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Tony Romo to retire, enter network broadcast booth

Tony Romo to retire, enter network broadcast booth

If the Redskins see Tony Romo this year it will be in a network pre-production meeting and not in a helmet on the football field.

CBS announced Tuesday that Romo will join Jim Nantz and Tracy Wolfson on the lead announce team for the network’s coverage of the "NFL on CBS" on Sunday afternoons and Thursday Night Football.

Romo also had drawn interest from NBC, FOX and ESPN.

Romo himself confirmed on Twitter that he will join the CBS booth.

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The Cowboys also announced Tuesday that they had officially released Romo, The team had spent much of the offseason trying to figure out how to get something of value for him in a trade, but they have found no takers.

The Broncos and Texans had been considered the most likely destinations for Romo if he had chosen to continue playing in the NFL.

Romo, who will turn 37 later this month, missed all but one series of last year with a back injury he suffered in a preseason game. Rookie Dak Prescott led the Cowboys to the best record in the NFC and it became apparent that he was not only the QB of the future but the man for the present as well.

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In 20 games that Romo started against the Redskins the Cowboys went 11-9. He completed 61.9 percent of his passes for 3,007 yards with 27 touchdowns and 16 interception. He had some memorable moments against the Redskins perhaps topped by his late-game interception that let Washington clinch in the NFC East title in Week 17 of the 2012 season.

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Charley Casserly learned a lot from the late Bobby Mitchell

Charley Casserly learned a lot from the late Bobby Mitchell

As the Washington Redskins family continues to mourn the passing of the legendary Bobby Mitchell, former GM Charley Casserly weighed in on how much he took away from knowing Mitchell.

“Bobby Mitchell was a dear friend and mentor to me during my time with the Washington Redskins,” Casserly begins. “He took me under his wing. He taught me scouting.”

Casserly first met Mitchell when the former was just an intern getting his start in the business. Rather than push him aside, Mitchell imparted upon Casserly the importance of attitude and demeanor.

“He taught me how to be a professional in the workplace,” the former GM continued. “He cared about people in the community. That’s what, to me, separated him from many other people.”

Mitchell’s longest-lasting impact is his role as one of the first players of color to integrate the Redskins back in 1962, but his role as a mentor and friend to so many in the Washington area lives on as well.

As Casserly says, Mitchell is sorely missed already.

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Brian Mitchell was 'truly impressed' by Redskins legend Bobby Mitchell: Great football player, better human being

Brian Mitchell was 'truly impressed' by Redskins legend Bobby Mitchell: Great football player, better human being

Hall of Famer Bobby Mitchell died on Sunday at the age of 84, according to the Pro Football Hall of Fame.

Mitchell, who became the first black player on the Redskins when he was traded to Washington in 1962, had a significant impact on another former Redskin, Brian Mitchell, both on and off the field. 

“He was a great football player but I think 25,000 times more of a human being,” said Brian, who was drafted by the Redskins in 1990. 

As Brian grew closer with the Hall of Famer, he was especially impressed by his efforts to fight for equality in the African American community.

“I knew that he was the first African American to come to D.C. and play, but then when I began to find out more about him he was the guy that was out there fighting, a social activist, doing things to help out our black community, which truly truly impressed me,” Brian expressed.

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Brian took great pride in not only knowing the Hall of Famer but having the same last name. 

“I remember someone asking if I was a relative and he said 'no.' And then he told me, he said ‘every time you ran another touchdown, I was like he’s a cousin. Oh, that’s my boy, that’s my son,” Brian said. 

To this day Brian strives to be as influential as Bobby was.

“This one man who did so much had so much impact on so many people throughout this community, it said a lot to me. He’s going to be sorely missed. We love you Bobby, take care,” Brian said.

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