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Redskins Insider: December 14, 2008 - December 20, 2008

Moss Fined $10,000

Jason La Canfora reports: Santana Moss was fined $10,000 by the NFL for a prohibited celebration in the Redskins' loss to the Cincinnati Bengals on Sunday, according to a source with knowledge of the situation. After catching a second-quarter touchdown pass that cut the Bengals' lead to 17-7, Moss took...

By Cindy Boren  |  December 19, 2008; 3:28 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (268)
 
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Cerrato: No Discussion of Zorn's Future

This issue has been pretty well addressed by you guys today, but here's Barry Svrluga's report: Vinny Cerrato, the Washington Redskins' executive vice president for football operations, said today that team officials have not discussed the status of first-year coach Jim Zorn, and that any speculation that Zorn could be...

By Cindy Boren  |  December 19, 2008; 3:01 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (47)
 
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Portis Gets Treatment for Back Spasms

Jason Reid reports: Running back Clinton Portis sat out practice today because of back spasms and his status for Sunday's game against the Philadelphia Eagles was unclear. Portis experienced discomfort when he awoke today. He briefly joined his teammates on the field at Redskins Park before heading to the training...

By Cindy Boren  |  December 19, 2008; 2:35 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (26)
 
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Washington Eager to Play Sunday

Jason Reid reports: Strong-side linebacker Marcus Washington, limited to only 20 games the last two seasons, has sat out the last four games because of a high-ankle sprain. Washington participated in every aspect of practice for the second day in a row and plans to return to the lineup against...

By Cindy Boren  |  December 19, 2008; 2:20 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (16)
 
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Zorn's Still Up for a Challenge

What's it like to be Jim Zorn? Oh, sure, the coach of the Washington Redskins doesn't duck questions and has been refreshingly open and accessible. But coaching a team that has gone 1-5 after a 6-2 start is pretty trying and sets off the usual musings about job security. Zorn...

By Cindy Boren  |  December 19, 2008; 1:03 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (78)
 
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Portis Suffering Back Spasms

Jason Reid reports that, according to Jim Zorn, Clinton Portis missed practice because of back spasms....

By Cindy Boren  |  December 19, 2008; 12:47 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (56)
 
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A Tough Week in TCCLs

Another eventful week in Redskinsland. With the way the season has slipped away, it's hard to put a smiley face on this one. 87 TCCLs: Rock Cartwright. On a day when special teams largely imploded amid penalties and the Redskins let their season slip away, this dude came to play....

By Jason La Canfora  |  December 19, 2008; 11:55 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (47)
 
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The Early Practice Report (Updated)

Jason Reid reports that everyone but Clinton Portis is on the practice field. We won't know the degree to which key players participated until later, when Jim Zorn talks. Portis, we are told, was out there, then went inside. For those outside D.C., it's cold and raining, which no doubt...

By Cindy Boren  |  December 19, 2008; 11:17 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (42)
 
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Unrestricted Forecasts

Jason Reid previews Sunday's regular-season home finale against Philly. Going to the game? According to the Capital Weather Gang's forecast, you may need to dress as if you were, somehow, the child of the Michelin man and the Gorton's fisherman. The forecast is a bit iffy (Yeah. D.C. is a...

By Cindy Boren  |  December 19, 2008; 9:50 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (64)
 
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Catching Up with the Eagles

Once again, a wacky week made it tough to pay a lot of attention to the upcoming oponent. Needless to say, the Philadelphia Eagles have improved quite a bit from the last time the Redskins saw them. Back then, running back Brian Westbrook wasn't close to being healthy and was...

By Jason La Canfora  |  December 19, 2008; 8:03 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (73)
 
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Taylor: One and Done in D.C.?

Jason Taylor talked for a few minutes about his future. He has had a difficult season here and is still bothered by the leg injury he suffered back in September (pus was still coming out of his calf as we spoke). Taylor knows that with an $8.5 million salary for...

