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Springs Among Inactives; Rogers Returns

Cornerback Shawn Springs was among the inactive players for Saturday's Wild Card playoff game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

Springs has been slowed by a groin injury and missed practice in the days leading up to the game. The 9-year veteran sustained the injury in the Week 13 game at Arizona and re-aggravated it during last Sunday's win against the Philadelphia Eagles.

With Springs out, the Redskins relied on veteran Walt Harris and rookie Carlos Rogers at cornerback, with third-year player Ade Jimoh and second-year player Christian Morton serving in nickel and dime packages.

Rogers played for the first time in four weeks due to a biceps injury. He said during the week of preparation for the playoff game that he felt ready to play and that he had full range of motion in the biceps area.

The Redskins also deactivated rookie cornerback Dimitri Patterson and safety Matt Bowen.

The Redskins entered Saturday's playoff game in relatively good health. Only Springs and defensive end Renaldo Wynn were listed on the team's injury report. Wynn was probable with a foot injury and expected to start in Saturday's game.

The same could be said for Tampa Bay. The Bucs had just two players on their injury report, with second-year wide receiver Michael Clayton listed as out due to a turf toe injury. Also, safety Jermaine Phillips was listed as questionable with a knee injury.

The Redskins' complete list of inactive players was as follows: Springs, running back Nehemiah Broughton, Patterson, Bowen, defensive linemen Ryan Boschetti and Aki Jones and wide receiver Jimmy Farris. The third quarterback is Jason Campbell.

The Buccaneers listed the following players as inactive: running back Derek Watson, cornerback Blue Adams, offensive linemen Chris Colmer and Scott Jackson, defensive lineman Anthony Bryant, Clayton and tight end Will Heller. The third quarterback is Tim Rattay.

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