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Redskins Insider: October 17, 2010 - October 23, 2010

T. Williams studying up on latest assignment

In the Redskins' first six games, rookie left tackle Trent Williams fared relatively well while facing many of the league's top pass rushers. Williams figures to get another big challenge Sunday against Bears all-pro defensive end Julius Peppers. To hear the Redskins tell it, Williams will be as prepared as...

By Jason Reid  | October 23, 2010; 10:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (123)
 
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Rogers trying to get a handle on interceptions

The Redskins continue to work with talented cornerback Carlos Rogers, who has struggled to catch the football throughout his career. Defensive coordinator Jim Haslett is a big fan of Rogers - but the NFL is all about turnovers. Coach Mike Shanahan, who will have the final word on whether...

By Jason Reid  | October 23, 2010; 8:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (13)
 
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Injury report: Sellers, Landry among questionables but expected to play

The Redskins listed eight players as questionable for Sunday's game, all of whom are likely to play Sunday at Chicago. The team's questionables for the Bears game: Trent Williams (knee/toe), DeAngelo Hall (back), Mike Sellers (heel), LaRon Landry (Achilles), Chad Simpson (hamstring), Carlos Rogers (shoulder), Rocky McIntosh (head) and Chris...

By Rick Maese  | October 22, 2010; 4:42 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (48)
 
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Bears game a homecoming for Mike Shanahan, Donovan McNabb

Fifty-eight years ago, Mike Shanahan was born in the Chicago suburb of Oak Park -- a town which also gave birth to Ernest Hemingway and the author of this blog post. Quite a place. He played quarterback at East Leyden High School in nearby Franklin Park, all of 20 miles...

By Barry Svrluga  | October 22, 2010; 2:55 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (22)
Categories:  Donovan McNabb, Mike Shanahan  
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Mike Sellers says he'll play vs. Chicago

Only one player wasn't able to fully participate in the Redskins' practice session Friday: fullback Mike Sellers, who's been nursing a sore heel. Redskins Coach Mike Shanahan said he'd make a final decision on Sellers's status this weekend but added, "I anticipate Mike going." Sellers, who was limited every day...

By Rick Maese  | October 22, 2010; 1:36 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (42)
Categories:  Mike Sellers  
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While tweaking McNabb's throwing motion, Redskins stress consistency

Earlier in the week, Rick Maese wrote about the Redskins' attempts to alter the mechanics of quarterback Donovan McNabb's throwing motion -- a difficult task given that McNabb played one way for 11 years in the NFL. As Coach Mike Shanahan said Thursday, "We're asking him to do things he...

By Barry Svrluga  | October 22, 2010; 1:01 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (21)
Categories:  Donovan McNabb  
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Haslett: Carlos Rogers 'should be leading the league in interceptions'

Defensive coordinator Jim Haslett has many words of praise for Carlos Rogers, but he also acknowledges that the sixth-year cornerback should be leading the league in interceptions entering this Sunday's game at Chicago. Instead, Rogers, the team's top cover corner, has only one thus far. "He's done a great job,...

By Rick Maese  | October 22, 2010; 11:58 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (51)
Categories:  Carlos Rogers, Jim Haslett  
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Bears say Julius Peppers was worth it

As expected, Pro Bowl defensive end Julius Peppers has had a positive impact on the Chicago Bears' defense. The Bears made Peppers their No. 1 priority in free agency, and they lured him from the Carolina Panthers with a six-year contract. In the first three years of the deal, Peppers...

By Jason Reid  | October 22, 2010; 11:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (34)
 
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Lovie Smith hopes offense will cut down on sacks

The Chicago Bears' offensive line has been the league's worst in pass protection this season. Quarterback Jay Cutler has been sacked an NFL-leading 23 times, including 16 in the past two games. Coach Lovie Smith hopes things are getting better. "First off, we want to be able to keep the...

By Jason Reid  | October 22, 2010; 10:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (51)
 
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Former Redskin, Terp Williams starts at guard for Bears

Former Redskins guard-center Edwin Williams has started the last two games at guard for the Chicago Bears. With Albert Haynesworth expected to be active and involved in the game plan, Williams could face a big challenge Sunday as the Bears play host to the Redskins at Soldier Field. The former...

