Brunell Expected to Play, Hall Out

It appears that Mark Brunell will play on Sunday, but kicker John Hall is still out.

Redskins quarterback Mark Brunell participated in some of Friday's practice and is expected to play Sunday against San Francisco.

Brunell strained his calf in practice Thursday, but is listed as probable on the depth chart. Redskins coach Joe Gibbs said Brunell will play. And Brunell, who played down the injury Thursday, said he feels better.

‘'It's Coach Gibbs' decision,'' he said.

Which means, of course, that he's playing. But there could be a problem with the weather. Rain is forecast all weekend in the Washington area, possibly leaving the Redskins with a soggy field Sunday – a potential problem for a quarterback with any kind of leg injury.

...Gibbs said that kicker Nick Novak would handle all the kicking duties Sunday. John Hall was listed as probable on the injury report, but it appears the Redskins would like him to make it through another week of practice before having him kick in the game.

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