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Williams Trains With College Teammate

Posted by Chris Herting on March 5, 2013 – 12:20 pm


Vikings running back Adrian Peterson and Redskins’ left tackle Trent Williams.  One turned in one of the finest single-season rushing performances in NFL history. The other blocked for the best Redskins’ rushing performance in 80 years.

Now both players are working together to get better.

Just months removed from an ACL reconstructive surgery, Peterson started Week 1 of the 2012 season and finished the year just eight yards shy of Eric Dickerson’s 2,105-yard season. He started in the Pro Bowl for the NFC squad, and would have played behind Williams, who has become one of the best left tackles in the NFL.

Williams anchored a Redskins’ line that blocked for the best single-season rushing performance in franchise history (Alfred Morris, 1,613 yards), as well as the top rushing attack in the league with 2,709 yards on the ground.

No. 71 allowed just three sacks this year, despite the challenge of matching up against some of the premier pass rushers in the NFL today. In fact, Pro Football Focus rated Williams as one of the best players in the league this season in their “2012 Top 51″ list.

So after an incredible turnaround this season, how does the budding star improve on his 2012 season? The answer is simple. If you want to be the best, then you have to train with the best.

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Redskins Receive High Offseason Grade

Posted by Andrew Walker on July 11, 2012 – 3:53 pm

The addition of a highly-touted rookie quarterback and the strengthening of the team’s wide receivers unit resulted in the Washington Redskins receiving a high mark in a recent ESPN.com offseason evaluation piece.

How did the ‘Skins compare to their rivals?

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Redskins Players Have Left The Building

Posted by Andrew Walker on June 14, 2012 – 2:04 pm

After a morning of meetings and light workouts, most Redskins players have been seen throughout the rest of the day filing out of Redskins Park — many of whom with their families right by their side.

The end of mini-camp represents the last official team-organized activities of the offseason before the preseason officially kicks off late next month with training camp in Ashburn.

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Redskins Players Spend Time With Family

Posted by Brian Tinsman on February 17, 2012 – 3:08 pm

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[Editor’s Note: In honor of this post, I dredged up an AP Photo of Redskins great Sam Huff with his family, taken on April 10, 1964.  From left to right, his wife Mary, his son J.D., Sam, daughter Cathy, and son Sammy Lee.]

For most NFL players, this part of the offseason is a time for the R’s: rest, rehab, recuperation and relatives.

The regular season doesn’t afford players much time to spend with family, so opportunities like a long Presidents’ Day weekend allows players get away for family time.

Some Redskins players like cornerback Josh Wilson have just been enjoying everyday life with their spouses.  Wilson revealed on Twitter (@TheRealJoshWilson) that he accompanied his wife to her “no limits spin class,” and had some discomfort with the limitations:

Good thing Wilson isn’t training to be a cyclist.  Let’s see how the spin instructor handles man-to-man coverage in the fourth quarter.

Meanwhile, somewhere between Houston and New Orleans, rookie receiver Niles Paul is meeting the newest member of his family, “little nephew NP Jr.”  Paul also happens to be wearing an awesome Popeye the Sailor Man T-shirt: Read more »

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Hankerson Rehabs, Hiding In Plain Sight

Posted by Brian Tinsman on January 11, 2012 – 11:26 am

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One of the enduring features of the Washington Redskins, is that many of the players stay in the area during the offseason and continue to live amongst the fans.  This is especially important for injured players, who benefit from being close to the trainers and team doctors at the team facilities.

They can also enjoy some of the finer things that the great Washington metropolitan area have to offer with their time off.

Take for example rookie receiver Leonard Hankerson, the team’s third round pick in last April’s draft, taken No. 79 overall.  The team has high hopes for the Godzilla-handed young man, and rightly so after his breakout eight-reception, 106-yard performance in Miami.

His season was tragically ended following that eighth reception, when he tore his hip labrum, landing him on injured reserve.  But following a procedure to fix the hip, Hankerson has been a familiar face at the facilities, and looks to make a full recovery:

In his down time, Hankerson has been amusing himself with Washington Wizards NBA basketball, embracing the team of his new city:

As anyone who follows the Wizards knows, this season has been difficult for fans, but Hankerson continues to be supportive. Last night, excited for a matchup against the Toronto Raptors, Hankerson took his dining experience to Velocity Five Sports Restaurant in Landsdowne, Va.:

It was there that Hankerson encountered a local Redskins fan that did not recognize his team’s top receiver prospect out of uniform: Read more »

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Biggest Redskins Offseason Addition?

Posted by Brian Tinsman on September 11, 2011 – 2:00 pm

Perhaps the best news for Redskins fans is that the book has been written on 2010.

With a 0-0 record, tied atop the NFC East, the Redskins have a chance to make a statement this afternoon, but they’ll need the help of the new guys to do it.  It’s possible that the Redskins trot out 10 new starters from last year’s 22–which one turns heads today?

