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Posted at 3:08 PM ET, 12/29/2010

Rogers sits out practice

By Jason Reid

Cornerback Carlos Rogers (calf) sat out practice but outside linebacker Brian Orakpo (groin) did participate, Coach Mike Shanahan said Wednesday after practice.

"That's day by day," Shanahan said of Rogers's calf. "Everybody else practiced today and should be able to go."

Rogers missed the second half of Sunday's victory over Jacksonville. He also sat out three games in the second half of the schedule because of hamstring problems.

Orakpo sat out the last game. The second-year linebacker leads the Redskins with 8 ½ sacks but has been held without a sack since Week 12 against Minnesota.

Safety Reed Doughty (concussion) also did not play against the Jaguars. With safety Kareem Moore assigned to the season-ending injured reserve Wednesday, the Redskins would benefit from Doughty's experience against the New York Giants.

Updated 4:30 p.m.

In addition to Rogers and Orakpo, two Redskins were limited in practice on Wednesday: receiver Brandon Banks (knee) and safety Macho Harris (hip), according to the daily injury report.

In preparation for the season finale Sunday at FedEx Field, the Giants were without receiver Hakeem Nicks (toe), cornerback Wil Blackmon (knee), center Shaun O'Hara (foot/Achilles), safety Antrel Rolle (ankle), defensive end Justin Tuck (chest), running back Ahmad Bradshaw (ankle), defensive tackle Chris Canty (neck), defensive end Dave Tollefson (knee) and cornerback Corey Webster (ribs).

Defensive end Osi Umenyiora (knee) and safety Brian Jackson (knee) were both limited for New York.

By Jason Reid  | December 29, 2010; 3:08 PM ET
Categories:  Carlos Rogers  
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Comments

Keeping Rex on next year is the smartest thing this team could do.

We're drafting a 1st round QB anyway, so he can learn from Rex the first 6-7 games or so.

Posted by: iH8dallas | December 29, 2010 3:04 PM |

That's right. Additionally, any value he possesses lies in his knowledge of Shanny Jr's offensive scheme(s). That means there won't be any teams begging for Rexy's services so we should be able to re-sign him at the lowest-end of the NFL backup QB pay scale.

I never saw him as a bona fide starter but you have to admit, as a backup, he doesn't suck.

Anyone who wants a preview of Cam Newton? Picture the performance of Webb last night but picture him bigger (6'6", 245) and faster with a comparable arm and better accuracy.

I am of the opinion that Webb's play last night ruined Mc5's chances of going to the 'Vikes while simultaneously raising the intrigue-level of Newton.

Posted by: Personal_Fowl | December 29, 2010 3:14 PM | Report abuse

This is yet another misleading statement from coach Shannahan. We all know some players tweak a hammy and need to miss a day. Some experience a major hit to the head and need to miss a day. Others still might get stepped on during a game and need to miss a day.

The gig is up. Just admit that CR22 experienced pain in a part of his body that almost never gets any action during games and needs to rest.....


his hands.

Posted by: Personal_Fowl | December 29, 2010 3:25 PM | Report abuse

Anyone else realize that Graham Gano tied an NFL record for 3 overtime kicks for wins?

A F'n record setter is what we have!!


Also another tid bit of information I found interesting. Go look at the league leading receivers and see who leads for YAC.

Posted by: gatorskinz2000 | December 29, 2010 3:26 PM | Report abuse

PF: No on Cam Newton. He doesn't play in a pro-style offense, he's only had one solid year, and there is still quite a bit to be learned about him. He's been dominant this year because he's bigger and more mobile than most of the opposition, but playing in the big leagues where the majority of the guys are big and mobile will diminish the attributes that have contributed most greatly to his current success.

The key to success as an NFL QB is the ability to read a defense and make quick, wise decisions. Cam Newton hasn't been in enough situations yet that test his abilities in this area.

The best fit for him will be a team with a solid starter already in place, where he can come in and be a backup for three years and learn to be an NFL QB.

He doesn't fit the mold of what the Redskins need.

