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Posted at 2:30 PM ET, 12/10/2010

Practice squad call-up coming for Redskins

By Rick Maese

Though the Redskins placed Albert Haynesworth on the suspended list on Tuesday, Mike Shanahan did not immediately fill his spot on the 53-man roster. Asked Friday what he intends to do, Shanahan said he'll "probably" add someone before Sunday's game.

Expect Shanahan to pick a player from the practice squad, someone who's familiar with the gameplan and practiced all week with the team. The bigger question: Which player will it be?

Shanahan has made several Saturday call-ups this week and likes to wait until the last minute so opposing coaches don't have a chance to do much research.

"I'd have to kill you," he joked on Friday, asked which player might fill the empty roster spot.


Reporters tried prodding, but Shanahan wouldn't even confirm that he'd want a defensive player.
"I dont know. Can't tell you," he said. "Can't tell you right now."

The Redskins don't currently have a defensive lineman on the practice squad. Injuries have left them thin in the secondary, which might make safety Sha'reff Rashad a good candidate. Linebacker Rob Jackson is the only other defensive player on the practice squad.

The offensive players are: running back Shawnbrey McNeal, offensive linemen Erik Cook, Selvish Capers and Jacob Bender, and receivers Taurus Johnson and Maurice Price.

Whichever player is added to the 53-man might not necessarily be active on Sunday. Assuming the Redskins want more than five defensive linemen active, the most likely options are Anthony Bryant, who was active for the second time last Sunday, and Jeremy Jarmon, who's been active twice this season but not since Week 6.

Asked if Jarmon was an option, Shanahan said: "It's possible. Quite possible."

By Rick Maese  | December 10, 2010; 2:30 PM ET
 
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Comments

bring up the guy with the crazy name

sha'reef
selvish
shawnbrey
taurus

Posted by: pabrian2003 | December 10, 2010 2:42 PM | Report abuse

The suspense is killing me.

Posted by: iH8dallas | December 10, 2010 2:44 PM | Report abuse

Why has Jarmon only been "active" twice so far this season? Is it because he's not good, or is it because there are other people better than him? I thought he's been a halfway good player when he actually gets on the field.

Posted by: REDneckSKINhead | December 10, 2010 2:44 PM | Report abuse

Purely for entertainment purposes, am trying to make sense of the previous article.

(I also need to phone my bookie pretty soon.)

Now we all know the coach tends to be a bit economical with the truth, especially when it comes to injury reports.

So my challenge to you to help me separate the fact from the fiction.

Where exactly do you figure Shanny is lying, and where is he telling the truth?

Is it when he says:

a. He hasn't already ruled out Landry and Rogers for this weekend's game
b. He really doesn't know if they're going to be ready to go on Sunday
c. He wants to evaluate them again on Saturday to see if they're "ready to go full speed"
d. He also expects Torain and Moore to be good to go on Sunday
e. All of the above

Have already figured the winners and losers for the weekend.

At issue, however, is the point spread.

Posted by: Vic1 | December 10, 2010 2:44 PM | Report abuse

So glad for a new thread, was getting tired of seeing people sing the praises of Jay Cutler.

So much easier to win when your defense is among the 5 best defenses in yds/attempt, yds/carry AND turnovers. Plus, with Devin Hester returning kicks, you got some of the league's best special teams.

Lots easier to win when you defense is among the league's best.

Posted by: zcezcest1 | December 10, 2010 2:47 PM | Report abuse

How many rushing yards for Torain?

I say around 90 for him and 110 for James Davis.

Posted by: iH8dallas | December 10, 2010 2:48 PM | Report abuse

The offense would be a lot better if they were not playing from behind all the time.

Posted by: iH8dallas | December 10, 2010 2:52 PM | Report abuse

So glad for a new thread, was getting tired of seeing people sing the praises of Jay Cutler.

Posted by: zcezcest1 | December 10, 2010 2:47 PM

Boy I'm glad I skipped that.

Posted by: scampbell1975 | December 10, 2010 2:53 PM | Report abuse

Shanahan has made several Saturday call-ups this week and likes to wait until the last minute so opposing coaches don't have a chance to do much research.


Rick Maese is a time traveler!!!

Posted by: freakzilla | December 10, 2010 2:57 PM | Report abuse

Lots easier to win when you defense is among the league's best.

Posted by: zcezcest1 | December 10, 2010 2:47 PM | Report abuse

Whatever dude, of course it is. But on merit of QB play, which was the question at hand, Cutler has been far better than Mcnabb this year.

And I'm not a Mcnabb basher either. And I personally dislike Cutler.

If you can't see that Cutler is younger and playing better than #5 when both are in the first year of a new-to-them system, and both playing behind suspect O-lines, then you are lost.

Posted by: WaitingGuilty | December 10, 2010 2:59 PM | Report abuse

Cook gets the call in from the bullpen....

Posted by: BeantownGreg1 | December 10, 2010 3:00 PM | Report abuse

F Jay "Fat Face" Cutler.

Posted by: scampbell1975 | December 10, 2010 3:01 PM | Report abuse

I'm not going to argue Cutler vs anyone. The guy is a mid-level NFL QB, nothing more. If you want to argue he's having a better year than the 27th rated passer (or whatever Donovan is at this point), not going to argue. Neither is close to being the guy that was expected for in their respective trades.

