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Redskins Insider: October 18, 2009 - October 24, 2009

Samuels expected to go on IR during bye week

During the bye week, the Redskins are expected to assign Pro Bowl left tackle Chris Samuels to the season-ending injured-reserve list. "He'll probably go on injured reserve so we can get that roster spot," Coach Jim Zorn said. "We need a spot, too, and yet nothing has been determined. We're...

By Jason Reid  |  October 24, 2009; 2:00 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (148)
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Quick hits: Injuries, 'MNF' sightings (updated)

Cornerback DeAngelo Hall (knee) sat out practice. ... Running back Clinton Portis (ankle) participated in practice and defensive tackle Albert Haynesworth (ankle) was limited. All three are expected to play Monday night against the Philadelphia Eagles at FedEx Field. As is typical on the weekend before a "Monday Night Football"...

By Jason Reid  |  October 24, 2009; 12:36 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (14)
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Celek is latest weapon to emerge for Philly

Philadelphia Eagles wide receivers DeSean Jackson and Jeremy Maclin are big-time deep threats on the edge for quarterback Donovan McNabb. All-pro running back Brian Westbrook has been among the game's best all-around performers for some time. Now, tight end Brent Celek is emerging as another force on offense. In five...

By Jason Reid  |  October 24, 2009; 11:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (10)
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Redskins prepare for Vick, Wildcat formation

The Redskins will face quarterback Michael Vick for the first time since his reinstatement when they play host to the Philadelphia Eagles on Monday night, and they have prepared to try to stop him in the Wildcat formation. "To me, I think when you look at him, he's getting back"...

By Jason Reid  |  October 24, 2009; 9:33 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (18)
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Chris Samuels most likely will retire

UPDATED (7:05 p.m.): Redskins Pro Bowl left tackle Chris Samuels has decided to sit out the remainder of this season and most likely will retire because of a severe neck injury he suffered about two weeks ago, league sources said. Samuels, who earlier this week traveled to California to consult...

By Jason Reid  |  October 23, 2009; 7:12 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (86)
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Injury news: Samuels, Smith, Haynesworth, Portis

Pro bowl left tackle Samuels, expected to be sidelined for the remainder of the season because of a neck injury, participated in a team photo today at Redskins Park. "I haven't talked to him," Zorn said. "I don't know any more quite yet." Samuels earlier this week traveled to California...

By Jason Reid  |  October 23, 2009; 3:58 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (52)
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Zorn: 'I don't necessarily have a reaction'

Coach Jim Zorn played down the announcement today he would retain his position for the remainder of the season. "I don't necessarily have a reaction to that because I am the head coach," Zorn said after practice at Redskins Park. On ESPN 980's "Inside The Red Zone With Vinny Cerrato,"...

By Jason Reid  |  October 23, 2009; 3:27 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (33)
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Players relieved to hear Zorn will stay

Players expressed a sense of relief today at Redskins Park after learning Coach Jim Zorn would remain in his position for the entire season. "Yes! Wow! Finally, some good news around here," said middle linebacker London Fletcher, who smiled and pumped his fist after being informed of the news by...

By Jason Reid  |  October 23, 2009; 3:09 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (30)
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Quick hits: Zorn, Hunter Smith updates

Rick Maese tweets ... Zorn: "My deal is, I'm the head football coach. I want to be here for next 10 years. That's my story. I have a contract, it says what it says" Zorn said he didn't hear Cerrato's show; he said Cerrato didn't offer such assurance privately, but...

By Cindy Boren  |  October 23, 2009; 1:56 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (50)
 
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Ganther reunited with mentor from Tennessee

The Redskins have auditioned a number of running backs and were carrying five on their roster last week before cutting Anthony Alridge and Marcus Mason. The moves cleared space for Washington to bring in tackle Levi Jones to provide depth for their banged-up offensive line, but the Redskins continued their...

By Paul Tenorio  |  October 23, 2009; 1:15 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (54)
 
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Analysis: Now what, for Zorn and Redskins?

