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Wednesday, December 27, 2006

December 27-- Springs to IR, future uncertain

The Skins placed cornerback Shawn Springs on injured reserve ending his season.. His future is uncertain with the team due to his injury history and large cap number for next season (Approx. 7.3 Million) he would likely have to restructure to remain on the team.. I am efforting an interview with him tomorrow for the pre-game show to ask what he thinks about his future..
The team also waived Mike Rumph.. He was acquire din the pre-season for WR Taylor Jacobs.. Rumph was inactive for the bulk of the season.. As one team source told me, “All you had to see was the Giants game in NY and you’d have all the answers you need about his playing ability.”
The team signed CB John Eubanks from the practice squad and DB Leigh Torrence who was a free agent for the NYG game..
Two new practice squad players were signed as well, T Calvin Armstrong and WR Ryan Hoag..

Gregg Williams said that this has been a “very long year” for him not going as far as to say the toughest of his career.. he did not want to speculate on the future of Springs or any off-season personnel decisions that Skins will consider, but did say the staff would have to “strip this thing down” schematically to find out what holes are personnel related and what holes are schematically related.. In essence Williams is not throwing his players under the bus for their overall ranking of 30th in the league.. The team is also about to set a new NFL mark for fewest takeaways in a single season, they have 12, the record stands at 15..

Asked what Brandon Lloyd’s role is on the team, Jason Campbell only said “That is between he and the coaching staff.” Campbell called him a very good talent and that he expects things to be different after the offseaosn in terms of working with the receivers.. Lloyd had said on the Monday Night Replay show that he has not had any conversations with the staff regarding his steadily decreasing playing time and that his position coach, “knows as much as I do, which is nothing” about the situation..
Campbell plans to spend time with his receivers in the offseason.. he said Santana Moss has threatened to kidnap him to Miami to work doing the spring before OTA’s begin.. Campbell said he knows how important it is to get together with his receivers to try and build the timing needed to take the offense to a new level..
Al Saunders called the offseason work imperative.. Saunders admitted he has “taken the horns out of the offense” since Campbell has come in.. He needed to run a much more scaled down version of the attack due to experience level and “ability of the players we have.” Saunders said calling the games this year has been vastly different then the way he was calling them in KC and St. Louis, but says he sees a lot of progress in Campbell and the overall unit and expects the versatility to increase dramatically come next season..

Carlos Rogers said he might join Campbell and Moss for training sessions, but also said he has been invited to work out with Darrell Green and Deion Sanders and expects to take them up on their offer.. Asked if the team should find a way to being Shawn Springs back, Rogers paused and said “He’s a guy who is about to be paid a lot of money and only played a few games this year. If they restructure that would be great, if they don’t we’ll have to work in the new guy.”

Injury Report: Redskins: LB Khary Campbell (hamstring) questionable, T Jon Jansen (calf) probable, C Casey Rabach (hand) probable, S Troy Vincent (general illness) probable.. Only Vincent and Campbell missed practice..

NYG: FB Jim Finn (back) probable, TE Jeremy Shockey (ankle) questionable, OL Rich Seubert (shin) doubtful, all three missed at least a portion of the NYG practice..


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