January 10, 2013 |
Mayor Vincent Gray of Washington, D.C., said the Redskins must consider a name change if the team wants to move from FedEx Field in Landover, Md., to a stadium inside the District of Columbia. “I think that if they get serious with the team coming back to Washington, there's no doubt there's going to have to be a discussion about that,” Gray said at a news conference Wednesday. "I think it has become a lightning rod, and I would love to be able to sit down with the team and see if a change should be made.
August 23, 2013 |
The going rate for a Robert Griffin III T-shirt? Evidently, $10,000. That's how much the NFL fined the Washington Redskins star for wearing unauthorized apparel during pregame warm-ups before Monday night's exhibition game against Pittsburgh at Fedex Field, according to the Washington Post. The anonymous source cited by the newspaper didn't actually specify which article of clothing got the second-year quarterback in trouble, but it's pretty clear it was his T-shirt that read “Operation Patience.” That's a reference to the Redskins' easing him back into action after the severe knee injury he suffered in a playoff loss to Seattle in January.
November 5, 2009 |
Washington Redskins owner Dan Snyder acknowledged to reporters Tuesday that "we're disappointed and we're embarrassed" over his football team's 2-5 start. But that may not be enough to appease a frustrated fan base. In response to the team's recent ban on homemade signs inside FedEx Field, a blog at fire-snyder-sign.blogspot.com is asking fans to create a "Fire Snyder" sign that wouldn't require poster board. For the Redskins' home game Nov. 15 against the Denver Broncos, the website has instructed fans sitting in selected sections in the upper deck to wear either white or red, depending on their seat number.
October 29, 1999 |
About a month ago, Mike Holmgren and Brett Favre had a long conversation for the first time since Holmgren left the Green Bay Packers for the Seattle Seahawks. They spent nearly an hour talking about their seven years together, everything from countless shouting matches to their triumph in the 1997 Super Bowl. "I guess I can turn him in. He was tampering. He was trying to work out something to get me to Seattle," Favre joked Thursday.
September 12, 2010
Dallas Cowboys left tackle Doug Free faces a big challenge on a huge stage, there's no way around that. Question is, is there a way around Free? The Washington Redskins sure will be looking for one Sunday night when they play host to the Cowboys in a season opener at FedEx Field. Free is one of the players in the spotlight, because he replaces longtime blind-side protector Flozell Adams, released in the off-season. Free moves over to the left side after playing half of last season at right tackle in place of the injured Marc Colombo.
October 26, 2009 |
Sometimes there are head games between bitter NFL rivals. Between the Washington Redskins and Philadelphia Eagles tonight? Headset games. Sherm Lewis has the headset for the Redskins, who have yet to score more than 17 points in a game. He was hired recently as an offensive consultant and assumed play-calling duties this week when they were stripped from Coach Jim Zorn. That wasn't the only audible the Redskins called. They also benched quarterback Jason Campbell for Todd Collins in a 14-6 loss to Kansas City.