Network News

X My Profile
View More Activity
On Twitter: RedskinsInsider and PostSports  |  Facebook  |  E-mail alerts: Redskins and Sports  |  RSS

Hall, Sellers, Haynesworth not practicing

The Redskins moved their practice up to 11:30 this morning. Not practicing, according to Rick Maese, were DeAngelo Hall (knee injury), Mike Sellers (thigh contusion), Albert Haynesworth (ankle sprain and re-sprain) and Stephon Heyer (present but seemingly not practicing).

The Redskins have moved offensive lineman Will Robinson from the practice squad to the active list and re-signed Anthony Alridge to the practice squad.

By Cindy Boren  |  December 9, 2009; 11:57 AM ET
 
Save & Share:  Send E-mail   Facebook   Twitter   Digg   Yahoo Buzz   Del.icio.us   StumbleUpon   Technorati   Google Buzz   Previous: Poll: Looking ahead to Sunday
Next: Is Haynesworth's contract a ripoff?

Comments

Hopefully Will Robinson won't be lost in space...

Posted by: Curzon417 | December 9, 2009 12:12 PM | Report abuse

lol, welcome back Alridge, why would they not dress him right now?

Posted by: zjfr2 | December 9, 2009 12:16 PM | Report abuse

Sellers backers: would you say Sellers is a complete full back? I mean, he brings some awesome run blocking to the table, but I don't think his pass blocking is anywhere near as good. He can catch the ball out of the backfield, which you def want from your fullback. The team never runs him though. He has had zero carries this year. I think his fumble-itis is more than a little concerning when running with the ball. When you have a less versatile player on the field it is just one less thing defenses have to plan for and I like the idea of making them plan for everything. Yes, he made the pro-bowl last year, but because there are fewer and fewer true fullbacks in the league, this might be one of those one-eyed-an-in-the-valley-of-the-blind-is-king deals.

Me personally? I wouldn't mind seeing the Redskins try to get a little more versatile full back in the mold of a fullback like Tom Rathman. If they are committed to the WCO, they're going to need one.

Posted by: RedSkinHead | December 9, 2009 12:15 PM

Posted by: RedSkinHead | December 9, 2009 12:16 PM | Report abuse

I think after the combine several of these tackles draft stock will rise and we won't be reaching. I think we're going to pick closer to 10th and at that point Bulaga and Campbell will be worthy of that pick. I can see Seattle, Kansas City, Detroit, Green Bay, Niners, and Bills all picking tackles in the first round.

Posted by: PAskinsfan17 | December 9, 2009 12:13 PM

They may be top tackles, but not rated higher than guys like Spiller and Berry to name two. Those tackles could be had late 1st to mid 2nd.

I would take Spiller over either of them at 10. Again, you can't reach with your first pick.

Posted by: Curzon417 | December 9, 2009 12:16 PM | Report abuse

My Dauphine, I posted this requirement over a week ago.
He must always be referred to Up Here as "Danger" Will Robinson!

Posted by: daggar | December 9, 2009 12:17 PM | Report abuse

Hey RedSkinHead, how do you feel about converting Gaither to FB? He's already Rathman's size only a little more quicker, he has the power and explosion off the handoff you'd want from a FB, and he can catch the ball out of the backfield. I don't know about his blocking though, haven't seen him enough in that situation to make a conclusion. However the biggest bonus in converting him is that we'll save a roster spot for another position.

Posted by: clark202 | December 9, 2009 12:22 PM | Report abuse

I would take Spiller over either of them at 10. Again, you can't reach with your first pick.

Posted by: Curzon417 | December 9, 2009 12:16 PM | Report abuse


Al Davis would beg to differ.

Posted by: Original_etrod | December 9, 2009 12:25 PM | Report abuse

Interesting idea clark202, however, this team does not have a good record converting players from one position to another.

Posted by: Curzon417 | December 9, 2009 12:26 PM | Report abuse

Gaither, the Ravens LT, or Ganther, the Redskins RB?

