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  1. NEWS RELEASE For Immediate Release URBAN ONE TO ACQUIRE THE TEAM 980 ROCKVILLE, Md. (May 21, 2018) – Urban One, Red Zebra Broadcasting and the Washington Redskins announced today that Urban One has signed a definitive agreement to acquire the assets of the radio station The Team 980 (WTEM 980 AM) from Red Zebra Broadcasting, pending FCC approval. In addition, Urban One has also entered into an agreement with the Washington Redskins to ensure that all Redskins games, as well as pregame and postgame programming, will remain on The Team 980. The acquisition is the first step in a collaborative effort between the Redskins and Urban One to keep The Team 980 as the fans’ premier source for radio coverage of the Washington Redskins. “We believe the future of The Team 980 is in great hands with Urban One,” said Terry Bateman, Chairman of Red Zebra Broadcasting. “We view this as an opportunity for Urban One and the Redskins to build a close partnership to continue to provide the Redskins’ fans with unparalleled access and content, keeping The Team 980 as the fans’ destination for the best Redskins coverage.” In addition to The Team 980, the Redskins game day broadcasts – including pregame, in-game and postgame programming – will air on WMAL 105.9 FM and 630 AM as a valued part of the Redskins Radio Network. “This is a tremendous opportunity for Urban One and we are especially pleased that through our acquisition, The Team 980 will continue to be locally owned. The acquisition of The Team 980 is very much in line with our strategy of super-serving our community of listeners. We have deep roots in the greater Washington, DC area and are well aware that The Team 980 has always been a fan favorite,” said Alfred C. Liggins, President and CEO of Urban One. “Red Zebra has a track record of producing great programming that engages our hometown sports fans. We look forward to working with the Washington Redskins organization to continue this tradition.” This press release includes forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933 and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934. Forward-looking statements represent management's current expectations and are based upon information available to Urban One at the time of this release. These forward-looking statements involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors, some of which are beyond Urban One's control, that may cause the actual results to differ materially from any future results, performance or achievements expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. Important factors that could cause actual results to differ materially are described in Urban One's reports on Forms 10-K, 10-Q, 8-K, S-3 and other filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission (the "SEC"). Urban One does not undertake any duty to update any forward-looking statements. About Urban One, Inc. Urban One, Inc. (www.urban1.com), formerly known as Radio One, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, is the largest diversified media company that primarily targets Black Americans and urban consumers in the United States. The Company owns TV One, LLC (tvone.tv), a television network serving more than 59 million households, offering a broad range of original programming, classic series and movies designed to entertain, inform and inspire a diverse audience of adult Black viewers. As one of the nation's largest radio broadcasting companies, Urban One currently owns and/or operates 56 broadcast stations in 15 urban markets in the United States. Through its controlling interest in Reach Media, Inc. (blackamericaweb.com), the Company also operates syndicated programming including the Tom Joyner Morning Show, Russ Parr Morning Show, Rickey Smiley Morning Show, Get up Morning! with Erica Campbell, DL Hughley Show, Willie Moore Jr Show, Nightly Spirit with Darlene McCoy, Reverend Al Sharpton Show. In addition to its radio and television broadcast assets, Urban One owns Interactive One, LLC (ionedigital.com), the largest digital resource for urban enthusiasts and Blacks, reaching millions each month through its Cassius and BHM Digital platforms. Additionally, One Solution, the Company's branded content agency and studio combines the dynamics of Urban One's holdings to provide brands with an integrated and effectively engaging marketing approach that reaches 82% of Black Americans throughout the country.
  2. For Immediate Release May 22, 2018 REDSKINS MAKE ROSTER MOVES LOUDOUN COUNTY, Va. – The Washington Redskins announced today that they have made the following roster moves: The Redskins signed the following free agent: G Isaiah Williams The Redskins waived the following player designated as injured: G Arie Kouandjio
  3. May 23, 2018 Head Coach Jay Gruden On his early impressions of QB Alex Smith: “He’s been good. He’s got good command of the offense already. Great command in the huddle. He’s just getting a feel for the receivers, the players around him, how we call things, but overall, the first two days, I would say I’m very pleased with his quick progression and learning. I knew that wouldn’t be an issue with as much as he’s played in a similar-style system. So now it’s just a matter of him getting used to the players around him.” On the offensive line: “They were all here, pretty much, other than Trent [Williams]. Trent is rehabbing back home and Morgan [Moses] is still rehabbing. Ty Nsekhe is still rehabbing. T.J. Clemmings is still rehabbing. [Tyler] Catalina had a little tweak yesterday, so he’s out. I think everybody else should be here.” On if he is concerned about the offensive line: “No, not at all. The big thing is getting them healthy. And there’s nothing they can do about it. I mean, they’re still rehabbing from surgeries. It’s not like they’re taking time off and fishing, you know? They’re rehabbing and I have total faith in those guys and what they’re doing – the guys that are here. And I have no problem with Trent. I saw Trent squatting five- or six-hundred pounds the other day, so I think Trent is well on his way to being in good shape. So I think once camp rolls around, I think they’ll be ready to roll.” On if G Tyler Catalina suffered a long-term injury: “No, I don’t think so. He just got his feet tangled up in the turf a little bit.” On if he can envision CB Orlando Scandrick starting opposite of CB Josh Norman: “Yeah, we’re trying him out there. Without a doubt, he’s got experience there. He’s got experience at nickel. You see him at nickel. Having him here is a great benefit, not just for our defense but for Jamison [Crowder] and all out slot receivers working against a nickel with great experience. He brings great experience to the defensive back room, but he also helps the offense in the way he sees things and communicates with us, maybe things we can do better as far as attacking certain coverages.” On CB Quinton Dunbar: “When you talk about corners, you talk about measurables. He’s got the measurables. He’s got the length, he’s got the speed, now it’s just a matter of him getting comfortable with his coverages and obviously his techniques. And he’s doing a better job with that. I think James [Rowe] and Torrian [Gray] have done a great job with him, and Dunny has done a good job of really studying the game, not just bump-and-run man-to-man, but different coverages, squat techniques and deep-third techniques. All that stuff, he’s doing a much better job, more comfortable in the system.” On if there were any unexpected absences today: “I don’t know. I didn’t take roll call today… Zach Brown is moving into the area and I think he was transitioning in that.” On WR Robert Davis: “He hurt his toe yesterday. He got tangled up in the turf. Again, we want to be outside, but the outside fields don’t handle water too well, so we had to go on the turf, and turf always, for whatever reason, results in a couple tweaks here and there with toes and ankles or what have you.” On if he watched Norman on Dancing With The Stars: “I watched every episode of that, and the more I watched, the more impressed I was with his ability to learn that stuff because I know I have zero rhythm. I would be voted off the first episode. So I think the work ethic he put in, the work he put in to get ready for that show and then also fly back on redeyes and get here for practice or OTAs, I just really have a lot of admiration for what he did and what he accomplished, man, because that’s not easy. I thought he should have won the dang thing. I think he got ripped off, to be honest with you.” On if he would complain to officials about Norman finishing as a runner-up: “Yeah, I should call up there. I didn’t have a red flag. I would have thrown it. No, I just think that’s a great tribute… I think that just shows what type of competitor he is. Everything he does he tries to be successful at and that showed it on that show.” On how much he has focused on new rules regarding kickoffs and lowering the helmet: “Yeah, our special teams coach went up there with a couple other special teams coaches and they talked about possible rule changes. I don’t know what’s been officially set yet, so we’ve kind of talked about it and tinkered around with it at rookie OTAs – what the rule might possibly be – but I’ll wait and see what the official wording is of the rule. We’ll adjust. And the lowering of the helmet, I don’t know which ones they decided to go with, so we’ll see. I know there’s been a lot of talk about bull rushes and they’re trying to obviously protect the players, but we’ve just got to be careful.” On if he thinks kick returns might become more prevalent: “I don’t know. That’s a good question. I think without the guys getting a running start, number one, it could be. I think it’s just something… I have to see it before I can really make any judgments on it. Until I actually see it, I think the type of player on kickoff might change a little bit. You might need more speed obviously if you’re going