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Ron Rivera compares Chase Young to all-time greats

Washington coach Ron Rivera knows what a future Hall of Fame pass-rusher looks like. So even if rookie Chase Young isn’t quite as tall as Julius Peppers, Rivera sees comparisons to the former Panthers defensive end. “He’s not quite as big as Julius was,” Rivera said, via the team’s official website. “He’s built like him; [more]

Washington is removing George Preston Marshall from Ring of Fame

Last week, his monument came down (awkwardly) at RFK Stadium and his name was removed from the lower bowl at FedEx Field. This week, former Washington owner George Preston Marshall is being even further expunged from any positions of honor or prestige with the franchise. The team has confirmed to multiple reporters that Marshall will [more]

Adrian Peterson hopes to play through 2023

There’s someone else in Washington hoping for four more years. Running back Adrian Peterson, who entered the league in 2007 as a first-round pick of the Vikings, told TMZ that he hopes to play through 2023. “Man, why not four more years?” Peterson said. “Why not?” Peterson ultimately wants to have no regrets. “I don’t [more]

49ers considered idea of Trent Williams at guard had trade happened last year

Had the San Francisco 49ers found a way to get Trent Williams in trade from Washington last season, Williams may have found himself playing guard. The 49ers looked into the possibility of acquiring Williams last season when both starting tackles Joe Staley and Mike McGlinchey were sidelined with injuries during the middle of the season. [more]

John Elway believed Peyton Manning wanted to play for Washington more than Denver

When the Browns nearly traded for Jim Harbaugh, the football world narrowly missed out on a twice-per-year battle of brothers who had met in the Super Bowl in early 2013. In early 2012, the football world nearly got two Manning bowls per year. An excellent and detailed oral history of the free-agency pursuit of Peyton [more]

Doug Williams sees bad coaches get second chances, good coaches not get first chances

Washington Senior Vice President of Player Personnel Doug Williams is wants to see more opportunities for minority coaches, and he’s troubled by how often he sees those coaches miss those opportunities, while coaches who have already tried and failed get more opportunities. Williams, who is involved in today’s Quarterback Coaching Summit that is designed to [more]

Trent Williams passes physical, signs restructured deal

The 49ers officially have a new left tackle to replace Joe Staley. Trent Williams passed his physical and signed a restructured deal. He posted the signing on Instagram. The 49ers traded for Williams on the third day of the 2020 draft, giving up a 2021 third-rounder and a 2020 fifth-rounder. The team agreed to restructured [more]

FedEx Field lower level replaces George Preston Marshall’s name with Bobby Mitchell’s

A day after the D.C. government removed a monument to former Washington franchise owner George Preston Marshall, the team has also taken a step to disassociate itself from Marshall’s racist legacy. Washington announced today that it is renaming the lower level of FedEx Field in honor of Bobby Mitchell, the team’s first black player. Marshall’s [more]

Hall of Fame says bylaws don’t allow removing George Preston Marshall or anyone else

A monument to George Preston Marshall, former owner of Washington’s NFL team, has been removed from the stadium where they used to play because he was a segregationist who prevented black players from playing on his team until the government forced him to integrate. That raises a question: Should Marshall’s bust also be removed from [more]

Washington Post editorial board renews call for Washington name change

Earlier this week, Barry Svrluga of the Washington Post called on the local NFL team to change its name. On Friday, the Washington Post editorial board renewed its position that the time has long since come for the dictionary-defined slur to be ditched. “Over the years, there have been many calls for the team to [more]

Will the Colin Kaepernick talk lead to action?

Multiple NFL figures recently have been talking about Colin Kaepernick. The question now becomes whether the talk will lead to action. There’s still no reason to believe it will. Indeed, there’s no indication that anyone has actually reached out to Kaepernick or his representatives to discuss a potential visit or tryout or contract or anything. [more]

D.C. government calls removing George Preston Marshall monument “overdue”

A monument to George Preston Marshall, the longtime owner of the Washington NFL team, was torn down outside RFK Stadium today. And the D.C. government, which owns and operates RFK Stadium, says it should have happened long ago. In a statement released by Events D.C., the government said Marshall’s racism — which included keeping his [more]

George Preston Marshall monument removed from RFK Stadium

A monument to the former owner of the Washington football team is being removed from the team’s former stadium. The monument to George Preston Marshall was torn down today by crews outside RFK Stadium. The monument had previously been vandalized, and it appears the D.C. government decided it was time to take the whole thing [more]

SEC calls on Mississippi to change the state’s flag

The Mississippi flag has the Confederate flag within its design. As the nation continues to feel the aftershocks of the seismic shift that occurred after the murder of George Floyd, one of the post powerful conferences in the NCAA has called on the state to change the flag. SEC Commissioner Greg Sankey issued the following [more]

Dexter Manley has recovered from COVID-19

Former Washington defensive lineman Dexter Manley announced in a video he is recovered from COVID-19. Manley posted the message on social media Wednesday. “I want to let all the fans know I appreciated your concerns, the letters, the phone calls,” Manley said. “I’m back, and you can’t keep a good man down.” Manley, 61, tested [more]

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