By Jason La Canfora  |  December 18, 2008; 3:34 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (158)
 
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Blache Says Springs, Hall Will Start

Defensive coordinator Greg Blache is eager to have close to a full compliment of players for the first time in a long time. Blache also said that he intends to keep Shawn Springs and DeAngelo Hall as the starting corners ahead of Carlos Rogers, but grew testy about questions on...

By Jason La Canfora  |  December 18, 2008; 3:00 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (44)
 
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Zorn on Baugh, Injuries

Jim Zorn addressed several topics today, most notably the death of Skins Hall of Famer Sammy Baugh. Zorn, a former QB, lauded Baugh for playing without a facemask and said, "He started the forward pass, really." As for the team's injuries, tackle Jon Jansen (knee) said he "didn't really do...

By Jason La Canfora  |  December 18, 2008; 2:20 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (27)
 
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Boz on Baugh

Thomas Boswell takes a very personal look at Sammy Baugh and just how enormous his legacy is, for the Redskins and pro football. Whenever anybody tells me that Vince Lombardi's one-year arrival in 1969 or George Allen's one Super Bowl team or Joe Gibbs's dynasty gave birth to this city's...

By Cindy Boren  |  December 18, 2008; 1:55 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (16)
 
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Taylor on Zorn's Job Security

On the D.C. Sports Bog, Dan Steinberg has more from Jason Taylor's radio appearance this morning. In addition to talking about his performance and that $8 million salary, Taylor was asked about Jim Zorn's job security. "I've never seen a situation where a first-year coach would be worried about his...

By Cindy Boren  |  December 18, 2008; 12:57 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (36)
 
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The Early Practice Report

Jason Reid reports that there's perfect attendance at practice and that no one is sitting it out....

By Cindy Boren  |  December 18, 2008; 12:28 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (26)
 
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Who Ya Got?

Going to the game? It's going to be perfect football weather, according to the Capital Weather Gang. Of course, you can also vote here, if you're so inclined....

By Cindy Boren  |  December 18, 2008; 11:49 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (24)
 
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Chat Ch-Ch-Ch-Changes...

The Redskins called an audible on their practice schedule, so we'll flip our chats. Jason "Jasno" La Canfora chats at noon about the Redskins. Post staff writer Joe Holley will be will be up at 1, talking about the extraordinary career and life of Sammy Baugh, the former Redskins quarterback...

By Cindy Boren  |  December 18, 2008; 11:21 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (15)
 
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Chat about Baugh at Noon

Post staff writer Joe Holley will be chatting at noon today about the extraordinary career and life of Sammy Baugh, the former Redskins quarterback and Pro Football Hall of Famer who died Wednesday....

By Cindy Boren  |  December 18, 2008; 10:25 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (43)
 
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Pro Bowl Unrestricted...and a Chat

Jason Reid has the Pro Bowl, with four Redskins selected on offense, on his mind and Jason La Canfora will be chatting about the Redskins at 1 p.m....

By Cindy Boren  |  December 18, 2008; 10:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (21)
 
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Step Right Up and Vote for the Top Coach

We continue to flashback -- and now you can to pick the best coach ever, across all sports, in D.C. Visit our D.C. Sports Lists page, where all week, we're running polls on the best and worst of Washington athletics through the years. The current list/poll is "Who was/is D.C....

By Cindy Boren  |  December 18, 2008; 9:45 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (15)
 
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The Running Back Game

Let's play a little guessing game. Here are the stats for one very prominent, outspoken running back, and another guy who is more of a journeyman, toiling for four teams and rarely making headlines. Both are workhorses. Both have identical 4.1 yard-per-carry averages over this five-year span (precisely the league...

By Jason La Canfora  |  December 18, 2008; 8:45 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (103)
 
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So Long, Slingin' Sammy

Sammy Baugh, the Redskins' legend and Pro Football Hall of Famer who died Wednesday at 94, was a quarterback, punter and defensive back who set a bunch of passing records while playing in an era in which the game was played almost exclusively on the ground. "Slingin' Sammy" was the...

