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Kerrigan was all in to try his hand at sportscasting

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Kerrigan was all in to try his hand at sportscasting

Ryan Kerrigan came into the Comcast SportsNet studios this week to prepare to do a stint as an anchor on the station's Geico SportsNet Central newscast. We talked to him after he had finished his first dress rehearsal:How did the dress rehearsal go?
It went all right. I mean, I botched a few lines but thats to be expected the first time. Overall I think I did all right. I just need to focus more on the prompter than on the notes in front of me.What made you decide to come down to the studio and do this?
Ive been a big fan of sports growing up and I thought it would be cool to be a sportscaster and work as an anchorman. Redskins PR staffer Daniel Sampson called me last week and said weve got a chance to do something with Comcast SportsNet. I was like, Im in. It was a good chance to get some experience at something like this.Did you major in communications at Purdue?
No, I was a math major. I was a communications major the first year and a half then I decided that math was more up my alley.Was it what you expected?
Yes, I knew I was going to make some mistakes and I knew it was going to be hectic once the cameras came on. We were moving full speed so I knew it was going to be hectic so it was what I expected.Is sportscasting something you might want to do later in life?
A little bit, yeah. I just want to get a barometer for where Im at. Thats why this was such a great opportunity for me because I can put something out there and see how I do. Im really thankful for Comcast SportsNet letting me do this.Click here if you can't view this video on your device.

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Josh Norman didn't stand a chance defending Kyle O’Quinn on this dunk

Josh Norman didn't stand a chance defending Kyle O’Quinn on this dunk

Josh Norman is a man of many talents — at least on the football field, and in the friendliest possible way, he was reminded of that this weekend during a charity basketball game.

Opposite of the defensive nightmare Norman can be for receivers, the New York Knicks' Kyle O’Quinn had a little fun with the Redskins cornerback and the 10-inch height difference they share during the during Bam Bam’s Spring Jam at the Ted Constant Convocation Center in Norfolk, Virginia.

O'Quinn got the ball and went up for a particularly easy dunk as Norman jumped and tried to swat the ball away but his effort was futile. 

While this was all in good fun, Norman should probably stick to football. 

Former Virginia Tech defenseive back and current Seattle Seahawk Kam Chancellor's foundation is behind the charity game, which also included Redskins' Lynden Trail, Marshawn Lynch, Michael Bennett and Antoine Bethea.  

Related: Kirk Cousins got some tips from an 85-year-old woman

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Memorial Day Reflection: Kirk Cousins appreciates the cost of freedom

Memorial Day Reflection: Kirk Cousins appreciates the cost of freedom

On Memorial Day, people all over the United States stop to reflect on the freedoms provided for by the military. Redskins quarterback Kirk Cousins is no different.

"So grateful for living in this country and understanding that that came at a price and I just want to say thank you," Cousins said.

Speaking after an OTA session last week with military members in attendance, Cousins explained that he appreciates the added sense of history and obligation that comes from living in and around D.C.

"It’s a good reminder why it’s such a benefit to play here in Washington. It just feels like it’s that much more real with Andrews Air Force Base here and so many soldiers here. There’s something special about playing for the city of Washington, D.C. and driving 30 minutes into the city and going by the White House and the Pentagon and the monuments."

The Redskins hosted military members from multiple branches at their OTAs, and afterward, Cousins and a number of other players signed autographs. 

"You say ‘Man, I want to give these soldiers, these fans something to cheer about and make them excited and bring this city together.' Hopefully winning football games can do that. What a great thing. That’s the vision we’re chasing," the Redskins passer said. "Hopefully we can get it done this season."

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