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Redskins Insider: October 24, 2010 - October 30, 2010

Ryan Torain's success "takes all 11 guys" on offense, Kyle Shanahan says

Second-year back Ryan Torain has had consecutive 100-yard games since replacing the injured Clinton Portis as Washington's starter. The Redskins' running game has been much more effective with the hard-running Torain in the lead role than it was during the first few weeks of the season. But that's not Portis's...

By Jason Reid  | October 30, 2010; 2:00 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (92)
Categories:  Running backs, Ryan Torain  
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Lions' Ndamukong Suh talks Redskins, transition to NFL

Defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh has been a force during the Lions' first six games. The rookie already has 4 1/2 sacks and has dominated opposing offensive lines while regularly drawing double teams. Suh will be a top priority for the Redskins' offensive line Sunday at Ford Field. The Redskins "have...

By Jason Reid  | October 30, 2010; 11:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (15)
 
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Redskins-Lions injury report: Questionables expected to play

A total of 12 Redskins players were listed as questionable on the team's injury report Friday, including quarterback Donovan McNabb (hamstring). Shanahan said Friday that key players who've been limited in practice this week nursing injuries were all expected to play Sunday at Detroit, barring any unexpected setbacks. The other...

By Rick Maese  | October 29, 2010; 4:31 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (58)
 
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Redskins still trying to get everyone on same page of offensive playbook

Nearly at the midway point of the season, the slogan for the Redskins' offense might as well be "a work in progress." Entering Sunday's game at Detroit, coaches still think they're getting there. The offense that the Redskins installed in training camp is more complex and more intensive than what...

By Rick Maese  | October 29, 2010; 4:15 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (11)
 
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Kareem Moore hopes to handle more extended duty this week

Kareem Moore played only the second half at free safety at Chicago a week ago but could be ready to handle a full load this week. Moore underwent surgery on his knee in August, and coaches wanted him to take it easy on the knee. While Moore said handling only...

By Rick Maese  | October 29, 2010; 2:45 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (19)
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Chad Simpson will be ready to play Sunday against Lions

Redskins Coach Mike Shanahan said earlier this week that he wanted three running backs active Sunday in Detroit, and it appears he has three healthy options. Chad Simpson injured his groin in practice before the Chicago game and was inactive last week. But Shanahan said Simpson, who has primarily played...

By Rick Maese  | October 29, 2010; 1:52 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (24)
 
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Lions rookie Ndamukong Suh is impressing Coach Jim Schwartz

The Detroit Lions selected defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh with the second overall pick in the 2010 draft, and it appears they chose wisely. In six games, the former Nebraska all-American has 4½ sacks and has been credied with 22 tackles, including 18 unassisted. He also has an interception. "He is...

By Jason Reid  | October 29, 2010; 1:00 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (22)
 
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Redskins will have their hands full with 'Megatron'

Detroit wide receiver Calvin Johnson is listed at 6 foot 5 and 236 pounds. "He's s big boy, big body," Redskins cornerback Carlos Rogers said. "And he's really good. He can run, so you're gonna have to do a lot of things on him." The fourth-year player is a difficult...

By Jason Reid  | October 29, 2010; 12:00 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (45)
Categories:  Carlos Rogers, DeAngelo Hall  
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Stafford likely to return from injured shoulder vs. Redskins

Detroit's second-year quarterback Matthew Stafford is expected to return to the starting lineup Sunday against Washington after suffering a separated passing shoulder in a Week 1 loss to Chicago. Stafford -- the No. 1 overall pick in the 2009 draft -- has played in 11 games and missed 11 games...

By Jason Reid  | October 29, 2010; 11:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (28)
 
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Jim Haslett calls London Fletcher's consecutive-games streak "amazing"

Defensive coordinator Jim Haslett, a former NFL linebacker, said he's "amazed" by inside linebacker London Fletcher's durability, among other things. In fact, Haslett expressed surprise when reporters informed him Thursday that Fletcher, barring unforeseen developments, will appear in his 200th consecutive game Sunday against the Detroit Lions at Ford Field....

