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News & Notes: Khary Campbell Draws Start

The Redskins' deactivated injured defensive tackle Cornelius Griffin and middle linebacker Lemar Marshall for Sunday's game against the Indianapolis Colts.

Linebacker Khary Campbell drew the start in place of Marshall. It was the first career start for Campbell, a fourth-year player who has played mostly on special teams in his NFL career.

Griffin and Marshall had missed practice time last week leading up to the Colts game. Griffin has been slowed by a hip injury and Marshall has an ankle injury.

Marshall had been listed as probable heading into Sunday's game, so it was a mild surprise that he was among the game inactives.

Kedric Golston, a rookie sixth-round draft pick, drew the start in place of Griffin. Joe Salave'a, listed as probable with a calf injury, also started at defensive tackle.

As expected, the Redskins were without starting cornerback Carlos Rogers, who has a fractured thumb. Fortunately, the Redskins had cornerback Shawn Springs back in the starting lineup. Springs started opposite Kenny Wright, the only Redskins' cornerback to start every game this season.

The Redskins' complete list of inactive players was as follows: Rogers, offensive linemen Jim Molinaro and Tyson Walter, defensive tackles Griffin and Ryan Boschetti, wide receiver David Patten and Marshall.

The Colts deactivated two starters for the game: safety Bob Sanders (knee) and defensive tackle Montae Reagor. Also, as expected, wide receiver Brandon Stokley (knee) was inactive.

Reagor was in a car accident on Sunday afternoon prior to the game and he was hospitalized. Newly acquired defensive tackle Anthony McFarland, who joined the Colts in a trade last Tuesday, started in place of Reagor.



Heading into Sunday's game against the Colts after two difficult losses, the Redskins' coaches wanted to set a tone in the week of practice. The Colts have been among the NFL's elite teams, having won 28 of its last 33 games, regular and postseason. Indianapolis is 18-3 at the RCA Dome the last three years.

"We wanted players to understand that when they came back to work on Wednesday, let's make sure we understand who we are getting ready to play," assistant head coach-defense Gregg Williams said.

Plenty of players were on hand for work on Tuesday, which is their day off.

"Defensively most of the guys are in there anyway, whether it is for treatment, extra film study or picking up stuff that we provide for them to take home," Williams said. "But some of the guys have enough technology at home where they can do all the breakdown stuff at home.

"They came in with a good feeling of what the Colts are all about."

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