It's difficult to say how much will change in terms of the Washington Redskins' mood or on-field performance following Vinny Cerrato's announcement on his radio show that Jim Zorn would remain the team's head coach for the rest of the season. Tired of reporters' questions about Zorn's job status after...

By Jason Reid  |  October 23, 2009; 11:41 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (118)
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Smith: Play-calling system 'not that complicated'

Offensive coordinator Sherman Smith expressed optimism about the team's new play-calling process, which the Redskins will use for the first time Monday night against the Philadelphia Eagles at FedEx Field. New play-caller Sherman Lewis, who will sit in the coaches' box, will read the plays to Smith, who will stand...

By Jason Reid  |  October 23, 2009; 11:20 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (46)
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What's your take on endorsement of Zorn?

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By Cindy Boren  |  October 23, 2009; 9:39 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (128)
 
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Zorn to coach the rest of the season

Jim Zorn will remain the Redskins' coach the rest of the season, according to Vinny Cerrato, the team's vice-president of football operations. Cerrato made the comments on his morning radio show, Dan Steinberg reports. "Let me start by making a few things very perfectly clear: Jim Zorn is the head...

By Cindy Boren  |  October 23, 2009; 8:21 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (76)
 
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Thomas nudges Kelly from starting flanker spot

Wide receiver Devin Thomas has moved ahead of Malcolm Kelly on the depth chart and is the Redskins' new starting flanker, Coach Jim Zorn said. "Right now that is a permanent move," Zorn said. "I wasn't getting enough out of Malcolm as I felt like we needed to. He knows...

By Jason Reid  |  October 23, 2009; 6:16 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (41)
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Zorn on Largent: 'Oh, yeah, we've talked'

Redskins Coach Jim Zorn said he spoke to Steve Largent, his longtime friend and former teammate, about remarks Largent made in two Wednesday interviews -- one with a Seattle radio station, the other with the Washington Post. Largent said Zorn's "choice was either to resign or to continue on under...

By Barry Svrluga  |  October 22, 2009; 5:23 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (144)
 
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Portis, Haynesworth out but improving

Running back Clinton Portis (various right leg injuries) and defensive tackle Albert Haynesworth (sprained ankle) both sat out practice Thursday, but Coach Jim Zorn described them as "getting better," and expects both to play Monday night. Defensive tackle Cornelius Griffin (elbow) also skipped the workout, but Zorn said Griffin would...

By Barry Svrluga  |  October 22, 2009; 4:15 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (48)
 
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Beathard says Gibbs has right management skills

Former Washington Redskins general manager Bobby Beathard said Thursday that he believes Joe Gibbs, the Hall of Fame coach who had two stints in Washington, would make a fine team president if owner Daniel M. Snyder wanted to bring him back in such a capacity. "I think that Joe has...

By Barry Svrluga  |  October 22, 2009; 2:59 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (96)
 
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Gray stays focused on job as secondary coach

If owner Daniel Snyder decided to make a coaching change during the season, he likely would fire Coach Jim Zorn after Monday night's game against the Philadelphia Eagles because the Redskins would then begin their bye week. An interim coach and the holdovers from Zorn's coaching staff would have two...

By Jason Reid  |  October 22, 2009; 2:25 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (32)
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Punter will test his leg Friday (updated)

Punter Hunter Smith, who has missed the past two games with a groin injury, said he will punt at Friday's practice and determine whether he can play Monday night against Philadelpia. "We're kind of in the same place we've been for the past two weeks in that I haven't actually...

By Barry Svrluga  |  October 22, 2009; 1:28 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (80)
 
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Gameday: The Eagles' zone blitz

Doug Farrar of Football Outsiders and Smarter Stats breaks down the ways in which to beat the Eagles' zone blitz on the interactive Gameday for Eagles-Redskins. From the Bog Dan Steinberg listens to Adam Schefter talk about the attractiveness of the Redskins' coaching position. ... Over at The League,...

