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Redskins rock pink in October


Redskins rock pink in October

The burgundy and gold's signal caller, Robert Griffin III, is breaking in some Pepto pink cleats this week in support of the NFL's Breast Cancer Awareness campaign.

Although the rookie QB has not been personally affected by the disease, it doesn't diminish the importance of the cause for Griffin.

Its just paying tribute to all those who have had to fight breast cancer. Me personally, I dont know if anyone in my family has ever been affected by it. I know it means something to a lot of different people. Sometimes, its not necessarily what youre doing for yourself that can make a difference in this world. Its what youre doing to try to bring awareness to other peoples struggles.

When asked if he will wear a pick sleeve, Griffin simply stated, "There will be a pink sleeve.

Robert isn't the only member of Redskins Nation recognizing Breast Cancer Awareness month. Along with the American Cancer Society, the Skins hosted their 5th annual All-Star Survivors Celebration on Tuesday.

Twenty breast cancer survivors, also know as "All-Stars," received new denim jeans from Gap, wigs, scarves and makeup - topped off with a custom-made pink and burgundy Redskins jersey.

The pampering didn't end there. The women also enjoyed pink adorned appetizers while receiving a makeup session with a licensed cosmetologist, plus an exclusive tour of Redskins Park with a player.

Tanya Snyder - a breast cancer survivor, NFL Breast Cancer Awareness Spokesperson and wife of Redskins owner Daniel M. Snyder - joined Chris Cooley and the Redskins for the event.

Snyder enjoyed the transformations just as much as the women did.

"It really lifts their spirits and puts that lump in my throat too."

Former Redskins' tight end, Chris Cooley, emotionally discussed how this disease affected him personally as his mother successfully won the fight against cancer.

"The Redskins do a phenomenal job of them All-Star Survivors. They all get jerseys, they all get tickets to the game, they get pom-poms to go with the cheerleaders to cheer the guys on...they really have a fun time. Watching them enjoy it, watching them smile as the day goes on is what really makes me happy."

October usually signals yellows, oranges and reds for the changing of the fall foliage guard or orange and black for holiday that had both tricks as well as treats. However, on October 7th as the Redskins host the Falcons, FedEx Field will be a sea of pink.

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Five observations from the Redskins' loss to the Lions

Five observations from the Redskins' loss to the Lions

Here are five observations from the Redskins’ loss to the Lions.

—The Redskins can’t keep giving themselves mountains to climb in the form of turnovers and penalties. Washington had three fumbles hit the ground and lost two of them, the Lions recovered their only fumble. A Dustin Hopkins field goal from 45-yards—a veritable chip shot for him—hit off of the very top of the upright and bounced the wrong way. The Redskins didn’t need all of those plays, just one of them.

—Kirk Cousins put on a show for his hometown fans, including relatives and Michigan State alumni. He completed 77 percent of his passes for 301 yards and a touchdown. Cousins ran for another score, one that appeared to win the game.

—Joe Barry needs to get this last-minute defense figured out. In Baltimore a few weeks ago they almost let a road win slip away but a Joe Flacco TD pass was nullified when replay showed that the receiver’s foot was just out of bounds. Today, they weren’t so fortunate. It’s a tough balance between pressure and coverage but they had held Stafford in check for much of the day until the final minute.

—Chris Thompson needs some more carries. Today he led the team in both carries (12) and yards (73). He finished off some runs  tough, too, fighting for extra yardage. They don’t want to wear him out or risk injuring him but they need to get the ball in his hands.

—I’m not in the “bench Matt Jones” club but he needs to get back to basics. Fighting for extra yardage is great but ball protection is more important.

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VIDEO: Trent Williams walks gingerly while helped to locker room after injury

VIDEO: Trent Williams walks gingerly while helped to locker room after injury

Left guard Trent Williams was injured late in Washington's 20-17 loss to Detroit on Sunday, a development perhaps lost in shuffle of the Redskins' final drive as they attempted to tie or win the game. 

Williams was helped off the field and brought to the locker room, where he was gingerly escorted by the team's medical staff to be examined further.