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Redskins Insider: November 14, 2010 - November 20, 2010

Carlos Rogers, LaRon Landry will not play vs. Titans

The Redskins' secondary will be without two starters against the Tennessee Titans as cornerback Carlos Rogers and strong safety LaRon Landry did not accompany the team on the trip, two people familiar with the situation said Saturday. Rogers (hamstring) and Landry (Achilles' tendon) will sit out Sunday's game at LP...

By Jason Reid  | November 20, 2010; 6:58 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (80)
Categories:  Carlos Rogers, LaRon Landry  
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Terrence Austin promotion not yet confirmed by Redskins

There seems to be some confusion about whether rookie wide receiver Terrence Austin actually has been promoted from the practice squad. Austin apparently was informed earlier Saturday that he would be on the 53-man roster for Sunday's game against the Tennessee Titans at LP Field, and for the first time...

By Jason Reid  | November 20, 2010; 4:44 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (15)
Categories:  Brandon Banks, Terrence Austin, wide receivers  
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Jim Haslett on Titans' Chris Johnson: 'The guy is hard to contain'

Running back Chris Johnson is having another eye-opening season for the Tennessee Titans, and the Redskins are aware of the challenges he presents. "Great running back, man. He's one of the best," inside linebacker Rocky McIntosh said. "That running back ... you've definitely got to be ready for him." Said...

By Jason Reid  | November 20, 2010; 4:03 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (5)
 
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WR Terrence Austin promoted from practice squad

UPDATE, 4:45 p.m.: Austin's promotion is not yet official. The Redskins moved Saturday to boost their struggling wide receiver corps, promoting rookie Terrence Austin from the practice squad, a person familiar with the situation revealed in a text message. It was not immediately known whom the Redskins released to make...

By Jason Reid  | November 20, 2010; 2:37 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (23)
Categories:  Joey Galloway, Santana Moss, Terrence Austin, wide receivers  
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Mike Shanahan wary of Randy Moss's abilities in second game as Titan

When the Tennessee Titans play host to the Redskins on Sunday at LP Field, Pro Bowl wide receiver Randy Moss will play just second game for the Titans. The likely Hall of Famer began the season with the New England Patriots, was traded to the Minnesota Vikings and then claimed...

By Jason Reid  | November 20, 2010; 12:01 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (53)
 
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Brandon Banks could see bigger role for rest of season

Although dynamic rookie returner Brandon Banks has had little involvement on offense as a wide receiver, his role could increase significantly in the Redskins' final seven games. Banks has only one reception for a five-yard loss, but that is not indicative of the speedy player's ability. Banks, as evidenced by...

By Jason Reid  | November 20, 2010; 9:23 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (10)
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Redskins-Titans injury report: Torain out, Portis expected to play

As expected, running back Ryan Torain (hamstring) has been ruled out for Sunday's game at Tennessee, according to the final injury report of the week, and eight other Redskins have been listed as questionable. The Titans have ruled out receiver Kenny Britt (hamstring) and tight end Craig Stevens (knee). Listed...

By Rick Maese  | November 19, 2010; 4:08 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (54)
 
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NFL will not fine LaRon Landry for alleged spitting incident vs. Eagles

The NFL Friday decided not to fine or punish Redskins safety LaRon Landry for allegedly spitting at Philadelphia center Mike McGlynn in Monday night's loss to the Eagles. Landry denied the charge and the NFL, after investigating the allegation, said "there was no conclusive evidence to support discipline." Other Redskins...

By Rick Maese  | November 19, 2010; 3:55 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (11)
Categories:  LaRon Landry  
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Redskins-Titans poll: What will happen Sunday?

poll by twiigs.com...

By Rick Maese  | November 19, 2010; 2:55 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (31)
 
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Jammal Brown returns to lineup; Artis Hicks' status uncertain

One of the Redskins' ailing offensive linemen will be in the lineup Sunday at Tennessee, but the status of another is not as clear. Coach Mike Shanahan said right tackle Jammal Brown, who suffered a head injury in Monday's loss to Philadelphia, passed a concussion test this week and will...

By Rick Maese  | November 19, 2010; 2:04 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (48)
 
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Clinton Portis will play Sunday against Titans; Ryan Torain out

Running back Clinton Portis will return to the backfield for the Redskins Sunday at Tennessee after missing five games because of a groin injury. Redskins Coach Mike Shanahan said following practice Friday that Portis is healthy enough to play, but running back Ryan Torain will be ruled out for Sunday's...

