Monday at the Park
1. Mike Shanahan said James Davis led the Redskins in carries on Sunday because he wanted to see what Davis could do. Davis rushed six times for 11 yards.
2. Clinton Portis is scheduled to have surgery on Tuesday. A timetable for his offseason recovery hasn’t yet been made public.
3. No decision has been made about LaRon Landry’s status for the rest of the season. Landry is still spending time in a walking-boot. There is some speculation that Washington’s strong safety has played his final game of the season.
4. Carlos Rogers strained his hamstring (not the one that he missed last week’s game trying to treat), and isn’t yet sure if he’ll be able to practice on Wednesday.
5. DeAngelo Hall said that there won’t be a situation where players are “checking out” this season. He said that the Redskins’ ownership, coaching staff and front office won’t allow it.
6. Keiland Williams reiterated that being banged up on Sunday had nothing to do with his lack of touches. He went from getting 23 carries and making six receptions in a win last week to getting three rushes and seven touches in this weekend’s loss.
7. According to the Redskins’ coaching film, third cornerback Phillip Buchanon has registered a team-leading 13 passes defended. Carlos Rogers (12) and DeAngelo Hall (11) have fewer, despite much more play time.
8. Albert Haynesworth is leading the Redskins with six tackles for loss. He blew up two plays where one yard was needed by creating penetration by breaking through the Minnesota front.
9. Brandon Banks says he hasn’t played much wide receiver because he’s not healthy enough to get extensive practice reps. Mike Shanahan backed this up. He said he’s hoping they can get Banks more mid-week work on offense.
10. Special teams captain Lorenzo Alexander plans on sitting down and talking with Perry Riley about his two block-in-the-back penalties on Sunday. He thinks Riley was playing hard and said that the rookie linebacker will bounce back this week.