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Redskins Insider: October 12, 2008 - October 18, 2008

This Week on 'The Jasons' ...

Here is the latest, and perhaps greatest, installment of "The Jasons." (Maybe next week they'll get a wacky neighbor who drops in unannounced.) See it here and on Comcast Sportsnet. Our friends at Comcast will have Alex Ovechkin on their pregame show Sunday at 3, for you Caps fans. As...

By Cindy Boren  |  October 18, 2008; 8:16 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (22)
 
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TCCLs

TCCLs must mean the weekend is upon us: 96.2 TCCLS - Jason Campbell The real deal. Should have had another fourth-quarter comeback Sunday. That's heady stuff. 37 TCCLs - Reed Doughty He's a classy kid, willing to give up his number a second time, and just hungry to get healthy...

By Jason La Canfora  |  October 17, 2008; 5:30 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (114)
 
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Incognito Draws $35K Fine

St. Louis offensive lineman Richie Incognito, who drew the ire of several Redskins for what they perceived to be his dirty play in the Rams' victory over Washington last week, incurred three fines from the NFL totaling $35,000 for his actions in that game, according to a source with knowledge...

By Jason La Canfora  |  October 17, 2008; 5:03 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (19)
 
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Incognito Fined $35K; More on the TV Deal

Richie Incognito, according to an ESPN report has been fined $35,000 by the NFL for his actions in the Rams-Skins game last week. And Jason La Canfora says of the perfect storm that could complicate Sunday's broadcast: There is a possibility that part of Redskins' game against Cleveland Sunday may...

By Cindy Boren  |  October 17, 2008; 4:51 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (15)
 
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Warning: You Might Miss Kickoff

Viewing Note: If you're watching the game Sunday on TV, there's a chance -- if the Ravens-Dolphins game that begins at 1 p.m. isn't completely finished or if the outcome is not certain -- that you might miss kickoff of the Browns-Skins game, according to WUSA-Channel 9....

By Cindy Boren  |  October 17, 2008; 3:53 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (54)
 
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Landry: Mixing and Matching Free, Strong Safety

From Jason Reid: Defensive coordinator Greg Blache had an aggressive game plan in last week's stunning loss to the formerly winless St. Louis Rams. But despite Blache having instructed rookie safeties Chris Horton and Kareem Moore to blitz often, those calls did not produce sacks (cornerback Shawn Springs had one...

By Cindy Boren  |  October 17, 2008; 3:30 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (26)
 
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Kelly May Be 'Odd Man Out' Sunday

From Jason Reid: With the health of the team improving, rookie wide receiver Malcolm Kelly, who had a good week of practice, could be inactive again, Coach Jim Zorn said. Kelly only has been active in two games as he struggled to overcome knee problems and improve his route running....

By Cindy Boren  |  October 17, 2008; 2:00 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (63)
 
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Springs to Be a Game-Time Decision (Updated)

From Jason Reid: After cornerback Shawn Springs (calf) sat out practice yesterday, Redskins Coach Jim Zorn said Springs would be a game-time decision Sunday against the Cleveland Browns at FedEx Field. "He couldn't practice today because he had some tightness in his calf," Zorn said of Springs, who participated fully...

By Cindy Boren  |  October 17, 2008; 1:07 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (58)
 
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Blocking Will Be Key for Betts' Replacement

From Jason Reid: In addition to their running and receiving skills, running backs Clinton Portis and Ladell Betts are considered outstanding blockers. Portis and Betts excel at picking up blitzes in pass protection, coaches and players said, inspiring confidence in quarterback Jason Campbell. "Clinton and Ladell, both those guys, they...

By Cindy Boren  |  October 17, 2008; 11:58 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (36)
 
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Browns-Skins: Unrestricted Preview

Jason Reid previews the Browns-Skins game and, this morning, wrote about LaRon Landry and Sean Taylor. Steinberg found Jim Zorn's "Faces in the Crowd" mention from SI waaaaay back when. Even then, he was vintage: "The key is to have a fervent desire to be in on the next play."...

By Cindy Boren  |  October 17, 2008; 10:23 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (54)
 
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UFO (Defense) Sighting Possible

We've covered one of the Browns' unusual offensive formations -- the single wing -- so in the interest of equal time, this being the election season and all, let's riff on the quirky package the Browns run on defense: the UFO. The Browns put the entire defense in an upright...

