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15 Times The Redskins Were Offseason Champions

With DeSean Jackson signed, it's time to make it official: The Washington Redskins have won the offseason. Again.

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1. So there was that time we drafted Heath Shuler... / Via

Shuler was signed with the third overall draft pick in 1994 and held out for a seven-year, $19 million contract. He was benched after his second year with the Redskins and has had more Congressional victories than playoff appearances.

2. ...and then Michael Westbrook.

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Michael Westbrook was the fourth overall pick in the 1995 NFL draft and was a great hope for the struggling Redskins. Despite his talent, he had trouble staying on the field due to injuries. He is most remembered for punching teammate Stephen Davis.

3. And those times when we signed Bruce Smith...

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He signed with the Redskins — in a five-year deal worth $25 million — coming off one of his worst seasons as a pro, having recorded only seven sacks the year prior for Buffalo. "That's not enough," he told reporters. He averaged 7.25 sacks in four years in Washington.


9. Albert Haynesworth...

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When the Redskins signed Haynesworth to a seven-year, $100 million deal, he told reporters, "You're not going to remember Albert Haynesworth as a bust." He played two seasons in Washington and recorded 6.5 sacks.


History says we shouldn't be excited about winning the offseason AGAIN...


Especially if we can do this to the Giants ...

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And THIS to the Eagles.

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