As for Webb being a preview of Cam Newtwon, there is very little film on Webb, to date. New QBs often have early success because opponents haven't yet had a chance to study them and their tendencies. I was cheering him on last night and thoroughly enjoyed watching the Eagles get beat down, but wait until next year when teams have had a chance to study Webb, and see if he's able to have the same amount of success then (assuming the Vikes make him their #1).

Posted by: freakzilla | December 29, 2010 3:31 PM | Report abuse

@ Scamp

Dude had a good run but let's not delude ourselves into thinking he ever was, is or could be "the answer."

He was signed at a veteran minimum, non-guaranteed, one-year contract to take some snaps in the exhibition season.

He was never meant to do much more than push Campbell -- and maybe back up McNabb.

He was lucky and grateful to get a payday -- for one more season of holding a clipboard.

But also figure things: If Kyle weren’t here and under Daddy’s ever-loving protection, does anyone really think “Sexy Rexy” would have survived the pre-season?

Posted by: Vic1 | December 29, 2010 3:01 PM |

Show me anywhere in my post that I claimed or even eluded to Rex being the answer. Don't think for a moment that I go from one extreme to the other as you have. It's not all or nothing with me. I never have nor will I ever think Rex is the answer. I simply think that McNabb is gone this year and Rex is nothing more than a stopgap next year to either Beck (if the Shanny's think he can be the answer) or some other QB not yet named (from either FA or a draft.) You need to stop thinking in absolutes. Just because I don't think he's gone next year doesn't mean I think he is the answer nor do I believe the Shanny's think he is the answer.

Posted by: scampbell1975 | December 29, 2010 3:32 PM | Report abuse

Has anyone mentioned yet that the victory against the Jags was the first time the Redskins put up at least 20 points in a win this season? Not with Donovan, but Rex......REX!!!

IT'S A SIGN!!!

Posted by: MyPostIDisAfake | December 29, 2010 3:14 PM |

Yeah, a sign that Mc5 sucks big sweaty donkey nuts.

Posted by: Personal_Fowl | December 29, 2010 3:33 PM | Report abuse

rex... this is a big game for you...
Another win and you continue to move the Skin's Draft position further away from the Lucks, Mallets, and Newtons etc....

wtf.. put Beck in and see what he can do at true NFL game speed. Rex will be back next year, anyway.

Posted by: onanygivensunday | December 29, 2010 3:35 PM | Report abuse

I never saw him as a bona fide starter but you have to admit, as a backup, he doesn't suck.

Posted by: Personal_Fowl | December 29, 2010 3:14 PM

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Agree. As a back-up, he's serviceable.

He also seems to have a calming effect on the current offensive coordinator -- who appears more than willing to support Rex by calling plays that are somewhat better suited to his individual skills -- which some might regard as a welcome improvement over forcing other players to change and adapt their heretofore highly successful playing skills to execute Kyle’s unassailable system.

Posted by: Vic1 | December 29, 2010 3:37 PM | Report abuse

He also seems to have a calming effect on the current offensive coordinator -- who appears more than willing to support Rex by calling plays that are somewhat better suited to his individual skills -- which some might regard as a welcome improvement over forcing other players to change and adapt their heretofore highly successful playing skills to execute Kyle’s unassailable system.


Posted by: Vic1 | December 29, 2010 3:37 PM |

BS the plays are the same and again i ask you how do you know that KS wasn't calling plays for DM5.

I have an example the shuffle pass thats not in KS's playbook yet they ran that with DM5 because he ran it all the time in Philly. I haven't seen Rex get the play call and I didn't see it early in the season.

What are DM5 strengths rollouts those were called for him all the time, screen passes those have been called to much in my mind.

Dude just admit that DM5 was playing bad and got benched stop hating, you know that the offense has looked better the last two weeks especially in the red zone.

Posted by: Flounder21 | December 29, 2010 3:43 PM | Report abuse

Sorry that should be shovel pass

Posted by: Flounder21 | December 29, 2010 3:46 PM | Report abuse

PF: No on Cam Newton. He doesn't play in a pro-style offense, he's only had one solid year, and there is still quite a bit to be learned about him. He's been dominant this year because he's bigger and more mobile than most of the opposition, but playing in the big leagues where the majority of the guys are big and mobile will diminish the attributes that have contributed most greatly to his current success.

