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Post autor: elaine95 » wt paź 16, 2018 10:39 pm

Atlanta Falcons receiver Andre Roberts has won the 2017 Salute to Service Award.

Roberts Lions Authentic Jerseys , whose parents served in the U.S. Army and is widely engaged in military appreciation events with the Falcons, will be recognized at NFL Honors on Saturday night, when The Associated Press announces its individual league award winners.

In his honor, USAA, which provides insurance and other services to U.S. military members, veterans and their families, will contribute $25,000 to the official aid societies representing all five military branches.

”True heroism is measured by a person’s willingness to sacrifice themselves for the safety and freedom of others Packers Authentic Jerseys ,” Robert said Wednesday. ”The men and women of the U.S. Armed Services are the greatest collection of heroes in our world today. I’m honored to salute their service and I’m forever grateful for the military heritage of my mother and father, both Army veterans, as well as the values of service to country and fellow man I received at The Citadel.”

The other finalists were Carolina Panthers coach Ron Rivera and former Tennessee Titans coach Mike Mularkey.

With the Falcons, Roberts has made multiple visits to local VA hospitals, spent a day fishing with veterans at `Fishing with the Falcons,’ and selected the Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors (TAPS) as his organization for the NFL’s ”My Cause, My Cleats” program. His coach, Dan Quinn Texans Authentic Jerseys , was the 2016 recipient of the Salute to Service Award.

Roberts also has an offseason travel schedule that takes him to military bases across the nation. He has volunteered at youth camps at Nellis Air Force Base in Nevada; Luke Air Force base in Arizona; Naval Air Station Oceana in Virginia Beach, Virginia; Fort Lee II in Richmond, Virginia; Fort Bragg in North Carolina; Joint Base in South Carolina; Schofield Barracks in Hawaii; Yankee Stadium in New York; Fort Jackson in South Carolina; Fort Benning in Georgia; and Fort Campbell in Kentucky.

”Andre’s support of the military community is authentic, genuine and greatly appreciated. Having grown up the son of two Army members, he knows the sacrifices military members and their families make,” said Vice Admiral (Ret.) John Bird, USAA senior vice president of military affairs. ”Giving back to those who are willing to give all makes Andre a well-deserving recipient of this award.”

Roberts was selected by a panel including Bird and Quinn; Pro Football Hall of Famer Roger Staubach; Rocky Bleier; Chad Hennings; Jim Mora and Tod Leiweke.



Middle linebacker Mason Foster has re-signed with the Washington Redskins.

The team announced the deal on Thursday.

Foster went on injured reserve in late October and had surgery on his right shoulder.

He had been playing with a torn labrum in his shoulder since the first half of Washington’s victory over the Los Angeles Rams in Week 2. Foster sealed that win with an interception.

In a series of tweets when he was put on IR, Foster appeared to criticize some in the organization for the handling of his injury. He posted a message saying business is business and ”they don’t care about us Colts Authentic Jerseys ,” while defending coaches, trainers and teammates and adding that former general manager Scot McCloughan ”wouldn’t have done me like that.”

Foster joined the Redskins as a free agent in Week 4 of the 2015 season.

He has appeared in 91 regular-season NFL games, including 76 starts, since being draft by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in 2011.


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