By Jason La Canfora  |  October 17, 2008; 9:40 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (29)
 
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Guest Blog: What It Takes to Get to the Super Bowl

Csaba, president of the Hungarian chapter of Redskins Nation, is a huge fan who recently got married in Hungary (congrats) and always sends me insightful emails, including this one, which we've turned into a guest blog. It's a thorough breakdown of some of the statistical realities of recent Super Bowl...

By Jason La Canfora  |  October 17, 2008; 8:50 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (21)
 
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Declawing a Wildcat

It might only appear for a single play, or perhaps two. Blink and you may miss it. But the Wildcat will most likely appear Sunday at FedEx Field. The Browns began running their variation of a single-wing offense last season, with receiver Joshua Cribbs under center and QB Derek Anderson...

By Jason La Canfora  |  October 17, 2008; 7:53 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (18)
 
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The Rock Cartwright Special Teams Report

I'm going to save my treatise on the Wildcat formation until the morning, and end today with Rock on Teams. The Browns have who many believe to be the second-best return guy in the NFL - Joshua Cribbs - and that dominates the talk this week. Yes, the Browns rank...

By Jason La Canfora  |  October 16, 2008; 5:45 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (31)
 
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Zorn: Secondary Injuries Are a Concern

Jim Zorn said the Redskins are worried about the secondary ahead of Sunday's game, with corner Shawn Springs tweaking his calf muscle late in practice today. Springs will be re-evaluated Friday, while corner Fred Smoot (groin) is "doubtful" to play. Top corner Carlos Rogers (calf) was limited in practice again,...

By Jason La Canfora  |  October 16, 2008; 2:45 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (108)
 
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Blache Again Cautions Defense

Greg Blache's defensive players are hearing the same message about the Browns that they heard about the Rams last week: Under-estimate them at your own peril. After the Browns gutted the Super Bowl champs on "Monday Night Football," the defensive coordinator had plenty of ammunition. "My one piece of advice...

By Jason La Canfora  |  October 16, 2008; 1:15 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (112)
 
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Doughty Considering Back Surgery

From Jason La Canfora: Safety Reed Doughy, whose season ended when he was placed on the injured-reserve list Tuesday, said he will see at least one more specialist before deciding whether he will undergo surgery to repair a nerve problem in his back. Doughty figures recovery from surgery could take...

By Cindy Boren  |  October 16, 2008; 12:23 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (42)
 
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Cincy Is Beautiful in December...

Jasno heard an interesting item on the radio just now and calls it in: Sure, the economy isn't great, but if you've got some discretionary income in the mattress, want to see the Skins and have no hope of getting to FedEx Field, you might want to think about that...

By Cindy Boren  |  October 16, 2008; 9:51 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (135)
 
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Dawn of Shaun, in Ashburn

Jason Reid recaps Shaun Alexander's first day of practice with the Redskins....

By Cindy Boren  |  October 16, 2008; 9:30 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (19)
 
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Carlos Rogers Having a Pro Bowl Season

I haven't made a big enough deal of this, so I'm going to now. Carlos Rogers is playing some stellar football right now. In fact, he has been all season long and is looking every bit like the guy who merited being taken ninth overall. While the other corners in...

By Jason La Canfora  |  October 16, 2008; 8:50 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (31)
 
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Rogers Presents Big Obstacle for Skins

There are a few individuals who could swing this game in Cleveland's favor, some obvious - like Braylon Edwards or Derek Anderson - but I wanted to focus on someone else. I've had my share of problems with the way Shaun Rogers has operated in the past, during his time...

By Jason La Canfora  |  October 16, 2008; 8:12 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (20)
 
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Suisham Starts Work with New Holder -- Plackemeier

The Skins' new punter began working with kicker Shaun Suisham today, as he will be holding for field-goal and point-after kicks. Suisham doesn't kick much on Wednesdays - Thursday is more of his kicking day - but he and Ryan Plackemeier did work for a while on simulating kicks and...

By Jason La Canfora  |  October 15, 2008; 4:30 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (67)
 
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Zorn: Samuels, Portis Sore but Will Start

Jim Zorn said Chris Samuels will start at left tackle Sunday, although he rested his sore knee at practice today. Tailback Clinton Portis has a hip flexor, and he sat out practice as well, but there is "no doubt" that he will play Sunday as well. Safety Chris Horton's status...