By Jason Reid  | October 29, 2010; 9:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (86)
Categories:  Jim Haslett, Linebackers, London Fletcher  
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Analysis: Pay raise for Lorenzo Alexander

The ascension of defensive tackle-turned-linebacker Lorenzo Alexander into a starter has been one of the more surprising revelations of the Redskins' season thus far. A former street free agent, Alexander's versatility on offense, defense and special teams has been well documented over the past few seasons, and he was...

By J.I. Halsell  | October 29, 2010; 6:09 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (50)
Categories:  Lorenzo Alexander, Roster analysis  
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Albert Haynesworth fined $7,500 for hit vs. Bears, report says

The NFL has fined Albert Haynesworth $7,500 for a hit the Redskins defensive lineman delivered during DeAngelo Hall's 92-yard interception return last Sunday at Chicago, according to an ESPN report. Haynesworth was penalized by the league office Thursday for unnecessary roughness on a block of Bears offensive lineman J'Marcus Webb, which...

By Rick Maese  | October 28, 2010; 9:19 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (45)
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Injury report: Landry, Moore, McNabb limited

Redskins tackles Jammal Brown (hip) and Stephon Heyer (ankle) were limited again Thursday in practice, according to the team's injury report. Brown, acquired from New Orleans in a June trade, has not fully healed after sitting out the entire 2009 season because of a hip injury and sports hernia. Because...

By Jason Reid  | October 28, 2010; 6:32 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (28)
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Jim Haslett adapts the defense to Albert Haynesworth

Defensive coordinator Jim Haslett played a key part in developing a role for Pro Bowl tackle Albert Haynesworth, who fared poorly in the Redskins' base 3-4 defense. Haslett believed Haynesworth still could help the Redskins despite his lack of success in the 3-4, and he kept working to help make...

By Jason Reid  | October 28, 2010; 5:34 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (14)
Categories:  Albert Haynesworth  
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Shanahan says he would defend Haynesworth block to NFL

Coach Mike Shanahan said Thursday that he would lobby on behalf of defensive tackle Albert Haynesworth if the NFL fines Haynesworth for upending Chicago offensive tackle J'Marcus Webb in Washington's Week 7 victory. During DeAngelo Hall's 92-yard interception return late in the third quarter of the 17-14 win, Webb, who...

By Jason Reid  | October 28, 2010; 4:42 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (13)
Categories:  Albert Haynesworth  
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Jammal Brown practicing through the pain

Redskins offensive tackles Jammal Brown and Stephon Heyer were again limited at practice Thursday, and though Coach Mike Shanahan said both are likely to play Sunday at Detroit, he has some concern about how healthy they'll be. "I don't think there's any setbacks," Shanahan said. "Hopefully tomorrow they just keep...

By Barry Svrluga  | October 28, 2010; 4:21 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (7)
 
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Albert Haynesworth and Mike Shanahan: An unlikely win-win situation?

Albert Haynesworth won and so did the Redskins. The team's decision to remove Haynesworth from the base 3-4 defense, in which he was uncomfortable, and permit him to primarily rush the passer in the nickel alignment has pleased the two-time all-pro player. The Redskins benefited in the process, getting a...

By Jason Reid  | October 28, 2010; 2:32 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (46)
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Lions confident in plan, even at 1-5

The Redskins' opponent this weekend, the Detroit Lions, are just 1-5, but are confident in their rebuilding plan.

By Jason Reid  | October 28, 2010; 2:00 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (10)
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Albert Haynesworth is happy with his role

Coming off his biggest game of the season, defensive tackle Albert Haynesworth said he's happy with his new role in the defense and doesn't mind coming off the bench to contribute. Though Haynesworth is still taking practice reps as a nose tackle in the 3-4 defense -- also called the...

By Rick Maese  | October 28, 2010; 11:48 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (102)
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Lions' big moment seems like a long time ago

The Detroit Lions had lost 19 consecutive games when they faced the Redskins in Week 3 of the 2009 season. Led by rookie quarterback Matthew Stafford - who directed scoring drives of 99, 74, 86 and 85 yards, respectively - the Lions defeated the Redskins, 19-14, at Ford Field. Obviously,...

