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Redskins Insider: September 26, 2010 - October 2, 2010

Redskins add Brandon Banks to roster, release Keiland Williams

The Redskins have added rookie wide receiver Brandon Banks back to their 53-man roster. To make room, they've released running back Keiland Williams. The move is somewhat surprising, as the Redskins are left with only three running backs on the active roster for Sunday's game at Philadelphia: Clinton Portis, Ryan...

By Rick Maese  | October 2, 2010; 5:31 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (114)
Categories:  Brandon Banks, Running backs, wide receivers  
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Haslett: Vick means 'everything changes'

When Philadelphia Coach Andy Reid changed his mind and decided to stick with Michael Vick as the team's starting quarterback instead of turning back to Kevin Kolb, a lot also changed for the Redskins. As in their whole defensive game plan for Sunday's NFC East matchup at Lincoln Financial...

By Jason Reid  | October 2, 2010; 2:30 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (21)
Categories:  3-4 defense, Jim Haslett, Michael Vick  
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The 3-4 is experiencing some growing pains

It figured the Redskins would experience growing pains as they switched from their successful 4-3 scheme to the 3-4 philosophy Coach Mike Shanahan prefers. The transition, however, has been very difficult. Through the first three weeks of the season, Washington is statistically the NFL's worst defense. And the Redskins...

By Jason Reid  | October 2, 2010; 12:37 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (30)
Categories:  3-4 defense, Albert Haynesworth, Brian Orakpo, Free agency, Jim Haslett, Mike Shanahan  
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Box Seats: Redskins-Eagles previews

The Post's fan bloggers share their thoughts on Sunday's game: McNabb Bowl I - By the numbers -- Jason Woodmansee Why do fans boo? -- Stephen L. Carter An interview with an Eagles fan -- Evan Bliss For all of our Redskins fan bloggers contributions so far, go to http://voices.washingtonpost.com/box-seats/redskins/...

By Mitch Rubin  | October 1, 2010; 5:15 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (89)
Tags:  Box Seats, Redskins-Eagles  
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Redskins injury report: probably not very revealing

The Redskins' injury report was released Friday afternoon and once again, 10 players are listed as questionable: Lorenzo Alexander, Anthony Armstrong, Josh Bidwell, DeAngelo Hall, Albert Haynesworth, Chris Horton, Kory Lichtensteiger, Clinton Portis, Keiland Williams and Trent Williams. It's the fourth week in row that Redskins Coach Mike Shanahan has...

By Rick Maese  | October 1, 2010; 4:27 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (9)
 
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Haslett will remain flexible about using 3-4 defense

On Monday, Redskins Coach Mike Shanahan said the team is still committed to the 3-4 defensive front, and coaches feel they have the right pieces in place to make it work. But the Redskins still showed several other fronts last week against the Rams, and defensive coordinator Jim Haslett explained...

By Rick Maese  | October 1, 2010; 3:26 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (32)
Categories:  3-4 defense, Jim Haslett  
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Punter Josh Bidwell wondered whether career was over

Redskins punter Josh Bidwell walked into the locker room last Sunday in St. Louis and wasn't sure when he'd be able to walk on a football field again. "It was horrible," Bidwell said Friday. "Honestly, I was just kind of in a daze the whole rest of the game, thinking,...

By Rick Maese  | October 1, 2010; 2:46 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (39)
 
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Shanahan: Trent Williams a game-time decision

Left tackle Trent Williams will be a game-time decision on Sunday, Coach Mike Shanahan said. "He felt much better today and made some strides," Shanahan said. "But you really don't know. Forty-eight hours, you get a better feel." Williams, who missed the team's Week 3 loss at St. Louis, is...

