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Washington Redskins Top Twitter Accounts To Follow

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Keeping up with your favorite team can be an all-consuming task. We’re here to help indulge that need to follow all aspects of the NFL on Twitter.

For all 32 teams, we’re picking the best Twitter accounts for each franchise. They run the gamut from players, coaches, executives, traditional media, bloggers or simply accounts that keep us informed and entertained.

Whether you’re a Twitter neophyte or simply trying to spice up your feed for football season, we’re here to help. And it all starts with the Washington Redskins official Twitter account:

@Redskins (Followers: 113,165)

Top Redskins To Follow:

Note: Followers as of date of publication, August 2, 2012

 

Name

Pos.

Twitter

Followers

1.

Robert Griffin III

QB

@RGIII

277,348

2.

Joshua Morgan

WR

@FeetzMorgan202

103,944

3.

Pierre Garcon

WR

@PierreGarcon

89,476

4.

DeAngelo Hall

CB

@Dhall23

88,869

5.

Brian Orakpo

LB

@rak98

48,412

6.

London Fletcher

LB

@LFletcher59

39,880

7.

Ryan Kerrigan

LB

@RyanKerrigan91

37,840

8.

Santana Moss

WR

@EIGHTTODANINE

28,774

9.

Niles Paul

WR

@Niles_Paul84

23,088

10.

Evan Royster

RB

@Evan_Royster

22,156

11.

Kirk Cousins

QB

@KirkCousins8

21,340

12.

Brandon Banks

WR

@speedybanks16

19,744

13.

Terrence Austin

WR

@Terrence_Austin

19,306

14.

Anthony Armstrong

WR

@MrArmstrong13

18,113

15.

Leonard Hankerson

WR

@HankTime85

16,554

16.

Tim Hightower

RB

@Tim_Hightower

16,178

17.

Adam Carriker

DE

@AdamCarriker94

14,232

18.

Jarvis Jenkins

DE

@Jarvis99jenkins

13,270

19.

Reed Doughty

S

@doughty37

8,426

20.

Stephen Bowen

DE

@stevebo72

7,958

21.

Chris Neild

NT

@TruckNeild

5,801

22.

Graham Gano

K

@GrahamGano

5,043

23.

Chris Baker

NT

@cbaker92redskin

2,600

24.

Richard Crawford Jr.

CB

@Rich_Crawford6

1,538

It's probably no surprise that even though he's yet to take a snap in the NFL, Robert Griffin III is the runaway leader in terms of Twitter followers on the Redskins' roster. What may be a little more surprising, however, is that the team's current No. 2 and 3 on the list are also newcomers — wide receivers Joshua Morgan and Pierre Garcon, both of whom who signed as free agents this offsesason.

In fact, a total of eight wideouts currently on the Skins' roster, along with running backs Evan Royster and Tim Hightower (Roy Helu where are you?) fall among the team's Top 16 Twitterers. No doubt Redskins fans are hoping the offense will be just as explosive this season as their playmakers' Twitter feeds appear to be.

If you wish to relive some of the Redskins' glory years of the past, you can follow Joe Gibbs (@CoachJoeGibbs), Joe Theismann (@Theismann7), Darrell Green (@darrellgreen28), John Riggins (@riggo44) and Brian Mitchell (@BmitchliveCSN). Alas, Albert Haynesworth doesn't appear to have an active Twitter account right now.

The Redskins Beat:

Mark Maske, NFL reporter for The Washington Post, contributor to The Insider blog: @MarkMaske (11,167)

Chris Russell, Redskins Insider for ESPN Radio 980, also can be heard on the Redskins Radio Network: @Russellmania980 (9,009)

Rich Campbell, beat writer for The Washington Times: @Rich_Campbell (7,638)

Mike Jones, beat writer for The Washington Post: @MikeJonesWaPo (6,460)

John Keim, beat writer for the Washington Examiner: @john_keim (6,369)

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Barry Svrluga, helps cover Redskins for The Washington Post: @barrysvrluga (4,487)

Redskins Blog Roll:

The Insider (@Insider) is The Washington Post's Redskins blog, featuring the work of beat writers Mike Jones, Mark Maske and Barry Svrluga.

Redskins Watch is The Washington Times' online destination for all you need or want to know about the team.

Redskins Confidential is the Washington Examiner's 'Skins-dedicated online home.

Chris Russell's blog is just one part of ESPN Radio 980's Redskins Portal.

Hogs Haven is SB Nation's Redskins blog.

Real Redskins is "The Original Redskins Blog Since 2004" run by @Rich_Tandler.

The Burgundy Warpath, Riggo's Rag, Redskins Hog Heaven, and Redskins Gab out in cyberspace for your perusal.

The ESPN NFC East blog is run by Dan Graziano and you can follow him @espn_nfceast.

2012 Athlon Sports NFL Power Rankings and Team Previews:

No. 32:Jacksonville Jaguars
No. 31:St. Louis Rams
No. 30:Minnesota Vikings
No. 29:Indianapolis Colts
No. 28:Cleveland Browns
No. 27:Miami Dolphins
No. 26:Arizona Cardinals
No. 25:Tampa Bay Buccaneers
No. 24:Kansas City Chiefs
No. 23:Oakland Raiders
No. 22:Washington Redskins
No. 21: Fri., Aug. 3

Order your 2012 Washington Redskins Athlon Sports NFL Preview magazine here

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- By Braden Gall and Mark Ross, published on August 2, 2012

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