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All 22 starters sitting Thursday night

Updated 10:25 pm.:

Though neither Trent Williams nor Jammal Brown was listed on the "not expected to play" list before the game, neither was in pads for the start and neither was expected to see any action.

Redskins Coach Mike Shanahan wasn't taking any chances in the team's preseason finale. Twenty-nine players were listed as "not expected to play" Thursday night against the Arizona Cardinals, including all the defensive starters and nine of the offensive starters.

The lone offensive players expected to see playing time were offensive tackles Trent Williams and Jammal Brown.

A handful of reserves were also given the night off, which could be a positive sign for a couple of them. Receiver Anthony Armstrong, running back Larry Johnson and quarterback Rex Grossman were all expected to sit out the Cardinals' game. If coaches felt Armstrong and Johnson were fighting for jobs, conventional thinking suggests they would have been in pads and trying to earn their keep.

Shanahan also rested a handful of veteran reserves -- cornerback Phillip Buchanon, defensive end Phillip Daniels, defensive end Vonnie Holliday and tight end Fred Davis. Rookie linebacker Perry Riley missed the game because of an injured knee.

By Rick Maese  |  September 2, 2010; 9:44 PM ET
Categories:  preseason games  
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Comments

I hope Banks has a big night. He's gonna be fun to watch this year if he can hang on...

Posted by: edvar | September 2, 2010 9:57 PM | Report abuse

I don't want to encourage any more AH news than what is necessary, but is he considered a starter or a reserve at this point? I woulda thought Reid would be all over this.

Posted by: RomoLongballs | September 2, 2010 10:06 PM | Report abuse

anyone got a link to watch the game online?

Posted by: saltine182 | September 2, 2010 10:12 PM | Report abuse

salt- it's on Nfl network. If you aren't around a tv try channelsurfing.net

Posted by: Diesel44 | September 2, 2010 10:14 PM | Report abuse

That was a sweet return by Banks. He showed some great patience for a rook.

Posted by: freakzilla | September 2, 2010 10:17 PM | Report abuse

Banks is gonna be such a tough decision. I have a feeling he'll end up making the team though...they can help him with ball security, and his elusiveness certainly does make him dangerous.

Posted by: --swb | September 2, 2010 10:17 PM | Report abuse

Anyone else watchin Banks tear it up?

Nice that the D held 'em too...

Posted by: DikShuttle | September 2, 2010 10:17 PM | Report abuse

Banks!

Posted by: SkinsfaninKaneohe | September 2, 2010 10:18 PM | Report abuse

Bartel with a good JC impression there.

Posted by: freakzilla | September 2, 2010 10:19 PM | Report abuse

can't coach speed swb.

ew that was ugly - wotz the flag. oh cool 1st down us
! woo hoo

Posted by: DikShuttle | September 2, 2010 10:20 PM | Report abuse

Arizona starting defense is in. Parker gashing 'em.

Posted by: scampbell1975 | September 2, 2010 10:21 PM | Report abuse

Good return by Banks. Special teams consists of mostly scrubs anyways, so that's a good return.

Posted by: MyPostIDisAfake | September 2, 2010 10:22 PM | Report abuse

Dik, if someone has the last name of "Speed", are they just screwed then? I'd be kinda pissed, 'cause I'd probably wanna be coached, but I just couldn't be.

Also, Parker doesn't look 100% awful and seems to be playing with some quickness tonight. Funny that the Redskins scrubs are driving on the Cards starters. Suuuuckers...

Posted by: --swb | September 2, 2010 10:23 PM | Report abuse

Wow DT w. a 1st down. clutch


sup in tha 808 state, K?

Posted by: DikShuttle | September 2, 2010 10:23 PM | Report abuse

Are they all starters, Scamp?

Posted by: freakzilla | September 2, 2010 10:23 PM | Report abuse

@ saltine182

Go to atdhe.net. It has live streams of sports.

Posted by: MyPostIDisAfake | September 2, 2010 10:24 PM | Report abuse

Cut. Parker. Now.

Posted by: SkinsfaninKaneohe | September 2, 2010 10:24 PM | Report abuse

Yep, I saw Dockett, Campbell, Porter, Hackett, etc...

Posted by: scampbell1975 | September 2, 2010 10:25 PM | Report abuse

Gano is solid.

Posted by: MyPostIDisAfake | September 2, 2010 10:26 PM | Report abuse

Great kick, Gordon Gano!

Posted by: freakzilla | September 2, 2010 10:26 PM | Report abuse

Finally, looks like we have a Kicker!

Posted by: Curzon417 | September 2, 2010 10:26 PM | Report abuse

Check that Haggans. they showed the lineup and it was all starters.

Posted by: scampbell1975 | September 2, 2010 10:27 PM | Report abuse

god bless sam huff, but he needs to get the hook.