By Jason La Canfora  |  October 15, 2008; 3:20 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (29)
 
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Odds and Ends

Tidbits from the open locker room: Clinton Portis said he is happy to see Shaun Alexander backing him up, and also believes his buddy Rock Cartwright has plenty to feel good about, even if he can't get those carries he so coveted now. "It's a business, and we all have...

By Jason La Canfora  |  October 15, 2008; 2:15 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (71)
 
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Team Practicing without Portis, Kendall

From Jason La Canfora: The following players were not suited up for practice: Clinton Portis (likely a day of rest) Pete Kendall (likely a day of rest) Ladell Betts (likely out four weeks with a knee injury; not on the field at all) Chris Samuels (knee) Chris Horton (ankle) Stephon...

By Cindy Boren  |  October 15, 2008; 1:45 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (28)
 
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Green Well-Versed in Blache D

Jason La Canfora reports: Michael Green says he expects to be active Sunday with the Redskins short on safeties, at least on special teams. Green said his knowledge of Greg Blache's defense will work in his favor and help his transition (he played for Blache in Chicago). Green said learned...

By Cindy Boren  |  October 15, 2008; 1:10 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (35)
 
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Plackemeier Brings Aussie Approach

Jason La Canfora reports: Ryan Plackemeier is pretty pumped to be here after losing out in recent punting competitions in Minnesota and Green Bay. He battled injury in the preseason and was cut by Seattle after Week 1, but said he quickly began to look forward and had one of...

By Cindy Boren  |  October 15, 2008; 12:45 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (26)
 
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Alexander's Ready to Play

Jason La Canfora reports: Shaun Alexander has been out of football since the end of last season, but says he expects to play Sunday against Cleveland, backing up Clinton Portis. "That's the plan," Alexander said. "I think I'll be ready." Alexander said his ties to Jim Zorn, Stump Mitchell, Chris...

By Cindy Boren  |  October 15, 2008; 12:22 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (29)
 
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Crennel Says Winslow Is Questionable

In his conference call with Washington media, Browns Coach Romeo Crennel said he is unsure whether tight end Kellen Winslow will be able to play Sunday at FedEx Field. "He's questionable," Crennel said. "I'm hopeful he plays, but there's no guarantee." Obviously, Winslow, hospitalized over the weekend for an undisclosed...

By Jason La Canfora  |  October 15, 2008; 11:56 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (14)
 
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An Unrestricted Look at Tuesday's Moves

Jason Reid takes an unrestricted look at a wild Tuesday while we wait for the locker room to open....

By Cindy Boren  |  October 15, 2008; 10:40 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (71)
 
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Another Trap Game?

We will hear the talk again this week, about the Cleveland Browns being a trap for the Redskins on Sunday, that they're an upstart team with little to lose after a poor start to the season. After toppling the previously undefeated Giants, who also happen to be the Super Bowl...

By Jason La Canfora  |  October 15, 2008; 9:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (108)
 
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Taking Stock of a Whirlwind Tuesday

Quite a Tuesday, wasn't it? Felt like the first day of free agency to me. There's lots to assess and review. Shaun Alexander is obviously the biggest name involved in all of the transactions, but he may end up making the least impact of the three newcomers. I'm not sure...

By Jason La Canfora  |  October 15, 2008; 8:15 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (37)
 
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Wrapping Up the Day (Final Update)

From Barry and Jason: In a flurry of roster adjustments that affect offense, defense and special teams, the Redskins replaced their struggling rookie punter with veteran Ryan Plackemeier, ended the season of safety Reed Doughty by placing him on injured reserve because of a back problem and agreed to a...

By Emilio Garcia-Ruiz  |  October 14, 2008; 4:47 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (141)
 
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Zorn Discusses Busy Day

From Jason: On his weekly radio appearance on ESPN980, Jim Zorn said that Shaun Alexander had been in for his workout, that the team had put safety Reed Doughty on injured reserve and was preparing to sign safety Michael Green. Zorn said Alexander's workout went well. "He looked fit," Zorn...

By Emilio Garcia-Ruiz  |  October 14, 2008; 4:22 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (57)
 
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Ryan Plackemeier Is The Skins' New Punter

From Jason: The Redskins and punter Ryan Plackemeier have agreed to terms on a two-year deal to replace rookie Durant Brooks, according to sources with knowledge of the situation. Plackemeier, who punted two years for Seattle while Jim Zorn was the QB coach there, was released by the Seahawks after...