By Rick Maese  | November 19, 2010; 1:23 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (33)
Categories:  Clinton Portis, Ryan Torain  
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Titans Coach Jeff Fisher calls Albert Hanyesworth 'very talented and explosive'

During the first seven years of his career, defensive lineman Albert Haynesworth played under Tennessee Titans Coach Jeff Fisher. "Jeff is a great coach," Haynesworth said. "He always had us prepared." On Sunday, Haynesworth will face Fisher and the Titans for the first time since he signed with Washington...

By Jason Reid  | November 19, 2010; 12:00 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (47)
Categories:  Albert Haynesworth  
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Jim Haslett says Redskins' last-ranked defense faces "learning curve"

After giving up a staggering 592 yards - the most in Philadelphia Eagles franchise history - during the 59-28 Monday night debacle, the Redskins again rank last in the NFL in total defense. Washington continues to experience growing pains nine games into the transition from a 4-3 base alignment to...

By Jason Reid  | November 19, 2010; 11:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (65)
Categories:  3-4 defense, Jim Haslett  
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Redskins say Randy Moss could be a factor

Although wide receiver Randy Moss had little impact during his Tennessee Titans debut in Week 10, he still could be a major factor Sunday against the Redskins, Redskins players said. "He's a great receiver, a great player," inside linebacker Rocky McIntosh said. "He's definitely one of those guys that...

By Jason Reid  | November 19, 2010; 10:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (51)
 
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First Michael Vick, now Vince Young in Redskins' path

The Tennessee Titans have lost their past two games while shuffling quarterbacks because of injuries. Vince Young, who has been slowed since spraining his knee and ankle on Oct. 18 against the Jacksonville Jaguars, is expected to start Sunday against the Redskins at LP Field. Washington (4-5) had a nightmarish...

By Jason Reid  | November 19, 2010; 6:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (62)
 
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Haslett says Haynesworth not the only member of the Redskins defense who played poorly

Although defensive lineman Albert Haynesworth has been roundly criticized for laying on the ground while Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Michael Vick ran around Monday night before throwing one of his four touchdown passes, Haynesworth was among many defensive players, and coaches, who could have performed better during the 59-28 blowout loss....

By Jason Reid  | November 18, 2010; 5:30 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (130)
Categories:  Albert Haynesworth  
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Coaches not pleased with Joey Galloway's play Monday

No. 3 wide receiver Joey Galloway, who has contributed little this season, was benched in the second half of Monday night's 59-28 blowout loss to Philadelphia. Roydell Williams replaced Galloway in multiple-receiver sets during the second half after Galloway did a poor job while running a route late in...

By Jason Reid  | November 18, 2010; 4:55 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (58)
Categories:  Joey Galloway  
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Redskins growing thin in offensive, defensive backfields

For the second straight day, second-year back Ryan Torain sat out practice because of a lingering hamstring injury, but nine-year veteran Clinton Portis practiced "and looked a little bit better," Coach Mike Shanahan said Thursday. But Portis, sidelined since suffering a severe groin tear in Week 4, said whether he...

By Jason Reid  | November 18, 2010; 4:34 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (7)
Categories:  Clinton Portis, Running backs, Ryan Torain  
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LaRon Landry sore but readying for Titans

Redskins strong safety LaRon Landry sat out Thursday's practice as he continued to deal with an Achilles tendon issue that has limited his participation in practice the past three weeks. Coach Mike Shanahan said that although Landry is not in worse shape than he has been in previous weeks -...

By Barry Svrluga  | November 18, 2010; 4:03 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (20)
 
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Snyder on media coverage of the Redskins

As you might've noticed from this morning's posts, Redskins owner Daniel Snyder appeared Wednesday night at the University of Maryland's Shirley Povich Colonnade Reception, which was a journalism school production. So much of the evening's discussion centered on the role of media in sports. The panelists debated whether the sports...

By Rick Maese  | November 18, 2010; 2:34 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (82)
Categories:  Daniel M. Snyder  
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A "close call" on whether Clinton Portis will be ready Sunday

Redskins running back Clinton Portis, addressing whether his torn groin will be healed enough to play Sunday at Tennessee, said Thursday that "it's going to be another close call." He added that his past two years of battling injuries has him preparing for the end of his career. "It's rough,...

