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Phillip Buchanon suspended four games by NFL


The Redskins quietly re-signed cornerback Phillip Buchanon Monday.  The veteran didn’t have much of a market in free agency, and we now know one reason why.

Redskins coach Mike Shanahan informed reporters Tuesday that Buchanon will be suspended for the first four games of the season by the NFL.

For now, the Redskins aren’t saying what the suspension is for.  We should find out soon enough.

(In brighter news Redskins fans, Shanny says Rex Grossman will re-join the team Tuesday night.)

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25 Responses to “Phillip Buchanon suspended four games by NFL”
  1. wethog66 says: Aug 2, 2011 11:36 AM

    Silver lining in this crap situation is that Kevin Barnes will get an opportunity to show Buchannon shouldn’t have been resigned in the first place. Time to step up KB. Do AA county proad!

  2. hobartbaker says: Aug 2, 2011 11:40 AM

    Buchanon gets suspended “just in case”. Get it out of the way early.

  3. eaglesfootballfan says: Aug 2, 2011 11:50 AM

    He probably took a Substance.

  4. wacco4flacco says: Aug 2, 2011 11:58 AM

    since when is re-signing Rex Grossman “brighter news”? … I guess when John Beck is currently your starter

  5. seminolefan says: Aug 2, 2011 11:59 AM

    Substance abuse. It’s a shame, he actually made for a good #3 cornerback. It’ll be interesting to see whether or not he keeps his roster spot through camp.

  6. tatum064 says: Aug 2, 2011 11:59 AM

    “Suspended without even knowing what the infraction was” If that aint a dictatorship, i dont know what it is.

    The Redskins…the punchlines just write themselves.

  7. wacco4flacco says: Aug 2, 2011 11:59 AM

    @wethog66 … hopefully Barnes makes AA County proud, because you sure aren’t representing their education system very well with your spelling.

  8. p4hbiz says: Aug 2, 2011 12:01 PM

    Great rookie season w/The Oakland Raiders, and then he was traded to Tampa and fell off…

    A Great PR/KR and a vital part of that 2002 SB run by the Raiders.

  9. revengeofthefilthymcnasty says: Aug 2, 2011 12:03 PM


  10. blackqbwhiterb says: Aug 2, 2011 12:09 PM

    wethog 66 is doing AA county Proad with that spelling, no doubt……Hopefully Barnes will do good, so far looks like he’s coming along….

  11. CKL says: Aug 2, 2011 12:12 PM

    This has to be drug related. That’s the only time they don’t say what it is for IIRC.

  12. steelcity09 says: Aug 2, 2011 12:19 PM

    Upon learning of only a 4 game suspension, Buchanon lobbied for a full season suspension so he wouldnt have to play any games at all with the Redskins this season.

  13. boneyardbuc says: Aug 2, 2011 12:36 PM

    tatum064 says: Aug 2, 2011 11:59 AM

    “Suspended without even knowing what the infraction was” If that aint a dictatorship, i dont know what it is.

    The Redskins…the punchlines just write themselves.


    They haven’t told the MEDIA what the suspension was for, simpleton.

    Learn how to read.

  14. r8rsfan says: Aug 2, 2011 12:42 PM

    PBurnt we called him in Oaktown – maybe that nickname applied off the field too.

  15. wethog66 says: Aug 2, 2011 12:52 PM


    Ah the spelling police huh? How about you worry more about whether Flacco’s uni-brow will impact his throwing mechanics, Ray Ray nearing the end, Reid with mush shoulders, and whether Sergio Kindle will be allowed to use stairs again, Hon.

  16. hailskins4life says: Aug 2, 2011 1:16 PM

    Some of the posts on this site are so ridiculous.


    The Redskins didn’t suspend him, the NFL did. 4 games is part of the substance abuse policy. Do you think the Jets suspended Santonio Holmes for 4 games last year? No, it was the league.

    Please learn something/anything about the NFL before you post.

  17. boysroll says: Aug 2, 2011 1:24 PM

    i am surprised this whole team has not been suspended for substance abuse playing for a weasel owner and shanarat and co. on top of yr to yr failure……LMAO. Last place baby!!!!

  18. jacksaysfu says: Aug 2, 2011 1:42 PM

    Update: The Redskins will be giving out free victories this season. (Limit 2 per team)

  19. paynita says: Aug 2, 2011 2:36 PM

    Ahh boysroll back with more silly comments…it’s really a shame since back in the day the Cowboys did roll a lot foreign substances on their way to strip clubs and hookers!!

  20. docredskin says: Aug 2, 2011 2:44 PM

    The guy had two forced fumbles and two picks as a third corner last season and the only available photo is of him being stiff-armed?

  21. reedhof20 says: Aug 2, 2011 2:52 PM

    @ wethog66,
    Reed led the NFl in interceptions with those “mush shoulders” in only 8 games, I might add; you can only dream of having a qb with 25 tds and 10 picks – John Beck? Grossman? Unibrow and all, I will take Flacco. Ray at the end is STILL a top 5 and pro bowl linebacker. And Kindle…anything we get is icing on the cake. So…how you guys doing there?
    Additionally, year in and year out you sign our backups to be your starters – see Stallworth, Wilson, Chester, etc., etc., etc
    Talk to ya soon, Hon!

  22. rubicon202 says: Aug 2, 2011 3:08 PM

    Dismal times for the skins, I love it! Synder+Shanahan=WTF

  23. wethog66 says: Aug 2, 2011 5:07 PM


    I have dreams of 3 different QB’s winning 3 different SB’s. Just imagine if the Crows kept Trent Dilfer around instead of signing Elvis Grbac to that huge contract, only to see him quit after a year? You to could be dreaming of multiple SB winning QB’s just like me.

    As good as Ray Ray is, the guy is a little long in the tooth to keep up his high level of play much longer, who are theCrows grooming to replace him? Kindle? The guy that hasn’t been cleared to use stairs yet? What about Dan Cody? Oh yeah, nevermind. Anyway, the Skins have London Fletcher, at this point in both of their careers he is just as good, and more durable, than Ray Ray.

    As for Reed, Laron Landry is just as good as Reed at this piont in both of their carreers, and Landry is much younger.

    As for how the Skins are doing “down here”, we appear to be doing ok now. Shanallenhan is rebuilding the right way for once, and so long as LiL Danny lets him be I expect the Skins to be back in the playoff hunt in the next couple years. As for the Crows, is their future as bright? Ray Ray and Reed will be retiring in the next couple years, who is going to lead the Crows moving forward? Flacco? Isn’t he the same guy who became best buddies with Jim Zorn? Truely leadership material. lol

  24. asublimeday says: Aug 2, 2011 7:03 PM

    Rex grossman is brighter news?

  25. 1brocktacular says: Aug 2, 2011 8:21 PM

    Brighter than a case of crabs!!

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