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With Heyer hurting, Redskins shuffle line again (updated)

The Redskins today put their 11th and 12th players of the season on the injured reserve list, which means there will be some roster shuffling in the next couple of days. Safety Kareem Moore will likely replace Reed Doughty on Sunday in San Diego, but it's not quite as clear who will start at right guard.

Quarterback Jason Campbell said he hasn't been told, but the most likely candidates seem to be Edwin Williams, an undrafted rookie free agent, and Will Montgomery, who started three games at right guard earlier this season.

The Redskins have already started five different players at the position, but Mike Williams seemed to have locked up the spot, having started the past four games before injuring his toe last week against Dallas.

All that shuffling means that right tackle Stephon Heyer, one of only five offensive players to start all 15 games, will have to get ready to play alongside a new neighbor. There is a bit of familiarity. In addition to Montgomery's three games, Edwin Williams started once this season.

"I just need to prepared whoever's going to be in there, to help them out as much as possible," Heyer said. "It's going to be another person who's plugging in, getting a chance to get used to being right guard, getting a feel for each other. So whoever they put in there, I just have to be prepared to help out however possible."

Heyer will play Sunday with pain in both knees. Against the Cowboys, he suffered an irritated patellar tendon in his right knee. His left knee has been bothering him for much of the season.

"I just sucked it up and kept going," said Heyer. "There's going to be pain, of course, this is football. You've got to keep going."

Coach Jim Zorn doesn't anticipate naming a starter until later in the week. The Redskins tried three players at right guard during practice on Wednesday: Montgomery, Edwin Williams and Paul Fanaika. Zorn said Fanaika, who was signed before the team's Nov. 29 game at Philadelphia but who has yet to be active once this season, responded well when practicing with the starters.

Redskins player of the decade

The bracket is down to the final four: Chris Samuels vs. Chris Cooley and Champ Bailey vs. Sean Taylor. Make your picks now.

By Rick Maese  |  December 30, 2009; 3:00 PM ET
 
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Comments

So if Times shuts down, do you get Elfin or O'Halloran and dump Reid?

It's the time of the year for changes

Posted by: noonefromtampa | December 30, 2009 3:03 PM

Posted by: noonefromtampa | December 30, 2009 3:04 PM | Report abuse

Hoping to be first!!

Posted by: OptimisticOne | December 30, 2009 3:04 PM | Report abuse

More O-line shuffling--------This is news?

Posted by: iH8dallas | December 30, 2009 3:05 PM | Report abuse

Gosh darn it, I forgot to say first!

Posted by: noonefromtampa | December 30, 2009 3:06 PM | Report abuse

If I'm Jason Campbell, I come down with a bad case of the "flu" on saturday....

Posted by: dlhaze1 | December 30, 2009 3:06 PM | Report abuse

Hoping to be first!!

Posted by: OptimisticOne | December 30, 2009 3:04 PM

Well, technically I wasn't first, but since I was the first to day first I think that's good enough!

Posted by: OptimisticOne | December 30, 2009 3:07 PM | Report abuse

From cbs.com rapid reports: "OL Paul Fanaika was working with the first offensive line at RG. This was during the early portion of practice. Fanaika was a draft pick of Philadelphia and was signed from their practice squad."

Posted by: smurff1 | December 30, 2009 3:08 PM | Report abuse

If I'm Jason Campbell, I come down with a bad case of the "flu" on saturday....

Posted by: dlhaze1 | December 30, 2009 3:06 PM |

"A team spokesman said that the Redskins were unable to determine why Jason Campbell missed the flight from Washington or where he is at this moment. Calls to his agent have not been returned."

Posted by: League-Source | December 30, 2009 3:11 PM | Report abuse

If Heyer's going "to prepared whoever's going to be in there, to help them out as much as possible," who do we have that can help out Heyer? Gawd, we really need help.

Posted by: closer44 | December 30, 2009 3:12 PM | Report abuse

IT cannot be described only felt and seen...

Posted by: dealer1 | December 30, 2009 2:53 PM | Report abuse

F IT

Posted by: SMACK1 | December 30, 2009 3:15 PM | Report abuse

Happpy B Day Nate.....

Also, the 90s All Decade team Post 1993 is sooo much better than this decades....

Just Sayin......

Posted by: 4thFloor | December 30, 2009 3:19 PM | Report abuse

Fantasy Football Playoffs: Championships

The Hamsters championship pitted Suzanne’s Trippin Billies against cL’s Carroll Street F Bombers. During the regular season, the Bombers had their highest scoring game of the year while handing the Billies their biggest defeat of the season.