Are we still doing the stoopid WCO?

Sellers was a better threat when he was allowed to run occasionally. Zorn don't do dat. With out oline, the occasional quick hitter would be much better than the signature Zorn stretch left.

Posted by: daggar | December 9, 2009 12:27 PM | Report abuse

When Haynesworth doesn’t want to practice do you think he drops to the ground and holds his ankle while howling in pain like he just broke every bone in his lower leg? The guy is definitely the best actor on the team, that’s for sure……..look for him as an extra on law and order next year.

I kid, I kid….I love the impact he brings when he’s in there; the theatrics he pulls at least once per game is a little odd though. Unless he’s actually doing it every week to give Snyder a heart attack; if that’s the case, let’s see more of it. Or maybe he’s getting paid by the networks when a drive is taking too long and they need to get paid (go to commercial). I can’t believe that game on Sunday went nearly 4 hours……

Posted by: dlhaze1 | December 9, 2009 12:27 PM | Report abuse

They may be top tackles, but not rated higher than guys like Spiller and Berry to name two. Those tackles could be had late 1st to mid 2nd.

I would take Spiller over either of them at 10. Again, you can't reach with your first pick.

Posted by: Curzon417 | December 9, 2009 12:16 PM | Report abuse

Berry won't make it to 10 but if he does then we obviously pick him. Berry is on my list of 3 that we take no matter what. Berry, Suh, and Okung are must haves if they fall to us. After that it gets a little muddy. Spiller sounds like a great option but we could draft a 2 back system later in the draft. There are question marks about Spiller. Is he the next Reggie Bush?

Posted by: PAskinsfan17 | December 9, 2009 12:31 PM | Report abuse

dlhaze1, AH is a monster DT who has a very low tolerance for pain. He rolls around like his leg has been cut off only to find out it was a hang nail.

But when he plays, he is a beast.

Posted by: Curzon417 | December 9, 2009 12:32 PM | Report abuse

I met two of Leigh Torrences buddies (not named JLa) leaving the game Sunday. They switched their alliegance from the skins to saints after he left. I still prefer the current secondary.

Posted by: AdamCr | December 9, 2009 12:33 PM | Report abuse

PA, I have not heard of any questions on Spiller. From what I have seen, he is a complete back. Plus we have Ganther and most likely CP coming back and Spiller would be a nice complement to either as well as returning punts.

Posted by: Curzon417 | December 9, 2009 12:34 PM | Report abuse

PA, I have not heard of any questions on Spiller. From what I have seen, he is a complete back. Plus we have Ganther and most likely CP coming back and Spiller would be a nice complement to either as well as returning punts.

Posted by: Curzon417 | December 9, 2009 12:34 PM | Report abuse

I need to watch him play more. All I see are the highlights. I don't know how he runs between the tackles. He's a little undersized but so is sproles. The quesiton is if he is a part time running back and kick returner is he worth a first rounder? I think if we are able to use him like the Eagles used westbrook then yeah he's worth it. I know he can catch passes and is fast but can he run through the tackles and can he block?

Posted by: PAskinsfan17 | December 9, 2009 12:39 PM | Report abuse

IMO, Spiller will go very high in the first simply due to the success that Percy Harvin is having with the Vikes this year……almost a copycat pick that 2 years ago would have prolly been considered a 2nd or 3rd rounder.

Posted by: dlhaze1 | December 9, 2009 12:40 PM | Report abuse

We'll probably pick around 6-8. We should definitely select a LT prospect. Levi could play at LT until the rookie OT is ready to take over. LJ could then move to RT and Heyer is a quality back up.

I just hope we do not select Tim Tebow.. or another QB with our first selection.

A stud OT should be priority number 1.
Besides, wishing that a rookie comes into camp, learns the offense and breaks camp as a competent starter is not going to make it so.

Maybe Jerry Gray can coach this football team?

