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Posted at 3:30 PM ET, 11/23/2010

Redskins' food giveaways reach thousands

By Rick Maese

The Tuesday before Thanksgiving is one of the busiest days for community service in the NFL. In Washington, the Redskins are making sure a lot of families will have plenty to eat this week.

Several players were scheduled to join Tanya Snyder, wife of team owner Daniel M. Snyder, at FedEx Field Tuesday to help package and distribute 3,500 whole turkeys and food baskets for Prince George's County's needy residents.They included Anthony Armstrong, H.B. Blades, Chris Cooley, Phillip Daniels, Fred Davis, London Fletcher, Albert Haynesworth, Rocky McIntosh and Mike Sellers, as well as their families and over 400 corporate volunteers.

This marked the eighth year that the Redskins Charitable Foundation has hosted the event.

At least two other players -- Donovan McNabb and LaRon Landry -- were holding separate turkey giveaways Tuesday. McNabb and his family were scheduled to visit Martha's Table, a downtown non-profit agency, to help pass out more than 100 meals -- turkey and all the fixings -- to Washington familes in need. McNabb, who celebrates his 34th birthday on Thanksgiving Day, hosted similar events the past several years around Philadelphia.

Landry was scheduled to spend the afternoon at the King-Greenleaf Recreation Center. Landry purchased 100 turkeys and partnered with Sasha Bruce Youthwork and Whole Foods to get another 150 turkeys donated. They'll all go to families in need.

By Rick Maese  | November 23, 2010; 3:30 PM ET
Categories:  Albert Haynesworth, Donovan McNabb, LaRon Landry  
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Comments

Way to go Laron! Glad to know you care about making a difference.

Posted by: Devo2 | November 23, 2010 3:41 PM | Report abuse

So do you want this team to wait until the third or fourth round before drafting an interior lineman?

Posted by: Stu27 | November 23, 2010 3:34 PM |

Did I say anything about waiting until the 3rd or 4th round or did you make that up in your head.

I said you don't spend a top 15 pick on those positions and the NFL seems to agree with me.

If you have a pick lower in the first and you think the guy is going to be a great player then it is probably a good pick.

We have a 2nd round pick that we could use on either of those positions, where you will get better value.

Posted by: Flounder21 | November 23, 2010 3:42 PM | Report abuse

Macho played CB at VT. The Eagles tried moving him to Safety his rookie year but he had some trouble with that transition, nowithstanding getting lots of PT. After they drafted Allen with the McNabb pick, the Eagles tried moving Harris back to CB. It did not pan out there for him, and he was beat out by the Eagles' 7th round pick for backup safety, so they cut him. He has some skills and talent and game day experience. Maybe in the right situation he can develop into a reliable player or at least a viable stopgap.

Posted by: manlius1 | November 23, 2010 3:39 PM

Posted by: manlius1 | November 23, 2010 3:42 PM | Report abuse

That's a lot of freakin turkeys! Good job Redskins.

Posted by: PlayAction | November 23, 2010 3:43 PM | Report abuse

Made it up in my head, just sounded like you didnt like the early picks being used on the line?

Posted by: Stu27 | November 23, 2010 3:45 PM | Report abuse

Made it up in my head, just sounded like you didnt like the early picks being used on the line?

Posted by: Stu27 | November 23, 2010 3:45 PM |

I agree o-line needs to be addressed big time but with a top 15 pick you need a difference maker, and I'm not sure you get that with an interior O-Linemen.

Posted by: Flounder21 | November 23, 2010 3:47 PM | Report abuse

Good work and all, but it's a shame they couldn't package up just one more turkey and ship him off to some random destination that sits about a thousand miles beyond the FEDEX line's ability to bring him back.

But then again, Tanya might get a little lonely...

Posted by: Vic1 | November 23, 2010 3:49 PM | Report abuse

But I think we really need to go all out Line this year through the draft and FA, getting either a G or C w/ our second round pick only works if we invest heavily other ways, if not then were back to square one. If you dont invest in them then you wont get them. I will have no problem if they take a Justin Boren or a Puncey with their first draft pick, even if it is mid first rounder.

Posted by: Stu27 | November 23, 2010 3:49 PM | Report abuse

So do you want this team to wait until the third or fourth round before drafting an interior lineman?

Posted by: Stu27 | November 23, 2010 3:34 PM | Report abuse

I think we're just saying that if
Andrew Luck
Ryan Mallet
Jake Locker
A.J. Green
Julio Jones
Mark Ingram
Patrick Peterson
Brandon Harris
Anthony Costanzo
Joseph Barksdale
Adrian Claybornare all gone then maybe just maybe we'd be happy with a guard or a center. I'm sure others can add to this list...or subtract.

Posted by: PAskinsfan17 | November 23, 2010 3:53 PM | Report abuse

Subtract Jake Locker, Ryan Mallet. Add Justin Blackmon, John Clay, LaMichael James.

Posted by: Stu27 | November 23, 2010 3:58 PM | Report abuse

Wait...Albert is helping out? For free?

Oh yeah...duh...there's food around.

Posted by: PlayAction | November 23, 2010 3:59 PM | Report abuse

then maybe just maybe we'd be happy with a guard or a center. I'm sure others can add to this list...or subtract.

Posted by: PAskinsfan17 | November 23, 2010 3:53 PM

Why is anyone, other than a professional scout, thinking about the draft when there are six games left?

Posted by: beep-beep | November 23, 2010 4:01 PM | Report abuse

not a fan of spending a high first round pick on a RB...

Posted by: BeantownGreg1 | November 23, 2010 4:02 PM | Report abuse

Albert doesn't mind being part of the line, just doesn't want to play in the middle.

Besides, this job is all about sacking...

Posted by: Vic1 | November 23, 2010 4:02 PM | Report abuse

Pro Bowl Poll Beeps

Posted by: kerzon417 | November 23, 2010 4:03 PM | Report abuse

It would be absolutely stupid at this point to spend our first round (potentially high) pick on a RB when Shanny has made otherwise "bad" RB's look good. We have too many other needs (Like FS, CB, 3-4 OLB/DE/etc.) that would be a valuable, value pick in the first round. Please tell me what AP and Knowshown Moreno (or whoever the heck the RB is for Denver) are doing to win games for their team. You have to fill the other holes before you can spend a high draft pick on a RB.

Posted by: JesusFreakKaren | November 23, 2010 4:06 PM | Report abuse

There have been two guards drafted with a top 15 pick since 1997.

There has only been 1 C drafted with a top 15 pick since 1993.

Not saying you can't get a great player but you better be right, otherwise you wasted a chance at a real game changer.

Posted by: Flounder21 | November 23, 2010 4:06 PM | Report abuse

Here's a link on "Macho" might be a good prospect. I like the action in this clip!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cCQwDW66yCY

Posted by: SkinMan3 | November 23, 2010 4:43 PM | Report abuse

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