The Redskins’ offseason program begins on Monday, a voluntary few weeks in which most of the team returns to the facility to begin a new training program and reconnect with new and old teammates and coaches.
For those getting back to the sweat and grind, that means a return from vacations and family, capping off -- for most players -- an eventful couple of months.
Because it’s hard to keep track of everyone’s offseason habits and ventures, here’s a compilation of some of the more social-fluent team members’ highlights of the past winter.
Sometimes, you’ve just got to get away to a nice, warm place. Allen and his wife escaped the cold and went south to the Bahamas for a beach vacation. You could say they looked pretty happy.
The Redskins’ big offseason free agent splash came in the form of Collins, a long-time admirer of Sean Taylor, who believes coming to Washington was a dream come true. At his press conference, he shared an emotional story of owner Dan Snyder gifting him an autographed, game-worn Sean Taylor jersey that forced out some tears over dinner. He can’t wait to play for the same team as his idol.
Davis is hard to miss on social media, especially when he’s honored with his own day in the District. In March, Mayor Muriel Bowser presented him in front of family members – including Vernon’s grandmother – and celebrated all of his accomplishments within the community, making “Vernon Davis Day” a grand success.
Winning the award for most miles traveled is Doctson, who flew to Rwanda in what appeared to be an emotional, historical and informative trip to learn about the genocide that occurred there nearly three decades ago.
Arguably the player with the most social media presence on the team, Guice has had another busy offseason recovering from his torn ACL while managing to be involved with tons of side projects. This one in particular is exciting to see – primarily because it shows him cutting on the grass with relative ease, albeit against a very non-athletic opponent.
Sticking around the area for most of the offseason, Ioannidis took in some local events, including a comedy show with his fellow teammates in the trenches. That’s a lot of big men laughing together.
The Redskins’ new quarterback wasted no time showing off his new threads – though they aren’t exactly new in style. At a golf event in Abilene, Texas, Keenum wore some old school Redskins attire while he hit the links, ingratiating himself to the fan base that much more.
It’s already been quite an offseason for Norman, with plenty more to come. Aside from walking red carpets and hosting his charitable basketball event, Norman and Demario Davis traveled to Flint, Mich., to learn more about the Flint water crisis and the ongoing fight to get clean tap water to become a topic of importance again.
After a milestone, and unlikely, year with the Redskins, Peterson re-signed with Washington in March. He promptly celebrated his birthday with his family, who gave him a nice singing rendition. Notice the cake has a question mark for a candle. Could there be a more apt totem to define Peterson’s late-career renaissance?
You can’t expect Scherff to do much more during his time off than hunt and fish. Over the past couple of months he’s been roaming around his home with his dogs and friends and capturing all kinds of game.