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Springs Out Today, Probably Until After Bye Week

Redskins corner Shawn Springs, who aggravated a calf strain during practice late in the week, is out for today's game, according to a source with knowledge of the situation. Springs went for an MRI Thurdday and has a second-degree calf strain, according to the source.

Springs is having a stellar season and the Redskins are thin in the secondary right now. The extra rest during the bye week should work in his favor, with the Redskins facing Detroit and Pittsburgh before then.

Corners Fred Smoot and Carlos Rogers both missed practice this week, but are scheduled to play. The Redskins are thin at safety, too, which is a big factor; Springs is a reserve free safety and was expected to fill a role there this week, given the departure of safeties Justin Hamilton and Reed Doughty, and the ankle injury that kept rookie starting safety Chris Horton out of practice most of the week.

By Jason La Canfora  |  October 19, 2008; 1:33 PM ET
 
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Well, that sucks.

Posted by: MrRedskin21 | October 19, 2008 1:42 PM | Report abuse

Wade philips is the best cowboys coach ever! 10 years of Wade, please!!!

Posted by: skins1110 | October 19, 2008 1:44 PM | Report abuse

Game just got tougher.

Another boys turnover it looks like.

getting ugly, and I love it

Posted by: CheyenneWY | October 19, 2008 1:45 PM | Report abuse

Is Shawn Springs ever not hurt?


On an unrelated note what's the deal with the delay in the start of the Chargers/Bills game?

Posted by: Poopy_McPoop | October 19, 2008 1:45 PM | Report abuse

Dammit! Springs should never practice.

Posted by: Skins28 | October 19, 2008 1:46 PM | Report abuse

I think there was a power outage in Buffalo

Posted by: prmontefusco | October 19, 2008 1:46 PM | Report abuse

Power outage in Buffalo

Posted by: CheyenneWY | October 19, 2008 1:46 PM | Report abuse

Springs better be back for the Steelers game in 2 weeks.

Posted by: Skins28 | October 19, 2008 1:47 PM | Report abuse

What just happened on the Dallas game? Who turned the ball over?

Posted by: suzannepdc | October 19, 2008 1:49 PM | Report abuse

I remember during the Springs contract talks that his durability was an issue.

I guess they were right. He does seem to get dinged up a lot

Posted by: CheyenneWY | October 19, 2008 1:50 PM | Report abuse

i Know we need to spend draft picks on the line but we may want to pick up a high end FA CB.

Posted by: alex35332 | October 19, 2008 1:50 PM | Report abuse

Looks like Bills are playing again - Chargers scored recently. Feed not working, but they are playing again.

Posted by: suzannepdc | October 19, 2008 1:50 PM | Report abuse

Marion Barber fumbled.

Posted by: Skins28 | October 19, 2008 1:50 PM | Report abuse

Barber fumbled and I'm lovin it! Dallas looks terrible. Can't wait to see highlights of TO on the sidelines screaming his head off.

Posted by: trueredskinsfan | October 19, 2008 1:52 PM | Report abuse

On an unrelated note what's the deal with the delay in the start of the Chargers/Bills game?

Posted by: Poopy_McPoop | October 19, 2008 1:45 PM | Report abuse
Some balloons got stuck on high-tension wires. They were removed and power restored for an on-time kick-off.

Posted by: frediefritz | October 19, 2008 1:53 PM | Report abuse

saw TO looking watery eyed on the sidelines already.

Posted by: alex35332 | October 19, 2008 1:53 PM | Report abuse

IR

http://www.clevelandbrowns.com/team/injury.php

Posted by: Realness1 | October 19, 2008 1:37 PM

Posted by: Realness1 | October 19, 2008 1:53 PM | Report abuse

Brown just missed the 54 yard FG, ugh!!! Yeah TO looks like he is about to cry on the sidelines. Niners just scored a TD, its 14-10 Giants now.

Posted by: Skins28 | October 19, 2008 1:54 PM | Report abuse

Three helium balloons hit a power line. The AP reports:


The San Diego-Buffalo game was delayed for 15 minutes in the first quarter Sunday to correct an electrical problem, then the game resumed without power in Ralph Wilson Stadium.
The NFL stopped the game early in the first quarter after Marshawn Lynch’s 2-yard carry for Buffalo. The delay was planned to last 5 minutes. But as it stretched on, officiating observer Art McNally ordered play to resume.
The game went on with no TV feed on CBS.
The electricity had gone out at the stadium about a half-hour before the game after three helium balloons became entangled in power lines across the street from the facility.
Power was restored throughout most of the stadium within 15 minutes, although it blinked on and off just before the 1 p.m. start, and the game kicked off on time.
Emergency officials and work crews blocked off part of the area in front of the stadium on Abbott Road as they worked to remove the balloons, which appeared to be affecting the electrical flow. A New York State Electric and Gas worker also said that a breaker blew and had to be restored.
The outage occurred at about 12:29 while both teams were practicing on the field. The stadium lights and scoreboard blinked off, as did the power in the press box. The main scoreboard was the last to power up, about 5 minutes before the start of the game.
At the time of the delay, on-field officials addressed both teams at the line of scrimmage. Players from both teams then went to their respective sidelines. Some stretched, while others stood around talking with their helmets off. Lynch rode a stationary bike, while Bills quarterback Trent Edwards played catch with backup J.P. Losman.
Referee Jeff Triplette was on the Bills sideline talking to an NFL official and Marc Honan, Bills vice president of marketing and broadcasting.
Numerous fans inside the sold-out stadium stood up to stretch or headed to concession stands. A few loud cheers went up.
Bills cheerleaders continued their routines along the sidelines.

