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Redskins Insider: December 5, 2010 - December 11, 2010

Redskins sign OL Erik Cook from practice squad

The Redskins have finally filled the roster vacancy created by Albert Haynesworth's suspension, signing offensive lineman Erik Cook from the practice squad. Cook was a seventh-round pick (229 overall) out of New Mexico in last spring's draft. If they chose to activate him for Sunday's game against Tampa Bay, Cook...

By Rick Maese  | December 11, 2010; 4:48 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (53)
 
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Despite small stature, Brandon Banks could be a weapon for Redskins next season

Rookie wide receiver Brandon Banks has been a consistent playmaker as a return specialist, and the Redskins also envision him becoming a major contributor on offense in the coming seasons. Offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan has tried Banks in the Wildcat, and Banks could be productive in the formation because of...

By Jason Reid  | December 11, 2010; 3:12 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (11)
Categories:  Brandon Banks  
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Quarterback Josh Freeman is helping Buccaneers exceed expectations

A rebuilding project can occur quickly if a team finds the right quarterback, which is the most difficult piece of the puzzle to acquire. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers believe they have their guy in second-year quarterback Josh Freeman, and his development has been key in their progress as a franchise....

By Jason Reid  | December 11, 2010; 9:53 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (35)
 
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Injury report: Redskins list 11 as questionable against Buccaneers

The Redskins listed 11 players as questionable on Friday's injury report -- the final report of the week -- adding cornerback Carlos Rogers (hamstrings) and strong safety LaRon Landry (Achilles' tendon) after they participated in a limited fashion in the morning workout. Kick returner/receiver Brandon Banks (knee) and free safety...

By Barry Svrluga  | December 10, 2010; 4:37 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (75)
 
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Ryan Torain's return could boost running game

The Redskins have ran the ball fewer than 20 times in four of their past five games. For various reasons, coaches have turned more often to the passing game. But with Ryan Torain expected to return to the lineup Sunday, there's a chance they have someone in the backfield again...

By Rick Maese  | December 10, 2010; 3:03 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (38)
Categories:  Ryan Torain  
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Practice squad call-up coming for Redskins

Though the Redskins placed Albert Haynesworth on the suspended list on Tuesday, Mike Shanahan did not immediately fill his spot on the 53-man roster. Asked Friday what he intends to do, Shanahan said he'll "probably" add someone before Sunday's game. Expect Shanahan to pick a player from the practice squad,...

By Rick Maese  | December 10, 2010; 2:30 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (26)
 
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Shanahan: No decision yet on whether Carlos Rogers, LaRon Landry will play vs. Buccaneers

Cornerback Carlos Rogers and safety LaRon Landry both had limited participation in the Redskins' final practice of the week on Friday, but Coach Mike Shanahan doesn't know whether either will be able to play Sunday against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Shanahan wants to see both players on Saturday before determining...

By Rick Maese  | December 10, 2010; 1:30 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (37)
Categories:  Carlos Rogers, LaRon Landry  
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Kyle Shanahan, Raheem Morris, share bond

Redskins offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan and Tampa Bay Coach Raheem Morris developed a strong bond while serving together as assistants on the Buccaneers' staff. With the Redskins playing host to the Buccaneers on Sunday at FedEx Field, Shanahan and Morris planned to limit their communication with each other, for obvious...

By Jason Reid  | December 10, 2010; 11:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (50)
 
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Statistical analysis: Not too soon for a post-mortem

With Sunday's loss, the Redskins' chances of making the playoffs have nearly evaporated. Their forthcoming schedule put them at approximately a 1-in-200 shot. Although they're not mathematically eliminated, everything would have to go their way from here through Week 17. It's not too soon to begin the post-mortem. The Redskins'...

By Brian Burke  | December 10, 2010; 10:03 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (49)
Categories:  Statistical analysis  
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Joe Gibbs praises Redskins owner Dan Snyder's role in Courage House

Redskins owner Daniel M. Snyder was among the driving forces behind the Ed Block Courage House for Washington, D.C., a youth home that was dedicated during a ceremony Thursday, being placed on the campus of Youth For Tomorrow in Bristow, Va. "We're really here today to celebrate this out here,...

