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Donovan McNabb still bothered by ankle

Donovan McNabb appeared to be missing a second day of practice Tuesday.

He had his left ankle wrapped as the Redskins opened practice Tuesday afternoon. He wasn't participating in the portion that was open to the media. McNabb also missed Monday's practice.

The third preseason game is considered a vital one, as starters typically see their most playing time of the preseason. Given some of the offensive troubles the Redskins showed in last Saturday's loss to Baltimore, coaches would certainly like to see McNabb in there Friday at the New York Jets.

A trio of other players were also doing sidework at Tuesday's practice: fullback Mike Sellers, rookie Dennie Morris and receiver Malcolm Kelly. Morris appeared to join his teammates for position drills, though.

By Rick Maese  |  August 24, 2010; 1:22 PM ET
Categories:  Donovan McNabb  
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ur kidding me right come on get ur a** in practice donovan

Posted by: lerche1 | August 24, 2010 1:34 PM | Report abuse

His leg has to be worse than anyone is letting on...just watch the slo-mo replay of his "intentional grounding" when the dude pulled him down by the facemask. Donovan's leg/ankle bent all kinds of nasty.

Posted by: 4-12 | August 24, 2010 1:35 PM | Report abuse

Whoever said Michael Clayton and Derrick Ward for AH is a retard. Like literally, MICHAEL CLAYTON??? Yeah, lets trade for a bust WR that's done nothing since his rookie year and Derrick Ward a journeyman RB who has less ability than WP and LJ, really smart move.

Posted by: Bigfoot_has_a_posse | August 24, 2010 1:36 PM | Report abuse

Patriots just lost their start 3-4 DE.

I'd trade AH to them for Logan Mankins and a draft pick.

Why not?

Posted by: TDawg1 | August 24, 2010 1:37 PM | Report abuse

Wow a Dennis Morris mention. Didn't know he was still on the team.

Posted by: Predator48 | August 24, 2010 1:39 PM | Report abuse

Patriots just lost their start 3-4 DE.

I'd trade AH to them for Logan Mankins and a draft pick.

Why not?

Posted by: TDawg1

Talent for talent? On that front, it works. Mankins wants serious $$ ($8m+/yr?) and the Pats aren't willing to go that far. Don't think the Skins can afford the $$ in the deal -- they've got McNabb to re-sign and just made a major commitment to TW.

AH is relatively cheap at this point.

Posted by: zcezcest1 | August 24, 2010 1:42 PM | Report abuse

ZZ
Uncapped year man, we got all the money in the world.

Posted by: alex35332 | August 24, 2010 1:55 PM | Report abuse

Shut him down for the rest of the Preseason. That ankle injury is worse than their letting on. Not a smart move by the coaching staff to throw so much against the Ravens. Whether or not they knew that The Ravens were gonna act like it was the Super Bowl with their fake punts and QB coach gatorade showers, having #5 chuck the ball so much in a meaningless game didn't make sense.

Posted by: moseley_brian | August 24, 2010 1:56 PM | Report abuse

ah for mankins, lets not stop there, CRogers for a unicorn, and KBarnes for bigfoot.....

the pats didn't get to be where they are by doing deals like that.....

Posted by: BeantownGreg1 | August 24, 2010 1:56 PM | Report abuse

Wow a Dennis Morris mention. Didn't know he was still on the team.

Posted by: Predator48

probably won't be for much longer

Posted by: zcezcest1 | August 24, 2010 1:57 PM | Report abuse

Posted by: zcezcest1 | August 24, 2010 1:58 PM | Report abuse

"...and KBarnes for bigfoot....."

Sweet!

Sign him up!

- Ray

Posted by: rmcazz | August 24, 2010 1:58 PM | Report abuse

ZZ
Uncapped year man, we got all the money in the world.

Posted by: alex35332 | August 24, 2010 1:55 PM
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Yes, but Allen and Shanahan are treating it like it is their money. They won't break the bank.

Posted by: RedSkinHead | August 24, 2010 1:59 PM | Report abuse

Talent for talent? On that front, it works. Mankins wants serious $$ ($8m+/yr?) and the Pats aren't willing to go that far. Don't think the Skins can afford the $$ in the deal -- they've got McNabb to re-sign and just made a major commitment to TW.

