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May 2, 2013 | By Houston Mitchell
David Grosso, a District of Columbia councilman, said Wednesday he plans to introduce a resolution that would call on the Washington Redskins to change their nickname, which he says is “racist and derogatory.” “It's time to make a change,” Grosso said. He added a majority of his fellow council members support his resolution and even came up with an alternative nickname: the Redtails, in honor of the Tuskegee Airmen. Not to mention the fact that "red-tailed hawks are a big deal in D.C. and in the area," Grosso said . So, should the Redskins change their name?
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April 23, 2014 | By Jim Peltz
Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III was tapped to drive the pace car for NASCAR's Sprint Cup Series race in Richmond, Va., on Saturday night, thanks to prodding on Twitter by his friend Dale Earnhardt Jr. Earnhardt, this year's Daytona 500 winner and a longtime Redskins fan, tweeted a month ago that perhaps Griffin could be grand marshal at the race at Richmond International Raceway. Raceway President Dennis Bickmeier then asked Earnhardt if Griffin could drive the pace car that leads the 43-car field to the green flag.
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January 9, 2014 | By Sam Farmer
The Washington Redskins have their new coach. According to multiple reports, the Redskins will announce Thursday that they have hired Jay Gruden, offensive coordinator of the Cincinnati Bengals, to replace the fired Mike Shanahan as head coach. Gruden is the younger brother of former Super Bowl-winning coach Jon Gruden, now a “Monday Night Football” commentator. Redskins General Manager Bruce Allen worked with Jon Gruden in Oakland and Tampa Bay, and was with the Buccaneers when Jay was a defensive consultant there.
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March 25, 2014 | By Scott Martelle
So Dan Snyder, owner of the Washington Redskins professional football team, visited 26 Native American reservations over four months and discovered a reality that just about everyone else in the country already knew . Native Americans on reservations are disproportionately mired in poverty; affected by alcoholism, diabetes and elevated suicide rates, among other health issues; and lack many of the basic necessities of modern life, including...
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October 22, 2012 | By Houston Mitchell
Tight end Chris Cooley re-signed with the Washington Redskins on Monday to fill the void left from Fred Davis' season-ending Achilles injury suffered Sunday in a loss to the New York Giants. Cooley was released by the Redskins on Aug. 28. Davis was the team's leading receiver with 24 catches for 325 yards. "I had a lot of things I wanted to do this year, and I was doing it," Davis said. "It's very discouraging. " Cooley, 30, has spent his entire eight-season career with the Redskins.
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December 4, 2012 | By Chuck Schilken
Robert Griffin III isn't the only rookie sensation on the Washington Redskins' roster. Running back Alfred Morris rushed for a career-high 124 yards during the team's 17-16 victory over the New York Giants on Monday night to become only the second player in franchise history to rush for more than 1,000 yards in his first NFL season. Morris' total of 1,106 rushing yards this season is now the best in team history for a rookie player, replacing Reggie Brooks' 1,063 from 1993. The sixth-round draft pick out of Florida Atlantic is also the first Redskins player to rush for 1,000 yards since Clinton Portis in 2008.
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October 14, 2013 | By Scott Collins
Bob Costas and Glenn Beck might want to avoid making plans to catch a Redskins game together.  Beck, the outspoken right-wing radio host, is fuming after Costas aired an editorial criticizing the Washington Redskins' nickname as an ethnic "insult" and "slur" to Native Americans during Sunday's telecast of the NFL game between the Redskins and Dallas Cowboys.  The longtime NBC sportscaster noted other team mascots and nicknames that...
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December 4, 2012 | By Chuck Schilken
Robert Griffin III has had his share of magical moments throughout his NFL career -- all 12 games of it. Even when RG3 makes a mistake it can still turn into something positive for the Washington Redskins. Take a play from the first quarter of the Redskins' 17-16 win over the New York Giants on Monday night. The quarterback picked up 12 yards on a running play deep in Giants territory but had the ball stripped by Stevie Johnson on the way down. Normally that would be disastrous, a scoring opportunity down the drain.
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November 6, 2013 | By Sam Farmer
WASHINGTON (3-5) AT MINNESOTA (1-7) TV: NFL Network, 5:15 PST. Line: Redskins by 2 1/2. Over/under: 50 1/2. Sam Farmer's pick: Robert Griffin III is coming off his best game of the season, and he got good protection in that overtime victory over San Diego. He faces a defense that is missing three starters in the secondary and its two top nose tackles. Redskins 27, Vikings 24
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TEAM Standings (A): AFC or AFL. (N): NFC or NFL. W L Pct. PF PA Pittsburgh Steelers (A) 4 0 1.000 103 73 Green Bay Packers (N) 2 0 1.000 68 24 San Francisco 49ers(N) 2 0 1.000 64 37 Chicago Bears (N) 1 0 1.000 46 10 NY Giants (N) 1 0 1.000 39 20 NY Jets (A) 1 0 1.000 16 7 Oakland-Los Angeles Raiders (A) 3 1 .750 111 66 Baltimore Colts (N-A) 1 1 .500 23 29 Kansas City Chiefs (A) 1 1 .500 33 42 Dallas Cowboys (N) 2 3 .400 112 85 Miami Dolphins (A) 2 3 .400 74 103 Washington Redskins (N) 1 2 .
