Kareem Moore could miss six weeks
News that safety Kareem Moore could miss as many as six weeks began to spread Sunday morning.
Moore was scheduled to undergo an MRI test on his right knee, though Coach Mike Shanahan isn't expected to discuss the results until Monday afternoon following practice. But players talk and word spread quickly that Moore's knee sprain will keep him off the football field for the time being.
"Pissed off because I just realize we lost a starting safty for awhile because of a fake punt in preseason," Phillip Daniels said on his Twitter feed Sunday.
While many coaches are reluctant to show trick plays in the preseason, they're not exactly uncommon. The Redskins, in fact, attempted one last preseason under Coach Jim Zorn.
Regardless, Moore indicated following the game that his injury was not caused by any hit on the play. "I was running and then I just felt something and then I just went down," Moore said. "I just felt kind of awkward on the play; no hit or anything."
Moore said following the game that it was a minor sprain -- "that's all" -- but team sources later revealed that the team fears he'll likely miss the season opener against Dallas.
His absence will cause some lineup shuffling. Moore is the only natural free safety on the roster. On the most recent depth chart, Reed Doughty and Anderson Russell are listed as the second- and third-team free safeties. But it's possible the team will shift Chris Horton over from strong safety and give him some reps while Moore recovers.
August 22, 2010; 1:35 PM ET
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