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Posted at 11:31 AM ET, 11/23/2010

Washington Redskins, already thin on offensive line, lose practice squad tackle to Seahawks

By Rick Maese

With center Casey Rabach and guards Artis Hicks and Derrick Dockery all ailing, the Redskins could be looking at a shortage of offensive linemen this Sunday. The Redskins were about to turn to tight end Logan Paulsen to plug a gap in the line if one more player suffered an injury in Tennessee.

If they're looking to pull up a quick fix from the practice squad this Sunday against Minnesota, the Redskins have one fewer option. The Seahawks signed tackle Will Robinson from the Washington practice squad onto Seattle's 53-man roster.

"It's official," Robinson tweeted Tuesday morning.

If the Redskins do look to the practice squad for some depth this Sunday, the remaining line options are tackle Selvish Capers and Erik Cook, who can play center or guard. Both are rookies who were with the team in training camp.

The Redskins do have one roster opening right now. They placed safety Anderson Russell and running back Chad Simpson on the injured reserve list Monday. They signed running back James Davis from their practice squad to fill one spot. Shanahan said Monday they'd likely use the second opening on a safety.

Robinson is a San Diego State product who originally signed with the Seahawks as an undrafted rookie free agent in 2008. He spent all of that season on the Seahawks' injured reserve list before signing with the Redskins as a free agent. He spent most of last season on the practice squad and was added to the 53-man roster for the final four weeks of the season, seeing action in the team's Week 15 loss to the Giants.

By Rick Maese  | November 23, 2010; 11:31 AM ET
Categories:  Offensive line  
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Comments

Bring back Fred Smoot at saftey!

Posted by: Original_etrod | November 23, 2010 11:47 AM | Report abuse

who cares?

Posted by: iH8dallas | November 23, 2010 11:49 AM | Report abuse

Grown men...especially football players...should not be tweeting...its disgusting...I'm glad he's gone.

Posted by: PlayAction | November 23, 2010 11:51 AM | Report abuse

Danger, Will Robinson!

Posted by: soupdjour | November 23, 2010 11:53 AM | Report abuse

Bring back Fred Smoot at saftey!

Posted by: Original_etrod | November 23, 2010 11:47 AM

I heard Ramsee Robinson (sp) CB who was with the Skins this preseason is schedule to workout for the team. It would make some sense to move in that direction because he worked on teams and that is where he's excelled in the past.

Posted by: TWISI | November 23, 2010 11:53 AM | Report abuse

2. You might want to start recruiting your dates at the local KKK meeting, I hear they like the N word a lot, which is right up your alley!!!

Posted by: monk811 | November 23, 2010 11:21 AM | Report abuse

Not a bad idea! Your date starts out between the sheets, and you never know what beauty might be lurking there.

Posted by: frediefritz | November 23, 2010 11:41 AM | Report abuse

And when the robe and pointed hat come off and she's uglier than my butt, you could always put the hat back on!!! Wow PF, you should be grateful we gave you this idea, this just opened your possibilities to a whole new Racist Dating World!!!

Posted by: monk811 | November 23, 2010 11:53 AM | Report abuse

Watched the game but missed some RI posts this past weekend, thought Austin got promoted to the 53?

You guys already cover this?

Galloway showed he had a pulse on Sunday so he hasn't fully decomposed, yet. Just want to see some young guys get reps and find out who can play and who can't. Don't need to waste time on washed up vets.

Posted by: saltine182 | November 23, 2010 11:56 AM | Report abuse

Bring back Fred Smoot at saftey!

Posted by: Original_etrod | November 23, 2010 11:47 AM


Did I miss something? Smoot would play safety about well as you spelled it...

PA, if we only employed players that don't tweet, we'd be the ones pilaging other people's practice squads...

Posted by: brownwood26 | November 23, 2010 11:56 AM | Report abuse

Danger, Will Robinson!

Posted by: soupdjour | November 23, 2010 11:53 AM


Wow...someone just dated themselves. Carbon dated, that is...

Posted by: brownwood26 | November 23, 2010 12:01 PM | Report abuse

Is Levi Jones still unemployed???

Posted by: monk811 | November 23, 2010 12:06 PM | Report abuse

I'm glad they didn't take Cooke or Capers. I think they have more long term upside based on the little I've seen.