Posted by: zcezcest1 | December 10, 2010 3:07 PM | Report abuse

Whatever dude, of course it is. But on merit of QB play, which was the question at hand, Cutler has been far better than Mcnabb this year.

And I'm not a Mcnabb basher either. And I personally dislike Cutler.

If you can't see that Cutler is younger and playing better than #5 when both are in the first year of a new-to-them system, and both playing behind suspect O-lines, then you are lost.

Posted by: WaitingGuilty | December 10, 2010 2:59 PM | Report abuse

I want no part of Cutler. The guy is brash, self-centered, has no leadership ability. No thanks to JCutler.

Posted by: frediefritz | December 10, 2010 3:08 PM | Report abuse

Did anyone see that game when Cutler threw 4 picks in one game? To the same player? Wow!

Posted by: PlayAction | December 10, 2010 3:08 PM | Report abuse

Peytons hair could be 3 feet long and still not touch his ears

Posted by: pabrian2003 | December 10, 2010 2:38 PM | Report abuse

Yeah, Peyton looks like Frankenstein without the pegs coming out the neck, and Eli looks like a retarded kid who missed the short bus.

Posted by: monk811 | December 10, 2010 3:08 PM | Report abuse

captain obvious beeps

Posted by: RomoLongballs | December 10, 2010 3:10 PM | Report abuse

running game beeps

Posted by: frediefritz | December 10, 2010 3:12 PM | Report abuse

Posted by: zcezcest1 | December 10, 2010 3:07 PM | Report abuse

The question was asking us to compare Cutler and McNabb!

Posted by: WaitingGuilty | December 10, 2010 3:14 PM | Report abuse

Just for reference:

The Redskins 53 man roster is getting younger right before our eyes. At the start of the season, the average age of the Redskins roster was 28.02, which was the oldest in the league. Currently, with only 52 men on the roster, our average age is 27.42. If that had been our average age at the beginning of the season, we would have been the 8th oldest team. If we sign a player off of our practice squad to fill the 53rd spot, our average age will dip slightly lower still to between 27.37 and 27.32 (no one on our practice squad is older than 25 or younger than 22). The youth movement has already begun!

(I could not find any data about the current average age of the other 31 teams, and I am not about to do the math myself!)

Posted by: kaasmaster | December 10, 2010 3:15 PM | Report abuse

Why has Jarmon only been "active" twice so far this season? Is it because he's not good, or is it because there are other people better than him? I thought he's been a halfway good player when he actually gets on the field.

Posted by: REDneckSKINhead | December 10, 2010 2:44 PM
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jarmon had knee surgery in the off season and then had complications due to weight gain for the 34 defensive end...

Posted by: jimmy_the_crickett | December 10, 2010 3:20 PM | Report abuse

Say what ever you like. I say FIRE SHANNAHAN. He sucks post-Elway. Dan Snyder should have hired Russ Grimm as the HC

Posted by: pri1ce | December 10, 2010 3:48 PM | Report abuse

FFFFAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAARRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTT

Posted by: kickass10101 | December 10, 2010 3:55 PM | Report abuse

So glad for a new thread, was getting tired of seeing people sing the praises of Jay Cutler.

So much easier to win when your defense is among the 5 best defenses in yds/attempt, yds/carry AND turnovers. Plus, with Devin Hester returning kicks, you got some of the league's best special teams.

Lots easier to win when you defense is among the league's best.

Posted by: zcezcest1 | December 10, 2010 2:47 PM |

Why did you have to bring up Jason Campbell? I thought we were through with that.

Posted by: Thinker_ | December 11, 2010 5:28 AM | Report abuse

Whatever dude, of course it is. But on merit of QB play, which was the question at hand, Cutler has been far better than Mcnabb this year.

Posted by: WaitingGuilty | December 10, 2010 2:59 PM |

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What on earth are you talking about?! You think if we had Jay Cutler we'd be better off?! We would have won more games? Is that what you're saying?

Because, honestly, I'd take a few more losses with McNabb, or even Jason Campbell, to a QB with a personality - if you can call it that - like Cutler's.

I know you're not saying we'd be good with Jay "I Suck" Cutler. Right? You're not saying that.

Try to get it in your bomb shelter of a head, remember last year when Campbell was the weak link? Remember that? I knew he wasn't, but you probably did. So we brought in Donovan McNabb and he's looking as bad or worse. Cutler?! What the F are you even thinking?!

Who's better? McNabb or Cutler?! Are you insane? Do you have Asburger's?

Here's a test:
What's better? A piece of crap or a piece of crap smashed into your face?

I mean, c'mon, man, Jay Cutler? REally? What is your point? Jay Fing Cutler? Are you serious?

Posted by: Thinker_ | December 11, 2010 5:37 AM | Report abuse

Actually, I wish we COULD get Jay Cutler.

Just so that the entire 53 man roster could line up and take a dump on his face.

And then, we cut him.

That's about the only thing about Jay "Lay A Log On My Face" Cutler that is worthwhile.

Posted by: Thinker_ | December 11, 2010 5:45 AM | Report abuse

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