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Rogers continues to rise

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Cornerback Carlos Rogers, who many at Redskin Park thought wouldn’t be back until late September or early October, cleared another hurdle this morning when he was able to practice for a second straight day after getting back on the field for two-a-days on Tuesday.

“I expected to have some pain when I woke up this morning because Rocky [McIntosh] on his first day back [after knee surgery], but I had no pain, no swelling,”  Rogers said, grinning. “I feel good.”

Coach Jim Zorn was impressed with the fourth-year man’s resiliency, noting that Rogers had bounced up immediately after going down while covering Rock Cartwright on a deep ball on Tuesday afternoon and how he had “very sudden” explosion on a pattern this morning.

Elsewhere on the injury front:

- Running back Ladell Betts rested his bruised thigh which has tightened up his quadricep

- Rookie receiver Malcolm Kelly tested his ailing hamstring in some team drills, as Zorn had predicted on Tuesday.

- David Elfin

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David Elfin

David Elfin

David Elfin has been following Washington-area sports teams since the late 1960s. David began his journalism career at Bethesda-Chevy Chase High School, the University of Pennsylvania (B.A., history) and Syracuse University (M.S., telecommunications). He wrote for the Bulletin (Philadelphia), the Post-Standard (Syracuse) and The Washington Post before coming to The Washington Times in 1986. He has covered colleges, the Orioles ...

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