...WR Santana Moss (hamstring), RB Clinton Portis (ankle), CB Shawn Springs (calf) and S LaRon Landry (hamstring) did not practice Thursday while CB Carlos Rogers was limited.
Moss is the one player there may be some concern about. Coach Jim Zorn said Moss was improving and that he expects him to play. Then he added, "We're hoping."
...Greg Blache was at it again today with his phrases and quips. Today, he said of his defense's lack of sacks, "We applied for a job at Giant and couldn't get it because we couldn't sack the groceries."
...Blache said of his lines, "I don't make a big deal out of it until other people come back and tell you. When I walk away, I won't remember half the things I told you because so much of it is spontaneity. I said something Sunday and I called my wife and she said, ‘What did you say?' And I was like, ‘I don't know.' Ninety nine percent of the time I really don't know."
...He also said some strippers contacted him after his line in training camp comparing them to rookies. Don't know if he was kidding or not, but it sounded funny.
...Jason Campbell did a very good impression of Pete Kendall yesterday. Kendall said he hadn't seen it yet but added, "I'm sure it wasn't very good." This team does seem to like each other.
...The Redskins are a rare team when it comes to their players and dealing with the media. Their so-called stars all are cooperative. Only Clinton Portis is limited to talking once a week, but even he will stop at other times. Mostly, though, he's left alone on days he doesn't speak. But the other top players – Campbell, Chris Cooley, Moss and London Fletcher – are always available. Can't say there's one guy in the locker room who is just flat-out difficult to deal with. It's the third year in a row that I can honestly say it's the best locker room I've dealt with since I started covering the Redskins in 1994.
...Talked to some players about who the best prankster was on the team. Most said Mike Sellers, but a couple said Casey Rabach and Jon Jansen. Sellers is like a little kid, flicking guys and making goofy faces in interviews. He hasn't done that much this season; maybe it has something to do with his lack of carries. But Rabach and Jansen scare people because if you start trying to one-up them, they will hammer you.
...Ryan Plackemeier and Leigh Torrence got into a political discussion in the locker room today. Torrence is an Obama guy; Plackemeier apparently is for McCain.
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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