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Heyer: "Best Bet [Is] for Me to Rest"

Jason Reid reports:

Tackle Stephon Heyer (shoulder) sat out practice for the third straight day and is not expected to play Sunday against the Philadelphia Eagles at Lincoln Financial Field.

"It's just the best bet for me to rest right now," Heyer said. "Day by day it feels like it gets a little better, but it's not 100 percent to where I can go out there and perform.

"I want to play, but I know if I go out there I wouldn't be doing anybody any good. I have to get healthy."

Longtime right tackle Jon Jansen, whom Heyer replaced on the first team before the season, will start for the second straight week, Coach Jim Zorn said. Jansen performed well in the Week 4 victory over the Dallas Cowboys, coaches said.

By Cindy Boren  |  October 3, 2008; 12:57 PM ET
 
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Comments

let's hope we can get that running game going early!

Posted by: bms46and2 | October 3, 2008 1:03 PM | Report abuse

The Eagles are tired. You can do anything you want against 'em.

Posted by: SMACK1 | October 3, 2008 1:12 PM | Report abuse

Anybody?

Saying Kelly won't be active doesn't mean he's not healthy though?....or does it?

There is a subtlety here that has me stumped.
Someone please explain.

Posted by: Stumped1 | October 3, 2008 1:05 PM

Posted by: Stumped1 | October 3, 2008 1:12 PM | Report abuse

As much as we ragged on Jansen in pre-season, it sure is nice to have him stepping in when the starter goes down. Course he's gonna see some crazy blitzing for the eagles, but he's been there before.

Posted by: dlhaze1 | October 3, 2008 1:14 PM | Report abuse

From the other paper:


Coach Jim Zorn said left cornerback Shawn Springs (calf) and strong side linebacker Marcus Washington (hamstring) will be game-time decisions on Sunday in Philadelphia.

Washington was limited again in practice today, but he and Zorn both expect him to play since he played with the same injury last week in Dallas. Zorn, who said yesterday that he would probably sit Springs down if he couldn't practice today, backtracked and said that he's leaving the door open for the cornerback to play against the pass-happy Eagles.

Posted by: Curzon417 | October 3, 2008 1:14 PM | Report abuse

poop poop

Posted by: dcsween | October 3, 2008 1:16 PM | Report abuse

Pretty sure that saying Kelly will not be not active - as opposed to saying he's injured - means he's healthy enough to play, but he just won't.

My guess is he's still hobbled, but if his name was Santana Moss, there's no way he'd be inactive.

Posted by: psps23 | October 3, 2008 1:19 PM | Report abuse

Cork, you don't like Dan Snyder, we get it....

Posted by: BeantownGreg | October 3, 2008 10:39 AM

Greg,

He had to get his shot in for the day, we will not see much of him unless the team starts losing.

Posted by: Flounder21 | October 3, 2008 10:42 AM


Et tu, Flounder? Thou doth hurt me to the quick with thy terrible swift retort.

Honest to chrips, people who can't write write a decent retort would be better off NOT skipping their remedial reading courses.

I'll always be a Redskin fan, but as for Redskin "fans" like you--not so much.

Posted by: Corkczar | October 3, 2008 1:26 PM | Report abuse

+++Let's hope we can get that running game going early!

Posted by: bms46and2 | October 3, 2008 1:03 PM +++

Well put. LOVE the imaginative new plays Zorn has put into the running game. The fakes and deception freeze defenders and let Portis get to the hole and the blockers get better angles.

Gibbs 1.0 didn't need that, since the Hogs were the heaviest line in the NFL.

But now, with the older smaller vets, this is great strategy.

Posted by: Corkczar | October 3, 2008 1:29 PM | Report abuse

+++As much as we ragged on Jansen in pre-season, it sure is nice to have him stepping in when the starter goes down. Course he's gonna see some crazy blitzing for the eagles, but he's been there before.

Posted by: dlhaze1 | October 3, 2008 1:14 PM+++

Lotsa folks got on Randy Thomas's case too. But I guess it takes some more healing to get ready to go, plus working back into the system.

Amazing how Olines, even those with less talent, often outplay superior ones when they've been working together for a while.

Posted by: Corkczar | October 3, 2008 2:34 PM | Report abuse

Honest to chrips, people who can't write write a decent retort would be better off NOT skipping their remedial reading courses.

Posted by: Corkczar | October 3, 2008 1:26 PM

...people who can't "write write" huh? Boy that one really blew up in your face.

Posted by: CPortisRun | October 3, 2008 10:23 PM | Report abuse

Tell us what "not expected to play" means. Is he inactive? If he suits up and Jansen *unexpectedly* goes down, does Heyer come in?

Posted by: WorstSeat | October 4, 2008 1:18 PM | Report abuse

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