Posted by: AllThatSkins | December 9, 2009 12:41 PM | Report abuse

clark202,
I like the idea. It would give them a two headed monster in the backfield if Portis returns to form. I'm not sold on Ganther's blocking, however. Someone on here was suggesting Portis be converted to fullback. I think that's interesting idea as well, but frankly, I would just like to see him retire.

Posted by: RedSkinHead | December 9, 2009 12:46 PM | Report abuse

Sellers is a guy that looks good coming of the bus at 6' 3" and 275 but by no means is he a dominant lead blocker. If he was beast of a player then in short yardage we would either hand him the ball or run behind him. We do neither.

I'm with Portis on this one…
1. Whiffs on blocks
2. Leaves his feet in short yardage
3. Drops more than his fair share of balls
4. Fumbles

Leonard Weaver is who the skins should have targeted instead of resigning the Caveman

Posted by: Diesel44 | December 9, 2009 12:48 PM | Report abuse

"...Spiller will go very high in the first simply due to the success that Percy Harvin is having with the Vikes this year……almost a copycat pick that 2 years ago would have prolly been considered a 2nd or 3rd rounder..."


I was big on Harvin.

And I'm even bigger on Spiller.

The skins need a 'field-flipper'.

Or: an offensive player who gets chunks of yardage to change field position on any play.

Right now, the team doesn't have that kind of dynamic player.

Dynamic multi-use offensive skill players are more important in today's NFL than fullbacks.

Adding Spiller to a core of Thomas, Kelly, Cooley, Moss, Davis and Mitchell creates a dynamic offensive future.

Posted by: MistaMoe | December 9, 2009 12:50 PM | Report abuse

PA, my running back choice would be Dywer if he comes out. He has size and speed and would be a great feature back.

Additionally, since Alrige is back on the team, and if his fumble issues could be fixed, we have the speed back/returner in hand.

I also like Trent Williams at tackle.

Posted by: Curzon417 | December 9, 2009 12:52 PM | Report abuse

"They may be top tackles, but not rated higher than guys like Spiller and Berry to name two. Those tackles could be had late 1st to mid 2nd."

We won't know til after the combine. OTs have been valued over RBs and safeties in recent years. Assuming Okung and Trent Williams go early, you could see four more tackles in the first round.

The RB class, on the other hand, is pretty solid, depending on whether you want to go small (Best and Spiller) or big (Dwyer and Gerhart). A lot will depend on the large guys' 40 yard times. Berry is possibly the best player in the draft, at a position that historically is undervalued a bit. He could go anywhere from four to fourteen.

Last year Vinny could talk about the best player available and get away with it. This year I believe the fans would lynch him if he doesn't take an OL. The only exceptions would be if one of the QBs or the very best RB is available.

Posted by: Samson151 | December 9, 2009 12:52 PM | Report abuse

I am of the opinion that O-line is more important to our future then a field-flipper.

Just because the O-Line has looked good of late does not alleviate the glaring need to draft O-Line early.

Do not lose sight of how staunch the NFC East D-Lines are and how easy it is to have field-flippers that rarely get the ball simply because the protection breaks down.

Posted by: AllThatSkins | December 9, 2009 12:57 PM | Report abuse

met two of Leigh Torrences buddies (not named JLa) leaving the game Sunday.

Posted by: AdamCr | December 9, 2009 12:33 PM | Report abuse


The JLa reference reminded me...

Last night I was flipping through channels and was checking out NFL Network.

They were talking about changes with the Skins and they had a special report from their very own NFL Insider - Jason LaCanfora - on CP26 going IR.

I was curious to see what he'd have to say.
Did being away from WaPo change him?
Has his vitriol toward the Redskins cooled off?
Has time and distance healed any wounds?

The answer was a resounding "NO".

