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Posted at 1:16 PM ET, 11/24/2010

Carlos Rogers to test injured hamstring in practice

By Barry Svrluga

Redskins cornerback Carlos Rogers, one of two starters in the secondary who missed last Sunday's game at Tennessee, said his strained hamstring feels better this week and he plans to try to practice in preparation for this week's game against Minnesota.

"Very hopeful," Rogers said Wednesday. "The hamstring's pretty good. It's better. A lot better. I ran a little bit yesterday, but that was all straight ahead. The hamstring's got a mind of its own, so you never know."

Neither Rogers nor strong safety LaRon Landry, who is dealing with a persistent Achilles' tendon problem, made the trip to Nashville for the 19-16 overtime victory against the Titans. Landry is still wearing a walking boot this week and, during a charity appearance Tuesday, he did not sound optimistic about returning against Minnesota.


Rogers said he watched Sunday's game at home, and at Redskins Park, where he came three times for treatment. Though his ability to run straight ahead without pain is encouraging, he has many more tests to pass before he is cleared to play.

"My mind would tell me yes [he could play] just from running," Rogers said. "But like I said, that's just straight ahead. Until I cut -- you know, I have to stop and start. It's different from other positions. At corner, you do so much cutting and starting and stopping. I may feel good and come out and do a wrong cut and may be out again."

The Redskins' first practice in preparation for the Vikings began around 12:20 p.m. Wednesday, and Rogers was scheduled to be on the field.

"By this time last week, I wasn't feeling this way," Rogers said. "I feel a lot better now."

By Barry Svrluga  | November 24, 2010; 1:16 PM ET
Categories:  Carlos Rogers  
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Comments

Come on CR you can do it! With Fvare out there you'll have a chance to practice your ricochets to Dhall all day long on Sunday.

Posted by: WaitingGuilty | November 24, 2010 1:23 PM | Report abuse

If I were paskinsfan17 I think I would hang it up. He could move into a dumpster and eat scraps.

Posted by: pabrian2003 | November 24, 2010 1:08 PM | Report abuse

Shut up peabrain we all know that 2003 is a shoutout to your dad and it stands for the 2003rd guy your mom slept with.

Posted by: PAskinsfan17 | November 24, 2010 1:16 PM | Report abuse

you got to suggest Portis alters his lifestyle, so I get to suggest you alter yours.

Posted by: pabrian2003 | November 24, 2010 1:25 PM | Report abuse

On Portis: "If we didn't feel good about him, we wouldn't play him," Shanahan said.

How much credibility does "Dr Shanahan" have when you read on:

Shanahan thought [Torrain would] be healthy enough to play against the Eagles. Torain tweaked his hamstring in pregame warm-ups and spent the entire night on the sidelines. [And he's out again this week with the same injury!]


Posted by: Alan4 | November 19, 2010 1:47 PM


I said it last week, and I'll say it again... DON'T LET DR. SHANAHAN MAKE THE CALL!

Posted by: Alan4 | November 24, 2010 1:29 PM | Report abuse

you got to suggest Portis alters his lifestyle, so I get to suggest you alter yours.

Posted by: pabrian2003 | November 24, 2010 1:25 PM | Report abuse

I altered your mom with some lifestyles last night.

Posted by: PAskinsfan17 | November 24, 2010 1:30 PM | Report abuse

Not to say that we won’t see CP26 in burgundy in gold again, but...

I suspect Redskins could offer CP26 an opportunity to renegotiate his contract -- because under his current deal, he would make an insanely profane amount of money if he somehow survived and made it onto the roster next season.

If he refuses to negotiate, the team will probably be forced to release him outright -- and let him test the market if he wants.

Am guessing any team could make a fair offer for him -- something in the $1 to 1.5 million per season over the next two or three years range as a base, with incentives for practicing, staying healthy, starting games, and achieving certain performance goals.

While his ego and agents will undoubtedly say he deserves so much more, people will also look at his last two consecutive seasons of 500 yards or less of offensive production -- and several weeks of dithering before finally trading roster spots for slots on the IR list.

Another complicating factor is the ever- looming possibility of a walk out/lock out -- which would be especially tough and uncompromising on overpriced veterans of a certain age and mileage.

Posted by: Vic1 | November 24, 2010 1:32 PM | Report abuse

but to me the mistake came when he was not put on IR immediately following the injury.

Posted by: kerzon417 | November 24, 2010 1:19 PM | Report abuse

Kerz and Flounder,

After the first Iggles game I posted an article from the American Journal of Sports Medicine regarding this injury.

