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Landry, Thomas are out; Edwin Williams will start

Neither wide receiver Devin Thomas nor safety LaRon Landry will make the trip to San Diego for Sunday's season finale against the Chargers, Redskins Coach Jim Zorn said. Rookie Edwin Williams will start at right guard for the injured Mike Williams, according to Zorn.

Thomas missed last week's game against Dallas with a sprained ankle, and has not practiced all week. He finishes the 2009 season, his second in the NFL, with 25 catches for 325 yards and three touchdowns - and also with the knowledge that he had advanced to be the team's No. 2 wide receiver behind Santana Moss.

Landry has suffered from what Zorn has called a "mild concussion," and did not practice all week. The third-year player from LSU will miss the first game of his NFL career, and he finishes with 90 tackles, one sack, two forced fumbles and an interception.

With Landry out and fellow safeties Reed Doughty and Chris Horton on injured reserve, the Redskins are extremely thin at the position. Kareem Moore will make his first start of the year, and the second start of his career, and it's likely cornerback Fred Smoot will see some time at safety alongside Moore. Lendy Holmes, an undrafted free agent from Oklahoma who has played in seven games - mostly on special teams - could also get some time. The Redskins have no other safeties on the roster.

Edwin Williams beat out rookie Paul Fanaika and third-year veteran Will Montgomery in practice and will start for the second time this year. He previously started Nov. 29 at Philadelphia, the week after Chad Rinehart went out with a season-ending leg injury. The Redskins have used five different starting right guards this season.

"I went there because he's had a start this year, and I wasn't displeased," Zorn said of Edwin Williams. "Give him another shot at it. We gave Paul some reps early, but he's not quite ready. I'm not opposed about playing Will in there at all, but we're going to give Edwin the shot and let him go all the way if he can hold up."

Zorn said both defensive tackle Albert Haynesworth (hip) and linebacker Rocky McIntosh (back) will be game-time decisions.

And the Redskins' player of the decade is ...

It started with 16 names and ends today with your choice of Chris Samuels as the Redskins' player of the decade. Sean Taylor was the runner-up.

By Barry Svrluga  |  January 1, 2010; 1:05 PM ET
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Put these two guys on IR and activate daggar and MistaMoe for this game. Don't start them, but put them in long enough to get a good taste of the action. In daggar's case, that would involve running out onto the field and back again before the ball is snapped.

Posted by: League-Source | January 1, 2010 1:29 PM | Report abuse

Does a mild concussion allow dancing in the club with shirt off and 2 bottles in hand? Well I guess he has every right to party but I guess I have a skewed view of concussions!

Posted by: overzealous08 | January 1, 2010 1:47 PM | Report abuse

No homo!

Posted by: overzealous08 | January 1, 2010 1:48 PM | Report abuse

"Trotting", not "running".
We'll do the swinging gate play, but I'll hang out on the near sideline and wait for the others to arrive.

Posted by: daggar | January 1, 2010 1:53 PM | Report abuse

"Put these two guys on IR and activate daggar and MistaMoe for this game."

My agent, Mr. Scott Boras, informed me of your suggested personnel move.

He said a deal couldn't get done as Mr. B Allen is constrained by sal cap issues and health care concerns.

Of course, since I don't have a contract in place, Mr. Boras informed me I have a 'hammy,' (wink-wink) and thus, can not run well enough to play.

Presently, Mr. Boras and I are awaiting a call from Brian Cashman and the good people in pinstripes.

I'd play for them with or without a contract.

Or hammies.

Posted by: MistaMoe | January 1, 2010 1:55 PM | Report abuse

Anybody catch a glimpse of the PSU v LSU game in Orlando.

Easily the worst field conditions I've ever seen. Almost unplayable.

Posted by: Diesel44 | January 1, 2010 2:10 PM | Report abuse
One thing I strongly disagree with in the article is the fawning and salivating over Carlos Rogers. We've been watching the guy get abused in coverage again and again, we watch him give up TDs, and they paint him as the most talented DB on the team who is misunderstood and marginalized. Puhlease.

Posted by: p1funk | January 1, 2010 1:25 PM | Report abuse


I see what you are saying but not many CB's can play solid coverage with 10-15 yds between him and the WR. He needs to play more man up press coverage. When he is allowed to do that, he is a much better CB. ( even though he can't catch a cold in the middle of an Aircraft during a SARS outbreak )


Posted by: michael_b_clegg | January 1, 2010 2:12 PM | Report abuse

can u believe the charges are only a four pt. fav.?

Final: 51-9

Posted by: scollins | January 1, 2010 2:12 PM | Report abuse

can u believe the charges are only a four pt. fav.?
Final: 51-9

No way we score 51 points

Posted by: daggar | January 1, 2010 2:25 PM | Report abuse


"Anybody catch a glimpse of the PSU v LSU game in Orlando. Easily the worst field conditions I've ever seen. Almost unplayable."