By Jason La Canfora  |  October 14, 2008; 3:28 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (10)
 
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Michael Green May Be Added at Safety

With the Redskins short on safeties with Reed Doughty on the injured reserve list and Justin Hamilton released from what was a shallow group to start with, Michael Green is a name that has come up inside the building, and it is likely he could be signed today, according to...

By Jason La Canfora  |  October 14, 2008; 3:23 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (91)
 
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Skins to Offer Alexander 1-Year Deal

Jason La Canfora reports: The Redskins will offer Shaun Alexander a one-year contract at the veteran minimum....

By Cindy Boren  |  October 14, 2008; 2:53 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (60)
 
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Hamilton Cut, Says Doughty Will Go on IR

Barry Svrluga reports: Defensive back Justin Hamilton said he was released today, and he added that safety Reed Doughty would be placed on injured reserve. Hamilton said he didn't know the extent of Doughty's injury until today. "I didn't know till I got over here and spoke to Reed that...

By Cindy Boren  |  October 14, 2008; 2:35 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (48)
 
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Skins Likely to Sign Alexander, Punter Today

Shaun Alexander's workout went well and the Redskins will offer him a one-year, veteran minimum contact, according to sources with knowledge of the situation. The former Seattle Seahawks running back is still in town and the Redskins have yet to submit a contract to his agent, according to sources, but...

By Jason La Canfora  |  October 14, 2008; 2:13 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (45)
 
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Betts 'Dodged a Bullet'

Jason La Canfora reports: Ladell Betts "dodged a bullet" with his knee injury Sunday, according to a source with knowledge of the situation. The injury, which initially looked as if it could be serious, is a strained lateral collateral ligament and strained hamstring, with some swelling in his calf. The...

By Cindy Boren  |  October 14, 2008; 12:23 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (75)
 
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Mason Isn't out of the Mix at Running Back

Jason La Canfora reports: Shaun Alexander's visit to Redskins Park has generated a lot of buzz, given his past performance with the Seattle Seahawks, but signing him isn't the only option the Redskins are considering, according to league sources. There is an ongoing internal discussion about Marcus Mason, who was...

By Cindy Boren  |  October 14, 2008; 12:02 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (16)
 
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Brooks Talks of His Injury, Future

Barry Svrluga sends an update: Rookie punter Durant Brooks, whose job is at stake and likely to be taken by a veteran at the end of today, stopped by Redskins Park for the first of two treatment sessions today on his sore right hip flexor. He said he first felt...

By Cindy Boren  |  October 14, 2008; 11:52 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (38)
 
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Betts Plays Waiting Game

Barry Svrluga reports: Ladell Betts, whose sprained left knee is what brings Shaun Alexander to Ashburn today, just left Redskins Park and said he didn't have a good handle on how long he'll be out. "It's a waiting game," Betts said. "It's a matter of how fast I heal up,...

By Cindy Boren  |  October 14, 2008; 11:31 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (26)
 
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Unrestricted Look at a Busy Day Ahead

It's going to be a hectic day at Redskins Park. Jason Reid has an unrestricted preview....

By Cindy Boren  |  October 14, 2008; 9:20 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (58)
 
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Zorn Points to Offensive 'Miscommunication'

I got a lot of emails about the shoddy pass protection Sunday. Jason Campbell was sacked four times and pounded on a few others, and though they were playing at home, the Skins chalked a lot of it up to "miscommunication." Very odd, with no crowd going nuts with your...

By Jason La Canfora  |  October 14, 2008; 9:05 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (17)
 
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NFC East: Where's the Beast?

A week ago, I was bragging on the NFC East, and for good reason. But, man, what a tough Sunday-Monday it was for the division. Dallas had a slew of injuries, none bigger than QB Tony Romo, and that team has been reeling since the Skins whacked them in Big...

By Jason La Canfora  |  October 14, 2008; 8:50 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (9)
 
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Ruminations on Alexander

The more I think about the potential marriage of Shaun Alexander and the Washington Redskins, the more I see this happening. It fits the Skins' MO perfectly - big-name player, a little over the hill - and he knows people on the staff well. They can get him for the...

By Jason La Canfora  |  October 14, 2008; 8:14 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (27)
 
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Shaun Alexander Coming To Town

Shaun Alexander, the former NFL rushing champ and MVP, is heading to Washington for a workout on Tuesday, according to sources with knowledge of the situation. Alexander has strong ties to coach Jim Zorn and RB Coach Stump Mitchell from their time together in Seattle. He has been passed on...

