Extenuating circumstances abound injuries, defending short fields, playing good teams but the Redskins defense limped to finish line over the last five games.
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Mike Shanahan used the time immediately after the Redskins season-ending loss at Philadelphia to speak to the full roster for the final time.
Some notes from the Redskins 34-10 loss at Philadelphia, much of which was provided by the teams media relations department: Will Montgomery and Chris Chester were the only two offensive players to
Playing time totals and analysis from the Redskins 33-26 loss to the Minnesota Vikings on Sunday:
OFFENSE (64 snaps)RB: Evan Royster 50, Darrel Young 28, Ryan Torain 14.
For 14 games, Adam Carriker knew his role on the Redskins defense: Play end on first and second downs and then come off the field when Jim Haslett employed five defensive backs.