Redskins to issue SB rings to 1987 'scabs'
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By John KeimESPN Staff Writer

The Washington Redskins replacement players during the 1987 strike season won each of the three games they played, putting the franchise in position for a Super Bowl run. But when the Redskins won the Super Bowl, those players weren't recognized.

Until now.

The organization announced Wednesday that the strike players will receive a Super Bowl ring.

Most of the players were cut after the NFL strike ended, with a couple of them sticking around for the playoffs. None of the replacements received a ring, as the regular players remained upset about them crossing the picket line.

The Redskins' replacements were featured in an ESPN 30 for 30 documentary titled, "Year of the Scab." The show got momentum started for these players to receive their rings, and there was a thawing of opinion from the regular players on that championship team.

The Redskins ended their streak of placing the franchise tag on Kirk Cousins at two straight years, meaning the quarterback will be available to the highest bidder in free agency next week.

"If they get rings, I'm very happy for them," former Redskins defensive lineman Darryl Grant told The Washington Post after the documentary aired. Grant had been one of the most vehement opponents of the replacement...

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