Washington Redskins Articles
Larry Brown Running Back
Larry Brown was born on September 19, 1947 in Clairton, Pennsylvania. After starring at running back for Kent State, Brown was drafted with pick 191 in the eighth round of the 1969 NFL Draft by the Washington Redskins. He was the second running back selected by the Redskins in 1969. He was considered to be too small for an every down NFL workload.
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Earnest Byner
Earnest Byner was born on September 15, 1962. After playing college football at East Carolina, he was drafted by the Cleveland Browns during the 1984 NFL Draft in round 10 with pick 280. In all, Byner played 14 seasons in the NFL from 1984-1997 with the Cleveland Browns, Washington Redskins, and Baltimore Ravens.
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Sammy Baugh

Samuel Adrian Baugh was born on March 17, 1914. He is a retired NFL football player who was born in Temple, Texas, the second son of James and Lucy Baugh. Baugh, who came to be widely known by the nickname “Slingin’ Sammy,” began playing football as a schoolboy in Sweetwater, Texas in the 1920s. He is considered by many as the best NFL quarterback of his time. An argument can also be made that he was the greatest football player of all time. When Baugh reported to the Redskins, the story goes, Coach Ray Flaherty handed him a ball and told him to hit that receiver running down the field in the eye. Sammy Baugh replied, “Which eye? (1)


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Cliff Battles Running Back
Cliff Battles was born on May 1, 1910 in Akron, Ohio. The 6-1 195 pound running back played his college football at West Virginia Wesleyan and played his pro ball for the Boston Braves who became the Boston Redskins, and then the Washington Redskins from 1932 until 1937. He played for $3000 per year each year he was in the league and retired prematurely at age 27 because the Redskins owner would not give him a raise.
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Washington Redskins 2008 NFL Draft Grade
The Redskins did a great job adding offensive weapons for young Jason Campbell. They drafted two of the top receivers in Devin Thomas and Malcolm Kelly. Thomas was a one-year wonder at Michigan State who flashed big time talent with size and speed. Kelly was my best receiver in the draft and was a steal in round two. These are two big kids, both over 6'2" tall and nearly 220 pounds. They are big targets to streak down the hash along fellow draft pick Fred Davis of USC. Davis was the best tight end in the draft and could have been gone in round one. He has excellent hands and should produce big time in DC.
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