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Redskins Insider: September 19, 2010 - September 25, 2010

Albert Haynesworth says he'll play Sunday

In his most extensive comments of the season, Albert Haynesworth said "everything's been fine" between the controversial defensive lineman and Redskins Coach Mike Shanahan, and Haynesworth expects to play in Sunday's game at the St. Louis Rams. But in a radio appearance Saturday afternoon, Haynesworth conceded that this season is...

By Rick Maese  | September 25, 2010; 7:35 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (91)
Categories:  3-4 defense, Albert Haynesworth  
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WR Thomas may finally get his chance

If wide receiver Anthony Armstrong (groin) is inactive against the St. Louis Rams, wideout Devin Thomas could finally get a chance on offense. "I'm always ready," said Thomas, who has participated only on special teams during Washington's first two games. "You never know when it's going to come, so all...

By Jason Reid  | September 25, 2010; 2:09 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (48)
Categories:  Devin Thomas  
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Unless offers change, Haynesworth expected to stay put

Defensive lineman Albert Haynesworth is still with the Redskins, and it seems he will be for the remainder of the season unless another team offers Coach Mike Shanahan exactly what he wants for the two-time Pro Bowler. A longtime NFL executive who has dealt with Shanahan said the Redskins' football...

By Jason Reid  | September 25, 2010; 11:59 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (49)
Categories:  Albert Haynesworth, Bruce Allen, Mike Shanahan  
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Ryan Torain to replace Brandon Banks on roster

Two days before their Week 3 game against the St. Louis Rams, the Redskins plan to shuffle their roster, releasing receiver Brandon Banks and activating running back Ryan Torain from the practice squad, according to multiple sources with knowledge of the situation. The move is not expected to be made...

By Rick Maese and Jason Reid  | September 24, 2010; 4:52 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (122)
Categories:  Brandon Banks, Running backs  
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Box Seats: Redskins-Rams previews

The Post's fan bloggers share their thoughts on Sunday's game: When winning isn't enough - Week 3 -- Evan Bliss When I went to Vegas, I was thinking of you -- Jason Woodmansee For all of our Redskins fan bloggers contributions so far, go to http://voices.washingtonpost.com/box-seats/redskins/ Also, Cindy Boren will...

By Washington Post editors  | September 24, 2010; 4:45 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
 
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Redskins list seven as questionable

On their final injury report of the week, the Redskins have listed seven players as questionable for Sunday's game at St. Louis: Albert Haynesworth (ankle), LaRon Landry (wrist), Kareem Moore (knee), Clinton Portis (wrist), Anthony Armstrong (groin), Chris Horton (ankle) and Trent Williams (knee/toe). Portis, Landry and Moore all practiced...

By Rick Maese  | September 24, 2010; 4:00 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (14)
Categories:  Albert Haynesworth, Anthony Armstrong, Kareem Moore, LaRon Landry, Trent Williams  
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Shanahan mum on Albert Haynesworth's status

Albert Haynesworth's ankle is healthy and the defensive lineman could return to the field this Sunday at St. Louis. But Coach Mike Shanahan won't guarantee anything. Haynesworth spent Week 2 on the inactive list. While Haynesworth participated fully in practice Friday for the second straight day, fellow nose tackle Anthony...

By Rick Maese  | September 24, 2010; 2:05 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (75)
Categories:  Albert Haynesworth, Anthony Armstrong, Kareem Moore  
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Trent Williams practices, status for game still uncertain

Updated 1:45 p.m. For the first time this week, left tackle Trent Williams participated in practice Friday, though his status for this weekend is still uncertain. Williams said after practice that he feels like he'll be able to play Sunday, though the decision would ultimately be Mike Shanahan's. "I think...

By Rick Maese  | September 24, 2010; 1:33 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (26)
Categories:  Mike Shanahan, Trent Williams  
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Washington was 'bad situation' for Larry Johnson

On Wednesday, Coach Mike Shanahan seemed to leave the door cracked for a Larry Johnson return to Washington. "Larry did a great job in the offseason. He gave us everything he had, and heck, there's still a chance that if somebody goes down that he could come back here," he...

