Redskins Training Camp Photo Gallery – Day 1 AM Practice

The Redskins kicked off their second year of training camp in Richmond on Thursday morning during what started out as very a rainy practice.

Enjoy some photos of the first training camp practice of 2014.

Photos by Terri Russell.

DeAngelo Hall goes against tight end Jordan Reed.

DeAngelo Hall goes against tight end Jordan Reed.

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The top five Redskins training camp battles

By Jake Russell

The Redskins are set at most positions and bolstered several spots such as wide receiver, reserve inside linebacker, and special teams coverage in the offseason. But like every other team in the NFL, not every position is set, leaving battles looming as training camp arrives.

Here are my top five battles to watch during training camp and the team’s four preseason games over the next month and a half.

1. Right tackle
Tyler Polumbus/Morgan Moses/Tom Compton

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The top 10 Redskins to watch during training camp and the preseason

By Jake Russell

1. Robert Griffin III

It’s no secret that the Redskins go as Robert Griffin III goes. A season after winning Offensive Rookie of the Year during a rookie campaign that ended with a torn ACL and LCL, Griffin returned to the field in a miraculous amount of time. After his devastating injury in the 2013 Wild Card game against the Seattle Seahawks on January 6, he started the team’s 2013 season opener against the Philadelphia Eagles on September 9. However, hampered by a knee brace all season, Griffin struggled and was benched by head coach Mike Shanahan for the final three games of what turned out to be a 3-13 season. (more…)

Poll: Who should be Maryland’s B1Ggest Rival?

Moving from the ACC to the Big Ten has been quite the adjustment for fans of the Maryland Terrapins. Some have acclimated themselves with the move quite well. Some, not so much.

While the Terps consistently perform well in lacrosse, field hockey, soccer, women’s basketball and recently completed the best baseball season in its history, all eyes will be on how the football and men’s basketball teams adapt to the move to a conference with predominantly Midwestern schools.

Image via Wikimedia Commons.

Image via Wikimedia Commons.

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Maryland fans: get to know the Big Ten

Over the last 29 days, the University of Maryland has done a good job of getting fans ready for the move from the ACC to the Big Ten, which becomes official tomorrow. Through its Twitter account (@umterps), Maryland has produced some quick-hitting “infoegraphics” to give fans knowledge on their new rivals.

Without further ado, here is the collection of all 13 Big Ten opponent “infoegraphics” put together by the Terps. (more…)

How the top NFL preview magazines view the Redskins

For as long as I can remember, I’ve obtained NFL preview magazines every year to break down rosters, analyze team pickups, look over league-wide predictions, and on top of it all, see how the Redskins stacked up against the rest of the league and the NFC East.

That obsession of buying these magazines continues to this day, with fewer to choose from than in years past but just enough to get me ready for training camp in the doldrums of the sports calendar.

The top paperbound prognosticators remaining are Lindy’s, Athlon and Sporting News.

Let’s take a look at how they predicted the Redskins to finish in the NFC East this season. Spoiler alert: It’s not first. Or second. Or third. (more…)

Watch U.S. soccer fans react to the game-winning goal over Ghana

Monday evening provided one of the top theatrical moments in sports this year. Just 29 seconds into the United States’ first World Cup match of the year, Clint Dempsey fired the opening salvo, putting the U.S. up 1-0 over Ghana. However, in the 82nd minute, Andre Ayew tied the game 1-1, leaving American soccer fans a nervous wreck. Four minutes later, former Maryland Terrapin Graham Zusi delivered a corner kick that was headed in by John Brooks and sent America into a frenzy.

Take a look at how Americans reacted to those goals. (more…)

D.C. United Unveils Updated Renderings of New Stadium

Last July, plans were announced to build a new soccer stadium for D.C. United. The stadium is set to open in 2016 at Buzzards Point just blocks away from Nationals Park. Along with the announcement came artist renderings of what the potential stadium and surrounding area would look like when it was completed. The stadium is expected to seat anywhere from 20,000-25,000 fans.

Today, the team unveiled updated images of what they envision the state-of-the-art soccer stadium would look like. And boy does it look marvelous. Take a look.

2014 rendering. Image via D.C. United.

2014 rendering. Image via D.C. United.

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Maryland Trying to #ThinkB1G

The University of Maryland has apparently been gearing up for its upcoming move to the Big Ten Conference (which will be made official on July 1) by shipping out pairs of University of Maryland/Big Ten sunglasses to former athletes, coaches, board of trustees and media members. It’s reach on Twitter is far and wide.

The school plans a two-day celebration including a “Big Ten Night” at Nationals Park on June 30 and an on-campus celebration on July 1, the official day of the move.

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Nationals Select Ryan Ripken, son of Cal Ripken, Jr. in MLB Draft

It’s been no secret that there is a blooming relationship between the Washington Nationals and Major League Baseball Hall of Famer Cal Ripken, Jr. On Saturday, the bond grew even stronger when the Nationals selected his son, Ryan, in the 15th round (454th overall) of the 2014 MLB Draft. (more…)