In a 30 second bit, JLA shared a predictable hate-mongering take on the situation.
-CP is a rundown has-been
-CP got a ludicrous contract extension from the organization that pissed off other players and coaches with the Skins
-CP's ludicrous contract extension means he'll likely be with the team next year
-CP is buddies with the owner and there's no way they'd release him
-If Shanahan comes to town it will be interesting to see what happens w/CP b/c Shanny didn't want to pay Clinton in Denver and so there will be tension

In all fairness, I agree with most of his comments. Though I thought the bit about Shanny and CP26 not getting along was an arbitrary muck-raking point considering there's no indication that Shanny will be here next year.

Anyhow...in an unpredictable world, I guess it means something to know that there are some unchanging constants in the universe...like JLa's hate...

Posted by: p1funk | December 9, 2009 1:00 PM | Report abuse

I am of the opinion that O-line is more important to our future then a field-flipper.

Just because the O-Line has looked good of late does not alleviate the glaring need to draft O-Line early.

Do not lose sight of how staunch the NFC East D-Lines are and how easy it is to have field-flippers that rarely get the ball simply because the protection breaks down.

Posted by: AllThatSkins | December 9, 2009 12:57 PM | Report abuse


Good point. We still can't beat a team that has good pass rushers on both sides. O wait that describes the Giants and the Cowboys. It could also describe the Eagles since they have Trent Cole on one side and love to blitz Mikkel on the other side. Even if we draft 1 tackle we are still counting on Heyer as the primary backup. I'm not comfortable with that. I think Levi will get injured next year and I'd rather have Heyer at #4 on the depth chart. Heyer can't run block and has trouble pass blocking. I think we need a good blind side protector in the first round and a mauler in the second. I think a big mauler would go great along side BMW.

Posted by: PAskinsfan17 | December 9, 2009 1:04 PM | Report abuse

"Do not lose sight of how staunch the NFC East D-Lines are and how easy it is to have field-flippers that rarely get the ball simply because the protection breaks down."

Do not lose sight of the fact that most folks feel the NFC East isn't what it used to be.

I believe we play the AFC South next season.

Watch a game featuring Chris Johnson or DeSean Jackson before you close your mind to this idea.

The day of the power running game have come and gone.

Just ask the jints about that.

Speed and versitility count in a passing league.

Posted by: MistaMoe | December 9, 2009 1:04 PM | Report abuse

Adding Spiller to a core of Thomas, Kelly, Cooley, Moss, Davis and Mitchell creates a dynamic offensive future.

Posted by: MistaMoe | December 9, 2009 12:50 PM | Report abuse

That's been my point for days. We have weapons, what we haven't had since CP's first couple years here is a home run threat at running back. I think Spiller is very comparable to Chris Johnson, same size both 5'11" 200 lbs, both blazing fast, and both with great receiving skills. In fact, Spiller has had a much better college career in a tougher conference. I don't even mind keeping JC and just drafting Spiller and then going oline, but if they can get a starting RT in FA and re-sign LJ I say go Spiller and Pike even if JC is back let Pike sit for a year.

Posted by: zjfr2 | December 9, 2009 1:06 PM | Report abuse

p1funk, did he compare CP's numbers to Thomas Jones too? Can't forget that. He was jocking Flacco on nfln early this season, drawing comparisons to Brady. How's that working out now??

Posted by: AdamCr | December 9, 2009 1:07 PM | Report abuse

We can't bandaid our problem with depth at OLine with FA signings. We need to draft a Tackle with our first 2 picks, we just gotta build up the depth of this line. Can't ignore it any longer. Spiller is exciting, but we can get a young fast guy in the 4th, or just give Alridge and Dorsey another shot. They are both fast as hell.

Posted by: FedorEm | December 9, 2009 1:10 PM | Report abuse

stupid beeps

Posted by: BeantownGreg1 | December 9, 2009 1:16 PM | Report abuse

CJ is a difference maker i have not seen the kid from Stanford except on the worldwide leader's highlight reel but i'm sure there's a running back out there, this team needs O-lineman period end of story,don't think for a minute you can patchwork this o line again. I think it's a hoot when fat daddy(Haynesworth) goes down and then a few minutes later they are walking him off the field, that being said he has an impact and how scary would this d-line be if they could somehow get Duh the kid from Nebraska i watched the game saturday night(Tex./Neb.) and he was more than dominant reminded me of the "Manster"Randy White, Duh could not be blocked dude is a killa. _

Posted by: dargregmag | December 9, 2009 1:17 PM | Report abuse

Soup only wins 35% of his starts, so he's due for at least one more acorn pie this season. Thinking Raiders or Dallas....