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March 1, 2014 | By Sam Farmer
The ability to disguise is valued in football, as it is essential to fooling an opponent. In a sense, offensive lineman Roy Simmons was better at concealing than most. Simmons hid his homosexuality from his New York Giants and Washington Redskins teammates throughout his career, and in retirement became the second NFL player to announce that he was gay. "If Roy had come out when he was a player, he would have been accepted," former Giants teammate Harry Carson said last week.
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January 9, 2014 | By Sam Farmer
The Washington Redskins have their new coach. According to multiple reports, the Redskins will announce Thursday that they have hired Jay Gruden, offensive coordinator of the Cincinnati Bengals, to replace the fired Mike Shanahan as head coach. Gruden is the younger brother of former Super Bowl-winning coach Jon Gruden, now a “Monday Night Football” commentator. Redskins General Manager Bruce Allen worked with Jon Gruden in Oakland and Tampa Bay, and was with the Buccaneers when Jay was a defensive consultant there.
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December 30, 2013 | By Sam Farmer
As expected, the Washington Redskins have fired Mike Shanahan. Shanahan, whose teams were 24-40 in his four seasons, had fallen out of favor this season with Redskins owner Dan Snyder and star quarterback Robert Griffin III. The team finished 3-13 this season, losing its final eight games. "Redskins fans deserve a better result," Snyder said in a written statement released Monday by the team. "We thank Mike for his efforts on behalf of the Redskins. We will focus on what it takes to build a winning team, and my pledge to this organization and to this community is to continue to commit the resources and talent necessary to put this team back in the playoffs.
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December 24, 2013
Dallas owner Jerry Jones says the Cowboys aren't ruling Tony Romo out of a winner-take-all game against Philadelphia because doctors could clear him after treating his back injury. Jones said on his radio show Tuesday that his quarterback has proven he can play with pain but won't if doctors advise against it. The Cowboys (8-7) and Eagles (9-6) are playing Sunday night in Dallas' third straight season finale against an NFC East rival with the division title and a playoff berth on the line.
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December 18, 2013 | By Sam Farmer
Should Robert Griffin III's dad be flagged for interference? According to the Bleacher Report's Jason Cole , Robert Griffin II has lobbied Washington Redskins owner Dan Snyder to dump Coach Mike Shanahan in favor of Baylor Coach Art Briles, who coached RGIII for four seasons in college. Last week, reasoning that the quarterback had absorbed too many hits already, Shanahan announced his decision to sit Griffin for the remainder of the season. Cole also reported that the younger Griffin is known inside the Redskins for his stubbornness and unwillingness to accept criticism.
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December 16, 2013 | By Chuck Schilken
Mike Shanahan had a change of heart. A day after walking out of a press conference refusing to answer questions about his job status, the Washington Redskins coach spent some time Monday talking to reporters about ... his job status. Shanahan confirmed that he has no plans to resign from his position despite the team's 3-11 record and rumors that his days with the organization are numbered. “I'll get a chance to sit down with Dan [Snyder] at the end of the season,” Shanahan said . “I'll give him my opinion on the direction I think the franchise could go. He's going to give me his idea what he wants to do, he's the owner of the football team.
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December 15, 2013 | By Kevin Baxter
The best sports nicknames connote power, speed, bravery and even whimsy. But many fans say they see something else in some of the country's most popular team names and mascots - racism. The Oneida Indian Nation is pressuring the NFL and Washington Redskins owner Daniel Snyder to change that team's name and logo, which many Native Americans say is offensive. And thousands of baseball fans have signed an online petition asking the Cleveland Indians to retire Chief Wahoo, the team's smiling, red-faced caricature.
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December 11, 2013 | By Sam Farmer
It's official: Kirk Cousins is the starting quarterback for the Washington Redskins, and star Robert Griffin III - though he feels healthy enough to play - is on the shelf for the rest of the season. “Every player wants to play,” a subdued Griffin said at a news conference Wednesday. “Any quarterback wants to finish out the season with his team when you're healthy enough to do so. But it's Coach's decision, and you have to respect that authority, just like I always have.” Redskins Coach Mike Shanahan said earlier this week that he was considering benching Griffin so he could head into the off-season healthy, as opposed to last season, when he stayed in a playoff game against Seattle despite his hobbling and wound up suffering a devastating knee injury.
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