The moves outlined earlier have all gone through; here are your new jersey numbers. Update your rosters accordingly.
Ryan Plackemeier is #1
Michael Green is #23
Shaun Alexander is #35
The initial (wrong) report on Alexander had him wearing #25, though, and when we heard that, the first thing I said was, “Hey, Joe Washington!”
One of the guys here, a transplant from Miami (who will remain nameless), said, “Who’s Joe Washington?”
Those of us who grew up as Redskins fans were incredulous. Lots of people offered up variations on “What do you mean, who’s Joe Washington?” and “You’re an idiot!” and things like that. I said, “He was Reggie Bush before Reggie Bush. How do you not know that?”
Miami Guy scoffed, went into a nearby office, and said, “Who was Joe Washington?”
Office Guy, who hadn’t overheard us, said, “Joe Washington was Reggie Bush!”
Eventually, once the drama had settled down (and we got the updated information making the whole discussion moot), it came out that pretty much no one born after 1980 had much of a memory of Joe Washington, which seems a pity. So your Tuesday Redskins Link is this NFL.com video of Joe Washington as one of the Top 10 Elusive Runners of all time, even though as it turns out we should be watching videos of the acting general manager of the Detroit Lions.