Posted by: AdamCr | September 2, 2010 10:27 PM | Report abuse

niice

Posted by: DikShuttle | September 2, 2010 10:27 PM | Report abuse

Gano. Twice. 2nd time from 50, both right down the pike.

I ended up with him as a fantasy kicker when the neophytes started taking kickers in the 10th.

Posted by: SkinsfaninKaneohe | September 2, 2010 10:28 PM | Report abuse

Skins backups/cuts vs. Cards 1st team.

3-3.

Posted by: Diesel44 | September 2, 2010 10:29 PM | Report abuse

Yeah Adam, I think this might have to be Sams last year. He doesn't seem to know the roster very well and makes "interesting" cut/keep/start suggestions. I mean, he's still awesome in his own special way, but yeah...

Posted by: --swb | September 2, 2010 10:29 PM | Report abuse

I hope Devin plays well tonight. He's got one catch already.

Posted by: MyPostIDisAfake | September 2, 2010 10:30 PM | Report abuse

wishin i could get sonny and sam on sirius...these announcers on nfl network are awful and very biased towards the cardinals.

Posted by: aaronharman | September 2, 2010 10:30 PM | Report abuse

Been watching #58 Erik Cook at Center. Dude looks pretty solid so far...

Posted by: edvar | September 2, 2010 10:31 PM | Report abuse

Henson with the sack.

Posted by: scampbell1975 | September 2, 2010 10:32 PM | Report abuse

What?!! westbrook is still on the team??!!11

- maps.

Posted by: DikShuttle | September 2, 2010 10:32 PM | Report abuse

And Banks shows us again exactly why he's going to make for a tough decision. At least he got this fumble back

Posted by: --swb | September 2, 2010 10:33 PM | Report abuse

banks back on the bubble.

Posted by: Diesel44 | September 2, 2010 10:33 PM | Report abuse

Man, Russ needs to do some work with those Cardinal guards.

Banks with another bobble.........

Posted by: MyPostIDisAfake | September 2, 2010 10:34 PM | Report abuse

Banks muffs another one.

Posted by: scampbell1975 | September 2, 2010 10:34 PM | Report abuse

Nevermind..

Posted by: jiza32 | September 2, 2010 10:34 PM | Report abuse

Banks muffs another one.

Posted by: scampbell1975 | September 2, 2010 10:34 PM | Report abuse

wow - he just doesn't want to play pro ball, does he?

Posted by: DikShuttle | September 2, 2010 10:34 PM | Report abuse

Looks like Banks just muffed his way onto the practice squad...

Posted by: TDawg1 | September 2, 2010 10:34 PM | Report abuse

wow - he just doesn't want to play pro ball, does he?

Posted by: DikShuttle | September 2, 2010 10:34 PM | Report abuse

Can't teach speed? But you can teach how to catch, yes?

Posted by: RomoLongballs | September 2, 2010 10:34 PM | Report abuse

That's no bobble. That was a full muff.

Posted by: greendonkey | September 2, 2010 10:34 PM | Report abuse

aaronharman, they're biased towards the Cards because they're the Cardinals' announcers. Cardinals are the home team, so it's their crew that gets piped in for the national broadcast.

Posted by: freakzilla | September 2, 2010 10:35 PM | Report abuse

Hey Dik... life is good... sun still shining... still 82 degrees : )

The locals are all atwitter over USC vs the 'Bow Warriors. Bleh... Be nice to get a look at the Barkley kid.

Monte Coleman!!

Banks gotta make the catch on punts if he wants to make the team. Criminey.

Posted by: SkinsfaninKaneohe | September 2, 2010 10:35 PM | Report abuse

The new 2 million dollar man, beck, is in at QB for the skins for anyone following along via the Internets

Posted by: --swb | September 2, 2010 10:35 PM | Report abuse

ugh, kelli>jody "hammerface"

Posted by: RomoLongballs | September 2, 2010 10:36 PM | Report abuse

LOL @ everyone commenting on Banks' muffed catch at the exact same time!

Thought the page was loading slowly...

Posted by: TDawg1 | September 2, 2010 10:37 PM | Report abuse

actually, you can rlb: Portis, Byner are all examples of this. there are more.

Posted by: DikShuttle | September 2, 2010 10:37 PM | Report abuse

Keim just referred to Paulsen via twitter as a porn category: "hirstute". Ha.

Posted by: SkinsfaninKaneohe | September 2, 2010 10:38 PM | Report abuse

Banks was running backward the whole time trying to find the ball. Someone should be telling the guy how to count yards and know where to be standing for his catch.

Posted by: greendonkey | September 2, 2010 10:38 PM | Report abuse

Haven't seen Armstrong yet. Wonder if that means he's already made the team or I'm just blind?

Posted by: scampbell1975 | September 2, 2010 10:38 PM | Report abuse

Does anyone else think that Beck bears a slight resemblance to Steve Spurrier? Also, the photo they always show of josh bidwell on these CSN broadcasts makes him look like an adult version of Stewie from family guy

Posted by: --swb | September 2, 2010 10:40 PM | Report abuse

SUNAVA...I need to find another stream to watch the game.