By Cindy Boren  |  October 22, 2009; 11:45 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (100)
 
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Source doubts a Gibbs return

There's buzz at Pro Football Talk about the possibility of Joe Gibbs returning to the Redskins in advisory/consultant role -- but not as a head coach. Gibbs had dinner with owner Daniel Snyder in Charlotte before the Redskins lost to the Carolina Panthers and any interaction between those two naturally...

By Jason Reid  |  October 22, 2009; 11:13 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (80)
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Scenes from '4th and life'

The Redskins were making points Tuesday at FedEx Field. The team hosted a 4th and Life Forum for area ninth and 10th graders who are part of high school junior-varsity football squads. Hamil Harris of The Post reports....

By Cindy Boren  |  October 22, 2009; 10:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (73)
 
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Campbell felt rushed into snap decisions

Quarterback Jason Campbell acknowledged that his concern about pass protection adversely affected his performance in the first half of the 14-6 loss to the Kansas City Chiefs at FedEx Field. "It was tough at first," he said. "If you think back to the Carolina game, when Chris [Samuels] went down,...

By Jason Reid  |  October 22, 2009; 6:23 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (124)
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Jones appreciates 'golden opportunity'

Newly signed tackle Levi Jones practiced with the team Wednesday and is excited to be back in the league. "It's a golden opportunity," Jones said. "I look at this team, and there's a lot of talent on this team. Lot of good players; got some good coaching. Hopefully, I...

By Jason Reid  |  October 21, 2009; 10:18 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (48)
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Redskins audible: Smith will now relay Lewis's plays

The team's new play-calling procedure already has been revised. Coach Jim Zorn, stripped of play-calling duties after the Redskins' most recent loss, initially said Sherman Lewis would work in the coaches' box and communicate the plays to Zorn on the sideline through their headsets, and that Zorn then would relay...

By Jason Reid  |  October 21, 2009; 7:13 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (135)
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Samuels in California to see specialist

Pro Bowl left tackle Chris Samuels, sidelined indefinitely because of a neck injury, traveled to California today to meet with a specialist, Coach Jim Zorn said. "We wanted to make sure that the doctor who was reading the reports actually could visually see him," Zorn said. "We sent him out...

By Jason Reid  |  October 21, 2009; 5:48 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (43)
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Largent says Zorn considered quitting

Forced to give up play-calling duties, Jim Zorn briefly considered resigning as Redskins coach, said Steve Largent, Zorn's friend, longtime teammate and former U.S. congressman. "It's something that he thought about for a moment," Largent said in a telephone interview today with the Washington Post. "But just in his heart,...

By Rick Maese  |  October 21, 2009; 5:21 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (43)
 
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Portis misses practice with lower-leg problems

Running back Clinton Portis sat out practice today because of leg problems. "It's really one leg," he said. "It's just my right leg. I've got plantar faciitis, an ankle, the inside of my MCL, and a calf all on my right leg. So if I can get a new lower...

By Jason Reid  |  October 21, 2009; 3:13 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (103)
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Change is nothing new, according to Portis

Many players have expressed frustration with the team's 2-4 record that includes four losses to teams that did not have a victory before they faced the Redskins. And some have privately described things behind the scenes as being in "chaos." The upheaval occurring at Redskins Park, however, is nothing new...

By Jason Reid  |  October 21, 2009; 2:38 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (48)
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Collins copes with 'unsettling' situation

Washington Redskins quarterback Todd Collins said Wednesday his preparation for Monday night's game against the Philadelphia Eagles would not change despite Coach Jim Zorn's decision to stick with quarterback Jason Campbell as the starter. Collins, who replaced Campbell at halftime of the Redskins 14-6 loss to the Kansas City Chiefs...

By Paul Tenorio  |  October 21, 2009; 1:47 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (65)
 
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Redskins add a WR to practice squad

The Redskins have signed wide receiver Anthony Armstrong to their practice squad, the team announced this morning. Armstrong, 26, was on the Miami Dolphins' practice squad last season and played for the Dolphins in the preseason this summer. He played in the Arena Football League, for Dallas Desperados in 2007...

