Following a 7-9 mark in 2018, the Washington Redskins open training camp for the 2019 season Thursday morning in Richmond.
Colt McCoy knew exactly what his teammates needed to hear. In the aftermath of a gut-wrenching two-point loss and the sickening season-ending injury to Alex Smith, McCoy stood up in the Washington Redskins locker room and addressed the group.
Alex Smith seemed to know immediately this was bad. Really, really bad. He covered his face with both hands, then a white towel, before his fractured right leg was placed in an air cast and he was carted off the field.
With Jonathan Allen and Daron Payne anchoring the defensive line, and Adrian Peterson hardly looking like a 33-year-old, the Washington Redskins have established what sort of team they are. It’s quite a drastic shift from who they’ve been under coach Jay Gruden until now.
Following his prime-time benching and criticism from a former teammate, Josh Norman wanted to shut off his phone because the noise was getting so loud. Then, he silenced it all.
Alex Smith is not exactly playing like the perfect solution at quarterback for the Washington Redskins. The secondary is a mess. The team hardly seemed ready coming off a bye week and now faces the challenge of a short week.
Alex Smith looked like his old self. So did Adrian Peterson. When the 34-year-old Smith wasn’t carving up the Arizona defense, the 33-year-old Peterson was running through it.
Alex Smith doesn’t believe in assigned seats. As he tried to get to know his new Washington Redskins teammates, Smith sat in a different seat for each meeting.
Santana Moss was doing charity before he ever cashed his first NFL paycheck. Now retired after a 14-year career as an All-Pro wide receiver, the Loudoun resident is about to take his philanthropic game to the next level.
An ad in the newspaper eventually led to John Cowne earning a Super Bowl ring. Cowne, a teacher at C.S. Monroe Technology Center and an offensive line coach for Woodgrove High School, learned March 23 that he would be fitted for a Super Bowl ring for his stint with the 1987 Washington Redskins.