I might not remember all the details, but of the 19 NFL players since 1994 to have had this exact injury, most came back to regular game activities after just 6 weeks, and that's without surgery. That's the same as Portis when you count the bye week, so it's not like there's no precedent for this and MS made a rash decision. Just sayin.

Posted by: RomoLongballs | November 24, 2010 1:36 PM | Report abuse

romol,

I agree with Shanny's choice they had to give it a try at somepoint.

Posted by: Flounder21 | November 24, 2010 1:42 PM | Report abuse

Alan4, would you let this guy be your doctor? Seems reasonable enough, yet suspicious...

http://blogs.westword.com/latestword/assets_c/2009/01/mike%20shanahan%20pic-thumb-154x202.jpg

How about this guy?!

"Alan4, I don't give a rat's ass about your swollen, musky groin! Get out there!!"

http://cache.gawkerassets.com/assets/images/11/2009/01/340x_shanahan.bmp

Dr. Spaceman will see you now...

Posted by: RomoLongballs | November 24, 2010 1:45 PM | Report abuse

Fortunately, the stint in rehab has done wonders for Rogers' hands.

At least two Redskin Outsiders are claiming that Rogers has been showing an almost uncanny ability of late to catch and hang onto any football thrown into his zone.

But unfortunately -- through some almost cosmologically cruel twist of fate -- he now can't run, cover opposing receivers, or even stay upright after making a cut.

Posted by: Vic1 | November 24, 2010 1:45 PM | Report abuse

My crazy early prediction for Sunday: Skins win 41-9.

I know, I know. But here's how I see it going down. It's predicated on Brandon Banks putting on a speed clinic.

Skins win the toss and defer. Minny's first drive stalls, and Banks takes the ensuing punt to the house.

Minny punts again, Skins score another TD on a drive built on several nice runs.

In the second quarter, Banks catches a bubble screen, gets into the secondary, makes a good cut and outruns a safety taking a bad angle. TD.

Minny gets 2 first half FGs. Skins up 21-6 at the half.

Banks takes the second half KO to the house. 28-6.

Late 3rd/early 4th quarter, Favre gets sloppy & DHall gets himself a pick-6.

Skins kick two second half FGs, Minny kicks one.

Final score: 41-9.


Entirely doable without any significant improvement in how we've played this year.

Posted by: freakzilla | November 24, 2010 1:45 PM | Report abuse

I want to commend deisel 44 for being a true hater. He's been a hater for a while and continues to be a hater.

He hatin on the 2nd best redskin rusher of all time. He's also a self proclaimed genius (see above).

Portis is a true tough guy hard nosed football player. It takes some hater chops to hate a player of this caliber who plays on such an unsuccessful team. But, deez44's got skills and he hate Portis.

Congrats deez44 for hatin on one of your favorite teams best players of all time.

Posted by: pabrian2003 | November 24, 2010 1:03 PM

I don't "hate" Portis. I just expect production from the highest paid RB in the history of the league. Football players are commodities and when they no longer perform, you replace them.

Had Portis lead us to a Super Bowl my handle would be CP26, southeastjerome26, etc.

I don't hate you either pabrain. Happy Turkey Day.

Posted by: Diesel44 | November 24, 2010 1:45 PM | Report abuse

Are we ever going to find a running back that picks up the blitz as well as CP again?

If only he was seven years younger....

Posted by: MyPostIDisAfake | November 24, 2010 1:48 PM | Report abuse

Another complicating factor is the ever- looming possibility of a walk out/lock out -- which would be especially tough and uncompromising on overpriced veterans of a certain age and mileage.

Posted by: Vic1 |

This raises an important point regarding the NFL labor situation. For every player, a season lost is a year of revenue-earning they will never get back because football is a young person's game. This is that much more of an issue for big-name vets, as their careers are closer to the end than the beginning. I remain hopeful that this reality, together with owners who don't want to harm the very golden goose that the NFL is right now, will contribute to a deal getting done in time for Wk 1 of the 2011 season.

Posted by: manlius1 | November 24, 2010 1:49 PM | Report abuse

I hope Cinder Block Hands is able to play this week, we're better with him. But I gotta wonder what kid of treatment he's getting that made him come three times.

Posted by: wireman65 | November 24, 2010 1:51 PM | Report abuse

Are we ever going to find a running back that picks up the blitz as well as CP again?

If only he was seven years younger....

Posted by: MyPostIDisAfake | November 24, 2010 1:48 PM

Considering CP was the best in the league for the last 10 YRs, I'll say NO.

Posted by: Diesel44 | November 24, 2010 1:51 PM | Report abuse

Portis really hasn't been any good for the last 2 years since he ran out of gas in the second half of Zorny's first year after putting on an all-pro performance in the first half. He is a tremendous blocker and that is his best strength at this point.