By Jason La Canfora  |  December 18, 2008; 8:09 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (12)
 
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Legendary QB Baugh, 94, Dies

The man widely considered to be the greatest Redskins quarterback of all time has died tonight in Texas, the wires are reporting. "Slingin' Sammy" Baugh -- who played for the team from 1937 to 1952 -- was the last surviving member of the inaugural Pro Football Hall of Fame class....

By Jon DeNunzio  |  December 17, 2008; 9:11 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (31)
 
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Michael Vouches for Abundant Talent; How About You?

Made the mistake of channel surfing the other night and caught a little bit of Redskins Nation, where Larry Michael was pontificating about how much talent the Redskins have. Michael was sitting there with Jim Zorn, and was quite miffed that a reporter - in this case, Jason Reid (The...

By Jason La Canfora  |  December 17, 2008; 5:30 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (150)
 
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Building through the Draft

We heard the rhetoric about continuity and getting younger and building through the draft all through last summer (back when Vinny Cerrato actually spoke), when the Redskins didn't even upgrade with one or two low-level free agents, and kept talking up their 10-man draft class. So, with this season falling...

By Jason La Canfora  |  December 17, 2008; 4:30 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (62)
 
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Not "The Worst Coach In America"

Jim Zorn clarified his remarks from Monday today, explaining to his players and then the media when he said he "felt like the worst coach in America," that he obviously was not saying he was not in fact, the worst coach in America. That distinction seemed pretty obvious to...

By Jason La Canfora  |  December 17, 2008; 3:50 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (30)
 
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The Practice Report

Jason La Canfora reports: London Fletcher (foot) and Jon Jansen (knee) are not on the practice field. As he typically does on Wednesdays, Pete Kendall is resting his knees. ... You'll recall yesterday that we invited you to pick Washington's greatest quarterback. Today, you get a chance to pick the...

By Cindy Boren  |  December 17, 2008; 1:51 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (115)
 
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Kendall Hopes to Remain a Redskin

Pete Kendall, a veteran guard, said he hopes to be back with the Redskins as he approaches unrestricted free agency in March. Kendall, 34, has a history of arthiritic knees but has been a solid starter for the Redskins since being acquired from the Jets in 2007. Kendall's knees at...

By Jason La Canfora  |  December 17, 2008; 12:54 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (68)
 
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Samuels Faces 'Long Hard Recovery'

Jason La Canfora reports: Tackle Chris Samuels said he expects to be out at least five to six months as he recovers from surgery last week to repair a right triceps that was 50 percent torn. Samuels, who hopes to be cleared for full contact by the start of training...

By Cindy Boren  |  December 17, 2008; 12:13 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (51)
 
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An Unrestricted View on Zorn

Jason Reid makes the case for keeping Jim Zorn....

By Cindy Boren  |  December 17, 2008; 11:48 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (30)
 
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Could Holmgren Be the End Game?

Let me state this as clearly as I can: I do not think the Skins should make a coaching move. They had their pick of the litter for over a month back in January. Some candidates didn't want them then and I don't see that changing now. They plucked Jim...

By Jason La Canfora  |  December 17, 2008; 8:10 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (195)
 
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Pro Bowl Wrap

The Washington Redskins have scored the fourth-fewest points in the NFL, yet four members of their offense were named to the Pro Bowl Tuesday. Fullback Mike Sellers is the only starter, while tight end Chris Cooley, running back Clinton Portis and tackle Chris Samuels were named as reserves. The...

By Jason La Canfora  |  December 16, 2008; 6:27 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (118)
 
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Four Redskins Make Pro Bowl

Four Redskins, all on offense (Mike Sellers, Clinton Portis, Chris Cooley and Chris Samuels) were named to the NFC Pro Bowl team announced this afternoon. Not bad for a 7-7 team, unless you consider that thanks in part to aggressive marketing the Redskins had nine players named starters in fan...

