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Chris Thompson Missed His Flight, Forgot His Ticket And Still M…

Chris Thompson Missed His Flight, Forgot His Ticket And Still Made It To The BCS National Championship Game

redskins.com Updated Jan 22
(AP) The wrong backpack sat rumpled on the cabin floor of the airplane. No front pocket was sewn into the ventral side. Chris Thompson panicked and tweeted. Without a front pocket, there would be no ticket. Without a ticket, the Redskins running back ha…
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  • Former Pro Football Player Reflects on Brokeback Romance with T…

    Former Pro Football Player Reflects on Brokeback Romance with Teammate

    deadspin.com Jan 22
    This account of an affair between two men who played together on the Washington Redskins in the late '60s/early '70s is heartbreaking. It comes from the NFL Network's episode of A Football Life profiling player Jerry Smith, who remained publicly closete…
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  • Redskins’ Nick Sundberg goes at Roger Goodell on extra points

    Redskins’ Nick Sundberg goes at Roger Goodell on extra points

    As you know by now, Roger Goodell suggested this week that the NFL could abolish the extra point. As you also could probably guess, long snappers are opposed to such a move. Or at least, Washington’s long snapper is. Hey @nflcommish please don’t take aw…
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  • Comedians planing to roast Redskins owner Daniel Synder, he is …

    Comedians planing to roast Redskins owner Daniel Synder, he is not expected to attend

    yahoo.com Jan 22
    Washington Redskins owner Daniel Snyder has been the butt of jokes for years.It is hard to blame Snyder for skipping an event designed to make fun of him.Capital City Showcase, a variety show featuring local artists in D.C., will roast the Redskins owne…
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  • Four Takeaways From ‘A Football Life’: Jerry Smith – Leading A …

    Four Takeaways From ‘A Football Life’: Jerry Smith – Leading A Double Life

    redskins.com Jan 22
    The NFL Network premiered “Jerry Smith: A Football Life” Tuesday night, documenting the football accomplishments and complex personal life of the All-Pro Redskins tight end. Per usual, NFL Films created a stunning product, capturing the fierce competito…
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  • Jay Gruden doesn’t want to do ‘Hard Knocks’

    Jay Gruden doesn’t want to do ‘Hard Knocks’

    Six NFL teams have done HBO’s “Hard Knocks,” including the Cowboys and Bengals twice. The Redskins, obviously, are not among those teams, although their new coach played a starring role in last summer’s season. NFL rules mean the Redskins are exempt thi…
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  • Video - 2014 Pro Bowl Draft: Robert Mathis traded for Brian Orakpo 01:28

    2014 Pro Bowl Draft: Robert Mathis traded for Brian Orakpo

    Jan 22
    Indianapolis Colts defensive end Robert Mathis is traded from Team Sanders to Team Rice for Washington Redskins defensive end Brian Orakpo.
  • Video - 'A Football Life': Jerry Smith - Staring death in the face 09:08

    'A Football Life': Jerry Smith - Staring death in the face

    Jan 22
    When former Washington Redskins tight end Jerry Smith retired, he moved to Texas and opened up a gay bar. Later he was diagnosed with HIV, and passed away at the age of 43.
  • Video - 'A Football Life': Jerry Smith - Private life becomes public 07:35

    'A Football Life': Jerry Smith - Private life becomes public

    Jan 22
    Former Washington Redskins tight end Jerry Smith met with a reporter for a feature and it ended up being a big moment in history. See how the profile on Smith led to the first retired professional athlete to reveal his homosexuality.
  • Video - 'A Football Life': Jerry Smith - Living a double life 07:26

    'A Football Life': Jerry Smith - Living a double life

    Jan 22
    Former Washington Redskins tight end Jerry Smith found his calling on the football field, but it was not an easy life. See how a closeted gay man became a dominant tight end in an intolerant era.

Sports Columnists

  • ‘I Was Built for Football’

    Jan 22
    ‘I Was Built for Football’
  • Death to the Extra Point!

    Jan 22
    Death to the Extra Point!
  • Clayton's mailbag -- Seahawks riding old-school formula

    Jan 22
    Clayton's mailbag: Pete Carroll and the Seahawks are trying to prove that defense still wins championships.