Twitter has definitely changed the way we get information about our teams. Sometimes that news comes directly from the players themselves, which makes it a much more emotional event when one of our favorites gets cut.
As we embark on the first day of the 2011 NFL season, let us look back on those we have lost, and who were kind enough to tweet their final words on the day they ceased to be a Redskin.
Horatio Benedict “H.B.” Blades
Redskins Tenure: April 28, 2007 - September 3, 2011
Will be remembered for being upset about his non-release a month before his actual release.
March 2, 2004 – July 29, 2011
Will be remembered for ripping Albert Haynesworth when he deserved it most.
April 25, 2009 – August 6, 2011
Will be remembered for calling Redskins fans dim wits.
July 28, 2009 – July 27, 2011
Will be remembered for being brave enough to step up to a much bigger Adam Carriker in the weight room.
March 10, 2010 – July 29, 2011
Will be remembered for being a big dude with a big ol’ size 13 head.
April 24, 2010 – September 3, 2011
Will be remembered for accidentally letting us hear private messages from his girl.
November 23, 2010 – July 29, 2011
Will be remembered for spending last fall playing flag football.
May 17, 2010 - August 2, 2011
Will be remembered for being the first Redskins to use the word “bamboozled” in a tweet.
April 26, 2008 – September 2, 2011
Will be remembered for destroying the Redskins in a blog post. (Yeah. We’ve all been there.)
January 4, 2010 - September 4, 2011
Will be remembered for interning with the Nats during the lockout.
August 1, 2011 - September 3, 2011
Will be remembered for having one delusional fan who thinks he should have been a first-round pick.