Springs doubtful

The Redskins could be without two of their top three corners and one starting safety when they host Cleveland on Sunday.

Corner Shawn Springs (calf) is listed as doubtful for the Browns game. His backup, Fred Smoot, is listed as questionable because of a groin injury. And safety Chris Horton is questionable with an ankle injury. Horton practiced Friday, but not the previous two days.

Coach Jim Zorn said Springs will be a game-time decision.

‘'He says he wants to play,'' Zorn said, ‘'but I don't know if he'll be fit to play. It's probably not good. But you know me; I'm an optimist. I'm hoping.''

Springs' loss would be a hard one because of his versatility. If Horton is limited, the Redskins can use Springs as a safety. Rookie Kareem Moore is another option as is newly-signed Mike Green. But neither is the most welcoming option against a passing attack starting to click.

Running back Clinton Portis (hip) did not practice and also could be a game-time decision. However, he's listed as questionable and the Redskins are cautiously optimistic that he can play. Cleveland tight end Kellen Winslow (illness) is questionable.

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