By Jason Reid  | October 22, 2010; 9:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (40)
Categories:  Albert Haynesworth, Offensive line  | Tags:  Edwin Williams  
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Shanahan: Alexander best special teamer he's seen

How good is Lorenzo Alexander on special teams? Redskins coach Mike Shanahan has never seen anyone better.

By Jason Reid  | October 22, 2010; 6:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (63)
Categories:  Lorenzo Alexander, Mike Shanahan, Special teams  | Tags:  Lorenzo Alexander, Mike Shanahan, special teams  
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LaRon Landry limited in practice

Strong safety LaRon Landry (Achilles) was listed on Thursday's injury report as limited in practice. Tight end Chris Cooley also was limited in his return to practice after suffering a concussion in the Week 6 loss to the Indianapolis Colts. Cooley is expected to play Sunday against the Chicago Bears....

By Jason Reid  | October 21, 2010; 5:07 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (49)
Categories:  LaRon Landry  
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NFL video on legal and illegal hits

See the NFL video on legal and illegal hits that was sent to players, coaches and teams to clarify which blows will result in disciplinary action. On the NFL Newsfeed blog....

By Washington Post editors  | October 21, 2010; 4:58 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
 
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Jim Haslett says coverage debates are routine

Defensive coordinator Jim Haslett and cornerback DeAngelo Hall on Thursday downplayed their recent discussion about coverages and technique, saying it was not contentious. "If you're in that room, the defensive back room, there's a discussion every day about how you play coverages, how you want your technique played, and DeAngelo...

By Jason Reid  | October 21, 2010; 4:41 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (12)
Categories:  DeAngelo Hall  
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Chris Cooley practices, should play Sunday

Redskins tight end Chris Cooley participated fully in practice Thursday, clearing the way for him to play in Sunday's game at Chicago a week after he suffered a concussion against Indianapolis. "He didn't have any signs of anything that was wrong, so ready to go," Coach Mike Shanahan said. "Unless...

By Barry Svrluga  | October 21, 2010; 4:00 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (18)
Categories:  Chris Cooley  
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Haynesworth could be a force against Bears

The Bears have given up 27 sacks this year. That's seven more than any other team, double the number of half the league's teams and nearly seven times as many sacks as the Chiefs have given up. There should be ample opportunity for the Redskins, particularly defensive lineman Albert Haynesworth,...

By Rick Maese  | October 21, 2010; 3:25 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (34)
Categories:  Albert Haynesworth  
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New homes suit Mike Shanahan and Jay Cutler

Under the direction of Mike Shanahan, the Denver Broncos lost their final three games of the 2008 season and missed the playoffs for the third consecutive season. Shanahan was fired and rising quarterback Jay Cutler was traded to the Chicago Bears. After taking a year off, Shanahan was hired to...

By Jason Reid  | October 21, 2010; 2:31 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (32)
 
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Bears' offensive line is a work in progress

Chicago Bears quarterback Jay Cutler has been sacked a league-leading 23 times, including 15 times in his last two games. The Redskins are tied for 11th in the league with 13 sacks. "You always want to try to get as much pressure as you can, especially against a good quarterback...

By Jason Reid  | October 21, 2010; 1:15 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (47)
Categories:  3-4 defense  
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Poll: Who would you like at Redskins QB?

The Redskins made runs at several quarterbacks in recent years before trading for the Eagles' Donovan McNabb last spring. Did they end up with the best option? poll by twiigs.com...

By Rick Maese  | October 21, 2010; 12:00 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (66)
Categories:  Donovan McNabb  
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Skins want to add Bears' Devin Hester to the hit stick

There is no more dangerous return man in football than Chicago's Devin Hester, the fifth-year player from Miami who last week returned a punt 89 yards for a touchdown, the 13th kick or punt return for a score in his career. That ties him with former Redskins standout Brian Mitchell...