By Rick Maese  | October 1, 2010; 1:44 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (40)
Categories:  Anthony Bryant, Trent Williams  
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Radio host organizes Philly-style welcome for McNabb

To no one's surprise, Sunday's game at Philadelphia will be a circus -- quite literally, in fact. First, the background. Angelo Cataldi is sports talk show host in Philadelphia on WIP-AM. He's a polarizing figure in town and isn't shy when it comes to opinions. Well, 11 years ago, Cataldi...

By Rick Maese  | October 1, 2010; 12:26 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (56)
 
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Mike Shanahan: 'You better think of every game as a must-win'

Shortly after losing to the St. Louis Rams in Week 3, Redskins players said Sunday's game against the Philadelphia Eagles is a must-win game. The Redskins (1-2) have lost consecutive games and have, at least statistically, the NFL's worst defense. They also have been inept on offense in the red...

By Jason Reid  | October 1, 2010; 11:28 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (41)
Categories:  Mike Shanahan  
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Eagles' LeSean McCoy picks up where Westbrook left off

For most of eight seasons, versatile running back Brian Westbrook was a key member of the Philadelphia Eagles' offense. Westbrook and quarterback Donovan McNabb helped Coach Andy Reid enjoy a long, successful run in the NFC East. The Eagles traded McNabb to the Redskins on Easter, and Westbrook left in...

By Jason Reid  | October 1, 2010; 10:13 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (42)
 
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Redskins hope better defense will come to pass

The Redskins rank last in the NFL in defense, giving up an average of 423.7 yards per game. The failure of Washington's defense after halftime has been the biggest factor in consecutive losses to the Houston Texans and St. Louis Rams. The run defense actually hasn't been that bad, ranking...

By Jason Reid  | October 1, 2010; 9:10 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (66)
Categories:  DeAngelo Hall, Kareem Moore  
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Albert Haynesworth talks about time with Redskins in ESPN interview

Mike Shanahan has referenced several times a conversation he had with Albert Haynesworth, in which the Redskins coach says he told the controversial defensive lineman that if he accepted the team's $21 million bonus check, he'd be expected to do whatever was asked of him. In an ESPN interview Thursday, Haynesworth seemed...

By Rick Maese  | October 1, 2010; 6:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (52)
Categories:  Albert Haynesworth, Mike Shanahan  
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Redskins are last in red zone offense

Among the Redskins many problems on offense and defense is the fact that they rank last in the NFL in red zone offense. In nine possessions inside opponents' 20-yard line, the Redskins have scored only 29 points. Their two touchdowns in those nine possessions is an average of 22.2 percent...

By Jason Reid  | September 30, 2010; 4:51 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (131)
Categories:  Clinton Portis  
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Shanahan: Portis 'is starting Sunday'

Running back Clinton Portis will start Sunday against the Philadelphia Eagles and punter Josh Bidwell, unable to punt in the previous game because of an injury, will perform all his duties at Lincoln Financial Field, Coach Mike Shanahan said Thursday afternoon at Redskins Park. "Yes, [Portis] is starting Sunday," Shanahan...

By Jason Reid  | September 30, 2010; 3:18 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (63)
 
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Redskins work around the rain

Because of the heavy rain on Thursday, the Redskins boarded three buses and drove to a hangar at Dulles International Airport to hold a walk-through rather than a full practice. Coach Mike Shanahan said the team's lack of an indoor practice facility - something all three of their NFC East...

By Barry Svrluga  | September 30, 2010; 3:02 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (12)
 
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Portis on why the Redskins can't convert on third down

Through their first three games, the Redskins have converted only six of 33 third-down attempts. They rank last in the NFL in third-down efficiency, at 18.2 percent. No other team is below 24 percen. The New England Patriots lead the league at 58.3 percent. Why are the Redskins so bad...

By Jason Reid  | September 30, 2010; 2:50 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (12)
Categories:  Clinton Portis, DeAngelo Hall  
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Devin Thomas channels Conan and waits for his moment

Much has been written and said about what Devin Thomas is not doing for the Washington Redskins - namely, playing wide receiver. But the third-year player from Michigan State - who is behind veterans Joey Galloway and Roydell Williams, as well as youngster Anthony Armstrong, on the Redskins' depth chart...

