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Jackson Raises Money For Sandy Hook

Posted by Stephen Czarda on May 6, 2013 – 10:27 am


In 2008, the Washington Redskins selected Kansas State linebacker Rob Jackson late in the final round of the draft.

After years of hard work, including two stints on the practice squad, Jackson slowly rose to the top of the Redskins depth chart before breaking into the starting lineup during the 2012 season, replacing the injured Brian Orakpo for the last 14 regular season games.

Jackson’s importance to the Burgundy and Gold’s march to their first NFC East title since 1999 rose each week and culminated with his late fourth quarter interception against the Dallas Cowboys in a ‘winner takes all’ matchup to advance to the playoffs. Jackson’s interception led to Alfred Morris‘s third touchdown of the night and sealed a home playoff game for the first time in 13 years.

While Jackson has called the DMV his home for the past five years, his heart is still in Connecticut where he was born and raised in the city of New Haven.

The tragedy in Sandy Hook devastated everyone across the nation and with the town less than an hour from his childhood home, Jackson felt the pain.

Last month, Jackson participated in the first annual Gridiron Chef Competition to help raise money for the victims in Connecticut.

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LB Compton Looking To Make An Impact

Posted by Chris Herting on May 5, 2013 – 11:26 am


Last year it was University of Virginia cornerback Chase Minnifield who, before a season ending injury suffered during minicamps, had everyone talking about his performance at rookie practice. The 6-0, 185 pound undrafted free agent shined right out of the gate in a burgundy and gold uniform and looked to position himself for a chance to compete for playing time.

Fast forward to 2013 and there are a few intriguing college free agent names that will have a chance to earn the right to play on Sundays. One of those names is Bonne Terre, Mo. native and former Nebraska linebacker William Compton.

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‘Top 100 Players of 2013′: London Fletcher

Posted by Chris Herting on May 3, 2013 – 6:05 pm


Washington Redskins linebacker London Fletcher, 37, appeared in his fourth consecutive Pro Bowl this year, making him the first Redskins player since tackle Chris Samuels to earn four consecutive Pro Bowl berths (2005-08).

The defensive captain and NFC’s Defensive Player of the Month for December, finished the season with a team-high 188 tackles (112 solo) and posted a career-high five interceptions while pushing his consecutive games played streak to 240.

Earlier in the offseason, the 15-year veteran announced that he would return for another year in the burgundy and gold and good thing because he ranks #86 on the list of “Top 100 Players of 2013″!

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Redskins Social Media Weekly Spotlight

Posted by Chris Herting on March 4, 2013 – 5:56 pm


Welcome to your weekly Redskins Social Media Spotlight, where we highlight the trendy topics and social media campaigns going on this week in Redskins Nation. Check it out and make suggestions below.

Last week’s Social Media Weekly Spotlight dived into the Combine, including some of the responses that Redskins players had in regards to the results, as well as WR Pierre Garçon’s plea to LB London Fletcher to play one more year. We still do not know the answer to the latter (hopefully, we’ll have more information by the end of this week).

In fact, at this point in the decision process, all we have to fall back on is the interview with that the saavy vet had following the season. While some may be inclined to sit back and wonder what if, trying to envision the future with or without the middle linebacker, we will not. You may ask, why? Well, because life must go on for the time being.

So without further ado, we bring you another installment of your weekly Redskins Social Media Spotlight, consisting of Niles Paul’s Harlem Shake, Joshua Morgan’s inspiring picture, Chris Baker’s plea for 10k Twitter followers, and more!

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10 For 80: LaVar Arrington

Posted by Andrew Walker on June 20, 2012 – 12:04 pm

Note: The Redskins Blog will be profiling several former players, coaches and team officials eligible to be voted by you, the fans, in this year’s Redskins 80th Anniversary celebration. To vote for LaVar Arrington or your 10 other all-timers to join the already-chosen list of the 70 Greatest Redskins, go to

He chose to wear No. 56 to pay tribute to Pro Bowl linebackers Lawrence Taylor and Thomas “Hollywood” Henderson.

So selecting that number could bring lofty expectations for any rookie.

Turns out LaVar Arrington didn’t disappoint.

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Brian Banks To Get Tryout With Redskins

Posted by Andrew Walker on May 31, 2012 – 4:15 pm

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Washington Redskins’ executive vice president and head coach Mike Shanahan on Thursday confirmed that the Redskins have offered Brian Banks — a former standout high school linebacker wrongfully convicted of rape and kidnapping after a 2002 incident — a tryout.

Shanahan said he recently called Banks, 26, to offer him the tryout after hearing about the ordeal.

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London Fletcher Named ‘Top Five Over 35’

Posted by Andrew Walker on May 18, 2012 – 11:34 am

Redskins’ veteran linebacker London Fletcher this week was named the fourth-best NFL player older than 35, according to analyst Bucky Brooks.

The selection is no surprise to those who have followed Fletcher’s career with the Redskins. Fletcher — who turns 37 years old tomorrow — last year led the NFL in tackles and is a perennial team captain.

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Redskins Sign Draft Pick Robinson

Posted by Andrew Walker on May 17, 2012 – 10:51 am

The Redskins announced today that they have signed 2012 fourth-round draft pick, linebacker Keenan Robinson.

Robinson, who was the 119th overall pick in last month’s draft, played collegiately at Texas for four seasons. While there, he appeared in 51 games with 39 starts and was a two-time second team All-Big 12 selection (2010 & 2011).

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Redskins Take LB Keenan Robinson, UT

Posted by Brian Tinsman on April 28, 2012 – 1:26 pm

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The Redskins continue to add to their list of Texas converts, selecting Plano-native and linebacker Keenan Robinson.  Both Robert Griffin III and Josh LeRibeus are from the same region as Robinson, which happens to be a suburb of Dallas, Texas.

That’s one way to one-up the Cowboys.

Robinson also joins Brian Orakpo as former Texas Longhorns in the Redskins linebacker corps.  Robinson was one of the top available players left on the board with the 119th pick, and brings the reputation as a vicious tackler.  He was a full-time starter for the last three years at Texas, and was a Butkus Award semifinalist last season.

For those of you concerned with too many Texans in Washington, just know that he was actually born in Omaha, Neb.  According to his Texas bio, he was a three-time member of the school’s Honor Roll, and earned academic all-district honors as a high schooler.  He also enjoys video games and cooking.


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Alexander Predicted Chris Wilson’s Return

Posted by Brian Tinsman on April 25, 2012 – 10:11 am

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Yesterday afternoon, the Redskins officially announced the return of linebacker Chris Wilson, who had previously been with the team from 2007-10.

Wilson took to Twitter to announce the exciting news, fielding a warm welcome back from Redskins fans and media types:

Originally signed as undrafted free agent in 2007 out of the Canadian Football League, Wilson was a reserve defensive end and linebacker in Washington, earning his paychecks on special teams.  His versatility made him a valuable asset, and also gained him the mutual respect of fellow swingmen Lorenzo Alexander and Kedric Golston.

The three grew together in Washington, and gradually forged a friendship off the field.  When Wilson signed with the Philadelphia Eagles last fall, it was a major disappointment for Lorenzo Alexander, who continued to campaign for his friend’s return. Read more »

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