By Rick Maese  | September 24, 2010; 1:00 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (33)
Categories:  Larry Johnson  
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Hard Hits Live webcast: LaVar Arrington on the Rams game

LaVar Arrington answered reader questions about the Redskins running game, the defense, Devin Thomas and playing the nose tackle position, among other topics, in this week's Hard Hits Live webcast. If you would like to watch the show in segments, click here. Otherwise, just click on the video below to...

By Washington Post Sports  | September 24, 2010; 12:01 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (22)
 
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Now No. 2, Keiland Williams has similar role

While running back Keiland Williams has moved up the depth chart this week, it's still not clear how his role in the offense changes as the team prepares for the St. Louis Rams' game on Sunday. Asked what might be different this week with Williams as the team's No. 2...

By Rick Maese  | September 24, 2010; 12:00 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (5)
Categories:  Running backs  
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London Fletcher quite familiar with St. Louis

Don't be surprised if inside linebacker London Fletcher receives a warm reception from St. Louis Rams fans Sunday at the Edward Jones Dome. Way back in 1998, the Rams signed an undrafted rookie free agent from John Carroll. Fletcher went on to win the team's rookie of the year award...

By Jason Reid  | September 24, 2010; 11:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (37)
Categories:  London Fletcher  
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Could Devin Thomas finally see time?

Through two games last year, receiver Devin Thomas had zero yards on zero catches and, in fact, had yet to set foot on the field during a regular season game. A year later, Thomas says that he's "older, more wise, played in games. I feel a lot better than last...

By Rick Maese  | September 24, 2010; 10:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (48)
Categories:  Anthony Armstrong, Devin Thomas  
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Donovan McNabb stresses importance of Redskins' running game

Running back Clinton Portis is confident the Redskins' unproductive running game will improve. Quarterback Donovan McNabb seems less certain about the situation. "Well, I definitely hope so. I definitely hope so," McNabb said. "I know [Rams Coach] Steve [Spagnuolo] will always apply a lot of pressure to the pass game...

By Jason Reid  | September 24, 2010; 9:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (40)
Categories:  Donovan McNabb, Running backs  
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Rams QB Sam Bradford is learning as he goes

Redskins Coach Mike Shanahan recently raved about St. Louis Rams rookie Sam Bradford, saying he's the type of quarterback who comes around once every 10 or 15 years. Defensive coordinator Jim Haslett has been similarly effusive in his praise for the 2008 Heisman Trophy winner from Oklahoma. Through two games,...

By Jason Reid  | September 24, 2010; 6:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (52)
 
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Hard Hits Live: LaVar Arrington takes questions Friday morning

LaVar Arrington answers your questions about the Redskins, and Sunday's game against the Rams. Tune in for his weekly webcast, Friday morning, 10:30, Eastern. To submit a question or watch Hard Hits Live, click here....

By Washington Post Sports  | September 24, 2010; 2:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (10)
 
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Trent Williams improving, hopes to play Sunday

Left tackle Trent Williams, who is suffering from knee and toe injuries, continued to improve and hopes to practice Friday in an attempt to play against the St. Louis Rams, Coach Mike Shanahan said Thursday. "We'll get a chance to see how he feels [Friday]," Shanahan said of the rookie,...

By Jason Reid  | September 23, 2010; 3:57 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (122)
Categories:  Offensive line  
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London Fletcher: 'I understand' DeAngelo Hall's frustration

Asked about cornerback DeAngelo Hall's recent comment that "this my defense," inside linebacker London Fletcher, Washington's defensive captain, smiled and said, "I'll have to talk to him about that." Things are fine between Hall and Fletcher, who understood Hall's frustration after the Redskins squandered a 17-point, third-quarter lead in a...

By Jason Reid  | September 23, 2010; 2:20 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (51)
Categories:  DeAngelo Hall, Kareem Moore, London Fletcher  
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Statistical analysis: Redskins' draft picks vs. free agents

Since my first post here, I've received several requests to do an analysis of building a team based on free agent players versus draft picks. Quite a few readers are looking for proof that the Redskins' habit of trading away draft picks and paying for overpriced free agents has led...

By Brian Burke  | September 23, 2010; 1:39 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (41)
Categories:  Free agency, Statistical analysis  
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Clinton Portis: No problem with Redskins' running game

Washington ranks last in the NFL with 107 net rushing yards and a 53.5-yard average. The team is tied for 27th in average per rush at 2.7. But to hear top back Clinton Portis tell it, there's nothing wrong with the Redskins' running game. "I wouldn't say the running game...