Posted by: CindyBoren | October 19, 2008 1:54 PM | Report abuse

Baltimore Int for a TD.

Posted by: alex35332 | October 19, 2008 1:55 PM | Report abuse

CP blasted Brian Mitchell again?

Posted by: CheyenneWY | October 19, 2008 1:55 PM | Report abuse

TO just short armed a crossing route

Posted by: CheyenneWY | October 19, 2008 1:57 PM | Report abuse

The Rams team under Haslet is a totally different team. I am begrudgingly impressed.

Posted by: alex35332 | October 19, 2008 1:57 PM | Report abuse

Anybody bother to look up the numbers on Springs? This is his fifth year with the Redskins. This is the number of games he played in each of his first four years: 15, 15, 9, 16. Other than his third year, he's been pretty reliable -- and outstanding at his position.

Posted by: talent_evaluator | October 19, 2008 1:58 PM | Report abuse

Looks like TO is pouting on the sideline. There may be a power-interruption in ST Loius soon. I'm definitely feeling it!

Posted by: frediefritz | October 19, 2008 1:59 PM | Report abuse

Brady James for Dallas is down on the ground. Fell on his own guy.

Posted by: alex35332 | October 19, 2008 2:01 PM | Report abuse

Also, the Bears/Vikings is already under 2 min.

Posted by: alex35332 | October 19, 2008 2:02 PM | Report abuse

Brad Johnson not looking good. I always liked him...

but not today

Posted by: CheyenneWY | October 19, 2008 2:03 PM | Report abuse

The best part of that AP story is the cheerleaders kept on cheering. What dedication.

Posted by: PDiddy | October 19, 2008 2:04 PM | Report abuse

I agree, Alex, but the Boys are also coming apart at the seams.

Posted by: CindyBoren | October 19, 2008 2:04 PM | Report abuse

What happened to Bram Weinstein?

Posted by: CheyenneWY | October 19, 2008 2:07 PM | Report abuse

I hear Bram got cornered in the locker room by unnamed cowboys players

Posted by: alex35332 | October 19, 2008 2:09 PM | Report abuse

It just seems so wrong to see the Johnson in a Dallas uniform - Tampa Bay was fine with me, but not the Dallas one.

Hey, we didn't play that well against the Rams, but at least we didn't let them score the most points in the first quarter since 2001!!

Posted by: suzannepdc | October 19, 2008 2:09 PM | Report abuse

Going to be a good test for Haslett. Gott keep the guys focused and not let TO get things going

Posted by: CheyenneWY | October 19, 2008 2:11 PM | Report abuse

Already at two minute warning in Ravens-Fins game.

Posted by: skins1110 | October 19, 2008 2:11 PM | Report abuse

Well, I heard that Bram aggravated a calf strain. He's out for a few weeks.

Posted by: Poopy_McPoop | October 19, 2008 2:11 PM | Report abuse

Bad Johnson is Awful Johnson today

Posted by: skins1110 | October 19, 2008 2:13 PM | Report abuse

If I were Jerry Jones, I would fire Phillips now. I wouldn't wait till halftime.
G-men intercept Niners and return it to the eight.

Posted by: CindyBoren | October 19, 2008 2:18 PM | Report abuse

Brad Johnson was awful 2 years ago.

Posted by: alex35332 | October 19, 2008 2:18 PM | Report abuse

Someone for the Ram's Jersey was torn in half.

Posted by: alex35332 | October 19, 2008 2:21 PM | Report abuse

Raven's game 17-6 Bal. at the 1/2 7 min ahead of schedule.

Posted by: alex35332 | October 19, 2008 2:23 PM | Report abuse

If I were Jerry Jones, I would fire Phillips now. I wouldn't wait till halftime.

Posted by: CindyBoren | October 19, 2008 2:18 PM

I think Phillips is probably better than Jason Garrett. That offense he's running is not at all impressive considering the talent he's got. The game he called against the 'Skins was dismal.

Posted by: talent_evaluator | October 19, 2008 2:25 PM | Report abuse

Different team under Brad Johnson.