Posted by: periculum | November 24, 2010 1:52 PM | Report abuse

Posted by: RomoLongballs | November 24, 2010 1:36 PM

I totally understand MS's thinking, but for me he has been getting beat up playing for the Skins and thought it was a long shot for him to recover AND help the team.

Posted by: kerzon417 | November 24, 2010 1:53 PM | Report abuse

@manlius--How is this different from any other union/management impasse? Both sides are always better off by settling rather than striking/lockout. Regardless, you see plenty of impasses that can only be resolved by shutting it down for a while.

Posted by: beep-beep | November 24, 2010 1:54 PM | Report abuse

My crazy early prediction for Sunday: Skins win 41-9.


Ours is not a 'crazy' prediction:

Redskins 28

Vikings 21


Analysis:

--McNabb's play will continue to improve

--AP will, like Chris Johnson, get big yards, but not see the end zone

--running the ball at the edges of the vikes' line should bring yards

--B Orakpo will have success manhandling P Loadholdt

--P Harvin v. B Banks in the return game will be a major boost

--B Favre is the independant variable as he still can wake up Sunday morning, and become Superman #4

...and if he does, well, we might all choose to go hide in a phone booth as it might get ugly early on us...

Posted by: gimmesummoe | November 24, 2010 1:57 PM | Report abuse

we might all choose to go hide in a phone booth ...

Posted by: gimmesummoe | November 24, 2010 1:57 PM

This will involve getting in a time machine and going back to Woolworth's in 1952, just before they took out the last phone booth to put it on display in the Smithsonian. "People used these to make telephone calls in private."

Posted by: beep-beep | November 24, 2010 2:03 PM | Report abuse

deez44

I don't "hate" Portis. I just expect production from the highest paid RB in the history of the league. Football players are commodities and when they no longer perform, you replace them.

Portis' injury issues as they effect the team is why smart teams figure out a 'tipping point' with players, and release them before their production doesn't meet their contract.

The redskins are paying top dolla to a guy who hasn't complete 2 consecutive seasons.

It's time to move on from him, no matter how popular he is with the team and fanbase.

Williams and Torain have both shwon they can get yards behind the line we feature.

Let's get them going.

Posted by: gimmesummoe | November 24, 2010 2:04 PM | Report abuse

Infirmary Update Beeps

Posted by: PlayAction | November 24, 2010 2:08 PM | Report abuse

beep-beep

This will involve getting in a time machine and going back to Woolworth's in 1952, just before they took out the last phone booth to put it on display in the Smithsonian.

There are a number of things that have slipped out of the radar of daily living:

--typewriters

--'rabbitt' antennas

--cassette players/tapes

--women who prefer the Missionary position to fellatio

--transitor radios/Sony Walkmans/records/record players

--pop songs with words that you can understand and songs without the lyric, "We up in da club poppin' bottles"

--small children who actually go outside to play for hours as they know games you can play without a Wii

--movies without CGI and that are about something other than blue people or wizards

--NBA players who can hit the mid range jumper on the regular

--a boxer that everyone admires

--a book that everyone has read that you can talk about at a party or gathering

--and finally, a post from Moe that actually is thought-provoking

Posted by: gimmesummoe | November 24, 2010 2:15 PM | Report abuse

If you look at Redskins.com and check out the jerseys, you can buy and of these four for only $20:

Thomas 11
Campbell 17
Washington 53
Randle El 82

p1funk was up here earlier hallucinating that the Redskins will re-sign Devin Thomas so his jersey may cost more on Monday.

Meanwhile, there are 19 other Redskins jerseys that cost $80 right now:

McNabb 5
Kelly 12
Hall 23
Portis 26
Landry 30
Moore 41
Torain 46
Cooley 47
Horton 48
Fletcher 59
Rabach 61
Williams 71
Galloway 84
Davis 86
Moss 89
Haynesworth 92
Carriker 94
Kemoeatu 96
Orakpo 98

My question is, if you wait until opening day next year, how many of these high-priced jerseys will be moved to the bargain bin? I'm going with four: Kelly, Portis, Galloway and Haynesworth.

And, by the way, whoever decided on the list of jerseys is probably out a job for not choosing Banks or Armstrong.

Posted by: beep-beep | November 24, 2010 2:25 PM | Report abuse

--and finally, a post from Moe that actually is thought-provoking

Posted by: gimmesummoe | November 24, 2010 2:15 PM

still in style and always on display --

a post from Moe that actually is laugh-provoking

Posted by: beep-beep | November 24, 2010 2:27 PM | Report abuse

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