By Jason Reid  | December 10, 2010; 6:04 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (30)
Categories:  Daniel M. Snyder  
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Torain on track to start Sunday

Running back Ryan Torain remained on track to reclaim his position with the first-team offense this week after participating fully in practice again Thursday afternoon at Redskins Park. Torain, sidelined for weeks because of lingering hamstring problems, was involved in every facet of practice for the second consecutive day. He...

By Jason Reid  | December 9, 2010; 5:50 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (99)
Categories:  Carlos Rogers, LaRon Landry, Ryan Torain  
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Dan Snyder says he supports Mike Shanahan's decision to suspend Albert Haynesworth

Washington Redskins owner Daniel M. Snyder commented briefly about the Albert Haynesworth situation during a charity event Thursday afternoon, saying he fully supported Coach Mike Shanahan's decision to suspend the controversial defensive tackle for the remainder of the season without pay. Addressing reporters for the first time since Shanahan, the...

By Jason Reid  | December 9, 2010; 5:15 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (16)
Categories:  Daniel M. Snyder  
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Haslett on Haynesworth: "Can you ever make the guy happy?"

Redskins Coach Mike Shanahan declined Thursday to say whether the team would attempt to recoup some of the $21 million in bonus money it paid to suspended defensive lineman Albert Haynesworth in April. "I'm not exactly sure at this time exactly what we're going to do or what direction we're...

By Barry Svrluga  | December 9, 2010; 4:37 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (10)
Categories:  3-4 defense, Albert Haynesworth, Jim Haslett  
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Landry, Rogers, Moore are hurting

Redskins strong safety LaRon Landry did not practice again Thursday because of a nagging Achilles' tendon injury and starting free safety Kareem Moore also has been limited this week by a knee problem, putting further strain on Washington's already thin secondary. Cornerback Carlos Rogers, who has missed two of the...

By Barry Svrluga  | December 9, 2010; 3:58 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (20)
Categories:  Carlos Rogers, Kareem Moore, LaRon Landry, Ryan Torain  
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Mike Shanahan hopes Josh McDaniels bounces back

Redskins Coach Mike Shanahan obviously has enough on his hands in Ashburn that he can't afford to worry about what's going on in other NFL cities. But Shanahan took note of one move this week: The Broncos' dismissal of Josh McDaniels, who replaced Shanahan as Denver's head coach following the...

By Barry Svrluga  | December 9, 2010; 2:12 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (44)
Categories:  Mike Shanahan  
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LaRon Landry has no doubt he will play again this season

Strong safety LaRon Landry, among the leading vote-getters for the Pro Bowl despite an Achilles' tendon injury that has sidelined him for weeks, said Thursday he plans to return to the lineup this season because "you can't hold a competitor down." Although there is a risk Landry could suffer a...

By Jason Reid  | December 9, 2010; 12:45 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (33)
 
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Football Insider Live: Redskins-Bucs preview

The Washington Post's Rick Maese, Dan Steinberg and LaVar Arrington preview the Redskins' matchup against the 7-5 Tampa Bay Buccaneers with host Jonathan Forsythe....

By Washington Post editors  | December 9, 2010; 12:13 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (21)
 
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LaRon Landry's lead in Pro Bowl voting is healthy despite his injury

Despite missing the past three games, LaRon Landry still has a comfortable lead among the NFC's strong safeties in fan voting for the Pro Bowl. Though he's been sidelined with an Achilles' tendon injury, Landry has actually extended his lead in the past two weeks, according to the most recent...

By Rick Maese  | December 9, 2010; 9:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (127)
Categories:  Brian Orakpo, Chris Cooley, DeAngelo Hall, LaRon Landry, London Fletcher, Lorenzo Alexander, Michael Vick, Mike Sellers  
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Could Albert Haynesworth overturn his suspension?

The Redskins do not expect to immediately fill the opening on their 53-man roster created by the suspension of disgruntled defensive lineman Albert Haynesworth. The team apparently plans to keep the spot open unless a need arises or a player of interest unexpectedly becomes available. Meanwhile, the NFL Players Association...

