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28th August, 2013

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RG3 WILL START REDSKINS SEASON OPENER VS. EAGLES MONDAY - Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III will be the Week 1 starter when the team opens the season on Monday Night Football September 9 against the Philadelphia Eagles, ESPN’s NFL Insider Adam Schefter reports.Griffin returned to full team drills during practice two weeks ago just eight months after having his knee surgically repaired. RG3 hinted earlier this week during an interview that he was feeling great."I would say I’m 100 percent, but you can’t put a number on it," Griffin said via ESPN980 Radio in Washington. "No one ever knows when they are 100 percent or what percentage they’re playing at. The biggest thing is, I’m not below 100 percent."He said he feels better than he did before first injuring the knee when he was hit at the end of a second-down scramble Dec. 9 against Baltimore and that he can run just as fast as he did before first hurting the knee."If I had to run a 40 today at the combine in my underwear, I feel like I could run a 4.3-something," he told ESPN980.Griffin will still meet with Dr. James Andrews, as a formality, on Thursday night to get medical clearance and to make sure the knee injury has progressed to everyone’s satisfaction.Griffin tore multiple ligaments in his right knee during a playoff game in January against the Seattle Seahawks. (Photo: Associated Press)

I’m going to have to find a friendly New York sports bar to watch this Washington v. Philadelphia game, do those exist though? :)

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RG3 WILL START REDSKINS SEASON OPENER VS. EAGLES MONDAY - Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III will be the Week 1 starter when the team opens the season on Monday Night Football September 9 against the Philadelphia Eagles, ESPN’s NFL Insider Adam Schefter reports.

Griffin returned to full team drills during practice two weeks ago just eight months after having his knee surgically repaired. 

RG3 hinted earlier this week during an interview that he was feeling great.

"I would say I’m 100 percent, but you can’t put a number on it," Griffin said via ESPN980 Radio in Washington. "No one ever knows when they are 100 percent or what percentage they’re playing at. The biggest thing is, I’m not below 100 percent."

He said he feels better than he did before first injuring the knee when he was hit at the end of a second-down scramble Dec. 9 against Baltimore and that he can run just as fast as he did before first hurting the knee.

"If I had to run a 40 today at the combine in my underwear, I feel like I could run a 4.3-something," he told ESPN980.

Griffin will still meet with Dr. James Andrews, as a formality, on Thursday night to get medical clearance and to make sure the knee injury has progressed to everyone’s satisfaction.

Griffin tore multiple ligaments in his right knee during a playoff game in January against the Seattle Seahawks. (Photo: Associated Press)

I’m going to have to find a friendly New York sports bar to watch this Washington v. Philadelphia game, do those exist though? :)

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22nd July, 2013

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REDSKINS QB ROBERT GRIFFIN III CLEARED BY DOCTORS TO PRACTICE - While there’s always plenty of reasons to frown about most news that comes out of Washington D.C., quarterback Robert Griffin III gave Redskins fans a reason to have big smiles on the faces Monday. Last season’s NFL Rookie of the Year tweeted that doctors have cleared him to practice and head coach Mike Shanahan will ease him back into practice. He thanked all his fans for their support and said he’d see everyone in Richmond for training camp.Griffin has been going through rehab after having surgery in January to repair the ACL and LCL in his right knee.Griffin played in 15 games for the Redskins last season. He passed for 3,200 yards, rushed for 815 yards with a total of 27 touchdowns. This is great news for the Redskins who open training camp on Wednesday. (Photo: John McDonnell/Getty Images)Submitted by Keith Clay

Let’s go baby, can’t wait for our opener Monday night against the Eagles!

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REDSKINS QB ROBERT GRIFFIN III CLEARED BY DOCTORS TO PRACTICE - While there’s always plenty of reasons to frown about most news that comes out of Washington D.C., quarterback Robert Griffin III gave Redskins fans a reason to have big smiles on the faces Monday. 

