Keyaron Fox fills in for Rocky McIntosh

October 30, 2011

After losing players to season-ending injuries in each of their previous two games, the Redskins suffered only wounds of the emotional variety in their 23-0 loss to the Buffalo Bills Sunday.

While the Redskins finished the game with the same players they started with, Keyaron Fox saw his most extensive action of the season at inside linebacker.

“I expected to play a little bit today,” he said, “but I was expecting to play behind [London] Fletcher. I thought I was going to be behind him.”

Fletcher’s hamstring did not keep him out of the lineup, but Rocky McIntosh appeared to tweak his right ankle early in Sunday’s game. Fox lined up next to Fletcher in parts of each quarter, though McIntosh still played regularly.

Fox appeared to struggle at times, though he did have one big tackle. In the second quarter, the Bills faced third-and-nine from the Washington 23-yard line. Ryan Fitzpatrick hit Fred Jackson with a short pass over the middle, and Fox pulled him down after four yards, potentially keeping Jackson from reaching the end zone. The Bills had to settle for a field goal on the possession.

Fox was credited with four tackles, including two unassisted. Despite spending parts of the game on the sidelines, McIntosh was credited with seven tackles, four of them unassisted.

Rick Maese is a sports features writer for The Washington Post.
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