Given our situation, I think you bring up Cooke before Capers because he can play both C/G spots. Even though he played C in college, I'm thinking he might ultimately find a home at G. Nice to have guys that can play both.

And why aren't we raiding other teams Practice Squads?

Posted by: edvar | November 23, 2010 12:07 PM | Report abuse

With the Vikings head coaching change, anyone else worried that they come in all fired up and beat the Redskins?

Posted by: FloridaCapsFan | November 23, 2010 12:11 PM | Report abuse

And why aren't we raiding other teams Practice Squads?

Posted by: edvar | November 23, 2010 12:07 PM

Because it takes a couple of weeks for them to get up to speed in your system, plus these are the guys that the other team thinks aren't good enough yet to be on a roster.

Posted by: beep-beep | November 23, 2010 12:12 PM | Report abuse

With the Vikings head coaching change, anyone else worried that they come in all fired up and beat the Redskins?

Posted by: FloridaCapsFan | November 23, 2010 12:11 PM |

I might be if the new/interim coach were to start Jackson at QB. That would likely entail utilizing their full complement of ground weapons (AP, Percy Harvin, etc.) as opposed to selfishly running the team into the ground like Favre does.

Favre starting means more of the same. He is dead last in terms of ratings/stats. I love the timing of the match up.

Arseneo Hall might have 5 picks this week.

Posted by: Personal_Fowl | November 23, 2010 12:17 PM | Report abuse

Excellent opening to TMQ by Easterbrook on ESPN. Mentioned AA beating out Thomas and Kelly to earn his spot.

Posted by: saltine182 | November 23, 2010 12:18 PM | Report abuse

With the Vikings head coaching change, anyone else worried that they come in all fired up and beat the Redskins?

Posted by: FloridaCapsFan | November 23, 2010 12:11 PM

Some of the gang on here are. I'm not. I remember when the Skins players were all jazzed about getting Terry Robiskie and then came out and laid a big fat egg for him.

Changing coaches mid season is generally a bad thing and rarely turns it around. Most guys know there will be a new coach and a new system coming in, and are just playing out the string.

They are going to be playing on grass, on the road and the season is over for them. The trap is the Skins not coming out guns blazing and putting them away.

We should take these guys.

Posted by: edvar | November 23, 2010 12:18 PM | Report abuse


I predict Leslie Frazier's head coaching career will emulate the career of the immortal Terry Robiskie. Book it.

Posted by: Kenbeatrizz | November 23, 2010 9:54 AM

Hardly. Frazier has already been interviewed for head coaching jobs and, depending on how many guys lose their jobs this year, is likely to be someone's head coach next year. Polian in Indianapolis cited him as the leading candidate among coordinators.

Posted by: beep-beep | November 23, 2010 9:59 AM

Considering the Vikes had Tony Dungy and Mike Tomlin in house as assistants. I doubt they let Frazier get away.

This is the worst case scenario for the Skins. I wish they had waited 1 more week to fire CHilly.

Posted by: Diesel44 | November 23, 2010 12:19 PM | Report abuse

I wish they had waited 1 more week to fire CHilly.

Posted by: Diesel44 | November 23, 2010 12:19 PM

Yup.

That would have been perfect.

Posted by: edvar | November 23, 2010 12:22 PM | Report abuse

Washington Redskins lose practice squad tackle to Seahawks


Nothin' Like High Comedy:

You might want to start recruiting your dates at the local KKK meeting, I hear they like the N word a lot, which is right up your alley!!!

Posted by: monk811

Not a bad idea! Your date starts out between the sheets, and you never know what beauty might be lurking there.


Analysis:

I've tried picking up women at the local KKK meetings, but, alas, they have more trouble with black men than than a pissed police officer.

Posted by: frediefritz

Posted by: MistaMoe | November 23, 2010 12:22 PM | Report abuse

What's the chances Stephon Heyer goes from crappy Tackle this year to starting Guard next year???

Posted by: monk811 | November 23, 2010 12:24 PM | Report abuse

35-10 Redskins

Posted by: iH8dallas | November 23, 2010 12:24 PM | Report abuse

I wish they had waited 1 more week to fire CHilly.

Posted by: Diesel44 | November 23, 2010 12:19 PM

Yup.

That would have been perfect.

