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As a first alternate at inside linebacker, Washington Redskins’ London Fletcher was named to the Pro Bowl on Monday after Chicago’s Brian Urlacher chose not to play in the game due to a knee injury. This will be Fletcher’s third Pro Bowl in the last three seasons. Fletcher led the NFL in tackles this past season. He was credited with 209 tackles by stats released by the Redskins coaches. (The NFL’s tackle stats credited him with 166 tackles.) He also posted 1.5 sacks, 14 quarterback pressures, two interceptions, 11 passes defended and three forced fumbles. He announced the news on his Twitter account on Monday morning: “Aloha! Officially added to the pro bowl roster today.” With Fletcher’s addition to the roster, the Redskins have had at least one Pro Bowl player for 18 straight seasons. Good for London Fletcher, who continues to play the game with passion and heart even at his age (36) and at a time when the Redskins are clearly rebuilding. Fletcher will be a free agent this off-season and hopes to return to D.C. to assist in building that Super Bowl caliber team of the past. “From my perspective, I think he’s the perfect guy to [...]
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With the 2011 season in the books and another 105 days to go before the 2012 NFL Draft, it’s officially time to hem and/or haw, self-congratulate success and self-loathe disappointment. Hey, it’s the offseason!
The best place to start for obligatory 20/20 hindsight is the 2011 NFL Draft, when the labor dispute was put on hold to focus on the future.
The Redskins entered...
For all of you that waited so patiently for the season-ending Madden ’12 Redskins roster updates, this post is for you.
Over the course of the season, the fine folks at EA Sports made literally thousands of tweaks and adjustments to the virtual rosters, keeping them as close to the genuine article as possible. Over the course of the season, there have been exactly 271 modifications...
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Some of your First Ladies of Football appeared on the ‘Fox & Friends’ program this morning to talk about the military tours that the Redskins Cheerleaders did overseas in 2011.
Cheerleaders Dawn, Toccara and Jessica were joined on the program by Alan Krutchkoff, President of Adopt A Soldier Platoon, US Air Force Col. Ralph Romein, and treasurer of...
Nebraska’s native son Niles Paul has returned home to spend time catching up with his family. A native of Omaha, Neb., he spent his college days only an hour away in Lincoln.
Going into the NFL, he knew that he would have to leave the land of Johnny Carson (and the band 311), and he ended up 20 hours away in Washington, D.C.
The NFL season is a grind for anyone, especially...
As seems to happen most years around here, the Ravens are in the playoffs, and the Redskins are not. That’s the fifth time in six seasons we’ve been confronted by such a scenario.
Many times, this prompts a small debate: should Redskins fans root for the Ravens in the playoffs? Ravens President Dick Cass, remember, talked to me this summer about his team’s increasing presence...
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For as long as Joe Gibbs does interviews that include the word “football,” he will be asked about Dan Snyder’s level of involvement in the Redskins’ football operations.
It happened again last week, when Gibbs was on ESPN 980 to talk about the playoffs, and Kevin Sheehan eventually asked him about the perception that Snyder is now less involved in personnel decisions than...
By Mike Jones
Washington Redskins outside linebacker Brian Orakpo had surgery to repair his left shoulder on Tuesday.
Orakpo, who suffered an injury to his left shoulder and pectoral muscle in the season finale against Philadelphia, had the surgery done in Pensacola, Fla. The player announced the news on his Twitter account Tuesday evening.
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ANALYSIS/OPINION You can't pay too much attention to the quarterback position in the NFL (though the Washington Redskins have been ignoring this axiom for the past year). Until you find a bona fide QB, you can forget about hoisting any Lombardi trophies, forget about making any history — the good kind, ...