WASHINGTON (WUSA) -- Second-year cornerback Travon Bellamy has an uphill climb if he expects to make the Redskins 53-man roster.
"I'm working hard everyday, it's a constant grind. The 13 hour days are rough, but I'm making the best out of it," Bellamy said Thursday after practice.
Because Bellamy, 24, has yet to make a big impact in the NFL, he's probably most known for this factoid: his cousin is ESPN personality and longtime Washington Post columnist Michael Wilbon.
"I was actually just with him three weeks ago before training camp. We were together for my aunts birthday party."
Bellamy described his cousin as intelligent, wise, a lover of jokes and a hard worker. "He travels literally 24/7 so I hardly get a chance to see him."
Wilbon, a noted Chicago Bears fan, did lay a some smack-talk on his little cousin when the Redskins signed him to the practice squad last November.
"He was like 'Man, how you going to play for the Skins?' And I was like 'It wasn't my choice man, I was just trying to find a job.'"
The only noteworthy information on Wilbon that Bellamy provided me was something that most fans of Pardon the Interruption (Wilbon's ESPN television show with Tony Kornheiser) already knew.
"Mike and Tony never wear the full on suits. Always just shorts and funky socks. Almost like RGIII socks," said a laughing Bellamy.
After I continued to prod Bellamy for close to five minutes, I finally called it quits.
"You want me to give you some inside dirt on him, don't you," Bellamy responded. "What you see is what you get with him."