July 17, 2012
Robert Griffin III remains unsigned as the Washington Redskins open the second day of their five-day rookie camp. The Heisman Trophy-winning quarterback from Baylor was the second pick in this year's draft. The team's third-round selection, offensive lineman Josh LeRibeus, was also absent again Tuesday. The two aren't considered holdouts because training camp doesn't officially begin until July 26. Neither can be on the field this week with their fellow newcomers until they have signed their contracts.
April 23, 2013
P. Blair Spigler, 78, of Hagerstown, Md., passed away Tuesday, April 23, 2013, at Meritus Medical Center near Hagerstown. Born Dec. 24, 1934, in Hagerstown, he was the son of the late Frederick Herman and Sarah Kieffer Spigler. He attended Hagerstown High School. He was employed by various companies in Arizona, Maryland and the District of Columbia as a cement mason until retiring in 1997. He was then employed part time by Napa Auto Parts in Williamsport, Md., and Paul Crampton Contractors.
February 19, 2013
“This is about the police department, city police department. I just called, I was on hold for 20-some minutes, trying to get a hold of somebody in the police department, and no one answered the phone. With all the money they're making off the speed cameras, seems like they would have somebody in the police department 24 hours a day, if somebody needs some help, besides calling 911. They should have dispatchers there at the office at all times.” - Hagerstown “New mayor, raise property taxes.
February 21, 2005
By The Associated Press First Rod Gardner, now Laveranues Coles. The Washington Redskins could lose both their top receivers after an unsatisfying season in coach Joe Gibbs' offense. Coles has met with Gibbs twice to state his desire to leave the Redskins, including a forthright conversation the day after the season ended, an official within the league told The Associated Press on condition of anonymity Monday. The Redskins, in turn, have told Coles they want him to have surgery on the chronic toe injury that has plagued him the last two seasons, a procedure that Coles has been reluctant to undergo, the source said.
November 15, 2004
ASHBURN, Va. (AP) - Patrick Ramsey is the new starting quarterback for the Washington Redskins, a move coach Joe Gibbs hopes will end the team's worst scoring slump in seven decades. "We're going to make him the starter," Gibbs said Monday. "We have to sink or swim with the way I feel about things. ... We're going to go with Patrick and hopefully he's going to play great for us, and we're all going to support him. " Gibbs benched Mark Brunell in the second quarter of Sunday's 17-10 loss to the Cincinnati Bengals, but the coach waited until Monday to announce that Ramsey will start next week's game at Philadelphia.
July 18, 2012
Robert Griffin III and the Washington Redskins ended their contract impasse Wednesday when the rookie quarterback signed a four-year, fully guaranteed deal worth $21.1 million. It also includes a club option for a fifth year. Griffin's agent, Ben Dogra, told The Associated Press that the Heisman Trophy-winning quarterback agreed to terms and will be in Redskins rookie camp on Wednesday. Griffin, the second overall pick in the draft out of Baylor, announced the news on Twitter, writing, “Well people....It's Time to go to Work!
April 16, 2004
firstname.lastname@example.org From his previous days as one of the Washington Redskins' fabled "Hogs" to his current days as the owner of a car dealership and a loving father of two athletically gifted daughters, Joe Jacoby has lived by the same motto. "Enjoy your life," Jacoby said. "There are going to be bumps in the road, and you have to have faith in your ability and the talent God has given you. " Jacoby made an appearance at the Four Points Sheraton in Hagerstown Thursday for the Boys and Girls Club's 14th annual Steak & Burger Dinner.
August 16, 2012
Evan Royster is riding a two-game 100-yard streak. He put up 113 in the Washington Redskins' season finale a year ago. He ran for an impressive 132 the week before that. Yet, there was a night a couple of weeks ago when he was very much a rookie. During the annual rookie show at training camp - when the new guys are required to do a song, dance, skit or some other sort of antics in front of the team - Royster had to stand up and perform. Why? Well, it seems he got skipped last year, when he really was a rookie.
December 29, 2012
As the only Washington Redskins player born and bred in the nation's capital, Joshua Morgan went up against the Dallas Cowboys many times in his imagination long before he did so in the NFL. “I was either Art Monk beating the Cowboys,” Morgan said. “Or it was Jerry Rice in the Super Bowl.” Redskins fans will forgive the Rice fantasy for now. The part about beating the Cowboys? It's rarely been more urgent than right now. The NFC East rivals have met 105 times over 52 years.
October 7, 2009
I recently heard disturbing news about the Washington Redskins. No, it's not that the local favorites are 2-2, including 2-1 in a stretch of playing teams that couldn't spell "win" if they had the 'W' and 'N' as hints. It is more earthshaking. The Redskins could possibly be playing without Hunter Smith, who has been proclaimed "The most accurate holder to ever play the game. " How big is that? Washington County tip jar players, if anyone, would know how devastating this could be. Ask 'em. You can't win anything without a good holder.