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Zac Boyer

Zac Boyer

Zac Boyer is a sports writer at The Washington Times. Before joining in October 2013, he covered the Washington Redskins for The Free Lance-Star in Fredericksburg, Va. for parts of three seasons and spent the previous five years at the Hartford Courant. A University of Connecticut graduate, he can be reached at zboyer@washingtontimes.com.

 

Articles by Zac Boyer

New Orleans Saints cornerback Tracy Porter (22) scores a 74-yard touchdown after intercepting against the Indianapolis Colts during the second half of the Saints' 31-17 victory in Super Bowl XLIV in Miami. (Associated Press)

After three days, Redskins finally address defensive needs

Sorely needing a cornerback, the Redskins have reportedly agreed to terms with Tracy Porter, who spent last season with the Oakland Raiders and is perhaps best known for returning an interception 74 yards for a touchdown that helped the New Orleans Saints defeat the Indianapolis Colts in Super Bowl XLIV. Published March 13, 2014

Carolina Panthers' Bruce Campbell (73) is shown during an NFL football training camp practice in Spartanburg, S.C., Saturday, July 27, 2013. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton)

Former Maryland standout Bruce Campbell headed to Redskins

The 6-foot-6, 320-pound Campbell, who missed all of 2013 with a tear in the rotator cuff in his left shoulder, will provide additional depth for the Redskins on their offensive line. He played in 19 games over his three previous seasons after being drafted by the Oakland Raiders out of Maryland. Published March 12, 2014

Washington Redskins wide receiver Santana Moss (89) waits to take the field before the Washington Redskins play the New York Giants in Sunday Night Football at FedExField, Landover, Md., Sunday, December 1, 2013. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

Redskins keeping Santana Moss, agree to terms with two others

The Redskins began their free agent spending on Tuesday by reuniting with an old face and agreeing to terms with two new names. Wide receiver Santana Moss, right guard Shawn Lauvao and inside linebacker Adam Hayward all agreed to contracts with the Redskins in the minutes following the 4 p.m. start to the new league year. Published March 11, 2014

Arizona Cardinals wide receiver Andre Roberts (12) during the first half of an NFL football game against the St. Louis Rams, Sunday, Dec. 8, 2013, in Glendale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Rick Scuteri)

Wide receiver Andre Roberts nearing deal with Redskins

A slot receiver who spent his first four seasons with the Cardinals, Roberts is set to join the Redskins when the new league year begins Tuesday afternoon, according to a person familiar with the matter. Published March 11, 2014

Tampa Bay Buccaneers cornerback Aqib Talib (25) breaks up a pass to New York Giants' Hakeem Nicks during the first half of an NFL football game Sunday, Sept. 16, 2012, in East Rutherford, N.J. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)

Redskins free agency: 5 positions to watch

Free from a $36 million salary cap penalty imposed over the last two years, the Washington Redskins will enter the start to free agency Tuesday afternoon with approximately $20 million available to spend. That won't be enough to immediately upgrade the talent at every position, but there will be some changeover in the roster. Published March 10, 2014

Vancouver Canucks' Dan Hamhuis, right, sends the puck into the air as Phoenix Coyotes' Jeff Halpern (14) arrives to apply pressure during the first period of an NHL hockey game on Tuesday, March 4, 2014, in Glendale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)

Potomac's Jeff Halpern looking forward to trip home vs. Capitals

After starting the season in Finland, Halpern has carved out a role for himself as the Phoenix Coyotes' fourth-line center and is eager to return home on Saturday when his team kicks off a four-game road trip against the Capitals. Published March 7, 2014

Phoenix Coyotes' Mike Ribeiro celebrates a goal against the Edmonton Oilers during the second period of an NHL hockey game Friday, Jan. 24, 2014, in Edmonton, Alberta. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Jason Franson)

Ex-Cap Mike Ribeiro still getting used to new team, style of play

Mike Ribeiro readily admits the change of scenery hasn't been easy, and he hopes a brief respite of familiarity can shake him from his funk. The Coyotes will kick off a four-game road trip against the Capitals on Saturday, marking Ribeiro's first game in the city since he left in July. Published March 6, 2014

Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo (9) is sacked by Washington Redskins nose tackle Chris Neild (bottom) and Adam Carriker (94) for a 4-yard loss during second quarter action. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

Despite release, Adam Carriker focused on return

The defensive end has been determined to prove he can return from injury for the past year and a half, and he doesn't believe being released by the Redskins on Tuesday will slow him down. Published March 5, 2014

Washington Redskins defensive end Adam Carriker tackles Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo during the second half Monday, Sept. 26, 2011, in Arlington, Texas. Carriker has four tackles and 1.5 sacks on the season. (AP Photo/LM Otero)

Adam Carriker, Sav Rocca released as Redskins trim salary

The Redskins made a series of roster moves on Tuesday, releasing Carriker, Rocca and three others in an attempt to gain additional financial flexibility entering the start of the free agency period next week. Published March 4, 2014

Washington Redskins outside linebacker Brian Orakpo (98) returns an interception for a touchdown as the Washington Redskins play the Chicago Bears at FedExField, Landover, Md., October 20, 2013. (Dan DeCook/Special to The Washington Times)

Brian Orakpo gets franchise tag from Redskins

The Redskins announced Monday that they have placed the non-exclusive franchise designation on the outside linebacker, meaning they will tender him a one-year contract offer worth $11.455 million. Published March 3, 2014

FILE - In this Jan. 19, 2014, file photo, NFL commissioner Roger Goodell walks on the field before the NFL football NFC Championship game between the Seattle Seahawks and the San Francisco 49ers  in Seattle. Goodell made $44.2 million in 2012, according to tax returns the league has submitted. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum, File)

NFL salary cap set at $133 million for 2014

The NFL has informed teams that the salary cap for the upcoming season has been set at $133 million, an increase of $10 million over the amount teams were allowed to spend in 2013. Published February 28, 2014