The forecast called for rain, but it was nothing but sun and smiles at Lorenzo Alexander’s “Ride 2 Provide” charity bike ride on Saturday. Alexander and Kedric Golston hosted the event for the third year, and were joined by teammates Ryan Kerrigan, Niles Paul, Logan Paulsen, Rob Myers, as well as former Redskin Chris Wilson and the Hogettes.
And yes, Paulsen is shown wearing a light purple tutu. No, I don’t know why–but I will find out.
The event raises money for wounded veterans recovering from their injuries, as well as Alexander’s ACES foundation. Alexander was excited with the biker turnout, but really enjoyed the support of his teammates for his biggest annual event:
“It’s pretty cool to have your teammates out here supporting you,” Alexander said with a grin. “A lot of guys have chosen to get involved and help me out, and it shows what type of men they are and what they’re all about. The local media have created a great bond over the years, and those guys have come out to support me as well.
“It goes beyond football and the Redskins on a day-to-day basis,” he added. “We’re about relationships and building a better community.”
Watch video recapping the day, below: Read more »
Tags: aces foundation, charity, Chris Wilson, Hogettes, Kedric Golston, logan paulsen, Lorenzo Alexander, Niles Paul, Ride 2 Provide, Rob Myers, ryan kerrigan, washington redskins
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The Redskins had their first dose of offseason conditioning this morning at Redskins Park, as 61-0f-63 players reported for voluntary workouts.
Players were generally upbeat, and it was a first sighting for some players in quite some time. The highlight of the morning was London Fletcher on the premises to sign his brand new contract with the team. Players joked and high-fived with their captain in between workouts, and players hung around after the workouts to catch up on the offseason.
Several players tweeted their enthusiastic feeling about being back to work on a beautiful day: Read more »
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Up until Week 16, tight end Rob Myers didn’t exist on the Redskins roster. Up until this weekend, he didn’t exist on Twitter.
Now both have come true.
Myers is the latest of the Redskins players to join Twitter (@RobMyersTE), a list that includes Graham Gano, Jabar Gaffney and Willie Smith. Notable players missing on the trendy social network includes Sav Rocca, Roy Helu and Rex Grossman (hint, hint).
Friend and former Redskins lineman Eric Olsen welcomed him to his new social surroundings: Read more »
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Earlier today, the Redskins announced that tight end Rob Myers had been signed to the active roster after spending the last five weeks on the practice squad.
There’s reason for intrigue in Myers, as this is his first regular season active roster opportunity in his three years in the league. He shares an alma mater with Redskins tight end Chris Cooley (Utah State), and he has similar numbers in terms of height and weight (6-4, 239 vs. 6-3, 255).
This was his review coming out of the 2009 NFL Combine:
Positives: Good height, arm length and overall build for an H-back. Still growing, he could gain some mass to play with his hand down. Fast release off the line, and able to threaten the seam due to his height and straight-line speed. Lines up outside, in slot and as an H-back. Good hands; can adjust to high or low throws. Strong runner after the catch who is tough for defensive backs to bring down in the open field. Gives strong effort blocking, holds up adequately against college ends on the line and is able to lock onto smaller defenders in space.
Negatives: Durability is a major issue; missed parts of the 2006 and 2007 seasons and all of the 2008 season injuries. Played against a lower level of competition. Probably limited to an H-back spot unless he proves able to handle stronger NFL ends on the line. Inconsistent getting his hands on his target in space and sustaining blocks.
Time will tell whether he can succeed at the NFL level, but one this is for sure: playing football beats selling medical supplies. Read more »
Tags: 2009 nfl combine, Chris Cooley, Rob Myers, tight end, washington redskins
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