By Barry Svrluga  | September 30, 2010; 2:20 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (58)
Categories:  Devin Thomas  
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A rare missed game for Donovan McNabb's parents

While Donovan McNabb's return to Philadelphia will be a hot ticket on Sunday, there are at least a couple of McNabb fans who won't be in attendance: the quarterback's parents. It's an out-of-the-ordinary decision for Sam and Wilma McNabb, who rarely miss any of their son's games. "To be honest...

By Rick Maese  | September 30, 2010; 1:16 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (73)
Categories:  Donovan McNabb  
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Trent Williams hopes sore toe will allow him to play Sunday

Although rookie left tackle Trent Williams hopes to return to the lineup Sunday against the Philadelphia Eagles at Lincoln Financial Field, he still is not sure if his sore toe will cooperate. "I practiced a little bit [Wednesday]," Williams said before practice Thursday at Redskins Park. "It felt good to...

By Jason Reid  | September 30, 2010; 12:15 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (53)
Categories:  Trent Williams  
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Clinton Portis expects to be in the backfield Sunday

Clinton Portis said Thursday that he expects to be in the backfield Sunday against the Eagles, but coaches apparently still have not talked with him about his role in the offense. Portis also addressed the end of his 27-yard run in Sunday's loss at St. Louis, a run in which he...

By Rick Maese  | September 30, 2010; 11:44 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (48)
Categories:  Clinton Portis  
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Redskins will assign D-back to shadow Michael Vick

Quarterback Michael Vick presents many challenges to a Redskins defense that ranks last statistically in the NFL and faded after halftime during consecutive losses to Houston and St. Louis. So how should the Redskins prepare to face the three-time Pro Bowler? "I'm not sure if you do. I don't know if...

By Jason Reid  | September 30, 2010; 9:08 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (95)
Categories:  Jim Haslett  
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Rain plays havoc with Redskins practice schedule

Rainy days like this one have been driving Redskins coaches nuts for several years. The team's lack of an indoor facility limits the Redskins' practice options. But Mike Shanahan is determined to get something out of the day. He's tweaked the practice schedule, and players and coaches will head to...

By Rick Maese  | September 30, 2010; 8:21 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (44)
 
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Brandon Banks plays roles of Michael Vick and DeSean Jackson

Rookie wide receiver Brandon Banks has been busy on the scout team this week. Banks is doing double duty, playing the roles of Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Michael Vick and wide receiver DeSean Jackson to help the first-team defense prepare for the dynamic players. The speedy Banks is happy to do...

By Jason Reid  | September 30, 2010; 6:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (45)
Categories:  Brandon Banks  
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Michael Vick: "It's not me against Donovan"

While Donovan McNabb attracted a crowd at Redskins Park Wednesday, the group around Michael Vick's locker in Philadelphia was also several reporters deep. A week that was supposed to shine a spotlight on McNabb's return to Philadelphia has taken on new meaning with Vick as starter, somehow amping up the...

By Rick Maese  | September 29, 2010; 4:21 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (111)
Categories:  Donovan McNabb  
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Redskins would rather face Kolb than Vick, Rogers says

To hear cornerback Carlos Rogers tell it, the Redskins would much rather face Kevin Kolb than Michael Vick. Unfortunately for the Redskins, however, Vick is the Philadelphia Eagles' starting quarterback. And with Vick playing at a high level again, the Redskins are preparing for a major challenge in a must-win...

By Jason Reid  | September 29, 2010; 3:47 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (25)
Categories:  Carlos Rogers  
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Redskins looking at receiver help

On Tuesday, Washington coaches ran at least two free agent receivers through workouts at Redskins Park. You don't have to strain your eyes too hard to read between the lines here: There's room for an upgrade among the current group of receivers on the 53-man roster. According to reports, the...

