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Draft adds to Redskins improving roster

The 2017 NFL Draft provided the Washington Redskins with a group of promising young stars. This year, the Redskins were given the 17th pick after a mediocre 9-7 season. Despite the above .500 record, the Redskins were unfortunately not able to make the postseason in 2016, just a year after winning their division for the

Cousins Leads Redskins to Playoffs

In 2012, the Washington Redskins traded several first round picks to draft a quarterback to lead the team to the playoffs. They also drafted Kirk Cousins. In his first season, Kirk Cousins watched from the sideline as quarterback, Robert Griffin III led the Redskins to the playoffs. Injuries and poor play gave Cousins some playing

Redskins Update

BY NICK WHITMAN, CONTRIBUTOR When Robert Griffin lll was drafted 2nd overall in the 2012 draft, he instantly became the face of the Washington Redskins franchise. There were high expectations that he lived up to in his rookie year. He broke multiple records and took the team to the playoffs. Since then, it’s been downhill for him. Multiple

D.C. Council to Vote on “Offensive” Mascots

BY RACHEL PAGE, FEATURES EDITOR On September 23, DC Councilmembers Kenyan McDuffie and David Grosso introduced a bill to ban the use of race-based nicknames, logos, mascots, and team names in DC educational institutions. If passed, the bill would insert the ban into DC’s Human Rights Act of 1977, which already prohibits acts of racial

Redskins Season Preview

ASA CANTY, CONTRIBUTOR Summer in DC can be unbearably hot and uncomfortable. Thousands of residents spurn the city for vacations, leading to the couple of weeks as July ends and August begins where the streets look empty and those still in town have the look of exhaustion pronounced on their face by the sun beaming