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Washington Redskins: Franchise player

8/18/2008

Posted by ESPN.com's Matt Mosley

Readers' pick: Darrell Green, CB

Not that he didn't deserve top honors, but you have to think Darrell Green's timing was pretty good for being voted No. 1. Green and Art Monk grabbed the top two spots a couple of weeks after being inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame.

Running back John Riggins may be the most iconic player in franchise history and that's why I was surprised to see him check in at No. 4 on the list, one spot behind quarterback Sammy Baugh. In some franchises, the old-timers got the shaft in SportsNation voting, but Redskins fans showed off their knowledge by taking care of some of the past greats.

Quarterback Joe Theismann finished one spot ahead of Hall of Famer Sonny Jurgensen, but that's not a big surprise. He led the team to a couple of Super Bowls, and still spends time around the organization.

Anyone who watched Ken Houston play safety knows that he's too far down on the list. Dexter Manley was a tremendous player, but to put him ahead of Houston and wide receiver Charley Taylor doesn't seem right.

And is it too much to get one of the Hogs on the list? Russ Grimm, Joe Jacoby, I'll vote for both of those guys. Only one more major problem with this list: If I'm going to get called "Mark" my entire life because of a Redskins kicker, Mark Moseley has to be on the list.