Former Redskins player to run for Senate

A former Washington Redskins player decided Tuesday to run for Senate against incumbent Patty Murray (D-Wash.)

Clint Didier, a tight end who won two Super Bowls with the Redskins in the 1980s, announced he will challenge the third-term senator today as a Republican, according to the Seattle Times

Didier and at least four other GOPers are not considered serious threats to unseat Murray. The senator still had $4.6 million in campaign funds at the end of September.

The ex-Redskin is now a businessman in Pasco, Wash. and describes himself to the Times as "not a practiced politician."

Dwight Pelz, head of the Washington State Democratic Party, told the Times that the party will still fight hard to make sure Murray prevails.

Didier is not the only NFLer to enter a congressional race this cycle.

Former Buffalo Bills tight end Jay Riemersma (R) is running for the House in Michigan and ex-Philadelphia Eagles (and now San Diego Chargers) lineman Jon Runyan is mulling a House run in New Jersey as a Republican.