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Rich Campbell

Rich Campbell was a staff writer for The Washington Times.

Articles by Rich Campbell

Redskins’ 53-man roster loaded with receivers

Washington Redskins coaches spent the summer touting their newly-established depth at the receiver position. Last year's group wasn't good enough to scare opposing defenses, so they added five new receivers via the draft, free agency and trades. The new corps, they said, was replete with players whose unique talents would challenge defensive backs and bring out the best in each other. Published September 3, 2011

Beck inconsistent in preseason finale

John Beck’s final audition for the Washington Redskins’ starting quarterback job wasn’t exactly a performance that warrants an encore. Published September 1, 2011

Washington Redskins quarterbacks Rex Grossman (left) and John Beck take part in passing drills during training camp. (Rod Lamkey Jr./The Washington Times)

Redskins-Buccaneers: 5 Questions

Here are five questions for which I’ll be looking for answers in the Washington Redskins‘ final preseason game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Thursday night. Published August 31, 2011

Shanahan mum on pick for Redskins’ starting quarterback

All the intrigue and suspense involved in the Washington Redskins' starting quarterback competition is just too much to be contained in a four-game preseason. This one appears headed to overtime. Published August 31, 2011

For Redskins on bubble, one last game to make an impact

When Brandyn Thompson takes inventory of everything he has done for the Washington Redskins over the past five weeks, his tumbling interception in the second preseason game doesn't come to mind first. That is the type of play he expects to make, so there's no reason for it to stand out. Published August 30, 2011

Kelly among Redskins’ first round of cuts

Oft-injured receiver Malcolm Kelly's tenure with the Washington Redskins reached its expected conclusion on Tuesday when the club waived him at the league deadline for reducing the team's roster to 80 players. Published August 30, 2011

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Redskins quarterbacks John Beck (12) and Rex Grossman (8) have left outside observers with positive impressions as Week 1 draws near.

Beck, Grossman still a split decision

It's OK if you've cracked a joke or two about the blockbuster John Beck-Rex Grossman quarterback competition over the past four months. You can admit it. You're not alone. Published August 29, 2011

Rookie Jenkins moves on with season over

Jarvis Jenkins smiled as he chatted with teammates outside the Washington Redskins' locker room Monday. The wrap on his injured right knee is something he has accepted. Published August 29, 2011

Hightower’s touchdown run was group effort

Through three preseason games, the Washington Redskins' running attack has worked in ways that were possible only on a chalkboard last season. Published August 28, 2011

**FILE** Redskins defensive end Jarvis Jenkins was drafted 41st overall out of Clemson in April. (Associated Press)

Redskins’ line moves on without Jenkins

While Jarvis Jenkins lay on the M&T Bank Stadium turf clutching his right knee Thursday night, Washington Redskins coach Mike Shanahan's heart sank when he watched the replay on the videoboard. He saw how Jenkins' knee buckled and knew it was serious. Published August 27, 2011

DeAngelo Hall of the Washington Redskins (23) celebrates his  touchdown from an interception in the first quarter at M & T Bank Stadium in Baltimore, Md, Thursday, August 25, 2011. (Rod Lamkey Jr./The Washington Times)

Redskins-Ravens Film Review: Defense

My observations, analysis and conclusions about the Washington Redskins' defense after re-watching their 34-31 preseason loss to the Baltimore Ravens using the TV broadcast: Published August 26, 2011

Quarterback Rex Grossman of the Washington Redskins hands off to Dante Barnes in preseason football at M&T Bank Stadium in Baltimore, MD, Thursday, August 25, 2011. (Andrew Harnik / The Washington Times)

Redskins-Ravens Film Review: Offense

My observations, analysis and conclusions about the Washington Redskins' offense after re-watching their 34-31 preseason loss to the Baltimore Ravens using the TV broadcast: Published August 26, 2011

**FILE** Redskins defensive end Jarvis Jenkins was drafted 41st overall out of Clemson in April. (Associated Press)

Redskins DE Jarvis Jenkins likely to miss season with torn ACL

Washington Redskins rookie defensive end Jarvis Jenkins is expected to miss the 2011 season after tearing the anterior cruciate ligament in his right knee during Thursday's preseason loss to the Baltimore Ravens. Published August 26, 2011

Washington Redskins QB John Beck (12) completed 14 of 17 passes for 140 yards and no touchdowns or interceptions in the Redskins' preseason 16-3 victory over the Indianapolis Colts on Aug. 1, 2011. (Associated Press)

Redskins-Ravens: 5 Questions

Here are five questions for which I’ll be looking for answers in the Washington Redskins' third preseason game against the Baltimore Ravens on Thursday night. Published August 24, 2011