By Barry Svrluga  | November 18, 2010; 12:23 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (68)
Categories:  Clinton Portis, Running backs  
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Carlos Rogers not optimistic about playing Sunday

Cornerback Carlos Rogers said Thursday that his hamstring injury could prevent him from playing Sunday at Tennessee. "I don't think so, but I'm going to continue to try, going to continue to work through it," Rogers said. "But at the same time, it's a hamstring. You can't just go out...

By Rick Maese  | November 18, 2010; 11:59 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (18)
Categories:  Carlos Rogers  
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Daniel Snyder: 18-game season means more high-quality games

Talk show host Maury Povich served as moderator Wednesday night at the University of Maryland's annual Shirley Povich Colonnade Reception in College Park, and he asked Daniel Snyder about the potential for an 18-game NFL season. "Good question," the Redskins' owner said. "Don't know yet. I think we've got a...

By Rick Maese  | November 18, 2010; 10:24 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (69)
Categories:  Daniel M. Snyder  
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Daniel Snyder calls loss to Eagles 'embarrassing' at U-Md. appearance

Looking back on Monday night's loss to the Philadelphia Eagles, perhaps the most popular word around Redskins Park this week has been "embarrassing." It was used by everyone from the head coach to the quarterback. Add team owner Daniel Snyder to that list. Snyder discussed the game briefly in an...

By Rick Maese  | November 18, 2010; 8:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (133)
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Donovan McNabb's deal makes sense for him

During his weekly group interview session Wednesday, quarterback Donovan McNabb seemed a tad irritated when asked about the details of his contract extension. On Monday, ESPN was the first to report that McNabb signed a five-year extension for $78 million, with $40 million guaranteed. But it was revealed Tuesday that...

By Jason Reid  | November 18, 2010; 6:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (23)
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Redskins growing thin in offensive, defensive backfields

For the second straight day, running back Ryan Torain missed practice because of a lingering hamstring injury, and nine-year veteran Clinton Portis practiced "and looked a little bit better," Coach Mike Shanahan said Thursday. But Portis, sidelined since suffering a severe groin tear in Week 4, said whether he plays...

By Jason Reid  | November 18, 2010; 4:30 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Carlos Rogers, Clinton Portis, LaRon Landry, Running backs, Ryan Torain  
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Four Redskins unable to practice

The Redskins did not hold a full-speed practice Wednesday, but four starters were unable to participate in the first session of the week. According to the team's injury report, guard Artis Hicks (thigh), cornerback Carlos Rogers (hamstring), running back Ryan Torain (hamstring) and safety LaRon Landry (Achilles) sat out Wednesday's...

By Rick Maese  | November 17, 2010; 6:16 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (59)
Categories:  Clinton Portis, Ryan Torain  
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Debating Donovan McNabb's contract extension

How good is the deal the veteran quarterback signed with the Redskins Monday?...

By Washington Post editors  | November 17, 2010; 4:30 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (16)
 
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Light workout follows Monday debacle

Two days after the Redskins suffered what many players and coaches called an embarrassing loss to Philadelphia, the team returned to practice Wednesday without pads and worked out, according to Coach Mike Shanahan, at "half to three-quarters speed." Old-school thinking would dictate that after such a monumental beating, a coach...

By Barry Svrluga  | November 17, 2010; 4:00 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (10)
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Status of Clinton Portis and Ryan Torain still unclear

The status of running backs Clinton Portis and Ryan Torain is unknown for the upcoming game against the Tennessee Titans, Coach Mike Shanahan said Wednesday. "I really don't know, 'cause we didn't go full speed today. We really didn't test 'em very hard," Shanahan said after practice at Redskins Park....

By Jason Reid  | November 17, 2010; 3:30 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (8)
Categories:  Clinton Portis, Running backs, Ryan Torain  
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Shanahan not sure Landry did anything wrong

Redskins Coach Mike Shanahan said Wednesday he is not yet certain whether safety LaRon Landry did anything wrong in Monday night's loss to Philadelphia - either before the game during a scuffle with the Eagles or during it, when a Philadelphia player accused Landry of spitting on him. "We've been...

