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Another luckless Sunday for Washington’s NFL team — but not without a glimmer of hope. On Nov. 18, with D.C. down 20-14 to the Houston Texans and just over 12 minutes left, second-string quarterback Colt McCoy — filling in for Alex Smith, who suffered a gruesome, season-ending compound fracture in the third quarter — cocked […]

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Los Angeles Chargers, New Orleans Saints, NFL, Washington Redskins -

As a former NFL defensive back, The Undefeated’s senior writer Domonique Foxworth knows all too well how important it is for teams to end the season strong when competing for a shot at the Super Bowl. Here he picks the winners of three Week 13 matchups that have major playoff implications.

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NFL, Sweet potatoes, Thanksgiving, Vernon Davis, Washington Redskins, Yams -

ASHBURN, Virginia — There are major concerns facing the Washington Redskins heading into their Thanksgiving Day matchup against divisional rival the Dallas Cowboys. Earlier this week, the Redskins lost starting quarterback Alex Smith for the season to a fractured right leg. In his place is backup Colt McCoy, who has just four more career touchdowns […]

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Josh Norman, NFL, Players Coalition, Washington Redskins -

On his day off, Josh Norman went to work. The veteran cornerback and defensive leader of the NFC East-leading Washington Redskins was busy listening to educators and students talk about the state of education in Washington, D.C., on Tuesday, trying to determine what he can do to help in his other key role as a […]

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Baptist, Faith and Sports, Israel, Josh Norman, NFL, Washington Redskins -

A look at the intersection of sports, faith and religion. After the Washington Redskins suffered a devastating 43-19 loss to the New Orleans Saints earlier this month, cornerback Josh Norman broke a three-month streak of faithfulness. He failed to log in to his Bible app, where he goes every morning or evening to read Scripture. […]

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Alvin Kamara, chris thompson, EA Sports, Esports, Madden, New Orleans Saints, NFL, Washington Redskins -

I must admit that, as a Washington Redskins fan, I don’t have a good feeling about this one. No. 1, the Skins hardly ever come out on the winning end of these Monday Night Football matchups. No. 2, trying to stop New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees at home in the Superdome is a truly […]

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Derrius Guice, NFL, Playing For Something, Washington Redskins -

What motivates athletes to play? Often it’s family. In a new series, Playing For Something, Washington Redskins rookie Derrius Guice, as told to The Undefeated’s Mark W. Wright, talks about his winding journey to the NFL, and his motivation to come back stronger and better than ever. I can’t lie. There’s been better days, but […]

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Featured, New York, News, NFL, Racism, Washington Redskins -

Activist Frederick Joseph recently launched a social experiment to find out what happens when a Black man rocks a T-shirt with a “Caucasian” logo to mimic that of the Washington Redskins emblem. As one might imagine, things did not go well. The effort, he said in a series of Tweets sharing his experience, has revealed a not-so-surprising […]

The post Activist launches racial social experiment wearing ‘Caucasian’ t-shirt and white folks can’t handle it appeared first on theGrio.

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Athlete of the Week, Derrius Guice, Undefeated Athlete of the Week, Washington Redskins -

Derrius Guice’s reputation precedes him. Hard-nosed, angry — even violent. That’s the narrative on the 21-year-old rookie running back drafted in the second round, 59th overall, by the Washington Redskins. And, while the words mostly describe his never-say-die running style, Guice knows that labels have a funny way of sticking. “I’ve been started letting the […]

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Centene Corporation, Darrell Green, Get Lifted, NFL, Strong Youth Strong Communities, The Next Chapter, Washington Redskins -

At the 1983 NFL draft, a young cornerback out of Texas A&M, Kingsville found himself the last player selected in the first round, heading to the Washington Redskins. It was the beginning of Darrell Green’s 20-year NFL career, which included two Super Bowl championships with the Redskins and recognition as one of the greatest cornerbacks […]

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Athlete Activism, Black 14, Chicago Bears, Lloyd Eaton, NCF, Protest, Race, Tony McGee, Washington Redskins, Wyoming Cowboys -

Tony McGee had no idea what would come next after he and 13 other black players were kicked off the undefeated and nationally ranked Wyoming Cowboys football team in the midst of the 1969 season. The defensive end had been playing like an All-American and maybe even a future pro, racking up 11 sacks in […]