By Rick Maese  | September 29, 2010; 3:25 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (75)
Categories:  wide receivers  
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Trent Williams practices, DeAngelo Hall doesn't

With drizzle falling on practice, Redskins left tackle Trent Williams returned to workouts Wednesday, but Coach Mike Shanahan said he does not yet know whether the rookie first-round pick will be back in the lineup Sunday at Philadelphia. "He looked OK," Shanahan said. "Still a little bit sore, but he...

By Barry Svrluga  | September 29, 2010; 3:11 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (21)
Categories:  DeAngelo Hall, Trent Williams  
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Eagles know Donovan McNabb. And vice versa.

Donovan McNabb had 11 years to learn the ins and outs of Andy Reid's offense. And the Eagles had 11 years to learn every one of McNabb's tendencies, strengths and weakness. With so much familiarity, who has the advantage Sunday? Players and coaches on both sides seem to think the...

By Rick Maese  | September 29, 2010; 2:57 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (11)
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Andy Reid: Letting McNabb go 'was a tough decision on my part'

On the one hand, Eagles Coach Andy Reid is very aware of what Sunday's game represents: It's the Eagles' only division game until November. Speaking to reporters at the team's practice facility in Philadelphia, Reid said he told his team this morning: "This is about the Washington Redskins. It's not...

By Rick Maese  | September 29, 2010; 2:31 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (43)
Categories:  Donovan McNabb  
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Michael Vick never stopped working, Donovan McNabb says

The NFC East-leading Philadelphia Eagles (2-1) have won two straight, thriving offensively under the direction of quarterback Michael Vick, who Redskins quarterback Donovan McNabb strongly recommended that the Eagles sign after Vick was released from prison before the 2009 season. McNabb - traded from Philadelphia to Washington on Easter -...

By Jason Reid  | September 29, 2010; 1:53 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (27)
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Donovan McNabb considers "11 great years" in Philly

Donovan McNabb walked slowly to the outdoor lectern Wednesday at Redskins Park to answer questions he had anticipated for months. The Redskins will play the Eagles this week for the first time since McNabb, one of the league's top quarterbacks during his long career, was traded from Philadelphia to Washington...

By Jason Reid  | September 29, 2010; 12:29 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (75)
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Statistical analysis: Redskins' defensive woes

It's no secret that the Redskins' defense hasn't played as well this season as it has in recent years. Using the concept of Expected Points (introduced here), we can say the defense has accounted for a net disadvantage of 25 points so far in 2010, well below league average. The...

By Brian Burke  | September 29, 2010; 11:44 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (33)
Categories:  3-4 defense, Statistical analysis  
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What's up with Donovan McNabb's contract extension?

Fans have become increasingly concerned that quarterback Donovan McNabb may take a wait-and-see approach about signing a long-term extension with the team. McNabb consistently said "I want to be here." And the team's poor two-game stretch, apparently, has not prompted McNabb to change his feelings toward the organization. Before the...

By Jason Reid  | September 29, 2010; 10:25 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (92)
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Long journey to first career start

On the defensive line, two of the Redskins three starters were out of football last year, recovering from injuries. On the offensive line, three of the five were also out of the NFL for various reasons. Jammal Brown was on injured reserve. Trent Williams was playing for the University of...

By Rick Maese  | September 29, 2010; 6:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (106)
Categories:  Offensive line  
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Pros turn out for unprecedented anti-obesity effort

In Room HC-5 of the U.S. Capitol building, Chris Cooley, his face still cut and bruised from the Redskins' most recent game, stood behind the podium, knowing he wouldn't get asked about the Redskins' offense. No questions about the upcoming trip to Philadelphia, either, and thankfully, not a word about last Sunday's...