By Barry Svrluga  | November 17, 2010; 2:58 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (14)
Categories:  DeAngelo Hall, LaRon Landry, Mike Shanahan  
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Brandon Banks knew he would play despite surgery

Redskins return specialist Brandon Banks said Wednesday that he had no doubt he would play in Monday night's loss to Philadelphia despite having surgery to repair a torn ligament in his knee only 12 days earlier. "That was my plan the whole time," Banks said. "I knew I was going...

By Barry Svrluga  | November 17, 2010; 1:41 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (29)
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Albert Haynesworth returns to Tenn. with mixed emotions

The Tennessee Titans selected defensive lineman Albert Haynesworth in the first round of the 2002 NFL draft. He spent the first seven years of his career with them. On Sunday, Haynesworth will face his former team for the first time since Redskins owner Daniel M. Snyder lured him to Washington...

By Jason Reid  | November 17, 2010; 1:06 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (30)
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Redskins saw no spitting during Eagles game

Redskins players said Wednesday that they didn't see LaRon Landry spit at Eagles Center Mike McGlynn during Monday night's game, a claim that the NFL is investigating. "They were talking about it during the game, trying to talk to the refs, saying something about it," cornerback DeAngelo Hall said Wednesday....

By Barry Svrluga  | November 17, 2010; 12:23 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (60)
Categories:  DeAngelo Hall, LaRon Landry  
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Redskins try to regroup after Monday nightmare

Redskins players return to work today after their stunningly inept performance during Monday night's 59-28 blowout loss to the Philadelphia Eagles at FedEx Field. The Redskins (4-5) are third in the NFC East, two games behind the Eagles (6-3) and New York Giants (6-3), who are tied for the division...

By Jason Reid  | November 17, 2010; 10:16 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (79)
Categories:  DeAngelo Hall, London Fletcher  
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Statistical analysis: Notes on Monday night misery

Monday night's beatdown was a tough pill to swallow, but these games aren't as rare as some may think. The final margin of victory was 31 points, something that's happened 143 times since 2000--about 14 times per year. The games just aren't always on national television. No matter what measure...

By Brian Burke  | November 17, 2010; 6:02 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (98)
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Little time left to begin a playoff push

There isn't much time. Not much time to recover from Monday's thrashing and prepare for the Titans. Not much time to turn the season around. Not much time to put this team back in the postseason conversation. "Time's running out as far as winning football games goes," tight end Chris...

By Rick Maese  | November 16, 2010; 4:29 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (160)
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Albert Haynesworth seeks a W at home in Tennessee

Albert Haynesworth is headed back to Tennessee after all -- though he'll still be wearing a Redskins jersey when Washington takes on the Titans Sunday. "Good to go home. But [I] want to get a victory there," Haynesworth said Monday night. "I've got a lot of friends on that team,...

By Rick Maese  | November 16, 2010; 3:30 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (54)
Categories:  3-4 defense, Albert Haynesworth  
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A bright spot: Keiland Williams's evening

OK, it's time to look at the bright spots from Monday night's debacle at FedEx Field. Spoiler alert: There weren't many. But Keiland Williams' performance shouldn't be overlooked. His final numbers were impressive. Entering this weekend's game at Tennessee, the Redskins' third-string running back actually leads all the team's offensive...

By Rick Maese  | November 16, 2010; 2:30 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (46)
Categories:  Clinton Portis, Keiland Williams, Running backs, Ryan Torain  
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Football Insider Live: Eagles recap, McNabb contract and Titans preview

LaVar Arrington and Dan Steinberg joined Rick Maese and host Jonathan Forsythe on this week's webcast to talk about Monday's night's rout, Donovan McNabb's new contract, the Titans game this Sunday and...skulls. You can also download the podcast of this show or subscribe to the podcast....

By Washington Post Sports  | November 16, 2010; 2:00 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (25)
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One of the worst defensive games in Redskins history

Though a lot of the talk and debate following the Redskins' utterly embarrassing 59-28 loss to the Philadelphia Eagles will center around the play of - and the contract given to - quarterback Donovan McNabb, the game also further emphasized Washington's myriad defensive problems under first-year coordinator Jim Haslett. According...

By Barry Svrluga  | November 16, 2010; 1:30 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (44)
Categories:  3-4 defense, Jim Haslett  
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Donovan McNabb: "I'll be here for years to come"

Despite language in his contract that would allow the Redskins to escape their deal with Donovan McNabb after 2010, the Washington quarterback said today he doesn't have any concerns about his future in Washington. "I will be here next year...I'll be here for years to come," McNabb said Tuesday afternoon...

