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SPORTS
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.
OBITUARIES
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.
OPINION
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.
NEWS
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.
SPORTS
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!
SPORTS
August 10, 2013
The Washington Redskins had another practice washed out by rain Saturday. Coach Mike Shanahan didn't mind at all. “I'll be honest with you, I think the guy upstairs kind of took care of me today, because I wasn't really sure about practicing,” Shanahan said. “I felt we were a little sore as a football team. We needed a little bit more rest.” The Redskins have their share of bumps and bruises following Thursday's win over the Tennessee Titans in the preseason opener. Near the top of the list is rookie safety Phillip Thomas, who sprained his left foot in the game.  Shanahan said doctors have ruled out a fracture or more serious injury for the fourth-round pick from Fresno State.
SPORTS
August 27, 2013
Robert Griffin III could be cleared 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. “I know Dr. Andrews will sit down and evaluate Robert and probably just give us his recommendation,” Shanahan said. Even if Andrews gives the thumbs-up, the final decision on whether Griffin plays in the Sept.
NEWS
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.
NEWS
by DAN KAUFFMAN | April 16, 2004
kauffman@herald-mail.com 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.
SPORTS
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.
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SPORTS
September 8, 2013
On Monday night, Robert Griffin III will perform his usual pregame rituals. He'll listen to the Michael Jackson song “Thriller.” He'll take a stroll on the turf, from end zone to end zone. “I am not very superstitious,” Griffin said. “But I do walk around the field one time before every game to kind of mark my territory, saying, 'Within these lines, you control what happens.”' The last time he played, much of that control slipped away. He reinjured his right knee twice and became a diminished version of his record-breaking self.
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SPORTS
September 5, 2013
If the Philadelphia Eagles want to run the Washington Redskins ragged, DeAngelo Hall says it won't work. “We're in great shape,” the Redskins cornerback said, “so if they want to try to put their condition against ours, I feel like we'll win that battle every day of the week.” That's not to say Hall is expecting an easy night's work when the Redskins host the Eagles on Monday. The game marks the NFL coaching debut of Chip Kelly, who has brought to Philadelphia the same run-as-many-plays-as-possible philosophy that worked so well at the University of Oregon.
SPORTS
August 31, 2013
RG3, plus three more. The Washington Redskins are keeping four quarterbacks on their 53-man roster. Pat White, who this year returned to the NFL after a detour through baseball, made the cut Saturday when the team trimmed its roster at the league's deadline. He joins Robert Griffin III, Kirk Cousins and Rex Grossman as the QBs for the reigning NFC East champions. In training camp, White looked like a rusty quarterback who hasn't played in the NFL since 2009, the year he was a second-round draft pick by the Miami Dolphins.
SPORTS
August 30, 2013
So much for perfect harmony. Even on a night when the news is good, Robert Griffin III and Mike Shanahan can't sing the same song. Minutes after the Washington Redskins quarterback tweeted to the world that he was “Cleared for Takeoff” in his return from major knee surgery, the coach kept him sitting on the runway for a least a few more days, declining to name Griffin as the Week 1 starter. There is agreement on one very important matter. On Thursday night, when the Redskins were in Florida to play the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Griffin was cleared to play after being examined yet again by Dr. James Andrews, a remarkable development that comes less than eight months after he repaired Griffin's right knee in January.
SPORTS
August 29, 2013
The Washington Redskins put together their first unbeaten preseason in 28 years without Robert Griffin III even taking a snap. Griffin then tweeted Thursday night that he will be under center when the regular season opens for Washington on Sept. 9, but coach Mike Shanahan hedged after the 30-12 victory over Tampa Bay. Fourth-stringer Pat White threw for 181 yards, set up a touchdown with a 66-yard completion to Dezmon Briscoe, and also ran for a TD to help the Redskins finish the preseason 4-0. Shanahan rested most of his starters, including Griffin, who worked out at Raymond James Stadium for about 30 minutes before walking off the field with Dr. James Andrews.
SPORTS
August 27, 2013
Robert Griffin III could be cleared 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. “I know Dr. Andrews will sit down and evaluate Robert and probably just give us his recommendation,” Shanahan said. Even if Andrews gives the thumbs-up, the final decision on whether Griffin plays in the Sept.
SPORTS
August 24, 2013
Kevin Kolb left the game with concussion-like symptoms, leaving the Buffalo Bills with an undrafted rookie as their only healthy quarterback. Even a rookie NFL head coach can figure out what to do next. “I think we'll be looking at bringing some quarterbacks in,” coach Doug Marrone said. That's right. There's a team more quarterback-depleted this preseason than the Washington Redskins, who are making do without Robert Griffin III and Kirk Cousins. Third-stringer Rex Grossman threw for 171 yards as the Redskins beat the Bills 30-7 on Saturday.
SPORTS
August 22, 2013
London Fletcher says he gets his bell rung perhaps twice a game. He's played in 240 games in a row, not counting preseason and playoffs. Do the math, and it adds up. The Washington Redskins linebacker has seen a lot of stars. “I play inside linebacker and I like to play it physical,” Fletcher said Thursday. “So, I don't know, it can happen a couple of times a game, but I wouldn't classify them as concussions; they're just, you know, bell-ringing. You'll see stars for a second, and then you're back to normal in two, three seconds, whatever the case may be. That's just the way the game is.” The 38-year-old Fletcher, who has never missed a game in 16 NFL seasons, is decidedly old-school.
SPORTS
August 19, 2013
Robert Griffin III's surgeon ended up tending to Griffin's backup. Le'Veon Bell got hurt again. There were 15 penalties and seven turnovers, including a sequence of three giveaways in five plays. What a mess it was when the Washington Redskins beat the Pittsburgh Steelers 24-13 Monday night. Good thing the preseason doesn't count, except when it hurts. Kirk Cousins, the insurance policy in case Griffin isn't ready for the Redskins' regular-season opener, sprained his right foot early in the second quarter.
SPORTS
August 16, 2013
Bruce Allen knows well the history of Washington Redskins quarterback controversies. Sonny Jurgensen vs. Billy Kilmer in the '70s. Doug Williams vs. Jay Schroeder in the '80s. Heath Shuler vs. Gus Frerotte in '90s. In 2013, the popular take-sides issue isn't QB vs. QB. It's QB vs. coach. Robert Griffin III vs. Mike Shanahan. And Allen doesn't see this one going anywhere. “I don't see a controversy at all,” Allen said Friday. “I know somehow Billy and Sonny are laughing that we created a quarterback controversy with Robert Griffin.
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