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Posted at 03:57 PM ET, 08/14/2012

Redskins lose nose tackle Chris Neild for the season to torn ACL

Backup nose tackle Chris Neild +is out for the season with a torn anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee, coach Mike Shanahan said Tuesday afternoon.

Neild injured his knee Monday and underwent an MRI exam.

The second-year man from West Virginia was battling for a roster spot with Chris Baker, who spent all but a few hours of last season on the practice squad.

After recording two sacks and a forced fumble in the opening game last season, Neild had no sacks the rest of the way. He appeared in all 16 games and had 10 tackles.

By Washington Post Sports  |  03:57 PM ET, 08/14/2012

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