By Jason Reid  | October 28, 2010; 11:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (16)
 
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Shanahan: Fletcher's 200th straight game 'amazing'

Barring unforeseen developments, London Fletcher will appear in his 200th consecutive game Sunday against the Detroit Lions. Redskins Coach Mike Shanahan is impressed.

By Jason Reid  | October 28, 2010; 10:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (20)
Categories:  London Fletcher, Mike Shanahan  | Tags:  Detroit Lions, London Fletcher, Mike Shanahan, Washington Redskins  
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Shanahan isn't surprised Redskins are underdogs vs. Lions

Mike Shanahan says the Redskins are underdogs against the Lions for good reason.

By Jason Reid  | October 28, 2010; 6:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (94)
Categories:  Mike Shanahan  | Tags:  Detroit Lions, Washington Redskins  
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Nine players, including McNabb and Landry, limited by injuries

The daily injury report showed that a total of nine players -- including quarterback Donovan McNabb -- were unable to fully practice Wednesday. The list: tackle Jammal Brown (hip), cornerback DeAngelo Hall (back), tackle Stephon Heyer (ankle), safety LaRon Landry (Achilles), McNabb (hamstring), safety Kareem Moore (knee), linebacker Brian Orakpo...

By Rick Maese  | October 27, 2010; 5:13 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (79)
Categories:  Brian Orakpo, DeAngelo Hall, Donovan McNabb, LaRon Landry  
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At least two weeks until Clinton Portis returns

Redskins coach Mike Shanahan said that running back Clinton Portis has been jogging as part of his rehabilitation program but is at least two weeks away from seriously testing his injured groin.That would seem to indicate that Portis could be in danger of missing at least one more game after...

By Rick Maese  | October 27, 2010; 4:15 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (22)
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Several Redskins limited in practice by injury

Several Redskins were limited in practice Wednesday, still nursing bumps and bruises suffered in last Sunday's win over the Chicago Bears. Coach Mike Shanahan said both right tackles, Jammal Brown and Stephon Heyer, were limited, as was linebacker Brian Orakpo, fullback Mike Sellers and safety Kareem Moore. Of Heyer and...

By Rick Maese  | October 27, 2010; 3:45 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (28)
 
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Shanahan: no contract talks with McNabb during the season

Redskins Coach Mike Shanahan said Wednesday that he would not be involved in any contract discussions with quarterback Donovan McNabb - or any other player - during the season, further dampening the chances that the first-year quarterback could received an extension in Washington before the season is over. After the...

By Barry Svrluga  | October 27, 2010; 3:16 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (21)
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London Fletcher's streak would be tops if Brett Favre sits

Minnesota quarterback Brett Favre has two kinds of fractures in his left ankle, injuries that could end the future Hall of Famer's streak of 293 consecutive games played. Inside linebacker London Fletcher is second on the list with 199 straight appearances. But Fletcher would be surprised if he moved into...

By Jason Reid  | October 27, 2010; 2:21 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (37)
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RB James Davis is looking for his chance

Running back James Davis was eager for another opportunity after the Cleveland Browns released him earlier in the week. On Wednesday, the Redskins signed Davis to the practice squad and released running back Jeremiah Johnson, whom they had signed Tuesday. "I'm just real happy to be in Washington," Davis said....

By Jason Reid  | October 27, 2010; 1:25 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (17)
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Will McNabb's long-term deal get done?

Though the Redskins have more than half their 2010 season remaining, there is perhaps no bigger issue as they head into 2011 than the future of quarterback Donovan McNabb. Given McNabb's uneven play through seven weeks of the season - he is the 24th-rated passer in the NFL, behind Jacksonville's...

By Barry Svrluga  | October 27, 2010; 12:41 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (43)
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Are the Redskins winning despite McNabb?