By Cindy Boren  |  October 21, 2009; 11:54 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (182)
 
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Vote: Who will rate on 'Monday Night Football'?

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By Cindy Boren  |  October 21, 2009; 10:35 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (94)
 
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Wednesday morning links

Mike Wise writes about a Redskins fan who has a different level of feeling about the team: it's John Cooke, the son of the late Jack Kent Cooke. Sally Jenkins finds the Redskins in need of a GM bailout. ... Over in the business section, Steven Pearlstein writes about the...

By Cindy Boren  |  October 21, 2009; 9:30 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (86)
 
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Campbell gets start but not commitment

Although Coach Jim Zorn named quarterback Jason Campbell the Redskins' starter for Monday night's game against the Philadelphia Eagles at FedEx Field, it's not as if Zorn has totally recommitted to Campbell, whom he benched at halftime of the last game. Not in the least. In a meeting with the...

By Jason Reid  |  October 21, 2009; 7:03 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (98)
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Levi Jones and RB signed; Alridge, Mason released

The Redskins have released running backs Anthony Alridge and Marcus Mason and have signed offensive lineman Levi Jones and running back Quinton Ganther. Both Jones and Ganther were at Redskins Park today working out for coaches and team officials. Both are expected to be at practice tomorrow. The team also...

By Rick Maese  |  October 20, 2009; 4:21 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (370)
 
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Campbell prepares for whatever Monday brings

Washington Redskins quarterback Jason Campbell was taking things slowly Tuesday during another rough time in Ashburn. "Just going to get some treatment," Campbell said in a phone interview. "Just trying to stay positive and get ready." After being benched at halftime in Washington's loss to the Kansas City Chiefs, Campbell...

By Jason Reid  |  October 20, 2009; 2:55 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (124)
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Zorn says he thinks he'll 'go right back' to Campbell

Washington Redskins Ccoach Jim Zorn said Tuesday that he would almost certainly return to Jason Campbell as the starting quarterback for Monday night's game against the Philadelphia Eagles, the first game in which Zorn will relinquish his play-calling duties to offensive consultant Sherman Lewis. Zorn, speaking on his weekly appearance...

By Barry Svrluga  |  October 20, 2009; 12:39 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (243)
 
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It's your call: Campbell or Collins?

He may not be calling the plays, but Jim Zorn presumably will make the decision on which quarterback will start Monday night against the Philadelphia Eagles at FedEx Field, Barry Svrluga writes. "I want to really make sure I do the right thing there," Zorn said. "That'll be a hard...

By Cindy Boren  |  October 20, 2009; 8:30 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (324)
 
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'Burgundy & Gold' analysis and a link-a-rama

In the latest "Burgundy & Gold" segment on Comcast SportsNet's "Washington Post Live," Brian Mitchell talks about fan anger, among other things, with Kevin Sheehan, John Feinstein and Ivan Carter. ()()() The morning reading list: Tracee Hamilton writes that what the Redskins are doing to Jim Zorn is cruel and...

By Cindy Boren  |  October 20, 2009; 6:57 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (63)
 
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Zorn hasn't decided on a quarterback

Coach Jim Zorn has yet to decide on a starting quarterback for Monday's game against the Eagles.

By Jason Reid  |  October 20, 2009; 1:01 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (56)
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Zorn pondered an earlier QB move

Coach Jim Zorn said he made the decision late in the second quarter to bench starter Jason Campbell in favor of backup Todd Collins after halftime of Sunday's 14-6 loss to the Kansas City Chiefs. Several players, however, indicated Zorn seemed eager to make the move earlier in the game....

By Jason Reid  |  October 19, 2009; 5:15 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (273)
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For Samuels, the doctor is 'out'

When asked whether Pro Bowl left tackle Chris Samuels has met with physicians about his neck injury, Coach Jim Zorn gave an odd explanation of the situation. League sources have said they expect Samuels to miss the remainder of the season and to contemplate retirement because of the injury he...

