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Posted at 7:19 PM ET, 11/21/2010

Injury updates: Portis, Rabach, etc., etc., etc.

By Barry Svrluga

Almost every Redskins player could have been asked about some sort of injury on Sunday. Some updates:

· Clinton Portis: The marquee running back re-injured the groin that cost him five games, and Coach Mike Shanahan said it was unlikely he would play next week against Minnesota. Portis, though, is hoping it's just scar tissue and he'll be back quickly.

"Hopefully I can find out the exact problem, and find out exactly what's going on, and hopefully I'll be able to go," Portis said. "I actually felt great today. I really was coming into my zone early on and felt like it was going to be a great day, so just to have this reoccurrence, setback, it's aggravating, but when you're dealing with a groin, you've got to take the precautionary route."

Portis had five carries for 32 yards and was replaced by Keiland Williams, who had 23 carries for 68 yards.

· Casey Rabach: The starting center injured his right knee, but he couldn't offer very many specifics. He said he would have an MRI Monday.

"It's tough, because you see your team out there in a tight game and you want to be out there, you want to help your teammates, you want to be a part of it," he said. "It's real tough to sit there and watch from the sidelines."

Rabach has missed only one game in his six years with the Redskins.

· Lorenzo Alexander: The outside linebacker and special teams force suffered a hamstring injury in the first quarter while covering a punt.


"If I had to go with my gut, I would think that it's not as serious as ones I've had in the past," Alexander said. He said he pulled his hamstring a couple of years ago, but this one is lower, more toward the knee.

"I couldn't even stand on the sideline and walk around, it was so painful," Alexander said. "This one wasn't nearly as painful. ... I wanted to be smart. I didn't want to turn a week-or-two injury into the whole season."

* Anderson Russell: The rookie safety, who was due to play on defense in the absence of LaRon Landry, also suffered an injury on the punt rthat Tennessee's Marc Mariani returned for a touchdown. Russell said he would get an MRI on his knee Monday.

"Hopefully it's not really anything too serious," he said. "I didn't get hit. I was getting off a block. I went to push the guy by me, and planting on the leg, and I just felt it get weak."

That wiped out what Russell hoped would be a big day.

"I was ready to go," he said. "I've been paying attention all week in practice. I was going to be on all the special teams. It's one of those unfortunate things."

· Derrick Dockery: Inactive since Week 4, the veteran guard finally got a chance to play when Rabach went out and Will Montgomery moved over to center. But on the third play of the second quarter, Dockery went down with a knee problem. He said afterward that he believes he injured his MCL, and he, too, will have an MRI Monday.

"I was excited to get back out there," Dockery said. "I wanted to get the win. It's kind of disappointing, because I got hurt. Just got to find out the severity of the injury and move on."

* Chad Simpson: The running back and kick returner, active for the first time since Week 6, went down in pregame warm-ups while running a pass pattern.

"I planted my foot, and I just felt something pop," Simpson said. He was wearing a walking boot after the game and hobbling around on crutches.

By Barry Svrluga  | November 21, 2010; 7:19 PM ET
Categories:  Clinton Portis, Derrick Dockery, Lorenzo Alexander, Offensive line  
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No trying to be first, just the BEST.

Posted by: gimmesummoe | November 21, 2010 7:30 PM | Report abuse

"Injury updates: Portis, Rabach, etc., etc., etc."

According to DickShuttle "injuries" are code for Shanahan benching players and sending a message to the team.



Posted by: Diesel44 | November 21, 2010 7:30 PM | Report abuse

Does anyone know what our draft choices are next season?

Posted by: shanteefamilee | November 21, 2010 7:31 PM | Report abuse

Does anyone know what our draft choices are next season?

Posted by: shanteefamilee | November 21, 2010 7:31 PM

I know when we pick 1st, 2nd, 5th, 6th, 7th. Who we will take is anyone's guess.

Posted by: Diesel44 | November 21, 2010 7:34 PM | Report abuse

Does anyone know what our draft choices are next season?

Posted by: shanteefamilee | November 21, 2010 7:31 PM |

1,2,5,6,7

I thought the 4th for JC was 2012 but the site I was looking at said it was this year.

Posted by: Flounder21 | November 21, 2010 7:35 PM | Report abuse

All I know is this fan is very grateful that the Redskins players didn't quit on the season as quickly as some of the fans did this week.

Hail!

Posted by: Barno1 | November 21, 2010 7:35 PM | Report abuse

shanteefamilee

Does anyone know what our draft choices are next season?

You are presenting the best question at the worst time.

I'd say we'll have to wait for the dust of the season to settle as some of our picks are 'conditional' and others, simply gone in order to acquire McNabb and J Brown.

