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Rich Campbell

Rich Campbell was a staff writer for The Washington Times.

Articles by Rich Campbell

**FILE** Washington Redskins defensive tackle Kedric Golston watches the action from the bench during the first half of an NFL football game against the New York Giants in Landover, Md. Monday, Dec. 3, 2012. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)

Quiet Redskins bring back Kedric Golston, Sav Rocca

Overall, coach Mike Shanahan lived up to his word. The Redskins mostly remained idle, limited by having only $3 million or so of salary cap space because of their $18 million cap penalty. Published March 12, 2013

Washington Redskins cornerback DeAngelo Hall (23) walks off the field after being ejected in the fourth quarter at Heinz Field, Pittsburgh, Pa., Oct. 28, 2012. (Preston Keres/Special to The Washington Times)

Redskins scramble to overcome salary cap penalty as market opens

General manager Bruce Allen, in his first detailed comments about the penalty, called it a "travesty of fairness." Coach Mike Shanahan, meanwhile, expressed frustration but vowed to make the best of the team's financial limitations. Published March 11, 2013

Washington Redskins' Lorenzo Alexander (pictured at the November 2011 grand opening) partners with teammate Kedric Golston to run The Studio MBS in Ashburn. (Pratik Shah/The Washington Times)

Lorenzo Alexander, Kedric Golston among NFL players who are all business off field

The Redskins' Alexander and Golston are among several pairs of NFL teammates or former teammates who have ventured together into the business world. Some players pursue it as a hobby. Others hope to maximize their celebrity and disposable income to start building for their lives after football. Published March 3, 2013

Senior Bowl North Squad defensive back Johnathan Cyprien of Florida International (37) talks with reporters during Senior Bowl football practice at Ladd-Peebles Stadium in Mobile, Ala., Tuesday, Jan. 22, 2013.(AP Photo/Dave Martin)

Secondary help a primary need for cash-strapped Redskins

Washington's first pick isn't until 51st overall, so it will miss out on the first defensive backs selected. However, the depth of talent means the Redskins likely will have the option to draft a quality player who can start as a rookie. Published February 25, 2013

Chip Kelly is the first new Eagles coach in 15 years. The former Oregon coach brings a high-scoring philosophy to the NFL, and the rest of the NFC East is paying close attention. (Associated Press)

Eagles under Chip Kelly present mysterious challenge

For the past four seasons, Chip Kelly coached the University of Oregon and built one of college football's most dynamic programs. The protocols he established there included scoring points, winning games and scoring more points. Now he hopes to do the same in Philadelphia. Published February 24, 2013

Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III (10) tests out his injured knee on the sideline after being hit after a touchdown pass in the first quarter as the Washington Redskins play the Seattle Seahawks during the NFC wild card game at FedEx Field, Landover, Md., Sunday, January 6, 2013. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

RG3 tweets: Aiming for Week 1 return but won’t risk career for it

After Robert Griffin III and Adidas on Tuesday morning launched an advertising campaign centered on his targeted return for the start of the 2013 regular season, Griffin made public assurances he won't rush his recovery from knee surgery. Published February 19, 2013

Gov. Bob McDonnell, center left, shakes hands with Bruce Allen, center right, general manager of the Washington Redskins NFL football team, alongside first lady of Virginia Maureen McDonnell and Richmond Mayor Dwight Jones during a groundbreaking ceremony for the future site of the Bon Secours Washington Redskins Training Center, Thursday, Feb. 14, 2013, in Richmond, Va. (AP Photo/Richmond Times-Dispatch, Daniel Sangjib Min)

Bruce Allen defends Redskins’ nickname; team not considering change

"I'm proud to be the general manager of the Washington Redskins," the general manager said. "We represent an iconic sports franchise that's 81 years old, that involves millions of fans worldwide, that has thousands of alumni. It's ludicrous to think in any way that we're trying to upset anybody." Published February 14, 2013

