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Phillip Thomas Readying Himself For 2014 Season

Posted by Stephen Czarda on June 3, 2014 – 10:39 am

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Poised to make an impact early, Washington Redskins safety Phillip Thomas saw his rookie season end before the regular season even began.

In the team’s first preseason game last season vs. the Tennessee Titans, Thomas suffered a torn Lisfranc ligament that would sideline him for the entire season.

It was a tough blow for the rookie defensive back, one of three drafted by the organization during the 2013 NFL Draft, but with months of focused injury rehab over, Thomas is ready to influence wide receivers’ decisions to run a route his way once again.

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Day 1 Highlights: Voluntary Mini-Camp At Redskins Park

Posted by Stephen Czarda on April 29, 2014 – 3:17 pm

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Kind of like that day right at the end of summer where you got to see your classrooms and classmates before school actually started, the Washington Redskins were as giddy as could be to put their gear back on this morning as a collective group and work with the new coaching staff on football activities for the first time this season.

Today, tomorrow and Thursday marks the first mini-camp of the season for the Redskins, this one a voluntary session for veterans.

Have a look at what they had to say along with exclusive pictures of some of the new guys in burgundy and gold:

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Combine Look Back: The Class Of 2013

Posted by Gabe Hiatt on February 20, 2014 – 4:54 pm

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Although 40-yard dashes, broad jumps and bench press reps don’t really give us an idea of a prospect’s viability as a football player, the physical tests can give a glimpse at a man’s raw athletic potential and ability to thrive in a competitive atmosphere. Over the course of the 2014 NFL Scouting Combine, the Redskins blog will take a look back at how Washington’s past three draft classes fared in Indianapolis.

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Lisfranc Injury Not What It Once Was

Posted by Evan Redmon on August 19, 2013 – 1:13 pm

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Call it the worst sounding injury in the NFL. Not by what it does to a player per se, but the actual name.

Lisfranc (sounds like Liz Frank).

Based on the name alone, it sounds more like a mildly painful condition that a runway model might experience. But make no mistake: a Lisfranc injury is serious business. In fact, it wasn’t too long ago that it was tagged as career threatening. With new medical advances, this is no longer the case, which is great news for rookie safety Phillip Thomas.

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Rookie Spotlight: Phillip Thomas

Posted by Stephen Czarda on July 31, 2013 – 2:07 pm

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Each day during training camp, the Redskins Blog will be highlighting one rookie as they participate in their first professional camp and try to find their way onto the final roster. Today’s spotlight is on safety Phillip Thomas.

In the months between Super Bowl XLVII and the NFL Draft, the Washington Redskins were heavily linked to several safeties and cornerbacks. While the secondary showed flashes of potential at times last year, they struggled to keep opponents out of the end zone and only recorded 11 interceptions as a unit.

Thomas had been linked to the Redskins’ 51st pick in the draft, but after the team selected NC State cornerback David Amerson it seemed all but certain that Thomas wasn’t going to be making the cross-country trip to our Nation’s Capital.

He was a unanimous All-American selection after leading the nation in interceptions (eight), ran a mid-four 40-yard dash at the NFL Combine and was rated by nearly every draft “expert” as a second round pick.

In the fourth round, 68 picks after Amerson was taken, Thomas was packing his bags for Washington, D.C. It’s been a whirlwind last few months for Thomas, who called California home his entire life, but now that he has settled in all he wants to do is play.

“I want to play,” Thomas said.  “I’m fighting for a job right now, and if I am able to get that job, great. If not, I know I’ve been working my butt off. I will play any position on special teams to make an impact. I just want to help this team.”

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Schedule Heavy On Top-10 Receiving Units

Posted by Stephen Czarda on July 17, 2013 – 1:49 pm

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How about this for a quick “welcome to the NFL” for rookie defensive backs David Amerson, Phillip Thomas and Bacarri Rambo.

Over on NFL.com, to further prep you for what will assuredly be another fantastic season, is a ranking of the top-10 receiving units in the league.

The Washington Redskins schedule, already considered to be a handful, features nine games against the following top-10 units.

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Some Predictions About Rookie Class

Posted by Stephen Czarda on July 15, 2013 – 10:58 am

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Five Mondays from now, the Washington Redskins will enter FedExField for the first home game in seven months against the Pittsburgh Steelers. In a matchup of two multiple Lombardi Trophy winning franchises, fans will have the opportunity to see how the Redskins, in preseason albeit, are going to respond to heightened expectations.

While the heralded 2013 rookie class has already gelled with some of the veterans through OTAs and minicamp taking tips on techniques and learning the intricacies of the faster NFL style of play, the preseason is their first opportunity to show what they bring to a Pro Bowl laden squad.

As we saw during the duration of the NFC East winning 2012 campaign, the season will be extremely unpredictable. Still though, it’s fun to forecast potential performances of the newest in the NFL’s fraternity.

Take a look at these predictions via Walter Football about how some of the drafted rookies will do this year and beyond.

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Rambo Announces Thomas’ Biggest Love

Posted by Stephen Czarda on June 21, 2013 – 3:09 pm

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Rookie safeties Phillip Thomas and Bacarri Rambo are quickly build a solid rapport that will hopefully pay off in the future—and by future I mean the 2013 season.

The two, along with second round corner David Amerson, bring an extraordinary level of excitement (and interceptions) with them.

Last week when the two sat down with a collection of local media personalities and one fan as part of the team’s Google+ Hangout series, it became clear that the two have fallen in love with our Nation’s Capital–and fast food.

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Thomas ‘Always Rooted For The Redskins’

Posted by Stephen Czarda on June 17, 2013 – 1:47 pm

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Last Thursday Redskins head coach Mike Shanahan cancelled the scheduled final day of minicamp and gave his players an extra day of “summer vacation”.

Not every player, though.

For rookies Bacarri Rambo and Phillip Thomas—well they started off their first day away from organized team activities chatting with a handful of local media members and one lucky fan about their experiences not only since being drafted two months ago, but they’re backgrounds beyond the Washington Redskins.

For any rookie it is a dream come true to be drafted into the National Football League, but when you’re selected by your favorite team it’s a whole different ballgame.

Despite growing up thousands of miles away in Fresno, California, Thomas was a diehard burgundy and gold fan.

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Hanging Out With B. Rambo And P. Thomas

Posted by Stephen Czarda on June 13, 2013 – 4:16 pm

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Despite the forecasted heavy downpours across the DMV, rookie defensive backs Bacarri Rambo and Phillip Thomas spoke with a conglomerate of local media and one lucky fan to spill the beans on being with the Redskins as well as some of their off the field passions.

So sit back and listen to what two-thirds of the 2013 rookie DB trio had to say in the newest installment of the team’s Google+ Hangout series after the jump.

There’s no better way to spend a rainy afternoon.

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