Rick Maese, Dan Steinberg and LaVar Arrington discussed the play of quarterback Donovan McNabb in this week's edition of Football Insider Live. Studio host Jonathan Forsythe posed the question: Are the Redskins winning despite McNabb's play? Take our poll below and consider Jason Reid's analysis here: poll by twiigs.com Your...

By Washington Post Sports  | October 27, 2010; 12:09 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (49)
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Albert Haynesworth looking familiar to Lions' coach

When Detroit Lions Coach Jim Schwartz served as the Tennessee Titans' defensive coordinator, he designed a 4-3 scheme to feature the talents of a young three-technique tackle named Albert Haynesworth. Essentially, Schwartz permitted Haynesworth to freelance while other interior lineman maintained gap responsibilities, giving Haynesworth almost unheard of freedom at...

By Jason Reid  | October 27, 2010; 12:00 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (9)
Categories:  3-4 defense, Albert Haynesworth  
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DeAngelo Hall named NFC defensive player of the week

Redskins cornerback DeAngelo Hall has been named, not surprisingly, the NFC defensive player of the week following his record-tying four-interception performance in Sunday's win over Chicago. Hall, who leads the NFL with five interceptions on the year, returned the second of his four picks 92 yards for the touchdown that...

By Barry Svrluga  | October 27, 2010; 10:55 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (48)
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Redskins add running back James Davis to practice squad

Updated: 11:27 a.m.: Davis will take Jeremiah Johnson's place on the practice squad. Johnson was signed to the practice squad Tuesday evening and was a member of the team for less than 12 hours. The Redskins had just two running backs available for last Sunday's game against the Chicago Bears...

By Rick Maese  | October 27, 2010; 8:54 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (91)
 
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Statistical analysis: DeAngelo Hall plays the hero, and other notes

Some notes on the Redskins' win over Chicago on Sunday and a look ahead to this weekend's game in Detroit: DeAngelo Hall virtually and literally won that game against the Bears single-handedly. His four interceptions, including a one-handed grab he returned 92 yards for a touchdown, were worth a total...

By Brian Burke  | October 27, 2010; 6:03 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (69)
Categories:  Albert Haynesworth, DeAngelo Hall, Statistical analysis  
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Grossman over McNabb? Here's the argument against.

In e-mail we've received recently, many Insider readers have suggested that the Washington Redskins should bench Donovan McNabb and start backup quarterback Rex Grossman. The thinking, if I read it correctly, is that Grossman has a better grasp of Coach Mike Shanahan's offense because he worked under offensive coordinator Kyle...

By Jason Reid  | October 27, 2010; 6:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (134)
Categories:  Donovan McNabb, Rex Grossman  
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Redskins sign Jeremiah Johnson to practice squad

The Redskins made two practice-squad moves Tuesday, signing running back Jeremiah Johnson and releasing running back Quinn Porter. With third-string running back Chad Simpson sidelined by a hamstring injury, the Redskins may promote Johnson to the 53-man roster. An undrafted rookie free agent from Oregon, Johnson, listed at 5-feet-9 and...

By Jason Reid  | October 26, 2010; 6:18 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (102)
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Graham Gano is 31st in the NFL on field goals

Redskins place kicker Graham Gano ranks only 31st in the league in field goals made, with a 72.2 percentage. He has converted all 13 of his point-after attempts. The strong-legged kicker has 50-plus-yard range on field-goal attempts, but he has struggled at times in his first full season in the...

By Jason Reid  | October 26, 2010; 2:15 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (131)
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Donovan McNabb: Offense can play better

Coming off perhaps the worst offensive performance of the season, Redskins players are apparently still confident the offense is capable of doing big things. "If we could bring everything together, really we'd explode," quarterback Donovan McNabb said Tuesday on his weekly radio on ESPN 980. Thus far, they haven't, which...

By Rick Maese  | October 26, 2010; 12:55 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (88)
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Clinton Portis says he will accept any role when he returns

Veteran running back Clinton Portis will accept whatever role he is asked to play, even if he must serve as Ryan Torain's backup, if he returns this season from a severe groin injury, Portis said Tuesday during a radio interview. During his weekly appearance on 106.7 The Fan's The Mike...

