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Samuels, Springs Injured In Win

The status of left tackle Chris Samuels and cornerback Shawn Springs will be updated Monday after both players sustained injuries in Sunday's 17-13 win over the Arizona Cardinals.

Samuels has a sprained knee and Springs has back and groin injuries.

"I'm concerned right now about our injuries," head coach Joe Gibbs said. "We'll just have to see where that leads us and where we go."

Samuels sustained his knee injury late in the fourth quarter and had to be helped off the field. He did not return to the field.

Samuels told reporters in the locker room that he did not think his injury was very serious and that he expects to be available for next Sunday's game against Dallas.

Should Samuels miss playing time, Brown could draw the starting assigmment or second-year lineman Jim Molinaro could see his first significant action as a pro. Molinaro has seen limited action in his two seasons, playing mostly on special teams.

Springs suffered his injuries early in the fourth quarter on consecutive series. He was replaced by Ade Jimoh. The secondary was already without veteran cornerback Walt Harris, who sat out Sunday's game with a calf injury.

Jimoh stepped up in Springs' place and logged a key tackle of wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald on a 3rd-and-1 play.

If Springs is sidelined for any length of time, the Redskins could take a look at some free agent defensive backs. The defense is only carrying four cornerbacks.

Rookie cornerback Dimitri Patterson was on the Redskins' roster earlier this season--playing special teams in one game--but is now on the team's practice squad.

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