to start from a standing start, but I don’t know. The same with kickoff returns. You’ve got to get back there. I think you’ll see less… There won’t be any offensive linemen out there. Sometimes you’ll have an offensive lineman to help the wedge, but I think for the most part, you’re going to see more speed guys. But I’ve got to wait and see how that impacts. The good thing about our kickoff team, I think having Hop [Dustin Hopkins] here, our kicker, he can do a lot of different things. He can high-hop, I mean, he can kick it high, he can pin you in a corner, he can kick it out of the end zone, so either way, we’ll be good.” On if the team will experiment with the new kickoff rules before training camp: “Yeah, we’ll do it out here first, and then we’ll work it against the Jets when they come to training camp. Then we have four preseason games to get a look at it and go from there.” On Josh Doctson and the progress of the wide receivers: “Josh has done great, man. He’s been available for us and he’s just getting that work with Alex, but he’s done a good job. He looks good. He looks more comfortable as far as his stems and routes and understanding out breaking the huddle, just like that, knowing what to do. He’s really never had a problem with that, but he just looks more comfortable. He’s got a good feel. Paul [Richardson Jr.] has done an excellent job. You could see his speed out there today. Obviously Jamison had another big day today. He’s been outstanding. Rob Davis, until his injury yesterday, had a big-time day. Mo Harris has stepped up still. He’s lining up all over the place, doing a great job. We got some young guys stepping up. So it’s fun to watch these guys compete. We’ve got a lot of good guys to choose from.” On the inside linebackers: “Our depth chart is in flux right now. We’re just going to look at guys in different spots, try to get guys reps and get the defense taught, and then we’ll start to have the competitions once we get the pads on. The big thing is just to get them taught, lined up, and Josh Harvey [-Clemons] will play in there, Shaun Dion [Hamilton], get him up to speed, [Jerod] Fernandez, free agent from NC State, we’ll get him up to speed. Obviously [Zach] Vigil is back, so we’ve got a lot of guys to choose from. Sometimes when a guy’s not here, it opens the door for other guys to get their quality reps and their quality work and we can see what they can do.” On if he’s been pleased with DL Jonathan Allen’s progress: “Yeah, we limited his reps today, and yesterday he got very little reps. He’s just slowly working back into it, but just watching him in Phase 2, watching him in individual, he looks good. He’s 100 percent, but we’re still going to try to take care of his reps and monitor how much he’s doing to make sure he’s full-go for training camp. But I’m very pleased and anxious to see him get more work.” On his assessment of the running backs: “I’ll tell you what, just today in general, you could see the competition. You could see Rob Kelley step up. Samaje Perine’s had a couple big days. Byron Marshall, I mean, he had a couple great routes today. He’s running the ball between the tackles. [Kapri] Bibbs had some big runs yesterday. Obviously, Derrius Guice has come in here and fueled the fire a little bit. He’s done an excellent job picking up what we’re trying to do, and Chris Thompson is standing back here with a hat on backwards watching. I feel really good about where our running backs are right now. Competition’s great, and it’s going to continue to be so. I think that position will be one of strength this year.” QB Alex Smith On what he looks for in OTAs: “I think for one, the one thing with this new break, you know an extended time after the season, I think it does really make you appreciate the time together, right, the time back practicing because we’re so limited now in practices. So I think every guy these last two days has enjoyed just getting back out there and losing yourself in the game, right? To be limited, it does make you miss it, and I think it makes you appreciate it, so that’s been nice. You know, we had two good days of work. You’ve got to make the most of every day. With that being said, limited time together, so you’ve got to take a step with condensed time every day. It’s been nice. Obviously no pads on, so the premium is on the skilled guys this time of year, which is fine with me as a quarterback.” On the competitiveness of S D.J. Swearinger Sr.: “I think competition this time of year is the only way… I mean, everybody is doing their own thing, right? You’ve got 32 teams all on their own with the schedule out, all trying to work towards their goals, and I think competition is the only way you’re going to get better this time of year, so you have to have that competitiveness back and forth. I think you’ve got to make each other better. You’ve got to slug it out this time of year. I mean, that’s what it’s all about.” On his development with the wide receivers: “I think it’s been really good. We’ve had great work. I think we’re ready for this. We were ready for OTAs. We got a lot in, Phase 1 and Phase 2, we got a lot of reps in, QBs and receivers working on timing, so I think we were ready to kind of introduce the defense, and this is the next step in our progression. Talking, communicating as we see things together, reacting, thinking the same way, seeing the same thing, so this certainly is the next step for us in that progression.” On if there are certain measuring points he looks for in his offseason transition to a new team: “No, I don’t think you can rely on the fact that, ‘Oh, it’s the first year here.’ Nobody cares. It’s not like in the fall, you guys are going to be like, ‘Ah, well, this is his first year here. We’ll give him a break.’ It just doesn’t work that way. Executing is executing. Good ball is good ball. I think you know the difference. Playing this long, you feel like you’ve got a good grasp on it. We’ve got to go. There has to be a sense of urgency… When we get out there and line up and play, no one’s taking it easy on you because you’ve got some new faces. It’s just not how it works, so we’ve got to get up to speed.” On being in a leadership role: “I think a lot gets made up of leadership in this league, especially with quarterbacks, and I think leadership isn’t just giving speeches and being loud and talking a lot. That’s not my definition of a leader. And, you know what, I think everybody has got it in them and everybody has a different style. I’m not just talking about quarterbacks, every guy in that huddle and I think it’s really just being yourself. I know guys respect work ethic and they respect the guys that are invested and committed, and for me, it’s really just doing that, right? Putting in the time, being myself, getting to know these guys. I think everybody is doing that. That’s the same around the league. There’s so much turnover year-to-year. Really this time of year, you have got to break those things down, get to know each other.” On the transition to a new team both on and off the field and how new players handle the transition: “I don’t know about anybody else. I can’t speak for anybody else, but for me, ball is ball. It’s fluid, right? I’m focused on football when I’m out on the football field, there’s your release. Ball is ball. I’m going out there and trying to play, trying to execute, and that hasn’t changed at all. Certainly there are some moving parts off the field, but I think any good pro can compartmentalize that stuff. It’s certainly our job. That’s what we’re getting paid to do.” On similarities in the offenses he’s run: “It’s tough to compare. I don’t totally want to get into that. Both from West Coast worlds, so it’s kind of like they are all Latin-based languages, you know, but they are not the same. There are some similarities, structure of the playbook, of how we call things, things like that. There are a lot of similarities but it’s not the same language. I guess that’s the best analogy I can make.” On the new league policy governing the National Anthem: “It’s my first time hearing of it right there out of your mouth. I have no idea. I know it’s getting a lot of attention. I’ve got nothing for you. It would be tough for me to respond at this point.” On if it is difficult having so many offensive tackles missing: “Can’t worry about it. This time of year especially, like I said, this is kind of geared toward the skilled guys on both sides of the ball and so we definitely need to take advantage of this time because we do have the advantage. I mean, this is a next-man-up game. That’s the deal, right? These guys have got to get ready in a hurry. You never know. You can’t just rely on, ‘Oh, when we just get these guys back.’ We have got to get these guys up to speed. Next man up and they have to get ready to play.” On what he has done to get on the same page as RB Chris Thompson: “I’ve watched a lot of film. Other than that, like I said, we take advantage of these reps with the guys that are out here, right? The schemes don’t change. Certainly Chris is a special player. When he gets back, we’ll have a chance to kind of dial that in. But conceptually for me, I’m just trying to go out there and execute regardless. The next-guy-in has to go win if coverage dictates that and the concept dictates that, then those guys have got to win and we have got to take advantage of that time right now.” On if he will take chances in practices to get a better feel for what his teammates are capable of: “I think most of the time you’re just trying to be the point guard out there based on the play call and the defense that you’re getting, that really dictates where the football goes. Matchups play into that, but certainly this time of year, I think there’s something to be said about pushing it a little bit. When we get to camp and real ball, you can kind of rein that in a little. I think this time of year there’s something to be said about taking some chances down the field and taking some opportunities.”