Posted by: CheyenneWY | October 19, 2008 2:26 PM | Report abuse

Niners are driving on the G-men as first half runs down.

Posted by: CindyBoren | October 19, 2008 2:28 PM | Report abuse

I think Phillips is probably better than Jason Garrett. That offense he's running is not at all impressive considering the talent he's got. The game he called against the 'Skins was dismal.

Posted by: talent_evaluator |

Phillips is supposed to be a defense coach and the D looks terrible.

Great 1st half!

Posted by: Skins930 | October 19, 2008 2:28 PM | Report abuse

Different team under Brad Johnson.

Posted by: CheyenneWY | October 19, 2008 2:26 PM |

I think it's about the same. This is the team which lost its last two games with Romo at QB. With the Cowboys, the whole is less than the sum of its parts.

Posted by: talent_evaluator | October 19, 2008 2:29 PM | Report abuse

Did you see "Hard Knocks?" Phillips came across as kind of an amiable doofus.
G-men come up with interception in the end zone.

Posted by: CindyBoren | October 19, 2008 2:30 PM | Report abuse

c girls down by 17 in the first. Haslett is a respected D coach.

Posted by: Realness1 | October 19, 2008 2:34 PM | Report abuse

How bout them cowboys?!?!

Posted by: skins1110 | October 19, 2008 2:36 PM | Report abuse

F TO
F Larry Michael

Posted by: alex35332 | October 19, 2008 2:36 PM | Report abuse

Ravens have already started second half, so we are OK as long as there is no OT

Posted by: frediefritz | October 19, 2008 2:38 PM | Report abuse

Controversy rears its ugly head in KC.

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Kansas City Chiefs lost a possible field goal in the second quarter against Tennessee on Sunday, when the officials ruled the kick no good and wouldn’t allow a challenge.
With the Chiefs trailing 10-0 early in the quarter, kicker Nick Novak thought he had curled a 49-field goal inside the left upright. But the officials standing up the goal posts ruled the kick no good, leading to boos from the fans in Arrowhead Stadium and arguments from the Chiefs.
Kansas City coach Herm Edwards threw the red replay flag to dispute the call, but was told by referee Gene Steratore that only field goals crossing below the top of the goal posts are reviewable. Television replays appeared to show the kick curl just inside the upright, but above the top of the post.
Novak stomped around the sideline after hearing the ruling and holder Dustin Colquitt slammed his helmet to the ground.

Posted by: CindyBoren | October 19, 2008 2:41 PM | Report abuse

TO= 1 catch for 19 yards.

If the Boys lose this game, I think he'll show the world (again) why he's known as Team Obliterator.

Posted by: MrRedskin21 | October 19, 2008 2:47 PM | Report abuse

Is Portis definatly playing today?

Posted by: kristeng16 | October 19, 2008 2:52 PM | Report abuse

Gore fumbles, G-men recover deep in SF territory....Reggie Bush goes out with knee injury.

Posted by: CindyBoren | October 19, 2008 2:54 PM | Report abuse

Pre-Game Poll

Please select one:

A. Skins win over boys not looking so good

B. Skins loss to Rams not looking so bad

Posted by: learnedhand1 | October 19, 2008 2:56 PM | Report abuse

I'm not watching the Gurlz game, but I know they have to have a new punter.

How's that going for them?

Posted by: Alan4 | October 19, 2008 2:56 PM | Report abuse

B

Posted by: CheyenneWY | October 19, 2008 2:58 PM | Report abuse

Pre-Game Poll

Please select one:

A. Skins win over boys not looking so good

B. Skins loss to Rams not looking so bad

Posted by: learnedhand1 | October 19, 2008 2:56 PM

B.

Posted by: Realness1 | October 19, 2008 2:58 PM | Report abuse

This game could be trouble for the Skins. With our banged up secondary, stopping Clev. from scoring is going to be a tall order. So a lot of pressure on JC and the offense to put up some points on the board. I think anything less than 21 won't be enough. Hope I'm wrong.

Posted by: gringoinmiami | October 19, 2008 3:00 PM | Report abuse

beep beep

Posted by: CindyBoren | October 19, 2008 3:04 PM | Report abuse

i love the fact that more people("experts") are picking the browns to win than the skins...but i'm having a weird strange deja vu moments up here...injuries are adding up and it feels a lot like seasons before...no depth, no time to "harvest your nuts"...early in the season...it's really hard to contain nfl level offenses week in week out with scrap heap.

have a bad feeling but i'll take a win any which way...

BUT at least we got a good coach to coach our team for a long time out of this season! ;)

Posted by: dealer1 | October 19, 2008 3:11 PM | Report abuse

in other words...i'm really really nervous about this game...:)

Posted by: dealer1 | October 19, 2008 3:12 PM | Report abuse

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