By Jason Reid  | October 26, 2010; 10:41 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (111)
Categories:  Clinton Portis, Ryan Torain  
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Football Insider Live: Bears recap, Lions preview

Updated Here's the show: Your Browser DoesNot Support IFrames. Post Redskins beat writer Rick Maese, D.C. Sports Bog host Dan Steinberg and LaVar Arrington of Hard Hits Live discuss the Bears game and look ahead to Sunday's clash with the Lions in this week's Football Insider Live. They are joined...

By Washington Post Sports  | October 26, 2010; 9:36 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (45)
 
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Ryan Torain works to be a complete running back

Ryan Torain rushes for some of his 125 yards Sunday. (Jonathan Newton/The Post) Young back Ryan Torain has impressed with his hard running, especially since Clinton Portis has been sidelined because of a severe groin injury. Torain has rushed for 100 yards in the Redskins' last two games. Portis,...

By Jason Reid  | October 26, 2010; 6:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (83)
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Shanahan says Jammal Brown is still recovering

It has been clear since the preseason that right tackle Jammal Brown is not fully recovered from the hip injury that sidelined him for the entire 2009 season. And now the Redskins have finally acknowledged the problem. "It's bothering him," Coach Mike Shanahan said during his Monday news conference at...

By Jason Reid  | October 25, 2010; 6:01 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (246)
Categories:  Jammal Brown, Offensive line  
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Lingering knee problems limit Kareem Moore

Free safety Kareem Moore played less than usual on defense in Sunday's game against the Chicago Bears because of lingering problems with his right knee, according to coach Mike Shanahan . The third-year player underwent knee surgery after he was injured in the second preseason game against the Baltimore Ravens...

By Jason Reid  | October 25, 2010; 4:56 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (28)
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Shanahan: Albert Haynesworth's best game with Redskins

Redskins coach Mike Shanahan offered his highest praise to date of embattled defensive lineman Albert Haynesworth Monday, saying that the 335-pound tackle "played exceptionally well" in Washington's 17-14 victory over the Chicago Bears. "It's the best that he's played this season," Shanahan said. Having studied film of last year's team,...

By Rick Maese and Barry Svrluga  | October 25, 2010; 3:30 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (64)
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Stay calm, everyone. But we have to ask:

poll by twiigs.com And here's another question, from the Redskins Tailgate Zone...

By Washington Post editors  | October 25, 2010; 12:00 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (224)
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New philosophy--"Get the ball"--is working

A year ago, when the Redskins' defense ranked a respectable 10th in the NFL in yardage allowed, they forced all of 17 turnovers, fewer than any team in the league. New defensive coordinator Jim Haslett arrived not only to switch the team over to a primarily 3-4 alignment - a...

By Barry Svrluga  | October 25, 2010; 11:12 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (64)
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Albert Haynesworth turns in best performance as a Redskin

When the Redskins signed Albert Haynesworth to a contract that included a then-record $41 million in guaranteed money, they envisioned him lifting the performance of the entire defense. And although Haynesworth played in just 12 games last season, he had a major impact in improving the pass rush of the...

By Jason Reid  | October 25, 2010; 9:54 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (71)
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Rocky McIntosh back in comfort zone

Inside linebacker Rocky McIntosh was a force in his return to the lineup after being sidelined by a concussion in Week 6. McIntosh shared the team lead with eight tackles, including six unassisted, had a sack and forced a fumble in the Redskins' 17-14 victory over the Chicago Bears at...

By Jason Reid  | October 24, 2010; 8:55 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (145)
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Ryan Torain tops 100 yards again

Clinton Portis last had back-to-back 100-yard rushing games in October 2008. Ryan Torain managed the feat in his second and third career starts. Starting in place of an injured Portis, Torain finished with 125 yards on 21 carries in the Redskins' 17-14 win over the Bears. "The running game just...

