Redskins turn to 3 new starters
Due to a rash of injuries, safety Anderson Russell, cornerback Phillip Buchanon and guard Will Montgomery will start Sunday at Tennessee, the first start of the season for each. The Redskins listed three starters among their inactives for Sunday's game at Tennessee: right guard Artis Hicks will not play, and cornerback Carlos Rogers and safety LaRon Landry didn't even make the trip.
With Montgomery replacing Hicks, Derrick Dockery will be active Sunday for the first time since the Redskins' Week 4 game at Philadelphia.
Also inactive for the Redskins: defensive end Jeremy Jarmon, running back Ryan Torain, linebacker Perry Riley and nose tackle Anthony Bryant. John Beck will serve as the third quarterback.
Though Reed Doughty had been a dependable backup in the secondary, Russell is the player defensive coordinator Jim Haslett chose to start Sunday. Russell, who replaces Landry in the lineup, is an undrafted rookie out of Ohio State who started the year on the practice squad. He was added to the 53-man roster earlier this month and made his NFL debut Nov. 15 against Philadelphia. Doughty still could see plenty of action and would be used in dime packages.
Buchanon replaces Rogers and will play opposite of DeAngelo Hall. Second-year cornerback Kevin Barnes would likely be used in nickel packages. Barnes was active in the team's first three games of the season, though he only played on special teams in Weeks 1 and 3.
The Redskins are going with three running backs. Clinton Portis returns to the starting lineup for the first time since the team's Week 4 win at Philadelphia. Keiland Williams will be used in third-down situations and Chad Simpson will also be available.
The Titans' inactives include: wide receiver Kenny Britt, safety Vincent Fuller, safety Robert Johnson, tackle Troy Kropog, guard Ryan Durand, tight end Craig Stevens, defensive tackle Marques Douglas. Quarterback Kerry Collins will serve as Tennessee's third quarterback.
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| November 21, 2010; 11:52 AM ET
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