The Washington Times - June 24, 2013, 04:13PM

Hi, folks. The Redskins report to training camp in Richmond a month from today. Time is flying, isn’t it? If you tire of constant updates about Robert Griffin III’s knee, I suggest you savor the next 3 weeks.

Blog posts between now and training camp likely will be sporadic. I’ll be in Bethesda this week to cover the AT&T National golf tournament. After that, I’m working on a few bigger projects and taking one last vacation before the season starts. However, I will try to blog whatever Redskins news you need to know.


A few such items occurred since Friday. Let’s review:

Sam Huff, the Hall of Fame linebacker and longtime analyst on Redskins radio game broadcasts, announced his retirement from the team’s radio network after 38 years.

Huff, 78, worked a reduced schedule last season due to his deteriorating health. His voice always will be associated with the Redskins’ dominance in the 1980s and early 1990s. The radio trio of Hall of Fame quarterback Sonny Jurgensen, play-by-play man Frank Herzog and Huff is almost as iconic as the Hogs. Huff’s departure leaves only Jurgensen still on the air. 

How or if the Redskins Radio Network will replace Huff is not certain. ESPN980, the team’s flagship station and for whom I help cover the Redskins, faces some decisions about how to staff the booth on game day.

As of now, Larry Michael handles play-by-play alongside Jurgensen, with former Redskin Doc Walker on the broadcast as a sideline analyst. The network could stick with a two-man booth, add Walker to the booth or look outside for another analyst to replace Huff.

The most intriguing possibility, in my opinion, is adding tight end Chris Cooley to continue the three-man booth. Cooley’s contract with the Redskins expired after last season, and it does not appear as though his playing career will continue. The tight end is a fan favorite and an entertaining personality. He has been offered other media gigs in the past, though, so we must wait to see how he wants to direct his life after his playing career.

In other news, quarterback Robert Griffin III’s knee rehabilitation progressed to the stage at which he is cutting, according to a Washington Post report. Griffin reportedly experienced no setbacks, which is in line with everything he has accomplished during rehabilitation.

Griffin was scheduled to meet with his surgeon, Dr. James Andrews last week, but schedule conflicts forced them to postpone the appointment to an undetermined date, a person with knowledge of the situation said. No need for panic about that. Both sides’ lack of urgency reinforces how well Griffin is progressing.

Lastly, the ABC affiliate in Charlotte, N.C., has obtained the rights to televise three of the Redskins’ four preseason games. (ESPN will broadcast Washington’s Monday night game against Pittsburgh.) The Redskins considered North Carolina their domain before the Panthers franchise began in 1995, and apparently there’s still demand for Redskins coverage there. Of course, this preseason will be quite intriguing considering the undetermined status of a certain quarterback.