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David Elfin

David Elfin

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 and the Capitals but has mostly covered the Redskins and the NFL since 1993. David has been recognized for his journalistic excellence by the New York State Press Association, the Maryland-Delaware-DC Press Association and the Society of Professional Journalists. David completed 12 years on the board of the Pro Football Writers of America with a two-year term as president (2005-07) and currently serves as the Washington representative on the Pro Football Hall of Fame selection committee. David has two daughters, Julie and Amy.

Articles by David Elfin

Springs 'in shape'

Redskins cornerback skipped voluntary workouts in June OTAs. Published July 21, 2008

Redskins acquire Jason Taylor

Less than seven hours after losing defensive end Phillip Daniels to a season-ending torn ACL during the first practice of training camp, the Washington Redskins filled that void by acquiring six-time Pro Bowler Jason Taylor. Published July 20, 2008

A vision in burgundy

Brett Favre wants to end his four-month retirement. The Green Bay Packers, who handed the starting job to three-year quarterback-in-waiting Aaron Rodgers in March, have told the NFL's all-time leading passer he can return but only as a backup. Published July 15, 2008

Snyder's six guns

Washington Redskins owner Dan Snyder has employed six head coaches in a decade with the club. Here's how those men have fared. Published July 13, 2008

Kelly, Brooks agree to terms

The Washington Redskins agreed to terms on Friday on four-year contracts with two more of their 10 draft choices. Published July 12, 2008

NFLPA seeking Upshaw's successor

Frustrated by Gene Upshaw's continued reluctance to identify his successor, the executive board of the NFL Players Association has begun the process on its own. Published July 2, 2008

McIntosh all action

Linebacker shuns spotlight since tearing ACL. Published June 12, 2008

At 56, a rookie

After 31 seasons of college coaching, John Palermo joins Redskins. Published June 7, 2008

Following a familiar path

Like many recent University of Maryland graduates, they're just looking for gainful employment. Published June 6, 2008

Not exactly soaring

Eagles have been mediocre since Super Bowl loss. Published May 30, 2008

Redskins acquire James in a trade

The Washington Redskins traded a conditional 2009 seventh-round draft pick to the Minnesota Vikings yesterday for defensive end Erasmus James. Published May 28, 2008

Skins' Snyder says he's 'matured'

Washington Redskins owner Dan Snyder says that despite the seemingly radical departures from past practices, he hasn't really changed, only matured. Published April 2, 2008

Clark a 'small hammer'

Ryan Clark stands just 5-foot-11 and, after a big meal, weighs 200 pounds. That hasn't stopped the strong safety from packing a big punch for the Washington Redskins. Published November 10, 2005