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Rich Campbell was a staff writer for The Washington Times.

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"The goal is longevity in the league," Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III says. "You also want to win. I think I proved how tough I am and the heart that I have on the football field and my teammates know that." (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

REDSKINS 2013: Washington seeks staying power among NFL's elite

Winning in the NFL is elusive. The league is structured to foster competitive balance and parity. In the NFL, what goes up eventually comes down. The ultimate goal, then, is staying power — maximizing potential, sustaining a high standard and keeping the window to success open for as long as possible. Published September 5, 2013

Washington Redskins wide receiver Leonard Hankerson immerses himself in fatherhood by taking care of his children personally and financially. His job as an NFL player keeps him away at times but lets him provide for Leonard, Kienarria and Lenaris. (Cristobal Herrera/special to The Washington Times)

With no blueprint, Redskin Hankerson seeks success as dad

The two football fields at Lauderhill Middle School come alive each weeknight during the summer and fall. Youth football teams of all ages practice on their allotted sections of turf. Whistles chirp between the crunches of shoulder pads and helmets. Cheerleader squads rehearse their routines on the periphery. Published September 3, 2013

Washington Redskins wide receiver Leonard Hankerson plays with his 11 month-old son Lenaris at their home in Lauderhill, Florida on July 18, 2013. (Cristobal Herrera/For The Washington Times)

Redskins receiver Leonard Hankerson learning to manage family life with football career

Leonard Hankerson is experiencing what his father could not. Being a dad fortifies his identity as he becomes a man himself at age 24. He navigates typical challenges of fatherhood in an atypical dynamic: He is operating without a blueprint; he's the product of a culture in which raising children is optional for fathers in many cases, and his job as a receiver for the Washington Redskins significantly impacts his role as a provider and caretaker for his children. Published September 3, 2013

Tennessee Titans defensive end Derrick Morgan (91) closes in on Washington Redskins running back Roy Helu (29) in the first quarter of a preseason NFL football game on Thursday, Aug. 8, 2013, in Nashville, Tenn. (AP Photo/Mark Zaleski)

Healthy again, Roy Helu Jr. looks to make impact in Redskins' backfield

Helu successfully returned to game action on Aug. 8, finishing with 57 yards on 13 carries against the Tennessee Titans. It was an important milestone for a Redskins offense that is counting on Helu to complement featured running back Alfred Morris. Published August 18, 2013

Newly drafted Washington Redskins safety Bacarri Rambo (second from left) and cornerback David Amerson (right) come off the field with a coach following minicamp at Redskins Park in Ashburn, Va., on Sunday, May 5, 2013. Also pictured is tryout cornerback Akeem Auguste (22). (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

Redskins' rookie secondary trio to get long preseason look

Coaches and teammates are optimistic about Bacarri Rambo, David Amerson and Phillip Thomas through 11 days of training camp. All three won't necessarily begin the regular season with the first string, but they will have opportunities to grow together during the four games this month. Published August 7, 2013

Washington Redskins quarterback Kirk Cousins (12) and teammate Robert Griffin III, right, look for receivers during the afternoon practice at the NFL football team's training camp in Richmond,Va. Monday, Aug. 5, 2013. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)

Kirk Cousins a familiar face for Redskins offense this time

As Cousins quarterbacks the Redskins' starting offense through three of four preseason games beginning Thursday night on the road against the Tennessee Titans, he believes he is better equipped to seize an opportunity that's important for him and the franchise. Published August 5, 2013

Washington Redskins outside linebacker Brian Orakpo (98) puts on his helmet at the start of a NFL football organized team activity at Redskins Park, Ashburn, Va., Thursday, June 6, 2013. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

Brian Orakpo's return could transform Redskins' defense

When the Redskins beat Dallas on Dec. 30 to win the NFC East, many players dressed and filed out of the locker room as if it were any old victory. Not Orakpo. He shouted and cheered a title he was not on the field to help win. Published August 1, 2013

Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III tosses a pass during NFL football training camp in Richmond, Va. Thursday, July 25, 2013. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)

RG3 delights fans with fumble return on Day 1 of camp

The crowd of 4,000 in the morning and 6,100 in the afternoon cheered his every move and occasionally chanted his name. They were most excited by a play during afternoon team drills that Griffin wasn't even supposed to be part of. Published July 25, 2013

Bill Haas reacts after winning the AT&T National golf tournament at Congressional Country Club, Sunday, June 30, 2013, in Bethesda, Md. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)

AT&T National: Bill Haas avoids reversal of fortune for 5th PGA Tour win

"As many times as I've choked and hit bad shots and I've been nervous and it hasn't worked out, I was feeling all those things today," Haas said. "To hit good quality golf shots down the stretch is such a good feeling. I wish I could explain it. It's amazing." Published June 30, 2013