AH is relatively cheap at this point.

Posted by: zcezcest1 | August 24, 2010 1:42 PM | Report abuse

I think the Redskins can afford that deal. It's how the deal is structured.

Plus Ty Warren is down, and the Pats are known for taking malcontents(Moss, Dillon).

It would be great.

Posted by: iH8dallas | August 24, 2010 1:59 PM | Report abuse

"Whoever said Michael Clayton and Derrick Ward for AH is a retard. Like literally, MICHAEL CLAYTON???"

I think they meant the lawyer from the movie, not the sorry receiver.

Posted by: MistaMoe | August 24, 2010 2:00 PM | Report abuse

ZZ
Uncapped year man, we got all the money in the world.

Posted by: alex35332

We? You got money, I got money, we got money.

Just curious, would you rather have McNabb/Hicks at $14mil or Campbell/Mankins at $12mil?

Posted by: zcezcest1 | August 24, 2010 2:02 PM | Report abuse

Who did the patriots lose?

Posted by: zjenks | August 24, 2010 2:04 PM | Report abuse

The kind of stuff you beg for up here. Get Albert in the game coach!!

1. I have to imagine this Albert Haynesworth drama is starting to kill Jim Haslett. For starters, he’s a tough Western Pennsylvania guy; they believe in working a certain way. And he’s a former linebacker who survived on that toughness. Now he’s having to deal with this saga? He’s not going to say anything because Mike Shanahan controls this team and nothing gets out without his approval. But Haslett did say enough’s enough.

2. Here’s the other thing; his defense works when Haynesworth is in the game. A lot of what they want to do with the linebackers is predicated on having a stud like Haynesworth up front. Vonnie Holliday is a good backup, but he’s a backup at this stage. He was crunched by a double team the other night while working with the starters in the nickel package. And some of the pressure Brian Orakpo is applying gets lost because there hasn’t always been someone else to clean up if he forces the QB up in the pocket. Or there’s no one to force a QB into Orakpo. Haynesworth can do this; Haslett knows it.

Read more at the Washington Examiner: http://www.washingtonexaminer.com/sports/blogs/redskins-confidential/Quick-Hits-101346629.html#ixzz0xY1vQbtI


Posted by: learnedhand1 | August 24, 2010 2:06 PM | Report abuse

Whoever said Michael Clayton and Derrick Ward for AH is a retard. Like literally, MICHAEL CLAYTON??? Yeah, lets trade for a bust WR that's done nothing since his rookie year and Derrick Ward a journeyman RB who has less ability than WP and LJ, really smart move.

Posted by: Bigfoot_has_a_posse | August 24, 2010 1:36 PM | Report abuse

Yeah, because teams are lining up to give top flight talent and picks for Albert.............

Posted by: zjfr2 | August 24, 2010 2:12 PM | Report abuse

Just curious, would you rather have McNabb/Hicks at $14mil or Campbell/Mankins at $12mil?

Posted by: zcezcest1 | August 24, 2010 2:02 PM | Report abuse

McNabb/Hicks.

Posted by: iH8dallas | August 24, 2010 2:15 PM | Report abuse

Just curious, would you rather have McNabb/Hicks at $14mil or Campbell/Mankins at $12mil?

Posted by: zcezcest1 | August 24, 2010 2:02 PM | Report abuse

Not even close....McNabb/Hicks

Posted by: zjfr2 | August 24, 2010 2:17 PM | Report abuse

I was one of the few who felt that keeping JC as a backup would be a smart move. But too many reasons why that couldn't happen prevented this including that JC wanted to be a starter elsewhere.

The Buffalo game had us feeling good about Grossman, but the last game bought out all the reasons why we doubted him. And this third stringer appears to be trash.

It is very probable that McNabb might miss some playing time this year due to injury.

I don't like these backups.

LarryInClintonMD.

