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Jay Busbee
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Via @dcsportsbog

ATLANTA - Washington, D.C. is a land where much is discussed and little is done. Unsurprisingly, it's been the site of several notable shutdowns in recent years, as Fox Sports noted before the Redskins' Sunday afternoon game against the Atlanta Falcons. (Via @dcsportsbog.)

Robert Griffin III, as you may have heard, is no longer the starting quarterback for the Redskins. He joins Nationals pitcher Stephen Strasburg and the entire U.S. government as notable D.C. shutdowns. The Nationals shut down Strasburg to prevent recurrence of injury, and the government shut down because [insert whatever politically-motivated rationalization makes you feel better here].

Before the game, Griffin was chip-shotting kicks from the two-yard-line with a small smile on his face. During the game, he stood on the sideline in street clothes, offering up encouragement to his replacement, Kirk Cousins.

Also on the sidelines before the game? These folks:

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(Sporting News via Reddit.)

Wow. Those jackets might be the only thing uglier than this Falcons-Redskins game.


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