By Rick Maese  | November 16, 2010; 12:40 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (54)
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Donovan McNabb's guaranteed money: $3.5 million

Despite reports that quarterback Donovan McNabb's contract extension is worth $78 million, with $40 million guaranteed, a league source says the deal contains no guaranteed money beyond the current year. The Redskins veteran will receive $3.5 million through the new deal's signing bonus, in addition to his $5 million base...

By J.I. Halsell  | November 16, 2010; 11:40 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (62)
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Clinton Portis says he's '50-50' to play against Tennessee Titans

After sitting out the Redskins' embarrassing 59-28 loss to the Philadelphia Eagles, running back Clinton Portis now hopes to return to the lineup for the upcoming game against the Tennessee Titans, he said in a radio interview Tuesday. During his weekly appearance on 106.7 The Fan's The Mike Wise Show...

By Jason Reid  | November 16, 2010; 10:30 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (14)
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Fletcher says Michael Vick is NFL's MVP

Inside linebacker London Fletcher has seen many impressive individual performances during 13 seasons in the NFL, but Michael Vick's dazzling outing Monday night was something extra, he said. "If he's not [the best player in the league]," Fletcher said, "I don't know who is." Vick tormented the Redskins from the...

By Jason Reid  | November 16, 2010; 10:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (75)
 
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LaRon Landry at center of the storm with Eagles

Correction: Defensive back Dunta Robinson plays for the Atlanta Falcons, not the Green Bay Packers. Washington Redskins safety LaRon Landry was involved in controversies before and after the Redskins' 59-28 loss to the Philadelphia Eagles on Monday night, one stemming from a pregame scuffle between the teams and another from...

By Paul Tenorio  | November 16, 2010; 6:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (158)
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Final: Eagles 59, Redskins 28

Updated: 12:07 a.m. Fourth Quarter There was not much damage left to be done by the start of the fourth quarter, and the Redskins defense finally came up with some stops. Still, Washington fell 59-28, surrendering the third-most points in franchise history and the second most ever in the regular...

By Paul Tenorio  | November 16, 2010; 12:07 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (325)
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Keiland Williams starts for Ryan Torain

Running back Keiland Williams started in place of second-year back Ryan Torain. Torain was on the sideline riding an exercise bicycle, apparently trying to get his injured hamstring loose. Torain was expected to start a fifth consecutive game despite suffering a hamstring injury in the Redskins loss to the...

By Paul Tenorio  | November 15, 2010; 8:57 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (115)
Categories:  Keiland Williams, Ryan Torain  
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Collective bargaining agreement complicates McNabb deal

The agent for Donovan McNabb disputed an ESPN report that the contract extension the quarterback agreed to Monday has been available to him for some time. "Nah, that's not" accurate, Fletcher N. Smith III said while addressing reporters Monday night in the FedEx Field press box before the Redskins played...

By Jason Reid  | November 15, 2010; 8:43 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (40)
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Rate the Redskins against the Eagles

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By washingtonpost.com sports editor  | November 15, 2010; 7:55 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (58)
Categories:  Donovan McNabb, NFC East, Polls  | Tags:  Eagles, Monday Night Football, Rate the Redskins, Redskins, Redskins-Eagles  
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Clinton Portis inactive vs. Eagles, but Brandon Banks will play

As expected, running back Clinton Portis was not active for Monday night's NFC East matchup against the Philadelphia Eagles, while rookie returner Brandon Banks will play. Portis has been sidelined since suffering a severe groin tear in Week 4 against the Eagles, an injury that was expected to keep...

By Paul Tenorio  | November 15, 2010; 7:36 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (21)
Categories:  Brandon Banks, Clinton Portis, Running backs, Ryan Torain, Special teams  
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Bruce Allen: McNabb extension long in the works

Redskins General Manager Bruce Allen said Monday night that Donovan McNabb's contract extension has been in the works "for some time" and the team had long targeted the bye week to finalize the pact. Speaking in an interview with play-by-play man Larry Michael, an employee of the team, on team-owned...