Last season’s NFL Rookie of the Year tweeted that doctors have cleared him to practice and head coach Mike Shanahan will ease him back into practice. He thanked all his fans for their support and said he’d see everyone in Richmond for training camp.

Griffin has been going through rehab after having surgery in January to repair the ACL and LCL in his right knee.

Griffin played in 15 games for the Redskins last season. He passed for 3,200 yards, rushed for 815 yards with a total of 27 touchdowns. 

This is great news for the Redskins who open training camp on Wednesday. (Photo: John McDonnell/Getty Images)

Submitted by Keith Clay

Let’s go baby, can’t wait for our opener Monday night against the Eagles!

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16th July, 2013

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TE CHRIS COOLEY TO RETIRE, JOIN REDSKINS’ RADIO BROADCAST TEAM - Chris Cooley will retire from the NFL and join the Washington Redskins’ radio broadcasts as an analyst, the Washington Post reports.An official announcement of Cooley’s hiring as an analyst is to come later Tuesday, a person speaking on the condition of anonymity because the news had not yet been made public.Cooley, 31, retires after nine seasons with the Redskins. The tight end was released by the team in training camp prior to last season. But the Redskins re-signed Cooley during the season after a season-ending injury suffered by their starter at the position, Fred Davis.Cooley, one of the most popular players in franchise history, had only one catch in his return. But he said repeatedly that he was happy he returned to the team and enjoyed being part of the Redskins’ run to an NFC East title with rookie quarterback Robert Griffin III. He said he was in contact with other NFL teams after the Redskins released him in training camp but decided he would play only for the Redskins.Cooley, barring another comeback, finishes his career with 429 catches for 4,711 yards and 33 touchdowns. (Photo: Associated Press)Submitted by Keith Clay

I’m glad he spent his last season with us, Cooooooooooooooooooley!

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TE CHRIS COOLEY TO RETIRE, JOIN REDSKINS’ RADIO BROADCAST TEAM - Chris Cooley will retire from the NFL and join the Washington Redskins’ radio broadcasts as an analyst, the Washington Post reports.

An official announcement of Cooley’s hiring as an analyst is to come later Tuesday, a person speaking on the condition of anonymity because the news had not yet been made public.

Cooley, 31, retires after nine seasons with the Redskins. The tight end was released by the team in training camp prior to last season. But the Redskins re-signed Cooley during the season after a season-ending injury suffered by their starter at the position, Fred Davis.

Cooley, one of the most popular players in franchise history, had only one catch in his return. But he said repeatedly that he was happy he returned to the team and enjoyed being part of the Redskins’ run to an NFC East title with rookie quarterback Robert Griffin III. He said he was in contact with other NFL teams after the Redskins released him in training camp but decided he would play only for the Redskins.

Cooley, barring another comeback, finishes his career with 429 catches for 4,711 yards and 33 touchdowns. (Photo: Associated Press)

Submitted by Keith Clay

I’m glad he spent his last season with us, Cooooooooooooooooooley!

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20th May, 2013

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- RG3 GETS BACKLASH FOR ACCEPTING WEDDING GIFTS FROM FANS -
A few weeks ago Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III and his fiancé Rebecca Liddicoat announced they’re getting married on July 6th of this year. Soon afterwards, it… was discovered that the couple had registered at Bed, Bath and Beyond. And it didn’t take long for Redskins fans and Baylor alumni to start shopping to congratulate the couple on their special day. So on Sunday RG3 went to Twitter to thank all his fans for the gifts and blessings.  “Thank you to the Fans who are helping buy ALL the items from our wedding registry at Bed Bath & Beyond #AppreciateEverything,” Griffin tweeted on Sunday afternoon. Along with the message was a picture of the QB in a room filled with packages of gifts from the registry that his fans had purchased and sent to him. But some people were not happy seeing RG3 and Rebecca receive the gift.“The rich just keep getting richer,” and “Something is wrong when the poor buy goods for the rich. Hmmm…..” are some of the responses RG3 got.“Which [is] why I why I appreciate the gesture…..I didn’t ask the fans to buy me anything,” he wrote. “They found it on their own and decided to get what they could. SMH at all these Debbie downers.” Many tweeted that they hoped the couple would donate the goods to a women’s shelter or to families in need. RG3’s response to that: “Because you are rich you are not allowed to receive gifts and any gifts you receive should be donated to charity???? #WOW Smh. It doesn’t matter what somebody like RG3 does, there will be people who criticize. Maybe Griffin should have just ignored the criticism, but the fans who bought the gifts wanted RG3 to have them, not a charity.

