November 28, 2010

Redskins Vs. Vikings: Pregame Notes

Terrence Austin was called up from the practice squad for today's game after the release of Joey Galloway. You have to wonder how much Austin will play given the banged up state of Brandon Banks. Banks is still a great returner, but the knee surgery he underwent during the bye has clearly slowed him down. Austin could handle some of the return duties and hopefully he'll see reps.

Derrick Dockery is inactive, leaving the Redskins with just seven offensive linemen and considering Casey Rabach is coming off an injury, I'm not sure I like that. The Vikings still have a strong defensive line, which will be tough for the depleted Redskins to handle.

Being without LaRon Landry will prove costly. Reed Doughty doesn't have his array of talents and Kareem Moore has been spotty. The back end of the secondary will be a concern as will containing Adrian Peterson. The Redskins are giving up a league worst 5.1 yards per carry so expect Minnesota to stick to the ground game throughout the day.

Meanwhile Washington is without Ryan Torain due to a hamstring injury. Keiland Williams will start and James Davis will back him up just days after being promoted from the practice squad.

Here's the complete list of inactives.

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