  4. I'm telling you, that dude is a show waiting to happen.
  5. Speaking of Super Cars, check out Fastest Car on Netflix. They take 3 sleeper cars & put them up against a super car in a quarter mile drag race. This dude is in the 5th show which is the first one I watched cause its a ****ing chromed out Lambo.
  6. Top right corner - Click on your user name --> ACCOUNT SETTINGS . It'll be over on the bottom left in the box that pops up. And yes, having it under edit profile makes a ton more sense. As far as the old threads, we kinda cleaned this area up to only feature any current issues. It's easier to keep up on this forum from the main page if only the newest topic is showing & not something that was answered years ago & just got bumped because someone replied.
  7. The new Magnum P.I. trailer looked good. Especially when they name dropped 5-0. I think it'd be really cool if CBS builds their own little "Hawaii-Verse" with 5-0 & Magnum.
  8. 2018 UDFA Thread

    Danny Johnson, CB, Southern Mackenro Alexander, CB, Iowa State Matt Flanagan, TE, Pitt Davon Durant, DL, Marshall Elijah Wellman, FB, WVU Sean Welsh, OG, Iowa Ty McCulley, OL, CSU Pueblo Timon Parris, OT, Stony Brook Jerod Fernandez, LB, NC State Martez Carter, RB, Grambling Quin Blanding, S, UVA Matt Flanagan, TE, Pitt Micah Holder, WR, San Diego State De’Mornay Pierson-El, WR, Nebraska Shay Fields, WR, Colorado De’Mornay Pierson-El, WR, Nebraska Cam Sims, WR, Alabama Micah Holder, WR, SDSU
  9. For Immediate Release May 16, 2018 REDSKINS NAME BRIAN LAFEMINA AS PRESIDENT OF BUSINESS OPERATIONS AND CHIEF OPERATING OFFICER LOUDOUN COUNTY, Va. – The Washington Redskins announced today that they have named Brian Lafemina as the team’s President of Business Operations and Chief Operating Officer. “I am thrilled to welcome Brian to the Washington Redskins,” Owner Dan Snyder said. “Brian has been one of the most highly regarded NFL executives amongst league ownership for many years because of his deep understanding of our business, his focus on partner relationships and his genuine belief that fans must be at the center of every decision we make. Brian is coming to Washington with fresh thinking and big ideas to implement, and I have full confidence that with Brian’s addition and with Bruce Allen continuing as team President, the Redskins’ success will continue to grow, both on and off the field.” In this newly created role, Lafemina will oversee all club business operations and report directly to Owner Dan Snyder. “Nothing could have prepared me more for this role than working at the NFL,” Lafemina said. “Dan first approached me about a year ago to discuss the possibility of me joining the Redskins. During that time, I was able to see first-hand his passion for the Redskins, the game of football and his deep commitment to the Washington, D.C. community. Working with Dan and Bruce to develop a new, dynamic stadium that matches the vibrancy of this organization and its fan base will be an exciting challenge and one of our top priorities. I would also be remiss if I didn’t thank everyone I have worked with at the NFL, starting with Roger Goodell.” Lafemina spent eight years at the NFL, leading Club Business Development and building the team that works to create and share best practices across all of the NFL’s 32 member clubs. During his tenure, the league saw significant growth in game day fan satisfaction, season tickets sales, suite sales, local sponsorship and media revenue. In addition, Lafemina led or played key roles in league-wide initiatives on fan experience, ticketing strategy, Super Bowl strategy, Pro Bowl strategy and stadium development. Before joining the NFL, Lafemina spent 22 years at The Madison Square Garden Company in a variety of roles, starting as an intern and working his way up to Senior Vice President of Madison Square Garden Sports, where he was responsible for managing the business operations of the New York Knicks and New York Rangers. Lafemina is a 1989 graduate of Rutgers University, where he earned his bachelor’s degree in economics. He and his wife, Kelly, are the proud parents of three daughters. -REDSKINS-
  10. For Immediate Release May 14, 2018 REDSKINS MAKE ROSTER MOVES LOUDOUN COUNTY, Va. – The Washington Redskins announced today that they have made the following roster moves: The Redskins signed the following college free agents: PLAYER POS. HT. WT. COLLEGE Vontae Diggs LB 6-2 221 Connecticut Casey Dunn C 6-4 292 Auburn Darvin Kidsy WR 6-0 180 Texas Southern The Redskins waived the following players: WR Mikah Holder C Sean Welsh (designated left squad) -REDSKINS-
  11. Or Netflix. I swear Fox & SciFi cancel the good shows & extend the crap ones.
  12. May 11, 2018 Head Coach Jay Gruden On evaluating tryout players and their chances of making the roster: “You know, we’ve got two days to look at them really. We’re trying to throw some stuff mentally at them to see how they can learn and get them out there on the field. A lot of individual work, so we can see how they move around, see what kind of speed, obviously they have quickness. We can’t do any live contact, so it’s hard to see their physicality, but we can see a lot with their movement skills and all that stuff and how they learn, how they process information. So, you know, it’s tough to get a good evaluation on all of them. But with two days of work, the coaches will get a good chance to know some of these guys and hopefully we will find a few.” On the large number of wide receivers participating today: “I think that’s an important process these next two days - see how they learn ‘cause we’re throwing quite a few plays at them, number one. And then, get a chance to see how they run around and catch the ball. Then we do some one-one-one drills against defensive backs, see if they can separate. For the most part, we just need to see which guys we are going to bring to camp – which we have a pretty good idea – but we’re hoping that some of these tryout guys might sneak in the mix also. But I like what I saw from a lot of different guys. Tomorrow will be a good test for us to see how they improve in their performance. “ On DL Daron Payne: “He put himself through individual [drills]. He looked good. Big, strong. Kind of what we thought.” On the importance of the team’s three most recent first-round picks in WR Josh Doctson, DL Jonathan Allen and DL Daron Payne: “I think it’s very important. You know, it’s a critical process as far as building football teams. Your first rounders are critical in that process. We expect a lot of things from Josh Doctson and obviously Jonathan Allen coming back from injury. But Daron Payne, throwing him in there with Jonathan will be a big plus for both those guys. They’ve played together. They know each other. They both have a similar skill set and I think they will be productive side-by-side. Obviously, keeping them healthy, we can never predict that. Josh had an unfortunate Achilles deal and then obviously Jonathan’sfoot last year. Knock on wood, hopefully we get all three of those guys healthy and they will be major contributors. “ On RB Derrius Guice: “He looked fine. Nobody tackled him, so that was a good thing [laughter]. He’s just a ball of energy. He’s really excited to be here. He’s willing to learn. He’s first in the meeting, got his playbook open and just soaking in all the knowledge. We sent him in here a little bit early to get with Chad [Englehart] and our strength staff to get him a couple good days of weightlifting and try to get on par with the rest of the guys so when we start OTAs he’ll have his feet under him. A lot of these guys who have been – these draft picks – they’ve been traveling around so much, we don’t want to overload them out there and have them pull something. So, we got them some good individual work, sent Daron [Payne], Shaun Dion Hamilton, and obviously Derrius in the weight room to get the with the strength staff.” On S Fish Smithson’s presence at rookie minicamp: “I think it’s a chance for him to just get some more reps and go through the process again. These young guys who get an opportunity to go through this, it’s not a punishment for them, it’s actually an opportunity for them to get on the field, listen to the coverages again and go through it and perform and separate themselves