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Griffin, Betts Among Redskins Inactives

As expected, Cornelius Griffin was among the Redskins' inactive players for Sunday's game against the Oakland Raiders. It was the third consecutive game that the defensive tackle has missed as a result of a hip injury.

With Griffin inactive, assistant head coach-defense Gregg Williams substituted at the position throughout the game, with converted end Demetric Evans, Ryan Boschetti and Cedric Killings sharing the workload.

Defensive end Renaldo Wynn also shifted inside on some downs, Williams said.

"It depends on the down and personnel package," Williams said of Wynn's role. "[Defensive coordinator-defensive line coach] Greg Blache has done a good job of rotating all of his guys in there."

Running back and kick returner Ladell Bess was also among the inactive players for the game. Betts suffered a knee injury in last week's 36-35 loss to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and was listed as doubtful heading into the Oakland game.

With Betts out, Rock Cartwright backed up Clinton Portis at running back. James Thrash wass expected to take over as the primary kickoff returner, but rookie Rich Parson had all of the returns.

Thrash suffered a hamstring in the second quarter, leaving Parson and Nehemiah Broughton to handle return duties. Parson, a rookie out of Maryland, made his NFL debut.

The Redskins' complete list of inactive players was as follows: safety Omar Stoutmire, Betts, center Cory Raymer, linebacker Robert McCune, tight end Robert Johnson, defensive lineman Aki Jones and Griffin.

The Redskins' third quarterback was Jason Campbell.

For the Raiders, the inactive players were as follows: wide receivers Carlos Francis and Johnnie Morant, cornerbacks Charles Woodson and Denard Walker, linebackers Ryan Riddle and DeLawrence Grant and offensive lineman Langston Walker.

Rookie cornerback Fabian Washington started in place of Woodson. The Raiders' third quarterback was Andrew Walter.

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