By Barry Svrluga  | November 15, 2010; 6:43 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (40)
Categories:  Bruce Allen, Daniel M. Snyder, Donovan McNabb, Mike Shanahan  
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From benching to $78 million deal, in two short weeks

On Oct. 27, as the Redskins prepared to play the Detroit Lions, Redskins Coach Mike Shanahan said the following, about a contract extension for quarterback Donovan McNabb: "They've asked me before: 'Well, when are you going to offer a contract? Have you talked about contracts?'" Shanahan said. "I'm going to...

By Barry Svrluga  | November 15, 2010; 6:05 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (39)
Categories:  Bruce Allen, Daniel M. Snyder, Donovan McNabb, Mike Shanahan  
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Donovan McNabb contract extension confirmed by Redskins

The Redskins officially confirmed that they've agreed to a contract extension with quarterback Donovan McNabb. The team sent out a news release Monday, about 3 1/2 hours before McNabb is scheduled to face Philadelphia, his former team. Neither Redskins owner Daniel Snyder nor General Manager Bruce Allen planned to speak...

By Rick Maese  | November 15, 2010; 5:22 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (26)
Categories:  Donovan McNabb  
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McNabb's agent: 'The team's belief in Donovan did not change'

Shortly after Redskins Coach Mike Shanahan benched quarterback Donovan McNabb late in the Week 8 loss to the Detroit Lions, the Redskins quickly reaffirmed their intention of having a long-term relationship with the Pro Bowler, McNabb's agent said Monday night. "Well, I'm not going to get into specifics of our...

By Jason Reid  | November 15, 2010; 4:35 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (29)
 
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Donovan McNabb agrees to five-year contract extension

(Updated: 3:46 p.m.) Donovan McNabb will be Mike Shanahan's quarterback beyond 2010, McNabb's agent confirmed. "We're very happy about the situation," Fletcher Smith said. "We've been working on this for a while now, and we're obviously glad to get it done. Donovan's very happy about the situation because this is...

By Jason Reid and Rick Maese  | November 15, 2010; 3:41 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (175)
Categories:  Donovan McNabb  
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Eagles' Michael Vick enters Week 10 with no turnovers

Of all the impressive things about Michael Vick's performance this season, the Philadelphia Eagles' star quarterback has no turnovers. In five games this season, Vick has completed 60.8 percent of his passes for 1,017 yards and seven touchdowns with no interceptions. He also has rushed for 261 yards (with a...

By Jason Reid  | November 15, 2010; 2:00 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (71)
 
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Eagles RB LeSean McCoy poses a threat to Redskins defense

The Redskins limited speedy Eagles wide receivers DeSean Jackson and Jeremy Maclin to only four receptions for 34 yards and no touchdowns during Washington's 17-12 victory in Week 4. But second-year running back LeSean McCoy had a big game with 12 receptions for 112 yards (a 9.2-yard average). He also...

By Jason Reid  | November 15, 2010; 12:00 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (59)
 
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Donovan McNabb responded with big game after benching in 2008

Before he was removed late in Washington's Week 8 loss to Detroit, quarterback Donovan McNabb, then with Philadelphia, was last benched in Week 12 of the 2008 season during a 36-7 loss to the Baltimore Ravens. "It was a little bit of a shock," Eagles tight end Brent Celek said....

By Jason Reid  | November 15, 2010; 10:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (73)
Categories:  Donovan McNabb  
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Jim Haslett impressed with Michael Vick's passing

Count Redskins defensive coordinator Jim Haslett among many in the NFL who have become increasingly impressed with quarterback Michael Vick's improvement as a passer this season. "I'm not a quarterback coach. I just know this: He can throw the thing about 75 yards in the air," Haslett said of the...

By Jason Reid  | November 15, 2010; 6:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (45)
Categories:  Jim Haslett  
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Redskins running back situation for Eagles game

Rookie running back Keiland Williams shouldered the load after halftime during the Redskins' 37-25 loss to Detroit in Week 8 at Ford Field. With starter Ryan Torain sidelined in the second half because of a hamstring injury, Williams was the Redskins' only active running back. He had six rushes...

By Jason Reid  | November 14, 2010; 1:00 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (53)
 
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Redskins seek to keep focus after long break

After a long break, the Redskins resume their game schedule Monday night against the Philadelphia Eagles at FedEx Field. The team last played Oct. 31, losing to the Detroit Lions, 37-25, at Ford Field. Because of their bye week an extra day for a Monday night game, the Redskins have...

By Jason Reid  | November 14, 2010; 10:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (9)
 
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