Posted by: LarryInClintonMD | August 24, 2010 2:17 PM | Report abuse

• LOSER -- It's only the preseason, but we still have yet to see even a glimpse of the tony romo who threw for 26 touchdowns and nearly 4,500 yards for dallas last season, with just nine interceptions and a career-high 97.6 passer rating. In the cowboys' first three preseason games, romo has completed five, four and four passes, with a 13 of 28 showing overall for 141 yards.

romo was just 4 of 11 in the 16-14 dallas win at San Diego this weekend, for 30 yards with both a touchdown and an interception. He threw off his back foot on several occasions, as the Chargers hurried or hit him, and never once looked comfortably in the flow of the game. With everyone considering dallas to be one of the NFC's strongest Super Bowl contenders, romo only has a couple more weeks to find his game. At the moment, he looks like he's feeling the pressure, both literally and figuratively.

http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/2010/writers/don_banks/08/24/snaps/1.html

Posted by: zcezcest1 | August 24, 2010 2:19 PM | Report abuse

• LOSER -- It's only the preseason, but we still have yet to see even a glimpse of the tony romo who threw for 26 touchdowns and nearly 4,500 yards for dallas last season, with just nine interceptions and a career-high 97.6 passer rating. In the cowboys' first three preseason games, romo has completed five, four and four passes, with a 13 of 28 showing overall for 141 yards.

romo was just 4 of 11 in the 16-14 dallas win at San Diego this weekend, for 30 yards with both a touchdown and an interception. He threw off his back foot on several occasions, as the Chargers hurried or hit him, and never once looked comfortably in the flow of the game. With everyone considering dallas to be one of the NFC's strongest Super Bowl contenders, romo only has a couple more weeks to find his game. At the moment, he looks like he's feeling the pressure, both literally and figuratively.

http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/2010/writers/don_banks/08/24/snaps/1.html

Posted by: zcezcest1 | August 24, 2010 2:21 PM | Report abuse

learnedhand1,
Albert is not practicing his way into a starting job. He's not doing what the coach asks to get a starting job. If you give a guy who hasn't given his best effort the job, then you are short changing the players who have worked for it. This is the kind of problem a guy like Haynesworth creates and if Shanny bends to him once, he'll be tried again and again. You'll note Shanny didn't fine him. I think he has already realized that the way to get in Haynesworth's head is not through his wallet, but through that oversized ego. Haynesworth is going to find out that unless he plays Shanahan's way, he's not going to be starting. I think the other players will respect that. The coach is the coach, after all.

Posted by: RedSkinHead | August 24, 2010 2:21 PM | Report abuse

I was one of the few who felt that keeping JC as a backup would be a smart move. But too many reasons why that couldn't happen prevented this including that JC wanted to be a starter elsewhere.

The Buffalo game had us feeling good about Grossman, but the last game bought out all the reasons why we doubted him. And this third stringer appears to be trash.

It is very probable that McNabb might miss some playing time this year due to injury.

I don't like these backups.

LarryInClintonMD.

Posted by: LarryInClintonMD | August 24, 2010 2:17 PM
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I am not sold on the backups, either, but we haven't seen Bartel play in the preseason, and Beck had the playbook all of a week when they threw him into the Buffalo game, so not holding that against him yet.

Posted by: RedSkinHead | August 24, 2010 2:25 PM | Report abuse

got a movable type headfake, resulting in a double move, double post. Guess Rogers isn't the only one who can't handle the double move.

Posted by: zcezcest1 | August 24, 2010 2:26 PM | Report abuse

Larry

"I don't like these backups."

The lack of solid back ups is an unintended consequence of having a roster where a few dudes make all the money.

Teams all around the league have this issue.

Even the truly good teams have some soft psot on their rosters.

Moving forward, I think we'll eventually see that Shanallen will rebuild with low cost vets and low round draftees.

Building the strength of ou team on the cheap to have money for the true playmakers is where we are headed.

Posted by: MistaMoe | August 24, 2010 2:27 PM | Report abuse

Rex Grossman is actually one of the better backup quarterbacks in the NFL.

I've always thought he was decent. He did go to the SB with The Bears.

Posted by: iH8dallas | August 24, 2010 2:30 PM | Report abuse

Haynesworth for Clayton/Ward/Late Round pick would be one of the worst moves in recent NFL history. I don't care if Haynesworth never wins a starting spot and only plays 10 snaps a game as a 3rd-string situational pass-rusher, he'll still give more production than those 3 combined at a lower salary for the next 3 years. That would be worse than the Raiders giving Randy Moss to the Patriots for a 4th rounder.

Face it, Haynesworth is too talented and his value is too low to be traded. He's on this team for the forseeable future, unless a team with injuries gets desperate.

Posted by: psps23 | August 24, 2010 2:31 PM | Report abuse

I dunno - I'll take Grossman over JC. At least he understands the O.

And before he threw that pic Grossie had a really nice drive going.

It all comes down to O Line, people. It always has.

Posted by: DikShuttle | August 24, 2010 2:36 PM | Report abuse

Rex Grossman is actually one of the better backup quarterbacks in the NFL.

I've always thought he was decent. He did go to the SB with The Bears.

Posted by: iH8dallas | August 24, 2010 2:30 PM
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The annoying thing about Grossman is he is okay 90% of the time, but that 10% that he's not can put a dagger in your heart. He has these brain farts where he just out of the blue forgets his mechanics, throwing off a back foot, or not stepping into a pass. It is maddening. He could be okay for a few games, and we certainly could do a lot worse, but I would like to see what else we have at our disposal.

Posted by: RedSkinHead | August 24, 2010 2:38 PM | Report abuse

Rex Grossman is actually one of the better backup quarterbacks in the NFL.

I've always thought he was decent. He did go to the SB with The Bears.

Posted by: iH8dallas | August 24, 2010 2:39 PM | Report abuse

Posted by: RedSkinHead | August 24, 2010 2:21 PM

I don't know where you get "Albert is not practicing his way into a starting job. He's not doing what the coach asks to get a starting job" from. Albert has practiced since he passed his test except for when he was sick. And you can't say you don't play if you don't practice and then play the guy as happened in the Ravens game. Did you open the link I posted and read it? If not, read item No. 5. The beat reporter does not share your optimism about how the players will react if AH isn't in there when the season starts.

Posted by: learnedhand1 | August 24, 2010 2:41 PM | Report abuse

oh snap. Double post.

Posted by: iH8dallas | August 24, 2010 2:42 PM | Report abuse

stop the presses!
donovan mcgimp is injured. again. and please play him against the blitz-happy jets. then you can add ruptured spleen to the list of injuries for mchurt. redtards are so...retarded.
romo is ready for the season opener NOW, nitwits. dream on.

Posted by: 10peterbilt | August 24, 2010 2:46 PM | Report abuse

Rex Grossman is putting out Colt numbers.

Posted by: alex35332 | August 24, 2010 2:52 PM | Report abuse

Face it, Haynesworth is too talented and his value is too low to be traded. He's on this team for the forseeable future, unless a team with injuries gets desperate.

Posted by: psps23 | August 24, 2010 2:31 PM | Report abuse

So is it better to send him home and get absolutely nothing from him? Or just deal with the distraction all season and have it hurt the locker room and still have the same problem next offseason?

Or do most of the people up here just expect it to all go away and be fine?

IMO at this point its just an ugly situation that is only getting worse and was created by the former regime. If I was Allahan I'd want this guy out of my locker room as fast as possible. Is Clayton, Ward, and a late pick good value for Albert? Of course not, its not even close, but who's going to give anything of value for him now anyway and getting rid of him at this point is addition by subtraction.

....and btw, Clayton hasn't exactly had Joe Montanna or a great offense in Tampa, I'm not saying he's great or anything and yes he's a 1st round bust, but when we're talking about a roster with Galloway and Roydell Williams expected to make the depth chart it would be worth giving him a look.

Posted by: zjfr2 | August 24, 2010 2:52 PM | Report abuse

Lots of rumors around that Clayton will not make the Bucs final roster, in which case he can be had for free. Even if he may have some talent, why trade anyone for him at this point under those circumstances?

Posted by: manlius1 | August 24, 2010 2:54 PM | Report abuse

Haynesworth will be starting by the 1st REAL GAME. Until then, he needs to practice a full week to get in with the #1 Unit.

Could be this week. Could be next. Doesn't matter when, as long as it is by week one.

Posted by: 4thFloor | August 24, 2010 2:56 PM | Report abuse

Posted by: RedSkinHead | August 24, 2010 2:21 PM

I don't know where you get "Albert is not practicing his way into a starting job. He's not doing what the coach asks to get a starting job" from. Albert has practiced since he passed his test except for when he was sick. And you can't say you don't play if you don't practice and then play the guy as happened in the Ravens game. Did you open the link I posted and read it? If not, read item No. 5. The beat reporter does not share your optimism about how the players will react if AH isn't in there when the season starts.

Posted by: learnedhand1 | August 24, 2010 2:41 PM
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I did read it and I disagree. That wouldn't be the first beat reporter that I have disagreed with. Let's be logical about this for a minute. If you have a co-worker who does nothing but complains about his paycheck and how unsavory his job is while you sit there humming every day getting your work done, are you going to be thrilled when your co-worker gets the promotion instead of you? Are the other people you work with going to be thrilled about it? Heck, the players see Haynesworth is trying to get away with something. A few players have already been quoted that Haynesworth has damaged the negotiations for the CBA giving more ammo for the owners to use against them. Do you think those players would be miffed if Haynesworth didn't start? Hey, I'm betting a few of them would applaud the decision.

As for the practices Haynesworth has attended, he has missed practices for arriving not in condition. He has missed practices for his swollen knee. He has missed practices for his headache. Yet, miraculously, he finds himself healthy enough to play in games. Hmmm.

Posted by: RedSkinHead | August 24, 2010 2:56 PM | Report abuse

Rex Grossman is putting out Colt numbers.

Posted by: alex35332 | August 24, 2010 2:52 PM
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That has got to be one of the most "un-kind" things I have ever heard said about a quarterback.

Posted by: RedSkinHead | August 24, 2010 2:59 PM | Report abuse


Whoever said Michael Clayton and Derrick Ward for AH is a retard. Like literally, MICHAEL CLAYTON??? Yeah, lets trade for a bust WR that's done nothing since his rookie year and Derrick Ward a journeyman RB who has less ability than WP and LJ, really smart move.

Posted by: Bigfoot_has_a_posse | August 24, 2010 1:36 PM | Report abuse

Yeah, because teams are lining up to give top flight talent and picks for Albert.............

Posted by: zjfr2 | August 24, 2010 2:12 PM | Report abuse

Never said anything about "top flight talent" hoss. But Michael Clayton and Derrick Ward? No mention of a draft pick anywhere.

this isn't happening, they're stuck with him for the season.

Posted by: Bigfoot_has_a_posse | August 24, 2010 3:02 PM | Report abuse

I"m still bothered by dingleberries!!!!!

Posted by: Poopy_McPoop | August 24, 2010 3:03 PM | Report abuse

That has got to be one of the most "un-kind" things I have ever heard said about a quarterback.

Posted by: RedSkinHead | August 24, 2010 2:59 PM | Report abuse

I just was on NFL.com and saw that he was no 2 in overall yardage. Also have been checking the Skins Sale section, all you Colt fans can get a jersey for $16.

Posted by: alex35332 | August 24, 2010 3:05 PM | Report abuse

Shanahan rules McNabb and and Sellers out for Friday night

Posted by: chrislarry | August 24, 2010 3:06 PM | Report abuse

dikshuttle

"...And before he threw that pic Gross(man) had a really nice drive going."


Bears' fans will tell you that what you've described is Rex being himself, not some abberation.

Posted by: MistaMoe | August 24, 2010 3:07 PM | Report abuse

"Posted by: zjfr2 | August 24, 2010 2:52 PM | Report abuse"

Haynesworth isn't stupid. He's a selfish player, but he's a productive selfish player. He may not be motivated for the right reasons, but he is motivated to perform. Whether it's for a new contract, a trade to another team, the glory of having pro-bowls and all-pros written to his name, whatever it is - Haynesworth wants and needs to perform to be happy.

He's a defensive version of Terrell Owens in his prime (though not nearly on the same level of disruption to the team).

I'll take that with this coach and leaders like London Fletcher as long as he's not calling his QB a f*g, or punching teammates in the locker room.

Getting rid of Haynesworth is far from addition by subtraction at this point. He has a long way to go to reach that.

Posted by: psps23 | August 24, 2010 3:07 PM | Report abuse

I was one of the few who felt that keeping JC as a backup would be a smart move. But too many reasons why that couldn't happen prevented this including that JC wanted to be a starter elsewhere.

The Buffalo game had us feeling good about Grossman, but the last game bought out all the reasons why we doubted him. And this third stringer appears to be trash.

It is very probable that McNabb might miss some playing time this year due to injury.

I don't like these backups.

LarryInClintonMD.

Posted by: LarryInClintonMD | August 24, 2010 2:17 PM


Grossman as a backup is fine. He'd be a much better backup than Jason Campbell.

We forget that JC would have had to learn a whole new offense from scratch, and we've seen reruns of how that kind of episode plays out.

Posted by: p1funk | August 24, 2010 3:07 PM | Report abuse

Shanahan on McNabb: ''Nothing you can do about it. I don't think he could go if it was a regular season game.''

Posted by: chrislarry | August 24, 2010 3:07 PM | Report abuse

This preseason has been a total soap opera so far. I don't immediately assume that is a bad thing though. Sometimes coaches will use that sort of thing to bring a team together.

Posted by: manlius1 | August 24, 2010 3:10 PM | Report abuse

2009 stats

Malcolm Kelly-- Rec - 25 Yards - 347
Michael Clayton--Rec - 16 Yards - 230

Clayton playing for the Skins? No thanks!

Posted by: oh_boy1 | August 24, 2010 3:10 PM | Report abuse

And SHOCKER, Malcolm Kelly out this week as well.

Posted by: chrislarry | August 24, 2010 3:10 PM | Report abuse

What's the word on the Williams boys up in Minnesota??

With McNabb on the gimp, maybe Minny will take AH for Sage Rosenfels and a pick.

Posted by: p1funk | August 24, 2010 3:11 PM | Report abuse

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Posted by: 4thFloor | August 24, 2010 3:12 PM | Report abuse

Haynesworth isn't stupid. He's a selfish player, but he's a productive selfish player.

Posted by: psps23 | August 24, 2010 3:07 PM | Report abuse


Are "selfishness" and "stupidity" mutually exclusive?

I think not.

I'd say Haynesworth fits the definition of stupid and selfish.

Posted by: p1funk | August 24, 2010 3:14 PM | Report abuse

Even if McNabb's ankle wasn't hurt, I wouldn't want him playing this preseason game.

3 weeks of rest before Dallas is a good thing.

Posted by: iH8dallas | August 24, 2010 3:18 PM | Report abuse

Shanahan on McNabb: ''Nothing you can do about it. I don't think he could go if it was a regular season game.''

Posted by: chrislarry | August 24, 2010 3:07 PM | Report abuse
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Kind of a bummer, since as we all know, preseason game #3 is the final tune-up game for regular season games. It would have been good for McNabb to get the work, especially against a top defense like the Jets.

But, as Jasno just apparently pointed out, I'd rather see McNabb 100% healthy come Sept. 12th than see McNabb get further roughed up as he's likely a bit less mobile right now with the gimpy ankle.

I think he'll play just fine on Sept. 12th, it just woulda been nice to see him go again this week. I would expect to see them try to feature the run game this week, or at leas try to run it more than 14 times like last week.

Posted by: --swb | August 24, 2010 3:19 PM | Report abuse

Ahhh HAHAHAHAHA! As an Eagles fan who has caught nothing but grief from every pinheaded Redskins fan since wonder Don came here I say; welcome to the show and good luck with Grossman as your QB. LMAO

Posted by: FM13 | August 25, 2010 7:46 AM | Report abuse

Ahhh HAHAHAHAHA! As an Eagles fan who has caught nothing but grief from every pinheaded Redskins fan since wonder Don came here I say; welcome to the show and good luck with Grossman as your QB. LMAO

Posted by: FM13 | August 25, 2010 7:46 AM | Report abuse

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