By Jason Reid  | December 9, 2010; 6:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (61)
Categories:  Albert Haynesworth  
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Redskins healing for Tampa Bay game

The Redskins Wednesday injury report reflected a team as healthy as it has been in weeks. Neither safety LaRon Landry (Achilles) nor cornerback Carlos Rogers (hamstring) participated in practice. But Coach Mike Shanahan said both took part in the team's morning walk-through. Only three players were limited in practice: receiver...

By Rick Maese  | December 8, 2010; 5:18 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (63)
Categories:  LaRon Landry  
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Ryan Torain practices, could start Sunday

With their running game struggling, the Redskins had a welcome addition at practice Wednesday: running back Ryan Torain, who has missed the team's past four games with a hamstring injury. "It definitely is good to be back on the field practicing," Torain said afterward. Torain was able to practice fully...

By Rick Maese  | December 8, 2010; 4:10 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (38)
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Shanahan: "It was just time" to move on Haynesworth

Confirming that the decision to suspend disgruntled defensive tackle Albert Haynesworth was his alone, Coach Mike Shanahan said Wednesday that owner Daniel M. Snyder was not involved in the move. Addressing the media for the first time since he announced the move Tuesday, Shanahan explained his reasoning for suspending the...

By Jason Reid  | December 8, 2010; 3:40 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (40)
Categories:  Albert Haynesworth  
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Landry, Rogers walk through but do not practice

Redskins strong safety LaRon Landry and cornerback Carlos Rogers, both of whom have been out of the lineup for most of the last month, were well enough to participate in a walk-through on Wednesday morning but did not practice in the afternoon. "We didn't push them through practice today," Coach...

By Barry Svrluga  | December 8, 2010; 3:13 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (15)
Categories:  Carlos Rogers, LaRon Landry, Ryan Torain, Trent Williams  
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Carlos Rogers on playing Sunday: 'I don't know right now.'

Apparently, cold weather is not good for rehabbing sore hamstrings. "Nah, man, not good at all," cornerback Carlos Rogers said Wednesday before practice at Redskins Park. "But I'm trying." Slowed by his hamstring problems the past few weeks, Rogers hopes to return to the lineup Sunday against the Tampa Bay...

By Jason Reid  | December 8, 2010; 2:20 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (42)
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Sean McVay replaces Jon Embree as tight ends coach

First-year offensive assistant Sean McVay has replaced Jon Embree as the Redskins' tight ends coach. After Embree left the team Sunday to become head coach of the University of Colorado, Coach Mike Shanahan promoted McVay, 24, to a position coach. Previously, McVay assisted Embree and wide receivers coach Keenan McCardell....

By Jason Reid  | December 8, 2010; 1:43 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (16)
 
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Albert Haynesworth could have been a Buc

Had things broken a bit differently - say, had the Redskins offered a few million dollars less in guaranteed money or waited a few more hours - Albert Haynesworth might have signed with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers 20 months ago. "Big physical presence that gets off the ball and is...

By Barry Svrluga  | December 8, 2010; 1:00 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (48)
Categories:  Albert Haynesworth  
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Haynesworth-Shanahan feud didn't derail the season, players say

A day after the Redskins suspended controversial defensive tackle Albert Haynesworth for the remainder of the season, many of his teammates continued to express relief that he no longer would be a constant distraction. But suggestions that Haynesworth's running tiff with Coach Mike Shanahan derailed the season are unfounded, veterans...

By Jason Reid  | December 8, 2010; 12:34 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (39)
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How much of Albert Haynesworth's signing bonuses can the Redskins recover?

The practical, short-term impact of the suspension of Albert Haynesworth is that by placing him on the reserve/suspended list, the Redskins now have an open active roster spot to be used on a player who may better fit their long-term plans, while at the same time precluding Haynesworth from...

By J.I. Halsell  | December 8, 2010; 11:02 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (92)
Categories:  Albert Haynesworth, Roster analysis  
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Defensive players say they'll 'kinda miss' Haynesworth in games

Players say they'll "kinda miss" Albert Haynesworth's on-field contributions.