The early news is that, as usual, we're going into the draft without a bevy of picks.

Some of our issues--like receivers--could be resolved in FA.

But as for our obvious needs on both the defensive and offensive lines, what few picks we got must go in their general direction.

Posted by: gimmesummoe | November 21, 2010 7:36 PM | Report abuse

This is interesting I did not know we would be getting a pick from New Orleans.

When the Redskins traded for Donovan McNabb from the Eagles, they traded either a 3rd round choice or a 4th round choice based upon whether A) the Redskins win 9 games in 2010, B) the Redskins make the playoffs in 2010, or C) McNabb is selected to the Pro Bowl in 2010. If one of the three conditions above comes true, the Eagles will receive the 3rd round choice, else, they will receive the 4th round choice.

When the Redskins traded for Jamaal Brown from the Saints, the compensation will be either a 3rd or 4th round choice. If the Redskins send the Eagles their 3rd round choice for McNabb, they will send their 4th round choice to the Saints for Brown. If the Redskins send the Eagles their 4th round choice for McNabb, they will send their 3rd round choice to the Saints for Brown.

Based on whether the Saints receive a 3rd or 4th round choice, they will send a choice to the Redskins. If the Saints receive the 3rd round choice they will send the Redskins their 5th round choice. If the Saints receive the Redskins 4th round choice they will send the Redskins either their 6th or 7th round choice. The decision of what round, 6th or 7th, will be made after the season.

Posted by: Flounder21 | November 21, 2010 7:39 PM | Report abuse


All I know is this fan is very grateful that the Redskins players didn't quit on the season as quickly as some of the fans did this week.

Hail!

Posted by: Barno1 | November 21, 2010 7:35 PM |

awhhh, isn't that cute

do I hear circus music ?

Posted by: hessone | November 21, 2010 7:41 PM | Report abuse

I thought the 4th for JC was 2012 but the site I was looking at said it was this year.

Posted by: Flounder21 | November 21, 2010 7:35 PM |

Speaking of JC, boy he sure got his balls stepped on. Where's that d0uche peabrain and his man love?

Posted by: scampbell1975 | November 21, 2010 7:43 PM | Report abuse

Speaking of JC, boy he sure got his balls stepped on. Where's that d0uche peabrain and his man love?


Posted by: scampbell1975 | November 21, 2010 7:43 PM |

He got benched again peabrain is probably at his house giving him so encouragment.

Posted by: Flounder21 | November 21, 2010 7:46 PM | Report abuse

Posted by: Flounder21 | November 21, 2010 7:39 PM

I hope there's no test after reading that post.

I'll just wait for the season to end to see how our draft situation shakes out.

And given our needs (o and d lines/receiver/free safety), trading our of round one to acquire more mid round picks would be great.

Posted by: gimmesummoe | November 21, 2010 7:48 PM | Report abuse

How about Banks across the middle?

Posted by: scampbell1975 | November 21, 2010 7:54 PM | Report abuse

Todays game is perfect illustration on why we Redskins fan get so annoyed at this team. They have 3 road wins vs Chicago(7-3), Philly(6-3) and Tenn(5-5) yet can not win at Detroit or St. Louis.

When will Danny Smith be held accountable for his sub par special teams. Todays performance was a 22 yd punt, 87 yd kick return, and 2 missed fg. When a team plays close games, like we do except in last weeks whipping, Special teams is a key factor, yet this guy slides on by..WHY!

When 61 went out there was no on happier then me and 5. casey is a nice guy i assume, but he couldnt block me and the 7 dwarfs. Anyone else notice that there wasnt as much pressure up the middle. Wil played ok, and he isnt a great player, but his average-ness was better then 61's best.

Someone send a Memo to 41 to tackle. he has proven that in the open field he is borderline retarded. Today he could have made the tackle at the 50, instead he chest bumps Washington, and Tenn gets a cheap fg? Can Barnes play safety?

With all that said, its amazing we are 5-5 and still have a shot at 9 wins. Im not saying playoffs because this team has real holes. Hopefully chilly will stick with Farve and we will have a target that can't move!

Posted by: dpshultzfam | November 21, 2010 7:55 PM | Report abuse

Hopefully chilly will stick with Farve and we will have a target that can't move!

Posted by: dpshultzfam | November 21, 2010 7:55 PM |

Screw that. Tarvaris blows bloated hog nuts.

Posted by: scampbell1975 | November 21, 2010 7:58 PM | Report abuse

So? Meteor? or the Ginas?

Posted by: scampbell1975 | November 21, 2010 8:04 PM | Report abuse

dpshultzfam

Now you can blame Smith for the PR for a TD, should have told the punter to kick it out of bounds.

But the 22 yard boot and the missed FG's are on the players not the coach.