The key to success as an NFL QB is the ability to read a defense and make quick, wise decisions. Cam Newton hasn't been in enough situations yet that test his abilities in this area.

The best fit for him will be a team with a solid starter already in place, where he can come in and be a backup for three years and learn to be an NFL QB.

He doesn't fit the mold of what the Redskins need.

As for Webb being a preview of Cam Newtwon, there is very little film on Webb, to date. New QBs often have early success because opponents haven't yet had a chance to study them and their tendencies. I was cheering him on last night and thoroughly enjoyed watching the Eagles get beat down, but wait until next year when teams have had a chance to study Webb, and see if he's able to have the same amount of success then (assuming the Vikes make him their #1).

Posted by: freakzilla | December 29, 2010 3:31 PM |

I'm going to push back on your statement regarding no on Cam Newton. The guy would have erased history regarding Tebow had he not been expelled from UF. So, all he did was go to a middle of the road JuCo and single handedly win their national championship before landing at Auburn. He has shown he can make EVERY throw, accurately by the way. He's completing passes at a ridiculous 70% clip. His QB rating this year is 188. One-freaking-eighty-eight! He's won a ton of games and mostly because of him and not other players.

So the dude doesn't play in a pro-style offense? B-F-D!

Heath Schuler played a pro-style offense, how'd that work out. Jimmy Clausen played a pro-style offense at ND. You want him? I don't. This kid has every tool and if you get him on board and learning the system for at least a full year, WATCH OUT.

The thing is, the 'Skins aren't going to be good next year and maybe even the year after that. The only 3 QB's the Skins CANNOT pass on are Luck - who won't be there - Newton and Mallet. Locker is another Matt Linart, screw him. When a stud QB stays in college they way those 2 did, it's because they know they can't play and still have some delusion that they'll improve with one more year.

If Newton is there when they 'Skins are on the clock, he's going to be picked.

Book me and save the post. If I'm wrong, I'll take the entire forum to a steak dinner.

Posted by: Personal_Fowl | December 29, 2010 3:52 PM | Report abuse

Beep Beep

Ganno.

Posted by: edvar | December 29, 2010 3:52 PM | Report abuse

"I believe there is tension between Donovan and Kyle that's rooted in the fact that Donovan has suggested modifications to Kyle's offense based on intricacies Donovan has learned in his NFL career," McNabb's agent, Fletcher Smith III, said in the statement to Redskins beat reporters and national NFL writers.

"For example, Donovan has asked all year that the team run more screen passes to help manage the pass rush more effectively. Ironically, Kyle decided to employ Donovan's suggestions after he unceremoniously benched him on Sunday."

Posted by: Vic1 | December 29, 2010 3:53 PM | Report abuse

He also seems to have a calming effect on the current offensive coordinator -- who appears more than willing to support Rex by calling plays that are somewhat better suited to his individual skills -- which some might regard as a welcome improvement over forcing other players to change and adapt their heretofore highly successful playing skills to execute Kyle’s unassailable system.


Posted by: Vic1 | December 29, 2010 3:37 PM |

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true.. DM5 wasnt Kyle's pick. And Kyle never adjusted his Offense to DM5. He wanted DM to learn and adapt to his System. Kyle pretty much admitted this after yanking DM5 in the Lions game. Great coaches adapt to the strengths of their inherited personnel and Kyle never bothered.. He just waited until the season was lost and he could justify starting his QB he brought with him.
DM5 was in a no-win situation.

Posted by: onanygivensunday | December 29, 2010 3:55 PM | Report abuse

Uh-oh, time to sign off for the last time in 2010. I see the 'All Every And Anything Shanahan' brigade his arrived with all it's splendor and are proudly fluttering their burgundy & gold colors to boot.


Have a great New Year's Eve, and New Year, everyone!

Posted by: RedDMV | December 29, 2010 3:55 PM | Report abuse

Drafting a qb is a good idea, but only after we rebuild the O and D lines and upgrade the linebackers. The defense is too slow to beat a playoff team and the O line is awful.

Posted by: jjredskins | December 30, 2010 9:04 AM | Report abuse

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