Redskins notes: Daniels wants to return

Redskins notes: Daniels wants to return
December 29, 2010, 9:45 pm
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Wednesday, December 29, 2010, 4:45 p.m.

By Ryan OHalloran
Staff writer


Fifteen years and 201 regular season games into his career, Redskins defensive end Phillip Daniels wants to continue playing even as he ends another season on injured reserve.

I plan on coming back next year, he said Wednesday. I go one year at a time but I know I have another year.

Daniels played the first 14 games before a groin injury sent him to IR for the third time in his seven years with the Redskins. He hopes surgery isnt required but will know in 2-3 weeks.

Daniels, 37, played as a reserve and totaled 240 snaps (17.1 per game) of playing time.

I had a good season, going in as a back-up and making plays, he said.

Daniels said his off-season routine will include his usual power-lifting but he wants to add Pilates and yoga.

If the owners lock out the players, Daniels admitted that could benefit players like him veterans who coaches know will stay in good physical condition even if there arent the usual organized team activities or mini-camps.

You cant just go out and get guys that dont know your system, he said. Teams arent going to go get guys that would have to learn your system when you have guys like me you can bring back.

Doughty cleared, Moore to IR
Safety Reed Doughty, who sustained his first career concussion in the Dallas game and did not play at Jacksonville, returned to practice Wednesday and expects to play Sunday.

Cornerback Carlos Rogers (calf) did not practice and linebacker Brian Orakpo (groin), receiver Brandon Banks (knee) and safety Macho Harris (hip) were limited.

Safety Kareem Moore became the 14th Redskins player to be placed on injured reserve. Moore will have right knee surgery on Monday, his second operation of the season.

He played hurt most of the season, said coach Mike Shanahan, who has seen three of his four opening day safeties put on IR.

Doughty, meanwhile, will likely start alongside Kevin Barnes against the Giants. He found watching the Redskins-Jaguars game on television difficult.

Im glad they didnt let me go on the trip because I would have been fighting to go in, he said. It was tough watching. I was watching our safeties and I knew every coverage we were in and I could tell the little things they were doing.

Six wins = one Pro Bowler
Shanahan cited the Redskins 6-9 record as the reason only cornerback DeAngelo Hall was named to the NFC Pro Bowl roster.

Anytime youve got 6 wins, its always tough for some of the guys to get the recognition they deserve, Shanahan said.

Only three times since 1982 have the Redskins been limited to one Pro Bowl player (1992, 1999 and 2004). They do have five alternates who could make the trip to Hawaii, including London Fletcher.

Fletcher is a second alternate and made the game last year as an alternate.

Its good to be recognized and still be considered one of the top players at your position all these years later, Fletcher said.

Gano honored
Redskins kicker Graham Gano was named NFC Special Teams Player of the Week following his two-field goal game at Jacksonville.

Gano booted his NFL record-tying third overtime game-winner (31 yards) to help the Redskins win 20-17 over the Jaguars.

Gano joins LaRon Landry (Week 5) and DeAngelo Hall (Week 7) as player of the week winners.

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