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Blades might play Sunday against Falcons

Less than two weeks after undergoing arthroscopic knee surgery, reserve linebacker H.B. Blades might play Sunday against the Atlanta Falcons at the Georgia Dome, Coach Jim Zorn said Friday.

"The guy that has a chance to play but is questionable is H.B. Blades, which is amazing to me," Zorn said after practice. "But he has a chance. That'll be a game-time situation, but he is feeling better."

Blades was injured Oct. 26 in a 27-17 loss to the Philadelphia Eagles at FedEx Field. He had surgery the next day.

"He's moving around well," Zorn said. "We're looking out for swelling or anything could set him back."

Safety Chris Horton (knee) participated in practice and is listed as questionable. "He was out there today," Zorn said. "He did some things in a limited fashion."

By Jason Reid  |  November 6, 2009; 1:35 PM ET
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Comments

Who Cares....

First??

Posted by: gixxer998 | November 6, 2009 1:39 PM | Report abuse

BOYCOT????

Posted by: Forrest6 | November 6, 2009 1:40 PM | Report abuse

Blades is a football player. You can build a team around guys like that. Too bad the Redskins believe playing a defensive end at linebacker is a better idea than starting a guy like HB who knows the position and plays within his abilities.

Posted by: RedSkinHead | November 6, 2009 1:43 PM | Report abuse

"Anthony Montgomery has all the natural gifts, except that his motor runs hot and cold ... carburator problem or some such."

My theme isn't about Monty as much as it's about growing your own product.

Monty may run hot and cold, but he is on an NFL roster in Washington whereas the 6' 5" 325 young, hungry, run-stopping player we let go, Antonio Dixon, is not.

If Monty wasn't worth the spot, they should've traded him and given the spot and opportunity to Dixon.

Otherwise, the kooky decision-making process is what makes people wonder if the skins are smoking their own home grown product.

Posted by: MistaMoe | November 6, 2009 1:47 PM | Report abuse

How tall is Blades, 5-9?

Posted by: RedDMV | November 6, 2009 1:48 PM | Report abuse

"Blades might play Sunday against Falcons"


Well, he sure is a tough dude.

But every time I watch Brandon Siler-UF play, I think of how he'd make a great replacement for London Fletcher.

I say this because there are a couple of good middle linebacker kids coming up in a draft where the skins would do well to snatch a linemen or two.

Oh well.

Posted by: MistaMoe | November 6, 2009 1:50 PM | Report abuse

Anthony Montgomery? Trade?

Bwahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha

HA HA-ah-HA-ahhhhh....

Posted by: RedDMV | November 6, 2009 1:51 PM | Report abuse

moe, agreed, I'd have prefered Dixon as well....sigh...

with the 29th ranked defense, could the falcons be what this offense needs??

Posted by: BeantownGreg1 | November 6, 2009 1:54 PM | Report abuse

Replace Daniels with Monty? Monty would have to make the switch to DE. At 6'5" 325 he would he a pretty big DE and probably wouldnt have enough agility to defend the edge.

I would keep this guy since Corn Griffs can't be a starter much longer. If next year is uncapped, the guy is at the Skins mercy. Trade him, resign him, cut him, whatevers clever. That would be assuming the Skins

FIRE CERRATO!!!

because clever be not thy name Vinny.

Posted by: VaBeachBlitz | November 6, 2009 1:57 PM | Report abuse

with the 29th ranked defense, could the falcons be what this offense needs??

Posted by: BeantownGreg1 | November 6, 2009 1:54 PM | Report abuse


Wasn't KC ranked 29th or 30th when we played them? Detroit, too?

Posted by: Original_etrod | November 6, 2009 2:00 PM | Report abuse

beeps

Posted by: BeantownGreg1 | November 6, 2009 2:00 PM | Report abuse

We need a SS Lbacker. Blades is being groomed... or not... as a middle backer behind London. He is not big or fast enough to be a SS backer.

Philip Daniels is The Man. Quietly goes about his business in a MOST professional manner.

D Needs: Starting quality SS LB. True FS.
O Needs: 2 OT. Guard. Center, although Rabach can hold his own another year or two assuming the other holes are filled. RB. QB, although i think Campbell plays better when he has better support, and worse when he has to be the "savior" or play maker. Not the long term solution, but the other needs are more glaring.

Thats 8 top 3 round needs...and you can't get there from here in one year. What you can do, is get a good start once you admit your problem and decide to truly fix it.

I think I would go immediate starter LT, and SS LB or G depending on best available option next year with the first two picks.

I would assume and (hope) that Samuels, Thomas, (ARE) will be gone.

Posted by: SkinsfaninKaneohe | November 6, 2009 2:03 PM | Report abuse

Daniels is probably better at DT than DE at this point. Or bench.

Play Monty and Jarmon.

We have 3 DEs in Carter, Orakpo and Jarmon that can rotate. And yes, its time to experiment with Orakpo at DE. See how that goes.

Use Daniels as a rotation guy at DT when Grif, Albert, Lorenzo, Golston and Monty are winded.

Posted by: zcezcest1 | November 6, 2009 2:04 PM | Report abuse

Blades is a football player. You can build a team around guys like that. Too bad the Redskins believe playing a defensive end at linebacker is a better idea than starting a guy like HB who knows the position and plays within his abilities.

Posted by: RedSkinHead

Did we forget that Marcus Washington was a DE in college as well. Suggs (Ratbird Suggs) was a DE in college too. Yes I know a 3-4 is a little different but he's still in coverage.

Posted by: dcwun | November 6, 2009 2:11 PM | Report abuse

Monty may run hot and cold, but he is on an NFL roster in Washington whereas the 6' 5" 325 young, hungry, run-stopping player we let go, Antonio Dixon, is not.
Posted by: MistaMoe

Yeh Moe I agree Dixon was a keeper...I think the Iggles got him on their 53...We should try to get him back...

Posted by: jcnjcnj | November 6, 2009 2:49 PM | Report abuse

Hey, if Vinny thinks it's a bad idea GO WITH IT! If he likes it, RUN!

Posted by: Redskinrex | November 6, 2009 4:03 PM | Report abuse

Ouch!

Posted by: LongTimeSkinsFan | November 8, 2009 1:32 PM | Report abuse

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