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Tom Schad

Tom Schad

After spending nearly two years as an intern at The Washington Times, Tom Schad rejoined the staff as a sports reporter in August 2014. A Colorado native and American University graduate, he previously served as a reporter and copy editor at The Washington Post, The Baltimore Sun and MLB.com. He can be reached at tschad@washingtontimes.com

Articles by Tom Schad

Washington Nationals' Anthony Rendon reacts after striking out during the eighth inning of a baseball game against the Los Angeles Dodgers Wednesday, Sept. 3, 2014, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)

Strong, silent type: Nats' Rendon does his talking on field

Though Rendon tries to stay out of the spotlight, his performance on the field has made that impossible. Entering Thursday night's series-opener against the Marlins, the 24-year-old was hitting .285 with 20 home runs, 85 RBI and 15 stolen bases. Published September 18, 2014

Washington Redskins head coach Jay Gruden yells at Washington Redskins strong safety Bacarri Rambo (24) on the sideline after Jacksonville Jaguars tight end Marcedes Lewis (89) runs for a touchdown late in the second quarter as the Washington Redskins play the Jacksonville Jaguars at FedExField, Landover, Md., Monday, September 9, 2013. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

Redskins release safety Bacarri Rambo

The Redskins waived the second-year safety on Tuesday, presumably to make room on their roster for Brandon Meriweather, who returned from a two-game suspension. Published September 16, 2014

Washington Redskins defensive back Akeem Davis (35) on the sideline as the Washington Redskins play the Cleveland Browns in NFL preseason football at FedExField, Landover, Md., Monday, August 18, 2014. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

Akeem Davis has no regrets about big special teams hit vs. Jaguars

It was the kind of high-energy play coaches love to see on special teams. But because of the helmet-to-helmet nature of the hit, it also resulted in a 15-yard penalty for unnecessary roughness, and potentially a fine from the NFL at the end of this week. Published September 16, 2014

Washington Redskins tight end Niles Paul (84)  celebrates with the fans after his second touchdown reception of the day against the Jacksonville Jaguars at FedEx Field, Sept. 14, 2014. (Preston Keres/Special for The Washington Times)

Niles Paul does 'whatever it takes' to make impact for Redskins

In Sunday's win over the Jaguars, Paul led the Redskins in targets (11), receptions (eight) and receiving yards (99), each a career-high. He hauled in one touchdown catch early in the fourth quarter and was one yard shy of another in the first half. Published September 16, 2014

Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III (10) injures his left ankle as tries to avoid Jacksonville Jaguars middle linebacker Paul Posluszny (51) in the first quarter  at FedEx Field, Sept. 14, 2014. (Preston Keres/Special for The Washington Times)

RG3 leaves game with dislocated ankle, status for season unclear

Griffin, the team's first-round pick in the 2012 draft, rolled his ankle before completing a 19-yard pass to DeSean Jackson with a little more than 9 minutes left in the first quarter. He was ruled out for the remainder of the game. Published September 14, 2014

Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III (10) is carted off the field after injuring his leg in the first quarter as the Washington Redskins play the Jacksonville Jaguars at FedExField, Landover, Md., Monday, September 9, 2013. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

Redskins lose RG3 but roll past Jaguars to snap losing skid

Backup quarterback Kirk Cousins took over for Griffin and completed 22 of his 33 passes for 250 yards and two touchdowns. Running back Alfred Morris also turned in a solid performance, punching in a pair of one-yard touchdown runs in the first half and finishing with 85 yards on the ground. Published September 14, 2014