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Posted at 5:21 PM ET, 12/ 6/2010

Ryan Torain scheduled to return to practice

By Jason Reid

Running back Ryan Torain, sidelined for weeks by a lingering hamstring injury, is scheduled to return to practice this week.

"Ryan's supposed to practice on Wednesday with no limitations," Coach Mike Shanahan said.

Torain, who has a history of injuries, has not played since the first half of Week 8 against the Detroit Lions. The second-year player leads the team with 391 yards rushing. He had consecutive 100-yard games in Weeks 6 and 7.

By Jason Reid  | December 6, 2010; 5:21 PM ET
Categories:  Ryan Torain  
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Shanahan is rooting for Devin Thomas

it worked he was the best ST in the game.

Ryan Torain scheduled to return to practice

we'll be great in practice, I predict

Posted by: pabrian2003 | December 6, 2010 5:30 PM | Report abuse

We don't have too many high performing, high draft pick young guys.

Kinda, sorta, maybe.

But your point about the lack of standout young players is well made.

If we are going to turn this redskin thing around, we need an infusion of young'ns who play well beyond their years.

Times like these test the soul of an NFL team's draft department.

I mean, can Bruce Allen find more than just the occasional diamond in the rough?

We whine about Shanahan's short-comings, but perhaps it's time for the talent acquisition people to 'step -up' and secure a few unknowns next Spring who help change the team's dismal fortunes.

Posted by: MistaMoe | December 6, 2010 5:30 PM | Report abuse

Let's hope the Gravy Torain doesn't get derailed again this season. Would be great to see him beast out that last 4 games and settle the RB situation with Portis coming in on 3rd downs next year.

Posted by: swowra | December 6, 2010 5:31 PM | Report abuse

Lost in the horrible performance on Sunday was the lone bright spot.

James Davis managed 80 yards on 12 touches - 9 carries for 40 yards and another 40 yards on 3 catches.

Posted by: p1funk | December 6, 2010 5:38 PM | Report abuse

Lost in the horrible performance on Sunday was the lone bright spot.

James Davis managed 80 yards on 12 touches - 9 carries for 40 yards and another 40 yards on 3 catches.

Posted by: p1funk | December 6, 2010 5:38 PM | Report abuse

BS, they were giving us those yards noone will ever key on James Davis, remeber JCs dumpoffs padding his comp %???

james davis sucks you're reaching big time

Posted by: pabrian2003 | December 6, 2010 5:44 PM | Report abuse

I thought Davis improved quite a bit from last week. He ran harder and made quicker decisions this week.

Anthony Armstrong also had a decent game, he was out own Marcus Hagans.

Posted by: Original_etrod | December 6, 2010 5:56 PM | Report abuse

I mean, can Bruce Allen find more than just the occasional diamond in the rough?

We whine about Shanahan's short-comings, but perhaps it's time for the talent acquisition people to 'step -up' and secure a few unknowns next Spring who help change the team's dismal fortunes.

Posted by: MistaMoe | December 6, 2010 5:30 PM | Report abuse
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Point well made, but I'm not sure that Bruce Allen's history with either Tampa or Oakland really reflects that he unearthed too many talents. I think that his best talents/skillsets are twofold: (1) keeping the entire organization running on an even, productive keel, and (2) understanding the team's history and making the most productive use out of it from a PR perspective. Both of these are good, needed skills (and Cerrato possessed neither of these) but I'm not sure he has enough of an eye to find the next Russ Grimm. We're going to have to hope Shanny and his scouting staff is that good.

Posted by: skinsfan713 | December 6, 2010 6:01 PM | Report abuse

Always gotta keep in mind pabrian's method for talent evaluation: Any Redskins player who wasn't already on the team before Shanahan took over sucks.

Posted by: freakzilla | December 6, 2010 6:05 PM | Report abuse

We still have a chance to make the playoffs.

Posted by: abxinc | December 6, 2010 6:17 PM | Report abuse

Always gotta keep in mind pabrian's method for talent evaluation: Any Redskins player who wasn't already on the team before Shanahan took over sucks.

Posted by: freakzilla | December 6, 2010 6:05 PM | Report abuse

actually I watch the games, 7 or 8 a week at least, that's how I evaluate. Not we gotta a new guy he must be the greatest

Posted by: pabrian2003 | December 6, 2010 6:19 PM | Report abuse

talent = haynesworth, carter, devin thomas, orakpo @ DE, even tryon has the talent to contribute on a much better team.

Posted by: pabrian2003 | December 6, 2010 6:23 PM | Report abuse

McDaniels gonzo. Let's trade shanahan for Tebow.

Posted by: Diesel44 | December 6, 2010 6:25 PM | Report abuse

I repeat, we are not out of the playoffs yet. If we can win the remaining four, hope that NYG looses 3, We have a tie breaker against Green bay if they finish 9-7, yeah, we still have a chance at the plaoffs.

Posted by: abxinc | December 6, 2010 6:33 PM | Report abuse

abxinc, if the Redskins win the next four games -- even if we miss the playoffs -- I will send you five dollars (USD), as a modest reward for your unflagging optimism. I'm serious.

May God bless you and your winged unicorn.

Posted by: NateinthePDX | December 6, 2010 6:53 PM | Report abuse

Makes you wonder how Bowlen feels about Tebow being worthy of his high draft spot.

Posted by: will_ga | December 6, 2010 7:02 PM | Report abuse

Nate, did you catch the final score of last night's gloriousness in the putrid hole known as Blacksburg?

UVa - 57
Turkey College - 54

Posted by: freakzilla | December 6, 2010 7:05 PM | Report abuse

McDaniels gonzo. Let's trade shanahan for Tebow.

