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Posted at 3:42 PM ET, 11/22/2010

Chad Simpson, Anderson Russell to IR

By Rick Maese

Update: 6:55 p.m.: The Redskins said center Casey Rabach suffered a torn medial collateral ligament in his right knee, not a second-degree meniscus tear, as coach Mike Shanahan said earlier in the day. Rabach's status for Sunday's game is unclear.


The Redskins placed safety Anderson Russell, who made his NFL debut Sunday, and running back Chad Simpson on the injured reserve list Monday. Coach Mike Shanahan moved quickly to fill one of the openings, promoting running back James Davis from the practice squad, and said he'll likely sign a safety with the other spot.

Shanahan also provided injury updates for several of the players who were hurt in Sunday's 19-16 overtime win at Tennessee. He said the team is still awaiting MRI results for running back Clinton Portis, who aggravated his groin in the first half. Shanahan also said that running back Ryan Torain will likely miss Sunday's game against Minnesota.

As for his defensive backs, Shanahan said he was 98 percent certain that safety LaRon Landry will miss a second straight game this weekend because of a lingering Achilles injury. He also wasn't certain whether cornerback Carlos Rogers (hamstring) would be ready to return.

As for linebackers Lorenzo Alexander (hamstring) and Rocky McIntosh (groin), Shanahan said both were sore Monday and he wouldn't know their status until they report for practice Wednesday.

Shanahan said center Casey Rabach suffered a second-degree tear in his meniscus. He wasn't certain whether Rabach would be available Sunday. Artis Hicks, who missed Sunday's game with a thigh injury, also appears to be questionable for this weekend's game.

Defensive end Jeremy Jarmon (hamstring) seems to be doubtful this week, after aggravating his injury in practice last week. But Brian Orakpo, Santana Moss and Kedric Golston, who all suffered minor injures in Sunday's win, appear to be healthy enough to fully practice this week, he said.

Shanahan also confirmed that the injury bug stretched beyond the roster in Sunday's game. Eric Steward, the team's associate athletic trainer, injured his MCL at halftime trying to treat all the injured players, and is undergoing an MRI.

By Rick Maese  | November 22, 2010; 3:42 PM ET
Categories:  Carlos Rogers, Clinton Portis, LaRon Landry, Lorenzo Alexander  
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Comments

I was reading somewhere Landry isnt really hurt and is in shannys doghouse...anyone else hear anything like this?

Posted by: zjenks | November 22, 2010 3:31 PM | Report abuse

"I've been critical of Portis in the past,"
- Critical? You've been a total a whole hater punk hipocrit gossiping cry baby beach!

"but I really admire his approach this season."
- Maybe someday we will admire your approach to your job, but so far NOT!

"if Portis has played his last game, he has distinguished himself with his commitment to the game, and his teammates, in his final season."
- He distinguished himself as a rookie and every season after you arrogant doosh, try distinguishuing yourself.


Posted by: pabrian2003 | November 22, 2010 1:57 PM | Report abuse

Posted by: pabrian2003 | November 22, 2010 3:35 PM | Report abuse

I was reading somewhere Landry isnt really hurt and is in shannys doghouse...anyone else hear anything like this?

Posted by: zjenks | November 22, 2010 3:31 PM |

It came from a poster on this site, so it has no merrit why would he be in Shanny's dog house for giving up a TD to DJ no saftey in the league can cover him.

Posted by: Flounder21 | November 22, 2010 3:35 PM | Report abuse

James davis runs a lot like stephen davis; finds a hole and quickly accelerates through second gear to get in the defensive backfield. I know it looks bad that the last name in the same (terell davis anyone?) but honestly they remind me of each other.


James davis may be more of the physical one-cut running type but they look a lot alike. Here he is a Clemson:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TeovxDqZYyA

Posted by: monkeymayonaise | November 22, 2010 3:36 PM | Report abuse

Hail to you, James Davis, and the winged unicorn you're riding to the stadium on Sunday.

Posted by: NateinthePDX | November 22, 2010 3:27 PM


Nate, it's a winged unicorn in BATTLE ARMOR.

And it's cuffs have also been taken off.

Posted by: freakzilla | November 22, 2010 3:36 PM | Report abuse

Loved Shanahan's answer if Will Montgomery could play center even if Casey is healthy. I bet they at least consider it. If anything else, it helps their long term strategy for improving this line next year.

Posted by: Devo2 | November 22, 2010 3:19 PM |

devo,

As you know Shanny is never going to anwser a question like that, but I think he knows what he is going to do.

Posted by: Flounder21 | November 22, 2010 3:21 PM | Report abuse

The humor was how he reacted to the idiot reporter who asked it as if Shanny would provide an answer.

Posted by: Devo2 | November 22, 2010 3:37 PM | Report abuse

as much as I like torian, and want him to succeed with the team, he's got some history buiding as far as his fragility is concerned....

Posted by: BeantownGreg1 | November 22, 2010 3:37 PM | Report abuse

As much as he takes crap on this board Heyer is a quality backup at either tackle position.

