Jansen Probably Out Against Bengals

The Washington Post's Jason Reid weighs-in on the growing rift between Clinton Portis and Jim Zorn following Portis's public statements on the radio Tuesday. Video by washingtonpost.com
Thursday, December 11, 2008

T Jon Jansen appears likely to miss at least Sunday's game against the Bengals, Redskins Coach Jim Zorn said yesterday.

Jansen, the Redskins' longest-tenured player, suffered a Grade 2 sprain of the medial collateral ligament in his left knee in Sunday's 24-10 loss to the Ravens.

Zorn said earlier this week that if Jansen couldn't play, veteran Jason Fabini, who has been active for only four games this season, would take his spot at right tackle.

Rookies Chad Rinehart, a third-round pick who has yet to play in an NFL game, and Devin Clark, an undrafted free agent promoted from the practice squad on Tuesday, would provide competition.

Washington also signed free agent OL D'Anthony Batiste yesterday and has G Will Montgomery in the mix. Montgomery signed as a free agent on Tuesday.

Washington already is without starting T Chris Samuels, who tore his triceps against Baltimore and is out for the season.

ยท OTHER INJURIES: DT Cornelius Griffin missed practice because of a pulled abdominal muscle and was unable to do much. Zorn didn't sound overly optimistic about Griffin's chances of playing on Sunday. . . .

LB Marcus Washington could miss one more week with his ankle sprain, Zorn said, but he is expected to play against Philadelphia on Dec. 21. . . .

CB Shawn Springs is still unable to do anything at practice with his calf strain but said he would play. . . .

LB London Fletcher (foot) is expected to play again this season. S Chris Horton (shoulder) is also likely to play, Zorn said. . . .

DT Kedric Golston is still limited by his bone spurs in his ankle. . . .

TE Todd Yoder (knee strain) said he will play, but Zorn said he may not be ready and that rookie TE Fred Davis is ready.

-- Jason La Canfora and Jason Reid

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