By Jason Reid  | December 8, 2010; 10:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (50)
Categories:  3-4 defense, Albert Haynesworth, Andre Carter, Carlos Rogers  | Tags:  Albert Haynesworth, Mike Shanahan, suspension  
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Haynesworth suspension goes over well with teammates

Defensive teammates have little issue with Albert Haynesworth's suspension

By Jason Reid  | December 7, 2010; 8:47 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
Categories:  3-4 defense, Albert Haynesworth, Andre Carter, Carlos Rogers, Mike Shanahan  | Tags:  Albert Haynesworth, Mike Shanahan, Washington Redskins  
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Albert Haynesworth's agent: Redskins' claims 'are vague and without merit'

Albert Haynesworth's agent, Chad Speck, has confirmed that the disgruntled defensive lineman will appeal the Redskins' suspension. In a released statement, Speck noted that Haynesworth had not been previously warned about his actions, which could be the groundwork for his defense. Here's the full statement from Speck: "I have reviewed...

By Rick Maese  | December 7, 2010; 5:24 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (220)
Categories:  Albert Haynesworth  
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Poll: Did the Redskins do the right thing with Albert Haynesworth?

By placing Albert Haynesworth on their suspended list, the Washington Redskins have opened a spot on their 53-man roster. So in addition to possibly saving $850,000 in Haynesworth's salary over the final four games and clearing a headache out of the locker room, the Redskins also will get a chance...

By Rick Maese  | December 7, 2010; 2:33 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (171)
Categories:  Albert Haynesworth, Mike Shanahan  
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Football Insider Live: Giants recap, Bucs preview and what to look for the the remaining games

Rick Maese joined LaVar Arrington, Dan Steinberg and host Jonathan Forsythe on this week's webcast to talk about Sunday's loss and how the Redskins can use the remainder of the season to prepare for the future. You can also download the podcast of this show or subscribe to the podcast....

By Washington Post editors  | December 7, 2010; 2:30 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (7)
 
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Shanahan explains Haynesworth suspension in a statement

The Albert Haynesworth Era in Washington may have reached its conclusion as the Redskins Tuesday suspended the disgruntled defensive lineman without pay for the final four games of the season, citing conduct detrimental to the team. Haynesworth was notified of the decision Tuesday morning at Redskins Park by General Manager...

By Rick Maese  | December 7, 2010; 1:35 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (350)
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Redskins suspend Albert Haynesworth for the rest of the season

The Redskins have suspended defensive lineman Albert Haynesworth without pay for the next four games for "conduct detrimental to the club." Coach Mike Shanahan said Haynesworth had informed him Monday, through General Manager Bruce Allen, that he would no longer speak with Shanahan. Stay tuned to this blog for much...

By Washington Post editors  | December 7, 2010; 12:30 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (109)
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Portis: Albert Haynesworth needs to audition for other teams

Running back Clinton Portis is more than a little familiar with the bright glare from the spotlight. "When the microscope hits you, there's really nothing you can do right," Portis said during his weekly appearance on "The Mike Wise Show with Holden Kushner" on 106.7 The Fan. "It's hard to...

By Rick Maese  | December 7, 2010; 12:04 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (23)
Categories:  Albert Haynesworth, Clinton Portis  
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Trial of four men charged in Sean Taylor's death postponed again

The trial involving the men charged in the shooting death of former Washington Redskins safety Sean Taylor has been postponed again until March 14. Circuit Court Judge Dennis J. Murphy also said during a brief hearing Tuesday in Miami that he did not intend to move the trial to another...

By Amy Shipley  | December 7, 2010; 10:52 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (37)
 
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Poll: Back to the future

poll by twiigs.com...

By Washington Post editors  | December 7, 2010; 10:35 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (21)
 
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Albert Haynesworth disputes 'hung over' report on the radio

In a lengthy radio interview, Redskins defensive tackle Albert Haynesworth expanded on comments he made earlier Monday night to Redskins Insider, further expressing anger about a Comcast SportsNet report that he was recently "hung over" during practice. Speaking with 106.7 The Fan's The Kevin & Rock Show, Haynesworth lashed out...

By Jason Reid  | December 6, 2010; 10:24 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (190)
Categories:  Albert Haynesworth, Mike Shanahan  
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Albert Haynesworth: 'I was not hung over.'

Washington Redskins defensive tackle Albert Haynesworth said Monday night he was not "hung over" last week and expressed frustration about "inaccurate" media speculation regarding his status with the team. Responding to a Comcast SportsNet report that he was out late Thursday night and appeared "hung over" Friday, Haynesworth said that...

By Jason Reid  | December 6, 2010; 7:10 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (74)
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Ryan Torain scheduled to return to practice

Running back Ryan Torain, sidelined for weeks by a lingering hamstring injury, is scheduled to return to practice this week. "Ryan's supposed to practice on Wednesday with no limitations," Coach Mike Shanahan said. Torain, who has a history of injuries, has not played since the first half of Week 8...

By Jason Reid  | December 6, 2010; 5:21 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (29)
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Shanahan is rooting for Devin Thomas

Coach Mike Shanahan said he is rooting for Devin Thomas, the wide receiver he cut in January who has been picked up by the New York Giants. Shanahan said the two spoke Sunday after the Redskins loss to New York. "I got a chance to talk to [Devin] after the...

By Jason Reid  | December 6, 2010; 5:07 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (23)
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Mike Shanahan buoyed by LaRon Landry's improving health

Redskins Coach Mike Shanahan said Monday he is encouraged about the possibility of strong safety LaRon Landry, sidelined for weeks by an Achilles' tendon strain, returning to practice this week. "I've had a talk with LaRon, and he's gonna give it a shot this week," Shanahan said. "He's out of...

By Jason Reid  | December 6, 2010; 4:17 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (26)
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Mike Shanahan will talk about Haynesworth Wednesday

Redskins Coach Mike Shanahan declined to discuss Albert Haynesworth's role with the team or his future with the organization on Monday. "Before I address any questions about Albert, I want to sit down and talk with Albert myself over the next couple of days," Shanahan said as he opened his...

By Rick Maese  | December 6, 2010; 3:33 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (41)
Categories:  Albert Haynesworth, Mike Shanahan  
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Defense must improve mental toughness: London Fletcher

Redskins defensive players must improve their "mental toughness" during the final four games, inside linebacker and defensive co-captain London Fletcher said Monday at Redskins Park. After Sunday's embarrassing 31-7 loss to the New York Giants, Fletcher said that everyone on defense must refocus on the details of their jobs. The...

By Jason Reid  | December 6, 2010; 2:00 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (84)
 
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Phillip Buchanon says benching was "coaches' decision"

Three weeks ago, when he filled in for starting cornerback Carlos Rogers against Tennessee, veteran Phillip Buchanon said, "I know I'm a starter." But in Sunday's 31-7 loss to the Giants, Rogers was out again, and Buchanon was benched in the second half, replaced by second-year corner Kevin Barnes. "No...

By Barry Svrluga  | December 6, 2010; 1:30 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (27)
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Carlos Rogers healing, unsure about Sunday

Although his sore hamstrings are better, cornerback Carlos Rogers is not sure about his status for the upcoming game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, he said Monday at Redskins Park. "They're better," Rogers said. "But I don't know. I ain't gonna predict nothing." Rogers sat out the Week 11 victory...

By Jason Reid  | December 6, 2010; 12:30 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (48)
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LaRon Landry hoping to play this week

Redskins strong safety LaRon Landry is out of the protective walking boot that had stabilized his inured Achilles' tendon over the past few weeks, and said Monday that he hopes to practice this week and play out the rest of the season. "Every day it's getting better, just a slow...

By Barry Svrluga  | December 6, 2010; 12:16 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (14)
 
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Sources: Albert Haynesworth won't be released

Despite ongoing media speculation that defensive lineman Albert Haynesworth may be released soon, the Redskins do not plan to cut him, two people familiar with the situation said Monday. Haynesworth has again stirred frustration in the organization because of what coaches consider a lack of effort in practice last week...

By Jason Reid  | December 6, 2010; 11:09 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (88)
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Poll: Weigh in on the Haynesworth drama

poll by twiigs.com And in the Tailgate Zone, our readers debate whether Coach Mike Shanahan has been too hard on the Redskins' high-priced defensive tackle. Join the conversation....

By Washington Post editors  | December 6, 2010; 10:32 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (76)
Categories:  Albert Haynesworth  
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Redskins' defense looks to regain its focus

Since the 2000 season, the Redskins have had a top-10 defense eight times. The team ranked lower than 10th only in 2003 and 2006 (25th and 31st). This season, however, the Redskins have been ranked last for much of the season. After Sunday's latest embarrassing performance on defense in a...

