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The Ex-Skins Factor

Cindy (Cyn-City in the Hizzie) suggested I do an item on the number of ex-Skins playing in this Super Bowl, and then make some kind of smart-aleck prediction based on that. So, sure I'm all for it.

My first thought was, okay, are there any. No one leaped to mind. Then, after like 2 minutes I broke free from my brain cramp and remembered Bryan Johnson, the Bears' fullback, used to be a Skin.

Then I spent about 10 more minutes thinking, and came up with zilch. Then I spent 10 minutes looking over the rosters from both teams and came up with nothing. Then I drank another Presidente (this process began last night; I'm only writing about it now) and came up with nada.

So, as best I can tell, we've got Bryan Johnson, who played 49 games for the Skins, including 48 straight from 2001-2003 vs. no one. Johnson, in his time with the Skins, ran three times for five yards and caught 33 balls for 314 yards. Never did get in the end zone for the Skins.

As for the Colts. Well. there's Reggie Wayne, who The Danny was just dying to give one of those 5-year, $30-million, $10-million guaranteed contracts to. But he never became a free agent.

Then we've got Antoine Bethea, the Howard product. And Cato Jone is a DC guy (Anacostia HS). Terrence Wilkins is another DC guy. Dwight Freeney could be a SFATBSL - Skins Free Agent To Be Signed Later, but then again, who isn't (I kid, I kid).

What to make of all of this?

I guess we've got the give the edge to the Colts, right. I mean the Skins were 20-28 during the Bryan Johnson Era. No great shakes. Then again, if you think about Washington's record this decade, maybe it's best to be a team with no former Skins rather than one.

By Jason La Canfora  |  January 29, 2007; 3:00 PM ET
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