from the rest of the guys. Fish showed up, and obviously [Ondre] Pipkins did a great job today. All those guys that were invited to come back to the rookie minicamp all looked well.” On the players from Alabama and why they work well with the Redskins: “Well, they have a lot of good players. I think they’ve had 18 or 20 of them drafted in the last few years. They get the top high school guys, and they turn into top pro guys a lot of the time. They’ve been to three national championship games and won two, so that’s not all coaching, that’s some playing. They have very skilled players on their team across the board – offensive line, defensive line, linebacker, secondary. They’re well-coached. So when they come from Alabama, usually they’re ready to roll from a mental standpoint. They know how to work. They know the grind of long seasons because they usually play two playoff games. I know Coach [Nick] Saban and those coaches up there work them hard throughout the year. They have a good understanding of what football is all about. Great passion for the game and that’s been the case so far with the Alabama guys we’ve brought in here.” On if he was surprised S Quin Blanding was available following the draft: “Absolutely. We were glad he was there. We ended up getting [Troy] Apke in the fourth round so we kind of were done with the safety position in the draft, but we knew we had to bring a couple more in for free agency and we’re glad that he was there. I thought he had a draftable grade on him for sure. He was very productive at Virginia and showed up in the Senior Bowl. So he’s got a great chance to stick around.” On if there is an update on G Arie Kouandjio: “There’s not really an update. We’re going to get a second opinion on him, check out his quad, his quad tendon, see what happened.” On reports that Kouandjio suffered a torn quad: “That’s the first report. You know, we haven’t got the official MRIs back and all that stuff. That was the fear. But anytime you have an injury like that, we’ve got to get it all checked out and make sure that what you think it is is actually a fact. Right now we don’t know for sure.” On if G Shawn Lauvao signed prior to Kouandjio’s injury: “Yeah.” On if he recalls undrafted players that stood out in previous rookie minicamps: “We’ve had a few, you know? Rob Kelley and Maurice Harris, we’ve had a few guys that have come through these workouts. You’re just looking for guys that obviously produce with the opportunities that they have. You’re looking for a skillset that you think would fit in well with what you’re trying to do offensively, defensively, or even special teams. You know, if you see a big receiver that can run, put him in some special teams drills. If we think he has a chance to be a flyer or something like that, bring him to camp and then see if they produce throughout training camp. This is just step one in the process. A very important process to try to make sure we’re bringing the right guys to training camp, get them through OTAs first and then to get them to training camp for the competition because competition is king. We’re looking for the right guys to push the guys already on our roster and make a battle out of it.” On if he would like CB Greg Stroman to take pressure off of WR Jamison Crowder as a punt returner: “I think it’s important to have another guy that can do it. Last year, we kind of did a poor job of having a guy who could do it, and that’s my fault. DeAngelo Hall did one game, but we need another guy that can do it. Having Trey Quinn and Greg will be a big benefit. There’s some other guys out here we’re going to look at as far as opportunity to return some kicks, so we’ll see. But Greg will get an opportunity to do that and take some pressure off of Jamison, but still, we anticipate Jamison being the return guy.” On when Kouandjio is getting his second opinion: “He should be doing it now, I hope. Yeah.” On if tryout players are considered after the coaches discuss which players caught their attention: “That’s exactly how it comes about, quite frankly. We study the film today and then obviously tomorrow we’ll go through it, and all the position coaches and coordinators, we’ll get together. And the scouting staff, they’ll evaluate also. We’ll all get together and go through each individual player and see if they have a chance to come in here and compete.”
  13. Third rounds picks take a while to sign.
  14. For Immediate Release May 8, 2018 REDSKINS RE-SIGN G SHAWN LAUVAO LOUDOUN COUNTY, Va. – The Washington Redskins announced today that they have re-signed guard Shawn Lauvao. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. Lauvao (6-3, 308) was originally drafted by the Cleveland Browns in the third round (No. 92 overall) of the 2010 NFL Draft. He has appeared in 94 career regular season games with 85 starts. Lauvao joined the Redskins as an unrestricted free agent on March 12, 2014. In four seasons with Washington from 2014-17, he started all 41 games in which he appeared, helping the Redskins average 360.2 yards per game in those four years, eighth-most in the NFL. Lauvao played collegiately at Arizona State from 2006-09, appearing in 42 career games. He finished his collegiate career with 33 consecutive starts for the Sun Devils. Lauvao, 30, attended Farrington H.S. in Honolulu, Hawaii, where he earned first-team all-state honors as a senior. He was born Oct. 26, 1987. -REDSKINS-
  15. For Immediate Release May 2, 2018 REDSKINS MAKE ROSTER MOVES LOUDOUN COUNTY, Va. – The Washington Redskins announced today that they have made the following roster moves: The Redskins signed the following college free agents: PLAYER POS. HT. WT. COLLEGE Quin Blanding S 6-2 207 Virginia Martez Carter RB 5-7 193 Grambling State Simmie Cobbs Jr. WR 6-3 220 Indiana Jerod Fernandez LB 6-0 227 NC State Shay Fields WR 5-11 185 Colorado Matt Flanagan TE 6-6 260 Pittsburgh Mikah Holder WR 6-0 185 San Diego State Danny Johnson CB 5-9 181 Southern Timon Parris T 6-6 312 Stony Brook De’Mornay Pierson-El WR 5-9 190 Nebraska Cam Sims WR 6-5 214 Alabama Ranthony Texada CB 5-10 170 TCU Elijah Wellman FB 6-2 241 West Virginia In addition, the Redskins agreed to terms with the following college free agent: PLAYER POS. HT. WT. COLLEGE Sean Welsh C 6-3 306 Iowa -REDSKINS-
  16. http://www.wwe.com/shows/ecw/ecwlaunch WWE® Launches ECW® As Third Brand STAMFORD, Conn., May 25, 2006 - World Wrestling Entertainment, Inc., today announced the official launch of ECW (Extreme Championship Wrestling®) as a brand extension to its RAW® and SmackDown® franchises. After acquiring the ECW assets in 2003, WWE spent the past few years re-introducing ECW to the global WWE audience and increasing the interest in its unique brand of sports entertainment. To date, WWE has successfully released three ECW DVD’s, all of which have become best sellers, and produced a very profitable ECW pay-per-view event in June 2005, with another ECW pay-per-view scheduled for this June 11, 2006. With consumer interest at an all-time high, WWE is introducing ECW as a complementary brand to RAW and SmackDown. “After keeping the ECW concept alive and creating an enormous cult-like following for all things ECW from DVD’s to PPV’s to books, we feel that now the time is right to officially launch ECW as its own stand-alone franchise,” said Vince McMahon, WWE Chairman. “RAW, SmackDown and ECW now represent a portfolio of WWE brands for fans of all ages and interests to enjoy.” Similar to WWE’s RAW and SmackDown brands, WWE will produce, market and promote a full line of ECW products from television programs to pay-per-views to live events to licensed consumer goods. In a related announcement, The SCI FI Channel today announced it would start airing one-hour episodes of a new ECW live television program, debuting June 13 at 10 p.m. ET. (more on this announcement) World Wrestling Entertainment, Inc. (NYSE: WWE) is an integrated media and entertainment company headquartered in Stamford, Conn., with offices in New York City, Los Angeles, Toronto and London. Additional information on the company can be found at wwe.com and corporate.wwe.com. http://www.wwe.com/shows/ecw/scifi WWE® BRINGS ECW® TO SCI FI CHANNEL New York, N.Y., May 25, 2006 - SCI FI Channel today announced that World Wrestling Entertainment®, the