By Jason Reid  |  October 19, 2009; 4:52 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (47)
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On Zorn, Cerrato, and the future

Many Insider readers have emailed me in the last 24 hours about the possibility of Coach Jim Zorn and the Redskins agreeing to some sort of a buyout for the remainder of the guaranteed portion of Zorn's contract. Zorn signed a five-year deal but only the first three years were...

By Jason Reid  |  October 19, 2009; 3:19 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (176)
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Zorn: 'This is not an easy thing'

Coach Jim Zorn said he was not in favor of ceding play-calling duties to offensive consultant Sherman Lewis but reluctantly agreed because Vinny Cerrato, Washington's executive vice president of football operations, strongly suggested the move be made shortly after Zorn directed another miserable outing on offense during a 14-6 loss...

By Jason Reid  |  October 19, 2009; 2:26 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (139)
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Zorn: There's no QB decision yet

Jim Zorn is speaking to the media now, discussing how the playcalling duties will be handled by Sherman Lewis, and he said he has not determined who will be his starting quarterback Monday night against Philadelphia. Zorn said the decision on the starter will be his and that Lewis will...

By Cindy Boren  |  October 19, 2009; 12:30 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (260)
 
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Two weeks in, Lewis gets his turn to call the shots

I'm definitely not the smartest guy in the room -- unless I'm the only guy in the room. So I decided to review the events of the last 72 hours or so to make sure covering the Redskins had not finally sent me over the edge. On Friday, the Redskins...

By Jason Reid  |  October 19, 2009; 12:22 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (141)
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Monday morning's sizzling links

The locker room opens at 11; Coach Jim Zorn meets with the media at 12:25 today. Until then, Dan Steinberg has the latest installment of the Faces of Zorn over at DC Sports Bog. Oh, and the regular Monday chats are coming up. There's Cindy Boren at 11:30 and Mike...

By Cindy Boren  |  October 19, 2009; 10:19 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (161)
 
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Lewis expected to be named playcaller

Sherman Lewis, hired Oct. 6 as an offensive consultant, is expected to be given playcalling duties tomorrow, according to two sources with knowledge of the situation. Though Lewis, 67, hasn't coached since 2004, he's had three stints as an offensive coordinator in the NFL: Detroit (2002-04), Minnesota (2000-01) and Green...

By Jason Reid and Rick Maese  |  October 18, 2009; 11:32 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (257)
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Campbell discusses benching, future

Quarterback Jason Campbell declined to speak with reporters after Sunday's dreary 14-6 loss to the formerly winless Kansas City Chiefs at FedEx Field. In a phone interview Sunday night, Campbell commented on his benching after halftime, Coach Jim Zorn being stripped of play-calling duties and the plight of the Washington...

By Jason Reid  |  October 18, 2009; 10:44 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (59)
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TV feed lost briefly

For the second week in a row, the feed for the Redskins game was interrupted. CBS, which televised Sunday's 14-6 victory by the Chiefs, switched to the Ravens-Vikings game briefly before the signal came back. Last week, the feed dropped out during Fox's broadcast of the Redskins-Panthers game....

By Gene Wang  |  October 18, 2009; 9:43 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (85)
 
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Zorn to give up play-calling (updated)

After yet another poor offensive performance on Sunday afternoon in a 14-6 loss to the Kansas City Chiefs at FedEx Field, the Washington Redskins made a coaching change - but not the one many were expecting. The Redskins' public relations team announced late Sunday night that Vinny Cerrato, the executive...

By Paul Tenorio and Barry Svrluga  |  October 18, 2009; 8:44 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (239)
 
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Thomas starts at wide receiver

Second-year wide receiver Devin Thomas replaced Malcolm Kelly in the starting lineup, his second start of the season. Thomas was the target on one of quarterback Jason Campbell's deep balls in the first quarter, a first-down play from Washington's 29. Thomas made a diving catch that might have gained 50...