By Cindy Boren  |  December 16, 2008; 4:38 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (65)
 
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Cap Corrections, Clarifications

Wanted to clear up a few things from the earlier post. Made a few calls and figured out from a few cap guys why some team sources had told me the word from management/ownership was that Jon Jansen would likely be here for another year. Stay with me here. With...

By Jason La Canfora  |  December 16, 2008; 11:33 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (308)
 
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Skins by the Numbers

The Redskins continue to slide to the depths of the NFL in terms of points scored, but fear not, Skins fans, they won't finish last. At least I can't see it happening. Washington is 29th with 231 points (an average of 16.5 per game). But there is a considerable margin...

By Jason La Canfora  |  December 16, 2008; 11:15 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (23)
 
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You Asked for It: Contracts, the Cap and Free Agency

We've reached the point of the season where the emails about cap space and offseasoon wish lists start pouring in, so let's get the basics out of the way. This is all very tenuous right now, with another round of contract restructurings and cuts coming in the offseason, but for...

By Jason La Canfora  |  December 16, 2008; 10:15 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (85)
 
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Best-Ever Redskins QB?

Need to take a break from the problems of Redskins present? Then hop over to our D.C. Sports Lists page, where all week, we're running polls on the best and worst of Washington athletics through the years. The current list/poll is "Who is the greatest Redskin QB of all time?"...

By Jon DeNunzio  |  December 16, 2008; 9:45 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (41)
 
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Unrestricted: Zorn Takes Blame

Jason Reid on Jim Zorn's self-analysis and assumption of blame for the Redskins' 1-5 slide:...

By Cindy Boren  |  December 16, 2008; 9:15 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (49)
 
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2006 Free Agents Still Casting a Shadow

With each passing day, watching the Redskins' 2006 free agent/trade acquisitions pile into limos with the bloated coaching staff and head off for Morton's and then courtside seats at Wizards game seems even more bizarre. As time passes, the impact of the decisions to acquire those players does not lessen....

By Jason La Canfora  |  December 16, 2008; 8:10 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (68)
 
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A Turnaround in Turnovers

It seemed only a matter of time before the Redskins fell into the dreaded negative side of the turnover ratio. And now they sit at minus-1 with two games to play, a long plummet from the heady first five weeks when they surrendered not a single giveaway on offense. This...

By Jason La Canfora  |  December 15, 2008; 5:00 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (123)
 
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Rogers, McIntosh Not Assured of Starting

Jim Zorn spoke briefly today about the status of Redskins corner Carlos Rogers, who lost his starting spot Sunday and battled a stomach ailment last week, and linebacker Rocky McIntosh, whose chronic knee condition is flaring up and who watched the final three quarters of Sunday's game from the sidelines....

By Jason La Canfora  |  December 15, 2008; 3:15 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (117)
 
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Zorn Optimistic about Injuries

Jim Zorn thinks the Redskins will have the services of most of their injured players this week, with few new concerns emerging from the loss to Cincinnati. Zorn is hopeful that safety Chris Horton (shoulder) will return after a one-game absence, while Santana Moss (concussion) and Jason Campbell (elbow) are...

By Jason La Canfora  |  December 15, 2008; 2:20 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (32)
 
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Zorn: 'I've Got to Look at Myself'

Jim Zorn was more contrite and somber than we have ever seen him at his press conference, taking full responsibility for the problems with his football team even though much of this goes beyond him. Zorn said he is taking time this week to be exceedingly self-critical, and is evaluating...

By Jason La Canfora  |  December 15, 2008; 1:22 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (79)
 
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Follow-Up Thoughts from the Loss in Cincy

A few last thoughts from that debacle: Game ball goes to Rock Cartwright. He was running hard and dang near took one to the house at the end there. He was clearly pumped and ready from the onset, while too many teammates seemed flat or caught up in self-aggrandizing antics....

