At 216 Games, Green Does His Energizer Imitation
By Richard Justice
Green, 37, likely will take over first place Saturday against the New York Giants at Giants Stadium. He'll wrap up his 15th NFL season the following week in the home finale against the Philadelphia Eagles.
When Green signed a new five-year contract last winter, his children wore T-shirts proclaiming "Darrell Green Pro Bowl 2000." He still seems on schedule for that honor.
Green's six Pro Bowl appearances are the fourth most in team history behind Chris Hanburger (9), Charley Taylor (8), and Ken Houston (7).
"Of course, I'm happy about it," Green said, "but the fact of the matter is that an individual accomplishment is overshadowed by what we're trying to accomplish as a team. That's okay because I've got a basement full of awards and things that I can look at when I want to remember individual accomplishments. This is about the team."
T. Johnson Re-Injured
Johnson will be examined again on Monday, but the team's medical staff appears cautiously confident he'll be able to play against the Giants. Meanwhile, tight end James Jenkins suffered from abdominal cramps during most of the game. He'll be examined by team physician Donald Knowlan on Monday.
But the Redskins would love to have Allen back for at least the final game of the season. Allen's ankle injury is the latest setback in a frustrating season. He also missed one game with a broken thumb and two games with a sprained knee.
Mitchell Rolls Seven
With his kickoff return for a touchdown in Week 2 against Pittsburgh, he's the first Redskin in 19 years to have both a punt return and a kickoff return for a touchdown in the same season. Tony Green did it in 1978.
Mitchell's punt return opened the scoring and got the Redskins off on a nice start to their victory over Arizona, their first road win against the Cardinals since 1991.
"I thought he gave us a great lift," Coach Norv Turner said. "He's one of those special players capable of making those kinds of plays."
Emtman Gets the Call
Defensive tackle Chris Mims was held out of a second consecutive game in hopes that a strained abdominal muscle that has bothered him most of the season will heal. Mims said he still feels pain in the area, but won't know if he has progressed until he attempts to practice on Wednesday.
Westbrook Shines at JKC
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