Heres another edition of Robert Griffin III gets it. This is somewhere around volume 587.Last night Griffin decided to go out and take in a local high school football game. He has no ties to Broad Run High School in Loudoun County other than the fact that its in the community where he lives and works. But there he was last night to see the Spartans beat the Patriots 34-20.He also was there to support the Pinkd breast cancer awareness event that Broad Run was putting on that night. He apparently decided to go on the spur of the moment. Friday evening hetweeted looking for some information:What quarter is the Pink'd game at broad run high school in?Griffin appeared at the game unannounced, with the Loudoun County Sheriffs department helping with crowd control. He talked to and posed for pictures with students in the crowd and helped out selling the Pinkd T-shirts to raise funds for breast cancer research.He tweeted thefollowing after the game.Appreciate where you came & you will always appreciate where you are & where you can go. SO to Broad Run High getting the W & for Pink'dEarlier this week, Griffin said that he will wear some pink gear, including a pink edition of the trademark sleeve he wears on his left (non-throwing) arm, as part of the teams Think Pink initiative on Sunday.Griffin said he thought it was important to help raise awareness for the cause even though it has not touched his family.I know it means something to a lot of different people, he said. 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.Yeah, I think he gets it.
After missing the Redskins 31-23 loss to the Arizona Cardinals with a left shoulder injury, tight end Jordan Reed sounds like he will return this Sunday in Philadelphia.
"I'm confident," Reed said of playing against the Eagles.
The injury came in the first half against the Cowboys on Thanskgiving Day. Reed went up high to try and grab a Kirk Cousins' pass in the end zone. The ball fell incomplete, and Reed landed hard on his shoulder. The diagnosis was bad: an AC joint sprain. Even with that, Reed returned in the second half against the Cowboys and caught two touchdowns.
Last week, Reed did not practice once and the team ruled their star tight end out for the Cardinals game on Friday. This week, facing a division foe in the Eagles, Reed said he's feeling much better and the range of motion in the shoulder has improved significantly.
While Reed is still fighting through a lot of pain, he practiced on Thursday in a limited role. Going through practice while the media was present, Reed looked athletic and fluid going through drills, but also seemed to show discomfort in between reps.
"He looked good today, but we'll see," Washington coach Jay Gruden said of his tight end.
The coach did not express the same confidence that Reed would play Sunday as the 'Skins look to halt a two-game skid.
"I have absolutely no idea," Gruden said. "But it is good to see him out here running and catching the ball."
Faith plays an important role for Reed, just as it did coming back from a concussion earlier this year. Reed proved his willingness to play through pain when he returned for the second half in Dallas. He's made clear that the shoulder is still hurting him, but that he is willing to fight through that to be on the field with his teammates.
"We can't predict that or guess how he actually feels come game time," Gruden said of Reed. "Ultimately, it will be his call."
On the season, Reed has 59 catches for 630 yards and five touchdowns.
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Redskins receiver Pierre Garçon has a reputation as one of the most passionate competitors on the field. As remarkable as his play, Garçon brings equal energy to serving the community, specifically children and the needy in Haiti, his ancestral home.
Such work on behalf of others has earned Garçon the Redskins' 2016 Walter Payton Man of the Year award. The distinction makes him eligible for the league wide award at the end of the season.
He gives back to the Washington community through the Pierre Garçon Helping Hands Foundation, hosting the annual Pierre Garçon All-White Party, which has raised more than $400,00 for the Boys & Girls Clubs, according to Redskins.com.
He also devotes his free time to helping out with Redskins Charitable Foundation events.
Fans will also remember Garçon's efforts to support Haiti and provide disaster relief after the 2010 earthquake that rocked the island nation. He makes annual aid trips to Haiti as well.
When Hurricane Matthew stuck this year, Garçon helped lead the Redskins' humanitarian efforts, personally accompanying a delivery of bottled water and medical supplies to Hospital Bernard Mevs in the capital of Port-au-Prince.
He richly deserves the recognition for his good works.
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