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Redskins Looking for Training Camp Site

The Redskins continue to explore options that would enable them to hold training camp away from Redskins Park for the first time since 2002.

George Mason University Athletic Director Tom O’Connor said that Redskins General Manager Bruce Allen and members of his staff met with O’Connor shortly after the first of the year to discuss the possibility of holding camp at the university’s Fairfax campus.

But a mutual determination was made, according to O’Connor, that George Mason wouldn’t be able to host Washington’s training camp.

In the last two days, officials from Dickinson College in Carlisle, Pa., (where the Redskins held training camp from 1963-94 and 2001 and 2002) and Frostburg State University (where Washington had camp from 1995-99) said that they had not had any contact with the Redskins this year. Neither had officials at William & Mary, where the team has previously explored the possibility of having camp, or Catholic University in the District.

The Redskins have held training camp at Redskins Park since 2003, but coach Mike Shanahan – who is entering his third season with the team — has said in the past that he prefers getting away for the four weeks of training camp.

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