producer of the No. 1 weekly basic cable TV series, “Monday Night RAW “on USA Network, will debut a summer series on Tuesday, June 13, at 10 p.m. ET/PT. ECW (Extreme Championship Wrestling®) will be an alternative brand of wrestling suited to fit the SCI FI Channel’s commitment to fuel the imagination. "Research tells us that there's a healthy appetite for wrestling among SCI FI viewers," said Bonnie Hammer, President, USA and SCI FI Channel. "With ECW, we're able to deliver to those fans unique action with a twist that's perfect for SCI FI." “ECW on SCI FI will push the boundaries of sports entertainment in new and unexpected ways,” said Vince McMahon, Chairman of World Wrestling Entertainment. SCI FI Channel is a television network where "what if" is what's on. SCI FI fuels the imagination of viewers with original series and events, blockbuster movies and classic science fiction and fantasy programming, as well as a dynamic Web site (www.scifi.com) and magazine. Launched in 1992, and currently in 85 million homes, SCI FI Channel is a network of NBC Universal, one of the world's leading media and entertainment companies. World Wrestling Entertainment, Inc. (NYSE: WWE) is an integrated media and entertainment company headquartered in Stamford, Conn., with offices in New York City, Los Angeles, Toronto and London. Additional information on the company can be found at wwe.com and corporate.wwe.com. http://www.wwe.com/shows/ecw/news/ecwglobal ECW Going Global May 26, 2006 WWE Chairman Vince McMahon has big plans for ECW. In fact, in a Friday afternoon interview with WWE.com, McMahon revealed, “We are taking the ECW brand global.” Going worldwide with the likes of Paul Heyman, Tommy Dreamer and Sabu, however, is miles away from where ECW was prior to its closing in 2001. In fact, stationed out of Philadelphia, many looked at ECW as just a northeastern wrestling promotion. But the recently re-launched ECW will not have much of a struggle making an impact both here in the United States and overseas. In fact, according to Mr. McMahon, ECW already has plans for its own Merchandising and Licensing, International Sales, consistent Live Event schedule, as well as its own set of pay-per-views. But with so much of WWE’s global enterprise behind it, can ECW be expected to be the same ECW it was when it developed its cult-like following in the late 1990s and early 2000s? “We will bring forward many of the more legendary characters of ECW’s past,” said McMahon regarding today’s ECW. “But it can’t be the same. That’s pretty much impossible. It’s now five years later. A lot of the performers now have five more years under their belt, and the ECW style has taken a great deal out of them. This is something that the ECW audience already realizes. They know that if ECW was still in business today, they would be very different from what they were five years ago.” While the re-launched ECW will undoubtedly be different from the original ECW, McMahon is adamant that the brand will not stop pushing the envelope, nor will it be like the already successful WWE brands SmackDown and RAW. “It will be an alternative, there’s no doubt about that,” claimed the WWE Chairman. “It won’t be shot the same way we shoot SmackDown or RAW. It’ll have a different feel. It will be more gritty. There will also be more imagination put into concepts and characters. But at the same time, there will need to be a delicate balance because there are three masters to serve. There’s the small, vocal ECW audience. Then there’s the SCI FI audience that is accustomed to things more SCI FI. And obviously, you have to also be true to our broader audience in terms of what sports-entertainment is today.” With so much of the vision of the new ECW brand already mapped out, many wonder what took WWE so long to re-launch the brand. According to McMahon, it was all about timing. “Over the last several years, we have been busy re-establishing the concept of ECW without it having to be its own brand,” said McMahon. “Now, with the success of The Rise and Fall of ECW DVD and the success of last year’s One Night Stand pay-per-view, it just seemed right. And it feels like this year’s One Night Stand pay-per-view will be a launch to re-establish the brand.” So with the launch of the re-established brand right around the corner, will former ECW head Paul Heyman have a role? “Absolutely,” exclaimed McMahon. “But at the end of the day, Mr. McMahon is in charge.”
  17. For Immediate Release May 1, 2018 REDSKINS NAME JAKE BYE AS SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT OF CONSUMER SALES & MARKETING LOUDOUN COUNTY, Va. – The Washington Redskins announced today that they have named Jake Bye as the team’s Senior Vice President of Consumer Sales & Marketing. In this capacity, Bye will be responsible for the team’s marketing and sales efforts pertaining to all Redskins consumer revenue streams, as well as continuing to develop and enhance the team’s fan base. “We are proud to add an executive of Jake’s caliber to our leadership team,” President Bruce Allen said. “We have the most dedicated fans in all of professional sports, and we look forward to having Jake in place to best serve this great fan base moving forward.” Bye joins the Redskins having spent the last 12 seasons with the Rams and having played an integral role in the organization’s successful relocation from St. Louis to Los Angeles prior to the 2016 season. During his tenure, he was responsible for overseeing all aspects of the Rams’ consumer revenue, including tickets, premium seating, suites, food and beverage, retail, customer service and guest experience. He also oversaw the strategic direction of Rams’ lead and database generation, marketing initiatives and consumer sales programs. Bye began his tenure with the Rams in 2006 as Corporate Sales Manager, a position in which he was responsible for the marketing, sales and executive suite retention. He transitioned to Director of Ticket Sales and Premium Seating upon the department’s creation in 2007, and he was formally named Vice President of Ticket Sales and Premium Seating in 2012. Bye, a graduate of Belmont University, boasts more than 17 years of sports business experience. In addition to his 12 years with the Rams, he spent nearly two years with the NHL’s Nashville Predators from 2001-02 and more than three years with the Jacksonville Jaguars from 2002-06. -REDSKINS-
  18. It's not that they were to new for a tourney, but that they were ALL Black Belts in this tourney. So I'm still batting a thousand?
  19. For Immediate Release April 28, 2018 REDSKINS SELECT EIGHT PLAYERS IN 2018 NFL DRAFT LOUDOUN COUNTY, Va. – The Washington Redskins finalized their 2018 NFL Draft class on Saturday, selecting five players on Day 3 to bring their 2018 draft class to eight total players. The team’s 2018 draft class is as follows: ROUND (PICK) PLAYER SCHOOL 1 (13) DL Da’Ron Payne Alabama 2 (59) 1 RB Derrius Guice LSU 3 (74) 2 T Geron Christian Louisville 4 (109) 3 DB Troy Apke Penn State 5 (163) 4 DL Tim Settle Virginia Tech 6 (197) 5 LB Shaun Dion Hamilton Alabama 7 (241) 6 DB Greg Stroman Virginia Tech 7 (256) 7 WR Trey Quinn SMU 1 From New Orleans through San Francisco 2 From San Francisco 3 From San Francisco through Denver 4 From Atlanta through Denver 5 From Carolina through Los Angeles Rams 6 From Los Angeles Rams 7 From Atlanta through Los Angeles Rams NOTES ON THE REDSKINS’ OVERALL DRAFT · Dating back to 2011, the Redskins have now selected at least seven players in eight consecutive drafts for the first time since the league adopted the seven-round format in 1994. · Including their 10 selections in the 2017 NFL Draft, the Redskins have now selected eight or more players in back-to-back drafts for only the third time since the NFL adopted the seven-round format in 1994, including instances in 2011-12, 2014-15 and 2017-18. · The Redskins made two trades during the draft. On Day 2, the Redskins sent the Nos. 44 and 142 overall picks to the San Francisco 49ers for the Nos. 59 and 74 overall selections. On Day 3, the team traded the Nos. 205 and 231 picks to the Los Angeles Rams for the Nos. 197 and 256 selections. · Of the Redskins’ eight selections, seven were made with picks acquired by trade, including draft-day trades with San Francisco (RB Derrius Guice