By Jason Reid  | September 23, 2010; 12:45 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (66)
Categories:  Clinton Portis, Running backs  
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McNabb, Rams' Spagnuolo familiar with each other

Rams Coach Steve Spagnuolo and Redskins quarterback Donovan McNabb worked together for many years as members of the Philadelphia Eagles.

By Jason Reid  | September 23, 2010; 11:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (69)
Categories:  Donovan McNabb  | Tags:  Donovan McNabb  
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Rams' Bradford recalls being courted by Redskins

Rams quarterback Sam Bradford recalls being courted by the Redskins during the draft process

By Jason Reid  | September 23, 2010; 10:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (37)
Categories:  Daniel M. Snyder, NFL Draft, quarterbacks  | Tags:  Daniel Snyder, Sam Bradford  
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Spagnuolo's thoughts on matching a corner against a top WR

Rams Coach Steve Spagnuolo's thoughts on matching a cornerback like DeAngelo Hall against a top wide receiver

By Jason Reid  | September 23, 2010; 8:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (51)
Categories:  3-4 defense, DeAngelo Hall, Jim Haslett  | Tags:  DeAngelo Hall, Jim Haslett  
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Bradford honored by Shanahan's praise

Rams quarterback Sam Bradford is honored by Coach Mike Shanahan's praise.

By Jason Reid  | September 23, 2010; 6:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (28)
Categories:  Mike Shanahan, quarterbacks  | Tags:  Mike Shanahan  
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Three defensive calls Jim Haslett would like to have back

Defensive coordinator Jim Haslett blitzed frequently in the second half and overtime Sunday as the Redskins squandered a 17-point, third-quarter lead and lost, 30-27, in overtime to the Houston Texans. Haslett is an aggressive play-caller and blitzing is a major component of the team's new 3-4 scheme. There were, however,...

By Jason Reid  | September 22, 2010; 4:39 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (141)
Categories:  Jim Haslett  
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Kareem Moore expects to be ready Sunday

Safety Kareem Moore says he expects to make his season debut at St. Louis Sunday, but other players are plagued by injuries that kept them from fully practicing on Wednesday. Left tackle Trent Williams, who sprained his knee against the Texans, did not practice with his teammates Wednesday, but the...

By Rick Maese  | September 22, 2010; 4:07 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (36)
Categories:  Albert Haynesworth, Anthony Armstrong, Kareem Moore, Mike Shanahan  
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Haslett: Everything's fine with DeAngelo Hall

Everything is cool between defensive coordinator Jim Haslett and cornerback DeAngelo Hall, whose aggressive attitude is a very good thing, Haslett said Wednesday. Addressing reporters for the first time since Hall caused a stir Monday in announcing his plans to cover opponents' top receivers for the remainder of the season,...

By Jason Reid  | September 22, 2010; 4:05 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (8)
 
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Shanahan denies Vincent Jackson trade rumor

Updted: 4:18 p.m.: The Chargers failed to trade Jackson, who will miss the next four weeks of the season. The San Diego Chargers have until 4 o'clock Wednesday afternoon to trade Vincent Jackson if the receiver's suspension is to be cut from six games to four. The Redskins have been...

By Rick Maese  | September 22, 2010; 3:15 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (67)
Categories:  Mike Shanahan  
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Defensive backs are fine with Hall's bravado

Implied in DeAngelo Hall's comments earlier this week is the idea that he needs cover the opponent's top receiver because he thinks he can do it better than others. His fellow defensive backs didn't seem bothered by Hall's bravado Wednesday. "I didn't even see the comments until today," said safety...

By Rick Maese  | September 22, 2010; 3:00 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (10)
Categories:  DeAngelo Hall  
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Offensive line is a work in progress

As the team gets ready for St. Louis, there appears to be three question marks on the offensive line. Let's address them one at a time. Left tackle Trent Williams suffered a knee sprain late in the game against the Houston Texans. His teammates offered little in terms of a...

By Rick Maese  | September 22, 2010; 1:15 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (95)
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McNabb surprised by release of Johnson

Quarterback Donovan McNabb was among many players surprised that the Redskins on Tuesday released two-time Pro Bowl running back Larry Johnson. "I didn't see that coming," McNabb said Wednesday at Redskins Park. "Obviously, it's the nature of the business. I'm sure he understands that as well. Obviously, we [players] found...