By Barry Svrluga  | October 21, 2010; 10:56 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (38)
Categories:  Special teams  
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Bears quarterback Jay Cutler was once almost a Redskin

When Mike Shanahan lost his job in Denver after the 2008 season, it set off a chain of events that impacted the Redskins organization. Obviously, it gave Washington a new head coach a year later, but almost gave them a new quarterback immediately. There was a time when Jay Cutler,...

By Rick Maese  | October 21, 2010; 9:41 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (44)
 
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Cris Collinsworth on Donovan McNabb and the Redskins

This morning's print-edition story took a closer look at quarterback Donovan McNabb and how Redskins coaches think tweaking his footwork and widening his stance will make him a better passer. McNabb acknowledged on Wednesday that he's working on it but didn't seem to think it's a big deal. "The thing about it...

By Rick Maese  | October 21, 2010; 6:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (58)
Categories:  Donovan McNabb  
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Clinton Portis is the only player to miss Redskins practice

Six Chicago Bears players missed practice with injuries Wednesday, but only Clinton Portis (groin) missed the Redskins' first practice session of the week as the two teams began preparing to play each other Sunday. Tight end Chris Cooley (head) and fullback Mike Sellers (heel) were both limited for Washington, according...

By Rick Maese  | October 20, 2010; 5:30 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (94)
Categories:  Clinton Portis  
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Redskins react to NFL's crackdown on illegal hits

Several Washington Redskins players and coaches expressed frustration Wednesday over the NFL's renewed emphasis on cracking down on helmet-to-helmet hits, wondering - among other things - how the league would distinguish between hits that deserved fines or suspensions and those that didn't. Coach Mike Shanahan said the coaching staff went...

By Barry Svrluga  | October 20, 2010; 3:51 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (43)
 
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Chris Cooley takes part in drills, may practice Thursday

Redskins tight end Chris Cooley, who suffered a concussion in Sunday night's loss to Indianapolis, was able to run through some light drills at Wednesday's practice and, if he experiences no setbacks, should be able to participate fully Thursday. "Chris went through some drills today and felt good and should...

By Barry Svrluga  | October 20, 2010; 3:30 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (29)
Categories:  Chris Cooley  
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Trent Williams faces murderers row of pass rushers

Coming off perhaps the best performance of his young career, left tackle Trent Williams has no time to catch his breath. Last weekend was Dwight Freeney. This weekend is Julius Peppers. "I looked at the schedule before the season. I kind of seen it coming," said Williams, who also has...

By Rick Maese  | October 20, 2010; 2:45 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (24)
Categories:  Trent Williams  
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Shanahan expects Albert Haynesworth to be active Sunday

Washington Redskins Coach Mike Shanahan told Chicago reporters Wednesday that defensive lineman Albert Haynesworth, who has missed two consecutive games, will be active Sunday against the Bears. "I wouldn't say anybody is definitely active," Shanahan said, according to the Chicago Sun-Times "Inside the Bears" blog. "But we plan on him...

By Rick Maese  | October 20, 2010; 1:22 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (40)
Categories:  Albert Haynesworth  
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Carlos Rogers wants picks, but not at all costs

Redskins cornerback Carlos Rogers is scarcely in denial. He seems to understand that the first step to curing a problem is admitting you have one. His problem: He can't catch interceptions. The solution? At this point, in his sixth season in the NFL, he simply wants to make sure the...

By Barry Svrluga  | October 20, 2010; 12:45 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (93)
Categories:  Carlos Rogers  
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Rocky McIntosh expected to start Sunday against Bears

Linebacker Rocky McIntosh is expected to return to the starting lineup this Sunday when the Redskins play the Chicago Bears at Soldier Field. The five-year veteran missed last Sunday's loss to Indianapolis after suffering a concussion one week earlier against Green Bay. "It's hard. You want to be out there...