and T Geron Christian) and the Los Angeles Rams (LB Shaun Dion Hamilton and WR Trey Quinn), an offseason trade with Denver (S Troy Apke and DL Tim Settle) and a 2017 preseason trade with the Rams (CB Greg Stroman). · The Redskins’ seven selections with picks acquired by trades are the team’s most since 2011 (eight). The only player selected by Washington with one of the team’s original picks was DL Da’Ron Payne with the No. 13 overall selection. · The Redskins have selected at least four players with picks acquired via trade in each of the last five drafts. It is the team’s longest such stretch since a five-draft span from 1985-89. · The Redskins selected two pairs of college teammates in the same draft for the first time since 2012. · The Redskins have now selected at least one pair of college teammates in six of the last eight drafts (Nebraska’s Roy Helu Jr., DeJon Gomes and Niles Paul in 2011; SMU’s Josh LeRibeus and Richard Crawford and Iowa’s Adam Gettis and Jordan Bernstine in 2012; Florida State’s Chris Thompson and Brandon Jenkins in 2013; Arkansas’ Martrell Spaight and Tevin Mitchel in 2015; Alabama’s Jonathan Allen and Ryan Anderson in 2017; Alabama’s Da’Ron Payne and Shaun Dion Hamilton and Virginia Tech’s Tim Settle and Greg Stroman in 2018). · The 2018 NFL Draft marks the sixth time the Redskins have selected a pair of teammates out of Alabama (1941, 1948, 1951, 1962 and 2017). · The 2018 NFL Draft marks the first time the Redskins have selected a pair of teammates out of Virginia Tech. · The Redskins have now selected a pair of college teammates from the same school in back-to-back years for the first time since 1964-65, when the team selected a pair of teammates from Arizona State in both drafts. In those drafts, the Redskins selected Pro Football Hall of Fame HB/WR Charley Taylor and G John Seedborg from Arizona State in 1964, and then added legendary TE Jerry Smith and HB Dave Estrada from the same university in 1965. · With four selections from the University of Alabama across the 2017-18 drafts, the Redskins selected at least four players from a single school in a two-year span for the first time since selecting T Mark Doak (No. 147 overall), DB Ardell Johnson (No. 277) and G Dennis Pavelka (No. 412) from Nebraska in 1975 and selecting Nebraska DE Dean Gissler (No. 308) in 1976. · The Redskins made multiple picks in the seventh round for the third consecutive year, marking the team’s first three-year stretch with multiple seventh-round picks since selecting at least two players in that round in each of the 2010-12 NFL Drafts. · The Redskins selected five defensive players and have now picked at least five defensive players in consecutive drafts for the first time since 1989-90, when the draft consisted of 12 rounds. · The Redskins have now selected at least one defensive lineman in each of the last three drafts (Matt Ioannidis in 2016, Jonathan Allen in 2017 and Da’Ron Payne and Tim Settle in 2017). It marks the first time the team has taken a defensive lineman in three straight drafts since selecting one in each of the 2000-02 drafts, when all three selections were taken in sixth round or later (Del Cowsette in 2000, Mario Monds in 2001 and Greg Scott in 2002). · The last time the Redskins took a defensive lineman in the fifth round or earlier in three consecutive drafts was from 1991-93 (Bobby Wilson in 1991, Shane Collins in 1992 and Sterling Palmer in 1993). · All eight of the Redskins’ draft picks played their collegiate careers in the Football Bowl Subdivision, marking the sixth straight year the team’s entire draft class had played at the FBS level. The last Redskins draft pick to play in the Football Championship Subdivision was South Dakota’s Tom Compton (2012). · Seven of the eight members of the Redskins’ draft class played at schools in “Power Five” conferences. · The Redskins selected three players from the Southeastern Conference, three players from the Atlantic Coast Conference, and one player each from the Big Ten and American Athletic Conferences. The SEC leads all conferences with 14 of the Redskins’ 43 selections since 2014, followed by the ACC with 10 selections. NOTES ON THE SELECTION OF DA’RON PAYNE · Payne is the 467th selection made by the Redskins in the Common Draft era (since 1967) and the 29th first-round selection in that time frame. He is the 60th first-round selection by the Redskins all-time since the institution of the draft in 1936. · Payne’s selection marks the second straight year in which the Redskins have selected a defensive player with their first selection of the draft (DL Jonathan Allen in 2017). The last time the Redskins selected defensive players with their first selection in consecutive drafts was in the 2013-14 drafts, in which the team selected CB David Amerson and LB Trent Murphy, respectively (both in the second round). · With the first-round selections of Allen and Payne across the 2017-18 drafts, the Redskins have now selected a defensive player in the first round of consecutive drafts for the first time since 2004 (S Sean Taylor) and 2005 (CB Carlos Rogers). · The selections of Payne and Allen – both University of Alabama products – in the first round of back-to-back years marks the first time the Redskins have selected players from the same school in the first round of consecutive drafts in the Common Draft era. It is the second such occurrence in the team’s full draft history, including the selections of Oklahoma’s George Thomas and Leon Heath in the 1950 and 1951 drafts, respectively. · Payne and Allen became the first set of college teammates from the same position group selected by the same NFL franchise in consecutive first rounds since the San Francisco 49ers took Oregon defensive linemen Arik Armstead and DeForest Buckner in the 2015-16 drafts, respectively. · Payne is the 10th defensive player selected by the Redskins in the first round since 1999, joining CB Champ Bailey (1999), LB LaVar Arrington (2000), S Sean Taylor (2004), CB Carlos Rogers (2005), S LaRon Landry (2007), DE/LB Brian Orakpo (2009), LB Ryan Kerrigan (2011) and DL Jonathan Allen (2017). Nine of the 10 defensive players selected by the Redskins in the first round in that time frame have earned at least one Pro Bowl selection during their career. The lone exception – Allen – was limited to five games by a season-ending Lisfranc injury as a rookie last year. · Payne’s selection marks the sixth time in the Common Draft era that the Redskins have selected a defensive lineman in the first round, joining Jonathan Allen (2017), Ryan Kerrigan (2011), Brian Orakpo (2009, transitioned to linebacker in 2010), Kenard Lang (1997) and Bobby Wilson (1991). The Redskins also selected Tracy Rocker (1989, third round), Markus Koch (1986, second round), Bob Slater (1984, second round), Duncan McColl (1977, fourth round) and Bill Brundige (1970, second round) with the team’s first selections of each of the drafts listed. · With the selections of Payne and Allen, the Redskins have now used first-round selections on defensive linemen in consecutive drafts for the first time in the Common Draft era. · Payne is the 24th player from the University of Alabama selected by the Redskins all-time, joining B Riley Smith (1936), B Charley Holm (1939), E Sandy Sanford (1940), T Fred Davis (1941), G Ed Hickerson (1941), G Tony Leon (1943), B Bobby Jenkins (1945), T Fay Mills (1946), B Harry Gilmer (1948), B Lowell Tew (1948), T Dick Flowers (1949), E Ed White (1950), B Eddie Salem (1951), C Elliot Speed (1951), B Billy Hicks (1956), T Billy Neighbors (1962), E Tommy Brooker (1962), DB Steve Higginbotham (1972), DT Thomas Rayam (1990), T Chris Samuels (2000), G Arie Kouandjio (2015), DL Jonathan Allen (2017) and LB Ryan Anderson (2017). · Payne’s selection at No. 13 marks the fifth-highest the Redskins have selected a player from the University of Alabama, trailing B Harry Gilmer (No. 1 in 1948), B Riley Smith (No. 2 in 1936), T Chris Samuels (No. 3 in 2000) and B Lowell Tew (No. 4 in 1948). · Payne is the eighth Southeastern Conference product selected by the Redskins in the first round in the Common Draft era. The Redskins have now selected an SEC product in the first round of consecutive drafts for the first time since 1999 (Georgia CB Champ Bailey) and 2000 (Alabama T Chris