On Now
Coming Up
  • There are no Events to display in this category.

Lorenzo Alexander Discusses Old College Pal Aaron Rodgers

Posted by Matt Terl on October 6, 2010 – 4:52 pm

Redskins linebacker Lorenzo Alexander and Packers quarterback overlapped for two years playing college ball with the Cal Golden Bears, and Alexander remembers Rodgers in prettty much the same way that you probably remember your college pals. “I used to go hang out in his dorm room,” Alexander says, “we used to kick it a lot.”

Probably unlike you and your college pals, these two are now in the NFL — Rodgers arrived as a first-round pick in 2005 and Alexander came into the league undrafted in 2006 — and are set to face off on Sunday. Alexander, for his part, is not surprised by where his old teammate has wound up. Read more »

Tags: ,
Posted in General | No Comments »

Clinton Portis Out For 4-6 Weeks

Posted by Matt Terl on October 6, 2010 – 3:23 pm

Clinton Portis‘s groin injury was a bad thing from the word go, that was obvious, but there’s something about a “groin injury” that lends itself a bit more readily to a bit of lighthearted banter than, say, a knee injury. So somehow it didn’t sound THAT bad.

But when “groin injury” becomes “third-degree groin separation,” as it did today, and “probably not this week” becomes “out for 4-6 weeks” … well, there’s not much to be lighthearted about.

Head coach Mike Shanahan stayed (relatively) optimistic after making the announcement today. “Clinton’s tough,” Shanahan said. “He’ll get a lot of rehab here. Hopefully, it’ll be four weeks rather than six weeks, but a third-degree separation is off the bone, so it’s quite sore right now.”

This makes Ryan Torain the primary ballcarrier for this week, with Chad Simpson his presumptive backup. Read more »

Posted in General | No Comments »

Redskins Add Two RBs To Practice Squad

Posted by Matt Terl on October 6, 2010 – 2:05 pm

The Redskins announced today that they’ve signed two running backs to the practice squad, releasing linebacker Mike Balogun to make room. (The other space was vacated when Brandon Banks was signed to the active roster on Saturday.)

One of the faces is familiar: this marks the return of Keiland Williams, who was with the team through preseason and spent the first three games of the season on the active roster.

The other guy is Javarris James, who — if not entirely familiar — at least comes from a familiar school. James played his college ball at Miami, just like Clinton Portis (and Santana Moss, and Rocky McIntosh), and is also the cousin of former NFL running back Edgerrin James. So if pedigree means anything, James could be an interesting addition. (It doesn’t, necessarily, but it’s still worth noting.)

After the jump, a few of James’ college highlights: Read more »

Tags: , ,
Posted in General | No Comments »
%d bloggers like this: