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Posted at 11:52 AM ET, 11/21/2010

Redskins turn to 3 new starters

By Rick Maese

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.

Join Cindy Boren over at the Earle Lead for some fubball talk:

By Rick Maese  | November 21, 2010; 11:52 AM ET
Categories:  Carlos Rogers, Clinton Portis, LaRon Landry  
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What happened to TA? Didn't RI break the news that he would be promoted to the 53 man roster?

Should have known it was not true since it was not broken elsewhere...or even mentioned elsewhere for that matter.

Skins win big today 24-21.

Posted by: kerzon417 | November 21, 2010 12:04 PM | Report abuse

Good day to try some trickeration. It's a blue moon tonight, the looney wards and the police stations will be rockin'!! Go-go musicians will take over the city streets and the ghettos will be rowdy!! LET THE BUDWEISER FLOW!!

Posted by: frak | November 21, 2010 12:11 PM | Report abuse

Redskins @ Titans Pros/Cons List
from HogsHaven

Pro: Titans are 2nd worst passing team in NFL.

Cons: LaRon Landry and Carlos Rogers did not make the trip to Nashville. Kevin Barnes will see some action.

Pro: Titans ranks 31st in Time of Possession 26:05 (WAS 27th 28:24)

Con: Redskins defense ranks 32nd in NFL giving up 5.0 yards a carry.

Pro: Titans are 6th most penalized offense in NFL (WAS #10) and 2nd most penalized defense in NFL (WAS #9)

Con: Redskins defense ranks 32nd in rushes 40+ yards. Titans tied for first rushing 40+ with 4.

Pro: Titans pass defense ranked 25th.

Con: Redskins are coming off short week. Were off on Tuesday and did not practice in pads on Wednesday to further help players recover.

Pro: Center Eugene Amano is a weak link. The Eagles defenders were consistently pushing him backwards. This is a good game to let Haynesworth loose every play.

Con:Titans rank 3rd in NFL with 27 sacks, and with our OLine, that's a big problem.

Pro: Brandon Banks will see some looks on the offense. Expect screens and plays that can get him ball in space (ie- not the middle of the field).

Con: Titans 12-0 their last 12 games vs NFC. Already swept the other 3 NFC East teams this year.

Con: Roydell Williams is now ahead of Galloway on the depth chart. I list this as a con because they both suck equally.

Redskins are giving up a 28th ranked 25 sacks. Artis Hicks may not play. Will Montgomery would start in place.

LaRon Landry and Carlos Rogers did not make the trip to Nashville. Kevin Barnes will see some action.

Posted by: Diesel44 | November 21, 2010 12:12 PM | Report abuse

Rate the Redskins beep

Posted by: kerzon417 | November 21, 2010 12:18 PM | Report abuse

So should I start Portis or no? I am hesitant.

Posted by: alex35332 | November 21, 2010 12:20 PM | Report abuse


We need clinton to block on 3rd.

I belive this is Phase 2.0 of shannys evaluating out team

He knows what he's got n not got with our starters

Now he looks for their replacements

Posted by: brandon_in_cali | November 21, 2010 12:40 PM | Report abuse

Any one know what happened to Chad Simpson? He was carted off the field during warmups. Who gets hurt during the pre game? Geez...

Posted by: will_ga | November 21, 2010 12:51 PM | Report abuse

beep beep...move along

Posted by: scampbell1975 | November 21, 2010 12:58 PM | Report abuse

sooooooooooo, and undrafted free agent over reed doughty... strange...

Posted by: jimmy_the_crickett | November 21, 2010 1:01 PM | Report abuse

Holy Cow - A 1st Down!!!!!

Posted by: DeployedFan | November 21, 2010 1:13 PM | Report abuse

looks like russell is done/ injured after that punt return...

Posted by: jimmy_the_crickett | November 21, 2010 1:23 PM | Report abuse

looked dam good on that drive

Posted by: SteveOman | November 21, 2010 1:38 PM | Report abuse

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