Samuels). · Payne becomes the third player selected by the Redskins all-time with the No. 13 overall pick, joining FB Ray McDonald (1967) and DE/LB Brian Orakpo (2009). NOTES ON THE SELECTION OF DERRIUS GUICE · Guice is the 468th selection made by the Redskins in the Common Draft era (since 1967) and the 38th second-round selection in that time frame. He is the 56th second-round selection by the Redskins all-time since the institution of the draft in 1936. · Guice becomes the first offensive player selected by the Redskins in the second round since the team selected three offensive players in the second round of the 2008 NFL Draft. · Prior to Guice’s selection, the Redskins had selected a defensive player with their last six second-round picks, including the selections of LB Ryan Anderson (2017), S Su’a Cravens (2016), LB Preston Smith (2015), LB Trent Murphy (2014), CB David Amerson (2013) and DL Jarvis Jenkins (2011). (Note: The team did not make a second-round selection in 2012.) The six consecutive second-round picks on defensive players prior to Guice represented the longest stretch used by the Redskins on one side of the ball in the second round in the Common Draft era. · Guice becomes the first running back selected by the Redskins in the second round since the team drafted Iowa’s Ladell Betts with the No. 56 overall pick in 2002. · Dating back to 2011, the Redskins have now selected a running back in eight consecutive drafts, the team’s longest stretch since taking a running back in nine consecutive years across the 1983-91 drafts, which each consisted of 12 rounds. · Guice is the 12th LSU product selected by the Redskins all-time, joining E Charlie Webb (1946), B Red Knight (1947), E Charlie Webb (1947), B Dan Sandifer (1948), T Ray Potter (1952), B Vince Gonzales (1956), E Billy Shoemake (1959), RB Bob Brunet (1968), TE Robert Royal (2002), S LaRon Landry (2007) and LB Perry Riley (2010). · Guice becomes the first LSU product selected by the Redskins in the second round in franchise history. His selection marks the fourth-highest the Redskins have selected a player from LSU, trailing S LaRon Landry’s selection at No. 6 overall in 2007, B Red Knight’s selection at No. 17 overall in 1947 and B Dan Sandifer’s selection at No. 28 overall in 1948. · Including the selections DL Jonathan Allen and LB Ryan Anderson in 2017 and the selections of DL Da’Ron Payne and Guice in 2018, the Redskins have selected four players from the Southeastern Conference with their four most-recent first- and second-round picks. It marks the first time the Redskins have taken four players from the same conference with four consecutive first- or second-round picks in the Common Draft era. · Guice becomes the sixth player selected by the Redskins all-time with the No. 59 overall pick, joining T Roy Young (1938), T Bob Hendren (1946), T Hank Harris (1947), B Gary Lowe (1956) and FB Jim Snowden (1964). · Guice was selected with a pick acquired by the Redskins in a draft day trade in which the Redskins sent the Nos. 44 and 142 overall picks to San Francisco in exchange for the Nos. 59 and 75 overall selections. It marked the Redskins first selection using an acquired pick in the 2018 NFL Draft. The No. 59 overall selection originally belonged to the New Orleans Saints, who traded the pick to San Francisco during the 2017 NFL Draft for the right to select 2017 Offensive Rookie of the Year Alvin Kamara. NOTES ON THE SELECTION OF GERON CHRISTIAN · Christian is the 469th selection made by the Redskins in the Common Draft era (since 1967) and the 35th third-round selection in that time frame. He is the 65th third-round selection by the Redskins all-time since the institution of the draft in 1936. · Christian becomes the first offensive lineman selected by the Redskins in the third round since the team selected two linemen – T Morgan Moses and G/C Spencer Long – in the third round of the 2014 NFL Draft. Those two players combined to appear in 96 regular season games with 80 starts for the Redskins across the 2014-17 campaigns. · Christian becomes the ninth offensive lineman selected by the Redskins in the first three rounds since 2000. Three of the offensive linemen selected in that timespan (Chris Samuels in 2000, Trent Williams in 2010 and Brandon Scherff in 2015) have combined for 14 career Pro Bowl appearances. · Christian is the fifth player from Louisville selected by the Redskins all-time, joining T Ron Petty (1961), TE Jamie Asher (1995), LB Robert McCune (2005) and LB Josh Harvey-Clemons (2017). · With Christian’s selection in 2018 and the seventh-round selection of LB Josh Harvey-Clemons in 2017, the Redskins have now selected a Louisville product in consecutive drafts for the first time in team history. · Christian becomes the first Louisville product selected by the Redskins in the third round in franchise history. His selection at No. 74 marks the highest the Redskins have selected a player from Louisville, surpassing TE Jamie Asher’s No. 137 overall selection in the 1995 NFL Draft. · Christian becomes the fourth player selected by the Redskins all-time with the No. 74 overall pick, joining G Marcel Saunders (1936), E Russ Brown (1964) and G Paul Siever (1992). NOTES ON THE SELECTION OF TROY APKE · Apke is the 470th selection made by the Redskins in the Common Draft era (since 1967) and the 34th fourth-round selection in that time frame. He is the 49th fourth-round selection by the Redskins all-time since the institution of the draft in 1936. · Apke’s selection with the No. 109 overall pick marks the highest the Redskins have selected a safety since selecting LaRon Landry with the No. 6 overall pick in the 2007 NFL Draft. (Note: Su’a Cravens was initially selected as a linebacker with the No. 53 overall pick in 2016). · Apke becomes the second safety selected by the Redskins in the fourth round in the past two years after the team selected Montae Nicholson with the No. 123 overall pick in the 2017 NFL Draft. Apke and Nicholson are both natives of Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, as Apke played his high school career at Mt. Lebanon High School and Nicholson completed his prep career at Gateway High School, approximately 25 miles away. · The 2017-18 drafts mark the Redskins’ first time selecting the same position in the fourth round in back-to-back years since selecting linebackers Shawn Barber and Nate Stimson in the fourth round of the 1998 and 1999 NFL Drafts, respectively. · Apke is the 22nd Penn State product selected by the Redskins all-time, joining G Johnny Jaffurs (1943), B Joe Colone (1947), B Don Bailey (1955), E Jack Faris (1958), QB Richie Lucas (1960), T Andy Stynchula (1960), G Earl Kohlhaas (1960), B Jim Kerr (1961), E Bob Mitinger (1962), B Ton Urbanik (1964), DB Paul Johnson (1970), LB James Kates (1970), LB Rich Milot (1979), LB Larry Kubin (1981), LB Andre Collins (1990), G Paul Siever (1992), WR Terry Smith (1992), C Greg Huntington (1993), T Andre Johnson (1996), LB LaVar Arrington (2000) and RB Evan Royster (2011). · Penn State’s 22 all-time selections by the Redskins are the fourth-most of any program, trailing Notre Dame (34), USC (30) and Alabama (24). Their 12 selections by the Redskins in the Common Draft era are tied with Nebraska for the most in that timeframe. · Apke becomes the first defensive player from Penn State selected by the Redskins since selecting three-time Pro Bowl linebacker LaVar Arrington with the No. 2 overall pick in the 2000 NFL Draft. · Apke becomes the sixth player selected by the Redskins all-time with the No. 109 overall pick, joining G Henry Bartos (1938), T Monte Moncrief (1946), RB Jamie Morris (1988), DB Rico Labbe (1990) and QB Sage Rosenfels (2001). NOTES ON THE SELECTION OF TIM SETTLE · Settle is the 471st selection made by the Redskins in the Common Draft era (since 1967) and the 49th fifth-round selection in that time frame. He is the 74th fifth-round selection by the Redskins all-time since the institution of the draft in 1936. · Settle is the second defensive lineman selected by the Redskins in the fifth round in the past three drafts. The team selected DL Matt Ioannidis with the No. 152 overall pick in the 2016 NFL Draft. · With the selection of Settle and the first-round selection of DL Da’Ron Payne, the Redskins have now selected