Here is what well be talking about at Redskins Park this week:--This will be a short week for the Redskins as their game against the Vikings is on Saturday. The Vikings and almost every other NFL team, however, face the same issue as the NFL opted not to hold its slate of games on Christmas day. The players were off on Monday and will resume today as though it was a Wednesday. That means that Rex Grossman will address the media today and we will talk to Kyle Shanahan and Jim Haslett on Wednesday.--There are a few injury concerns during the short week. Jammal Brown has missed the last two games with a groin injury and his progress and practice participation will be monitored through the week. Mike Shanahan mentioned on Monday that Roy Helu was slowed down by knee and toe injuries against the Giants, factors that contributed to his subpar average of just 2.3 yards per carry. He also said that cornerback Josh Wilson was a little woozy on the sideline on Sunday after taking a blow to the head. Wilson will be tested to see if he can resume practice.--With LaRon Landry being added to injured reserve, the Redskins played the Giants with a 52-man roster. No big deal, of course, it just meant that there were six inactive players instead of seven. Expect to see a 53rd player added at some point before practice today. At this point in the season, it could be someone at almost any position, a free agent or practice squad player who will get two weeks of NFL minimum salary money (that would come to 44,117 for a rookie, more for a player with accrued seasons) and a chance to get a head start at catching on with the 2012 Redskins.--Donovan McNabb was traded to the Vikings shortly after the lockout ended and this game was immediately marked as his return and chance for revenge. The intrigue faded when McNabb was benched in favor of rookie Christian Ponder earlier this season and then it disappeared altogether when McNabb was released earlier this month. Rookie Christian Ponder got the starting job. The Redskins could have drafted him and well ask Mike Shanahan if that was seriously considered.
Talking Points: Wilson was 'a little woozy'
December 20, 2011, 11:34 am