By Rick Maese  | October 20, 2010; 12:05 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (34)
Categories:  Linebackers  
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Jeff Fisher: Titans were interested in Haynesworth trade

The Tennessee Titans were interested in re-acquiring defensive tackle Albert Haynesworth, but the Redskins were not interested in making a deal, Titans Coach Jeff Fisher said Tuesday. The Redskins were willing to trade Haynesworth since the offseason, multiple league sources, but no teams were willing to meet Coach Mike Shanahan's...

By Jason Reid  | October 20, 2010; 9:35 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (104)
Categories:  Albert Haynesworth  
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McNabb's influence, leadership are worth long-term investment

Redskins players have praised quarterback Donovan McNabb for his leadership and toughness. Working with inexperienced running backs, a group of wide receivers not considered among the league's upper echelon, and an offensive line undergoing an overhaul, McNabb has helped the Redskins (3-3) split their first six games. Washington seems to...

By Jason Reid  | October 20, 2010; 8:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (58)
Categories:  Donovan McNabb, quarterbacks, wide receivers  
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Statistical analysis: Lucky turnovers, misleading tackle stats and other notes

The Colts took charge of Sunday night's game early in the first quarter. There were a lot of ups and downs Sunday night, but if you wanted to point to one sequence of plays that changed the entire complexion of the game, it was the Donovan McNabb interception immediately followed...

By Brian Burke  | October 20, 2010; 6:04 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (24)
Categories:  Statistical analysis  
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Albert Haynesworth still with Redskins as trade deadline passes

If Albert Haynesworth leaves the Redskins, it won't be via trade. The NFL's trade deadline passed at 4 o'clock on Tuesday afternoon and there was apparently no movement on the Haynesworth front. That means he'll remain a Redskin and will finish out the season in Washington unless the team opts...

By Jason Reid  | October 19, 2010; 4:12 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (193)
Categories:  Albert Haynesworth  
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Anthony Armstrong atop the depth chart at receiver

The Redskins have distributed their weekly game release to the media and for the first time this season Anthony Armstrong is atop the depth chart at wide receiver.   Armstrong had 46 yards on 5 catches against Indianapolis, and Coach Mike Shanahan finally has seen enough to list the first-year...

By Rick Maese  | October 19, 2010; 3:45 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (30)
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As deadline nears, Albert Haynesworth trade seems unlikely

With the NFL trading deadline in less than two hours, Redskins defensive tackle Albert Haynesworth continues to be mentioned among the few high-profile players who could change teams. To be sure, Coach Mike Shanahan, the head of Washington's football operation, would move the nine-year veteran if another team is willing...

By Jason Reid  | October 19, 2010; 2:45 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (56)
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Mike Shanahan: Graham Gano is playing with confidence

One overlooked aspect of Sunday's 27-24 loss to the Indianapolis Colts was Graham Gano's missed field goal from 48 yards just before halftime, which left the Redskins down 17-7 at the break and sapped some much-needed momentum. Coach Mike Shanahan, though, said he is comfortable with Gano going forward. "I've...

By Barry Svrluga  | October 19, 2010; 2:30 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (18)
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Keiland Williams spells Ryan Torain in pass attack

It's been well-documented that Ryan Torain had his best game as a pro in Sunday's 27-24 loss to Indianapolis, a 20-carry, 100-yard performance that more than picked up for the injured Clinton Portis. But Torain had only one carry in the fourth quarter, and that was a three-yard loss on...

By Barry Svrluga  | October 19, 2010; 1:30 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (53)
 
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Analysis: How would a Haynesworth trade financially impact the Redskins?

With today's trade deadline looming, all indications, at least judging from what Redskins GM Bruce Allen has told the media, are that Albert Haynesworth will not be traded prior to the 4 p.m. deadline. However, Coach Mike Shanahan stopped short of ruling it out, and NFL Network's Jason La...

By J.I. Halsell  | October 19, 2010; 12:39 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (47)
 
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Football Insider Live: Colts recap, Bears preview

Barry Svrluga and Dan Steinberg joined LaVar Arrington and host Jonathan Forsythe on this week's webcast to talk about the loss to the Colts and what the Redskins will be up against when they face the Bears on Sunday. They also discussed the mounting concerns about helmet-to-helmet hits in the...

