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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


Articles by Zac Boyer

Washington Redskins guard Adam Gettis (73) walks to the field during the second day of the NFL football teams training camp in Richmond, Va. Friday, July 26, 2013. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)

Adam Gettis cut as Redskins continue to pare roster

Gettis, a third-year offensive lineman who played in 13 games last season, was waived by the Redskins on Monday morning as the team continues its march toward getting under the 75-man roster limit by Tuesday afternoon. Published August 25, 2014

Washington Redskins strong safety Brandon Meriweather (31) during warmups 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)

After penalty, Brandon Meriweather defends tackling style

Meriweather, the Redskins' starting strong safety, appeared to deliver a helmet-to-helmet hit on Ravens wide receiver Torrey Smith with 12:16 left until halftime. Smith did not catch the pass from quarterback Joe Flacco, who was trying to convert a third-and-4 from the Ravens' 49-yard line. Published August 24, 2014

Washington Redskins outside linebacker Rob Jackson (50) intercepts a pass intended for Dallas Cowboys running back DeMarco Murray (29) in the fourth quarter as the Washington Redskins play the Dallas Cowboys at FedEx Field, Landover, Md., Sunday, Dec. 30, 2012. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

Rob Jackson released by Redskins as roster cuts begin

Jackson played in all 44 regular-season games over the past three years, missing only the first four last year after being suspended for a violation of the league's policy on substances of abuse. Published August 24, 2014

Washington Redskins running back Chris Thompson (25) stretches on the opening day of Washington Redskins Training Camp at Bon Secours Training Center, Richmond, Va., Thursday, July 24, 2014. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

Redskins' Chris Thompson to miss second consecutive preseason game

Thompson, a second-year running back, will not play Saturday night in the Redskins' game against Baltimore on Saturday night, marking the second consecutive preseason game he's missed after spraining his ankle in the preseason opener on Aug. 7. Published August 23, 2014

A dejected Washington Redskins tackle Trent Williams (71) walks off the field with teamates after a 27-20 to the Detroit Lions at FedExField, Landover, Md., September 22, 2013. (Preston Keres/Special for The Washington Times)

Trent Williams, DeAngelo Hall honored by Redskins

Running back Alfred Morris was honored with the the team's community service award, while quarterback Robert Griffin III was honored with the team's "salute" award, recognizing his contributions to the military. Published August 22, 2014

Washington Redskins wide receiver DeSean Jackson (11) runs past Cleveland Browns strong safety Donte Whitner (31) in the first quarter 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)

Redskins' receivers still working on timing after second preseason game

The chunk yardage and explosive gains were what the Redskins envisioned when they signed DeSean Jackson in early April. In Washington’s 24-23 preseason victory over Cleveland at FedEx Field on Monday, Jackson was, if only briefly, able to show what he can do. Published August 19, 2014

Washington Redskins quarterback Kirk Cousins (8) warms up on the opening day of Washington Redskins Training Camp at Bon Secours Training Center, Richmond, Va., Thursday, July 24, 2014. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

Kirk Cousins on Kyle Shanahan: 'I think he'll do good things for Cleveland'

Cousins, the Redskins' backup quarterback, was the subject of offseason trade rumors that most frequently connected him with the Browns. That would have reunited Cousins with Kyle Shanahan, who was the Redskins' offensive coordinator for the last four seasons and now holds the same position in Cleveland. Published August 15, 2014

The Washington Redskins' quarterback Robert Griffin III,  throosw a pass in the Redskins' morning practice at the Bon Secours Washington Redskins Training Center Monday, Aug. 11, 2014, in Richmond, Va.  (AP Photo/Richmond Times-Dispatch, P. Kevin Morley )

RG3 downplays game against Kyle Shanahan, Johnny Manziel

Griffin said Thursday that he doesn't have much interest in seeing what the Browns do offensively Monday night under Shanahan, who was the Redskins' offensive coordinator the past four years, or even how Manziel performs. Published August 14, 2014

The Redskins believe they could have a potential game-changer in tight end Jordan Reed (86), who battled a long list of ailments last year. (ThE WASHINGTON TIMES)

Still reeling from stomach bug, Jordan Reed back at practice

Reed, the Redskins' starting tight end, said the illness that cost him three days of practice could have been related to something he ate. He's targeting a return to practice Thursday when the team is back in Ashburn. Published August 12, 2014

Washington Redskins running back Roy Helu (29) runs through the hole during first quarter action against the New England Patriots at FedEx Field, Aug. 7, 2014. (Preston Keres/Special for The Washington Times)

Redskins' battered backup running backs fighting for spots

There are six running backs with the Redskins this summer who are vying for what may be as few as three spots on the initial 53-man roster. And only anointed starter Alfred Morris and Evan Royster are not coping with some type of injury. Published August 11, 2014