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By Mangosuthu Buthelezi
Memories of a long brotherhood tempered in common struggle
Independent voices from the The Washington Times Communities
Topic - Relevance
Marcus Cooper may be the embodiment of the unbeaten Kansas City Chiefs.
This is a different sort of draft for the Redskins, one, at long last, with a quarterback to build around instead of the years-long quest for competency at the position. Possibility lurks among the cliches.
Maybe Dezmon Briscoe will turn out to be another Ramzee Robinson. Remember him? (It's OK if you don't.) Robinson was a cornerback — a former Mr. Irrelevant, no less — who was claimed off waivers by the Washington Redskins in 2010, Mike Shanahan's first season as coach.
Mr. Irrelevant suddenly has a whole new meaning for Chandler Harnish.
Forgetting about Chris Neild would have been easy.
A few of the Houston Texans worked out at nearby Rice Stadium as they awaited developments in the NFL's labor impasse.
Phil Kessel could only watch while every other player was picked in the NHL All-Star fantasy draft. Then, as he sat alone, Alex Ovechkin pulled out a cell phone and snapped a photo of the Toronto Maple Leafs forward.
"I had no idea it'd be me," he said, "but I'm definitely thankful for it."