before being released.

He has also been a member of both the San Diego Chargers and Indianapolis Colts but has not appeared in a game in 2014.

Linebacker Justin Jackson: The Detroit Lions signed Jackson — a college free agent from Wake Forest — in 2014, and released him in the preseason.

After spending time with the Minnesota Vikings, the Cincinnati Bengals signed Jackson in November before waiving him two weeks later.

In 36 games for Wake Forest, he tallied 193 tackles and seven sacks in three years.


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Pierre Garcon Hosts Pizza Event With Some Redskins Rookies

Posted by Jake Kring-Schreifels on December 9, 2014 – 4:28 pm

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Just a few miles up the road from Redskins Park in Loudoun County, Va., Washington Redskins veteran wide receiver Pierre Garcon on Monday night was joined by many of the rookies on the team at his recently opened restaurant.

Can you name all of the rookies in the photo? If so, write them in below.


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Child Battling Leukemia Wears Pierre Garcon Jersey

Posted by Jake Kring-Schreifels on December 9, 2014 – 1:43 pm

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Sports’ reach often extends past the playing surface, and Washington Redskins wide receiver Pierre Garcon discovered another example of this Tuesday morning, when he received a tweet from James Carransa.

The photo above shows his young daughter smiling in Garcon’s burgundy jersey–and a little dress attached– after recently experiencing her fourth round of chemotherapy while she fights leukemia.

Garcon retweeted Carransa, who has posted numerous photos of his daughter, Emilia, as she battles through treatment. She wears Garcon’s jersey every game day.


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Darrell Green Hosts 25th Annual ‘Christmas With The Redskins’

Posted by Stephen Czarda on December 9, 2014 – 10:18 am

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Darrell Green had a vision when he came to Washington, D.C. as a speedy cornerback for the Washington Redskins.

On the field, the Hall of Famer wanted to let opponents know that despite being smaller than a majority of the competition, they wouldn’t be able to overcome his package of legendary speed, glue-like coverage skills and game-changing special teams play.

Off the field, he wanted to give back to a community that has supported him since the day he was drafted.

On Monday evening, Green hosted the 25th annual “Christmas With The Redskins” at the Hilton McLean Tyson’s Corner.

Joined by current Redskins Robert Griffin III, Alfred Morris, Chris Chester, Shawn Lauvao, Kedric Golston, Keenan Robinson, Everette Brown, DeAngelo Hall, Bashaud Breeland and Akeem Davis, Green opened the doors to more than 175 kids that were receiving shoes, clothes and other gifts.

“I have been doing this for 25 years and it’s always the same,” he said. “It’s a privilege to wake up this morning and think right and be willing to care about other people. As a young man coming into this city and coming into this profession, I just had a vision and take the influence that came with that job and the resources and access, and I wanted to turn it into something with benefits. Think about other people.”

After helping three kids navigate through all of the gifts, Hall said that he takes any chance he can get to help those in need.

“Darrell has been this for a while and he is someone I definitely look up to,” he said. “I think this is my sixth year doing this event. I had three kids with me tonight, and anytime you can give back, especially during the holidays, to families and kids that are less fortunate than you, you have to take that opportunity to do it.”

Green told the story of how he returned to Redskins Park a few weeks ago and was overcome with emotion when trying to talk about his time as a player.

'Tis the season! Players help kids pick out gifts at Darrell Green's 25th annual "Christmas with the #Redskins."

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“I really love the Redskins and all that they meant to me,” Green said. “This is how I came to Washington, D.C. 31 years ago, I met my wife here, my pastor. My children were grown and raised here, because that job offered me benefits that are allowing me to give back.”

Closing out the event, Green thanked the players for their participation.

“I just want to thank all of the Redskins players – many of whom weren’t even born when I was playing – for coming and continuing to keep this going,” he said. “This is so humbling.”

 


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PHOTO: Jarrett Jack Rocks Redskins Medallion

Posted by Stephen Czarda on December 9, 2014 – 8:32 am

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After playing in front of the Royal Family Monday night, Brooklyn Nets point guard Jarrett Jack wore a Redskins medallion as he talked to reporters.

Jack — an 11-year NBA veteran — was born in Fort Washington, Md., and played at DeMatha Cathloic High School.

The neckwear isn’t the only time he’s let people know he’s a Redskins fan, though, as he’s been spotted tweeting about the team by his more than 95,000 followers:

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PHOTO: Family Rocks Team Gear And Some Customized Redskins Foamposites

Posted by Stephen Czarda on December 9, 2014 – 7:15 am

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Washington Redskins fan Curtis Valentine earlier this week shared a photo on Twitter of his kids rocking their team gear.

On Facebook, meanwhile, in the fan group Redskins Die Hard Members, Anthony Webb posted a photo of customized Nike Foamposites with the Redskins logo.

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Customizing shoes has become a big fad in recent years, especially amongst Redskins fans.

In November, The Redskins Blog spoke with Alan Grabowski — a lifelong fan who resides in Connecticut — about a pair of Nike Air Max 95s he changed up to match all of his Redskins gear.

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“I’m a sneakerhead and my obsession with buying sneakers got to be a bit too much,” he said. “So I took it upon myself to learn how to customize my old sneakers. I’ve been customizing now for a little over a year and I’m learning more and more with each pair.

“The process took about five to six hours of prepping, painting and finishing. When I first started, a pair would usually take me a couple of days. I’ve definitely learned how to speed up the process now.”

 

 


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