Posted by: edvar | November 23, 2010 12:22 PM |

Just so you know, Chilly 'aint playing.

But....Favre still is.

More of the same.

I predict the 'Skins will 'retire' Favre a la Troy Barkman.

He will ride off into the sunset after this weeks' beatdown.

Posted by: Personal_Fowl | November 23, 2010 12:24 PM | Report abuse

I wish they had waited 1 more week to fire CHilly.

Posted by: Diesel44 | November 23, 2010 12:19 PM

Yup.

That would have been perfect.

Posted by: edvar | November 23, 2010 12:22 PM

Given the redskins play so far this year and 5-5 record...I would say there is roughly a 50% chance the vikings win...and he could have saved his job even one week longer.

Posted by: PlayAction | November 23, 2010 12:28 PM | Report abuse

Here is some info on coaching changes mid-season, so stop worrying so much.


There have been 72 in-season coaching changes in the game's modern era (since 1960). Only 13 of those 72 interim coaches managed to win more games than they lost, and three others broke even. In the other 56 cases, the interim coach inherited a losing team — and that team kept right on losing.

Posted by: Flounder21 | November 23, 2010 12:28 PM | Report abuse

What's the chances Stephon Heyer goes from crappy Tackle this year to starting Guard next year???

Posted by: monk811 | November 23, 2010 12:24 PM | Report abuse

It worked for Leonard Davis.

Posted by: iH8dallas | November 23, 2010 12:28 PM | Report abuse

Here is some info on coaching changes mid-season, so stop worrying so much.


There have been 72 in-season coaching changes in the game's modern era (since 1960). Only 13 of those 72 interim coaches managed to win more games than they lost, and three others broke even. In the other 56 cases, the interim coach inherited a losing team — and that team kept right on losing.

Posted by: Flounder21 | November 23, 2010 12:28 PM

Flounder...did you happen to come across interim coaches records in their first game? I looked yesterday but couldn't find it.

Posted by: PlayAction | November 23, 2010 12:34 PM | Report abuse

Flounder...did you happen to come across interim coaches records in their first game? I looked yesterday but couldn't find it.

Posted by: PlayAction | November 23, 2010 12:34 PM |

Didn't see that.

Posted by: Flounder21 | November 23, 2010 12:38 PM | Report abuse

In the other 56 cases, the interim coach inherited a losing team — and that team kept right on losing.

Nothing like the power power of consistency.

Posted by: MistaMoe | November 23, 2010 12:38 PM | Report abuse

Only 13 of those 72 interim coaches managed to win more games than they lost, and three others broke even. In the other 56 cases, the interim coach inherited a losing team — and that team kept right on losing.

Posted by: Flounder21 | November 23, 2010 12:28 PM

Good work with the stats, Flounder, but they don't address the real issue that has this board buzzing. From what I've read up here, every one of the 72, except Terry Robiskie, won the first game they coached. Yikes.

Posted by: beep-beep | November 23, 2010 12:40 PM | Report abuse

Good work with the stats, Flounder, but they don't address the real issue that has this board buzzing. From what I've read up here, every one of the 72, except Terry Robiskie, won the first game they coached. Yikes.

Posted by: beep-beep | November 23, 2010 12:40 PM |

Yes beep according to the people up here that is correct.

Posted by: Flounder21 | November 23, 2010 12:42 PM | Report abuse

Here is some info on coaching changes mid-season, so stop worrying so much.


There have been 72 in-season coaching changes in the game's modern era (since 1960). Only 13 of those 72 interim coaches managed to win more games than they lost, and three others broke even. In the other 56 cases, the interim coach inherited a losing team — and that team kept right on losing.

Posted by: Flounder21 | November 23, 2010 12:28 PM

Good stuff Flound...however, the specific cases with Dallas and Minny this year are very different than your run of the mill 2 or 3 win team with no talent AND no direction.

Dallas and Minny aren't awful teams in the classic sense...they're very talented teams that lacked proper leadership. We've seen an about face in Dallas with the way they're playing and it wouldn't be a stretch to think that if Frazier is as good as advertised, he could spur a similar turnaround in Minny. It's easy to dismiss them based on record, but this IS still a team that was in the NFC title game last season and most of the pieces of that team are still in place.

