Found January 18, 2012 on Redskins Blog:
I’m not sure if Redskins fullback Darrel Young is a fan of literature, but his life has captured the essence of Robert Frost’s “The Road Not Taken.” Coming out of Villanova as a linebacker, Young went undrafted and unsigned in the 2009 NFL Draft.  Most players in that position would give up on their dreams, but not Young. When Young finally did get his chance in training camp, he couldn’t make the cut and didn’t make the team.  Most players in that position would move on to other opportunities, but not Young.  He focused on improving, and finally got his chance in 2010–as a fullback. Few players have the physical skills to make a position switch at the professional level, and even fewer have the mental fortitude to handle the frustrations.  Young showed that he was willing and capable of playing fullback at a high level last year, and enjoyed his first season as a starter in 2011. Breaking the mold has been a theme in Young’s football career, starting at its very roots.  Young grew...

Helu, Kerrigan Given NFL Rookie Honors

Click to view slideshow. Congratulations are in order, as Redskins linebacker Ryan Kerrigan and running back Roy Helu have been named to the Pro Football Weekly/Professional Football Writers of America’s 2011 All-Rookie Team. This is a high honor, voted on by sports writers around the league for a source considered to be authority on pro football.  The pair were voted to the team...

ESPN’s Bram Weinstein talks Redskins with Riggo’s Rag – Part II

Bram Weinstein hosting ESPNEWS (photo courtesy of ESPN/John Atashian) This is part two of Riggo’s Rag’s interview with ESPN anchor, Maryland native, and devout Redskins fan Bram Weinstein. In part I, Bram spoke about his introduction to the Redskins and the glory days of the 80′s. This is the second part of that interview. Bram now speaks on the current status of the Redskins...

Ex-running back Johnson, USC settle lawsuit

USC has settled a lawsuit brought by former running back Stafon Johnson, who was injured in 2009 when a bench-press bar carrying 275 pounds fell on his neck in the school's weight room. USC and Johnson released a joint statement Wednesday evening. "The University of Southern California and former student-athlete Stafon Johnson wish to jointly announce that Mr. Johnson...

Girl Scouts Get Zumbatomic With Redskins

Click to view slideshow. This past weekend’s NBC4 “Health and Wellness Expo” was an opportunity for people in the greater metropolitan area to come out and celebrate the fairly self-explanatory topic of health and wellness. One of the more entertaining events of the weekend was the Zumba presentation “Zumbratomic,” coordinated by the Redskins, Sport&Health and The...

Casserly: A Giant Dose Of Confidence

AP Image Despite a disappointing finish to the 2011 season, the Redskins had very rare success against the conference rival Giants, sweeping the season series for the first time since 1999. On Sunday, the Giants will take on the San Francisco 49ers for the NFC conference crown, leaving Redskins fans to wonder if this has any bearing on the value of the Redskins’s season.  Redskins...

Linebackers coach Lou Spanos leaving for UCLA

Washington Redskins linebackers coach Lou Spanos is leaving the team to accept the defensive coordinator job at UCLA, a person with knowledge of the situation confirmed Tuesday. The news was first reported by the Los Angeles Times. Read full article >>

Redskins LB coach Spanos hired as UCLA's defensive coordinator

Washington Redskins linebackers coach Lou Spanos is leaving the team to accept the defensive coordinator job at UCLA.
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