Sunday marked the first weekend without a professional football game for the first time since the beginning of the season. As such, Redskins players had a full weekend to enjoy without scheduling their lives around watching a game. Several took advantage.
Saturday night, safety Su'a Cravens travelled up to Philadelphia to the Wells Fargo Center to see the Sixers defeat the Miami Heat. Because Cravens is no stranger to finding and taking photos with celebrities, he was able to grab a shot with the team's burgeoning star, Joel Embiid, whose nickname, "The Process," has become ubiquitous in sports culture. Cravens has visited Philadelphia before -- last offseason -- and it's highly possible he roots for the Lakers (and maybe the Wizards?), so let's just believe that this was an opportunity to hang with another young star and not any indication of allegiance.
Tight end Vernon Davis had quite the weekend in Arizona, where he had lunch in the Grand Canyon. In his caption he quotes Gandhi: "Live as if you'll die tomorrow and learn as if you'll live forever." This may have a been a belated birthday present trip – and a humbling one I would guess. It seems like the prospects of another uncertain free agency period don't have Davis too worried.
Redskins offensive lineman Ty Nsekhe continued to show support for victims of gun violence this weekend when he visited a memorial service in Miami, Fla., for Trayvon Martin, who was killed five years ago this month. Nsekhe has been active in giving back over the last few months. He provided tickets to the Redskins-Cowboys Thanksgiving game to the victims of the Dallas Police shootings. In December, he bought an American Girl doll for the daughter of Philando Castile, who was shot by a Minnesota police officer last summer. "I want to thank Sybrina Fulton and Tracy Martin for inviting me to celebrate the life of their son and keep making strides for positivity in the community," he captioned.
A couple linebackers had some fun, too. Terence Garvin made a trip to the National Zoo while Trent Murphy made a trip to Half Moon Bay, Calif., to work out on the beach.
And not to be outdone, safety DeAngelo Hall played dad again this weekend, taking his twin boys to baseball practice. Drake's "Fake Love" came on the radio and Hall had to record them singing along to the lyrics.