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Neither Duckett Nor Patten Plays Against the Giants

By Jason La Canfora
Washington Post Staff Writer
Monday, October 9, 2006

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J., Oct. 8 -- Running back T.J. Duckett was active Sunday for the first time since Week 2, but once again did not get on the field, while wide receiver David Patten was scratched from the lineup.

Duckett, a short-yardage specialist, was acquired from Atlanta in the preseason for the equivalent of a high third-round pick but has appeared in only one game, when he carried five times. Sunday was the second time he was in uniform for a game but never entered it.

Patten was one of the focal points of the Redskins' 2005 offseason, signed from New England as a free agent, but missed much of last season after knee surgery and has just one catch in 2006.

Lloyd Comes Up Empty Again

Wide receiver Brandon Lloyd, who was acquired from San Francisco in the offseason for two draft picks and signed to a long-term contract extension in April, is still looking for his first impact game with the Redskins. Lloyd was held without a catch Sunday and has six catches for 75 yards this season.

Lloyd has yet to catch more than three balls in a game or amass even 50 yards in a game. He was held without a catch for the second time this season and Washington had just 109 passing yards.

"You can't sit there and cry about it and be selfish about it," wide receiver Santana Moss said. "You've got to wait your turn and wait to get that chance. The opportunities today were very slim."

Comings and Goings

Linebacker Marcus Washington and defensive tackle Cornelius Griffin suffered hip injuries in the game but played regularly. . . . With place kicker John Hall saying he felt fatigue in his leg, the Redskins opted to let punter Derrick Frost handle kickoff duties, as he did at the start of the season. "We didn't want to run the risk" of aggravating Hall's leg, Coach Joe Gibbs said. Hall made a 39-yard field goal but missed wide left from 42 yards. . . .

Defensive tackle Joe Salave'a started Sunday after missing two games with a right calf injury. Rookie Kedric Golston remained in the defensive line rotation after starting two games while Salave'a was hurt. Rookie lineman Anthony Montgomery and veteran Ryan Boschetti were inactive. . . . Defensive end Phillip Daniels left the game for a spell with a neck injury but returned. . . . Cornerback Shawn Springs remains out with groin problems and has yet to play since the first preseason game. There is no firm timetable for his return. . . .

Jason Campbell was designated the third quarterback, as he has been for all 21 games of his career. Offensive linemen Todd Wade and Jim Molinaro were inactive, as was safety Curry Burns. . . . Moss's brother, Sinorice, has been nursing injuries and was inactive for the Giants. Ex-Redskin Tim Hasselbeck was the Giants' No. 3 quarterback. . . .

Giants running back Brandon Jacobs claimed the Redskins use dirty tactics and accused Sean Taylor of "hitting between the legs and stuff like that. I don't buy those kind of things." He said that Omar Stoutmire spat on him last year. Taylor, fined by the NFL for spitting in a playoff game against Tampa Bay in January, did not comment after the game. . . . The 411 yards allowed by the Redskins were the most since Dec. 21, 2003, when Chicago produced 429.

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