The Bombers got hit with the absence of Steven Jackson and Laurence Maroney was shockingly shut out. But they got big games from Roddy White and the Jets defense who laid a licking on Indy – after Peyton left the game. The Billies had struggles as well, with 4 slots providing 3 or fewer points. The Billies were hit hard by injuries, as Hines Ward, Tony Gonzales and Brandon Jacobs all left their games early. Schaub led the Billies with 17, but was matched by 17 by Rivers for the Bombers.

The match began by tilting towards the Bombers early on and never changed as the Billies big hitter, Maurice Jones-Drew was held to 9 points. The final was 95-66. Congrats to chRIs LArrY and his Carroll Street F Bombers, the champions of the Hamster league.

Posted by: zcezcest1 | December 30, 2009 3:19 PM | Report abuse

Over in the Peeps league, my Futaleufu Swimmers took on NoonefromTampa’s Noone Tampa team. A battle of the top 2 seeds, Tampa had won both regular season contests while the Futa had been the league’s top scoring team.

While the Futa team had players getting huge yards, they generated few TDs, leaving a window open for Tampa. Brady and Chris Johnson combined for 50 points. Futa’s 5 other position starters averaged 100 yards, but they only added 1 TD. Futa also had a shanked FG by the Saints Hartley, resulting in a 6 point swing. Meanwhile, Tampa was getting modest yards, but TDs from Gore, Moreno, Thomas Jones and Holmes. A solid outing from Rivers left it a close call after Sunday’s action had completed.

Heading into Monday night, the Futa led 110-88, with the Vikes defense and Sidney Rice going. The Bears surprised the Vikes and late in the 3rd quarter, Tampa had made no progress. Then Favre got warm and Jay Cutler did what Cutler has done so often, sacks and an INT, and the Vikes defense began to close the gap. Heading into the 4th quarter, Tampa had life. Could the Bears choke away their game and my championship? With 2 minutes left, the Bears dropped an easy INT and Tampa remained alive. Rice scored a TD and Tampa was within single digits … with overtime to come. The Bears had a clinching FG attempt in OT, and missed. But ultimately, the match turned on back to back plays, an Adrian Peterson fumble and a game winning Culter TD pass. The Futaleufu survived, with a 110-98 win. Congrats to Me and my Futaleufu Swimmers, champions of the Peeps league.

Posted by: zcezcest1 | December 30, 2009 3:19 PM | Report abuse

Chris Cooley in the final four for top players of the decade?

Wow, there is a shocker...

Stephen Davis did more this decade for the Redskins than Chris Cooley did... Santana Moss... Clinton Portis... Jon Jansen...

LMAO! Chris Cooley, "dats dey wun, dats dey wun..."

Posted by: RedDMV | December 30, 2009 3:20 PM | Report abuse

"Coach Jim Zorn doesn't anticipate naming a starter until later in the week. "

How's that not 'making a decision' thing worked out so far?

Posted by: zcezcest1 | December 30, 2009 3:22 PM | Report abuse

"Coach Jim Zorn doesn't anticipate naming a starter until later in the week. "

How's that not 'making a decision' thing worked out so far?

Posted by: zcezcest1 | December 30, 2009 3:22 PM
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In related news, Dan Snyder doesn't anticipate naming a new head coach until 30 seconds or so after the final gun in San Diego.

Posted by: closer44 | December 30, 2009 3:26 PM | Report abuse

Diesel44:

In related news, Dan Snyder doesn't anticipate naming a new head coach until 30 seconds or so after the final gun in San Diego.

Posted by: closer44 | December 30, 2009 3:26 PM | Report abuse

It this you ole' buddy?

Posted by: glawrence007 | December 30, 2009 3:47 PM | Report abuse

What is this redskin of the decade nonsense?

Why did Champ bailey make it so far? He only played here for 3 years of the decade. Marcus Washington shoulda beat him hands down.

Just anoint Samuels right now, Drafted in 2000, always a Redskin, always awesome.

Posted by: REXskins | December 30, 2009 3:50 PM | Report abuse

beeps

Posted by: smurff1 | December 30, 2009 3:50 PM | Report abuse

"Coach Jim Zorn doesn't anticipate naming a starter until later in the week. "

How's that not 'making a decision' thing worked out so far?

Posted by: zcezcest1 | December 30, 2009 3:22 PM
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I think Zorn is trying to keep JC upbeat. a league source tells me that in these situations Zorn tell JC that M. Oher (sic) will be in the lineup.

Posted by: Skins2 | December 30, 2009 3:55 PM | Report abuse

I'm walkin' the floor over-r-r you......Yee Haw. HANK WILLIAMS. Hot dang you all I swar. GORGEOUS GEORGE, wrassler supreme.

Posted by: glawrence007 | December 30, 2009 3:59 PM | Report abuse

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