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It’s pretty clear that coach Ron Rivera and the Washington Football Team have a strong bond. That’s evident by what the team did for him on Friday.

Ron Rivera was declared cancer-free in January after what was a very difficult 2020 season for him. © Paul Rutherford-USA TODAY Sports Ron Rivera was declared cancer-free in January after what was a very difficult 2020 season for him.

Rivera was diagnosed with squamous cell carcinoma in 2020, but had his one-year biopsy this week to confirm the coach remains cancer-free. When that came back negative, Washington players produced a video celebrating their coach and discussing what he means to them. The players also gathered donations for charities that fund new cancer research and treatments.

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This is just awesome, and you can see what it means to Rivera. He actually has to compose himself at the end, understandably so.

Rivera was declared cancer-free in January after what was a very difficult 2020 season for him. Washington’s players had a good look at how difficult it was for him to coach through cancer treatment. It’s hard not to be inspired by that.

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Washington Football Team is in the middle of a very strange season. While they did make the playoffs in 2020, they did so with a 7-9 record after winning a very down NFC East Division. They’ve followed that up so far with a 2-3 record that’s still good enough for second in the division so Read more The post Ron Rivera makes surprising admission about WFT appeared first on The Comeback.

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