Not saying that the Skins can't beat them...Favre is still starting and he's a pick 6 waiting to happen. Just sayin' that our chances just got a lot worse when they got rid of Chilly.

Posted by: brownwood26 | November 23, 2010 12:42 PM | Report abuse

Only 13 of those 72 interim coaches managed to win more games than they lost, and three others broke even. In the other 56 cases, the interim coach inherited a losing team — and that team kept right on losing.

Posted by: Flounder21 | November 23, 2010 12:28 PM

Wasn't there a team that lost its first seven games and then changed coaches EVERY week for the last nine weeks? I heard they went 9-7 and just missed a wild card slot.

Posted by: beep-beep | November 23, 2010 12:47 PM | Report abuse

Galloway showed he had a pulse on Sunday so he hasn't fully decomposed

Dude has the biggest case of 'alligator arms' I've ever seen.

He'd have more catches if he was willing to take a hit.

Posted by: MistaMoe | November 23, 2010 12:50 PM | Report abuse

Beeps Peeps

Posted by: kaasmaster | November 23, 2010 12:50 PM | Report abuse

Wasn't there a team that lost its first seven games and then changed coaches EVERY week for the last nine weeks? I heard they went 9-7 and just missed a wild card slot.

Posted by: beep-beep | November 23, 2010 12:47 PM | Report abuse

Yes, I believe that was the Never-neverland Unicorns, hell of a year!

Posted by: monk811 | November 23, 2010 12:50 PM | Report abuse

Reinvigorated Vikings BEEPS (new post)

Posted by: Diesel44 | November 23, 2010 12:52 PM | Report abuse

Bring back Fred Smoot at saftey!

Posted by: Original_etrod

Did I miss something? Smoot would play safety about well as you spelled it...


Posted by: brownwood26
~~~
l'dmbo-Nice!

Posted by: ArmchairGM | November 23, 2010 1:12 PM | Report abuse

Bring back Fred Smoot at saftey!

Posted by: Original_etrod | November 23, 2010 11:47 AM
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bring back shawn springs also... just kidding!!!

Posted by: jimmy_the_crickett | November 23, 2010 1:34 PM | Report abuse

I am a big fan, but how can anybody really think that we will blow out the Vikes? We are decimated by injuries to several of our best players, and we aren't that strong even at full strength. I want us to win, of course, but like every other game this season (ex. Philly), it will go down to the wire. HTTR

Posted by: bogyfre | November 23, 2010 1:34 PM | Report abuse

moot would play safety about well as you spelled it...


Posted by: brownwood26 |

OOps retired, see BEEP BEEP's list

Posted by: ElYeah | November 23, 2010 1:59 PM | Report abuse

Is it just me, or do the skins have a tremendous amount of groin and hamstring pulls this year? Are they not stretching enough during the week and/or lifting too much? This happened a couple of year back and they started stretching more and the pulls decreased dramatically. Maybe they should do that again.

Posted by: donjohnson1 | November 23, 2010 2:13 PM | Report abuse

Another example where CP26's continuing refusal to go on IR has cost them a roster spot.

Not to say Robinson would've been the guy moved to the 53... but just about anyone who might have filled his roster spot would have made more of a contribution these past (and next) several weeks than Mr. One-Nut.

Posted by: Vic1 | November 23, 2010 2:19 PM | Report abuse

First of all, Robiskie sucked...plain and simple. Frazier is a smart guy who will be a head coach somewhere, if not Minny.
We're decimated with injuries.....Favre is coming off laying a huge egg. I don't really like it. I hope we win, obviously, but I've kind of got a bad feeling about it...

Posted by: Riggo2 | November 23, 2010 2:23 PM | Report abuse

We all cheered 100 years ago when we knocked Staubach out of our Thanksgiving game. Clint Longley came in and we were licking our chops....we'll kill this nobody!!! He throws 3 or 4 TD's and beats us. He looked like Joe Montana!!! Ruined my dinner....I'll never forget it.
Watch out for Frazier.....he's an unknown.

Posted by: Riggo2 | November 23, 2010 2:28 PM | Report abuse

F Seattle. I live in Seattle. F the Seahawks.

Posted by: tomass169 | November 23, 2010 8:37 PM | Report abuse

F Seattle. I live in Seattle. F the Seahawks.

Posted by: tomass169 | November 23, 2010 8:37 PM | Report abuse

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