Posted by: MyPostIDisAfake | September 2, 2010 10:41 PM | Report abuse

Scamp, they sat him tonight.

Posted by: RomoLongballs | September 2, 2010 10:41 PM | Report abuse

scampbell, armstrong was among the many guys listed as not playing tonight. i'm guessing this means he's on the team for sure. same goes for larry johnson

Posted by: --swb | September 2, 2010 10:42 PM | Report abuse

K, I'd like to make a 'double rainbow' joke - - but it's too late here. lol.

Beck isn't doin' it for me... didn't in Miamuh, either.

Posted by: DikShuttle | September 2, 2010 10:43 PM | Report abuse

Digging Haynesworth's hussle...

Posted by: TDawg1 | September 2, 2010 10:44 PM | Report abuse

@MyPost:

Thanks for the link - I've caught games on Channelsurfing before, but this time was told I had to download the latest Veetle program, and that sh*t just scares me too much, esp. for a preseason game.

Got to see a few plays @ ur link. Unfortunately, it just got yanked. Damn.

Cork, wanna host a fellow SF Skins fan this season? I'll bring the beers and... well... idk, kickoff's @ 4:20, right? ;-)

Posted by: hogmeister | September 2, 2010 10:44 PM | Report abuse

Barnes whiffs on one play then makes the open field tackle on the next.

Posted by: scampbell1975 | September 2, 2010 10:44 PM | Report abuse

Barnes!

Posted by: SkinsfaninKaneohe | September 2, 2010 10:44 PM | Report abuse

Anyone know a site where I can watch the game?

Posted by: MyPostIDisAfake | September 2, 2010 10:45 PM | Report abuse

why are the cardinals playing their starters so much?

Posted by: charlottechris | September 2, 2010 10:46 PM | Report abuse

Robert Henson looks really good tonight (no homo)

Posted by: TDawg1 | September 2, 2010 10:46 PM | Report abuse

Beanie hurt... what they get for playing him. Idiots.

Posted by: SkinsfaninKaneohe | September 2, 2010 10:46 PM | Report abuse

Henson shooting the gap like a rocket!

Posted by: DikShuttle | September 2, 2010 10:46 PM | Report abuse

Digging Henson's hustle.

Posted by: RomoLongballs | September 2, 2010 10:47 PM | Report abuse

Scamp, they sat him tonight.

Posted by: RomoLongballs | September 2, 2010 10:41 PM | Report abuse

scampbell, armstrong was among the many guys listed as not playing tonight. i'm guessing this means he's on the team for sure. same goes for larry johnson

Posted by: --swb | September 2, 2010 10:42 PM |

Guess that means I'm not blind. Gotta love this guy making the team.

Posted by: scampbell1975 | September 2, 2010 10:47 PM | Report abuse

Anyone know a site where I can watch the game?

Posted by: MyPostIDisAfake | September 2, 2010 10:45 PM

youporn.com or channelsurfing.net

Posted by: Diesel44 | September 2, 2010 10:48 PM | Report abuse

MPDF,

There's a post regarding Willie Parker from the 27th - there's a good list of sites there.

Try veetle, too. Tha missus had good luck there.

Posted by: DikShuttle | September 2, 2010 10:49 PM | Report abuse

Monte Coleman is killing it!!!

Posted by: SkinsfaninKaneohe | September 2, 2010 10:49 PM | Report abuse

Henson showing some of that athletic ability I was talking about earlier tonight when I was saying I loved Andre Carter as a DE, but I don't think he has the mobility to be a good LB in a 3-4

Posted by: RedskinRay1 | September 2, 2010 10:49 PM | Report abuse

Henson is money tonight! Sack and a tackle for loss. Plus takes time to write for hogshaven. It's the most meaningless game of the year, but he gets my mvp.

Posted by: greendonkey | September 2, 2010 10:50 PM | Report abuse

beeps

Posted by: Diesel44 | September 2, 2010 10:51 PM | Report abuse

Diggin' Gano and Henson

Posted by: nixx46 | September 2, 2010 10:51 PM | Report abuse

MyPost, go to atdhe.net, choose the 2nd stream of the game (first one is offline).

You'll need to download an app called Veetle, only takes a minute, then install it. Don't have to restart your browser. Once it's installed, click the button (you'll see the one I mean). You're golden.

Posted by: freakzilla | September 2, 2010 10:51 PM | Report abuse

wille parker lookin' decent

Posted by: charlottechris | September 2, 2010 10:55 PM | Report abuse

wille parker lookin' decent

Posted by: charlottechris | September 2, 2010 10:59 PM | Report abuse

Az should be a bad team this yr....

Our 2nds should handle them decently

Posted by: brandon_in_cali | September 2, 2010 11:09 PM | Report abuse

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