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News & Notes: Haynesworth Out With Hip Injury

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Albert Haynesworth sat out Sunday's season finale against the San Diego Chargers due to a hip injury.

Haynesworth did not practice last week and was listed as questionable heading into the game.

He suffered the injury in last week's game against the Dallas Cowboys.

Haynesworth finishes the season--his first with the Redskins--having played in 12 of 16 games. He posted 56 tackles, four sacks and one fumble recovery.

Kedric Golston started in place of Haynesworth at defensive tackle.

He logged two tackles and a sack in the Redskins' 23-20 loss.

Golston started six games this season and posted 50 tackles, two sacks and one forced fumble.

The Redskins' complete list of inactives for the Chargers game was as follows: Devin Thomas, P.J. Hill, LaRon Landry, Marcus McCauley, Alvin Bowen, Curtis Gatewood and Haynesworth.

Thomas sat out the game out with an ankle injury and Landry was sidelined with a concussion. They did not make the trip to San Diego.


-- SMOOT STARTS AT SAFETY

Fred Smoot started Sunday's game against the Chargers and saw extensive action at strong safety.

He replaced Reed Doughty, who was placed on injured reserve last week with a high ankle sprain.

It was Smoot's first career start at safety. He finished with one assisted tackle and one pass defended in the game.

He had started five games this season at cornerback. In Week 6 vs. Kansas City and in Week 13 vs. New Orleans, he opened as a third cornerback, replacing Doughty in the lineup.

Meantime, Kareem Moore made his second NFL start at free safety. He logged six tackles in the game.

He replaced LaRon Landry in the lineup. It was the first game Landry has missed in his three-year NFL career.

Secondary-cornerbacks coach Jerry Gray said that the 5-11, 185-pound Smoot would give the Redskins' defense some versatility in the defensive backfield.

"He has the flexibility of playing down low, playing a guy man-to-man, or even playing high," Gray said.


-- KELLY STEPS UP IN FINALE

With Devin Thomas sidelined, Malcolm Kelly drew the start at wide receiver for the Redskins opposite Santana Moss.

Kelly had his best game as a pro, catching five passes for 109 yards, both career highs.

Malcolm Kelly set up the second of the Redskins' two touchdowns with an 84-yard catch-and-run to the Chargers' 4-yard line.

Jason Campbell threw to Kelly on a deep route across the middle of the field. Kelly pulled in the pass ahead of a defender, burst past a tackler and raced into open field.

Kelly was tripped up at the Chargers' 4-yard line after the 84-yard gain.

Two plays later, Campbell faked a handoff to Quinton Ganther and threw to Mike Sellers in the flat. Sellers waltzed into the end zone for a 3-yard touchdown catch.

Kelly finished the season with 25 receptions for 347 yards.

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