By Jason La Canfora  |  October 13, 2008; 8:00 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (178)
 
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Betts' Injury Not Serious

Jason La Canfora and Jason Reid report: The Redskins haven't said anything officially yet about Ladell Betts' knee injury, but sources with knowledge of the situation says that it looks like about a two-week injury. The team had indicated the injury was a mild sprain and Betts underwent an MRI...

By Cindy Boren  |  October 13, 2008; 3:33 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (85)
 
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Zorn Updates the Injury Report

As far as injuries go, Ladell Betts is the biggest concern, Coach Jim Zorn said, with the team awaiting results on the MRI on his left knee. Pro Bowl left tackle Chris Samuels has a mild sprain and did not have an MRI/ The team hopes that, with rest this...

By Jason La Canfora  |  October 13, 2008; 2:11 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (97)
 
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Plackemeier, Miller Among Punters Coming In

The Redskins will invite several punters to try out to replace Durrant Brooks tomorrow but are competing in a shallow market with several teams in need. Green Bay (where ex-Skin Derrick Frost has faltered) and Dallas are among teams looking for punters, and some players the Skins liked were already...

By Jason La Canfora  |  October 13, 2008; 1:54 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (51)
 
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Zorn on the Punting Situation

Dan Steinberg reports: Jim Zorn's Monday press conference began with repeated questions about the punting situation, and he seemed less certain than Vinny Cerrato that a punting change was inevitable. Zorn said that rookie Durant Brooks is getting an MRI today for a sore quadriceps in his kicking leg that...

By Cindy Boren  |  October 13, 2008; 12:42 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (98)
 
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Torrence Moves on from You-Know-Which Play

From Jason La Canfora and Barry Svrluga: Corner Leigh Torrence, who left without speaking to the media after Sunday's loss, spoke with reporters this morning. He said he was sad to have been beaten on a big pass play that helped the Rams win, but is trying to move on....

By Cindy Boren  |  October 13, 2008; 12:03 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (44)
 
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Samuels May Miss Practice

Jason La Canfora reports: Chris Samuels was unable to run with teammates during conditioning work today and could miss practice time this week with a sprained knee. Samuels said he did not require further tests today and is able to walk with a slight limp. "I think I'm fine," he...

By Cindy Boren  |  October 13, 2008; 11:34 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (36)
 
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Redskins Unrestricted: Oct. 13

Jason Reid issues a mea culpa for predicting an easy win over the Rams and offers that the game served as a reality check for the burgundy and gold.

By Jonathan Forsythe  |  October 13, 2008; 11:19 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (12)
 
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Betts Headed for MRI

Jason La Canfora reports that Ladell Betts is wearing a brace on his left knee and just left Redskins Park. Betts, who suffered what was called a knee sprain Sunday, is headed to the hospital for an MRI....

By Cindy Boren  |  October 13, 2008; 10:44 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (33)
 
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Cerrato: There Will Be a New Punter

Jason La Canfora reports: Vinny Cerrato said on his radio show this morning that the Redskins will have a new punter when they play the Cleveland Browns on Sunday at FedEx Field. Durant Brooks, a sixth-round draft pick in April (168th overall), has not yet been released, Cerrato said, but...

By Cindy Boren  |  October 13, 2008; 10:12 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (45)
 
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Monday Morning H-Back

Last week, I said that even if the Skins committed three turnovers or more and made some boneheaded mistakes against the Rams, they could/should still win. As it turns out, that if they had defended that third-and-13 in the final minute, they would have done just that. We also talked...

By Jason La Canfora  |  October 13, 2008; 8:20 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (43)
 
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Betts on His Knee Injury

From Jason Reid: Running back Ladell Betts, who sprained his knee in the fourth quarter, finished with 32 yards on seven rushes. "I need to find out if I have to get an MRI," Betts said. "I just remember waiting to set up my blocks, one of the guys was...

By Cindy Boren  |  October 12, 2008; 8:03 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (42)
 
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Incognito Baffled by Penalty

From Les Carpenter and Jason La Canfora: Rams guard Richie Incognito seemed baffled after the game as to why he was hit with a 15-yard unsportsmanlike conduct penalty with just seconds remaining and the Rams on the 17-yard line, about to kick a game-winning field goal. The penalty forced St....

By Cindy Boren  |  October 12, 2008; 7:40 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (19)
 
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Showers in Short Supply; Injury Report

From Barry Svrluga: Most of the Redskins players showered and dressed without complications after the game, but by the time a few stragglers headed for the showers, the water was off. Offensive lineman Pete Kendall, standing in a towel in the middle of the locker room, said, "Sort of a...

