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Smoot Gives Chris Horton His Nickname

K Horton, before getting his hair re-did. (By Preson Keres - TWP)

Chris Horton is not only the future starting safety of the Washington Redskins; he's also funny. For example, the rookie talked about how teammates were ragging him after he "got my hair did" following last week's breakout three-turnover game.

"I just got it re-twisted the day after the [Saints] game," the braided Horton explained. "I had a scheduled appointment, it's been a long time, and I had to get it re-twisted. But a lot of guys gave me crap, telling me I got it re-twisted because [of the Saints game]. A lot of the DBs, Fred Smoot [said] 'Oh, he come in here with a new look because he made all these plays and he want to look good on camera....' "

Speaking of Smoot, has he decided on the rookie safety's new NFL nickname? He has.

"He calls me K-Horton," Horton said. "He's like, 'C-Horton's old school. You've got to change your first initial to K and start spelling it new school.' "

As for Horton's inevitable move into the starting defense, "I think we're still with Reed," Jim Zorn said during his Monday press conference a few moments ago. "I haven't heard anything different and I haven't thought anything different. We have a package that's considered Big Nickel where we have Reed and Horton in the game at the same time, but what I saw was Reed was limping. I don't know if he had a sprained ankle. I don't see a sprained ankle necessarily on the injury list, but he may have had to come out."

Maybe he should start calling himself P-Doughty.

By Dan Steinberg  |  September 22, 2008; 1:02 PM ET
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As far as nicknames go, P-Doughty > K-Horton.

Posted by: Jamie Mottram | September 22, 2008 1:27 PM | Report abuse

His nickname should be Tim Horton. That way, he would get some Canadian fans.

Posted by: Max Wass | September 22, 2008 1:58 PM | Report abuse

How about we not use someone's actual name as part of their nickname?

Posted by: | September 22, 2008 2:35 PM | Report abuse

K-Horton is way lame-o. during the Saints game, one 'Skins fanatic was heard to exclaim "Horton Hears an INT!" so i think someone should be looking for a Dr. Seuss angle. perhaps there could even be a tie-in with the DVD release in December:!_(film)#DVD_and_Blu-ray_release

Posted by: jamie | September 22, 2008 2:39 PM | Report abuse

I can read, you know

Posted by: Reed Doughty | September 22, 2008 3:35 PM | Report abuse

I am a black man with a serious shot at the White House. Just in case you forgot. Hello, is this thing on? Hello?

Posted by: Barack Obama | September 22, 2008 6:21 PM | Report abuse

How about K-Hort, then?

Posted by: charlie | September 22, 2008 7:13 PM | Report abuse

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