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Posted at 3:19 PM ET, 12/23/2010

Orakpo, Banks, Golston doubtful for Sunday

By Rick Maese

Redskins Coach Mike Shanahan said after practice Thursday that linebacker Brian Orakpo, defensive end Kedric Golston and receiver Brandon Banks are all doubtful for Sunday's game at Jacksonville. None of the three practiced on Thursday, but the head coach said it's too early to rule any of them out for the Jaguars' game.

Safety Kareem Moore also missed a second day of practice Thursday, but coaches are still hopeful that he'll be able to play Sunday.

Shanahan said Banks' knee was sore and "he couldn't cut like he normally does."

Safety Reed Doughty, who suffered a concussion early last Sunday at Dallas, was at practice Thursday and "looked pretty good," Shanahan said, but Doughty hasn't been cleared yet by doctors to play.

Even though there's only two games left and the Redskins have no shot at the playoffs, Shanahan said he doesn't necessarily handle injuries any differently than he does early in the season.

"It's just like a normal game," he said. "I don't care if we're getting ready for a playoff or whatever the situation is, you want to evaluate your guys. If they give you a chance to play, you got to play them. But you're not going to play somebody that's not able to go."

By Rick Maese  | December 23, 2010; 3:19 PM ET
Categories:  Brandon Banks, Brian Orakpo  
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BB better get ready to play all 16 (or 18) games next year...we need the little fella!

Posted by: PlayAction | December 23, 2010 3:23 PM | Report abuse

Genius guys. Got a rare gem like Banks, and you rush him back after Arthroscopic surgery? His speed is his survival. If he loses it, he's of no use to the team.

Posted by: TheCork | December 23, 2010 3:31 PM | Report abuse

Hope everybody doesn't hurt themselves jumping off the Rexwagon after he reverts back to form these last 2 games...

Posted by: Rypien11 | December 23, 2010 3:34 PM | Report abuse

BB Beeps

Posted by: TheScamp75 | December 23, 2010 3:38 PM | Report abuse

I know we're supposed to sound like we're trying our hardest to win these last few games, but I think it's okay at some point to admit that the smarter play here is to not risk your starters' health and find out what you have on your team.

Posted by: KellyInBC | December 23, 2010 5:01 PM | Report abuse

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