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Stories emerge from those striving to make roster

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  1. London Fletcher2:11
  2. hard knocks0:09
  3. Famer Bruce1:06
  4. Troy1:30
  5. Oakland1:42
  6. Redskins fans0:31
  7. undrafted free agents0:20
  8. practice squad1:00, 2:25
  9. active roster1:02
  10. middle linebacker2:03
Sun, 4 Aug 2013|
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CSN Washington dot com. Every year during training camp we all watched hard knocks and we get awesome behind the scenes all access coverage and we all love it. And every year there are some great stories that come from guys who don't even make the team. They're undersized undrafted free agents were literally fighting for survival. But those stories year in year out are always so compelling. And thousands of Redskins fans here every day training camp is about the stores and a chance to see their heroes. But for almost half of the ninety players on the field it's all about putting something on tape every day. Trying to earn a spot on the 53 man roster takes everything you know -- Character. Can get -- you know. The coaches still like yeah that's about it you know they're not gonna keep someone around just as that you are nice guys senator Kevin Matthews signed as a free agent from Tennessee. He spent time on their practice squad he's been on the active roster and even started three games plus. His dad his hall of Famer Bruce Matthews. Doubt is always in his mind I'm constantly think and you know one day it's like man I saw coming to cut and then I watch a film it's like OK well I can do this and it's. Yeah you have to have confidence in her out. Now they got to know we're going to be able to perform but the opportunities for the guys on the bubble aren't always -- -- Dawson is an undrafted free agent from TCU he's made an impression. Chip Reeves is undrafted from Troy and both understand how important each play is for their survival. Almost three days so you know I'll give him those are rigged in Carter today you know like I give my little. Obviously -- loan like coach Tim you know make in this puts Oakland must be don't take had a wonderful -- I got the speed assisted field. It's just like gang situation there it's a must have -- -- -- but they'll just go Paula. I'm -- everything -- stream though or else we'll spring 05 -- -- so let's bring everything -- restraint. But sometimes guys like Marvin for dead -- is slow down and appreciate where they are. A five foot eleven inch middle linebacker from UAB he's learning from one of the best undersized guys ever to play the position as far as the wow factor. Me yes it is London Fletcher I mean invention of our veterans he's been everywhere at seventeen years and I mean it is done incredibly -- back as they are -- is this does. Big ball away as he is actually talking to me you know it's. Some of these guys won't make it past the first cut some might find there way to the practice squad. But they're all prepared to do whatever it takes to live out their dream. I don't think -- break the school. I think them making the sponsor of the team except playing in the game so. I mean if Craig this club was a come Luke thanks sounding think if that's not even in my mind I'm not my main goal is to make the singing and the other. No contributes and seeing on the field I'm here to do -- -- -- -- -- they need -- to hold feel go our host to go to -- just reward us reward -- did play in a -- full. No no matter would -- the furious game. Note -- come so -- sort of. Okay. Skye Dawson actually couldn't make this squad on special teams he's been getting a lot of work as a punt returner as for chip Reeves. He knows just how important every day is he told me. In the NFL they cut guys that make twenty million dollars a year -- his job is certainly not say. With the Redskins rob -- CSN Washington. CSN Washington dot com.