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Washington Redskins special teams maven Lorenzo Alexander is making a move to get more playing time on defense.
The player nicknamed ''One Man Gang'' had 1 1/2 sacks and plucked a fumble out of the air deep in opposition territory in Redskins' 38-26 win over the Minnesota Vikings.
The Redskins have been looking to fill the spot left vacant by the season-ending injury to Brian Orakpo in Week 2. Rob Jackson played most of the snaps against the Vikings, but coach Mike Shanahan said he's going to have to get Alexander on the field some more.
Washington visits the New York Giants on Sunday.
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Washington Redskin fans are still coming off the high of quarterback Robert Griffin III's 76 yard touchdown run that clinched the 38-26 victory against the visiting Minnesota Vikings. Of course as per usual when RG3 takes off and runs there are a litany of critics who hate it, no matter what the outcome is. I, however, am not one of those people. I don't cringe any less for...
Robert Griffin III's look back at his 76-yard touchdown run was surprisingly analytical.
''I didn't realize how much I slowed down at the end, when was looking back at the guy,'' the Washington Redskins rookie quarterback said Wednesday. ''I was enjoying the moment. I usually don't do stuff like that. But I talked to a bunch of the players and...
New York Giants defensive end Jason Pierre-Paul must feel pretty good about himself after he broke out of his funk and terrorized the San Francisco 49ers on Sunday.
He must also feel good about his chances of putting some heat on the Washington Redskins Robert Griffin III after watching teams such as the Atlanta Falcons lay multiple licks on him.
Today he said that he has some advice...
Washington Redskins wide receiver Pierre Garcon is unsure when he’ll be able to return to the field. His foot injury is so painful that it’s difficult for him to run as fast as he’d like to.We learned this week that one of Garcon’s toes is inflamed which clearly isn’t making things any better. I doubt we’ll see him this weekend against the Giants.
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The Washington Redskins can counter with Lorenzo Alexander.
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Alexander was once a 315-pound defensive tackle. He is now a 245-pound linebacker who is garnering Pro Bowl...
Washington Redskins coach Mike Shanahan says injured receiver Pierre Garcon is a ''long shot'' to play against the New York Giants on Sunday.
Garcon missed practice a second day in a row Thursday, getting treatment for the painful swelling on the bottom of a right toe that has kept him out of three of Washington's past five games. He'll skip practice Friday...
There may not be a more racist sports team name than the one of the Washington Redskins. One of the NFL’s longtime franchises adopted the racial descriptor for a name back in the team’s second season while still calling Boston home. I know, I am as shocked as you are when it comes to where [...]
They entered the NFL together in the 2006 draft class and quickly became starters for their respective teams as rookies.
Barry Cofield began laying the groundwork to establish himself as one of the NFL's top defensive tackles.
Kevin Boothe got cut by Oakland the following year.
As fate would have it, they would become teammates for four seasons with the New York Giants.
Robert Griffin III has apparently earned the respect of Osi Umenyiora.
The Giants defensive end didn't buy into the hype of the Redskins rookie quarterback prior to the season, and thus said he'd only refer to the Heisman Trophy winner as "Bob."
However, as the two NFC East teams get ready to battle on Sunday, Umenyiora is giving Griffin some...