Posted by: Realness1 | December 9, 2009 11:04 AM | Report abuse

Barry Sanders won less than that so I guess he sucks. Too bad, I kinda liked Barry but the only thing that counts is wins. Sonny was under .500 as well.

Posted by: PAskinsfan17 | December 9, 2009 11:13 AM

Thanks for proving that you don't care about the team wining more than 35% of it's games so you can continue to watch the loser that you love. You're out of touch w/ reality comparing soup to hall of famers. Put the glue bag down. Sander's teams went to the playoffs 5 of ten years; Sonny led DC to its first winning season in more than a decade and can read a defense. No one is stopping you from starting soup in your Madden dynasty mode though. Good luck w/ that.

Posted by: Realness1 | December 9, 2009 1:21 PM | Report abuse

I would take Spiller over either of them at 10. Again, you can't reach with your first pick.

Posted by: Curzon417

I'm with PARCELLS. Don't draft an RB and his 3-5 year career expectancy in the first round. Take Big uglies when you can.

Skins draft well at safety, and if the right FS is available, they can go that way...


Oh hell who are we kidding. Danny will draft the guy who will sell the most jerseys.

Posted by: TheCork | December 9, 2009 1:21 PM | Report abuse

Didn't know we were starting the draft next week, but let me add my two cents. The Redskins need to draft offensive tackles. That is tackles - plural. Here's why. Let's assume the team re-signs Levi Jones. Who is his backup? D'Anthony Batiste? You might as well get used to the idea that whomever backs him up will play in at least two or three games a season because of his injury history. We've just been fortunate enough not to see an injury since he has been with the Redskins. Then you have Heyer. He's been adequate over the last few weeks but he's not a pro-bowl player. An upgrade to right tackle would definitely help the running game. Heyer does not have that ferocity some tackles have to blow defenders off the line and get to the next level. Plus, Heyer is also injury prone and whomever backs him up will have to start at least three times in a season.

So, assuming you kept the offensive line just how it is today when you start next season, it is reasonable to expect the backup tackle will play six to eight games and possibly more. That's a lot of games to rely on D'Anthony Batiste at tackle. No thank you.

Re-sign LJ and BMW. Hope you get a starter that can stay healthy at left tackle out fo the first round of the draft. Draft another tackle because you can always move the tackle in at guard, plus you want some depth.

If there was a decent center available in the second round of the draft, I wouldn't hesitate to pick him up. Rabach probably won't be coming back and I am not sure there is another NFL caliber starter on the roster.

Posted by: RedSkinHead | December 9, 2009 1:21 PM | Report abuse

I need to watch him play more. All I see are the highlights. I don't know how he runs between the tackles. He's a little undersized but so is sproles. The quesiton is if he is a part time running back and kick returner is he worth a first rounder? I think if we are able to use him like the Eagles used westbrook then yeah he's worth it. I know he can catch passes and is fast but can he run through the tackles and can he block?

Posted by: PAskinsfan17 | December 9, 2009 12:39 PM

Spiller is 5'11 195. He's bigger than Chris Johnson and nobody is calling him small.

He is a complete back: Between the tackles, out of the backfield, excels at the return duties. He's a threat to take it to the house everytime he touches the ball.

Wait until he runs a sub 4.3 40 at the combine, no one will be calling him a reach between the 5th - 10th pick.

Posted by: Diesel44 | December 9, 2009 1:32 PM | Report abuse

The comments to this entry are closed.

 
 
RSS Feed
Subscribe to The Post

© 2010 The Washington Post Company