NFL.com did a spin around the NFL and looked for a player on each team who could be set to have a breakout year in 2012. While I dont always agree with their take on things, I wholeheartedly endorse their selection of Leonard Hankerson as the Redskins potential breakout layer.Hankerson might not have been in to conversation to be a breakout player this year had he not injured his hip in Week 10 against the Dolphins last year. Had he been able to play in the Redskins final seven games he might have broken out in 2011. The rookie dominated a pretty good Miami secondary, catching eight passes for 106 yards before getting injured late in the game.Now, Hankerson was not going to average eight catches for 100 yards the rest of the way but he certainly had the potential to be the teams top receiver and biggest threat for the last half of the season.But as it turned out all of that had to wait until this year. And if he was going to break out last year with Rex Grossman at quarterback, then he has the potential to really burst onto the scene with Robert Griffin III throwing him the ball. From the NFL.com article:Griffin was highly accurate at Baylor and used the weapons around him. All Redskins wideouts should see a boost with the rookie QB at the controls, but Hankerson, especially, could see his career altered by RG3's arrival. Hankerson's not a household name here in June, but riding Griffin's coattails could thrust him into the lights.And Hankerson, a big target at 6-2, will help Griffin as much as RG3 will help the receiver. It should be fun to watch.
Redskins training camp is almost here, which means preseason football is not far off, with the 2018 NFL regular season coming into view.
On Tuesday afternoon, the Washington Redskins released its 2018 training camp schedule, set to begin July 26. Once again the activities will take place at Bon Secours Training Center in Richmond, Va., the Redskins training camp venue since 2013.
The Redskins' 2018 training camp is sure to be an intriguing one. The Redskins have a new quarterback in Alex Smith, a new running back in Derrius Guice, and a litany of players returning from injury.
Here is everything you need to know about the 2018 Redskins training camp, from location to times, dates, ticket prices and more.
Who: The Washington Redskins
What: Redskins 2018 NFL Training Camp
Where: Bon Secours Training Center in Richmond, Va.
When: July 26 until Aug. 14
When is Redskins training camp?
The Redskins training camp begins on Thursday, July 26, 2018.
What time does Redskins training camp start?
The typical schedule opens with a morning practice from 9:45-11:45 a.m. and an evening walkthrough from 4:40-5:40 p.m. Exceptions are noted below.
Where is the Redskins training camp located?
At the Bon Secours Training Center at 2401 W. Leigh St., Richmond, Va. 23220.
How much does it cost to attend the Redskins training camp?
The Redskins training camp is free and open to the public. For more information on logistics, head to the Redskins’ official training camp page. (https://www.redskins.com/schedule/training-camp/)
Redskins training camp schedule
Date — Camp Opens — Practice — Walkthrough — Camp Closes
Thurs. 7/26 — 8:30 a.m. — 9:45 to 11:45 a.m. — 4:40 to 5:40 p.m. — 6:00 p.m.
Fri. 7/27 — 8:30 a.m. — 9:45 to 11:45 a.m. — 4:40 to 5:40 p.m. — 6:00 p.m.
Sat. 7/28 — 8:30 a.m. — 9:45 to 11:45 a.m. — 4:40 to 5:40 p.m. — 6:00 p.m.
Sun. 7/29 — 8:30 a.m. — 9:45 to 11:45 a.m. — 4:40 to 5:40 p.m. — 6:00 p.m.
Tues. 7/31 — 8:30 a.m. — 9:45 to 11:45 a.m. — 4:40 to 5:40 p.m. — 6:00 p.m.
Wed. 8/1 — 8:30 a.m. — 9:45 to 11:45 a.m. — 4:40 to 5:40 p.m. — 6:00 p.m.
Thurs. 8/2 — 8:30 a.m. — 9:45 to 11:45 a.m. — 4:40 to 5:40 p.m. — 6:00 p.m.
Sat. 8/4 — 11:30 a.m. — 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. — N/A — 3:30 p.m.
Sun. 8/5 — 8:30 a.m. — 9:45 to 11:45 a.m. — 4:40 to 5:40 p.m. — 6:00 p.m.
Mon. 8/6 — 8:30 a.m. — 9:45 to 11:45 a.m. — 4:40 to 5:40 p.m. — 6:00 p.m.
Tues. 8/7 — 12:30 p.m. — 1:35 to 3:35 p.m. — N/A — 3:35 p.m.
Thurs. 8/9 — PRESEASON WEEK 1 AT NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS 7:30 P.M.
Sat. 8/11 — 12:30 p.m. — 1:35 to 3:35 p.m. — N/A — 3:35 p.m.
*Sun. 8/12 — 12:30 p.m. — 1:35 to 3:35 p.m. — N/A — 3:35 p.m.
*Mon. 8/13 — 8:30 a.m. — 3:00 to 5:00 p.m. — 10:35 to 11:35 a.m. — 3:35 p.m.
*Tues. 8/14 — 12:30 p.m. — 1:35 to 3:35 p.m. — N/A — 3:35 p.m.
*The last three training camp dates will be a joint practice with the New York Jets
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Jay Gruden is many things, including honest, witty, one of the greatest Arena League quarterbacks in the history of the universe and, as of June 18, the longest-tenured head coach of a major D.C. sports team.
With the Capitals and Barry Trotz parting ways, Gruden is now officially the area's most experienced boss (while Gruden was actually hired a few months before Trotz back in 2014, they both have led their teams through four seasons up to this point, which is the number that matters here).
Scott Brooks, meanwhile, has overseen the Wizards for two campaigns, while Nats manager Dave Martinez is in the middle of his first year at the helm.
This designation will pair nicely with the fact that Gruden will also be the first 'Skins headman to hold his job into a fifth season in the Dan Snyder era. You don't need to make plans to visit his statue yet, of course, but this is some uncharted territory the 51-year-old is currently hanging out in.
Now, his overall record of 28-35-1 certainly needs work, or else he'll be in danger of handing the longest-tenured distinction over to Brooks. However, Gruden does deserve credit for bringing an amount of stability to the Burgundy and Gold, a franchise that is usually as stable as Metro's Wi-Fi connection.
So, with all due respect to DC United's Ben Olsen, the Kastles' Murphy Jensen and whatever legend is in charge of your kid's dynastic flag football team, when you think of the man who's been roaming the sidelines longer than anyone else in D.C., be sure to think of this man and only this man:
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