By Jason Reid  | September 22, 2010; 12:54 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
 
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Donovan McNabb (finally) not part of Philly QB furor

For the first time in a long time, quarterback Donovan McNabb is not the center of controversy with the Philadelphia Eagles - and he hopes things stay that way. McNabb skillfully, and repeatedly, sidestepped questions Wednesday about the Eagles' surprising quarterback controversy. Philadelphia Coach Andy Reid changed his mind Tuesday...

By Jason Reid  | September 22, 2010; 12:31 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (36)
Categories:  Donovan McNabb  
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RBs Chad Simpson, Keiland Williams moving up

When the Redskins filtered into their locker room Wednesday to go back to work - preparing for Sunday's game at St. Louis - there was one new face and another that might end up in new positions. The former, new running back Chad Simpson, was working out Monday when his...

By Barry Svrluga  | September 22, 2010; 12:03 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (23)
 
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Redskins set world record for virtual exercise session

Redskins Quarterback Donovan McNabb and other team members led hundreds of kids at FedEx Field through an exercise session, setting a new world record....

By Washington Post editors  | September 22, 2010; 11:15 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (36)
Categories:  Donovan McNabb  
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Larry Johnson move: a special teams shortage or running game frustration?

After months of organized team activities, minicamps, training camp, four preseason games and two games to begin the regular season, the Redskins suddenly realized Larry Johnson does not play special teams? And now they cannot afford the luxury of two backs who don't? Johnson's agent, Peter Schaffer, said a Redskins...

By Jason Reid  | September 22, 2010; 8:44 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (117)
Categories:  Larry Johnson, Offensive line, Special teams  
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Redskins cut running back Larry Johnson

Updated: 6:38 p.m. The Redskins cut veteran running back Larry Johnson Tuesday, making him the first casualty of a ground game that has been among the NFL's worst through the first two weeks of the season. Johnson's agent, Peter Schaffer, and the team confirmed the move. According to two sources...

By Barry Svrluga and Jason Reid  | September 21, 2010; 5:45 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (256)
Categories:  Larry Johnson, Running backs  
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Surprise, surprise: Bucs, Chiefs, Cowboys, Vikings

Two weeks into the season the Bears, Bucs, Chiefs, Dolphins, Texans and Ben Roethlisberger-less Steelers are all 2-0, while the mighty Vikings and preseason Super Bowl favorite Cowboys are both 0-2. See what The League Panel thinks about the early season surprises....

By Washington Post editors  | September 21, 2010; 4:03 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (66)
 
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A look at the decision making in Sunday's overtime

The Washington Redskins and the Houston Texans faced nearly identical situations in overtime Sunday. Houston had a fourth and 4 at the Washington 34, and on the following drive, the Redskins had a fourth and 7 at the Houston 34. Texans Coach Gary Kubiak called for the punt, and Redskins...

By Brian Burke  | September 21, 2010; 2:17 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (107)
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Donovan McNabb says improved ground game coming

Following the team's Week 1 win against Dallas, there were questions about the team's passing game. In Week 2, the Redskins seemed to have answered them. Following the team's Week 2 game against Houston, there seem to be growing concerns about the running game. Redskins quarterback Donovan McNabb says they'll...

By Rick Maese  | September 21, 2010; 12:45 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (87)
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Redskins Insider Live Webcast

Rick Maese and Dan Steinberg joined LaVar Arrington on this week's Redskins Insider Live webcast to talk about the loss to Houston and this Sunday's game against St. Louis. Click here to watch this week's show in segments. You can also download the podcast of this show or subscribe to...

By Washington Post Sports  | September 21, 2010; 12:35 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (6)
 
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Clinton Portis says his statements were "the truth"

Washington Redskins running back Clinton Portis Tuesday stood behind his controversial comments about female reporters in men's locker rooms, saying in a radio interview that his previous remarks were "the truth." Toward the end of his weekly appearance on 106.7 The Fan's "The Mike Wise Show with Holden Kushner," Kushner...

