Redskins lose six starters during first half vs. Titans

UPDATE: Unofficially, Portis’ day is done in Tennessee. He was spotted on the sidelines in street clothes during the third quarter.


It became a brutal, injury-filled Sunday for the Redskins, and they weren’t even out of the first half of their game in Tennessee.

Redskins RB Clinton Portis, who missed the last five games with a groin ailment, started against the Titans, but he re-aggravated his injury and was announced as questionable to return. Portis had five rushes for 32 yards before leaving, but the Redskins have mostly relied on Keiland Williams in the backfield.

The Redskins dressed seven offensive linemen against the Titans, then lost two to injuries. Starting center Casey Rabach left in the first quarter with a knee injury and is questionable to return. In the second quarter, Derrick Dockery, who was playing right guard after Kory Lichtensteiger slid over to center, departed after injuring his left knee. Lichtensteiger moved back to guard with Dockery out, and Will Montgomery came in at center.

The Redskins’ injuries haven’t been limited to the offensive side of the ball. Anderson Russell, starting in place of ailing SS LaRon Landry, is questionable to return after suffering a knee injury. Starting OLB Lorenzo Alexander (hamstring) also is questionable to return, and ILB Rocky McIntosh left the game on the team’s last series with a thigh injury.

Then there is reserve RB Chad Simpson, who didn’t even make it to the start of the game. He suffered a foot injury during pregame warmups.

At last count, that’s six starters who have left the game for the Redskins.

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