The Washington Redskins and Philadelphia Eagles always seem to be arguing about something, and yesterday it started up again when all-pro defensive end Reggie White said the Redskins used illegal chop blocks on him during their game at RFK Stadium three weeks ago and that he would do something about it Monday night at Veterans Stadium.
Specifically, White accused Redskins center Jeff Bostic of the illegal hits. He emphasized he didn't believe the Redskins were trying to hurt him, but added that that's how people wind up getting hurt.
Chop blocking -- where one offensive lineman stands up a defensive lineman and another offensive lineman hits the defender at the knees -- is illegal in the NFL. White declined to cite Bostic by name, but made it clear that was who he was talking about.
"I don't think it was done on purpose," White said. "But it was just the fact that it was done and continued to be done. I'm not going to make a big deal of it. It'll be a different situation on my part Monday night."
Asked if what he planned was illegal, he said, "Yes."
Bostic seemed amazed at the charges, saying, "I've never knowingly chopped someone. I just haven't done it."May, Johnson Return
A couple of familiar faces were welcomed back to practice yesterday. Offensive lineman Mark May and cornerback A. J. Johnson practiced for the first time this season and may be able to play in a few weeks.
Both underwent reconstructive knee surgery after last season. May's surgery took place six months earlier and his recovery has not gone smoothly. . . .
Cornerback Brian Davis (pulled calf) was put on injured reserve and the team signed linebacker Randy Kirk, who was released by San Diego during training camp.
Kirk, 25, is coming onto the 47-man roster as a replacement for Davis, but he was signed to replace long snapper John Brandes (sprained right wrist).