On Now
Coming Up
  • Fri., Apr. 28, 2017 5:00 AM - 7:00 AM EDT Live The Morning Blitz The Morning Blitz with Al Galdi is a fast-moving, high-energy show that covers everything you need to begin your day.  Redskins, Nationals, Wizards, Capitals, Terps, Hoyas, Orioles…Galdi covers them all in addition to hitting on the national sports stories that matter to you.  Galdi is a DMV-lifer, a huge proponent of analytics and a big fan of old-school hip-hop.  He also hosts The Official Redskins Postgame Show after every Redskins game and Chin Music with Al Galdi on Saturdays from 9am-10am.  Tweet him: @AlGaldi

    Listen live here.

  • Fri., Apr. 28, 2017 7:00 AM - 11:00 AM EDT Live Cooley & Kevin

    Join Cooley & Kevin on each weekday morning from 7-11am on ESPN980!

    Listen live here.

  • Fri., Apr. 28, 2017 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM EDT Live The Bram Weinstein Show

    Bram Weinstein is the latest addition to ESPN 980’s team, hosting “The Bram Weinstein Show” weekdays from 11am-1pm presented by Window Nation!   “The Bram Weinstein Show” will deliver provocative sportstalk led by Weinstein, whose passion for DC sports runs deep, having grown up in Silver Spring, MD.

    Listen live here.

  • Fri., Apr. 28, 2017 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM EDT Live Inside the Locker Room Join Doc Walker, B-Mitch and Scott Jackson weekday afternoons at their new, expanded time – 1pm-4pm on ESPN980!

    Listen live here.

  • Fri., Apr. 28, 2017 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM EDT Live The Steve Czaban Show Steve Czaban is live from 4-7pm on ESPN980!

    Listen live here.



Jason Hatcher Ready For His Redskins Debut

Posted Aug 21, 2014

Defensive end Jason Hatcher – a Pro Bowler who had 11 sacks a season ago – said he’s excited to make his Redskins debut Saturday vs. the Ravens.

Redskins fans were excited to see No. 11’s debut in the burgundy and gold Monday night against the Cleveland Browns.

On Saturday, No. 97 will get his turn to officially put on the Redskins uniform for the first time.

After spending the past two months recovering from arthroscopic knee surgery, defensive end Jason Hatcher will play in his first preseason game, as Washington travels north to take on the Baltimore Ravens.

Hatcher on Wednesday and Thursday got extensive work in team drills in practice for the first time all season, and said he was really able to put his knee to the test.

“You’re like, ‘Oh let me try this, see what it’d do,’” Hatcher said. “So, I was able to really push it today, do some stuff on it that I really wanted to do later in the week, but I was able to get it done today.”

The Redskins made it a priority to sign Hatcher this offseason after the 32 year old turned in a career year with the Dallas Cowboys last season, collecting a team-best 11 sacks en route to his first Pro Bowl selection.

But before he could begin working extensively with his teammates in practices, Hatcher – who was signed by the Redskins in March – required minor surgery on his left knee, a procedure that occurred in June.

Hatcher’s recovery began shortly after his surgery. He was placed on the team’s PUP list to begin training camp and was relegated to working with the Redskins’ training staff on the side until Aug. 9, when he passed a physical and was able to join his teammates for the first time.

Wednesday’s practice was the first instance in which Hatcher – who stands an imposing 6-foot-6 and is a cookie shy of 300 pounds – participated in team drills with the Redskins.

“My main thing was, as tall as I am, just to play low, see if I could stay bent while a 300-pound man was on me,” he said. “There were no problems, so hopefully this thing can keep progressing the way it’s progressing and I can get some snaps in this third preseason game against Baltimore and get ready for the season.”

Redskins head coach Jay Gruden said Hatcher looked good in practice this week, and that the Grambling State product is “fired up and ready to go.”

“I think he is another bona fide defensive lineman that can play, rush the passer and run sideline to sideline,” Gruden said. “Anytime that you have a big man that can get after the quarterback, it’s a huge bonus for you.”

The first-year head coach said Hatcher’s presence “just makes your defense better.”

“He plays with a great energy, he’s a great leader, he plays hard, but he is a dominant pass rusher inside and that is an added advantage for the Redskins,” Gruden said.




widget powered by zoomph