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Splat
06-17-2011, 06:56 PM
Redskins bring fan on the field for player workouts (http://sports.yahoo.com/nfl/blog/shutdown_corner/post/Redskins-bring-fan-on-the-field-for-player-worko?urn=nfl-wp2692)

During the lockout, player-run workouts have been a bit less formal in nature than the OTAs (organized team activities) you'd usually see in the offseason. But the Washington Redskins (http://sports.yahoo.com/nfl/teams/was/) took "informal" to a new level during a practice this week, when fan Josh Richards was welcomed onto the field (http://www.washingtonpost.com/sports/redskins/fantasy-football-fan-gets-to-play-with-the-pros/2011/06/16/AGNWwyXH_story.html) to participate in defensive drills.

The former high school defensive back brought his cleats to practice each day as an observer, and when just 23 players showed up on the final day of workouts, Richards got his shot. Linebacker London Fletcher (http://sports.yahoo.com/nfl/players/4539/) asked a group of fans whether anybody had "brought their stuff," and Richards was the only one to step up.
Click the link if you want to read the rest but I thought this was pretty cool.

djp
06-17-2011, 07:28 PM
*clever joke about the Redskins secondary*