By Rick Maese  | October 24, 2010; 8:15 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (22)
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Brian Orakpo: Two sacks, two penalties

Redskins outside linebacker Brian Orakpo had two more sacks against the Bears Sunday, bringing his season total to seven in seven games a year after he had 11 as a rookie. "Just kind of being relentless," Orakpo said. "Just keep playing. We knew we got some opportunities there, so we...

By Barry Svrluga  | October 24, 2010; 7:40 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (13)
Categories:  Brian Orakpo  
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Despite miss, Graham Gano still confident

With Sunday's failed attempt in the fourth quarter, kicker Graham Gano has now missed field goals in three straight games. But Gano said he feels he's actually kicking the ball better than ever. "I think I'm more confident leaving this game than I have been," he said, following Sunday's 17-14...

By Rick Maese  | October 24, 2010; 7:30 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (10)
Categories:  Graham Gano, Special teams  
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Reed Doughty starts for Kareem Moore

Redskins free safety Reed Doughty started in place of Kareem Moore in Sunday's 17-14 victory over the Chicago Bears, a move Doughty said was more situational than a demotion for Moore. "Chris [Horton] and me and Kareem have all been switching off," Doughty said. "They're just going to play us...

By Barry Svrluga  | October 24, 2010; 7:15 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (6)
Categories:  Kareem Moore  
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Sellers leaves in boot; Simpson had hamstring pull

Redskins fullback Mike Sellers walked out of the visiting locker room Sunday at Soldier Field wearing a protective boot on his foot, an apparent injury suffered during the Redskins' 17-14 victory over Chicago. Sellers, though, declined to comment on the injury, one that came during a day in which the...

By Barry Svrluga  | October 24, 2010; 7:06 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Haynesworth's teammates: "Oh, wow"

Albert Haynesworth's teammates were thrilled with the defensive lineman's performance after Sunday's 17-14 victory over Chicago, a game in which Haynesworth posted his first sack of the year and looked dominant at times. He even leaped over an offensive lineman on a goal-line play, allowing inside linebacker London Fletcher to...

By Barry Svrluga  | October 24, 2010; 6:53 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (14)
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Redskins keep ball from Devin Hester

Hunter Smith punted out of bounds just twice in all of 2009. On Sunday against the Bears, he did it five times. It was all by design, said special teams coordinator Danny Smith, who wanted to keep the ball far away from Chicago's talented punter returner, Devin Hester. "He's a...

By Rick Maese  | October 24, 2010; 6:50 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (6)
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Redskins win 17-14 on DeAngelo Hall's four picks

Updated: 4:40 p.m. Fourth Quarter The two teams established the theme of the final quarter - turnovers - early, when Rocky McIntosh forced Matt Forte to fumble at the Redskins' 25. Ryan Torain then looked like he would do his part to salt the game away, ripping off runs of...

By Rick Maese  | October 24, 2010; 4:40 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (465)
 
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Rate the Redskins against the Bears

washingtonpost.com users react to the Redskins' game at the Chicago Bears on Oct. 23, 2010.

By Keith McMillan  | October 24, 2010; 12:55 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (72)
Categories:  Polls  | Tags:  #ratetheredskins, Rate the Redskins  
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Derrick Dockery will miss third straight game

Veteran offensive lineman Derrick Dockery will again be among the inactive players for Sunday's game at Chicago, the third straight game for which Dockery will not dress. All the Redskins who dealt with injuries during the week - most prominently tight end Chris Cooley, who suffered a concussion last week...

By Barry Svrluga  | October 24, 2010; 12:04 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (38)
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Shanahan: Redskins would not have traded Haynesworth

The Redskins would not have traded defensive tackle Albert Haynesworth under any circumstances, Coach Mike Shanahan said on his television show. Haynesworth, who has stirred frustration in the organization since the offseason because of his stance about the team's change in defensive philosophy, remained with th Redskins after Tuesday's NFL...

By Jason Reid  | October 24, 2010; 11:30 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (29)
Categories:  Albert Haynesworth  
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