By Washington Post Sports  | October 19, 2010; 12:30 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (6)
 
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Clinton Portis: Crackdown on hitting could make game less exciting

Running back Clinton Portis is concerned that the NFL's crackdown on certain types of hitting could take some of the excitement out of the game, he said Tuesday during a radio interview. In his weekly appearance on 106.7 The Fan's The Mike Wise Show with Holden Kushner, Wise and Kushner...

By Jason Reid  | October 19, 2010; 10:37 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (48)
 
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Rex Grossman looking forward to his return to Chicago

Rex Grossman, the Washington Redskins backup quarterback selected by the Chicago Bears in the first round of the 2003 draft, is looking forward to his return to Soldier Field for Sunday's game against the Bears. "There's a few guys that I got drafted with that are still there that I...

By Jason Reid  | October 19, 2010; 6:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (184)
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Chris Cooley tried to play through his concussion

Redskins tight end Chris Cooley experienced vision problems and was "just a little slow" after suffering a concussion against the Indianapolis Colts, Cooley said in a radio interview Monday night. During his weekly appearance on 106.7 The Fan's The LaVar Arrington Show with Chad Dukes, Cooley discussed the lingering effects...

By Jason Reid  | October 18, 2010; 7:07 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (38)
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Shanahan: 'Pretty good chance' Haynesworth won't be traded

With Tuesday's NFL trade deadline looming, General Manager Bruce Allen recently said the Redskins do not plan to trade defensive lineman Albert Haynesworth, and Coach Mike Shanahan said Monday there was "a pretty good chance" Haynesworth would remain with the team, though the coach declined two opportunities to rule out...

By Jason Reid  | October 18, 2010; 6:28 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (26)
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Chris Cooley to be examined after concussion

Coach Mike Shanahan confirmed Monday that tight end Chris Cooley suffered a concussion in Sunday's loss to the Indianapolis Colts, saying that the Redskins' second-leading receiver will be examined by a specialist in the next few days. At his weekly news conoference, Shanahan said he was not surprised that Cooley...

By Rick Maese  | October 18, 2010; 3:17 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (59)
Categories:  Albert Haynesworth, Chris Cooley  
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Phillip Buchanon's best game yet

Nickel cornerback Phillip Buchanon got off to a rough start in his first season with the Redskins. In the Week 2 loss to Houston, Buchanon blew his assignment late in the fourth quarter on a play that resulted in a 34-yard touchdown pass from quarterback Matt Schaub to wide receiver...

By Jason Reid  | October 18, 2010; 2:46 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (43)
 
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Redskins lowest-ranked defense not executing

After allowing 469 yards to Indianapolis on Sunday night, the Redskins solidified their standing as the NFL's last-ranked defense. Over the first six games, they have allowed an average of 420 yards per game - nearly 10 yards more than the 31st-ranked team, Houston. And that doesn't sit well with...

By Barry Svrluga  | October 18, 2010; 2:27 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (44)
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Ryan Torain's 4th quarter absence: gameplan or injury?

Redskins running back Ryan Torain posted the first 100-yard game of his career against the Colts. His last carry of the night, however, came on the Redskins' first possession of the fourth quarter, a third-and-1 carry on which Torain lost three yards. From that point on, the Redskins elected to...

By Barry Svrluga  | October 18, 2010; 1:30 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (58)
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Redskins gave up a big play at the wrong time

Late last week, strong safety LaRon Landry said the Redskins would be fine defensively against the Indianapolis Colts as long as they did not give up any big plays. Early in the first quarter, quarterback Petyon Manning and wide receiver Pierre Garcon teamed on a 57-yard touchdown pass. Cornerback DeAngelo...

By Jason Reid  | October 18, 2010; 12:53 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (59)
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No detail yet on Chris Cooley's injury

Redskins tight end Chris Cooley, knocked out of Sunday night's game against the Indianapolis Colts with a concussion, appeared briefly in the team's locker room Monday morning but declined to comment in detail, saying he would need more tests to determine the extent of the injury. Cooley's teammates, though, were...