two defensive linemen in the same draft for the first time since selecting Anthony Montgomery and Kedric Golston in the 2006 NFL Draft. · Settle played his prep career at Stonewall Jackson H.S. in Manassas, Va., approximately 25 miles from team headquarters in Ashburn, Va. Including the selection of Stone Bridge H.S.’s Jonathan Allen last year, the Redskins have now selected players from the Northern Virginia metro area in back-to-back drafts. · Settle is the seventh Virginia Tech product selected by the Redskins all-time, joining C Buzz Nutter (1953), E Tom Petty (1955), TE Ken Barefoot (1968), T Derek Smith (1999), DB Kyshoen Jarrett (2015) and CB Kendall Fuller (2016). · Settle becomes the third Virginia Tech product selected by the Redskins in the last four drafts, with all three picks coming on the defensive side of the ball. · Settle becomes the fourth player selected by the Redskins all-time with the No. 163 overall pick, joining T Doug Conaway (1952), TE Danzell Lee (1985) and DE Dexter Nottage (1994). NOTES ON THE SELECTION OF LB SHAUN DION HAMILTON · Hamilton is the 472nd selection made by the Redskins in the Common Draft era (since 1967) and the 57th sixth-round selection in that time frame. He is the 83rd sixth-round selection by the Redskins all-time since the institution of the draft in 1936. · Hamilton is the second linebacker from Alabama selected by the Redskins in the last two drafts, joining LB Ryan Anderson (No. 49 overall in 2017). Including the selections of DL Jonathan Allen and DL Da’Ron Payne in the 2017 and 2018 drafts, respectively, the Redskins have now selected a defensive lineman and linebacker from Alabama in back-to-back drafts. · Hamilton is the 25th player from the University of Alabama selected by the Redskins all-time, joining B Riley Smith (1936), B Charley Holm (1939), E Sandy Sanford (1940), T Fred Davis (1941), G Ed Hickerson (1941), G Tony Leon (1943), B Bobby Jenkins (1945), T Fay Mills (1946), B Harry Gilmer (1948), B Lowell Tew (1948), T Dick Flowers (1949), E Ed White (1950), B Eddie Salem (1951), C Elliot Speed (1951), B Billy Hicks (1956), T Billy Neighbors (1962), E Tommy Brooker (1962), DB Steve Higginbotham (1972), DT Thomas Rayam (1990), T Chris Samuels (2000), G Arie Kouandjio (2015), DL Jonathan Allen (2017), LB Ryan Anderson (2017) and DL Da’Ron Payne (2018). · Alabama’s 25 all-time selections by the Redskins are third-most from any school in franchise history, trailing only Notre Dame (34) and USC (30). · Hamilton becomes the third player selected by the Redskins all-time with the No. 197 overall pick, joining T Len Vella (1962) and QB Gus Frerotte (1994). NOTES ON THE SELECTION OF GREG STROMAN · Stroman is the 473rd selection made by the Redskins in the Common Draft era (since 1967) and the 62nd seventh-round selection in that time frame. He is the 93rd seventh-round selection by the Redskins all-time since the institution of the draft in 1936. · Stroman is the eighth Virginia Tech product selected by the Redskins all-time, joining C Buzz Nutter (1953), E Tom Petty (1955), TE Ken Barefoot (1968), T Derek Smith (1999), DB Kyshoen Jarrett (2015), CB Kendall Fuller (2016) and DL Tim Settle (2018). · With Stroman’s selection, the Redskins selected teammates from Virginia Tech in a single draft for the first time in team history. · In addition to playing collegiately with fifth-round pick Tim Settle, Stroman played his prep career with Settle at Stonewall Jackson H.S. in Manassas, Va., approximately 25 miles from team headquarters in Ashburn, Va. · Stroman is the third Virginia Tech defensive back selected by the Redskins in the last four drafts, joining the selections of DB Kyshoen Jarrett (2015) and CB Kendall Fuller (2016). · The Redskins have now selected a cornerback in the seventh round in back-to-back years, including the selection of Joshua Holsey in 2017. · Stroman becomes the third player selected by the Redskins all-time with the No. 241 overall pick, joining T George Tolford (1961) and WR Lawrence McCullough (1980). NOTES ON THE SELECTION OF TREY QUINN · Quinn is the 474th selection made by the Redskins in the Common Draft era (since 1967) and the 63rd seventh-round selection in that time frame. He is the 94th seventh-round selection by the Redskins all-time since the institution of the draft in 1936. · Quinn was selected with the final pick of the 2018 NFL Draft, a selection now known as “Mr. Irrelevant.” The nomenclature began in 1976, and is part of “Irrelevant Week,” described thusly by the organizers’ website: “Over the past 40 years, Irrelevant Week has become a much-anticipated and beloved celebration honoring football’s underdog, while also making charitable contributions to the community. In fact, through Irrelevant Week, the organization has donated more than $1 million to charities over the past three decades. Previous beneficiaries include the American Cancer Society, Big Brothers Big Sisters, Goodwill Industries, YMCA, Special Olympics, Habitat for Humanity, NFL Alumni, and the American Red Cross, among others.” · Quinn is the second member of the Redskins to be tabbed as Mr. Irrelevant since its inception in 1976, joining Nebraska C Matt Elliott (1992). The Redskins also selected G Bo Bogovich with the last pick of the 1943 NFL Draft prior to the adoption of the pick’s nickname in 1976. · Quinn is the eighth SMU product selected by the Redskins all-time, joining T Sid Halliday (1945), E Gabby Martin (1945), C Dick Hightower (1952), E Ben White (1952), WR Aldrick Robinson (2011), G Josh LeRibeus (2012) and CB Richard Crawford (2012). · The Redskins selected a total of four SMU products from 1936-2010, including two selections from the school in each of the 1945 and 1952 NFL Drafts. Including Quinn, the Redskins have now selected four SMU products in the last eight drafts since 2011. · Quinn becomes the second player selected by the Redskins all-time with the No. 256 overall pick, joining G Ed Pucci (1953). PRONUNCIATION GUIDE DA’RON PAYNE: “duh-RON” DERRIUS GUICE: “DARE-eh-us // GICE (Hard G)” GERON CHRISTIAN: “JARE-en” TROY APKE: “App-KEY” -REDSKINS-
  20. I think they have a first month free trial. I wasn't expecting much going into it, but after watching it the other night I was surprised how much fun it was.
  21. For Immediate Release May 1, 2018 WASHINGTON REDSKINS TO HOST JOINT TRAINING CAMP PRACTICES WITH THE NEW YORK JETS LOUDOUN COUNTY, Va. – The Washington Redskins announced today that they will host three days of joint training camp practices with the New York Jets at the Bon Secours Washington Redskins Training Center in Richmond, Va. from Sunday, Aug. 12 through Tuesday, Aug. 14. All joint practice sessions will be open and free to the public. The practices will be hosted in advance of the Redskins’ preseason home opener against the Jets at FedExField at 8 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 16. “I’m extremely excited to welcome the Jets to Richmond for three days of practice,” Redskins Head Coach Jay Gruden said. “In the past, joint practices have given our coaching staff a great opportunity to evaluate our players in competitive situations against other teams, and we look forward to having that opportunity again this year by hosting the Jets.” “It will be a nice change-of-pace for our players to face another team,” Jets Head Coach Todd Bowles said. “We’d like to thank the Redskins for having us. Hopefully, we can help each other prepare for the upcoming regular season.” The sessions will mark the Redskins’ third set of joint practices in the last five years. The Redskins hosted the New England Patriots in Richmond in 2014, followed by a visit from the Houston Texans and HBO’sHARD KNOCKS in 2015. “The Washington Redskins’ training camp in Richmond is an outstanding opportunity for Virginians to see their favorite players up close and spend a day with family and friends in one of the most exciting cities in the country,” Gov. Ralph Northam said. “On behalf of my fellow Virginians, I am thrilled to welcome the New York Jets to the Commonwealth as they and the Redskins prepare for the upcoming NFL season.” Times and details for each session will be announced at a later date. All other training camp dates will be released at a later time. -REDSKINS-
  22. Lucky you. It ruined mine today.