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Rich Campbell

Rich Campbell was a staff writer for The Washington Times.

Articles by Rich Campbell

NFL owners vote to ratify 10-year CBA; players skeptical of deal

The NFL lockout was conditionally lifted Thursday evening after the league's owners voted to ratify a 10-year collective bargaining agreement. However, players immediately balked at the proposal and accused owners of approving settlement terms that were not negotiated. Published July 21, 2011

Jay Schroeder and a host of Redskins teammates wore sandwich board strike signs outside the team's training facility Sept. 22, 1987. When running back Wayne Wilson (above right) and other replacement players took the field, Washington went 3-0 - including a 13-7 Monday night win over Dallas.

1987 Redskins: A team, indivisible

Joe Gibbs' stomach was rumbling when he emerged from the Washington Redskins coaches' meeting Saturday night, Oct. 3, 1987. He was, by his own admission, "kind of snarly anyway" because it was the night before a game against the division rival St. Louis Cardinals. On that occasion, however, Gibbs was even more anxious than usual. Published July 6, 2011


Through long rehab, Chien-Ming Wang longs to reward Nats’ patience

The front door of the cramped home clubhouse at 81-year-old Municipal Stadium opens directly into the main parking lot, where fans are free to wait for their heroes after Hagerstown Suns games. On Monday night, they congregated minutes after the final out and waited for one man. Published June 28, 2011

Will Montgomery (with ball) gets ready for a play on the line of scrimmage during an informal Redskins practice at a facility in Northern Virginia in June 2011. (Rod Lamkey Jr./The Washington Times)

Redskins kept offensive line intact, despite unit being a weakness last year

Kory Lichtensteiger was away from his television during the NFL draft in April, so he had his wife send him a text message of each Washington Redskins selection. There was a natural sense of relief as name after name popped up on his phone. Not until the final round did the Redskins select an offensive lineman. Published June 16, 2011

Washington Redskins’ starting left tackle is ready to find his consistency this season. The fourth overall pick in the 2010 draft appears to be in good shape entering training camp. (Associated Press)

Trent Williams a no-show at Redskins’ workouts

While more than 30 Washington Redskins players gather this week to practice, build camaraderie and maybe, just maybe, improve some element of their game that could eventually transfer to the standings, Trent Williams is more than 1,200 miles away. Published June 15, 2011

Redskins taking some seats out in favor of party decks at FedEx Field

FedEx Field is undergoing yet another facelift, but this time the Washington Redskins are taking seats out. A major renovation to construct party decks at both ends of the stadium's upper level is under way. The multimillion dollar project is expected to reduce the seating capacity by several thousand and conclude in time for the start of the 2012 season, according to a team source who requested anonymity because the Redskins have not officially announced the project. Published June 7, 2011


Rendon at No. 6 pleases Nationals

Major League Baseball’s amateur draft is typically more predictable than those of its professional football and basketball brethren for the simple fact that baseball teams are not allowed to trade draft picks. There’s no chance of a team causing chaos by jumping ahead of another to snag a coveted prospect at the last moment. Published June 6, 2011

Redskins plan more informal workouts

Washington Redskins players have scheduled their next set of informal practices for June 14-16, special teams captain Lorenzo Alexander said Thursday. Published June 2, 2011

**FILE** Washington Redskins defensive tackle Albert Haynesworth (Associated Press)

Misdemeanor charge against Redskins’ Haynesworth dropped

A misdemeanor assault charge against Washington Redskins defensive lineman Albert Haynesworth was dismissed Tuesday in Fairfax County court under a statute that allows for such a dismissal if the victim acknowledges he received satisfaction for the injury. Published May 31, 2011

MVP Briggs made most of second chance for Cavs

Colin Briggs stood on the Virginia lacrosse team's sideline in street clothes Saturday afternoon wondering if he would finish the season as a bystander. Published May 30, 2011

Pat Harbeson (11) of the Virginia Cavaliers celebrates the Cavaliers' 9-7 victory over the Maryland Terrapins for the 2011 NCAA Lacrosse Championship at M&T Bank Stadium in Baltimore on Monday, May 30, 2011. (Rod Lamkey Jr./The Washington Times)

Cavs trip up Terps’ march to lacrosse title

Legions of Maryland's loyal college lacrosse subjects made the quick trip here to the sport's capital Monday hoping to witness a coronation 36 years in the making. It had been that long since the Terrapins' last national championship, and there were reasons to think this was their day to reclaim the crown. Published May 30, 2011

Informal workouts give Redskins jump on basics

DeAngelo Hall had just intercepted John Beck's throw near the goal line Thursday during the Washington Redskins' informal minicamp when Beck approached the Pro Bowl cornerback with a question. Published May 26, 2011

Redskins receiver Brandon Banks moves on from stabbing

Watching Brandon Banks zip around the football field Wednesday morning, you'd never know that his abdomen bears the scar of a knife wound. That's the way Banks wants it, though. Out of sight and out of mind. Published May 25, 2011

Labor chief DeMaurice Smith updates Redskins on lockout

The Washington Redskins on Tuesday morning welcomed a surprise guest to their players-only practice. DeMaurice Smith, the executive director of the decertified NFL Players Association, showed up to preach solidarity to players and update them about the ongoing labor battle. Published May 24, 2011