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“Dear Premium Club Member,” reads this letter from the Redskins.

“The Washington Redskins thank you for your continued loyalty and support. Redskins fans are the best in the NFL and we greatly appreciate your dedication over the years.”

“Head Coach Jay Gruden, new General Manager Scot McCloughan, and Defensive Coordinator Joe Barry will lead a nucleus of Ryan Kerrigan, DeSean Jackson, plus Pro Bowlers Trent Williams and Alfred Morris. The Redskins are poised to rebound next season!”


(Via a reader)


You’ll notice there is one prominent position — and one prominent player — not included in that nucleus. (Quarterback and Robert Griffin III, FYI.) Which means the team is now promoting Joe Barry more than the guy who once seemed poised to be among the most popular players in franchise history.

Also, you’ll notice that the team is calling premium club membership “the most exclusive sports and entertainment experience available.” Remember when the team was giving away premium seats for free last year?