Redskins to build a bubble, install heated field
The Washington Redskins are tired of driving to the gym. They're finally getting a bubble.
Coach Mike Shanahan says the Redskins will build a covered practice facility and install a heated outdoor field.
Washington is one of 10 NFL teams without an indoor practice facility. Only Cincinnati is further north.
Last week, the Redskins held one practice on a hard artificial turf because the grass fields were frozen, then they had to drive to a nearby gym for practice the next day because it was snowing.
Shanahan didn't give a timetable on Monday for new digs. He says the heated field is the first priority. He says he used a heated field when he was coaching in Denver, even when it was snowing, and ''it worked out pretty good.''