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The First Fan-Created Uniform Of 2011

Posted by Matt Terl on February 17, 2011 – 12:19 pm

If it’s February, it must be time for the offseason ritual of posting fan-created uniforms! Last year was all about the rumored gold pants, which eventually became less “rumored” and more “actual pants,” and before that the black uniforms that never were.

The 2011 uniform conversation hasn’t developed that kind of specific narrative yet, but that didn’t stop reader Andrew DeFrank from suggesting a few changes.

(Obligatory note: these are FAN-CREATED RENDERINGS, and not authentic, official or anything like that.)

DeFrank doesn’t have any professional interest in this — at least not yet. He’s a fifteen year-old who’s a big fan of the Redskins and Paul Lukas’ UniWatch, and he created these using Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop and, he says, “templates made by designers much better than me.”

Which isn’t to say that he just haphazardly threw stuff together for no specific reason. Here’s the thinking on the jersey/pants/socks redesigns:

“Our asymmetrical striping on pants and jerseys (red, white) is nice, but we have symmetrical striping along our helmets and gold pants (and those are different!).” He notes that the asymmetrical striping issue was discussed on UniWatch and linked here, and goes on to explain “First off I matched up the striping. Along the pants, they are all now the same style, and along the jerseys, I changed up the striping a little. Now, the TV numbers are along the upper arm, leaving an extremely thin and irrelevant stripe below that. So, I moved the numbers to the shoulder, and now have the striping running along the upper arm, replacing those numbers. I also added the classic ‘spear’ logo along the stripes. I added the striping pattern to the socks to top it all off.”

The helmets are more drastically changed, and came from a totally different approach.
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On Watching Ex-Redskins In The Playoffs

Posted by Matt Terl on January 24, 2011 – 2:45 pm

The Redskins haven’t played a game of football in three weeks, but Conference Championship Sunday seemed like part of Bruce Allen’s mission to reconnect with the team’s alumni. If it wasn’t Shaun Suisham kicking the ball for the Steelers, it was Antwaan Randle El fielding punts for the same team. If it wasn’t Todd Collins coming off the bench in relief of Jay Cutler, it was Mark Brunell warming up to come off the bench in relief of Mark Sanchez.

Redskins fans have not exactly been enthused about seeing these familiar faces. A reader named Jacob Knicely, for example, tweeted this to my attention when Cutler headed to the bench: Read more »

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Free Lance-Star Report: Albert Haynesworth Has Kept Himself Busy

Posted by Matt Terl on July 14, 2010 – 11:31 am

It has always been easy to go for the fat joke with disgruntled Redskins defensive lineman Albert Haynesworth. His name, for examples, historically pairs well with the antecedent “Fat”. He is, in fact, a large man. Combine those two facts with the number of plays in 2009 that ended with him lying on the field, and it was all-too-short a route to fat jokes and lazy jokes and so on.

Then he goes and doesn’t show up for voluntary team activities, doesn’t show up for mandatory team activities, and it’s very easy to combine a little from column A with a little from column B and reach the conclusion that Haynesworth has spent the offseason hiding out somewhere drinking YooHoo through a funnel while stuffing his face with Moon Pies.

Not so fast, says Rich Campbell, Redskins beat writer for the Free Lance-Star in Fredericksburg. Campbell interviewed with Haynesworth’s trainer in Tennessee, and came away sounding somewhat startled. Writes Campbell: Read more »

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Artis Hicks Addresses The Media

Posted by Matt Terl on March 18, 2010 – 11:31 am

Pro Bowl linebacker London Fletcher and new offensive lineman Artis Hicks addressed the media today, and — as Rick Maese of the Washington Post tweeted — what the two guys said can pretty much be summarized as “We’re excited.” Or, in marginally more paraphrased detail: “The atmosphere in the building is optimistic, the new coaching staff is impressive, the transition to the 3-4 defense won’t be nearly as tricky as some people think, and we’re all excited.” It was not a press conference that’s going to wind up in a loop on SportsCenter, that’s for sure.

Despite that, it was the first time I’ve had a chance to hear Artis Hicks speak at length, and I figured it was worth noting some of the things he said actually in his own words. Like these, for example, which will probably speak to what every Redskins fan wants to hear:

On what to expect from the offense:
“I think we’re definitely gonna run the ball and set things up off of that. If you look back over the course of Shanahan offenses over the years in Denver, everything was based off of the run. It helped the quarterback out a lot when you’ve got a great running game. We’ve got some great running backs here, and if we can just do our part up front to give those guys some lanes, man, it will be a great year for us I think.”

Meanwhile, the refrain we’ve been hearing about Hicks since he signed is that he’s versatile and can play just about any offensive line position, so that’s the angle a lot of questions took. For example:
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