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Black Quarterbacks, NFL, Robert Griffin III, Washington Redskins -

For one season, Robert Griffin III was an NFL superstar quarterback. “There were just certain defenses you couldn’t play against him,” said two-time Super Bowl winner Mike Shanahan, who coached Griffin during his spectacular rookie season. “I had never been around a quarterback quite like Robert.” For one season, Griffin captivated the nation’s capital. “RG […]

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2018 NBA All-Star Game, Chris Paul, Gordon Hayward, Houston Rockets, LaVar Ball, Riddick Bowe, Washington Redskins, What Had Happened Was -

Game. Blouses. An internet hoax claimed the Washington Redskins changed their team name to the “Washington Redhawks.” The Rising Hearts Coalition, a Native American activist group advocating for the NFL franchise to drop its longtime mascot, created several fake webpages, and stories on them, resembling the online sites and work of The Washington Post, Sports […]

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NFL, Rest In Peace, Sean Taylor, Washington Redskins -

I ran into Fred Smoot at a bar about two weeks ago. We’d never met, so I challenged him to a game of foosball and, ever the competitor, he said yes. Sometime into the game I said; “Ten years.” He nodded and we began talking about Sean Taylor. At that time the anniversary of Taylor’s […]

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Commentary, Native Americans, NFL, Protest, Social Activism, Thanksgiving, Washington Redskins -

Sometimes you have to spell it out to understand the awful irony: On a day most of us associate with family, food and football, this year Washington is hosting a Thanksgiving NFL game for the first time. Native Americans are integral to the holiday’s origins. The team’s name disparages Native Americans. Simon Moya-Smith plans to […]

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Boys & Girls Clubs of America, Get Lifted, Josh Norman, NBA, NFL, Washington Redskins -

After Washington Redskins cornerback Josh Norman learned of the devastation left by Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico, he didn’t hesitate to do his part. He initially donated $100,000 to send food to the island. Now, Norman is partnering with Boys & Girls Clubs of America for a holiday season campaign to benefit Puerto Rico, and […]

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All 22, NFL, Washington Redskins -

Multiple-choice question: What is the most important thing a team could do to ensure victory? Win the turnover battle Win time of possession Have a 100-yard rusher Complete 68 percent of its passes Throw for more than 300 yards and three touchdowns Have 100 percent red zone efficiency On Sunday in New Orleans, Washington accomplished […]

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MLB, Washington Capitals, Washington Nationals, Washington Redskins, Washington Wizards -

It’s 3:42 a.m. on Friday the 13th. The Costco Halloween bag of Snickers, Kit Kats, Twix and M&Ms has been reduced to a mosaic of wrappers strewn about the family room. The 7-year-old upstairs is three hours from being told yet again that his favorite team has expired for the season. You go back to […]

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Colin Kaepernick, DeAngelo Hall, Jerry Jones, NFL, Protest, Social Activism, Washington Redskins -

DeAngelo Hall, 33, is a 14-year veteran NFL defensive back and three-time Pro Bowler. He hasn’t played for Washington, whom he signed with in 2008, since the third week of last season after suffering an ACL tear. He hopes to return to action soon. But he is on the sideline every week, and therefore he […]

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Black College Football Hall of Fame, Get Lifted, HBCU, NFL, Texas Southern Tigers, Tony Wyllie, Washington Redskins -

It was almost a roundtable discussion. Person after person shared nearly identical sentiments for one man, but they were in different places, at different times, holding a one-on-one conversation. Asked about their working relationships with Washington Redskins senior vice president of communications Tony Wyllie, seven people described him as selfless, a giver and a person […]

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Donald Penn, Donald Trump, NFL, Oakland Raiders, Washington Redskins -

HYATTSVILLE, Maryland — As nightfall approached Sunday, the NFL’s unprecedented show of unity was almost complete. Across a league determined to respond in solidarity, albeit not in conformity, to President Donald Trump’s rants against players who are fighting for racial equality, every team in some fashion demonstrated during the national anthem. Many players sat and […]

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Doug Williams, Grambling Tigers, HBCU Football, NFL, Washington Redskins -

This NFL season marks the 30th anniversary of Doug Williams becoming the first black quarterback to win a Super Bowl. Yet, some may not realize that this season also marks the 40th anniversary of Williams’ graduation from Grambling State University. While winning that Super Bowl over the Denver Broncos cemented Williams’ legacy as an African-American […]

