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Phillip Daniels upset over perceived Redskins alumni snub

(Toni L. Sandys/Washington Post)

Sunday was the Redskins’ homecoming, complete with a celebration of the team’s alumni. Redskins blog has details:

Wearing throwback uniforms in homage to the team’s beginning, more than 100 alumni and their families were welcomed to FedExField to watch the Redskins battle the San Diego Chargers.

From greats like Sam Huff to Chris Cooley, the alumni mingled and chatted, reminiscing on the days where they played in front of raucous crowds at FedExField, RFK Stadium and even Griffith Stadium.

The weekend also included a reception for attending former Redskins, and at least one player felt left off the guest list.

Phillip Daniels took to Twitter to vent about being left out of the loop. It seems Daniels was looking for a personal invitation, something a team representative says wouldn’t have happened anyway. According to the rep, all former members of the organization are welcome to participate, including players, coaches and other staff. The team doesn’t reach out to all alumni individually, and details on exactly how players are contacted were vague, with word of mouth being cited as playing a part in recruiting participants.

Daniels played six season for the Redskins and last year served as the team’s director of player development, so I’m not sure why none of his former teammates or players clued him in. Perhaps someone dropped the ball in the Redskins Alumni Phone Tree.




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