Redskins’ Bridges gets past ‘knucklehead’ days

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“He’s physically and mentally tough,” offensive line coach Joe Bugel said. “You can’t wear him down, can’t give him enough. I like guys like that.”

Still, when Bridges returned to practice Saturday, he was no longer competing with Williams and holdover Stephon Heyer to start at right tackle. Instead, he’s backing up Samuels, a six-time Pro Bowl pick, meaning he has no chance to start.

“I’m a very competitive guy,” Bridges says. “I’m not a backup. I know that’s been a label through my past couple of years. They say I’m a great backup. I’m a great starter, too.”

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David Elfin has been following Washington-area sports teams since the late 1960s. David began his journalism career at Bethesda-Chevy Chase High School, the University of Pennsylvania (B.A., history) and Syracuse University (M.S., telecommunications). He wrote for the Bulletin (Philadelphia), the Post-Standard (Syracuse) and The Washington Post before coming to The Washington Times in 1986. He has covered colleges, the Orioles ...

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