By Jason Reid  | September 21, 2010; 12:23 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (41)
Categories:  Clinton Portis  
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The Football Insider 2010 iPhone app

Post Sports has launched a free iPhone app perfect for Redskins fans. Football Insider 2010 will feature breaking news from the Redskins Insider blog; player and team-focused daily stories written by Redskins beat reporters Rick Maese, Jason Reid and Barry Svrluga; analysis by award-winning columnists Thomas Boswell, Tracee Hamilton, Sally...

By Mitch Rubin  | September 21, 2010; 11:34 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (37)
 
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LaRon Landry off to a good start, but 'it can be better'

Strong safety LaRon Landry expected that he would thrive this season in Washington's new defensive scheme, and he's off to a very good start. Landry is credited with an NFL-leading 28 tackles, including 21 unassisted. The four-year veteran has been a force in the Redskins' first two games while playing...

By Jason Reid  | September 21, 2010; 11:01 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (50)
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Redskins players vote to decertify union

At the same meeting that Redskins players chose defensive lineman Vonnie Holliday as the team's new union representative, Washington players also unanimously voted to authorize the NFL Players Association to decertify as a union, according to Carl Francis, a union spokesman. Teams across the league are conducting similar votes, as...

By Rick Maese  | September 21, 2010; 6:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (101)
 
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Redskins Insider Live: Catch it Tuesday

Join LaVar Arrington, Redskins beat writer Rick Maese and D.C. Sports Bog Dan Steinberg at 10:30 Eastern Tuesday morning for this week's edition of Redskins Insider Live. Along with studio host Jonathan Forsythe, they will talk about the Redskins' OT loss to Houston, and look ahead to Sunday's game against...

By Washington Post Sports  | September 20, 2010; 8:00 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (89)
 
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DeAngelo Hall clarifies his position on coverage plan

Cornerback DeAngelo Hall said late Monday he respects defensive coordinator Jim Haslett and did not mean to appear critical about his role on the team in comments he made earlier in the day, Hall said in an evening radio interview. During an appearance on 106.7 The Fan, Hall clarified comments...

By Jason Reid  | September 20, 2010; 6:25 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (40)
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Redskins offensive line in flux

Left tackle Trent Williams's injuries could prompt the Redskins to further shuffle an offensive line already in flux for Sunday's game against the St. Louis Rams. Williams suffered a bruised knee and sprained toe, tests showed Monday, but an MRI revealed no structural damage. One person in the organization said...

By Jason Reid  | September 20, 2010; 5:54 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (17)
 
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Shanahan: MRI on Trent Williams is negative

Updated: 3:35 p.m. Washington Redskins Coach Mike Shanahan said Monday that an MRI exam of offensive tackle Trent Williams's left knee was negative, and the rookie has not yet been ruled out of Sunday's game at St. Louis. "That's a good sign," Shanahan said. Shanahan said Williams will go through...

By Barry Svrluga  | September 20, 2010; 3:07 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (131)
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Changes coming to running back depth chart?

For all the accolades Donovan McNabb deservingly received for Sunday's performance, the Redskins' ground game left a lot to be desired. A whole lot, in fact. One thing to keep an eye on in the days leading up to Sunday's game at St. Louis is the backfield depth chart. After...

By Rick Maese  | September 20, 2010; 2:30 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (59)
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Graham Gano lifts his head and misses crucial kick

A day after he first made, then missed, a 52-yard field goal that would have won the game in overtime, Washington Redskins kicker Graham Gano said he expected Houston Texans Coach Gary Kubiak to call a timeout in order to ice him, and he reiterated the idea that he became...

By Barry Svrluga  | September 20, 2010; 1:50 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (62)
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DeAngelo Hall says he'll track opponent's top wideout

Frustrated about late defensive breakdowns during Sunday's 30-27 overtime loss to the Houston Texans, cornerback DeAngelo Hall said Monday he plans to follow opponents' top receiver throughout games for the remainder of the season. Hall was playing the side opposite Andre Johnson, arguably the league's top wideout, when quarterback Matt...

By Jason Reid  | September 20, 2010; 12:50 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (137)
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Trent Williams' MRI shows no structural damage

It appears the Redskins have received some encouraging news about injured rookie left tackle Trent Williams, multiple people familiar with the situation said Monday. An MRI of Williams's left knee revealed no structural damage, the sources said. Williams suffered a knee contusion and a sprained toe, tests showed, but the...

