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Here is what you need to know on this Tuesday, July 10, 16 days before the Washington Redskins start training camp.  

The Redskins’ interception leaders 1992-2017

Note: I am out west visiting family for several days. For Need to Know I’m going to present some lists of who the Redskins’ leaders are in various statistical categories since the Redskins last went to the Super Bowl in 1991. Hope you enjoy and I’ll be back in a few days. As always, thanks for reading. 

Here are the Redskins’ leaders in interceptions since 1992:

  1. Darrell Green (1992-2002) 25
  2. DeAngelo Hall (2008-2017) 23
  3. (tie) Champ Bailey (1999-2003) 18
  4. (tie) Tom Carter (1993-1996) 18
  5. (tie) Fred Smoot (2001-2004, 2007-2009) 18

Green had amazing longevity playing 20 seasons for the Redskins. If you push the start of the time frame back to Green’s first year (1983-2017) he is tied for seventh among all players with 54. He is tied for first with Eric Allen among those who exclusively played cornerback during their careers. 

Bailey accumulated 34 more interceptions in his 10 seasons with the Broncos. Certainly, many Redskins still rue the day he was sent to Denver. I hated that it had to be done but he would have ended up elsewhere after one or two franchise tags ala Kirk Cousins. 

Everyone remembers Smoot. Carter is usually an afterthought if he is thought of at all. He was the Redskins’ first-round pick in 1993 and he played four seasons before moving on to the Bears and later the Bengals. The Notre Dame product played a total of nine years and intercepted 27 passes. 

 

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