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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

Washington Redskins quarterback Kirk Cousins (8) listens to offensive coordinator Sean McVay, during the second half of an NFL football game against the Jacksonville Jaguars Sunday, Sept. 14, 2014, in Landover, Md. The Redskins won 41-10. (AP Photo/Mark E. Tenally)

As a backup quarterback, it's all about being prepared for an opportunity

"If you go out there and you have the idea that, 'I'm just a backup,' there's going to be something with your confidence or your mentality that might be missing," said former Redskins QB Doug Williams. "You've got to have a starter's mentality as a backup." Published September 18, 2014

Washington Redskins wide receiver DeSean Jackson (11) takes the field as the Washington Redskins play the Jacksonville Jaguars at FedExField, Landover, Md., Monday, September 9, 2013. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

DeSean Jackson: 'Burgundy and gold are my colors now'

The circumstances surrounding Jackson's release have been laid out, yet they still remain entirely unclear. What's known is that the wide receiver, a three-time Pro Bowler who still ranks fourth in Eagles history in receiving yards, was kicked to the curb by Philadelphia following the most productive season of his career. Published September 17, 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)

Robert Griffin III has no fractures in ankle: reports

The Redskins quarterback told media outlets Monday that exams revealed no broken bones, but he is still awaiting further results and a timetable for his return remains unclear. Published September 15, 2014

Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III (10) is attended to on the sideline after getting injured in the first quarteras the Washington Redskins play the Jacksonville Jaguars at FedExField, Landover, Md., Monday, September 9, 2013. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

Ankle injury leaves RG3 stuck at career crossroads

For Griffin, the lack of time on the field could be counterproductive. The things he needs to work on — reading defenses, adapting to the blitz, throwing the ball away and knowing situational football — are things he cannot do while watching film. Published September 15, 2014

Washington Redskins outside linebacker Ryan Kerrigan (91) celebrates after one of his four sacks against the Jacksonville Jaguars at FedEx Field, Sept. 14, 2014. (Preston Keres/Special for The Washington Times)

For sack-happy Redskins defense, 'Who's next?'

"It was such a great feeling," said Ryan Kerrigan, who brought down Jaguars QB Chad Henne four times. "It was unlike anything I've ever been a part of before — to get that many sacks and just to play the kind of defense we played." Published September 14, 2014

Washington Redskins defensive tackle Kedric Golston (64), center, during afternoon practice at the Bon Secours Washington Redskins Training Center, Richmond, Va., Tuesday, July 30, 2013. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

Kedric Golston inactive Sunday for game against Jaguars with groin injury

Golston, who has been nursing a strained groin since the season-opening loss at Houston, is inactive and will not play Sunday in the Redskins’ home opener against the Jacksonville Jaguars. He'll be one of four players, including tight end Jordan Reed, who will not be available to play. Published September 14, 2014

Redskins tight end Jordan Reed (86), who finished second on the team with 45 catches for 499 yards, emerged as a playmaker during a rookie season hampered by injury. (Andrew HARNIK/THE WASHINGTON TIMES)

Jordan Reed among those ruled out for Redskins' home opener

The tight end strained his left hamstring in the Redskins' season-opening loss at Houston after playing just seven snaps. Also ruled out for Sunday are cornerback Tracy Porter and inside linebacker Akeem Jordan. Published September 12, 2014

Washington Redskins safety Akeem Davis (35) warms up before the start of a preseason NFL football game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers Thursday, Aug. 28, 2014, in Tampa, Fla. (AP Photo/Brian Blanco)

Back on Redskins' active roster, Akeem Davis focused on improvement

The elation of having originally made the Redskins' initial 53-man roster was spoiled no less than a day later when Davis, a rookie who went undrafted last year out of Memphis, was waived by the team. On Tuesday, the Redskins re-signed Davis off their practice squad. Published September 11, 2014

Washington Capitals right wing Alex Ovechkin (8) waits for play to start during the first period of an NHL hockey game against the Philadelphia Flyers on Sunday, March 2, 2014, in Washington. (AP Photo/ Evan Vucci)

Alex Ovechkin is '100 percent healthy' after recovering from May knee injury

Ovechkin said Thursday he spent approximately two months recovering from the right knee injury he sustained in May while playing for Russia in the IIHF World Championship and that he's been able to work out and prepare for the upcoming season for at least the past month. Published September 11, 2014