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The fight over the Washington Redskins team name has hit the radio — well, sort of. The Oneida Indian Nation, who is spearheading the campaign to get the nickname changed, bought some radio ad space on two local CBS-affiliated radio stations in Washington D.C. recently. Only, when the time came, both WJFK and WPCG decided not to run the ads, according to the Washington Post. “Based on the amount of on-air debate, adding paid commercials from one side is not something that we think is beneficial for this discussion and for our audience,” Steve Swenson, senior vice president of CBS Radio Washington wrote in an email to the Oneida Nation. The Oneida Nation responded by releasing a statement in frustration about the radio stations’ decisions, even going as far as to call the acts “un-American.” “It is unfortunate and un-American that the station permits the team to slander Native Americans on the public airwaves with the use of the r-word, but doesn’t permit Native Americans to use the ...

NFC personnel director: RG3 not good at reading coverages, throwing outside the numbers

Since returning to the field following his recovery from a devastating knee injury, Robert Griffin III at this point, obviously doesn't look like the 2012 version. Some are seeing some glaring problems that should have the Redskins worried. He's completed 59.8 percent of his passes so far, and has led the team to only one first-half touchdown all season, prompting NFL...

Radio stations nix Redskins issue ads

Two Washington D.C. radio stations have decided they will not run ads from a group pressuring the Washington Redskins to change their name. The ad was scheduled to air this weekend on WJFK-FM and WPGC-FM, The Washington Post reported. Paid for by the Oneida Indian Nation, the spot called for Redskins owner Daniel Snyder to change the NFL team's nickname, which it has had since...

Washington Redskins try to save season vs. Chicago

The Redskins need to take charge early and not relent if they want a victory on Sunday (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast) A loss this week, and the Washington Redskins can put the 2013 season to bed, if they haven’t already. When the Redskins (1-4) take on the Chicago Bears (4-2) on Sunday afternoon at FedEx Field (1:00 PM ET, FOX), it will be imperative that they walk away with a...

Roy Helu Vultures 3 TDs vs. Bears

Redskins running back Roy Helu rushed for touchdowns of 14, 3 and 3 yards Sunday against the Bears.Fantasy Spin:Alfred Morris was still the workhorse, getting 19 carries and taking them for 95 yards, but Washington curiously went with Helu near the goal line. Helu has rushed for at least 41 yards in three straight games with four TDs in that span and is suddenly on the flex radar.

Fred Davis on Redskins’ inactive list

Tight end Fred Davis is on the Washington Redskins’ inactive list for Sunday’s game against the Chicago Bears at FedEx Field. Davis’s de-activation comes as a surprise given that he was listed as probable on the official injury report due to an ankle injury. Unless Davis suffered a setback with his injury it is another sign that Davis has fallen behind rookie Jordan Reed as...

RG3: I want defenders to hit me late

Robert Griffin III is still getting his legs back, dealing with critics constantly calling for him to slide more often and avoid taking the big hits that led to concussions and knee injuries in his rookie season. The Redskins QB's response? He's going to try to take more big hits, of course. Speaking with ESPN on Wednesday, the second-year Washington signal-caller said...

The 5th Quarter: Redskins 45 Bears 41

DISCUSS IT ON OUR REDDIT IT WAS OVER WHEN… NT Barry Cofield and OLB Ryan Kerrigan sacked Bears QB Josh McCown for a 7-yard loss at the Chicago 49-yard line on the final play of the game. The Redskins had just scored from three yards out on RB Roy Helu‘s third TD run of the game, putting Washington up 45-41. THE GOOD… After struggling […]

Jordan Reed Explodes vs. Bears

Redskins rookie tight end Jordan Reed exploded for nine catches, 134 yards and a touchdown Sunday against the Bears.Fantasy Spin:Reed surpassed Fred Davis as the team's top tight end weeks ago and went off in Week 7 with Davis on the sidelines as a healthy inactive. The 23-year-old should be considered a TE1 going forward.

Bears’ Marshall wants NFL to ban Brandon Meriweather?

Veteran Redskins safety Brandon Meriweather has come to be known as a headhunter, continually launching himself at opponents’ helmets. Brandon Marshall is attempting to put a stop to it. Following the Bears’ 45-41 loss to the Skins, Marshall said the NFL should consider disciplinary action against Meriweather, even suggesting that he needs to be kicked out of the league....

MRSA: a silent danger lurking in NFL locker rooms

(Eds: With AP Photos.) By EDDIE PELLS AP National Writer At the first sign a potentially deadly strain of staph infection was coursing through the Washington Redskins' locker room, owner Daniel Snyder told his trainer to spare no expense. So, Bubba Tyer embarked on a renovation that ran nearly $80,000. ''A major, major project,''' Tyer said, referring to...

NFC Personnel Director questions RG3′s accuracy

After a very impressive rookie season where it looked like Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III was one of the most accurate quarterbacks in the NFL,  he’s only completed 59.8 percent of his passes this season so far. Albert Breer of the NFL Network spoke with one NFC Personnel Director who says teams have been testing Griffin’s legs early. One NFC personnel director told...

RGIII: “The sideline is your friend”

The double edged sword that is Robert Griffin III mobility has been the talk of Washington DC. On one hand it is possibly his most dynamic attribute, on the other it has been the cause of emotional and physical pain for him and the team leading to an ACL injury last season. He is however learning to use his surroundings to his advantage in hopes of minimizing risk. “It’s hard...

Fred Davis is a Healthy Scratch

Redskins tight end Fred Davis is a healthy inactive Sunday against the Bears.Fantasy Spin:Davis was surpassed on the depth chart by Jordan Reed and can be dropped in all fantasy leagues. Reed is a sleeper tight end option this week.

Despite a bad start, the Washington Redskins can still have a good season

The Washington Redskins were not only one of the biggest headlines from last season, they were probably one of the most talked about teams of that season as well, as they were able to win the NFC east division and make the playoffs. Much of the Redskins success from last season were made possible by the wonderful play and skill set of their starting QB Robert Griffin lll  a.k...

DMV: The ‘Redskin’ Looks Like He’s Put On A Little Weight

Re-imagining all 32 NFL team logos with added heft. [Kissing Suzy Kolber] The Redskins D hasn’t been bad the past 2.5 games. [Hogs Haven] Watch some little kid ping-pong players talk some **** to RGIII. [Bog] NYDN cartoon compares Redskins to the Confederacy and Nazis. [FTW] Watch some Bears-Skins footage from the ’40s. [William World News] Professional athletes that are way...
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