Washington Capitals defenseman John Carlson, right, celebrates a goal scored by teammate Troy Brouwer (20) and Nicklas Backstrom (19), of Sweden, during the first period of an NHL hockey game against the Florida Panthers, Saturday, Feb. 9, 2013, in Washington. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)

In rare win, Capitals execute Adam Oates’ blueprint for success

Aggressive forechecking resulted in goals. They stayed out of the penalty box, for the most part. Defenders deftly navigated the Panthers' forecheck. And goalie Braden Holtby jumpstarted the offense with a superb pass that resulted in a goal. Published February 10, 2013

** FILE ** Robert Griffin III of the Washington Redskins accepts the award for AP Offensive Rookie of the Year presented by Pepsi Max at the 2nd Annual NFL Honors on Saturday, Feb. 2, 2013, in New Orleans. (Photo by AJ Mast/Invision/AP)

RG3 has long road ahead, expects to be ready for opener

As Robert Griffin III held the golden AP Offensive Rookie of the Year trophy at the Mahalia Jackson Theater on Saturday evening, he appreciated how much he had to accomplish to realize that moment. Published February 3, 2013

Robert Griffin III of the Washington Redskins accepts the award for AP Offensive Rookie of the Year presented by Pepsi Max at the 2nd Annual NFL Honors on Saturday, Feb. 2, 2013 in New Orleans. (Photo by AJ Mast/Invision/AP)

RG3 voted AP Offensive Rookie of the Year

Griffin accepted the award at the NFL Honors show, his first public appearance since undergoing surgery on Jan. 9 to revise the reconstruction of the ACL and repair the torn lateral collateral ligament in his right knee. Published February 2, 2013

Running the zone-read scheme to peak efficiency in a divisional playoff victory over Green Bay, San Francisco’s Colin Kaepernick gained 181 yards rushing — the most ever gained in a single game by a quarterback in NFL history. (Associated Press)

CAMPBELL: Zone-read option gets Super Bowl stage

Don't let the Harbaugh brothers divert your attention from a coaching matchup that will have a greater effect on the final outcome of Super Bowl XLVII -- or, as we might eventually remember it, the first Super Bowl of the Quarterback Zone Read Era. Published January 22, 2013

**FILE** Washington Redskins running back Tim Hightower warms up during the team's NFL football training camp practice at Redskins Park in Ashburn, Va., on July 30, 2012. (Associated Press)

Former Redskins learn all ACL injuries are different

As doctors expect Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III to rehabilitate his surgically repaired right knee ligaments and meniscus in time for the 2013 season, teammate Tim Hightower is proof that timetables are nothing more than frameworks established by precedents. Published January 14, 2013

Redskins tackle Tyler Polumbus (74) helps a hobbled Robert Griffin III after the quarterback was shaken up on an illegal hit in the first quarter. Griffin had first aggravated his injured right knee two plays earlier on a rollout. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

RG3 was ‘scared’ after initially hurting knee

The relief in Robert Griffin III's voice is haunting now. The dramatic irony is one big punch to the Washington Redskins' collective gut. Griffin chuckled early in Sunday's playoff loss to Seattle, hopeful he escaped a serious knee injury. As we know now, he ultimately did not. Published January 10, 2013

Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III returns to the huddle after hurting his right knee as he fell awkwardly while throwing an incomplete pass during the first quarter of their NFL wild card playoff football game against the Seattle Seahawks in Landover, Md.., on Jan. 6, 2013. (Associated Press/The Virginian-Pilot)

RG3 watch focuses on future with knee surgery complete

The eight-month countdown to the start of the 2013 Washington Redskins' regular season began in earnest Wednesday when quarterback Robert Griffin III emerged from surgery. Renowned orthopedist James Andrews reconstructed the anterior cruciate ligament and repaired the lateral collateral ligament in Griffin's right knee. Now Griffin is rehabilitating against the clock. Published January 9, 2013