Agreed.

And as a guard, he played well considering you'd think his height and length would make him an easy target for bulky interior defensive linemen.

And btw: the issues at right guard all flow back to Mike Williams' not being healthy this year.

If Williams had been healthy, much of the conversation about back ups at guard would be moot.

It only goes to show how one guy's absence effects an entire unit

Posted by: MistaMoe | November 22, 2010 3:40 PM | Report abuse

Another hungry young running back playing for a payday...I like it.

I think Davis shows us some things on Sunday.

Posted by: iH8dallas | November 22, 2010 3:41 PM | Report abuse

Hail to you, James Davis, and the winged unicorn you're riding to the stadium on Sunday.

Posted by: NateinthePDX | November 22, 2010 3:27 PM

LOL, Nate! Same beast that so man have flown in on: Marcus Mason, Quinton Ganther, Marko Mitchell, Colt Brennan, Nehemiah Broughton.

Fly in on the unicorn, sneak out on the Greyhound. And you don't even need a pat-down before getting on the unicorn.

Posted by: beep-beep | November 22, 2010 3:43 PM | Report abuse

I think Davis shows us some things on Sunday.

Posted by: iH8dallas | November 22, 2010 3:41 PM

If he doesn't put himself on IR in warm ups. Man, what a way to start an NFL career. Get off the winged unicorn and it steps on your foot.

Posted by: beep-beep | November 22, 2010 3:48 PM | Report abuse

Hail to you, James Davis, and the winged unicorn you're riding to the stadium on Sunday.

Posted by: NateinthePDX | November 22, 2010 3:27 PM


Nate, it's a winged unicorn in BATTLE ARMOR.

And it's cuffs have also been taken off.

Posted by: freakzilla

Everyone knows James Davis rides a liger.

Posted by: Kenbeatrizz | November 22, 2010 3:48 PM | Report abuse

They have a safety on the practice squad but I think they look outside for a replacement.

Shanny said they are definatley looking at Safety to fill the open roster spot.

Anyone know who might be out there?

Posted by: Flounder21 | November 22, 2010 3:49 PM | Report abuse

Yup, read that on RI so it must be true.

Posted by: wireman65 | November 22, 2010 3:49 PM | Report abuse

The more I look at this James Davis guy on the limited film I have of him, the more I like the dude. I know the utube vid is all his highlights, but his running style is perfect for Shanahannahahananahan's zone scheme it would seem.

Make the first guy miss, accelerate through the hole, find second and third gear quickly, good field vision, size...unless he is made of porcelain or has personality issues, of course, we could be seeing a lot of this dude.

Posted by: monkeymayonaise | November 22, 2010 3:49 PM | Report abuse

He's (Clinton Portis) has been such a key component of this team's offense and such a football warrior for so long that he gets a pass from me for now on calling him "done".


Portis has missed huge chunks of the past two seasons.

He might not be done as a football player.

But, for the best interest of the team, he should be done.

We need to get around to auditioning his replacement.

Nothing against him personally, just that there's a tipping point with athletes where holding on to them hurts the team for the long term.

Posted by: MistaMoe | November 22, 2010 2:43 PM | Report abuse
_______

You're certainly right in that we need to find his replacement, be it Torain, Williams, Davis, or someone else. But for right now, this season, if CP is healthy I still say that he will help the team more than the other RBs we have, and until we get our 7th loss, this season still has hope, so my vote would be to keep rolling with him for now.

Posted by: skinsfan713 | November 22, 2010 3:52 PM | Report abuse

James Davis, and the winged unicorn you're riding to the stadium on Sunday.


Sarcastic point-taken.

And given the way the Shanahans operate, it would properly take an injury to K Williams for Davis to even get on the field to get the carries a back like him needs to get into a 'flow'.

Posted by: MistaMoe | November 22, 2010 3:52 PM | Report abuse

I tire of the "Shannahan never won anything until he had Elway" bull-jive.

Why doesn't anyone ever say that Elway got straight up trucked in SB's until he got paired with Shanny?

I mean, if that's a fact, tell me, am I lying?

Posted by: Personal_Fowl | November 22, 2010 3:53 PM | Report abuse

bring back ray brown!

Posted by: goose33 | November 22, 2010 4:00 PM | Report abuse

Wow, even the trainer got hurt. True body-bagII game.

Posted by: dlhaze1 | November 22, 2010 4:01 PM | Report abuse

Who the hell are all these players? I've never heard of any of them. Chad Simpson? Anderson Russell? Huh? Sigh. I miss RI.

Posted by: PDiddy | November 22, 2010 4:01 PM | Report abuse

bring back ray brown!

Posted by: goose33 | November 22, 2010 4:00 PM |

No thanks,

Posted by: Flounder21 | November 22, 2010 4:01 PM | Report abuse

I know this has nothing to do with this season but has anyone heard any Malcolm Kelly updates of any kind recently? Is he spending time with the team?

Posted by: NYSkinsFan1 | November 22, 2010 4:04 PM | Report abuse

Yup, read that on RI so it must be true.