By Barry Srvluga  |  October 18, 2009; 7:15 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (145)
 
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Portis goes over 100 yards

Redskins running back Clinton Portis posted his first 100-yard game of the season -- though nearly three-quarters of his production came on one play. Portis carried 15 times for 109 yards in Sunday's 14-6 loss to the Kansas City Chiefs, his first 100-yard game since Nov. 23, 2008, when he...

By Barry Svrluga  |  October 18, 2009; 7:00 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (28)
 
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Tell us whom you'd start against Philly

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By Cindy Boren  |  October 18, 2009; 4:10 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (350)
 
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Another ugly loss for Redskins

Another ugly game for Washington ended with a just as brutal safety to give Kansas City a 14-6 win, the third Redskins loss this season to a previously winless team. It's a grim outlook for Washington following yet another putrid offensive performance in which the Redskins offense scored just six...

By Paul Tenorio  |  October 18, 2009; 4:03 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (141)
 
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Redskins, Chiefs tied at 6 after 3 quarters

There was a huge surprise when the Redskins jogged onto the field to start the second half, with backup quarterback Todd Collins taking over for Campbell. Greeted with a large ovation, Collins' first play of the game was a 42-yard strike to Santana Moss, but the big play would be...

By Paul Tenorio  |  October 18, 2009; 3:15 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (303)
 
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Vote now on Redskins

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By Cindy Boren  |  October 18, 2009; 2:35 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (159)
 
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Collins comes in for Campbell (updated)

When the third quarter began, the Redskins had a new quarterback: Todd Collins was in for Jason Campbell. This is Collins's first action of the season, and represents a potentially monumental shift for Coach Jim Zorn. Collins had not played in the 21 previous games of Zorn's career. The FedEx...

By Barry Svrluga  |  October 18, 2009; 2:32 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (88)
 
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Redskins trail by 3 at the half

The Redskins had moved into Kansas City territory and started the quarter with a three-yard run from Clinton Portis to set up a third and 3 from the 40-yard line, but Jason Campbell's pass intended for tight end Chris Cooley missed its target and the Redskins punted, pinning Kansas City...

By Paul Tenorio  |  October 18, 2009; 2:25 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (42)
 
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A pitchers' duel after 1 quarter

Both the Chiefs and Redskins entered the game without their starting left tackles, but it was Kansas City that felt that absence most acutely in the opening quarter. The Redskins registered three sacks in the opening quarter, all coming over the Chiefs' left side, with Brian Orakpo, Chris Wilson and...

By Paul Tenorio  |  October 18, 2009; 1:37 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (195)
 
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D. Thomas starts in place of Kelly (updated)

Just got the roster changes for today's game against the Chiefs and the only noticeable change is at the wide receiver position, where second-year receiver Devin Thomas will replace Malcolm Kelly in the starting lineup. It will be Thomas' third career start and second of the season (not his first...

By Rick Maese  |  October 18, 2009; 11:39 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (108)
 
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Redskins' inactives today

Redskins' inactives today are: Hunter Smith, Kevin Barnes, Anthony Alridge, Robert Henson, Chris Samuels, Chad Rinehart, Marko Mitchell and Anthony Montgomery. Chiefs left tackle Branden Albert is inactive; his backup on the depth chart is Ikechuke Ndukwe....

By Paul Tenorio  |  October 18, 2009; 11:30 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (14)
 
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More from Brian Mitchell

I chatted with former Redskin Brian Mitchell for this morning's story. As always, Mitchell had more to say than I had space to offer, so I thought I'd share some of the leftovers below. Mitchell is no stranger to local media, but his analysis this season has been particularly sharp...

By Rick Maese  |  October 18, 2009; 10:40 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (21)
 
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Lewis quietly continues his evaluations

Offensive consultant Sherman Lewis has been in the building for almost two weeks, so I figured the time was right to ask him if he has determined how to fix Coach Jim Zorn's ineffective version of the West Coast offense. Owner Daniel Snyder hired Lewis -- a longtime assistant in...

By Jason Reid  |  October 18, 2009; 7:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (38)
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