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NFC East Rivals Meet In Monday Night Football

Two teams going in different directions are squaring off tonight in the NFL Monday Game. The Dallas Cowboys are off to a 6-1 start while their NFC East rival Washington is 2-5. The last time these teams met was last December when the Cowboys prevailed 24-23. In the overall series the Redskins lead, 64-42.2. This is the 16th Monday night meeting for these clubs.Read More »

RG III Resumes Practicing With The Redskins

By Jim McCoy Wed 15th October SportsRobert Griffin IIIWashington Redskins
Robert Griffin III is practicing again with the Washington Redskins. Griffin threw passes in individual and one-on-one drills in the early part of practice Wednesday, his first such work since he dislocated his left ankle in Week 2. Griffin wore cleats with high ankle support and looked a bit rusty.Read More »

Do Native Americans Think The Redskins Name Is Racist?

By Jim McCoy Tue 8th October SportsNFLteam nicknamesWashington Redskins
The name of the Washington Redskins football team has inspired protests, lawsuits, letters from Congress, even nudge from the president. Yet behind the headlines, it's unclear how many Native Americans think "Redskins" is a racial slur. Some say this uncertainty shouldn't matter because the word has an undeniably racist history.Read More »

RG III May Be Cleared To Play

By Jim McCoy Tue 27th August SportsNFLRobert Griffin IIIWashington Redskins
Robert Griffin III could get the all-clear to play in the regular season when he meets with his surgeon Thursday night. Washington Redskins coach Mike Shanahan said Tuesday that Griffin will meet with Dr. James Andrews while the Redskins are in Florida for their final preseason game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Said Shanahan: "I know Dr.Read More »

NFL Commissioner Sees Redskins' Nickname In Positive Light

NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell says the Washington Redskins nickname is "unifying force that stands for strength, courage, pride and respect." Goodell was responding to a letter from 10 members of Congress who want the name changed because it is offensive to many Native Americans. Goodell cited the nickname's origins and polls that support its popularity.Read More »

Redskins Star's Surgery Complete

By Jim McCoy Wed 9th January SportsNFLRobert Griffin IIIWashington Redskins
A person familiar with the situation says Robert Griffin III's surgery is over, with repairs made to two knee ligaments. The Washington Redskins quarterback had surgery Wednesday morning on a torn lateral collateral ligament in his right knee.Read More »

RG III Good To Go

By Jim McCoy Wed 10th October SportsNFLRobert Griffin IIIWashington Redskins
Robert Griffin III has been cleared to play and is practicing with his Washington Redskins teammates after suffering a mild concussion. Griffin went through the NFL's concussion protocol after being knocked out of Sunday's game against Atlanta and was cleared to return to Wednesday's practice.Read More »

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