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Redskins make merry with kids at FedEx

The Redskins hosted groups from two dozen schools and youth groups Tuesday, handing out toys and books in the home locker room at FedEx Field as part of the team's efforts to support the U.S. Marine Corps' "Toys for Tots" programs, which helps provide kids with gifts for the holidays.

Redskins players including Clinton Portis, Rocky McIntosh, Kevin Barnes and Marko Mitchell spent time taking photos and signing autographs for the kids, who streamed through the locker room and were allowed to select from piles of toys and books.

"I found a little 8-year-old partner, so you think back to when you was 8," Portis said. "Fortunately for me, I never really knew outside of Mississippi, and I got gifts, and never went a Christmas without.

"But then to become a grown man, a successful man, and you look back and you see poverty-stricken neighborhoods, and you see kids who aren't fortunate, I think it makes you grateful of everything you did."

The Redskins transformed the locker room into a version of Santa's toy shop, and Santa Claus also made an appearance. Each class or group had a picture taken with the Redkins who were on hand.

"There's some happy smiles on kids' faces, young and old," McIntosh said. "It's great to see somebody smiling. It brings a warm feeling throughout your body. Nobody's done nothing like this before for me. It's just wonderful to come out here and help out and see how these kids."

By Barry Svrluga  |  December 15, 2009; 4:39 PM ET
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Good stuff.

Posted by: 4thFloor | December 15, 2009 4:47 PM | Report abuse

didnt see him last night, but figure we werent in a position to not need him

Posted by: divi3 | December 15, 2009 4:45 PM

After they repeatedly showed Bridges yelling into the face of Hightower for fumbling, Bridges then became a turnstile at the LT position where he was responsible for atleast 2 turnovers and 2/3 sacks.

Lesson here? Make sure your ish is in order before you start yelling at people in their face. It may come back to bite you.....

Posted by: 4thFloor | December 15, 2009 4:53 PM | Report abuse

4th, agreed...

Posted by: BeantownGreg1 | December 15, 2009 4:54 PM | Report abuse

It's undeniable that Dan goes above and beyond for the community and the underprivileged. It's also undeniable that EVERY NFL Analyst, Monday Morning QB, NFL Expert, Coach, Player, Commentator, Scout, and General Manager has the unified opinion that Dan Snyder has ruined the Redskins franchise.

Fire Vinny...

Posted by: jmicrodoc | December 15, 2009 4:55 PM | Report abuse

... glad somebody's smiling in that lockerroom.

If Zorn goes, is there any chance for continuity with the offensive system. J.Reid, how about exploring some scenarios on that front?

Posted by: BrooklynSkins | December 15, 2009 5:02 PM | Report abuse

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