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Snyder keeps plugging away at building a winner

Owner Dan Snyder is labeled "impetuous" and "impulsive," but there is no question that he's out to improve his Redskins.

Updated: March 10, 2003, 5:50 PM ET
By Len Pasquarelli | ESPN.com

In the parlance of the salesman it was a "cold call," Washington Redskins owner Dan Snyder securing the home phone number of Roosevelt Barnes from a reporter late Friday night, and then dialing up the agent whom he had never met to discuss the possibility of snatching wide receiver Laveranues Coles away from the New York Jets with a restricted veteran offer sheet.

Forty-nine-and-a-half hours later, the deed was done, the price of potential piracy established with a record $13 million upfront ...

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