By Jason La Canfora  |  October 12, 2008; 6:12 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (35)
 
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Washington Reports Hamstring Felt Fine

From Barry Svrluga: Linebacker Marcus Washington, who did not practice all week because of a hamstring strain that had already kept him out of two games this season, started and played regularly. He made eight tackles, five of them unassisted, including two for losses. Only safety Chris Horton (nine) and...

By Cindy Boren  |  October 12, 2008; 6:10 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (5)
 
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Portis: "It's a Focus Thing"

Dan Steinberg spoke with Clinton Portis after the game. Among Portis' observations: "I think it's a focus thing," Portis said of the offensive performance. "You know, the previous four games the focus was there. We knew that we couldn't go out and put ourselves in that position. We come out...

By Cindy Boren  |  October 12, 2008; 5:47 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (11)
 
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Rams Win It at the End, 19-17

Jason La Canfora calls this in: Special teams play was the big difference, with the Rams getting three long field goals and having decent field position all day. The killer was Marc Bulger's 43-yard pass on third down and 13 from the Rams' 41-yard line to Donnie Avery. He beat...

By Cindy Boren  |  October 12, 2008; 4:13 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (107)
 
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Betts Sprains Knee

Ladell Betts was on the sidelines after leaving the game with what the team said was a sprained knee....

By Jason La Canfora  |  October 12, 2008; 3:45 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (92)
 
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Rams Lead 16-7 after 3 Quarters

Special teams are looming large, as we said they would if the Rams were going to pull the upset. We talked about the punter. Dante Hall had two huge returns in the quarter - one a kickoff, the other a punt - and Randle El is struggling again. (He couldn't...

By Jason La Canfora  |  October 12, 2008; 3:09 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (80)
 
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Samuels Walking on Sidelines

Chris Samuels was moving a little slowly, but he did walk out with the team for the start of the second half. We're still awaiting word from the team, but he is not getting examined, which would seem to be a good sign, obviously....

By Jason La Canfora  |  October 12, 2008; 2:22 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (75)
 
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Samuels Out with a Knee Injury

chris Samuels is off to get his knee looked at. Jason Fabini sees his first action of the season, at left tackle no less. Will pass along more details on Samuels as we get them. He was limping around last series. No info yet on possible return....

By Jason La Canfora  |  October 12, 2008; 2:22 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (26)
 
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Redskins Trail 10-7 at Halftime

How about football? Skins go 345 offensive plays to start season without an offensive turnover, then fumble on consecutive drives, two offensive turnovers in the span of 11 plays. Guess they were due. Poor snap by Rabach on the second fumble, which is out of character for him. Then the...

By Jason La Canfora  |  October 12, 2008; 2:19 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (4)
 
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Redskins Lead 7-3 after One Quarter

Well, Brooks giveth and taketh away. He got a lucky roll on the first punt, which led directly to the Skins' TD. Then he shanked one, which set up the Rams' field goal. Neither team seems that fired up to me. Kind of a weird game. And the Skins need...

By Jason La Canfora  |  October 12, 2008; 1:38 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (60)
 
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Skins Inactives (Updated)

The Redskins' inactive players are: OL Stephon Heyer WR Malcolm Kelly S Reed Doughty DE Erasmus James DE Rob Jackson OL Chad Rinehart S Justin Hamilton The Rams are without: WR Keenan Burton CB Tye Hill RB Antonio Pittman G Roy Schuening T John Greco WR Drew Bennett WR Dane...

By Jason La Canfora  |  October 12, 2008; 11:35 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (52)
 
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Happy GameDay

Another great day for football. Doesn't get any better than this. A little weird walking into the stadium and not seeing my man Jared, the Tailgate King. He had a family issue and actually missed the game for the first time in a long time. As for the Skins, looks...

By Jason La Canfora  |  October 12, 2008; 10:39 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (6)
 
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Rams-Skins: Pregame Rundown and Roundup

Kickoff is mere hours away and we'll be back with inactives around 11, but here's a compendium of important things you simply must know. Barry Svrluga took a look at Jim Zorn's playcalling today. Cliff's Notes version, in one Zorn quote: "I am not afraid." Mike Wise talked with Joe...

By Cindy Boren  |  October 12, 2008; 9:13 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (4)
 
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