They just re-sodded the field.

Next year, it will have field turf.

The state h.s. football championships, UCF home games, and various bowl games have played on it.

The stadium itself is a dump.

Posted by: MistaMoe | January 1, 2010 2:27 PM | Report abuse

The way this season has gone, Zorn will call some masterful game, and wind up beating the Chargers 3rd stringers to screw the Redskins out of the number 5 pick they have so well earned.

Posted by: SkinsfaninKaneohe | January 1, 2010 2:28 PM | Report abuse

Tracee Hamilton,

Why is it so hard to believe that Jerry Gray does not want to discuss whether he interviewed for his current boss job? Really? Is this the best that you can come up with? Worthless piece of space!


Posted by: michael_b_clegg | January 1, 2010 2:33 PM | Report abuse

Man, we gotta draft this Northwestern QB, Kafka.
I could spend a full season describing plays as "kafkaesque".

Posted by: daggar | January 1, 2010 2:34 PM | Report abuse


Now is your chance to continue to use Kafkaesque!!!!


Posted by: michael_b_clegg | January 1, 2010 2:40 PM | Report abuse

Man, we gotta draft this Northwestern QB, Kafka.
I could spend a full season describing plays as "kafkaesque".

Posted by: daggar | January 1, 2010 2:34 PM | Report abuse

Would we have to watch him turn into a roach?

I guess that would be no worse than watching this season turn into a steaming pile of cow poo.

Posted by: Original_etrod | January 1, 2010 2:45 PM | Report abuse

A lot of bowl games on.


All the teams seem about equal.

Not a lot of outstanding, talented players to see.

I'm beginning to get sick of the 'spread' and unpolished running quarterbacks.

Florida State has what looks like an NBA point guard playing quarterback.

Where are all the elite, NFL quarterbacks the scouts say are in the draft?

But we will keep watching tackles.

Selvish Capers, Eugene Wang, Ciron Black....

Posted by: MistaMoe | January 1, 2010 2:47 PM | Report abuse

beepity beep beep

beep beep

Posted by: League-Source | January 1, 2010 2:50 PM | Report abuse

Happy New Year to all! I hope that the Redskins get the highest pick that they can in the draft! Not that I want them to loose , but we need help on that line! Please draft linemen! I am sure that they will find a way to muck up the pick! Well at least we do not have to count on Vinny to muck it up for us! BTW F-Dallas!! I hope Philly and Dallas play a bodybag game so niether one goes far in the playoffs!

Posted by: vexed50verizonnet | January 1, 2010 7:36 PM | Report abuse

STAY the course and don't panic. Build the o-line in 2010. Stay away from glamor picks.

Don't dare win in SAN DIEGO.


Let's say thanks for the memories to WIL MONTGOMERY, CHRIS SAMUELS, RANDY THOMAS and LEVI JONES.

Sign ETHAN "Red Snapper" ALBRIGHT to another one-year contract. Move EDWIN WILLIAMS to backup center and look to replace RABACH, not resign him. If all else fails a one-year incentive contract.

Sign BMW to another one-year contract.

Pick a LT, either CAMPBELL, OKUNG, or BELUGA with the 1st round pick.

With the regular second pick take JASON FOX MIAMI or TRENT WILLIAMS OKLAHOMA for RT.



SIGN JC for two.

TRADE PORTIS and LANDRY for a second each.

With the highest secured second pick take RB RYAN MATHEWS FRESNO STATE.

Release RANDEL-EL and take the hit. Play MALCOLM KELLY and MARKO MITCHELL instead.


With the lowest secured second, and our fifth, secure the rights to negotiate with NICK COLLINS FS GREEN BAY. Take FS TERRELL WHITEHEAD either in the seventh or as an undrafted FA.

Sign CARLOS ROGERS or tender him for a third, and trade the pick and next year's third for the rights to DUNTA ROBINSON and let LOS walk.

KARLOS DANSBY if possible for SSLB otherwise, take ANGELO CROWELL or KEITH BULLOCK in UFA.

Release RENALDO WYNN, and sign PHILLIP DANIELS as insurance for one more season. Be certain CHRIS WILSON will be in the house in 2010 as well as LORENZO ALEXANDER and KEDRICK GOLSTON.

SIGN ANTHONY MONTGOMERY for one more year, and wait to secure a top notch DT opposite MONEYSWORTH. As a second option, if magic can be worked to secure a BARRY COFIELD-type player this year go for the gusto. A third option would be to take the best available DT in the seventh if not used at FS and put ROB JACKSON in AM's slot.

Boy, GM's earn their keep, but fantasy football sure is fun. No wonder DS enjoys ownership of this franchise.

Posted by: glawrence007 | January 1, 2010 8:18 PM | Report abuse

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