By Barry Svrluga  | October 18, 2010; 12:41 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (23)
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Shanahan knew 'something wrong' with Cooley

Redskins Coach Mike Shanahan didn't offer any hopeful words on the status of tight end Chris Cooley, who was knocked out of Sunday's game with a concussion. Cooley was not seen in the locker room following the game, and Shanahan said it was pretty obvious that the reliable tight end...

By Rick Maese  | October 18, 2010; 12:56 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (281)
Categories:  Chris Cooley, Mike Shanahan  
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Shanahan explains Haynesworth decision

Redskins Coach Mike Shanahan said Albert Haynesworth missed too much practice time and wasn't prepared enough to help the Redskins in Sunday night's loss to Indianapolis. Haynesworth left the team on Oct. 7, following the death of his brother, Lance McCoy, in Nashville, Tenn. He rejoined his teammates last Thursday...

By Rick Maese  | October 18, 2010; 12:45 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (80)
Categories:  Albert Haynesworth, Mike Shanahan  
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Colts defeat Redskins 27-24

Updated 12:42 a.m. 4th Quarter Some timely plays from its defense and a crucial stop gave the Washington Redskins a chance to win late, but in the end the Redskins couldn't come through with their usual last-second heroics and fell, 27-24, to the Indianapolis Colts on Sunday night. Two plays...

By Paul Tenorio  | October 18, 2010; 12:42 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (184)
 
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Chris Cooley sustains concussion

Redskins tight end Chris Cooley left Sunday's game after the end of the third quarter with what team officials said was a concussion. Cooley, who was second on the team in both receptions and receiving yards coming in, was on the field for Washington's final possession of the third quarter,...

By Barry Svrluga  | October 17, 2010; 11:19 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (66)
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Anthony Armstrong starts in place of Joey Galloway

First-year wide receiver Anthony Armstrong started in place of Joey Galloway Sunday night against the Indianapolis Colts, a move that comes as no surprise considering Armstrong's recent performances. Galloway has started opposite Moss in all five games this season but has just seven receptions for 121 yards. Armstrong, meanwhile, has...

By Paul Tenorio  | October 17, 2010; 9:02 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (5)
 
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Russ Grimm honored at halftime

In early August, Washington Redskins guard Russ Grimm received the greatest individual honor in professional football when he was enshired in the Pro Football Hall of Fame in Canton, Ohio. As part of the Class of 2010, Grimm at the time was presented with a yellow jacket and immortalized with...

By Gene Wang  | October 17, 2010; 8:22 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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McIntosh inactive after concussion

Updated 8 p.m. Inside linebacker Rocky McIntosh was among the Redskins' inactive players Sunday night because of the lingering effects of a concussion. In addition to McIntosh, defensive lineman Albert Haynesworth is inactive for the second time in as many weeks. Haynesworth missed the Week 5 victory over the Green...

By Jason Reid and Rick Maese  | October 17, 2010; 8:00 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (156)
Categories:  Albert Haynesworth, Linebackers  
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Rate the Redskins against the Colts

washingtonpost.com users react to the Washington Redskins' performance against the Indianapolis Colts on Oct. 17, 2010.

By Keith McMillan  | October 17, 2010; 6:20 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (13)
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Andre Carter may get his chances against the Colts

Defensive coordinator Jim Haslett acknowledges that the team's plan to convert Andre Carter from a defensive lineman to an outside linebacker did not go well. "We tried to change him a little bit," Haslett said the other day. "But you got a guy where you try and teach a old...

By Jason Reid  | October 17, 2010; 5:55 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (16)
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Albert Haynesworth expected to be inactive tonight

Defensive lineman Albert Haynesworth is expected to be inactive Sunday night when the Redskins play host to the Indianapolis Colts at FedEx Field, according to two people familiar with the situation. Team sources confirmed a report Sunday morning by FOXSports.com's Jay Glazer that indicated Washington's coaching staff is "strongly leaning"...

By Jason Reid  | October 17, 2010; 12:10 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (155)
Categories:  Albert Haynesworth  
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