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Redskins kick off Breast Cancer Awareness Month


Redskins kick off Breast Cancer Awareness Month

On an otherwise gray afternoon at FedEx Field, luckily the forecast also called for a flurry of pink.Tanya Snyder, wife of Redskins owner, Daniel M. Snyder, along with the first ladies of Washington and members of Zeta Tau Alpha sorority welcomed fans with 'THINK-PINK!' ribbons and educational materials in support of the NFL's Breast Cancer Awareness campaign.Mrs. Snyder, a breast cancer survivor herself, along with ZTA, started the campaign over a decade ago. Washington served as pioneers of the initiative, being the only squad in the league to participate at that time.Amanda, a member of the University of Maryland chapter of Zeta was moved by a male fan whom was proudly adorned with 8 ribbons he had collected from years past.Brianne, was one of the cheerleaders who braved the rain and a member of Zeta, is personally connected to the cause as her grandmother lost her battle with cancer. She said it was 'pretty cool' to see two of her favorite things, Zeta and the Redskins, come together for this cause.The Redskins players, also joined the effort to 'tackle breast cancer.' Most notably the Redskins rookie QB who wore a pink sleeve on this throwing arm. Today, no touchdown could be complete with out a little pink.
RG3 sportin' the pink

Tanya Snyder rollin' deep in pink

Cheerleaders handing out ribbons and flyers....

Members of the Zeta Tau Alpha sorority with the First Ladies of Football, why wouldn't guys stop by for a ribbon?

Our CSN photog thinking 'pink' - suits him well!

Tarik El-Bashir, our Redskins Insider, prepping for his live shot. Who knew pink and 'Blue Steel' looked so good together?

Courtney, a Breast Cancer Survivor All-Star, showing up the cheerleaders!

Pink pom-poms!

More poms...why not?

And the clutch guy of the 1st half...Ryan Kerrigan!

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Who is Nick Rose? Three things you should know about the new Redskins kicker


Who is Nick Rose? Three things you should know about the new Redskins kicker

Here are three things you need to know about Nick Rose, who was signed on Tuesday to replace Dustin Hopkins.

1) His next NFL kick will be his first one

Rose has spent offseason time with the Falcons and 49ers since entering the league in 2016 after his collegiate career at Texas. However, he has never attempted a regular season field goal or PAT, so the first time he does so with the Redskins will be the first time ever for him as a pro.

The 23-year-old certainly has potential: He was one of the nation's top touchback producers in 2014 and 2015 for the Longhorns, so distance on kickoffs and field goals shouldn't be an issue (this video of him nailing one from 80, yes, 80, backs that up). What remains to be seen is whether he can split the uprights for Washington.

For what it's worth, Hopkins was totally inexperienced in the NFL when he first signed with the Burgundy and Gold, too.


2) He can make kicks in unconventional ways

While this doesn't come across as something Jay Gruden would ever want Rose to try in, say, this Monday's game in Philly, Rose can sink chip shots while simultaneously completing a backflip.

Ever seen Adam Vinatieri do that? Nope, didn't think so.

3) He beat out at least three other candidates for the job

With Hopkins likely done for the year with a hip issue, the Redskins worked out a handful of replacement options on Tuesday.

It was Rose, though, who emerged with a contract. He earned it over at least three other guys, including veterans Mike Nugent and Andrew Franks. Now he must bring that strong leg, as well as some accuracy, when called upon to ensure the 'Skins don't miss out on any points on a weekly basis.

Making kicks in the middle of backflips is fun, sure. But making them in front of national TV audiences instead of a YouTube audience is probably more fun. Let's see if Rose has what it takes to stick around.


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Redskins kicker Dustin Hopkins headed to injured reserve, per sources


Redskins kicker Dustin Hopkins headed to injured reserve, per sources

Redskins kicker Dustin Hopkins will likely not play again this year, a source with knowledge of the situation tells our JP Finlay.

The team placed Hopkins on the injured reserve list, which means he's out at least eight weeks. To replace him, the Redskins signed Nick Rose, per NFL Network.

In his third season with Washington, Hopkins had made nearly 82 percent of his field goals this year. He made 12 of 13 extra points, but missed a very important extra point in Sunday's win over the 49ers.

Hopkins had a very strong leg, capable of touchbacks on kickoffs nearly every time the situation called for it. 

Rose is yet to play in the NFL but spent time with the 49ers. He kicked collegiately at the University of Texas.

As a senior in Austin last year, Rose made 13 of 17 field goals and 38 of 39 extra points.