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Trio of Redskins Super Bowl-Winning Quarterbacks to Appear on 'SportsTalk Live with Brian Mitchell' on CSN Tonight at 10 p.m.

Trio of Redskins Super Bowl-Winning Quarterbacks to Appear on 'SportsTalk Live with Brian Mitchell' on CSN Tonight at 10 p.m.

EXTENDED EPISODE FEATURES JOE THEISMANN, DOUG WILLIAMS AND MARK RYPIEN IN FIRST JOINT TELEVISION INTERVIEW

BETHESDA, Md. – Jan. 6, 2016– CSN Mid-Atlantic’s weeknight talk and debate program, SportsTalk Live with Brian Mitchell, will feature the first joint television appearance by all three Washington Redskins Super Bowl-winning quarterbacks, Joe Theismann, Doug Williams and Mark Rypien, tonight at 10 p.m. and 12 a.m. 

The wide-ranging conversation with the three legendary Redskins is led by Mitchell – a member of the Redskins Super Bowl XXVI championship team – and co-host Rob Carlin. In addition to tonight’s special one-hour SportsTalk Live with Brian Mitchell, the exclusive content will be featured across CSN’s news and analysis programs and digital media platforms leading up to the Redskins NFC Wild Card game against Green Bay on Sunday, Jan. 10.

The topics covered during the interview include: how winning the Super Bowl changed their lives, their memories of playing for former Redskins head coach Joe Gibbs, current Redskins quarterback Kirk Cousins, and the importance of the Redskins passionate fans. They also discuss Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers and how the championship Redskins teams they led would fare against today’s Redskins. 

Special one-hour editions of SportsTalk Live with Brian Mitchell are being presented this week to provide expanded Redskins commentary, debate and interviews at 10 p.m. tonight and Friday and 10:30 p.m. on Thursday. The shows will encore that night (12 a.m. tonight and Friday and 12:30 a.m. Thursday) and the next morning.

CSN’s extensive Redskins playoff coverage this week is highlighted by more than two hours of original news, analysis and entertainment programming each day; exclusive gameday coverage on Redskins Kickoff, Redskins Postgame Live and #RedskinsTalk; and expanded content across its digital media platforms, which are led by CSNmidatlantic.com.

All dates and times are subject to change. For complete CSN program listings, please visit CSNmidatlantic.com.

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CSN Mid-Atlantic, part of NBC Sports Regional Networks, is the official sports network of the NFL’s Washington Redskins and Baltimore Ravens, NHL’s Washington Capitals, NBA’s Washington Wizards, MLS’s D.C. United, Atlantic Coast Conference and Colonial Athletic Association. CSN Mid-Atlantic – the leading multiplatform sports media organization serving the District of Columbia, Maryland and Virginia – delivers more than 500 live events per year, along with Emmy Award-winning news, analysis and entertainment programming, to more than 4.7 million homes. CSN Mid-Atlantic’s digital portfolio, highlighted by CSNmidatlantic.com, is the region’s top online source for written, video and interactive sports content. Follow CSN Mid-Atlantic on Twitter at @CSNMA.

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Week 6's Redskins game marked another successful celebration of the THINK-PINK! campaign

Week 6's Redskins game marked another successful celebration of the THINK-PINK! campaign

During the Redskins-Panthers Week 6 matchup, the FedEx Field end zones ditched their usual gold trim for some pink instead. As it turns out, burgundy and pink go quite well together.

The reason for the change was to celebrate the Redskins Breast Cancer Awareness game as well as the 20th anniversary of Tanya Snyder's THINK-PINK! campaign.

Mrs. Snyder started the movement two decades ago by passing out 8,000 handmade pink ribbons at the team's stadium meant to remind people that early detection of breast cancer can make a major difference.

Now, her campaign has gone league-wide and is the reason you see so many players wearing pink in October, fans waving pink towels in the stands and other awareness-raising initiatives throughout the NFL.

"Very, very, very proud," Snyder said while handing out ribbons before the Washington-Carolina game. "We're not finished, but we are making a difference with early detection. So I'm beaming." 

For more information on Snyder and the NFL's breast cancer efforts, head to redskins.com/thinkpink. And for more details about the events held at FedEx Field during Week 6, check out the video above.

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Dwight Howard practices for first time with Wizards, raising likelihood he plays in opener

Dwight Howard practices for first time with Wizards, raising likelihood he plays in opener

On Monday, for the first time since 2018-19 training camp began, the Wizards were complete.

Dwight Howard, who missed three weeks due to a strained piriformis muscle, participated in his first full practice with his new team. The 32-year-old signed a free agent deal with the Wizards in July, but had yet to take the court due to the injury, which began bothering him shortly before camp began on Sept. 25.

Howard had a setback on Oct. 6 and saw a specialist in New York. He received a pain injection on Tuesday and on Saturday began shooting again.

After clearing that hurdle, he was ready to be a full-go with his new teammates.

"It felt pretty good. I really gotta catch my wind and learn some of the offense. But other than that, it felt pretty good," Howard said of Day 1.

Howard practicing on Monday gives him two more days to work with before the Wizards open their season on Thursday at home against the Miami Heat. Both he and head coach Scott Brooks say it's too early to tell if he will be available.

"We'll see how it feels. I will do everything I can to make myself available for all 82 games," Howard said.

Howard not only has to play himself into game shape, he has to develop chemistry and timing with his new teammates. He missed all five of their preseason games.

If Howard can play, that would certainly be a positive turn of events for the Wizards. As of the end of last week, it seemed highly unlikely he would be ready when the regular season began.

But Howard turned a corner and now appears to be coming along quicker than once expected. 

"It was probably our best practice of training camp," Brooks said Monday after finally getting Howard into the mix.

"He has a natural feel. His IQ was pretty high, I was impressed with that. He picked things up."

Howard signed a two-year contract worth $11 million to join the Wizards in July.

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