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Redskins Legacy: 1987 Replacement Team

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Twenty five years ago, the NFL experienced one of its most bizarre sequences, one rivaling the chaotic period when replacement referees stepped in earlier this season.

In 1987, the key figures were replacement players. After the regular players went on strike two games into the season, teams unveiled makeshift squads consisting mostly of unsigned rookies and NFL rejects.

The Redskins made the most of the unorthodox stretch. They were one of only three teams to win all three of their replacement games and held first place in the NFC East at 4-1 mark when it ended.