By Rick Maese  | September 28, 2010; 3:07 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (177)
Categories:  Chris Cooley  
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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 St. Louis and this Sunday's McNabbapalooza against Philadelphia. 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 Editors  | September 28, 2010; 1:00 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (98)
 
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Donovan McNabb expects to be cheered in Philly

Quarterback Donovan McNabb expects to receive a mostly warm reception Sunday from fans in Philadelphia when he faces his former team for the first time, he said in a radio interview Tuesday. "Honestly, I think that I would be cheered. More cheered than booed," McNabb said during "The Donovan McNabb...

By Jason Reid  | September 28, 2010; 12:57 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (18)
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Clinton Portis says he fell "on purpose" to protect the ball

Running back Clinton Portis said Tuesday that he fell to the ground on purpose at the end of his long run Sunday and that he was coached to do so. "I did fall on purpose," he said in an appearance on Mike Wise's show on 106.7 The Fan "...All week...

By Jason Reid  | September 28, 2010; 12:27 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (50)
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Rams rookie Sam Bradford leaves Redskins impressed

Rookie quarterback Sam Bradford played a key role in the St. Louis Rams' 30-16 victory over the Redskins, who were very impressed with the No. 1 overall pick. "He made a lot of plays to help them," cornerback DeAngelo Hall said. "He came up with some plays to keep some...

By Jason Reid  | September 28, 2010; 9:13 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (144)
 
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Cooley plays down lack of involvement in the offense

Much of the attention coming off of Sunday's loss to the Rams deservedly focuses on the team's pass defense and the offense's struggling rushing attack, but it's worth noting that tight end Chris Cooley did not seem to have a particularly active role until late in the game. Cooley finished...

By Rick Maese  | September 28, 2010; 6:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (94)
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Portis still listed No. 1 on the Redskins' depth chart

Running back Clinton Portis is still listed atop the team's most recent depth chart, and Ryan Torain, activated last Saturday from the practice squad, is listed as Portis's backup. The Redskins didn't rely on the running game much in the second half, but Torain saw more action in the final...

By Rick Maese  | September 27, 2010; 9:36 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (58)
 
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Punting auditions scheduled for Tuesday

With punter Josh Bidwell injured, the Redskins will conduct punting auditions Tuesday at Redskins Park, Coach Mike Shanahan said. "His hip was sore," Shanahan said. "He's gonna have some doctors look at it on Wednesday. He wants to play in the game. He feels like it's a good chance for...

By Jason Reid  | September 27, 2010; 6:04 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (96)
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Shanahan: Portis dropped unhit to prevent fumble

At the end of his longest rush of the season, late in the first quarter during the St. Louis Rams' 30-16 victory over the Redskins Sunday, Clinton Portis went down without being hit. Portis, whose 2009 season was cut short after he suffered a concussion in Week 9, appeared to...

By Jason Reid  | September 27, 2010; 4:12 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (81)
 
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Mike Shanahan: Wanted to run more in second half

Coach Mike Shanahan said Monday that if punter Josh Bidwell doesn't feel better by Friday, the team will turn to someone else to punt against the Eagles Sunday. He also said he would have a better feel for the conditions of injured players Trent Williams, Chris Horton and Anthony Armstrong...

By Washington Post editors  | September 27, 2010; 3:19 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (69)
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Phillip Daniels believes the 3-4 can work

Phillip Daniels said today that he and other leaders on defense are shocked by the unit's dismal performance through three games, and conceded that the Redskins' personnel performed better in a 4-3 alignment. But the veteran defensive end also expressed the belief that, given more time and increased commitment from...

By Tarik El-Bashir  | September 27, 2010; 2:36 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (41)
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Redskins still optimistic about putting it together

Coaches and players were greeted by dark clouds and drizzle as they arrived at Redskins Park this morning, hours after returning from Sunday's humbling 30-16 loss to the Rams. If there was ever a game the Redskins had to win, that was it, and the no-nonsense mood in the locker...

