Redskins Share Appreciation With 20,000 Fans

By: Lindsay Joy Email
By: Lindsay Joy Email

On each Redskins Fan Appreciation Day, there are usually a few odd requests that fans make to their favorite players who are signing autographs. For rookie offensive tackle and Virginia graduate Morgan Moses, it was no different.

"Somebody asked me to babysit their kids, so that was kind of weird," Moses said Saturday, adding that he declined the request.

More than 20,000 fans were at training camp on Saturday, watching practice and enjoying the extended autograph session after.

"That's why we spend the time allotted time to sign autographs, to give as much as we can and to give back," linebacker Brian Orakpo said of spending some time with the fans. "I know these fans have been waiting out here for hours, watching practice and hoping to get their one of their favorite players to sign their ball or whatever memorabilia they have. It's always great to finally have that opportunity."

"The support here is outstanding, that's a given," said first-year head coach Jay Gruden. "Now it's up to us to return the favor by going out there and playing hard, playing with intensity, playing Redskins football. And making this team something they can cheer for and be proud of. That's what it's all about."

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