WASHINGTON (WUSA9) -- The Washington Redskins went about business as usual Monday in Ashburn, but the news of the shooting at the Navy Yard weighed heavily on their minds.
For one player, Receiver Josh Morgan, his thoughts were focused on something other than football.
Morgan's mom and god mother both work at the Navy Yard and were there Monday morning when everything unfolded.
By the time he had finished practice with his team in Ashburn around noon, Josh still had not heard from his mom, LaWanda Ware, who works in the same building and on the same floor that the shootings took place.
Talking to reporters, Josh said, "My god mother works in the other building. She's doing okay. But I haven't heard from my mother yet. I called like 30 times. Nobody has been able to get into contact with her. We're just praying and hoping everything is okay."
For Josh and his family however, those types of prayers have become all too familiar.
"Unfortunately it's not the first time. It's kind happened in 9/11 - she was at the Pentagon then. It happened to me when I was at Virginia Tech. With the shooting down there. We're kind of too familiar with it unfortunately."
Lawanda worked at the Pentagon when the plane crashed into the building on 9/11 and Josh couldn't reach her then either.
Also, Josh was a Junior at Virginia Tech when Seung-Hui Cho's went on a shooting spree in Blacksburg, Va., that killed 32 people.
But thankfully, just like in 2001 and 2007, this story has a happy ending. A cousin finally got in touch with Lawanda and informed Josh, via twitter, that she was safe.