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Matthew Paras

Matthew Paras

Matthew Paras is a digital sports writer for the Washington Times, covering the Washington Capitals and whatever else is needed. Originally from Chicago, he attended DePaul University and was the editor in chief of the student newspaper, The DePaulia. He had previous internships with the Richmond Times-Dispatch and the Northwest Herald. He can be reached at [email protected].

Articles by Matthew Paras

Washington Redskins quarterback Alex Smith throws during the first half of the team's preseason NFL football game against the New York Jets. Thursday, Aug. 16, 2018, in Landover, Md. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

Redskins 'comfortable' if sellout streak ends

The Washington Redskins' 50-year sellout streak could come to an end Sunday. But its chief marketing officer said if that's the case, so be it. Published September 13, 2018

Washington Redskins wide receiver Trey Quinn (14) during an NFL football game against the Arizona Cardinals, Sunday, Sept. 9, 2018, in Glendale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Rick Scuteri) **FILE**

Trey Quinn, Cam Sims undergo ankle surgeries

Redskins wide receivers Trey Quinn and Cam Sims underwent ankle surgery Wednesday and will miss at least the next eight weeks, coach Jay Gruden said Wednesday. Published September 12, 2018

FILE - In this Sept. 9, 2018, file photo, Washington Redskins quarterback Alex Smith (11) makes a call during the first half of an NFL football game against the Arizona Cardinals, in Glendale, Ariz. A franchise known for the "Hogs" offensive line from the Super Bowl era, the Washington Redskins might have another season-altering group in the trenches this season. Washington's "Hogs 2.0" offensive line is a dream to play behind for running back Adrian Peterson and quarterback Alex Smith.(AP Photo/Rick Scuteri, File)

Redskins wide receivers had a quiet Week 1. Does it matter?

At one point in Alex Smith's career, the Redskins quarterback, then in Kansas City, went 18 straight games -- dating from December 2013 to September 2015 -- without throwing a touchdown pass to a wide receiver. Published September 12, 2018

Los Angeles Chargers offensive tackle Russell Okung raises his fist during the playing of the national anthem before the team's NFL preseason football game against the Seattle Seahawks on Saturday, Aug. 18, 2018, in Carson, Calif. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull)

10 NFL players protest during national anthem

As the debate over whether the NFL should have a national anthem policy, a small number of players protested during the playing of the "Star-Spangled Banner" in Week 1. Published September 10, 2018

Washington Redskins running back Chris Thompson (25) tries to elude Arizona Cardinals defensive back Antoine Bethea (41),defensive back Jamar Taylor (28) and linebacker Haason Reddick (43) during the first half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Sept. 9, 2018, in Glendale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)

The secret to the Redskins' offensive success in Week 1

Chris Thompson ran the ball only five times in Sunday's 24-6 win over the Arizona Cardinals, but the Redskins running back immediately noticed a difference up front. In front of him was an offensive line that mauled, clawed and forced open lanes -- making Thompson's job much easier, in the process. Published September 10, 2018

Dez Bryant: The Redskins looking nice

Free agent wide receiver Dez Bryant wants to join a team that can showcase his skill set. If his tweets are any indication, Bryant would be "cool" with that team being the Redskins Published September 9, 2018

FILE - In this Aug. 30, 2018, file photo, Indianapolis Colts quarterback Andrew Luck works the sidelines before the first half of an NFL preseason football game against the Cincinnati Bengals, in Cincinnati. When Andrew Luck gazes over Cincinnatis defense Sunday, hell see some of the leagues top pass rushers.(AP Photo/Gary Landers, File)

Andrew Luck injured shoulder snowboarding in 2016

When the Indianapolis Colts take on the Cincinnati Bengals on Sunday, quarterback Andrew Luck will play in his first game since the 2016 season. He missed all of last season while recovering from shoulder surgery to repair a torn labrum. Published September 9, 2018