Report: Washington updating playing surface at FedEx Field
The Washington Football Team are overhauling their playing surface, which has been criticized by players for years.
Washington has begun a two-month process that will involve removing and replacing the sod and renovating the drainage and irrigation systems, reports Nicki Jhabvala of The Washington Post.
It's the first major renovation of the playing surface at FedEx Field since it opened in 1997.
The field conditions have been a point of derision for players. Robert Griffin III tore his ACL and LCL on the playing surface in 2012. Former Washington quarterback Kirk Cousins said the field "has never been that great" in the second half of the season, and former receiver Pierre Garcon called it "pretty nasty" in 2012.
The decision to upgrade the field was spearheaded by Washington head coach Ron Rivera and president Jason Wright.