Posted by: Diesel44 | December 6, 2010 6:25 PM

Well maybe not Tebow, but there should be a fire sale of Denver personnel now. My campaign to get Ryan Harris as the next starting RT for your Washington Redskins is coming together.

Posted by: TWISI | December 6, 2010 7:09 PM | Report abuse

I repeat, we are not out of the playoffs yet. If we can win the remaining four, hope that NYG looses 3, We have a tie breaker against Green bay if they finish 9-7, yeah, we still have a chance at the plaoffs.

Posted by: abxinc | December 6, 2010 6:33 PM | Report abuse

When you come down off the Acid, let us know. We are better off trying out the new kids seeing who can play and who can make a connection with DMac in the passing game.

Moss has yet to show any sign of being a go too for # 5 and he has cost the team games with the number of balls he has tipped to the other team.

Posted by: alex35332 | December 6, 2010 7:11 PM | Report abuse

And abxinc, if we win out I'll go one further than Nate and pop for a new shoeing for your unicorn.

Posted by: freakzilla | December 6, 2010 7:11 PM | Report abuse

TWISI- I was joking and mocking the hysteria that plaques this board.

After drafting Tebow in the 1st RD and trading Hillis and draft picks for Brady Quinn...He deserved to be fired.

Harris is only 25 and was drafted by MS in 2007. I'm positive that if he's a FA, he will be a Redskin next year.


Posted by: Diesel44 | December 6, 2010 7:18 PM | Report abuse

wow. didn't think McDaniels would be gone today!

I actually liked a few things McDaniels did. He got great production from Kyle Orton and Brandon Lloyd. I doubt there is a QB to WR combo that has had better results for less money. Probably none even close.

Plus, Denver's had huge injury issues. Lost the #1 sack guy in the league from 2009 and their #1 RB has been out or not right for much of the season. I think their #2 sack from 2009 was ... Vonnie Holliday.

The Cutler trade got them a good QB and some high draft picks -- its early to expect results from the picks (not sure they've all been used yet)

Denver never should have given McD as much personnel control as they did. That was foolish. But as a coach, he had some very strong headwinds and made some real progress, even though the record doesn't show it.

Posted by: zcezcest1 | December 6, 2010 7:20 PM | Report abuse

* beep beep *

new post...

Posted by: NateinthePDX | December 6, 2010 7:25 PM | Report abuse

* beep beep *

new post...

Posted by: NateinthePDX | December 6, 2010 7:27 PM | Report abuse

With our luck, he and Landry will last about 8-10 minutes before going out with season ending inuries.

Posted by: Redskinrex | December 6, 2010 10:05 PM | Report abuse

Lost in the horrible performance on Sunday was the lone bright spot.

James Davis managed 80 yards on 12 touches - 9 carries for 40 yards and another 40 yards on 3 catches.

Posted by: p1funk | December 6, 2010 5:38 PM | Report abuse

BS, they were giving us those yards noone will ever key on James Davis, remeber JCs dumpoffs padding his comp %???

james davis sucks you're reaching big time

Posted by: pabrian2003 | December 6, 2010 5:44 PM | Report abuse

Actually all of Davis' 9 carries for 40 yards occurred in the first half when the game was in contention, only person to carry the ball in the second was Keiland Williams. So his point is valid, stop hating.

Posted by: culprit59 | December 6, 2010 11:49 PM | Report abuse

Play offs??? Did someone say playoffs????
Man, you guys kill me. Our defense is last in the league. Our offense must be close to last also.
Please put this playoff crap to bed. We probably won't win another game and be 5 - 11.....right where we should be. We're horrible.....we need to lose now for draft picks.

Posted by: Riggo2 | December 7, 2010 12:11 AM | Report abuse

Redskins practices must be deceiving. How do you judge a guy when his opponent is garbage? The more garbage you have the more deceptive it is.

Blow this team up. Keep Landry, Banks and Williams. Trade everyone else for draft picks and get 10 defensive, 10 ST and 10 offensive. Trade down every high pick to get more low rounders. Blow it up and build a solid core.

Posted by: 20yrskinfan | December 7, 2010 1:30 AM | Report abuse

Shannahan drafted Maurice Clarrett what kinda thinking is that enough said he sucks go back to Denver theres an opening.

Posted by: mhudson27 | December 7, 2010 10:45 AM | Report abuse

Like anyone rads the threads this deep, but i have to agree on three things.

First, we are short on talent which fits our system. This includes AH, so good ridance. It's not like Snyder is hurting for money, so just get over that 25 million we fleeced his pockets with and get on with it.

Second, the young talent we have is exactly that. Young. Talent. If they had no talent, they would not be in the NFL. Period the end. But they are young. Brandon Banks? Come on! The majority of NCAA programs would pass on him if he were eligible today. Yet shanallen saw something in him, like say 4.14 40 speed and a nack for not getting creamed. Armstrong? He does nothing for ya, except get open, catch the ball, and find the end zone. Torrain? Geeze, he is begging for a star nickname. But he is young. he will get hurt until he learns how to hit before he is hit or avoid it alltogether. If he does, he could be every bit the "Portis" that Portis was. or Davis. Or any other of the three year wonders Shanny seems to breed.

And YES. We could make the playoffs. If you don't believe we can win then don't watch. Hang up your jerseys. Turn off the TV. Root for the Jets. If you believe we can win on any given sunday then you should believe we can win them all.

There. It's been said.

Again

Posted by: fireballhank | December 8, 2010 10:38 PM | Report abuse

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