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The 5 O'Clock Club: The 85 Greatest Redskins

It’s 5 o’clock somewhere... has the list of the 80 Greatest Redskins — a list compiled to celebrate the team’s 80th anniversary in 2012. The list is impressive, ranging from Turk Edwards & Cliff Battles in 1932, to Clinton Portis, who retired in 2010. Cliff Battles, as mentioned in yesterday’s 5 o’clock club, is still the 8th all-time leading rusher in Redskins history, with 839 carries for 3,511 yards.

It occurs to me that five years have passed since the list was last updated; now, in 2017, the Redskins are celebrating their 85th anniversary. This means that we should be able to add 5 more Redskins to the list.

I’d like to invite you to put together your list of FIVE ADDITIONAL REDSKINS to be added to the current list, to create the new & expanded 85 Greatest Redskins. Put your list of 5 in the comments section below, and — of course -- provide reasons for your choices.

I figured I’d scan the list of players and coaches from 2010 (Clinton Portis is the most recently retired player on the “80 greatest” list) to now, looking for some likely candidates.

You are certainly free to do your own research and come up with your own ideas, but I thought I’d give you a list of names to warm up your memory banks:

  • Santana Moss
  • Trent Williams
  • Chris Cooley
  • Darrel Young
  • Brian Orakpo
  • London Fletcher
  • Carlos Rogers
  • LaRon Landry
  • DeAngelo Hall
  • Tim Hightower
  • Roy Helu
  • Barry Cofield
  • Stephen Bowen
  • Ryan Kerrigan
  • Reed Doughty
  • Brandon Banks
  • Chris Baker
  • Pierre Garcon
  • Robert Griffin III
  • Niles Paul
  • Kirk Cousins
  • Alfred Morris
  • Brandon Meriweather
  • Kai Forbath
  • DeSean Jackson
  • Jordan Reed
  • Ryan Clark
  • Bashaud Breeland
  • Josh Norman
  • Brandon Scherff
  • Morgan Moses
  • Kyshoen Jarrett
  • Tress Way
  • Dustin Hopkins
  • Nick Sundberg
  • Jamison Crowder
  • Junior Gallette
  • Josh Doctson
  • Vernon Davis
  • Preston Smith
  • Rob Kelley
  • Terrelle Pryor
  • Spencer Long
  • Trent Murphy
  • Jonathan Allen
  • Samaje Perine
  • Zach Brown
  • Stacy McGee
  • Terrell McClain
  • Su’a Cravens
  • DJ Swearinger
  • Chris Thompson
  • Mike Shanahan
  • Kyle Shanahan
  • Sean McVay
  • Scot McCloughan
  • Bruce Allen
  • Jay Gruden
  • Scott Campbell
  • Alex Santos
  • Morocco Brown


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