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Redskins plan to use bye week to heal

Coach Jim Zorn opened his Monday news conference by detailing the long list of injuries. The Redskins are expected to place both left tackle Chris Samuels and tight end Chris Cooley on the season-ending injured-reserve list in the coming days, but there's a long list of other players suffering from bumps and bruises. The team is hoping most will feel better when it reconvenes Monday for practice.

Zorn said at least two could miss the Nov. 8 game at Atlanta. Linebacker H.B. Blades has "a bit of a knee injury," and underwent tests Tuesday. "We'll have more information tomorrow," Zorn said. "Right now it looks like he'll be out for a game, at least. As we go along, we'll figure out" the extent of the injury.

Cornerback Byron Westbrook suffered a similar knee injury, though Zorn didn't have any more details.

"The reason I can't say the whole thing is because I don't know yet," Zorn said. "But we've had an initial findings that they'll probably both be out for at least a week."

Ready for the list of the rest of the battered and bruised? Deep breath...

Cornelius Griffin, (elbow), Phillip Daniels (tendinitis), Stephon Heyer (knee), Clinton Portis (ankle), Albert Haynesworth (ankle), Jason Campbell (ankle), Mike Sellers (ankle). Zorn also mentioned London Fletcher and Jeremy Jarmon as players who emerged from Monday's game with pain. But he's hoping all of those players will benefit from some time off. The team originally had a practice scheduled for Wednesday, but coaches canceled that practice on Tuesday afternoon.

With so many players nursing nagging injuries, for Zorn, the bye week couldn't have come at a better time.

"This is going to be a great break for us," Zorn said. "It will be a chance for us to regroup, heal up, and then start strong again against Atlanta."

By Rick Maese  |  October 27, 2009; 5:15 PM ET
 
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and while their at it... FIND A GM!!!

Posted by: tony325 | October 27, 2009 5:18 PM | Report abuse

Ummm didn't we ALL emerge from Monday's game with pain?

Posted by: sfskin | October 27, 2009 5:24 PM | Report abuse

Have you noticed how Campbell's spin on things has changed as the season has worn on and things are looking really bad. It used to be happy-speak: "Me and Devin and Malcolm are working super hard at getting in synch". Now it's excuses: "With all the injuries on the OL I was worrying all the time about getting sacked and couldn't spot my receivers" or "I hurt my ankle and couldn't move around in the pocket very well to let the plays develop". After all, the dude is going to be job hunting in the offseason and he has to do all he can to look as good as possible. Heh, heh.

Posted by: LittleGreenBag | October 27, 2009 5:26 PM | Report abuse

Not living in MD, VA and DC area, I can't listen to that moron Vinny's radio show so maybe someone could shed some light on a question I have. Does he not take calls from listeners on his show? And if he does, what do the people ask?

I would assume every single call to his show would be a profanity laced tirade on how much he sucks at his job. Either that or they hire a couple stiffs to call up and blow smoke up his a@@.

Posted by: Moose33 | October 27, 2009 5:29 PM | Report abuse

"It will be a chance for us to regroup, heal up, and then start strong again against Atlanta."


In order to start strong again, wouldn't one have had to start strong before?

I guess if you go back to the first half of last season...

Posted by: freakzilla | October 27, 2009 5:32 PM | Report abuse

Usually when the defense has a breakdown and the opponents make a big play there is one, sometimes two, reasons why the breakdown occurred. With the Jackson TD catch we have a four bagger:

1. Dude wasn't jammed at the line of scrimmage to slow down play development time.
2. There was no safety to cover Jackson going deep.
3. McN had way too much time to wait for the play to develop. There was no pocket pressure.
4. The Skins could have drafted Jackson and didn't. Andy Reid drafted him instead. Andy is a WCO guy and Jackson is not a WCO-type WR but Andy is the kind of coach who can adapt and roll a variety of different ways when circumstances dictate.

Posted by: LittleGreenBag | October 27, 2009 5:38 PM | Report abuse

I just had the sudden urge to start referring to the Skins' VP of operations as Mindy Cerrato.


Juvenile? Sure.

Stupid? Yeah.


But I still like it.

Posted by: freakzilla | October 27, 2009 5:39 PM | Report abuse

They need more than a bye week to "heal"! what they need is a QUARTERBACK! I remember listening to the games when my half-brother had them on and, later seeing them after we got a tv. Ever since I was a die-hard Skins fan UNTIL Snyder came in and started running the team like the gestapo by not letting the coaches do THEIR job; but rather bow down to his demands to run the entire show and bringing useless/worthless players into the fold. That Campbell is about as useless as transplanting udders from a cow onto a bull!! When will any fans who stick with the team start chanting we want Sonny or Billy? Put Zorn in; he was a better quarterback than campbell ever will be in this lifetime or any other! Bench the deadweight and put Collins in and LEAVE HIM THERE!!!! Or better yet, trade that poor excuse for a professional football player to some unsuspecting team who doesn't know any better.
Any why is Jim Zorn taking all the heat? Doesn't look like that lewis did such a whiz bang job last night calling plays from the booth. Now does it???? This isn't a bingo game Snyder; can anyone say L17, O17, S17, S17 - BINGO, we have LOSS!

Posted by: whtstrk85 | October 27, 2009 7:41 PM | Report abuse

Uh, how can they re-group if they don't have a group?

Posted by: min7th | October 27, 2009 8:00 PM | Report abuse

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