By Jason Reid  | September 20, 2010; 11:03 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (196)
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LaRon Landry frustrated by having to leave field on Texans' winning drive

The anger was evident on LaRon Landry's face. The strong safety wanted to return after suffering a bruised wrist in overtime, but he had to come out under NFL rules after team medical personnel examined him on the field. With Landry briefly out on the sideline, backup safety Chris Horton...

By Jason Reid  | September 20, 2010; 12:56 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (210)
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Graham Gano faces night of trials

Following Sunday's loss, kicker Graham Gano's offering on his Twitter account was short and simple: "James 1:2-3," he wrote. The Bible verse -- "Consider it pure joy, my brothers, whenever you face trials of many kinds," reads the New International Version, "because you know that the testing of your faith...

By Rick Maese  | September 19, 2010; 9:45 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (83)
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Albert Haynesworth tested ankle, couldn't go

Redskins defensive tackle Albert Haynesworth was the most prominent member of the roster to be declared inactive for Sunday's loss to the Texans, a decision made by the coaching staff after Haynesworth tested a sprained ankle in pregame warm-ups. "He tested it and wasn't able to go," Coach Mike Shanahan...

By Barry Svrluga  | September 19, 2010; 9:30 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (12)
 
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Trent Williams to have tests on injured left knee

Redskins offensive tackle Trent Williams left Sunday's 30-27 overtime loss to the Houston Texans with a knee injury in the fourth quarter, leaving Washington with a makeshift offensive line for the final possession of regulation and its only overtime set of downs. Williams, the fourth overall pick in the April...

By Barry Svrluga  | September 19, 2010; 9:11 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (19)
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Houston wins in overtime 30-27

Updated 7:42 p.m. Overtime Houston won the toss and opened overtime with the ball, taking over at its own 12-yard line. Schaub immediately found Walter for a 16-yard gain over the middle, then found Walter again for seven yards. Arian Foster ripped off runs of 10 and six yards consecutively,...

By Paul Tenorio  | September 19, 2010; 7:42 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (448)
 
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Rate the Redskins: How did they play against the Texans?

Washingtonpost.com users' postgame reaction to the Redskins' performance against the Houston Texans on Sunday, Sept. 19, 2010.

By Keith McMillan  | September 19, 2010; 6:24 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (87)
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Anthony Bryant takes Haynesworth's spot

Washington Redskins defensive tackle Albert Haynesworth is inactive for today's game against the Houston Texans, the team confirmed. Fourth-year lineman Anthony Bryant will likely be the back-up nose tackle. Bryant impressed throughout the preseason but has played in just nine games in his career, with three starts. Bryant played with...

By Paul Tenorio  | September 19, 2010; 3:05 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (142)
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Report: Albert Haynesworth inactive today

ESPN 980, the Redskins' flagship radio station, is reporting that defensive lineman Albert Haynesworth (ankle) will be inactive against the Houston Texans. Although one team source said it is "probably true" Haynesworth will be inactive, another said nothing had been decided as of about 1:30....

By Jason Reid  | September 19, 2010; 1:44 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (47)
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Redskins focus on creating more turnovers

In Washington's 13-7 opening victory over Dallas, top cornerback DeAngelo Hall scored the team's only touchdown on a fumble recovery after he stripped the ball from Tashard Choice. Hall's big play exemplified the Redskins emphasis on turnovers under Coach Mike Shanahan and defensive coordinator Jim Haslett. "Yeah, we used to...

By Jason Reid  | September 19, 2010; 1:19 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (12)
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Devin Thomas 'just waiting for that time to come'

Wide receiver Devin Thomas was the Redskins' first pick in the 2008 draft. But Washington football boss Mike Shanahan did not draft him. Thomas had the best game of his nascent career last season in a loss to the New Orleans Saints, catching seven passes for 100 yards with two...

By Jason Reid  | September 19, 2010; 12:49 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (25)
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Teammates expect Albert Haynesworth to play

With defensive lineman Albert Haynesworth (ankle) limited in practice this week, his status is unclear for Sunday's game against the Houston Texans at FedEx Field. Officially, the team will determined before game time whether to list Haynesworth as active or inactive, and there's the question of how much he would...

By Jason Reid  | September 19, 2010; 12:21 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (6)
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