There are other things to be learned from reading RI on a regular basis:

--exaggeration is always better than the truth

--cut and pasted facts used out of context win more arguments than honest rhetoric

--ignorance of some claim you've made is the best defense when it's been proven wrong

--politics only matters when the people you disagree with aren't in power

--there are more bloggas the week after a win

Which is why today, this place seems so crowded.

And empty all at the same time.


Posted by: MistaMoe | November 22, 2010 4:05 PM | Report abuse

Make the first guy miss, accelerate through the hole, find second and third gear quickly, good field vision, size...unless he is made of porcelain or has personality issues, of course, we could be seeing a lot of this dude.

Posted by: monkeymayonaise | November 22, 2010 3:49 PM |

If it were like you make it sound then the dude wouldn't be languishing on the PS, waiting for an injury opp. RB is one of the Skins weak spots. If you are a team like Indy that relies primarily on passing then having a weak running game isn't the burden it is for a team like the Skins who have only one legit WR and a shaky OL.

Posted by: TubularBells | November 22, 2010 4:06 PM | Report abuse

I know this has nothing to do with this season but has anyone heard any Malcolm Kelly updates of any kind recently? Is he spending time with the team?

Posted by: NYSkinsFan1 | November 22, 2010 4:04 PM |

He's 100% healthy and with the team he can't practice or play do to the rules.

Posted by: Flounder21 | November 22, 2010 4:07 PM | Report abuse

Man the Vikings are in worse shape than the Redskins...makes me nervous for the Skins.

This is exactly the game we historically lose.

Posted by: CheyenneWY | November 22, 2010 4:11 PM | Report abuse

Can't believe I forgot PDiddy in the old school recall last thread. Apologies. What stories . . .

Posted by: stevie_in_gp | November 22, 2010 4:12 PM | Report abuse

No, I do get it. I'm just not willing to write him off yet without getting the full extent of his injury. He's been such a key component of this team's offense and such a football warrior for so long that he gets a pass from me for now on calling him "done".

Posted by: skinsfan713 | November 22, 2010 2:37 PM | Report abuse


"For now"?

He's been getting passes for 2 years.

"He gets a pass"?

What does that mean?

It's the same backwards logic with folks like you:

"He's been a warrior for so many years!"

Maybe you should tell that to his detached groin. Maybe you should have used that argument to counter-act the concussion that knocked him out for half a season.

If only physical wear-tear would obey our emotionally drive commands to keep the warrior on the field...

You keep the candle lit for CP's groin...I'll be watching to see what James Davis can give us on Sunday.


Posted by: p1funk | November 22, 2010 4:17 PM | Report abuse

apparently we have a lot of clemson fans on here, i havent really seen Davis much, though ill watch the link yall posted

for the record i cant stand clemson and that arrogant orange they wear thinking they should win the nat title every year, but if dude can play well for the Skins i really dont give a f where he's from


Posted by: retroskins14 | November 22, 2010 4:17 PM | Report abuse

Practice beeps.

Posted by: wireman65 | November 22, 2010 4:19 PM | Report abuse

"arrogant orange??"

That's quality humor right there. THAT'S why I read RI so religiously.

and Clemson thinks they should win the national title each year? Who knew?

(you gotta be a Gamecocks fan, right, retro?)

Posted by: stevie_in_gp | November 22, 2010 4:20 PM | Report abuse

Childress is officially a goner. No shock there. I just wonder how fired up the players are going to be this week, to come out and impress their new coach. Apparently a lot of them hated Childress.

Posted by: NYPDee | November 22, 2010 4:35 PM | Report abuse

Terps all day

haha

Posted by: retroskins14 | November 22, 2010 4:35 PM | Report abuse

Hey Jason,

Did anyone ask if all the injuries were due to the poor field conditions? It looked aweful. No one seemed to be able to get proper footing.

Posted by: pmaddeng | November 22, 2010 4:49 PM | Report abuse

Portis, Johnson, Porter, Torain, Williams, Simpson, and now Davis.

This Shanahan zone blocking offense (just like it did in Denver) seems to go through running backs as quickly as Krusty goes through nicotine patches.

Why would this team EVER invest in a back again? It should just be about keeping enough roster spots available to keep a six man platoon available at all times.

I noticed that Darrell Young is starting to get some carries ... which is good ... but they might need to move him back to linebacker.

Posted by: dcsween | November 22, 2010 4:54 PM | Report abuse

--exaggeration is always better than the truth

Posted by: MistaMoe | November 22, 2010 4:05 PM

Watch it there, Moe. Hyperbole is destroying this country!

Posted by: dcsween | November 22, 2010 5:00 PM | Report abuse

FRED SMOOOOOOOT ... sign him.

Posted by: destewar | November 22, 2010 5:37 PM | Report abuse

Quinton Demps is still out there waiting for a team, pretty good free safety whom I believe has overcome his injuries and could be the answer for depth.

Posted by: gwjuniors | November 22, 2010 5:57 PM | Report abuse

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