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Posted at 4:34 PM ET, 11/18/2010

Redskins growing thin in offensive, defensive backfields

By Jason Reid

For the second straight day, second-year back Ryan Torain sat out practice because of a lingering hamstring injury, but nine-year veteran Clinton Portis practiced "and looked a little bit better," Coach Mike Shanahan said Thursday.

But Portis, sidelined since suffering a severe groin tear in Week 4, said whether he played Sunday at LP Field would be "another close call."

Cornerback Carlos Rogers sat out practice because of a hamstring problem and safety LaRon Landry also did not participate because of an Achilles' injury.

"We'll check 'em out tomorrow," Shanahan said. "We just don't know how a guy recovers. We'll get a chance to work 'em tomorrow. They'll have to feel a lot better to play."

By Jason Reid  | November 18, 2010; 4:34 PM ET
Categories:  Clinton Portis, Running backs, Ryan Torain  
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Growing thin? Or has been thin?

Posted by: pabrian2003 | November 18, 2010 4:45 PM | Report abuse

For the 2nd straight season Ryan Torain has shown a durability issue

Posted by: pabrian2003 | November 18, 2010 4:48 PM | Report abuse

I like Keiland Williams, give the guy some props.

Posted by: iH8dallas | November 18, 2010 4:54 PM | Report abuse

Couldn't let this one pass ....

I'm amazed at what I'm reading. It's getting to the point that if Daniel Snyder said that Thomas Jefferson was the author of the Declaration of Independence and our 2nd President then most of the following RI posts would dispute it.

Posted by: Gambrills4 | November 18, 2010 3:40 PM

Probably. Mostly because Jefferson was our 3rd president ...

Posted by: zcezcest1 | November 18, 2010 4:54 PM | Report abuse

Maybe it's time to "kick the tires" on 2009 3rd pick Kevin Barnes and bring up James "Buster" Davis. They isn’t a shortage of possible cuts to make room for him.

pabrain- your stupidity has no bounds. As bad as hessone has become, you are and will always be the king.

Posted by: Diesel44 | November 18, 2010 4:54 PM | Report abuse

Liked the media coverage comments on/about Snyder.

Here's the thing. Snyder is right ... while also picking the wrong fight. Heck, he owns media outlets himself and even had Vinny do a radio show.

Danny would be wiser to acknowledge speculation has a role to play -- and while there are plenty of sensitive things that are off limits to the media, everyone has a responsibility to attempt to get it right. And as an owner, he needs to find ways to help those in the media do their job better.

The sad reality is that speculation helps Snyder more than it hurts him. Every time someone pays attention to the Redskins instead of balancing their checkbook or some other mundane activity, its a win for Danny. Speculation plays a big role in that.

He's also a fool for going after WaPo. No other entity promotes his team more than the Post.

Snyder is right, but he's missing a big part of the picture. Unless of course, he commented on it and WaPo left it out ...

Posted by: zcezcest1 | November 18, 2010 5:03 PM | Report abuse

Where are Larry Centers and FAST Willie Parker when you need them?!

And where's our savior, Whatshisname? Oh yeah, Kareem Moore. Moore of nothing. Less of everything.

This coaching staff is a bunch of morons.

Posted by: Thinker_ | November 19, 2010 4:35 AM | Report abuse

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