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News & Notes: Moss Full-Go In Practice

Wide receiver Santana Moss participated fully in Thursday's practice, a promising sign that his hamstring injury is improving and he could be available for this Sunday's game against the Philadelphia Eagles.

Moss remains listed as questionable on the team's injury report.

After increasing his practice workload on Thursday, Moss said that he felt fine, but added that he was still taking the injury day to day.

Moss was limited in Wednesday's practice, the Redskins' first in preparation for the game against the Eagles.

"It's a step up from [Wednesday's practice]," Moss said. "I feel like I ran with more confidence. I'm on the right track."

Added Moss: "I think I need to be about 85 percent to be ready to go. Right now I'd say I'm about 80 percent."

Moss injured his hamstring in the Oct. 22 game against Indianapolis and sat out last Sunday's Dallas game.

Meantime, wide receiver Brandon Lloyd sat out practice on Thursday due to a groin injury. He is listed as probable for Sunday's game.

Backup tight end Christian Fauria (ankle) also missed Thursday's practice and he remains listed as questionable.


Clinton Portis maintains that, on one of his 1-yard plunges at the goal line in the first quarter of last Sunday's win over Dallas, he scored a touchdown.

But referees ruled that Portis had not crossed the goal line, though. It was part of a series of seven plays inside the Cowboys' 5-yard line. Portis ran the ball five times, Ladell Betts ran it once and Mark Brunell passed once to Antwaan Randle El.

The Dallas defense was able to stop Portis and the Redskins' offense on a 4th-and-1 play at the goal line, turning the ball over.

"I just looked at the film again today and I crossed the goal line," Portis said on Thursday. "For whatever reason, we didn't get in. If they would have replayed it in the stadium, we could have challenged that and I would have had a touchdown.

"You have to give credit to Dallas, with their backs against the wall, coming up with a stop," he added.

Asked if he would have any issue if bigger running backs T.J. Duckett or Mike Sellers started getting more touches in goal line situations, Portis replied: "That's our team. Whatever [coaches] decide to do, I am just a part of the team."

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