By Jason La Canfora  |  December 15, 2008; 11:27 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (133)
 
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Unrestricted ... and the Day Ahead

Jason Reid's looks at Jim Zorn's job security. Monday is chat day, so join me at 11 a.m. Seems like there might be a few things to discuss... Dan Steinberg has more player reaction from Cincy, in case you want more of a clue into the mindset of the team...

By Cindy Boren  |  December 15, 2008; 10:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (135)
 
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Monday Morning H-Back

I'm writing this on a prop plane Sunday night, so let's just plow through this like a team with playoff aspirations grinding out a win against a 1-11-1 opponent. Okay, bad example, but you get the idea. Let's get the playoff issue out of the way. They're not getting in....

By Jason La Canfora  |  December 15, 2008; 8:44 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (99)
 
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It's 7-7 with 2 Games Left

A 6-2 start now stands at 7-7 with plenty of issues looming after the Redskins' 20-13 loss to the Bengals in Cincinnati. The guys are heading to the locker room and we'll see what comes out of there. In the meantime, have at it. poll by twiigs.com...

By Cindy Boren  |  December 14, 2008; 4:10 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (539)
 
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JC Probable To Return With Elbow Injury

By Jason La Canfora  |  December 14, 2008; 3:19 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (260)
 
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A 7-Point Game after 3

Well, they have that self-destruct gene, huh? That hold on the punt to end the quarter is unreal. That sums it up. Mike Green costs them a chance to have the Bengals inside the 20. I get a ton of questions about Mike Sellers getting more carries; I like Mike's...

By Jason La Canfora  |  December 14, 2008; 3:19 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (6)
 
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Campbell Walks It Off

QB jason Campbell slowly got to his feet and walked to the sidelines, flexing his right arm. Looks like he is going to be okay, but he was being examined by trainers on the sideline. Maybe he hit the arm on a helmet.......

By Jason La Canfora  |  December 14, 2008; 1:48 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (12)
 
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It's a Ballgame Now, at the Half

Big 10-point swing for the Skins. It looked like they were imploding, then they won every phase of the second quarter and trail 17-10. If the defense could hold on to one of those picks it would be a big boost, but at least Moss and Portis are involved in...

By Jason La Canfora  |  December 14, 2008; 1:48 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (144)
 
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It's (Gulp) 14-0 after a Quarter

They stink on offense and defense. They have no jam. They turn the ball over and make silly mistakes. They have too few playmakers and a flawed roster. They have the look of a five-win team. Portis cant get anything on the ground and now they have to chase the...

By Jason La Canfora  |  December 14, 2008; 1:48 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (180)
 
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Welcome to The Jungle (Not So Much)

Man, this is the NFL? Really? We are in for an all-time bad atmosphere here for the Bungals/Skins. There is no one here, 15 minutes before kickoff. No one. Empty parking lots. A few groups of people tailgating under the overpass of a major highway. That's it. Entire sections are...

By Jason La Canfora  |  December 14, 2008; 11:36 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (244)
 
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Hall Starts in Rogers' Place

CB Carlos Rogers is not starting, which comes as a surprise to us, and no doubt to him as well. DeAngelo Hall, a guy he figured might come in here and perhaps end up getting some of his cash, is starting, along with Shawn Springs. As for inactives: S Chris...

By Jason La Canfora  |  December 14, 2008; 11:36 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (40)
 
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Early Inactives, Portis and 'The Jasons'

Two early and entirely expected inactives: Chris Horton (shoulder) and Jon Jansen (knee) were downgraded to out. (As always, we'll be BOGO/TOGO -- twittering our guts out; we'll have inactives up here and on the Twitter feed ASAP. And we'll be MTOGO -- sign up for mobile alerts by texting...

By Cindy Boren  |  December 14, 2008; 7:27 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (37)
 
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