We just love him that much in DC, even if he is no longer on the market :)

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- RG3 GETS BACKLASH FOR ACCEPTING WEDDING GIFTS FROM FANS -
A few weeks ago Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III and his fiancé Rebecca Liddicoat announced they’re getting married on July 6th of this year.

Soon afterwards, it was discovered that the couple had registered at Bed, Bath and Beyond. And it didn’t take long for Redskins fans and Baylor alumni to start shopping to congratulate the couple on their special day.

So on Sunday RG3 went to Twitter to thank all his fans for the gifts and blessings.

“Thank you to the Fans who are helping buy ALL the items from our wedding registry at Bed Bath & Beyond #AppreciateEverything,” Griffin tweeted on Sunday afternoon.

Along with the message was a picture of the QB in a room filled with packages of gifts from the registry that his fans had purchased and sent to him.

But some people were not happy seeing RG3 and Rebecca receive the gift.

“The rich just keep getting richer,” and “Something is wrong when the poor buy goods for the rich. Hmmm…..” are some of the responses RG3 got.

“Which [is] why I why I appreciate the gesture…..I didn’t ask the fans to buy me anything,” he wrote. “They found it on their own and decided to get what they could. SMH at all these Debbie downers.”

Many tweeted that they hoped the couple would donate the goods to a women’s shelter or to families in need.

RG3’s response to that: “Because you are rich you are not allowed to receive gifts and any gifts you receive should be donated to charity???? #WOW Smh.

It doesn’t matter what somebody like RG3 does, there will be people who criticize. Maybe Griffin should have just ignored the criticism, but the fans who bought the gifts wanted RG3 to have them, not a charity.

We just love him that much in DC, even if he is no longer on the market :)

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30th April, 2013

“District residents and their elected representatives should not tolerate commercial or other use of derogatory terminology relating to any people’s racial identity, or which dishonors any person’s race, or which dishonors the name Washington. Washington’s name has been dishonored by association with the word ‘Redskins.’ Because it is well known in America and in nations afar that American Indians have experienced utmost suffering and disrespect over the years.”

A non-binding resolution by Washington D.C. Council member David Grosso • Arguing in favor of changing the name of the Washington D.C. NFL team, from the “Redskins,” to a less offensive one (Grosso himself suggests Redtails, a reference to the Tuskegee Airmen of World War II, which is undeniably pretty catchy). The controversy over the team’s name is not especially new, but as years continue to slide by, it is undeniably startling to see a professional sports team bearing such an overt racial slur as its name, as well as its merchandising brand. One person not so down for a change? Washington quarterback Robert Griffin III, who tweeted his displeasure at the discussion: “In a land of freedom we are held hostage by the tyranny of political correctness.”

For all my love for Washington, this has been a sore point for quite a while. I am surrounded by fans flabbergasted at the idea of making a switch and completely turning a blind eye to the heinous appropriation of the term. I bleed burgundy and gold and that’s not going to change, but the name should. Even the argument of “it’s only a matter of time,” doesn’t sit well with me, why should we allow this to continue while acknowledging the inevitability of a change? I have great love and appreciation for so much of what RG3 is, hope, talent, promise, maturity, but this disappoints me, because he had a golden opportunity. He has the undying and crazed ardor of all of Washington and he could have promoted a valuable change, instead I heard a shutting of the door that had been squeaking open.

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