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Rich Campbell

Rich Campbell was a staff writer for The Washington Times.

Articles by Rich Campbell

Washington Redskins quarterback Rex Grossman sits on the beach during the second half of an NFL preseason football game against the Pittsburgh Steelers in Landover, Md., on Friday, Aug. 12, 2011. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)

Rex Grossman can make the Redskins better in 2011

The blockbuster quarterback competition between Rex Grossman and John Beck has made the Washington Redskins a national punch line this summer. That's understandable. Grossman couldn't turn his 2006 Super Bowl appearance into any sort of staying power in Chicago, and Beck is competing with an intern's résumé. Published August 12, 2011

Redskins-Steelers: 5 Questions

Here are five questions for which I'll be looking for answers in the Washington Redskins' preseason opener against the Pittsburgh Steelers on Friday night. Published August 12, 2011

Being burned on TD pass serves to stoke DeJon Gomes’ fire

Receiver Anthony Armstrong beat cornerback Byron Westbrook for a touchdown on a deep post pattern during Washington Redskins practice Wednesday. Rex Grossman's long throw was accurate with nice touch, but more importantly it provided a learning opportunity for rookie safety DeJon Gomes. Published August 11, 2011

Washington Redskins linebacker Ryan Kerrigan (53) arrives on the field for another day of training camp at Redskins Park in Ashburn, Va., on August 1, 2011. (Rod Lamkey Jr./The Washington Times)

Kerrigan not definite as starter in preseason opener

First-round pick Ryan Kerrigan might not start at left outside linebacker in the regular-season opener against the New York Giants on Sept. 11. Instead, the Redskins might ease him into the starting lineup as he makes the transition from defensive end. Published August 10, 2011

Groin strain keeps John Beck out of Redskins practice again

Quarterback John Beck's strained groin prevented him from fully participating in practice again Tuesday, and his availability for the Washington Redskins' preseason opener against the Pittsburgh Steelers on Friday remains in doubt. Published August 9, 2011

Redskins fullback Darrel Young's only NFL touchdown came on a 3-yard reception. (Rod Lamkey Jr./The Washington Times)

Redskins’ Darrel Young gets inspiration from across the world

It was about 8 a.m. Tuesday in Kandahar, Afghanistan when Darrel Young scored his first and only NFL touchdown. Back in Landover, Md., on that rainy Monday night last November, the reaction among Washington Redskins fans inside FedEx Field was subdued. Their team was being bludgeoned by the Philadelphia Eagles, and this hardly was any consolation. Published August 8, 2011

** FILE ** Washington Redskins quarterback John Beck drops back for a pass during training camp at Redskins Park in Ashburn, Va., on Wednesday, Aug. 3, 2011. (Rod Lamkey Jr./The Washington Times)

Redskins QB Beck questionable for preseason opener

A day off wasn't enough for quarterback John Beck's injured groin to fully heal. He sat out team drills during the Redskins' practice on Monday morning, and his status for Friday's preseason opener against the Pittsburgh Steelers is in doubt. Published August 8, 2011

Chester’s quickness key in zone blocking

Maybe Chris Chester simply was destined to play for Mike Shanahan at some point during his NFL career. When you examine Chester's background, it just makes sense that a coach who loves athletic linemen eventually would seek him out. Published August 7, 2011

Redskins QB John Beck injures groin

Quarterback John Beck endured a setback in his quest to win the Washington Redskins' starting quarterback job when he left team drills Saturday afternoon because of discomfort in a groin muscle. Published August 6, 2011

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

Redskins rookie Jarvis Jenkins provides burst off the line

A man must possess certain physical attributes in order to turn another man into a blocking sled. Power and quickness are the most important, and Washington Redskins rookie Jarvis Jenkins has both. Published August 4, 2011

Jabar Gaffney had 65 catches for 875 yards with Denver last season. (Rod Lamkey Jr./The Washington Times)

Redskins’ Shanahan happy with new group of receivers

Mike Shanahan didn't like what he saw Wednesday morning as the Washington Redskins went through position drills. Second-year wide receiver Anthony Armstrong drifted toward the sideline after catching a pass instead of sharply turning upfield. Shanahan was displeased enough to stop the drill and correct the mistake. Published August 3, 2011

Washington Redskins first-string running back Ryan Torain injured his hand in practice Wednesday and is set to visit a hand specialist. Coaches are confident that he will not miss more than a few weeks if it is fractured. (Rod Lamkey Jr./The Washington Times)

Redskins first-string RB Ryan Torain injures hand in practice

Redskins running back Ryan Torain was scheduled to visit a hand specialist Wednesday evening after injuring his left hand during the morning practice. Coaches are confident, however, that Torain wouldn't miss more than a couple of weeks if his hand is fractured. Published August 3, 2011

Redskins quarterback Rex Grossman threw for 884 yards and seven touchdowns with an 81.2 passer rating in 2010. (Associated Press)

Redskins’ QB call is no snap decision

Rex Grossman stood on the Redskins Park sideline in gym clothes Tuesday afternoon and sized up his competition. While John Beck took snaps with the first-team offense during the Washington Redskins' practice, Grossman savored the arrival of an opportunity for which he has waited more than three years. Published August 2, 2011