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Redskins owner speaks on Jackson, name change and more

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In this Dec. 1, 2013, file photo, Washington Redskins owner Dan Snyder walks off the field before an NFL football game against the New York Giants in Landover, Md. Washington Redskins owner Dan Snyder said Tuesday, April 22, 2014, it's time for people to "focus on reality" concerning Native American matters instead of criticizing the team's nickname. Challenged by those who consider the name "Redskins" offensive, Snyder and his staff recently traveled to Native American reservations and last month established a foundation to assist American Indian tribes.

Washington Redskins owner Dan Snyder spoke to reporters on a number of issues Tuesday afternoon after a charity event at a Loudoun County high school. The normally media-shy Snyder was most excited when asked about wide receiver DeSean Jackson, who signed with the Redskins during free agency. “We got tired of seeing him score a […]

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Redskins training camp dates set

The Redskins’ training facility cost more than $10 million to build and was completed in just six months.

The Redskins’ training facility cost more than $10 million to build and was completed in just six months.

The Washington Redskins will begin training camp no earlier than Wednesday, July 23, based on dates released by the NFL on Thursday. This will be the team’s second year at the Bon Secours Washington Redskins Training Center in Richmond. NFL teams are allowed to begin camp 15 days before their first preseason game, which for […]

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Hopes are high as Redskins start workouts

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Washington Redskins running back Alfred Morris (46) celebrates with tackle Trent Williams (71) and tackle Tyler Polumbus (74) after scoring a touchdown against the Denver Broncos in the third quarter of an NFL football game, Sunday, Oct. 27, 2013, in Denver. (AP Photo/Jack Dempsey) ORG XMIT: COJJ118

Football season is still months away, but the Washington Redskins began their offseason workout program on Monday in Ashburn. Teams with new head coaches were allowed to start on Monday, but the rest of the league will have to wait two weeks. Per NFL rules, only strength and conditioning work is allowed. There is no […]

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Redskins address almost all needs in free agency

With the NFL’s free agency period slowing, the Washington Redskins managed to upgrade their roster at several positions of need, although holes still remain. The two top acquisitions were defensive lineman Jason Hatcher and receiver DeSean Jackson, both of whom produce the kind of game-changing plays the Redskins lacked in 2013. Heading into May’s draft, […]

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One ex-Eagle did well in D.C.

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Washington Redskins' owner Dan Snyder (left) and Sonny Jurgensen watch an afternoon Redskins' practice from the sidelines at the team's facility in Ashburn.

It’s rare for a star player in his prime to join a divisional rival, but that’s what happened Wednesday when receiver DeSean Jackson was cut by Philadelphia and signed by Washington. The move wasn’t without precedent. About 50 years ago, on March 31, 1964, the Eagles traded a 29-year-old quarterback to the Redskins. His name […]

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Redskins sign QB Colt McCoy

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FILE - In this Sept. 8, 2013 file photo, San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colt McCoy (2) warms up before an NFL football game against the Green Bay Packers in San Francisco. The Washington Redskins have signed McCoy. McCoy signed his contract Thursday, April 3, 2014, giving the Redskins a new potential No. 3 quarterback to replace Rex Grossman.

Thursday marked the third signing in three days for the Washington Redskins, who added former University of Texas quarterback Colt McCoy to the roster. Unlike the previous two signings, of wide receiver DeSean Jackson and safety Ryan Clark, McCoy wasn’t signed to be in the starting lineup opening day. His signing likely means the end […]

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Woody Column: Redskins hope this risk reaps reward

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In this Dec. 31, 2013 file photo, Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver DeSean Jackson speaks during a news conference in Philadelphia. The Eagles have released Jackson. The team cut Jackson on Friday, March 28, 2014. He was coming off a career-best season in Philadelphia, leading the team with 82 catches for 1,332 yards and nine touchdowns.

Every year, an NFL team gives a free agent surrounded by questions a lot of money. Have you noticed the Washington Redskins often are that team? This time, the player in question is DeSean Jackson, an exceptionally talented wide receiver. The Redskins need an exceptionally talented wide receiver. Most teams do. If the Redskins want […]

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Jackson attempts to navigate past, present as he signs with Redskins

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In this Nov. 3, 2013 file photo, Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver DeSean Jackson (10) celebrates as he scores on a 46-yard touchdown pass from quarterback Nick Foles during the third quarter of an NFL football game against the Oakland Raiders in Oakland, Calif. The Washington Redskins made their biggest move yet of the offseason Tuesday night, April 1, 2014, adding three-time Pro Bowl receiver DeSean Jackson less than a week after the dynamic playmaker was released by the rival Philadelphia Eagles.

ASHBURN DeSean Jackson inhabits two different worlds. He spent time in the first Monday night at a private table in a posh D.C. nightclub just three blocks from the White House. As a disc jockey played, Jackson and other members of the Washington Redskins enjoyed six bottles of Ace of Spades champagne, which the club […]

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DeSean Jackson’s contract: 3 years, $24 million

Wide receiver DeSean Jackson will officially become a member of the Washington Redskins this morning, signing a 3-year, $24 million contract. The contract includes $16 million in guaranteed money. The club could cut Jackson at any point and walk away from the remaining $8 million. It’s a big-money deal that will likely end Washington’s pursuit […]

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DeSean Jackson agrees to three-year deal with Redskins

ASHBURN The Washington Redskins agreed to terms with free agent wide receiver DeSean Jackson early Wednesday morning, capping a whirlwind 48 hours of negotiations. Jackson will sign a three-year deal with the Redskins, who add one of the game’s most electrifying, and controversial, figures. “He’s the right kind of guy we need in our locker […]