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Cleveland Browns wide receiver Josh Gordon can't get to the ball under defense from Washington Redskins cornerback DeAngelo Hall (23) during an NFL football game Sunday, Dec. 16, 2012, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)

Rob Jackson does it all for Redskins' defense

Rob Jackson is a big man. So big, in fact, you wouldn't think a quarterback could miss the 6-foot-4, 266-pound outside linebacker camped in the middle of the field with all the subtlety of an elephant. Published December 16, 2012

Baltimore Ravens strong safety Bernard Pollard (31) calls to the Redskins sideline as quarterback Robert Griffin III (10) lies injured on the field in the fourth quarter at FedEx Field, Landover, Md., Dec. 9, 2012. (Preston Keres/Special to The Washington Times)

RG3 escapes with knee sprain

In a hallway deep beneath FedEx Field, eight men surrounded Robert Griffin III. Some wore earpieces. They rushed the quarterback past white walls and idling Cadillac Escalades and into a black sedan. Published December 9, 2012

FILE - This April 30, 2010 file photo, shows Corwin Brown, when he was defensive backs coach of the New England Patriots. A judge says a psychiatrist and a psychologist who examined former Notre Dame assistant football coach Corwin Brown to determine his mental status came up with differing opinions. He received a four-year sentence for striking his wife and holding her hostage. (AP Photo/File)

Former NFL player, assistant coach Corwin Brown sues over concussions

Former NFL player and assistant coach Corwin Brown, who suffered a self-inflicted gunshot wound after a police standoff in 2011, has sued the league over concussions sustained during his eight-year playing career, according to the complaint obtained by The Washington Times. Published December 4, 2012

University of Maryland  President Wallace D. Loh offers remarks during a press conference to announce the University of Maryland's joining the Big Ten Conference, at the University of Maryland in College Park, Md., Monday, Nov. 19, 2012. (Rod Lamkey Jr./The Washington Times)

ACC sues Maryland over exit fee

The Atlantic Coast Conference sued the University of Maryland in a Greensboro, N.C., court Monday to compel the university to pay the conference's exit fee of more than $50 million, according to the complaint obtained by The Washington Times. Published November 27, 2012

Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Michael Vick leaves the field after suffering a concussion during the second quarter of an NFL football game against the Dallas Cowboys, Sunday, Nov. 11, 2012, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Philadelphia Daily News, Yong Kim) THE EVENING BULLETIN OUT, TV OUT; MAGS OUT; NO SALES

NFL's proactive measures address concussions as they happen

While some may have been taken aback to watch quarterbacks Jay Cutler, Alex Smith and Michael Vick depart games with concussions last Sunday, one member of the NFL's Head, Neck and Spine Committee saw progress thanks to the league's return-to-play guidelines. Published November 14, 2012

Washington Redskins head coach Mike Shanahan looks on during an NFL football game against the Carolina Panthers, Sunday, Nov. 4, 2012, in Landover, Md. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)

FENNO: Mike Shanahan must take ownership of Redskins' defense

Last week's farcical debate over the meaning of Mike Shanahan "evaluating" the Washington Redskins' beleaguered roster obscured the real issue. The coach, well into the third season of his $35 million contract in Washington, vigorously argued over the meaning of his words and the intent behind them. Published November 12, 2012

Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III (10) is called for offensive pass interference against Pittsburgh Steelers cornerback Ike Taylor (24) on this second quarter pass by wide receiver Josh Morgan at Heinz Field, Pittsburgh, Pa., Oct. 28, 2012. (Preston Keres/Special to The Washington Times)

Trick play gone awry a setback in worst game of RG3's NFL tenure

There is little Robert Griffin III hasn't done in his first two months in the NFL, from compiling the league's top completion percentage to leading quarterbacks in rushing. The rookie spawned a new meme, Griffining, and returned from a concussion to deliver the longest run by a quarterback in 16 years. Published October 28, 2012

Washington Redskins wide receiver Santana Moss (89) kicks up his foot as he reacts to his fumble which is recovered by the New York Giants fourth quarter at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, N.J., Sunday, Oct. 21, 2012. (Rod Lamkey Jr./The Washington Times)

For Santana Moss, ecstasy then agony

In a slightly different world, Santana Moss would face the bright TV lights and microphones thrust inches from his face and relive the happy instant when the game-winning touchdown found his hands. Published October 21, 2012

Washington Redskins running back Alfred Morris (46) is brought down third quarter at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, N.J., Sunday, Oct. 21, 2012. (Rod Lamkey Jr./The Washington Times)

Alfred Morris runs for 120 yards, but fumble sticks out

The New York Giants had few answers for the Washington Redskins' rushing game Sunday. Sprinkle in some variety with Robert Griffin III and add a heavy dose of Alfred Morris, and the Redskins racked up 248 yards on the ground. Published October 21, 2012

Past concussion scare, RG3 runs with vigor

A week after Robert Griffin III sustained a concussion so "mild" he forgot the quarter and score, the Washington Redskins' rookie quarterback resumed his scrambling, swashbuckling ways Sunday. Published October 14, 2012