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Posted at 5:30 PM ET, 12/ 2/2010

Sixteen players on Redskins injury report

By Barry Svrluga

Sixteen players appeared on the Redskins' injury report following Thursday's practice, and for the second straight day three prospective starters - strong safety LaRon Landry (Achilles), cornerback Carlos Rogers (hamstring) and running back Ryan Torain (hamstring) - did not participate in drills at all.

Coach Mike Shanahan said previously that Torain "ran around" some, but he apparently did not take part in offensive sets as the Redskins prepare to face the New York Giants Sunday in East Rutherford, N.J.

Offensive tackle Trent Williams, who hurt his shoulder in a household accident, participated on a limited basis. But there were several improvements from Wednesday. Wide receivers Brandon Banks (knee) and Santana Moss (knee) and outside linebacker Brian Orakpo (ankle) all participated fully after being limited during Wednesday's workout. Inside linebacker Rocky McIntosh returned to practice after missing Wednesday's session while tending to a family matter.

Defensive lineman Kedric Golston (elbow and groin) and offensive lineman Artis Hicks (thigh) were both limited on Thursday.

For the Giants, wide receiver Steve Smith, who strained a pectoral muscle in Week 9 and hasn't played since, returned to practice for the first time, but his participation was limited. Cornerback Aaron Ross (back) participated fully on Thursday after being limited on Wednesday.

By Barry Svrluga  | December 2, 2010; 5:30 PM ET
Categories:  Ryan Torain  
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Comments

Currently, Cooley is 3rd in the NFL in BOTH receptions (54) and yards (603) for TEs. Assuming that there is one starting TE for each team in the league, that means that he is performing better than 91% of starting TEs in the NFL.

Currently, Moss is 8th in receptions (62) and 13th in yards (778). Assuming that there are two starting WRs for each team in the league, that means that he is performing better than 87% of starting WRs in receptions, and better than 80% of starting WRs in yards.

Yet the Queens on RI are calling for their heads. The Queens are Fools! The Redskins have plenty of weaknesses. Moss and Cooley are among the strengths.

Posted by: kaasmaster | December 2, 2010 5:39 PM | Report abuse

Household accident?

Tell me more!

Posted by: WaitingGuilty | December 2, 2010 5:43 PM | Report abuse

kaas, seems to me almost everybody on this underachieving team could have done at least a little better thus far. It's been one of those seasons.

I love our situation at TE -- well, okay, I wish at least one of these dudes had the slightest inclination to perform the "blocking" part of his job -- and I love Santana, but I wouldn't say they or anyone else on a 5-6 team should be exempt from our criticism.

And I wouldn't say I'm thrilled, exactly, that this is the umpteenth season in a row that we've had the same two and only two established threats at receiver.

Posted by: NateinthePDX | December 2, 2010 5:48 PM | Report abuse

Nate...

You really think this team is an under achiever?

How so? We are bereft of talent on both lines and undergoing a complete systemic change on both sides of the ball and the Front Office.

I'd say anything close to .500 this year is in fact over achieving.


Posted by: WaitingGuilty | December 2, 2010 6:31 PM | Report abuse

Fire the trainers. What's up with all these hamstring injuries?! By reading below it seems to me the players are not conditioned properly, which rests on the trainers. It was the same issue last year with a ton on hammy injuries. What a waste of talent.

Preventing a Pulled Hamstring:
One of the most important methods of preventing a pulled hamstring is to warm-up correctly- this has been scientifically proven to reduce the risk of hamstring strain. This should consist of some light aerobic exercise followed by stretching and sports specific drills with gradually increasing intensity.

Other factors which increase the likelihood of suffering a hamstring strain include:

Age: The older the individual the greater at risk to a pulled hamstring.
Previous Injury: Prior injuries to the hamstrings or adductor muscles can greatly increase the chance of future injury.
Flexibility: Research suggests that the greater the flexibility of the hamstrings the less prone they are to injury.
Hamstring strength: Similarly studies have shown that lack of hamstring strength is strongly linked to hamstring injury.
Lumbosacral nerve impingement: Nerve impingement in L5-S1 can lead to associated hamstring muscle weakness.
Tiredness and fitness: When a player is fatigued he/she loses coordination between certain muscle groups. The biceps femoris muscle is known to become damaged due its two portions being innervated by two separate nerves. In states of tiredness, lack of synchronization between these two nerves can lead to a mismatch in firing resulting in a pulled hamstring.

Posted by: harbirsingh | December 3, 2010 8:40 AM | Report abuse

Every player in the league knows that you come to Washington to make bank. Plus, over the past years you could go half-speed. 8 and 8 is all the owner expected. He can sell out the stadium and maintian his spot as the highest revenue-generating team in the league. It's all good. But with Shannahan and Allen, maybe the half-speed days are overs. Now, you get hurt. Or maybe you get sick like Haynseworthless did last week. Favre thought he had pneumonia the day before the game and still played his heart out. Albert wasn't feeling well. I love the uniform but really dislike this bunch who wears it.

Posted by: Overtime58 | December 3, 2010 1:48 PM | Report abuse

Every player in the league knows that you come to Washington to make bank. Plus, over the past years you could go half-speed. 8 and 8 is all the owner expected. He can sell out the stadium and maintian his spot as the highest revenue-generating team in the league. It's all good. But with Shannahan and Allen, maybe the half-speed days are overs. Now, you get hurt. Or maybe you get sick like Haynseworthless did last week. Favre thought he had pneumonia the day before the game and still played his heart out. Albert wasn't feeling well. I love the uniform but really dislike this bunch who wears it.

Posted by: Overtime58 | December 3, 2010 1:48 PM | Report abuse

how is malcolm kelly?

Posted by: mrhney03 | December 4, 2010 3:16 PM | Report abuse

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