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News & Notes: Hall Out, Haynesworth Questionable


DeAngelo Hall has been ruled out of Sunday's game at Philadelphia, while Albert Haynesworth's status remains a game time decision, Jim Zorn said on Friday.

Hall missed practice for the third straight day on Friday due to a sprained knee.

"DeAngelo is going to be out," Zorn said after practice. "He's not going to play in the game."

Carlos Rogers and Fred Smoot are expected to start at cornerback for the Redskins.

Rogers returns to the starting lineup after he was benched two weeks ago in the Denver game.

"Here is another shot for Carlos," Zorn said. "He had a good week of practice."

Earlier this week, Rogers said he expected to get playing time if Hall was sidelined.

"Next guy will have to step up--only thing we can do," Rogers said. "We feel good about each corner we have on the roster."

Haynesworth continues to be slowed by an ankle injury. He has been able to test his ankle running on a treadmill this week, but he has not been able to practice.

He is listed as questionable for the second week in a row.

Haynesworth missed last week's game at Dallas after starting the Redskins' first nine games.

If Haynesworth cannot play vs. Philadelphia, then Kedric Golston would start next to Cornelius Griffin at defensive tackle.


Todd Yoder is questionable for Sunday's game at Philadelphia due to a toe injury.

Yoder did not practice on Wednesday and Thursday of this week and was limited on Friday,

"We are trying to give his toe a rest," Jim Zorn said. "He's likely to play but I would have to list him as questionable. He's a tough guy. He wants to play. He has already said you're not keeping me off the field, but we are trying to get him back to where he can actually function."

Fred Davis would be the Redskins' only healthy tight end if Yoder is sidelined. Chris Cooley remains sidelined with an ankle injury.

Offensive coaches may have Mike Sellers, normally a fullback, line up at tight end in certain packages. Sellers has played some tight end in years past.

Sellers tweaked his hamstring in practice this week and was limited in Friday's session. He is listed as questionable.

"Instead of having him try to push through it, we just took him out and said, 'Let's rub this thing down," Zorn said. "I think he feels pretty good. He was very limited because I pulled him off."


Edwin Williams appears to be on track to make his first NFL start on Sunday in Philadelphia.

Williams is expected to start at right guard vs. the Eagles. He would become the fifth Redskins starter at right guard this season.

Mike Williams, the only other option at right guard, was limited in practice this week due to a sprained ankle. He is probable for the Eagles game.

Edwin Williams said he is approaching the game as a starter.

"It won't be added pressure, but it's just going to be different mindset to have," he said. "You have to have a mental checklist down so that you know what you're supposed to be doing each play. You just want to be able to go out there and let loose."


The Redskins' starting defensive line of Phillip Daniels, Cornelius Griffin, Albert Haynesworth and Andre Carter has combined for 175.5 career sacks.

That's the most of any current starting defensive line in the NFL.

Cornelius Griffin registered his 29th career sack last Sunday in Dallas. That ties him for seventh place among active defensive tackles.

Albert Haynesworth's 27 career sacks is tied for 10th among active defensive tackles.

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