By Tarik El-Bashir  | September 27, 2010; 1:03 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (115)
Categories:  DeAngelo Hall, Santana Moss  
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For McNabb, trip to Philly is just business

Donovan McNabb maintains his upcoming trip to Philadelphia will be business as usual

By Jason Reid  | September 27, 2010; 11:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (137)
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Haynesworth returns to action, plays 'all right'

Albert Haynesworth returns to action

By Jason Reid  | September 27, 2010; 9:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (140)
 
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Veteran punter Hunter Smith to get workout

Punter Hunter Smith to work out with Redskins

By Jason Reid  | September 27, 2010; 6:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (91)
 
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Graham Gano shows some rust as emergency punter

When punter Josh Bidwell went down in pregame warm-ups with a hip injury, place kicker Graham Gano inherited the punting duties - something he had done in college at Florida State. But when he got the news Bidwell wouldn't be able to play, Gano had to immediately alter his own...

By Barry Svrluga  | September 26, 2010; 10:24 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (36)
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Moore has interception but misses two big tackles

Kareem Moore, who won Washington's starting free safety job with a solid training camp, made his regular-season debut in Sunday's 30-16 loss to the St. Louis Rams - and was disappointed in the results. Moore, who missed the season's first two games with a knee sprain suffered in a preseason...

By Barry Svrluga  | September 26, 2010; 10:15 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (23)
Categories:  Kareem Moore  
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Redskins line is shuffled before the game

For the first time this season, the Redskins didn't shuffle their offensive line in the middle of the game. That's because they did all of their shuffling before the game. Kory Lichtensteiger had his first career start against the Rams, replacing veteran left guard Derrick Dockery, who had started 111 straight...

By Rick Maese  | September 26, 2010; 9:44 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (23)
Categories:  Offensive line  
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Early signs on Bidwell's hip are not encouraging

The Redskins won't know until Monday morning the extent of Josh Bidwell's injury, but the early signs don't appear to be good. Bidwell felt pain in his right hip during pre-game warmups on Sunday -- the same hip that kept him out for the entire 2009 season. Bidwell did not...

By Rick Maese  | September 26, 2010; 8:53 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (51)
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Redskins lose 30-16

Updated: 7:40 p.m. Fourth Quarter Last season, the Redskins lost to a terrible Detroit Lions team in Week 3 and never recovered. With a new head coach wearing the headset a year later, the Redskins fell to the lowly St. Louis Rams, 30-16 Sunday at the Edward Jones Dome. They'll...

By Barry Svrluga  | September 26, 2010; 7:41 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (415)
 
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Rate the Redskins: How did they play against the Rams?

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By Keith McMillan  | September 26, 2010; 6:28 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (64)
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Trent Williams inactive for Rams game

Updated: 3:25 p.m. Well the Redskins can't seem to decide who they want to play today. Now they've reversed themselves again, saying Montgomery is going to sit and Riley is going to play. For those keeping score at home, your inactives are: Trent Williams, Will Montgomery, Chad Simpson, Jeremy Jarmon,...

By Barry Svrluga  | September 26, 2010; 3:32 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (145)
Categories:  Albert Haynesworth, Offensive line, Trent Williams  
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Backup placekick holders are likely Grossman, Cooley

With punter Josh Bidwell apparently injured, the Redskins would need someone else to assume holding duties on placekicks Sunday against the St. Louis Rams. Bidwell was limping visibly as he was helped off the field by kicker Graham Gano during pregame warm-ups. Gano, who also punted in college, returned to...

By Jason Reid  | September 26, 2010; 2:55 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (4)
Categories:  Chris Cooley, Rex Grossman  
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Punter Josh Bidwell helped off the field

Punter Josh Bidwell was limping visibly before he was helped off the field Sunday at the Edward Jones Dome about 90 minutes before kickoff. Bidwell, who apparently suffered an injury during pregame warm-ups, was helped off the field by place kicker Graham Gano. With his left arm around Gano, Bidwell...

By Jason Reid  | September 26, 2010; 2:47 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (9)
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