...Linebacker Marcus Washington (hamstring) practiced and is expected to play Sunday. Receiver James Thrash (ankle) was limited in practice. Coach Jim Zorn said he has a mild high ankle sprain, but we're guessing it's just a mild sprain period. However, there's still no guarantee that he'll play Sunday.
... Receiver Malcolm Kelly (ankle) also practiced, but Zorn said he thought Kelly was favoring his ankle. Kelly says he'll play, but Zorn's tone suggested otherwise. We'll see.
...Others who were limited today: H.B. Blades (knee), LB Khary Campbell (thigh), S Kareem Moore (hamstring) and CB Fred Smoot (hip).
...Defensive coordinator Greg Blache said Moore would likely play some special teams Sunday.
...Blache also said he considered starting safety Chris Horton ahead of Reed Doughty, but he likes the latter's character too much. Not to mention his knowledge of the defense. Horton, he said, made a lot of mistakes that the coaches, but not the public, saw.
...The coaches agreed: Kedric Golston played an outstanding game vs. the Saints.
...Erasmus James and Rob Jackson both beat Stephon Heyer big-time in one-on-one drills. Still have my doubts about Heyer. There's a reason the Redskins ran so much to the left side the other day.
...Justin Geisinger had a good showing vs. Anthony Montgomery in one-on-one work, but the next time the big fella drove back Geisinger.
...Vinny Cerrato and Dan Snyder watched from the sidelines today. Snyder has watched more practices this year; and he's ditched the formal wear for polos and sweats. We're guessing Cerrato was gathering material for his radio show. Yes, the situation is a joke. And you wonder why this franchise gets little respect; in many ways it's actually sad.
John Keim covers the Redskins for the Washington Examiner and is a contributing editor for Warpathinsiders.com. He has covered the team since 1994. Some of his other stories can be found at dcexaminer.com
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