Redskins honor ’87 replacement players with Super Bowl rings

The Washington Redskins will honor their 1987 replacement team that won all three games by giving them Super Bowl rings next week.

The team will hold a ceremony Tuesday at its practice facility with replacement players and the general manager of the ’87 NFL champions, Charley Casserly.

Gresham had no idea until he heard from a Cardinals employee who follows such things.

He said, ‘You’re a viral sensation,’ I said, ‘For what? I didn’t get arrested,’ Gresham said. He sent me this picture and everything and I was like, ‘Oh, wow.’

He seemed surprised that what he considered a small gesture wound up being such a big deal.

I was right there, he said. I had my wallet in my pocket. Just here, swipe my card. It’s 50 bucks. Catch your flight. There wasn’t much to it.

Gronkowski and Tom Brady skipped voluntary workouts last month. Brady, who will turn 41 in August, reportedly opted to spend the time with his personal trainer. Gronkowski was said to have joined his quarterback.

But both were on the field with the team Tuesday for the first time this Tuesday as New England opened its three-day, mandatory minicamp. Gronkowski said after some long-hauling seasons and back-to-back Super Bowl runs, retirement definitely was in the mind.

I had to do what I had to do, where I felt good enough to get my body prepared, to get my body right again, see where my body was at and see where my mind was at, he said. I’m glad to be back out here. I feel like I definitely made the right decision coming back out.

Gronk said his decision to skip OTAs was so that he could train on my own.

It went good, he said. I think it was a good decision.

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