Posted by: alex35332 | November 21, 2010 8:07 PM | Report abuse

Punt return TD is not Smith's fault. Anderson Russel and Lorenzo Alexander had contain to the outside and both got injured on the play. Nothing coaching can do to change that. We were playing 9 on 11 that play.

Posted by: psps23 | November 21, 2010 8:17 PM | Report abuse

How about Banks across the middle?

Posted by: scampbell1975 | November 21, 2010 7:54 PM

Loved it. Banks can't make a living doing that, but by putting it on tape he'll help his game.

Posted by: TWISI | November 21, 2010 8:19 PM | Report abuse

Punt return TD is not Smith's fault. Anderson Russel and Lorenzo Alexander had contain to the outside and both got injured on the play. Nothing coaching can do to change that. We were playing 9 on 11 that play.

Posted by: psps23 | November 21, 2010 8:17 PM

Except for the fact that they had an illegal formation on the play before. That shouldn't happen. That's on Danny Smith.

Oh and beeps (new post)

Posted by: Diesel44 | November 21, 2010 8:20 PM | Report abuse

Today showed what a little creative thinking can do. True, it was forced on the coaches, but I think we learned today that:
1) Either 63 or 68 is an improvement at center.
2) Banks will not disintegrate into a thousand pieces if he catches a pass where defenders are lurking.
3) Heyer may have discovered guard is where he actually belongs, much like Robert Gallery in Oakland.
4) James Davis needs to be active this time tomorrow, same with Terence Austin. Throw in Cook or Capers for good measure.

Posted by: NAVContractor | November 21, 2010 9:03 PM | Report abuse

Today showed what a little creative thinking can do. True, it was forced on the coaches, but I think we learned today that:
1) Either 63 or 68 is an improvement at center.
2) Banks will not disintegrate into a thousand pieces if he catches a pass where defenders are lurking.
3) Heyer may have discovered guard is where he actually belongs, much like Robert Gallery in Oakland.
4) James Davis needs to be active this time tomorrow, same with Terence Austin. Throw in Cook or Capers for good measure.

Posted by: NAVContractor | November 21, 2010 9:03 PM


AND CUT 84 AND 87 IMMEDIATELY TO MAKE ROOM FOR THIS!

Posted by: artsnsportz | November 22, 2010 5:31 AM | Report abuse

As a tribute to the folks who ended up on
the Offensive Line due to injury to the starters, they should be grandfathered in as the starters against the Vikings. Not
only to say thanks, but because they performed better, especially at Center. They all played with heart and focused on
the job-at-hand. Too, Banks needs to be out there on Offense as well.

Posted by: DeployedFan | November 22, 2010 9:32 AM | Report abuse

It really shows you are the oldest team in the league when we have so many injuries. The main focus of this team next year should be getting younger guys in FA and not going for older washed up guys. I think for sure Rabach, Dockery, Hayesworth, Carter, Daniels,Sellers, Galloway, RWilliams, Holiday, and Kemoatu are gone. Guys that could be gone are CP,Doughty, Horton, McIntosh, Rogers, and Buchanan. I expect a big year in Free agency but hopefully we just don't throw money at 2 or 3 big name players. We need to spread the wealth around and get quality players to fill our needs, then hope that our 1st round and 2nd round picks can either start or make major contributions like our 2 picks the past two years have.

Posted by: avbanig | November 22, 2010 9:58 AM | Report abuse

A healthy Rabach is not as good as Montgomery. Which means that an injured Rabach will start against the Vikings. Heyer was decent in pass protection at guard. Cook should get some reps at left guard. Banks is a football player.

Posted by: coparker5 | November 22, 2010 1:00 PM | Report abuse

We gotta keep moving. Move Heyer to guard if he is better. Rabach,Portis,Dockery,Simpson to IR and promote some of the young practice squad guys. Get Galloway out of there as well!

Posted by: SkinzNWiz | November 22, 2010 1:19 PM | Report abuse

We gotta keep moving. Move Heyer to guard if he is better. Rabach,Portis,Dockery,Simpson to IR and promote some of the young practice squad guys. Get Galloway out of there as well!

Posted by: SkinzNWiz | November 22, 2010 1:20 PM | Report abuse

We gotta keep moving. Move Heyer to guard if he is better. Rabach,Portis,Dockery,Simpson to IR and promote some of the young practice squad guys. Get Galloway out of there as well!

Posted by: SkinzNWiz | November 22, 2010 1:20 PM | Report abuse

Simpson & Russell have been placed on the Injured reserve list.

Practice squad player, RB James Davis has been placed on the active roster.

Posted by: Defund_NPR | November 22, 2010 4:18 PM | Report abuse

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