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Redskins Rookies Spend the Day Touring D.C. 


Fifth-round draft pick Cole Holcolmb, who grew up in Florida and attended North Carolina, had only been to Washington, D.C., once as a part of an eight-grade field trip around the Washington Metropolitan Area.

Seventh-rounder Jimmy Moreland had never traveled around the district despite playing college football at James Madison University in Harrisonburg, Va. -- just two hours from the nation's capital.

As for undrafted rookie Craig Reynolds, a lifelong Pennsylvania resident and Kutztown University graduate, the only time he experienced Washington was when he was "really young." He admittedly does not remember much.

That all changed on Friday, though. As a part of the Redskins Rookie Community Club, Holbomb, Moreland, Reynolds and their first-year teammates spent the afternoon in Washington, touring the city they'll now represent on the football field.

"It was great to be around all of the other rookies and go out here and finally get a tour," Reynolds said. "It was great to be on that bus and really get to see the city, see the fans, people calling out our names and asking for pictures and stuff like that, so it was a great time."

Take a look at photos of the Redskins Rookies touring D.C. on Friday June 7th, 2019.

The day began on the front steps of the John A. Wilson Building in Northwest, where the players had a chance to meet with Mayor Muriel Bowser and Ward 2 Councilmember Jack Evans. Lighthearted conversation and photo ops followed, with first-round quarterback Dwayne Haskins presenting Bowser with a signed football courtesy of the Redskins' rookie class.

"It's going to be my first time meeting the mayor, because I've never met the mayor of my own city. It's going to be a special moment," Moreland said during the bus ride into Washington. "Going to see the monuments, walking around with my guys -- the rookie class -- it's just going to be a great day overall."

Following the meet and greet, the players hopped on a double-decker bus for a unique look at the nation's capital and all of its historical memorials: the Washington Monument, the Capital Building and the White House. They also had a chance to walk around the Lincoln Memorial, a first for many of these rookies.

And before getting back onto the bus, the group posed where Martin Luther King Jr. delivered his iconic "I Have a Dream" speech in 1963.

"Just learn more about the nation's capital and learn more about where I'm going to be living and just learn more about our nation's history," Holcolm said. "Everything about this town is pretty interesting."

Reynolds tabbed the trip as a quality bonding experience for the rookies, especially considering they've joined the Redskins from all over the country. Not only could they glean the historical and cultural aspect of Washington, but they had a chance to interact and embrace the fans who will be rooting them on this fall.

"They're great fans, I love them, you see them show up for practice, yelling our names," Reynolds said. "As we're touring the city, showing support, taking pictures, asking for pictures -- it's great. We appreciate their support, and it's all for them."

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