Not so long ago, the second most visible athlete in Washington, right behind the Redskins' starting quarterback, usually was Redskins' lead running back. You know the names — Larry Brown, John Riggins, Terry Allen, Earnest Byner, Stephen Davis, Clinton Portis.
In 2008, the Redskins finished as the NFL's eighth-ranked rushing attack. Clinton Portis ended the season with 1,487 rushing yards, good for fourth in the league. Things haven't been the same since.
There were times this season — many times, in fact — when Evan Royster would enter the locker room at Redskins Park without anyone caring to notice. Such is life for an NFL practice squad player. Anonymity is the norm.
The competitor inside Tim Hightower hates being on the sideline when the Washington Redskins are on offense. That same inner drive, however, is why he prioritizes winning.
We never really got to see Mike Shanahan's offense last season.
Strong safety LaRon Landry expects to miss the Washington Redskins’ season-opener on Sunday after recently aggravating his strained right hamstring, a setback that has caused some friction between Landry and the Redskins’ training staff.
Santana Moss was surrounded.
Ryan Torain got off to a late start this preseason, but the Redskins' leading rusher from a year ago built up a head of steam heading toward the regular-season opener.
What do I think of the Redskins' 16-7 win over the Steelers on Friday night in their preseason opener at FedEx Field? Oh, there are 11 things I could say: