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Posted at 4:25 PM ET, 12/ 1/2010

Four starters sit out practice Wednesday

By Barry Svrluga

As the Redskins began preparation for Sunday's game against the New York Giants in East Rutherford, N.J., four potential starters sat out of Wednesday's practice altogether - including inside linebacker Rocky McIntosh, who missed the workout for what the team labeled "personal reasons."

McIntosh is the only player who missed practice whose status Coach Mike Shanahan did not address following the workout, which was held away from Redskins Park because of Wednesday's rain. Redskins Park has no indoor practice facility.

As Shanahan indicated, strong safety LaRon Landry (Achilles), cornerback Carlos Rogers (hamstrings) and running back Ryan Torain (hamstring) also sat out.

According to the official injury report, five players were limited in practice: receiver/returner Brandon Banks (knee); defensive lineman Kedric Golston (elbow and groin); guard Artis Hicks (thigh); receiver Santana Moss (knee); and outside linebacker Brian Orakpo (ankle).

Several players who have been dealing with injuries - including outside linebacker Lorenzo Alexander (hamstring), quarterback Donovan McNabb (hamstring), safety Kareem Moore (knee) and center Casey Rabach (knee) - were able to participate fully in practice, which Shanahan said was at about three-quarter speed.

The Giants had five players who did not practice at all, according to the injury report: receiver Hakeem Nicks (lower leg) and Steve Smith (pectoral); offensive linemen Shawn Andrews (back) and Shaun O'Hara (foot); and cornerback Will Blackmon (chest).

By Barry Svrluga  | December 1, 2010; 4:25 PM ET
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Aunt Flo is in the house, I sat out my wife from practice.

Posted by: gatorskinz2000 | December 1, 2010 4:30 PM | Report abuse

Multiple Devin Thomas posts, an Eli Manning post... we want to discuss their pass-rush versus our Oline?

...or maybe that's just too discouraging to report on.

Posted by: p1funk | December 1, 2010 4:38 PM | Report abuse

4th and scamp,

Irregardless is considered nonstandard because of the two negative elements ir- and -less. It was probably formed on the analogy of such words as irrespective, irrelevant, and irreparable. Those who use it, including on occasion educated speakers, may do so from a desire to add emphasis. Irregardless first appeared in the early 20th century.

Posted by: hessone | December 1, 2010 4:44 PM | Report abuse

no comments about $nyder yet. hessone asleep at the wheel.

Posted by: PortisPocketsStr8 | December 1, 2010 4:26 PM |

it goes without me sayin'

Posted by: hessone | December 1, 2010 4:46 PM | Report abuse

You seem to use the term "irregardless" a lot. Do you even realize that it's not an actual word?

Posted by: scampbell1975 | December 1, 2010 3:41 PM

Come on Son.......Look at these list of words that were finally acknowledged as words in 2009 and tell me they weren't widely accepted before 2009....

You know what I mean, so it's a word....

@Nate - Well Gibbs seemed to do fine before Zorn came in and left with those "practice field canopies".....

Posted by: 4thFloor | December 1, 2010 4:55 PM | Report abuse

And I 'ain't' the 1st person to use the term! Ha!

On the WR note - One of y'all need to go look up Michael Irvin's #s for the 1st 3 years......not good/great!

Posted by: 4thFloor | December 1, 2010 4:58 PM | Report abuse

Giants working hard to get Devin Thomas ready?

Interesting philosophy. Opposingly, the Redskins seem to work hard to make their players unready! (see 3-4 switch, haynesworth, carter, DT, LJ, fast Willie Parker, Dockery, t Austin, signing of 12th RB, Bidwell)

how's that 'working hard to get your players ready' thing going, Giants?

Haha those idiots!

Posted by: pabrian2003 | December 1, 2010 4:59 PM | Report abuse

Santana can't afford to miss practice. Catch the damn ball!

Posted by: pquick6165 | December 1, 2010 10:32 PM | Report abuse

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