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30 for 30, Anthony Allen, David Windham, Joe Gibbs, NFL, Tony Settles, Washington Redskins, Year Of The Scab -

The games counted, but the players aren’t official alumni of the Washington football team. The three victories during the 1987 National Football League players’ strike gave Washington sole possession of first place in the NFC East, but the replacement players haven’t been invited to team-hosted events. And even though those wins put Washington on the […]

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All Day, Daily Dose, Donald Trump, Jay-Z, Juneteenth, Philando Castile, Police Shootings, Washington Redskins -

The fight continues in Washington, D.C. And no, this one has nothing to do with President Donald Trump. On Monday, the Washington Redskins secured a small victory with a Supreme Court ruling that deemed the law preventing the team from registering trademarks with the word “Redskins”— or “offensive trademarks” — as unconstitutional. The controversial team […]

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Dan Snyder, Doug Williams, NFL, Rooney Rule, Washington Redskins -

Marcus Matthews, a colleague of mine here at The Undefeated, grew up in the D.C. area and he and his friends often talk about how incredible it is that they still bleed burgundy and gold. “Once you know the whole history of the franchise, we ask ourselves, ‘As a black man, why do I keep […]

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All Day, Daily Dose, Get Out, Kirk Cousins, Nicki Minaj, Remy Ma, Washington Redskins -

If you missed The Morning Roast filling in for The Right Time with Bomani Jones, you can check out all three hours. We’re on again this afternoon from 4 to 7 p.m. EST. You can listen live here. Nicki Minaj is taking a different route. Look, how she chooses to address her beef with Remy […]

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All Day, Daily Dose, Desus & Mero, Donald Trump, International Women's Day, Star Wars, Washington Redskins -

It was 20 years ago today that Christopher Wallace aka The Notorious B.I.G. was killed. It honestly feels like much, much longer, considering where the world is these days. Perhaps, it’s just a coincidence, but Hawaii has become the first state to sue the government over President Donald Trump’s travel ban. Of course, that’s Barack […]

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Curling, NFL, Olympics, Vernon Davis, Washington Redskins -

At 6-foot-4 and 250 pounds, Washington Redskins tight end Vernon Davis is not a typical curling player or fan. Well, “fan” may actually be an understatement. In 2010, Davis was awarded the title of honorary captain of Team USA Curling and has attended every winter Olympics since. He says he plans to attend the 2018 […]

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Anthony Lanier II, NFL, Washington Redskins -

For months now, Anthony Lanier II has been staring a lot. He knows it, too. And he has tried to stop. Oh, man, has he tried. But he can’t. At the Washington Redskins’ team complex, something invariably catches his eye. Even late into his first NFL season, the defensive end is still blown away by […]

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Green Bay Packers, NFL, Washington Redskins, What Had Happened Was -

GAME. BLOUSES. The Washington football team is now 6-3-1 after a very impressive win over the Green Bay Packers on Sunday night. Kirk Cousins threw for 375 yards and three touchdowns while rookie running back Robert Kelley had 137 yards and three scores of his own as Washington went on to win, 42-24. How about […]

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Commentary, New York Giants, NFL, Odell Beckham Jr., Washington Redskins -

Listen. Y’all let this man live. The last few days, I’ve seen quite a bit of talk swirling around New York Giants wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. and his behavior against the Washington Redskins on Sunday. As a proud, yet slightly embarrassed Redskins fan, I was all the way here for Part II of the […]

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Josh Norman, New York Giants, NFL, Odell Beckham Jr., Practice Squad, Washington Redskins -

Hosted by our senior writer — and former NFL cornerback— Domonique Foxworth, Practice Squad is a weekly variety show that features various segments inspired by our love of the game and filtered through our awkward, weird and subversive minds. This is not your average weekly NFL recap show. This week’s episode features the following segments: […]

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Josh Norman, New York Giants, NFL, Odell Beckham Jr., Washington Redskins -

Ladies and gentlemen, your attention, please. In one corner, standing 5 feet 11 and weighing in at 198 pounds, arguably the NFL’s best wide receiver and the pride of East Rutherford, New Jersey, Odell Beckham Jr. And in the other corner, a man 6 feet tall and coming in at 200 pounds, the self-described “best […]

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