By Jason Reid  | December 6, 2010; 8:56 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (77)
Categories:  DeAngelo Hall, London Fletcher, Lorenzo Alexander  
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Teammates have muted reaction to Haynesworth

The plight of Albert Haynesworth did not seem to generate much sympathy in the Redskins' post-game locker room on Sunday. Coach Mike Shanahan said he deactivated Haynesworth because of his practice performance last week. Following their 31-7 loss to the New York Giants, Washington players weren't in a mood to...

By Rick Maese  | December 5, 2010; 8:15 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (170)
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Redskins TE coach Embree departs for Colorado

Redskins tight ends coach Jon Embree spent time in the locker room after the Giants game shaking hands with tight ends Chris Cooley, Fred Davis and Logan Paulsen, making plans for dinner when Embree is able to get back to Washington after his introduction as the head coach at the...

By Barry Svrluga  | December 5, 2010; 7:45 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (12)
 
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Devin Thomas makes mark for Giants

When it was all over -- when the Giants had easily defeated Washington 31-7 and effectively ended the Redskins' playoffs hopes -- Devin Thomas sought out Mike Shanahan, the man who fired Thomas from his first job not long ago. "I tried to find him," said Thomas, who played his...

By Rick Maese  | December 5, 2010; 6:56 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (13)
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CB Phillip Buchanon benched in second half

The Redskins entered Sunday's game against the Giants with a depleted secondary. Cornerback Carlos Rogers was out with a hamstring problem for the second time in three weeks, and safety LaRon Landry missed his third straight game with an Achilles' tendon injury. With that, veteran Phillip Buchanon, who has played...

By Barry Svrluga  | December 5, 2010; 6:45 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (17)
 
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Shoulder injury limits Trent Williams

Redskins offensive tackle Trent Williams, the fourth overall pick in the 2010 draft, played only sparingly in Sunday's 31-7 loss to the New York Giants because of a shoulder problem suffered in an unexplained accident at his home during the week. Williams, who was limited in practice much of the...

By Barry Svrluga  | December 5, 2010; 6:27 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (5)
Categories:  Stephon Heyer, Trent Williams  
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Albert Haynesworth wanted to play

Albert Haynesworth said he was healthy enough to play in Sunday's 31-7 loss to the New York Giants and was surprised that Coach Mike Shanahan instead opted to deactivate the veteran defensive lineman "I thought it was a do or die situation and that we needed to do everything to...

By Rick Maese  | December 5, 2010; 5:28 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (67)
Categories:  Albert Haynesworth, Mike Shanahan  
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Redskins crushed, 31-7, by Giants

Updated: 4:15 p.m. Fourth Quarter: Washington fell 31-7 to the New York Giants Sunday at New Meadowlands Stadium, virtually ensuring that the 5-7 Redskins will miss the playoffs for a third straight season and for the ninth time in the past 11. The loss will go down as one of...

By Barry Svrluga and Rick Maese  | December 5, 2010; 4:15 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (393)
 
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Brett Favre knocked from game with shoulder injury

Cindy Boren has the details on the Early Lead....

By Washington Post editors  | December 5, 2010; 1:36 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (12)
 
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Rate the Redskins against the Giants

washingtonpost.com users react to the Redskins' performance against the Giants on Dec. 5, 2010.

By washingtonpost.com sports editors  | December 5, 2010; 12:31 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (147)
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Haynesworth, Torain among Skins' inactives

The Redskins will be without running back Ryan Torain for a fourth straight week. The team has listed him on the inactive list yet again. Despite its struggling running game, the team will again go with only two running backs, relying solely on Keiland Williams and James Davis. Also inactive...

By Rick Maese  | December 5, 2010; 11:46 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (47)
Categories:  Albert Haynesworth, Carlos Rogers, LaRon Landry, Ryan Torain  
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Albert Haynesworth may be inactive Sunday

Barring a last-minute change, Redskins defensive lineman Albert Haynesworth will be inactive for today's game against the New York Giants, according to a person familiar with the situation. Apparently, Coach Mike Shanahan decided to list the two-time all-pro player as inactive because he sat out practice Friday with an illness....

By Jason Reid  | December 5, 2010; 11:31 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (12)
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