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Lloyd Deactivated vs. Jets

Wide receiver Brandon Lloyd was among the Redskins' inactive players for Sunday's game against the New York Jets.

According to the team, the reason for Lloyd's deactivation was that he missed a meeting last week. Lloyd did not make the trip to North Jersey for the game.

"He missed an important meeting for us when we were making our final preparations," head coach Joe Gibbs said. "We felt what we did was best for the team."

Lloyd has served as a reserve wide receiver so far this season. He has caught two passes for 14 yards.

Veterans James Thrash and Keenan McCardell saw an increased workload against the Jets.

Also on Sunday, the Redskins were without outside linebacker Marcus Washington, who remains slowed by a hamstring injury. It's the third game that Washington has missed this season due to the injury.

Safety Pierson Prioleau started in place of Washington as a fifth defensive back. Linebacker Randall Godfrey also saw action in place of Washington.

Another surprise inactive was cornerback David Macklin. With Carlos Rogers out for the season, the Redskins' third cornerback was second-year player Leigh Torrence.

The Redskins' fourth cornerback was John Eubanks, signed by the club last Tuesday from the practice squad. Eubanks played primarily on special teams.

The Redskins' complete inactive list was as follows: Macklin, Washington, offensive linemen Mike Pucillo, Randy Thomas and Kevin Sampson, defensive tackle Ryan Boschetti and Lloyd.


Wide receiver Laveranues Coles did not get the chance to play against his former team. Coles was among the New York Jets' inactive players for Sunday's game against the Redskins.

Coles suffered a concussion in the Jets' game against Buffalo last Sunday and he was listed as doubtful.

Justin McCareins started in place of Coles, who is second on the Jets with 42 catches but leads the team with six touchdown receptions.

Coles began his career as a third-round draft pick by the Jets, but he signed with the Redskins as a restricted free agent in March 2003. He played two seasons with the Redskins, catching 172 passes and seven touchdowns.

The Redskins traded Coles back to the Jets in March 2005, acquiring Santana Moss in the process.

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